Wichita’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.
Davis Ray Sickmon, Jr runs Wichita’s oldest video game development studio, and has spent 20 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.
At ICT Comic Con 4.0, Davis will be celebrating the company’s 20th year in existence by being a complete slacker. Stop by his booth, chat, play some cards, or whatever. And be sure to check out his rug – it really ties the con together. (You’ll see what we mean when you get there.)
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.