Saturday December 17 Guests
Alex SeguraAuthor of Secret Identity, Dark Tomorrow
<i>Alex <span class="il">Segura</span> is the bestselling and award-winning author of <a href="https://www.alexsegura.com/books/secret-identity/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.alexsegura.com/books/secret-identity/&source=gmail&ust=1667149778178000&usg=AOvVaw0COXNfyh7AT0QPS-1pBdOf">Secret Identity</a>, which the New York Times called “wittily original” and named an Editor’s Choice. NPR described the novel as “masterful,” and it received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, and Booklist. Alex is also the author of <a href="https://www.alexsegura.com/books/star-wars-poe-dameron-free-fall/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.alexsegura.com/books/star-wars-poe-dameron-free-fall/&source=gmail&ust=1667149778178000&usg=AOvVaw0OqL_OnGBol0dP1LQCK3Os">Star Wars Poe Dameron: Free Fall</a>, the <a href="https://www.alexsegura.com/series/pete-fernandez/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.alexsegura.com/series/pete-fernandez/&source=gmail&ust=1667149778178000&usg=AOvVaw39btrQLcmhRevKWHdXbUtK">Pete Fernandez Miami Mystery series</a>, the upcoming YA novel Araña/Spider-Man 2099: Dark Tomorrow (Marvel Press) and a number of comic books – including The Mysterious Micro-Face (in partnership with NPR), <a href="https://www.alexsegura.com/books/the-black-ghost-series-one-1-5/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.alexsegura.com/books/the-black-ghost-series-one-1-5/&source=gmail&ust=1667149778178000&usg=AOvVaw1vnu9gir_PgqT8tQtJcmCz">The Black Ghost</a>, <a href="https://www.alexsegura.com/?mbt_series=the-archies" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.alexsegura.com/?mbt_series%3Dthe-archies&source=gmail&ust=1667149778178000&usg=AOvVaw1FUUhiMWsCRc7mY6DWId91">The Archies</a>, The Dusk, The Awakened, a Sunspot and White Tiger story in Marvel;s Voices: Comunidades special, an Araña tale in Edge of Spider-Verse #1, a story in Superman: Return of Kal-El Special #1, and a Renee Montoya/Question adventure in Lazarus Planet: Legends Reborn #1. A Miami native, he lives in New York with his wife and children.</i>https://www.alexsegura.com/
Alitha Evelyn MartinezBlack Panther, X-Men, Nubia, Voltron, Fearless
<h4 class="subheading guest-known-for">Black Panther, X-Men, Voltron, Fearless</h4> Alitha Evelyn Martinez is the Eisner Award Winning artist of the Black Panther: World of Wakanda series. Her professional career began in 1999 penciling Iron Man for Marvel Entertainment. Since then, she has worked on X-Men: Black Sun; Marvel Age Fantastic Four; Black Panther and Black Panther: World of Wakanda; X-Men Gold Annual; Moon Girl, Mark Morales Spiderman, and Fearless; Voltron; NBC’s Heroes; New 52 Bat Girl; Archie Comic’s New Crusaders and Riverdale; and WWE Superstar, WWE Slam City, and Barbie for Paper Cutz. Larger projects that required more than just penciling and inking include graphic novels like Vampire: My Boyfriend Bites; Kung Fu Masters; Quest for Dragon Mountain for Lerner Publications; also, Political cartooning for the New York Post. She also works on her creator-owned titles Yume and Ever, and Foreign, which is published through her company, Ariotstorm Productions, LLC. Current projects include Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur for Marvel and Humanoid’s new American title, Omni. Alitha says the most rewarding part of her career is participating in the US State Department’s World Speaker Program. Traveling to parts unknown to teach comic book workshops and bring the art of storytelling to people who would have no other way of getting such information. "I was once in the same position, practicing a craft that I didn’t know was a profession. I love representing my country and my industry."
Ann NocentiDaredevil, X-Men Legends, Longshot, The Seeds
Author, filmaker, Marvel editor, Ann Nocenti wrote <i>Daredevil, Longshot, Inhumans </i>and<i> Someplace Strange </i>for Marvel<i>.</i> Her most recent work is X-Men Legends: Longshot #3 and #4, starring Mojo, Spiral, Major Domo and Longshot, and Elektra 100 featuring Typhoid Mary<i>. </i>She created <i>Longshot</i> (with Arthur Adams) and <i>Typhoid </i>(with John Romita Jr. Her latest graphic novels are RUBY FALLS (with Flavia Biondi) and THE SEEDS (with David Aja) for Berger Books/Dark Horse.). As an editor at Marvel she handled the <i>X-Men</i> and other mutant titles. Her falcon hunt story, <i>The Most Expensive Road Trip in the World,</i> appears in Anthony Bourdain’s<i> Best Travel Writing 2008</i>. Her documentary <i>Disarming Falcons</i> was featured at DOC NYC 2014. She won a Humanitarian Award for teaching filmmaking in Haiti, an experience detailed in <i>Goudou Goudou</i> for <a href="http://hilobrow.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=http://hilobrow.com&source=gmail&ust=1668876241729000&usg=AOvVaw1_yA5eJ5OBzaE1AV67pDYd">hilobrow.com</a>. Nocenti interviewed many great filmmakers for <i>Scenario</i> magazine. She was the writer for MAGIC CITY, a street art exhibit in Dresden, Germany and is one of the producers of MARVEL: Universe of Super Heroes, (2018 – 2022).
