Dragon Con 2016 Guest Announcement: Gillian Anderson!

Gillian Anderson Dragon Con 2016 Dana Scully

As a huge fan of basically everything about Gillian Anderson (and, of course, a huge fan of The X-Files and Dana Scully in particular) I for one am very excited to announce that she has been added to the guest list for Dragon Con 2016!

Dragon Con shared the following post about Gillian Anderson being added to that list on their official Facebook page just over an hour ago:

Gillian Anderson Dragon Con 2016

Of course I wish she could be there for the entire weekend, but I know I’ll be keeping an eye out for her panels and photo ops. Gillian Anderson as Dana Scully is literally one of my childhood heroes, and it would make my Dragon Con to be able to meet her…even for just a few moments. (Or shoot, even to just attend one of her panels.)

Previous big guest announcements for this year’s Dragon Con included Charlie Cox (Daredevil), Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter films), Jack Gleeson (Joffrey from Game of Thrones), Karl Urban (Lord of the Rings, Star Trek, etc.), and more. But from a personal standpoint, I have to say that Gillian Anderson trumps them all. From her breakthrough performance as Dana Scully back when women in STEM were so rarely seen on television, to her role as Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier in Hannibal and her upcoming one as Media in American Gods, she has proven over and over again how awesome she really is. Of course, this isn’t Gillian Anderson’s first time attending Dragon Con, and I hope it won’t be her last – but as I said, I can’t imagine missing out on seeing her while I’m there.

Who is your favorite Dragon Con guest so far? Any idea who might be announced next? Let us know in the comments – and don’t forget to check out our Dragon Con Masterpost for previous coverage!

Author: Tara Lynne

Tara Lynne is an author, fandom and geek culture expert, and public speaker. She founded Ice & Fire Con, the first ever Game of Thrones convention in the US, and now runs its parent company Saga Event Planning.

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