MORE GUESTS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!
Dave Dorman, Artist & Creator
Eisner, Inkpot, and Bram Stroker Award-winning Artist and Creator Dave Dorman was voted the #1 Star Wars Artist of All Time by the fans, but his work in all areas of comics, from Captain America to Batman to G.I. Joe, earned him the Lifetime Achievement Award from San Diego Comic-Con.
He is also renowned for his work on Magic: The Gathering, Dungeons & Dragons and other games. Dorman has worked on every licensed property you can name in the fields of sci-fi, fantasy, and horror, but he's most proud of his own series, THE WASTED LANDS, and he will have some exciting announcements to share with fans at CreativeCon regarding his series.
Fun Fact: Dave did the card art for more than 95 Magic the Gathering cards!
Michael Papajohn, Actor & Filmmaker
A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Michael graduated from Vestavia Hills High School in 1983. The Texas Rangers drafted him in 1985, but he chose instead to attend Louisiana State University on a baseball scholarship. He was the starting center-fielder on the first LSU team to go to the College World Series in 1986, and again in 1987.
In 1987, Everybody's All-American (1988) came to shoot in Baton Rouge, and Michael was chosen as Dennis Quaid stunt double for the football scenes. He caught the attention and earned the admiration of Director Taylor Hackford, who encouraged Michael to pursue a career in stunt work.
Michael is most widely known as "The Carjacker" in Spider-Man (2002), whose actions ultimately lead Peter Parker to become Spider-Man. Michael first met director Sam Raimi when he played Kevin Costner's nemesis in For Love of the Game (1999).
Another notable role was as Guard Papajohn in The Longest Yard (2005) for producer Adam Sandler. They met when Michael did all of Adam's stunts in The Waterboy (1998), making the hard hits as Bobby Boucher. In The Longest Yard, things came full circle when Michael had his own stuntman. His more recent roles include Megan Fox’s father in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, as well as working on Terminator Salvation, Land of the Lost, Jonah Hex, Drive Angry: 3D, Thor, Season of the Witch and Green Hornet.
Michael is also a successful producer on the independent film scene. Producing a feature length film in 2001, Rustin, which made the rounds on the festival circuit, garnishing awards and a DVD release. He is currently in development on a few other projects including a one-man show and a couple of feature length films and documentaries.