Stan Lee presents Dallas Comic Con (the 10th Anniversary show) in 2012

Stan Lee DCC

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Stan Lee presents Dallas Comic Con (the 10th Anniversary show) brings major guests to Big D

On May 19-20, the Dallas Comic Con returns to the Irving Convention Center, and this promises to be the most incredible convention the Southwest has ever seen. The full title of the event is actually “Stan Lee presents Dallas Comic Con”, and marks Stan “The Man” Lee’s second appearance at the show (he last appeared in 2011, and had such a great time he wanted to return in 2012). This also happens to be the 10th Anniversary of the Dallas Comic Con, which started in 2002 with Guest of Honor Dave Stevens. This year’s installment pulls out all the stops, featuring media superstars Patrick Stewart (Saturday only), Val Kilmer, and Adam West and Burt Ward. Comic book legends Neal Adams (BATMAN: ODYSSEY), George Perez (DC New 52 SUPERMAN) and Zombie King Arthur Suydam headline the creator portion of the guest list, which also includes popular names like Len Wein (co-creator of WOLVERINE and SWAMP THING, writer of BEFORE WATCHMEN), Cully Hamner (co-creator of RED), Brian Stelfreeze (BATMAN: SHADOW OF THE BAT cover artist), Norm Breyfogle (quintessential BATMAN artist), Greg Horn (cover artist of ELEKTRA and EMMA FROST), Marvel artist and colorist husband and wife team Mitch and Elizabeth Breitweiser, and Alex Saviuk (SPIDER-MAN and Stan Lee’s MIGHTY 7 artist). The show will host a special appearance by BATMAN animated voice master Kevin Conroy (signing for FREE), and STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION’s “Q” John De Lancie. STAR WARS fans will enjoy meeting Darth Vader himself Dave Prowse and Boba Fett man behind the mask Jeremy Bulloch.

With the amazing guest list and high anticipation of the show’s return (last year drew nearly 12,000 attendees), both VIP and Priority badges have already sold out with nearly two months left before the convention. General Admission tickets are still available. DCC Event Manager Mark Walters says “This is the biggest event we’ve ever attempted to date, and the excitement surrounding it is amazing. We sold out of exhibit space and artist alley tables in record time, and the ticket sales are through the roof. Anyone attending is going to get their money’s worth, as we have an incredible list of talent coming, lots of exciting Q&As planned, and plenty to do and see. One thing we’ve always prided ourselves on is this being a great family experience, and we see more and more new families attending with each event we do – it’s a terrific feeling to know we’re bringing happiness to fans of all ages, and the ten years of hard work is really paying off for everyone.”

The Dallas Comic Con runs May 19-20, 2012 – at the Irving Convention Center, just 5 minutes or so from DFW airport. Discounted General Admission tickets are available in advance on the site. All the latest info can be found at http://dallascomiccon.com

Boston Super MegaFest to Feature Patrick Stewart, Sean Astin, and More at November 2011 Convention

Media stars including Patrick Stewart, Sean Astin, Tia Carrere, Anthony Michael Hall, Jeremy Bulloch, Daniel Logan, and Sam Trammell and comic artists Ethan Van Sciver, Paul Ryan, and more appear this weekend at SuperMegaFest!

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Hollywood comes to Framingham! Movies, Super Heroes, Music, Wrestling and Intergalactic Fun come together in Framingham at the Super Megafest, New England’s premiere Celebrity Pop Culture Fan Fest!

This year’s event will feature Hollywood icons & celebrities, rock and roll, science fiction and wrestling legends. The Super Megafest takes place Saturday, Nov. 19th from 10:30am to 6pm & Sunday, Nov 20th from 10:30am to 5pm at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel located at 1657 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA 01701.

Movie and TV fans will be thrilled with the very rare appearance of  PATRICK STEWART best known as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation and its successor films, and as Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men film series (appearing Saturday only).

Appearing both days is SEAN ASTIN who starred in The Goonies, the title character of Rudy, and Samwise Gamgee in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

ANTHONY MICHAEL HALL – starred in National Lampoon’s Vacation, Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Weird Science, Edward Scissorhands, The Dead Zone and much more!

SAM TRAMMELL – stage, film and TV actor best known as Sam Merlotte in the HBO Series True Blood.

Star Wars guests include JEREMY BULLOCH who played Boba Fett in The Empire Strikes Back and all of Return of the Jedi plus DANIEL LOGAN who starred as Boba Fett in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones!

TIA CARRERE – motion picture and TV actress as well as Grammy award-winning musical artist. Starred in films Wayne’s World 1 & 2, True Lies, and Rising Sun to name a few!

RON ELY – title character in the 1966 TV series Tarzan plus host of Face the Music and the Miss America Pageant for two years in the 1980s.

TRACEY GOLD – starred as Carol Seavers in TV’s Growing Pains, was awarded the Youth-in-Film Award for Best Actress with performances in at least 30 other TV movies.

REX SMITH – actor and musician popular as a teen idol in the 1970?s. Performed as Jesse Mach in the 1985 TV Series Street Hawk as well as appearances in The Love Boat, Baywatch, Carolina in the City and JAG. Received gold for the Top Ten Single “You Take My Breath Away.”

SALA BAKER – actor and stuntman from Wellington, New Zealand who played Sauron for The Lord of the Rings film trilogy and performed in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and two Pirates of the Caribbean movies!

JANET HUBERT – starred as Vivian Banks in Fresh Prince of Bel Air and Evangeline Williamson on One Life To Live. Also appeared in episodes of Friends, Gilmore Girls and The Bernie Mac Show.

ASHLEY – WWE Diva.

