Empire FanFest: April 17-18, 2004Empire FanFest: April 17-18, 2004

Empire FanFest: April 17 - 18, 2004, Secaucus, New Jersey
Crowne Plaza Hotel

The Inaugural Convention saluting American
Animation, Sci-Fi and Fantasy.

Star Wars Guests:

Mark Hamill
Mark Hamill

Mark Hamill makes a rare convention appearance as the Guest of Honor at Empire FanFest on Sunday April 18th. He will be signing a very limited number of autographs. Check the Empire FanFest website for more details.

He is of course best known as 'Luke Skywalker' from the original trilogy of Star Wars films. He has made many more films and lended his voice talents to many projects since then. At Empire FanFest he will introduce everyone to his directorial debut "Comic Book: The Movie."

Jan Duursema

Darth Maul as drawn by Jan Duursema
Jan Duursema is the talented artist, with the unmistakable style, who created all the drawings for the Darth Maul Comic Series by Dark Horse Comics. She's worked on many other Star Wars comics since then, but Darth Maul is of course OUR favorite!

Don't miss your chance to visit with Jan and have her sign your favorite comic! You can visit her website at

Jeremy Bulloch

Jeremy Bulloch as Boba Fett
Fan-Favorite Jeremy Bulloch will be at Fan Fest the entire weekend to meet with fans and sign autographs.

He played the other man behind the mask as the infamous bounty hunter Boba Fett in both "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi."

Michael Sheard

Michael Sheard as Admiral Ozzel

Michael Sheard is recognized by Star Wars fans as "Admiral Ozzel," the one who shortened his Imperial career by coming out of hyperspace too close to the Hoth system. Oh well, it was good practice for Darth Vader...

Jan Duursema: Comic Artist extroidinaire!

Ken Colley as Admiral Piett

And the man who replaced Admiral Ozzel... Admiral Piett, played by Ken Colley. Apparently he is the only actor (outside of extras) to play an Imperial Officer in more than one Star Wars film.

Shannon Baksa McRandle

Shannon Baks McRandle as Mara Jade
Shannon Baksa McRandle is the personification of Mara Jade, probably the most popular of the Extended Universe characters. Mara Jade was created by Timothy Zahn for his novel "Heir to the Empire."

Shannon will be at Empire Fan Fest all weekend, meeting her fans and signing autographs. 

Mike Quinn

Mike Quinn as Nien Nunb
Mike Quinn is a multi-talented artist, best known to Star Wars fans as Lando Calrissian's co-pilot, Nien Nunb in "Return of the Jedi."

His credits also include such movies as "Labyrinth," "The Dark Crystal" and "Toy Story 2." He will make a presentation of his puppetry skills in a demonstration at the convention.

Silent But Deadly -

Silent But Deadly 3

The duo responsible for the "Silent But Deadly" fan films, Jeff Cioletti and Lou Tambone (T'Bone) will showcase the debut of their latest independent production, "Silent But Deadly 3" at Empire Fan Fest.

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