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More Information About Our Guests
Author Guest of Honor
Elizabeth Moon is a former Marine Lieutenant, paramedic, and city alderman. Elizabeth has a B.A. in History, and has a B.A. (and done graduate work) in Biology. She was a Hugo Nominee in 1997 for her book Remnant Population. If the names Heris Serano, Sassinak, Esmay Suiza, or Paksenarrion bring pleasant memories to mind, then you are familiar with her work.
A native of Texas, she reports that her mother says she was writing verses and stories as soon as she could hold a pencil. Her interest in science fiction began in high school and was writing science fiction within a couple of weeks of first reading it. Her most recent book is The Speed of Dark.
She believes that to be creative a writer must consume sufficient quantities of the four basic writer food groups: salt, sugar, fat, and chocolate. She enjoys swimming, horseback riding, and walking on scenic trails to "keep her books from growing on her."
For additional information, please refer to Elizabeth Moon's Web Page.
Artist Guest of Honor
Prior to joining "Deep Space Nine", Anthony Fredrickson was an assistant to Caglione and Drexter Makeup Effects Lab and joined the company when they moved to Hollywood during the feature film "Dick Tracy".
He began his work on "DS9" as a model maker, but trained as a graphic artist under Mike Okuda during the second season. He also did graphic design work on "Star Trek: Generations", "Star Trek: First Contact", and "Star Trek: Insurrection."
It may be that Anthony's Trek work was fated. He attended the second-ever "Star Trek" convention in New York City in 1972. He was the staffer on "The Star Trek Giant Poster Book" and still has his ticket stubs to the premier of "Star Trek: the Motion Picture".
In the year 2000, he married his long time associate and friend, Penny Juday.
We regret to announce that Anthony Fredrickson has been called back early to start work on the next season of Enterprise and will be unable to appear at this year's convention.
For additional information, please refer to the Internet Movie Database listing for Anthony Fredrickson.
Artist Guest of Honor
Penny Juday is a native Elkhart, IN who got her big break in set production in the highly acclaimed film, "Hunt for Red October." She served as a lighting advisor to the set decorator.
And, she knew what she was talking about. Before moving to Los Angeles, Penny did a tour with the U.S. Navy as a supervisor for submarine fleet scheduling and staffing.
She continued as an advisor on other films such as "Flight of the Intruder" and "Star Trek VI".
That last job brought her into the Star Trek universe and there she has stayed. For the first season of "Deep Space Nine" Penny was a shopper/buyer and production assistant.
During "DS9's" hiatus, she worked on the films "On Deadly Ground", "Wayne's World", "Monkey Business" and "Blue Chips".
She then returned as Herman Zimmerman's assistant and art coordinator on "Star Trek: Generations". She has since worked on "Star Trek the World Tour", "Star Trek the Experience" in Las Vegas, contributed to many "Star Trek" related books and was project coordinator for "Star Trek: the Magazine". Continuing in the Sci/Fi world Penny has also worked on the last feature film, "Nemesis", as well as art department coordinator for "Alien Resurrection".
Penny is currently co-producing the "Star Trek" DVD sets as well as being the "Star Trek" Archivist for the massive prop, model and drawing collection on the Paramount Lot.
She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Anthony Fredrickson, who is a graphics design artist on "Enterprise". They met during their work together on "Deep Space Nine". Together, they have cats and 2 dogs. Penny is also an animal rescue philanthropist.
For additional information, please refer to the Internet Movie Database listing for Penny Juday.
Guest of Honor
For more than 20 years Richard Herd has had an impressive career as a
character actor. Richard has played everything from tough cops to alien
invaders and is an award winning stage actor, receiving the Obie Award for
"The Couch with Six Insides", which he co-produced.
During the 80's he played Captain Sheridan along side William Shatner in
"T.J. Hooker." He has appeared on "M*A*S*H", "Dr.
Quinn, Medicine Woman", "Scarecrow and Mrs. King." In the 90's
Richard showed his comedic side as Mr. Wilhelm on the hit television show,
"Seinfeld," which earned him a Screen Actors Guild Award.
Richard's feature film credits include, "The China Syndrome",
"All the President's Men", "F.I.S.T.", "The Onion
Field", "SGT. Bilko", and "Midnight In the Garden of Good
and Evil" just to name but a few.
His roles in the Sci/Fi world include "Hercules In New York",
"Trancers" and "Yesterday's Target". Best known as John
the Supreme Commander from the NBC mini-series "V", Richard has also
appeared in "Star Trek: The Next Generation" as a Klingon,
"Quantum Leap" as Captain Galaxy, "Buffy the Vampire
Slayer", "Beauty and the Beast", "Tales From the
Crypt", "The Incredible Hulk", "The Powers of Matthew
Star", "Knight Rider", and the pilot episode of "The
Greatest American Hero".
