Please note that all celebrity guests are confirmed; however due to filming or other professional commitments, celebrities may cancel at any time.
Osric Chau is a Canadian actor best known for his roles as Kevin Tran in Supernatural, Vogel in Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency and Ryan Choi in the Arrowverse. Whilst acting become a focal point later on, Chau’s attention was set towards the study of martial arts for a number of years, partly due to his parents’ influence. Becoming well trained in Wing Chun, Tai Chi and traditional forms of Wushu, Chau set the foundations for a career in entertainment. Initially wanting to become a stuntman rather than an actor, Chau worked on a series of projects with EA Games before appearing in his first major role as Lang Han in the two-part television movie Kung Fu Killer in 2008. The following year, Chau found his feature film debut as the supporting character in the science fiction disaster film 2012. By 2012, Chau had become a well-known and versatile actor in the industry, set to appear in two studio films within the year. Landing the role of Peng in the Paramount Pictures comedy, Fun Size, and a supporting role in Universal Pictures, The Man with the Iron Fists, it was not surprising that Chau was soon thrust into the global spotlight. In late 2012, Chau was announced to star in the CW Network’s acclaimed television series, Supernatural, portraying Kevin Tran. One of the more memorable characters in the show and certainly a pivotal role in his career, Chau continued to work on the series for another three seasons. Other notable roles include those from The 100, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders and his recurring character of Vogel in Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency. Heavily involved in film and television as a choreographer, stuntman and actor, Chau has been heavily involved with a number of parodies organized and arranged by The Hillywood Show, and has played such characters as The Walking Dead’s Glenn Rhea, Supernatural’s Sam Winchester and most recently The Umbrella Academy’s Ben Hargreeves. Chau has recently produced and starred in his own film, Empty By Design, which can be seen at film festivals around the globe. Chau recently joined the CW Network’s Arrowverse for the Crisis on Infinite Earths event in 2019/2020, portraying Ryan Choi, the new Atom. He reprised this role in the five-part season 8 Armageddon storyline on The Flash. Chau also appears on Nancy Drew as Edwin George Chen.
Avianna Mynhier is a bicoastal actress, director and choreographer known for her role as Rachel on AMC’s The Walking Dead. She has also had co-starring roles on Showtime’s The Affair and Nickelodeon’s hit comedy Henry Danger.
Avianna graduated from Stanford University in 2017 with a degree in Science, Technology & Society. She performed on Stanford’s comedy improvisation troupe, and has appeared in many theater productions including All my Sons and Rent. She is also a trained dancer and choreographer with experience in contemporary improv and hip-hop.
Avianna is a wellness advovcate with instructor experience in Los Angeles. She also active in women’s empowerment issues, acting as a mentor to girls in the LA Unified school district through EmpowerHer and through her participation in National & Global Women’s Conference. In her spare time she enjoys meeting new people, seeing live shows, reading and hosting game nights.
Rick Farmiloe has been animating childhoods for over 30 years, and is best known for breathing hilarity into iconic Disney sidekicks Scuttle, LeFou, and Abu in the beloved Academy Award-winning films The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin.
This American animator was first bitten by the cartooning bug at age five, while watching Walt Disney's beautifully drawn, feature-length cartoon masterpiece, Pinocchio. At age twelve, after years of creating his own cartoons for family and friends, Rick was determined to be a Disney animator. In January 1982, after only one portfolio review, he was hired by Walt Disney Productions.
During his 11 years under contract with Disney, Rick animated on seven features, which also included The Black Cauldron, The Great Mouse Detective, Oliver and Company, and The Rescuers Down Under.
Beyond his body of work for Disney, Rick's feature film credits include The Swan Princess, The Prince of Egypt, The Road to El Dorado, Shrek, Rugrats Go Wild, Curious George, The Simpsons Movie, The Boxtrolls, The Iron Giant: Signature Edition, and four Tom and Jerry direct-to-DVD films.
In 2011, Rick was an animator on two Annie Award-winning productions: Adam and Dog, which also received an Oscar nomination, and Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters. In 2015, Rick animated on yet another Annie Award winner, Coca-Cola's Man and Dog.
Livvy started acting at the age of 6, when she was cast as Molly in her local high school's production of ANNIE. In 2013, at the age of 8, she made her first trip to Los Angeles, where she quickly booked several independent film roles. Soon after, she was cast as the cute and mischievous Young Anna in Disney's Oscar winning animated film FROZEN. She has also done voiceover work for Cartoon Network with roles on popular shows such as CLARENCE and ADVENTURE TIME.
Livvy resides in Cincinnati, Ohio where she stays active in theatre while making frequent trips to LA to pursue her dreams.
Other films she is in are:
THE DOWNSIDE OF BLISS (as Ruthie)
ROGUE WARRIOR: ROBOT FIGHTER (as Annika).
Livvy will also be joining legendary Disney animator Rick Farmiloe (Aladdin, Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast) and Big Brothers Big Sisters Richmond/Tri-Cities/Hampton Roads/VA Peninsula in our Wonderful World of Disney panel!
