Animaritime is excited to host guests from a variety of scenes such as voice acting, comics, singers, play writes and much more.
Animaritime 2016 Guest Lineup
Kat Kruger is a freelance writer and creative director at Fierce Ink Books. Her first novel, The Night Has Teeth, won the 34th Atlantic Writing Competition and was listed as a Best Book for Kids & Teens by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre (Spring 2013). The book also boasts over 2 million reads on Wattpad and her series has been translated into German by Random House. Both independently and through the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia “Writers In Schools” program she has hosted creative learning workshops at numerous libraries and schools. She recently moved to the west coast where she's working on her next book, code-named #SteampunkUnicornProject.
Chris Tulach is an organized play program manager for Wizards of Coast, responsible for creating in-store play programs such as Friday Night Magic, Magic Prerelease, and Magic Game Day. A gaming convention veteran, Chris has been involved in D&D and Magic organized play for over 20 years, and has been a Dungeon Master for over 30 years. He was a developer on Scoundrels of Skullport and has contributed to design and development on several D&D RPG products. His most recent game design project contribution is for Magic: the Gathering Commander 2015. He lives in Renton, Washington.
Charlottetown based Periscope Pictures launched in 2010 with the production of Bunny Bop!, a children’s web series by Harmony Wagner and Cheryl Wagner, creator of the Big Comfy Couch.
That same year, Jason Rogerson's short film, Lucky 7, received the inaugural CBC PEI 3-2- 1 Award and played at various regional festivals, including the Atlantic Film Festival.
In 2011, Harmony’s first short, VAST, screened at the Atlantic Film Festival’s Shorts Gala and won the Viewer’s Choice award at the Island Media Arts Festival.
In 2012, Harmony’s second short, Queen of the Crows (also a recipient of the CBC PEI 3-2- 1 award) screened at various Canadian festivals, on CBC television’s Short Film Face-Off, and went to the 2014 Cannes Film Festival as part of Téléfilm Canada’s Not Short On Talent program.
Periscope’s first feature length film, Kooperman, was released in 2015. Written by Harmony and Jason and directed by Harmony, the film was selected for the Téléfilm Canada Micro-Budget Production Program. The film has played at the Atlantic Film Festival, as well as several other regional festivals and national comic-cons, including Calgary Expo, the largest comic-con in western Canada. Jason and Harmony are currently completing their second feature, Singing To Myself, which was a recipient of a 1K Wave Atlantic award. The film will premiere in the fall of 2016.
Geeks vs. Nerds
Geeks vs Nerds is back! Running for a 7th season, GvN is a live event and podcast recorded before alive audience. The geeks and nerds face off through 4 rounds of a silly debate using facts, obscure knowledge, and trash talk to impress the audience for their team. The host; the Lord High PigMonkey, keeps everyone in line using his Gavel of Truth, Nerf Gun of Vengeance and Hat of Atomic Wit.
Nathan DeLuca is a giant nerd, rabbit enthusiast, comic book addict and cosplayer from Halifax, Nova Scotia. After making his first costume for Hal-Con 2012, he decided to devote a lot of his time and effort into learning how to build armour and props- spending most of his spare time getting better at the craft. After a dozen costumes, he decided to work full time at armour and prop making, focusing on EVA foam and thermoplastics- more recently, casting and 3D printing. He travels internationally to different conventions both as a guest, and as an attendee- with recent destinations such as Washington, Paris, and Sydney. He has also been featured in such places as the cover of Geek Inked, Cos Culture, Kotaku, JustSaying, Faces, and The Gazette, among others.
Nathan currently focuses on making costumes for individual clients, doing cosplay projects with his friends, and travelling. In his spare time, he takes projects that are way too big for him, talks to his rabbits like they are children, and fills what little living space he has left with sets of armour.