We’re so excited to welcome Brenda Crichlow back to Nightmare Nights! She was a guest of honor at the first Nightmare Nights all the way back in 2013, and we’re delighted she’ll be returning to Dallas this fall to spend some time with us.
Brenda has been involved in the community since season 1 in her role as Zecora, but her acting career is over two decades long, both behind the microphone and the camera. A graduate of the Studio 58 Theatre Arts program in Vancouver, Brenda has merited guest starring, series recurring and lead roles for film and television, voice-over, (Zecora on My Little Pony) radio hosting, and commercials. Some highlights include working alongside: Kyra Sedgwick (The Possession); Genie Francis and Ted McGinley (Notes From The Heart Healer); Harrison Ford (Firewall), Angela Bassett (The Lazarus Child), Linda Hamilton (Home for the Holidays); and in Vice with Michael Madsen and Mykelti Williamson.
Brenda’s passion and skill has led to work with children to adults as an onset acting coach for shows such as Spooky House starring Ben Kingsley and Mercedes Ruehl, Just Deal, Elf(James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, and Will Ferrell), and as a sub on Things we Lost in the Fire starring Halle Berry, Benicio Del Toro and David Duchovny. Currently, Brenda is one of two onset Dialect Coaches on a show she can’t name. But wait for it!
As a reminder, applications for vendors is now open until June 28th. Vendors will be selected via a jury system, not by first-come-first-serve, to ensure that there is a healthy variety for our vendors and attendees. But the deadline is only a week away, so if you’re still looking to vend at the convention, be sure to apply as soon as possible. Panelist applications are also open until September 9, so submit your panel concepts today!
And of course, what convention would be complete without a ruthless army of volunteers? Fill out our volunteer application if you’d like to help us out. Accepted volunteers will receive free entrance to the convention in exchange for a few hours of work every day. We need folks with a wide range of skills, including security, operations, AV, medical, gophers, helping out in our dealer’s den, and more. Helping at Nightmare Nights is a fun and rewarding way to help make the con a great place for everyone, so sign up now!
Nightmare Nights 2016 is shaping up to be our best year yet, and we still have more guests to announce! As always, you can register for Nightmare Nights at a discounted rate before the convention. And while our top tier sponsor badges are sold out, there’s still sponsor and premium sponsor badges available, so grab one before they’re gone. Be sure to stay tuned here on our website, and on our Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr pages, and we hope to see in you October!