CONCAROLINAS 2011 ANNOUNCES NEW MEDIA, MUSIC ARTIST AND GAMING HEADLINERS
CHARLOTTE, NC – February 9, 2011 – ConCarolinas officially announced the following:
Actor Emilie Ullerup will appear as one of the Media Special Guests for ConCarolinas 2011. Best known for her role as Ashley Magnus on SyFy’s Sanctuary, Emilie Ullerup has also appeared on Smallville and the new Battlestar Galacatica. Emilie Ullerup was born in Denmark, where her father holds the title of Lord Chamberlain for the Danish Royal Family.
Comical singer-songwriter and guitarist Carla Ulbrich will appear as the Music Guest of Honor for ConCarolinas 2011. Carla Ulbrich is a comical singer-songwriter and guitarist from Clemson, South Carolina and currently living in New Jersey. Carla’s love of wordplay and keen observational eye has lead her to be known for her humorous songs about such topics as wedgies, Waffle House, Klingons, and how rich she would be if she had the copyright on the ‘F’ Word. She also dabbles in fingerstyle guitar. Something of a mix between Phoebe and Jeff Foxworthy, she cites her biggest musical influences as Sesame Street, camp songs, and commercial jingles for beer and breakfast cereal.
Professional illustrator and sketch card artist Justin Chung will appear as the Artist Guest of Honor for ConCarolinas 2011. Justin has worked on such popular properties as Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Star Wars, Star Trek, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings, Bench Warmers, Classic Sci-Fi & Horror Collector Series, Voltron and more.
Professional game designer and writer Jamie Chambers will appear as the Gaming Guest of Honor for ConCarolinas 2011. Jamie Chambers is a writer and tabletop game designer whose creations have taken him to outer space, other worlds, and beyond the reaches of space and time. He is best known for his work on the Serenity role playing game by Margaret Weis Productions, including principle work on the now popular Cortex System. He also has worked on role playing game properties such as Sovereign Stone, Dragonlance, and Exalted.
Award-winning author Harry Turtledove has previously been announced as the 2011 Writer Guest of Honor. Other media guests appearing at ConCarolinas 2011 include John Billingsley (Enterprise’s Dr. Phlox), Bonita Friedericy (Chuck’s General Diane Beckman), “Scream Queen” Brinke Stephens and Heroes’ David H. Lawrence.
2011 marks the tenth year of ConCarolinas, a family-friendly multi-genre, multi-media convention in Charlotte, NC. This annual event includes 3 full days of activities and plays host to over 100 authors, artists, media guests, musicians and entertainers. ConCarolinas 2011 is June 3-5, 2011 at the Charlotte Hilton University Place in Charlotte, NC. For more details and ticket information, visit http://www.concarolinas.org
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ConCarolinas is a multi-genre multi-media convention covering all speculative fiction including science fiction, fantasy and horror. The first convention was held in 2003 after an initial prequel launch in 2002. ConCarolinas hosts a variety of fandom related events including discussion panels, gaming, a film festival, costume and music events, live-action roleplaying, a zombie walk and an annual charity auction. ConCarolinas is sponsored by ConCarolinas, Inc., a nonprofit organization. For more information, visit http://www.concarolinas.org
Hollywood Xpo, October 15 – 17 at the Hilton Universal City, Features Appearances by Over 100 Stars, Reunions, Screenings & More!
(Hollywood, CA – September 29, 2010) Over 100 stars – including two American legends – iconic comics super hero creator Stan Lee and foremost science fiction and fantasy author Ray Bradbury — plus 50 luminaries from various incarnations of Star Trek and other top TV series and films — will all appear at Hollywood Xpo, the first-annual multimedia, popular culture convention for fans of science fiction, fantasy and horror, film, TV, comics, online entertainment, literature and music. Hollywood Xpo will take place October 15 – 17, 2010 at the Hilton Universal City, 555 Universal Hollywood Drive, Universal City. Event hours are Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
The convention kicks off Thursday night, October 14 at 8:00 p.m. with a free pre-opening day screening of Star Trek: Of Gods & Men.
