2023 Guests from Music City Multi Con

2023 Guests from Music City Multi Con

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Danny Trejo

Music City Multi Con Guest - Danny Trejo
Danny Trejo has developed a prolific career in the entertainment industry with a hard earned and atypical road to success. From years of imprisonment to helping troubled youth battle drug addictions, from acting to producing, and now on to restaurant ventures, Trejo’s name, face, and achievements are well recognized in Hollywood and beyond, but it is his continuous role as a devoted father of three and an intervention counselor that bring him the most satisfaction. Trejo has starred in dozens of films including DESPERADO, HEAT, the FROM DUSK TIL DAWN series, CON AIR, ONCE UPON A TIME IN MEXICO, SPY KIDS, MACHETE, and MACHETE KILLS.

On the television side, Trejo had recurring roles on SONS OF ANARCHY, KING OF THE HILL, BREAKING BAD, and THE FLASH, among others. In the 3rd season of AMERICAN GODS, Danny played the character of “Mr. World”. Most recently, he can be seen in the role of Rancor Keeper in THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT airing on Disney+.

Trejo has starred in and voiced various popular video games like CALL OF DUTY, FALLOUT, GRAND THEFT AUTO, and DEF JAM. Additionally, Danny has voiced characters in the animated films STORKS, THE BOOK OF LIFE, MAYA AND THE THREE directed by Jorge R. Gutierrez, and Universal Pictures’ MINIONS 2: The Rise of Gru, released Summer 2022. Danny’s colorful life and prolific career are chronicled in the bio-documentary INMATE #1 released in 2020. Trejo also released his fearlessly honest memoir TREJO: MY LIFE OF CRIME, REDEMPTION, AND HOLLYWOOD in July 2021

Trejo’s expanding restaurant empire includes Trejo’s Tacos & Cantina, and Trejo’s Coffee & Donuts, with a fifth restaurant opening in downtown Los Angeles and plans to expand internationally starting in London. His entrance to the literary world was sharing his love of food in the release of his first cookbook TREJO’S TACOS: RECIPES and STORIES from LA. His companion book, TREJO’S CANTINA, a book about cocktails, snacks & amazing non-alcoholic drinks from the heart of Hollywood, was released in April 2023.

Follow Danny Trejo online:
Official Website

Appearing Saturday and Sunday Only

Autograph and Photo Prices:
*Prices are subject to change
Selfie Photo: $50
Professional Photo Op: $75
Autograph: $50
Recording: $70
Combo Autograph and Selfie: $80
Combo Autograph and Recording: $90

Karen Fukuhara

Music City Multi Con Guest - Karen Fukuhara
Karen Fukuhara is an American actress best known for her roles as Tatsu Yamashiro/Katana in the 2016 superhero film Suicide Squad and as Kimiko Miyashira/The Female in the Amazon Prime original series The Boys (2019–present). Fukuhara is also known for voicing the character Glimmer from the Netflix series She-Ra and the Princesses of Power and Kipo from Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts.

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Appearing Saturday and Sunday Only

Autograph and Photo Prices:
*Prices are subject to change
Selfie Photo: $40
Professional Photo Op: $65
Autograph: $40
Combo Autograph and Selfie: $70

Tait Fletcher

Music City Multi Con Guest - Tait Fletcher
Tait Fletcher is an American actor, stuntman, and former MMA fighter. Fletcher is known for his roles in various movies and tv series such as The Mandalorian (Paz Vizsla, Alpha Trawler, 2019-2023), The Contractor (Dalton, 2022), The Harder They Fall (Big Man on Train, 2021), Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017), John Wick (2014), Westworld (2016), Breaking Bad (2008), and many more.

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Caveman Coffee

Autograph and Photo Prices:
*Prices are subject to change
Selfie Photo: $30
Autograph on pictures he brings plus selfie: $60
Autograph on specialty item plus selfie: $80
Autographed Funko or Black Series Figure he brings: $100

Chris Bartlett

Music City Multi Con Guest - Chris Bartlett
A man of many faces, Chris Bartlett has been a professional creature & voice actor for 17 years. He’s known for his featured and main characters on the new Star Wars shows: The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ahsoka as well as LegoMasters and The Orville.

His favorite characters he’s portrayed are the droids: C-3PO, Q9-0, Copper, 1-JAC, and others.

His droids have become fan favorites as Hasbro and Funko figures. In addition, he actually builds the costumes he performs for the shows.

Chris is uniquely engaging with fans. He also enjoys doing panels at conventions where he brings fans into the Star Wars galaxy with entertaining stories and inspiration.

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Autograph and Photo Prices:
*Prices are subject to change
Photos/Prints: $40
Selfie/Video: $40
My Funko: $75
My Black Series: $90
Any Collectible: $60

Andrey Ivchenko

Music City Multi Con Guest - Andrey Ivchenko
Andrey is best known for his leading villain role, GRIGORI, in season 3 of the NETFLIX worldwide hit STRANGER THINGS, which earned him a SAG Award nomination for ensemble cast. He can also be seen as the villain RED ERIK opposite VIN DIESEL in PARAMOUNT’S hit film xXx: THE RETURN OF XANDER CAGE. He has GUEST STARRED on the hit show LUCIFER on Netflix and can be seen as the leading villain in the popular CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS COLD WAR video game.

Most recently, Andrey just wrapped a starring role in the indie feature DARKNESS OF MAN where he has a leading role starring opposite JEAN-CLAUDE VAN DAMME. He also recently just completed THE BEST MAN where he was opposite Dolph Lundgren and Luke Wilson.

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Autograph and Photo Prices:
*Prices are subject to change
Autograph: $35
Selfie: $30
Combo Autograph and Selfie: $50

“Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase

Music City Multi Con Guest - Ted DiBiase
Ted DiBiase is a WWE Hall Of Fame professional wrestler, best known for his role as the villainous “Million Dollar Man” of the World Wrestling Federation (now known as WWE). Having been raised by his wrestler father, “Iron” Mike DiBiase, who he admired greatly, Ted chose to follow in his Dad’s footsteps. After receiving honors in high school football and going to West Texas State college on a football scholarship, Ted became a professional wrestler in the summer of 1975. Ted paid his dues in the early years of his wrestling career, traveling thousands of miles by car, spending many nights in less than luxurious hotels, and making little money. His big break came in the spring of 1987 when he headed for New York and the WWF to become the “Million Dollar Man”. It was from here that his career skyrocketed.

