Alison Luhrs is a writer for Magic: the Gathering. She writes story, card titles, flavor text, and more recently, helps designs overall narrative structure for Magic. Outside of work she is a comedian and nationally-accredited improviser.
Allegriana first entered the con scene in 2008 as “The Chainmail Chick”, a fantasy art and pinup model best known for her impressively impractical wardrobe of metal bikinis. Since then, she’s branched out into producing art and costumes of her own: in addition to her cosplay, she is a frequent collaborator with the studios of Organic Armor as well as leather company Ribbons and Rivets. Allegriana currently attends numerous events each year as a promotional model, guest speaker, costume contest judge, and workshop host, and has won several costume and prop contests. She continues to model, creating artwork and prints from her photoshoots, and has appeared in books, video skits, event trailers, ads, paintings, and her costume work has been seen on the Discovery Channel. You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and her website.
Allison of AllieCat Cosplay is a Georgia based Cosplayer who started her journey in 2010, creating over 40 Cosplay Costumes, and earning Best in Show cosplay awards in several competitions. She is best known for her Armor builds, passion for makeup, and adorning animal ears whenever possible. AllieCat has become a model cosplayer by using her platform to promote Body Positivity, Race Equality, respect for the Arts, and general positivity for the cosplay community itself. Her upbeat personality and genuine desire to share the knowledge she acquired through her time as a cosplayer has accumulated a mass following as a personality. You can currently find AllieCat featured on sites like Kotaku, Fashionably Geek, Complex, and Anime Geek Playland. Standing at 5'10 she can eat her weight in Sushi. (photo by Affliction Cosplay Photography)
Animator, Recruiter and Consultant Allyssa A Lewis is most noted for her animation on over 75 episodes and promos of FX's Emmy winning series "Archer", NBC's "30 Rock", and Animation Domination. She is also the CEO and Founder of the animation resource and staffing agency, My Animation Life, primarily focusing on the career placement and portfolio enhancement of artist within animation-related industries. Lewis is the Animation Director of re:imagine/ATL, and on the Advisory Board of ASIFA South.
Andrea Caprotti is an animator, illustrator and cat lover based in Austin, TX. She has worked as a Lead Animator at Rooster Teeth on such shows as RWBY, RWBY Chibi and Red vs. Blue. She has also worked as a 3D Artist at Cartoon Network Games on the Browser-based MOBA game "Adventure Time Battle Party", and a variety of other odd jobs that make for good stories. She is a huge fan of 80s mecha, shoujo, and BL manga.
Barbara (aka Babs) grew up in the sunny and beautiful Charleston, SC. She attended the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD where she received her BFA in Illustration. She currently is settled west in San Francisco, CA where she is living the dream working as a full time freelance illustrator! Her work includes art for Cartoon Network, Hasbro, Disney, DC Comics, BOOM!, San Francisco Chronicle, Boston Globe, and more. She has worked on Batgirl and Motorcrush more recently.
When was the last time you attended a live music performance with a genuine element of risk involved? And no, going to a Gwar show with a white t-shirt on doesn't count. When Bit Brigade takes the stage your mind will frantically oscillate between "Oh! Agh!! Please don't die!!" and "YES! He's doing it!!" Combining the dread and daring of a live video game speed run with the spot-on technique of a live band covering the musical accompaniment to everything you're seeing on-screen in real time, Bit Brigade will have you swinging between the two mediums.
Blikku is a veteran cosplayer, gamer, YouTube personality and actress from Atlanta, Georgia who has been creating costumes since 2004. Her costumes range from various genres such as comics, anime/manga, video games, and sci-fi, to her own original designs. She has been featured as a cosplayer and model in both online and printed publications, as well as a panelist for several conventions within the southeast which have allowed her to share her passion and knowledge with others. facebook.com/blikkucosplay blikku.com
BrainScratchComms is a group of guys who play videogames online for fun, nerd rage, and the occasional random thought. They'll play just about anything, from the ridiculously awesome to the hilariously bad. If you want to relieve the days where you would play games with your siblings, hang out with these four. *These guests will be providing the first autograph free during MomoCon.
Brendan J. LaSalle has been writing and publishing in the game industry since 2002. He has written for Goodman Games, Fat Dragon Games, Troll Lord’s Games, Savage Mojo, Pandahead Publishing, and Hand Made Games. He has written many adventures and source books, including the award winning Age of Cthulhu: A Dream of Japan. His most recent adventure is Xcrawl: Anaheim Crawl. He is the creator of Xcrawl, which recently returned in the new Maximum Xcrawl edition. He lives in Salem, MA, with his wife, dog, and cat.
Brenden Fletcher is a writer who's worked on DC Comics titles including the New York Times bestselling BATGIRL OF BURNSIDE, acclaimed YA mystery series GOTHAM ACADEMY, and Entertainment Weekly’s “Best New Comic Book Series of 2015”, BLACK CANARY. He contributed the acclaimed FLASH story to the Eisner and Harvey Award winning Wednesday Comics and has created comics for brands like MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS, ASSASSIN’S CREED, ATTACK ON TITAN and ADULT SWIM. Current projects include MOTOR CRUSH with Cameron Stewart & Babs Tarr and ISOLA: ISLAND OF THE DEAD with Karl Kerschl and MSassyK, both for Image Comics.
