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Welcome to Castle Photography

(Updated 3rd September 2014)

Photos from Creatures of the Night (Melbourne) are now online. General photos from this event can be found at: First Contact Photos

This site hosts Official Photos with Guests from First Contact Conventions, Armageddon in Australia, and Best of Both Worlds events. Reprints of these photos are available for sale, either online, or you can approach me at any event I attend to get on the spot reprints.

For a number of reasons I've had to split my photo archive into two blocks - official photos for which we must control reprints, and all other images taken at events, which are freely available. If you are interested in all the other photos I've taken at these and other events, you may find my others websites interesting. They include: Pete's Fan Photos, First Contact Photos, and Armageddon Photos

As usual please email me if I spelt your name wrong, or if you can tell me the names of people in any photos.

To contact me, send an email to: . Or ring anytime in the afternoon or evening on (+61 3) 9736 9568

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First Contact Conventions: Doctor Downunder

Guests included: Peter Davison (the fifth Doctor) and Mark Strickson (Vislor Turlogh)

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Armageddon Melbourne 2008

This is Culture Shock's second huge expo event in Melbourne now.

Including the Armageddon Celebrity Guests:
- Andee Frizzell (Stargate Atlantis)
- David Hewlett (Startgate Atlantis)
- Doug Jones (Hellboy, Fantastic Four, and too many others to mention)
- Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters)
- William Katt (Greatest American Hero)

Anime guests, Star Wars guests, Wrestling guests,
and celebrity guests presented by The Hub Productions:
- Kavan Smith (Startgate Atlantis)
- Gary Jones (Startgate SG-1)

(and many more!!)

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An Evening with Chris Judge and Gary Graham

Culture Shock Events presented "From Jaffa to Man" on Wednesday 23rd April in Melbourne, with guests: Chris Judge (Teal'c, Stargate SG-1) and Gary Graham (Ambassador Soval, Enterprise and Alien Nation).

Both of the guys had a wild time, and everyone enjoyed themselves thoroughly - if you weren't there you missed something really cool…

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Armageddon Melbourne 2007

Guests included:
Alan Tudyk - Serenity / I Robot / Dodgeball / Firefly / A Knights Tale
Joe Flanigan – Stargate Atlantis - SUNDAY ONLY
John Wesley Shipp - The Flash
Connor Trinneer - Star Trek Enterprise / Stargate Atlantis
Chris Rankin – Percy Weasley (Harry Potter films)
Peter Woodward – Babylon 5 Crusade, Charmed
Animation Guests:
Rodger Bumpass - Squidward Tentacles in SpongeBob Squarepants
Andrea Romano – Warner Brothers Animation voice director
Bruce Timm – Producer on Warner Brother’s animation series
Billy West – Voice actor on Futurama, Ren and Stimpy and much more
Neil Kaplan - Optimus Prime on Transformers robots in Disguise
Richard Horvitz – voice actor on Invader Zim and the Grim adventures of Billy and Mandy
Rino Romano - Batman on the Batman
Stephanie Sheh – voice actor on Naruto, GunXsword, Eureka Seven, Bleach and much more
Comic Guests:
Amanda Conner – Artist on Terra, Green Arrow wedding, The Pro, JSA Classified
Jimmy Palmiotti – writer on Countdown, Painkiller Jane
Gail Simone – Writer on Wonder Woman, Deadpool, Birds of Prey
Nicola Scott – Artist on Birds of Prey
Wrestling Guests:
Rob Van Dam
Sabu
Jasmine St Claire
Music Guests:
Bobby Flynn – 2006 Australian Idol star
Monique Brumby - singer

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Alan Ruck at the Astor Cinema and Geelong

You know him from Ferris Bueller's Day Off and many other films. You also know him from Spin City. In fact if you look through your DVD cabinet you might be suprised how many of your fave's he's played a part in...

Alan's visit to Melbourne was something of a whirlwind. Press appearances and interviews on Friday, Signings and Q&As all day at the Astor on Saturday (plus the showing of Star trek Generations and Ferris Bueller's Day Off), and a half day event at Geelong on Sunday to finish the weekend!

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Sylvester McCoy at the Dr Who Fan Club of Victoria

The first Dr Who convention in Melbourne for a long time! Guests included Sylvester McCoy - the 7th Doctor, and David Weston - Biroc in the 1981 Warriors' Gate Episodes.

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First Contact Conventions: Tok'ra - Tau'ri Summit!

With guests Don S Davis (General Hammond, Stargate Sg-1), and Carmen Argenziano (Jacob/Selmak, Stargate SG-1)

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An Evening with Jolene Blalock

First Contact Conventions presented a one off event for Australian Trek fans: an Evening with Joline Blalock (T'Pol on Enterprise, and Ishta on Stargate SG-1) on 29th November. We were very lucky that she was travelling in Australia and had spare time for an appearance - and with only three weeks notice too!

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First Contact Conventions - "The Other Side of the Gate"

A fantastic Sunday spent with Stargate Atlantis stars: Rachel Luttrell (Teyla Emmagan) and David Nykl (Dr Zelenka), and Stargate SG-1 star Tony Amendola (Master Bra'tac).

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2001: A Space Odyessy

The Astor and First Contact Conventions presents a special event: Keir Dullea (Dave Bowman) and Gary Lockwood (Frank Poole) appearing live at two special showings of 2001:A Space Odyssey on Sunday 24th September.

Keir and Gary signed autographs and posed for photos for most of the afternoon and evening, and gave a 1 hour Q&A after each showing of the movie.