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Keep checking back here! Guest announcments will be made periodicly right up until the week of the convention!
Robin Lord Taylor
Robin Lord Taylor is an American film & television actor and director, known for Accepted, Another Earth andWould You Rather. He stars in the television drama series Gotham as Oswald Cobblepot, The Penguin.
Taylor has appeared in several acclaimed television series, such as The Walking Dead, Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, The Good Wife and Person of Interest. He had a recurring role as "Darrell, the Late Show page with the fake British accent" on Late Show with David Letterman. He played Abernathy Darwin Dunlap in Accepted. He appeared in such independent films as Would You Rather, Cold Comes the Night, and Another Earth; the last of which won the Alfred P. Sloan Prize at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.
Taylor's performance as Cobblepot has been described by Esquire as a "standout performance of the first episode…disarming and multilayered", by The Wall Street Journal as "a passionate performance ... [who] "steals the show", and as "spectacularly cast as the Penguin".
Robin will only be appearing on Saturday starting at Noon and all day Sunday!
Jason Mewes is most widely known as the never-silent half of the cult heroes Jay and Silent Bob, first appearing in 1994’s Clerks and moving on with the ever-growing popularity of Kevin Smith’s subsequent films Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Clerks II, and the upcoming Mallbrats and Clerks III. He also has a small role in the second film in Smith’s True North trilogy, Yoga Hosers.
In addition to his ongoing role as the hilariously inappropriate ying to Silent Bob’s yang , the Jersey native has also appeared in a variety of indie films, television roles and video game voiceovers. To name only a few, Jason has appeared in the films Pauly Shore is Dead, National Lampoon’s TV: The Movie, Gone Baby Gone, Bitten, Breath of Hate, Silent But Deadly, Noobz, Devil’s Tower, The Last House, The Night Crew, Deet N’ Bax Save Th’ World, and Book of Fire. He has also worked on several television series, most notably Vigilante Diaries and Todd and the Book of Pure Evil. Jason has also performed several voiceover roles such as Jay and Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie, the animated seriesClerks, and a brief role in the videogame Scarface. Jason can be seen in the upcoming series What Would Trejo Do with Danny Trejo. He will also appear in Shooting Clerks, Run For Roxanne, and Halloweed.
The ongoing podcast with Kevin Smith, Jay and Silent Bob Get Old, was established in February of 2007 and has continued to rise in popularity.
@ThatKevinSmith is the fat guy who got thrown off the plane. He also made Clerks once.
Kevin will be appearing with Jason Mewes on Friday night, March 10th in a live recording of the podcast "Jay & Silent Bob Get Old"
The hilarious duo Jay & Silent Bob are back. Film icons Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes made
history and fans all over the world with the characters Jay & Silent Bob from the movies Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and Clerks 2. Now you can see them live at The Lexington Comic & Toy Convention recording their comedy podcast Jay & Silent Bob Get Old.
Ranked #1 on iTunes Comedy podcasts, this is a sometimes touching, always hilarious, look
at what happens when two people grow up in Hollywood’s gaze. These limited engagements will be recorded as the stories evolve live in front of the audience, and released for free on
This is what fans everywhere have been waiting for - an opportunity to see their heroes on stage doing what they love, telling stories.
The podcast is a seperate ticketed event from the main convention and Kevin will not appear on the convention floor.
Six Million Dollar Man!
Lee Majors is an American film, television and voice actor. Majors is best known for portraying the roles of Heath Barkley in the American television Western series The Big Valley (1965–1969), Colonel Steve Austin in the American television science fiction action series The Six Million Dollar Man (1973–1978), and Colt Seavers in American television action series The Fall Guy (1981–1986).
In the television series The Six Million Dollar Man, Steve Austin takes on special high-risk government missions using his superhuman bionic powers. The television character Steve Austin became a pop culture icon of the 1970s.
Majors' reprised the role of Colonel Steve Austin in several bionic reunion television movies in the late 1980s and 1990s. He appeared in a number of supporting, recurring and cameo roles in feature films and television series, and lent his voice to a number of animated TV series and video games.
In his early life, he participated in track and football at Middlesboro High School in Middlesboro, Kentucky. He graduated in 1957, and earned a scholarship to Indiana University, where he again competed in sports. Majors transferred to Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky, in 1959. He played in his first game the following year, but suffered a severe back injury which left him paralyzed for two weeks, and ended his college football career. Following his injury, he turned his attention to acting and performed in plays at the Pioneer Playhouse in Danville, Kentucky. Majors graduated from Eastern Kentucky in 1962 with a degree in History and Physical Education.
We are proud to bring him back to Kentucky for all 3 days of the convention this year!
Merle Dixon / Yondu
Michael Rooker is an American actor best known for his turn as the blue-skinned alien Yondu Udonta in 2014’s top grossing film Guardians of the Galaxy, a role he will reprise in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. He is also well known as the character fans loved to hate on AMC’s worldwide hit television show The Walking Dead, Merle Dixon. Rooker is a part of Kevin Smith’s View Askew universe, appearing in the cult hit Mallrats and reprising his role as Mr. Svenning for the upcoming sequel, Mallbrats.
Rooker has thrilled fans for decades with complex portrayals of characters audiences can’t help but cheer on despite their dark personas. He made his film debut in 1986 playing the title role in Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, a film based on the confessions of serial killer Henry Lee Lucas. He has since appeared in numerous films including Mississippi Burning, Sea of Love, Days of Thunder, JFK, Cliffhanger, Tombstone, Rosewood, The 6th Day, Jumper, and Bolden!. Rooker also has a prolific relationship with writer/director James Gunn, appearing in the Gunn-helmed productions Slither, Super, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, and the upcoming film The Belko Experiment which Gunn wrote and produced.
He has guest starred on several TV shows including Stargate SG-1, CSI: Miami, Las Vegas, JAG, Numb3rs, Law & Order, Chuck, Criminal Minds, Psych, Burn Notice, and Archer. He added his voice talents to Activision’s video game The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct. Rooker’s voiceover work in video games includes Mike Harper, the lead character in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, and the villain Vikke inLollipop Chainsaw.
Rooker, who has eight brothers and sisters, was born in Jasper, Alabama and studied at the Goodman School of Drama in Chicago, where he moved with his mother and siblings at the age of thirteen, after his parents divorced.
Jewel Staite starred as ‘Raquel’ in the CW series “The L.A. Complex”, which premiered in the Spring of 2012. Prior to that, she was seen starring in the Hallmark Channel telefilm “Call Me Mrs. Miracle” opposite Doris Roberts. This premiere was the highest rated Hallmark Channel telecast of the year. Prior to that, Jewel was seen as ‘Dr. Keller’ in the SyFy Channel hit series “Stargate:Atlantis”. Her stellar work has earned her rave reviews, as well as recognition from The Gemini Awards (Canada’s prestigious equivalent of our Emmy) with a nomination for ‘Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role’ in 2008. This was followed up with a nomination from the Leo Awards in 2009 for ‘Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series’.
