Upcoming Show Guests

Meet the Guests


Meet the guests for 2015!

Meet the creative talents behind your favorite movies, TV shows, books and comics!

Here's where you'll find the list of guests for our 2015 show. More guests will be announced as contracts are finalized. Stay tuned...and sign up for our e-Newsletter to be notified with the latest news.

Most of our guests will have scheduled autographing times. Most will also be giving talks.

ALL GUEST APPEARANCES are subject to last-minute cancellation due to work commitments (or health). This is unavoidable when booking guests who are in-demand, current industry professionals. Cancellations, if any, will be immediately reported on this web site.

Jamie Anderson - Filmmaker

Photo of Jamie AndersonMost WonderFesters know the name Gerry Anderson, creator of television adventure programs with a difference: Most starred marionettes and were filmed using brilliant miniatures. Thunderbirds, Supercar, Fireball XL-5, and Captain Scarlet entertained more than one generation. Gerry died in 2012, but his son, Jamie Anderson, is using crowd-sourcing to develop some of his father's unproduced ideas. Firestorm just exceeded its fundraising targets and is moving forward into production. Jamie, and designer Eric Chu, will present exclusive material from Firestorm. Please welcome Jamie, who is coming in from England for us, to his first WonderFest! To learn more about Firestorm, visit the web page.

Eric Chu - Designer-Illustrator

Photo of Eric ChuThe Cylon God returns!  Conceptual designer for SyFy's hit retooling of Battlestar Galactica, storyboard and layout artist for animated series including Beetlejuice, Droids, Babar and the legendary J Michael Straczynski-penned kid's show Captian Power and the Soldiers of the Future, Eric has crossed the globe from Hong Kong to Vancouver, leaving a trail of broken hearts and shattered minds — yet still eludes capture by INTERPOL!  He's been busy with some shadowy projects including Firestorm with Jamie Anderson and a very talented team. We must learn more. We have ways...  Visit Eric's Paranoid Delusions Facebook page.

Ken Palkow - Prop Making Wizard

Photo of Ken PalkowKen Palkow's career in the film industry actually began while sitting in front of the TV, as a child, watching shows like... Battlestar Galactica, Space 1999, and Buck Rogers. His love for science fiction would ultimately take him to Hollywood as a special effects, weapons, and prop fabricator. He's built everything from serum canisters in Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Kate Beckinsale's weapons in Underworld: Awakening, Colonial sidearms in Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome, to the Riptide sword in Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters. Some of Ken's more recent projects include props for the new TV show The Flash, building the Federation phasers and alien weapons for Star Trek Into Darkness, weapons for the Robocop remake, props for the TV series Almost Human, and all kinds of gadgets for the new Godzilla. Ken has promised to bring some screen used props to give WonderFest visitors an exclusive up close sneak peek so be sure to stop by his table and check those out. If you would like to see more of his work, check out his imdb page.

Sara Karloff

Photo of Sara KarloffThe Daughter of Frankenstein herself, the incomparable Sara Karloff, returns to WonderFest 2015 this May! The head of Karloff Enterprises-- and quite literally a living, tribute to her beloved father Boris Karloff-- Sara will be on hand to show rare home movies and behind the scenes footage.


Mark Cantrell - Writer-Photographer

Photo of Mark CantrellMark Cantrell, long-time WonderFest friend and attendee, returns this year as a guest author. His new book, "A Weird-Oh World - The Art of Bill Campbell" is now published--and it's fantastic! Campbell's art spanned the monstrously silly Hawk Weird-Ohs—a series of models in the early 1960's featuring monsters in hot rods—to serious aircraft and other subjects. We're delighted to learn more about Mark's journey of creating the book, as well as seeing an exhibit of Campbell original paintings! Visit Mark's website.

Andy Pearson - Freelance Writer

Photo of Andy PearsonWe're thrilled to welcome writer and modeler Andy Pearson, Specials Editor of the fine British magazine, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Modeller. He's taking the trip across the pond to Louisville because, as he put it, "I recently met a UK based modeller at a local garage kit show who had attended this year's event and was so enthusiastic that, after a while, we had to wrap him in a blanket and lock him in a cupboard to stop him talking about it." Andy will talk about the joys of producing an independent specialist model book in the UK. Visit Andy's blog.

More guests will be announced in the coming weeks--stay tuned!











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