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Alexis Tipton has been a Voice Actor for FUNimation Entertainment since late 2008. She has been in over 40 titles and has voiced roles such as Julia Chrichton in Full Metal Alchemist: The Star of Milos, Yomi Isayama in Ga-Rei: Zero, Musubi in Sekirei, Sun Seto in My Bride is a Mermaid, Moka Akashiya in Rosario+Vampire, Yuki Saegusa in Dance in the Vampire Bund, Mizuki Himeji in Baka and Test, and many more both announced and unannounced. Alexis has also provided vocals for character songs and a few of FUNimation’s trailers. On top of voice work, Alexis has been an active cosplayer for the past eight years and has been featured in a handful of magazines as well as the book Cosplay in America.
Born in England, raised in Canada and dubbed the Grand Empress of Sci-fi by her legion of loyal fans, Amanda is one of the most recognized actors working in television today.
She is best known for her role as Samantha Carter on the Science Fiction television series "Stargate SG-1" (1997 - 2007) & "Stargate Atlantis" (2007 - 2008). Amanda continues to thrill fans world-wide with her role of Dr Helen Magnus on the Syfy television series "Sanctuary" and is also currently appearing in the TV series "Supernatural". This year she played lead roles in the films "Taken Back","Random Acts of Romance" and "Space Milkshake".
Behind the camera Amanda has been Executive Producer on "Sanctuary "and directed episodes of "Stargate SG-1" and "Sanctuary". She is currently directing episodes of "Primeval New World" and "Arctic Air," and a music video for Ta'Kaiya Blaney.
Amanda's Charitable Foundation "Sanctuary for kids" has successfully raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for causes both worldwide and locally in Vancouver.
She resides in Vancouver, British Columbia with her husband & daughter.
Amara is an Arizona native, cosplayer, and aspiring writer and photographer. She officially began cosplaying in 2005, creating many costumes since. More recently she has begun assisting and running panels at local conventions. Along with her friends, she hopes to bring entertainment and fun to these panels, while also being helpful to those hoping to learn from them!
Andrea Thompson was a primetime anchor for CNN Headline News. Based in CNN’s world headquarters in Atlanta, Thompson was instrumental in the re-launch of the network and covered the events of September 11.
Before joining CNN, Thompson worked as a general assignment reporter for KRQE-TV, a CBS affiliate in Albuquerque, NM covering stories across the state and the four corners region. While there, Thompson covered numerous stories that were also in the national headlines, including the trial on charges of espionage of Wen Ho Lee, the destructive wildfires from Pecos, New Mexico and the arrest of the infamous “Texas 7” fugitives who were found in Colorado Springs, Colorado after breaking out of a Texas prison and killing a police officer. Thompson broke the international story of Ana Marie Regino, a 120 pound, 3 year old child who was removed from her parents custody by the state of New Mexico.
Previously, Thompson starred for 4 years on ABC’s award winning drama “NYPD Blue” as Det. Jill Kirkendall. She has extensive film and television credits to her name, including Talia Winters on “Babylon 5”.
Since leaving CNN, Thompson has hosted a three-hour block of original programming for Court TV, “The Saturday Night Solution”. Her duties for the cable network included outreach on behalf of Court TV’s child empowerment initiative, anti bias initiatives and recognition of women in law enforcement.
From 2004 to 2008, Thompson co-hosted OPEN HOUSE RADIO a two-hour drive-time talk show on KTLK in Los Angeles dealing with seasoned real estate investors and finance. Thompson is a principal in a new Las Vegas casino project, the Aquaterra Casino and Resort.
Thompson lives with her two sons in the Los Angeles area and is a native of Dayton, Ohio.
Anthony Michael Hall is no longer able to attend Phoenix Comicon, photo ops will be refunded.
From humble showbiz beginnings as a seven-year-old kid in Honeycomb Cereal and Bounty commercials to a fixture in the John Hughes classics of the 1980s to starring as Bill Gates in Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999) (TV) and taking a turn as Mike Engel in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight (2008), Anthony Michael Hall's over-three-decade career has made him a Hollywood icon. Born April 14, 1968 in Massachusetts, USA, Hall's given name was Michael Anthony Thomas Charles Hall, but he adopted the Anthony Michael moniker upon finding that another Michael Hall was already a member of the Screen Actors' Guild.
Hall began acting in commercials at the age of seven, but his true breakthrough role was as Rusty in Vacation (1983) alongside Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo. Following the success of Vacation (1983), Hall entered the defining period of his career, starring in three John Hughes classics: Sixteen Candles (1984), The Breakfast Club (1985) and Weird Science (1985).
1990 he played the role of Jim in Edward Scissorhands. Since that time, Hall has focused on television work, including an 81-episode run on Stephen King's "Stephen King's Dead Zone" (2002), and as Walter Sykes in Warehouse 13 but has managed to take on film projects as well, including the role of Mike Engel in The Dark Knight (2008). And most recently Foxcatcher with Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo.
The Arizona Steampunk Society is a group of like-minded individuals that meets regularly to attend events, promote the Steampunk community, educate, and support each other in our passion for all things Steampunk. AZSPS.ORG
Steampunk is Victorian era science fiction come to life! There is something for everyone in Steampunk: costumes that start in the Victorian era, gadgets for detection, mechanized devices to build, weapons both big and small, art from “upcycling”, music, literature, and even history, both real and imagined!
Former DC comics Artist/Inker (Star Trek TNG and TOS, and more), and Marvel as well (Spider-man books), Arne Starr has gone off to Hollywood having been trained as an actor by Star Trek veteran, the late Mark Lenard (Sarek, Spock’s dad). Many years on stage in CT and FL before heading for Californy continued the learning process and once there, rather quickly ended up taking up featured background parts in many shows such as Attending Physician Arne for 4 seasons of Grey’s Anatomy, The Artist on the 1st three seasons of Mad Men, The Tailor on the first three seasons of NCIS: Los Angeles, and currently can be seen as a resident of Bluebell on the show Hart Of Dixie’s in its 2nd season. Also was very featured in the recent film The Master. And still gets to do the art as the Police Sketch Artist on the last and current seasons of Castle, plus briefly on both seasons of Revenge, on camera too. Has contributed art to many shows, and being on and off camera, for No Ordinary Family, Medium, It’s Always Sunny, Greek, Weeds, Rizolli And Isles and more. And did get to come full circle back to Trek, thanks to a cameo as a red-shirted Lt Cmdr Engineering thanks to JJ Abrams in Star Trek (2009).
ZOMBIE KING, ARTHUR SUYDAM (Comics Creator, Writer, Artist - Marvel Zombies, Deadpool, Batman, Army of Darkness).
AZ T.A.R.D.I.S. is a large group of Doctor Who cosplayers and fans raising awareness and funds for charity, focused on spreading the word about our favorite science fiction series. This year at Phoenix Comicon, AZ T.A.R.D.I.S. will be holding raffles benefiting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). Be sure to stop by our booth in the Exhibitor Hall to see our full-scale TARDIS, have your picture taken with the Daleks, K-9 and various Doctors. While you’re there, don’t forget to purchase your raffle tickets!
Best remembered for his role as young Will Robinson on the television classic Lost in Space, actor/musician/writer Bill Mumy was born February 1, 1954 in San Gabriel, CA; after beginning his TV career at age five with an appearance on the series Riverboat, he went on to appear on countless programs in the years to follow, including guest shots on smashes like The Twilight Zone, Alfred Hitchcock Presents and The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet. Mumy additionally made his film debut with 1960's The Wizard of Bagdad, going on to roles in features including 1963's A Child Is Waiting and 1965's Dear Brigitte. Also in 1965 he was cast on Lost in Space, remaining with the cult-favorite series until it ceased production three years later.
In 1970 Mumy turned to music, forming the satiric duo Barnes & Barnes with Robert Haimer; a decade later, they earned their greatest visibility thanks to their famed video clip "Fish Heads," a broadcast staple during the early years of MTV. In 1991, he also earned an Emmy nomination for his original music for the Disney series Adventures in Wonderland. With fellow actor Miguel Ferrer, Mumy also formed the rock outfit the Jenerators, issuing their self-titled debut album in 1994; the two also collaborated on a number of comic book titles, including The Comet Man, The Dreamwalker and Trypto, The Acid Dog. (From 1991 to 1993, Mumy also wrote a comic series based on the original Lost in Space.) From 1993 to 1998, he returned to weekly television as a member of the cast of the sci-fi hit Babylon 5; his debut solo album, Dying to Be Heard, appeared in 1997. In the Current followed two years later. Pandora's Box (2000) and After Dreams Come True (2001) marked his first releases for the new millennium.
Brian Pulido's words and creations have been infecting the world of comics and beyond, creating a legacy of edgy characters and stories with a dark, sensibility that has influenced pop culture and made underground images mainstream.
Pulido’s experience ranges from award-winning comic book writing and publishing, to screenwriting, producing and directing. He founded Chaos! Comics and has published and written hundreds of comics including Lady Death, Evil Ernie and licensed comics including A Nightmare on Elm St., Chucky, Friday The 13th andTexas Chainsaw Massacre.
He is on The Hero Initiative’s fundraising board, has received the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s Defender of Liberty Award and is the Chief Creative Officer for Mischief Maker Studios.
Pulido wrote and directed the feature film “The Graves”, starring Tony Todd (Candy Man) distributed by Syfy, Lionsgate, Netflix & Fear.net.
He is the co-writer of Lady Death, a monthly series from Boundless Comics and the owner of Coffin Comics Shop, crafters of authentically limited Lady Death editions.
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Lolita since 2008. Cosplayer since 2008. Joined 'Cupcakes In Corsets Cosplay' in 2012 as head marketer and a performer under the name 'Hairspray Alchemist'. It was with this group that I took part in my first Masquerade. I started taking on personal cosplay projects outside of CiC and recently made the decision to go out on my own.
The Bronies of Phoenix is all about celebrating the hit show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic! We meet up and take part in various activities together and discuss the show monthly and in special events. If you love My Little Pony then we are here for you!
Bruce Boxleitner is no longer able to attend. Tron Cast and solo photo ops will be refunded.
Bruce Boxleitner is an American actor, best known for his leading roles in the television series Babylon 5 (as John Sheridan) and Scarecrow and Mrs. King. He has appeared in such genre TV shows as Tales from the Crypt, The Outer Limits, Heroes, and Chuck. He is also known for his role as the title character of the 1982 film Tron, a role he reprised in the 2010 sequel, Tron: Legacy.
Bruce Boxleitner is appearing courtesy of Galactic Productions
A voice actress and ADR director, best known for the role of Winry Rockbell in Fullmetal Alchemist, Caitlin has been working in the anime industry since 2004. Some other recent roles include Momochi in Level E, Saras in Is This a Zombie?, Lithia in Tenchi Muyo: War on Geminar, Bel Peol in Shana, Phryne in Fractale, Satelizer el Bridget in Freezing, and Yoshie in Shiki. Well known characters include:Cammy in the Street Fighter IV games, Chachamaru & Chisame/Chiu in Negima, Deneve in Claymore, Dhianeila in Heroic Age, Eila in Strike Witches, Evergreen in Fairy Tail, Hannah Annafellows in Black Butler II, Hiyono in Spiral, Kaori in Kanon, LaLa in D.Gray Man, Mawari in My Bride is a Mermaid, Maya Ibuki in Neon Genesis Evangelion 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone and 2.0 You May (Not) Advance, Miria in Baccano, Miss Anderson in Shin-chan, Nerine in Shuffle!, Otohime in Okamisan, Saya in Black Cat, Sumomo in Sergeant Frog, Triela in Gunslinger Girl, Vivi in One Piece(FUNimation), and Yakumo in School Rumble.Caitlin directed the widely popular fan-favorite, Ouran High School Host Club, as well as playing Haruhi Fujioka. Other directing credits include Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, Chaos Head, Gunslinger Girl- Il Teatrino, Linebarrels of Iron, Murder Princess, Suzuka and FUNimation’s One Piece. Caitlin can’t wait to meet all of you and make some wonderful new memories! You can follow her on Facebook at Caitlin Glass Voice Actor and @caitlinsvoice on Twitter.
Chandler Riggs made his theater debut with Theater of the Stars at Atlanta's Fox Theater in The Wizard of Oz and got his first acting break in the 2009 movie Get Low as the character Tom. Since then, he has landed roles in the TV movie The Wronged Man and on AMC’s The Walking Dead as Carl Grimes.
Chris is no stranger to Star Trek. Having spent time on the original series sets with his dad. He began his acting adventure on the Enterprise in 1979 appearing in Star Trek: The Motion Picture. That was the first of several appearances on the beloved ship. His most recent trek put him in the transporter room of the critically acclaimed Star Trek Into Darkness (2013). In Star Trek (2009) Chris was sharing the screen with the new Scotty, Simon Pegg. Chris has also done several character voice-overs for the Starship Farragut animated episodes, including that of the iconic engineer himself
Chris Gore is a comedian and writer who was a regular on G4TV's Attack of the Show. He is the founder of Film Threat, the author of several movie books, writer/producer of the feature comedy My Big Fat Independent Movie and his podcast is PodCRASH with That Chris Gore.
Chris loves Batman, zombies and long walks on his back. His upcoming comedy album is titled "Celebrities Poop."
Chris Poulos and Robert Conway have worked together since Conway was a student. Poulos first appeared as an actor in Conway’s student short Lynch (2004) and since has worked both behind the scenes and in front of the camera on several projects including Redemption (2009) and Blood Ink (2013). Before venturing into the independent movie world, Poulos was a master auto mechanic and welder. He utilized these skills with amazing results in Sickle by designing and modifying Sickle’s Squad car. In just two weeks and with less than $1,000 to work with, Poulos was able to turn a rundown Junker to Sheriff Sickle’s death machine.