Jewel made her 2005 feature film debut in Universal Pictures “Serenity”, Joss Whedon’s adaptation of the FOX science fiction television series “Firefly,”of which Jewel was a series regular. Jewel played the ship’s mechanic ‘Kaylee’, a sweet, happy and sensual farm girl who loves life and is a genius at fixing anything.
Additionally, Jewel has several TV series under her belt including Fox Family’s “Higher Ground” with Hayden Christensen, a recurring role on the highly praised FOX series “Wonderfalls,” NBC’s “Just Deal” and Nickelodeon’s “Space Cases.” Her MOW credits are just as impressive, with starring roles opposite James Brolin and Natasha Henstridge in Lifetime’s “Widow on the Hill”, Showtime’s “Damaged Care” opposite Laura Dern, as well as SyFy’s “Mothman” and “Doomsday Prophecy.” Some guest appearances include the CW’s “Supernatural”, her memorable role in the Showtime pilot “Huff “ with Hank Azaria and Oliver Platt, Syfy’s “Warehouse 13”, as well as Showtime’s “Dead Like Me” opposite Ellen Muth and Rebecca Gayheart, and FOX’s “The X-Files” opposite David Duchovny.
SOA - Juice / Luke Cage - Shades
Theo Rossi is an actor, producer and philanthropist who currently stars as ‘Shades’ on the Marvel series “Luke Cage” for Netflix. Rossi formerly played the fan favorite ‘Juan Carlos “Juice” Ortiz’ on the critically acclaimed television series “Sons of Anarchy” on FX.
Rossi formed the New York-based production company, Dos Dudes Pictures, which released its first award-winning and critically acclaimed feature film, Bad Hurt, in theaters throughout the United States in 2016. Rossi starred-in and produced, Bad Hurt, which premiered at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival where it was among a Top 10 Audience Favorite. Bad Hurt was also awarded “Best Narrative Feature” by the Sunscreen Film Festival.
When Rossi is not working, he spends his time giving back. He founded GoGetItLIFE.com in late 2014. The brand encourages a healthy, positive lifestyle through its active online blog community and social media engagement. Go Get It LIFE also sells a line of signature apparel in which a portion of the proceeds are donated to charity, and hosts several 5K Races throughout New York City annually. http://GoGetItLIFE.com
In 2014, Rossi was featured in a Humane Society campaign focusing on education and support programs for the more than 300 million street dogs worldwide. He continues to work with the Humane Society on numerous issues and causes.
Rossi most recently starred in the Screen Gems film, “When The Bough Breaks,” and can now be seen in Marvel’s "Luke Cage" as ‘Shades’ streaming on Netflix. His next project, the untitled “Lowriders” pic from Universal and Blumhouse opposite Demian Bichir is set to release May of 2017.
Theo will be at the con on Saturday and Sunday ONLY!
The Nature Boy
Ric Flair, also known as Nature Boy, is a professional wrestling manager and retired professional wrestler signed to WWE under its Legends program.
Considered by many to be the greatest professional wrestler of all time, he has cultivated a legacy over a career that spans 40 years. Flair is noted for his tenures with the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), World Championship Wrestling (WCW), the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, later WWE), and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA). Since the mid-1970s, he has used the moniker the “Nature Boy”.
Ric Flair is officially recognized by WWE and Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) as a 16-time world champion (eight-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion, six-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion, and two-time WWF Champion), although the actual number of his world championship reigns varies by source, ranging from 16 to 25. As of December 2016, Flair is the fastest to come off debut and win WWE’s World Championship. A major pay-per-view attraction throughout his career, Flair main-evented the premier annual NWA/WCW event, Starrcade, on ten occasions; he also co-headlined its WWF counterpart, WrestleMania, in 1992. PWI awarded Flair their Wrestler of the Year award a record six times, while Wrestling Observer Newsletter named Ric Flair as the Wrestler of the Year (an award named after him and Lou Thesz) on a record of nine occasions. The only two-time WWE Hall of Fame inductee in history, first inducted in 2008 for his individual career and for a second time in 2012 as a member of The Four Horsemen, Ric Flair is also an NWA Hall of Famer.
Flair has won a total of 31 different major championships between the NWA, WCW, and WWF/WWE, with numerous regional titles also to his credit.
Ric will be appearing on SUNDAY ONLY this year!
John Wesley Shipp
Emmy Award Winning Actor John Wesley Shipp is the face of The Flash! An accomplished actor, John's list of credits include starring in The Flash TV series (as Barry Allen / The Flash), Dawson's Creek (as Dawson's dad, Mitch Leery), The Neverending Story II: The Next Chapter, Guiding Light, As The World Turns, Santa Barbara, One Life To Live, All My Children, Sisters, Road Rage, Fantasy Island, Human Target and more! John is also a director, whose credits include: Whittaker Bay and Palmetto Pointe.
Lately, he can be seen on the CW's Flash as Barry Allen's Father, Henry Allen.
In 1978, he was starring in the television comedy Series Agony (1979), which was co-written by an American called Len Richmond. It was during this series that Jeremy was asked to play a small part in Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980). The part, of course, was Boba Fett - proving the old theatrical saying that "there is no such thing as a small part"! Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) soon followed and Jeremy was invited to reprise the role of Boba.
Since the re-release of Star Wars in 1997, the interest in the character of Boba Fett has meant that Jeremy has been invited to many sci-fi conventions and events all around the world.
Jeremy has three grown-up sons, and lives in London with his wife Maureen, and lucky black cat 'Percy'.
Teen Wolf / TWD
Walking Dead fans will recognize Seth Gilliam for his memorable role as ‘Father Gabriel Stokes’ – one of the current Alexandria-based survivors. Others may recognize him as ‘Dr. Alan Deaton’ on MTV’s hit series “Teen Wolf”, or ‘Sgt. Ellis Carver’ on “The Wire”. Seth has also appeared in such TV series as “The Good Wife”, “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”, “Law & Order: Trial by Jury”, and “Oz” (as ‘Clayton Hughes’). In cinema – genre fans will remember Seth for his role as ‘Sugar Watkins’ in the 1997 cult classic “Starship Troopers”. He can also be seen in such films as “Courage Under Fire”, “Did You Hear About the Morgan’s?”, “Tar”, and “Personal Velocity: Three Portraits”.
Beverly Crusher - TNG
Cheryl Gates McFadden usually credited as Gates McFadden, is an American actress and choreographer. She is best known for portraying the character of Dr. Beverly Crusher in the Star Trek: The Next Generation (TNG) television series and subsequent films.
In 1987, McFadden was cast as Dr. Beverly Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation. The Crusher character was slated to be Captain Jean-Luc Picard's love interest, and this aspect of the character is what attracted McFadden to the role.
