Past Guests Include:
Nicholas Brendon – Actor
“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”, “Coherence”, “Criminal Minds”.
George Lowe is best known as the voice of Space Ghost from Cartoon Network’s long running series, Space Ghost: Coast to Coast. He has also voiced Dad on The Brak Show, Dick on Sealab 2021, as well as many characters on Aqua Teen Hunger Force and Robot Chicken.
“The Flash”, “Sanctuary”, “Supernatural” “Alcatraz”, and “Cult”.
“Battlestar Galactica”, “Firefly”, “Supernatural”, “The X-Files”, “CSI”, “Star Trek: Voyage”, “Leverage,” “Chuck,” “Supernatural”, “Warehouse 13”, “Doctor Who”, “The Conduit”.
Dana Snyder is a comedian, actor, producer, voice artist, and man about town! “Aqua Teen Hunger Force”, Granny in “Squidbillies”, The Alchemist in “The Venture Bros.”, Gazpacho in “Chowder”, Mr. Baldwin in “Fish Hooks”, “Robot Chicken”, “Mad”, and “Bravest Warriors”, “Code Monkeys” (Todd, Warden Shank), “Adventure Time” (Ancient Sleeping Magi of Life Giving, The Train), “Minoriteam” (Dr. Wang), “Robotomomy” (Dreadnot, Thunderbite).
Paul Vincenti has been creating images (and some might say mischief) for over 25 years. Based in Orlando, Paul’s style and subjects have a unique overlap between fantasy illustrations and the fine art world. Everyone agrees that Paul is blessed with boundless energy. His professional endeavors have spanned many media, including forays into musical composition and production. He has been well-received at the conventions, winning many awards including the coveted “Artist Choice” at DragonCon in Atlanta three times (2007, 2008 and 2010) and many other awards. Paul’s works are on display at major art shows, tradeshows, conventions and various galleries. Just look for the guy with the long blonde hair and little black hat. www.paulvincenti.com
Brema Ebbing is a costume designer based in Jacksonville, Fla. who specializes in custom cosplay orders. She’s also a well-known cosplayer — and model — who’s famous for her curves. Ebbing is a SCAD grad (Savannah College of Art and Design) with costume experience in both theater and film. She currently shares design space and sensibility with fellow cosplayer Candy Keane at Three Muses Clothing. Prior to that, Ebbing worked on many film and theater productions such as “Kill Bill” and “Debbie Does Dallas: The Musical.”
Originally from NYC, Cher has a technical background in IT as well as a Bachelor’s degree in graphic design. She has come to love the natural beauty, the culture and the entertainment scene of Northern Florida. Cher is proud to be the co-founder of a female-led company in the entertainment industry.
Cher has also been an actress in commercial work as well as several short films. Her experiences have given her a unique insight into the myriad of forms that storytelling can take and to become the most effective storyteller she can be across multiple platforms. Through both her acting and her design work, her passion is to effectively communicate the message behind the pivotal moments that come alive on screen. You can check out some of Cher’s freelance design work at http://cherdavis.com, and a list of her past film roles is available at http://www.imdb.me/cherdavis.
Sarah Hanchar is The Happy Pink Girl! She likes to sing, tell stories, and improvise. Sarah, a professional actor and Second City trained improviser, teams up with composer and accompanist Elaine Pechacek. Together, they have performed Happy Pink Girl across the country. Sarah shares the joys of theme park employment, cockroach phobias, and her obsession with her dogs. Sarah and Elaine are delighted to write new material for CONjure to celebrate the geeky side of The Happy Pink Girl. Come listen to Sarah improvise songs, play the tambourine, and make with the funny!
Robert J. Massetti is an independent filmmaker and owner of FEAR FILM Studios in Orlando, Fla. Robert started the company with a desire to be on the cutting edge of the horror movie genre. With the success of Robert’s 1999 short film “When Shadows Lie Darkest,” his hard work and determination has molded FEAR FILM into a full service production company producing feature length, horror films with worldwide distribution. Titles include “Realms of Blood,” “Blackout,” “Phobias,” “The Thing Under My Bed,” “Fear Girls” series, “As Night Falls,” “Creepy Crawly” and the short film “IT WAITS.” Robert is also the founder and executive director of an annual festival called “Freak Show Horror Film Festival” which is one of the largest horror film fests in the United States. Learn more at fearfilm.com or www.freakshowfilmfest.com.
Mai Nguyen started BéMai Productions in 2013 after completing her Bachelors’ Degree in Film. “Kingdom of Karza” was inspired by a mixture of films from Mai’s childhood combined with her experiences growing up around people from many different cultures. In addition to her position as company co-founder and CEO, Mai has produced and directed several short films as well as multiple television productions. For updates on upcoming projects, visit the BéMai Productions company website at http://bemaiproductions.com.
Jamie Pearce (formerly Roush) is the founder of Historic Haunts Investigations. She has been professionally involved in the paranormal for over 18 years, and is a Paranormal Investigator, former member of the Rhine Institute, and has a certificate in Parapsychology which she received under Loyd Auerbach. She also is a genealogist and her research ability comes in handy on investigations.She is a former feature columnist in The Florida Times Union Shorelines edition with her column entitled, Ghostly Shores. It featured stories across Florida’s northeast Atlantic coast that are haunted.Pearce is also an author of the Paranormal. Historic Haunts Florida, which came out in 2011, and her 2nd book, Historic Haunts of the South, was released in 2013. She started working on the third book in the series, Historic Haunts of the South 2, and hopes for it to be out by Summer 2014. You can order her books from her website.
