Don't Miss Seeing these Guests at the Forest City Comicon:

Included with your admission!

Mitch Markowitz

Markowitz was the co-producer of the iconic Hilarious House of Frightenstein  TV show as well as appearing in all of the 130 episodes as a character named Super Hippy. The show was originally taped at CHCH TV in Hamilton, Ontario in 1971. The program starred Vincent Price and went on to be 'The  longest running  kids'  TV show in Canadian History', syndicated throughout Canada ,the US and abroad.    Although aimed at children, the program  aired opposite  Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show  in some US markets  drawing  higher ratings   among the  college crowd in California  and various other regions.   Canadian born, Hollywood heavyweight Mike Myers attributes Frightenstein as an inspiration for his Austin Powers Maxi Me, Mini Me characters and Rock & Roll icon Alice Cooper claims, "The Hilarious House of Frightenstein is his favourite TV show". Mitch most recently appeared in Rue Morgue Cinema's horror /supernatural  film The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh  co-starring with Academy Award winner Vanessa Redgrave. The film premiered at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival going on to win numerous awards at 30+ film festival world-wide.


Twinfools and Nova - Featured Cosplay Guests

(Presented by Forest City Anime, Culture & Cosplay Club)

Twinfools and Nova are members of the Canadian cosplay group Fighting Dreamers Production (FDP for short). Located in Vancouver, British Columbia, they have been cosplaying from a range of different genres: anime, manga, video games, comics, film, and cartoons for the past 6 years since the group’s inception.

Twinfools and Nova are well known for their cosplay work on deviantART and for their group’s YouTube channel which has over 100,000 subscribers and provides viewers with series shows, cosplay skits, CMV’s, convention happenings, and tutorials.


Shantel Knight aka Zombie Bit Me - Featured Cosplay Guest

Shantel Knight is a Canadian Model / cosplayer / artist / gamer.  Also known as Zombie Bit Me she has been featured In Geek Fantasy Magazine, Inner Space, and has worked with some many geeky companies.  Samples of some of her costume work can be seen on her website.

Adam Buckley - Youtube Star

Adam Buckley started "A Dose of Buckley" in 2009, and in its 5th year he's acquired an audience of nearly half a million subscribers; not too bad for some guy from London writing and performing rants on the Internet. His most popular series, "The Ten Worst Songs of 20xx" have been seen by millions, and he's fast becoming one of the most polarizing personalities on YouTube. His weekly rants discuss pop culture and music as well as trends in society.

David Collier

From David: "As a teenage cartoonist in the 1980's, R. Crumb told me that he'd publish my work in Weirdo, the anthology magazine he was editing, once my words were mostly spelled right and my inking was tightened up.  After my break in America, the bigger challenge of capturing Canada in cartoons was taken on, first by contributing to Canadian Armed Forces newspapers and then with The Globe and Mail, Saskatoon Star Phoenix &National Post.  My books are currently published by Nova Scotia's Conundrum Press."

Jay Stephens

Best known for his Emmy-winning animated series' TUTENSTEIN and THE SECRET SATURDAYS, Jay Stephens is a 25-year veteran of the Canadian comics scene, having written and drawn several creator-owned works such as, WELCOME TO… ODDVILLE!, JETCAT CLUBHOUSE, THE LAND OF NOD, and ATOMIC CITY TALES. Jay has also freelanced for several mainstream comics like iZOMBIE, THE INVISIBLES, TEEN TITANS LOST ANNUAL, STRANGE TALES, and BIZARRO COMICS, and is the creator of the beloved CHICK & DEE comic for chickaDEE Magazine.  Jay is also one of the founding contributors to the All-Canadian TRUE PATRIOT project.

Tony Gray

Canadian born comic book writer and illustrator. He has worked on comic books, syndicated comic strips and character designs for companies which include, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, GlassMonkey Studios, Hasbro and Chrysler. Gray has illustrated works featuring characters as widely diverse as Batman, Spider-man, Red Sonja and Princess Lollipop! Gray is currently working on the comic book features,' Tales of the Incredible Conduit' along with it's syndicated strip which began in 2009. The international daily comic strip, 'Saturday Afternoon', which began it's run in the year 2000, is also created, written and drawn by Tony Gray. In 2011, Tony partnered with colleague David Finch to incorporate GlassMonkey Studios, which has provided illustration work for companies such as Hasbro and Chrysler. In 2012, Gray took over sole ownership of GlassMonkey and assumed the publishing mantle for the monthly comic book titles ‘Tales of the Incredible Conduit’, ‘Apes in the Woods’, and ‘Improbabilia.'

J.R. Faulkner

Although she may have started the webcomic Promises Promises in a vain attempt to write off a gym membership as a business expense, she continues to keep it updated. When not cartooning, she divides her time between reading about health and fitness, and actually going to the gym (occasionally).

Sen-Foong Lim

One half of the table top design team, the Bamboozle Brothers.   Since 2011, they have released 7 games, covering a diverse range from the Euro-styled strategy game "Belfort" to "But Wait, There's More!", the party game about pitching wacky products.  Find out more about this dynamic duo and their games on and check out where you can find archives of the show about boardgame design that they co-host.

The NES Club

Behind the scenes of NINTENDO QUEST: a collecting and community documentary 10,000 miles in the making!" Join video game rock star, fanatic collector and star of Nintendo Quest, Jay Bartlett as he and film producer, Jordan Morris, and GamerCast producer, Glenn Stanway discuss the behind the scenes process of making the film, interacting with the retro and collecting community and what's in store for this blockbuster documentary that all started in London, Ontario.

