2022 Special Guests
Every year GAMMA.CON welcomes special guests to our program. They host events, do panels, workshops, do Q&As and do signings for you!
2016 San Diego Film Award “Best Actor” nominee and winner of the 2014 “I’m Funnier Than” Comedy Contest, Jon Allen has voiced in JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE (Alessi), EDENS ZERO (Jamilov and Spider), KUROKO’S BASKETBALL (Kiyoshi Miyaji and Yoshinori Susa), GUNDAM IRON-BLOODED ORPHANS (Zack), HUNTER X HUNTER (Binolt, Kazsule, and Number Zero), and numerous others.
In cartoons, Jon stars in TASTY TALES OF THE FOOD TRUCKERS (Sonny), along with a number of other characters in the show, and can also be heard in FRIEND Z SPACE (Hamku and Furkira) on ABC. You might have also heard him in HEROES OF GOO JIT ZU (Thrash the shark). Additionally, Jon voices Wolfpain, Silverback, Battaxe, Tritops, Verapz, Saturnaut, and Warsnap.
In gaming, he starred in PAIN (Jarvis and H8 Squadder) on the Playstation Network. Also in SMITE (Krang from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), GENSHIN IMPACT (Kamuna Harunosuke and Ogawa), POKEMON MASTERS (Thorton and Brawly) PHANTASY STAR ONLINE 2 (Persona the Masked) and in other titles such as DEMON SLAYER – THE HINOKAMI CHRONICLES, WARHAMMER TACTICS, ACE COMBAT 7, and ZANKI ZERO to name a few.
On-camera he’s been seen in the series THE EX-LIST, Comedy Central’s MY PROFILE STORY, KNOW YOUR MEME, YOU CAN DO BETTER on truTV, and starred as Ryan Wyatt in THE CASTMEMBERS. Jon also contributes to the world of pro-wrestling, having wrestled as the two times, and longest-reigning champion of WPW RICOTTA FLAIR in Los Angeles, which streams every month on Twitch TV. He’s also wrestled for former WWE and TNA star Sinn Bodhi’s FREAKSHOW WRESTLING in Las Vegas, and ran FRANS UNITED WRESTLING in San Diego.
Paul St. Peter
Paul St. Peter, US voice actor, will be returning to GAMMA.CON AGAIN with his excellent voice acting workshop and judging the voice acting competition,
Paul has many anime and video game credits, including KINGDOM HEARTS (Xemnas), NARUTO (Nine Tail Fox), ONE-PUNCH MAN (Beast King), DIGIMON (Wormmon, Leomon), ROBOTECH (Zor Prime), WORLD OF WARCRAFT (Boden The Imposing), DYNASTY WARRIORS I-IV (Yuan Shao), DIGIMON: THE MOVIE (Kokomon), MIRACULOUS LADYBUG (Master Fu), GODZILLA III (Takeshi), RESIDENT EVIL 5 (Swahili Zombie), PUNCH (Cowboy Bebop), THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO, (Mondego), PAPRIKA (Konakawa), X-COM (Dr. Heinrich), GUNDAM: IRON BLOODED ORPHANS (McMurdo) . And many, many more! Paul’s TV appearances include work on NCIS, LAST MAN STANDING, JESSIE, LEGIT (for FX), RINGER, TIM AND ERIC’S AWESOME SHOW, and the hilarious KEY AND PEELE (Comedy Central.)
Illustrator, filmmaker, podcaster and content creator, you may know Cam from his many fantastic video ‘how to’ guides, speed drawing challenges, advice videos and cartoons. His work is known for its unique combination of cynicism, creativity, nihilism and kindness. Posting cartoons online in 2016, Cam has become one of Australia’s most talked-about content creators. He has made content with Comedy Central, Spotify, Splendour in the Grass, Vice, Pedestrian TV, GQ, The Betoota Advocate, TEDs, Tinder, and Universal Music. Cam also created a live comedy show called Flopfest (a panel show about the worst videos on the internet), hosted workshops and performed live art at festivals around the country. He also co-hosts the podcast God is Dead with triple j’s Bryce Mills. In the past year he has founded his own animation studio, Struthless Studios, and written his first book, ‘Your Head is a Houseboat’.
