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Comic Con Liverpool – 6th to 8th March

Comiccon Liverpool is returning this March and, as ever, the line-up is huge.  The 40+ guests hail from a wide range of TV and Film.  Many of the guests will be well knows to fans of 90’s and 2000’s film and TV, but if you’re also looking to meet 80s legends then this is the best place to do it!

Here are 10 damn good reasons why Comiccon Liverpool rocks for 80s fans!


Peter Cullen and Frank Welker

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Peter Cullen – (UK Exclusive) (Transformers) 

Peter is a Canadian voice actor best known as the voice of Optimus Prime in the original 1980s Transformers animated series, and most other incarnations of the character. He has also voiced several other characters, including Eeyore in the Winnie the Pooh franchise, Monterey Jack in Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers, and KARR in Knight Rider. In 2007, Cullen returned to the role of Optimus Prime in various Transformers media, starting with the first live-action film. (Transformers, Winnie the Pooh, Chip ‘n’ Dale Rescue Rangers, Knight Rider, Dungeons and Dragons, Spider-Man, Gremlins, Predator)

 

Frank Welker – (UK Exclusive) (Transformers) 

Born in Denver, Colorado. Welker voiced many recurring characters in the multiple iterations of “Transformers” animated series, including eight of the original 14 Decepticons including Megatron, Galvatron, Soundwave, Skywrap, Laserbeak, Rumble, Frenzy, Ravage and Ratbat.  He has also voiced SO many cartoons over the years, including Ray and Slimer from The Real Ghostbusters cartoon, and Dr. Claw in Inspector Gadget.

 

Sam Jones and Brian BlessedSam J Jones – (Flash Gordon)

Sam is an American actor best known for playing the title characters in Flash Gordon and The Highwayman. (Flash Gordon, The Highwayman, Ted, Ted 2, Hollywood Safari, Stargate SG-1, L.A. Heat)

 

Brian Blessed – (Flash Gordon)

Brian Blessed OBE is an English actor, writer, television presenter and singer, known for his booming, voice and his role as Prince Vultan in Flash Gordon. (Flash Gordon, Z Cars, Black Adder, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Tarzan, Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, Peppa Pig, Wizards vs Aliens)

 

Melody Anderson – (Flash Gordon)

Melody is a retired actress, whose most high-profile role was playing Dale Arden in the 1980 adaptation of Flash Gordon. (Flash Gordon, Battlestar Galactica, Manimal, Beverly Hills Madam, The A-Team)

 

Steve Guttenberg – (Police Academy)Steve Guttenberg

Steve is an American actor, author, businessman, producer, and director. He is known for his lead roles in Hollywood films of the 1980s and 1990s, including Cocoon, Police Academy, Three Men and a Baby, Diner, The Bedroom Window, Three Men and a Little Lady, The Big Green and Short Circuit.

 
Noah Hathaway – (Never Ending Story) 

Noah is an American actor and a former teen idol best known for his roles as Atreyu in the 1984 film The NeverEnding Story and for portraying Boxey on the original television series Battlestar Galactica. (The NeverEnding Story, Troll, Battlestar Galactica, The NeverEnding Story II)

 
Tami Stronach – (UK Exclusive) (Never Ending Story) Tami Stronach

Tami is an Israeli-American dancer, choreographer and former child actress who made her acting debut as The Childlike Empress in The NeverEnding Story, a film adaptation of the novel Die Unendliche Geschichte by Michael Ende. (The NeverEnding Story, Fredy a Zlatovláska)

 
John Challis – (Only Fools and Horses) 

John is an English actor best known for portraying Aubrey “Boycie” Boyce in the long-running BBC television comedy series Only Fools and Horses, and its sequel/spin-off The Green Green Grass alongside fellow Comic Con Liverpool guest, Sue Holderness. (Only Fools and Horses, The Green Green Grass, Benidorm Doctor Who, Last of the Summer Wine)

 

Sue Holderness – (Only Fools and Horses)

Sue is an is an English actress. She played the role of Marlene Boyce in the British sitcom Only Fools and Horses (from 1985 to 2003) and its spin-off The Green Green Grass (from 2005 until 2009) (Only Fools and Horses, The Green Green Grass, Still Open All Hours, Doctors)

 

And if those 10 80s guests don’t make you want to throw down your tools, stand up and scream “I’M GOING TO COMICCON LIVERPOOL!” then I don’t know what will!

