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Actor, director, author, singer. Best known for his roles on T.J. Hooker, Boston Legal and Star Trek, William Shatner is one of the most recognizable stars working today. His distinctive voice and cadence have been the subject of many imitations, spoofs, and parodies—all contributing to his status as a pop icon and endearing him to his fans. In addition to being an Emmy Award-winning actor, he has also written numerous books, directed several projects, and even recorded a few albums. Currently staring on "Better Late Then Never" on ABC! Exclusive Meet and Greet Friday Night for ICCC VIP Ticket Holders!
Mentored by Jim Henson, he went on to work as a Muppet Performer in The Great Muppet Caper, The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, Fraggle Rock, The Storyteller, Dreamchild, Muppet Christmas Carol, Muppet Treasure Island, The Muppets and its follow up Muppets Most Wanted, the ABC series The Muppets and live performances at the Hollywood Bowl.
Possibly his most famous role is the character Nien Nunb, the co-pilot next to Lando Calrissian in the Millennium Falcon, who flew into and blew up the second Death Star. Also in ROTJ he assisted performing Yoda, Ree-Yees,Sy Snootles, Admiral Ackbar, Jabba and more. Mike as Nien Nunb can also be seen in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.
Other feature films include Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Little Shop Of Horrors and How To Get Ahead In
Advertising. He was also a CG character animator for Pixar on A Bug’s Life and Toy Story 2 and at ILM Lucasfilm to animate dinosaurs in Jurassic Park 3 and creatures in Star Wars Attack Of The Clones.
Cas Anvar is a multi-talented, award-winning actor who has over 100 credits to his name in both film and television. Cas is now one of the leads on Amazon Prime's sci-fi epic The Expanse. In a myriad of diverse characters he's the Martian fighter pilot with Texan drawl and witticism up his sleeve. Deemed the Game of Thrones of Space, The Expanse has been likened to modern day Star Trek cult status. Cas can also do incredible things as a voice actor. Fans love to interact with his Assassins Creed alter ego: ALTAIR. It's one of his most popular roles with his fans. Fans can sometimes see him donning the Altair garb but they will always catch him with his hidden blade strapped to his arm. Cas has just wrapped filming with Martin Freeman and Diane Kruger on The Operative, a thriller soon to hit theatres. Earlier this year he co-starred with Peter Saarsgaard, Joey King and Mireille Enos in a Veena Sud drama currently titled Between Earth & Sky. You can also find Cas in Lost as Naveen Andrews’ brother. He was also our favourite villain on Guillermo Del Toro's The Strain as Sanjay Desai.
Corey Dee Williams
Corey Dee Williams is the son of Billy Dee Williams a.k.a. Lando Calrissian. Corey was actually his Dad’s stand-in on Return of the Jedi! It was during his time on set that he was offered the role of KLAATU! Spending a few weeks on set and having your Dad respected by the crew was a sure fire way for Corey to be asked to don the costume of this odd green creature. He left the set of RETURN OF THE JEDI with an amazing story to tell and also the awesome honor of becoming an action figure! Corey has worked on a few other films, but acting was not his passion. Corey is now a fitness and lifestyle coach who has trained celebrities such as Jane Fonda, Mykelti Williamson, Ice Cube
A native of Hoboken, New Jersey, Stephen has played guitar on sessions with Crazy Town, New Edition, Bel Biv Devoe, and the Black Eyed Peas, one of his most enduring musical partnerships has been with actor/director Billy Wirth, of the "Lost Boys."
Soon after moving to California in 1978, he began studying martial arts in LA and he met another young musician in one of his classes. Corey Dee Williams, son of Billy Dee Williams. Stephen and Corey hit it off immediately and started a band they called Incognito. Later it would reincarnate as Atmosphere.
