Four Headliners from Blockbuster Trilogy become the First Celebrities Announced for Event at Oregon Convention Center

If our calculations are correct, when this baby hits 88 miles per hour… four stars of the Back to the Future trilogy will reunite during the first FAN EXPO Portland, set for January 21-23, 2022, at the Oregon Convention Center. Michael J. Fox (“Marty McFly”), Lea Thompson (“Lorraine”) Christopher Lloyd (“Dr. Emmett Brown”) and Thomas F. Wilson (“Biff Tannen”) will attend the event on Friday and Saturday, January 21-22, when they will greet fans, sign autographs, pose for photo ops and conduct a time-traveling Q&A panel. 

They are the first four stars announced for the major comics, sci-fi, horror, anime and gaming convention, the second on the 17-show FAN EXPO tour in 2022. Additional FAN EXPO Portland celebrities, voice actors, creators, cosplayers and more will be announced soon. 

Fox, one of Hollywood’s biggest stars since a seven-year run as “Alex P. Keaton” in the 80’s situation comedy “Family Ties,” also headlined “Spin City” from 1996-2001 and The Secret of My Success and Casualties of War. He is one of the world’s foremost advocates for Parkinson’s disease research and had a recurring role in the series “The Good Wife” and its follow-up “The Good Fight” last year. 

Thompson first gained attention starring opposite Tom Cruise in 1983’s All the Right Moves before being cast in the role as Marty’s mother Lorraine (and Maggie, wife of Seamus in the third installment of the BTTF trilogy). She also played the lead role in “Caroline in the City” and “For the People” among more than 100 big and small screen credits. 

Lloyd stole scene after scene in “Taxi” as “Rev. Jim Ignatowski” before roles in Star Trek III and Back to the Future lifted him to stardom. Some of his other prominent credits among more than 200 TV series and films include Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Addams Family, Duck Tales the Movie and Anastasia

Wilson has nearly 150 films, television shows and comedy specials to his credit, showing his versatility in playing numerous characters in the BTTF trilogy, including “Biff,” “Griff” and “Buford” Tannen. Fans also remember his memorable roles in “Freaks and Geeks,” “Ghost Whisperer” and The Heat and voice acting spots in “SpongeBob Squarepants,” “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” and “The Spectacular Spider-Man.” 

Executed with the highest level of health and safety measures in place, FAN EXPO Portland, previously produced as Wizard World Portland, will welcome fans to reunite for a weekend of non-stop programming and special guests. Tickets for FAN EXPO Portland are available now at  

FAN EXPO Portland brings its unique brand of excitement to an event that will feature top celebrities, hundreds of exhibitors, creators and cosplayers as well as compelling programming, meet and greets, special events, kids zones and more. FAN EXPO Portland will feature everything fans have loved about Wizard World Portland with even more all weekend. Details on guests and schedules will be announced soon.  

COVID-19 restrictions prevented the 2021 event from being held. Portland is the second event on the 2022 FAN EXPO calendar; the full schedule is available at 


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