top of page

Guests

Special

394394917_652587393621726_2861120795924351216_n.jpg

SEAN ASTIN

By popular demand, the most requested special guest is coming to Gem State Comic Con.

Sean Astin began his career with his first film "Please Don't Hit Me Mom" (1981). Soon after he would play Mikey in the fan-favorite film "Goonies" (1985),.Later he would play Samwise Gamgee in "The Lord of The Rings" (2001, 2002, 2003). His credits are legendary and the characters he has played are memorable in Hollywood and fandom. His credits also include "Memphis Bell (1990), Toy Soldiers (1991), Encino Man (1992), Courage Under Fire (1996), Bulworth (1998), Icebreaker (2000), 50 First Dates (2004), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012-2017), Stranger Things (2017-2019), Vindicta (2023), and last but not least the emotional football classic Rudy (1993)". 

420932308_699707145576417_7116116074379068658_n.jpg

COLIN BAKER

By popular demand, all the way from the UK!


Colin Baker is most famously known as the legendary Sixth Doctor from the British historically long-lasting television show "Doctor Who." Colin Baker portrayed The Doctor from 1983-1986, including his appearance as Commander Maxil in the Episode "Arc of Infinity."

Colin Baker has performed and portrayed numerous characters in British television, including My Wife's Sister (1956), The Roads of Freedom (1970), Cousin Bette (1971), War and Peace (1972), The Brothers (1974-1976), Blake's 7 (1980), The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (1993), Doctor Who: Dimension's In Time (1993), The Knock (1997), Doctor Who: The Animated Series (2002), Top Gear (2003), Doctor Who (2022), and Doctor Who: Tales of The TARDIS (2023). Colin Baker has also continued the sixth Doctor Adventures in Big Finish audio stories that have also been presented on BBC Radio. Come and meet the Sixth Doctor for this extremely rare appearance!

387044276_647671390779993_4613902570677009089_n.jpg

GIGI EDGLEY

Gigi Edgley was born in Perth, Australia. She is the daughter of concert and circus promoter Michael Edgley. As a child, Gigi performed both in and out of school. She also took several years of ballet, jazz, and character dance. She became mainly interested in acting and had her first professional theatrical engagement at the Twelfth Night Theater. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Queensland University of Technology in 1998.
In 1999, she began acting steadily in Australia on TV. As a believer in the school of method acting, Gigi has developed a broad set of skills and experiences for her roles. She is proficient in ballet, jazz, character dance, singing, and martial arts.
Her early TV and film work included several independent productions (with later Farscape co-star Anthony Simcoe), as well a guest star spot on the popular Australian series Water Rats (1996) and a role in Australian TV Mini-Series titled The Day of the Roses (1998).

411153710_680704797476652_95113768033747064_n.jpg

clem so

Clem So is a multi-faceted talent in films hailing from London, England. He has been in some of the biggest franchises in film and television history including, Skyfall (2012), 47 Ronin (2013), Guardians of The Galaxy (2014), Spectre (2015), Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015), Exodus to Shanghai (2015), Sherlock (2014-2016), Doctor Strange (2016), Doctor Who (2012-2017), Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017), Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018), Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom (2018), Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018), Druid (2018), Black Widow (2021), No Time To Die (2021), Doctor Strange in The Multiverse of Madness (2022), and so many other films and television.
He is coming all the way from London to meet everyone in Idaho so give him a warm Idahoan welcome!

402831295_666217765592022_2232007681937353847_n.jpg

SPENCER WILDING

Spencer Wilding is a Welsh actor and special creature performer in the UK. He is known for his interpretation of strong and imposing characters, often using prosthetics and makeup. He has appeared in films and series like Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, Wrath of the Titans (2012), Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Victor Frankenstein (2015), and Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves (2023).

In 2016, Wilding starred as Darth Vader in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

401440455_673007348246397_5527573909949818445_n.jpg

BRIAN A. PRINCE

Brian A. Prince is known for playing in title tole in The Predator (2018) and appearing in Black Panther (2018) and Captain America: Civil War (2016).

415370874_925640188456551_8067175780213394547_n.png

MING CHEN

Ming Chen’s road to Jay & Silent Bob’s Secret Stash all began in 1995, when the college student, video store employee, and Kevin Smith follower developed a fan website based on the movie Clerks. Smith, who appreciated Chen’s work, reached out and asked him to create the Web site for his production company, View Askew Productions. Twenty Six years later, not only does Chen continue to work on many of Smith’s online projects, but he has also ventured into several other areas within the Kevin Smith empire, most recently hosting a weekly podcast called I Sell Comics! on Smith’s podcast network, SModCo. Chen is not only the technical expert for The Stash, but he is also the perfect person to send out to do the jobs no one else wants to do. He takes it all with a smile, and is happy to be a part of the team.

