Media Guests



Gemma Whelan

Gemma Whelan

Gemma is an English actress and comedian best known for playing Yara Greyjoy in the HBO fantasy-drama series Game of Thrones. In addition to being an actress and comedian, Whelan is also a professional dancer and is highly skilled in the tap and jazz dance styles. She is a member of the dance troupe The Beaux Belles, who are based in London. She is also trained in musical theatre and has a mezzo-soprano singing voice. Whelan can speak conversational Spanish. She currently lives in London.




Miltos Yerolemou

Miltos Yerolemou

Miltos Yerolemou has a number of theatrical and television appearances to his name, most notably in the British comedy series "Absolutely Fabulous", "Black Books" and "My Family". In "Game of Thrones", Yerolemou played Syrio Forel. In addition, Miltos is a master swordsman!




Finn Jones

Finn Jones

Finn Jones is an English actor, best known for his role as Ser Loras Tyrell, The Knight of Flowers, in the HBO series "Game of Thrones". In addition, Jones also played Santiago Jones in the Doctor Who spin-off "The Sarah Jane Adventures", and he is also a DJ!




Daniel Portman

Daniel Portman

Daniel Portman is a Scottish actor. He is best known for his role as Podrick Payne in the HBO series "Game of Thrones". His first acting experience was in the movie, "Outcast", and followed with a role on a popular Scottish soap opera, "River City", before joining "Game of Thrones"!




Josef Altin

Josef Altin

Josef Altin is an English TV series and film actor who has the role of Pypar in the HBO fantasy TV series Game of Thrones. Other notable performances is his role as Ekrem in Eastern Promises and his roles in The Bill, Peep Show and Casualty. He starred in D.C. Moore's hit play The Empire at the Royal Court Theatre in London.




William Forsythe

William Forsythe

William Forsythe he has appeared in many films such as the deformed mobster Flattop in Dick Tracy starring Warren Beatty, and as crime racket leaders such as Richie Madano in the 1991 Steven Seagal film, Out for Justice. He also portrayed organized crime figure Sammy "The Bull" Gravano in the HBO telefilm Gotti and Ronnie in Rob Zombie's 2007 remake of Halloween. He portrayed serial killer John Wayne Gacy in Dear Mr. Gacy, a film adaptation of The Last Victim, the memoirs of Jason Moss, a college student who corresponded with Gacy his last year on death row. On Television he played Manny Horvitz, a Philadelphia mobster, in the second and third seasons of Boardwalk Empire.




Sam Jones

Sam Jones

Actor Sam Jones made his screen debut in Blake Edwards' comedy film 10 (1979). In 1980, he was cast in the iconic role of Flash Gordon in the cult classic of the same name, Flash Gordon (1980). A solid acting career in mostly television roles followed. Jones came back to moviegoers attention, making a cameo as a version of himself in the comedy film Ted (2012). He is currently reprising his role in the sequel Ted 2.




Richard Horvitz

Richard Horvitz

Fans of animation will recognize Richard Horvitz as the voice of many iconic characters, including INVADER ZIM, Billy from THE GRIM ADVENTURES OF BILLY AND MANDY, Daggett from THE ANGRY BEAVERS and Alpha 5 from the original MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS. In addition to Richard's animation work, gamers will recognize him from his many video game roles in such classics as PSYCHONAUTS (RAZ), RATCHET AND CLANK series (Zoni, Pollyx ,Zurgo) DESTROY ALL HUMANS (Orthopox) and SKYLANDERS(Kaos) to name a few. Richard began his acting career on camera and many may recall his role as Alan Eakian in Paramount Pictures 1980's cult classic SUMMER SCHOOL.




Rikki Simons

Rikki Simons

Rikki Simons is a voice actor, writer, and artist. He is most famous for being the voice of the robot in a dog suit, GIR from Invader ZIM. As an artist and writer he is known for science fantasy books novels such as Hitherto a Lion, Ranklechick and His Three Legged Cat, Super Information Hijinks: Reality Check!, and the multi volume ShutterBox fantasy series, which he co-created with his wife, Tavisha-Wolfgarth-Simons. He is also been a background painter in animation, most noted for his color design on Invader ZIM. You can find his books for sale at www.tavicat.com and read his blog at www.rhumbaghost.com.




