GUESTS
2017 Guests
Celebrities

Sunday
Star of CW’s “The Flash” TV Series

Saturday and Sunday
Glenn Rhee of "The Walking Dead"

Saturday and Sunday
Known for "Being John Malkovich", "High Fidelity" and “Sixteen Candles”

Saturday and Sunday
Harry Potter’s Draco Malfoy and Julian Dorn / Doctor Alchemy on CW’s “The Flash”

Saturday and Sunday
Pippin from Lord of the Rings trilogy

Saturday and Sunday
Zoe from Firefly & Serenity, Jessica Pearson from Suits, Lauren from Westworld and Many More

Carrie Fisher’s Beloved Dog

Saturday
Robin in the Classic 1960s Batman TV Series

Saturday
Batman in the Classic 1960s TV Series

Apollo 11 Astronaut and one of the first people to walk on the Moon

Friday and Saturday
Best known for his roles in "Boston Legal" and "Star Trek"

Best known as the voice of Symmetra in Overwatch and Nisha in Fallout 4: Nuka-World

MYTHBUSTERS and WHITE RABBIT PROJECT

Co-Hosts the I Sell Comics! Podcast and Star of the AMC reality series Comic Book Men

Ezra in BYUtv's Extinct; franchise star Sgt Brandon Beckett in Sony Pictures' SNIPER films; Gerhart Frankenstein in ABC's Once Upon a Time”

Friday Saturday and Sunday
Tasha Yar / Commander Sela from Star Trek: The Next Generation

Chiana from FARSCAPE, host of the Jim Henson Creature Shop Challenge, and X from Hashtag

Best known as Jen from Stranger Things

Saturday and Sunday
Freddy Krueger from the Nightmare on Elm Street Horror Films

Saturday and Sunday
Commander Riker in Star Trek: The Next Generation

Best Known as Edison Carter / Max Headroom

Friday Saturday and Sunday
Played bold, powerful women in films such as Coffy and Foxy Brown

Flash Gordon, The Highwayman, The Spirit & Aris Boch, in Stargate’s SG-1

Leeta on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Co-Founder of the Pop Culture Hero Coalition

Saturday and Sunday
Dr. Beverly Crusher in Star Trek: The Next Generation

Deliveryman Mr. McFeely from Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood

Uhura from Star Trek

Best known for playing Klingon Chancellor Gowron and his enemy Duras in Star Trek: The Next Generation

Jacqui from Walking Dead, Cherry from Ray Donovan

Actor & Martial Artist From The Last Dragon, Red Sonja, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze, Surf Ninjas & The Rundown

MythBusters Host

Prop & Vehicle Creator & Restorer

MYTHBUSTERS and WHITE RABBIT PROJECT

Saturday and Sunday
Counselor Deanna Troi in Star Trek: The Next Generation

Saturday and Sunday
Data in Star Trek: Next Generation and Dr Brackish Okun in Independence Day

Cast of Sesame Street Since 1987: Gina, the Streetwise Teen Who Grew Up to Become the Beloved Veterinarian Known as Dr. Gina

Saturday and Sunday
Luis, Resident of Sesame Street & Fix-It Shop Operator Since 1971

Bob Johnson, Original Cast Member & Resident Music Teacher On Sesame Street

Best Known As Gordon, One of the Original Residents of Sesame Street

Has Performed Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on Sesame Street for Over 45 Years

TV Horror Host - Creature Features

Biff, Griff & Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen in Back to the Future Trilogy

70 Year Career Creating Vehicles for Movies such as Blade Runner, Robocop 1 & 2, The Last Starfighter, Back to the Future 2 And More

Writer / Director “Remembering Playland at the Beach,” “Creature Features,” and “Haunted Sonoma County”

Best Known as Television Horror Host Miss Misery of Movie Massacre, showing late night B-Movies

TV/Web series Horror Host

Science & Tech

Creator of shitty robots for YouTube audiences and the newest member of Adam Savage's TESTED team

Head of Studio, SoftBank Robotics America

Cognitive neuroscientist and Professor of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Senior Scientist and Principal Investigator, Biomodel Performance Laboratory at NASA Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley

Principal Filmmaker for VR at Google

Best known for recordings and performances that combine hip hop music with literature, theatre, and science

NASA space science and astrobiologist, Principle Investigator of the CheMin instrument for the Mars Curiosity Rover

Global Director of Virtual Reality for Starbreeze Studios

Director of SETI Institute Carl Sagan Center, planetary scientist, astrobiology researcher, extreme world record holding SCUBA diver

AKA “The Dilbert of Academia,” Creator of Piled Higher and Deeper (PHD Comics), the Popular Comic About Life (or the Lack Thereof) in Academia

Acclaimed Linguist and Consultant for the Blockbuster Film “Arrival”

