Sunday, November 16, 2014

Phoenix FearCon 2014: Celebrity Guests

The photo is courtesy of Debe Branning.  Check out her article of The Walking Dead panel discussion.
Examiner Walking Dead Cast Article
The theme for this year’s Phoenix FearCon was geared towards the AMC TV show, The Walking Dead.  We were thrilled to have some of the actors from the show at the event for autographs and a discussion panel.  Who was there?

Theodus Crane

Me and Theodus
Theodus Crane (Big Tiny), a prisoner in residence.  Theodus began his professional acting career in Georgia.  He has acted on stage, even vaudeville/sideshow acts, and started his TV career in 2010.  This amateur fighter currently lives in New Orleans, LA.  He was a nice man and a pleasure to get to know. Theodus Crane Facebook page

Kyla Kenedy (Mika) was a part of the most talked about and surprise ending of Season 4.  Her character was killed by her disturbed sister, Lizzie.  This young actress has been keeping busy since her character's demise, guest starring on several shows and having other projects in the works.

Markice Moore (Andrew) is recognized as Kesan, an actor, rapper, and reality star.  I really enjoyed meeting him.  Markice Moore Facebook page

Markice Moore

Me and Markice

Greg Crews (The Snoring Guy) currently lives in Georgia.  He was in the Navy and a skilled truck mechanic before becoming an actor.

Michael Koske (various walkers, Calloway) enjoys going to conventions and meeting the fans.  He currently lives in Georgia and regularly shows up on The Walking Dead as a walker.

Larry Mainland (stuntman, zombie) works out of Georgia as a stuntman and actor.  After his picture appeared in GQ Magazine as a walker for the show, he was lovingly labeled “The GQ Zombie”.  His image of a walker has appeared on countless magazines and other items.

Mike Mundy (Grandpa Walker) started season 3 with a shot of his eyeball in the opening scene.  Mike takes acting jobs at any time he can get them.  When not working, he relishes hanging out with his friends and family, cooking, traveling and many other activities.

Sonya Thompson (zombie) portrays zombies on the hit show or also known as “walkers”.  She is a very busy gal who has appeared in several movies, music videos, and TV commercials.  She is an upbeat person who is always looking for the best in everything.

Some of the other celebrities who were there are:

Ken Foree has appeared in numerous horror and other genre films.  Some of his movies include Dawn of the Dead, Knightriders, From Beyond, Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects, Halloween, and The Haunted World of El Superbeasto.

Oliver Robins started his acting career at the age of ten in the horror flick, Poltergeist.  He acted in a few TV shows and movies but preferred being behind camera as a director.  Oliver has written, directed and produced many short and feature films such as Dumped, and Wild Roomies.

Tiffany Shepisshepis is a New York native and a very hard-working actress.  She has many movies to her credit such as The Hazing, Nightmare Man, and Night of the Demons for example.  Her latest was Sharknado 2 where her character met her demise from a flying shark.

Mark Torgl is best known as Melvin the Mopboy in The Toxic Avenger.  (I will have more information on Mark and his movies on my next ATN post.  Stay tune…)

Me, Mark Torgl, and Sharon at the Phoenix FearCon Halloween Ball.

Jennifer Lynn Warren has not been acting very long, but landed a role on American Horror Story: Coven.  Her character, Borquita LaLaurie, was the defiant daughter of Delphine LaLaurie, played by the fabulous Kathy Bates.  Before acting, Jennifer was a stunt woman and belly dancer.

Fred Williamson, also known as “The Hammer”, has appeared in many movies.  Some of the ones to his credit are Black Caesar, Inglorious Bastards, Vigilante, Original Ganstas, Starsky and Hutch, and as a Vietnam vet turned trucker in From Dusk Till Dawn.

Sharon, Fred Williamson and me

John Brightman is the founder of New England Paranormal Research, and has been investigating for nearly a decade.

Craig W. Chenery (Zombie and pop culture specialist) is the award winning and critically acclaimed author of “Blood Splatter: A Guide to Cinematic Zombie Violence, Gore and Special Effects” and “The Comicon and Convention Survival Guide”.

Jim O’Rear is a screenwriter for many horror type films.  His work includes Hayride Slaughter and Scream Farm.  His writing doesn’t stop there.  He has been published in numerous national publications.

Chanel Ryan’s acting career began in 1994 in the movie, Waiting for the Rocket.  She has appeared in many other films such as BASEkeball, Dorothy and the Witches of Oz, Bad Kids Go to Hell, Fantazia, and the soon to be released horror film, Alice D.

Scott Tepperman is best known for his appearance on Ghost Hunters International.  He is now working on projects in the economical indie horror category.  Scott still has interest in the paranormal, but is very busy with future movie projects such as Truth or Dare? A Critical Madness 5, and ID: Don’t Look in the Basement2.

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1 comment:

  1. Wow, what a list of people. Very cool. I'd just be excited to see Fred Williamson, aka Boss N... I'm not gonna complete that sentence. :)