Hollywood icon Billy Dee Williams, who plays “Lando Calrissian” in the Star Wars franchise, has just been confirmed for Universal FanCon, April 27-29, 2018, in Baltimore!!
Billy Dee Williams’ overwhelming popularity and powerful performances opposite this year’s American Music Awards Lifetime Achievement winner (and show-stopper!) Diana Ross in the films “Mahogany” and “Lady Sings the Blues,” made him a huge draw and a much-welcomed addition to the cast of heroes in the “Star Wars” universe in “The Empire Strikes Back.”
His introduction in the “Star Wars” trilogy was followed by his turn as General Calrissian in “Return of the Jedi,” piloting the Millennium Falcon directly into the second Death Star destroying it from within. His popularity in the fantasy Sci-Fi genre continued when he took the role of Gotham’s district attorney Harvey Dent in Tim Burton’s “Batman,” lending his charming good looks and suave attitude to the film.
Billy Dee has kept the character of Lando Calrissian alive for all his “Star Wars” fans! He has voiced the character for numerous incarnations of video games and a Las Vegas slot machine as well as TV series including “Robot Chicken,” The Cleveland Show,” “Star Wars Detours,” “Lego Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles” and for Disney’s “Star Wars Rebels.”
Aside from his prestigious film career, Billy Dee has appeared on television series “Lost,” “Glee,” “NCIS,” “Dynasty,” “Night Shift,” and “Gideon’s Crossing.”
He has appeared as himself on “Modern Family,” “Scrubs,” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”
Billy Dee is also an accomplished, award-winning artist whose paintings are displayed around the globe! The Smithsonian Institute even owns one of his paintings! He’s been nominated for a Guggenheim Award and has won the Hallgarten Award (the “Oscars” of the art world).
If acting and painting weren’t enough, he also has co-authored books, including a love story called “Twilight” (with author Elizabeth Atkins Bowman) and the sci-fi thriller “Psi Net” (with author Rob MacGregor) and its sequels.
FanCon is absolutely thrilled to have this cultural and fan icon as a part of our fanverse as we celebrate diversity in fandom and diversity in fans! Don’t Forget To Get Your Passes Today!