With his first shows coming out in 1996, Dan Harmon co-created Heat Vision and Jack, featuring Owen Wilson and Jack Black. He also co-founded Channel 101 early in his career, a non-profit TV network, with shows featuring Drew Carey and Sarah Silverman. Harmon also created Community, a sitcom inspired by his own encounters in community college, which ran for six seasons. In 2011, Harmon created a monthly podcast called Harmontown, becoming weekly by 2012. Harmon is best known for his role as the co-creator of Rick and Morty on Adult Swim. The show has become an incredible success, wrapping up a third season in 2017. Harmon has also voiced "Birdperson" on Rick and Morty, who is featured in a number of episodes.
COMIC BOOK WRITER, ARTIST
Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez is the director of his creative services studio, Somos Arte, based out of Brooklyn, NY. They have had clients such as Columbia University and Atlantic Records. Miranda-Rodriguez has also curated and produced three Marvel Comics exhibits. He has also produced for comics such as Guardians of the Galaxy: Tales of the Cosmos. Recently, he has produced for a project called “Ricanstructuon- Reminiscing and Rebuilding Puerto Rico”, which features contributions from over 100 icons in and out of the comic book industry. This anthology features iconic DC comic book heroes and heroines such as Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman, and Batman. 100% of the proceeds received from these comics will go to Puerto Rico in an effort to provide solar power, food, clothing, and more. These stories exist with a message- when we come together as a united people, we will never be defeated- ¡El pueblo unido jamas sera vencido!
Jeff B. Davis
ACTOR, COMEDIAN, SINGER
Jeff B. Davis is known for his work as a recurring performer on the improv comedy show Whose Line Is It Anyway? Davis began his career with a dramatic acting role on the series Highway To Heaven at the age of 11. Working with different improvisation groups, Davis was featured in a short video produced on Dan Harmon's Channel 101 website called Laser Fart. Davis also landed a gig on The Downer Channel, produced by Steve Martin, in 2001. He has gone on tour with the "Improv All Stars," which include his former Whose Line is it Anyway? cast mates, and made appearances on The Norm Show, The Drew Carey Show, The Jamie Kennedy Experiment, Tuesdays with Morrie, and The Sarah Silverman Program. In addition to being a series regular on Happy Family, Davis has also gone on two USO tours and served as a rotating announcer on the Price is Right. Davis began co-hosting Harmontown in 2012, on which he acts as the "comptroller."
COMIC BOOK CREATOR, ACTOR, WRITER, COMEDIAN, TV PRODUCER
Rob Schrab is best known as the creator of the comic book Scud: The Disposable Assassin, co-writer of the feature film Monster House, and the co-creator of Comedy Central's The Sarah Silverman Program and the short film festival Channel 101. He has directed three seasons of The Sarah Silverman Program and episodes of Childrens Hospital, Blue Mountain State, Community, Parks and Recreation, The Mindy Project and Workaholics. Rob is known for his collaborations with longime friend Dan Harmon, who helped co-write Monster House, as well as involving Schrab in directing a few episodes of Community. Shrab and Harmon also co-created Channel 101, a short film festival which challenges creators to send in short films in the form of a pilot under 5 minutes in length, which is then judged by a live audience. Channel 101 has featured many notable celebrities including Jack Black, Sarah Silverman, and Drew Carey.
ACTOR, VOICE ACTOR, DIRECTOR
Michael Bell has been a professional actor for over 40 years, guest starring in Star Trek, M.A.S.H., Three's Company, Deep Space Nine, Charlie's Angels, Get Smart, Mission Impossible, and many more. He has also voiced characters in many animated series and films, including, but not limited to The Transformers, The Smurfs, Rugrats, X-Men, The Incredible Hulk, GI Joe, and Star Wars Rebels, as well as video game character voices in Ratchet and Clank, Doom, Metal Gear Solid, Star Wars, Heroes of the Storm, and Call of Duty. Aside from teaching voice acting for over 35 years, Bell has over 1000 radio and television VO credits, adding awards for documentary and commercial work, and including directing "Peter Pan," the Emmy award-wining Fox animated series starring Tim Curry.
