Michael "Knightmage" Wilson
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.
Sci-fi Convention Guest Appearances
- GalaxyCon Columbus 2022 - December 2-4, 2022 in Columbus, OH
- SoonerCon 2022 - June 24-26, 2022 in Norman, OK
- Fan Expo Cleveland 2022 - April 29 - May 1, 2022 in Cleveland, OH 2021
- Spa-Con 2021 - September 24-26, 2021 in Hot Springs, AR 2020
Spa-Con 2020 - September 18-20, 2020 in Hot Springs, ARConvention Cancelled Cleveland ConCoction 2020 - March 20-22, 2020 in Aurora, OHConvention Cancelled
- GalaxyCon Richmond 2020 - February 28 - March 1, 2020 in Richmond, VA 2019
- Fan Expo Dallas 2019 - May 3-5, 2019 in Dallas, TX
- Calgary Expo 2019 - April 25-28, 2019 in Calgary, AB, Canada
- Capital City Comic Con 2019 - March 22-24, 2019 in Victoria, BC, Canada
- Metrotham Con 2019 - March 22-24, 2019 in East Ridge, TN 2018
- Hal-Con 2018 - October 26-28, 2018 in Halifax, NS, Canada
- Blerdcon 2018 - July 27-29, 2018 in Arlington, VA
- CONvergence 2018 - July 5-8, 2018 in Minneapolis, MN
- CoastCon 2018 - March 16-18, 2018 in Biloxi, MS
- Cleveland ConCoction 2018 - March 9-11, 2018 in Aurora, OH
- Con Nooga 2018 - February 23-25, 2018 in Chattanooga, TN 2017
- Spa-Con 2017 - September 22-24, 2017 in Hot Springs, AR
- Calgary Expo 2017 - April 27-30, 2017 in Calgary, AB, Canada
- Con Nooga 2017 - February 24-26, 2017 in Chattanooga, TN
18 confirmed guest appearances
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