Celebrities and special guests
Here is the line up for Fandom Fest 2023, so far! Stay tuned – More of your favorite celebrities and special guests have yet to be announced. Follow us on social media for the latest updates (see links in the footer)!
Alan Tudyk is a multi-dimensional actor whose credits span throughout stage, film, television and voiceover entertainment platforms. In 2016, Tudyk appeared in Lucasfilm’s “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” as the scene-stealing and snarky, security droid, ‘K-2SO.’ He also voiced characters in two Academy-Award nominated animated films, playing the ‘Duke of Weaselton’ in Disney’s “Zootopia” and the rooster ‘Hei Hei’ in Disney’s “Moana.” Tudyk also stars as ‘Van’ in NBC’s new upcoming workplace comedy “Powerless,” opposite Vanessa Hudgens.
Tudyk is also the creator and star of the record breaking web series, “Con Man.” Loosely based on Tudyk’s and Fillion’s experiences starring in “Firefly,” “Con Man” centers on the post-show life of ‘Wray Nerely’ (Tudyk), the co-star of “Spectrum,” a sci-fi TV series canceled before its time that later became a cult classic beloved by fans.
Tudyk’s role in the Disney’s animated feature, “Wreck it Ralph,” garnered him an Annie Award for his role as ‘King Candy.’ He returned to the recording booth to voice ‘The Duke of Weaselton’ in Disney’s Academy Award-winning “Frozen.” He continued his work with Disney Animation Studios voicing ‘Alister Krei’ in “Big Hero 6.”
His film credits also include: “Wonder Boys,” “28 Days,” “A Knight’s Tale,” “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story,” “Death at a Funeral” (the original UK version), “Knocked Up,” “Tucker and Dale vs Evil,” “3:10 to Yuma,” “Serenity,” “Premature,” “Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter,” and “Transformers 3.” Additionally, Tudyk motion performed the lead robot, ‘Sonny,’ in “I, Robot” opposite Will Smith.
In television, Tudyk was a series regular on the critically acclaimed ABC comedy, “Suburgatory” and he reprised his role in the Netflix revival of “Arrested Development” as ‘Pastor Veal.’ His work on Joss Whedon’s “Firefly,” has been highly lauded by fans and has gained him a strong cult following.
Instagram // @alantudyk Twitter // @AlanTudyk
Summer Glau is an American actress born and raised in Texas. She began her career as a ballerina and made her acting debut portraying a Russian ballerina in the popular TV series “Angel.” She was subsequently cast in the series “Firefly” where she was recipient of a Saturn Award for her portrayal of young genius, River Tam. Summer received a second Saturn Award for her work as the Terminator in the FOX tv series “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.”
Over the next few years, Summer recurred on many tv series including “The 4400,” “Alphas,” “Dollhouse” and starred in the NBC series “The Cape.” Some of her voice work includes Kara in “Superman Apocalypse” and Wendy in “Peter Panzerfaust.” Fan-favorite appearances include playing herself in “The Big Bang Theory” and Isabel Rochev/Ravager in the CW series “Arrow.”
Instagram // @glausummer Twitter // @SummerLGlau
As a multi award winning actor behind the mic, on camera, and on stage- Todd Haberkorn has had the pleasure of working in a variety of mediums in the entertainment industry. The LA based actor has also served as voice director for projects ranging from anime and animation to video games and audio books with Netflix, Amazon, Podium Audio, Audible, Marvel, Saban Entertainment, and more.
On the actor side, you’ll recognize him as the fire eating dragon slayer, Natsu Dragneel, from the internationally known series “Fairy Tail.” Other roles include Hikaru from “Ouran High School Host Club,” Death The Kid in “Soul Eater,” and Haru from “Free.” If video games are more your speed, Todd’s voice and likeness can be experienced in the “Destiny: franchise as The Drifter (bank those motes, people).
When he isn’t fighting digital monsters in video games or trying to save the day on film, Todd travels the U.S. and internationally making appearances at gnarly pop culture conventions as a guest to meet super cool fans and sign autographs. Don’t miss your chance to meet Todd at Fandom Fest 2023!
Instagram // @official_habergram Tik Tok // @habertokker Twitter // @toddhaberkorn
A second generation puppeteer, David Barclay was hired by Lucasfilm and Stuart Freeborn to work on “The Empire Strikes Back” as part of the Yoda build crew. While on set, one of the assistants to Frank Oz, the chief puppeteer for Yoda, became ill and David was selected to replace her. In doing so, he started a career as one of the most sought after puppeteers in both Hollywood and England. Not only did David get to assist Frank Oz on Yoda, but he also received the opportunity to fully operate the Yoda puppet for a week when Frank was forced to return to his work on “Sesame Street” and Frank nominated David to take over as chief puppeteer. His many accomplishments on “The Empire Strikes Back” were not forgotten as he was chosen to be chief puppeteer for the most disgusting creature in the “Star Wars” universe, the galactic gangster Jabba the Hutt in “Return of the Jedi.” David’s work in these two memorable films lead to a further collaboration with Frank Oz in “Labyrinth,” “The Dark Crystal,” and “Little Shop of Horrors.” His growing resume enabled David to garner a coveted position as chief puppeteer for the Amblin film “Who Framed Roger Rabbit.” He became Academy Award Finalist for his work on “Cats and Dogs” and has worked on dozens of films including “Muppet Christmas Carol,” “Lost in Space,” “The Flintstones: Viva Rock Vegas,” “Snow Dogs,” “Stuart Little 2,” “Team America,” “Looney Tunes Back in Action,” “Cats and Dogs 2,” “The Muppets,” “Muppets Most Wanted” and “Where The Wild Things Are.”
Delaney King is a sculptor and special effects artist located in Los Angeles with a passion for creature and makeup design. After dedicating her work to the haunt scene for over six years, she studied and graduated from Cinema Makeup School to pursue special effects full-time. Some of her notable creations include vampires, goblins, sentient fungi, and beasts of all varieties. Recently, Delaney has been working alongside talented artists, bringing anything into reality from cut-up corpses to beloved children’s characters for film and TV. With a fervor for inducing fear and creating wonder, she hopes her next design will be something you can’t forget.
Website // delaneykingsfx.com Instagram // @delaneykking_sfx
Ron Marz has been writing comics for three decades, starting his career with a lengthy run on “Silver Surfer” for Marvel. Since then, he has worked for virtually every major publisher and compiled a long list of credits, including stints on “Thor” for Marvel, “Green Lantern” and “Superboy” for DC, “Star Wars” for Dark Horse, and the historic “Marvel vs. DC” crossover.
Among Marz’s numerous credits is his acclaimed run on “Witchblade” for Top Cow/Image, the “Skylanders” series for IDW, “Turok” and “John Carter: Warlord of Mars” for Dynamite, and “Fathom” for Aspen. He is the Editor-in-Chief and Lead Writer for the revived Ominous Press, penning “Dread Gods”, “Demi-God”, “Beasts of the Black Hand”, and “Harken’s Raiders.” Recent projects include the “Justice League: Endless Winter” crossover of DC, and “Swamp God” and “World Traveler”, two new series for Metal Metal magazine.
Marz’s creator-owned series include the all-ages tale “Dragon Prince” at Top Cow; the historical adventure “Samurai: Heaven and Earth” at Dark Horse; and the vampire tale “Shinku” at Image. Marz has also written for video games, including multiple “Skylanders” titles, “Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2”, “Spider-Man 2”, and more.
Website // www.ronmarz.com Twitter // @ronmarz