Michael Rooker, Ron Perlman First Celebrities Announced for FAN EXPO New Orleans January 7-9, 2022

‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ ‘Hellboy’ Standouts to appear at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in first FAN EXPO in NOLA

NEW ORLEANS (Nov. 18, 2021) – Two of the most popular and personable celebrity guests at FAN EXPO events, Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy, The Suicide Squad) and Ron Perlman (Hellboy, “Sons of Anarchy”), will attend the first FAN EXPO New Orleans, scheduled for January 7-9, 2022 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. They are the first two stars announced for the major comics, sci-fi, horror, anime and gaming convention kicking off the 17-show FAN EXPO slate in 2022.

At the event, Rooker and Perlman will greet fans, sign autographs, pose for photo ops and conduct Q&A panels discussing their respective careers. Additional FAN EXPO New Orleans celebrities, voice actors, creators, cosplayer and more will be announced soon.

Rooker, who starred recently as “Savant” in the blockbuster DC Comics film The Suicide Squad, is also known for top roles in the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise as well as “The Walking Dead,” Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, Eight Men Out and more than 100 other screen credits. He will appear on Saturday and Sunday, January 8-9.

Perlman, perhaps best known for the title role in the Hellboy films, is one of Hollywood’s most prolific actors, appearing in more than 250 films and TV series. FAN EXPO fans also recognize him readily from “Sons of Anarchy,” “Hand of God,” “Beauty and the Beast,” Blade II and many others. He will appear on Saturday, January 8 only.

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 additional guests and schedules will be announced soon.

COVID-19 restrictions prevented the 2021 event from being held. New Orleans is the first event on the 2022 FAN EXPO calendar; the full schedule is available at fanexpohq.com/home/events/.


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.


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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