Sci Fi Pulse & Galacticon Bestow Awards on Edward James Olmos, Boris Vallejo and Esai Morales
On Saturday May 25, 2013, the stars and creators of both the new and re-imagined science fiction series, Battlestar Galactica & it’s spin-off series Caprica, will gather in Houston Texas at the George R. Brown Convention Center for Galacticon 3, also being held in conjunction with the well-known comic convention, Comicpalooza.
The editorial staff at Sci Fi Pulse is proud to be a part of sponsoring two Lifetime Achievement awards to be given to Edward James Olmos and Boris Vallejo, and one Outstanding Achievement award presented to Esai Morals. These awards are well received and will honor the hard work, dedication and impact that each of these men has had on Hispanic society, as well as their contribution to the science fiction and fantasy community.
Edward James Olmos
Edward James Olmos has appeared in films like the iconic science fiction film, Blade Runner, and also portrayed Lieutenant Martin Castillo, in TV’s Miami Vice. Mr. Olmos has received an Oscar nomination for his role as teacher, Jaime Escalante in 1988′s Stand and Deliver. From 2003 to 2009, Olmos also as Commander Lee Adama in the hit Sy Fy series Battlestar Galactica. Aside from his work in visual media, Mr. Olmos is also a pronounced and passionate activist, as an advocate of the Latino culture and also supporting numerous other causes, as well as organizing film festivals and other special events.
Boris Vallejo is easily one of the world’s foremost fantasy artists, perhaps best known as the visual creator of Conan the Barbarian. His fantasy art books include “Enchantment”, “Ladies”, “Fantasy Art Techniques”, and “The Boris Vallejo Portfolio”. Mr. Vallejo has also published two amazing photographic collections, “Bodies” and “Hindsight”.
Morales was born in Brooklyn, New York to parents born in Puerto Rico. Graduating from New York’s High School of Performing Arts, Mr. Morales went on to appear in Bad Boys and has also appeared in series T.V. like The Outer Limits, Family Law, The Twilight Zone, Fame, Tales from the Crypt and Miami Vice. In 2008, he appeared in the CBS drama Jericho as the character Edward Beck. Soon after he played the lead role of Joseph Adama in the Battlestar Galactica spin-off, Caprica.
Mr. Morales is also one of the founders of the Hispanic Foundation for the Arts. A self-proclaimed activist , volunteering his time with a number of charitable and environmental causes. Esai is a founding board member of E.C.O. (Earth Communications Office) and has worked closely with the Costa Rican Wildlife Preservation Fund and is a Health Education Aids Liaison (H.E.A.L.).
Congratulations to these award recipients, as well as to Galacticon and its show promoters and staff, along with all of here at Sci Fi Pulse, for helping raise awareness and support of the important accomplishments made to not only the Hispanic Community, but also to the greater Science Fiction and Fantasy community.
SO SAY WE ALL!
Written By: Tye Bourdony
Tye Bourdony is a Sci Fi cartoonist and creator of ‘The Lighter Side of Sci-Fi’, a mediator, science fiction reporter and the U.S. based content editor for Sci Fi Pulse. He is also a graduate of the Barry University School of Law, SUNY Purchase and H.S. of Music & Art. Tye currently works in Florida’s 9th Circuit as the Staff Family Mediator, is currently the Public Information Officer for the Osceola County Bar Association and has a regular self-published column in Sci Fi Magazine. You can visit Tye on facebook and at www.thelightersideofscifi.com. You can send Tye your thoughts, story/article ideas and content thoughts to TBourdony@scifipulse.net.