FanX 2017 Celebrity Guests – Stan Lee

FanX 2017 Celebrity Guests – Stan Lee

FanX 2017 Celebrity Guests – Stan Lee

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NAME: STAN LEE
APPEARING: Saturday Only
KNOWN FOR: ComicBook Writer. Former president and chairman of Marvel Comics.
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Stan Lee is an American comicbook writer, editor, publisher, media producer, television host, actor, voice actor and former president and chairman of Marvel Comics.

In collaboration with several artists, most notably Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, he co-created Spider-Man, the Hulk, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Thor, the X-Men, and many other fictional characters, introducing complex, naturalistic characters and a thoroughly shared universe into superhero comic books. In addition, he headed the first major successful challenge to the industry’s censorship organization, the Comics Code Authority, and forced it to reform its policies. Lee subsequently led the expansion of Marvel Comics from a small division of a publishing house to a large multimedia corporation.

He was inducted into the comic book industry’s Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame in 1994 and the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1995. Lee received a National Medal of Arts in 2008.

FanX 2017 Celebrity Guests – Cary Elwes

FanX 2017 Celebrity Guests – Cary Elwes

FanX 2017 Celebrity Guests – Cary Elwes

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NAME: CARY ELWES
APPEARING: Both Days
KNOWN FOR: The Princess Bride, Robin Hood: Men in Tights
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Cary Elwes is an English-American actor and voice actor, best known for his roles as Westley in The Princess Bride, Arthur Holmwood in Francis Ford Coppola’s Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Robin Hood in Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Garrett in Quest for Camelot, and Dr. Lawrence Gordon in Saw and Saw 3D: The Final Chapter.

He also appeared in box office hits such as Days of Thunder, Hot Shots!, Twister, Liar Liar, and New Year’s Eve. He has had recurring roles in television series such as The X-Files playing Brad Follmer, in Psych playing Pierre Despereaux, and in BYUtv series Granite Flats playing CIA Director Hugh Ashmeade. Elwes played the young Pope John Paul II in the 2005 CBS television film Pope John Paul II.

He has provided voice work for characters in film and television animations such as Quest for Camelot, Pinky and The Brain, Batman Beyond, Family Guy, Sophia the First, and the English versions of the Studio Ghibli films; Porco Rosso, Whisper of the Heart, and The Cat Returns. In 2009, he appeared in Robert Zemeckis’s motion capture adaption of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. In 2011 he also appeared in Steven Spielberg’s motion capture adaptation of Belgian artist Hergé’s popular comic strip The Adventures of Tintin.

Cary Elwes is currently working on several projects, including playing D.W. Griffith in the Mary Pickford bio The First, due out later this year.

FanX 2017 Celebrity Guests – “Weird Al” Yankovic

FanX 2017 Celebrity Guests – “Weird Al” Yankovic

FanX 2017 Celebrity Guests – “Weird Al” Yankovic

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NAME: “WEIRD AL” YANKOVIC
APPEARING: Both Days
KNOWN FOR: Singer, Songwriter & Actor
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Al Yankovic is an American singer, songwriter, parodist, record producer, satirist, actor, voice actor, music video director, film producer, and author. He is known for his humorous songs that make light of popular culture and often parody specific songs by contemporary musical acts, original songs that are style pastiches of the work of other acts, and polka medleys of several popular songs, featuring his favored instrument, the accordion.

Since his first-aired comedy song in 1976, he has sold more than 12 million albums (as of 2007) recorded more than 150 parody and original songs and has performed more than 1,000 live shows. His works have earned him four Grammy Awards and a further 11 nominations, four gold records, and six platinum records in the United States. Weird Al’s first top ten Billboard album (Straight Outta Lynwood) and single (“White & Nerdy”) were both released in 2006, nearly three decades into his career. His latest album, Mandatory Fun (2014), became his first number-one album during its debut week.

Weird Al’s success comes in part from his effective use of music video to further parody popular culture, the song’s original artist, and the original music videos themselves, scene-for-scene in some cases. He directed later videos himself and went on to direct for other artists including Ben Folds, Hanson, The Black Crowes, and The Presidents of the United States of America. With the decline of music television and the onset of social media, Weird Al used YouTube and other video sites to publish his videos; this strategy proved integral helping to boost sales of his later albums including Mandatory Fun. Weird Al has stated that he may forgo traditional albums in favor of timely releases of singles and EPs following on this success.

In addition to recording his albums, Weird Al wrote and starred in the film UHF (1989) and The Weird Al Show (1997). He has also made guest appearances and voice acting roles on many television shows and video web content, in addition to starring in Al TV specials on MTV. He has also written two children’s books, When I Grow Up and My New Teacher and Me!

