Stars align for 30th Anniversary Dragon Con

Last updated on August 19th, 2016 at 04:59 pm

(top l-r) Chris Chalk, Ciara Renee, Dave Fennoy and Beau Billingslea, (bottom row l-r) Jarod Joseph, Roger Cross, Kandyse McClure, and Peter Williams.

(top l-r) Chris Chalk, Ciara Renee, Dave Fennoy and Beau Billingslea, (bottom row l-r) Jarod Joseph, Roger Cross, Kandyse McClure, and Peter Williams.

Guests from Star Trek, Star Wars: Rogue One, Game of Thrones, Guardians of the Galaxy, Dr. Who, Marvel’s Daredevil, The 100, Dark Matter, Arrow, Lord of the Rings, and other top television shows and movies will shine brightly at Dragon Con this Labor Day weekend.

William Shatner, Karl Urban, Roger Cross, Ciara Renee, Chris Chalk, Jarod Jospeh, Kandyse McClure, Peter Willliams, Dave Fennoy, Beau Billingsley, Alan Tudyk, Alex Kingston, Jack Gleeson, and Charlie Cox lead a long list of television and movie stars coming to Atlanta to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Dragon Con, Atlanta’s internationally known pop culture, fantasy, science fiction, and gaming convention.

This year’s convention features main cast members from some of the most popular shows on television, including NBC’s Gotham, CW’s “Arrow-verse” (Arrow, Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow), NBC’s Grimm, BBC’s Torchwood, CW’s iZombie, Syfy’s Dark Matter, CW’s The 100, and Fox’s X-files.

Shatner, best known as Capt. Kirk from the original Star Trek series, and Urban, who plays Dr. McCoy in the movie franchise reboot, will help Dragon Con mark 50 years of Star Trek. From the Star Wars franchise, Rogue One’s Alan Tudyk will be there. Gillian Anderson, half of the Mulder Scully duo from television’s X-files, returns.

More stars appearing at DragonCon.

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Meet Sam J. Jones and Melody Anderson from the 1980 cult movie classic Flash Gordon, and Gil Gerard and Erin Gray from NBC’s Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, representing classic science fiction from 1970s and 1980s.

Brett Dalton, HYDRA leader Grant Ward on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., will also be among the many fan favorites on hand to lead discussions, talk with fans, take photos and sign autographs during the four-day convention.

“We are delighted to have so many guests from so many of today’s most popular or, in the case of classic science fiction, best loved shows and movies to join us for our 30th Anniversary celebration,” convention co-chair Rachel Reeves said. “Overall, we will have some 400 guests – actors, authors, artists and other creators and experts – from across science, science fiction, and fantasy worlds, in whatever medium.”

An estimated 75,000 people are expected to attend Dragon Con 2016, filling downtown Atlanta over the Labor Day weekend, from Friday, September 2 through Monday, September 5, with hundreds of events and activities across AmericasMart Buildings #1 and #2 and five host hotels – Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Marriott Marquis, Hilton Atlanta, Westin Peachtree, and Sheraton Atlanta.

Three popular leads from BBC’s enduring Dr. Who series will appear at Dragon Con this year — Alex Kingston, Arthur Darvill and Karen Gillan. Gillan also plays Nebula in Guardians of the Galaxy. Darvill can be currently seen in the CW’s Legends of Tomorrow, along with Ciara Renee.

Dragon Con is the internationally known pop culture convention held each Labor Day in Atlanta. Organized for fans, Dragon Con features more than 3,000 hours of comics, film, television, costuming, art, music, and gaming over four days. For more information, please visit www. dragoncon.org and follow on Facebook and Twitter.