Guests

Bob Almond

Since producing his own homemade "Torpedo Comics" with a group of friends while still in elementary school in the mid/late 1970s Bob has been preparing his whole life for the sequential art medium and the role of a comic book artist. You can visit Bob's website at http://www.almondink.com. E15

Bernie Bregman

Nerds Like Us, Co-Owner of Club Cosplay, Host of the NJCE Cosplay Contest. COS1

Jon Buller

Jon Buller is the author or illustrator or author/illustrator of over 50 books for kids. Many of these have been done in collaboration with his wife, Susan Schade. She does more of the writing, and he does more of the art, but they both do a little of each. Most recently they have been doing graphic novels for middle-graders. The Fog Mound Trilogy was published by Simon and Schuster. Scarlett, Anne of Green Bagels, and, most recently, Dracula Marries Frankenstein have all been published by Papercutz. Jon and Susan live in Lyme, Connecticut. Booth 808

Jim Calafiore

In 28 years in comics, Jim Calafiore has spent extended time at Valiant, DC and Marvel, notably on AQUAMAN, EXILES, GOTHAM UNDERGROUND, RED LANTERNS, various BATMAN books, and the critically acclaimed SECRET SIX, with Gail Simone. They reunited for their creator-owned LEAVING MEGALOPOLIS followed by Volume 2 of the saga, SURVIVING MEGALOPOLIS. A13

Dennis Calero

Dennis started writing and drawing comics and his client list includes Marvel and DC comics, Time/Warner and Sony Entertainment. C12

Sean Chen

He started with Valiant Comics, His debut book, Rai And the Future Force, topped the charts with over 800,000 copies sold. He then moved on to Harbinger and Bloodshot before landing on their flagship title X-O Manowar. Sean then found a new home at Marvel where he started what would become the longest and most remembered run of his career working on Iron Man. For the next decade, he had his hands on a number of titles, including Wolverine, X-Men, Spiderman, Nova, and the Avengers. A12

Amy Chu

Amy Chu is a comic writer and cofounder of Alpha Girl Comics, a publisher dedicated to comics about and by women. She also writes and produces comics for nonprofits including the New York Historical Society, Baltimore Museum of Art, Pop Culture Classroom and the Museum of Chinese in Americas. F11

Veronica Cosplays

Veronica Cosplays is an international full time cosplayer and model. COS11

Len Daniels

Len P. Daniels is the creator and writer of the comic series “L.P. Daniel’s Split City,” a sexy, pulpy, darkly satirical and action-packed crime noir due out in spring 2018 through APEX Comics Group and Comixology. A 25 year veteran celebrity interviewer, entertainment columnist and film and television critic, Len has created and written over seven weekly columns in various publications—his most popular being his Best Bets on TV column in The National Enquirer. Daniels is also known for his appearances on the Travel Channel series “Toy Hunter." Booth 1008

Krista Deak Linsner

Kristina Deak-Linsner is an Artist, Creative Editor, Reference model & all-purpose Joe wrangler at Linsner Industries and Founder of lightisthenewdark art studios. D1

Tom Defalco

Tom DeFalco is an American comic book writer and editor, well known for his association with Marvel Comics and in particular for his work with Spider-Man. He is the author of over a dozen graphic novels, several hundred comic book stories, several dozen cyber-comics, three novels and six children's books, including the best-selling Dorling Kindersley guides to Marvel comics characters. These include: Spider-Man: The Ultimate Guide, Avengers: The Ultimate Guide, Fantastic Four: The Ultimate Guide and Hulk: The Incredible Guide. F14

Michelle Delecki

Studio painter, Inker, and Professional Artist whos illustrations, cartoons and artworks have been reproduced in books and other printed periodicals. E12

Dangrrr Doll

Dangrrr Doll is a multi-award winning performance artist and cosplayer known for her crossplays and unique costume variants. As one of burlesque’s most sought after nerds, Dangrrr has toured all around to globe, twisting pop culture savvy with classic glamour to create clever and unforgettable geeky performances. Hailed as "high concept" and "defiantly weird" by Burlesque Beat and featured on people.com, collegehumor.com, and kotaku, Dangrrr has been listed in the Top 50 burlesque industry figures in the world. COS9

