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Saturday, November 9 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Stargazer Soiree

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avatar for Ajay Fry

Ajay Fry

As Host of InnerSPACE, AJAY FRY is no stranger to SPACE or the airwaves. Born in Toronto, Ajay attributes his bizarre and creative sense of humour to growing up in Ottawa. His career in television began at an early age with roles on LASSIE, ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK and BIG WOLF ON CAMPUS. He also regularly lent his young voice to cartoons such as ARTHUR, LITTLE LULU and CAILLOU. | | As a teenager, Ajay studied and performed improvisational... Read More →
avatar for Brenda Hickey

Brenda Hickey

Brenda Hickey is a comics illustrator from Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Since 2007 she has been working on her creator owned webcomic In the Air, as well as a handful of freelance and self owned mini comics. Recently she has gotten work for IDW’s My Little Pony Friendship is Magic comic series, and has illustrated the Applejack micro and the “My Little Pirate” story arc.
avatar for Christopher Jones

Christopher Jones

Most of Chris’ work in recent years has been penciling for DC Comics, including penciling, inking and interiors and covers for “Young Justice,” based on the hit Cartoon Network animated TV series, and was the regular penciler on The Batman Strikes. Other DC Comics credits include Justice League Adventures, Batman & Robin, Day of Judgment and the cult series Young Heroes in Love. His work for Marvel Comics includes Avengers: Earth’s... Read More →
avatar for Christopher Torres

Christopher Torres

Christopher Torres knows a few things about cats, Internet memes and comics. | | Torres has been drawing his web comic “LOL Comics” since 2005, before reaction images were even a thing. Featuring adventures from previous employment, his family and lots of cat stories – his comics resonated with fans. In 2008, after an early comic was featured on G4’s Attack of the Show, the comics routinely started going viral. As a way of connecting... Read More →
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D.C. Rhind

D.C. Rhind is the author of the Calebra Fantasy Series and, more recently, the Agent Samurai, Vampire-Hunter Series. A Halifax area native, David returns to Hal-Con 2013 with great enthusiasm “Hal-Con have been such gracious hosts that it’s always a pleasure to return.” | David was born in Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, spent his high school and university years in Dartmouth, then lived abroad for over thirty years, in Bermuda, the... Read More →
avatar for Danica Brine

Danica Brine

Danica Brine, pen name KARIBU, is a freelance illustrator from New-Brunswick, Canada. She published her first works in an independent sci-fi comics magazine in France called “Rocket Science” in 2012. More of her work will appear this year in Heroes of the North comic, specifically short stories enveloping Masquerade, on of the female characters from Heroes. | | In addition, KARIBU is working on various contracts and projects, including... Read More →
avatar for David Nykl

David Nykl

David Nykl has appeared heavily in Vancouver and Prague in dozens of theater, film and television productions. Known for his versatility and depth as an actor, he has also produced theatre and film projects, and in 1994, he co-founded Prague’s Misery Loves Company Theatre with Richard Toth and Ewan McLaren. | | He is known to science fiction fans as the recurring Stargate Atlantis character of Dr. Radek Zelenka, a Czech scientist on... Read More →
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Drakaina

Drakaina made her mark by becoming the first of her kind in France, and incidentally in Europe. A Model raised to the rank of Modern Muse, inspiring artists, painters, writers and poets around the world since 2001 as well as influencing a whole new generation of models attracted by the potential of this ancestral form of artistic expression. Aside from her fantasy art modeling career, Drakaina has appeared in several music videos, as well as a... Read More →
avatar for Ellen Curtis

Ellen Curtis

Ellen Curtis is a writer and web TV personality born and raised in St. Johns, Newfoundland; whose aptitude for the written word began at a young age, when she began writing short stories, poetry, lyrics and novellas. | | She was ‘discovered’ at a Sci-Fi on the Rock II writing panel in 2008, and her first collection of stories, Compendium, was published just over a year later in October 2009. | | Since then she has risen to become one of... Read More →
avatar for Faith Erin Hicks

Faith Erin Hicks

Faith Erin Hicks writes and draws way too many comics. Her online work includes the webcomics Demonology 101, Ice and The Adventures of Superhero Girl. | | Her published works are the graphic novels Zombies Calling, The War at Ellsmere, Brain Camp (art only), Friends With Boys and the upcoming Bigfoot Boy and Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong. She’s also written and drawn short comics for Marvel and Boom! She lives in the mysterious Canadian... Read More →
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Fat Apollo

