Fan Expo will bring thousands of people to the Morial Convention Center

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NEW ORLEANS – Anthony Mackie, William Shatner, Stephen Amell and Michael Rooker are among the celebrities attending the 2022 New Orleans Fan Expo January 7-9 at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Thousands of pop culture fans will be on hand to celebrate movies, television, games, shows, comics, science fiction, graphic novels, toys, original artwork, artifacts collections, contests and more.

Attendees have the opportunity to screen trailers for upcoming films, compete for the best costumes, listen to panel discussions, and “prepare for the zombie apocalypse”. Topics for the panel include Women in Sci-Fi, Cosplay 101, and How to Start a YouTube Channel.

Celebrities scheduled to appear include:

  • Avengers / Captain America star and New Orleans native Anthony Mackie
  • Star Trek and Boston Legal Legend William Shatner
  • Doctor Who / Torchwood actor John Barrowman
  • Arrow directing Stephen Amell
  • 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
  • Ming-Na Wen (The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett)
  • Jessie Usher (The Boys, Shaft)
  • My Hero Academia voice actors Justin Briner and Christopher Sabat

There will also be hundreds of comic book creators, exhibitors and sellers.

The show was previously called Wizard World New Orleans (2011-2022) and is now being promoted by Fan Expo, which will host 17 pop culture events across North America in 2022.

Tickets can be purchased online at

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