GOSH! 'Napoleon Dynamite' Among Mississippi Comic Con Stars June 22-23

The 10th annual Mississippi Comic Con will be held June 22 and 23 at the Mississippi Trade Mart.

With an estimated 20,000 attendees expected this year, you’ll want to be sure to get your tickets in advance.

Jon Heder and Efren Ramirez Napoleon Dynamite Credit Uproxx
Jon Heder and Efren Ramirez, stars of Napoleon Dynmamite, will appear at MS Comic Con at the MS Trade Mart June 22 and 23.
Credit: Uproxx

Event emcee Joey Mills points out that ‘Comic Con is for everyone,’ and adds, “We really work to ensure that not only is Mississippi Comic Con a fun and safe event for all ages, but we follow that line of thinking in vendors that will be with us, the various clubs, fan panels, performances, gaming, and the guests that we invite. We work hard over many months to make sure that we truly do bring something for everyone.”

Mississippi Comic Con
is celebrating the 20th anniversary of ‘Napoleon Dynamite’ with actors Jon Heder and Efren Ramirez slated to attend. Other guests include a number of comic creators, multiple WWE Hall of Famers, voice actors like Tom Kinney (SpongeBob), and a group of cast members from Amazon Prime’s hit animated show ‘Hazbin Hotel’. Mills adds, “We have TV and film actors like John Schneider, Tom Wilson, Keith David, and Alan Tudyk. We have stars from Power Rangers, Star Wars, and more!”

Sean Schemmel signs an autograph for a fan at the 2023 MS Comic Con
Credit: MS Comic Con

While the schedule is still being finalized, due to guest availability, Mills notes that the much anticipated ‘main event’ Cosplay Contest will take place on the main stage at 5pm on Saturday, June 22nd. “Jackson has some fantastic cosplayers and I can’t wait to see what they’ve been working on since last year’s event.” Participants of all ages and experience levels are encouraged to enter. For a full list of contest rules, categories, and info on how to enter, you can visit the Mississippi ComicCon website. Attendees can participate in games, Q&A sessions, and photo ops with guests, as well as attend panel discussions and shop with local vendors. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door, and the event is open to all ages.

Visit mississippicomiccon.com for details on schedule, exhibitors, and more. To stay up to date on announcements, don’t forget to follow Mississippi Comic Con on social media.

Erin McKewen

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