NICK SCOTTI – actor, model and singer who performed two songs that reached the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart. He had the role of Antonio “Tony” Viscardi on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless from 1996-1999 and appeared on TV shows Sex and the City, Tracy Takes On… In 2004 he hosted a cooking, fashion, and lifestyle show on the Style Network titled New York Nick. Many other guests to be announced!

 

Comic artists include ETHAN VAN SCIVER – Green Lantern, Superman/Batman, New X-Men, and The Flash: Rebirth comic book artist. Ethan will be doing free sketches!

JOHN HEBERT- X-Men Adventures, Punisher, Deathlok and current Captain Action artist!

PARIS CULLINS – DC Comics’ Blue Devil and Blue Beetle, and Marvel Comics’ Hyperkind.

PAUL RYAN – DP7, Fantastic Four, Spiderman, Batman, Flash, Superman, Phantom and more.

MARK MCKENNA – Marvel and DC Comics’ X-Men, Spiderman, Batman and The Justice League.

HANNIBAL KING – former Magic: The Gathering artist for Wizards of the Coast and worked on comics ranging from Grendel for old Comico to Marvel’s Excaliber to DC’s Green Arrow.

DAXIONG – has published over 100 books in Asia, 3 in Europe with Solei Publishing and since coming to the States has penciled, inked and colored TOP 10 SPECIAL #1 and JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA 80-PAGE GIANT” 10 Page plus much more!

The stars will be signing autographs and doing Q & A sessions with fans throughout the day. Professional photos with most celebrities will be available on site! There will also be an incredible dealers room chock full of the hottest collectibles, gifts, toys, comics, movie posters, and trading cards from the 1960s to today!

The COME TOGETHER MEGA MUSIC FEST celebrates the magical music of some of your favorite artists! Featuring Peter Tork (original member of the Monkees) and Shoe Suede Blues, PepperTown, the premiere Beatles Tribute Band, Niki Luparelli and the Gold Diggers and Loose Salute who will feature the works of Michael Nesmith! Showtime is 7:30 PM to Midnight on Saturday, November 19th!

For more info log onto www.supermegafest.com.

 

Sir Patrick Stewart Appearing at Vulcan Events Sci-Fi Convention in Orlando in October 2011

Patrick Stewart

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Making a Rare East Coast Appearance, Sir Patrick Stewart Slated to Appear at the Vulcan Events Sci-Fi Convention October 28-30, 2011

After more than a decade-long absence from Florida conventions, Sir Patrick Stewart will reconnect with his fans at the Hilton Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando and join a host of other sci-fi guests.

Orlando, FL – July 29, 2011

Set for Halloween weekend and with more than a dozen confirmed stars, artists, and authors, this weekend-long sci-fi convention presented by Vulcan Events promises to be the sci-fi event of the year. Sir Patrick Stewart—also known as the serene Professor X from the X-Men films and the commanding Captain Jean-Luc Picard from Star Trek: The Next Generation TV show and films—joins Jewel Staite of Firefly/Serenity and Stargate: Atlantis fame. They will be available all weekend for autographs and photo ops.

Rounding out the line up are Armin Shimerman and Max Grodénchik from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, David Nykl from Stargate: Atlantis, Sherry Jackson from the original Star Trek series, Phil Morris with a number of sci-fi credits to his name and the recently added Jennifer Hetrick from Star Trek: The Next Generation, X-Files, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Representing the creative, behind-the-scenes life of sci-fi are Emmy and Hugo award winning illustrator Rick Sternbach and Star Trek screenwriter and historian Larry Nemecek.

As with Vulcan Events’ past conventions, this show is planned around providing a relaxed and sociable atmosphere where fans can mingle with stars and enjoy the many convention activities including auctions, a Halloween Bash on Saturday night, and special events for children. As a special treat on Friday night, Armin and Max will perform their newly revamped Brotherly Love Tour—about an hour of original Star Trek parody materials—and will host a chocolate dessert meet and greet with fans immediately following the show.

First-time convention goers will be pleasantly surprised at the ambiance and disposition of the average patron. “We may look like geeks in rubber masks but we are doctors, professors, and people from all walks of life. This is our fun; this is our escape” notes Javier Garcia, one of the promoters.

While the all-inclusive tickets are sold out, several ticket options are still available for advanced purchase. Bronze weekend tickets are $89 and single-day general admission tickets start at $20.

About the Celebrity Guests 
Sir Patrick Stewart is best known as the Captain of the Enterprise–Captain Jean-Luc Picard–on the seven seasons of TV’s Star Trek: The Next Generation and the four subsequent feature films. He has also embodied Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men films as well as countless other roles. His film and television credits include Dune, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Conspiracy Theory, Masterminds, Animal Farm, Jimmy Neutron, King of Texas, Gnomeo & Juliet, and American Dad! As a trained actor with the Royal Shakespearean Company, he has performed across the globe in Shakespearean plays such as I Claudius, Anthony and Cleopatra, Hamlet, Macbeth, and The Tempest.

Jewel Staite’s most memorable role is Kaylee, the beloved mechanic on Fox’s Firefly, and the major motion picture Serenity. Since then, she starred in Bryan Fuller’s Wonderfalls, as well as Dr. Jennifer Keller in Syfy’s Stargate: Atlantis.

David Nykl is known to sci-fi fans as the recurring character on Stargate Atlantis, Dr. Radek Zelenka. Nykl has also made several guest appearances on television including Human Target, Fringe, Eureka, and Sanctuary.

Armin Shimerman is best known for his role as Quark on the television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, as Principal Snyder on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and as Pascal on Beauty and the Beast. Shimerman has hundreds of TV credits including Hillstreet Blues, Remington Steel, The Paper Chase, Alien Nation, Seinfeld, Stargate SG-1, Alley McBeal, The Practice, Charmed, and Boston Public. Recently he appeared in episodes of Boston Legal, Numb3rs, and Warehouse 13.

