DIRECTOR, CREATURE DESIGNER AND SCULPTOR, STORYBOARD ARTISTWRITER/PUBLISHER OF THE ART OF CREATURE AND CHARACTER DESIGNSANDY COLLORA SANDY COLLORA is a Film Director, Creature Designer and Sculptor, Storyboard Artist and Writer of the The Art of Creature and Character Design series of books.  Sandy started his film career at Stan Winston Studios as an assistant on the films Leviathan and Alien Nation and went on to work with Rob Bottin, Steve Johnson and Rick Baker.  In 2003 Sandy wrote and directed Batman: Dead End, an 8 minute independently made film featuring Batman, The Joker, Aliens and Predators and followed with the 3 minute film World’s Finest featuring Batman and Superman.  In 2010, Sandy did the production design, art direction, co-wrote and directed the Science Fiction film Hunter Prey.  Sandy’s latest Horror/Science Fiction film is a short film titled Shallow Water. Shallow Water is filmed in the style of a Classic Horror Film with practical Special Effects utilizing sculpture, prosthetic makeup, animatronics, puppetry, body suits and other techniques that most realistically create the appearance of organic, living creatures. Available for purchase at his table, Sandy will have his book series The Art of Creature and Character Design featuring the works of many Special Effects Creators and a Kenner style 3 3/4” La Tiburonera Creature Action Figure from Shallow Water.  Sandy will be at his table Saturday, January 7 and Sunday, January 8 and there will be a panel in the Cloud Room on Sunday with Sandy discussing his Special Effects work (time to be announced).  If you’re interested in making films and how Special Effects are created you’ll want to attend.
MARVEL STUDIOS HEAD OF VISUAL DEVELOPMENTDOCTOR STRANGE, IRON MAN, THOR, CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WARAVENGERS, AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRONRYAN MEINERDING Ryan Meinerding is the Head of Visual Development at Marvel Studios. He has been with Marvel Studios since the early days of 'Iron Man,' helping to design the look and feel of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  Ryan Meinerding grew up in Suburban Northeast Ohio. He always had a crayon in his hand while growing up, until he traded it for an airbrush in high school. He studied Industrial Design at the University of Notre Dame and Illustration at the Art Center College of Design. While attending school, he worked on video game titles like 'Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows' and 'Return to Castle Wolfenstein 2.'  In his last semesters at Art Center he had the opportunity to leave school to work with one of his heroes, Iain McCaig. That opportunity was Ryan's first film character design project, a movie entitled 'Outlander.' Iain's company worked on a few subsequent projects, one being Jon Favreau's version of 'John Carter of Mars.' This project allowed Ryan his first attempts at keyframe illustrations, and these images resonated with the director and helped define the look and feel of that version of the film. Jon Favreau decided not to continue with that project, but hired Ryan onto his next film: 'Iron Man.' Ryan designed the Mark 1, and worked with Adi Granov to create the Iron Monger. Ryan also continued to do keyframe illustrations, helping to define the look and feel of the scenes in Tony's garage and in the cave. After 'Iron Man,' Ryan left Marvel briefly to illustrate costumes for 'Watchmen' and do robot design for 'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.'  Upon returning to Marvel Studios, the producers asked if he would stay on full time and help design the look of the Marvel heroes and villains.  He lead character design on Iron Man 2, and worked on keyframe and concept design for Thor. He has done the concept design for all of Captain America's suits, and along with Charlie Wen, lead a team of artists to accomplish the character designs for the Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron. He recently worked on his favorite superheroes for Captain America: Civil War, and ventured into the new world of Dr Strange. He is currently working on Spider-Man: Homecoming, The Avengers: Infinity War and Black Panther. Ryan will have a wide variety of prints spanning Ryan's portfolio at Marvel, not just recent movies. Prints start at $20 and go up to $300.   Ryan will also be taking a limited number of commissions.   Appearing Saturday, January 7 and Sunday, January 8.