Friday’s highlights will include a Star Trek: Of Gods & Men on-stage reunion, featuring 15 actors from the film and most of the crew, including Star Trek original cast members Walter Koenig (Chekov), Nichelle Nichols (Uhura) and Grace Lee Whitney (Rand), as well as Alan Ruck (Captain John Harriman) on Generations, Tim Russ (Tuvok) on Voyager and more.
On Friday evening, The Hollywood Legacy Awards banquet (separate ticket required) will honor icons who have positively contributed to the richness and betterment of humanity through the popular arts, film, TV, music and literature.
Stan Lee, known to millions as the man whose super heroes propelled Marvel Comics to a preeminent position in the comic book industry and co-creator of Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, X-Men and The Fantastic Four, will make a rare on-stage appearance on Saturday. Ray Bradbury – whose best-known books, masterworks “The Martian Chronicles,” “The Illustrated Man,” “Fahrenheit 451” and “Something Wicked This Way Comes” — were all made into classic films — will also take center stage Saturday along with the cast and crew of Ray’s latest movie adaptation, “Crysalis”. Star Trek celebrity highlights will include Jonathan Frakes (Cmdr. Riker) and Michael Dorn (Worf) on Next Generation.
Celebrities scheduled to appear on Sunday include Kevin Sorbo (Hercules) and Star Trek stars Robert Duncan McNeill (Lt. Paris) on Voyager and John Billingsley (Dr. Phlox), Connor Trinneer (Cmdr. “Trip” Tucker) and Dominic Keating (Lt. Reed) on Enterprise.
Other celebrity appearances will include Eric Roberts (The Expendables), Laraine Newman (Saturday Night Live), John Savage (The Deer Hunter) Catherine Hicks (7th Heaven), Erin Moran (Happy Days) and many more.
Film and TV show reunions throughout the weekend will include Lost in Space with Bill Mumy (Will Robinson) June Lockhart (Mrs. Robinson) and Mark Goddard (Major West); Ferris Bueller’s Day Off with Alan Ruck (Cameron), Cindy Pickett (Mrs. Bueller) and Edie McClurg (Grace) and InAlienable with Richard Hatch (Dr. Eric Norris), Walter Koenig (Dr. Schilling) and Erick Avari (Howard Ellis).
Production talent set to appear includes Eugene ‘Rod’ Roddenberry, television producer and only son of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry and actress Majel Barrett; The Chiodo Brothers (Stephen, Charles & Edward Chiodo), sibling special effects artists, best known for their classic cult film Killer Klowns from Outer Space; Star Trek illustrator Rick Sternbach and many more.
In addition to celebrity on-stage appearances, Hollywood Xpo will feature photo opportunities with celebrity guests, autographs at the Walk of Fame, an Artist’s Alley of comic book artists offering demonstrations of their work, and much more. The exhibit hall will be filled with companies and distributors selling and displaying collectibles from the worlds of sci-fi, Star Trek, comics, fantasy and horror.
A unique grid of filmmaking workshops will also be offered, where up-and-coming filmmakers can learn from award-winning directors, cameramen, makeup artists, screenwriters, actors and more about how to make your own film in the 21st century.
Hollywood Xpo tickets are available in advance (www.hollywoodxpo.com) or at the door. Three-day general admission tickets are $75, and single day general admission tickets are $25 Friday, $30 Saturday and $25 Sunday. Children and youths 17 and under are admitted free with a paying adult. Special premium reserved seating packages as well as special event tickets are available in advance through the Hollywood Xpo website. When the exhibit hall closes on Friday and Saturday night, all Hollywood Xpo ticketholders are invited to stay and enjoy a variety of special film screenings hosted by celebrities and production talent. For complete event information, visit www.hollywoodxpo.com or call 323.774.1458.
About Hollywood Xpo: Hollywood Xpo producer Planet Xpo Productions has been presenting “out of this world” events since 2003, including the Beam Me Up, Scotty…One Last Time Tribute to James Doohan, Star Trek: The Show That Changed The World Gala 40th Anniversary Celebration and The Great Bird of the Galaxy Tribute to Gene Roddenberry. Sister company, independent film production group Renegade Studios, produced webisodic Star Trek: Of Gods & Men and feature films InAlienable and Roddenberry on Patrol.