Patrick Stewart Appearing at Philadelphia Comic Con 2010

Press Release:

It’s A Star Trek Celebration…
Legendary Actor Patrick Stewart To Join Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con

Famed Star of Star Trek, X-Men Franchises To Sign Autographs and Speak Saturday & Sunday, June 12th& 13th!

NEW YORK, May 24, 2010 – Patrick Stewart, known to legions of fans as “Professor Charles Xavier” in the X-Men film series and “Captain Jean-Luc Picard” on the television series “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” will attend the Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, June 11-13 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, it was confirmed today by Wizard CEO Gareb Shamus.

The Emmy-nominated actor, who has performed in more than 100 television and film roles, is one of several actors to appear in all three “X-Men” films: X-Men (2000), X2 (2003) and X-Men: The Last Stand (2006). His role as Captain Jean-Luc Picard, which started on Next Generation, placed him in four Star Trek films: Generations (1994) First Contact (1996), Insurrection (1998) and Nemesis (2002). He also served as the voice of numerous animated characters in movies like Chicken Little and Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, as well as popular TV shows such as “Family Guy” and “American Dad.”

“Patrick Stewart is an international movie, TV and stage icon, and just his presence shows our commitment to the fans and the city of Philadelphia.” said Shamus. “With his addition to our already star-studded guest lineup, this makes Philadelphia the largest Star Trek celebration in the country, and will push the Philadelphia Comic Con to the forefront of the industry.”

Stewart, who is scheduled to appear both Saturday and Sunday, will meet fans and sign autographs at the event. He and the Wizard World team are currently planning programming panels, which will be announced shortly. Check back at www.wizardworld.com for further updates.

About Wizard Entertainment:
Gareb Shamus founded Wizard Entertainment in 1991. Today, Shamus publishes consumer magazines Wizard, ToyFare, FunFare and numerous books about pop-culture’s top talent, comic books and toys. Shamus also produces a North American Comic Con tour.

For the most recent event information please visit www.wizardworld.com and become a Comic Con Fan on Facebook.

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