Guests

At FantasyCon, you’ll do more than simply meet our celebrities and special guests—in many cases you’ll have the chance to interact and have actual conversations. Who knows, you could end up with some new Facebook friends. At the very least, some cool pics to post on your site. Learn more about our guest actors, artists, set designers, filmmakers, costume experts and cosplayers below. Please note that ALL guests are confirmed but can cancel due to professional obligations.

  • DJ Elijah Wood
    176

    DJ Elijah Wood

    Celebrities ,Performers

    Elijah Wood continues to challenge himself with roles spanning the spectrum of style and genre. Wood was most recently...

  • Summer Glau
    302

    Summer Glau

    Celebrities

    Summer Glau is an American prima ballerina and actress, who is best known for for her iconic characters River Tam...

  • Simon Pegg
    254

    Simon Pegg

    Celebrities

    English actor, writer and comedian Simon Pegg started his successful career in stand-up comedy, followed by many early television...

  • Adrienne Wilkinson
    154

    Adrienne Wilkinson

    Celebrities

    Adrienne may be best known for her role as Xena’s daughter Livia/Eve from the hit series “Xena: Warrior Princess,”...

  • Pandora Celtica
    8

    Pandora Celtica

    Performers

    We are Pandora Celtica, a dark faerie Celtic band from the lands of dream and myth. We have been...

  • Cas Anvar
    40

    Cas Anvar

    Celebrities

    Cas Anvar is best know to COMICON audiences for his role as the legendary Assassin Altair from Assassins Creed...

  • David Farland
    9

    David Farland

    Panelists

    A Westercon addition! David Farland is an award-winning, international bestselling author with over 50 novels in print. He has...

  • The Hillywood Show
    40

    The Hillywood Show

    Panelists ,Cosplay

    The Hillywood Show® is the brainchild of internet celebrities, comedy sister duo Hilly & Hannah Hindi. Each parody features...

  • Royd Tolkien – CANCELED
  • Christopher Judge
    61

    Christopher Judge

    Celebrities

    Douglas Christopher Judge was born and raised in Los Angeles, and is of African-American and Cherokee ancestry. Judge always...

  • Shaun Canon
    4

    Shaun Canon

    Performers

    Shaun Canon embodies the total artist: soulful singer, hard-hitting pianoman and an innovative songwriter with engaging, cinematic videos. Nominated...

  • Mark Ordesky
    6

    Mark Ordesky

    Panelists

    From its earliest days, Mark Ordesky’s career has been driven by a passion for discovering and championing new and...

  • Billy Boyd
    254

    Billy Boyd

    Celebrities

    Born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1968, this talented young boy, inspired by Star Wars to try acting, got his...

  • Josepth Gatt
    14

    Josepth Gatt

    Celebrities

    After moving to the U.S., Joseph immediately booked a lead role in “PULSE” opposite Kristen Bell. He then went...

  • Brad R. Torgersen
    8

    Brad R. Torgersen

    Panelists

    Brad R. Torgersen is a healthcare computer geek by day, a Chief Warrant Officer in the United States Army...

  • Steven L. Sears
    24

    Steven L. Sears

    Panelists

    What do THE A-TEAM and XENA-WARRIOR PRINCESS have in common? Writer/Producer Steven L. Sears. Steven L. Sears has worked...

  • Renee O’Connor
    166

    Renee O’Connor

    Celebrities

    Renee O’Connor: Actress, Director, Producer. Reneé O’Connor made a name for herself playing the role of Gabrielle, Xena’s trusted...

  • Sean Astin
    231

    Sean Astin

    Celebrities

    Sean Patrick Astin was born February 25, 1971, in Santa Monica, California. In 1981, at age 9, Sean starred...

  • John Callen
    77

    John Callen

    Celebrities

    Born in England but transplanted to New Zealand in his teens, John is a successful character actor, voiceover artist...

  • Adam Brown
    95

    Adam Brown

    Celebrities

    Adam, an English actor who was born in Hungerford, Berkshire. His first film role came when he was cast...

  • Rose McGowan
    135

    Rose McGowan

    Celebrities

    Rose McGowan had never uttered a word of English until the age of 10. Born and raised as a...

  • Marc Singer – CANCELED
    23

    Marc Singer – CANCELED

    Celebrities

  • Peter Hambleton
    81

    Peter Hambleton

    Celebrities

    Peter is from New Zealand and has extensive experience in acting on the stage, in film and on television...

  • Tinsel Korey
    28

    Tinsel Korey

    Celebrities

    Canadian-born actress/singer-songwriter Tinsel Korey is best known for her role as “Emily” in The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Eclipse...

  • Mark Sheppard
    227

    Mark Sheppard

    Celebrities

    Mark Sheppard was born in London, England and began his film career in Jim Sheridan’s “In The Name Of...

  • Claudia Christian
    50

    Claudia Christian

    Celebrities

    Actress, writer, singer, musician and director, known for her role as Commander Susan Ivanova on the science fiction television...

  • Amrita Acharia
    21

    Amrita Acharia

    Celebrities

    Amrita Acharia is of Nepalese – Ukranian heritage. She grew up in Ukraine, Kathmandu and England before moving with...

