2019 GUEST LIST
2019 Huntsville Comic Con @ Lowe Mill A&E
This year, in honor of our arts-loving venue, Lowe Mill A&E, we’re giving a special focus to our “Indie” creators, makers, and performers. For the first time, we’re featuring “Workshop Friday” where you can spend time with our amazing guests in unique, small workshops. On Saturday, we’ll be focusing on our very packed day of panels that will lead up to our always-popular Cosplay Contest. And don’t forget, our guests will sign any item you bring them for free!
CANCELLATIONS: Mike Nicolosi and Daniel Emery Taylor
ADDED: Alex Burns, Chris Pezzano & more!
Also check out our great DEALERS and VENDORS LIST at the end!
Voice actor Bob Carter is a nice guy who plays some very tough guys! Come meet this voice acting legend! His panel promises to be one of our best on Saturday! Some of Bob's many credits: Sig in Full Metal Alchemist, Bojack in Dragonball Z, Shao Kahn and Baraka in Mortal Kombat 9, Balrog in Street Fighter, Gorobei Katayama in Samurai 7. He also worked on Smite, Halo Wars, Lonely Planet, Atari Zoids, and Ghostbusters. LOCATION: Main Guest Room (Classroom Second Floor)
Georges Jeanty is a veteran comic book artist for Marvel and DC Comics. He is best known for being Joss Whedon's hand-picked artist for the Buffy and Serenity comic books at Dark Horse Comics. He has drawn long runs of the New York Times bestselling Buffy series. The series picks up Buffy's story from where the TV series left off. Georges has worked on dozens of books from Buffy Seasons 8-12. At Marvel he's worked on The Avengers, Deadpool, and has had a long association with the X-Men titles. At DC, he's worked on many Superman and Batman issues. Don't miss his big panel on Saturday! Visit his table and get your books signed for free! LOCATION: Main Guest Room (Classroom Second Floor)
We're honored to have the groundbreaking artist June Brigman with us this year! June started her career in comics in 1983 and went on to be one of the most significant Marvel artists in the eighties and nineties. She is best known for creating Marvel's unique team of superhero children, Power Pack. She's also worked on Supergirl, Star Wars, the X-Men, Barbie, and Spider-Man. She also drew the Brenda Starr comic strip from 1995 until its end in 2011! Lately you may have seen her covers on Marvel's Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, The Black Widow, Jessica Jones, and She-Hulk,. Don't miss her big panel where we'll ask her questions she's probably never heard like, "Where's the Power Pack movie?!" and "What was it like being one of the very few female artists in mainstream comics in the eighties?" LOCATION: Main Guest Room (Classroom Second Floor)
Robert Green Hall of Almost Human has created some of your favorite nightmares as a director & FX designer. Hall's creatures and effects appeared on some of the best geek shows of all time: Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, Grimm, Teen Wolf, Black Scorpion, the X-Files, and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Robert Hall and his Almost Human Inc has created FX makeup for films such as The Crazies, Devil, Vacancy, Super Bad, Prom Night, Pineapple Express, Paranormal Activity 2, and Quarantine. As if brilliant effects work wasn't enough, Hall has written and directed the slasher films Laid to Rest and Chromeskull: Laid to Rest 2. In 2009 Robert Hall directed the web series Fear Clinic for FearNet and starring Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger). Click here for an amazing video of his work! Click HERE to watch the "Fear Clinic" series with Robert (Freddie) Englund! LOCATION: Main Guest Room (Classroom Second Floor)
Dan Jolley is a writer for comics, games, and novels. In comics, he’s the co-creator of the Jason Rusch version of DC’s Firestorm. He’s also worked on many strikingly diverse comic book tiles like Doctor Strange, Aliens, Terminator, The Mummy, Conan, G.I. Joe, Transformers, Voltron, Star Wars and World of Warcraft. As if that weren’t enough, he’s done great work on five different Transformers video games, as well as the James Cameron Avatar, Dying Light, Mafia 3, and Chronos! Still not slowing down, in the last three years Dan has written two novel trilogies -- the Middle Grade Urban Fantasy Five Elements books, and the Urban Sci-Fi Gray Widow novels -- as well as his first mystery thriller, The Storm, which has been described as "southern-fried Stephen King. Also, don't miss Dan's WRITER'S WORKSHOP! LOCATION: Main Guest Room (Classroom Second Floor)
