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LINEUP CHANGE: Paulsen Postponed, Matt Hill Announced

Rob Paulsen, who was originally set to appear at this weekend’s Forest City ComiCon, is disappointed to announce that, due to unforeseen professional commitments, he will be unable to attend the event.  The organizers of the Forest City ComiCon have moved quickly to fill the voice-over actor’s spot and are pleased to announce the appearance of Matt Hill, best known for his roles in the live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III, Ed, Edd n Eddie, Gundam Seed, Transformers, Dino Trux, Care Bears, My Little Pony, and more.

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TEAM STARKID: Joe Walker & Lauren Lopez

Team StarKid’s Lauren Lopez & Joe Walker are the latest guests to be announced for September’s Forest City Comicon at the London Convention Centre.  StarKid Productions shot to wide acclaim when their on-stage Harry Potter parody productions “A Very Potter Musical” and “A Very Potter Sequel” took the internet by storm.  In both productions Lopez portrayed Harry Potter’s arch nemesis Draco Malfoy while Joe Walker gave life to Voldemort and then in the sequel, Professor Dolores Umbridge.  Walker has also been featured in other Starkid shows as “Batman” in Holy Musical, B@man!, and Prince Achmed in Twisted: The Untold Story of a Royal Vizier. Lopez has been featured in numerous other Starkid productions including, Holy Musical B@man (Commissioner Gordon), “Twisted: The Musical” (Abu), and “The Trail to Oregon Musical” (Son).

To date, the StarKid YouTube channel has garnered over 180 Million views, 395,000 subscribers, 200,000 Facebook fans, and over 134,000 Twitter followers worldwide.

Both Lopez and Walker will be appearing on the convention floor to sign autographs and meet fans, on the Randy Sheffield Investors Group Mainstage in the afternoon, and at the opening ceremonies for the Witches and Wizards Fall Fling dance which will be taking place after the exhibitor floor closes (Fall Fling details coming next week!).

Tickets for the Forest City ComiCon are available for advance purchase now (which includes admission to the show starting 30 minutes early).

 

 

About Joe Walker:

Joseph Walker is a founding member of Starkid Productions, and has been featured heavily in nearly all of their on-stage work including portraying Voldemort and Umbridge in “A Very Potter Musical”. Also relevant to a ComiCon was his portrayal of Batman in their 2012 production “Holy Musical, B@man!”, a show of which he is particularly proud (see it at www.teamstarkid.com) As an old-school gamer and lover of science fiction literature as well as comics, he is very excited to be attending Forest City Comicon. He is also particularly thrilled to be back in Canada, as it’s been a while and he hopes that working here this weekend will somehow assist in his seemingly inevitable bid for citizenship. Who knows!?

 

About Lauren Lopez:

Lauren Lopez is an actress, singer and dancer currently living in Los Angeles. She is a founding member of the theatre company StarKid (Very Potter Musical), with whom she has worked on over 10 new musicals, two national tours and partnerships with The Second City and iO in Chicago. She is a graduate of the BFA acting program at the University of Michigan and has worked in theatre in New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles. She recently completed an off-broadway run of the new play, “The Solve-It Squad” in New York City and you can see her in the upcoming series from Adaptive Studios, Stellar People, as well as the upcoming series The Wayward Guide for the Untrained Eye. Lauren has also appeared in national commercials and ad campaigns for such brands as Toys R Us, KMart, Intel, Bank of America, Amtrak and more.

Meet Rita Repulsa from Power Rangers!

Carla Perez, the actress who played Rita Repulsa on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers TV series, is coming to Forest City ComiCon!

Perez began portraying the well-known villain starting in season two of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers in 1995 and continued with appearances in Power Rangers Zeo, Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie, Power Rangers Turbo, and Power Rangers in Space in addition to appearing briefly in VR Troopers.

Don’t miss your chance to meet Rita Repulsa herself: tickets to the Forest City ComiCon are available now!  Use your advance tickets to get in to the show starting thirty minutes early at 10:00 am.

The Walking Dead’s “Scott”: Kenric Green

Kenric Green joins the guest lineup for the 2018 Forest City ComiCon!

Kenric Green is currently recurring in his 4th season of “The Walking Dead” as “Scott” from Alexandria. Being among the few original Alexandrians left, he doesn’t take it for granted the amount of time he has been able to spend on The Walking Dead. He has also appeared in “Hawaii Five-0” and “The Originals.” Some of you may also recognize him from Sonequa Martin-Green’s Instagram page proudly playing the part of her husband.

Tickets for the show are available now.