PLEASE NOTE:1. All announced guests have been officially invited and appear, subject to their work commitments and good health. Their presence at Space City Con can, sadly enough, be cancelled at any moment. We of course try to avoid this at all costs, but sometimes that may happen. Should this occur, we will immediately announce this on the site, via email lists and social media, and try to find a suitable replacement.
2. For actors : charges will be asked for their autograph at the guests’ discretion. We always ask for the charges to be as low as possible, but the guests or their agents ultimately decide what they charge.
For artists : every artist decides how sketches are handled. There should be no discussion about this since we do not make revenue on their commissions.
4. Most guests have no objections to get their picture taken, but, please, always be so polite to ask them before taking the picture. If the guest charges for that, please respect their preference.
3. Photographs/prints of the actors will be available. You can also bring your own items to get signed, but a charge will be asked. See point 2. There is a separate charge for a professional photo opportunity sitting with the actor, which usually does not include an autograph. A pro photo + autograph is two separate charges, except for some VIP packages.
5. There are no refunds on Memberships based on guest cancellations, except for specific VIP badges or events related to that guest. Raffle tickets for Backstage will be transferred over to another one of our many guests.
Jewel Staite most recently starred as ‘Raquel’ in the CW series “The L.A. Complex”, which premiered in the Spring of 2012. Prior to that, she was seen starring in the Hallmark Channel telefilm “Call Me Mrs. Miracle” opposite Doris Roberts. This premiere was the highest rated Hallmark Channel telecast of the year. Prior to that, Jewel was seen as ‘Dr. Keller’ in the SyFy Channel hit series “Stargate:Atlantis”. Her stellar work has earned her rave reviews, as well as recognition from The Gemini Awards (Canada’s prestigious equivalent of our Emmy) with a nomination for ‘Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role’ in 2008. This was followed up with a nomination from the Leo Awards in 2009 for ‘Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series’.
At the age of six, Jewel began studying at the Vancouver Youth Theatre where she trained several days a week for several years. This hard work paid off when she booked the lead role in the Disney Channel series “Flash Forward” with Ben Foster. Her performance earned her a nomination from The Gemini Awards for ‘Best Performance in a Children’s or Youth Program or Series’, as well as a nomination for the Canadian Television Film and Showcase Award.
Jewel made her 2005 feature film debut in Universal Pictures “Serenity”, Joss Whedon’s adaptation of the FOX science fiction television series “Firefly,”of which Jewel was a series regular. Jewel played the ship’s mechanic ‘Kaylee’, a sweet, happy and sensual farm girl who loves life and is a genius at fixing anything.
Additionally, Jewel has several TV series under her belt including Fox Family’s “Higher Ground” with Hayden Christensen, a recurring role on the highly praised FOX series “Wonderfalls,” NBC’s “Just Deal” and Nickelodeon’s “Space Cases.” Her MOW credits are just as impressive, with starring roles opposite James Brolin and Natasha Henstridge in Lifetime’s “Widow on the Hill”, Showtime’s “Damaged Care” opposite Laura Dern, as well as SyFy’s “Mothman” and “Doomsday Prophecy.” Some guest appearances include the CW’s “Supernatural”, her memorable role in the Showtime pilot “Huff “ with Hank Azaria and Oliver Platt, Syfy’s “Warehouse 13”, as well as Showtime’s “Dead Like Me” opposite Ellen Muth and Rebecca Gayheart, and FOX’s “The X-Files” opposite David Duchovny.
Timothy Darrell Russ was born on June 22, 1956, in Washington, D.C., to Air Force officer Walt and his wife Josephine. He and his younger siblings Michael and Angela grew up on several military bases, including Niagara Falls, Elmendorf (Alaska) AFB, Omaha, Taiwan, Philippines and Turkey. During these moves around the world, he graduated from Izmir High School in Turkey, and received his diploma from Rome Free Academy in Rome, New York. Afterwards he attended Saint Edwards University and earned a B.S. in Theater Arts but continued his studies with a full scholarship to continue theater studies at Illinois State University.
His first professional job came while he was at St. Edward's University in Austin, when he appeared in a PBS Masterpiece Theater production, but he started to pursue acting full time in 1985.
During that time he's been on many TV shows and movies including:
- "The Twilight Zone"(1985)
- "Amazing Stories" (1985)
- "thirtysomething" (1987)
- "Jake and the Fatman" (1987)
- "21 Jump Street" (1987)
- "Beauty and the Beast" (1987)
- "The People Next Door" (1989)
- "Mancuso, FBI" (1989)
- "Family Matters" (1989)
- "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" (1990)
- "Tequila and Bonetti" (1992)
Along with his television experience he has also played in a variety of films, including Crossroads (1986), Fire with Fire (1986), Timestalkers (1987) (TV), Spaceballs (1987), Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987), Pulse (1988), Bird (1988), Roots: The Gift (1988) (TV), Eve of Destruction (1991),Dead Silence (1997) (TV), Night Eyes II (1992), Mr. Saturday Night (1992), Star Trek: Generations (1994), Dead Connection (1994), East of Hope Street (1998).
