Smallville Comic Con schedule, celebrity guests announced for 2022

The weekend of the year Smallville Comic-ConHutchinson transforms into Smallville, home of Superman and thousands of comic book, movie, and literature lovers.

The convention returns June 18-19 at the Kansas State Fairgrounds. Some events include costume contests, Superman-related actors, and famous illustrators like Jason Keith, an illustrator from Marvel’s “Avengers Forever,” “Thor,” and “Star Wars” comic book series.

Convention organizers invited five celebrity guests, four special guests, five exhibits, over 130 exhibitors and six cosplayers – cosplayers are people who engage in cosplay, which is the act of portraying a character from a book, a movie or a video game.

Ticket prices remain the same as last year, with adult tickets Saturday costing $25 and Sunday $20, children’s passes costing $10 with two-day passes costing adults $30 or $20 for kids.

What to expect for Smallville Comic Con 2022

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Smallville features a wide variety of activities, exhibits, celebrities, and contests in the Sunflower North, South, and Meadowlark buildings.

Jon Robinson, owner of Smallville Comic Con, said he is using two rooms for panels, with the main room hosting celebrity guests and featured exhibitors, while the other room will host artists, authors and workshops for visitors. .

One of the exhibitors The smugglers roomwill offer demonstrations to the public during two round tables, one at 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 18 and another at 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 19.

Attendance at panels is free with the purchase of a convention ticket, and room times for the second panel can be found online.

“I like when we see a lot of questions on panels, and the panelists like to interact,” Robinson said.

Two replica Batmobiles, a life-size “Star Wars” A-wing, a life-size “Star Wars TIE-Fighter”, Boba Fett’s throne from “Book of Boba” and the Flintstones car from “The Flintstones” will be available for photo ops throughout the two-day convention.

Four special guests, including Keith, will talk about their careers in the illustration industry. Others are Ed Lavallee, a comic writer for “Archeon” and “Pop Star Assassin,” Ed Bickford, an illustrator for “American Chop Suey,” and Rick Stasi, an artist and writer for DC Comics, Marvel Comics, and Lucas. Movies.

Famous Guests in Smallville

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Five celebrity guests will attend panel discussions and socialize throughout the two-day convention, sharing their industry experiences.

JJ Cohen

JJ Cohen begins the Celebrity Panelist program at noon on Saturday, June 18, where he will talk about his career and share stories with fans.

Cohen began his Hollywood career in 1985 as Shooter Spinelli in “Paradise Motel.” He then starred in all three “Back to the Future” films as part of Biff’s gang, one of six actors to have repeated roles throughout the trilogy.

Robinson said Cohen enjoys giving gifts to fans while dressed up as “Back to the Future” characters.

“He’s got a whole bunch of stuff he brings – he loves hanging out with the fans,” Robinson said.

John Wesley Ship

John Wesley Ship starred as The Flash in the 1990s CBS television series “The Flash” and continues to portray characters in superhero movies and on television.

His nearly 40 years in the television industry include the long-running television series “One Life to Live”, portraying Eddie Ford. In the modern television series “The Flash” he plays Jay Garrick.

Shipp will appear on a panel at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 18 and later meet and greet fans throughout the convention.

Mariel Hemingway

Mariel Hemingway started in the film industry after her breakout role as Kathy McCormick in the 1976 film “Lipstick”. She later appeared in “Superman IV: The Quest for Peace” in 1987, she played the role of Lacy Warfield.

From 1976 to 1993, Hemingway received two Golden Globe nominations, an Oscar nomination and a British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award nomination.

Hemingway and Jack O’Halloran will appear on the same panel at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 18.

Jack O’Halloran

O’Halloran hit the cinematic scene as Moose Mallow in the 1975 film “Farwell, My Lovely” and later portrayed the Kryptonian character Non in “Superman” and “Superman II” in 1978 and 1980.

He continues to act, having five films in pre-production plus a TV mini-series titled “A Study in Red Trilogy”.

Stefan Kapicic

Ryan Reynolds and Stefan Kapicic in Deadpool (2016) Twentieth Century Fox (courtesy)

Stefan Kapicicwho portrayed Colossus in “Deadpool” and “Deadpool 2,” will appear on panels and speak with attendees at Smallville.

Kapicic’s career in Eastern Europe and the United States includes television series, films and video games. He portrayed Nikolai in “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare” and “Casper” in “Better Call Saul.”

Kapicic will close the celebrity panels at 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 18.

Three of the eight celebrities invited to the canceled convention this year, including Jeff East, Brett Cullen and Sarah Douglas.

Daniel K. Denny