Judging from the weather in New York it’s hard to believe that Summer is right around the corner but with only 100 days until Flame Con things are definitely heating up! We have 5 more big guest announcements including prolific pod-casters, pop stars, former puppeteers/illustrators, and comic book creators. Check out the bios for these 5 and tell me you’re not the only one counting down the next 100 days on your calendar!
Millions of people have heard actor Cecil Baldwin’s voice in the roles of Tad Strange on Disney Channel’s Emmy Award winning animated series Gravity Falls, and Cecil Palmer on the podcast Welcome to Night Vale. He is also an active ensemble member with The New York Neo-Futurists, a performance ensemble known for its anthologies of two minute long plays. Last year, Cecil launched Flame Con with an incredible reading of some infamous Harry Potter fan-fiction. We can't wait to see what he does for an encore.
Jennie Wood is the creator of the award-winning graphic novel series Flutter published by 215 Ink. She also authored the critically acclaimed YA novel A Boy Like Me. Jennie is an ongoing contributor to the New York Times Best Selling FUBAR comic anthologies and teaches at Grub Street, an independent writing center in Boston, Massachusetts.
Laurent Linn began his career as a puppet designer/builder in Jim Henson’s Muppet Workshop, creating characters for The Muppet Christmas Carol and Muppet Treasure Island films and winning an Emmy Award for his work on Sesame Street. He went on to become Creative Director for the Sesame Street Muppets. He’s now an author and illustrator: Publisher's Weekly calls his queer YA novel Draw the Line, "A gripping journey of self-discovery, romance, art making, and justice."
Dan Parent has been a writer and artist on numerous Archie Comics titles for almost 30 years. In 2010 he created Archie Comics' first openly gay character Kevin Keller, whose solo series won a GLAAD Media Award in 2013. In addition to his current ongoing series* Life With Kevin* and the Kickstarter-backed Die Kitty Die, Dan recently illustrated a story in DC's Shade, the Changing Girl #7.