The Sci-Fi Ball is delighted to announce Robert Duncan McNeill and Andrew Lee Potts as their latest special guests to attend the 25th annual Science Fiction convention at the Grand Harbour Hotel, Southampton from 8 – 10 February 2019 in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust.
Robert Duncan McNeill enjoyed early success as a professional actor when he got the role of Charlie Brent on the popular ABC daytime drama All My Children and starred in the feature film Masters of the Universe. He also starred in an acclaimed episode of the 1980’s version of The Twilight Zone. After he left All My Children, he landed a role in Stephen Sondheim’s Broadway musical Into the Woods. His theatre background also includes performances in the Broadway production of Six Degrees of Separation with Stockard Channing, Romeo and Juliet, The Family of Mann and The Four-H Club.
After returning to Los Angeles to pursue roles on television, he has appeared in featured guest roles on numerous TV shows and movies – including L.A. Law, Murder, She Wrote, The Outer Limits and Crossing Jordan, among others. Star Trek fans will remember his guest role as Nick Locarno in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode The First Duty. In 1995, he became a series regular on Star Trek: Voyager, portraying the character of Tom Paris.
Robert began his directing career with several episodes of Star Trek: Voyager. He then wrote, produced and directed two short films, 9mm of Love and award-winning The Battery. Afterwards, he moved on to directing on numerous TV shows, helming countless episodes of Dawson’s Creek, One Tree Hill, Las Vegas, Supernatural, V, White Collar, The Mentalist, Desperate Housewives and Warehouse 13. In 2007, he signed on as a producer-director of NBC’s Chuck, where he became the Executive Producer in later seasons. Most recently, he worked as Executive Producer on Bravo’s critically acclaimed, first original scripted series, Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce.
Andrew Lee Potts is an English actor and director. He is best known for his role as the quirky dinosaur hunting Connor Temple on 6 seasons of ITV’s British Science Fiction programme Primeval and The Mad Hatter on the SyFy’s mini-series Alice. He is now a veteran TV actor and has been in a catalogue of some of the best in British and American television. He is a series regular on the long-running programme Ideal and Channel 4’s The Mill. Jackson in Steven Spielberg’s Band Of Brothers and most recently, roles in the late Stan Lee’s Lucky Man for Sky One and new Netflix original, the supernatural show The Innocents with Guy Pearce.
Both actors will be appearing throughout the whole weekend, offering attendees the opportunity to have their photograph taken with them, autographs, guest talks and attending the Friday Night cocktail party and Saturday night grand banquet.
Other special guests attending the Southampton Sci-Fi weekend include Sean Pertwee (Alfred Pennyworth in Gotham and son of late Doctor Who actor Sean Pertwee), Dino Fetscher (Stanley the synth) and Lucy Carless (Mattie Hawkins) from the recent critically acclaimed season of Channel 4’s series Humans and Terry Molloy (Davros in the classic series of Doctor Who) with further guests to be announced.
The not-for-profit convention brings together fans of Science Fiction and Fantasy toensure they have a truly out of this world weekend. It offers activities for the whole family to enjoy during the day and evening, including specially-themed parties every night, a grand banquet with live cabaret from Terry Molloy, an exclusive cocktail party with enormous chocolate fountains, guest panels with stars of both the small and silver screen, fan-built/actual props and sets, autograph and photography sessions, roaming Daleks, cosplay/fancy dress competitions, table-top gaming, exhibits and games, out of this world collectable merchandise, a Sci-Fi pub quiz and so much more that is soon to be announced.
The Sci-Fi Ball takes place from 8 – 10 February 2019 at the stunning four-star Grand Harbour Hotel, Southampton in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust and will see the event celebrate twenty-five years of raising money for charitable causes. It is proudly sponsored by The Horror Channel, Starburst Magazine, Game Over, White Light and other partners.