Ted literally traveled the world with the WWF, wrestling in some of the biggest venues in the world. Places like Madison Square Garden, The Superdome, The Skydome, The Tokyo Dome, and Wembley Stadium, all became familiar places to Ted. After six years with the WWF, seeing his likeness made into action figures, characters in video games and his face on everything from T-shirts to pin-ball machines, he ended his active career at the end of 1993 due to a neck injury.

He then went on to be a ringside manager and commentator with the WWF from 1994 to the fall of 1996. During that time he managed such wrestling superstars as “Stone” Cold Steve Austin and Bam Bam Bigelow. Ted finished his career working for Ted Turner owned World Championship Wrestling (WCW) from the Fall of 1996 to the Fall of 1999, spending a total of twenty-five years in the industry. As he was ending his wrestling career, Ted was already turning his talents elsewhere and looking to the future.

Today, after authoring a book about his life entitled Every Man Has His Price, Ted is a full time evangelist and motivational speaker. Officially ordained into the ministry, he is speaking to church congregations, youth groups, men’s meetings, corporate businesses, and in public schools and universities all over the world. In the past six years he has spoken to hundreds of thousands of people, young and old alike. In addition, Ted is also a spokesperson for and board member of The Sunshine Foundation. This organization grants wishes to terminally ill and handicapped children.

The character of the Million Dollar Man was fulfilled by wealth and power and controlled by greed. In contrast, the real Ted DiBiase is fulfilled by his relationship with Jesus Christ and his family, and a controlling desire to do Gods will in his life. Ted is married to his lovely wife Melanie of 31 years and they have three sons: Michael, Ted Jr. and Brett.

Follow Ted DiBiase online:
Official Website

Autograph and Photo Prices:
*Prices are subject to change
Photo: $40
Autograph: $40
Autograph and Photo Combo: $60
Autograph Additional Charge on Funko Pops, Belts, etc: $20

“IRS” Mike Rotunda

Music City Multi Con Guest - Mike Rotunda
The only thing a Superstar fears more than a humiliating loss is an IRS audit, so the WWE locker room had reason to take notice when Irwin R. Schyster made his debut in 1991.

The technically proficient IRS was as adept with tax laws as he was with ring rules. These skills would help the government agent make an early impact in WWE when he reached the finals of the King of the Ring in 1991.

Schyster would find his greatest success, however, when he formed a tag team with another money-obsessed competitor — The Million Dollar Man. Known as Money Inc., the duo dominated the tag team division in the early ’90s, capturing the World Tag Team Championship on three separate occasions. Their battles with the likes of Legion of Doom and The Steiner Bros. rank amongst the most exhilarating tag bouts in WWE history.

While Money, Inc. would stop competing as a duo in the mid-90s, IRS continued his association with The Million Dollar Man when he joined The Million Dollar Corporation. Aligning himself with despised individuals like King Kong Bundy and Bam Bam Bigelow, Schyster became an even more aggressive competitor, making life hell for the likes of The Undertaker and Razor Ramon.

The tax collector would disappear from WWE rings in 1995 but made a surprising return to Raw over a decade later in 2007. Today, IRS continues to occasionally pop up in WWE, including an appearance on Bob Barker’s “The Price is Raw.”

1X Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association Heavy Champion
3X NWA Florida Heavyweight Champion
2X NWA Southern Heavyweight Champion
4X NWA US Tag Team Champion
1X NWA World Tag Team Champion
3X NWA World Television Champion
1X NWA Canadian Television Champion
5X WWF Tag Team Champion
George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame
Ranked #26 in the PWI 500 in 1994
Ranked #164 during the PWI Years
Ranked #61 of tag teams during the PWI Years with Ted DiBiase
Ranked #48 of tag teams during the PWI Years with Barry Windham
1X Slammy Award Winner

Follow Mike Rotunda online:
Official Website

Autograph and Photo Prices:
*Prices are subject to change
Photo: $40
Autograph: $40
Autograph and Photo Combo: $60
Autograph Additional Charge on Funko Pops, Belts, etc: $20

“The Mouth of the South” Jimmy Hart

Music City Multi Con Guest - Jimmy Hart
When it comes to wrestling managers, few can claim the success of Jimmy Hart.

Known as “The Mouth of the South,” Hart arrived in WWE just prior to the first WrestleMania where he stood in the corner of Intercontinental Champion Greg “The Hammer” Valentine’s for his title defense against Junkyard Dog and seconded King Kong Bundy for his nine-second victory over S.D. Jones.

It wasn’t long before Superstars came knocking on Hart’s door, as he became known as a manager of champions. He also became known for his trademark megaphone that he brought to the ring to shout instructions to his Superstars. On more than one occasion, that same megaphone was used as a foreign object to produce wins. In addition to leading Valentine to the Intercontinental Championship, Hart managed The Honky Tonk Man to the same title. With Hart in his corner, The Honky Tonk Man held the Intercontinental Championship for a record 15 months.

Additionally, Hart led tag teams like The Hart Foundation, The Nasty Boys and Money, Inc. to the World Tag Team Championship. He was even the manager of The Glamour Girls when they captured the Women’s Tag Team Championship.

When Hollywood Hogan signed with WCW, so did Jimmy Hart. The move proved to be a fruitful one for “The Mouth of the South,” as he soon managed Hogan all the way to the top of the company as The Hulkster captured the WCW Championship. Hart also worked hard behind the scenes for WCW where he crafted many of the Superstars’ entrance themes.