From 1973 to 2007, Larry was a member of the cast of “Imus in the Morning." Since 2005, he has been an announcer on “The Dennis Miller Show.” Larry has hosted the game show “Bowling for Dollars," and since 2001, announced on the PBS Telecast of the annual “Mark Twain Prize for American Humor." He voiced Lion-O on the Thundercats Original Series as well as many other animated series. Larry has appeared as the 102.7 Beat Announcer in Grand Theft Auto IV and Franco Vinci in Mafia 2. He also has appeared on Radio and TV commercials for major brands like Coca Cola, McDonalds, M&Ms, Volkswagen, and Bold Detergent. Since 1978, he has provided the voices of Count Chocula and Sonny the Coco Puffs Bird.
Kat "Mystik" Gunn
COSPLAYER, PROFESSIONAL GAMER, TWITCH STREAMER
Kat "Mystik" Gunn is a professional cosplayer as well as a Twitch streamer and content creator for the gaming team Team EnVyUs. Kat is known for winning the second season of WCG Ultimate Gamer on the Syfy Channel (2010) also competed in the Championship Gaming Series, which aired on DirecTV (2007-08). She is the highest earning female gamer of all time by the Guinness Book of World Records from her tournament wins. She is also a brand ambassador for Gigabyte and Newegg, among others. Kat is a seasoned gamer, which includes teaming up with Jessica Nigri and Linda Le on Less Than 3, a professional gaming and cosplay team. She has cosplayed notable comic, anime and video game characters such as Harley Quinn, Kasumi, Spawn, Edward Elric, Cloud Strife, Selene, Sleeping Panda, and Marika Kato.
ARTIST, COVER ARTIST
Jennifer Hernandez made her debut as an artist on the off-panel strip in Sonic Universe #55 from the legendary Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs, which premiered as a monthly comic under Archie Comics in 1993. Before arriving on the Sonic comic scene, she would periodically sketch Sonic-related art, posting it online to the artwork-sharing social media site deviantART. After a few exchanges with the comic's editor, Hernandez signed on to the series. However after more than 290 issues, Archie Comics devastatingly announced the ending of the series. Hernandez went on to draw full stories until the comics ended in 2017; she is now contributing to the IDW Publishing Sonic the Hedgehog Comic Series.
ACTOR, PRODUCER, MODEL, SINGER
Michael Copon is known as the Blue Power Ranger, Lucas Kendall, on the Power Rangers Time Force television series and for Felix Taggaro on the television series One Tree Hill. He has appeared in Power Rangers Wild Force, Beyond the Break, VH1's But Can They Sing? (also winning this competition), Bring It On: In It to Win It, The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior. He is a member of the Hollywood Knights celebrity basketball team which raises funds for various schools and charitable organizations in the Los Angeles area. Copon also co-hosts a weekend radio show on Positive Hit Radio the Current, WJLZ 88.5 FM, in Virginia with Trina Olson called Saturday Night with Trina & Mike. He is the executive producer of Michael Copon Studios.
AUTHOR, COMIC BOOK WRITER
Mark Russell is an American author, cartoonist, and comic book writer. Russell is best known for co-creating and writing for the depressing and practical The Flintstones comic book series. Russell is also the author of God Is Disappointed in You, from Top Shelf Productions, released in 2013, which is a modern re-telling of the Bible (with cartoons by New Yorker cartoonist Shannon Wheeler) as well as a follow up book about non-canonical Christian and Jewish texts called Apocrypha Now (2016). He is also the writer of the DC Comic's reboot of Prez issues 1 through 6. In 2017 Russell announced he will be creating a comic surrounding the Hanna-Barbera character Snagglepuss.
