Pop Culture Con Guest List

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

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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Chicago Pop Culture Con Cosplay

Micky Lessly

Cosplayer

Hello all! My name is Micky Lessly and I am a cosplayer and artist working out of the Midwest United States. I specialize in sewing, but I am learning more every day about armor and propmaking. My primary mediums for costumes are fabric, vinyl, craft foam, EVA foam and a little bit of worbla. As far […]

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Comic Books For Kids

Charity

ComicBooks For Kids! is a registered 501(C)3 charity as defined by the IRS. All donations are tax deductible. Please contribute. Calling all Super Heroes! We need you! ComicBooks For Kids! is a special organization. It is a place where you can help children in medical facilities with your donations. And if you are a medical […]

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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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Sierra Larson

Sierra Larson

Author

Sierra Larson is an author and Internet personality who has published multiple books, including the action series “Red 72” and “A Brief Guide to Barefooting,” a short reference book. Sierra documents her adventures on her blog Sierra the Barefoot Girl. (http://sierrathebarefootgirl.com) She is the Canadian chair of the non profit organization Barefoot is Legal, which […]

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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

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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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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