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Hello Con Maniacs,
Cons are always looking for new and interesting guests. With Sci Fi Channel about to release the US version of BBC’s hit Being Human I thought we might take a look at both. Please weigh in with your thoughts.
First lets look at the original UK and new US version’s side by side. Here is Aidan Turner who plays “Mitchel” the Vampire in the BBC version and Sam Witwer who plays “Aidan” the vampire.
They are definitely both tall dark and handsome but does Sam have more genre cred due to playing Doomsday in Smallville and Starkiller in Star Wars the Force Unleashed?(Sam’s Facebook page) What do you think?
Now how about we take a look at our lovely ghosts. In the UK version Lenora Crichlow plays Annie and in the US version Meaghan Rath plays Sally.
So which one of these gorgeous young women would you like to see on stage or behind a desk signing?
Both of the Werewolves are some of my favorites. Russell Tovey who plays George and has also been on Doctor Who and Sam Huntington who plays Josh and was Jimmy Olsen in the recent Superman Returns.
Here is a bonus shot of Sam Witer…
So there you have it. Now you can compare each side by side. I am split on the whole things. I love the UK version but I am also a fan of the actors on the new US version. I think I am just going to have to watch both…LOL
Feel free to email me your ideas at Magid@raybin.com Seeing as how I am going to have to wait to see Sam Witwer on Being Human I guess Ill just have to settle for him as Doomsday and maybe play some Force Unleashed. Anyone have any good cheats?
Hello Con Maniacs,
Well the show the handsome Ryan Robbins switched to from Gate to the Sanctuary is this one, Armegeddon Expo. (http://armageddonexpo.com/au/) This event will occur at The Dome, Sydney Showground, Olympic Park, February 26/27th 2011
Their guest list is fantastic. Makes me want to go home for a visit. By attending this event you will get a chance to meet some of the following great people.
David Hewlett – Dr Rodney McKay in StargateAtlantis. I am going share a great photo of me and my Mum with David at an event we worked together in 2006.
Christian Kane – Lindsey McDonald in Angel and Eliot Spencer in Leverage. Christian Kane has always been a scene stealer. He was one of the best foils Angel had.
Laura Vandervoort– Kara Zor-El in Smallville and Lisa in V. In other words, Laura is Supergirl…
Christopher Heyerdahl – major roles in Stargate Atlantis, Sanctuary as well as appearances in Supernatural, Twilight New Moon and Smallville.
Karen Allen – Marion Ravenwoodin Indiana Jones films. I just adore this woman. I worked with her once in the mid 1980′s on a film with Bryan Brown. Wonderful woman.
Patricia Tallman – LytaAlexander in Babylon 5. I caught up with Patricia at the Hollywood Xpo at the Universal Hilton several weeks ago. She is doing better than ever…
Rainbow Sun Francks – Rainbow co-stars in the first season of Stargate Atlantis as bad ass Lieutenant Aiden Ford. He previously hosted Canada’s MuchMusic as a VeeJay, and writes and performs in his own hip-hop group, The Oddities.
How about that amazing talent and fantastic Magician Colin Cunningham. When I worked with him, he did some magic for us that rivaled that of Criss Angel – Sometimes referred to as Canada’s ‘Gary Oldman’, this California native has played everything from the ‘straight up’ Major Davis on STARGATE SG-1, to ‘crooked’ cop Brian Curtis on DaVINCI’S INQUEST. Cunningham is currently starring on two television series. The first as John Pope in the new STEVEN SPIELBERG/DREAMWORKS produced, FALLING SKIES and again as Neil Styles on HBO Canada’s LIVING IN YOUR CAR. Cunningham also recurs as Roy Lane (the brother of Hugh Dillon’s, Ed Lane) on CBS/CTV’s FLASHPOINT.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Cunningham has been pursued by Arnold Shwarzenngegger in THE SIXTH DAY and put his life on the line for Jennifer Garner in ELEKTRA. Indie favorites include BEST IN SHOW and BREAKFAST WITH SCOT.
This next woman is the epitome of grace and style. The fantastic singer and dancer, Nana Visitor who played Kira Nerys in Star Trek Deep Space Nine. I cannot say how much I adore this talented lady.
