Ready for a new type of fan experience?
If you're into Silicon Valley Comic Con, Comicpalooza, and FanFest, listen up and mark your calendars, dear readers. Fandemic Tour, a new touring comic con, is set to debut at the Sacramento Convention Center June 22-24, 2018!
The three-day comic-con convention will bring together celebrities, well-known and emerging comic artists, cosplayers, and passionate fans — and feature an awesome lineup of panels including a Q&A with the current and former cast members of The Walking Dead (!), a panel celebrating the 20th-anniversary of Charmed with Holly Marie Combs and Charisma Carpenter, and a This Is Us panel with Milo Ventimiglia and Chris Sullivan.
The event will also feature a panel on fandom and shipping by the editors here at Zimbio — but we'll have plenty of fun updates on that in the weeks to come.
Other celebrities slated to appear include Bruce Campbell, Robert Englund, Tom Welling, and Nikki and Brie Bella. All Main Stage programing will be moderated by actress Clare Kramer.
Fandemic Tour is produced by the former CEO of Wizard World, John Macaluso. He's bringing the first show to Sacramento and, later this year, a new one in Houston, which was rescheduled from 2017 due to Hurricane Harvey.
"Sacramento has always been a great city for my shows and I can’t wait to bring the celebrities, creators, and fans together!”, said Macaluso in the press release. “We have an incredibly solid celebrity and creator lineup that fans are excited about. We’ve been very impressed so far with the great support we’ve received from the city and the fans who have helped spread the word about our new show."
Here are some programming highlights from the official press release to get you amped for the event:
-A rare Q&A with current and former cast members of The Walking Dead (Saturday)
-A This is Us panel with Milo Ventimiglia and Chris Sullivan (Saturday)
-Interactive Q&A’s with individual celebrities including Bruce Campbell (Friday), John Schneider (Friday), Tom Welling (Saturday), Michael Rooker (Sunday), and Robert Englund (Sunday)
-Angel Gets Charmed (celebrating the 20th-anniversary of Charmed) featuring Holly Marie Combs and Charisma Carpenter (Saturday)
-WWE™ The Bella Twins™, Nikki and Brie Bella (Sunday)
-The Walking Dead Fireside chat regarding the "Most Spectacular Deaths" featuring Chandler Riggs and Steven Yeun
-Buffy Meets Angel Playback with host Clare Kramer, and featuring James Marsters, Christian Kane, and Charisma Carpenter (Sunday)
-"Why Comic Books Will Only Get Bigger No Matter What Critics Say" with comic art legend Neal Adams (Friday)
...In other words, get thee to Sacramento this June.
See you all in a few weeks!