Featured Guests

M-CON is proud to present our guests for 2017!

Mackenzie Gray

“The Eye” from FX’s LEGION

 

Mackenzie Gray was born and raised in Toronto. A professional actor for over 40 years, he has appeared in over 170 films and television shows. Mackenzie has acted on stage in Canada, Britain and in the United States in hundreds of contemporary plays, musicals and cabarets and has extensive Shakespeare experience. He wrote for Sesame Street for 4 years and was on the Board of Directors of The Academy Of Canadian Cinema for several terms. He is currently a series Regular on the Marvel/FX Series LEGION, playing “THE EYE” and is a recurring cast member on the TV Series RIVERDALE, and DC’s LEGENDS OF TOMORROW.

Since moving to Vancouver in 1998 as a series lead for the television series THE NET, he has appeared as a guest star in scores of Vancouver or Calgary-filmed productions, recently including the BBC /Netflix series DIRK GENTLY’S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY, FARGO, THE HAUNTING HOUR, PROJECT MC2. He returned to Toronto to Guest-Star in the series BITTEN.

Guest-Starring roles include “John Amos” in IF THERE BE THORNS, “David Bowie” in SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED,  “Lex Luthor” in Season 10 of SMALLVILLE,  “The Djiin” in SUPERNATURAL, and as the Devil, in the form of Keith Richards, in THE HAUNTING HOUR. Other Guest-Star or Lead roles include work on the TV series ALCATRAZ, HUMAN TARGET, DAVINCI’S INQUEST, THE COLLECTOR, FIRST WAVE, SO WEIRD, ONCE UPON A TIME, SANCTUARY, PSYCH, KYLE-XY, THE L-WORD, TWILIGHT ZONE,  BABYLON 5,  BIG SOUND, ANDROMEDA,  COLD SQUAD,  VOYAGE OF THE UNICORN and WELCOME TO PARADOX. Mackenzie was recently seen on the big screen in WARCRAFT, and was celebrated around the world for his portrayal of “JAX-UR” in the Superman film MAN OF STEEL. He appeared as Metallica’s Road Manager in 3-D IMAX Feature METALLICA: THROUGH THE NEVER. Other feature film work includes Terry Gilliam’s THE IMAGINARIUM OF DR. PARNASSUS, co-starring roles in GRAVE ENCOUNTERS, STRIPSEARCH and many others.

He co-wrote, co-produced and acted in the upcoming feature HEART OF CLAY, and co-produced and acted in the award-winning feature film POE: LAST DAYS OF THE RAVEN. Mackenzie has written, produced and directed 7 short films. His award-winning Crazy 8's Film Noir short UNDER THE BRIDGE OF FEAR screened at The Cannes Film Festival, VIFF, Whistler and was broadcast by the CBC. He has composed and recorded music for many films and is composing the songs for the upcoming Feature EARTHLICKERS.

Mackenzie also works extensively as a “voice” performer. He is the voice of “Dandy Grandeur” in MY LITTLE PONY, “Obadiah Stane” in Marvel Comics’ series IRONMAN, ‘Gramorr” in LOLIROCKS, and has recurring roles on many animated TV series.

Stage work includes AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, the Tom Waits/William S. Burroughs hit rock opera THE BLACK RIDER, THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, BLOODY POETRY,, JACOB TWO-TWO MEETS THE HOODED FANG, BOXING SHAKESPEARE, PLAYING WITH FIRE, THE THREEPENNY OPERA, DANTON’S DEATH and Videocabaret’s multiple-award- winning plays THE GREAT WAR and THE LIFE AND TIMES OF MACKENZIE KING. Shakespearean work includes lead roles in MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, MACBETH, THE WINTER’S TALE, TROILUS AND CRESSIDA, and ROMEO AND JULIET.

Mackenzie wrote, scored and directed the play/musical MATH OUT LOUD, he has directed at The Stratford Festival and the Canadian Stage Company, wrote and directed the Ballet/Opera THE SNOW MAIDEN at The Royal Alexandra Theatre, produced the award-winning hit play UNIDENTIFIED HUMAN REMAINS AND THE TRUE NATURE OF LOVE in Toronto and has directed and produced over 25 plays.

Mackenzie is a 16-time Leo Award “Best Actor” nominee, a 3- time Dora Award winner, recently winning Leo Awards for his work on the TV series DIRK GENTLY’S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY, SPOOKSVILLE and BITTEN and he has won or been nominated for many awards in his various disciplines.