NASA Astrobiologist at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley

General Manager, Glixel

Project Manager for Lunar and Planetary Mapping and Modeling at NASA SSERVI

A leading memory expert and best known as a four-time USA Memory Champion

Best known for Deputy Chief Engineer for Juno Mission to Jupiter

Creator of the Drake Equation, first person to map the center of the Milky Way Galaxy, a principal founder of the SETI Institute

CTO and Founder at Made In Space, creator of robots that manufacture in space

Works at Singularity University’s Innovation Lab

NASA Project Scientist for SOFIA astrophysicist at NASA in Silicon Valley

Director of Technical Operations, XPRIZE

Managing Director of Business Development, Digital Domain

Beamed Energy Propulsion Pioneer

Video Game Legend and Private Astronaut

Director of Story Design for THE VOID, and best known as the author of the best-selling series ‘Dragonlance’

Sasha Hoffman is the Chief Operating Officer of Piaggio Fast Forward and the Co-Founder of Fuzzy Compass

Explorer, champion of science and technology

Theoretical physicist known for collaborating with artists, writers and filmmakers to incorporate science into their work

Senior Director of Marketing, Viki, Inc.

Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist, geek, rocket hobbyist. Board Member at SpaceX, Tesla, and D-Wave quantum computing

NASA Chief of Bioengineering Branch, NASA’s Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley

Aerospace Engineer in the Flight Opportunities Program at NASA in Silicon Valley

Astrophysicist and Author (“Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space”)

Geobiologist at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley and Principal Investigator BASALT research project

Founder of Greg Lynn FORM, Professor of Architecture at University of Applied Arts Vienna and studio professor at the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture

Research Scientist at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley

Propulsion Boost Stage Manager at Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit

Aerospace Engineer / Ames’ Lead: Orion Aerothermodynamics, NASA’s Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley

NASA Planetary Scientist, NASA’s Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley

Spiros is a mathematical physicist best known for his short films “Anyone Can Quantum” and “Quantum Is Calling”. He also consults with Marvel for the Ant Man and Dr. Strange films

Director Relations Lead, Silicon Valley Lab Honda Motor Co.

Award-Winning Theoretical Computer Scientist & Professor of Computer Science at UC Berkeley

Renowned Physicist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology ’13, Harvard’s Center for the Fundamental Laws of Nature

Astronomer and Bad Astronomy blogger

Vice President for Special Projects at Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic

Co-founder of Steel Wool Studios

Cosmologist and astrophysicist, Astronomer Royal, past President of the Royal Society

NASA research scientist and Lead of NASA’s Quantum Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (QuAIL) at NASA Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley

CEO of Roddenberry Entertainment, guardian of the Roddenberry Star Trek legacy, and founder of the Roddenberry Foundation

Deputy Editor of WIRED Magazine

Acting Project Manager, Transformational Tools and Technologies Project, Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate

NASA Aerospace Engineer at NASA Ames Research Center

Senior Director of Emerging Platforms for Syfy & USA Network

Postdoctoral fellow at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley

NASA Space Biology Senior Project Scientist at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley

Directs the Search for Extraterrestrial Life at the SETI Institute in California

SETI Institute astronomer, NASA Cassini mission scientist, discoverer of moons

NASA Space Bioscience Microbiologist & Project Scientist for Biology Experiments Flying to the Space Station

WIRED Magazine Science Reporter

Lead Writer for GamesBeat at VentureBeat

SETI Institute astronomer, globally recognized, award winning scientist

Advanced Computing Branch Chief, NASA Advanced Supercomputing Division, in Silicon Valley

Planetary Scientist, Astrophysicist at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley

Senior Director, Prize Operations, XPRIZE

Creative Director, EA BioWare’s Mass Effect

Thermal Protection System Engineer at NASA

NASA planetary research scientist searching for evidence of life on Mars

Team Lead, Content Marketing, Viki, Inc.

Head of Content Acquisition and Partnerships, Viveport, HTC Vive

Executive Producer, Electronic Arts

Editor-in-Chief, UploadVR

Artists

Legendary Marvel comic book artist behind Longshot, X-Men and More

Artist Behind 150+ Iconic Movie Posters, Including Star Wars, Indiana Jones and Back to the Future Films

Award Winning Creator & Marvel Artist Best Known For His Work On Marvel Zombies

One of the most prolific comic book artists of the 1980s

Eisner Award-Winning Cartoonist and Illustrator best known for his work on Simpsons, Futurama and as a Disney Illustrator

Best known for Lady Death and Evil Ernie

Legendary DC Comics War artist

Best known for his work on “Seven Soldiers: Zatanna,” “X-Factor” and “The Spectre”

Former editor for Marvel and one of the most prolific comic book artists of the 1980s and 1990s

Best known for his work in Somerset Holmes, Strikeforce: Morituri, and the Eisner Award-Winning Astro City

Mark is best known for his work on the graphic novel series COBALT 60 and as the creator of the hit comic Miami Mice

Insightful Curation of Cartoon & Comic Book Art, Re-Opening Summer 2017

Bay Area Fan Favorite, 12-Year Old Up and Coming Comic Book Artist

X-Men, Supergirl

Best known for co-creating “Alien Legion”