Arthur SuydamMarvel Zombies, The Walking Dead, Deadpool, Black Panther
Arthur Suydam "The Zombie King," as he is known, rose to stardom for his work on the smash hit series "Marvel Zombies," the lines at his booth at any given show are a testament to the enduring "zombie craze," with Suydam as a forerunner. He is also renowned as the Deadpool cover artist on "Merc with a Mouth." As well as "The Walking Dead." And he is credited as being one of the first artists to bring fine art painting techniques to the world of comics in such books as "Cholly and Flytrap" and "Mudwogs." Recent awards for Arthur include "The Spike TV Scream Award (Best Artist)," "Spectrum Gold Award for Institutional Art," "The San Sebastian Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award,"as well as the "University of Maryland Eastern Shore Lifetime Achievement Award," among others. His work can also be seen on works for "The Black Panther" "DCeased," "The Walking Dead," "Deadpool, "Batman," "Wolverine," "Fantastic Four," "X-Men," "Ghost Rider," "Army of Darkness" "Vampirella," and too many to name here. His "Cholly and Flytrap" series has recently been compiled into a collected volumne, marking that great achievement and it's place in comic history.
Bai LingThe Crow, Nixon, Wild Wild West, Red Corner
Bai Ling is a Chinese-American actress known for her work in the films The Crow , Nixon , Red Corner , Crank: High Voltage , Dumplings , Wild Wild West , Anna and the King , Southland Tales , and Maximum Impact , as well as TV shows Entourage and Lost . Notably, she won the Best Supporting Actress awards at the 2004 Hong Kong Film Awards and the 2004 Golden Horse Awards in Taiwan for her role in Dumplings.
Brian KongTopps Sports Cards MLB, NBA, NFL, Walking Dead, Stranger Things, Star Wars
<div> Brian Kong started his career at Marvel Comics in 1994, working on iconic characters such as the X-Men, Captain America & Fantastic Four. In 1997, he worked in advertising doing storyboards & preliminary/pitch art for the Universal Studios/Marvel theme park opening. <div>From 2000-2004 ,Brian produced over 25 custom comics for MLB & NBA franchises ( including the Yankees & Mets ) for promotional giveaways at arenas & stadiums across the US.</div> <div>He continues to work on some of the hottest properties including the Walking Dead, Marvel ,DC, Star Wars, Stranger Things & MLB for the top card companies today. He has been regularly commissioned by The Topps Company since 2007 to illustrate art for their MLB , NFL & NBA card brands & their entertainment division.</div> <div>Brian has been featured in the Beckett Sports card monthly annual " the Art Issue, " as well as Non-sport update magazine.</div> <div>He is currently working with Fanatics, and Blackbox comics</div> <div>He will be displaying his sports, comics & pop culture art as well as accepting commissions, sketch covers can be ready for pick up & submitted at the show to grading companies. Contact : <a href="mailto:[email protected]" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">[email protected]</a></div> </div> <div dir="ltr" data-smartmail="gmail_signature"> <div dir="ltr"> <div> <a href="http://www.briankong.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.briankong.com&source=gmail&ust=1670364315111000&usg=AOvVaw2a-iXCGmLIlTF1LoDGojat">www.briankong.com</a> <span style="font-family: Helvetica,Verdana,Arial;"> </span> </div> </div> </div>
Brian O’HalloranClerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma
Brian has appeared in six films directed by <a href="https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0003620?ref_=nmbio_trv_10">Kevin Smith</a>: <a href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109445?ref_=nmbio_trv_10">Clerks</a> (1994), <a href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113749?ref_=nmbio_trv_10">Mallrats</a> (1995), <a href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118842?ref_=nmbio_trv_10">Chasing Amy</a> (1997), <a href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120655?ref_=nmbio_trv_10">Dogma</a> (1999), Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)_ and <a href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0424345?ref_=nmbio_trv_10">Clerks II</a> (2006). Since _Clerks (1994), <a href="https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0641168?ref_=nmbio_trv_7">Brian </a> has primarily been a stage actor, working with the Boomerang Theatre Company, the New Jersey Repertory Company and the Tri-State Actors Theatre, among others.