After a childhood "wasted" on Mazinger-Z & Hyakujuu-Ou Go-Lion. Brent was unaware that his childhood TV diet came from Japan. He wrote his doctoral dissertation on how anime fans teach other & learn about Japanese culture. Brent has been studying anime fandom & presenting his findings at academic conventions & anime cons ever since. Brent currently makes his living as an assistant professor at University of North Georgia on a rural branch campus.
Brian W. Foster is the creator/host of Talks Machina, the companion show to the internet darling Critical Role. Talks Machina discusses and dissects the adventures of Critical Role’s party, Vox Machina, on this show-after-the show. The show also features cast member appearances, fan creations, questions and interactions—plus giveaways. Brian is also a writer, poet, and singer/songwriter. “Blackened White,” his first collection of writings, was released in 2012 and featured on the Amazon bestsellers list, garnering him tens of dollars as a published poet. He currently lives in Los Angeles with 3.884 million other people.
Disney, Anime, Broadway, top 40: Caleb Hyles has done it all when it comes to cover songs! With his big heart, and even bigger voice, Caleb has wowed millions across the globe with a multitude of musical styling and an infectious, positive attitude. Caleb Hyles has a history in musical theatre, having grown up in a family of musicians and thespians. Ever since his viral hit, “Let It Go”, dropped in 2014 Caleb has not stopped growing his YouTube channel which has grown over 400k subscribers. By holding Live Q&A’s, and random “Skype Nights” with fans, Caleb has nurtured a growing community centered around one-on-one interaction and a common love for all things music. Be sure to check out his work on his website, YouTube, or Facebook!
Charlet Chung is a Japanese/Korean-American television and film actor who is also the voice of D.Va from Blizzard Entertainment’s OVERWATCH and Seraph from CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III. Her extensive list of on-screen credits include appearances on truTV’s FAMELESS, Netflix’s GRACE AND FRANKIE and FreeForm’s MYSTERY GIRLS, just to name a few. In 2017, Charlet will be a series regular on an upcoming animated series as well as a main character in 3 video games that are releasing throughout the year. Visit Charlet on the web on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and her website https://www.charletchung.com/. Charlet will have a fee for autographs.
Born to create, Chris Bivins is one of the rising artistic talents in the entertainment industry. Starting in the video slot machine gaming field, Chris has created characters and animations for more than 50 plus titles, such as “So Hot,” “Dragon Slayer” and “Fire Wolf.” Over the last 10 years, he has branched out into the commercial and film industry, providing storyboard and design work for some of the industry’s leading directors. Some of his clients include: Pete Circuitt, (CBS “Yes Virginia,” Sweet Shop/New Zealand), James Gunn, (“Guardians of the Galaxy”) and Greg McLean, (“The Belko Experiment”). In 2007, Bivins received a BFA in Media Arts and Animation from the Art Institute of Atlanta. Other clients include H2, SAP, Passion Pictures, Disney, Pinnacle, White Wolf, MGM Studios and Universal Pictures.
Join game critic and obnoxious British waffler TotalBiscuit, along with the irreverent Jesse Cox and irritatingly-optimistic Brooke "Dodger" Lawson, from the Co-Optional Podcast. One of the original "4 panel" video podcasts, the show has featured a guest host every week ranging from YouTuber stars to streamers, game journalists, TV personalities and even a WWE wrestler. Co-Optional has grown to be one of the biggest gaming podcasts on YouTube. Come and see the light-hearted and frequently derailed gaming show that somehow keeps bringing viewers back in spite of itself. *These guests will be providing the first autograph free during MomoCon.
Darth Cleavage (AKA Jen Belgin) is self-professed #CostumeEnabler and a maker of ALL THE COSTUME THINGS! She really mean all of them, too. Props, accessories, sewing projects, weird musical instruments composed from random household items, armor, helmets... she does it all. With a new series of tutorials and livestreams she also now has the opportunity to share her growing skillset of tips, tricks, and happy accidents with the cosplay community at large. While her origins are firmly rooted in Star Wars, Ms. Cleavage also does pieces from Destiny, Fallout, Stargate, and particularly enjoys the challenge of new genres and custom commissions. You can check out more of Darth's work on her Facebook and her website.
We are happy to welcome another Crystal Gem, Deedee Magno Hall, currently the voice of Pearl on Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe! Her theater credits include: If/Then (Broadway & US National Tour), “Kim” Miss Saigon (Broadway, 2nd US National Tour & Asian Tour), “Nessarose” Wicked (1st US National Tour), “Mrs. Walker” The Who’s Tommy & Mama Bares “Once Upon A Play Date” Concert (East West Players) and in TV & Film: Original cast of Disney Channel’s New Mickey Mouse Club, Third Watch, Dellaventura, Rear Window, Sister Act 2. She was an original member of Hollywood Records’ pop group, The Party, & Co-founder of mommy singing group, Mama Bares. Follow her on her personal twitter @DeedeeMagnoHall & band twitter @Mama_Bares or instagram @deedeemagnohallofficial *Autographs are $20, Photographs are $20, $30 for both.
