We are thrilled to announce our first celebrity guest for 2019 – Wallace Shawn! You know his face and his voice from his diverse movie and television roles. Wallace Shawn is known as “Vizzini” from The Princess Bride, “Rex” in Disney’s Toy Story series, “Zek” in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, “Mr. Hall” in Clueless, and his unmistakable voice can be heard in Teacher’s Pet, The Incredibles, Family Guy, Kung Fu Panda, and many more roles. Wallace will be appearing at Farpoint all 3 days, attending the Friday evening cocktail party and opening ceremonies, and speaking and signing on Saturday and Sunday. The links to purchase your membership tickets and reserve hotel rooms can be found here on our website. Join us for a rare opportunity to meet this movie and television legend!
Distinguished voice actor Maurice LaMarche will be appearing at his first Farpoint Convention! Maurice began his career as a comedian working with comedy icons such as Rodney Dangerfield and George Carlin, before moving into the world of animation voice acting with his first roles as “Chief Quimby” in Inspector Gadget and “Egon Spengler” in The Real Ghostbusters. He has performed in over 100 animated series, including “Yosemite Sam” in today’s Looney Tunes series, multiple voices for The Simpsons and his Emmy-nominated role as “The Brain” in Pinky & The Brain, for which he won the Annie Award. Maurice won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance for FUTURAMA, where he played more than 70 regular and recurring characters including “Morbo”, “Calculon” and “Kif Kroker”. He has been the voice of “Toucan Sam” for Kellogg’s since 1987 and is also the current signature voice for Lexus. We are excited to welcome Maurice to Farpoint for the first time, along with his friend Rob Paulsen!
You asked for him back and we listened! Join us in welcoming iconic voice actor Rob Paulsen (www.robpaulsenlive.com) to his second Farpoint Convention appearance. Rob is an Emmy winner for “Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program” for his role as “Pinky” in Pinky & The Brain. He created, and will revive for Netflix in 2019, his role as “Yakko Warner” in The Animaniacs and is the voice of “Donatello” in Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He is also the host of the popular podcast, Talkin’ Toons, available at www.robpaulsenlive.com, where he talks about the animation industry with today’s and yesterday’s icons of the industry.
For a complete list of all confirmed guests by track, click here.