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All 4 hobbits are coming to downtown Dallas next month

The ‘Lord of the Rings’ stars will join plenty of other celebrities as part of Fan Expo Dallas, the annual three-day convention.

Fan Expo Dallas is bringing its A-game this year. The annual three-day fan convention formerly known as Dallas Comic Con has a star-studded get-together planned March 27-29 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center.

In a notable reunion, all four hobbits from Lord of the Rings will be in attendance. Stars Elijah Wood, Sean Astin (who also starred in The Goonies), Dominic Monaghan, and Billy Boyd are all onboard this year to reunite the four hobbits, Frodo, Samwise, Merry and Pippin.

There’s also another rendezvous planned from one of the most successful TV shows of all time, The Office. Stanley (Leslie David Baker), Kevin (Brian Baumgartner) and Oscar (Oscar Nuñez) are all coming to the convention as well.

From Full House and its sequel series, Fuller House, Fan Expo Dallas is bringing in Uncle Jesse (John Stamos), Uncle Joey (Dave Coulier) and Danny Tanner (Bob Saget). And from Saved by the Bell, the convention is hosting Zack Morris (Mark-Paul Gosselaar), A.C. Slater (Mario Lopez), and Jessie Spano (Elizabeth Berkley).

Actor and TV host Mario Lopez arrives for the 92nd Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Calif., on Feb. 9, 2020.
Actor and TV host Mario Lopez arrives for the 92nd Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Calif., on Feb. 9, 2020.(ROBYN BECK / AFP via Getty Images)

Jon Bernthal and Chandler Riggs from The Walking Dead will making appearances, too, as well as Stephen Amell, Ben Lewis, and Katherine McNamara from the action-adventure TV series Arrow. There’s also Teri Hatcher and Dean Cain from the critically acclaimed ’90s TV show Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman and Brandon Routh and Caity Lotz from another superhero series, Legends of Tomorrow.

Reunions rule Dallas Fan Expo this year, but there are plenty of other celebrity guests making appearances, including professional wrestler turned film star Dave Bautista from the Guardians of the Galaxy films and Brendan Fraser from The Mummy action horror film franchise.

Chandler Riggs as Carl Grimes in 'The Walking Dead.'
Chandler Riggs as Carl Grimes in 'The Walking Dead.'(Gene Page / AMC)

From Monty Python and Harry Potter, John Cleese is returning to Dallas again after recently collecting a VideoFest award at Texas Theatre. There is also George Takei, who played Sulu on Star Trek before becoming a bestselling author and gathering millions of followers on Twitter; actress Christina Ricci from The Addams Family films; Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad, The Mandalorian); and Levar Burton from Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Last but not least, comedian “Weird Al” Yankovic, known for his parodies of hit songs and UHF, a cult comedy from 1989, will be present. Mena Massoud, who starred in 2019’s live-action version of Aladdin, and John Leguizamo (John Wick) will also be available for autographs and photos.

For more info, visit fanexpodallas.com.

Jeremy Hallock, Special Contributor. Jeremy Hallock is a Dallas freelance writer.

artslife@dallasnews.com

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