Allegriana first entered the con scene in 2008 as “The Chainmail Chick”, a fantasy art and pinup model best known for her impressively impractical wardrobe of metal bikinis. Since then, she’s branched out into producing art and costumes of her own: in addition to her cosplay, she is a frequent collaborator with the studios of Organic Armor as well as leather company Ribbons and Rivets. Allegriana currently attends numerous events each year as a promotional model, guest speaker, costume contest judge, and workshop host, and has won several costume and prop contests. She continues to model, creating artwork and prints from her photoshoots, and has appeared in books, video skits, event trailers, ads, paintings, and her costume work has been seen on the Discovery Channel. You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and her website.
Allison of AllieCat Cosplay is a Georgia based Cosplayer who started her journey in 2010, creating over 40 Cosplay Costumes, and earning Best in Show cosplay awards in several competitions. She is best known for her Armor builds, passion for makeup, and adorning animal ears whenever possible. AllieCat has become a model cosplayer by using her platform to promote Body Positivity, Race Equality, respect for the Arts, and general positivity for the cosplay community itself. Her upbeat personality and genuine desire to share the knowledge she acquired through her time as a cosplayer has accumulated a mass following as a personality. You can currently find AllieCat featured on sites like Kotaku, Fashionably Geek, Complex, and Anime Geek Playland. Standing at 5'10 she can eat her weight in Sushi.
Animator, Recruiter and Consultant Allyssa A Lewis is most noted for her animation on over 75 episodes and promos of FX's Emmy winning series "Archer", NBC's "30 Rock", and Animation Domination. She is also the CEO and Founder of the animation resource and staffing agency, My Animation Life, primarily focusing on the career placement and portfolio enhancement of artist within animation-related industries. Lewis is the Animation Director of re:imagine/ATL, and on the Advisory Board of ASIFA South.
Charlet Chung is a Japanese/Korean-American television and film actor who is also the voice of D.Va from Blizzard Entertainment’s OVERWATCH and Seraph from CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III. Her extensive list of on-screen credits include appearances on truTV’s FAMELESS, Netflix’s GRACE AND FRANKIE and FreeForm’s MYSTERY GIRLS, just to name a few. In 2017, Charlet will be a series regular on an upcoming animated series as well as a main character in 3 video games that are releasing throughout the year. Visit Charlet on the web on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and her website https://www.charletchung.com/.
Born to create, Chris Bivins is one of the rising artistic talents in the entertainment industry. Starting in the video slot machine gaming field, Chris has created characters and animations for more than 50 plus titles, such as “So Hot,” “Dragon Slayer” and “Fire Wolf.” Over the last 10 years, he has branched out into the commercial and film industry, providing storyboard and design work for some of the industry’s leading directors. Some of his clients include: Pete Circuitt, (CBS “Yes Virginia,” Sweet Shop/New Zealand), James Gunn, (“Guardians of the Galaxy”) and Greg McLean, (“The Belko Experiment”). In 2007, Bivins received a BFA in Media Arts and Animation from the Art Institute of Atlanta. Other clients include H2, SAP, Passion Pictures, Disney, Pinnacle, White Wolf, MGM Studios and Universal Pictures.
Darth Cleavage (AKA Jen Belgin) is self-professed #CostumeEnabler and a maker of ALL THE COSTUME THINGS! She really mean all of them, too. Props, accessories, sewing projects, weird musical instruments composed from random household items, armor, helmets... she does it all. With a new series of tutorials and livestreams she also now has the opportunity to share her growing skillset of tips, tricks, and happy accidents with the cosplay community at large. While her origins are firmly rooted in Star Wars, Ms. Cleavage also does pieces from Destiny, Fallout, Stargate, and particularly enjoys the challenge of new genres and custom commissions. You can check out more of Darth's work on her Facebook and her website.