When Billy Dee was filming as Lando Calrissian in "Return of the Jedi," he asked Corey to be his stand-in when the film company went on location in Yuma, AZ. Stephen was invited to come along so that he and Corey could continue to play and write music. Before long, he was recruited for a part in the film; he was to portray a Gamorrean Guard in service to Jabba the Hutt, fighting Luke Skywalker in defense of his despicable master.
Rene Auberjonois’ career is extensive. His numerous TV series roles in BENSON as Clayton Endicott III, security chief Odo on STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE. In 1968, he made his NYC stage debut as the Fool in King Lear and within two years had won a Tony Award supporting Katharine Hepburn in the musical COCO.
On the big screen, Auberjonois debuted in Robert Rossen's Lilith before joining Altman in a series of films that has included M*A*S*H, MCCABE & MRS. MILLER, THE PLAYER, THE HINDENBURG, POLICE ACADAMY 5, Dr. Burton in BATMAN FOREVER, and as Prof. Artemus Bradford in the live-action feature INSPECTOR GADGET, The Reverend Oliver in THE PATRIOT opposite Mel Gibson. He returned to series television on David E. Kelley's law drama BOSTON LEGAL as Paul Lewiston.
He is also a specialist in voice work for animation, starting with the voice of the evil Dr. Braxis in CHALLENGE OF THE GO-BOTS, and the French cook Louis in Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID!
Born in London to Greek parents, Marina began her passion for acting at the Royal Shakespeare Company affiliated Guild Hall of Music and Drama School. The Worthington Repertory Theater company's production of Hamlet was Marina's entree into the theater world. She went on to appear with a variety of European theater companies. Once Marina distinguished herself in theater, she began to expand her acting career into television. She appeared in several popular British television series such as Minder & Hazel and starred in the critically acclaimed made for British television film One Last Chance. Marina also appeared in feature films produced on both sides of the Atlantic including: The Wicked Lady with Faye Dunaway; Death Wish III opposite Charles Bronson; Blind Date with Bruce Willis and Richard Donner's The Thief of Baghdad.
But it was Marina's riveting portrayal of Deana Troi, the psychic counselor, for seven years on the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, as well as her co-starring role with Patrick Stewart in the feature films Star Trek: Generations, Star Trek: First Contact and in the most recently released, Star Trek: Insurrection that has brought her legions of fans throughout the galaxy.
At the age of 13, inspired by Bruce Lee's Enter the Dragon, Nick and his brother joined a Choi Li Fut school. He combined his skills with Western boxing and grappling. Nick also studied Wing Chun, Tae Kwon Do, Judo and gymnastics. This resulted in two San Fransisco Golden Glove Boxing Awards. After college and the Army, Nick moved to southern California and began a career in the movies and martial arts. His movie credits include being the “Action Turtle” (the performer in the suite) for Michaelangelo in “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Secret of the Ooz”. He did stunts for "TMNT 3" “The Last Action Hero,” “Stargate,” “Newsies,” and “The Run Down,” in which he, and five other stuntmen for the movie, where nominated for a Taurus Stunt Award for best fight sequence in 2004. He also recently worked on the movie “John Carter.”
Julius has worked over 140 Hollywood Movies in his career on "RETURN OF THE JEDI" he was the stunt double for Lando and also numerous characters from the film that required stunts, like, SKIFF MASTER & YOTTS OREN & BIKER SCOUTS & STORMTROOPERS
Julius was the ONLY stuntman willing to dive HEAD FIRST into the Sarlacc Pit! (Weequay) He's also the Biker Scout that flips "head over heals" off the bikes in several scenes on Endor. On the set when EWOKS attack, it was required by union rules that stuntmen be the ones attacked so every time you see a Stormtrooper or Biker Scout getting beaten it's usually Julius!
