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.

Gay Rowan

Gay Rowan played Rachel in the Canadian TV series The Starlost. She also co-starred in the TV movie Our Man Flint: Dead on Target. She later founded the LGR Insurance Group and is a Long Term Care Specialist and a Certified Senior Advisor and is Certified in Long Term Care. Ms. Rowan gives comprehensive and informative long-term care seminars, as well as one-on-one meetings, where she assists people in making the right choices regarding their own, or their family’s, long-term care needs. She has appeared on San Diego local television addressing long-term care issues, as well as working with employers offering long-term care insurance. Ms. Rowan is committed to educating people on how to protect their assets from the catastrophic loss of long-term care. Ms. Rowan has a B.A. in Psychology with a special emphasis on women’s issues. Ms. Rowan lives in Carlsbad with her husband Roger, who is also in the insurance industry.

The Constellation Awards and Polaris Co-Present: A Starlost Mini-Reunion (Saturday – 2pm – King City Conference Room)

In 1973, the CTV network aired Canada’s second ever science fiction television series, The Starlost. Taking place on a huge multi-generational spaceship called “The Ark” which had gone off course, the series followed the adventures of the descendants of the original crew and colonists, many of whom are unaware that they are living aboard a giant ship. The series ran for only 16 episodes, but CTV re-ran it for many years, and it has been the discussion topic at several Canadian conventions ever since.

Now, almost 40 year later, The Constellation Awards and Polaris are pleased to bring you a reunion of two of the main actors from the series. Gay Rowan (Rachel) and Robin Ward (Garth) will both be appearing at the Constellation Awards as presenters. Then, the two will be appearing at a Polaris Discussion entitled “The Starlost: Looking Back,” which will be followed by a brief autograph session. If you remember this Canadian sci-fi series fondly, don’t miss this rare chance to meet these two actors! Check your pocket programme on arrival for confirmation of times and locations.

Robin Ward

Since playing Garth in The Starlost Robin Ward has worked on stages across North America as an actor, playing roles from Shakespeare, to Ibsen to comedies and musicals. In addition to his work on the stage Robin has performed in many television and film dramas both in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. He has also been a television journalist for the CTV Network where he hosted various programs, wrote movie reviews and was an entertainment reporter, and he did a stint as the host of a morning show for the Weather Network.

Robin continues to work in the theatre and will be appearing in the comedy See How They Run at the Aquarius Theatre in Hamilton in September. He divides his time between Toronto where he is active as a voice actor, and St. Mary’s Ontario where he writes, walks his dog and generally takes life easy.

The Constellation Awards and Polaris Co-Present: A StarlostMini-Reunion (SATURDAY – 2PM – KING CITY CONFERENCE ROOM)

In 1973, the CTV network aired Canada’s second ever science fiction television series, The Starlost. Taking place on a huge multi-generational spaceship called “The Ark” which had gone off course, the series followed the adventures of the descendants of the original crew and colonists, many of whom are unaware that they are living aboard a giant ship. The series ran for only 16 episodes, but CTV re-ran it for many years, and it has been the discussion topic at several Canadian conventions ever since.

Now, almost 40 year later, The Constellation Awards and Polaris are pleased to bring you a reunion of two of the main actors from the series. Gay Rowan (Rachel) and Robin Ward (Garth) will both be appearing at the Constellation Awards as presenters. Then, the two will be appearing at a Polaris Discussion entitled “The Starlost: Looking Back,” which will be followed by a brief autograph session. If you remember this Canadian sci-fi series fondly, don’t miss this rare chance to meet these two actors! Check your pocket programme on arrival for confirmation of times and locations.

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.

Larry Stewart

Larry Stewart holding his Aurora Award

Larry Stewart holding his Aurora Award

Larry Stewart is an Ottawa-based illustrator, calligrapher, illuminator, lecturer, writer, and entertainer. He has illustrated books in the Science Fiction field, notably for Robert J. Sawyer’s Factoring Humanity (TOR Books, 1998) and Julie E. Czerneda’s book No Limits (Trifolium Books, 1998).

