Prop Maker, Costume Fabricator, Robot Builder, Rocket Scientist. These are just a few of the titles that can be applied to Wayne Neumaier. Based out of Huntsville Alabama, aka Rocket City USA, Wayne spends his days designing, building, and testing rocket systems and his evenings blending science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics to push the limits on cosplay and robotics. Among his most well-known creations are Jim Lovell’s Apollo Moon Suit, Mark Watney’s Surface Suit from the Martian, and his three robots; Dalek Braun, R2-D2 Goddard, and BB-8 Weir. You can find more of His works on Facebook and Instagram.
Adam Bryce Thomas is a comic artist who has pencilled for Archie Comics' Sonic Universe, most recently collaborating with Sega on promotional material for the video game Sonic Forces. In addition to drawing comics, Adam spends his free time expressing himself with watercolors and illustration. He is passionate about encouraging young artists and strives to be an approachable, welcoming presence in the comics industry.
Adriana Figueroa (adrisaurus) is a vocalist best known for her popular covers of gaming and animation-related songs on YouTube, where her videos have garnered more than 100 million views. In addition to her work online, she has provided vocals professionally for video games such as SMITE and various indie favourites, working with composers and collaborators internationally. When she isn’t singing her heart out in the studio, she enjoys petting dogs, eating macaroni and cheese, and crying over fictional characters for enjoyment.
Aki, aka akidearest, is an otaku/anime Youtuber with over 1 million subscribers. She creates videos such as skits, rants, parodies, etc. that cover any and everything in the otaku world. After her blowup in 2016 on vocaloid lists and anime related topics, Aki continues to create content that share her love of anime and otaku culture.
AKIOBOY promotes the idea that everyone's the main character of their life story & shouldn't allow society to define who they are. Their logo, characters & videos represents staying young at heart while encouraging people to create themselves like character customization in a video game. AKIOBOY (ah-key-oh-boy) came about when a friend jokingly called Ronnie Moore Jr. (artist/founder) a "man-child" because of the characters he doodled all the time. With that in mind, Ronnie found it comical to name the brand based on that joke. "AKIO" is Japanese for "bright; shining man" which references a smart & focused individual, while "BOY" is ironically used to contradict the former (man-child). Check out their channel for collaborations with Youtube singers such as Caleb Hyles and Twitch performer Raquel Lily.
Alex Ogle is a visual storyteller and freelance artist. Currently illustrating "The Godfather Gang" a graphic novel to be published by Regan Arts. He has illustrated an all ages series called “Hero Cats: Midnight Over Stellar City” published by Action Lab Entertainment. He also freelance illustrates promotional art for Marvel, designs Marvel and Star Wars t-shirts for forfansbyfans.com, and has self-published several successful Comic Book Kickstarter projects.
Allegriana (A-leg-ree-ana) 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, both cosplay and original designs, and her costume work has been seen on the Discovery Channel. Allegriana currently attends events 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, and paintings. Photo by Jarod Kearney. You can follow Allegriana on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
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 well being 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 genuine following as a personality. You can follow her on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Photo Credit - Affliction Cosplay Photography
Animator, Recruiter and Consultant Allyssa A Lewis, most noted for her animation on over 75 episodes and promos of FX's Emmy winning series "Archer", has also produced content for NBC's "30 Rock", i am OTHER, Animation Domination, Apple, ComicCon San Diego, and Captain Planet's Planeteer Movement. Independently, she uses her BFA in animation from Savannah College of Art Design - Atlanta toward experimental animation and mixed media illustration. As the Founder and Executive Director of the animation resource and staffing agency, My Animation Life, she primarily focuses on connecting artists in the animation pipeline with clients. Lewis is the Animation Director of re:imagine/ATL where she works to connect youth with resources and mentorships to amplify their voices through media. She sits on the Board of Directors for ASIFA South, one of the largest international animation societies in the southeastern United States, and is a judge for The EMMY® Awards.
AmaLee is voice actress and vocalist, known as "LeeandLie" on YouTube where she has gained over 1 million subscribers and 350 million views for her English covers of anime and video-game songs. Under the credit name Amanda Lee, she has provided voices for English dubs of anime and video games, such as “Akiho" in Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card, “Crusch Lulu” in Overlord II, “Queen Otohime” in One Piece, and Customizable Female Voice #12 in Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2, among others!
April received her BFA from the School of Art and Design at Kennesaw State University in 2014 and is currently a full-time 2d Illustrator living in Atlanta, Georgia working on Paladins at Hi-Rez Studios. Her past clients include Nickelodeon doing Background Paintings for Spongebob Squarepants and being the lead artist for Puzzles by Joe on Clutter VI. In her free time, she paints pet portraits, Magic Card alters, and commissions of many kinds! Her fine artwork has also been exhibited in multiple Galleries around Atlanta as well as published in Game Informer Magazine and featured in childrens books.
Music Director Arnie Roth is a Grammy-winning artist known for his work with performers including Il Divo, Diana Ross, Jewel, Andrea Bocelli, The Irish Tenors, Charlotte Church, Peter Cetera, Mannheim Steamroller, and Dennis DeYoung. Roth is well known in the world of video game music for his work with Nobuo Uematsu and Square Enix as Music Director and Conductor of the “Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY,” “Dear Friends: music from FINAL FANTASY,” “More Friends: music from FINAL FANTASY,” “VOICES: music from FINAL FANTASY,” as well as his role as Music Director and Conductor of “ PLAY! A Video Game Symphony.” He was the winner of the Best Score Award at the 2003 DVD Premier Awards for his score for the film Barbie™ as Rapunzel and was nominated for an Emmy in 2007 for his original song “Shine” from the movie Barbie™ in The Twelve Dancing Princesses. Roth has produced dozens of best selling CD’s. For more information, visit www.awrmusic.com.
Among the over 200 characters Barbara has voiced, she is most known for creating the voice of Empress Rita Repulsa on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Mother Talzin in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Naota in FLCL, Red Fraggle in the animated Fraggle Rock, Granny Chiyo in Naruto, Lady Vashj in World of Warcraft, Sera and Marie Crystal in Robotech, Darling in Lady and the Tramp II, and Cruella Deville and Cinderella’s Step Mother in Disney-On-Ice. Barbara Goodson's career covers many genres. Recently, Barbara played the Wise Shaman in the indie sci-fi film Home Sweet Home, and can also be seen in the feature Good Satan as Mother Teresa, Cybil in Killer Granny, (Doug Jones's sister) Aunt Eloise in Cruel Will and Olga, The Crazy Landlady in the web series LaLaLand. She just finished playing Rozzie The Mah Jong Lady in an original play (hoping to go to Broadway) called My Mother’s Keeper, and the voice of Grandma in a new Arby’s commercial. She is truly grateful to all the fans that grew up with her and is very excited to meet them all! Barbara will provide the first two autographs and first picture for free at MomoCon 2018, then $30 for item/pic, $50 item+pic combo, $40 audio
You may have first seen Bex Taylor-Klaus in her break-out role as a tough street kid named Bullet in season 3 of AMC's The Killing, CW fans may know her for her role as Sin on Arrow and MTV fans may know her as Audrey on the TV show, Scream, and of course, animated fans know her best as the voice of Pidge on Dreamwork's highly acclaimed reboot of Voltron: Legendary Defender! Since moving to California while still in High School, Bex has also played the roles of Bronwyn in The Last Witchhunter, Amy Meyer on The Librarians, Vivian in Longmire, and Bex in the Season Finale of Glee. With recurring roles of Lex in House of Lies and Teresa in iZombie, fans can look forward to seeing Bex in a recurring role of Dex Reynolds in HBO's Here and Now. Bex will be providing the first autograph free.
