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2018 Special Guests:

Special Guest Actor: Lou Ferrigno!

Appearing Saturday & Sunday                                   Autograph Fee: TBA

An internationally famous and well respected bodybuilder / actor, Lou Ferrigno first appeared on TV screens in 1977 as the musclebound The Incredible Hulk (1978), the alter ego of meek scientist Bruce Banner. Ferrigno was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1951 and as a child suffered from an ear infection that resulted in permanent partial hearing loss. Undeterred by what some may have perceived as a disadvantage, Lou threw himself into athletics (predominantly weightlifting and body building) and at the age of 21 won his first Mr. Universe title. For good measure, he came back and won it again the following year!

He also played professional football in the Canadian Football League, before coming to the attention of producer Kenneth Johnson, who was seeking just the right person to portray on screen the comic book superhero, The Incredible Hulk. With his 6' 5", 285 lb. frame, Lou was the biggest professional bodybuilder of the time, and had recently starred in the documentary Pumping Iron (1977), about the 1975 Mr. Olympia contest in South Africa. He successfully auditioned for the part of the green-skinned Goliath, and that is the role with which he is most closely identified.

"The Hulk" was a huge ratings success and spawned several telemovies after the initial TV series completed its run. Lou continued to remain busy in films and TV with appearances often centered around his remarkable physique. His films included Hercules (1983), Sinbad of the Seven Seas (1989) and Frogtown II (1992). Lou has additionally guest-starred on several TV shows including The Fall Guy (1981) and The New Mike Hammer(1984) and had a recurring role on The King of Queens (1998). In 1997 he was featured in the dynamic documentary about his sensational return to professional bodybuilding at age 43, Stand Tall (1997). The film detailed how he returned to compete in the Masters category of the Mr. Olympia contest against several familiar bodybuilding foes. In more recent years, he has appeared in several films, including The Misery Brothers (1995), Ping! (2000), From Heaven to Hell (2002) and a cameo as a security guard in the big-budget remake of Hulk (2003).

You can learn more about you can become "Ferrigno Fit" on Lou's website HERE


Special Guest Writer: Timothy Zahn!

Appearing Saturday & Sunday            

Timothy Zahn has been writing science fiction for over thirty years. In that time he has published forty novels, nearly ninety short stories and novelettes, and four collections of short fiction. Best known for his eight Star Wars novels, he is also the author of the Quadrail series, the Cobra series, and the young-adult Dragonback series. Recent books include Terminator Salvation: Trial by Fire, a sequel to the movie, and Cobra Guardian, the second of the Cobra War Trilogy. Upcoming books include Star Wars: Choices of One, and Judgment at Proteus, the final book of the Quadrail series. Also scheduled for this Sepember is a 20th Anniversary edition of his first Star Wars book, Heir to the Empire.


You can follow Timothy on his Facebook page HERE for all his latest news. 


Special Guest Actor: Johnny Yong Bosch! 

Appearing Saturday & Sunday                                   Autograph Fee: TBA

Johnny Yong Bosch got his start fighting giant bugs as Adam Park, the Black Ranger on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. It is a role that he would play for three and a half seasons on TV, two motion pictures and two special guest appearances in future Power Rangers seasons.
After Power Rangers, Johnny became very involved in voice over work for various titles.  His first major voice acting role was Vash the Stampede in Trigun.  He later went on to play the voices of Kaneda in Akira, Renton in Eureka Seven, Albert in The Count of Monte Cristo, Kiba in Wolf’s Rain, Itsuki in The Melancholy of Haurhi Suzumiya, Ichigo Kurosaki in Bleach, Lelouch Lamperouge in Code Geass, Izaya in Durarara, Guren in Tenkai Knights,  Yukio in Blue Exorcist, Sasori in Naruto,  Nobita in Doraemon, Artemis in Sailor Moon, Nagate in the Netflix Original Knights of Sidonia, Nate in Yokai Watch and many more.
Johnny’s voice can also be heard in numerous video games. Providing voices for Nero in Devil May Cry 4, Kuhn in .hack//G.U., Adachi/Narukami in Persona 4, Almaz in Disgaea 3, Emil in Tales of Symphonia, Guy in Tales of the Abyss, Firion in Final Fantasy Dissidia, Bumblebee in Transformers: War for Cybertron, Yang in Street Fighter IV, Zero in Marvel VS Capcom 3. Yukimura in Sengoku Basara, Torian Cadera in Star Wars The Old Republic and Kung Jin in Mortal Kombat X.
Johnny’s also the frontman for the band Eyeshine. Winners of Ford Motor Company’s world wide band search and produced by Grammy Award winning producer Don Was (Rolling Stones, Elton John, John Mayer…etc.). They’ve played Warped Tourand Ernie Ball’s Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival as well as having their music chosen for promotional use in the Call Of Duty Endowment project. Eyeshine is also known for recording the song “Love Psalm” with Mary Elizabeth and Akira Yamaoka for the game Silent Hill: Book of Memories.

