Media Guests of Honor - Gen Con 2013
Gen Con Indy 2013
Media Guests of Honor
Gen Con is thrilled to announce our Media Guests of Honor for Indy 2013. Guests will be signing autographs in the Media Guest of Honor Autograph Area located in the Exhibit Hall. Be sure to stop by and meet them and get your personalized autograph! This year's Media Guests are ...
Gen Con in partnership with Who North America Inc. is happy to announce Peter Davison will be attending Gen Con as a Media Guest of Honor.About Peter Davison:
Peter Davison is a British actor best known for his role as the Fifth Doctor in the BBC television series "Doctor Who" during the 1980s. He reprised this role for the 2007 Children In Need charity special "Doctor Who: Time Crash" alongside son-in-law David Tennant, the Tenth Doctor. Mr. Davison has also starred in numerous TV and theatrical productions including "All Creatures Great and Small", "Law and Order: UK", "Magnum P. I.", "The Tomorrow People" and "Spamalot" to name a few. In 2007, Mr. Davison won the Golden Nymph Award for Best Actor for his role in the comedy series "Fear, Stress and Anger" at the Monte Carlo Television Festival.Onsite:
Mr. Davison will be signing autographs in the Media Guest Autograph Area located in the Exhibit Hall with the following schedule:
- Thursday - 10am-12pm & 2pm-4pm
- Friday - 10am-12pm & 2pm-4pm
- Saturday - 10am-12pm & 2pm-4pm
- Sunday - 10am-12pm & 2pm-3pm
Autographs are $25.
About Janina Gavankar:
Already a favorite of the devoted fans of her two earlier series, The L Word and The Gates, Janina’s role in True Blood as shape-shifter Luna is the talk of the Trubies.
In addition to her starring roles in three series, the three-quarters Indian, one-quarter Dutch beauty has appeared in Stargate Atlantis, Grey's Anatomy, The Cleaner, Dollhouse, NCIS and Three Rivers. She also has been frequently recurring on the comedy series The League on FX, Traffic Light on FOX, Arrow on the CW and can soon be seen in The Goodwin Games for FOX.
During her hiatus from True Blood she has also been shooting the independent films Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf and Satellite of Love, which is successfully making festival rounds.
But as an accomplished musician, she has a second life as a performer. She grew up studying classical piano, percussion and voice, joined the girl group EnDera on the Cash Money label, and has seen her original music licensed for film and television. Her 2010 music video reworking the Kanye West hit “Love Lockdown” elicited raves from fans and critics. 2012 is marking another big step in her music career by signing a deal with Randy Jackson’s label. She just released the first single “Waiting For Godot” which has been getting much critical acclaim.
But there’s also Janina the Geek, who not only writes program code for friends, but who was also the first celebrity to sign up with Twitter and who is so technologically creative that she is regularly asked to be on panels at conferences educating the entertainment industry on the practical application of multiple new digital platforms. Her efforts were awarded with the Gravity Summit Excellence in Social Media/Entertainment Award in 2011. True Blood? True Geek!
Originally from Joliet, Illinois, Janina now makes her home in Hollywood.Onsite:
Janina will be signing autographs in the Media Guest Autograph Area located in the Exhibit Hall on Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning. Specific times will be available onsite.
Autographs are $30.
About Neil Grayston:
Born and raised in suburban Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Neil Grayston caught the acting bug while participating in his high school drama club’s performance of Hamlet, where he played the titular Danish Prince. Following graduation, Neil had a number of guest star and leading roles in Canadian television, including the critically acclaimed CBC young adult series Edgemont.
Neil’s credits include: a series regular role as ‘Alec,’ the mouth-breather, on FOX’s critically acclaimed dramedy Wonderfalls and his Leo Award nominated performance for his portrayal of ‘Martin,’ the stoic sous-chef in CTV’s dramedy Godiva’s. Selected guest star roles include: The CW’s Smallville and Supernatural, as well as CBS’ The Dead Zone.
American audiences best know Neil Grayston for his leading role as ‘Douglas Fargo’ for five seasons on the hit series, Eureka. Eureka is the second highest rated show on the SyFy Channel and was nominated by TV Guide for the "Fan Favorite Award." Neil’s character, ‘Douglas Fargo’ appeared in a crossover arc on SyFy’s #1 show, Warehouse 13.
With very little time between series, Neil has had the pleasure of being able to work on a number of independent films and movies for television. Most recently, Neil can be seen in the leading role ‘Steve Palmer’ in SyFy’s soon-to-be-released movie for television End of the World.
Neil currently resides in Los Angeles.Onsite:
Neil will be signing autographs in the Media Guest Autograph Area located in the Exhibit Hall on Friday afternoon, Saturday and Sunday morning. Specific times will be available onsite.
Autographs are $30.
Gen Con in partnership with Mayfair Games is thrilled to announce Walter Koenig to the Media Guest of Honor line-up.About Walter Koenig:
Walter Koenig performed the part of Chekov in the Star Trek tv program and motion pictures and had the recurring role of Bester in the Babylon 5 series. He’s authored three books including his autobiography “Warped Factors”.His television writing credits include among others “Class of 65”, “ “Land of the Lost” and the animated Star Trek series.
Among his favorite stage characters are Tom Sawyer opposite Mark Lenard in “Boys of Autumn” and Scrooge in “A Christmas Carol”.His theater direction include the plays “Becket”, Hotel Paradiso”, “Fastest Clock in the Universe” and the stage adaptation of two original “Twilight Zone” episodes.He has taught acting and directing at several venues including UCLA and in private classes.Onsite:
Mr. Koenig will be at Gen Con Indy 2013 on Thursday and Friday. He will be signing autographs in the Autograph area of the Exhibit Hall on Thursday and Friday morning (specific times TBD). Friday afternoon (specific times TBD), Mr. Koenig will be in the Mayfair booth signing autographs.
Autographs are $30.