Colleen Doran

Colleen Doran is the New York Times bestselling artist, books she has illustrated have won Eisner and Harvey Awards and the International Horror Guild Award. E6

Ashley Du

Ashley Du, also known as Undeadu, is an International Cosplayer, Twitch Affiliate, Published Model and Special Effects Artist. COS5

Garth Ennis

Garth Ennis has been writing comics for almost thirty years. His credits include Preacher, Hitman, The Boys and successful runs on The Punisher and Fury for Marvel Comics. He is also well knows for his war comics, most notably War Stories, Battlefields and a recent revival of the classic British character Johnny Red. Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland. Booth 908

Laney Feni

A Washington D.C. native who has a passion for all things comics. She is an active participant in the cosplay world, making intricate costumes and props. You may have seen her as Supergirl, her signature look. She works with Hope For Henry, an organization that connects cosplayers with children in the hospital who need a little cheering up from their favorite heroes. Currently, Laney is working on a few projects for the future, including a comic. You can find her at most conventions along the East Coast. COS12

Meredith Finch

Wonder Woman as well as Catwoman for DC Comics and Grimm Fairy Tales: The Little Mermaid for Zenescope. F13

Sholly Fisch

His credits run the gamut from Superman to Star Wars to Scooby-Doo, and from Clive Barker’s Hellraiser to Looney Tunes. His comics for kids have won a Comics Buyer’s Guide Fan Award, and been nominated for an Eisner Award and two Diamond gem awards, while several of his stories for older readers were included in the #1 New York Times bestselling graphic novels Action Comics.

David Gallaher

The Only Living Boy, High Moon, It Came in the Mail, Immortals: Gods & Heroes, Deadlands: The Devil's Six Gun. F9

Keith Giffen

Best known for his work for DC Comics on their Legion of Super-Heroes and Justice League titles and for being the co-creator of Lobo! E12

Jessica Grey

RadioPersonality, 2017Preston & SteveCalendarGirl, Cosplayer, ExFootballPlayer, Model, and Gamer. COS7

Larry Hama

Writer/artist/editor/actor who has is best known as the writer of Marvel’s GI JOE and WOLVERINE comics in the ‘80s and ‘90s. He has also written, edited or drawn for Avengers, Conan, Batman, Wonder Woman, X-Men, Spider-Man, and dozens more. His illustrations and cartoons have appeared in National Lampoon, Esquire, New York and Rolling Stone. He appeared in MASH, SNL, and THE WARRIORS. His most recent novel is “The Death of Captain America.” F16

Scott Hanna

An Eisner Award Winning in the graphic novel industry. His work has been published in over 1000 comics and graphic novels, and he's inked over 22000 pages of comic art. Currently he is working on Wonder Woman, Super Sons, and Action for DC Comics, Black Panther and the Crew, Venom, X-Blue for Marvel. E13

Shane The Hurricane Helms

Pro Wrestling's Greatest Superhero and longest reigning World Cruiserweight Champion in History, Hurricane Helms is the last man to defeat The Rock on WWE Television and is also is contributor to the comic series Headlocked by creator Michael Kingston. A lifelong comic fan, Hurricane turned his love of comics and wrestling into a 15 yr TV career! F4

James Jamerson

James Jameson directed story, layout and photography for the American Gods comic series from Dark Horse, portraying all of the female leads in the book as well. Her upcoming book from The Third Hand with award winning painter Bryan Fyffe will be released this winter. Her dark photography, evocative paintings and creepy sculptures are a delight for all ages. E8

Amanda Kitson AKA Kit Candela

Aka the Kit Candela, Philadelphia based cosplayer, Preston and Steve girl, DC junkie, brand ambassador, and most recently Red Sonja cosplay covergirl. COS8

Scott Koblish

Known for his work on Deadpool and with Marvel and DC Comics. E7

Greg Land

Artist - The Uncanny X-Men, Birds of Prey, Nightwing, Ultimate Fantastic Four, Ultimate Power. D5

