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Our Guests
« on: August 25, 2015, 08:51:23 AM »
Your guide to Who's Who on The Homecoming guest list.

Keep checking back as the list will change as more guests are announced.




Richard Dean Anderson
Simon Ager
Tony Amendola
Carmen Argenziano
Douglas Arthurs
Erick Avari
Dean Aylesworth
Steve Bacic
Simone Bailly
Sabine Bauer
Suanne Braun
Barry Campbell
Roger Cross
Patrick Currie
Mike Dopud
Jodelle Ferland
Andee Frizzell
Jeff Hansen
Laura Harper
Mark Haynes
Virginia Hey
Andrew Jackson
Gary Jones
Peter Kelamis
Tom McBeath
Mika McKinnon
Mike McLean
Sally Malcolm
Corin Nemec
Jan Newman
David Nykl
Dan Payne
Aaron Pearl
Jacqueline Samuda
Garwin Sanford
Dan Shea
Cliff Simon
Susannah Sinard
Jennifer Spence
Sharon Taylor
Jill Teed
Emilie Ullerup
Capt. Paul Watson
Peter Williams
David Winning
Bruce Woloshyn
Martin Wood
Alex Zahara


As always, guest appearances are dependant on work and personal commitments at the time of the event
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Re: Our Guests
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2015, 04:32:17 PM »
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                                                               Photograph by Paul Brown


The future MacGyver and Stargate SG-1 star was born and grew up in a suburb of Minneapolis called Roseville. During his childhood and teenage years, he developed a love for sports, music (especially jazz) and acting.

Richard dreamed of becoming a professional hockey player as a teenager, a dream shared by his future Stargate SG-1 co-star Michael Shanks. However, this was not to be as, at age sixteen, he broke both of his arms in separate incidents, the second of which was so bad that he had to be hospitalized for three months. Although his dream became an impossibility, he never lost his love for the sport. Richard was very much a restless teenager, having had many adventures hitchhiking on the open road. This sense of adventure is most evident from his 5,641-mile bicycle trip from his home in Minnesota to Alaska. Though accompanied by several friends at the beginning of this trip, he traveled the last thirty-three days alone. This experience gave him a more centered sense of direction in his life.

After studying drama at St. Cloud State University and at Ohio University (without completing his degree), he briefly moved to New York before settling in Los Angeles, where he worked as a juggler and a street mime and in a Renaissance-style cabaret. He worked briefly in Marineland, where his jobs included holding fish in his mouth for killer whales to leap up and snatch. Subsequently, he appeared in plays and formed a rock band called Rick Dean and the Dante with his friend Carl Dante in which he sang and played the guitar.

His big break came in 1976, when he was cast in the popular daytime drama "General Hospital" as Dr. Jeff Webber. He continued to play the role for five years until he felt it was time to move on to prime-time drama. He made numerous guest appearances in series such as "The Facts of Life" (1979) and The Love Boat (1977) and was cast as the star in two CBS series, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1982) and Emerald Point N.A.S. (1983), but both lasted just one season.

His next big success came in 1985, when he won the role as the title character in the ABC adventure series MacGyver (1985). He was cast because the producers were impressed by the lack of pretension he showed at his audition. As he is nearsighted, it was necessary for him to wear his glasses for the reading. The series lasted seven seasons and ran for 139 episodes. It was hugely successful throughout its run and has continued to be popular all over the world. He reprised his role in two TV movies, MacGyver: Lost Treasure of Atlantis (1994) (TV) and MacGyver: Trail to Doomsday (1994) (TV), both produced by his own production company, Gekko Film Corp, which he co-founded with Michael Greenburg.

Having made a huge impression in Ordinary Heroes (1986) as a blinded Vietnam veteran struggling to rebuild his life in America, after MacGyver ended he moved on to TV movies such as In the Eyes of a Stranger (1992) (TV), Through the Eyes of a Killer (1992) (TV), Beyond Betrayal (1994) (TV), Past the Bleachers (1995) (TV) and Pandora's Clock (1996) (TV). He was particularly impressive in Past the Bleachers (1995) (TV), in which he played a grieving father struggling to come to terms with his young son's death.

He returned to series television in 1995, when he was cast as Ernest Pratt/Nicodemus Legend in Legend[ (1995), an adventure series that aired on UPN. He also served as executive producer of the series, in which one of his co-stars was his close friend John de Lancie. His character was a dime novelist (Pratt) who took on the persona of the protagonist in his novels (Legend). The series was primarily a comedy, a blend of the western and science fiction. It has also been Richard's favorite role to date.

He found major success again when cast as Colonel (later Brigadier General) Jack O'Neill in Stargate SG-1 (1997), an adventure/science fiction series based on the blockbuster film Stargate (1994) starring Kurt Russell and James Spader. The series began filming in Vancouver on February 19, 1997, and premiered on Showtime on July 27, 1997. The series has remained extremely successful since then, eventually resulting in the creation of a spin-off series, Stargate: Atlantis in 2004, and the now-cancelled video game Stargate SG-1: The Alliance in 2005. Both series have aired on the Sci-Fi Channel. He has also appeared, sporadically, in the latest spin-off series, SGU Stargate Universe (2009). Richard's role in the SG-1 series was substantially reduced in its seventh and eighth seasons, which culminated in his departure from the series in 2005.


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Paul Franklin Watson (born December 2, 1950) is a marine wildlife conservation and an environmental activist, who founded the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, an anti-poaching and direct action group focused on marine conservation. He is a citizen of Canada and the United States.

The Toronto native joined a Sierra Club protest against nuclear testing in 1969. He was an early and influential member of Greenpeace, crewed and skippered for it, and a founding board member in 1972. He has been credited by The New York Times, The New Yorker and other publications with being a founder of Greenpeace, but Greenpeace denies the claim. However the recent release of the film How to Change the World (film) by Producer Jerry Rathwell documents that Watson was indeed one of the original founding members of Greenpeace. Watson argued for a strategy of direct action that conflicted with the Greenpeace interpretation of nonviolence, was ousted from the board in 1977, and subsequently left the organization. That same year, he formed Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. The group is the subject of a reality show named Whale Wars.

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Re: Our Guests
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2015, 01:04:13 PM »
S I M O N   A G E R



Feeling like something of an old timer amongst the fresh young faces, I am aged 43 years, from North Vancouver, Canada.

A ship manager for The Brigitte Bardot, I’m now aboard The Bob Barker this year, as a diver, quartermaster, and one of the two photographers.

I still continue to feel the pull of the oceans upon me, and my love for life beneath the waves; I’m feeling a little melancholy at the start of what is now almost four years in and my ninth campaign with Sea Shepherd.

Reflecting back it has been quite the privilege, the adventure and the opportunity to get off the couch and into the thick of direct action and making a difference around the world.

With the passing of my father just two weeks before departing for Australia, my perspective on life has made me look even harder into myself and the world around me.

With my background in media I hope my photographs this coming campaign will speak for themselves, to engage, inform and hopefully inspire others to follow one’s passions and not accept the status quo. Life is for living, respecting! You never know how much time you have on this fragile rock called Earth and its fragile inhabitants are constantly under threat from the human locust.


T O N Y    A M E N D O L A



It’s difficult to imagine that Tony’s simple dream 28 years ago to “work as an actor” would take him to Mexico, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, England, Bulgaria, Canada, across the United States and even to the stage of the new Disney Concert Hall.

    Born in New Haven Connecticut into a blue-collar family, Tony was the first member of his family to attend college.  He grew up on the East Coast before his work took him throughout the world.

    He spent the first 12 years almost exclusively in the theatre appearing Off-Broadway in an acclaimed production of “Filumena” and in leading roles on the stages of America’s top regional theatres, including the Mark Taper Forum,
 American Conservatory Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, La Jolla Playhouse and the Old Globe. (Theatrical credits include Cyrano, Iago, Uncle Vanya, Cassius, Malvolio, Petruchio, Antony, Shely, Levine, Teach, and Jack Henry Abbot in “In the Belly of the Beast”.)Hoping to expand his craft and career, Tony moved to Los Angeles to seek work in film and television.

    His film work as been varied and rewarding, including appearances opposite Johnny Depp in Ted Demme’s Blow, Anthony Hopkins and Antonio Banderas in Martin Campbell’s The Mask of Zorro, Chris Cooper in John Sayles’s Lone Star.  His TV guest star roles include “West Wing”, multiple episodes on “The Practice”, “Judging Amy”, “Robbery Homicide Division”, “X-Files”, and a long running role on “Stargate SG-1” as Master Bra-Tac (a Jaffa Obi-Wan).

