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Christy Carlson Romano

(Booth 20) Christy Carlson Romano is one of the Disney Channel’s original household name brands, having been the first to appear in three projects that aired on the network simultaneously: starring in Even Stevens and the made-for-television movie Cadet Kelly, and attaining an Emmy-nomination for her animated Kim Possible. Kim Possible became an icon of girl power, inspiring an adventure ride at Disney’s Epcot as well as two full-length animated features. She was the voice of Yuffie Kisaragi in the Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children franchise, and has continued success as a voice actor in shows like Family Guy and The Penguins of Madagascar. Throughout her teens and twenties, Romano continued her relationship with Disney by headlining many TV movies, including Campus Confidential, Taking 5 and MGM’s The Cutting Edge franchise. In 2004, she began an incredibly successful 31-week run as Belle in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast on Broadway. She then released the cd Greatest Disney TV & Film Hits with Walt Disney Records, and shortly after signed a record deal with Atlantic Records. She began to write songs for films and they can be heard in several movie soundtracks. Romano went on to pen a young adult novel, Grace’s Turn, with Hyperion, that was awarded The New York Public Library’s Teenage Book of the Year; she also voiced/produced its audiobook. She’s directed several short films, one of which was selected for the LA Short Film Festival, as well as co-produced a new Sci-fi dramatic feature Prism with Christian Madsen (Divergent). She can be seen in Deadly Day Care for the LMN network and the indie comedy Bear with Us, as well as Wes Craven’s The Girl in the Photographs. Christy also actively advocates on the issues concerning child actors and actresses with her volunteer counseling work for SAG’s Looking Ahead program.

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Creed Bratton

(Booth 38) Creed Bratton may be best known for starring as a fictional version of himself on nine seasons of the award winning, critically acclaimed NBC series “The Office.” For nearly eight years fans worldwide grew to love him as Dunder Mifflin’s quality assurance director who unapologetically forgets the names of his own co-workers, and says bizarre confusing statements on a regular basis. If Creed was onscreen, laughs were sure to follow. While Creed may be best known for his on-screen antics, he is also an established musician with a career in music that spans nearly five decades, and he isn’t slowing down anytime soon. This year Creed is slated to release his 7th full-length album entitled “While the Young Punks Dance,” featuring 10 brand new tracks. The album, produced by Dave Way (Sheryl Crow, Fiona Apple) and Dillon O’Brian, will be available wherever digital downloads are sold on April 6, 2018. Born in Los Angeles, Creed grew up in Coarsegold, California, a small town near Yosemite National Park. As a child, he was surrounded by the arts; his grandparents, mother, and father were all musicians. Creed began playing guitar professionally as a teenager, making pocket change performing while attending Sacramento State College and College of the Sequoias where he studied theater. He went on to become a member of the legendary American rock group The Grass Roots, playing lead guitar with the group on their first four albums – three of which charted and sold millions of records across the globe. Creed parted ways with the band in 1970, but continued his passion for music and acting, playing music all over Los Angeles. Creed has released a handful of solo albums over the years, including: “Chasin the Ball,” “The 80’s,” “Coarsegold,” “Creed Bratton,” “Tell Me About It,” and “Bounce Back.” Additional television credits for Creed include: “Grace and Frankie”, “Comedy Bang! Bang!”, “Franklin & Bash”, and “Adventure Time with Finn & Jake.” On the film front Creed can next be seen appearing in “The Sisters Brothers” (Annapurna) opposite Jake Gyllenhaal and Joaquin Phoenix. Based off the 2011 historical novel, the film follows a brother and sister who are assassins in 1851 western US, and are hired to murder a powerful prospector. Release date TBA. While acting, recording music, and touring keeps Creed busy, when he has downtime you can find him reading, swimming, hiking, doing yoga, traveling and fishing for the elusive trout. Creed is an active supporter of the charity FirstBook, which has distributed more than 170 million books and educational resources to programs and schools serving children from low-income families in more than 30 countries. Creed is also a supporter of Lidè, an educational initiative that uses arts and literacy to build resiliency and empower at risk adolescent girls in rural Haiti. Creed is also involved with the Alzheimer’s Association.

