“Attention all Nerds… Calling all Nerds… T – minus 3 days until the largest, greatest, nerd-ious convention of them all, Knoxville’s FanBoy Expo 2018!”
We are two of the biggest self-proclaimed nerds you can find. From 80’s movies and music, we read and collect comic books, we love going to theme parks to ride the newest coasters, we travel hundreds of miles to go to the next comic con, we invite friends over for show and tell of our newest POPs or superhero statues… proud to be NERDS!
In just 3 days, one of the biggest comic cons in our area. We will be headed into the Knoxville Convention Center downtown for 3 days of fandom. Friday June 29th– Sunday July 1st. The Knoxville FanBoy Expo brings in some of the region’s biggest celebrity guest for fan to meet and get that super special autograph and photo.
Here are a few that we are excited about.
Cassandra Peterson –
- She’s goth, she has legs for days, she’s the ever so popular POP culture icon Elvira – Mistress of the Dark will be available (Saturday and Sunday Only) each day starting at noon to meet her fans. Peterson is one that you don’t want to miss. We just had the opportunity to meet her last weekend in Indianapolis and you will see us in line again in Knoxville for her!
Ian McDiarmid –
- He wants to rule the empire/universe, foes know him as Darth Sidious, the public call him Senator friends know him as Supreme Chancellor, he’s theone we all came to love, Emperor Palpatine himself will be available each day (Saturday and Sunday Only) for autographs and photos. McDiarmid is a rara Star Wars guest to the United States and you don’t want to miss your change to meet him!
Jeremy Bulloch –
- Most Star Wars fans know him as, “The Man behind the Mask”, the one, the only… Boba Fett! Bulloch is another original member of the original Star Wars trilogy that is becoming a rare find on the convention circuit. Bulloch is another we just had the opportunity to meet in Indianapolis and one you don’t want to miss! He will be available all three days for autographs and photos with fans.
Henry Thomas –
- He has a thing for flying bicycles, he has a soft spot for helping aliens “phone home”, he’s the one we all remember from the 80’s as Elliott from the Steven Spielberg classic, E.T.! Thomas will be available all three days to meet fans and sign autographs/take photos. (along with Thomas, Dee Wallace – Elliott’s mom and Robert Macnaughton – Elliott’s big brother, will also be available to meet fans).
Ron Perlman –
- He’s big, he’s red, he’s Hellboy! Perlman best known for his Hellboy roles will be available (Saturday and Sunday Only) to meet fans and get autographs/photos. (along with Perlman, Doug Jones – Abe Sapien and Selma Blair – Liz, also from Hellboy will be available to meet fans).
Nick Carter, Howie D & AJ McLean –
- they have sold over 130 Million records worldwide, they are still “Larger Than Life”, they are, the Backstreet Boys! These original boy band members will be available each day to meet fans, take pics and sign autographs.
Peter Cullen –
- He is the leader of the Autobots, has a strong sense of honor and justice, some call him “The Last Prime”, but most know him as, Optimus Prime. Cullen is best known for his voice as Optimus Prime in the Transformer movies. He will be available (Saturday ONLY) for a special autograph and photo package. You must buy this in advance!
Other guest you don’t want to miss include:
- /.Bill Farmer – voice of Goofy and Pluto
- Jason Marsden – voice of Max Goof
- Josh Petersdorf – voice of Roadhog in Overwatch
- Steve Whitmire – voice of Kermit
- Charles Martinet – voice of Mario
- James Marsters – Spike in Buffy the Vampire Slayer
- Jonathan Frakes – Commander Riker in Star Trek
- Ric Flair – Professional Wrestling Legend
- David Yost – Blue Power Ranger
These are just some of the guest that you can meet and have a photo with and get an autograph from. Make sure to check out the site at www.fanboyexpo.com to get a full line-up and buy tickets online. We will see you there expressing your “nerdiness”?