Guests of Honor

Dean Cain
Dean Cain is known for playing Superman/Clark Kent in the popular Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman show. You may also have seen him as the host of the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! TV show. His recent geek sighting was at Dragon*Con, where he helped Batman propose to Batgirl during the DC cosplay gathering.

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Johnny Yong Bosch
Johnny Yong Bosch’s first breakout role was Adam Park in the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. This would later lead on to him voicing popular anime characters like Ichigo Kurosaki from Bleach Vash the Stampede from Trigun and Lelouch Lamperouge in Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion. He’s also the lead singer in the rock band, Eyeshine.

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Joe Romersa
Joe Romersa has contributed to the Silent Hill universe as a singer and songwriter with songs like “Hometown” from Silent Hill 3 and ”Cradel of Forest” from Silent Hill 4. He’s also a drummer, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and sound engineer who has worked with musicians like Tom Petty, Bette Midler, Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan. Along with his musical talents, he also does anime English voice work including Trigun, Akira, Ninja Scroll, Cowboy Bebop and Fist of the North Star.

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Sid Haig
This tall, bald and bearded man is a force to be reckoned with. Even though it wasn’t his breakout role, his portrayal of Captain Spaulding in Rob Zombie’s directorial debut film, House of 1000 Corpses, led him to better projects and more recognition. He later returned as the psycho killer in The Devil’s Rejects. He has appeared in many TV shows including Batman, Star Trek, Mission: Impossible and The A-Team.

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Mackenzie Mason
Mackenzie Mason is an American actress on the rise. You can see her latest mo-cap performance as Cortana in Halo 4. She is poised to make a name for herself in Hollywood as the next guy’s girl who you can’t get enough of. She is a self-proclaimed bookworm, spiritual guru, Sci-Fi geek, and horror fanatic who doesn’t take herself too seriously.

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Darren O’Hare
Darren O’Hare can be heard in the new blockbuster video game, Halo 4, as Thomas Lasky. Born and raised in Long Beach, NY, he joined the Army as an Intel Analyst and quickly rose to being a Counter-Intel Agent. After having a taste of acting during undercover operations, O-Hare went to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. He can be seen performing with his improv group at Hollywood’s I.O. West.

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Danielle McRae
Danielle McRae is a voice actress in Los Angeles, CA. Her passion in video games and anime has led her to having a career in voice acting. You can hear her in League of Legends as Karma the Enlightened One, World of Warcraft: Cataclysm as Hagara the Stormbinder, Dragon Nest as Sidel, SkullGirls as Painwheel.

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Jimmy Hart
Jimmy Hart is a WWE wrestling manager who has manged many wrestlers, including Hulk Hogan, Bret Hart, Jerry “The King” Lawler, Ted DiBiase, and The Honky Tonk Man. He was a member of The Gentrys, a rock band who had a hit song, “Keep on Dancing”.

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Ed Gale
Ed Gale has appeared in over 130 television shows, films, and commercials. He’s best known for playing Howard in Howard the Duck and Chucky in Child’s Play, Child’s Play 2 and the Bride of Chucky. When out of his costume, he can be seen as Lavalle in Bones and “Little Prisoner” in My Name is Earl.

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Margaret Kerry

Margaret Kerry is an American actress, motivational speaker and radio host best known for her 1953 work as the model for Tinker Bell in the Walt Disney Pictures animated feature, Peter Pan.

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George P. Wilbur
He is a veteran stuntman whose horror stardom came with playing the role of Michael Myers in Halloween 4 & 6. His roles also include: The Silence of the Lambs, A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child, Poltergeist, The Beastmaster, Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan, The Notebook, Spiderman, Blazing Saddles, Tim Burton’s Mars Attacks, The Running Man, Total Recall, Escape from New York, and Planet of the Apes to name a few.

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James Winburn

James Winburn appeared in John Carpenter’s Halloween 1978, The Fog, Evil Alter and many other horror and sci fi movies. He’s an independent film director, 2nd unit director, and stunt coordinator with over twenty years in the motion pictures industry.
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Eyeshine
Eyeshine is a rock band formed by front man Johnny Yong Bosch and Maurice Salmin in 2004. The band recently won the Ford-sponsored Gimme The Gig II competition in 2012 and has performed and recorded “Love Psalm” for Silent Hill: Book of Memories. Band members include Johnny Yong Bosch (guitar and lead vocals), Maurice Salmin (drums, piano, vocals) and Polo Yazaki (lead guitar).

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Joe Benitez
Joe Benitez has worked with DC Comics on titles such as JLA, Superman/Batman, Detective Comics, Supergirl, and Titans. He has also worked on The Darkness for Image Comics. Joe is currently working on his creator-owned title, Lady Mechanika, a steampunk comic published by Aspen Comics.

