Special Guests of WaCon
We are still confirming our list of special guests, the following have already been confirmed!
The Taffeta Darling
The Taffeta Darling is a nostalgic 80s baby, obsessed with pop culture, comics, Kurt Russell and old music. She has been a welcomed and featured panelist at geeky events from Denver to NYC. The sometimes cosplayer and full-time media personality is host of the FANGIRLS YouTube channel in which she reviews comics, movies, video games and also interviews artistic and unique people from all mediums including actors, major artists and musicians. Find more about The Taffeta Darling at thetaffetadarling.com and on Instagram @theTaffetaDarling
Michael is a South Texas native that started the Nerdcore show to prove nerd comedy is more than memes and cats. Michael regularly performs at clubs and showcases across Texas. He is an organizer of the Nerdcore Comedy Show, which showcases local talent at media conventions and private events across the country. He is currently working on his Suarosaur Youtube Channel.
Nerdcore Comedy is proud to come to WaCon for the first time! The Power Rangers of geek humor are back bringing you their patented brand of nerd-oriented jocularity for your entertainment! They have perform at clubs and showcases across the country, but it's the Nerdcore Showcases where they feel most at home. Come celebrate your nerd heritage with all things comic books, RPGs, video games and most importantly that nerd sensibility we share in everyday life
Becky “Integral of Paper Wings Cosplay”
With more than 15 years of experience under her belt, Integral has done a little bit of everything. This award-winning Waco-based cosplayer has been featured in the book "Cosplay in America" and has travelled conventions far and wide. She finds the most enjoyment, however, from just walking the halls in costume and meeting fans of the same games and series she picks her costumes from.
Galen is a Waco area artist who primarily stays busy with digital illustration and oil painting work. Galen has also had his artwork featured in a handful of Kickstarter board & card games, as well as his own recently succesful Kickstarter campaign for a fully illustrated deck of playing cards. To see more of his work, check out artbygalen.me or look him up on Facebook or Deviant Art.
Ed is a writer and game design for modern horror games. Other than just being a founder of 12 to Midnight, his credits also include work for Pinnacle Entertainment Group, Savage Worlds, and East Texas University.
Jeff Dee has worked in the gaming industry for over 35 years. His artwork appeared in numerous games and magazines, including TSR's Deities and Demigods (as well as many AD&D modules and other early TSR products), Villains & Vigilantes, and adventures for the Star Wars RPG from West End Games. He co-designed Villains & Vigilantes, TWERPS (The World's Easiest Role-Playing System) from Gamescience, and Cavemaster the Stonepunk RPG from UNIgames. Jeff has also worked in the computer games industry on games such as Ultima VI, Master of Orion, Master of Magic, and Wing Commander. Jeff currently works as a game design consultant, and operates two paper game publishing companies: Monkey House Games and UNIgames with partner Talzhemir Mrr.
Talzhemir (Manda) is an artist, and the co-creator of POCKET UNIVERSE (the mechanics used in the games Bethorm and Quicksilver Lite) and FURCADIA (listed in the Guiness Book of World Records as the world's oldest multiplayer online social game). She is also the co-designer of Cavemaster (the tabletop RPG played with stones instead of dice; UNIgames). Her career began as an artist and writer on Ultima VI. She has also worked for Apogee (now known as 3D Realms) and Optigon (now known as TEN, Total Entertainment Network). She is known to Ultima fans as ''Penumbra''. She has a permanent Patreon project going now, with patrons receiving up to three Peculiar .PDFs a month, at $1 each. patreon.com/manda
Vince & Colleen Guzman
This couple is a fun pair that’s into nearly everything geeky. They run a great podcast, Geek Out SA. They’ll be doing interviews, streaming footage of games being played, and giving our attendees a chance at their 15 minutes of fame.