FANDEMONIUM 2017

April 14-16th 2017 | Wyndham Garden Boise Airport Hotel
3300 S. Vista Ave. Boise, ID 83705 | (208) 343-4900

Idaho's Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Anime, Gaming, Horror, Comics Expo

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Each year Fandemonium strives to bring you the most amazing, the wildest, the weirdest, the strangest, the most interesting and unique guests ever seen at a fan convention in Idaho or anywhere else for that matter. Our guest line up always crosses the boundaries between genres, indie.cultures, alt.cultures, and all realms of Fandom. It stretches the very limitations of human imagination and wonder that we can fit such an amazing menagerie of of unimaginable individuals and groups within one wondrous event.

---'It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice.'

 Fandemonium 2015 Honored Guests
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Adrian Ropp
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Cartoonist and Story Artist Guest

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Cartoonist and Story Artist Adrian Ropp has worked in both film and video games for the past 21 years. He served as a storyboard artist on the theatrical animated musical, The Princess and the Pea, supervising director and writer for the direct-to-video animated series “Pig Tales”, and animation director and story artist for the live action/animated film, The Velveteen Rabbit.

Since 2008, Adrian has worked at Disney Interactive, where his video game cinematic and writing credits include Bolt, Toy Story 3 and Cars 2. Most recently he has served as a Senior Story Artist on Disney Infinity, creating new stories for  Monsters University, Cars, Mickey Mouse, The Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy and Star Wars. He has contributed content to comic book publisher Aw Yeah! Comics and is the creator of the webcomic, "Chim Chum and the Portly Samurai."

A native of Blackfoot, Idaho, Adrian now lives in the Salt Lake Valley. Among his many influences are Carl Barks’ Uncle Scrooge, Sergio Aragones’ Groo the Wanderer, Walt Kelly’s Pogo, the animated films of Walt Disney, Jeff Smith’s Bone, and the writings of C. S. Lewis and Charles Dickens.
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Animatics

Animatics
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Fan Club Guest

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Do you like conventions? Cosplay? General nerdiness? Then Animatics might be the place for you! This once a month club is like tidbits of a conventions each meet. You'll find such events as: cosplay workshop, art day, holiday parties, community BBQ / potluck, game day, discussion sessions, and sometimes even guests of honors. We also have some friendly competition events like our cosplay contest, improvisation skits, and an unconventional Olympic event. The club is held on the second Sunday of each month from 7pm till 9pm at a great locally owned bookstore called Rediscovered Books. All ages are welcome with the bulk of attendees being teenagers to adults. The best part is the club is free!
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COO-Interactive Entertainment

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Interactive Entertainment Media Guest
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The founders of COO-IE originally formed one of Idaho’s first anime clubs in the mid 1990’s, when they became involved with running events and showing original films they had created at anime conventions throughout the Pacific Northwest. Before long, it was clear they had evolved from a club into a performance group focused on pushing the limits of audience interactivity in events at a wide variety of fan convention. In addition to running live events at conventions, COO-Interactive Entertainment also produces videos, publishes books and comics, offers consulting services and operates an in-house video game development studio.
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Dragon Lens Studios

Dragon Lens Studios
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Independent Game Developer Guest

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We are a locally founded Game Studio in Boise, Idaho. Our motto is:  Bringing retro qualities to new games! Our company is all about bringing passion and nostalgia back into gaming! We strive to bring a monumental change in the game industry. We embody the pure belief that games should be made for the people who want to immerse themselves in a new world, a new universe full of endless possibilities! A world where they can fully express their inner desires and develop deep connections to characters, the story, and the world. Here at Dragon Lens Studios, we feel that the modern era of gaming has really taken a step in the wrong direction, away from the nostalgic games of our past. We want to implement the feeling of embracing a new universe, a new realm, and bring that deep emotional connection with the characters and story back. That is what new games are missing nowadays and that is our journey, our quest, our goal. So embark on this journey with us! Accept the quest to create this new generation of gaming. Together we can complete this quest!
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Gem State Costumers
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Costumer Guests

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We are a group of costume enthusiasts who wish to better our costuming skills on an international level. We are located in primarily Boise, Idaho, but easily include interested members all over the Treasure Valley.  Of course, anyone in Idaho with a love for costumes is welcome!

