Our 2014 Media Guest lineup is unfolding!
The following guests have already commited to our 2014 convention!
Keep checking back here! Guest announcments will be made on a regular basis over the year but are subject to change!
William Shatner is a Canadian actor, musician, singer, author, film director, spokesman and comedian. He gained worldwide fame and became a cultural icon for his portrayal of Captain James Tiberius Kirk, Commander of the Federation Starship USS Enterprise, in the science fiction television series Star Trek, from 1966 to 1969; Star Trek: The Animated Series from 1973 to 1974, and in seven of the subsequentStar Trek feature films from 1979 to 1994. He has written a series of books chronicling his experiences playing Captain Kirk and being a part of Star Trek, and has co-written several novels set in the Star Trek universe. He has also authored a series of science fiction novels called TekWar that were adapted for television.
Shatner also played the eponymous veteran police sergeant in T. J. Hooker from 1982 to 1986. Afterwards, he hosted the reality-based television series, Rescue 911 from 1989 to 1996, which won a People's Choice Award for Favorite New TV Dramatic Series. He has since worked as a musician, author, director and celebrity pitchman. From 2004 to 2008, he starred as attorney Denny Crane in the television dramas The Practice and its spin-offBoston Legal, for which he won two Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award.
Mr Shatner will appear on Friday and Saturday ONLY! We will not be on site on Sunday.
Amy Jo Johnson
First ever con appearance!
Amy Jo Johnson has been successfully working as an actress for over twenties years in the film and television industry, with roles such as Kimberly Hart - The original Pink Power Ranger, Julie Emrick on the critically-acclaimed television series Felicity, and Jules Callaghan in the award-winning Canadian series Flashpoint. These experiences have given her the confidence to venture beyond acting and into the world of writing and directing. Her first screenplay, "Crazier Than You," won the 2012 Blacktie Screenplay Competition at the Long Island Film Festival, and placed 3rd in the 2013 Write Brothers Screenplay Competition at the Canada International Film Festival. Amy Jo's directorial debut, the short film BENT, was the winner of the Audience Choice Award at the 2013 Women in Film and Television Toronto Short Film Showcase, the Jury Award at the 2013 Toronto Independent Film Festival, among other official selections in film festivals across the US. Amy Jo has also personally received the Shelly Award for women filmmakers at the 2013 Long Island Film Festival. Lines, Amy Jo's second short film, is in post-production and will be hitting the festival circuit in 2014.
Amy Jo is also a musician, with two albums under her belt. Her latest project, Never Broken, will be a compilation of original tunes about the struggles we face in life, and persevering through them. Never Broken, as well as Amy Jo’s other albums, The Trans-American Treatment and Imperfect, are available on cdbaby.com and iTunes.
Amy jo will only be appearing at a seperate ticketed "Amy Jo Johnson Experience" on Saturday and will NOT be on the main convention floor at any time.
Jason David Frank
Best known for his role as Tommy Oliver in the long-running TV show Power Rangers, Jason morphed into a series of different rangers over the years: Mighty Morphin Green and White, Red Zeo, Red Turbo, and then returned in 2004 as the Black DinoThunder Ranger. All in all, ‘Tommy’ appeared in more episodes than any other character, 225 in total, and appeared in both full-length movies, “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers The Movie” (1995) and “Turbo” (1997).
A highly accomplished and respected martial artist with 33 years experience, Kyoshi Frank currently holds a seventh degree black belt in American Karate and a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He is the owner/operator of Rising Sun Karate and MMA, with two schools in Texas and one in California.
An actor at heart, Jason has taken on several small and big screen roles with his most recent being “The One Warrior”—an action/fantasy film which also stars James Russo and Dominic Keating.
This is Jason's third year with us and he has become a regular fixture! He is one of our biggest supporters and we can never express how much we appreciate all his help! Hopefully he will be with us for years to come!
The Walking Dead - Carol
Melissa was born right here in Lexington, KY and began acting in film and on television in the early 1990s.She made her debut on television in 1993 on an episode of ABC legal drama Matlock and in later years appeared in TV movies, such as In the Heat of the Night: Give Me Your Life, Her Deadly Rival, Close to Danger, Any Place But Home, Nathan Dixon and Pirates of Silicon Valley. In 1996 she appeared on the CBS miniseries A Season in Purgatory based on 1993 novel with the same name by Dominick Dunne.
McBride guest starred in several television series, including American Gothic, Profiler, Walker, Texas Ranger and Dawson's Creek.
McBride worked as a film and commercial casting director in Atlanta, Georgia from 2000 until 2010.
In 2007, director Frank Darabont cast McBride as the "Woman With Kids at Home" in the ensemble cast science-fiction horror film The Mist based on the 1980 novella of the same name by Stephen King.
In 2010, McBride joined the cast of the AMC television drama series The Walking Dead based on the comic book series of the same name. She plays Carol Peletier, the middle aged widow and caring mother to her daughter Sophia. She was promoted to series regular as of season 2 and is going strong into season 4.
Guest announcement and bio coming soon!
