Leslie Doyle will be at Art-O-Con

LD - 02I am so honored to announce that Leslie Doyle will be a guest artist at Art-O-Con!

Leslie Doyle is the artist/creator behind Angel Creations. She has been making art ever since she can remember and working as a freelance artist since 2007. Specializing in photorealism with a fine art twist she will bring a unique and identifiable style to any portrait.

Her artwork has been showcased at the BBC America booth at San Diego Comiccon and recently she contributed an illustration to the popular anthology “Secret Loves of Geek Girls” originally published by Bedside Press and re-released later this year by Dark Horse Comics.

Leslie has worked in both the UK and Canada travelling to comic and pop conventions selling prints and items featuring her stellar artwork and making everyone smile. Please visit her online shop or contact her for commission work and rates at: theangelcreations@gmail.com.

She also has a youtube channel where she posts time-lapse videos of her artwork at: http://youtube.com/angelcreationsart

Leslie is extremely excited to join the guest list at Art-O-Con2016! And we are thrilled to have her as she is of the most talented artists we know! Help welcome her to Art-O-Con and check out her links here:

Website: http://theangelcreations.wix.com/portfolio

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AngelCreationsArt/?fref=ts

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AngelCreations

Tumblr: http://angelcreations.tumblr.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/angelcreationsart/


Mitch Markowitz will be coming to Art-O-Con

MM - 01Hold the phones….. do we have an announcement for you!

Mitch Markowitz will be our guest of honor at Art-O-Con 2016.
We are so happy because he is incredibly kind, talented and funny!

Mitch & his brother produced The Hilarious House of Frightenstein for CHCH TV in neighbouring Hamilton, Ontario. This stellar kids show Is ingrained in a lot of peoples childhoods and is still very much loved to this day. The cast included Vincent Price, Billy Van, Fishka Rais, Mitch Markowitz, Guy Big and Julius Sumner Miller.

This ‘Made in Canada’ TV show inspired the likes of Mike Myers, Jim Carrey, Dave Thomas, John Candy, Alice Cooper and many more.

Mitch co-stared in ‘cameo’ appearances in each of the 130 episodes as the Super Hippy character & the joke telling Mosquito. After 45 years The Hilarious House of Frightenstein is now, ‘The longest running kids’ TV show in Canadian history, attaining a cult status akin to The Rocky Horror Picture Show

He went on to co-create and co-write a consumer affairs type TV show as well as being involved the production of numerous television game shows.

He co-stared in episodes of ‘Niagara’s Most Haunted’ television show as well as numerous TV and radio commercial not to mention co-staring with Academy Award winner Vanessa Redgrave in The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh and a live appearance in George E. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead Live, theater production.

Not only are we having Mitch at the show signing, taking photos & chatting with fans for free, we will also be having an event at his table with a large Hilarious House of Frightenstein cake to celebrate the show turning 45 years old! The event details will be posted in an upcoming “events at the show post” in the next month. This cake event is going to be such an amazing way for people to connect with Mitch and celebrate The Hilarious House of Frightenstein.

Please help us welcome Mitch Markowitz & check out all his links here:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/imtvssuperhippy



Toby Proctor is coming to Art-O-Con

TP - 01Ladies & gentlemen, our last big news of the day!

Fighting evil by moonlight. Winning love by daylight. Never running from a real fight….

Oh Hellz yeah… we got Tuxedo Mask from sailor moon coming to Art-O-Con

Toby Proctor is a Canadian actor, voice actor & cinematographer. He first acted with Mr T. on the show T & T in the 1980’s and has been super busy with an impressive
Filmography ever since!
His acting credits include Police Academy: The Series, Earth: Final Conflict (TV Series), Heroes Reborn & Lost Girl to name but a few.

But…. Toby is most known for The voice Darien/Tuxedo Mask in the English dub of the Sailor Moon anime in 54 episodes of the first two series!

He has an enduring & loyal fan base, as a fan myself growing up with sailor Moon I can understand. Toby is so down to earth & it’s amazing to have him Come to Art-O-Con! He will be signing pictures, hanging out with fans & doing a Live interactive video blog that you can become apart of in some very fun ways.

Help me welcome him to the show & check out more About Toby at these links:

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0698422/
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toby_Proctor
Twitter: https://twitter.com/tobyproctor?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Toby-Proctor/187397457955809?fref=ts


Ivan Sherry is going to be at Art-O-Con!!!

IS - 01Go Go Gadget legs!
We have an amazing guest announcement: That’s right, we have Inspector Gadget coming to Art-O-Con!

Ivan Sherry was born in London, England & raised in nearby Kingston, Ontario. He is an actor, voice actor & is known for being the voice behind the new Inspector Gadget. He has voiced cartoons, TV and radio, narrated for the CBC, voiced epic video games such as Assassin’s Creed: Unity & Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate. Ivan has acted in the shows Warehouse 13, Orphan Black & Murdoch Mysteries just to name a few!

