The cosplay meet & greet returns to Colossalcon East 2022! If you’d like to take part in this event, please fill out the form found on the page below:
By RSVP you are guaranteed a 6′ table to promote and sell at during the Meet and Greet, being listed on our website, and a discount code for our badges for you, your friends, and your community/fans! (Only guaranteed while spots last.)
You can now register for both of our cosplay contests by following the links below:
An extraordinary pair of artists, the Chalk Twins are renowned for their chalk murals of epic proportions. Traveling the world in pursuit of artistic mastery, they are a regular installment at conventions and events across the country where they produce massive chalk masterpieces live. The Chalk Twins are truth in advertising – they are twins, and they work together with soft pastel chalk. When you see them, we encourage you to get down low and talk to them. They would be glad to answer questions and talk about art, geeky stuff, twin stuff – whatever you like. They don’t bite. We promise.
Patricia Patts is an American actress, singer, songwriter and entrepreneur. She was the lead in 1978 in the Los Angeles touring production of Annie. She was also the voice of Peppermint Patty for several of the Peanuts cartoons in addition to starring in several television shows and feature films.
Patricia’s work can be seen in: You’re the Greatest Charlie Brown, She’s a Good Skate Charlie Brown and the feature film, Bon Voyage Charlie Brown (and don’t come back!)
Kristen McGuire is a professional voice actor, ADR director, and script adapter for Funimation. When it comes to voice work, Kristen has worked on over 150 different titles, but she is most well known for her roles as Tatami Nakagame in My Hero Academia, Milim Nava in That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, Loop Nishigori in Yuri!! On ICE, Senko in The Helpful Fox Senko-san, Young Nora in RWBY, Hinano Kurahashi in Assassination Classroom, An Onoya in ReLIFE, Tama in Magical Girl Raising Project, and Rin Toyama in New Game. She has also provided voices for several video games, including Chibi Arachne in Smite, Several voices in 88 Heroes, Female Marine in Xeno Crisis, and Miima in Dizzy Hearts.
As a scriptwriter, she has adapted several titles for English including but not limited to Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card, Love Live! Sunshine!, That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, High School DxD Hero, The Helpful Fox Senko-san, and Magical Girl Raising Project. As an ADR director, she has directed shows such as Citrus and Gamers!, and served as an assistant director on both elDLIVE and Tsukigakirei.
Currently she works as a full-time script adapter for Funimation and likes to create her own comics in her spare time.
Brittney Karbowski is a prolific voice actress, who has voiced in a number of series with studios from Texas to California. She is best known for her roles as Wendy Marvel in Fairy Tail, Black Star in Soul Eater, Camie Utsushimi in My Hero Academia, Ryou in Clannad, Yuri in Angel Beats, Pride in Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood, Mikoto Misaka in A Certain Magical Index and A Certain Scientific Railgun Series, Nanachi in Made in Abyss, Rimuru in That Time I got Reincarnated as a Slime, Migi from Parasyte the Maxim, Kusu is Dragon Ball Super, HisKo in Food Wars, and Hitch in Attack on Titan. Most recently she’s Tirol In Sabukui Bisco; Saori in Tribe Nine, Minoru in Akebi’s Sailor Uniform, Cetia Final Fantasy Brave Exvius; Pookie and Chela in Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, and there’s more to come!
- Bruce Carr aka No Ordinary Balloon Man is a professional award-winning balloon artist currently living in Orlando, FL serving the Central Florida area and beyond. Bruce has entertained and built balloon creations for companies such as Disney, Wal-Mart, Kennedy Space Center, Geico, Lockheed Martin, Build-A-Bear, Dunkin Donuts, Belk and Chick-fil-a. He is also an entertainer for parties and events throughout Florida and the Eastern United States, including Colossalcon in Ohio, Screw Attack Gaming Convention in Texas, Mobicon in Alabama and many more. Bruce combines balloon art, acting, singing and puppetry to construct beautiful lightweight costumes to delight attendees of any large event.Bruce’s work has been recognized in social media and made into countless memes featured on such websites as Kotaku, MTVgames and Know Your Meme (Balloon Solid Snake and Balloon Colossal Titan) Equestria Daily (Balloon Party Favor Pony and Balloon Bridge) and Cartoon Network (Balloon Finn and Jake). As a performer, Bruce has collaborated with other amazing artists for unique balloon performances with Grammy Nominated punk rock band Green Jellÿ, Zombie Orpheus, creators of the Amazon Prime series “Journey Quest” and with Pecach Pictures “Pony Meets World”as “Human Discord”. As an individual with Asperger Syndrome, Bruce encourages other to pursue their dreams through the panel ” Twisting Up the Odds” and he is happy to be adding his whimsical balloon artistry to Colossalcon East!