Nichelle Nichols is an American actress, singer and voice artist. She sang with Duke Ellington and Lionel Hampton before turning to acting. Her most famous role is that of communications officer Lieutenant Uhura aboard the USS Enterprise in the popular Star Trek television series, as well as the succeeding motion pictures, where her character was eventually promoted in Starfleet to the rank of commander. Her Star Trek character was groundbreaking in U.S society at the time, and civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. personally praised her work on the show and asked her to remain when she was considering leaving the series
Black Stone Cherry
VIP Party Band
The Kentucky-bred hard rockers in Black Stone Cherry have had their music blared from speakers large and small, toured relentlessly with the likes of Nickelback and Motörhead, and debuted at #1 on the UK rock chart with their sophomore release, 2008’s Folklore and Superstition. In the face of these successes, the band members decided to put themselves to the ultimate test for the creation of their third full-length, Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea: they took a year off from touring and focused all their energy on songwriting.
We are thrilled to have BSC playing our Saturday night VIP party.
Show time is 10pm in the Patterson Ballroom - Admission is for VIP badge holders ONLY!
The Incredible Hulk
Lou was only 21 when he won his first Mr. Universe title, a Guinness Book record that stands to this day. More incredible, at age 22 he won again - and to this day remains the only person to win consecutive titles! Lou carried the world of bodybuilding to new heights and himself to superstardom with the film documentary, Pumping Iron, which chronicled the fabled exploits of the youngest and only person to ever become Mr. Universe twice in a row! Exploding onto the film scene, with his place as a body building legend secured, Lou set out to do the same thing in film and television. In less than a year after Pumping Iron, Lou was again larger than life and created a new cult legend as the title character of the hit show The Incredible Hulk. The same hard work that crafted his six foot five inch, two hundred eighty five pound frame into a piece of human art, define him as an actor with the uncanny ability to assume characters of mythic proportions that carry a primal humanity.
A veteran of 10 seasons of the Power Rangers series, Paul Schrier is the longest appearing character in the now iconic action children’s show. Rounding out acting work, Paul is also a 3D digital artist, Director, and still occasionally does theater and voice acting when time allows. In addition to currently appearing in Saban’s Power Rangers Samurai on Nickelodeon, Paulie also is Creative Director at an undisclosed Los Angeles Art Studio
The voice of Ghost Face
Roger was the voice of Mojo Jojo on TVs the PowerPuff Girls but is best known as the phone voice in the Scream movie series and doing treacherous or scary characters in cartoons and video games.
He has been a lifelong puppeteer, and is a member of the Puppeteers of America.
Jason Narvy portrayed the role of “Skull” in over 300 episodes of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and its spin-offs, Power Rangers Zeo, Power Rangers Turbo, and Power Rangers in Space, as well as 40 episodes of Fox Television’s Masked Rider as the voice of “Chopper.” While under contract with Fox, Jason also filmed two feature length films under the MMPR franchise, Power Rangers: The Movie and Turbo, as well as leads parts in two pilots for Fox/Family.
Jason turned his attention to the stage in recent years and has acted and directed in theaters around the country. He is now based in Chicago where he is Artistic Director for ACT and Assistant Professor of Theater at Concordia University Chicago. Dr. Narvy holds a Master of Letters in Shakespearean Performance from Mary Baldwin College and a PhD in Theater Studies from the University of California.
Blue MMPR Ranger
David Yost is an American actor most notably known for his role as Billy, the Blue Ranger on the international television series The Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers. Yost completed over 200 episodes of the series and starred in the feature film Power Rangers: the Movie. The feature film was produced by some of Hollywood’s leading producers like Jon Landau (Titantic & Avatar) and Suzanne Todd (the Austin Powers franchise &
Alice in Wonderland).
Since leaving the series, Yost has turned his attention to behind-the-scenes work in the Entertainment Industry. He has worked on and produced many reality television shows most notably The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills for Bravo and Temptation Island for
FOX. As well as being a producer, Yost has held the title of Director of Production at the Sci Fi Lab, a television development entity for the
SyFy Channel and Manager of Licensing for Pioneer/Geneon Entertainment in which he sold completed television series to international distributors, domestically closing deals
with MTV & Showtime. David is appearing Courtesy of Galactic Productions
Honky Tonk Man
Roy Wayne Farris, better known by his ring name The Honky Tonk Man, is an American professional wrestler. A 1975 graduate from University of Memphis with a B.S. degree in Education, Farris coached high school football for two seasons at Munford High School in Munford, Tennessee. Currently working on the independent circuit, he previously worked for World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and World Wrestling Federation (WWF)--now WWE. He is best known for his first run with WWF, where he held the WWF Intercontinental Championship for a record 64 weeks, and lost it to Ultimate Warrior in the very first pay-per-view of SummerSlam.
Big Van Vader
Its Vader Time!
Leon White better known by his ring names Big Van Vader or Vader, is an American semi-retired professional wrestler. White is best known for his time with the WWE, New Japan Pro Wrestling, World Championship Wrestling, and All Japan Pro Wrestling in the 1990s.
