County Pop Culture Con Guest List

All Guest Appearances are subject to change or cancellation

Paranormal

Bob Anderson

Join paranormal podcast crew from Bob After Dark as they spin some tales of unexplained events around Chicago Land, and let you share your own paranormal experiences. 9:15pm Panel Presentation: Bob After Dark Presents: The Paranormal and You.

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Kid Yuki and The Otakus

Kid Yuki and The Otakus

Anime

Kid Yuki and The Otakus is a rock band united under one mission: to bring your favorite anime and video game music to life. Our acoustic show features a list of over 100 songs for you to choose from – songs from anime like One Piece, Attack on Titan, and My Hero Academia; games like Kingdom Hearts, NieR: […]

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I play games

I Play Games

Gaming

The premiere organization for Chicago Video Game Events! To create a fun filled environment where people of all kinds come together and enjoy Video Games! Details to come! I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite […]

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Chicago POC Cosplayers

Chicago POC Cosplayers

Cosplay

A group of cosplayers from different culture backgrounds on a mission to show that cosplay is for everyone. The group was founded by Papa Bear Cosplay, and has been growing with cosplayers from different areas.

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Experimental Gamer

Experimental Gamer

Gaming

Detention: Escape from the Cursed High School! In 1998, fifteen-year old high school student, Erika Shimaki,never returned home from school.  For over twenty years, Erika’s disappearance has been the subject of mystery and speculation. Erika was president of the school’s Ghost Hunters Club.  Journal entries recovered from Erika’s belongings describe her intent to attempt to contact the […]

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Philo Barnhart

Philo Barnhart

Artist and Film Animator

Philo Barnhart is professional film animator from Oak Park, IL, known for his work on feature-length films: The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, The Rescuers Down Under, The Secret of NIMH, Happily Ever After, An American Tail, and special effects for Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Philo worked many animated TV shows and video games […]

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Charles D. Moisant

Charles D. Moisant

Artist and Writer

Charles D. Moisant, is a comic book artist, writer, and the creative director of Silver Phoenix Entertainment (a 100% female owned company). Charles has been publishing comic books since 1991, starting with Kremin. Silver Phoenix Entertainment works with many artists, printing comic titles like Myth Told Tales by Robert Asprin and Jody Lynn Nye, Mystery […]

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Dunn Museum

Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County

Museum

Dunn Museum Operated by the Lake County Forest Preserves and located in Libertyville, Illinois, the Dunn Museum is named for Bess Bower Dunn (1877–1959), Lake County’s first official historian. Marvelocity: The Art of Alex Ross will be on exhibit through September 8, 2019. Considered one of the greatest artists in the field of comic books, Alex Ross has […]

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Phillip Maira

Phillip Maira

Artist

Phillip Maira is a comic book writer from Chicago best known for his annual anthology series, Crackle. In between creating stories for the next volume of Crackle, he is writing his first graphic novel. You can view all his comics online for free at https://phillipmaira.com/portfolio/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/PhilMaira Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/philmairacantwrite/

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Scott Beaderstadt

Scott Beaderstadt

Artist and Writer

Writer: The Mummy (1991) Negative Burn (1993) Quest for Dreams Lost (1987) Trollords (1986) Trollords (1997) Trollords: Death and Kisses (1989) Penciller: Amazing Heroes (1981) Amazing Heroes Swimsuit Special (1990) Carnal Comics: The Inside Story (2004) Comic-Con International: San Diego Souvenir Book (2003) Comics Code Illustrated (1997) Empty Love Stories (1994) The Mummy (1991) Myth-Told […]

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Ambush Vin

Ambush Vin

Chicagoland Nerdcore Hip-Hop Artist

Ambush Vin Ambush Vin scoffed at the notion that urban geeks can’t be taken as credible rap artists outside of niche genres, such as Nerdcore Hip-Hop. He created Darth Prefectus, the original Star Wars-based song and music video that urbanized The Force into a dark and grimy symphony. This track led to two gritty, Fandom-themed Hip-Hop […]

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Duck Family Farms

Duck Family Farms

Gaming

Duck Family Farms Pokemon Tournaments hosted by Duck Family Farms We specialize in vintage and contemporary items, Pokémon, Games Workshop products, video games, and stuffed animal plush toys. We strive to give amazing customer service and leave our customers with the best eBay experience possible. https://www.facebook.com/duckfamilyfarms/ https://www.ebay.com/str/duckfamilyfarms

