Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls and for those who are young of heart… It is with great pleasure that we announce our 2017 guests for this year’s Kitchener Comic Con, and to start with we have…
Mister Alex Armbruster, was born in Vancouver, B.C. and was raised in Waterloo, ON. He has always been very involved in extreme sports such as aggressive inline skating, wakeboarding, rock climbing, parkour/free running, skydiving and many more. His love for action sports ended up carving out what would become his passion/career in the film and television business as a professional stuntman filming mainly in Montreal and Toronto to date. Some of his feature film credits include roles in X-MEN: Days of Future Past, Robocop, Pompeii, Pixels, Carrie, Nine Lives, Poltergeist, xXx 3: The Return of Xander Cage, and most notably , his stunt doubling for El Diablo on the oscar-winning Warner Brothers production Suicide Squad!
Alex has stunt doubled for stars such as Jay Hernandez, James Franco, Sam Rockwell, Yannick Bisson, Jonny Harris and many more. Whenever Alex is not on set, he spends his time with his wife and also travels a fair bit pursuing adventure and zen.
One can Follow Alex on Instagram over @armbruster.stunts.
More on Alex Armbruster can be found at :
As some may know, Cpt. Christian Potenza was born on December 23, Ottawa, Ontario, and with that he has been in television since 1997, when he first appeared in the television series Riverdale as the character Jimmy.
Christian performances include appearing as Doug in the CBC Television hockey comedy series The Tournament, as well as CSA Agent Joel in the 2002 Jackie Chan movie The Tuxedo. Most of Potenza’s best-known roles are in television commercials, including a giant yellow toothbrush in the “evil gingivitis” commercials for Listerine, a dog in the Fido commercials “The Office” and “The Promotion”, as well as a sunflower in Canadian Kia ads. He performed the voice forJude Lizowski on 6Teen other notable cartoon characters include Trevor Troublemeyer on the show Sidekick, he also guest starred in the show Grojband as Party Danimal, and performed the voice for Chris McLean in the Total Drama series.
Mister Potenza also appeared in an episode of Colin and Justin’s Home Heist in 2007, in which the suburban Oakville home he shares with his daughter Teagan was remodelled, also portrays Ryan Archer in the web series But I’m Chris Jericho.
And we are proud to have Christian a part of our guest of honor class for 2017!
..…More on Cpt. Christian Potenza can be found at IMDB :
Christine began her career in media as an TV actor and comedian, Director and Producer before moving into Technology and Digital Media in 2000. As Director of Interactive at TVO for 10 years, Christine managed two of the broadcaster’s websites and Executive-Produced over a dozen digital media projects, serious games, and public education campaigns. In 2012 she founded a User Experience Design and Content Strategy Consultancy in Toronto, working primarily with education and media organizations. Christine has delivered presentations, workshops, and lectures on topics related to Multi Platform Media Production, Usability & User Experience Design, Open source, and Content Strategy and these days she teaches Web Development in Centennial College’s Interactive Media Management Program. Christine is a Masters of Design Candidate,
Strategic Foresight and Innovation at OCADU: when she’s done she will be a card-carrying futurist. She can be seen doing stand-up here and there in Toronto.
Some of Christine’s earlier television predication’s include:
You Can’t Do That on Television , Snit Station, Vortex, just to name a few!
Born and raised in Montreal and now living in Toronto, Scott may be best known for his work as an actor. Having filmed and recorded alongside names that you may recognize : Jenifer love Hewitt, Will Arnett, Liam Neeson, Maya Rudolph, Bob Balaban and many others, Scott actually enjoyed a ‘working’ career as an actor and voice over artist. But when he was introduced to the world of energy healing and metaphysics back in 2003 it changed his life forever. His introduction and following experiences with Usui Ryoho Reiki and most recently with Angelic Reiki has not only changed the way Scott saw the world but the direction in which he chose to live his life and serve. Now with his own practice, Scott shares his healing abilities with clients across North America. Scott can be found at www.timeforspirit.com. And just latly, Scoot is also a huge Toronto Raptors fan
..…More on Mister Scott Yaphe can be found at IMDB at : http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1064104/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1
Born to a steamfitter and a dental hygienist, not much was expected outside the vague black and white practices of getting a “real job”, but the seductress of art, drama and film proved overtime that the hominal scoundrel Martin “Protocol.Tin” Lis was destined for greater things. Having studied in Humber’s Acting for Film and Television program and taking on a business career in marketing through Sheridan, Martin’s true passions lie in his love for animation and comics, resulting in many titles in his life: freelance voice actor/voice director, writer of scripts, reporter and interviewer for ScreenGeek.net, and recently, independent producer of small fan projects such as the SFM YouTube series Spinning Egg Zone and the upcoming stop-motion fan film “Gridlock” with his partner CCScorseseVideos. His love for conventions and their gatherings has impacted him as well, occasionally taking different mantles in the cosplay community.
