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Austin's first ever acting job launched him in to stardom on the worlds number one hit children's television show "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers", where he portrayed Jason Lee Scott the original leader and iconic Red Ranger. After only three seasons he vanished from Hollywood with no intentions of ever returning to the lime light. After a 20 year hiatus, 5 years in the Middle East as a medic, two children and one on the way he decided it may be better to have cameras shooting at him rather than rifles.
Brian Hanford is known for his roles as V in Devil May Cry 5, as well as his role as Marc in the movie "Hackers" alongside Haylie Duff, and an appearance in Jean-Claude Van Johnson.
Claudia Gray is the New York Times bestselling author of many science fiction and paranormal fantasy books for young adults, including Defy the Stars, Defy the Worlds, the Firebird series, the Evernight series, the Spellcaster series, and Fateful. She’s also had a chance to work in a galaxy far, far away as the author of the Star Wars novels Lost Stars, Bloodline, and Leia, Princess of Alderaan. Born a fangirl, she loves obsessing over geeky movies and TV shows, as well as reading and occasionally writing fanfiction; however, she periodically leaves the house to go kayaking, do a little hiking, or travel the world. She will take your Jane Austen trivia challenge any day, anytime. Currently she lives in New Orleans.
Dan Southworth is an accomplished actor with wide experience in feature films, television shows, motion capture, voice over, and commercials. Power Ranger fans know him as Eric Myers, the Quantum Ranger from Power Rangers Time Force. Mortal Kombat fans enjoyed his portrayal of Kenshi in the popular web series Mortal Kombat Legacy 2.
Dan's popularity among anime fans follows his voice and motion capture role as Vergil in the best-selling video game Devil May Cry 3. Devil May Cry 3.5 was later released so that fans could experience the game as Dan's character. Video gamers have continued to enjoy his work in the games Killzone -Shadow Fall, Battlefield 4, Ninja Gaiden 3, Dark Souls 2, and Resident Evil to name a few of the many motion capture projects he has performed in.
Dan helped design, execute, and perform action sequences for commercial clients Time Warner, Sony, Discover card and McDonald's among others and has extended this talent to feature films like The Scorpion King, The Rundown, and Terrance Malick's The New World. He also took part in James Cameron's early visualizations of Avatar, and developed action for Neill Blomkamp's Halo 3 Full Combat web sequences. For the role of Shiro in the film Hunted, Dan performs in some of the most innovative action design to date.
Aside from notable television roles in the shows Revolution, Martial Law, Charmed and V.I.P., Dan has also delivered well-received comedic performances in Film Antic's productions Sauce, Last Supper, the comedy series Sketchy, and as Vince Stallen, horrible boss, in Entry Level along with various comedic characters in Disney Channel's hit sitcom, Kickin' It
Born on February 8, 1982 in Wyckoff, New Jersey, Danny Tamberelli became a staple for the 90's generation growing up staring along side Michael C. Maronna in Nickelodeon's hit show The Adventures of Pete and Pete. He also became well known working on one of the best selling video games of all time, Grand Theft Auto V, as Jimmy Townley and De Santa. He has also starred as Tommy in The Mighty Ducks and Arnold Peristein in Scholastic's The Magic School Bus. Danny has been working as a comedian and musician in recent years, and hosts a popular podcast with his old Pete & Pete co-star, Minchael C. Maronna.
David J Fielding is an actor and writer, best known as Zordon, from Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers. He also provided voice talent for video games such as Empire Earth, Dungeon Siege: Legends of Aranna, Zeus, Poseidon, and Anvil of Dawn.
David has worked a large breadth of IPs during his time in the industry. Credits include Drax in the animated Guardians of the Galaxy, Blitzwing from the recently released Bumblebee, Grodd from The Flash, Upgrade from Ben 10, and Duros from Starwars: Battlefront II. You might also recognize his voice as that of the Arbiter from Halo Wars and Depth Charge from the Transformers classic, Beast Wars. Unlike Drax, you CAN in fact come see and meet David this summer at ConnectiCon!
