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Best known to sci-fi fans for his role as Ranger Marcus Cole on “Babylon 5”, Jason Carter, born in London on September 23, 1960, is a British stage, film and television actor.
Leads in school plays and summers at the National Youth Theater of Great Britain led to three years at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). In the Physical Theatre classes taught by Jane Gibson, who trained under Jacque le Coq in Paris, Jason found the acting and thinking tools that would inform his approach to his professional work.
Graduating in 1981 after a three-month tour of Holland and Belgium playing Romeo in "Romeo and Juliet", Jason pursued his craft in a variety of roles. High points include playing Macbeth at Chichester Festival Theatre, three long runs in the London West End: "The Sleeping prince" with Omar Sharrif, Simon Gray's "Melon" with Alan Bates, Simon Gray's "The Common Pursuit" directed by the author, and Steven Berkoff's Royal National Theatre production of Oscar Wilde's "Salome". In British television, Jason starred in two series, a mini series, a number of TV movies and numerous guest star roles.
Jason has enjoyed collaborating with many directors developing characters and evolving scenes. He worked closely with Jason Lehel whilst starring in “Boiling Point”, Gil Cates JR. on “The Mesmerist”, and Nick Ward on Working Title’s “Dakota Road” for which, at the Festival du Cinema Britannique de Dinard, Jason received a commendation for his performance as “Raif” from chairman of the judges, Ben Kingsley. The director's chair is an as yet unrealized creative interest for Jason that he looks to pursue for the future in addition to his acting work.
On American television Jason has had many roles, beginning with Connor, the hero's nemesis on the pilot episode of “Viper”, and guest starring in many popular series including “Beverley Hills 90210”, “Angel”, “Sentinel”, “Lois and Clark”, and “3rd Rock From The Sun”. When Jason auditioned for Marcus Cole on "Babylon 5", he had been told it was to guest star, and so was delighted when his surprised agent informed him it was a three-year contract and he had secured the role - a role that would change his life.
Whilst making “Babylon 5”, fine actor and dear friend, Richard Biggs suggested they partner up and develop fun classes to jointly share the craft they both loved. Richard and Jason would hold “The Biggs and Carter Experience” at conventions until Richard’s death in 2004.
Recently, Jason starred alongside Woody Harrelson and Liam Hemsworth in the upcoming western drama, "By Way Of Helena", which was filmed in October/November of 2014.
Enrica is the writer and creator of Azteca, Angel With a Bullet, The Star Thief, The House of Montresor, and editor of the annual Red Stylo Presents series of anthologies. Her screenplay The Freshmen was made into a short film, Frienemies, winner of a CINE Golden Eagle in 2011. Read more about her at enricajang.com.
Christina Marie Kelly is an American actress and voice actress for Sentai Filmworks. Kelly attended the University of Houston’s School of Theatre and Dance where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Acting. While there Kelly worked on shows such as The Miser, Blood Wedding, and Zombie Prom- The Musical. In Houston she's appeared on stage at Unity Theatre and The Catastrophic Theatre. Her roles in anime include Ersha in Cross Ange: Rondo of Angel and Dragon, Satone Shichimiya in Love Chunibyo and Other Delusions- Heart Throb, Hajime in Hamatora, Kisara Tendo in Black Bullet and Mine in Akame Ga Kill which was featured on Adult Swim’s Toonami. Other credits include No Game, No Life, Brynhildr in the Darkness, Nobunaga the Fool, Monthly Girls’ Nozaki- Kun, and Log Horizon. Behind the Voice Actors nominated Christina for Breakthrough Voice Actress of the year 2015 for her notable roles in anime. Christina is represented by The Pastorini Bosby Agency.
With over 150 credits to his name, Jerry Jewell can be heard in a wide variety of shows. He’s probably best known for his roles as Kyo Sohma in Fruits Basket, Jimmy Kudo in Case Closed, Barry the Chopper/Number 66 in Fullmetal Alchemist, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Claire Stanfield in Baccano!, Russia in Hetalia: Axis Powers, and Lau in Black Butler.
Recent roles include Aion in Show By Rock!!, Momotaro Mikoshiba in Free! Eternal Summer and Yuma Isogai in Assassination Classroom,
Other popular roles include Lyon in Fairy Tail, Taira in Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad, Kaworu Nagisa in the Evangelion movies: 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0, Happiness Bunny in Shin-Chan, Rin Tsuchimi in Shuffle, Zelman Clock in Black Blood Brothers, Dio in Casshern Sins, Suzaku and Jin in Yu Yu Hakusho, and Akito Hayama in Kodocha.
He can also be heard in Dragon Ball, Eden of the East, Ouran High School Host Club, One Piece, Tsubasa, Trinity Blood, Soul Eater and a lot of other things that he may or may not remember or admit.
Having worked as a voice actor for FUNimation since 2001, Jerry has taken on a different role at FUNimation, that of ADR Director. His first show was Blood C, followed by Shakugan no Shana III, Toriko, We Without Wings, Senran Kagura, Kamisama Kiss, A Certain Scientific Railgun S, episodes 313 – 324 of One Piece and Is This a Zombie?, Free! Eternal Summer and most recently Seraph of the End.
Jerry is very honored to have had the opportunity to work with a very talented and dedicated group of people at FUNimation, that take the quality of what they do very seriously. Well...seriously enough.
Official Website: www.sillygingermonkey.com
Facebook Fan Page: Jerry Jewell Fans - https://www.facebook.com/groups/286408719836
Briana Lawrence and Jessica Walsh
14 years ago Briana Lawrence (Brichibi Cosplays) and Jessica Walsh (SnowCosplays) were two fanfiction writing ladies who geeked out over Gundam Wing boys and Resident Evil. Now? They’re still geeks and still have their fandoms, but they’re also a cosplaying couple who write books, make crafts, and are generally nerdy women. Snow is the seamstress of the couple, meanwhile, Brichibi talks about issues in the cosplay community and how the most important thing about cosplay is to love yourself and have fun. Together, they also have a book series and each woman has individual works that range from books to freelance writings for places like Apex Magazine, xoJane, WatchMojo.com, Twin Cities Geek, and more.
When going to conventions they always bring their best so that they can promote their work. You can enjoy their crafts, get lost in their urban fantasy series, or heck, you can come by for a hug and fun conversations about cosplay, anime, or video games. Always promoting positivity and always supporting one another, Brichibi and Snow are smiling their way through the geek scene.
John Jackson Miller
New York Times bestselling author John Jackson Miller has spent a lifetime immersed in science fiction. His upcoming Star Trek novel trilogy, Prey, launches in September 2016 from Pocket Books and releases monthly through November. His first Halo comics story appears in Halo: Tales from Slipspace, releasing in October 2016 from Dark Horse Comics.
His first Trek novel, Star Trek: The Next Generation - Takedown, was released in January 2015. His Star Wars novels from Del Rey include Star Wars: A New Dawn, recently reprinted in the Rise of the Empire collection. Other works include Kenobi, Knight Errant, Lost Tribe of the Sith, and the Knights of the Old Republic comics, available from Marvel as Star Wars Legends: The Old Republic. Other comics work includes Iron Man, Simpsons, Conan, and Mass Effect. He has written for his own universe in Overdraft: The Orion Offensive.
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