Heroes & Villains Fan Fest 2016 arrives in Atlanta Nov. 19

In just two weeks Heroes & Villains Fan Fest will be held in Atlanta, GA. I’m beyond excited that I’ll be able to bring you coverage of the event this year, and look forward to your feedback! Please leave comments below, or through my Twitter account @carissashuman using the hashtag #HVFF.

Who

The full guest line up is available on the Heroes & Villains Fan Fest webpage under Atlanta Guests, but some of the highlights include: Stephen Amell, Paul Blackthorne, Neal McDonough, Katie Cassidy, Willa Holland and more from Arrow; Robbie Amell, Teddy Sears, and Rick Cosnett from The Flash; Sean Maguire, Emilie de Ravin, Rebecca Mader, and Robbie Kay from Once Upon a Time; Jason Momoa from Game of Thrones (also known for his role in Aquaman; John Barrowman from Torchwood (also on Arrow); Matt Ryan from Constantine; and Mitch Pileggi from X-files. William B. Davis, “The Smoking Man” was originally slated to appear with Pileggi, but will not be able to make it.

Also in attendance will be Sean Gunn, Gregg Henry, and Dave Bautista from Guardians of the Galaxy; Micahel Rooker from both The Walking Dead and Guardians of the Galaxy; Milo Ventimiglia, Robin Lord Taylor, Sean Pertwee, and Drew Powell from Gotham; James Frain from both Grimm and Gotham; and Jack Coleman from and Heroes. Believe it or not, this list is not exhaustive. Artists, wrestlers, actors from other shows, and the Comic Book Men will also be there.

Heroes & Villains Fan Fest posted a reminder that guest appearances are not guaranteed. As a result, they suggest that if you are planning to attend to see only one guest that you wait to purchase your tickets at the door.

What

Heroes & Villains Fan Fest is a traveling two day convention that is run by volunteers (fans). For more information, visit their website. You can also find a summary of the convention in the article ‘Once Upon a Time’ guests at Heroes & Villains Fan Fest Atlanta.

When

The Heroes & Villains Fan Fest Atlanta convention is scheduled for 10:30 AM (9:00 AM for VIP ticket holders) through 6:00 PM on Saturday, Nov. 19 and 10:30 AM (9:00 AM for VIP) through 5:00 PM on Sunday, Nov. 20. Tickets are still on sale, and special offers have been advertised through the Heroes & Villains Fan Fest Facebook and Twitter accounts. When searching or posting, use the hashtag #HVFF.

Where

The Georgia World Congress Center, located at 285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW, will host this year’s Heroes & Villains Fan Fest Atlanta convention. There are several parking lots near the Georgia World Congress Center. They offer online parking permits through Parkmobile. Parking Panda also offers lot reservations in the area, though they are not always in a comfortable walking distance. In addition, there are public transportation options (MARTA, Uber, Lyft, traditional taxis, etc…).

Why

If you want to have close encounters with the actors and actresses of your favorite movies or TV shows, then Heroes & Villains Fan Fest is for you. They offer open panel layouts, fun activities, autograph and photo op sessions, and much more, all with an intimate small con feel. They said it themselves, “This is not your dad’s con, it’s your Fan Fest!”

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Carissa Shuman

Carissa is a writer, editor, and artist with a love for science and science fiction.