Best known as “Lacey Underall” in CADDYSHACK, and “Yori” in TRON, Cindy Morgan was born Cynthia Ann Cichorski on September 29 in Chicago, Ill, not far from Wrigley field. The daughter of a Polish factory worker and German mother, Cindy survived 12 years of Catholic school and was the first in her family to attend college.
While studying communications at Northern Illinois University, Cindy spun records on the radio. A commercial station in town wanted her to report the news for them as well, and so a slight deception was needed. She used the name Cindy Morgan, taken from a story Cindy read about Morgan le Fay when she was twelve years old.
After graduation, Cindy gave all the latest meteorological news on a TV station in Rockford, Ill. She also kept her hand in radio by working the graveyard shift at a local rock station. Then she returned to Chicago and deejayed on WSDM (now WLUP). During a labor dispute at the station, she literally quit on the air and walked out with a record still spinning on the turntable.
She found employment at auto shows for Fiat, which took her to both coasts. Cindy moved to Los Angeles in 1978, and became the Irish Spring girl. While she did TV commercials, she studied acting, and was rewarded with her first screen role in CADDYSHACK, playing the role of Lacey Underall, an over-amorous ingenue.
Disney made film history with TRON, the first computer-generated film. Cindy played two characters: Lora, a compute programmer in the “real” world, and Yori, her alter-ego in the film’s computer generated flights of imagination.
Cindy Morgan’s television credits to date include “Falconcrest”, “The Larry Sanders Show”, “Amazing Stories” and “Bring ‘Em Back Alive”.
Cindy also associate-produced five films with Larry Estes, best known for “Sex, Lies and Videotape”.
She’s now finishing her first book, a story about how a nice Catholic girl became Lacey Underall in CADDYSHACK.
“I guess you could say I’m the ultimate hyphen,” laughs Claudia Christian. “I’m an actress - writer - singer - songwriter - director - producer - voice over artist - chef – and I’m sure there’s a few more monikers I’m forgetting!”
She landed her first TV series at 18 on NBC’s nighttime drama Berringers and her first studio feature at 20 playing a male alien trapped in a stripper’s body in New Line Cinema’s cult hit “The Hidden.” Claudia went on to star in studio pictures such as Clean and Sober with Morgan Freeman and Michael Keaton and Hexed, a Columbia Pictures black comedy that Christian counts as one of her favorite roles. Over 50 films and hundreds of TV shows later, Claudia has worked with George Clooney, Sharon Stone,, Charlie Sheen, Nicolas Cage and countless other luminaries. In addition to her acting credits Claudia has made 5 albums with acts such as the Award-winning band “Bubble” to her Babylon 5 costar Bill Mumy. She has also provided the voice for Helga Sinclair in Disney’s feature film “Atlantis” and was the voice of Jaguar cars for many years. She has also won the golden head set award for her portrayal of Anne Manx in the award winning series of audio books. She has provided voice matches for Jennifer Saunders in the Shrek games and has given voice to many more characters in games, features and cartoons.
Claudia moved to London in 2005 and immediately was cast in the BBC comedy Broken News. She also
starred in the independent Sci-Fi comedy series STAR HYKE. In August of 2006, Claudia debuted on stage in her first UK play, “Killing Time” at the world famous Edinburgh festival. She was rewarded for her efforts with a best actress nomination. She also starred in the American debut of Michael Weller’s intense drama “What the Night Is For”, a role, which garnered her a Garland award. In June 2007 Yard Dog Press published an account of the her life to date titled “My Life With Geeks and Freaks”
which she wrote as a thank you to her sci fi fans. On the fiction side of things, in May 2007, she had two short stories published by Under The Moon.
She is currently finishing an epic Novo Romano novel with her writing partner, Morgan Grant Buchanan and a non-fiction book about The Sinclair Method. Claudia is represented by Frank Weiman at The Literary Group in NY. Claudia is starring in the cutting edge new Showtime series “Look” which will be out in the Fall of 2010, based on the Adam Rifkin movie of the same name it promises to highlight Claudia’s comedic abilities.
Cory has been doing special effects makeup for over five years. During that time he has worked on various films including Match.Dead, Blood Guardian and Predatory Instinct. Cory’s talent and ability to pull off Hollywood effects on a shoestring budget make him one of the finest upcoming effects artists in Phoenix.
With dual Canadian/American citizenship, Crystal has landed many leading roles. "Crooked Arrows” opposite Brandon Routh and "Ghost Storm" with Carlos Bernard. She has starred in the latest two sequels to their already hit films Anaconda. In Anaconda 3 & 4, Allen stars in the lead role of Dr Amanda Hayes. She is also known for her portrayal of the "Orion Slave Girl D'nesh" on Startrek Enterprise and as "Navigator Yara" in the popular independent film. "Of Gods and Men". Allen's additional notable performances were on hit TV shows such as Castle, Body of Proof, Haven, Prison Break, Desperate Housewives, Boston Legal, Enterprise, Navy NCIS, Modern Men, Sex and the City, Sopranos, ED, and the feature film Maid in Manhattan. She was also well received as the lead in the Hallmark movie Falling in Love with the Girl Next Door. One may also affectionately remember Allen as the Tic Tac spokes woman a few years back. Previous to making her mark on screen, Allen studied dance for many years in NYC which then brought her to Japan and Monte Carlo. Her modeling career took her to Greece, London, Germany, and South Africa before ending back in NYC where she studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Institute. It's her love and commitment to the roles she plays which keeps Allen focused and successful which is evident in her short film festival hits "Comic Con" and"Lake Arrowhead". Then there are the Crystal Allen's dinner parties where she shines in her passion for cooking up elaborate meals to host a wonderful evening with the most interesting group of friends from all over the world. This year she has been requested to attend the prestigious Monaco TV festival as a member of the jury.
Unfortunately Danai Gurira is unable to attend Phoenix Comicon this year. Individual Photo ops will be refunded to any who have already purchased.
Dave an award winning writer, cartoonist and voice actor, has had his writing compared to the likes of Ray Bradbury, David Lynch and Stephen King and his cartoon work to that of Charles Schulz, one of Dave's idols. As senior writer and head of cartoons at National Lampoon, he put out two best-selling cartoon collections as well as handling writing and cartooning for the flagship magazine. Some of his early work includes art for Tim Allen and Robert Wuhl’s HBO specials and as cartoonist and writer for Tiger Beat's Superteen Magazine, created the cartoon Toon Groupies© to be included in his upcoming kids television series Snuggy Bear and the T-Shirt Kids© (www.snuggybear.com) which has already achieved worldwide attention and multiple brands of merchandise. A line of Snuggy Bear children’s eyewear is licensed by Crystal Clear Vision Group (www.crystalclearvisiongroup.com). They had a highly successful premiere in New York City at the International Vision Expo and after selling out the first line are now in their second run being sold all over the world. A recent original production drawing of Snuggy Bear sold at charity auction for $3000. Dave is also the creator of the popular Hackidu characters for Everybody Loves Raymond.
Dave has illustrated several popular children’s books including Bellaboo, the Purple Princess written by General Hospital star Nancy Lee Grahn and The Lemming Shepherds, now being distributed throughout China and being adapted into a feature film. In 2012, he illustrated and helped edit the book Full Frontal Tenudity from famed comedienne Judy Tenuta now available in stores and online and did the cover for a book by child actor Zachary Alexander Rice (Jimmy Kimmel Live). Dave's own book, Brain Explosion, a collection of his cartoons and writings from his National Lampoon days is due out early 2013 from Bear Manor Press.
His current slate of upcoming film projects include Shrieking Violet (WGAw), Exit 172 (WGAw), Nightmare Carnival (WGAw) and Wendy (WGAw) to star some of filmdom’s most recognizable talents and has just premiered Professor Creepy's Scream Party (WGAw), a teen dance show set in a circus freak museum which has been receiving rave reviews and was recently written up in the iconic Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine(April, 2013). He is also finishing up the documentary, From Cheesecake to Cheesecake (WGAw), about the life of 1960's icon Joy Harmon.
His sitcom pilot Against Type, starring Roland Kickinger (Son of the Beach, See Arnold Run, Terminator Salvation), Jillian Clare (Spiderman, Days of Our Lives) and ICarly'’s Jennette McCurdy, which premiered in 2007, aired on the national RBS Cable Network, beating out over 1000 submissions to be selected to their pilot showcase series. Against Type aired domestically in over forty US markets on March 15th, 2009 and was picked up for international distribution by the Global Broadcasting Company in Spring, 2010 and CETV (Chinese Entertainment Television) and The Dish Network's Simply Kids channel in 2011. Dave is also a successful infomercial writer/director in China. Dave’s voice work can be heard on the Sci-Fi Channel film, Path of Destruction, directed by Stephen Furst and as a star in the animated series Alien House, also from Stephen Furst co-starring Kim Possible’s Christie Carlson Romano.
Wrote theme song for Special Olympics, which named several of their teams after Snuggy Bear©. His cartoon work is part of the Charles M. Schulz (Snoopy) museum in Santa Rosa, California and the Haig Museum of Cartoons in New York. Former song writing partner of the late Albert Hague (Fame, How the Grinch Stole Christmas). An avid golfer, Dave is sponsored by Roger Dunn Golf Shops. Dave also helps with many different charities including Angels in Fur Dog Rescue (as national charity spokesperson), The Red Cross, Kidney Quest and WeSpark.
David Franklin is best known to Sci-Fi/Fantasy fans as the consummate Peacekeeper officer CAPTAIN BRACA on FARSCAPE. Stepping on board the command carrier at the end of season one he has become a firm favorite with audiences, who have grown to love and to hate him as BRACA does whatever it takes to stay alive and advance in his quest for survival and power.
Another memorable role is that of BRUTUS in seasons 4 and 5 of XENA WARRIOR PRINCESS.
He has also appeared in the series TIME TRAX and FLIPPER THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS and movies of the week include SURVIVE THE SAVAGE SEA and THE FLOOD.
Features include CROCODILE DUNDEE IN LOS ANGELES, THE CROCODILE HUNTER, MATRIX 2 RELOADED, and he played “Heat Blast” in BEN-10: RACE AGAINST TIME. He is currently appearing in the ABC Series CROWNIES, and stars along side Cybil Shepherd in the movie WHITE CAMELLIAS, due for release next year.
David Friedman’s dedication and ability to stretch a dollar have helped him bring to life every project that he has been involved with. David has worked with Robert Conway on both Redemption and Sickle. Whether it is on set or in the editing room, David has proven to be an asset to every project he has been involved with.
Dawn Ritz is a stylist/costume designer who was born in Puerto Rico and raised in Texas.
Dawn has made a name for herself doing fashion and styling in music videos including “My Heart Is Broken” by Evanescense and Panic At The Disco’s “Ready To Go” and “The Ballad Of Mona Lisa’s Smile” as well their short film “The Overture”.
Dawn has done costuming for Slipknot’s Mayhem Tour and Marilyn Manson’s Twins of Evil tour as well as styling Manson for the cover of Revolver Magazine.
A member of the Local 892 Costume Designer’s Guild, Dawn has worked with various artists including costume designing for the 2012 Grammy performance of country legend Glen Campbell and his family.
Some of her most recognized work was as costume designer for the 2012 experimental film The Devil’s Carnival, directed by Darren Lynn Bausman (Saw II and Saw III).
Dawn has also worked on television shows such as The X Factor, The Voice, Ellen, Jay Leno, Craig Ferguson as well as commercials for Nintendo, Wipe Out, Sims 3, LG Nitro and Nintendo King.
After establishing himself as a talent to watch in episodes of "Life Goes On" (ABC, 1989-1993) and "Beverly Hills 90210" (Fox, 1990-200), actor Dean Cain made his name by donning the red cape for "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman" (ABC, 1993-97). For several years, opposite co-star Teri Hatcher, Cain made the widely-played role his own. By opting to portray both Superman and Clark Kent as hunky heartthrobs in a contemporary romance, Cain helped pave the way for the mainstream acceptance of comic book superheroes. It did not hurt that he was a good-looking former athlete whose freak knee injury was all that stood in the way of a pro football career. After "Lois & Clark" left the airwaves, Cain receded from the headlines, though he continued to work, hosting a revamped "Ripley's Believe It or Not" (TBS, 1999-2004), exploring his villainous side in the thriller "Out of Time" (2003) and playing the murderous, deceitful Scott Peterson in "The Perfect Husband" (USA, 2004).
Since that high profile role, Cain appeared as a regular on "Hope & Faith," (ABC, 2003-06) and played the recurring character of Casey Manning on the hit series, "Las Vegas" (NBC, 2003- ). He had a lead role in the made-for-television disaster epic, "10.5: Apocalypse," (NBC, 2006), then starred in another made-for-TV holiday romance, "A Christmas Wedding," (Lifetime, 2006), and the miniseries, "Final Approach" (Hallmark, 2007). In "September Dawn (2007), his step-father's period drama on the Mountain Meadows Massacre in 1857, Cain had a small, but significant role as Joseph Smith, founder of the controversial Mormon Church.
He has also starred in several films, including The Broken Hearts Club (2000) and Bailey's Billion$ (2004) (co-starred Laurie Holden, Jennifer Tilly and Tim Curry). Cain made a return to the Superman franchise, with a special guest role in a seventh season episode of Smallville as the immortal Dr. Curtis Knox, a character based upon the DC Comicsvillain Vandal Savage. He's #33 on VH1's 40 Hottest Hotties of the '90s. Cain has also made an appearance in Internet Explorer 8 commercials.
In 2012 Dean starred in the Hallmark movie "Operation Cupcake" along with Kristy Swanson and was a contestant on "The Choice" and in NBC's reality competition series "Stars Earn Stripes". In 2013, Dean will be starring on the VH1 scripted TV series "Bounce" as 'Pete Davenport'. Dean will also continue to host TV's very funny show "Bloopers".
