Guests

Special

Donna D’Errico

Donna D’Errico with her curvaceous, buxom figure, platinum blonde hair, sparkling blue eyes, lips, and breathless voice joins Gem State Comic Con! 

 

Visit with the Baywatch beauty as she will be on hand for autographs and photos.

 

This is a very rare appearance and loads of fun!

Carla Perez

Carla Perez is an actress who is best known as playing Rita Repulsa in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1994-1996), and Ziktor’s Beauty in the series VR Troopers (1995). Her other credits include Power Rangers Dino Thunder (2004), Power Rangers Zeo (1996), Power Rangers Turbo (1997), Power Rangers in Space (1998), and False Affairs (2018).

Richard Oldfield

Richard Oldfied is an American actor who came to the UK in the 60’s. He is best known for his role of Hobbie Rogue 4 in Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back. His scene with Carrie Fisher which he utters that now infamous line “Two Fighters against a Star Destroyer?” along with his flying sequences as Luke Skywalker's wing man have become part of the iconic Star Wars legend.

 

His other TV and film credits include Superman 1, Rag Time, Life Force, Omen 3, The Lords of Discipline, The Razors Edge, The Martian Chronicles, Blake’s 7, and Space 1999. Richard still lives in the UK and he is flying to the States specifically to meet his fans in Boise.

Steven Costantino

Stephen Costantino is an actor best-known for portraying one of Jabba's Gamorrean Guards in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi. Stephen is also a musician and singer-songwriter. He has played guitar on sessions with Crazy Town, New Edition, Bel Biv Devoe, and the Black Eyed Peas, working with resident music producer Brett "Epic" Mazur at Scotti Brothers Records.

Carey Means

Carey Means is number #1 in the hood G! Carey is best known as Frylock on Aqua Teen Hunger Force as well as voicing Thundercleese on The Brak Show. “Frylock and I’m on top, rock you like a cop.”

Jackie Lastra

Jackie Lastra is a professional voice actress from Marietta, GA. She began her acting career on stage and film, but being a lifelong anime fan, it seemed only natural that she found her home behind the mic. Jackie believes in aggressive optimism and giving your all to reach your dreams. She appears weekly as the net idol, A-set, on the YouTube channel: Lemniscate. Her most notable roles are Melty (The Rising of the Shield Hero), Conny (The Promised Neverland), Selka (Sword Art Online: Alicization), Nika (Beyblade Burst Turbo), Saki and Larissa (Sirius the Jaeger), and Io (Granblue Fantasy)! Jackie loves crafting, singing, and anything cute! Follow her on Twitter @JackieLastra and Instagram @JackieLynnVO

Anndi McAfee

Anndi McAfee is known for the loveable dinosaur Cera in The Land Before Time franchise. She also appeared in Baywatch. Her other credits include Dink The Little Dinosaur (1989), Homefree (1993), The Little Mermaid (1992-1994), Home Improvement (1993-1995), The New Batman Adventures (1989), Recess (1997-2000), Lloyd In Space (2001-2004), Hey Arnold! (1996-2004), Everquest II, Ape Escape 3, Saint’s Row, Final Fantasy XIII, Pound Puppies (2012-2013), The Soup (2007-2015), and Robot Chicken (2018).

Rick Hoberg

Rick Hoberg began his career in the mid-1970's, working for Russ Manning on Tarzan comic books for overseas distribution (1975–1976).

 

Shortly afterward, Hoberg began freelancing for Marvel Comics via Roy Thomas. This included penciling on Kull The Destroyer, Savage Sword Of Conan, What If...?, and Star Wars. Hoberg mainly drew for such DC Comics in the 1980's working on titles such as All-Star Squadron, Batman, Brave And The Bold, Captain Carrot, Checkmate, DC Challenge, Green Arrow, Green Lantern, New Gods, and Justice League Annuals. He later co-created and penciled Eternity Smith at Hero Comics. Rick also contributed to Roger Rabbit at Disney’s short lived comics line.

 

In the 1990s, Hoberg co-created The Strangers with Steve Englehart for Malibu’s Ultraverse line. He drew The Strangers until the Ultraverse line was shut down upon being acquired by Marvel.

 

In 2002–2003, Hoberg worked with Stefano Gaudiano on the art for the Batman Family series for DC Comics.

 

Besides his comics work, Hoberg has been active in animation since 1978 as a storyboard artist, model designer, and layout man for Hanna Barbera, Ruby-Spears, Filmation, Marvel Productions and Marvel Films, DIC, Universal Animtion, Walt Disney, Cartoon Network, Film Roman, Warner Bros, and many others. Among the many animated series Hoberg has contributed to are Godzilla, Super Friends, Spider-Man And His Amazing Friends, The Incredible Hulk, GI Joe, Defenders Of The Earth, Jem, Spider-Man The Animated Series, Justice League, X-Men, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Hoberg also served as a director/producer for Marvel Productions, where he co-created the first X-Men cartoon, Pryde Of The X-Men. More recent animation work includes Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, Ultimate Spider-Man, War Of The Worlds: Goliath, Hulk And The Agents Of S.M.A.S.H., Transformers:Robots In Disguise, and The Swan Princess DTVs.