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Autograph and Photo Prices:
*Prices are subject to change
Photo: $25
Autograph: $25
Autograph and Photo Combo: $40
Autograph Additional Charge on Collectible, Belts, etc: $20

Scott Steiner

Music City Multi Con Guest - Scott Steiner
It’s hard to believe that the Scott Steiner who ruled the tag ranks alongside his brother, Rick, and the Scott Steiner who later dubbed himself the “Big Bad Booty Daddy” were the same man. But in a career that spanned more than three decades, the collegiate standout from the University of Michigan dominated sports-entertainment as both an innovative member of The Steiner Brothers and a hulking, loudmouthed gym rat who bleached his hair white and reinvented himself as an aggressive ladies man known as “Big Poppa Pump.”

Forming one of sports-entertainment’s most celebrated tag teams with his brother, Rick, in 1989, Scott captured the WCW Tag Team Titles seven times and the United States Tag Team Titles once. The duo’s success was not entirely limited to the Atlanta-based organization. During their brief time in WWE in the early ’90s, the pair also won the WWE Tag Team Championships twice.

Following a brief run in ECW in 1995, The Steiners returned to WCW in 1996, battling Harlem Heat and The Outsiders for the WCW Tag Team Titles. But as The New World Order’s power expanded, Scott Steiner saw an opportunity to achieve a higher level of success beyond the tag team division. During a Tag Team Title defense against The Outsiders at SuperBrawl VIII, Scott turned on his brother and joined The nWo. In the months that followed, Big Poppa Pump would be unleashed.

Steiner hit the weight room twice as hard and bulked up his physique, embracing his new competitive style as a complete powerhouse. His newfound attitude aided him in capturing two United States Championships, two Television Championships and the WCW World Title before the company was acquired by WWE in 2001.

At Survivor Series 2002, Steiner returned to WWE with SmackDown General Manager Stephanie McMahon and Raw General Manager Eric Bischoff fighting over his contract. Ultimately, Big Poppa Pump joined Raw and set his sights on World Heavyweight Champion Triple H. After unsuccessful bids for the title, Steiner joined former WCW colleague Stacy Keibler and formed a tag team with Test. An injury sidelined Steiner in 2004 and he did not return to WWE.

Boasting an impressive resume of both tag team and singles success, Big Poppa Pump is one of the most memorable competitors and personalities in WWE history. His agility and strength were a dominant combination inside the squared circle and one thing was always certain, “Big Poppa Pump is your hook up. Holler, if you hear me.”

Scott Steiner was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2022 alongside his brother Rick Steiner.

Autograph and Photo Prices:
*Prices are subject to change
Photo: $40
Autograph: $40
Autograph and Photo Combo: $60
Autograph Additional Charge on Collectible, Belts, etc: $20

Ron Simmons

Music City Multi Con Guest - Ron Simmons
Ron Simmons is a man of few words, but his actions as a pioneer speak volumes.

A multiple-time tag champ in both WWE and WCW and a College Football Hall of Famer, the big man’s greatest achievement came on Aug. 2, 1992 when he defeated Big Van Vader to become the first officially recognized African-American world champion in sports-entertainment. Like “Sailor” Art Thomas, Bobo Brazil and Rocky Johnson before him, Simmons broke down barriers and paved the way for future Superstars like The Rock and Booker T.

The powerhouse’s journey to sports-entertainment immortality began in his native Perry, Ga., where he excelled on the football field. A nose tackle on defense, he earned All-American honors playing at Florida State University, where he ruled the turf under legendary coach Bobby Bowden. His No. 50 jersey was retired by Florida State University, and he was ultimately inducted into the Orange Bowl Hall of Fame for his accomplishments at FSU.

After playing for the Cleveland Browns in the NFL and the Tampa Bay Bandits in the short-lived United States Football League, Simmons focused his talents on the squared circle. Trained by Hiro Matsuda, he made his professional debut in 1986, evolving from up-and-coming NWA standout to tag team and World Champion in WCW. In NWA, Simmons also befriended SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long, as Teddy guided the big man and his partner Butch Reed in a team called Doom.

After a brief stint at ECW, Simmons joined WWE in 1996 under the name Faarooq and formed The Nation of Domination. Mentoring members like The Rock and Mark Henry early in their careers, he played a significant role in shaping the future of WWE. After a falling out with The Great One, Faarooq went back to his real name and teamed with JBL as The APA. As tough as they come, the two drank beer, smoked cigars and raised a lot of hell while winning the World Tag Team Titles three times between 1999 and 2001.

Towards the end of his career, Simmons became one of WWE’s most popular personalities with one word — “Damn!” Routinely appearing out of nowhere after a particularly tense or embarrassing situation in the locker room, he would unleash his booming voice on an unexpecting Superstar, sending WWE fans into hysterics. The hilarious vignettes made it clear that Simmons wasn’t just a serious buttkicker, but he was funny as hell.

One thing is certain — Ron Simmons was a shoe-in to be voted into every Hall of Fame he was eligible for, including WWE’s.

Autograph and Photo Prices:
*Prices are subject to change
Photo: $40
Autograph: $40
Autograph and Photo Combo: $60
Autograph Additional Charge on Collectible, Belts, etc: $20

Stephanie Nadolny

Music City Multi Con Guest - Stephanie Nadolny
Stephanie Ann Nadolny is an American professional voice actress and vocalist with well over 33 years of live performance/voice acting experience with voice roles in television series, films, commercials, radio spots, anime dubbing, TV specials, and video games. She is most known for her English dubbing role as the child version of Goku, the protagonist of the outrageously popular Dragon Ball series and the child version of Goku’s son, Gohan, in Dragon Ball Z. She reprised both roles in several Dragon Ball and Dragonball Z and GT related video games and media and formerly worked for Funimation and ADV Films.

Stephanie performed/toured with the internationally known variety show band Vince Vance and the Valiants (as Violet Valiantette) for over 25 years and was the longest running female to do so. She recruited aspiring young vocalists as well as choreographed, costumed and arranged vocal arrangements for VVV and became a first call vocalist for studio recordings on various albums all over the DFW region.

She wrote and produced comedic morning show radio content, jingles and parodies across national radio and entertainment networks and has an affinity for working with children.

