Martin Arriola is a designer with Mattel who worked on the Masters of the Universe toyline during most of its run. This includes the original run, New Adventures of He-Man, 2002, and Classics. He has designed and developed products for Mattel for 30+ years!
Nate Baertsch is a talented artist who is a designer on Masters of the Universe Classics and colorist on the MOTUC mini comics. He contributed He-Man and She-Ra illustrations to the MVCreations Masters of the Universe comic book series, is a concept artist on the MOTU Tweeterhead busts, and helped to design He-Man collectibles from Icon Heroes such as the recently released Castle Grayskull and Snake Mountain polystone environments.
Melendy Britt, the original voice of She-Ra, is headed to Power-Con this year! In addition to She-Ra, Ms. Britt voiced many other beloved characters in Filmation’s She-Ra Princess of Power including Princess Adora, Catra, Mermista, and Castaspella!
DARK HORSE COMICS
Dark Horse Comics was founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson who pursued the idea of establishing an ideal atmosphere for creative professionals, and thirty years later the company has grown to become the third-largest comics publisher in the United States. Through their Books division, Dark Horse has published the Art of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Minicomic Collection hardcovers. Dark Horse is eager to interact with fans during a panel session at Power-Con and will have lots of information on the upcoming publication, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe: A Complete Guide to the Classic Animated Adventures, and maybe even share some surprises!
Rob David is the Franchise Creative Head Writer at Mattel’s entertainment division Playground Productions. He is the head of the Masters of the Universe franchise’s story development and co-plotted the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and He-Man: The Eternity War series currently pubished by DC Entertainment.
Djordje Djokovic is a sculptor and graphic artist that has designed and sculpted figures for companies and brands such as Gears of War, Marvel, DC, and Assassin’s Creed. He has also assisted the Four Horsemen on such toy lines as the Seventh Kingdom, Gothitropolis, and, most importantly for He-Man and She-Ra fans, the current He-Man brand: Masters of the Universe Classics. In fact, Mr. Djokovic’s work can be seen all the way back in the days of the NECA released MOTU mini-statues, affectionately known to fans as the “Stactions”!
Brian Dobson is a voice actor with over 16 years of experience who used his talents to bring Skeletor, Keldor, King Hiss, Buzz-Off, and Webstor to life in the Mike Young Productions’ He-Man and the Masters of the Universe 2002 series that ran on Cartoon Network.
James “Busta Toons” Eatock worked on The Art of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe published by Dark Horse Comics and is currently writing the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe: A Complete Guide — the official guide to the Filmation He-Man and She-Ra cartoon series. In addition to publishing his magazine cereal:geek, James runs the Official He-Man YouTube Channel, worked on the first BCI DVD releases of He-Man and She-Ra, and co-wrote an in-depth guide to the original He-Man and the Masters of the Universe cartoon series for Mattel that was used in conjunction with the production of the Mike Young Productions cartoon series of the same name.
Jeff Etter was an animator at Filmation Studios who worked on The Secret of the Sword. In addition to He-Man and She-Ra, Jeff has worked on many animation projects including The Land Before Time, The Iron Giant, Space Jam, All Dogs Go To Heaven, An American Tail, and The Secret of NIMH.
FOUR HORSEMEN STUDIOS
Four Horsemen Studios will be attending Power-Con 2016! The Four Horsemen are the toy designers behind the Masters of the Universe Classics adult collector line, as well as the 200X He-Man relaunch from Mattel.
Artist Axel Giménez has worked on the Masters of the Universe Classics mini comics and box art as well as the DC Comics monthly He-Man and the Masters of the Universe comic book series. In addition, he has worked on Action Comics, Injustice: Gods Among Us, and Smallville comics for DC Comics.
Gabe Khouth is a voice actor who portrayed Orko and Mekaneck in the 2002 Mike Young Productions He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and Masters of the Universe vs the SnakeMen.
Artist Errol McCarthy has joined the guest list for Power-Con 2016! He-Man fans will know Mr. McCarthy as the illustrator on much of the vintage Masters of the Universe toyline card-backs and iconic licensing artwork, as well as work on theNew Adventures of He-Man. In addition to He-Man, McCarthy has worked on such other popular toylines as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Barbie, and Hot Wheels.
Artist Pop Mhan has been added to the Power-Con 2016 guest list! Mhan has done pencils for the DC Comics Masters of the Universe series including the current run: “The Eternity Wars”. He has also worked on such comics as the Star Wars Jedi Quest series, Flash, Spy Boy, Ghost Rider, and Batgirl.
Eddy Mosqueda worked as a senior sculptor at Mattel. He sculpted figures for both the vintage Masters of the Universe line and the New Adventures of He-Man. You will recognize his work on such classics as Grizzlor, King Hiss, Rokkon, Quakke, and Lizzor to name a few.
Scott Neitlich is the current Director of Marketing, Action Figures and Collector at Jakks Pacific and has appeared on G4’s Attack of the Show! and the Travel Channel’s Toy Hunter. He was the writer for the Masters of the Universe Classics mini-comic books as well as the former marketing manager for that brand.
