Patrick Stewart Joins William Shatner at Chicago Comic Con 2010

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“Star Trek” Generations Unite As Patrick Stewart Joins William Shatner For A Star Trek Celebration At Wizard World Chicago Comic Con

First Professional Photo Ops Together With Fans For Two Famed Captains

NEW YORK and CHICAGO, June 25, 2010 – “Star Trek” fans will have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to meet both Patrick Stewart and William Shatner at Wizard World Chicago Comic Con, August 19-22 at the Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill., as Wizard CEO Gareb Shamus today confirmed Stewart’s scheduled attendance at the event. It will mark the first time that the respective Captains of the “Star Trek” and “Star Trek: The Next Generation” television series have appeared together for professional photo opportunities with the public.

Stewart is scheduled to appear at Chicago Comic Con on Friday, August 20, and Saturday, August 21, while Shatner is slated for Saturday, August 21, and Sunday, August 22.

Stewart, who portrayed “Captain Jean-Luc Picard” in “The Next Generation” was a huge hit at his first Wizard World event earlier this month at Philadelphia Comic Con. Shatner, famous for playing “Captain James T. Kirk” in the original show among many other well-known roles, is always a popular figure at Wizard shows, and will join Stewart on Saturday, August 21, on a panel discussing the “Star Trek” franchise and their respective careers.

“We are extremely excited to bring this first-time-ever opportunity with Patrick Stewart and William Shatner to Wizard World Chicago Comic Con.” said Shamus. “Stewart’s first Wizard World appearance in Philadelphia was very successful and we know that fans will come from far and wide to see the two Captains together in August.”

Fans can Visit www.wizardworld.com in the coming weeks for more details as they become available.

The Emmy-nominated Stewart, 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.”

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 Chicago Comic Con Fan on Facebook.

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