Category Archives: Media Guests

Michael Rooker

Guest Info

Appearing
Sat | Sun

Autograph
$60

Photo Op
$65

Panel/Q&A
TBD

Guest Bio

Michael Rooker is an American actor best known for his turn as the blue-skinned alien Yondu Udonta in 2014’s top grossing film Guardians of the Galaxy, a role he will reprise in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Scheduled for release on May 5, 2017!

He is also well known as the character fans loved to hate on AMC’s worldwide hit television show The Walking Dead, Merle Dixon. Rooker is a part of Kevin Smith’s View Askew universe, appearing in the cult hit Mallrats and reprising his role as Mr. Svenning for the upcoming sequel, Mallbrats.

Rooker has thrilled fans for decades with complex portrayals of characters audiences can’t help but cheer on despite their dark personas. He made his film debut in 1986 playing the title role in Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, a film based on the confessions of serial killer Henry Lee Lucas. He has since appeared in numerous films including Mississippi Burning, Sea of Love, Days of Thunder, JFK, Cliffhanger, Tombstone, Rosewood, The 6th Day, Jumper, and Bolden!. Rooker also has a prolific relationship with writer/director James Gunn, appearing in the Gunn-helmed productions Slither, Super, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, and the upcoming films The Belko Experiment and Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2.

He has guest starred on several TV shows including Stargate SG-1, CSI: Miami, Las Vegas, JAG, Numb3rs, Law & Order, Chuck, Criminal Minds, Psych, Burn Notice, and Archer. He added his voice talents to Activision’s video game The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct. Rooker’s voiceover work in video games includes Mike Harper, the lead character in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, and the villain Vikke in Lollipop Chainsaw.

Rooker, who has eight brothers and sisters, was born in Jasper, Alabama and studied at the Goodman School of Drama in Chicago, where he moved with his mother and siblings at the age of thirteen, after his parents divorced.

Marky Ramone

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Appearing
Fri | Sat | Sun

Autograph
$30

Photo Ops
$40

Panel/Q&A
TBD

Guest Bio

Marky Ramone is best known for the years he spent drumming for the legendary punk rock band the Ramones. Prior to joining the Ramones, Marky played with an array of influential musicians including Wayne County and Richard Hell & the Voidoids, with whom he recorded the seminal punk masterpiece Blank Generation. During his 15-year tenure with the Ramones, Marky played on such legendary songs as “I Wanna Be Sedated” and “Rock ‘n’ Roll High School.” In 2002, Marky was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

In addition to his music career, Marky was also featured in the IDW Comic Book series Alan Robert’s Killogy, and appears in Killogy: The Animated Series.

Sting

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Appearing
Saturday Only!

Autograph
$60

Photo Ops
$100

Panel/Q&A
TBD

Guest Bio

Sting is an American retired professional wrestler, actor, author and former bodybuilder as well as a member of the WWE Hall of Fame. Sting is regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time, having cultivated a legacy over a career spanning more than three decades during which has had a total of 14 major world championship reigns in WCW and TNA.

Sting is best known for his time spent as the public face of two major pro wrestling companies: the now-defunct World Championship Wrestling (WCW), which displaced the World Wrestling Federation as the leading pro wrestling organization in the United States from 1995–1998; and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA). Sting is regarded as one of the greatest pro wrestlers of all time, having cultivated a legacy over a career spanning more than three decades.

Sting’s 14-year tenure with WCW and its predecessor, Jim Crockett Promotions (JCP), began in 1987. Dubbed “The Franchise of WCW”, Sting held a total of 15 championships in the promotion – including the WCW World Heavyweight Championship on six occasions, the WCW International World Heavyweight Championship on two occasions, and the NWA World Heavyweight Championship on one occasion – and made more pay-per-view (PPV) appearances for the company than any other wrestler. He headlined the highest-grossing PPV event in WCW history at Starrcade in 1997. Upon the acquisition of WCW by the WWF in March 2001, Sting and his long-term rival Ric Flair were chosen to perform in the main event of the final episode of Nitro.

Following the expiration of his contract with WCW’s parent company, AOL Time Warner, in March 2002, Borden held talks with the WWF but ultimately did not join the promotion, instead touring internationally with World Wrestling All-Stars(WWA) – winning the WWA World Heavyweight Championship – before joining the then-upstart TNA in 2003. Over the following 11 years, he won the NWA World Heavyweight Championship on one further occasion and the TNA World Heavyweight Championship four times, and was the inaugural inductee into the TNA Hall of Fame in 2012. He is the only man to hold

the NWA, WCW, (WWA additionally) and TNA world championships in a career.

