Special Guests

Elley Ray


Elley Ray believes in MAGIC! She has an illustrious 35-award-winning years in theatre, film, television, and radio as a storyteller; actor, director, writer, producer and teacher. Elley has voiced literally thousands of TV and radio commercials, countless animated series, and films. She is currently voicing the narrator for a new TV series called Guilty Rich, voicing several animated characters such as the beautiful Mistmane on My Little Pony, Yolanda Yuckihosen on The Wide World of Wandering Wenda by Margaret Atwood (nominated for a Canadian Screen Award), The Bagel and Becky Show, Little Charmers, Geronimo, Hotel Transylvania, Shuyen, Cyber Chase, Camp Lakebottom to name just a few; along with two upcoming animated feature films, Tabaluga and The Cat in the Hat Halloween Special, singing with Martin Short (just nominated for a Canadian Screen Award).  She also voices in several other animated feature films; Z-BAW, The Alley of Dreams and Animal Crackerz with Danny DeVito, Liam Neeson and Sylvester Stallone.  Elley is publishing her second book of daily inspirations called Fly With Eagles, her first one, Butterfly Kisses, can be found on Amazon. She has students all over the world coaching them in voice as well as doing demos with some garnering SOVA Voice Arts Awards in the US. Elley juries the Emmys every year for Best Voice delighting in the best of storytellers.

She received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Windsor for her contribution to the Arts and Humanities. More can be found at www.elley-ray.com “May the magic be with YOU!”

Big Jim Miller


Big Jim Miller is a storyboard artist, cartoonist, and director living in Vancouver, BC, Canada. He has worked primarily as a storyboard artist, most notably for 10 years at a.k.a. Cartoon Inc. on Cartoon Network’s ‘Ed, Edd n’ Eddy’, where he was a part of all 5 seasons, the 3 holiday specials and the tv movie. He has also done storyboard work on ‘Kid Vs. Kat’, Capcom’s 'Dead Rising 3’ and the Hub’s ‘My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic”. After starting on MLP, he has since moved on to storyboard supervising seasons 2 and 3 of that series, as well as the 'Equestria Girls’ direct to DVD movie. Season 4 of MLP saw Jim promoted to co-director, director on Season 5, and Supervising Director on Season 6 through 8.  Jim has also voiced the character Troubleshoes in the S5 episode, 'Appleoosa's Most Wanted'.