During his free time, Chen serves on the board for the non-profit organization Root to Rise. He also co-owns a podcast studio with called “A Shared Universe” and is a partner in a coffee, gaming and comics café called “Coral Sword” in Houston, Texas with major league ballplayer Hunter Pence. Chen has been married to his wife Debbie for 18 years and has two children, Lillian and Harrison and a dog named Joy.

384474315_642898377923961_1558979326888619513_n (1).jpg

TONY OLIVER

Tony Oliver, the legendary actor who has voiced some of the world's best-known anime characters, has done hundreds of characters that span generations,

Some of his credits include Lupin the Third (1971-1972), Lupin The 3rd (1977-1979), Noozles (1984), Macross: Boobytrap (1984), Robotech (1984-1985), Captain Harlock and the Queen of a Thousand Years (1985), Sailor Moon (1992), Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993-1999), Transformers: Robots in Disguise (2000), Great Teacher Onizuka (1999-2000), Vandread (2000-2001), Chicchana yuki tsukai Shuga (2001-2002), X (2001-2002), Tenchi Muyo GXP (2002), Witch Hunter Robin (2002), Stellvia (2002), Last Exile (2003), Gad Guard (2003), Gungrave (2003-2004), Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex (2002-2004), Fafner (2004), Eureka Seven (2005-2006), Tokko (2006), Naruto (2005-2006), Mega Man Star Force (2006-2007), Eyeshield 21 (2005-2007), Blue Dragon: Trials of The Seven Shadows (2008-2009), Bleach (2006-2011), Hunter x Hunter: The Last Mission (2013), Lupin III (2015), Naruto; Shippuden (2009-2016), Beyblade Burst (2018-2019), JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2012-2021), Vinland Saga (2019-2023), and Mech Cadets (2023). Those are just a few of his credits!

Tony has also worked in video games voicing characters from Dynasty Warriors, Resident Evil, Sports Champions 2, Dragon's Dogma, and many more.

407373801_730331135709149_2855383012793331984_n.png

sam kwasman

Sam is a veteran actor/comedian. From a professional dancer in movies such as "Mame" with Lucille Ball and stage musicals like "Hello Dolly" with Martha Raye and the "Music Man" with Van Johnson, he graduated to acting roles. He has Guest Starred on such shows as "Bob Newhart"(Emmy nomination), "Family Ties" "Lou Grant", "Airwolf", "MadTV" "Evening at the Improv" "Norm Crosbys Comedy Shop" and "The Jerry Lewis Telethon". Not to mention voice overs for cartoons such as "Robot Chicken" with Seth Green and many, many on camera appearances in national commercials. As a stand up, he has appeared at Caesars Palace Lake Tahoe, the Alladin Hotel, the Riviera, Rodneys Place, the Comedy Store, the Improv, the Ice House and comedy clubs around the country. Over a 17 year period Sam worked on and off as the voice of Donald Duck at Disney studios. He is in the book, "Mouse Tracks" featuring Sam as the Duck. On Cartoon Network, he has voiced several characters for Seth Green's, "Robot Chicken" and is a series regular as the voice of Little Quacker for the new Tom and Jerry Show, now in it's Fourth season. His most current film is, "Too Hip for the Room." He is also appearing as the product placement guy for Jerry Seinfeld's, "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee." He is appearing at the Geffen Theater in the new hit show "Letters From a Nut" by Ted L. Nancy. Produced by Jerry Seinfeld.

396698016_657897486424050_7449381974483654325_n.jpg

marie westbrook

Born in the small mining town of Kellogg, Idaho, Marie Westbrook is an actress and voice-over artist known for voicing Hanami in Jujutsu Kaisen, Dorio in Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, Maria in Baki Hanma, Young Runway in Rogue Company, Sergean Jaxo in Star Wars: The Old Republic, and many other anime and video games.

429790023_723148473232284_7823172417861336545_n.jpg

JOEY D'AURIA

Joey D'Auria is the voice of Whisper in Yo-Kai Watch, Butch the Cat and Droopy the Dog in Tom & Jerry, Nikola Tesla in War of the Worlds: Goliath, Alastair in Ratchet and Clank - A Crack in Time, and many others.