Sarah Natochenny is a Voice Arts® award winning voice actor best known for her work as Ash Ketchum on Pokémon, currently in Its 23rd season. She can also be heard as several mini-Stay Puft marshmallow men in Ghostbusters: Afterlife. She recently voiced 10 characters in The Last Degree of Kevin Bacon, a comedy from Funny or
Die/Spotify. She is also the narrator of Marvel’s Black Widow: Bad Blood, a serial drama currently available on Serial Box. Her two videos for Vanity Fair garnered over 7M views. "Sarah Natochenny Improvises 10 New Characters" and "How
Pokémon is Dubbed from Japanese to English."
Her other TV work can be heard now on 44 Cats as Lampo, Igor and Baby Pie (Nickelodeon), Camp Camp as Vera (Rooster Teeth), Moonzy as Skip (Amazon), Robocar Poli as Rody (Nick Jr.), Super 4 as Twinkle (Netflix), World of Winx as Silke (Netflix), Yoko as Vik (Netflix), and Yu-Gi-Oh Arc V as Aura (Netflix). Live action dubbing includes “Beat,” and “Reality Z.” Feature films currently available include Bunta (role: Boca) and Sheep & Wolves (role: Xavi). Notable video game work includes Grand Theft Auto V, Modern Combat,Thor, Batman, and Bullet Witch. You may also recognize her from her turn as Alanis Morrisette for College Humor.
She studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute and improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade and Magnet Theaters. She also works as a film editor on documentaries (MSNBC, Group Nine, Yale Medicine, et al) and short narratives, and assists on narrative features. Her work on SurvivorNet helped earn the company a Webby Award for Best Health Website of 2019. Most importantly, she's an unapologetic cat enthusiast with foster kittens purring in her lap as she writes this.
Learn about temporarily opening your home to domestic animals at www.voicesforfosters.org.
She also runs AMAs with the cast of Pokémon at https://www.twitch.tv/sarah_natochenny_official.
FB: Sarah Natochenny
John Burgmeier is an American voice actor, writer and musician best known for his affiliation with Funimation Entertainment. Burgmeier is widely recognised for his portrayals of Kurama in Yu Yu Hakusho, Tien in the Dragon Ball series, Shigure in Fruits Basket, Edgeshot in My Hero Academia and Freed Justine in Fairy Tail. Burgmeier has played an active role in animation since the late 1980’s, first thrusting himself into the industry providing the voices for numerous characters in the Dragon Ball franchise. The 1990’s saw a progression into more recurring voice roles, introducing Burgmeier to the characters of Kurama in Yu Yu Hakusho and Tien in Dragon Ball Z. Becoming more invested as a voice actor, Burgmeier’s portfolio now includes productions including Black Butler, Black Clover, Fairy Tail, Fruits Basket, Fullmetal Alchemist, My Hero Academia, Overlord, and Tokyo Ghoul :re. A recognizable and popular voice, Burgmeier is a keenly utilized resource for Funimation’s ongoing work, and can be heard in a number of upcoming projects. Twitter – https://twitter.com/johnburgmeier
Christina Masterson is an American film and television actress. She played Emma Goodall the Pink Power Ranger in the iconic Power Rangers Television series on Nickelodeon "Power Rangers Megaforce"(2013) and "Power Rangers Super Megaforce"(2014). Masterson began her career modeling in Los Angeles. She soon got to work all over Asia starring in many commercials and campaigns for the Asian market but also internationally. Relevant to Heroes Assemble...she appeared as Grace in the movie Starfish...the movie that inspired the creation of Geek Wellness Education.
Selwyn Ward is an American actor known for his role of T.J. Johnson who was the second Red Turbo Ranger in Power Rangers Turbo and later became the Blue Space Ranger in Power Rangers in Space. Selwyn has also guest-starred as a legendary Ranger in other seasons, recently appearing in Power Rangers Megaforce and Power Rangers Ninja Steel.
Maddi Rose is an amazing self portrait artist, photographer and make-up effects professional who has developed a following online for her tributes to iconic characters as well as her own fantastical creations. Another thing that makes her stand out is that she takes a DIY approach to creating her own backgrounds. She's also a talented cinematographer who has directed her own Horror shorts, in addition to the GWE produced Haunt Therapy documentary short and the Heroes Assemble commercials! She will be selling prints of her work and booking photo shoots with you in one of her amazing scenarios.
In addition, since it will be the holiday season, most places will have holiday photo shoots with Santa....but we're a bit geekier than that. So, Maddi will be photgraphing our holiday pictures with The Santalorian (a tribute to The Mandalorian, with a Santa hat) from 11AM-1PM and with the frozen Ice Queen (a tribute to Elsa from Frozen) from 1PM-3PM. Make sure you bring your kids to get their holiday photos taken during these times!
(Holiday photos will be a digital file and will cost $10)
Beth Martin writes science fiction novels and escape room style puzzle books. She has her degree in mathematics, enjoys all things numbers, and is always up for a board game. Other hobbies include playing the piano and making quilts. Although she's terrible at video games, she loves watching her husband play.
When not writing, she can be found petting her two fluffy cats and chasing her two kids.