DC Douglas is known as the chilling voice of Yoshikage Kira in "Jojo's Bizarre Adventure,” Albert Wesker in "Resident Evil" games for over a decade, Legion in "Mass Effect 2/3," Kamoshida in "Persona 5," Chase in "Transformers: Rescue Bots" plus on-camera appearances in "Sharknado 2,"Star Trek Enterprise,” and "Z Nation”.
Jason Marsden has been working full force in the entertainment biz since he was 12 years young. In the 90s he was a familiar face on such shows as “Boy Meets World”, “Full House”, and “Step by Step”. In voice over, Jason is familiar as Max, Goofy’s son in “A Goofy Movie”. Also fans know Marsden as the voice for Haku, the mysterious boy/dragon in Hayo Miyazaki’s, Academy Award Winning, “Spirited Away”. Every Halloween, we bet you’ve heard him as Thackery Binx in Disney’s “Hocus Pocus”. He’s voiced many popular characters including Chester in “Fairly Odd Parents”, Impulse/Kid Flash in “Young Justice”, reporter, Snapper Carr in “Justice League”, Duke in “GI JOE: Renegades”, Tino Tontini in Disney’s “The Weekenders”, as well as some well-known felines: Kovu in “Lion King 2”, and Nermal in “The Garfield Show”. Video Game fans will recognize Jason as the title role in the “Tak” franchise, Boone from “Fallout: New Vegas”, and Noel Kriess in “Final Fantasy 13.2” and many folk you’ve interacted with in “SKYRIM”! Currently Marsden continues voicing countless projects for animation and video games as well as the producer, creator, and host of The Mars Variety Show currently on YouTube.
Phillip Glasser was the little boy who gave Fievel his voice. Glasser's parents got him into acting early, and Don Bluth discovered him when overhearing the child auditioning for an Oscar-Meyer commercial.
Landing the part of Fievel was his big break, though voicing Fievel must not have been an easy task for the then-seven year old; Fievel's screams and his crying had to be done through method acting, they couldn't be faked. However, the rest of the cast was very supportive of him.
Glasser says he enjoyed voicing Fievel much better in the more light-hearted sequel Fievel Goes West. He also had a very nice singing voice as can be heard on the Fievel and Friends musical album.
Glasser would land other roles throughout his childhood and teenage years, voicing on A Troll in Central Park, Bebe's Kids, The Secret of NIMH II and an episode of Tiny Toon Adventures and also landing minor live action roles on Full House, Boy Meets World and Sabrina the Teenage Witch among others, and was a regular on the show Hang Time.
These days, the now 30-something Phillip Glasser has taken to producing movies, such as Kickin' it Old School, Endure and Sedona.
In 1973, John Pomeroy began working at the Walt Disney Company as a background artist, and after only a short year he was grateful to earn the role of full animator to work on Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too—a beloved classic that went on to earn an Academy Award Nomination.
During his time at Disney, he met fellow animators Don Bluth and Gary Goldman. They hit it off almost immediately and set to work on an independent short film entitled, Banjo the Woodpile Cat.
That labor of love paved the way for John, Bluth, Goldman, and several other Disney animators to form Don Bluth Productions—which, later, became Bluth Group. Together, they went on to produce The
Secret of NIMH (1982), as well as the animation for the laserdisc video games Space Ace and Dragon’s Lair—which was most recently highlighted in Netflix’s Stranger Things.
In 1986, he worked as the directing animator and producer on An American Tail and, shortly thereafter, The Land Before Time, before he moved back to America in 1989 to form a new U.S. wing of Bluth Group, which eventually became Sullivan Bluth Studios.
When Sullivan Bluth Studios closed in 1995, he returned to Disney to work as the supervising animator on Pocahontas, where he also designed and led a crew of fourteen animators to create the character of John Smith.
