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The 6th Doctor Who!
The amazing Colin Baker has made a fantastic career in film and television. His most iconic character was that of the 6th Doctor Who on the long running BBC science fiction series. Beloved by fans for decades, Colin is always a favorite at conventions and Dr. Who events world wide. He was recently seen in "The Five Doctors Reboot" and his latest film, "Shadows of a Stranger" will debut this year. We are excited to have him at this year's con and we are sure Tyler, TX will never be the same afterwards!
Neil Napier is amazing! He is well known as a star of such films as "300", "Immortals", "Riddick" and has recently landed a lead role in the brand new SyFy channel hit: "Helix". His voice and motion capture work in video games such as "Assassin's Creed III" and "Assassin's Creed IV" is fantastic. Originally from Montreal, he now resides in Ontario, Canada and is fluent in both English and French. Described as funny, charming, and handsome by his fans, Neil is always in high demand and we are tremendously excited to have him at this year's con!
Jennifer Spence is a beautiful Canadian actress. Her acting credits include playing the part of Dr. Lisa Park on the Stargate Universe television series. Other television series in which she has had principal roles are Exes and Ohs, The 4400, Reunion, Write & Wrong, and recurring roles on Killer Instinct and DaVinci's Inquest.
Immediately following the cancellation of Stargate Universe, Spence joined some other of the show's cast in a pilot of the new show Echoes, produced by Stargate's Mark Savela and Ken Kabatoff. In 2012, Spence had roles in episodes of three network television shows, The Killing, Alcatraz and Supernatural. Spence has a recurring role in the science fiction television series Continuum, which premiered May 2012. In 2013 Spence will feature a third season of Continuum. Also a film called “Down River”, which was written and directed by her husband Ben Ratner will be out 2013.
We are very lucky to have her aboard for this year's con and we hear her personality matches her beauty.
We are very proud to have Mr. Peter Kelamis as one of our VIP guests this year at the con. He is not only a talented actor of stage, TV, and Movies, but he is a versatile voice actor and continues to amaze the world through his talented performances. He is an Australian-born Canadian actor known for playing Dr. Adam Brody in Stargate Universe and Goku in the original English dub of the animated television series Dragon Ball Z.
And he is also the voice of none other than YODA in Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles!
Timothy Zahn was born in Chicago in 1951 and grew up in the western suburb of Lombard. He attended Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, earning a B.S. degree in physics in 1973, and moved on to the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, for graduate work. He earned a M.S. degree there, also in physics, in 1975, and continued work toward a doctorate. Also in 1975, he began a new hobby: writing science fiction. At first a strictly spare-time avocation, over the next three years he gradually gave more time to it until he sold his first story in December 1978 (“Ernie,” Analog, September 1979). In 1980 he left grad school and began writing full time.
Since then he has published forty-five novels, over a hundred short stories and novelettes, and four collections of short fiction. Best known for his ten Star Wars novels, he is also the author of the Quadrail series, the Cobra series, the Conquerors Trilogy, and the young-adult Dragonback series. His latest books are Cobra Slave, the first book of the Cobra Rebellion Trilogy, and Star Wars: Scoundrels.
Upcoming books include Cobra Outlaw, the second Cobra Rebellion novel, and A Call to Duty, the first of the Manticore Ascendant collaborations with David Weber set in the Honor Harrington universe. You can contact him at Facebook.com/TimothyZahn.
Michael Stewart is a professor of United States history at Tyler Junior College. He is a published author with several books and articles to his credit, and has earned Masters degrees in Nineteenth Century European History as well as American History. He was a contributing designer on the Castles & Crusades Fantasy Roleplaying Game from Troll Lord Games, and has published two modules for this system. His upcoming RPG is called Victorious: Steampunk Adventure in the Age of SuperMankind and is expected to be out in winter of this year.
Blake Ovard is a professional artist and animal rescuer. He has won numerous awards for his realistic pen and ink stippling art of wildlife, with pieces featured in gallery exhibits, art festivals, charitable organization posters, stamps, and hundreds of newspapers and magazines around the world. He is also an accomplished children’s book author and illustrator with “Whose Feet Are Those?” “Flamingos Everywhere” and “Tugg’s Doggie Rulebook.”
