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40th Anniversaries - Guest Suggestions/Notable Anniversaries


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There's a lot of 40th anniversaries this year I share my birthday with, like a fair few of you 80s kids, and there's definitely some dream guests to go with the year of '84.

Here's my dream list for LFCC Summer, I won't expect all but even some would be cool for group shoots and autographs, and see some as very doable.

I've also compiled some lists of some notable anniversaries for fans and ideas. Noted some involved have sadly left us, but have included due to fans of these and also there's always someone tied to it, be it writer, artist or star of a adaptation.


  • Peter Cullen
  • Frank Welker

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

  • Peter Laird (Sadly its very rare and getting rarer as time goes on)
  • Kevin Eastman (Been before and was brilliant, with exclusive prints)

Nightmare on Elm Street

  • Robert Englund - Full costume shoot with Boiler Room (We sadly never got a full costume shoot, but he's done make up and a few Elm Street guests this year)
  • Heather Langenkamp

Ghostbusters (Also Frozen Empire is released this year)

  • Bill Murray (Probably the least likely to get)
  • Dan Aykroyd
  • Ernie Hudson
  • Sigourney Weaver (She did it once, drew a huge crowd)
  • Annie Potts
  • Rick Moranis (Can't see it happening, but worth mentioning, who doesn't love Rick!)


  • Arnold Schwarzenegger (A very tall order, but not out of the limits of possibilities, but will be expensive)
  • Linda Hamilton
  • Michael Biehn

Akira, Vol. 1

  • Katsuhiro Otomo

1984 also sees the anniversaries of the following films (which also have some notable names for guests)...

  • Police Academy
  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (Hayao Miyazaki would be a epic guest)
  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (I'd be happy just with Ke Huy Quan)
  • Gremlins 
  • The Karate Kid
  • This Is Spinal Tap
  • The Never Ending Story
  • Beverly Hills Cop
  • Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (Be sure to see Tom Savini at Spring LFCC, hopefully he can so Summer too. And I know some want Feldman)
  • Children of the Corn
  • Purple Rain (True no Prince, but it was a phenomenon and still plenty of cast and the band left)
  • Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (Lloyd and Shatner?)
  • Romancing the Stone
  • Supergirl
  • The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension


Some notable comic anniversaries too.

  • Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars ties into the origin of the popular supervillain Venom.
  • Spider-Man's black costume first appears in The Amazing Spider-Man #252 ties into the origin of the popular supervillain Venom.
  • "The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man," written by Roger Stern, with art by Ron Frenz and Terry Austin is published in The Amazing Spider-Man #248.
  • Scream! #1, published by IPC Magazines.
  • British writer Alan Moore takes over Swamp Thing #20
  • New Teen Titans, with issue #41, becomes Tales of the Teen Titans.
  • Fantastic Four #265She-Hulk joins the Fantastic Four 
  • Legion of Super-Heroes, with issue #314, becomes Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes.
  • The West Coast Avengers #1 in a four-issue mini-series
  • The Judge Dredd story "City of the Damned" begins its run in 2000 AD 
  • Kitty Pryde and Wolverine #1 in a six-issue mini-series, by Chris Claremont and Al Milgrom, 
  • Iceman #1 in a four-issue limited series by J.M. DeMatteis, Alan Kupperberg, and Mike Gustovich;
  • Captain America #300: "Cap vs. The Red Skull — To the Death!" by J. M. DeMatteis, Paul Neary, and Dennis Janke.
  • Superman #400: 68-page anniversary issue: "The Living Legends of Superman."
  • World's Finest Comics #300: 52-page anniversary issue.


TV anyone?

  • Thomas & Friends (Ringo Starr was the voice of a childhood for a lot of us)
  • Miami Vice 
  • Airwolf
  • Robin of Sherwood
  • V
  • Tales from the Darkside
  • 'Allo 'Allo!


Notable books to as I know the convention attracts some book lovers.

  • The Hunt for Red October - Tom Clancy
  • So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #4) - Douglas Adams
  • In the Hand of the Goddess (Song of the Lioness, #2) - Tamora Pierce
  • Dragons of Autumn Twilight (Dragonlance: Chronicles, #1) - Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman
  • The Talisman - Stephen King, Peter Straub
  • Thinner - Stephen King (I've become settled on the fact we will never get a King appearance over here, but he's still high on my guest list)
  • Neuromancer (Sprawl, #1) - William Gibson
  • Enchanters' End Game (The Belgariad #5) - David Eddings
  • Castle of Wizardry (The Belgariad #4) - David Eddings
  • Heretics of Dune (Dune, #5) - Frank Herbert
  • The Hero and the Crown (Damar, #2) - Robin McKinley
  • Legend (The Drenai Saga, #1) - David Gemmell
  • Books of Blood: Volumes One to Three - Clive Barker (Another dream guest, but can't see it happening)


There's so many more, we could be here all day. And that's not including music, art, etc.

So whose your dream anniversary guest, who would you like to see?

Any of the mentioned giving you ideas?

Edited by XV84
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