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Phoenix Fan Fusion 2019 Schedule :: Billy Dee Williams

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Billy Dee Williams

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Hollywood icon Billy Dee Williams will return to the “Star Wars” universe as Lando Calrissian in “Star Wars Episode 9” coming winter of 2019!nn nBilly Dee Williams was a long-anticipated and much-needed addition to the cast of heroes in the “Star Wars” universe. His considerable presence brought many viewers to the seats of the theater to see “The Empire Strikes Back” who may not have originally purchased a ticket. His overwhelming popularity and powerful performance opposite Diana Ross in the films “Mahogony” and “Lady Sings The Blues” led many women flocking to see his character, Lando Calrissian, in George Lucas’ space fantasy.n nBilly Dee’s career has encompassed so much, including the films “Undercover Brother”, “Nighthawks”, “Bingo Long” and “Bryan’s Song”. His introduction in the “Star Wars” trilogy allowed Billy Dee to continue his role in “Return of the Jedi”; as General Calrissian, 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. His “Batman” legacy continued finally when he got to voice the character of “Two-Face” in the “LEGO: BATMAN” movie!n nBilly Dee Williams has been nominated for many industry awards including The Emmy, The Independent Spirit Award as well as winning the TV Land Award and the Image Award! Other amazing performances can be seen in the Indy film “The Visit” where he portrayed a father whose son is dying of AIDS in prison and for the same director, a film called “Constellation”.n nAside from his prestigious film career Billy Dee could also be seen on the television series “Dynasty”, “18 Wheels of Justice”, “Night Shift”, “Gideon’s Crossing”, “LOST” and more recently has had a few unforgettable roles on series such as “NCIS” and “White Collar”. Plus no one will forget his smooth voice and cool attitude as the official spokesman in the commercials for COLT 45 malt liquor…. “It works every time.”n nBilly Dee has a lighter side from serious acting and is “cool” poking fun at himself! Never afraid to laugh at himself, he has appeared as “himself” on “The Jeffersons”, “Scrubs”, “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and “Modern Family”.n nHe has also co-starred on “Glee” and the remake of “Dirty Dancing”. And speaking of Dancing… Billy Dee was one of the celebrities chosen to participate in the highly popular TV series “Dancing with the Stars”, an experience he says was one of the best of his life and one that was “a lot of work”!n nBilly 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”, “The Lego Movie” and for Disney’s “Star Wars Rebels”.n nHis acting career, however, does not completely engross his time. 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 (these are considered the “Oscars’ of the art world).n nIf acting and painting wasn’t enough, he also co-authored a few 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.

4:15 pm

Billy Dee Williams Photo Op :: Photo Booth B
Billy Dee Williams
Friday May 24, 2019 :: 4:15 pm

4:45 pm

Billy Dee Williams Signing :: H112 - Billy Dee Williams
Billy Dee Williams
Friday May 24, 2019 :: 4:45 pm

1:15 pm

Billy Dee Williams :: West 301A
Billy Dee Williams
Saturday May 25, 2019 :: 1:15 pm to 2:15 pm

2:30 pm

Billy Dee Williams Photo Op :: Photo Booth B
Billy Dee Williams
Saturday May 25, 2019 :: 2:30 pm

3:00 pm

Billy Dee Williams Signing :: H112 - Billy Dee Williams
Billy Dee Williams
Saturday May 25, 2019 :: 3:00 pm

1:00 pm

Billy Dee Williams Photo Op :: Photo Booth A
Billy Dee Williams
Sunday May 26, 2019 :: 1:00 pm

1:30 pm

Billy Dee Williams Signing :: H112 - Billy Dee Williams
Billy Dee Williams
Sunday May 26, 2019 :: 1:30 pm

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Venue Locations

North 121AB X-Child Escape
North 127AB
North 221ABC
2nd Floor West Gaming
2nd Floor West Open Game Library presented by AZ Game Fair
Game On Expo Modern Gaming
Game On Expo Retro Gaming
H100 - Paul Reubens
H102 - Tom Kenny
H104 - Amy Jo Johnson
H105 - Nichelle Nichols
H106 - George Takei
H107 - Summer Glau
H108 - John Barrowman
H109 - Chris Sarandon
H110 - Catherine Tate
H111 - Robin Lord Taylor
H112 - Billy Dee Williams
H113 - Barbara Dunkelman
H114 - Elijah Wood
H115 - Kara Eberle
H116 - Matthew Lewis
H117 - Samantha Ireland
H119 - Arryn Zech
H120 - Jeff Goldblum
H121 - Ray Park
H123 - Lucie Pohl
H200 - Changing Hands Author Signing Area
H220 - Steve Cardenas
H222 - Brian Herring
H224 - Walter Koenig
H226 - Garrett Wang
H230 - Jeremy Shada
North 120CD
North 121AB Coma Escape
North 121AB The Cell Escape
North 122ABC
North 123 Blood Drive
North 124AB
North 125AB
North 126ABC
North 127C
North 128AB
North 129A
North 129B
North 130
North 131AB
North 131C
North 132 ABC
North 222ABC
North 223
North 224AB
North 225A
North 225B
North 226A
North 226BC
North 227ABC
North 228AB
North 229AB
North 230
North 231ABC
North 232ABC
Photo Booth A
Photo Booth B
West 101ABC
West 101ABC Event Area
West 102ABC
West 103AB
West 104AB
West 105ABC
West 106ABC
West 208 AB
West 301A
West 301BCD