MARVEL AND DC COMIC BOOK ARTISTJON BOGDANOVECO-CREATOR OF DC COMICS STEEL AND DEATH OF SUPERMAN STORYLINE As one of the chief architects of the record-breaking epic The Death of Superman, JON BOGDANOVE is best known for his long run as penciler and occasional Writer on DC Comics Superman: The Man of Steel where his dynamic work brought to life many landmark Superman stories, including some of the best-selling comics of all time.  He also co-created Steel with Louise Simonson. At Marvel, Bogdanove penciled-and later, wrote-Simonson’s Power Pack and drew Fantastic Four vs. The X-Men with writing by Chris Claremont.  Other notable comics include X-Factor, X-Terminators, Superman vs. Savage Dragon 2, Superman/Aliens 2: God War, and issues of Batman, The Hulk, Alpha Flight, Solomon Kane and 2015’s Batman ’66#24. Here’s some of the issues of various comics Jon has illustrated, Superman: The Man of Steel#1-68, 75-82, 85, 0, 134, Action Comics#600, 667, Batman#566, Power Pack#22-27, 29, 31-33, 35-36, 42-44, 47-49, 54, X-Factor#58,60-62, Annual#4,5 and New Mutants Annual#5,7. In addition to his recent work for Disney, Warner Brothers, United Plankton Pictures, and others, Jon co-created (with Steve Hoeveke) The GroundsCreeper for John Carpenter’s Tales of a HalloweeNight Vol. 1.  Jon will be taking art commissions and signing autographs on Saturday, January 7 and Sunday, January 8. There’s no charge for an autograph.
MOVIE AND TV SET PHOTOGRAPHERON SET WITH JOHN CARPENTER BOOK SIGNINGKIM GOTTLIEB-WALKER KIM GOTTLIEB-WALKER is a Movie and Television Set Photographer with over thirty five years experience working on such TV series as Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Cheers, American Dreamer, Bob and Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories.  Kim was the set photographer on Director John Carpenter’s movies Halloween, The Fog, Escape from New York and Christine.  Kim’s hardcover book, ON SET WITH JOHN CARPENTER: THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF KIM GOTTLIEB-WALKER covers many of the iconic and behind the scenes set photos on John Carpenter’s films.  Kim will appear on stage in the Cloud Room on the Dealer Room floor at 12:00 P.M. on Saturday, January 7 to discuss working as a Movie and Set Photographer and working on the John Carpenter films.  Kim will sign and have available for purchase copies of On Set with John Carpenter: The Photography of Kim Gottlieb-Walker From 1:00 P.M.-2:00 P.M. There is no charge for an autograph with purchase of the book.
DAUGHTER OF MOE HOWARD OF THE THREE STOOGESJOAN HOWARD MAURER JOAN HOWARD MAURER, the Daughter of MOE HOWARD of THE THREE STOOGES appears to sign autographs. Joan will appear Saturday, January 7 from 2:00 P.M.-4:00 P.M. and Sunday, January 8 from 2:00 P.M.-4:00 P.M. Joan will appear on stage in the Cloud Room on the Dealer Room floor on Sunday, January 7 to discuss what it was like to be around Moe, Curly and Larry on a movie set and family gatherings. THE THREE STOOGES are among films greatest comedy trios and Joan will give insight and a rare Behind The Scenes perspective from someone who was there! Joan celebrates her 90th birthday during 2017. 
VOICE OF WOLVERINE, SPIKE SPIEGEL/COWBOY BEBOP, STARSCREAM/TRANFORMERS PRIMESTEVE BLUM STEVE BLUM is the voice of WOLVERINE in WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN, SPIKE SPIEGEL in COWBOY BEBOP and STARSCREAM in TRANSFORMERS: PRIME and many, many others.  Steve also voices Wolverine in many other series and video games such as X-Men (2011 series), The Super Hero Squad Show (also Abomination and Thanos), Ultimate Spider-Man (also Kazar), Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Maximum Overload and Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth. Additional voices include Heatwave in Transformers: Rescue Bots, Green Goblin in the Spectacular Spider-Man series, Heatblast, Vilgan and Ghostfreak in Ben 10, Count Vertigo in Young Justice, J.P. Shibayama and other voices in Digimon: Digital Monsters, Mugen in Samurai Champloo, Orochimaru/Zabuza Momochi in Naruto, Devil Dinosaur and Sauron on Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H, Amon on Avatar: The Legend of Korra, Krang in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan, Lex Luthor/Toymaster in Justice League vs. Teen Titans, Darkseid/Ocean Master in Justice League: War,  Duke/Ripcord/Roadblock in G.I. Joe: Resolute, Red Skull in The Avengers: Earth’s Mightest Heroes, Zeb Orrellos in Star Wars: Rebels.  Video game voices include Killer Croc in Batman: Arkham City, Tauren/Anub’arak/Rexxar in Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, Ethan Hunt in Mission Impossible-Operation Surma. Steve is the voice of Tom, the robotic host of Cartoon Network’s Toonami on Adult Swim. Steve is in the Guinness Book of World Records as Most Prolific Voice Actor in Video Games appearing in over 300 of them.  Steve Blum signs autographs Saturday, January 7 and Sunday, January 8. 
