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IronE Singleton is best known to audiences as the menacing kingpin Alton in the Academy Oscar Award-nominated film The Blind Side; the biggest box office grossing sports movie of all time. He is also know as the compassionate tough guy, T-Dog, in the Emmy, AFI, WGA Award Winning Golden Globe nominated TV show The Walking Dead; one of basic cable's highest rated shows for viewership. IronE's unusual name depicts his life story, his ability to play strong, multidimensional characters and has made him a memorable actor in both film and television.
Singleton appears on the big screen alongside Bow Wow and Ice Cube in Lottery Ticket. He stars alongside Nicolas Cage, Guy Pearce and January Jones in the feature film Seeking Justice and captivated the Lifetime audience in his leading role as "Glock" Nichols with Neve Campbell in An Amish Murder. Singleton's talent is on display in several television pilots, including ABC's Detroit 1-8-7, VH1's Single Ladies, and TNT's Franklin & Bash. Among his other television credits are CW's One Tree Hill and BET's Somebodies.
Born and raised in Atlanta, GA, Singleton's story embodies everything we have come to understand about the lives of many inner-city youth growing up in low-income housing projects. Fatherless and having lost his mother to HIV/AIDS when he was a senior in high school and watched his brother spend most of his life in Georgia's prison system, IronE fought to have a life far different from the one he knew growing up. The "irony" of his story is that, while all the odds were stacked against him, IronE Singleton still overcame his troubled childhood to attend the University of Georgia (UGA) on academic and football scholarships where he completed a double major in Theater and Speech Communications.
IronE has served as an Emcee/crowd entertainer, working with large scale events such as the Essenes Music Festival, NASCAR, The Atlanta Braves, The Atlanta Hawks, The Little League World Series, to name a few. With such a compelling story and over 20 years of experience Emceeing and entertaining audiences in large arenas, IronE has become a consummate inspirational and motivational speaker and has captivated audiences of all ages, small and large with his message of truth and love. His speaking engagements have ranged from venues both private and public and have included public schools, churches, conventions, universities and more.
Prior to breaking into film and television, Singleton wrote, directed and performed a critically acclaimed One Man Stage production entitled Blindsided by the Walking Dead (formerly IronE . . . The Resurrected) which garnered rave reviews inspiring IronE to transcribe the production into his autobiography Blindsided by The Walking Dead which chronicles his life from poverty to fame. His ambition is to have it produced as a movie along with his current screenplay Volleyball Vixens.
Amongst many talents, IronE is also a lyricist and recently completed his debut, 10 track album, Hip-Hipcrisy which includes titles such as We Are The Walking Dead and The Blind Side. In "Hip-Hopcrisy" Singleton also reflects on society at large and the ills that we face as a people. His ambition is to encourage, inspire and motivate us all towards positive change for the betterment of humanity.
IronE has been featured on CNN news room with Don Lemon, CBS Better Mornings, Current TV's "Say Anything" with Joy Behar, Fox Business News with Stuart Varney, and featured on the cover of numerous magazines including Entertainment Weekly. In addition, he has participated in live broadcasts with an endless list of major radio stations.
James Fipps is a 41 year old graphic designer and professional cosplayer from St. Louis MO.
James has been involved in the Haunt Industry and doing spfx makeup for 23 years. He has been cosplaying for almost 10 years, and has been building commissioned props, costumes and replicas for people all over the world for 5 years. His graphic design experience stems over 20+ years.
He has been involved in many charities and charitable groups for several years now, and continues on his journey daily to make others happy with his creations.
Most known for his Iron Man suits, he built a name for himself in the cosplay community and is now building just about anything you can imagine!
James has earned quite a few awards for his creations such as Best in Show, Best Male Hero and Best Masters Craftsmanship just to name a few. Those award winning cosplays have made him into the builder/designer he is today. As the founder/owner of JF Costume Creations, he strives to give his clients the very best product and service that he can. He can be seen on an episode of Heroes of Cosplay, and most recently was a featured contestant on SyFy's latest hit show, Cosplay Melee! You can view him in episode 5 of CM for the Superhero themed episode.
James has been a guest at several conventions, running panels and judging contests as well as teaching at Midwest Costume Academy.
Recently James has taken a position at Creative Visions working on large scale props, animatronics and other attraction based projects that travel all over the world.