The Gem State Costumers chapter of the International Costumer’s Guild was founded in January of 2014.  Spearheaded by Tangl, the chapter has quickly grown in size and influence.

Our goal is to bring the International Costumer’s Guild standards to the larger events in Idaho and give contestants the opportunity to showcase their work on a much larger scale.  We also encourage costuming of all types, be it established characters, original characters, forces of nature, non-humanoids, and even costumes embodying a concept or feeling!  Let your imagination run wild and see what you can dream up. We also host educational workshops though out the year to help spread the vast costuming knowledge of our group.
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Idahos Michael Myers Robert Lamothe
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Idahos Michael Myers
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Cosplayer Guest of Honor


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Idahos Michael Myers fell into our nightmares in 2007 with the coming of Rob Zombies " Halloween"  as this was when he started his long horror cosplay career. His appearance and demeanor has changed more and more as he studies into the psychology of the character. He has sliced his way into the local convention scene and become a much loved character by many cosplayers in Idaho.
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Idaho Smash
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Video Game Guests

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"Ever since the release of Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo 64 in 1999, it has become a popular party game, meant to be played with your friends and family. Until the release of Super Smash Bros. Melee for the Nintendo Gamecube, players around the world have changed the way Smash is played. With numerous tournaments across the globe, competitive Smash is established in Boise in the year 2006.

As a community, we foster the family friendly game play and the competitive spirit of Smash for everyone to enjoy. From the fast paced and competitive Melee to the calm and balanced Smash 4, we regularly host multiple meetups and tournaments monthly and weekly. In such a competitive community, it's natural to establish an internal power ranking system to compete and prove yourself to be the better player amongst others in the community.

Trying to make a dent in the larger Smash community, we travel to several out-of-state events such as Evolution, to compete and grow a good name for ourselves within this enormous competitive culture."
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Lori White
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Webcomic Guest

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Lori is a webcomic artist and a professional animator.
 
Born in Newfoundland, Canada, Lori always had a passion for the arts which lead her to complete a BFA in Acting and study theatre in London, England as well as another Diploma in Animation from Algonquin College. 
 
Currently she's animating on a new Netflix television show "F is for Family" which is due to be released in the fall and will be working on a brand new Nickelodeon show that we can't talk about yet (shhhhh) afterwards. While her full time job keeps her pretty busy, she still somehow finds the sanity to work on the bl webcomic Gilded Cage with her good friend Dee, their brain child that spawned from many hours of writing. Plus occasionally doing some penciling and inking for Blind Ferret Productions and their webcomics.
 
She is pumped to be at Fandemonium again this year!

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Professor 'Scot Violette' Algernon

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Steampunk Magician


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::: Professor Algernon the World Renowned Steampunk Magician to Perform :::

Bringing Steampunk entertainment to Fandemonium at the Grove Hotel in Boise, Idaho

Professor Algernon, a magician with an international fan base, will be bringing his Steampunk “World of Oddities and Wonders” to Fandemonium 2014.  Along with his magical troupe  - a gypsy princess, dwarf engineer, and a human fairy - the Professor will take his audience on a whirlwind tour through time and space, astounding and amazing his audience with full-stage illusions and tickling their funny bones with clean, family-friendly humor.

Professor Algernon (AKA Scot Violette), has been performing magic for 30 years. He became involved in the Steampunk movement two years ago and combined it with his love of illusion. Scot has studied natural biology, history, theater and anthropology. The resultant combination has allowed him to craft a show that is a Steampunk masterpiece. As an accomplished inventor and craftsman, he makes all of his own props. The show is a guided tour through time and space during which the Professor will present you with his found treasures and scientific discoveries. This is not your average magic show; this is a theatrical presentation wrapped in illusion. The Professor's guiding philosophy is "If less is more, then nothing is everything." You will love following the Professor on his search for nothing.

