GUESTS

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Lori Petty | Spa-Con Hot Springs, AR

Lori Petty

Spa-Con is excited to announce Lori Petty as one of our featured guests September 24th-26th in Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas. Petty is a director, writer, producer, and respected actress. She's is known for iconic movies and television roles in: Tank Girl, Orange is the New Black, Gotham, Point Break, A League of Their Own, Free Willy, Poetic Justice, The Glass Shield, You're All Gonna Die, and the reboot of Hawaii Five-O. Petty can also be easily recognized for her other roles in: Shameless, Prison Break, House, CSI: NY, NYPD Blue, and ER.

Appearance Schedule to be Announced!

ARTIST ALLEY

Michael Golden | Spa-Con Hot Springs, AR

Michael Golden

Michael Golden is best known for his work on The Micronauts and the co-creation of the characters Rogue and Bucky O’Hare. Golden got his start in 1977 working on DC Comics Mister Miracle and Batman Family. He also worked on Marvel series Doctor Strange and Howard the Duck in the 1970s and 1980s.

Comics Panel - Storytelling with Michael Golden

Phil Ortiz | Spa-Con Hot Springs, AR

Phil Ortiz

We're happy to welcome artist Phil Ortiz to Spa-Con V. With more than 30 years as a professional artist, Ortiz has worked on everything from daily newspaper comic strips (Bugs Bunny) to layouts and character design for animated cartoons including The Simpsons, the longest-running comedy television show in history! Get ready to be Simpsonized, Ortiz will be sketching guests throughout the weekend at Spa-Con!

Appearance Schedule to be Announced!

Tone Rodriguez | Spa-Con Hot Springs, AR

Tone Rodriguez

Tone Rodriguez is best known for his work on The Simpsons and Futurama. He also worked for the The Office, creating the comic book Adventures of Jimmy Halpert. Additionally, he played Benjamin Alvaro in Showtime’s series DEXTER and created the art for The Dark Defender.

Appearance Schedule to be Announced!

Georges Jeanty | Spa-Con Hot Springs, AR

Georges Jeanty

Georges Jeanty, comic book penciler illustrator is best known for his work on The American Way. Jeanty is an Eisner Award-winning, New York Times bestselling comic book illustrator, whose first major work was Marvel Comics’ Bishop: The Last X-Man. Jeanty was also a regular artist for Dark Horse Comics' continuation of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Comics Panel - Bringing Intellectual Properties to Life in Comics with Georges Jeanty

Rodney Ramos | Spa-Con Hot Springs, AR

Rodney Ramos

Rodney Ramos has been a professional pencil/inker in the comic book industry for over 15 years, starting on such titles as Thundercats, Marvel Presents, What If , Conan and Toxic Avenger. His inks have graced many titles such as Spider-man, X-men, Iron-man, Peter Parker, Batman, Wonder Woman and the critically acclaimed Transmetropolitan with Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson. Recently he has worked for DC Comics on 52, Countdown, Green Lantern, Batman, JSA, Magog, Vertigo, Bang Tango and many more titles.

Appearance Schedule to be Announced!

Rags Morales | Spa-Con Hot Springs, AR

Rags Morales

Rags Morales, the artistic talent behind many of DC Comics most famous titles, including  Identity Crisis, DC’s ongoing company-wide story line, is headed to Spa-Con V! Morales also penciled large segments stories in Nightwing, Superman/Batman, which was collected in the Finest Worlds hardcovers. He continued to work with DC Comics on Blackest Night and Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps, Batman Confidential, and Wonder Woman.

Comics Workshop - Dynamic Figure Drawing Class with Rags Morales

Renee Witterstaetter | Spa-Con Hot Springs, AR

Renee Witterstaetter

Renee Witterstaetter is a comic book colorist, editor, producer, and writer. Her list of works includes: The Avengers, Spider-Man, She-Hulk, and Superman. Witterstaetter was also featured as a fourth wall breaking character The Senstaional She-Hulk, which she worked as an editor on.

Jeremy Clark | Spa-Con Hot Springs, AR

Jeremy Clark

Jeremy Clark is an artist and inker who is known for multiple various comic projects including cover work for DC Comics, Image Comics, Zenescope Entertainment, Coffin Comics, Source Point Press, Caliber Comics, Counterpoint Comics, and No Gravity Studios. Jeremy is currently working on the series, The Last Ronin and Punchline.

