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2006 EVENT

Venus Terzo VENUS TERZO is best known to fans of the Transformers as the voice of the femme fatale, Blackarachnia, from the highly acclaimed CGI series, "Beast Wars", and its sequel series, "Beast Machines". Although providing numerous voices in the following years, including well-known characters such as the telepathic Jean Grey from "X-Men: Evolution" and Agent Diane Zervas from "Action Man", Venus' body of work expanded well into the realms of television and film.

Venus' feature film work includes American Boyfriends, Devotion, and Home Movie. She has also appeared in numerous movies of the week including Heaven's On Fire, Other Women's Children, Into The Arms Of Danger, Echo, Deadly Vow and The Man Who Used to Be Me. She also appeared in the recent movies Painkiller Jane and Meltdown.

Venus was a series regular on "Street Legal" and had a recurring role on "Madison. She guest starred on "Viper", "Poltergeist", "Jack's Place", "Mom P.I.", "Lonesome Dove", and "Neon Rider". She has also played principal roles in "The Sentinel", "Sliders", "Highlander", and "The Beachcombers". In 1999, she won a Leo Award for Best Actress for her work on "Da Vinci's Inquest" and was nominated again in 2000. Venus was honored with a Gemini nomination for Best Actress in a Dramatic Series in 2002 for her portrayal of compassionate, resilient and tough homicide detective Angela Kosmo in "Da Vinci's Inquest", a role she reprised in "Da Vinci's City Hall".
David Sobolov DAVID SOBOLOV, joining us for his first Transformers fan convention appearance, started his creative life as a french horn player, studied acting with the legendary Sanford Meisner at New York's Neighborhood Playhouse, performed in about 30 plays (many of them musical), toured with an a cappella group singing bass... then set his sights mainly on voice acting.

In the 90's, David voiced continuing roles in several animated series including "Beast Wars" (Depthcharge), "Robocop Alpha Commando" (Robocop), "Spiderman Unlimited" (Lord Tyger), "Sabrina The Animated Series" (Spookie Jar), and the cool anime "Key The Metal Idol" (Sergei). He played Damian Roarke in "Vortech", too - but we're not sure anyone remembers that one.

Lately, David has been busy voicing roles for videogames, feature films, and television... including a cool villain in the soon to be released "Justice League Heroes" videogame, the title role in an upcoming live-action feature film (more details soon), the Gorn called Slar in "Star Trek Enterprise", a little guest shot on "Teen Titans", one of the Reavers in the great Joss Whedon film Serenity, and various roles large and small in videogames such as "Enemy Territory: Quake Wars", "Hulk Ultimate Destruction", "The Punisher", "50 Cent Bulletproof", "Spiderman II", "Call of Duty", "Chronicles of Riddick", "Advent Rising", "Shark Tale", "Fantastic Four", plus 23 characters for the Sony Interactive game "Everquest II". And if you happen to hear a hungry stomach in radio ads for Ball Park Franks this summer -- that's David!

David lives in Los Angeles where he happily voices gigs as they pop up, produces character and commercial demos for new and experienced voiceover actors (in person, and via phone patch if they live outside of L.A.), and spends way too much time on Ebay. You can contact David, hear samples of his work, and find out more about what he's been up to lately at
Scott McNeil Hailing from Vancouver, Canada by way of Brisbane, Australia, SCOTT McNEIL started acting at the age of three and hasn't (his mom would say) stopped since. Spanning more than a decade and including over seventy series, Scott's voice career began with "The New Adventures of He-Man" way back in (gasp!) 1989. He is perhaps best known currently as Duo Maxwell in "Gundam Wing", Piccolo (the first) and many others in "Dragon Ball Z", Dinobot, Rattrap, Waspinator, and Silverbolt in "Beast Wars", and Wolverine in the new WB series "X-Men Evolution". Among his other voice credits are "Mucha Lucha", "He-Man", "Yakkity Yak", "Transformers Armada", "Jester Till", "Zoids", "Dragon Drive", "Master Keaton", "Reboot", "Monster Rancher", "Mummies Alive", "Ranma 1/2", "Kong", "The Vision of Escaflowne", "Megaman", "Bucky O'Hare and the Toad Wars", "War Planets", "Weird-Oh's", "Molly O", "Monkey Magic", "Conan the Adventurer", "The Wacky World of Tex Avery", "Extreme Dinosaurs", "Dragon Tales", "Warriors of Virtue", "D'Myna Leagues", "Aagh it's the Mister Hell Show", "Double Dragon", "Street Fighter", "GI Joe" and the animated features "Rudolph and the Island of Misfit Toys", and "Casper's Haunted Christmas".

Equally successful in film and television, Scott has starred in the feature films Scooby Doo Too, Sleeping with Strangers and Sleeping Dogs and guest starred on numerous television series and features, including "Highlander", "The Outer Limits", "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", "Beyond Belief", "Beggars and Choosers", "Stargate SGI" and Disney's "Ladies and the Champ", to name a few.

Scott is currently working on a couple of series: "Johnny Test", "Krypto", "Dragon Booster", "Baby Loony Tunes", "Being Ian", "Firehouse Tales", "Max Steel", "Tom & Jerry", "Gundam Seed", "Mega Man", and "Inuyasha".

Scott loves cartoons most of all because, "Hey, it's indoor work with no heavy lifting."
Bob Budiansky BOB BUDIANSKY turned his childhood fondness for reading comic books into a 20-year career in the comic book industry. During that time, Bob worked at Marvel Comics as an editor, illustrator, and writer. Although he worked on such titles as Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, Ghost Rider and his own creation, Sleepwalker, Bob is perhaps best known for the work he did on The Transformers.

Bob was the editor on the very first Transfomers mini-series in 1984, followed by scripting most of the next 50-plus issues of the monthly Transformers comic book. In between, he named and fashioned character profiles of well over 100 Transformers. He developed story treatments as new lines of Transformers were introduced and occasionally, Bob penciled a Transformers comic book cover or two.

Although his initial involvement with the Transformers ended in 1989, Bob is somewhat amazed and even more amused that the work he did on the Transformers so many years ago is still kicking around in one form or another today.

These days, Bob spends most of his working hours as a graphic designer. And he still occasionally dabbles as a comic book writer and illustrator, as evidenced by IDW Publishing's announcement that he will be working on a Transformers project later in 2006.
  DON FIGUEROA is a fan-favorite Transformers artist, someone who is living his dream. He started out doing fan art and now makes a living drawing those robots he loves. Most recently, Don pencilled the 4-issue "Beast Wars" mini-series from IDW Publishing, and is currently hard at work on Simon Furman's "Transformers: Stormbringer" mini-series, also for IDW. Past credits include the hit mini-series "The War Within" (for which he created dozens of alternate, 'pre-Earth' designs of familiar Transformers characters) and "Transformers: Generation 1", both for Dreamwave. He has also contributed character design and package art for Hasbro, including helping with the design of the 20th Anniversary Optimus Prime Figure, and new character designs for the upcoming "Transformers Classics" line.
We'll be announcing more guests as we get them confirmed. Unfortunately, due to other professional committments, Jonathan Goodwill, producer of "Beast Wars" will be unable to attend Iacon One this year.
Thanks to everyone who attended or supported Iacon One 2006!
* Guest appearances are subject to change pending other professional/personal commitments.