Highlights for her character included The High Ground, where Dr. Crusher is kidnapped by terrorists; Remember Me, in which she becomes trapped in an alternate reality where her loved ones start to disappear; The Host, which features a romance between the Doctor and a man with a big secret; 'suspicions, in which Dr. Crusher risking her career to solve the murder of a scientist; 'sub Rosa, where Dr. Crusher becomes the next victim of her grandmother's seductive ghost; and Attached, where Picard and Crusher become telepathically linked as prisoners and learn their true feeling for one another. McFadden reprised her role for all four TNG movies and also provided her voice for PC games Star Trek: A Final Unity and Star Trek Generations. McFadden also directed the TNG episode Genesis and choreographed the dance routine in Data's Day.
Tron / Babylon 5
In 1982, Boxleitner was cast as the title role in Disney's cult film TRON which garnered him science fiction fans worldwide. However, it was in Boxleitner's four-year run for CBS's 'Scarecrow and Mrs. King', starring opposite Kate Jackson, which endeared him to fans everywhere and made him a household name. In 1994, Boxleitner joined the cast of the popular TV series Babylon 5 as John Sheridan, President of the Interstellar Alliance, a war hero-turned-diplomat at the helm of Earth Alliance Space Station in the year 2259. The show aired for five seasons.
Boxleitner most recently starred with Jeff Bridges in TRON: Legacy, the popular motion picture sequel to TRON. The cast includes Garrett Hedlund and Olivia Wilde. In addition, Boxleitner reprised his role in TRON: Uprising on Disney's XD TV network, his first animated TV series. The multi-talented cast includes Elijah Wood, Mandy Moore, Lance Henriksen, and Paul Reubens. The original TRON recently celebrated its 30th anniversary.
Zach Callison is an American actor and voice actor. He is known 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 being the voice of Steven from Steven Universe, King Tut in Mr. Peabody & Sherman, Young Jiro in The Wind Rises, Billy Batson in the direct-to-video movies Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam and Justice League: War
Sean Schemmel gets paid to stand in a sound proof padded room and make wacky voices all day with good reason. He’s good at it. Ever since he was discovered doing so at an undisclosed mental institution (read Marionette Theatre) Sean has been gainfully employed as a voice actor for some of the most popular titles in animation history. He is best known as the voices of Goku, King Kai and Nail in the internationally acclaimed anime series, Dragonball Z Dragonball Z Kai, and Dragonball GT. More recently, he can be heard as Batman/Bruce Wayne in Gameloft’s The Dark Knight Rises for iPad/Android, Bronk in Yu-Gi-Oh Zexal, Amidamaru, and Rio in Shaman King, Constable Biggles, Sh’Okanabo, Master Kahn (and many others) in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Onsokumaru in Ninja Nonsense, about 12 different thumbs in Thumb Wrestling Federation and Gonard in Kappa Mikey. Sean can also be heard as Paradox in the feature film, Yu-Gi-Oh 5d’s Bonds Beyond Time and as Grings Kodai in (Pokemon) Zoroark: Master of Illusions, as well as many other voices throughout the Pokemon series.
In the realm of audiobooks, Sean won a 2010 Earphones Award for his work in The Big Splash by Jack D. Ferraiolo and has been nominated for a 2011 Audie Award in the category of humor for his work in Shit My Dad Says, by Justin Halpern, and 2013 he won the Audie in that same category for the sequel, I Suck At Girls, by the same author.
Sean has also adapted for English and directed the following anime series: Space Pirate Mito, Sadamitsu: The Destroyer, Midori Days, and Ah! My Goddess. Sean currently resides in Los Angeles, and in his spare time enjoys playing the French Horn, writing parodies, playing guitar and bass and the impossible task of ever beating his girlfriend at Mario Kart.
With literally hundreds of V/O credits to his name, Steve Blum is best known as the voice of “Spike Spiegel” from Cowboy Bebop, “Wolverine” from several incarnations of X-Men (animated movies, games, the Wolverine and the X-Men TV Series, The Super Hero Squad Show, X-Men Anime and more), “Orochimaru,” “Zabuza,” and others from Naruto, “Green Goblin” from the Spectacular Spiderman series, “Heatblast,” “Vilgax” and “Ghostfreak” from Ben 10, “Grayson Hunt” (Bulletstorm) “Grunt” (Mass Effect 2 and 3),”Zoltan Kulle” from Diablo 3, “Abathur” from Starcraft 2:Heart of the Swarm, “Tank Dempsey” (Call of Duty), “Killer Croc” from Arkham Asylum, “Oghren” (DragonAge),“Vincent Valentine” (Final Fantasy VII), “Leeron” (Guren Lagann), “Jamie” from Megas XLR, “Storm Troopers” and many others in most of the Star Wars games, “Boogoo,”“Sparky” and others from Disney’s Anime – Stitch, The voice of 7-11, dozens of Digimon and a gigantic list of other characters from Anime, Video Games, TV and Film. In 2012, Steve was inducted into the Guinness Book of World records as Most Prolific Voice Actor in Video Games – appearing in almost 300 games (WAY more now!)!
You can catch him on the super-charged CGI series Transformers: Prime, playing the sometimes delusional but always deadly Decepticon “Starscream” and as “Heatwave” on the action-packed, kid-friendly, Transformers: Rescue Bots! And most recently guest starring as “Devil Dinosaur” and “Sauron”on HULK: Agents of SMASH, several characters on Ultimate Spider Man, Ben 10: Omniverse, the Regular Show, Tenkai Knights, and as the terrifying anti-bender “Amon” on the hit series Avatar: The Legend of Korra!
Look for him as “Zeb Orrelios” in the incredible series Star Wars: Rebels on Disney XD http://disneyxd.disney.com/star-wars-rebels
Diamond Dallas Page
Dallas Page, better known by his ring name Diamond Dallas Page (DDP), is an American semi-retired professional wrestler, fitness instructor, motivational speaker and actor. In the course of his wrestling career, which spanned two decades, Page has wrestled for mainstream wrestling promotions World Championship Wrestling, the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE),and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA).
Dallas first broke into the wrestling business in 1988, as a manager in the American Wrestling Association, where he worked for nine months before signing with WCW in 1991. Over a decade in WCW, Page became a three-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion, two-time WCW United States Heavyweight Champion, four-time WCW World Tag Team Champion and one-time WCW World Television Champion. He is the fourth WCW Triple Crown Champion, and the only United States Heavyweight Champion to defend the title in a pay-per-view main event, defeating Bret Hart at World War 3 1998.
Guardians of the Galaxy
Actor and writer Sean Gunn is best known for his role on Gilmore Girls as the quirky Kirk Gleason. Sean’s first film was in Troma Films’ Tromeo and Juliet where he played Sammy Capulet. He’s worked alongside his brother, writer and director James Gunn, on The Specials, Super, the video game Lollipop Chainsaw, and he provided motion capture for numerous roles as well as portraying Kraglin in the Marvel Universe film Guardians of the Galaxy. Sean will reprise his role as Kraglin for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
Sean’s gone on to have roles on shows such as Any Day Now, Brutally Normal, Angel, Inside Schwartz, DAG, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Going to California, Yes, Dear, Andy Richter Controls the Universe, October Road, Glee, Bunheads, and Bones. Sean’s film credits include Stricken, The Auteur Theory, Pearl Harbor, Jesus, Mary and Joey, Pants on Fire, The Giant Mechanical Man, Who the F is Buddy Applebaum, and The Education of Eddie and Mortimer. He will also appear in Po, Absolute Peril, Geezer, and The Belko Experiment.