Besides his work voicing characters in animated cartoons, movies, video games and anime, Joey was also WGN-TV's Bozo the Clown in Chicago from 1984 - 2001.

Joey D'Auria was a frequent contestant on the original "Gong Show" and actually won a Gong Show trophy with his act Dr. Flame-O, an act he later repeated on "The Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson.

411212628_681404827406649_1267359110640682861_n.jpg

floydman sumner

Robert “Floydman” Sumner is the mind and imagination behind Planet F Studios. As a self-trained artist, he got his start in the small press network in the 90’s producing his own comics and magazines but moved on to creating original sketch cards for Topps and other trading card companies working on such properties as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Star Wars Chrome Legacy, MST3K, Sharknado and Wacky Packages as well as becoming a fan favorite on numerous Garbage Pail Kids card sets.

​Based in the Willamette Valley, Floyd has been a guest at numerous local conventions and events and is excited about his appearance at BSCC where he will be drawing and selling original art and other goodies as well as his own trading card sets including his latest series THE ROCKING DEAD.

400735035_663105852569880_2583556613957894320_n.jpg

luis Rivera

Luis Rivera has worked in the comic book industry for many years and on such great titles as The Sensational G-Girl, The Mis-Adventures of Adam West, Robin The Hood, Fun Adventure Comics, King City, Champions, War’s Chosen, Vampires Unlimited: Shades of Things to Come, Old School, The Powerhouse, Firefox, Pirate Bay, and C.L.A.W.S.

Luis iS the head artist for the Team Colossus comic books which will be available at the show. He will autograph all Team Colossus comics for free.

404356323_669595611920904_3327647282531542119_n.jpg

JAMES PASCOE

James Pascoe is a legendary artist who has worked on both Marvel and DC Comics titles over the years and bringing the best superheroes to life in the pages of comic books. Some of his titles include Azrael: Agent of The Bat, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, LEGION, The Titans, Empire, Batman: No Man’s Land, Batman Special, X-Men Adventures, Gambit, Adventures of Superman, Thor, Action Comics, X-Men Chronicles, Batman/Punisher, and so many other titles.

James will be available for commissions, sketches, and free autographs so bring your comics!

424996555_707678751445923_6233804558978768383_n.jpg

cliff cramp

Cliff Cramp is a veteran illustrator, painter, and storyteller working in popular entertainment.
In his twenty-plus years as a professional Cliff has contributed his skills to a wide range of media — including animation, comics, music, games, books and editorials — for companies as diverse as Lucasfilm, 20th Century Fox, United Artists, MGM Studios, Trailer Park, Shout Factory, Hollywood Records, Nickelodeon TV Animation, Disney Entertainment, Warner bros, DC Comics, Acme Archives Direct, Penguin Books, Philomel Books, Ingram Micro, Menagerie Creative, and Dik Entertainment, among others.
The artist enjoys licensing deals associated with Lucasfilm, Fox, Warner Brothers, DreamWorks, and Disney — allowing him to legally work on their intellectual properties and earning Cliff awards and accolades in several genres. Lucasfilm/20th Century Fox via Menagerie Creative picked Cramp — out of a top list of talent — to illustrate the collectible Blue Ray covers for Star Wars: The Complete Saga, Star Wars: Episodes 1 to 3, and Star Wars: Episodes 4 to 6.
International juried competitions exhibit the artist’s paintings, and legendary filmmakers J.J. Abrams and George Lucas own Cliff Cramp's original oils as part of their private collections.
Cliff enjoys old things: tinkering on old cars, restoring old furniture, conversing with elderly people, and dreaming about living in an old house. Cliff is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.

427986618_715320204015111_90038812684773117_n.jpg

JEFF COX

Jeff Cox is a professional freelance artist and illustrator having worked on projects for Star Wars & Lucasfilm, Ultraman, Zorro, Wrappers Delight, and other properties. He has been drawing Garbage Pail Kids for Topps since 2019. He’s also working on a collaborative comic book of original artwork with other GPK artists, and his own children’s picture book. Jeff grew up in Boise and currently resides south of Salt Lake City with his wife, three kids, and one annoying little dog.

gscc2024_guest_Tobe Daranouvong.png

tobe daranouvong

Tobe (2B) Daranouvong, a Northern California native has had a passion for art since childhood. His talents and accomplishments are vast and is most well known for his work on Villain, The Graphic Novel as the co-creator and artist. Blending the art styles of hyperrealism with a manga influence has made him well-known throughout the comic community. He is inspired by the works of Jim Lee, Todd McFarlane, Michael Turner, and Ryan Ottley.
Tobe earned a degree in Graphic Design with a minor in Film from CSUS. He is versed in video production, animation, and design. His hobbies include building lightsabers, and beatboxing, and is an avid gamer. Tobe is the ultimate family man and loves spending quality time with his beautiful wife and daughter. 

