Astin, Winkler, Swallow & Eckstein Among 14 Additions To FAN EXPO New Orleans Celebrity Lineup

The celeb roster at Lover EXPO New Orleans grew by a whopping 14 with today’s announcement that Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings, The Goonies), Henry Winkler (“Happy Times,” “Barry”), Emily Swallow (“The Mandalorian,” “Supernatural”), Ashley Eckstein (“Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” Her Universe founder), “The Office environment” standouts Kate Flanery and Leslie Baker and eight some others will go to the function, January 6-8 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Middle.

Modern lineup additions also stand for a wide range of Television set, movie, gaming and animation franchises. They include Billy West (“Futurama”), Royce Johnson (“Daredevil,” “The Punisher”), Matt Lanter and James Arnold Taylor (“Star Wars: The Clone Wars”), David Hayter (X-Guys, “Metal Gear Stable”) and the “Super Mario” trio of Charles Martinet, Samantha Kelly and Kenny James.

Astin has demonstrated his innate potential to share his coronary heart with the environment as a result of this sort of iconic roles as “Mikey Walsh” in The Goonies, the title character of Rudy, “Samwise Gamgee” in the LOTR trilogy, and “Bob Newby” in “Stranger Issues 2,” roles that epitomize hope, perseverance and loyalty. Sean’s the latest attribute movies involve the award successful thriller Adverse (2020) the family comedy Hero Manner (2021) Charming the Hearts of Guys (2021) and this year’s comedy iMordecai.

Winkler first captured the nation’s notice as the leather-based-jacket sporting, motorcycle-using “Arthur Fonzarelli,” a.k.a. the “Fonz” in the legendary series “Delighted Times.” He has gone on to produce Tv shows like “MacGyver,” direct a number of films, act in plays and aspect movies, and creator the common Hank Zipzer kid’s e book sequence, with co-author Lin Oliver, about the adventures and misadventures of the at any time resourceful, but having difficulties college student named Hank.

With her portrayal of “The Armorer” in “The Mandalorian” in the strike Netflix sequence “The Mandalorian,” Swallow added another part to her escalating resume. She also appeared as “Kim Fischer,” a regular on “The Mentalist” and as “Amara / The Darkness” in the 11th time of “Supernatural.” She also lent her voice to the position of “Lisa Tepes” in the animated Netflix fantasy motion series “Castlevania.”

In addition to voicing “Ahsoka Tano” in a lot of iterations of the “Star Wars” franchise, beginning with 2018’s “The Clone Wars,” Eckstein founded the style label Her Universe, committed to giving fashionable, vogue-ahead goods for feminine sci-fi followers.

The 14 newcomers to the Lover EXPO New Orleans celebrity area be part of a star-studded roster that presently consists of famous filmmaker Sam Raimi (Spider-Male, The Evil Dead franchise) Matthew Lewis (“Neville Longbottom”) and Bonnie Wright (“Ginny Weasley”) of the Harry Potter franchise Katee Sackhoff (“The Mandalorian,” “Battlestar Galactica”) Christina Ricci (“Addams Family,” “Wednesday”) Giancarlo Esposito (“The Mandalorian,” “Breaking Negative”) Carl Weathers (“The Mandalorian,” “Predator”) the “Stranger Factors” trio of Joseph Quinn, Grace Van Dien and Eduardo Franco Anson Mount (“Star Trek: Discovery,” “Star Trek: Peculiar New Worlds) and the stars of “Trailer Park Boys” Mike Smith, John Paul Tremblay and Robb Wells. The function will boast a highlighted lineup of stars, voice actors, creators, cosplayers, authors, exhibitors, powerful programming, meet and greets, particular events, family zones and additional.

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