Austin St John
Original Red Ranger
Austin St. John's first major role in acting was in 1993, when he starred as Jason Lee Scott, the original Red Power Ranger, in Saban Entertainment's Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. At the age of 17, when the series premiered on the Fox Network, he was the youngest member of the original cast, but was also the most experienced at martial arts, which was integrated into his character on the show. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers was an instant success and quickly became one of the highest-rated children's television programs ever.
iZombie - Peyton
Aly Michalka has appeared in the films EASY A, BANDSLAM, SEQUOIA and WEEPAH WAY FOR NOW, among others. Her television credits include iZOMBIE, HELLCATS, and TWO AND A HALF MEN. In addition to singing and songwriting, Ms. Michalka is an accomplished musician, playing guitar and piano. As a member of Aly & AJ, she released two hit albums with Hollywood Records, helping Ms. Michalka and her sister AJ become platinum-selling recording artists. In 2006, Aly & AJ were nominated for their first American Music Award. They have written all of the songs on their two hit records, and their holiday release ACOUSTIC HEARTS OF WINTER was one of the best-selling Christmas albums of 2006. Their hit single, POTENTIAL BREAKUP SONG, was noted in Time Magazine as one of the Top 10 Songs of the Year for 2007 and has been RIAA certified with sales of more than one million downloads. The music video for the single has scored over 60 million views on Youtube.
Ani-Mia has been cosplaying since 2008 but has been a geek since she was sporting her Knight Rider tees at age 3. Her love for video games, comic books and anime are reflected in her wide variety of cosplay costumes, many of which she makes herself. She has had the opportunity to travel to conventions across the globe as an International Cosplayer, judge costume contests, appear in both online and print magazines as well as television appearances, and meet tons of amazing people including those within the industry and fans! She has been involved in numerous panels on cosplay positivity and cosplay construction, which she enjoys sharing her knowledge in. The one thing she really wants to do is help bring the cosplay community together as a whole and has been involved in numerous charity events and panels. She also has a love for providing her knowledge in costume making to new cosplayers.!
Ivy is an International Costumer/Cosplayer, Host, Artist, Gamer, and Figure Model for comic book artist/writer, Frank Cho, based in Los Angeles. . Ivy has been attending conventions for many years, before deciding to take the plunge by showing her fandom through cosplay. Ivy was recently featured as a GUEST JUDGE on several episodes of the Syfy Original Series, "Heroes of Cosplay".
She now uses this newfound passion to create her own costumes and use them to bring to life her favourite characters from gaming and comics as well as creating a positive impact in the cosplay community. She strives to show others in the community that you can do something you love, regardless of gender, skin color, sexual orientation, body shape/size, etc.
Soni Aralynn is a distinguished and award winning cosplayer who has been making her own intricate costumes for over 10 years! Since then, her intense passion has inspired her to make numerous costumes and props. Soni's love for comic books, video games and pop culture is the mega driving force behind her epic work. Each time she begins a cosplay project she dedicates her attention to precision, bringing life to the characters.
Yaya Han discovered cosplay in 1999, when it was still a small, quirky section of the geek fandom.
While Yaya had virtually no knowledge of sewing or crafting at that time, her childhood passion for Art and Japanimation got her hooked on the idea of dressing up as her favorite characters. Armed with a used $40 sewing machine, Yaya threw herself into making
costumes headfirst, and quickly absorbed the heart and soul of costume design and creation.
To this day, Yaya has made over 300 personal costumes in every fandom genre imaginable, as
well as her own original designs. Her longstanding consistency of creating intricate and lavish costumes has made her a Craftsmanship Icon in the cosplay world, and inspired countless people to get into cosplay. Since 2005, Yaya has built a successful business creating unique
costume accessories available online and at conventions, as well as her line of Yaya Han Brand
merchandising. She has been invited to appear as a Guest, Panelist, Judge, Performer and
Host to hundreds of conventions and events all over the world
Allen Ray Sarven (July 18, 1963), is a semi-retired American professional wrestler better known by his ring name of Al Snow. He is best known for his work in Extreme Championship Wrestling and World Wrestling Entertainment. Snow is currently wrestling on the independent circuit, but is also employed to Total Nonstop Action Wrestling as a road agent.
Al is appearing courtesy of Independet Talent Podcast and will be appearing in their booth all weekend!
Comic Book Men
Ming Chen’s road to the Stash all began in 1995, when the college student, video store employee, and Kevin Smith follower developed a fan website based on the movie Clerks. Smith, who appreciated Chen’s work, reached out and asked him to create the Web site for his production company, View Askew Productions. Fifteen years later, not only does Chen continue to work on all of Smith’s online projects, but he has also ventured into several other areas within the Kevin Smith empire, most recently hosting a weekly podcast called I Sell Comics! with Michael Zapcic on Smith’s radio network, S.I.R.!: SModcast Internet Radio. Chen is not only the technical expert for The Stash, but he is also the perfect person to send out to do the jobs no one else wants to do. He takes it all with a smile, and is happy to be a part of the team.
Comic Book Men
Michael Zapcic has an encyclopedic knowledge of every issue of every comic known to man. If you are looking for a rare Marvel back issue, or you want to know in which episode an obscure character first appeared, Mike is your guy. Zapcic began his career at Secret Stash in 2000 and is still in awe that he is able to make a living doing something he is so passionate about. In addition to helping Walt run Secret Stash, Zapcic hosts a weekly podcast called I Sell Comics!, with Ming Chen, on Kevin Smith’s radio network, S.I.R.!: SModcast Internet Radio. Zapcic, who resides in Long Branch, New Jersey, met and married his beautiful wife, Julia, after she noticed him reading a copy of Wizard: The Magazine of Comics. Together they have two boys, Mitch and Daniel.
Comic Book Men
Ever since 1995 when he accepted employment as the View Askew receptionist, Bryan Johnson has worn as many hats as longtime friend Kevin Smith has tossed his way.
Involved in his films since Kevin based the iconic “Randal” character from Clerks on him, Johnson has gone on to appear in Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back as well as lend his voice to the character of “Steve-Dave” in Clerks: The Animated Series.
Johnson also wrote, directed, and starred in the film Vulgar. In 2000, Vulgar premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival where it was picked up for distribution by Lion’s Gate Entertainment. Johnson has penned several comic book series including IDW publishing’s Karney and War of the Undead as well as Dynamite Entertainment’s CryptoZoic Man.
Currently Johnson hosts the popular “Tell ‘Em Steve-Dave” podcast with Walt Flanagan and Brian Quinn of TRUTV’s Impractical Jokers. In 2010, Tell ‘Em Steve-Dave won two Podcast Awards: People’s Choice and Best Comedy as well as being named Best of 2010 Audio Podcast by iTunes. In 2012 the show took home the win for Best Entertainment and Pop Culture audio podcast at the Stitcher awards.
