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Special Guests

 

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GIGI EDGLEY

Gigi Edgley is an internationally renowned actress originally from Australia. Edgley has starred in countless film and television series including FX's Feud, USA’s The Starter Wife, Farscape, Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge, Diminuendo, Rescue Special Ops, Tricky Business, SyFy’s Showdown at Area 51, Quantum Apocalypse, Carlotta, Newcastle, Black Jack, Peacekeeper Wars, Stingers, Secret Life Of Us, Beastmaster, Lost World, Water Rats, Day of The Roses, Star Trek Continues and Nexus.
Edgley has an extensive history with The Jim Henson Company beginning with her popular role as Chiana on the company’s critically acclaimed sci fi cult series, Farscape in which she starred for over five years.
Gigi stole the hearts of sci-fi enthusiasts. She was originally cast as a guest star for one episode, but quickly captured the attention of the Farscape writers, producers and the fans alike. The mischievous Chiana became one of the most popular, and at times controversial characters in the series. The SyFy Channel and The Jim Henson Company also asked her to host Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge.

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SPENCER WILDING

Spencer Wilding is a Welsh actor and special creature performer in the UK. He is known for his interpretation of strong and imposing characters, often using prosthetics and makeup. He has appeared in films and series like Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, Wrath of the Titans (2012), Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Victor Frankenstein (2015), and Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves (2023).

In 2016, Wilding starred as Darth Vader in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

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ANDY MERRILL

Andy Merrill is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, and singer from Newark, Ohio who is known for voicing Brak from Space Ghost Coast to Coast, Cartoon Planet, and The Brak Show as well as Oglethorpe from Aqua Teen Hunger Force and Spacecataz.

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BOB CARTER

Bob Carter is an American voice actor for Funimation. He voices the villain Bojack in the movie Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound. He is also the voice actor for Syn Shenron, Zaacro and Galbee.
He also voiced Baraka and Shao Kahn in Mortal Kombat 9 (2011), Katayama Gorobei in Samurai 7, Mika in Lycoris Recoil, Balrog in Street Fighter IV, Street Fighter X Tekken, and Street Fighter V, Overjustice in Space Patrol Luluco, Gedatz and Sergeant Shine in One Piece, Sig Curtis in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brootherhood, Donny in Baccano!, Makabe in Speed Grapher, and many others.

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GRIFFIN PUATU

Griffin Daniel Puatu was born September 7, 1997 in Glendale, California. He is an actor and singer, best known for his roles as Ganke Lee in Spider-Man: Miles Morales (2020), Louis in Beastars (2019), and Jericho in Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons - The Movie (2020). Griffin grew up in a mixed family. His father is Filipino, Spanish, and Irish, and his mother is Swedish and German.
His long line of credits in Anime and Video Games also includes Elder Scrolls Online, One Punch Man (2015), Fire Emblem Heroes (2017), Legend of Nine Tails (2017), WarioWare Gold (2018), Mobile Suit Gundam: NT - Narrative (2018), Yo-Kai Watch 3 (2018), Forest of Piano (2019), River City Girls (2019), Isekai Cheat Magician (2019), Beyblade Burst (2020), Final Fantasy VII (2020), Genshin Impact (2020), Spider-man: Miles Morales (2020), Ikebukuro West Gate Park (2020), The Idhun Chronicles (2020-2021), Godzilla Singular Point (2021), Beastars (2019-2021), Rune Factory 5 (2021), The Deer King (2021), WarioWare: Get It Together (2021), Tokyo Revengers (2021), Baby Shark's Big Show! (2021-2022), Fire Emblem: Engage (2023), The MIsfit of Demon King Academy (2020-2023), Street Fighter 6 (2023), Atlas Fallen (2023), and Strange Planet (2023).
His involvement in Pokemon is extensive. His Pokemon credits include Pokemon Masters (2019), Pokemon Journeys: The Series (2020), Pokemon Twilight Wings (2020).

