Miracle Laurie

ATTENDING ALL WEEKEND!

Miracle Laurie

Miracle Laurie as Mellie on Dollhouse

Friday, July 6

  • 8:30pm – Blastoff Party – Markham

Saturday July 7

  • 11am – Photos Sessions – Markham
  • 3pm-5pm – Autographs – Vaughan
  • Noon – Main Stage – York

Sunday July 8

  • 2pm Photos Sessions Markham
  • 3pm-5pm – Autographs – Vaughan
  • Noon – Main Stage – York

All appearances are subject to change or cancellation.


Polaris 26 is happy to announce Miracle Laurie as a full weekend guest to this year’s convention!

Miracle Laurie is originally from Huntington Beach, California. She’s acted in theatre since the age of seven and has her degree in drama from the University of California, Irvine. She had her first piano lesson at the age of five and has been a Polynesian dancer pretty much since she could walk.

Miracle is best known for her role as the neighbour and sleeper doll, Mellie/November/Madeline in Joss Wheaton’s “Dollhouse”.

Her latest project “Any Day Now” has been selected to appear in the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival.

Miracle has 3 films in the works, one in which is called “Lust for Love”, which co-stars her former Dollhouse co-stars Fran Kranz, Dichen Lachman and Enver Gjokaj, among others.

Follow Miracle on Twitter @miraclelaurie and Facebook Miracle-Laurie

 

Ms. Miracle Laurie’s planned schedule* of events:

Friday, July 6 2012

Saturday, July 7 2012

Sunday, July 8 2012

* – To avoid disappointment, please do not arrive at the last minute as the schedule is subject to change.
** – Not all guests may be present for the entire Blastoff Party.
*** – Photo sessions are scheduled for 45 minutes on Saturday and 30 minutes on Sunday.  However, if there is no one in line, then the guest is free to leave.

For a complete listing of scheduled activities, please visit our schedule page.

Neil Grayston

ATTENDING ALL WEEKEND!

Neil Grayston
Neil Grayston

Friday, July 6

  • 8:30pm – Blastoff Party – Markham

Saturday July 7

  • 1pm – Photos Sessions – Markham
  • 3pm-5pm – Autographs – Vaughan
  • 5pm – Main Stage – York

Sunday July 8

  • 11am – Photos Sessions – Markham
  • 1pm-3pm – Autographs – Vaughan
  • 3pm – Main Stage – York

All appearances are subject to change or cancellation.


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.

Polaris and TCON Promotional Society would like to thank Mr. Neil Grayston for agreeing to join us for this year’s Polaris.

Mr. Neil Grayston’s planned schedule* of events:

Friday, July 6 2012

Saturday, July 7 2012

Sunday, July 8 2012

* – To avoid disappointment, please do not arrive at the last minute as the schedule is subject to change.
** – Not all guests may be present for the entire Blastoff Party.
*** – Photo sessions are scheduled for 45 minutes on Saturday and 30 minutes on Sunday.  However, if there is no one in line, then the guest is free to leave.

For a complete listing of scheduled activities, please visit our schedule page.

Robin Dunne

Friday Only: Host of the 2012 Constellation Awards

The Constellation Awards are very pleased to announce that actor Robin Dunne has signed on to host The Constellation Awards this year!

Robin Dunne is excited to be hosting this year’s Constellation Awards, despite his heartbreaking loss – by ONE VOTE, no less – at the event two years prior. Robin is best known for his work as DR. WILL ZIMMERMAN on the hit series SANCTUARY. Robin has also recently acted in and produced the science fiction comedy film SPACE MILKSHAKE, due to be released late summer 2012.

Robin’s other accomplishments include being shortlisted for the 2012 Nobel Prize in Sarcasm, knowing how to say “hello” in French, and being left-handed.

Norman Spinrad

Friday, July 6

  • 8:30pm – Blastoff Party – Markham

Saturday July 7

  • Noon – Autographs – Marketplace (E1: Bakaa Phoenix Books)
  • 1pm – Main Stage – York
  • 6pm – The Doomsday Machine – Aurora

Sunday July 8

  • 1pm – Autographs – Marketplace (E1: Bakaa Phoenix Books)
  • Noon – Reading – Pres. Boardroom

All appearances are subject to change or cancellation.