                                                    “Oh, and did I mention the shenanigans……”
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Red Zone Fandom - Tim & Kim Boothby

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Cosplay Photography Guest

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Tim & Kim Boothby of Red Zone Fandom believe in supporting the fan community through photography. They find it rewarding to help people showcase their creativity and believe that showing people that there is a strong fan community in Idaho will encourage more to join in the fun. They are founding members of Red Zone Fandom (including Red Zone Fan Photography) and the Fantasy Artists, Role-Players & Writers Guild. Through the Red Zone and Guild they support the fans of Anime, Cosplay, Fantasy, Furs, Gamers, Sci-Fi, Steampunk among a wide span of fan genres. They work to publicize and feature content and activities local to the great state of Idaho, where Fandom needs more voices. The Red Zone operates photo rooms at many local conventions, taking digital photographs at no charge and make them available to the models online. Yes, you read that correctly, no charge to the fans.
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Sarah 'Moku' Patel

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Illustrator and Anthropomorphic Artist Guest

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 A long time ago the world quaked as the awesomeness of Mokusei Kaze erupted into the world many decades ago.  She is mainly known for her artistic depictions of the mysterious worlds spinning around in her head meat.  When she is not working on commissions, tumbling answers about her characters, battling off the deadly plague of monotony and ironing out comics she relaxes with cat herding, electronic audio-visual adventuring, and cracking into the Necronomicon, Despite secretly being a devious super villain always plotting out the demise and suffering of beloved characters, she actually rather likes interacting with people of all sorts.  So despite all rumors you may have heard, which I assure you are all true... especially the ones involving cemeteries at midnight... she is actually one of the finest stranger than others you will get the chance to meet.

Mokusei Kaze (or Moku for short) has been an artist in the furry fandom for over five years, but has been an anthropomorphic artist for well over ten.  She graduated from Boise State University in 2014 with a Bachelors Degree in Illustration and Fine Arts. She is currently working on a number of comics, (one will be a free webcomic with steampunk ad furry theme, a collaborative comic with an ongoing story arch for publication through Osiris Press, and a couple of short single run adult furry comics).  Moku decided to become an artist within the fandom because she has always loved anthropomorphic imagery and the fandom also allows a level of freedom in art not found in other art circles.
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Sawtooth Renaissance Players

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Renaissance Reenactor Guest

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The Sawtooth Renaissance players, based in southwestern Idaho, became an official entity in 2013. Our mission? To explore the culture, practices, and pastimes of people in the Medieval and Renaissance eras while attending local and out-of-state faires. Some of us have decades of experience, and others only a little. We have a sword fighting troupe led by Adam Edminston that practices to achieve great live steel swashbuckling (and a few quarterstaff fighters!), a handful of musicians, actors, and reenactors, kids, adults, and everything in between. All of us, however, have the shared passion in jumping into another time and place.
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SketchRATS
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Art Group Guest of Honor


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Back in the day, "The Sketch Rats" started as a group of Illustration students from BSU that would hang out in coffee shops and the mall sketching and drawing people in the area. Then one day, one of the rodents spoke up and said, "We are not mice! We can be so much more." And that is when they transformed from a ragtag group of little illustration students into an illustration collaboration group where we help promote ourselves and encourage other illustrators to shoot for the stars. We are currently working on creating and bringing to light our personal comics and various illustrations. Sketch Rats is also working on becoming a spring board for us to help promote our artwork and to network with clients, fans and other artists.
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Horror Guest of Honor

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A trio of men, destined to make you think twice about your place in life. Hermit, nothing is known of him except his intentions to blacken your soul. Anigma, reanimated, and brought back from hell. Dr. Fangor, the supposed creator of this rag tag trio. Together they are a barber shop trio of enlightenment and disenchantment all the same!

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DJ WendyBird

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Guest Judges
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Kim Boothby
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Plushie Costume Contest Judge Guest
 Kim Boothby has a wide range of interests and skills, ranging from cooking and welding to sewing and painting in the Norwegian Rosmaling style (Rogaland, not Telemark style) and finds time for photography as well. She has everything but that elusive thing called free time. She has won contests in cooking and photography and has judged Fandemonium’s  Plushy Contest since its first year.
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Kitty Waite

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Pro Costuming Guest Judge
Kitty was one of the founding members of Idaho's first premier professional Cosplay group Ichidan. She has crafted over 500 costumes 200+ of which were for major theatrical style performances. Kitty has been Cosplaying since 1997 and competing in Cosplay competitions since 2002.

