Mississippi Comic Con (MS Trade Mart in Jackson, Mississippi, June 23-24): Woah. I didn’t see this coming. Not at all. Mississippi Comic con added Linda Blair to their list of celebrities coming to Jackson. The Exorcist is the greatest horror film ever and one of the best films to examine what it means to believe in something greater than yourself. Her acting is instrumental to the film’s success. For any serious horror fan autograph collector, she is a must get. Joining her in Jackson will be the savior of the universe, Sam Jones. Mr. Jones played the title character in Flash Gordon and himself in Ted. If you can’t get enough fun at the con there is the after party at Hal and Mal’s after. Editor’s note: We can’t make it to this con due to Nola Nerd Baby’s christening. So everyone going have fun for us and tell Ms. Blair hello for us!
Louisiana Comic Con (The CajunDome, Lafayette, October 6&7): This con will be held on October 6 & 7 at the Cajundome in Lafayette. Joining Eisner award winner Rob Gillory will be Paul Blake. Mr. Blake is best known for his role as Greedo in Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope. If you are a fan of Nintendo and Mario, then Charles Martinet is a must meet for you. He is a great con guest and is super entertaining to all the fans that meet him. Besides voicing Mario, he has done voice work in Skyrim and acted in The Game as Micheal Douglas’s father.
Gulf Coast Fan Fest (Mississippi Coast Convention Center, Biloxi, October 13 & 14): This con already has a great lineup and they keep adding to it weekly. Rick Worthy of The Magians and Supernatural will be appearing at the con. One of my favorite artists, Ken Kelly, will be at the con. He painted the covers for Love Gun and Destroyer by KISS. One of the few Star Trek members I haven’t met yet is Denis Crosby. Maybe I can fix that the GCFF. Also, appearing will be William Katt, or as I like to call him The Greatest American Hero.
Next week: A family illness kept us away last week, so we apologize for missing a week. Next week, we will add Pensacon to the rotation since they are announcing guests already!