"When was the last time you attended a live music performance with a genuine element of risk involved? Combining the dread and daring of a live video game speed run with the spot-on technique of a live band covering the musical accompaniment to everything you're seeing on-screen in real time, Bit Brigade will have you swinging between the two mediums. From thrashing about to live renditions of your favorite stage themes, fingers yearning to the sky in a rock 'n roll parody of sea anemones seeming to silently plead, "Please, feed us more fretboard pyrotechnics!," to being locked in stock-still rapture as the infallible maestro of the d-pad, Noah McCarthy, takes on the final boss and risks his video game life under the threat of intense peer scorn (or the reward of night-long glory and a credits score). No matter the outcome, Bit Brigade must play on until the deed is done - which it always is - on the first (and last) try. Once Noah’s NES buzzes on, there's no turning back." - Metalhead Mike of The Shizz, summer 2011
BrainScratchComms is a group of guys who play videogames online for fun, nerd rage, and the occasional random thought. They'll play just about anything, from the ridiculously awesome to the hilariously bad. If you want to relive the days where you would play games with your siblings, hang out with these four.
Brendan J. LaSalle is a writer, game designer, and author of many FRPG adventures and supplements for Goodman Games, Fat Dragon, Savage Mojo, Hand Made Games, Pandahead Publishing, Troll Lords Games, Dark Tower Games, and others. He is best known as the creator of Xcrawl, the dungeon-adventure-cum-alternative-modern-death-sport he has published since 2002. He lives in Salem MA with his wife, Dr. Lori King.
Brent Black, also known as “Brentalfloss”, is best known on the internet as the creator of the “With Lyrics” YouTube series, where he adds satirical lyrics to classic video game tunes. Since 2008, he has expanded his base of subscribers to over 395,000, released three major albums hitting the top ten on the iTunes comedy and Billboard comedy charts, and has performed all over North America and Europe. He composed the score for the indie game Default Dan, and is the co-creator of the digital party game "Use Your Words." Brentalfloss will be performing Friday night of MomoCon.
Disney, Anime, Broadway, top 40: Caleb Hyles has done it all when it comes to cover songs! With his big heart and even bigger voice, Caleb has wowed millions across the globe with a multitude of musical styling and an infectious, positive attitude. Caleb has been recognized by the likes of Ryan Seacrest, Tyler Oakley, DeeDee Magno Hall, and many others for his musical prowess. Ever since his viral hit, “Let It Go”, dropped in 2014 Caleb has not stopped growing his YouTube channel which has grown over 650k subscribers. He continues to produce new content on a weekly basis and is expanding his reach onto other platforms, such as Twitch! This endeavor, along with this YouTube Gaming channel of the same name, Peace Love and Gaming, it is evident that big things are happening with Caleb. Be sure to check out his work on his website, YouTube, or Facebook!
Cara McGee is a comic artist best known for her work on Over The Garden Wall. She has also worked on comics for Steven Universe, Clarence, and Adventure Time, as well as the upcoming original Boom! series, Dodge City. She has also done work for Cards Against Humanity, Bioware, Waypoint, and popular podcast The Adventure Zone. Cara also draws goofy sharks, buff video game men, and lots and lots of flowers.
Carey Means has been the voice of Frylock on the Adult Swim TV show Aqua Teen Hunger Force (aka "Aqua TV Show Show"). His career also includes having been in the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus and the Atlanta Opera Chorus. He has also performed on stage at the Georgia Renaissance festival as Sir Richard Do Good. Carey is also a classically trained Shakespearean actor who hails originally from St. Louis, Missouri. He has performed with Theatre of the Stars in such productions as South Pacific and with Actors Express in It's a Wonderful Town. His many talents include acting, voice overs, singing, and dancing. He is now working on a show for Nickelodeon called Welcome to the Wayne.
Catherine Jones is the owner of GSTQ Fashions, a costume making company based out of Atlanta, GA. Her shop has done work for 2K Games, Microsoft, SMITE, and Blizzard. In addition to videogame costumes, Catherine's team has also done work for TV shows and movies including Sony's POWERS, NBC's Constantine, AMC's Preacher, Fox's The Gifted, Netflix's True Memoirs of an International Assassin, and many more. Photo credit: Kyle Williams
Chloé Hollings is a French, British and Australian actress, voice-artist, writer and singer. She was born in Paris, France, but spent her early years running on the sunny beaches of Melbourne, Australia. These two extraordinary yet very different backgrounds have made her who she is: a versatile artist, thirsty for knowledge, who seeks beauty in everything. As an actress she’s mainly worked in the theatre but is better known for her appearance in French TV show Versailles, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets by Luc Besson, and for giving a voice to the well-known Overwatch character: Widowmaker. She is also the author of an anti-diet memoir that was released in France in 2016. She is currently developing two literary projects. $35 for an autograph, $35 for an autograph on 8x10 print, $30 for a selfie, $40 for an autograph on 11x17 poster, $50 for a voice recording/video, $50 for an autograph on pops, $60 for a selfie & autograph combo
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.
Chris Parson has had a wide variety of roles from voice over to several roles in the Oscar-winning animated film “Rango”. You may best know him from the realm of video games, Chris recently essayed the role of “Gladio” for Square’s “Final Fantasy XV”, as well as the role of “Junkrat” for Blizzard’s breakout hit “Overwatch”. Chris will be charging for autographs, with 11x14 prints - $30, Selfies - $20, Phone messages - $20 (no video)
Voice Actor, Single Father and Savior of Worlds. Currently residing in Dallas Chris Rager has been bringing you your favorite Anime and Video Game Characters Like Hercule from DBZ and Mr. Torgue in the Game of the Year Borderlands 2. When not being challenged by his daughter he takes on challenging roles Like the Principal in Assassination Classroom as well as Dagger Morse in Show By Rock.In the future, Chris hopes to bring more excitement and explosions to more characters and opportunities!! Chris will provide the first autograph free for MomoCon 2018.
Christopher R. Sabat (@Chris24_Sabat on Twitter) has lived on a diet of Senzu Beans for nearly 15 years. As the Voice Director for Dragonaball Z, as well as the voice actor behind Vegeta, Piccolo, Yamcha, Mr. Popo, Korin, Burter, Shenron, Zarbon, Guru, and countless others, you could say he is the "voice" of Dragonball Z. Chris has lent his voice to countless other roles including: Alex Luis Armstrong (Fullmetal Alchemist), Elfman (Fairy Tail), Roronoa Zoro (One Piece), Ayame Sohma (Fruits Basket), Saiga Tatsumi (Speed Grapher), Kurogane (Tsubasa Chronicles), Daisuke Jigen (Lupin III), Father Tres (Trinity Blood), Braun (Steins; Gate), Giroro (Sgt Frog), Garterbelt (Panty and Stocking), Sakaki (Kenichi), Masa (My Bride is a Mermaid), Saito (Darker Than Black), and others. Most recently, Chris was cast as Batou in the new Ghost In the Shell: Arise series and he will soon be playing Goro Sasabe in Free! Eternal Summer as well as Sakuya Togane in the second season of Psycho-Pass. Chris will be charging for autographs, Autographs - $30, Photos at table - $30, Autograph and photo - $50, Voice recordings - $40
Christopher Jones is a comic book artist best known for his work on Young Justice and The Batman Strikes for DC Comics. He recently worked with Paul Cornell on Doctor Who: The Third Doctor for Titan Comics, and will be the artist on another Doctor Who series due out in early 2018. Christopher's other work for DC Comics includes Batman '66, Justice League Adventures, Batman & Robin, Day of Judgment and the cult series Young Heroes in Love. His work for Marvel Comics includes Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and Marvel Superhero Squad. Other comics work includes the graphic novels Also Known As (written by Tony Lee) and Kolchak: Fever Pitch, the SF series Parallel Man, Gargoyles: Bad Guys, and the comic book adaptation of the cult horror favorite Re-Animator. He is also the co-creator of Dr. Blink Superhero Shrink with writer/cartoonist John Kovalic. Christopher also helped found the Minnesota-based sci-fi convention CONvergence and created its robotic mascot Connie.