Writer/Producer Dean Lorey was nominated for an Emmy for his work on ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT. His film and TV credits include MAJOR PAYNE, FRIDAY THE 13th PART 9: JASON GOES TO HELL, MY WIFE AND KIDS and many more. His first novel, NIGHTMARE ACADEMY: MONSTER HUNTERS, won “Best Children’s Novel of the Year, 2008″ from the SCIBA. The series is currently in development at Universal Studios and is published in over 20 countries. He just completed work on the new season of ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT for Netflix and is an Executive Producer of the upcoming David E. Kelley pilot CRAZY ONES starring Robin Williams for CBS.
The Dune Sea Garrison is the Arizona chapter of the international Star Wars costuming club known as the 501st Legion. With over 5,000 members worldwide, the 501st, while not sponsored by Lucasfilm Ltd., is Lucasfilm's preferred Imperial costuming group.
Members of the Dune Sea Garrison strive to create movie quality, screen accurate costumes of the "bad guys" from the Star Wars Universe. From Stormtroopers to Boba Fett, from Jawas to Darth Vader we strive for quality and accuracy in every costume we create.
What we do -
Beyond building screen accurate costumes, the primary focus of the Dune Sea Garrison is charitable contribution to our community. We have helped raise thousands of dollars for many different charity organizations and have brought smiles to faces of sick children for years.
For more information visit www.duneseagarrison.com
Dustin’s on-camera work has been under the guise of prominent directors like John Herzfeld and Timothy Bussfield with contracts for Lifetime, Sony Pictures, ABC and more. As a voice actor, his voice has represented campaigns on some of the most sought after prime time slots on television from American Idol to the Super Bowl. Dustin also worked with Universal's Creative team on Transformers the Ride 3D at Universal Studios, where he voiced the lead autobot Evac. With over 1000 sessions to date his brand strong offers a wide range in the commercial, promo, and animation realms of voice-over.
In his two decade career, Fon Davis has worked on over 30 feature films. As a alumnus of the Industrial Light and Magic Model Shop, Fon has worked on features such as Star Wars, Pearl Harbor, Starship Troopers, Galaxy Quest, Terminator III, Mission Impossible III and the Matrix series. In addition to his work in visual effects, Fon has also worked in Disney’s art departments as a concept designer/model maker, and on several stop motion projects including The Nightmare Before Christmas and Coraline. More recently, Fon was the Miniatures Supervisor on both Big Miracle with Drew Barrymore, and also on Neill Blomkamp’s upcoming feature, Elysium. Having started Fonco Creative Services in 2000, Fon also writes and develops his own projects, frequently using his CG skills alongside practical model making. With his vast experience, Fon is well-placed to discuss the art and craft of model making for cinema, from concept design to hybrid practical and cgi effects, with a particular expertise in knowing where models and miniatures can play a role in today’s digital world......
Frank Beddor is a actor, author, film producer and stuntman well known for his book, The Looking Glass Wars first released in 2004. Before his career in the entertainment industry, Beddor was a two-time World Champion freestyle skier in 1981 and 1982. The Looking Glass Wars went on to The New York Times bestseller. Beddor was also a producer for Hollywood films There's Something About Mary and Wicked both in 1998. Currently, he manages Automatic Games and Automatic Publishing.
Gabrielle Stone has been acting professionally for five years. Originally trained as a dancer, Ms. Stone studied dance since the age of two and was accepted at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. After teaching for 5 years and dancing professionally, she decided to turn her efforts towards acting, following in the footsteps of her talented parents, legendary scream queen Dee Wallace, and the late Christopher Stone. Ms. Stone’s credits include the award winning Holly Shorts Film Festival’s, Henry John and The Little Bug and Sugartown. Her other credits include, Fuzztrack City, The Guardian, One of us Must Know, Unhallowed, and the recent thriller CUT that is set to release in 2013.
Ms. Stone completed five feature films in 2012 including The Lighthouse, also starring Danny Glover and Kurt Angle. Her latest project was the lead role in Speak No Evil, set to release later this year, which is already creating quite the buzz among the horror community. She has already signed on to feature films “Grief” and “The Beast” both shooting early 2013.
Gareth Von Kallenbach is a syndicated movie & game critic, writer, author and frequent radio guest. His work has appeared in over 60 publications worldwide and he is the creator of the rising entertainment site “Skewed and Reviewed” as well as Skewed and Reviewed: The Magazine. Gareth has worked in the video game industry and has written three books of reviews and interviews and is a well-received and in demand speaker on the convention circuit.
Gareth has appeared in movies including the video game based films “Postal” and “Far Cry” and voiced a character in the Postal 3 video game and is a regular guest on the top rated Seattle morning show BJ Shea's Morning Experience and BJ Shea's Geek Nation which is syndicated via KISW FM to a world wide audience.
Gareth and his wife returned to Phoenix in 2011 to open a second office for Skewed and Reviewed and in 2012 launched the beta version of his second Skewed and Reviewed site, Skewednet and will have a new project with KISW FM in 2013.
Born in Riverside, California to Chinese immigrant parents, Garrett Wang (pronounced Wong) spent his formative years on the move, living in Indiana, Bermuda and Tennessee. He moved to Los Angeles to attend UCLA where he majored in East Asian Studies and minored in theater. He was especially proud of his portrayal of Michio Tanaka in Wakako Yamauchi’s play "12-1-A," which commemorated the 50th anniversary of the wrongful internment of Japanese American civilians during World War II. In his first stage performance outside of UCLA, Garrett garnered critical acclaim as the lead in Chay Yew's controversial play, "Porcelain."
For five years, Garrett focused on theater and attempted to convince his Asian parents and relatives that acting was a viable profession as opposed to becoming a Doctor as he had originally planned since Eighth Grade. With his parents finally on his side, he signed with his first talent agent in 1993. Within a year he landed his first speaking role, guest starring on the first episode of the ABC sitcom "All American Girl" starring comedienne Margaret Cho. Three months later, Wang was cast in the role of Harry Kim on "Star Trek Voyager." In addition to being a series regular on Voyager, Garrett was named as one of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People as well as one of E! Channel's "20 Coolest Bachelors."
Since 2005, Garrett has taken an extended break from Hollywood. With the exception of the occasional cameo appearance in random indie projects, Garrett has been focused on traveling the world, working behind the scenes at Dragon*Con, being Master of Ceremonies for Fedcon Europe, designing scifi/fantasy inspired tee-shirts and relishing the role of an avid NFL Football fan.
Gary Graham was born in Long Beach, California in the ‘50’s and grew up in Southern California, the son of a Medical Doctor. An aspiring physician himself, he took a left turn in college when he happened into an acting class – and ten years later through circuitous events, found himself with an acting career in Hollywood. Since then, Gary has starred or co-starred in over forty feature films and TV movies and has guest-starred in some 45 different TV shows. From 1989-1996 he starred in FOX’s ALIEN NATION, then went on to hold recurring roles in J.A.G. andSTAR TREK: ENTERPRISE. Four years ago Gary was asked by Andrew Breitbart to write for the conservative online site, Big Hollywood, and he has contributed over 60 articles to that blog site. He also published a book on acting called, “ACTING & Other Flying Lessons” which chronicles his 30 years as a working film actor in Hollywood. Also, an accomplished musician, Gary and his band, The Gary Graham Band, has played numerous venues in and around Los Angeles including The Whiskey, The Viper Room and The Roxy. An avid shooter, he has also competed in numerous pistol events and 3-Gun competitions all over the country. Gary is a staunch supporter of the 2ndAmendment and champions the right for all Americans to maintain the right to defend themselves – anywhere, anytime.
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Military Historian and international weapons expert for motion picture and television, Gary is best known as the Gatling gun expert for such movies as The Last Samurai and as consultant for movies, Master and Commander and 3:10 to Yuma. Mail Call, starring R. Lee Ermey. Recently, Gary and his production company, Harperhaus, was Firearms Expert for all of Spike TV’s Deadliest Warrior, Season 3. This included him as on-air Teddy Roosevelt historian and Gatling gun expert for the episode, Teddy Roosevelt versus Lawrence of Arabia. Gary’s expertise with military history and weapons has made for the greatest of experiences and He was also Master Armorer for the History Channel’s series, adventures.
Gigi Edgley is unable to attend on Friday; photo ops can be redeemed throughout the weekend.
Gigi Edgley was born on November 16, in Perth, Australia. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Queensland University of Technology after entering in the auditions along side hundreds of other candidates.
She lived in Los Angeles for three years but returned to Australia to shoot the feature Newcastle and the documentary Creature Keepers. Just prior to this she was working on The Starter Wife and Judgement Day, a feature that was shot in the states.
Gigi was nominated for the Film’s Critic’s Circle awards for best lead actress in the feature film Last Train To Freo.
Gigi additionally starred for six months on one of Australia’s most popular and respected television series, The Secret Life Of Us. She has also worked in lead roles on countless other films, series, mini series and theatre. These include Showdown at Area 51, Quantum Apocalypse, Systolic, Twisted Sister, Black Jack, Monkey’s Mask, Him and Her, Peacekeeper Wars, Stingers, Beastmaster, Lost World, Water Rats, Day of the Roses, Kill Everything You Love, 4.48 Psychosis, Kakos, The Rover, Boy’s Life, Real Girls, Romeo and Juliet, The Caged Birds, Blue People, Princess and the Pea, Road, Picnic at Hanging Rock, and Les Miserables.
She starred on the Jim Henson Company’s series Farscape for four and a half years. It has an astronomically large fan following. The merchandise includes action figures, video games, trading cards and the list goes on.
Her huge Internet presence, and large following of fans can be attributed to her role as Chiana on Farscape. Starting as a guest star for one episode, Gigi quickly captured the attention of the Farscape writers, producers and the fans alike. The mischievous character of Chiana became one of the most popular, and at times controversial characters in the series.
Gigi recently finished starring on the hit series Rescue Special Ops as Lara Knight.
Gigi has recently begun a new endeavor. She has recorded two EPs to promote the release of her comic books. She had a successful launch in front of an audience of thousands and toured to New York next to continue her promotion. She directed and produced a film in Los Angeles called Nobody Knows. It inspired by one of her comic books.
Gigi will be starring in Tricky Business due to air in Australia in 2012.
To keep an eye on Gig’s adventures tune into: www.gigiedgley.com
Grant is a favorite member of the Star Trek Continues family as Lt Hikaru Sulu. He's one of the hosts of Discovery Channel's Mythbusters. Before that, He spent nine years as an animatronics engineer & modelmaker for George Lucas' Industrial Light and Magic. Grant worked on many blockbusters including the Matrix sequels, Galaxy Quest, Terminator 3, and Star Wars: Episodes 1-3 (although he is NOT responsible for Jar Jar). He put the lights in R2-D2's dome & gave the Energizer Bunny his beat. He created the often rude and irreverent robot skeleton sidekick for late night talk show host Craig Ferguson.
Hell’s Kitty is one of the first web-series ever to turn its digital images into a comic book. The comedy horror that got its start on the web, is about a Hollywood writer and his possessed pussycat. The show is created by two former Arizona residents who use the series to promote non-profits that help animals. Only a year in development, Hell's Kitty has already attracted the interest of a feature film distribution company. A number of celebrity guests have made appearances such as Lee Meriwether (Batman), Ashley C. Williams (The Human Centipede), Barbara Nedeljakova (Hostel I, Hostel II.), Nina Hartley (Boogie Nights), and Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes). There is a mobile game, and several new comic books scheduled for release later this year.
The Honky Tonk Man, is a professional wrestling icon. Currently working on the independent circuit, he previously worked for World Championship Wrestling and World Wrestling Entertainment where he most recently appeared in 2009.
HTM is world famous for his WWE career, where he held the Intercontinental Championship for a record 64 weeks. A record that still stands to this day. During his most recent stint with the WWE between 2008 and 2010, HTM inducted Koko B. Ware into the 2009 WWE Hall of Fame and feuded with then WWE Intercontinental Champion, Santino Marella. HTM signed a contract with WWE and Mattel in February 2010 to produce WWE/HTM merchandise.
HTM has faced all the greats of the squared circle including Hulk Hogan, Jake Roberts, Ricky Steamboat, Dusty Rhodes, Randy Savage, The Ultimate Warrior, The Legion of Doom, George Steele and Bruno Sammartino.
As active as ever, HTM tours the independant circuit visiting his fans from all over the world. He is also regularly featured in world famous comic conventions where he has starred with TV, Sporting and Movie legends.
Over the last few years Irin has become one of the most respected hip-hop entities in Arizona. While working in the hip-hop scene he releaed his own critically acclaimed projects, including an album as Roca Dolla called Roca Is a Classic. Irin has turned his attention to film. His company, Marmera Films, has been involved with 2 Chainz, Cory Guns, Los, Lil' Flip, Juice and many more. Irin recently wrote, directed and produced his own feature film title Blood Ink - The Tavalou Tales.
Character actor whose credits include House of 1000 Corpses, Intolerable Cruelty, The Flintstones.
BIO fr: IMDB: Large (6'1"), affable, and commanding character actor Irwin Keyes was born on March 16, 1952 in New York City. Keyes grew up in Amityville, New York and graduated from Amityville Memorial High School in 1970. He acted in his first play "The Lower Depths" by Maxim Grody while attending college. Frequently cast as likable lugs, brutish goons, and imposing authority figures, Irwin has acted in a diverse array of movies in such genres as horror ("Friday the 13th," "Guilty as Charged," "House of 1000 Corpses"), comedy ("The Private Eyes," "Zapped!;" hilarious as Wheezy Joe in "Intolerable Cruelty"), thriller ("Dream Lover"), science fiction (both "Oblivion" pictures), and action ("The Warriors," "The Exterminator" and its sequel). Keyes achieved his greatest enduring popularity with his recurring role as endearingly oafish bodyguard Hugo Majelewski on the hit sitcom "The Jeffersons." Among the TV shows Irwin has made guest appearances on are "Laverne & Shirley," "Police Squad!," "Moonlighting," "Married with Children," "thirtysomething," "Growing Pains," "Tales from the Crypt," and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation." Moreover, Keyes has not only acted in TV commercials and music videos (he's very touching as a struggling down on his luck actor in the music video for "Good Enough" by Prozak), but also has done voice overs for video games. Irwin lives in Los Angeles, California and continues to act with pleasing regularity.
