Guests

JENNIFER CIHI

JENNIFER CIHI

Jennifer Cihi is a Broadway and television star best known for being the sing voice of Sailor Moon. She is the voice behind the iconic songs, My Only Love and Power of Love. She was also in the Broadway National Tour of Annie and starred on the Nickelodeon series Roundhouse. Originally from Los Angeles, she now lives in Nashville where she still sings professionally.

CHRISTOPHER COREY SMITH

CHRISTOPHER COREY SMITH

Christopher Corey Smith is known for his work on The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011), God of War (2005) and Lego Batman: The Movie - DC Super Heroes Unite (2013).

GIGI EDGLEY

GIGI EDGLEY

Gigi Edgley is an internationally renowned actress originally from Australia. Edgley has starred in countless film and television series including FX's Feud, USA’s The Starter Wife, Enuattii: Face off Designer's latest feature, Diminuendo, Rescue Special Ops, Tricky Business, SyFy’s Showdown at Area 51, Quantum Apocalypse, Carlotta, Newcastle, Black Jack, Peacekeeper Wars, Stingers, Secret Life Of Us, Beastmaster, Lost World, Water Rats, Day of The Roses, Star Trek Continues and Nexus. Additionally Edgley has an extensive history with The Jim Henson Company beginning with her popular role as Chiana on the company’s critically acclaimed sci fi cult series, Farscape in which she starred for over five years. Gigi stole the hearts of sci-fi enthusiasts. She was originally cast as a guest star for one episode, but quickly captured the attention of the Farscape writers, producers and the fans alike. The mischievous Chiana became one of the most popular, and at times controversial characters in the series. The SyFy Channel and The Jim Henson Company also asked her to host Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge. Recently Gigi also helped crowd fund over $101700 for The Circuit. Edgley’s team additionally raised over $44,000 on Kickstarter to fund a sci-fi short called Hashtag. They are planning to take it to Sundance, Cannes and Toronto film festivals. Gigi was nominated for the Film’s Critic’s Circle awards for best lead actress in the feature Last Train To Freo, the SyFy Genre Award for Best Supporting actress, the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress in a television series and Maxim Award for Sexiest Space Babe. Gigi has a long list of theatre credits as well that include: Kill Everything YouLove, 4.48 Psychosis,The Rover, Boy’s Life, Romeo And Juliet, Road, Picnic At Hanging Rock and Les Miserables. She also recently sung at Stan Lee's Birthday and was selected for the Women of Sci-Fi book by Denny's Illic. Edgley is also a recording artist, creator of original comic books, director and producer. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Queensland University of Technology after entering in the auditions alongside hundreds of other candidates. Check out her website at: GigiEdgley.Com

JEFF KLINE

JEFF KLINE

Jeff Kline is an American film and television writer-producer and former television executive. He has been involved in more than 40 animated and live-action series and pilots, has received multiple Emmy nominations and wins. After graduating from Boston University, Kline interned at Roger Corman's Concorde/New Horizons and worked in feature development for Michael Shamberg and Harold Ramis's Ocean Pictures. He served as a television executive in Daytime Programming at NBC Entertainment for one year then spent five years at Columbia Pictures Television, eventually serving as the senior vice president of drama before transitioning into writing/producing at the suggestion of his first writing partner, Frank Lupo, co-creator of The A-Team and Wiseguy. Between 1995 and 2006, he developed and/or produced the series: My Friends Tigger & Pooh (Playhouse Disney); Jackie Chan Adventures (Kids' WB); Dragon Tales (PBS); Stuart Little: The Animated Series (HBO); That Was Then (ABC); Harold and the Purple Crayon (HBO); Max Steel (Kids WB); Men in Black: The Animated Series (Kids WB); Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot (FOX); Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles (BKN); Godzilla: The Series (FOX); Channel Umptee-3 (Kids WB); Extreme Ghostbusters (BKN); and Jumanji (UPN). From 2006–2008 he was a consulting producer for Cartoon Network's Banana Splits revival, wrote a Paris Hilton pilot for MTV, and co-wrote the feature film The Rosenbergs Save Christmas (with Goldie Hawn attached to star) for Fox Searchlight. In 2009 he taught as an adjunct professor at Boston University's College of Communications, and wrote two live-action pilots for SyFy before being recruited to develop and executive-produce Transformers: Prime for Hasbro's then-new cable co-venture with Discovery Communications, The Hub. Kline developed and was executive producer of G.I. Joe: Renegades as well before signing an exclusive four-year series development and production deal with Hasbro Studios in 2011. He was executive producer of both Transformers: Prime and the first season of Transformers: Rescue Bots. He was a executive producer of Transformers: Robots in Disguise. In 2013, Kline founded Darby Pop Publishing, a comic book publishing company, and entered into a distribution agreement with IDW. Darby Pop's first title, Indestructible, was created by Kline. The first issue was released in December 2013. Other Darby Pop titles include The 7th Sword, City: the Mind and the Machine, Doberman, and Dead Squad. Darby Pop′s distribution partner is Magnetic Press. Cover artists have included: Howard Chaykin, Bernard Chang, Jose Lopez, Tony Fleecs, Tommy Lee Edwards, and Eisner Winner Andrew Robinson.

