“Black Manta” to Make First Ever Comic Con Appearance at Celebrity Fan Fest

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II to join “Aquaman” co-stars Jason Momoa, Amber Heard and Dolph Lundgren

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS (February 25, 2019) – Yahya Abdul-Mateen II who starred as the ruthless mercenary Black Manta in “Aquaman,” will make his first ever official comic con appearance at Celebrity Fan Fest. The pop culture fan festival will take place June 14-16, 2019 at the Freeman Expo Halls and Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio, Texas.

Abdul-Mateen II will reunite with fellow “Aquaman” castmates Jason Momoa, Amber Heard and Dolph Lundgren whom are all appearing at Celebrity Fan Fest. Other celebrity guest appearances include “Justice League” actor Ray Fisher, “Stargate: Atlantis” star Joe Flanigan, “X-Men: Dark Phoenix” actors Tye Sheridan and Alexandra Shipp, as well as “Star Trek” favorites Robert Picardo and Walter Koenig.

“Celebrity Fan Fest is excited to welcome breakout star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II to our lineup this summer,” said PMX Events President Bob Wills. “Yahya successfully brought the villainous DC comic character Black Manta to life on the big screen in ‘Aquaman’ and can next be seen in Academy Award® winner Jordan Peele’s much anticipated upcoming feature film, ‘Us.’ Be sure to catch this talented actor for an unforgettable all-star ‘Aquaman’ cast reunion that is not be missed this summer.”

(Photo Credit: DC / Warner Bros)

Abdul-Mateen II is currently filming a lead role in HBO’s new television series “Watchmen.” Previous credits include “The Greatest Showman,” “Baywatch,” “The Get Down,” “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “The Vanishing of Sidney Hall.”

In addition to major Hollywood and television stars, Celebrity Fan Fest will also feature:

  • An exclusive “Aquaman” VIP Seafood Fan Experience
  • “CARS as STARS” exhibition featuring famous Hollywood cars like Ecto-1 from “Ghostbusters,” the “Back to the Future” DeLorean, a Bumblebee® replica car, Optimus Prime® replica truck and Barricade® of “Transformers,” plus many more.
  • Numerous comic exhibitors and creators
  • Gaming and virtual reality exhibitions
  • Celebrity panels
  • Hundreds of vendors and artists


San Antonio’s premier comic convention, Celebrity Fan Fest, is an interactive festival featuring special appearances by prominent film and television celebrities. The “fan festival” offers an elevated immersive form of entertainment including celebrity meet and greet opportunities, “Vendor Village”, “Artist Alley”, special performances by the stars, plus much more. The event will lead up to the 2019 Celebrity Movie Con also produced by PMX Events.


PMX Events specializes in creating one-of-a-kind productions including comic conventions, movie and music festivals, family shows, non-profit fundraising events as well as foodie experiences. Based in San Antonio, Texas, PMX Events is a premier source for high-quality entertainment exhibitions. For more information about PMX events please visit, pmxevents.com.