Pop Culture

The Falcon, Hershel Greene to Appear at Comicpalooza

Anthony Mackie, a.k.a. Falcon
Anthony Mackie, a.k.a. Falcon Photo courtesy of Comicpalooza
Houston’s premiere comic and pop culture convention, Comicpalooza, is just a month away, and it’s still adding to its star-studded lineup of celebrities for fans to meet and mingle with.

Their Marvel Cinematic (and Television) Universe track just got a whole lot more interesting. Anthony Mackie, who played Sam “The Falcon” Wilson in all three Captain America movies, as well as Avengers: Age of Ultron and Ant-Man, just signed up to appear. Autographs will be priced at $75, and photo opportunities at $95. Be sure to pre-register, as Mackie is available only on Saturday, May 13.

Mackie will be joined by two other rising Marvel stars: Finn Jones, who recently starred in the Netflix series Iron Fist, and Mike Colter, the title character in Marvel’s Luke Cage. Both men will be joining Daredevil and Jessica Jones in the upcoming Defenders crossover event scheduled for August of this year. Maybe you can sneak some spoilers out of them while they’re visiting.

If zombies are more your style, Comicpalooza has that covered as well. The convention already has a fairly impressive Walking Dead track this year, and now you can add Scott Wilson, who played Hershel Greene. Currently his availability and pricing for autographs and photos is unknown.

Three other Walking Dead alumni will also be on hand if you’re trying to fill out your autograph book (is that still a thing?): Steven Ogg (Simon), Chad Coleman (Tyrese) and Lawrence Gilliard Jr. (Bob Stookey). The panel schedule hasn’t been posted yet, but you can bet that with four cast members attending, there should be at least one chance to hear them reminisce about what it’s like to film one of television’s most exciting horror dramas. There is also a Walking Dead group photo opportunity all three days for $175.

With a month to go before the big event, it’s a pretty sure bet that we can expect a few more guest announcements between now and when the gates open at the George R. Brown. Keep an eye out here for more information as it becomes available.

Comicpalooza returns to the George R. Brown Convention Center May 12-14.
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