Pop Culture Con Guest List

All Guest Appearances are subject to change or cancellation

Sailor

Performer

Dog trainer Alex Rothacker and his dog Sailor will be visiting Chicago Pop Culture Con.  Sailor already has one Guinness World Record that he set on the Today Show in September of 2015 for walking up 20 stairs on his hind legs in 18 seconds.  Rothacker has been goal setting his whole life. “I love to wake […]

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Kaylee Williams

Actress

Kaylee Williams is an award winning actress from the Chicago area. She is best known for her work in such films as “Model Hunger,” “Slices of Life,” “Disciples,” “Porkchop 3D,” “Once, When I Was Dead,” and the upcoming “Ahockalypse.” Appearing Sunday Only

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Brian Heinz

Internet Media

Brian Heinz is better known as The Last Angry Geek.  For over 8 years he’s been a part of the revolutionary review site CHANNEL AWESOME! (Formerly That Guy With The Glasses). He reviews comic books on his show, COMIC BOOK ISSUES.  He reviews new episodes of Dr. Who on his show YOU KNOW WHO and […]

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Leigh Savage

Author

Leigh Savage is author of Erotica for the Truly Wicked with seven titles currently released. For the past couple of years, Leigh has been a recurring panel member when her schedule permits on a weekly blog talk radio show geared towards helping writers within any phase of their writing career called Write Pack Radio. Leigh […]

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501st Midwest Garrison

The Midwest Garrison

Star Wars costuming organization

The 501st Legion is a worldwide Star Wars costuming organization comprised of and operated by Star Wars fans. While it is not sponsored by Lucasfilm Ltd., it is Lucasfilm’s preferred Imperial costuming group. Star Wars, its characters, costumes, and all associated items are the intellectual property of Lucasfilm. © & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights […]

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Jimmy Decker

Actor & Agent

Jimmy Decker The man trap My name is earl Contaminaton Super hell 3 The bad girl Twos company tv show pilot

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Massacre Haunted House

Haunted House

The Massacre Haunted House in Montgomery, IL is Illinois best rated haunted house! The Massacre specializes in outside-‐of-‐the-‐box scare tactics that will leave your senses tingling and the hairs on the back of your neck standing straight up. Awarded: #1 In Illinois 2014 – Chicago Tribune #1 In Illinois 2014-2015 – Haunted Illinois #1 In […]

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Scott Beaderstadt

Scott Beaderstadt

Artist

Writer: The Mummy (1991) Negative Burn (1993) Quest for Dreams Lost (1987) Trollords (1986) Trollords (1997) Trollords: Death and Kisses (1989) Penciller: Amazing Heroes (1981) Amazing Heroes Swimsuit Special (1990) Carnal Comics: The Inside Story (2004) Comic-Con International: San Diego Souvenir Book (2003)     Comics Code Illustrated (1997) Empty Love Stories (1994) The Mummy (1991) […]

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Marc McGowan

Author

Marc McGowan is an American author and martial artist based out of Aurora, IL. He has written 3 books, the most recent being Hell’s Embrace. Marc specializes in urban fantasy/horror type stories and is a big fan of James O’Barr and Joe Hill. Accompanying Marc on his adventures are horror actress and model Racheal Blaze, […]

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Art Baltazar

ART BALTAZAR

Artist

Check this out! Art is a super-cartoonist machine from the heart of Chicago! He’s all about the peace, love, and joy. He defines  cartoons and comics not only as an art style, but as a way of life. Art started his funky secret art studio in 1994 with his self- published comic book …”The Cray-Baby Adventures”. […]

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Chicago Pop Culture Con Jerome Blake

JEROME ST JOHN BLAKE

Actor

After 20 years as a musician, Jerome made the transition to acting via modelling, TV commercials and the Actor’s Institute. A speculative audition for Kennedy’s Children brought him to the attention of Emmy award winner, Charles Serio. After several years and numerous productions with The Serio Ensemble, he met and formed a continuing working relationship […]

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Zac Atkinson

Comic Creator, Cartoonist And Designer

Zac Atkinson is a comic creator, cartoonist and designer. He has worked as a colorist on Bruce Lee the Dragon Rises, Billy Batson and the Magic of Shazam, Justice Society, Cartoon Young Justice, Justice League Unlimited, Teen Titans Go, Legion of Superheros 31st Century, Transformers, Star Trek, GI Joe, We Will Bury You, Ben 10, Amory Wars, […]