J. Michael Straczynski is the only writer field to win the Eisner Award, the Ray Bradbury Award, the Saturn Award, two Hugo Awards, the Inkpot Lifetime Achievement Award and be nominated for a British Academy Award for Best Screenplay. In comics he's written The Amazing Spiderman, Thor, Supreme Power, Midnight Nation, Superman: Earth One and three Beyond Watchmen miniseries for DC. In film, he wrote Changeling, Underworld Awakening, Ninja Assassin, and worked on Thor. In TV he created Babylon 5, Crusade and Jeremiah. In 2012 he and Patricia Tallman launched Studio JMS, which will feature a line of original comics to appear via Image Comics and the Joe's Comics imprint. The studio is also producing a web series for MTV.com, a feature film shooting in fall 2013, and has just received a 13 episode commitment for a new TV series co-created/written and produced by the Wachowskis.
Teen Actress and singer whose credits include Black Limousine. Her current single "Somethin' 'bout You" is nb. 2 in Australia.
BIO fr: IMDB:Jacqueline is a Los Angelina born and raised. Because her mom Liane Curtis (16 Candles) wanted to keep the family's 2nd language going, she has spoken to Jacqueline primarily in French at home from birth to present. To reinforce the French, Jacqueline was sent to French pre-school and to Le Lycee Francais de Los Angeles for Kindergarden and 1st Grade. Now in middle school she is thriving both academically, socially and musically. She still understands French but is very shy about speaking it. Jacqueline loves singing and pretty much does it all day long. Not only does she sing but she composes original material and performs live about once a month here in Los Angeles. Spin Move Records will be releasing her 1st single Best Life written & produced by Ainjel Emme, on iTunes in 2012. Jacqueline is a natural performer. At 4 and 5 when mom was experimenting with playing out, she performed music with her at clubs such as Ghengis Cohen, Temple Bar and at McCabes and was fearless about it back then too. Jacqueline holds an Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. She has been training since September 21, 2005. Miss Mackenzie stayed on schedule and got her 1st Poom (Junior Black Belt) on June 5, 2010. Jacqueline's love and fierce passion for both music and acting are quite evident. She has an amazing sense of truth and camera loves her face. Jacqueline is 3rd generation composer on her maternal grandmother,Paulette Girard's (The Boyfriend, whose works were recorded by Coltrane, Carmen McRae,Hank Jones)side. Jacqueline is a very creative young lady both in life and where her craft is concerned. Jacqueline has 2 big brothers one graduated SFSU and the other attends Cal Berkeley. Jacqueline also has a Caique named Velcro who lives up to his name and goes literally everywhere with her.
Jamie Marchi is the voice behind The Witchblade (Masane Amaha) from Witchblade, large and in charge Ellie from Borderlands II, and the lovably filthy Panty from Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt.
Some of her other popular voice roles include Liz Thompson from Soul Eater, Karako from Deadman Wonderland, Miss Polly from Shin Chan, Aubrey Callahan III from Borderlands II, Sheila and Shelley from The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct, Juri from Yuyu Hakusho, the Narrator from Hetalia, Aki Hinata from Sgt. Frog, Helen from Claymore, Rebecca and Rick from FMA, Matsu from Sengoku Basara, Miss Valentine from One Piece, Mexiah from Tenchi Muyo: War on Geminar, Meg from Burst Angel, Uzume from Sekirei, and Motoko Minagawa from Fruits Basket amongst many others. To date, Jamie has appeared in well over 100 anime titles.
Also known for whipping out script adaptations, Jamie has written numerous (usually ridiculous) titles such as Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt, Hetalia, Hetalia: Paint it White, Sgt. Frog, Yamada’s First Time, Spice and Wolf, Oh! Edo Rocket, Baka and Test, Strike Witches, Tenchi Muyo: War on Geminar, andNegima?!.
In her spare time, Jamie enjoys anything red wine or dark beer related, making fun of people who are taking long walks on the beach, and generally just being a redhead.
Born in London and raised in Gainsborough, a small market-town in Lincolnshire, Carter appeared on stage since he was a child. Advised to pursue a career in rubber technology, Carter opted instead for three years at London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. In 1982, he landed his first television role on BBC2’s long-running Jackanory (1965–1996) as Hawkwing. He has appeared in numerous television series including Viper, Beverly Hills, 90210, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Charmed, Angel and Babylon 5. He also played the hedgehog, Hans, in an episode of the television series The Storyteller. Carter also loaned his voice briefly to the James Bond video game GoldenEye: Rogue Agent, in the role of Bond.
Jason Davis has edited over twenty books on Babylon 5 and Crusade for B5Books.com and publishes the ongoing range of Harlan Ellison titles available at HarlanBooks.com. He has written extensively on popular culture for a number of periodicals and websites, most of which no longer exist...he tries not to take it personally.
Jason is a character/ voice actor from Arizona. He has appeared in several films and television series over his career including; Piranha 3D, Everything Must Go, NCIS and Lie to Me. As a voice actor, Jason has voiced many characters in animation and video games. Some of these include; Green Lantern: The Animated Series, Young Justice, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Fallout: New Vegasand many others. Jason is the co-leader of The Symphony OS Project and was previously a co-founder of Lycoris.
Actress whose credits include Married with Children, General Hospital, Transylmania, The Amazing Spiderman, That 70's Show.
BIO fr: IMDB:Jennifer Lyons is a face you may have seen over the last decade and a half. Whether it's TV, Film, or modeling for an L.A. based popular Lingerie company. She stays busy enjoying the roller coaster ride of the Entertainment business. She was born in Pasadena, California to a family of entertainers. Her Father is a Flamenco Guitarist, her Mother a Principal, and her Grandparents were a Vaudeville team. She was truly inspired by her Movie Star Uncle James Best, known for The Dukes of Hazzard, who she recently starred in the film The Return of The Killer Shrews with. Her love for performing was apparent from a very young age, when she would dance for her family while her dad played guitar! She went on to study dance for 17 years and perform in Europe and China. Her love for the stage broadened into musical theatre in High School and College. Not too soon after, she landed a recurring role on NBC's California Dreams as a Ballet dancer. Her career has continued to broaden into roles on TV shows, commercials, and film. More than anything she loves comedy.
Doyle is best known for playing the character of Michael Garibaldi on the Emmy Award winning TV series Babylon 5. In July of 1992, Doyle shot the pilot for Babylon 5, and in 1998, completed his 110th episode of the hit series landing Doyle on the cover of TV Guide Magazine. The real Jerry Doyle is not far removed from the character that he played, as they both uphold high standards, are outspoken and live with vivid pasts. The Jerry Doyle Show is a mix of politics, pop culture and current events. Doyle's strong opinions, diverse background and quick wit can appeal to all listening audiences.
In 1991, he packed up and headed to Hollywood. With no prior acting experience, Doyle hit the streets and phones with a vengeance. Within weeks of arriving in Los Angeles, he landed his first job. He was hired as a "day player" on The Bold and the Beautiful, this role lasted almost a year. He then went on to star in the long-running sci-fi series Babylon 5. After the success of Babylon 5, Doyle starred in the TNT original movies The River of Souls, A Call to Arm and to play many other roles.
Doyle recently completed shooting an independent film entitled Open House and the HBO original feature Lost Treasure. He has also starred in Code Hunter, Devious Beings and The Long Ride Home. His series work includes: NYPD Blue, JAG, Martial Law, Sliders, Beverly Hills 90210, Homefront, and Reasonable Doubts. Doyle has also done extensive voice over work on the animated series, Duckman, and Captain Simian, along with numerous national commercial voice campaigns.
Jewel Staite stars as ‘Raquel’ in the CW series “The L.A. Complex”, which premiered in the Spring of 2012. Prior to that, she was seen starring in the Hallmark Channel telefilm “Call Me Mrs. Miracle” opposite Doris Roberts. This premiere was the highest rated Hallmark Channel telecast of the year. Prior to that, Jewel was seen as ‘Dr. Keller’ in the SyFy Channel hit series “Stargate:Atlantis”. Her stellar work has earned her rave reviews, as well as recognition from The Gemini Awards (Canada’s prestigious equivalent of our Emmy) with a nomination for ‘Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role’ in 2008. This was followed up with a nomination from the Leo Awards in 2009 for ‘Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series’.
At the age of six, Jewel began studying at the Vancouver Youth Theatre where she trained several days a week for several years. This hard work paid off when she booked the lead role in the Disney Channel series “Flash Forward” with Ben Foster. Her performance earned her a nomination from The Gemini Awards for ‘Best Performance in a Children’s or Youth Program or Series’, as well as a nomination for the Canadian Television Film and Showcase Award.
Jewel made her 2005 feature film debut in Universal Pictures “Serenity”, Joss Whedon’s adaptation of the FOX science fiction television series “Firefly,” of which Jewel was a series regular. Jewel played the ship’s mechanic ‘Kaylee’, a sweet, happy and sensual farm girl who loves life and is a genius at fixing anything.
Additionally, Jewel has several TV series under her belt including Fox Family’s “Higher Ground” with Hayden Christensen, a recurring role on the highly praised FOX series “Wonderfalls,” NBC’s “Just Deal” and Nickelodeon’s “Space Cases.” Her MOW credits are just as impressive, with starring roles opposite James Brolin and Natasha Henstridge in Lifetime’s “Widow on the Hill”, Showtime’s “Damaged Care” opposite Laura Dern, as well as SyFy’s “Mothman” and “Doomsday Prophecy.” Some guest appearances include the CW’s “Supernatural”, her memorable role in the Showtime pilot “Huff “ with Hank Azaria and Oliver Platt, Syfy’s “Warehouse 13”, as well as Showtime’s “Dead Like Me” opposite Ellen Muth and Rebecca Gayheart, and FOX’s “The X-Files” opposite David Duchovny.
John Barrowman is a Scottish-American actor, singer, dancer, and writer who holds both British and American citizenship. Born in Glasgow, he grew up in Illinois following his family's emigration to the United States. Encouraged by his high school teachers, Barrowman studied performing arts at the United States International University in San Diego before landing the role of Billy Crocker in Cole Porter's Anything Goes at London's West End.
Since his debut in professional theatre, Barrowman has played lead roles in various musicals both in the West End and on Broadway, including Miss Saigon, The Phantom of the Opera, Sunset Boulevard andMatador. After appearing in Sam Mendes' production of The Fix, he was nominated for the 1998 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical and, in the early 2000s, returned to the role of Billy Crocker in the revival of Anything Goes. His most recent West End credit was in the 2009 production of La Cage aux Folles.
Aside from his theatrical career, Barrowman has appeared in various films including the musical biopic De-Lovely (2004) and musical comedy The Producers (2005). Before venturing into British television, he featured in the American television dramas Titans andCentral Park West but he is better known for his acting and presenting work for the BBC that includes his work for CBBC in its earlier years, his self-produced entertainment program Tonight's the Night, and his BAFTA Cymru-nominated role of Captain Jack Harkness in the science fiction series Doctor Who andTorchwood. Barrowman has also had a number of guest roles in television programs both in the US and the UK. He appeared as a contestant on the first series of celebrity ice skating show Dancing on Ice while his theatrical background allowed him to become a judge on Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical talent shows How Do You Solve a Problem like Maria?, Any Dream Will Do andI'd Do Anything. In 2006, he was voted Stonewall's Entertainer of the Year.
Barrowman is also featured on more than a dozen musical theatre recordings including cover tunes found on his 2007 album, Another Side, and 2008's Music Music Music. Both albums accrued places on the UK Albums Chart, as did his self-titled John Barrowman (2010), which reached number 11, his highest chart placing to date. Furthermore, Barrowman has published two memoirs and autobiographies, Anything Goes (2008) and I Am What I Am (2009), with his sister Carole as co-author. The siblings also teamed up to write a novel, Hollow Earth (2012).
John Hudgens is a award-winning filmmaker, animator, and artist who has directed documentaries, several award-winning "Star Wars" parody films, and has also worked professionally on such varied licensed properties as "Babylon 5", "Crimson Skies", "MechWarrior", and "Star Wars".
While he's worked for years in local television promotions and production, it is his freelance efforts through which he's achieved notoriety in science fiction circles. After doing many science fiction-themed videos for conventions in the late 80s and early 90s, Hudgens made a "Babylon 5" music video as a personal project in 1994 and sent it to show creator J. Michael Straczynski, who turned around and hired Hudgens to continue creating the videos over the run of the series. Straczynski used them in in his convention presentations, and one served as the series' demo reel for the show's move to TNT.
John won the Audience Choice Award in Lucasfilm's Official Star Wars Fan Film Awards in both 2003 and 2005 for his parody films "The Jedi Hunter" and "Sith Apprentice". Another parody, "Crazy Watto" (made with "Men in Black" creator Lowell Cunningham) played at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival to help promote the premiere of "Revenge of the Sith".
John designed cut-scene animation for Microsoft's hit PC flightsim/adventure game "Crimson Skies" in 2000. He has since worked on several projects for WizKids Games, including packaging designs for the "Crimson Skies" game miniatures, artwork for a "MechWarrior" coffee table book, and animation for the "Creepy Freaks" and "Pirates of the Spanish Main" game miniatures commercials. In 2007, he provided most of the ship artwork for the miniatures in WizKids' popular "Star Wars" PocketModel trading card game. He has recently done some design work for Smith & Tinker.
