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Kathleen "Kett" Robbins lives outside Los Angeles and works as an sound editor and mixer. Kett credits the Jem cartoon for inspiring her to make the move to LA and her choice of career. Kett\'s been an obsessive fan of the Jem cartoon from the beginning, her favorite Jem character is Jerrica and her favorite cartoon episode of all time is "Out of the Past".
Shevona is from MI and works for a large Marketing Research firm. She has loved Jem since she was a little girl, since then she has acquired the entire produced Jem line. Shevona's favorite episode is 'Mid Summer's Night Madness' and her favorite character is Jerrica. She loves to make OOAK Jem dolls, fashions and accessories. Feel free to ask her anything Jem related, nothing is too bizarre! For more info on Shevona's work, check out her website: www.beyondjem.com
Sean G aka svgbaritone, is from MA and works as a Theatrical Musical Director/Pianist. Sean's obsession with Jem began immediately when it aired in 1985. His late mother was very supportive of his new found love and encouraged his creativity. His collection is a living memorial to her and the bond they will forever share through Jem. After attending and sewing fashions for JemCon 2007 he found himself compelled to devote more time to JemCon and the Jem community, where he's made many amazing friends. Without Jem in his life, Sean doesn't believe he would have ever become a creative person nor a musician/performer. Upon meeting Christy Marx at JemCon 2007, he simply told her "Thank you for the best part of my childhood." Sean is honored to be a part of the JemCon 2008 Staff.
Rachael Prins also known as "Jemgirl" became an instant Jem fan when the very first show aired. It was the realistic story lines, vibrant goal driven characters, amazing songs & touch of magic that made it the show just for her! Rachael is passionately creative. Her favorite passion of all is music! She composes and produces her own songs, bringing the inspiration of Jem into every element. Rachael also creates custom Jem dolls clothing and accessories. She also loves to collect dolls and set up doll dioramas. Rachael has been involved in the Jem community for quite a few years now and has made some amazing friends through it. Rachael will be producing this year's fashions and is very excited to be attending the event. She's looking forward to meeting everyone there and having some outrageous Jem fun! check out her website: http://jemgirl.com
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Tara O'Shea is a Chicago area web designer and freelance journalist. Tara has been a fan of the Jem animated series since its debut as part of the Super Sunday anthology series in 1985, and her favourite character is Stormer. A long-time fan-run media convention attendee, she can almost always be found in a panelroom during the day, and the hotel bar at night. Look for her book, "Chicks Dig Time Lords", Coming in 2009.
Brian Sheppard a.k.a riot4jem is a graphic designer for a major international corporation. He also does freelance web design, brochures & promotional items for 6 major labels. Upon discovering Jem in 1986, he became an obsessed fan of the show and the doll. The web breathed new life into his obsession. As a result his website http://totallyjem.jemmagic.com was created, and has been a www fixture for the past 10 years. Brian is excited to be attending the 4th JemCon, 20 years after we said "Farewell" to Jem. "Here's to Forever!"
Alysia Robinette is a Chicago area graphic designer and artist. She has been a Jem fan since the first run on TV and has been working on reacquiring her Jem doll collection for the last several years. Right now she is helping to build the JemCon organization to keep the convention growing for the future.
Maryann Robbins is Kett's twin sister. She loves Jem as much as Kett does. Along with being obsessed with cartoons, and comics, she's a black belt in karate, web programmer, and avid fencer. Maryann's favorite character in Jem is Riot and has a habit of singing random Stingers songs in public just for the heck of it.