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Ale Garza
Ale Garza is a penciler and comics artist. At the age of 18, he started working for Wildstorm, and quickly moved on to working with writers like Chris Claremont and Judd Winick, lending his art to titles like Gen¹³, Zero, EVE Protomecha, Batgirl and Titans/Young Justice: Graduation Day. Aside from DC, Garza has worked on Marvel Comics’s Marvel Knights Spider-Man and Top Cow’s Witchblade. In January 2012, he started pencilling Deadpool.

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Joe Weems
Joe Weems is a comic book artist specializing in inking. He started professional work right after high school, working with an independent publisher Eros. He has inked works from  Dave Finch, Brandon Petersen, Michael Turner, Joe Benitez, and Marc Silvestri. He has worked with publishers like Dark Horse, Wildstorm, Crossgen, DC Comics, Marvel Comics and Top Cow.

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Jeff Martinez

Jeff Martinez is a comic illustrator and designer. He works for DC Comics (Burbank) as a digital production artist. You can check out some of his published art pieces, including his art inside Jim Lee’s ICONS art book.

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Abraham Lopez


Abraham Lopez is a storyboard artist for video games and films. The remaining part of his time is spent drawing things he enjoys and lots of video gaming.

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DJ Welch

DJ Welch is a freelancing concept artist and storyboarder. He currently resides in San Francisco but travels to L.A. a lot. You may have seen him cosplaying as Amon from Avatar: Legend of Korra.

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Xin Wuku of EMC Monkeys
You may have seen Xin Wuku in his Urban Ninja viral video (it has reached over 40 million YouTube views). He is a stunt performer specializing in martial arts and parkour. You may have seen him as Zen in the American Gladiators. His work can also be seen on the recently released Assassin’s Creed III fan film, “Rebel Blades“.

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El Gun Legro
Southern California Nerdcore/Hip Hop artist and creative mad man, El Gun Legro embodies the saying of not knowing when you’ve crossed the line until you’ve crossed it. With his unique blend of original lyrics over top-notch production and crossed with his unique appearance, he is quickly crossing the lines between regional fame and international success.

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Aaron Schoenke
Aaron Schoenke is the co-founder/producer/director of Bat in the Sun Productions. Their latest web series, Super Power Beat Down, pits popular superheroes against other heroes to see who’s the best of the best. Their works have collected many film festival awards and has received notable attention from the film industry, as well as a loyal fan base. Their films have been featured on USA Today, MTV, The Wall Street Journal and The Huffington Post.

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Wesley Freitas
Chapman University alum Wesley Freitas is the star and man behind “Batman Maybe,” a Carly Rae Jepsen’s ”Call Me Maybe” parody, and “Lo Pan Style,” a tribute video to Big Trouble in Little China and “Gangnam Style”. His videos have reached over a million YouTube views in a span of three months.

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Random Encounters

Part Monty Python and part Mega64, Random Encounters lovingly — musically — pokes and prods at everyone’s favorite games as only a squadron of nerds could. Absurdist, brain-damaging, and undeniably crafty at the same time.

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Chalkskin
Together M.C. Chalkskin, D.J. Pop ‘N’ Fresh, J-Man and Rich Prophet form the Nerdcore/Hip Hop group, Chalkskin. They are here to redefine the genre of hip hop with tight beats, dope lyrics, and a fresh outlook on the rapper lifestyle. One of their music videos features popular cosplayer Jessica Nigri.

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MC Ohm-I
MC Ohm-I is an electronics-based nerdcore rapper from Brooklyn, NY, who will definitely nerd up the ladies with his lyrics. He has collaborated with Planetside to produce a Planetside 2 EP featuring “This Is The New Conglomerate.” He is now residing in San Diego, CA.

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Ivy Doomkitty
Ivy Doomkitty is a cosplayer who loves comic books and video games.  She can be seen cosplaying as Black Cat, Ms. Marvel, and Rocketeer to name a few. Her favorite video games are Gears of War, Portal, Halo, Assassin’s Creed, and Dead Space. Her favorite comics are The Walking Dead , Invincible, and Liberty Meadows.

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Crystal Graziano

Crystal, AKA Precious Cosplay, is a professional cosplayer from sunny Southern California. She is currently working with Red 5 Studios and its game, Firefall. She enjoys creating and cosplaying various costumes from games, anime, and comics.

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Saber Guild

Saber Guild is a voluntary not-for-profit costumed performance group of Star Wars enthusiasts. They appear in various event as a way of helping other not-for-profit organizations and spreading the joy of Star Wars.

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Batgirl Spoiled

Batman: Death Wish

Batman: Puppet Master

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*Appearances subject to change without notice