His feature documentary "American Scary", about classic television horror hosts, won the Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Award for Best Independent Film of 2009.
John Scalzi is a writer. He's best known for writing science fiction, for which he won the John W. Campbell Award (2006) and has been nominated for the Hugo Award for best novel (2006, 2008, 2009) and best novella (2010) and been awarded Hugos for best fan writer (2008) and best related book (2009). His novels include Old Man's War, Agent to the Stars, Fuzzy Nation, Redshirts and The Human Division. He also writes non-fiction, on subjects ranging from personal finance to astronomy to film, was the Creative Consultant for the Stargate: Universe television series, and is currently President of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.
Native Tucsonan and Film Making Veteran of 27 years Jon Proudstar has acted in over 35 Motion pictures and television shows. Working alongside actors such as Tim Roth, Xavier Bardiem, Kurt Russel, Val Kilmer, Vigo Mortinson, and Lou Diamond Phillips to name a few.
Jon’s Acting Training began with Actor Val Kilmer (Batman, Tombstone, Top Gun) introducing him to Method Acting on the set of Gore Vidal’s Billy the Kid. Jon would continue his training in LA at Theatre Theatre. The following year he began intense film acting training with the renowned Acting Coach Joan Darling.
In 1998 Jon was one of ten Native Americans chosen for the First Sundance Film Institute’s Writers Lab. In 2005 Jon was selected for prestigious Sundance Film Institutes Director’s Lab where he participated as an actor. During the Directors Lab Jon was mentored by Ed Harris, Phillip Seymore Hoffman and Stanley Tucci, as well as Robert Redford.
Returning from Sundance Jon would Write, Direct, Produce and star in his Award Winning short Dude Vision for an astonishing budget of $147.00. Also in 2005 Jon won the Robert DeNiro/Tribecca Film Festivals Screen Writers Competition for his screenplay Up the River. (Co-written by Andre Cox)
Jon has appeared in four Independently produced films that have been selected for The Sundance Film Festival. In 1996 the cult hit Bodies Rest and Motion, 2006 Goodnight Irene, 2008 Four Sheets to the Wind and 2009 Barking Water.
In 1996 Jon would create the comic book TRIBAL FORCE. It would be hailed as the First all Indian Super Hero Comic book in the history of the United States. In 2009 Tribal Force was inducted into the Smithsonian Institutes Natives In Pop Culture collection.
At the age of 12 Jon created Arizona’s First Peer Mediation group named after MARVEL COMICS book The X-Men. Six years later Jon would become the youngest Counselor in the employment of Charlie Family Care.
With a career spanning over 30 years working with Survivors of Child Molestation and Violent Youth Offenders Jon’s dedication and commitment to the Youth of Tucson, The Pascua Yaqui Tribe and The Tohono O’odaham Nation can only be described as a labor of love.
In 2008 Jon mentored Tohono O’odaham Youth to film the First Tohono O’odaham Zombie Short Film TOXIC TERROR. In 2009 two of Jon’s Youths were chosen to attend THE SUPERFLY FILM MAKING EVENT in Seattle Washington. Only fifty youths are chosen from around the United States. In 2010 two more Youths from TOXIC TERRROR would attend the event as well.
Jon’s first feature film SO CLOSE TO PERFECT has been invited to screen REDFEST (Nov 2012) in Los Angeles, CA. REDFEST is the largest Native American Film Festival in the country.
Jon has been invited to speak at the Iowa State University in April 2012 on Native American Film Makers.
Recently cast in Independent Feature Project COWBOYS & INDIANS as Deputy Horsefeather. Filming is currently in Tucson Arizona.
Just completed filming on the Post apocalyptic Sci/fi WASTELANDER a Sci-fi Adventure film to be released in Japan May of 2013.
In August of 2012 Jon filmed MOHAWK MIDNIGHT RUNNERS in Toronto Canada.
Currently Jon is developing his all Native Super Hero comic book Tribal Force.
Jon Schnepp is an American Director, Writer, Producer. Jon has made original programming for Cartoon Network / Adult Swim, FX, MTV, Nickelodeon, , SpikeTV, Magnet Releasing, and Comedy Central.
Schnepp started his career as Art Director /Animation Director / Editor for MTV's live action interactive movie "Club Dead", and then immediately moved into editing many episodes of “Space Ghost: Coast to Coast” back before Adult Swim was Adult Swim. He then went on to direct the Pilot and multiple segments for “The Upright Citizens Brigade” on Comedy Central.
Jon then moved to Hollywood, California, to pursue further adventures in media. After working on many different projects in CA., Jon designed and created the band characters of Dethklok for Tommy Blacha and Brendon Small, and they sold the series to Adult Swim a few months afterwards. Schnepp went on to direct 34 episodes and co-produce all four seasons of the mega-hit Adult Swim animated series “Metalocalypse”. Jon also directed over 15 animated music videos for the Dethklok live concert tour. Schnepp co-plotted and did covers for the new Dark Horse Comic Book Series based on "Metalocalypse".
Jon has also co-directed season 4.1 of “The Venture Bros.”, directed the “Aqua Teen Hunger Force” 3D Origin, co-directed two episodes of Marvel’s “Black Panther”, and wrote the three episodes produced for the “Underworld” animated series.
He is one of the 26 Directors from all across the globe picked for the feature film anthology called “The ABCs of Death”. His segment “W is for WTF” is a high octane blend of Horror and Comedy, mixed into a multi-media meltdown.
Schnepp has recently run two incredibly successful Kickstarter Campaigns, raising over $188, 000 to make the animated pilot episode for Zenescope’s “Grimm Fairy Tales”, of which he also executive produced, wrote and directed. He then went on to raise $115,000 on Kickstarter to direct and produce a feature length documentary about “The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?”
Julie Caitlin Brown Born (1961-01-27) January 27, 1961 (age 51), San Francisco, California, United States Other names Caitlin Brown Website http://www.siblingrivalrypictures.com Julie Caitlin Brown (born January 27, 1961) is an American actress and musician known for her role as Na'Toth in the first and fifth season of the science fiction television series Babylon 5. Early life: Born in San Francisco, California, Brown moved to Napa Valley, California at the age of 18, where she worked as a jazz and blues singer.
Her first stage role was as Mary Magdalene in a 1983 professional production of Jesus Christ Superstar. In the late 1980s, Brown branched out into commercial and television work in Florida; in 1990 she moved to New York City where she appeared in Williamstown Theatre Festival production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Broadway production of Grand Hotel. In 1992, Brown moved back to California and appeared in guest-starring roles on several series. Following the departure of Mary Woronov from the series and the last-minute loss of originally cast Susan Kellerman, Babylon 5's casting director called her and unexpectedly offered her the role of Na'Toth on the first season of the science-fiction series. The extensive makeup and prosthetics necessary to transform actors into Narns proved intolerable for most actors; it was in fact the reason Woronov and Kellerman left almost immediately. Brown appeared in five episodes and declined to stay for a second season. The role of Na'Toth was recast with Mary Kay Adams, and Brown went on to return for guest appearances during the second season (as a human lawyer) and the fifth season (reprising the role of Na'Toth).
Brown's other television guest credits include JAG, Beverly Hills, 90210, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (in the episode "The Passenger") and Star Trek: The Next Generation. In 2009 portrayed in a lead role Tammy Tennis in Joshua Grannell's comedy horror film All About Evil. The short film Thoughts of Suicide on an Otherwise Lovely Day which was written, produced and starred Brown, is currently on the festival circuit. Also a singer, Brown's first CD, Sheddin' My Skin, was released in January 1998. Her second album, Struck by Lightning, came out July 2002. She is also involved in several stage and television projects still in development.
The Justice League Arizona is a DC Universe fan club dedicated to celebrating the DC Universe through costuming; specifically the costumes and characters of the heroes, villains and denizens. The JLAz is an all-volunteer club formed for the express purpose of bringing together costume enthusiasts under a collective identity to promote interest in DC Comics and properties through the building and wearing of quality costumes, and to facilitate the use of these costumes for events as well as contributions to the local community through costumed charity and volunteer work.
Justin Anderson has worked in production for over eight years and has been a pivotal partner in the development of several feature film projects in California and Arizona. While still in film school, Justin produced his first full-length feature filmRedemption with Robert Conway. The film was shot entirely in Arizona on a shoestring budget and after completion, went on to worldwide distribution. To date, the film has grossed in excess of three million dollars and has been on top ten lists in several territories including; USA, Great Britain, UAE, Australia and many more. Shortly after Redemption, Justin went on to concept and produce his second feature, Sickle, with writer/ director Robert Conway. He has served in all stages of production, doing everything from producing, writing, editing and even assistant directing.
Kevin Brooks Eastman is an American comic book artist and writer, best known as the co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Eastman is also the owner, editor and publisher of the magazine Heavy Metal.
Actor/stunt man whose credits include Mirror Mirror, Star Wars, Oz, the Great and Powerful, Epic Movie.
BIO fr: IMDB: Kevin is one of 6 siblings who always stole the scenes and attention since he was born. He performed in school plays and family skits while growing up. He attended Pasadena City College and Los Angeles Valley College studying cinematography while touring with The Original Harmonica Band and The Hollywood Shorties Smallest Sports Team. Along the way he started auditioning and landed a role in the classic sci-fi film Blade Runner (1982) delivering his first on camera line "Home again, home again jiggity jig, Good Evening JF". Later he would work again alongside Harrison Ford in the Star Wars IV-Return Of The Jedi (1983). He continued in the made for television movies as the Ewok Chukha Truk in The Ewok Adventure (1984) and Ewok Battle For Endor (1985). Kevin appeared in the 80's cult films Weird Science (1985), Amazing Stories (1985), Twilight Zone (1986), Night of The Creeps (1986), Garbage Pail Kids (1987), Spaced Invaders (1990), Looney Tunes Back In Action (2003) Epic Movie (2007)and Mirror Mirror(2012). Television brought Kevin into your living room with such shows as Married With Children, Growing Pains, Boy Meets World, Bob Newhart, Carol & Company, Ally McBeal, Charmed, Malcolm In The Middle and Dexter. A memorable moment for Kevin was being in the opera Tales Of Hoffman, sitting on the lap of Placido Domingo and his favorite role was starring as Micky alongside Carol Burnett. He has been published in the book "The Star Wars Vault" as well as several newspapers and magazines. Kevin has a few trading cards as the character Ali-Gator and his Ewok character.
American film and television actress Kristin Bauer, who has been in show business since her early 20's, is most known for her role as Pam, the vampire co-owner of Bon Temps' Fangtasia bar, in True Blood. Born and raised in Wisconsin, Kristin had an idyllic childhood centered around nature and animals. In junior high she got interested in the arts, specifically drawing and painting, and after graduating high school Kristin completed three years of art school before moving to Los Angeles, California to pursue a career in acting.
In 1996, Kristin appeared in one of her most memorable guest roles as "Man Hands" Gillian, Jerry's girlfriend, on Seinfeld. Throughout the years, she has played a few other series regular characters including the Geneva Renault, the buxom secretary of a high-tech security agency, on the short-lived action drama Total Security, Candy Cooper in the CBS family drama That's Life, and the sexy, softball "porn mom" on the NBC comedy Hidden Hills. In 2008, Alan Ball tapped her to co-manage the vampire bar Fangtasia with formidable Viking Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgård) on HBO's original drama True Blood.
You may know Larry Nemecek as “Dr. Trek”— the Star Trek author, editor, archivist, interviewer, producer, talking head and consultant, with his vidchats and more at TREKLANDblog.com and a resurrection of archival interviews, Trekland: On Speaker, with Disc 1 just released, “Future Voices, Passed.”
But now, back to his actor’s roots, Larry appears as his fave character Dr. McCoy in the new indie web series Star Trek Continues, debuting at Phoenix Comic-Con 2013 and everywhere online afterwards.
Meanwhile, you can hear Larry live on Geek Nation Tours’ “Hollywood2Vegas Trek Film Site Tour” in August, and he is still hunting “survivor” memories and crowd-funding his documentary The Con of Wrath, to preserve the wild and human story behind fandom’s greatest “meltdown turned miracle,” the 1982 Houston “Ultimate Fantasy” mega-Star Trek show.
What’s more, Larry’s been at work for a new, licensed non-fiction Trek title to be released for the holidays—a perfect echo to his original, twice-updated classic Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion which remains on eBook/Kindle.
Catch Larry too in the Blu-ray documentaries for remastered TNG, TOS film and soon Enterprise, Rod Roddenberry’s Trek Nation, John Hudgens’ docBackyard Blockbusters, the Biography Channel’s Captains of the Final Frontier, or his columns in Star Trek magazine, running since 1998, or as content producer for old and new startrek.com—which echo his seven-year stint as managing editor of the official Star Trek Communicator magazine.
Laurie Holden is unable to attend on Friday; photo ops can be redeemed throughout the weekend.
Holden has starred in numerous television and film projects and has received worldwide critical acclaim and honorable recognition for her diverse and eclectic choice of roles.
Early in her career, Holden made a name for herself by costarring opposite Burt Reynolds in Physical Evidence (1989), Vanessa Redgrave in Young Catherine (1991) and William Shatner in the TV Movie TekWar: TekLab (1994). She played Mabel Dunham in the TV Movie The Pathfinder (1996) (based on the novel of James Fenimore Cooper). On stage, she starred in Time and the Conways, written by J. B. Priestley and The Winter's Tale, based on the play of William Shakespeare. Other stage roles include Regina in Ghosts and Procne in The Love of the Nightingale.
