Celebrity Guests

Chandler Riggs

Chandler Riggs rose to prominence for his iconic role as Carl Grimes on the AMC horror-drama television series The Walking Dead (based on the comic book series of the same name) from 2010 to 2018. For his work on the series, Riggs won three Saturn Awards from five nominations and a Young Artist Award from three nominations. Riggs has appeared in the films Get Low (2009), Mercy (2014), Keep Watching (2017), Only (2019), and Inherit the Viper (2019). In late 2017, Riggs started releasing electronic music under his stage name, Eclipse. In early 2019, he began recurring on the ABC drama series A Million Little Things. In 2023 he voiced Superman/Kal El/Clark Kent in Justice League x RWBY: Super Heroes & Huntsmen, Part One.

Amy Jo Johnson

AMY JO JOHNSON is a multi-faceted artist with over twenty years of experience in the entertainment industry. With her main focus now being behind the camera, Johnson’s feature film TAMMY’S ALWAYS DYING, starring Felicity Huffman, had its world premiere at the TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL. She also made her foray into tv directing on CW's SUPERMAN & LOIS season 2. Johnson has multiple projects in development. Before turning her attention towards writing and directing, the Cape Cod native worked for over 20 years as an accomplished actor, starring in popular television shows such as FELICITY, MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS, and FLASHPOINT.

Lou Ferrigno

An internationally famous and well respected bodybuilder / actor, Lou Ferrigno first appeared on TV screens in 1977 as the musclebound title character of The Incredible Hulk (1977), the alter ego of meek scientist David Banner. Ferrigno was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1951 and as a child suffered from an ear infection that resulted in permanent partial hearing loss. Undeterred by what some may have perceived as a disadvantage, Lou threw himself into athletics (predominantly weightlifting and body building) and at the age of 21 won his first Mr. Universe title. For good measure, he came back and won it again the following year! He also played professional football in the Canadian Football League, before coming to the attention of producer Kenneth Johnson, who was seeking just the right person to portray on screen the comic book superhero, The Incredible Hulk. With his 6' 5", 285 lb. frame, Lou was the biggest professional bodybuilder of the time, and had recently starred in the documentary Pumping Iron (1977), about the 1975 Mr. Olympia contest in South Africa. He successfully auditioned for the part of the green-skinned Goliath, and that is the role with which he is most closely identified. "The Hulk" was a huge ratings success and spawned several telemovies after the initial TV series completed its run. Lou continued to remain busy in films and TV with appearances often centered around his remarkable physique. His films included Hercules (1983), Sinbad of the Seven Seas (1989) and Frogtown II (1992). Lou has additionally guest-starred on several TV shows including The Fall Guy (1981) and The New Mike Hammer (1984) and had a recurring role on The King of Queens (1998). In 1997 he was featured in the dynamic documentary about his sensational return to professional bodybuilding at age 43, Stand Tall (1997). The film detailed how he returned to compete in the Masters category of the Mr. Olympia contest against several familiar bodybuilding foes. In more recent years, he has appeared in several films, including The Misery Brothers (1995), Ping! (2000), From Heaven to Hell (2002) and a cameo as a security guard in the big-budget remake of Hulk (2003). Lou is also a successful author with two books detailing his bodybuilding knowledge, and his life behind the scenes playing the Incredible Hulk on TV in the 1970s, plus he has a popular website frequented by his many fans worldwide.

Ming Chen

Ming Chen is an actor, podcaster, reality television personality, and webmaster. Ming Chen’s road to Kevin's Smith's The Stash all began in 1995 when the college student, video store employee and avid Kevin Smith follower, developed a fan website based on the movie Clerks. Smith, who appreciated Chen’s work, reached out and asked him to create a website for his production company, View Askew Productions. Now not only does Chen continue to work on all of Smith’s online projects, but has also ventured into several other areas within the Kevin Smith empire, most recently hosting a weekly podcast called “I Sell Comics” and Ming & Mike Show podcasts with Mike Zapcic and also starred in the AMC reality series Comic Book Men.

