Afua Richardson is an award-winning American comic book creator, best known for her work on Kodansha's Attack on Titan Anthology, Marvel's Black Panther World of Wakanda, and Dc Comic's All Star Batman. You can see her work at AfuaRichardson.com
Allegriana first entered the con scene in 2008 as “The Chainmail Chick”, a fantasy art and pinup model best known for her impressively impractical wardrobe of metal bikinis. Since then, she’s branched out into producing art and costumes of her own: in addition to her cosplay, she is a frequent collaborator with the studios of Organic Armor as well as leather company Ribbons and Rivets. Allegriana currently attends numerous events each year as a promotional model, guest speaker, costume contest judge, and workshop host, and has won several costume and prop contests. She continues to model, creating artwork and prints from her photoshoots, and has appeared in books, video skits, event trailers, ads, paintings, and her costume work has been seen on the Discovery Channel. You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and her website.
Allison of AllieCat Cosplay is a Georgia based Cosplayer who started her journey in 2010, creating over 40 Cosplay Costumes, and earning Best in Show cosplay awards in several competitions. She is best known for her Armor builds, passion for makeup, and adorning animal ears whenever possible. AllieCat has become a model cosplayer by using her platform to promote Body Positivity, Race Equality, respect for the Arts, and general positivity for the cosplay community itself. Her upbeat personality and genuine desire to share the knowledge she acquired through her time as a cosplayer has accumulated a mass following as a personality. You can currently find AllieCat featured on sites like Kotaku, Fashionably Geek, Complex, and Anime Geek Playland. Standing at 5'10 she can eat her weight in Sushi. (photo by Affliction Cosplay Photography)
Animator, Recruiter and Consultant Allyssa A Lewis is most noted for her animation on over 75 episodes and promos of FX's Emmy winning series "Archer", NBC's "30 Rock", and Animation Domination. She is also the CEO and Founder of the animation resource and staffing agency, My Animation Life, primarily focusing on the career placement and portfolio enhancement of artist within animation-related industries. Lewis is the Animation Director of re:imagine/ATL, and on the Advisory Board of ASIFA South.
Andrea Caprotti is an animator, illustrator and cat lover based in Austin, TX. She has worked as a Lead Animator at Rooster Teeth on such shows as RWBY, RWBY Chibi and Red vs. Blue. She has also worked as a 3D Artist at Cartoon Network Games on the Browser-based MOBA game "Adventure Time Battle Party", and a variety of other odd jobs that make for good stories. She is a huge fan of 80s mecha, shoujo, and BL manga.
Blikku is a veteran cosplayer, gamer, YouTube personality and actress from Atlanta, Georgia who has been creating costumes since 2004. Her costumes range from various genres such as comics, anime/manga, video games, and sci-fi, to her own original designs. She has been featured as a cosplayer and model in both online and printed publications, as well as a panelist for several conventions within the southeast which have allowed her to share her passion and knowledge with others. facebook.com/blikkucosplay blikku.com
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.
DrKrazy is a growing Streamer from the suburbs of Atlanta. Known to some as the cosplayer Mighty Matt, he has portrayed Barf the Mawg (Spaceballs), Gragas (League of Legends), and was the Moltar (Space Ghost) in MomoCon 2016's TV and video commercials.
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.
Jennifer Paz is the voice of Lapis Lazuli on Cartoon Network's "Steven Universe." An award winning theatre actor, Jennifer's notable Broadway, regional and international credits include Kim in "Miss Saigon" (1st National US Tour, Helen Hayes Award nominee, Ovation Award Best Actress in a musical), "Les Miserables" (Broadway), the Narrator in "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" (Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre, Broadway Asia Tokyo), "Cinderella" (Cinderella, 5th Ave Theatre), Belle in Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" (Village Theatre), and Cathy in "The Last Five Years" (Ovation Award nomination, East West Players). Jennifer is a co-founding member of singing group "Mama Bares" alongside Deedee Magno Hall (voice of Pearl, "Steven Universe") and most recently released their debut single "So What" available on all digital platforms. Jennifer also released indie album "Every Little Thing" (iTunes, Amazon) under the duo name "Auraganix" with real life partner Anthony Fedorov ("American Idol," "Calling on You," BMI singer/songwriter) inspired by their journey as new parents. Follow her on twitter @jennifer_paz, @mama_
Jeremy Whitley is a comic book writer and creator from Durham, North Carolina. His creator owned series "Princeless" has won a number of prestigious awards including the Glyph Awards and Amelia Bloomer Prize, as well as being twice nominated for Eisner Awards. It's spinoff, "Raven: The Pirate Princess" has been widely praised as a great action fantasy series that does representation right, featuring both leads of color and LGBT leads. In addition to his creator owned work, Jeremy has also worked for Marvel Comics, IDW, and Action Lab Comics. He has co-written Marvel's flagship "All-New All-Different Avengers" with Mark Waid and is currently writing "The Unstoppable Wasp" for Marvel. He has also been a frequent contributor to IDW's "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic" comics.
With over 150 credits to his name, Jerry Jewell can be heard in a wide variety of shows. He’s probably best known for his roles as Kyo Sohma in Fruits Basket, Jimmy Kudo in Case Closed, Barry the Chopper/Number 66 in Fullmetal Alchemist, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Claire Stanfield in Baccano!, Russia in Hetalia: Axis Powers, and Lau in Black Butler. Recent roles include Aion in Show By Rock!!, Momotaro Mikoshiba in Free! Eternal Summer, Yuma Isogai in Assassination Classroom and most recently Kusuo Saiki in (The) Disastrous Life of Saiki K and Victor Nikiforov in Yuri!!! on Ice.
