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This weekend, one of the biggest brands in the world of comic cons comes to Louisiana for the first time. The "Fan Expo" brand, owned by Fan Expo HQ/Informa, has been a major name in the pop culture world for years. With major events like Fan Expo Dallas, Fan Expo Boston, and Fan Expo Canada among others.

After some recent acquisitions, Fan Expo now finds itself in Louisiana with Fan Expo New Orleans.

The three-day event starts on Friday January 7th, and will go through Sunday January 9th. It takes place at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. This start on Friday at 4pm.

One of the biggest aspects of the Fan Expo brands is their long list of quality celebrity guests.

This type of pop culture expo, or comic con style event, is a huge opportunity for fans to meet their favorite stars from all walks of geeky pop culture. This usually includes the opportunity for pictures and autographs. This is something that Fan Expo has been very good at across the United States.

Fan Expo New Orleans appears to have the same quality of celebrity lineup.

This weekend's show has some incredible talent that will be on hand to meet fans. Here's a look at some of the guests (not the complete lineup) who will be coming to New Orleans...

Anthony Mackie

Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney
Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney

Louisiana's own Anthony Mackie is now Captain America in the MCU. He will be in his hometown for Fan Expo this weekend. 

Ming-Na Wen

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She's currently staring in the new Star Wars show The Book of Boba Fett on Disney+

William Shatner

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Of course everyone knows him from Star Trek, but he literally just went to outer space.

John Barrowman

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A Doctor Who fan favorite

Kevin Smith

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One of the most influential directors of a generation. A good comic book writer too

Jason Mewes

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Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for Blizzard Entertainment

To have Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes together is a pretty big deal. Not to mention more of the Clerks cast will be a Fan Expo New Orleans as well. 

Stephen Amell

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Getty Images for Starz

Known for Arrow, he also has a new wrestling show called Heels

Michael Rooker

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From the MCU to the DC Comics universe, and a ton more. Michael Rooker is a major fan favorite. 

Ron Perlman

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Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images

He's Hellboy, and he's well known for staring in Sons of Anarchy. Perlman will be joined by more Sons of Anarchy stars at Fan Expo too. 

There will be A LOT MORE when it comes to celebrity guests in New Orleans this weekend. You can check the full list, including voice over stars and comic book creators, right here.

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