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The Zocalo Today
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SATURDAY, March 7, 2009 STAR TREK MODELS
Paramount has released photos of three replicas of the U.S.S. Enterprise, which
are currently on display at the Arclight Theater in Hollywood, from J.J. Abrams'
upcoming STAR TREK film. The three Enterprise models are the first of many upcoming
interpretations by respected artists from all over the world.
These 34-inch-long replicas were cast from the actual 3-D digital models created
for the film by Industrial Light & Magic.
The FX Company/Quantum Mechanix model (above)features lights, decals and "aztec" painting
patterns designed to mirror the actual ship seen in the film. The FX Company is a
professional model-effects shop working with modelers Quantum Mechanix on the
production and design of this ship.
The second is a model by Mr. Brainwash, or MBW, the pseudonym of a well-known
eccentric Los Angeles-based pop street artist.
The third is by Duncan Lemon, a respected Santa Monica, Calif., street artist who
is inspired by chameleons and subway graffiti.
For a look at the other models, go to
WATCHMEN EARLY NUMBERS
According to Variety, Warner Bros. Pictures' WATCHMEN grossed $4.6 million in Thursday
midnight shows. Zack Snyder's previous film, 300, opened to $2.5 million with its
midnight shows. Watchmen played more than 1,595 midnight runs across the country.
Today, the film officially opens in a total 3,611 theaters - the widest theater
count ever for an R-rated film. 300 grossed $70.9 million in its opening weekend
in early March 2007.
Disney•Pixar has debuted the new trailer for director Pete Docter's
Opening in theaters on May 29th, Up is a comedy adventure about 78-year-old balloon
salesman Carl Fredricksen, who finally fulfills his lifelong dream of a great
adventure when he ties thousands of balloons to his house and flies away to the
wilds of South America. But he discovers all too late that his biggest nightmare
has stowed away on the trip: an overly optimistic 9-year-old Wilderness Explorer
Variety writes that Steven Spielberg quietly wrapped 32 days of performance-capture
lensing on TINTIN this week, then hand the project to producer Peter Jackson, who
will focus on the film's special effects for the next 18 months. Although the baton-
pass is stealthy, TINTIN is anything but a low-profile project. And that's just the
first of many contradictions inherent with the film, which brings together two of
The Tintin comicbook series about a globetrotting teenaged boy reporter, which
originated 80 years ago in Belgium, is wildly popular in many countries around the
world. In the U.S., however, the character is little-known, especially among children.
Spielberg and Jackson's respective camps have tried to keep a lid on the details of
what is expected to become a three-film franchise while hyping the one-of-a-kind
aspects of TINTIN's motion-capture technology, which is being created by Jackson's
New Zealand-based effects house Weta.
MAD MAX ANIME
MTV News reports that the fourth MAD MAX film will now become a 3-D animated feature
without any involvement from Mel Gibson. Writer/director George Miller told the
site "I see myself as someone who is very curious about storytelling and all its
various media. I've always loved anime, in particular the Japanese sensibility.
It's something I've always wanted to do."
The story would be partially lifted from the script which was set to shoot in 2003
until financing collapsed. With his experience on "Happy Feet", the idea of an R-rated,
stereoscopic anime flick for theatrical release seems like a quite interesting route
to take. A tie-in action-adventure video game would also be tied in to the production.
TOP SCIENCE FICTION NEWS STORIES:
News from this week and the last couple of months has been moved to the
News Page. Check it out
to catch up on all that has been going on in the world of science fiction.
8:00pm on CBS
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Who & What
In Las Vegas, Grissom and the team probe the death of a youth who may have disappeared
from New York six years earlier.
8:00pm on BBC America
Life on Mars
Sam has to do one more job before he can return home.
9:00pm on CBS
Without a Trace - Where & Why
The FBI team and Grissom continue searching for a pattern to help them capture a
9:00pm on SciFi
See No Evil(2006)
A reclusive maniac terrorizes a group of young petty criminals who have arrived
to clean up a rotting hotel as part of their community service.
