Tampa Bay Comic Convention Announces First Five Celebrity Guests for 2023 Show

– Tampa Bay Comic Convention is July 28-30, 2023 at the Tampa Bay Convention Center –

TAMPA BAY – March 17, 2023 – Tampa Bay Comic Convention (https://tampabaycomicconvention.com/) announced today its first round of celebrity guest attendees, including Giancarlo Esposito, Jim Cummings, Pauly Shore, Steve Downes and Jen Taylor for the 2023 show on July 28-30, 2023 at the Tampa Bay Convention Center. 

“Our first round of celebrity guest announcements is a huge win for fans as Ginacarlo, Jim, Pauly, Steve and Jen are five of our most requested guests from our fans” said Dan Farr, Tampa Bay Comic Convention Show Producer. “This is a great start to the show in July and it’s just the tip of the iceberg as we’re pulling out all the stops to make this our biggest and most epic show ever.”

Esposito is currently starring as Moff Gideon in Disney’s Mandalorian. Over the course of his career, he also played Gus Fring in Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, Mike Giardello in Homicide: LIfe on the Streets, Sidney Glass/Magic Mirror in ABC’s Once Upon a Time and Amazon Prime’s The Boys and The Boys Presents: Diabolical. He’s a three-time nominee for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series.

Cummings is best known for his many voice roles on Disney movies such as Winnie the Pooh and Tigger from Winnie the Pooh, Razoul and Farouk on Aladdin, Ed and Scar’s singing voice on The Lion King, Pete on A Goofy Movie and Chief Powhatan and the singing voice of Kekata on Pocahontas as well as the Tasmanian Devil from Looney Toons.

Shore is a comedian, actor and filmmaker who rose to fame in the 1990 through a series of comedy films, most notably in Encino Man, Son in Law,  Bio-Dome and Pauly Shore Is Dead. In addition to acting, he’s lent his voice to a number of voice roles including, A Goofy Movie and An Extremely Goofy Movie.  

Downes was a radio disc jockey (DJ) for 44 years. In 1990 he started voice acting in 1990 and in 1999 he voiced his first role in a video game when he played Gunnar in Septerra Core: Legacy of the Creator. That role opened the door for him to play Master Chief in Halo: Combat Evolved and he’s voiced that role ever since.

Taylor is a voice actress best known for her role as Crotana in the Halo video games. In addition to Halo, she’s voiced characters in a number of other video games including Princess Peach, Toad and Toadette in Mario games and Salem in RWBY. She’s also a prolific narrator for audio books, narrating more than 25 audiobooks.

Tampa Bay Comic Convention will feature the best in geek and pop culture, including movies, TV shows from network TV, streaming services and other online sources, cosplay, gaming, books, comic creators, artists, vendors and many more. Attendees can meet all their favorite celebrities from fandoms such as Marvel, DC, Disney, Star Wars, 90s Sitcoms, Cartoons as well as artists, author and comic creators and attend panels where they can hear about their careers and current projects.

More celebrity guests will be announced leading up to the convention in July. To stay up to date on Tampa Bay Comic Convention 2023, visit the website, Tampa Bay Comic Convention Social Media, and subscribe to the Tampa Bay Comic Convention Newsletter for all the latest Tampa Bay Comic Convention 2023 Promotions and Guest Announcements.

For more information about Tampa Bay Comic Convention or to purchase tickets now, visit  https://tampabaycomicconvention.com/


Tampa Bay Comic Convention is a comic pop culture convention located in Tampa, Florida. Tampa Bay Comic Convention is Tampa’s largest, true comic convention. Featured are exhibitors that cater to a wide-spectrum of interests including comic books, magazines, toys, games, Star Wars, Star Trek, anime, manga, cosplay, artwork, sketches and apparel. In addition, a roster of comic industry professionals, and comicdom-related celebrities are in attendance for attendees to meet and greet. As admission is kept reasonable for adults and FREE for children 10 and under, the Tampa Bay Comic Convention is a family-friendly convention. Find out more at: https://tampabaycomicconvention.com/.

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