|Time||Main Room||Classroom||Demo Area|
|5:00 PM||Dealer's Room Set-Up (Concorde Ballroom)||Closed||Closed|
|7:00 PM||Meet & Greet (Gulfstream Ballroom)|
|7:00 AM||Dealer's Room Set-Up||Closed||Closed|
|10:00 AM||Dealer's Room Opens (Full & Weekend Members Only)||Closed||Closed|
|10:30 AM||Opening Ceremonies||Closed||Closed|
|11:00 AM||Christy Marx & Samantha Newark (10:45) - Intro & Brief Q&A||Closed||Re-Painting Dolls Part 1|
|11:30 AM||Doll Rescue||Ultimate Loose Shoe Educational Roundtable|
|12:30 PM||Lunch||Lunch||Re-Painting Dolls Part 2|
|1:00 PM||Mock Voice-Over Session
With Wally Burr
|2:30 PM||Re-Painting Dolls Part 3|
|3:00 PM||Voice Actors Panel
With Samantha Newark, Samantha Paris, Michael Sheehan & Wally Burr
Q&A and Autograph Session
|5:30 PM||Cosplay Panel||If Not Here, Where? Alternatives to eBay|
|6:00 PM||Dealer Room Closes|
|6:30 PM||DINNER BREAK|
|7:30 PM||Evening Events - Samantha Newark Performance, Karaoke & Disco||Charity Auction||Closed|
|9:30 AM||Dealer's Room Opens||Closed||Closed|
|10:00 AM||ID Other Stuff with Liz||Cels & Animation Art||Re-Rooting Demo|
|10:30 AM||Molding Demo Part 1|
|11:00 AM||Buying Safely on eBay||Animation from Concept to Production||Patterning Demo|
|12:00 PM||Selling Tips For eBay||Relationships in Jem|
|12:30 PM||Molding Demo Part 2|
|1:00 PM||Jem Animation & Writing
Q&A and Autograph Session with Christy Marx & Roger Slifer
|3:00 PM||80s Girl Power
||JemCon Board Brainstorming Session||Molding Demo Part 3|
|4:00 PM||Future JemCon Announcements
|5:00 PM||Closing Ceremonies
||Dealer Room Closes|
|JemCon 2008 is thrilled announce the voice of Jem and Jerrica, Samantha Newark will be the Guest of Honor at JemCon 2008 in Los Angeles.
Samantha Newark is best known as the beloved voice of JEM and JERRICA of the smash cartoon series and pop culture phenomenon, JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS.
Her voice-over credits also include “Transformers”, the feature film “Hook”, “Britney Spears Dance Beat”, “Project A-KO’, Sony Playstation games, and numerous TV projects.
Sam is also an accomplished musician, whose original music and stellar vocals can currently be heard on such TV shows as the CWs “Gossip Girl” and “Life Is Wild” also MTV’s “Laguna Beach”, “Punked” and “My Super Sweet Sixteen”. She has also sung on the much anticipated James Bond video game and has lent her vocals to Sony’s huge hits “God of War”, “Twisted Metal Black” and “Wild Arm’s 3”. Samantha’s new self-titled CD, produced and co-written by Johnny Douglas, is full of infectious, uplifting and very modern Pop Music. It blends smart, acoustic based songwriting with contemporary touches of electronica, crowned with Samantha’s rich, distinctive, and highly expressive vocals.
Samantha Newark’s debut album will be available for download on her website, I-Tunes, CDBaby, Rhapsody, and more…. Visit www.samanthanewark.com and www.myspace.com/samalasmusic
The JemCon 2008 staff were thrilled to have Samantha join us again for JemCon 2008!
|JemCon 2008 is pleased to have voice director Wally Burr appearing as a Special Guest.
Legendary animation voice director Wally Burr was the voice director for Jem, along with many other series such as the original Transformers and G.I. Joe series and animated movies, Inhumanoids, Visionaries, Inspector Gadget, The Littles, and many more. Wally founded Wally Burr Recording in Burbank, CA, where the dialogue for Jem was recorded. For Wally’s full credits go to www.wallyburr.com.
|JemCon 2008 is pleased to have series creator Christy Marx joining us as a Guest at JemCon 2008 in Los Angeles.
Christy Marx’s eclectic, award-winning career spans more than twenty-five years and includes writing for animation, live-action television and film, comic books, videogames and educational books. In animation, she developed the cult-favorite animation series, Jem and the Holograms , along with developing, story editing or writing dozens of animation series such as Conan, X-Men, G.I. Joe, Spider-Man and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. She was awarded the WGA/Animation Writers Caucus Award, given for making outstanding contributions to the profession of the animation writer. In comics, she wrote stories for Conan, Red Sonja, and Elfquest, as well as creating the mature-level series and graphic novel, The Sisterhood of Steel . Her award-winning adventure games for Sierra On-Line, Conquests of Camelot and Conquests of the Longbow , are recognized as classics of the genre. She has done writing and content design for games in the PC, console and MMOG categories. Marx is currently the Head Writer Creative Development and Lead Story Designer for a major new MMORPG project.
The JemCon 2008 staff were thrilled to have Ms Marx join us again for JemCon 2008!
|JemCon 2008 is pleased to have voice artist Samantha Paris appearing as a Special Guest.