BETTIE PAGE AND GOOD GIRL ARTISTJIM SILKE JIM SILKE created the Story and Art for a popular series of BETTIE PAGE books such as Bettie Page, Queen of the Nile, Bettie Page: Queen of Hearts and Bettie Page Rules (all published by Dark Horse Comics) as well as his original Science Fiction Graphic Novel Rascals in Paradise.  Jim did cover artwork for the Vertigo Comic Book American Century#17-21.  Before entering the Comic Book field, Jim was Executive Art Director at Capitol Records.  During the 1960’s Jim was the creator, editor and designer of the movie magazines Cinema and Movies International.  Jim is also a glamour photographer, film historian (Here’s Looking at You, Kid), a novelist (the Death Dealer series) and screenwriter (Sahara starring Brooke Shields, King Solomon’s Mines starring Richard Chamberlain and Sharon Stone and Revenge of the Ninja are just a few). Jim Silke has won many awards, including a Grammy for the cover of Judy at Carnegie Hall, an Emmy citation for AFI's James Cagney Life Achievement Award, and citations from The Society of Illustrators, The New York Art Directors Club and the Los Angeles Art Directors' Club.  Jim’s resume includes Chairman of Film Studies at the American Film Institute, Chairman of the California Art Commission and working as costume designer, writer and consultant for his best friend, the legendary film director Sam Peckinpah. Jim Silke will take art commissions, have his sketchbook and sign autographs on Saturday, January 7 and Sunday, January 8 from 11:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.  There’s no charge for an autograph.
ARTIST FOR DC COMICS BATMAN '66RUBEN PROCOPIOSTORYBOARD ARTIST WARNER BROTHERS ANIMATION RUBEN PROCOPIO is one of the Artists for DC Comics Batman '66 which contains all new stories based on the Batman TV Series starring Adam West and Burt Ward. Ruben drew the Sandman story in issue#5, the King Tut and Shame stories in issue#8, the Joker story in issue#20 and these stories were also featured in Batman '66 Collected Editions Volume#1, 2 and 4. Ruben was Storyboard Artist on the new Animated Movie Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders which features the voices of Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin. Ruben worked for Walt Disney's Animation Department for almost 25 years on such features as The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and The Lion King. Ruben founded Masked Avenger Studios to expand his sculpting, design and comic book illustration services to a wider array of clients.  Ruben will be taking sketch commissions at the Convention.To order sketches in advance and for a price list contact Ruben at  Examples of pricing for original black and white sketches done by Ruben on 9”x12” two-ply Bristol pencil and ink with tones are 1 character $100.00, 2 figures $200.00 and each additional figure in the drawing would be $75.00 a figure. Ruben is scheduled to appear on Saturday, January 7 from 11:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.
MARVEL AND DC COMICS ARTISTDUSTY ABELLCHARACTER DESIGNER WARNER BROTHERS ANIMATION DUSTY ABELL is a Character Designer for Warner Brothers Animation. Dusty recently worked as Production Designer on the new Animated Movie Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders starring the voices of Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin. Dusty’s credits include direct to dvd films Justice League: War, Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, Son of Batman, Superman: Unbound, Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, Batman: Under the Red Hood, Superman/Batman: Apocalypse, Justice League: Doom, Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, DC Showcase: Jonah Hex and All-Star Superman. Dusty’s Television credits include Young Justice (40 episodes), G.I. Joe: Renegades, Sword of the Atom and prop designer on Young Justice, King of the Hill and Production Designer on Ben 10 (26 episodes). Dusty will have prints available to purchase of his officially licensed STAR TREK full size 27”x40" Movie Poster print from his Star Trek: The Original Series artwork that was included in the CBS 50th Anniversary Star Trek commemorative art book, Star Trek: 50 Artists/50 years. Dusty has also illustrated DC Comic Books such as Action Comics#682, Legion of Super-Heroes#25, Superman Annual#3 (1991) and Superman/Wonder Woman: Whom Gods Destroy#1-4. Dusty will be taking art commissions and signing autographs. Dusty is scheduled to appear on Saturday, January 7-check back close to show date to confirm time.
