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Canceled:
James Alan Ross (author)
Sweetheart Harley (cosplayer)
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Media Guests

Julian Richings is a veteran character best known for his portrayal of Death in Supernatural. He’s also had memorable recurring roles in dozens of tv shows including The Umbrella Academy, Orphan Black, Reginald the Vampire, Stephen King’s Kingdom Hospital and Doom Patrol.

Julian’s appeared in over a hundred feature films from Hollywood blockbusters (Man of Steel, X-Men 3, Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief) to Indie fan favorites (Wrong Turn, The Witch, Cube, Anything for Jackson).

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Charisma Carpenter first made her television debut with a guest spot on Baywatch (1989), before receiving a call from legendary producer Aaron Spelling and subsequently being cast on the prime time soap opera, Malibu Shores (1996). But her big break - and the one that would forever change the trajectory of her life - came shortly thereafter when she was cast as Cordelia Chase on Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997), a role she would portray for three seasons before migrating to its spin-off series, Angel (1999), and continuing on for four more seasons. In total, Carpenter portrayed Cordelia in 140 episodes across both franchises. The former series has been ranked by Time, The Hollywood Reporter, TV Guide, Rolling Stone, and Entertainment Weekly among their lists of greatest television series' of all time.

 

Carpenter went on to recur on Charmed (1998) as the demon Kyra and on Veronica Mars (2004) as gold digging stepmother Kendall Casablanacas as well as Greek (2007) and, most recently, CW's Pandora (2019). While working as a series regular on ABC Family's The Lying Game (2011), Carpenter subsequently served as host and producer of Investigation Discovery's Surviving Evil (2013), a series featuring survivors who fought back against their attackers. Additional guest starring roles include CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000), Burn Notice (2007), Supernatural (2005), Blue Bloods (2010), Sons of Anarchy (2008), Scream Queens (2015), Chicago P.D. (2014), Lucifer (2016), and 9-1-1 (2018).

 

Carpenter has also segued into movies, with a supporting role as Lacey in The Expendables (2010) and its sequel, The Expendables 2 (2012), as well as roles in over 12 made for television movies for Lifetime, Syfy and more.

 

Offscreen, Carpenter is the proud founder of MyCon, a platform intended to lift the spirits of socially isolated fans throughout the pandemic by connecting them with their favorite actors. Additionally, she works closely with the Thirst Project, an international water charity bringing safe, clean drinking water to the most vulnerable people around the world, as well as The Ronan Thompson Foundation, which is dedicated to researching pediatric cancer. In addition to her first love, that of a devoted mother, Carpenter spends much of her time working as a philanthropist, political activist, and social justice advocate. So passionate about these causes, she recently completed a course on administrative justice.

 

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Karyn Parsons starred as Hilary Banks on the sitcom, “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”, which aired on NBC from 1990 to 1996. She co-created, co-produced, co-wrote, and co-starred on the Fox sitcom, “Lush Life” in 1996. In 2001, she starred in the critically acclaimed but short-lived television series, “The Job” with Denis Leary.

 

Besides television, Parsons has starred in several films including Class Act (1992), Major Payne (1995), Mixing Nia (1998), The Ladies Man (2000), and 13 Moons (2002).

 

Parsons is the founder of ‘Sweet Blackberry’, a non-profit organization that creates animated films about unsung black heroes. The first in the series is about Henry "Box" Brown, a slave who mailed himself to freedom.

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Please welcome Kris Holden-Ried to FC3! Among the many shows and movies he's acted in are The Umbrella Academy, Lost Girl, and Underworld: Awakening! You can meet Kris and many others at #FC32023!

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Joseph Marcell is a Caribbean born, and British raised actor and comedian. He is best known for his role as Geoffrey, the butler on the NBC sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air from September 1990 until the show ended in May 1996.

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Michael Koske is an American actor living and working in Middle Georgia. His acting credits include frequent appearances as a featured "Walker" on AMC's The Walking Dead, including being Greg Nicotero's tribute to "Flyboy", from Dawn of the Dead.

 

His zombie likenesses have appeared on t-shirts, figures, playing cards, and other official merchandise, and he's graced the pages of Entertainment Weekly, TV Guide, The Walking Dead Official Magazine, the cover of The Ultimate Guide to Zombies, Rolling Stone Magazine, and most recently, the cover of TV Guide. He has also appeared as a daywalking Vampire on The Originals which is a spinoff for the Vampire Diaries, USA Network's Necessary Roughness, The Crazies, The Following featuring Kevin Bacon, Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Need For Speed, Goosebumps, Captain America: Civil War, and the third installment of the Divergent series, Allegient, season 3 of Sleepy Hollow, Hidden Figures starring Kevin Costner, Hank Azaria's hit comedy Brockmire, and most recently, Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2, as one of Yondu's Ravagers, and in Pitch Perfect 3

Michael frequently appears at conventions in support of his second life as a member of the undead community.
 