Richard's recurring roles on "Star Trek: Voyager" as Admiral Owen
Paris, "Seaquest" as Admiral William Noyce, "Brisco County
JR." as President Grover Cleveland has earned him legion of fans..
detailing some of Richard's latest projects can be found in the
News Section of the
Official Star Trek website.
For additional information, please refer to the Internet Movie Database listing for Richard Herd.
Anita La Selva
Guest of Honor
Anita La Selva's statuesque dark looks have made her a popular choice with many casting agents and directors. Anita can be currently seen as alien leader "Zo'or"
in "Gene Roddenberry's Earth: Final Conflict" (VR/SPACE/SYN) and is the host and narrator of a new information series on Discovery Channel, "Future
Tense." Keep your eyes on this much sought-after actress as her star rises in the Canadian film, television and theatre scene.
Anita was lucky enough to grow up in an artistic environment. Both her parents were theatrical costume cutters at the world renown Stratford Theatre Festival
as well as at the CBC and Livent. As a teenager, Anita was an A-student and participated in many extracurricular activities such as; Drama Club, French Club
and was a member of the basketball team. During her summers, she worked at the Strafford Theatre box office and spent most of her time watching plays. It was
then that she became enamoured with the stage and decided to pursue a career in theatre. At first, her parents were not supportive of her decision. They were
worried that their daughter would suffer too much rejection and be out of work but as they saw her career blossom, they quickly changed their minds. Now they
are fully supportive of all her artistic endeavours.
She has worked extensively in television, film and theatre with credits across Ontario including the Lighthouse, Muskoka and Kawartha Festivals, the Thousand
Islands Playhouse ("Private Lives," Blithe Spirit"), Huron Country Playhouse, Theatre Terra Nova ("The Art of War") and the Gryphon Theatre.
She has performed with numerous Toronto Alternative Companies such as The Kensington Carnival ("Blood Wedding"), Whetstone Productions ("Bedtime
Stories"), Nightwood Theatre Groundswell Festival ("Bum Wrap"), the Modern Times Stage Company ("The Balcony") and Equity Showcase Theatre ("Macbeth").
Many might also recognize Anita from her television appearances on "The Alex Kelly Story," "Mistrial," "Under The Piano," "TekWar,"
"Comics!" for CBC, "Spencer: Pale Kings and Princes" for ABC and "Kung Fu: The Legend Continues." Anita was a member of the Esmeralda Enrique Spanish
Dance company for three seasons and was also a member of the prestigious multi-disciplinary collective URGE from 1995-98, where she co-created and
performed in the highly acclaimed "She Promised She'd Bake A Pie" at the DuMaurier Theatre and at the High Performance Rodeo in Calgary.
Anita was co-founder and co-producer of Sycrorax Productions from 1992-95. During this period she co-produced and performed in "Ficky Stingers," "Low
Level Panic" (Summerworks Festivals), "Her Aching Heart" (Fringe of Toronto Festival) and "Forfeits," which she directed (Montreal Fringe
Festival). In 1996 she co-wrote "Girls Love Be Harlots," a play about Canadian writer Elizabeth Smart, for Angelwood Theatre and the Fringe of Toronto
Festival. Recently, she created a company with Toronto actor Sarah Neville, to workshop and produce Canadian playwright Scott Sharplin's brilliant new
psychological drama "Touch" in the spring of 2001.
Although Anita doesn't have a lot of spare time, she enjoys spending it with her husband, Richard, and her cat, Clarence when she does have a moment between
her many jobs. She also enjoys yoga and cooking great meals to de-stress from her hectic schedule.
Anita looks forward to her bright future and her philosophy to guide her there "is to always remind herself to stay open to what the Universe has to offer
and to not get fixated on one thing, as to let thousands of other good and different opportunities pass her by." With that type of faith, good Karma is
sure to come her way.
Filmography - (1990s) (1980s)
- "Earth: Final Conflict" (1997) TV Series ....
... aka "EFC" (1997) (USA: promotional abbreviation)
... aka "Gene Roddenberry's Battleground Earth" (1997) (USA)
... aka "Gene Roddenberry's Earth: Final Conflict" (1997)
... aka "Mission Erde: Sie sind unter uns" (1999) (Germany: dubbed version)
- Mistrial (1996) (TV) .... Paula Lomax
- Under the Piano (1995) (TV) .... Juliet 24
- Spenser: Pale Kings and Princes (1994) (TV) .... Emmy
- Conspiracy of Love (1987) (TV) .... Deidre
For additional information, please refer to the Internet Movie Database listing for Anita La Selva.