Rocko's Modern Life
Carlos Alazraqui is the “World’s 1,247th Most Interesting Man” Currently Carlos is the breakout voice of El Chupacabra in the Disney Toons Film, “Planes.” El Chu will also be appearing in the Planes sequel coming out July 2014.
Starting out as a stand up Comic and winning the San Francisco Comedy Competition in 1993 and then moving to Los Angeles to start his voice over career as the voice of Rocko, on Nickelodeon’s “Rocko’s Modern Life”. Soon after he was Mr. Weed on Family Guy and then on to The Taco Bell Chihuahua. On camera Carlos is best known for his super accurate portrayal of law enforcement officer, James Garcia on Comedy Central’s “Reno 911!”. Since then Carlos has guested on CSI, Pushing Daisies, Big TIme Rush, Las Vegas, and appeared as Nestor in both “Happy Feet” and “Happy Feet 2.”
IG88 / B'omarr Monk
William Robert Hargreaves, was born 24th July 1954. His full time career in the film industry began on "Alien" as a prop maker in 1978. Then he went on to "The Empire Strikes Back" in 1979 as supervising prop maker with only two others in his department. Many memorable characters like IG-88, B’omarr Monk and EV-9D9 and many others from the Star Wars Galaxy were created by Bill and his team at Elstree Studios.
Following ESB Bill worked on "American Werewolf in London" in 1980, "Raiders of the Lost Ark" 1981, then back to building droids in 1982 on "Return of the Jedi,” known then as "Revenge of the Jedi." Bill has been very lucky to have had a long and varied and very happy career on many great productions, his last being in 2014 on "Edge of Tomorrow" starring Tom Cruise.
Voice of Mario / Luigi
Charles' voice is heard in millions of homes around the world as the voice of Mario, Wario, Luigi, Donkey Kong and now the voice of Baby Mario in Nintendo 64 games.
Charles is the voice of the Cat and Yertle the Turtle in The Cat in the Hat series by Broderbund.
You'll hear Charle's voice in many video games and CD Roms, including Reader Rabbit in English, Spanish and French. You'll recognize his voice from Carmen San Diego as well as in action games of Star Wars, Slave Zero, Uprising, Surf n' Destroy, Space Quest as well as others.
Charles is the signature voice of Leapfrog! "Ribbit Ribbit, Let's Play!" You can hear his voice in over 25 educational games and toys including The Space Shuttle, National Geographic Animals and the ABC Schoolbus.
Jake The Snake Roberts
Roberts is best known for his two stints in the World Wrestling Federation (later called WWE); the first between 1986 and 1992, and the second between 1996 and 1997. He wrestled in the National Wrestling Alliance in 1983, World Championship Wrestling in 1992, and the Mexico-based Asistencia Asesoría y Administración between 1993 and 1994 and again in 1997. He appeared in Extreme Championship Wrestling during the summer of 1997 and made appearances for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling from 2006 through 2008.
Throughout his career he was known for his intense and cerebral promos, his dark charisma, his extensive use of psychology in his matches and his use of the DDT finishing move, which was named the "coolest" maneuver of all time by WWE. He often brought snakes into the ring, most famously a python named Damien. Roberts was also one of the subjects of the 1999 documentary film Beyond the Mat. In 2012, Roberts moved in with fellow wrestler Diamond Dallas Page to seek help in getting his life back on track following years of alcohol and drug abuse. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame on April 5, 2014.
After several years of training in New York, Jed began his acting career on various film and television productions shooting in his hometown of Vancouver. Some of which included, The X-Files, The Outer Limits, and the movie, Fear, starring Mark Walberg and Reese Witherspoon. Jed returned to New York for the theatrical production of, Two Pianos, Four Hands, at the Promenade Theatre. In 99', he drove his beat up old convertible down to L.A. looking for measurable work and landed a job off his first audition for his role in Galaxy Quest. Since then, Jed has continued to work on both sides of the border. His more notable credits include: The Chris Isaak Show (for Showtime), The Ringer, Elizabethtown, Men With Brooms and guest stars on Chuck, CSI, The Ghost Whisperer, and Pretty Little Liars.
Most recently he can be seen in the blockbuster Marvel movie Deadpool playing the Recruiter!
Having held 30 titles in his career Greg "The Hammer" Valentine was arguably one of the best heels in wrestling in the late 70s
and early 80s. His body of work and his numerous titles speak for themselves. Valentine was inducted into the WWE Hall of
Fame in 2004 by former manager Jimmy Hart. During the next night's event of WrestleMania XX, he received the loudest pop
of all the Hall of Famers when introduced. Hammer currently lives with his wife Julie. He is a speaker on behalf of the Christian
church, and occasionally appears with Ted Dibiase to speak to the public about being a born again Christian.
Paul Blake most well known for playing Greedo in Star Wars; A New Hope. Greedo was a Rodian bounty hunter working for Jabba the Hutt. Sadly he ran into the business end of Han Solo's blaster. Greedo did not shoot first, He told me so..
The Louisville Slugger
If you've ever seen a professional wrestling event live or on television, chances are you've seen Jim Cornette. Wrestling's "Louisville Slugger" is known to fans of the 80's wrestling boom as the tennis racket-wielding manager of perennial tag team champions the Midnight Express on SuperStation TBS--to 90's fans he's recognized as the manager of World Champions Yokozuna, the British Bulldog, Owen Hart and more in the World Wrestling Federation (now WWE), also appearing as a color commentator on countless pay-per-view events and telecasts of RAW on the USA Network--and for fans of the 2000's he spent several years as the on-air matchmaker and authority figure for TNA Wrestling on Spike TV.
Jim will be appearing at LCTC due to his wrestling notoriety, but as a lifelong collector of comics, entertainment, pro wrestling and pop culture items, he will be as excited to be there as the fans in attendance, and will probably have a few rare comic-related items amongst the wrestling memorabilia at his booth for some wheeling and dealing to acquire things he needs or clear space in his collections for more! Jim and wife Stacey, his partner in crime, are noted for always having the "fun booth" at conventions and fanfests and we are thrilled to have them coming back to Lexington!
Malcolm Goodwin is an actor, director, and producer known for “American Gangster”, “Leatherheads”, and “Mississippi Damned”. Malcolm was unforgettable as ‘Shea Daniels’ on A&E’s “Breakout Kings”. Malcolm also has guest starred on: “True Blood”, “House of Cards”, “Bones”, “Blue Bloods”, “Elementary”, and “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”. Malcolm is currently cast as ‘Detective Clive Babineaux’ on CW’s newest hit series, “iZombie”
Cathy Munroe was born as Catherine Munroe. She is an actress, known for playing Zuckuss in Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Chris Parsons is an actor who portrayed K-3PO and 4-LOM in Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back when he was 18 years old. In addition, Parsons acted as C-3PO's double and stand-in in Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi.
