UFC HALL OF FAMER - ONLY UFC TRIPLE CROWN CHAMPION - 2 TIME NWA HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION- FORMER WWE SUPERSTAR
Dan Severn has captured the attention of fight and wrestling fans all over the world since his 1994 debut in the Ultimate Fighting Championships [UFC]. Dan is known as “The Beast,” a name given to him by Jim Brown during one of his many fights in the UFC. The native of Coldwater Michigan has accepted all challengers in any no holds barred, or professional wrestling events. On May 17, 1996, Dan was crowned the UFC Superfight Champion in his home state of Michigan. He defeated “The World’s Most Dangerous Man,” Ken Shamrock to regain the title. Dan is the only triple crown UFC champion in the sport today. He has won two eight-man tournaments and “The Ultimate Ultimate 1996”, which pitted champions and runner-ups against each another to determine the true champion of the sport.
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Lorenzo Lizana is an artist and toy designer with a focus on the design, development and production of unique characters, illustrations, toys and art objects for the entertainment industry. His work can be seen in national print and TV advertising campaigns and toy stores. He has 25 + years of character design and product design experience and specializes in comic book art and storytelling.
David Gorden is a creator, writer, and sequential artist who specializes in the creation of intellectual properties. Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, he fell in love with art, particularly visual storytelling, at a young age. He began making his own comic strips and submitting them to the Post-Dispatch, at the age of 8. The Post very graciously turned David down; with the editor at the time sending him a rejection letter that encouraged him to continue to pursue his dream of becoming a cartoonist. David went on to become a professional graphic artist and cartoonist and was a founding member of legendary St. Louis art crews Air Assault and later Mach One.
David knows that today’s world has become predicated on people’s attention being captured by engaging stories and eye-catching visuals and has over two decades of experience creating applying his skills in character creation, sequential art, story boarding, script writing, and concept creation and he is also a founding member of Big Fat Hero a social media hub and outlet for short stories, podcasts, geek culture and production.
David has written and created IP for Lion Forge Comics, Rampage Jackson, Scott Steindorff, and Nick Cannon. His creative credits include Rampage Jackson: Street Soldier, Trimaxx, Quincredible, Sympathy for the Soul (script adaptation), Make Believe (script adaptation) and more.
David is the creator of Kwame Hightower and Quantum University. He released his first independent OGN, Kwame Hightower and the Man with No Name in late March of 2018. The story introduces the rambunctious 12-year-old Kwame Hightower who becomes the king of England after he draws Excalibur from the sacred stone and the ensuing adventure! David has recently begun work on his next graphic novel Kwame Hightower and the Exiles of Kalatheaa and is actively promoting his books through touring, posts on social media, speaking engagements and teaching workshops on visual storytelling.
Hannibal Missouri's Own and Big River Comic Convention Cosplay Hostess -
Sena... will be our "Go To" with all things COS at the event.
A frequent attender of Comic Cons, Renaissance fairs, Steampunk events, and an active participant in national "Talk Like A Pirate Day", Sena will find any reason to wear a costume. With her head in the clouds and her nose in a book, she strolls through life on her husbands arm.
Send Up the Signal!
The Dark Knight has descended upon the Midwest Region and has answered the call. St. Louis Batman has been around the last few years with bringing the dark knight and boy wonder to life for kids of all ages. While working with multiple charity groups like Heroes for Kids, Gateway Guardians, Gateway Superfriends and others; St. Louis Batman has been able to reach many kids to give them that real superhero experience and to put a smile on their face. From charity events to hospital visits this Batman knows how to liven up the room and make the kids forget about anything bad, even if it is just for a minute. The St. Louis Batman has made appearances at baseball games both minor league and major league, with the occasional run through the field to catch one of Gotham’s villains.
The St. Louis Batman has dedicated the time to work with some of the best cosplayers both heroes and villains to bring forth some of the finest events to the region. These events help raise funds, awareness and other causes in a fun filled way that brings people together.
So what Batman and Robin try to do is simple, bring smiles to the fans and kids. Raise money for charities and at the end of the day know that a dad taught his son how to do good in this world.
Follow the Bat Signal on Facebook: @midwestdarkknight
For Booking, events and conventions: Midwestdarkknight@gmail.com
Chelsea began cosplaying soon after the release of Suicide Squad in 2016. I attended my first convention in April of 2017. Since then I’ve been traveling around the Tristate area attending conventions.