Weird Crap in Australia Podcast
Holly and Matthew Soall have inadvertently become Australia’s first chart-topping social historian writers with their podcast and book series Weird Crap in Australia, for four years, the dynamic duo has been working their way through Australia’s strangest historical happenstance, paranormal perplexities, and more true crime then you can throw a boomerang at.
Holly and Matthew are looking forward to meeting their fans at the Gamma Con convention in Canberra and previewing their to-be-released book Weird Crap in Australia Vol.3 as part of two captivating live shows.
Matthew is also the writer on Killeroo: Semper Fidelis and the upcoming Killeroo: Dark Times and is looking forward to meeting all the awesome Killeroo fans.
Andrew Lutomski aka Thor of Oz
Coach @AndrewLutomski – better known as “Thor of Oz” is a Health and Fitness Coach and Mentor.
Andrew is now focused on helping friends and the Cosplay community in achieving their full potential to lead a healthy and balanced lifestyle.
He’ll be there with @TeamAccountable – the Pop Culture and Cosplay Community supporting one another in health, fitness and overall well-being.
They keep each other Accountable by keeping each other on track with Health and Fitness Goals.
Danielle “WhereisDanielle” Debs
Cosplayer and content creator from Sydney. Danielle “WhereisDanielle” Debs works with textiles, foam, 3D modelling, and 3D printed hard surfaces to bring characters from screen and fiction into reality.
Initially drawn into cosplay by a love of Sci-Fi and fantasy, and a general love of creating things; she began with no prior trained skills in crafting or sewing, and learned through trial and error, with a side of stubbornness. Nowadays she has the amazing opportunity to work on cosplays for gaming publishers.
For Danielle cosplay is about community and creativity. She loves sharing her work and explaining how she makes things with the cosplay community both online and in person; hoping to inspire others to be creative and contribute as much fun, joy, and positivity to the world as possible!
Soylent Cosplay, (also known as Jen), is a professional cosplayer and special FX makeup artist working out of Sydney. Her primary skills are in SFX makeup and body paint, mould making and casting, foam smithing and using worbla for armour, and wig styling.
She got into makeup after doing her Bachelor in Visual Art and finding that she enjoyed transforming the human body into interesting and other-worldly forms and hasn’t stopped since!
Soylent has been cosplaying for over 10 years and doing makeup for eight, working professionally within the industry for the last six years. She is well known for her Liara T’Soni and Darth Talon cosplays, and her work acting and as a head makeup artist on the web series 1 For All on Youtube. She has worked with companies such as Bioware, Ubisoft and Playstation.
Henchwench is a full-time cosplayer and propmaker, working with Scrap Shop Props as half of Hench & Scrap Foundry. With a focus on turning cool stuff from games into real-life objects, Hench & Scrap have worked for companies like Blizzard, Bethesda & Wizards of the Coast.
At age 14, Henchwench got her start in costume working part-time at Weta Workshop on the Lord of the Rings movies in the weapons and armour department. She later studied a degree in costume at NIDA, which she followed up with a graduate certificate in costume design at AFTRS, and worked in film/TV/theatre costumes before deciding to pursue her passion for video game costumes & props full time.
She was also the 2016 winner of the Australian Championships of Cosplay and represented Australia at the Crown Championships of Cosplay in Chicago.
Scrap Shop Props
Scrap Shop Props has combined his background of engineering with larping to build amazing cosplay. Scrap Shop Props works full-time alongside Henchwench making epic props for companies such as Blizzard, Bethesda & Wizards of the Coast (To name a few!).
He loves the creative process and bringing the imaginary to life. Cosplay has been a big confidence boost to Oarin, a natural introvert, and helped him find his voice in the community. He looks forward to seeing you at GAMMA.CON 2022!
Lauren Marshall is a Perth-based illustrator working within the comic industry and the creator of the self-published title Lana Leuka. Other published works include The Phantom (Frew), Talgard (Gestalt), Killeroo (OzComics) and XCT (Comics2Movies).
Her works include both traditional and digital work, partial to strong bold line work and vibrant colours
Jin Chan Yum Wai
Jin is an Australian/Mauritian manga creator & publisher, and game developer.