DeQuan Watson works at Wizards of the Coast helping to shape the game store experience as a manger within the trade marketing team. Before coming to Wizards of the Coast, DeQuan spent time doing jobs all around the game industry: designing, writing, podcasting, judging, and was even a convention organizer. During that time, he also ran an award-winning hobby game store in Texas. DeQuan a fan of all types of games and is very passionate about spreading the love of games to the masses
Dexter Vines is one of comics most prolific and well respected artist inkers in the business with over 18 years experience. Having worked on some of the biggest titles from Superman/Batman, Civil War, and Wolverine: Old Man Logan, Dexter is still going strong with no end in sight. Recent projects include Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Avengers: X-Sanction, and Nova.
Drac Thalassa has been a YouTuber for almost a decade now, reviewing zany toys and building a unique brand of Fun-ctional prop blasters. With over 178 Million hits on youtube and an audience over 400,000 strong, he holds the world record for largest toy pistol fight in history and travels the world bringing foamy destruction wherever he goes. His Atlanta-based workshop provides armaments to larpers and dreamers alike, whatever their needs may be. You can follow him on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitch.
Eric Dotson is a creator/artist/inker/musician and co-founder of About Time Comics, an independent comic book publisher in Georgia, with long time friend and artist Lee Jiles. Serving as primary inker for About Time Comics, Eric has worked on the company's main titles- Godsend (Supernatural/Superhero), In Flight Service (Flight Attendent/Secret Agent) and Dreamer (Sci-Fi/Action). In addition, he provides inks/pencils for comics and pinups for other independent creators such as Marc Fletcher's The Doorknob Society and Adam Zero, Jeff Todd's A Redneck's Guide series, J.R. Mounts' Fried Pickle Noir. He also has been successfully producing his sketchcard creations called Roundlings (character drawings based on circles).
Lee "Fev" Camara is a propmaker, costumer, artist and regular fixture at Momocon. She got her start in propmaking in 2000, making wooden training swords for a martial arts school, and thought "why stop there?" She then began making props from games and film between illustration work, then made it her primary job in 2008. Her works have been featured on Kotaku, Playstation Magazine, and on the PBA Documentary “Cosplay: Crafting a Secret Identity”. http://www.fevstudios.com/ https://www.facebook.com/fevstudios
Fred Tatasciore is an American voice actor and former stand-up comedian. Tatasciore has portrayed mostly secondary characters as well as monstrous-looking types. He is best known for voicing the Hulk in several animated roles, including Ultimate Avengers, Next Avengers, Hulk Vs, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 and Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. In video games, he is known for voicing Saren Arterius from Mass Effect and Damon Baird in Gears of War, and Zeratul from StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. His most recent roles are of that as Neftin Prog in Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus, Russian Nikolai Belinski in Call of Duty: World at War, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, and Call of Duty: Black Ops III, and Soldier 76 from Overwatch. *Autographs $25, photos at the table $15
With nearly 20 years of cosplay under her belt Gabi has your back when it comes to questions. She was around when wigs only came in 5 day-glo colors, your choice in fabric was cotton or satin, you took your own photos, and built your own cosplay site. So she knows how the make the best of a costume situation with the worst materials and then photograph it well enough to show it off. In fact most of her awards are for attention to detail. Her works can be seen in shorts for That Guy With the Glasses and Atlanta Zombie Apocalypse. Gabi is all about anime crafting for fun but if you want to talk about historical or scifi stuff she's down with that too. She keeps a running tab of her costumes as well as other projects over at her website and twitter as @EienAi.
Geekspace Gwinnett is a makerspace located in Lawrenceville, Georgia, serving Gwinnett County and beyond. It is a nonprofit organization where makers from all disciplines, including cosplayers, can gather to tinker and develop their creative talents across various platforms, initiatives, and projects. Members’ experiences range from game development, wood-working, metal fabrication, various engineering backgrounds, forging metal, costume design, painting, and the list goes on. Follow them on Social Media: Geekspace Website, Meetup, Facebook, Instagram.
Catherine Lewis is the owner of GSTQ Fashions, a costume shop based out of Atlanta, GA. Her shop has made costumes for 2K Games, Hi-Rez Studios, Microsoft, Blizzard, and hundreds of individual clients. Their work has also been seen on shows such as SONY’s Powers, NBC's Constantine, AMC's Preacher, and the Netflix movie True Memoirs of an International Assassin. Catherine has been featured in Forbes online, the PBS documentary Cosplay: Crafting a Secret Identity, and she was also guest judge on Heroes of Cosplay. https://www.facebook.com/gstqfashions/ http://www.godsavethequeenfashions.com/
Grace Rolek is a voice actress known for Connie in Steven Universe, Helena in Guild Wars 2, Lucy van Pelt in Happiness is a Warm Blanket Charlie Brown, Shy Bunny in Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five, Molly in Special Agent Oso, Louise in Lou and Lou: Safety Patrol, and Marlene Wallace in Final Fantasy 7: Advent Children. * Autographs $20, photos at the table $20 (or both for $30)
Greg Burnham is a Children’s Book Author, and Co-creator/writer of Tuskegee Heirs. His passion for history is only matched by his fire to inspire children to reach higher heights. By day, Greg works in finance, coaches basketball and raises his two children. By night, he, along with Marcus Williams form the duo that has brought Tuskegee Heirs to life. Find Greg on Social Media at: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter.
