Special Guests

Media Guests

Duane "Dog" Chapman

Duane Chapman is an American reality television star, bounty hunter, and bail bondsman. Chapman came into international notice as a bounty hunter for his successful capture of Max Factor heir Andrew Luster in Mexico in 2003. In the following year, he was given his own series, "Dog the Bounty Hunter" on A&E.

Leland Chapman

Leland Chapman is an American bail bondsman and bounty hunter, known as one of the stars of the A&E Network reality television program Dog the Bounty Hunter. He also starred in the Country Music Television documentary Dog and Beth: On the Hunt.

Aleks Paunovic

Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Aleks Paunovic knew from an early age that he was destined to tell stories; whether it was with his fists as an amateur boxing champion, with his instrument as a musician, or in the truest form of storytelling: acting.
A skilled athlete with razor sharp focus-- not to mention a descendent of three champion boxers-- it’s no surprise that he acquired his first taste of success in the boxing ring. That drive and determination coupled with his love of living on the edge led to a successful career as a stunt actor. Though Paunovic was gifted in his physical abilities he was also a man of the arts, and exercised his love for music as a member of a rock band—where he was “discovered” while performing on stage. It was there where he was asked to audition for the HBO movie “Heads,” and as fate would have it he landed his first acting role and set forth to take Hollywood by storm.
Portraying a myriad of roles on both screens big and small, Paunovic has brought forth his unique skill set and chameleon like talent to transform himself into each character he plays. Whether it is a developmentally disabled man accused of murder in “Personal Effects” (opposite Kathy Bates, Ashton Kutcher, and Michelle Pfeiffer), or as an overzealous karate dad opposite Tom Hardy in “This Means War,” Paunovic truly takes each role to a new level further conditioning and developing his craft.
Paunovic currently stars as Julius in Syfy’s “Van Helsing,” which returned for its fourth season September 27th. He also portrays “Wech,” in Jason Momoa’s new project SEE for Apple+ TV, (November 1st premiere). Paunovic will also recur in the anticipated TNT series “Snowpiercer,” opposite Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs, slated to premiere spring of 2020, as well as the feature film “Crimson Point,” in the role of Callum (2020 release).
Paunovic’s other feature film credits include “Hard Powder,” opposite Liam Neeson, “Siberia,” opposite Keanu Reeves, “Numb,” “War for the Planet of the Apes,” and the indie features “Volition,” and “Freaks,” which hit theatres September 13th. Additionally, he has starred in numerous television series such as: “Motive,” “Supernatural,” “Continuum,” “iZombie,” “The 100,” “Once Upon a Time,” and “Smallville,” amongst many others.
Aleks Paunovic resides in Vancouver and Los Angeles.

Carlos Navarro

If you have been enjoying Marvel's Hawkeye as much as we have, you will recognize Carlos as one of the Tracksuit Mafia men (along with fellow guest Aleks Paunovic) that faced off with Hawkeye throughout the series! Carlos was born in Queens, New York to a Peruvian Father and Cuban mother. Carlos has performed in numerous TV shows such as Marvel's Hawkeye and AMC's the Walking Dead, and films as well as voice over work on multiple video games like Fallout New Vegas. He is comfortable in front and behind the camera. Carlos started on the production side and began to take acting classes to get a better feel for what actors did. After his first class he was hooked on acting, but continues to edit, write and shoot his own projects as well. We look forward to having Carlos at Magic City Con for the first time this year!

Dan Payne

The Beast from the Descendants movies is coming to the Magic City!
In his early 20s, Dan Payne was a professional volleyball player. After his retirement, he was convinced by his brother Josh to move to Australia, where Josh was already living. Dan began his acting career by creating short films with his brother.
Dan had numerous roles on the 2002-2005 science fiction series Stargate SG-1, and its 2004-2009 spin-off series Stargate Atlantis, both shot in Vancouver; these included Kull Warriors and an Ashrak assassin on Stargate SG-1, and the Wraith King in the Stargate Atlantis episode "Sateda". Payne appeared as Nathan Davidson in the 2008 film Mulligans, a role of which Payne stated in 2016, "It is still one of my proudest efforts". He also appeared as Dollar Bill in Watchmen (2009).
Dan starred as Cesar Divine in the web based television series Divine:The Series that stretched four episodes.
Dan has starring roles in Hallmark Channel's movies All Yours, and A Time To Dance.
Other credits include: Good Witch, Once Upon A Time, The Flash, and so many more!