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DMC

(Booth 903) Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, a pioneer, icon, and founding member of the legendary rap group RUN DMC, brought his love for comics full circle with the creation of his very own independent publishing house called Darryl Makes Comics. Already a hero to his millions of fans around the world, DMC’s accomplishments read like a laundry list of musical and cultural accolades: Grammy nominated musician, Emmy winning life story, multiplatinum recording artist, 2009 Rock-N-Roll Hall of Fame inductee and rap/rock pioneer who influenced music the first time he touched a mic. But before co-founding Run-DMC, DMC grew up reading comics and developed a passion for them. “When I started with Run-DMC, I was a nervous little nerdy kid,” says DMC. “I didn’t want to get up in front of a crowd and rhyme; but what gave me confidence, out there on stage was pretending that I was the Hulk on the microphone.” In 2014 DMC’s childhood passion came to fruition when he along with his Editor in Chief Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez and Senior Editor Riggs Morales teamed up with some prominent fixtures in the comic book world to craft his first 48 page graphic novel ; 100% authentic, unapologetic, indie, comic book, under the imprint, Darryl Makes Comics. The graphic novel DMC #1 garnered critical praise and attention when it debuted in 2014 at the NYC Comic Con and featured some of the comic book industry’s finest talent. The story was created by DMC and Damion Scott (Batman, Robin, Solo) with Ronald Wimberly (Vertigo/DC, Something Wicked This Way Comes, Prince of Cats) serving as creative consultant to develop the script. Each chapter is visualized by different teams of artists, including Chase Conley (Black Dynamite), Jeff Stokely (Six-Gun Gorilla, The Reason for Dragons), Felipe Smith (Peepo Choo, Ghost Rider), Mike & Mark Davis the Mad Twiinz(Black Dynamite, The Boondocks), Shawn Crystal (Arkham Manor), and colorist Chris Sotomayor, not to mention cover art from industry legends Sal Buscema and Bob Wick and graffiti pioneer MARE 139 (Style Wars). Set in hip hop’s revolutionary era of the 80’s, the first comic featured DMC as a superhero fighting for justice in an alternate universe. Wild Style-inspired graffiti covers every surface of this world as the true grit of pre-Giuliani New York is captured among the pages of this graphic novel. In his second graphic novel, released December 2, 2015, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels returned and fulfilled his promise to expand the Darryl Makes Comics universe! In it, readers met more heroes like LAK6, Sifu Horus and The Breaks! They are on the cusp of the b-boy hero movement but first they must take on the status quo that has been misleading New York City. Based on a story by Darryl ‘DMC’ McDaniels, Greg Pak (Marvel’s Totally Awesome Hulk, DC’s Batman/Superman) and Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, written by Amy Chu (DC’s Poison Ivy, Sensation Comics’ Wonder Woman) and illustrated by an incredible roster of talent featuring Juan Doe (Marvel’s Wolverines), Sung Goo Won (Cartoon Network’s Black Dynamite), award winning artist Afu Chan (Society of Illustrators 2012), Marcus Williams (Action Lab’s Hero Cats) and Elliot Fernandez (DC’s Harley Quinn/Powergirl), DMC #2 features color art by Christopher Sotomayor and Eisner winning colorist Gabriel Bautista. The covers are art directed by Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez and illustrated by comic book industry giant Humberto Ramos (Marvel’s Spider-Man, X-Men) and graffiti king Bio of the Tats Cru with color art by Edgardo Delgado (Marvel’s Spider-Man), DMC #2 also offers a variant cover by comic book industry legend Bill Sienkiewicz and graffiti curator and artist Alan Ket. Darryl Makes Comics is dedicated to the idea that every walk of life has heroes and stories worth telling. “Hip hop was always based on creativity,” DMC says, “So what we’re trying to do with this comic book is not trying to create anything that’s new; we’re just going to show the world what’s already there… the beauty and the creativity of it.” DMC will be releasing his third issue in late 2017. “I like Run-DMC, but I love DMC. No one ever sounded like DMC, no one ever looks like DMC. He’s like a superhero.”

