Actress and Director
Amanda Bearse is an actress and director best known for her role as neighbor Marcy D'Arcy on the Fox sitcom Married... with Children and for her performance in the 1985 horror film Fright Night where she played Amy Peterson. An experienced Director, Amanda has worked on episodes of TV shows like Married... With Children, The Jamie Foxx Show, Dharma and Greg, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and MADtv. Amanda is a super guest, and we cannot wait to welcome her to RobCon 2022!
Jake "The Snake" Roberts
Wrestler and TV Personality
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 dominant, and his influence is far reaching, even being inducted to the WWE Hall of Fame in 2014. And he’s coming RobCon 2022!
Charles Vess is primarily a fantasy and comics artist who has specialized in the illustration of myths and fairy tales. His career includes covers and illustrations for Spider-Man, Stephen Spielberg's Hook, and Swamp Thing.
His collaborations with author Neil Gaiman have produced works such as the Books of Magic and Sandman, as well as the award- winning novel Stardust. His Green Man Press has published a series of comics under the name The Book of Ballads and Songs with contributions from Gaiman and others such as Jeff Smith, Emma Bull and Charles de Lint. He's also a great guy and a long time friend and we're very excited to welcome him, once again RobCon 2022!
Artist and Illustrator
Larry Elmore,the father of Dungeons and Dragons artwork will be joining us for Robcon 2022! 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! Robcon 2022 is September 3-4th in Abingdon, Virginia!
Eric "Butterbean" Esh
Warrior and TV Personality
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!
Chelsea Lowe is a freelance designer and illustrator. Her work has been featured in art exhibits in both the United States and the UK. She been published in various officially-licensed art books, including the upcoming Alien: 40 Years 40 Artists. More recently, she worked with Disney and 20th Century Fox to create illustrated posters for Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, Ad Astra,Toy Story 4 and Dark Phoenix. She is a versatile and talented artist and we have been honored to watch her career bloom! Chelsea also is the mind behind the ROBCON 2022 art that will be on the shirts for this year!
Bob McLeod is a prolific comic book artist/illustrator. His career in comic books began in theproduction department of Marvel in 1973. He's best known for co-creating The New Mutants at Marvel, but has worked on some major projects with DC Comics as well, including inking Superman: The Man of Steel, and the “Dark Night Over Metropolis” story arc of Action Comics. And we're very excited to have him as our special guest at RobCon 2022!
Wrestler and Podcast personality
From the squared circle to Rob-Con 2022 comes Wolfie D! Fans know he's wrestled in the WWF, ECW and TNA. Based in Nashville, Wolfie D founded the Wolfie D's House of Champions to train the next generation, but he still answers the call of the ring even today, most recently as Slash at Slammiversary. But whether you know him as the Lycan Assassin or one of the Disciples of Synn, you can meet Wolfie D at Rob-Con 2022!
Gregbo Watson is a digital artist and illustrator with a twisted imagination and dark sense of humor. Both of which are mirrored in his art and illustration style. His work is heavily influenced by the many ghostly legends and southern folktales he was raised on during his childhood. Spooky stories filled with offbeat characters, wicked witches, ghosts and goblins fascinated his imagination. He has worked on projects for Upper Deck, Zenescope, & Marvel. He also does commissions and works on freelance projects from his studio in Easley, SC.
artist and illustrator
Pat Cronin's career has made him a familiar face for millions. From Splash to Home Improvement, Rocky V to Days of Our Lives, Star Trek: The Next Generation to Dr. Giggles, Pat's been in some of the most famous tv shows, movies and plays in the last few decades. And he still had time to teach at ETSU. Pat will be hosting a panel, telling stories from his varied career as one of the most prolific actors in our area, and we are very excited to welcome him to RobCon 2022!
Patricia Gilliam is the author of The Hannaria Series (sci-fi) and Heroes of Corvus (urban fantasy/superhero). She is also a contributor to several anthologies and the creator of Seriescraft 101 character and world-building resources. Along with many global writers, artists, musicians, and other creatives, a collection of her works will be included in three lunar time capsules (Intuitive Machine's Nova-C, Astrobiotic's Peregrine, and Astrobiotic's Griffin landers) through Writers on the Moon and The Lunar Codex archives in 2022 and 2023. Join us in welcoming her back to ROBCON!
Serina Marshall has spilled words across the writing spectrum. From newspapers to magazines, to anthologies, to speeches and blogs; she puts ink to her thoughts. Born and raised in the foothills of East Tennessee. Serina views every day as an adventure and every experience as a story! She will have copies of her works available including her newest book HANDPICKED!
Actor and Artist
Matthew’s Bio Matthew Atchley, like most superheroes of lore, has a dual identity! He’s an actor and artist known for his intricately hand drawn artwork and ever growing list of acting credits. His art subjects span across all fandoms and forms of pop culture including characters from popular TV, film, comics, and more.