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Fandom Friday: July Dragon*Con Guest Update

While there are a whole bunch of people recently added to the guest list at dragon*con… I just have three words for you…


For the full list visit the guest page at Dragon*Con’s website. (All bio information is taken from Dragon*Con’s website.)

Media Guests

Babylon 5

Bruce Boxleitner – Bruce Boxleitner is an American actor and science fiction writer. He is best known for his leading roles in the television series How the West Was Won, Bring ‘Em Back Alive, Scarecrow and Mrs. King (with Kate Jackson), and Babylon 5.

Battlestar Galactica

Aaron Douglas – Although he is appearing this August in Syfy’s Killer Mountain and Eureka, Aaron Douglas will always be known as the Chief from Battlestar Galactica. Besides Battlestar we have found him in Hellcats, Bionic Woman, White Noise, Stargate, Smallville, X-men 2, and Out Limits, to name but a few.

Classic Movies/TV

Ernest Borgnine – Ernest Borgnine is an American actor of television and film. He was an unconventional lead in many films of the 1950s, including his Academy Award-winning turn in the 1955 film Marty. On television, he played Quinton McHale in the 1962-66 series McHale’s Navy and costarred in the mid-1980s action series Airwolf, in addition to a wide variety of other roles. Borgnine is also well known for his role as Mermaid Man in the animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants. Borgnine earned an Emmy Award nomination at age 92 for his work on the series ER.

Martin Landau – Martin Landau is an American actor who began his career in Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest and is perhaps best known for his role as Bela Lugosi in Ed Wood.

Norman Reedus – Norman Reedus is an American actor. He is perhaps best known for his portrayal as Murphy MacManus in the 1999 film The Boondock Saints and for the character of Daryl Dixon in the AMC television series The Walking Dead.

Katey Sagal – Katey Sagal is known for her role as Peggy Bundy on the Fox comedy series Married…with Children, for which she was nominated for four Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress in a Comedy Television Series and two American Comedy Awards during the show’s run. Sagal is also known as a voice-actress, notably voicing Turanga Leela in the television series Futurama, which she has played since 1999.

Haunting Evidence

Patrick Burns – Patrick Burns is a paranormal investigator, author, film maker and star of TruTV’s Haunting Evidence. In his spare time (HA!) he is a professional photographer working in the infrared light medium.

Star Trek

Gates McFadden – Gates McFadden is best known for portraying the character of Dr. Beverly Crusher in the television and film series Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Star Wars

Carrie Fisher – Carrie Fisher is best known for her role as Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy.

Gary Kurtz – Gary Kurtz is an American film producer whose list of credits include American Graffiti, Star Wars, and The Empire Strikes Back. He later produced The Dark Crystal and Return to Oz after departing from the Star Wars series.

Temuera Morrison – Temuera is best known for his role as Jango Fett and the clones in the Star Wars series.


Louis Ferreira – Louis Ferreira is best known to Science Fiction audiences from his recent Gemini Award nominated role as Colonel Everett Young on Stargate Universe.

True Blood

Kristin Bauer – American film and television actress Kristin Bauer has been in show business since her early 20’s. Kristin is most known for her role as Pam, the vampire co-owner of Bon Temps’ Fangtasia bar, in True Blood.

Joe Manganiello – Joe is currently a series regular and busy filming season 4 of HBO’s critically acclaimed monster hit True Blood on which he plays werewolf Alcide Herveaux, and for which he won a 2011 LOGO Award and is currently nominated for a 2011 Saturn Award.


Laura Vandervoort – Laura Dianne Vandervoort is a Canadian actress best known for her roles as Supergirl in the television series Smallville and Sadie Harrison in the television series Instant Star. She most recently starred as Lisa on the ABC series V.

The Vampire Diaries

Sara Canning – Genre fans will recognize Sara as one of the stars of the hit TV series, The Vampire Diaries, which is in its second season on the CW network.

The Walking Dead

Jon Bernthal – Jon Bernthal is an American actor, best known for his role on the AMC television series The Walking Dead.


A.C. Crispin – A.C. Crispin is a writer, and Chairs SFWA’s Writer Beware. Her newest release is the prequel to Pirates of the Caribbean. The Price of Freedom chronicles how Jack Sparrow become a pirate captain. See the cover and excerpts from the novel on her website and blog,

Marley Gibson – Marley Gibson is the author of this hit young adult paranormal series Ghost Huntress and the co-author of The Other Side: A Teen’s Guide to Ghost Hunting and the Paranormal with TruTV’s Haunting Evidence star, Patrick Burns. She was featured on the premiere episode of A&E’s My Ghost Story.

