Amanda Rachels is an Alabama based full-time comic artist and (sometimes) colorist of independent comics, including Vicious Circus (with writer Kevin LaPorte), a unique twist on the prevailing fear of clowns that re-imagines the horror icons as avenging spirits for abused children! She also provided full art for The Blind Eye, a horror story of masked vigilantes protecting a hurricane-flooded city invaded by dark forces both human and supernatural.
Cody Dickinson is the driving force behind Cody’s Cosplay Carnival. Cody is a skilled craftsperson who makes his costumes from scratch. Cody is local to the area but travels all over showing off his incredible costumes and inspiring others to push their talents in the craft of cosplay. Cody is our official Cosplay Ambassador and a good friend to the show.
Jeh Howell is a professional makeup effects artist and creature designer. He and his company Factory of Effects has worked with various productions including Zombieland, ID Channel episodes and theatrical stage productions.Factory of Effects also creates prosthetics used for film and television productions. His company can create silicone and latex busts for collectors of horror.
Kevin LaPorte is the Mobile, Alabama-based writer and co-creator of genre comics with a horror bent - Vicious Circus (with artist Amanda Rachels), Last Ride for Horsemen and Roadkill du Jour!
The worlds Kevin creates range from dark carnivals overrun by killer clowns violently avenging abused children (Vicious Circus) to dying frontier towns in the Old West beset by Steampunk versions of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse!
Michael Duron is the writer/artist/creator of the smash hit all ages series Sugar Boogarz and is a sought after master caricaturists. Beyond that he is a Lucasfilm and Disney artist who has also done work for Topps, Marvel, Archie Comics, Universal, Action Lab Entertainment/DangerZone, New Line Cinema and Scout Comics.
He will be taking commissions and selling original art as well as select prints.
Roland Mann is the publisher for SilverLine Comics and has written such comics as Cat & Mouse, Planet of the Apes: Blood of the Apes, Battletech, Wizard of Oz, Huckleberry Finn, Cat & Mouse, Tiny, Kreyand Switchblade. Roland is best known for his work at Malibu/Marvel Comics where he edited a host of titles only comic geeks know. He teaches writing for comics in the Creative Writing program at Full Sail University and occasionally blogs at www.rolandmann.me.
Task Force 27 is the Florida Garrison of “The Finest GI Joe Costuming Club.” The Finest celebrates G.I. Joe through the creation and wearing of high-quality costumes and props based upon canon characters from the G.I. Joe universe. Each year, club members appear and exhibit at more than 100 pop-culture conventions, parades, and other events worldwide. Since 2007, the Finest has used their love for GI Joe to raise funds for military and veteran organizations such as K9s For Warriors and the USO!