for the love of sci-fi  2018

For the Love of Sci-Fi Experience, changing the face of comic con conventions. For the fans, by the fans.

 

On Friday 30th November For the Love of Sci-Fi will once again bring you a first for a convention. Live concerts performed by some of the world's biggest sci-fi stars. Gaten Matarazzo star of Stranger Things performs live in concert with his band " Work In Progress" and Ray Parker Junior sings perhaps the most iconic sci-fi theme of all time "Ghostbusters" with support from the fantastic Blues Harvest. More bands TBC.

 

2018   guests

The FTLOSF team are excited to announce yet another ambitious guest lineup. In 2017 we brought some amazing name guests to the UK and in 2018 we will be doing this again. Don't miss your chance to meet and greet some of the most famous faces of Tv and big screen sci-fi

GROUP GUESTS

PREDATOR - CARL WEATHERS, BILL DUKE AND JESSE VENTURA

Predator was a huge 1987 action movie about a team of commandos who find themselves being hunted in a South American jungle by an extr-aterrestrial warrior. In 1988 it was given an oscar nomination for best effects and eisual effects.  

Carl Weathers, Bill Duke and Jesse Ventura will be attending For The Love Of Sci-Fi on both days of the event 1-2 December 2018 

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STRANGER THINGS  -  GATEN MATARAZZO AND CALEB MCLAUGHLIN

Stranger Things is an Excellent Netflix series set in Indiana in the year 1983.

When a boy goes missing from the town the rest of his family and friends must come together to find out what is happening in their town. Things get stranger when a shaved head young girl appears.

Gaten Matarazzo and Caleb McLaughlin will be attending For The Love Of Sci-Fi on both days of the event 1-2 December 2018

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ROCKY - CARL WEATHERS AND BRIGITTE NIELSEN

The Rocky Franchise was a series of movies directed, written and starred by Sylvester Stallone as the title Character Rocky Balboa. Its a rags to riches tail of a boxer who fights through the troubles of life to fight the heavyweight champion of the world.

Carl Weathers and Brigitte Nielsen will be attending For The Love Of Sci-Fi on both days of the event 1-2 December 2018 

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gaten matarazzo      stranger things

Gaten John Matarazzo III is an American actor. He began his career on the Broadway stage as Benjamin in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, and as Gavroche in Les Misérables. He currently stars as Dustin Henderson in the phenomenal Netflix science-fiction hit drama series Stranger Things. Gaten has cleidocranial dysplasia, a trait he shares with his Stranger Things character. He uses dentures as a result of his condition, and uses his fame to raise awareness about it. Gaten has won several prestigious acting awards for his role in Strange Things including Best Actor in the Shorty Awards and Outstanding Performance byan Ensemble in a Drama Series by the Screen Actors Guild. Gaten is destined to have a huge acting career ahead of him.

Gaten Matarazzo will be attending For The Love Of Sci-Fi on both days of the event 1-2 December 2018 

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CALEB  MCLAUGHLIN   STRANGER THINGS

Caleb McLaughlin is a multi-talented, actor, singer and dancer- trained in ballet, tap and jazz.

Caleb made his Broadway debut as Young Simba in the Lion King on Broadway, 2012-2014.  Caleb performed in the Off-Broadway show, Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek, written and Directed by Athol Fugard, where he received incredible reviews and praise for his role as Bokkie. Spring of 2016 Caleb performed as Alex in the Kurt Weil Opera, Lost in the Stars with the Washington National Opera at Kennedy Center, Washington, DC.

Caleb McLaughlin will be attending For The Love Of Sci-Fi on both days of the event 1-2 December 2018 

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JESSE VENTURA     PREDATOR

Jesse Ventura is an American Professional Wrestler turned actor turned Govenor of Minnesota. He has done it all. Jesse Ventura has appeared in many films such as Predator and Running Man alongside Arnold Schwartzenegger, Abraxas, Guardian Of The Universe, No Holds Barred and Thunderground

Jesse Vemtura will be attending For The Love Of Sci-Fi on both days of the event 1-2 December 2018 

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carl weathers  PREDATOR & ROCKY

Carl Weathers is an American actor and former professional football player best known for portraying Apollo Creed in the Rocky series of films, Al Dillon in Predator, Chubbs Peterson in Happy Gilmore and Little Nicky, and a fictionalized version of himself on the comedy series Arrested Development.

As a football player, Weathers played for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League and the B.C. Lions of the Canadian Football League. Weathers began working as an extra while still playing football before gaining stardom for his acting in the role of Apollo Creed alongside Sylvester Stallone in Rocky. He also reprised the role of Apollo Creed in the next three Rocky films in 1979, 1982, and 1985.

