WE ARE HONORED TO ONCE AGAIN HAVE ACTOR DAMION POITIER featured as a Special Film/TV/Gaming Celebrity Guest 'ON SCREEN' via a live Web Chat on AUGUST 16, 2014!
It's the CHARACTER LEGENDZ PANEL!!!
TENTATIVE TIME FOR THIS CHAT IS 3PM EST! BE THERE! DO NOT MISS THIS!
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HE WHO IS WORTHY, will join us at ONYXCON 6, on screen in a live streaming interview called the 'CHARACTER LEGENDZ PANEL!' (also with Damion Poitier)!
Mr. WORTHY is a legend on the big screen and small screen. His credits include multiple characters in STAR TREK films (Insurrection) and TV shows. He has been major character as the 'Alpha Vamp' on SUPERNATURAL. Other credits like STARGATE, BATTLE STAR GALACTICA, & FALLEN make him a seasoned vet of Science Fiction. Best of all, Rick is a true comics and related genres fan in real life, not to mention a truly down to earth guy! We look forward to this experience with a master actor like Mr. Worthy at #ONYXCON!!!
@rickworthy on twitter & Rick Worthy - facebook !
MORE CELEBRITY GUEST ANNOUNCEMENTS EXPECTED SOON!
Actor, stunt pro, & voice talent TJ STORM joins ONYXCON SIX's 'CHARACTER LEGENDZ PANEL'! TJ is a legendary action star who's martial arts prowess is absolutely amazing! Anyone who has seen him in films like BLACK COBRA or PUNISHER: WAR ZONE knows his power and skill. Come out on AUGUST 16th and join us as we chat live with the man who most recently stomped the 2014 summer box office in his stunt roll as the King of Monsters - GODZILLA!
In the spring of 2014, ONYXCON was granted an interview with Mr. Toney (still avaiilable here in 'Articles & Interviews') fresh off his success as a stunt double for Anthony Mackie's FALCON in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. AND NOW... AARON JOINS THE 'CHARACTER LEGENDZ PANEL' LIVE on AUGUST 16th, 2014! Enter the NINJA!!!!
N STEVEN HARRIS
N Steven Harris is a GLYPH AWARD WINNING, EISNER AWARD Nominated (2014) classic penciler, and all around comics, storyboarding, illustration, and conceptual Art phenomenon! He hails from Brooklyn, New York by way of New Jersey and has been a professional in the comics industry for decades! From his early titles like AZTEK to recent VOLTRON work, and most recently WATSON & HOLMES - Steven continues to raise the bar in his element. His work on WATSON & HOLMES a re-envisioning of Sherlock Holmes in modern Harlem NY with Black protagonist (created by Brandon Perlow and Paul J. Mendoza, inspired by Arthur Conan Doyle’s “Sherlock Holmes”). With writer Brandon Easton on Watson & Holmes, Steven the landed multiple coveted FAN FAVORITE, BEST WRITER, BEST ARTIST, & STORY OF THE YEAR! Steven's independent works such as AJALA (written by Rob Garrett) about a high school girl vigilante heroine and the futuristic Brotherhood of The Fringe keep Steven's growing fan base on alert for new developments! Meet this legend at...
(Bio direct from his page for Brotherman) Emmy Award Winner, Dawud Anyabwile was born David J.A. Sims of Philadelphia, PA in 1965. Dawud is the creator and illustrator of the Brotherman Comics series which was conceptualized in 1989 and introduced at the NYC Black Expo in May 1990.
Dawud has made a career of airbrushing tee shirts in his teen years on the streets of Philadelphia and other east coast cities.
He and his brothers teamed up to produce the Brotherman comics series which is recognized as the spark for the current, modern day Black Comics/Superhero movement.
Dawud has also gained professional studio experience on televison productions such as THE WILD THORNBERRYS and THE RUGRATS as a character designer as well as many other music video, commercials, game animations and more.
A vegan of 17 years and father of two talented young men, Dawud has always made it his priority to produce high quality family entertainment products that not only entertain but inspire the readers to take control of their own destinies, families and communities. http://www.anyabwile.com
SHEREE RENÉE THOMAS
Sheree Renée Thomas writes:
Sheree Renée Thomas writes:
I was born with twin tongues—part elderstory and praisesong, black pot mojo and lore, my stories and poetry reflect my family's roots and history in the Mississippi Delta, the experiences that shaped our traditions and speech.
As a multigenre artist, I have many interests, with the common thread of narrative. This new year has found me increasingly fascinated by storytelling, as I have discovered that in the performance of story, whether true tale or myth, comes understanding, born from the act itself.
I am interested in the way language and literature, our stories in particular, function in social settings; how stories and the folk knowledge contained in them are passed on (or not) across generations. As I gather my rootwork, I hope to conjure art that lives beyond the page, casting a positive spell on readers as they journey through life.