 

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(The full line-up is below, for people whose tastes extend further than just the 80s. Yes, I know, I don’t really understand those pesky non-80s fans, but each to their own, eh?)


Comiccon Liverpool
      1. Elliah Wood – is an American actor, voice actor, film producer, and DJ best known for his portrayal of Frodo Baggins in the Lord of the Rings film trilogy and in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. (Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Hobbit, The Faculty, Sin City, Maniac, Happy Feet, Green Street)

      2. Mickey Rourke – (UK Exclusive) – Philip Andre “Mickey” Rourke Jr. is an American actor, screenwriter, and former boxer, who has appeared primarily as a leading man in drama, action, and thriller films. During the 1980s, Rourke starred in a number of notable roles including (Iron Man 2, The Expendables, Sin City, Immortals, Angel Heart, The Wrestler, Rumblefish)

      3. David Harbour – is an American actor best known for his role as Jim Hopper in the Netflix series Stranger Things, which earned him a Critics’ Choice Television Award in 2018. (Stranger Things, Hellboy, Black Widow, Suicide Squad, The Green Hornet, Brokeback Mountain, Quantum of Solace)

      4. Melissa Joan Hart –  (UK Exclusive)  – (Sabrina the Teenage Witch) is an American actress, producer, and director known for her starring roles as the titular characters in the sitcoms Clarissa Explains It All, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and Melissa & Joey. (Sabrina The Teenage Witch, Clarissa Explains It All, Melissa & Joey, Nine Dead, Batman Beyond, Not Another Teen Movie)

5. Caroline Rhea – (UK Exclusive)  – (Sabrina the Teenage Witch) is a Canadian stand-up comedian and actress who is best known for her role as Sabrina’s Aunt –  Hilda Spellman on the ABC show Sabrina the Teenage Witch.

  6. Beth Broderick –   (UK Exclusive)  – (Sabrina the Teenage Witch) is an American actress. Who is best known for her role as Sabrina’s Aunt – Zelda Spellman – Sabrina the Teenage Witch.She also had recurring roles as Diane Janssen in the ABC mystery drama series Lost (2005–2008)

      5. Lori Petty – (UK Exclusive) – (Tank Girl) is an American actress and director. Her roles include playing Tyler Endicott in Point Break, Kit Keller in A League of Their Own, Rae Lindley in Free Willy and the title role in Tank Girl. (Tank Girl, A League Of Their Own, Orange Is The New Black, Prison Break, Point Break, Free Willy, The Poker House, Gotham)

      6. Sam J Jones – (Flash Gordon) is known professionally as Sam J. Jones, is an American actor best known for playing the title characters in Flash Gordon and The Highwayman. (Flash Gordon, The Highwayman, Ted, Ted 2, Hollywood Safari, Stargate SG-1, L.A. Heat)

      7. Brian Blessed – (Flash Gordon) OBE is an English actor, writer, television presenter and singer, known for his booming, voice and his role as Prince Vultan in Flash Gordon. (Flash Gordon, Black Adder, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Tarzan, Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, Peppa Pig, Wizards vs Aliens)

      8. Melody Anderson – (Flash Gordon) is a Canadian social worker and public speaker specializing in the impact of addiction on families. She is a retired actress, whose most high-profile role was playing Dale Arden in the 1980 adaptation of Flash Gordon. (Flash Gordon, Battlestar Galactica, Manimal, Beverly Hills Madam, The A-Team)