Stephanie was invited to collaborate with the Grammy Award winning polka band, Brave Combo, by the band’s founder, Carl Finch, and can be heard on over 20 studio albums on lead and background vocals. In addition, she completed a full album project with Finch entitled “The Cookies” and sang lead vocals on over 8 anime themes featured on YuYu Hakusho, Kiddy Grade and Case Closed.
She writes and produces kid’s original novelty songs and also teaches children’s voice and beginner piano when time allows.

In 2013, Nadolny was recruited to voice K.O. in the pilot of the Cartoon Network Series original program “Lakewood Plaza Turbo” and on Cartoon Network’s “OK K.O! Let’s Be Heroes” from 2014 to 2018.

Her passions include performing live with her own Texas-based musical group “Moonglass Band” as well as appearing as a guest at pop culture comic conventions and toy stores/special events all over the world and adores mingling with her many fans. She is also a huge advocate for anti-bullying campaigns and dedicates much of her time appearing at school and mentoring and encouraging young people with desires to pursue creative careers in show business.

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Autograph and Photo Prices:
*Prices are subject to change
Autograph Print: $40
Autograph Item you bring: $40
Autograph and Photo Combo or two Prints: $60
Autograph Poster: $50
Funko Pop Signature: $60, additional $20 for quote
Canvas Prints (if available): $60

Josh Keaton

Music City Multi Con Guest - Josh Keaton
Josh Keaton’s career in voice acting began early in life, with roles in Peanuts, Peter Pan and the Pirates, and Back to the Future: The Animated Series, but took off with his performance as Young Hercules in Disney’s Hercules. He’s voiced characters in popular video games including: Ocelot in Metal Gear Solid 3, Prince Valerian Mengsk in StarCraft II, and King Anduin Wrynn in World of Warcraft. Josh has also voiced iconic superheroes, most notably: The Flash, Robin, Aquaman, Ant-Man, Iron Man, Spider-Man in Spectacular Spider-Man, and Hal Jordan in Green Lantern: The Animated Series. He can be heard on DOTA Dragon’s Blood, Arcane, Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, and as Shiro on the critically acclaimed Voltron Legendary Defender, Magister Rezaren in Dragon Age: Absolution and as Tony Stark/Iron Man in Midnight Suns. Most recently he stars as Souta in Makoto Shinkai’s blockbuster anime film Suzume.

Bring your toys, collectibles, and Funko Pops to get signed!

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Tony Daniels

Music City Multi Con Guest - Tony Daniels
Tony Daniels is a Canadian voice actor. He is well known for providing the voices of Uncle Flippy in JoJo’s Circus, as well as Jedite and Wiseman in the original English dub of Sailor Moon. He is also known for providing the voice of Gambit in X-Men: The Animated Series and Marvel vs. Capcom series of video games. Daniels also provides voices for CBC Television and CBC News Network and appeared on camera in shows and films including Code Name: Eternity, Gracie’s Choice, Get Ed, and Eerie, Indiana: The Other Dimension.

Tony also took over voicing one of the most successful and iconic brand mascots in the history of advertising, Tony the Tiger. Aptly named for the part and able to deliver that classic Tony the Tiger enthusiasm, Kellogg’s asked Tony Daniels to take over the [Tony the Tiger] reigns for legendary voice actor, Thurl Ravenscroft in 2004.

Bring your Tony the Tiger, Gambit, and Wolverine Funko Pops to get signed!

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Autograph and Photo Prices:
*Prices are subject to change
Photo: $20
Autograph Print: $40
Autograph & Photo Combo: $50
Funko Pop Signature: $50
Autograph Poster: $50
Poster/Pop & Photo Combo: $60

Quinton Flynn

Music City Multi Con Guest - Quinton Flynn
Quinton Flynn is an American voice actor and comedian, who has provided the English voices of video game characters such as Raiden in the Metal Gear series, Axel and Lea in the Kingdom Hearts series and Jhin in League Of Legends.

Flynn began his career in 1992, his first acting credit was the character Jonathan Willis’ Internal Monologe in the television film Jonathan: The Boy Nobody Wanted. He also worked in sketch comedy, such as portraying Paul McCartney on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. He reprised the role again in the film, My Dinner with Jimi and the comedy A Hard Day’s Day!

As a voice actor, he has provided many character voices in animated films, television shows, anime and video games. He is a frequently recurring actor in the Crash Bandicoot video game series. He later became the voice of Silver the Hedgehog in the Sonic the Hedgehog series from 2010 to 2017.

Flynn went on to voice Spider-Man and his nemesis, Venom! Quinton also provided the voice of Reno in Final Fantasy VII and its sequels and prequels, and Henry in No More Heroes. You’ll know him as Prince Kael’thas Sunstrider in the World Of Warcraft game series, too.

In television, he voiced Timon in Disney’s Timon & Pumbaa, replacing Nathan Lane in Season 1. Flynn also provided the voice of Mickey Mouse in the Mickey Mouse Works episode “Minnie Takes Care of Pluto”.

Additionally, he voiced many other tv characters in All Grown Up!, The Angry Beavers, As Told by Ginger, Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, Cow and Chicken, Dave the Barbarian, Fantastic Four, Freakazoid!, Generator Rex, The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, Johnny Bravo, Mad, My Life as a Teenage Robot, The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest, Robot Chicken, Samurai Jack, Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, The Animated Series, Stuart Little and Teen Titans.

In Anime, he voiced Iruka Umino in Naruto, Naruto: Shippuden and The Last: Naruto the Movie. He was the wise-cracking, Reno, in Final Fatntasy Advent Children film. He also voiced characters such as Shingo Shoji for the Tokyopop dub of the Initial D series, Marcus Damon in Digimon Data Squad, Carl and McCoy in Blood+, Kon in Bleach series, Dr. Riddles and Victoream in Zatch Bell.

