|Ben Browder - Avery Brooks
Melissa McBride – Seth Gabel – Julie Caitlin Brown
Nicole de Boer - Deep Roy - Cirroc Lofton
|Jeffery Reddick – Mark Steven Grove
Carolyn Collins Petersen
|Timothy Zahn – Christie Golden – Carrie Vaughn
Mike Grell - Kevin Dilmore – Dayton Ward
Mario Acevedo – Mark Everett Stone - David Boop
|Not Literally - Aiden Sinclair - Matthew Gurnsey
Bryan & Baxter - Kevin Atkins
Latest update April 9, 2013
Please note that all guests appear subject to previous commitments.
Actor, Writer and Producer
After a successful college football career, college theatrics and a degree in Psychology at Furman University in South Carolina, Ben moved to London to study classical acting at the Central School of Speech and Drama where he met his wife Francesca Buller. Ben and Francesca have two children.
Ben’s acting career started in Charlotte, North Carolina where he was raised. In the late 60s he made a TV commercial for Jello pudding with actor and comedian Bill Crosby. In the late 70s he appeared in the children’s movie Duncan’s World where he played the character Gates, one of Duncan’s best friends.
He worked as a guest on various TV series, TV pilots and movies before he got his first big TV series role as Sam Brody in Party of Five‘s 3rd season beginning with episode 9, titled Gimme Shelter.
In 1999, Ben got his major break as the star of the science fiction TV series Farscape in which he played astronaut and scientist John Robert Crichton. The series ran for four seasons on what was then known as the SciFi cable channel until 2002 when it was canceled. After finding financing, Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars was created to finish the Farscape series which had ended with a cliffhanger at the end of the 4th season.
Ben also starred as Lt. Colonel Cameron Mitchell in the 9th and 10th seasons of the science fiction TV show Stargate SG-1 after series star and producer Richard Dean Anderson left the show.
Since May 2010, Ben has been involved in a web series project titled Naught for Hire, a noir/detective/sci-fi web series, as the star and executive producer. Naught is currently in development and is produced by Jeffrey Berman, RDRR Productions, and co-written with science-fiction writer and Nick Naught creator John E. Stith. A comic book prequel co-written by Jeffrey Berman and Ben is expected to be released before the web series.
In 2011, Ben was cast as a pivotal character, Max Rainwater, in the horror-comedy movie Bad Kids Go to Hell. The movie premiered privately March 1, 2012.
Fall 2012 saw Ben on the very popular BBC series Doctor Who. Season (Series) 7, Epsiode 3 is entitled The Gunslinger. In January 2013, Ben will made a guest appearance on the CW TV series Arrow.
Ben has been nominated for the genre industry’s Saturn award five times. He took home the award in 2002 for Best Actor in a Television Series (Farscape) and again in 2005 for Best Actor on Television (Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars).
Bio courtesy of benbrowder.info
Actor, Singer and Director
Avery Brooks is best known as Captain Benjamin Sisko on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and as Hawk on Spenser: For Hire and its spinoff A Man Called Hawk. He also played a very memorable role as Dr. Robert Sweeney in the Academy Award-nominated film American History X.
During his seven year tenure with Deep Space Nine from 1993 to 1999, he directed nine episodes. All the while he played a strong and contemplative character who also had the added responsibility of being a single parent.
Since his DS9 work, Brooks has been an Artistic Director for the National Black Arts Festival and worked with the Smithsonian Institution’s program for the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Additionally he has worked extensively in theater in New York, Los Angeles and Washington D.C.
Avery is also an incredible baritone singer preforming on stage with Butch Morris, Lester Bowie and Jon Hendricks. He recorded a Duke Ellington tribute album with James Spaulding and during his Trek run, he sang the Frank Sinatra tune, The Best is Yet to Come.
Mr. Brooks will be attending StarFest April 19-21, 2013. His Q&A will take place on Sunday, April 21st.
