Opening Celebration, Celebrity, Industry Sessions Highlight Programming At FAN EXPO New Orleans

DJ Jones & Second Line Band Open the Show; Shatner, Mackie, Amell Panels Among Best Of 100+ Sessions at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Friday Through Sunday
FAN EXPO New Orleans Programming Begins Friday
FAN EXPO New Orleans Programming Begins Friday
NEW ORLEANS - Jan. 4, 2022 - PRLog -- Celebrity Q&As with standouts like Avengers/Captain America star Anthony Mackie, "Star Trek" and "Boston Legal" legend William Shatner, "Arrow" lead Stephen Amell and The Suicide Squad headliner Michael Rooker, an Opening Celebration featuring DJ Jones and Second Line Band and dozens of other actor, creator, cosplay, fandom, industry and meet up panels are among the dozens of programming options in more than a dozen locations at FAN EXPO New Orleans, Friday through Sunday at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

Fans can review the entire event schedule at

On Friday at 1:30 p.m., the Opening Celebration kicks off three spectacular days with live music, swag giveaways, entertainment and more as FAN EXPO New Orleans readies for the 4 p.m. doorbuster. Then there's something new scheduled right on through until Sunday's 5 p.m. finish. Most panels are free with event admission. Just a few of the highlights include:

  • 5:15 p.m., "Q"&A with John de Lancie ("Star Trek: The Next Generation), Main Theater
  • 6:30 p.m., Can't Stop the A-Train: A Conversation with Jessie T. Usher, Main Theater
  • 8 p.m., The Official FAN EXPO Karaoke, Lobby J
  • 9 p.m., After Hours Drink 'n' Draw Event, Barcadia (601 Tchoupitoulas St.)

  • 11 a.m., Aim High: A Conversation with Stephen Amell, Main Theater
  • 12:15 p.m., Execute! A Conversation with William Shatner, Main Theater
  • 4 p.m., Fear the Reaper: A Conversation with Ron Perlman, Ryan Hurst and Theo Rossi, 4 p.m. Main Theater
  • 7 p.m., The FAN EXPO New Orleans Cosplay Craftsmanship Cup, Main Theater
  • 8 p.m., Jay and Silent Bob Show! (Additional Ticket required), Room 293-296 Theater #2
  • 10 p.m., Official FAN EXPO Dance Party, Barcadia (601 Tchoupitoulas St.)

  • 11:30 a.m., Batman and Psychology Return, Room 286, Theater #5
  • 1 p.m., Discussing Deku! Meet "My Hero Academia's" Justin Briner, Room 288, Theater #3
  • 1:30 p.m., I'm Mary Poppins Y'All: A Conversation with Michael Rooker, Main Theater
  • 2:30 p.m., Kids Cosplay Contest, Cosplay Red Carpet
  • 2:45 p.m., Find Your Power: A Conversation with Javicia Leslie, Main Theater
  • 4 p.m., On Your Left: A Conversation with Anthony Mackie, Main Theater

Executed with the highest level of health and safety measures in place, FAN EXPO New Orleans, previously produced as Wizard World New Orleans, will welcome fans.

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