Special Guests

Santiago Cirilo

Infantry Veteran, Writer, Actor. Santiago Cirilo has been featured, and starred in many hit films and tv shows. USA Network, TNT, Lifetime, Hallmark, Fox, TLC, I.D. Channel, and best known as Julio on season 4 of AMC’s The Walking Dead. He starred as Detective Martinez on this season of CMT’s Nashville, Dodi Fayed on TLC’s Diana Story, and just wrapped horror film Enuattii created by SyFy Face Off’s Rick Prince. Santiago, Rashaad and award winning writer Kindra Sowder released a continuous 5 star review Novel called, Head Hunter: Zombified Book 1.

Santiago is the creator of the #HiYahNation in which helps to stop bullying and suicide, help homeless military veterans, veterans with PTSD, and all forms of negativity. This group encourages everyone to follow your dreams, and beat all the odds to make sure you are successful.  

Be sure to follow Santiago Cirilo on Facebook. 

John Anderson

John Anderson is an actor, comedian, and self-proclaimed professional “Trick Talking Meat” who hails from Birmingham, Alabama. He landed his first major motion picture role as a Ravager in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. John also appeared in Sleepy Hollow, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Discovery Channel’s Manhunt: Unabomber, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, The Case for Christ, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, MacGyver, Being Mary Jane, and Tyler Perry’s Too Close to Home. He will appear in a number of television shows and movies premiering later this year, and most recently appeared in Make-up Artist Magazine, displaying his alien movie make-up as a Hurctarian Ravager.

John was given his first speaking role by Oprah Winfrey in her production of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. He is one of 10 Ravagers from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 personally selected by James Gunn to attend a 2016 Comic-Con surprise celebration in San Diego. The event was filmed and is now airing on CONtv. Further, art featuring John’s likeness as a Ravager was included in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: The Art of the Movie.

John’s involvement in the Birmingham cosplay community ignited his interest in acting, and he can frequently be found around town volunteering at charity events as Batman, The Joker, and Green Arrow. He refers to himself as “Trick Talking Meat” as coined by the late Carrie Fisher in an interview she did with CNN in 1997. In the interview she explained that the cast had shirts made with “Trick Talking Meat” printed on them, as they felt that is how George Lucas treated them on the set of Empire Strikes Back.

Find him on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pg/johnandersonactor and give him a LIKE!

Don Teems

Don Teems lives in Atlanta GA. His filmography includes Vampire Diaries,Drop Dead Diva,Joyful Noise,Firelight,Flight,Madeas Witness Protection,Trouble With The Curve,The Following(pilot),Adult Children Of Divorce,I.D. Theft,Devils Knot,Hunger Games:Catching Fire,The Change Up and others. But among all these, he gets the most enjoyment being a member of the undead on AMC’s The Walking Dead.

Sketch MacQuinor

Sketch MacQ is an Atlanta-based professional voice actor, animator, performer, and occasional dancer who’s dabbled in a little of everything. His wit, energy, and lack of modesty have often earned him the title of “Best worst dancer I’ve ever seen.” You’ll be facebook friends within a year’s time.


Brandon Bell

Brandon Bell is an Atlanta based stunt man, tactical advisor, stunt coordinator, and actor. Catch him over and over again in seasons 4 and 5 of AMC’s The Walking Dead as a walker, where each main character takes their turn killing him. Brandon appeared in the Divergent Series as an Erudite Dauntless soldier in Insurgent and again in Allegiant as a stunt player and tactical advisor.

Brandon was the stunt coordinator for the team IronShadowOmega that took the “Audience Choice Award” and “Best Practical Effects” for the Atlanta 2016 48 Hour Film Project with Cherry Bomb. Then in 2017 he coordinated the action for Stop Doing That, which took home several awards, including the much coveted “Best of Atlanta.” The short film will be shown this spring at the global 48 Hour Film Project screening for Filmapalooza in Paris, France.

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Terence McCorry

Terence McCorry graduated from Boston University’s Broadcasting and Film program and then embarked on a career behind and in front of the camera working with classic films, casts, and crews: Friday the 13th III in 3D, The original Nightmare on Elm Street, Amityville 3-D, Ghoulies, Wes Craven, Steve Miner, Robert Englund, Johnny Depp, Madonna, Lori Loughlin, Meg Ryan, and Randy Quaid. From Wall Street to Hollywood, South Beach to Tokyo, actor, art director, prop master, costumer, production manager, producer, director, writer, 35 year Sag-Aftra member. Terence travels from NYC to the 2018 C1 Comicon with behind the scenes tales to tell of Jason, Freddie, and prayers for a successful show. You don’t want to miss meeting him!

Gregbo Watson

Gregbo is a comic book and pinup artist with a twisted imagination and dark sense of humor. Both of which are mirrored in his art and illustration style.

He has worked on projects for Marvel Comics, Zenescope Entertainment, Upper Deck, and 20th Century Television.

Misty Yates

We’re so excited to have the gorgeous Misty Yates, professional cosplayer, returning as our judge for the Cosplay Contest for C1 Comicon 2018!

Misty burst onto the convention scene by accompanying her boyfriend, Gregbo Watson to cons where she began cosplaying at his booth just for fun. Through her creative costumes, eye for detail, and love of comic fandom, it didn’t take Misty long to quickly become well known as a fan-favorite in her own right. She has won competitions and awards throughout the Southeast, including “Best of Show” at Florence Comicon. Now, when not competing, Misty brings a wealth of cosplay knowledge and experience to many competitions as a judge.

