Celebrity Guests

Celebrity Guests

We have a number of amazing science fiction celebrities already booked for Fandom Invasion. You will get a chance to meet them at the California Center for the Arts Escondido on October 30th! We will be announcing our amazing celebrity guests over the next several weeks.  Check back here to see them revealed as they are announced!

Alan Fernandes

Alan Fernandes

Alan was Born in Kenya in 1952 and Studied in London, England. He completed his BSc while working at Marine World Africa/USA.

Alan is most known for being one of the original Tusken Raiders in Star Wars Episode IV A New Hope in 1977.

He is also an exotic animal trainer/handler, a tiger wrestler and the Grand Marshal at the parade of Exotic animals.

His Films include:

  • Arabian Nights (with Camel)
  • Pool Party (with Tiger)
  • Star Wars (with Elephant / Bantha)

That is now two Tusken Raiders, along with previously announced guest Troy Kotsur from The Mandalorian, and four Star Wars guests including C. Andrew Nelson and Julie Dolan.

Julie Dolan

Julie Dolan

Julie is a native San Fernando “Valley Girl” and began dance lessons at the age of 3 and acting and piano lessons at the age of 9. She attended California State University Northridge for a short time but her continued work in Television and Film kept her away from her studies.

In her early career, she appeared in several After-School Specials as well as Episodic Television and Feature Films including: Blood Beach, Starman, Beverly Hills Cop 3 & Baseketball. She had semi-recurring roles on the Warner Brothers TV show, The Gilmore Girls, Warner Brothers TV drama Without A Trace and The Conan Show.

As a voice actress, Julie has worked on several TV commercials including a campaign for OnStar with Tiger Woods and Jeff Gordon. And, after a six months search for an actress who could sound like Princess Leia from Star Wars, Disney Imagineering hired her to voice the role of Princess Leia in the remodeled Star Tours Ride at Disneyland and Disney World which opened in October 2011. Dave Filoni from Lucas Films heard her voice and thought she was the perfect fit to be the choice for Princess Leia in future Disney/Lucas Films projects. Currently, Julie is the Systems Announcer Voice in the popular Mobile App Video Game Arena of Valor and was excited to win the role of “Elmyra Gainsborough” in the insanely popular Video Game Final Fantasy VII – The Remake

You may also recognize her from the VH1 Classic Rock series: “Rock & Roll Fantasy Camp” – Season 1. She has performed with such noted rock icons as Brett Michaels, Kip Winger, Michael Anthony, Ace Frehley, Rudy Sarzo & Lita Ford to name a few.

Lee Kohse

Lee Kohse

Lee Kohse is an award-winning illustrator, designer, and art director. When he was a teen, Lee met Barry Windsor-Smith and Jack Kirby at San Diego Comic-Con and was inspired to self-publish his first comic book. Since then, he has continued to work as a freelance illustrator on numerous well-known properties such as Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings, and Aliens.

Lee has also worked on fan-favorites such as Transformers, Speed Racer, Voltron, and Robotech. Lee’s other projects include publishing and as art director on comics, novels, and games. He frequently provides concept designs and pitch art for films.

Lee is currently working on a painted horror graphic novel as well as his creator-owned projects Kindergoth, and Omicron Fel. Future projects include collaborating on an illustrated book with actor John Noble (Lord of the Rings, Fringe).

You can watch Lee every week creating art and talking about the entertainment industry on his Twitch channel www.twitch.tv/kohseart

Isaac C. Singleton Jr.

Isaac C. Singleton Jr.

Isaac C. Singleton Jr. is an American actor born in Melbourne, Florida. Singleton graduated high school at Blitburg American Highscool in Germany and went on to graduate from the University of Central Florida.

Singleton has also performed stunts in the drama, Rosewood and had starring roles in Pirates of the Caribbean, Planet of the Apes He also has made appearances in the films Galaxy Quest, Anger Management, and Deadpool.