You can view Johnny's impressive list of credits on his IMDB page HERE


Special Guest Artist: Mike Grell! 

Appearing Saturday & Sunday                                   Autograph Fee: TBA

Mike Grell is a storyteller. Since his comics debut in 1973, he’s brought his own creations and their worlds to life with a cinematic style of visual storytelling. Some of his more famed work includes:

THE WARLORD for DC COMICS, STARSLAYER for PACIFIC/FIRST COMICS, JON SABLE, FREELANCE  for FIRST COMICS/IDW/COMICMIX/ABC TV, SHAMAN’S TEARS for IMAGE COMICS, BAR SINISTER for ACCLAIM COMICS and MAGGIE THE CAT for IMAGE COMICS.

These, along with successful runs on such features as BATMAN, IRON MAN, GREEN ARROW, JAMES BOND: PERMISSION TO DIE, the TARZAN Sunday comic strip and the internationally acclaimed LONGBOW HUNTERS, have won him the comic industry’s coveted INKPOT AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN COMIC ART. His own SHAMAN’S TEARS has garnered widespread acclaim in the Native American community as a celebration of Indian traditions and lore. He’s been voted to WIZARD MAGAZINE’S TOP TEN LIST OF COMICS WRITERS. In 1999, he published his first novel, SABLE.

Current projects include: THE WARLORD, a return to his first comic creation, writing and painting covers for a new series celebrating the 35th anniversary of DC Comics #1 fantasy adventure; THE PILGRIM, currently being published by IDW, a collaboration with his good friend MARK RYAN, the noted British stage and television actor who currently provides the voice for Bumblee and Jetfire in the TRANSFORMERS movies and video games.

 In addition, he’s done design and illustration work for; LUCASFILM, LIGHTSTORM ENTERTAINMENT, FIREWORKS ENTERTAINMENT, HALLMARK ENTERTAINMENT, DISNEY, COCA COLA, PEPSI COLA and TOR BOOKS.


You can check out Mike's impressive list of comic credits HERE.


Special Guest Actress: Michelle Harrison!

Appearing Saturday & Sunday                           Autograph Fee: TBA

Currently seen as Nora Allen on CW's The Flash, MICHELLE HARRISON has remained one of the more sought after actresses in Canada. After attending Circle in the Square Theatre School in New York City, Michelle came to Canada and began her work

in film, television and theatre. She has shared the screen with a list of talented

actors including: Sir Ben Kingsley, Ben Affleck, Aaron Eckhart, Jennifer Aniston,

Philip Seymour Hoffman & Carol Burnett. She has also appeared in more than 80

movies and TV shows in the US and Canada.


Audiences may recognize Michelle from hit shows such as: House, Cold Case,

Navy NCIS,Emily Owens M.D.,Continuum, Supernatural, The L Word, Stargate

Universe, Eureka & Fringe. Popular movies include: Paycheck, Diary of a Wimpy

Kid, Love Happens, Good Luck Chuck, The Invisible and 40 Days & 40 Nights.

On her time off, Michelle fronts a band called Ginger 66 & spends time with her

family on a little island in the Pacific Northwest.


You can view Michelle's full list of acting credits HERE. 


Special Guest Artist: Sean "Cheeks" Galloway!

Appearing Saturday & Sunday

Sean "Cheeks" Galloway is one of the nicest professional artists working in the industry today. A dedicated family man "Cheeks" always has a smile on his face & still makes time to meet fans every place he goes. Some of Sean's work includes character design for Spectacular "Spider-man Animated Series" as well as countless work for DC Comics, Marvel Comics Boom! & IDW.  You can view all of Sean's list of published credits HERE


Check Out "Cheeks" page for all his latest artwork HERE

Check out Keith's website to learn more! LINK


Special Media Guest: Jon Bailey!

Appearing Saturday & Sunday 

Jon Bailey is a professional voice actor & YouTuber. Jon is the voice of 100's of toy, game (XCOM, Dishonored 2) & animated characters (Hasbro, HISHE, FOX ADHD, Cartoon Hooligans) including Optimus Prime in Transformers: Combiner Wars. Most famously Jon is known as the "Epic Voice Guy" of Honest Trailers & voices for many of YouTube's most popular channels (Screen Junkies, Smosh, Smosh Games, SourceFed, aweME, Break & Warp Zone). 


Please visit Jon's YouTube channel to view some of his hilarious videos. HERE.


Special Guest Artist: Keith Tucker! 

Appearing Saturday & Sunday


Special Cosplay Guest: Kate Pasino

Appearing Saturday & Sunday 

Kate Pasino Cosplay is a cosplay enthusiast from the Inland Northwest. She prides herself on hand making and creating all of her own designs, whether that's working with fabric, Worbla, or body paint. As well as making cosplay appearances at conventions, Kate has also appeared at charity events including locally at The Salvation Army's Backpack Distributions as Wonder Woman.

Check out Kate's Facebook fan page HERE.


More Special Guests TBA

All Special Guests Subject to Change