Special Guests

These days, Stephen L. Russell is perhaps best known as the voice of Mr. Handy, aka Codsworth from Bethesda’s Fallout 3 and it’s critically acclaimed sequel Fallout 4. He began acting for games in 1998, when he created the iconic, world weary, master thief Garrett, in the grandaddy of all stealth games, Thief, the Dark Project. He would go on to voice Garrett two more times inThief 2, The Metal Age and Thief 3, Deadly Shadows, as well as create some of the more memorable supporting characters in the Thief universe, including Karras, Raoul and the fan favorite guard Benny. Other notable games include another masterpiece from Looking Glass Studios, System Shock 2 and the recent mind-bending Magic Circle. His work in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim brought him a whole new group of fans. He divides his time between the salt marshes of Massachusetts and the mountains of central Mexico. IMDB Stephen Russell

London's first and second major television roles were playing Nathan on the critically acclaimed 1991–1993 drama series I'll Fly Away. His brother Jason stepped in for Jeremy for the final episode of the show.

In 1995 he played T.S. Quint in Kevin Smith's second film, Mallrats.

In 1995, he joined the cast of the hit Fox series Party of Five, playing Griffin for three seasons, after serving as a recurring guest star. He then went on to play a young minister named Chandler Hampton on 7th Heaven from 2002 to 2004. His 7th Heaven character had a father with lung cancer, much like Jeremy's real-life family members. He has since been in many TV serials, TV movies and feature films.

$30 for signed photographs, $40 for signed Mallrats posters, $10 for a selfie, and $30 for autographs on other items.

Don Teems has worked on the walking dead as more than 25 featured walkers..Some of his zombies appear on t shirts,mugs,cards and various other merchandise.He is also featured on the walking dead pinball machine.He has appeared in more than 100 other TV and film projects such as the hunger games catching fire,the originals,the vampire diaries,anchorman 2,dumb and dumber to,identity theft ,trouble with the curve,the change up ,and most recently Billy Lynns Long Halftime Walk. He has a fan page  at www.Facebook.com/DonTWDZombieTeems and he can be followed on Twitter @djsuperdon

From badly lip synced foreign monster movies with elaborate costuming to the predictable slasher films of the late seventies/early eighties... A.G. Howard is a true fan of the fantastic illusion special effects makeup produces and all "in camera" effects! Howard had his first accomplishment by sculpting a top selling two piece zombie mask for a mail order mask shop right out of high school. Afterward he was offered an apprenticeship through BOSS studios by painter Ron Gress. One can find that A.G. Howard has either worked or has work or friends in most haunts in the local area. In the small haunt community of Memphis... Howard takes time for charity- he helped the Boy Scouts to raise money by using his skills to run a haunt for 13 years. After winning Halloween costume contests got old - Howard turned his skills to allow others to be the star.... for either contest or cosplay through HOWARDART STUDIOS.

Michael Williams began creating short films in 2004 and since has consistently produced short films and screened them for audiences at annual film festivals and screenings across the U.S.

After writing, directing and producing more than 20 short films, Williams broke into the feature-length film territory with “OzLand". While his desire to tell complex stories visually drew him to a career in cinematography, as an artist and storyteller, Williams writes and directs films like “OzLand" in order to share his stories with those interested in experiencing them.

 Today, the filmmaker owns and operates Shendopen in West Point, Mississippi and is currently screening his 2nd feature, “The Atoning”, and preparing it for an expected worldwide release later this year.

Dietrich Smith is an American comic book artist, animator and commercial designer or who has been in the field of entertainment and publishing since the 90s. His work has been circulated thru a variety of publishers like Marvel, DC, Dynamite and more on characters ranging from Spider-man, Superman to Shaft. He is currently working with NY Times best selling author Victor LaValle as the artist on Destroyer for Boom!Studios. In his spare time he travels the globe thwarting time traveling bandits.

Corbin Delaney is an aspiring comic book artist from North Alabama. He is currently working as a graphic designer while developing his own creative owned series. Corbin's most recent work includes the cover for the Amazon published book, The Chosen by J.P. Foster. You can find more of his work by following Corbin Delaney Illustration on Facebook.facebook: www.facebook.com/CorbinDelaneyIllustration Twitter and Instagram: @cmdelaney88 Deviantart: cmdelaney88.deviantart.com

CandyGirlCosplay (Chelsea) has been doing cosplays for only a little over two years! She started originally by just visiting hospitals with a volunteer group, Causeplaymemphis, as well as her local 501st Star Wars team. She makes a lot of her own cosplays and is excited to get involved with conventions for 2017!  Follow her @candygirlcosplay on Instagram and Facebook!

Connie Wong, A.K.A Eclectic Cosplay, is a cosplayer, blogger, and all-around nerd based in the Memphis, TN area with unique drive as she strives to make each cosplay unique, individualistic, and personal. Connie is also a member of the group Ohio River Valley Cosplayers and Prop Builders (ORCS), a 1200+ member collective of artists and cosplayers from all over the country that seeks to create a positive platform for others in cosplay.

Outside of her time as a cosplayer, Connie is a blogger that devotes herself to unbiased convention critique, covering the need to know topics like vendor quality, atmosphere, guest lineups, etc. Some in the community have even given her the nickname “Scoops” due to her diligence in informing everyone on the ins and outs of the conventions she attends. You can find her work on the website, www.con-structivereviews.com.

"...The Legion is an all-volunteer organization formed for the express purpose of bringing together costume enthusiasts under a collective identity within which to operate. The Legion seeks to promote interest in Star Wars through the building and wearing of quality costumes, and to facilitate the use of these costumes for Star Wars-related events as well as contributions to the local community through costumed charity and volunteer work..."

 

Veshok Clan represents Mississippi and Louisiana in the Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club. The Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club is the world's premier custom Mandalorian costume organization. With 42 chapters in 7 countries around the world, members of Mercs take part in a wide range of activites, including local and international conventions, charity events, and fan gatherings. Founded in March 2007, the Mercs grew rapidly from a core of 5 members to now over 1800 across the globe.

The Mandalorian Mercs are recognized by LucasFilm LTD as the "Elite Mandalorian Costuming Organization".

Website: http://mandalorianmercs.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/veshokclan/

Founded in 2008, Ministry of Silly Suits is a cosplay group from Mississippi. We are comprised of tailors, prop makers, and wig stylists. Most of our members have been cosplaying and going to conventions since 2004. In addition to having won awards at multiple conventions across the Southeast, we have also been invited as guests, held panels, and even hosted events.