HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK, Arkansas — With Spa-Con 6.0 only eight months away, three noted actors have signed on as celebrity guests for the comics and pop culture convention scheduled for September 23 – 25 at the Hot Springs Convention Center.
Lori Petty, Beau Billingslea and Mark Rolston will be on hand to greet fans and answer questions when the sixth version of the popular convention gets underway.
“We are so pleased to welcome these three great guests for our 2022 Spa-Con, and we’ll have more special guests to announce in the coming days,” said Bill Solleder, marketing director for Visit Hot Springs and one of the founders of the convention. “We’re especially pleased that Lori Petty will be joining us after she had to miss her scheduled appearance at the 2021 convention because of covid concerns.”
Solleder said tickets for the 2022 Spa-Con are available at the Spa-Con website: www.spa-con.org. He said weekend pass ticket prices for those who register before July 23 are $25. The price goes up to $35 between July 23 and September 23.
He said there are 100 VIP passes available for $100 until July 23. The VIP passes are $125 between July 23 and September 22. These passes purchased on September 23 are $150.
“Our celebration of pop culture and comics brings together a diverse audience that loves everything from Batman to ‘Stranger Things,’ Pac-Man to Mario Smash Bros, Dungeons and Dragons to Pokemon and everything in between,” Solleder said, adding, “Spa-Con provides possibly the best people-watching fun in the state. It has hosted celebrities from ‘Star Trek,’ ‘Twin Peaks,’ ‘Battlestar Galactica,’ and ‘Stranger Things,’ not to mention, NASA scientists and 12-foot-tall robots.”
Lori Petty is now starring in “Station 11,” a post-apocalyptic miniseries streaming on HBO Max. She will be at Spa-Con on Saturday, September 24, for questions and photos and will take part in a VIP meet-and-greet.
Petty continues to be revered by fans for her acting prowess and is still considered one of the most respected “actors‘ actor” in the industry, as evidenced by her nearly 70 film and TV credits. Her recent TV roles include guest starring on the hit series “Gotham,” the reboot of “Hawaii Five-0 and “Orange Is the New Black.”
She is also well known for playing iconic roles in films such as “Point Break,” “A League of Their Own and “Tank Girl.”
Beau Billingslea will be on hand all three days of Spa-Con 6.0. He will appear at the opening ceremony Friday, September 23, will greet fans and pose for photos and do autographs Saturday, September 24, and will sign autographs on Sunday, September 25.
Billingslea is the voice of The Fourth Raikage and Homura in the animated series “Naruto,” and voices Abraham Douglas in the animated feature, “War of the Worlds: Goliath.” He has narrated several series on The History Channel including “Suicide Missions,” “Hero Ships” and “Modern Marvels.” His video games include Safari, Outlaws, Dynasty Warriors, Zino, Breakdown, Ace Combat 5, and Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children. He also voiced Jet Black in the critically acclaimed anime “Cowboy Bebop.”
Mark Rolston also will appear all three days of Spa-Con 6.0, including the opening ceremony September 23, photos, VIP meet and greet and autographs September 24, and in the Expo Hall for autographs September 25.
He created iconic roles as Private Drake in “Aliens,” Bogs Diamond in “The Shawshank Redemption,” the original Alistar in the mega hit series “Supernatural,” and recently as Clive Davis in the Lifetime Feature “Whitney.”
He also is known as Walter Pierce in “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” and as Kuroda and later Magh in “Star Trek: Enterprise.”
For more information call Bill Solleder at 501-321-2027.