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2023 Charity Auction
Is de-cluttering one of your 2023 resolutions? If yes, we would be happy to accept donations of any fannish collectibles or items for our Charity Auction! While we accept donations at the door, we would appreciate an advance email so that we can prepare our auction records for your item. Please send information and a photo (if possible) on your item to us at Charities@FarpointCon.com. Auction proceeds benefit Julien Fleming Memorial Fund (jfmf.org) and Art Way Alliance (artwayalliance.org).
Hotel Reservation Reminder
Our hotel venue has made more rooms available in our room block. Reservation cut off date is January 10, 2023 to get the Farpoint Convention rate of $129/night (plus applicable taxes). To receive this rate, use this link to make your reservation or call the hotel at 410-785-7000. If you reserve by phone, be sure to ask for the Farpoint rate. Our rate should be the lowest available for our weekend. If you find rooms offered for a lower rate, please let us know at Contact@FarpointCon.com so we can make sure you get the lower rate, and we still get credit for your room reservation.
Panel Selection Form is Available!
#FarpointConvention always welcomes our attendees to participate as panelists during the convention. The Panel Selection list for 2023 is available for attendees to request to participate on program panels! You can find the form online at https://forms.gle/59fMzSWPiw9NHTaW9 with selections due 11/25/22. Address any questions to us at Programs@FarpointCon.com
Program Guest Lists Updated
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We have updated our Author, Science, Live Events and Fan Interest Program Track pages with even MORE guests! Check out the latest news on the individual pages here or make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram to get the latest news delivered to your desktop.
We are also taking Program Applications for #FarpointConvention in February. Applications are due by 10/31/22. Questions on the Program Application process can be sent to us at Contact@FarpointCon.com.
EXCLUSIVE Livestream Conversation with Director/Producer EDUARDO SANCHEZ!
#FarpointCon2023 will feature a livestream conversation with the director and producer EDUARDO SANCHEZ! He is the mastermind behind The Blair Witch Project films and has also directed episodes of fan favorite shows such as Supernatural, Yellowjackets, Lucifer and many others. The date and time of the livestream will be announced as the schedule is developed.
Eduardo’s video appearance is courtesy of our friends at Movers and Shakers Unlimited.
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Welcome RYLEE ALAZRAQUI and CARLOS ALAZRAQUI!
We are thrilled to welcome RYLEE ALAZRAQUI and her father CARLOS ALAZRAQUI to #FarpointCon2023! They are joining already confirmed guests WILSON CRUZ and BILLY WEST for their first appearance with us and we look forward to having fun at our 30th anniversary convention.
Rylee Alazraqui is the young actress portraying Rok-Tahk in Star Trek Prodigy. Other roles for Rylee include Grace in Puppy Dog Pals, and Julie in Doug Unplugs. From a young age, Rylee’s watched her father act and voice record and she easily fell into the same acting path and loves to perform. Rylee enjoys school, gymnastics and dance.
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Carlos Alazraqui was not just the face of Deputy James Garcia on Comedy Central’s hit show RENO 911! He won the prestigious ANNIE AWARD for Outstanding Achievement in Voice Acting in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production for The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show. He’s also been a standup comic for over 25 years, a well known television/film actor and one of LA’s top voiceover actors with hundreds of credits to his name.
Carlos has provided the voices for Rocko and Spunky on Nickelodeon’s Rocko’s Modern Life, Mr. Weed on FOX’s Family Guy, Lazlo on Cartoon Network’s Camp Lazlo, Bane in Justice League Doom, El Chupacabra in Disney’s Planes, King Mangus in Disney’s Sophia The First, and Mr. Crocker on Nickelodeon’s long running series The Fairly Odd Parents among his many roles in television and film. One of his most famous roles was the voice of The Taco Bell Chihuahua for Taco Bell, which has been documented as one of the most well known advertising campaigns of all time.
Recent roles include rebooting his role of Rocko in the New Rocko’s Modern Life for Nickelodeon. Carlos plays Mayor Temoroso on The New Adventures of Puss In Boots for Dreamworks Animation and Netflix, and Skylar in Disney’s Elena of Avalor. He also provides the sound-a-like voice for Disney/Pixar Toy Story‘s Mike Wazowski for commercials and merchandise.
Carlos had a Showtime special and a Comedy Central Half Hour Special as well as several other national television appearances including three spots on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. He is presently developing another comedy special! He appears every Wednesday on his COFFEE WITH CARLOS segment on the Stephanie Miller Radio Show on Free Speech Radio.
In his free time, Carlos is an avid tennis player and sports enthusiast. Carlos currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and two daughters!
A WEEK OF ANNOUNCEMENTS!
The week of 8/21/22, we’ll be announcing new guests daily in our Program Tracks, leading up to the announcement of TWO new celebrity guests for #FarpointCon2023!
Our celebrity guest announcements are part of our appearance at Station Unity Convention, coming 8/26-28/22 at the Gaylord National Harbor in Oxon Hill, MD. Our wonderful friend D’Manda Martini will be appearing at our booth on Friday and Saturday and we hope to see you there too.
Animation Icon BILLY WEST Coming To Farpoint in 2023!
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Please join us in welcoming BILLY WEST for his first appearance at Farpoint Convention!
Billy is a renowned voice actor, comedian, impressionist, and radio personality. His voice roles include the Futurama characters Philip J. Fry, Professor Farnsworth, Dr. Zoidberg, and Zapp Brannigan, and the title characters in animation classics Doug and Ren & Stimpy. In commercials, he is the current voice of the Red M&M and formerly voiced Buzz for Honey Nut Cheerios. In 1998, Entertainment Weekly described him as “the new Mel Blanc” and noted his ability to mimic well-known voices though he would rather develop original voices. Billy has become one of the few voice actors who can impersonate Mel Blanc in his prime, including characterizations of Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, the voice Arthur Q. Bryan used for Elmer Fudd, as well as other characters from Warner Bros. cartoons. He voiced Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd in the 1996 film Space Jam and returned as Elmer in the 2003 film Looney Tunes: Back In Action. Billy has voiced many of his classic characters in their video game versions as well, notably Ren and Stimpy in the 2021 release Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl.
Billy also voices other established characters such as Popeye, Shaggy Rogers, Skeets, Tom the Cat, Muttley, and Woody Woodpecker. He was a cast member on The Howard Stern Show, during which time he was noted for his impressions of Larry Fine, Marge Schott, and George Takei among many other celebrities.
#FARPOINTCON2023 Tickets on Sale Now!
Tickets for #FarpointCon2023 are now on sale, with no price increase from 2022! Purchase your tickets by clicking this button or by going to the REGISTER page on our website.