Actor, Writer, and Producer Mike C. Manning to be Guests of Honor at Pride Con 2016

Pride Con is pleased to announce Mike C. Manning will be a Guest of Honor at its inaugural convention. Pride Con, Be Proud, is a two-day convention scheduled for July 29th through 30th, 2016, at the Hilton Anaheim in Anaheim, CA. He will participate in panel sessions, meet-n-greets, autograph sessions, and more.

Mike C. Manning is an actor, writer and producer of award-winning film and television content. Mike was seen starring in the Disney Channel Original Movie Cloud 9. His role as Nick Swift played well to Manning’s strengths and interests in extreme sports including skydiving, bungee jumping and snowboarding.

Manning stars in the upcoming film Love Is All You Need, alongside Elisabeth Rohm, Briana Evigan, Emily Osmett, and Tyler Blackburn. Manning will also be seen in the Jeff Grace-directed film Folk Hero & Funny Guy, with Wyatt Russell, Melanie Lynskey, and New Girl’s Hannah Simone, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April, 2016. In addition to acting, he is an executive producer on the film. Prior to that, he acted in I Do alongside Jamie-Lynn Sigler and Alicia Witt, The Hallmark Channel's Operation Cupcake, as well as Black Hearts. Additional credits include: Hawaii Five-0 on CBS, Crash & Bernstein on Disney XD, Delirium, Limelight, and the online series Youthful Daze.

In 2014, Mike executive produced the film Kidnapped for Christ alongside Lance Bass (N'Sync) and Tom DeSanto (Transformers). It debuted at the Slamdance Film Festival where the documentary received raved reviews and premiered on Showtime television network. Under the production company Chhibber Mann Productions, Mike is producing the documentary film Lost in America, a film following the stories of homeless youth in America, as well as the documentary film An Act of Love with actress Pauley Perrette (NCIS), which won the Audience Award at its World Premiere at the Mill Valley film festival in October, 2015.

Finding a passion for volunteering at a young age, Mike has worked with many non-profit organizations throughout the country. He is an official ambassador for "Boo2Bullying" and a mentor and actor on behalf of the "Young Storytellers Foundation." He currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.

Mike joins Pride Con 2016 amazing line up of guests of honor including YouTube LGBTQA+ content creators Vinny and Luke Vaillancourt from V-Squared, Trent Owers and Luke Shayler from TRENTANDLUKE, Matthew Schueller, Calum McSwiggan from EatGayLove, make-up artist and vlogger Stef Sanjati, Mike Rizzi from MikeyThePlatypus, Pano Tsaklas, Jake Bebbington and Christian Doyle from Jakes Sake, LGBT+ advocate and coach Arielle Scarcella; rock band Lolita Dark, Broadway actor and singer Ethan Le Phong, Ebony and Denise from OliviaHas2Moms; lesbian duo singers Bria Kam and Chrissy Chambers of BriaAndChrissy; America’s Next Top Model Contestant and model Will Jardell and YouTuber James Wallington, and FTM transgender entrepreneur and activist Aydian Dowling. Pride Con also welcomes many YouTube content creators to the event. To see the full list lineup, please visit our guest page.

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To register for Pride Con, please visit our registration page at www.pride-con.com.


About Pride Con
Held in Anaheim, California, Pride Con® will be a two-day convention that strives to become the epicenter of LGBTQA+ fandom within pop culture, music, video games, comics, and cosplay. Pride Con will be held in Southern California in summer 2016. More information can be found at its website (www.pride-con.com).

About H8 M3 N0T Enterprises, LLC
H8 M3 N0T (Pronounced as “Hate Me Not”) Enterprises, LLC is a startup company that will run Pride Con. The company is spelled as 1337 Speak to express its origins of being geeky and to be a constant reminder to never use hate as a means to conduct business. The company is dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, the LGBTQA+ community in related popular art forms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contributions the LGBT+ community to art and culture. The co-founders, Thai Pham and Long Vo, have worked in convention fandom scenes since 2006 and 2011, respectively.

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