Martin currently spends his free time reminiscing on obscure nostalgia as he records himself making funny voices, hoping one day to silence his birth givers of his adult responsibilities. He can be recognized in public for his Optimus Prime hoodie and vivid vocabulary, matched with the perfect size of ego
More on Martin can be found over at twitter: @MartinLis93
RCEHoppe: Here is a well known media personality in the Greater Toronto Area and the Waterloo Region, and in addition to his greatness, RCEHoppe is the host of the Weekly Trending Fandom Show, a Radio/Television Broadcast syndication (thewtfshow.com) . RCEHoppe knows what’s what in the culture scene, and he is also a seasoned convention veteran with countless conventions of all types under his belt. RCEHoppe is also heavily engaged with numerous community events and groups.
Richard Comely attributes Captain Canuck’s particular place in comics history to the fact that in 1975, his book was the only full-color self-published book distributed to the mass market. But of course, the character’s status as Canada’s premiere superhero didn’t hurt its legacy either. “Media and public attention have been tremendous for the series since it appeared in 1975,” Comely said. “’Canada Post’ put Captain Canuck on a stamp (1995), he appeared on the cover of ‘Time’ magazine (1997) and a number of other Canadian publications. I think all this demonstrates that Canadians love having their own superhero. After all, superheroes started with Superman and half of the creative team of Superman was Canadian born Joe
Shuster.” In 2010, Richard, as well as artists George Freeman and Claude St. Aubin were inducted into the Canadian Comic Book Creator Hall of Fame at the Joe Shuster Awards on the 35th Anniversary of the debut of Captain Canuck. In 2012, details are emerging about the moving forward in production of a Captain Canuck feature film.
Mister Andrew Thomas is cartoonist and illustrator from Mississauga, Ontario with 5 years experience in the entertainment, publishing and commercial industries.
He has illustrated covers and interiors for books such as Captain Canuck, PostHuman, Auroraman, his popular Canadian superhero, Auric of the Great White North and an unannounced upcoming project from Chapterhouse Comics coming 2017.
In addition to illustration, Andrew is also the Chapterhouse Comics letterist with credits including Captain Canuck, Northguard, Agents of P.A.C.T and Freelance.
More on Mister Thomas can be found at: http://www.armelimonline.com/
A. Shay Hahn is a Kitchener born, Toronto based comic book writer and artist, he publishes three of his own series including the indie hit “The Homeless G-Men“. In 2016 he was nominated for a Joe Shuster Canadian Comic book award and has had his work published by IDW, Hangman Comics, Insane Comics, Gnosis Comics and many more.
Hahn’s work has been featured on InnerSpace, Orphan Black and many other films and TV shows. He recently released Gladiasaurs a one shot book *** ! One can see his work on the facebook group, “A.Shay Hahn the Homeless G-Men” or follow him on Instagram at @madcraftyshay. Mister Hahn is just thrilled to be back as a guest at Kitchener Comic Con.
As a Canadian illustrator Mike Rooth has been a Freelance Art Mercenary since the late 20th Century. As well as creating a score of pinups for some of his favorite indy comics, Mike has also worked on numerous sketch card sets for both Rittenhouse Archives (Marvel Universe 2011, Marvel’s Greatest Heroes, Marvel Bronze Age 2012) and Cryptozoic Entertainment (CBLDF, DC Comics New 52, Tarzan 100th Anniversary, DC Legend of The Batman, and THE WALKING DEAD Comic Book set). More on Mike can be found at:www.mikerooth.com .
Kitchener Comic Con proudly announces another special guest, the multi-talented – Sam Noir.