Carl Weathers will be attending For The Love Of Sci-Fi on both days of the event 1-2 December 2018 

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BRIGITTE NIELSEN       RED SONJA & ROCKY

Standing at a striking 6'1" it’s no surprise Birgitte Nielsen began her career as a model before transitioning into acting. In 1985 she appeared in the fantasy film Red Sonja alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger. That same year, she married Sylvester Stallone; the couple acted in two films together (Rocky IV and Cobra) before divorcing in 1987. In 1987, Nielsen played Karla Fry in the film Beverly Hills Cop II (1987), alongside Eddie Murphy. Subsequently, she starred in 976-Evil II, The Double 0 Kid (1992), Chained Heat II (1993), Galaxis (1995), and Snowboard Academy (1996). She starred as the villainess of the Italian TV fantasy film Fantaghirò 2and its sequels (1992–1996). Neilsen still is enjoying a successful career and in 2017 joined the cast of TV Series Adi Shankar's Gods and Secrets. 

Brigitte Nielsen will be attending For The Love Of Sci-Fi on both days of the event 1-2 December 2018 

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bill duke       predator

Bill Duke also known as William Henry Duke, Jr. is an American actor, director, producer, and writer of film and television. Known for his physically imposing frame, Duke's work frequently dwells within the action and crime drama genres but also appears in comedy. Frequently a character actor, he has starred opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in Commando and Predator, and has appeared in films like American Gigolo, No Man's Land, Bird on a Wire, Menace II Society, Payback, and X-Men: The Last Stand; often plays characters related to law enforcement.

As a director, he has helmed episodes of numerous acclaimed and well-known television series including Cagney & Lacey, Hill Street Blues, The Twilight Zone, and American Playhouse, and the crime film Deep Cover and A Rage in Harlem, for which he was nominated for a Palme d'Or.

Bill Duke will be attending For The Love Of Sci-Fi on both days of the event 1-2 December 2018 

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eric roberts      the dark knight / suits / inherent vice

Eric Roberts in one of Hollywood's most intriguing characters whose career spans decades. Son of one-time actors and playwrights and whose siblings are actors Lisa Roberts Gillan and Julia Roberts, Roberts truly is acting royalty. He studied drama at age 17 in London for two years at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, then returned to the States and continued his studies at the American Academy in New York. He received his first Golden Globe nomination for his role in King of Gypsies (1974) and his second nomination for his stark and frightening portrayal of two-bit hustler Paul Snider in Star 80 (1983) Eric's undeniable, unconventional talents would continue to gain his notorious roles, at the Sundance Film Festival in 1996, he received critical applause for his starring role as a man dying of AIDS in the uplifting and emotional film It's My Party (1996) and earned more honors as a writer marked for murder in the mob-themed story La Cucaracha (1998).

Eric Roberts will be attending For The Love Of Sci-Fi on both days of the event 1-2 December 2018 

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PETER FACINELLI       TWILIGHT SAGA

Facinelli made his feature film debut in Rebecca Miller's Angela in 1995, and came to the attention of critics in the TV-movie The Price of Love later that year. In 1996, Facinelli played opposite future wife Jennie Garth in An Unfinished Affair. Other TV roles followed, including a part in After Jimmy (1996) and a college dropout in Calm at Sunset. Facinelli co-starred in the 1997 AIDS-themed drama Touch Me (1997), and co-starred as a high school student in two 1998 features, Dancer, Texas Pop. 81, and Can't Hardly Wait.

Facinelli appeared in the sci-fi film Supernova starring James Spader in 2000. He made appearances in Riding in Cars with Boys in 2001 and Scorpion King in 2002, followed by a leading role in the Fox drama Fastlane. Facinelli had a recurring role in the HBO series Six Feet Under in 2004, and a role in the FX original series Damages beginning in 2007. Facinelli starred in Hollow Man 2 with Christian Slater. 

Peter Facinelli will be attending For The Love Of Sci-Fi on both days of the event 1-2 December 2018 

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lou ferrigno       THE INCREDIBLE HULK

Lou Ferrigno is an internationally famous and well respected bodybuilder and actor, who first appeared on TV screens in 1977 as the musclebound The Incredible Hulk the alter ego of meek scientist David Banner. 

"The Hulk" was a huge ratings success and spawned several telemovies after the initial TV series completed its run. Lou continued to remain busy in films and TV with appearances often centered around his remarkable physique. His films included Hercules (1983), Sinbad of the Seven Seas (1989) and Frogtown II (1992). Lou has additionally guest-starred on several TV shows including The Fall Guy (1981) and The New Mike Hammer (1984) and had a recurring role on The King of Queens (1998). In 1997 he was featured in the dynamic documentary about his sensational return to professional bodybuilding at age 43, Stand Tall (1997).