Captain ZorikhBig Apple Cosplay Captain, Swordfighter, Musician, Actor, and All Around Real Mensch
<div dir="ltr">Captain Zorikh</div> <div dir="ltr">Actor, writer, artist, musical entertainer, filmmaker, swordfighter, and low-flying geek icon, Captain Zorikh brings his infectious energy and "for the people" concept to every show. Having established "the most fun costume contest on the East Coast" at the Big Apple Comic Con in 2003, his presence is an integral and anticipated part of NYC-s longest-running convention. He can often be found playing with his band, the Death Star Repairmen, at conventions and music venues all over the NY-NJ-CT-PA area. Film credits include "Jedi Junkies," "Breakup at a Wedding" produced by Zachary Quinto, and "After the Apocalypse," which played at 45 international film festivals. On TV he has been seen on "Big Giant Swords" and "Sci-Fi Science." On stage he played Tybalt, Mark Antony, and Richard III for ten years in "William Shakespeare's Haunted House" and recently played Abraham Lincoln and other roles in a series of plays about the African-American experience before and during the Civil War. Not only was he the only New Yorker on the first USA team at the world championships of medieval armored combat and led the all-on-all team for two years, he has produced five documentaries about medieval combat and recreations in the modern world and is the MC and head ref of the monthly Central Park exhibitions of medieval combat by GladiatorsNYC. He publishes "Watch This Space," his periodical of his comics and writings. His long-term project is "Captain Marvel Culture," a history of the many different Captain Marvels, a subject on which he lectures at conventions and art and historical institutions.</div> <div dir="ltr"><a href="http://captainzorikh.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=http://captainzorikh.com&source=gmail&ust=1670470567663000&usg=AOvVaw3SmRYIIVlnh7NHHDxLMN5N">captainzorikh.com</a></div> Look for "Captain Zorikh," "Captain Marvel Culture," and "New York Knights Combat" on Facebook and YouTube
Carey MeansCancelled will be at BACC March 25-26 2023
Carey is an American voice and stage actor best known for playing <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frylock">Frylock</a> on the <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adult_Swim">Adult Swim</a> show <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aqua_Teen_Hunger_Force">Aqua Teen Hunger Force</a>, and Thundercleese on <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Brak_Show">The Brak Show</a>. He has also performed in several theatrical musicals and plays, including <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Pacific_(musical)">South Pacific</a>, <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two_Trains_Running">Two Trains Running</a>, <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Soldier%27s_Play">A Soldier's Play</a>, and <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waiting_for_Godot">Waiting for Godot</a>. He provided the voice of Jonah Bishop on the <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nickelodeon">Nickelodeon</a> series <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Welcome_to_the_Wayne">Welcome to the Wayne</a>.
Cerina VincentCabin Fever, Power Rangers Lost Galaxy, The Walking Dead, Stuck in the Middle
Cerina Vincent is an actor and author who began her career on the #1 kids show in the world, POWER RANGERS LOST GALAXY, as “Maya, The Yellow Power Ranger,” and is world renown for her daring film roles in NOT ANOTHER TEEN MOVIE and her Saturn Award nominated performance in horror sensation CABIN FEVER. Genre fans also love her in RETURN TO HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL, IT WATS, TALES OF HALLOWEEN and AMC’s THE WALKING DEAD, COLD STORAGE. Cerina has appeared in over 30 films and guest starred on dozens of TV’S most popular comedies and dramas including TWO AND A HALF MEN, MIKE AND MOLLY, CALIFORNICATION and NCIS to name a few. She quickly become every kid’s favorite “TV mom” in Disney’s Channels # 1 comedy, STUCK IN THE MIDDLE where she plays a quirky, comedic mother of 7 children. And she just wrapped leading roles in two dramatic thrillers for the LIFETIME MOVIE NETWORK. Cerina co-wrote the “Hot Chick” book series—three bestselling, non-fiction books for women with HARPER COLLINS. And her first children’s book, EVERYBODY HAS A BELLY BUTTON will be released March of 2022 from SKYHORSE PUBLISHING. This whimsical, rhyming book for babies and toddlers was inspired by her own baby when she started the conversation with him about skin color, race, and equity. Cerina is the co-host of RAISING AMAZING, a parenting podcast with a pediatrician, and lives in Los Angeles with her toddler and fiancé.
Clay McLeod ChapmanScream: Curse of Carnage, Iron Fist: Phantom Limb, Edge of Spider-Verse, Venomverse