Fat Apollo, Michael McCluskey, is a mixture of all things geeky and nerdy rolled up in a crunchy comedic shell. Donning Everlast boxing gloves, as well as a cape and shirt made of vintage Battlestar Galactica bed sheets (circa 1977) – Fat Apollo is a true multimedia juggernaut. | | Fat Apollo was the first to harness the raw sexuality of geek culture, and was the subject of a feature article in Frank Magazine, and was on the cover of The... Read More →
avatar for Garrett Wang

Garrett Wang

Born in Riverside, California to Chinese immigrant parents, Garrett | Wang(pronounced Wong) spent his formative years on the move, living in Indiana, Bermuda and Tennessee. He moved to Los Angeles to attend UCLA where he majored in East Asian Studies and minored in theater. He was especially proud of his portrayal of Michio Tanaka in Wakako Yamauchi’s play “12-1-A,” which commemorated the 50th anniversary of the wrongful internment of... Read More →
avatar for Hal Hilden

Hal Hilden

Hal Hilden currently writes for Red Leaf Comics, penning MacSorly, RCMP, a current Leaf Vs. The Memphere story, The Ministers of Magic and his co-creator owned Dreamland 2047 limited series. He has dabbled in animation scripting, writing a spec script for Wetsand Animation, and he continues to do interviews for Comic Book Interviews. Hal recently completed a freelance script for Bluewater Productions, and has another freelance assignment from... Read More →
avatar for Ian Boothby

Ian Boothby

Ian Boothby is a multiple Shuster Award, Harvey Award and Eisner Award nominee and Eisner Award-winning comic book creator best known for his work as one of the main writers on The Simpsons and Futurama comics for Bongo including the Simpsons Futurama Crossover Crisis and Comic Book Guy The Comic Book. | | Ian is also an improv, sketch and stand up comedian living in Vancouver, Canada where he writes for CBC radio’s The Irrelevant Show and... Read More →
avatar for J. August Richards

J. August Richards

J. August Richards was introduced to fans of “Angel” during the series’ first season the rogue, street-savvy vampire hunter Charles Gunn. In season five, his character was transformed into a “take-no-prisoners” lawyer at the evil law firm Wolfram and Hart. In “Conviction,” Richards returns to the “letter of the law” in his role as Billy Desmond, an ambitious and brilliant assistant district attorney who does not lose... Read More →
avatar for Jewel Staite

Jewel Staite

Jewel Staite most recently starred as ‘Raquel’ in the CW series “The L.A. Complex”, which premiered in the Spring of 2012. Prior to that, she was seen starring in the Hallmark Channel telefilm “Call Me Mrs. Miracle” opposite Doris Roberts. This premiere was the highest rated Hallmark Channel telecast of the year. Prior to that, Jewel was seen as ‘Dr. Keller’ in the SyFy Channel hit series “Stargate:Atlantis”. Her stellar... Read More →
avatar for Joel Duggan

Joel Duggan

Joel Duggan is the cartoonist behind the online comic Starcrossed, host and producer of The Citadel Cafe podcast, and co-host and producer on Comics Coast to Coast on the FrogPants podcast network. In 2012, he self-published his first book, Starcrossed: Volume One a collection of his comics. | | Born and raised in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Joel works for out of his home studio in Dartmouth. | | Joel started his artistic career in television... Read More →
avatar for Julia Phillips Smith

Julia Phillips Smith

Julia is the author of dark fantasy novel Bound by Dragonsfyre, as well as Dark Ages vampire novel Saint Sanguinus, available through online retailers Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Sony, iTunes and Kobo. What a joy to put on her director’s hat when it came time to shoot the book trailers for the two titles. Thanks to her dream team engineered by producer Tara MacDonald, Julia earned directing Awards of Merit from the 2012 Best Shorts Competition as... Read More →
avatar for Kelly Tindall

Kelly Tindall

Kelly Tindall is the creator of Strangebeard, the hit pirate webcomic about the world’s deadliest pirate (who happens to be a twelve-year-old girl). He wrote and drew the adventures of feline detective Archie Snow for Image Comics’ Proof and the mash-up webcomic That’s So Kraven! He also letters Bedlam and the upcoming Strangeways for Image Comics, and was twice award-nominated for his letters on the Shuster Award-winning Green Wake.
avatar for Lar deSouza

