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Lord of the Rings and Schitt's Creek stars shine in new Houston convention

Lord of the Rings and Schitt's Creek stars shine in new Houston con

John Noble
John Noble is coming to Houston. Photo courtesy of New Line Cinema

A fledgling Houston con has just added some star power to its lineup.

Bayou City Comic Con has announced John Noble (Fringe, Lord of the Rings), Aleks Paunovic (Snowpiercer, TV’s Van Helsing, Planet of the Apes), Maximiliano Hernandez (The Avengers film Series, TV’s Last Ship),) and Varun Saranga, (Schitt$ Creek, Wynonna Earp) as some of the talent appearing at the three-day, in-person event.

The inaugural convention will run November 19-21 at the Westin Galleria Houston Hotel and Convention Center, 5060 W. Alabama St. Dubbing itself the “little con that could,” the new event promises celebrity guests, local artists, and exhibitors.

The family-friendly event (kids do love their anime) will also be livestreamed, per a press release.

Here is the full list of featured performers, per a press release:

  • John Noble: Fringe, Lord of the Rings
  • Aleks Paunovic: Snowpiercer, TV’s Van Helsing, Planet of the Apes
  • Maximiliano Hernandez: The Avengers, TV’s Last Ship
  • Ming Chen: Comicbookmen
  • Scott Patterson: Gilmore Girls, Saw film series
  • Varun Saranga: Schitt$ Creek, Wynonna Earp


Meanwhile, these artists have signed on to the con:

  • Tone Rodriguez: The Simpsons, Futurama
  • Ben Dunn: Ninja High School, Warrior Nun Areala, Silver Soldiers: The Comic, Tales of Nazareth: The Boyhood of Jesus.
  • Mark A. Nelson: Harvey Award-nominated artist, senior artist at Ravensoft. Marvel artist  
  • Dirk Strangely: artist, creator, author, Disney fine artists
  • Roderick Thornton: Angel Comics, IDW: Ninja Turtles Issue #63 Cover
  • Brian Salinas: Cutting Edge Comics, Space City Comics, Advent comics

Additionally, ​​Bob Hall: American comic artist, writer, playwright, theatre director, and co-creator of the West Coast Avengers for Marvel Comics will also be in attendance, as CultureMap previously reported

For tickets, full schedule, and more information, visit the official site.