This year's Bakersfield Comic Con will focus on 'Little House On The Praire.'

At the Kern County Fairgrounds, there is now a "Little House on the Prairie." The Bakersfield Comic Con, put on by Moonball Comics, will have nine actors from the 1970s family drama "Little House on the Prairie" as special guests.

 During the two-day event on November 19 and 20, they will meet fans, sign autographs, and answer questions. 

A lot of people still watch "Little House on the Prairie," an NBC family drama that ran from 1974 to 1983. Local fans will be able to meet Dean Butler, Pamela Roylance, Hersha Parady, Patrick Labyorteaux, Wendi Lou Turnbaugh, Lindsay Greenbush, Sidney Greenbush, Alison Arngrim, and Charlotte Stewart, who are all scheduled to be at the local event. 

Stewart played Ma on "Little House" from 1974 to 1978. Because of how the story was going, she knew from the start that her character, Eva Beadle, would only be on the show for four seasons. Her time on the show was limited, but Stewart loves going to conventions to meet fans, many of whom are from the same family and often from different generations. 

Stewart says, "I used to go to a lot more conventions, but because of COVID, many of our events had to be canceled." 

Fans can meet the people who work on their favorite TV shows or movies at conventions. Since "Little House on the Prairie" ended almost 40 years ago, the cast has moved all over the country and this is a way for them to see each other. Many of the people who used to be on the show are no longer in show business. 

Stewart might end up being the one to show the rest of the cast around the city. She knows Bakersfield very well because when she was younger, Stewart was a competitive roller skater and often went to the local rink. 

Some of the people she competed against could come back to see Stewart. 

"I'm 81, and I know there are people my age who started watching "Little House on the Prairie" years ago. Their kids then watch it. "Their children watched it," says Stewart. 

The series "Little House," which was based on Laura Ingalls Wilder's best-selling Little House books, is still one of Stewart's best-known acting roles, but the Yuba City native has a long and varied acting history. She worked with Elvis Presley on "Speedway," and she was also in the cult classic "Eraserhead," which was made by David Lynch, who later cast Stewart in "Twin Peaks." 

She says she will answer any questions you have about "Little House on the Prairie" or her other work. She has been going to conventions for so long that there aren't many questions she hasn't already heard. 

John Noble is one of the many famous people who are going to the local convention. The Australian actor is best known for playing Denethor in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy and Dr. Walter Bishop on the Fox show "Fringe." Sam J. Jones, who played Flash Gordon and Ted, and Gigi Edgley, who is best known for her five seasons on "Farscape," will also be there. 

Liam Sharp, who wrote "Wonder Woman: Rebirth – The Lies and the Truth," Eric Shanower, who turned six of L. Frank Baum's Oz books into graphic novels, Dan Brereton, who worked on "X-Men" and "Justice League," Dan Parsons, who worked on "Star Wars Legacy," Chuck Patton, who wrote "The Brave and the Bold," Steven E. Gordon, who worked on the animated "Lord of the Rings," and 

The convention takes place Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Nov. 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will take place at the Kern County Fairgrounds, 1142 South P St., in Buildings 2 and 3. 

13-year-olds and up pay $10 to get in on Saturday or Sunday, or $16 for both days. Those 12 and under enter free. You can buy tickets at the front gate. 

The lot across from the building costs $5 to park in. 

The Bakersfield Fantasy Fair will be held at the Bakersfield Comic Con for no extra cost. This is the second year that the show's organizers have added this event. It will have costumes, fighting, and food from a Fantasy Faire.


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