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Doug Jones

(Booth 52, 53) Doug Jones is perhaps one of the most brilliant actors of our time. Some say he is this generations “Boris Karloff”! Doug’s career spans numerous years in television and on film, currently Doug can be seen as Lt. Saru in CBS’ “Star Trek Discovery (perhaps one of the best “Trek” series to hit airways)! He can also be seen in the Academy Award winning film “The Shape of Water” in which Doug teams up again to bring an original story to life by director Guillermo del Toro! Fans will long remember Doug for his work as THE SILVER SURFER in FANTASTIC FOUR RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER. He’s also the life and soul of ABE SAPIEN in HELLBOY and HELLBOY II THE GOLDEN ARMY (based on the popular Dark Horse comic book, returning to his role of ABE SAPIEN as well a taking on 2 other roles, that of THE CHAMBERLAIN and THE ANGEL OF DEATH for director Guillermo del Toro.)! In the film he wants to be remembered for, Doug portrays 2 characters in the Oscar winning film PAN’S LABYRINTH (in the native tongue of Spanish “El Laberinto del Fauno”). He plays BOTH Pan (the faun creature) and The Pale Man. Little trivia fact: He learned ALL his lines for the film in Spanish while comparing it to a special script prepared for him in English!!!! Another fan favorite is the Halloween classic, HOCUS POCUS, in which Doug plays the goofy zombie, ex-boyfriend of Bette Midler, BILLY BUTCHERSON. And his earliest comic book movie appearance was alongside Danny De Vito as a faded circus clown in BATMAN RETURNS. In addition to these very popular films, you can also find Doug as the very smart alien, COCHISE, on TNT’s critically acclaimed series, Steven Spielberg produced FALLING SKIES, season 3 (Summer 2013) and season 4 (Summer 2014). Other notable TV guest roles for Doug include William Barrow on TEEN WOLF, Grady Edlund on FEAR ITSELF, Dominique Wilkins on THE NEIGHBORS, and the lead Gentleman on BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER’s Emmy-nominated “Hush” episode!

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Elijah Wood

(Booth 16, 17) Widely regarded as one of the most gifted actors of his generation, Elijah Wood continues to challenge his craft with boundary-pushing roles that span an extensive array of different styles and genres across film and television. Wood was most recently seen in Macon Blair’s I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore, opposite Melanie Lynskey. The film premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival to rave reviews and was released by Netflix on February 24, 2017. In addition, through his production company SpectreVision, which was founded in 2010 alongside Daniel Noah and Josh C. Waller, Wood premiered Bitch at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. The film shares the story of a woman (Marianna Palka) who snaps under crushing life pressures and assumes the psyche of a vicious dog. Other SpectreVision films include the comedy/horror film Cooties, which Wood starred in and produced, as well as The Greasy Strangler, A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, The Boy, Toad Road and LFO among others. In 2016, Wood starred in Alex and Ben Brewer’s crime thriller The Trust, opposite Nicolas Cage. The film follows David Waters (Wood) and Jim Stone (Cage), two crooked cops who discover a hidden safe and find themselves in the throes of corruption. Wood made an indelible mark in the trilogy of films based on J.R.R. Tolkein’s The Lord of the Rings starring as the beloved hobbit Frodo Baggins. Directed by Peter Jackson, the films – The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and Return of the King – were all critically acclaimed and broke box office records. Return of the King won the Academy Award® for Best Picture as well as 11 Academy Awards® in all, tying Titanic for the record. With a career spanning 26 years, Wood has evolved his body of work with notable films including The Last Witch Hunter, Set Fire to the Stars, Made in Japan, Open Windows, Grand Piano, Maniac, The Hobbit, Celeste and Jesse Forever, Treasure Island, Happy Feet 2, The Romantics, 9, Oxford Murders, Paris Je’Taime, Day Zero, Happy Feet, Bobby, Everything is Illuminated, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Hooligans, Sin City, Ice Storm, Ash Wednesday and Black and White. Wood’s other television credits include BBC America’s Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, based on the 1987 Douglas Adams book series, FXX’s comedy Wilfred, Cartoon Network’s Emmy®-nominated animated miniseries Over the Garden Wall and Tron: Uprising, the animated sci-fi series which aired on Disney XD.

