LEVAR BURTON is an actor, director, educator & cofounder of the award-winning Skybrary App; former host and executive producer of PBS’s “Reading Rainbow;” and a lifelong children’s literacy advocate. He hosts his own podcast, ‘LeVar Burton Reads’ sharing the best short fiction and handpicked by the best voice in podcasting. LeVar also has a new YouTube Series ‘This Is My Story’ which highlights racism in America.
During Covid19 lockdown, TwitterLive hosted livestream short story readings presented by LeVar to millions of his fans and avid readers. LeVar starred as Kunta Kinte in the acclaimed mini-series ROOTS. LeVar also starred as Lt. Commander Geordi LaForge in STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION television series and in feature films. LeVar has been nominated for 3 Primetime Emmy Awards along with 27 Daytime Emmy nominations, culminating in 21 wins. During its 26-year run 1983 to 2009 READING RAINBOW was not only one of the longest running children’s television shows in history but won more that 25 awards including 10 for outstanding series and the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award. LeVar has also been nominated twice for the Spoken Word Grammy Award and won in 1999, for narrating “The Autobiography of Martin Luther King Jr.” On June 11, 2019, South Sacramento’s Meadowview City leaders honored LeVar with the Official Renaming and Dedication of Richfield Park to LeVar Burton Park.
It has been his role as host and executive producer of the beloved PBS children’s series “Reading Rainbow” of which he is most proud. Single day and weekend passes go on sale this Friday, Oct 8th at 10am EST. Official photo ops will be on sale this Friday. To purchase an official photo op, click: https://roanoketimes.evvnt.events/events/big-lick-comic-con-feb-2022-2-12-2022
Dante Basco is an American film, television and voice actor. He is best known for his role as Rufio, the leader of the Lost Boys in Steven Spielberg's Hook, and for his many voice acting roles, most notably as Prince Zuko from Nickelodeon's Avatar: The Last Airbender, Jake Long from Disney Channel's American Dragon: Jake Long, and Spin Kick from Carmen Sandiego.
Gerry Conway is a legendary comic book writer, comic book editor, screenwriter, television writer, and television producer. He is known for co-creating the Marvel Comics vigilante antihero, the Punisher as well as the first Ms. Marvel and scripting the death of the character Gwen Stacy during his long run on The Amazing Spider-Man. At DC Comics, he is known for co-creating the superheroes Firestorm and Power Girl, the character Jason Todd and the villain Killer Croc, and for writing the Justice League of America for eight years. Conway wrote the first major, modern-day intercompany crossover, Superman vs. the Amazing Spider-Man.
Michael Biehn is an American actor, primarily known for his roles in science fiction films directed by James Cameron; as Sgt. Kyle Reese in The Terminator (1984) and its sequel Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), Cpl. Dwayne Hicks in Aliens (1986), and Lt. Coffey in The Abyss (1989). His other films include The Fan (1981), Navy SEALs (1990), Tombstone (1993), The Rock (1996), Megiddo: The Omega Code 2 (2001), and Planet Terror (2007). On television, he has appeared in Hill Street Blues (1984), The Magnificent Seven (1998–2000), and Adventure Inc. (2002–2003). Biehn received a Best Actor Saturn Award nomination for Aliens. In 2020, Biehn was cast as the villainous Lang by Jon Favreau in the second season of the Star Wars television series The Mandalorian.