Sci-Fi Storm

Four New Sci-Fi Guests Explode onto the Phoenix Comicon stage

by on Sep.15, 2008, under General News

Kate Davids writes “Mesa-The Phoenix Comicon has added actors Marina Sirtis, ‘Deanna Troi’ from ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation,’ Tiffany Grant, known for her role as ‘Asuka’ from anime ‘Neon Genesis Evangelion,’ Erin Gray, known as ‘Commander Wilma’ from ‘Buck Rogers in the 25th Century,’ and Gil Gerard, ‘Buck Rogers’ himself.” Read More for the details. The Phoenix Comicon takes place January 23-25, 2009.

“‘Our guest population is booming like Tribbles!’ exclaimed Matt Solberg, Convention Director, ‘Kaboom! We’ve added four more stars to an all-star cast.’

Marina Sirtis, best known for her seven year portrayal of sexy and intelligent, psychic counselor Deanna Troi on ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ and the subsequent movies, has had a long career spanning from the stage to the big screen, including a production of ‘Hamlet’ and films co-starring with the likes of Bruce Willis, Faye Dunaway, and Charles Bronson.

During an expansive career, Tiffany Grant, best known as Asuka in ‘Neon Gensis Evangelion,’ has worked almost every side of the anime business. A fan herself, Tiffany has written the dub scripts for shows including Angelic Layer, and adapted the subtitled scripts for such series as another CLAMP title, ‘Miyuki-Chan in Wonderland.’

Erin Gray has had a long and successful career from supermodel to beauty and brains Commander Wilma in ‘Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.’ Still active in acting and community roles, Erin’s list of credits include Kate from NBC?s ‘Silver Spoons,’ award winning plays, and numerous Movies-of-the-Week.

‘Sexy, intelligent, brave, these women have every girl’s dream job! We can’t wait to hear their secrets during the Phoenix Comicon,’ said Kate Davids, Communications Director.

Last guest out of the four, but certainly not least, is Gil Gerard, known to many fans as ‘Buck Rogers’ from the Universal motion picture and NBC series, ‘Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.’ Starting out as a cabbie in New York City, Gil’s acting break was the film ‘Love Story.’ His credits include many commercials, television series, and plays, and his own independent production company, owned with two partners.

‘We are exited to have guests like Gil who have seen all sides of the film industry and helped shaped Science Fiction through iconic roles.’ said Rick Hernandez, Director of Marketing.

The Phoenix Comicon is Arizona’s largest, multi-media, popular arts convention, focusing on comic books, anime, gaming, music, and film. The Comicon presents a full weekend schedule of guests and programming for hobbyists by attracting the top segments of the comics, anime, and gaming worlds. For more information visit”

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