His television show appearances include X Files, Criminal Minds, Agents of Shield, The Mandolorian, and many more.

Singleton also boasts an extensive career in voice acting for TV shows, animated series, and video games including Thanos (Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order, Avengers Assemble) and Soundwave in the recent Tranformers video games.

Singleton is currently working on many more projects in film, television, and video games.

Carrie Henn

Carrie Henn

Fandom Invasion is proud to announce our next guest Carrie Henn known as “Newt” from Aliens!

Carrie Henn was born on May 7, 1976 in Panama City, Florida, USA as Caroline Marie Henn. She is an actress, known for Aliens (1986), Triborn and Thunder Island (2020).

Troy Kotsur

Troy Kotsur

Troy Kotsur is a critically acclaimed actor. Born deaf, Troy was born and raised in Mesa Arizona. He has been a lead actor in plays, film and on television.

In 2019 Troy appeared in Seaon One of The Mandolorian as a Tusken Raider. In addition his on screen acting, Troy created the sign language of the Tusken that was used on the show.

Troy has had appearances in other television shows such as Criminal Minds, Scrubs, CSI:NY and recurring roles in PAX’s Sue Thomas FB-Eye. His work also includes films such as Number 23, Wild Prarie Rose and the critically acclaimed 2021 film CODA.

Troy portrays Deaf Parent Frank Rossi in CODA. Soon to be released on Apple TV and in the theaters CODA is the all time top selling movie in Sundance Film Festival history. Troy’s performance is creating buzz among critics and his peers.

Fandom Invasion is honored to have Troy as his 1st convention appearance.

C. Andrew Nelson

C. Andrew Nelson

C. Andrew Nelson is an award winning actor, visual effects artist, animator, voice-over performer, and genuine dark lord of the Sith. Andrew spent six years at LucasArts where he was a VFX supervisor and senior artist designing and creating many Star Wars games before transferring to Industrial Light & Magic to work on the effects for the Star Wars prequels, Galaxy Quest, Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle, The Perfect Storm, and the Jurassic Park franchise.

Andrew is best known for his twelve years as Darth Vader for Lucasfilm and the Lucas companies for film, television, games, commercials, print, and more, including the Original Star Wars Trilogy Special Edition as well as the LucasArts games Rebel Assault II and Dark Forces. With more time in the official Vader costume than any other actor, Andrew is also the first to officially portray both Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker having voiced Luke for numerous games.

Rebecca Forstadt

Rebecca Forstadt

It’s Fandom Friday and that means another celebrity guest announcement! Fandom Invasion is thrilled to announce Rebecca Forstadt Olkowski as our next guest!

Rebecca Forstadt, the “Queen” of Anime voices is an American born actress who graduated from Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, with a focus on theater.

Her career started in stage performances in the Los Angels area and she has appeared in Hill Street Blues, St Elsewhere and LA Law.

But Ms. Forstadt is most known for voicing hundreds of Anime characters in movies and tv shows as well as video games. Her work includes iconic roles in Robotech (Lynn Mimei), Ghost in the Shell (Tachikoma), Code Geass (Nunnally Lamperouge), and Tenchi Muyo (Mihoshi Kuramitsu) and many others.

Janeshia Adams-Ginard

Janeshia Adams-Ginard

We are VERY excited to announce our first celebrity guest – Janeshia Adams-Ginard! Janeshia Adams-Ginyard is an American actress and stunt performer, born in Los Angels and is of Jamaican descent.

Ms. Adams-Ginard was a professional wrestler as “Frost” in WOW-Women Of Wrestling, a member of the 2006-2007 U.S. National Bobsled team, trained in Taekwondo, and she is also fluent in American Sign Language.

While her body of work as a stunt performer and actress is extremely impressive, Marvel fans will recognize her as one of the Dora Milaje.

She has worked on Black Panther, Avengers Infinity War, Avengers Endgame, Wandavision and Falcon and The Winter Soldier.