Jae Lee

Jae Lee is an Eisner Award winning comic book artist and his notable works include: Stephen King's Dark Tower, Inhumans, Batman, Superman, Spider-Man, Captain America, Before Watchmen: Ozymandias, Namor, Uncanny X-Men, The X Factor, The Sentry, Fantastic Four, Hellshock, WildC.A.T.S. Trilogy, Youngblood: Strikefile. Please send preshow commission inquiries to: JAELEE@AOL.COM. F5

Joseph Michael Linsner

Joseph Michael Linsner has been writing and drawing the adventures of his creation DAWN since her first appearance in Cry For Dawn #1 in 1989. D1

Scott Lobdell

Marvel Comics' X-Men and Generation X! F15

Kevin Maguire

Artist/writer/creator primarily known for his 1987 debut series JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL with writers Keith Giffen and Marc DeMatteis. From there he was penciller on ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN AMERICA , BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL : THE CAT AND THE BAT, CREATED EQUAL, and X-MEN FOREVER with writer Fabian Nicieza. Other projects included TRINITY ANGELS, STRIKEBACK, Eisner Winning mini-series FORMERLY KNOWN AS THE JUSTICE LEAGUE, I CAN’T BELIEVE IT’S NOT THE JUSTICE LEAGUE, THE DEFENDERS, METAL MEN , & TANGA. One shot issues include FANTASTIC FOUR, WILDC.A.T.S, GEN-13, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY and SPIDER-MAN. E5

Ron Marz

Ron Marz has been writing comics for more than two decades, starting his career with a lengthy run on Silver Surfer for Marvel. Since then, he has worked for virtually every major publisher and compiled a long list of credits, including stints on Thor for Marvel, Green Lantern and Superboy for DC Comics, Star Wars for Dark Horse Comics, and as a staff writer for CrossGen Comics. D3

Stuart Moore

Stuart Moore is a writer, a book editor, and an award-winning comics editor. His recent comics writing includes Deadpool the Duck (Marvel), Batman: Noir Alley (DC/Turner Classic Movies), and EGOs (Image). Recent novels include three volumes of The Zodiac Legacy, a Disney series created and cowritten by Stan Lee, and Thanos: Death Sentence (Marvel). C16

Rags Morales

Rags Morales is an American comic book artist known for his work on various books for DC Comics, including Identity Crisis, Countdown to Infinite Crisis, Batman Confidential, and The New 52 reboot of then Superman-centric Action Comics. B5

Mark Morales

A longtime comics pro, Mark has worked for many companies including Image, Dark Horse Comics, Chaos, DC Comics and Marvel Comics, mostly as an inker. D2

Marat Mychaels

Marat Mychaels has had a long and successful career in both comic books and freelance graphic design. He started out as Image Comics first rookie working on the highly successful Extreme Studios Brigade series. Marat has worked for most major publishers including Marvel Comics on titles such as Deadpool Corps an X-Force: Shatterstar and has been the artist for a number of DC Comics including Hawk and Dove and Grifter. Marat resides in Phoenix, AZ where he freelances as a graphic designer and comic book illustrator. Currently working on his successful line of parody books Do You Pooh? and Hardlee Thinn. F10

Mariano Nicieza

Creator MARIANO NICIEZA is the writer and illustrator of the comiXology digital comics series and the eBook novel Phazer, and the illustrator of the award winning graphic novel Stan Lee's 'GOD WOKE'. Booth 1008

Jerry Ordway

Jerry is a writer, penciller, inker and painter of comic books. He is known for his inking work on a wide variety of DC Comics titles, including the continuity-redefining Crisis on Infinite Earths (1985–1986), his long run working on the Superman titles from 1986–1993, and for writing and painting the Captain Marvel original graphic novel The Power of Shazam! (1994), and writing the ongoing monthly series from 1995–1999. F12

Mark Poulton

Writer/co-creator - A Cat Named Haiku and Koni Waves past writing credits - Avengelyne, Brigade and Savage Hawkman, follow @koniwaves. Booth 1211

Tom Raney

Tom Raney is an American comic book artist, known for illustrating titles as Annihilation Conquest, Alpha Flight, Ultimate X-Men and Uncanny X-Men for Marvel Comics, DV8 and Stormwatch for Image Comics, and Outsiders for DC Comics. E14

