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The Tulare Sci-Fi Con is seeking Special guest appearances by personalities that are a part of past and present pop-culture, sci-fi, horror, anime and fantasy genre as well as music/television/motion picture industry professionals who wish to exhibit and/or share their knowledge of their craft. Special Guests are a valuable part of any convention and we need YOU!! If your interested in a table, please complete the program/guest request form,  badge request, and BOE410D (if sales). Download the Guest appearance Kit. Return all completed forms by February 15, 2017. Special guests receive a FREE table w/2 chairs (if selling) and 2 Badges (see Exhibitor's Guide for additional information on badges).  Incomplete applications will not be processed.
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The Tulare Sci-Fi Con is excited to announce the following Special Guests will be appearing at the Tulare Sci-Fi Con.  Come out and say hello, get autographs and support them....
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Name: Biography:

 Margo Apostolos - Photo
Apostolos, Margo
Margo Apostolos is an actress, known for Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983).

Links: IMDB

 Jeffrey Breslauer - Photo
Breslauer, Jeffrey
Actor, puppeteer, writer and voice-over artist, Jeffrey Breslauer is probably best known for voicing ”The  Joker” at Six Flags Magic Mountain.

Jeffrey was born in the Bronx and raised in Levittown, Long Island. After graduating with a degree in Broadcasting from Hofstra University, Jeff began his performance career in New York in the mid-1970s. His puppeteering work can be seen in "The Muppets Take Manhattan" and "The Muppets at Walt Disney World." At EPCOT, in Walt Disney World, Jeff played "The Dreamfinder," manipulating "Figment," the little dragon star of "Journey into Imagination. He also voiced and manipulated the "Spider" puppet mascot for Scholastic Publishers' video series of "Math Place Programs" for first and second grades.  Jeff's on-screen work includes; "Police Academy V", "Matinee", "Wiseguy", "Superboy", "Swamp Thing", the Showtime movie, "Trade Off", the Mickey Rooney film, "Michael Kael vs. The World News Company", "Doctor Who: A Survivor's Triangle", the HBO film, "Recount" starring Kevin Spacey and Laura Dern, and, recently, playing a Russian bad guy in the pilot episode of the new TV show, "Terminal Kill".


Links: IMDB / Official Website

William Butler - Photo 
Butler, William
William Butler - After getting his start as horror’s boy next door in many genre films including “Friday the 13th VII”, “Leatherface, the Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3” and the remake of George Romero’s classic zombie epic “Night of the Living Dead 1990” Butler continued acting throughout the 80’s and 90’s appearing in many other film and television projects such as “Arena”, “Freddy’s Nightmares” and “Ghoulies 2”.

Since then he has transitioned to a busy writing and directing career where he has written directed and produced for the Walt Disney Company along with hit genre films such as “Madhouse” “Furnace” “Return of the Living Dead 4” “Demonic Toys 2” and created the “Gingerdead Man” franchise which has spawned five sequels, a
successful comic book series and toys.

Links: IMDB

Stephen Costantino - Photo
Costantino, Stephen

SC - Gammorian Guard - Photo
(Gammorian Guard)
Stephen Costantino is an actor and producer, known for Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983), Starlight (1996) and Walking After Midnight (1988).

He is also an accomplished Musian.


Links: IMDB / Official Website

Ethen Dettenmaier - Photo
Dettenmaier, Ethan
Ethan Dettenmaier is host of Combat Radio which is a powder keg of explosive entertainment chaos with high-profile guests from the world of Film, Music and Ultimate Fighting.

After starting out in the mail room at Warner Bros. Studios, he landed a position with Bel-Air Productions and Producer Steven Reuther (Face Off, Pretty Woman) and has since scripted work for Steven Seagal, Dark Horse Comics, the producers of The Blade Franchise and has optioned or sold more than a dozen properties. In 2008 he started Arsenal Productions And Management to replace his Warner Bros. based Snapkick Prod. Inc.

Links: IMDB / Official Website

Deborah Dutch - Photo
Dutch, Deborah
Deborah Dutch is a former actress on Broadway, she has become one of Hollywood’s most popular Scream Queens having starred in Bruce Lee Strikes Back From The Grave, Dinosaur Island, Death Dancers, and has produced and starred in Hollywood Warrioress and Vampiress: Lady of the Night.

