Category: Special Guests

Susanne L. Lambdin

Special Guests

Susanne L. Lambdin is the author of the Dead Hearts series. This ZomPoc series takes a twist with a mutating virus that creates a bloody good adventure, with teens fighting for their lives in Colorado.

A Trekkie at heart, she received a “based in part” screen credit for writing a portion of Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 4, Episode 76, titled Family. She is passionate about all things science fiction, horror, and high fantasy, and is an expert on the subject of zombies. She is affectionately known by many of her fans as ‘The Zombie Lady.’

When she is not attending fan conventions throughout the U.S., Susanne is either writing a new novel or can be found cuddling with her dogs and a scary movie.

She lives in Kansas with her family. To contact Susanne and to learn more about her current and upcoming projects, visit www.SusanneLambdin.com.

Nicholas Roylance

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ICT Comic Con and Science Fiction Expo welcomes Nicholas Roylance, internationally known Cosplayer /Actor/Model. Nicholas’s Cosplay work has been shared by members of the cast of “Suicide Squad” and be sure to ask him about his recent filming with Hollywood level talent.

Nicholas is well known for his David Bowie Tribute and the Joker material for Suicide Squad. Stop by and meet Nicholas in person at the mighty ICT Comic Con and Science Fiction Expo Aug. 11 – 12, 2017!

Brad Voth

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ICT Comic Con and Science Fiction Expo is pleased to announce our artist guest of honor: writer, illustrator, graphic and digital artist, Brad Voth! Mr. Voth is the talent behind our official ICT Comic Con and Science Fiction Expo print for our year 2.0 Event.

A native of Kansas, Brad’s excitement for art as a child was ignited by his love of Star Wars and influenced him in both the cinematic and the artistic. It led him to develop his skills as both an animator as well as an illustrator.

Brad is a graduate of Missouri State University, graduating in 2009 with a BFA with an emphasis in animation. Brad is currently in development with his brand Skullshocker, with which he intends to have several self -published graphic novels produced within the next several months:

Westbrook-a western horror set in the 1800’s

New Haven-a Sci Fi[GS1] crime story set in both the past and the future

The Retribution of Anne May Cleve- a story set during the civil war

Along with the graphic novels, he is working on several other projects, which will also be released within the next several months and into next year.

Be sure to pick up one of Brad Voth’s official ICT Comic Con and Science Fiction Expo print of our very own superhero Captain ICT!

Also check out his Facebook page!

Hit him for commission sketches! Prints will be available at the show! Come and check him out…

Rodrick Pocowatchit

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Rodrick Pocowatchit is a Wichita filmmaker whose goal is to see more Native Americans represented in popular culture. He is of the Comanche, Pawnee and Shawnee nations, and has produced, written, edited, directed and starred in three independent feature films made right here in Wichita, including the zombie cult hit “The Dead Can’t Dance.” He is currently in post-production on his latest film, “Red Hand.” Rod is an alumnus of the Sundance Institute’s renowned screenwriting program and received a directing fellowship at the L.A. SkinsFest and CBS. Rod is also a film columnist for The Wichita Eagle.

 

Master of Ceremonies, Little Beard

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ICT Comic Con and Science Fiction Expo is pleased to welcome Littlebeard as Master of Ceremonies for our Year 2.0 event! Entertainer Extraordinaire, Sultan of Steampunk, Prince of Pirates, Guru of Geeks and no stranger to all things comic and science fiction! Littlebeard is also one of the hosts of the popular Con Cast Pod Cast Show and maybe one of the most recognizable faces at comic book, steam punk, horror, anime and sci -fi conventions in this part of the world. So give a big ICT Comic Con and Science Fiction Expo welcome to Littlebeard August 11th and 12th, 2017 in the mighty ICT!

Sam Mayo

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Sam began creating stories at a young age. In high school, he wrote a few short pieces (they were terrible). In college, he wrote several more short pieces (also terrible). In 2008, he finished a draft of the fantasy-adventure novel, The Thief and Red Mandolin (not as terrible). He self-published it in 2009. He has written a few more book and several short stories, some of which have been published in anthologies.

Sam splits his time between writing, working in a cubicle, and Tae Kwon Do. He has also contributed articles to CarboardCarnage, writes, directs and produces the Fragments of Reality radio play and runs Solid Fiction Games & Books with his brother, Tim.