 

Hoberg has done some live action film work as well on movies such as Cyborg and the TV miniseries Stephen King’s IT.

 

In addition, Hoberg has drawn line artwork for the official Star Wars style guide for Lucasfilm over the years. He was also the Lead Cinematic Storyboard Artist at 343 Industries for Halo 4 and Halo 5.

 

Hoberg has received an Inkpot Award, as well as Toonie Awards for his work.

Chris Marrinan

Chris Marrinan graduated from the Academy of Art in San Francisco, with a BFA in Illustration. He began his art career doing advertising illustration, but quickly gravitated toward comics. Beginning with small publishers Eclipse, and then Heroic Comics, he then began finding steady work with Marvel and DC Comics. Chris has drawn comics for many publishers over the years, including Dark Horse and Image Comics, where he created his own titles, HeadHunters, and Ms. Fortune. Currently, Chris is working on projects with Dark Horse (creator-owned Mike Fortune), and Heroic Publications Legends of the Champions. He is also the artist on Commando Cody Monthly. Chris has also worked on classic titles like Excalibur, Wonder Woman, Nova, and many more.

Ethen Beavers

Ethen Beavers lives in Central California and has been working in Children's Books, Comics and Animation for fifteen years. He works traditionally and digitally on a variety of projects in many different styles and thematic tones. He also loves fly fishing for trout across the western U.S. Some of his credits include Star Wars, Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Indiana Jones, Star Trek, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Ben 10, Justice League Unlimited, Teen Titans Go, Legion Of Superheroes, Dexter's Laboratory, and Samurai Jack.

Matt Brundage

Matt Brundage is a respected Art Instructor, illustrator, animator, sculptor and comic book artist which has seen him produce work for many of the major Western publishers including Marvel DC, Dark Horse Comics. He has illustrated iconic characters such as Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, the Hulk, Spider-Man, Daredevil, Wolverine, Star Wars, Judge Dredd Ren and Stimpy and the Simpsons amongst others. In addition, he works as an illustrator in book, record and magazine publishing and undertakes design and storyboarding work for multimedia and the entertainment industry and illustrated for movies like Chasing Amy, Astroesque, and Eyes to Heaven.

 

Matt also teaches in schools and colleges around the country. He works with charitable organizations and local authorities producing  Illustrations spotlighting issues such as children’s rights, drug abuse, homelessness, safe sex and even proper foot care!

Peter Secosh

Peter Secosh is an American graphic artist. He has worked on posters, board game logos, tattoos and storyboards. He has also worked on various comic books over the years including The Bod, Doll and Creature, Elvira, Nocturnals: Troll Bridge, Vampirella, Soul Searchers, The Software that Held The Developer Captive, Out with a Bang. Peter also co-created Gem Star, Gem State Comic Con's mascot and Idaho's own superhero.

The Geeked Out Ninjas

MJ and Shawn, known for their bigger builds, are competitive cosplayers hailing from Boise, Idaho.  Every year since MJ and Shawn have been together since 2007, they have made their own Halloween costumes for their Taekwondo school’s annual Halloween party for kids to enjoy. But it wasn’t until 2014 at a comic convention in Boise, ID where they first competed in a cosplay competition. MJ and Shawn were walking around the convention floor in their  Wolverminion and Agnes Cosplay (Despicable me) and were asked to partake in the cosplay competition. They placed 2nd the novice division. There after they had realized that they had the potential to build and compete at cosplay competitions. Since then they have competed and placed in numerous cosplay competitions, including Best in Show at Wizard World Boise in 2018.

Ice Dragon Cosplay

Chelsea of Ice Dragon Cosplay started her cosplay career back in 2007 and has been addicted ever since. Her passion for Cosplay led her to teach herself how to sew and learn many other techniques. after 10+ years she now helps others accomplish their cosplay dreams with her business as a Seamstress and costumer. This local Cosplayer is most known for her panels on Lolita fashion. She loves the challenge of making fantastical outfits a reality. 

Camasu Cosplay

I’m a 20 year old cosplayer from Boise, ID. I started cosplaying in 2016 and have been attending cons ever since! Most of my cosplays are anime based due to my everlasting love to anime. I take pride in my cosplays and make sure that they’re top tier and try to improve them everyday! Can’t wait to spread my creativity to others! 

Thread Witch Cosplay

Thread Witch is a cosplayer from small-town Ohio, whose early love of anime and video games led to the discovery that you could become the character you love! Her first cosplay in 2009 started it all, and it's grown from mere hobby, to a lifestyle, thanks to the incredible experiences she's had and the people she's met from all over the world. Thread Witch enjoys adding her own little flavor to each costume, mainly by using historically traditional crafting methods, capitalizing on contrasting textures, and simply thinking about how her favorite character's outfit would function as real-world clothing. When not cosplaying, Thread Witch enjoys watching anime, researching true crimes, reading, and playing video games.

All guests are subject to change. 

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Gem State Comic Con

April 4, 2020

10 am - 5 pm

Expo Idaho

5610 N Glenwood St

Boise, ID 83714

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