Jason Marsden - Actor
You’ve seen him. You’ve heard him. Across platforms such as: television, feature films, animation, video games, commercials, talking toys, promotion, narration, internet. It’s no wonder Jason Marsden has been referred to as “that guy from that show”.
You could say Marsden’s big break was landing a recurring role on “General Hospital” as Alan Quartermaine Jr., but getting to play little Eddie Munster on the 80‘s revamp, “The Munsters Today” was a game changer. Soon after that, Jason joined the cast of the short lived but critically respected “Eerie Indiana”. From there, guest starring and recurring on a slew of television and film through the mid 90s! “Ally McBeal”, “Will & Grace”, “Just Shoot Me”, “Full House”, and “Boy Meets World”, most notably.
Spanning a career of over twenty-five years, Jason has accumulated an impressive resume. Having worked on projects alongside such talents as Ridley Scott, Joe Dante, Robert Downey, Jr., Jim Carrey, James Woods, even Goofy, himself! More on that later.
In the feature film world; Jason played a young Billy Crystal in Crystal’s directorial debut “Mr. Saturday Night”. In “Fun With Dick and Jane”, Jason botches Jim Carrey’s shoplifting attempt. At age 20, Jason landed the job of a lifetime when Sir Ridley Scott cast him in “White Squall”, opposite Jeff Bridges and an ensemble of talent. The film shot in 8 countries around the world in 4 months. The completion of “Squall” found Jason back in the states, joining the cast of the hit television series, “Step by Step”, starring Suzanne Somers and Patrick Duffy. Jason was cast as Rich Halke, Dana’s (Stacy Keanan) bumbling beau.
In the interim, Jason built an outstanding legacy in Voice Over. Lending his pipes to over 100 animated cartoon series, feature films, video games, toys, and counting! Amongst the most popular, Goofy’s son, Max, in “A Goofy Movie”, Thackery Binx in “Hocus Pocus”, Chester McBadbat in “Fairly Odd Parents”, Nermal in “The Garfield Show”, Conrad ‘Duke’ Hauser in “GI JOE: Renegades”, and appearing in episodes of “Ultimate Spiderman”,“Batman: Brave and Bold”, “Avatar: Legend of Korra” to name a few more. A fan fave is Jason’s performance in Hayao Miyazaki’s Academy Award winning “Spirited Away”, as Haku the mysterious boy/ dragon. Jason absolutely loves working in animation! Getting to working with the talented voice over artists that he used to listen to while watching Saturday morning cartoons as a kid is a dream come true! Current projects include: futuristic speedster, Impulse in CN’s “Young Justice”, “Transformers - Rescue Bots”, “Monsters U”, “Final Fantasy 13.2”, and “Kaijudo - Rise of the Duel Masters”.
Though an extensive career in Voice Over has certainly not knocked him out of the on-camera spotlight. Jason’s recent theatrical endeavors have been: Independent feature comedy, “High Hopes”, with Jason playing a ‘deaf-mute’ opposite David Faustino and Jason Mewes. “Blue Like Jazz”, starring True Blood’s Marshall Hallman, directed by Steve Taylor. Jason is also star and Executive Producer of the hit live action comedy Web Series: “Space Guys in Space”! You can find it on YouTube.
In 2001, Jason met the woman of his dreams, Christy. The two met via serendipity at a cafe in Studio City. Married in 2004, Jason encouraged Christy to follow her passion for yoga and the two opened Yoga Blend in Burbank. Jason credits Christy, the studio, and yoga for changing his life. He has also discovered the role he was born to play...father to his baby boy, Clark Otis Marsden, born Feb 17, 2010!
Courtenay Taylor - Actress
Psychotic biotic? Check. Conflicted Jedi? Check. Elusive and sexy spy? Check and check! That’s right – Jack from Mass Effect, Juhani from Knights of the Old Republic and Ada Wong of Resident Evil 6 all enjoy the same vocal chords – those of actress Courtenay Taylor!
While providing the pipes for a host of animated characters, you may also see her in live action projects like the cult classic Cannes-awarded feature “Rubber”, as well as recent roles on TV’s Franklin Bash, Person of Interest, and Criminal Minds.
