2nd - 4th February, 2018

The Grand Harbour Hotel
Southampton

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Sci-Fi Ball 24 Guest List

Terry Farrell

Terry Farrell

Terry Farrell was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and in her junior year of high school, the nearly six feet tall Farrell submitted her image to the Elite modeling agency in New York City. Shortly after, at the age of 16, she was invited to New York City and within two days of arriving, had an exclusive contract with Mademoiselle. She went on to appear on the covers of the Italian and German editions of Vogue.

After 18 months of modeling, she studied acting with Kate McGregor Stewart while still modeling on the side. Her first major roles were in the short-lived 1984 television series Paper Dolls, playing a model, and in the feature film Back to School. In the spring of 1989, she began appearing in a number of guest-starring roles in series, including Quantum Leap and The Cosby Show. In 1992, she played Cat in a second pilot for a U.S. version of Red Dwarf. Danny John-Jules never looked that good!

She was offered a lead role in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as Jadzia Dax, the space station's Starfleet science officer. This character was an alien species known as the Trill, who is host to a 300-year-old symbiont and could draw upon the memories and knowledge of the symbiont's seven previous hosts. The series debuted in January 1993. When she decided to leave the show at the end of the sixth season, Paramount killed Farrell's "host" character.

Terry then co-starred on Paramount's television comedy series Becker. She played Regina "Reggie" Kostas, foil and love interest to Ted Danson's John Becker, for four years and 94 episodes.

Fun fact! Terry has an asteroid named after here. Just look out for asteroid 26734 Terryfarrell, discovered in 2001.

Terry will be with us all weekend.

Taking part in:

Friday

  • Opening Ceremony
  • Gold Cocktail Party

Saturday

  • Talks
  • Photos with…
  • Autographs
  • The Ball Dinner

Sunday

  • Talks
  • Photos with…
  • Autographs
  • Closing Ceremony
Gary Graham

Gary Graham

Gary Graham has played two roles on Star Trek: the Ocampa Tanis in the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Cold Fire", and (more prominently) Vulcan ambassador Soval on Star Trek: Enterprise. He was once considered for the roles of both Benjamin Sisko and Captain Janeway before the decision was made for Janeway to be female and for Sisko to be an African-American.

Gary remembered a conversation with Enterprise producer Rick Berman. "I showed up and Rick said, 'You look like a Vulcan.'"

In fan productions of Star Trek, he plays a new role, Ragnar, Star Trek: Of Gods and Men and continued this role in Star Trek: Renegades.

Gary starred as Detective Matthew Sikes in the television series Alien Nation (1989–1990) and he resumed this role in the TV movies Alien Nation: Dark Horizon (1994), Alien Nation: Body and Soul (1995), Alien Nation: Millennium (1996), Alien Nation: The Enemy Within (1996), and Alien Nation: The Udara Legacy (1997).

Sons of KirkGary and his band will be providing our cabaret for the Sci-Fi Ball 24.
The Sons of Kirk are here to rock your planetary system!!
Featuring
Gary Graham - Vocals & Guitar
Mike Thompson - Guitar & Vocals
Marc Rivera - Bass & Vocals
Neill Murzynowski - Drums & Vocals.

Their motto

“To explore new cons. To rock new venues. To bodily go where no band has gone before. Live Long and Rocket…!"

Gary will be with us all weekend.

Taking part in:

Friday

  • Opening Ceremony
  • Gold Cocktail Party

Saturday

  • Talks
  • Photos with…
  • Autographs
  • The Ball Dinner
  • Cabaret with The Sons of Kirk

Sunday

  • Talks
  • Photos with…
  • Autographs
  • Closing Ceremony
Vic Mignogna

Vic Mignogna

Victor Joseph Mignogna (min-ya-nah) is an American actor and musician known for his prolific voice-over work in the English dubs of Japanese anime shows, the most notable being Edward Elric from the anime roles include Broly from the Dragon Ball Z films, Tamaki Suoh in Ouran High School Host Club, Fai D. Flowright in Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle, Dark Mousy in D.N.Angel, Kurz Weber in the Full Metal Panic! series, Yoshimori Sumimura in Kekkaishi, Zero and Ichiru Kiryu in the Vampire Knight series, Christopher Aonuma in Digimon Fusion, Nagato in Naruto Shippuden, Ikkaku Madarame in Bleach and Koubun Ka in Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic. In video games, he is the voice of E-123 Omega in the Sonic the Hedgehog series and Junpei Iori from Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3. Fullmetal Alchemist series, for which he earned the American Anime Award for Best Actor in 2007.