A super-heavyweight wrestler capable of aerial maneuvers such as the moonsault and the dropkick, White was both a face and a heel in several professional wrestling promotions. During his career, he became an eight time world champion, having won the WCW World Heavyweight Championship three times, the IWGP Heavyweight Championship three times and the AJPW Triple Crown Heavyweight Championship twice.
Veronica Taylor is a classically trained actor who has performed in NYC and around the U.S. in contemporary and classical theatre. Her voice has been a part of Saturday morning cartoons for some time now. She is probably best known for playing the roles of Ash and May on “Pokemon”, April on “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and Abby on “Cubix”, among others. Currently, she can be heard as Max on “Dinosaur King”, Carly on “Yu-Gi-Oh!5D’s”, many characters with accents on “Huntik”, and as Tori in “Tai Chi Chasers”. She can be heard on PBS kids’ Word World (Sheep), Lunch Lab (Mixiebot), and the recently launched “Chuck Vanderchuck’s ‘something something’ Explosion!” (Ramona). Some anime favorites include Yukino on “His and Hers Circumstances, Amelia on “Slayers”, all 7 Nana’s on “Nana Seven of Seven”, and Narue on “World of Narue”, as well as many others. She has done numerous voices for animation, video games, audiobooks, commercials, and documentaries. For a more in depth list, check out her website- www.veronicataylor.net.
Brandon Jay McLaren
Graceland / SPD
Star of USA networks hit show "Graceland", Canadian actor Brandon Jay McLaren was born to parents from Grenada and Trindad.. Hailing from Vancouver, Brandon attended the Johnston Heights Secondary School in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada where he studied Drama for five years, working with the Johnston Heights Theatre Company. He also attended the University of New York in Albany, furthering his study in acting. In 2003, he began his acting career and since then has been seen in both television and film. His extensive list of small screen credits include roles as the Red Ranger on Power Rangers S.P.D. (2005), Harper's Island (2009), The Best Years (2007) and AMC's original series The Killing (2011). Brandon also has strong ties to television movies, including the horror flicks The Sea Beast (2008) and Yeti: Curse of the Snow Demon (2008). He also had a recurring role on the Canadian comedic series Being Erica (2009) from 2010-2011.
The voice of Rita Repulsa!
Barbara Goodson is an actress known mostly for her versatility in voicing original and dubbed cartoons. She is voted one of the ten best women to do the voices for young males in cartoons. She was the voice of Red Fraggle and Wingnut in Jim Henson's cartoon Fraggle Rock as well as the voice of Empress Rita Repulsa in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Power Rangers Zeo, Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie, Power Rangers in Space, and most recently Mother Talzin on Star Wars: The Clone Wars..
As for her anime dubbing, she has an extensive list of credits. Shows such as HBO's Adventures of Tom Sawyer as Tom, Tekkaman Blade as Star, Dragon Ball, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Naruto as Granny Chiyo and Lady Shima and FLCL as Naota. She was also the first woman to dub Kiki's mom in Kiki's Delivery Service.
Red MMPR Ranger
Steve Cardenas is a martial artist and former actor, perhaps most noted for playing Rocky DeSantos in the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers TV series.
He started training in martial arts when he was about 12 years old and reached black belt in tae kwon do at age 16.
His character, Rocky, replaced Jason Lee Scott as the Red Ranger in the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers TV series, and he later became the Blue Ranger for Power Rangers Zeo. He had no previous acting experience and had to learn on the job. Cardenas left the Power Rangers series at the end of Zeo in order to focus on his karate school. Many years later he began making convention appearances with other former cast members.
He holds multiple awards from martial arts contests, including two Silver Medals at Copa Pacifica (2009 and 2011), Gold Medal winner of the 2009 American National Championship, Gold Medal in the 2010 Jiu-Jitsu Pro Gear Open, and Silver Medal in the 2010 No-Gi World Championships.
Snyder was hired to voice Master Shake on Aqua Teen Hunger Forcewithout auditioning, based solely on his speaking voice during a phone call to Dave Willis.Snyder also provided the voice of Gazpacho on Chowder, Todd and Benny Lee on the G4TV show Code Monkeys, "The Alchemist" on The Venture Bros., and Granny Cuyler on Squidbillies. He also voices Leonard the Koala in The Penguins of Madagascar and plays a teacher named "Mr. Baldwin" on the Disney series Fish Hooks.He played Alistair in Open Season 3. Snyder provided the voices of Sam as well as Cold Fusion Reactor Dad on the web series Suicide by Side.He also narrated the Adult Swim web series Sipes Stories that he co-produced with Andy Sipes. He has also starred on Adventure Time as The Wizzard from the episode "Little Dude" in the fifth season.
Aisha - MMPR Yellow
Karan Ashley has had a career that has span over 20 years as an actress, singer, radio show host, reality star, writer and TV and film producer. She began her entertainment career as a child singer in the girl group KRUSH but her big break came when she went to an open call audition and landed the role of Aisha the Yellow Power Rangers on Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers. She was able to do over 80 episodes and star in the hit movie “Power Rangers the Movie”.
