Members of the iconic sci-fi show’s art department reunite to discuss how they were able to design 110 episodes over five years and six TV movies, while keeping the sets fresh, exciting and, well, out of this world. Two episodes will screen, introduced by series star Claudia Christian.
Join Claudia, J. Michale Straczynski (The Great Maker), John Iacovelli (Production Designer), Mark-Louis Walters (Art Director), Roland Rosenkranz (Art Director), Alan Kobayashi (Graphic Artist), and other B5 cast and crew members. Special guests include Ann Bruice (Costume Designer) and Dark Hoffman (Propmaster/Props Concept Artist).
Claudia will be introducing JMS to the audience as well as emceeing. John Iacovelli will moderate. Two Babylon 5 episodes, “The Coming of Shadows,” which won the respected HUGO Award, and “Severed Dreams,” which was nominated for an Art Directors Guild award, will be viewed. There will also be a panel discussion throughout and Q & A session.
Coming in January 2014, Space City Con in Houston, Texas will be hosting another opportunity to celebrate 20 years of all things Babylon 5. January 3 – 6, 2014 you can enjoy the beautiful 4-star hotel spa, resort, and convention center, Moody Gardens, on Galveston Island.
Currently, Claudia and Jason Momoa (Khal Drogo on HBO’s Game of Thrones) will be headlining the event along with all the other Babylon 5 ladies, including Pat Tallman (telepath Lyta Alexander), Andrea Thompson (telepath Talia Winters), Tracy Scoggins (Captain Elizabeth Lochley), Julie Caitlin Brown (Narn attache Na’Toth), and Mira Furlan (Minbari Ambassador Delenn). Bill Mumy (Minbari attache Lennier), Peter Jurasik (Centauri Ambassador Londo Mollari), Stephen Furst (Centauri attache Vir Kotto), and Jerry Doyle (Security Chief Michael Garibaldi) will also be attending along with Marshall Teague (Nelson Drake / Ta’lon) and Bridget Flanery (Zoe, from the Season 5 episode written by Neil Gaimon, “Day of the Dead”). More B5 alumni are sure to be announced soon.
Phoenix ComicCon will be hosting a grand weekend celebrating the 20th anniversary of Babylon 5. All the cast will be there, including:
Bruce Boxleitner (Captain/President John Sheridan)
Claudia Christian (Lt. Commander Susan Ivanova)
Jerry Doyle (Security Chief Michael Garibaldi)
Patricia Tallman (telepath Lyta Alexander)
Peter Jurasik (Ambassador Londo Mollari)
Mira Furlan (Ambassador Delenn)
Bill Mumy (Lennier)
Andrea Thompson (telepath Talia Winters)
Tracy Scoggins (Captain Elizabeth Lochley)
Stephen Furst (Vir)
Robin Atkin Downes (Byron)
Jason Carter (Marcus)
Julia Caitlin Brown (Na’toth)
Walter Koenig (Psi Cop Alfred Bester)
J. Michael Straczynski (Creator, Writer, Producer, and Director)
Claudia will be appearing at Book Soup (Los Angeles) Bookstore on the evening of Tuesday, January 15th at 7:00 p.m. to meet and greet friends and fans of Babylon Confidential: A Memoir of Love, Sex and Addiction. She will be reading excerpts from the book and will be signing as well. We hope to see you there
For more information about the event, visit the Book Soup Bookstore website.