Here is a link to perhaps one of his best DS9 performances: http://youtu.be/IPocxGUWMxM
Bio information courtesy Wikipedia
Prior to taking the role of Carol on AMC’s The Walking Dead, Melissa was perhaps best known for her brief, yet compelling performance as ‘Woman With Kids At Home’ in the 2007 feature film The Mist, directed by The Walking Dead series creator Frank Darabont.
Her earlier credits include the festival-award-winning films Lost Crossing, directed by Eric Blue and The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys, directed by Peter Care & produced by Jodie Foster. For television, McBride’s appearances include the series Dawson’s Creek, Walker Texas Ranger, Profiler and American Gothic; the television movies Living Proof and Pirates of Silicon Valley, and numerous television commercials.
In addition to on-camera work, Melissa also enjoys voice acting. She was the voice-double for Anne Bancroft in the 2008 animated feature Delgo. McBride said that mimicking the voice of the great actress, who approved her work, was an honor and by far the most intimidating work she’d ever approached.
Seth Gabel is a versatile actor on the rise for both the small and big screen. On the big screen, Gabel just wrapped production as the lead in Allegiance, playing a lieutenant in the US National Guard, and as the lead in Forever, written by Tatia Pilieva and Gill Dennis, writer of Walk the Line. He was most recently seen in the Universal Pictures coming-of-age drama Take Me Home Tonight, starring Topher Grace. Gabel also appeared in the film version of Dan Brown’s successful novel, The Da Vinci Code, directed by Ron Howard.
On the small screen, Seth has gained praise starring as Fringe regular, Lincoln Lee. He recently wrapped a guest role on CW’s Arrow, playing the super-villain Vertigo. Previously, Gabel co-starred with Peter Krause and Donald Sutherland in the critically praised ABC series Dirty, Sexy, Money playing the role of Jeremy Darling, the charming, rebellious, and exceedingly idiosyncratic son of the privileged and powerful Darling family. Gabel also drew attention for his portrayal of Adrian Moore, the Oedipal, sexually confused son of Famke Janssen on the FX series, Nip/Tuck. The story-arc garnered much attention for their incestuous and emotionally abusive relationship.
Additional television credits include guest starring roles on United States of Tara, The Closer, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Sex and the City, and 100 Centre Street, directed by Sidney Lumet.
Seth graduated from New York University’s prestigious Tisch School of the Arts. He is a Hollywood, Florida, native and currently resides in Los Angeles.
Nicole de Boer
This is Nicole deBoer’s first visit to StarFest. She is well known to sci-fi fans for her roles as Ezri Dax on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1998–1999) and Sarah Bannerman on The Dead Zone. Nicole’s recent work has been on featured on the series Perception and the TV movies My Mother’s Secret, Secrets from Her Past, Metal Tornado and Iron Invader. She also made an appearance in the premiere of the Haven TV series as Marion Caldwell.
Nicole started acting at a young age landing the lead in a school production of The Wizard of Oz. Her television debut was an uncredited role in Freddy the Freeloader’s Christmas Dinner, which starred Red Skelton and Vincent Price. De Boer’s first major television work was as a regular in the CBC series 9B followed by a recurring role on the Canadian sketch comedy show The Kids in the Hall as Laura, girlfriend of Bobby Terrance (Bruce McCulloch). She subsequently appeared (as a different character) in their 1996 film Brain Candy.
Her first major TV role came in 1997, in the short-lived Sci-Fi Channel series Deepwater Black (also known as Mission Genesis) as Yuna. She followed that up with a role in the cult favorite science fiction film, Cube (1997). She was featured in episodes of the Canadian produced SF series The Outer Limits alongside Robert Patrick (The Quality of Mercy) and Harry Hamlin (Monster).
She was also cast as Dr. Alison Porter in the SciFi channel series Stargate Atlantis, appearing in the fifth season episode titled Whispers.