Max Grodénchik is best known for his role as Rom on the television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Grodénchik has made several guest appearances on hit TV shows and films such as Apollo 13 and Bruce Almighty. Max also dabbles in singing, songwriting, as well as play writing.

Sherry Jackson played Andrea in the original Star Trek episode “What Are Little Girls Made Of?” She is most known for her role as Terry Williams on Make Room for Daddy. She also appeared in Batman, The Twilight Zone, Gene Roddenberry’s The Lieutenant, Barbary Coast, The Wild Wild West, Lost in Space, Barnaby Jones, Starsky and Hutch, and Fantasy Island.

Phil Morris’ first acting role was in the 1966 Star Trek episode “Miri”. He made his feature film debut in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock and later guest-starred on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager. On Seinfeld, he played the Johnnie Cochran-inspired defense attorney Jackie Chiles. Morris also co-starred in the remake of Mission: Impossible as tech wizard Grant Collier (son of Barney Collier, who was played in the original series by Morris’ real-life father Greg Morris). On Smallville, Morris portrayed The Martian Manhunter/John Jones, which became a recurring character in the series. His voice credits include Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Atlantis: Milo’s Return, and The PJs.

Jennifer Hetrick played the recurring role of Vash, Picard’s love interest in the Star Trek: The Next Generation. She reprised her role for the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. She also appeared in The X-Files, Sliders, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, L.A. Law, 24, Prison Break, Cold Case, NCIS, Criminal Minds, Close to Home, and Alias.

Also appearing all weekend are musical guest Sci-Fried and guest authors Glenda C. Finkelstein, William Hatfield, K.L. Nappier and William Mize.

About Vulcan Events 
Focused on putting on great events for the fans, Fernando Martinez and Javier Garcia come together to produce intimate conventions offering refreshing alternatives to other convention styles that offer one long line after another. Drawing on more than 25 years of experience, they bring trust and confidence back to the small-convention market.

Wizard World Announces Chicago Comic Con 2011 Programming Schedule

Wizard World Chicago Comic Con 2011

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‘Willy Wonka,’ ‘The Evil Dead’ Panels, Patrick Stewart, Bruce Campbell, Christopher Lloyd Q&As, ‘Kids’ Day,’ James Marsters Concert, ‘Buffyfests’ Highlight Wizard World Chicago Comic Con Programming

Julie Benz, Felicia Day, Anthony Michael Hall, ‘Stargate Universe,’ ‘Walking Dead’ Panels, ‘Wizard School,’ and Costume Contests Also On Tap For August 11-14 at Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

NEW YORK and ROSEMONT, Ill., August 1, 2011 – Wizard World Chicago Comic Con today announced its huge programming schedule, featuring unique celebrity Q&A’s, music, film screenings and discussions, artist schools, contests and more for the event, set for Thursday through Sunday, August 11-14 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.  Sessions featuring superstars Patrick Stewart, Bruce Campbell and Christopher Lloyd and notables from such popular programs and films as “Buffy: The Vampire Slayer,” “The Walking Dead,” WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY and THE EVIL DEAD are among the highlight attractions.

Some of the top sessions include:

  • Rare Q&A sessions with Patrick Stewart (“Star Trek: The Next Generation:), Christopher Lloyd (BACK TO THE FUTURE, “Taxi”), Anthony Michael Hall (SIXTEEN CANDLES), Morena Baccarin (“V,” “Stargate SG-1”), Pam Grier (“Smallville”) and Felicia Day (“The Guild”)
  • “Buffyfests” with “Buffy: The Vampire Slayer” stars Nicholas Brendon, Kelly Donovan, Mercedes McNab and Clare Kramer
  • Popular panels with Julie Benz (“Dexter,” “No Ordinary Family), Bruce Campbell (“Burn Notice,” ARMY OF DARKNESS), Lou Ferrigno (“The Incredible Hulk”) and Ray Park (STAR WARS)
  • Up-close and personal concert with the multi-talented James Marsters (separate admission)
  • Screening and reunion of the five stars of the cult classic film THE EVIL DEAD, including Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Richard DeManincor, Betsy Baker and Theresa Tilly
  • Young stars Chandler Riggs, Addy Miller and Adrian Kali Turner along with other stars of the hit television series “The Walking Dead”
  • A WILLY WONKA panel featuring the five child stars of the original 1971 classic film
  • “Stargate Universe” Q&A with the beautiful tandem of Alaina Huffman and Julia Benson
  • “Kids’ Day” program with face painting, balloons, other fun activities specially designed for children
  • Wizard Art School and Q&A’s featuring leading creators like Ivan Brunetti, Michael Golden,  Bill Sienkiewicz, Mike Grell, Humberto Ramos, Greg Horn and others
  • The popular adult costume contest and fun kids costume contest with great prizes

Unless noted, Chicago Comic Con programming will take place in the designated panel rooms at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, and is included with admission to the event.  Seating for panels is strictly limited and available on a first come first serve basis and each room will be cleared between panels.  The full schedule is below:

Friday 08/12

1:00-1:45PM
Lou Ferrigno Q&A
Have your questions ready for the original Incredible Hulk Lou Ferrigno, or risk getting crushed. Don’t say we didn’t warn you. (Room B)

Tom Nguyen’s Style Of Inking
Renowned inker Tom Nguyen (Green Lantern; Brightest Day; Batman and Robin) shares his tips for perfecting your professional inking process; includes live demonstrations. (Room C)

2:00-2:45PM
Michael Uslan Q&A
As one of the highest grossing movie producers of all time, Emmy Award-winning Michael Uslan sits down to share his experiences working with some of the industry’s top talent as the executive producer behind the billion dollar Batman series – including Batman Forever, Batman Returns and The Dark Knight. (Room A)