  The past 18 months have been productive and Tony has four films awaiting release, including Dragon Slayer opposite John Rhys Davis, Club Dread with Bill Paxton, Shade with Gabriel Byrne and Sylvester Stallone, and a wonderful part as a blind sorcerer in Forbidden Warrior directed by Jimmy Nickerson.

  Tony has a passion for studying languages, currently struggling to attain fluency in Italian and Spanish.  He avidly practices yoga, loves to cook and lives in Silver Lake with his wife Judith.

    And, oh yes-he was thrilled to appear at the new Disney Hall in their premiere
First Night series for Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring.


C A R M E N   A R G E N Z I A N O



Argenziano was born in Sharon, Pennsylvania, the son of Elizabeth Stella (née Falvo) and Joseph Guy Argenziano, who was a restaurateur. He has three children: two boys, Tony and Joseph Argenziano, and one step daughter.

One of Argenziano's best-known roles is as the recurring character Jacob Carter/Selmak in the television series Stargate SG-1. He is also a lifetime member of the Actors Studio and was awarded the Los Angeles Drama Critics' Circle Award for his performance as Jack Delasante in Thomas Babe's A Prayer for My Daughter. Argenziano is often cast as overbearing authority figures. He was cast in 2007 as one of the potential fellowship candidates in House M.D.—albeit as a fake doctor—but was eliminated. He guest-starred in 2009 in Criminal Minds, in the season 4 episode "Demonology" where he portrayed Father Paul Silvano, an insane priest carrying out illegal exorcisms which he believed were happening as a result of God's will.


D O U G L A S    A R T H U R S



Douglas Arthurs was born on April 11, 1959 in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. He is an actor, known for The Butterfly Effect (2004), The Chronicles of Riddick (2004) and Reindeer Games (2000).

He made guest appearances on all three of the longest running North American science fiction series: The X-Files (1993), Stargate SG-1 (1997) and Smallville (2001).


E R I C K    A V A R I



Avari is known for his roles in such films as Stargate, Flight of the Living Dead (2007), The Mummy, Daredevil, Home Alone 4, Planet of the Apes, and Mr. Deeds. He is one of only two actors, along with Alexis Cruz, to appear in both the original Stargate movie and the spin-off series Stargate SG-1 (three episodes). Before arriving in Los Angeles in 1991, his extensive work onstage garnered him praise from theater critics across America, most notably as Vasquez, in 'Tis Pity She's a Whore with Val Kilmer at the Joseph Papp Public Theater, and as Sir Richard at The Guthrie Theater's memorable production of The Screens.

He has made guest appearances on Castle, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Heroes, Hope & Faith, Law & Order, Burn Notice, Lie to Me, Party Down, Star Trek: The Next Generation, seaQuest DSV, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Enterprise, The West Wing, The X-Files, Dharma & Greg, Babylon 5, Alias, The O.C., The Sarah Silverman Program, Leverage, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Covert Affairs, and Human Target. He appeared in cameo roles in JAG; Living People; NYPD Blue; Cheers; Murder, She Wrote; Roseanne; Judging Amy; NCIS; and Everwood. In the video game Zork Grand Inquisitor, he played Grand Inquisitor Mir Yannick, a ruthless dictator who serves as the game's main villain. He also appeared in The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines.

Beginning in the autumn of 2006, a photograph of Avari and a recording of his voice have been used in the role of Chandra Suresh in Heroes. He did not appear onscreen until the episode "Seven Minutes to Midnight", as his character is part of the backstory and had died before the events of the pilot. When his character does appear, it is only in flashbacks until the episode "Six Months Ago", when the story centers on six months before the events of the pilot episode. In this episode, Suresh moves to New York and contacts people on "the list" he generated of those he believes to have special genetic aberrations.

Over the course of his career, Avari has portrayed representatives of more than 24 ethnicities.[2] As of November 2006, he has appeared in 33 feature films and over 70 television episodes. Avari has appeared with Brent Spiner in four different productions: Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), Independence Day (1996), The Master of Disguise, and Home Alone 4 (2002). He performed opposite Richard Gere in a drama film based on a true story: Hachi: A Dog's Tale, in which he played Jasjeet, an Indian hot dog vendor.

Avari was scheduled to reprise in his role as Kasuf in the Stargate SG-1 Season Six finale "Full Circle", but was unable to do so due to his commitment to Dragnet (2003).

In January 2009, he played a cell phone salesman in Paul Blart: Mall Cop, and in October 2009, he was cast as Omar on Days of Our Lives.

In 2014, Avari voiced Master Rahool in the science fiction video game Destiny.


D E A N   A Y L E S W O R T H


Dean Aylesworth was born as Dean Dennis Ian Aylesworth. He is an actor and producer, known for The Arrangement (2014), Blood Brothers: Reign of Terror (2007) and Double Cross (2006). He also featured as Anubis in Stargate SG-1


S T E V E    B A C I C



A leading man who is just as comfortable playing scary villains or comic sidekicks, Steve Bacic has gone from strength to strength culminating into a half-decade of non-stop work. Shortly after he moved from his home town of Windsor, Ontario to Vancouver, British Columbia, he landed a guest-starring role on the TV series 21 Jump Street (1987) -- the biggest part ever given a Canadian on the show at that time.

Multiple episodes of Street Justice (1991), M.A.N.T.I.S. (1994), The Commish (1991), Highlander (1992), Viper(1996) and The Marshal (1995) followed, along with important parts on The Outer Limits(1995), The X-Files (1993), Millennium (1996), Andromeda (2000) and a recurring role on the short-lived but critically lauded Profit (1996). But it's in longer-form efforts such asShe Stood Alone: The Tailhook Scandal (1995), Another Stakeout (1993) and Hardball(1997) (a.k.a. Bounty Hunters II) that Bacic has really been able to spread his wings. Admittedly an "instinct" player, he has been happy to learn the ropes from international stars like Gerald McRaney, Rosie O'Donnell and veteran Tony Curtis.

Bacic regards one of his most unique professional experiences to-date as being the time he looked around the room while filming Another Stakeout (1993) and realized that he was alone with Rosie O'Donnell, Richard Dreyfuss, Emilio Estevez, the director (John Badham), the writer, and the producer.


S I M O N E   B A I L L Y



Simone Bailly is a Canadian actress best known for her television roles in Battlestar Galactica, The L Word, Smallville, Stargate SG-1, and Da Vinci's Inquest, and in the video game Need for Speed: Most Wanted. She has also appeared in feature films, made-for-TV movies, and commercials.

Bailly began her career in theater and has since focused on TV and film.

Simone Bailly played Brandy Jo Hawkins, a notorious sniper on Limitless (CBS).

Simone played a head Time Master in the future on DC's Legends of Tomorrow (CW), directed by Glen Winter.

Bailly is most often recognized from her recurring role on Showtime's The L Word. She appeared as Grace, the intern for OurChart who develops a love relationship with the transgender character Max Sweeney in the fourth and fifth seasons.

Bailly played Shona in the Battlestar Galactica series finale ("Daybreak").

On Smallville, Bailly guest-starred as Star, the potion peddler in the Valentine's Day episode, "Crimson" (season six).

Bailly had a recurring role as Ka'lel on three seasons of Stargate SG-1. On Stargate she met actor/director Peter DeLuise, who later co-starred with Bailly in the comedic film noir short "The Bar", which debuted on the film festival circuit and is now on funnyordie.com.

Gamers may also recognize Bailly as the sexy cop in the EA video game Need for Speed: Most Wanted.

As Constable Jan Ferris on Da Vinci's City Hall aka Da Vinci's Inquest, Bailly played the leader of a gang of renegade cops. In preparation for the role, Bailly rode with police officers to some of the toughest areas in the city, witnessing first-hand the many dangers and realities of being a cop. She also had additional tactical training and learned how to handle firearms and other devices that go with the job. On Da Vinci's Inquest, her performance so won over the writers a one-episode part evolved into a multiple-episode arc and finally a regular role


S A B I N E     B A U E R





Originally from Germany, Sabine C. Bauer holds a Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Birmingham, UK, and has trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.  She worked as a stage director in the UK and the United States and in 1999 strted writing Stargate SG-1 fan fiction.  Her first novel, Stargate SG-1: "Trial By Fire", was the first Stargate novel published by Fandemonium Books.  Since then she has written two further Stargate SG-1 novels, "Survival of the Fittest" and "Transitions", as well as a Stargate Atlantis novel, "Mirror Mirror".  In addition she has edited several Stargate novels and contributed two short stories, "Juju" and "Genealogy" to the Official Stargate Magazine, as well as contributing the short story "When On Earth" to Fandemonium's 2014 short story anthology "Far Horizons".  In 2005 Sabine emigrated to Canada and now lives on British Columbia's Sunshine Coast with a Mastiff and a motorcycle.