While Grace Rolek is best known for playing Connie on Cartoon Network’s hit show Steven Universe, she’s been a working actress since she was 5 years old. You may have heard her voice as many characters including (but not limited to) Marlene in Final Fantasy VII, Louise in Lou and Lou: Safety Patrol, and the iconic Lucy van Pelt in Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown—a role that earned Grace a 2012 Young Actor’s Award! Recently, she’s been expanding her horizons, even going as far as Scotland to try her hand at theater and perform at Edinburgh’s 2015 Fringe Festival playing Sasha in a production of Virginia Woolf’s Orlando.
Jake Paque (it rhymes!) is an actor, voice actor, writer and producer. He's probably best known for playing Yusaku Fujiki & Playmaker in Yugioh! VRAINS, Professor Sycamore on Pokémon, Dumon in Yu-gi-oh! Zexal, Brandon in Winx Club and Caydan Phoenix in Modern Combat 5. He also voices roles in Gundam Thunderbolt, Gundam Origin, Lastman, Birdboy, Robin Hood: Mischief in Sherwood, Super4, The New Adventures of Peter Pan, Egyxos, Gormiti, DinoFroz and numerous other shows and video games. Jake can also be heard narrating for the History Channel, audiobooks and sneaker commercials. Since childhood he's been an avid storyteller; initially making movies with Lego people and action figures, he quickly graduated to working with real live humans. As a filmmaker, Jake's passion is creating and developing original content and bringing those ideas to life on screen. Jake likes loud rock music, comic books, action figures and spaceships (both real and fictional).
You couldn't have grown up in the 90s and not been influenced by Jim. As a prolific and awarded voice actor, Jim Cummings has given life to a great many childhood favorites such as Darkwing Duck, Winnie the Pooh & Tigger, numerous Looney Tunes characters, Dr. Robotnik, and many others. When not lending his vocal talents to video game and animated series, Jim has been known to volunteer his time calling sick children in hospital while in character.
Johnny Yong Bosch got his start fighting giant bugs as Adam Park, the Black Ranger, Green Zeo and Green Turbo Ranger on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. It is a role that he would play for three and a half seasons on television, two motion pictures and two special guest appearances in future Power Rangers seasons. After Power Rangers, Johnny became very involved in the world of voice over.
His first major voice acting role was Vash the Stampede in Trigun. He later went on to voice Kaneda in Akira, Renton in Eureka Seven, Albert in The Count of Monte Cristo, Kiba in Wolf’s Rain, Itsuki in The Melancholy of Haurhi Suzumiya, Ichigo Kurosaki in Bleach, Lelouch Lamperouge in Code Geass, Izaya in Durarara and Yukio in Blue Exorcist, Sasori in Naruto, Guren in Tenkai Knights, Nobita in Doraemon, Atemis in Sailor Moon, Nagate in the Netflix Original “Knights of Sidonia” and many more.
Johnny’s voice can also be heard in numerous video games. Providing voices for Nero in Devil May Cry 4, Kuhn in .hack//G.U., Adachi/Narukami in Persona 4, Almaz in Disgaea 3, Emil in Tales of Symphonia, Guy in Tales of the Abyss, Firion in Final Fantasy Dissidia, Bumblebee in Transformers: War for Cybertron, Yang in Street Fighter IV, Zero in Marvel VS Capcom 3. Yukimura in Sengoku Basara and Torian Cadera in Star Wars The Old Republic.
Karan Ashley is an actress, singer, TV host, radio DJ, reality star, writer and TV and film producer. Karan is currently Producing her graphic novel series The Order: Icarus Rising and The Order Movie.
Her big break came when she went to an open call audition and beat out over 10 thousand hopefuls and landed the lead role of Aisha the Yellow Power Rangers on the #1 kids show in America, Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers. She was able to do over 80 episodes and star in the hit movie “Power Rangers the Movie” produced by 20th Century Fox.
Who am I? Well, that's a good question. When most people think of romance suspense authors, the image of Kathleen Turner as Joan Wilder in Romancing the Stone usually comes to mind. A lonely woman sitting in a bathrobe and fuzzy slippers, conjuring lovers and adventure in her imagination. In other words, one step away from being the neighborhood cat lady.
If that description made you cringe, then you know how we writer's feel. Thankfully, for most of us that image is far from accurate.
I have been married for 25 years, have three beautiful kids, two dogs and a cat. I am a 2nd degree black belt in traditional Japanese karate and as I've said, I love to travel and my romantic and spontaneous husband shares that passion with me, so my stories get plenty of inspiration!