Discovered by Funimation warhorse and visionary ADR director Christopher Bevins, who cast him as Rikichi in 2005’s Samurai 7, Tatum’s inexplicable luck has held long enough to see his flag hoisted on a slew of dream roles, most notably Kyoya Otori in the hit English language dub of Ouran High School Host Club, suave, demonic Sebastian Michaelis in Black Butler and the equal parts maniacal/vulnerable Okabe Rintarou from Steins;Gate. Other characters the man still can’t believe he’s had the crazy good fortune to play include: Doumeki in XXXHolic, Jiro Mochizuki in Black Blood Brothers, Isaac Dian in Baccano!, Both God Eneru and Dalton in the new dub of One Piece, Komui Lee in D-Gray Man, Dororo in Sgt. Frog, the titular loveable savage of Heroic Age, Ryosuke Takahashi in Initial D, Lawrence Kraft in Spice and Wolf, Zarbon in Dragon Ball Z Kai, Scar in Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood, and Sir Hammerlock in the videogame juggernaut Borderlands 2. *This guest will be providing the first autograph free during MomoCon.
Eric Jarman has always been a tinkerer and DIY’er, but it wasn’t until an incredibly over-zealous Halloween in 2007 that he discovered that prop building and fabrication was what he wanted to do with my life. Armed with an art degree and a desire to learn, he spent his evenings for the past 9 years in a sweltering workshop making dust and noise, learning the craft. Finally in 2016, after watching several of my his find stellar success in the industry, he took the plunge into full-time prop-making. Most of his work has been centered around video game and movie franchises, but the process of taking something as simple as a napkin sketch and developing it into a fully fledged physical item has always been the driving force behind my shop; regardless of the genre.
Jennifer Paz is the voice of Lapis Lazuli on Cartoon Network's "Steven Universe." An award winning theatre actor, Jennifer's notable Broadway, regional and international credits include Kim in "Miss Saigon" (1st National US Tour, Helen Hayes Award nominee, Ovation Award Best Actress in a musical), "Les Miserables" (Broadway), the Narrator in "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" (Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre, Broadway Asia Tokyo), "Cinderella" (Cinderella, 5th Ave Theatre), Belle in Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" (Village Theatre), and Cathy in "The Last Five Years" (Ovation Award nomination, East West Players). Jennifer is a co-founding member of singing group "Mama Bares" alongside Deedee Magno Hall (voice of Pearl, "Steven Universe") and most recently released their debut single "So What" available on all digital platforms. Jennifer also released indie album "Every Little Thing" (iTunes, Amazon) under the duo name "Auraganix" with real life partner Anthony Fedorov ("American Idol," "Calling on You," BMI singer/songwriter) inspired by their journey as new parents. Follow her on twitter @jennifer_paz, @mama_
Jeremy Whitley is a comic book writer and creator from Durham, North Carolina. His creator owned series "Princeless" has won a number of prestigious awards including the Glyph Awards and Amelia Bloomer Prize, as well as being twice nominated for Eisner Awards. It's spinoff, "Raven: The Pirate Princess" has been widely praised as a great action fantasy series that does representation right, featuring both leads of color and LGBT leads. In addition to his creator owned work, Jeremy has also worked for Marvel Comics, IDW, and Action Lab Comics. He has co-written Marvel's flagship "All-New All-Different Avengers" with Mark Waid and is currently writing "The Unstoppable Wasp" for Marvel. He has also been a frequent contributor to IDW's "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic" comics.
With over 150 credits to his name, Jerry Jewell can be heard in a wide variety of shows. He’s probably best known for his roles as Kyo Sohma in Fruits Basket, Jimmy Kudo in Case Closed, Barry the Chopper/Number 66 in Fullmetal Alchemist, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Claire Stanfield in Baccano!, Russia in Hetalia: Axis Powers, and Lau in Black Butler. Recent roles include Aion in Show By Rock!!, Momotaro Mikoshiba in Free! Eternal Summer, Yuma Isogai in Assassination Classroom and most recently Kusuo Saiki in (The) Disastrous Life of Saiki K and Victor Nikiforov in Yuri!!! on Ice. *This guest will be providing the first autograph free during MomoCon.
Joe Karg an illustrator who has worked on cartoons like Archer and Chozen for FX as well as live actions shows like Halt and Catch Fire for AMC. He currently freelance full time and his clients include Comedy Central and Judd Apatow Productions. Born in Scranton, Pa (home of The Office) Joe is no stranger to comedy. After performing standup for two years, he slipped into the background where he continue to work for the biggest comedians in the world by creating show posters, album covers and any other such branding for these performers. When he's not freelancing, Joe teaches animation courses at The Art Institute of Atlanta.
Jonathan Young is a singer, multi-instrumentalist producer & cover artist on YouTube. With his deep "Disney Villain" voice, Jonathan's YouTube channel has been steadily growing since 2014 thanks to his weekly music videos reimagining nerdy, nostalgic & popular songs in different styles. He's best known for his rock & metal covers of Disney songs, and his viral english adaptations of Anime openings.