Ms. de Boer will be attending all three days of StarFest. Her Q&A session is scheduled for Sunday as part of our 20th Anniversary Celebration of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
Julie Caitlin Brown
Ms. Brown has enjoyed a 30 year career as an Artist, which has included work for Stage, Television and Film. Fans know her from her work on Star Trek, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine and Sliders, but she is most recognized for her role as "Na’Toth" on Bablyon 5. Beginning her career as a singer, Brown starred in several musical theatre productions before landing the lead role of "Raffaela Ottanio" in the Tony Award Winning Tommy Tune Musical, Grand Hotel. After 18 months on Broadway, Brown moved back to California and worked steadily for the next 10 years with numerous guest star roles on Television. During that time she also wrote and produced two original music CDs, Sheddin’ My Skin and Struck By Lightning.
As a Writer/Producer she has also produced, Silent Hearts (which aired on Lifetime), the Award winning short Passing Darkness, and her own short film, Thoughts of Suicide on an Otherwise Lovely Day, which was nominated for Best Short film on the festival circuit.
Brown is also the author of three books, Love First, the Beginning, Love First and the Artist, and Love First and Business, Julie has lectured on 3 continents to thousands.
Julie Caitlin Brown will be attending all three days of StarFest and will be attending the Friday Night Meet & Greet.
Because of his short stature, Deep Roy has played a variety of unusual characters in his acting career. Roy made his professional screen acting debut in a 1976 episode of
He has played apes in two movies: Greystoke – The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes and again in the 2001 remake of Planet of the Apes (two roles: one as a young gorilla boy and as Thade’s niece). His most notable role is playing all the Oompa-Loompas (165 of them) in Tim Burton’s 2005 adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Deep had extensive training for the role in dance, yoga, and even some minor instrument playing. He is noted for his frequent collaborations with Tim Burton, appearing in Planet of the Apes, Big Fish, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Corpse Bride where he supplied General Bonesapart’s voice.
He has done many other roles in movies and on television, including The X-Files, Flash Gordon, Return to Oz (as the Tin Woodsman), Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal as a puppeteer extra, The NeverEnding Story as Teeny Weeny, the rider of the “racing snail”, Alien from L.A., Howling VI: The Freaks as Mr Toones and Return of the Jedi as Droopy McCool and in The Haunted Mansion.
More recently, he appeared in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen as an Egyptian guard and in the 2009 film Star Trek as “Keenser”, Montgomery Scott’s assistant on the ice planet Delta Vega. Deep played a green man while doing a commercial shoot for Ozocleanse. In one of his more prominent speaking roles, Roy played Aaron, a violent Mexican criminal, in second season of the HBO comedy Eastbound & Down. Most recently Deep starred as Sandeep Majumdar in the 2012 award winning short film The Ballad of Sandeep.
Cirroc Lofton grew up before the eyes of Star Trek fans. He was just 14 years old when he first played Jake Sisko, the son of Commander Benjamin Sisko (Avery Brooks), on Deep Space Nine. By the time show ended in 1999, Lofton was nearly 21 years old and stood 6’3” tall.
Lofton has continued to act occasionally after DS9, appearing on the shows like Ball Don’t Lie, Star Trek: Of Gods and Men, I’m Through with White Girls, Invasion, Fronterz, 7th Heaven, The Hoop Life, Soul Food, and CSI: Miami – to name a few.
These days Lofton runs a restaurant in Culver City, California, called Café Cirroc and a few other business ventures. Occasionally he attends conventions like StarFest.
Lofton considers his DS9 days an amazing experience. He has maintained a strong connection to Avery Brooks since the show ended and considers himself lucky to have been surrounded at such a young age by talented people who were the best at what they do. He is proud of the work he did on DS9 and his contribution to a TV series that is still loved by fans twenty years later!