Ron joined Hasboro in 1980, and the top secret relaunch code-named “Operation Blast Off” was underway. After significant market research it was determined that G.I. Joe's best chance at profitability was to be scaled down to 3 3/4 inches. Ron was charged with designing the new smaller figures. Ron designed EVERY SINGLE figure from the inception of A Real American Hero 1982 through 1986, even though to this day he'll tell you he "wasn't a figure guy." He Created the Cobra figures and Logo. In 1985 Ron's name made it onto a G.I. Joe file card and in 1986 his mustache was immortalized on the front of a G.I. Joe package, having his likeness illustrated as Leatherneck.
Gerald Home has had a wide and varied career: on the big screen he played Tessek - Squid Head and the Mon Calamari Officer in Star Wars: Episode VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI, and was a puppeteer on LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, operating Audrey 11, the man-eating plant. Recent films include LONDON BOULEVARD, Hideo Nakata's CHATROOM, and WHERE I BELONG. His many TV appearances include CASUALTY, SCARLET AND BLACK, JENNY’S WAR, KEEPING MUM, HARRY'S MAD, SHANE, TIME GENTLEMEN PLEASE, SITUATION CRITICAL, PAUL DREAMS OF BETTE, and two series of THE BOOT STREET BAND. In the West End of London he appeared in THE BLUE ANGEL for the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Gielgud Theatre, in THE ARABIAN NIGHTS at the Arts Theatre, NO SEX PLEASE - WE’RE BRITISH at the Strand Theatre, A CHRISTMAS CAROL in Oxford, THE WIZARD OF OZ and THE WINTER'S TALE in Exeter. He is still probably best known to many people as the original Mr. Muscle in the long-running series of TV commercials which were shown throughout Europe, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
Don Teems has worked on the walking dead as more than 25 featured walkers. Many of his zombies appear on t-shirts, mugs, cards and various other merchandise.He is also featured on the walking dead pinball machine.He has appeared in more than 100 other TV and film projects such as the Hunger Games Catching Fire, The Originals, The Vampire Diaries, Anchorman 2, Dumb and Dumber To, Identity Theft , Trouble With the Curve, The Change Up ,and most recently Billy Lynns Long Halftime Walk. Join his fan page or give him a follow on Twitter.
Chris started working in the film business in 1974 has gone on to work in some of the most popular movies of all time. His first film was ' The Slipper and the Rose ' followed by three James Bond films ( ' The Spy Who Loved Me ' , ' Moonraker ' and ' The Living Daylights ' ) . Then two Superman movies ( Superman I and II ). He has done numerous war films including ' Dirty Dozen Next Mission ' , ' Force 10 from Navarone ' , ' Ike The War Years ' , ' The Eagle Has Landed ' and ' Aces High ' and has worked in some very popular TV shows over the years such as The Sweeney, Minder and The Avengers . He has been in a many of the very popular ' Carry On ' films also .
Another very popular film series that Chris has worked on has been the ' Star Wars ' original trilogy where Chris was the original Stormtrooper that all Stormtrooper armor was molded off in ' Star Wars A New Hope ' and also played an astronaut in the famous cantina scene. Chris also went on to work in the sequels ' The Empire Strikes Back ' and ' Return of the Jedi ' .
John de Lancie
Best known for his role as Q in Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Star Trek: Voyager. He has had several recurring roles on television series, including Frank Simmons in Stargate SG-1, Donald Margolis in Breaking Bad, and Eugene Bradford on Days of Our Lives.
His many film credits include The Hand that Rocks the Cradle, Get Smart, Again!, The Fisher King, Bad Influence, The Onion Field, Taking Care of Business, Fearless, Arcade, Multiplicity, Woman on Top, Good Advice, The Big Time, Pathology, Evolver, Reign Over Me, My Apocalypse, Crank, Crank 2, and You Lucky Dog.
John has guest-starred on TV in The West Wing, Charmed, Andromeda, The Unit, MacGyver, Law & Order: LA, Touched by an Angel, the 1980s revival of Mission: Impossible, and Special Unit 2, along with animated series, including The Angry Beavers, Extreme Ghostbusters, Invader Zim, Duck Dodgers, Max Steel, Duckman, and Young Justice. Dr. Death in Outlaws, William Miles in Assassin’s Creed: Revelations and Assassin’s Creed III, Fitz Quadwrangle in Quantum Conundrum, Q in Star Trek: Borg, Alarak in StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void and the human emperor in Master of Orion: Conquer the Stars. He is also the voice of Discord in My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic.
