JED REES
CELEBRITY GUEST

Jed Rees, a native of Canada, grew up on the east side of Vancouver. He studied music and business at the University of British Columbia, graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce.

Discovering acting in his final year, he performed several theatrical productions with the UBC theatre department before moving to New York to attend the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre.

After several years of training in the big apple, Jed headed back to Vancouver and began working on local film and television productions as well as several plays. He worked on the Stephen J. Cannell series, Hawkeye, the award winning CBC movie, Little Criminals and the Universal feature, Fear. In 1997, he returned to New York to perform and star in the Off-Broadway hit, ‘Two Pianos, Four Hands’, at the Promenade Theatre.

Jed drove his beat up old Mercury down to Los Angeles in 1999 and off his very first audition was fortunate enough to land a role in the film, Galaxy Quest. Since then, Jed has split his time between Canada and the U.S. working on numerous film and television productions. Some of the more notable appearances include The Chris Isaak Show, Men With Brooms, Luck, The Ringer, Elizabethtown, DaVinci’s Inquest, CSI, Chuck, NCIS, Deadpool and Mena.

Jed won best actor at the Houston Film Festival for his role in, Garbage and has been nominated for several other awards including best actor in The Canadian Comedy Awards.







CLIVE REVILL
CELEBRITY GUEST

Clive Revill's red hair and distinctive Mr. Punch-like features often saw him cast as comic eccentrics in a number of British films of the 1960s and 1970s such as Kaleidoscope, Modesty Blaise, Fathom, The Assassination Bureau and One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing. He also had notable supporting turns in Otto Preminger's Bunny Lake Is Missing opposite Laurence Olivier, and his American film debut A Fine Madness, as well as a rare leading role in the horror film The Legend of Hell House.

He was often cast as humorous foreign characters. Two of his highest profile roles of this kind were in two films for Billy Wilder: The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes and Avanti!, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for his part as put-upon hotel manager Carlo Carlucci.

In the 1978 television miniseries Centennial, he played the Scottish accountant Finlay Perkin. He played both Ko-Ko (the starring role) in The Mikado, and the title character, John Wellington Wells, in The Sorcerer for the Brent Walker television series of Gilbert and Sullivan productions, shown by the BBC in 1983.

After relocating to the United States, he guest-starred in many television series, such as Columbo, Hart to Hart, Dynasty, Magnum, P.I., The Love Boat, Remington Steele, Murder, She Wrote, Babylon 5, The Feather and Father Gang, Newhart, MacGyver, Dear John, The Fall Guy, Maude, and Star Trek: The Next Generation. He starred as the wizard Vector in the short-lived series Wizards and Warriors.

He is also known for his voice work in feature-length films and animated series, which includes Alfred Pennyworth in the first three episodes of Batman: The Animated Series, the voice of Chico in the 7 episodes of Chico the Rainmaker (The Boy with the Two Heads), the voice of Emperor Palpatine/Darth Sidious in the original 1980 version of The Empire Strikes Back, numerous cartoons such as The Transformers, Batman: The Animated Series and DuckTales and more recently video games, including Marvel: Ultimate Alliance and Conquest: Frontier Wars.

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KARAN ASHLEY
CELEBRITY GUEST

Karan Ashley's big break came when she went to an open call audition and beat out over 10 thousand hopefuls and landed the role of Aisha the Yellow Power Ranger on the #1 kids show in America, Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers. She was able to do over 80 episodes and star in the hit movie Power Rangers the Movie that was released by 20th Century Fox.

Not stopping there she has beat the pavement for years and has been on many different TV shows and films such as, Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, The Steve Harvey Show, One on One, The Parkers, Kenan & Kel, Chat Room, The Opposite Sex, Taylor's Wall, Wicked Weekend, Jazz Scene, The Encounter and many other projects. She has worked with many successful companies such as MTV, BET, ABC, Nickelodeon, Disney, The WB, 20th Century Fox, Asiatic Productions and formed the production company GAG Order films.

Although acting is her passion, while with GAG Order Films, she ventured into producing, writing and has starred in two feature films, Unto Thee and Devon's Ghost. In both films she served as lead actress, writer and producer. Both films did well in film festivals and sold in over 17 countries in DVD sales. She worked as a producer for BET and did exclusive work with their BET on Jazz channel.







FELIX SILLA
CELEBRITY GUEST

Felix Silla is an actor and stuntman. Hailing from a small village outside Rome, Italy, the 3'11'' tall Silla began his career in show business as a circus performer and toured with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus following his arrival in the United States in 1955. In the early 1960s, he broke into acting and stuntwork.

Felix appeared as a Talosian in the Star Trek: The Original Series pilot ''The Cage'', filmed in 1964.

