Guests

Guests of Honour

Dante Basco
Dante.head.shotWith a career spanning over two and a half decades, DANTE BASCO is a Hollywood actor who has become a cult classic and pioneering figure in Asian American cinema. He was first introduced in Steven Spielberg’s fairytale movie Hook, as “Rufio“, the leader of the Lost Boys.

He quickly jumped to leading roles like Newline’s Take the Lead, opposite Antonio Banderas, and The Debut, which became the voice of a Filipino American generation. 20th Century Fox executives were so mesmerized by the uniqueness of Dante’s look and ability that they gave him a development deal for his own series and he starred in a pilot for Touchstone/ABC, The Chang Family Saves the World, written and produced by John Ridley and directed by Paris Barclay.

Ever versatile, he’s “Jake Long” in Disney’s animated series American Dragon: Jake Long as well as “Prince Zuko” in Nickelodeon’s phenomenal hit, Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Let’s repeat that: ZUKO and RUFIO! *squeeee!*

Check out his Panels:
TBA – Friday at 10 pm
TBA – Saturday at 4 pm
TBA – Sunday at 4 pm

Autographs – $20
Saturday at Noon
Sunday at 1 pm

Scott McNeil
scott.head.shotScott McNeil hails from Vancouver, Canada by way of Brisbane, Australia. He started acting at the age of three and hasn’t (his mom would say) stopped since. Spanning over two decades and including over 12,000 episodes, Scott’s voice career began with The New Adventures of He-Man way back in (gasp) 1988. He is perhaps best known currently as Duo Maxwell in Gundam Wing, Koga, in Inuyasha, Piccolo (the first) and many others in Dragon Ball Z, Dinobot, Rattrap, Waspinator, and Silverbolt in Beast Wars, Jetfire in Transformers Armada, and Wolverine in X-Men: Evolution, As well as Hohenheim in Full Metal Alchemist, the deeply neurotic Merb Stork in StormHawks, the amazingly inept Voltar in League of Super Evil, Ali al Satchez in Gundam 00, and the inanely musical Flam in My Little Pony

Among his other voice credits are: Ninjago, My Little Pony, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, Grumpy Bear in Care Bears, Johnny Test, Black Lagoon, Highlander, Quest for Vengance, Rollbots, Spiderman Unlimited Krypto,the Superdog, Reboot, MegaMan, Powerpuff Girls Z, Mucha Lucha, Monster Rancher, Mummies Alive, Ranma 1/2, Project A-Ko, Kong, The Vision of Escaflowne, Bucky O’Hare and the Toad Wars, War Planets, Weird-Oh’s, Molly O, Conan the Adventurer, The Wacky World of Tex Avery, Extreme Dinosaurs, DragonTales, Warriors of Virtue, D’Myna Leagues, Aagh It’s the Mister Hell Show, Double Dragon, Darkstalkers, Street Fighter, GI Joe, and the animated features Rudolph and the Island of Misfit Toys, and Casper’s Haunted Christmas. As well as video games such as Nova, League of Legends, Dead Rising II, Warhammer 40,000, Scarface, D&D Online, The Godfather

Equally successful in film and television, Scott has starred in the feature films Sleeping with Strangers and Sleeping Dogs, and Scooby Doo II. He has guest starred on numerous television series and features, including Psych, Primeval New World, Supernatural, Sanctuary, Highlander, The Outer Limits, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Beyond Belief, Beggars and Choosers, Stargate SG-1 and Disney’s Ladies and the Champ, to name a few.
This just in: Scott is currently working on a bunch of new roles,
Including work in Johnny Test, L.O.S.E, Hero 108, 1001 Tales of the Arabian Nights ,Strawberry Shortcake, My Little Pony, Numerous Video Games and a number of *cough cough* “Top Secret” Anime Titles. Scott loves cartoons most of all because, “Hey, it’s indoor work with no heavy lifting.”

When his busy schedule allows, he can be found playing his Level 90 Pandarian Monk in World of Warcraft while eating spray cheese…..FOR THE HORDE!!!

Check out his Panels:
TBA – Friday at 7 pm
TBA – Saturday at 6 pm
TBA – Sunday at 4 pm

Autographs – Free
Saturday at Noon
Sunday at 1 pm

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Special Guests

Adam Smith
adam.smithAn f/x costumer and props builder, Adam Smith’s handiwork has been seen in the series Lost Girl, Falling Skies, Defiance and Warehouse 13, and in features like the SAW and Resident Evil franchises, Silent Hill 2, The Thing, Total Recall, and the upcoming Pompeii.