Tony Ray

Tony R. Ray takes cosplay into the realm of art, with his Avant Garde approach to creating his costumes. Tony has received critical acclaim in the circuit since 2007 for his adaptations of both male and female main stream characters into his own personal aesthetic, pushing the norms of the industry, especially for people of colour. A longtime fan of Science Fiction and Fantasy across many genres, he is particularly known for his portrayals of Static Shock, Black Panther & Power Rangers of various incarnations, a Merman, and Aqualad. COS10

Bruce Robert

Popculturist & convention Guru - Professional collector - comic book geek - Producer & On-Air Expert on AMC's Comic Book Men - Kaiju - Robots - Nj HorrorCon. Booth 916

Chris Robinson

A writer, improviser and YouTuber, CHRIS ROBINSON trained and performed improv at The PIT in New York City, and worked with former Saturday Night Live writers to hone his craft. Over the last eight years, he's combined his video-production knowledge with his passion for comedy to amass over 8,000 YouTube subscribers. Now he brings his talents to A Daze Work, where he shares his real and surreal experiences growing up along the Jersey Shore. Booth 1008

Buddy Scalera

Buddy Scalera is a comic book writer, editor and photographer. He is the author of the popular Comic Artist’s Photo Reference book series for IMPACT Books, and he is also known for his best-selling series of photography CD-ROMs, Visual Reference for Comic Artists and Comic Book School.
His book “Creating Comics from Start to Finish,” an educational book that details the complete continuum of comic book publishing. It includes detailed interviews and features about top comic creators who produce mainstream comic titles. C13

Erica Schultz

Writer - Swords of Sorrow: Black Sparrow & Lady Zorro Special, Swords of Sorrow: Masquerade & Kato, Rise, M3, Cheese: A Love Story. B12

Jeffery Shultz

Archie Comics, The Peanuts, Tom and Jerry newspaper strip. B7

Gail Simone

A best-selling comics writer with a unique gift for blending humor and action, Gail Simone earned early acclaim with her work on BIRDS OF PREY and SECRET SIX for DC Comics. Her later work on titles including BATGIRL and WONDER WOMAN cemented her reputation as one of comics’ most distinctive voices. F8

Hailey Skaza-Gagne

Cosplayer for Bob Almond's non-profit Inkwell Awards. E15

Lua Stardust

Lua Stardust is an alternative model, cosplayer and Internet personality from New Jersey. COS3

Arthur Suydam -- The Zombie King.

Suydam’s popular covers have graced the covers of The Walking Dead, Marvel Zombies, Deadpool, Merc with a Mouth. B2

Ashley Uncanny

Ashley has been Cosplaying since 2012. She has been an artist for her whole life and has always enjoyed sewing and creating. She got into cosplay by making her own costumes because the Halloween stores never had exactly what she was looking for. She currently works as an artist and graphic designer in NJ and is a proud Pug mom. COS4

Ethan Van Sciver

Best known for his collaborations with GEOFF JOHNS, including GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH, FLASH:REBIRTH, DCU REBIRTH, SINESTRO CORPS WAR, BLACKEST NIGHT, FLASH: IRON HEIGHTS and so on. A6

Kay Victoria

Kay Victoria is a full-time cosplayer, model, and Internet personality from NJ. Since 2012, she has expanded her brand with cosplay to YouTube as well as Patreon. Her various Harley Quinn costumes are what she is most known for. COS2

Neil Vokes

Worked on books such as SUPERMAN ADVENTURES,TARZAN THE WARRIOR,UNTOLD TALES OF SPIDER-MAN:STRANGE ENCOUNTERS,TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES. A10

Tim Walsh

The creator and executive producer of A Daze Work, TIM WALSH has won several awards as a creative director and now owns his own production company, Eleven Nine Studios. By combining his love of cartoons with his unique aesthetic, Tim will continue to bring readers into the wonderful, wacky world of A Daze Work. Booth 1008

Renee Witterstaetter

Nick Cardy: The Artist at War, Excess: The Art of Michael Golden, Tex: The Art of Mark Texeira. B1