Exposed: The Secrets Of Professional Wrestling
Some of your favorite wrestlers spill their secrets and give fans the low down on what’s real and what’s not in the world of professional wrestling. (Room B)

3:00-3:45PM
Willy Wonka Reunion
The five child stars from the original Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory reunite 40 years after the release of the classic 1971 film. Panelists include Peter Ostrum (“Charlie Bucket”), Paris Themmen (“Mike Tee Vee”), Julie Dawn Cole (“Veruca Salt”), Denise Nickerson (“Violet Beauregard”) and Michael Boellner (“Augustus Gloop”). (Room A)

Edward Furlong Q&A
The actor fills us in on the ups and downs he’s seen in Hollywood since beginning his career as the young John Connor in the blockbuster movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day. (Room A)

4:00-4:45PM
Torchwood Q&A With Kai Owen And Gareth David-Lloyd
Kai Owen and Gareth David-Lloyd became international superstars with their roles as Rhys Williams and Ianto Jones in the British sci-fi hit “Torchwood,” and they traveled overseas to make a special US appearance at the Chicago Comic Con! (Room A)

Stargate Universe Q&A With Alaina Huffman And Julia Benson
Alaina Huffman and Julia Benson take to the stage to spill on their days as the leading ladies Tamara Johansen and Vanessa James from the wildly popular sci-fi series “Stargate Universe.” (Room B)

Panel Discussion With The Creators Of Unicorn City
Ever wanted to know what it takes to produce an independent feature film? Come learn and ask questions from the creators of Unicorn City – a romantic comedy that is screening for FREE at the Chicago Comic Con.

5:00-5:45PM
Buffyfest Q&A With Nicholas Brendon And Kelly Donovan
“Buffy The Vampire Slayer” star Nicholas Brendon (Xander Harris) sits down with his on and off-screen twin brother Kelly Donovan to take fan questions about life during and after the pop culture phenomenon. (Room A)

Wizard Art School With Ivan Brunetti
Go back to school for free with University of Chicago professor and Eisner Award-nominee Ivan Brunetti! He will discuss and demonstrate some cartooning basics such as character design, layout, and efficient visual storytelling. (Room C)

6:00-6:45PM
Buffyfest Q&A With Clare Kramer And Mercedes McNab
Join the ladies known as Harmony and Glory on the hit TV show “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” as they discuss their days on the show and dish about what went on behind-the-scenes of the show that just won’t die. (Room A)

Scary Funny: The Art Of Combining Humor And Comedy
Novelist Alan Goldsher – the twisted mind behind the acclaimed Paul Is Undead: The British Zombie Invasion, Midnight Movie and the upcoming Hills Are Alive With The Sound Of Suckin. What do all these novels have in common? They’re all simultaneously disgusting and hilarious, a melding of literary attitudes that is poised to take over the book world. In his first appearance at Chicago Comic Con, Alan will discuss how to successfully blend comedy with horror, will read from all three books, sign copies of Paul Is Undead and Midnight Movie, give away prizes, and answer all your questions…no matter how goofy they may be. (Room B)

7:00-8:00PM
Saving The Day With Felicia Day
Join Felicia Day for a panel discussion on filmmaking as she presents an exclusive glimpse of her highly anticipated upcoming feature film, Rock Jocks. The panel also includes Writer/Director Paul Seetachitt, Production Designer/Executive Producer Greg Aronowitz, Producer Sheri Bryant and Executive Producer John Byrnes. Includes a sneak preview of the film’s trailer, exclusive behind-the-scenes film clips, as well as audience Q&A discussion. (Room A)

8:00-10:00PM
Film Screening: The Boondock Saints
Relive the story of the twin vigilantes that set out to rid Boston of crime and evil while on the run from the FBI. Starring Sean Patrick Flanery, Norman Reedus and David Della Rocco. For mature audiences only.

Film Screening: Unicorn City
Unicorn City is the story of a fanatical gamer who creates a Utopian society based on the rules of tabletop gaming, only to have the city stolen out from underneath him by his gaming nemesis Shadow Hawk, played by John Gries. (Room C)

8:00-11:00PM
Wizard World Chicago Drink And Draw – Hosted By Tommy Castillo
Don’t miss your chance to hang out with some of your favorite artists at the official Wizard World Drink and Draw, hosted by Tommy Castillo! Some will drink, some will draw, and the best will take on the challenge of doing both! (Aloft Hotel Lounge- 9700 Balmoral Avenue)

Saturday 08/13

11:00-11:45AM
Pam Grier Q&A
With a career spanning over 40 years and extensive résumé- including Foxy Brown, Jackie Brown, “Smallville,” and “The-L Word- Emmy-award nominee Pam Grier dishes on the roles that have made her a household name and her legacy in TV and film. (Room A)

Flashpoint/100 Bullets Q&A
Eduardo Risso, Brian Azzarello and Dave Johnson – the Eisner-Award winning team behind Flashpoint: Batman-Knight of Vengeance and the Vertigo hardboiled crime series 100 Bullets – reunite to discuss the writing and sketching processes behind the popular series. (Room B)

Wizard Writing School: Gregg Hurwitz, Michael Harvey And Paul Jenkins
Join bestselling authors Gregg Hurwitz (The Crime Writer; The Tower), Michael Harvey (Michael Kelly, PI Series: The Chicago Way) and Paul Jenkins (Spider-Man, Batman; The Incredible Hulk) for this panel on writing and editing for comics. (Room C)

12:00-12:45PM
Julie Benz Q&A
Having starred in hit shows like “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Dexter” and “No Ordinary Family,” Benz talks to fans about her extensive career, ups and downs in the industry and her thoughts on the new generation of sci-fi and fantasy on television. (Room A)

