Guests

CON KASTERBOROUS 2018 GUESTS

 

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Mark Sheppard

Mark Sheppard, a fan favorite across popular science fiction and fantasy TV series: Doctor Who, Supernatural, Firefly, Battlestar Galactica, Warehouse 13, Star Trek: Voyager, The X-Files, Sliders, Chuck, Dollhouse, Charmed, Medium, The Bionic Woman and more.

Best known to Doctor Who fans for his 2011 role as “Canton Delaware III,” a taciturn FBI agent who helps the Doctor repel an alien menace during the historic Apollo 11 moon launch, Sheppard will join Catrin Stewart, who plays Doctor Who’s mystery-solving Victorian heroine “Jenny Flint,” and classic Who composer Dominic Glynn, among other guests.
“It’s a thrill to welcome Mark to Con Kasterborous,” said show organizer Bonnie Auten, who founded the con in 2012. “Fans have been delighting in Mark’s charismatic performances and weird, wonderful characters for decades, from his menacing pyrokinetic killer in an early X-Files to conniving ‘Badger’ in Firefly, from Supernatural’s unforgettable ‘Crowley’ to Doctor Who’s heroic ‘Canton Delaware.’ It’s fair to say that any show is improved the moment Mark enters a scene —
The son of veteran British thespian Morgan Sheppard — who joined him on Doctor Who as an older “Canton Delaware,” reunited with the Doctor long after their encounter in 1969 — Sheppard got his acting start in the 1992-93 series Silk Stalkings and in the Oscar-nominated 1993 film In the Name of the Father. His other movie appearances include Lady in the Box, Evil Eyes, Unstoppable and Mysterious Island — which he also directed — and he held recurring roles on other series including White Collar, Leverage, 24 and Soldier of Fortune, Inc. He starred in an early 1990s production of Billy Hayes’ Cock and Bull Story, for which he received the 1992 L.A. Drama Critics’ Circle Award. He also voiced the protagonist of the 2009 videogame The Conduit, in which he was reunited with his father Morgan Sheppard, who played his mentor.
Before taking up acting, Sheppard was a trained musician who performed and toured with, among others, Robyn Hitchcock and the Television Personalities. As a session artist, he backed records cut by numerous bands across Europe. Since 2011, he’s been “The Voice” for BBC America, the cablenet that imports Doctor Who and other British entertainment stateside.

 

 

 

Dominic Glynn

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Prolific British composer Dominic Glynn, who revitalized Doctor Who’s classic theme for “Sixth Doctor” Colin Baker in 1986 and scored episodes of the series until its classic run ended in 1989, will be a headliner at Con Kasterborous 2018. The premiere southern Doctor Who convention is set for June 9-10, 2018, at the Westin in Huntsville, Alabama.

“We are thrilled to welcome Dominic Glynn to Huntsville for our seventh annual con,” said organizer Bonnie Auten, who created the event in 2012. “Dominic has been on our radar for ages, and we’re thrilled the stars have finally aligned to welcome him into the Con K family!”

Glynn was among the rare composers tapped to rearrange the iconic Doctor Who theme created in 1963 by Ron Grainer and Delia Derbyshire. His version, used on TV during Season 23, remains the Sixth Doctor’s signature theme in new audios from Big Finish Productions. Glynn went on to compose incidental music for the Doctor Who TV episodes “The Mysterious Planet,” “The Ultimate Foe,” “Dragonfire,” “The Happiness Patrol” and “Survival.”

A regular writer for Universal Music Publishing Group and other production music libraries, Glynn’s composing credits range from the theme to the hit Dutch TV thriller “Vuurzee” to the interstitial Adult Swim “bumps” on the Cartoon Network’s late-night programming block. His work has appeared in episodes of “The Simpsons,” “American Idol,” “Red Dwarf,” “Dead Like Me” and “Eerie, Indiana,” as well as the film “Holy Man.” He scored the British thriller “Bad Day” in 2007, contributed to the 2011 documentary “You’ve Been Trumped” and its 2014 sequel, and composed the score to the 2014 movie “A Dangerous Game.” He also wrote music for “Blake’s 7” audio plays by B7 Productions, based on the late-70s cult TV series.

A stalwart of the alternative electronica field, Glynn runs the No Bones Records label, recording under the names “Fluid” and “Cybajaz” and with Justin Mackay as “Syzygy.” He is a regular DJ at the Big Chill music festival. He also composed music for the Acclaim Entertainment video games “Forsaken” — performing as The Swarm — and “Re-Volt.”

 

 

 

Catrin Stewart

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Catrin Stewart is known to Doctor Who fans as Jenny Flint, part of the Paternoster Gang, and wife to the lizard woman from the dawn of time, Madam Vastra. Catrin Stewart is a Welsh actress. She is best known for portraying Emma in the Sky1 comedy drama series Stella and Jenny Flint in Doctor Who. She also portrayed Lily in Misfits. Her theatrical performance as Juliet in Headlongs Romeo and Juliet has been acclaimed by The Observer as “one of the most captivating and touching I have seen.”

 

 

Ellie Collins

Ellie Collins was born and raised in Huntsville, AL. She was always artistic and creative, but in her high school days she discovered a deep love for the theater and costuming. Since then she’s created over one hundred costumes for herself and other actors and cosplayers. She’s won numerous awards, and has even been featured in magazines for her costuming work. Also, she has gone on to do seamstress work for film and television.10256959_830279550333882_945216507672045505_n

On top of her costuming work for screen, she has worked both in front of and behind the camera. Whether it be assistant directing, wardrobe, or even acting, she finds herself happy in all parts of film making. However, acting still remains her first love. She was featured on the first season of The CW’s “The Originals” as a recurring DayWalker vampire. It was a season she credits with reigniting her passion for all things creative.

Ellie has gone on to write “Empire Valley”. It was an idea she had mulled around for many years, then the drive to write finally came with 2011’s National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), where she wrote 50,000 words in the month of November. Since then, each year she participates and encourages others to participate in NaNoWriMo and follow their writing dreams.

You can find out more about her book “Empire Valley” here.

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Kelly Yates

Kelly Yates is an illustrator best known for his work on Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time, Doctor Who: The Forgotten and various covers and one-shots for IDW Publishing. In addition, his writes and illustrates the creator-owned books, Amber Atoms and MonstHer. His work also includes toy designs and movie design concepts for Hasbro properties such as Spider-Man and G.I. Joe.

His passion for art, especially comic book art, stems from a family road trip out to California when he was 12-years old. On the way back, his family stopped at Yellowstone National Park for the night and to his distress quickly discovered they had no TV’s in the entire building. Luckily, the gift shop had a few comic books and he’s been reading them ever since.

Visit Kelly Yates’ official website at http://www.kellyyatesart.com!

 

 

 

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