John co-wrote the Star Trek novel I, Q with Peter David, as well as co-writing the novel Soldier of Light (with Tom Cool).
A scout looking for a German looking best man for Brigitte Bardot's ' Two Weeks in September ' started his journey into films. Numerous school plays and amateur dramatics put him in front. I he found himself auditioning for ' The Stud ' with Joan Collins and Oliver Tobias. His character was ' Carl ' and they filmed at Regines nightclub above (Barkers) High Street Kensington.
After that he did numerous parts but one not to be forgotten was in ' Star Wars Episode IV - A New Hope ' as the character ' Wioslea ' who purchased the landspeeder from Luke Skywalker at Mos Eisley Spaceport and was in the cantina scene also in April 1976he was even asked to double for Mark Hamill in an X-Wing fighter! He also portrayed a B-Wing pilot in ' Star Wars Episode VI - Return of the Jedi '.
He also played a policeman in ' Personal Services ' with Julie Walters aka Madam Cyn - Miss Whiplash. He bought a holiday complex in Devon and has devoted his time to that for the years to follow.
Daniel Emery Taylor
Daniel Emery Taylor got his start as a child actor in the 1988 schlock classic THE RETURN OF SWAMP THING. Acting alongside the DC superhero began a lifelong love of the film industry. He continued acting throughout childhood and eventually found himself in the 2000 Dreamworks comedy ROAD TRIP. Deciding to stretch his creative muscles, he co-founded Deviant Pictures in 2012 and wrote/directed the controversial film THE HOSPITAL, CAMP MASSACRE, and THE HOSPITAL 2. After leaving Deviant, he founded his own production company - Debtor Entertainment. With Debtor, he wrote/directed the psychological supernatural horror IT'S JUST A GAME, which releases later in 2018.
Bern has been performing in Film & TV for over 35 years.
Here is a link to his impressive and extensive film career on IMDb
He recently played a Georgian Soldier on Dr Who 'Thin Ice' episode, with Peter and Pearl.
Bern has performed in Star Wars EP 7 The Force Awakens as a General, EP 8 The Last Jedi as a Stormtrooper, Rogue One as a Stormtrooper / Landing Crew / Jedha Citizen. In Wonder Woman he played an Indian Regiment Soldier. In James Bond 007 Skyfall he was a MI6 Agent, and in Spectre, a man on the train heading to Morocco. In Dr Strange he was the nurse taking Dr Strange into the operating theater on a gurney.
Bern has worked on several other Hollywood Blockbuster movies too many to mention here.
He has attend several Film and TV Comic Conventions in UK, France Germany and The Netherlands, but this is his first in the USA!
He loves to meet and talk to his fans and answer any questions about the various projects he has been involved in. Bern realizes that it's the fans support that make the show and without them there wouldn't be a show and he is very excited to be coming to Nashville to meet you all!
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Kenner Super Powers Collection: Prototypes, Production Toys, and More!
Michael Mensinger, an avid vintage toy and prototype collector of nearly 3 decades, takes attendees on a historical tour through one of his favorite Kenner toy lines: Super Powers. Michael will discuss the production process of bringing a Super Powers action figure to life, the three series of toys released from 1984-1986, merchandising displays, unproduced toys and concepts and much more!
Chris Georgoulias, Ron Salvatore, Todd Chamberlain
Vintage Star Wars Prototypes and the Super Collectors that Love Them!
Chris Georgoulias was a first generation collector, then re-activated his collecting in 1990. He has been a contributor to the Star Wars Collectors Archive (SWCA) since its earliest days and was made an editor. Chris has traveled to to conventions worldwide and to filming locations as far away as Tunisia and Guatemala. His collection primarily focuses on vintage Kenner items, prototypes, and movie props.