Tag Team Champion Wrestler, Half of the Legendary Midnight Express, Dennis Condrey. Dennis started wrestling around Tennessee and Alabama in 1973. He formed the "Midnight Express" with Randy Rose in 1980. He is best known for his appearances with the Continental Wrestling Association, Jim Crockett Promotions and World Championship Wrestling in the 1970s and 1980s. As our resident wrestler Joel Bogomat says of him, "He's wrestled the great ones!" LOCATION: Main Guest Room (Classroom Second Floor)
Roy Richardson is a veteran comic book artist. His work for Marvel Comics includes the X-Men, Iron Man, The Avengers, The New Mutants, and the Fantastic Four. At DC, he’s worked on Superman, The Flash, Firestorm, Hawkworld, Booster Gold, and the Forever People. He’s also worked frequently on various Star Wars series. He’s also worked on some great projects with his wife, June Brigman, also a guest at our show! Check out their recent covers for books like Ant-Man and the Black Widow! Be sure to get both June and Roy to sign all the books they worked together on. It’s a great way to get two free signatures on one book and meet one of the coolest couples in comics! Also, don't miss Roy's INKING WORKSHOP! LOCATION: Main Guest Room (Classroom Second Floor)
Yumi King, originally from Nanjing in China, has come to America and taken it it by storm. A true internet Influencer with a sincerely positive DIY message, Yumi has amassed nearly 850,000 YouTube subscribers. Yumi proves that anyone can be creatively fashionable without breaking the bank. She also proves that you can succeed on the internet with a positive, can-do attitude, no negativity required! Her videos inspire people to start out on their own journey to a unique look. All young Cosplayers should come meet Yumi and get some amazing tips, advice, and stories from the YouTube front lines!
Yumi has not done many conventions so we’re especially proud to have her with us and show her a big Huntsville welcome! We’ll find out all about her on her Saturday panel, so don’t miss it!
DON’T MISS YUMI’S WORKSHOP “HOW TO SUCCEED AT YOUTUBE”
LOCATION: Main Guest Room (Classroom Second Floor)
Miracole Burns is back! Her latest job description is really unique… She’s the “Super Suit Supervisor” on the DC’s new live-action Doom Patrol series! Just when we thought she had topped out the awesome bar!
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. Table 228
Chris Burns was born on October 26, 1973 in Flint, Michigan. He has been married to Miracole Burns since July 7, 2007. He is known for his work on X-Men: First Class (2011), Avengers Assemble! (2010) and Return of the Jackalope (2006). He has been a fantastic emcee for our Cosplay Contests! Table 228
Our most revered and beloved guest of all time, Maximus the Eagle Owl is a real Eagle Owl brought to our con by Curt Cearley, the driving force behind the Rise Raptor Project. Rise Raptor is dedicated to the love of raptors (birds of prey) in all their forms and they work tirelessly on behalf of these underappreciated birds. Please visit Curt and Maximus and donate to a very important cause! Kids AND adults should NOT MISS this amazing opportunity to see Maximus and maybe even some of Curt’s other breathtaking birds!
Rise Raptor’s Mission: To inspire the public to embrace principles of good stewardship, engage in scientific discovery, and be immersed in the riches of history and culture, by connecting with the most powerful birds in the world.
APPEARING SATURDAY ONLY: Former glamour model/actress turned writer Jocelyn Potter is the creator and writer for The Deciders comic series. She’s premiering work from her new comic book series Trophy Girls, a true story from her time in the entertainment industry. She is currently working on a new ebook, Bible Versus: The Virgin Mary vs. God, a tongue-in-cheek, modern spin on spousal and child support issues.
