Emmy nominee and New York Times best-selling author Adam Beechen has written for animation series ranging from Nickelodeon’s Rugrats, to Warner Brothers’ Teen Titans, to Cartoon Network’s current hit Transformers: Robots In Disguise, which he produces and helped develop for television. He has written for such DC Comics as Justice League Unlimited, Robin, and Teen Titans, and revived the Batman Beyond franchise in comic book form. Adam created the acclaimed graphic novel Hench, currently in development as a television series. He continues his arrested adolescence in Los Angeles with his wife and two dogs.Get your tickets now!
Jamisin Matthews is Leon Scott Kennedy in five Resident Evil animated films and video games. With Resident Evil: The Final Chapter and Vendetta’s release this year, the franchise is as popular as ever. Having trained in martial arts at a young age with coaches photo scanned for the original Mortal Kombat, perhaps it was destiny that Jamisin be photo and face scanned for the equally iconic Resident Evil series. He is also the blood-splattered demolition groom in My Chemical Romance’s popular Life On The Murder Scene storyline and stars as detective Jack Anvil in Donald F. Glut’s 2018 Tales of Frankenstein feature film and graphic novel. The founder of Jacorva, Jamisin creates personalized martial arts systems for civilians and industry professionals. He has body doubled Anthony Stewart Head, Nicholas Brendon and Johnny Depp.More about Jamisin
Scott Tipton is a New York Times Best-Selling author and comic-book historian with a wide variety of both graphic novel and prose works to his credit. Scott’s most recent prose work, The Star Trek Vault: 40 Years From the Archives for Abrams Publishing, charts the remarkable history of the world’s most popular science-fiction series, accompanied by hand-picked reproductions of famous bits of Star Trek memorabilia. Scott is also the author of Comic Books 101, a humorous stroll through the history and high points of the American art form known as comic books, published by IMPACT BOOKS. Readers looking for Scott’s latest ruminations on comics past and present need only tune into his weekly column Comics 101, posted every Wednesday without fail. Scott has written numerous comics and graphic novels for publishers IDW Publishing and Archie Comics, including such titles as the current Star Trek: Mirror Broken, as well as Mickey Mouse Shorts, Nicholas Meyer’s The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive, Star Trek: The City on the Edge of Forever, The Original Teleplay, Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time, Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation Squared, The New Crusaders, Klingons: Blood Will Tell, Star Trek: The Next Generation: Intelligence Gathering, Star Trek: Mirror Images, Spock: Reflections, Khan: Ruling in Hell, Star Trek: Infestation, Spike: Lost and Found, Angel: Auld Lang Syne, Astro Boy: Underground, Angel: A Hole in the World, Illyria: Haunted and Sonic the Hedgehog.More about Scott
David Tipton is a New York Times Best-Selling Author of many comics and graphic novels for IDW Publishing, including Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time, Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation Squared, Klingons: Blood Will Tell, Star Trek: The Next Generation: Intelligence Gathering, Star Trek: Mirror Images, Spock: Reflections, Khan: Ruling in Hell, Star Trek Deep Space Nine: Fool’s Gold, Star Trek: Infestation, and Star Trek: Burden of Knowledge, among others. His most recent projects include The City on the Edge of Forever: The Original Teleplay, a collaboration with Harlan Ellison, and Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive (with artist Rachael Stott). He is currently working on Star Trek: The Next Generation: Mirror Broken with his brother Scott Tipton and artist J.K. Woodward.More about David
Shawn Kittelsen is best known as Narrative Lead and Co-Writer of the blockbuster fighting game INJUSTICE 2 from NetherRealm Studios, and as writer of the bestselling MORTAL KOMBAT X digital comics from DC Comics. Kittelsen got his start as an executive for DC Entertainment, where he contributed to the creative development of blockbuster games like BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY, DC UNIVERSE ONLINE, and INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US. After leaving DC, he worked as an award-winning games marketing creative director and later, as General Manager of the fiercely independent Feral Audio podcast network. These days, he writes games and comics full-time. Kittelsen holds a BFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU’s Tisch School. He lives in Los Angeles.More about Shawn