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Mark Patrick Short

Panel Moderator

Mark Patrick Short is a Brit from across the pond who resides in Chicago. Organizing events in his hometown in England  at the age of 18 he organized  “Ice-con” and “The End of an era” one year later, two well received “Doctor Who” conventions that led to a career fronting some 20 events over the […]

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Robert Mukes

Robert Mukes

Actor/Director

Hailing from Indianapolis, Indiana, Mukes always had the goal of acting professionally in mind. A sports scholarship for basketball was his ticket out to the west coast. After playing professional basketball for 30 years, Mukes trained for the WWF, then began his acting career. Mukes took the drive and determination he acquired from professionally playing […]

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John Parrish

Actor/Martial Artist

John Parrish is an actor, who is best known for his portrayal of Major Jackson “Jax” Briggs in Mortal Kombat II, Mortal Kombat 3, Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, Mortal Kombat Trilogy, Mortal Kombat 4, and Mortal Kombat Advance. He also practiced in Northern Kung Fu, and runs 2 companies called 1st. Computer Experts (IT Consulting) […]

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Chicagoland Sports Appearance Connection (CSAC)

Chicagoland Sports Appearance Connection

Sports

Chicagoland Sports Appearance Connection (CSAC) provides the sports fan and collector information on pro athlete appearance and autograph events across the Midwest!   Visit csac.biz to find out how to become a member    

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Richard Divizio

Actor/Designer/Martial Artist

Richard Divizio is an American actor known for his work in the Mortal Kombat video game series. He is best known for portraying Kano in Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat 3, Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 and Mortal Kombat Trilogy. He also portrayed Quan Chi and Shang Tsung in Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero, Baraka in Mortal Kombat II, Kabal in Mortal Kombat 3 and provided some of the motion-capture for Mortal Kombat 4. Divizio returned to the Mortal Kombat series in […]

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Kurt Becker

Kurt Becker

Former Chicago Bears Player

Kurt Frank Becker (born December 22, 1958) is a former American football player. He played college football as an offensive guard at the University of Michigan from 1978 to 1981, was selected as a first-team All-American in 1981, and played professional football in the National Football League (NFL) for the Chicago Bears (1982-1988, 1990) and the Los Angeles Rams (1989). Saturday (11/25) appearance only.  2-3:00 p.m. […]

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Murray Bannerman

Murray Bannerman

Retired Chicago Blackhawks Player

Murray spent most of his career with the Chicago Blackhawks. In 1983, he was a part of the Campbell Conference’s roster at the 35th National Hockey League All-Star Game. Murray’s career started with the Vancouver Canucks in the 1977 season, where he played one period for the team. It ended with the 1988 season with […]

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Paul Popovich

Paul Popovich

Former Baseball Player

Paul Edward Popovich (born August 18, 1940 in Flemington, West Virginia) was an infielder for the Chicago Cubs (1964, 1966–67 and 1969–73), Los Angeles Dodgers (1968–69) and Pittsburgh Pirates (1974–75). Popovich attended West Virginia University, where he played college baseball for the Mountaineers in 1960. He was on Pirates teams that won the 1974 and […]

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Bobby Douglass

Bobby Douglass

Former NFL quarterback

Robert Douglass is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League (NFL) who played most of his career with the Chicago Bears, who drafted him in the second round of the 1969 NFL Draft. During his career, he also played for the San Diego Chargers, the New Orleans Saints, the Oakland Raiders, and […]

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Daniel Emery Taylor

DANIEL EMERY TAYLOR

Director/Writer/Actor

Hailing from Alabama, Daniel Emery Taylor started his career early as the aspiring shutter-bug and adorable redheaded child sidekick of Swamp Thing, “Darryl,” in 1989’s THE RETURN OF SWAMP THING.  Following that with a few minor roles in Film & TV [ie. Road Trip, In the Heat of the Night, I’ll Fly Away], it was […]