John was also a supervising animator for Fantasia 2000, and an animator for Treasure Planet, Curious George, The Simpsons Movie. He was the lead character designer for Milo Thatch on Atlantis: The Lost Empire.
Outside of illustration and animation, John is a storyboard artist, he loves to sculpt, and has created busts that animated film artists use to visualize 3-D character models. He is also a painter of historical events and a builder of historic weapons that are actually used as props in Hollywood movies. Additionally, he is an oil painter, portrait artist by commission, lecturer, and college professor.
A graduate of Australia’s National Theatre Drama School, Martin Copping recently appeared on American TV screens in the hit television series NCIS for CBS, ’Hand of God’ from Amazon Studios, ‘Hawaii Five-O’ for CBS and Beerfest: Thirst for Victory for CW SEED.
Martin began his career as a child actor performing in dozens of Australian television commercials before finally landing his first series regular role in the BAFTA award winning series ‘Ocean Girl’. Since then Martin has appeared in guest starring roles in numerous series across every major Australian network. Appearances include: ‘Neighbours’, ‘Stingers’, ‘Blue Heelers’, ‘Eugene Sandler PI’, ‘Something in the Air’, ‘Halifax FP’, ‘Rush’, ‘Lowdown’, ‘Mark loves Sharon’, ‘On the Beach’, ‘Good Guys Bad Guys’, ‘The Violent Earth’ and ‘Footballer Wants a Wife’.
On the big screen Martin starred the independent feature film ‘Forbidden Ground’ which was distributed by Lionsgate. He followed this up with the starring role of Hunter in the grind house action comedy ‘Zombie Hunter’ alongside Danny Trejo (Machete, Badass) and more recent starring roles in 'A Lesson in Cruelty', 'The Last Full Measure' and Mistress Hunter.
Martin moved into production in 2005 and after producing numerous short films, he made the transition to features with 2012’s' Victory Blvd'. More recently Martin co-produced 'Cyborg X' starring Danny Trejo and Produced the feature 'A Lesson in Cruelty'. Martin currently has numerous feature film and TV series in pre and post production and recently took time out to collaborate with friends to produce 'Safety First', a short comedy. Martin's feature directorial debut The Dunes is slated for release in 2020.
As a producer, his film 'Pineapples' won Best Screenplay and Best Director at The Angry Film Festival in Australia. His most recent Short Safety first was a finalist of the AACTA's social shorts awards and won The Audience Awards for Australians in Films AiFUpload Competition.
As an actor he was nominated for Best Actor at The Studio City International Film Festival and won Best Actor at FilmStock Film Festival in New Mexico.
More recently Martin has broken into the video game market with roles in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and as the incredibly popular character Mozzie in Tom Clancy's 'Rainbow Six: Siege' for Ubisoft.
We are SO EXCITED to Welcome Dameon Clarke back to MCC! He is known for his roles as Cell in Dragon Ball Z and Handsome Jack in Borderlands!
Dameon J. Clarke is a Canadian actor who has done work for films, television shows, anime, and video games. He is perhaps best known for his roles in shows like Graceland TV, 24, Castle, Supernatural, and Prison Break as well as films like How to be a Serial Killer and I Love You Phillip Morris. He has worked with numerous Academy Award winning actors and directors in many films and TV shows!
Give a warm Magic City Con Welcome to Dameon Clarke!
Would it even be Magic City Con without the AMAZING Ming Chen? We don't think so!
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 Two years later, not only does Chen continue to
work on all 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! with Michael
Zapcic on Smith’s radio network, S.I.R.!: SModcast Internet Radio. 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 Mike Zapcic 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 15 years and has two children, Lillian and Harrison.
Red Crow Comics is a comic book publishing house, featuring a unique group of characters for avid comic lovers. The company was founded in Harvest, Alabama in April of 2014 by Julian Jay Burton. Our focus is to bring a new generation of storytelling to the masses, while taking the comic industry to newer heights.