WRITER/DIRECTOR/PRODUCER OF US VERSIONS OF ULTRAMAN, GAIKING, VANGUARD ACE, STARZINGERFIST OF THE NORTH STAR ,CAPTAIN HARLOCK AND THE VOICE OF ULTRAMAN AND MANY OTHERSWILLIAM WINCKLER WILLIAM WINCKLER is the American voice of famous Japanese superhero ULTRAMAN X, in the new English language ULTRAMAN feature films, ULTRAMAN GINGA S THE MOVIE, ULTRAMAN X THE MOVIE, and ULTRA FIGHT VICTORY.  Mr. Winckler is also a veteran Writer/Director/Producer of many classic English language anime titles such as GAIKING, DANGUARD ACE, STARZINGER, FIST OF THE NORTH STAR, SPACE PIRATE CAPTAIN HARLOCK and TEKKAMAN THE SPACE KNIGHT.  His latest English language productions are the new ULTRAMAN theatrical feature films and TV movies for Japanese studio Tsuburaya Productions Co., Ltd..    William Winckler is the voice of Ultraman X in Ultraman X: Here it Comes! Our Ultraman (2016), Ultraman Hikari in Ultra Fight Victory (2015) and Captain Jinno in Ultraman Ginga 5 Movie Showdown! The 10 Ultra Brothers! (2015).  William is the voice of Captain Harlock in Space Pirate Captain Harlock (2010) and Space Pirate Captain Harlock 2 (2010), Kenshiro in the Fist of the North Star Movies The Toki Saga, The Souther Saga, The Ray Saga, The Raul Saga and The Kaioh Saga (all from 2011), Sanshiro in three Gaiking movies, Sir Jogo in three Starzinger movies (all 2011) and Captain Dan in three Danguard Ace movies (all 2010). William Winckler will be signing autographs Saturday, January 7 and Sunday, January 8.* 
MARVEL AND DC COMIC BOOK ARTISTSTAR WARS, SPIDER-MAN MIKE MAYHEW Mike Mayhew is a world-renowned illustrator who creates some of the most exciting images in comics today.  Mike specializes in photo-realism, and intense rendering of dynamic subjects.  Mike’s approach ranges from state-of-the-art digital techniques to traditional watercolor and acrylic painting.   Mike began to pencil comic pages for DC Comics in 1993, and honed his comic storytelling skills during runs on ZORRO and VAMPIRELLA.   Mike’s cover art began to pop off the stands on runs of Marvel Comic’s MYSTIQUE, ELEKTRA, THE PULSE and SHE-HULK.  For Marvel Prose, Mike illustrated two MARY JANE prose young adult novels.  Mike’s subsequent work included issues of SPAWN, his first fully painted comic X-MEN ORIGINS: JEAN GREY, and SAVAGE, his first creator owned title from Image comics.  In 2009 Mike created an Effie award winning ad campaign for Cisco Systems called "The Realm", which was an online motion comic.  Mike’s work continued to appear in comic’s biggest titles, including AVENGERS and JUSTICE LEAGUE.  In 2013, Mike adapted George Lucas’ original 1974 draft THE STAR WARS for an eight issue comic series from Dark Horse Comics.  THE STAR WARS became a #1 NEW YORK TIMES best selling graphic novel and won a DIAMOND GEM award for “2013 Licensed Book of the Year”.  In 2015 Mike did full issues of Marvel Comics GUARDIANS TEAM UP #3 and AVENGERS #43, as well as dozens of covers for Marvel and Dynamite Comics on titles like STAR WARS, ANT-MAN, SECRET WARS, SPIDER-MAN, DEADPOOL and VAMPIRELLA.  In 2016 Mike has done full color art for STAR WARS #15 and 20, as well as numerous other interior and cover gigs. Mike Mayhew will be doing sketches, taking art commissions, signing autographs and bringing along his sketch covers and prints and will appear Saturday, January 7 and Sunday, January 8.
