August 19 to 21, 2021
Hunt Valley Delta Marriot, Hunt Valley, Maryland
BRINGING THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE TOGETHER FOR 16 YEARS!
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! BRING YOUR FRIENDS!
UPDATE as of August 1, 2021
Except for Mary Badham and Parker Stevenson, most of the celebrities will pose with fans for mask-free photos. You read that correctly, they will pose without masks for your photo! (This is at the discretion of the celebrities and can be reversed any time if someone is disrespectful.) Please visit this website for updates.
In the past week over a dozen conventions along the East Coast initiated a mask policy. Because the majority of our attendees are over the age of 50, our event will not be an exception. If you have been vaccinated and do not want to wear a mask, you are free to "voluntarily" show us your vaccination card and we will give you a special sticker to wear.
TONY DOW and JERRY MATHERS
The Cleavers were the idealic 1950's "All-American Family" in the classic family sitcom, Leave it to Beaver. Parents Ward and June, and older brother Wally, attempted to keep Theodore ("the Beaver") out of trouble. However, Beaver continued to end up in one kind of jam or another. We are pleased to bring both Tony Dow and Jerry Mathers to the Baltimore region for three days this August. Here is your chance to meet them personally, and get their autograph. Tell your friends!
This stunning former model became best known for her screen performances playing a sinister femme fatale. In doing so, she has achieved minor cult status and has quite a loyal fanbase. The tall and tanned Carrera started out her career as a leading lady in starring roles in such films as The Master Gunfighter (1975), Embryo (1976) and The Island of Dr. Moreau (1977). She played Clay Basket in the television miniseries Centennial (1978), and Lucia Flavius Silva's mistress in the miniseries Masada (1981). But who can forget her role as assassin Fatima Blush, the Bond girl opposite Sean Connery in Never Say Never Again (1983)?
Possessing his father's durable good looks, vigor and charm, the handsome second son of John Wayne had huge boots to fill in trying to escape his legendary father's shadow. But attempt he did and achieved stardom quite admirably, making over 40 films in his career -- nine of them with his dad. From Rio Grande (1950) to Mister Roberts (1955), he appeared in numerous classics. Many remember him as the titular hero braving Ray Harryhausen's monsters and saving Tyrone Power's daughter Taryn in the popular matinée fantasy Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977).
LOUIS GOSSETT, JR.
We are excited to announce Louis Gossett, Jr., is coming to the conevntion, a man who really needs no introduction.
Louis Gossett Jr. is one of the most beloved actors on stage, screen and television and is also an accomplished writer, producer and director. Off-screen he is a social activist, educator and author dedicated to enriching the lives of others. Gossett was the first African-American to win the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his unforgettable performance as drill Sergeant Emil Foley in An Officer and a Gentleman. (1982).
For a while, she held the record as the youngest nominee for an Oscar, a Best Supporting Actress for To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), at the of age ten. (She lost to Patty Duke for The Miracle Worker (1962). Awards nominations aside, Mary Badham's performance in To Kill a Mockingbird is regarded today as cinematic perfection. So it seems fitting we bring a screen legend to the convention and remember to bring your DVD of the movie to the show so she will autograph it for you!
The tall, striking granddaughter of celebrated writer Ernest Hemingway, this actress' performance as Woody Allen's high school-age girlfriend in Manhattan (1979) earned her an Oscar nomination. Hemingway made her feature debut with her older sister Margaux in the drama Lipstick (1976). But who can forget her role of Lacy Warfield in Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987), who took a trip into outer space in the hands of Christopher Reeve during his battle against Lex Luther and The Nuclear Man.
Perhaps the most famous scene in the history of cinema, the iconic shower stabbing in Alfred Hitchcock's PSYCHO (1960) is has become subject of controversy as Janet Leigh insisted she was the only person in the shower. Marli Renfro, however, shares the credit. Unperturbed by working nude, Renfro was hired as Janet Leigh's body double -- and she can prove it. But we will let her tell the story as we give you the opportunity to meet the woman who was stabbed in the shower in Alfred Hitchcock's PSYCHO (1960).
When Parker Stevenson was five years old his mother, who acted in numerous television commercials, took him to a filming session. This resulted in two small television appearances. Years later, he made guest appearances on Gunsmoke and The Streets of San Francisco before signing up to play Frank Hardy as half the investigating duo on the weekly television series, The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries. Since then Parker has been a regular on Melrose Place, Baywatch, and Falcon Crest.
JO ANN HARRIS
Jo Ann Harris is one of those actresses you see on television every week. From Adam-12, Gunsmoke, The High Chaparral, to The Virginian, The Mod Squad, Hawaii Five-O, The Love Boat to Laverne & Shirley, she was on them all. Her list of movies include The Parallax View (1974), and as the sexy vamp who seduces Clint Eastwood in the haunting and dreamy, The Beguiled (1971). Her voice acting work includes the voice of Tina in the 1973 Hanna-Barbera animated series Goober and the Ghost Chasers, the animated film Oliver & Company (1988), and various episodic characters in The Simpsons.
