Local comic book fans are going to be pretty spoiled when Fan Expo Boston 2018 takes over the Hub this summer.
The annual celebration of geek culture routinely brings tens of thousands of people to town, and this year’s event is shaping up to be the biggest one yet. Organizers announced this week that “Jurassic Park” and “Thor: Ragnarok” star Jeff Goldblum will be one of the featured guests this time around — just one of several big names who’re slated to show up in August.
From ticket information to the star-studded guest list, here’s everything you need to know for Fan Expo Boston 2018.
When is Fan Expo Boston 2018?
The 11th installment of the annual event will set up shop at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center Aug. 10-12. The fun kicks off that Friday between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m., before returning on Saturday between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. The final day of the show will be that Sunday, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Who’s coming to Fan Expo Boston 2018?
There’s a ton of big names slated to ship up to the Hub for this year’s Boston Comic Con.
Goldblum will be taking the trip to Boston in order to celebrate the 25th anniversary of “Jurassic Park.” The acclaimed actor to take part in autograph and photo sessions, as well as an interactive fan Q&A when he’s at the convention.
Batfleck’s pal Jason Momoa is also set to appear at Fan Expo Boston 2018. The “Game of Thrones” and “Justice League” star will appear on Sunday, just a few months before his solo “Aquaman” film hits theaters.
“Back to the Future” legend Michael J. Fox is currently scheduled to appear as well on Friday and Saturday, and will take part in a celebration with his former co-stars Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson and Tom Wilson on Friday night. “Star Wars” actor Billy Dee Williams plus fellow local and “Power Rangers” actress Amy Jo Johnson will be in attendace as well throughout the weekend.
Other celebrity guest appearances include “Ant-Man and the Wasp” star Evangeline Lilly, “Star Trek” icon William Shatner, “Doctor Who” actress Catherine Tate, “Harry Potter” actors Oliver and James Phelps, “The Princess Bride” stars Cary Elwes and Wallace Shawn, Jennifer Morrison, Mark Sheppard, Gregg Sulkin, Jewel Staite, Famke Janssen, Freddie Prinze Jr., Joe Flanigan, Paul Reubens, Brent Spiner, Emma Dumont, Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood.
Dozens of voice actors and comic creators will also appear throughout the weekend, including “Dragon Ball Z” stars Sean Schemmel and Chris Sabat, “Adventure Time” actor Jeremy Shada, “Pinky and the Brain” icons Maurice LaMarche and Rob Paulsen, as well as DC Entertainment Publisher-Chief Creative Office Jim Lee, “Batman” writer Tom King and so many more.
What’s the ticket info for Fan Expo Boston 2018?
Tickets to Fan Expo Boston 2018 are available on the show’s website and range from $35 for single day passes to $600 for VIP experiences. Family packages are also available.
If you go:
Aug. 10-12, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, 415 Summer St., Boston, $35+, bostoncomiccon.com