New Orleans Comic Con 2012: 5 things you don’t want to miss

Saturday, November 10, 2012 - 1:00pm

Whether it involves space aliens, graphic art or superheroes, this year’s New Orleans Comic Con is sure to bring out the inner-geek in everyone. Occurring November 30 through December 2 at the city’s convention center, there’s plenty to see. Here are some highlights you definitely don’t want to miss:

Stan Lee

Stan Lee is surely a highlight for any event he attends. Credited with co-creating classic superhero characters such as Iron Man, the Hulk, Spiderman, X-Men and Thor, the Marvel legend will again appear at this year’s convention on both Saturday and Sunday.

“Star Trek: The Next Generation” Cast

Hop aboard the Starship Enterprise with the crew of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” (1987-1994) as cast members including Patrick Stewart (Captain Picard), Jonathan Frakes (Commander Riker) and Michael Dorn (Worf) appear during the this year’s convention. Captain Picard will be on duty Saturday and Sunday while other Enterprise crewmembers will be present during all three days. The event marks a 25-year reunion for the cast, and for the biggest trekkie, this event could truly prove to be the last frontier.

Cast of The Walking Dead

AMC’s original series The Walking Dead continues this fall with its third season. Once again, zombies (…or walkers) are all the rage. Cast members including Norman Reedus (Daryl), Jon Bernthal (Shane, RIP) and Michael Rooker (Merle) will appear on Saturday and Sunday.

Gillian Anderson

Popular sci-fi TV series The X-Files may have concluded back in 2002, but that doesn’t stop fans from reminiscing the days when two special agents sought to solve the most mysterious of occurrences. On Saturday and Sunday, X-Files star Gillian Anderson (Sully) will be present.

Neal Adams

“He revived Batman, saved the X-Men, challenged the system and changed comics forever,” reads a quote from Wizard Magazine appearing on the convention’s website. Adams’s role in evolving comics into what they are today can’t be understated. During his expansive career, the artist has covered other superhero characters including the Avengers, Captain Marvel, Superman and the Justice League. He’ll be present all days.

Click here for more information on New Orleans Comic Con from Wizard World.

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Patrick Stewart & Gillian Anderson have cancelled that event.

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