–info substantially from Startrek.com
Producers & Directors
Jeffrey Reddick got his start in the film industry by interning at New Line Cinema when he was 19. He worked at the studio for over 11 years. But Reddick shot to horror film fame with the creation of Final Destination. New Line Cinema released the original Final Destination in 2000, and the movie earned over $100 Million at the worldwide box office. Final Destination 2 was released in 2003. Jeffrey co-wrote the story and served as an Executive Producer on the sequel, which also crossed the $100 million mark worldwide. With the fifth Final Destination released in August of 2011, Reddick cemented his status as one of the few screenwriters to create an enduring horror franchise.
Reddick has sold, or optioned, over 15 projects for film and television. Other credits include Lions Gate Entertainment’s teen thriller Tamara, the remake of the George Romero classic Day of the Dead and USA Networks’ Return to Cabin by the Lake. Reddick also adapted the novel Nine for Constantin Film and served as a supervising producer on Dante’s Cove.
Mark Steven Grove
Writer, Director, Man of Action
With an extensive background in martial arts, Mark Grove began his career in the 80s as an actor and action performer. But his creative energy could not be contained and he began studying all aspects of special effects, becoming well-versed in pyrotechnics, prosthetics, firearms and mold-making. In time, all of this combined knowledge propelled him into a variety of positions, including stuntman, firearms handler, fight arranger, prosthetic make up artist, stunt coordinator, pyrotechnician, special effects supervisor and second unit director.
His creativity continued to blossom, and in 1994 he wrote and optioned his first screenplay, Shadows: The Path of Deception. This proved to be a huge turning point in his career and he came to the realization that he needed to explore the seemingly endless ideas and stories that were swirling around in his mind.
This inevitably led him into the Director’s chair in 1999 to shoot the martial arts / action film Dragon and the Hawk. That same year he co-founded Asgard Entertainment (www.asgardentertainment.com) with partner Trygve Lode, a Colorado-based company focused on providing film productions with Stunt and Special Effects services as well as developing and creating original films that fall within the Martial Arts, Western, Horror, Science Fiction, and Fantasy genres.
Since that time, Mark has written and/or directed many feature films, including the Lionsgate release of The Shadow Walkers, the fantasy adventure Gathering of Heroes: Legend of the Seven Swords, the sci-fi action film Legacy of the Tengu, and the psychological thriller Mind’s Eye starring Malcolm Mcdowell (Star Trek: Generations) and Dean Cain (Lois and Clark).
His latest scripts include the retro sci-fi adventure Rogue Space: The Adventures of Saber Raine and BladeSlinger, a western / martial arts story about a Samurai in the Old West.
He is currently in development on the film Dragon Star, with friend and partner Mike Grell, the famed writer and artist on such comic books as Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Warlord, Jon Sable, Iron Man, and many other titles. This will be the first film in a slate of films by this collaborative team.
Mark resides in Lakewood, Colorado, where he teaches the classical art of Ninjutsu (ninja training) and Kenjutsu (swordsmanship) at Warrior Quest International (www.warriorquest.com). Beyond traditional martial arts, he also trains and manages a team of highly skilled action performers that practice modern stunt skills such as high falls, wire work, firearms and acrobatics in conjunction with the Japanese art of Chambara (theatrical combat) which focuses on capturing the essence of the Samurai and Ninja through the application of complex fight choreography (www.chambara.com).
Carolyn Collins Petersen
Writer – Producer
Ms. Collins Petersen is CEO of Loch Ness Productions, a unique multimedia production company, specializing in cosmically creative content about astronomy and space science for domed theaters, science centers and Web sites.
She has written and produced more than four dozen science documentaries, authored and edited several astronomy books, and written two major science exhibitions. Carolyn regularly gives public talks about astronomy and space science, and and is an astronomy enrichment speaker for the Smithsonian Institution’s Journeys program aboard selected cruise ships.
In graduate school, Carolyn worked on a Hubble Space Telescope instrument team, and fondly remembers her first-ever StarFest convention talk in the early 1990s, when a dozen battle-dressed Klingons led the charge into the auditorium to hear about the latest Hubble discoveries.