He first starred in small roles in TV series like Fantasy Island (1977) and The Love Boat(1976), before being offered the character of Jeff in Dynasty (1981) and its spin-off The Colbys (1985). James then went from primetime soap operas to daytime soap operas with As the World Turns and the equally successful All My Children.
PAMELA SUE MARTIN
She was already 19 when she played a major role in The Poseidon Adventure (1972), but her casting as Nancy Drew five years later for the weekly television series made her something of a teen idol. After solving a number of mysteries alongside the Hardy Boys, the actress went on to play the feisty and spoiled heiress Fallon Carrington Colby on the nighttime soap opera Dynasty from its debut in 1981 through to the end of the fourth season in 1984. The series recast the role with actress Emma Samms at the end of the fifth season in 1985.
PAMELA SUE MARTIN WILL NOT BE ATTENDING THE SHOW. She apologizes to her fans and hopes to see them next year.
All of the other celebrities are definitely coming!
You remember her as the teenaged orphan, Catherine "Cissy" Davis, on the popular television sitcom, Family Affair. Before that, she was cast by Cecil B. DeMille in the film The Ten Commandments (1956). She later provided the voice of Firestar in the animated television series Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends (1981–83). Kathy is also an accomplished author of three books, one focusing on television child stars.
TONI ANN GISONDI
Toni Ann was six when she was picked for the role of Molly in the 1982 film version of the musical Annie, which starred Aileen Quinn in the title role. She was nominated for "Best Young Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture" in the 1981-1982 Young Artist Awards, and merits a mention in the 2002 edition of the St. James Encyclopedia of Pop Culture, for her "sweet" performance.
Toni will be at the show SATURDAY ONLY.
Juliet Mills is known to cowboy fans for her role opposite James Stewart and Maureen O'Hara in the western film The Rare Breed (1966). She made guest appearances on television in the seventies as a recurring guest star on The Love Boat (1977), Wonder Woman (1975) and Fantasy Island (1977). But it was her charming Mary Poppins-styled-role on the weekly television series, Nanny and the Professor, that made her household name... then reprising a similar role as Tabitha, the witch, on the daytime soap opera, Passions.
JULIET MILLS WILL NOT BE ATTENDING THE SHOW. She apologizes to her fans and hopes to see them next year, rescheduled for September 2022.
All of the other celebrities are definitely coming!
Maxwell Caulfield was chosen from among thousands of applicants to appear as Michael Carrington in the sequel of the century. Both he and his co-star, a fresh-faced young newcomer named Michelle Pfeiffer, were hailed as "The Next Overnight Sensations" and Grease 2 (1982). He followed this with a first-rate performance in the gritty and disturbing The Boys Next Door (1985). Caulfield became a television icon with his portrayal of bad boy Miles Colby Dynasty (1981) and later The Colbys (1985).
MAXWELL CAULFIELD WILL NOT BE ATTENDING THE SHOW. He apologizes to his fans and hopes to see them next year, rescheduled for September 2022.
All of the other celebrities are definitely coming!
Jim Rosin played supporting roles in numerous popular series such as Mike Hammer, T.J. Hooker, Quincy M.E., General Hospital, The Powers of Matthew Star, Adam-12, Mannix and Edge of Night, among others. Jim also wrote stories and scripts for Quincy, M.E.
In recent times, Jim took his love for classic television and authored a number of books on such programs as Route 66, Naked City, Wagon Train, Peyton Place, The Invaders and The Streets of San Francisco. Jim will be at the event to sign copies of his books.
Best known for playing zombies on The Walking Dead, Jeremy Ambler played supporting roles in numerous films (including ghosts and distorted monsters) in such films as The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014), The Three Stooges (2012), The Zombie Club (2019), The Dukes of Hazard (2005), and on HBO's John Adams and Netflix's recent hit, The Haunting of Hill House. He is presently filming for Night of the Living Dead: Genesis (2021).
IRON KNIGHT COSPLAY
Iron Knight Cosplay has been appearing as a guest for charity events and conventions since 2015. He has won several awards for his costumes, majority of which are made from scratch. Iron Knight Cosplay has been featured by Marvel Comics, CBR (Comic Book Resources), Screen Rant, magazine covers, and other pop culture entities. He is the Official Resident Cosplayer for MANC and will be bringing classic characters to life throughout the convention.
Admission tickets are sold at the door.
$20 per person, per day.
(Yeah, we keep it simple.)
Children age 16 or under are free.
Admission includes a FREE program guide for the first 4,000 attendees.