RADIO INTERVIEW OF INTEREST
Frank Garcia, co-author of SCIENCE FICTION TELEVISION SERIES (Book 1 and Book 2)
conducted a my radio interview to promote book #2 at Simon Fraser University recently.
Here is a link to the interview at
Frank will be a guest on the Babylon Podcast next week.
NEW BABYLON 5 MOVIE BOOK UNTIL APRIL 30
THE BABYLON 5 SCRIPTS OF
J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
THE TV MOVIES
Featuring these Scripts
• The River of Souls
• The Legend of the Rangers
• The Lost Tales
These TV Movie scripts are twice the length of a single episode of Babylon 5 and
are the page count equivalent of EIGHT episodic scripts making it the second biggest
book ever with more than 450 pages!
ALL THAT PLUS THESE SPECIAL BONUSES
* The included version of The Legend of the Rangers is an early draft that is
20 pages longer than the script that was filmed, which means you get to read
scenes and exchanges of dialogue that never made it to the screen.
* Exhumed from Joe's vault, a 3-page fragment of an outline detailing the
premise for a Psi Corps feature film . Focusing on The Telepath War, and
appropriately titled "Wars of the Mind," JMS' notes reveal the background
of the conflict -- teeps vs. teeps, the cast of characters -- including the
identity of the Interstellar Alliance's Vice President, and the explosive
deaths of two B5 regulars -- something hinted at, but never stated in an
official series document.
* J. Michael Straczynski's personal, behind-the-scenes photos taken on the set
of The Lost Tales and The Legend of the Rangers -- included in these 36 images
are the last pictures taken of Andreas Katsulas as G'Kar.
Tim reads some news from JMS on his screenplays in progress, including World War Z,
Lensman, and Ninja Assassin, and some teaser news that he’s been offered some directing
Discussion: Tim and Summer discuss “Endgame”, the climax of the struggles gone through
during the battle phases of the Earth Civil War. We compare more speeches again, too.
Contest: We’ve come up with a contest to give away a copy of the B5 Chronologies
scriptbook! Can you identify all the voices in the podcast opening montage? If you
think you can, submit your entries to contest [at] sliceofscifi [dot] com with the
Subject line of Babylon Podcast Chronologies Contest, and include your mailing address.
We need all 12 voices correctly identified and in order, and a single winner will
be selected from all the people who submit fully correct entries, and participants
who helped with the lines are not eligible to enter this contest… maybe next time,
Submit your entries by midnight Pacific time, March 3rd, and we’ll randomly pick
a winner from pool of correct entries live on the live feed on March 4th.
Second Life Info: FarPoint Media’s Second Life space is now the penthouse suite
of Third Life Books. You can find the castle at
http://slurl.com/secondlife/beraudes/203/151/49. Come see the castle roof pool,
Babylon 5 Information Gathering: If you know of a dead or abandoned B5 related
website that may be in need of a new home, let Summer know! Maybe we can mirror
it here or house it on a sister site.
Visit Deep Geeking, and if you want to contribute a geeking essay, send an email
ANOTHER B5 PODCAST
There is another Babylon 5 podcast available for your enjoyment. It was started
recently over at
http://theb5station.mypodcast.com. Two friends discuss Babylon 5, one episode at
a time, starting from the beginning.
There are 6 episodes currently posted. I'll be going over to listen. Thanks Mitch
for sending along the information.
DISCUSSION TOPIC - TOP 10 SCI FI FILMS
I started thinking about conventions this morning and thought this might a a good discussion
topic -- one that everyone who has gone to a convention could share with readers here at
THE ZOCALO TODAY. What is your best, worst convention experience?
Send in your comments to email@example.com. I'll post your selections our
discussion page for all
readers to share. I'll post some of my comments in my blog -- see below.