After making various guest appearances on Due South, Murder, She Wrote andPoltergeist: The Legacy, Holden found some success playing a memorable recurring role on the seminal sci-fi series The X-Files, that of Marita Covarrubias, a mysterious government worker who becomes an informant to Special Agent Fox Mulder starting in the fourth season of that show through the final one (1996–2002). She also had a supporting role, as Mary Travis, opposite Michael Biehn and Ron Perlman in the TV series based on the MGM classic The Magnificent Seven (1998–2000) for CBS. She had a role on TV series Highlander: The Series as Debra Campbell.
Holden's most notable roles include starring opposite Jim Carrey in Frank Darabont's film The Majestic (2001) (It was while performing on stage in Cat On a Hot Tin Roof, that Holden was discovered by Darabont). As Carrey's long lost love, she received critical acclaim and praise for her performance. In 2002, she played her role of Marita Covarrubias for the final episode of The X-Files. She also co-starred alongside Dean Cain, Jennifer Tilly and Tim Curry in the Canadian comedy Bailey's Billion$ (2004). Other memorable roles include such hits as Fantastic Four (2005) (where she played Michael Chiklis' former love interest), playing cult hero Cybil Bennett in Christophe Gans' artistic-horror video game adaptation of Silent Hill (2006), and co-starring as Amanda Dumfries opposite Marcia Gay Harden and Thomas Jane in Stephen King's The Mist (2007). In 2008, Holden starred as Olivia Murray in FX's critically acclaimed series The Shield. She has also been seen in AMC's The Walking Dead (since 2010), based on the graphic novels. She plays Andrea, a civil rights lawyer and one of the main characters of the TV Series. Laurie Holden is actively producing film, theatre and television projects in addition to her acting pursuits.
Leonard C. McLeod is a producer, writer and president And Dark Sky Pictures LLC. Born in Berkley, CA and raised in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Leonard had his first photo published at 14. That led him to attend Northern Michigan University and the University of Maryland to study Photography, Criminal Justice and of course film. A photographer for over 40 years, Leonard is also a decorated U.S. Army Veteran, and has been a law enforcement officer with both city police and the Dept. of Corrections and Rehabilitation in California. Len has also received multiple appointments from California Constitutional Officers, including the Governor.
In 2003 Len, formed Highlander Films LLC, his first film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari Remix, (Staring Doug Jones, Neil Hopkins, Richard Herd, Daman krall, Judson Morgan) was entered at Screamfest LA and received 3 Awards including the festival award. After being released in distribution in 2007 Highlander Films received a Saturn Award for Best DVD release. Leonard has since gone on to produce 6 more features including the festival award-winning movie Godspeed. Since then Leonard has started a second company, Dark Sky Pictures LLC that has just finished its first and second features. Dark Sky Pictures has also shot several TV pilots and produced several industrial commercials, which Leonard has both produced and directed. Dark Sky Pictures LLC along with Monster School Project LLC is in production of its first Graphic Novel and Motion Comic entitled Monster School, which Leonard created and Co-wrote. Monster School has over 40 actors of Sci-Fi, Horror and Fantasy attached. Monster School is also in pre production for a live action feature film, directed by Joe Dante.
Leonard McLeod imdb http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1780191/
Lex Lang is a two time Emmy Award Winning American Voice Actor, Director, Singer Songwriter and Entrepreneur. Over the last sixteen years he has been in over five hundred Original Animation episodes, Anime series, and Video Games. From Han Solo in the Star Wars video games, to Sanoske Sagara in the epic Ruroni Kenshin anime series, to voices in the new Marvel Blockbuster, Ironman 3, Lex has played a wide assortment of well known heroes and villains throughout his career. Most recently Lex played Barry on The Regular Show, Dr. Doom in the new Avengers cartoon series and in the Marvel Heroes video game, Dr. Polaris and Dick Grayson as Batman in Batman Brave and the Bold, Marechio Omaeda in the anime series Bleach, Hayate Gekko in Naruto, and Shozin the Fire Lord in Avatar the Last Airbender animated series. You may have heard him as the Announcer on Spike TV for The Guys Choice Awards and Eddie Murphy: One Night Only a tribute to Eddie Murphy. Lex's video game directing credits include, Warhawk, Starship Troopers, GRID, World of Warcraft and Dirt 2. Lex is also a musician, guitarist and songwriter, he has been writing great songs since he was a child, and his music can be found on iTunes, CDBaby and his web site www.lexlang.com.
Actress whose credits include Sixteen Candles, Benny and Joon and Girlfriend From Hell.
BIO fr: IMDB: Daughter of Jack Curtis and Paulette Rubinstein was born in NYC on July 11, 1965. She made her debut on the pilot of Sesame Street at the ripe age of 4. Liane went to the Lycee Francais de New York and then to the Rudolf Steiner School. She studied acting with Anthony Mannino and Bill Alderson. Liane worked behind the scenes throughout her childhood dubbing several foreign films into English. Liane was a member of the Metropolitain and City Opera children's choruses. Liane's feature film debut was in John Sayles's Baby It's You in 1983. She was given special permission by SAG to work as an adult even though she was still a minor. Liane currently lives happily in Los Angeles with her husband and three children. She has written several songs which she has been known to play at coffee houses on the Westside of LA from time to time and works in TV and Film as often as she can.
Madison Dylan is an American actress born and raised in Wichita, Kansas. She grew up with one younger brother, her mom, and her dad. At a young age, Madison developed a love for sports, playing everything from basketball, to volleyball, to softball, and more. In fact, in the early parts of her high school career, she was aiming for playing softball for a Division 1 school as a pitcher. Madison had always loved entertaining people; making people smile was the highlight of her day! Doing everything from crazy, ‘man’ voices, to crank phone calls, to ‘Weekend at Bernies’ impressions, she always went for the laugh. After a brief semester at San Diego State University, Madison realized college was not for her, and Los Angeles was calling her name…so off she went! After years of studying and prep, Madison works currently on a show for Cinemax called Femme Fatales, does Voice-over for Robot Chicken, and is in pre-production for a feature film, Monster School, on which she is also a co-producer. Her idols have always been the ladies of the big screen, including Marilyn Monroe, Jean Harlow, Goldie Hawn, and Carole Lombard. In the start of her career, she was always cast as the ditzy, bubbly, blonde. She always quotes Ms. Marilyn Monroe, saying… “It takes a smart brunette, to play a dumb blonde.” Madison has a large comedic background in television including Entourage, Accidentally on Purpose, Funny or Die, Betty White’s Off Their Rockers, andFemme Fatales on which her character is the comedic role. As for film, she has graced the screen on American High School, Mardi Gras, Attack of the 50ft Cheerleader, andMonster School.
Mike Forest has been working in the entertainment business – film, television, radio, theatre – since he was in his teens! He has appeared in hundreds of television episodes, dozens of feature films, appeared on Broadway, in regional theatre and in local Los Angeles theatre – and voiced many hundreds of characters for animation (anime) and replaced voices (dubbing) in features and for television both here and in Europe. In addition to his enormous list of credits in the United States, he also built up a huge resume of work in Europe, having spent 10 years living in Rome. Michael filmed not only in Italy, but also in Spain, Yugoslavia, North Africa, on the CBC in Canada, and other areas.
One of Michael Forest’s signature performances was the God Apollo in the Original Star Trek Series episode “Who Mourns For Adonais.” It plays on the Sci Fi Channel constantly and is one of the series’ most respected episodes. His motorcycle riding alien in “Black Leather Jackets” on The Twilight Zone is another episode that hits the tv airwaves often. Now that so many of the early television programs are available on dvd, a number of the huge catalogue of Westerns he shot in the 50s and 60s are starting to run on television. GUNSMOKE, HERE COME THE BRIDES, BONANZA, BRANDED, DANIEL BOONE, LAREDO, RAWHIDE, THE VIRGINIAN, LARAMIE, WAGON TRAIN and of course the film, 100 RIFLES, which brought him to Europe in the first place. And there are so many more. Michael co-starred in a recurring role (with Roger Moore) on THE ALASKANS; he did the pilot for IT TAKES A THIEF, twice; GILLIGAN’S ISLAND, GET SMART, THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. – too, too many to mention here. In addition to other Soap Opera’s in which he appeared, Mike ran three years as a regular on HOW THE WORLD TURNS. His anime characters are on-going and there are already at least four pages of titles on imdb now – one of his favorite characters was a running part on POWER RANGERS (Olympias). His most recent television appearances were on ALIAS and COLD CASE. Check him out on imdb – 12 pages of credits – and that isn’t all there is!!! http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0286129/
Michael’s theatre credits span almost 60 years. He co-starred on Broadway in BREAKFAST WITH LES AND BES, he starred (understudied and went on for Frank Langella) in PICTURES AT AN EXECUTION at the Mark Taper Forum, played the leads in numerous Shakespearean plays at the Old Globe in San Diego, Milwaukee Rep, Seattle Rep and others. He has starred and co-starred in many Los Angeles, San Jose, and Seattle theatrical productions
Michael Rooker will now join us on Friday as well; additional photo ops available.
Ever since his spectacular film debut in the itle role of Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, actor, producer and director Michael Rooker has established himself as not only a gifted purveyor of bad guy roles, but also one of the hardest-working people in the business. Rooker has appeared in over 70 films during his legendary career, including Eight Men Out, Days of Thunder, Tombstone, The Replacement Killers and Slither. Rooker is also well-known in the gaming industry, having lent his voice talents to many popular video games, including the Call of Duty series Black Ops I and II, and James Gunn's Lollipop Chainsaw. He has also taken on numerous television roles, most notably and recently the hard-talking fan favorite Merle Dixon on AMC's The Walking Dead.
Soon to premiere as Starfleet's first ever ship's counselor, Dr. Elise MacKenna in "Star Trek Continues", Michele is most recently known to Sci-Fi fans as insane bounty hunter Red in "Fallout: Nuka Break", and as Betty the Manipulation Core in the Portal-based "Aperture R&D".
Her television work includes appearances on "CSI: NY", "New Girl", Disney's "Kickin' It", as well as her series regular role Katie in the sit-com "I Hate My 30s". Her feature film work includes co-starring in "The Last Godfather" with Harvey Kietel, "Politics of Love" with Brian White and Loretta Divine, and "The Columbian Connection" with Tom Sizemore. She has voiced roles in animated films such as Dreamwork's "Madagascar: Escape to Africa", in animated series like Cartoon Network's "MAR" as Pano, in several video games including "Dynasty Warriors: 7" as Wang Yi, and in several of anime's best loved series including "Ouran High School Host Club", "Tsubasa Chronicle", and "Claymore".
Michele began her career with classical training, earning degrees in both Theater and Classical Music, but her Los Angeles career started in sketch comedy. While currently making a living in TV and film appearances, voice acting, and commercials, she first spent 10 years creating and performing original characters, sketches, musicals, and short films around LA and beyond - including the HBO Comedy Workspace and comedy festivals.
She lives in Los Angeles and spends most of her time on set being told in various forms: "Great - now turn it down a notch".
Mike MacLean (http://www.mikemaclean.net) is best known for writing the hit Syfy movie Sharktopus, produced by the legendary Roger Corman. Mike’s other writing credits include Piranhaconda and Dinocroc vs. Supergator which Entertainment Weekly described as, “…impeccable Saturday-night junk entertainment …swift ridiculousness that had good lowdown energy.” In addition to creature features, Mike penned the Epix original comedy Attack of the 50ft Cheerleader and an intense action thriller for Sony Pictures which is currently in production. Mike’s latest project has him teamed with independent comic book icon Brian Pulido, creator of Evil Ernie and Lady Death. Mike’s crime fiction has bloodied the pages of numerous anthologies and magazines, including The Best American Mystery Stories, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, and Thug Lit: Hardcore, Hardboiled. A high school teacher by day, Mike lives in Tempe, Arizona with his beautiful wife and daughter and their two lazy dogs.
Mira Furlan is best known to the American audience for her role as Ambassador Delenn in the Warner Bros. TV-series “Babylon 5” and as Danielle Rousseau in the ABC hit series “Lost”. For her work on “Babylon 5” she received the Sci Fi Universe Best Supporting Actress Award in the science fiction genre.
A leading actress of film, stage and TV in the former Yugoslavia, Mira starred in over 35 films, including the Oscar nominated and Cannes Golden Palm winning “When Father Was Away on Business”. She recently starred in “Circus Columbia” directed by the Oscar winner Danis Tanovic as well as “The Tour” directed by Goran Markovic (Best Supporting Actress Award, Kiev, Ukraine; Grand Prix for best director in Montreal). Her latest project was an international omnibus film, “Don’t Forget Me Istanbul”, directed, among others, by the Oscar nominated Stefan Arsenijevic. For her work in film she received a number of awards, including two Golden Arenas (the Yugoslav Oscar) for “Beauty of Sin” and “Cyclops”.
In the former Yugoslavia she starred in numerous TV-series (“Velo Misto”, “Nepokoreni grad”, “Najbolje godine”, “Vratice se rode”) becoming one of the most well known actors in the country. On stage she performed in all major theatres throughout the country, including The Croatian National Theater in Zagreb and The Yugoslav Drama Theater in Belgrade. Among favorite theater roles are: Ophelia in “Hamlet”, Celimene in Moliere’s “Misanthrope”, Yvette in Brecht’s “Mother Courage”, Annabella in Ford’s “Tis Pity She’s a Whore”, Natalya Petrovna in Turgenev’s “A Month in the Country”, Isabella in Corneille’s “Theatrical Illusions”. For her stage work she received all the highest awards in the country. In the US Mira starred as Yerma in Lorca’s “Yerma”, Antigone in Sophocles’ “Antigone” (“Dramalogue” award for best performance in Los Angeles) and Tanya in D. Lipkin’s “Cranes” with the New Group in New York.
Mira left her country at the outbreak of the war in the nineties. After 10 years she returned to her native Croatia, starring in Euripides’ “Medea” to great critical acclaim.