 

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LORD BLOOD-RAH

Lord Blood-Rah is the host of the long running TV show Lord Blood-Rah's Nerve Wrackin' Theatre where he presents the best, worst and wildest horror and science fiction films ever made.
A horror host since 2009, his show can now be seen on The Nostalgia Network Saturday nights at 9pm ET / 6pm PT and 2am ET / 11pm PT available on DISH TV BonusView Ch. 91, ROKU, Sling Free TV and other streaming services. Check http://www.watchnost.com for best viewing options.

Lord Blood-Rah also hosts the podcast Lord Blood-Rah's Nerve Wrackin' Auditorium featuring the best of old time radio horror which can be found on Spotify, Apple, Google and YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/lordbloodrah.

Also on his YouTube channel is Capt. Paxar's Star Cadet Hour featuring adventures with classic retro sci-fi heroes like Flash Gordon, Rocky Jones: Space Ranger, Commando Cody: Sky Marshal of the Universe and many more.

To help support the these productions, and get exclusive access to bonus content, sign up at http://www.patreon.com/lordbloodrah

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LUIS RIVERA

Luis Rivera has worked in the comic book industry for many years and on such great titles as The Sensational G-Girl, The Mis-Adventures of Adam West, Robin The Hood, Fun Adventure Comics, King City, Champions, War’s Chosen, Vampires Unlimited: Shades of Things to Come, Old School, The Powerhouse, Firefox, Pirate Bay, and C.L.A.W.S.

Luis is the head artist for the Team Colossus comic books which will be available at the show. He will autograph all Team Colossus comics for free.

Meet Luis Rivera at Powerhouse Comic Con 2024 at the Contra Costa Event Park on June 8th!

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FLOYDMAN SUMNER

Robert “Floydman” Sumner is the mind and imagination behind Planet F Studios. As a self-trained artist, he got his start in the small press network in the 90’s producing his own comics and magazines but moved on to creating original sketch cards for Topps and other trading card companies working on such properties as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Star Wars Chrome Legacy, MST3K, Sharknado and Wacky Packages as well as becoming a fan favorite on numerous Garbage Pail Kids card sets.

​Based in the Willamette Valley, Floyd has been a guest at numerous local conventions and events and is excited about his appearance at PHCC where he will be drawing and selling original art and other goodies as well as his own trading card sets including his latest series THE ROCKING DEAD.

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TOBE DARANOUVONG

Tobe (2B) Daranouvong, a Northern California native has had a passion for art since childhood. His talents and accomplishments are vast and is most well known for his work on Villain, The Graphic Novel as the co-creator and artist. Blending the art styles of hyperrealism with a manga influence has made him well-known throughout the comic community. He is inspired by the works of Jim Lee, Todd McFarlane, Michael Turner, and Ryan Ottley.

Tobe earned a degree in Graphic Design with a minor in Film from CSUS. He is versed in video production, animation, and design. His hobbies include building lightsabers, and beatboxing, and is an avid gamer. Tobe is the ultimate family man and loves spending quality time with his beautiful wife and daughter.

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JAMES PASCOE

James Pascoe is a legendary artist who has worked on both Marvel and DC Comics titles over the years and bringing the best superheroes to life in the pages of comic books. Some of his titles include Azrael: Agent of The Bat, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, LEGION, The Titans, Empire, Batman: No Man’s Land, Batman Special, X-Men Adventures, Gambit, Adventures of Superman, Thor, Action Comics, X-Men Chronicles, Batman/Punisher, and so many other titles.

James will be available for commissions, sketches, and free autographs so bring your comics!

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DAVE WARREN

Dave Warren is an Emmy-winning animation artist, cartoonist, and illustrator whose dynamic talent and distinctive style have left an indelible mark on the world of animation and beyond. With a versatile career spanning several decades, Dave has contributed to a wide array of beloved projects, making him a revered figure among fans and peers alike.

Dave's journey in the animation industry began with his groundbreaking work on "The Simpsons," where his unique approach to character design and storytelling helped shape the visual language of modern animation. His creative fingerprints can also be found on the quirky and cerebral adventures of "Pinky & The Brain" and "Animaniacs," where his ability to infuse characters with depth and personality elevated the shows to classic status.

