Mike Grell

Mike Grell is an American comic book writer and artist, known for his work on books such as Green Lantern/Green Arrow, The Warlord, and Jon Sable Freelance.

Inverse Press

​From the deep wilds of the Alabama Gulf Coast, Inverse Press publishes horror and sci-fi-tinged comics and graphic novels. Helmed by writer Kevin LaPorte and artist Amanda Rachels, the Inverse catalog features killer clowns hunting child abusers, witch doctors stalking Africans with albinism, bikers possessed with a taste for roadkill, time-torn lovers traversing the centuries to save us all, steampunk cowboys staving off the Horsemen of the Apocalypse, and a supernaturally empowered pilot battling his inner demon for his wife, his career, and all of humanity!

Haiden Hazard

From a very young age Haiden has loved costumes and dressing up. While attending her first convention in 2013 she discovered the world of cosplay and fell in love. Since that time she has taken her love for anime, gaming, super heroes and sci-fi and brought them to life through the art of cosplay.

Amanda Dyar

Amanda Dyar is the founder, editor-in-chief, and CEO of BioGamer Girl. A print magazine focusing on horror and video games, the publication eventually expanded to a website featuring news, reviews, previews, exclusive interviews and more. Check out more at biogamergirl.com 

Joey Fatone is an American singer, dancer, actor and television personality. He is best known as a member of the boyband NSYNC. In 2007, he came in second place on the ABC reality show Dancing With The Stars. He is also known for his roles in Dead 7, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 1 & 2, Robot Chicken, and much more.

Patrick Giles

​Patrick Giles started his professional career doing illustrations for Conan O' Brien in 2011 for his first SDCC Appearance. In 2013 he started illustrating Trading Cards for Topps with Mars Attacks:Invasion set which quickly spread to working with Upper Deck and Cryptozoic Entertainment. He as illustrated Sketch Cards for such franchises including; Marvel, DC Comics, Ghostbusters, Firefly, Star Wars, Wacky Packages, Garbage Pail Kids and The Walking Dead.

Marc Gunn

​Marc Gunn is a rhythm and folk autoharper inspired by Celtic culture, science fiction, fantasy, and cats. He is one of the top 5 Celtic musicians on the world's largest indie music website, and an award-winning podcaster.

​North Alabama Cosplayers Club

The North Alabama Cosplayers Club (NACC) is a volunteer organzition whose mission is to provide a fun and safe environment for cosplayers through cosplay-related events; to contribute to the local community through charitable activities; and to foster connections between cosplayers and professionals such as photographers, costume designers and prop-makers.

Daniel Tack

A career in video gaming and publishing eventually landed Daniel Tack at Game Informer Magazine, where he's currently the PC editor. In addition to a constant pulse on the hottest games, Daniel is also a major presence on Game Informer's video, streaming, and podcast initiatives. Check out more at gameinformer.com

Joey Fatone

David Yost

David Yost is an American actor and producer. He is best known for portraying Billy Cranston in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie, and Power Rangers Zeo.

Chris Claremont

Chris Claremont is a British-born American comic book writer and novelist, known for his 1975–1991 stint on Uncanny X-Men, far longer than that of any other writer, during which he is credited with developing strong female characters as well as introducing complex literary themes into superhero narratives, turning the once underachieving comic into one of Marvel’s most popular series


​AKIOBOY's mission is to create products that are anchored in creativity & independent thinking. AKIOBOY also aims to inspire the young at heart while simultaneously giving them encouragement with quirky designs, imaginative videos, and captivating storytelling through (but not limited to) its influences.