Aaron Alexovich's first professional art job was drawing deformed children for Nickelodeon’s Invader Zim. Since then he’s been deforming children for various animation and comic projects, including Avatar: The Last Airbender, Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja, Disney’s Haunted Mansion, DC’s Fables, Kimmie66, Confessions of a Blabbermouth, the Lovecraftian horror/comedy ELDRITCH! (with art by Drew Rausch), three volumes of his own beloved Serenity Rose. Most recently he has penned for Marvel's Battleworld: Secret Wars Journal.
Lincoln A. Castellanos, who plays Tobias of AMC's TV show Fear the Walking Dead, was born and raised in Indio, CA, grew up with a strong love for performing at an early age in front of his brothers and parents. They supported his love by encouraging him to be in his catholic school's Christmas shows. His newfound passion continued on into Drama club at Indio High School, where he led several productions, and was awardedBest Actor in his senior year.
Lincoln was accepted into UCLA's prestigious School of Theater, Film, & Television. As an undergraduate, he studied acting, as well as Shakespeare, On-camera technique, Movement and Dance.
After graduation he continued to work hard creatively. He wrote, directed and starred in several short films. Lincoln's first professional booking was a Guest-star role in an episode of "The Mentalist" on CBS.
He continued to push himself as a performer, becoming a member of the Los Angeles chapter of Theater 68. He later costarred in the film "I Am Gangster", and starred in the short film "Square Circle Love Triangle", for which he was awarded "Best Actor" by the Santa Barbara Short Film Festival in 2013.
Phil Yeh was born in Chicago, October 7, 1954. He grew up in Wayne, New Jersey and Los Angeles, California, and founded his own studio and publishing company at the age of 16 in 1970. In 1973, he began publishing a newspaper devoted to health, books, the arts and travel called Uncle Jam. Yeh interviewed many cartoonists for this paper and also featured their artwork for the next 18 years. In 1977, he published the first graphic novel in the United States called "Even Cazco Gets The Blues" with introductions by Sergio Aragones and Don Rico. As of 2002, he has published more than 70 books from graphic novels to children's books including "The Winged Tiger" and "Theo the Dinosaur." In 1985, Yeh founded an organization "Cartoonists Across America and The World" dedicated to using cartoons and humor to promote literacy, creativity, and other positive issues. His band of cartoonists have painted more than 1000 colorful murals in 49 U.S. States, and in 12 other countries from China to Hungary. He speaks to about 100,000 students in schools, libraries, and conventions all over the world each year.
The Southland Ghostbusters are a non-profit cosplay group who serves the Greater Los Angeles Area with the best paranormal investigation services as possible. They also help raise funds for charities, build and contribute to the Ghostbuster community, and most importantly, have fun!!! We look forward to having them be a part of ReaderCON!!!
Lostweasleychild, or Ashleigh's first cosplay (Harley Quinn’s Bombshell variant cover look) was at Stan Lee’s Comikaze 2014. She decided to pursue cosplay as more than a hobby after debuting her Sara Lance/Black Canary cosplay at Wondercon 2015. She has worked with various photographers and cosplayers to bring new and exciting works to her fan base including classics like Tinkerbell, anime favorite Mikasa from Attack on Titan, and the recently popular Spider-Gwen from an alternate Marvel universe. As a recent graduate of the Long Beach State University Theatre Arts Department, Ashleigh brings a level of theatricality to her cosplays - making sure they are as accurate as possible, and playing the part when in front of the camera. She is thrilled to be a cosplay guest at ReaderCon and can’t wait to meet everyone!
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The 501st Legion is a worldwide, all-volunteer group of Star Wars fans that portrays the villains of Star Wars, along with members of their sister organization, the Rebel Legion, who represent the Heroes; both clubs share in the mission to share their love of Star Wars, help build screen-accurate costumes and props, and support charitable organizations and their local communities around the world.