Clay McLeod Chapman is the author of the novels <em>Whisper Down the Lane,</em> <em>The Remaking, </em>and<em> miss corpus, </em>short story collections <em>nothing untoward, commencement </em>and <em>rest area, </em>as well as <em>The Tribe</em> middlegrade series: <em>Homeroom Headhunters, Camp Cannibal</em> and <em>Academic Assassins</em>. <em>Ghost Eaters</em>, a new supernatural horror novel, hits shelves September 20, 2022 from Quirk Books, and it will scare the pants off you. Upcoming projects include Quiet Part Loud, a 12-part horror podcast series from Jordan Peele and Monkeypaw Productions, written by Chapman and Mac Rogers, exclusively on Spotify beginning on November 15, 2022. Chapman’s story <em>late bloomer</em> was adapted into a short film, directed by Craig William Macneill. An official selection at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, the short won Best Short at the Lake Placid Film Festival and the Brown Jenkins Award at the 12th Annual H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival. Their second short, <em>Henley</em>, based on the chapter “The Henley Road Motel” from Chapman’s novel <em>miss corpus</em>, was an official selection at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. It won Best Short at the 2011 Gen Art Film Festival and the 2011 Carmel Arts and Film Festival. <em>The Boy</em> (SXSW 2015), a feature-length adaptation of <em>Henley,</em> co-written with director Macneill, was produced by SpectreVision (Elijah Wood, Daniel Noah, and Josh C. Waller) in 2015. In comics, Chapman is the writer of the Marvel series <em>Scream: Curse of Carnage</em>. He has written <em>Absolute Carnage: Separation Anxiety</em>, <em>Iron Fist: Phantom Limb, Typhoid Fever</em>, as well as for <em>Edge of Spider-Verse</em> and <em>Venomverse</em>,<em> The Avengers, Amazing Spider-Man, Ultimate Spider-Man,</em> <em>American Vampire</em>, <em>Scream: King In Black, </em>and <em>ORIGINS </em>among others. He is the creator of <em>Self Storage</em> (451 Media) and <em>Lazaretto</em> (BOOM! Studios). Chapman is the creator of the rigorous storytelling session The Pumpkin Pie Show. In the twenty years of its existence, it has performed internationally at the Romanian Theatre Festival of Sibiu, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, New York International Fringe Festival, Winnipeg Fringe Festival, Edmonton Fringe Festival, Minnesota Fringe Festival, Dublin-based thisisnotashop art space, IGNITE Festival, Women Center Stage Festival and Impact Theatre Festival. Chapman wrote the book for <em>Hostage Song</em> (music & lyrics by Kyle Jarrow). He is the author of such plays as <em>commencement, the cardiac shadow</em> and <em>volume of smoke.</em> His story-monologues <em>birdfeeder, undertow</em> and <em>the wet echo</em> have been featured in The Best American Short Plays anthologies. Chapman was educated at the North Carolina School of the Arts for Drama, the Burren College of Art, and Sarah Lawrence College. He currently teaches writing at The Actors Studio MFA Program at Pace University.
David Lee MadisonDirector, Filmmaker, Actor, Middle Village, Mr. Hush, Wit's End
David Lee Madison developed his love for film as a very young man. At the age of five, he had already seen and loved all of the original Universal horror films. Throughout his teen years, he appeared in Neil Simon’s <em>Brighton Beach Memoirs</em> and James Lemmo’s <em>Heart</em> starring Brad Davis. Dave’s recent work includes <em>Emerging Past</em>- a film he produced and in which he appears alongside his childhood idol, Stephen (<em>Fright Night</em>) Geoffreys, in a very funny scene. <em>Mr. Hush</em>, which he wrote, produced, and directed, has become a cult classic. In 2014, Dave started a podcast/radio show titled The End of the Night. In his first 10 episodes, guests included Corey Feldman, Doug Bradley, David Naughton, Brian O’Halloran, Harrison Page, Tiffany Shepis, Fred “the Hammer” Williamson, G. Tom Mac, and Tony Moran, just to name a few. In November of 2015, Dave released his film <em>Middle Village</em> and has received overwhelmingly positive reviews. In October of 2016, Dave appeared in Tom Holland’s <em>Your So Cool Brewster! The Story of Fright Night. </em>In May of 2018, Dave played Agent Smith in Stevan Mena’s film, <em>Malevolence 3: Killer</em>. Dave’s latest film, <em>Wit’s End,</em> is scheduled for release in 2019, along with a film he appears in, titled <em>Darkness Waits</em>, directed by Libby McDermott and featuring Conrad Brook’s last performance.
Erica SchroederYu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon, One Piece
Erica Schroeder (A.K.A. Bella Hudson) Erica is one of New York’s premier voice actresses. She has provided the voice for over 150 characters in the world of animation for television, film and video games over the past 15 years. Erica is known for being active in the autistic community, supporting her fan’s challenges and triumphs. She has voiced over 10 characters in the 5 YU-GI-OH series, making her the only voice actress to appear in all 5 series, including such characters as: Mai Valentine, Akiza Izinski, Dark Magician Girl, Rally Dawson and Cathy Catherine. Over the years she has voiced over 50 characters and various Pokemon on POKEMON including: Nurse Joy, Fantina, Bianca, Grace, Meloetta, Pidove, Panchum, Sylveon, Tapukoko, and many more. Other notable roles include: Monkey D. Luffy in ONE PIECE, Blaze the Cat and Wave the Swallow from the SONIC video games, the legendary Emma Frost in Joss Whedon’s Stop Motion Comic ASTONISHING X-MEN, Faragonda, Icy the Witch, Piff, Daphne, Galatea, Squonk and Critty from WINX CLUB, Lyserg from SHAMAN KING, Rai and Komorka from TAI CHI CHASERS, Bridgette Verdant (Lettuce) from MEW MEW POWER, Olgariki from GO GO RIKI, Shiho from AH! MY GODDESS, Scarlet Claw in CUTIE HONEY, from the makers of THE TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE, The Spirit of the Mountain (role shared with