Any news of upcoming events featuring the Land of the Giants cast will appear here. Giants Log tries to support as many of these events as we can. If you are organising an event and would like some Land of the Giants material from us alongside your Giants guests, let us know and we will be glad to assist.
New events featuring the Land of the Giants Cast
Carmody McKnight Estate Winery Announces
Land of the Giants Collection
Land of the Giants Launch Party set for August 26
at Le Vigne Winery in Paso Robles
(Paso Robles, CA)--Carmody McKnight Estate Winery has announced the release of their new Land of the Giants collection. The initial release includes the 2019 Estate Colossal Cabernet Sauvignon and the 2019 Estate Colossal Cuvee. A five-course dinner created by Le Vigne Executive Chef Walter Filippini celebrating the release is scheduled for August 26 in Paso Robles.
Originating from Carmody McKnight's legendary volcanic West Paso Robles vineyard, the special series of Bordeaux varietal wines are hand-crafted by Winemaker Anthony Gallegos. Gallegos continues the Carmody McKnight tradition of long barrel aging with minimal intervention. The 2019 Estate Colossal Cabernet and Cuvee both show off the incredible vintage of the nutrient rich volcanic West Paso Robles vineyard. These are serious complex, fruit-forward, giant Bordeaux wines to be enjoyed now and for decades. The Colossal Cuvee blends Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Star of the cult science fiction TV series, Land of the Giants , Gary Carmody Conway is, along with his wife, former Miss America Marian McKnight Conway, the proprietor of Carmody McKnight Estate Winery. The Irwin Allen (Lost in Space, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea) series is one of the most popular TV series on a worldwide basis ever, airing on hundreds of stations internationally.
Attending the dinner and available to mingle with guests are original cast members Gary Conway (Captain Steve Burton), Heather Young (Betty Hamilton) and Stefan Arngrim (Barry Lockridge).
The Land of the Giants Cabernet Sauvignon will be paired with the second course of Red Wine Cavatelli with Pancetta & Asiago. The Colossal Cuvee is featured in the third course alongside Captain Burton's Braised Bison Short Ribs.
Also poured at the launch dinner alongside the first course of Betty's Beet Carpaccio with Balsamic Glaze and Fried Capers will be Carmody McKnight's 2019 Forever Miss America Cabernet Franc. From the sale of every bottle from the Forever Miss America collection, the winery bestows a gift to the Forever Miss America Scholarship Fund. This fund has provided decades of commitment to the economic and social advancement of all women through education opportunities and career resourcing.
The dinner opens and closes with courses paired with wines made by the Conway's daughter Kathleen. Little People Appetizers will be served with K Estate Sparkling, and the dessert, Very Barry Semifreddo, is matched with her K Estate Port.
The Land of the Giants wine collection labels are designed by renowned comic book artist John Peter Britton who specializes in producing artwork for fantasy and science fiction genre television. They depict Gary Conway's character, Captain Steve Burton, being held captive in the hand of a giant.
The Land of the Giants release dinner will be held on Saturday, August 26, 2023, at Le Vigne winery located at 5115 Buena Vista Drive, Paso Robles, California, 93446. The dinner begins at 6:30 pm and tickets are $132 per person, including tax and gratuity. To purchase tickets, please go here.
COLOSSAL WINE RELEASE MENU
Welcome Reception 6:30
Little People Appetizers
Wine Pairing: Kathleen Conway's K Estate Sparkling
Betty's Beet Carpaccio with Tuscan Volcanic EVOO, Balsamic Glaze and Fried Capers
Wine Pairing: 2019 Carmody McKnight Estate Forever Miss America Cabernet Franc
Red Wine Cavatelli with Pancetta & Asiago
Wine Pairing: 2019 Estate Colossal Cabernet Sauvignon
Captain Burton's Braised Bison Short Ribs Accompanied By Creamy Potatoes and Rustic, Caramelized Carrots
Wine Pairing: 2019 Estate Colossal Cuvee
Very Barry Semifreddo
Wine Pairing: Kathleen Conway's K Estate Port
Deanna Lund attended the Los Angeles Comic Book and Science Fiction Convention on Sunday 20th August 2017 at The Reef, 1933 South Broadway, Los Angeles, Ca 90007. Deanna is appearing as part of a Batman themed reunion of Batman hencewomen.
Deanna Lund, Lee Meriwether, and David Hedison (Saturday 29th only) will be attended the Hollywood Show at The Westin Los Angeles Airport Hotel (5400 West Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045, USA) over the weekend of 28-30 April 2017. Other Irwin Allen related guests included Barbara Bouchet (guest on Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea), Sandra Lee Gimpel (Bill Mumy's stunt double in Lost in Space), Sherry Jackson (guest on Lost in Space and child star in Where Danger Lives), and Tom Reese (guest on Land of the Giants).
Stefan Arngrim, star of Land of the Giants, attended Amazicon 5 in Delaware over the weekend of 7-9 April 2017.
Deanna Lund returned to Virginia on 1st October 2016 to help celebrate the 40th Anniversary of RoVaCon 1, the first media event held in Southwestern and Western Virginia. The Virginia Media Event Reunion will be held Saturday October 1 at Holiday Inn, 3315 Ordway Drive Roanoke, VA near the airport. There was a full day of activities with media guests, speakers, panels, films, memorabilia sales tables and a banquet with a program.
Land of the Giants stars Deanna Lund, Gary Conway and Don Marshall were scheduled to attend the 29th October 2016 Campbell Con at the Campbell Community Center in Campbell, CA.
Stefan Arngrim attended the Chiller Theatre Expo on 28-30 October 2016.
Deanna Lund recently met up with composer John Williams at a party for the new movie Lincoln for which John has composed the music. Nearly half a century ago, John Williams composed themes for several Irwin Allen productions including Land of the Giants. Deanna and Carol have kindly sent this beautiful photograph for us to share with you.
Deanna Lund and Lee Meriwether are scheduled to be guests at the New Jersey Comic Expo on 12-13 November 2011.
Deanna Lund was a guest at the 8-9 October 2011 Hollywood Show. Other Irwin Allen related guests included Lee Meriwether, Francine York, Yvonne Craig, Malachi Throne, Victor Lundin, William Smith (Code Red), Carol Channing (Alice in Wonderland), Eric Shea (The Poseidon Adventure), Frankie Avalon (Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, 1961 movie) and Sherry Jackson (Lost in Space, Where Danger Lives). For full details, please visit the Hollywood Show web site.
Deanna Lund was a guest at the July 2011 Western Film Fair held in Winston Salem, North Carolina.
Deanna Lund, Don Matheson, Don Marshall, June Lockhart, Mark Goddard, Celeste Yarnall and Malachi Throne attended the Hollywood Xpo on 15-17 October 2010 at the Hilton at Universal Studios in Los Angeles.
Deanna Lund was the guest artist for two schools while back in Virginia in September 2010. Both the Center for the Performing Arts and the William Byrd Players are under Roanoke County Schools and directed by Carol Webster. She conducted workshops having students run through exercises, script readings and taking time to give individual attention to 100 young people.
Several Irwin Allen stars and guests attended the Anaheim Comic Con at the Anaheim Convention Center on 16-18 April 2010. The list of stars attending included Deanna Lund, Don Marshall, Don Matheson, David Hedison, Lee Meriwether, Yvonne Craig, Michael J. Pollard, Richard Anderson, and Malachi Throne
Chiller Expo 2009
Return to Earth 1998
More events to follow!