 9. Ray Wise – (UK Exclusive) (Twin Peaks) is an American actor best known for his roles as Leland Palmer in Twin Peaks and its prequel film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, Vice President Hal Gardner in 24, and The Devil in Reaper. He currently stars as Marvin on Fresh Off the Boat. (Reaper, 24, Twin Peaks, Swamp Thing, God’s Not Dead 2, Jeepers Creepers 2 Agent Carter, X-Men: First Class, Superman: Doomsday)

      10. James Cosmo MBE – (Highlander) is known professionally as James Cosmo, is a Scottish actor known for his appearances in films including Highlander, Braveheart, Trainspotting, Troy, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Ben-Hur and Wonder Woman, as well as television series such as Game of Thrones, Sons of Anarchy, and His Dark Materials. (Highlander, Game of Thrones, Sons of Anarchy, Soldier, Soldier, Braveheart , Transpotting, Troy)

12. Steve Guttenberg – (Police Academy) is an American actor, author, businessman, producer, and director. He is known for his lead roles in Hollywood films of the 1980s and 1990s, including Cocoon, Police Academy, Three Men and a Baby, Diner, The Bedroom Window, Three Men and a Little Lady, The Big Green and Short Circuit.

      13Costas Mandylor – (SAW) is a Greek-Australian actor best known for his role as Kenny in Picket Fences and for portraying Detective Mark Hoffman in the Saw film franchise. Costas is perhaps best known for playing a lead role in the Saw film franchise as Detective Mark Hoffman, appearing in Saw III, Saw IV, Saw V, Saw VI and Saw 3D as the corrupted police officer.

      14. Chris Klein – (UK Exclusive) (American Pie) is an American actor best known for playing Chris ‘Oz’ Ostreicher in the American Pie comedy teen films, and more recently, the serial killer Cicada on The Flash. In American Pie, Chris plays the part of Christopher Russell Ostreicher (Oz), alongside fellow Comic Con Liverpool guests Thomas Ian Nichols, Tara Reid and Chris Owen. (American Pie, American Pie 2, American Pie: Reunion, The Flash, ,We Were Soldiers, Rollerball, The Grinder, TRON: Uprising, American Dad)

      15. Tara Reid – (UK Exclusive)  (American Pie) is an American actress best known for playing the parts of Vicky in the films American Pie, American Pie 2 and American Reunion, Bunny Lebowski in The Big Lebowski and April Wexler in the television film series Sharknado. (American Pie, American Pie 2, American Pie: Reunion, Josie and the Pussycats, Van Wilder, The Boys)

16. Chris Owen – (UK Exclusive) (American Pie) The Sherminator is coming! is an American actor and photographer. He is best known for his role as Chuck Sherman, a.k.a.The Sherminator in the American Pie film franchise, appearing in American Pie, American Pie 2, American Pie Presents: Band Camp and American Reunion. (American Pie, American Pie 2American Pie Presents: Band Camp, American Pie: Reunion)

      17. Thomas Ian Nicholas – (UK Exclusive) (American Pie)   is an American film actor, singer, musician, producer, director, and writer best known for playing Henry Rowengartner in Rookie of the Year, Walt Disney in Walt Before Mickey and Kevin Myers in the American Pie film series. (American Pie, American Pie 2, American Wedding, American Pie: Reunion, Halloween: Resurrection)

      18. Shannon Elizabeth – (UK Exclusive) (American Pie)  is an American actress and former fashion model. Elizabeth has appeared in comedy films such as American Pie, Scary Movie and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. She has also appeared in horror films such as Jack Frost, Thirteen Ghosts, Cursed, and Night of the Demons.