Veteran Voice Monkey Steve Blum is best known as the voice of “Spike Spiegel” from Cowboy Bebop, “Wolverine” from several incarnations of X-Men (animated movies, games, the Wolverine and the X-Men TV Series, The Super Hero Squad Show, X-Men Anime and more), “Zeb Orrelios” and dozens of other characters from Star Wars: Rebels, “Orochimaru,” “Zabuza,” and others from Naruto, “Green Goblin” from the Spectacular Spiderman series, “Heatblast,” “Vilgax” and “Ghostfreak” from Ben 10, “Grayson Hunt” (Bulletstorm) “Grunt” (Mass Effect 2 and 3),”Zoltan Kulle” from Diablo 3, “Abathur” from Starcraft 2:Heart of the Swarm, “Tank Dempsey” (Call of Duty Black Ops), “Killer Croc” from Arkham Asylum, “Oghren” (DragonAge),“Vincent Valentine” (Final Fantasy VII), “Leeron” (Guren Lagann), “Jamie” from Megas XLR, “Storm Troopers” and many others in most of the Star Wars games, The voice of 7-11, dozens of Digimon and a gigantic list of other characters from Anime, Video Games, TV and Film. In 2012, Steve was inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records as Most Prolific Voice Actor in Video Games – appearing in almost 300 games (now over 400!)
In the world of anime, Beau has voiced a multitude of characters including: Jet Black in Cowboy Bebop, Ogremon, Saggitarimon and Parrotmon in Digimon, Michael in Argentosoma, Seal Walrus in Wolf’s Rain, Gohei in Rurouni Kenshin, Dee Jay in Super Street Fighter II and many others.
He is also the voice of The Fourth Raikage and Homura in the animated series Naruto. He voices Abraham Douglas in the soon-to-be released animated feature War Of The Worlds: Goliath (which won Best Animated Feature at the Los Angeles 3D Film Festival in 2012). He has narrated several series on The History Channel including Suicide Missions, Hero Ships and Modern Marvels. His video games include: Safari, Outlaws, Dynasty Warriors, Zino, Breakdown, Ace Combat 5, and Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children.
Beau appears as Captain Abbott of the S.S. Bradbury in Star Trek: Into Darkness and he has on-camera commercials now airing for Nissan and Merrill Lynch. Beau’s sci-fi feature films include The Blob, My Favorite Martians, Leprechaun in the Hood, and Halloween H2O. You can also see Beau on Franklin & Bash as Judge James Douglas airing on TNT. A full listing of his 30 year television and feature film career can be found on IMDB.
Melanie Kohn was born in San Francisco. She has lived in several states and has spent time in Canada. She now makes her home in Houston.
Melanie began acting in theater when she was three and continued for the next fifteen years. She got a taste of the big screen when she portrayed a student in a scene of The Godfather when she was seven.
Melanie auditioned for the voice of “Lucy van Pelt” in the iconic Peanuts specials when her sister, Robin, retired from the job at the age of twelve. Melanie voiced “Lucy” from 1974-1977 in ‘Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown,’ ‘You’re a Good Sport, Charlie Brown,’ ‘It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown,’ ‘It’s a Mystery, Charlie Brown,’ and the full-length feature film ‘Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown.’
In college, Melanie was passionate about drama, poetry, creative writing and broadcasting. She ended up working, teaching, traveling and raising three children. She also returned to college to earn her degree. Melanie then spent several years working at radio stations as a Marketing Specialist. She enjoyed every aspect of her career, particularly writing and voicing many of her clients’ ads.
Melanie’s three sons live in Vancouver, BC, where they all work in the Visual Effects industry. Coincidentally, her youngest son works at the company that now owns the majority of Peanuts Worldwide.
Griffin Burns is an LA based voice actor & musician most known for his work as Childe in Genshin Impact, Doppio in Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, Akira in Devilman Crybaby, Tadano in Aggretsuko and many, many others. He loves creating memes of his characters which have caused quite the buzz on TikTok and Twitter. When he’s not voicing anime/video games, he enjoys singing/playing guitar in his band New New Girlfriend. Griffin is always down to engage with his fans, so drop him a line and say hi!
Information and the sign-up form for 2022’s Artist Alley are now online!