Christopher Miller is an independent game designer from Atlanta, GA. and has been a part of the local gaming scene since the early 80's. A regular at Titan's games & comics and a long-time volunteer at Dragon Con, Chris has always had a passion for role-playing. He has dabbled in professional acting as well, appearing in several feature length films. He also enjoys performing on stage, most notably as Brad Majors in the Rocky Horror Picture Show. In fact, Chris has been a cast member of Atlanta's own live Rocky cast; "Lips Down on Dixie" for over twelve years. Chris is an avid military historian and enjoys medieval combat, martial arts (holding a black belt in Tae Kwon Do) and historical reenacting. In 2015 he created Chris Miller Games (CMG) and has since produced several indie games.
Crispin Freeman has done extensive voice work in video games; Winston in Overwatch, Helios the Sun God in God of War III, Xenosaga, Final Fantasy, Metal Gear Solid, and Bayonetta 2 to name a few. He's worked on a myriad of anime including, Alucard in Hellsing, Ghost in the Shell, Durarara, Fate/Zero, Revolutionary Girl Utena, Slayers, Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, & Miyazaki's Howl's Moving Castle and Ponyo. He also runs a podcast on voice acting on his website. Crispin will provide the first autograph free for MomoCon 2018, then $25.00 for Autograph or Picture or $40.00 combo Autograph and Picture.
Denise Magdale is an illustrator by day (and also by night). She is best known for her work on the Cyanide and Happiness series, where she designs and paints background art for animation, and also voices a few of its characters. Other series she has worked on include WWE Story Time, Adam Ruins Everything, and Cartoon Network's upcoming show, Craig of the Creek. She digs board games and mushrooms. Check out her website here. Adam Nusrallah is a Producer and Filmmaker who is best known for producing and managing the Cyanide & Happiness series, which has reached over 2 Billion (with a "B") views since its existence. His other titles include News To Me, Purgatony, and his personal film, Sticky. Adam is also the Producer on the new Cyanide & Happiness point and click adventure game, "Freakpocalypse". You can follow Adam through his Instagram and Twitter, where there are an excessive amount of pictures with fake (maybe real) tiny hands.
Going 1 Million subscribers strong and ever growing, the team at DAGames are widely known for their Influence in the Nerdcore music industry, their gameplay videos and their fan projects for franchises such as “Bendy and the Ink Machine”, “Five Nights At Freddy’s”, “Hello Neighbor” and “Cuphead”. The team will be around Momo Con and welcome everyone to come and say “Hey Buddy!”
DELTΔ HEΔVY is a British electronic music production duo from London. The duo consists of Ben Hall and Simon James. They describe their genre as anything between 110 and 174BPM. They found fame with their 2012 single "Get By", which entered the UK Indie Chart at number 30. The duo's debut album, Paradise Lost, was released on 18 March 2016 through RAM Records.
Doug Cockle is an actor best known for his performance as Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher video game series. Doug has been the voice of Geralt since the series began in 2007 and has won and been nominated for a number of awards for this work, including the prestigious BAFTA in the United Kingdom. Doug has worked extensively in the video games industry and has lent his voice to many, many other games including The Division, Quantum Break and Horizon Zero Dawn. Not content to perform just as a voice actor, Doug has also performed in theatre, film (Captain America, Reign of Fire, The Tailor of Panama, London Voodoo), television (Band of Brothers, Murphy's Law), commercials, radio and in corporate video. He was also Course Leader for the BA (Hons) Acting course at Arts University Bournemouth from 2005-2017 where he taught many wonderful students the craft of Acting. More information on Doug can be found at www.dougcockle.com. Doug will be charging for autographs, $20 per autograph and $20 per photo.
Leighton Gray is a writer and illustrator. She is the co-creator/co-writer/art director of Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator. She attended the Savannah College of Art and Design and is a part of the 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 list in Games. Jory Griffis was the narrative designer on Dream Daddy, and is currently working on a new secret project! Tyler J. Hutchison is a very pale game developer and comic book artist. He is the director/lead developer of Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator and co-creator of VR Infinite Gesture (a neural network for 3D gesture recognition.) He is a member of Glitch City, LA (an indie game dev community) and the creator of the indie comic book Die Homer. Tyler has a lot of strong opinions on sunscreen and a BA in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota, Morris.
Voice actor, best known as “Mei” in Overwatch. Being a Chinese voice actor, she dubbed for Mei in both English and Mandarin versions and Symmetra in the Mandarin version. She is Lily in Heroes of Storm, and Alleria Windrunner in HearthStone. She also voices a lot of cartoons in China, like We Bare Bears, P King Duckling, Lego NEXO KNIGHTS, Lily’s Driftwood Bay, Ruby Gloom. Elise will be charging for autographs, $20 Autos, $10 Selfie.
Eric Roth is known for an original and expressive musical personality, recognized internationally as a composer/conductor, orchestrator/arranger and producer. Eric is music director and the chief arranger for A New World: intimate music from FINAL FANTASY, the chamber ensemble concert production by AWR Music Productions and Square Enix, the video game developer. The production has performed on four continents since 2014 with plans for a second recording to follow Live in London. He’s also the associate music director and an orchestrator/arranger for Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY, the internationally acclaimed live orchestra concert production and recording artist. His orchestrations and arrangements have been performed by the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Houston Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Symphony and many others.
Jules Conroy, widely known for his YouTube channel FamilyJules, is an American guitarist who has arranged over one thousand video game songs into metal, classical, ska, and more over his 300+ video library of covers and medleys. Jules remains the most popular and watched exclusively video game guitar arranger on YouTube with 45 million views and over 250,000 subscribers. Jules also is responsible for the alternate metal album for the critically acclaimed indie megahit, Crypt of the Necrodancer which won countless awards including the 2016 Best Audio award in the Game Developers Conference Choice Awards. His guitar playing can also be heard in the original Binding of Isaac soundtrack, on the metal arrangement album for VVVVVV, and in the best selling guitar VST, Shreddage SRP by Impact Soundworks. Jules continues to put out regular weekly videos on his YouTube channel arranging the best video game music for metal guitar and more.
Located just south of downtown Atlanta, Freeside Atlanta is a community of makers, tinkerers, engineers, programmers, artists, teachers, and lunatics. As a community, we have built out our space with tools and equipment for electronics, 3D printing, woodworking, metalworking, art, design, classes, and events. Everything you see in our space was donated or built by members. Our members are engaged in amazing projects and love to share knowledge. We also develop and work with open source and free technology wherever possible, and try to release our creations under variants of the Creative Commons license. You don't have to be a Freeside member to come to our events or take our classes. We encourage you to come out to the Tuesday night Open House that we have every second and fourth Tuesday at 7:30 PM, or to any of the other public classes or events that we have on Meetup. Come check the place out and see if this is a community that you'd be interested in joining!