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Parker Stevenson

Parker Stevenson

Actor

County Pop Culture Con May 25 welcomes Parker Stevenson! His first notable screen appearance was a starring role in the 1972 movie A Separate Peace and it was then that he was first credited as Parker Stevenson. After graduating from Brooks School and Princeton University, where he studied architecture, he moved to Hollywood and landed […]

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AJ Bug Cosplay

AJ Bug Cosplay

Cosplay

My name is AJ and I am a starting cosplayer. Here you will see my WIPs (works in progress), Future cosplays, Finished Cosplays, an Group cosplays as well. Started Cosplaying about 3 years ago but didn’t do it as much since my body type is a little on the heavier side. As the years went […]

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Rick Goldschmidt

RICK GOLDSCHMIDT

Historian/Biographer

RICK GOLDSCHMIDT Rick released his fifth book in December of 2018 entitled The Making of Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town and The Daydreamer, which he will be signing at the show and plans to  release his sixth book in the Spring of 2019 entitled Rankin/Bass’ Frosty the Snowman 50th Anniversary Scrapbook and the Easter […]

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Bob Love

Retired Chicago Bulls Bob Love

Sports

The May 25, 2019 County Pop Culture Con welcomes Bob Love! Robert Earl “Butterbean” Love is an American retired professional basketball player who spent the prime of his career with the National Basketball Association’s Chicago Bulls. A versatile forward who could shoot with either his left or right hand, Love now works as the Bulls’ […]

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Housewife of Horror

Housewife of Horror

Horror Host

Housewife of Horror Housewife of Horror is an Illinois Horror Host. She, along with her Husband, Mister of Horror, brings new life and adventure to the genre of Horror Hosting with their unique Glamour and Retro Charm. You can watch Classic Films with them in their Boo-doir, be entertained by their Special Guests at Household […]

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The Age Of The Geeks Cosplay Group Chicago

The Age of the Geeks Cosplay Group Chicago Chapter

Cosplay

The Age of the Geeks Cosplay Group are a group of seasoned Cosplayers that have come together to create and organize some of the premiere cosplay events in Chicago to provide a safe and inviting environment for the geek community. AoG tends to host and emcee cosplay contest at various Comic Cons, events, parties and […]

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John Borowski

John Borowski

producer/filmmaker

John Borowski is an award winning independent filmmaker and author whose works have garnered international acclaim and are distributed internationally on dvd, television, and streaming. John Borowski, producer/filmmaker Waterfront Productions FILMMAKER WEBSITE Film Sites: H.H. HOLMES ALBERT FISH CARL PANZRAM SERIAL KILLER CULTURE & TV Books: The Strange Case of Dr. H.H. Holmes Albert FIsh: […]

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Northside comic artists

Northside Comic Artists

Artists

Northside comic artists is a group of comic artists founded in January 2015. The group started as a weekly drawing meetup but has since grown to include over 100 artists, weekly drink and draws, comic-related discussions, and group projects.   Ed is a sometimes artist, occasional writer, and once-in-a-while comic creator. He founded Northside Comic […]

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Cindy Morgan

Cindy Morgan

Actress

Cindy Morgan is an American actress best known for her appearances as Lora/Yori in Tron and Lacey Underall in Caddyshack. https://www.cindymorgan.com/

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Becca Whitaker

Becca Whitaker

Artist

Becca Whitaker is a pinup artist/ illustrator/ pop culture junkie. When she is not traveling the universe with the ninth Doctor she is a staff artist for Bachelor Pad Magazine. She is also the illustrator of Tommy Frasier & the Planet of the Slugs. https://www.facebook.com/becca.whitaker.12

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Lila Lucy

LILA LUCY

Pinup

LILA LUCY is a published Pinup from Chicago. She has worked with amazing photographers from all over the country as well as Europe. Her love for vintage lifestyle has lead her on her journey to spread the love for Pinup to all women. She loves to smile and enjoys meeting new people. You can always […]

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Deadgar's Dark Coffin Classics

Deadgar’s Dark Coffin Classics

Horror/Comedy Television Show

Deadgar’s Dark Coffin Classics is a Horror/Comedy Television Show that has been airing in Wisconsin for about 6 years and now is being viewed in different parts of the country. The show is Hosted by Deadgar Winter, Celeste Parker, and Maleva Ravic. We bring a new way of hosting old horror movies and Sci Fy […]

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