Upcoming Show Guests

Meet the Guests

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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 began while watching shows like... Battlestar Galactica, Space 1999, and Buck Rogers. His love for s-f 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. Recent projects include TV's The FlashStar Trek Into Darkness, the Robocop remake, Almost Human, and the new Godzilla. Ken will bring screen used props to give WonderFesters an up close sneak peek. 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.

 

Victoria Price - Designer and Author

Photo of Victoria PriceAn internationally-recognized interior designer, renowned author, art consultant, public speaker, screenwriter…all these titles describe one individual: Victoria Price. Her father, horror icon Vincent Price once said: "A man who limits his interests, limits his life." His daughter is clearly the embodiment of that sage advice. In fact, she wrote the critically-acclaimed "Vincent Price: A Daughter’s Biography" in 1999. Join her as she shares unique anecdotes and insight on one of the screen’s most cherished actors.

Frank Dietz - Artist, Producer, Director, Writer and Actor

Photo of Frank Dietz

It's a delight to welcome back the multi-talented Frank Dietz! He's a founding member of the Damn Dirty Geeks podcast, co-owner of Benevolent Monster Productions (with past guest Trish Geiger), and author/artist of the upcoming book Sketchy Things: The Art of Frank Dietz. The Beast Wishes documentary about Bob and Kathy Burns that he and Trish cooked up was fantastic...and now we can look forward to seeing their mockumentary short A Zombie Next Door and even a special preview of their upcoming Kong doc Long Live the King! Visit Frank's website and view his latest podcast here.


Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II Mind Sifter Cast & Crew

Photo of Star Trek Continues cast & crew

 

Brandon Stacy - "Mr. Spock" (Sat-Sun.)

Biographical info to come!

Robert Withrow - "Admiral Withrow" (Late afternoon Sat, Sun.)

Robert portrays Admiral Robert "Bob" Withrow, Chief of Operations of the sector the Enterprise patrols in Star Trek New Voyages/Phase II. The character recently appeared in the vignette "Going Boldly" and in the episode "Mind-Sifter," and will be seen in future New Voyages episodes including the soon to be released "The Holiest Thing." Robert is a lifelong fan and has one of the largest screen-used Trek uniform collections in the country. When not enjoying his collection with his wife and 3 children, he owns and runs a successful replacement window and home improvement company.

Clay Sayre - "Kor", "Ferengi Commander" (Sat-Sun.)

Clay is a very disturbed 49-year-old who thinks he's still 25, surrounds himself with vintage toys and still plays Star Trek with his friends. He plays Kor in the Star Trek: New Voyages/Phase II episode "Mind Sifter." He is a high school art teacher who has worked as a professional makeup artist, as well as doing artwork for Cryptozoic Entertainment's The Walking Dead and The Hobbit trading card sets, as well as sets for Leaf, Breygent, and upcoming sets from Cult-Stuff.

Dale Morton - Makeup, sculpture, props (Sat-Sun.)

Dale is owner of DALE MORTON STUDIO, a company in West Virginia that creates professional mascot character costumes for schools and corporations all across America. In addition to mascots Dale also creates custom masks, creatures, makeup, props & armor.  In addition to costumes and creatures Dale has also sculpted model kits for Three Kings Resin.

Jeff Barklage - Cinematographer, S.O.C. "Mind-Sifter" (Sat-Sun.)

Jeff is a professional cinematographer with years of experience filming everything from feature films and music videos to Superbowl commercials winning many awards for his work including 2 Emmys, 5 Tellys, and 5 Addys. He had the privilege of working and learning from the original TOS cinematographer Gerald "Jerry" Finnerman.

Shawn Tabor - Assistant Property Master (Sat-Sun.)

Shawn Tabor, Capt, USAFR (RET) is CEO of Battlegrounds Productions. He serves as a military technical advisor, writer, prop maker, stock footage provider, and researcher to the entertainment industry. He has contributed to over 300 features, television shows, commercials and music videos to date. In addition to his New Voyages/Phase II duties as Assistant Property Master he is currently producing the movie "Vilkova" that he also co-wrote.

Visit the Star Trek New Voyages website.


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.

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