The Week In Con: Announcements, Guests, Cancellations (24th – 31st August 2017)
Each and every Thursday, we take a look at the announcements in con culture from across the globe – on this page, we’ll list the latest headlines, special guests announcements and cancellations that we’ve come across, either on social media or have been shared with us.
We try our best to keep a track on news and updates but if you feel we’ve missed anything that we should be adding, or if you are a convention organiser that would like us to showcase the latest news from your event, drop us a line on our Contact Form Page, or on the form at the bottom of this page.
U.S. (NORTH AMERICA) CONVENTIONS
CANCELLATION: GAIL SIMONE, DragonCon (1st-4th September 2017, Hyatt Regency Atlanta)
Unfortunately, Gail’s mother-in-law is undergoing treatment for cancer and she’s taken a turn for the worse – from everyone at AEISD, we wish the Simone family our sympathies and best wishes for a swift remission.
Okay, very sad news. Due to a family emergency, I will not be able to appear at @dragoncon this week. I am so sorry, it was unavoidable.
— GAIL SIMONE (@GailSimone) August 28, 2017
CANCELLATION: KARL URBAN, DragonCon (1st-4th September 2017, Hyatt Regency Atlanta)
Unfortunately, Karl has announced that he has a family emergency to attend and quite rightfully has put that as a priority – from everyone at AEISD, we wish the Urban family our sympathies and best wishes at this time. ** SEE BELOW **
— Dragon Con (@DragonCon) August 30, 2017
GUEST ADDITION: ARTHUR DARVILL (DOCTOR WHO, DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW), DragonCon (1st-4th September 2017, Hyatt Regency Atlanta)
Stepping into the breach of Karl Urban‘s cancellation, DOCTOR WHO‘s Rory, will be joining fellow cast members ALEX KINGSTON, JOHN BARROWMAN, KAREN GILLAN and MATT SMITH at the show!
GUEST ADDITION: MARK OSHIRO, Beach City Con (STEVEN UNIVERSE Convention) (13th-15th October 2017, Virginia Beach, Virginia)
GUEST ADDITIONS: THE WALKING DEAD – MICHAEL ROOKER, JON BERNTHAL, ROSS MARQUAND, Salt Lake Comic Con (21st-23rd September, Salt Palace Convention Centre)
GUEST ADDITIONS: MELENDY BRITT & ALAN OPPENHEIMER (Voice Talent, MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE), Stan Lee’s L.A. Comic Con (27th-29th October 2017, Los Angeles Convention Center)
— Stan Lee's Comic Con (@StanLeeComicCon) August 30, 2017
GUEST ADDITION: JAMES PASCOE (Artist, AZRAEL / BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER), San Francisco Comic Con (1st-3rd September 2017, Moscone Center West, CA)
— SanFranciscoComicCon (@SF_ComicCon) August 30, 2017
PHOTO OPS: STARGATE: ATLANTIS GROUP PHOTO, Dragon Con (1st-3rd September 2017, Hyatt Regency Hotel Atlanta)
— Jewel Staite (@JewelStaite) August 31, 2017
PANEL: WRITING FOR VIDEO GAMES: THE REAL BEHIND THE VIRTUAL, Long Beach Comic Con (Saturday 2nd Sept 2017, Garage Panel Room 12.30-1.30)
— Shawn Kittelsen (@kittelsen) August 30, 2017
GUEST ADDITION: CHRISTOPHER JUDGE (STARGATE SG1, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES), Sci-Fi Weekender 9 (22nd-25th March 2017,Camp SFW Hafan y Mor Holiday Park Pwllheli, North Wales)
GUEST ADDITION: PEARL MACKIE (Bill Potts, DOCTOR WHO) (Island Con, 4th-5th November, Isle Of Wight) ** FIRST OFFICIAL UK CONVENTION APPEARANCE **
GUEST ADDITION: GRANT PERKINS (Artist, 2000AD), Bridlington Comic Con (30th September 2017, The Spa Bridlington)
Guest announcement: We are delighted that 2000AD, Titan Comics & Dr Who Adventures artist @TheGrantPerkins will be a guest at BCC 2017!
— Brid Comic Con (@BridComicCon) August 29, 2017
GUEST ADDITION: SIMON BECKER-FISHER (Dorium, DOCTOR WHO), Bridlington Comic Con (30th September 2017, The Spa Bridlington)
Guest Announcement: We are delighted that Simon Fisher-Becker who played Dorium Maldovar in Dr Who will be a guest at BCC 2017! pic.twitter.com/8EYQBE0mFx
— Brid Comic Con (@BridComicCon) August 30, 2017
Nothing to report at this time…