Her Cosplay career has taken her all over the United States as well as to Canada. Where she has both won major awards including multiple best in show as well as performed in over 30 major theatrical style performances. She often volunteers for charity fund raisers while in costume when the opportunity presents itself.

She has hosted numerous tutorial classes at both local and regional fan conventions, on sewing, wig sculpting, makeup, Crossplay, costuming on a budget, Cosplay 101, advanced Cosplay, and many more. 

She has been judging Cosplays at the professional level since 2012 and strives to take a fair and balanced approach to her judging style, taking into account all aspects of the costume construction, ingenuity and the entire design process.

Kitty is also a founding member of the Gem State Costumers branch in Boise.
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Jen Miriel West

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Pro Costuming Judge Guest
Jen Miriel West has had an obsession with Halloween and dressing up since she was very small. As a tall woman, her mother resorted to making her own clothes. When her daughter inherited her height, she also needed to have the seamstress skill. Jen then took the knowledge and ran off in weird directions with it. Her first movie costume was Batman Returns-era Catwoman in 1994, and her first anime costume was Sailor Moon in 1999. She started attending cons in 2001 and has since competed in costume competitions all over the United States and taken many awards, including a few Best in Show. She makes the vast majority of her own props and accessories. She has done professional cosplay work since 2003. She regularly gives costuming panels and instructional lectures locally, and has begun judging a range of costume contests. Jen is currently a founding officer of the Gem State Costumers branch in Boise.
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Sarah Talbert

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Pro Costuming Judge
Sarah Talbert started cosplaying in 2003 as Tohru Honda from Fruits Basket. She later won her first award in 2005 for her Anbu Sakura from Naruto. She was later recruited to be apart of theater productions in cosplay. She has had several different job experiences within this group ranging from light board operator to directing. This experience helped to create the cosplayer she is today. Cosplay is like Sculpture to her, taking a 2D object and transforming it into a 3D costume. She makes most of her own props and accessories or greatly alters existing piece for her costumes. She is most know for her Evening Gown dress Sakura from Tsubasa, which has taken several awards. She is also one of the founding members of the Gem State Costumers.
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Tanglwyst de Holloway

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Pro Costuming Master of Ceremonies
Tanglwyst de Holloway literally wrote the book on Surviving Your Own Creativity. She has been Costuming since 1988, during which time she has done everything ranging from early Greece to Bleach, wigs to shoes, and has over 80 panels to prove it. Her research into the elusive clothing of 16th C. Hungarian women's fashion dominated her years in the SCA, and has prompted a dissertation on Clothing Evolution, pre-1600. She has judged costumes, accessories, and props all over the country as a volunteer for 25 years before going pro. She is currently Correspondence Secretary for the International Costumers Guild, and helped found the Gem State Costumers branch in Boise, Idaho.
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Tim Boothby

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Short Story Contest Guest Judge
Tim Boothby believes that reading is one of the most essential skills in life, if you can read how to do something then there’s a good chance you can do it too! He’s written (for fun and sometimes profit) everything from hard news stories, fantasy, science fiction, role playing adventures and odd an occasionally disturbing reminiscences of equally disturbing events in his own life and is judging Fandemonium’s writing contest for his third year.

 

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Fandemonium is the first and longest running multi-genre fan convention in the State of Idaho. We are centrally located in the Inter-mountain Northwest, and draw an eclectic and energetic crowd from the surrounding regions. 

Fandemonium is a very personal and friendly convention: a great place to build your fan base, or strengthen an existing one. We have a long-standing tradition of welcoming guests both new and old alike, and believe the Past, Present & Future of Fans should be celebrated together.

Many have used Fandemonium as a jumping off point for their convention guest experience, or for the revitalization of a previously existing one. Our friendly & forgiving atmosphere has always focused on the experimental, quirky & fun, and it is a great place to try out new event and panel ideas with a far greater degree of flexibility than you may find at most other events.

We are a small convention with the ability to shine a spotlight on you. Larger conventions may include you as one of many guests, which is never the kind of experience we want you to have at Fandemonium. When you are here, we want you to feel like you are part of the Fandom-ly.

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