James' positive attitude and willingness to teach others his craft have made an impact not only in the local community, but worldwide as well.
Lloyd D. Newcomb grew up in the contton country of the Missouri boot heel. After working the fields all day he would read books at night by lamplight. His love for reading created a desire to excel in English and literature. Lloyd spent three years in the United States Marine Corp before retiring from the Los Angeles Police Department. He attended Los Angeles Harbor Junior College and Dominguez Hills State College where he received a B.A. in English. He currently resides with his wife, Sandra, in the beautiful Ozark hills of Missouri. He is co-founder with his son, Daniel L. Newcomb, of the West Plains Writers Group.
Christine James lives in southern Missouri, and is about as country as a girl can get. She is a lover of almost all animals — with 2 dogs, 5 cats and a hedgehog. She is a country girl that loves spending time fishing, camping and playing in the mud.
When she's not writing or reading, she makes specialty cakes. She like and often attempts new hobbies all the time, eventually losing interest and returning to cakes. Writing has been a passion of hers since she was eleven years old, and it has only grown since. She is a firm believer in laughter. If everyone would just laugh a little more and complain a little less, then maybe — just maybe — the world would be a brighter place.
She has two amazing sons and a fabulous husband that are her biggest fans and supporters. In 2014 her youngest son was diagnosed with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder). Since then she's become an advocate for Autism research. She is working with her publishing house to help bring awareness to the world about autism through Project 50/50.
God, family and friends are the most important things in the world to her! If you have those three, well, you're blessed!
A few interesting and weird things about me:
- Hates wearing shoes and dressed (avoids both like the plague).
- Hate the sound of creaking doors.
- The smell and taste of bananas make me wanna gag.
- Have a weird obsession with numbers. They have to be in invrements of five or an even number with everything.
- I eat mustard with plain potato chips.
- I have two guilty pleasure television shows. Dawson's Creek and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
- The sound of people drinking (gulping liquids), chewing ice, swallowing or breathing drives me crazy. Literally, it makes me want to stab someone with a spoon.
- I say awesome entirely too much.
- I am a die-hard Johnny Depp fan. Hard core borderline crazy about it.
- I love rainy, gloomy and dreary days. They make me happy. Bright and sunny days usually make me grumpy.
Links to find me:
- email@example.com (yes that is Y mail and not G mail)
- My publishing house:
- www.bgp-publishing.com for more information on Project 50/50
- Purchase Links:
EVR = Epicness Vastness Realism That is my motto, and the goals I strive towards in all my writing. I seek to create worlds that we can all explore together, while at the same time getting us to think about how we live our lives. The S.T.A.R. Chronicles asks if a time ever comes that we stop fighting for what we believe, if we should just give up and surrender to the powers around us. It does this by removing good and evil from the equation and documenting the struggles of people on both sides of a war as they attempt to create a better human race. I'm just trying to figure out this life I was given, and writing has become the best way for me to do that.
Toni is a costumer, cosplayer and props mistress in Southwest Missouri. Originally from Chicago, Toni attended schooling for fashion design and costume construction. She has also produced many costumes and clothing pieces since the age of 8. working in the theatre industry for over 20 years, Toni has worked with many shows and productions such as The Wizard of Oz and Jamboree Rock Fest. As a cosplayer and costumer, she has created movie replica costumes for herself and others. Such costumes include Bellatrix Lestrange, Tia Dalma and Pirate King Swan. As a construct artist, she has started her own business creating accessories, props and jewelry. Toni has judged costume competitions, given lectures and speeches, and has played MC to many events over the last 10 years. Toni has been working in theatre and production for 20 years. Toni also works with several production companies in Branson and Springfield doing technical theatre work. She has toured the world as props, wardrobe, lighting and stage crew. Toni enjoys subcultures and stereotypical nerdy/geeky stuff, has a passion for history and self-education, a love for coffee and tea, is a patron of free thinking and enlightenment, and is an avid supporter for the environment. In her down time, Toni enjoys steampunk and gaming. She has been a part of the steampunk community since 2001.
Blink of an Eye Illusions
Blink of an Eye Illusions is a duo of close up magicians, based in southern Missouri, comprised of Chance Howell and Randy Follis. We do material for all ages and events.