 

501st Legion

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The Force is with us! Please give a big ICT Comic Con and Science Fiction Expo welcome to the 501st Legion! The Legion is an all-volunteer organization formed for the express purpose of bringing together costume enthusiasts under a collective identity within which to operate. The Legion seeks to promote interest in Star Wars through the building and wearing of quality costumes, and to facilitate the use of these costumes for Star Wars-related events as well as contributions to the local community through costumed charity and volunteer work

The members of the 501st Legion will be at the ICT Comic Con and Science Fiction Expo interacting with fans, photo ops and supporting a local charity with their Blast – a – Trooper game.
See more at the 501’s website.

 

Marguerite Reed

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Marguerite ReedICT Comic Con and Science Fiction Expo is pleased to welcome Marguerite Reed author of “Archangel”. She was a 2016 nominee for the Phillip K. Dick Memorial Award and the recipient of the “Special Citation of Excellence” for “Archangel.” Marguerite Reed’s short stories have appeared in Clean Sheets, Strange Horizons, and Lone Star Stories. She is a passionate advocate of science and science fiction. She lives just a little east of the 100th meridian with her husband and daughters in Wichita, KS.

The Earth is dying, and our hopes are pinned on Ubastis, an untamed paradise at the edge of colonized space. But such an influx of people threatens the planet’s unstudied ecosystem — a tenuous research colony must complete its analysis, lest humanity abandon one planet only to die on another.

The Ubasti colonists barely get by on their own. To acquire the tools they need, they are relegated to selling whatever they can to outside investors. For xenobiologist Vashti Loren, this means bringing Offworlders on safari to hunt the specimens she and her fellow biologists so desperately need to study.

 

Editorial Reviews

“Reed is a skilled storyteller and the world of Ubastis is a vivid creation, with a Muslim culture that is simply part of the overall setting rather than a driver of the plot. Vashti is a troubled, fascinating protagonist whose story ends on a cliffhanger, with greater battles for the fate of Ubastis and her own family yet to come.”
—Publishers Weekly

“A solid debut.”
—Strange Horizons

“Reed writes like a techno-Valkyrie with a flaming sword for a pen. Her prose will cut you, the action will make you sweat, and the characters will break your heart then patch it up again. This is science fiction adventure that attacks you like a Beast.”
—Charles Coleman Finlay, editor of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction

“Marguerite Reed is a brave and audacious writer, with a strong and original voice.”Archangel Book Cover
—Gardner Dozois, editor of Year’s Best Science Fiction

“Author Marguerite Reed’s first full-length novel, Archangel, presents readers with a fully formed, well-considered universe populated by believable characters and with a strong yet flawed female hero science fiction fans will love rooting for.”
—Shelf Awareness

“Marguerite Reed makes us ache and cheer for the lush xenobiology of Ubastis . . . The intimate portrayal of characters coupled with dazzling scientific and social speculation make for a great read.”
—Andrea Hairston, winner of the James Tiptree Jr. Award and the Carl Brandon Parallax Award

 

Triple Diamond Cosplay

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ICT Comic Con and Science Fiction Expo is thrilled to welcome Triple Diamond Cosplay as featured guests at our Year 2.0 event!

Recently married at Smallville Comiccon, Paige Dixon and James Dixon: AKA Triple Diamond Cosplay- are professional cosplayers and children’s entertainers with 20+ years of experience between them. Triple Diamond Cosplay was created by Paige in October 2015 but merged last year with Silly Soapy Entertainment.

Although Paige lives in Arkansas and Jim in Kansas, the partnership is in full swing! Triple Diamond Cosplay’s focus is on cosplay and children’s entertainment- not only do they cosplay but they do magic, comedy, face painting, balloons and so much more. They have been guests at several conventions in the tri-state area in the past two years. Along with their convention work they have worked closely with Make-A-Wish and Clowns of America International.

Paige and Jim have truly redefined what it means to be a cosplayer by adding entertainment value and giving each adult and child an experience they will never forget.

Leif Jonker

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Leif Jonkers
Leif Jonkers

ICT Comic Con and Science Fiction Expo is pleased to announce legendary movie director Leif Jonker as a featured guest! Known for his film “Darkness” (sometimes known as Leif Jonker’s Darkness), Vampire Bootcamp: Reflections on a Decade of ‘Darkness’ and as an assistant on Mars Attacks! A Wichita native, Leif Jonker has also written and directed many popular TV commercials and is very active in promoting Wichita Big Screen, showing classic films on the big screen as they were meant to be seen. We are thrilled to have Leif Jonker to join us for the First Annual ICT Comic Con and Science Fiction Expo!

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