September 7 to 9, 2023
Hunt Valley Delta Marriott, 245 Shawan Road, Hunt Valley, Maryland 21031
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! BRING YOUR FRIENDS!
Questions? Call or text: 443-286-6821
During the early 1950s, Hal Linden toured with Sammy Kaye and Bobby Sherwood and His Orchestra, among other bands. Hal's first Broadway show was with the 1956 musical "Bells Are Ringing" where he understudied lead Sydney Chaplin in the role of Jeff Moss. Hal's musical prominence led to television parts which in turn got him the role of the personable precinct boss on the highly popular Barney Miller television sitcom. The long-running comedy program lasted eight seasons and Hal was subsequently Emmy-nominated each year, becoming a highly pleasant household name thanks to his warmly masculine looks, easy charm and dazzling smile.
Joining Hal Linden in September will be Max Gail. He is not just an actor but also a director. He appeared in such classics as 42 (2013), Barney Miller (1975) and General Hospital (1963). Gail credits the collaborative environment of the police station comedy, "Barney Miller" which ran from 1975 to 1982, with stimulating some of the series' innovations: it was one of the first contemporary comedies to shoot with the director on the floor rather than in the control room, to eliminate the studio audience and to edit rather than relying on live switching.
She is best known for her portrayal of nurse-turned-vigilante Shirley Daniels on the hospital drama St. Elsewhere. Comic book fans know her as photographer Julie Masters, a regular on the same Spider-Man series, and with Nicholas Hammond coming to the convention it seems fitting we have a reunion. Besides tons of other acting roles, Ellen has a unique surprise: She was the stunt double for Margot Kidder's Lois Lane in the SUPERMAN movies!
He made his film debut in Lord of the Flies (1963), and quickly became known internationally for his roles as Friedrich von Trapp in the film The Sound of Music and as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the 1970s television series The Amazing Spider-Man. Mr. Hammond is flying all the way in from Australia to meet and sign autographs for fans!
Talk about a résumé... from television to motion-pictures, Inga was villainous Angelina on BATMAN (1966 TV), Rena on WONDER WOMAN, appeared in a Matt Helm movie, and played roles in such cinema classics as In Like Flint (1967), Funny Girl (1968), Hello, Dolly! (1969), Evil Knievel (1971), Grave of the Vampire (1972), Silent Movie (1976), and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966).
Wayborn portrayed screen legend Greta Garbo in The Silent Lovers (1980) which brought her to the attention of the producers of the James Bond films.
She was cast as Magda in the James Bond film Octopussy (1983). During a fight scene in the film, the act went wrong and Wayborn suffered several broken toes. Despite the accident, she became well known for her fight scenes in the movie, in an era predating the big female action heroines of the box office.
ELLIE WOOD WALKER
She played roles on such classics as Targets (1968) and Easy Rider (1969), as well as the often-raved The New Interns (1964), but Ellie has a unique claim to fame. At the height of the popularity of Batman (1966-68 TV series), producer William Dozier wanted to adapt Wonder Woman to television. Although the TV pilot is only four minutes long, this is the first time Wonder Woman ever made it on film, making Ellie Wood Walker the first woman to ever play Diana Prince, a.k.a. Wonder Woman!
FIRST CONVENTION APPEARANCE EVER!
Tara Buckman made her very first autographing at our Williamsburg show last year so it seems fitting we bring her to Maryland for her second show. She is an absolute sweetheart and a joy to chat with. Her credits are extensive from The Cannonball Run (1981), Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984) and Night Killer (1990). She also played roles on Kojak, Baretta, Chips, Highway to Heaven and Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.
In the early 1970s, George came to be associated with rather provocative, sometimes (as in Straw Dogs) controversial roles such as Straw Dogs (1971) with Dustin Hoffman, Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry (1974) with Peter Fonda, and Mandingo (1975) with Ken Norton. She worked with Boris Karloff in The Sorcerers (1967), Michael Caine Billion Dollar Brain (1967) and many other actors including Roger Moore and Tony Curtis.
Mary Stavin was crowned Miss World in 1977. She acted in several movies and television programs such as Caddyshack II (1988), Howling V: The Rebirth (1989), Twin Peaks, Night Court, Days of Our Lives and she has the rare distinction of appearing in two James Bond films in different roles: Octopussy (1983) and A View to a Kill (1985).
You probably saw her on Baretta, Hawaii Five-O, Murder, She Wrote, Barnaby Jones, and The Six Million Dollar Man, but she left us with a legacy for her roles in The Godfather Part II (1974), as Kirby Anders on Dynasty, as Teresa in Fort Apache the Bronx (1982) and as Princess Alana in The Sword and the Sorcerer (1982).
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On television, Geri Reischl appeared on Gunsmoke, The Interns, Apple's Way and The Bold Ones. Geri is best known for portraying Jan Brady in nine episodes of The Brady Bunch Hour during the 1976–77 television season. Her appearances as Jan have been referred to as 'Fake Jan'. She has embraced this fan-created moniker as a badge of honor and her personal brand. We all love Geri and are pleased to know she will be returning to the convention in September to meet and greet her fans.
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.