Learn all about our announced guests and check back frequently to see who else will be joining us for Ring of Fire Con! Interested in joining ROFCON as a future guest? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org !
Eric Menge is an author, game-designer, and intermittent attorney. He co-authored Menzoberranzan: City of Intrigue, an award-nominated RPG supplement for Wizards of the Coast, and is a writer for Legend of the Five Rings by AEG. He is currently creating an online graphic novel Snow by Night (www.snowbynight.com), where he now dreams of muskets, alchemy, and snow in the moonlight.
Steph Stober is a freelance illustrator who never quite grew out of cartoons and comic books. Most of her time is spent drawing, spoiling her two rabbits (Caesar and Houdini), and generally geeking out about nerdy things on the internet. She is the creator of Final Arcanum (www.finalarcanum.com) and more of her work can be found at stephstober.me!
Jon St. John is an American voice actor who started out as a radio DJ at the age of 14. Best known as the voice of the first famous FPS – DUKE NUKEM, Jon is also heard on games such as: World of Warcraft, Half-Life: Opposing Force, Sonic Adventure, Heroes of Newerth, Rochard, Guild Wars 2, Counter-Strike, DoTA2, Star Trek: Online, and D&D Neverwinter and Bombshell to name just a few.
Jon is often heard on national advertising campaigns such as Bud light, Brisk Ice Tea, Ford Motor Co., Disney DVD’s, Concert Tours such as Steely Dan, Bill Maher, and Barry Manilow, and TV promos on Nickelodeon. Jon has also provided various character voices for attractions at theme parks including Legoland California, Dollywood in Tennessee, and Silver Dollar City in Branson, Mo.
An honored guest at gaming conventions around the world, Jon is one actor who really enjoys meeting his fans – so be sure to step right up and shake his hand.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show with Fishnet Inc
The Rocky Horror Picture Show is the story of Brad and Janet a young wholesome couple that has car trouble on a stormy night. They seek refuge in a strange castle occupied by a mad scientist in lingerie whom along with his questionable servants, some formally dressed party goers, a half frozen biker, an ex Nazi, and a blonde Frankenstein style creation named Rocky get them mixed up in some good old sex, drugs, and rock n roll. The movie is Rated R. The live show is rated M for Mature.
Fishnet Inc has been bringing the Rocky Horror Shadow Cast experience to Hampton Roads for over 28 years. Our show is not for the easily offended. There will be foul language, adult topics, questionable humor, half dressed people, suggestive hand gestures, and it will be loud. We invite you to join the Underwear Run (ID required), please NO-thongs, jocks, g strings, straps, sheer, edible, crotch less, or see thru. Also ROFCON and Hotel approved prop kits will be on sale-no outside props please. For info, pics and more info you can find us on Face Book or call/text 757-828-7477.
A.R. Moler is a chemistry professor at a community college, a homeschooling mom and an avid science fiction fan. She is a devotee of first hand research for her writing whenever possible and to this end has – learned to fire a handgun, been rappelling, ridden with both EMS and the police, flown a helicopter, bought a motorcycle and learned to ride it. She has traveled to nearly all the places where her stories are set and taken hundreds of photos for documentation. She has been writing since her high school years.
Eien Strife is a cosplay musical group that has been touring anime, comic, and gaming conventions all over the US. Their high energy show is a unique concert experience which consists of four members bringing to life a story that has never been seen before! Having a sound that is best described as an adventure soundtrack, the members of Eien Strife perform songs that share their quest with the audience while interacting by way of animations and cosplay.
Since the beginning of Eien Strife’s journey, the four heroes of the cosplay adventure rock band have been touring conventions to dozens of cities while putting on a brand new concert every time! It’s hard to explain everything that you will experience when you attend an Eien Strife concert. With high energy songs, catchy dance breakdowns, hilarious 8-bit animations, and crowd interactions like never before seen, there is something for everyone at an Eien Strife show.
Eien Strife is now ready to journey back to ROFCON a brand new show! Get ready for the adventure!
Action Arcade is a group of (by no means professional) gamers who got their start in the first Ring of Fire convention in 2014. They take games and find different ways to play them, sometimes painful, oftentimes hilarious. They do speed runs, card games, tag team gaming, finding weird games to stream, and getting….a little too competitive with various competition panels Come out and watch as this group of gamers torture themselves for your entertainment!