I have just created ISN News Blog at
http://isnnews.blogspot.com. This is an experiment for me -- and I hope
you’ll join me by entering news you have to share. I’ll put in stuff that I think
is interesting for others to read about and we’ll see how it goes. Join me.
While Andreas Katsulas (G'Kar), Rick (Biggs) and Tim (Choate) are no longer with us,
we will not forget their wonderful personalities and talent -- as well as their
significant contributions to the BABYLON 5 universe. Be sure to visit
In Memory Of for more
information about memorial efforts. Until we met again, in a place where no
BABYLON 5 SHIP MODELS
I received a note from Ranger Glenn this morning about a company he discovered. See
his note below:
For years I have seen companies like Entertainment Earth sell figurines and ship models for
practically every science fiction, fantasy, horror or anime that you can imagine. One big
missing product line is Babylon 5. I never understood this as there is a large fan base.
I have always wanted a good model of a Whitestar.
Recently on eBay I found a company, www.eModelAirplanes.com selling high quality wooden models
of aircraft, spacecraft and science fiction starships. They have a large collection of Babylon 5
spacecraft from Shadow ships to Babylon 5 itself. I bought a Whitestar model. It is gorgeous and
is of the high quality expected of professionally crafted aircraft models. My photo doesn’t do
Thanks Glenn for sending along the note -- and the picture.
Ranger John passed along a note about more Babylon 5 models:
If you are interested in B5 models, check out
Federationmodels.com and look in the Warp Models section for some good B5 ships.
BABYLON 5 BIRTHDAYS
Richard Biggs - March 18 (in loving memory)
Jesus Trevino - March 26
Ed Wasser - March 26
Have I missed anyone? If you know the birthday of someone connected with Babylon 5,
pass the information along. We want to include everyone in our Happy Birthday Wishes.
GREEN LANTERN: FIRST FLIGHT
Release Date: july 28, 2009
Synopsis: The fabric of intergalactic justice is threatened - until Hal Jordan
arrives for his initial mission - in the animated GREEN LANTERN: FIRST FLIGHT,
the fifth entry in the popular DVD series of DC Universe Animated Original PG-13
Movies. A co-production of Warner Premiere, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation,
the illuminated hero's first-ever full-length animated film is set for release by
Warner Home Video on July 28, 2009. GREEN LANTERN: FIRST FLIGHT will be available
as a special edition 2-disc version on DVD and Blu-Ray™ Hi-Def .
Acclaimed actor Christopher Meloni (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) fills the
lead voice of Hal Jordan aka Green Lantern. Meloni is joined by fellow Emmy Award
nominee Victor Garber (Milk, Titanic) as the villainous Sinestro, Tricia Helfer
(Battlestar Galactica) as the voice of Boodikka, and Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs)
Produced by animation legend Bruce Timm, Green Lantern: First Flight is helmed by
heralded director Lauren Montgomery (Wonder Woman, Superman Doomsday) and scripted
by four-time Emmy Award-winning writer Alan Burnett (The Batman).
GREEN LANTERN: FIRST FLIGHT finds Hal Jordan recruited to join the Green Lantern
Corps and placed under the supervision of respected senior Lantern Sinestro. The
earthling soon discovers his mentor is actually the central figure in a secret
conspiracy that threatens the philosophies, traditions and hierarchy of the entire
Green Lantern Corps. Hal must quickly hone his newfound powers and combat the
treasonous Lanterns within the ranks to maintain order in the universe.
SMURFS: VOLUME 1
Release date: March 3, 2009
The Smurfs are a group of over 100 bluish, three-apple tall creatures who live in
the mushroom homes of Smurf Village. They are led by 543-year-old Papa Smurf (who
doesn't look a day over 530). Their lives would be perfect were it not for the
villainous Gargamel, a wizard who spends his days trying to capture them to eat,
turn into gold, or for other evil reason. Gargamel's cat Azrael adds to the menace,
always looking for a smurfalicious snack.. Its Season Two, Vol. 1 of Smurf Adventures,
the Emmy-winning animated series [Outstanding Childrens Entertainment Series 1982-83]
that delighted Saturday morning cartoon fans for nearly a decade.
