Intervention 7 is happy to announce the following guests to appear at the event:
Gigi Edgley – “Chiana”, Farscape
Gigi Edgley is an internationally renowned actress originally from Australia. Edgley has starred in countless film and television series including USA’s The Starter Wife, Rescue Special Ops, Tricky Business, SyFy’s Showdown at Area 51 and Quantum Apocalypse, Carlotta, Newcastle, Black Jack, Farscape: Peacekeeper Wars, Stingers, Secret Life Of Us, Beastmaster, Lost World, Water Rats and Day of The Roses.
Additionally Edgley has an extensive history with The Jim Henson Company beginning with her popular role as Chiana on the company’s critically acclaimed Sci-fi cult series, Farscape, in which she starred for over five years.
Gigi stole the hearts of sci-fi enthusiasts. She was originally cast as a guest star for one episode, but quickly captured the attention of the Farscape writers, producers, and the fans alike. The mischievous Chiana became one of the most popular, and at times, controversial characters in the series. Recently the SyFy Channel and The Jim Henson Company asked her to host Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge.
Edgley’s team also raised over $44,000 on Kickstarter to fund a Sci-Fi short called Hashtag. They are planning to take it to Sundance, Cannes and Toronto film festivals. Currently she is filming Nexus. Gigi was nominated for the Film’s Critic’s Circle awards for best lead actress in the feature Last Train To Freo, the SyFy Genre Award for Best Supporting actress, the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress in a television series and Maxim Award for Sexiest Space Babe.
Gigi has a long list of theatre credits as well that include: Kill Everything You Love, 4.48 Psychosis, The Rover, Boy’s Life, Romeo And Juliet, Road, Picnic At Hanging Rock and Les Miserables.
Edgley is also a recording artist, creator of original comic books, director, and producer. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Queensland University of Technology after entering in the auditions along side hundreds of other candidates.
She is also starring in an upcoming episode of Star Trek Continues alongside our other guest Todd Haberkorn.
Dwight Schultz – “Howling Mad” Murdock, The A-Team; Lt. Barclay, Star Trek
Dwight Schultz first rose to fame as Captain “Howling Mad” Murdock on the popular TV series “The A-Team.” From there, he played a variety of roles in films and television series, including Lt. Reg Barclay in “Star Trek: The Next Generation” — a role he would reprise in “Voyager” and “First Contact.”
Schultz has also lent his voice to several video games and animated TV series. He appeared as Dr. Animo in “Ben 10″ and can be heard in shows such as “Family Guy,” “Invader Zim,” “Avengers Assemble,” and “Ultimate Spider-Man.” Video game fans may know him from his roles in the “Dragon Age” and “Skylanders” series and “DC Universe Online,” among many others.
In recent years, Schultz has also made appearances on many political TV and radio shows, and hosted his own podcast, “Howling Mad Radio,” until March 2009.
Todd Haberkorn – Voice Actor: “Hetalia”, “Fairy Tale”; Actor: “Spock”, “Star Trek Continues”
Todd Haberkorn has been on stage, on set, and behind a mic for many years. Not only is Todd an actor in LA, he works as a producer, writer, and director as well. And he’s even been an action figure or two. *Haberkornmobile sold separately*.
In the world of anime, Todd got his first major start in Suzuka as Yamato Akitski. From there, he went on to voice roles such as Jadeite from Sailor Moon, Natsu from Fairy Tail, Italy from Hetalia, Ling Yao from Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Cheren from Pokemon, Allen Walker from D. Gray Man, Hikaru Hitachin from Ouran High School Host Club, Death The Kid from Soul Eater, and many others.
As far as video games go, you’d recognize his voice in the Call of Duty Series, Defiance, World of Warcraft, Street Fighter IV, Ghostbusters, Silent Hill: Book of Memories, Borderlands 2, and Rage to name a handful.
His voice makes sure to get its marathon training in as an award winning narrator for audiobooks. Do a Google search and you’ll find everything from thrillers and young adult to zombie sagas and children’s books.
As far as on camera is concerned, when he isn’t working on films, industrials, and television projects for other companies, Todd does work with his company Out of the Office Productions. This is one aspect of a long history of on camera work in narrative film, commercials, and shorts.
Todd is currently starring as “Spock” in the online series “Star Trek Continues” to great acclaim.
Robert Axelrod – Voice Actor: Lord Zedd, Power Rangers
Robert Axelrod has carved a career in show business that runs the gamut. Born and raised in New York City, he did commercials and theater as a child and teen, eventually ending up in the Soho Avant-garde Theater scene in a show called “Little Trips”, then Off-Broadway in a play called “The Destroyers”. Axelrod left acting for the world of music. He spent eight years as a working rock musician playing electric bass and singing in folk, rock, and soul bands. Music brought him to Los Angeles where he decided to return to acting, a decision he never regrets.
Since then, Mr. Axelrod has appeared in over thirty feature films including four with Charles Bronson, the Sci-Fi hit remake “The Blob” with Kevin Dillon and many others. Television appearances include guest star roles on “Amazing Stories”, “Star Trek Voyager”, “Tim And Eric’s Awesome Show”, and “The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers”. He also starred in the Michael Jackson music video “Stranger in Moscow”, and is in the soon-to-be-released horror dark comedy, “The Revenant”.