She has appeared with her twin sister Crystal in many shows including Bare Wench: The Final Chapter (2005), The Mummy’s Kiss: 2nd Dynasty (2006), and The Lusty Busty Babe-a-que (2008). She has also appeared on The Howard Stern Show, Discovery Channel, and Playboy.
As a fan, she has seen every single Dragonball Z episode (!) and is an avid HeroClix player. She’s also known to sing a Queen song or two, but don’t mention that. Table 275
Bobby Nash is an award-winning author. He writes novels, comic books, short stories, novellas, graphic novels, and the occasional screenplay for various publishers. Bobby is a member of the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers and International Thriller Writers. On occasion, Bobby appears in movies and TV shows, usually standing behind your favorite actor. For more information on Bobby Nash please visit him at www.bobbynash.com Table 234
DON’T MISS BOBBY’S WRITER’S WORKSHOP!
James Neathery is a professional Steampunk artist who appeared as a contestant on the TV series Steampunk’d. Table 257
D. Alan Lewis is a novelist, with over ten books to his credit. His first novel, The Blood in Snowflake Garden, was a Top Ten finalist for the Claymore Dagger Award in 2010. He is currently working on several other projects including a follow-up to Snowflake Garden. Table 227.
Dana Fraedrich is the author of the steampunk fantasy series Broken Gears, which includes the Amazon bestseller, Out of the Shadows, and the forthcoming Raven’s Cry, a standalone tale of loss, struggle, and triumph. She is an independent author, blogger, dog lover, and self-professed geek. Even from a young age, she enjoyed writing down the stories she imagined in her mind. Table 226
Nikki Nelson-Hicks has been described by a fellow writer as the “unholy lovechild of Flannery O’Connor and H.P. Lovecraft.” An accolade she finds terribly amusing. She is an editor and writer for Pro Se Press. She is the author of the Pro Se Press Single Shot Signatures digital series, Jake Istenhegyi: The Accidental Detective. The first of the series, A Chick, A Dick and A Witch Walk Into a Barn. The sequel, Golems, Goons and Cold Stone Bitches, will be coming out soon. She also has a story in the Pro Se Press anthology, Once Upon a Six Gun. She has stories in Nashville Noir and Nashville Gothic (Parthenon Press). Table 244
Billy Martinez has worked in the comic industry since 1996. He has published his title Wildflower through Dog Star Press since 1998. Martinez has worked on Heavy Metal Magazine, The Sci-Fi Channel’s ‘The Chronicle’ and The Family Guy trading cards for Inkworks. Table 221
Sam Payne is a pinup & comic artist from Nashville. Some of his most recent works include variant covers for the Archie Comics relaunch of Betty & Veronica #1 and Josie & the Pussycats #1 as well as his self published Pop-Tartz pinup/sketchbook. All of these will be available at the show as well as various prints and original art. Table 245
Alex Burns is a cosplayer from Atlanta. He works in the film industry as a makeup artist and as a costumer. He is currently working on the CW’s Doom Patrol as a makeup artist. He has also worked on the CW’s Black Lightning both season one and season two. Don’t miss free Alex’ Cosplay Makeup Demo on Saturday! Table 229
Lastly we have Nathan Massengill. His comic book work on the first ongoing Deadpool series recently made Nerdist.com’s list of “The Seven Most Essential Deadpool Comics.” Additionally, he’s worked on many other comics for Marvel and DC, including many done by fellow guest Georges Jeanty! Incidentally, he also runs the con! He’ll be in Bad Damsel Studio #2047 frequently. Feel free to ask any con staff if you can’t find him. He’d love to sign your books or just say hi!
Please note this list is subject to change. Many more to come!
