ZiCon welcomes Dana Snyder

ZiCon welcomes Dana Snyder

ZiConation we are proud to bring to you the Master Shake himself, Dana Snyder. Snyder is an American stand-up comedian, actor, producer, and voice actor well known for his roles in Aqua Teen Hunger Force (2000), Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters (2007) as Master Shake and Gazpacho on the hit Cartoon Network Show Chowder (2007). Snyder provided the voice of Todd and Benny Lee on the G4TV show Code Monkeys, “The Alchemist” on The Venture Bros., and Granny Cuyler on Squidbillies. He also voices Leonard the Koala in The Penguins of Madagascar, plays a teacher named “Mr. Baldwin” on the Disney series Fish Hooks, and also played Alistair in Open Season 3. Snyder provided the voices of Sam as well as Cold Fusion Reactor Dad on the web series Suicide by Side. He narrated the Adult Swim web series Sipes Stories that he co-produced with Andy Sipes. He has starred on Adventure Time as the Ancient Sleeping Magi of Life Giving from the episode “Little Dude”; in the fifth season. He played the voice of Belcitane within the White Knight Chronicles, and the White Knight Chronicles II. He also shows up in the web series “Bravest Warriors” in season 2 episode 6. He voices the recurring character McSweats in the Disney XD animated series Pickle and Peanut. He currently plays Dr. Colosso on Nickelodeon’s comedy The Thundermans as well as Graballa the Hutt on the Disney XD animated series Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures.

ZiCon welcomes some incredible Cosplay Talents

ZiCon welcomes some incredible Cosplay Talents

ZiCon is happy to announce our cosplay special guests for this years show! Lily & Tefy, Jason Cosplay,  Torii Gamboa, & Luna Valley Cosplay! We're very proud to be having these incredible cosplay artists at the event and for them to be sharing their craft with you, the ZiConation!

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ZiCon welcomes Kerrigan Mahan

ZiCon welcomes Kerrigan Mahan

Kerrigan Mahan is three generations Hollywood. As an actor, he’s appeared in numerous television shows, commercials, and movies. He produced and directed the critically acclaimed one-man show, “Matty, an Evening with Christy Mathewson,” with well received runs at The Two Roads Theater in Studio City and The Lambs, off-Broadway.

Mahan recently directed the travel show, “California Highway 1 Discovery Route On the Road with Jo,” which can be viewed on You Tube. 

Mahan has two feature length screenplays in development, an original coming-of-age racing drama, “Chasing Valentino,” and a Depression era family film, “Screenland,” adapted from the book, The Boy Who Looked Like Shirley Temple, by his late father, Bill Mahan. He has also created and written an original series, entitled “The Bangors,” with Adam West set to star, the original Batman and currently, Mayor West on “The Family Guy.”

Mahan’s on-camera career includes dozens of television shows and movies, most recently playing the EVANGELIST in the film, “Angels in Stardust,” starring Alicia Silverstone, Billy Burke and AJ Michalka.

As a voice over performer, Mahan has been heard on hundreds of radio and television commercials and has narrated numerous television shows, industrials, and documentaries. He has voiced dozens of promos and trailers, and had a lucrative career in ADR, looping over a thousand TV shows and movies. He’s been the Mafioso on the phone, the voice replacement for the hardened cop, the menacing heavy breather, and the nut case in the asylum. He’s been strangled, chased, trampled, slugged, stabbed, shot, and set on fire... and that’s all before lunch.

In live action, his most famous and sustaining role to date was the ever popular and fearsome, original evil space alien, GOLDAR, of the hugely-famed, “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” series, and “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie.” He also voiced the dark and tortured anti-hero, MAGNA DEFENDER, in “Power Rangers, Lost Galaxy.” He also voiced JEB, the talking dog on the series, “VR Troopers.”

He was the GREMLIN in the TV series “Seven Days,” the FUNWORLD PATROLMAN and SECURITY GUARD in the movie, “Bebe’s Kids,” the desperate and dying, TROY LARSON in “Supernova” and the GAY PENGUIN in Dr. Doolittle. He was the gruff, no nonsense voice of the black Ford 150 pick-up truck, ATTACK BEAST on the television series, “Team Knight Rider,” and the out-spoken political radio shock jock, P.J. HAWKS, in “The District.”

