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Get Free Signatures! All our featured guests, with the exception of Guest-of-Honor Sam Jones, are signing or having a photo taken, at no charge!
2018’s GUEST-OF-HONOR is the SAM “Flash Gordon” JONES! So the Rocket City meets a legendary rocket man! Sam is the star of 1980’s cult classic “Flash Gordon” film. He also has been great in both “Ted” movies. In addition to appearing both days at the con, Sam will be hosting a VIP screening of “Flash Gordon” on Thursday night (Mar. 29th) to be followed by a Q&A talk and an opportunity to get pictures with Sam ($40 for each photo).
Fresh from the Upside-Down, we have the great young actor Cade Jones. Cade plays the “bully” on Stranger Things, the smash Netflix hit. Cade will sign your Stranger Things items FOR FREE so don’t miss your chance to meet him! Cade also appeared in Parental Guidance (2012), Congratulations! (2013), and in an episode of “Drop Dead Diva”!
No stranger to comic book fans, Joseph Michael Linsner is one of the best writer/artist creators working in comics today. The first appearance of his most famous creation, Dawn, was in 1989. Dawn’s continuing series is one of the most passionate and enduring in the independent comics field. But somehow Joe has also found time to work at Marvel and DC Comics. He’s illustrated books featuring: Batman, Harley Quinn, Wolverine, Black Cat, Conan, and many more. Joe and Kristina are easily some of the nicest and most approachable people in the comic book world, and we’re very proud to have them with us this year.
Not only is she a fantastic artist, Kristina is also the Creative Editor, reference model, and all-purpose Joe wrangler at Linsner Industries. Founder of lightisthenewdark art studios.
Kristina Deak-Linsner has brought her years of fine art experience in the west coast gallery scene over to the house that Dawn™&© built. After beginning her comics career at Dynamic Forces in the late 90’s, she now uses her keen eye to help guide all Linsner products and projects such as: Sin Boldly, the Dawn•Vampirella crossover series, as well as Linsner’s annual Dawn sketchbooks (2011 to present). In recent news, Kristina will be writing Vampirella:Roses For The Dead for Dynamite to be released in June.
Roberto’s IMDB page is bursting with the great shows he has worked on as an animator. That includes shows like these: Archer, Family Guy, lots of Scooby Doo, The Cleveland Show, Gravity Falls, Batman: Brave and the Bold, G.I. Joe: Renegades, The Venture Bros., Ultimate Spider-Man, and The LeBrons. Roberto has always had a passion for drawing and animation. He attended and graduated with a BFA in animation from the Savannah College of Art and Design.
Robert’s work for DC Comics and Kaboom! Comics has spanned some amazing titles and characters, including: Batman: Brave and the Bold, Scooby Doo, and many of the Cartoon Network properties. And don’t forget, he’s worked on the Charles Schulz Peanuts Comic! See a list of all his great books here!
Drew Geraci is an artist who’s worked professionally in comics since 1995. Credits include: Justice League, Batman, Thor, Avengers, Captain America, Captain Marvel, Birds of Prey, Nightwing, Sojourn, Final Crisis, Infinite Crisis, Future’s End, Earth 2: World’s End, Green Lantern Corps, Wonder Woman, Gen13, Legion of Super-Heroes, Fantastic Four, Spider-Man/Human Torch, The Ray, Superman, Teen Titans, SuperPatriot, The Flash, Star Wars and Mass Effect. His credits also include promotional art for Marvel Studios’ The Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy.
Drew’s also the author of the novel series The Demands, the third of which, The Demands: Stage Dive, will be released this summer.
Another returning favorite, Miracole Burns returns as our Cosplay and Costuming Expert! In our opinion, she’s a real life superhero! Miracole will also be one of our Cosplay Judges. Her knowledge of costume creation is very impressive, so definitely get ready for a real contest! She’s looking forward to a Pet Cosplay Show! We bet she’s never awarded Best in Show to something that (really) has four legs!
Miracole Burns is an actor, film/TV costumer, comic illustrative model, and regarded as one of the top 10 cosplayers in North America. Her cosplay has been featured Marvel’s ‘Becoming’ series, MTV Geek and the Emmy award winning documentary, ‘Four Days at Dragon*Con’. She portrayed Queen Noir in ‘Powers’, Ms. Marvel on ‘Avengers Assemble the Series’ and co-created the charity ‘Heroes Alliance’ which now has branches all over the world. Her Film and TV costuming credits include ‘X-Men First Class’, ‘Venom’, ‘Taken 3’, ‘Sleepy Hollow’, ’The Gifted’, ‘Black Lightning’ and many more.