Previously described by WWE as the greatest wrestler never to have performed for that promotion, Sting finally joined the company in 2014, making his first appearance at Survivor Series and having his debut match at WrestleMania 31 the following year. His last ever bout, at Night of Champions in 2015, marked his sole PPV main event and WWE World Heavyweight Championship contest (and title match) for the organization. Sting headlined the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2016 on April 2, where he announced his retirement. His induction renders him the only performer to be inducted into both the WWE and TNA Hall of Fame, as well as the second man to be inducted while an active WWE wrestler, after Ric Flair.

Sting held 25 total championships throughout his career, including 21 between WCW and TNA. Readers of Pro Wrestling Illustrated named him “Most Popular Wrestler of the Year” on four occasions, a record he shares with John Cena.

Mena Suvari

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Appearing
Fri | Sat | Sun

Autograph
$40

Photo Ops
$45

Panel/Q&A
TBD

Guest Bio

Mena Suvari’s film debut was made working with director Gregg Araki in the cult-classic Nowhere (1997) which was soon followed up by the blockbuster American Pie (1999), for which she did her own singing, and the five-time Oscar-awarded American Beauty (1999) directed by Sam Mendes, in which she was nominated for a BAFTA Award as Best Supporting Actress. People Weekly magazine titled an article about her, “All-American Girl” (1999), and she was declared as the most “patriotic” artist of 2000 by Entertainment Weekly magazine. In 2001, as part of the blockbuster franchise, she added American Pie 2 (2001) to that list, and then more than a decade later with American Reunion (2012). She reunited with Jason Biggs in Amy Heckerling’s romantic comedy Loser (2000) and then continued to showcase her range in ability to costar with John Leguizamo in Jonas Åkerlund’s cult-classic Spun (2002) and then alongside Jennifer Aniston in Rob Reiner’s Rumor Has It (2005) and Tony Scott’s Domino (2005). Mena was named #69 on the Maxim magazine “Hot 100 of 2005” list, was ranked #73 on the Maxim magazine “Hot 100 of 2007” list, and #52 on the Maxim magazine “Hot 100 of 2008” list. Mena rounded out her creative pursuits by playing the iconic Black Dahlia in Ryan Murphy’s television series American Horror Story (2011) and continued working in the medium by following up with an arc in the hit series Chicago Fire (2013), as well as leading the Amazon pilot Hysteria (2014) and WeTv’s mini-series South of Hell (2015), executive produced by both Eli Roth and Jason Blum for Blumhouse Productions.

Aly Michalka

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Appearing
Fri | Sat | Sun

Autograph
$40

Photo Ops
$40

Panel/Q&A
TBD

Guest Bio

Aly Michalka has appeared in the films EASY A, BANDSLAM, SEQUOIA and WEEPAHWAY FOR NOW, among others. Her television credits include iZOMBIE, HELLCATS, and TWO AND A HALF MEN. In addition to singing and songwriting, Ms. Michalka is an accomplished musician, playing guitar and piano. As a member of Aly & AJ, she released two hit albums with Hollywood Records, helping Ms. Michalka and her sister AJ become platinum-selling recording artists. In 2006, Aly & AJ were nominated for their first American Music Award. They have written all of the songs on their two hit records, and their holiday release ACOUSTIC HEARTS OF WINTERwas one of the best-selling Christmas albums of 2006. Their hit single, POTENTIAL BREAKUP SONG, was noted in Time Magazine as one of the Top 10 Songs of the Year for 2007 and has been RIAA certified with sales of more than one million downloads. The music video for the single has scored over 60 million views on Youtube.

Zach McGowan

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Appearing
Fri | Sat | Sun

Autograph
$40

Photo Ops
$40

Panel/Q&A
TBD

Guest Bio

Zach McGowan is currently playing the series regular role of ‘Roan’ on the CW Hit show THE 100 as well as ‘Captain Charles Vane’ in the Michael Bay executive- produced STARZ original series BLACK SAILS. Early next year, Zach will recur on Agents of Shield. Recently he can be seen as ‘Shkelgim’ in the Micheal De Luca-produced feature film DRACULA UNTOLD from Universal. Previously, he played series regular ‘Jody Silverman’on SHOWTIME’s hit series, SHAMELESS. Prior to that Zach did extensive voice work and guest starred on CSI MIAMI, NUMB3RS, and COLD CASE. Heco-starred opposite Christian Bale in TERMINATOR SALVATION, and received his SAG card working for Roger Corman. Born and raised in New York City, McGowan is a graduate of Fieldston High School and Carlton College where he played on both the football and ice hockey teams.