Ron Salvatore, collects items related to the vintage Kenner line, especially those that were never available commercially, like store displays, marketing material, and prototypes.
Todd Chamberlain’s toy collecting was a family passion shared by his grandfather and mother. Todd considers the Kenner toy line to be the core of his collection, but he also collects point-of-purchase display, school supplies, and apparel.
The Success of Kenner’s Star Wars Toys
Jim Swearingen, was the principal conceptual designer for Kenner's line of Star Wars toys. In 1976, Swearingen was working in Kenner's preliminary design group when his boss, Dave Okada, came in with a script and some photographs from a new movie called Star Wars. Jim took the script home and read it. The next day he insisted Okada lock himself in his office and read it. "We have to do this," he told him. "We have to make these toys." From 1976-79, Star Wars became Swearingen's baby. The success of Kenner's "Star Wars" toys even shifted the toy industry's focus toward thinking small. Until then, action figures were foot-long dolls like vintage G.I. Joe. Kenner's 3 3/4-inch Lukes and Leias stemmed from the UC designer's mock-ups, the size of which were based upon what he rummaged from the company toy bin. Besides "Star Wars," He contributed to many popular product lines while with Kenner, including PlayDoh, Spirograph, Baby Alive, Care Bears and Strawberry Shortcake. He then spent 15 years doing contract work making licensed products from movies such as "Alien," "Jurassic Park," "Men in Black" ,"Pirates of the Caribbean II: Dead Man's Chest."
Luis & Josefina Galvez
"Lili Ledy Star Wars Collectibles"
Nowadays there are still many questions about the line of Star Wars toys produced in Mexico, in this panel flying in from Mexico City, Luis and Josefina Galvez review the Lili Ledy collectibles produced in the 80's, further topics such as production, variations, rarity of figures and interviews with former employees of Lili Ledy which ensures that even expert collectors learn something new."
With over 24 years collecting Star Wars together, Luis and Josefina Galvez have devoted much of their time looking for toys and collectibles that bring fond memories of Luis’ childhood. Luis and Josefina collect vintage Star Wars toys in their original packaging from different countries that were licensed in the 1970’s and 1980’s. They have focused on the Mexican line of Star Wars toys manufactured by Lili Ledy and their valuable research about variations and production of these collectibles had led to numerous articles for various magazines. They have been presenters at Star Wars conventions in Mexico and Peru, and in the Collecting Panels at several U.S. Celebrations as well as Celebration Japan and Celebration Europe. They are contributors to the Star Wars Collectors Archive website and they are administrators of the Spanish-language version of Rebelscum .
"The Man Who Shot Skywalker Speaks!" Kim Simmons, known as The man who shot Luke Skywalker, was one of the original photographers for Kenner/Hasbro. He is responsible for the classic pictures on vehicle and playset boxes from the original Vintage Kenner Star Wars line all the way through Kenner’s transition to Hasbro until 2000. Those scenes we remember seeing on the top shelves of our local toy stores, that fill our hearts with nostalgia, we owe to him. His started working with Kenner in 1981 and his first big scene creation as a commercial photographer was the Star Wars battle scene in 1982. He will delve into the history of the photography process of Kenner getting toys to market.
"Top Toys from Argentina!"
Daniel Segovia lives in Buenos Aires Argentina, and is the author of Guerra Estelar and Guerra Estelar II both focusing on Vintage Star Wars Collectibles from Argentina, Mexico, and South America. He has also written, Juguetes Vintage de Argentina all about the other Vintage toys released in Argentina like MOTU and MASK! He has hosted presentations at conventions all over the world. Within the pages of his books you are taken on a delightful toy tour South of the United States border where the licenses for Vintage toys were acquired by compaines that sometimes had to create their own versions of the beloved action figures and vehicles because it was cost prohibitive or impossible to import the Kenner toys from Asia. Follow along with this slice of Argentinian history through the eyes of the local children in their quest for Star Wars Toys!