Chad Maupin | Spa-Con Hot Springs, AR

Chad Maupin

For over 25 years Chad Maupin has worked as an Illustrator and Graphic Design. Maupin runs Big-Bot Design, his personal design studio which provides commercial illustration and design and is home for Maupin's personal artwork and world-building. big-bot.com

Candice Dailey | Spa-Con Hot Springs, AR

Candice Dailey

Candice Dailey is a freelance illustrator and has worked on several comic and novel covers including;: Sera and the Royal Stars, Duskrider, and OMG! A Horror Anthology. She is a sketch card artist for Topps working on titles including Star Wars and Ninja Turtles.

Cody Sandwich | Spa-Con Hot Springs, AR

Cody Sandwich

Little Rock sketchbook enthusiast, Kody Sandwich, is the creator/ illustrator of She Hunts Monsters Y’all. Sandwich has also worked with Radio DJ, Bobby Bones and designed merchandise for MC Chris.

Gustav Carlson | Spa-Con Hot Springs, AR

Gustav Carlson

Born and raised on a goat farm on top a mountain, Gustav Carlson spent his days naming an increasing number of goats Gruff. Partially in fear of bridge trolls that run rampant in the hills, but mostly because it adequately described most the goats he knew. Since then the trolls have gone extinct, and the goats Gruff are in his past. To fill that constant void, he now draws comics. Eventually he plans to retire to Goat Island, a very real place. He currently creates the comic Tourist Unknown.

COSPLAY

Knightmage

Saturday, September 19
2:00 - VIP Meet and Greet, Room 209 (VIP pass holders only)
7:00 - Knightmage at Cosplay Club, Horner Hall

Sunday, September 20
1:00 - Cosplay Make-Up 101 with Knightmage, Room 205
2:00 - VIP Meet and Greet, Room 209 (VIP pass holders only)
4:00 - Knightmage at the Spacademy Awards, Horner Hall

MCubed

MCubed is a DFW based, but Houston born and raised, content creator, cosplayer, and model. She is most widely known for her movie-accurate Slave Leia and Rey. She has been involved with cosplay and modeling for the better part of the last 5 years. She has a musical theater and a marketing degree from TCU. Because of this, networking and personal brand management have always come naturally to her, and she has been performing her entire life. Cosplay seemed like a perfect transition from there to the real world. Her love of nerd culture started at a young age when her father introduced her to Star Wars. From there, she was irreversibly hooked. From Spiderman to Harry Potter -- through Lord of the Rings, and back to her first love Star Wars -- she has a deep connection to all things nerd.

Saturday September 18
2:00 PM VIP Meet and Greet Room 209 (VIP Pass holders only)
7:00 PM MCubed Judge at Cosplay Club, Horner Hall

Sunday September 20
2:00 PM VIP Meet and Greet Room 209 (VIP Pass Holders Only)
4:00 PM MCubed at the Spacademy Awards, Horner Hall

Gregory Harris

Gregory Harris has been a cosplayer since 2016. During this time, he has performed in the prestigious international cosplay contest, Crown Championships of Cosplay, in Chicago twice and performed in the Masquerade at San Diego Comic-Con in 2018 and 2019. He has been interviewed and photographed by Good Morning America, Netflix, FXM (Fox Movie Channel), and by over 50 other reporters nationwide. He has appeared in Cosplay Magazine, and on Cnet.com, PerezHilton.com, and PopSugar.com. In a review of the SDCC Masquerade in 2018, C/Net stated: “This cosplayer blew us away with a hologram to make his cosplay even more impressive.” In 2019, three of his Cosplays were featured in national publications of best cosplays of San Diego Comic-Con.

Saturday September 18
2:00 PM VIP Meet and Greet Room 209 (VIP Pass holders only)
7:00 PM Gregory Harris M.C at Cosplay Club, Horner Hall

Sunday September 20
2:00 PM VIP Meet and Greet Room 209 (VIP Pass holders only)
4:00 PM Gregory Harris at the Spacademy Awards, Horner Hall

MORE GUESTS!

Seth Skorkosy | Spa-Con Hot Springs, AR

SETH SKORKOWSKY

Saturday, September 19
Appearing on and off all day in the RPG Room
1:00 - The RPG Social Contract w/Seth Skorkowsky - Room 205
2:00 - VIP Meet and Greet, Room 209 (VIP pass holders only)

Sunday, September 20
Appearing on and off all day in the RPG ROOM
2:00 - VIP Meet and Greet, Room 209 (VIP pass holders only)