Vic has been invited to join us at the ball because of his involvement with STAR TREK CONTINUES. This is a critically-acclaimed, award-winning, fan-produced webseries. Vic portrays Captain Kirk.

Vic says

“Our Stage Nine (an 18,500-square-foot studio named after the original soundstage at Desilu) houses the largest, most complete standing TOS sets in the world — including the bridge, corridors, turbolifts, quarters, sickbay, briefing/rec room, transporter room, Jefferies tube, engineering, auxiliary control, shuttlecraft, and planet sets — precisely constructed using the original Star Trek”.

From “Where No Man Has Gone Before” to “Turnabout Intruder,” TOS chronicled the first four years (2265–2269) of James T. Kirk’s historic five-year mission before the series was prematurely cancelled. STAR TREK CONTINUES is proud to be part of Trek history, completing the final year (late 2269 – early 2270) of the original adventure.

Vic and the talented team of film professionals raised the bar in the quality of stories and overall production on one of the most recognized, popular fan productions ever made.

Further info and the completed episodes can be found here:

Vic will be with us all weekend.

Taking part in:

Friday

  • Opening Ceremony
  • Gold Cocktail Party

Saturday

  • Talks
  • Photos with…
  • Autographs
  • The Ball Dinner

Sunday

  • Talks
  • Photos with…
  • Autographs
  • Closing Ceremony
Chris Doohan

Chris Doohan

Christopher Doohan is one of the sons of Star Trek actor James Doohan. Chris and his twin brother, Montgomery, made uncredited appearances as background extras in the first Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

He appeared alongside Scotty, assisting him in operating the transporter controls during the mission to the Narada in Star Trek Into Darkness as a Transport Officer.

In 2012, it was announced that Doohan would play Scotty in Star Trek Continues, a web-based film series. He also appears as Scotty in Star Trek Online, with a major appearance in the "Agents of Yesterday" expansion pack released in July 2016.

In daily life, Chris Doohan is primarily a singer. In this profession, he competed in a televised talent show known as Your Big Break in 1999, in which participants must impress a studio audience by impersonating the musical celebrity whom they most look or sound like. Doohan emulated country singer Garth Brooks on the show, which was produced and aired by NBC. Doohan also works as a Registered Vascular Technologist.

Chris will be with us all weekend.

Taking part in:

Friday

  • Opening Ceremony
  • Gold Cocktail Party

Saturday

  • Talks
  • Photos with…
  • Autographs
  • The Ball Dinner

Sunday

  • Talks
  • Photos with…
  • Autographs
  • Closing Ceremony
Richard Williams

Richard Williams

Richard was born in 1979 Ammanford, Wales, UK. He studied A-level Art and Design Technology at Amman Valley Comprehensive School and BA 3D Computer Animation at Swansea Institute of Higher Education.

He would go on to work as a storyboard and concept artist for the BBC for eight years on T.V. shows such as Doctor Who, Torchwood, The Sarah Jane Adventures, Wizards vs. Aliens, Casualty, Sherlock, Broadchurch, Outcasts, The Deep and Davincis Demons to name but a few, He has appeared on T.V. in Doctor Who Confidential, Totally Doctor Who and Blue Peter regarding his work for Doctor Who. Some of his concept art work has been published in books Doctor Who Impossible Worlds and A Brief History of Timelords.

Richard now works for Jaguar Landrover visualising their future vehicles using 2D, 3D animation and virtual reality, playing a part in visualisation research and development. He is also currently working on some exciting personal projects that will be revealed on the launch of his website early 2018. This is the first time he has appeared at the Sci-Fi Ball.

