AGGIECON 47 WOULD LIKE TO WELCOME OUR GUEST OF HONOR
Brian Ian Muir
Brian is one of the most respected sculptors and artists in the film industry, has been working in film for over 47 years. His notable works in the film industry include sculpting film icons such as Darth Vader, the original Storm Trooper Armor, working on C-3PO and other aspects of the orginal Star Wars set. Over is career he has worked on over 70 major films, which can be found on his website: http://www.brianmuirvadersculptor.com/
OUR OTHER ESTEEMED GUESTS
Aaron Dismuke is an American voice actor, script adapter and director with Funimation Entertainment. He got his start voice acting at age 9, as Hiro Sohma in Fruits Basket. At age 12 he voiced the role of Alphonse Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist. His other major roles include Leonardo Watch in Blood Blockade Battlefront, Yo Takami in Deadman Wonderland, Twelve in Terror in Residence, Arslan in The Heroic Legend of Arslan, Ouri Kagami in Corpse Princess, and Lucifer in Devil is a Part Timer. He worked as assistant director for Ninja Slayer and Fairy Tail, and directed Shomin Sample. He is also part of the ADR writing teams for Fairy Tail, Ninja Slayer and Tokyo Ghoul.
Harris O’Malley (AKA Dr. NerdLove) is an Austin-based, internationally recognized blogger and dating coach who provides geek dating advice at Paging Dr. NerdLove and his bi-weekly advice column http://kotaku.com/tag/ask-dr-nerdlove.
O’Malley been featured in The Guardian, The Washington Post, The Austin-American Statesman, New York Magazine, Austin Monthly, Nightline, Think Progress, Lifehacker, Wired, Buzzfeed, Huffington Post Live, Sex Nerd Sandra, The Art of Charm, Sex With Timaree, Daily Life, Slate, MTV’s Guy Code, Boing Boing and The Harvard Business Journal. He has been named one of the top 10 geek dating blogs by DatingAdvice.com.
For more more advice on dating, sex & relationships, visit him online at www.doctornerdlove.com
Eddy Webb (with a “y,” thank you) is a writer, game and narrative designer, executive producer, and design consultant for video games and RPGs. He has worked on over a hundred products, including some based on Futurama, Firefly, Red Dwarf, the WWE, Vampire: The Masquerade, and Sherlock Holmes. His career spans over a decade and across dozens of respected companies, and he’s even won a few awards along the way. Today he lives a sitcom life in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife, his roommate, and a sleepy old pug. More information and mad ramblings can be found at eddyfate.com.
Otaku Acoustic may have been rocking the microphone for only a few years, but in that short time they have made quite an impression on the nerd world. Otaku Acoustic is a subculture music cover band that performs renditions of other types of geeky music.
In the world of anime, Otaku Acoustic got their first performance at the Rainbow Tea House. From there, they went on to raise the roof at conventions such as A-kon 25, AnimeFest 2014, San Japan 7, Oni-Con XI, and IKKiCON 2015 to name a handful. Their lead singer actually participated in a singing competition in Japan: Nodojiman: The World. Their sound makes sure to get anyone pumped, even if they are just passing by. In fact just do it: Google them!
As far as down time is concerned, there isn’t much. When they aren’t working on new anime songs, Otaku Acoustic does work on comic book, Vocaloid, and Saturday Morning Cartoon songs. When they aren’t cooking up a new rendition, each member of the band goes about work, school, and family through the use of their alter egos (which we will not disclose).
SEC-C Cosplay are most commonly seen in their natural habitat the Anime Convention, frolicking about in impractical attire and heavy makeup in the hopes of attracting fellow cosplayers and the wayward creatures known as Cosplay Photographers.
While Jehn and Kiya previously cosplayed individually, in 2010 they decided to team up as an exclusive 2 girl group now know as SEC-C Cosplay. Since then they have won several awards for their attention to detail and craftsmanship.
See their work and find out more on facebook at fb.me/hellosecc
By day, Mark Beal is an Emmynominated video producer in the communications office for the City of College Station, TX. By night, he is involved in the world of underground film. His previous film “Life Study,” screened at the Red Wasp and Naperville Film Festivals. He is currently in post production on a prequel to “Bloodsucker’s Handbook,“ which moves the story to an outer space setting. Beal graduated from Texas A&M University in 1989 with degrees in English and Journalism and again in 1998 with a master’s degree in educational technology. Before settling into his current role as a video producer and editor, he worked as a graphic artist at a Tshirt company, a typesetter for the Yellow Pages, newspaper reporter, and an English teacher in Korea.
John Mørke is a writer and game developer, and is the current developer of White Wolf’s Exalted: Third Edition. Well-known for his work on Exalted: Second Edition and the Ink Monkeys blog, John has worked on the Exalted property since 2009. He has also written for the classic World of Darkness, contributing words to Book of the Wyrm: 20th Anniversary Edition, and Changing Breeds: 20th Anniversary Edition. He will also be contributing system mechanics to Onyx Path Publishing’s Trinity Continuum: Æon.
Mel Hynes and J. Grant are the team behind several online art projects, known best for the world-famous webcomic, Two Lumps. With Hynes writing and Grant doodling, somehow they have become a staple in cat comics for hundreds of thousands of fans. Notoriously quick to commit acts of senseless punnery, they return to Aggiecon for yet a fifth time, hoping to add to their collection of scalps taken from members of Cepheid Variable. The federal government may have offered a cash reward for tips on their whereabouts. Two Lumps enters its 13th year in 2016, and shows no signs of stopping as the terrible duo continues to appear at various conventions nationwide.