Andrew Linke is an author, educator, and podcaster from Tidewater, Virginia.
Andrew’s novels include five Oliver Lucas Adventures, which follow the titular hero through magical treasure hunts across the world and beyond, the bleak science fiction thriller Burning in the Void, and Dyson’s Angel, the first in a series of science fiction adventures set in a distant future after the solar system has been destroyed by a mysterious alien force.
In addition to writing novels, Andrew is in the midst of crafting an original fantasy setting for serial fiction and roleplaying games. He is also developing both guidebooks and apps to help other writers develop their characters and plots. He is a frequent guest on the Strange Phenomena music history podcast and is in the process of releasing podcast audiobooks of his novels under the highly imaginative title: Andrew Linke’s Audiobooks.
An avid fan of science fiction and fantasy in all forms, Andrew frequently posts essays, critiques, and role-playing journals to his website and social media accounts.
Michael Thompson’s indie author journey began at the age of thirteen with the publication of his action-packed, witty, and charming series of illustrated children’s chapter books. Since then, he has spoken on numerous panels and web shows to both readers and aspiring authors alike and his books are bestsellers in independent bookstores across Northern Virginia.
Now, a recent honors graduate from George Mason University with a passion for writing more fiery than ever, his debut YA Portal Fantasy novel, World of the Orb is making waves. Declared a “breakout hit” and earning Five-Star praise from Readers’ Favorite, World of the Orb follows Marvin and Andy, a duo of rule-breakers who happen upon the Museum of Natural History’s unnatural secret: The Orb, a powerful relic that plunges these two modern teens into a medieval world of myths and magic, and sets them on a headlong treasure hunt to find Earth again. Full of adventure and heart, this book is sure to captivate and delight lovers of the genre craving a modern twist. For more information on Michael and his work, visit the sites below:
World of the Orb Book Site: https://www.worldoftheorb.com/
Children’s Book Series Site: https://www.chickenboybooks.com/
Author Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MichaelThompsonBooks/
World of the Orb Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/worldoftheorb/
James Noll has worked as a sandwich maker, a yogurt dispenser, a day care provider, a video store clerk, a day care provider (again), a summer camp counselor, a waiter, a prep cook, a sandwich maker (again), a line cook, a security guard, a line cook (again), a waiter (again), a bartender, a librarian, and a teacher. Somewhere in there he played drums in punk rock bands, recorded several albums, and wrote dozens of short stories and a handful of novels.
Eveille Cosplay has been crafting costumes for 12 years. She has done everything from sewing to armor making and loves creating quality costumes at a high level of craftsmanship. She strives to learn new skills with each build and challenge herself with each new costume. Eveille is also a streamer on Twitch and you can find her streaming her cosplay construction process in the Creative section four times a week. She’s excited to attend RoFcon for the second time and share her cosplay knowledge with everyone.
Con LG exists to bring grade A panels, workshops, and events to the CONvention community and those affiliated with it. Since coming together, they have performed several podcasts, game shows, and comedy panels at different conventions in the state of Virginia. Some of their better known panels have included: Who’s Line is it Anime (Nekocon), and Vague Jeopardy, and Panel Roulette
Check them out on Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/ConLG/
Dimensional Riffs began as some geeks cracking jokes and cranking out tunes. After awhile, they realized that were pretty good at it. They take their favorite sci-fi genres (Doctor Who, Firefly, etc) and a bunch of other stuff from 21st century geekdom and tell the stories through song. When they’re not rocking out at cons, they’re living, laughing, and working across southeastern Virginia, from Richmond to Suffolk.
GeekNightComedy starring Sid Bridge and Derek Williams.
It’s a fun show of stand-up comedy and improv, and all sorts of fun. Everyone involved in the show are actual performers of stand-up and improv prior to GeekNightComedy, which means we aren’t spouting memes on stage, and repeating things you saw on the internet, Sid and Derek put together people who we noticed did geeky/nerdy jokes at comedy clubs that essentially went over the heads of most people, but fell into the niche humor a captive audience, in the realm of understanding, would get. GeekNightComedy performs the show regularly at comedy clubs like Funnybone Virginia Beach, Richmond, IMPROV in DC and in Orlando, and conventions, such as AwesomeCon, ODU minicon, ROFcon, NekoCon, MAGfest, Tidewater Comicon, etc. Comedy for Geeks, by Geeks