CHARACTER DESIGNER WARNER BROTHERS ANIMATIONPHIL BOURASSA  PHIL BOURASSA is a Character Designer for Warner Brothers Animation. Phil has worked as lead Character Designer on Young Justice (31 episodes) and direct to dvd films Justice League vs. Teen Titans, Justice League: Doom, Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, Justice League: War and Son of Batman.  Phil’s other credits as character designer include Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, Vixen, Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders, Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam, Green Arrow, DC Showcase: Jonah Hex, The Spectre, Ben 10, Ben 10: Secret of the Omnitrix, What’s New, Scooby-Doo?, Aloha, Scooby-Doo! and Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman.  Upcoming films include Justice League Dark.  Phil’s Marvel Animation work includes The Spectacular Spider-Man: Attack of the Lizard and Planet Hulk.  Phil will be taking art commissions and signing autographs.  Phil is scheduled to appear on Saturday, January 7-check back close to show date to confirm time.
AUGUST 21, 2016 10AM-5PM/ADMISSION: $13.00 EARLY ADMISSION 9:10AM/$15.00
VOICE OF JULIA/COWBOY BEBOP, SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL, STAR WARS REBELS, STEVEN UNIVERSEMARY ELIZABETH MCGLYNN MARY ELIZABETH MCGLYNN is a voice over actress, writer, singer and director. As an actress, she plays GOVERNOR PRYCE in STAR WARS REBELS, DR. MAHESWARAN in STEVEN UNIVERSE, MAJOR MOTOKO KUSANAGI in GHOST IN THE SHELL: FIRST ASSAULT. Additional voices include Valkyrie in Lego Marvel's Avengers, Talis in StarCraft II, Johanna in Heroes of the Storm, Queen Metalia in Sailor Moon Crystal and Brooha in Glitter Force. Mary Elizabeth portrayed Major Motoko Kusanagi in Ghost In The Shell Innocence, Solid State Society and Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex for which she won the American Anime Award for Best Actress. Silver Sable in video game Spider-Man Unlimited, Jessica Jones, Moondragon, Abigail Brand in Marvel Heroes and Jessica Drew in Spider-Man: Web of Shadows.  You can also hear her as the Female Crusader in Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, Kurutsu in Ghost in the Shell Arise, Sei in Alpha Protocol and Nora in Final Fantasy XIII. Some of her other popular roles are Cornelia in Code Geas, Kurenai from Naruto, Julia from Cowboy Bebop, Zanpakuto from Bleach, Helba and Bordeau from .hack, Jagura from Wolf's Rain, Nuriko in Fushigi Yuugi and Caroline from Vampire Hunter D. She also portrays Zahra on Geek & Sundry's Critical Role. Mary is voice directing Tangled The Series, Billy Dilley's Super Subterranean Summer, Penn Zero: Part Time Hero for Disney XD starring Thomas Middleditch, Adam Devine, Alfred Molina and Larry Wilmore and Glitter Force for Saban Entertainment. She has also directed Naruto: Shippuden for over 10 years. She has directed the 6 Naruto Movies as well as Naruto and Naruto Shippuden the series for which she received the 2008 SPJA award for best director. Among her many other directing credits are Cowboy Bebop the series, Cowboy Bebop: Knockin' on Heaven's Door, Tenkai Knights, Digimon Fusion, Stitch!, Disk Wars, Wolf's Rain, Digimon Tamers, the movie Appleseed and was a co-writer for the American adaptation of Metropolis. She also directed the original animated series Boing The Play Ranger and Gormiti: Lords of Nature. Mary Elizabeth has had the great honor of singing the music of Akira Yamaoka for the movies Julia X and Silent Hill as well as the games: Silent Hill 3, The Room, Origins, Shadows of the Damned and Silent Hill: Shattered Memories and Book of Memories which she also voice directed. Mary Elizabeth McGlynn signs autographs Saturday, January  7 and Sunday, January 8.
STORYBOARD ARTIST WARNER BROTHERS ANIMATION/MARVEL ANIMATIONJUSTIN COPELAND  JUSTIN COPELAND is a Storyboard Artist for Warner Brothers Animation and Marvel Animation.  Some of Justin’s credits include Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders, Batman: The Killing Joke, Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H., Avengers Assemble, Iron Man and Captain America: Heroes United and Ultimate Spider-Man. Justin will be taking art commissions and signing autographs. Justin is scheduled to appear on Saturday, January 7-check back close to show date to confirm time.