Adrian Hough

“Haytham Kenway” from Assassin’s Creed III

 

One of Vancouver’s busiest actors, Adrian has gained international attention playing a wide range of often dark characters in theatre, film and television and Video Games around the world.
His Film and television credits include X-Men III, The Fog, and Rise of the Planet of the Apes. He has guest starred in “Smallville”, “Once upon a Time”, “Supernatural” (twice), “Strange Empire”, “The Killing”, “Klondike”, playing Sigourney’s wayward brother in legendary Hollywood director, Walter Hill’s recent noir indie, and “Motive” among many others.
He is best known for his BAFTA award nominated performance as Haytham Kenway in the Video Game Assassin’s Creed 3. Adrian was also the original voice of the Nightcrawler in X-men the animated series.
Adrian was the first actor to be motion captured into a Virtual Reality game, in Cloudhead Games “The Gallery” as the twisted Watcher who interacts with the player.
Currently working  in the Ridley Scott series “Man In The High Castle”.
Adrian is happy to join M-CON, Nanaimo’s own convention in the town that he calls home.

Gladzy Kei Art & Cosplay

World-renowned Cosplay Artist

 

My name is Gladzy, and I am a professional illustrator, concept artist, sculptor, and I am also a HUGE COSPLAY NERD! 🙂 I am super passionate with dressing up as characters from animes, video games, and movies because it makes me happy and I feel like I live in a different realm. I am mostly known for my original cosplay design twists, like making original classic characters look “Warrior Like”. The Battle Disney Princess, Battle Sailor Scouts, and Valkyrie Eevolution were based on some of my concept art designs in collaboration with my fellow artist friends as well. I love cosplay because I also get to meet so many talented individuals that inspire me to go think out of the box and make cool things!

https://www.facebook.com/GladzyKei/

SharkieKitty

Artist. Model. Entertainer

 

Sharkie Kitty grew up in small-town Midwest, where her path home from grade school brought her past the local comic book shop daily; the iconic designs from publications such as Archie, Squee, and Mad magazine shaped her youth and paved the way for a future intertwined in the art form.

She got her start at SDCC 2014 as live cosplay model for comic drawing panel. Sharkie was asked back as panel guest at SDCC 2016 and participated in a cosplay competition show on tv – real TV! Graduated early with master’s from USC, worked in Hollywood and spent a few years doing fancy corporate work perfectly suited for me that anyone else would call dream jobs before tossing it out the window to do whatever it is I am now. I like this WAY better though!!!

Stuff SharkieKitty likes – Dogs! Hugs! Talking to people at conventions! When people want to take pictures of me! Spending loads of time and money making new cosplays! Gaming in the same room with my partner but not playing separate games ^_^ 


Sharkie Kitty has…

  • 25 conventions in 7 states and 2 countries since 2014
  • Appeared on tv interviews and cosplay reality show
  • Performed in front of thousands
  • Part of numerous panels 
  • Published frequently since debut

https://www.facebook.com/SharkieKitty/

Scarlette Art

Samantha E Marie

 

Samantha is excited to return to M-CON 2017! She will have beautiful prints for sale, and offer advice on building cosplay, creating designs, and more.

https://www.facebook.com/samanthaemarie/

Joanne Wilson

Actress & Cloudhead Games Panelist

 

Joanne Wilson’s Selected credits TV: Motive, The Intruders, Arrow, The L Word. TV and Feature movies: I She Made Them Do It, Tron Legacy, Kill For Me, Cascadia.,The Mermaid Chair, Stranger with My Face, Trophy Wife, Whispers and Lies, Cross Roads, Augusta
Gone.

In theatre, Joanne received outstanding reviews for her portrayal of Amanda Wingfield in the Tennessee William’s classic The Glass Menagerie for Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre. Joanne has also appeared on stage at The Citadel Theater, Chinook Theatre, Workshop West, and the Chemainus Theatre Festival, among others.

Joanne is also a successful voice actor and has been heard on documentaries, in animation, as well as on hundreds of commercials throughout North America. She has also worked as a writer, announcer, interviewer and producer in the broadcast industry for top radio stations including Toronto’s Q107 and CFRB. Currently she hosts two national radio features heard on over 100 Canadian radio stations. She

Joanne has been trained and mentored by some of Canada’s top acting coaches and teachers, and studied at the Banff Centre for Fine Arts.

Jacob Powers

Hentai Cupcake Productions

 

Jacob Powers. The man behind the legend. Jacob is the owner of the famed Hentai Cupcake Productions and hauls from Portland, Oregon. He’s been running the Swimsuit Showdown for years now, and it’s just keeps getting bigger and better! When he’s not running his famed swimsuit contest, he can be found hosting his fun little panel for the older crowd titled “Jiggle, bounce, thrust!”. Check both of his hilarious and awesome shows Saturday evening!

Jacob & Hentai Cupcake Productions are running an 18+, after-hours Swimsuit Contest at M-CON 2017! Click the button below for details!