Matt Youngmark is best known for Chooseomatic Books, a series of irreverent, snarky choose-your-own-ending books geared toward adults. He also wrot e and drew a daily webcomic called Conspiracy Friends for three years, and worked on a card-based storytelling RPG called Weave that’s due out in late 2017. He’s currently writing Futhe rmucking Classics, a series of (very profane) young adult books starring an angry fifteen-year-old girl trapped in public domain literature. Matt lives in Seattle, writes during evening s and weekends, and spends the rest of his time looking after a three-year-old child who won’t stop throwing every single thing he can get his hands on behind the couch.
Echo Chernik is an award winning mainstream advertising illustrator – Her work crosses the bordering from art nouveau into fileteado, cloisonne, stained glass window and all decorative styles. Clients include Miller, Camel, Dos Equis, Trek Bicycles, Coors, Nascar, Rocket Dog Shoes, Celestial Seasonings, The Bellagio Resort, KMart, Sears, Dave Matthews Band, Arlo Guthrie, McDonalds, Shutterstock, Connecticut Opera, Langnese, Lerche, Publix, Disney, Mattel, Random House, Penguin and many more.
She has begun creating her own artwork over the past few years.
The Dessert Cthulhu Series started with Pie Cthulhu – whose popularity demanded a sequel. Since then, she has been joined by Cupcake, Cookie, and Neopolitan Cthulhus (Chocolate, Strawberry and Vanilla), and the latest, Absinthe Cthulhu!
Echo Chernik has produced art for several games including Pairs, Roll for It, and Tak. She has launched ten successful kickstarters featuring her art.
Cosplay Guest of Honor:
My name is Eric Pope and I have been playing a villain most of my life, no not what you think.. I don’t rob banks and beat people up, I am 6’7″ with a dark look and have a really impressive War cry that could be heard over a mile away.
Was always a cosplay kid back in the day but everything changed when I became the leader of the Seattle Zombie Walk, it was a flash mob that gathers several times a year to surprise an area of Seattle with hundreds of zombies. In 2011 our Red White and Dead party broke the world record with 4,500 zombies. This opened many doors from movies, TV and other character performances including my popular act “Wotan the Fairysmasher.” Who is seen at the renaissance fairs and music festivals on both coasts in USA, entertaining children of all ages by being that giant villain to blow kisses at and run away from. When not smashing faeries or on a random adventure, Eric is a software engineer in Seattle by week and river rafting guide by weekend.
Gaming Guest of Honor:
Originally introduced to roleplaying games thanks to a gifted copy of the Holmes’ blue box edition of Dungeons & Dragons, Scott hasn’t looked back since, believing that RPGs are the “pinnacle” of the tabletop gaming experience!
Career-wise, Scott has worn a number of oddly-shaped hats over the years ranging from practical special effects fabricator and puppeteer for the film industry to TV and radio promo producer, voice actor, author, playwright, and yes, game designer. He is one of only five Americans to have written officially licensed Doctor Who in the form of three audio adventures for Big Finish Productions, he won several awards for his on-air marketing work for the Kids’ WB TV network, and his latest non-fiction book, Cinema and Sorcery, is a massive guide to sword-and-sorcery films from the silent era up to the present day.
Scott’s first project for Pinnacle was proofreading a few chapters of Deadlands Hell on Earth: Reloaded which then led to his editing Deadlands Noir and eventually writing duties on The Sixth Gun and The Savage World of Flash Gordon.
Media Guest of Honor:
Isaac C. Singleton Jr.
Isaac C. Singleton Jr. was born in Melbourne, Florida but now resides in California. He is an actor and known for his roles in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), Planet of the Apes (2001) and video game Transformers: Fall of Cybertron (2012) and in other films and video games as a voice overs.
Special Guest of Honor:
Dragon makes things and does stuff! From costumes to props, designs and full builds, to martial arts and stunts. His props and costumes have been seen in movies, on television and plays. From Star Trek (weapons, props, acting), to Star Wars (Darth Vader on the cover Of Wired Magazine with George Lucas , and posing for the cover painting of Patterns of the Force novel) as well as being the Official Darth Malgus For Star Wars : The Old Republic.
Check out the New York freeze mob 2011! He actually shaved his head for the event! Fantasy and drama, he gets a lot of calls for hand made, one of a kind items, as well as multiple suits of armor (Star Wars: the Old Republic, Serenity as well as working with Terry English on Mr. Freeze for Warner Bros and the biker hounds from Artificial intelligence). Most recently, he and his crew have been involved in a number of projects:
- Game of Thrones “winter is coming” white walker sculpture displays,
- Hollywood walk of Fame Toshiro Mifune Star presentation (Armored Presentation Honor Guards),
- Design and construction of Special Super Bowl presentation ring for CBS sports 2018,
- The Dallas Cowboys 7/11 commercial,
- Vampire diaries,
- Teen Wolf,
- The Magic Wheelchair Predator event at Stan Lees Comic Con,
- Star Trek Renegades and Renegades: Requiem,
- Sharknado 3 and 4,
- Maker Force 5 new TV show,
- Nintendo switch,
- Black Panther,
- the new Acer computers predator ads (costumes and armor design, build),
- Walmart Star Wars Jedi training commercials just to name a few…
Dragon can also be seen in a cameo picture with a sword he built , as the Original head of a dojo in the upcoming movie “The Art of Self Defense”, staring Jesse Eisenberg to be released in 2018. You can see Dragons work ( Luke Steel Helmet, blue tunic by Wanda Piety) on the newest album cover of Empire of the Sun “Two Vines”, and you can hear him play Sax on the latest English Beat album, with Dave Wakling and Michael Railton.
Currently Dragon and his crew work on the Netflix show ” Just Add Magic”, building special props , and are now starting on the new Ridley Scott series “Strange Angel”, working with the costume and prop Dept on special items and design, constructing special need items. If you want to keep up with what Dragon and his crew are doing, check out the Renegade Effects Group face book page picture folders …you can see the crew doing the hard stuff.
If you see Dragon around, say Hello and check out his panels, you might have fun and learn something new at the same time!