GUESTS (Sept 16-17)

All guest appearances are subject to work commitments. Guests appear both days of the show unless otherwise noted.  Scroll down to bios for info on media guest prices. In rare instances some guests may have to postpone their appearances due to work commitments, we always try to note if that’s occurred as soon as possible. Please note, Media Guests charge to sign your items or their merchandise, and most charge a fee for photos with them. Most comic book guests do not charge for autographs, but it’s always wise to ask first.

Joe Jusko – artist of THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN, VAMPIRELLA, TOMB RAIDER, PUNISHER, and more. His most impressive achievement has to be the instantly classic Marvel Masterpieces trading card collection, which to this day are some of the most popular and desired comic book trading cards ever made. He recently painted a whole new Master Masterpiece card set for Upper Deck.

Daniel Way – writer of VENOM, GHOST RIDER, THE INCREDIBLE HULK, WOLVERINE: ORIGINS, ASTONISHING X-MEN and DEADPOOL. Other notable titles include DAKEN: DARK WOLVERINE #1-9, DARK WOLVERINE #75-90, PUNISHER VS. BULLSEYE #1-4, SABRETOOTH (2004 series) #1-4, SUPREME POWER: NIGHTHAWK #1-6, THUNDERBOLTS (2013 series) #1-13, and various issues of WOLVERINE. He created the character of “Daken”, Wolverine’s son.

Todd Nauck – DC work includes 52, LEGION and LEGIONNAIRES, TEEN TITANS, TEEN TITANS GO! and a very healthy run of YOUNG JUSTICE with writer Peter David. Marvel work includes AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (including the now historic Barack Obama issue), THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN & SILK: THE SPIDER(FLY) EFFECT, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN FAMILY, AMERICAN DREAM, DEADPOOL: TOO SOON?, FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN, NIGHTCRAWLER, SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL, SPIDER-MAN: THE CLONE SAGA, and X-CAMPUS, not to mention several variant covers for popular titles. You may have also seen his art in books like DOCTOR WHO and Robert Kirkman’s GUARDING THE GLOBE and INVINCIBLE UNIVERSE, as well as his creator owned WILDGUARD.

Tim Bradstreet – well known for his stellar covers on HELLBLAZER and THE PUNISHER, his covers have also been featured on 28 DAYS LATER, ACTION COMICS, ANGEL Omnibus, BEFORE WATCHMEN, CLIVE BARKER’S HELLRAISER, CRIMINAL MACABRE: TWO RED EYES, DEADPOOL, ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK, FRIDAY THE 13TH, G.I. JOE REBORN, GAMBIT, IRON MAN: RAPTURE, JENNIFER BLOOD, JLA: BLACK BAPTISM, LUKE CAGE: NOIR, THE SHADOW, STAR TREK, TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, TRANSMETROPOLITAN, TRUE BLOOD and UNKNOWN SOLDIER. You can currently see his art on the covers to the hit series PESTILENCE.

Steve Niles – creator and writer of 30 DAYS OF NIGHT and CRIMINAL MACABRE. Also worked on ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN, ASH AND THE ARMY OF DARKNESS, BAD PLANET, BATMAN: GOTHAM AFTER MIDNIGHT, BATMAN: GOTHAM COUNTY LINE, CITY OF DUST, CITY OF OTHERS, THE CREEPER, THE CRYPTICS, DARK DAYS, FRANKENSTEIN ALIVE ALIVE, FREAKS OF THE HEARTLAND, FUSED, THE GHOUL, GIANT MONSTER, HELLSPAWN, THE LURKERS, MYSTERY SOCIETY, REMAINS, SIMON DARK, and WAKE THE DEAD… currently working on the Image Comics title WINNEBAGO GRAVEYARD.

Angel Medina – known for his stellar interior work on SPAWN #100 through 150 and KISS: PSYCHO CIRCUS #1 through 27, his art has also appeared in books like ABOMINATIONS, BLACKWULF, DREADSTAR (#39-64), GRIMM FAIRY TALES (various titles), INCREDIBLE HULK (#435-446 and Annual 16), INFINITY GAUNTLET AFTERMATH, SAM AND TWITCH, MARVEL KNIGHTS SPIDER-MAN (#23-37), VENOM: DARK ORIGIN, WARLOCK AND THE INFINITY WATCH and so much more.

James O’Barr – creator and artist of THE CROW comic book series, which has spawned four movies and a television series, statues and action figures. A new big screen reboot is also on its way.

John Lucas – artist/inker of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #39, BATMAN: STREETS OF GOTHAM, CIVIL WAR: CHRONICLES, CIVIL WAR: FRONTLINE, CODENAME: KNOCKOUT, CONAN: ROAD OF KINGS, DEADPOOL, DETECTIVE COMICS, THE EXTERMINATORS, FEAR AGENT, FOREVER MAELSTROM (working with fellow DCS guest Howard Chaykin), GENERATION M, THE MIGHTY CRUSADERS, ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN, UNCANNY X-FORCE and more.