      20. Frank Welker – (UK Exclusive) (Transformers) Born in Denver, Colorado. Welker voiced many recurring characters in the multiple iterations of “Transformers” animated series, including eight of the original 14 Decepticons including Megatron, Galvatron, Soundwave, Skywrap, Laserbeak, Rumble, Frenzy, Ravage and Ratbat.
      21. Peter Cullen – (UK Exclusive) (Transformers) is a Canadian voice actor best known as the voice of Optimus Prime in the original 1980s Transformers animated series, and most other incarnations of the character. He has also voiced several other characters, including Eeyore in the Winnie the Pooh franchise, Monterey Jack in Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers, and KARR in Knight Rider. In 2007, Cullen returned to the role of Optimus Prime in various Transformers media, starting with the first live-action film. (Transformers, Winnie the Pooh, Chip ‘n’ Dale Rescue Rangers, Knight Rider, Dungeons and Dragons, Spider-Man, Gremlins, Predator)
      22. Ericka Eleniak – (Baywatch Television Show) is an American actress, Playboy Playmate, and former model best known for her role in Baywatch as Shauni McClain. Her film debut was a small part in E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial. (E.T. Baywatch, Under Seige, Desperate Housewives)

      23. Stanislav Ianevski – (Harry Potter) is a Bulgarian actor who is best known for playing Viktor Krum, Hermione Grangers romantic interest in the 2005 fantasy film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Hostel: Part II,Harry Potter and the Deathy Hallows: Part I)

      24Josh Herdman – (Harry Potter) is an English actor and mixed martial artist, best known for playing Gregory Goyle in the Harry Potter film series. (Harry Potter Film Series, Thunderpants, The Bill, Robin Hood)

      25. Karyn Parsons – (Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) is an American actress and comedian best known for her role as Hilary Banks on the NBC sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air alongside Will Smith and fellow Comic Con Liverpool actress Daphne Reid. (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Blossom, The Job, Lush Life)

      26. Daphne Reid – (UK Exclusive) (Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) is an American actress, comedian and former model best known for her role as the second Vivian Banks on the NBC sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air from 1993 until 1996 alongside fellow Comic Con Liverpool guest Karyn Parsons. (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, The Cosby Show, The A-Team, Murder, She Wrote)

      27. Tatyana Ali – (UK Exclusive) (Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) is an American actress and singer best known for her role as Ashley Banks on the NBC sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. She starred as Tyana Jones on the TV One original series Love That Girl!, and played a recurring role as Roxanne on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless.(The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, In The House, Sesame Street, Buppies)

      28. Ross Bagley – (WORLD Exclusive) (Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) is an American former child actor, comedian and DJ best known for his roles as the youngest Bank child, Nicky in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air opposite Will Smith, as well as Dylan Dubrow-Hiller, stepson of Will Smith’s character Steven Hiller in Independence Day, once again playing opposite Smith himself. (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Independence Day, The Little Rascals, Babe)

Ross is also a popular DJ and will be featuring at Comic Con Liverpool’s After Party in Liverpool’s Camp & Furnace on Saturday 7th March!

      29. Noah Hathaway – (Never Ending Story) is an American actor and a former teen idol best known for his roles as Atreyu in the 1984 film The NeverEnding Story and for portraying Boxey on the original television series Battlestar Galactica. ?(The NeverEnding Story,Troll, Battlestar Galactica, The NeverEnding Story II)

      30. Tami Stronach – (UK Exclusive) (Never Ending Story) is an Israeli-American dancer, choreographer and former child actress who made her acting debut as The Childlike Empress in The Neverending Story, a film adaptation of the novel Die Unendliche Geschichte by Michael Ende. (The NeverEnding Story, Fredy a Zlatovláska)

      31. John Callis – (Only Fools and Horses) an English actor best known for portraying Aubrey “Boycie” Boyce in the long-running BBC television comedy series Only Fools and Horses and its sequel/spin-off The Green Green Grass alongside fellow Comic Con Liverpool guest, Sue Holderness. (Only Fools and Horses, The Green Green Grass, Benidorm Doctor Who, Last of the Summer Wine)

      32. Sue Holderness – (Only Fools and Horses)  an English actor best known for portraying Aubrey “Boycie” Boyce in the long-running BBC television comedy series Only Fools and Horses and its sequel/spin-off The Green Green Grass alongside fellow Comic Con Liverpool guest, Sue Holderness (Only Fools and Horses, The Green Green GrassStill Open All Hours, Doctors)

