Guests of Honour
Richard has been a regular face on UK and US TV since the 90s (sometimes covered in prosthetics or fur, sometimes more Human looking!) In Doctor Who, he was Friday the Ice Warrior in the "Empress of Mars" episode in Peter Capaldi’s last season as the Doctor, an out of this world experience! He has also appeared in FIFTH ELEMENT ( Mondoshowan), SPACE PRECINCT (Alien Ambassador), THE NEW ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD (Little John), KEEPING UP APPEARANCES and DON'T TELL FATHER ( Garth Bancroft), OUTLANDER (Marley), VIKINGS (Thorvard), all three A CHRISTMAS PRINCE movies ( Mr Little), and will be appearing in the forthcoming DRAGONHEART VENGEANCE (The Wolf) to be released January 2020.
A native of Manchester, England, Richard spends his time between LA, London, and Europe looking for interesting stories to tell, fascinating people to meet, and new apple trees to graft. This is his first visit to CONsole Room (and Minnesota), he thanks you for inviting him and looks forward to meeting you all.
DR. ARNOLD T. BLUMBERG
Dr. Arnold T. Blumberg is the “Doctor of the Dead” and "The MCU guru" -- a world-renowned zombie expert and authority on the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He spent 15 years in the comic book industry as writer and Editor of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide and curated a pop culture museum for five years.
He’s the owner of ATB Publishing, home of Doctor Who essay collections Outside In and Outside In 2, and writer of licensed Doctor Who stories “Stolen Days” in Short Trips: How the Doctor Changed My Life and “Mardi Gras Massacre” in Short Trips: Indefinable Magic. He regularly lectures on zombies, Jewish comic creators, superhero history, and other pop culture topics.
JOHN LEESON (VIDEO CONFERENCE ONLY - TBD)
John Leeson is best known in the Doctor Who universe as the voice of K9, the Doctor’s robotic dog companion.
John voiced K9 from 1977-2010 on Doctor Who, K9 and Company, The Sarah Jane Adventures, and K9. He has also voiced the character for Big Finish and BBV Productions.
Robert Smith? is the author of Bookwyrm (ATB Publishing), Who is the Doctor, Who's 50 and The Doctors Are In (ECW Press), guides to the wonderful world of Doctor Who. He's also the editor extraordinaire of the Outside In series of pop-culture reviews with a twist (ATB Publishing), covering Doctor Who, Star Trek, Buffy, Angel and Firefly. In his day job, he's a professor of mathematics and a world leading expert on zombies. Really.