Sam de la Rosa – inker of major Marvel titles like AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, WEB OF SPIDER-MAN, SPIDER-MAN and VENOM: LETHAL PROTECTOR… to name a few.

Scott Harben – highly respected Dallas photographer who has worked on major advertising campaigns for movies like SPY KIDS and THE PUNISHER, and packaging design work for Lucasfilm on various STAR WARS projects.

Lawrence Reynolds – masterful painter who has done an official IRON MAN lithograph for Marvel, multiple projects for Lucasfilm and Topps, and covers for DC Comics on THE VAMPIRE DIARIES and SENSATION COMICS.

Brent Peeples – artist of NEW SUPERMAN and LOVE IS LOVE at DC Comics. His art has also been seen LAST OF THE GREATS for Image Comics, SINBAD for Zenescope, and most recently LEGENDERRY: GREEN HORNET and GOLD KEY: ALLIANCE for Dynamite Entertainment.

James Venhaus – writer of NIGHT OWL SOCIETY from IDW. The three-issue run is getting great word of mouth, and all three issues should be out and possibly even in trade paperback form in time for the show, which means you can have James sign them for you at the event.

Kez Wilson – writer/artist/inker of books like ANGEL AND THE APE, THE BADGER, CRIMSON AVENGER, ELEMENTALS, HAMMERLOCKE, THE IMPOSSIBLE MAN SUMMER VACATION SPECTACULAR, POWER OF THE ATOM, ROBOTECH MASTERS, SECRET ORIGINS, STAR TREK, SUICIDE SQUAD, WHAT THE–?! and YOUNG ALL-STARS.

Josh Howard – the man behind the DEAD@17 comic books. DEAD@17: THE BLASPHEMY THRONE was released by Image Comics in 2015. His art has also been seen in BLACK HARVEST, CLUBBING, and MONSTER HIGH. Also provided awesome variant covers for GHOSTBUSTERS: CON-VOLUTION and ZOMBIE TRAMP.

Steve Erwin – artist of DEATHSTROKE: THE TERMINATOR, CHECKMATE, STAR TREK, and Robert Heinlein’s CITIZEN OF THE GALAXY.

Andrew Mangum – artist of HATCHET, EVIL ERNIE, PUPPET MASTER, WILDER, and many more.

Ben Dunn – The Godfather of American Manga. Ben created NINJA HIGH SCHOOL and the MARVEL MANGAVERSE, along with books like THE AGENTS and WARRIOR NUN.

Jeremy Megert – creator and artist of PRIMAL INSTINCT.

Matthew Warlick – prolific illustrator and designer who has had published pin-ups in THE ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN and THE LEGEND OF LUTHER STRODE. Topps sketchcard artist for STAR WARS.

David Tosh – writer of the Eisner-nominated Walt Kelly’s FABLES AND FUNNIES.

Erik Reeves – Sketch Card artist for Marvel/Upperdeck, concept artist for TRANSFORMERS: WAR FOR CYBERTRON, and artist for Karrine Steffans’ VIXEN SANT ANGELO. Creator/artist of HOODRATZ IN SPACE. Cover artist for A.M. Griffins’ BABYLONIA JONES P.I. novels.

Unearthly Comics – Scott Beecher and Mike Wolfman in attendance, publishers of SCOUT, CITY OF HATE, ATOMIC TALES and more.

Cal Slayton – TEXAS ZOMBIE WARS and SHADES OF BLUE artist. Sketch card artist for Marvel, DC Comics, STAR WARS and THE WALKING DEAD.

Mark Stokes – Harvey-Nominated creator of ZOMBIE BOY, which began as a traditional pamphlet and now lives on as a web comic. He has done animation for PBS, Spike and Mike’s Festival of Animation, and co-created the early CG cartoon series JINGAROO for Beckett Publications.

JE SMITH is the creator/writer/artist of the indie comic series COMPLEX CITY and BULLETPROOF, and creator of the comic-nerd web series STELLA B. AND THE BUSTED LEAGUE.

Shonuff Studio (Halo Sama & Terry Parr)- Creators and artists of SHONUFF STUDIO PRESENTS anthology, AEROBICIDE – THE EXTREME NINJA WORKOUT (Ape Entertainment) and EL PESO HERO (Rio Bravo Comics).