Amy Jo Johnson

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Appearing
Sat | Sun

Autograph
$50

Photo Ops
$50

Panel/Q&A
TBD

Guest Bio

Amy Jo Johnson is a multi-faceted artist with over twenty years experience in the entertainment industry. Working successfully as an actress for more than two decades, Johnson is most known for her roles as Kimberly Hart in the iconic series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Julie Emrick on the critically acclaimed series Felicity, and Jules Callaghan on the award-winning Canadian series Flashpoint.

In 2012 Amy Jo stepped behind the camera to begin her career as a filmmaker. Her first three short films and feature screenplay have won numerous awards across North America. Johnson recently launched the festival tour of her debut feature film “The Space Between” with a world premier at The Shanghai International Film Festival. The quirky heartfelt comedy was shepherded through Norman Jewison’s Canadian Film Centre with producer in resident Jessica Adams. The film was named project of the year by Indiewire.com in 2015 and part of the Tribeca All Access Lab. “The Space Between” will be released in 2017. Amy Jo is also deep in development of her second feature film My Heart Is In My Head set to shoot in Montreal winter 2018.

Amy Jo is also a musician with three albums under her belt. Her latest project, Never Broken, is a compilation of original tunes about the struggles we face in life, and what it takes to persevere through them. Never Broken, as well as Amy Jo’s other albums, The Trans-American Treatment and Imperfect, have been featured on various TV shows and are available on iTunes. They can also be heard on streaming radio stations such as Pandora and Spotify.

Born and raised in the USA in 2008 Amy Jo moved her life to Toronto, Canada after landing the award-winning series Flashpoint.The love she has for her new home has inspired her to become a Canadian Citizen. Amy Jo creates from the heart and is driven to hopefully inspire and help influence people in a positive way. This, to her, is what art and life are all about.

Ron Perlman

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Appearing
Sat | Sun

Autograph
$55

Photo Ops
$65

Panel/Q&A
TBD

Guest Bio

Ron Perlman is a classically-trained actor who has appeared in countless stage plays, feature films and television productions.

Ronald N. Perlman was born April 13, 1950 in Washington Heights, Manhattan, New York. His mother, Dorothy (Rosen), is retired from the City Clerk’s Office. His father, Bertram “Bert” Perlman, now deceased, was a repairman and a drummer. His parents were both from Jewish families (from Hungary, Germany and Poland).

With a career spanning over three decades, Perlman has worked alongside such diverse actors as Marlon Brando, Sean Connery, Dominique Pinon, Brad Dourif, Ed Harris, John Hurt, Jude Law, Christina Ricci, Federico Luppi, Sigourney Weaver, Michael Wincott and Elijah Wood to name a few.

While he has never been a bankable star, Perlman has always had a large fanbase. He started out strong as Amoukar, one of the tribesmen in Jean-Jacques Annaud’s Academy Award-winning film Quest for Fire (1981), for which he earned a Genie Award nomination. Perlman teamed up with Annaud again, this time as a hunchback named Salvatore in The Name of the Rose (1986). His first real breakthrough came later when he landed the role of the noble lion-man Vincent, opposite Linda Hamilton on the fantasy series Beauty and the Beast (1987). His work in this role earned him not only a Golden Globe Award but an underground fan following. Sadly the series was cancelled in its third season shortly after Hamilton’s character’s death.

After that, he spent time doing supporting work on television and independent films such as Guillermo del Toro’s debut Cronos (1993) (where a lifelong friendship and collaboration between the director and Perlman would blossom) as Angel and his first lead role as One in Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s surreal The City of Lost Children (1995). His first real big role in a mainstream film came when Jeunet wanted him for the brutish Johner in his first Hollywood outing Alien: Resurrection (1997). Perlman has also used his distinctive voice to his advantage, appearing in many animated films/series, commercials and he is a video game fan favorite because of his work on such games as the Fallout series.

It was not until much later he received worldwide fame when his good friend Guillermo del Toro helped him land the title role in the big-budget comic book movie Hellboy (2004). Del Toro fought the studio for four years because they wanted a more secure name, but he stood his ground and in 2004, after almost 25 years in and out of obscurity, Perlman became and household name and a sought out actor. Perlman has had one of the most offbeat careers in film, playing everything from a prehistoric ape-man to an aging transsexual and will always be a rarity in Hollywood.