EUGENE PORTER ON THE WALKING DEADJOSH MCDERMITT JOSH MCDERMITT stars as Eugene Porter on THE WALKING DEAD airing on AMC. Josh starred for two seasons as Brandon on the TV Land series Retired at 35 TV series and other roles include guest starring as George Payton in two episodes of Mad Men and starring as T-Bird in the movie Middle Man.  Josh McDermitt signs autographs from 12:00 P.M.-2:00 P.M.* on SATURDAY, JANUARY 7 only.
KING EZEKIEL IN THE WALKING DEADKHARY PAYTON KHARY PAYTON stars as KING EZEKIEL beginning in the seventh season of THE WALKING DEAD (based on the Image Comic Book series).  Khary is also known for his voice acting work portraying Cyborg in Teen Titans and Aqualad and Black Manta in Young Justice. Khary has voiced Cyborg in many series and films such as Teen Titans, Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo, New Teen Titans, Teen Titans Go!, DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year, Legos series of films and the new series Justice League Action.  Other voices include Gridlock/Divebomb/Bisk in Transformers: Robots in Disguise, Hex/Manny in Ben 10: Alien Force and Wasabi in Big Hero 6: The Series.  Video Game voices include Luke Cage in Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2, Blade in Spider-Man: Friend or Foe and Bishop/Nick Fury in X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse. Khary also starred in feature films such as Hellraiser: Hellworld (with Lance Henriksen) and Dracula II: Ascension. Khary Payton signs autographs SUNDAY, JANUARY 7 only starting at 10:30 A.M. and will continue to sign possibly until 4:00 P.M. or as long as a line remains. Khary will also appear on stage in the Cloud Room located on the Dealer Room floor to discuss The Walking Dead  and his work as a  voice actor-time to  be announced.
STORYBOARD ARTIST WARNER BROTHERS ANIMATION/MARVEL ANIMATIONCHRIS COPELAND  CHRIS COPELAND is a Storyboard Artist for Warner Brothers Animation and Marvel Animation.  Some of Chris’s credits include Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders,  Ultimate Spider-Man, Ben 10: Omniverse, Transformers Prime, Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, All-Star Superman and Superman/Batman: Apocalypse. Chris will be taking art commissions and signing autographs.  Chris is scheduled to appear on Saturday, January 7-check back close to show date to confirm time.
CLASSIC MARVEL AND DC COMICS AND WARREN MAGAZINE ARTISTALEX NINO  The unique visual style of ALEX NINO'S artwork is featured in such Classic DC Comics as Weird War Tales, House of Mystery, Forbidden Tales of Dark Mansion, Secrets of Sinister House, Weird Mystery Tales, The Witching Hour, Thriller, Korak and Rima the Jungle Girl. Alex's work at Marvel Comics include Unknown Worlds of Science Fiction and Savage Sword of Conan. Other magazine work includes Heavy Metal and Warren Magazines titles Creepy, Eerie and Vampirella.  Recent works include Andie and the Alien and Monster Candy (from Bliss on Tap Publishing). Alex has also worked as a designer for animated films, doing character and background designs.  Some of the films  and TV series Alex has worked on include Disney's Mulan and Treasure Planet, The Real Ghostbusters and Defenders of the Earth.  To see more of Alex’s art, check out the recently released book Art Quest of Alex Nino (132 Pages Hardcover edition) and earlier publications The Art of Alex Nino, Satan's Tears: The Art of Alex Nino, Alex Nino Drawings and Sketchbook Alex Nino.  Alex Nino will take art commissions, doing sketches and signing autographs on Saturday, January 7 and Sunday, January 8 from 11:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M. There's no charge for an autograph. 
PABLO SIMON BOLIVAR ON ASH VS. EVIL DEADRAY SANTIAGO RAY SANTIAGO stars as Pablo Simon Bolivar, the sidekick to Ash (Bruce Campbell) on cable series ASH VS. EVIL DEAD airing on STARZ. Ray's Movie and Television credits include starring as Jorge Villalobos in Meet the Flockers, Tiny Guzman in Girlfight, Crone in The Sasquatch Gang, Alberto in Suburban Gothic and in episodes of My Name is Earl, Dexter, NCIS: Los Angeles, Raising Hope, Crossing Jordan and Law and Order: Los Angeles. Ray Santiago signs autographs from 1:00 P.M.-3:00 P.M. on SATURDAY, JANUARY 7 only.
