We’re delighted to be welcoming guests from the worlds of film, television, gaming, comics, art and cosplay to Coastal Comic Con.
Talks, workshops and photoshoots will be available with some of our guests, so please check the ticketing page for further details.
Make sure to check our social media regularly for further special announcements!
Christopher Ryan will be a familiar face to any fan of British comedy and sci-fi.
He holds the rare distinction of playing opposite four Doctors in Doctor Who – Onscreen as Lord Kiv in Mindwarp opposite Colin Baker; General Staal in The Sontaran Stratagem, facing off against David Tennant; playing Commander Stark in The Pandorica Opens with Matt Smith; and in audio in a series of adventures starring Paul McGann.
Outside of Doctor Who, he is best recognised for his roles in many UK sitcoms – famously playing Mike in The Young Ones, but also with recurring roles in Only Fools and Horses, Bottom and Absolutely Fabulous, as well as One Foot in the Grave, Mr. Bean and My Family.
His other projects are as diverse as Santa Claus: The Movie, The Tempest, Alice in Wonderland, Maigret, and even a cameo on SpongeBob SquarePants.
He will be reprising his Doctor Who role as Lord Kiv in the upcoming Reeltime Productions Sil and the Devil Seeds of Arodor and will be appearing in the legendary Myth Makers interview DVD's, both of which will be released this November.
Having initially began working as a background actor on Keanu Reeve's Japanese historic fantasy film 47 Ronin in 2011, Clem has gone on to build invaluable experience in the film industry.
Clem has become a featured and in demand face, having worked on over 30 major feature films to date and numerous TV shows including Sherlock, Being Human and ten episodes of Doctor Who. Other appearances include a Kyln prisoner in Marvel Studios popular hit Guardians of the Galaxy, a Spectre crime boss in James Bond Spectre, appearances in numerous Star Wars films, including Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: A Solo Story and Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Clem has also many other appearances to his name, including Marvel Studios blockbuster Doctor Strange as one of the protectors of the Hong Kong Sanctum, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, an animus patient in Assassin's Creed, a Stacks Dweller in Ready Player One and a pure-blood wizard in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.
Check our news page for the latest guest announcements!
Comics & Art Guests
Kit BussArtist and Illustrator
Best known as the official artist and character designer for the Vox Machina campaign of hit D&D streaming show Critical Role, Kit Buss is a professional illustrator and comic artist with over ten years’ experience in the industry.
She cut her teeth working on Moore & Reppion’s The Thrill Electric for Channel 4 and Hat Trick Productions, and has since gone on to produce work for SelfMadeHero, Quarto Publishing and PlayStation amongst others. Most recently, she launched her new indie press title Cloven: Bloodlines - a dark fantasy comic following horned albino illusionist Lillith Daturai whom she portrayed on Critical Role.
Kit has also appeared as a guest player on High Rollers, and enjoys rolling a few Nat 20s (and 1s) of her own in her spare time.
Ian D. SharmanEiC: Markosia & Orang Utan Comics
Ian Sharman is probably best known as the award winning writer of Alpha Gods, Hero: 9 to 5, Hypergirl, The Intergalactic Adventures of Zakk Ridley, The Lady & The Lost World and the webcomic, Spacescape, and as the editor of and contributor to the Eagle Award nominated anthology, Eleventh Hour.
Ian is also an accomplished inker, having inked Spider-Man, Iron Man and the X-Men for Panini Comics, and also a successful letterer, having lettered many comics including the Doctor Who graphic novels from BBC Books, the acclaimed A;pollo graphic novel from Self Made Hero and the AX Collection of underground manga published by Top Shelf.
Ian is also Editor In Chief of Markosia, one of the leading independent publishers of graphic novels in the UK, and he runs Orang Utan Comics, a UK based collective of comic book creators.
On top of all this he’s also the producer and one of the stars of Ray Gunn & Starburst, a sci-fi/comedy audio drama which is currently available for free on iTunes. Oh, and he recently released a collection of flash fiction and poetry called Words On A Wall. He's a busy chap.
Sonia LeongArtist and Illustrator
Sonia Leong is a professional comic artist and illustrator specialising in Anime/Manga.
Her first graphic novel was Manga Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet and she quickly grew to be a powerhouse in the industry. Her many awards include Young Adult Library Services Association Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, Best Books for Young Adults, Tokyopop's first UK Rising Stars of Manga competition and Sonia also contributed to the Eisner Award-winning Comic Book Tattoo: Tales inspired by Tori Amos (Image Comics).
Her work also appears in Doctor Who: The Women Who Lived (BBC Books), Domo: The Manga (Tokyopop) and Bravest Warriors: The Search for Catbug (VIZ Media). Sonia is also a cover artist for Titan Comics on Assassin's Creed: Awakening and Norman.
In children's publishing, she illustrated the I, Hero series by Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore, the Girls FC series by Helena Pielichaty and the Ninja series by Chris Bradford.
She also works in other fields such as design, film and television, fashion and advertising. She is part of Sweatdrop Studios, a comic collaborative and independent comic publisher based in the United Kingdom. Sonia will also be running manga art workshops at Coastal Comic Con, for all ages!
Drack CosplayCosplay Guest
Drack Cosplay has been wowing crowds at comic cons across the country for over six years with his ambitious and impressive builds.
Primarily working with armour based costumes, Drack is very recognisable for his incredible Chaos Knight build, but also impressive cosplays from Overwatch, Halo and Marvel.
Drack brings a range of skills to Coastal Comic Con and will be happy to talk to attendees about his costumes and techniques and maybe help explain the mysteries of Pepakura and Worbla!
Weatherwax CosplayCosplay Guest
Weatherwax Cosplay has earned a reputation for her craft skills and the level of detail in her costume builds, winning a number of Best Craftsmanship awards at cosplay competitions across the country.
First encouraged into the cosplay scene by her daughter, Weatherwax Cosplay's first love is sewing, but relishes the technical challenges of cosplay and learning new skills, always pushing herself to a higher standard. She admits herself that she gets a bit obsessed with detail!
Rebel Wolf CosplayCosplay Guest
Originally from Cornwall, Rebel Wolf studied photography at university and has been cosplaying since 2014.
Starting with Ezio from Assassin’s Creed, through Captain America, Newt Scamander and Tony Stark, Rebel Wolf’s cosplay world changed forever when he started costuming as Thor prior to Avengers: Infinity War.
Rebel Wolf says that he is so happy to be part the wonderful cosplay family and community.
He hopes to share this enthusiasm with others at Coastal Comic Con.