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7 Must-Meet Guests of Pensacola Pensacon

Mike Fisher

September 27th 2019

7 Must-Meet Guests of Pensacola Pensacon

The 2021 Pensacola Comic Con, known widely as "Pensacon" is right around the corner. In February, thousands upon thousands of guests will stream into Pensacola for what could be the largest event of it's kind in the region. Luckily for us, Pensacon organizers are putting together an amazing schedule.

A short film fest, Cosplay contest, and speed date session are just some of the awesome events that take place throughout the action-packed weekend, but most people come for the meet-and-greets and Q&A's. Pensacon has wrangled some of the biggest names of the sci-fi, action, and comic book world! Over 100 celebrity guests will offer autographs, photo ops, and one-on-one time to eager attendees at the Pensacola Bay Center in Downtown Pensacola, FL.

With so much amazing talent, it was very difficult to narrow down a list of the 7 must-meet guests of Pensacola Pensacon, past and present. This year, historic actors, wrestlers, and illustrators were added to the list! The following list was compiled based on work resume, popularity, and a little personal preference from the writer.

Table of Contents

  • Henry Winkler
  • Matt Maiellaro
  • Caleb Mclaughlin
  • Bob Camp
  • Verne Troyer
  • Jason David Frank
  • Jake "The Snake" Roberts



1. Henry Winkler


Henry Winkler visits Pensacola Pensacon

Henry Winkler alone is enough reason to attend this unforgettable Pensacola special event! Image from Wikimedia


Who doesn't love "The Fonz?" The legendary comedic actor is a classically trained thespian with decades of experience! Taking on both Hollywood hits and cult classics, Henry Winkler has appeared in several note-worthy projects including multiple Adam Sandler films and the Adult Swim series Children's Hospital.


2. Matt Maiellaro


Matt Maiellaro at Pensacola Pensacon

Image from Wikimedia


The work of Matt Maiellaro is known mostly to millennials in the form of Cartoon Network's Adult Swim programming, but his full portfolio extends to decades in the animation and voice-over field! Maiellaro found major success in his help with creating Aqua Teen Hunger Force, a popular late-night animated series featured in Adult Swim's original show lineup.


3. Caleb Mclaughlin


Caleb Mclaughlin from Stranger Things

Image from Wikimedia


One of several actors from the breakout series Stranger Things to appear at Pensacon, Caleb Mclaughlin brings a young talent unlike any other! A star of both stage and screen, young Caleb sports an impressive resume including work on Broadway, TV, and film.


4. Bob Camp


Bob Camp visits Pensacola Pensacon

Bob Camp has been in the business for decades, making this just one of the many reasons to visit Pensacola, FL, and attend Pensacon! Image from Wikimedia


As a child who grew up in the age of Saturday morning cartoons, Bob Camp is certainly a must-meet star of this year's show! Camp's work as an animator on the Nickelodeon series, Ren & Stimpy, landed two Emmy nominations and a Cable Ace Award. Although an accomplished illustrator, Camp's portfolio doesn't end at cartoons. Bob has been writing, creating, and directing for over 30 years!


5. Verne Troyer


verne troyer at Pensacola Pensacon

Image by Courtney via Flickr


Known for his breakout role in the Austin Powers series, Troyer has enjoyed a range of work in the film industry. Verne's small stature and propensity for acting has landed him several memorable roles including Griphook in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.


6. Jason David Frank


Jason David Frank as a guest of Pensacola Pensacon

Image from Wikimedia


Watch out! This next guest is a kung fu fighting hero! Best known to fans of the original Power Rangers series as the Green and White Ranger, Jason David Frank is a legit martial arts master! A 7th degree black belt and owner and operator of Rising Sun Karate and MMA, JDF is a real-life power ranger! Keep an eye out for Frank in the Bloodshot web series.


7. Jake "The Snake" Roberts


jake the snake roberts in the ring

With celebrities like Jake “The Snake” Roberts on the roster, it’s easy to see why Pensacon is one of the top tourist attractions in the Pensacola area. Image from Wikimedia


WWE Hall of Famer and legendary ring villain Jake Roberts has shown off his muscles at Pensacon! Roberts traded his death-defying DDT finisher for a friendly handshake as he greeted guests at the convention. With a 30 year career in the professional wrestling industry, Jake "The Snake" Roberts achieved several feats. Roberts has brought home championship belts in multiple leagues, as well as wins against history's most prominent mat men like Andre the Giant and the Million Dollar Man!



It doesn’t matter if you get to the Pensacola Bay Center aboard a Pensacola bus tour with Go Retro Tours, by foot, car, or bus. All that matters is that you get there, and that you don’t forget to bring a camera! For more information, including a full list of the 2021 lineup, please visit:


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