CyPhaCon Returns April 7th – 9th, 2017. We look forward to bringing you the next huge CyPhaCon event!

julianSci Fi – Featured Guest – Julian Glover

Primarily a classical stage actor, Julian Glover trained at the National Youth Theatre, performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company and became a familiar face to British television viewers by appearing in many popular series during the 1960s and 1970s. His talent for accents and cold expression made him an ideal choice for playing refined villains.

Glover achieved fame in Hollywood by playing roles in such popular films as Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980), For Your Eyes Only (1981) and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989). He has also appeared on DOCTOR WHO (several times) and is currently being seen in the HBO series GAME OF THRONES (check your local listings).

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sonnyAnime Guest – Sonny Strait

Most recognized as the voice of Krillin on the wildly popular, animated TV show Dragon Ball Z and as an illustrator for, arguably, the most famous, independently published comic book series Elfquest. Strait has over 20 years of experience in the arts.

As a voice actor, Strait is considered to be one of the most recognized in the business. Besides Dragon Ball Z, he has worked on many popular animated series including Usopp in One PieceMaes Hughes in Fullmetal Alchemist, and Cartoon Network’s laid back, robot host Toonami TOM. He has also worked as a writer and director on several TV series including Dragon Ball seriesCase Closed, and Lupin the Third.

As a comic book artist he has 17 published works to date including his débuted self-published series Mr. Average featured in The Comics Journal and Elfquest which was published by both WARP Graphics and DC Comics and he’s considered one of the top Elfquest artists from its over 30 year history.

In 2007, he wrote and illustrated a graphic novel about a reluctant punk rock, faerie princess named Goat. The book, called We Shadows, was published by Tokyopop and was nominated by The American Library Association for Best Graphic Novel 2008. The book received glowing reviews in many trade magazines including Publishers Weekly, Newtype, Play and Anime Insider.

He has also appeared in many video games such as the title role in S’plosion Man, the psychos in Borderlands and Neptune in Smite.

Recently, Strait has reprised his roles of Krillin in the theatrical release Dragonball Z Resurrection F and Toonami TOM 1 in the Intruder 2 series for Cartoon Network. He was also cast in his current favorite roles of Koro Sensei in Assassination Classroom and Maple in Show By Rock.

In 2015 Sonny returned to directing starting with the anime series Maria the Virgin Witch, Mikagura School Suite and the highly controversial Prison School. He has also returned to Elfquest as a colorist for Dark Horse Comics. He also did a Ford commercial as Krillin!

If you are a geek genre unmarred by his carnage, know that you are so next!

 

2f2b4661-ceee-48b5-a38d-2abd8f040bfcAnime Guest – Chuck Huber

Chuck Huber started acting in Anime in the roles of Garlic Jr. and Android 17 in DBZ. Since then he has voiced hundreds of characters including Hiei in YuYu Hakusho, Stein in Soul Eater, Kululu in Sgt. Frog, Mohji in One Piece, Shou Tucker in Full Metal Alchemist, Han in Blue Gender, Hiro in Shin Chan, Ashe in Black Butler, Reever in D. Gray Man, Hector in Glass Fleet, Yuichi in Initial D., Akai in Oh Edo Rocket, Melt in The Tower of Druaga, Adashino in Mushishi, Eric Nishijima in Darker Than Black, Havel in Trinity Blood, Austria in Hetalia and many more. He has been a writer on Hetalia, Sgt. Frog, Baccano, Spice and Wolf and others.

Video games Chuck has contributed voices for include Borderlands II, Ghostbusters, The Walking Dead, Aeon Flux, DBZ and more.

As a filmmaker Chuck has acted, produced, written or directed for Arbor Day – The Musical, The Troubadoors, The Fragility of Seconds, The Mechanical Grave, Odd Man Out among others. He began acting in Chicago at the Goodman Theater, Court Theater, Steppenwolf Theater after graduating from DePaul University and continues to work on stages in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Most recently he played Hugh Jameison in the movie Parkland, produced by Tom Hanks and starring Billy Bob Thornton and Paul Giamatti. He plays Colonel Kashoid in the upcoming AmeriGeddon and plays Dr. McCoy in Star Trek Continues.  He plays Dean Hansen in Season 2 of American Crime.

LucianaSci-Fi Guest – Luciana Carro

Luciana Carro is a Toronto-born actress known for her dramatic and comedic roles on American television and feature films.

Carro began studying acting as a child and showcased her talent in a number of local productions. Her high school drama teacher Gerry Campbell, father of actress Neve Campbell, was impressed by the young woman’s talent and convinced her to pursue classical training at Theatre Humber in Toronto. Carro’s career began soon after she graduated from theater school.

