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Holiday Cosplay Tampa Bay is highlighting Avengers with big-time voice actors, nationally-known comic artists, and pro cosplayers. The winter-themed comic convention is on December 10-11 at the Tampa Convention Center. And tickets are affordable at $30 for a single day and $45 for a weekend pass.
The Avengers lineup includes voice actors Jason Spisak, Colleen O’Shaughnessey, and Sean Chiplock who portray Avengers characters in video games and animated series. And comic artist Sam de la Rosa has illustrated a cover, while Nguyen illustrated the Young Avengers for a gaming box set. In addition, Plexi and Avera have cosplayed Wanda, the Scarlet Witch.
Meet the voice actors, comic artists, and pro cosplayers who have portrayed or illustrated Avengers characters — at least their artists, voice actors, and cosplayer — Holiday Cosplay Tampa Bay, Florida Comic Cons, a news media website that covers conventions and cosplayers in The Sunshine State, posted a blog that explains how Avengers are assembling at Holiday Cosplay Tampa Bay. Below is a preview.
Jason Spisak is the voice of Wade Wilson Deadpool in the animated TV series Marvel Future Avengers. He also is well-known for many beloved characters in popular shows like Silco from Arcane, Kid Flash from Young Justice, Lux Bonteri in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Razer in Green Lantern: The Animated Series, Bartz Klauser in Final Fantasy V, and Joker in Batman: Hush.
Colleen O’Shaughnessey voices The Wasp in popular animated series The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. She is also known for anime characters in shows like Miles “Tails” Prower in Sonic, Ino Yamanaka in Naruto, Nelliel in Bleach, and Sora Takenouchi in Digimon. And she is the voice of Jazz Fenton in Danny Phantom (that’s right, she’s Danny Phantom’s sister).
Sean Chiplock is the voice of Spider-Man in the video game ‘Marvel’s Avengers,’ a 2020 action-adventure brawler game that is played from a third-person perspective and has both single-player and multiplayer modes. The character Spider-Man (Peter Benjamin Parker) was released into the game late 2021, as the central part of the ‘With Great Power’ hero event. Chiplock’s work beyond Spider-Man includes voicing anime characters like Diluc in Genshin Impact, Subaru Natsuki in Re:Zero, Guido Mista in Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure.
Sam de la Rosa is credited as part of the crew who illustrated The Mighty Avengers #246. He is well-known for his work on Venom, Carnage, and the Symbiotes as well as other Marvel titles Spider-Man, Black Panther, and X-Men.
Tom Nguyen illustrated the Young Avengers — which includes Patriot, Stature, Wiccan, Hulkling, Speed, Iron Lad, Hawkeye, and Vision — for Marvel’s Legendary: Civil War gaming box set by Upper Deck Entertainment. He also is known for his work on major titles such as Batman, Green Lantern, JLA, and Superman: The Man of Steel. (image of Young Avengers- top row: Vision / bottom row: Hulking, Patriot, Wiccan)
PlexiCosplay has not only portrayed the Scarlet Witch, but she also sells a finished WandaVision Scarlet Witch Crown and a finished Multiverse Scarlet Witch Resin Crown. The talented cosplayer, from Baltimore, Maryland, specializes in EVA foam, SFX, and armor painting as well as unique elements like wings and lights. Her cosplay journey began in 2017 with winning 1st Place Amateur at Baltimore Comic Con, and followed with a string of first place awards that included 1st Place Armor at NYCC Eastern Regional Championships 2019, and 1st place SFX at Twitchcon 2020.
Avera Cosplay has portrayed many characters in her cosplay career. But her cosplay of Scarlet Witch at MegaCon 2022 in July was truly unique because of who was under the costume. She was eight months pregnant at the time with baby Zoe. (and if you know Avera like we do then you’re aware she doesn’t slow down for anything!). Avera is a Fort Myers, Florida-based pro cosplayer who has earned top awards from the largest conventions in the nation like Megacon Orlando and Dragon Con in Atlanta. And she also has garnered major awards from large Florida conventions like Tampa Bay Comic Convention and Florida Supercon. Also, she just finished in the top four in a national competition.
There also will be more than 50 hours of programming, ranging from cosplay contests and a TikTok Film Festival to back-to-back panels on topics only nerds can appreciate. (not to mention the best holiday shopping in the universe, and an enormous holiday tree with a nerdy Santa for unique holiday photos).