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« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2015, 01:05:13 PM »
S U A N N E   B R A U N



Suanne made her professional debut in 1988 working as a TV presenter in her native South Africa.

For five years, she hosted a travel series “Bon Voyage” which afforded her the opportunity of visiting over 36 countries and saw her winning her first award for excellence in television. Numerous TV specials followed including presenting the Miss World Pageant twice in 1992 and 1994. Due to the enormous amount of exposure she received, Suanne became a household name appearing in and on the cover of more than 25 publications.

After a visit to the USA, Suanne was signed by the William Morris agency and decided to stay put for a while. US highlights include working with Oscar-winning director Peter Bogdanovich and presenting the pre-show to the Academy awards. Theatre credits include “Private Lives”, “Things We Do For Love”, “The Secret Lives Of Henry And Alice”, “Echoes”, “Offbeat Broadway”, “Nunsense” and most recently “Easy To Love – The Cole Porter Story” in which Suanne played Cole Porter‘s wife – Linda Porter.

Suanne is currently based in London and has been keeping her comedic abilities sharply honed by working on her first solo show as well as numerous stand-up appearances. Suanne is also in demand as a presenter and Mistress of Ceremonies. She has recently completed a number of corporate jobs across Europe and the UK. In 2002, she recorded a cover version of Nina Simone‘s “Feeling Good” for a compilation album – The Best Of Passion Jazz, Volume 2. Suanne has returned to singing with a vengeance and feels the title of the song is the perfect anthem to her life at present.

Stargate SG1 fans will remember Suanne as the ever seductive Hathor!


B A R R Y    C A M P B E L L

Barry Campbell is the former Head of Operations for the U.S. Navy's Arctic Submarine Laboratory headquartered in San Diego, California. As a big fan of Stargate SG-1, Barry met Stargate Executive Producer N. John Smith at a convention in Vancouver in the spring of 2005 and began discussions to facilitate filming at a 2007 temporary ice camp in the Arctic Ocean for which he was the Officer in Charge. After two years of negations, planning, and preparations Executive Producer N. John Smith, Director Martin Wood, actors Richard Dean Anderson, Amanda Tapping, Ben Browder and a skeleton crew spent one week at remote ice camp APLIS filming scenes for Stargate: Continuum. Stargate SG-1 creator and Continuum writer Brad Wright gave Barry a small speaking role in the movie as a "thank you" for his efforts in bringing about this remarkable filming opportunity.


G A R R Y    C H A L K



Award winning Garry Chalk has been a professional actor for 33 years. He has appeared in over a hundred movies and television shows, among them Cold Squad (6 years), Stargate SG1 (several seasons).The Outer Limits (several guest appearances), Transformers, and many others. Garry recently filmed an episode of the television series, Psych, as well as a role on J. J. Abrams’ new show, Alcatraz.

In addition, Garry has a supporting lead role in the much anticipated movie Big Time Movie. He is currently appearing in AMC’S monster hit The Killing, which has been renewed for another season as well as filming the series Blackstone. In addition to his rich film and television resume, Chalk’s animation career spans 30 years and over a thousand episodes of cartoons. Among them Optimus Prime and Primal in The Transformers, Energon, Beastwars, Gi Joe, Sonic the Hedgehog, The Watchmen, Reboot, and many, many more.

Recently, he starred as Sky Marshall Wade in the new hit series, Voltron Force as well as in Cedar Cove. Further, Chalk will be seen in the new Godzilla film in 2014!


R O G E R    C R O S S



Roger Cross (born October 19, 1969) is a Jamaican-born Canadian actor who has made numerous appearances in several movies and TV series, mostly on productions shot in Canada. He is best known for his work in America on 24 as CTU Agent Curtis Manning, and in Canada for his work on First Wave. Since 2012, Cross appears in the Canadian series Continuum as a main character. He also currently appears as Staff Sergeant Boyd Bloom in the Canadian police procedural Motive, and in the new Syfy series Dark Matter.

Cross was cast in guest roles on such series as Street Justice, The X-Files, Sliders, Stargate SG-1, Highlander: The Series, Relic Hunter, The 4400, Higher Ground, Star Trek: Enterprise, and Chuck. He was also a regular on the sci-fi series First Wave and appeared in such films as The Chronicles of Riddick, X2, Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever, Beautiful Joe and Free Willy 3: The Rescue.

Cross is best known for his role as CTU Agent Curtis Manning on the Fox television drama 24. His role began at the start of the show's fourth season in 2005 as a recurring character, later promoted to regular status. For the show's sixth season, the character reverted to recurring status.

Cross can be seen in the Oliver Stone film, World Trade Center, which was released in August 2006. Cross also plays the character of Barry in the 2008 movie Mad Money. He also appears as DJ and drag queen Sunset Boulevard/Sonny Benson in the Showtime series The L Word. Cross recently appeared as prison inmate Anton Burrows in the Season 3 episode of Flashpoint, "Just a Man". As confirmed by the Geelong Advertiser on November 6, 2008, Cross has signed on to join John Schneider, John Wesley Shipp, Tania Zaetta, Jeremy Kewley, and Rob Baard in the new Australian action film The Ninja entering pre-production in early 2009. He also stars in Re-Kill. Cross did voice-over work as "Ulysses" in the Fallout: New Vegas add-ons, "Old World Blues" and "Lonesome Road".

He also appeared as a werewolf and football coach on ABC's short-lived supernatural crime drama The Gates.


P A T R I C K   C U R R I E



G. Patrick Currie is an actor and writer, known for Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010), Door to Door (2002) and Valentine (2001).
He played the character of Fifth on SG-1 in “Unnatural Selection”, New Order Parts 1 and 2” and “Gemini” as well as Chaka in ”Enemy Mine” and Eamon Finn in “Space Race”


M I K E    D O P U D



Mike Dopud was very thrilled to be cast this past August in the first season of
MISTRESSES, a new series for ABC staring Alyssa Milano, and Jes Macallan.
Mike plays the European business tycoon named Olivier Dubois. As well Mike
can be seen in the feature HALO 4: Forward Unto Dawn where he plays the
stern General Black. You will spot Mike in the new X-MEN Days of Future Past.
Mike also starred in Stargate Universe as Varro.
Mike was nominated for a 2013 LEO AWARD in the “Best Performance by a
supporting Actor” Category for his portrayal of Mike Anderson in TASMANIAN
DEVILS as well as “Best Performance by a Lead Actor” in the 2013 Action on
Film International Film Festival for his moving portrayal of ‘Agamemnon‘ in the
feature CHAINED. Mike can also be seen in the movies THIS MEANS WAR, and MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: GHOST PROTOCOL. Some of his other film credits include 300, CAESAR: RISE OF THE APES, IN THE NAME OF THE KING, WHITE NOISE AND ROLLERBALL.



B I L L   D O W



Bill Dow is an actor, director and writer in theatre, film, and television. He is best known for playing Bill Lee in the Stargate franchise. He also had a recurring roles as Russ Hathaway in the Canadian drama series Da Vinci's Inquest, as Mr. Parkman in Pasadena, and Dr. Charles Burks in The X Files. Bill Dow has played many other guest star and recurring roles in a variety of television series such as Kyle XY and feature films, and has directed several award winning theater productions for the Vancouver Playhouse where he was Artistic Associate for many years.

As an actor Dow has performed many lead roles, including a 2004 Jessie Award winning performance as Martin Dysart in Peter Shaffer's Equus.[1] He served as Associate Artistic Director at the Blyth Festival and the Belfry Theatre, and resident dramaturge at the Banff Playwrights Colony.

Bill Dow recently completed his interdisciplinary PhD in Theatre and Classical Mythology at Simon Fraser University.[2] His studies included an examination of Greek tragedy and the writing of a ‘new’ tragedy – Cupid's Arrow, that tells the beginnings of the story of Jason and Medea – a pre-quel to Euripides' Medea. He maintains an active acting and directing career while teaching Theatre and Mythology at Simon Fraser University.



J O D E L L E    F E R L A N D



Ferland was born in Nanaimo, British Columbia, the daughter of Valerie and Marc Ferland. Her siblings are actress Marisha Ferland and musician Jeremy Ferland.

Jodelle started her career in commercials at the age of two. She made her movie debut at age 4 in the TV-movie Mermaid, for which she received a Daytime Emmy Award nomination, making her the youngest nominee in Emmy history. She has since made guest appearances in several televisions series, including Stargate Atlantis, Dark Angel, Stargate SG1, Smallville and Supernatural, and has appeared in films including They and Trapped.

In 2005, she starred in the Terry Gilliam drama Tideland, for which she received a Genie Award nomination in the Best Actress category. Later, she appeared in the 2006 film Silent Hill, an adaptation of the well-known video game, and had a supporting role in Good Luck Chuck for Lions Gate Entertainment. In 2007, she filmed the movie Case 39 opposite Renée Zellweger, however, due to a lengthy post-production, it was not released until 2010.

She played Bree Tanner in the third film of the Twilight series, titled Eclipse. She stated: "Usually I read the script before I take a role, but I haven't read this one," she explained. "It's Twilight, of course I'm going to take it.”

From 2010 to 2011, she provided the voices of the little sisters for the videogame BioShock 2, appeared in the SyFy movie Ice Quake, and starred in the Lifetime movie Girl Fight.
In 2012, she appeared in the drama Mighty Fine, the horror film The Tall Man, Joss Whedon's The Cabin in the Woods, the stop-motion animated film ParaNorman, and had her first starring role in a comedy, in Home Alone: The Holiday Heist as Alexis Baxter.
 
In 2013, she starred in the family film Midnight Stallion, and the short film Monster.
Most recently, she starred in the crime drama A Warden's Ransom as Kit Brandt and in the short film The Goodbye Girl as Molly.

Since June 2015, she has starred as Five in the SyFy series Dark Matter, based on the comic book series of the same name.



A N D E E   F R I Z Z E L L



A self proclaimed "enthusiast of life" Andee Frizzell has many diverse talents. Andee's mediums are teaching yoga, modeling, acting and writing. Andee has been teaching a unique style of yoga in Vancouver for the last 9 years, creating quite a following. She combines many different styles and philosophies of yoga together with her martial arts training as well as strength training routines to challenge, strengthen and reshape the practices of her many students. Thus allowing her to experience the art of creating, teaching and healing.

As a model Andee has traveled around the world and has been in many high fashion magazines such as American Vogue, Italian Harpers Bizzar and French Marie Claire to name a few. She has graced the runways of Yues St Larent, Valentino and Escada. She continues to express herself as a model through fashion shows and print campaigns produced right here in Vancouver.

Andee's love for acting began at the tender age of four shortly after her first performance as " The Red Sock Puppet" in the Library Daycare puppet show. Although only her left hand was featured in this small independent production, Andee knew that acting was for her and in 2000, with creative juices flowing she was catapulted into the acting world. Having acquired a unique combination of skills this 6' 1", Super Hero is a trained Stunt Fighter, Kung Fu Martial Artist, Works with Firearms, Swords, Long Staff, and Quarter Staff, she started landing small roles right from the beginning. In 2003 Andee booked the role of a lifetime, The QUEEN WRAITH in the hit Sci fi Series Stargate Atlantis. Appearing in several episodes she has continued to wreak havoc in the Pegasus Galaxy for the last 4 seasons. The Production loves her professionalism, charisma and talent. She continues to shine in Hollywood North.

Dividing her time between her passion for teaching, modeling, writing and acting this young woman will continue to inspire, enlighten and entertain us for many years to come.



J E F F   H A N S E N

Managing Director, Sea Shepherd Australia

Jeff Hansen joined Sea Shepherd (SS) in 2006 as a ground support volunteer in the Perth and his passion for marine conservation was quickly noticed.

Jeff was subsequently invited onboard the M/Y Steve Irwin during the 2007-2008 Antarctic Whale Defence Campaign called Operation Migaloo. His role as Quartermaster, saw Jeff make a strategic call which resulted in discovering the centrepiece of the whaling fleet, the Nissan Maru. Upon returning, Sea Shepherd’s leader Captain Paul Watson offered Jeff the position of Australian Director. During Operation Migaloo the direct action by SS spared 500 whales from the harpoon - around half the whalers’ quota.

The following year Jeff again served on board the M/Y Steve Irwin as Quartermaster during Operation Musashi where the crew survived a harrowing ordeal of being trapped in pack ice. Again, Jeff was instrumental in locating the Japanese whaling vessel the Keiko Maru. As a direct result of the crew, 308 whales were saved.

Jeff is a qualified Electronic and Computer Engineer. He was born in Melbourne, but now lives in Perth He and his wife are wildlife rehabilitation carers, caring for sick and injured Bobtail lizards. Jeff is also a proud dad of two young children, Abby and Beau.



L A U R A   H A R P E R



Laura Harper lives in Glasgow, Scotland, where she is a copywriter by day and travels through the Stargate outside of normal working hours. 

She has co-authored three novels with Sally Malcolm: Stargate SG-1: Hostile Ground and Stargate SG-1: Exile from the Stargate SG-1: Apocalypse trilogy, and Stargate SG-1: Sunrise (writing as JF Crane) and has a short story in the Stargate: Points of Origin anthology.

She is occasionally assisted in her writing by her cat, Steve, who believes an open laptop is an excellent place to sit.



M A R K   H A Y N E S


Mark Haynes has been working in and around comics, television, film and pop culture for more than twenty years. On the creative side, in addition to co-writing the critically acclaimed comic book series 24 (based on the Fox TV show), he has also specialized in adapting licensed intellectual properties into comic books including comic book incarnations of the classic BATTLESTAR GALACTICA and the alien invasion thriller FIRST WAVE.
 
Among his most recent projects are the well received pilot script for FLYING APART, PHASE 6, and consulting editor on THE GATECRASHERS. In addition, Mark is also adapting the feature film script GANGSTERLAND to comics for writer/director/producer James Cotton’s Dark Highway imprint.

Mark is currently working on the new Stargate Atlantis comic from American Mythology that comes out in March with a planned Universe comic out later in the year.

Click here to visit American Mythology Productions





V I R G I N I A   H E Y



Road Warrior/Mad Max 2;  The Living Daylights; Farscape; Prisoner Cellblock H; Dr Who audio book/White Ghosts.

Virginia Hey is an Australian actress best known for 4 Cult acting roles:

    “Warrior Woman” in Road Warrior/Mad Max 2.
    Bond girl “Rubivich” in The Living Daylights.
    Cult smash Prisoner Cellblock H as “Leigh Templar”.
    The iconic role of the blue priestess “Zhaan” in the giant cult hit on television, Farscape, for which she was nominated for a Saturn Award for best supporting actress.

Miss Hey has several films to shoot in 2016 including a cameo role "Ruth, Cottage Demon" in the Independent blockbuster movie "Dark Ascension''.
Virginia's past roles include a Dr Who audio book, White Ghosts as Bengel, plus various Australian TV series internationally syndicated, Neighbours as Beth Travers, E Street as Jennifer St. James and Pacific Drive as Margaux Hayes.
Miss Hey has also been passionate about Health and Well-being and has taught Meditation for many decades. We are proud to announce that Virginia will be teaching a Guided Meditation session here at Gatecon - The Homecoming! Full details on the classes can be found HERE



A N D R E W    J A C K S O N



Andrew Jackson is a highly diverse actor who has worked extensively in television, film, theatre, commercial voice and animation. STARGATE SG-1 fans will remember Andrew as the Supreme High Counsellor, PERSUS. His film and television credits include leading and guest starring roles on SEA WOLF( RHI ENT.), MERLINS APPRENTICE (HALLMARK ENT.), JUNCTION (BASENTANA FILMS), CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS,PARAMOUNT, TOUCHSTONE), CHARMED (SPELLING ENT,WB), DEADLY BETRAYAL (HEARST ENT.), SEED (BRIGHTLIGHT PICTURES), ALL I WANT(MILLENIUM PRODUCTIONS),SCARED SILENT (VSZ, LIFETIME NETWORK), THE LAST DON II(CBS), FAMILY OF COPS II( CBS, ALLIANCE), MY BROTHERS KEEPER (TRILOGY ENT.), ARLI$$ (HBO), THE HIGHLANDER (FILMLINE INTERNATIONAL), KING (GLOBAL), BREAKOUT KINGS (A&E, FOX21), THE LISTENER (SHAFTESBURY FILMS), WAREHOUSE 13 (SY FY), LOST GIRL (SHOWCASE, SY FY), BEING ERICA (CBC, BBC INTERNATIONAL) AND SMALLVILLE (WB NETWORK). His many recurring roles include, THE COLLECTOR (CHUM NETWORK), KYLE XY (ABC), EARTH FINAL CONFLICT (ALLIANCE ATLANTIS), SUE THOMAS F.B. EYE (PAX TV) and ANDROMEDA (FIREWORKS). Mr Jackson was a series lead on the ABC soap opera, ALL MY CHILDREN and played the role of Vanaver Mainwairing thoughout the fifth season of WIND AT MY BACK (SULLIVAN FILMS). Andrew was awarded BEST ACTOR at the CABBAGETOWN SHORT FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL (Toronto) for his portrayal of, THE FATHER in MY FATHER IS AN ACTOR (CRAZY 8s). His most recent on camera work includes, ROGUE (Rogue media Inc.), REIGN (CBS/CW) as well as a recurring role on DARK MATTER (SY FY).  Andrew's  extensive theatre resume includes four consecutive seasons at CANADA's STRATFORD FESTIVAL.  Mr Jackson received rave reviews for his portrayal of The Creature in the THEATRE NEW BRUNSWICK production of FRANKENSTEIN.  Andrew's many voice roles include an obnoxious blue sheep named BUFORD on the successful animation series, NUMB CHUCKS (9 STORY ENT).


