Autographs

As you may be aware, many guests are now charging for autographs at comic cons.  We try to negotiate the best possible contracts to get our attendees to meet our guests.  As such, we have secured many of our guests to sign at least one item per attendee (Not per day) for an item you bring for free.  They will charge for each additional item.  You can also purchase items at their tables for them to sign.  Some guests do charge for photos and selfies.   Please check the prices here.  Prices are subject to change. 

 

*Please be prepared to bring cash. While most Guests will accept Credit Cards signal can, unfortunately, be unreliable and the line can get held up.

Vic Mignogna – Appearing Friday Only – 1 free Autograph $10 for each additional autograph, photos: TBA

Bryce Papenbrook – 1 free autograph, $20 for each additional autograph, Photos: TBA

Cherami Leigh – 1 free autograph, $20 for each additional autograph, Photos: TBA

Johnny Yong Bosch – 1 free autograph, TBA for each additional autograph, Photos: TBA

Pual St. Peter – TBA

Chris Rager – $25 autograph, $25 Photos, $40 Combo

Josh Martin – $25 autograph, $25 Photos, $40 Combo

Vic Mignogna

Voice Actor

*Friday only appearance

Vic has been acting on stage and screen since he was 8 years old. But his anime career started about fifteen years ago as Vega in Streetfighter II. Since then Vic has been in more than three hundred animated series and video games, known for such roles as Edward Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist, Tamaki Suou in Ouran High School Host Club, Zero in Vampire Knight, Death Scythe in Soul Eater, Fai in Tsubasa Chronicle, Keldeo in Pokemon, Dark in DN Angel, Kurz in Full Metal Panic, Broly in Dragonball Z, Ikkaku in Bleach, Obito/Nagato in Naruto, Yoshimori in Kekkaishi, Yukito in Air, Takanaga in Wallflower, Luciano in Code Geass, Virgil Walsh in Trinity Blood, Hikaru in Macross, Space Dandy, Tiger & Bunny, Digimon Fusion, Sword Art Online, Nura, La Grange and many many more. Vic is currently playing characters in Free!, Fairy Tale, Star Trek Online, League Of Legends, Black Butler, Escaflowne, Durarara, RWBY, Yuri On Ice, Sailor Moon, World Of Warcraft, Karneval, Attack On Titan and several others.

Vic also played roles G4’s Wolverine and Iron Man series, and the original Mass Effect movie. Vic has also voiced roles in a large number of video games including Soul Calibur, Disgaea, Dynasty Warriors, Persona III, Avengers, Pac Man, Sonic Colours, DBZ, Bleach, FMA and more.

But even longer than his voice acting, Vic has been a professional music composer / singer / producer who has written and produced hundreds of pieces for TV, radio, and CD. He sings the themes for shows like One Piece & DBGT, and has produced several CDs of his own original music, all available on iTunes. Finally, in addition to anime and music, Vic has a degree in film and is deeply involved as an actor and director in several web series. He is executive producer of the award-winning web series “Star Trek Continues”, where he is not only directing, but fulfilling a childhood dream of playing the iconic role of Captain Kirk.

Vic works regularly writing, producing and directing video and film productions of all kinds.

Bryce Papenbrook

Voice Actor

Bryce Papenbrook has been a professional voice over artist since the age of eight. He was introduced to the voice acting scene by his father, Bob Papenbrook, and has continued the trade in his footsteps.

Bryce has performed in numerous video games, cartoons, and television shows. Some recent roles include Kirito in Sword Art Online, Rin Okumura in Blue Exorcist, Chooki & Lydendor in Tenkai Knights, Red in Pokémon Origins, Makoto Naegi in DanganRonpa : Trigger Happy Havoc, Numerous roles in Call of Duty : Ghosts, Tiz Arrior in Bravely Default, Adol Christin in Ys: Memories of Celceta, Inky in Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures Game, Black Ranger in the Power Rangers Megaforce Game, Sultan in Disney Princess Palace Pets, Lest in Rune Factory 4, Henry in Fire Emblem Awakening, Issachar in Shin Megami Tensei IV, Asbel Lhant in Tales of Graces F, Zidane Tribal in Final Fantasy Dissidia 012, Masaomi Kida in Durarara!!, and Guan Ping in Dynasty Warriors. Past leading roles include Shugo in .hack//Sign Legend of the Twilight, Jack in MAR, Jack Russell in Radiata Stories, Hanabusa Aido in Vampire Knight, and Isami Fujiwara in Noein.

