Special Guests

 

MEDIA GUESTS

Eric "Butterbean" Esh

Warrior and TV Personality

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Eric Esch better known by his nickname "Butterbean" is a retired professional boxer, kickboxer, mixed martial artist, and professional wrestler. Butterbean became a professional boxer in 1994 after a successful stint on the Toughman Contest scene and went on to capture the World Athletic Association (WAA) heavyweight and IBA super heavyweight championships, also going the distance against Larry Holmes. From 2003, he regularly fought as a kickboxer and mixed martial artist, notably in K-1 and the Pride Fighting Championships. He's also a talented woodworker and we are excited to have him as a special guest at RobCon!

Jake "The Snake" Roberts

Wrestler and TV Personality

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Jake “The Snake” Roberts needs no introduction to wrestling fans. He has spent his career thrilling audiences with his dark charisma, lightning fast DDT finishing move, and ever present Burmese python, Damian.

Jake’s presence in the ring was dominate, and his influence is far reaching, even being inducted to the WWE Hall of Fame in 2014. And he’s coming RobCon 2020!

George Buza

Actor/ Voice Artist

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George Buza is best known for voicing Beast in the X-Men Animated Series. He also played Turner Edison on Maniac Mansion and had a role on the Red Green Show. He appeared as Chief Jake McKenna multiple times in the TV series Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show. In addition, he portrayed Doubar, the older brother of Sinbad, in The Adventures of Sinbad syndicated TV series, as well as a recurring role on the syndicated Mutant X.

He also made a small appearance as a trucker in 2000's X-Men movie, and a biker in George Romero's Diary of The Dead. He also played Santa, the character that fought Krampus in the horror movie A Christmas Horror Story. But the appearance we're most interested in is his role as Special Guest at RobCon 2020!

Cal Dodd

Voice Artist/Host

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Cal Dodd is a voice actor, singer and host, who is best known for his portrayal of the Marvel Comics character Wolverine in X-Men: The Animated Series and the Marvel vs. Capcom series of video games. Cathal also provided the voice of the hero/villain Random Virus in the BBC series Ace Lightning and was "Slappy" in R.L. Stein's Goosbumps. He also co-hosted the Canadian TV series Circus on CTV with Sherisse Laurence from 1978 to 1983. He's the best there is at what he does, and what he's doing is coming to RobCon 2020, Bub!

Artists

Larry Elmore

Artist

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We are beyond excited to announce that Larry Elmore, the Father of Dungeons and Dragons Artwork will be joining us for Robcon 2020! Larry Elmore is a legend of fantasy artwork. From Everquest, to White Wolf, to Magic the Gathering, to TSR, to Dragonlance and countless more...He has helped to shape our imagination for over 40 years and we are honored to have him with us all weekend!

Jolly Blackburn

Editor/Creator/Cartoonist

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Jolly Blackburn is best known as the creator of the comic strip, Knights of the Dinner Table, a long running series that holds an often humorous mirror up to the world of Tabletop RPGs. The strip first appeared in SHADIS but grew so popular Jolly decided to publish it monthly. He joined Kenzer & Co. in 1996 and has watched the comic grow until it spawned and actual role-playing game based on the games played by the characters in the comics, Hackmaster. Recently revised into a 5th Edition, Hackmaster is joined by the Western-themed Aces & Eights and DAWG, The RPG in taking the gaming world by storm. Hoody-hoo! Jolly is coming to Rob-Con 2020!

Arthur Suydam

Artist

Rob-Con 2020 welcomes Zombie King, Arthur Suydam! (Comics Creator, Writer, Artist – Marvel Zombies, Deadpool, Batman, Army of Darkness). Suydam was honored with the prestigious Spectrum Gold Award for Excellence in Illustration, the San Sebastian Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and numerous fan-site favorite awards across the globe! In a local connection, he contributed the artwork to local filmmaker Tim Alton's Strange Tales From Appalachia. And he's coming to RobCon 2020!

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