In the animation world, Mahan recurred as the calculating, evil powerhouse, EDWIN ALVA, on the series, “Static Shock,” and played multiple characters on the home video release, “Ultimate Avengers.” He has guest starred on “Family Guy,” “Scooby Doo,” “Batman Beyond,” “Fantastic 4,” “Alvin and the Chipmunks,” “As Told By Ginger,” “I Am Weasel,” “The Angry Beavers,” “Dilbert,” and “God, the Devil and Bob.”

Mahan was one of the pioneers with the resurgence of anime in the mid-80s, voicing the incorrigible flirt, PRIVATE SEAN PHILLIPS, in the series, “Robotech,” the ever intimidating, REI GINSEI, in “Vampire Hunter D,” the scrubbed and wholesome do-gooder, KIMBALL KINNISON, in “The Lensman,” the relaxed and self-assured, RINGO, in ”Technoman,” the frightfully menacing PABLO in “The Professional,” and the coolest of cool, BUNTA, in the series, “Initial D” in stores on DVD.

Mahan currently lives in Morro Bay, California with his wife, Melanie, their tuxedo cat, Presley, their wild, zany-smart blond wolf dog, Keogh, and that crazier than crazy character Great Dane, Mia. When not walking these wildebeests, he can be found spending most of his time these days, writing, directing and doing VO jobs out of his home studio.

ZiCon Welcomes Kyle Hebert

ZiCon Welcomes Kyle Hebert

Kyle Hebert is a Los Angeles-based anime and video game voice actor whose credits include Wreck-It Ralph/Street Fighter (Ryu), Naruto (Kiba), Bleach (Aizen, Ganju), League of Legends (Ezreal, Jarvan, and Graves) and Gurren Lagann (Kamina). He is best known as the Narrator and Adult Gohan from the Funimation dub of Dragonball Z, and is currently heard on Dragonball Super on Cartoon Network.  Other fan faves include Blue Exorcist (Bon Suguro), Fire Emblem Awakening (Frederick, Validar), Fullmetal Alchemist (Vato Falman), Tales of Symphonia (Richter Abend) and Star Ocean (Dias, Arumat, Crow). Kyle can also be heard in numerous popular shows and games, such as Pokemon (Professor Oak in “Origins”), Digimon (Ballistamon and Dorulumon in “Fusion”), Sonic (Big the Cat in “Colors”), Final Fantasy (Nimbus in “Type-0”), World of Warcraft (Algalon the Observer in “Lich King”, Skylanders, Devil May Cry, Dynasty Warriors, Soul Calibur and Resident Evil. He is also the promo voice of filmmaker, Kevin Smith's Smodcast podcasts. For more info, visit www.kylehebert.com

ZiCon welcomes Steve Cardenas

ZiCon welcomes Steve Cardenas

Steve Cardenas is an American martial artist, musician, and actor. Cardenas is best known for playing Rocky DeSantos, which was the second Red Power Ranger in Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers and eventually became the Blue Zeo Ranger in Power Rangers Zeo, two seasons later. A former Texan who was born in San Antonio, we love to welcome him back home to Texas!

ZiCon welcomes Olivia Olson

ZiCon welcomes Olivia Olson

An American actress and singer-songwriter, known for her role as Joanna singing "All I Want for Christmas Is You" in Love Actually (2003) and for her voice roles as Vanessa Doofenshmirtz in Phineas and Ferb and Marceline the Vampire Queen in Adventure Time. Olson is also a writer, contributing a section to the best-seller Adventure Time Encyclopedia and an upcoming book for Cartoon Network. Olson has appeared as a singer and actress on television shows and in live theatre, including Comedy Central Stage, the HBO Theater, The Fake Gallery, and the Disney Channel.

ZiCon welcomes Eric Stuart

ZiCon welcomes Eric Stuart

An incredible talent who has been active for over 10 years, Eric Stuart has voiced such iconic characters from Brock and James from Pokemon to Seto Kaiba from Yu-Gi-Oh!! On top of being a top-notch Voice Actor, Eric also finds the time to strap on his guitar and play/sing with his band, the Eric Stuart Band. According to Eric’s Wikipedia page, his band has opened for such acts as Peter Frampton (1999, 2000), Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band (1997), Lynyrd Skynyrd (1997), Jethro Tull (1997), Julian Cope (1995), Hall & Oates (1997, 1998), and Chicago (1995, 1997, 1998). Peter Frampton even produced his album Blue, Dressed in Black. Eric Stuart is truly an amazing talent and are so proud to present him to you, the ZiCon family.