About

Sci-Fi on the Rock is an annual science fiction, fantasy and horror festival held in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada.
Moving into our 12th year we are going strong with an increasing number of attendees.
Sci-Fi on the Rock is involved in our community year long and hosts and participates in many other geeky or community events.

To learn more about our committee click here

Hotel

We are the Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland again this year!
Our location is beautiful inside and out. Located just minutes from many of St. John’s historical downtown sites makes Sci-Fi on the Rock a great opportunity to have a vacation!

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For Sci-Fi on the Rock 2018 we are offering an amazing limited hotel deal.
Book at the Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland for Sci-Fi on the Rock 12 weekend under the Sci-Fi on the Rock block of rooms by Feb. 2nd, 2018 for at least two nights and receive two weekend passes. Passes are limited to two weekend passes per group booking.
Better even a double room is only $139/night if you book under the Sci-Fi on the Rock block.
Call 1-888-870-3033 to book your room now!

Guests

Stefan Kapicic

 

Stefan Kapicic has played more than 70 roles in theatre, film, and television however he is best known for his role as the iconic X-men character Colossus, in the record-breaking Marvel/Fox feature film “Deadpool” directed by Tim Miller and starring Ryan Reynolds. “Deadpool” was not only an instant Marvel-fan favorite, making it the highest-grossing R-rated film of all time. He’s currently reprising his role of “Colossus” in a highly anticipated sequel of this powerful franchise. “Deadpool 2” release date is 1st of June 2018.
Also, he finished filming a new hit show for “Starz”named “Counterpart” with academy award winner J.K. Simmons, Olivia Williams, Stephen Rea in which he plays mysterious ex-special agent Lieber.
“Counterpart” is set to premiere in January 2018 on “Starz”.

Fintan McKeown

Fintan is well known for his role as Ser Amory Lorch in Game of Thrones, where he worked for the Lannister family in apprehending Arya Stark and Gendry, before meeting his demise thanks to a dart from Jaqen H’Gar. He has also appeared in BBC’s Merlin and Atlantis, as well as portraying Seamus Brady in British soap opera Hollyoaks. He is also popular for his role as Michael Sullivan on Star Trek Voyager, the only lover of Captain Janeway to make an appearance.

Josh Herdman

Josh Herdman is an English actor known for his roles in the Harry Potter films as Gregory Goyle. He appeared in all eight existing movies. He has also appeared in one episode of The Crust and one episode of The Bill. He was also in the 2002 film Thunderpants with fellow Harry Potter actor Rupert Grint, playing the role of the bully Damon, and he appeared in a supporting role in the BBC’s interactive drama series UGetMe.

Mary Elizabeth McGlynn

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Mary Elizabeth McGlynn is a voice over actress, writer, singer and director. As an actress, she plays Governor Pryce in Star Wars: Rebels, Dr. Maheswaran in Steven Universe, Valkyrie in Lego Marvel’s Avengers, Talis in StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, Johanna in Heroes of the Storm,, and Brooha in Smile PreCure!. She voiced Major Motoko Kusanagi in Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence, for which she won the American Anime Award for Best Actress. You can also hear her as the Female Crusader in Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, Kurutsu in Ghost in the Shell Arise: Border 1 – Ghost Pain, and Sei in Alpha Protocol. Some of her other popular roles are Kurenai from Naruto, Zanpakuto from Bleach: Burîchu, Helba from .hack//SIGN, Jagura from Wolf’s Rain, and Caroline from Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust. She also portrays Zahra on Geek & Sundry’s Critical Role.

Mary is voice directing the Tangled: The Series (2017) television series; Billy Dilley’s Super-Duper Subterranean Summer (2017); Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero for Disney XD, starring Thomas Middleditch, Adam Devine, Alfred Molina and Larry Wilmore and Smile PreCure! for Saban Entertainment. She has directed the 6 Naruto movies, as well as Naruto, for which she received the 2008 SPJA Award for Best Director. Among her many other directing credits are Cowboy Bebop: The Movie, Tenkai Knights, Digimon Fusion Stitch!, Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers, Wolf’s Rain, and was a co-writer for the American adaptation of “Metropolis”. She also directed the original animated series, Boing the Play Ranger (2011) and Gormiti: The Lords of Nature Return! (2008).

Mary Elizabeth has had the great honor of singing the music of Akira Yamaoka for the movies Julia X and Silent Hill as well as the games: Silent Hill 3, Silent Hill 4: The Room, Silent Hill: Origins, Shadows of the Damned, Silent Hill: Shattered Memories, and Silent Hill: Book of Memories, which she also voice directed. She also sang songs for Top Gun, Kholat and The Journey Begins from Ace Combat 5.

