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.

 

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 extra-terrestrial warrior. In 1988 it was given an Oscar nomination for best effects and visual 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 

If you would like to have an autograph and photograph taken with Carl Weathers, Bill Duke and Jesse Ventura  click here

STRANGER THINGS  -  GATEN MATARAZZO AND CALEB MCLAUGHLIN

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

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

If you would like to have an autograph and photograph taken with Gaten Matarazzo and Caleb McLaughlin  click here

ROCKY - CARL WEATHERS AND BRIGITTE NIELSEN

The Rocky Franchise was a series of movies directed, written and starred in by Sylvester Stallone as the title character Rocky Balboa. It's a rags to riches tale 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 

If you would like to have an autograph and photograph taken with Carl Weathers and Brigitte Nielsen  click here

Henry Thomas ,  Dee Wallace, Robert MacNaughton and Matthew De meritt          E.T.

The cast of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial reunite after 36 years.

Henry Thomas (Elliot), Dee Wallace (Mary), Robert MacNaughton (Michael) and Matthew De Meritt reunite and talk about making this iconic film that touched so many peoples hearts in the early 1980s.

The E.T cast will be attending For The Love Of Sci-Fi on both days of the event 1-2 December 2018 

If you would like to have an autograph and photograph taken with Henry Thomas, Dee Wallace, Robert MacNaughton and Matthew De Meritt  click here

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 Stranger Things including Best Actor in the Shorty Awards and Outstanding Performance by an 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 

If you would like to have an autograph and photograph taken with Gaten Matarazzo  click here

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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. In the Spring of 2016 Caleb performed as Alex in the Kurt Weil Opera, Lost in the Stars with the Washington National Opera at Kennedy Centr, Washington, DC.

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

If you would like to have an autograph and photograph taken with Caleb McLaughlin  click here

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JESSE VENTURA     PREDATOR

Jesse Ventura is an American Professional Wrestler turned actor, turned Governor of Minnesota. He has done it all.

Jesse Ventura has appeared in many films such as Predator and Running Man alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger, Abraxas, Guardian Of The Universe, No Holds Barred and Thunderground

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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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 fictionalised 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 

If you would like to have an autograph and photograph taken with Carl Weathers  click here

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BRIGITTE NIELSEN       RED SONJA & ROCKY

Standing at a striking 6'1" it’s no surprise Brigitte 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 2 and its sequels (1992–1996).

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

If you would like to have an autograph and photograph taken with Brigitte Nielsen  click here

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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.

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

If you would like to have an autograph and photograph taken with Bill Duke  click here

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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 cannibal killers in The Hills Have Eyes (1977), terrorised 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 Wallace will be attending For The Love Of Sci-Fi on both days of the event 1-2 December 2018 

If you would like to have an autograph and photograph taken with Dee Wallace  click here

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HENRY THOMAS       E.T.

Henry Thomas was born on September 9, 1971 in San Antonio, Texas, USA as Henry Jackson Thomas Jr. He is an actor and producer, known for E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982). Thomas played the main character Elliott, a lonely boy who befriends an extra-terrestrial, dubbed "E.T.", who is stranded on Earth. Elliott and his siblings help E.T. return to his home planet, while attempting to keep him hidden from their mother and the government.

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

If you would like to have an autograph and photograph taken with Henry Thomas  click here

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ROBERT MACNAUGHTON        E. T.

Robert MacNaughton (born December 19, 1966) is an American actor best known for his role as Elliott's brother Michael in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, for which he won a 1982 Young Artist Award as Best Young Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture.

MacNaughton also played the lead role of Adam Farmer in the 1983 film I Am the Cheese, based on the young adult novel by Robert Cormier.

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

If you would like to have an autograph and photograph taken with Robert MacNaughton  click here

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MATTHEW DE MERITT     E.T.

Matthew De Meritt was born on April 21, 1970 in Los Angeles County, California, USA as Matthew E. De Meritt. You may not know the name but he plays one of the most popular characters of all time.

He is known for his work on E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Happy Birthday E.T. (2012) and The 100 Greatest Family Films (2005).

Matthew De Meritt was born without legs. He walked on his hands. He was only a pre-teen while being a crew-member for E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982). He was put inside the E.T. suit and moved for E.T. in most of the scenes where E.T. gets into the kitchen and falls over drunk. 

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

If you would like to have an autograph and photograph taken with Matthew De Meritt  click here

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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 

If you would like to have an autograph and photograph taken with Lou Ferrigno  click here

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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). 

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 

If you would like to have an autograph and photograph taken with Ray Parker Jr  click here

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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 

If you would like to have an autograph and photograph taken with Spencer Wilding  click here

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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

If you would like to have an autograph and photograph taken with Nick Maley and Yoda   click here

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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 Wars: 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 

If you would like to have an autograph and photograph taken with Mike Quinn and X-Wing  click here

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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 

If you would like to have an autograph and photograph taken with Paul Blake in the Cantina  click here

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