Michelle Forbes has had a distinct and varied career in television and film over the last 20 years. She has starred on many ground-breaking, award winning television series such as Homicide: Life on the Streets, 24, Star Trek, BBC’s Messiah and Waking the Dead, and Battlestar Galactica among many.
Dan Parent is an American comic book artist and writer best known for his work for Archie Comics. A graduate of The Kubert School, Parent began working for Archie immediately after graduation. His writing of the Love Showdown series from 1994 received widespread attention. Parent has also illustrated Felix the Cat, Barbie, Disney Adventures, and a wide variety of other titles.
J. Torres is the award-winning writer and co-creator of Alison Dare, Bigfoot Boy, and Power Lunch. Perhaps best known for his run on Teen Titans Go, he has also written Batman, Ninja Scroll, Wonder Girl, and Wonder Woman for DC Comics. As well, he has edited for comics anthologies including Yo Gabba Gabba: Comic Book Time and True Patriot.
Doug Savage is the Vancouver-based creator of the popular online comic Savage Chickens. Doug always wanted to be a cartoonist but somehow found himself working in a giant corporation, starving for creativity and plagued by migraines. Luckily, this predicament drove him to pick up a pad of yellow sticky notes and start drawing chickens.
HOPE NICHOLSON & RACHEL RICHEY
Hope Nicholson and Rachel Richey are comic book historians who founded the Canadian-based publishing company CGA Comics in 2013. CGA Comics will be reprinting the 1940s comic book storyline “Nelvana of the Northern Lights” which will be available in April 2014.
Peter Chiykowski is a cartoonist, writer, and professional ragamuffin. He doodles Rock, Paper, Cynic, a webcomic about geek culture, turtles, and making the world a more interesting place. He actually started writing and publishing his silly little cartoons in Halifax in 2008, and was lucky enough to get support from student newspapers and local readers—something he’s still grateful for.
Riki LeCotey (Riddle) was introduced to gaming and anime at an early age, it was only a matter of time before she would find the best way to express her fandom: cosplay. According to Riki “each costume presents its own set of challenges, requiring me to learn new skills like translation, sculpting, molding, casting and of course, sewing.”
Fat Apollo, Michael McCluskey, is a mixture of all things geeky and nerdy rolled up in a crunchy comedic shell. Donning Everlast boxing gloves, as well as a cape and shirt made of vintage Battlestar Galactica bed sheets (circa 1977) – Fat Apollo is a true multimedia juggernaut.
Guests for Hal-Con
We are currently looking at our plans for 2014 and beyond. If you are interested in being part of the biggest, geekiest sci-fi convention in Atlantic Canada – please get in touch.