In the meantime I am also a founding member and previous President of The Paranormal Romance Guild, a not-for-profit organization for readers and authors of the genre. Of course, I’m still writing and when I’m not ‘bichok’ (butt in a chair hands on keyboard), I'm off with my hubby and our kids to exciting destinations.
Cat lady? I don't think so.
I've always been a scribbler. From the time I could write my name I've been making up stories, writing characters and dialogue in the corners of notebooks. In fact, I often have conversations in my head with the characters I create. Some people call that part of the creative temperament, others just call it crazy. It's probably a little bit of both. LOL!
I do however, have a B.A. in Journalism and a Masters in Fine Art, and with 14 books to date I've got some street cred, as my teenagers say. So here I am. Living my dream.
"Giving birth to a book is not unlike giving birth to a child. It's just as painful, but a hell of a lot less messy."
Marion G. Harmon has read and written all of his life (well, ever since first grade). He finished his first novel, Wearing the Cape, in 2010, and after failing to find an agent who knew what to do with a superhero story, decided to self-publish (mainly so he'd stop rewriting the book). He published through KDP and Createspace in mid-2011 with some success; Wearing the Cape earned a 4.5-star Amazon rating and spent most of 2012 ranked #1 in its Amazon category.
Marion has since written six more novels set in the same world (Bite Me: Big Easy Nights, Villains Inc., Young Sentinels, Small Town Heroes, Ronin Games, and Team-Ups and Crossovers), as well as Wearing the Cape: The Roleplaying Game. He is currently working hard on the eighth book, this one also featuring Astra and company, while polishing the plot of his deeply unserious space epic, Worst Contact. Really.
The oldest of 3 children, Michael C. Maronna began his acting career at just 5 years old, working on commercials and soap operas in his hometown of New York. Maronna joined his co-star Danny Tamberelli on The Adventures of Pete and Pete when Nickelodeon serialized the series in 1993. Maronna also starred in Home Alone and Home Alone 2 as Jeff McCallister, and played "Jeff" in the 2002 movie, Slackers. Maronna majored in filmmaking at SUNY-Purchase and has since been working behind the scenes on a number of major and minor productions for TV and movies. Michael currently hosts a weekly podcast series with his old Pete & Pete co-star, Danny.
Oscar Rios is an author, editor and publisher of horror fiction and role playing scenarios for the Call of Cthulhu RPG. He has written over eighty Call of Cthulhu scenarios for Chaosium, Miskatonic River Press, Stygian Press, and his own company, Golden Goblin Press (founded in 2013). His work also appeared in The Unspeakable Oath and World of Cthulhu magazine, as well as Yog-Sothoth.com and Shoogoth.net. He dabbles in fiction with short stories appearing in Cthulhu’s Dark Cults, Horror for the Holidays, Undead and Unbound, Heroes of Red Hook, Further Tales of Cthulhu Invictus, and the upcoming Between Twilight and Dawn. In 2016 Golden Goblin Press, took over the Cthulhu Invictus setting from Chaosium, and is relaunching the setting with The 7th Edition Guide to Cthulhu Invictus. He is passionate about promoting inclusiveness and diversity in the Comic Horror genre. At his core Oscar remains an avid gamer, running and playing Call of Cthulhu whenever possible.
They've burned down Freddy Fazbear's! Made Senpai notice them! Battled Pokémon, escaped Baldi and even broken into the Neighbor's basement! But no matter which video game they're spoofing, Random Encounters can't resist writing a catchy new song to go with it... Come ~randomly encounter~ some of the RE team at Connecticon, where they'll be meeting fans, playing games, and hosting an incredibly wacky sing-along! Step into the tall grass and encounter them early at youtube.com/RandomEncountersEnt.