Àaron Brewster is an actor, known for Red Band Society (2014) and Containment (2016). Aaron has also made appearances in over 40 films and television series. Most notably, Aaron got to be a Hydra Agent in Captain America: Civil War and one of Neegan’s thugs – “The Saviors” – in The Walking Dead. Check out his IMDB page for all his credits.
As our Gaming Expert this year, we’re excited to have Huntsville’s own Howard Brock. Howard is the 2017 HeroClix World Champion! Leading his Goblin King team to victory, Howard won the title and Heroclix fame. Be sure to visit Howard at the local Lucky Dice Cafe, where you can eat and play games at the same time!
John Anderson is a local actor and comedian from Birmingham. He landed his first major motion picture role as a Ravager in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. John also appeared in Spider-Man: Homecoming, Sleepy Hollow, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, The Case for Christ, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, MacGyver, Being Mary Jane, Manhunt: Unabomber and Tyler Perry’s Too Close to Home. Art featuring John’s likeness as a Ravager was included in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: The Art of the Movie.
Con Owner Nathan Massengill, also of SuperPowered Studios #113, wants to thank everyone for making last year’s show one of the best experiences of his life. It’s one thing to say “Let’s do a con”, but quite another to make it happen. He says, “I have a whole community of people to thank for the success of HCC 2017!”. By the way, Nathan’s also a veteran comic book artist who worked on Deadpool, Batman, and stuff like that. He’ll be drifting around the show, hosting panels, and generally trying not to mess things up. Please ask for him or stop him and say “hi!” and get a book or two signed!
Non-Profit Bird Educators RISE RAPTOR with Maximus the Eagle Owl:
Founded by Curt Cearley, Rise Raptor, Inc. is a non-profit organization devoted to the predatory birds known as raptors. Curt, an expert on these birds, will be on hand with his Eagle Owl, Maximus, explaining all about these fabulous and important creatures. See their website HERE. DON’T MISS the chance to see a real Eagle Owl Maximus up close! Can anyone say “photo op”?!
The wild and crazy guys from Foot Pound Force will be performing live at the show! Foot Pound Force is a power trio nerd rock band that explores and explains science, fandom, and pop culture.
The North Alabama Cosplayers Club, or NACC, will be on hand both days of the convention with information on their amazing organization that promotes Cosplay in North Alabama (and quite a bit beyond). The Huntsville Comic Con thanks President Josh Harrison, Vice President Christine Menees, and all the NACC staff for their help with the Cosplay events at the convention.
Venetian Eve – by Eve Milady. Eve Milady is an illustrator and romance novelist based in Nashville, Tennessee. Her debut publication, “The Clockwork Captain’s Bride,” is a steampunk pirate romance novel based on her 2011 project. She has also illustrated and written an assortment of children’s books/How to Draw activity books that can be found at Dollar Tree, Target, 5Below, and Walmart. Eve is a fandom-enthusiast, and enjoys sharing her romance themed art and papercraft sculptures at conventions. Visit Eve on Instagram – @Venetian_Eve
Sooz Knowles has been comicking steadily for over a decade. She’s currently focused on her original fantasy adventure, Patchwork and Lace, serialized at www.patchworkandlace.com. In addition to the narrative arts, she’s contributed artwork to Ars Magica, Evil Beagle Games, and Machine Age Productions. She is also a dog enthusiast.
Thacher E. Cleveland writes a lot of things like novels (SHADOW OF THE PAST), short stories (The Winston and Churchill supernatural private investigator series) and comics (Mythpocalypse), as well as creates dumb stuff for people to buy. He also does some acting, both on the stage and as a functional human. He is very tired. You can find him online at www.demonweasel.com, or on Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr (@demonweasel).
Blair B is best known for being the creator of graphic novel series, Star Cross’d Destiny and frontman for the rock outfit Absinthe Junk. Star Cross’d Destiny is a Cajun-spiced elemental epic featuring explosions, witty banter, and hi-octane action. Winning awards for Outstanding Drama and Best Designed Comics of the Decade, the series has released two volumes in print. Blair has a degree in atmospheric science and is a globally touring musician when she’s not comicking, cooking ramen, or passionately describing the wonders of the absinthe distilling process. See: starcrossd.net and mypieceofjunk.com