Les Stroud has endured frigid temperatures and sizzling desert heat. Can he survive the tourist traffic of Sevier County?
We're about to find out.
Stroud, the star of the Discovery Channel reality program "Survivorman," will make a personal appearance Saturday at Smoky Mountain Knife Works. He'll conduct a question-and-answer session from 1 to 2 p.m. then sign autographs from 2 to 4 p.m.
After years away from "Survivorman," Stroud returns for the latest season, which begins at 8 p.m. today.
In "Survivorman," Stroud puts himself through the paces in extreme elements and shows viewers how he is able to come out alive each week.
Originally, "Survivorman" followed Stroud as he lived for one week, without supplies, in the wild. For the new season, he's upping the ante by staying out for 10 consecutive days.
Stroud collaborates with Camillus Cutlery for the Les Stroud Signature Series of knives. The collection includes three survival knives and one machete.
Smoky Mountain Knife Works is at 2320 Winfield Dunn Parkway, Sevierville.
n Twilight stars. The upcoming Fanboy Expo, set for Knoxville in October, has wrangled actors from the "Twilight" movie series for appearances.
Daniel Cudmore, who plays Felix in the "Twilight" films "New Moon," "Eclipse," "Breaking Dawn – Part 1" and "Breaking Dawn – Part 2," out in November, has been scheduled.
Werewolf pack members Chaske Spencer, who plays Sam, and Alex Meraz, who's Paul, from the "Twilight Saga" movies are also among the celebrity guests.
Though "Twilight" co-star Peter Facinelli had been announced as attending, fanboyexpo.com reports he won't be making the event because of his shooting schedule with Showtime's dark comedy "Nurse Jackie," in which he plays Dr. Cooper.
Fanboy Expo, a pop culture show, is coming Oct. 26-28 to the Jacob Building at Chilhowee Park. For more information, go to fanboyexpo.com.
n 'Dead' man walking. Former star of "The Walking Dead" Jon Bernthal, who played Shane, has signed up for Adventure Con 2012, scheduled for Oct. 13-14 at the Knoxville Convention Center.
Ian Whyte, who plays Gregor Clegane/White Walker on HBO's "Game of Thrones," is also in the line-up as is Julian Glover, who has appeared on "Game of Thrones" as Grand Maester Pycelle.
For other information, go to adventurecon.com.
Terry Morrow may be reached at 865-342-6445 or email@example.com.
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