Sean Schemmel), in THE BOY WHO WANTED TO BE A BEAR, The Witch in the Cannes Film Festival’s LITTLE LONG NOSE and many more titles. Select newer roles and releases include: YOUR NAME, GUNDAM SEED and GUNDAM DESTINY (role to be announced), Melissa Trail in YU-GI-OH Arc V, Akemi in ZETMAN, Yurika Yamagiwa in PSYCHIC SCHOOL WARS, Zarafa in ZARAFA, Nagako Aoki in MAI MAI MIRACLE and her newest role to hit Saturday morning, Astoria Rapunzel on Nickelodeon’s fantastical REGAL ACADEMY. The second seasons is now airing on Nick Jr. Erica recently recorded a song as the character of Elita in Signe Baumane’s new animated feature with Cameron Monaghan and Emma Kenney of SHAMELESS and Matthew Modine of STRANGER THINGS, coming out in 2018 titled, MY LOVE AFFAIR WITH MARRIAGE. She also just starred as Betsy in an episode of the award winning podcast, THE TRUTH, featured on suchshows as ALL THINGS CONSIDERED and THIS AMERICAN LIFEamong others. Erica is currently working on Dan’s Green’s much anticipated audiodrama, CROSSING THE GODS as Dominea. Erica recently took over the role of Wobbuffet for POKEMON SUN AND MOON. In addition to the several POKEMON, SONIC and ONE PIECE video games she has worked on, Erica has also voiced characters in several other video game titles such as: SHADOW HEARTS: FROM THE NEW WORLD, WHITE DAY, LITTLEST PET SHOP, DUNGEON HUNTER V, JUST CAUSE 3, SUPER SMASH BROS., INSECTICIDE, and many more. As a theater and musical theater actress, Erica has also appeared on Broadway, Off-Broadway and regionally and sings on the original cast recordings of JANE EYRE, SHOUT! THE MOD MUSICAL and a bunch of other concept albums. Erica has won a SALT award for MY MOTHER’S LESBIAN JEWISH WICCAN WEDDING and an Outstanding Acting Performance Award in the 2014 ZED FEST FILM FESTIVAL for the television pilot, ZOM-COM, playing opposite Dan Deluca and Sonic actor, Jason Griffith. Her greatest gift to this world is her role as mother of her two babes. You can see what she’s up to on her fan page: https://www.facebook.com/Erica-Schroeder-164914246916696/. You can find her on Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/ericaschroedervoiceactress/ You can see more listed anime titles and roles at: http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/Erica-Schroeder/
Erica SchultzDaredevil, Forgotten Home, M3
Erica Schultz is on a roll. A uniquely gifted writer she is best known for 2018’s DAREDEVIL Annual and the award-winning, creator-owned series M3 with artist Vicente Alcázar. Her latest work is Bylines In Blood from AfterShock Comix co-written with Van Jensen with art by Aneke, follows the Ringo Award nominated, urban fantasy series FORGOTTEN HOME published by ComiXology Originals/Vices Press with artist Marika Cresta. In 2016, she was chosen by DC Comics to participate in the pilot program of their Talent Development Workshop, collaborating with artist Sonny Liew on a well-received HAWKGIRL story. She has written for Marvel, DC, Dynamite, 2000AD, and Action Lab, as well as contributed to multiple anthologies including Image Comics’ WHERE WE LIVE for the victims of the Las Vegas shooting (nominated for a 2019 Eisner Award) and THE 27 CLUB: A COMICS ANTHOLOGY published by Red Stylo Media and Action Lab Danger Zone (nominated for a 2016 Harvey Award). Erica is a writing instructor at The Kubert School in New Jersey and a lettering instructor for ComicsExperience.com.
Jamal IgleCancelled will be at BACC March 25-26 2023
Jamal Igle is the recipient of the 2011 Inkpot Award for outstanding achievement in Comic Art. He is writer/artist/Creator of <strong>MOLLY DANGER </strong>for Action Lab Entertainment, the co-creator of <strong>VENTURE</strong> with <strong>Dynamo 5 </strong>creator/writer Jay Faerber, and the penciller/ co-creator of <strong>THE WRONG EARTH</strong> with writer and Editor in Chief, Tom Peyer for Ahoy Comics. Jamal is a comic industry veteran whose detailed pencils have graced books as varied as <strong><em>The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass,</em></strong> the all-ages action miniseries <em>"Race Against Time"</em> as well as mainstream hits such as G.I.Joe, Iron Man, Spider-Man, and Green Lantern. Jamal has served as the series artist for popular runs on Firestorm the Nuclear Man, Nightwing, and Tangent: Superman's Reign, Superman, Supergirl and Zatanna for DC Comics, Noble Causes for Image Comics, and a four-issue run on New Warriors for Marvel Comics.Jamal recently completed the sequels to the hit series BLACK called <strong>WHITE </strong>from Black Superpowers/ Black Mask Studios, and <strong>THE WRONG EARTH: NIGHT AND DAY</strong>, <strong>THE</strong> <strong>MYSTERIOUS MICRO-FACE </strong>for NPR Planet Money and <strong>MILESTONES IN HISTORY </strong>for DC Comics. Currently, Jamal is working with legendary Batman writer <strong>SCOTT SNYDER </strong>on his new creator-owned series, <strong>DUDLEY DATSON AND THE FOREVER MACHINE </strong>for Comixology.
Jessica DiGiovanniTransformers Cyberverse, Transformers War of Cybertron
Jessica’s is best known as the voice of WINDBLADE in the Netflix series, “Transformers: Cyberverse” and the video game “Transformers: Battlegrounds” and as Arcee in Netflix’s “Transformers: War for Cybertron”. In addition to voicing those Iconic Transformers, Jessica voices Gray and Cosmos in “Transformers: Cyberverse” and Valentina, Spica, Hawkeye, Vladamir and Loel in the video game “Exos Heroes”.
