A B.C.–bred celebrity turned activist and two Princess Bride cast members are among the latest guests to join the eighth annual Fan Expo Vancouver, which will run this year from March 1 to 3 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
British Columbia's Pamela Anderson, who hails from Ladysmith and grew up in Comox, starred on TV series Baywatch, Home Improvement, and V.I.P., in addition to movies such as Blonde and Blonder and Scary Movie 3.
She also launched the Pamela Anderson Foundation, and has been active in animal-rights and environmental issues.
Among the locally related causes Anderson has participated in, she backed the Vancouver Humane Society in August in opposing calf-roping and steer wrestling at the Chilliwack Fair and she opposed oil tankers in Vancouver Harbour in December 2010.
She also launched a pop-up vegan restaurant in July 2017 in southern France to support the release of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
As a former Playboy model, she paid tribute to Playboy founder Hugh Hefner after his death in September 2017.
Meanwhile, another addition to the Fan Expo Vancouver lineup is Cary Elwes, who had lead roles in The Princess Bride, as Westley, and Robin Hood: Men in Tights, as the titular character, in addition to Bram Stoker's Dracula, Georgia Rule, The Jungle Book, Saw, Twister, Days of Thunder, and The X-Files.
Another Princess Bride alum is joining the lineup: character and voice actor, comedian, and playwright Wallace Shawn who, over the course of his extensive career, has appeared in My Dinner With Andre, Clueless, Toy Story, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Gossip Girl, and he even played the Canadian prime minister in Canadian Bacon.
Also, Gotham cast members David Mazouz and David Pertwee will also appear at the convention.
These additions join the previously announced guests George Takei (Star Trek) and Billy Dee Williams (Star Wars).
Takei has joined the TV anthology series The Terror, which is shooting its second season in Vancouver from Monday (January 14) to May 10, as a series regular and consultant. The second season focuses on a Japanese-American internment camp during the Second World War, which Takei himself endured as a child in real life.