G A R Y    J O N E S



For 10 years, and over 100 episodes, loyal SG:1 fans were comforted by the presence of gatekeeper, Chief Master-Sergeant Walter Harriman. What fans may not know is that in order to portray Walter, actor Gary Jones drew from over 20 years experience as an actor, an award-winning playwright, an award winning comedic improviser and an award-winning radio comedy writer.

Gary began his career with Toronto’s legendary Second City Improv Theatre, he moved to Vancouver in 1986 and the rest, as he says, is “his story.”

Combined, Gary has appeared in countless TV episodics, MOW’s and feature films as well as numerous stage plays. Prior to his recurring role on Stargate SG:1, Gary recurred on ‘Sliders.’ He played Captain James T. Quirk in Vancouver Theatresports long-running musical smash hit, Star Trik: The Musical. (Note: Dean Haglund of X-Files ‘Lone Gunmen’ fame played Mr. Spork.)

Gary has performed comedy improv in the home of Microsoft’s Bill Gates and has also appeared on-screen with legends Mickey Rooney, Katherine Hepburn and Andre the Seal, one of whom ate an entire bucket of fish a day. (Yes, it was Katherine Hepburn.)


P E T E R   K E L A M I S



Peter Kelamis appeared as Adam Brody on Stargate Universe. Some of his other appearances on TV were in Eureka, The Outer Limits, Corner Gas, Sliders, Stargate SG1, Dead Like Me, The Sentinel, and The X-Files.

Some film appearances were in Happy Gilmore, Fear of Flying, I’ll Be Home for Christmas, Best in Show, The Sport Pages: The Heidi Bowl, and Everything’s Gone Green. As a voice actor, his work is quite prolific; he was the voice of “Goku” in Funimation/Saban’s original dub of Dragon Ball Z, and also voiced Goku in Geneon’s dub of the Dragon Ball Z movies Dead Zone, The World’s Strongest, and The Tree of Might, as well as early episodes of Westwood Media’s international dub of the series. He also voiced “Rolf” in Ed, Edd n Eddy and has voiced “Whiplash” in Iron Man: Armored Adventure. 

He was seen in the final Episode of Fringe, and he recently completed work voicing the role of “YODA” in the STAR WARS: LEGO CHRONICLES



T O M    M c B E A T H



Tom McBeath is a Canadian actor living in Vancouver, Canada and is the winner of three Jessie Awards. He appeared in an episode of Street Justice and later, a second season episode of Highlander. He is best known for playing Harry Maybourne on Stargate SG-1, for the role he was nominated for Gemini award in 1998 and a Leo award in 2005. He is also a stage actor known to take a diverse set of roles.


M I K A   M c K I N N O N



Mika McKinnon is the real-life scientist from the sets of Stargate: Atlantis and Stargate: Universe, earning the title Rocket Surgeon for her scrawling equations.

On the sets of Stargate: Atlantis and Stargate: Universe, Mika McKinnon was variously called Astrophysicist, Mathematics Technician, and Scientist until eventually earning the title Rocket Surgeon. She’s the real-life scientist behind the scrawling equations on behalf of the great Dr. Rodney McKay, and the endless plausible phenomena threatening the hapless starship Destiny.

She continues to gleefully interject truth to create far stranger fiction for projects still within the veil of not-yet-aired secrecy. When not lurking on set of the latest crossover between science and fiction, Mika writes about science for Physics Today, io9, Gizmodo, and New Scientist, or she tromps through the mud with high-voltage geophysical equipment scaring bears.

She will be attending the convention on the Sunday and will have a table set up in the foyer where you can go and chat with her before or after getting your autographs in the main ballroom (Mika will be happy to sign autos too of course).


M I K E    M c L E A N



Michael S. McLean was a post production supervisor for Stargate SG-1 and a post production supervisor for Stargate Atlantis.

Stargate SG-1: Children of the Gods - Final Cut (Video) (post-production supervisor)

 1997-2007 Stargate SG-1 (TV Series) (post-production supervisor - 213 episodes)
- Unending (2007) ... (post-production supervisor - uncredited)
- Dominion (2007) ... (post-production supervisor - uncredited)
- Family Ties (2007) ... (post-production supervisor - uncredited)
- Talion (2007) ... (post-production supervisor - uncredited)
- Bad Guys (2007) ... (post-production supervisor - uncredited)

 2004-2007 Stargate: Atlantis (TV Series) (post-production supervisor - 59 episodes)
- First Strike (2007) ... (post-production supervisor)
- Vengeance (2007) ... (post-production supervisor)
- Submersion (2007) ... (post-production supervisor)
- Sunday (2007) ... (post-production supervisor)
- The Ark (2007) ... (post-production supervisor)


S A L L Y    M A L  C  O L M





Sally Malcolm is the co-founder and commissioning editor of Fandemonium Books.  In addition to commissioning and editing over fifty Stargate titles, Sally has written several Stargate novels herself: Stargate SG-1: "A Matter of Honor", Stargate SG-1: "The Cost of Honor", Stargate Atlantis: "Rising" (novelization), the novella Stargate SG-1: "Permafrost", and, with Laura Harper, she has co-written Stargate SG-1: "Hostile Ground", Stargate SG-1: "Exile", and Stargate SG-1: "Sunrise" (writing as J.F. Crane).  She has also penned four audio dramas for Big Finish Productions: Stargate SG-1: "Gift of the Gods" starring Michael Shanks, Stargate Atlantis: "Savarna" starring Teryl Rothery, Stargate Atlantis: "Perchance to Dream" starring Paul McGillion, and Stargate SG-1: "An Eye for an Eye" starring Michael Shanks, Claudia Black and Cliff Simon.  Sally also wrote two episodes of the video game Stargate SG-1 "Unleashed" which were voiced by Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping and Chris Judge.  Sally is currently working with Laura Harper on the final book in the Stargate SG-1 Apocalypse Trilogy, due for publication in summer 2016.  She lives in London, England with her American husband and two children.

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Nemec was inspired to become an actor after watching the children's film The Goonies at the age of 13, for which his father had done the art direction. He also cites his parents' artistic professions as a major influence, and that acting "seemed the right thing to do".

Nemec began training with the Centre Stage LA theatre company and signed on with an agent after performing in one of their talent showcases. He was booked for several commercials such as Suzuki and eventually landed a guest-spot on the TV show Sidekicks starring Ernie Reyes, Jr., with whom Nemec is still friends today. His first major film role was Tucker: The Man and His Dream in 1988. He appeared in several TV shows, earning an Emmy nomination for his portrayal of Steven Stayner in the television film I Know My First Name Is Steven.

He starred alongside with legendary actors Jack Palance, Peter Boyle and Charlton Heston in the 1990 feature film Solar Crisis.

Nemec played the lead in the TV series Parker Lewis Can't Lose from 1990 to 1993. Also, in 1993, Nemec was cast as Harold Lauder in a TV adaptation of Stephen King's The Stand. In 1997, he played a notable role in the movie Goodbye, America. He also starred in the TV movies My Brother's Keeper alongside Jeanne Tripplehorn and "Blackout" with Jane Seymour. Nemec has made appearances on several TV shows, including Tales from the Crypt, Smallville, CSI: NY, CSI: Miami, Supernatural, and Ghost Whisperer. He also portrayed the serial killers Richard Speck and Ted Bundy. He played leading parts in some original Sci Fi Channel (United States) made TV-movies as Sea Beast, Mansquito, SS Doomtrooper, and "Dragon Wasps".

During the 1990s, Nemec had a brief foray into hip-hop,[4] recording an entire album with the group Starship of Foolz (one of the members was Shane Mooney, the son of comedian Paul Mooney), developed by Matt Robinson and Dedra Tate, and produced by actor Balthazar Getty. He produced a new comic series starring Paul Mooney (comedian) as the president of the United States. He also appeared in the music video Beer for My Horses by Toby Keith and Willie Nelson.