Larry has three times been the honoured recipient of the Prix Aurora Award – the Canadian National Science Fiction Award. Two of the awards were for his stage entertaining, illustrating, lecturing, and Master of Ceremonies work at conventions across North America. He won the Artistic Achievement Aurora Award in 2000 for his illustrations used in No Limits and Packing Fraction & Other Tales of Science & Imagination.

Live with Larry Stewart

Live with Larry Stewart

Larry is also an accomplished impersonator, and is well known for his vocal duplication of everyone from Sean Connery to Boris Karloff! His vocal repertoire now stands at roughly 1,043 voices!

Larry’s favourite areas of science range from Astronomy and Archaeology through to Physics and Theoretical Science, to Volcanology. His knowledge has been of extensive benefit in his illustration work and his lecturing at conventions.

For more on Larry’s work, visit  www.larrystewart-voiceactor.com

Mr. Larry Stewart’s planned schedule* of events:

Friday, July 6 2012

  • Live with Larry (PG): 10pm

Saturday, July 7 2012

  • Reading Harry Potter: 6pm

Sunday, July 8 2012

  • Main Stage Talk – Larry Stewart & The Mayan Calendar: 5pm
  • Reading Harry Potter: 12pm

* – 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.

Elize Morgan

Elize is the creator and writer of Pretty in Geek, in which she also plays ‘Erin.’

Elize is a graduate of the CFC’s Television Writing program, has an MA in television and web intersections, and makes an amazing pie. Elize is also a consummate web nerd and a lover of the mythical d30. Her favourite dice are long lost, but were translucent with sparkles in the middle. Elize also would like to make the matter clear: the inn deserved it, and those villagers are lying. Elize can be found via the web at her site www.elizemorgan.com, and on Twitter: @ElizeMorgan

Stefne Mercedes

Stefne plays ‘Anna’ in Pretty In Geek

Stefne Mercedes is excited to be making her web series debut on Pretty In Geek. Born and raised in New Hampshire, she attended musical theatre school in New York City before moving to Toronto in a misguided attempt to become a Mountie. After being rejected by the RCMP, she returned to the world of theatre and film, where she sometimes gets to wear neat hats and the color red.

Jennifer Rose

Jennifer plays ‘Stacey’ in Pretty In Geek

Jennifer was born in Ottawa, Ontario. In 2010 she obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree from York University where she studied in the Department of Theatre, concentrating in Creative Ensemble and Playwriting. She has participated both as an actor and writer in York University’s playGround Theatre Festival and the Toronto Fringe Festival. Jennifer recently completed her first leading role in an independent feature film (Hills Green). Pretty in Geek has been a hilarious and disturbing experience that has opened her eyes to womanhood as she knows it. Jennifer currently resides in Toronto where she works as a model, actor, perfume-maker, costumer, and burlesque performer.

Todd Caryl

Todd plays ‘Jason,’ in Pretty In Geek

Long before training at Toronto’s Second City Conservatory, or going to Glendon College for drama, Todd was a nerd – playing old-school paper and pencil roleplaying games in some basement in Orillia. Knights, Quests, Goblins and yes, even Bards were a staple of his youth. Todd is so excited to bring together two of his passions, acting and RPGs, in this fantastic new webseries, which has been so much fun to help make. When not on stage or onscreen, Todd is performing as an substitute teacher at a local school board. Todd would like to thank the amazing cast and crew, his wonderful family and friends, and most of all, Sally. Thanks for watching. “Roll for awesome.” Find Todd on Twitter: @Spun181

Meaghan Fritchley

Meaghan plays ‘Dani’ in Pretty In Geek.

Born in St. Catharines, Ontario, Meaghan Fritchley was introduced to the worlds of table-top role playing, occult themed playing cards and video games by the tender age of 9. Their inherent theatricality led her to Toronto where she received her BFA Honours in Theatre from York University with specializations in Devised Theatre and Theatre Production (since there is no such thing as obtaining a degree by playing any of those games). While stage managing (read: DM’ing) such shows as [Sic] (Toronto Fringe 2010, Next Stage Theatre Festival 2010), Quarter Life Calamity (Toronto Centre for the Arts 2010, Toronto Fringe 2009), and A Streetcar Named Gerrard (Toronto Fringe 2008). Pretty in Geek is Meaghan’s first webseries and she has been especially excited to dust off her dice for the outing.