—- 501st Legion: A fan-based organization dedicated to the construction and wearing of screen-accurate replicas of Imperial Stormtrooper armor, Sith Lords, Clone Troopers, bounty hunters, and other villains from the Star Wars universe. The 501st Legion, called by its nickname Vader’s Fist, is made up entirely of volunteers. Table 271 Saturday Only
—- Aardvark Tees: Hundreds of T-shirts for the Geeks and Fans of Gaming, Comics, Movie & TV, etc. First Floor Connector Main Vendor Room
—- Alex Torrejon: Freelance artist, award-winning sign designer, and Sovereign Queen of the Steering Wheel Serenade, Alex Torrejon spends her days and nights crafting and painting away with her 2 obnoxious dogs and her ever-purring kitten. Her artworks and inspirations can be perused at your leisure by following @TheTorrejon on Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook. Table 262
—- ASK Toys & More: Thousands of the Hottest Action Figures (Marvel Legends, DC Direct , Vintage & New, Variants, Etc.) Largest Toy dealer in Georgia! First Floor Connector Main Vendor Room
—- Ben’s Comics: Thousands of bargain $1.00 comics! Marvel, Dc, Image, Independents. First Floor Connector Main Vendor Room
—- Bob Dixon: A two-time Guinness World Record holder for the World’s Longest Cartoon Strip. He is the author and creator of a number of comic book titles for Pocket Change Comics, Bob has written two children books, Rooty the Tree Troll and Holiday Bunny; two young adult books, Mouch and Company: The Dream Psychic and Rags and Ruins; An adult humor book Snafu Fubar: Nothing Heroic; and is the co-author of Will Jones’ biography A Tough Call. Bob is also the Writer/Director of the movie Dr. Prozak’s Office. Table 274
—- Clockwork Joker: M. Diaz, Steampunk Author. Table 243
—- Cordy’s Corner: Anime , Gaming, Pop Culture items ranging from Bags, Caps, Blankets, Backpacks, Shirts, Hoodies, Wallets. First Floor Connector Main Vendor Room
—- D. Sean Arts: Original Painting & Prints. Table 264
—- D. Whitaker Ink: Spray paint artist. Table 224
—- Dimitri Walker: Original Paints and Artwork. Table 242
—- Ella’s Enchanted: Jewelry by Chris Steely Table 246
—- Dreams of Fancy: Custom designed sketchbooks/journals and hand crafted dragon’s eggs. Table 265
—- Elsweyr: Jewelry, Dice, Dice Boxes, Trays and Bags, Key Chains, Crocheted Goods. Table 240
—- Exile Into Imagination: Over 900 different buttons, dozens of posters, hundreds of t-shirts featuring Dr. Who, Harry Potter, Supernatural , Gaming, and other assorted Geeky Goodness. First Floor Connector Main Vendor Room
—- Fanboy Glass & Magic Cards: Handmade Etched Glasses & Mugs featuring designs from Movie , TV, Gaming, Video Games, Anime Favorites! Plus THOUSANDS of Magic Cards ( from Lands to Black Lotus), Decks & Packs, your one stop Magic Shop. First Floor Connector Main Vendor Room
—- Fantasy Dragon: Pop Culture & Anime focused Clocks, Figures, Umbrellas, Disney VHS, Vintage Wrestling Collectibles, DVDS, Figures. First Floor Connector Main Vendor Room
—- Figments and Fripperies: Hand-stamped, etched, clay, resin, and wire jewelry, keychains, etched glasses. Original paintings. Hair accessories, painted peg dolls. Table 252
—- Fresh & Irie Arts Lounge: Matted and Framed Artwork, Canvas, Postcard. Table 266
—- Galaxy Creations: Handmade Helmets and Props from Movie/ TV/ Video Games, and Anime ( from Predator Mask to Cyberman Helmet). Table 272-273
—- Geek Mountain: Card games, pop culture hats, original artwork, graded comics, graded vintage toys, Squishable plush, and Ghoulsville Decor. Table 267
—- Green Pea Press: Official Con Tee Shirts! Each shirt purchase comes with three FREE raffle tickets! Table 277