FanX 2017 Celebrity Guests – Chris Sarandon

FanX 2017 Celebrity Guests – Chris Sarandon

FanX 2017 Celebrity Guests – Chris Sarandon

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NAME: CHRIS SARANDON
APPEARING: Both Days
KNOWN FOR: The Princess Bride, The Nightmare Before Christmas
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Christopher Sarandon is best known for playing Prince Humperdinck in the movie The Princess Bride, the vampire Jerry Dandridge in Fright Night and Detective Mike Norris in the first entry of the Child’s Play series, and for providing the voice of Jack Skellington in The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Sarandon was born and raised in Beckley, West Virginia. He earned a degree in performing arts at West Virginia University. During 1968, Sarandon relocated to New York City, where he obtained his first television role as Dr. Tom Halverson for the series The Guiding Light before obtaining the role of Al Pacino’s wife in Dog Day Afternoon (1975), a performance which earned him nominations for Best New Male Star of the Year at the Golden Globes and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Sarandon reprised his role as Jack Skellington in Disney Infinity, Disney Infinity 3.0, Disney Infinity Marvel Super Heroes, and Kingdom Hearts II video games. He has also made appearances in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, ER, The Wild Thornberrys, Felicity, Judging Amy, Charmed, Law & Order, Psych, The Good Wife, and most recently, on the Netflix hit Original Series Orange is the New Black.

FanX 2017 Celebrity Guests – Adrian Paul

FanX 2017 Celebrity Guests – Adrian Paul

FanX 2017 Celebrity Guests – Adrian Paul

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NAME: ADRIAN PAUL
APPEARING: Both Days
KNOWN FOR: Highlander
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Adrian Paul has had a successful 25-year acting career that has made him internationally recognized, and respected. His most notable role, playing Duncan Macleod, in the international hit television series, “Highlander,” was instrumental in the success of the first international co-production ever to run over 100 episodes.

It is his versatility, discipline, and solid work ethic that have been the underpinnings of a varied acting career, that spans over 25 films and more than 200 hours of television. Taking on such a rich diversity of roles, he has worked in both Europe and America as an actor, yet his experience reaches all levels of the entertainment business.

He has directed four of the most successful Highlander episodes, written several original screenplays, exec produced a Lionsgate TV series and the Highlander Feature film, “The Source.” In 2009 he opened his production company, Filmblips Inc with his partner Zoltan Furedi, in order to develop compelling stories catering to a worldwide audience and backed by solid creative and business packages. Now Adrian is ready to direct his first feature and Filmblips are in the final stages of development on a slate of five movies.

Whatever the project Adrian has always maintained a professional work ethic, founded by hard work, passion, and honesty.

FanX 2017 Celebrity Guests – Tara Strong

FanX 2017 Celebrity Guests – Tara Strong

FanX 2017 Celebrity Guests – Tara Strong

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NAME: TARA STRONG
APPEARING: Both Days
KNOWN FOR: Rugrats, The Fairly Odd Parents, Teen Titans, Batman: Arkham, Princess Mononoke
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Tara Strong is a voice actor best known for My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, as the voice of Timmy in The Fairly Odd Parents, the voice of Bubbles The Powerpuff Girls, and the voice of Kaya in Princess Mononoke.

Strong was born on February 12, 1973, in Toronto, Ontario. Her first professional role was Gracie in Limelight Theater’s production of The Music Man at age 13. She had a guest role in the action series T. and T. Her first major cartoon role was the title role in Hello Kitty’s Furry Tale Theater. She starred in the short-lived CBC Television sitcom Mosquito Lake. She took improv classes at The Second City in Toronto and continued acting in both animated and live-action shows and films, before moving to Los Angeles in January 1994.

Strong has since worked on over 460 projects, including voicing characters in a wide range of TV Shows, Animated Features, and Video Games for DC and Marvel, including Justice League Action, Young Justice, Teen Titans Go!, Ultimate Spider-Man, DC Super Hero Girls, Marvel’s Guardian of The Galaxy, Batman: The Killing Joke, Batman: Arkham Underworld, Lego DC Comics Superheroes: Justice League – Gotham City Breakout, Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles, and more.

Tara is currently working on several projects due out this year, including voicing Twilight Sparkle in My Little Pony: The Movie, Harley Quinn in the Injustice 2 Video Game. She will also be in Animal Crackers with Wallace Shawn, Danny DeVito, and Ian McKellen.

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