Norm Harper is the owner of all-ages comic studio Karate Petshop and the writer of the Eisner-nominated graphic novel Rikki – an adaptation of “Rikki-Tikki-Tavi” by Rudyard Kipling.More about Norm
Comic book writer and artist, creator of the comedies BLUE MONDAY and SCOOTER GIRL at Image. She has worked with DC, Lion Forge, Oni Press, BOOM!, Marvel, Dark Horse & Slave Labor Graphics, and as an illustrator for books, magazines and ad companies. She wrote the Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy crossover and has contributed to multiple properties including Deadpool, Teen Titans Go! and DC’s Shade the Changing Girl among many others.More about Chynna
Alex Segura is a novelist and comic book writer. He is the author of the Pete Fernandez Miami Mystery novels, which include SILENT CITY, DOWN THE DARKEST STREET, and DANGEROUS ENDS, all via Polis Books. He has also written a number of comic books, including the best-selling and critically acclaimed ARCHIE MEETS KISS storyline, the “Occupy Riverdale” story, and the ARCHIE MEETS RAMONES and THE ARCHIES one-shots. His work has appeared in the anthologies PROTECTORS 2, WAITING TO BE FORGOTTEN: STORIES OF CRIME AND HEARTBREAK INSPIRED BY THE REPLACEMENTS and APOLLO’S DAUGHTERS and in publications including The Daily Beast, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Literary Hub, The Strand, Mental Floss, LitReactor, and more. A Miami native, he lives in New York with his wife and son.More about Alex
Emmy nominee and New York Times best-selling author Adam Beechen has written for animation series ranging from Nickelodeon’s Rugrats, to Warner Brothers’ Teen Titans, to Cartoon Network’s current hit Transformers: Robots In Disguise, which he produces and helped develop for television. He has written for such DC Comics as Justice League Unlimited, Robin, and Teen Titans, and revived the Batman Beyond franchise in comic book form. Adam created the acclaimed graphic novel Hench, currently in development as a television series. He continues his arrested adolescence in Los Angeles with his wife and two dogs.More about Adam
Starting work at the age of four, Margaret was originally named Peggy Lynch until she landed the part of the teenage daughter of Eddie Cantor and Joan Davis in the comedy-musical “If You Knew Susie.” Thirteen years before, director Gordon Douglas had cast her as a dancer and actor in “The Little Rascals.” Now, he assigned her a spectacular dance number staged by Nick Castle and Charlie O’Curran titled “My Brooklyn Love Song.” Mr. Cantor, searching for weeks for a new stage name for his “winsome daughter” decided on Margaret Kerry. The new name came just in time for the movie’s credits.
After performing in dozens of TV shows, Margaret starred as co-host/performer in “Teleteen Reporter” on Channel 13 in Los Angeles, which ran for over two years. At ABC-TV, she was featured in the musical “Let There Be Stars” and in Art Baker’s “Stop, Look and Listen.” “The Charlie Ruggles Show,” one of the first network television family sitcoms, cast Margaret as the eldest daughter, Sharon. America watched her grow up over the years on their television sets. The final episode was her wedding and honeymoon — a major media event.
Walt Disney was searching for a nimble mime/dancer/actor to be filmed performing live-action work for the tiny Tinker Bell in the animated feature “Peter Pan.” Margaret won the role and became the reference model for the three-inch sprite. Famed animator Marc Davis drew Tinker Bell’s antics based on Margaret’s acting. She also performed the voice of the red-headed mermaid in the movie.
A successful voice-over career ensued, using Margaret’s skills in 21 different dialects and 48 various character voices in over 600 animated shows. She is the voice of Spinner and Paddlefoot and the females in the famous vintage “Clutch Cargo” animated series. “Captain Fathom” and “Space Angel” followed. Margaret can also be seen in many of the hilarious live-action segments that open and close the 139 episodes of “The New Three Stooges,” as well as be heard in the animated portion voicing all the kids, females, and various odd characters.
Margaret later produced her own radio show called “What’s Up Weekly” at KKLA 99.5 — the most listened-to Christian talk radio station in the world. In 1993 she became the station’s Community Services Director, and she also headed up the Southern California Buyers Network, a program linking 100+ sponsors to over 200 non-profit organizations, allowing the group to earn money for charities. Margaret continues to be in demand as a keynote and motivational speaker, communications trainer, storyteller and humorist. A certified seminar leader by the American Seminar Leaders Association, she is also co-author and facilitator of the FUNdamentals of Speaking Seminars.More about Margaret