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Saluki Con Special Guests

With the Saluki Comic Con being an immersion of science, technology, arts, humanities, and the comic world, we are pleased to announce that our featured special guests will be a cross-section of those areas and regional stars.

2022 Special Guests

Ben DunnBen Dunn

Founder, Antarctic Press

Ben Dunn is one of the founding members of Antarctic Press and has created Ninja High School, the Marvel Mangaverse, Warrior Nun (which will be entering its second season on Netflix) and much more!

Antarctic Press Website


Brian MorrisBrian Morris

President, The Rising Tide Broadcast Network

Brian K. Morris is an independent publisher/editor, hybrid author, Facebook-famous YouTuber, "award-winning" playwright, and former morticians assistant. His novels under the Rising Tide Publications and Freelance Words imprints have sold on three continents and his articles have appeared in BACK ISSUE Magazine, Knights of the Dinner Table, Hogan's Alley, RetroFan Magazine, and many others too obscure to mention. His short stories have appeared in anthologies from Flinch Books, Crazy 8 Books, Stormgate Press, BEN Books, Lion's Share Press, and GCD Books. He is also editor of comic series such as The Zombieful World of Oz and Grim 101 as well as an editorial consultant on Animal Eye.

In addition, Brian is a broadcaster and President of The Rising Tide Broadcast Network. He hosts four shows on the Network (Nevermind the Furthermore, Comic Book Spectrum, BKMinutes, and Clever Title Pending) as is a frequent guest on other podcasts.

An Illinois native, Brian currently lives in Central Indiana with his wife, no children, no pets, and too many comic books. You can follow his exploits at RisingTide where you can sign up for his free monthly newsletter. Brian has been a guest at every Saluki Con and is grateful to be back once more.


Marz StardustMarz Stardust

Professional Cosplayer

Marz Stardust has been cosplaying since 2012, & since she has appeared as a cosplay guest & judge at several conventions, including S.I. Comic Con (2021), Saluki Con (2019), Burgs Comics Con (2018, 2019), CILCon (2019), & Hallowcon (2018).


Michael Wilson Micheal Wilson (Knightmage)

International Cosplayer/Entertainer/Philanthropist

Michael “Knightmage” Wilson was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and now resides in Youngstown, Ohio.

A current decorated 21 year veteran Deputy Sheriff for the Mahoning County Sheriff’s Office in Ohio, Michael has been cosplaying since 2012. Having created over 270 costumes, Michael is an award winning cosplayer with many of his creations being praised and displayed on numerous platforms in print and online. Michael is noted as one of the most influential and diverse male cosplayers in the world. Along with judging cosplay contests Michael often hosts cosplay panels and workshops at conventions showcasing the creative, positive, inspiring and supportive side of cosplay.

Having a love for acting and stunt work, Michael has worked on several Hollywood comic book movie productions. Michael was also an alternate for the 2006 reality show “Who Wants To Be A Superhero” hosted by Stan Lee. Michael has worked on and has been featured in several fan films and productions such as “Flash Fall” by Together Brother Productions and the popular YouTube series “MAN AT ARMS: Reforged”. Michael is a spokesperson for FX latex product, Zombie-Skin. Michael has also created various costumes for World Wrestling Entertainment superstars.

Genuinely loving to entertain, make a positive impact and bring smiles, Michael most often uses his costuming by bringing awareness and participating in many charitable events, benefits, parades, birthdays and hospital visits to children. This has led him to becoming a member of esteemed costuming groups all over the United States such as “The League of Heroes, The Heroes Alliance-Ohio Branch, East Coast Avengers, Costumers with a Cause and Superheroes to Kids in Ohio and Heroic Inner Kids”. Michael often works closely with charity organizations as a sponsor and has partnered with over 100 various organizations around the world to fundraise and bring awareness to these organizations. Michael has received numerous awards for his charitable deeds including the “’Outstanding Service Award” from Credit Where Credit Is Due, the CosBravo Award and most notably the “Presidential Volunteers Award” from President Barack Obama and the White House.

If you wish, become a fan on Facebook and follow on Twitter @Knightmage and Instagram @Knightmage100


Brad Moore Brad Moore

Artist

Brad Moore divides his artistic time between creating surrealistic album cover art for death metal record companies, and drawing gruesome horror strips for comic books. His visionary approach to painting and drawing has been seen worldwide, for two decades, with over 600 published projects to his credit. He has also worked in the fields of film design and mural construction, and has participated in exhibits worldwide, including his famous art show alongside the great H. R. Giger. He feels his long-sustained imagination is the result of constantly working in arcane realms of unconventional imagery. His album cover for WORM,” Foreverglade “, was voted #11 out of 30 of the top album covers of 2021.

Brian Beacock Brian Beacock

Actor

Brian Beacock is an American actor best known for his work in film and television productions including English-dubbed anime and video games such as various Digimon series, Naruto, Dragon Ball, Danganronpa, and Bungou Stray Dogs.

