Linda Hamilton, Jeff Ward, Peter Weller Head Next Wave of Celebrity Guests At FAN EXPO New Orleans
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Felicia Day, Lana Parrilla, Ethan Suplee, Sonequa Martin-Green, Eman Esfandi Also Join Standout Roster at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, January 5-7

NEW ORLEANS - eMusicWire -- Linda Hamilton (The Terminator franchise, Dante's Peak), Jeff Ward ("One Piece," "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."), Peter Weller (RoboCop, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension) and Felicia Day ("The Guild," "Supernatural") headline the next wave of celebrity guests appearing at FAN EXPO New Orleans, set for January 5-7, 2024, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. The four will be joined by Lana Parrilla ("Once Upon a Time," "Spin City"), Ethan Suplee ("My Name is Earl," Remember the Titans), Sonequa Martin-Green ("Star Trek: Discovery," "The Walking Dead") and Eman Esfandi ("Ahsoka," King Richard) as new additions to the convention lineup.

Tickets for FAN EXPO New Orleans are available at, with a variety of individual single day, 3-day and Ultimate Fan Packages to choose from.

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Hamilton first turned heads in 1984's The Terminator, following up with a co-starring role as "Assistant District Attorney Catherine Chandler" opposite Ron Perlman in "Beauty and the Beast." She reprised her "Sarah Connor" role in Terminator 2: Judgment Day and Terminator: Dark Fate..

Ward currently stars as "Buggy" in the action Netflix series "One Piece," following up on a three-year, 45-episode spin in "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D" as "Deke Shaw," the complex character who proved popular with fans.

Accomplished actor, director, voice over artist and occasional professor Weller's amazing career has taken him from the mean streets of old Detroit to the final frontier of space.

Day has more than 100 credits, from films to TV series to voice work, with many highlights including a 66-episode run on "The Guild" and recurring spots on "Supernatural" and "Eureka."

Parrilla appeared in 156 episodes of the ABC hit fantasy/adventure series "Once Upon a Time" between 2011-2018, for which she earned several awards, including TV Guide's Favorite Villain, and numerous nominations.

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Suplee has had nearly 100 film and TV roles, from comedies like the Kevin Smith productions Mallrats, Dogma and Clerks III, "My Name is Earl," and "Boy Meets World" to dramas such as Remember the Titans and The Butterfly Effect.

Martin-Green portrayed "Sasha Williams" on "The Walking Dead" from 2012-17, and has wowed fans as "Michael Burnham" in "Star Trek: Discovery" for the past six years.

Esfandi co-starred opposite Rosario Dawson, David Tennant and Mary Elizabeth Winstead in this year's Disney+ miniseries "Ahsoka," part of the Star Wars universe.

The eight newcomers join an already impressive autograph area that includes Danny Trejo (Machete), the "Daredevil" tandem of Charlie Cox and Vincent D'Onofrio and more.

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