Steve Blum

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With literally hundreds of V/O credits to his name, Veteran Voice Monkey Steve Blum is best known as the voice of “Spike Spiegel” from Cowboy Bebop, “Wolverine” from several incarnations of X-Men (animated movies, games, the Wolverine and the X-Men TV Series, The Super Hero Squad Show, X-Men Anime and more), “Orochimaru,” “Zabuza,” and others from Naruto, “Green Goblin” from the Spectacular Spiderman series, “Heatblast,” “Vilgax” and “Ghostfreak” from Ben 10, “Grayson Hunt” (Bulletstorm) “Grunt” (Mass Effect 2 and 3),”Zoltan Kulle” from Diablo 3, “Abathur” from Starcraft 2:Heart of the Swarm, “Tank Dempsey” (Call of Duty), “Killer Croc” from Arkham Asylum, “Oghren” (DragonAge),“Vincent Valentine” (Final Fantasy VII), “Leeron” (Guren Lagann), “Jamie” from Megas XLR, “Storm Troopers” and many others in most of the Star Wars games, The voice of 7-11, dozens of Digimon and a gigantic list of other characters from Anime, Video Games, TV and Film. In 2012, Steve was inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records as Most Prolific Voice Actor in Video Games – appearing in almost 300 games (now approaching 400!)

Currently you can find him as “Zeb Orrelios” and other characters in the incredible series Star Wars: Rebels on Disney XD, as “Shoe” and “Sparky” in Laika’s The Boxtrolls, and as astronaut Quentin Thomas on Hip Hop superstar LOGIC’s amazing album “The Incredible True Story,” and as Attila Buckethead and more in Disney’s New Tangled television series!

He’s also appeared on the Emmy award-winning Transformers: Prime, playing “Starscream.” “Sub-Zero,” “Reptile and “Bo’Rai Cho” in Mortal Combat X, Several characters in Wabbit, Ultimate Spider Man, Ben 10: Omniverse, The Regular Show, Doc McStuffins, Uncle Grandpa, Wander over Yonder, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Scooby Doo, Guild Wars 2, Peabody and Sherman, Pickle and Peanut, Transformers Rescue Bots, Lion Guard, Star Wars Rogue One, and as the terrifying anti-bender “Amon” on the hit series Avatar: The Legend of Korra!

And every Saturday night, Steve continues to take the helm as “TOM,” the robotic host of Cartoon Network’s Toonami on Adult Swim.

Vanessa Pinsent Cosplay

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Vanessa Pinsent (A.K.A. Vanessa Pinsent Cosplay) is a Newfoundland Based Cosplayer. As a lifelong fan of Video Games, Animation, and all things “Artsy”. She first began Cosplaying in 2015 in which her first build was Samus Aran’s Varia Suit from the Metroid games. Since then she has expanded her cosplays to include characters such as General Grievous (Star Wars) in 2016 and Baymax – Armored Version (big hero 6) in 2017. She has competed in costume contests and have won awards for both workmanship and Journeyman level competition. Though, not a competitive cosplayer, she enjoys helping new & old cosplayers bringing their visions of their characters to life. She really enjoys making complex pieces/cosplays and specializes most in armor fabrication. In the future she plans to begin making video tutorials and step by step print out tutorials to help cosplayers of all ages.
When not cosplaying, she enjoys making new friends, playing video games and board games with friends, drawing/painting and sculpting with clay

Fat Apollo

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Fat Apollo, Michael McCluskey, is a mixture of all things geeky and nerdy rolled up in a crunchy comedic shell. Donning Everlast boxing gloves, as well as a cape and shirt made of vintage Battlestar Galactica bed sheets (circa 1977) – Fat Apollo is a true multi-media juggernaut. The showbiz bug bit early with a stint as a Buster Brown shoe model, and appearances on the Reach for the Top teen show. Fat Apollo really made his mark in Victoria BC, as the special guest morning-man replacement on Q100.3 launching the briefly popular, guess that tune game, The Kazoo Monster. Now residing in his hometown of Halifax, Fat Apollo is a charter member of the long running Geeks Versus Nerds comedy show. Voted funniest comedy night and best podcast in Halifax by The Coast’s readers, it is recorded live and has been featured five times at Hal-Con. In 2010, Fat Apollo debated Nathan Fillion as to superiority of the Millenium Falcon over the Serenity, and in 2011 defeated Teddy & Ajay of Innerspace, successfully proving Yoda was the better headmaster than Dumbledore. His one man show “Storytime with Fat Apollo” is a hit at conventions everywhere! Follow him on twitter @realfatapollo One facebook Fat Apollo, celebrity

 

 

 

 

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