Jonny Cruz is an American actor, script writer, producer, filmmaker. He has featured as actor in movies like Walking Tall: Lone Justice, Infiltrators and Haunting at the Beacon. He has also appeared on television series like General Hospital, Prison Break and Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23. As producer, Jonny has run films such as Small Timers, Hold, the web series Cool Wheels and performs playing the guitar with his musical team Power Up in Los Angeles and Hollywood, California in the United States. He was also the voice of Lúcio in Overwatch. His broad experience in filmmaking has also covered activities as producer, director, writer, editor, SFX artist, voice artist and cinematographer. *This guest will be providing the first autograph free during MomoCon.
A native Texan and avid anime fan, Josh Grelle has been working in voice work for over 10 years. After starting with ADV Films in January 2004, Josh was quickly bombarded with tons of in-booth experience on a wide range of shows, including Wedding Peach, Steam Detectives, 009-1, and the legendary Gatchaman. He began working for FUNimation Entertainment in 2006. Since then, he has starred in numerous titles; his most famous being Kenichi in Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple. Other roles include Armin in Attack on Titan, Kyohei in the Wallflower, Kouichi in Linebarrels of Iron, Yuki in Future Diary, Itsuki in Initial D, and Kuranosuke in Princess Jellyfish. More recent roles include Chow from Starship Troopers: Invasion, Nicky in Mass Effect: Paragon Lost, Kazuya Aoi in Freezing, Yuji Sakai in Shakugan no Shana, Akihisa Yoshii in Baka and Test, and Komatsu in Toriko.
Josh Engen is the current Overwatch Community Manager at Blizzard, previously working with the broad Activision catalog, and writing for The Escapist.
Kamikaze is an award winning scifi comic forged from equal parts passion, talent, and geekery. The story follows a young courier desperate for a better life who collides with a mysterious covert operation when a critical mission is blown. Inspired by a deep appreciation for animation, character driven storylines and rich world building the series is an ongoing action-packed tale with an intimate dramatic heart. It's three creators, Alan & Carrie Tupper and Havana Nguyen work every week to bring their vision to life one over-ambitious page at a time.
An award-winning cosplayer, freelance artist, model, and gamer, Kay Bear is a personality new to the cosplay world! Starting her cosplay journey May of 2015, Kay Bear has created over 25 costumes in this short time, quickly gained a large online following and traveled to numerous conventions around the U.S displaying her craft and interacting with fans. From makeup, sewing, prop fabrication, prosthetics, to painting, Kay Bear proves she can tackle it all. Well known for her attention to detail and extreme accuracy, she has also been an avid spokesperson by using her platform to speak out about equality issues within the cosplay and gaming community. She strives to prove that you can do something you love, regardless of skin color, gender, body shape, age or etc.
Kelly Digges is a Magic designer and developer for Wizards of the Coast, who later became a creative designer on the story team in Magic R&D. Digges used to be a writer for StarCityGames and an editor for the Pro Tour coverage team. He started coverage editing as a contractor in July 2006 and became a full-time editor in November 2006. Digges replaced Ted Knutson as editor for magicthegathering.com. While serving as the editor-in-chief for the website, he dipped his toe into Magic R&D and in 2011 he shifted over to full-time R&D (half editing, half playtesting). In 2014, he switched roles again and became a member of the Creative team.
Lucie Pohl is a German-American TV & Film actor, comedian, writer and the voice of Mercy from Blizzard Entertainment's OVERWATCH. Lucie can be seen as the biggest female guest lead on the new season of the cult UK TV show RED DWARF XI, as well as appearances in Showtime's HOMELAND, Warner Bros. FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM, David Chase's NOT FADE AWAY and over 30 other US + international Film + TV productions. Lucie has written three solo comedy shows which have toured in the US and internationally to sold out houses, received 5 star reviews and been nominated for the NY Innovative Theater Award. Her show Lucie Pohl: Hi, Hitler will have its OFF Broadway debut in New York at the Cherry Lane Theater in July. Check Lucie out online on instagram, Twitter and her website http://www.luciepohl.com/ Lucie will have a fee for autographs.
Your friendly neighborhood artist, Marcus is an American Illustrator and currently the creator and artist behind comic projects Tuskegee Heirs and Super Natural. Stationed in Atlanta, Ga, he spends most of his time toiling away late nights on everything from illustrating children’s books, comic art, to random character commissions and more. A proud father of two, he somehow manages to steal enough time to create loads of artwork and check homework. Follow him on his Website.
Marisha Ray (Actor, Host, Writer, Producer) has often been described as a geek girl, game enthusiast, uber-nerd and pretty much any other variant. The Creative Director of Geek & Sundry, you can see and hear her work on such shows as Critical Role (Keyleth), Batgirl: Spoiled (Batgirl/ Stephanie Brown), Super Power Beat Down (Host), School of Thrones (Mellisandre), Proxy: A Slenderman Story (Jess), Walk of Shame (Not a Working Girl). You can hear her voice in Persona Q and Persona Arena Ultimax (Margaret), WarMachine Tactics (Haley, Deneghra, Feora, various) and Akihabra's Trip (various). *This guest will be providing the first autograph free during MomoCon.