Best known for her work for Eclipse and Marvel, her 2D animation on Maniac Mansion, Day of the Tentacle and Sam and Max Hit the Road games for LucasArts

Best known for Top Cow’s Witchblade

Curator for San Francisco’s Cartoon Art Museum

3D Model Maker Making a Massive Papercraft K-2SO on SVCC Show Floor Model Maker

Face painter at Disneyland in Anaheim

Owen Gildersleeve is an artist best known for specialising in handcrafted illustration, design and art direction

DC Comics Eisner Award Winning Inker & Bay Area Native

Current Deadpool artist

Best known for his work on Marvel Comics Spider-woman series and Fables from Vertigo

Charcoal Portrait Artist

Comic book artist and inker for Marvel, DC, Valiant, Image, and Top Cow

Best known for the interior artist for “Harley Quinn and Her Gang of Harleys”

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Acclaimed Disney Animator and Illustrator

Best known for art on such comic book titles as Deadpool Corps, X-Force: Shatterstar, Grifter, Brigade, Notti & Nyce, and more

Top Cow Digital Colorist Behind Cyber Force, Artifacts, Eclipse, IX Generation and more

Best known for his Illustration art of Firefly, Star Wars, Once upon a Time and Indiana Jones

Eisner Nominated Comic Book Artist and Illustrator

Artist, Illustrator and Storyteller

Storyboard Artist Known for Catwoman, Wonder Woman and Supergirl

Producer of the very first all-woman comic book, "It Ain't me, Babe." and One of the Founding Mothers of “Wimmin’s Comix”

Co-Creator & Illustrator for Eisner Award Nominated Transmetropolitan and The Boys, Also Known for His Work On Wolverine, Deadpool, Batman, Justice League and More

Best known for his work on the Violent Messiahs and Snake Plissken comic books

Best known for Ancient Dreams

Marvel Comics’ “The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe”

Sonic the Hedgehog, The Simpsons and Annoying Orange

Best known for his design work on popular films including Pan's Labyrinth, First Blood and The Mist

TV Host & Documentary Maker

Partner Studio of Image Comics

Cover Artist for Zenescope, IDW Entertainment, Valiant Entertainment, Lady Death, Contraband, and Stan Lee’s POW Entertainment

Best known for FAUST

Illustrator and Harvey Award Nominated Inker

Inker on X-Men for nearly 10 years

Bronze Age Marvel Artist

Marvel editor and comic book historian

Best known for Swamp Thing, Current Artist for Prince Valiant

Robots

Humanoid Robot from SoftBank Robotics America

Playful Consumer Robot from Hanson Robotics

Piaggio Fast Forward’s Cargo Robot

VEX Robotics Competition

Road & Track’s 2017 Performance Car of the Year

Humanoid Robot from Hanson Robotics

Fully-Automated Peacekeeping Machine Created by OmniCorp

Official Prop from the Forbidden Planet film

San Jose State University Robotics Team

Famously Shown on Star Trek, Bewitched, Malibu U, Batman and More

Hero Car from the 1987 Film, One of Two Made

Authors

Best known for “A Tale of the Red Riding Rise of the Alpha Huntress,” “Clan of the Vein” and “Kaijudo Clash of the Duel Masters”

M Todd Gallowglas is a professional storyteller (like on a stage with a show in front of real people) and the bestselling author of the Tears of Rage and Halloween Jack series

New York Times bestselling author, television writer, and the co-creator and executive producer of EXTINCT, a new science-fiction television series premiering October 2017 on BYU TV

Best Known for for continuing the Dragonriders of Pern series in collaboration with his mother Anne McCaffrey

Best Known as the authors of “The Strand Prophecy,” “Extinctions Embrace,” “Red Moon Rising,” and soon to be released, “The Perfect Compatibility Test”

Award-winning screenwriter and author, best known as the co-writer of ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY

Author of “The Martian”

Cosplayers

Best known for her rendition of Poison Ivy & Indiana Jones

Best known for her rendition of Wonder Woman

Known for Armor Building and Cosplay Melee Winner

Known for Tony Stark Cosplay and the Replica Prop Forum

Known for her Witchblade and Princess Zelda

Known for their historic costuming and group cosplays

Leader of YUIMINO+ and CEO of professional cosplay company "ONIGIRI PLUS Inc."

Best known as a wigmaker, makeup artist and fashion designer

Best Known as a Propmaker and for his rendition of the Classic Antman

Known for his Shazam and Classic ‘66 Joker Costumes

Best known for her rendition Wonder Woman and Queen Gorgo

Known for her Pokemon, Zelda, and Disney cosplays

Known for her Game of Thrones and World of Warcraft Cosplays

A Superhero themed sketch comedy troupe known for their comedic send up of geek and pop-culture

Canceled

Known for Roots, Star Trek and hosting Reading Rainbow

Saturday and Sunday
Klingon Worf in Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine