We are very pleased to welcome the legendary Benjamin Kaltenecker to VoltCon! Aside from his bovine namesake character in Voltron Legendary Defender, Benjamin served the Line Producer for the series. His credits also include such incredible titles as The Simpsons Movie (2007), Dota: Dragon's Blood (2021) and Star Trek: Lower Decks (2020), among others.
Flint Dille wrote your childhood! From his work on 80's cartoon classics like The Transformers and G.I. Joe to interactive novels written with Dungeons & Dragons creator Gary Gygax, Dille had a hand in many pockets of 80's pop culture. He has worked with Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Frank Miller and Jack Kirby as a writer, story editor, show runner or producer of iconic entertainment.
Franklin Cofod was a director and producer of Voltron: Defender of the Universe (1984), overseeing the writing and editing process for the original series. He directed Voltron: Fleet of Doom (1986), served as producer on such classic titles as Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs (1987) and Denver the Last Dinosaur (1989), and was an editor for Battle of the Planets (1978).
Bob Koplar is the President of World Events Productions, the creators of Voltron. In addition to his key leadership role for the franchise, he was a producer on Voltron Legendary Defender (2016) and Voltron Force (2011).
Marc Morrell and Gregory Tyler administer Let's Voltron, the official podcast. For many years they have been bringing Voltron fans exclusive interviews, episode analyses, and news on all aspects of the franchise. Let’s Voltron continues to support the Voltron fandom with regular updates and recently celebrated its 200th episode!
The Shake Ups are an award-winning rock band that combines infectious tunes with cosplay and a multimedia presentation for a pop culture-fueled concert experience like no other! Their full-length album Legendary Defenders (2018) was a tribute to Voltron, and they followed it up by penning an official theme song for the convention itself in 2020, entitled "(I'll Meet You at) VoltCon!" The band has a repertoire that includes songs from and inspired by a variety of cartoon series. The Shake Ups are professional crowd pleasers - and the galaxy's most animated band!
Marika Levine, aka MamaVoltron, has been a fan of Voltron since its inception in 1984. She has been cosplaying for over 30 years and has spoken at numerous conventions. Marika is a longtime fan of animated series such as Battle of the Planets, Robotech, Gundam and Rahzephon, among others. Marika is thrilled to be back with us for VoltCon! 2021!
Eric Stocker became a fan of Voltron at the age of 11 with the original series debut. He began cosplaying in 2018, not long before undertaking a deluxe Voltron cosplay that included transformable lions, debuted at VoltCon! 2019. Eric enjoys the cosplay community and hopes to inspire others to reach outside of their comfort zones to try something new and find their own undiscovered talents.