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MEDIA GUEST BIOS:

Kevin Nash – professional wrestler known as “Steel”, “Oz”, “Vinnie Vegas”, “Diesel”, and even “Big Sexy” …among other names. In 1994 he won all three titles comprising the WWF Triple Crown and at that year’s Slammy Awards won the MVP (now Superstar of the Year) and (with Shawn Michaels) Best Tag Team awards. Between WWE, WCW and TNA, Nash has won a total of 21 championships, including being a six-time world champion (five-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion and one-time WWF Champion) and a 12-time world tag team champion between the three promotions. Although he held the WWF Championship only once, his 358-day reign is the longest of the 1990s. During his time in WCW, Kevin became the first wrestler to defeat Goldberg and in the process ended his undefeated streak of 173–0 at Starrcade in 1998. One of the three founding members of the New World Order (nWo). Inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2015. Movie career includes him playing Super Shredder in TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES II: THE SECRET OF THE OOZE, 2004’s THE PUNISHER (playing “The Russian”), THE LONGEST YARD, ROCK OF AGES, JOHN WICK, and “Tarzan” in MAGIC MIKE and again in MAGIC MIKE XXL. (Autograph $30, professional photo op $45)

Lori Petty – star of POINT BREAK, A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN, TANK GIRL, and ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK… to name but a few. Lori has been a fan favorite for decades in movies like CADILLAC MAN, POETIC JUSTICE, and FREE WILLY. Recurring TV roles on HEAD OF THE CLASS, HOUSE and PRISON BREAK, and has appeared in popular shows like THE TWILIGHT ZONE (1986), MIAMI VICE, FREDDY’S NIGHTMARES, ALIEN NATION, PROFILER, STAR TREK: VOYAGER, ER, NYPD BLUE, CSI: NY, GOTHAM and HAWAII 5-0. Voice of Livewire in SUPERMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES and THE NEW BATMAN ADVENTURES, and the video game SUPERMAN: SHADOW OF APOKOLIPS. (Autograph $40, professional photo op $45)

Tom Sizemore – star of LOCK UP, HARLEY DAVIDSON AND THE MARLBORO MAN, PASSENGER 57, HEART AND SOULS, TRUE ROMANCE, WYATT EARP, NATURAL BORN KILLERS, STRANGE DAYS, DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS, HEAT, SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, ENEMY OF THE STATE, BRINGING OUT THE DEAD, RED PLANET, PEARL HARBOR, BLACK HAWK DOWN, DREAMCATCHER, and so many more. Featured on TV shows like CHINA BEACH, ROBBERY HOMICIDE DIVISION, DOCTOR VEGAS, CRASH, HAWAII 5-0, THE RED ROAD, LAW & ORDER: SVU, LUCIFER, SHOOTER, and the current TWIN PEAKS revival. Voice work for GRAND THEFT AUTO: VICE CITY, 24: THE GAME, and was the voice of Metamorpho in the JUSTICE LEAGUE 2001 animated series. (Autograph $30, professional photo op $40)

Susan Eisenberg – starting in 2001 with the JUSTICE LEAGUE animated series, Susan has been the voice of Wonder Woman for 16 years, continuing with JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED, DC UNIVERSE ONLINE, SUPERMAN/BATMAN: APOCALYPSE, JUSTICE LEAGUE: DOOM, and INJUSTICE and INJUSTICE 2. She also provided the voice of “Shaak Ti” in STAR WARS: THE FORCE UNLEASHED, and “Gearshift” in the SKYLANDERS games. (Autograph $30, professional photo op $30)

Kimmy Robertson – Lucy on the original TWIN PEAKS series and David Lynch’s current Showtime revival. Kimmy also did voice work in Disney’s animated BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (as Featherduster), THE SIMPSONS (as Samantha Stanky), BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES (as Alice in the first Mad Hatter episode) and THE TICK (as Dot). She’s starred in movies like HONEY, I SHRUNK THE KIDS and DON’T TELL MOM THE BABYSITTER’S DEAD(Autograph $30, professional photo op $25)

Harry Goaz – Andy on the original TWIN PEAKS series and David Lynch’s current Showtime revival. Harry also had a recurring role on EERIE, INDIANA and the Sci-Fi film EARTHLING(Autograph $30, professional photo op $25)

Kevin Grevioux – known for creating the UNDERWORLD franchise (which has spawned five movies), he also created I, FRANKENSTEIN and the upcoming JEKYLL & HYDE DETECTIVE AGENCY. Kevin has appeared in several popular movies and TV shows, provided the voice of Solomon Grundy in THE BATMAN, Black Beetle in YOUNG JUSTICE, and is the voice of the sinister Darkseid in the INJUSTICE 2 video game. Starred as “Raze” in UNDERWORLD and UNDERWORLD: RISE OF THE LYCANS, and “Dekar” in I, FRANKENSTEIN. Look for him in THE PREY alongside Danny Trejo. Also written comic books like NEW WARRIORS and ADAM: LEGEND OF THE BLUE MARVEL for Marvel Comics, JSA: 80-PAGE GIANT for DC Comics, and ZMD: ZOMBIES OF MASS DESTRUCTION for Red 5. His latest comic work can be found in ODYSSEY OF THE AMAZONS for DC. (Autograph $30 on his items or $20 on a comic if you bring it, professional photo op $30)