Jim SterankoS.H.I.E.L.D., Captain America, Shadows, Chandler, Nick Fury
A legend in his own time Jim Steranko changed the direction of comic book art in the 1960's. This master needs no introduction, he is simply the best. http://www.thedrawingsofsteranko.com/aghp.html
Johnny DesjardinsAlternate Cover Master: Spiderman, Batman, Red Sonja
Johnny Desjardins is a freelance painter working in oils, acrylic, watercolor and gouache. An alternate cover master, Johnny D started his career with David Finch doing backgrounds on Marvel Comic's: Ultimatum series. From there he started working exclusively for Dynamite Entertainment with his first book Red Sonja #50. Several covers later for books such as Robocop, Kato and The Green Hornet: When Blood Ties series premiered Johnny D had gained a reputation as an extraordinary visionary artist.
Jon RoscettiThe Venture Bros, Our Cartoon President
Jon Roscetti is a New York City-based visual storyteller with over 17 years of experience in animation and live-action storyboarding, comics, illustration, and design. A graduate of New York’s School of Visual Arts, Jon’s credits include the cult-hit series The Venture Bros. for Adult Swim/Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon's "Blaze and The Monster Machines," "Our Cartoon President" produced by Stephen Colbert, Evil Ink Comics’ "The Amory Wars" created by Coheed & Cambria’s Claudio Sanchez and published by BOOM! Studios, and the Marvel Ultimate Comics: Absolute Carnage animated motion-comic. In 2020 Jon joined the roster of artists at Magnus Arts Group managed by Chris Allo.
Jordan Di RenzoPrometheus in Chains, Disciple, (B covers) Rise of Dracula
Jordan Di Renzo, professional illustrator and content creator. A Long Island native, studied sequential illustration under some of the best mentors in the industry SCAD (Savannah). Graduated in 2017, (bachelor's degree in illustration) and moved back to NY. Since then has been working as a freelance illustrator for many projects including comics and fantasy content creation <div> <span style="color: #000000; font-family: Arial;">B covers 4,5,6 "Rise of Dracula" published by Source Point Press.</span> <span style="color: #000000; font-family: Arial;">Pencils and inks for "Prometheus in Chains" Written by Richard Davis</span> <span style="color: #000000; font-family: Arial;"> Pencils and inks for "Disciple" Written by Todd Mathy </span> </div>
Keith WilliamsThe Phantom, Silver Surfer, Thor, Harlem Hellfighters
Keith Williams, comic book inker, enrolled in the School of Visual Arts in New York City from 1976 to 1980. Majored in Media Arts and studied under Will Eisner, the creator of the Spirit comic strip. He received a Bachelor of Fine Art. With the help of Marvel comic book artist and mentor Don Perlin, Keith started working for Marvel Comics in 1982 as a background inker. He worked for inkers including Joe Sinnott and Mike Esposito. At Marvel, he became the first John Romita Raider, an art correction group. Keith later became an assistant editor under Jim Owlsley (Christopher Priest) on the Spider-Man group of books. The two became the first all black editorial team in Marvel's history. He later became John Byrne's background artist on Alpha Flight, The Hulk, Superman and Action Comics. Keith began inking regularly with the Web of Spider-Man, which lasted for four years. In between that time and after he worked on many other books at Marvel. Some of which were The Silver Surfer, She-Hulk with John Byrne, Warlock, Quasar with Greg Capullo, Star Trek and the X-men. At Dark Horse Comics, The Mask and Walter with artist Doug Manke and Star Wars Droids. At DC Comics, Superman, and the Lobo/ Mask graphic novel with Doug Manke. For Valiant, he worked on Quantum and Woody and the covers of X-O Man. At Moonstone Comics, The Kolchak Night Stalker Chronicles, Buckaroo Banzai and Domino Lady. For ten years he had worked on The Phantom for King Features Syndicate. And at Avatar Press he inked Lady Death and Crossed covers. A Crossed webisode comic, "Wish You Were Here" and the cover and interiors of the comic book Uber. He has also inked Avatar Press' published graphic novel Max Brook's Harlem Hellfighters. And has inked over Ron Frenz pencils for Marvel's Thor the Worthy one shot book. He is now working on Boglin Trading cards and has become an artist for Power Comic Inc.
Khoi PhamX-Men, Teen Titans, Spider-Man, X-Factor
<div class="guest-bio"> Khoi is an artist and mentor. His artworks include DC’s Teen Titans, Marvel’s Mighty Avengers, X-Men Legacy, Scarlet Spider, Spider-Man, Daredevil, Chaos War, Incredible Hercules, Gambit, Mighty Thor, X-Factor, and Topcow’s Cyberforce. He has done numerous cover illustrations for various publications. As a mentor Khoi offers a path to becoming a successful artist, that comes from "mastering confidence". "Mentoring is us working together to discover, instill, and grow that confidence that we all need to achieve the life we want as artists. We achieve that through listening, supporting, and being accountable. We also achieve that through patience and consistent effort over a long period of time." </div>
Kristen Rae MyersMarauders, Hear Me, The Guest House
Kristen Rae Myers is an American actress known for Marauders (2016) , HEAR ME and The Guest House (2016) .