Queen of the Paranormal

Queen of the Paranormal

Learn more at www.queenoftheparanormal.com.




Cosplay Guests



Destiny Nickelsen

Destiny Nickelsen

Destiny is a world renowned cosplayer most well-known for her iconic Harley Quinn costume from Injustice: Gods Among Us. She was raised on classic sci-fi movies, anime, and fantasy, and has been gaming since she could hold a controller.

Her mother taught her how to sew at age 6 and she was instantly hooked, beginning a lifetime of costume building and crafting influenced by the things she loves most. She has been costuming at conventions since 2003, and has made a name for herself in the community where she is now well known. She has been invited to conventions across the country and Canada. She has competed in craftsmanship contests and has won various awards at the Expert level. She makes all her own props, costumes, and accessories and aims for costume accuracy above all else. She hopes through her love of the craft, enthusiasm, and hard work, she will inspire and be a good role model to others.

She loves the challenges that cosplay presents, and the skills it requires, and feels that with each new costume she grows as an artist.

In her spare time, if she isn't gaming, Destiny loves to cook and bake; food is one of her passions. She is also a huge animal lover and enjoys caring for her cats, dog, and various reptiles.

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Miggy Jagger

Miggy Jagger

This #Cosfamous Hero of Cosplay will be making his first trek to the Granite State for this year's show. Miggy has traveled the country, competing in various costume contests, whether it's on his own or for the Syfy, Heroes of Cosplay. He'll be also dueling players in Yugioh in the gaming area, so be sure to seek him out!

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Gina B Cosplay
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Gina B. Cosplay

Gina B has been cosplaying since 2004, but has been hitting the scene hard since 2012, with costumes ranging across anime, video games, comics, and pop culture, though is most known for her Velma cosplay. She makes all her own costumes, props and armor. With a degree in Japanese translation, she's got that triple threat of brains, beauty and cosplay skill!


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Abby Fellows
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Abby Fellows
Abby is 1/3rd of Human Sushi Cosplay, a multi-time craftsmanship and presentation winner at Anime Boston (including Best in Show in 2012), as well as having won craftsmanship and presentation awards at Connecticon, Ohayocon, and Portcon, returning to judge in her 5th year for this year's costume contest!

Check them out on Facebook:
www.facebook.com/humansushicosplay




Danielle Beaulieu
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Danielle Beaulieu
Danielle Beaulieu is a cosplayer from the Boston area who has gained her recognition mainly from her League of Legends cosplays, although she creates costumes from all kinds of fandoms. She has been seen on the official League of Legends website, has been featured multiple times in the Summoners Showcase, and has been on Riot's stage for her work multiple times. She's also won several contests, including best in show at Hartford Comic Con. Danielle will be judging this year's costume contest for the first time!

Check out her work on Facebook:
www.facebook.com/Daniellecosplay




Syagria Cosplay
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Syagria Cosplay
Syagria is joining the judging panel for Granite State Comic Con once again! She's been an active cosplayer in New England for about 5 years, enjoying conventions such as Anime Boston, Boston Comic Con, Connecticon, Dragon*Con, and, of course, Granite State Comic Con, where she won best in show in 2011!

Check out her work on Facebook:
www.facebook.com/SyagriaCosplay




Lindsay Aries
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Lindsay Aries
Lindsay "Leeleethebunny" Aries has been cosplaying the last 12 years primarily from video games and comic books. Lindsay works as a Community Consultant for S2 Games making cosplay a bigger priority for big video gaming companies and a professional promotional model for gaming companies making and wearing costumes to PAX East, PAX Prime and E3 for gaming companies. She strives to constantly push for the importance of equality in gaming. Lindsay's full time job is as a writer and creative producer at Asmadi Games, a tabletop company in the Boston area, so gaming literally is 100% of her life. She has made over 200 costumes and been to over 200 shows.

Lindsay has two bachelor's degrees in Microbiology and Creative Writing and is known for running the "Molding and Casting for Beginners" panel at conventions all up and down the east coast and now PAX Prime as well!