Chris Giarrusso is the Harvey award-nominated artist and writer best known for creating, writing, and drawing the well-loved G-Man series. Chris’s work has been published by Scholastic, Marvel, Image, IDW, Lion Forge, Valiant, Ahoy Comics, and includes books such as Hashtag: Danger, Encounter, and Mini Marvels.
As seen on Marvel’s Hero Project and The Kelly Clarkson Show, Elijah Lee is an amazing 12-year-old from Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, known as the Incredible Elijah! He works as a true “modern day superhero” to put an end to child abuse by leading marches and raising awareness for abuse prevention.
Scott McElroy is an American stunt coordinator/actor and weapons expert, best known for the role of Soren, the Death Dealer, in the Underworld franchise. He has appeared in scores of films, including Reservoir Dogs, The Mask, Batman Forever and U.S. Marshalls, as wells as a long list of television series, including Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
Brockton McKinney is a writer and the property of the McKinney Girls Corp. He writes childishly thoughtful gags for Mad Magazine, sensitive and gory films for Full Moon Features, and an assortment of entertainment projects for both Baby Giant Studios and Picture It Productions.
Best selling author Robert Venditti‘s work has been adapted to film and television. He has written X-O Manowar for Valiant Entertainment, Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps, Green Lantern, and The Flash for DC Comics. His current projects include Justice League, Hawkman, Freedom Fighters, and the Vertigo graphic novel Six Days.
Cap Blackard is a writer, illustrator and podcaster. She’s best known for her award-winning audio drama, The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program, and as the “Mother Brain” of Omniverse – her production house for radical stories. She is currently working on Lightning Dogs, a forthcoming animated series inspired by classic 80s cartoons.
Billy Parker is the writer, inker, letterer and colorist for The D Ward and Junior High Horrors.
BiracialAngel92 is a friendly face around the Raleigh convention scene, he brings an eye for detail and a love for the characters he portrays to every event he attends. When he’s not donning capes you’ll find him working on his podcast Forgotten Nerd with Canary Cry Cosplay and Mom of Pitbulls Cosplay!
Elizabeth Caddy is the Owner of Caddy’s Custom Goods and the Head of Textile Surgery and Repair for the Cosplay Hospital. She is a professional costumer with over 10 years experience in making and maintaining costumes. She offers these free repairs as a gift to the Cosplay Community, so come take advantage!
Canary Cry Cosplay has been cosplaying since 2016. She specializes in foam crafting and prop making, and several of her cosplays are full armor sets. More recently, she has gotten into incorporating technological elements such as animated LEDs and smoke machines into her cosplays. She always loves learning new foam crafting techniques and learning how to use different mediums when building her cosplays. Canary is very excited to be attending Oak City Comicon!
Ria Parker is a Cosplayer, Social Media Influencer, Business Entrepreneur, 3D Printing Enthusiast, as well as Foamsmith! For over 7+ years she’s been showcasing her skills through cosplay, as well as her armor builds! Her favorite part about cosplaying comes from the excitement of transforming into her favorite character and bringing them to life.
Jenna Say What?!? has been a cosplayer for 5 years and has roughly 200 cosplays. She loves dipping into various levels of the cosplay world including foam smithing, sewing, 3d printing, molding and casting, wig work, and body painting. She now owns a successful Etsy store where she sells cosplays, wigs, and props!
Mooty Vision started with constructing costumes for his children, and moved into making his own at the second Grand Rapids Comic-Con . The costumes started as Thrift Store and Duct Tape work, but in 2017 he taught himself how to work with foam. Since his cosplay journey began he’s made a point to teach himself a new skill with each new cosplay. Since then he’s made more than 2 dozen cosplays for himself, family, and friends.
Raleigh local cosplayer, SkylarVerse attended his first comic con in 2017 and was inspired by the amazing costumes he saw. Spider-Man has always been a beloved character to Skylar but it only increased when he did his first official Spidey cosplay as an adult. He’s connected with fellow Spider-man fans and the cosplay community through his social media and regularly reconnects with the community at Oak City Comicon, his first convention and birthday con!