Reuben Langdon is a Los Angeles/Tokyo-based Actor/Film Maker/Truth Seeker. Although you may not recognize him, Reuben Langdon is in the most talked about film in history, James Cameron’s Avatar. In addition to stunt doubling the main character, “Jake Sully” He is the Voice of Ken Masters in the Street Fighter series and In Devil May Cry 3, 4, and 5, he is both the motion capture actor and the voice of Dante, the Gun/Sword toting hero of the franchise. In the Resident Evil game franchise Reuben has been performing the motion capture for Chris Redfield for over 20 years. At a young age Reuben began his career in Japan as a series regular acting in the Japanese superhero TV series B- Fighter Kabuto. He later relocated to Hong Kong to work alongside the most recognizable names in action, including Jackie Chan and Sammo Hung. When he finally made his way to Hollywood he began working regularly as an actor and stuntman on the international hit show The Power Rangers. He also made stunt appearances in several big blockbuster films: Charlie's Angels, Spider Man 2, and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End. Complimenting his success in the world of film and television, he has performed in and produced numerous motion capture shoots for various AAA title video games. His motion capture Stunt Work & performances have made it to the big screen in Steven Spielberg’s and Peter Jackson’s, The Adventures of Tintin, and James Cameron's Avatar.
Garth Graham and Michael Terracciano are the creators of the sci-fi superhero space
adventure, STAR POWER! After working on their previous webcomics, "Finder's
Keepers" and "Dominic Deegan: Oracle for Hire," they teamed up to create a superhero
story with more action than violence and more adventure than angst. STAR POWER
continues to impress readers with out-of-this-world characters and stellar artwork.
Garth and Michael have been making independent comics for over fifteen years, and
they hope you find the world they've created a place you want to escape to, not from.
Follow the ongoing adventures of STAR POWER at http://www.starpowercomic.com!
Tara Jayne Sands can be heard as over 50 characters in the original English Pokemon television series including Bulbasaur, Richie, Jasmine, Oddish, and Tori. Other roles include Biscuit in Hunter x Hunter, Mokuba Kaiba in Yu-Gi-Oh!, Kari in Digimon Adventure Tri, Anna in Shaman King, Kombu Infinity in One Punch Man, Circe in Generator Rex, Young Jin in Anohana, Kippie in Glitter Force, Karla in Gundam Thunderbolt, Yota in Naruto, Filia Ul Copt in Slayers, Summer in Barbie: Life in The Dreamhouse, Death 13/Mannish Boy in Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, Yuzuriha in Saint Seiya and multiple roles in Sailor Moon including Queen Badiane. She also has roles in Celebrity Deathmatch, Magic Knight Rayearth, Naruto, DuRaRaRa, One Piece, and the Seven Deadly Sins.
Tara also provides narration on over 150 audio books and can be heard in the video games Dead Island, Fire Emblem, Singularity, Final Fantasy, and Call of Juarez, among others.
For two years (over 100 episodes), Tara was the on-camera host of Cartoon Network’s weekly Friday night lineup, appropriately titled Fridays. On Fridays Tara interviewed dozens of celebrities including Johnny Depp, George Lucas, Robin Williams, Charles Barkley, and Daniel Radcliffe, and had more on-camera food fights than she cares to remember.
Team Rammyz is a group of friends creating videos for various original series, including a gritty anthology series, featuring creepypasta and slenderverse characters, Cosplay Music Videos, Podcasts and more! Each member of the team contributes to different facets of the filming process, from acting, lighting and camera work to sound and video editing, voice acting and promoting the channel and its videos. One of the main goals of Team Rammyz is to dance on the thin line between horror and comedy to challenge themselves as story tellers. In addition to filming, Team Rammyz works together to create cosplays and props to be featured in their future videos.
Walter E Jones has proven himself successful as an actor, dancer and singer. Walter is internationally known for his creation of the character Zach The Black Ranger from the Children’s Action Adventure Phenomenon “The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers".
He has been featured as a series regular or guest star in over 150 episodes of various shows and has been featured in 7 films. Some of his credits include: The Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning police drama “The Shield” , the top-rated series drama “CSI”, the long running comedy hit “Moesha, and the upcoming action feature “Speed Demons”.
Walter works regularly as a voice actor lending his voice to radio television and film and video games. Walter’s recent voice over acting jobs includes work on Step up 4, Death Race 3 and “GI Joe 2”.
Steven Universe is coming to ConnectiCon! Our youngest guest this year, Zach has been acting since before he turned ten. Other credits in an already busy career include Chuck from Just Add Magic and Brian from the sitcom The Goldbergs. While well known for his acting roles, Zach started exploring music at a young age and has recently released his first EP. He recently released his first EP earlier this year and continues to work on personal music projects as he prepares for a concert tour later this summer.