Cherami Leigh

Voice Actor

Cherami Leigh has been in the industry for 20 years. She has been in over 75 commercials, and has worked on over 100 anime projects including: Lucy in Fairy Tail; Asuna in Sword Art Online; Road in D. Grayman; Lizzie in Black Butler; Mai in Ghost Hunt; and Patty in Soul Eater. Cherami has worked on over 20 video games, including Borderlands 2- in which she plays the popular DLC- Gaige. She voices Sailor Venus in Sailor Moon; Tome in Mob Psycho 100; Kudelia in Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans; Ilia in RWBY; and Makoto in the upcoming Persona 5.

Cherami was recently announced to be playing Sarada in Boruto: Naruto The Movie, as well as multiple characters in Fire Emblem: Heroes. She is a series regular on the Sprout hit- Zou; a lead role in the animated feature Ribbit; has guest starred on Doc McStuffins; and plays Peanut Big Top in the La La Loopsy Girls. She starred in Shane Dawson’s Not Cool and the Starz Original Series The Chair. She appeared in the Emmy Award Winning Temple Grandin, as well as Friday Night Lights, The Deep End, Chase, Shameless, Bones, and Longmire to name a few.

Cherami worked on Fast Food Nation with Richard Linklater, The Hottest State with Ethan Hawke, and The Mist with Frank Darabont, among others. She also stars in the recently released faith based drama Beyond the Farthest Star. She also starred in and produced two seasons of the award-winning webseries Throwing Stones, as well as the soon to be released CONfessionals. She has other projects in various stages of production that she is excited to share!

Johnny Yong Bosch

Voice Actor

Johnny Yong Bosch got his start fighting giant bugs as Adam Park, the Black Ranger, Green Zeo and Green Turbo Ranger on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. It is a role that he would play for three and a half seasons on television, two motion pictures and two special guest appearances in future Power Rangers seasons.

After Power Rangers, Johnny became very involved in the world of voice over. His first major voice acting role was Vash the Stampede in Trigun. He later went on to voice Kaneda in Akira, Renton in Eureka Seven, Albert in The Count of Monte Cristo, Kiba in Wolf’s Rain, Itsuki in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Ichigo Kurosaki in Bleach, Lelouch Lamperouge in Code Geass, Izaya in Durarara, Yukio in Blue Exorcist, Sasori in Naruto, Guren in Tenkai Knights, Nobita in Doraemon, Artemis in Sailor Moon, Nagate in the Netflix Original “Knights of Sidonia” 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 and Torian Cadera in Star Wars The Old Republic.

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 Tour and 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.

Paul St. Peter

Voice Actor

Paul St. Peter, twice nominated for BTVA awards, is a voice actor from Los Angeles whose many anime’ and video game credits include KINGDOM HEARTS (Xemnas), NARUTO (Nine Tail Fox), ONE PUNCH MAN (Beast King), ROBOTECH (Zor Prime), BLEACH (Yammy), WORLD OF WARCRAFT (Boden The Imposing), DYNASTY WARRIORS I-IV (Yuan Shao), DIGIMON (KOKOMON), ZETMAN (Sugito), MAJIN (Majin), and RESIDENT EVIL 5 (Swahili Zombie). Paul has comical voices too, from COWBOY BEBOP (Punch) to DIGIMON WARRIORS (Wormmon). Among his other game, anime, and feature anime credits are GURREN LAGAAN (Jorgun), THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO (Mondego), MONSTER (Dr. Reichwein), PAPRIKA (Konakawa), LUPIN III The Secret of Mamo (Mamo), DURARARA (Higa), X-COM (Dr. Heinrich), BATTLE B-DAMON (Armada), DIABLO III (Demented Spirit), and DEFIANCE (Burgess). He has recently wrapped work on MONSTER STRIKE (Death Panda), DRAKENGARD 3 (Michael the Dragon), JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURES (Dire/Jack The Ripper/Wamuu), NARUTO 7: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 (Kurama), THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS (Armor Giant), AJIN (Hirasawa), HEARTHSTONE (Igneous Giant), KILLER (Colonel Derick), and GODEATER II (various roles), and HAPPILY M ARRIED (Saturo), a Japanese serial.

