This Looks Like a Job for Comic Con!: Iconic stars to attend RI Comic Con

Altered Reality Entertainment has announced an impressive lineup of iconic actors to headline the 11th annual “Biggest Show in the Littlest State” from November 3–5 at the Amica Mutual Pavilion in PVD.


Known for her characters on “Married… With Children,” “Futurama,” and “Sons of Anarchy,” Katey Sagal will headline the November event, alongside fellow “Futurama” castmates Billy West, John DiMaggio, Phil Lamarr, Maurice LaMarche, and Lauren Tom, and her “Sons of Anarchy” castmates Charlie Hunnam and Ron Perlman.


Classic TV fans will recognize Barbara Eden for her iconic role as Jeannie from “I Dream of Jeannie.” Eden is also known for the series, “Harper Valley P.T.A.” Eden will offer a unique photo opportunity for fans to pose inside a life-size “Jeannie” bottle crafted by puppeteer and props designer Bill Diamond.

2023 marks the 85th anniversary of Superman, and RI Comic Con will celebrate in the most iconic way. Fans of the Man of Steel can meet Tyler Hoechlin, Brandon Routh, Tom Welling, Dean Cain, Tim Daly, Nolan North, and Gerard Christopher. Just remember to leave your kryptonite at home. Also joining the host of Superman actors are Michael Rosenbaum, John Glover, John Schneider, Jordan Elsass, and Alex Garfin.

The Breakfast Club cast reunites in Rhode Island! Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy, Anthony Michael Hall, and Judd Nelson will all appear, as well as fellow “Brat Packer” Andrew McCarthy.

Star Wars fans can meet actor Anthony Daniels, who played C-3PO, and remains the only actor to have appeared in or been involved with all 11 theatrical films in the franchise. Other iconic cinematic actors scheduled to appear include Linda Hamilton, who played Sarah Connor in The Terminator franchise; Carrie-Anne Moss, who played Trinity in The Matrix films; and Carl Weathers, known for playing Apollo Creed in the Rocky film series.

Looking for something beyond the con? On Saturday, November 4, organizers are excited to announce that pop icon Paula Abdul will make a one-day-only appearance. On Saturday, you can also join Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbuam for Smallville Nights, a one-night-only interactive show where the stars will read scenes from the series and bring fans on stage to act with them. Also happening on Saturday is the RICC After Party, hosted by the Omni Hotel from 10pm–1am. •

RI Comic Con spokesperson Susan Soares shared FAQs for first-timers:

Can I bring a backpack?

Yes! Just be prepared for security to search any bags at the entry.

Can I wear a costume?

Yes, costumes are encouraged. Please keep in mind, this is a family show and anyone wearing anything deemed inappropriate by staff will be asked to change. If you really do it up, also be prepared for a lot of people to ask to take your picture as you traverse the floor.

Is there parking available?

Your options include the Convention Center, Providence Place Mall (take the skybridge to the Omni, then another skybridge to the Convention Center), and area parking garages; fees vary per lot and length of stay.

I have a disability; what services can you provide?

ARE is dedicated to continually improving our efforts to ensure fully accessible events for people with disabilities. Accessibility wristbands are available upon arrival to the event at the box office. One health assistant will be allowed to piggyback on the accessibility wristband. They MUST purchase a ticket to the show to be allowed in.

Accessibility Wristband Allows:

  • Access to the celebrity and photo ops fast pass lanes
  • Priority seating at panels

How do I get tickets?

Tickets are on sale at, at the Amica Mutual Pavilion box office, and all Toy Vault locations. Download the free Altered Reality Entertainment app to view maps, panels, artists, and exhibitors, and plan your epic schedule. The Altered Reality Entertainment app is available on the Apple app store and on Google Play.

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