One of Silla's best-known roles in that of the short, hair-covered, gibberish-speaking Cousin Itt on the classic 1960s television series The Addams Family. Another of Silla's famous roles is Litvak in the 1975 film The Black Bird. He is also known for playing the robot Twiki in the science fiction series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century. In both of these cases, Silla wore his character's costume, while another actor provided the character's voice. In addition to these roles, Silla was a regular performer on H.R. Pufnstuf, appeared as Lucifer on the original Battlestar Galactica, and played an Ewok in 1983's Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.

Besides Star Trek, Silla made guest appearances on such television programs as Petticoat Junction, The Monkees, Bewitched, The Dukes of Hazzard, and Married... with Children. He has also acted in a number of films, including Point Blank (1967), the original Planet of the Apes (1968), Black Samurai (1977), Demon Seed (1977), The Manitou (1978), The Brood (1979), Meatballs Part II (1984), House (1986), and as a Dink in Mel Brooks' popular 1987 sci-fi spoof Spaceballs.

Silla's stunt work consists primarily of feature films, including Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973), The Towering Inferno (1974), The Hindenburg (1975), E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Poltergeist (1982), and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984). He was more recently a stunt actor on 1992's Batman Returns in which he played an emperor penguin, one of the Penguin's ''henchbirds''.







KATHY COLEMAN
CELEBRITY GUEST

Kathy Coleman starred in the hit 1970s show ''Land of the Lost.'' Kathy grew up fatherless in Southern California in the 1960s as the last child in a family of ten children. Her bright smile and blonde curls got her into television commercials at a very young age, and by the time she was 10 she was touring the country and recording as the youngest member of a popular musical group.

Kathy played the role of ''Holly'' on the 1974-1977 NBC Saturday morning series produced by H.R. Pufnstuf creators Sid and Marty Krofft, featuring state-of-the-art special effects and written by some of the biggest names in literary science fiction.

''Land of the Lost'' was known for its intelligent scripts and original concepts - from an alternate universe inhabited by dinosaurs, to primate-like Pakuni and lizard creature Sleestaks to dimension-hopping Pylons. It became the most successful Saturday morning program of the decade. When it finished its network run, the show went directly into syndicated reruns that continue to this day. It is this show for which Kathy is most remembered.

The title of Kathy's new book - ''Run, Holly, Run!''- is taken from the oft-repeated instructions of her TV brother, Will, played by Wesley Eure.

''Run, Holly, Run!'' details the making of ''Land of the Lost'' and how the series gave Kathy fame, fun, lifelong friendships, and a positive father figure. Learn what happened with Kathy after the series ended!







WESLEY EURE
CELEBRITY GUEST

In 1974, Wesley Eure tried out for and won a role on NBC's Days of Our Lives. Eure had previously met producer Sid Krofft and was committed to do an audition for a new children's show he was working on. Eure auditioned and won the role of Will Marshall on Land of the Lost. He kept his commitment to both shows.

From 1974 to 1981, Eure starred on NBC's Days of Our Lives, playing the role of Mike Horton. He also starred as Will Marshall in Sid and Marty Krofft's children's adventure series, Land of the Lost from 1974 to 1976, filming this show and Days of Our Lives simultaneously. Eure agreed to be billed simply as ''Wesley'' on Land of the Lost.

Eure's stardom in the 1970s led to a number of appearances on game shows. He was repeatedly asked to appear on both Password and Match Game. He appeared on Password so often that he became a semi-regular on the show.

He later appeared in Hanna-Barbera's 1979 comedy C.H.O.M.P.S, which also starred Valerie Bertinelli, Red Buttons, Jim Backus, Hermione Baddeley, and Conrad Bain.

In 1987, Eure became host of the Nickelodeon children's game show Finders Keepers, and continued in this role through 1988.

Eure co-produced, wrote and acted in Fox Television's hidden-camera shows Totally Hidden Video (which aired from 1989 to 1992). He also co-created Dragon Tales, PBS Kids's Emmy-nominated animated series for preschoolers which began airing in 1999, and directed Spy TV for NBC in 2001.

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ANNE LOCKHART
CELEBRITY GUEST

Anne Lockhart was initially chosen by Glen Larson, who sent her a very preliminary script, for a role in the 1978 television series Battlestar Galactica. She rejected the role initially, as the character wasn't that strong. Later, Glen wrote a new part just for her, with a much stronger character named ''Sheba''. After reading the first 25 pages of the script ''The Living Legend'', she accepted immediately.

She was a favorite of Glen Larson, and appeared in many of his other television series including The Hardy Boys / Nancy Drew Mysteries, B.J. and the Bear, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (where she played two characters, ''Jennifer/Leila Markeson''), The Fall Guy, Knight Rider and Airwolf. She did two episodes of Magnum P.I.: in one episode she plays the younger version of her moms character, in the other she plays a younger version of herself.