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Chicago Pop Culture Con

Daniel Pesina

Martial Arts action hero and co creator of MK and MKII

Master Daniel Pesina, a gold medal winner in international as well as USA sanctioned martial arts tournaments, gained his notoriety for his contribution to the Mortal Kombat franchise.  He gave life to Johnny Cage, father of all MK characters, Scorpion, the mascot for MK, SubZero, Scorpion nemesis, Reptile, first discoverable/hidden or secret character, Smoke and […]

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David Taylor II

Author / Panelist

Author David Taylor 2, writer of sci fi and fantasy, talks about one of his first loves. Superhero comics and their related media. Panel: Book to Film: Why do Comic Book Movies Suck? A discussion of why the comic book-to-film translations are often poor, inaccurate and why audiences are frustrated after watching them.

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POP SAMURAI

POP SAMURAI

Broadcasting

POP SAMURAI IS A SMALL BUT DRIVEN GROUP DEDICATED TO BRINGING YOU ENTERTAINMENT AND LAUGHS AS WE BUILD OUR BRAND THROUGH OUR AUDIO PODCASTS, INTERVIEWS AND VIDEOS!  WE CURRENTLY HAVE 2 WEEKLY PODCASTS COVERING  POP CULTURE, TV&MOVIES, GAMES AND MANY MORE RANDOM TOPICS. ARE WE EXPERTS IN ANY OF THESE THINGS? Nooo. BUT WE ARE FANS WHO HAVE […]

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John Borowski

producer/filmmaker

John Borowski is an award winning independent filmmaker and author whose works have garnered international acclaim and are distributed internationally on dvd, television, and streaming. John Borowski, producer/filmmaker Waterfront Productions FILMMAKER WEBSITE Film Sites: H.H. HOLMES ALBERT FISH CARL PANZRAM SERIAL KILLER CULTURE & TV Books: The Strange Case of Dr. H.H. Holmes Albert FIsh: […]

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Overdrive Reality

Overdrive Reality

Broadcasting

Based in Chicago, Illinois, Overdrive Reality is a team of guys that started a YouTube Channel talking about Video Games, Music, Movies, Comics and BEvERages. Overdrive Reality most recently appeared at the Midwest Gaming Classic in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and is now ready to come up from Chi-town and provide Live Coverage of the Chicago Pop […]

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Brian F Colin

Game Designer

Brian Colin is an American video-game designer, artist and animator. Among his best-known works are the coin-operated arcade games Rampage, Arch Rivals and Rampage: World Tour as well as General Chaos for the Sega Genesis game console. He is the CEO of Game Refuge Inc., an independent video-game design and development studio with offices in […]

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Sinful Comics

Written Sins

Indie Comics, Creators, Daily Art, Interviews

WrittenSins.com was created to make a site that allows all Indie Comic Book Creators to be Treated Equally and have an Equal Voice. The Belief is that the Fans referred to as Sinners (a nick name given to the site by a fan) chooses what they want to see, not a site forcing something down […]

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Deadgar's Dark Coffin Classics

Deadgar’s Dark Coffin Classics

Horror/Comedy Television Show

Deadgar’s Dark Coffin Classics is a Horror/Comedy Television Show that has been airing in Wisconsin for about 6 years and now is being viewed in different parts of the country. The show is Hosted by Deadgar Winter, Celeste Parker, and Maleva Ravic. We bring a new way of hosting old horror movies and Sci Fy […]

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Ryan White

comic book writer and creator

Ryan White is a comic book writer and creator who has published several titles including “Dawn The Mask” and “Blind Men Lead”. A unique approach of Ryan’s is to use a different artist for all of his stories to give off a different vibe and feeling for each universe that he creates. In 2017 Ryan […]

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St. Charles Illinois Public Library

St. Charles Public Library

Library

The November 25 & 26, 2017 Chicago Pop Culture Con welcomes the St. Charles Public Library! The St. Charles Public Library will be offering various table top gaming events and a games library of approximately 150+ games.  A list of the games can be found here here: http://bit.ly/1GShRz6 Discover Your Library: Your gateway to information, reading enjoyment, […]

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Cinemacide.com

Riff-based entertainment group

What is Cinemacide?      Cinemacide is a riff-based entertainment group. We like to make fun of Hollywood’s mistakes. We sell our own MP3 commentaries that you can play right along with your DVDs at home. Riffing is in our blood, and we love to make people laugh. We’ve been inspired by the greats, and hope […]

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Chicago Pop Culture Con 2017

ICON Gaming Super Smash Brothers!

