We at Emiko’s Mini Convention is extremely proud to present not just one Guests of Honor, but four for our 2015 event!
To begin with we have the invincible, incredible Brian Connor! Mister Connor is known for his unique cosplay designs and also for his charity work within the region of Waterloo. Now, we turn our attention to the sensational Bradie Whetham from Goosebumps, Wind at my Back, and who can forget the TV advertisements of the Gusher Ads! And talking about nineties television nostalgia, we also have on hand the most memorable host from the Youth Television Network, the spectacular P.J Phil. And. Just. To. add a little bit more to everything… From the Intergalactic and fantasticTV show known as Sailor Moon, we have the one and only Toby Proctor, in-where Mister Proctor has played the iconic character known as Tuxedo Mask!
All of our Guests and Guests of Honor, will be on hand to meet their fans and participate in our panels and work shops throughout the event weekend. More information about each guest is posted below to share…
As some may know, Toby Proctor has been involved in the entertainment industry for over 30 years. He started on stage at the age of 8 playing the lead role of Little Lord Fauntleroy at the Confederation Centre for the Performing Arts in Prince Edward Island. He then moved on to performing in many Canadian series as a guest star as well as US features. Toby played Tackleberry in the Warner Brothers series Police Academy in Vancouver for 26 one hour episodes. He also voiced Flash in the Flash Gordon animated series in 1996. Most notably he voiced the character Tuxedo Mask in the series Sailor Moon. Toby has worked alongside the likes of Kathy Bates, Dianne Wiest, Jon Voight and many more. Although he spends most of his time
working behind the scenes in casting these days, his most impressive production to date is raising his three little ones, Sydney, Ellie and Sam with his amazing wife Kaite.
We are extremely proud to have Mister Proctor as a guest for this year’s event
Phil Guerrero is an actor and writer, known for his work in Pelswick (2000), Warp (1999) and The Ladies Man (2000).
And with that, if you were a kid in the 90’s, then you know PJ Phil!!! Host of YTV’s The Zone segments for a few minutes every day, he was a teacher, and a friend to kids everywhere! He’d cover topics from bullying to the coolest toys, read letters from viewers, and chat with Snit, the freaky bubblegum creature with impeccable teeth. It was an after school experience shared by millions that helped define a generation of Canadian kids growing up in the 90’s. Mister Guerrero also did voice work for Eduardo in “Pelswick”, for Nelvana Animation, hosting of the comic/video game show “The Anti Gravity Room”, which aired on YTV, and hosted the lifestyle television series Feng Shui Life, from 2003-2004. Recently Phil has joined a Goth/Industrial band Razed in Black, as their lead guitar player R.i.B, who have been Touring North America since 2003. With that being said, here is Mister Phil Guerrero’s IMDB page http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0346240/ and NEEDLESS to say, we’re extremely pleased to announce him as a part of this year’s Emiko’s Mini Convention 2015!
A local youth actor and musician, Bradie will be making an appearance at Emiko’s Mini Convention, 2015! He has been in many films, commercials, and series, such as The Snow Queen (2005), Goosebumps, Wind at my Back, and Gusher Ads!. He also creates his own nerdy/geeky rap music, http://bradiewhetham.bandcamp.com with his YouTube channel- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoKbjeYkWik_F63NVPCSWDg. He is sure to be a delight!
and for your delight here is Mister Whetham demo video
Brian Connor is an inventor of sorts – We think he is mostly responsible for the creation of the electronic power suit that is built with Stark Enterprises technology – however Brian’s biggest claim to fame is the creation of Little Iron Girl that is known for accidentally tipping cars over, out running her school buses and just having a cute factor that can warm any super villain’s cold heart (or so we have heard).
Sky Westman, who hails from London, Ontario, will be making his first appearance at this year’s EMC. Sky is a costume designer who has created some excellent and authentic replicas with his legendary craftsmanship of various trades. He has also dabbled in prop design, creating many authentic weapons and additions to his costumes. Sky is a master craftsman who likes to put his various talents to use. His creations come from his interest in comic books, science fiction and horror. Truly someone to make a trip to see!