Erik Stolhanske – writer, producer and star of Broken Lizard’s SUPER TROOPERS, CLUB DREAD, BEERFEST and THE SLAMMIN’ SALMON. He just finished shooting SUPER TROOPERS 2, and rumor has it he may be doing photo ops in uniform! (Autograph $30, professional photo op $30)

Dickey Beer – played Boba Fett, a Biker Scout, a Gamorrean Guard, a Stormtrooper, and Jabba’s skiff guard “Barada” in STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI. A key Thuggee guard in INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM. Stunt work in AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON, SUPERMAN III, SUPERGIRL, DUNE, A VIEW TO A KILL, INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE, TOTAL RECALL, CLIFFHANGER, STARSHIP TROOPERS and TOMORROW NEVER DIES. Worked on the upcoming Marvel series INHUMANS, and JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM. Accomplished stuntman, second unit director and stunt coordinator. (Autograph $30, professional photo op $25)

Jamie Marchi – voice actress, ADR director and script writer, best known for her roles as Rias Gremory in High School DxD Born, Panty in Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, Cana Alberona in Fairy Tail, Liz Thompson in Soul Eater, Gou Matsuoka in Free! Iwatobi Swim Club and Free! Eternal Summer, Masane Amaha in Witchblade, Hetalia Narrator in Hetalia: Axis Powers, Mikako Satsukitane in Heaven’s Lost Property, Miss Polly in Shin Chan, Aki Hinata in Sgt Frog, Shizuka Nekonome in Rosario + Vampire, Ophelia in Romeo X Juliet, and Yuka Amado in Maken-ki! …to name but a few. Her current work includes My First Girlfriend Is A Gal. (Autograph $TBA, professional photo op $TBA)

Monica Richards – an American singer, songwriter, artist and author considered to be an icon of the goth subculture and has been the frontwoman of numerous bands including Madhouse, Strange Boutique, Faith and the Muse and The Eden House as well as being a solo-artist. She began creating Adult Coloring Books in 2015, beginning with “The Goddess” through publisher, ZED Presents. The Goddess book brought out her love of colorful Folk Art, featuring each Goddess in her own cultural style. (Monica will be set up next to Steve Niles)

Matthew Spradlin – director, co-writer and co-creator of BAD KIDS GO TO HELL. Co-writer of HOLLOW HIGHTS, director of THE SOCIAL CONTRACT(Matt will have books and DVDs for sale at his table)

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COSPLAYER GUEST AND FAN GROUP BIOS:

Krystle Starr – cosplayer and costume designer from Dallas featured all over the internet, most well-known for her Captain America body paint and She-Ra Princess of Power. She also creates and teaches a variety of art in all different mediums and has been featured as a guest at several cons, at times judging costume contests.

Star Garrison of the 501st Legion – we’re honored to have a large number of The Star Garrison of The 501st Legion joining us. The 501st Legion is a worldwide Star Wars costuming organization comprised of and operated by Star Wars fans. The troopers and other costumed favorites will be on hand for some incredible photo opportunities. If you’re a Star Wars fan, or have kids who love the characters, make sure to stop by and say hi to these fine folks. More info on The Star Garrison at their official Facebook page.

MCubed Cosplay – DFW based but Houston born and raised cosplayer and model most widely known for her movie-accurate Slave Leia and Rey. Marla has served as a Cosplay Against Bullying guest at Indy Pop Con and as a 501st Diamond Garrison Cosplay Guest at Comi-Conway. (attending Sunday only)

BritishPixie – professional cosplayer, model and prop builder born in Manchester UK, now based in Houston TX. She has been modeling since college and considers herself a a big nerd. A giant Star Wars fan, British Pixie began cosplay around three years ago. Her love of all things sci-fi and fantasy has lead her to cosplay quite a few different genres and fandoms. (attending Sunday only)

Heroic Inner Kids – cosplayer fundraising and community awareness group.

Geek Girl Brunch DFW – a international meetup group of ladies who geek out together (typically with mimosas), and create a safe environment where identifying nerdy girls can express themselves, network, create friendships, inspire each other, and hang out! They meet once a month at themed brunches and other events to share our geeky passions with one another, and work together to give back to the community through donation drives to the Women’s Center of Tarrant County and similar organizations. Recent brunch themes have included Magical Girls, Jurassic Park, and the BBC; brunchettes geeked out about Sailor Moon, dinosaurs, Sherlock, Doctor Who, and more!