We are happy to welcome another Crystal Gem, Deedee Magno Hall, currently the voice of Pearl on Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe! Her theater credits include: If/Then (Broadway & US National Tour), “Kim” Miss Saigon (Broadway, 2nd US National Tour & Asian Tour), “Nessarose” Wicked (1st US National Tour), “Mrs. Walker” The Who’s Tommy & Mama Bares “Once Upon A Play Date” Concert (East West Players) and in TV & Film: Original cast of Disney Channel’s New Mickey Mouse Club, Third Watch, Dellaventura, Rear Window, Sister Act 2. She was an original member of Hollywood Records’ pop group, The Party, & Co-founder of mommy singing group, Mama Bares. Follow her on her personal twitter @DeedeeMagnoHall & band twitter @Mama_Bares or instagram @deedeemagnohallofficial
Drac Thalassa has been a YouTuber for almost a decade now, reviewing zany toys and building a unique brand of Fun-ctional prop blasters. With over 178 Million hits on youtube and an audience over 400,000 strong, he holds the world record for largest toy pistol fight in history and travels the world bringing foamy destruction wherever he goes. His Atlanta-based workshop provides armaments to larpers and dreamers alike, whatever their needs may be. You can follow him on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitch.
Eric Dotson is a creator/artist/inker/musician and co-founder of About Time Comics, an independent comic book publisher in Georgia, with long time friend and artist Lee Jiles. Serving as primary inker for About Time Comics, Eric has worked on the company's main titles- Godsend (Supernatural/Superhero), In Flight Service (Flight Attendent/Secret Agent) and Dreamer (Sci-Fi/Action). In addition, he provides inks/pencils for comics and pinups for other independent creators such as Marc Fletcher's The Doorknob Society and Adam Zero, Jeff Todd's A Redneck's Guide series, J.R. Mounts' Fried Pickle Noir. He also has been successfully producing his sketchcard creations called Roundlings (character drawings based on circles).
With nearly 20 years of cosplay under her belt Gabi has your back when it comes to questions. She was around when wigs only came in 5 day-glo colors, your choice in fabric was cotton or satin, you took your own photos, and built your own cosplay site. So she knows how the make the best of a costume situation with the worst materials and then photograph it well enough to show it off. In fact most of her awards are for attention to detail. Her works can be seen in shorts for That Guy With the Glasses and Atlanta Zombie Apocalypse. Gabi is all about anime crafting for fun but if you want to talk about historical or scifi stuff she's down with that too. She keeps a running tab of her costumes as well as other projects over at her website and twitter as @EienAi.
Geekspace Gwinnett is a makerspace located in Lawrenceville, Georgia, serving Gwinnett County and beyond. It is a nonprofit organization where makers from all disciplines, including cosplayers, can gather to tinker and develop their creative talents across various platforms, initiatives, and projects. Members’ experiences range from game development, wood-working, metal fabrication, various engineering backgrounds, forging metal, costume design, painting, and the list goes on. Follow them on Social Media: Geekspace Website, Meetup, Facebook, Instagram.
Greg Burnham is a Children’s Book Author, and Co-creator/writer of Tuskegee Heirs. His passion for history is only matched by his fire to inspire children to reach higher heights. By day, Greg works in finance, coaches basketball and raises his two children. By night, he, along with Marcus Williams form the duo that has brought Tuskegee Heirs to life. Find Greg on Social Media at: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter.
Discovered by Funimation warhorse and visionary ADR director Christopher Bevins, who cast him as Rikichi in 2005’s Samurai 7, Tatum’s inexplicable luck has held long enough to see his flag hoisted on a slew of dream roles, most notably Kyoya Otori in the hit English language dub of Ouran High School Host Club, suave, demonic Sebastian Michaelis in Black Butler and the equal parts maniacal/vulnerable Okabe Rintarou from Steins;Gate. Other characters the man still can’t believe he’s had the crazy good fortune to play include: Doumeki in XXXHolic, Jiro Mochizuki in Black Blood Brothers, Isaac Dian in Baccano!, Both God Eneru and Dalton in the new dub of One Piece, Komui Lee in D-Gray Man, Dororo in Sgt. Frog, the titular loveable savage of Heroic Age, Ryosuke Takahashi in Initial D, Lawrence Kraft in Spice and Wolf, Zarbon in Dragon Ball Z Kai, Scar in Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood, and Sir Hammerlock in the videogame juggernaut Borderlands 2.