Links: IMDB

 Erin Fitzgerald - Photo
Fitzgerald, Erin
SUNDAY ONLY
Erin Fitzgerald is a voice talent in Ed, Edd And Eddy, StoryBots, World of Warcraft: Legion, Monster High and more!

Get to know Erin and her work, check out her conversations with Combat Radio here: http://www.latalkradio.com/Combat.php or here on Brigade-Radio-One http://brigaderadioone.com

Links: IMDB / Offiical Website / Behind the Voice

 Mike Gaglio - Photo
Gaglio, Mike
Don Post & Forry Ackerman replica Set
(Replica Set)
Michael Gaglio is known for his work on The Halfway House (2004),
Titanic II (2010) and American Bandits: Frank and Jesse James (2010).
 
Mike will be bringing a replica of the touring set that Don Post and Forry Ackerman used for demonstartions in the 1960's.

NowCasting Website: IMDB / Now Casting Website

Ghost Watch Paranormal 
Ghost Watch Paranormal
The Ghost Watch Paranormal team has several high-profile paranormal investigations to their credit including a special 'Combat Radio Halloween' investigation/broadcast of the infamous 'Oman House' (built on the site of the Tate/Charles Manson Murders.)

Check them out at their website (listed below) — with Kevin Otte, Johnny Matook, Olivia Pipala and Paul Roberts.

Links: Official Website

Dennis Hayden - Photo 
Hayden, Dennis
Dennis Hayden spent a Christmas battling Bruce Willis in Die Hard (also Action Jackson, Race To Witch Mountain, Wild Bill and Sniper 2).

Get to know Dennis and his work though his conversations with Combat Radio here: http://www.latalkradio.com/Combat.php
 
Links: IMDB / Official Website

 Jimmy Hunt - Photo
Hunt, Jimmy
Jimmy Hunt was born on December 4, 1939 in Los Angeles, California. He was seven years old when he was selected by an
MGM talent scout to play Van Johnson as a child in High Barbaree (1947). From that point onward, the freckle-faced Hunt
remained in great demand as a general-purpose juvenile. He went on to play Evelyn Keyes' foster child (and plot motivator)
in The Mating of Millie (1947), the "mean widdle kid" Junior in Red Skelton's Fuller Brush Man (1948), and Ronald Reagan's
son in Louisa (1950). At 20th Century-Fox, he appeared as William Gilbreth, one of the twelve offspring of efficiency expert
Frank Gilbreth (Clifton Webb) in Cheaper by the Dozen (1950); two years later, he played another member of the Gilberth
clan in the Dozen sequel Belles on the Toes (1952). It wasn't until his 38th film that he played his most famous role as wideeyed
David Maclean in the sci-fi thriller Invaders from Mars (1953). At fourteen, Hunt decided that he didn't want to pursue
an acting career any more. After college, he worked in military intelligence in Germany; more recently, he was an industrial
tool and dye salesman in the San Fernando Valley. At the request of director Tobe Hooper, Jimmy Hunt made one last,
nostalgic fling at acting, playing the role of the police chief in the 1986 remake of Invaders from Mars.

Links: IMDB / Wikipedia

Kenneth Kastler - Photo 
Kastler, Kenneth
Kenneth Kastler aka "DOC PHINEAS" is known on TV as "the Professor" (antiquities expert) on the hit show PAWN STARS on the History Channel.

Links: Facebook

Greg Lightner - Photo 
Lightner, Greg
Greg Lightner was born in Germany as a military brat. He came to the United States at the age of two and has lived in many states, as his father was relocated with the U.S. Air Force. His love of makeup stems
from his early encounters with horror magazines that his stepfather would collect, and the amazement that artist could make someone who was alive and human, into something that looked dead, demonic or
otherworldly. This fascination, along with his tumultuous youth filled with instability and often abuse, caused Greg to create imaginary worlds and creatures, which came into fruition with the help of his
sister’s beauty makeup kit. Greg began his professional makeup career doing theatrical makeup and prosthetics, leading to become the supervisor of the makeup department at a Pennsylvania amusement’s
park’s annual haunted attraction.

He appeared on syfy's FaceOff and has worked on Jug Face (2013), Corpsing (2013) and Hansel & Gretel.
(2013).