Gabi began sewing because she was just too darn tall for so many things she wanted to wear. Now after some 20 years of cosplay experience, Gabi is the one you want to ask about grading those seams, special uses of dryer sheets, and where to find the best secret fabric sales. Her specialty is learning to work with what you have because not all of us has access to everything. Learning several ways to accomplish a project is important for the craft. As a result she has won several awards for her efforts. Hailing originally from Los Angeles, she has made Atlanta her home. Her sewing and photography have been featured on TGWTG and in special VR projects for Futurus. You can find her on G'challa (@EienAi) | Twitter, Gabrielle (@gabihime) • Instagram photos and videos, and World Cosplay, and her own site.
After gaining a degree in International Relations, living abroad, and spending two years in the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program, Gaijin Goombah decided to devote his YouTube career to teaching multiculturalism around the world through the medium of video games and anime. From recent to retro, he explains a multitude of cultural references found in these, and how geek culture can better educate the world about not only different cultures, but also perspectives and ways of thinking. His list of internet projects include Culture Shock on the Game Theorists channel, Anime 101 on the newly formed Four Star Bento channel, and the twin passion projects of Game Exchange and Which Ninja on his own channel.
Geekspace Gwinnett is a makerspace located in Suwanee, 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. Find out more about Geekspace Gwinnett on their website.
Tristan "Arkada" Gallant is a Canadian YouTuber known for reviewing Japanese animation with his series Glass Reflection since early 2009, gaining a following of over 450K subscribers. With a variety of red outfits and overly enthusiastic expressions, he has displayed his passion for anime since his start. He has covered a variety of series like Ghost in the Shell, Attack on Titan, and Shirobako - as well as related topics such as anime legality and industry support.
Emily Schmidt, known as Go Big or Go Home Cosplay, is from Atlanta, Georgia. She has been cosplaying for a little over three years and loves the cosplay community. Emily enjoys making armor for strong independent female characters. She has cosplayed characters from Warhammer 40k, World of Warcraft, Mass Effect, and League of Legends. When making her costumes she primarily uses thermoplastics and EVA foam. Emily has been learning to incorporate 3D prints and LEDs into her cosplays. Emily is a member of her local makerspace, Geekspace Gwinnett. She has won awards for Craftsmanship Competitions in the Masters and Journeyman levels at local conventions including Momocon, Dragon*con, and ConNooga. Her most honorable accomplishment includes competing and winning her episode of Cosplay Melee "Throne Off", SyFy's cosplay competition TV show. You can follow Emily on Facebook and Twitter.
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.
From a very young age Haiden has loved costumes and dressing up. While attending her first convention in 2013 she discovered the world of cosplay and fell in love. Since that time she has taken her love for anime, gaming, super heroes and sci-fi and brought them to life through the art of cosplay. Haiden is now an internationally recognized, award winning cosplayer many times over, not only for her outfits, but props as well. When not working on crafting costumes, armor and props you can find her either working on her YouTube channel or streaming on Twitch. Her skills include but are not limited to: Waiting until the day before the convention to finish her costumes, touching her nose with her tongue, spray painting, telling bad jokes and writing in third person. Photo by Affliction Cosplay Photography.
Hanna Abi-Hanna is an Annie Award winning character animator based in Oakland CA. He holds an MFA in traditional animation form the Academy of Art University, and has worked independently with clients in film, television, and video games including Duncan Studio, Titmouse, Disney, Ghostbot, and Nike. In November 2014, he joined the team at Studio MDHR as a lead animator on the 1930's inspired Xbox and PC game, Cuphead.
JarmanProps is a small fabrication studio based in Atlanta Georgia that specializes in a wide array of replica props, costumes, and larger than life sculptures. Since 2016, Eric Jarman (owner) has honed his passion for building and craftsmanship into a full-time career, and has had the opportunity to work with such titans as Microsoft, Catan Studios, and Universial theme parks. Most days he spends his time minding the shop dog Padawan while carving out his own little niche in the prop fabrication world. You can follow JarmanProps on his website and on Facebook. Photo by Kyle Williams.
Jen Cohn is a New York City based voice over actress. In addition to her role as ‘Pharah’ in Overwatch, You’ve heard her voice 'Lord Zash' in Star Wars:The Old Republic, and many characters in the GTA games - as well as Zuko and Azula's mother ‘Ursa' in Avatar: The Last Airbender, and many characters in PBS’s Word Girl. When not doing voiceovers for video games, animation, and commercials, Jen can be found running around New York and Paris Fashion Weeks, interviewing designers, trend scouting and consulting new brands. You can also see her playing Emily Ratajkowski’s mom in the upcoming movie CRUISE, coming to theaters this Spring. Jen will be charging for autographs, $35 autograph only, $35 autograph with 8x10 print,, $30 selfie photo at table, $40 autograph with 11x17 print, $50 voice or video recording, $50 auto on Funko Pops figures, $60 selfie photo / autograph Combo
Jenevieve Broomall is a popular Cover Illustrator. She is most commonly known for her portrayals of female characters on her Covers but also enjoys drawing monsters/video game art, character designing, and is moving to interiors. She has published Covers with clientele ranging from Valiant, IDW, Tales Told LLC Lady Death Series, Aspen/Big Dog Ink, Zenescope, Devil's Due Publishing, and more Independent companies spanning the last six years.
Jeremy Whitley is the a comic book writer and the creator of the fantasy adventure series "Princeless" and it's spinoff the LGBTQ pirate revenge romance "Raven: The Pirate Princess". He is also a critically-acclaimed freelance writer for work including "The Unstoppable Wasp", "Avengers", and "Thor Vs. Hulk: Champions of the Universe" for Marvel, a recent run on Dynamite's "Vampirella", and a number of issues of "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic" for IDW.
Joe Karg is an American illustrator who has contributed on the award winning television show ARCHER for FX, and has contributed work to the Netflix Original Series The Get Down created by Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge) as well as Chozen and Unsupervised for FX. Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, but raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Karg attended The Art Institute of Atlanta where he received a BFA in Media Art and Animation and SCAD where he received an MFA in Painting. When he's not illustrating or designing for a television show or film, Joseph is freelancing for clients like Comedy Central, Viacom, Judd Apatow Productions, WTF with Marc Maron or dedicating himself to his students at The Art Institute of Atlanta.
Jonathan Young is a singer, multi-instrumentalist producer & cover artist on YouTube. With his deep "Disney Villain" voice, Jonathan's YouTube channel has been steadily growing since 2014 thanks to his weekly music videos reimagining nerdy, nostalgic & popular songs in different styles. He's best known for his rock & metal covers of Disney songs, and his viral english adaptations of Anime openings.
