The second CyphanCon is coming up next month, and this SpaceGypsy is getting downright anxious to re-experience the most unique convention in the Midwest.
The highlight of the convention for me will be seeing Robert Picardo again. A star of both Star Trek: Voyager and Stargate Atlantis, two series I loved, it will be a real treat for me to see him a third time. For those of you who haven’t met him, I’m telling you, you don’t want to miss this chance! Robert is a fantastic story teller, absolutely hilarious, and is known for his singing, particularly his brilliant song parodies. If we’re super lucky, CyphanCon attendees might even get to meet Alphonso, Robert’s Italian cousin, who has some very . . . interesting . . . talents! Robert is one of the nicest stars you could ever hope to meet, which makes him a great guest for CyphanCon because of its intimate style and events were you can mingle freely with the guests.
This year CyphanCon boasts a huge list of guests from the original Battlestar Galactica. Richard Hatch, Dirk Benedict, Herb Jefferson Jr., and Jack Stauffer will all be in attendance! Talk about your TV legends! Being able to go to one place and see these four fantastic actors at once has got to be rare, so don’t miss it!
In addition, CyphanCon will also play host to Brian Van Camp from The Dead Matter, Jason Carter from Babylon 5, and Chase Masterson from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. There will even be a screening of The Dead Matter, followed by Q&A’s with Brian Van Camp and Jason Carter!
Finally, Nicki Clyne from the new Battlestar Galactica will make a return appearance at Cyphan. This lovely lady had wonderful stories to tell last year, and was very funny and friendly. I have never watched BSG, but I still enjoyed Nicki’s panel! The fact that she’s returning should tell you that not only is this convention a barrel of fun for the fans, but the guests have a really great time too!
The weekend will be packed full of events. There are a variety of seminars and workshops planned, plus performances from the Sinster Circus, Ladies of Sin, and Steampunk DJ Joe Vorteque. There’s something there for everyone!
So what are you waiting for?! Visit the CyphanCon website right now, read for yourself what they have in store for us, and purchase your tickets!