Guest List 2019


Thank you to all our guests for making our Fandomcon a great day!!


Janet Ivey has been recognized for her work on the Nashville Public Television children's series Janet's Planet, an interstitial series she helped create. She is the recipient of 12 Regional Emmy Awards, 5 Gracie Allen Awards, and a STEM Florida Award for her children’s series, Janet’s Planet airs on 140 public television stations nationwide. Recently, Janet Assumed the role of President of Explore Mars, Inc. an organization whose mission is human exploration of Mars.


Kate My Breath Away Cosplay is a New Jersey based cosplayer who recently transplanted to East Tennessee. Her main skills lie in sewing and patterning. She has an education in the science field and will be presenting a panel on Science in Anime.



Rick Murray: Did you dream of exploring the universe? Did you know that you can do it from your own back yard? Join local professional photographer and amateur astronomer Rick Murray as he shares some of his favorite astrophotography images and offers tips on how to get started into a fascinating hobby.



Manuel Fuentes is a full-time artist working on signs, graphics, murals and original painting. His airbrush creations can be done on walls, cars, skateboards, helmets and clothing. When he isn’t in his home studio in White House, he can be found working on original murals in downtown Nashville. His work can be found in Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row, George Strait’s Swingin’ Doors Saloon and Jason Aldean’s Kitchen & Rooftop Bar.



Founded in 1996, the Cumberland Astronomical Society is an amateur astronomy club, dedicated to advancing the education of its members and the public in astronomy and the related sciences. We are a group of astronomy enthusiasts who share a common interest, some members are avid astronomy buffs while others are just starting out.  Whatever a member's experience, we all share a fascination for the mysteries of our universe.  It's where all the cool kids hang out at night!


Zenko is a Middle TN self-published Manga writer and illustrator. She will be presenting a panel on how to go from idea, to draft, to finished product, to published Manga.




Dee Volpe and Nancy Arch are the founders of Cosplay Collective, a local to Nashville group of cosplayers who travel, participate and help out at conventions. They are the original creators of The Cospitality Suite, a concept in which they offer costume repairs to con-goers. Dee will be presenting a panel on crafting armor and props out of eva foam.



Chris White from eXtreme will be doing a Jedi Master training session for kids during our con. Come learn some awesome moves and meet him in the vendors room later to hear about some of his after-school and camp programs.


Mechia is an Amtgard Barony that is part of The Kingdom of Winter's Edge. Amtgard is a world-wide organization dedicated to medieval and fantasy combat sports and recreation. We use padded weapons, fantasy and authentic clothing, as well as imagination to immerse players in a world of heroic combat, quests, crafts, and more!



Magician Eric Tyree: Kids and teens, be blown away as magician Eric Tyree performs tricks of illusions and wonders that are sure to amaze!


Terry Maggert is a science fiction writer. He has published 12 books and has more on the way. When he is not writing, he is teaching history, growing tomatoes, and restoring his mustang. He lives just outside the Nashville area. Terry will be hosting a panel on YA heroes and villains, and how we write them. He will also be in the vendor room to sell his work and sign autographs.