New Orleans native, ‘Sam Wilson/Falcon’ in ‘The Winter Soldier,’ ‘Age of Ultron, ‘Endgame’ to Appear Sunday at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

NEW ORLEANS – Dec. 2, 2021 – Anthony Mackie, who has had the prominent role of “Sam Wilson/Falcon” in numerous iterations of the Avengers/Captain America franchise, including Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Endgame, Avengers: Infinity War and several others, will appear at the first FAN EXPO New Orleans, scheduled for January 7-9, 2022, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. The New Orleans native will greet fans, sign autographs, pose for photo ops and conduct a Q&A panel, attending on Sunday, January 9, only.

Mackie has more than 75 film and TV credits as well as an extensive theater background. His key role of “Falcon” was developed into a Disney+ mini-series, “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,” this year, and continues to be a mainstay of the
franchise. Mackie was recently announced as the lead in the upcoming blockbuster Captain America 4, currently in pre-production. In between superhero turns, Mackie has been busy in films like The Woman in the Window, The Hurt Locker and The Adjustment Bureau and a recurring role on “Altered Carbon.”

Mackie’s addition brings even more star power to the FAN EXPO New Orleans guest roster. Previously announced guests include “Arrow” lead Stephen Amell; The Suicide Squad headliner Michael Rooker; Clerks producer Kevin Smith and actors Jason Mewes, Brian O’Halloran, Jeff Anderson and Trevor Fehrman; “Sons of Anarchy” stars Ron Perlman, Theo Rossi and Ryan Hurst; and “My Hero Academia” voice actors Justin Briner and Christopher Sabat. Additional celebrities, voice actors, creators, cosplayers and more at the major comics, sci-fi, horror, anime and gaming convention will be announced soon.

Executed with the highest level of health and safety measures in place, FAN EXPO New Orleans, previously produced as Wizard World New Orleans, will welcome fans to reunite for a weekend of non-stop programming and special guests. Tickets for FAN EXPO New Orleans are available now at www.fanexponeworleans.com.

FAN EXPO New Orleans brings its unique brand of excitement to an event that will feature top celebrities, hundreds of exhibitors, creators and cosplayers as well as compelling programming, meet and greets, special events, kids zones and more. FAN EXPO New Orleans will feature everything fans have loved about Wizard World New Orleans with even more all weekend. Details on guests and schedules will be announced soon.

New Orleans is the first event on the 2022 FAN EXPO calendar; the full schedule is available at fanexpohq.com/home/events/.

PRESS
Media accreditation is now open to any press who wish to attend to cover this year’s show. Visit https://fanexpohq.com/fanexponeworleans/media-inquiries/ to apply.

ABOUT FAN EXPO HQ
FAN EXPO HQ is the largest comic con producer in the world. Collectively it hosts nearly 1 million fans annually at FAN EXPO Canada™, MEGACON Orlando, FAN EXPO Dallas™, FAN EXPO Boston™, FAN EXPO Denver, FAN EXPO San Francisco, Calgary Comics & Entertainment Expo, FAN EXPO Vancouver™, Toronto Comicon, Dallas FAN FESTIVAL and Edmonton Comics & Entertainment Expo. In 2022, FAN EXPO HQ will present six new shows previously organized by Wizard World: FAN EXPO Chicago, FAN EXPO Philadelphia, FAN EXPO St. Louis, FAN EXPO Portland, FAN EXPO New Orleans, and FAN EXPO Cleveland. The latest schedule of events is available here, along with up-to-date ticket information, and a regular schedule will return in 2022. Discover. Celebrate. Belong.

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