Before landing her first major role on Ronald D. Moore’s critically acclaimed, Emmy award-winning TV series, Battlestar Galactica (2004), Carro booked recurring roles on award-winning shows, such as The Chris Isaak Show (2001) and The L Word (2004). As “Louanne ‘Kat’ Katraine” on Battlestar Galactica, Carro worked with Academy Award nominees Edward James Olmos and Mary McDonnell. Carro’s international following has grown as a result of her work on Battlestar Galactica and her subsequent roles in major feature films and TV shows.

Carro’s film roles include work with Will Ferrell in Blades of Glory (2007), Christina Milian and Lorainne Bracco in Snowglobe (2007), Al Pacino and Rene Russo in Two for the Money (2005), and with director Keenan Ivory Wayans in White Chicks (2004). Carro’s prowess as a screen actress has landed her recurring roles on TV shows, including, “Stephanie Meyer” in Greg Berlanti’s Everwood (2006), “Priya Magnus” in Ronald D. Moore’s Caprica (2010), “Crazy Lee” in Steven Spielberg’s Falling Skies (2012-2013), and “Anana” in Ronald D. Moore’s Helix (2014). Executive producer Charlize Theron cast Carro to play “Trina McCoy” in the ABC pilot, Hatfields & Mccoys (2013).

Beyond her film and television success, Carro has continued pursuing her passion for the theater as a student of renowned director and coach, Larry Moss. Some of her major roles in theater productions include: ‘Anne Frank’ in a Goodrich & Hackett’s “The Diary of Anne Frank,” ‘Puck’ in Shakespeare’s “Midsummer Nights Dream,” ‘Alice’ in James Reaney’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” and ‘Nora’ in Sean O’Casey’s “The Plough and the Stars.” In 2014 Carro began workshopping the role of ‘Veronica’ in Stephen Adly Guirgis’ contemporary Nuyorican comedy, “The Motherf**cker with the Hat”.

richard-hatch-image-high-resRichard Hatch – 1945-2017

CyPhaCon is deeply saddened by the death of Richard Hatch at the age of 71 on February 7th,  2017. We want to express on condolences to his family, friends and fans.

A Special TRIBUTE will take place at CyPhaCon 2017. We are honored to have his co star from Battlestar Galactica Luciana Carro attending in his absence.

 

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unnamed-1Author Guest – Larry Nemecek

Best known as author of the classic bestseller “Star Trek: Next Generation Companion” and twice appearing as Dr. McCoy initially in the Geekie-award winning online hit Star Trek Continues, Larry Nemecek moved into “Trekland” full-time 20 years ago in Los Angeles from his native Oklahoma.

These days, Larry has launched his unique PORTAL 47 background deep-dive fan experience—“where no savvy fan has gone before”—and is busy wrapping up “The Con of Wrath” true-event documentary project, based on Star Trek’s “most glorious failure” in Houston 1982. He’s also spokesman and promotions lead for the global, non-profit “first” Enterprise in Space orbiter mission project sponsored by the National Space Society, slated for 2019 and launching 100+ student projects.

Fans also are still excited for his official 2013 “Star Trek: Stellar Cartography” map/book set from Amazon, and backgrounders love the first five five “Trekland: On Speaker” themed editions on CD, culled from his hundreds of hours of remastered archival Trek back-in-the-day interviews.

The longtime former editor of official ST Communicator magazine and Fact Files also heads up Geek Nation Tours’ “LA2Vegas Trek Film Site Tour With Larry Nemecek,” next up in 2018—and has opened up The Trekland Trunk on Facebook and Ebay to share his rare archival Trek items.

Whatever you do, corner Larry sometime over the weekend for some great first-hand Trek stories of the latter TV years, and most of all make sure to find time Friday night for another bonus “Dr. Trek” show of prize trivia, rare clips and late-night tales as a meetup-fundraiser for Larry’s true-life “Con of Wrath” documentary project. 

Along with story credit for the “Prophecy” episode of Voyager, appearances in docs like “Trek Nation” and “The Green Girl,” and working as a producer at the old original startrek.com, Larry still writes his “Fistful of Data” column for Trek Magazine and appears frequently on podcasts and CBS Star Trek Blu-ray documentaries and audio commentaries.  Oh—and he’ll also be happy to tour you through the Will Rogers State Historic Park ranchhouse where he’s a fan and docent… or preach the legacy of his Oklahoma Sooners football legends.

LINKS:  larrynemecek.com   |    @larrynemecek  (Twitter)    |   Larry Nemecek’s Trekland (Facebook)  LINK   |   portal47.net

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