Eric Jarman has always been a tinkerer and DIY’er, but it wasn’t until an incredibly over-zealous Halloween in 2007 that he discovered that prop building and fabrication was what he wanted to do with my life. Armed with an art degree and a desire to learn, he spent his evenings for the past 9 years in a sweltering workshop making dust and noise, learning the craft. Finally in 2016, after watching several of my his find stellar success in the industry, he took the plunge into full-time prop-making. Most of his work has been centered around video game and movie franchises, but the process of taking something as simple as a napkin sketch and developing it into a fully fledged physical item has always been the driving force behind my shop; regardless of the genre.
Jeremy Whitley is a comic book writer and creator from Durham, North Carolina. His creator owned series "Princeless" has won a number of prestigious awards including the Glyph Awards and Amelia Bloomer Prize, as well as being twice nominated for Eisner Awards. It's spinoff, "Raven: The Pirate Princess" has been widely praised as a great action fantasy series that does representation right, featuring both leads of color and LGBT leads. In addition to his creator owned work, Jeremy has also worked for Marvel Comics, IDW, and Action Lab Comics. He has co-written Marvel's flagship "All-New All-Different Avengers" with Mark Waid and is currently writing "The Unstoppable Wasp" for Marvel. He has also been a frequent contributor to IDW's "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic" comics.
With over 150 credits to his name, Jerry Jewell can be heard in a wide variety of shows. He’s probably best known for his roles as Kyo Sohma in Fruits Basket, Jimmy Kudo in Case Closed, Barry the Chopper/Number 66 in Fullmetal Alchemist, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Claire Stanfield in Baccano!, Russia in Hetalia: Axis Powers, and Lau in Black Butler. Recent roles include Aion in Show By Rock!!, Momotaro Mikoshiba in Free! Eternal Summer, Yuma Isogai in Assassination Classroom and most recently Kusuo Saiki in (The) Disastrous Life of Saiki K and Victor Nikiforov in Yuri!!! on Ice.
Joe Karg an illustrator who has worked on cartoons like Archer and Chozen for FX as well as live actions shows like Halt and Catch Fire for AMC. He currently freelance full time and his clients include Comedy Central and Judd Apatow Productions. Born in Scranton, Pa (home of The Office) Joe is no stranger to comedy. After performing standup for two years, he slipped into the background where he continue to work for the biggest comedians in the world by creating show posters, album covers and any other such branding for these performers. When he's not freelancing, Joe teaches animation courses at The Art Institute of Atlanta.
A native Texan and avid anime fan, Josh Grelle has been working in voice work for over 10 years. After starting with ADV Films in January 2004, Josh was quickly bombarded with tons of in-booth experience on a wide range of shows, including Wedding Peach, Steam Detectives, 009-1, and the legendary Gatchaman. He began working for FUNimation Entertainment in 2006. Since then, he has starred in numerous titles; his most famous being Kenichi in Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple. Other roles include Armin in Attack on Titan, Kyohei in the Wallflower, Kouichi in Linebarrels of Iron, Yuki in Future Diary, Itsuki in Initial D, and Kuranosuke in Princess Jellyfish. More recent roles include Chow from Starship Troopers: Invasion, Nicky in Mass Effect: Paragon Lost, Kazuya Aoi in Freezing, Yuji Sakai in Shakugan no Shana, Akihisa Yoshii in Baka and Test, and Komatsu in Toriko.
Kamikaze is an award winning scifi comic forged from equal parts passion, talent, and geekery. The story follows a young courier desperate for a better life who collides with a mysterious covert operation when a critical mission is blown. Inspired by a deep appreciation for animation, character driven storylines and rich world building the series is an ongoing action-packed tale with an intimate dramatic heart. It's three creators, Alan & Carrie Tupper and Havana Nguyen work every week to bring their vision to life one over-ambitious page at a time.