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Artists/Attractions

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Ken has worked on comics for Bongo, IDW, DC, Image, Moonstone, and Airwave. Most notably, he’s inked stories in Futurama, Bart Simpson Comics, Simpsons Winter Wing Ding, Bart Simpson’s Treehouse of Horror and Radioactive Man.  Other comic book work includes the Official Adaptation of Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol, and issues of I Dream of Jeannie, The Phantom, El Mucho Grande-Wrestler for Hire, Kolchak:The Night Stalker, and Buckaroo Banzai-The Prequel. He also drew a special commemorative premium comic celebrating the 80th birthday of cartoon icon Popeye, and drew several stories for IDW’s Popeye series. He was a contributing artist to the hardcover books C. Montgomery Burns’ Handbook Of World Domination and Bart Simpson’s Manual Of Mischief.

 

As a freelance illustrator, Ken has worked on local and national projects, contributing artwork and designs for a series of television ads for clients Toyota, McDonald’s, and Wegmans.

 He served as editor of Munster Memories: A Coffin Table Book with Butch Patrick and drew a variant cover for the first issue of IDW’s ongoing Back To The Future comic series. 

He recently drew the first two issues of a new project, Dreamer, which is meant to increase awareness of health conditions such as TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) and Autism. He also drew a story for a new revival of the classic ‘50s character Jetta, and is currently producing a modern romance anthology written by legendary DC Silver Age writer Barbara Friedlander called Another Place, Another Time.

 Ken teaches an extremely popular comic book production workshop each summer, which yield anthologies of student work and prepares teens interested in entering the field. He has also worked with The Strong National Museum of Play as a teaching artist. 

More of Ken’s work can be seen at kenwheaton.com

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As both a Writer and Showrunner, Jeff Kline has been responsible for nearly 1000 episodes of live-action and animated television across all dayparts.  He received multiple Daytime Emmy® Awards for the CG series, TRANSFORMERS: PRIME (The Hub), and additionally co-developed and Executive Produced TRANSFORMERS: ROBOTS IN DISGUISE (Cartoon Network), TRANSFORMERS: RESCUE BOTS (The Hub), G.I. JOE: RENEGADES (The Hub), JACKIE CHAN ADVENTURES (Kids WB), MEN IN BLACK: THE ANIMATED SERIES (Kids WB), GODZILLA: THE SERIES (Fox Kids), EXTREME GHOSTBUSTERS (Synd.), and DRAGON TALES (PBS) to name a few.  He is currently a Consultant to Hulu’s “Kids/Teen/Family division while simultaneously being attached to a number of projects he’s not allowed to talk about.

 

As if that wasn’t enough, nearly a decade ago Kline founded Darby Pop Publishing – home to the only authorized BRUCE LEE titles in comicdom (co-created by Kline and Bruce’s daughter, Shannon Lee) as well as nearly 20 other series birthed by well-known novelists, screenwriters, and comic book heavyweights. 
 

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Rob is an award winning caricature artist, comic book artist, and the Art Director of Broken Icon Comics. Titles he's drawn for Broken Icon include Nightmare Unknown, SPF, Eccentrix, Revenge of the Dragon, The Ballad of Al Snow and Head, and The Adventures of Al Snow and Head. His other titles include the graphic novel Kill-Crazy Nymphos Attack! written by Daniel Way and Jen & Sylvia Soska and Robyn Hood for Zenescope Entertainment.

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Joe Orsak is a Syracuse comic book artist and graphic designer noted as the creator of CAPTAIN 'CUSE, a comic strip in local newspapers in the 1980s.  Joe wrote and illustrated sports bio comics for MAGNUM COMICS in the 1990s and custom comics for museums across the country.  In 2008 Joe teamed up with Doug Brode to create the comic strip SALT CITY in the Syracuse New Times.  The duo teamed up again to create graphic novels for McFarland & Company… YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS, the Myth of EMILY MORGAN and VIRGIN VAMPIRES, or Once Upon a Time in Transylvania.  Joe is also a contributing artist for AHOY Comics, currently working on the MY BAD series for AHOY.