He is the founder of the fast growing international manga publisher SHRINE COMICS, which currently publishes 17 series from creators from around the world, which also includes the manga series he created HIGH SCHOOL ROMANCE and XERO: THE KING OF THIEVES.
Jin is also an official letterer for Viz and Shonen Jump working on the series ME & ROBOCO which is being adapted into a TV anime. In videogames Jin is the Creative Director for VANIMALS working on the indie survival game UNDYING!
Sas Milledge is a Melbourne-based artist. She has done design, comic, and illustration work for DC Comics, Boom! Studios, Simon & Schuster, BlinkInk, and Passion Pictures amongst others.
Her debut graphic novel, ‘Mamo’ was released in April 2022. She loves character-driven stories and illustrating the boundaries between the human and natural world.
Mathew Lin’s passion for drawing and comics began at an early age, now an experienced graphic designer and illustrator, he has illustrated over 50 picture novels, graphic novels, and books for Australian publishers Blake, Hachette, Lagunna Bay, Macmillan, McGraw-Hill and Trillium.
Matt was one of the illustrators of The Super Australian’s Anthology, he’s illustrated 50 sketch cards for Upper Deck 2018 Fleer Ultra X-Men Trading Cards and spent 10 weeks as a background extra on Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
A huge reader of Manga and watcher of Animé, Matt’s other interests include medieval fighting, West African dance and drumming, swimming in the sea and pretending to be a samurai with his bokken.
Matt also runs drawing workshops at libraries and schools and will be running a workshop at GAMMA.CON “Drawing Monsters and Zombies”
Tim McEwen is a veteran of the Australian comics scene and has been making comics since the 1980s, most notably co-creating the award-winning and internationally distributed Greener Pastures.
Tim helped establish the Comics Arts Awards of Australia and is a cartoonist, illustrator, storyboarder, and educator. In 2018 he received the Platinum Ledger Award for contributions to the Australian comics scene for his support and advocacy and has been nominated and shortlisted numerous times for other awards, including three times for the Australian Cartoonists’ Association’s Stanley Award for Best Comic Book Artist.
Greener Pastures — which currently has a 400+ page graphic novel revival in the works — follows the adventures, trials, tribulations, and sometimes the bowel movements, of Trevor Bovis – bull-turned-social-activist-turned-sellout-lawyer.
Marcelo is a professional freelance illustrator, comics artist and creative facilitator. He’s worked for Marvel, Apple, Time Inc, Event Cinemas, Frew publishing, and many more.
Artist for the upcoming “Rise of the Mythix” by number one bestselling author Anh Do. Poster artist for the official Marvel/Upperdeck Avengers limited edition print set and official Marvel Ukiyo-E Wolverine print. Cover artist for the Phantom and various overseas publishers.
Artist for Marvel Super Hero Squad “Hulk saves the Day” book. Marcelo loves vampires, cats and his beautiful wife (not in that order). He’ll be running a drawing workshop at GAMMA.CON “Drawing Monsters an Zombies”.
Since 2013 Steamkittens has been one of the biggest names in Australian cosplay photography. Working his way around the country building a strong reputation, one con at a time, he has forged a new standard in cosplay photography with his unique approach to lighting and colour, leaving a lasting impression and influence on the cosplay scene by bringing his design background into his images and compositions.
Having worked with international cosplayers such as Yaya Han, Jessica Nigri, Kamui, Leeanna Vamp, Stella Chu and more. He has had three photos appear in Yaya Han’s annual calendar, been on the cover of US comic book Rat Queens after his photo of Astrokerrie inspired the creator to feature a cosplay cover, produced work for Ubisoft for game releases such as The Division, Wildlands and Far Cry 5, he has had work featured in the Tomb Raider 20th Anniversary book, and the DOOM 25th Anniversary video as well as being interviewed by numerous publications and websites worldwide.
From modest beginnings photographing animals at a rescue shelter (which is where the name comes from), Steamkittens is now a popular attraction at cons drawing large queues at events such as PAX (in his famous corner), regional cons around the country and for the last five years on tour as the resident cosplay photographer for Supanova. His most humbling moment was in 2018 when the New Zealand cosplay community undertook fundraising to bring him over to Auckland to start the first photo wall at Armageddon Expo.