A consummate maker and builder of cool things, Adam was a pioneer in the Canadian Steampunk scene, one of the founding members of the maker/hacker space Site3.ca, and has contributed to the building of large-scale fire art installations at Nuit Blanche in Toronto, Winterlude in the capital region, and Burning Man.

Check out his Panels:
Introduction to Fire Art – Friday at 7 pm – Explaining some of the basics of building safe propane-fuelled fun! No demonstrations (boo insurance!), but I’ll have a couple of pieces of equipment to show.
Leatherworking Demo – Saturday at Noon
Behind the Scenes – Saturday at 3 pm

The 404s

404sThe 404s are North America’s oldest and best known geek improv troupe, with performers based in Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto. They combine heavy audience participation with their witty charm to create unforgettable, one-of-a-kind anime/gaming/comics/sci-fi/fantasy geekdom based comedy skits. This year, The 404s will have several different shows this year;

Friday at 8pm-10pm (‘Late-Nite’ show)
Saturday at 2pm-4pm (All-Ages Improv Show) and again at 9pm-10pm (Different ‘Late-Nite’ show)
Sunday at 2pm-4pm (All-Ages Send-off Show)

Debs & Errol
Debs & Errol is a Toronto-based musical comedy duo with a penchant for phở, cuddly tree spirits and starships.
The two joined forces in 2011 after a mutual friend put out a call for geeky musical acts and have been entertaining audiences with nerdy showtunes and ridiculous on-stage banter ever since. Feedback from their shows has ranged from “cleverness and wit mixed with a healthy dose of cute” and “awesome musical talent, fun artistry and accessible geek humour” to simply “adorable.”
They have one full-length album (Songs in the Key of Geek, 2012) and have just released a parody EP called CTRL+ALT+DUETS. One of the songs was partially written during a panel at last year’s Con-G!
When they aren’t singing odes to Star Wars, Miyazaki, or nerd love, they’re chronicling their life with a daily web comic. You can find them on Facebook, Twitter, or on their crazily active website, http://www.debsanderrol.com. Braaaaaaaaains.

Saturday Concert at 5 pm
Saturday Concert at 11 am

Lar deSouza
LarA professional illustrator for over 20 years, Lar is the cartoonist for the 2008 Shuster Award winning online comics, “Least I Could Do“, and “Looking For Group“. Lar has also been the recipient of the Prix Aurora Award for Artistic Achievement in Canadian Science Fiction (2008, 2006) and numerous other awards for caricature and cartooning.
Lar works from his home in Acton Ontario. He continues to receive commissions for digital and paper illustrations, caricatures and cartoons. Lar has a lovely wife, two beautiful children and three tolerant cats. The wife and kids are tolerant too.

Check out his Panels:
Saturday at 4 pm – Drawing with Lar and Q&A
Saturday at 9 pm – Adult Origami

Ricky Dick
rickydicksquareRicky started attending cons in 1979 and immediately hooked up with the fannish costuming community. His costumes have always relied on interesting presentations, elaborate makeups, and an attention to detail. He founded the NJ/NY chapter of the Costumers Guild and was awarded the International Costumers Guild’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004. The past few years he’s been the Master of Ceremonies at Anime North (and Con-G!), as well as helping at FanExpo 2009. In his professional career, Ricky has been involved in innumerable successful creative projects including the creation of the long running Castle Blood haunted attraction.

Dawn McKechnie
DawnsquareDawn McKechnie, also known as “Kaijugal” has been involved in the Canadian costuming community and costuming fandom for over 20+ years. Although she has won numerous awards throughout the years for her unique costume creations, in the past ten years Dawn has been more involved with organizing, administration, and education at costume events. She currently not only coordinates the Cosplay Events Department for Anime North, but is also the director of several masquerades including FanExpo. Recently she spearheaded the winning bid to have Costume-Con 32 come to Toronto in 2014 and hopes that the Canadian costuming community will take advantage of this rare opportunity to attend on their home turf.

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Community Guests
The most amazing cosplayers, photographers, dj’s, and internet personalities you’ll ever see.

