chillerguestsChiller Theatre, a convention held in Parsippany, NJ, and focused on toys, models and film, looks like it has an amazing roster of guests this year. Some of my favs include:

  • Micky Dolenz — I’m a big Monkees fan!
  • Charles Cyphers — character actor who’s been in several great genre shows, include Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Seaquest: DSV. Also shows up in a lot of John Carpenter projects.
  • Dean Haglund — one of the Lone Gunman from The X-Files
  • Jared Martin — another great character actor from numerous genre shows, including War of the Words, Knight Rider, and The Scarecrow and Mrs. King.
  • Carel Struycken — Lurch from the Addams Family movies.
  • Rene Auberjonois — Odo from ST:DS9 and, remember Benson?
  • Walter Koenig — Star Trek and Babylon 5
  • Christopher Atkins — had one of my favorite lines from The Blue Lagoon
  • Lou Ferrigno — The Hulk!
  • Amanda Plummer — star of one of the best Outer Limits (the new one) episodes, as well as Pulp Fiction and Needful Things
  • Erin Gray — played Col. Wilma Deering on Buck Rogers
  • Michael Dorn — probably the best, most conflicted, Klingon ever!
  • George Romero — very interesting and personable speaker

They also have several cast members from George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead and Irwin Allen’s Land of the Giants. For more, visit www.chillertheatre.com/gt/gtc4.htm.

If you plan on going on Saturday, you’ll need advanced tickets. This year they won’t be selling them at the door.