From 2002 to 2004, he appeared as Jonas Quinn on Stargate SG-1, temporarily replacing Michael Shanks (Daniel Jackson) in the line-up of the SG-1 team.

In January 2013, while working on the film "Poseidon Rex", Nemec was involved in a boating accident in which, while being transported to set, the Belizean Coast Guard ran into a semi-submerged barge. His leg was shattered and he required multiple blood transfusions to save his life.



J A N   N E W M A N


Jan Newman was a makeup artist for Stargate SG-1 & Stargate: Atlantis and key makeup artist for Stargate: Continuum & Stargate: The Ark Of Truth.

Jan played a Wedding Guest in Stargate: SG-1 "200".



D A V I D   N Y K L


Nykl was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia, to a nurse mother and a structural engineer father.[1] After the Soviet invasion in 1968, he and his family left then-Communist Czechoslovakia for Canada. Upon arriving at Victoria, British Columbia. Nykl attended the University of British Columbia, where he majored in liberal arts.

Nykl has appeared heavily in Vancouver and Prague in dozens of theater, film and television productions. Known for his versatility and depth as an actor, he has also produced theatre and film projects, and in 1994, he co-founded Prague's Misery Loves Company Theatre with Richard Toth and Ewan McLaren.

Nykl is known to science fiction fans as the recurring Stargate Atlantis character of Dr. Radek Zelenka, a Czech scientist on Earth's expedition to the "lost city" of Atlantis. His character is often seen working with the main scientist Dr. Rodney McKay, with their disagreements recurring throughout the series.

Nykl is fluent in Czech, English, French and Spanish. Though his character on Stargate Atlantis speaks English with a Czech accent, Nykl normally speaks with a Canadian accent. Whenever Zelenka spoke Czech in Stargate Atlantis, Nykl was given the lines in English, and he translated them.



D A N    P A Y N E



Dan Payne was born in Victoria, BC, Canada and subsequently lived a nomadic lifestyle as his family moved a great deal.  Dan has appeared on the big screen in feature films such as No Clue (Carl Bessai), John Tucker Must Die (Betty Thomas),Watchmen (Zach Schneider) as well the upcoming blockbusters World of Warcraft (Duncan Jones) and Star Trek Beyond (Justin Lin), as well as the critically acclaimed indie film “Mulligans.”  Payne’s career to date also compromises of many television features such as: The Hunters, Christmas Miracle, Buried Secrets, A Family Thanksgiving, The Secret Lives of Second Wives, Truth, Hiding, Stranger in the House, Lover’s Leap and many more.  Payne is no stranger to the horror/sci-fi genre with roles in Cabin in the Woods (Drew Goddard), Underworld: Awakening  horror (Mans Marlind/Bjorn Stein) as well as the series film R.L. Stine’s: Haunting Hour, Blood:A Butcher’s Tale and the dark and intriguing web series, Divine: the series (Ivan Hayden).

At 6’4 and 225 pounds Payne was a natural to become an athlete but he also had a thirst for higher education. Upon graduating from high school, he had earned several university scholarships and chose the University of Calgary for his post-secondary education. There he played volleyball for the U of C Dinosaurs, traveling throughout Canada. His successful volleyball career, which included coaching volleyball camps for special needs children eventually ended in Holland.

A subsequent move  to Australia for four years to join his brother Josh led to a stint as a professional photographer and a renewed love of the arts. He started in stand-up comedy, performing in shows that were co-written and co-directed by him and his brother. Eventually moving to London, England, Dan continued to study acting as well as to perform on stage and in film in London England, eventually returning to Canada once he had honed his craft and his confidence. 

Payne’s motion picture career has blossomed  since moving back to Canada. He has become a familiar face on television and was seen in a lead role on the CTV sitcom Alice I Think . He also had guest starring roles on such successful series as Supernatural, Arctic Air, Tower Prep, Fairly Legal, Battlestar Galactica, Dead Like Me, Whistler, The L Word, Saved, Just Cause , Stargate SG1, Stargate: Atlantis, Smallville, The Chris Isaac Show, Robson Arms and two Muppet movies: A Very Muppet Christmas and The Muppets Wizard of Oz.

Dan continues his efforts to constantly expand on his experiences in both comedy and drama, which only strengthens his life long passion for acting.   His career has enjoyed growing success, and the future looks promising for Dan with his leading-man good looks and sense of humor. 


A A R O N   P E A R L



Aaron Pearl, (born May 11, 1972 in Sechelt, British Columbia, Canada) came to screen notice in 1996 with the romantic sports drama Annie O (1995). During that same year, Aaron found supporting roles in such TV-movies as Susie Q (1996), Home Song (1996) and Titanic (1996).

Contrasting his strong television credentials, Aaron's work also includes appearances within such better-known films as X-Men 2 (2003), X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2007), Man of Steel (2013).

In 1999 he wrote, directed, and executive produced his first film Little Boy Blues (1999).

To Stargate fans, Aaron will be instantly recognisable for his portrayal of the young Lt George Hammond in the episode 1969



J A C Q U E L I N E    S A M U D A



Well-known for her role as Nirrti in Stargate SG 1, Samuda is a talented and versatile actor whose career spans film, TV, radio and theatre in the major entertainment industry centres of North America – Los Angeles, Toronto, Vancouver and New York City.

She appears in episodes of Supernatural and Arrow (recurring), and was recently seen in a lead role in the Hallmark movie, Oh Say Can You See, and in a recurring role in the series Spooksville. She has been featured in The L Word (recurring), The Haunting Hour and Smallville among many other film and TV projects. 

She is a past Voicey (Voiceover) Award Finalist for her work in animated projects, video games and national commercial campaigns (recently voicing characters for the animated series The Deep and the video game Crypt of the NecroDancer, and has written and directed for screen and stage.


G A R W I  N    S A N F O R D



Garwin Sanford (born March 14, 1955) is a Canadian actor best known for his portrayal of Narim in Stargate SG-1 and Simon Wallace in Stargate Atlantis.


In 1994-95, he played Captain Taylor Shields in the historical Adventure series Hawkeye. Sanford has also made guest appearances on such television series as Smallville, Airwolf (Season 4), MacGyver, Sliders, Highlander: The Series, The Odyssey, The Outer Limits, Earth: Final Conflict, Dark Angel, The 4400, Eureka, So Weird and Supernatural. He appeared in Another Cinderella Story. He's also an artist, specializing in pen and ink portraiture, and a sculptor.

In 1998 Sanford appeared in Merlin's Apprentice as Lord Weston.

In 2005 Sanford appeared in Recipe for a Perfect Christmas (aka Smothered) as Clay McNeil, JJ's Boss.

In 2013, Sanford appeared as the Red King in Once Upon a Time in Wonderland.


D A N    S H E A



Stunt coordinator / 2nd Unit Director
THE MAGICIANS                                SERIES
                                                SYFY NETWORK
                                                NBC Universal
                                                Producer:Mitch Engel
                                                Director:Scott Smith

THE BOY                                        FEATURE
                                                Lakeshore Entertainment
                                                Producer:David Kern
                                                Director:William Brent Bell

HEART MATTERS                                PILOT
                                                NBC Universal Television
                                                Director:Robbie McNeill

BATES MOTEL 2 + 3                        SERIES
                                                A&E NETWORK
                                                NBC Universal
                                                Producer:Justis Greene
                                                Director:Tucker Gates

THE RETURNED                                SERIES
                                                A&E NETWORK
                                                Executive Producer:Carlton Cuse
                                                Director:Deran Sarafian, various

IN MY DREAMS                                MOW
                                                Director:Kenny Leon

MIDNIGHT SUN                                PILOT
                                                NBC Universal Television
                                                Director:Brad Anderson

PSYCH                                        SERIES
(8 Seasons)                                        NBC Universal Television
                                                Producing Director Mel Damski
                                                Director:John Landis, Various
STARGATE SG-1                                SERIES
(10 Seasons)                                MGM/Showtime
                                                Stunt Double Richard Dean Anderson
                                                Directors:Martin Wood, Peter DeLuise,


STARGATE SG-1:CONTINUUM                Direct to DVD
                                                Director:Martin Wood

STARGATE SG-1:ARK OF TRUTH        Direct to DVD
                                                Director:Robert Cooper

METEOR STORM                                MOW
                                                SciFi Channel

KAYA                                                SERIES
                                                MTV
                                                Directors:Bradley Walsh, Various

PSYCH                                        PILOT
                                                NBC/Universal Television
                                                Director:Michael Engler

SNOW QUEEN                                MINI-SERIES
                                                P.M.P./Hallmark Entertainment
                                                Director:David Wu

SLAPSHOT 2                                FEATURE
                                                Endless Entertainment/Universal

BLACKWOODS                                MOW
                                                Director:Uwe Boll

ROMANTIC COMEDY 101                        MOW
                                                Director:Peter DeLuise

H.E.L.L.                                        MOW
                                                Disney

NET WORTH                                MOW
                                                CBC
                                                Director:Jerry Ciccoritti

GROSS MISCONDUCT                        MOW
                                                CBC
                                                Director:Atom Egoyan


C L I F F    S I M O N



In 1982, after serving his two-year term in the air force, he landed a job teaching windsurfing and waterskiing at a resort hotel. As fate would have it, a stage show was in production at the resort and Simon was informed by one of the performers that the choreographer was looking for a gymnast. Simon somehow knew that this was going to be the first step towards a career on stage. Simon subsequently performed all over the world in various stage productions as a dancer/acrobat, culminating in his dream role as a performer at the world famous Moulin Rouge, Paris, in 1989.

