BAKERSFIELD COMIC-CON Comic Book and Fantasy shows  




11th Annual BAKERSFIELD COMIC-CON
NOVEMBER 17th & 18th, 2018
KERN COUNTY FAIR GROUNDS
Buildings 3 & 4

1142 So. P st., Bakersfield, CA.
Bakersfields ONLY 2 Day COMIC-CON!
Sat. 10:00am TO 6:00pm
Su, 10:00am to 5:00pm

Admission:
Adults 15 and UP - $8.00 Sat. & Sun. and $15.00 for 2 Days.
KID 8-14 - $5.00 A Day, $8.00 for 2 Days (Children under 8yrs are Free)
TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR
Parking Only $5

Come join the fun and excitement of the Kern County's Biggest and Best 2 Day Comic Book and Fantasy Convention.

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Coming March 11th, 2018. At the BAKERSFIELD MARRIOTT, 801 Truxtun Ave.
Below is the temporary site/info for Bakersfield "Mini" Charity Comic-Con.

2018 MINI Comic-Con SPECIAL GUEST'S
Lana Wood

Lana Wood (born Svetlana Gurdin; March 1, 1946) is an American actress and producer. She is best known for her role as Plenty O'Toole in the James Bond film, Diamonds Are Forever (1971). Her elder sister was film star Natalie Wood. In her early career, Wood usually played bit parts in films in which Natalie appeared. Starting in the 1960s, her own career took off. After appearing on the short-lived drama series The Long, Hot Summer, she landed the role of Sandy Webber on the soap series Peyton Place. She played the role from 1966–67. In 1970, Wood was approached by Hugh Hefner and asked to pose for Playboy to which she agreed. The Playboy pictures appeared in the April 1971 issue, along with Wood's poetry. She was cast as a Bond girl, Plenty O'Toole, in the James Bond film, Diamonds Are Forever (1971). Wood has more than 20 other films and over 300 television series to her credit, including The Fugitive, Bonanza, Mission: Impossible, Police Story, Starsky & Hutch, Nero Wolfe, Fantasy Island and Capitol. After appearing in the horror film Satan's Mistress (1982), she retired from acting, concentrating on her career as a producer, but she has since returned to acting in a number of low-budget films since 2008. Lana is a character in the Steve Alten book Meg: Hell's Aquarium (2009). Wood wrote a memoir, Natalie, A Memoir by Her Sister (1984).


MARGARET KERRY
Television work... Still a teenager, Kerry played the role of "Sharon" in one of the first network sitcoms, The Ruggles, on ABC-TV. The show's farewell episode at the end of its three-year run featured Sharon's wedding and honeymoon. Kerry also appeared in two episodes of The Andy Griffith Show, and a 1950 episode of The Lone Ranger. A voiceover performer with twenty-one dialects and forty-eight character voices, Kerry provided voices on 52 episodes of the groundbreaking children's television show, Clutch Cargo, including characters "Paddlefoot" and "Spinner". She provided numerous voices and live-action lead-ins for The New Three Stooges and Space Angel animated series for Cambria Productions. Work with Disney[edit] Kerry answered an audition call during the planning stages of the animated feature film Peter Pan. The audition, supervised by animator Marc Davis, required her to pantomime the motions that would be used as live-action reference for the animation of Tinker Bell. She won the part and spent six months at the Disney Studios on a mostly empty sound stage pantomiming the part. The studios provided props, notably a giant keyhole mounted on a stand as well as a pair of giant scissors, used in the scene where Tinker Bell became trapped in a jewelry box. Kerry also provided the voice and reference movements of the red-haired mermaid in the Neverland lagoon scene.
COSTAS MANDYLOR

Mandylor's first major role was in the 1989 film Triumph of the Spirit playing a European Jew, which was filmed at the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp. He returned to Los Angeles meeting director Oliver Stone and auditioned and got the role of an Italian count in The Doors (1991). Mandylor landed a leading role in Mobsters playing Mafia boss Frank Costello. He went mentally prepared for the role, telling the Los Angeles Times, "It was interesting that I got that part, because I felt tuned in to gangsters, it was a genre I'd read a lot. When I was 13, I got a job as a dishwasher in a Melbourne nightclub and saw everything there, real gangsters, and had met characters who were dangerous people from an underground world." In 1992 he had a lead role on the CBS television drama, Picket Fences, playing officer Kenny Lacos until the show ended in 1996. Mandylor also had a lead role in the Saw films as Detective Mark Hoffman.