Lou Ferrigno will be attending For The Love Of Sci-Fi on both days of the event 1-2 December 2018 

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RAY PARKER JR

Ray Parker Jr is an American Singer song writer and guitarist , record producer, and actor, best known for writing and performing the theme song to the 1984 movie Ghostbusters, for his solo music, and for performing with his band, Raydio, and with Barry White.

Parker also made acting appearances on the 1980s sitcom Gimme a Break, 1984 CBS Saturday morning kids' show Pryor's Place (for which Parker appeared in the opening title sequence singing the theme song), Disorderlies (1987), Enemy Territory (1987), Charlie Barnett's Terms of Enrollment (1986)  aka Terms of Enrollment (USA: short title), two episodes of Berrenger's (1985), and Uptown Saturday Night (1974). He was also a production assistant for the film Fly by Night (1993).  Guest appearances on 21 Jump Street and Kids Incorporated. In  2009, Parker appeared in a television advertisement for 118 118,  This featured Parker singing a 118-specific version of the Ghostbusters theme song. In 2014, Parker appeared in the fifth episode of the first season of NBC's romantic comedy television series A to Z  singing the "Ghostbusters" theme song for a Halloween party.

Ray Parker Jr will be performing at the For The Love Of Sci-Fi Opening Concert and both days of the event 1-2 December 2018 

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dee wallace       e.t.

Dee Wallace is a former ballet soloist, who first broke into both TV and cinema screens in the mid 1970s making several well remembered appearances in horror and sci-fi films which earned her the title of “scream queen”. Dee’s career included being chased by a cannibal killers in The Hills Have Eyes (1977), terrorized by a pack of werewolves in the superb The Howling (1981), before her big break as Elliot’s Mom in Steven Spielberg’s E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982). Dee went on to have a very busy and varied acting career, appearing in over 90 feature films to date.

Dee Williams will be attending For The Love Of Sci-Fi on both days of the event 1-2 December 2018 

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Spencer wilding       Rogue One

Spencer Wilding is a welsh actor from Llanelwy (St Asaph) in North Wales and known for playing roles in some of the biggest current TV and movie franchises. Perhaps best known for playing Darth Vader in the fan-favourite Rogue One: A Star Wars Story directed by Gareth Edwards and co-starring alongside a huge international cast including Donnie Yen, Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen and Forest Whitaker and more.

Spencer Wilding will be attending For The Love Of Sci-Fi on both days of the event 1-2 December 2018 

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nick maley & yoda      starwars creature effects

Nick Maley "The Yoda Guy"- Creature Effects Artist on Star Wars A New Hope & The Empire Strikes Back 

Over the course of 54 movies Nick worked as a Make-up Artist, Prosthetics Designer, Director of Special Make-up and Creature Effects, Screenwriter, Storyboard Supervisor and video Director/Producer.

His big break came in 1976 when his continued association with veteran Special Make-up designer Stuart Freeborn led to his involvement in the making of STAR WARS and the famed Mos Eisley Cantina sequence. He contributed to Chewbacca, Greedo, Dr Evazan, Wuher the barman, Ponda Baba, Dannik Jerriko, The Fly Alien: Tzizvvt, Snaggletooths: Takeel & Zutton, the Crockers: Hrchek Kal Fas & Sai'torr Kal Fas, the Rat Alien: Snitch Garindan, Bat Alien: Kabe, Walrus creature: Mosep.

Nick Maley and Yoda will be attending For The Love Of Sci-Fi on both days of the event 1-2 December 2018 

Don't miss Yoda conducting the Orchestra

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mike quinn        star wars

Mike Quinn (born 1964) is an English actor, animator, and puppeteer best known for performing Nien Nunb in Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens and Star Wats: Episode VIII The Last Jedi. For Return of the Jedi, he also performed Sy Snootles, assisted with Yoda, Ackbar, a Wokling, Jabba's electronic eyes, Ghoel, and Loje Nella. He also worked as an animator on Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones.  

Mike Quinn will be attending For The Love Of Sci-Fi on both days of the event 1-2 December 2018 

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PAUL BLAKE     STAR WARS

Paul Blake is an English actor known for portraying Greedo in the huge fan favourite Star Wars. He has also appeared in TV series such as Crossroads,The Borgias and Wycliffe and movies including  Hennessy,The Second Victory.

Paul Blake will be attending For The Love Of Sci-Fi on both days of the event 1-2 December 2018 

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