2018 Featured Guests & Attractions
With over 2,000 half-hours of animation credits, Rob’s versatility shines in his starring roles as the voices of Yakko Warner, Dr. Scratch ‘n’ Sniff (Animaniacs), Pinky (Pinky & and Brain), and Donatello (Nickelodeon’s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”).
The Orville, The Joe Schmo Show, Family Guy
Ralph Garman has been a fixture and a star on radio, TV, film, and podcasting for almost two decades. He served as host of all three seasons of the successful Spike TV “faux-reality” comedy show, THE JOE SCHMO SHOW. He was also seen in SyFy Network’s cult classics SHARKTOPUS and LAVALANTULA, and can be heard every week voicing various characters on FOX TV‘s animated hit show, FAMILY GUY. In addition, Ralph appears on Seth MacFarlane’s TV series THE ORVILLE.
Stranger Things Tribute
Rick Prince and Rashaad Santiago from SYFY’s Face OFF have created the first of its kind Demogorgan suit. It is fully animatronic and worn by an actor: you have never seen anything like it! Meet the creators and see this amazing creation in action.
SYFY's Face OFF
Rick began his career at a local puppet shop where he worked for over 10 years creating characters for Sesame Street and for theme parks such as Disney, Busch Gardens, and Dollywood. Seeking to further his special effects makeup skills, Rick started his own company, Malice in Mind FX Laboratory, located in Nashville, TN. His company creates live interactive art such as the Prowl mobile suit for Transformers Universe, full zombie makeups for the Nashville Zombie Walk, wireless DMX controlled stage tornadoes for Lil Twist, as well as characters and live show set ups for conventions including Comic Con-New York.
SYFY's Face OFF
Kind-hearted, self-motivated and driven, Rashaad Santiago is confident his creativity will make him a winner. With his father’s support as inspiration, Rashaad combats any adversity through his artwork. As a self-taught makeup artist, he has gained expertise in sculpting, molding and application. He’s inspired by Stan Winston because of his work on Jurrassic Park and Predator. He feels that he works most efficiently in a relaxed environment, and he enjoys doing celebrity impressions during free-time to lighten the mood. He plans to open his own effects shop where he can create and teach the art of makeup.
"Scott" - The Walking Dead
“Kenric Green is currently recurring in his 4th season of “The Walking Dead” as “Scott” from Alexandria. Being among the few original Alexandrians left, he doesn’t take it for granted the amount of time he has been able to spend on TWD. He has also appeared in “Hawaii Five-0” and “The Originals.”
Jay has drawn many recognized properties, such as SESAME STREET and DREAMWORKS ANIMATION MAGAZINE (Ape Entertainment), MY LITTLE PONY and POPEYE (IDW), ADVENTURE TIME, THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL, and JIM HENSON’S LABYRINTH (Boom), BETTY AND VERONICA (Archie), ROCKET RACCOON AND GROOT, AVENGERS, GWENPOOL, WEB WARRIORS, CHAMPIONS and DEADPOOL (Marvel). Jay has also written and drawn his creator-owned titles DEAD DUCK AND ZOMBIE CHICK (Source Point Press), BODIE TROLL (Red 5 Comics) and NECRONOMICOMICS (Rue Morgue Magazine).
TIM SEELEY is one of those “slash” people…a writer-slash-artist. He has drawn a number of different comic book series including G.I JOE, HALLOWEEN, WILDCATS and EXSANGUINE. His writing work includes NY TIMES bestselling HACK/SLASH, NIGHTWING, GREEN LANTERNS, GRAYSON and the critically acclaimed REVIVAL. He resides in Chicago, Illinois and works at FOUR STAR STUDIOS where he is never far from his 80s action figure collection.
Derek Laufman is a professional artist located in London, ON. He’s been drawing professionally for over 18 years. He is the creator of the comic RuinWorld and is also currently doing freelance design work for Marvel, Warner Bros., Mattel and other major toy companies. He recently illustrated 3 children’s books for Disney/Marvel that came out in 2017 and available where ever books are sold and is also the designer for Marvel’s Super Hero Adventures line.
2016 Joe Shuster Awards nominee for the Gene Day Self Publishing Award. Self-published works include The Homeless G-Men, Cryptozombic, Battle Rally, Gladiasaurs One.
Kurtis Wiebe (POSTPONED)
Kurtis Wiebe’s appearance has been postponed to a future event.
Kurtis Wiebe is a comic writer based in Calgary, Alberta. He is a two-time Joe Shuster Award winner, including an Outstanding Comic Book Writer award for his contribution to the critically acclaimed Green Wake. He currently writes the Eisner-nominated series Rat Queens with Image Comics.
James Gawley, aka “Jimmy Claws” as he is known to friends and family, earned this nickname through an extensive career in the film industry as a special effects expert. His iconic special effects worked their magic on such films as I Robot, the X-Men series, JFK and recently, Pacific Rim to name a few.
Dr. David Hirsch
Screen-Used Prop Collector
Through the years, Dr. David Hirsch has become a respected expert in the area of Screen-Used Movie Props, with a special focus on Star Trek, Star Wars, and Marvel. It is as result of these interests, that Dr. Hirsch has built movie-themed orthodontics offices featuring these props which have received international attention and acclaim.
Pokemon Gym Leader Squad
A live-action Pokemon event! The Pokemon Gym Leader Squad is a group of Pokemon fans who cosplay as Pokemon Gym Leaders, Elite 4, and other strong trainers, and we’re back for another year of epic battles! Look for them on the convention floor. Bring your 3DS and Pokemon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, or Ultra Moon version, win badges, and see if you have what it takes to be the very best! Visit http://ctrl-a.org/gymleaders/about-us/rules/ for more details.
Super Art Fight
Wrestling-Showmanship Meets Art!
From Washington DC: Super Art Fight presents a live event unlike any other: a hilarious hybrid of live drawing, pro-wrestling style dramatics and characters, and improv comedy.
Misa On Wheels
Dream Kitty Cosplay
Hutton House Photo Booth
Hutton House will have a free photo booth set up to capture all of your Cosplay Creations! Donations graciously accepted to support Hutton House’s work in the community.