      33. Jason David Frank – (Might Morphin Power Rangers) is an American actor and professional mixed martial artist. He is most notable for his career as Tommy Oliver from the Power Rangers franchise. (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Cybertron, Power Rangers Zeo, Power Rangers Turbo, Power Rangers Dino Thunder, Power Rangers Wild Force)

      34. Jamie Marchi – (UK Exclusive) is an American voice actress for video games and anime with over 300 characters on her CV to date. She is known for being the voice of Ellie from Borderlands 2 and Freya from Smite, among other video game characters. (My Hero Academia, High School D&D, Borderlands 2, Fairy Tail)

      35. Monica Rial – is an American voice actress, ADR director and script writer affiliated with Funimation and Seraphim Digital/Sentai Filmworks. She provides voices for English language versions of Japanese anime films and television series. (My Hero Academia, Vampire + Rosario, Highschool of the Dead, Fairy Tail)

      36. J. Michael Tatum – is a voice actor who has worked on many different characters throughout TV and video games including Rikichi in 2005’s Samurai 7, Kyoya Otori in Ouran High School Host Club, Sebastian Michaelis in Black Butler, France in the Hetalia franchise, Tomoe from Kamisama Kiss, and Okarin Rintarou from Steins Gate. (My Hero Academia, Black Butler, Borderlands)

      37. Brandon McInnis – is a voice actor who voices Finral Roulacase in Black Clover, Sir Nighteye in My Hero Academia, Keita Amano in Gamers, Corteo in 91 Days, Frodo Baggins in Lord of the Rings Online, Patrick Phelps in Black Butler, Samon Goku in Nanbaka, Sonosuke Izayoi in Danganronpa 3, Erlang Shen in SMITE, and many more.  (My Hero Academia, Black Butler, Black Clover, Lord of the Rings Online)

      38. Lucie Pohl (Overwatch) is a German actress and stand-up comedian best known for her video game voice acting in Overwatch as the hero Mercy. Lucie has also lent her vocal talents to video games Hearthstone, World of Warcraft and Red Dead Redemption.

      39. Nigel Parkinson –  is a British illustrator who draws Dennis (the Menace) and Gnasher and has drawn most other Beano and Dandy characters at some time or other for the weekly comic, the annuals, summer, and winters specials.

      41. Jen Cohn – (Overwatch) (UK Exclusive) is an American actress and producer, and the voice of Pharah in Overwatch. Jen is also known for her roles in the films The Wrestler (2008) alongside fellow Comic Con Liverpool guest Mickey Rourke and the animated film about a racing snail, Turbo (2013). (Overwatch, Red Dead Redemption, Grand Theft Auto IV, Turbo, Star Wars: The Old Republic, World of Warcraft)

      42. Doug Cockle – is an American actor, voice actor and director. Cockle is known for his voice-over roles in video games, most notably of Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher series. He was nominated for a Game Award for Best Performance and won Golden Joystick Award Best Gaming Performance for his portrayal of Geralt in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. (The Witcher Series, Reign of Fire, Captain America: The First Avenger)

      43. John McCrea – (UK Exclusive) has been drawing comics for 30 years  with his most famous work being Hitman for DC Comics. He has also worked on Wolverine, Deadpool, Spider-Man and the Hulk for Marvel Comics, Batman, Catwoman, Wonder Woman and Superman for DC Comics, Mythic for Image Comics, The Boys for Dynamite (now a smash hit TV show starring Karl Urban on Amazon Prime) and Judge Dredd for 2000AD. (Hitman, Wolverine, Deadpool, Spider-Man)

      44. Lee Bradley – (UK Exclusive) is a UK based freelance illustrator that works within the comics industry. He has worked on a variety of comic book properties including Transformers, Transformers Animated, and the Transformers (How-to-Draw Guide. Transformers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Spider-Man, Retro Marvel Card Series)

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