On his return to South Africa, Simon pursued his stage career as an actor. Whilst studying drama, Simon secured himself a modelling agent and enjoyed success in ramp, print and television commercials. Simon received recognition as a model in South Africa and was asked to enter the Mr. South Africa talent and action man competition. On winning this competition in 1992, Simon was offered an audition on a successful television series, Egoli: Place of Gold. After guest starring on the show for three months, he accepted a permanent contract for a lead role in the show, which he continued for six years.

In 1997, he married his girlfriend in a game lodge in South Africa. After being personally affected by the high levels of crime in Johannesburg, he decided to immigrate to the USA, hoping for a better quality of life. This also gave him the opportunity to further his acting career.

Arriving in 2000 in Los Angeles, Simon secured an agent, and landed a guest star role with Don Johnson on the hit TV series, Nash Bridges. A short time after that, he acquired the guest star role of Ba'al on Stargate SG-1. Cliff's combination of charming bad guy charisma and wicked sense of humor made him a viewer favorite antagonist, keeping his character recurring for five seasons. In 2008, Simon was brought back to play Ba'al in the Stargate movie Stargate: Continuum.

In 2015, Simon appeared in a video as Ba'al for the conservation group, Sea Shepherd
In July 2015, Cliff was confirmed for a supporting role in the sci-fi/thriller "Project Eden".


S U S A N N A H   S I N A R D



Susannah Parker Sinard is a new author with Fandamonium. Her debut novel, Stargate SG-1: The Hall of the Two Truths, is due to be published in 2016.

A graduate of the University of Michigan, she holds a B.A. in English, as well as a master’s degree and doctorate in the health care field. Science Fiction television has captured her imagination since she first heard the words “Danger, Will Robinson!” at the age of five, and she has been “lost in space” ever since.

Under the name AstraPerAspera, she has written fan fiction for Stargate, Star Trek, Sanctuary and Doctor Who.  She is the mother of two and currently resides in Ohio with her husband and a beagle named Lily.


J E N N I F E R   S P E N C E



Jennifer Spence - well-known to sci-fi audiences as the brainy and secretly libidinous Dr. Lisa Park on Stargate Universe, Jennifer is currently enjoying her third season run as the plucky I.T. genius, Betty Robertson, on Syfy’s hugely popular time travel procedural Continuum.

Other memorable appearances include lead, recurring and guest-starring roles on Christmas Icetastrophe, Supernatural, Alcatraz, The Killing, Eureka, The 4400 and The Core. A project that is especially close to her heart is the feature film Down River. Written and directed by her husband, Ben Ratner, Jennifer starred in and also co-produced the multiple award-winning film which recently toured the film festival circuit and was released theatrically in Canada to audience and critical acclaim. It is now available on iTunes in Canada.

Upcoming projects include the highly anticipated Steven Spielberg-produced series The Whispers, Motive (starring fellow SGU cast mate Louis Ferreira) and The Adept, a short sci-fi film produced by Continuum creator Simon Barry, and written/directed by Continuum‘s visual effects supervisor Adam Stern.


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Sharon Taylor was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia. She is best known for her role on the television series Stargate Atlantis as Amelia Banks. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in theatre from Simon Fraser University. She worked extensively in theatre for many years before switching to television and film. She has trained in martial arts for over 15 years and has a second degree black belt in karate kickboxing. Upon learning that Sharon was a black belt kickboxer, the producers of Stargate: Atlantis decided to write it into her character's actions in the episode "The Prodigal"


J I L L    T E E D



Jill Teed is a Canadian actress. She is a genre actress who appears in many sci-fi roles. She has appeared in a range of television guest roles such Street Justice, The X-Files, Stargate SG-1, Sliders, and The Outer Limits.

She has appeared in such feature films as X-Men 2 as Bobby Drake's mother, Mission to Mars and Godzilla 2014. She played the role of FBI Agent Kaayla Brooks in "Reluctant Heroes", a Season Four episode of Highlander: The Series. She played Maggie Sawyer, a Metropolis police chief, on Smallville. She portrayed Sergeant Hadrian, the Galactica's Master-at-Arms, in the first season of Battlestar Galactica. She played Colonel Lasky in the web series Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn


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Emilie Ullerup-Petersen (born 27 October 1984) is a Danish actress. She is best known for playing Ashley Magnus on the television series Sanctuary.

Ullerup was born in Copenhagen, Denmark as a child of a diplomatic family, daughter of Ove Ullerup-Petersen. As a diplomat's daughter she had to move very often and grew up all over the world. Her love to perform developed early. In every new school she played every school play or musical. After graduation from high school in Copenhagen in 2003, she moved to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and attended the Vancouver Film School, graduating in 2005.

Ullerup's first role was that of Julia Brynn on the remake television series of Battlestar Galactica in 2006, which aired on the Sci Fi Channel. She played Ashley Magnus in the first and second seasons of the television show Sanctuary until her character was written out. Her departure remained a topic of heated debate among fans, with many of them wanting her brought back in future episodes, until the show was cancelled in 2012.



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Peter Williams (born December 31, 1957) is a Jamaican-born actor currently residing in Canada. The majority of his work has been in television, including his role as the primary villain Apophis in the first four seasons of Stargate SG-1 (plus a few appearances thereafter). However, he has also appeared on the big screen in films such as Catwoman and The Chronicles of Riddick. His brother Stephen is also in the entertainment business, and has directed several episodes of television shows including Dark Angel, Crossing Jordan and Lost.

In 1995, two years prior to Stargate SG-1‍ '​s premiere, Williams starred in the 1995 movie Jungleground with three other actors from the Stargate franchise: Torri Higginson (Elizabeth Weir), J. R. Bourne (Martouf), and Lexa Doig (Dr. Lam)

Most recently, he played the lead Gene Wright in Frances-Anne Solomon's 2007 feature film A Winter Tale.



D A V I D   W I N N I N G



David Winning (born May 8, 1961) is a Canadian and American dual Citizen film and television director, screenwriter, producer, editor, and occasional actor. Although Winning has worked in numerous film and TV genres, his name is most commonly associated with science fiction, thrillers and drama.

Winning was born in Calgary, Alberta.[1] He became a dual citizen of the US and Canada in 2003 and lives in Los Angeles. He was making films at age ten with a Super 8 camera. In 1979, he received a Canada Council grant to make the sixteen millimeter drama Sequence,[2] and expanded the plotline into his first feature film Storm, filmed in the summer of 1983 in Bragg Creek, Alberta. It was shot with money that his father had set aside for film school and was screened at Cannes.[1] It took four years to finish and was released by Golan-Globus' Cannon Films International and Warner Home Video in 1988. A December 11, 1989 LA Times review called the film "taut, ambitious and darkly comic".[3]

At 27, he directed episodes of Friday the 13th: The Series for Paramount and received three Gemini Award nominations.[4] His second feature Killer Image followed in 1992; the mystery-thriller starred Michael Ironside and M. Emmet Walsh. Throughout the 1990s and 2000s he directed 17 movies and episodes of twenty-seven series, including Stargate: Atlantis,[5] ABC's Dinotopia filmed in Budapest, Nickelodeon’s Are You Afraid of the Dark?, and four seasons on Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda.[6] He directed Kim Cattrall, Sean Young, and Eric McCormack in the award-winning thriller Exception to the Rule. His biggest budget studio movie to date is the $29-million kids sci-fi action sequel Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie for 20th Century Fox.[7] He directed seven episodes of the Cannell police series Street Justice with Carl Weathers.[8][self-published source?] Winning said “Episodic TV gets no respect” in a March 2000 Toronto Star interview.[9] He directed a 16-year-old Ryan Gosling in the Pilot and seven episodes of the Paramount UPN kid series Breaker High.