Mr. Axelrod is also a busy voice over artist. He is the voice of Lord Zedd and Finster on the “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers”. The Lord Zedd voice is one of the most recognizable character voices around. He voiced Armadillomon and Wizardmon on “Digimon, Microchip, The Punisher’s sidekick, on “Spiderman”, Rico on “Robotech”, and has voiced countless Anime features including “Akira”, “The Big O”, “Cowboy Bebop”, “Brain Scratch”, et al. As Lord Zedd, he starred in both the first Power Rangers feature film and the wildly popular live show that toured the country. He was a regular character on Saban Entertainment’s “Wowser” series (as Ratso Catso), “Journey To The Heart of the World” (as Scarface), “Hallo Spencer” (as Elmer), and more. He just finished narrating the mockumentary “Safety First: The Rise of Women” and voicing four Anime series, “Gaiking”, “Vanguard Ace”, “Captain Harlock”, “The Adventures of Nadja”, and “Fist of the North Star”.
Jon St. John is an American voice actor who started out as a radio DJ at the age of 14.
Best known as the voice of the first famous FPS – DUKE NUKEM, Jon is also heard on games such as: World of Warcraft, Half-Life: Opposing Force, Sonic Adventure, Heroes of Newerth, Rochard, Guild Wars 2, Counter-Strike, DoTA2, Star Trek: Online, and D&D Neverwinter and Bombshell to name just a few.
Jon is often heard on national advertising campaigns such as Bud light, Brisk Ice Tea, Ford Motor Co., Disney DVD’s, Concert Tours such as Steely Dan, Bill Maher, and Barry Manilow, and TV promos on Nickelodeon. Jon has also provided various character voices for attractions at theme parks including Legoland California, Dollywood in Tennessee, and Silver Dollar City in Branson, Mo.
An honored guest at gaming conventions around the world, Jon is one actor who really enjoys meeting his fans – so be sure to step right up and shake his hand.
John Peel – Author
John Peel was born in Nottingham, England, and grew up hearing stories about local hero Robin Hood. This may have influenced him to start making up his own tales. To date, he’s written over 100 books, mostly fiction. His books include TV tie-in novels for shows like “Doctor Who”, “Star Trek”, “The Outer Limits” and “The Avengers”. He has created the fantasy series “Diadem: Worlds Of Magic” and “Dragonhome”. He’s also written a number of horror novels for young adults, including “Talons”, “Shattered” and “Dances With Werewolves”. From time to time he also writes short stories, many of which have been included in various horror anthologies such as the upcoming “Ghosts On Drugs”.
He moved to New York in 1981 to get married. He and his wife still live there, accompanied by Penny and Peaches, their miniature pinschers.
Pete Abrams – Sluggy Freelance
Pete Abrams is the creator of the highly addictive niftiness that is Sluggy Freelance, a remarkably twisted daily online comic strip that has been appearing at www.sluggy.com since August 25, 1997. Starting the comic strip as a creative outlet, his world with the switchblade-wielding rabbit quickly expanded into uncharted territory and grew into over a decade of alien vampire missile-launching fun. Since its Satan-spamming beginnings, Sluggy Freelance has attracted a devoted global following and is one of the most popular and well-known comics on the web.
Pete holds the honor of being twice-invited as a speaker at Harvard conventions as well as at a Vassar convention, making him all ivy-league-ish. Pete has gained recognition not only online, but through such high profile appearances as the original comics included in NY Times bestselling author John Ringo’s Hell’s Faire, and as part of the New York’s Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art webcomics exhibition in Fall, 2007, as well as appearances on NPR’s Weekend Edition with Liane Hansen. Pete is reputed to be the first person to ever make a living by drawing a webcomic.
Currently, Pete lives in New Jersey (and doesn’t even mind it) with his wife, Rachel, and two daughters, Leah and Sarah. Click here to read his comic.
Oni Hartstein – Founder: Intervention and (Re)Generation Who. Artist, and Indie Creator Marketing Expert
After briefly working in Disney animation Oni Hartstein left and started her own independent creative presence online. She first gained global notoriety through her work writing, drawing, and marketing the comic, Stupid and Insane Defenders Against Chaos. She’s always been drawn to helping other creative people. In 2010 she leveraged the cult following she had built as an artist to crowdfund and found Intervention: The Intersection of Sci Fi, Fantasy, and Future Media where she is a teacher and artist in residence.
Next she founded (Re)Generation Who: The Doctor Who Celebration for Every Generation which also works to help empower the fan community. She has been honored as the #2 woman changing geek culture by Kernel Magazine, maintains an impressive speaking calendar, and has been featured in Haunt World, CNN, Wired, The Washington Post, and many other places both online and in print. An artist at heart, her name is also synonymous with quality events that put families first and truly go the extra mile to their attendees, guests, and staff.
She loves coffee, horror films, heavy metal, Disney, and her husband. In addition to that, she believes that Escape from New York was the best Chick Flick ever. You can see her most recent work at OnezumiVerse.com.
James Harknell – Con Chair of Intervention / (Re)Generation Who, Work on: Stupid and Insane Defenders Against Chaos / My Annoying Life / AWSOM.org / Erfworld / Skin Horse / Sluggy Freelance
Harknell has been working with Onezumi for over 16 years. After noticing that there was very little online to help artists, he decided to do something about it.
Harknell customized his first art-centric Content Management System in 2003. Today he releases WordPress plugins at AWSOM.org and has worked as a webmaster and guide for the online comic and blogging industry.
He has helped design and customize sites for the comics Erfworld, Skin Horse, Sluggy Freelance, Stupid and Insane Defenders Against Chaos–and his plugins power many other sites across the web.
In addition to this he helped found and Co-Con Chairs the events Intervention and (Re)Generation Who.
Today he lives in New Jersey with Onezumi and way too many computers and mobile devices.
More Guests to be announced soon!