Josh was blessed by the gods (well, except Hades) not too long after he won the role of Young Hercules in Disney’s Hercules animated film. But that wasn’t enough to satiate his thirst for being awesome, and thus Josh proceeded to work his way up the ladder of being as many superhero voices as he could. He ended up lending his vocal performances to such iconic heroes as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in The Spectacular Spider-Man, and Hal Jordan in Green Lantern: The Animated Series. He sped his way into things such as Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths and DC Superhero Girls as The Flash, and voiced human Jack Darby, in Transformers: Prime. Recently, Josh decided all that still wasn’t enough for him, he had to have his own giant robot to bring justice to the entire galaxy! And so he stepped into the role of Shiro in the hit Dreamworks series Voltron Legendary Defender, out now on Netflix. He has also started taking on smaller roles, such as Ant-Man in Avengers: Secret Wars. Yet, despite all of these previous voice over accomplishments and more (Like Revolver Ocelot in Metal Gear Solid 3, King Graham in the King’s Quest revival, Spyro in Skylanders, Valerian Mengsk in Starcraft II, King Anduin Wrynn in World of Warcraft, and Lann in World of Final Fantasy), he just had to give it all up and be the bad guy; namely Norman Osborn in the new animated series Marvel’s Spider-Man. Josh will provide the first autograph free for MomoCon 2018, Autographs after that - $25, voice recordings - $40, photos at table - $15
Josh Martin has been the voice of Majin Buu (Fat, Evil and Kid) from DBZ and Commander Red from Dragon Ball since 2001, as well as memorable characters from Lupin the 3rd and Yosaku from One Piece. Josh has also written and produced short films; co-owned, operated, and performed in improv, sketch, and musical comedy troupes; and even provided body talent for Barney (the purple dinosaur) on the award winning world tour. When he’s not in the booth, he’s serving up fresh rhymes with his band mates in The Original Beastie Boys Tribute Band Rhymin’ N Stealin’. Josh will provide the first autograph free for MomoCon 2018, then $20 for additional Autographs, $10 for Picture or voice recording.
Eric Lewald and Julia Lewald are two of the premier writer-producers in youth-oriented and animated television, with over 700 produced credits, a world-wide number-one hit, an Emmy nomination and an Environmental Media Award between them. They have been showrunners, together or individually, on 14 series, including X-MEN: THE ANIMATED SERIES. The Lewalds, both together and individually, have developed series for every major studio – for Universal, MGM, Fox, Disney; for Ivan Reitman at Northern Lights; and for Spielberg and Katzenberg at Dreamworks. For Bonnie Hammer at USA Network they developed and ran Streetfighter, the top animated series on the network. Their RoboCop: Alpha Commando resurrected the RoboCop franchise, and ExoSquad, whose first year Eric supervised, became Universal's number one animated TV action series. Julia’s Skeleton Warriors series was a hit on CBS. Currently, Eric and Julia are planning a two-year commitment to the support of Eric’s book, Previously on X-MEN: The Making of an Animated Series, a behind-the-scenes history and celebration of the creation of the landmark television show, told by the showrunner, cast, writers, and artists who produced it. The book’s release coincides with the 25th anniversary of the X-MEN:TAS premiere. You can find the Lewalds on their website , Twitter,and Facebook.
Celebrating his 20th year in the anime business, Justin Sevakis is probably best known as the founder of Anime News Network. In the years since, he’s worked in broadcast, theatrical and home video, doing everything from licensing to subtitling. He currently writes the Answerman column on Anime News Network, and is the CEO of the video production company MediaOCD, which produces anime DVDs and Blu-rays for companies such as Discotek Media, NIS America, All The Anime (UK) and several others. He lives in Los Angeles, and is a CrossFit coach in his spare time.
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.
From Animation to Anime to Video Games, Kari Wahlgren is one of the top voice actresses in Los Angeles. Her first role as Haruko in FLCL remains a fan favorite, and her voice can be heard in Emmy and Academy Award-winning animated films and TV shows. Major Animation Roles Include: Chloe Carmichael in The Fairly Oddparents, Tigress in Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, Jessica/ Rick’s Spaceship in Rick and Morty Shandra Jimenez in Gravity Falls, Starfire in Justice League VS. Teen Titans movie, Charmcaster in Ben 10, Emma Frost in Wolverine and The X-Men Li’l Suzy in Phineas and Ferb, Anka in Archer, Enchantress and Jane Foster in Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, Saturn Girl in Lego DC Comics Superheroes: Justice League Cosmic Clash, Mina in Bunnicula, Letta Turmond in Star Wars: The Clone Wars Major Anime Roles Include: Haruko in FLCL, Fuu in Samurai Champloo Saber in Fate Zero and Fate Stay Night, Celty in Durarara, Kagami in Lucky Star, Tayuya in Naruto, Anemone in Eureka 7, Robin in Witch Hunter Robin Rip Van Winkle in Hellsing Major Video Game Roles Include: Jedi Female Knight in Star Wars: The Old Republic, Ashe in Final Fantasy XII, Tessa in Skylanders, Proctor Ingram in Fallout 4, Vex in Skyrim, Caithe in Guild Wars 2, Raine in Tales of Symphonia. Kari will provide the first autograph free for MomoCon 2018, additional Autographs - $25, voice recordings - $40, Picture at table - $15
Kate Leth is a comic, animation and tweet writer. Currently working on various secrets at Hasbro as well as her own personal comics on Patreon, she is the words behind Spell on Wheels and Patsy Walker AKA HELLCAT. She has written comics for Adventure Time, Bravest Warriors, Edward Scissorhands, Fraggle Rock, Vampirella and many more. This is her first time in Georgia. Wow!
Katy Rex is the writer behind the creator-owned Jade Street Protection Services and is known for her work editing 2017 Eisner nominee Kim & Kim from Black Mask Studios. She is currently writing Charmed: The Manga, Sweet Valley High, Doctor Who, and the 2000AD all-female summer special event. She loves her dog, butt jokes, and dinosaurs. Her short story Thank God recently appeared in the critically acclaimed independently published anthology This Nightmare Kills Fascists.
A butcher, a baker, a costume maker. Kelly Cercone is a celebrated, award winning, freelance costumer based in Los Angeles. She can most often be found behind the scenes working on many of your favorite Geeky TV shows (Westworld, American Horror Story) and Films (Avengers - Infinity War) as a member of the Motion Picture Costumers Union. In 2015 she was the Her Universe Fashion Show judges choice for her design, Joker’s New Look. Cercone maintains her own clothing label Anachronism in Action focused on private commissions, as well as creates designs for Cosplay by McCall’s. Growing up in northern California, she discovered her love for Sewing early through historical reenactment, and later cosplay. You can follow Kelly on Facebook and Twitter. Photo by Brett Stanley.
Born and raised in Southern California, Kimberly Brooks is an industry proven voiceover dynamo, gaining recognition for her performances on many respected animated shows and interactive video games, and has been performing since she was eight years old. She got her start in animation voiceover on Nickelodeon's, Rugrats. She can also be heard on Netflix’s reboot of Voltron voicing Princess Allura, on Nickelodeon’s Winxs Club voicing Stormy, on Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe as Jasper, on Comedy Central's South Park as Classi, as well as many other animated shows. Kimberly’s work in interactive video games includes Ashley Williams on the Mass Effect Series. She can also be heard on the Batman: Arkham game series as the ORACLE, as well as the notable roles as Daisy Fitzroy in BioShock Infinte: Burial at Sea and BAD JUJU in the more recent Skylanders: Imaginators. Kimberly will provide the first autograph free for MomoCon 2018, additional Autographs $20, Recordings of any kind $25
Kyle Hebert is a Los Angeles-based anime and video game voice actor whose credits include Wreck-It Ralph/Street Fighter 5 (Ryu), Naruto (Kiba), Bleach (Aizen, Ganju), League of Legends (Ezreal, Jarvan, and Graves), Kakyoin (Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders) and Gurren Lagann (Kamina). He is best known as the Narrator and Teen Gohan from the Funimation dub of Dragonball Z and currently voices Gohan and in Dragonball Super. For more info, visit his website. Kyle will provide the first autograph free for MomoCon 2018, then $20 for additional Autograph, Picture at table, or voice recording.