Elise is an artist and animator whose passion is to bring imagination to life. Using a range of different styles and mediums she takes ideas and transforms them into visual pieces. To Elise, every day is about learning something new and practicing new skills. Her dream is to create works of art that touch the soul and inspire others. As an eager artist, her goal every day is to work hard and enjoy the creative process. Working with businesses and individuals to help them with their ideas lights up her life. The smiles at the end of a project are the best part of working hard and finishing a good job.
Clinton T. Hobart is a Fine Artist and Licensed Disney Fine Artist. He creates original oil paintings of a wide variety of subjects ranging from classical subject matter such as fruit and eggshells to more modern subjects such as Mickey Mouse and Doritos. Even his Disney paintings are technically still-lifes, because he works from real objects in front of him. If he cannot find the objects he desires to paint he frequently will build elaborate "Sets" to work from. For his painting of the tower from the Disney movie Tangled he constructed a four foot tall replica of it made out of stone, mortar, cardboard, plaster and wood. The sculpture has since become as popular as the actual painting.
In addition to painting for Disney, Hobart also paints still-lifes, portraits, cosplay paintings, and ocean waves. He has been featured on NBC News, FOX News, The CW, ABC News, and American Artist magazine. He appeared on CBS News with Scott Pelle after a Chinese company sold forged copies of his paintings online. Afterward, the Huffington Post mentioned the story in an article stating that Clinton was part of a “sting operation.” Hobart’s painting “A Portrait of Doritos” is in the private collection of actor Michael Rooker from Guardians Of The Galaxy and The Walking Dead.
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!
Meet Marc Gunn! He will be performing at Merk's Tavern at The Hyatt Regency Birmingham - Wynfrey Hotel on Friday and Saturday nights, and he will also have CDs for sale at his table in the Dealer's Room!
Marc sings Sci-Fi Drinking Songs. It's Irish and Scottish songs mixed with science fiction and fantasy themes. This is raw, gritty, down-to-earth, fun Celtic music that is… different.
Marc never fit in with the “in crowd”. He was always on the edge of every community he was involved in. It's taken him a while. But he learned that it's okay to be different.
In fact, it suits him to be different. He am different. His music is different.
If you like his music, you're probably different too. Marc wants to help you to confidently be different. If you like Celtic music and you're a Geek, then raise your Celtic Geek flag and waive it proudly. Because his music is about being kind and recognizing that we all are different. It's about celebrating those differences even if we disagree!
We are so excited to have Marc join us this year and we look forward to sharing a pint and watching his performance!
Christopher Damien (23 he/him), better known as Casanova Cosplay, has been cosplaying since 2010. He is Alabama local, and can often be found at conventions there and the surrounding states. He is always happy to talk to others about cosplay and fandoms and is always happy to be of help if he can be!
Zach Shartzer is a 13 year old cosplayer from Alabama. Like most kids, he has always been into super heroes especially Batman! He went to his first comic con (Magic City Con) about 4 years ago and fell in love with the cosplay community. Since then, he has focused on making many more and exciting cosplays, expanding in variety from Spiderman to Assassins Creed. Last year, he decided to put his focus and energy to making his cosplay into a business and that's when Zach Attack Cosplay was born. He now has over 2000 followers on Tik Tok and is growing his Facebook page. He also creates perler beads and sells them, trying to make it more than just a business, but a brand. At the end of the day, Zach focuses on having fun portraying the characters he cosplays.
"It's just life, have fun doing it."
- Zach Shartzer
Zach's Tik Tok and Instagram are: Zachattack0825
His Facebook page is: Zach Attack 0825 cosplay
Our Official Photographer for MCC2021 is Eli Wright of Cubster Photography! You can PM Eli to schedule shoots during MCC2021 today!
“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, 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, create 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
June 18 - 20, 2021
The Hyatt Regency Birmingham - Wynfrey Hotel
(Ages 6 - 11)
*Military Discounted Passes Available!
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