Mira Furlan sang on three albums (“Mira Furlan I Orkestar D. Slamniga”, “Songs from Movies That Have Never Been Made”, “Be Five”). Her recently published book of essays is called “The Closing Sale”.
Morgan Gendel is unable to attend.
Nichelle Nichols was cast by Gene Roddenberry to create Lt. Uhura in his legendary TV series Star Trek, and its six major motion pictures. Among her other TV and film credits, she co-starred with Maxwell Caufied in The Supernaturals, with Ron Perlman in Captain Zoom in Outer Space, and with Lynn Redgrave in Cleopatra, and sang and danced with Sammy Davis Jr. in Porgy and Bess. Nichols was the first host of Inside Space, a SCI FI Channel series.
Musical theater has always been Nichols' first love. She was nominated twice for the Sarah Siddons Award for Best Actress for her performances in The Blacks and Kicks and Company. She starred in the touring Broadway hits Horowitz and Mrs. Washington and Nunsense II, and received rave reviews in both the U.S. and Canada for her one-woman musical, Reflections, in which she becomes twelve legendary entertainers.
Nichols was awarded her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame; was honored in Berlin with the Goldene Kamera Millenium Award; and was one of the first African-Americans to place her handprints and signature in the cement at Mann's Chinese Theatre. Along with her fellow Command Crew members on the Starship Enterprise, Nichols was installed in a special exhibit in the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, an unprecedented accolade for the entertainment industry.
Under contract with NASA, she recruited the first women and minority astronauts for the U.S. Space Shuttle program. For this pioneering effort, Nichols was granted NASA's Distinguished Public Service Award, becoming the first African-American civilian to receive this prestigious honor.
Her autobiography, Beyond Uhura, and her sci-fi novel, Saturn's Child, received worldwide readership. The sequel, Saturn's Quest, will be published early this year. Nichols was the guest solo artist with the Erie Pennsylvania Philharmonic Orchestra for their 80th Anniversary celebration. Marywood College of Pennsylvania conferred her with their Doctor of Arts, honoris causa degree for her lifetime achievement in the arts.
Born in Albany, New York and raised in Tempe AZ, Owen has been living and working in Los Angeles for the past 7 years. Owen went through extensive training at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in Hollwood. Throughout his career Owen has appeared in several films including Redemption and Mark Ruffalo's directorial debut Sympathy For Delicious. Owen has also appeared onUnusual Suspects on Investigation Discovery, as well as several commercials and theater productions.
Fans can connect with Pat on her blog www.PatriciaTallman.net, her Facebook/PatriciaTallmanPage , +Patricia Tallman ( Google +) or on Twitter @patriciatallman.
Paul Bradford is a member of Ghost Hunters International! Born and raised in Britain, Paul’s interests in the Paranormal unlike many didn’t come from any personal experiences but, in fact, from his love of Science Fiction, such shows as ‘Doctor Who’, ‘Stargate’ and ‘The X- Files’ have lead to some of Paul’s own ghostly inventions, inventions that he has spent the past 6 years bringing to the paranormal community. Paul passion for the paranormal has lead him to develop and create a number of different tools used now by paranormal groups all over the world. In his own words, Paul says, “my aim is to bring affordable equipment to the paranormal community”.
When not hunting ghosts, Paul spends as much time as possible with his family and has a keen interest in Art, Photography and Engineering. He is the author of ‘Wish You Were Here’ and 'Here, There and Back again...', both published visual journals of his travels all over the world.
Paul Gordon is an American television Executive Producer, Casting Director, and Writer. Gordon’s extensive reality casting and production history includes such hits as The Biggest Loser, The Amazing Race, Survivor and The Apprentice. Gordon has also cast for popular games shows like Minute to Win It, Deal or No Deal, and You Deserve It.
Gordon has worked with many different production companies ranging from ESPN to NBC, and Harpo to CBS. He has several new shows airing this summer, including the new Spike TV series Bellator: Fight Masters, as well as other projects currently in pre-production. Originally hailing from Philadelphia, PA, he currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and son.
Peter David is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous Star Trek novels, including the incredibly popular New Frontier series. In addition, he has also written dozens of other books, including his acclaimed original novel, Sir Apropos of Nothing, and its sequel, The Woad to Wuin. David is also well known for his comic book work, particularly his award-winning run on The Incredible Hulk. He recently authored the novelizations of both the Spider-Man and Hulk motion pictures.He lives in New York.
Peter Jurasik is an American actor known for his television roles as Londo Mollari in the 1990s science fiction series Babylon 5 and Sid the Snitch on the 1980s series Hill Street Blues and its short-lived spinoff Beverly Hills Buntz.
Among Jurasik's guest appearances are an entomologist in one episode of MacGyver, CID investigator Captain Triplett in two episodes of M*A*S*H, and Dr. Oberon Geiger on three episodes of Sliders.
Jurasik also starred as Mitch Kline in the 1983 short-lived CBS series Bay City Blues. He starred as Dr. Simon Ward in an episode of Columbo: Sex and the Married Detective in 1989.
His film roles include Crom in the film Tron (1982), with future Babylon 5 co-star Bruce Boxleitner, and as Roy, the perfect father neighbor, in Problem Child (1990).
In 1998, he wrote Diplomatic Act (ISBN 0-671-87788-7) with William H. Keith, Jr., a science fiction novel wherein the lead character, an actor in a science fiction show, is kidnapped by aliens who think he is the character from the program. The book is similar in tone and story to Galaxy Quest, which was released one year later.
In 2000, Jurasik appeared in the Doctor Who audio adventure Winter for the Adept.
The R2-D2 Builder's Club is an International online community focused on building life size replicas of everyones favorite Star Wars Droid.
Local members will be at Phoenix ComiCon, showing off their creations, and discussing the finer points of building Astromechs and other Star Wars Droids.
Come see us at the Star Wars Neighborhood!
Sickleis the second film by writer/director Robert Conway. After years of writing and producing short films and music videos, Robert directed his first full-length feature film Redemption in 2009 while still attending film school. The production cost less than one hundred thousand dollars and the help of eager classmates, Robert brought to life the tale of Frank Hardin, a cattle rustler and gambler who is forced to find his redemption against the backdrop of the American old west. The film was shot entirely on location in Arizona, and, after completion, went on to place in many markets both foreign and domestic. To date the film has grossed in excess of three million dollars worldwide. Shortly after the release of Redemption, Robert, his creative partner Justin L Anderson and producers Anthony Casanova and David Friedman began working on Sickle. The film stars legendary stunt man and horror actor Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th, Hatchet) and scream queen Tiffany Shepis (Dark Reel, Nightmare Man). Robert is also edits his films and considers post-production the "final re-write of my script."
Robin Atkin Downes has an extensive and distinguished career in all aspects of the film and television industry, not only as an accomplished Actor but also as a Director, Producer, Voice Over Artist, Mocap Artist and Music Producer.
Born and raised in the U.K., he was trained in the United States, with a Masters of Fine Arts degree from Temple University in Philadelphia.
Robin's on camera credits include series regular, recurring and guest starring roles on many shows including "Criminal Minds", "NCIS", "Entourage", "CSI Miami", "The Starter Wife", and "In Plain Sight" among others. He has also worked on Many features including "Mission Impossible 4", "Transformers 2 Revenge of The Fallen", "How To Train Your Dragon", and "Pirates of The Caribbean".
His Creature vocal effects can be heard in many films including "Green Lantern", "Immortals", "Happy Feet 2", "The Wolf Man", "Wolverine", "Aliens Vs Predator", and "The Tale of Desperaux".
As a Voice Over artist, Robin is one of the most prolific voice actors in Los Angeles and is proficient in over 60 dialects. He has acted in 100's of the top interactive titles in the industry, as well as work on commercials and animated shows. His current animated series work includes roles in "Thundercats", "The Clone Wars" "Avengers, Earths Mightiest Heroes","The Regular Show", and "Green Lantern", among many others. Robin performed the role of David in Katsuhiro Otomo's "Steam Boy", with Patrick Stewart, Alfred Molina and Anna Paquin. Other interactive credits include Talbot in "Uncharted 3 Drakes Deception", Joseph Capelli in "Resistance 3", Atoq Navarro in "Uncharted - Drakes Fortune", Sean Devlin in "Saboteur", Travis Touchdown in "No More Heroes", and Captain Slag in "Ratchet & Clank." His vocal creature skills were used for several of the locust creatures in the "Gears Of War" franchise as well as the characters Kim Minh, Niles and Chaps. He is working on many of the new titles to be released on the PS3 and the X Box 360. In addition he also performs promos and trailers for television and film.
Robin's Stage credits include performances in London, Prague and the United States including John Wilkes Booth in the Philadelphia premiere of "Assassins" "Cyranau De Bergerac" at the famed Walnut Street Theatre. Skinlad/Brink in "Road" performed at The Wilma Theatre and in Prague and The title role in Dracula at the Hermosa Playhouse.
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Sam Witwer headlines the SyFy series, Being Human, an adaptation of the popular British television series. The darkly humorous, provocative drama casts Sam as the heroic, “Aidan”, a sensual and brooding vampire. Feature film fans remember Sam as the sacrificed “Wayne Jessup” in The Mist, Frank Darabont's adaptation of the Stephen King novella. Two independent features in which Sam stars await release: The Return of Joe Rich, starring opposite Armand Assante and Talia Shire and No God, No Master starring with David Strathairn and Edoardo Ballerini.
A favorite in the science-fiction world, Sam began his career in the memorable role of “Lt. Crashdown” in SyFy's Battlestar Galactica and played “Davis Bloom/ Doomsday”, the man fated to kill Superman, on CW's Smallville. Star Wars fans and the gaming community will also recognize Sam as Darth Vader’s vengeful apprentice, “StarKiller” in the LucasArts' video game sensation Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (Parts One and Two). Through high-tech digital
referencing and motion capture, Sam has become the voice and face of this LucasArts’ creation in which the first title grossed over 500 million dollars and whose highly anticipated sequel will be released later this fall. Sam has also done extensive voice work for the fan-favorite Clone Wars, which includes his most current role as ‘Darth Maul’.
His other television credits include guest appearances on Bones, Star Trek: New Voyager, Navy NCIS, Dragnet, Cold Case, Tag, and ER.
A Chicago native and a Juilliard-trained actor, Sam is also an accomplished musician who performed in the LA music scene with his band, The Crashtones.
Sarah Agor is a New Jersey Girl. She completed NYU's Stella Adler Conservatory Program and graduated from The University of Chicago with a BA in International Studies. Sarah has garnered an international fan base for her work as a series regular on the hit Vh1 TV show Scream Queens, and is recognizable among gamers for her role as Sophie/Sweet Chick in Sony PS Twisted Metal. Her break into WebTV began early on when she was cast to play The Shaz on the 1st ever myspace TV show "Roommates." In addition to all of Sarah’s acting, writing, and producing pursuits she is the Founder and host of the LA Horror Fest (at Raleigh Studios) and is a Founding partner of the online start-up Winggirl.com.
Shane Dean a.k.a. Shark began his career in Minnesota doing musical theater and stage productions throughout his academic years. Upon receiving his communications degree he graduated to the air waves of rock radio as an on-air DJ and voice over specialist for Rockin' 101 WHMH in St. Cloud, MN. After migrating to Phoenix in the mid-90's he began performing in Shakespearian productions and got the title role in Bram Stokers: Dracula. Shane's DJ style has also been heard on such Phoenix area radio stations as EDGE 103.9 (now X 103.9 FM) and Rock Alt. 106.7 KWSS FM. Over his years in Phoenix, Shane has mastered his screen talents with many starring roles in such movies as Deadfall Trail, Death Factory: Bloodletting, and Vampageddon, which are all available on NETFLIX. Shane is also enjoying the success of The Frankenstein Syndrome which recently had a run on The Movie Channel.
SHANNON ERIC DENTON is a veteran storyteller and artist with credits at Cartoon Network, Warner Bros., Jerry Bruckheimer Films, NBC, Disney, Sony, ToyBiz, Marvel Entertainment, FoxKids, Paramount, CBS, Dimension Films, DC Comics, and Nickelodeon.
He was a storyboard artist on the OSCAR NOMINATED feature "Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius" and directed the original commercial animations for the movie. He has written for Cartoon Network and worked in live action on shows like LAS VEGAS, and his projects have been featured in ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY and PUBLISHERS WEEKLY.
Shannon is featured in a section of the book Toon Art: The Graphic Art of Digital Cartooning and contributed to the cover art. In 2001, he won Comic Shop News's Readers Choice Red Kryptonite Award for Favorite New Creator.
Shannon is co-founder of the online website KOMIKWERKS, which has partnered with AOL and comics legend Stan Lee. Komikwerks has also launched a new line of illustrated children's action books under the ACTIONOPOLIS imprint.
Shannon is currently writing and producing on the animated series WORLD OF QUEST for Warner Bros. as well as working for publishers TOKYOPOP, Desperado Publishing, AiT/Planet Lar, IDW, BOOM Studios, and Image Comics on his creator owned titles.
Shannon was also nominated for the 27th as well as 28th Annual ComicBuyersGuide Fan Awards for Best Editor.
His book GRAVESLINGER was nominated for a 2010 Harvey Award.
Silver Prince Productions is a group of 4 (3 Princes, and 1 Princess). The founding members are Shino Talbott and Savvy Sterling. A new group in Arizona, they're just trying to have a great time and make people smile.
