Guests Of Honor

WRITER GUEST OF HONOR

William Webb

Born, raised and warped in West Tennessee, William Webb wrote his first stories in grade school, scaring his parents, teachers and friends. And that was before he found comic books and science ficition.  The release in 2016 of his Last Brigade series changed his career path by actually giving him a career path. The Time Wars and Sharp Steel and High Adventure soon followed.


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Cosplay Guest of Honor

BewitchedRaven

By age 25 he’d read all of the classics…Robert E. Howard, Fritz Leiber, Harold Lamb, Michael Moorcock and Roger Zelazny. Indulging himself in a double concentration at the University of Memphis of Creative Writing and History, college felt more like a long party than school.

With multiple awards and nominations to his credit, and active membership in the Science Fiction Writers of America, he reached into a long-sealed bag of literary tricks for the nascent idea for Hit World. No telling what else dwells at the bottom of that bag.

BewitchedRaven is a Nashville, TN based cosplayer, gamer, and all around goober. She loves all things geeky and enjoys putting her own unique spin on cosplay designs. Even though she has only been cosplaying since 2011, she has been working in Theater as both a costumer and actress her entire life, leaving waves of creativity and fun wherever she goes! BewitchedRaven is also an advocate for ending bullying in the cosplay and geek communities. She works with multiple volunteer and fundraising groups to help promote positive behavior and body image to other cosplayers and the community.
You can follow BewitchedRaven on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter! www.BewitchedRaven.com

ARTIST GUEST OF HONOR

Matt Henegar

Matt Henegar is an Arkansas born artist and father, currently residing in Tulsa Oklahoma. He has been tattooing for the past 19 years and has traveled around the world making art for people wherever he goes. You can view more of his work on Instagram @matthenegartattoo

Media Guest of Honor

Matthew Atchley

    An actor and artist,  he has been cast in over 20
productions in the last year alone. He performed on episodes of “The Gifted”, The Originals”, “The Resident”, “Nashville”,Ozark”, “MacGyver”, “A Sister’s Secret“, “Snapped”, “Murder Calls”, “What Men Want”, “Homicide Hunter”, and “Special
Election” to name a few.   
He has many more upcoming projects soon to premiere.
    In between his acting gigs and working tirelessly on his artwork, Matthew can be seen across the country almost every weekend as a guest at conventions. Check out his schedule on his page. And if he is not coming to a con near you, contact your local event through social media and let them know you would like to see him there! 
    Some of the celebrities that Matthew has most recently created artwork for are Mike Colter (Luke Cage),  and the legendary Burt Reynolds (only weeks before he passed).  Matthew's artwork of Burt now hangs in the Burt Reynolds Institute for Film and Theatre.

Nerdy Birdy Burlesque

featuring

Ginger Oh Snap

Appearing at Shadowcon this year if the Nerdy Birdy Burlesque Troupe. The group is composed
of performers from Nashville and Memphis plus a couple of ladies from other areas. Their themed
performances are highly suited for our con attendees. You may see a superhero, an evil queen, a
mermaid there could be anything or anybody. So come to the burlesque to see what we have this year
and stash a couple of bucks to bring and toss in the hat for the ladies.

Gaming Guest of Honor

Sean Taylor

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Sean Taylor is an award-winning writer of stories. He grew up telling lies, and he got pretty good at it, so now he writes them into full-blown adventures for comic books, graphic novels, magazines, book anthologies and novels. He makes stuff up for money, and he writes it down for fun. He's a lucky fellow that way.

Sean brings more than two decades of communications and hobby store management background to his role as a vendor liaison with PSi. Sean works with game publishers to determine fit for both mass accounts and hobby stores for games and accessories. Prior to joining PSi, he managed a local hobby and comic store and sought ways to work gaming into other events (like Halloween Comics Fest and Free Comic Book Day), not content to see his beloved games sit neglected during these events. His favorite games are Arkham Horror, Clank in Space, Champions of Midgard, Sky Traders, and Smash Up. He is currently developing a card game based on classic public domain super-heroes.

As a writer, he's best known for his work on the best-selling Gene Simmons Dominatrix comic book series from IDW Publishing and Simmons Comics Group. He has also written comics for TV properties such as the top-rated Oxygen Network series The Bad Girls Club. His other forays into fiction include such realms as steampunk, pulp, young adult, fantasy, super heroes, sci-fi, and even samurai frogs on horseback (seriously, don't laugh). However, his favorite contribution to the world will be as the writer/editor who invented the genre and coined the term "Hookerpunk."

For more information (and mug shots) visit www.thetaylorverse.com and his writer's blog at seanhtaylor.blogspot.com.
 

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