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Sad news today as veteran actor Michael Gough, best known as Alfred Pennyworth from the Batman movies of the 80s and 90s, was reported dead today at the age of 94. If being Alfred isn’t enough for you, he also starred in a bunch of Hammer horror films, played some villains in “Dr. Who” and even married one of the actresses playing the Doctor’s companions. So I figure that’s a decent amount of geek cred right there.
- More guest announcements from Pittsburgh Comicon – Top Cow penciler Eric Basaldua, long-time George Perez colorist Tom Smith, and “guy who created Thanos,, amongst other things” Jim Starlin.
- Wondercon post its gaming schedule and portfolio review schedule. If your artwork gets rejected, you can console yourself with some Yu-Gi-Oh!
- Anime Expo is having an open house on March 19 in Anaheim to look for staff and volunteers.
- NW Pinball in Seattle is also looking for volunteers.
- Looks like Brian Michael Bendis leaked the the Marvel booth schedule at C2E2.
- The Stargate Convention is coming to Chicago on August 19-21, 2011. They’ve also added Paul McGillion to the guest list.
- J. Scott Campbell had to drop out of C2E2.
- Chris Sabat,, aka the angry sounding voice guy on Funimation cartoons, will be at EXPCon in Florida.
- Considering going to Texas Frightmare Weekend in Dallas? You might want to watch the video.
- Creation Entertainment’s Official Vancouver Stargate SG-1/Atlantis Convention has updated their page with tentative show schedules and guest appearances. Including Robert Davi. He was in “Goonies.” Make sure you do the Truffle Shuffle for him.
- C2E2 in Chicago released their exhibit hall floor plan. It is still tentative and subject to change, but you have a month to figure out how to most efficiently spend your show floor time.
- Derby City Con in Kentucky announced a new guest, Aracana Comics writer John Barker.
- Horror Realm Con in Pittsburgh announced their show schedule.
- Sandiego.com wrote a really snotty article about how tough it is to get Comic Con International tickets. True, but they wrote it in a really insulting way. I’m not advocating anything nasty, but if you want to leave some feedback, be my guest.
That’s it for today. Check in tomorrow for the latest batch of con news.
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.
Hello Con Maniacs,
This very weekend down under is the Gate To The Sanctuary event. It is happening in my home town and old haunt. Parramatta in NSW. The Sebel Parramatta, 350 Church Street Parramatta.
As you can see from the banner above they have a great lineup. The lovely Amanda Tapping from both Stargate and Sanctuary. Personally I think she has really been able to shine on Sanctuary. On Stargate she was underused.
Next up is the great Carmen Argenziano who has appeared in over 200 films and television series and has worked with some of the biggest names in Hollywood. But of course for our purposes he was on Stargate as Jacob Carter / Selmak.
Now we have something special for the lovely ladies out there and I am sure some guys too. The very handsome Ryan Robbinswho is best know now for his roles in Sanctuary as Henry Foss and Caprica as Diego. Below as a treat we have a great shirtless shot from a charity event for (http://www.sanctuaryforkids.org).
In addition to this is Chuck Campbell who is known for Stargate Atlantis.
To all my fellow Aussies, I would love to hear from you how the event went and what you thought of everyone. You can reach me at Magid@raybin.comAmanda is such a wonderful woman, I worked with her in 2006. I remember their was a soldier who was about to re-inlist into the Marines I think it was and he want Amanda to lead the ceremony. She was amazing and it was so touching. Everyone in the room including me was in tears. What a great memory.
I have several episodes of Sanctuary on my DVR so I think I am going to go and have a marathon…Enjoy
Hello my time travelling Con Maniacs,
For your viewing pleasure I would like to present to you Timegate! This event occurs at the HOLIDAY INN SELECT, 4386 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, GA 30341 May 27-29, 2011
Timegate has only just begun to set their guest list, but their first major guest is a good one. For all you Doctor Who fans(classic). Sophie Aldred will be appearing. Sophie Aldred has had a long and varied career in television and theatre but is best known to American audiences as Ace, the trustworthy, staunchly loyal, explosives-happy companion of the Seventh Doctor in Doctor Who, starring alongside Sylvester McCoy in such classic tales as “Remembrance of the Daleks”, “The Curse of Fenric”, “Ghost Light”, “The Greatest Show in the Galaxy”, and the final story of the show’s original 26-year run, “Survival”.
TimeGate is an annual science fiction / fantasy convention that focuses on Doctor Who and Stargate but also includes programming on a wide range of other sci-fi / fantasy interests. So if you’re into Stargate SG-1, Doctor Who, Stargate Atlantis, Torchwood or The Sarah Jane Adventures—or you’re excited about the new show Stargate Universe—this is the convention for you! But if not, they will also have Star Trek, Battlestar, Star Wars, Heroes, literary, horror and comics programming too, along with many other topics.
This looks to be a great show to keep your eye on. I’ll update you as they add new guests. You know, Ace was one of my favorite companions of the later Doctor’s. Some of them were written WAY to dumb. They always work better when they challenge the Doctor in some way. Whether it be morally, emotionally! Just long as they make him work.
Well I’ll be, K 9 just came into the room. What’s that? Sarah Jane’s in trouble? Again?!? Oh I hope she has her Sonic Lipstick. Got to go save the day again…Drop me a line at Magid@raybin.com I would love to hear from you…