A second HomeCon planned for mid-May will feature Orphan Black, Heroes reunion

Photo: Cosima (TATIANA MASLANY) and Sarah (TATIANA MASLANY) .. Image Courtesy BBC America
Photo: Cosima (TATIANA MASLANY) and Sarah (TATIANA MASLANY) .. Image Courtesy BBC America /

Following the success of HomeCon in April, a 2nd edition is being planned for May and will feature cast members from Orphan Black, Heroes, and The 100.

In April, actors Paul Amos and Rachel Skarsten created HomeCon, a virtual pop culture convention experience, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. HomeCon featured an array of panel discussions that featured cast members of shows like Lost Girl, Wynonna Earp, Supergirl, and Batwoman. It was viewed by over 44,000 people, stretched across six continents and 38 countries. With the help of donations from the actors who participated, HomeCon was able to raise over $10,000 for the First Responders First nonprofit organization that supports people working on the front lines of the medical profession. Now, they’re doing it all over again.

In a joint press released issued on April 30, Amos and Skarsten stated:

"“After the overwhelming response from HomeCon: 1st Edition, which included many people attending a con for the first time ever, albeit virtually, we have decided to make HomeCon: 2nd Edition free to the world! However, we do encourage people to donate and support this wonderful endeavor in the same way as the actors who are contributing to this wonderful weekend.”"

HomeCon: 2nd Edition has been scheduled for the weekend of May 16 and 17. Following in the footsteps of the previous event, it will also be live streamed on the Twitch platform and offer a variety of perks, such as HomeCon merchandise, one-on-one Zoom calls with celebrities, and more panels. For those who are a bit shy, they’re adding a group-on-one interview with celebrities that will hold up to 10 people chatting with one actor.

This edition will include an Orphan Black panel featuring the Emmy-winning Tatiana Maslany, a Vikings panel, a Heroes reunion special, The Women of The 100 panel, and an encore Wynonna Earp panel that will add the show’s creator, Emily Andras, to the lineup. Additional panels and celebrity appearances will be announced in the coming weeks. For up to the minute news on HomeCon, be sure to check out their website here.

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