Norman Spinrad is the author of over twenty novels, including Bug Jack Barron, The Iron Dream, Child of Fortune, Pictures at 11, Greenhouse Summer, and The Druid King.

He has also published something like 60 short stories collected in half a dozen volumes. The novels and stories have been published in about 15 languages.

His most recent novel length publication in English is He Walked Among Us, published in April 2010 by Tor in hardcover and April 2011 in trade paperback.

He’s written teleplays, including the classic Star Trek episode, The Doomsday Machine and two produced feature films Druids and La Sirene Rouge. He is a long time literary critic, sometime film critic, perpetual political analyst, and sometime songwriter.

He’s also briefly been a radio phone show host, has appeared as a vocal artist on three albums, and occassionally performs live. He’s been a literary agent, and President of the Science Fiction Writers of America and World SF. He’s posted 28 YouTube videos to date.

He grew up in New York, has lived in Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, and Paris, and travelled widely in Europe and rather less so in Latin America, Asia, and Oceania.

Learn more about Norman by reading his blog Norman Spinrad At Large.

Mr. Norman Spinrad’s planned schedule* of events:

Saturday, July 7 2012

Sunday, July 8 2012

* – To avoid disappointment, please do not arrive at the last minute as the schedule is subject to change.

For a complete listing of scheduled activities, please visit our schedule page.

Tony Amendola

ATTENDING ALL WEEKEND!

Tony Amendola

Mr. Tony Amendola

Friday, July 6

  • 8:30pm – Blastoff Party – Markham

Saturday July 7

  • 10am – Photos Sessions – Markham
  • 1pm-3pm – Autographs – Vaughan
  • 3pm – Main Stage – York

Sunday July 8

  • 1pm – Photos Sessions – Markham
  • 3pm-5pm – Autographs – Vaughan
  • 2pm – Main Stage – York

All appearances are subject to change or cancellation.


It’s difficult to imagine that Tony’s simple dream over 30 years ago to “work as an actor” would take him to Mexico, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, England, Bulgaria, Canada, and across the United States. Even to the stage of the Disney Concert Hall.

Tony spent the first 12 years of his professional life almost exclusively in the theatre; appearing Off-Broadway in an acclaimed production of “Filumena” and in lead roles on the stages of America’s top regional theatres, including the Mark Taper Forum, American Conservatory Theatre, Berkeley Rep, Williamstown Theatre Festival, La Jolla Playhouse, and the Old Globe. Theatrical credits include such classic characters as ‘Cyrano’, ‘Iago’, ‘Skylock’, ‘Uncle Vanya’, and ‘Jack Henry Abbot’ in “In the Belly of the Beast”.

Hoping to expand his craft and career, Tony moved to Los Angeles to seek work in film and television; where the opportunities have been varied and rewarding. His film work includes appearances opposite Johnny Depp in Ted Demme’s Blow,  Antonio Banderas and Anthony Hopkins in The Mask of Zorro and The Legend of Zorro, and Chris Cooper in John Sayles’ Lone Star. His TV Guest appearances include recurring roles on Dexter, CSI: NY, Seinfeld, The Practice, Charmed, and a long running role on Stargate: SG-1 as ‘Master Bratac’.  Currently, Tony can be seen as ‘Geppetto’ in ABC’s smash hit Once Upon a Time.    He is also busy working on the new Showcase SF series Continuum.

Tony will be with us all weekend at Polaris, including in attendance at the Blastoff Party!

Learn more about Tony Amendola via The Internet Movie Database (IMDB)

You can get a picture with yourself with Tony during our Guest Photo sessions.

Polaris and TCON Promotional Society would like to thank Mr. Tony Amendola for agreeing to join us for this year’s Polaris.

 

Mr. Tony Amendola’s planned schedule* of events:

Friday, July 6 2012

Saturday, July 7 2012

Sunday, July 8 2012

* – To avoid disappointment, please do not arrive at the last minute as the schedule is subject to change.
** – Not all guests may be present for the entire Blastoff Party.
*** – Photo sessions are scheduled for 45 minutes on Saturday and 30 minutes on Sunday.  However, if there is no one in line, then the guest is free to leave.