An award-winning writer, editor, small publisher, educator, visual artist, and mother whose work has appeared in numerous publications and literary journals, Sheree is the co-publisher of the literary journal, Anansi: Fiction of the African Diaspora and founder of Wanganegresse Press, editor of the groundbreaking black science fiction series, Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora, named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and winner of the World Fantasy Award.
Sheree's work has been nominated for a Rhysling Award and received Honorable Mention in the Year's Best Fantasy & Horror, 16th and 17th collections edited by Terri Windling and Ellen Datlow; Kelly Link and Gavin Grant. She has written book reviews and articles for such publications as The Washington Post Book World, VIBE Magazine, Upscale, and Black Issues Book Review. Her stories and poems appear in 80! Memories & Reflections on Ursula K. Le Guin (Aqueduct Press), So Long Been Dreaming: Postcolonial Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Nalo Hopkinson and Uppinder Mehan (Arsenal), The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South edited by Nikky Finney (University of Georgia Press), ESSENCE Magazine, storySouth edited by Jason Sanford, Colorlines Magazine edited by Daisy Hernandez, Bronx Biannual 2: The Journal of Urbane Urban Literature edited by Miles Marshall Lewis (Akashic Press), Mojo: Conjure Stories (Warner Books), the 2006 and 2003 Rhysling Award anthologies, Hurricane Blues: Poems about Katrina and Ritaedited by Philip C. Kolin and Susan Swartwout, Southern Revival: Deep Magic for Hurricane Relief edited by Tamara Kaye Sellman, MYTHIC 2, Mythic Delirium edited by Mike Allen, Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism (Smith College), Role Call edited by Samira A. Bashir, Quraysh Ali Lansana, and Tony Medina, (Third World Press), Bum Rush the Page: A Def Poetry Jam edited by Tony Medina and Louis Reyes Rivera (Three Rivers Press/Crown Publishing Group), Black Renaissance/Renaissance Noire (NYU), Obsidian III edited by Gerald Barrax and Afaa Weaver, and Drumvoices Revue: 10th Anniversary Edition edited by Eugene Redmond, among others.
A native of Memphis and the mother of two daughters, Thomas is a member of the Beyon'dusa Artist Collective, the Black Pot Mojo Craft Circle, the New Renaissance Writers Guild, the Speculative Literature Foundation, the Carl Brandon Society, and taught creative writing and short fiction at the Frederick Douglass Creative Arts Center in Manhattan.
She has been the Cave Canem Poetry Fellow, New York Foundation for the Arts Poetry Fellow, and a Rhysling Award nominee; has received an Honorable Mention in Year's Best Fantasy & Horror: 16th annual, Ledig House/LEF Foundation Prize for Fiction, 2005 and 2001 World Fantasy Award; has attended master workshops with Ursula Le Guin, Jacqueline Johnson, and Marilyn Hacker; is included in Miriam DeCosta-Willis' Notable Black Memphians (Cambria Press, 2008); and has been the curator of the New York Review of Science Fiction Reading Series at Dixon Place and a guest curator at the South Street Seaport Museum.
She is a member of the New Renaissance Writers Guild, Beyon'dusa Artist Collective, The Cave Canem Foundation, Speculative Literature Foundation, Carl Brandon Society, PEN, Freelancers Union, the National Writers Union, and Afrofuturism.net
(Direct from Artist's Web Page) Kevin Sipp is a fine artist, independent scholar, and curator with expertise in printmaking, painting, sculpture and multi-media installation. A Florida native, he has lived and worked in Georgia since the early 90's where he received a BA in Printmaking from the Atlanta College of Art. He currently lives in Stone Mountain with his wife Euneika Rogers-Sipp where they own a hybrid art & design studio calledSIPPCreative and are raising their two year old daughter.
About his Graphic Novel DEBUT of David Walker Blackstone at ONYXCON 6!
Born into slavery in 1840 on the Amelia islands off the coast of Florida, David Walker Blackstone is an initiate of a host of African and world indigenous mystical traditions. Having settled in Boston after traveling the world and fighting in the civil war, Blackstone secures a job writing about crime and spiritual matters for a Boston newspaper. When a secret society of former abolitionists and post slavery freedom fighters headed by Frederick Douglas come looking for his spiritual services, Blackstone soon finds himself at the vanguard of a war between men, demons and gods for the soul of the world. The Amazing Adventures of David Walker Blackstone is Kevin Sipp's first graphic novel.
Fine Art & Prints
Sipp's fine art works have appeared in solo and group exhibitions throughout the country and internationally. His fine art prints have been featured in exhibitions by noted curators such as renowned Master Printmaker Malcom Christian, founder of Caversham Press in Balgowan, South Africa. His foundational aesthetic focus examines the spritual, political, social, and historical influence of African derived culture in the world often making references to African Myth, Afro-Futurism, Cultural Identity, Colonial History, past and contemporary music, politics and comics.