ILLUSTRATOR, WRITER, FILMMAKER
Billy Tucci is best known for his creator-owned title and character, Shi, as well as being the founder of Crusade Fine Arts, Ltd. Crusade Comics' flagship title, Shi, has sold over four million comic books and grossed over $25 million in sales since debuting in March 1994. Several comic characters, including Top Cow’s Witchblade and David Mack’s Kabuki, debuted in Shi. The character has also crossed over with Daredevil, Vampirella and Wolverine. In 2006 Tucci began pencilling Marvel Comics' Heroes for Hire, and DC's VS cards. He also released Definitive Shi, the Illustrated Warrior. Tucci produced the DC miniseries, Sgt. Rock: The Lost Battalion, as well as working Jonah Hex, Birds of Prey, Flash Vs. Superman and Harley Quinn. In 2017, Shi the motion picture was optioned by Producer Mimi Polk Gitliin with Tucci serving as executive producer.
Reilly Brown is a fan-favorite comic book artist and writer for Marvel and DC Comics, known for bringing a sense of character and personality to the projects that he works on, balancing a combination of light-hearted humor, with fast paced superhero action. These talents have been on full display in the pages of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, INCREDIBLE HERCULES, LOBO, and many other comics, perhaps most notably DEADPOOL, Marvel's infamous, rapid-healing, merc-with-a-mouth!
COMIC BOOK ARTIST, WRITER
SINGER, COMIC BOOK STAR
Demon Boy is the frontman of the Demon Boy Band, a horror rock group from Long Island. The Demon Boy Band currently consists of four members, Demon Boy, Mikky Nitrol, Lightning Lou, and Shreddy Krueger. Influenced by artists such as Alice Cooper and Rob Zombie, Demon Boy and Cradle Con have teamed up to feature him as a judge in our cosplay contests. A local Long Island legend, Demon Boy is known for his rock songs such as “Pain” and “My Coffin”. He is also the star of the Demon Boy comic book series, available on his website.
AUTHOR, COMIC BOOK WRITER
Pat Shand is a comic book writer as well as an author from New York. He has written comics such as Breathless, Little Girl, Robyn Hood, Destiny, NY, and The Garbage Girl, as well as novels such as Marvel Avengers: The Serpent Society, and Marvel Thor: The Crusade of the Forgotten. Shand is very active on twitter, currently promoting a Kickstarter campaign for a graphic novel that he is writing, named Afterglow, illustrated by K. Lynn Smith, the creator of PLUME and Destiny, NY. Afterglow, a full color novel about a girl and her mutated cat attempting to survive a post-apocalyptic world, is close to being funded on kickstarter. Recently Shand published the graphic novel Prison Witch, co-created with his wife Amy.
COMIC BOOK WRITER
Matthew Summo was born and raised on Long Island, NY to a struggling actor/wedding singer and a short-order cook. After that, he began paid published work for Double Take, which is owned by Take Two Interactive, which also owns video game labels such as Rockstar and 2K. He has written comic books such as Until Death by Ronin Studios. He was a Ghost City Comics Competition finalist in 2017. Summo also has entries in Manchester Unbreakable by Evil Kat Comi, Kayfabe Vol. 2 and All-Star FUBAR by Fubar Press/Alterna as well as his previously mentioned involvement in Dedication 1-5 (Double Take).
PROFESSIONAL WRESTLER, COMIC BOOK WRITER, RADIO SHOW PERSONALITY
Brimstone has had a successful and rewarding career spanning well over three decades; participating in numerous entertainment fields boasting a list of titles including professional wrestler, radio host, actor, voice actor, author, musician, philanthropist, food critic, horror model, and comic book/animated/children’s book/video game hero. He’s been called a Renaissance man by many, but more accurately describeBrimstone also co-hosts Grindhouse Radio with Steve Zambito and Kim Adragna. Grindhouse Radio is available to listen on iTunes and Google Play.
Jeremy Ambler is best known for playing zombie-like roles in major films and TV franchises. He has reoccurred as a walker on the major TV series The Walking Dead in episodes "What Lies Ahead" and "Beside The Dying Fire". Jeremy has a list of appearances that include films and series such as The Road, Child of God, The Crazies, HBO's John Adams, The Three Stooges, American Reunion, Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, The Dukes of Hazzard, and many others.