Adam J. Whitlatch
Adam J. Whitlatch is a speculative fiction writer and editor. A fantasy enthusiast from a young age, his interest in science fiction was first sparked at the age of ten when his father played the infamous 1938 Orson Welles War of the Worlds radio broadcast for him on Halloween. It’s a tradition Adam carries on to this day.
He published his debut novel, a post-apocalyptic adventure titled The Weller, in 2013. In 2014, he penned the official novelization to the animated film War of the Worlds: Goliath. In 2015, under the banner of his personal publishing imprint Latchkey Press, he released his YA military science fiction novel Birthright – Book I of the Temujin Saga. He is currently writing the official novelization to the upcoming feature film Oceanus and War Machines, the followup to Birthright.
In May 2012, Adam graduated with Honors from Southeastern Community College in West Burlington, Iowa, where he majored in literature, focusing on speculative fiction and mythological texts. (more…)
Alan M. Clark
Alan Marshall Clark is an author and an artist who is best known as the illustrator and book cover painter of many pieces of horror fiction. He was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel for his 2005 book Siren Promised (co-written by Jeremy Robert Johnson).
He has won the World Fantasy Award for his illustrations (“Best Artist 1994”), and he has won many Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists’ Chesley Awards. His book The Paint in My Blood was nominated for the “Best Art Book” for the 2005 Locus Awards. It was also nominated for the 2005 International Horror Guild Award for their “Non-fiction” category. His artwork has been featured on many signed limited editions from Cemetery Dance Publications, Lonely Road Books, Subterranean Press, Earthling Publications, and many other publishers of hardcovers as well as illustrations on the covers and interiors of textbooks, children’s books, paperbacks, magazines and CDs.
He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1979. He owns the publishing company, IFD Publishing (started in 1999). He currently lives in Eugene, Oregon with his wife Melody.
Mr. Clark is listed in the newest edition of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists of the Twentieth Century: A Biographical Dictionary edited by Robert Weinberg, Jane Frank (McFarland & Company, 2009).
Gary & Erin Wickering
Who are this year’s Fan Guests of Honor? Well, they’re the goriest couple in movie riffing that’s who!
Gary Slasher is your typical cleaver wielding psychopath, but was unable to get past the other blood soaked peers in his field and make it on the Big Screen. So he decided to take those Hollywood big-shots down a peg or two, after all – if you can’t join ’em, riff ‘em!
Erin Slasher, a brain devouring zombie with a heart of gold, was happy to tag along and help take on the horror industry that for years has reduced her kind to shuffling, moaning cannon fodder. Together they formed Hor-RIFF-ic Productions.
With all of the spirit of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax Live but with the added stickiness of buckets of blood we tear our more successful brethren to shreds with our sharp wit and sharper tongues. With the supply of fresh brains our only limitation, no horror movie is safe!
Be sure to join the gruesome two-some opening night at Demicon 27 for a live performance, partially scripted by fellow con goers!
Tadao Tomomatsu (aka TNT or Uncle Albert) is a local celebrity within the Los Angeles science fiction community. He is also an actor, comedian, and a general all-around good guy. Really, what other guest of a convention is willing to come in a day early and stay a day late to work as hard at setting up and tearing down a convention as the convention staff.
He was born in Texas on a date which only his parents know for sure, but his age is suspected to be within the range of 25-85. However, he grew up in the Midwest in an area which could boast few Asian heritage inhabitants. As self-defense against being signaled out in a negative way, Tadao developed a quick sense of humor and a wide range of voices. He is truly a man of many voices. Ask him for an impersonation and he may not even know which voice will speak. This ability soon led to his participation in theater productions and the discovery of a love for the field of entertainment. (more…)