A writer, cartoonist and toymaker, Sam’s comic work includes Cerebus: Low Society, Steampunk Originals from Arcana and Monstrosity II published by Alterna Comics. He is the also the co-creator of indie comics titles Holmes Vs. Moriarty, Victorian 4, Munchsters and the web comics series Fan Fiction the Comic Strip and Clanky @ Future Academy. He also edits the humor anthology Heady Mental, and Megozine: the Official Magazine of the Mego Museum. And we are really happy to have Sam for this years #3KCC2017
Aaron Feldman is a Toronto-based comic writer and editor. This past year his writing has appeared in various anthologies, including Hogtown Horror and Strange Romance (the latter of which was recently selected as the Critics’ Pick for ComicsAlliance’s Best Anthologies of 2016), as well as the series Pony Mages. He is currently an editor for various Chapterhouse Comics titles, in addition to the Toronto Comics Anthology.
William Byrne is an artist and storyteller, he love’s capturing the essential aspects of being human. William aim’s to create a work that has meaning that Evoke a feeling of personality that is evocative, powerful and real. as Byrne is an accomplished illustrator & publisher he is known for the Canadian Comic Book cult classic: Max Burger P.I, as seen in the follow vidoe clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pbhx6va5ZE0 In addition to his publishing, William is also a photographer. More on his work can be found at : www.williamsphotography.ca and on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Williamsphotographycanada
Ammie is a masters level cosplayer that has been featured in several magazines and cosplay books from around the world, and her passion for costuming and recreating characters, as well as original designs has lead to international recognition. Appearing in several magazines and cosplay books from around the world as well as features on various websites, Ammie firmly believes if she can do it, anyone can. She takes pride in teaching others tips and tricks in costume construction, as well as helping others out who cannot make their own costume.
Recently Ammie has helped co-found the group Echo Three, based out of London Ontario. Echo Three is an all Star Wars cosplay group that specializes in hospital visits, charities and fundraisers. They have raised an outstanding amount for both the Make a Wish Foundation and Children’s Miracle Network.
More on Ammie Chan can be found at: http://ammiechan.deviantart.com/
Brian Connor is an inventor of sorts – We think he is mostly responsible for the creation of the electronic power suit that is built with Stark Enterprises technology – however Brian’s biggest claim to fame is the creation of Little Iron Girl that is known for accidentally tipping cars over, out running her school buses and just having a cute factor that can warm any super villain’s cold heart (or so we have heard)
From the hometown of Brampton, Ontario, here comes Symbiote Spidey! After years of attending many different conventions, including one in MCM Birmingham UK, his love of Spider-Man and cosplay grew until one day, after seeing the Raimi suit from Spider-Man 3 with Tobey Maguire, Symbiote Spidey was born! He has been cosplaying since 2014 and has a few different variations of the Symbiote costume. Future plans include more charity work,in particular for sick children in hospitals, as well as to build bigger and more extreme cosplays!
As some may know, Mister Sky Westman hails from the mighty Metropolis known as London, ( London, Ontario that is) and for an other year, Mister Westman will be visiting this year’s Kitchener Comic-Con. Sky is a costume designer who has created some excellent and authentic replicas with his legendary craftsmanship of various trades. He has also dabbled in prop design, creating many authentic weapons and additions to his costumes. Sky is a master craftsman who likes to put his various talents to use. His creations come from his interest in comic books, science fiction and other genres of the like !
Once again we are proud to have Mister Westman part of our 20217 event. Truly, fun event talent at its finest !
Hello Kicthener Comic Con my name is Candace (aka Candy Cosplay) I’ve been into cosplay and costuming ever since i can remember. It all really stated back when i attended my first convention and didn’t go in costume, as i was unaware that cosplay was a popular hobby. The second convention I attended and every one since I’ve always been in costume! I love being able to just put the world on hold and be somebody you lobe or admire for a day! More on Candy can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/CandysCosplays/
Local to Kitchener, Ray Slay comes baring 5 years of cosplay experience in sewing, prop, and armour building. She cosplays anything and everything, breaking past traditional barriers and expressing her love for different characters regardless of age or gender. She cosplays characters such as Bokuto from Haikyuu, Juvia from FairyTail, Espeon from Pokemon, Zen from Mystic Messenger, she has done over 25 cosplays. To her, cosplay is not only about expressing your creativity, but also expressing your love for the character. “If a character captures [her] heart [she] wants to be able to capture their image”. She is most well known for her MegaMan.EXE cosplay, a piece of that she created to capture her childhood and the passion she has for both the MegaMan Battle Network games and the MegaMan: NT Warrior Anime. Check out Ray’s cosplay page to see pictures of her different cosplays as well as progress pics of the ones she currently has in the works: https://www.facebook.com/RaySlayCosplay/
As some may know, Two years ago The Marvelous Girls of KW consist of Alicia, Erica, Megan, Alyssia and Ariana, aand they assembled at the very first Kitchener Comic Con, they realized when working together on their cosplays, their talents were much better brought together than apart.