  • Kristen Hughey
    32

    Kristen Hughey

    Cosplay

    By combining her intense love of gaming, skills in crafting and sewing, and zest for learning, Kristen Hughey was...

  • Sneaky Zebra
    8

    Sneaky Zebra

    Panelists

    The newest member of Nerdist’s ever-growing Nerdist Alliance, a collective of creative people making content on the internet, is Sneaky...

  • Mark Pellegrino – CANCELED
  • K.C. Collins
    75

    K.C. Collins

    Celebrities

    K.C. Collins recently co-starred in two hit series: Showcase/SyFy’s Lost Girl, where he played the charming siren “Hale” and...

  • Paul Amos
    61

    Paul Amos

    Celebrities

    Paul is an actor from Wales, UK. After leaving LAMDA he went to work with several prestigious theatre companies...

  • Rachel Skarsten
    81

    Rachel Skarsten

    Celebrities

    Rachel Skarsten was born in Toronto, Canada to parents Dr. Stan Skarsten and Mary Self Skarsten. Growing up she...

  • Mark Ryan
    30

    Mark Ryan

    Celebrities

    Mark Ryan has been combining his acting, singing, writing and Action Direction talents in an eclectic and successful international...

  • Sylvester McCoy
    146

    Sylvester McCoy

    Celebrities

    Sylvester McCoy brings all the gravitas of a powerful wizard and a time-traveling Doctor. Two of his most recognizable...

  • Jed Brophy
    62

    Jed Brophy

    Celebrities

    Jed Brophy was born in 1963. He is an actor, known for: - The Lord of the Rings: The...

  • William Kircher
    63

    William Kircher

    Celebrities

    William Kircher graduated from NZ Drama School aged only 18. He began a busy theatre career that has been...

  • John Rhys-Davies
    196

    John Rhys-Davies

    Celebrities

    We all know John Rhys-Davies from his portrayals of Gimli in The Lord of the Rings and Sallah in...

  • Doug Jones
    63

    Doug Jones

    Celebrities

    Prolific actor and part-time contortionist, Doug Jones brings his experience and wealth of success to grace FantasyCon with his...

  • Ken Stott
    106

    Ken Stott

    Celebrities

    Kenneth Campbell “Ken” Stott (born 19 October 1954) is a Scottish actor, particularly known in the United Kingdom for...

  • Graham McTavish
    96

    Graham McTavish

    Celebrities

    As Dwalin in The Hobbit films, Graham McTavish has created a character memorable to every fantasy fan. A bruising...

  • Paul Draper
    144

    Paul Draper

    Performers

    Paul Draper, anthropologist, magician and mentalist has travelled the world in search of magic and mysteries to bring you...

  • Scott Land
    27

    Scott Land

    Performers

    Scott Land is a puppeteer at the top of his game. His seasoned performing skills are on display in...

  • Bonnie Gordon
    44

    Bonnie Gordon

    Performers

    Bonnie Gordon is known for her voiceover work as evil villains in video games such as Demon Gaze and...

  • Christian Cagigal
    24

    Christian Cagigal

    Performers

    Recently named one of “Ten Bay Area artists on their way to becoming icons” by the SF Weekly and...

  • Christopher Haaser
    20

    Christopher Haaser

    Performers

    Christopher Haaser is 12 years of age. He began juggling in September 2009 and has juggled daily for more...

  • Delaney Bayles
    20

    Delaney Bayles

    Performers

    Delaney Bayles is a juggler from Salt Lake City, Utah. Her uncle taught her to juggle 3 balls when...

  • Jeff McBride
    95

    Jeff McBride

    Performers

    Jeff McBride, a three time award winner at the International Grand Prix of Magic in Monte Carlo, is widely...

  • Master Payne
    307

    Master Payne

    Performers

    Master Payne has been skillfully entertaining audiences in and around the Pacific Northwest with his award winning magic show...

  • Scott Hitchcock
    31

    Scott Hitchcock

    Performers

    Scott Hitchcock is a great entertainer with an utterly unique style. His enormous creative range encompasses magic, dance, music,...

  • Kris Holden-Ried
    93

    Kris Holden-Ried

    Celebrities

    Kris Holden-Ried trained as an actor with Uta Hagen’s Master Class Scene Study and Janine Manatis of The Actor’s...

  • Justin Gerard
    10

    Justin Gerard

    Artists

    From the moment that Justin Gerard first learned that the crayons were meant for coloring and not for eating,...

  • Howard Lyon
    8

    Howard Lyon

    Artists

    Howard began his career working in the video game industry. After 13 years working as a texture artist, concept...

  • Utah Women in Film
    7

    Utah Women in Film

    Panelists

    Utah Women in Film is dedicated to being an educational resource to people in the Utah film community and...

  • Chance Thomas
    5

    Chance Thomas

    Panelists

    Chance Thomas is an American composer best known for scoring blockbuster video games like Lord of the Rings Online,...

  • Paul Genesse
    6

    Paul Genesse

    Panelists

    Paul was born in 1973 and four years later decided to become a writer. He grew up in the...