Gaming

Chicago Pop Culture Con November 25 & 26, 2017 “Come hang out with the iCon crew to battle your friends in a friendly (or not so friendly!) game of Super Smash Brothers! Whether you’re new or a seasoned Smash veteran, enter our tournaments for a chance to win some awesome prizes and glory for ever […]

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Chicago Midwest Pop Culture Con

Rocky Doll

Professional Cosplayer

Alternative Model, Actor and Performer. Spreading Art and Love to the World. ♥ I am a professional with the reputation of producing beautiful and very creative results. I love working with creative photographers, directors and clothing designers who have the vision for things unusual. I love creating beautiful, colorful and unique art. I am currently […]

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Chicago Midwest Pop Culture Con

Victori Belle

Professional Cosplayer

Professional Cos Player, Co Host on Deadgar’s Dark Coffin Classics, Actress on the Sitcom – The Deadersons. Contact info, toriclark04@gmail.com

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Chicago Midwest Pop Culture Con

Philo Barnhart

Film Animator

Philo Barnhart is professional film animator from Oak Park, IL, known for his work on feature-length films: The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, The Rescuers Down Under, The Secret of NIMH, Happily Ever After, An American Tail, and special effects for Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Philo worked many animated TV shows and video […]

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Chicago Midwest Pop Culture Con

Cosplay Radio

Cosplay

The November 25 & 26 Chicago Pop Culture Con welcomes Cosplay Radio! How did they nail that costume? Cosplay Radio spills the secrets of the best, most innovative, and creative cosplayers. From professionals to highly-motivated beginners, we’re posting pics, videos, and interviews from all the cons we can. Will you be one of our featured […]

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Chicago Midwest Pop Culture Con

LILA LUCY

Pinup Girl

LILA LUCY is a published Pinup from Chicago. She has worked with amazing photographers from all over the country as well as Europe. Her love for vintage lifestyle has lead her on her journey to spread the love for Pinup to all women. She loves to smile and enjoys meeting new people. You can always […]

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Ron Fitzgerald

Actor/Gothic Illusionist

Ron Fitzgerald, Master of the Dark Realm, is an Actor, Gothic Illusionist and Host for dark, sticky fun! Fitzgerald has appeared as an actor in the feature films “The Item”, “The Thirsting”, “Blood Gnome”, “MAGUS”, Arkham Sanitarium: Soul Eater and his own movie “Dark Realm” ,as well as others, with more on the way. Fitzgerald […]

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Dave Ehlert

Dave “Elvis” Ehlert

Music and Author

Dave “Elvis” Ehlert has been performing as the “King” since 1965, that’s 12 years BEFORE Elvis died. He has portrayed Elvis on stage during the terms of NINE U.S. PRESIDENTS! His voice has been considered the closest to Elvis by even Presidents of Elvis Fan Clubs. Check out the audio samples below and hear for […]

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The Age of the Geeks Cosplay Group Chicago Chapter

The Age of the Geeks Cosplay Group Chicago Chapter

Cosplay

The Age of the Geeks (AoG) is a Cosplay Group out of Chicago Illinois. It was established when creator Rob Fury met with two friends, Ken Seli and Nikki Moscinski, at a house party thrown by Fury and that sparked the formation of the group. Currently, AOG are 14 members strong.

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becca-whitaker

Rebecca

Illustrator

Becca Whitaker is a pinup artist/ illustrator/ pop culture junkie. When she is not traveling the universe with the ninth Doctor she is a staff artist for Bachelor Pad Magazine. She is also the illustrator of Tommy Frasier & the Planet of the Slugs.

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comic book creator Charles D. Moisant

Charles D. Moisant

Artist/Writer/Publisher

Somewhere in a hidden layer in an undisclosed location in Oak Park, Charles D. Moisant is planning, plotting, scheming, if you will, his next creation. Whatever Moisant has in store for his legions of readers, you can be sure it will involve zombies, haunted houses, unicorns or roller derby girls with super powers.

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