Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Nicholas Brendon will be appearing at the Northeast Comic Con & Collectibles Extravaganza, March 4 & 5 at the Hanover Mall Event Center in Hanover MA, about 20 miles south of Boston. Most people don’t know that Nicholas Brendon has an identical-twin brother, who appeared as a malevolent double of his character on Buffy the Vampire Slayer in the episode “The Replacement.” Nick took up acting in order to overcome his stuttering and had aspired to be a pro baseball player while growing up, but an arm injury derailed his dream. His first professional acting gig was a Clearasil commercial, and after giving up on show business after two years of acting, three years later, he gave it a second shot and landed the role of Xander on Buffy the Vampire Slayer within a week. Nick also appeared on 21 episodes of the television program “Criminal Minds” between 2007 and 2014. Nick will be at the show Saturday and Sunday signing autographs, taking photos with fans and doing a Q&A on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and his career.
Actress/supermodel Sandra Taylor was the #1 selling poster girl in the U.S. in the 90's. She's one of Howard Stern's favorite guests appearing on his radio show over 45 times. She appeared on the cover of and in a feature pictorial in the July edition of Playboy, promoting her appearance in the movie Under Siege 2: Dark Territory in which she played a train bartender. She went on to appear in films such as BATMAN & ROBIN, L.A. CONFIDENTIAL, THE PRINCESS DIARIES and THE PRINCESS DIARIES 2, TOMCATS, KEEPING UP WITH THE STEINS, RUNAWAY BRIDE, RAISING HELEN and AS THE GAME STANDS TALL. Taylor appeared in the Warner Brothers film's VALENTINE'S DAY and NEW YEAR'S EVE. She's also appeared in episodes of the television series Married...with Children, The King of Queens and Just Shoot Me.
Philo Barnhart is a Second Generation Disney Legend. Philo has worked as a professional film animator. He currently resides in Oak Park, IL, known for his work on feature-length films: The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, The Rescuers Down Under, The Secret of NIMH, Happily Ever After, An American Tail, and special effects for Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Philo worked many animated TV shows and video games including The Smurfs, Scooby Doo, Jem and the Holograms, Space Ace, Dragons Lair, and many more. He worked on consumer products for several years with Disney, and to this day you can still find his artwork still being used on toys, books, home electronics/appliances, apparel, and posters. Philo's parent Dale Barnhart and Phyllis Barnhart were both animators at Disney's animation studios. Growing up watching the magic of art become animation, he spends his life continuing the tradition of making stories come to life through art. Currently Philo is working with Silver Phoenix Entertainment Inc. His latest comic title is WHISPERS FROM THE VOID
Noel MacNeal launched his career performing on PBS’s award-winning Sesame Street, where he honed his craft with puppetry legends Jim Henson and Frank Oz. He’s been a performer on Sesame Street for over thirty years and has trained puppeteers in Japan, Mexico, South Africa, Jordan, Palestine, India, and, Pakistan, for the Sesame Workshop international co-productions of Sesame Street. Noel has also performed with Disney’s The Muppets as Sweetums. For over a decade, Noel was the spirit and voice of Bear, the gentle and lovable star of the Emmy Award-winning series Disney’s Bear in the Big Blue House and the Disney Channel morning series Breakfast with Bear. In 2003, Noel received a Daytime Emmy Nomination as “Outstanding Performer in a Children’s Series.”