GUESTS OF HONOR
We are pleased to announce the following Guests of Honor in attendance at G.A.M.E. EXPO Year 9! Guests are listed alphabetic by last name.
LJ Cohen is a Boston area novelist, poet, blogger, ceramics artist, geek, and relentless optimist. After almost twenty-five years as a physical therapist specializing in chronic pain management, LJ now uses her anatomical knowledge and myriad clinical skills to injure characters in her science fiction and fantasy novels. When not doing battle with a stubborn Jack Russell Terrier mix or her equally headstrong border collie mutt, LJ can be found writing, which looks a lot like daydreaming.
Parallax (book 4 of the SF/Space Opera series Halcyone Space) will be available in June of 2017. Derelict, the first novel in the series, was chosen as a Library Journal Self-e Select title and book of the year in 2016.
LJ is active in IPNE (The Independent Publishers of New England), SFWA (The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America), and Broad Universe and blogs about publishing, general geekery, and other ephemera at http://www.ljcbluemuse.blogspot.com. For more about LJ and her books, visit http://www.ljcohen.net or https://www.amazon.com/LJ-Cohen/e/B006QL6GA0
Samantha Inoue-harte is an established and varied entertainment industry veteran. She is currently producing an untitled Anime live action adaptation feature along with revival season 3 of the same Anime IP, acting in the James Cameron/Robert Rodriguez live action adaptation of the anime Battle Angel Alita, and producing the 3D animated feature Tailchaser’s Song, based on Tad Williams’ novel.
Samantha is also an accomplished 17 year veteran as a voice actress in over 43 Japanese anime and video game titles. Samantha’s most recognized roles are in Kingsisle Entertainment’s Pirate 101 and in Sony online Entertainment’s DC Universe Online as The Mighty Isis, Sakura Wars as Kohran Ri, Magical Play as Pipin, and Final Fantasy Unlimited as the Chocobo and Cactaur. Her other titles include:
Ascension the Videogame, Birth, Blade of the Phantom Master, Bratz, City Hunter the motion picture, Cosplay Complex, Dai Guard, Daphne in the Brilliant Blue, DearS, Devil Lady, Eden’s Bowy, Gatchaman, Getbackers, Getter Robo, Gun Crazy, Happy Lesson, Jing: King of Bandits, Legend of Crystania the motion picture, Lost Universe, Mazinkaiser, Moeyo Ken, Nadia the Secret of Blue Water, Negima!, New Fist of the Northstar, Ninja Resrrection, Petite Princess Yucie, Princess Blade, Pumpkin Scissors, Queen Emeraldas, Sakura Diaries, Samurai X the OVAs, Samurai X the Motion Picture, Shuten Doji the Star Hand Kid, Soul Hunter, Steam Detectives, Tekken the Motion Picture, Trinity Blood, Wedding Peach, and Zone of the Enders.
Samantha’s resume also includes non anime specific work as well. She has been an animation director for SpikeTV on Fresh Baked Videogames with Rick&Morty creator Justin Roiland, animated on Kevin Smith’s Clerks: The Lost Episode, Lilo & Stitch 2: the Origins of Stitch, Disney’s Villains’ Revenge, Lonestar’s “Mr. Mom” music video and many more.
Samantha has acted and has been a stunt worker in many on camera features including: Appaloosa, Blacktino, Beatdown, Elvis & Annabelle, Exterminators, Grindhouse: Death Proof, Grindhouse: Panet Terror, How to Eat Fried Worms, Idiocracy, Jonah Hex, Kabluey, Machete, Machete Kills, Man of the House, National Lampoon’s the Stoned Age, No Pain No Gain, Office Space, Shorts, Sin city, Sin City 2, Teeth, the 2 Bobs, Tree of Life, True Grit, and can been seen regularly in From Dusk Till Dawnthe series.
Samantha also dabbles in Gore FX makeup, which can be seen in Teeth, Predators, Shores of Another Sea, and Grindhouse Planet Terror.
When not working in film, Samantha is often cooking wonderful meals, Cowboy Action Shooting, and playing Dungeons&Dragons or table top games. Samantha will be selling items this weekend and all proceeds will go to research for the American cancer society.
D.A. Roberts is an author of fiction, primarily in the horror/dystopian and science fiction genres. Born in Lebanon, Missouri, he now lives in Springfield, Missouri with his wife and sons. When not writing, D.A. is a deputy sheriff and corrections officer.
Best known for his “Ragnarok Rising Saga,” he blends the zombie genre with elements of Norse Mythology. This is a unique approach that creates a new sub-genre in Apocalyptic Fiction. Debuting in July of 2012, the series has been featured on radio shows on three continents.
He is also known in science fiction for “The Infinite Black Series.” This series is based on the hit video game from Spellbook Studio. Approached by Spellbook Studio to create the history of their universe, D.A.’s series begins the rich tapestry that is The Infinite Black.