Follow Quinton Flynn online:
Official Website

Chris Bachalo

Music City Multi Con Guest - Chris Bachalo
CHRIS BACHALO is internationally recognized as one of the most popular artists in the comic industry. His body of work covers a wide spectrum of genres ranging from the critically acclaimed Sandman, Shade:The Changing Man, Death:The High Cost of Living and Batman series for DC to Marvel’s Doctor Strange, Uncanny X-Men, The Amazing Spider-man and Generation X– the first title from Marvel that was adapted into a live action film for Fox. The short story “The Wheel” written by Sandman and American Gods writer Neil Gaimen and illustrated by Chris featured the Death character and was inducted into the library of Congress in 2003. It was created as part of a tribute to 911. His cover work for the title Hunter, The Age of Magic for DC was included as part of a New York gallery show for the Society of Illustrators. He also teamed with Stan Lee on DC’s Stan Lee re-imagines the DC Universe featuring Catwoman and illustrated the cover for the Hollywood Reporter celebrating his 75th birthday. He currently has several small projects in development. See twitter feed for updates.

Chris also co-created two creator owned properties. He collaborated with current Executive Vice President of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb, on the Vertigo/DC, titled The Witching Hour and co-created with Ben Ten’s Joe Kelly the retro-futuristic, Sci Fi epic, Steampunk, published by Cliffhanger /DC.

Chris has made guest appearances on televisions Pictionary and the Sci-Fi channel and has made appearances at shows all over world including Australia, England, Italy, France, and numerous cities in the US and Canada.

In addition to his work in comics, Chris’ artwork has graced the covers of The Hollywood Reporter and PSM (PlayStation magazine). Other clients have included Activision, Oakley, Taco Bell, Stuff magazine, Mad Magazine, Upper Deck, Disney, Neiman Marcus, EA and Def Jam records. He was also commissioned to do artwork that was transformed into a 50’ X 80’ mural at the Marvel/Universal theme park in Orlando, Florida.

Chris was born in Portage La Prairie, Canada, raised in Fountain Valley, CA and enjoys movies/TV, music, listening to novels, hockey, baseball, football, See’s Dark Chocolate Chip truffles and blended mochas. He, and his son Dylan, recently made the move to Michigan and are enjoying the novelty of snow.

Todd Nauck

Music City Multi Con Guest - Todd Nauck
Todd Nauck is a well known artist of the comic book industry and works regularly for Marvel and DC Comics, with over two decades worth of credits including Amazing Spider-Man, Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, Gwen Stacy, Deadpool: Too Soon?, Spider- Man/Deadpool, Nightcrawler, Teen Titans Go, the original Young Justice series, Mystery Science 3000, as well as countless other comics and covers.

Todd Nauck is the artist of the best selling comic book of the 2000’s: Amazing Spider-Man #583: the Spider-Man/Barack Obama Team-Up.

Currently, Nauck’s work can be seen on the DC Comics mini-series Stargirl: The Lost Children and the upcoming Marvel mini-series, Magneto.

Follow Todd Nauck on:
Facebook Fan Page: The Art of Todd Nauck

Mark Bagley

Music City Multi Con Guest - Mark Bagley
Mark Bagley is an American comics artist. He has worked for Marvel Comics on such titles as The Amazing Spider-Man, Thunderbolts, New Warriors, Venom and Ultimate Spider-Man and for DC Comics on Justice League of America, Batman and Trinity.

Marvel Comics
In 1983, Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief Jim Shooter created the Marvel Try-out Book to draw new talent into the comic book industry. Bagley won first place for penciling, finishing ahead of thousands of other hopefuls. Bagley was assigned to a series of low-profile penciling jobs. His comics work during this period included Visionaries, a comic book based on a 1980s toy line, various titles in the New Universe line, backup stories in Captain America, and the first series of Marvel Universe Cards.

When Erik Larsen left The Amazing Spider-Man in 1991, Bagley was assigned to the title. He and David Michelinie introduced the Carnage character in The Amazing Spider-Man #361 (April 1992) and produced the Venom: Lethal Protector limited series in 1993. Although not the first artist to draw either Venom or Eddie Brock, Bagley’s version of both characters are widely considered to be the most popular versions of them by fans. Bagley was one of the artists on the “Maximum Carnage” and “Clone Saga” storylines which ran through the Spider-Man titles. Bagley’s artwork was used extensively for licensed material, appearing on everything from plates and cups to credit cards and even video games such The Amazing Spider-Man: Lethal Foes released exclusively in Japan. In 2012, Comic Book Resources ranked Bagley fourth on its list of the “50 Greatest Spider-Man Creators”.

In 1997, Bagley collaborated with writer Kurt Busiek on a new team of superheroes, the Thunderbolts, a group of super-villains disguised as super-heroes, with the final page of the first issue of the series revealing that the Thunderbolts were actually the Masters of Evil, a surprise twist carefully guarded by Marvel.

In 2000, Marvel’s then-publisher Bill Jemas was looking to relaunch Marvel’s primary franchises in a way that would make them accessible to newer readers. Ultimate Spider-Man would be a title that began the Spider-Man mythos from the beginning set in modern times. Bagley was assigned to Ultimate Spider-Man with writer Brian Michael Bendis. The Bendis/Bagley partnership of 111 consecutive issues made their partnership one of the longest in American comic book history, and the longest run by a Marvel creative team, beating out Stan Lee and Jack Kirby on Fantastic Four. Bagley collaborated with Bendis on The Pulse and a four-issue arc on Mighty Avengers.

Bagley’s long and successful run on Ultimate Spider-Man earned him recognition in Wizard magazine’s top ten artists of the 2000s in Wizard #219. Ranked #2 on the list, article writer Mark Allen Haverty noted of Bagley, “no other artist came close to the number of comics Bagley sold [in the 2000s], nor the number of Top 20 comics he was a part of.”

DC Comics
In 2008, Bagley signed an exclusive three-year contract with DC Comics. His first assignment as a DC exclusive, the Trinity weekly series written by Kurt Busiek featured Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman.

Bagley drew four issues of Batman, written by Judd Winick. This was in the post-Battle for the Cowl world, with Dick Grayson having taken over as the Dark Knight. Bagley then teamed with writer James Robinson on Justice League of America. Bagley drew most of issues #38–53.

Return to Marvel
In 2011, Bagley left DC and returned to Marvel and Ultimate Spider-Man. He reunited with writer Brian Michael Bendis and drew the “Death of Spider-Man” arc in issues #156–160.