Links: IMDB / SyFy's FaceOff

Darrell Mapson - Photo 
Mapson, Darrell
Darrell Mapson's film debut was in More American Grafitti as a draft protestor and has 30 years of acting since as a cop, sheriff, guard, detective, soldier, biker, bouncer, bodyguard, hillbilly, redneck, Elvis Impersonator, etc. He also has a background in stunts and directing stunts. Was Ranger Voss, with Matt McCoy, in "Bigfoot: The Incredible Adventure". Had a fight, as a guard, with Pierce Brosnan in "Lawnmowerman". Got shot at by Arnold in "Terminator". Was a detective, with Cheryl Ladd in "A Mothers Rage". Was the stunt coordinator and biker in the werewolf film "Night Shadow" with Kato Kaelin. Sheriff & Stunt Coordinator for "Warpath". Stunt double for Weird Al in his music video "I Lost On Jeopardy". Played Marv the mechanic in the car racing film, "Finish Line" seen at finishlinemovie.com Also, gunfighter Luke Tanner in the western "Forgiven" with Alan Autry, which is available at pureflix.com. Jimmy the prison guard in "Death & Texas" with Charles Durning & Steve Harris.

Links: IMDB

C. Andrew Nelson - Photo
Nelson, C. Andrew
C. Andrew Nelson is an actor, visual effects artist, animator, and lecturer.

Nelson spent six years at LucasArts Entertainment Company where he was a VFX supervisor and senior artist. He is most notable for having played the role of Darth Vader for Lucasfilm since 1994. His appearances as Vader include LucasArts' Star Wars: Dark Forces and Star Wars: Rebel Assault II: The Hidden Empire games, the Special Edition of Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, commercials, print ads, TV shows, and magazine covers. When artists at LucasArts had difficulty animating Vader's movements for the cut scenes in Dark Forces, Nelson was filmed as Vader.

Links: IMDB / Official Website

Adrian Paul - Photo
Paul, Adrian

SWORD EXPERIENCE
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The Sword Experience is CANCELLED

SATURDAY ONLY
Adrian Paul is an actor renowned for his lead role, as Duncan Macleod, in the action series Highlander. The show spanned 6 seasons, 117 episodes and ran in over 90 countries world wide. As well as starring in numerous action films, including two Highlander Films, he has also choreographed numerous sword fights and action sequences for both television and film during his 30 year entertainment career. During that time he also directed and produced TV and Film along with founding his own charity The Peace Fund. (Protect, Educate, Aid Children Everywhere). The Peace fund has been in existence since 1997, helping improve the lives of children, in the US, Haiti, Thailand, Cambodia, Pakistan, Hungary and Romania. In June 2015, Adrian ran a Sword Experience workshop, to raise money for one of the children the Peace Fund supported. The event went so well that Adrian decided to hold other similar events at venues across the US. At this once in a lifetime experience, Adrian will be hands on to pass on some of the knowledge he learned whilst working with world renowned action stars, stunt choreographers, and sword masters.

Get to know Adrian and his work through his conversations with Peace Fund Radio here: https://radio.thepeacefund.org

Adrian will be bringing his "The SWORD EXPERIENCE to Tulare Sci-Fi Con.  It's a special 3 hour training event, and requires the purchase of a seperate ticket (just for this experience) by registering at
 "The SWORD EXPERIENCE" website < HERE >.

Links: IMDB / Facebook / The Sword Experience

NOTE: 02/22/2017
Adrian Paul will still be at the Convention on Saturday, signing.  Only "The Sword Experience is cancelled.

FROM ADRIAN PAUL

I writing to inform you that we are probably closing the Sword experience event by the end of the week at the Tulare Con due to very little interest. This is the first time this has happened event after 20 events even there were social media posts and paid adverting pushes. Currently, there are 4 people signed up and that is not enough to hold an event that would be worth the time and effort. We will return their money once we close the event.

Regards

-Adrian Paul-
Founder - "The Sword Experience"

Lorin Taylor - Photo
Taylor, Lorin
Lorin Taylor - aka "Lori Lovelady".  Lorin has appeared in such movies and TV shows as the 'Knights of Justice' (where she played comic book superheroine Masker), Battle Beast, Comic Book Kid, Son-In-Law, Working, Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (with Daryl Hannah), Melrose Place and The Durant Gang.

Links: IMDB
 
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