Watched any great books lately? Now you can. The most celebrated graphic novel of
all time that broke the conventional mold continues to break new ground WATCHMEN
illustrator Dave Gibbons oversees this digital version of the graphic novel that
adds limited motion, voice and sound to the books strikingly drawn panels. All 12
chapters of the story are here nearly 5 hours spanning everything from the mysterious
demise of the Comedian to the crisscrossed destinies of loosely allied superheroes
to their fateful impact on the world. Be in the know. Be watching. With Watchmen:
The Complete Motion Comic.
THE REAL ADVENTURES OF JONNY QUEST, Season 1, Volume 1
Release date: February 17, 2009
Jonny and his pal Hadji are once again headed for action-packed fun and excitement
in The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest: Season 1, Volume 1, available for the first
time on DVD from Warner Home Video on February 17, 2009. A remake of the classic
science-fiction/adventure animated television series Jonny Quest, The Real
Adventures of Jonny Quest: Season 1, Volume 1 chronicles the all new adventures
of our hero and his friends Hadji and Jessie in 13 episodes guaranteed to keep
fans on the edge of their seats.
"Jonny Quest is truly a classic character beloved by kids of all ages," said Amit
Desai, WHV Vice President of Family, Animation & Sports Marketing. "We are very
happy to add The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest: Season 1, Volume 1 to our library
of animated offerings for kids, their parents and fans of animation."
The sequel to one of TV's first animated science fiction action-adventure series
is about to take viewers on a breathless ride. The first 13 year-one episodes
charting the fantastic exploits of brave and brainy Jonathan Quest come in a
deluxe multi-disc set featuring exciting new and vintage bonus materials from
Hanna-Barbera. Jonny Quest drew on science and detective-style logic to solve
mysteries and apprehend sophisticated villains. Viewers are transported to exotic
locales as Jonny and the Indian boy Hadji, along with new characters such as Jessie,
tackle each government assignment.
How do you fight an extraterrestrial invasion … when you can’t tell who is friend
From Raw Feed, creators of the Rest Stop and Otis shockers, comes the sci-fi/horror
tale ALIEN RAIDERS, a nerve-shredding battle for human survival against aliens that
invade our world by invading our bodies. Be alert. Beware. Be afraid. The creatures’
next host could be your neighbor. Your kid brother. No – it’s you!
Produced by Dan Myrick (co-director of The Blair Witch Project, co-writer of BOOK OF
SHADOWS: BLAIR WITCH 2, director of Solstice, The Believers, and The Objective) and
directed by Ben Rock (Shadow of the Blair Witch, Conversations), Alien Raiders is
WHV’s sixth acquired title from the successful “Raw Feed” film franchise. “Alien
Raiders explores the mystery, suspense, fear and tension behind mankind's fight
for survival against alien invasion,” said producer Dan Myrick. “It takes the
ingredients of horror and suspense from previous Raw Feed installments and adds
a science fiction element to increase the anxiety factor.”
Ever wonder how modern-day America appears to the rest of the world? Renowned historian
Simon Schama delves into American history to explain our present-day motivations,
expectations and crises. Taking the long perspective, Schama looks at four of the
critical issues facing our country: war, religion, immigration and the economic and
environmental crises we face. Turning to fascinating moments in American history to
understand the present, he connects such legendary presences as Thomas Jefferson,
Henry Ford and Mark Twain with today's soldiers, businessmen, truckers, school
teachers and politicians-especially Barack Obama. In the wake of the historic 2008
Presidential election, this series offers a timely and gripping vision of the United
States-past and present-as we face our moment of truth.