Jason Shawn Alexander

Music City Multi Con Guest - Jason Shawn Alexander
Jason Shawn Alexander is an artist/writer, having worked in comics for over twenty years receiving 2 Eisner Award nominations and the Silver Medal from the Society of Illustrators. Along side his comics career, Alexander exhibits his fine art work in galleries in Los Angeles, New York, London, Berlin and has shown in the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian. His current project, with co-creator Rodney Barnes, KILLADELPHIA, has been optioned for a new television series. His series, EMPTY ZONE, has garnered much critical acclaim. Among his list of credits is co-writer and artist of SPAWN, as well has having contributed his art to HELLBOY, ABE SAPIEN, BATMAN, SUPERMAN, THE ESCAPISTS, THE SHADOW, THE SECRET, FROSTBITE, 30 DAYS OF NIGHT, QUEEN AND COUNTRY, MARVEL ZOMBIES, HELLRAISER, CREEPY, DAMN NATION, DEAD IRONS and others. He’s created art for motions comics for such films as PAN’S LABYRINTH, PREDATORS, and MAD MAX.

Tim Townsend

Music City Multi Con Guest - Tim Townsend
Tim Townsend has been a regular inker at Marvel Comics for the last 28 years. Having worked on most of Marvel’s major titles at one time or another, he’s best known for his work with pencilers such as Joe Madureira (Uncanny X-Men), Adam Kubert (Uncanny X-Men), Frank Quitely (New X-Men), Olivier Coipel (House of M), and, most notedly, Chris Bachalo with whom he has partnered for the last 22 years on most of the X-Men and Spider-Man titles.

Tim has worked for all the major publishers including Marvel, DC, and Image Comics.

Eric Canete

Music City Multi Con Guest - Eric Canete
Eric Canete is a concept artist, comic book illustrator and storyboard artist currently residing in the Pacific North West.

His works and clients include Iron Man: Enter The Mandarin (Marvel Comics), Run Love Kill (Image Comics), Aeon Flux (MTV) Ben10: Alien Force (Cartoon Network), Justice League Unlimited and Beware the Batman (Warner Bros Animation), Killer Instinct (Microsoft) and League of Legends (Riot Games).

He is renowned for his dynamic storytelling, his signature art style and unique approach to concept designs.

He is currently working on “ARC ATHENA”, his most current creator owned comic book miniseries which is published and sold through Iconic Comics, and he streams his drawing process via YouTube.

He’s an avid fan of LEGO and all forms of pastry.

Visit Eric’s website at ericcanete.com

Shawn Crystal

Music City Multi Con Guest - Shawn Crystal
Shawn Crystal dropped into this world with a Batman T-Shirt and a pencil in his hand. He spent his childhood days drawing dinosaurs and super heroes, engaged in EPIC battles. The only breaks he took were the afternoons spent skateboarding while listening to hardcore and early hip hop. He went on to study art at Towson University, where he met his future wife, Stephanie. From there, they moved to Savannah, where he worked towards an MFA in Sequential Art. Shawn got his first job while in school, Resident Evil: Fire and Ice, a mini series for Wildstorm. Comic book work dried up after that, but he went on to work in animation, concept design for video games, and teaching. Around 5 years ago, Marvel hired Shawn on Deadpool, living his childhood dream. Shawn is Currently an Artist for DC Comics, Marvel comics and Valliant Entertainment. He lives with his wonderful wife (Stephanie), and two beautiful children (Zac and Zoe), frequently wondering, who is this man running around the house in nothing but a Batman T-Shirt with a pencil in his hand, drawing Dinosaurs and Super Heroes.

You can follow Shawn on instagram @inkpulp.

Andrew Robinson

Music City Multi Con Guest - Andrew Robinson
Andrew has painted covers for all the major publishers, illustrating such titles as Batman Detective, Hawkman, Starman, Superman Rebirth, Ironman, Hydra, StarWars, Black Panther and The JSA. He is a multi award winning, NYTimes best selling illustrator for his painted work on the GN, The Fifth Beatle. More of his sequential work can be seen in Batman Black and White #5, The Ride: My Brother’s Keeper, Gen 13, Dusty Star and Harley Quinn. Most recently Andrew has painted covers for Rick Remender’s new Image book, Scumbag. Also he illustrated issue 2. Andrew lives in Altadena, CA.

You can follow Andrew on instagram @spacejunkees.

Cary Nord

Music City Multi Con Guest - Cary Nord
Cary Nord has been drawing comic books professionally since he was 19 yrs old. He has work with virtually every major publisher, with credits that include runs on Daredevil, Mutant X, XO Manowar, Wonderwoman, and most notably, his 2004 Eisner Award winning work on Conan (Darkhorse).

Cary is currently doing cover work for a variety of companies, as well as work on his creator-owned title, Fol’Klor.

Visit Cary’s website at carynordcomics.com

Lary Stucker

Music City Multi Con Guest - Meredith Finch
Lary Stucker is best known as the series Inker for Young Justice and Teen Titans Go! As well as amazing runs on Wolverine, Iron Man, Avengers Hero’s Reborn and hundreds of well known titles for Marvel, DC, and Image Comics. He also has writing credits in Young Justice: 80 page giant and Brigade.

In recent years, Lary has been devoting his time to nonprofit work and an art project that will be launched soon at stuckerart.com.

Dan Fraga

Music City Multi Con Guest - Dan Fraga
Dan Fraga is a director and comic book artist whose career as a storyteller started in late 1991 when Cable and Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld hired the 18 year-old to join Extreme Studios and the newly formed Image comics. Over the span of his 25-year career, Dan has worked on a number of the comics industry’s top titles. At Extreme, the titles included Bloodstrike, Youngblood, Supreme, Kid Supreme, and the Berzerkers. At Image, the titles included Witchblade, Darkness, and The Gear Station. For Marvel, Dan worked on Spider–man, Wolverine, What–if?! and Generation X. For DC Comics, Dan worked on Superman and The Power Puff Girls.

In 2003 Dan’s story telling career changed gears as he transitioned from comics to Television and Film, working as a storyboard artist, art director, and 2nd unit director for both live action and animated content. In 2010 Dan made his directorial debut on the HBO series The Ricky Gervais show, directing the 2nd and 3rd seasons of the animated series.