Kyle WillisVarient Covers Spider Man, Venom, Deadpool
Kyle Willis is a Florida based artist first published in Spin Magazine in 2009 with covers for Image Comics, Scout Comics, Orange Cone and several indie and self-published titles. Creator of Pouches, inventor of the Acid Drip style, currently focusing on collage and mosaic work, breathing new life into damaged comics.
Levi JamesCosplay Master, best FX winner NYCC, MOJO
<div dir="auto">Levi James is an award winning cosplayer, prop builder, foam smith and costume designer. He is also one half of MASKED DAD WORKSHOP. (Dads that build cosplay projects and sell eva foam and cosplay supplies)He is known for Epic comic accurate builds and is the THING on the New York City Fantastic Four. He is also known for his BETA RAY BILL cosplay.</div> <div dir="auto">He garnered a best F/X win at 2022 NYCC for his build of X-men villain MOJO.</div>
Origin of PlayThe History of Video Games Free Play All Day
Take a trip through the history of our favorite couch sport, video games with Origin of Play Games genres from classic arcade to the new Esports titles and virtual reality. Different game types from original Mario all the way to Fortnite.
Peace and Tha Gata NegrraMC, Dancers, Hosts of BACC Contests
Our partner entertainers, <a href="https://www.instagram.com/tha_gata_negrra/">@Tha_Gata_Negrra</a> and Peace Moore, will host our 1st ever Big Apple Christmas Con Ugly Sweater Contest and judge the BACC Cosplay contest Peace is your Party host/MC , fitness instructor, dancer for Tha Gata Negrra , housemusic enthusiast. <a href="http://www.supremelordoftherumpus.com">Supreme Lord of the Rumpus</a>.
Reilly BrownCancelled will be at BACC March 25-26 2023
<h3 class="subheading guest-known-for">Deadpool, Spider-Man, Power Play, Batman</h3> New Jersey native Reilly Brown is a top selling comic artist and writer for DC comics, Marvel Comics and Line Webtoon. He's known for bringing a sense of character and personality to the projects that he works on, balancing a combination of light-hearted humor, with fast paced superhero action. Best known for his work on several DEADPOOL titles, Reilly has also lent his talents to series such as Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN among others, as well as creator-owned comics like POWER PLAY and OUTRAGE. Reilly currently lives in West Orange with his wife and two children.
Rich DavisCult of Dracula, Rise of Dracula
Rich Davis is the writer and creator of the underground horror sensation "Cult of Dracula" and “Rise of Dracula” from Source Point Press. His first book, “Cult of Dracula’’, was a 2021 Top 100 comic and all-time best seller for Source Point Press. In a short period of time, he has built a reputation in the comic book industry as an innovator with a tireless work ethic. His first comic "Cult of Dracula" has sold more than 50,000 units and has been optioned by Sure Pictures for film and Television development.
Ryan AndesGrimlock and Shockwave in Transformers: Cyberverse
Ryan Andes graduated from SFSU in 2004 with a degree in Opera and Theatre. He came to NYC in 2005 to follow in his grandfather Keith Andes’ footsteps as a professional performer. While he worked as a bartender, he did indy theatre and booked small roles on the New York soaps before booking his first Broadway show, Big Fish, in 2013. After that, he began booking guest star roles in TV, including Person of Interest, Elementary, The Path, and YOU. He also was cast as a dancing, singing pirate in NBC's Peter Pan, Live! Soon after, he made contacts in the NY anime world and booked his first VA jobs for Yu Gi Oh and Pokemon. He then landed the roles of both Grimlock and Shockwave when the new <em>Transformers: Cyberverse</em> was being created. Since then, he has done a ton of work as voice actor, working as a professional dub artist for multiple cartoons and anime, and doing voices for video games. He also is a pro dub artist for foriegn live action films, including The 800 and Nelly Rapp. He is recently back onstage working on a brand new musical called Other World, designed by the WETA workshop, which will be coming to Broadway in 2023.
Scott SchiaffoClerks, The Garden State, Vulgar, Clerks III
Scott is best known as the "Chewlies Gum Guy" from Kevin Smith's 1994 independent cult classic "Clerks", a role he will reprise in Smith's much anticipated sequel film <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uD3n3GM3Z_0">Clerks III </a>with Brian O'Halloran and Rosario Dawson. Schiaffo is an actor/musician who plays guitar, keyboards, bass, and harmonica. He has appeared in several feature films as well as many shorts since his big screen debut in the seminal cult comedy "Clerks". He's appeared alongside Michael DeLorenzo in "The Garden State", Selma Blair in "The Broccoli Theory" and Ethan Suplee in "Vulgar" Scott was featured in the View Askew produced - Lions Gate distributed motion picture "Vulgar". "Vulgar" has gone on to become one of Lions Gate's most controversial releases to date.
