Usually, in order to have the opportunity to meet and hear from, talk to and take photos with over 50 stars of television and film, one would have to travel to somewhere like Atlanta or San Diego for Dragon Con or Comic-Con International, respectively, or even Toronto’s Fan Expo. Maybe even Chicago’s venerable Wizard World Comic-Con or C2E2 might muster as much star power, but fortunately, you don’t have to travel this spring to meet many of your favorite stars right here in Nashville’s Music City Center. Heroes & Villains returns with their concurrent Walker Stalker Fan Fest event Saturday and Sunday, May 12-13, 2018.
If you like shows like Arrow, Gotham, Battlestar Galactica, The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead, Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and The Gifted, you have got to get to this event and meet the actors! Along with the phenomenal lineup of fan favorites photo ops, and panel presentations, artist alley, cosplayers and vendors galore will keep you entertained for two fun-filled days. Pricing is competitive with similar events around the country these days. This is a good time to attend, because there will be no Wizard World Comic Con in Nashville this year, nor a GMX, nor a Con of Thrones. So, outside of Hypericon in July, this is basically it for fandom convention-style events this year in middle Tennessee.
Scheduled to appear
Celebrity Guests (all guests are appearing on Saturday and Sunday) scheduled include: Stephen Amell (Oliver Queen, Arrow / Casey Jones, TMNT); John Barrowman (Malcolm Merlyn, Arrow / Jack Harkness, Torchwood); Amy Acker (Kate Strucker, The Gifted / Fred Burkle, Angel / Root, Person of Interest); Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Negan on The Walking Dead / The Comedian in Watchmen / John Winchester on Supernatural); Ray Fisher (Cyborg, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice); Daniel Sharman (Isaac Lahey, Teen Wolf / Kol Mikaelson, The Originals and Troy Otto, Fear the Walking Dead); Gregg Sulkin (Chase Stein, Marvel’s Runaways); Emma Dumont (Polaris, The Gifted); Jeff Daniel Phillips (Fade, The Gifted / Tenderloin, Westworld); Edward James Olmos (Admiral William Adama, Battlestar Galactica / Robert Gonzales, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. / Gaff, Blade Runner); Mary McDonnell (Laura Roslin, Battlestar Galactica / Sharon Raydor, Major Crimes / Rose, Donnie Darko); Katee Sackhoff (Amunet Black, The Flash / Kara Thrace, Battlestar Galactica); Danielle Panabaker (Caitlin Snow, The Flash); Franz Drameh (Jefferson Jackson, Legends of Tomorrow); Brandon Routh (Ray Palmer, Legends of Tomorrow / Superman, Superman Returns); Courtney Ford (Nora Darhk, Legends of Tomorrow / Christine Hill, Dexter / Kelly Kline, Supernatural); David Ramsey (John Diggle, Arrow); Katie Cassidy (Laurel Lance, Arrow); Josh Segarra (Adrian Chase, Arrow); Juliana Harkavy (Dinah Drake, Arrow / Alisha, The Walking Dead); Katrina Law (Nyssa al Ghul, Arrow); Robin Lord Taylor (Oswald Cobblepot “The Penguin,” Gotham); Drew Powell (Butch, Gotham); Michael Rooker (Yondu, Guardians of the Galaxy / Merle, The Walking Dead); Norman Reedus (Daryl, The Walking Dead); Tom Payne (Jesus, The Walking Dead); Chandler Riggs (Carl Grimes, The Walking Dead); Michael Cudlitz (Abraham Ford, The Walking Dead); Scott Wilson (Hershel, The Walking Dead); Khary Payton (Ezekiel, The Walking Dead); Josh McDermitt (Eugene Porter, The Walking Dead); Christian Serratos (Rosita, The Walking Dead); Sydney Park (Cyndie, The Walking Dead); Alanna Masterson (Tara, The Walking Dead); Pollyanna McIntosh (Jadis, The Walking Dead); Katelyn Nacon (Enid, The Walking Dead); Alexandra Breckenridge (Sophie, This is Us / Jessie, The Walking Dead); Madison Lintz (Sophia, The Walking Dead); Steven Ogg (Simon, The