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Eric Stuart

(Booth 31) Brooklyn born and raised singer/songwriter Eric Stuart is a special blend of talent. He has successfully combined the world of music, voice acting and directing for many years. Besides starring in hit shows including Pokémon (Brock, James) and Yu-Gi-Oh! (Seto Kaiba), Eric has toured with such rock legends as Peter Frampton, Ringo Starr, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Jethro Tull, Chicago, Hall & Oates, Dave Mason, Julian Cope, Dave Davies, John Entwistle, Steve Howe, The Alarm, John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band, Jeffrey Gaines, and The English Beat. In June 2018 The Eric Stuart Band released their 8th album on Widow’s Peak Records, a 12 song album entitled, My Kind Of Danger. A bittersweet labor of love for the band. The project is a benefit album to help one of their own, lead guitarist Phil Nix, in his battle with prostate cancer and to help pay his medical expenses. The process was a great show of camaraderie and creativity. By using the power of music to heal, ESB has put together what they feel is their best music yet. In April 2015 The Eric Stuart Band released their 7th album on Widow’s Peak Records, an EP entitled, Character. This 5 song project includes the edgy rock/pop single One Last Dance and the stripped-down acoustic song Tattered And Torn which is to be used on the soundtrack to the upcoming independent film Torn. In June 2013 the Eric Stuart Band released their album, Lipstick and Barbed Wire. This was their sixth full-length release on the indie label Widow’s Peak Records and it features Grammy winning guitarist Peter Frampton. In the summer of 1997, Eric’s classic rock and roll style was noticed by Ringo Starr who invited him to open the Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band tour, featuring Peter Frampton, Jack Bruce (Cream), Gary Brooker (Procol Harum) and Simon Kirke (Bad Company). That exposure served as a springboard for Eric to open for the Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Paul Rodgers tour that same summer. Since then, Eric Stuart has been touring on a regular basis including two U.S. tours with Peter Frampton. In 2000, Frampton produced Eric’s next album, Blue, Dressed In Black, along with John Regan and Harvey Jay Goldberg. Now living in Nashville, Eric’s songwriting talents have given him the opportunity to begin co-writing with some of Nashville’s finest songwriters. The band’s great live show of all original, guitar-driven rock/pop has made the Eric Stuart Band a must-see in the area. Other projects in Eric’s impressive career are Viva Piñata, Ultimate Muscle, Dinosaur King, Kirby, Slayers, Chaotic, Sonic X, TMNT, GoGoRiki, One Piece, F-Zero, Magical DoReMi, Fighting Foodons, Shaman King, Descendants Of Darkness, Labyrinth Of Flames, Valkyrie Profile, Tama And Friends, and voicing many national radio and TV commercials and audiobook narrations. Eric also stays busy attending anime conventions as a VIP guest. Eric Stuart stars as the voice of Seto Kaiba in the highly anticipated North American feature film release of Yu-Gi-Oh! THE DARK SIDE OF DIMENSIONS. In theaters NOW!

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Felicia Day

(Booth 16) Felicia Day is a professional actress who has appeared in numerous mainstream television shows and films, including “Buffy”, “Eureka” and ”Supernatural”. She currently stars in the revival of “Mystery Science Theatre 3000” on Netflix, as well as voices characters on animated shows such as “Miles of Tomorrowland”, “Stretch Armstrong” and “Skylanders” to name a few. However, Felicia is best known for her work in the web video world, behind and in front of the camera. She co-starred in Joss Whedon’s Internet musical “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog,” which won an Emmy in 2009. She also created and starred in the groundbreaking web series “The Guild”. It won numerous awards for web video excellence over its six seasons. Felicia expanded the show into numerous merchandizing opportunities, including a hit comic book series with Dark Horse Comics. Coinciding with the recent 10th anniversary, several props and costumes from the show were recently accepted into the Smithsonian Museum’s permanent collection. Felicia’s production company Knights of Good also produced the innovative web series “Dragon Age” in conjunction with EA/Bioware in 2011 and in 2012 she created an online media company called Geek & Sundry. Since launching in April 2012, the company’s YouTube channel has garnered over 1.6 million subscribers and the Twitch channel over 30k subscribers, one of the highest on that live streaming platform. In 2014, the company was sold to Legendary Entertainment. Felicia continues to work as creative chief officer with her company, as well as develop television and web projects for her to write, produce and star in.

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