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Celebrate comics, sci-fi, and more at Fan Expo Boston

The event takes place Aug. 12-14 at the Boston Convention Center.

Comic book creator meet-and-greets are part of Fan Expo Boston. Courtesy of Fan Expo Boston

Attracting thousands of visitors a year, Fan Expo Boston (formerly Boston Comic Con) is a playground for pop culture fans. The weekend-long event includes celebrity guests, panels, workshops, photo ops, cosplay, and a show floor for shopping.

This summer’s event runs from Aug. 12-14 and takes place at the Boston Convention Center in the Seaport. Special guests include David Tennant from “Doctor Who,” Elijah Wood from “The Lord of the Rings,” Gina Carano and Carl Weathers from “The Mandalorian,” Ming-Na Wen from “The Book of Boba Fett,” and Matthew Lewis from the Harry Potter film series.

The convention’s main event, “The Four Hobbits: An Unexpected Reunion,” takes place Aug. 13 at 7:30 p.m. and reunites the four hobbits from “The Lord of the Rings” — Frodo (Elijah Wood), Pippin (Billy Boyd), Merry (Dominic Monaghan), and Samwise (Sean Astin) — for an evening of stories and questions. Tickets are currently on sale, with backstage passes, autographs, and photo ops available.


Several stars from the Star Wars universe will be there, too. Ewan McGregor (“Obi-Wan Kenobi”) will be answering questions, posing for photos, and signing autographs along with C-3PO actor Anthony Daniels, Ming-Na Wen (“The Book of Boba Fett”), Giancarlo Esposito (“The Mandalorian”), Gina Carano (“The Mandalorian”), Carl Weathers  (“The Mandalorian”), and Ashley Eckstein (“Star Wars: The Clone Wars”).

This year’s event will also feature a cosplay red carpet (no pre-registration, no competition), an Artist Alley, workshops and seminars, meet-and-greets with comic book creators, interactive gaming attractions, and a costume contest for kids.

Advanced price tickets are currently on sale, with single-day passes starting at $37 for adults.

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