A versatile performer, Paul also sang for four seasons with the San Diego Opera Company, three seasons with The San Diego Civic Light Opera, and appeared in several productions at the Old Globe Theatre. In Los Angeles, Paul has acted on the stage at The Globe Playhouse, Richard Basehart Theatre, Palos Verdes Shakespeare on the Meadow, and has “gone on the road” with Nevada Shakespeare in the Park for eleven seasons.

As an instructor, he has taught speech, accents, dialects, phonetics, vocal production, and Shakespeare at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, California State University Los Angeles, San Diego State University, Los Angeles Broadcasting School, The Windward School, and is a speech and acting coach for Native Voices at The Autry, a Native American theatre company, and The Rogue Artists, a hyper-Theatre Company.

Paul’s TV appearances include work on NCIS, LAST MAN STANDING, RINGER, TIM AND ERIC’S AWESOME SHOW, JESSIE, LEGIT (FX) and the hilarious KEY AND PEELE (Comedy Central).

Chris Rager

Voice Actor

Chris Rager is an American voice actor for Funimation studios. More notable performances are as Mr. Satan, King Yemma, and Hercule on “Dragonball Z”, as well as, Arlong the leader of the fish people on the popular “One Piece”.

Chris has been seen in national and regional T.V. commercial ads like Taco Bell, Southwest Airlines and Visa. You may also see Chris performing live on stage in Dallas with Section 8 Comedy Troupe for the last 11 years where they perform Improv, sketch and musical comedy.

Although he loves the live stage and T.V. exposure, Chris holds voice acting close to his heart. You may have also heard Chris in Animes such as Blue Gender, Case Closed, Black Cat, Desert Punk, Lupin III, Full Metal Alchemist, Yu Yu Hakusho, Samuri 7 and Sgt. Frog.

Chris has also been heard in such video games Spike out: Battle Street, Stuntman Ignition, Bloodrayne, Roadkill and many others. Chris always looks forwards to his next voice over role, hoping he can bring a high level of talent and professionalism to such characters.

Josh Martin

Voice Actor

Best known for his voice role as Majin Buu in the Dragon Ball Z and Super series, Josh Martin has lended his voice to multiple anime roles. These roles include Fullmetal Alchemist, One Piece, Toriko, YuYu Hakusho and more!

Sonya Thompson

Actress

Sonya has played roles from detective to zombie, not only in film but also prime time TV. Although, she has done many roles, what she is known for has been her main zombie roles in the film 'Zombieland' and the hit TV show 'The Walking Dead'(Season's 1 & 2). Her modeling experience came in handy as a promo zombie for the TV show 'The Walking Dead' and those photos are some of the most seen in the world for advertisement. She has been featured on the magazine covers of Entertainment Weekly, SFX Magazine, SFX's Ultimate Zombie Guide, SFX's A-Z of Zombies, SFX's A-Z of Horror, Film Ink and DVDReview. Her image has also been utilized on posters, tee shirts, bill boards, DVD/Blu Ray covers, trading cards and was also featured in the Walking Dead Comic book issue #75, along side the main cast.

One of her most loved roles was on the webseries 'Lumber Baron of Jasper county' in which she played the role of a tomboy named Sam. Other roles include, Catherine in the movie 'LWA:All Saints' Eve, Alice in the movie 'Chronology starring Billy Baldwin and Danny Trejo, Victoria Stubaker in the film 'Prosper', Flo in the film 'This Old Machine', Detective Chelsea in 'Ebony Knight', The Under the bed Patient in 'Sick People' starring C Thomas Howell and Jasmine Guy, Mrs Wilkes in 'The Runner', Victoria the librarian in All Hallows Evil: Lord of the Harvest, Jasmine in the film 'Sprout', The receptionist in the movie 'The System', A cancer Patient in the TV show Sid Roth's Its Supernatural, and a detective in the film 'Encuéntrate'. She has appeared in H2 as a dead nurse, Van Wilder Freshman year as a professor, and many more.

