GUESTS

For booking contact spa-con@hotsprings.org

Lori Petty | Spa-Con Hot Springs, AR

Rodger Bumpass

He's crotchety, he's crabby and he stays in a constant state of annoyance... he's the one & only Squidward Q. Tentacles. Rodger Bumpass , the Emmy-nominated voice of Squidward on SpongeBob SquarePants is coming to Spa-Con, September 24-26! Bumpass says he “has been in acting for 45 years. And he’s going to keep on ‘til he gets it right.” Bumpass began his career with the National Lampoon Magazine touring the country and in addition to Squidward, he was the voice of Professor Membrane in “Invader Zim,” Dr. Light in “Teen Titans” and Hanover Fyst in the cult favorite “Heave Metal.” He has provided various voices in many of Disney and Pixar feature animation movies such as “A Bug’s Life,” “Monsters Inc.,” “Cars,” “Finding Nemo,” “Treasure Planet,” “Emperor’s New Groove” and “Monsters University.”

RODGER BUMPASS PRICING
$30 for autographs 
$20 for photos 
$40 for combo of both 
$40 for video or voice recordings 
$15 for signed business cards 
He said he tends to stay at his table unless it's quiet.
 
RODGER BUMPASS SCHEDULE
Noon – Rodger Bumpass, a life of Squidward & Other Voices - Spa-Con Theatre (Room 208)
1:00 PM – Rodger Bumpass Photo Op - (Room 201)
2:00 PM – Rodger Bumpass Meet & Greet – VIP Lounge (vip badge holders only)
NUR-D | Spa-Con Hot Springs, AR

NUR-D

NUR-D will be kicking off the 5th Annual Spa-Con with a concert on September 24th! Admission to "Nur-D at Spa-Con V Opening Ceremonies!" is included with a Spa-Con VIP or Weekend Pass! A stand-alone ticket may also be purchased for the Friday night concert at spa-con.org!
Matt Allen is a Minneapolis-based hip-hop artist who goes by the identity, Nur-D. Since Feb. 2018, Nur-D took his first dip into this ocean of music through an open mic competition called "Shut Up & Rap" put on by 95.3FM a local Minnesota radio station. "Coming in I had no idea how this Hip-Hop game worked but I knew I loved performing and so that's what I did. And I ended up winning four times in a row!"
Nur-D was eventually retired from competition but offered a spot in a huge Hip Hop festival called Soundset where he has been able to do Hip Hop all over the Mid West and the coasts as well; from Paisley Park, First Avenue, and even US Bank Stadium. Touring with Brother Ali and has shared a bill with the likes of Jaden Smith, Tyler the Creator, and the Wu Tang Clan! For more info, music videos or merch, please visit nurdrocks.com!

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

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

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!

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.

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

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.

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

COSPLAY

Knightmage | Spa-Con Hot Springs, AR

Knightmage

Michael "Knightmage" Wilson was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and now resides in Youngstown, Ohio. A current decorated 21 year veteran Deputy Sheriff for the Mahoning County Sheriff's Office in Ohio, Michael has been cosplaying since 2012. He is an award winning cosplayer with many of his creations being praised and displayed on numerous platforms in print and online. Michaels was also an alternate for the 2006 reality show "Who Wants to be a Superhero" hosted by Stan Lee. Michael has worked on and has been featured in several fan films and productions such as "Flash Fall" by Together Brother Productions and the popular YouTube series "Man at Arms: Reforged". Michael has also created various costumes for World Wrestiling Entertainment superstars.

Workshop - Cosplay Make-up Workshop w/Knightmage

MCubed | Spa-Con Hot Springs, AR

MCubed

MCubed is a DFW based, 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 year. She has a musical theatre 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. Her love of nerd culture started at a young age when her father introduced her to Star Wars. From there, she was irreversibly hooked.

Workshop - Costuming on a Budget with MCubed

Extreme Costumes | Spa-Con Hot Springs, AR

Extreme Costumes

World renowned cosplayer and craftsman, Thomas DePetrillo, best known by his cosplay name "Extreme Costumes” will be PREMIERING his team latest creation The Mandalorian, Baby Yoda and the Blurrg! Thomas has been making Extreme Costumes for 23 years, first as a hobby, then as a part time job and for the last seven years as his only source of income. His list of clients includes Hasbro, Chevy, Disney, Caribbean Cruise, Hershey Park, MorphSuits, Power Rangers, Duck Tape, and Red Bull where he and his team have either performed for them or also built projects for them.
In addition to building or working for high profile clients, Thomas is also hired to appear at many pop culture events, such as NYCC, parades, video game conventions and even working for Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2022. He has been hired to speak at colleges, to run panels at conventions and to judge at many costume contests, even judging for the World Cosplay Summit. He has traveled internationally as well, taking his Extreme creations as far as Canada, Mexico, London, Paris, Poland, Saudi and Kuwait.
Thomas employs a team of talented crafters to help him in his work, and together they have won Best in Show at NYCC, Anime Expo, and have even been awarded “Largest mobile costume” award by the Guinness Book of World Records four times. He has also been successful on social media, with over 400 million views of his work on YouTube and over a billion views on Facebook.

Workshop - How to Make a Cyber Arm, with Thomas DePetrillo of Extreme Costumes, Saturday, Sept 25 @2pm

Gregory Harris | Spa-Con Hot Springs, AR

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 over 50 other reporters nationwide. Gregory enjoys using special effects including a floating Cloak of Levitation and hologram projector to cast spells (Dr. Strange) and long extended flex arms (Reed Richards).

Appearance Schedule to be Announced!

Nerd Revelations | Spa-Con Hot Springs, AR

Nerd Revelations

Erica, known as Nerd Revelations Cosplay, has had a passion for cosplay and conventions since 2008. As a dedicated hobbyist, she spends most of her free time crafting and putting together costumes. Her cosplays span across multiple genres. Some of her favorites include: Warrior Princess Peach, Sith Lord, Cindy Aurum (Final Fantasy XV), Shiny Chariot (Little Witch Academia), Scarlett (G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero), Wolverine (X-23), Poison Ivy, Rick Sanchez, Black Widow.

EmmyLou | Spa-Con Hot Springs, AR

EmmyLou

EmmyLou has been cosplaying since 2014. Since her first cosplay as Harley Quinn, she knew she never wanted to stop. Some of her signature cosplays include: Naruto, Oogie Boogie, and Jackie Frost. In addition to cosplaying at conventions, Emmylou is also a passionate photographer, makeup artist, and Youtuber.

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Knightmage | Spa-Con Hot Springs, AR

Lori Petty

MCubed | Spa-Con Hot Springs, AR

Phil Ortiz

Extreme Costumes | Spa-Con Hot Springs, AR

Gustav Carlson

Kody Sandwich | Spa-Con Hot Springs, AR

Kody Sandwich