RPM - Blue
Ari Boyland (born August 10, 1987) is a New Zealand stage and television actor. He is best known for his role as KC in Cloud 9's The Tribe. He was a regular cast member in Series 1-3, along with a brief appearance in Series 5. He has played the role of Flynn McAllistair, the RPM Blue Ranger in Power Rangers RPMand voiced Vulpes in Power Rangers Samurai.
RPM - Green
After unsuccessfully attempting to enroll in drama school and working as a pizza delivery boy for about a year, Cawthorne landed the role of bumbling ex-cartel member Ziggy Grover, Ranger Operator Series Green, on "Power Rangers RPM" (2009), which gave him exposure to a much larger audience than what he had been used to. Following this, he returned to the stage and participated in several theatre productions, including "The History Boys" (2009) with the Peach Theatre Company, and "360" (2010) for the New Zealand International Arts Festival. He also appeared in an episode of the miniseries "Underbelly NZ: Land of the Long Green Cloud" (2011).
In late 2011, Cawthorne moved to Los Angeles, California to begin filming the independent horror feature "Blood Punch" (2013), which premiered at the 20th annual Austin Film Festival in October 2013 and won the Audience Award in the Dark Matters horror/thriller category. He has also appeared in several short films, including "Andy" (2011), "Mae and Ash" (2012), and "I Love L.A." (2013).
RPM - Gold
Mike Ginn is a New Zealand actor most widely known for his role on Power Rangers R.P.M as Gem, the Gold Power Ranger. On the show, with his twin sister, Gemma, the Silver Power Ranger, the twins' favorite phrase, "it's Boom Time!" reflected their fun and overeager attitude to blowing things up, comedically uncharacteristic of a Power Ranger.Born and raised in Auckland, New Zealand, Mike graduated from New Zealand's United School of Performing and Screen Arts and worked in New Zealand before moving to Los Angeles. You can also see Mike in independent films such as, Broken Hallelujah, My Wedding and Other Secrets, and Blood Punch.
Mike is looking forward to his first appearance at Lexington Comic and Toy Convention.
RPM - Black
Ewing appeared in Home and Away as Reuben Humpheries. He has also had guest roles in Blue Water High, Spirited and Rescue: Special Ops. Ewing secured a role as Dillon the Black RPM Ranger in the kid's television series Power Rangers RPM.
In September 2010, Ewing joined the cast of Home and Away again, this time as Heath Braxton. The actor made his debut in February 2011. Ewing was also a contestant in the 2011 season of Dancing with the Stars on Channel Seven. He was partnered with Luda Kroiter and both were eliminated in week five. Ewing danced in support of the St Vincent de Paul Society, where his mother works.
On 9 December 2013, Ewing confirmed that he would be leaving Home and Away. He departed the following year. Ewing later reprised the role for the feature-length special, Home and Away: An Eye for an Eye, with co-star Lisa Gormley (Bianca Scott). In 2016, Ewing returned to Home and Away, along with Gormley. Both Ewing and Gormley starred in the feature-length specials Home and Away: Revenge and Home and Away: All or Nothing. Ewing also starred in the Australian feature film Red Billabong, alongside Tim Pocock.Ewing appears in the 2017 horror film Beast No More, and Dunamis.
Turbo - Blue
Blake's film work has included Danielle Steeles' Family Album, as well as Above Suspicion and Kids World.
When not on the big screen, Foster was making small-screen appearances on shows like Walker: Texas Ranger, the television movie The Brady Bunch in the White House as none other than Peter Brady and an appearance on the famed Beverly Hills: 90210.
Blake came in to his own as a young actor playing Justin in TURBO: A Power Rangers Movie and on FOX's Power Rangers: Turbo television series. After leaving the TURBO set, Blake stayed in television with appearances on Two of a Kind and Boy Meets World. Foster landed a role in the television film Casper Meets Wendy with Hillary Duff before making a final appearance as Justin on Power Rangers in Space.
Dino Thunder - White
In 2003 Jeff was cast as the white Power Ranger (Trent Fernandez) in the kids hit TV show Power Rangers Dino Thunder. Which was produced in Auckland New Zealand where Jeff spent close to a year filming. He later voiced Tommy Oliver/Black Brachio Ranger in the Power Rangers: SPD team up episode "Wormhole". In 2006, Jeff was cast in Shoot Em Up starring Clive Owen and Monica Bellucci and a few months after was cast for a leading role in the Canadian independent film, Late Fragment with Lauren Lee Smith and Peter Macneill.
Dino Thunder - Blue
Kevin Duhaney is a very well know Canadian film, television & voice actor. He has over 30 television & film credits to date with 25 years of experience. He began acting at the tender age of 4 and is best known for his roles in Power Rangers Dino Thunder, Total Drama Island, Four Brothers, Half Baked, Honey & Treed Murray just to name a few. Now at the age of 29 he is in the prime of his career and ready to take the next big step to reach his full potential & success in the film industry
Dino Thunder - Yellow
Emma Lahana is a New Zealand actress and singer. She is best known for her role as Jennifer Mason on Haven, and as Kira Ford, one of the Yellow Rangers of the Power Rangers franchise, in Power Rangers Dino Thunder.
Played Erin Kingston, a supporting role on New Zealand TV drama Shortland Street and also appeared on Street Legal. She also portrayed the role of Fiona in Disney's You Wish!. In summer 2003, Lahana landed the role of Kira Ford, the Yellow Power Ranger on Power Rangers Dino Thunder. She plays an attractive, tomboyish musician who becomes a courageous Power Ranger. She recorded the songs "Patiently", "Freak You Out", "I'm Over You" and "True Love (Ft. Morgan Fairhead)" for the Power Rangers Dino Thunder season.
Lahana appeared in an episode of the fourth season of Stargate Atlantis, "Outcast" and as the waitress abducted by a serial killer on the third season episode of Psych. She also played a recurring character on the TV series Hellcats, starring former Phil of the Future star Alyson Michalka and The Suite Life of Zack & Cody's Ashley Tisdale and in 2012, she appeared in the TV movie "Big Time Movie".
MMPR / Zeo - Pink
Catherine was born in Sydney, New South Wales Australia. She was a model and actress/singer/dancer in Sydney before being brought over to Los Angeles for the series, "Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers" in 1993 to play Katherine "Kat" Hillard the Pink Power Ranger. She went continued through 2 more seasons Power Rangers Zeo and Power Rangers Turbo as well as the Turbo movie! This will be Kat's sixth year with us in Lexington and we are thrilled that she will once again be joining us! - She is one of only 3 guests who has never missed a con with us!
Zeo / Turbo - Yellow
Nakia booked her first role as a series regular on Power Rangers, as Tanya Sloan, the yellow ranger; while simultaneously recording her first pop album with her singing group. After Power Rangers Nakia, continued her successful path of performance in both film and television. She played an array of characters in such shows as Samantha Who, Boston Legal, Nash Bridges, Moesha, Smart Guy and the list goes on. She just completed production on a sitcom pilot that she wrote, produced and starred in titled,Crazy Daze.