Lar deSouza

Lar deSouza, raconteur, bon vivant and artist about town was born to humble surroundings on a Hallowe’en night many years ago. Fortunately his monumental ego was able to overcome the humble bits. | | After an apparently normal childhood, he attended Sheridan College of Visual Arts where he obtained diplomas in Illustration and Computer Graphics. While other artists might have muses that look like Grecian oracles, Lar’s wears three fingered... Read More →
avatar for Matthew LeDrew

Matthew LeDrew

Matthew studied Journalism at College of the North Atlantic in Stephenville, Newfoundland and has worked with Transcontinental Publishing as well as student-youth magazine The Troubador. | | He has written five novels for Engen Books, Black Womb, Transformations in Pain, Smoke and Mirrors, Roulette and Ghosts of the Past. | | Since 2007 he has traveled all over Canada promoting his work as well as teaching seminars on writing and... Read More →
avatar for Monte Cook

Monte Cook

Monte Cook has worked as a professional writer for more than 25 years. As a fiction writer, he has published numerous short stories and two novels, The Glass Prison and Of Aged Angels, and attended the Clarion West SF&F writer’s workshop and the Launchpad Astronomy Workshop for science fiction writers. He also wrote the Ptolus: City By the Spire comic book series for Marvel Comics. As a nonfiction writer, he has published the Skeptic’s... Read More →
avatar for Nick Bradshaw

Nick Bradshaw

Nick Bradshaw is a Maritime based artist, born and raised, currently living and working in Moncton. He’s worked in animation and comics as an artist for Dynamic forces (Army Of Darkness/Darkman), Wildstorm/DC (Danger Girl, Rokkin) and currently Marvel comics on Wolverine and the X-men.
avatar for Pete Williams

Pete Williams

Pete Williams is the creator of the animated series Undergrads that aired on MTV and Teletoon in 2001. Along with designing the look of the show and writing a number of episodes, he also voiced the four main characters. Undergrads was cancelled on MTV after just one season, but has garnered a cult following around the world, especially in Canada where it still airs on Teletoon. | | After discovering the show still has a devoted fan base... Read More →
avatar for Peter Chiykowski

Peter Chiykowski

Peter Chiykowski is a cartoonist, writer, and professional ragamuffin. He doodles Rock, Paper, Cynic, a webcomic about geek culture, turtles, and making the world a more interesting place. He actually started writing and publishing his silly little cartoons in Halifax in 2008, and was lucky enough to get support from student newspapers and local readers—something he’s still grateful for. | | Since then his comics have spread around the... Read More →
avatar for Peter Davison

Peter Davison

Peter Davison, born Peter Moffett in London 1951, played the 5th incarnation of the Doctor in BBC’s Doctor Who from 1981 to 1984. He has replayed the role twice since then, including the 2007 Children in Need special Time Crash. He is one of the few actors to star in both the classic, and new series of Doctor Who. Davison is also known for his role as Tristan Farnon in All Creatures Great and Small, and his recurring role in Law & Order : UK... Read More →
avatar for Richard Hatch

Richard Hatch

Richard Hatch has enjoyed international recognition for more than three decades. He has starred in such series as The Streets of San Francisco for which he won Germany’s Bravo Award (the equivalent of an Emmy Award), Battlestar Galactica, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe award and the role of Philip Brent, which he originated on ABC’s All My Children. Richard just finished playing the role of Tom Zarek in the new re-imagined... Read More →
avatar for Rob DenBleyker

Rob DenBleyker

Rob DenBleyker is one of the leading voices of web comics today. Starting with his personal website Explosm.net in 2004 to showcase his comics along with co-creators Dave McElfatrick, Kris Wilson, and Matt Melvin, Rob built Cyanide and Happiness into one of the most recognized webcomics in the world. | | After expanding their webcomic into books and animated shorts on YouTube, the guys began to aim bigger. Initial plans for a Cyanide... Read More →
avatar for Robert Bailey

Robert Bailey

Robert Bailey is originally from England, where he attended College of Art during the sixties. After careers in television and newspapers, and later as a full time aviation combat artist, he was suddenly approached by Lucasfilm some years ago. George Lucas had seen his website and Robert’s path then took a sharp turn into Sci-Fi. Specifically, Star Wars. He worked on STAR WARS VISIONS, a book by various artists, after visiting Lucas at his... Read More →
avatar for Robert J Sawyer