He will be at Art-O-Con 2016 with the ANIMATION NATION ARMY along with 2 other stellar guest stars that will form a triforce of Amazingness!
Please help welcome Ivan & check out all his cool links here:

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1739800/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/The1IvanSherry
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Ivan-Sherry-Actor-111235775876560/
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inspector_Gadget_(2015_TV_series)


Christian Potenza will be at Art-O-Con

CP - 01Huge news!!!! We have Christian Potenza coming to Art-O-Con. How flipping cool is that!

Christian is a Canadian actor, director and voice artist born in Ottawa, Ontario.
He is best known for voicing Jude Lizowski on 6teen, Chris McLean on Total Drama & voicing Trevor Troublemeyer on the show Sidekick. He has also appeared on numerous TV shows & movies including Orphan Black, The Ron James Show & the Jackie Chan movie; The Tuxedo. Some of Christian Potenza’s roles are in television commercials that are now “cult classics” among fans, including the giant yellow toothbrush in the evil gingivitis commercials for Listerine!

He will be at Art-O-Con 2016 with the ANIMATION NATION ARMY along with 2 other stellar guest stars that will form a triforce of Amazingness!
Christian will be signing pictures, hanging out with fans & doing a live interactive video blog that you can become a part of in some very fun ways.
Help me welcome him to the show & check out more about Christian & the Animation Nation Army at these links:

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0693066/
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_Potenza
Twitter: https://twitter.com/c_potenza
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Christian-Potenza-Academy-of-Awesome-Voice-Acting-138591199514926/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheChristianPotenza


David Irvine will be at Art-O-Con!!!

DI - 01Ladies & Gentlemen we have the extreme honor of having the unbelievably talented David Irvine from The Gnarled Branch at our show as a guest artist!!!!

David has been refining and pushing the boundaries of “redirected” art with a unique and original spin. David’s quirky and very popular style is created by repurposing unwanted prints or original art from thrift stores or found at yard sales and painted upon using his own style of creativity. Seemingly random subject matter including pop cultural references, political comment, the camp and the absurd, often combining all these elements to create truly original art pieces.

David as well does his own ‘entire’ work, which dips into the pop art and dark surreal themes.

Over the years David’s work has gone viral multiple times thanks to social media websites and personal celebrity endorsements like George Takei.
A direct result of this coverage has been an array of collectors from Australia, Europe, Japan and the United States, Just to name a few.

Prints and other merchandise of Irvine’s work is available for purchase on Redbubble http://www.redbubble.com/people/gnarledbranch and originals can be viewed on Etsyhttps://www.etsy.com/ca/people/TheGnarledBranch as well as his personal website www.gnarledbranch.com

We are humbled to Have David at Art-O-Con. Help me give him a big welcome!


ALB will be appearing at Art-O-Con 2016

ALB - 01You might know her as ALB here on Facebook. Or follow her amazing Youtube channel albinwonderland.

Well… we are so excited to announce that the one & only ALB will be joining us at Art-O-Con 2016.

ALB is an Illustrator, blogger, model & a very successful Youtuber with almost a quarter of a million followers & growing. She lives in Toronto & she likes small dogs, 80’s toys, and mango juice!
More than that she is down right wonderful human.

We adore her Videos and are excited to have her as a guest at the show. You can check out ALB at these links:


OMG! Troma Studios has signed on to Art-O-Con

TS - 01Big announcement!!!
All the way from the USA, Troma Entertainment will be at Art-O-Con on October 23rd. That’s right Ron Mackay & the gang will be there with the toxic avenger & so much more.

Co-founders Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz created Troma in the early 1970’s. It’s now celebrating 40 years of film making! Troma Entertainment, Inc. is the longest running independent movie studio in North America. In addition to commercial success, Troma enjoys a wealth of critical appreciation, exemplified by Troma retrospectives sponsored by the American Cinematheque, Cinemathèque Français, the British Film Institute, the American Film Institute and many others. After creating a new kind of sexy comedy in the 70’s and putting a new face on the movie superhuman hero in the 80’s with The Toxic Avenger, Troma continued to break new ground in the 90’s and 2000’s with quality, entertaining films. In recent years, Troma has emerged with theatrical success with Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead, Father’s Day, and Return to Nuke ‘Em High: Vol. 1.

Many of today’s major stars, directors and writers began their careers in Troma movies. The movie studio has grown steadily since its inception, and now has a library of almost 1,000 films, cartoons and TV shows.

Please help us welcome This amazing Movie studio to our show!
And check out their website here: http://www.troma.com/


Art-O-Con aint afraid of no ghosts

OGB - 01We are Happy to announce our next guests at Art-O-Con on October 23rd are The Ontario Ghostbusters!!!

The Ontario Ghostbusters are a fan based costuming group dedicated to charity work and community events. But they are so much more than that to us & we are humbled to have them at the show. This group is filled with the most amazingly funny, talented, caring & truly great humans you could hope to meet. These amazing people come together from all walks of life to make the world a better place, well dressing in full Ghostbusters regalia and rejoicing in their fandom.

So please help us welcome The Ontario Ghostbusters with shares and likes. And check out their page on facebook to keep up with all things in the GB universe!