  • Kid History
    65

    Kid History

    Panelists

    Kid History is an American internet series created by Randy, Brett, John, and Dave Roberts. The show stars the...

  • Bradley Voytek
    7

    Bradley Voytek

    Panelists

    A Westercon addition! Neuroscientist combining large scale data-mining, machine-learning techniques, and brain computer interfacing with hypothesis-driven experimental research to...

  • Brandon Sanderson
    46

    Brandon Sanderson

    Panelists

      A Westercon addition! Brandon Sanderson was born in December 1975 in Lincoln, Nebraska. As a child Brandon enjoyed...

  • TheOneRing.net
    37

    TheOneRing.net

    Panelists

    Founded in 1999 by a group of like-minded Tolkien fans so anxious for the coming Peter Jackson Lord of...

  • Doug Adams
    14

    Doug Adams

    Panelists

    Doug Adams, a Chicago-based author and musicologist, was invited in 2001 by Howard Shore to observe and document his...

  • Keith Allen
    7

    Keith Allen

    Panelists

    Keith Allen was born and raised in Palo Alto, California. For those who don’t know it, that’s where Stanford,...

  • Riddle
    33

    Riddle

    Cosplay

    Introduced to gaming and anime at an early age, it was only a matter of time before Riki LeCotey...

  • Ksenia Solo
    85

    Ksenia Solo

    Celebrities

    Ksenia made her theatre debut at age five, and at age 10, she landed her first guest-starring role on...

  • Lindsay Elyse
    36

    Lindsay Elyse

    Cosplay

    Lindsay Elyse is a world recognized cosplayer and gamer. She started gaming at age 5, when her grandfather gave...

  • Destiny Nickelsen
    28

    Destiny Nickelsen

    Cosplay

    Destiny is a world renowned cosplayer most well-known for her iconic Harley Quinn costume from Injustice: Gods Among Us....

  • Monika Lee
    29

    Monika Lee

    Cosplay

    Monika’s love of anime/manga, pop culture and video games led her to the cosplay community at age 13. She...

  • Stella Chuu
    20

    Stella Chuu

    Cosplay

    A geek and a bombshell, Stella Chuu is taking the cosplay world by storm. Amongst her most iconic cosplays...

  • Heather Theurer
    17

    Heather Theurer

    Artists

    Heather’s paintings are the product of decades of observation of people, environments, animals and textiles. Although she was not...

  • Jeff Easley
    16

    Jeff Easley

    Artists

    Jeff Easley was born in Nicholasville, Kentucky in 1954. He had an early interest in art, especially when it...

  • Donato Giancola
    12

    Donato Giancola

    Artists

    Born in 1967 and raised in Colchester, Vermont, USA, art was always a hobby for Donato as a young...

  • Christophe Vacher
    10

    Christophe Vacher

    Artists

    Christophe Vacher is a 2-time Emmy Award winning artist and Annie Award Nominee. Christophe has provided backgrounds, visual development,...

  • Mark Poole
    10

    Mark Poole

    Artists

    Mark began his professional journey doing illustrations for companies like TSR and Dragon magazine along with many small press...

  • Annie Stegg
    16

    Annie Stegg

    Artists

    Annie Stegg has been painting whimsical illustrations from early childhood, though her professional career did not start until 2004...

  • Eric Velhagen
    10

    Eric Velhagen

    Artists

    Even though Eric has been a professional illustrator in Oregon and New Mexico and has won many local awards,...

  • The Sentinels
    22

    The Sentinels

    Creatures

    The scene from The Lord of the Rings featuring the giant Gates of Argonath statues on the River Anduin at the...

  • The FantasyCon Dragon
    46

    The FantasyCon Dragon

    Creatures

    A name is about the only thing the FantasyCon Dragon needs before its ready to make its debut to...

  • Rocky the Rock Monster
    20

    Rocky the Rock Monster

    Creatures

    Standing 15 feet tall, and weighing in at more than 1,500 pounds, Rocky The Rock Monster was “born” in...

  • Mark Ryan
    8

    Mark Ryan

    Panelists

    Mark grew up in the great plains of the Midwest where he developed his love for music, science fiction,...

  • Peter Wacks
    8

    Peter Wacks

    Panelists

    Throughout the course of his life, Peter has acted in movies, he has designed—and written story-lines for—games, written novels...

  • Kevin J. Anderson
    7

    Kevin J. Anderson

    Panelists

    Kevin J. Anderson is the author of over 120 books, 51 of which have appeared on national or international...

  • J. Zoe Frasure
    35

    J. Zoe Frasure

    Artists

    J. Zoe Frasure is an artist of many talents. After moving to Los Angeles in 2003, she began Zoe Entertainment, tackling a wide variety of...

  • Elizabeth McGrath
    24

    Elizabeth McGrath

    Artists

    Red Pirouette, a performance and apparel company, will be performing at FantasyCon. Founded by Elizabeth McGrath, a professional ballerina...

  • Brom
    46

    Brom

    Artists

    Born in the deep dark south in the mid-sixties. Brom, an army brat, spent his entire youth on the...