Alabama Comic Con will bring pop culture fanfare and famous guests to Birmingham this weekend
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (WIAT) – The Alabama Comic Con and My Hero Convention will be held at the BJCC this weekend, bringing together celebrities, vendors, artists and fan groups for two days of pop culture marching band.
Events are scheduled to take place on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission is listed at $ 30 per day or $ 50 for the weekend. People with a military ID can pay $ 20 per day. Children ten and under can enter for free with a paying adult.
Several guests are scheduled to attend the convention where fans can get autographs, take photos or attend Q&A sessions. From actors and wrestlers to illustrators and cosplayers, below is a list of those considering making an appearance.
John Barrowman | Actor – Barrowman is a Scottish-born American actor, writer, presenter, singer and comic book writer, best known for playing Captain Jack Harkness in “Torchwood” and “Doctor Who”, as well as Malcolm Merlyn in “Arrow”.
Sting | Pro-Wrestler – Steve Borden, known by the ring name “Sting”, is an American professional wrestler who has competed in several wrestling promotions including WWE, AEW, WCW, NWA, TNA, UWF and Mid South. He is a 14-time world champion who has a career spanning more than five decades.
Britt Baker | Pro-Wrestler – Baker is an American professional wrestler and dentist who made her wrestling debut in 2015. She became the first woman to sign with AEW and is the current female world champion with the promotion.
Booker T | Pro-Wrestler – Booker T. Huffman Jr., known as the ring name “Booker T”, is an American professional wrestler, promoter and commentator. He is signed to WWE, but is best known for his time in WCW where he held 21 titles, making him the most decorated wrestler in WCW history.
Ryan Hurst | Actor – Hurst is an American actor who has played roles in “We Were Soldiers”, “Taken”, “Sons of Anarchy”, “Bates Motel”, “Outsider” and “The Walking Dead”. In addition, he will be the voice of Thor in the upcoming video game “God of War Ragnarök”.
Renae Jacobs | Voice Actress – Jacobs is an American voice actor who portrayed April O’Neil in the original animated series “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”.
Brian Tochi | Actor – Tochi is an American actor known for the voice of Leonardo in the first three live films “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”. He also starred in the “Revenge of the Nerds” franchise and the “Police Academy” series.
François Chau | Actor – Chau is a Cambodian American actor who has appeared in “The Expanse”, “21 & Over” and “Lost”. He also performed The Shredder in “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze”.
Kenn Scott | Actor – Kenneth Scott Troum is an American actor and martial artist who is best known for playing Raphael in “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze”.
Austin Saint-Jean | Actor – Jason Geiger, known professionally as Austin St. John, is an American actor and martial artist. He is best known for playing Jason Lee Scott, or the Red Ranger, in the “Power Rangers” franchise.
Jason Narvy | Actor – Narvy is an American actor who played the role of Eugene “Skull” Skullovitch in the “Power Rangers” franchise.
Walter Jones | Actor – Jones is an American actor and martial artist who played the role of Zack Taylor, the original Black Ranger, in the “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” television series.
Paul Schrier | Actor – Schrier is an American actor, director and artist best known for playing Farkas “Bulk” Bulkmeier in the “Power Rangers” franchise.
John Beatty | Illustrator – Beatty is an American illustrator who worked as an inker for Marvel Comics and DC Comics.
Macy Davis | Artist – Davis is an artist and social media influencer with over 400,000 followers on TikTok.
Suzanne Cosplay | Cosplayer – Suzanne is a professional cosplayer from Alabama who has been designing costumes and competing since 2006.
Little Red Fox Cosplay | Cosplayer – Little Red Fox Cosplay is an award-winning seamstress and costume designer from Mobile, Alabama.
Small MS Cosplay | Cosplayer – Little MS Cosplay is an award-winning cosplayer from Mississippi who attends conventions.
Thomas Ian Nicolas | Actor – Nicholas is an American actor, producer and singer best known for playing Kevin Myers in the “American Pie” series. He also starred in “Rookie of the Year” and more recently in “Adverse”.
The My Hero convention will also have several guests, many of whom will be comedians and actresses for the English version of the hit Japanese anime “My Hero Academia”.
Justin Briner | Doubler – Briner voices Izuku “Deku” Midoriya in “My Hero Academia”.
Trina Nishimura | Voice Actress – Nishimura voices Kyōka Jirō in “My Hero Academia”.
Félécia Angelle | Voice Actress – Angelle voices Tōru Hagakure in “My Hero Academia”.
Christophe Wehkamp | Doubler – Wehkamp voices Shota Aizawa in “My Hero Academia”.
Monique Rial | Voice Actress – Rial voices Tsuyu Asui in “My Hero Academia”.
Josh Grelle | Doubler – Grelle voices Fumikage Tokoyami in “My Hero Academia”.
Anaïris Quinones | Voice Actress – Quinones voices Mirko in “My Hero Academia”.
David Matranga | Doubler – Matranga voices Shōto Todoroki in “My Hero Academia”.
Alexis Tipton | Voice Actress – Tipton voices Mei Hatsume in “My Hero Academia”.
Émilie Neves | Voice Actress – Neves voices Eri in “My Hero Academia”.
Luci Christian | Voice Actress – Christian voices Ochaco Uraraka in “My Hero Academia”.
Jarrod Greene | Doubler – Greene voices Hitoshi Shinso in “My Hero Academia”.
Kellen Goff | Doubler – Goff voices Overhaul in “My Hero Academia”.
David Trosko | Doubler – Trosko voices Present Mic in “My Hero Academia”.
Taycosplayy | Cosplayer – Taycosplayy is a Mississippi-based cosplayer and craftsman who attends comic book conventions.
Toyota Mojo | Vehicle – An itasha, which is a car decorated with images of fictional characters from pop culture. This car is decorated with the character “Deku” from “My Hero Academia”.
AGK Itansha | Vehicle – A motorcycle with decals decorated with “My Hero Academia”.
Attendees can also visit the convention booths to purchase merchandise from vendors and artists. According to Alabama Comic Con, all vendor and artist booths are full, so expect a wide variety of merchandise.
Numerous panels and events are planned at the convention, including question-and-answer sessions with guests and lectures / presentations with guest speakers. A list of panels can be found here.
It’s not a comedy convention without cosplay! A costume contest will take place at the congress and participants can register at the Briumbra Photographie booth between 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. For more information on the competition, go here.
Preparations have already started Thursday morning, Alabama Comic Con reported on its Facebook page. At the post office, numerous kiosks are set up on the floors of the BJCC, which will be filled with entertainment enthusiasts who will come on Saturday morning.