For those of you living in New Mexico or willing to make the commute there for a great convention, Santa Fe Comic Con is quickly approaching (Oct. 24-26) and they have a great line up ready. From guests like Manu Bennet to events like the Open Wound Film Festival, SFCC plans to be a great closeout event to the convention season. In the next four weeks, we’ll be highlighting events and guest happenings so you spend less time figuring out where and when the best events are and more time actually attending them.
This week, we’re going to focus on the Film and Media guests who will be attending the con. SFCC has a great line up when it comes to this genre, including some really big stars from horror, science fiction, fantasy, action and even musical guests. Here’s a few who we’re really excited for:
Manu Bennett is a name that is quickly getting bigger and bigger in the film industry. He is best known for his roles in The Hobbit Trilogy, Spartacus and on the TV Show Arrow. “Manu has been getting called to do so many acting jobs that he is soon to be out of our reach…” says SFCC. They urge you to come out and see him this October while you still can. His panel will be at 4pm on Saturday.
Naomi Grossman is best known for her role as Pepper on American Horror Story and fans are excited to see her return to the show for American Horror Story; Freak Show. A Santa Fe native, Naomi Grossman returns to the land of enchantment Saturday and Sunday for autographs, photo ops, and to speak with fans. Her panel will be at 2pm on Saturday.
Who you gonna call?! ERNIE HUDSON! Ghostbuster fans rejoice! Winston Zeddemore will be at SFCC! Best known for his role in Ghostbusters, Ernie Hudson is a highly sought after actor in Hollywood. He is also known for his roles on Heroes, Torchwood, Oz, The Secret Life of an American Teenager, and The Crow. His panel will be at 5pm on Saturday. He will also be doing photo ops in front of the Albuquerque Ghost Busters car! Don’t miss out!
They were warned. They are doomed. And during Santa Fe Comic Con nothing will save them! That’s right! The original Jason Voorhees actor, Ari Lehman will be joining the line up as well. Best known for Friday the 13th, Lehman also plays in the “Monster Metal” band “First Jason” aptly named after his 1980’s role. His band will be playing at SFCC, date, location, and ticket prices TBA.
She’s creepy and she’s kooky, mysterious and spooky, she’s all together ooky, Lisa Loring! Best known for her childhood role as Wednesday Addams and later as Cricket Montgomery on “As the World Turns”, Lisa Loring will be attending the convention as well. Schedule TBA.
The power of Comic Con compels you! Best known for her role as Regan in “The Exorcist” and Jane Pascal in “Murder, She Wrote” Golden Globe winner, Linda Blair is excited to join SFCC. She will be having a Q&A Saturday at 3pm and Sunday at 2pm. Bring holy water!
As you can see, SFCC has a line up of some amazing guests from the Film and Media industry. Other stars attending the convention include Jenna Lind, Rashaad Santiago, Sarah French, Thomas Churchill, Nakia Burrise, Blake Foster, John Morton, Priscilla Barnes and many more. Don’t miss any of these stars and be sure to buy your tickets for Santa Fe Comic Con here. Tickets for the whole weekend are $35 for adults and $15 for children. VIP tickets are also available starting at $75. Police, Active Military, and Fire Fighters get in for free.
Photos courtesy of Santa Fe Comic Con