Robert J Sawyer

Robert J. Sawyer is one of only eight writers ever to win all three of the science-fiction field’s top awards for best novel of the year: the Hugo (which he won in 2003 for Hominids), the Nebula (which he won in 1996 for The Terminal Experiment), and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award (which he won in 2006 for Mindscan). According to the US trade journal Locus, he has won more awards for his novels than anyone else in the history of the... Read More →
avatar for Robert Maillet

Robert Maillet

A French Canadian from rural New Brunswick, it was clear from an early age that Robert would be a very big boy. In the first grade he stood taller than his teacher and that made him awkward and a bit shy, so growing up he took shelter in his own dreams. One of those dreams was to become a professional wrestler, and for a time he realized that dream with a successful career in the W.W.F. At the urging of a friend, he brought the confidence and... Read More →
avatar for Shawna Romkey

Shawna Romkey

Shawna grew up in around farms in the heart of Missouri but went to the University of Kansas, was raised in the US but now lives on the ocean in Nova Scotia with her husband, two sons, two rescue dogs and one overgrown puppy from hell. She’s a non-conformist who follows her heart. | | She has her BA in creative writing from the University of Kansas where one of her plays was chosen by her creative writing professor to be produced locally... Read More →
avatar for Terry Brooks

Terry Brooks

Terry Brooks spent a great deal of his childhood and early adulthood dreaming up stories in and around Sinnissippi Park, the very same park that would eventually become the setting for his bestselling Word & Void trilogy. He received his undergraduate degree from Hamilton College, where he majored in English Literature, and went on to earn his graduate degree from the School of Law at Washington & Lee University. | | A writer since high... Read More →
avatar for Tom Fowler

Tom Fowler

Tom Fowler is an Ottawa based artist who has worked on such publications as MAD Magazine, Revolution of the Planet of the Apes, Mysterious: the Unfathomable, Green Arrow, Star Wars: Jango Fett, Batman: The Legends of the Dark Knight and Venom. He has also illustrated several cards for the Doomtown card game. | | http://bigbugillustration.blogspot.ca
avatar for Troy Little

Troy Little

Two time Eisner nominee and Xeric recipient, Troy began a career in animation after graduating from the Interpretive Illustration course at Sheridan College in Ontario, Canada. In 2000 he began self-publishing his comic series Chiaroscuro which garnered him both a Xeric and PEICA grant and was eventually collected by IDW Publishing and published in 2007. | | His second book, Angora Napkin was published in 2009 with IDW and was nominated for... Read More →
avatar for Ty Templeton

Ty Templeton

Ty Templeton has been creating comics for more than twenty-five years, working on Batman, Superman, the Avengers, the Justice League, Howard the Duck, Mad Magazine, Star Trek and more. Currently, he is drawing and writing stories for Marvel’s all-ages Spidey book. He also teaches script writing and illustration at Ty Templeton’s Comic Book Bootcamp, a school for comic book creators in Toronto, where he lives with his wife, four children and... Read More →
avatar for Vic Mignogna

Vic Mignogna

Vic Mignogna has been acting for stage and screen since he was 8 years old. But he started his career in anime a little over ten years ago as Vega in Streetfighter II. Since then Vic has been in more than two hundred shows and video games, known for such roles as Edward Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist, Tamaki Suou in Ouran High School Host Club, Zero in Vampire Knight, Yoshimori in Adult Swim’s Kekkaishi, Death Scythe in Soul Eater, Fai in Tsubasa... Read More →
avatar for Wordburglar

Wordburglar

A consummate performer, freestyler and improviser, Halifax’s own Wordburglar has carved a niche for himself across Canada and beyond with whimsical lyrics, a unique sense of humour and geek-infused storytelling songs. | | Unapologetic in his love of double-entendres, ridiculous similes and classic rhyme schemes, Burg’s lyrics are peppered with east coast charm, observational humour and pop-culture obscurities, all rooted in a dedication to... Read More →
avatar for Yaya Han

Yaya Han

Yaya Han is one of only few cosplayers in the world to build a business in this hobby-ist community, but even after a decade of success, she strives to stay true to what got her into this field originally – fun and creativity. To this day, Yaya has made a myriad of costumes in the genres of anime/manga, video games, sci-fi and of course from her own original designs. Her intricate and lavish creations have won awards and acclaim nationwide, and... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2013 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Summit Suite The 8th Floor, WTCC, Halifax, NS, Canada

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