Matthew Mercer is a Los Angeles-based actor/voice actor known primarily for his roles in animation and video games. His extensive training in theater, improv, and being a life-long hardcore gamer helped prepare him for such projects and characters as McCree in Overwatch, Cor Leonis in Final Fantasy XV, Leon Kennedy in Resident Evil 6 and Resident Evil: Damnation, Captain Levi in Attack on Titan, Trafalgar Law in One Piece, Leorio in Hunter x Hunter, Aloth & Edérin Pillars of Eternity, Gangplank in League of Legends, Trey in Final Fantasy Type-0, Abe the Trapper in Evolve, Tim Drake/Robin in Batman: Arkham Knight, Trafalgar Law in One Piece, Kanji Tatsumi in Persona 4 Arena Ultimax & Persona Q, Prince Demande in Sailor Moon, Jotaro Kujo in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders, Aikuro Mikisugi in Kill la Kill, Kiritsugu Emiya in Fate/Zero, Human Male Guardian in Destiny, Anarky in Batman: Arkham Origins, Alvin in Tales of Xillia & Tales of Xillia 2, and Chrom in Fire Emblem: Awakening & Super Smash Bros. Matthew is the Dungeon Master for the hit Twitch show Critical Role on Geek & Sundry, where he runs a group of other accomplished voice actors through a campaign of Dungeons & Dragons LIVE every week at 7pm PST. *This guest will be providing the first autograph free during MomoCon.
Maurice LaMarche began as a voice over artist cast as Chief Quimby in "Inspector Gadget", and Egon Spengler in "The Real Ghostbusters", both for DIC Entertainment. The voiceover work has kept coming ever since; Maurice has performed on over one hundred and fifty animated series, and has been Emmy-nominated five times for his voice talents. In 1998 he played "The Brain" in "Steven Spielberg Presents Pinky & The Brain". Then, in 2011, he finally won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance in "Futurama", where he played a dozen regular (and about sixty recurring) characters, including "Morbo The Newscaster", "Calculon", "The Donbot", "Clamps", "Hedonismbot", and Zapp Brannigan’s long-suffering sidekick, "Kif Kroker". He is also well-known as “Big Bob Pataki” in “Hey Arnold”, “Mr. Freeze” in the Arkham video games, “Mr. Big” in “Zootopia”, “Abradolph Lincler” and many others on “Rick & Morty”, numerous guest voices on “The Simpsons”, and as “Alec Baldwin” in Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s “Team America: World Police”. *Autographs $25, photos at the table $15
McKenzie Atwood is a Georgia Tech student who has built an online following of thousands from her multimedia work in fandoms like Steven Universe. Her YouTube channel MKatwood is the origin of hilarious and beloved memes such as the Pearl’s Secret Rap Career series. In 2016 she started pursuing voice acting, and is now the voice of Pi Lab's Edwin the Duck. She also is an intern with CN Games in Atlanta where she worked on games like Steven Universe: Soundtrack Attack and Teeny Titans, and she works with the CN Social Media department as well. You can find her on YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, and her official website, http://mkatwood.com.
Michael Chu is the senior designer for lore and story in Overwatch, and the game's lead writer. He is responsible for writing the majority of in-game dialogue, and has worked on the production of the game's animated shorts. He has also written for Blizzard's Diablo and Warcraft universes
Michael Yichao is a writer and creative liaison for Magic the Gathering. He writes for Magic Story and has worked on the design team for several things he's super excited to talk about - sometime in 2018. When not writing for Magic, Yichao can be found writing plays, performing improv, and petting his puppy, Nyx.
Michaela Dietz is a Korean-American performer and voice over actress whose credits include: Steven Universe (Amethyst), Barney & Friends (Riff), and Grand Theft Auto V. We are happy to welcome her to her first MomoCon in 2017! *Autographs will have a fee, please refer to signs in the Autograph area for more information.
Creepy Pasta is the new Urban Legend. Horror stories and experiences from around the internet are crawling out of the wood work and coming to your ears from one specific voice. MrCreepyPasta, horror story teller of YouTube, is a well known voice for such famous horror characters such as Jeff the Killer, Smile.Dog and Eyeless Jack. He started 4 year ago and over that time the Creepy Pasta narrators have grown exponentially over the years to becoming a staple in the YouTube community and in the horror genre.
After graduating college, Naoshi Mizuta went to work for Capcom in 1995 as a composer. He began his career scoring the Street Fighter series where he was part of the sound team for Street Fighter Alpha in 1995. Working with Square, his first assignment was to score Parasite Eve II, then went on to be the main composer for Final Fantasy XI, with assistance from Nobuo Uematsu and Kumi Tanioka. Mizuta remained with the Final Fantasy XI project for over ten years, serving as the sole composer for the game's five expansions, and considers it his life's work. Mizuta has also worked on several other projects for Square Enix, including Blood of Bahamut and Guardian Cross. He has also worked on many other games in the Final Fantasy series, including Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light, Final Fantasy XIII-2, Final Fantasy XIV, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.
Overworld Designs is the ongoing art project of local Atlanta artist and educator Michelle Sleeper to bring video games, comics, and movies to life through detailed cosplays and easy to understand tutorials. Since 2011, Overworld Designs has built incredible art and shared the process from beginning to end. You can follow OverworldDesigns on Facebook.
