Andrew Shayde

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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.

Clyde Lewis

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Clyde is a powerful voice in parapolitical and paranormal news and commentary. With a diverse background in news, acting, writing and radio, he entertains and captivates audiences across multiple platforms. Lewis’ career in radio began in Utah in 1982 and he created Ground Zero in 1995 in Salt Lake City. Lewis has produced Ground Zero programs online, on radio and on television. The program (which takes its name from the scientific definition of the term) joined FM News 101 KXL in Portland, OR in 2011 and consistently ranks #1 in the market.

Ground Zero is nationally syndicated by Premiere Networks and broadcasting on close to 300 radio stations across the country.

Lewis has appeared in a SHOWTIME special with magicians Penn & Teller, as well as the television programs, Sightings, Strange Universe, The Conspiracy Channel and the Discovery Channel special, Return to the Bermuda Triangle. He has been published in Paranoia Magazine, UFO Magazine and Unknown Magazine, and has been featured in Rolling Stone. Lewis is the model for characters in such books as Safe House by Andrew Vachss, Supernatural Law by Batton Lash and Alien Invasion by Michael Tresca. His three published books are Riding The Shockwave, Disclosure: UFOS, and Resist The Darkness.

A fan of B-horror and science-fiction movies, comic books and mythology, Lewis has also published his own fanzines and co-written scripts for television and radio. He appeared in the movies Nightfall, which he co-wrote with director Kevin Delullo; Cage in Box Elder; and Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger Part IV, in which he provided the voice of the title character.

Website: www.groundzeromedia.org

Emily Addison 2017

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

Emily Addison is an internationally published model/actress with a love for Cosplay!    A centerfold and cover model for Penthouse Magazine, she was named Pet of the Year runner-up in 2012. She has appeared in many men’s magazines including Maxim, American Curves, etc.  She starred as Jenna in the movie Avalanche Sharks and you can also find her on Netflix starring as herself in the comedy movie Celebrity Sex Tape.  Emily gained her popularity in the fetish scene before stepping into the adult world. She now plans to crossover into mainstream while pursuing a career in New York real estate.

She is a regular at New York Comic Con and San Diego Comic Con, signing for pinup artist, Nicole Brune and has posed for Nicole since 2010, being featured in a series of Princess Leia parody paintings, including Daddy’s Little Princess which has been cosplayed by many Star Wars fans! She has also been painted several times by the amazing artist, Lorenzo Sperlonga, and graced the cover of Heavy Metal Magazine as well as his newest book!.  Recently she has been keeping busy working with Paul Heyman from the WWE and his Heyman Hustle.

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Kimberly J. Brown

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Award Winning Actress Kimberly J. Brown began acting at age 5.

On Broadway, she appeared in a history-making three shows by the age of nine: John Guare’s Four Baboons Adoring the Sun, Les Miserables (singing solo as Young Cosette) and the Tony winning revival of Showboat. She earned an Emmy nomination for her role of Marah Lewis, on TV’s longest running daytime drama, Guiding Light, which she played from 1993-1998 and in 2006.

Brown is best known to the tween set for her highly rated Disney Channel movies including Halloweentown I, II and III (Halloweentown High), where she stars with the legendary Debbie Reynolds as Marnie, a teenage witch who discovers she has magical powers. She starred Quints for the channel as well.

Brown’s additional television credits include starring in Stephen King’s mini-series Rose Red as an autistic and gifted telekinetic; and Hallmark Hall of Fame’s My Sister’s Keeper, as a manic-depressive schizophrenic acting opposite Lynn Redgrave. She’s appeared in skits for the Late Show w/David Letterman, Saturday Night Live and has been seen on such shows as Law & Order:  SVU, Touched By An Angel, Two of a Kind, Unhappily Ever After, and more.

On the feature film side, Kimberly played John Travolta & Uma Thurman’s assistant in Be Cool, (the sequel to Get Shorty), Bringing Down the House w/Steven Martin & Queen Latifah (playing his daughter), Friendship! for Sony and Universal’s horror feature Big Bad Wolf. The New York Times labeled Brown’s coming of age role in the Indie film Tumbleweeds: “…the child performance of the year,” where she appeared with Golden Globe winner and Oscar nominee, Janet McTeer. Brown later went on to win the Independent Spirit Award for Best Debut Performance.

