The USO will kickoff a three-day event series featuring fan favorites in comics, film, television and music.
Service members and military families are invited to attend the USO's inaugural Military Virtual Programming (MVP) Con, running from Oct. 6 – 8. The three-day event features popular stars like Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans from Marvel Studios "Black Widow" and "Captain America," Norman Reedus from AMC's "The Walking Dead," Jon Bernthal from Netflix's "The Punisher" and many more, according to a press release. The full schedule of events includes live discussions, webinars and performances.
Tuesday, Oct. 6
- Noon ET – Greg Grunberg of The Action Figures Band
- 3 p.m. ET – National Cartoonists Society Comic Book Panel with Members Jim Davis ("Garfield"), Jeff Keane ("The Family Circus") and Maria Scrivan ("Half Full")
- 9 p.m. ET – Doug Marcaida of History's "Forged in Fire"
Wednesday, Oct. 7
- Noon ET – MAD Magazine Comic Book Panel with Writer Desmond Devlin and Cartoonist Tom Richmond and Sam Vivano
- 3 p.m. ET – Gerard Way, Creator of "The Umbrella Academy"
- 9 p.m. ET – Norman Reedus of AMC's "The Walking Dead" and "Ride with Norman Reedus"
Thursday, Oct. 8
- Noon ET – DC FanDome's Finest Prerecorded Panel Series, Including "The Flash," "Titans" and "BAWSE Females of Color Within the DC Universe"
- 3 p.m. ET – Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans of Marvel Studios "Black Widow" and "Captain America"
- 9 p.m. ET – Jon Bernthal of Netflix's "The Punisher"
The COVID-19 pandemic led the USO to transition its traditional in-person programming in April, producing 55 MVP events that engaged more than 26,000 service members.
"The USO has always been by the side of our military and their families," USO Chief Operating Officer Alan Reyes stated in the release. "By providing virtual engagements and programming—with the help of military supporters, the entertainment industry and USO partners — we can boost morale and express our nation's gratitude for all the military is doing to protect us."