MARK SHEPPARD (Appearing Saturday and Sunday Only)
Sheppard currently plays ‘Jim Sterling’ opposite Timothy Hutton on TNT’s “Leverage”, the Director of The Ring Organization in NBC’s “Chuck”, the Demon ‘Crowley’ in “Supernatural” for the CW, mysterious operative ‘Mr. Valda’ in SyFy’s “Warehouse 13”, and now Canton Everett Delaware III in the sixth season of the BBC’s “Doctor Who”.
COLIN FERGUSON (Appearing Saturday Only)
Actor/director/producer Colin Ferguson can be seen in the Syfy show “Haven”, opposite Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant, Nicholas Campbell and Eric Balfour. He is also currently on “The Vampire Diaries” as Tripp, the disciplined head of the community militia who will stop at nothing to protect his town. He is best known, however, for his role as Federal Marshal Jack Carter in the highly acclaimed SyFy dramedy “Eureka.”
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.
MORENA BACCARIN (Appearing Saturday and Sunday Only)
Morena Baccarin has captured the attention of audiences and critics alike for her moving performance on Showtime’s Emmy® Award-winning drama series, Homeland. Other credits include a starring role on the TNT series, Heartland, opposite Treat Williams as well as appearances on Las Vegas, How I Met Your Mother and The O.C. Baccarin was also cast as a series regular in Joss Whedon’s critically acclaimed show, Firefly, as well as in its big-screen adaptation, Serenity.
Kristian Nairn’s most notable role to date, however, takes the role of the fan favourite character ‘Hodor’ in HBO’s upcoming series “Game of Thrones,” based off of George R.R. Martin’s New York Times best selling novels. As a DJ and electronic music producer, he has held down a constant residency for eleven years in Kremlin, one of Ireland’s most popular and enduring venues.
JOHNNY YONG BOSCH
Johnny Yong Bosch got his start fighting giant bugs as Adam Park, the Black Ranger on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. It is a role that he would play for three and a half seasons on TV, two motion pictures and two special guest appearances in future Power Rangers seasons.
Ross Mullan is best known for some of film and televisions scariest creatures. They include The White Walker from HBO’s Game of Thrones, The Silence from BBC’s Dr. Who and Pemphredo (one of the blind Stygian witches) in Warner Brothers remake of Clash of the Titans.
Garrett Wang is best known for his role playing Harry Kim on “Star Trek Voyager.” In addition to being a series regular on Voyager, Garrett was named as one of People Magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People as well as one of E! Channel’s “20 Coolest Bachelors.”
New York Times bestseller Jacqueline Carey is the author of the critically acclaimed Kushiel’s Legacy series of historical fantasy novels, The Sundering epic fantasy duology, postmodern fables Santa Olivia and Saints Astray, and the Agent of Hel contemporary fantasy series.
Kat Kruger is a freelance writer and social media consultant with a degree in public relations from Mount Saint Vincent University. Her first novel, The Night Has Teeth (The Magdeburg Trilogy, Book One) won the 34th Atlantic Writing Competition.
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.
Kalman Andrasofszky has produced art and covers for such titles as Spider-man, X-men, Captain America, Fantastic Four, Dazzler, NYX, X-23, Tomb of Dracula, and Gi Joe. He’s currently writing and drawing a brand new Captain Canuck comic series.
RICHARD COMELY (Appearing Friday and Saturday Only)
Marco Rudy was one of the two main artists on DC’s New 52 series Swamp Thing with Yanick Paquette and Scott Snyder. Marvel Knights: Spider-Man, in which Spidey faces-off against 99 of his Spider-foes. His latest project is Marvel’s “Bucky Barnes: The Winter Solider”.
Nick Bradshaw is an Atlantic Canadian Artist based out of Moncton NB currently working for Marvel Comics. He’s worked the last three years on Tittles such as Wolverine and the X-men, Astonishing Xmen, Inhumanity and currently Guardians of the Galaxy.
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.
Gisèle Lagacé has been making comics for over a decade. She’s mostly known for her popular webcomics, such as Ménage à 3, Eerie Cuties, Sticky Dilly Buns, Penny and Aggie, and Cool Cat Studio. When not working on her own projects, she pencils for Archie comics doing interiors and covers.
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.
KARIBU (aka Danica Brine) is a freelance illustrator and comic artist from New Brunswick. She began her career as an artist by publishing a few comics for a french independent sci-fi comic magazine called “Rocket Science” as well as a couple strips for “Heroes of the North”. In addition, she illustrates children’s books for a local publisher in her hometown of Moncton, under her real name.
Joel Duggan is the cartoonist behind the online comic Starcrossed, host and producer of The Citadel Cafe podcast, and co-host and producer on Comics Coast to Coast on the FrogPants podcast network. In 2012, he self-published his first book, Starcrossed: Volume One a collection of his comics.
Chris Tulach is the D&D Organized Play Program Manager for Wizards of Coast, responsible for creating in-store and convention play programs such as D&D Encounters and the current D&D Adventurers League system for the fifth edition of Dungeons & Dragons.
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.