Uttering the immortal “Silly Rabbit, Trix are for Kids,” Brown has lent her voice to many of General Mills animated commercials, and Disney’s animated feature, A Bug’s Life. She also voices the animated character’s “Miyu” in Miyu: The Vampire Princess and “Lena” in WB’s Little Polar Bear. It is also Brown narrating (with a North Carolinian accent) Dancing in the Cadillac Light, a book on tape by Kimberly Willis Holt.

Most recently, Brown was seen in the recurring role of “Shana Taylor” throughout the first season of AMC’s drama series “Low Winter Sun,” starring Mark Strong. When she’s not working, Kimberly loves to write, produce and perform in her own improv comedy sketches for her YouTube Channel. She’s an alumni of the Second City Improv Conservatory program, and currently trains and performs at Upright Citizen’s Brigade (UCB). She is also developing a couple of films, including co-producing the award-winning screenplay Slot King, in which she will also act in a supporting role. The ever versatile actress/producer can now add author to her resume with her new children’s book called “Poppins Pumpkin Patch Parade.”

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Jason Carter

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Best known to sci-fi fans for his role as Ranger Marcus Cole on Babylon 5, Jason Carter, born in London on September 23, 1960, is a British stage, film and television actor.

Leads in school plays and summers at the National Youth Theater of Great Britain led to three years at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). In the Physical Theatre classes taught by Jane Gibson, who trained under Jacque le Coq in Paris, Jason found the acting and thinking tools that would inform his approach to his professional work.

Graduating in 1981 after a three-month tour of Holland and Belgium playing Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, Jason pursued his craft in a variety of roles. High points include playing Macbeth at Chichester Festival Theatre, three long runs in the London West End: The Sleeping Prince with Omar Sharrif, Simon Gray’s Melon with Alan Bates, Simon Gray’s The Common Pursuit directed by the author, and Steven Berkoff’s Royal National Theatre production of Oscar Wilde’s Salome. In British television, Jason starred in two series, a mini series, a number of TV movies and numerous guest star roles.

Jason has enjoyed collaborating with many directors developing characters and evolving scenes. He worked closely with Jason Lehel whilst starring in Boiling Point, Gil Cates JR. on The Mesmerist, and Nick Ward on Working Title’s Dakota Road for which, at the Festival du Cinema Britannique de Dinard, Jason received a commendation for his performance as “Raif” from chairman of the judges, Ben Kingsley. The director’s chair is an as yet unrealized creative interest for Jason that he looks to pursue for the future in addition to his acting work.

On American television Jason has had many roles, beginning with Connor, the hero’s nemesis on the pilot episode of Viper, and guest starring in many popular series including Beverley Hills 90210, Angel, Sentinel, Lois and Clark, and 3rd Rock From the Sun. When Jason auditioned for Marcus Cole on Babylon 5, he had been told it was to guest star, and so was delighted when his surprised agent informed him it was a three-year contract and he had secured the role – a role that would change his life.

Whilst making Babylon 5, fine actor and dear friend, Richard Biggs suggested they partner up and develop fun classes to jointly share the craft they both loved. Richard and Jason would hold The Biggs and Carter Experience at conventions until Richard’s death in 2004.

In 2013, Jason can be found at international conventions celebrating the 20th anniversary of the “Babylon 5” pilot and on his public Facebook page, enjoying sharing both geeky humor, geeky fact, and geeky postulation.

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Michael Ann Young

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Originally from Chicago, Michael Ann began her professional acting career, at the age of ten, working as a child voice-over artist and jingle singer for such companies as Kraft, Sears and United Airlines. She went on to perform in Steppenwolf’s Young Peoples Company and received her BFA in Theater from The University of Illinois/Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. She moved to Los Angeles, where she has appeared on many television shows, including Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990), Saved by the Bell (1989) and General Hospital (1963) and has also voiced several characters on the hit cartoon show, South Park (1997). Michael Ann has performed in theater throughout the United States and Europe. Most recently, she performed the role of Jeanie in the European tour of the musical, Hair. Her theater credits include, but are not limited to, Bye Bye Birdie (Kim), Pajama Game (Mae), Best Little Whore House in Texas (Shy), Lydie Breeze (Gussie) and A Little Hotel on the Side (Victoire). In Los Angeles, she won a Dramalogue Award for her performance as “Lulu” in the Wedekind play, of the same name. Michael Ann has also co-written a full-length feature film, Posing as Bardot, and wrote, produced and starred in the short film, Sexy Space Sirens from Siberon (2001), that debuted at the Slamdance and Lapdance film festivals in Park City, Utah.

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