Josh Turner – SATURDAY ONLY!

Josh “TKO” Turner is a Pro-Wrestler & Actor from Indiana. Josh trained at OVW when it was the WWE training center. Josh has worked for many different promotions since on the independent wrestling circuit. Josh went on to have not only success in the ring, but outside of the ring as well.

Josh has credits like “The Tattooed Savior” from The Walking Dead Seasons 6, 7, & 8, “Jeter Brother” from Under The Dome, “Jake The Truck Driver” from Banshee, “Jolene’s Boyfriend” from Nashville, “Bryan Simmons” from Homicide Hunter. Josh has also had appearances on Leverage, The Vampire Diaries, The Originals and many other major shows and films…

Josh is also big in supporting and working with charities like, Fighting For Autism where Josh is The Assistant US National Director. Josh also helps with Pops For Patience, and Julianana Barbara Foundation, and many more. Josh has recently appeared as one of the Headliners at ShockaNon, FarleyCon, Tri Star, Tupelo Horror Con, Charlottle Comic Con, and NuCon. Josh has also appeared at DragonCon, FanBoy Expo, Marble City Comic Con, Pikeville Comic Con, Harlan Hauntfest and many others.

Kaylie Turner – SATURDAY ONLY!

Kaylie Turner is a young actress from Tennessee. Kaylie started her career at a young age with a starring role in the Vince Vaughn film Term Life as “Erica”. Kaylie went onto have roles on, The Walking Dead as “Child Walker” in Season 5, Stranger Things as “Highschool Friend” in Season 2, Homicide Hunter, Snapped Killer Couples, The Red Road, Your Pretty Little Face is Going to Hell and many other major shows and films…

Kaylie was also a children’s spokes model for the 2016 NASCAR The Chase for NASCAR Kids. Kaylie also helps with different charities like, Fighting For Autism where she is one of the Ambassadors for. Kaylie also helps with, Pops For Patience, and Julianana Barbara Foundation, and many more.

Kaylie has recently appeared as one of the Headliners at FarleyCon, Tri Star, Tupelo Horror Con, and Charlottle Comic Con. Kaylie has also appeared at FanBoy Expo, Marble City Comic Con, Pikeville Comic Con, Harlan Hauntfest and many others.

Cristin Azure

Cristin Azure is an Atlanta based precision stunt driver, film producer, actress and model. You can see her all over season 4 and 5 of AMC’s The Walking Dead as a zombie. Appearing as a Black Forest Demon in the first season IFC series, Stan Against Evil. In 2017, she was cast as “Baghead Samantha” in a feature film #TheVault written and directed by Dan Bush. The TV series The Vampire Diaries killed her twice as a witch. Playing a super villain named “Ice” in the Marvel comic fan film DeadPool / Black Panther the Gauntlet.

Cristin was trained by Grady Bishop’s Extreme Stunt Driving Team and drives with Precision Drivers Unlimited, LLC.
• Kevin Probably Saves the World • A Bad Moms Christmas • Stranger Things • Den of Thieves • Simran • 24: Legacy • Diary Of A Wimpy Kid • Logan Lucky • Baby Driver • The Accountant • Nice Guys • Antman • Triple Nine • Rectify • Taken 3 • Lila & Eve • Ride Along • are some of the movies and TV shows she has driven for.

Cristin Azure was a stunt driver in the (2018) Aston Martin global commercial for their new Vantage prototype.

Cristin produced the winning team for IronShadowOmega that took the “Audience Choice Award and Best Practical FX” for Atlanta 2016 with #CherryBombThe48HFPMovie and won the “Audience Choice Award” in the 2016 #BuriedAliveFilmFestival with #HowToMakeASnuffFilm for IronShadowAlpha.

Cleaning house with the awards for “Best Film-1st Place, Audience Award, Best Graphics, Best Overall Audience Choice, Best Use of Prop” for the 2017 48HFP #StopDoingThat and will be shown this spring at the global 48HFP film screening for #Filmapalooza held in Paris, France.

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Ben Bladon

Ben Bladon is a character actor in Atlanta, Ga who has played over 20 featured walkers on The Walking Dead seasons 5-8. He has also played monsters on NBC’s Constantine and Fox’s Sleepy Hollow. Other work includes a featured spot on CW’s Containment, a recurring role on Adult Swim’s Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell, Stan Against Evil and the award winning independent films Frankenstein Created Bikers and Atlanta Zombie Apocalypse: The Movie.

Matthew Atchley

Matthew Atchley is a celebrity artist known for his detailed drawings and illustrations. His subjects span across all fandoms and different forms of pop culture including characters from popular TV, film, comics, and more. Matthew has created artwork for several actors from The Walking Dead, Daredevil, Breaking Bad, Arrow, The Flash, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Doctor Who, and Napoleon Dynamite to just name a few. Matthew appears at comic conventions and events as a special guest all across the country. His artwork has also graced book covers, company logos, and art gallery walls. He was recently ranked in 4th place in an international poll for Best Portrait Artist by the Spacie Awards. His entire portfolio as well as media from his past shows can be found at his website www.artofmatthewatchley.com or give his page a LIKE at The Art of Matthew Atchley!