BOSTON (WHDH) - Fan fever is set to come to Boston this weekend with the opening of this year’s Boston Fan Expo at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. 

The event celebrates all things comics, horror, science fiction and more. It is set to begin at 4 p.m. Friday and continue through Sunday. 

Despite the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike, actors are still able to attend the event for planned autographs, photo-ops and panels. 

While current rules from SAG-AFTRA, the union which represents many actors, require members to not discuss shows or characters by name and to not comment on upcoming projects, actors are allowed to talk about general topics such as their personal lives and other work.

Some of those expected to appear at the Fan Expo this weekend include Star Wars actor Hayden Christensen, Star Trek’s William Shatner and Henry Winkler, known for his character — The Fonz. 

Outside the convention center, the Red Sox are scheduled to help kick off Fan Expo festivities at their game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park. Every fan in attendance at Friday’s Red Sox game will receive a special DC Justice League Red Sox hat. Shazam actor Zachary Levi will also throw out the first pitch.

See more information on this year’s Boston Fan Expo here.

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