SillWill Studios: Alison & A. Jaye Williams

SillWill Studios was founded by Alison Williams when she decided to self-publish her fantasy-adventure comic “The Sorcerer's Children.” Trained in illustration at Sheridan College, Alison worked on a variety of freelance projects before signing on with a small, Toronto-based comic company to produce the original graphic novel “Magicians' Village.” Since then, Alison has received much acclaim from many of the people--professionals, fans, retailers, and the like--who have seen her work. Including being nominated for the Best New Artist of 1999 by the Friends of Lulu organization. We've also transitioned from "Press" to "Studios."

A. Jaye Williams. A. Jaye is a scriptwriter, comic book writer, author, and a successful freelance writer. He has worked on features for Veluvana Pictures, Matchbox Pictures, and Long Shot Pictures, and written several articles for such publications (Realms of Fantasy, MuscleMag International, American Health and Fitness, among others) and continues to develop new projects for SillWill Studios and other companies.

SillWill stuides has produced several titles, including "The Sorcerer's Children," an epic fantasy tale that spans three graphic novels. "The Adventures of Astrodog," a full-colour graphic novel and webcomic series for kids but enjoyed by all ages. "The Ruby Warrior: Pawn of Tenson," a pulp fantasy illustrated novel in the vain of Edgar Rice Burroughs and Robert E. Howard.

Josh Tierney – Spera Studios

Josh Tierney resides in Ontario, Canada with his wife, daughter, son and cat. In addition to writing and editing the Eisner, Shuster and Harvey-nominated Spera series for Archaia, Josh runs with the help of Olivier Pichard.

Darryl Andrews

Daryl Andrews is a big fan of board games. He is a Game Expert responsible for running events and curating the game collection at Games On Tap Board Game Cafe in Waterloo, ON. Additionally he is the director of the Great Canadian Board Game Blitz (12+ events across Canada), Founder of the Board Game Bash (Kitchener-Waterloo region's biggest board game convention), Founder of Tri-Cities Tabletop Events (bi-monthly board game charity events) and member of the Game Artisans of Canada (board game designer). Also, Daryl is a co-host of the Meeple Syrup Show, where board game designers discuss design. This fall Daryl's first co-designed game, "The Walled City" hits the street (pre-order before Oct. 5th to get bonus mini expansion). Also stay tuned for his second co-designed game, "Caffeine Rush" scheduled to release later this fall. 

DS Barrick

D. S. Barrick is a London-based cartoonist and the author or co-author of over 20 mini-comics, including Skulsi Thatcher and The Day I Wrote Watermelon. He has designed t-shirts for L. A. Mood Comics & Games. His fascination with monsters has led to hundreds of drawings, many of which can be seen on his web site, Cartoon Graveyard, at Barrick is currently drawing Lucky Unlucky, a comic book series written and created by Scott MacDougall. The first issue is planned for a May 2015 release. Visit for more details!

Scott MacDougall
Scott MacDougall is a London-based editor and writer. He has been a copywriter for over a decade and has recently transitioned to a number of creative projects. He was the lead editor on the graphic novel Jinn Warriors 2: The Fourth Horseman, from author Marwan el Nashar and Marz Publishing. MacDougall is promoting Lucky Unlucky, his first original comic book series. The series is currently being drawn by his co-creator, local cartoonist D. S. Barrick. The first issue is planned for a May 2015 release. Visit for more details!

Marwan El Nashar,

Marwan El Nashar aka Marz, is an Egyptian comic creator and formally the Managing Director of AK Comics, Creators of the first Middle Eastern Superheroes and original comics books. Currently Marwan is running Marz Publishing and working on his graphic novel series Jinn Warriors. He's 3rd Degree Master Free Mason and has traveled to over 100 cities in over 35 countries and was a contestant on the game show Wipe Out Canada. He resides in London and can be reached via

Dan Hammond

Dan is an independent original creator of cartoon and comic book style art. After a two decade long hiatus from picking up a pencil or pen, Dan took up his art once again in the spring of 2013. Since then, Dan's art has been published in Jailbird and Zelpha comics. Dan is currently pencilling a comic titled Bea Love aimed towards a young female readership. Dan also attends comic conventions in Ontario and the USA, the most recent shows being the Baltimore Comic-con and Wizard World Virginia. 

Mike Slabon

Mike Slabon, author of Undead Reckoning, is a big nerd! He spends his time writing, reading, playing board and role playing games, painting miniatures and dressing up as his favorite sci-fi/super hero characters. He is a fan of really, really bad movies (particularly those of the zombie and exploitation genre), but has been known to enjoy the occasional good film as well. His writing credits include poetry, sci-fi and historical fiction, as well as editing the odd role playing game. Slabon's next book is scheduled to be released before the zombie apocalypse.

Emily Carroll

"Emily Carroll was born in London, Ontario, in June of 1983. In addition to the many short online comics found at her website, her work has been featured in numerous print anthologies, including Creepy #9 (Dark Horse), Fairy Tale Comics (First Second) The Witching Hour (Vertigo). Her first book, Through the Woods, a collection of short horror comics, was released by Margaret K McElderry books in July of 2014. She currently lives with her wife Kate and their large orange cat in Stratford, Ontario."



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