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.
Anime Convention Guest Appearances
- Ohayocon 2024 - January 18-21, 2024 in Columbus, OH 2023
- Spa-Con 2023 - September 22-24, 2023 in Hot Springs, AR
- Saboten Con 2023 - September 1-4, 2023 in Phoenix, AZ
- Kitsune Kon 2023 - July 21-23, 2023 in Green Bay, WI
- Oz-Con 2023 - April 28-30, 2023 in West Plains, MO 2022
- GalaxyCon Columbus 2022 - December 2-4, 2022 in Columbus, OH
- Saboten Con 2022 - September 2-5, 2022 in Phoenix, AZ
- SoonerCon 2022 - June 24-26, 2022 in Norman, OK
- Fan Expo Cleveland 2022 - April 29 - May 1, 2022 in Cleveland, OH
- Oz-Con 2022 - April 22-24, 2022 in West Plains, MO 2021
- Spa-Con 2021 - September 24-26, 2021 in Hot Springs, AR 2020
- GalaxyCon Richmond 2020 - February 28 - March 1, 2020 in Richmond, VA 2019
- Ama-Con 2019 - August 3-4, 2019 in Amarillo, TX
- Fan Expo Dallas 2019 - May 3-5, 2019 in Dallas, TX 2018
- Blerdcon 2018 - July 27-29, 2018 in Arlington, VA
- Anime Festival Wichita 2018 - June 29 - July 1, 2018 in Wichita, KS
- A-Kon 2018 - June 7-10, 2018 in Fort Worth, TX
- Con Nooga 2018 - February 23-25, 2018 in Chattanooga, TN 2017
- Dokidokon 2017 - July 28-30, 2017 in Kalamazoo, MI
- Tokyo in Tulsa 2017 - July 14-16, 2017 in Tulsa, OK
- Gojotekicon 2017 - May 5-7, 2017 in Ashland, OH
- Animatic Con 2017 - March 24-26, 2017 in Cincinnati, OH
- Con Nooga 2017 - February 24-26, 2017 in Chattanooga, TN 2016
- WV Pop Culture Con 2016 - August 27-28, 2016 in Morgantown, WV
24 confirmed guest appearances
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