July 13, 2010, by Rodney Ho
I dream of jeannie
It’s less than eight weeks until Dragon*Con, the annual sci-fi/fantasy fest in downtown Atlanta. The Web site updates who is showing up and given that it’s a slow day, here are some highlights of celebrities ready to sign a photo for you (at a price, of course).
Every year, the organizers also like to bring folks from non-sci-fi/fantasy genres. Mickey Rooney led the parade one year. Another time, they reunited many on the cast of “Happy Days.” Last year, stars from the “Dukes of Hazzard” came by.
This year, they’ve got the three leads from “I Dream of Jeannie,” the ’60s sitcom.
- Larry Hagman, 78- Major Tony Nelson
- Barbara Eden, 75 – Jeannie
- Bill Daily, 82 – Major Roger Healey
Otherwise, so far, the star power this year can’t match last year’s combo of William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy, plus Sir Patrick Stewart. Dragon*Con is always handicapped by the fact it’s on the East Coast and timing: in early September, most actors who are in current series are in production and can’t set aside the time. You’d need to go to Comic-Con in San Diego for that type of exposure.
Here are some of the more notable names popping up:
Rene Auberjonois (”Deep Space Nine,” “Boston Legal” “Benson”)
Sean Astin (”Rudy” “Lord of the Rings” “24″)
Kristin Bauer (”True Blood”)
LeVar Burton (”Star Trek: The Next Generation”)
Linda Hamilton (”Terminator” films)
Richard Hatch (the original “Battlestar Galactica” and 22 episodes of the new one)
Kelly LeBrock (”The Woman in Red,” “Weird Science”)
Stan Lee (creator of “Spider-Man,” “The X Men,” “Iron Men” and “The Hulk,” to name a few)
James Marsters (”Buffy the Vampire Slayer”)
Edward James Olmos (”Miami Vice,” updated “Battlestar Galactica”)
Adrian Pasdar (”Heroes”)
Luke Perry (the film version of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Beverly Hills 90210″)
Sendhil Ramamurthy (”Heroes”)
Kevin Sorbo (”Hercules”)
Brent Spiner (”Star Trek: The Next Generation”)
Tickets are $90 until July 19, $100 after and at the door for four days. One, two and three-day passes are available as well. More details here.
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