She appeared on Good Day Live in Louisville, Kentucky, Good Morning Carolinas, and Channel 4 news in South Carolina; and several podcast's on the web. In the documentary Write of Passage: An Actors Journey as self, Segment Directoron the Movie Cry For Revenge that has Christina Lindberg starring in it. Producer and Co Director on the web series 'Akkadia'. Producer on the documentary ``Storm``

Larry Mainland

Actor

Larry Mainland is best known as a Featured & Promotional Zombie from; The Walking Dead. His image was the first to be released from the set before the show aired and has been used extensively for advertising in more than 140 countries. He has been on the cover of numerous magazines, such as; Entertainment Weekly; in the US and; SFX, the #1 Sci-Fi magazine in the United Kingdom, twice and countless articles worldwide. He can be seen on t-shirts, mugs,
buttons and virtually anything you can put an image on, including board games and even on; Xbox Live. As a Ghoul in the movie; Goosebumps.

Larry can be seen on board games, in many books, and on various
merchandise.
Recently, Larry was fortunate to appear as an Obnoxious Zombie on TBS, in the TV game show, Separation Anxiety
He has also appeared on TruTV’s; The Carbonaro Effect, as Sir James Oglethorpe.
Other Film and TV credits include such notables as:
The Three Stooges
Contagion
Sick People
Level Up the movie
Remnant and
Home...just to name a few.
You can find Larry on:
His new website - http://www.LarryMainland.com
Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/LarryMainlandFanPage
Twitter at http://twitter.com/LarryMainland
Instagram at http://instagram.com/LarryMainland

Professor Shyguy

Singer

Professor Shyguy's music can be best described as; high energy, chiptune-electro-rocking, 8-bit, epically vocalized, highly danceable, theatrical nerd-pop. Singing 50% about video games and the other 50% is anything from Space/Time to English Language gymnastics. He is recently known as the singer for Starring Star on the Funimation dub of Dragon Ball Super. You might have also heard him on Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon's Podcast 'the Indoor Kids' or the Diamond Club podcast. He has also made theme songs for GuudeBoulderfist, This Week in Chiptune, PortsCenter, and more!

Ask Cosplay-Senpai

Guest Panelist/Cosplay Guest

Stuck on a costume piece? Can’t quite figure out how that prop goes together? Ask Cosplay-Senpai! With a decade of personal experience and over 20,000 items created, they are here to share their love for media, fandom, and—most of all—costuming! Find them on Instagram @askcosplaysenpai for tutorials, live builds and walkthroughs, and any advice you need on making your next cosplay the best it can possibly be.

Kowai Kawaii Cosplay

Guest Panelist/Cosplay Guest

Kowai Kawaii Cosplay is what you get when you combine the scary cute antics of two best friends! (Kowai means scary; kawaii means cute!)Together, they know about a random assortment of things….from true crime to magical girls!

Violet (Kowai) is a horror addict that only pauses Friday the 13th for Game of Thrones. When she’s not pining for the Hound, Violet is collecting Blu-rays and remembering the days when anime was about blood and violence, not romance.

Sasha (Kawaii) is a glitter and all things cute things-loving Japanophile that loves to cook. She spends her time trying to wear more pink, visiting the library, making tea that she forgets to drink until it’s too cold.

Vitamin H

Guest Panelist

Vitamin H is the convention entertainment group who've been delighting nerds across the nation since 2013. They've rocked conventions from New Mexico to West Virginia, and now, they're coming to rock YOU. Together, Vitamin H have spent the past four years showing convention attendees that programming can be more than boring PowerPoints and monotone delivery, and that learning CAN be fun...provided there're enough dumb jokes involved.