RICHARD HERD
An American actor in television and film. He is well known in the science fiction community for his role in the 1983 NBC miniseries V and the 1984 sequel V: The Final Battle, as John, the Visitors' Supreme Commander. Other major genre roles include recurring parts on the NBC series seaQuest DSV as Admiral William Noyce, and on Star Trek: Voyager as Admiral Owen Paris, the father of Tom Paris. In two guest appearances on Quantum Leap, he played children's show host "Captain Galaxy" (Moe Stein), a would-be time traveler, and a miner named Ziggy Ziganovich. Herd has appeared at a number of fan conventions on the basis of his science fiction roles.
Herd was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Katherine and Richard Herd Sr., who was a train engineer. He made his film debut in Hercules in New York (1970), and at one point served as 3rd National Vice President of the Screen Actors Guild. Herd's first major film role was in the thriller The China Syndrome alongside Jane Fonda, Jack Lemmon and Michael Douglas, where he played the character Evan McCormack, the corrupt Chairman of the California Gas & Electric Board. This role helped make him well-known outside the United States.
In addition to science fiction, he was a regular as Captain Dennis Sheridan on T. J. Hooker from 1982 to 1983 (he continued to appear on the series sporadically until 1984), and appeared on Seinfeld as Mr. Wilhelm, George Costanza's boss at the Yankees. Guest appearances included M*A*S*H, The Rockford Files, The Feather and Father Gang, Golden Girls, Starsky and Hutch, Quantum Leap, The A-Team, Midnight Caller, Hart to Hart, NYPD Blue, Pacific Blue, and JAG.
In 2012 he played the character Judge Paul Landsman in the TV series CSI: Miami episode titled "Rest in Pieces". Herd portrayed Roman Armitage in Get Out (2017).
HANK GARRETT

Hank Garrett is best known for the television role of Officer Nicholson on Car 54, Where Are You?
As well as his regular role on Car 54, Where are You?, Garrett has acted in a number of television productions including episodes of The Dukes of Hazzard, Knots Landing, Max Headroom, Santa Barbara, Three's Company, Airwolf, Knight Rider, Columbo, Dragnet, Kojak, Alien Nation. Garrett is also known for his voiceover work on Garfield and GI Joe.
Among Garrett's film credits are notable roles in Serpico, Three Days of the Condor, Death Wish, and The Sentinel. Garrett tends to be cast as the "heavy" in many roles.
He played a hitman dressed as a postman in Three Days of the Condor. During the filming a tell was needed so that the Redford character would know that Garrett was not a real postman and Redford thought of the idea to have Garrett wear Redford's shoes in the scene, that would raise suspicion. During the filming of the fight scene, Garrett broke Redford's nose. Garrett won the New York Film Critics’ Award for that role.
Garrett has co-starred with television and film notables including Peter Falk, Patrick Stewart, Kathleen Turner, Christopher Lloyd, Al Pacino, Sophia Loren, James Coburn, Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway and James Earl Jones.







JEANNE RUSSELL

Jeanne K. Russell best known for playing Dennis's playmate, Margaret Wade, in the television series Dennis The Menace, which was based on the Hank Ketcham comic strip of the same name and aired from 1959 to 1963 on CBS.
Russell was chosen at the suggestion of Jay North, who starred in the role of Dennis, to play his nemesis playmate. She appeared in 31 of the series' 146 episodes over the four-year run of the show.
Russell also appeared in other popular TV shows of the era, including, The Deputy (1959), Assignment: Underwater (1961), Death Valley Days (1961), and The Dinah Shore Show. Russell provided a singing voice in the 1961 Disney movie Babes in Toyland and made an uncredited appearance in the 1963 popular suspense horror film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, The Birds, in which she played a school child. In 1993, she made a cameo appearance in the film version of Dennis the Menace playing one of the Mitchells' neighbors. She has done live theater and sound track work as well as performing as a singer. In the 1990s, Russell was active on the national talk show and news feature circuit.
APPEARING AT HER 1st SHOW EVER

CHERYL SPARKS


CHERYL SPARKS was a high school student in 1971 and portrayed “Huey,” a Drone robot in Universal’s SILENT RUNNING (1972).
SILENT RUNNING is a science fiction story that takes place on the USS Valley Forge, a space freighter leased to a government reforestation project. The Valley Forge and its sister ships carry samples of the last of Earth’s plant life under huge geodesic domes. The plants are watched over by a four-person crew, and three robot “Drones,” who maintain the ships.
SILENT RUNNING was the first film directed by Douglas Trumbull, who’d supervised the special effects for 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY. Trumbull would later direct BRAINSTORM, and supervise the visual effects for CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND, STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE, and BLADE RUNNER.
Starring Bruce Dern, Ron Rifkin, Cliff Potts, and Jesse Vint, SILENT RUNNING also features four performers whose faces are never seen. Portraying the Drone robots in the film are Mark Persons (“Dewey”), Larry Whisenhunt (“Louie”), and Steve Brown and CHERYL SPARKS (both portraying “Huey”).
The Drones are among the most original robots ever on the big screen. The performers were all double-amputees who walked on their hands in lightweight robot suits. Bruce Dern has called the Drones “adorable,” and they are surprisingly charming and funny in the film. With the performers walking on their hands in the suits, the Drones have a unique, wobbly gait. And considering that they are essentially mute, featureless boxes, the “body language” performances project wonderful personalities for the robots. George Lucas admits that they were his starting point for the creation of R2-D2.
Cheryl Sparks also appeared in the documentary THE MAKING OF SILENT RUNNING, but never appeared in another film. Cheryl is a mom and a grandmother and is happily retired in California. She considers her months making SILENT RUNNING some of the best times of her life. “There wasn’t a day that wasn’t worth it. I didn’t have one bad day.”




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