"A World of Star Wars Collectibles: the Rare, the Numerous, the Tasty!" Duncan Jenkins is the co-author on four books relating to Star Wars collectibles: Gus and Duncan’s Comprehensive Guide to Star Wars Collectibles, Gus and Duncan’s Guide to Star Wars Prototypes, Gus and Duncan’s Guide to Star Wars Cast & Crew Items, and Star Wars: Year by Year. He has written numerous articles for StarWars.com as well as various publications. Duncan has shared his extensive knowledge of collecting in presentations at conventions around the world in addition to TV and radio programs. He is an editor for The Star Wars Collector’s Archive. He lives in Liberty, Missouri with his wife Anne who helps him manage his own 5,000 square foot Star Wars collectibles museum, The Sithsonian.
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Take a picture with this awesome Star Car, but only if you Ain't afraid of No ghost! You will remember this Amazing vehicle from The Ghostbusters franchise! This is the Ecto-1a, the Ghostbusters had put improvements on Ecto-1 with more technical equipment. Also, the logo was updated on the doors and back entrance of the ambulance, and was put on the hood.
Jurassic Park Jeep
Jeep 12 was one of the many purchased for by InGen for Jurassic Park.
It was the Jeep taken by Dennis Nedry during his theft of the dinosaur embryos. Driving in the storm, Nedry lose control of the vehicle and ended up grounding it on a ridge overlooking the road to the dock. Nedry was killed inside of the Jeep by a Dilophosaurus.
After finding the Barbosal can and encountering the Dilophosaurus that killed Nedry, Nima freed the car and almost ran over Chadwick it crashed into the tree where the winch cable was tied to and damaged the hood. Nima managed to fix the battery, but she and Chadwick were surrounded by Dilophosaurs. Nima tried to start the car as a Dilophosaurus tried to break through the windshield, but she put the car in reverse and ran over a Dilophosaurus, killing it and crashed into a wall.
It is unknown what happened to Jeep 12 after the Isla Nublar Incident of 1993, but The Jurrasic 12 of Middle Tennessee found it and you can see it at their booth at ICCC!
The HSPPA / The Horror & SciFi Prop Preservation Association - IPPA, INC. is a not-for-profit traveling museum of screen used props and wardrobes. Come see The HSPPA's exhibit of screenused props and wardrobes from such films as: The Amazing Spider-Man, Batman Returns, Seed of Chucky, Resident Evil, Terminator 2, Wonder Woman, Friday The 13th, Hellraiser and so much more!!!
Back to the Future
The DeLorean time machine is an automobile-based time travel device featured in the Back to the Future franchise. In the feature film series, Dr. Emmett Brown builds a time machine based on a DeLorean DMC-12 car, to gain insights into history and the future. Instead, he ends up using it to travel over 130 years of Hill Valley history (from 1885 to 2015) with Marty McFly to change the past for the better and to undo the negative effects of time travel. With 1.21 gigawatts of power put out by Mr Fusion, you will be transported back to the past!
Derby City Pit Crew
Derby City Pit Crew (DCPC) is a fan-build prop group focusing on building near film-accurate replicas from the Star Wars universe; they are non-profit, 100% volunteer staffed and a charity oriented group. DCPC brings fan-interactive, photo-op, large scale prop display of Star Wars replicas. Tiffany, The world’s only half-scale or larger, freestanding, portable AT-ST. The Twins, Two, 1:1 Scale, Speeder Bikes; Jade and Jasmine, interact by not only by sitting on the bikes but firing the thumb triggered cannon with light effects and engine sounds during the experience; a premier photo opportunity! Completing the Endor experience, the 25' tall shield generator wall not only makes an excellent photo opportunity but transports you right to Endor as you outrun an AT-ST on your speeder bike!