Writers & Illustrators
Timothy Zahn has been writing science fiction for over thirty years. In that time he has published 44 novels, over 90 short stories and novelettes, and four collections of short fiction. Best known for his ten Star Wars novels, he is also the author of the Quadrail series, the Cobra series, the Conquerors Trilogy, and the young-adult Dragonback series. Recent books include Cobra Gamble, the final book of the Cobra War Trilogy, and Star Wars: Scoundrels.
Upcoming books include Cobra Slave, the first of the Cobra Rebellion trilogy; Pawn, the first of the Sibyl’s War series; and a three-book collaboration with David Weber set in the Honor Harrington universe. You can contact him at facebook.com/TimothyZahn.
Mike Grell is a storyteller. Since his comics debut in 1973, he’s brought his own creations and their worlds to life with a cinematic style of visual storytelling. Some of his more famed works include 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.
These, along with successful runs on such features as Batman, Iron Man, Green Arrow, James Bond: Permission To Die, the Tarzan Sunday comic strip and the internationally acclaimed Longbow Hunters, have won him the comic industry’s coveted Inkpot Award For Outstanding Achievement in Comic Art. His own Shaman’s Tears has garnered widespread acclaim in the Native American community as a celebration of Indian traditions and lore. He’s been voted to Wizard Magazine’s Top Ten List of Comics Writers. In 1999, he published his first novel, Sable.
Current projects include The Warlord, a return to his first comic creation, writing and painting covers for a new series celebrating the 35th anniversary of DC Comics #1 fantasy adventure; and The Pilgrim, currently being published by IDW, a collaboration with his good friend Mark Ryan, the noted British stage and television actor who currently provides the voice for Bumblee and Jetfire in the Transformers movies and video games.
In addition, he’s done design and illustration work for Lucasfilm, Lightstorm Entertainment, Fireworks Entertainment, Hallmark Entertainment, Disney, Coca Cola, Pepsi Cola and Tor Books. Born in the Midwest in 1947 he grew up in Florence, WI. He was an illustrator in the U.S. Air Force, where he was re-introduced to comics by a fellow illustrator who came to Saigon with a stack of his prized comics. That’s what started him on his career path. He took the Famous Artists Schools correspondence course in cartooning and later attended the Chicago Academy of Fine Art, while working as an advertising illustrator and assisting Dale Messick on her comic strip Brenda Starr.
In 1973, inspired by a meeting with Allen Asherman and Irv Novick, he showed his portfolio to DC editor Julie Schwartz and Joe Orlando, who gave him his first break in comics. His first regular assignment was Superboy and the Legion of Superheroes.
Author, Nice Guy and Friend
Kevin Dilmore has managed to make a living from his geek side for quite a while now.
It all started in 1998 with his eight-year run as a contributing writer to Star Trek Communicator, for which he wrote news stories and personality profiles for the bimonthly publication of the Official Star Trek Fan Club. Since that time, he also has contributed to publications including Amazing Stories, Hallmark and Star Trek magazines.
Then he teamed with writing partner Dayton Ward on Interphase, their first installment of the Star Trek: S.C.E. series in 2001. Since then, the pair has put more than 1 million words into print together. Their most recent shared publication is the Star Trek: Vanguard novel What Judgments Come (September 2011) for Pocket Books. His most recent solo fiction is the novella Hard News in the Star Trek: Vanguard anthology Declassified (June 2011), also for Pocket Books. His publications scheduled later this year include a solo short story, an anthology introduction and an essay about the creative inspiration of comic books.
By day, Kevin is a Senior Writer II for Hallmark Cards in Kansas City, Mo., working on about everything including greeting cards, screenplays and helping to design Star Trek-themed Keepsake Ornaments. For several years, Kevin has represented Hallmark at annual pop-culture events including Comic-Con International in San Diego, Calif., and New York Comic Con in New York City. Look for his children’s books Cosmic Ray and the Mystery from Space and Cosmic Ray and the Mechanical Menace, each with illustrations by Ralph Cosentino, to be published by Hallmark Gift Books in November.
