CHRISTOPHER R. MIHM
INDUSTRY GUEST

Christopher R. Mihm is the writer, director, and producer of the films of the "Mihmiverse," a series of award-winning, loosely interlinked feature-length films which pay homage to 1950s-era "drive-in cinema."

Mr. Mihm's filmmaking career began in 2006 with the release of his first retro-styled film, "The Monster of Phantom Lake." Made on a nearly non-existent budget, the film went on to garner much critical acclaim, appear in numerous film festivals, win multiple awards and, to this day, continues to screen across the world.

Since his first film, Mr. Mihm has released one new as-authentic-as-possible 1950s-style feature a year, many of which have received numerous accolades, nominations, and awards. "Attack of the Moon Zombies" raked in the most 2011 Dead Letter Awards at mailorderzombie.com. "House of Ghosts" beat out several big budget films to win the coveted Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Award for Best Independent Feature in 2012. Mr. Mihm's ode to the "big bug" films of the 1950s, "The Giant Spider," won the Forrest J. Ackerman Film Award at the Famous Monsters of Filmland Film Festival and the Best Action/Horror Feature award at the Highway 61 Film Festival.

Christopher R. Mihm has been featured in many publications, both online and off, including SCI-FI Magazine, Screem, Famous Monsters of Filmland and Scary Monsters Magazine. Mr. Mihm was the recipient of the first-ever Roger & Julie Corman Intrepid Filmmaker award at the ninth annual Fargo Fantastic Film Festival, won the Best Director award from mailorderzombie.com and received the key to the city of Forest Lake, MN, where July 30th was officially declared "Christopher R. Mihm Day."

On Saturday August 12, there will be marathon of Mihmiverse films shown at Infinicon hosted by Mr. Mihm. Souvenir access badges and copies of each film will be available in between films or at Mr. Mihm's booth where he will be meeting fans and signing DVDs.




ERICA MUSE
COSPLAY GUEST

Erica Muse was 8 years old when she fell in love with costuming. Her dad enjoyed creating his own character costumes for Halloween. Halloween was Erica's favorite holiday and an important one for her family. Her parent's anniversary was on that day. Her brother's birthday was just 4 days before.

She has been making her own costumes since 2006 after she joined an anime club and took a High School sewing class. Erica can be found at nearly all of the 'nerdy awesome conventions' in DFW and works with Charisma+2 among other agencies and booths.

As a happy owner of over 200 costumes, Erica continues to expand her growing arsenal-of-incredible. More than 40 are established, specific characters. Followers of Erica Muse are familiar with her added talents: singing, dancing, and acting with the hope that some day she may be able to focus exclusively on the things that inspire.

Erica's personal goal is to encourage everyone she meets with her genuine outgoing personality and greet all costumers and fans personally at her convention appearances. Everything else will come naturally.