Since Power Rangers she has been on many different TV shows and films such as, Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper, The Steve Harvey Show, One on One, The Parkers, Kenan & Kel, Chat Room, The Opposite Sex, Taylor’s Wall, Wicked Weekend, Jazz Scene, The Encounter and many other projects.
Karan is currently working on the projects: Uncensored Reality, Uncensored Radio and Grow Up Already!
John Dugan is an American actor, best known for his role in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) and Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013) as Grandpa Sawyer. He also did a cameo as a police man at the end of Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation(1994). John took time off away from the public and the cameras until the 2000's, when he started making appearances and acting in independent films again. John has most recently been seen in The Hospital opposite actor/stuntman Jim O'Rear.
The First Son!
Jett Lucas portrayed Zett Jukassa, a young Jedi Padawan in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones and in Revenge of the Sith. As Darth Vader and the Grand Army descend on the Jedi Temple in ROTS, Jukassa fought his way to a landing platform on the upper level of the temple.When Senator Bail Organa was denied access to the temple and was forced to leave, Jukassa attempted to flee and was killed by clone troopers.
Jett’s likeness was later used in creating the character Ion Papanoida, the son of
Baron Papanoida, in the television series Star Wars:The Clone Wars. His character was voiced by Seth Green. Ion’s sisters, Eekwat & Che Amanwe, were kidnapped and both the Baron and Ion set out on a mission to save their beloved family members. After proving to Jabba the Hutt that Greedo had kidnapped his sisters, Ewkwat, Che, Ion & the Baron were safely reunited.
Lucas currently lives in Chicago and works as a Production Assistant on the NBC hit series Chicago Fire.
One of the most familiar faces on television and film and with a career spanning over 40 years, James Hampton has had memorable roles in motion pictures such as “Slingblade, “Teen Wolf”, “The Longest Yard”, “The China Syndrome”, “Police Academy V”, “Condorman”, “Hawmps!” and “Pump Up The Volume”. On tv, James was the tone-deaf bugler Hannibal Dobbs on “FTroop” and starred in countless other television shows such as “Gunsmoke”, “The Rockford Files”,
“The Dukes of Hazzard”, “Melrose Place”, “Full House”, and “Murder She Wrote” to name just a few. James has been honored with a Golden Globe Award Nomination, a Screen Actor’s Guild Award Nomination, a Bronze Halo Award and has appeared in over 20 Academy Award and Emmy Award Winning projects. James also directed over 100 television shows such as “Sister Sister”,”Smart Guy”, “The Tony Danza Show”, “Evening Shade”, “Boston Common”, “Grace Under Fire”, “Lincs” and “Hearts Afire”. He’s has most recently appeared in the recently released feature films “The Last Ride” and “Jacob” and the soon to be feature films “The Association” and “Flutter”.
White Wild Force Ranger
Jessica Rey was raised in Orange County, where she graduated from Cal State Fullerton with her BA in Business. Immediately upon graduation, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue her MBA at Loyola Marymount University. She began working as an actress, appearing in numerous national television commercial campaigns, including Kellogg's, Jeep, Nokia, T-Mobile, and Gillette.
While finishing her MBA, she landed the role as Alyssa, the White Power Ranger on Power Rangers Wild Force. She has made guest appearances on Days of Our Lives, The Young & the Restless, The Stones, General Hospital, Las Vegas, and Rules of Engagement. Jessica currently designs her own line of vintage-inspired swimsuits: www.ReySwimwear.com and is producing her own television series.
Kat - Zeo I Pink
Catherine was born in Sydney, New South Wales Australia. She was a model and actress/singer/dancer in Sydney before being brought over to Los Angeles for the series, "Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers" in 1993 to play Katherine "Kat" Hillard the Pink Power Ranger. She went continued through 2 more seasons Power Rangers Zeo and Power Rangers Turbo as well as the Turbo movie! This will be Kat's third year with us in Lexington and we are thrilled that she will once again be joining us!
Tanya - Zeo II Yellow
Nakia booked her first role as a series regular on Power Rangers, as Tanya Sloan, the yellow ranger; while simultaneously recording her first pop album with her singing group. After Power Rangers Nakia, continued her successful path of performance in both film and television. She played an array of characters in such shows as Samantha Who, Boston Legal, Nash Bridges, Moesha, Smart Guy and the list goes on. She just completed production on a sitcom pilot that she wrote, produced and starred in titled,Crazy Daze.
The Louisville Slugger
you've ever seen a professional wrestling event live or on television, chances are you've seen Jim Cornette. Wrestling's "Louisville Slugger" is known to fans of the 80's wrestling boom as the tennis racket-wielding manager of perennial tag team champions the Midnight Express on SuperStation TBS--to 90's fans he's recognized as the manager of World Champions Yokozuna, the British Bulldog, Owen Hart and more in the World Wrestling Federation (now WWE), also appearing as a color commentator on countless pay-per-view events and telecasts of RAW on the USA Network--and for fans of the 2000's he spent several years as the on-air matchmaker and authority figure for TNA Wrestling on Spike TV.
