No self respecting comic book convention can call itself such a thing without celebrity guests. It's like having a baseball team without a ridiculously cartoonish mascot costume worn by a man whose distinct mixture of meth and failure to drive the fans into a frenzy. It's like a role playing game without someone delivering a foppish medieval accent that would get them laughed out of a Dark Ages bar, hopefully with their lower intestine intact.
The Dallas Comic Con's Fan Expo Days is coming up in May and they've already got a long list of famous faces from such storied sci-fi and fantasy franchises such as Star Trek, Star Wars, Firefly and the DC and Marvel Comics universes. But, none of them are complete without at least one representative from Doctor Who, the longest-running granddad of sci-fi geekery among obsessed fanboys and fangirls.
The folks behind Fan Expo Dallas confirmed that three of the BBC series' most famous female faces will be attending the convention starting on May 29 at the Dallas Convention Center.
According to the convention's Facebook page, Jenna Coleman, Billie Piper and Karen Gillan will appear, and Sylvester McCoy, aka the Seventh Doctor, is also scheduled to attend the geek festivities.
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Fan Expo Dallas organizers also announced recently another new famous face will join the long dais on autograph row in Dallas for the first time. X-Files star Gillian Anderson, best known for playing FBI Agent Dana Scully on the long running series, has also been confirmed as a guest for the convention.
Other famous names who are scheduled to appear at the convention include The Walking Dead's Scott Wilson, Saw and Princess Bride star Cary Elwes, Star Trek Voyager's Jeri Ryan, Ming-Na Wen and Henry Simmons from ABC's Agents of SHIELD, Firefly's Nathan Fillion, Morena Baccarin and Alan Tudyk, Princess Leia herself Carrie Fisher, Batman and Robin Adam West and Burt Ward respectively, Gotham's Robin Lord Taylor and Drew Powell (Baccarin also fits in this category), Dean Cain from Lois & Clark: The Adventures of Superman, Smallville's Laura Vandervoort and I Dream of Jeannie star Barbara Eden.
And yes, of course Stan Lee will be there. You can't have a comic convention without him. If the organizers didn't invite him, the fans would burn the convention center to the ground.