RUSSELL BRETTHOLTZ

RUSSELL BRETTHOLTZ

Russell Brettholtz started reading comic books at the age of eight, when his grandmother gave him an Archie. At twelve he graduated to the X-Men which he collected for over twenty years. Russell’s road to writing comics began with X-Men fan-fiction in high school and college, and finally a story submission to Marvel (it was not published). When he realized that finding an artist and self-publishing were realistic possibilities thanks to the internet, Russell put serious effort into creating his own comic book. Sidekicks is his first full length comic book with original characters published by Darby Pop Publishing. "SIDEKICKED" synopsis: It should come as no surprise to learn that within the superhero “community,” egos run rampant. But how does all that free-flowing narcissism impact those just outside the spotlight? Chicago finds out when five of the city’s most loyal Sidekicks finally grow tired of being disrespected by both the prima donnas they work with and the citizenry they strive to protect.

CHASEN HAMPTON

CHASEN HAMPTON

Chasen Hampton is an actor and director, known for The Rules of Attraction (2002), The X-Files (1993) and The All New Mickey Mouse Club (1989).

WILL MURRAY

WILL MURRAY

Will Murray is the author of more than 70 novels, including 20 posthumous Doc Savage collaborations with Lester Dent under the name Kenneth Robeson, as well as 40 entries in the long-running Destroyer series. He has pitted the Man of Bronze against King Kong in Skull Island and teamed him up with The Shadow in The Sinister Shadow and Empire of Doom. His first Tarzan novel is titled Return to Pal-ul-don. His second is King Kong vs. Tarzan, a project first envisioned by film producer Merian C. Cooper back in 1935. Other Murray novels star Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., Mack Bolan and the Martians of the Mars Attacks! franchise. For various anthologies, Murray has written the adventures of such classic characters as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, Ant-Man, The Hulk, The Spider, The Avenger, The Green Hornet, Sherlock Holmes, Cthulhu, Herbert West, Honey West, The Secret 6, Sky Captain and Lee Falk¹s immortal Ghost Who Walks, The Phantom. He also contributed to the Planet of the Apes franchise and co-created Squirrel Girl for Marvel Comics.

STEFANIE DE LEO

STEFANIE DE LEO

Stefanie DeLeo is a published and produced playwright and actress with a Master's Degree in theatre from New York University. Her plays have been performed all over the United States and South Africa. As a published playwright, she is happy to provide information for aspiring writers! Her latest published work is a piece in Chicken Soup for the Soul (Dreams and the Unexplained) chronicling her friendship with Jennifer Cihi, the voice of Sailor Moon.

Bill Diamond

Bill Diamond

"Little Shop of Horrors," "Dark Crystal" and "Fraggle Rock" Puppeteer

PETER BERNARD

PETER BERNARD

Creator of "Those American Girls" and "Scary Stories"

KEN REID

KEN REID

Ken Reid is a Boston based stand up comedian. Ken has been a staple on the Boston comedy scene since 2003, having been nominated as "Best Comedian in Boston" twice by the defunct Boston Phoenix, been the regular Friday Night Host at the Comedy Studio for five years, and been the creator and host of the weird and legendary "Secret Menu" show. He's also performed all over the country and is a regular at festivals like the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, The Bridgetown Comedy Festival, The Riot LA Comedy Festival and the Women in Comedy Festival. He frequently shares the stage with national acts and he has appeared on podcasts like Doug Loves Movies, Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction and Risk! He also has a podcast of his own called TV Guidance Counselor, but that's another story.

MIKE LOPEZ

MIKE LOPEZ

Mike Lopez is an educator, artist, and writer, who’s main mission is to bring the positive message of the arts to young people. Along with other artists, writers and actors, Mike has presented his “Positively Inspiring Young People With the Arts” workshop in New York City, Washington DC, Boston and Atlantic City. It is during these workshops that teachers, librarians, camp directors and anyone who wants to creatively inspire young people are able to gather ideas, network and learn from professionals. in 2015, Mike, along side with artist Gary Eckerson, created “Life’s A Beach”, which follows the good natured fun of the kids of Avalon Beach. Come and meet Mike and be inspired to do amazing things for young people!

Gary Sohmers

Gary Sohmers

Pop Culture Appraiser on "Antiques Roadshow"

Joe St. Pierre

Joe St. Pierre

"Spider-Man" Cover Artist

KADROLSHA ONA

KADROLSHA ONA

Queen of the Paranormal

Eric Bornstein

Eric Bornstein

Mask Maker from Behind the Mask Studio

Johnny C

Johnny C

Producer and "Sartana" comic book Author