Thursday, January 04, 2007

New Guests Announced!

SiliCon 2007 Welcomes Special Effects & Make Up Master, Ed Martinez. Ed has been a fixture of the Bay Area convention scene for years. Starting with an early interest in movies and special effects Ed plied his skills in numerous costume contests, haunted houses, and promotional events. Longing to make that last step into movies became a reality for Ed when he got a job leading the special effects department on "Dead Pit". Ed hasn't stopped since. Most people forget their roots once they make it into the spotlight, but not Mr. Martinez, if anything he goes to more conventions now than he ever did before. He teaches special effects and make up classes at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and Academy of Cosmetic Arts in Los Gatos.
Ed will be joined by Nina Kempf hosting the popular Special Make-Up Effects "How To" panel. Nina is no stranger to effects and make up herself working on several film projects and even appearing in front of the camera as a zombie in the upcoming comedy/horror film "RetarDead" Always happy to share tips and insight with fellow costumers and special effects disciples. Ed and Nina's laid back and accessible demeanor make them perfect guests for SiliCon. If you ever had that burning question of how they did that great effect in a movie or if you want to know how you can make your costume idea a reality, stop by and give our resident effects gurus a try, I'll bet you get your answer.
Ed will also be making an appearance at the Fangoria Weekend of Horrors, Jan. 5-7 at the Double Tree Hotel in San Jose, the same venue as Silicon 07. Keep watching here for even more guest updates to come!

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