Tracy Lynn Cruz is most famously known for her role as Ashley Hammond, the Yellow Ranger, in the 1990’s pop culture phenomenon Power Rangers Turbo and Power Rangers In Space. However, Tracy’s superpowers have extended far beyond the big screen… She is the loving mother of four children, two impacted by Autism, and is now a Family Ambassador at Spectrum Care Alliance. Through the successes and continued challenges in her family’s journey, Tracy has bravely chosen to use her celebrity platform to share how she turned obstacles into opportunities. Her passion is empowering families to shift focus from fear of the future to celebrating successes while remembering how far they’ve come. In addition to empowering her own children, Tracy has also managed to beautifully maintain and grow her relationship with her husband of 23 years despite the daunting rollercoaster of finding, adjusting and managing the comprehensive care for their children. Tracy will be helping various communities impacted by Autism share their stories, learn from each other, and celebrate all impacted children’s superpowers!
Check out her Social Media Instagram (@TLCYellowRanger), Twitter (@TLCYellowRanger) and Facebook (@TLCYellowRanger)
#TracyLynnCruz #AshleyHammond #PowerRangers #YellowRanger #YellowPowerRanger #PowerRangersTurbo #YellowTurboRanger #ShiftIntoTurbo #PowerRangersInSpace #YellowSpaceRanger #LetsRocket
Carla Perez is known for trying to take over the world as Empress Rita Repulsa on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Power Rangers Zeo and in Space, Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie and The Ranger Short that took YouTube by storm in 2015 Power/Rangers. She also was a Ziktor’s Beauty in V.R. Troopers.
Check out her Social Media Instagram (@carla_ritarepulsa), Twitter (@realritarepulsa) and Facebook (@officialcarlaperez)
#carlaperez #ritarepulsa #realritarepulsa #powerrangers #mightymorphinpowerrangers #mmpr
Kevin Duhaney is known as the video game loving, computer wiz, Dino Thunder Blue Ranger, Ethan James who made it cool to be nerdy. He is also known for Keenon in Four Brothers, Young Thurgood in Half Baked, Otis in Honey and Theo in Looped.
Check out his Social Media Instagram (@kevinduhaney), Twitter (@TheKidKD) and Facebook (@kevinkdduhaney)
#kevinduhaney #ethanjames #dinothunderblue #dinothunderblueranger #dinothunder #powerrangers #powerrangersdinothunder #bluedinothunder #bluedinothunderranger
Jeff Parazzo is known as the complex, artistic, strong and caring Trent Fernandez (aka Trent Mercer) the White Dino Ranger, love interest of Kira (Yello Dino Ranger). Jeff has reprised this role in Power Rangers S.P.D., Megaforce and most recently Ninja Steel’s famous Dimensions in Danger Episode. He has also appeared on shows such as “Flashpoint”, “Nikita”, “Degrassi” and “Suits”. Jeff also starred in the critically acclaimed feature film titled “Late Fragment” North America’s first interactive film that opened at The Toronto International Film Festival.
Check out his Social Media Instagram (@jeffparazzo), Twitter (@jeffparazzo) and Facebook (@jeffparazzo)
#jeffreyparazzo #TrentFernandez #dinothunderwhite #dinothunderwhiteranger #dinothunder #powerrangers #powerrangersdinothunder #whitedinothunder #whitedinothunderranger
Kyle Higgins is a #1 New York Times Best Selling author whose past work includes Nightwing, Batman Eternal, Gates of Gotham, Batman Beyond 2.0, C.O.W.L., Hadrian’s Wall, The Winter Soldier and The Dead Hand. In 2018, he completed work spearheading the highly successful comic book reboot of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, which culminated the summer hit Power Rangers: Shattered Grid.
At present, Kyle is writing the feature adaptation of Hadrian’s Wall for studio Gunpowder & Sky, which he will also direct.
We are honored to announce our next guest The very cool and amazing #markrichardson
Mark Richardson was the prop master for the first 10 years of the Power Rangers franchise. This included the series from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers all the way through Wild Force. During that time Mark created some of the most iconic props such as the Communicators. He also played numerous characters on the show. These included Lord Zedd in the Turbo movie and provided the voice of Serpicon in Time Force, just to name a few. Besides being responsible for the props he also took care of Alpha 5 and the overall atmosphere smoke on the show.
Mark continues to work in the film industry and is currently working with Jeff Bridges on the show “The Old Man.”
#rangerstation #powerrangers #powerrangercon #convention #con #powerrangerconvention #philadelphiapowerrangers
Justin Smith – Founder of Arizona Legacy Rangers charity group. Cosplays include Yellow MMPR, Yellow Ninjetti, Madame Woe, and Ernie! He also played an angry parent in Nakia Burrise’s Class Dismissed season 2.