I know you all remember Ryan Robbins who plays Henry Foss on Sanctuary. A character actor, Ryan is constantly reinventing himself; aspiring to keep each character fresh and unique. Ryan, an avid comic book fan, can be seen most recently guest starring in reoccurring roles on Blade, Battlestar Galactica, Stargate: Atlantis, Season 3 of The Collector andthe series lead in the CTV series Alice I Think. Robbins can also be seen in the independent films The Cabin Movie and When Jessie was Born (a multiple award winner) as the lead. His other credits include Supernatural, Smallville, Catwoman, Walking Tall, The Days, Kingdom Hospital and The Bug (winner of three Leo Awards). You can also see Robbins in Steven Spielberg’s Taken and the highly acclaimed Steven Spielberg mini-series Into the West.
Some special events within the expo will include:
- Voice acting workshop
- Mela Lee, Magnolia Memoir Music concert
- Live Wrestling
- Amusement rides
- Animation screening room
- SEPARATE main stage area’s to avoid sound issues
- Pre-prepared timetables for Photo and Autograph times
- Eating challenges
- Cosplay Parade
- Trans-Tasman Cosplay contest
- Guests discussion panels
- VIP exclusive discussion panels
- Exciting News Development: the First Armageddon Film Genre Film Festival to be held in conjunction with Armageddon Sydney.
WOW! This is going to be sucha great event. I wish I could make it. If your attending I would love to hear from you. My email is Magid@raybin.com
This show really has something for every fan. If you go, make sure to ask Colin to perform some magic for you…You will be amazed and give my best to Nana.
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Hello Con Maniacs,
I hope you are all well and enjoying the festive season. This coming March, if you are anywhere near Orlando, Florida during the weekend of the 25th to the 27th you are going to want to give Mega Con a look. It is being held at the Orange County Convention Center, Hall D,9899 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819 Their guest list is like a who’s who of Scif Fi…
Consider this part one…Lets go where no one has gone before…Well I guess that is not really true is it…Many fans have met the great William Shatner…Captain Kirk for a generation…
More Trek you say! Well how about Jonathan Frakes, Michael Dorn, Marina Sirtis & Robin Curtis(Lt. Saavik from Star Trek III & IV: Voyage Home)…
As a taste of what else is to come, how about some fun from the Dukes of Hazzard and Smallville…
Not a bad start huh!?! More to come tomorrow when we will go from Anime to Outer Space and back to Comics…
Well friends it has been a long fun day of which I will reveal some details tomorrow…Until then, keep your mouse ears handy and feel free to contact me regarding any upcoming events at Magid@raybin.com
Hello my Turkey loving Con Maniacs,
Coming March 4-6, 2011 is the Emerald City Comic Con. This event is held at the Washington State Convention Center, Seattle WA.
This event has a great lineup. You would not expect something like this to happen in Seattle. But if your in the area you have to check it out. The first guest I must tip my hat to is the great William Shatner. Without him I doubt the Enterprise would have made it past Impulse power.
Next up is our favorite “Number One” Jonathan Frakes. Who I might add is a very funny and spontaneous guy and a great Director.
Here is the guest with the alot in common with the Wizard of Oz and going to the Emerald City. Brent Spiner who played the Android Data on Next Generation. He never did get a human heart. But what an actor.
Now lets take a trip to the “Fringe” of science. John Noble who portrays Dr. Walter Bishop on the Fox TV series Fringe, Denethor in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, along with numerable television appearances on shows such as Stargate SG-1, The Unit and 24. Just don’t let him give you any medication…You never know what might be in it
How about someone who is just as well known for Buffy the Vampire Slayer as Smallville? James Marsters who portrayed both Spike the Vampire and Brainiac, Superman’s nemesis.
And last but certainly not least is Bruce Boxleitner who portrayed Captain John Sheridan on Babylon 5 (and subsequent B5 movies), Tron/Alan Bradley in the original Tron film (and a role he will be reprising in the upcoming Tron: Legacy).Captain John Sheridan on Babylon 5 (and subsequent B5 movies), Tron/Alan Bradley in the original Tron film (and a role he will be reprising in the upcoming Tron: Legacy).
Add to this a whole host of great Comic Book artist and writers and this event is going to be great. If you plan on attending I would love to hear from you. You can reach me at Magid@raybin.com
I love Bruce Boxleitner, I have all the Babylon 5 seasons on DVD. I think it is time for a marathon. Once more unto the Shadow war we shall go and do what we must to triumph in the universe’s darkest hour!
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