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This is where you will find the growing list of COMIC BOOK ARTISTS, ILLUSTRATORS, STUDIOS & SPECIAL GUESTS that will be attending our Show.
Destini Beard - Vocalist

Destini Beard lives in central PA and is the lead vocalist for the Gothic Soundtrack group Midnight Syndicate. Her first album The Dark Masquerade was released in 2010, and her latest album A Time Forgotten was released in August 2012. She is a lyrical soprano classically trained for 10 years, and has a 3-4 octave range. Destini started her musical career in High School, and became one of the youngest singers to join the world renowned Susquehanna Valley Chorale. She has performed at various conventions and shows in the US, as well as overseas. She is currently working on a new Celtic Album as well as joined up with a symphonic metal band for a soon to be released single. Destini looks forward to embracing more opportunities in other vocal commercial venues. She will be selling and signing her CD's here at the show at the Art of Ed Beard Jr's Booth. To listen to Destini' music go to
Ed Beard Jr - Game & Fantasy Art Illustrator

Ed lives in central PA and has been illustrating for the Game and fantasy art product industry for over 30 years. He has created well over 1000 published works from Magic the Gathering cards, Dungeons and Dragons, the anual Dragon Calendar you find at Barnes an Noble to T-shirts for the worlds largest T-Shirt company the Mountain Corp. Ed's works have graced the covers of hundreds of magazines and even jigsaw puzzles wih his dynamic bold fantasy images. Ed prides himself on creating all of his work the "Old School Way" completely hand painted with real tangible mediums with NO digital assistance. As a result his original art is some of the most sought after in today's collectible market. Ed also is a multiple time award winning auto and motorcycle airbrush artist with 2 " nationals best mural" awards back to back at the worlds and national auto shows. Ed will be signing Magic cards as other art prints at his booth in the main hall. To view more of Ed's works visit
Nichole Brown - Artist

Nichole Brown is a mixed media artist from Youngstown, Ohio whose main focus is figure casting and found object assemblage, but also works in collage, prints and jewelry making. Her facebook page, Nichole Brown Art and Such, includes examples of both past projects and in progress works, some of which have been commissioned for one of a kind art. This is Nichole’s second appearance at Steel City Con and her first seating on the Artists Alley. She will be returning with her popular TransPort Art prints, which are collage and transparency pieces that float in clear frames. The collection includes celebrities from movies, music, and TV, popular movie and TV franchises, and collectible toy lines. New to her table this year will be Modern Chain, a jewelry line that balances renaissance metal art with modern style. Nichole’s work uses medieval chainmail as inspiration for body chains that are simplified so they can be worn with everyday looks. Products include necklaces, bracelets, shoulder/neck pieces, and custom works that can be made on site during the show. Visit Nichole’s website for updates on her work or to request a commission.
John Haun - Sketch Card Artist/Illustrator

Looking for reasonably priced original art? Then stop by and say Hi! Projects I have worked/ing on The Hobbit, Star Trek, The Walking Dead Season 1 & 3, Downton Abbey, CBLDF Liberty, Valiant comics, Justice League of America, Marvel Comics ... Greatest Battles, X-Men Origins: Wolverine Movie, Spider-Man, X-Men, 70 Years In Marvel, Heroes and Villains & Dangerous Divas. Star Wars Galaxy 5, 6 & 7 The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars Clone Wars: Rise of the Bounty Hunters, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Woman of Dynamic, Sci Fi / Horror Sketch Card Series 2 & Vampirella, Bettie Page Private Collection, Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain America, Best of Hockey & Multi Sport. Friend me on Face Book!
USS Inferno - Star Trek Fandom

USS Inferno is the Official Star Trek Chapter in and around Pittsburgh. The chapter has been in existence in Pittsburgh for the last 10 years. The USS Inferno is proud member of STARFLEET International ( We are based in Star Trek fandom, however. we welcome all fans of science fiction. We do a variety of activities within the community and private. We invite you to come and check us out!
Ken W Kelly - Fantasy Artist

Over his 30-year career, he has focused in particular on paintings in the sword and sorcery and heroic fantasy subgenres. Early in his career he was able to study the paintings of Frank Franzetta in Frank's studio, however Frank never let out his trade secrets. In the early 1970s Ken did a couple of cover paintings for Castle of Framkenstein magazine. He has depicted Conan the Barbarian, Tarzan and rock groups such as KISS. His work often portrays exotic, enchanted locales and primal battlefields. He recently developed the album artwork for Coheed and Cambria's album, Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV, Volume Two" No World for Tomorrow. In 2012, one of Ken's paintings was used for the cover of Electric Magma's 12" vinyl release: Canadian Samurai II. This is a VERY rare appearance at the Steel City Con. Don't miss out.
Josh Knaub - Mixed Media Illustrator

Josh Knaub is a freelance mixed media artist from Lancaster, PA. Josh enjoys drawing anything from zombies to superheros and everything in between. This will be Josh's second time at Steel City Con. Stop by his table for original art and limited edition prints. Check out his Facebook page for a preview of what you will see at the show.
Heather V. Kreiter - Artist

Heather is the twisted creator behind My Little Demon line of artwork and merchandise. My Little Demon is a dark parody of My Little Pony. Created in 2007 as the result of a small child's 25 year repressed love for ponies, My Little Demon has spawned an extensive line of artwork and prints, coloring books, calendars, dog tags, valentines and now, a new line of Plushies! More of Heather's work can be seen on her website:
John Martin - Digital Artist

Local digital artist John Martin creates spectacular original paintings in full detail from the industry’s biggest comic heroes and villains to classic science fiction icons. Come and see his newest painting of Wonder Woman along with already established fan favorites such as Deadpool, Batman, Star Trek, Doctor Who and many more. Commissions will be accepted before, during and after the show. Please visit his website to preview his work and like Risen Lion on Facebook to stay informed of new paintings and show appearances.
Audra Olivia - Artist

Audra Olivia is an original artist from small town, Michigan. Her love for all things weird and wonderful are reflected in her whimsical paintings. Aliens and space ships, mermaids and monsters, the creatures she creates are full of fun, and unique charm. With just a touch of vintage goodness, her art will bring a smile and conversation starter to any room! Come say, "Hello" and fall in love with some original artwork....
Lacey Shreffler - Digital Artist

Lacey Shreffler is a young, digital artist from Pittsburgh, PA. Apart from making digital art she has also recently been a storyboard artist for a small independent movie and joined together with many other artists to created a Captain America and Winter Soldier fanzine (the print from which will be at her table!). She enjoys comics, superheroes and cartoons and has many prints and sticker that show off those interests as well as many original prints! This will be her third time attending and selling art at Steel City Con. For a preview of her work, please visit her website:
Chris Yambar - Artist, Writer, Cartoonist

Chris Yambar is one of the most prolific creative forces in modern pop culture. Unlike others in the creative arts, YAMBAR has been able to create an enormous catalog of work in the following mediums: painting, writing, cartooning, publishing, designing, and recording, all of which have been met with staggering results.
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3 DAY PASS holders get in early ALL 3 DAYS!
Get in 1 hour early on Friday and 1/2 hour early on Saturday and Sunday!

3 Day Pass Holders get PRIORITY SEATING at Steel City Con Events.
The events include Celebrity Q & A’s, Gaming, Panels, Charity Auctions, and Costume Contests.
(Limited Seating for all events so get there early!)

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