Fan Expo 2013 Guest AnnouncementsMarch 30, 2013
Fan Expo Canada have released some more television, horror movie stars as well as notable comic book artists and writers in their latest update. The convention will be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, August 22nd to 25th and will be welcoming back some crowd favorites as well as new faces.
Norman Reedus, well known for his role as the redneck everyone loves in The Walking Dead, Daryl Dixon, and as Murphy MacManus in Boondock Saints, Norman returns to Fan Expo for the second year in a row. It is rare for Fan Expo to have repeat guests, especially a consecutive year, but it is clear with more than a dozen convention lineups this year alone that Norman is a most requested crowd favorite.
Lena Headey, known for her role as the twisted Queen Cersei Lannister in HBOs Game of Thrones, Lena’s appearance at the Expo has everyone wondering what other cast mates from the show may join her, or if we will see some actors at her side from the Sarah Connor Chronicles. She also played the ruthless drug pusher “MaMa” in the film Dredd starring Karl Urban as Judge Dredd and alongside Gerard Butler as Queen Gorgo in Zach Snyder’s 300.
George Takei is a household name thanks to his role as Sulu on Star Trek, but the younger generation may know him better as Kaito Nakamura, father of time-traveler Hiro Nakamura on the show Heroes. As an avid social media networker, you can find George Takei on several platforms which he uses to communicate with fans (as well as promote equal rights). He can be found on Facebook, Twitter and even Pinterest.
Rue Morgue is bringing the cast of From Beyond and Re-Animator back together at this years Fan Expo with Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton and Bruce Abbott in attendance!
Fan Expo has also released the names of the first six comic featured guests to include:
Walt Simonson – Recipient of the 2010 Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement Award and several Shazam awards, Simonson has worked on countless Marvel and DC Comics. Some of his most notable work includes Star Slammers, which Simonson wrote and drew, Thor, Fantastic Four and Battlestar Galactica.
Louise Simonson – A writer and editor, Simonson has received several awards including The Comic Book Buyers Guide award for The Death of Superma. Some of her most notable work includes the award winning Power Pack, Superman: Man of Steel, X-Factor and World of Warcraft.
Stuart Immonen – The recipient in 2010 of the Joe Shuster Award for Outstanding Artist, Immonen’s most notable work includes Fear Itself, Ultimate X-Men, Ultimate Spider-man (illustrated issues #111-#133), New Avengers (illustrated issues #55-#64) and more.
Kathryn Immonen – The wife of Stuart Immonen, Kathryn has worked for a number of years producing a webcomic with him called Moving Pictures. Other notable works include Hellcat and Runaways.
Joe Prado – Prado began his work for DC Comics and Action Comics sharing pencilling duties with Ivan Reis in 2004. Since then, his work has appeared in over 200 issues including Red Sonja, Aquaman and Battlestar Galactica.
Ivan Reis – Reis began his international career for Dark Horse Comics working on titles such as Ghost. Since 2004, Ivan has worked on Action Comics, Superman, Infinite Crisis, Green Lantern, Blackest Night, Brightest Day and Aquaman.
Tickets for the event will be available beginning April 1st, 2013.