TOM AND JERRY TALES: VOLUME 6
Release date: February 3, 2009
Everyone's favorite cat and mouse duo Tom and Jerry return to DVD in an all-new set
of adventures on Tom and Jerry Tales Volume 6, which will be released by Warner Home
Video (WHV) February 3, 2009. The sixth volume of the hit Kids' WB TV series will
feature 15 action-packed cartoons showcasing Tom and Jerry's latest adventures.
In this volume of Tom and Jerry Tales, Tom and Jerry's unending pursuit takes them
around the world from Africa to Australia and on. The duo also learns some valuable
lessons about history, including an episode where Tom inadvertently turns the
Declaration of Independence into a paper airplane and an episode where Jerry has a
role in the Wright Brothers first flight at Kitty Hawk. Tom and Jerry are also
involved in a number of musical adventures that are anything but harmonious --
Jerry sabotages Tom's efforts to win a Flamenco dance contest and Tom tries to
avert his girlfriend's attention from Jerry by singing the blues. Three very cool
episodes on this DVD are entirely devoted to the theme of snow and ice. The duo
confronts each other on a frozen pond where Jerry wants to skate but Tom plans
to play hockey. Tom and Jerry also engage in an all-out snowball battle and later
on, find themselves face-to-face with the giant abominable snowmouse.
"Tom and Jerry is one of the greatest cartoons of all time," commented Amit Desai,
WHV Vice President of Family, Animation & Sports Marketing. He added, "The essence
of the show has remained unchanged and that's why it's as successful today as it
was decades ago. Tom and Jerry Tales maintains the same classic formula that has
made this cartoon a success but places the characters in a contemporary setting,
which is why the show continues to be a big hit with kids today."
YOU'RE A GOOD SPORT CHARLIE BROWN
Available on DVD: January 27, 2009
Official Site URL: www.kidswb.com
Start your engines! Its Motocross season and competing against the likes of Peppermint
Patty and the Masked Marvel – aka a certain daredevil beagle named Snoopy – can
intimidate anyone. But if Charlie Brown – tagged with unlucky number 13 – can keep
the pace slow and steady (as well as hold onto his helmet), he might just win the
race! It’s fast and furious fun right up through the finish line of this wonderful
Emmy Award® winner as Outstanding Children’s Special, rolling out in a spit-shined
re-mastered deluxe edition with improved picture and audio.
DVD Special Features Include:
You're the Greatest, Charlie Brown - A new-to-DVD bonus episode. Hard work and team
spirit are what Charlie Brown needs for decathlon victory but this junior Olympian
had better keep his eye on the track to win.
Dust Yourself Off and Pick Yourself Up, Charlie Brown - An original featurette that
tells the story of how Charles Schulz' son Craig and his life-long passion for dirt
biking, served as an inspiration for his dad to include it in his famous comic strip.
I am a big fan of Charlie Brown -- have been for years. There seems to be something
for everyone in any Charlie Brown story. In this one, Charlie Brown hopes to win the
motocross race, despite being "Unlucky Number 13". While there is always a great story,
each person can take away something different -- whether it be the virtue of being a
good sport, whether you win or not -- or just the spirit of participation. It is a good
way to introduce little folks to good sporstsmanship as well. It is always great when the
gang gets together -- Charlie, Snoopy, Pepermint Patty.
Also included on this the special, YOU'RE THE GREATEST, CHARLIE BROWN. Charlie is
recruited to represent his school by competing in the decathlon for the Junior Olympics.
Peppermint Patty trains Chuck in all ten events. Charlie Brown wins several events and
has a chance to win the entire Junior Olympics for his school.
Both of the Peanuts specials on the disc have been remastered and cleaned up. They
look and sound spectacular.
NEW FAMILY DVDS
Looking for movies you can watch with your children? I have moved many of the
family-oriented DVDs to a
Family DVDs page. Here you will find wonderful DVDs you can enjoy with your entire
family -- no matter the age. You will find background information about the DVD, but there
are clips as well from Warner Bros. Enjoy!
