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Born and raised in San Diego, Emma Caulfield began studying drama in at the La Jolla Playhouse and the Old Globe Theatre where she won the distinguished honor of “Excellence in Theatre Arts.” She picked up her drama studies once again at The American School in Switzerland (TASIS) in London, all before finishing high school.
Emma is an award winning actress known for her starring role as the young and beautiful demon-turned-mortal, “Anya” on the hit series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) starting in 1999. Caulfield’s role originally started out as a guest, demon-of-the-week, appearance in a December 1998 episode. She was called back for a few more guest spots for plot reasons, which is when Joss Whedon, the creator of Buffy, realized her talent. She appeared in most of the episodes the following season, and after that, was promoted to a full time series regular. Caulfield’s humor and levity was a favorite among critics and added a comedic dimension to the show, which made its final bow in May 2003.
Emma has starred in numerous films including the hit indi sci-fi/rom-com film Timer(2010), starring alongside Michelle Borth, John Patrick Amedori and Desmond Harrington. Emma plays the films central character Oona Leary, a woman on the verge of 30th birthday who trusts that an implanted timer devise will tell her the exact moment she will meet her true love. Emma also starred in the ensemble indi film, The Telling of the Shoes, playing a woman named Alex who is a quietly suffering wife of a man with a deep secret. The film is set for a 2012 release. She also won praise for the highly decorated short film Hollow(2007), where she picked up a best actress award at the Beverly Hills Short Film Festival, playing a neglectful mother named Sarah. She also starred as “Caitlin Green” in the Revolution Studios thriller, Darkness Falls (2003), which opened as the number one film at the box office. Caulfield starred alongside newcomer Chaney Kley as a young woman attempting to take care of her troubled 8-year old brother who is plagued by night terrors. Left to her own resources, Caitlin must tackle the legendary evil that haunts their small town in the dark.
Emma spent 2010 juggling two shows, Gigantic(2010) and Life Unexpected(2009), in heavily recurring arcs. Emma is also a writer and producer. In August of 2009, Emma and her writing partner Camilla Ransten launched the successful web comic Contropussy. A decidedly female driven satire that showcases human behavior through the eyes of animals. That web comic was acquired by IDW, to be published as a book and will be in stores in 2011. She is also the co-creator, executive producer and star of the hit web-series Bandwagon. In it’s second season she stars opposite Tracie Thoms, Yvette Nichole Brown and Paul Adelstein, as “Emma Caulfield” a noble, self serving and slightly dim witted actress determined to make a difference for the world and more importantly for herself.
Destiny is a world renowned cosplayer most well-known for her iconic Harley Quinn costume from “Injustice: Gods Among Us”. She was raised on classic sci-fi movies, anime, and fantasy, and has been gaming since she could hold a controller.
Her mother taught her how to sew at age six and she was instantly hooked, beginning a lifetime of costume building and crafting influenced by the things she loves most. She has been costuming at conventions since 2003, and has made a name for herself in the community where she is now well known. She has been invited to conventions across the United States, Mexico, Europe and Canada. She has competed in craftsmanship contests and has won various awards at the master level. Destiny has made over 100 costumes to date! She makes all her own props, costumes, and accessories and aims for costume accuracy above all else. She hopes through her love of the craft, enthusiasm, and hard work, she will inspire and be a good role model to others
She loves the challenges that cosplay presents, and the skills it requires, and feels that with each new costume she grows as an artist. In her spare time, if she isn’t gaming, Destiny loves to cook and bake; food is one of her passions. She is also a huge animal lover and enjoys caring for her cats, dog, and various reptiles.
Come and be sketchanized by Phil and see what you would look like if you were to appear as a character on the Simpsons! It costs $70 per person to be sketched inked and colored. This is a work of art that you will cherish for the rest of your life.
Phil Ortiz grew up in East LA of Mexican and Spanish/Norwegian parents in 1953. He currently lives and works in the beautiful Lake Arrowhead area. Over his more than 30 years as a professional artist, Phil has worked on everything from daily newspaper comic strips (Bugs Bunny) to layouts and character design for animated cartoons including The Simpsons where Phil had a hand in the look of about 200 characters on the longest running comedy series in TV history. Some of the notable characters Phil designed for the Simpsons include: Flanders, Otto, Herman, Lou and Eddie, Ralph, and Apu. Phil has won five CERTIFICATES of ACHIEVEMENT for his work in TV animation and has been drawing for The Simpsons comic books for many years. He won three of these Awards for work on Jim Henson’s Muppet Babies animated series. He has also worked on Disney’s illustrated books and for Hanna-Barbera, Warner Bros. Animation, Ruby Spears, and many other animation studios in his long career. Phil’s talents include designing merchandise items and speaking to students from all over the world about his art form.
TOM COOK (SuperFriends, Godzilla, Scooby Doo, Smurfs, King of the Hill!)
Tom began his career as an animator and director in 1978 at Hanna-Barbera Studios where he was hired to work as an assistant animator on Challenge of the SuperFriends, Godzilla, Scooby Doo, Smurfs, Pacman and the Flintstones.
A short stop at Ruby-Spears had him working on Thundarr the Barbarian (had the privilege to meet and work with Jack Kirby), Heathcliff, Fang Face and Plastic Man. Freelancing at Film Roman he worked on the Garfield Special Babes and Bullets and for Bill Melendez on the Peanuts Special This is America Charlie Brown.
He then moved over to Filmation Studios in 1980, which at this point had become the only animation studio doing animation in the United States, and worked on Tarzan, Flash Gordon, Blackstar, Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, Brown Hornet, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, She-Ra Princess of Power, Ghostbusters, Lone Ranger, Zorro, The Kids Super Power Hour with Shazam (Captain Marvel), Hero High and the futuristic Western Bravestarr. He was also involved with many TV commercials such as The Jolly Green Giant, Chevrolet, and the 7 Up Spot campaign.
He then became the timing director on Road Rovers, Disney’s Mighty Ducks, PB & J Otter, Duckman, King of the Hill, Savage Dragon, HBO’s Happily Ever After Fairy Tales, Extreme Ghostbusters, Extreme Dinosaurs and many more.
He also animated on a number of motion pictures such as Walt Disney’s Prince and the Pauper starring Mickey Mouse, Roger Rabbit in Tummy Trouble, The Jetson’s Movie, Rover Dangerfield, Stay Tuned, Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night, Steven Spielberg’s Were Back, and Don Bluth’s Thumbelina.
Manitoba Comic Con makes it’s glorious return to Winnipeg! Manitoba Comic Con was originally hosted in 2006 – 2008 before becoming Central Canada Comic Con. It is now replacing Central Canada Pop Culture Expo and will bring you a more intimate version of what Central Canada Comic Con brings you every Halloween weekend. Happening on April 1st & 2nd at RBC Convention Centre, we will bringing you more exhibitors, artists, guests, attractions, cosplayers and more! Stay tuned as we update you on everything you need to know!