Storytelling With Michael Golden
Whether you’re a writer, artist, or just a comic lover, come for this sit-down with one of the most renowned storytellers in the business as he shares a few tricks of the trade that will help you no matter what type of story you tell or enjoy, in whatever medium. It’s a rare opportunity to talk with the co-creator of X-Men Rogue, and groundbreaking penciler on such projects as Bucky O’Hare, The ’Nam, Micronauts, G.I. Joe, and much more! (Room B)

Comic Con Costuming With The 501st
The 501st costuming group shares their tips, skills and ideas on how to build and improve your comic con costumes. Whether you’re a Jedi, Rebel Pilot, Trooper, or Princess, they will share their knowledge on how to make sure your costume is the best. (Room C)

1:00-1:45PM
Morena Baccarin Q&A
Whether you know her as Inara Serra in “Firefly,” Adria in “Stargate SG-1,” or Anna in the newest remake of “V,” Morena Baccarin is undoubtedly one of the female superstars of sci-fi. Join her for a special Q&A session with fans, as she answers all of your questions and shares her thoughts on the future of sci-fi television. (Room A)

Anthony Michael Hall Q&A
After rising to stardom as one of our favorite “geeks” in ‘90s teen classics such as Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club and Weird Science, or as County Commissioner Johnny Smith in the Steven King series “The Dead Zone, ” don’t miss your chance to talk to Anthony Michael Hall as he makes his Wizard World Comic Con debut. (Room B)

Mike Grell Q&A
The legendary comic icon behind classic Legion of Super-Heroes Tales and Warlord talks about his tips of the trade and shares his secrets for making it in comics. (Room C)

2:00-2:45PM
Patrick And Daniel Stewart Q&A
All hail Sir Patrick Stewart! We all know and love him for his roles as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in “Star Trek” and as Professor Xavier in the X-Men movies, among dozens of other film, television and stage credits. Don’t miss the international superstar when he teams up with his son Daniel (“Star Trek: The Next Generation”) for a special double Q&A at Wizard World Comic Con. (Room A)

Tia Carrere Q&A
Tia Carrere hasn’t only stolen the hearts of men everywhere with her roles in favorites such as Wayne’s World and the popular series “Relic Hunters,” this exotic beauty is a Grammy Award-winning singer, actress and voiceover talent, and shares the secrets to her multi-faceted success in Hollywood. (Room B)

Breaking Into Comics With Will Conrad And Mike Deodato
Brazilian fan favorites Will Conrad (X-23 II; Wolverine) and Mike Deodato (Amazing Spider-Man; Wonder Woman) discuss and demonstrate how they create their art and incorporate storytelling. (Room C)

3:00-3:45PM
Felicia Day And Jeff Lewis Q&A
Aside from starring in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” Felicia Day has made her name as one of the biggest stars on the web. She reunites with “The Guild” co-star Jeff Lewis as they share how they became viral sensations with her widely popular award-winning series “The Guild.” (Room A)

Levar Burton Q&A
Whether the adults know him by face as Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge from “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” or the kids know him as the voice of Kwame in the kid’s cartoon favorite “Captain Planet,” or as the face of “Reading Rainbow,” LeVar Burton has delighted fans on-screen for generations, and will share his experiences in this Q&A. (Room B)

Breaking Into Comics II With Humberto Ramos, Paul Jenkins And Pia Guerra
Eisner Award winners Humberto Ramos (Amazing Spider-Man; The Spectacular Spider-Man), Paul Jenkins (Spider-Man; Batman) and Pia Guerra ( to give out their tips on refining your art, pitching to publishers, and any other sound advice they can think of about working in comics. (Room C)

4:00-4:45PM
Christopher Lloyd Q&A
Christopher Lloyd became a fan favorite in his role as Dr. Emmett Brown- the world’s favorite weird scientist- in the Back to the Future trilogy, so catch him when and he lands at Chicago Comic Con! (Room A)

Charisma Carpenter Q&A
Buffyfest continues to get hotter as Charisma Carpenter, loved by fans as Cordelia Chase on the television series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and its spinoff “Angel,” sits down for her Q&A. (Room B)

How To Make A Comic From Script To Print
The Kubert School presents “How to Make a Comic from Script to Print.” Archie Comics artist and Kubert School instructor, Fernando Ruiz, walks you through the process of making a comic – from story, to pencils, inks, colors and then finally lettering – this a great introduction to all the different disciplines that go into creating a comic.

5:00-5:45PM
Bruce Campbell Q&A
Known for his roles on the big screen in cult classics such as Army of Darkness and Evil Dead, or as Sam Axe in the hit television show “Burn Notice,” Bruce Campbell has proven to be a force to be reckoned with, both on-screen and behind-the-scenes as an actor, director and author. Don’t miss an opportunity to ask him questions when he makes a rare appearance at Chicago Comic Con. (Room A)

The Way Of The Nerd With Ken Goldstein
Do you have the best idea for a comic book, video game, cartoon or movie?? Get industry insight to sell you comic book, video game, cartoon or movie, and learn about how today’s most prolific artists made it to the top of the industry from the insiders that know it best. Panel features host Ken Goldstein, author of The Way of the Nerd: Practical Advice for Impractical People, and special surprise guests. (Room B)

Wizard Art School: Cartooning From Start To Finish With Glen Mcckoy
Two-time Magazine Cartoonist of the Year and Editorial Cartoonist of the Year winner Glen McCoy will teach you how to create your own editorial pieces in this interactive lesson on cartooning. (Room C)

6:00-7:00PM
Musical Of The Living Dead
This “musical zom-com” (zombie comedy), is an original musical parody of classic zombie films and musical theatre. Featuring music inspired by everything from Gershwin to Green Day, the show follows the lives of ten very different people trapped in a farmhouse seeking refuge from the brain-eating zombies outside. (Room B)

