Editor’s Note: We have been working on a full website update but domain transfers, etc. have slowed down our plan to have the full refurbishment up by this weekend. It’s still on its way!
And now the big news – our first 2024 celebrity Guests! Please join us in welcoming J LEE (Lt. Commander John LaMarr) from The Orville, CAL DODD (Wolverine/Logan) from X-Men The Animated Series/Disney+ series X-Men ’97 and ERIN MacDONALD (science advisor) from the Star Trek universe. We are in negotiations with another exciting guest to add to our lineup, so don’t forget to check the website and our social media pages for updates.
We wanted to let everyone know ASAP that the day and time for our livestream with EDUARDO SANCHEZ has been rescheduled to Sunday 2/12/23 at 2:00 pm in the Valley ballroom to accommodate Mr. Sanchez’s work schedule. Please join us and Movers & Shakers Unlimited for this exclusive talk with the director, producer and writer of The Blair Witch Project. Don’t forget to use our interactive schedule app at myconschedule.comto make sure you have this and any other event updates – the app even lets you create a personalized schedule for all the activities you want to get to during #FarpointConvention. We’ll see everyone soon!
The #FarpointCon 2023 schedule can be found HERE in downloadable PDF format to start planning your weekend. The final schedule will be provided with your convention program book and will be available at the convention in our interactive online app to help you plan the events you want to participate in at our convention. Bookmark this page, and/or follow us on Facebook (Farpoint Convention), Instagram (@FarpointFoundation) and Twitter (@FarpointCon) to receive updates as they are published.
Here is the cost information for our 2023 guests. Signing times will be coming as soon as the schedule is confirmed, expected around 1/29/23. It is currently planned that guests will be signing on Saturday 2/11/23 and Sunday 2/12/23. Friday is a travel day for the guests. This may change once final travel itineraries are set; any changes to the signing times will be announced here and on our social media pages.
The guests’ signing tables will be in the lower level of the hotel convention center outside of the main ballroom. Any purchases will be in CASH only. You will be able to redeem your daily (Saturday or Sunday) complimentary signature and purchase additional signatures or selfie at the same time.
#FarpointCon2023 will feature a livestream conversation with the director and producer EDUARDO SANCHEZ! He is the mastermind behind The Blair Witch Project films and has also directed episodes of fan favorite shows such as Supernatural, Yellowjackets, Lucifer and many others. The date and time of the livestream will be announced as the schedule is developed.
The week of 8/21/22, we’ll be announcing new guests daily in our Program Tracks, leading up to the announcement of TWO new celebrity guests for #FarpointCon2023!
Our celebrity guest announcements are part of our appearance at Station Unity Convention, coming 8/26-28/22 at the Gaylord National Harbor in Oxon Hill, MD. Our wonderful friend D’Manda Martini will be appearing at our booth on Friday and Saturday and we hope to see you there too.
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Please join us in welcoming BILLY WEST for his first appearance at Farpoint Convention!
Billy is a renowned voice actor, comedian, impressionist, and radio personality. His voice roles include the Futurama characters Philip J. Fry, Professor Farnsworth, Dr. Zoidberg, and Zapp Brannigan, and the title characters in animation classics Doug and Ren & Stimpy. In commercials, he is the current voice of the Red M&M and formerly voiced Buzz for Honey Nut Cheerios. In 1998, Entertainment Weekly described him as “the new Mel Blanc” and noted his ability to mimic well-known voices though he would rather develop original voices. Billy has become one of the few voice actors who can impersonate Mel Blanc in his prime, including characterizations of Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, the voice Arthur Q. Bryan used for Elmer Fudd, as well as other characters from Warner Bros. cartoons. He voiced Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd in the 1996 film Space Jam and returned as Elmer in the 2003 film Looney Tunes: Back In Action. Billy has voiced many of his classic characters in their video game versions as well, notably Ren and Stimpy in the 2021 release Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl.
Billy also voices other established characters such as Popeye, Shaggy Rogers, Skeets, Tom the Cat, Muttley, and Woody Woodpecker. He was a cast member on The Howard Stern Show, during which time he was noted for his impressions of Larry Fine, Marge Schott, and George Takei among many other celebrities.
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#FarpointCon2023 will be held February 10-12, 2023 at the Delta Hotel by Marriott in Hunt Valley, MD. Room reservations can be made now using this link from our website. Tickets will be available beginning Memorial Day weekend 2023.
Wilson Cruz fulfills his promise after the 2022 scheduling snafu. We are pleased to welcome the accomplished actor who is known as Dr. Hugh Culber in Star Trek: Discovery! He also can be seen on the Netflix series, Thirteen Reasons Why, playing the role of ‘Dennis Vasquez.’ Early in his career, Wilson won the hearts of audiences playing ‘Rickie Vasquez’ on MY SO CALLED LIFE. It was the first openly gay teenager role to air on network television.
Wilson’s theater accolades include his portrayal of the critically acclaimed role of Angel in the Broadway and West Coast premiere productions of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning musical RENT. His portrayal earned him the Los Angeles Ovation Award and Dramalogue Award. He also starred in Tick, Tick, BOOM! at the Westport Country Playhouse, West Coast Premiere, and its first National Tour.
On the frontlines of LGBT advocacy, Wilson Cruz recently served as the Director of Entertainment Industry Partnerships and as National Spokesperson for GLAAD, the nation’s leading LGBT media advocacy organization. Wilson also wrote and is executive producing a six-part docuseries, OUT OF THE BOX: HOW AMERICA CAME OUT ON TV.