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Empire stars Taraji P. Henson & Jussie Smollett added to EW Fest

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EW Fest just became part of the Lyons den.

Entertainment Weekly is happy to announce that Empire stars Taraji P. Henson and Jussie Smollett have been added to Saturday’s first-ever EW Fest. The costars will participate in an exclusive Q&A panel discussion during the nighttime portion of the event, EW Fest @ Night.

Presented by LG OLED TV, an entirely new category of television, EW Fest will feature unique programming including binge-a-thon screenings, first looks, editor Q&As, book signings, and panels with and performances by today’s most sought after talent. The line-up includes a look inside the X-Files writer’s room with creator Chris Carter; an appearance by Aziz Ansari, discussing his new Netflix series; and an acoustic performance with The Band Perry. EW Fest panels include Ryan Murphy along with special guests from his hit shows, including Matt Bomer, and Kathy Bates, Scholastic’s David Levithan moderating a panel with YA authors and a digital influencers panel with YouTube creators Marcus Johns, and more.

Binge-a-thon screenings will be shown for The Expanse (Syfy), a first look at Idiotsitter (Comedy Central), Lucifer (FOX), and Ash vs Evil Dead (Starz).

“We’re thrilled to bring EW’s insider access to New York City where fans will have the opportunity to connect with actors and directors from their favorite TV shows and movies,” said Henry Goldblatt, editor of Entertainment Weekly, in a statement. “This new event is the perfect way to cap off the brand’s 25th anniversary celebration.”

EW Fest will take place at Industria Superstudio, located at 775 Washington St. in New York City, running from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and EW Fest @ Night from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. More information on the event can be found here.