Kathryn Hinds – Kathryn Hinds is a novelist, poet, copy editor, and author of more than fifty young-adult books, mostly about ancient, medieval, and early modern cultures. Her six-book series Fantastic Creatures will be published in 2012. Her fiction includes steampunk, epic fantasy, and a semi-autobiographical YA novel in free verse.

Jean Rabe – Jean Rabe is the author of more than two dozen fantasy and adventure novels, 60 short stories, and she’s edited 20 anthologies. She is the business manager of the SFWA Bulletin and spends her spare time studying Egyptian symbolism and making ugly pottery.

Beth Revis – Beth Revis is the author of the New York Times Bestselling YA science fiction, Across the Universe.

John Sabol – Archaeologist, Cultural Anthropologist, and author, John Sabol is known as the “Ghost Excavator”. He is the author of 12 books on the paranormal, and is a professional actor.

Jeff VanderMeer – Jeff VanderMeer is a two-time World Fantasy Award winner with novels published in 20 languages. He has a regular SF/Fantasy column for the New York Times Book Review. He has been a finalist for every major SF/F award, written a Predator novel and the Steampunk Bible, the definitive guide.


Darwyn Cooke – Darwyn Cooke is an Eisner Award-winning comic book writer, artist, cartoonist and animator, best known for his work on the comic books Catwoman, DC: The New Frontier and The Spirit.

Steve Dillon – Steve Dillon is a British comic book artist, from Luton, Bedfordshire, best known for his work with writer Garth Ennis on Hellblazer, Preacher, and The Punisher.

Mike Grell – Mike Grell is best known for his work on The Warlord for DC Comics, Starslayer for Pacific/First Comics, Jon Sable, Freelance for First Comics/IDW/Comicmix/ABC TV, Shaman’s Tears for Image Comics, Bar Sinister for Acclaim Comics and Maggie the Cat for Image Comics.

Koi Turnbull – Koi Turnbull has worked for Aspen and other publishers such as DC comics and Marvel Comics. He is currently working with Marvel Comics and a member of Atlanta based HeadHunta’ Studios along with other industry members Nathan Massengill, Dave Wilkins, and Tony Washington, too name a few.


The Ghosts Project – Based around sizzling gypsy violin and pounding drums, The Ghosts Project is Paul Mercer / Violin & Davis Petterson / Percussion. The Ghosts Project is an improvised music ensemble featuring a revolving lineup of special and unique musical guests and is a favorite of dance troupes everywhere.

Paul and Storm – Paul and Storm are an Arlington, Virginia-based comedic musical duo consisting of Paul Sabourin and Greg “Storm” DiCostanzo. They are favorites of Dr. Demento and regular guests on the Bob and Tom radio show.


Eric J Dionne – Eric J. Dionne is the Founder of The International Cryptozoology Establishment, better known as I.C.E.. Eric is also the Co-Founder of S.E.P.I.A. a paranormal investigative group, and the Host of SEPIA RVP Radio on the Para-X Radio Network at
Jessica L Dionne – Jessica L. Dionne is the Co-Founder of I.C.E. and Founder of SEPIA.


Ken Gerhard – Ken Gerhard is an accomplished cryptozoologist and field researcher for The Centre for Fortean Zoology and The Gulf Coast Bigfoot Research Organization, as well as a fellow of the Pangea Institute.

Massimo Pigliucci – Massimo Pigliucci is Professor of Philosophy at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and author of Nonsense on Stilts: How to Tell Science from Bunk. His essays can be found at


Mike Capps – Dr. Michael Capps is president of Epic Games, makers of the mega-hit Unreal and Gears of War game franchises and the award-winning Unreal Engine 3. Capps is credited as designer, producer, and lead programmer of multiple game titles. Mike is also a comic book author, recently publishing a graphic novel with DC/Wildstorm.

Laura Hickman – Laura Hickman is the co-creator of Dragonlance and the original Ravenloft adventure game as well as the coauthor of The Bronze Canticles trilogy and numerous games and game supplements with her husband Tracy Hickman.

Mary Mo

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2 Responses to "Fandom Friday: July Dragon*Con Guest Update"

  1. Paula says:

    Ooo. When are the tickets going on sale for the inevitable show with Paul & Storm and Wil Wheaton?

    Lots of interesting new guests. Yay!

  2. […] (Atlanta, GA), “Fandom Friday:  July Dragon*Con Guest Update”, July 1, 2011 — (Article:  “…Authors…John Sabol – Archaeologist, Cultural Anthropologist, and […]

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