The People of Chattacon 

All guests of honor, panelists, performers, presenters, artists or any other individual who may present in some way at Chattacon are booked in good faith and we have their guarantee that they will appear when we announce they will be at the convention. However, unforeseen events (illness, family emergencies or production work) may cause a particular guest to cancel. 

Martin Powell

Martin Powell has written hundreds of stories, both for comics and prose, in numerous genres for Disney, Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Capstone Books, and Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., among many others. Nominated for the prestigious Eisner Award for his fiction featuring Sherlock Holmes, he has written many of the most popular characters in the industry, including Superman, Batman, Popeye the Sailor, Dracula, Frankenstein, and Tarzan of the Apes.

His Tall Tale of Paul Bunyan won the national Moonbeam Golden Award for Best Children’s Graphic Novel of 2010. He’s pioneered the retelling of classic faery tales with a freshly relevant 21st Century spin, for such critically acclaimed
children’s books as Red Riding Hood, The Ugly Duckling, Rapunzel vs. Frankenstein, and many more. Powell wrote the fan-favorite sci-fi comedy/adventure Mars Attacks Popeye, and he is the creator of The Halloween Legion, a nominee for the Stan Lee Excelsior Award. He’s also been an educational writer for Gander Publishing, dedicated to improving literacy reading skills for students of all ages.

Currently, as the author of nearly a dozen different Edgar Rice Burroughs online comics series’, and the critically acclaimed Jungle Tales of Tarzan graphic novel, Powell has written more classic ERB characters than any other writer. In 2017 he received the coveted Golden Lion Award from the Burroughs Bibliophiles for his on-going contributions to the legacy of Edgar Rice Burroughs.

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Programming Sessions

Late Night Double Feature Picture Show

Join our young couple, Brad and Janet, as they encounter unconventional conventionists and colorful characters in a night they will never forget. Warning: singing and

Vision Ballroom C

The Arctic and the Aether

A survey of the cultural traditions and fairy tales of the Inuit, their environment and the very real monsters which dwell within the Arctic. Stanley

Vision Ballroom B

Culture, Mythology and Spirituality

Moderated by Brian Cooksey The panelists discuss how the study of cultures, myths and legends, and spiritualism of past civilizations plays a part in the

Vision Ballroom A


AGoH Melissa Gay asks the audience for key words and then makes a coherent painting out of all of those suggestions! Ongoing discussion will include