Jim will be appearing at LCTC due to his wrestling notoriety, but as a lifelong collector of comics, entertainment, pro wrestling and pop culture items, he will be as excited to be there as the fans in attendance, and will probably have a few rare comic-related items amongst the wrestling memorabilia at his booth for some wheeling and dealing to acquire things he needs or clear space in his collections for more! Jim and wife Stacey, his partner in crime, are noted for always having the "fun booth" at conventions and fanfests and we are thrilled to have them coming back to Lexington!
Sbarge has appeared in numerous television series and television movies, including a recurring roles in five episodes of Star Trek: Voyager in 1996.
He had a recurring role as Howard Aucker on the soap opera The Young and the Restless. He starred as the main character, Brian McGuire on the CBS short-lived series, Better Days. In 2011, Sbarge first appeared as a main cast member in the American fantasy-type television drama series Once Upon a Time, playing the dual roles of Archie Hopper, a therapist, and his fairy tale counterpart, Jiminy Cricket from Pinocchio.
He also has voice acted for video games such as Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords as Carth Onasi; as RC-1262 "Scorch" in Star Wars: Republic Commando; and as Kaidan Alenko in Mass Effect and its sequels Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3. Additionally, Sbarge also voiced the character Professor Zei in a guest-star appearance on Nickelodeon's Avatar: The Last Airbender Book 2.
Blake's film work has included Danielle Steeles' Family Album, as well as Above Suspicion and Kids World.
When not on the big screen, Foster was making small-screen appearances on shows like Walker: Texas Ranger, the television movie The Brady Bunch in the White House as none other than Peter Brady and an appearance on the famed Beverly Hills: 90210.
Blake came in to his own as a young actor playing Justin in TURBO: A Power Rangers Movie and on FOX's Power Rangers: Turbo television series. After leaving the TURBO set, Blake stayed in television with appearances on Two of a Kind and Boy Meets World. Foster landed a role in the television film Casper Meets Wendy with Hillary Duff before making a final appearance as Justin on Power Rangers in Space.
Carlos is an American actor, comedian, impressionist, voice actor and singer. He is best known for his role as Deputy James Garcia on the Comedy Central series Reno 911!. His voice-over work includes the role of Bobbi Fabulous on Phineas and Ferb, the Taco Bell chihuahua, Denzel Q. Crocker and Juandissimo Magnifico on The Fairly OddParents!, Rocko and Spunky on Rocko's Modern Life, Lazlo and Clam in Camp Lazlo, Mr. Caliente in Fish Hooks, Stinkbug in T.U.F.F. Puppy and as Mr. Weed in Family
Dino Thunder - White
In 2003 Jeff was cast as the white Power Ranger (Trent Fernandez) in the kids hit TV show Power Rangers Dino Thunder. Which was produced in Auckland New Zealand where Jeff spent close to a year filming. He later voiced Tommy Oliver/Black Brachio Ranger in the Power Rangers: SPD team up episode "Wormhole". In 2006, Jeff was cast in Shoot Em Up starring Clive Owen and Monica Bellucci and a few months after was cast for a leading role in the Canadian independent film, Late Fragment with Lauren Lee Smith and Peter Macneill.
Dino Thunder - Blue
Kevin Duhaney is a very well know Canadian film, television & voice actor. He has over 30 television & film credits to date with 25 years of experience. He began acting at the tender age of 4 and is best known for his roles in Power Rangers Dino Thunder, Total Drama Island, Four Brothers, Half Baked, Honey & Treed Murray just to name a few. Now at the age of 29 he is in the prime of his career and ready to take the next big step to reach his full potential & success in the film industry
Jones played the character of Zack Taylor, the original Black Ranger in the Power Rangers universe. Jones returned to Power Rangers in the Lost Galaxy season where he played the voice of Hexuba's Nightmare Monster in the episode "Dream Battle"; he also acted in an episode of Power Rangers: Wild Force entitled Forever Red in which many previous Red Rangers teamed up. Again, he did not appear as his original character, Zack, but rather provided the voice for one of the antagonists, a general in the Machine Empire named Gerrok. He guest starred in an episode of Family Matters as Kissel, and portrayed a supporting character in the first season of The Shield named Rondell Robinson, a drug dealer. Additionally, he also played a small role in the film House of the Dead 2 as "locker zombie". Jones also had a cameo appearance in the movie "Fast and the Furious 3 - Tokyo Drift." - Walter is appearing courtesy of Galactic Productions!
Christopher McDonald, has acted in 85 films and numerous television and theater productions. He was born in New York City, one of seven children. He actually grew up in Romulus, a small town in upstate New York, where his father was the high school principal and musical director. He first attended undergraduate school at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York, and later studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, and the Stella Adler Acting Conservatory in New York.
Chris has appeared in such films as Grease 2 (1982), Dutch (1991), Thelma & Louise(1991) and Quiz Show (1994). He is often recognized as golf pro Shooter McGavin fromHappy Gilmore (1996). "Harry's Law" (2011)
Voice of Goldar!
