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BILL CORBETT
Bill Corbett is an American writer and performer for television, film and theatre. He was a writer and performer on the cult television show Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K), for which he voiced the robot Crow T. Robot during the show’s later seasons on the Sci Fi Channel and played the character Observer (Brain Guy), reprising the role for the Return on Netflix. In 2001, Corbett co-wrote the Sci Fi Channel audio miniseries The Adventures of Edward the Less with several other former MST3K writers. Corbett also co-wrote the 2008 film Meet Dave starring Eddie Murphy.
Since 2006 Corbett has recorded humorous audio commentary tracks for movies with his MST3K co-stars Mike Nelson and Kevin Murphy as RiffTrax, and they have performed many live shows that have been beamed to movie theaters nationwide via Fathom Events.
Bill also has his own podcast “Bill Corbett’s Funhouse” and can currently be heard as the King on the Adult Swim series Tigtone.

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THOMAS YEATES
Thomas Yeates was part of the first graduating class from The Kubert School. His first published comics work was “Preacher” a five-page backup feature in Sgt. Rock #312 (Jan. 1978). He provided spot illustrations for a Batman prose story in Detective Comics #500 (March 1981) written by Walter B. Gibson, longtime writer of The Shadow. Yeates and Jack C. Harris briefly revived Claw the Unconquered as a backup feature in The Warlord #48-49. “Dragonsword” was a backup feature by Paul Levitz and Yeates which appeared in The Warlord #51-54 (Nov. 1981-Feb. 1982). In 1982, Yeates and writer Martin Pasko revived Swamp Thing in a new series titled Saga of the Swamp Thing. Timespirits was created by Stephen Perry and Yeates for the Epic Comics line. He drew the Universe X: Beasts and Universe X: Cap one-shots for Marvel in 2001. On April 1, 2012, Yeates began drawing the Prince Valiant comic strip, replacing Gary Gianni. Yeates collaborated with Sergio Aragones on the Groo vs. Conan crossover for Dark Horse Comics in 2014.

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GIGI EDGLEY Gigi Edgley is an internationally renowned actress originally from Australia. Edgley has starred in countless film and television series including FX’s Feud, USA’s The Starter Wife, Enuattii: Face off Designer’s latest feature, Diminuendo, Rescue Special Ops, Tricky Business, SyFy’s Showdown at Area 51, Quantum Apocalypse, Carlotta, Newcastle, Black Jack, Peacekeeper Wars, Stingers, Secret Life Of Us, Beastmaster, Lost World, Water Rats, Day of The Roses, Star Trek Continues and Nexus.
Additionally Edgley has an extensive history with The Jim Henson Company beginning with her popular role as Chiana on the company’s critically acclaimed sci fi cult series, Farscape in which she starred for over five years.
Gigi stole the hearts of sci-fi enthusiasts. She was originally cast as a guest star for one episode, but quickly captured the attention of the Farscape writers, producers and the fans alike. The mischievous Chiana became one of the most popular, and at times controversial characters in the series. The SyFy Channel and The Jim Henson Company also asked her to host Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge.
Edgley’s team additionally raised over $44,000 on Kickstarter to fund a sci-fi short called Hashtag. They are planning to take it to Sundance, Cannes and Toronto film festivals. Gigi was nominated for the Film’s Critic’s Circle awards for best lead actress in the feature Last Train To Freo, the SyFy Genre Award for Best Supporting actress, the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress in a television series and Maxim Award for Sexiest Space Babe.
Gigi has a long list of theatre credits as well that include: Kill Everything YouLove, 4.48 Psychosis,The Rover, Boy’s Life, Romeo And Juliet, Road, Picnic At Hanging Rock and Les Miserables. She also recently sung at Stan Lee’s Birthday and was selected for the Women of Sci-Fi book by Denny’s Illic.
Edgley is also a recording artist, creator of original comic books, director and producer. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Queensland University of Technology after entering in the auditions alongside hundreds of other candidates. Check out her website at: GigiEdgley.Com

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ETHEN BEAVERS
Ethen Beavers lives in Central California and has been working in Children’s Books, Comics and Animation for over ten years. He works traditionally and digitally on a variety of projects in many different styles and thematic tones. He is a big fan of Star Wars and Samurai Jack, as well as fly fishing for trout across the western U.S. Some of his credits include: Comics- Star Wars, Batman the Brave and the Bold, Indiana Jones Adventures, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Ben 10, Justice League Unlimited, Teen Titans Go, Legion Of Superheroes, Dexter’s Laboratory, and Samurai Jack Children’s Books- Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Star Wars, various DC Superhero Little Golden Books, and the New York Times Bestselling series NERDS. Animation- Justice League Unlimited.

