RocCon! Sept 14 & 15, 2019 Kodak Event Center, 200 West Ridge Rd. 10am to 5pm both days!
Welcome this year's guests! Others TBA'd soon!
WELCOME MICHAEL DORN TO RocCon! Accomplished actor and esteemed voice over artist, Michael Dorn has been celebrated for embodying one of the most iconic characters in the storied Star Trek franchise’s history.
Before his time on the bridge of the Starship Enterprise, Dorn appeared briefly as Apollo Creed’s bodyguard in the film Rocky. From there, he next had a recurring role appear in the television show CHiPs as Officer Jebediah Turner before landing roles on 227 and the long running soap opera Days of Our Lives.
In the mid 1980’s Paramount Pictures along with Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry began developing a new take on the beloved franchise. Dubbed Star Trek: The Next Generation, the series would take the established lore and build upon it with an entirely new cast of characters. Among them was Lieutenant Worf, a Klingon born Starfleet officer portrayed by Michael Dorn.
Dorn’s relationship with the Star Trek franchise has been one of the most enduring in its history up to this point. From his first appearance in Star Trek: The Next Generation pilot episode, "Encounter at Farpoint", to his last in Star Trek: Nemesis, Dorn has had more on-screen appearances as a regular cast member than any other actor of the Star Trek franchise, spanning five film and 272 television episodes. He also appeared as Worf's namesake, Colonel Worf in the film Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.
In addition to acting in the franchise, Dorn has also directed the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episodes "In the Cards", "Inquisition" and "When It Rains...", and also the Star Trek: Enterprise episode "Two Days and Two Nights".
Following the end of his Star Trek career, Dorn had supporting roles in a number of independent feature films, including Shadow Hours (2000),Lessons for an Assassin (2001), and the Santa Clause trilogy where he appeared in a cameo role as 'The Sandman'.
Dorn is also an accomplished pilot and owns and operates an Air ForceT-33 trainer jet, which he jokingly refers to it as his 'starship'.
Dorn has also lent his recognizable voice to several TV shows and video games including Family Guy, Ben 10, Saint Row IV, Fallout: New Vegas and Mass Effect 2. He has been the spokesman for Neutrogena T-Gel Shampoo, and has appeared in a Chrysler car commercial as "Future Guy", a time traveler sent from the future to assist development of the 2013 Dodge Dart. From 2011 – 2015, Dorn was seen in the ABC series Castle as the character Dr. Carter Burke and will be heard as the character Atrocitus in the upcoming animated series Justice League Action and will next be seen in the web series Internity with TNG-alum Marina Sirtis. Michael is looking forward to coming to Rochester to meet the fans!
WELCOME PATRICIA QUINN TO RocCon!
Patricia Quinnis a much-loved actress of stage and screen.
Patricia trained at London’s Drama Centre before starring in groundbreaking productions at The Royal Court Theatre including Heathcote Williams’s AC/DC, and Richard O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Show, winner of the Best Musical Award in 1973, in which she played Magenta, one of the most iconic characters in popular culture.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show, the film version of the play that has evolved into an international cult success is still in limited release four decades after its premiere, it is the longest-running theatrical release in film history, and the original stage production was recently voted the public’s favorite Royal Court production of all time.
Fans know Patricia from her roles in other films including Shock Treatment, Monty Python’s The Meaning Of Life, Hawk The Slayer, The Outsider and most recently Lords of Salem. Patricia starred in several major BBC television productions. Other notable television work includes quintessential British classics such as the globally-acclaimed Doctor Who (with Sylvester McCoy), Tales of The Unexpected, Hammer House of Horror and children’s Christmas favorite The Box of Delights, in which Patricia starred alongside long-term partner Sir Robert Stephens, the Olivier Award-winning Shakespearean actor.Patricia, who is also known by her formal title Lady Stephens, enjoys connecting with fans worldwide and has been a popular guest at many international conventions and events. She is excited to meet all of you at RocCon!
WELCOME WALTER JONES TO RocCon!
Welcome Walter Jones, the Black Power Ranger to RocCon! Walter is an actor, dancer and singer andis internationally known for his creation of the character Zack The Black Ranger from the Children's Action Adventure Phenomenon Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993). He has been featured as a series regular or guest star in over 150 episodes of various shows and has been featured in several films. Some of his credits include: The Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning police drama The Shield (2002), the top-rated drama series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000), the long running comedy hit Moesha (1996). Walter works regularly as a voice actor lending his voice to radio television, film and video games. Walter's recent voice over acting jobs includes work on Step Up (2006), Divergent (2014), and Annie (2014). Walter resides in Los Angeles, California and spends his free time salsa dancing, camping, scuba diving, snowboarding, and travelling. Zach's panel will be in the big theatre on Saturday! Be there for this year's RocCon, Better than ever!
ABOUT THE SHOW
RocCon is held at the beautiful Kodak Event Center, 200 West Ridge Road. We use both theatres for wonderful shows, costume contests and presentations, all the large spaces for vendors, artists, authors and programming and fandom fun!
Between panels and events, step out to the side parking lot for the food truck rodeo!
RocCon is Rochester's coolest, most fun event for everyone who enjoys any kind of comic book, novels and pop culture! A great day of fun for the family!