Kerrigan Mahan is an American voice actor. His voice ranges from young and exuberant (Lensman and Zillion) to sneering and Lee Van Cleef-ish (Vampire Hunter D and Crying Freeman). Mahan is known for his voicework as Goldar in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and Power Rangers Zeo, Jeb the talking dog in VR Troopers, and (the original) Magna Defender in Power Rangers Lost Galaxy he also lent his voice to Monitor Org in Power Rangers Wild Force once again bringing back the familiar voice of Goldar.
Mahan has also been involved in theater work, having directed Matty: An Evening With Christy Mathewson, a play based on the life of baseball player Christy Mathewson, who was portrayed by another voice actor, Eddie Frierson. He played the villain Clint on S.W.A.T.'s Omega One. He was also the director for two episodes of the English version of the TV series Grimm's Fairy Tale Classics.
Felix was born in a small village outside Rome, Italy. Silla trained as a circus performer, came to the United States in 1955, and toured with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. His multiple talents as a bareback rider, trapeze artist and tumbler brought him to Hollywood, where he became a stuntman, starting with the Gig Young-Shirley Jones vehicle, A Ticklish Affair. His best-known roles are Litvak, the maniacal, miniature Hitler who menaces George Segal in The Black Bird (his favorite role), and Cousin Itt on the long-running TV series, The Addams Family. He was also responsible for the physical performance of the robot Twiki in the TV series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, a role for which the voice was supplied by Mel Blanc or Bob Elyea. In part due to his short stature of 1.19 m (3 ft 11 in), he has doubled, often for children, in such movies as The Towering Inferno, The Hindenburg, and Battlestar Galactica. He also played an Ewok in ROTJ! Felix is appearing for the second year in a row courtesy of Galactic Productions
Darkwing Duck & Pooh!
Jim Cummings is an American voice actor and singer, who has appeared in almost 400 roles. Some of his best knul own voicework include the characters Darkwing Duck, Dr. Robotnik from SatAM, Pete and Bonkers, as well as being the current voice of both Winnie the Pooh and Tigger, as well as the Tasmanian Devil. He has appeared in numerous animated Disney and DreamWorks movies including Aladdin, The Lion King, Antz, The Road to El Dorado, Shrek, and, Princess and the Frog. He has also provided voice-over work for video games, such as Icewind Dale, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Mass Effect 2, Star Wars: The Old Republic, World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria, and Splatterhouse.
Black Ops /Time Force Pink
Erin Cahill grew up in VA, lived in New York briefly, then came to Los Angeles where she began her acting career. Her first role was Jen, in the television series Power Rangers, Time Force. Since then she has Starred and Guest Starred in over 20 television shows, including House, Grey's Anatomy, Castle, CSI: Miami, and Law & Order: Los Angeles, to name a few. Some of her most notable television roles were as Amber Danwood in the comedy series Freeride on FOX, Ted's Sister in How I Met Your Mother, and Kendra Burke in TNT’s Saving Grace. She has been lucky enough to work with such notable actors as Hugh Laurie, Holly Hunter, Neil Patrick Harris, Kevin Spacey and Alfred Molina. She has also worked on numerous films including starring in Boogeyman 3, Fast Track, and Beverly Hills Chihuaha 2 & 3. She has two films coming out this year and will be recurring on ABC’S Red Widow starting this March. Erin also broke ground last year appearing as Chloe Lynch, the first female character in the new Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 game!
Resident Evil / Time Force Red
Jason Faunt was born and raised outside of Chicago, IL. An athlete his whole life, he briefly played professional baseball but soon hung up the cleats and moved to Los Angeles to pursue a longtime dream of becoming an actor. Soon after, he booked the lead as the Red Ranger, on the hit series Power Rangers: Time Force, playing two different characters, one from the present and one from the future.
Since his days as a Power Ranger, Jason has had continued success with both acting and modeling, appearing in several national commercial and print ads. He also co-produced and starred in his own film, Pact, that received critical acclaim at several national festivals.
The past year Jason has been working in the motion capture world as Leon S. Kennedy, the lead character in Resident Evil 6,
Mike, born and raised in the U.K. had his early start in the industry in 1980. He was hand picked by Jim Henson to puppeteer alongside him and Frank Oz on The Great Muppet Caper and The Dark Crystal, in the latter performing one of the evil Skeksis. His third film was on the most successful film ever at that time, The Return Of The Jedi, performing Nien Nunb, Lando's alien copilot in the Millennium Falcon, assisting with Yoda, Ackbar, Snootles, baby Ewok and more.
Other film and television projects included the international co-productions of Fraggle Rock, The Storyteller, Labyrinth, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Little Shop Of Horrors, Muppet Christmas Carol, Muppet Treasure Island and many more films and Henson television shows.
In the late 1990's he moved to the US after being head hunted by Pixar to animate characters for a Bug's Life (the world's first all digital feature from creation to delivery) and Toy Story 2. He then went on to animate the famed dinosaurs from Jurassic Park 3 and creatures, including Yoda for Star Wars: Attack Of The Clones, for ILM.