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DAN BRERETON
Dan has worked for nearly every comic book publisher over the last 30 years, but is best known for his comic book creation, NOCTURNALS. Recent works include a four-part Batman arc for DC Comics Digital, LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT: SIX FINGERS, and the 2017 graphic novel, NOCTURNALS: THE SINISTER PATH. He has run many successful Kickstarter campaigns for his art books in the past few years.
Popular credits include: BATMAN:THRILLKILLER, JLA: SEVEN CASKETS, SIMPSONS TREEHOUSE OF HORROR, LEGENDS OF THE WORLD’S FINEST, VAMPIRELLA, GOD-SIZE THOR and PUNISHER: FRANKENCASTLE.

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JOHN DAVEY & MICHAEL GRAY
TV’S SHAZAM & BILLY BATSON
45TH ANNIVERSARY REUNION

MICHAEL GRAY: A semi-retired American actor, known for his portrayal of Billy Batson in the 1970’s TV series Shazam!. From 1972-1973, he appeared as Ronnie Collins in the first season of the NBC sitcom, The Brian Keith Show, starring Brian Keith and Shelley Fabares. He also appeared as Marcia’s boyfriend Jeff in a 1973 episode of The Brady Bunch. In 2015, Gray made a voice appearance as a fictionalized version of himself in two episodes of the animated series Archer.

JOHN DAVEY: After being honorably discharged from the U.S. Marines in Oct. 1961, John embarked on a professional boxing career consisting of 26 fights over a four year period. A chance meeting with a casting director at an Italian wedding reception across the street from Universal Studios, changed his direction. From there he embarked on a career consisting of many television appearances including Remington Steele, Barnaby Jones, Baa Baa Black Sheep, C.H.I.P.S., Rockford Files, etc. He appeared in movies such as Deal of the Century, The Late Show, The Long Goodbye, A Fine Mess, Three Women, There Was A Crooked Man, among others.
In 1975 he rushed to the set of SHAZAM! on short notice to step into the boots of Captain Marvel. It is one of his favorite achievements as an actor, as he was able to speak to millions of children and young adults in their formative years.
He retired from Hollywood in 1991, and currently enjoys country living with his wife, Linda, in the lower foothills of the Sierras in Yuba County, California.

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CHRIS MARRINAN
Chris Marrinan started out in commercial illustration churning out product art for dish soap and restaurant menus, but the lure to draw comics was powerful. He sent samples to Eclipse Comics and the rest is history. Before long Chris landed the plum job at DC Comics as penciler on Wonder Woman! This was followed by a move to Marvel Comics, where Chris drew such icons as Dr. Strange, Captain America, Nova, and Spider-Man and Wolverine! Back at DC, Chris drew adventures of both Superman and Batman. Chris has also drawn for Dark Horse Comics, and at Image Comics, his own book, HeadHunters.
Chris continues to draw for Heroic Publications on titles like Psyche, Liberty Girl and Vanguard of Liberty. He is also at work on his Patreon page, showcasing new art and an upcoming comic series.

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C. ANDREW NELSON
C. Andrew Nelson is an award winning artist, actor, writer, consultant, and motivational speaker. Andrew has had many ties to The Walt Disney Company over the span of his career. He served as a visual effects artist on such Disney feature films as Enchanted and Race to Witch Mountain, and worked on the stereoscopic conversion of The Nightmare Before Christmas. Andrew has also been a consultant for Walt Disney Imagineering and the theme parks division. Andrew spent four years as a visual effects artist at Industrial Light & Magic. His VFX credits at ILM include Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Galaxy Quest, Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle, The Perfect Storm, Jurassic Park III, The Time Machine, and Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. Prior to joining ILM, Andrew worked for nearly six years at LucasArts Entertainment Company where he served as a visual effects supervisor. At LucasArts he helped create and design such popular games as Dark Forces, Rebel Assault II, Full Throttle, The Dig, Jedi Knight, Curse of Monkey Island, Masters of Teras Kasi, Shadows of the Empire, Rogue Squadron, and Indiana Jones & the Infernal Machine. In addition to his tenure with the Lucas companies, C. Andrew Nelson is a consulting VFX supervisor and animator for some of the top effects, animation, and post-production facilities in the U.S. His credits include Rocky Balboa, The Last Mimzy, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Rush Hour 3, The Spiderwick Chronicles, The Kite Runner, Jumper, and Witness 11. No stranger to academia, Andrew served from 2002 to 2004 as the Visual Effects Director for the School of Animation & Visual Effects at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. At the university, he presided over the school’s visual effects curriculum and trained the next generation of VFX artists. Andrew routinely consults for various networks, studios, and developers such as Nickelodeon, MTV, PBS, Fox, Hasbro, Electronic Arts, and others. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Visual Effects Society. But Andrew is probably best known for having spent twelve years portraying the character of Darth Vader. Andrew, who began playing Vader for Lucasfilm in 1994, has portrayed the infamous dark lord in the Special Edition re-release of the original Star Wars trilogy, in the Rebel Assault II and Dark Forces games from LucasArts, as well as in commercials, television shows, print, games, and live appearances. He has managed to spend more time in the official Vader costume than any other actor. Beyond Darth Vader, Andrew has appeared in numerous feature films, television series, commercials, and print ads. He is also a much sought after voice-over artist having lent his vocal talents to numerous games, animated films, and interactive multimedia projects. Andrew and his wife Veronica Loud – a gifted actress, voice-over artist, singer, print model, and photographer in her own right – live in the San Francisco Bay Area with their two children.