RCEHoppe: Here is a well known media personality in the Greater Toronto Area and the Waterloo Region, and in addition to his greatness, RCEHoppe is the host of the Weekly Trending Fandom Show, a Radio/Television Broadcast syndication (website here) which airs on 100.3 Sound FM. RCEHoppe knows what’s what in the culture scene, and he is also a seasoned convention veteran with countless conventions of all types under his belt. RCEHoppe is also heavily engaged with numerous community events and groups.
Oh, hey guys! Don’t forget about me, Kitchener’s merc with a mouth! Yeah, my demon of a wifey (I mean that in a good way), Shiklah is givin’ me a free pass for the weekend, and I’m gonna use it to wreak havoc… I mean, show my support, at the first EVER KITCHENER’s Comic Con! Now, what do I wear? Duel-katanas… now that’s sharp! What about… yeah, two fisted MP5K sub-machine guns… some custom Colts… BUT… This is a KID’S show? Why I am here?? Oh yeah – hidden TREASURE! ( I think that I only need a shovel ) HEY LOOK AT THAT? Isn’t it cool when I’m typing things out in capitals, it SOUNDS like i am YELLING, but not saying anything and you’re reading it that way ? TOO COOL! Here let’s put this in your brain! DEADPOOL is the best EVER!! EVER!!! EVER !!!!! (one more time) EVER!!!! HA! And Just reading over the star list of guest here, What the HELL is a “Chocobodo” ?!?! (thankfully a shovel has more than just one use) and what’s that ? OMG – “THAT JOKER GUY”? *Cha-Ching* PAYDAY! … soon! NOW what I am I doing again? Oh, yeah, I’m gonna be a while. CAN You DIG it? See you there! With LOVE! -KW Deadpool (EVER !) PS… LIKE me NOW! https://www.facebook.com/kwdeadpool
If one was to be judged, there is a person from Sector 519, to make sure you are judged properly! JUDGE BROWN will be attending this year’s EMC, and his primary focus is to maintain the proper code of conduct with the attending events he patrols.
JUDGE BROWN is a personalized Judge character from the JUDGE DREDD movie universe, and the character is something to live up to. Since the movie was unable to expand on the world it was set in, the making of props, vehicles or characters is left to the fan’s imagination, and with that the mechanics from Sector 519; the Hall of Justice department, has an off-road LAW bike, various con-safe props and other nuances that might be showcased at this year’s event.
Lastly, for anyone who saw the Judge Dredd movies knows that anyone can be a judge from any; gender, race, religion, orientation, and if you’re willing to uphold the LAW and protect the citizens of your city – Your Mega City Sector Justice Department wants you.
Jessie-Chan is a creative and kind cosplayer based in the GTA area. She started attending conventions in 2009 at Anime North, which lit a spark which grew into a flame, and had her immerse herself into Cosplay ever since.
She is best known for her portrayal of Hatsune Miku, though she prides herself on other works such as Zelda from Legend of Zelda, Panty from Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt, and other various well-known female characters.
Since 2009, Jessie-Chan has attended a number of conventions and has been responsible for organizing small fun cosplay events, like Cosplay Picnics, assisting with the cosplay community, and working with Cactus Mafia Wig Company as a sales rep in helping others find the perfect wig for there Cosplay!
It’s Jessie-Chan’s hope to Cosplay as much as she can, to bring a smile on people’s faces, to be friends with everyone and to gather everyone together in the cosplay world !
To date, Jessie-Chan has been a Guest at numerous conventions and she really looks forward to what we hope will be a bright and a beautiful future in welcoming those new to the cosplay community in supporting and helping people in need.
Check out Jessie-Chan Facebook fan page at: https://www.facebook.com/ArilaCosplay?__mref=message_bubble
Shelle-chii is a Journeyman level cosplayer, who has been cosplaying for about 5 years now. Starting off small, she used to make her cosplays out of pre-made pieces, altering them to make simple cosplays. Over the last while, she has began to fully make her own cosplays, delving deeply into prop and armor crafting. She is known for big props and creative twists she puts into her creations. Shelle is a member of “GeekXGirls” and has appeared as a cosplay guest to a few cons in the community. Shelle loves to meet new people, so when you see her, go say hi, and feel free to ask any questions you may have. More on Shelle Nicole Dububu can be found at : https://www.facebook.com/shellechan
Angie from Angelic Twilight Cosplay comes from Cambridge, Ontario, and had been cosplaying since 2013. This us her first year at EMC but will certainly not be her last. Angie is a Cosplayer who finds inspiration for cosplays from video games she plays and animes/webcomics she follows. Find more at her Facebook fan page Angelic Twilight Cosplay:https://www.facebook.com/angelictwilightcosplay AND we pleased to have her as part of our 2015 guest class .