Guest of Honor
Anthony Montgomery is one of the latest additions to the Star Trek family as he portrays Ensign Travis Mayweather on "Enterprise." A native of Indianapolis, this is his first 'con' appearance in his home town.
Anthony began acting in college when he was asked to audition for a play and got the part. He pursued acting and graduated while studying at Indiana University, Purdue University at Indianapolis.
He then transferred to Ball State University, where he graduated with a B.S. in performance theatre and drama. Anthony also did some stand-up comedy in Indianapolis and worked on the set of the film "Hard Rain" as a background extra and production assistant.
He soon he moved to California and landed a role as the host of the television series, "Awsome Adventures". Anthony had a recurring role on the television series "Popular". His other television credits include a guest appearance on "JAG" and co-starring roles on "Resurrection Blvd", "Charmed" and "Frasier".
Anthony also starred in the feature film "Leprechaun In the Hood", and was a sketch performer for "The Tonight Show Starring Jay Leno."
His stage credits include "Day of Absence", performed at the Complex Theatre in Los Angeles, and in college productions of "Othello", "Much Ado About Nothing", "Working", "Rumors", and "Oliver".
Anthony was raised in Indianapolis and currently resides in Los Angeles. He enjoys diving, swimming, dancing, and martial arts.
For additional information, please refer to Anthony Montgomery's Web Page.
Michael "Moonwulf" Longcor
Filking Guest of Honor
Gaming Guest of Honor
Peter Adkison has been an avid gamer, and an all around good egg, all his life. In 1978 Peter
discovered Dungeons & Dragons, which launched his interest in role-playing games and started
him on the road to ruin. His favorite games are Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering
On his way to becoming a gaming magnate, Peter stopped off at Walla Walla College, where he
earned a BS in Computer Science. After graduation he worked for Boeing for six years as a
systems analyst but he didn't lose his interest in gaming.
About halfway through his Boeing stint, Peter and some friends founded
Wizards of the Coast and began to develop
their own games. After Magic: The Gathering was released in 1993, WotC had enough money to
hire Peter full-time and move it's offices out of his basement.
Peter continued on as CEO of WotC until Jan. 2001. Since his "retirement", Peter has
returned to the gaming industry by purchasing the
Gen Con Game Fair from his old company.
Many gaming fans believe that of all the owners of Gen Con over its 36 year history, Peter is
the best one yet.
He has returned the "Best Four Days of Gaming" to what Gen Con originally stood
for: Good Company, Good Friends, and a Good Time. For Peter, this is also a great
opportunity for him to get "back in the game" in a small company environment,
while serving an industry he truly loves.
In the summer of 2000, there were rumors that WotC was thinking of moving Gen Con to
Indianapolis. City gamers quickly championed the move, which would provide Gen Con with a
larger convention center and more nearby hotel rooms. When Peter took over the Gen Con
reins, he continued the plans that had already been set into motion. The 2003 Gen Con will
be held in downtown Indianapolis in August.
When not gaming Peter enjoys rock climbing, dancing, snowboarding, travel, and spending time
with friends and family. He is married to Melissa Reis Adkison. Peter and Melissa live in
Seattle and have no children.
For additional information, please refer to Peter Adkison's Web Page.
Godzilla in Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla, 1974
There is no bigger star of the silver screen than Godzilla, and InConJunction is excited to again have him return as co-host of opening ceremonies. Well, sort of...
Few people actually know that the same actor has played Godzilla for 47 over years including all 26 movies and both animated television shows. It would also surprise most people to learn that Godzilla isn't really as tall as he is in the movies where he easily towers over most skyscrapers. No in reality, Godzilla is actually a 63-year-old, 13-inch tall actor from Toledo, Ohio who bears a very striking resemblance to a lizard. When he showed up 2 years ago, we were just as surprised as you are.
At out 2001 convention, both Godzilla and Rob Pyatt served as co-hosts for the opening ceremony and, although suffering from a Geritol hangover, Godzilla's dry sense of humor proved to be a memorable welcome for both our guests and our attendees. It was kind of like having a little, green, cranky Garrison Keeler open the show.
Unfortunately, things got ugly at the opening ceremonies of the next convention. The 2002 toastmaster, Dr. Richard Farlow, had invited a punk T-Rex with a bad attitude and small "brain stem" to co-host with him and the extinct MC took the chance to insult, belittle, mock, and blaspheme Godzilla all throughout the event. Needless to say, the Big G was not pleased. The T-Rex was scheduled to lead a panel discussion the next day on the pros and cons of evolution, but never showed up and hasn't been heard from again. Now I know what you are thinking and you'd be wrong. Godzilla has disavowed in court any knowledge of the whereabouts of that dippy dino. Besides, he's got a concrete alibi in my book since he testified that he spent that entire evening with Martha Stewart. Who could lie about something like that?