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MIKE HAMPTON & BRANDON BRACAMONTE
PHANTOM MONSTER
Mike Hampton & Brandon Bracamonte, collectively known as “Phantom Monster” are Nor Cal legends in the indy comic and graphic design worlds.

Mike Hampton is a Bay Area based illustrator, graphic designer, and comic book artist. He has been a regular contributor to Topps for Mars Attacks, Marvel and Star Wars trading cards. He has published such comics as Captain A-Hole, Hot Zombie Chicks, Gunja Rabbit and Eagle Eye. His work has been featured with Robot Chicken, The Howard Stern Show, Dark Horse Comics, Weezer, Big Wow Art, the San Diego Comic-Con Souvenir book, and stylized pinups of pop-culture’s most famous characters

Brandon Bracamonte’ has published such titles as Hey Rube, Mustache Ride, and Kiss of Death, also a professional award-winning tattoo artist, with over 60 award winning tattoos. Partial owner of “Imperious Rex” tattoo shop in Citrus Heights, his art has been featured in such publications as “Skin & Ink”, and “Tattoo Magazine”. Brandon is also a contributor to the Topps Star Wars sketch card sets, including Galactic Files series 1 & 2, and the popular 2015 Masterworks, and has also been published in the San Diego Comic-Con Souvenir Book, and Boom Studios.

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TOP COW PRODUCTIONS
Top Cow Productions, Inc., a Los Angeles-based entertainment company, was founded in December of 1992 by artist Marc Silvestri, who also co-founded Image Comics earlier that same year. Top Cow currently publishes its line of comic books in 21 languages in over 55 different countries. The company has launched 20 franchises (18 original and two licensed) in the industry’s Top 10, seven at #1, a feat accomplished by no other publisher in the last two decades. Its flagship franchise, Witchblade, was TNT’s #1 original film of 2000 and the subsequent TV series was released on DVD in, 2008. A feature film, co-produced by Platinum Studios, Inc. and Arclight Films, is slated to begin production in Australia. Witchblade is also the first American property to be fully adapted in Japan as an original anime and manga by Studio GONZO in 2006. Top Cow’s other flagship property, The Darkness, was developed into a major next-generation video game release by Starbreeze and 2K Games and achieved platinum sales status. Wanted, an Eisner-nominated miniseries published by Top Cow from 2003-2005, is now a major motion picture from Universal Pictures starring Angelina Jolie, James McAvoy, and Morgan Freeman and slated for wide release on June 27, 2008. Virtually all of Top Cow’s other properties are in development as feature films, live-action television, animation or video games. Top Cow has also successfully licensed and merchandised its franchises into toys, statues, clothing, lithographs, puppets, posters, magnets, shot glasses, lighters, lunch pails, wall scrolls, mouse pads, die-cast cars, calendars, Christmas ornaments, Halloween masks, trading cards, standees, video games, and roleplaying games.

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SCOTT “FUZZY” JOSEPH
Scott “Fuzzy” Joseph has been writing and illustrating indie comics over the last five years. It was after his work on “The Warren Hope” that Fuzzy’s work began to gain attention. Working as the writer and illustrator for this series, Fuzzy is able to show us his vision of a post-Rapture based Earth on which mankind is struggling to survive against the supernatural. He also teaches high school art in Bakersfield, CA.

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CONTINUUM PRESS
Continuum Press (formerly Empire’s Comics Vault Press [ECV Press]) is a Sacramento, CA, based small press publisher that works hard to bring you some of the best in Independent comics. Whether you are looking for science fiction or mystic adventures in a world not quite our own we have what you are looking for. Our variety in characters, settings, genres and art styles will surprise you. 22 issues available now including “Trixie Dynamite,” “Relic & Ego,” “The Hunters,” “Triad,” “Little Kori in Komaland,” and “The Continuum Universe.” .

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