For a complete listing of scheduled activities, please visit our schedule page.

Catch Tony Amendola on the premiere episode of Continuum on Show Case Canada
Sunday, May 27 @ 9pm ET/PT

Dichen Lachman

Dichen Lachman

Dichen Lachman in Dollhouse

Can no longer attend

Unfortunately due to illness Dichen Lachman will no longer be able to attend Polaris 26. Please see Miracle Laurie, also from Dollhouse, will now be joining us.

If you had pre-purchased a photo session with Ms. Lachman, you can use it for Ms. Laurie’s photo session or another single person photo session.

All appearances are subject to change or cancellation.


The Australian actress Dichen Lachman has enamored many by her looks and talents. She was born in Kathmandu, and is of Australian and Tibetan descent. She lived in Nepal until she was seven years old before her family moved to Adelaide, Australia. While there, she attended Norwood Morialta High School, Annesley College, and the University of Adelaide. In 2005, Lachman got her big break. She joined the long-running Australian soap opera Neighbours, playing nurse Katya Kinski. That year, she also received a small role in the film Safety in Numbers, where she played a news reporter. The next year, she was cast in the family movie Aquamarine. Lachman portrayed the character Ayacoatl in Tyrannosaurus Azteca, also known as Aztec Rex. For that, she flew to Hawaii and worked with director Brian Trenchard-Smith. Before that, she finished shooting the role of Aaren in the 2008 film Bled.

During that year, she joined the cast of the Fox series Dollhouse, created by the renowned Joss Whedon portraying the role of Sierra.

Dichen also appeared in Torchwood, Being Human, NCIS: Los Angeles and is currently working, producing the film Lust for Love.

J. G. Hertzler

ATTENDING ALL WEEKEND!

J. G. Hertzler

Friday, July 6

  • 8:30pm – Blastoff Party – Markham

Saturday July 7

  • Noon – Photos Sessions – Markham (In Costume)
  • 2pm-4pm – Autographs – Vaughan
  • 11am – Main Stage – York (In Costume)

Sunday July 8

  • 10am – Photos Sessions – Markham (Not in Costume)
  • 2pm-4pm – Autographs – Vaughan
  • 1pm – Main Stage – York (Not in Costume)

All appearances are subject to change or cancellation.


Mr. John Garman “J.G.” is an actor from Savannah, Georgia, best-known role is ‘Martok,’ whom he played for four seasons on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (DS9).  He also wrote the continuation of his character’s story in The Left Hand of Destiny novel diptych with Jeffrey Lang.

In addition, Hertzler has provided voice-over roles on several Star Trek computer games, including Star Trek: Armada and Star Trek: Armada II as the voice of Martok. Hertzler also played the role of ‘Koval’ in the independent production Star Trek: Of Gods and Men. In 2007, it was announced that Hertzler would play ‘Harry Mudd’ in a forthcoming edition of Star Trek: New Voyages, which he would also direct.

Hertzler has since guest-starred on such shows as The Adventures of Brisco Country, Jr., Diagnosis Murder, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, Seinfeld, Charmed, Roswell and Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.

He has since appeared in two films starring Battlestar Galactica’s Richard Hatch: 2005′s The Great War of Magellan (which Hatch also wrote, produced, and directed) and InAlienable. The former movie also starred Brad Dourif and Richard Lynch, while the latter project was written by Walter Koenig and featured fellow Star Trek alumni Erick Avari, Gary Graham, Richard Herd, Andrew Koenig, Judy Levitt, Lisa LoCicero, Courtney Peldon, Jeff Rector, Alan Ruck, and Marina Sirtis.

In addition to his film and television work, Hertzler has supplied his voice to a number of video games, in addition to the Star Trek games mentioned above. He and his DS9 co-star Armin Shimerman both had voice-over roles in the 2007 computer game BioShock.

In a special feature on the DS9 7th Season DVD set (disc 7), Hertzler remarks, “You know, the thing about Star Trek is they use more theater people, Shakespearian-trained (I’ve done a lot of Shakespeare — most of the Klingons have done a lot of Shakespeare) and that’s something that Star Trek was unique. Is unique. They tend to go with people who can operate in a strangely heightened reality and somehow make it as close to reality as you can. That’s sci-fi, you know, that’s what you need.”