He has an important bar
to run at our event
Johnny B. Melendez is a prop maker and cosplay creator. He attended his first convention back in 2008 in his first cosplay which was Ironman made from recyclable materials. In 2010 he attended his second cosplay as a skull leader from Robotech and caught the attention of MTV GEEK and other media outlets. That year I decided to create more costumes and began to work with different cosplayers and collaborate, including Eric “The Smoke” Moran. Every cosplay and prop is created free handed. Today in the cosplay community and he is known as Johnny B. Props. As a prop maker he is also known for Quality Props with a speedy turn around for a great price.
Zac Taylor or Electro Z Cosplay is a sixth degree black belt in Taekwon-Do. He is also an international instructor, national and international champion, world competitor, and class A umpire. He has been a member of team USA multiple times and an official at world championships. In 2016 he opened his own Martial Arts school where he teaches Taekwon-Do and Hapkido. He has attracted many black belts to his school and loves training and developing students as well as helping them achieve their goals. Also, he is a founding member of ITF HQ-USA where he is the Ohio State Representative. Zac very much enjoys entertaining people. Through cosplay, he loves to bring his favorite characters to life and smiles to people’s faces. Although he has been dressing as his favorite characters for as long as he can remember, he began trooping with the 501st Legion in 2011. He is also involved with other groups like the Heroes Alliance that gives him the opportunity to do many charity events. He feels it is very rewarding to have helped make someone else’s day, even if just for a short time. His most notable cosplays include The Flash, Emperor Palpatine, Anakin Skywalker, Lord Zedd, and the Red Mighty Morphin Power Ranger, among others. Outside of cosplay and martial arts, he has had the opportunity to combine his skills to get into acting and stunt work. He is a stunt team member of Steel Legion Stunts, a stunt team based out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has been involved with various projects including movies, fan films and 48 hour film competitions such as The Three Chocolatiers: The Cotton Tail Of Revenge, and Unclean Hands.
owner feature with Co-Owner cosplay guest Deh Putty
1. When did your love for power rangers start?
I’d say I came to love Power Rangers probably around when I was 7 years old. It was during the franchise’s run of its first season, but I’m honestly not sure exactly how long it had already been airing at the time. All I know is I turned the channel to Fox Kids one afternoon, saw all the bright suits, martial arts & explosions, and I was instantly hooked!
2. What’s your favorite season or top favorites?
If I had to say I had one season that was my favorite in particular, it would definitely have to be In Space. Looking at how it was the first season with a progressive plot, thematic writing, and characters that were given depth to the point that you could sympathize with the villain, In Space became the new gold standard in what makes a great season of Power Rangers to me! That, and the fact that it was the season that saved the franchise overall, thereby allowing new fans to continue discovering Power Rangers in its current form, and its fairly obvious why I hold this one in such high regard.
3. What’s your favorite ranger to cosplay?
My favorite Ranger-related cosplay(s) is/are absolutely my namesake: the Putty Patrol. It’s lightweight to wear, easy to see, hear & move around in, and super comfy. On top of that, Putties are just plain fun! I’d say my favorite part of watching any episode in the first 2 seasons of MMPR was when the unmorphed Rangers would fight the Putties and beat them down with occasionally humorous results. Having met and made friends with a few people from the show’s stunt team who played Putties has also helped give me a greater sense of appreciation for them, so it’s when I’m in costume that I’m extra happy to hear fans say they just have to punch me (plus it’s always a good excuse for me to have some fun and mess around with them a bit lol)! In general I enjoy cosplaying minions, which is I’ve also done the Quantron from In Space and the Skug from VR Troopers, but Putties will always be my favorite.
4. Who was your fav ranger? Favorite villain?
My favorite Ranger has been a bit varied to be honest. At first it was Billy because I felt I could relate to him what with having a stronger focus on academics over athletics at a young age. At the same time it didn’t take long for me to get caught up in joining the Tommy/Green Ranger bandwagon like everyone else at the height of the craze, but eventually I got around to noticing girls and then my focus turned much more to Kim, Trini, and the pinks and yellows that came after them lol. But it wasn’t until I became a devoted Space fan that I found my all-time favorite: Zhane, the Silver Ranger. Being a Star Wars fan as well, it was easy to see all the homages and parallels they were trying to pull with this season, and everything about Zhane just screamed Han Solo. Besides, how could you not love a guy who could totally turn the charm onto an ultra-hot villainess???
In case you couldn’t tell from my previous answer, my favorite villainess has to be Astronema. “Why?”, you might ask? She’s Astronema. And if you still need to ask, I’m afraid we don’t have enough time for that answer lol. But a solid second is absolutely Rita Repulsa. As to why that is, well the short-short answer is you really can’t enjoy being a Putty without having any devotion to Rita herself, plain and simple.