Chad Michael Collins

We just watched his new movie “Assailant” last night and it’s a wild ride!
Chad is best known for playing the franchise lead role ‘Gunnery Sgt Brandon Beckett’ across four successful Sony Pictures "Sniper” military action films.
Last fall, Collins starred in the highly-anticipated Call of Duty: Modern Warfare video game from Activision, playing a lead role in the newest installment of the hugely popular military first-person-shooter franchise. He could also be seen starring in AMC's Shudder network Creepshow series this past fall.
He appeared as Gerhardt Frankenstein on Once Upon a Time, and he also portrayed Ezra on the Orson Scott Card created Extinct, which aired on BYUtv.
Chad also recently appeared in an action packed suspense/thriller opposite Casper Van Dien in Assailant that debuted yesterday from Redbox!

Darby Allin

Darby Allin is an American professional wrestler current signed to All Elite Wrestling. Darby was formerly a semi-pro skateboarder from Washington State. Darby Allin notoriously lived in an “abandoned warehouse” in the slums of Seattle with a vertical half pipe for skateboarding. Darby’s tattoos, which read “Nothings over till you’re underground” and “Drug free” provide some insight toward his wrestling inspiration. Darby describes a traumatic car wreck which killed his intoxicated Uncle while sparing him. Darby Allin describes “complacency” as his greatest fear in life being a nihilist with little to no trust in humanity. Darby uses his body as a weapon while having little to no regard toward his own well being Darby has been featured on MTV’s “Ridiculousness” as well as TLC’s “Sex Sent me to the ER”. Disturbing footage and real life experiences appear not to be an intimidation tactic but as a way off the streets.
Darby will be appearing SATURDAY ONLY!

Ming Chen

Ming Chen’s road to Jay & Silent Bob’s Secret Stash all began in 1995, when the college student, video store employee, and Kevin Smith follower developed a fan website based on the movie Clerks. Smith, who appreciated Chen’s work, reached out and asked him to create the Web site for his production company, View Askew Productions. Twenty Six years later, not only does Chen continue to work on many of Smith’s online projects, but he has also ventured into several other areas within the Kevin Smith empire, most recently hosting a weekly podcast called I Sell Comics! on Smith’s podcast network, SModCo. Chen is not only the technical expert for The Stash, but he is also the perfect person to send out to do the jobs no one else wants to do. He takes it all with a smile, and is happy to be a part of the team.
During his free time, Chen serves on the board for the non-profit organization Root to Rise. He also co-owns a podcast studio with called “A Shared Universe” and is a partner in a coffee, gaming and comics café called “Coral Sword” in Houston, Texas with major league ballplayer Hunter Pence. Chen has been married to his wife Debbie for 18 years and has two children, Lillian and Harrison and a dog named Joy.

Jon Lee Brody

At the center of the universe, at the border between the light and the dark stands Castle Greyskull. This has nothing to do with Jon Lee Brody but it got your attention didn't it? Jon is a filmmaker/actor/gamer/podcaster/karaoke enthusiast. Jon has appeared in films like "Furious 7", "Star Trek Into Darkness" and most recently James Wan's horror film "Malignant" (to name a few). Jon was also the director of the Warner Bros/DC Comics show 'DC Universe All Star Games' making him the first ever Korean-American director for DC Comics. Jon is also the co-creator of the gaming channel GEGGHEAD along with Freddie Prinze Jr. and Clare Grant. He also hosts a mental health podcast called 'Reel Psychology' which utilizes a discussion on fictional character's mental health as a jumpoff point for mental health discussions. This marks Jon's third appearance at MCC and he's very excited for his return.

Justin Kucsulain

Justin Kucsulain is a Florida-based actor who has already enjoyed roles in some of the most popular broadcast, cable and streaming series in his young acting career. He is best known for his portrayal as Hilltop member "Ethan" on AMC's The Walking Dead, a character translated directly from the TWD comics. Justin can also be seen in Netflix's Bloodline and Chicago PD and is currently working on multiple projects for both television and the big screen.

