Sgt. Slaughter is a professional wrestler who is a former WWE World Heavyweight champion and headlined Wrestlemaina VII. From the late 1970s to the early 1980s, Slaughter had success in the National Wrestling Alliance, American Wrestling Association, and the World Wrestling Federation. He also has held the NWA United States Heavyweight Championship twice. In 2004, Sgt Slaughter was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. In the 1980s, Sgt. Slaughter character was incorporated into the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero toy line as well as its animated series and comic books. Sgt. Slaughter first appeared in the five-part TV episode entitled “Arise, Serpentor, Arise!” and is one of only a few real people to be produced as a G.I. Joe figure and appeared in G.I. Joe: The Movie.
Coming to FarleyCon on August 14th is comic book legend and Marvel Editor-in-Chief Jim Shooter. Jim Shooter started writing Superman and other titles for DC Comics at the age of 13 in 1965. He worked his way through high school writing stories, laying out pages and designing covers. He was hired by Marvel Comics in 1976 as associate editor and in 1978 became Editor in Chief. He introduced benefits, royalties and other incentives for creators that attracted a legion of phenomenal talents who., under his oversight, authored a decade of brilliant creativity and unparalleled success. Jim wrote several notable series including the Avengers and Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars. He also headed up the creative teams that developed G.I. Joe and Transformers. Jim went on to found Voyager Communications in 1989, where he was the CEO and President. He also served as Editor in Chief, principal creator, head writer and occasional artist for the highly acclaimed comics published under the VALIANT imprint, which included Magnus Robot Fighter, Solar Man of the Atom, Harbinger, X-O Manowar, UNITY and more.
Jordynne made her debut in profession wrestling in 2011, and signed with Impact Wrestling in October of 2018. She has been a grave challenge against both male and female competitors during her time with Impact Wrestling nearly capturing the X-Division Champion. No stranger to championship glory, Grace has held several championships throughout her career and was Ranked No. 9 in the top 10 women wrestlers in 2019 by Sports Illustrated and was ranked No. 26 of the top 100 female singles wrestlers in the Pro Wrestling Illustrated Women’s 100 in 2019. Jordynne Grace appears courtesy of Lee Turner(LT_Writing).
Michael Copon is known for playing Lucas Kendall, The Blue Power Rangers from Power Rangers Time Force and Power Rangers Wild Force. Michael can also be seen as Felix Taggaro in One Tree Hill, Penn in Bring It On: In It to Win It, Ricky from The Boyz n Motion in That’s So Raven. He also replaced Dewayne “The Rock” Johnson as Mathayus in the prequel to The Scorpion King in The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior. Copon is executive producer of Michael Copon Studios.
Coming to FarleyCon on August 14th is the original silver Power Ranger, Justin Nimmo. Oklahoma native Justin Nimmo is known for his roles in Pleasantville, American Indian Graffiti: This Thing Life, Dude, Where is my car?, Saved by the Bell: The New Class. Justin has also been known to do Look-A-Like work as Brad Pitt. Best known to fans as Zhane the original silver power ranger from SABAN’s “POWER RANGER: IN SPACE” 1998. Today Justin travels to conventions to meet his fans when not working at his business Just-In-Time RTO in Purcell, Oklahoma. Father of two sons and enjoys traveling, rollerblading, wrestling, golf, fishing/hunting and what he likes to call a hobby, sleeping. Martial Arts include Bojuka, a mixture of Boxing, Jujitsu and Karate.
Robert Lamb was writer and storyboard artist for Filmation’s “He-Man”, “She-Ra” “BraveStarr” and “Fat Albert” and also worked on Disney’s “Darkwing Duck.” He’s a featured guest at PowerCon, commentator on the “He-Man” DVD collection, and wrote the foreword for Dark Horse Comic’s book “He-man and She-Ra, a Complete Guide to the Animated Adventures”. Rob also animated “The Streak” for Ray Stevens’ music video (some things should not be seen in live action). Robert recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award from MOTU Evolution Group for his work on “He-Man and The Masters of the Universe”.
Author Shawn Lamb is a multi-award-winning scriptwriter and fantasy author. She began her career in the 1980s writing for Filmation’s “BraveStarr”. She went on to create the epic fantasy series “Allon”, along with her newest fantasy “Trader of Eldar”. Together, she and husband Rob Lamb, attend events across the country engaging fans with tales of classic animation and storytelling.