PixelBash Props is a one-man prop studio run by Adam Greene, an Atlanta-based maker who's been in the cosplay scene since 2007. Over the past ten years he has learned a variety of skills - from sewing to blacksmithing to 3D modeling and CNC fabrication - which he has used to produce props and armor pieces for over a dozen television series and feature films. Social Media: facebook.com/PixelBashProps/ instagram: @PixelBashProps twitch.tv/pixelbashprops/ (Photo via wingedmammal.com)
Rachel Doda is an anime enthusiast, high-five expert, and painter based in Austin, TX. Currently, she’s working on RWBY Vol. 4. story/layout artist at Rooster Teeth (she’s worked previously on RWBY Vol. 3 and Red Vs. Blue: Season 14). She also interned at Frederator Studios for their books department in 2014. Prior to working in the industry, she studied animation at Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, FL. Her first anime crush was Gene Starwind from Outlaw Star.
Raio Mitsuno is a Global Brand Manager for Square Enix, and will be participating in the FINAL FANTASY XV: Facing Traditions presentation at MomoCon.
Mark Zoran, the man behind Razorfly Studios, has been building props and costumes for well over a decade and has earned himself accolades, honors and awards for his work on numerous projects. Razorfly Studios has spent the last few years working closely with production studios creating custom products and solutions for the Film and TV industry. Most notable projects are the Razorfly Replicas of the DeLorean Time Machine, Bumblebee, Barricade, The Bluesmobile, The Black Beauty, and the Jurassic Jeep #18. https://www.facebook.com/RazorflyStudios/
Rob has voiced beloved characters in several iconic animated series: Yakko Warner in Animaniacs and Carl Wheezer in Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius, but may be best known to animation fans the world over as the voice of the boisterous and energetic laboratory mouse Pinky in two hit series Steven Spielberg Presents Pinky and The Brain and Pinky, Elmyra, and The Brain for Warner Brothers. *Autographs $25, photos at the table $15
Robot Underdog is an online video crew and a small group of friends who get together on the weekends to make awesome things. They are currently creating a live action Dragon Ball Z web series based on The History of Trunks. See their latest videos at http://www.robotunderdog.com/
S3RL has been making music since 2000, starting off making music on the PS1 with “Music 2000” looking up to the likes of Blumchen & Alice Deejay. S3RL’s hard work and dedication would eventually persist when in 2005 Kevin Energy came for a tour down under, S3RL sent him a demo CD and was quickly signed up to New Energy Collective thanks to his track “Transformers”, the first DJ from Queensland to get signed to a major international hardcore label. Even breaking into the top 10 of the commercial charts, a feat that was practically unheard of in the happy hardcore genre, was something S3RL accomplished with his track "Genre Police". S3RL’s growth in recent years has not only just been from the rave scene but from many fans of anime, gaming and pop culture with S3RL writing many tracks about, video games, cosplaying and more.
Samantha Inoue-Harte is an established and varied Entertainment Industry veteran. Samantha is currently acting in the live action adaptation of Battle Angel Alita directed by Robert Rodriguez and producing an animated feature, Tailchaser, an animated Fantasy feline adventure. Samantha is a Producer and Partner at Animetropolis, a boutique transmedia studio that develops and produces compelling cross-cultural creative content with partnering Japanese Anime studios. Samantha is also an accomplished 16 year veteran as a voice actress in over 40 Japanese anime and Video game titles. Samantha’s resume includes non Anime specific work as well. She has been an animator on Kevin Smith’s Clerks: The Lost Episode, Disney’s Lilo & Stitch 2: the Origins of Stitch, Disney’s Villains’ Revenge, Lonestar’s “Mr. Mom” music video, and many more.
Shelby Rabara is an actress and voice over artist from Orange County, CA. She is the voice of Peridot on Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe and can be seen playing Heidi on her new show, “Me and My Grandma” alongside Rhea Perlman and Eva Gutowski which debuts in February 2017 on YouTube Red. Shelby can also be seen on Amazon’s GOLIATH, MTV’s Awkward, The Mindy Project, and 2 Broke Girls. *Autographs will have a fee, please refer to signs in the Autograph area for more information. *Autographs $25, photos at the table and autograph $30 together
Space Lion Cosplay is a Tennessee based cosplayer and lifelong nerd. Felicia began attending cons in 2004 and made her first costume in 2010 after being amazed by the creativity and craftsmanship being showcased. From the moment she received her first sewing machine she worked hard to improve, expanding her skillset to include wig styling, make-up application, patterning, garment construction, leatherworking, armor fabrication and more. Whether it’s through costume clubs she’s a member of or during panels or even online, Felicia looks forward to sharing her knowledge and experience with others. She looks forward to learning new skills and supporting the talent of fellow cosplayers. https://www.facebook.com/spacelioncostuming/
Starting out as just a regular fan of the Sonic the Hedgehog series, Matt Mannheimer became the owner of Tails' Channel on YouTube, now with over 95,000 subscribers! On his channel, he's "BRINGING YOU!" the latest Sonic the Hedgehog news and updates. During the Summer of 2016, his childhood dream came true, and he got a job at SEGA of America as a Social Media Intern. He's worked on the official Sonic the Hedgehog Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, and more! Now back to being a fan, he’s the Public Relations guy for the popular Sonic the Hedgehog fan game, Big’s Big Fishing Adventure 3! Matt enjoys memes, macaroni & cheese, and sleep.