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.
McKenzie Atwood is a Georgia Tech student who has built an online following of thousands from her multimedia work in fandoms like Steven Universe. Her YouTube channel MKatwood is the origin of hilarious and beloved memes such as the Pearl’s Secret Rap Career series. In 2016 she started pursuing voice acting, and is now the voice of Pi Lab's Edwin the Duck. She also is an intern with CN Games in Atlanta where she worked on games like Steven Universe: Soundtrack Attack and Teeny Titans, and she works with the CN Social Media department as well. You can find her on YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, and her official website, http://mkatwood.com.
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!
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.
PixelBash Props is a one-man prop studio run by Adam Greene, an Atlanta-based maker who's been in the cosplay scene since 2007. Over the past ten years he has learned a variety of skills - from sewing to blacksmithing to 3D modeling and CNC fabrication - which he has used to produce props and armor pieces for over a dozen television series and feature films. Social Media: facebook.com/PixelBashProps/ instagram: @PixelBashProps twitch.tv/pixelbashprops/ (Photo via wingedmammal.com)
Rachel Doda is an anime enthusiast, high-five expert, and painter based in Austin, TX. Currently, she’s working on RWBY Vol. 4. story/layout artist at Rooster Teeth (she’s worked previously on RWBY Vol. 3 and Red Vs. Blue: Season 14). She also interned at Frederator Studios for their books department in 2014. Prior to working in the industry, she studied animation at Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, FL. Her first anime crush was Gene Starwind from Outlaw Star.
Mark Zoran, the man behind Razorfly Studios, has been building props and costumes for well over a decade and has earned himself accolades, honors and awards for his work on numerous projects. Razorfly Studios has spent the last few years working closely with production studios creating custom products and solutions for the Film and TV industry. Most notable projects are the Razorfly Replicas of the DeLorean Time Machine, Bumblebee, Barricade, The Bluesmobile, The Black Beauty, and the Jurassic Jeep #18. https://www.facebook.com/RazorflyStudios/
Rob has voiced beloved characters in several iconic animated series: Yakko Warner in Animaniacs and Carl Wheezer in Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius, but may be best known to animation fans the world over as the voice of the boisterous and energetic laboratory mouse Pinky in two hit series Steven Spielberg Presents Pinky and The Brain and Pinky, Elmyra, and The Brain for Warner Brothers.
S3RL has been making music since 2000, starting off making music on the PS1 with “Music 2000” looking up to the likes of Blumchen & Alice Deejay. S3RL’s hard work and dedication would eventually persist when in 2005 Kevin Energy came for a tour down under, S3RL sent him a demo CD and was quickly signed up to New Energy Collective thanks to his track “Transformers”, the first DJ from Queensland to get signed to a major international hardcore label. Even breaking into the top 10 of the commercial charts, a feat that was practically unheard of in the happy hardcore genre, was something S3RL accomplished with his track "Genre Police". S3RL’s growth in recent years has not only just been from the rave scene but from many fans of anime, gaming and pop culture with S3RL writing many tracks about, video games, cosplaying and more.
Samantha Inoue-Harte is an established and varied Entertainment Industry veteran. Samantha is currently acting in the live action adaptation of Battle Angel Alita directed by Robert Rodriguez and producing an animated feature, Tailchaser, an animated Fantasy feline adventure. Samantha is a Producer and Partner at Animetropolis, a boutique transmedia studio that develops and produces compelling cross-cultural creative content with partnering Japanese Anime studios. Samantha is also an accomplished 16 year veteran as a voice actress in over 40 Japanese anime and Video game titles. Samantha’s resume includes non Anime specific work as well. She has been an animator on Kevin Smith’s Clerks: The Lost Episode, Disney’s Lilo & Stitch 2: the Origins of Stitch, Disney’s Villains’ Revenge, Lonestar’s “Mr. Mom” music video, and many more.
Shelby Rabara is an actress and voice over artist from Orange County, CA. She is the voice of Peridot on Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe and can be seen playing Heidi on her new show, “Me and My Grandma” alongside Rhea Perlman and Eva Gutowski which debuts in February 2017 on YouTube Red. Shelby can also be seen on Amazon’s GOLIATH, MTV’s Awkward, The Mindy Project, and 2 Broke Girls.
Space Lion Cosplay is a Tennessee based cosplayer and lifelong nerd. Felicia began attending cons in 2004 and made her first costume in 2010 after being amazed by the creativity and craftsmanship being showcased. From the moment she received her first sewing machine she worked hard to improve, expanding her skillset to include wig styling, make-up application, patterning, garment construction, leatherworking, armor fabrication and more. Whether it’s through costume clubs she’s a member of or during panels or even online, Felicia looks forward to sharing her knowledge and experience with others. She looks forward to learning new skills and supporting the talent of fellow cosplayers. https://www.facebook.com/spacelioncostuming/
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.
Tini Howard started out in comics as a winner of the 2013 Top Cow Talent Hunt, which is a pretty cool way to break in. Her debut comic publication - Magdalena: Seventh Sacrament, was released by Image/Top Cow in December of 2014. Now, she's known for her work on "Power Rangers: Pink" for BOOM! Studios, "Barbie: Starlight", and the upcoming "Magdalena" series from Image/Top Cow. She is also a contributor to Dark Horse's breakout anthology, "The Secret Loves of Geek Girls," featuring the voices of legendary women such as Margaret Atwood. Her creator owned work includes October 2016's "The Skeptics" from Black Mask Studios.
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!