The simple truth is without the Creators there would be no Pop Culture. No matter what the human spirit conceives and creates there will always be those who follow and rejoice in those creations; there will always be Fans. TopCon Pop Expo strives to bring to you the finest Artists and Authors in Pop Culture for your Artistic and Reading Pleasure.
- Cameron Kieffer Comics: Cameron Kieffer – The creator of the webcomic “Geek Theory” which has been publishing since 2011. Cameron also specializes in traditional art using various media and produce stylized art based on both licensed and original characters. www.cameronkieffer.com/
- Feliu Press: George Feliu – George writes action packed, addictive fantasy novels that most in the family can read without objections. His works include Guardians of Havenshire a four book Fantasy Series.
- Koiya Creations: H. Elizabeth Brewer – Bright, Fun, and Entertaining.
Koiya Creations strives to create fun, entertaining pieces of art and fan art to brig hten up everybody’s lives in practical and fun ways. Twitter: @Koiya_Creations
- Aunt Steph’s Handmade Gifts: Stepheny Beine – Fun, handmade totes and pouches in a variety of sizes and shapes.
- Configuration Boxes: Derek Neal – Making handmade replicas of the Lament Configuration puzzle box from the Hellraiser films. www.facebook.com/hellboxes
- Dragon Feathers Illustration: Cassie Brown – Offers custom watercolor portraits of pets as superheroes, book characters, movie characters, and others. The choice is up to you! She also offer traditional pet portraits as well. www.instagram.com/dragonfeathrs/
- Otter Illustrating – Is an independent artist, aspiring book illustrator, dabbler of many mediums, and most importantly YOUR custom creator. Have a button, print, MLP OC or mug engraving idea? Stop on by to see what they can do for you! Do you have a dog you’d love to get a drawing of? Submit your photo on their Facebook page for a chance to win a free drawing of your pupper! www.Facebook.com/Otterillustrating
- Laughing Frog Gallery – Creating fun artwork everyday. Whimsical original sculptural design. Slightly twisted humorous characters, spiders and monsters. Custom orders and commissions are accepted.
- Artist Woody Woodward – Creating fantasy based illustrations through digital and traditional media. Selling prints and original art. www.instagram.com/woody_woodward.art/
- Top Tier Figures – Their passion is bringing the Star Trek universe into its most accurate and complete state. They specialize in zombies from all genre, they enjoy making Star Wars figures as well as all super heroes. The more unique the customization the more happy they are to fulfill your wish. They also do toy restorations and enjoy the challenges in doing that. They do facial likenesses so that people can see themselves as any figure they want to be. There is no challenge that they shy from and they enjoy finding unique items to complete commissions. They have also worked on several dioramas and do this on commission based due to size and uniqueness of them. Top Tier Figures is a member of the Art Asylum in Kansas City and work with several local and up and coming artists. Top Tier Figure has an extensive worldwide network of fellow customizers all of which have unique talents from hair installment to packaging to paint jobs. – www.facebook.com/toptierfigures
- Author Brian Peterson – Brian discovered when he was young that he enjoyed writing, but it wasn’t until he was in high school that he realized that he had a gift for drawing readers into his stories. Edgar Allan Poe was an early influence; when he saw the reactions of high school classmates when they read his Poe-like stories, he was hooked on writing fiction. After a TV/Film and writing education at Oral Roberts University, Brian wrote a number of feature-length screenplays; a film short has been produced at this time. With a range that runs from sci-fi to psychological thrillers to comedy, Brian does not feel the constraints of a specific genre. The fun is in the story and the characters. Over time, for your reading enjoyment, keep an eye out for what is WrittenByBWP.
- Nerdy Needle Work – Brooke Steele has been crocheting for a few years and really loves making cute plushies!
She takes orders on things she has made and she is willing to do commissions, just message her about your idea! www.facebook.com/nerdyneedlework
- Artist Michelangelo Rocha – Aspiring Comic Book Artist whose dark sense of humor brings an edge to his creations that will leave you wanting more. Check out his art at: www.facebook.com/MichelangleoRocha
- Warped Visions Art by James – Looks to share his visions with limited edition prints of science fiction and fantasy artwork created with his own hands. In addition one of a kind hand crafted steel and wood sculptures of many different subjects. He also creates etching on plastic or glass sheeting that may be lit up with LED lights. Find Out More At: www.facebook.com/WarpedVisionsArtbyJames/
- Crafter Stephanie Wheeler – Geeky Goodies! A place for practical fanart and crafty stuff with a purpose! Take a gander ad find out how you can look dapper and sport your geeky pride on your way to work, school or even the gym with Hand made: drawstring bags, scrunchies, headbands, neckties, box bags, hand knit gloves.
- Mega Coven Art – Erin Manuel is the artist behind Mega Coven Art which features digitally drawn pop culture and original art. Hailing from Lawrence, Kansas, she credits the TV show Supernatural as big a influence and the drive behind her passion for creating witchy art. Her vivid style infuses celestial fantasy scenes with a bit of realism and familiarity. Check Erin Out At: www.facebook.com/megacovenart
- Artist Joe Worley – He will be offering live caricature portraits as well as a variety of art prints. Check Him Out On Instagram At: www.instagram.com/joeworleyart/
- Pop Sculpture Designs – Specializing in custom figurines, dolls, decor and jewelry from across the pop culture spectrum. Custom orders are accepted! Check Them Out On Facebook: www.facebook.com/popsculpturedesigns/
- Artist Gerome Berry – A Kansas City, Kansas native. His passion to illustrate and develop stories began in early childhood. As a collector of various types of comic books and graphic novels, most of the characters he favored during childhood were predominantly of a different ethnicity. This shaped his idea of creating comics with more diversity. In 2013 he registered GBComics LLC and began self-publishing his first comic series ‘My Time is Now’, dedicating the first book of the series ‘Born To Be Me’ to his late father, Sterling J Stokes, who often reminded him that “You only lose when you quit.”. To date, Gerome has created over 16 books and many posters in hopes of seeing his stories become movies for the world to experience. Check Out His Website At: https://supersoulsista.com
- Coventry Decor – Started making etched glasses because she was tired of only finding her favorite characters on plastic cups. Now she makes Bar Ware for the Grownup Geek. Check Out Her Creations At: www.facebook.com/CoventryDecor/
- Artist Robert Bradley – They are a pair of independent artists operating in the Midwest wanting to make an impact with their original works. Come see their original comics and prints.
- Venture Quest Maps – Venture Quest Maps is a Fantasy Map making business. They make custom Fantasy Maps and sell blank pre-made maps that essentially just need location and town names added. – www.facebook.com/venturequestmaps/
- Artist Kelly Latham – Kelly draws things. She specializes in concept art, story boarding, and comics and is currently looking for new opportunities. – https://instagram.com/sleepyheadkl/
- Team KDGM – Team KGDM Takes fandom to the next level, with high quality original artworks and customized apparel and accessories. –
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