Mario, Princess Peach, and Bowser are Leaving the Mushroom Kingdom for FAN EXPO Chicago


It’s-a-time! The latest voice actor guests for FAN EXPO Chicago have been announced, and a little bit of the Mushroom Kingdom is coming to the Windy City! Voice actors from the beloved Super Mario game franchise, who voice Mario, Princess Peach, and Bowser, are making their way to FAN EXPO this summer!

Charles Martinet (Mario) will be appearing all four days, while Samantha Kelly (Princess Peach) and Kenny James (Bowser) will appear Friday-Sunday. The trio will partake in a group photo op priced at $175. Kelly and James are both offering separate autographs at $40 and photo ops for $30. No information is up yet for Martinet aside from the group op.

They join recently announced voice actors from My Hero Academia, Demon Slayer, and Chainsaw Man, as well as Zachary Levi, Sam Raimi, the cast of Back to the Future, and more.

FAN EXPO Chicago is the ultimate go-to event for everything in sci-fi, horror, anime, comics, gaming, and more, spanning four days. The convention will take place Thursday, August 10 – Sunday, August 13 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. More guests will be announced in the coming months, so stay tuned for updates! Check out the official website for more information and to buy tickets.

Megan has been passionate about writing since she was little and has been passionate about all things pop culture and nerdy since almost as long. Joining Nerds and Beyond in 2019, she also graduated from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh in 2020 with a Bachelor of Arts in Multimedia Journalism. Megan is constantly binge-watching shows and finding new things to obsess over. 9-1-1 and Marvel currently reign as the top obsessions. You can find her on Twitter @marvels911s if you ever want to discuss some certain firefighters.

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