6:00-8:00PM
Adult Costume Contest
Get your best costume together and come on down to Wizard World’s Chicago Comic Con costume contest for fun prizes and some of the craziest outfits you’ll see this weekend. (Room A)

6:00-6:45PM
Five Year Mission Performance
Don’t miss this performance by Star Trek band Five Year Mission. (Room C)

8:00-12:00AM
Wizard World Masquerade Ball – Zombie Edition
After the costume contest the Zombie Takeover continues as we take over the Lobby Level of the Hyatt (across from the Red Bar) for a night of dancing, drinks and lots of zombies! Costumes preferred but not required. Free admission with a Wizard World Comic Con Wristband. (Hyatt Regency O’Hare Foyer – 9300 Bryn Mawr Avenue)

8:30-9:30PM
James Marsters Concert
After enjoying sell-out crowds across the nation, singer/songwriter James Marsters performs a rare and intimate concert up close and personal with Wizard World fans! *Separate concert ticket required for entry. (Room A)

10:00-12:00AM
Film Screening: The Evil Dead
The zombie-fest continues with the cult classic The Evil Dead, the story of the 5 college students that get trapped in the woods after releasing flesh-eating zombies. Starring Bruce Campbell! For mature audiences only. (Room A)

Sunday 08/14

11:00-11:45AM
James Marsters Q&A
Best known for his role as Spike, the platinum blonde vampire on hit shows “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Angel,” James Marsters answers questions about everything from his evolution from acting to music and back, and the projects he plans to conquer in the next few years. (Room A)

Mimi Rogers Q&A
Talented actress and producer Mimi Rogers (Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me; “X-Files”) makes her Chicago Comic Con debut to dish about her leading men, behind-the-scenes shenanigans and more.
(Room B)

Bill Sienkiewicz And David Mack Q&A
Legendary artists and long-time friends David Mack (Kubuki) and Bill Sienkiewicz (Batman: The Widening Gyre covers) unite for this insiders’ look at their art processes, and give advice and their personal do’s and don’ts of the trade to new creators interested in sequential storytelling. (Room C)

12:00-12:45PM
The Evil Dead Reunion
While we can’t promise flesh-eating zombies, we can promise that the reunion of the five stars of the cult classic The Evil Dead will be a Q&A that you don’t want to miss! Featuring Bruce Campbell (“Ash”), Ellen Sandweiss (“Cheryl”), Richard DeManincor (“Hal Delrich”), Betsy Baker (“Linda”) and Theresa Tilly (“Sarah York”). (Room A)

Louis Gossett Jr. Q&A
Emmy and Academy Award-winning actor Louis Gossett Jr. (An Officer and Gentleman ; Enemy Mine) sits down for a rare opportunity to ask about his historic career in movies and television. (Room B)

How To Be A Hero With Jarrett Crippen
Join The Defuser as he engages kids with his acclaimed program How to be a Hero! This high energy program will teach kids (ages 1st-5th grade) the finer points of how to be a REAL hero in their own communities. 9-1-1, Stranger Danger, What to do in a real emergency and what it takes start the path to true hero status! This 30 minute program will have long lasting results for the young hero in your family! (Room C)

1:00-1:45PM
Boondock Saints Reunite
Norman Reedus and Sean Patrick Flanery- the pair known as Murphy and Connor MacManus in The Boondock Saints I and II – reteam with “The Funny Man” Rocco (David Della Rocco) for a special Q&A session. (Room A)

Vivica A. Fox Q&A
With countless movies and television shows under her belt – including Kill Bill: Vol 1, Independence Day, Juwanna Man and so many more – Vivica A. Fox shares the details behind the movies, her career, and everything we never got to see on-screen in some of our favorite movies. (Room B)

Draw Like A Superhero With Franco Aureliani And Art Baltazar
Bring the youngsters to meet this Eisner Award winning tag team behind kids’ favorites such as Tiny Titans and Billy Batson and the Magic of Shazam, as they host this interactive step-by-step guide to creating your very own superhero comic! (Room C)

2:00-2:45PM
Ray Park Q&A
The “X-Men” and “Star Wars: Episode I—The Phantom Menace” star engages fans in this one-of-a-kind Q&A, where he discusses his extensive film biography and his evolution to genre icon. (Room A)

Kid’s Costume Contest
Bring kids 10 and under for this special event with fun prizes just for families and the youngsters. (Room B)

Digital Art School W/ Greg Horn
Superstar Marvel and DC artist Greg Horn (Blackest Night covers) leads a discussion on the future of digital art and takes you through his creative process in creating all of your favorite pieces. (Room C)

3:00-3:45PM
Walking Dead Q&A And Preview
AMC’s ambitious horror series based on Robert Kirkman’s ultra-hot zombie series from Image, now comes to life from director Frank Darabont (“The Green Mile”)! Check out this amazing preview of behind-the-scenes footage and extended clips along with a Q&A with Chandler Riggs, Addy Miller and Anthony Guajardo. (Room A)

3:00-3:30PM
My Favorite Giant Reading With Peter Mayhew
Peter Mayhew- the 7’3″ actor that brought Chewbacca to life- now brings you his latest children’s book My Favorite Giant, intended to help little ones understand that being different doesn’t have to be a bad thing. Join Peter and his wife/co-author Mary Mayhew, for their special reading and book signing. (Room B)

3:00-5:00PM
Film Screening: Unicorn City
Unicorn City is the story of a fanatical gamer who creates a Utopian society based on the rules of tabletop gaming, only to have the city stolen out from underneath him by his gaming nemesis Shadow Hawk, played by John Gries. (Room C)