A 22-year veteran of the comics industry, Laura Martin is best known for her award-winning color artistry on titles such as Star Wars, Wonder Woman, Black Panther, Astonishing X-Men, The Rocketeer, Planetary, and Superman. Laura lives in Atlanta with her husband Randy and their clowder of adorable cats.
Lee “fev” Camara-Smith is a propmaker, costumer, and arist who got her start in 2000 by making wooden training swords for a martial arts school. She thought “why stop there?”, then began making props from games and film between illustration work, then made it her primary job in 2008. Her works have been featured on Kotaku, Playstation Magazine, Make: magazine, and the PBS special, "Cosplay: Crafting a Secret Identity". Photo by Carlton Smith.
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.
Mark Edward Edens has written over a hundred scripts for animated shows ranging from Beetlejuice and The Real Ghostbusters to the cult favorite Exosquad and the pilot for the original X-Men series. His live-action credits include the Disney Channel movies Don’t Look Under the Bed and The Luck of the Irish and multiple episodes of the Ryan Gosling series Young Hercules. His novel Death Be Not Pwned is available on Amazon.
Matt McMuscles is best known for being a founding member of the YouTube channel Super Best Friends Play, and is a connoisseur of all things related to Kaiju, cereal, and dumb 90s cartoons. He now has his own YT side-channel "The Matt McMuscles Flophouse" where he routinely plays Spider-Man games, talks about his days as a QA video game tester, and braves the world of PC Eroge titles as well. Please do not judge him.
Matt Wilson has been coloring comics since 2003, getting his start at the comics coloring studio Zylonol Studios. After a few years in the studio Matt branched out on his own to color titles like: Phonogram, Young Avengers, Thor, Daredevil, Wonder Woman, Swamp Thing, The Wicked + The Divine, and Paper Girls and many more. Matt's work on The Mighty Thor, Star-Lord, Black Widow, The Wicked + The Divine, Paper Girls and Cry Havoc won him the 2017 Eisner Award for Best Coloring.
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.She's worked at Cartoon Network on games, social media content and more, and since the summer of 2017, she's been the host of the official Steven Universe Podcast. You can find her on YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, and her website.
Mike Reiss has won four Emmys and a Peabody Award during his twenty-eight years writing for “The Simpsons”. He ran the show in Season 4, which Entertainment Weekly called “the greatest season of the greatest show in history.” In 2006, Reiss received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Animation Writers Caucus. “Springfield Confidential”, Mike’s memoir of three decades at “The Simpsons”, will be released by Harper Collins in June 2018. Reiss co-created the animated series “The Critic” and created Showtime’s hit cartoon “Queer Duck” (about a gay duck). “Queer Duck” was named one of “The 100 Greatest Cartoons of All Time” by the BBC. Mike Reiss has been a contributing writer to more than two dozen animated films -- including four ICE AGEs, two DESPICABLE MEs, THE LORAX, RIO, KUNG FU PANDA 3, and THE SIMPSONS MOVIE – with a worldwide gross of $14 billion.
Misty/Chronexia is one of the Biggest Anime reviewer on the YouTube platform. With over one million subscribers, he has made a name for himself doing Top 10 Anime list as well as overviews of many anime titles since 2012. He hopes to always help people find new shows to watch and entertain them to the best he can. Come meet him during this event at MomoCon! You will find out he is just like the stereotypical Canadian guy you had in mind: friendly, giant and bald.
Monika’s love of anime/manga, pop culture and video games led her to the cosplay community in 2006. She has competed in numerous craftsmanship contests winning several Best in Shows and other various awards. She was a featured cast member of SyFy’s Heroes of Cosplay reality TV show. An avid gamer, Monika spends most of her time playing and making costumes from video games and has worked for companies such as Blizzard Entertainment, Carbine Studios, Acer and Intel. When she’s not cosplaying, Monika is an Associate E-Commerce Merchandiser on the Consumer Products Team for Blizzard Entertainment. Monika has been invited to conventions and events across the world and her work has been featured on Associated Press, GamesRadar, Kotaku, IGN, and Game Informer, among other publications. You can follow Monika on Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube. Autographed photos will be $20 each; Photos will be free Photo by Ngo Photography
Nolan North is an American actor and voice actor born in New Haven, Connecticut. He has been described as "the nearest thing the games industry has to a bona fide leading man." He is most well known for his voice work as Desmond Miles from the Assassin's Creed video game series, and Nathan Drake from the Uncharted series. Other notable video game voice work includes roles as the Prince in Prince of Persia, The Penguin in Batman: Arkham City, Shun in Ar tonelico II: Melody of Metafalica, Vossler in Final Fantasy XII, Desmond Miles in the Assassin's Creed series, Eradan in Lord of the Rings: War in the North, Doctor Edward Richtofen in Call of Duty: World at War and Call of Duty: Black Ops, Brawl in Transformers: War for Cybertron, Ghost Rider in Marvel:Ultimate Alliance, Shadow Demon, Lycanthrope, Lone Druid, Brewmaster, Gyrocopter, Ogre Magi , Meepo and the Keeper of the Light in Dota 2, and Deadpool in Hulk Vs. and Marvel vs Capcom 3 and recently as Captain Martin Walker in Spec Ops: The Line. He also voiced the personality spheres and defective turrets in Portal 2 and voiced Merasmus and the Bombinomicon in Team Fortress 2. North is well known in his animation roles such as Cyclops in Wolverine and the X-Men, Snow Job in G.I. Joe: Renegades, Raphael in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and both Superman and Superboy in Young Justice. Nolan will be charging for autographs, Autographs - $40, voice recordings - $50, Picture at table - $20.
For over five years, Atlanta based maker, artist, and educator Michelle Sleeper has been apart of the maker and cosplay communities through her art project Overworld Designs. She and her team have brought to life incredible full size props and costumes from video games, film, and comics through detailed cosplays and easy to understand tutorials. Overworld Designs has been featured in film news and maker zines such as Tested.com for her work in custom prosthetics, installation art in Atlanta, and were finalists in the Twitch Con 2017 Cosplay Contest. Follow Michelle Sleeper and Overworld Designs on Instagram, Facebook, Twitch, and on the web.
PixelBash Props is a one-man prop studio run by Adam Greene, an Atlanta-based maker with over twelve years of costuming and fabrication experience. With a special love for nostalgic and sci-fi content, PixelBash Props uses advanced film industry techniques like 3D scanning, digital sculpting, and good old-fashioned elbow grease to bring film, TV, and videogame designs to life. Photo credit Brent Allen Thale. You can follow PixelBash Props on Instagram, Facebook, and Etsy.
RDCworld1 is a YouTube group who love making people laugh. With over 1.5 million subscribers and just over 118 million views, they have quickly made a name for themselves as internet sensations. Best known for their "When people take anime too far" series they have taken a unique comical approach towards showing their love for anime and preach that "No matter where you're from or what you look like a lot of animes have deep messages that can truly bring us all together. So just be yourself". Some other popular series include "Black Avengers", "Hood Avatar" and "Video Game House". They have a lot of big plans for the future and know that without all of the support from fans they wouldn't be where they are now so they're definitely going to put on a show for you guys, you don't want to miss this!