Sy BarryThe Phantom, Strange Adventure, Detective Comics
Sy Barry was born March 12, 1928 in New York City. Although his body of work spans seven decades, Sy is probably best known for his work on <em>The Phantom</em> comic strip, which he illustrated for over 30 years. After completing his studies, his first freelance job was for Famous Funnies. Then it was on to DC comics, Marvel Comics, Ziff Davis Publications, Hillman Publications, and Lev Gleason Publications. Some of the titles he worked on included <em>Strange Adventures, Action Comics, Detective Comics, Young Romances, Girls Romances, Crime Does Not Pay</em>, and more. In addition to his significant contribution to comics, he also collaborated on a series of advertising pamphlets and children’s books. https://sybarry.com/
Ted DiBiaseWWE Hall Of Fame professional wrestler
Ted DiBiase is a WWE Hall Of Fame professional wrestler, best known for his role as the villainous “Million Dollar Man” of the World Wrestling Federation (now known as WWE). Having been raised by his wrestler father, “Iron” Mike DiBiase, who he admired greatly, Ted chose to follow in his Dad’s footsteps. After receiving honors in high school football and going to West Texas State college on a football scholarship, Ted became a professional wrestler in the summer of 1975. Ted paid his dues in the early years of his wrestling career, traveling thousands of miles by car, spending many nights in less than luxurious hotels, and making little money. His big break came in the spring of 1987 when he headed for New York and the WWF to become the “Million Dollar Man”. It was from here that his career skyrocketed. Ted literally traveled the world with the WWF, wrestling in some of the biggest venues in the world. Places like Madison Square Garden, The Superdome, The Skydome, The Tokyo Dome, and Wembley Stadium, all became familiar places to Ted. After six years with the WWF, seeing his likeness made into action figures, characters in video games and his face on everything from T-shirts to pin-ball machines, he ended his active career at the end of 1993 due to a neck injury. He then went on to be a ringside manager and commentator with the WWF from 1994 to the fall of 1996. During that time he managed such wrestling superstars as “Stone” Cold Steve Austin and Bam Bam Bigelow. Ted finished his career working for Ted Turner owned World Championship Wrestling (WCW) from the Fall of 1996 to the Fall of 1999, spending a total of twenty-five years in the industry. As he was ending his wrestling career, Ted was already turning his talents elsewhere and looking to the future. Today, after authoring a book about his life entitled Every Man Has His Price, Ted is a full time evangelist and motivational speaker. Officially ordained into the ministry, he is speaking to church congregations, youth groups, men’s meetings, corporate businesses, and in public schools and universities all over the world. In the past six years he has spoken to hundreds of thousands of people, young and old alike. In addition, Ted is also a spokesperson for and board member of The Sunshine Foundation. This organization grants wishes to terminally ill and handicapped children.
Tiffany ShepisAbominable, The Hazing, Sharknado, Frankenstein Syndrome
Tiffany Julia Shepis, an NYC native, got her start in James Gunn's (<em>Guardians of the Galaxy</em>) <em>Tromeo and Juliet</em> when she was just 16 years old. Since then Tiffany has made over 100 independent films. Most notably the SYFY hit <em>Abominable,</em> the late night fan favorite <em>The Hazing</em>, After dark horror fests <em>Nightmare Man</em>, Sundance' <em>The Violent Kind</em>, as well as The multi award winning <em>The Frankenstein Syndrome</em> and the mega cult hit <em>Sharknado 2</em>! Tiffany continues to work as an actress, host and producer and is constantly on fan favorite lists such as Playboys top sexiest scream queens.
Tiffany ShepisCancelled will be at BACC March 25-26 2023
Scream Queen, Tiffany Julia Shepis got her start in James Gunn (<em>Guardians of the Galaxy</em>) Tromeo and Juliet when she was just 16 years old. A life long New Yorker, since then Tiffany has made over 100 independent films. Most notably the SYFY hit <em>Abominable</em>, the late night fan favorite <em>The Hazing</em>, After dark horror fests <em>Nightmare Man, Sundance' The Violent Kind</em>, as well as The multi award winning <em>The Frankenstein Syndrome</em> and the mega cult hit <em>Sharknado 2</em>! Tiffany continues to work as an actress, host and producer and is constantly on fan favorite lists such as Playboys top sexiest scream queens.
Travis ArtzTransformers: Cyberverse, Becoming Jiff
Travis Artz is best known as the voice of Hot Rod on <em>Transformers: Cyberverse</em> (Cartoon Network, Netflix). He has stepped in as the voice of Henry Danger in <em>Henry Danger: Crime Warp</em> and provided voiceover for Nickelodeon, Sprint, and Subway, among others. He can be seen on camera in the comedy series <em>Becoming Jiff</em> (Amazon Prime). As a singer/songwriter and musician, Travis writes and performs music with his band, baby chemist. Follow him @TravArtz on TikTok and Instagram.
Tyran RichardNever Back Down, Playboy, Sports Triva Challenge
Tyran Richard is an American model who is the Playboy Playmate of the Month for March 2007. She co-hosted the game show Sports Trivia Challenge, and appeared on the Discovery Channel’s Sons of Guns. She has also appeared in the movie Never Back Down.