Christopher K Lee
In Space - Red
Chris starred as the Red Ranger, Andros for the full season of Power Rangers in Space. At the end of the season, the cast was told that Power Rangers would be replacing them for a whole new team. After finishing out the season, it was back to the audition grind, and Chris landed a one-time role on 7th Heaven, as Jack. At the time it seemed like just another role to play, however appearing on 7th Heaven was what opened the door for him to land a role on Safe Harbor, which was being called the “sister” series to 7th Heaven.
Unfortunately, Safe Harbor didn’t survive a whole season, and was cut short after only 10 episodes. He moved back to Los Angeles after the show was cancelled, and jumped back into the audition grind again. There were small roles here and there, and in 2002 he was asked to reprise his role of Andros for the Forever Red episode of Power Rangers Wild Force.
MMPR - Yellow
Karan Ashley has had a career that has span over 20 years as an actress, singer, radio show host, reality star, writer and TV and film producer. She began her entertainment career as a child singer in the girl group KRUSH but her big break came when she went to an open call audition and landed the role of Aisha the Yellow Power Rangers on Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers. She was able to do over 80 episodes and star in the hit movie “Power Rangers the Movie”.
Since Power Rangers she has been on many different TV shows and films such as, Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper, The Steve Harvey Show, One on One, The Parkers, Kenan & Kel, Chat Room, The Opposite Sex, Taylor’s Wall, Wicked Weekend, Jazz Scene, The Encounter and many other projects.
Karan is currently working on the projects: Uncensored Reality, Uncensored Radio and Grow Up Already!
Michelle Harrison was born on March 24, 1975 in Puyallup, Washington, USA as Michelle Nicole Johnston. She is known for her work on Paycheck (2003), The Invisible (2007) and Elegy (2008). She has been married to Matthew Harrison since June 6, 1998.
Michelle is currently playing Flash's mother Nora Allen on the CWs The Flash!
In Space - Silver
Justin Nimmo was born September 5, 1974 in Oklahoma USA as Justin Tait Nimmo. He is an actor known for his role as Zhane, the silver In Space Ranger (1998), Pleasantville, American Indian Graffiti, cover of Teen magazine and a Brad Pitt look-a-like. Father of two handsome boys.
Justin will be appearing at the con this year courtesy of Rangerstop.com
A veteran of 10 seasons of the Power Rangers series, Paul Schrier is the longest appearing character in the now iconic action children’s show. Rounding out acting work, Paul is also a 3D digital artist, Director, and still occasionally does theater and voice acting when time allows. In addition to recently appearing in Saban’s Power Rangers Samurai on Nickelodeon, Paulie also is Creative Director at an undisclosed Los Angeles Art Studio.
Jason Narvy portrayed the role of “Skull” in over 300 episodes of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and its spin-offs, Power Rangers Zeo, Power Rangers Turbo, and Power Rangers in Space, as well as 40 episodes of Fox Television’s Masked Rider as the voice of “Chopper.” While under contract with Fox, Jason also filmed two feature length films under the MMPR franchise, Power Rangers: The Movie and Turbo, as well as leads parts in two pilots for Fox/Family.
Jason turned his attention to the stage in recent years and has acted and directed in theaters around the country. He is now based in Chicago where he is Artistic Director for ACT and Assistant Professor of Theater at Concordia University Chicago. Dr. Narvy holds a Master of Letters in Shakespearean Performance from Mary Baldwin College and a PhD in Theater Studies from the University of California..
Claudia Christian has been in the film and television business as a performer for over 30 years. She has starred in over 50 films and hundreds of hours of television. Sci -fi fans around the world know her from her work on the Hugo award winning show Babylon 5 where she portrayed the complex Commander Susan Ivanova.
She is the author of two autobiographical books; “My Life with Freaks and Geeks”(2010) and “Babylon Confidential” (2012) and the sci-fi novel “Wolf’s Empire” (2016).
Claudia continues to work in TV and film and lends her distinctive voice to the award winning Anne Manx series, Disney’s Atlantis and some of the biggest games in the world including SkyRim, Guild Wars 2, World of Warcraft , StarCraft, Halo and Fallout 4.
She recently signed the contract for Book 2 in the Wolf’s Empire saga and is working on another new book series with her writing partner Morgan Grant Buchanan.
Barbara Goodson is an actress known mostly for her versatility in voicing original and dubbed cartoons. She is voted one of the ten best women to do the voices for young males in cartoons. She was the voice of Red Fraggle and Wingnut in Jim Henson's cartoon Fraggle Rock as well as the voice of Empress Rita Repulsa in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Power Rangers Zeo,Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie,Power Rangers in Space, and most recently Mother Talzin on Star Wars: The Clone Wars..
As for her anime dubbing, she has an extensive list of credits. Shows such as HBO's Adventures of Tom Sawyeras Tom, Tekkaman Blade as Star,Dragon Ball, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Naruto as Granny Chiyo and Lady Shima andFLCL as Naota. She was also the first woman to dub Kiki's mom in Kiki's Delivery Service.
Turbo Green / In Space Black
Roger Velasco was born in Melrose on March 27, 1977 and was raised in Bell Gardens, California. He was extremely active and involved in various sports. He played soccer since he was 5 and also ran Cross Country for his Palos Verdes High School team. At the age of 11 Roger Velasco and his family moved to South Gate, California. Roger finished his high school career at South Gate Senior High after being moved from different high schools. Right after high school Roger was recruited by a manager and agent and began his career as a model. At the age of 19 he appeared in a lead role as Carlos, in Power Rangers Turbo and then Power Ranges in Space. Roger Velasco has two siblings Marisol who is 4 years younger than he, and Carlos who is 10 years younger. He has a warm and loving family and is still pursuing his dream of acting.
Roger is appearing courtesy of Mobile Moniker.
Alan started working in the entertainment business many years ago, originally as a model and then went on from there to work in films and has been in some of the most successful movie franchises of all time.
This includes ' James Bond - The Living Daylights ', ' Hellraiser ' and 4 films from the ever so popular Star Wars Saga ( ' Star Wars Episode I - The Phantom Menace ', ' Star Wars Episode IV - A New Hope ', ' Star Wars Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back ' and Star Wars Episode VI - Return of the Jedi ' ).
Alan has also worked on TV and can be seen in quite a few episodes of the cult favourite sci-fi show ' Space -1999 ' .
Brian O’Halloran, first-generation American son of Irish immigrants, was born in New York and moved to New Jersey at the age of 10. He discovered his love for acting at age 15, and became active in theater in high school and college.
In 1994 he appeared in Kevin Smith’s Clerks, but continued to work as a stage actor with the Boomerang Theatre Company, the New Jersey Repertory Company, and the Tri-State Actors Theatre, among others. While filmingClerks II, Brian also appeared as Reverend Parris in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible at Holmdel Theatre Company.
