John Travolta is Coming to FAN EXPO Boston!
Legendary comic creator Todd McFarlane also slated to appear
(Boston, MA) – July 24, 2019 – FAN EXPO Boston announced today that award-winning actor John Travolta will stop by the show while on promotional tour for his new film THE FANATIC! He will be bringing an exclusive sneak preview before its release in theaters on August 30th. The sneak preview will be held at FAN EXPO Boston on Saturday evening, August 17th and Travolta will appear at the show on Sunday, August 18th. The film is about a rabid film fan, played by Travolta, who is obsessed with his favorite action hero. FAN EXPO Boston also announced that legendary comic creator Todd McFarlane, co-founder of Image Comics, creator of Spawn, and superstar Spider-Man artist has also been confirmed to appear at the show.
“We are beyond excited to welcome John Travolta to FAN EXPO Boston,” said Andrew Moyes, FAN EXPO Boston Vice President. “Fans will get a chance to see a sneak preview of his new film THE FANATIC and also meet the famous actor at the show. We are also thrilled to welcome Todd McFarlane in a rare appearance, his time coming to FAN EXPO Boston. Spawn fans will be delighted to see the legendary comic creator in the flesh.”
Travolta’s long career includes Grease, Saturday Night Fever, Pulp Fiction, Boston-filmed A Civil Action, and voice work in the 2008 animated film Bolt. He joins other celebrity guests from hit movies and television shows including Zachary Levi from the hit DC movie Shazam!; the cast of Boy Meets World, including William Daniels; Peter Capaldi of Doctor Who, in his first east coast appearance; Sean Young, Rutger Hauer and Edward James Olmos of Blade Runner; Stephen Amell of Arrow; Corey Feldman of The Lost Boys, The Goonies and Stand By Me; Sean Astin of The Goonies, Lord of the Rings, and Netflix’s Stranger Things; and Ke Huy Quan of The Goonies and Indiana Jones.
McFarlane joins other comic luminaries including Mike Mignola, creator of HELLBOY, first time appearance of superstar creator Marc Silvestri, and legendary creator Arthur “Art” Adams.
Tickets start at $35 and are available to be shipped to fans in the U.S. Celebrity photo ops, autograph sessions, workshops, and panel discussions will be available throughout the weekend. For more information about these and other special attractions visit www.fanexpoboston.com/en/attractions/general-attractions.html.
For those interested in meeting the rising stars in the comic industry and those who work the front lines, they will once again have that opportunity in Artist Alley. Here visitors will find comics, graphic novels, limited edition prints and best of all, original art and sketches from your favorite artists.
FAN EXPO Boston 2019 also features experiences including Kids Zone & Family Lounge, with activities such as LEGO play stations, arts and crafts tables and cartoons, Cosplay Costume Contests for Adults and Kids and official after-parties throughout the weekend.
FAN EXPO BOSTON GUEST HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:
- Stephen Amell (Arrow)
- Pamela Anderson (Baywatch, Barb Wire, V.I.P.)
- Sean Astin (The Goonies and Lord of the Rings)
- Peter Capaldi (Doctor Who)
- Mike Colter (Luke Cage)
- Corey Feldman (The Lost Boys, The Goonies and Stand By Me)
- Danielle Fishel (Boy Meets World)
- Jason David Frank (Power Rangers)
- Will Friedle (Boy Meets World)
- Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner)
- Tyler Hoechlin (Super Girl, Teen Wolf)
- Zachary Levi (Shazam!)
- Rose McIver (Zombie)
- Edward James Olmos (Blade Runner)
- Ke Huy Quan (The Goonies and Indiana Jones)
- Michael Rosenbaum (Smallville)
- Ben Savage (Boy Meets World)
- Rider Strong (Boy Meets World)
- John Travolta (THE FANATIC!)
- Sean Young (Blade Runner)
- Tom Welling (Smallville)
FEATURE COMIC GUESTS INCLUDE:
- Arthur ‘Art’ Adams (Legendary Creator)
- Heather Antos (Editor, Valiant Entertainment)
- Simon Bisley (Legendary Illustrator)
- Greg Capullo (Last Knight on Earth)
- Joyce Chin (Cover Artist)
- Frank Cho (Skyborne and Cover Artist)
- Clay Crain (Cover Artist)
- Jeff Dekal (Marvel Cover Artist)
- Scott Hanna (Legendary Inker)
- Mike Henderson (Dead Man Logan)
- Jody Houser (Stranger Things)
- Steve Lavigne (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
- Ash Maczko (Squarriors)
- Clay Mann (Heroes in Crisis)
- Todd McFarlane (SPAWN)
- Mike Mignola (HELLBOY and P.R.D.)
- Sara Richard (My Little Pony)
- Don Rosa (Uncle Scrooge)
- Matthew Rosenberg (Uncanny X-Men)
- Marc Silvestri (Superstar Creator)
- Gail Simone (Domino Hotshots and Plastic Man)
- Chris Soule (Return of Wolverine and MCP)
- Peter Tomasi (Detective Comics)
- Ashley Witter (Star Wars: Doctor Aphra)
VOICE ACTORS INCLUDE:
- Jodi Benson (The Little Mermaid)
- Rodger Bumpass (Spongebob Squarepants)
- Peter Cullen (Transformers)
- Grey Delisle (Fairly Oddparents)
- John DiMaggio (Futurama)
- Vanessa Marshall (Star Wars: Rebels)
- Patricia Summersett (The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild)
- Frank Welker (Transformers)
For complete list of guests and information, please visit www.fanexpoboston.com. Tickets are now on sale for FAN EXPO Boston. There are multiple options for ticket packages including single day pass, deluxe pass, family pass, child pass, premium pass, and VIP package. To learn more about the different packages or to purchase tickets visit www.fanexpoboston.com/en/tickets/admission.
ABOUT FAN EXPO HQ
FAN EXPO Boston is owned by FAN EXPO HQ, one of the largest entertainment convention groups in North America. Collectively it hosts over 500,000 fans annually at FAN EXPO Canada, FAN EXPO Dallas, Calgary Expo, MEGACON Orlando, FAN EXPO Boston, Edmonton Expo, Dallas Fan Days, Toronto Comicon, and FAN EXPO Vancouver.