It seemed only fair then to invite Godzilla back to co-host another opening ceremony and defend his honor. Unfortunately because of his age, The G-Man will only be appearing on Friday night. But if you listen closely, you'll be able to hear his distinctive cry all throughout the convention.
Go, Go, Godzilla!
Robert Pyatt, Ph. D.
Mad Scientist and Pseudo Super Villain
"Tonight's Episode: The Genesis of The Uber-Rob -or- Just who the heck is this Rob Pyatt guy anyway?"
Rocketed to Earth as an infant to escape the destruction of his home world where his parents had been brutally murdered before his eyes one night in a dark alley, Rob's ship crash landed in a jungle where he was adopted by a friendly gorilla and raised to learn the ways of the jungle. As a teen-ager, Rob re-joined society and quickly enlisted in the army where he was given an experimental formula designed to create the ultimate soldier. After being put on ice for a number of years, Rob left the military and got a job at a scientific research facility where he was unfortunately exposed to gamma radiation, cosmic radiation, delta radiation, and a really nasty bite from a radioactive spider.
Well, sort of.
Rob's been bouncing around InConJunction for a number of years now. You can normally find him with Jeff Thompson and Chris Canary hosting the "Top 10 Worst Sci-Fi & Horror Movie" panel and this marks the 10 year anniversary of the "Video Trivia Contest" that he created and hosts with Jeff and Chris. When he's not watching bad movies, you can find Rob at Emory University as a Post-Doctoral Fellow investigating the causes of Down Syndrome and teaching biology at Morris Brown College.
For additional information, please refer to Chuck Budreau's Web Page.
Chris Canary has been a part of InConJunction, from it's "golden age", to
modern day. A locally reviled fan of movies, comics, and oddities,
and a pope in the Church of the Subgenius, Chris has worn many hats at
InConJunction over the last several years, and is currently a student, seeking to
better his life. Computer Geek, B-Movie Magnet (Bad... as if there were
any other kind of B Movies), Movie Soundtrack Obsessive, and a former
InConJunction chairman, Chris enjoys fun in almost any capacity... And
we're not just talking alcohol here.
Lynette R. F. Cowper
For additional information, please refer to Destination: Earth!'s Web Page.
James S. Dorr
SF & Horror Author
For additional information, please refer to James S. Dorr's Web Page.
For additional information, please refer to the Internet Movie Database listing for Deborah Downey-DeFazio.
Linda J. Dunn
For additional information, please refer to Linda J. Dunn's Web Page.
Jeffrey J. Ello
Puppeteer and Artist
For additional information, please refer to Tom Jaquish's Web Page.
For additional information, please refer to Marq Johansen's Web Page.
The Klingel-Engle Puppets
Loyette & Lupi
For additional information, please refer to Elizabeth Merz's Web Page.
Donna L. Neuman
For additional information, please refer to Donna L. Neuman's Web Page.
For additional information, please refer to Gregg Nowling's Web Page.
Director, Writer, and Producer
For additional information, please refer to Mark Racop's Web Page.
George Starkey (1963-2138) local fan turned actor, and long time InConJunction participant, is cursed with a resemblence to George Lucas, but as of yet has been unable to find a way to capitalize on this. George's film roles include Woodworks Films' Saving Star Wars (2004) and Open Mic'rs (2006) and he is currently involved in a film project with Shane Felux (of Star Wars-Revelations fame). George is often named when someone says, "If I'm ever on Who Wants to be a Millionaire..." as a lifeline, because of his seemingly bottomless well of totally pointless and obscure trivia that he can summon at any given time.
For additional information, please refer to the Internet Movie Database listing for George Starkey.
With a list of qualifications including (but not limited to) b-movie maven, sub-genius preacher, amateur improv enthusiast, sci-fi fan, computer programmer and author, amateur prop and costume designer wanna-be, amateur astronomer, playwright, webmaster, follower of all things urban-legend and/or myth, past InConJunction con-chair, and hard-core chili-head, Jeff Thompson is either a modern-day renaissance man, or someone that will do anything once you get a drink in him. Jeff's been attending InConJunction since 1983 and has been working for the convention since 1992. You can regularly catch Jeff at the Top Ten Worst Movies panel, Video Trivia Contest, Sci-Fi Whose Line, as an occasional member of InConJunction's acting troupe (the "It's Not Our Fault Players") or preaching at InConJunction's on-again/off-again Sub-Genius Devival. If you can't find him there, odds are he's in the bar.
For additional information, please refer to Jeff Thompson's Web Page.
Ms. Frida Westford
The Whoosier Network
For additional information, please refer to The Whoosier Network's Web Page.
Michael Allen Williams
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