You too can be made up to look like a Klingon by John Paladin by entering the Klingon Make-up Contest.

Membership Name for Raffle Draw ($5 per)

You can get a picture with yourself, J.G. Hertzler, and Robert O’Reilly, in their Klingon Make-up (by John Paladin)  Saturday during our Guest Photo session

Polaris and TCON Promotional Society would like to thank Mr. J.G. Hertzler for agreeing to join us for this year’s Polaris.

 

Mr. J.G. Hertzler’s planned schedule* of events:

Friday, July 6 2012

Saturday, July 7 2012 (In Costume)

Sunday, July 8 2012

* – To avoid disappointment, please do not arrive at the last minute as the schedule is subject to change.
** – Not all guests may be present for the entire Blastoff Party.
*** – Photo sessions are scheduled for 45 minutes on Saturday and 30 minutes on Sunday.  However, if there is no one in line, then the guest is free to leave.

For a complete listing of scheduled activities, please visit our schedule page.

Robert O’Reilly

ATTENDING ALL WEEKEND!

Robert O'Reilly

Robert O'Reilly

Friday, July 6 

  • 8:30pm – Blastoff Party – Markham

Saturday July 7

  • Noon – Photos Sessions – Markham (In Costume)
  • 2pm-4pm – Autographs – Vaughan
  • 11am – Main Stage – York (In Costume)

Sunday July 8

  • 10am – Photos Sessions – Markham (Not in Costume)
  • 2pm-4pm – Autographs – Vaughan
  • 1pm – Main Stage – York (Not in Costume)

All appearances are subject to change or cancellation.


Robert O’Reilly is an actor best known for his portrayal of Klingon ‘Chancellor Gowron’ on Star Trek: The Next Generation (TNG) and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (DS9).

His first Star Trek appearance was in 1989 and his last was in 2003. He played Gowron for nine years. When he first auditioned for the role, he attempted to portray him as cold and calculating, but feeling this was not as successful, at his next audition, he flared his eyes aggressively (which Gowron has now come to be known for) and successfully obtained the role.

At DS9′s wrap party, O’Reilly said DS9: “Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang” was his favorite DS9 episode.

Robert’s stage work has spanned a broad spectrum from Shakespeare (King Lear and Hamlet) and Sam Shepard (True West) to original plays (When The Bough Breaks) and the original production of The Grapes of Wrath. He is proud to have starred in the original productions of The Martian Chronicles and Fahrenheit 451 (plays written by and based on the books by Ray Bradbury, who has since become a friend).

O’Reilly has appeared in film and stage productions. He has also guest starred in numerous television series, including Cheers, Knight Rider, Sledge Hammer!, MacGyver, In the Heat of the Night, Max Headroom, T.J. Hooker, The Scarecrow and Mrs. King, Manimal, The Incredible Hulk, The Fall Guy and NYPD Blue.

Robert resides with his wife in Los Angeles. During his infrequent times of rest and recreation, you may find him playing a round of golf, attending an enjoyable game of baseball, or watching a good film or television show, particularly if it’s set in the Star Trek universe.

You too can be made up to look like a Klingon by John Paladin by entering the Klingon Make-up Contest.

Membership Name for Raffle Draw ($5 per)

You can get a picture with yourself, J.G. Hertzler, and Robert O’Reilly, in their Klingon Make-up (by John Paladin)  Saturday during our Guest Photo session

Polaris and TCON Promotional Society would like to thank Mr. Robert O’Reilly for agreeing to join us for this year’s Polaris.

 

Mr. Robert O’Reilly’s planned schedule* of events:

Friday, July 6 2012

Saturday, July 7 2012 (In Costume)

Sunday, July 8 2012

* – To avoid disappointment, please do not arrive at the last minute as the schedule is subject to change.
** – Not all guests may be present for the entire Blastoff Party.
*** – Photo sessions are scheduled for 45 minutes on Saturday and 30 minutes on Sunday.  However, if there is no one in line, then the guest is free to leave.