MARVEL AND DC COMICS ARTISTMARVEL ANIMATION SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MANSEAN GALLOWAY SEAN "CHEEKS” GALLOWAY is a MARVEL and DC COMICS Artist and Animator.  Sean illustrated the cover and interiors for Adventures of Superman#10, Harley Quinn and the Suicide Squad April Fools Special#1 and Teen Titans#7 (Harley Quinn variant covers), Disney Infinity’s Marvel Superheroes, Boom! Studios variant covers and variant Teen Titans Go! covers for Superman/Wonder Woman#19, Gotham Academy#19, Gotham by Midnight#7, Grayson#10, Secret Six#4 and Deathstroke#8.  Other work includes cover and interior art for graphic novel World of Warcraft: Pearl of Pandora, penciller for Marvel Comics Venom, cover artist for Marvel Adventures and cover artist and interiors for DC Comics Teen Titans Go! Sean was the lead character designer for animated series The Spectacular Spider-Man, providing the defining look that served as a jumping-off point for the stories. Sean worked on storyboards for G.I. Joe Renegades, and for WB, Scooby Doo Mystery Inc., and conceptual artist for both Disney's Tron Animated and DreamWorks Mastermind projects. He was also a character designer for the films Hellboy Animated: Sword of Storms, and Blood and Iron. His latest animated feature work is on Disney's Big Hero 6. Some of his game design works have been with Blizzard, EA, Sony Entertainment, Phoenix Age, THQ, Leapfrog, and Travian Games. He has also brought his talents as a toy designer to projects for both Hasbro toys and The UpperDeck sports trading card company's NFL vinyl line as well as DC Comics' DC Collectibles Superman and Batman Black and White Statues. Sean is currently Art Directing and Designing Cheats 4 Hire" for Travian Games. Sean also has his creator-owned properties: Bastion's 7, Gumshoes 4 Hire, and Little Big Heads. Sean Galloway will be appearing Saturday, January 7 and Sunday, January 8 and he will be taking art commissions, signing autographs and have his sketchbooks Vintaged Cheeks: The Art of Sean Galloway Vol. 1 and 2, Random Cheeks Vol. 1 and others.
SASHA WILLIAMS ON THE WALKING DEADSONEQUA MARTIN-GREENTAMARA ON ONCE UPON A TIME  SONEQUA MARTIN-GREEN stars as Sasha Williams on THE WALKING DEAD airing on AMC.  Sonequa was originally considered for the role of Michonne, which went to Danai Gurira.  Sonequa’s audition for The Walking Dead went so well that show runner Glen Mazzara created the role of Sasha Williams.  Sonequa had a recurring role starring as Tamara on Once Upon a Time.  Other roles include Army Wives, The Good Wife, NYC 22, Gossip Girl, Law and Order: Criminal Intent and New Girl. Sonequa Martin-Green signs autographs from 11:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M.* on SATURDAY, JANUARY 7 only.
MARVEL AND DC COMICS ARTISTGEORGE PEREZ NEW TEEN TITANS, THE AVENGERS, WONDER WOMANJUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA, CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS Superstar Marvel and DC Comics Writer and Artist GEORGE PEREZ makes a Special Convention Appearance.  George Perez is known for his dynamic art featuring heavily detailed panoramic scenes featuring scores of Super-Heroes.  George’s art is featured in Classic issues that are currently very hot including First NEW TEEN TITANS in DC COMICS PRESENTS#26, First DEATHSTROKE: THE TERMINATOR in NEW TEEN TITANS#2, First DICK GRAYSON as NIGHTWING and First JERICHO in TALES OF THE TEEN TITANS#44, First PATSY WALKER as HELLCAT in THE AVENGERS#144, and First TASKMASTER in THE AVENGERS#196. George’s art is featured in New Teen Titans#1-4, 6-34, 37-50, Annual#1-3, New Teen Titans Vol. 2, #1-5, 50-55, 57-61 The Avengers#141-144, 147-151, 154, 155, 160-162, 167, 168, 170,171, 194-196, 198-201, Annual#6, 8,The Avengers (1998)#1-15, 18-25, 27-34, Justice League of America#184-186, 192-197, 200, Wonder Woman Vol.2 #1-24, Crisis on Infinite Earths#1-12, Infinity Gauntlet#1-4, Marvel Two-in-One#56-58, 60, 64, 65, Logan’s Run#1-5, Hulk: Future Imperfect, Inhumans#1-4, Fantastic Four#164-167, 170-72, 176-78, 184-188, 191-102, Annual#14-15, Marvel Fanfare#10-13 (Black Widow issues), X-Men Annual#3, Sachs and Violens#1-4, Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds, The Brave and the Bold Vol.2, #1-10, The Flash#289-293, History of the DC Universe#1,2, War of the Gods#1-4.  George Perez appears Saturday, January 7 and Sunday, January 8 to take art commissions and sign autographs.  There’s no charge for an autograph.
