Over the weekend, Music City will play host to Heroes & Villains FanFest with a star-studded line-up of actors from CW shows and Marvel films.
Heroes & Villains FanFest, a product of Stephen Amell and James Frazier (founder of Walker Stalker Con) will take over the Music City Center in downtown Nashville over the weekend of July 8 and 9, 2017. Some of the most popular actors from shows and films such as Arrow, The Flash, Gotham, Agents of SHIELD, Guardians of the Galaxy and more will speak to the audience, meet fans, pose for photos and sign autographs.
The celebrity guests on hand include Stephen Amell, John Barrowman, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton, Michael Rooker, Sean Gunn, Chris Sullivan, David Ramsey, Willa Holland, Echo Kellum, Katrina Law, Maggie Geha, Madison McLaughlin, Michael Rowe, Caity Lotz, Drew Powell, Sean Pertwee, and David Mazouz.
While the autograph sessions and photo op purchases are available on site and online with schedules changing until the day of, Heroes & Villains FanFest has released a schedule for the weekend's panels which are free for all attendees, taking place within the Main Stage at the convention.
Saturday's schedule offers fans the main event of the convention as the Green Arrow himself will be playing host to a panel on the Main Stage, moderated by ComicBook.com's Brandon Davis.
Here is the schedule for Saturday as it stands:
- 10:45 AM - Arrow: John Barrowman
- 12:15 PM - Pop Culture Artist, Rob Prior
- 1:30 PM - Arrow: Stephen Amell
- 2:45 PM - Agents of SHIELD: Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton
- 4:00 PM - Cosplay Contest
Each of the panelists will also be available at their own booths on the floor. The cosplay contest will assemble cosplayers of any theme, however, the convention enforces strict rules about prop weapons which can be found on the Heroes & Villains FanFest website.
Sunday's schedule sees several ensemble panels with casts of Arrow and Gotham assembling on the Heroes & Villains FanFest's Main Stage.
Here is the schedule for Sunday's convention:
- 10:45 AM - Arrow: David Ramsey, Willa Holland, Katrina Law, Caity Lotz, Echu Kellum
- 12:00 PM - Art Demo: Brian C. Roll
- 1:15 PM - Guardians of the Galaxy: Michael Rooker
- 2:30 PM - Gotham: David Mazouz, Drew Powell, Sean Pertwee, Maggie Geha
- 3:45 PM - Guardians of the Galaxy: Sean Gunn, Chris Sullivan
Sunday's panel schedule includes the only guests from Marvel Studios productions, with a trio of cast members from Guardians of the Galaxy being sprinkled throughout the day. Rooker plays Yondu in both films (also known as Merle Dixon on The Walking Dead), Gunn plays Kraglin, and Sullivan played Taserface in this year's Vol. 2.