According to the February 2010 Avatar issue of Sci Fi Magazine, he was slated to direct the movie Sinbad: The Fifth Voyage with Patrick Stewart.[10] He directed episodes of Space Channel's comedy/horror series Todd and the Book of Pure Evil and Lost Girl[1] for SYFY Channel and Showcase—and supervised and directed the far north webisode series YUKONIC online in 2011. He is directing XIII: The Series with Stuart Townsend, produced by Roger Avary for French Canal +, and multiple episodes of the live audience multi-camera sitcom Mr. Young for The Disney Channel.


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Bruce Woloshyn was one of the key visual effects team members for both Stargate SG-1 and Stargate: Atlantis. Bruce's work can be seen in over 170 episodes of the combined series and garnered him five Primetime Emmy nominations for outstanding achievement in visual effects, as well as several other awards and nominations for his work on the franchise. Over the length of the Stargate SG-1 series, Bruce is credited as compositing the very first visual effect shot in the pilot,Children of the Gods, and the very last shot in the final episode of the series, Unending. This set of visual effects "bookends" on the series is unprecedented in episodic television. Bruce's close association with both SG-1 and Atlantis also included several cameo appearances in both shows over the years, as well as accompanying the SG-1 cast and crew to the arctic in 2007 for the filming of the Stargate SG-1 movie, Continuum. In addition to the Stargate franchise, Bruce has also created visual effects for such television series as Smallville, The Outer Limits, Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda and The Guard.

Since creating imagery for the Stargate franchise, Bruce has pursued his passion for visual effects by designing and supervising them for a wide variety of feature film projects. Bruce's feature film credits include the sci-fi action film, RoboCop (2014), the IMAX 3-D concert experience, Metallica Through The Never (2013), the Bruce Willis action film, RED 2 (2013), as well as the blockbusters, G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013), The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 & Part 2 (2011 & 2012) and the original Night At The Museum (2006). Bruce's latest work could be seen this summer in the action thriller, San Andreas, starring Dwayne Johnson for Warner Bros. and the revisiting of the comedy classic, Vacation, starring Ed Helms and Christina Applegate.

Bruce is a voting member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the Visual Effects Society, and the Academy of Canadian Film and Television. Bruce's interest in the visual effects industry began as a child when he experimented with miniatures filmed on Super-8 mm film and continued in high school where he would shoot and edit reel-to-reel black and white videotape. Bruce graduated with Honors from the Radio and Television Arts program at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT), in Edmonton, Canada. In 2012, Bruce was named one of NAIT's top 50 all time alumni.


M A R T I N    W O O D


Martin Wood began his television career in 1995. Although he is best known for his work on the Stargate franchise's Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis, he has also directed for many other television series, including The Invisible Man and Earth: Final Conflict. In addition, Martin directed two TV specials on sudden infant death syndrome.

Along with Peter DeLuise, Andy Mikita and Will Waring, Wood was one of Stargate SG-1's main directors during its 10-year run. He also frequently appears as an extra known as "Major Wood" in the Stargate SG-1 episodes that he directs, often assisting Sergeant Siler as a repairman using the oversized crescent wrench that serves as an inside joke. He is also featured on many Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis DVD special features, such as featurettes and audio commentaries.

Recently, Wood was the director for the science-fiction series Sanctuary, starring Amanda Tapping and Christopher Heyerdahl. He was also set to direct Stargate: Revolution (working title), the third Stargate SG-1 direct-to-DVD movie, but that production has been shelved indefinitely


A L E X     Z A H A R A



Alex Zahara has over 100 screen credits in television and film and has appeared in numerous plays. Alex has a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Acting from The University of British Columbia and has been an actor, director, producer, acting coach and casting director for the past 18 years. Alex has recently directed and co-produced his first short film, Not Indian Enough which was accepted into the Vancouver International Film Festival 2014, Alex also Co-Produced the feature, Patterson’s Wager, as well as casting the movie and playing a lead role in the film. Patterson’s Wager recently won Best Independent Feature at the Winnipeg International Film Festival 2015, Best Foreign Feature at the Big Island Film Festival in Hawaii 2015, it has also been accepted to the Whistler International Film Festival in December 2015.
 
Alex also Co-Directed and Executive Produced the television pilot, Bandwagon. Alex’s recent acting credits include a recurring part as Oberfeuhrer Oliver Diels in Amazon’s upcoming series, The Man In The High Castle, based on the Philip K Dick novel.  Alex can also be seen in the upcoming feature films: Brain On Fire, as  starring Chloe Grace Metz and Carrie-Anne Moss playing Carrie’s husband in the film and in The 9th Life of Louis Drax as hand writing analyst Eduardo Navarro as well as the Nickelodeon comedy, Liar, Liar, Vampire as Baron Von Awesome. 
TV Guest-starring roles as: Jolly Jack in the new CBC Drama Strange Empire, Carl Grady in Hallmark Channel’s, When Calls the Heart, the lead antagonist in the feature film, Lonesome Dove Church, with Tom Berenger and Greyston Holt.  Alex has also starred and co-starred in such shows as ABC’s, Once Upon A Time, as King Midas (recurring), AMC's, Hell On Wheels, as U.S. Calvary officer Lieutenant Weston (recurring), and can be seen as Doctor Renard in the upcoming feature film Horns, starring Daniel Radcliff, opening Oct 31, 2014.
Alex’s other varied screen credits also include a Viking in The Thirteenth Warrior starring Antonio Banderas and Omar Sharif, a gunslinger in Open Range starring Kevin Costner and Robert Duvall, as naval officer in 2012 directed by Roland Emmerich, a Swedish immigrant in the western film Gunless starring Paul Gross, a detective in FOX’s Fringe and a crime boss in the CW’s, Arrow.  The role Alex is most proud is of that of Karl Rademacher in, The Outer Limits 100th episode Tribunal, (based on holocaust survivor Leo Egan’s life) where Alex portrayed a Nazi officer who ran the barracks of Auschwitz.

A familiar face to sci-fi fans, Alex has also appeared as 8 different characters on Stargate SG-1, more than any other actor, most of them in full prosthetic makeup. Alex has also appeared in a number of science fiction films and TV shows including the Sci-fi Network’s mini series Riverworld where he portrayed real life Hindenberg engineer Ludwig Durr.

Alex also has many animation and video game credits as well as a number of commercials and industrial voice-overs: Marvel Knights: The Inhumans, Marvel Knights: The Imortals, Gundam 00, Nana, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Iron Man The Armored Adventures and The Roswell Conspiracies, Telus, Canfor, The Source and many others.

Alex has received a Leo nomination for Best Actor in the short film Evirati and Jessie Richardson nominations for his work in the plays Mojo (winning Best Ensemble) and The Promised Land, nomination for best lead Actor.

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« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2015, 01:45:25 PM »
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« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2015, 02:59:37 PM »
Your guide to Who's Who on The Homecoming guest list.

Keep checking back as the list will change as more guests are announced.

Our confirmed guests so far are;

Richard Dean Anderson
Amanda Tapping
Michael Shanks
Jay Acovone
Tony Amendola
Erick Avari
Steve Bacic
Sabine Bauer
Barry Campbell
Garry Chalk
Colin Cunningham
Lexa Doig
Dian Dru Botsford
David Hewlett
Chris Heyerdahl
Gary Jones
John deLancie
Rachel Lutrell
Tom McBeath
Mike McLean
Sally Malcolm
Corin Nemec
Dan Payne
Teryl Rothery
Jacqueline Samuda
Dan Shea
Cliff Simon
Jill Teed
Peter Williams
Bruce Woloshyn
Martin Wood
Alex Zahara


OMG I THINK I PASSED OUT FOR A MINUTE!!!!!

I can't believe this!  This is the one I've been waiting for since I became a fan 6 years ago!!! 

I LOVE YOU GUYS!!! <3 <3 <3
 
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« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2015, 05:56:25 PM »
I promise I am not in a heap on the floor....
 
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« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2015, 06:59:08 PM »
Best part of the announcements is the guest so far...ie more to come!!! Holy Hannah!
 
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« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2015, 02:35:17 PM »
Can I ask when will we get an idea on guests auto/photo prices?

As I really want to come but live in the UK and need to work out all costs.
 
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« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2015, 04:06:15 PM »
Difficult to put an estimate on that as we will need to speak with each guest. Chances are we will start adding them in as we go rather than waiting until we have them all in hand.

I'll start a thread here with a list of names and prices.

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While autographs are limited to one per person, will it be permitted to purchase multiple photo ops or purchase an extra copy to have it signed?
 

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So excited.  What a great list!
 

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« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2015, 12:11:03 AM »
So excited.  What a great list!

I'm wondering if it's going to get longer between now and next September...
 
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