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.

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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Dez Creepcore

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

Dez Creepcore is a cosplayer, artist, writer, traveler, and gamer from Salt Lake City, UT. She began her cosplay adventure 4 years ago and is well known for adding unique details to her outfits. Since then she has been invited to attend conventions as a Featured Cosplay guest, panelist guest, and has been a part children’s charities along with volunteer events.

Dez has been focusing on growing her cosplay collection which covers characters from comic books, video games, and anime. With her tattoos and piercings, Dez likes to break the mold of character accuracy and embraces diversity in cosplay.

In her free time she loves to catch up on her comic books, play video games and stream them, travel the world and conventions, blogging, and practice her weapon crafting with different types of foam! People like to say Dez is the girly geeky girl next door and she’s not afraid to be herself!

DC Doll

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

DC Doll started cosplaying back in 2008 at a local SLC anime convention and it was all down hill from there. Like many, she grew up with the Batman Animated Series, X-Men and video games. The love of nerd things run deep in this young padawan. Since then she’s been part of charity events local and cross state borders such as Toys 4 Tots, and Primary Children’s. Featured as a cosplay panelist, and guest. Recently became a model and student for master seamstress SIQ Clothing and has been invited to many of their events modeling off their amazing work.

In her down time you’ll find her at her gym or running at the track, reading and adding to her massive collection of comics, watching comic book movies and playing video games.

If you see her at a con never hesitate to come up and talk comics, photography, tattoos, or video games. Her friends say she’s a dork with a heart of gold this one.