Our next guest is comic book author and co-creator of Firestorm(Jason Rusch) Dan Jolley. Dan writes novels, comic books, children’s books, and video games. His comic book work includes Firestorm, Devil’s Due G.I. Joe comic book line, Dr. Strange, JSA, Superman Adventures, Micronauts, Sabretooth, Warcraft, Terminator and more.
Dan has written novels that include the original YA novel trilogy Alex Unlimited, Iron Man teen Novelization and two novel series, Five Elements, a Middle Grade urban fantasy series from HarperCollins, and the Gray Widow Trilogy, a very much not-for-children urban science-fiction series from Seventh Star Press. Dan has recently released the novel The Storm. Dan has also written for many video games including Chronos, Mafia 3, Dying Light, Multiple Transformer games, Avatar and more.
Dan lives somewhere in the hills of northwest Georgia with his very patient wife Tracy and five largely useless cats. You can bug him by visiting www.danjolley.com or by following him on Twitter @_DanJolley.
Welcome Back to FarleyCon, Dan Jolley.
Coming to FarleyCon Comic Book Expo is comic book artist JASON FLOWERS. Jason is a full-time Freelance Comic Book Artist from Atlanta, GA. Currently he is illustrating his new creator owned books Bounty Bullfrog and Demon Blood. Recent work includes covers on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin #1 and #99 of the regular series from IDW, Black Friday #1 for Scout Comics, as well as his creator-owned graphic novel, A.A.I Wars published by CALIBER COMICS. He has illustrated numerous sketch card sets for UPPER DECK and TOPPS CARDS for companies like DISNEY, MARVEL, and TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX. Other comic book work has been published in IMAGE COMICS, DEVILS DUE, ARCANA COMICS, BLACK THUMB COMICS and OCT-INK PRESS.
Matthew Atchley, like most superheroes of lore, has a dual identity! He’s an actor and artist known for his intricately hand drawn artwork and ever growing list of acting credits. His art subjects span across all fandoms and forms of pop culture including characters from popular TV, film, comics, and more. He has created artwork for several actors from a wide variety of tv series and films. Ever diverse, his other projects have included co-creating a cartoon/comic series with Actor Sean Astin, book cover art, company logos, and more. Matthew’s acting credits continue to grow as he has been cast in over 50 productions in the last 2 years. He performed on episodes of “Watchmen”, “The Gifted”, The Originals”, “The Resident”, “Nashville”, Ozark”, “MacGyver” to list a few. He’s also very well known in the “True Crime” genre as he’s had principal roles on multiple episodes of “Snapped”, and “Killer Couples” as well as “Murder Calls”, “Homicide Hunter”, “Murder Chose Me” and over 17 more series. His film credits include principal roles in the award nominated short films “Special Election”, and “Archer’s Window”. He portrayed a sports magazine photographer in the film “What Men Want”. He also portrayed FBI Agent Doug Wall in the Clint Eastwood directed “Richard Jewell”. He has many more upcoming projects soon to premiere. His entire artwork portfolio, online shopping links, current appearance schedule, acting credits and all social media links can be found at artofmatthewatchley.com His released acting credits can be found on his IMDb page at IMDb.me/matthewatchley
John Anderson is an actor, comedian, and self-proclaimed professional “Trick Talking Meat” who hails from Birmingham, Alabama. He landed his first major motion picture role as a Ravager in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. John also appeared in Black Panther, Stranger Things,
Sleepy Hollow, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Discovery Channel’s Manhunt: Unabomber, Logan Lucky, Pitch Perfect 3, I, Tonya, Jumanji, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, The Case for Christ, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, MacGyver, Being Mary Jane, and Tyler Perry’s Too Close to Home. He will appear in a number of television shows and movies premiering later this year, and most recently appeared in Make-up Artist Magazine, displaying his alien movie make-up as a Hurctarian Ravager.
John was given his first speaking role by Oprah Winfrey in her production of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. He is one of 10 Ravagers from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 personally selected by James Gunn to attend a 2016 Comic-Con surprise celebration in San Diego. The event was filmed and is now airing on CONtv. Further, art featuring John’s likeness as a Ravager was included in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: The Art of the Movie.
John’s involvement in the Birmingham cosplay community ignited his interest in acting, and he can frequently be found around town volunteering at charity events as Batman, The Joker, and Green Arrow. He refers to himself as “Trick Talking Meat” as coined by the late Carrie Fisher in an interview she did with CNN in 1997. In the interview she explained that the cast had shirts made with “Trick Talking Meat” printed on them, as they felt that is how George Lucas treated them on the set of Empire Strikes Back.