Richard will be with us all weekend.

Taking part in:

Friday

  • Opening Ceremony
  • Gold Cocktail Party

Saturday

  • Talks
  • Autographs
  • The Ball Dinner

Sunday

  • Talks
  • Autographs
  • Closing Ceremony
Robert Rankin

Robert Rankin

Robert is the best-selling author of 41 books. He is described as The Father of Far-Fetched Fiction, Far-Fetched Fiction being the name he ascribed to his work in the hope of getting his own special shelf in bookshops. This was not to be and so his books now reside in the Science Fiction section where they find themselves comfortably at home. Rankin’s fiction is certainly not for everyone, being almost impossible to actually categorise (apart from the fact that you will find it in the SF section) it leaves some folk absolutely baffled, but his unique prose style and fantastical plots have gained him a faithful and loyal readership.

Which is just the way Robert Rankin likes it, really, as being an unashamed child of the sixties, he was determined from the very beginning to “do his own thing” and do it his way and he has now been doing it for over thirty years.

Robert studied at the Ealing School of Art alongside such luminaries as Alan Lee and Freddie Mercury and in recent years returned to illustration. He was commissioned to provide covers for his novels (published by Orion) and has released three illustrated books through Far-Fetched Books. Likewise he has published as limited edition illustrated hardbacks his autobiography I, Robert, The Abominable Showman and his first, and biggest-selling, novel The Antipope. 2017 saw the publication of The Lord of the Ring Roads — the first part of the final Brentford Trilogy — which sold out within a week.

It is not really possible to sum up Rankin’s work in a few paragraphs, so why not pop over to and sample his work, join him on , or visit him at the Sci-Fi Ball and chat with the man himself? He’ll give you a big hello, maybe bung you a freebie and try to convince you that you really need to buy his books.

Go on, what’s the worst that could happen?

Robert will be with us all weekend.

Taking part in:

Friday

  • Opening Ceremony
  • Gold Cocktail Party

Saturday

  • Availble in the traders area
  • The Ball Dinner

Sunday

  • Available in the traders area
Raygun

Dr aRt (aka the Lovely Wife, Mrs Rankin)

Steel pan player extraordinare Rachel’s music has been described as

“a potpourri of earlobe delights! A mystical vortex of an eerie fairground… an odd ferrous rave…”
(Michael “Atters” Attree).

Her unparalled credentials include winning the UK Soloists Competition, and performing throughout Europe and the Caribbean, most notably in Trinidad (the birthplace of steelpan) where she was the first, and to date only, person of European descent ever to reach the finals of the World Steelband Soloists Competition (1996).

She has since performed with such prestigious ensembles as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the London Sinfonietta and was a guest soloist with the Russell Henderson Trio at London’s 606 club.

She was invited to participate in the 2012 London Olympic Opening Ceremony with Nostalgia Steel Band and in 2015 with Pan Nectar Steel Band she became the first woman of European descent to arrange for a steel band at London’s Notting Hill Carnival. With Simon Limbrick she performed Simon Boswell’s title music for Danny Boyle’s unreleased film Alien Love Triangle (1999).

In 2016 she achieved a lifetime’s ambition as her junior steel band — The Turtles — was selected to perform at Music For Youth’s Primary Prom at the Royal Albert Hall. And yes, she is a real doctor – holder of the only UK doctorate ever awarded to primarily focus on steel pan.

Her two most recent albums can be found by typing “Rachel Hayward” into Spotify, and she has recently discovered the joys of pottery — some examples of which she hopes to bring to the Ball. She enjoys occasionally tooting out a few notes on the saxophone, she loves her goldfish, her orchids, her garden, her Pashley bicycle, and of course her wonderful husband, Robert.

Dr aRt with us all weekend.

Taking part in:

Friday

  • Opening Ceremony
  • Steel Pan Concert

Saturday

  • Availabe to meet and chat
  • The Ball Dinner

Sunday

  • Available to meet and chat