Brian has been seen in many other Kevin smith films, including Dogma, Chasing Amy, Mallrats, and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. The title role in the 2000 film Vulgar was specifically created for him. Brian has also been seen in The Happening, Miss December, Bloody Slumber Party, and Flea. Kevin Smith recently announced that Brain will reprise his role of Dante in Clerks III; he will also appear in the upcoming Mallrats sequel, Mallbrats. His other upcoming projects include Hindsight 2020, Shooting Clerks, Off-Time, and Bad Frank.
Scott Schiaffo is an actor/musician best known to independent film fans as the Chewlies Gum Guy from Kevin Smith’s 1994 independent cult classic Clerks. Schiaffo has appeared in several feature films as well as many shorts since his big screen debut in the seminal cult comedy Clerks.
Schiaffo and his Clerks cast mates were featured in Season 3 of Comic Book Men EP 11 “Pinheads”.
He was featured in the View Askew produced – Lions Gate distributed motion picture Vulgar, again playing opposite Clerks staple Brian O’Halloran. Vulgar enjoyed a controversial run in art house theaters on both coasts, and the film has since gone on to become a cult classic.
Scott has additionally appeared in films alongside Michael DeLorenzo in The Garden State, and Selma Blair in The Broccoli Theory.
Other film credits include playing the lead, Detective Mike Tobin, in New Artists Productions Linger. Linger was an audience favorite at the Big Apple Film Festival. Scott can also be seen in Shooting Clerks and Dog and the Dead Guy.
Mike Edmonds was born on January 13, 1944 in Chelmsford, Essex, England. He is an actor, known for Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983), Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) and Time Bandits (1981).
Marilyn Ghigliotti is best known for her role as Veronica in Kevin Smith’s cult classic Clerks (1994). Since then she’s gone on to film Get a Job, Dead and Gone, Alien Armageddon, and Geek USA. Ghigliotti has performed in several short films including Bad Hair Day, Dig, Negotiations, Roadkill, and #Rip. Soon she will reprise her role as Veronica in Kevin Smith’s Clerks III.
Her TV credits include Totally Sketch, Disorganized Zone (web series), and Life with Kat & McKay. Ghigliotti appears in Starship: Rising, Lake Eerie, Neighbors, Dracula’s War, Beautiful Nightmare, Shooting Clerks, andWitchula. When Ghigliotti isn’t in front of the camera, she can sometimes be found working hair and makeup for various projects. Currently she lends her voice to several audio books.
Rocky Doll is a professional with the reputation of producing
beautiful and very creative results. He loves working with
creative photographers, directors and clothing designers
who have the vision for things unusual.
Rocky Doll creates beautiful, colorful and unique art.
He has been an actor is several music videos and short films.
It has been his honor to put together and host successful big
production shoots and events with such talented and amazing
people over the years. Much Love!!
Mary Stephens has been competing in cosplay for 3 years and has won numerous awards including best needlework, category firsts, and best in shows. She is best known for her Duchess Satine Kryze cosplay but enjoys creating costumes from many fandoms including Star Wars, movies, comics, Disney, and TV shows. She does cosplay appearances locally and has recently expanded to being a cosplay guest and judge at local competitions. She’s passionate about cosplay being open to everyone. She’s an administrator of the Cincinnati Ohio area chapter of ORCS, (Ohio River Valley Cosplayers), a Facebook group that networks local cosplayers together to support and help each other with their cosplays. She also helped found a cosplay club in the Cincinnati area that organizes cosplayers to meet up, network, and learn new skills together. Her favorite character to cosplay of course, is Mary Poppins.
67 Impala Goodness!
Nearly 4 years ago Jason Waller told me he had bought this beast. Since then he has painstakingly restored it to a near perfect replica of the 67 Impala that Sam & Dean Winchester chase demons in on the hit TV series Supernatural.
We are thrilled to see the fully restored ride this year and are sure you will be too!
Actor, Stunt Pro!
Actor, stunt pro, award winning musician and martial arts hall of fame inductee, Kentucky's own David Fultz will be signing all three days. His film credits include The Dark Knight, My Bloody Wedding, The Edison Death Machine and RED.
David will also be conducting his seminar on HOW TO GET STARTED IN MOVIES. He'll explain and demonstrate tips, tricks and time proven techniques you'll need to see YOUR face on the big screen and television.
Basic stunt fighting will also be covered and is safe for kids to participate. Bring headshots and resumes' if you have them. Cost of this seminar is 10 dollars. Kids under twelve are free.
Fall Guy Truck
The Vincennes University Auto Club will proudly display their Fall Guy tribute truck at the Lexington Comic & Toy Con this year!
Please show your support and have a look at what the VU students have done to build this amazing truck.
Reed and Ashton Masterson’s award winning illusion show, “Impossible Magic Live” has invaded Comic Book & Horror Conventions all across the Midwest. They have been featured on ABC, the CW Network, and just recently performed for over 1,000 during the filming of an A&E television special. Their very fast and edgy brand of magic incorporating Dangerous Stunts, Beautiful Animals, Escapes, Comedy, and some of the most original and shocking Stage Illusions, will make you see why they are in high demand all across the United States. Now’s your chance to witness the magic LIVE at the Lexington Comic Con. This is a seperate ticketed event! - Get your tickets directly from the Impossible Magic website at www.impossiblemagic.net/lexcon-tickets
DJ Matt Coxx
VIP Party DJ
Born in 1986 in London, England - a city best known for it's world class dance scene - Matt has always had an ear for new sounds shaping the globe. Now living in Louisville, Matt still carries a passion for dance culture and is always exploring ways to infuse his own style into pop music. His experience playing clubs and parties has fashioned him into being a master at maintaining excitement throughout the duration of his DJ sets. Much like the artists that influence him most (Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars, etc), Matt brings a certain sex appeal to any occasion. In addition to current hits, party-goers going to see Matt perform should expect to dance the night away on a musical journey that spans across all decades and genres. Be prepared to hear your favorite new song as well as the one you forgot was your favorite. When Matt feels like he has no more energy to give, he thrives off the energy given back to him by his audience. To this day, that is his favorite part about DJing and by far the most gratifying aspect of his job.
Guest Terms & Conditions
All guest appearances are confirmed but guest schedules are always subject to change. We will NOT guarantee appearances but we will always try to tell you in advance of any changes to the guest line-up.
Most guests will charge a nominal fee for autographs and those fees are at the sole discretion of the particular guest in question. In general they will range from free all the way up to $75 per autograph. We DO NOT set, monitor or control pricing of autographs.
All guests are scheduled to appear all three days unless noted but signing times may vary. These times are set almost on the fly as demand dictates. (i.e. if a star has no line, they may take lunch and when the line builds up, they may come back..)
Photos are also at the sole discretion of each guest. Some may allow in booth photos, others may not.
Froggy's photos will be on site for professional photo ops this year, most of the celebrities will be available for these at a cost of $25 and up per 8x10 - A full schedule of photo ops and information on how to purchase phot ops will be available by mid February 2017. Please stay tuned!
Cancellations for 2017 - Kel Mitchell, Tim Rose, Rose McIver, Tracy Lynn Cruz, Jay Leisten