—- Heresy Studios: Self-Published Horror-Themed Comics, Original Art, and Prints. Table 268
—- Immortal Impressions: Ceramics, various sewn Items (purses, bags, wallets, ticketbook holders) and custom jewelry. Table 250
—- Incursion: America, the Game: Be among the first to play this exciting new game from local game developers. Table 269
—- Jason Flowers: A comic book artist from Atlanta, GA. Recently his creator-owned book, A.A.I Wars was published by Caliber Comics. His past work includes numerous sketch card sets for Upper Deck Cards, Topps, Disney, Marvel, and 20th Century Fox. Table 233
—- Joey Turnage: Self-created Art Prints, Comics, Bookmarks, and Posters.Table 239
—- John Clark: Handmade Masks & Props from Movies, Gaming, Anime, and Pop-Culture. Tables 237 238
—- J.R. Mounts: Self- Published Creator owned Comics & Graphic Novels.Table 258
—- Ken Beam BEAMBA Arts: Original Artwork. Table 235 236
—- Keri Whitaker: Artist. Table 251
—- K.E. Toys: One of the largest Star Wars toys dealers in the U.S. (vintage and modern), Vintage & New Transformers, G.I. Joe , and also Comics (Hot titles and Vintage), Comic Supplies. First Floor Connector Main Vendor Room
—- Lula Cosplay: Artist making Pop Culture, Cosplay Related & Geeky Accessories, Lolita Accessories, hair bows, jewelry, cat ears, and tails. Table 241
—- Mike’s Comics: Great selection of Comics . I specialize in Rare Comics , Silver, Bronze. First Floor Connector Main Vendor Room
—- Miserable Arts: Buttons, Prints, Stickers of my Artwork. Sketches available from requests and pre-drawn. Table 248
—- Mundungus Antiquities: Harry Potter items. Wood Arts, Engraved Items, Coasters, and Luggage. Tables Currently: 253 254 255 256
—- Musetap Studios: Artwork and Prints featuring Pop Culture, Anime, Gaming, YouTube. Tables 222-223
—- NACC North Alabama Cosplayers Club: Visit them to register for the Cosplay Contest. Table 230
—- Posters & Comics: Hundreds of the Hot Posters (Star Wars, Dr. Who, Anime, Comic Characters, Gaming, More!) , Pokemon Cards & Toys, Yu Gi Oh Cards, Thousands of 2.00 Comic Books (Batman to X-Men), 1000 ‘s of Skateboard Stickers, Toys, Funko Pops. First Floor Connector Main Vendor Room
—- Rocket City Arcade: FREE CLASSIC GAME CONSOLES. ADDED CUTTING-EDGE VR BOOTHS! A local Huntsville business, Rocket City Arcade specializes in “80’s And 90’s Style Arcade. Come play arcade games the way they were meant to be experienced. No Quarters Needed. Next Door to Huntsville STEAM Works Studio #1039
—- Sara Lou’s Super Stitches: Handmade Pillows, Potholders, Dice Bags, Lanyards. Table 225
—- Sara Willa: Illustration Art Prints. Table 259
—- Southern Sun Boutique: Hand-pressed vinyl shirts, tumblers, whiskey bottles, soap dispensers. Table 263
—- SPARKLE Studio: Offering fairy hair installations on the vendor floor for $1 per strand, and will also be operating their costume repair center in their Lowe Mill A&E studio (#103) to take care of cosplay mishaps and emergencies. Table 249
—- Starbase 1552 Comics & Toys: Thousands of 1.00 Comic Books and Hundreds of Toys. First Floor Connector Main Vendor Room
—- Steve Allen Comics & Collectibles: Comics, autographs, movie posters, etc. First Floor
—- The End NOT: Paintings. Table 231 and 232
—- Tokki Darling: Handmade Pins, Charms, Keychains, Buttons , Stickers, Prints. Table 247
—- Tokyo Toybox: 100% Licensed Anime, Video Game, and Pop Culture Merchandise! Items include plush, pillows, figures, phone charms, keychains, lanyards, pins, grab boxes, and other fun stuff! First Floor Connector Main Vendor Room
—- Thacher Cleveland: Writer. Table 261