For more information on other DVDs that have just been released and reviewed, go to
Written by J. Michael Straczynski
Art and cover by Marko Djurdjevic
The cataclysmic, catastrophic events of Thor #600 have rocked Asgard. What unexpected
way do his true friends figure out to help him? And what could possibly be the next
step in the devious Loki's sinister schemes and machinations?
FARSCAPE: D'ARGO'S LAMENT #1>br>
Written by Keith R.A. DeCandido, art by Tommy Patterson, covers by Michael DiPascale
and Will Sliney.
Ka D'argo lives on -- only in this Farscape mini-series set in continuity during
Season 3 between episodes "Revenging Angel" and "Fractures!" Follow the adventures
of John Crichton's best friend D'argo as he's forced to not only save the day and
end planetary war, he's got to do it all with mouthy "princess" Jool along for the
ride. And that means trouble!
FARSCAPE: STRANGE DETRACTORS #2
Written by Rockne S. O'Bannon and Keith R.A. DeCandido, art by Will Sliney, covers
by Joe Corroney and Dennis Calero.
Farscape creator Rockne O'Bannon is back! Television's science fiction masterpiece
Farscape continues with the same hit writing team from the first sold out mini-series!
Crichton and crew are all here as it's friend vs. friend and ally vs. ally as a
mysterious wave of violence sweeps through the crew of Moya. And worse, an entire
Flash Gordon Volume 1: The Mercy Wars HC
by Brendan Deneen & Paul Green
Discover what all the buzz is about! This beautiful hardcover collects issues #1-6
of Ardden Entertainment’s critically acclaimed new Flash Gordon monthly series, and
includes the almost-impossible-to-find issue #0. In this first arc of the new series,
Flash, CIA Agent Dale Arden, and mad scientist Dr. Hans Zarkov rocket off to the planet
Mongo and find themselves in the middle of a deadly civil war with none other than Ming
the “Merciful” at the center of the conflict! Available in Regular and Remarked Signed
Torchwood: Rift War GN
by Williamson, Furman, Edginton, Grist, & D'Israeli
Torchwood is an action-packed sci-fi series spinning out of the BBC hit Doctor Who,
following the adventures of a secret team of investigators who use scavenged alien
technology to solve present day crimes — both alien and human. When Torchwood comes
under fire in an all-out attack by extra-dimensional shock troopers, the team is torn
in all directions. And with a deadly rift bleeding through into their own reality,
time itself could be destroyed if the Torchwood team can't stop it! Featuring story
and artwork by a whole host of top British comic creators, including Paul Grist
(Jack Staff), Ian Edginton and D'Israeli (Scarlet Traces), and Simon Furman
(Transformers), Torchwood: Rift War collects the comic strips from Titan
Publishing's best-selling Torchwood: The Official Magazine, based on BBC
America's highest-rated series ever.
Battlestar Galactica: The Manga
by Salzfass, Wellman, Hatch, Wu, Delk, & Schons
Culled from storylines that didn’t make it past the cutting room floor, the Battlestar
Galactica manga takes place in Season 3 of the popular television series. In "Teacher’s
Pet," teacher Laura Roslin struggles to educate and inspire her young students with a
"human-centric" curriculum on New Caprica, until she begins to suspect one of her own
students may be a Cylon informer. Back on board the Galactica after Adama’s daring
rescue of the human population in "Shelf Life," President Tom Zarek is determined to
root out and punish any human traitor suspected of collaborating with the Cylons
during the occupation by death. But will he be able to follow through when a long-
lost friend is on top of the target list? And in "Visitation," Starbuck is stunned
when she discovers the young girl Kacey living in squalor in the shantytown, so
stunned that in her attempt to help, she crosses a line that shocks even those
closest to her.