During his comprehensive acting career he appeared in numerous theatrical productions including "Romeo & Juliet", "Barrabas", "Dream Girls", "As You Like It", "Twelfth Night", "Cave Dwellers" among others. When not acting, Russ finds time for music and film producing. Songs sung by Tim Russ are available on the CDs "Only a Dream in Rio", "Tim Russ", "Kushangaza" and "Brave New World". He lives in the area of Los Angeles where his whole family resides.
Tried out for the role of Geordi LaForge on "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987).
Attended Illinois State University, and is now in its hall of fame.
Children: Madison Camille (born March 9th 1999).
Siblings: Angela, Michael
Along with Marc Alaimo, Rosalind Chao, Jeffrey Combs, John de Lancie and Jonathan Frakes, he is one of only six actors to appear in ten different seasons of "Star Trek": "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987) Season Six, "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993) Seasons Two and Three and "Star Trek: Voyager" (1995) Seasons One through Seven.
Along with Armin Shimerman and Ethan Phillips, he is one of only three "Star Trek" regulars to appear in three different "Star Trek" series ("Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987), "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993) and "Star Trek: Voyager" (1995)).
He is the only actor who has appeared in "Star Trek" to share scenes with seven captains: William Shatner and Alan Ruck in Star Trek: Generations(1994), Patrick Stewart in the "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987) episode "Starship Mine", Avery Brooks in the "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine"(1993) episodes "Invasive Procedures" and "Through the Looking Glass" , Kate Mulgrew in every episode of "Star Trek: Voyager" (1995) and 'George Takei' in "Star Trek: Voyager (1996) episode "Flashback". Next, at four captains, is Jonathan Frakes, who did not appear with Alan Ruck ("Captain John Harriman"). "Star Trek: Voyager" (1995) episode "Flashback" George Takei was "Captain Sulu" of the Excelsior.
Appeared at the Gala opening of "Star Trek The Tour" on January 17, 2008 in Long Beach, California.
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Robert Picardo (“Bob”) graduated from the William Penn Charter School. He entered Yale University as a pre-med student, not knowing that he would someday portray doctors in three separate productions: first as Dr. Dick Richard on the ABC series “China Beach, “then as Dr. McCaskill in the theater production “In The Waiting Room” at the Mark Taper Forum, and now as The Doctor on “Star Trek: Voyager.”
While at Yale, Bob landed a role in Leonard Bernstein’s “Mass,” a musical theater piece originally commissioned for the 1972 opening of the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. In 1974, armed with a B.A. in Drama from Yale, he enrolled at the Circle in the Square Professional Theater Workshop (fellow alumni include Kevin Bacon and Ken Olin). He waited tables for a couple of years, and then his theatrical work prospered (in 1976) when he appeared in the David Mamet play “Sexual Perversity in Chicago,” and with Diane Keaton in “The Primary English Class.”
In 1977, Bob made his Broadway debut in the leading role in the comedy hit “Gemini” with Danny Aiello (picture from “Gemini”). He went on to co-star with Jack Lemmon (picture of Bob and Jack Lemmon) in Bernard Slade’s”Tribute” in 1978 on Broadway (picture of Bob and Catherine Hicks in “Tribute”) and in a west coast run which brought him to Los Angeles, where he decided to try out film and TV. Dr. Dick RichardHis work in theater also includes “Beyond Therapy” and “Geniuses” at the Los Angeles Public Theater, “The Normal Heart” at the Berkeley Repertory Theater, for which he won a Drama-Logue Award (picture of Bob and James Carpenter), “A Class Act” at the Pasadena Playhouse (picture of Bob and director Lonny Price), and “On the Twentieth Century,” for which Bob was nominated for an Ovation Award (picture of Bob and co-star Dan Butler).
The awards and recognition continued as Bob became involved in television. He was nominated for an Emmy Award for his role as Mr. Cutlip on the ABC series “The Wonder Years.” Furthermore, Bob was awarded the Viewers For Quality Television Founder’s Award for his outstanding performances in “The Wonder Years” and as military surgeon Dr. Dick Richard on “China Beach.”