Walking Dead / Trevor, Grand Theft Auto 5); Xander Berkeley (Gregory, The Walking Dead); Macsen Lintz (Henry, The Walking Dead); Austin Amelio (Dwight, The Walking Dead); Ross Marquand (Aaron, The Walking Dead); Seth Gilliam (Father Gabriel, The Walking Dead); Kim Dickens (Madison, Fear the Walking Dead); Colman Domingo (Victor, Fear the Walking Dead); Kevin Zegers (Owen Burke, Gracepoint & Alec Lightwood, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones); Jenna Elfman (Naomi, Fear the Walking Dead); Danay Garcia (Luciana, Fear the Walking Dead / Sofia, Prison Break); Sean Patrick Flanery (Connor, Boondock Saints); David Della Rocco (Rocco, Boondock Saints); Chris 51 (Epic Ink on A&E); Rob Prior – Celebrity Artist; Jason Palmer – Featured Artist; Kirk Manley – Featured Artist; Scott Spillman – Featured Artist; and Brian C. Roll – Featured Artist.
Unfortunately, David Mazouz (Bruce Wayne / Gotham) & Steven Yeun (Glenn / The Walking Dead) will not be able to join us here in Nashville as they were scheduled to do so earlier this year. Guests are always subject to cancellation or schedule change, due to professional commitments. Although most guests are available for the duration of the event, due to limited availability some guests are only available for a single day. Appearance day(s) and changes will be posted on the event webpage. Note that some guests may have substantial autograph lines. Priority will be given to VIP-level pass holders, and lines may be capped to ensure everyone waiting is seen.
General Admission provides access to all general panels, the artist alley, and vendor hall; Saturday is $55.00 and Sunday is $45.00; a 2 Day General Admission Ticket is $90.00, and adds a unique Fan Fest badge & lanyard by Rob Prior. Military & Veterans get Free General Admission; simply bring a valid Military ID, Dependent ID, or a copy of your DD-214 form to Will Call. Police and First Responders can also receive a free General Admission pass by showing a valid ID. Child Admission is Free for 10 & Under, accompanied by a ticketed adult (limit two children per ticketed adult). Children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Photo Ops & Autographs must be purchased separately.
A Limited VIP 2-Day Pass is $220.00, and adds dedicated VIP Autograph & Photo Op lines; priority seating behind Platinum & Gold VIPs for all panels; Early Entry to Heroes & Villains and concurrent Walker Stalker Con all weekend; a unique Fan Fest badge & lanyard by Rob Prior, along with access to all general panels, the artist alley, and vendor hall.
An Extremely Limited Gold VIP is $700.00, and adds 2 Individual Autographs of your choice, 2 Individual Photo Ops of your choice (no group or duo photos), Exclusive Souvenir Pin, Dedicated Gold VIP Autograph and Photo Op Lines (once per celebrity), Priority reserved seating for all panels (behind Platinum VIPs), Early Entry to Heroes & Villains and concurrent Walker Stalker Con all weekend, and a Unique Fan Fest badge & lanyard by Rob Prior.
Real hard core super fans can enjoy their most intimate fan experience, the treat of a lifetime with this one. A Platinum VIP (Extremely Limited) at $1,400.00, includes convention concierge services, Lunch in the Green Room on Saturday & Sunday, 4 Individual Autographs of your choice, 4 Individual Photo Ops of your choice (no group or duo photos), Premium line access for Autograph & Photo Op lines (once per celebrity), Convention Souvenir Pin, Early Entry to the Convention Hall all weekend, Premium reserved seating for all panels, and a unique Fan Fest badge & lanyard by Rob Prior, along with access to all general panels, the artist alley, and vendor hall. Due to the added services & access, parents with Platinum passes are required to provide a Platinum pass for their children.
See you there!