Chris "Suicidal" Blair started out as a actor in a local haunted attraction and quickly moved on to designing and building costumes for conventions. He has acted in several independent horror films and he is always adding new costumes and characters to his line up. Currently he is working on several horror themed photo shoots with photographer Alex Reed of Alex Reed Images.
Soni Aralynn is a distinguished and talented cosplayer who has been making her own intricate costumes for many years! Soni's love for cosplay began with her first convention, Otakon 2003. Since then, her intense passion has inspired her to make numerous costumes which caught the eye of community media gurus such as Cosplay In America, GeekXGirls, CosMode, and more! Soni's love for comic books, video games, movies, and Power Rangers is the mega driving force behind her epic work. Each time she begins a cosplay project she dedicates her attention to precision, bringing life to her characters with such conviction, detail, style, and class! In addition to being an internationally known cosplayer and costume designer, Soni is also a model, aspiring prop maker and avid Toy Collector!
Ani-Mia started modeling in 2001 and began getting involved with cosplay in 2008. Since then, she has put together a wide and varied cosplay portfolio pulled from comics, anime, movies/tv and video games. She has worked with numerous convention organizers and artists to provide her services as a professional, model cosplayer for general fans and fellow cosplayers alike.
She has had the opportunity to travel to conventions across the country, judge numerous costume contests, appear in both online and print magazines and meet tons of amazing people including those within the industry and fans! The one thing she really wants to do is help bring the cosplay community together as a whole and has run a panel on this very topic.
Nicole Marie Jean
Nicole Marie Jean is a cosplayer, artist, sculptor and designer from Boston, Massachusetts. Nicole began her journey into the cosplay and convention world in 2011. It was the previously year that she discovered what cosplay was. Nicole fell in love with the idea of being able to combine her love of comics and art to bring her favorite characters to life. During the past two years she has traveled up and down the east coast and as far west as Texas for numerous events and conventions as both an attendee and a guest. She has judged numerous contests and been a part of several panels. Nicole has won numerous awards for her costumes both at conventions and online.
Nicole has created more than 25 costumes in the past two years and all are inspired by her favorite characters from comics, movies, books, video games and soon animes. Nicole is most well known for her take on Bane from the Dark Knight Rises film, which has given her the nickname throughout the cosplay community as “Lady Bane.”
Naomi Grossman is best known for her portrayal of fan-favorite, “Pepper” in FX’s American Horror Story: Asylum. Previously, her latest solo show, Carnival Knowledge, enjoyed a twice-extended, sold-out run and rave reviews; it was later reprised in Edinburgh, on London’s West End, and at the New York International Fringe Festival. Her first solo show, Girl in Argentine Landscape, was named “Pick of the Week” and earned her an LA Weekly Theater Award nomination for best solo performance. A former member of the Groundlings Sunday Company, Naomi has written/starred in numerous comedic shorts under her “Red Meat Entertainment” banner, which have screened at film festivals nationwide. Naomi also made a hilarious cameo in the feature film, Table for Three. www.naomigrossman.net
Some of his earlier credits include: The Television Series, Webster(TV)as the football player. Having It All with Dyan Cannon as Peter her nephew. Little Spies for Walt Disney. Eric's big break came when George Lucas cast him in the lead role of Mace Towani in the spin off to the Star Wars Saga, The Ewok Adventure. Since then he has appeared in the films Less Than Zero, She's Out of Control, And You Thought Your Parents Were Wierd. And the Television shows: The Marshall Chronicles, and Miracle Alley. In 1992 Eric formed his own production company Starlight Entertainment, and is working on several Television and Film projects.
Glenn Grove Morshower is an American actor best known for playing Secret Service Agent Aaron Pierce on the Fox action thriller drama series 24. His character has developed a following among the show's fandom, and appeared in every season except the last. He also starred as General Morshower in the Transformers movies!
Noel will be submitting a bio shortly! He is best known for his role in Bruce Almighty and in The Walking Dead Season 1
TWD - Big Tiny
Theodus Crane is an actor, currently based out of New Orleans, LA. He has performed stand up and improv comedy and has been in a variety of productions from NO.SOUL in New Orleans Fringe Fest 2010, to his first TV role as ‘Jogo’ in “Breakout Kings”. But it was when he played the role of ‘Big Tiny’ in AMC’s “The Walking Dead” that his career started to blossom. He has upcoming roles in “Motel” with Robert de Niro, John Cusak, and Rebecca de Costa and “Barefoot” with Scott Speedman as well as the upcoming feature “The Starving Games”.
TWD - Zombie
Jeremy Ambler is a young Screen Actors Guild Eligible Actor who has appeared in a number of feature films and television shows. He is best known for his role as a featured "Walker” on AMC’s well known series, The Walking Dead. Jeremy has also appeared in films, such as; The Road, James Franco's Child of God, and The Crazies. In addition, he has been in HBO’s John Adams, Evan Almighty, The Three Stooges, American Reunion, Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, The Dukes of Hazzard, and many others including the 2014 remake of The Town That Dreaded Sundown.
Voice of Yoda!