A resident of Overland Park, Kan., Kevin is a graduate of the University of Kansas. Keeping up with his shameful behavior and latest projects on Facebook is optional but not recommended for the easily offended.
Kevin will be attending StarFest throughout the weekend and you’ll get to see him at the Meet & Greet on Friday.
Award-winning and seven-time New York Times bestselling author Christie Golden has written over forty novels and several short stories in the fields of science fiction, fantasy and horror. Among her many projects are over a dozen Star Trek novels, nearly a dozen for gaming giant Blizzard’s World of Warcraft and StarCraft novels, and three books in the nine-books Star Wars series, Fate of the Jedi, which she co-wrote with authors Aaron Allston and Troy Denning.
Golden launched the TSR Ravenloft line in 1991 with her first novel, the highly successful Vampire of the Mists, which introduced elven vampire Jander Sunstar. To the best of her knowledge, she is the creator of the elven vampire archetype in fantasy fiction. Several original fantasy novels include On Fire’s Wings, In Stone’s Clasp and Under Sea’s Shadow, the first three in her multi-book fantasy series The Final Dance. She is delighted to see her first original novels, Instrument of Fate and In Stone’s Clasp, available in an entirely new format as online books nearly fifteen years after their original publication.
Born in Georgia with stints in Michigan, Virginia and Colorado, Golden has returned south for a spell and currently resides in Tennessee.
Christie Golden will have many of the books listed here, some of which are now out of print, at her table in the Author’s Alley.
Dayton joins his friend and writing partner, Kevin Dilmore, for his eleventh consecutive StarFest convention! Please don’t tell anyone on the con committee that he’s still finding ways to sneak into the hotel.
Dayton has been writing professionally since 1998, and since that time he has written numerous novels, novellas and short stories, many of them in collaboration with the aforementioned Kevin. You’ll also find his writing on such websites as StarTrek.com, Tor.com and Syfy.com, and he’s a regular contributor to the writing advice blog Novel Spaces (http://novelspaces.blogspot.com).
For StarFest 2013, you’ll be able to find Dayton at his and Kevin’s tables in Author’s Alley throughout the weekend. He’ll also be at Friday night’s “Meet and Greet”. Once again, he’ll also be helping to judge the Saturday night costume contest as well as the Sunday morning talent show. Rumor has it he’ll even be in a panel room or two.
For those wondering? Yes, Dayton does his own stunts. Visit him on the web at www.daytonward.com.
David Boop is a Denver-based single father, returning college student and author. He has one novel, She Murdered Me with Science, and over twenty short stories to his credit. His specialties include pulp, noir and weird westerns. His first media-tie was released in 2011’s The Green Hornet Casefiles. His personal interests include film, anime, the Blues and Mayan history. You can find out more about David at davidboop.com.
David will be participating on writing panels at StarFest this year, marking his sixth year doing so.
Ginny DiGuiseppi and Dana Ritterbusch
Not Literally Productions was founded when Ginny DiGuiseppi and Dana Ritterbusch, already friends, met video producer and special effects artist Erik Tande. The three teamed up in 2011 to produce their first Harry Potter parody music video, “We R Slytherins.” It was so well-received that they decided to produce parody music videos for all four Hogwarts houses. They quickly expanded their production to include a vlog-style comedy advice series called “Ask Hogwarts,” as well as a handful of smaller-scale music video productions and various comedy shorts.
Following the release of their Hufflepuff music video, “Sorted This Way,” Not Literally was invited to LeakyCon in Chicago to close their opening ceremonies with a surprise live performance. This was not only the group’s first appearance as guests at a convention, but also their first live performance.
In late 2012, Not Literally branched out from the Harry Potter fandom and started to create works related to The Hunger Games, Doctor Who, and other fandoms. They have plans to create videos for Game of Thrones, Disney, The Avengers, and more. You can check out their website at www.not-literally.com.