They truly believe that fantastic and wonderful cosplay comes together only when people are willing to work together. It truly takes a village to make a group cosplay and the Marvelous Girls of KW are proof of that.
SO at this years event, take a look at what teamwork and fun in cosplay can do!
Lastly, the Marvelous Girls of KW are just Quite simply … MARVELOUS , and more on them can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/kwmarvelousgirls/
Mz Hyde is a cosplayer coming from her home town of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. She has been cosplaying for 4 years and has some awards to show for her work, but has been sewing and creating costumes with theatre groups and on her own, for another 6 years before beginning her cosplay journey. Mz Hyde is an Actor, Singer, Furry, and Cosplayer. Her love of art & theatre shows her cosplays, as well as in the characters she chooses to bring to life.
Mz Hyde has cosplays under her belt from anime and movies, to video games and TV shows. She has a few new cosplays in the works for 2017, and one of things she loves most about being a cosplayer is seeing the passion and love people put into their work and the reactions she gets from everyone she meets while at conventions and events. She believes cosplay is for everyone and loves to be a support for new cosplayers as they begin their adventures in cosplay. More on Mz Hyde can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/mzhydecozplay
Dr Stevil is an entertainer and YouTube personality, inspired by Dr Evil from the Austin Powers movie franchise. The Doctor is best known for his channel, “Chatting With Stevil”, which features interviews with personalities such as Cosplayers, comic book artists, writers, entertainment legends, and professional wrestlers. Dr Stevil puts a unique twist on his videos by adding a comedic element to his interviews along with his passion and excitement on the subject matter. As well as attending various conventions and expos in the southern Ontario region, the Doctor works for several Indy wrestling organizations as a ring announcer and back stage reporter.
Dr Stevil is also an accomplished videographer, photographer and editor whose work is featured on the Captain Canuck Animated Series DVD. The Bonus Features include his video chronicle of the project from start to finish.
More on this can be found at:
“The Doctor looks forward to meeting everyone at the Kitchener Comic Con On April 2nd.”
As we all know that Spider-Man is a fictional superhero created by writer-editor Stan Lee and writer-artist Steve Ditko, well there True Believers the word “fictional” is no longer the case….
Ladies & Gentlemen, boys & girls, its with extreme pleasure that we introduce the absolutely amazing, The one and only Guelph Spectacular Spiderman! As same may know our favorite Guelph wall crawler as Canadian Spider-Man, same may not know that GSSM what is cosplay adventures back in 2013. The Guelph Spectacular Spiderman had also cosplayed in various characters such as; Deathstroke, Green Arrow, Daredevil, Wolverine and more. As the Guelph Spectacular Spiderman keeps his City free of evildoers, his heart is set on helping other individuals one with charity events and hangs around downtown Guelph whenever he can. One can also find him working along side The Marvelous Girls of K-W for photo-shoots and other event .
MORE on Guelph Spectacular Spiderman can be found at:
Mister Daven Brown is a comic book, anime, sci-fi, fan. Dabbling in writing, art, prop building, film making and for three years he has been training in the Canadian Forces. With more passion than skill, in 2009 Daven made a YouTube fan page named StephsVoice paying respects to his favorite DC character – Stephanie Brown a.k.a. Spoiler/Robin/Batgirl.
Mister Daven Brown skill’s and insight will be on hand has he attends panels and workshops throughout the KCC weekend.
S I D
“MacGyver is a verb and I worship at the Temple of Adhesive Velcro.”
In his third decade of involvement in conventions and costuming, it’s easier to type up what SID *hasn’t* contributed to the community. A small example of his accolades include an amazing array of practical and economical creativity with his costumes/props and his support in various levels of convention administration – notably a retired alumni of the legendary Toronto Red Shirt Team.