4:00-4:30PM
Sound Of Musical Interlude With Ethan Van Sciver
The halls are alive with the sound of…“music.” Ethan Van Sciver (Flash: Rebirth) invites you to spend the hour trapped in a small room discussing cannibalism, Wolverine, deviancy and all manner of filth and disease through the art of song. Not since Liberace has anyone tickled the ivories with such aplomb. Well, Richard Marx was good… but Ethan is good too! Come and see! Recommended for mature audiences – may contain adult references. (Room A)

Chicago Comic Con is the seventh stop on Wizard World’s 2011 North American tour.  Hours are Thursday, August 11, 5 – 9 p.m.; Friday, August 12, noon – 8 p.m.; Saturday, August 13, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; and Sunday, August 14, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Tickets are available in advance online at http://www.wizardworld.com/chicago.html at a savings over tickets purchased at the door.  Advance adult single-day tickets are priced at $25 ($35 on site); four-day all-session tickets are $50 ($60 on site), and tickets are free for children age 10 and under when accompanied by a paid adult (limit two children per adult).  VIP packages with special entry and exclusive items are also available on a limited basis.

About Wizard World:
Wizard World produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking. The events often feature celebrities from movies and TV, artists and writers, and events such as premieres, gaming tournaments, panels, and costume contests. Wizard World also produces Wizard World Digital, an online publication covering new and upcoming products and talents in the pop culture world, and is distributed on a weekly basis to online and iPad users worldwide.

The full event schedule can be found at www.wizardworld.com.

***** SAVE THE 2011/12 DATES *****
August 11-14, 2011 – Chicago Comic Con
September 24-25, 2011 – Los Angeles Comic Con
October 22-23, 2011 – Mid-Ohio Comic Con
November 11-13, 2011 – Austin Comic Con
January 28-29, 2012 – New Orleans Comic Con
March 24-25, 2012 – Toronto Comic Con
April 28-29, 2012 – Anaheim Comic Con
May 19-20, 2012 – Big Apple Comic Con
June 1-3, 2012 – Philadelphia Comic Con
October 2012  – New England Comic Con
December 8-9, 2012 – Miami Comic Con

Patrick Stewart Leads Off Guest List for Wizard World Chicago Comic Con 2011

Patrick Stewart

Press Release:

Patrick Stewart, Bruce Campbell, Christopher Lloyd, Morena Baccarin, Felicia Day, James Marsters Among Headliners At Wizard World Chicago Comic Con, August 11-12-13-14 At Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Ray Park, Julie Benz, Charisma Carpenter, Colin Ferguson, Lou Gossett Jr., Vivica A. Fox, Mimi Rogers, Among 500+ Celebrity Guests, Leading Comics Artists & Creators Scheduled To Appear

NEW YORK and ROSEMONT, Ill., June 22, 2011 – North America’s largest pop-culture tour continues as Wizard World Chicago Comic Con returns to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, August 11-14, with superstar guests Patrick Stewart, Bruce Campbell, Christopher Lloyd, Morena Baccarin, Felicia Day, Academy Award Winner® Lou Gossett Jr. and James Marsters headlining the list of celebrity attendees.  The event will bring together thousands of fans of all ages and dozens of celebrities and industry professionals to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, comics, toys, video gaming, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more.

Stewart (X-MEN, “Star Trek: The Next Generation”) will attend on Friday and Saturday only.  Campbell (“Burn Notice,” ARMY OF DARKNESS) and Day (“The Guild,” “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog”) are scheduled to appear on Saturday and Sunday.  The three-time Emmy Award winner Lloyd (BACK TO THE FUTURE, “Taxi”) and Baccarin (“V,” “Stargate SG-1”) will be available on Saturday only.  Marsters (“Buffy The Vampire Slayer,” “Caprica”) is scheduled for Friday through Sunday.

“Wizard World Chicago Comic Con is our longest running event, and we are excited to be bringing our most star-studded field of celebrities and artists ever to the Stephens Convention Center,” said Gareb Shamus, Wizard World CEO.  “The show has huge stars like Patrick Stewart and Christopher Lloyd who are known all over the world, and, as always, features guests from some of the most popular film, TV and comics franchises like Star Wars, Buffy and Spider-Man.  This is by far the largest pop-culture event in the region, and the fans, vendors, guests and other attendees have rewarded us by coming in more record numbers every year.”

Wizard World Chicago is also an incredible place to meet and get sketches and autographs from some of the top international creators, many of whom rarely, if ever, appear in the U.S. This includes Mike Deodato Jr. (Brazil), Eduardo Risso (Argentina), Humberto Ramos (Mexico), Mico Suayan (Phillipines), Will Conrad (Brazil), Ariel Olivetti (Argentina), Pia Guerra (Canada) and more.

Wizard World also has a massive number of top comics creators scheduled for Artist Alley, such as Jim Cheung (“Avengers,” “Uncanny X-Men”), Brian Azzarello (writer, “Flashpoint: Batman – Knight of Vengeance,” “100 Bullets”), Dave Johnson (“Flashpoint: Batman – Knight of Vengeance, 100 Bullets”), Patrick Gleason (“Batman and Robin”), Michael Golden (“Spider-Man,” “Hulk”), William Stout (Paleontological Artist), Larry Elmore (“Magic: The Gathering”), Ben Templesmith (“30 Days of Night”), Greg Horn (“Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark,” “Hero For Hire”), Freddie Williams II (“JSA All-Stars”), Arthur Suydam (“Marvel Zombies,” “Army of Darkness”) and hundreds of others.

In addition to Gossett Jr., the Chicago Comic Con celebrity roster includes a bevy of major award winners and nominees, including Emmy Award Winners LeVar Burton (“Star Trek: The Next Generation,” ROOTS), Peter Tork (“The Monkees”) andPhil Ortiz (“The Simpsons”), Emmy Award Nominees Mimi Rogers (AUSTIN POWERS, “The X-Files,”) and Pam Grier (“Smallville,” “The L Word”), Grammy Award Winner Tia Carrere (WAYNE’S WORLD, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”) and Tony Award Honoree Dan Fogler (BALLS OF FURY, GOOD LUCK CHUCK).

