2019 Call for Panels

Share your passion. Share your knowledge. Are you a natural born presenter or performer?  Do you have a topic that you are passionate AND knowledgeable about? Maybe you’ve already presented the material in another forum, but would like to see how it plays to a different audience? We’re now accepting panel submissions and would love to […]

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Panelist Spotlight: Sherita Dunbar

Sherita “Ree” Dunbar, also known as Super Fit With Ree Cosplay, burst onto the cosplay scene in 2008 with a winning smile and personality that made her an instant favorite amongst con-goers.  Since then, she has built a reputation for herself in the cosplay community as an exceptional cosplayer, fitness enthusiast and namesake, often participating with […]

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Panelist Spotlight: Craig Campbell

Craig Campbell is a local, indie RPG designer who published his first game, Murders & Acquisitions, through his company, NerdBurger Games, in 2016. His second RPG, CAPERS (featuring super-powered 1920s gangsters), will be going to Kickstarter on March 6 to fund final artwork and layout. Future plans include a short-play horror-comedy game about getting horror […]

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Vendor Spotlight: Don Hillsman II

Don Hillsman II is a seasoned veteran comic book artist who has worked for all of the major publishers. Since age 16, his credits include Street Fighter, By Any Means Necessary: The Life & Times of Malcolm X, Daemonstorm, Devil Dinosaur Spring Fling, JLA Secret Files & Origins, Southern Knights, Ultraverse Unlimited and Xavier Institute […]

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Panelist Spotlight: John Nyrere Frazier

John Nyrere Frazier began his professional acting career with two East Coast tours as an actor / dancer. He later attended North Carolina Central University where he majored in theater. He graduated with academic honors and was accepted to the Chicago College for the Performing Arts at Roosevelt University where he received his MFA. He has […]

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Panelist Spotlight: Andrew Michael Phillips (Dru)

Point…Click…Shoot!  Somebody dial 911, Andrew Michael Phillips just slayed another photo shoot.  Andrew Michael Phillips, or Dru as he likes to be called, is a master photographer that skillfully combines lighting, creativity and personality to make his visuals unforgettable.  He holds a BFA in illustration and MFA in photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD).  Because of his […]

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Panelist Spotlight: Raymond Sanders

Raymond Sanders began his career in creating comic books in 2008 when he released his book titled “Fierce” under his newly formed comic imprint “Fantasy Art Comics”. The Fierce character would become Fantasy Art Comics flagship hero and from 2008 to 2011 the series produced seven issues. Fierce was just one of Sanders creations that […]

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Panelist Spotlight: Walter Dean

Walter Dean is a premiere costume designer who specializes in custom-made costumes for the cosplayer in you.  He brings characters to life by merging his expertise with the vision and desires of his clients, providing them with the opportunity to embody their desired character.  Dean’s love for designing began with his love for cosplay.  He […]

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Panelist Spotlight: Fiona Leonard

Fiona Leonard is a distinguished costume designer whose reputations speaks for itself.  She has built costumes in many genres: WCW Wrestlers, Superheroes, Fortune Tellers, Burlesque Dancers, Steampunk, Acrobats, Victorian Carolers, and just about anything else you can imagine. Fiona holds a BFA in Theatre from the University of Georgia and has been costuming in the Atlanta area […]

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Vendor Spotlight: Nicole Givens Kurtz

Nicole Givens Kurtz is the published author of the futuristic thriller series, Cybil Lewis. Her novels have been named as finalists in the Fresh Voices in Science Fiction, EPPIE in Science Fiction, and Dream Realm Awards in science fiction. Nicole’s short stories have earned an Honorable Mention in L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future […]

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Panelist Spotlight: Myron “Smoovecosplaya” Abernathy

Myron “Smoove Cosplaya” Abernathy is a salsa dance instructor turned cosplayer from Atlanta, GA.  A life-long geek, he first experienced cosplay while on his lunch break at his daytime IT job, which was located less than a block away from the action of Atlanta’s DragonCon.  After a few years of being a bystander, he decided to attend […]

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