RebelTaxi is a multi-media review channel hosted by Pan-Pizza primarily focused on animation. In addition to reviewing cartoons and other mediums, Pan does the Pizza Party Podcast with his co-hosts -Nolan B. (Freelance Artist and Animator), Jim Gisriel (Film Critic, Co-creator of nockFORCE), and Artist Izzy (Animator for Yo Mama, various television projects). Multiple guests have been featured on RebelTaxi ranging from internet phenomenons such as TheOdd1sOut and YMS to animation legends like Ian Jones-Quartey and C.H. Greenblatt. Follow RebelTaxi's Youtube to explore more of their works.
Legendary Actor Richard Epcar is one of the hardest working men in show business, having voiced over 500 characters in Games, Animation and Anime. Best known as the voice of Batou in Ghost in the Shell, The Joker in several Batman games including Injustice: Gods Among Us (Fighting Game of the Year!) Raiden in Mortal Kombat, Ansem in Kingdom Hearts, and now Akuma in Street Fighter V! Starting out in Robotech, you’ve heard him in Legend of Korra, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure as Joseph Joestar, Berserk, Persona 5, Transformers, Dragon Ball Super, Blood Lad, Lupin the Third, Monster, Naruto, Durarara, Bobobo-Bobobo, Lucky Star, Digimon, to name a few and he’s directing and voicing the all new Lupin The Third! Richard will be providing the first autograph free for MomoCon 2018.
Liam Allen-Miller is the good-smelling Montreal-based host of the『RISING SUPERSTREAM』channel on Twitch and YouTube. He's previously created content with Super Best Friends Play and worked at Eidos Montreal and THQ Montreal on several titles. Between streams, he attempts to develop video games. He also cooks up a dynamite dip.
Most known for their "Dragon Ball Z: Light of Hope" films, Robot Underdog is a small team of independent filmmakers who love anime, sci-fi, and comics. Their films have garnered over 52 million views on their Youtube Channel where they create high quality, live-action anime & superhero projects including Dragon Ball Z: Light of Hope, Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man, Street Fighter: Fei-Long vs Vega and more to come. The Robot Underdog members attending Momocon are Donnie McMillin (Co-founder, Director/Editor), Rita McMillin (Co-founder & Director/Writer), Ruthann Thompson (Actor, Host), Tyler Tackett (Actor, Host).
Sarah Conde is a Business Manager for the ID@Xbox program at Microsoft, helping make Xbox the best place for independent developers to unleash their creativity. In her work, she focuses on fostering key industry partnerships and ushering exciting and diverse games onto the platform. She previously supported Xbox in the PR space, including ID@Xbox and franchises like Forza and Minecraft. As a native of Florida and Georgia, she is thrilled to return to her home con of many years and see how much it has grown since the early days of marathoning anime in Georgia Tech classrooms. You can find her spouting nonsense on Twitter.
Scott Hunt is an Art Director at Moxie/ROAR in Atlanta and the lead paper crafter for the Arby's social media accounts. A 2000 Illustration graduate of the Columbus College of Art & Design, he has done paper craft, packaging design, costuming and environmental/set design for both international brands and local nonprofits; including Atlanta Pride, Voices of Note, The Home Depot, Spanx, Six Flags, Universal Studios and Dippin' Dots Ice Cream. He is the dad of three diabolically talented children and proud husband of "white lion" Brandon D Hunt. To see current projects or to contact Scott, visit his website.
Sean Schemmel is a biological entity known as a "human" born November 21st 1968 in Waterloo, Iowa. In 1999, there was an open casting call for a show called Dragonball Z. Sean's friends who had always been thoroughly encouraging and impressed with his ability to do character voices and impressions, insisted he audition. To which he replied, "No, I just wanna be a french horn player". But after much prodding, he went to the audition and landed the lead role of Goku. So he switched careers moved to New York City, and managed to continue voice acting multiple roles on many hit shows such as Pokemon, Yugioh, Yugioh GX, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Kappa Mikey, Speed Racer, Winx Club and 12 different thumbs on Thumb Wrestling Federation. Sean was also an ADR director for NYAV Post, where adapted for english and directed numerous anime titles including Space Pirate Mito, Midori Days, Sadamitsu: The Destoyer, and Ah! My Goddess. Sean has also lent his voice to many video games, including the voice of Bruce Wayne/Batman in The Dark Knight Rises for iPad/iPhone/Android, all Dragonball Z games as Goku, King Kai, and Nail, Jason in Gangstar Vegas, and many others. Sean will be charging for autographs, $30 autograph, $30 selfie, $50 combo, (no recordings)
Shuzo John Shiota graduated from Sophia University, majoring in International Legal Studies. After joining Nippon Steel Corporation in 1991, Shuzo then jumped industries to participate in the launch of Dream Pictures Studio in 1997. He moved to Polygon Pictures two years later and in 2003 assumed the position of President and CEO. The company has since enjoyed exponential growth as the premier digital animation studio in Asia, winning many accolades including multiple Emmy Awards. He is also the recipient of the Audi Wired Innovation Award 2016. He has given talks worldwide, including TEDxKyoto in 2015. In his spare time, Shuzo engages in his life long passion as a vocalist in a classic rock band.
Sketch MacQ is an Atlanta-based professional voice actor, animator, performer, and occasional dancer who's dabbled in a little of everything. His wit, energy, and lack of modesty have often earned him the title of “Best worst dancer I’ve ever seen.” You’ll be facebook friends within a year’s time.
Spat Oktan of SpatCave Studios is a Special Effects Make-Up Artist, Costume and Prop Maker and general Ne’er Do Well who is well known in both the Indie/Low Budget Film circles, as well as the Sci-Fi/Comic Book Convention World. He has worked on many Indie Films over the years, including: Hard Rock (w/ Michael Wright); Bullets Over Brownsville; Trenches (w/ Daz Crawford); Last Day of Summer (w/ DJ Qualls and William Sadler); Star Wars: Revelations; Serial (w/ Lauren Valez); Bad Kids Go To Hell (w/ Ben Browderand Judd Nelson), and its sequel – “Bad Kids of Crestview Academy” starring Gina Gershon, Drake Bell and Sean Astin. His costuming work has also appeared in the Aliens: Colonial Marines video game (in which he also appears as a character), in the AvP Universal Studios attraction, and recently in a 4 page spread for Cosplay Culture magazine. And he’s even been a character in a Comic Book (Adventures of a Comic-Con Girl)! He and his crew have also made many of the Cosplay costumes you see wandering around your favorite conventions! He was also the lead makeup artist for The Walking Dead Experience in Atlanta. Tales of his on-set and convention antics are well documented at his website, and his Facebook.
TaLynn Kel is a writer, cosplayer, and activist in Atlanta, Georgia. She writes about racism, cosplay, interracial relationships, and pop culture through the lens of social justice. She conducts panels on these topics at fandom conventions both in and out of Georgia. Her work has been featured by NBC, Safety Pin Box, and Fabulize Magazine. Her essays have been published on Black Girl Nerds, The Establishment, Huffington Post, and Everyday Feminism. TaLynn’s cosplay was featured on NBCNews.com, Ravishly.com, Black Girl Nerds, Pop Culture Uncovered, The Lex Factor Show and Attack of the Blerds podcasts. She’s also been featured on the Dear Sugar Radio podcast to discuss the challenging aspects of being in an interracial relationship. You can find her work on her website, Breaking Normal at www.talynnkel.com. Her book, Breaking Normal, contains many of the essays she published in 2016 and is available on Amazon. She is also active on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram under the handle @TaLynnKel.