5. Why did you want to start Ranger Station?
Ranger Station is something that I’ve been thinking about for a while now. I suppose it for the simple reason that there hasn’t been an event like it anywhere in the northeast as of yet, though there’s plenty of Ranger fans here as well. There’s the big one, PMC, but that’s in California and only once every 2 years, while Rangerstop has been a yearly thing in Florida. They’re both great shows and quite popular, but the fact is there’s always people out there who want to go yet aren’t able to for one reason or another. For that reason, having another centralized event in this region seemed like a good idea and also an opportunity for highlighting what there is to offer around here. Besides, the Power Rangers protect all of Earth, so it shouldn’t be a surprise to see them show up anywhere as well, right?
The Lehigh Valley POWER Rangers
(LVPR) was established in 2019. They operate in and around North eastern, PA and central Jersey. Their goal is to create a joyful experience and spread their passion for Power Rangers at each event they are apart of. Through fond childhood memories of the Power Rangers franchise the founding members bonded and the LVPR where born. LVPR are excited to be attending the first all Power Rangers event in the Philadelphia area.
Pixel lad is a cosplayer based in philly who is well known for cosplaying the blue power ranger for the cosplay group the Philadelphia power rangers. He is also a co-founder of the Philadelphia webwarriors.
Meet the owners feature co-owner @darkprince_cosplay (also founding member of the LVPR)
When did your love for power rangers start?
Darkprince: It started in 1993, i use to watch it when it aired before I went to school.
What’s your favorite season or top favorite?
Darkprince: My favorites are MMPR, Mystic Force, and Dino thunder, and SPD
Who was your favorite ranger? Favorite villain?
Darkprince: My favorite ranger is the Green Mighty Morphin and 2nd favorite is Mike the Green Samurai Ranger.
My favorite villains are Rita Repulsa and astronama
Why did you want to start ranger station?
Darkprince: I wanted to start Ranger Station to bring Power Ranger fans in this part of the country (East Coast) together and bring something unique to the fans of this fandom.
Meet the owners feature she she will also be a featured cosplay guest. Here is our interview with Lady J
RS: When did your love for Power Rangers start?
Lady J: With the very first episode of Mighty Morphin debuted and been hooked ever since
RS: What’s your favorite season or top favorite seasons?
Lady J: My ultimate favorite is MMPR with Time Force and Dino Thunder tied for second. I also enjoyed Dino Charge
RS: what’s your fav ranger cosplay?
Lady J: I love that I’m known in the Philadelphia area as MMPR yellow ranger so any variation of her or Scorpina.
RS: Who was your fav ranger?
Lady J: I have so many but top few are MMPR yellow, blue and green; Time Force Blue and Pink; Dino Thunder Blue; Dino Charge Purple
RS: Favorite villain?
Lady J: Scorpina, Goldar and Rita from MMPR
RS: Why did you want to start Ranger Station?
Lady J: We have a ton of amazing Ranger fans in the Philadelphia area and a lot can’t get out to California as much as we would all love to go to PMC. I was hoping to get the East Coast Ranger Fans a place to all come together and enjoy our fandom with a community of just ranger fans. Most other events have shared fandoms and I love a lot of other fandoms myself but I wanted a place that was Morphinominal that has features only Ranger fans would understand.
Lady J not only an amazing cosplayer she used her cosplay with her other passion charity work and is one of the founding members of the cosplay charity group the @philadelphia avengers
She is also known as #phillyyellow
of @philadelphia power rangers , is also th owner of @ladyj nerdy shop
Kati Coe is a cosplayer, collector, and lover of all things nerdy. As the owner of Red Bandana, a toy/comics/video game shop, she enjoys attending conventions where she is able to meet other enthusiastic supporters of geek culture. As a guest for many East Coast conventions, she has often voiced her support of inclusivity within the community, hoping to help build a welcoming foundation of acceptance for all.
Red Bandana is a collectibles shop with experience in buying and selling comics, retro toys, and video games! Located in Milford, Delaware, we’ve continued to grow as part of our community for the past four years. As well as a dedication to customer service and satisfaction, we pride ourselves on providing great products at fair prices. Whether you’ve been working on your collection for years, or are looking for your very first piece, you’ll be sure to enjoy your visit to Red Bandana
Patrick Skye is a New York City cosplayer. He is a cosplay actor who is featured in fan film projects such as Shattered Connection & Chronicles of the Master Morpher and a Power Rangers enthusiast. Patrick is also a published cosplayer and has been featured in magazines such as Cosplay Culture & Cosplay Realm Magazine. He has been actively cosplaying for over 10 years within the cosplay, convention circuit and currently pursuing growth into film.
IG and FB @patrickskye.co
is not only a cosplayer He is a former Marine & pro wrestler. He is also an actor, producer, one of the host of @ptcgamingshow and is #phillyblack
in the cosplay group the Philadelphia POWER Rangers
just to name a few of his many endeavors
is a cosplayer and educator whose cosplays often reflect her love for making children happy
Both represent fighters in the amazing new game @vtheroes (on IG) as #vtheroes
Grey and Red
The powers of the Rangers is being harnessed by #mortalkombat
ninjas how is this happening? What will the Rangers do? To find out follow @kombat_in_the_grid
(All handles are IG)