‘Walking Dead’ Star Confirmed as First Guest Celebrity For Spa-Con Infinity — Eighth Annual Edition — September 20-22

HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK, Arkansas — Seth Gilliam, perhaps best known for his role as Father Gabriel Stokes in the “Walking Dead” TV series, is the first guest celebrity to be confirmed for Spa-Con Infinity, the eighth annual edition of the comic and pop culture convention in Hot Springs.

This year’s convention, which turns the figure 8 on its side to create the symbol for infinity in its branding, will be held September 20 – 22 at the Hot Springs Convention Center.

VIP and weekend early-bird passes for this year’s Spa-Con go on sale today [February 4] at www.spa-con.org , with the VIP passes going for $125 and the weekend passes selling for $25.

Only 150 of the VIP passes will be sold, and purchasers will receive Spa-Con socks, an enamel pin, VIP shirt, a Spa-Con bag, and Spa-Con branded badge. They also will have access to the VIP Lounge, special VIP after-parties, VIP meet and greets, and priority entrance to panels, workshops, and events. The price of the VIP passes will increase to $150 on May 4. The weekend passes will increase to $35 that same day.

“I’m personally over the moon with the Spa-Con pass package items and T-shirt designs this year,” Visit Hot Springs Special Events Manager Alexis Hampo said. “The new artwork and branding for this year’s Infinity edition are really sending Spa-Con over the top when it comes to fresh and exciting designs. The Arkansas artist Gustav Carlson did a fantastic job on our alien artwork.”

Seth Gilliam is best known for playing Ellis Carver on “The Wire,” Clayton Hughes on “Oz,” and Dr. Alan Deaton on “Teen Wolf,” as well as his portrayal of Father Gabriel Stokes on “The Walking Dead.”

“Spa-Con Infinity is so excited to announce the first guest, Seth Gilliam,” Hampo said. “I really think he will bring in a multi-genre crowd, which is what Spa-Con always hopes to do. He’ll appeal to ‘The Wire’ and ‘Teen Wolf’ crowd as well as to the ‘Starship Troopers’ and ‘The Walking Dead’ crowd.”

Gilliam also has had roles on “The Cosby Show,” “Law & Order,” “CSI Miami,” “The Good Wife,” “Homeland,” “Nurse Jackie,” “Criminal Minds” and “Elementary.”

His movie roles have included “Starship Troopers,” “Courage Under Fire,” “Tar,” Punks,” “Did You Hear About the Morgans?,” “Still Alice” and “Police State.”

His stage roles include the lead in Commonwealth Shakespeare Companies’ production of “Othello” and “Antony and Cleopatra” at the Houston Shakespeare Festival.

For more information call Alexis Hampo at 501-321-2027.