Hollywood actor to get his “game on”; rolls dice on Seattle for sixth year in a row!
Pop culture icon and gamer Wil Wheaton comes back for more at Emerald City Comicon 2013!
Seattle, WA – Actor, author and geek Wil Wheaton (Star Trek The Next Generation, Stand By Me) is the nineteenth special celebrity guest announced for the upcoming Emerald City Comicon taking place on March 1st – 3rd, 2013 at the Washington State Convention Center. He will be appearing all three days!
Wil Wheaton is one of the most recognized and well-respected performers of his generation. As a child actor, he found voiceover work in the Don Bluth animated classic The Secret of NIMH as “Martin the Mouse.” After guest appearances on such television hits as Highway to Heaven and St. Elsewhere, Wheaton landed his big break in Rob Reiner’s beloved film Stand By Me as “Gordie.” He went on to even greater fame as “Wesley Crusher” in the classic Star Trek The Next Generation, a role that spanned several seasons as well as a cameo in the theatrical film Star Trek Nemesis.
Doing what few child actors are able to accomplish, Wheaton parlayed his talents into another aspect of the entertainment industry by returning to voiceover work, only this time for video games. Credits include the Grand Theft Auto and Ghost Recon series, EverQuest II and as “Robin” in DC Universe Online. Animated television series work includes Teen Titans as “Aqualad”, Ben 10: Alien Force and Batman: The Brave and The Bold. In recent years, he has also returned to the small screen on such favorites as Eureka, Leverage, the web-series The Guild and even as himself in CBS’ hit sitcom The Big Bang Theory.
Wheaton also managed to reinvent himself for a whole new generation of fans as a geek icon, having one of the largest followings on the internet with his own geek weblog that he has run and maintained for years. He has also gained fame as an author, having released several books including “Dancing Barefoot” and “Just A Geek.”
2013 will mark Wheaton’s 6th consecutive year as a guest at Emerald City Comicon.
Joining Wheaton at ECCC 2013 will be previously announced guests Sir Patrick Stewart (“Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek The Next Generation, “Dr. Charles Xavier” from the X-Men films), Billy Dee Williams (“Lando Calrissian” from The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi), Walter Koenig (“Chekov” from classic Star Trek), Natalia Tena (Harry Potter, Game of Thrones), Paul McGillion (Stargate Atlantis), Michael Shanks (Saving Hope, Stargate SG-1), Kristin Bauer (“Pam” from HBO’s True Blood), Gillian Anderson (“Agent Scully” from The X-Files), Chandler Riggs (“Carl Grimes” on AMC’s The Walking Dead), Adam West and Burt Ward (TV’s classic “Batman” and “Robin”), Dirk Benedict (“Faceman” from The A-Team, “Starbuck” from Battlestar Galactica), Danai Gurira (“Michonne” from The Walking Dead), Chris Sarandon (“Prince Humperdinck” from The Princess Bride), Carrie Fisher (“Princess Leia” from Star Wars), Lexa Doig (Gene Roddenberry’s Andromeda, Continuum, Jason X), and Felicia Day (The Guild, Eureka). More fantastic celebrity guests yet to be announced!
Tickets for Emerald City Comicon 2013 are ON SALE NOW byvisiting www.emeraldcitycomicon.com or any number of local comic book stores, also listed on the website!
ECCC 2013 will feature its most expansive variety of film/television stars, voice actors, comic guests, vendors, merchandise, gaming, contests, artists, speakers and pop culture yet!
With record-breaking attendance of over 53,000 attendees in 2012, Emerald City Comicon has established itself as one of North America’s largest and most respected shows of its kind anywhere in the world and has become the premier event of its kind in the Northwest. Founded in 2003 by Seattle-area entrepreneur and Geekwire’s “Geek of the Year” Award winner Jim Demonakos, ECCC has become highly regarded in both national and international circles as one of the most fan and family-friendly shows in existence.
Look for regular press releases containing all of the latest news leading up to the show in March 2013. For more information, please visit ECCC’s website at www.emeraldcitycomicon.com