Friday, October 9, 2009
October 10, 2009 04:00PM
Cal Expo, 95677, Sacramento, CA, The United States
At Sacramento's Cal Expo. Huge Event. I will be speaking about werewolves and signing books. http://gotwitch.com/specialguests.html
Come join me and other special guests.
MALCOLM MCDOWELL (Dr. Samuel Loomis) is arguably among the most dynamic and inventive of world-class actors, yet also one capable of immense charm, humor and poignancy. McDowell has created a gallery of iconographic characters since catapulting to the screen as Mick Travis, the rebellious upperclassman in Lindsay Anderson's prize-winning sensation "If..." His place in movie history was subsequently secured when Stanley Kubrick finally found the actor he was searching for to play the gleefully amoral Alex in "A Clockwork Orange," when McDowell himself conceived the idea for Mick Travis' further adventures in Anderson's Candide-like masterpiece, "O Lucky Man!," and when he wooed Mary Steenburgen and defeated Jack the Ripper as the romantically inquisitive H.G. Wells in "Time After Time."
Those legendary roles are among the ones that have endured with legions of filmgoers while new adherents have been won over by his tyrannical Soran (who destroys Capt. Kirk) in "Star Trek: Generations"; his Machiavellian Mr. Roarke in "Fantasy Island" and his comically pompous professor Steve Pynchon in the critically hailed CBS television series, "Pearl," starring opposite Rhea Perlman. For his motion picture work, the American Cinemateque honored him with a retrospective in June 2001, highlighted by showings of his electrifying performances in two major works.
McDowell's film work also includes Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius, In Good Company, I Spy, Robert Altman's "The Company"; Robert Downey Sr.'s "Hugo Pool" with Sean Penn, Robert Downey Jr. and Cathy Moriarty; Just Visiting, "Mr. Magoo, Hugh Hudson's "My Life So Far," Blue Thunder, Neil Marshall’s Doomsday in 2007, and the voice of villain, Dr. Calico, in Disney’s 2008 box office hit, Bolt. On television, McDowell continues making recurring appearance as Terence on the hit HBO series, Entourage, and as Linderman on NBC’s Heroes.
*Malcolm McDowellwill be appearing Sunday for most of the day.
Kristy Swanson got her first acting job at age 9 in a commercial for a dollhouse. Between the ages of 9 and 13, Kristy appeared in over 30 television commercials and then moved on to film in the 80’s. She is well known for her role as the original Buffy, in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992). Kristy has co-starred with Charlie Sheen in 3 films: Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986), Hot Shots! (1991), and The Chase (1994). She has also appeared in Big Daddy (1999), Dude, Where's My Car? (2000), "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (2007), The Closer (2009) and the soon to be released “What If...” (2009).
Kristy is Warrior Ambassador (West Coast) for Iraq Stars Foundation. Iraq Stars Inc, is a non-profit Foundation dedicated to providing the necessary reconstructive surgeries to assist war veterans recovering from physical and mental injuries. It is hope that this will help heal our veterans from emotional trauma, increase self-esteem and ease their return to their pre-war lives. There next event is “A Night of Honour” on October 4th ,2009. Please visit the website for more information at: www.iraqstar.org.
*Kristy Swanson will be appearing Sunday for most of the day.
Ms Gordon is a paranormal fiction writer from Northern California whose works center around lycan/werewolf mythology and historical romance.
With a background in biological studies and a BS in Zoology, Ms Gordon has been a strong advocate of environment research and conservation for many years, and has worked closely with several non-profit organizations to help educate the public about wolf and endangered species populations around Northern California including volunteering at the Howling Acres Wolf Sanctuary in Southern Oregon.
Witchapalooza is proud to feature Ms Gordon as a guest speaker at our event, presenting a lecture that includes her own research on lycan/werewolf folklore and how these stories are related to the natural wolf populations.
Eva Gordon will be presenting her lecture at 4:00PM on October 10th as the featured speaker on the Twilight Stage at the time. After wards, Ms. Gordon will be signing her latest works of fiction Werewolf Sanctuary and Beast Warrior: Viking Werewolf and answering fan questions at her booth.