Voice Actors

Jim Cummings

Celebrating 100 Years of Wonder with Disney as we welcome the legendary Jim Cummings! Jim Cummings is an American voice actor and singer, who has appeared in almost 400 roles. Best known for voicing Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Pete, the title character from Darkwing Duck, Dr. Robotnik from Sonic the Hedgehog and the Tasmanian Devil. He has performed in numerous Disney and DreamWorks animations including Aladdin, The Lion King, Balto, Antz, The Road to El Dorado, Shrek, and The Princess and the Frog. He has also provided voice-over work for video games, such as Icewind Dale, Fallout, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Baldur’s Gate, Mass Effect 2, Star Wars: The Old Republic, World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria, World of Warcraft: Legion, and Splatterhouse. Jim also portrayed Weequay pirate captain Hondo Ohnaka in Star Wars: The Clone Wars and in Star Wars Rebels. In addition, He portrayed a warehouse supervisor in the season 5 premiere. He also voiced Oteg and Skylast in Star Wars: The Old Republic, and provided voices in Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars.

Griffin Burns

Griffin Burns is an LA based voice actor & musician most known for his work as Childe in Genshin Impact, Doppio in Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, Akira in Devilman Crybaby, Tadano in Aggretsuko, Muichiro in Demon Slayer, Colt Grice in Attack on Titan, Shalnark in Hunter x Hunter, Ryota Suzui in Kakegurui, Ritsuka Fujimaru in Fate/Grand Order The Movie, Geordo Stuart in My Next Life as a Villainess, Canute in Vinland Saga, Dendritic Cell in Cells at Work!, Todd Snap in New Pokémon Snap, Hilbert in Pokémon Masters, Shinichi Kudo in Lupin the 3rd vs Detective Conan, Nagi Karman in Scarlet Nexus, Jintan in Anohana, and many, many others. He loves creating memes of his characters, (most notably of Childe), which have caused quite the buzz on TikTok and Twitter. When he’s not voicing anime/video games, he enjoys singing/playing guitar in his band New New Girlfriend


John Beatty

Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Marvel's Secret Wars with John Beatty! John Beatty is an American illustrator born in Whitesburg, Kentucky who has worked for Marvel Comics and DC Comics. You can find his work in 350+ issues, including Batman, Captain America, The Punisher, Magneto, Marvel Secret Wars, Action Comics, Detective Comics, Superman, Amazing Spider-Man, and many more.

Howard Chaykin

Howard Chaykin is an acclaimed comic book writer and artist with credits such as American Flagg!, Star Wars, and Hey, Kids, Comics! He has worked extensively at Marvel Comics, DC Comics, and Image comics from the early 1970s through the present day. He is currently working on Hey, Kids, Comics! and much more.


James Spence Authentication

James Spence Authentication will be on site both days of Big Lick Comic Con with their incredible team and services!

Stay tuned for many more announcements!

Let's celebrate the things we love!

Welcome to Big Lick Comic Con in Roanoke, Virginia – where the pop culture universe and cosplay fans collide! Our celebrity guests include actors, actresses, TV hosts, voice actors and comic book creators who have captured the hearts and imaginations of millions around the world. Whether you're a fan of comic books, sci-fi, fantasy, horror, or action, you're sure to find something to love at our con. Our team is committed to creating a welcoming and exciting atmosphere where comic lovers from all walks of life can come together and celebrate their passion for all things pop culture. We can't wait to see you there!

Official Photo Ops & Autographs

We do not charge a fee to "meet" any of guests. Guests are available throughout the event at their respective booths aside from Q&A panel sessions, photo ops, breaks as needed and all guests unless otherwise noted will be on site Saturday AND Sunday for our celebration.

Please note Official Photo Ops do NOT include entry to Big Lick Comic Con. Entry must be purchased separately. Photo Ops do NOT include autographs. Autographs are not sold in advance. They will be available for purchase from any of our guests are their respective tables during the event. Prices for autographs vary based on guest. Most guests accept cash or credit. We have an ATM on site. We recommend purchasing official photo ops in advance as they can sell out and are a wonderful keepsake for your experience at Big Lick Comic Con!