396469030_656242263256239_2034612591526912173_n.jpg

kip rasmussen

As an avid Tolkien illustrator, Kip Rasmussen has contributed images to Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug DVD, as well as work to seven books for the Hachette Publishing Tolkien commentary series by David Day. His work was also selected for the official 2023 Tolkien published by Harper/Collins UK.

Meet Kip Rasmussen at Gem State Comic Con 2024 April 6-7 at Expo Idaho!

422920914_703753861838412_1454751100291501562_n.jpg

igikopop

IgikoPop is a pop punk and opera fusion artist whose music is inspired by anime, video games and JFashion of the late 90s and early 2000s. IgikoPop has performed Nationwide and Internationally, touring in Tokyo in 2018 and 2019 as a solo artist before forming her band in Portland, Oregon mid-2020. Previous work includes providing vocals and compositions for several indie games and collaboration with Happy Hardcore DJ S3RL on the track ‘I Feel Alive’. In 2023, she released her first album titled: “IgikoPop 1st Mix”. Her previous convention appearances include Wasabi Con in Portland Oregon, Kumoricon also based in Portland and Anime Expo in Los Angeles. IgikoPop is also an avid Harajuku fashion lover and influencer. She has been featured alongside her twin sister and fellow influencer Kawaiiconic Ali on Barcroft’s ‘Hooked on the Look’ and has participated in multiple Harajuku Fashion Walks in the Harajuku district in Shibuya, Japan. She has also worked as a model with fashion brands such as Hot Topic, Splat Hair Dye, ACDC RAG and 6% DOKI DOKI.

429539488_719960076884457_2139530514397622267_n.jpg

error paige

Error Paige is an Arizona-based cosplayer and designer using her craft to turn all things geeky into quirky, eye-catching costumes. Paige's childhood dream was to be a couture fashion designer and after discovering cosplay at a local convention in 2015, she realized she could merge her love for gaming and anime with her passion for fashion. Paige taught herself everything she knows about designing, crafting, and modeling costumes, as well as content creation, brand management, and digital art.

In 2016, she crafted her first costume and prop using posterboard and popsicle sticks. Paige's skills and continued desire to improve her craft have resulted in her becoming a professional cosplayer, guesting at multiple conventions in the southwest, teaching other cosplayers how to level up their work, and joining the ranks as a competition craftsmanship judge in 2022. Paige hosts a plethora of panels on how to design your own costumes or craft cosplays using unconventional materials.

In conjunction with her cosplay, Paige is a digital artist who creates stickers and other merch for her fellow geeks. When not in consumed by cosplay, Paige can be found at her PC playing games from League of Legends to Baldur's Gate 3, lifting heavy stuff at the gym, or cuddling with her dwarf sphynx cat, Buster Bean. Please visit Errorpaige.com/socials for ways you can support Paige's cosplay journey!

426654837_711232541090544_994757550088150193_n.jpg

LARISSA PAIGE

Larissa Paige is an internationally published Cosplayer from Salt Lake City, Utah, and has been cosplaying for a little over 10 years. After attending her first convention, and with a little help and sewing lessons from her mom and grandma, she went headfirst down the rabbit hole that is cosplay. Some of her favorite genres include: Sci-if, comic books, anime, and Dungeons and Dragons original characters. As a self proclaimed dice goblin, in her down time she enjoys table top games, reading, exploring strange new worlds, and cuddling with her fur baby Thor. Larissa strives to help others in the cosplay community by being a strong advocate in cospositivty, and by helping spread the message that cosplay is for everyone!

415264126_687609566786175_8115343759962053534_n.jpg

winterstar cosplay

Emiline, AKA Winterstar Cosplay, is an award-winning cosplayer and creator based in the western USA. Starting cosplay in 2018, she specializes in foam-smithing and budget cosplays, though is well-versed in most other areas of cosplay as well, including sewing, makeup, photography, and more. She is ever-promoting the idea that anyone can cosplay, and has created many guides, tutorials, and videos to help bring others into the amazing world of cosplay.

Guest announcements for GSCC 2024 are coming soon.

 

GUESTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

For all the latest news and updates, follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

bottom of page