As a shadow falls upon the region of Waterloo – a cry for help echoes in the night and a Dark Knight heeds the call, and with his fists of justice, the London Batman will be making his way to Kitchener and just by chance, he may be showing off his bat-suits and other fun stuff of the like.
Alfonso Espinos is an award winning Canadian comic book creator and illustrator. He is the founder of Studiocomix Press where he is the project’s chief editor, publishing the ongoing series The Night Spike, also art directing, publishing and writing in titles like “All Jack City” “2010” “The guy with the Crystal Skull” “The six faces of dice” “The Victory” “Perdu Cirque” and “Dark Blood”.
In 2010 he was invited to participate in the creation of the Stan Lee Foundation Logo and organized the Cambridge Comic Arts Festival in conjunction with Idea Exchange where he has taught as a Manga and illustrator instructor for the past six years.
EMC proudly announces another special guest, the multi-talented – Sam Noir.
A writer, cartoonist and toymaker, Sam’s comic work includes Cerebus: Low Society, Steampunk Originals from Arcana and Monstrosity II published by Alterna Comics. He is the also the co-creator of indie comics titles Holmes Vs. Moriarty, Victorian 4, Munchsters and the web comics series Fan Fiction the Comic Strip and Clanky @ Future Academy. He also edits the humour anthology Heady Mental, and Megozine: the Official Magazine of the Mego Museum. Please welcome, Sam Noir!
Bones McKay is the co-founder of McKay & Gray Publications.
McKay currently is the editor of The Running Bunny a LGBT+ fiction e-zine. As well he is the writer of *Pretty Mouth *and *Sovereign: The Most Amazing Comic Ever*. McKay works alongside his adorable artist friend Ursula Gray. They strive to showcase diversity and foster growth in the creative community.
More on McKay & Gray Publications can be found at: www.mckayandgray.tumblr.com/
Marshal Commander Adenn: A-10 (Alpha-ten) of the Sector 5, Fifth Deep Core Army of the New Order 1st Galactic Empire is an Imperial Clone Stormtrooper in the Imperial Armed Forces (or I.A.F.) . Once part of the Grand Army of the Republic (or G.A.R.) until the Jedi plot to take over was foiled and Order 66 was carried out. His missions are to hunt down and destroy any remaining threats. The remaining Jedi will be hunted down and defeated. Any collaborators will suffer the same fate.
Commander Adenn (pronounced AH-DENN and meaning “Merciless” in Mando’a, the Mandalorian language) is an Alpha-Class Advanced Recon Commando, a group of 100 Advanced Recon Commandos created from Jango Fett’s DNA by the cloners of Kamino. A-10’s mission to Earth is simple. Conscript, conquer or destroy for the betterment of this galaxy’s society and to ensure safety, security, justice and peace with the newly formed Tri-City Empire.
We’re the good guys!
And just who is the Chocobodo? Well he’s a mythical creature of happiness that hails from Krawk Island, in the world of Neopia! He’s a dastardly (and cuddly) pirate who is out to pillage all the sweets! He may be the worst pirate you’ll ever hear of, but at least you’ve heard of him.
So with that – hide your candy, because Chocobodo is on his way to this year’s Emiko’s Mini Convention, and oh – the fun times that are ahead. More on Chocobodo can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/Chocobodo
Delmerio “Del” Morgado is a Toronto based online radio show producer and founder of DFH Studios. As some may know Dell had started his adventure in Media by producing Video homemade movies and other things like that. Over the years, Del has got involved with several other media projects such as live improv skits, getting involved with the cosplay community, and starting his own online radio show that can be only be found on reality radio 101 on Tuesday evenings and from that, Del has been called the next Howard Stern by individuals within the broadcast industry. Needless to say, Del’s future seems to be limitless and we are pleased to have him for this year’s EMC.
