Category: Special Guests

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.

Jae Byrd Wells

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ICT Comic Con and Science Fiction Expo is pleased to welcome author Jae Byrd Wells to our Year 3.0 event!

Jae Byrd Wells is author of the science fiction “Tales From School Series” and the inspirational humorous series entitled “Get the Bubblewrap”. Jae, is a national speaker and a social media consultant. She graduated with a Letter & College Scholarship for filming football. After dabbling in modeling, she studied Marketing and Media in College which semi-prepared her for her career in the world of Entertainment. Her colored and rocky past in the desert called life has not robbed her continued thirst for adventure which enables her to inspire those around her to not lose faith, love, chivalry, and respect. When she’s not busy engaging on social media, writing, teaching, consulting, co-hosting radio shows, or speaking, Jae enjoys life as a pioneer, geek, cosplayer, and movie buff. She lives with her husband, four children (5, if you include the parrot) and her ‘petting zoo’ in Kansas.

Gary Miller

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ICT Comic Con and Science Fiction Expo is pleased to welcome Gary Miller as a featured guest! Gary Miller, born in Kansas City, MO and raised in Wichita, KS, remembers having a love for monsters as early as three years old. He clearly recalls being nine when he saw The Empire Strikes Back with a group of friends, and afterward, explaining to them in detail how stop-motion animation works and trying to convince them to help him make their own movie. Miller did experiment making short films, both live action and animation, by the age of 12. He continued his interest in monsters as well, creating masks and make-ups. In high school, Miller got the chance to design his own Frankenstein’s monster make-up for a play, in which he starred as the Dr. At age 17, Miller was working in a video rental store when he met Leif Jonker. Jonker gave him the opportunity to create a variety of gory make-ups and creatures for the film Leif Jonker’s Darkness. Miller was also asked to take on a leading role, acting in the film. This is something he had dreamed of, following in the footsteps of one of his childhood heroes, Tom Savini. Leif Jonker’s Darkness took several years of work for both Jonker and Miller, but was eventually completed and has been released worldwide on VHS and DVD. Miller has received much praise from horror fans over the years for his grotesque contributions to the film. In the years since, Miller has collaborated with Jonker on several projects, including the trailers for Demon Machine and Skull Full. He has also supplied make-up and special effects for four films (Fearsome, 20 Funerals, Dinner-No Movie, and The Mark) and an episode of One Tree Hill, while living in North Carolina between 2003 and 2004. Once Miller moved back to Wichita, KS he would begin working with Jonker on Leif Jonker’s Darkness all over again, aiding in the creation of a special edition, two-disc DVD. This work did pay off in seeing Leif Jonker’s Darkness getting a limited theatrical run, that became a week long party for everyone who had been involved years ago.

Kevin Hansen

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Please welcome Kevin Hansen as Captain Spaulding to the ICT Comic Con and Science Fiction Expo as a featured guest! This creative cos-player, (g)host and entertainer extraordinaire has been a popular guest at many recent comic, science fiction and horror conventions and we are thrilled to have him on board. The character of Captain Spaulding was originally played by Sid Haig in Rob Zombie’s horror film classics. Our Captain Spaulding is dangerously funny so please enjoy his ghoulish antics on stage or in the crowd!

EC Hellwell

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Please welcome fantasy/sci-fi/horror author EC Hellwell to the ICT Comic Con and Science Fiction Expo Year 3.0 Event. EC Hellwell is the pen name for Mark Shelton who has an illustrious 40 year long career as singer, song writer, lead guitarist and lyric master for the legendary epic heavy metal band Manilla Raod. Heavily inspired by the writings of Robert E Howard and Edgar Allen Poe, Mr. Hellwell will be signing copies of his recent releases in the Swords of Steel series. Be sure to pick up copies of the books and copies of the Hellwell music project and Manilla Road albums will be available as well.

 

Candice Gilmer

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USA Today and NY Times bestselling author Candice Gilmer leads a dangerous double life as a mommy and a writer. In between boo-boo healing and fixing broken toys, she writes stories usually to the tune of children’s television shows.

Her books range from vampires and werewolves to mermaids and fairies to contemporary and fairy tale romances–a huge variety, just like her broad, geek-girl heart. She adores Star Wars, Star Trek, Marvel, and DC, (you CAN love them all), and her hero will always be Captain America.

Growing up in the Midwest, Candice stays close to her family, especially the ones with basements when the tornadoes come around.
All in all, she stays very busy, but really, she wouldn’t have it any other way.

Well, maybe a little less children’s television.

Anna-Maria B. Cool

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APPEARING SUNDAY ONLY! Please welcome legendary artist Anna Maria B. Cool as a featured guest to the ICT Comic Con and Science Fiction Expo Year 3.0 event. She is best known for her work on BARBIE comics and covers as well as Elvira comics, Toto of Oz, and the Real Tooth Fairies. She is a former Hallmark Cards licensed artist and has drawn comics for Marvel, Claypool and Capstone as well as illustrated two novels for the International Wizard of Oz Club.

AR Crebs

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ICT Comic Con and Science Fiction Expo is thrilled to welcome author A.R. Crebs as a featured guest to our Year 3.0 event!

A. R. Crebs is the writer and illustrator of the Esoteric Design series. A native to Kansas, Crebs dove into the creative world at a young age. Her passion for gaming and creating characters led her to pursue an art career, taking art classes throughout her academic life leading to her attendance at the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design where she received a BFA in illustration/childre​​n’s book specialization. With experience in graphic design, formatting, illustration, and writing, Crebs creates and designs everything for her novel series while working freelance on the side.

Major Impact Studios

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Please give a big ICT Comic Con and Science Fiction Expo welcome to Major Impact Studios to our Year 3.0 Event! Martial Arts Master Andrew McGhee’s team is known for their martial arts, weapons demos, and live action choreographed fight scenes.

Andrew McGhee is a Martial Arts Instructor, Fitness Trainer, and owner of Major Impact Athletics/Major Impact Studios. His specialties include Military and Law Enforcement tactical training, self-defense, competitive mixed martial arts training, fight choreography, and sports conditioning.

Website: www.majorimpactstudios.com

www.facebook.com/majorimpactstudios.com

Come over to the booth and visit with Andrew and his team. Also, make sure to check out their LIVE demos at the event.

Davis Ray Sickmon, Jr

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Davis Ray Sickmon, Jr runs Wichita’s oldest video game development studio, and has spent 19 years in game development, ranging from 2D puzzle games to contracting on 3D games to table top role playing games, and has experience in all phases and sections of game development from marketing & management to design & programming.  Davis has shipped 10 games of his own in the last 19 years in both the field of video games and table top games.  Davis is a strong advocate for game development as a vocation in the local area, having taught video game development classes a private learning center and at the college level, and maintains various advisory board positions at a local college.

Davis is also the founder of the Kansas Authors’ Pavilion that appears twice a year at the Great Plains Renaissance Festival, and is the guy who handles the ICTComicCon website.