Earlier this year she became a part of the group Heroes for Kids.
She now helps with as many of their events as she can.
Who ya gonna call....
DJ Jeremy B - Mobile Entertainment
Pike County’s Premier Mobile DJ
DJ Jeremy B, aka Jeremy Blacken, has been the life of the party for over 10 years. He started spinning backyard parties on the shores of Hood Canal near Seattle, Washington and has landed here in the Midwest.
A non-profit ministry dedicated to sharing the Gospel with our fellow geeks and sharing God's love with our communities. Costumers for Christ visits cancer patients at major Children’s Hospitals, helps out local charities organizations (like Children’s Miracle Network and Relay for Life), reads to excited children at elementary schools and local libraries, and volunteers our time at church events like Awanas and Vacation Bible School. The primary focus of our ministry, though, is the outreach we do at comic-book conventions all over the country, where we give away thousands of copies of The Amazing Gospel, a comic book adaptation of the life of Jesus, along with other superhero-inspired devotional tracts, coloring pages, and more. And we do it all while dressed as our favorite superheroes!
Ryan Raham is an actor from Los Angeles who currently resides here in the Midwest. Ryan started his acting career in theater where he starred in productions such as Oklahoma and Hairspray. After high school Ryan studied acting for the camera under Maria Mayenzet who taught him everything he knows today. Now Ryan is known for his roles in commercial work, independent films, and web series. Ryan hopes to debut his own personal web series at the Comic Convention.
Time to “Suit Up”!
Heroes for Kids will be attending the Big River Comic Convention 2019…
The group features a dedicated group of cosplayers that brings together costumed heroes and villains, law enforcement, firefighters, and military members to bring smiles to kids’ faces and bolster community relations.
They also help raise funds for various causes, including Relay for Life, Alzheimer’s, Back-stoppers and dementia research to name a few.
At an early age, Charlee developed a fandom for superheroes, sci-fi, and fantasy. Charlee first dressed up during senior year in high school as Superman for Halloween. Teachers and friends noticed a remarkable resemblance of the iconic character. Later in 2005, he moved to St. Louis and took up costuming as a hobby. The next summer, after attending the Superman Celebration in Metropolis, he was officially hooked. Over the next few years, his skills in costuming evolved.
By 2010, Charlee has portrayed versions of Superman, Superboy, Mon-El, Dick Grayson, and Spiderman. From his beginnings that year as street character and superfan, St. Louis Superman, he founded a volunteer cosplay group, the Gateway Superfriends with Krissy Stone. He further used his career to transition into the Independent film scene as an upcoming actor. Charlee made his big debut in 2017 in Donny Callahan's Superman fan film feature entitled, "Supermen: World War", set for online release in April 2019.
To date, Charlee has become well known for his specialties in costume as Superman, Superboy, Superboy-Prime, and Nightwing. Including his recent venture into making Superman style belts. His work has earned him awards in contests, national recogniton, and even a costume display in the Super Museum from his big Metropolis win as Evil Superman. He regularly attends midwest cons and events with his fiancee such as the Superman Celebration and the Smallville Superfest. Aside from pursuing a career in acting, Charlee's current drive is to increase his skill and try more propmaking, armor, and videogame costumes.
Follow, like, and write Charlee online!
Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: @StLouisSuperman
Booking, events, and conventions: StLouisSuperman@gmail.com
John has been writing for many years, but only recently started publishing. Soon after that, he was fortunate enough to land a job as the Editorial Assistant for the Ralls County Herald-Enterprise.
He graduated Wellsville Middletown High School in 1993, and after a short stint in the Army.
He adds that he hasn’t done anything amazing like single-handedly save an entire tribe of Ugandan children from Ebola or serve overseas and save my entire squad from a tribe of Ugandan children with Ebola, but I love a good story, whether I’m reading one, or writing one.
Along with the independently published American Revenant zombie apocalypse series set in and around Hannibal, Missouri, he dabbles in horror, thrillers, and science-fiction, mostly in short stories. John has written several short screenplays with plans to eventually script a feature-length film. He is also one of the founding members of the website Apocalypseguys.com, where members delve into all things post-apocalyptic, from survival skills to flash fiction and much more.
John resides in Hannibal, MO with his wife, two daughters and one dog.