An award-winning cosplayer, freelance artist, model, and gamer, Kay Bear is a personality new to the cosplay world! Starting her cosplay journey May of 2015, Kay Bear has created over 25 costumes in this short time, quickly gained a large online following and traveled to numerous conventions around the U.S displaying her craft and interacting with fans. From makeup, sewing, prop fabrication, prosthetics, to painting, Kay Bear proves she can tackle it all. Well known for her attention to detail and extreme accuracy, she has also been an avid spokesperson by using her platform to speak out about equality issues within the cosplay and gaming community. She strives to prove that you can do something you love, regardless of skin color, gender, body shape, age or etc.
Your friendly neighborhood artist, Marcus is an American Illustrator and currently the creator and artist behind comic projects Tuskegee Heirs and Super Natural. Stationed in Atlanta, Ga, he spends most of his time toiling away late nights on everything from illustrating children’s books, comic art, to random character commissions and more. A proud father of two, he somehow manages to steal enough time to create loads of artwork and check homework. Follow him on his Website.
Michaela Dietz is a Korean-American performer and voice over actress whose credits include: Steven Universe (Amethyst), Barney & Friends (Riff), and Grand Theft Auto V. We are happy to welcome her to her first MomoCon in 2017!
Mike Reiss is an American television comedy writer. He served as a show-runner, writer and producer for the animated series The Simpsons and co-created the animated series The Critic. He created and wrote the webtoon Queer Duck and has also worked on screenplays including: Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, The Simpsons Movie and My Life in Ruins.
Creepy Pasta is the new Urban Legend. Horror stories and experiences from around the internet are crawling out of the wood work and coming to your ears from one specific voice. MrCreepyPasta, horror story teller of YouTube, is a well known voice for such famous horror characters such as Jeff the Killer, Smile.Dog and Eyeless Jack. He started 4 year ago and over that time the Creepy Pasta narrators have grown exponentially over the years to becoming a staple in the YouTube community and in the horror genre.
Overworld Designs is the ongoing art project of local Atlanta artist and educator Michelle Sleeper to bring video games, comics, and movies to life through detailed cosplays and easy to understand tutorials. Since 2011, Overworld Designs has built incredible art and shared the process from beginning to end. You can follow OverworldDesigns on Facebook.
Rob has voiced beloved characters in several iconic animated series: Yakko Warner in Animaniacs and Carl Wheezer in Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius, but may be best known to animation fans the world over as the voice of the boisterous and energetic laboratory mouse Pinky in two hit series Steven Spielberg Presents Pinky and The Brain and Pinky, Elmyra, and The Brain for Warner Brothers.
Shelby Rabara is an actress and voice over artist from Orange County, CA. She is the voice of Peridot on Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe and can be seen playing Heidi on her new show, “Me and My Grandma” alongside Rhea Perlman and Eva Gutowski which debuts in February 2017 on YouTube Red. Shelby can also be seen on Amazon’s GOLIATH, MTV’s Awkward, The Mindy Project, and 2 Broke Girls.
Chris is a master cutter/draper, tailor, and textile expert working in the Atlanta TV and film industry, and one of the few true cutter/fitters in the area. His credits include: The Walking Dead, Sleepy Hollow, The Originals, Constantine, and several others. He has a background of more than 15 years of experience in theaters across the eastern seaboard, including a Broadway run on the 2009 revival of Finian's Rainbow. Chris specializes in period costume and menswear, and is among the top period costume specialists in the area. You can check out his work on his Facebook page.
Whimsical Capt'n J, head of the Everyman Armory, is a spastic force of cosplay nature absorbed equally in building as much as becoming the characters he embodies. His passion for cosplay developed from a need to express himself creatively, combined with a passion for building and assembling found objects, and proceeded to evolve into a business over the last five years. Self trained in foamsmithing, sewing, vacu-forming, molding, 3d printing and more; Capt'n J is always looking for a new skill to add to his building repertoire. Whimsical Capt'n J seeks to be a resource to upcoming builders and encourages all open minds with questions to ask away!