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 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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.