Dragon Con 2016: Gillian Anderson among the lineup

Karl Urban, Alan Tudyk, Gillian Anderson and William Shatner will dazzle Dragon Con-ers this fall at the annual downtown gathering of all things gloriously geeky.

The top name stars are just a handful of the dozens of familiar names from TV, movies, comics and music that will help Dragon Con celebrate its 30th anniversary Sept. 2-5 at host hotels including the Hyatt Regency and Marriott Marque Atlanta.

Last year, more than 65,000 fans attended the ever-expanding convention.

Tudyk, known for the show “Firefly” and his web series “Con Man,” will play the droid K-2SO in “Rogue One,” the upcoming “Star Wars” movie due in December.

Urban, regarded for his role as Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy in the reboots of the “Star Trek” movie series, is also recognized as horserider Eomer in Peter Jackson’s “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, as well as the title character in 2012’s comic book adaptation, “Dredd.”

Anderson is not only beloved as Agent Dana Scully, who returned with her deadpan partner-in-crime Fox Mulder in this year’s revisit of “The X-Files,” but also stars in the acclaimed British crime drama, “The Fall” (available here on Netflix).

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