You will recognize the legendary Masters of the Universe illustrator Rudy Obrero from such works as the original box art featured on the Battle Cat packaging. Obrero has even returned to work on Masters of the Universe Classics, providing the box art to the new Wind Raider and the maps that come with the MOTUC subscriptions.
Alan Oppenheimer, the original voice of Skeletor, is headed to Power-Con this year! In addition to Skeletor, Mr. Oppenheimer voiced many other beloved characters in Filmation’s He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and She-Ra Princess of Power such as Man-At-Arms, Cringer, Battle Cat, and Merman.
Mark Roberts is a colorist for DC Comics who is currently working on the He-Man: The Eternity War series. In addition to DC, Mark is a freelance artist/illustrator who has worked with such companies as Dark Horse, Hi-Fi, IDW Publishing, and Dynamite Entertainment
Gunnar Sadlowski is a freelance writer who contributed to the biography of Dr. Andreas Beurmann, the founder and main producer of the label “Europa” that has published the German Masters of the Universe audioplays. He is also one of the main organizers of Germany’s biggest He-Man convention: Grayskull-Con. In addition, he helps produce annual live audioplays and wrote the Grayskull-Con exclusive minicomics drawn by Danbrenus. Gunnar will be introducing USA fans to the world of German MOTU and Princess of Power audioplays.
Darren Sander is a Project Designer at Mattel having worked on as a Packaging Designer, and in Consumer Products on Packaging, Publishing, Illustrations, and Product Design; covering brands from Max Steel to Polly Pocket to Barbie to Monster High to Hot Wheels. He is also a co-contributor to the creation of the Monster High Brand. Currently he is a Packaging Designer for DC Superhero Girls and had the honor of being the packaging designer for the MOTU SDCC 2016 item.
Garrett Sander is a Staff Designer at Mattel. He started his career at Mattel working in packaging design working on brands such as: Pixel Chix, myscene, and Monster High. He moved over to product design to oversee the design of Monster High product after co-creating the brand. He currently oversees the production design of all Barbie animated content for the Mattel Creations team, most recently the design direction of Barbie Dreamtopia. He is honored to have been asked to bring this year’s fabulous SDCC exclusive to life!
Erika Scheimer is the daughter of Filmation co-found Lou Scheimer. You will recognize Erika as the voice of such popular She-Ra characters as Queen Angella, Loo-Kee, and Frosta. Erika also sang and wrote the theme song to The Secret of the Sword, “I Have The Power”.
Dean Stefan was the story editor and head writer for the 2002 Mike Young Productions He-Man and the Masters of the Universe / Masters of the Universe vs the Snake Men cartoon series that ran on Cartoon Network. He wrote such popular episodes as He-Man’s origin in “The Beginning”, “The Ties that Bind” and “The Power of Grayskull”!
Michael Swanigan was a storyboard artist at Filmation Studios who worked on He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and She-Ra Princess of Power. He was also the co-author of the book Animation by Filmation.
Tony Washington is a comic book artist who was the colorist on MVCreations’ Masters of the Universe: Icons of Evil and Masters of the Universe: Rise of the Snake Men comic book series. Mr. Washington has also worked on other comic book series such as World of Warcraft, Dragon’s Lair, Rob Zombie’s Spookshow International, and G.I. Joe.
Dave Wilkins is a comic book artist who illustrated several covers for the new line of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe comics from DC Comics.
Johnny Bilson of Johnny’s Perfect Customs builds Masters of the Universe armor and costumes for fan-films and Cosplayers using metal, leather, plastic, etc., hand-made and custom-tailored to order. He has also played Tri-Klops in John Carroll’s MotU: The Fountain of Life, Scotty Grass’ MotU: Diary of Dreams, and most recently Daniel Benedict’s Fall of Grayskull.
Evilyn13 is a Canadian model and cosplayer based in Vancouver, B.C. She has attended cons such as Dragon Con, Emerald City Comic Con and Fan Expo Canada in Toronto, and has been a featured guest at the Vancouver Halloween Fair. Evilyn has always been a fan of spooky and villainous cosplays and Evil-Lyn from Masters of the Universe is one of her favourites. She is excited to come to Power-Con and meet more cosplay and He-Man fans who share her passion for cartoons and comics.
As a product of the 80s, Freddie Nova grew up enjoying the campy heroisms of MOTU cartoons and many other morning specials while indulging on Fruit Loops. When the updated 2002 remake came out, she was kid all over again. So as a craftsperson who fell in love with designing budget friendly costumes for cosplay, MOTU characters were a must. She started with being the original Lady Skeletor at MegaCon 2012 where the fan reaction was huge and pics went viral. Her other popular MOTU cosplay includes Battle Cat and the role-reversal “She-Man.” Freddie is looking forward to meeting other He-Man & She-Ra fans & debuting a new character!
Spence Valliant is a Canadian cosplayer that made his start into cosplay with none other than He-Man! He’s been a guest cosplayer to many Canadian events however Power-Con will be his first American guest appearance. Spence has been a MOTU enthusiast since it first debuted and is extremely excited to meet a whole convention full of people that share his enthusiasm. He also runs an educational program for kids called Heroes For Health involving fitness and healthy eating. Spence has a new character lined up for Power-Con that will be out of this world.