“The Kilted Man”
Veteran performer Matthew Gurnsey delights audiences with his rousing performances of traditional Irish and Scottish music. Through the marriage of wit and finesse, Gurnsey charms his audiences, sweeping them into tales of wayward voyages, unrequited love and the vibrantly colorful lives of the every-man beloved of many Irish tales. His unique talents with traditional Celtic instruments such as the concertina, bodhran, bones and mandolin, add an air of authenticity to each piece and his stirringly rich bass voice provides the foundation for the hauntingly beautiful melodies.
No stranger to live performance, Matthew began performing at a very young age and has appeared on hundreds of stages nationally and internationally, delighting thousands with his Scottish swagger and homespun charm. Matt especially honed his Celtic skills while living in Scotland among the people and culture that are his heritage and the inspiration for his music.
Mr. Sinclair will be bringing his amazing show “Illusions of the Passed, an Evening of Haunts and History” to HorrorFest this year.
What lies beyond the veil? Do spirits linger among us? Do the dead return? Welcome to the world of the Paranormal Illusionist…
There are those who hunt for ghosts, Aiden Sinclair brings them to life!What if you could speak to the departed? What if you could go back in time and relive the past?
Aiden Sinclair is a Master Magician who takes his audience on a journey through history. Tales of terror, tragedy and triumph are brought to life through the art of illusion. His presentations will take you beyond the limits of imagination and grant you a personal experience with the unknown.
Survive an encounter with Jack the Ripper… Witness the last voyage of the Titanic… Journey into the dark depths of a Victorian asylum… Join this Master Magician for an evening of unforgettable entertainment!
Bryan & Baxter Paranormal Experts
Stars of Warning Radio’s Paranormal Show
Bryan and Baxter host a weekly paranormal internet radio show broadcast from Warningradio.info. Together, they use solid scientific methods to investigate paranormal locations and reports in an effort to quantify claims and de-bunk the side-show promoters in the field that give credible investigators a bad name.
They are coming to HorrorFest for various paranormal panels and probably to get in some sort of nefarious trouble. They actually will be hosting the very-first activity at StarFest with their Haunted Denver Bus Tour on Thursday, April 18th at 7:00pm. What better to kick-off our event than a visit to the places rumored to host the undead in Denver?
The HorrorFest Haunted Denver Bus Tour
Presented by the Rocky Mountain Paranormal Research Society and Warning Radio’s Bryan & Baxter
Thursday, April 18, 2013 – Starting from the Marriott DTC
Join a very special three-hour tour of the most haunted hotspots in Denver. Filled with history, ghost stories, and humor, it is a rare opportunity you won’t want to miss. Tour tickets are $40 per person and must be purchased in advance. Space is very limited so get your tickets early. The tour will leave the Marriott Denver Tech Center at 7:00pm promptly. You should plan to be there 15 minutes in advance. Unfortunately the bus is not handicapped accessible and you will need to be able to get on and off at several stops and walk short distances.
Funny and engaging, Bryan and Baxter know where all the ghosts are buried in Denver. Together, they present an informative and insightful tour filled with historical information and hands-on “this is where it was” accounts. Uniquely intriguing, their collection of artifacts, anecdotes, and wisdom make this a one-of-a-kind ghost experience.
Master of Ceremonies
Our beloved Master of Ceremonies, Kevin, has been with the convention for over 30 years, but he amazingly shows very little wear and tear. Kevin is famous for his corny internet jokes which he unleashes whenever there is a pause in the action onstage. Because we have bugged him so much about it, Kevin’s stand-up talents have really improved over the years.
Kevin has been working on the “technical” side of space science his whole life, building models for NASA, developing planetarium shows, and animation. He’s currently working with a national photography company, handling their computer installation issues.
In addition to his MoC duties, Kevin helps Phil Watson with the Trailer Park show.