Kidd Bowyer is a neon-haired motormouth with a fledgling YouTube show and awful taste in everything. Kidd focuses on old-school nostalgia, quirky counterculture, spine-tingling horror, and stuff where people's heads explode.

Annie ``Pathos`` Bowyer is a veteran anime fangirl, and occasional Funimation VA who spends most of her time neck-deep in CSS. Pathos specializes in extensive research, carefully crafted graphic design and lots and lots of brain-type facts.

Whether it's horror, humor, history, or just over the top, late night insanity, Vitamin H is dedicated to making sure you laugh and learn.

Tokyo Attack!

Japanese Arcade Cabinets

Tokyo Attack is a collaboration of music game enthusiasts looking to give back to the community and share rare music games with people who will normally never get a chance to play them. We all started off as private collectors, building a collection of the games that were closest to us. At time went on, we saw a demand for our games at a variety of conventions, and noticed the machines being currently supplied were not always in the best of condition. Wanting to give back to the community in hopes to strengthen it, we decided to brand ourselves and help spread our investment into this genre to the rest of the public.

Featured Artists

Tim Smith

Artist

Tim Smith earned an Advertising Art degree from Chattanooga State Technical Community College in 1989. After several years of freelance work and commissioned pieces, Tim’s love for teaching and inspiring young people motivated him to become a teacher. He earned a BS in Education with a K-12 Visual Art Certification from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 2000. He is in his 18th year of sharing his passion of all things fandom as a high school art teacher. He is also an international sketch card artist with Frantixmedia and works for both the Topps and Upperdeck card companies. Tim is a multi-media artist whose subjects range from fantasy to comic to classic horror to portraits with a focus on detail and texture.

Jennifer Kaye Ensley

Artist

JK Ensley is a native Tennessean by way of Missouri, born there and quickly ushered down South. A product of public school and private college, she spent her early twenties bouncing across the country. Fascinated by rich culture, ancient customs, and thick accents, she is compelled to drink in the many exquisite differences humanity is gifted with. A self-described, happily divorced mother of three, she does little to hide her wicked wit, advanced sarcasm, and extreme shoe addiction.
“When recently asked to describe her A Dance with Destiny series, JK said...``Eh... that's a hard one. I don't want to give anything away. It's one of those stories that you just don't want to know what's happening until it happens. Trust me. But, if I had to say something it would be... A Dance with Destiny is kind of like... If Lord of the Rings and Legion/Dominion had a baby girl and they enrolled her in Quentin Tarantino's School for the Tragically Cursed where her teacher was Drizzit, she became best friends with Bleach, sat beside of Death Note, and ended up dating Black Butler... Then, yeah. That pretty much sums it up. It's totally full of adventure and feels. So... Much... Feels.``

Alex Ogle

Artist

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.

Andy Duggan

Artist

Andy Duggan is a Comic book artist from Tennessee who is best known for his work in Hero Cats and his creator own webcomic Seaclops Comics as well as art for Upper Deck and Topps trading cards.

Joey Gossett

Artist

Joey Gossett is an artist/illustrator from Knoxville, Tennessee. He has worked in the graphics industry for over 15 years as well as bringing his unique art style to area audiences for nearly a decade. He offers a stylized interpretation of pop culture’s celebrities and characters. His collection includes notable names such as Michael Jackson, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Elvira. Recently, Joey has been adding popular game characters to his portfolio. However, his most recognizable works are from his original series “Little Monsters” which depicts famous horror movie characters reimagined as children. Joey welcomes the challenge of custom commissions while offering prints of former works. His work can be found on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter as JoeyGossettArt.

James E. Lyle

Artist

James E. Lyle (or Doodle) is a native of western North Carolina living in the mountains near the town of Waynesville (and even nearer to the entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway). In the sixth grade he decided that being an artist was what mainly interested him.

Doodle has been a professional cartoonist and illustrator for the past thirty-five years, working primarily as a freelance but occasionally dabbling in full-time employment. Recently he has been artist for the comic book SPARK, as well as serving as storyboard and animation set-up artist for the Chicago Bears’ Monsters of the Midway promotional.