We always have an eclectic mix of great guests from the worlds of gaming, cosplay, music, film and TV dropping by to join the fun. Rather than hiding behind a signing table, most of our guests like to join in the fun, and you may be lucky enough to find yourself under attack by one in the NERF or lasertag arena!
Author, travel correspondant, tech guru, TED speaker and all round good egg Kate Russell will be joining us for the Virtual FantastiCon weekend with news of her exciting and extremely unusual new project!Kate has been writing about technology, gaming and the Internet since 1995 and now appears weekly on BBC2 and BBC World News, reporting for technology programme Click. A regular expert on the sofa at ITV’s Daybreak and various other TV and radio stations, she writes columns for National Geographic Traveller magazine and Web User magazine. Her first book ‘Working the Cloud’ is the ultimate collection of online tips, tricks and resources for small businesses, start-ups and entrepreneurs who want to get ahead online. In 2014 Kate published her first novel – a science fiction story based (under official license) in the game world of Elite: Dangerous called, Elite: Mostly Harmless. Her latest work is 'A Bookkeeper's Guide to Practical Sorcery', a young adult magical romp through the fictional town of Terratonia following the exploits of Henry Noble, DC and friends. It is available right now as e, paperback and stunning audiobook, read by Charles Collingwood (the voice of BBC Radio 4's Brian Aldridge from the Archers).
Simon Fisher-Becker has been in countless film and TV projects including Dr Who (Dorium Maldovar), Harry Potter (The Fat Friar), Puppy Love (Tony Fazackerley), played the Fat Controller from Thomas the Tank Engine and was even a Town Crier!
A multi-talented motivational speaker, he spends his time travelling the world and we're very lucky that he's found space in his busy schedule to create and send us some virtual FantastiCon fun!
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Jemma is an acoustic musician with a growing following of tens of thousands and has one of the most delicate and beautiful voices for a generation.
At previous FantastiCons she has sang us exclusive tracks, joined us for the after party and thrown herself enthusiastically into the NERF arena!For Virtual FantastiCon, Jemma will be singing for us on Saturday evening. You can tune in right here on Twitch TV.
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Star Wars Episode 1 - Dr Who audio for Big Finish, Hitch Hiker's guide stage show, voicing the Elite: Dangerous audio books, Toby has done it all!
For Virtual FantastiCon he and his amazingly talnted wife Lousie have allowed us to show their short and endearing film 'deep, deeper, deepest' which they created entirely from scratch from their home. We think it's brilliant, and we hope you will too!
Deep, deeper, deepest will be show on our Twitch channel on Saturday evening. You can watch it right here on Twitch TV.
Matt Adcock is the author of 'Complete Darkness' and is judging the recently closed short horror competition.
He will be with us announcing the winners and runners up at the virtual FantastiCon event on the 16th August.
Welcome to the party Matt!
Cosplaying as 'Mashashy', this lady is a stalwart of the cosplay community. She has been to every convention you could imagine in costumes as diverse as Princess Peach, Mario (pictured), Maya from Borderlands, Poison Ivy and many more...She is a model, singer, author and creative director.Mashashy is one of our FantastiCon Ambassadors.
For VirtualFantastiCon (2020) Mashashy will be hosting a 'Twitch Sings' session on Sunday afternoon. We'll be hosting her channel from our own so you can watch it right here on Twitch TV!