The Gaming Yeti
The Game Yeti is a mythical creature from the land known as “Phoenix Arizona”. “Phoenix Arizona” is a mythical place of gaming! But conquering all of the gamers that may may lie within with in his wake, the mythical gaming creature has heard about all of the Fantastic Adventures that take place within the gaming community of Waterloo. SO with that the Gaming Yeti will be on hand just to see all of the cool gaming events that this years event will have on hand.
Toronto’s Pink Power Ranger
The Pink Ranger is stopping by to help defeat the evil that may lie within the Region of Waterloo…Go-GO Pink Power Ranger!
WIth in the world of fandom, there are fans and in the world of Wrestling, there are Wrestling Marks. A Wrestling Mark is a fan of wrestling who does not, or chooses not to, follow the backstage politics of the sport.
And this year we have Al Ruddick, Ontario’s Biggest Wrestling Mark on hand to share his love and insight for the art of wrestling.
LOAD UP THE SPACESHIP WITH THE ROCKET FUEL!
Mister Daven Brown is a comicbook, anime, sci-fi, fan. Dabbling in writing, art, prop building, filmmaking and for three years he has been training in the Canadian Forces. With more passion than skill, in 2009 Daven made a YouTube fan page named StephsVoice paying respects to his favorite DC character – Stephanie Brown a.k.a. Spoiler/Robin/Batgirl.
Mister Daven Brown skill’s and insight will be on hand has he attends panels and workshops throughout the EMC weekend.
As Dalek Harper coast through the galaxy in searching for other’s of it’s kind – Dalek Harper is stoping by just to see if others of his species are at this year’s event …homeless, friendless and heartless, Dalek Harper may be in joy to see the little with humans running around ? OR will Dalek Harper turn on the goodness of fandom kind? “WHO” knows.
Come on out and say hi to Dalek Harper at this event.
Dalek Harper facebook page can be found at : https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=516630855&fref=ts
Please Note: That Dalek Harper is afraid of flash photography so it may be wise to take your photos in secret
Koi’s are ornamental varieties of domesticated common carp (Cyprinus carpio) that are kept for decorative purposes in outdoor koi ponds or water gardens.
Koi varieties are distinguished by coloration, patterning, and scalation. Some of the major colors are white, black, red, yellow, blue, and cream. The most popular category of Koi is the Gosanke, which is made up of the Kohaku, Taisho Sanshoku, and Showa Sanshoku varieties….but these things simply do not apply towards our next individual. Some say he’s a figment of imagination of drunk university students, as others swear that this individual has swings from the rooftops to battle crime within the streets of Kitchener. Regardless of these things, the Koi has heard the underground rumors that Dr. Stevil will be in town. As a result, the Koi is coming to this year’s event to protect the citizens of Kichener from Dr. Stevil evil deeds .. or so we hope. MORE on the Koi can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wwO3YOQsSE
Originally created in the 80’s, programmed in the 90’s, and trained in advanced body moving; DJ Nytrix now brings the music to make the people come together. He has been known to host various themed boogies in the K-W region from funk to pirates, space jams to steam punk ragtime, always with a smile and style all on his own. A self appointed Archon of music, DJ Nytrix tends to lean his musical tastes to electro, dance, funk, electro-swing, trance, drum and base, 90’s, and various feel good tunes. Just remember disco didn’t die, it just needs some help getting back to the future.
>> DJ Nytrix will be our in house DJ for our Friday night Pop and Chip dance dance party!
As The Lone Ranger had Quicksilver, and the Duke boys having their General Dodge Charger and Michael Knight had his futuristic black 1984 Pontiac Trans Am – known as K.I.T.T ! AND with that Austin Powers with his Austin MINI ? Well my friend we are proud to announce at this year’s EMC will have the Union Jack British-built Austin MINI on hand for all of you Austin Powers Fans out there – A groovy sight to marvel? YEAH BABY!
We are currently still working our events scheduled we should have things posted soon
To see our 2014 guests class please click the following: