Michael "Knightmage" Wilson
Youngstown, OH, USA
Michael "Knightmage" Wilson was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and now resides in Youngstown, Ohio.
A current decorated 16 year veteran Deputy Sheriff for the Mahoning County Sheriff's Office in Ohio, Michael has been cosplaying since 2012 but the love for the comic and video game genre has been in his heart since he was little as it shows when he creates his costumes. Having many of his creations praised and displayed on numerous platforms in print and online, Michael has judged multiple cosplay contests as well as hosts cosplay panels at conventions showcasing the positive, inspiring and supportive side of cosplay.
Having a love for acting and stunt work, Michael has worked on several Hollywood comic book movie productions including The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises, Captain America 2: Winter Soldier and more.
Michael was also an alternate for the 2006 reality show "Who Wants To Be A Superhero" hosted by Stan Lee. Michael has worked on and has been featured in several fan films and productions such as "Flash Fall" by Together Brother Productions and the YouTube series "MAN AT ARMS: Reforged - Predator Blades". Michael has also created various costumes for World Wrestling Entertainment superstars.
Michael also is a spokes model for the independent comic companies "Shot In The Dark Comics" and "Transgenesis Comics", having his likeness used for upcoming comic book characters.
Genuinely loving to entertain, make a positive impact and bring smiles, Michael most often uses his costuming by participating in many charitable events, benefits, parades, birthdays and hospital visits to children. This has led him to becoming a member of esteemed costuming groups such as "The League of Heroes, The Heroes Alliance-Ohio Branch, East Coast Avengers, Costumers with a Cause and Superheroes to Kids in Ohio and Heroic Inner Kids". Michael often works closely with local and national charity organizations as a sponsor, such as The Make-A- Wish Foundation, Capes 4 Heroes, Putting Downs First , Angels for Animals and many others. This has led Michael to making the "Knightmage: Cosplay Against/Awareness Campaign".
Michael has received numerous awards for his charitable deeds including the "'Outstanding Service Award" from Credit Where Credit Is Due and most notably the "Presidential Volunteers Award" from President Barack Obama and the White House.
Convention Guest Appearances
- Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia 2019 - June 13-16, 2019 in Philadelphia, PA, USA
- Fan Expo Dallas 2019 - May 3-5, 2019 in Dallas, TX, USA
- Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo 2019 - April 25-28, 2019 in Calgary, AB
- Capital City Comic Con 2019 - March 22-24, 2019 in Victoria, BC
- Metrotham Con 2019 - March 22-24, 2019 in East Ridge, TN, USA
- Wizard World Comic Con Cleveland 2019 - March 8-10, 2019 in Cleveland, OH, USA
- Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans 2019 - January 4-6, 2019 in New Orleans, LA, USA 2018
- Grand Rapids Comic-Con 2018 - November 9-11, 2018 in Grand Rapids, MI, USA
- Hal-Con 2018 - October 26-28, 2018 in Halifax, NS
- Cincinnati Comic Expo 2018 - September 14-16, 2018 in Cincinnati, OH, USA
- Wizard World Comic Con Chicago 2018 - August 23-26, 2018 in Rosemont, IL, USA
- Dublin Comic Con 2018 - August 11-12, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland
- Blerdcon 2018 - July 27-29, 2018 in Arlington, VA, USA
- CONvergence 2018 - July 5-8, 2018 in Minneapolis, MN, USA
- Anime Festival Wichita 2018 - June 29 - July 1, 2018 in Wichita, KS, USA
- A-Kon 2018 - June 7-10, 2018 in Fort Worth, TX, USA
- Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia 2018 - May 17-20, 2018 in Philadelphia, PA, USA
- CoastCon 2018 - March 16-18, 2018 in Biloxi, MS, USA
- Cleveland ConCoction 2018 - March 9-11, 2018 in Aurora, OH, USA
- Wizard World Comic Con Cleveland 2018 - March 2-4, 2018 in Cleveland, OH, USA
- Con Nooga 2018 - February 23-25, 2018 in Chattanooga, TN, USA 2017
- Comic Con Arabia 2017 - November 23-25, 2017 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
- Wizard World Comic Con Austin 2017 - November 17-19, 2017 in Austin, TX, USA
- Wizard World Comic Con Oklahoma City 2017 - October 27-29, 2017 in Oklahoma City, OK, USA
- Grand Rapids Comic-Con 2017 - October 20-22, 2017 in Grand Rapids, MI, USA
- Spa-Con 2017 - September 22-24, 2017 in Hot Springs, AR, USA
- Wizard World Comic Con Columbus (Ohio) 2017 - August 4-6, 2017 in Columbus, OH, USA
- Dokidokon 2017 - July 28-30, 2017 in Kalamazoo, MI, USA
- Tokyo in Tulsa 2017 - July 14-16, 2017 in Tulsa, OK, USA
- Gojotekicon 2017 - May 5-7, 2017 in Ashland, OH, USA
- Animatic Con 2017 - March 24-26, 2017 in Cincinnati, OH, USA
- Con Nooga 2017 - February 24-26, 2017 in Chattanooga, TN, USA 2016
- WV Pop Culture Con 2016 - August 27-28, 2016 in Morgantown, WV, USA
33 confirmed guest appearances