She is a proud member of the FWA Florida Writers Association.
Pearce started Historic Haunts Investigations in January 2004 to try to help people who were experiencing the paranormal and to answer questions they might have on what is still a touchy subject. Located in Jacksonville Florida, the team has traveled across the country on their investigations helping people with their paranormal needs. Jamie has always been interested in the supernatural and had her first experience at a very early age. The reason she started Historic Haunts was to share their investigations with people, help answer paranormal questions, and to be there for people who need their home or business investigated. Plus, to hopefully help the non-believer become more open minded and realize, ghosts do exist.
Richard Lee Byers is the author of 40 fantasy and horror novels including Pathfinder Tales: Called to Darkness, Blind God’s Bluff, an urban fantasy novel, and The Reaver: The Sundering Book IV, the latest in a series of books set in the Forgotten Realms universe. His novel The Spectral Blaze won Diehard GameFAN’s award for the Best Game-Based Novel of 2011.Richard is also the creator of The Impostor, a post-apocalyptic superhero eBook series. He has published dozens of short stories, some of which are collected in the eBooks The Plague Knight and Other Stories and The Q Word and Other Stories. He writes a monthly feature for the SF news site Airlock Alpha.
Richard lives in the Tampa Bay area, where he spends much of his free time fencing and playing poker. He is a frequent guest at Gen Con, Dragon Con and Florida SF conventions. He invites everyone to Follow him on Twitter (@rleebyers), Friend him on Facebook, and add him to your Circles on Google+.
Will Ludwigsen is an American writer of horror, mystery, and science fiction. His work has appeared in a number of magazines including Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, Cemetery Dance, Weird Tales, and Strange Horizons as well as his first collection of short fiction, Cthulhu Fhtagn, Baby! and Other Cosmic Insolence.
Ludwigsen was born on 27 June 1973. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in English from the University of Florida in 1994, followed by a Master’s in the same discipline at the University of North Florida in 2005. In 2006, he attended the Borderlands Boot Camp for horror writers and the Clarion East Writers Workshop. Currently, he is seeking a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Southern Maine Stonecoast MFA program.
His first accepted story, “Cthulhu Fhtagn, Baby!” appeared in Weird Tales in 2002. Since then, he’s sold close to thirty short stories. He writes a regular column for the Horror World web site as well as a blog at his own site, www.will-ludwigsen.com.
Dementia von Grimm Dementia’s origins are relatively unclear, but some say her roots hail from the Italian island of Ischia. She grew up with counsel members closely associated with Sicily’s Cosa Nostra. Only when she emigrated to the U.S. upon adulthood — and subsequently forayed into the nightclub entertainment industry — which afforded her the opportunity to express her observational strategy skills which she grew. For the past decade (or more), Dementia has been fortunate enough to integrate into a community where her perceptive and consultative nature is not only accepted, but embraced. Costuming. She’s been able to channel her creative intuition and savoir-faire into breathing life into characters she’s long admired such as Purgatori, Morticia Addams, Snow White’s Evil Queen, Lily Munster, and her personal favorite, (which she considers her alter-ego) Dogwitch, just to name a few. Dementia has been a long-engrained member of the costuming subculture, earning her a place as the nicknamed “The ConMother,” due to her extensive sagacity and experience. Dementia exudes her consigliere-ism with grace, style and a passionate attitude that no one else could bring to the table quite the same. She brings that same intensity to all her varied artistic endeavors in which she’s partaken over the course of her life. Dementia is always seeking to nourish fledglings and impart her glorious wisdom upon those who venture into the realm of cosplay and costuming. Keep up with Dementia at: Deviantart Facebook Tumblr
- Ron Perlman – Hellboy, Beauty and the Beast, Sons of Anarchy, Adventure Time, Teen Titans, Star Trek: Nemesis, Blade II, Cronos, City of Lost Children
- Jewel Staite – Firefly, Serenity, Stargate: Atlantis, Higher Ground, Wonderfalls, Supernatural, Warehouse 13
- Mercedes McNab – Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Supernatural, Addams Family Values, Hatchet
- Erin Gray – Buck Rodgers, Silver Spoons, The Guild, Baywatch
- Stephen Furst – Babylon 5, Animal House, St. Elsewhere, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command
- Gary Graham – Alien Nation, Star Trek: Enterprise, The Jace Hall Show, JAG, Nip/Tuck
- Debi Derryberry – Monster High, The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, Wreck-It Ralph, Crash Bandicoot
- Brian Thompson – Buffy the Vampire Slayer, X-Files, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Charmed
- George Lowe – Space Ghost, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Robot Chicken, The Brak Show
- Tony Amendola – Stargate SG1, Once Upon a Time, Continuum, The Mask of Zorro, Dexter, Seinfeld
- Chase Masterson – Star Trek: DS9, Terminal Invasion, Men in Tights, Fist of the North Star
- Jerry “The King” Lawler – WWF
- Elizabeth Ann Allen – Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Bull, Bill the Intern
- Sam Jones III – Smallville
- Marv Wolfman – Comic book writer extraordinaire. Creator/Co-creator of the Marvel characters: Blade, Blackcat, Bullseye, and Nova; and the DC characters: Raven, Starfire, Cyborg, Deathstroke, and Tim Drake (Robin III); and a bazillion others. http://www.marvwolfman.com
- Larry Niven
- Dr. Jerry Pournelle
- Peter David
- Cory Doctorow
- PN Elrod
- Mike Conrad
- Phil Brucato
- Arne Starr
- Select Start
- Fusebox Funk
. . . and a ton of other people!