LOS ANGELES, June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- International Television Festival (ITVfest) and PopCon LA will honor veteran actors Richard Hatch and James Hong for their lifelong achievements in television, film and the entertainment industry. Hatch is known best for his role as Apollo in the original television series Battlestar Galactica (1978-1979) and in the re-launched series as Tom Zarek (2004-2009). He is also recognized from his roles on All My Children and The Streets of San Francisco. Hatch is also a professional speaker and recognized author. Hong has lent his voice to some of the most notable animated films throughout his career. Films like Mulan and Kung Fu Panda I and II, but we all remember his role as Hannibal Chew in the feature film Blade Runner as well as Big Trouble in Little China. Both Hatch and Hong will be available for autographs during the convention.
Welcoming Mr. Hatch and Mr. Hong are the generous sponsors of LA Weekly, Magic Image Hollywood Magazine, and One Coconut Water. All of the convention sponsors can be found on the website at http://www.popconla.com.
There will be a Q&A of Superman II (The Donner Cut), featuring cast members Margot Kidder, Jack O'Halloran, and Valerie Perrine, together for the first time in 30 years. A Q&A of Blade Runner with James Hong. Mr. Hong recently voiced Mr. Ping in Kung Fu Panda 2. For those fans of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, you will have the delight of meeting Mr. Billy Dee Williams. Many celebrities will be on hand for great photo opportunities and autographs. An up-to-date list can be found at http://www.popconla.com.
The incredible Parris Harris will be coordinating the fashion showcase, which will include designs by BritBoy Fashions, Noah G Pop and Portia Starr. All About Face Academy will be creating the amazing hair and makeup looks for these stunning fashion lines. If fashion is your thing, then this is the spot to be!
Entertainment will be provided by the captivating Bai Ling. Ling is well known for "Red Corner," "The Crow," and most recently HBO's "Entourage." She will perform her single "REHAB." Joining her will be the amazing Tim Russ "Chapter 5" Band. Russ is memorable from his role as Tuvok in Star Trek: Voyager. His eclectic sounds will captivate you and get your body moving. NY-based singer-songwriter Christina LaRocca will also grace the stage with her folk and R&B-rich vocals as well as the talented Wendy Starling. "We are proud to have these amazing artists perform for our attendees. These shows should not be missed," commented Ken Nicholas of the musical line-up.
The closing night awards will be hosted by the iconic Corey Feldman. Feldman is known for his roles in Lost Boys, Goonies, Stand by Me, and Gremlins (We're Back), among many others. This is one ceremony that is sure to have some interesting surprises!
PopCon LA, the Popular Culture Convention, is about "All Things Pop Culture": Art, Design, Fashion, Music, Xtreme Sports, and of course, Movies & TV.
International Television Festival is the premiere festival in the world for independently produced TV pilots, Web Content and Digital Features, in both live-action and animated mediums.
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