Battlestar Galactica: The Final Five #1
by Seamus Fahey, David Reed & Nigel Raynor
While the critically acclaimed series may be coming to an end, Dynamite Entertainment
enters 2009 with a series of new and exciting Battlestar Galactica comic book events
Beginning with The Final Five, a three-issue event tying directly into the events of
the final episodes of the series, Dynamite will continue to provide a home for great
Galactica stories in 2009 and beyond! The Final Five #1 (of 4) is overseen By Seamus
Kevin (Origins) Fahey and David Reed with the complete authorization of Sci Fi and
the producers and features the back story of the Cylons, man and their current
struggle against one another! Joining the writers is Galactica veteran Nigel
Raynor, who also provide one of the two incredible covers! And to top it all
off, Red Sonja and Super Zombies artist Mel Rubi is also providing an incredible
BABYLON 5 MUSIC VIDEOS AND TRIBUTES
I found this message on the Babylon 5 moderated newsgroup this morning and just
had to post it so that others might enjoy the marvelous music videos created by
As some of you may know, I was hired by Joe Straczynski back in the
day to create Babylon 5 music videos for him to use at science fiction
conventions, and later to promote the show to networks. Eight were
produced over the run of the series, not including the memorial videos
I did later for Rick Biggs and Andreas Katsulas.
For the longest time, the only way to see these was if Joe or I showed
them at a convention, but now, after numerous requests from fans over
the years, Joe has given me permission me to post these online.
- This is the extended version that I did for Andreas' widow ater the
original cut was released on the net. It's never been seen online
For those of you who've never seen these, I hope you enjoy them - and
for those that have (and emailed me many times over the years about
releasing them), I hope they're as good as you remember. Working with
Joe on these videos was one of the highlights of my career, and I'll
be forever grateful to him for the doors these have opened for me. I'm
proud to have them on my resume.
March 27-29, 2009 Narutotrek 2009
Place: Sheraton Suites Cypress Creek
City: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Guests: Walter Koenig, Denise Crosby and more
For more information, go to http://www.narutotrek.com
April 3-5, 2009
Place: Brentwood, Long Island
Guests: Sean Astin, Tory Belleci, and many more
For more information, go to http://www.iconsf.org/
for more information.
April 17-19, 2009
Place: Orange County Convention Center
City: Orlando, Florida
For more information, go to http://www.fxshow.com
April 17-19, 2009
CHILLER THEATRE Convention
Place: Hilton Parsippany
City: Parsippany, New Jersey
B5 Guest: Tracy Scoggins, Walter Koenig
Other Guests: Peter Graves, Eric Roberts, Michael Dorn, Lou Ferrigno, Rene Auberjonois,
Dean Hagland, John Wesley Shipp -- and many, many more
Go to http://www.chillertheatre.com/main.htm
for more information.
April 24-26, 2009 STEEL CITY CON
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Guests: Catherine Bach, Mick Foley, Sandra Taylor, Cathy St. George, Orli Shoshan
For more information, go to http://www.steelcitycon.com
April 24-26, 2009
Place: Hilton Birmingham Metropole
Guests: Summer Glau, Zachary Levi, Adam Baldwin, Amy Acker, Jonathan Woodward,
Felicia Day, Georges Jeanty, Dominic Keating, Clare Kramer
For more information, go to http://www.starfury.co.uk/
July 10-12, 2009
Place: Sheraton Parkway North Toronto Hotel
City: Richmond Hill, Canada
Description: We have over 300 hours of programming including special media guest Q&A's,
scientists, authors, discussion panels, anime & video, gaming, autographs & photo sessions,
masquerade contest, dances and art displays. They host a charity auction that raises money
for Gilda's Club of Greater Toronto -- and they have the 3rd Annual Constellation Awards.
For more information, go to TCON.
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS! Creation Entertainment has a large number of
conventions planned for the next several months. They include stars from STARGATE,
ENTERPRISE, FARSCAPE, XENA, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, etc. Check out their calendar to
see if one will be in your neighborhood soon. Don't miss their
Videos page as well. It is
full of some priceless video from a number of conventions.
Be sure to visit the referenced sites to see if there have been changes in
dates/guests attending. Visit our Convention Calendar
for a full listing of upcoming conventions.
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