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Battlestar Galactica's Aaron Douglas, Tahmoh Penikett, Richard Hatch to Appear at Florida Convention
The Wrath of Con is a 3-day Sci-Fi Convention and Film Festival, but also celebrates Gaming, Costuming, etc. The annual event is held at the Marriott Bay Point Resort and Spa in Panama City Beach, Florida, from May 30 - June 1, 2008.
The Wrath of Con's three-day event schedule features Hollywood celebrities and caters to a wide variety of interests, ranging from the casual television viewer to fans of the truly exotic.
Among the celebrities appearing at the show will be Aaron Douglas (Chief Galen Tyrol), Tahmoh Penikett (Capt. Karl "Helo" Agathon) and Richard Hatch (Apollo/Tom Zarek) of the reimagined "Battlestar Galactica" series, Jerry Doyle (Security Chief Michael Garibaldi) from the Sci-Fi epic series "Babylon 5", Gigi Edgley (Chiana) and Virginia hey (Zhaan) from the cult hit "Farscape" and Chase Masterson (Leeta) from "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine".
Battlestar Galactica's final season begins its broadcast run in March, and fans are sure to have plenty of questions for the actors and other remarkable celebrity guests at The Wrath of Con!
Fans may bring their own items for the stars to autograph but the actors will have photos available as well.
In addition to the television stars, The Wrath of Con presents a lineup of scientists who are more like rockstars! Dr. Phil Plait, "The Bad Astronomer" and Dr. Travis Taylor, "Doc Travis" will appear and present several entertaining panels, as well as Dr. Howie Baer from the Florida State University who will give fans a "State of the Universe" and explain why "Science Fact is Stranger than Science Fiction".
The Wrath of Con rounds out the guest list with Film Makers, such as Robert Meyer Burnett, writer/director of the indie smash hit "Free Enterprise", James Kerwin, genius behind the Sci-Fi Noir thriller "Yesterday Was A Lie", Andrew Probert who did the technical design for such Sci-Fi hits as the original "Battlestar Galactica" and "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and Director Chip Chalmers, who helmed numerous episodes of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" and is now on the senior faculty at the renowned Florida State University Film School.
Speaking of Films, the "Sci-Fi Sundance" indie film festival will bring the cutting edge of Sci-Fi independent films to the fans at The Wrath of Con, with prizes awarded to the Best Short Film, the Best Feature Film, the Best Fan-Film, and the coveted "Best of Show".
Participation events at The Wrath of Con for 2008 include a 24-hour gaming room, Costume Contest, Discussion Panels on topics ranging from space travel to ghost hunting, Workshops conducted by the celebrities, a Saturday night Blowout Bash, as well as numerous seperate ticketed parties and events such as a VIP Cocktail Party with the celebrities.
For those who desire the full convention experience, the hotel has reduced its rates on rooms booked for the convention, just mention "The Wrath of Con", and because the scheduled content for Friday and Saturday nights runs into the early morning hours, remaining on-site is recommended.
The Wrath of Con is an annual convention open to the public to attend, experience, and participate. Advance tickets for access to all three days of programming are only $50 and tickets may be purchased online via paypal at the convention website, www.wrathofcon.org.
The Wrath of Con is the first event of its kind in the area and will take place May 30 - June 1, 2008 at the Marriott Bay Point Resort and Spa. The show opens at noon on Friday and runs non-stop through 5pm on Sunday. Visit The Wrath of Con on the web at www.wrathofcon.org.
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