Since 2013 Dan has worked for Mattel as Supervising Director for the animated content for Monster High, Everafter High, Enchantimals, Hot Wheels and Max Steel. Dan’s personal work can be found on Instagram and YouTube under the name Couchdoodles where his goal is to illuminate and empower creativity in others through example. Dan lives with his wife and 3 kids in Georgia.

“I love chess, the Rubik’s cube, and freestyle rap. To some, these interests may sound like cliché nerd stuff, but I see them as exercises for pre visualization. With pre-visualization, you can theoretically time travel and create what you want for the future of your idea. With proper execution, the thing you pre-visualized will become a reality. These sorts of things thrill me.”

Sam Payne

Music City Multi Con Guest - Sam Payne
Sam Payne is a pinup artist that draws inspiration from geek culture related themes such as comics and animation. His weapons of choice are Adobe Illustrator and Vectornator Pro with an occasional tweak in Photoshop.

His art can be found on variant covers for Archie Comics and promotional posters for various conventions in Nashville and neighboring areas.

Follow @paynless2011 on Instagram for regular updates and images of current projects.

Prints or comics can be purchased at sampayneart.com.

Billy Martinez

Music City Multi Con Guest - Billy Martinez
Billy Martinez began his career in the early 90’s as a freelance artist debuting his original comic series Wildflower in 1993 for Sirius Entertainment. Soon after he would write and illustrate books and stories for companies Peregrine Entertainment, Top Cow, Image Comics and Heavy Metal Magazine. In addition to his work in comics, he supplied artwork for Family Guy and Hellboy through Inkworks trading card company. In 1999 Billy formed Neko Press Comics and Publishing. The company went on to kickstart the careers of many up and coming artist and was a platform for Billy to continue to self publish his flagship titles Wildflower, Kickass Girl and graphic novels The Deepest Dark and his how to draw companion books In your Face and Body Movin’.

During this time Billy became interested in painting live at various clubs downtown in San Diego. There he would create 3 to 4 images simultaneously with bands and DJ’s such as Z Trip and Red Sonya on stage. He would sell his finished pieces right on the spot. It was a new and fresh avenue to get more individuals aware of the art scene in the San Diego and Los Angeles area. Through the years his art has been featured for Starbucks Coffee Company and in various galleries throughout the United States. He currently instructs and teaches art classes that range from sequential art to fine art painting and continues to create murals and performs live art shows throughout the country. He currently resides in Nashville Tennessee where he performs live art in Nashville’s historic Printers Alley and many venues throughout Music City.

Tim Kitzrow

Music City Multi Con Guest - Tim Kitzrow
TIM KITZROW is the iconic voice of your favorite sports franchises — NBA Jam, which celebrates its 30th anniversary, NFL Blitz, NHL Hitz MLB Slugfest, Mutant Football League and over 15 classic pinball games including The Twilight Zone and Elvira’s SCARED STIFF and HOUSE OF HORRORS. With NBA JAM, which grossed over $2 BILLION to date, Kitzrow introduced BOOMSHAKALAKA to the NBA lexicon and earned pop culture immortality.

Check out Tim’s official website to learn more TimKitzrow.com.

Convention Prices:
*Prices are subject to change
Autograph – Any 2 Prints + Selfie: $30
Custom Videos – Classic Jam Callouts & Improvised Gameplay: $30
Custom Voicemail: $30
NBA Jam Marquees: $60

Combo Special:
Any 4 Prints: $40
Video + 2 Prints: $50
Marquee + Video-Voicemail + 4 Prints: $100

Insert Coin Documentary/Blu-Ray + 2 Prints: $40
(Limited Director’s Cut Documentary About NBA Jam, Mortal Kombat, and Many More)

Podcast and Youtube Drops – Done Live And/Or Sent From Home Studio + NBA Marquee: $100

Ask About Custom MP3 Commentary For Your Home Arcade.

Daniel Pesina

Music City Multi Con Guest - Daniel Pesina
Master Pesina has been studying martial arts continuously since 1970, when he was introduced to Judo by his two older brothers.

He has trained under many masters including Guo Jian Hua (In door student of Wen Jingming and Lui Yuhua), Zhu Baozhen (Luo Chengli, He Zhong Xiang, He Zhong Qi), Hu Jianqiang (Shaolin Temple movie fame), Wai Lun Choi (Lui He Ba Fa grandmaster), and Lin Jian Hua (head judge for international Wushu federation), to name a few.

Master Pesina is perhaps most famous for his work as Johnny Cage and the ninjas in the first two Mortal Kombat games. He has also worked on films such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Secret of the Ooze, Book of Swords, Press Start, and Mortal Kombat Fates Beginning, winner of the 2015 Urban Action Showcase Best MK Film award.

In addition to continuing his personal practice, he teaches weekly classes in Chicago, IL and travels throughout North and South America to teach seminars on martial arts and choreography.

Check out Daniel’s official website to learn more masterpesina.com.

Autograph and Photo Prices:
*Prices are subject to change
Photo: $40
Autograph: $40
Autograph and Photo Combo: $60

Carlos Pesina

Music City Multi Con Guest - Carlos Pesina
Carlos Pesina joined Midway in the early 1990’s as a motion capture artist and animator using his martial arts skills to help develop the Mortal Kombat franchise. Carlos stepped in front of the camera to play the thunder god, Raiden, in Mortal Kombat and Mortal Kombat II.

Carlos’ older brother, Daniel, was also on the original MK1 and MK2 cast, but wasn’t in games after MK2. Carlos remained at Midway, and continued to work on the Mortal Kombat franchise. His martial arts style is used in the creation of the more style-oriented fighting of Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance, Deception, and Armageddon.

The character Mokap, which debuted in Deadly Alliance, is a tribute to Carlos’ work. Mokap’s bio describes him as a martial arts specialist from the north side of Chicago.

With the closure of Midway in 2009, Carlos joined the core Mortal Kombat team in forming NetherRealm Studios and continues to work on the franchise for WB Games.

Autograph and Photo Prices:
*Prices are subject to change
Photo: $40
Autograph: $40
Autograph and Photo Combo: $60

Mark Bussler

Music City Multi Con Guest - Classic Game Room
Mark Bussler is best-known as the producer, host, and creator of Classic Game Room, the longest-running Internet video game review show in the world. After recently changing formats, Classic Game Room continues to run on YouTube, TikTok, Instagram, Vimeo, and Blu-Ray. CGR started in 1999 and celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2024 with the launch of Classic Game Room 2085 Season 2.

Over the years Classic Game Room evolved into CGR Publishing with Bussler serving as president and resident cover designer. CGR Publishing is a print, clothing, music, video, and design company specializing in historical, musical, and art projects spanning a variety of media through global distribution channels. CGR Publishing publishes more than 300 book titles, thousands of clothing design items, glassware, physical and digital video projects, and a growing catalog of music albums available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and other streaming services.

Bussler is the writer and artist of more than 100 books for CGR Publishing including comic books, historical books, video game guidebooks, and non-fiction drawing instruction. He is the writer and artist of the Ethel the Cyborg Ninja series, the Robot Kitten Factory series, Magnum Skywolf, How to Draw Inspired by Classic Illustrations, and more. In addition to comic book art, he is a 25-year veteran commercial artist and cover designer of more than 300 books including Dante’s Inferno: Retro Hell-Bound Edition, Milton’s Paradise Lost: Gustave Doré Retro Restored Edition, and The Art of World War 1.

In 2023 he launched 80s Comics: The Ultimate 1980s Comic Book Review Guide series with a corresponding popular TikTok channel (@80sComics) that specializes in underrated classic comic books from the greatest decade of all time.

Bussler enjoys making synthesizer music as the producer of Omega Ronin, an electronic 1980s-inspired synthwave band that provides the soundtrack and inspiration for the Classic Game Room videos, 80s Comics, and the upcoming Omega Ronin animation series and comic book series in production.

His historical books include 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair: The Louisiana Purchase Exposition in Photographs, The World’s Fair of 1893 Ultra Massive Photographic Adventure series, 1901 Buffalo World’s Fair: The Pan-American Exposition in Photographs, The Art of Ferdinand Von Reznicek, 1889 Paris World’s Fair: The Exposition Universelle in Illustrations, and much more. He also served as the lead restoration artist and editor for the Classic Cars and Automobile Engineering series and Classic Trains and Railroad Engineering series, numerous Gustave Doré restorations, and more.

In addition to Classic Game Room, Bussler continues to produce internet video content that runs across platforms including 80s Comics, Horrible Octopus, Turbo Volcano, and Omega Ronin. You can find them on the major streaming platforms.

Follow Mark Bussler online:
Classic Game Room on YouTube.
80sComics on TikTok.
Classic Game Room on Instagram.

My Life in Gaming

Music City Multi Con Guest - My Life in Gaming
My Life in Gaming was started by Coury Carlson and Marc “Try4ce” Duddleson in 2013 as an outlet for taking their professional experience in video production and creating projects that they could get excited about. After starting with the “How to Beat” VHS-style series, My Life in Gaming has gone on to showcase unique retro games, interview industry figures, and more. My Life in Gaming’s most popular series is the “RGB Master Class,” which breaks down the complex topic of getting the best picture out of retro consoles into easy-to-understand episodes.

Check out My Life in Gaming on YouTube.

Broken Token Podcast

Music City Multi Con Guest - Broken Token Podcast
Brent Griffith and Whitney Roberts are co-hosts of the Brokentoken Classic Gaming Podcast. Brent and Whitney also do a fantastic job of moderating many of the panels at Music City Multi Con.

The Brokentoken Classic Gaming Podcast covers everything from the golden age of arcade gaming to the newest pinball titles currently hitting the streets and everything in between. Add in technical talk segments, collecting and restoration stories, interviews and sit-in guests as well as game room updates, forum news, listener mail and twitter questions (with the occasional live streams) and you’ve got a couple hours of your life you’ll never get back!

Retro Tech

Music City Multi Con Guest - Steve Nutter
Steve is a Cathode Ray Tube Specialist set on saving CRTs for future generations to enjoy. His company, Retro Tech is dedicated to Preserving CRT Monitors, Televisions and other Vintage Technologies through the art of restoration on YouTube. For more information on repairs and to learn more about CRTs, check out Retro Tech on YouTube.
Follow on twitter: @usa_retro.

Death Do Us Part Podcast – Appearance Cancelled

Music City Multi Con Guest - Death Do Us Part Podcast
Married couple Mark and Jamie, from Death Do Us Part Podcast, discuss the ins and outs of creating and making a true crime podcast. Mark is a retired homicide detective and Jamie is a paramedic.

*Due to other commitments Mark and Jamie had to cancel their appearance this year. They plan to be back to Music City Multi Con in 2024.

Listen to Death Do Us Part Podcast at: Apple Podcast or your favorite podcast platform.

Ginger Oh Snap

Music City Multi Con Guest - Ginger Oh Snap
Ginger Oh Snap has been cosplaying most her life, thanks to a background in theatre, dance, and renaissance faires, She is a self taught maker and entrepreneur. Ginger dedicates her days to creating costumes, performing, promoting geek culture, and pushing for a more inclusive and welcoming cosplay community. When not traveling around the world to conventions and events as a guest, she is live streaming on Twitch. Ginger loves sharing her passions and knowledge with the community. Ginger is also a burlesque performer, sharing her special brand of shapeshifting nerdlesque at theatres, conventions, and festivals across the U.S. She is best known for her cosplays as the Nuka Cola Girl from Fallout, Sarah from Labyrinth, and as Mary Jane Watson (riding alongside Stan Lee himself), in the 2017 DragonCon parade.

Mutant Glue

Music City Multi Con Guest - Mutant Glue
MutantGlue has been cosplaying since 2017. She is sponsored by a comic book company named SoveReignComics and has her own brand as well. Her cosplays range from Marvel to Anime with gaming and Disney sprinkled in between. “Reliving your childhood movies, cartoons, and games is so refreshing. It gives you a break reality and such a sense of nostalgia that it just fills your soul with joy.”