Other notable roles include the cunning Norman Arbuthnot in The Last Supper (1995), sniper expert Koulikov in Enemy at the Gates (2001), vampire leader Reinhardt in Blade II (2002), his reprisal of Hellboy in Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008) and biker chief Clarence Morrow on the popular series Sons of Anarchy (2008).

He currently resides in Los Angeles, California with his wife, Opal, and their two children, Blake and Brandon.

Jason David Frank

Guest Info

Appearing
Fri | Sat | Sun

Autograph
$50

Single Photo Op
$50

Dual Photo Op with Amy Jo Johnson
$90

Guest Bio

Jason David Frank is well-known for his role of Tommy Oliver in the long-running television show Power Rangers.  His character has morphed into the most different power rangers in the show’s twenty year history. He first morphed on the scene as the Mighty Morphin Green Ranger, a bad boy turned good, who after only ten episodes was intended to be written out of the show. However, due to his popularity, Jason David Frank’s character was able to morph into the Mighty Morphin White Ranger, Red Zeo, Red Turbo and then returned in 2004 as the Black DinoThunder Ranger.

Throughout Power Ranger history, Jason David Frank’s character has appeared in 225 total episodes and counting, more episodes than any other ranger. He also starred in the series both full-length movies, “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers The Movie” (1995) and “Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie” (1997). In 2013, Jason David Frank reprised his role of the Green Ranger in the Power Ranger’s 20th Anniversary season, which features a mega war that features many rangers from the show’s history. With his dynamic screen presence and outstanding martial arts, he has catapulted Tommy to legendary fame in the Power Ranger fandom and to this day maintains a fan base that stretches around the world.

His martial arts is not an act, Jason Frank, an inductee of the World Karate Union Hall of Fame, is a highly accomplished and respected martial artist with 34 years experience. In 1994, he created his own martial arts system, “Toso Kune Do,” which means “Way of the Fighting Fist” and incorporates many different aspects of martial arts. Jason David Frank currently holds a seventh degree black belt in American Karate, a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and in February 2013, he received the title of Master of Muay Thai by the world-renowned Muay Thai trainer Grand Master Toddy (Arjan). He is the owner and operator of Rising Sun Karate and MMA, with three schools in Texas and one in California.

Actor and martial artists are not his only roles, Jason David Frank is also an entrepreneur, MMA fighter, and world record holder. He is the founder and CEO of Jesus Didn’t Tap, the first Christian-based line of MMA Clothing and fight gear. It was one of the first apparel company to recognize and celebrate the faith and commitment of MMA fighters. Since its inception, Jesus Didn’t Tap has broaden its name in the MMA world and has been the sponsor to many MMA fighters. In January 2013, Jason David Frank became the Guinness World Record Holder for most 1‐inch pine board broken during freefall. He, who was introduced to skydiving during Power Rangers, shattered the previous record with seven broken pine boards.

With his recent achievements in 2013, Jason Frank has begun to document his momentous endeavors in a reality series, “My Morphin Life.” The first season episodes include his world record achievement, receiving his prestigious Arjarn title in Muay Thai, his return to Power Rangers as the Legendary Power Ranger, his momentous convention touring, and more. The reality show’s first season has already been launched via the Bat in The Sun Youtube Channel and currently has more than a million views. Season two of My Morphin Life has finished filming and is already in negotiations to air in a major network.

This is not the first time Jason David Frank works with Bat in the Sun in November 2013, the two worked on the White Ranger vs. Scorpion Super Power Beat Down, a show that pins super hero against super hero. The highly popular episode has been viewed over five million times and goes down in the show’s history as the most voted battle. With so many successful collaborations, Jason David Frank and Bat in the Sun are working together on an action packed movie, which he will star in as the hero.

Ever so faithful to his beginning roots of portraying a superhero, Jason David Frank is currently working on bringing a Green Ranger series to life, which will again bring him to his original ranger, who has become the most popular ranger in Power Ranger history due to Jason David Frank’s strong presence in social media. He currently has half a million Facebook followers and counting and with more than five million people view his page per week. Jason Frank’s constant interaction with his fans, free giveaways, contests, and more have made him excel above the rest as the Floyd Mayweather of social media.

This popularity has also opened other ventures, like a possible involvement in the Power Rangers reboot movies, recently announced by Saban Entertainment and Lionsgate Films. Lionsgate Films is responsible for extremely successful movies such as the Twilight Saga, The Hunger Games, Dogma, American Psycho and Fahrenheit 9/11.

Always someone of great passion and determination, it is safe to say that we can expect much more from Jason Frank in the years to come.