For a complete listing of scheduled activities, please visit our schedule page.

Wil Wheaton

ATTENDING ALL WEEKEND!

Wil Wheaton

Wil Wheaton

Friday, July 6

  • 8:30pm Blastoff Party Markham

Saturday July 7

  • 5pm Photos Sessions Markham
  • 1pm-3pm Autographs Vaughan
  • 4pm Main Stage York

Sunday July 8

  • Noon Photos Sessions Markham
  • 2pm-4pm Autographs Vaughan
  • 4pm Main Stage York

All appearances are subject to change or cancellation.


Mr. Wil Wheaton’s successful acting career began in 1986 with acclaimed roles in Stand By Me and Toy Soldiers. He continued to build his resume through his teen years as series regular ‘Wesley Crusher’ on Star Trek: The Next Generation and opposite Robin Williams in Flubber. But Wil is much more than just an actor; he’s an author, blogger, voice actor, widely-followed original Twitter user, and a champion of geek culture. 

Wil currently splits his time between acting and writing. He currently recurs as Doctor Isaac Parrish on SyFy’s hit series Eureka, as computer hacker Chaos on TNT’s Leverage, and as a “delightfully evil version” of himself on CBS’s The Big Bang Theory. He has recently appeared as serial killer ‘Floyd Hansen’ on Criminal Minds, comic book publisher ‘Miles Sklar’ on NUMB3RS, as the voice of ‘Ted Kord, the Silver Age Blue Beetle’, on Batman: The Brave and the Bold, and as Axis of Anarchy leader Fawkes in Felicia Day’s smash hit webseries The Guild.

An avid and passionate gamer, Wil gave the keynote address to the 2007 Penny Arcade Expo, and delivered the inagural keynote address to PAX East in 2010. He has been featured on the long-running Wizards of the Coast Dungeons and Dragons podcast as the Eladrin Avenger Aeofel, and provides voices for numerous videogames, including Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Red Dead Redemption, Brutal Legend, Fallout: New Vegas, and DC Universe Online.

As an author, he’s published several acclaimed books, including: Just A Geek, Dancing Barefoot, The Happiest Days of Our Lives, and Memories of the Future Volume 1, a humorous and nostalgic episode guide of the first half of the first season of Star Trek: The Next Generation. All of his books grew out of Wil’s immensely popular, award-winning weblog, which he created at WIL WHEATON dot NET and currently maintains at WIL WHEATON dot NET: in Exile. While most celebrities are happy to let publicists design and maintain their websites, Wil took a decidedly different turn when he started blogging in 2001. He designed, coded, and maintained WWdN entirely on his own, until he “blew up” his sites’ database in 2005 and moved his blog to the TypePad service. In 2003, Forbes.com readers voted WWdN the “Best Celebrity Weblog.” Wil’s blog was chosen by C|Net for inclusion in their 100 most influential blogs, and is an “A” lister, according to Blogebrity.com. In the 2002 weblog awards (the bloggies) Wil won every category in which he was nominated, including “Weblog of the Year.” In 2007, Wil was nominated for a Lifetime Achievement Bloggie, alongside Internet powerhouses Slashdot and Fark. In the 2008 weblog awards, Wil was voted the “Best Celebrity Blogger,” and in 2009 Forbes named him the 14th most influential web celebrity. This is all amusing to Wil, who doesn’t think of himself as a celebrity, but is instead, “just this guy, you know?”

Polaris and TCON Promotional Society would like to thank Mr. Wil Wheaton for agreeing to join us for this year’s Polaris.

 

Mr. Wil Wheaton’s planned schedule* of events:

Friday, July 6 2012

Saturday, July 7 2012

Sunday, July 8 2012

* – To avoid disappointment, please do not arrive at the last minute as the schedule is subject to change.
** – Not all guests may be present for the entire Blastoff Party.
*** – Photo sessions are scheduled for 45 minutes on Saturday and 30 minutes on Sunday.  However, if there is no one in line, then the guest is free to leave.

For a complete listing of scheduled activities, please visit our schedule page.


Biography taken from WWdn: In Exile.  For more information on Mr. Wheaton, please visit his IMDB page, his blog, or follow him on Twitter.