Lana Star

Written by Cherry City Comic Con. Posted in 2018 Special Guests, Pro Wrestler, Wrestler

Lana Star

Lana Star is a model and actress in Los Angeles and is also a professional wrestler!

She has appeared on billboards, magazines, catalogs, was a football champion in the Lingerie Football League and acted in many TV shows, movies, commercials, music videos.  Lana has appeared on numerous wrestling shows such as Wrestlicious, WOW (Longest reigning champ) and even WWE.

Lana worked opposite Robert Downey Jr, in the first Iron Man movie, She had a lead role in the horror movie “Ulterior Motives a reality show nightmare” playing Kandy Norton and had a recurring role on the recent Cameron Crowe series “Roadies” playing the role of Sandy.  Lana has also made many appearances in Playboy and is a popular Benchwarmer trading cards model

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Jim Shooter

Written by Cherry City Comic Con. Posted in 2018 Special Guests, Artist, Artist, Writer, Writer

James C. Shooter

Jim Shooter started writing Superman and other titles for DC Comics at the age of 13 in 1965.  He worked his way through high school writing stories, laying out pages and designing covers.

He was hired by Marvel Comics in 1976 as Associate Editor and in 1978 became Editor in Chief.  He introduced benefits, royalties and other incentives for creators that attracted a legion of phenomenal talents who, under his oversight, authored a decade of brilliant creativity and unparalleled success.  Jim wrote several notable series including the Avengers and Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars.  He also headed up the creative teams that developed G.I. Joe and Transformers.

Jim went on to found Voyager Communications in 1989, where he was the CEO and President.  He also served as Editor in Chief, principal creator, head writer and occasional artist for the highly acclaimed comics published under the VALIANT imprint, which included Magnus Robot Fighter, Solar Man of the Atom, Harbinger, X-O Manowar, UNITY and more.

Later, Jim founded DEFIANT and Broadway Comics.  At each of these he served as CEO, Editor in Chief and principal creatorDEFIANT properties include Warriors of Plasm and Dark DominionBroadway stars include Star Seed, Fatale and Knights on Broadway.

In 2009, he was hired by Dark Horse Comics to do a second redevelopment of Gold Key comics characters Turok Son of Stone, Mighty Samson, Doctor Solar, Magnus Robot Fighter and others.

Currently, Jim serves as Creative Director and Editor in Chief for Illustrated Media Group, which produces custom comics for promotion and advertising and has provided creative services to clients including Intel, the Mill Pond Group, Dark Horse and more.  Under the auspices of Illustrated Media, Jim writes a popular comics-related blog,

Magic Wheelchair

Written by Cherry City Comic Con. Posted in Cosplay, Special Guests

Ryan and Lana Weimer, the founders of Magic Wheelchair, have five children, three of whom were born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, which requires the use of wheelchairs for the entirety of their lives.

Each Halloween, Ryan made the biggest, “baddest” costumes he could for his children Keaton, Addi and Bryce, for many years. This has been an amazing experience for the Weimer family, one that they wanted to share with other families. In 2015, Ryan and Lana decided to make that happen and started the non-profit organization that seeks to put a smile on the face of every child in a wheelchair.

Our vision is to put a smile on the face of every child in a wheelchair by transforming their wheelchairs into awesomeness created by our hands and their imaginations. Our mission is to give kids in wheelchairs an unforgettable experience by creating custom costumes for them at no expense to their families.

Zombie Grimm

Written by Cherry City Comic Con. Posted in Cosplay, Special Guests

Known as ZombieGrimm from Salem Geek Speak Podcast with Svengali and UnDeadKat geeks in the geeky know on the GEEK of Salem. After a short Navy career, this Kentucky boy transplanted to Oregon in 2004 and has been making “cosplay” ever since. Costume builder, prop maker and geek at the plasmacore. He’s a jack of all trades. Zombie uses the method of Papercura to create costumes out of paper, glue and patience. Zombie has also been expanding his skills into the realm of 3-D Printing under the name Shadow of a Zombie Inc.

Andrew Shayde

Written by Cherry City Comic Con. Posted in Actor, Special Guests, Writer

Andrew grew up in Kentucky and is a former National Champion Cheerleader featured twice on ESPN. Later, Andrew appeared on the Emmy Award Winning series The Amazing Race and several independent films and stage plays. Currently, Andrew can be heard around Oregon and online through his radio segment and podcast. His first comic book series, he wrote and created, is available called Monsters Among Us.