Bob’s extensive television work has included a starring role opposite Helena Bonham-Carter in NBC’s movie-of-the-week “Fatal Deception: Mrs. Lee Harvey Oswald,” the HBO movie “White Mile,” and the NBC mini-series “Deadly Matrimony.”Mr. Ed CutlipHe has had recurring roles on “Stargate SG-1,” “The Lyon’s Den,” “Home Improvement,” “L.A. Law,” and “Alice,” and he has guest-starred in such series as “The Dead Zone,” “The Practice,” “Frasier,” “Crossing Jordan,” “Seven Days,” “Ally McBeal,” “Outer Limits,” “Early Edition,” “ER,” “Tales From The Crypt,” “Amazing Stories,” “Benson,” and “Taxi.” Bob recently appeared in the feature films “Looney Tunes: Back in Action” and “Small Soldiers,” and he starred in the feature film “Wagons East.” For a listing of his many other film and television appearances, go to his filmography.
Bob resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Linda, and two daughters.
John de Lancie
Adrienne Wilkinson may be best known for her role as Xena’s daughter Livia/Eve from the hit series “Xena: Warrior Princess,” but she has also made many notable television appearances including popular guest appearances on “Charmed,” “Days of Our Lives,” “ER,” and “Angel,” as well as series regular roles on “Venice”, “Goodnight Burbank”, and “As If”. She has made appearances in fan favorite films including “Raze”, “Alpha Force”, “The American Failure” and “Reflections,” for which she won several awards. She has produced several independent films and has voiced more than 50 lead characters in top animation projects and high profile video games including Daughter, the personification of the Light side of the Force in “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” and as the voice, and physical model, for Maris Brood, the female Jedi in the “Star Wars: The Force Unleashed” franchise. She has also produced several independent films. Her diverse career has spanned multiple genre’s in projects that range from mainstream to cult classics and created loyal fans in nearly every age group. Adrienne is also known for her charity work, which includes a focus on literacy programs, animal welfare and children.
Manu Intiraymi's interesting name comes from a Hawaiian first name and an Incan surname. He spent most of his childhood traveling around the United States and the world with his parents. At four years old, Manu Intiraymi saw a production of "Peter Pan" at the local community theater and immediately wanted to become an actor. After several acting classes, he attended P.C.P.A California Conservatory, before moving to Hollywood. Manu began training at the Howard Fine Studio and Playhouse West and worked in television, film and theater. Manu's theater work includes lead roles in "Waiting for Godot", "Marvin's Room", and "The Wizard of Oz". He made his debut in the movies in the film "Senseless", which starred David Spade and Marlon Wayans. Other film work includes a starring role in "Whatever It Takes" (Phoenix Pictures), as "Dunleavy", plus supporting roles in "Go" (Sony), "Orange County" (Paramount), "Pearl Harbor", and "Eyeball Eddie".
Most recently Manu wrapped lead roles in two features including "Charlie" in "Fortress" (A WW2 epic from Bayou Pictures and Radical 3D) and "Benjamin Ramsey" in "Benjamin Troubles" (A Dark Comedy from the writer of Downloading Nancy). Both films are due to be released soon. In (2012) Manu is also recurring as "Billy" in season nine of the CW's "One Tree Hill." He has also appeared on well-known television series, like "Las Vegas", "24", "King of Queens", "Jag", "Sabrina the Teenage Witch", "Unhappily Ever After", "Smart Guy", and "Pacific Blue". His recurring role as Icheb, on the hit sci-fi show, "Star Trek: Voyager" lead to a worldwide fan base. Manu's work as Icheb began in early 2000 as an episode arc, and soon transformed into a large recurring role that placed him on the show, season six through the final episode of season seven. As well as acting Manu has recently ventured into writing and producing.
John Garman Hertzler is best-known for playing Chancellor Martok on Deep Space Nine. However, his “Star Trek” links go back to 1990, when he appeared in an episode of Quantum Leap opposite Scott Bakula, the man who became Jonathan Archer.
When auditioning for the role of Martok for Deep Space Nine, the casting director told him to show more anger so he threw a chair at a wall. The display cost him a thumbnail, but won him the role.
Good-natured, yet violent outbursts against furniture seem to be a specialty of his. During an interview for a German public access channel he demonstrated what an outside linebacker (his position in college football) is, by suddenly throwing a table over.
He is one of only four actors to play seven different characters on Star Trek. He played the Vulcan captain of the U.S.S. Saratoga, General/Chancellor Martok, Roy Rittenhouse and Laas on Deep Space Nine, a Hirogen hunter on Voyager, and Kolos and a Klingon captain on Enterprise.
Hertzler has appeared in some TV movies and made guest appearances in TV shows such as Six Feet Under, Roswell, Charmed and Highlander: The Series. He also appeared in the series Zorro (1991–1993) as Alcalde Ignacio De Soto.
JG became an active fighter in finding a cure for sclerodermia (a lethal disease of the skin) after his father died of it. He also contributed voice acting to several Star Trek computer games, including Star Trek Klingon, Star Trek: Armada I and II and Star Trek: Elite Force II.