Doctor Holocaust
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Known to many as Toronto’s greatest villain and to some as a genius visionary, Dr. Holocaust is a gentleman who is, above all else, trying to take over the world. With a wide array of technological gadgets and mischievous ideas he storms the city streets, causes mayhem, exacts revenge, saves allies and reports it all from his lair via his show “The War Front”.
Check out his website

Devin “Featherweight” Harrigan
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A wizard from the distant galaxy of boxtron-7, Featherweight fell through an interspace tunnel while saving a space orphanage from the deadly zark-beast. Now trapped on earth he must make his way through the world the only way he knows how, WITH THE POWER OF CARDBOARD! (he also makes puppets, but that’s a whole other story).
Check out his website

Krystal “Kudrel” Messier
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Kudrel is a spontaneous and dedicated Ottawa-based international Master cosplayer. She has been submerged in the bobby for almost a decade and is still going strong! Close to becoming (if not already) a pioneer to the eastern Canadian cosplay community, she strongly encourages other cosplayers and artist alike to always push their limits and to embrace originality. Her main superpower is creating her costumes and props out of found objects, as well as being a very skilled “foam bender”. She is also a designer and co-founder for Steampixie, the local suppliers of all things whimsical and fae-like.
Check out her Steampixie website

Amanda “Elemental” Irwin
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Amanda has been attending convention since 2002, and shows no signs of stopping. Starting out as a cosplayer and eventually progressing to photographer so she could document all the awesome costumes that were happening around her, she’s now an established cosplay photographer in Ontario and the Midwest con circuit.
Check out her tumblr website

Kevin “Solar Tempest”  Chan
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Kevin has been shooting a wide range of styles, locations, and subjects across the world. His award-winning work has been published in newspapers and featured in several photography exhibits. Kevin has spent the past 6 years specializing in cosplay photography and is among the top cosplay photographers in North America.
Check out his website

DJ Janos
dj.janosDJ Janos has been DJ’ing for the better part of a decade, helping to craft dance floors all over the GTA and at conventions in Ontario and Quebec. His style of blending current dance music and staples of the con-dance scene have led to perfect dance parties every time. His only goal is that of ensuring everyone has the best time possible. Every year he hopes to out-do himself, so we’ll see what he has in store for Con-G’s Dance Party this year!

 

Manda “Whitless” Whitney
Manda “Whitless” Whitney is a Toronto based actor/writer and is the nervous introverted half of the comedy duo weTangent. Armed only with a camera and a love for all things geek, she has plastered the internet with vlogs, sketches, reviews and most recently a six-part musical webseries about NaNoWriMo (www.nanomusical.com) along with her overly enthusiastic creative partner, Errol. When not plotting weTangent’s next project, Manda writes reviews for Adventure Gamers and works with Monkeyman Productions, a geek theatre company. Upon writing this, she’s realizing she’s very busy but has no intention of slowing down. For all of weTangent’s videos, visit www.facebook.com/wetangent or www.youtube.com/wetangent.

Derek the Bard
DerekBio.PicSelf-described “mad librarian”, Derek the Bard films, hosts, and produces Chasing the Muse, a channel dedicated to introducing you to his favourite novels, weird movies, and the cartoon shows of his youth. Placing a focus on finding the weird, he seeks to explore just how downright strange some of the media out there is. If you\’re still reading his bio at this point, Derek is also an amateur platypus tamer, once wrestled a giant rabid aardvark, and has an unhealthy obsession with Japanese tokusatsu. Only one of the preceding statements was true. Probably the one about the aardvark. Seriously…its just a fun word to say. Aardvark. Let it roll off the tongue. Whoever came up with it was a comedic genius. You can watch Derek’s shows on This Week in Geek, GeekVision, and CWCritiques. He enjoys ale. In great quantities. Also aardvarks. In a totally platonic way. Totally. Yes.

Tom “HeIsAnEvilGenius” White
HeisanevilgeniusSmallTom isn’t an evil genius, he just plays one on the Internet. Best known for his web series Weird Video Games, Tom has been featured on sites such as Blistered Thumbs, ThatGuyWithTheGlasses, and This Week in Geek where he makes fun of the inherent strangeness in games and pop culture by probing, analyzing, and asking questions Man Ought Not. In addition to wasting his time wondering why Bruce Lee is fighting green sumo wrestlers, Tom composes music, comes up with stupid ideas for video games, and he knows Kung Fu. He also enjoys cheesecake and the server to his website is powered by unintentional comedy.