Hiding behind the ‘physicality’ of this six and a half foot tall, 265pound gentle giant is a lifetime of charity, wisdom, wit and a surreal level of entertaining experience in various fandoms since the early 90s. He has created amazing outfits to recreate characters from some of his favoite media, including; Snake-Eyes from GIJOE, Colonial Marine from ALIENS (1986) with full body armor/ M41PulseRifle and Jayne Cobb from Firefly. When not building on yet another idea like his forearm smartphone holder or DIY bodycams or rebuilding a NERF toy into a prop or being attacked by a couch on the 401.
More on SID can be found at: www.neoengel.com
As some may know, Northern Belle Rogue attended her first convention in 2009 and has been active in the cosplay world since 2011. Having graduated with a specialist degree in theatre from the University of Toronto where she focused on acting and costume design, to date she has cosplayed 118 different costumes and characters! Working with a variety of mediums from fabric to scale maille, foam to body paint she’s tried it all. In 2013 she co-founded Northern Panic, a cosplay charity organization that hosts events in the city of Toronto, the next of which is the 4th Annual Cosplay City Clean Up on Saturday April 22nd to celebrate Earth Day! She is also a regular cast member of The Sean Ward Show. When she’s not in costume Rogue is an ASL-English interpreter and enjoys spending time with her three beautiful black cats
I WAS SENT IN A CAPSULE FROM A PLACE NOT FROM HERE AND I CAME HERE FOR ONE REASON: TO ATTACK AND KEEP COMIN’. NOT TO ASK, BUT JUST TO GIVE. NOT TO WANT, BUT JUST TO SEND. SHOULD I JUMP OFF THE TALLEST BUILDING IN THE WORLD? SHOULD I LAY ON THE LAWN AND LET IT RUN OVER ME WITH LAWNMOWERS? SHOULD I GO TO AFRICA AND LET IT TRAMPLE ME WITH RAGING ELEPHANTS? NOW YOU MUST DEAL WITH THE CREATION OF ALL THE UNPLEASANTRIES IN THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE AS I FEEL THE INJECTION FROM THE GODS ABOVE! LOAD UP THE SPACESHIP WITH THE ROCKET FUEL – THE AL RUDDICK – WRESTLING’S BIGGEST MARK IS COMING TO KITCHENER AND ITS COMIC CON!!!!
Chris Borges who hails from London, Ontario will be making his first appearance at this year’s Kitchener Comic Con! Mister Borges is a cosplay enthusiasts who enjoys authentic replicas, victorian and science-fiction garb. Chris interest in comic books, science fiction and horror, is truly someone to make a trip to see!
We welcome Mister Borges to this years #3KCC2017 event !
Boys and Girls of all ages once again it is with great honor that we have R2D2 lost cousin R2-E6! R2-E6 is our T.O.T guest of honor for our 2017 event.
The Gaming Yeti
The Game Yeti is a mythical creature from the land known as “Phoenix Arizona”. “Phoenix Arizona” is a mythical place of gaming! But conquering all of the gamers that may may lie within with in his wake, the mythical gaming creature has heard about all of the Fantastic Adventures that take place within the gaming community of Kitchener. SO with that the Gaming Yeti will be on hand just to see all of the cool gaming events that this years event will have on hand
Koi’s are ornamental varieties of domesticated common carp (Cyprinus carpio) that are kept for decorative purposes in outdoor koi ponds or water gardens.
Koi varieties are distinguished by coloration, patterning, and scalation. Some of the major colors are white, black, red, yellow, blue, and cream. The most popular category of koi is the Gosanke, which is made up of the Kohaku, Taisho Sanshoku, and Showa Sanshoku varieties….but these things simply do not apply towards our next individual. Some say he’s a figment of imagination of drunk university students, as others swear that this individual has swings from the rooftops to battle crime within the streets of Kitchener. Regardless of these things, the Koi has heard the underground rumors that Dr. Stevil will be in town. As a result, the Koi is coming to this year’s event to protect the citizens of Kichener from Dr. Stevil’s evil deeds .. or so we hope.
This will be the Koi’s 8th rebooking for our event group
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SO that is our 2017 class roster (wow, eh?) AND please note that, we will have other panels, lectures and workshops as some of our events for this years #3KCC2017 Kitchener Comic Con event!
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