The elements for art and animal rescue came together for Blake in one small rescue dog that was wrapped in a blanket that was staked down beside a busy six-lane highway in the hot July, Texas heat. That 4-month-old puppy was Tugg, and as Blake and his wife, Kim, nursed Tugg back to health, it became apparent that Tugg was a real-life super hero dog. Soon “Tugg: A Hero Among Us” was born. The quarterly series is a super-fun ride for all ages, following along as Tugg saves the world from things he didn’t even know were dangerous.
Blake created and developed anti-bullying and self esteem programs featuring Tugg for schools and created therapy programs with Tugg for various local elderly care facilities. Tugg received the Award for Canine Excellence, Companion Animal by the American Kennel Club (AKC). Blake and Tugg were featured guests at Dallas Cowboys Stadium’s Rally Days celebrations for the last two seasons, and helped team owner Jerry Jones present the award to the 1 millionth visitor to Cowboy’s Stadium. Tugg has also been featured on T.V. and in newspapers, was the “celebrity guest dog model” at the annual Fashion Group International show in Dallas, and has been a spokes-dog for charitable organizations ranging from cancer research to children’s advocacy groups.
Blake also creates sketch cards of all kinds of heroes and villains, fine art paintings, and blank sketch comic cover commissions featuring Tugg as a character from whatever book it is. He and Kim work in animal rescue every day and have started a non-profit rescue, Tugg’s Pink House of Wuff, Inc. All of the proceeds from the sale of Tugg’s series go to the rescue.
Ty Tyner is an artist from Austin, Texas. He has worked on stories for publishers such as Hound Comics, Comix Tribe, Arcana Comics and Shot in the Dark comics. His latest work includes coloring the covers for the highly acclaimed series The Red Ten from Comix Tribe with CP Wilson III (Stuff of Legend, Marvel), color work on the upcoming SCAM anthology book from ComixTribe and coloring the weekly web comic Masters Of The Obvious for Hound Comics. Visit www.TyTyner.com to learn more.
Please welcome Funimation Anime' Voice Talent of such TV series as Dragon Ball Z, and Toriko...and actor in such movies as Drive Angry, W., and Shadow People...and voice talent for video games such as Infinity Blade...Mr. BRYAN MASSEY! Not only is he an incredibly talented actor, he is also one of th efunniest guys you are ever likely to meet.
Kristen is a Con favorite! Her voice talents have been featured on many anime' series from Funimation. Her manga style art and comics are mind blowingly good. She is quickly becoming one of the best things about the Anime' Cons around the US. The best thing about Kristen, is she doesn't realize how awesome she is...she is easily approachable and a pleasure to talk to. Spend some time with her at this year's con and see what we mean!
TV horror host and mortician macabre, Harvey is after all the ghoul's hearts. His hit show. "Festival of Fear" airs in the fall on METV and is abhorred by millions...um...we mean adored by millions. He was a hit at the last Rose City Comic Con and he has graciously agreed to return and gross us out again!
The man with the plan, the guy with the guts, the Merc with the Moves is back! The hilarious hit of last year's comic con is coming back to do it again and this time he's bringing a couple...friends(?)! Give it up for our hero, D. Piddy!
Make Up Artist
She stunned with her amazing Hollywood Make Up skills at last year's con and she's back again to wow you all over again. Her classes were a huge hit at our break out session at Spirit Halloween Super Store and thisyear she will have her own classroom session at the con where you can learn some amazing techniques to help you with your own cosplay designs!
A going on 14 year veteran Deputy Sheriff, Michael hasn’t been cosplaying for long but he’s quickly making a name for himself. The love for the comic and video game genre has been in his heart since he was little and it shows when he creates and puts his costumes on. Having many of his creations praised and displayed on numerous platforms. Michael has also judged costume contests.
Michael has had the opportunity to work on 4 different Hollywood comic book movie productions. First on the 2006 film “Spiderman 3”. Having being bit by the creative bug, that same year Michael auditioned for the reality show “Who Wants To Be A Superhero” hosted by Stan Lee. Michael developed a character named “Knightmage” for the show and was made a possible alternate for the broadcast. Michael would once again capture an opportunity in 2011 when he was cast in the Hollywood blockbuster film “The Avengers” as well as in “The Dark Knight Rises”. While filming “The Dark Knight Rises” he was selected for the “Stunt Action Team” which allowed him to work closely with the stunt team, the coordinator, director and main actors filming in both Pittsburgh and New York. Most recently he was an extra in Captain America 2: Winter Soldier. Michael is also a member of the independent production company “Together Brother Productions” which produced such fan films as “Clash in the Knight, The Legion of Injustice and most recently The Joe Files and Flash Fall”. Michael and Together Brothers are currently working on a documentary titled “Cosplay is Colorblind”. Other projects include "Project: Lex" brought to you by Superhero Photography by Adam Jay and Bat in the Sun Studios. Project: Lex is a recreation of the DC Online Universe Cinematic Trailer. Michael will play Cyborg.
