Zip-A-Dee Doo-Dah: 3 More Griswolds Announced for Colorado Expo
Fan Expo in Denver this summer is becoming a "who's who" of your favorite characters from some of the most successful movies and shows of all time. This year's convention is June 30 through July 2.
Hundreds of thousands of people each year flock to the Colorado Convention Center to celebrate all things pop culture, including the chance to meet some of the actors who have portrayed some of the most iconic characters of all time. Autographs, photos and panels hosted by actors, directors, comic artists and more make this a must-attend event in Denver each year.
They've already announced a pretty rad lineup for the 2023 expo, including the likes of Christopher Lloyd from the Back to the Future trilogy, Christina Ricci from the Addams Family, and Vincent D'Onofrio from Daredevil - and Full Metal Jacket.
The lineup includes some of your co-workers from "The Office," like Leslie David Baker who played Stanley, Brian Baumgartner who played Kevin and Kate Flannery who played Meredith.
It includes Zach Morris and AC Slater from Saved By The Bell - or, Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Mario Lopez, to be more accurate - plus cast from Star Trek: The Next Generation.
The cast of Scream will be there, and even Steve from Blue's Clues! It's a pretty big deal.
It was previously announced that Chevy Chase - Clark Griswold himself - would be in attendance as well. But they just announced some other Griswold family members will be joining him. It's the Fan Expo equivalent of "but wait, there's more!"
So what other Griswolds are coming to Fan Expo Denver?
We start with the youngest Griswold, Rusty. Or, to be more accurate, the original Rusty, played by Anthony Michael Hall, who starred in a whole bunch of 80s cult classics in addition to the original "Vacation" movie of course. You may have heard of The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Weird Science or Edward Scissorhands before.
You can't have Russ without Audrey, of course, right? Now to be fair, Audrey Griswold has been played by several different actresses over the course of the National Lampoon's Vacation series. Most recently she was played by Leslie Mann as a grown-up, married Audrey in the modern day Vacation movie from 2015. But the character was also played by Dana Hill in European Vacation, Juliette Lewis in Christmas Vacation and Marisol Nichols in Vegas Vacation - an underrated installment in the series, by the way.
Which one is coming to Fan Expo Denver? The original Audrey - the one and only! - from the original Vacation movie, Dana Barron.
And last but not least, one of the more popular characters from the series, who makes quite the impression wherever he goes. He's portrayed by an actor with quite the resume to his name as well in the years since, in addition to some - shall we say - interesting headlines over time. None other than Cousin Eddie - played by Randy Quaid - has been added to the lineup for Fan Expo Denver as well.
Get more info about Fan Expo Denver and purchase tickets on their website.