The Anime Man, better known as Joey, is a Japanese-Australian YouTuber; boasting 1.2 million subscribers, he is known as the biggest Anime YouTube personality on the platform. Predominantly covering anime analysis, critiques and discussions, he also focuses his rant, vlog and skit-styled videos on other topics including manga, light novels, gaming, Japanese language and culture, as well as other derivatives of general otaku cultural analysis using his fluent native-level Japanese to his advantage. He has also branched out into other departments, including voice acting, radio, music, writing and acting; more recently starting to make a name for himself under his Japanese alias: Ikuru Kamijou. He has also worked closely with many big Japanese and Western organisations dabbling in the anime industry including Kadokawa, Visual Art's/Key, Frontwing, Square Enix, Bandai Namco Entertainment, Fakku, Tokyo Otaku Mode, Crunchyroll and many more. Having met and collaborated with a plethora of anime and non-anime YouTubers and personalities, Joey is here to get creative, get weird and have fun with everyone while it counts!
Chris is a master cutter/draper, tailor, and textile expert working in the Atlanta TV and film industry. His credits include: The Walking Dead, Sleepy Hollow, The Originals, Constantine, and most recently, the remake of the classic 80s soap, Dynasty. 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 Facebook.
The Roundtable is an online multi-media channel dedicated to all things animation. From covering the latest news stories to analyzing cartoons and extracting a deeper meaning, all with a hint of comedy. Consists of 3 hosts - Kevin Williams aka AwestruckVox, Shane Verkest or RetroNemo and Tom Tobin, also known as...Tom!? this group of people is determined to rebuild the way we discuss animation from the ground up. You can view The Roundtable's work on YouTube, and find them on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and their website.
The Runaway Guys are a collaborative group of Let's Players on YouTube, comprising ProtonJon, NintendoCapriSun, and Chuggaaconroy, featuring videos and collaborations around many games, including many Nintendo titles. The Runaway Guys will be provide the first autograph free for MomoCon 2018.
Tiki Zombie is a comic series illustrated by Peter Cutler, written and created by Michael Gordon. Over half a decade of adventures that have also inspired two music cds. Peter has also contributed to various comics, including Hero Cats, and the upcoming Beastie Bunch. Michael can be heard saying, “Howdy!” on the weekly Earth Station One podcast. For more information, go to NewLegendProductions.com
Tini Howard is a writer and swamp witch from the Carolina Wilds. Currently, she writes Assassinistas (with Gilbert Hernandez) and Hack/Slash: Resurrection, with occasional stories for two of her favorite things: Rick and Morty and WWE. Her previous work includes Power Rangers: Pink, The Skeptics (Black Mask Studios), and a contribution to the hit Secret Loves of Geek Girls, from Dark Horse Comics. She lives with her husband, Blake, and her sons, Orlando and General Hugs, who are cats.
Tokyo Machine is a moniker with a unique brand of EDM that combines endearing Japan-infused 8-bit sounds with vicious, heavy basslines. His music has earned him millions of plays, featurings in video games and TV, thousands of die hard fans all over the world and the support from the likes of Martin Garrix, David Guetta, Dillon Francis, Afrojack, Slushii, Herobust and dozens more. Since his debut show at EDC Las Vegas in 2017, Tokyo Machine has established himself as a chiptune stage-beast, who alongside his little Tokimon friends steals the show on every continent. Join him and the Toki-crew on a journey to make the world a party place!
Tom Bancroft has almost 30 years of experience in the animation industry, most of which was for Walt Disney Feature animation where he was an animator for 12 years on films like: “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Lion King,” “Aladdin”, “Pocahontas”,“Mulan”, “Tarzan” and “Brother Bear”. He created the character of "Mushu" the dragon for the film "Mulan". After Disney, he worked with Big Idea Productions as a Supervising Director/ Co-creator for a Veggietales DVD series. His popular character design instruction books, “Creating Characters with Personality” and “Character Mentor” have become the most recognized books on designing characters and are required textbooks at many art schools around the world. Tom is half of the popular “The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast”, with his twin brother Tony. Additionally, Bancroft is Artist in Residence of the new Animation undergraduate program at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN, where he lives with his family.
The Triforce Quartet is a traditional string quartet that plays video game music. The beginnings of the Triforce Quartet began innocently as a short Zelda medley for an encore of a recital in early 2007, but the video of using traditional string quartet instruments to play music of classic games gained viral popularity later that summer. Thanks to this, cellist Chad Schwartz was able to combine his love for video games, along with years of classical training, to arrange a variety of video game themes that even non-gamers can enjoy. The four members of the Triforce Quartet take audience members on an unforgettable musical journey.
Texas native Troy Baker has recently risen to be one of the most prolific actors in video games. In 2013 alone, his performances as Joel in "Game of the Year" The Last of Us, Booker DeWitt in Bioshock Infinite and even The Joker in Batman: Arkham Origins quickly caught the eye of both fans and media alike, landing several nominations and awards including Spike's VGX, DICE and BAFTA. He was even featured in Entertainment Weekly's "Best of 2013" issue. Troy also plays bow-wielding Avenger "Hawkeye" in both Disney's Marvel Avengers Assemble and Ultimate Spiderman. An avid gamer, comic book nerd and cartoon fanatic, Troy says that "being a part of something you're going to geek out over later is the best part of the job". Troy will be charging for autographs, Autographs - $40, voice recordings - $50, Picture at table - $20.
Harrison Krix is the owner and lead artist for the Atlanta based propmaking studio Volpin Props. Founded in 2008, Volpin Props has evolved over the last decade from one propmaker in his garage making kit helmets to a full studio employing many talented artists specializing in prop replicas and eSports awards for the videogame industry. The work produced by Harrison and Volpin Props can be seen on stage at some of the world's largest eSports events, such as the Overwatch World Championship and League of Legends LCS competitions. Those interested in propmaking and the process behind it can check out the Volpin Props Instagram, Facebook, and Website for detailed behind-the-scenes looks at every element of prop and replica fabrication. Photo by Bill Doran
Wilfredo has been working professionally since 2007 and is known for his work on BLACK PANTHER and MOON KNIGHT (Marvel Comics, JUPITER’S CIRCLE (Image Comics), THE SHADOW: YEAR ONE (Dynamite Entertainment) and BATMAN ’66 (DC Comics) as well as LOBSTER JOHNSON: PRAYER OF NEFERU (Dark Horse Comics) and QUANTUM & WOODY (Valiant Entertainment). Most recently Wilfredo is the Artist on Marvel Comics LEGION.
Yacht Club Games is an independent game developer started in 2013 by a crew of former WayForward employees. They are a fun-loving bunch of gaming geniuses who have dedicated their lives to video games ever since they saw their first pixels. However, their serious and solemn goal is to make really awesome original games that fuse modern and retro sensibilities, and they have the pedigree to prove it! The team is comprised of top talent that has worked on some amazing titles, including Contra 4, A Boy and His Blob, Thor: God of Thunder, Mighty Milky Way, BloodRayne Betrayal, and most recently, Double Dragon Neon. Shovel Knight is their maiden project as Yacht Club Games.
Yo Videogames is the alternate channel of Maximilian (aka "Miles923") created November 24, 2011, dedicated to playthroughs of video games that aren't of the Fighting variety. Usually accompanied by Dr. Doom's actor for Assist Me Matthew , Max goes through various videogames, either by playing them himself or by coaching someone else. When it comes to livestreaming (which happens on Max's channel on most weekends), Max and Simmons are usually joined by their friends Kenny and Steve. Max, Simmons, Kenny, Steve & JaeJae will be joining us for MomoCon!