Maurice Novembre is an Art Director and Senior Graphic Artist living in Atlanta Ga. He has B.F.A. in Multimedia from the Atlanta College of Art. During his 14 year professional career he has worked a a variety of different disciplines in the digital art arena. Some of his notable clients include Lucas Film, Georgia Tech, and Verizon.
The Freelancing Process for the Digital Illustration
WORKSHOP ON AUGUST 16th Convention day at ONYXCON with MAURICE NOVEMBRE!!!
This work shop will provide an over view of the freelancing of managing a client project. The workshop is designed for the budding digital artist to the season professional. We will review a process of bidding, collecting a payment, drawing up contracts, and project management. The goal is for each participant to get better insight on the business practices of a professional artist.
Ages for this work shop is recommended at 18+. Info is geared toward aspiring professionals.
Appearing at ONYXCON 6 for a special RAW FOOD DEMONSTRATION while in her unique COSPLAY is...
Carla DeRosa, Health Activist, Raw Food Artist and developer of Sindara, Super Shero - Telepath & Dream Inceptor.
Professionally Carla is committed to helping our community expand their awareness of the power of nutrition and health by sharing the benefits of healing foods. She fuses her character Sindara and her know how of nutrition to reach out to children and families. Sindara's journey begins with a fateful car accident that results in a disabling closed head injury. Sindara, only 33 years old, has to relearn to walk, talk and care for herself. In one night she tumbles from self sufficient government computer programmer to nearly living in a vegetative state. As Sindara painstakingly rebuilds her body she realizes the power of her mind. Through what seems like random events, she realizes that she can actually impact the plans of the world's most wicked nemesis' through penetrating their consciousness and their dreams. After regaining her physical abilities, Sindara realizes her telepathic and dream inceptor talents are even stronger when she is in close proximity to her targets when they are sleeping or relaxing. Therefore she starts to be known as a cat burglar that steals thoughts, a chilling concept for those up to corrupt and diabolical plans to destroy the world as we know it. Sindara shares her love of food to encourage better nutrition, which is the key to unlocking the inner genius in us all.
OTHER FEATURED GUEST !
Anyone that has been to ONYXCON or ONYXCON:SANKOFA in the past few years is familiar with the bold, color rich, and fun creativity of Chris Miller! Chris designed exclusively for ONYXCON the SANKOFA FAMILY, often featured on our fliers and press releases.
Chris has worked on various projects from illustrations in novels to comics, animations, & video games. His work on a team project known as The Chronicles of Piye has grown both a graphic novel and a video game in development. As a freelancer, Chris has been instrumental on such smart phone games as YUMBY SMASH!
James 'MASE' Mason
Anyone familiar with The SANKOFA LADY on ONYXCON:SANKOFA event fliers!?! Or maybe you have every comic in the exciting URBAN SHOGUN series of books!?! Or maybe you own or have played the video game STREET TEAM!?! If you answer yes to any of these questions, then you know the talents of Atlanta based comics up and coming star Artist James 'MASE' Mason! MASE will be at ONYXCON! So should you! Get ready to have your books, games, and art prints signed!
OTHER ARTISTS/WRITERS AT ONYXCON SIX!!!
THE ALLIANCE COMIC GROUP
JASMINE 'JAZZY BEAR' DAWSON
Jasmine is a favorite at ONYXCON and an inspiration to many. Not only is she a once volunteer turned vendor with her own character driven comics and illustrations, but she is a hard working college Art major destined for a career in illustration & graphic design/related fields! Welcome back to ONYXCON Jasmine. :)
NATIVE COMICS (Rod Brown)
Excerpt From their website : As Native Comics continues to grow and expand, with the help of a growing website (nativecomics.com), a loving wife and son, numerous magazine/TV interviews (Good Day Atlanta/Source Magazine/Rolling Out Magazine) and supportive family and friends, Rod Brown will continue to gather a loyal following, creating imaginative story lines with colorful characters. Native Comics Entertainment will continue to excite, enthrall and teach others how to interact together and live a positive life, no matter what the adversity...
From their webpage:
Jericho Projects has been publishing since 2001 when its initial presence was made known with the comic book, Teshuvah, Prophets of Jah. After below modest returns, Director Adrian “Asia” Petty went through a self imposed hiatus suggested by Lady Death creator, Brian Pulido. Adrian returned in late 2008 with the preview issue of the genre blending and audacious quasi super hero narrative, Ms. Johnni. Since then, Ms. Johnni has captured the interest of fans and critics alike with its introspective look on the main character in search of her missing daughter.
BRAXTON COSBY / COSBY MEDIA PRODUCTIONS
Creator of teen/youth novels and The Mighty Majestics comics/animations, Braxton Cosby is a creator of vision and is destined to rock the world of popular arts! ONYXCON is proud to have COSBY MEDIA at ONYXCON SIX!
Eric Rogers presents 'faith based' comics and more with KINGDOM COME Entertainment!