ETSU-Con 2018 Guest List:
Nolan North is an American actor and voice actor born in New Haven, Connecticut. He has been described as "the nearest thing the games industry has to a bona fide leading man." He is most well known for his voice work as Desmond Miles from the Assassin's Creed video game series, and Nathan Drake from the Uncharted series.
North majored in journalism at the University of North Carolina with a baseball scholarship. He worked as a reporter for almost a year in New Jersey before moving to New York City to pursue stand-up comedy and acting. North eventually relocated to Hollywood and was cast in the General Hospital spin-off series, Port Charles, playing Dr. Chris Ramsey during the show's run from 1997 to 2003. He married fellow Port Charles actress Jill Murray in 1999 and has two children. During Port Charles' run, he worked on a few video games as a voice actor and began to focus on voice acting following Port Charles' cancelation.
Other notable video game voice work includes roles as the Prince in Prince of Persia, The Penguin in Batman: Arkham City, Shun in Ar tonelico II: Melody of Metafalica, Vossler in Final Fantasy XII, Desmond Miles in the Assassin's Creed series, Eradan in Lord of the Rings: War in the North, Doctor Edward Richtofen in Call of Duty: World at War and Call of Duty: Black Ops, Brawl in Transformers: War for Cybertron, Ghost Rider in Marvel:Ultimate Alliance, Shadow Demon, Lycanthrope, Lone Druid, Brewmaster, Gyrocopter, Ogre Magi , Meepo and the Keeper of the Light in Dota 2, and Deadpool in Hulk Vs. and Marvel vs Capcom 3 and recently as Captain Martin Walker in Spec Ops: The Line. He also voiced the personality spheres and defective turrets in Portal 2 and voiced Merasmus and the Bombinomicon in Team Fortress 2.
North is also well known for his animation roles such as Cyclops in Wolverine and the X-Men, Snow Job in G.I. Joe: Renegades, Raphael in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, both Superman and Superboy in Young Justice, and just so. many. more!
The Super Beard Bros.!
Jirard “The Completionist” Khalil and Alex Faciane started Super Beard Bros to give you feeling of chillin out with them on the couch, with their Playstation, or their Xbox, or their Switch, and just laughin’ relaxin’ and playing whatever cool new Mario, Sonic, Pokemon, or any other type of dope game they think of next! Alex does the trivia, and Jirard beats the games!
Psychotic biotic? Check. Post-apocalyptic wasteland wanderer? Check. Six to 11 year old superhero in training? Check and check! That’s right; Jack from the Mass Effect games, Sole Survivor in Fallout 4 and K.O. on Cartoon Network’s “OK K.O.- Let’s Be Heroes!” all share the same vocal cords…those of actress Courtenay Taylor!
You’ll also recognize her voice as that of Ada Wong in Resident Evil 6 & RE:Damnation, Serina in Halo Wars, Jedi Juhani In Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic and Amanda Holliday in Destiny! She’s Starla on CN’s Regular Show, Hex in the Skylanders franchise and voices roles in other popular video games like Telltale’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Titanfall 2, Evolve, XCom, Halo Wars, Fallout New Vegas and 100+ more!
You may also see her in live action projects like the cult classic Cannes-awarded feature Rubber as well as TV shows like Criminal Minds.
Hanging Zodiiac Cosplay!
Hanging Zodiiac has been cosplaying for 4 years, has won several awards (some here
at ETSU-Con!), makes props, costumes, and is a special effects artist!
Be sure to check her out on Instagram at:
(We're so pumped for some Fallout 4 survivor and Courtenay Taylor photo ops though!) Be sure to drop by her table and say hey!
R Sparrow Moose!
Photo credit Rosson PhotographyYou may know them for their ab contour cosplays, Sparrow Moose is a cosplayer based
in Middle Tennessee. They’ve been honing their craft since 2007. While their specialty
is cross dressing, they also have trained in various areas of performance and theatrical
arts since the age of three.
Sparrow Moose has also been a featured extra on several episodes of the hit television series, “Nashville”, as well as several student films. They’ve also been on cast at Nashville’s Play Dance Bar, where the performed the art of drag professionally, as both a king and a bio-queen. They’ve won several awards in both drag pageants and cosplay contests.
Also an aspiring manga artist, Sparrow Moose debuted their manga, Celestial Wizard Hoshi, online on February 14th, 2017, via Webtoon.
Crash Candy Cosplay!
"Crash Candy Cosplay (Jane) is a 20 year old cosplayer from East Tennessee of four years experience, who uses her love of video games and all the skills she has learned from the community to bring her favorite characters to life. On top of her specialties in prop-making and FX makeup, she is also a strong cos-positivity advocate. She took her first title competitively at Yama-Con: Third Time’s a Charm in 2014, and through her years she has received multiple other awards at various conventions, including Best in Show at ETSUcon 2016.
Whether her cosplays are straight from the source such as her Mad Moxxi from Borderlands, or interpretations like her gender-bent Reinhardt from Overwatch, or even bizarrely nostalgic like her Miss Crystal Pepsi, she’s always naturally commanding attention on the con floor"
Come see her panels at ETSU-Con 2018 to learn Cosplay Tricks and Secrets from a Professional!
Ellis Cosplay and Grump Guppy Cosplay!
The pair have been making cosplay and attending conventions for 8 years, having gone to over 80 conventions to date and hosted dozens of panels. Together the two have strived to make the cosplay community inclusive, especially for plus sized and LGBT individuals.
Ellis is a North Carolina native, specializing in special effects makeup, having worked for anime convention runways projects and several Halloween haunts. Their skill are shown at most with horror and gore makeup and sewing.
Loukas is an eastern Tennessee native and has been making props and armor for years. Any kind of big complex weapons or swords is what he enjoys working with most.
The two can’t wait to show their skills and teach others about their craft in the “Cosplay Props and Horror Makeup” workshop!