Join us on September 29, 2018 for our 3rd Annual Comic Con!
You are invited to meet authors, artists, voice actors, cosplayers, and local comic shop owners for a celebration of comics, anime and pop culture. Activities include Q&A panels, gaming, comic- and manga-related crafts, drawing lessons, face painting, and a cosplay contest for all ages. We are updating our guest list regularly, so check back to see what's new! This event is free and family-friendly.
Confirmed guests include:
Chad Thomas is currently the artist for IDW Publishing’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Amazing Adventures. He also worked on interiors for Mega Man, Young Salem, Star Wars Adventures, and the Sabrina the Teenage Witch series for Archie Comics, as well books for Workman Publishing, Boom! Studios, and many more.
Matthew Weldon doodled in his youth (as kids do), but as he aged he just kept on doodling. He has had the privilege of painting murals for businesses as well as designing illustrations and graphics for websites and logo designs. He designs t-shirts, stickers, and decals. He works hard in the field of character design and story-boarding and has labored in Comics since 2005. He has a handful of things published by Image Comics & DC/Vertigo, Capcom/Udon, Overground and others as well as some small self-published projects. He was nominated for two Harvey Awards, and published a graphic novel that was labeled best all ages comic of 2009 by MTV. Some of his works have appeared on the G4 channel. He can even be found in the Guinness book of World Records twice. Born in 1980, he lives in Pflugerville, Texas with his lovely wife and two brilliant children. He is big on teaching and helping others, playing sports, gatherings & socializing, and going out of his way to procure delicious cookies and donuts!
Sean McKeever is an Eisner award-winning writer known for character-driven comics such as Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane, Inhumans, X-Men Origins and The Waiting Place. Sean was also a senior writer for BioWare’s acclaimed Star Wars: The Old Republic video game.
Paul Benjamin is a New York Times bestselling author who has written and produced comics and video games for diverse properties including many Marvel characters such as Hulk, Spider-Man, and Wolverine, as well as Star Wars, Star Trek, Starcraft, World of Warcraft, the Muppets, Monsters, Inc., G.I. Joe, and more. His first prose short story appeared in The Protectors anthology. His original manga series Pantheon High was a YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens nominee. He spends his days as a Senior Writer at Daybreak Games and his nights writing comic strips featuring various Disney princesses for the aptly named comic book series Disney Princess.
Mari Mancusi is an award-winning young adult author and freelance television producer, for which she has won two Emmys. When not writing about fanciful creatures of myth and legend, Mari enjoys traveling, cosplay, snowboarding, watching cheesy (and scary) horror movies, and her favorite guilty pleasure—playing video-
games. A graduate of Boston University, she lives in Austin, Texas with her husband Jacob, daughter Avalon, and their two dogs.
Veteran comic book creator Bill Williams has worked for DC Comics, IDW Publishing and Ape Entertainment to name a few. He recently completed an editorial run for 1First Comics including an Ignatz Award nominated issue of Public Relations. He is currently writing two independent comic book series, PUNCHLINE and CHARMER.
Alan J. Porter writes about stuff: pop culture, comics, high-adventure fiction, movies, music, business-content strategy, and more. He has written adventures featuring Sherlock Holmes, Allan Quatermain, Houdini, and private-eye Rick Ruby, as well as his own pulp adventurers the Raven and the Lotus Ronin. His pop-culture non-fiction work has featured properties such as Batman, Star Trek, the Beatles, G.I. Joe, and James Bond. He has also written comics for Tokyopop, BOOM Studios, Marvel, Disney, and Kid Domino.
Katelyn Barr is a Texas-based voice actress and ADR script writer working with FUNimation Entertainment, Sentai Filmworks, Okratron 5000, Blujay Studios, and many other exciting producers of anime, video games, and YouTube content. Katelyn’s been honored to lend her voice to over 50 anime titles, such as Anonymous Noise (Young Momo), Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2199 (Melda Dietz), Katana Maidens: ~Toji no Miko~ (Yukari Origami), Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto! (Yagi), Anime-Gataris (Maya Asagaya), Utawarerumono: The False Faces (Honoka), Blood Blockade Battlefront & Beyond (Mi-Yeon), Chihayafuru (Rion Yamashiro), Chaika the Coffin Princess (Layla), Cross Ange: Rondo of Angel and Dragon (Lizardia), Amagi Brilliant Park (Aisu Kyuubu), and many more. Recently, Katelyn provided the voice of Luka in Phoenix Drop High: Graduation Days and Falcon Claw University, two of many popular series by well-known YouTuber Aphmau, whose channel has garnered over 3 million followers to date. Some favorite video game credits include Twisted Metal the Morrigan in SMITE, Kizana Sunobu from Yandere Simulator, and Yume in Carpe Diem: Reboot. As a scriptwriter, Katelyn has created English dub scripts for hit shows such as One Piece, D. Gray-Man, Code Geass: Akito the Exiled, and Haikyu!!, as well as the action-packed favorite Akame ga Kill!, which aired on Toonami in 2015, just to name a few. When she’s not working, Katelyn loves swimming, playing drums, and petting dogs. She’s delighted to be joining you at Pflugerville Comic Con, and can’t wait to meet everyone and have a great time!
Contributing to the anime world since 2003, beginning with ADV films, Blake Shepard regularly lends his vocal talents to FUNimation, Seraphim Digital. His unique tone and versatility has allowed him to provide performances for a range of characters in shows such as: Food Wars (Crunchy Roll and Hi Dive), Air Gear (SyFy Channel/Adult Swim), Fullmetal Alchemist : Brotherhood, One Piece, Attack on Titan (Cartoon Network), Halo Legends (Netflix) and many more. As an animator, Blake Shepard has also provided the Anime Network with original animation as well as creating promos and bumpers for the network. His company Dynosaur Productions focuses on original content and new technologies. His new project: Robot Girl Chronicles is currently in production. You can learn more at Patreon.com/RobotGirl.
Ring the bell! Coming to the booth, from Austin, Texas, with Wichita, Kansas origins, weighing in at (an undisclosed weight, probably less than your waifu collection) pounds, It’s Caitlynn French! Caitlynn is fairly new to the scene, having debuted in 2012 as Qumola from Book of Bantorra. She’s ran the ropes and trained hard to conquer roles such as Shiro (No Game No Life), Chris (Cross Ange), Hana Isuzu (Girls und Panzer), Matsurika Shinouji (Maria-Holic, Maria-Holic Alive), Tina Sprout (Black Bullet), Mei Tachibana (Say “I love you”), Mio and Midori Nishizono (Little Busters, Little Busters Refrain), Sakura Inami (Beyond the Boundary), Ai Astin (Sunday Without God) and Miyu Edelfelt (Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya & 2Wei), and most recently reprised her role as Shiro and took on Schwi Dola for No Game, No Life Zero.
Caitlynn recuperates from her time in the booth by playing video games, MMOs, and watching professional wrestling. She likes to keep her life simple but unique. Ever changing hair dye, superhero capes, blacklight paint, and yoga pants are all just routine parts of life. At the end of the day she likes to wind down with a good nightly read of the Necronomicon. It is unconfirmed, but highly suspected, her blood is pure caffeinated Pepsi.
Jersey Boy-turned-Texan Michael A. Zekas is a voice actor with Funimation, Media Blasters, Aphmau, Team Dogpit, and a myriad of game developers across the U.S. and around the world. Check out his performances as Koyuken in Hakyu Hoshin Engi, Katze in Ai no Kusabi, and his breakout role Cliff Strive in Holy Knight along with other recent series Legend of the Galactic Heroes, Black Clover, Tokyo Ghoul:re, DARLING in the FRANXX, Star Blazers 2199, and more!
On the game side, select works include Fallen Legion: Rise to Glory, Anima Gate of Memories: The Nameless Chronicles, mobile games Heroes Arena & Heroes Charge, adventure games Technobabylon and Shardlight, Remember Remember, and Slam Fighter II as well as the upcoming Red Star Azimuth from Austin-based studio Team Dogpit. Michael also works on the other side of the glass as an audio engineer and casting director and handles communications for Dallas-based StarMan Studios. When attempting to not work, you can find him hunting for a good cup of coffee, showing off his puppies, or posing fabulously like a Joestar.
Seth Taplin is a board game geek, and for the last year has been the Austin area Cell Leader for Steve Jackson Games' "Men In Black". Steve Jackson Games is based in Austin, and the Men In Black (MIB) are their volunteer ambassadors and demo team. S.J. Games favorites include Munchkin, Zombie Dice, GURPS roleplaying, OGRE, Car Wars and more.
When not working as a MIB, Seth also runs a monthly gaming night for his neighborhood HOA.
One half of the duo sE7eN swell cosplay, Adriana Akiyama is no stranger to everything nerdy! As a second generation cosplayer, and a native of the Austin area, she loves watching her local geek community grow as time goes on. She specializes in costume sewing and fabrication, and has won several awards over the years for both her craftsmanship and stage performance. Over time, her family has traveled all over the United States to attend conventions, and she has picked up a great deal of knowledge along the way. She is happy to be a part of Pflugerville Comic Con and is looking forward to meeting members of the community who attend!
Bradley Spears is a cosplayer from Mississippi, but he has called Austin his new cosplay home for the last 2 years. He has adapted a range of styles from video characters to TV shows. He's a fan of all things cosplay and gaming and he loves trying new techniques. Bradley has won several awards from SXSW all the way to DragonCon. He's gone viral with his Frozone videos, and when he's not cosplaying, he's enjoying a nice weekend in his super suit!
Robin Johnson, Jr.
Michael Brearton enjoys long strolls down back alleys stopping crimes in green leather. He's a nerd wholeheartedly and cosplays for 3 reasons: He loves seeing a kid light up meeting their hero. He loves hearing his son tell people how cool it is that his dad is a superhero. Last but not least, comics, anime, and tv shows characters saved him from the darkness of his hardships and if he can pass that light on to even one person by cosplaying these heroes, it will have all been worth it.
If you are a local author, artist, cosplayer, or comic store owner who would like to be considered for this year's event, please fill out a guest application. Please note that we cannot guarantee a booth, as space is very limited.