Takatsugu Nakazawa, Senior Game Designer, has worked on battle systems design, planning and support for Final Fantasies VII, VIII, X, X-2, XIII, and most recently Final Fantasy XV.
Taliesin Jaffe started his career as a child actor appearing in films such as Mr. Mom, 2010 and Explorers, and television shows such as She's the Sheriff, Amazing Stories and The Facts of Life. After a brief adventure living in Japan, he went on to work as an ADR director and script adaptor for animation and video games, and has been involved with the production of shows such as Hellsing, ROD the TV, NieA_7, BECK, Hellgirl, Romeo X Juliet, 3x3 Eyes, The End of Evangelion, Texhnolyze, Haibane Renmei, and Monster. He has also directed the English voice over for many games including the Street Fighter IV series, Sengoku Basara, Street Fighter X Tekken and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. Taliesin has also worked as a voice actor, lending is voice to characters such as Blanka and Adon (Street Fighter IV), Darion Mograine, Admiral Ripsnarl and the Devourer of Souls (World of Warcraft), Edge (Final Fantasy IV), The Flash (Mortal Kombat vs. DC), Takeya (DearS), Joe (Speed Grapher), Junkers (Monster), Hatomura (Paranoia Agent) to name just a few. Taliesin has won numerous awards for his efforts, and has recently directed the dub for Hellsing Ultimate 5-8 and is playing Dyst in Fairy Tail: the Movie and Kagura in Aquarion Evol. You can see him Thursdays on Geek & Sundry’s Critical Role as Percy. *This guest will be providing the first autograph free during MomoCon.
Chris is a master cutter/draper, tailor, and textile expert working in the Atlanta TV and film industry, and one of the few true cutter/fitters in the area. His credits include: The Walking Dead, Sleepy Hollow, The Originals, Constantine, and several others. He has a background of more than 15 years of experience in theaters across the eastern seaboard, including a Broadway run on the 2009 revival of Finian's Rainbow. Chris specializes in period costume and menswear, and is among the top period costume specialists in the area. You can check out his work on his Facebook page.
The Runaway Guys are a collaborative group of Let's Players on YouTube, comprising ProtonJon, NintendoCapriSun, and Chuggaaconroy, featuring videos and collaborations around many games, including many Nintendo titles. *These guests will be providing the first autograph free during MomoCon.
Tini Howard started out in comics as a winner of the 2013 Top Cow Talent Hunt, which is a pretty cool way to break in. Her debut comic publication - Magdalena: Seventh Sacrament, was released by Image/Top Cow in December of 2014. Now, she's known for her work on "Power Rangers: Pink" for BOOM! Studios, "Barbie: Starlight", and the upcoming "Magdalena" series from Image/Top Cow. She is also a contributor to Dark Horse's breakout anthology, "The Secret Loves of Geek Girls," featuring the voices of legendary women such as Margaret Atwood. Her creator owned work includes October 2016's "The Skeptics" from Black Mask Studios.
Volpin Props is the moniker of self-taught builder Harrison Krix, a former graphic designer now making his living off building replicas from videogames and science fiction. Most of the time he's in his workshop, covered in paint or resin with a healthy layer of gunk built up under his fingernails. Over the past six years he has worked with game studios such as Insomniac, VALVE, Bethesda, Bioware, EA, Games Workshop, Riot Games and Curse Gaming. If you'd like to follow along with his projects, check out his facebook page (facebook.com/volpinprops) or his project blogs via at www.volpinprops.com
Whimsical Capt'n J, head of the Everyman Armory, is a spastic force of cosplay nature absorbed equally in building as much as becoming the characters he embodies. His passion for cosplay developed from a need to express himself creatively, combined with a passion for building and assembling found objects, and proceeded to evolve into a business over the last five years. Self trained in foamsmithing, sewing, vacu-forming, molding, 3d printing and more; Capt'n J is always looking for a new skill to add to his building repertoire. Whimsical Capt'n J seeks to be a resource to upcoming builders and encourages all open minds with questions to ask away!
It’s a New Day, yes it is! And, without a doubt, Xavier Woods is a huge part of it. A dynamic WWE Superstar with plenty of brains — he's currently earning his Ph.D. in educational psychology in addition to his two bachelor's degrees in psychology and philosophy and a master's in psychology — Woods is far more intelligent than his off-key trombone bleating may let on. He's damn good in the ring, too, snatching multiple WWE Tag Team Championships with The New Day! The New Day proved their place in sports-entertainment history by setting the record for the longest Tag Team Championship reign in WWE history. In addition to working with WWE, Austin Creed (akaXavier Woods) hosts the Up Up Down Down YouTube gaming show, featuring lets plays of all types of games with other personalities and special guests.
Zach Callison is known voicing the titular character of Steven Universe. He is also noted for his roles in Disney shows including Prince James from Sofia the First, Billy from I'm in the Band and additional voices from Kinect Disneyland Adventures. He is also noted for King Tut in Mr. Peabody & Sherman, Young Jiro in The Wind Rises, and Billy Batson in the direct-to-video movies Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam and Justice League: War. *Autographs $30, photos at the table $20 (or both for $40)