Stephen Furst has starred in many motion pictures and television series. Beginning with the smash hit comedy classic, National Lampoon’s ANIMAL HOUSE, where he starred as the lovable yet bumbling fraternity freshman, Flounder. Stephen did a series of other motion pictures including SILENT RAGE, UP THE CREEK, and THE DAY AFTER. He also starred as the semi-speechless mental patient in THE DREAM TEAM, along with Michael Keaton and Christopher Lloyd. Stephen starred in the highly acclaimed medical drama show, ST. ELSEWHERE, as Dr. Elliot Axlerod. He then hung up his doctor scrubs and donned a special hair-do, eyebrows, and teeth to play the character of Vir, in the Warner Bros. Science fiction hit BABYLON 5.
Furst described his character as a very dedicated ambassador’s assistant. "He got pushed around a lot by his boss Londo, but he did have a limit and would answer Londo back, if only within his own mind. " I loved doing BABYLON 5; Furst goes on to say. "I always love to play different types of characters and that one was out of this world."
Now that BABYLON 5 has come to an end, Stephen has expanded on his directing and acting skills directing the feature film, BABY HUEY's GREAT EASTER ADVENTURE and providing character voices for the LITTLE MERMAID II, The: Return to the Sea, and BUZZ LIGHTYEAR OF STAR COMMAND: The Adventure Begins.
Steven Dengler is a well-known entrepreneur, investor, and geek. He is CEO and co-founder of XE.com Inc., the world's favorite currency site, one of the 500 most popular websites in the world.
Steven is also the CEO and founder of Dracogen Inc., which provides strategic financing to a number of promising gaming, high-tech, and creative ventures. He is co-founder and director of Wifarer Inc., the revolutionary indoor positioning and navigation system. He is also co-founder and editor of the popular MegaCynics webcomic, in which he appears as a character.
Steven supports a number of New Media projects, serving as Executive Producer for (and actor in) productions like "Star Trek Continues", "The Jeff Lewis Five Minute Comedy Hour", "Nuka Break", "Research", "Shelf Life", "The Silent City", "Save the Supers", "My Gimpy Life", and others.
An only child, Tara began acting at age nine. She grew up all over the country, from VA and AZ to OK and MI. Tara received her BFA degree in theatre from Rutgers University's Mason Gross School of the Arts and the London Academy of Theatre, where she also spent a semester studying abroad.
Tara has performed internationally at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and has been seen in everything from Shakespearean classics to world premieres nationally.
Tara now lives in Los Angeles where she continues to pursue her passion: in film, television, animation (voice-over) and stage. She's been fortunate to work with an array of wonderful artists in a variety of once-in-a-lifetime productions. She continues to be seen on stage and screen globally and can be heard in voice over in animation and video games, and is quickly becoming well known for her English dub of Temari on Naruto.
Tara's recently turned to writing and producing; she's produced theatre in NY and LA and started her own independent production company, Monkey Kingdom Productions, with business partner Yuri Lowenthal in Hollywood. Currently in post production on MKP's first feature film, TUMBLING AFTER, she and Lowenthal have collaborated on five feature scripts.
Tara is also a certified Feng Shui consultant through the Shambhalla West Coast Iand practices yoga weekly. She is currently studying hypnotherapy and is a Certified Master nstitute Hypnotist, NLP Practitioner and Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator thru the Hypnosis Motivation Institute; to find out more about her practice visit ImagineItTrue.com. You are welcome to read her rantings on blogspot.
Kurt Colin, Shawn Lindemood and Glendon Taylor all found each other through a Predator costuming website in 2010. Shawn hosted a meet and greet party and since that time Predators in Arizona began organizing and appearing in groups together at events around the state. While still a relatively loose organization there are approximately 10 active Predators in Az and at least that many still in the building/planning stages. One of the unique things about the Az Predator Clan is the variety of colors and character designs, and also the rather large number of female Predators that participate.
We are a very inclusive group and enjoy seeing new designs and ideas. We love to build and experiment with different construction and painting techniques. Shawn is a sculptor, mold maker and caster. He has a variety of different specialty tools he works with to create his pieces. Kurt is a basher, using found items, recycled material and a range of tools to accomplish his constructions. We have a talent base capable of doing just about anything on just about any budget, and we love to share and receive knowledge.
Tiffany Brouwer is a multi-talented American Actress and singer/songwriter who, began her career at the age of 4 dancing and singing in school productions and local talent shows. Tiffany then was picked by MTV to star in the show Becoming Nelly Furtado, Tiffany's natural charm and beauty quickie caught the attention of agents and managers. Soon Tiffany found herself working non stop on TV shows like Bones, CSI, How I met Your Mother, Drake & Josh, NCIS, andEntourage. As well as acting in feature films such as The Help, White Space, Jonas Brothers 3D, Monster School andCon Games. A native of North Carolina Tiffany eventually moved to Los Angels as the acting jobs started pouring in. Once in L.A Tiffany befriended writer producers Jace Smith and Bruce Foster and so began her singing career. Together they would write, record, and perform. With their combined talent they began writing and recording Tiffany's first CD.
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Tracy pursued a full-time acting career and studied at the Herbert Berghoff Studio and the Wynn Hanmann Studio. Her first role came in the television movie Twirl with Heather Locklear and soon after she was cast in her first series, The Renegades, opposite Patrick Swayze. She also starred as Charlton Heston's daughter, Monica Colby, in the popular series The Colbys and reprised her role later on Dynasty.
Coming off a successful year displaying her comedic talent as Catherine "Cat" Grant, the Daily Planet's laser-tongued society columnist on ABC's Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Tracy joined the cast of Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years as Amanda Carpenter, playing the character with an explosive mixture of passion and danger. Tracy's versatility as an actress continued to show in her work as she starred in Galaxy Beat, a wacky off-beat comedy with Gregory Harrison, played a Cardassian scientist in an episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and starred as an immortal in a recurring role on Highlander: The Series. In one of the highest rated TV movies of 1996, Tracy held her own as attorney Anita Smithfield opposite Larry Hagman's J.R. in Dallas: J.R. Returns and reprised the role several years later in Dallas: War of the Ewings.
Tracy is also well-known for her lead role as Captain Elizabeth Lochley, a career military officer, in the award-winning international hit series Babylon 5, in which she starred alongside Bruce Boxleitner, Jerry Doyle and Mira Furlan.
Her feature film credits include Dangerous Toys with Bentley Mitchum, Dead Space with Billy Dee Williams, Toy Soldiers with Tim Robbins, Watchers (the film adaptation of Dean Koontz' best seller), the lead role of Evelyn opposite Maxwell Caulfield in Dangerous Company, and Timebomb co-starring Michael Biehn and Patsy Kensit.
On stage Tracy starred in The Sicilian Bachelor, which enjoyed a six month run at the Tiffany Theatre. She won critical acclaim for her dynamic performance and received the Daily News coveted "Marquis Award" for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy.
In addition to her film, television and stage work, Tracy takes on other projects that she believes in. This was made evident when she teamed up with Black Entertainment Television's populat talk show Other Voices host, Bev Smith, to host the video Rape is Not An Option. The video makes a convincing case for rape prevention, providing several highly effective, common-sense self-defense techniques which require no special skills. Rape is Not An Option was "Highly Recommended" in both Library Journal and Video Rating Guide.
Known for her athletic prowess, Tracy was a natural to star in two workout videos. In Tough Stuff, which she also produced, she leads a plyometric workout with friends Marcus Allen, former world champion boxer Carlos Palomino and pro-beach volleyball player Randy Stoklos. The second video, Mind Your Body on ABC Home Video, combines a high energy workout with Tracy's motivational coaching.
Tracy's passion for languages, the arts and travel are a balancing counterpoint to her continuing commitment to physical fitness and to acting. Most recently Tracy has starred in the Babylon 5 TV movies River of Souls and A Call to Arms, the Canadian TV series The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne, and reprised her role as Captain Lochley in the Babylon 5 spinoff series Crusade.
Vic has been acting for stage and screen since he was 8 years old. But he started his career in anime a little over ten years ago as Vega in Streetfighter II. Since then Vic has been in more than two hundred shows and video games, known for such roles as Edward Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist, Tamaki Suou in Ouran High School Host Club, Zero in Vampire Knight, Yoshimori in Adult Swim's Kekkaishi, Death Scythe in Soul Eater, Fai in Tsubasa Chronicle, Dark in DN Angel, Kurz in Full Metal Panic, Broly in Dragonball Z, Kougaijji in Saiyuki, Ikkaku in Bleach, Yukito in Air, Takanaga in Wallflower, Tatsu in Peacemaker, Luciano in Code Geass, Virgil Walsh in Trinity Blood, Hikaru in Macross and many more.
Currently Vic recently played the lead in the new Pokemon movie, as well as roles G4's Wolverine and Iron Man series, and the original Mass Effect movie. Vic is currently playing roles in Tiger & Bunny, Digimon, Nura, Lagrange and several others. Vic has also voiced roles in a large number of video games including Soul Calibur, Disgaea, Dynasty Warriors, Persona III, Sonic Colours, DBZ, Bleach, FMA and more. But even longer than his voice acting, Vic has been a professional music composer / singer / producer who has written and produced hundreds of pieces for TV, radio and CD. He sings the themes for shows like One Piece & DBGT, and has produced several CDs of his own original music, all available on iTunes.
Finally, in addition to anime and music, Vic has a degree in film and is deeply involved as an actor and director in several web series like “Nuka Break”, “Starship Farragut”, and is executive producing a brand new TOS based series “Star Trek Continues” where he is also playing Captain Kirk. Vic works regularly writing, producing and directing video and film productions of all kinds.
Wil Wheaton's successful acting career began in 1986 with acclaimed roles in Stand By Me and Toy Soldiers. He continued to build his resume through his teen years as series regular ‘Wesley Crusher’ on Star Trek: The Next Generation and opposite Robin Williams in Flubber. But Wil is much more than just an actor; he’s an author, blogger, voice actor, widely-followed original Twitter user, and a champion of geek culture.
Wil currently splits his time between acting and writing. He currently recurs as Doctor Isaac Parrish on SyFy’s hit series Eureka, as computer hacker Chaos on TNT’s Leverage, and as a “delightfully evil version” of himself on CBS’s The Big Bang Theory. He has recently appeared as serial killer ‘Floyd Hansen’ on Criminal Minds, comic book publisher ‘Miles Sklar’ on NUMB3RS, as the voice of ‘Ted Kord, the Silver Age Blue Beetle’, on Batman: The Brave and the Bold, and as Axis of Anarchy leader Fawkes in Felicia Day’s smash hit webseries “The Guild.”
An avid and passionate gamer, Wil gave the keynote address to the 2007 Penny Arcade Expo, and delivered the inagural keynote address to PAX East in 2010. He has been featured on the long-running Wizards of the Coast Dungeons and Dragons podcast as the Eladrin Avenger Aeofel, and provides voices for numerous videogames, including Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Red Dead Redemption, Brutal Legend, Fallout: New Vegas, and DC Universe Online.
As an author, he's published several acclaimed books, including: Just A Geek, Dancing Barefoot, The Happiest Days of Our Lives, and Memories of the Future Volume 1, a humorous and nostalgic episode guide of the first half of the first season of Star Trek: The Next Generation. All of his books grew out of Wil’s immensely popular, award-winning weblog, which he created at WIL WHEATON dot NET and currently maintains at WIL WHEATON dot NET: in Exile. While most celebrities are happy to let publicists design and maintain their websites, Wil took a decidedly different turn when he started blogging in 2001. He designed, coded, and maintained WWdN entirely on his own, until he “blew up” his sites’ database in 2005 and moved his blog to the TypePad service. In 2003, Forbes.com readers voted WWdN the “Best Celebrity Weblog.” Wil's blog was chosen by C|Net for inclusion in their 100 most influential blogs, and is an “A” lister, according to Blogebrity.com. In the 2002 weblog awards (the bloggies) Wil won every category in which he was nominated, including “Weblog of the Year.” In 2007, Wil was nominated for a Lifetime Achievement Bloggie, alongside Internet powerhouses Slashdot and Fark. In the 2008 weblog awards, Wil was voted the "Best Celebrity Blogger," and in 2009 Forbes named him the 14th most influential web celebrity. This is all amusing to Wil, who doesn't think of himself as a celebrity, but is instead, "just this guy, you know?"
Wyatt has been acting since he was a child playing roles like Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Into The Woods: Rapunzel’s Prince and more. He’s won several classical piano competitions and enjoys composing, singing and playing bass with his band. Wyatt even works as a flight director at the Christa McAuliffe Space Education Center taking young students to distant destinations in the galaxy. He comes from a family of nine where the ultimate family pastime is anything Star Trek.
Yuri Lowenthal is best known for his voice acting in such roles as Superman (Legion of Superheroes), The Prince of Persia (PoP:Sands of Time), Kamal (HALO 2/ ilovebees), Sasuke (Naruto) and Ben Tennyson (Ben 10: Alien Force). He also recently kicked Samuel L. Jackson’s ass in Spike TV’s Afro Samurai.
Yuri Lowenthal is an international theatre performer in addition to his work in voice over. Yuri is also no stranger to the on-camera world: TV: Alias, Gilmore Girls, Close To Home, Reasonable Doubt; Film: In the Blink of an Eye, Death's Door, and Tumbling After - which he wrote and produced with Tara Platt and their production company Monkey Kingdom Productions. Catch him in the animated features Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo, Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles, and Paprika; as well as playing Superman on Kids' WB's new show Legion of Superheroes, Ben on the
updated Ben 10: Alien Force, Bobby Drake “Ice Man” in the new animated Wolverine and the XMen Series and in Spike TV's Afro Samurai opposite Samuel L. Jackson and Ron Perlman. Yuri's also known for his work in video games, most notably as the titular prince in the best-selling Prince of Persia series as well as his work in Halo2 (ilovebees), Saint’s Row and the Final Fantasy series. Anime fans may also know him from series Cartoon Network’s #1 show Naruto, RaveMaster, Kyo Kara Maoh, Ergo Proxy, Noein, Code Geass, and more. For more information, please visit his website www.YuriLowenthal.com.