Creating a diverse career for himself after moving to Los Angeles, Beacock became renowned as an actor, writer and producer. Beacock has provided the voice-overs for more than 30 animated series and video games, recognised as characters including Monokuma in Danganronpa, Renzo Shima in Blue Exorcist, Ryunosuke Akutagawa in Bungou Stray Dogs, Agumon in Digimon Data Squad, Takato Matsuki in Digimon: Digital Monsters season 3, Krillin in Dragon Ball Super Bang Zoom! Dub, Rivalz Cardemonde in Code Geass, Yashamaru in Naruto and Byonko in Zatch Bell!

Though his work as a voice actor remains profound, Beacock has also established himself as a stage actor with a number of theatre credits and as a musician, featuring as a musical guest on The Conan O’Brien Show and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Most recently, Brian Beacock has provided the voice for Takeru Higa in Sword Art Online and Dom in Beastars, as well as returning to the Sailor Moon franchise to voice Helios and Pegasus in Sailor Moon Eternal. Check him out on Twitter and Instagram.


Brennan Mejia Brennan Mejia

Actor

Brennan Mejia is an American actor, model, and circus performer known for a variety of roles across film and television. Mejia is perhaps best known for the portrayal of Tyler Navarro, the Red Dino Charge Ranger in Power Rangers Dino Charge.

Involved in the world of fitness and athletics from a young age, it was the Great All American Youth Circus that helped a young Mejia find his passion for performance. Soon venturing into modeling, this then led to Mejia taking the opportunity to pursue acting.

Though Mejia enjoyed success as a model, it was acting that helped him develop and fine tune new skills, finding the audition process in particular to be an enjoyable and engaging experience.

In 2006, a young Mejia scored his first role appearing in CSI: Miami before landing parts in television series such as American Horror Story, iCarly, 90210, and Greg Araki’s indie film, Kaboom.

At a panel during Power Morphicon in 2014, Mejia was announced for the role of Tyler Navarro, the Red Dino Charge Ranger for the upcoming season – Power Rangers Dino Charge. Landing the legendary status of Red Ranger is hardly surprising, given Mejia’s strong ties to the world of fitness and his sheer abilities as an acrobat. He reprised his role as the Red Dino Charge Ranger in a recent crossover on the latest series, Power Rangers Beast Morphers.

Mejia has accrued certifications from various institutes around the country, and now offers a variety of fitness workshops when not appearing on screen. Most recently, Mejia appeared as Jerry in Supergirl and Daniel in the Snapchat tv series, The Dead Girls Detective Agency.


Peter Adrian Sudarso Peter Adrian Sudarso

Actor

Peter Adrian Sudarso is an Indonesian-Chinese-American actor known for a variety of roles across film and television. He is most widely recognised for his portrayal of Preston Tien, the Blue Ranger in Power Rangers Ninja Steel.

Stepping into the limelight via Internet fame, Sudarso made regular appearances in short films and on the YouTube channel ‘ Apartment210’, alongside his brother Yoshi.

In 2014, Sudarso auditioned for a role in Power Rangers Dino Charge. Though not being selected himself he had in fact helped his brother secure the role of Koda, the Blue Dino Charge Ranger.

With Power Rangers Ninja Steel, the next installment in the Power Rangers franchise, the young actor found his feet after landing the role of Preston Tien, the Blue Ninja Steel Ranger.

Becoming more involved with the franchise, Sudarso also took on the role of Marvin Shih in the tabletop RPG, Power Rangers HyperForce. Through this, he became one of a small number of actors to play more than one Ranger. He was joined by other Power Ranger alums including Erin Cahill (Pink Ranger in Time Force) and Paul Schrier (Bulk in MMPR), and later his brother Yoshi too.

Most recently Peter has been seen in the hit shows Grown-ish and Fam, as well as a key role in the impending Turner Risk and as Kenny Li in The CW’s Supergirl.


Yoshi Sudarso Yoshi Sudarso

Actor

Yoshua ‘Yoshi’ Sudarso is an Indonesian-Chinese-American actor known for a variety of roles across film and television, recognised for his portrayal of Koda, the Blue Dino ranger in Power Rangers Dino Charge.

Sudarso was thrust onto the screen as Koda, the Blue Dino Charge Ranger in Power Rangers Dino Charge in 2015, with his character also making appearances in Power Rangers Ninja Steel and Power Rangers Beast Morphers.

Also joining his brother who had become known for playing more than one Ranger, Sudarso took on the role of Joe Shih the Silver Time Force Ranger/Green HyperForce Ranger in the tabletop RPG, Power Rangers HyperForce.

In addition to his roles throughout the Power Rangers franchise, Yoshi has also appeared in productions such as Maze Runner, Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, and Alita: Battle Angel.

More recently, Yoshi had a starring role in Buffalo Boys and the acclaimed series Pretty Dudes.