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Anthony Zicari is an award winning full time professional freelance writer and editor. He has been working in the entertainment industry for 25+ years. In that time he has written and edited for a wide number of companies, comic books, magazines, newspapers, online web sites and other publications, worldwide. Including but not limited to Dark Horse Comics, Antarctic Press, Marvel Comics, Legendary Press, Lion Forge, Wizard, Tokyopop, Inkwerk Studios and many more. Anthony worked on/wrote the Warrior Nun comic book for Antarctic Press for many years which was recently picked up by Netflix and turned into a live action TV Show, currently with two seasons and more to come. Recently, he was also a member of the Board of Directors for the Buster Keaton Foundation as well as the Editor In Chief of their magazine, The Keaton Chronicle. In addition to his regular writing/editing work load, he continues to work on many personal projects, as well as branching out into writing novels/short stories, films, TV and animation.


Website: www.inkwerkstudios.com

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Eugene is an Illustrator/Graphic Designer  currently working as a freelance artist on Marvel trading cards with Upperdeck as well as various comics cover works, most notable being GI Joe from IDW. 

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The architect of the modern wrestling comics scene, Kingston released the first issue of his critically-acclaimed graphic novel series Headlocked in 2008. Since then, Headlocked Comics has been the premier brand for wrestling comics. Kingston has collaborated with over forty wrestlers on stories and art for both Headlocked and its companion anthology series, Tales From The Road. Notable collaborators include cover artist Jerry "The King" Lawler, Mick Foley, Cody Rhodes, Kenny Omega, Adam Cole, Danhausen, and Dolph Ziggler. Beyond Headlocked, Kingston has also penned several issues of the WWE Comic from Boom Studios including collaborations with AJ Styles and Samoa Joe. 

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Andrew Cieslinski is the co-creator and artist of the Darby Pop Publishing all-ages graphic novel series LACEY & LILY [http:///www.laceyandlily.com] --   chronicling the adventures of a middle-schooler and her dog after both become unwitting superheroes.

Andrew's work includes illustration for The Mike Wieringo Tellos Tribute with Todd Dezago, art for Patrick McCuen's The Devil and Mr Gandhi with Ink Puddle Press, character designs and illustration work for Dark Tree Films, and  co-creating and illustrating the comedy series Holidaze for Dandy Press, 

Andrew's artwork has also graced many a print and poster, including for the Albany All-Stars Roller Derby and the Syracuse Crunch hockey, along with numerous private commission pieces.

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Dave Dellecese is a writer and author of children's books, graphic novels, comics, and more.

 

He is the co-creator and writer of the all-ages graphic novel series Lacey & Lily from Darby Pop Publishing, detailing the adventures of a middle-schooler and her dog turned superheroes.

 

Other comic book credits include co-creating, writing (and occasionally contributing some doodling to) the comic series Holidaze, the adult comedy about the after-hours lives of mythical icons when they're off the clock and hanging at their favorite watering hole. Dave has also contributed to the pages of Ink Puddle Press' comedy series The Devil and Mr Gandhi and his prose has been published by AHOY Comics as an extra feature in their acclaimed series, Black's Myth.

 

His book Frank the Barber, a historical fiction tale set on Christmas Eve 1943 in the city of Utica, New York combines Dave's love of the yuletide season with his appreciation of 1940s American history and popular culture.

 

A father of three, Dave is the author of the children’s picture book The Little Lamp about a small table lamp dealing with change and the re-discovery of purpose after being tossed to the curb with the trash.

 

He occasionally reflects on life and parenthood at his blog, thedorkydaddy.com 

 

A former journalist and news anchor, he has written for newspapers and broadcast, contributed to What to Expect, the companion website to the best-selling parenthood series What to Expect When You’re Expecting, and appeared on The Weather Channel and The Today Show.

 

Dave also lends his voice to The Brass Lantern old time radio adventure podcast, playing former reporter-turned private investigator, Wam Dixon and has voiced characters in the video game Mechwarrior 4: Mercenaries.

 

When it comes to the world of four-color comic adventures, his influences sway toward the Silver Age and Golden Age of comics. His master’s thesis was on the use of comic books as a form of American propaganda during World War II, and he has given several lectures on the subject. 

 

He currently lives in Central New York with his wife, kids, and cats.


http://www.davedellecese.com/

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Ron Wilson is an American comics artist known for his work on comic books starring the Marvel Comics character The Thing, including the titles Marvel Two-in-One and The Thing. Wilson spent eleven years, from 1975 to 1986, chronicling The Thing's adventures through different comic titles. He co-created the Wolfpack characters with writer Larry Hama.

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Cospay Guests

Cosplay Judge

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Born and raised in England, Melanie was a Nerd long before being a nerd made you one of the cool kids. From an early age, Melanie was obsessed with all things fantasy, from books to TV shows, board games to dressing up, so with the growing of social media moving away from online forums, vlogging was a natural development. Now a Facebook Stars influencer with her show "Melanie's Muses", Melanie has turned her love of TV and Books into a social media explosion with Cosplays, Vlogs, and Facebook Lives with her husband Greg!
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