STARRING AS KATANA IN DC COMICS SUPERHERO MOVIESUICIDE SQUADKAREN FUKUHARA  KAREN FUKUHARA stars as the sword wielding KATANA in the DC Comics Superhero Movie SUICIDE SQUAD.  Karen made her screen debut as Katana in Suicide Squad, one of the more popular characters from the Movie and based on the DC Comics character. Karen will sign autographs on SATURDAY, JANUARY 7 from 1:00 P.M.-3:00 P.M.
MAN FROM ATLANTIS, DALLAS, STEP BY STEPPATRICK DUFFYSIGNS HIS ALL NEW SCIENCE FICTION NOVELMAN FROM ATLANTIS BASED ON THE 1977 NBC-TV SERIES PATRICK DUFFY is known for starring in such Television series as DALLAS, STEP BY STEP and MAN FROM ATLANTIS.  Patrick made his Television series debut starring as Mark Harris in the NBC-TV Science Fiction series MAN FROM ATLANTIS.  Patrick is the writer of an all new MAN FROM ATLANTIS book continuing the story of Mark Harris and exploring his origins. In the NBC-TV series, Mark Harris is discovered washed up on the beach with no memory or name by Doctor Elizabeth Merrill (played by Elizabeth Montgomery) of the Foundation of Oceanic Research, a government agency conducting top secret research. Doctor Merrill gives him the name Mark Harris.  Mark is believed to be one of the last survivors of the lost civilization of Atlantis, and he has superhuman strength, webbed hands, gills instead of lungs to breathe underwater, the ability to swim faster than a dolphin and dive to deep depths. While trying to find out who he is and for gratitude for their nursing him back to help, Mark helps the Foundation explore the depths of the ocean in a sophisticated submarine called the Cetacean. Mark’s adventures include thwarting the evil Mr. Schubert (played by Victor Buono, King Tut in the 1966 Batman TV series), a recurring villain.  Man from Atlantis had a Marvel Comic book series lasting seven issues while the NBC-TV series originally aired. Patrick’s new novel MAN FROM ATLANTIS finds Mark Harris surviving several attempts on his life by assailants with powers similar to his.  Mark soon discovers his origins and those of his people of Atlantis. Man from Atlantis includes photos from Patrick’s own collection.  Patrick will sign all copies of Man from Atlantis purchased at his Convention table.  With purchase of a Man from Atlantis book, Patrick will sign one additional item of memorabilia at no charge (and only with purchase of the book, no exceptions). Man from Atlantis is a paperback edition and is priced at $16.00.  Patrick plans on continuing the story of Mark Harris, The Man from Atlantis in a series of novels, so now’s a good time to get on board and read this new book.  Man from Atlantis is one of the many classic 1970’s Science Fiction Television series and is currently available on Warner Bros Archive Collection as Man from Atlantis: The Complete TV Movies Collections and Man from Atlantis: The Complete Television Series.   Patrick is also known for starring as Bobby Ewing, the brother of J.R. Ewing, in the popular Television series Dallas, Frank Lambert in Step by Step and as Stephen Logan in The Bold and the Beautiful.  Patrick was the voice of Steve Trevor in the 2002 Justice League Animated series episode The Savage Time Parts 1-3. Patrick directed his second episode of TNT’s Major Crimes titled Dead Zone which just aired recently. Patrick is scheduled to appear on SUNDAY, JANUARY 8.  There will be a thirty minute discussion on Man from Atlantis in the Cloud Room located on the Dealer Room floor.  Appearance time to be announced.