Michael also is a spokes model for the independent comic company “Shot In The Dark Comics” having his likeness used for an upcoming original superhero comic character.
Genuinely loving to entertain, make a positive impact and bring smiles, Michael most often uses his costuming by participating in many charitable events, benefits, parades, birthdays and hospital visits to children. This has led him to becoming a member of esteemed costuming groups such as “The League of Heroes, The Heroes Alliance-Ohio Branch, East Coast Avengers and Superheroes to Kids in Ohio”. Michael has also worked closely with local and national charity organizations as a sponsor, such as The Make-A-Wish Foundation, Putting Downs First and Angels for Animals. This has led Michael to making the "Knightmage: Cosplay Against/Awareness Campaign".
If you wish, become a fan at www.Facebook.com/Knightmage1 and follow on Twitter @Knightmage
These folks are the hottest rising stars in the paranormal world! With their live pod casts and audience involving expeditions, they are fan favorites with a huge following. Their investigative experience will amaze you and the things they show and tell you will blow your mind. They are official members of the Ghost Adventures Crew, and I must say they are the friendliest, most easily approachable bunch of folks I have ever met. Make sure you don't miss their presentation!
The Pathfinder Society
Amazing Fantasy Role Playing
Welcome to Pathfinder Society Organized Play! Pathfinder Society Organized Play is a worldwide fantasy roleplaying campaign that puts YOU in the role of an agent of the Pathfinder Society, a legendary league of explorers, archaeologists, and adventurers dedicated to discovering and chronicling the greatest mysteries and wonders of an ancient world beset by magic and evil. The campaign’s home base is sprawling Absalom, the so-called City at the Center of the World, that stands astride the great Inner Sea on the mountain-capped Isle of Kortos. A Pathfinder’s adventures explore the dark alleys and political intrigue of Absalom between far-flung travels to the most interesting and exotic locales in the world of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. In Pathfinder Society Organized Play, you play a member of the Pathfinder Society, seeking fortune and glory all over the face of Golarion. At the same time, your character works for one of the competing factions, all with their own motivations and secret agendas. Play is organized into Seasons, throughout which the actions and achievements of you and your fellow Pathfinders create an ongoing storyline. Each season consists of at least 28 Pathfinder Society scenarios (short, 4-hour adventures) set in a variety of exotic locations across Golarion
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The coolest gang on the planet...our buds at Ground Zero Comics are back again! We could not have pulled it off last year without these wonderful folks and their tireless efforts! With gaming, Magic, and comics galore, you will dig it!
Soft Drinks, Old Time Candy, and Novelties!
Rocket Fizz is amazing! With over 500 flavors of soft drinks you can't fins anywhere else, and old school candy like you haven't seen in years, and novelties that will definitely make you smile, this place is an instant classic! We are glad to have them aboard with their tasty root beers and salt water taffy! If you don't leave their booth with a happy face and heart something is wrong!
Geek World is a very cool comic book, gaming, and more store located at 410 Loop 323 in Tyler, TX. These guys handled the war gaming at the first con and brought some amazing stuff to the event! Rest assured, Geek World will help make it a Rockin' event!
RC Comics is a fantastic comic and gaming store in Kilgore Texas at 20 E. Main St. in downtown. These guys are growing like mad with new gaming and stock constantly popping up! And the owner, Ricky Custer, is a terrific friend to us and the con! We look forward to having them with us and Ricky will be heading up the Children's events at this con!
We are pleased to announce that returning vendor, Abbott Design Studio, will be handling official Tyler Rose City Comic Con merchandise! We will have T-Shirts, Collectibles and more with our logo and the limited edition dated design! And yes, for those of you who have requested them we will have a few shirts commemorating the past first Tyler Con since we did not have much in the way of memorabelia there. You will love what Abbott Studios has in in store!
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