BOSTON – San Diego Comic-Con has become the hub of trailer releases, movie news, and more. The D23 Expo is the biggest source for all things Disney.
The two biggest cultural conventions in the United States are pretty much household names at this point. What used to be events for niche nerd culture have become the place to be for fans of all popular forms of entertainment every summer.
When it comes to Boston, however, the biggest pop culture event is definitely Fan Expo Boston (formerly known as Boston Comic-Con) as fans from all over flock in wearing cosplay or press passes to play games, meet like-minded people, and moon over celebrities.
Some celebrities who have attended at Boston's Comic-Con / Fan Expo in the past include Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings), Hayley Atwell (Agent Carter), Stan Lee (Marvel Comics), Gillian Anderson (The X-Files), William Shatner (Star Trek), Anthony Daniels (Star Wars), Karen Gillan (Guardians of the Galaxy), Jeff Goldblum (Jurassic Park), and Jason Momoa (Aquaman).
But the 2019 Fan Expo Boston promised to be the biggest one yet in the event’s 9-year history. So who was spotted around Boston over the weekend?
The biggest celebrity in attendance was probably John Travolta; you may have heard of him. Travolta starred in such massive films as Grease, Saturday Night Fever, and Pulp Fiction. His most recent star turn was in the Emmy-winning miniseries, American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson.
Also in attendance was Zachary Levi, the former star of Chuck who also had leading roles in Tangled and 2019’s Shazam!. He appeared at events during all three days of Fan Expo.
Astin made his return to the event as well, alongside his co-stars from The Goonies, Corey Feldman and Ke Huy Quan. A number of leading television actors also appeared, including Once Upon a Time’s Jennifer Morrison and Luke Cage’s Mike Colter. Additionally, beloved voice actors like Disney’s Jodi Benson (The Little Mermaid) and Frank Welker (Aladdin) and Nickelodeon’s Rodger Bumpass (SpongeBob SquarePants) and Grey DeLisle (The Fairly Odd Parents) were in Boston.
Lastly, one guest who had many comic book fans over the moon with excitement was Todd McFarlane, who created Spawn and appears in public very rarely.
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