Nightmare Theatre

Mike Ensley, Chip Chism and Lemmie Crews have been presenting horror genre films for Pensacola audiences and beyond for 17 years. Their NIGHTMARE THEATRE television show first found a home on Cox Media Channel 39 in 2001. Since then, there have been film festivals, other cable access broadcasts and even a national appearance on SpikeTV’s “Ghouls Gone Wild” in 2006.

Ensley, Chism and Crews have gained renown beyond the local viewing area as NIGHTMARE THEATRE hosts: the Baron Mondo Von Doren, El Sapo de Tempesto and Mittens the Werewolf. They are part of the Horror Host Underground Network and were inducted into the Horror Host Hall of Fame at the HorrorHound Weekend convention and film festival in Cincinnati, Ohio in March.

In the series plot, the Baron is a minor demon assigned to the physical plane to inflict misery upon mankind by way of “bad” movies. With his sidekicks—the masked wrestler El Sapo and pet werewolf Mittens—the Baron introduces old horror films in a humorous manner with little respect and a side of intriguing film history.

Artist Guests

Bryan Silverbax

Clinton Hobart

Elise Strong

Geoffrey Gwin

Cosplay Guests

Skye Sharpe

Evergarden Creations

Cubster Photography

“My name is Eli. and I am known as Cubster “

Born and raised in Havana, Cuba, I immigrated to the United States in 2003 with my family. I have been doing photography since 2014 and in 2017, I discovered the world of cosplay which I never knew existed. Since I've always enjoyed superheroes and science fiction movies, this opened a whole new world for me as I watched my favorite characters come to life. I had found my nitch. Since then, I have been published in several cosplay Magazines, such as Cosplayzine and Cosplay Realm Magazine among other online publications, along with making a Guest appearance on several in-state and out of state conventions. I also have served as cosplay judge, as I also partake in the cosplay and props making.

Without a doubt, photography is my passion. I enjoy every aspect of photography from conception to session and putting my creative touches on the final image during post-production. From practical effects to post editing effects, my photography has a way to stand out and I try to create new ideas to keep it as unpredictable and with a fresh look for my fans and clients while bringing each cosplay to life.

 I love being able to inspire and mentor others to follow their dreams and passions. I feel as though I'm a teacher or mentor at heart and I love that I can pass on the knowledge I've gained through experience to others while doing what I love, creating unique, one-of-a-kind art through photography. My number one priority when photographing anyone but especially a cosplayer is to be supportive, spread body positivity, be engaging and uplifting, make them feel comfortable while reassuring them that they look fantastic which helps to boost their self-esteem and make sure they're happy with all aspects of their session. 


My Social medias are

Facebook : www.facebook.com/cubsterphotography

Instagram : @cubster_cosplay_photography

Musical Guests

Marc Gunn

Marc Gunn is a Celtic musician who was raised on science fiction and fantasy. He was shunned by his local Celtic community. Instead of trying to fit in, he began celebrating his differences.


Now he calls his music Sci F’Irish. It fuses traditional Irish drinking songs with lyrics inspired by pop culture. These are songs for working class folk Educated by the past and filled with hopes and dreams of a better tomorrow.

DJ Arley

Arley is a mashup maestro who's been DJing in the nightlife and events industry since 2011. He's opened some amazing events for artists like Styles & Complete, The Ying Yang Twins, and Nappy Roots. Arley creates seamless soundtracks that feature music from many genres, expertly mixed, to keep crowds hype and happy from start to finish.
DJ Arley will be hosting our Saturday Night Karaoke Party again this year! Let the GOOD TIMES begin!

Birmingham, Alabama

June 24 - 26, 2022

The Hyatt Regency Birmingham - Wynfrey Hotel

Convention Hours:


Friday: 3:00pm - 8:00pm

Saturday: 10:00am - 6:00pm

Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Dealer's Room Hours:

Friday: 3:00pm - 8:00pm

Saturday: 10:00am - 6:00pm

Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

TableTop Game Room Hours:

Friday: 3:00pm - MIDNIGHT

Saturday: 10:00am - MIDNIGHT

Sunday: 11:00am - MIDNIGHT

Video Game Lounge Hours:

Friday: 3:00pm - MIDNIGHT

Saturday: 10:00am - MIDNIGHT

Sunday: 11:00am - MIDNIGHT

Adult Weekend Passes


Child  Weekend Passes

(Ages 6 - 11)


*Military Discounted Passes Available!

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