Expanding his creative horizons, Dave ventured into the whimsical world of "The Minions," where his knack for crafting engaging and hilarious characters contributed to the global phenomenon that captured hearts across generations. Not one to be pigeonholed, Dave's diverse talents also brought him to work on the gritty and dramatic series "Sons of Anarchy," showcasing his versatility and ability to adapt his artistic style to suit a wide range of narratives and tones.

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NATHAN HANLEY

Nathan Hanley is the creator, writer and artist of the independent graphic novel and comic series “Truth & Consequence”. Hanley’s series and work has been praised as “edgy, bold, compelling and fun” by readers and critics, and his black and white, naturalistic and raw art style is reminiscent of the early days of the independent comics movement.

Beyond comics, Hanley is also a filmmaker whose independent projects were co-produced with his twin brother, Tyler. They include “Rehearsal” (2006), which Hanley wrote and directed (as Nathan Logan Hanley), and the noir mystery “Table for Six” (2010), which the twins wrote and directed together.

Hanley was born in San Francisco and lives in the Bay Area, which he uses as a backdrop for many of his stories.

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SPARKLE STACHE

Sparkle is an outgoing cosplayer from Sacramento, CA. She has a very enthusiastic and magnetic personality. Her expertise in creation is mixed with many factors, she enjoys working specifically with EVA foam and paints; but is also very talented with foam clay, needlework, wig manipulation, SFX makeup, prosthetics, large-scale props, and many other materials. The use of these skills has helped Sparkle create a collection of fantastic costumes and props over the years. She is an award-winning Cosplayer who has a natural gift for public speaking, stage presence, and entertainment.

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ZABRACUS

Zabracus (Za-Bruh-Cuss) is a level 32 professional Content-Creator-Of-All-Trades based in Northern California. With a preference for live interactive entertainment, she streams Magic: the Gathering on WhatNot and on Twitch as a Twitch Partner, and is currently an MTG Ambassador. Known for her MTG Cosplays and armor builds, her cosplay repertoire includes Vegeta, Zatanna, Nahiri, Olivia Voldaren, & more. As a voice and commercial actress, she has produced ad content for mobile games like Angry Birds 2, Lemmings, Candy Crush Saga + more. An entrepreneur at heart, Zab co-owns Super Sonic Speed Dating and Nerdvana Talent (established 2015), in which she unites the geekdoms and promotes talented artists, respectively.

Recently, Zab has been helping launch SheSparkz, a brand and movement led by women content creators to unite marginalized communities in gaming to increase and normalize representation, provide a positive safe space, and support and inspire collaborative success. In her spare time, Zab is a book enthusiast, foodie, corgi mother, card slinger and dungeon slayer.

Meet Zabracus at Powerhouse Comic Con 2024

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LADY DEADPOOL

Lady Deadpool Fresno is a seasoned gamer/beta tester and Cosplayer from Fresno. She leads the way on being a unique take on an Iconic comic book character known as "Lady Deadpool". She has traveled all over California to attend and appear at comic cons. Since 2018, she appeared at over 100+ Comic-Cons. She's a Cosplay model for Grateful Photography. She is one of the few Cosplayers who is creator-approved - Lady Deadpool Fresno is Rob Liefeld-approved.

She has cosplayed as Lady Deadpool, the Female Venom, Ada Wong from Resident Evil, MJ Spiderman, Gwen Stacy Carnage, Gwen Stacy Venom, a Victorian cosplay, Hela from Thor Ragnarok, female Punisher, Frontman from Squid Game, Red Guard from Squid Game, Claire from the Breakfast Club and Death from the comic book Sandman among others.

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DEADPOOL FRESNO

"I started my Acting Career with Devore Studies when I was 7 years old. I always had a love for movies, theater, comics, and video games. From there I thought, "Why not combine everything that I love and share it with other?" Thus, I became a Cosplayer. Never did I expect my road to lead me to great things, but because of it, I now give back 110% to my community who had made me who I am today".

SPECIAL GUESTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

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