She reunited with Noah Hathaway (who played ''Boxey'' in Battlestar Galactica) in the movie Troll, which also included her mother June Lockhart. She reunited with Donald Bellisario (Battlestar Galactica's producer and writer) in episodes of Airwolf, Quantum Leap and JAG. Anne worked again with Dirk Benedict (who played ''Starbuck'' in Battlestar Galactica) as ''Sylvie'' in his movie Cahoots which she also co-produced. They also worked together on War of the Worlds, which Anne produced and won a REP Award for ''Best Production of a Drama''. She appeared as the sister of another Battlestar Galactica alumni, Jane Seymour (who played ''Serina'') in Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.

She appeared with Star Trek actors George Takei (Sulu) and James Doohan (Scotty), as well as Randy Quaid in the monster spoof Bug Busters.

Anne's other notable film work include Slashed Dreams, Just Tell Me You Love Me, Young Warriors, E.T., Risky Business, The Oasis, A Dog's Tale, Daybreak and Disconnected. Her other notable television credits include Happy Days, Barnaby Jones, Emergency, Police Story, CHiPs, The Incredible Hulk, Voyagers, Murder, She Wrote, New Love American Style, Simon & Simon, Walker, Texas Ranger and L.A. Heat.







RUSS ADAMS
INDUSTRY GUEST

Russ Adams is an award-winning special effects artist familiar to worldwide audiences for his work on Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge, the highly-rated SyFy Channel reality series. Russ quickly became a fan favorite on the show thanks to his quick wit and willingness to help his fellow contestants.

Russ' filmography includes #SCREAMERS, Punk 2; Punk's Dead, Monolith, and Juarez 2045.

Russ is also the author of THIS IS NOT THAT SHOW, A book chronicling his life before, during, and after the Creature Shop Challenge. He is also the author of a special effects how-to series called, A WORKSHOP WITH RUSS ADAMS.







CHRISTOPHER R. MIHM
INDUSTRY GUEST

Christopher R. Mihm is the writer, director, and producer of the films of the "Mihmiverse," a series of award-winning, loosely interlinked feature-length films which pay homage to 1950s-era "drive-in cinema."

Mr. Mihm's filmmaking career began in 2006 with the release of his first retro-styled film, "The Monster of Phantom Lake." Made on a nearly non-existent budget, the film went on to garner much critical acclaim, appear in numerous film festivals, win multiple awards and, to this day, continues to screen across the world.

Since his first film, Mr. Mihm has released one new as-authentic-as-possible 1950s-style feature a year, many of which have received numerous accolades, nominations, and awards. "Attack of the Moon Zombies" raked in the most 2011 Dead Letter Awards at mailorderzombie.com. "House of Ghosts" beat out several big budget films to win the coveted Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Award for Best Independent Feature in 2012. Mr. Mihm's ode to the "big bug" films of the 1950s, "The Giant Spider," won the Forrest J. Ackerman Film Award at the Famous Monsters of Filmland Film Festival and the Best Action/Horror Feature award at the Highway 61 Film Festival.

Christopher R. Mihm has been featured in many publications, both online and off, including SCI-FI Magazine, Screem, Famous Monsters of Filmland and Scary Monsters Magazine. Mr. Mihm was the recipient of the first-ever Roger & Julie Corman Intrepid Filmmaker award at the ninth annual Fargo Fantastic Film Festival, won the Best Director award from mailorderzombie.com and received the key to the city of Forest Lake, MN, where July 30th was officially declared "Christopher R. Mihm Day."

On Saturday August 12, there will be marathon of Mihmiverse films shown at Infinicon hosted by Mr. Mihm. Souvenir access badges and copies of each film will be available in between films or at Mr. Mihm's booth where he will be meeting fans and signing DVDs.







ERICA MUSE
COSPLAY GUEST

Erica Muse was 8 years old when she fell in love with costuming. Her dad enjoyed creating his own character costumes for Halloween. Halloween was Erica's favorite holiday and an important one for her family. Her parent's anniversary was on that day. Her brother's birthday was just 4 days before.

She has been making her own costumes since 2006 after she joined an anime club and took a High School sewing class. Erica can be found at nearly all of the 'nerdy awesome conventions' in DFW and works with Charisma+2 among other agencies and booths.

As a happy owner of over 200 costumes, Erica continues to expand her growing arsenal-of-incredible. More than 40 are established, specific characters. Followers of Erica Muse are familiar with her added talents: singing, dancing, and acting with the hope that some day she may be able to focus exclusively on the things that inspire.

Erica's personal goal is to encourage everyone she meets with her genuine outgoing personality and greet all costumers and fans personally at her convention appearances. Everything else will come naturally.