Samantha Paris (also credited as Bobbi Block) is best known to Jem fans as the voice of ROXY in the JEM animated series. She has voiced numerous animated characters, including Meg Bennett in BIONIC SIX series.
Samantha's other credits and honors include over 1,000 national and regional commercials, three Clio Awards, and National Gabriel Award for Public Service Announcements.
Samantha Paris founded Voicetrax in 1988 as a voiceover-training program, the only one of its kind in the country. Since then, its curriculum has evolved into the most elite and comprehensive course of instruction available in the craft of voice acting. As always, Samantha remains dedicated to developing and mentoring the many talented individuals who come through Voicetrax’s doors.
Another of Samantha's passions is Voicetrax Casting. The casting arm of her business was founded in 1990 and has achieved a nationwide reputation amongst voiceover industry pros as the "go-to" source for locating undiscovered, distinctive, well-trained talent.
|JemCon 2008 is pleased to have producer, writer and story editor Roger Slifer appearing as a Special Guest.
Roger Slifer began his career working in comics, working at both Marvel and DC. He published one of comicdom’s first Graphic Novels, Manhunter, The Complete Saga, and while writing DC’s The Omega Men, he co-created Lobo, the popular and infamous interplanetary bounty hunter.
In the eighties and nineties, Roger worked for Sunbow Productions, first as a writer on the G.I. Joe series, and later as Sunbow’s Supervising Producer of various shows including Transformers, Conan, Bucky O’Hare, My Little Pony, G.I. Joe Extreme, and, of course, Jem. In that role, he oversaw all aspects of production, working with producers and post-production personnel at Sunbow’s co-production partners such as Marvel Productions and Graz Entertainment. In addition to his work on hundreds of hours of TV series programming, he was an executive consultant on three movies: Transformers, G.I. Joe, and My Little Pony. He was also a story editor for many series including Jem, G.I. Joe Extreme, and Streetfighter.
Roger has also written for many animated series including Jem, Bucky O’Hare, Conan, Spider-Man, Princess Tenko, G.I. Joe, and Robocop.
Most recently, he has worked as a writer and consultant in the videogames industry. He is also working on a new comic book series, The Malcontents, to be released in 2009.
|JemCon 2008 is pleased to have voice actor Michael Sheehan, the voice of Rio, appearing as a Special Guest.
After coming to Hollywood in 1971, Michael Sheehan found an apartment near Hanna-Barbera Studios, and after seven long years earned his SAG card. His first job at H-B was a cartoon series called "The Thing" (1978). Subsequently, he joined well-known agent Don Pitts and was successful in landing several cartoon series with H-B and Marvel productions, as well as Sunbow, and did hundreds of guest appearances for many Saturday morning cartoon series.
He is best known for his role as Rio Pacheco in Jem.
He has also been seen in dozens of commercials and has done voices for commercials on radio and television.
Sheehan is an accomplished artist and videographer as well as a published journalist. He writes poetry and loves to play the mountain dulcimer.
Each year, JemCon raises money for a local charity that embodies the ideals set forth by the Jem™ animated series.
This year, we chose Olive Crest Homes and Services for Abused Children as JemCon 2008's designated charity, raising $1300.
Olive Crest is one of the West Coast's premier children's charities. The organization provides support for foster kids, are an advocate against child abuse, and are dedicated to preserving families. Olive Crest has provided care for over 40,000 children and families.
Olive Crest provides many services to abused and neglected children, serving more than 650 foster children annually. They also provide 24-hour care to children who have experienced trauma, have transitional and independent living programs for young adults aged out of the foster care system, and have family preservation programs that have kept more than 1500 families together.
JemCon 2008 held a charity auction on Saturday Sept 27th to benefit Olive Crest. Many fantastic items were donated, along with personal donations for this worthy cause.
In addition, we also collected school supplies for the Olive Crest kids. Particularly needed were new backpacks, paper, binders and folders, pens and pencils, calculators and rulers.
We hope all the JemCon attendees were excited at the opportunity to help foster kids.
* The development of the produced boxed fashion.
|Complete Custom Winner
"Styla" by Rafael (RioPacheco1)
|Custom Re-paint Winner
Astral by Cori (DMs_a_Jem)
|Custom Re-root and Re-style Winner
Clash by Cori (DMs_a_Jem)
|Miscellaneous Custom Winner
MyScene Misfits by Cori (DMs_a_Jem)
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