Travel the Verse with her as the female player voice (Wil Wheaton voices the male version) in the Firefly Online game. Listen for her as the female player voice in FALLOUT 4. Tune into Cartoon Network’s “Regular Show” where you can hear her as Starla, Audrey and a plethora of other ladies, or go play with her in some of today’s most popular video games like Evolve, Destiny, Diablo 3 and 75+ other titles:
Jack - Mass Effect 2 & 3
Ada Wong – Resident Evil 6, ORC, & Damnation
Juhani – Knights of the Old Republic
Gloria Van Graff & more – Fallout New Vegas
Hex – Skylanders franchise
Angela Weaver – XCOM Declassified: The Bureau
Mary - Guild Wars 2
Asheara - Diablo III
Lasarra - StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm
Arwen/Saenathra - Lord of the Rings: War in the North
Netula Pahn/Lady Aitalla/Kalda Biss/Casey Rix - Star Wars: The Old Republic
Scarlet Lake - Alpha Protocol
Serina A.I. - Halo Wars
Twins - God of War
Wonder Woman – Justice League Heroes
Heather/Damsel - Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines
Matthew Silva - Makeup Artist
Matthew Silva is a professional makeup artist for film and television and the co-owner of Blue Whale Studios Inc. As an artist, Matthew's range of work includes beauty, prosthetics, and specialty costuming. With 10 years in his field, Matt's credits include Black Panther, Avengers Infinity War, Rampage, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, The Walking Dead, and many others. While proud of his work, Matthew is ultimately driven to work with others, share what he has learned, and to help inspire more artists to embrace their creative nature.
Make-Up FX Demo at Fanaticon:
Join Matthew Silva, a veteran prosthetic makeup artist, as he transforms a model into a classic character from one of your favorite Genres! More details coming soon!
A Sunday Fire- Musical Guest
A Sunday Fire is made up of Chris, Sam, Will, and Joey. With unrelenting energy, groovy rhythms, aggressive and melodic guitars, and sing-a-longable vocals, they give their take on what punk music is to them. Their debut album, Mobtown Punk, is already being met with positive reviews. A Sunday Fire has been on many tours, but is always chasing that dream of living life on the road. High energy, high passion, and intense love for their fans. That's what Mobtown Punk is all about.
FB - Facebook.com/ASundayFire
Twitter - Twitter.com/ASundayFire
Spotify - https://goo.gl/1Lvm6w
Itunes - https://goo.gl/gsyksf
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Inverse Press - Comic Creators
Kevin LaPorte is a writer and publisher of indie comics, headquartered in Fairhope, Alabama. With his partner, Amanda, he founded Inverse Press in 2010 and has since produced a burgeoning catalogue of comics steeped in the weird and horrific, but often with an underlying dark humor. The worlds Kevin creates range from the transformative big top of Vicious Circus to the steampunk Wild West Apocalypse of Last Ride for Horsemen to the demon-possessed starscape of The Absentee and the embattled time-stream of Scissor Sisters.
Amanda Rachels' love of horror has been a heavy influence on her comics work, including Flesh of White. Among her other noted comics projects are Vicious Circus, a tale of killer clowns with a twist, and Arcana Studios' The Book, which explores the dark side of traveling off the beaten path. She is currently a series of short comics illustrated solely by herself in a collection entitled Amandatory.
Nathan Smith is an artist and an actor from Mobile Alabama whose recent comic book art is featured in the title Last Ride for Horsemen. He started as an artist back in 1992, later took a break to pursue other dreams, and then found himself coming back to his original goal of becoming an artist.
He’s also an actor that has appeared on TV shows such as American Horror Story: Freakshow and CBS’s Zoo, along with numerous movies and theater productions. He has occasionally done stunts on the side for movies like Rage with Nicolas Cage.
One of his favorite things about conventions is getting to see all the cosplay goodness and enjoy his fellow geek camaraderie.
Rando Dixon is a lifelong Mobilian. He works predominantly in the medium of pen and ink line art, but branches out into acrylic paintings. After years of freelance graphic design, he started on the road to his dream of becoming a comic book artist in 2012. Since, he has done storyboarding for motion films, including Convergence and USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage, as well as become the penciller and inker for The Absentee from Inverse Press.
Ebed Pictures - Filmmakers
Ebed Pictures was founded in 2012 by Joshua Sheik to make films that feature the gritty realism of the world in an accessible way for all audiences. Its most recent feature film "Worth Fighting For", starring Alan Powell, won Best Director and was nominated for Best Actor at the International Christian Film Festival. Joshua is an Army veteran having flown the CH-47 Chinook helicopter during two tours in Iraq. Upon leaving the Army, he founded Ebed Pictures. Shortly after, Javarice "Java" Moody joined him as Vice President and Co-owder. Java recently graduated from the University of North Alabama with a degree in film, where he was also the president of the film club. Together, they recently have opened 3-2-1 Film as a way to simultaneously provide affordable films to the local community while teaching new filmmakers the craft.
Moe Balinger - Illustrator
Moe Balinger is an illustrator and freelance character designer from Atlanta, GA. Moe has worked on FX's Archer as well as several other animation projects. His work is fantasy and sci fi inspired by Art Nouveau and Arthurian Legend. He's been featured in ImagineFX FXpose Gallery and you can see more of his art here: www.moebalingerillustration.com
He's worked with Fanatix over the past year perfecting our next line of store accessories releasing Holday 2017 and is our featured illustrator this year providing an Art Noveau take on our mascot. The art will be used for our tshirt this year and you can pick one up here.