Acclaimed Welsh actor John Rhys-Davies was born in Ammanford, Carmarthenshire, Wales, to Mary Margaretta Phyllis (Jones), a nurse, and Rhys Davies, a mechanical engineer and Colonial Officer. He graduated from the University of East Anglia and is probably best known to film audiences for his roles in the blockbuster hits Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989). Rhys-Davies was introduced to a new generation of fans in the blockbuster trilogy "The Lord of the Rings" (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), (The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002), and (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)) in the role of Gimli the dwarf. He has also had leading roles in Victor Victoria (1982), The Living Daylights (1987) and King Solomon's Mines (1985).
Rhys-Davies, who was raised in England, Africa and Wales, credits his early exposure to classic literature for his decision to pursue acting and writing. he later refined his craft at London's renowned Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. His television credits include James Clavell's Shogun (1980) and Noble House (1988), Great Expectations (1989), War and Remembrance (1988) and Archaeology (1991).
An avid collector of vintage automobiles, Rhys-Davies has a host of theater roles to his credit, including "The Misanthrope", "Hedda Gabler" and most of Shakespeare's works. He divides his time between Los Angeles and the Isle of Man.
Julian Richings was born in Oxford, England, and has become a familiar figure to Canadian cinema and television audiences, appearing in over 50 films and 20 separate television series. After training in drama at the University of Exeter and touring North America with a British stage production, Mr. Richings moved to Toronto, Canada in 1984. Within five years, he had become a regular on the second season of the Canadian War of the Worlds(1988) TV series. Other roles followed, and he gained critical acclaim as the bitter, aging punk rock legend Bucky Haight in Bruce McDonald's mock-documentary Hard Core Logo(1996). His appearance in Vincenzo Natali's Cube (1997) was brief, but definitely memorable. In 2000, Mr. Richings appeared as Francis Bellanger, an itinerant railroad worker who falls in love with a prostitute (played by Shirley Henderson), in The Claim(2000), and the role earned him a Genie Award nomination for best supporting actor. His performance as the nearly-blind security guard Otto in Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital(2004) was considered especially impressive by many critics. A busy stage actor as well, Mr. Richings was presented with two Dora Awards in the late 1980s and continues to perform professionally in the Toronto area. He tends to appear in small, experimental theaters and has been known to work for free if he thinks the material is interesting enough. In addition to acting, Mr. Richings has taught seminars and classes on acting and on movement for actors in the Toronto area for nearly twenty years. Mr. Richings is married and has two children. He resides with his family in Toronto.
Julian's appearance at Con-Fuzion is sponsored by Tupelo Haunted Castle. Be sure to check them out!
Bela, Screen Used 1967 Supernatural Impala. A fan built replica car made by Stefany Torres and Rick Blevins. It was considered to be the best replica out there which is what caused it to be brought in for use on Supernatural. She was featured in the “Bloodlines” episode of season nine filmed in Chicago. This makes her the ONLY screen used car in the United States and the only individually owned car that was ever screen used.
Founded in 2008, Ministry of silly suits is a cosplay group from Mississippi. They are comprised of tailors, prop-makers, and wig stylists. Most of their members have been cosplaying and going to conventions since 2004. In addition to having won over twenty awards at multiple conventions across the Southeast, they have also been invited as guests, held panels, judged costume contests, and even hosted events.
Long-time friend of Kevin & Steve, Eddie has been doing amazing art for many years! Eddie designed the amazing hydra logo for Con-Fuzion 2018. He has many great pieces of work in progress for Con-Fuzion, so you will definitely see a lot more of his wonderful work!
Eddie Price has quickly built his fan base with his unique 3D art that keeps the audience turning heads. He is an international artist for Topps and Upper Deck. Eddie is also available for commissions at reasonable prices.
With a wildly loyal global fan-base for her voice-over work as "Jem" and "Jerrica" in the cartoon classic "Jem and the Holograms" Samantha is also a part of the iconic Hasbro brand "Transformers" with guest-starring roles as "Ariel", "Elise Presser" and "The Zamajon Empress". She can be heard as the gentle British voice of Peter Pan's mother in the classic Steven Spielberg's feature film "Hook". and starred in the campy horror flick Summer Camp Nightmare with Chuck Conners as rebel camper Debbie. Samantha appears in the 2015 live action Jem and the holograms feature film alongside Juliet Lewis, Molly Ringwald and Aubrey Peeples in special cameo role, her shout out to legions of original fans. In the late 2000's Samantha was invited into the prestigious Leonard Cohen circle as a back-up singer and went on to tour extensively as a back up singer with the stadium worthy "Bricks in the Wall" belting out the Sights and Sounds of Pink Floyd. Based in Nashville TN since 2014 Samantha is writing and recording her solo self released solo Pop/electronica/dance albums. Her original music and vocals can be heard on many block buster game titles such as God of War, Twisted Metal black and Wild Arms 3, movie soundtracks and hit TV shows such as Smallville, Gossip Girl, The Ellen Show and the Kardashian franchise and more. Samantha was Invited back in 2015 to do more voice work in the up coming animated short film HG Chicken starring Bobcat Goldthwait, the same animation team that brought Pound Dogs the animated festival favorite to the screen. She also can be heard narrating the audio book for "Square Zair Pair" a children's book from author Jase Peeples and illustrator Christine Knopp available 2016
Erik Stolhanske brings an element of wholesome comedy into the group dynamic, as one-fifth of the Broken Lizard comedy group. His special blend of parlor and Scandinavian humor adds a Midwestern peppering to the group's fragrant comedic mix. Stolhanske has written, produced and starred in all of Broken Lizards' films - including the hit comedy Super Troopers, Club Dread and their first film, Puddle Cruiser, which shined at The Sundance Film Festival and then went on to be official selections at the Berlin and London Film Festivals. Additionally, Stolhanske has had roles in the film remake of the popular 70s series The Dukes of Hazzard, the Onion Movie in which he plays a network news producer, and Watching the Detectives, Paul Soter's directorial debut. On television, Stolhanske appeared in the HBO critically acclaimed series Curb Your Enthusiasm and Six Feet Under. He works extensively with the Lizards, serving as producer on Ambulance Chasers, Take My Wife, and Pony Bush, as well as developing projects of his own. Erik is known to have a sturdy constitution ("Old Ironsides") and can best be described as the most poignant of the Lizards. He hopes that Broken Lizards' films receive critical acclaim in Sweden and Norway so that he can reconnect with his ancestral heritage. The next Broken Lizard feature, Super Troopers 2 will be released in April 2018.
Kruzn for a Kure is a non-profit organization 501(c)3, founded to raise funding and awareness for the individuals battling Schimke Immuno Osseous Dysplasia. Please click the link below read more about Kruzn for a Kure. Also be sure to check back with us as we will be adding other charities that we hope the community will support as well!
We are a Multi-Genre Comic & Pop Culture Convention that will take place on:
November 3rd & 4th, 2018.
At 1000 Gattman Park Drive, Muscle Shoals AL 35661.
Con-Fuzion is locally owned and operated by Kevin Johnson and Steve Green.
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