Although best known as the voice of Jedi Master Yoda, Tom's busy career includes Movie Trailers, Commercials, Network Promos, Games and Cartoons, with lead roles in Powerpuff Girls, Robot Chicken, Kim Possible, Avengers, Foster's Home, Iron Man, Wild Thornberrys, Wolverine and the X-Men and feature films such as Shrek, Rugrats and The Smurfs.
He was also the announcer for the 78th, 80th, 83rd & 84th Academy Awards.
What the Fultz?
David Fultz discovered he could act when he auditioned for Broadway veteran Kevin McGuires New York touring production of Shakespeares Midsummer Nights Dream. The tour was sucessful and encouraged him to leave the music scene after twenty years and enter the feature film industry as an actor.
David is also an award winning musician. He claimed the top honor for Fender Frontline Magazines Summer Workshop '94 contest for the bass guitar division.
He holds a black belt in karate and is an inductee into 3 martial arts halls of fame in America and Europe. His induction into the 2007 London International Martial Arts Hall of Fame with action star Scott Adkins was a career highlight.
David is a 3x graduate of The Action Film Academy in NY and has stunt coordinated and choreographed several fight scenes for feature film.
His film credits include The Edison Death Machine, My Bloody Wedding and The Dark Knight.
Drew Curtis runs Fark.com in Kentucky and owns 100% of the company. He has appeared on every major news outlet dozens of times (each), and has done over 1,000 radio interviews to date. Fark.com is heavily watched by media outlets for story ideas, and as a result many of the eye-catching news stories of the week originate from there. Drew is also the author of It's not News, it's FARK, How Mass Media Tries to Pass Off Crap as News.
Mike Tee Vee
Paris Themmen appeared as a child actor in three Broadway shows, two dozen commercials and various television shows including “Star Trek, Voyager” but he is best known as “Mike Tee Vee”, one of the five lucky Golden Ticket winners in the (1971) cult-classic film, “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory”.
Robert Axelrod is a very busy voice over artist. He is the voice of Lord Zedd and Finster on the “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers”. The Lord Zedd voice is one of the most recognizable character voices around. He voiced Armadillomon and Wizardmon on “Digimon, Microchip, The Punisher’s sidekick, on “Spiderman”, Rico on “Robotech”, and has voiced countless Anime features including “Akira”, “The Big O”, “Cowboy Bebop”, “Brain Scratch”, et al. As Lord Zedd, he starred in both the first Power Rangers feature film and the wildly popular live show that toured the country. He was a regular character on Saban Entertainment’s “Wowser” series (as Ratso Catso), “Journey To The Heart of the World” (as Scarface), “Hallo Spencer” (as Elmer), and more. He just finished narrating the mockumentary “Safety First: The Rise of Women and voicing four Anime series, “Gaiking”, “Danguard Ace”, “Captain Horlock”, “The Adventures of Nadja”, and “Fist of the North Star”.
Young Boba Fett
Daniel Logan started acting when he was 10 years old. He was born and raised in Auckland, New Zealand. He got his break when Auckland youth rugby teams were being scouted for a TV commercial. After auditioning with hundreds of other young rugby players, Daniel got the part, his first acting role. "I played a little boy who gets knocked into the mud by [rugby star] Michael Jones," Logan recalls. "I've always been a show-off," he admits. Daniel was noticed by other casting agents, including Saatchi & Saatchi, which led to more commercials and eventually TV appearances. Among these include: a recurring role in the medical/ drama series ”Shortland Street,” a guest appearance in the international television hit ”Hercules: The Legendary Journeys,” as well as lead & supporting voices in the animated series ”Tamota” and ”Takapu.” At the top of this young actors growing resume sits ”STAR WARS: Episode II - Attack of the Clones,” with the coveted role of Boba Fett. Daniel has recently reprised his role as the voice of Boba Fett in the animated television series “STAR WARS: The Clone Wars.” Logan currently resides in Los Angeles and is continuing a career in acting.
WTF is Mike Holman?
Mike Holman is best known from his stint on the MTv show Jackass and from convention appearances all over the country. He has also been seen in several indy films such as Haggard: The Movie, Mountain Mafia, Truth or Dare IV, and the upcoming Bruin Lake.
You have seen Mike at nearly every convention in the country and you have always wondered why!
We advise you come and ask him! You won't be sorry..
Guest Terms & Conditions
All guest appearances are confirmed but guest schedules are always subject to change. We will NOT guarantee appearances but we will always try to tell you in advance of any changes to the guest line-up.
Most guests will charge a nominal fee for autographs and those fees are at the sole discretion of the particular guest in question. In general they will range from free all the way up to $75 per autograph. We DO NOT set, monitor or control pricing of autographs.
All guests are scheduled to appear all three days unless noted but signing times may vary. These times are set almost on the fly as demand dictates. (i.e. if a star has no line, they may take lunch and when the line builds up, they may come back..)
Photos are also at the sole discretion of each guest. Some may allow in booth photos, others may not.
Froggy's photos will be on site for professional photo ops this year, most of the celebrities will be available for these at a cost of $30 and up per 8x10 - A full schedule of photo ops and information on how to purchase phot ops will be available by mid February. Please stay tuned!
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