Category: Special Guests

Randall Aviks

Special Guests

Randall AviksWichita’s own Randall Aviks is an actor and assistant director, known for Darkness (1993), The Dead Can’t Dance (2010) and Other (2015). Probably best known for his role as Liven the Vampire, Randall is also one of the creative forces behind Black Raven Comics as a comic book artist and writer. Together with writer/creator Richard Cathey, Randall Aviks is a co – creator of the Space Pirate Takeo.

 

Gary Miller

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IGary MillerCT 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.

Black Raven Comics

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Black Raven Comics
Space Pirate Takeo #2 by Black Raven Comics

ICT Comic Con and Science Fiction Expo is pleased to welcome the creative team of Black Raven Comics as featured guests. Join comic artist Chris Moore, artist and writer Randall Aviks and writer/creator Richard Cathey for a look at their original titles Space Pirate Takeo and Stormhammer Saga: Dawn of the New Viking Age. Black Raven Comics is a Wichita based comic publishing company and is looking forward to being part of the mighty ICT Comic Con and Science Fiction Expo! In fact Black Raven Comics is the creative force behind our own new comic icon Captain ICT!

Concast with Little Beard, Robbin Banks, and Darrel Edson

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ConCastWe are pleased to welcome ConCast to the ICT Comic Con and Science Fiction Expo! Join hosts Darrel Edson, Robbin Banks and Little Beard as they discuss a classic comic topic: Who’s better, Marvel or DC? ConCast is a weekly podcast show where the hosts talk about conventions , festivals, geeky goodness and things that make them laugh. they will broadcast live from the ICT Comic Con and Science Fiction Expo 12:30pm – 1:30pm on the main stage. Expect loads of fun and an audience interactive feature!

Kevin Hansen

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Kevin Hansen as Captain SpauldingPlease 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!

Kim Cotterell

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Kim Cotterell lives in Derby, Kansas and writes and illustrates his self-published comic, MR. RIGHT. He has also created a short children’s book called BUDDY. Happy to be a part of the fist ICT Con, he will be selling his self-published comics, along with original art prints. Kim Cottrell

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