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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My 3D World holds costume contest at 2018 Atlanta Sci-Fi and Fantasy Expo

While you’re attending the Atlanta Sci-Fi and Fantasy Expo in your costume. Just stop by My 3D World, located in North DeKalb Mall for your free 3D digital scan. At the end of the expo, winners will be announced in both adult and children’s categories. The winners will receive a nine-inch statue of themselves in costume. It […]

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PANELIST SPOTLIGHT: TaLynn Kel

TaLynn Kel is a writer, cosplayer, and podcaster in Atlanta, Georgia. She writes about racism, cosplay, interracial relationships, and pop culture fandom through the lens of social justice. She conducts panels on these topics at fandom conventions both in and out of Georgia. Her cosplay and essays have been featured by NBC, Safety Pin Box, […]

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VENDOR SPOTLIGHT: Jami Becker

Jami’s (Futurist, Creative Experience Officer at Nomad Candy) DNA bleeds visionary thinker, architect and maker. Her strategic design process seeks the subtle balance between imagination and the earth-tethered, using evolving technical tools as implements to express ideas and facilitate more efficient processes. In addition to her years as a mobile architect and accomplished designer and coder, […]

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PANELIST SPOTLIGHT: Crysstal Hubbard

Crysstal Hubbard graduated from The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City and began working as a stage manager and producer. She co-founded an all female production company in 2004. She now studies and speaks on the history of women in film and the role of women in current pop culture.  

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PANELIST SPOTLIGHT: Alec Peters/ Axanar Creator, Executive Producer, Co-Writer

The leader and visionary of the Axanar project, Alec is the epitome of someone who discovers their calling and succeeds in pursuing it. An attorney by training, Alec coached an NCAA Championship volleyball team at USC and with the US National team, then struck off and started five companies earning him an Ernst & Young […]

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