ONE-DAY CHARITY EVENT BY THE CREATORS OF HEROES AND VILLAINS & WALKER
STALKER CON AIMS TO RAISE HALF A MILLION DOLLARS FOR ORLANDO
Stars From TV’s Top Shows Anchor Charity Fan Event September 17
FRANKLIN, Tenn. On September 17, 2016, fans of TV’s top shows will have the opportunity
to meet their favorite stars at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL, while
raising money for the victims and families of the Pulse Nightclub attack.
Dozens of well known actors from The Walking Dead, The Flash, Arrow, and other shows will
meet fans, sign autographs and take photos (see full list). Most importantly, 100% of the profits
raised from ticket sales, autographs, professional photo ops, and vendor sales will be donated
to the One Orlando Fund.
James Frazier, who created and runs the popular Heroes & Villains Fan Fest and Walker
Stalker Con events, is an Orlando native, as are several others on his team.
“I grew up in Orlando, graduated from high school there, got married there, and had four of my
children there,” said Frazier. “Last week, my heart was broken by a senseless tragedy. I
wondered, what can we do? How can we help? This September, we’re inviting our community of
fans to come help us raise as much money as we can for the families that were impacted.”
“From our actors and photograph vendor to our volunteers and the Orange County Convention
Center, everyone involved has stepped up to make Fan Fest Orlando possible. Our home town
needs us. We’ve always supported each other, regardless of race, orientation, or creed, and this
makes that all the more clear,” said Jackie Prutsman, Orlando native and VP of Fan Fest.
At this very special one-day Orlando event, attendees will be treated to a merging of activities
regularly held at separate events, Heroes & Villains Fan Fest and Walker Stalker Con. This
means that stars from a wide range of television shows and movies will be in attendance
interacting with fans, and attendees can participate in an array of interactive experiences. More
than 500,000 people attend these Fan Fest events annually.
Activities in Orlando include:
● Free panel sessions led by stars from some of television’s most popular shows.
● Action heroes and cosplayers roam the convention floor, making for interactive
experiences attendees will never forget.
● Vendors who deal in the comic, entertainment, zombie and other genres and industries.
There are even a number of opportunities to volunteer at the event, which can be found on the
Fan Fest Orlando website.
One of the most popular elements of the conventions is the chance to interact with and hear
from stars from popular shows. In Orlando, attendees will be treated to sessions with guests
● Stephen Amell (Arrow series, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2)
● Lauren Cohan (The Walking Dead, The Boy)
● Chandler Riggs (The Walking Dead)
● David Ramsey (Arrow)
● Emily Kinney (The Walking Dead, Arrow, Flash)
● Josh McDermitt (The Walking Dead)
● Michael Cudlitz (The Walking Dead, Band of Brothers)
● Greg Nicotero (Executive Producer & Director, The Walking Dead)
● Alanna Masterson, Christian Serratos, Lawrence Gilliard Jr., Ross Marquand, Seth
Gilliam, Sonequa MartinGreen (The Walking Dead)
Additional guests are still being confirmed. The Fan Fest Orlando website will be updated
regularly with new additions.
About Fan Fest
Fan Fest is the leading convention and entertainment news brand in North America, with shows
in more than 15 cities worldwide, and an audience in the hundreds of millions. Under the Fan
Fest umbrella, Heroes and Villains Fan Fest is an event for fans of superheroes and villains,
and Walker Stalker Con (including the Walking Dead Experience) is for fans of the zombie and
horror genres. With exclusive guest appearances at at each event and behindthescenes
access to the stars of The Walking Dead, Once Upon A Time, Arrow, and the DC Cinematic
Universe at FanFest.com, Fan Fest gives fans a truly oneofakind experience.
Location: Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL
Fan Fest Orlando
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Hours: 10:30am to 8:00pm; VIP Entry at 9:00am.
Tickets range from $55 General Admission to $800 for the Platinum VIP experience:
Twitter: @fanfestnews Official Hashtag #FanFestOrlando