Other popular celebrity guests scheduled to be on hand at the event include Julie Benz (“Buffy: The Vampire Slayer,” “Desperate Housewives”), Charisma Carpenter (“Buffy: The Vampire Slayer,” “Angel”), Colin Ferguson (“Eureka,” THE OPPOSITE OF SEX), Vivica A. Fox (KILL BILL VOL. 1 and VOL. 2, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”), Kai Owen (“Torchwood,” “Fun at the Funeral Parlour”), Ray Park (STAR WARS: EPISODE 1, X-MEN), Gareth David-Lloyd (“Torchwood,” SHERLOCK HOLMES), Alaina Huffman (“Smallville,” “SGU Stargate Universe”), Lou Ferrigno (“The Incredible Hulk,” “The King of Queens,”) and James C. Burns (voice actor, “Call of Duty: Black Ops”).  BOONDOCK SAINTS co-starsNorman Reedus and Sean Patrick Flanery will also reunite at the event.

The convention center floor will also feature several famous TV and movie vehicles for fans to pose with, including the Batmobile (original “Batman” series), DeLorean Time Machine (BACK TO THE FUTURE), The Mystery Machine (SCOOBY DOO) and Ecto-1 (GHOSTBUSTERS).

Children and adult attendees are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite villain, superhero or pop culture personality for the chance to win special prizes in costume contests.  Event-goers may also try their hand interactive product exhibits and shop for collectible comics, movie and television memorabilia, toys and games at more than 200 dealer booths.

And Sunday, August 14, is Kids Day at Chicago Comic Con, with face painting, balloons, a “passport” treasure hunt and other activities designed especially for kids!  Other special events include card gaming tournaments, professional photo opportunities (Photo Ops) and more.

Chicago Comic Con is the seventh stop on Wizard World’s 2011 North American tour.  Hours are Thursday, August 11, 5 – 9 p.m.; Friday, August 12, noon – 8 p.m.; Saturday, August 13, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; and Sunday, August 14, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Tickets are available in advance online at http://www.wizardworld.com/chicago.html at a savings over tickets purchased at the door.  Advance adult single-day tickets are priced at $25 ($35 on site); four-day all-session tickets are $50 ($60 on site), and tickets are free for children age 10 and under when accompanied by a paid adult (limit two children per adult).  VIP packages with special entry and exclusive items are also available on a limited basis.

About Wizard World:
Wizard World produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking. The events often feature celebrities from movies and TV, artists and writers, and events such as premieres, gaming tournaments, panels, and costume contests. Wizard World also produces Wizard World Digital, an online publication covering new and upcoming products and talents in the pop culture world, and is distributed on a weekly basis to online and iPad users worldwide.

The full event schedule can be found at www.wizardworld.com.

Patrick Stewart Joins William Shatner at Chicago Comic Con 2010

Press Release:

“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.

Wizard Releases Philadelphia Comic Con 2010 Programming Schedule

Via Wizard World:

SPECIAL SIGNINGS

Special signings will be taking place at the Wizard Booth. There is no additional charge for Special Signings. Special Signings are open to any Philadelphia Comic Con attendee.

Special Signing times and Signatory Guests are subject to change.

Wizard Entertainment and Philadelphia Comic Con reserve the right to limit the number of autographs per attendee, cap the line at any time, and not allow sketches to be done by our Guests as needed.

FRIDAY
3pm – 3:45pm – Ethan Van Sciver
4pm – 4:45pm – J.G. Jones
5pm – 5:45pm – Khoi Pham

SATURDAY
12pm – 12:45pm – Joe Madureira

SUNDAY
11pm – 11:45pm – Joe Madureira
12pm – 12:45pm – Greg Horn
1pm – 1:45pm – Tom Raney

BRUCE CAMPBELL SIGNING

Bruce Campbell will be holding his signing at Booth 103. We will have a special line for Bruce Campbell VIP Ticket Holders.
Wizard Entertainment and Philadelphia Comic Con reserve the right to limit the number of autographs per attendee, and cap the line at any time.

SATURDAY
3pm – 6pm – Bruce Campbell

PHILADELPHIA COMIC CON PANELS FRIDAY

Room 201B
2pm – 2:45pm
TRAILER PARK
Come watch trailers to upcoming movies with Wizard’s own Mike Cotton as he and his cohorts comment on them!

Room 201B
3pm – 3:45pm
WIZARD SCHOOL w/GREG HORN

Room 201B
4pm – 5pm
THE BIG TOY INDUSTRY PANEL
Come see what’s coming soon from the top toy makers!

Room 201B
5pm – 6pm
THE TOYFARE AWARDS
It’s that time of year again! Time to see who’s taking home the prize!

SATURDAY

Room 201B
12pm – 12:45pm
JAMES MARSTERS Q&A
James Marsters talks about his career on Buffy, Angel, Smallville, Torchwood and now Caprica! Don’t miss this!

Room 201B
1pm – 1:45pm
TBS SCREENING OF NEIGHBORS FROM HELL
Episode – Country Club Hell
Looking for a bonding moment with his boss Killbride, Balthazor scores himself a golf outing at his boss’ elite country club. His family accompanies him and struggle to fit in with the humans whose bad behavior both thrills and bewilders the Hellmans.
You can also add that exclusive freebies will be given out to everyone attending the screening.

Room 204B
1pm – 1:45pm
STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE 9 Q&A
Avery Brooks and Cirroc Lofton talk about being Father and Son in SPACE!!

Room 201B
2pm – 2:45pm
BRUCE CAMPBELL Q&A
Have a seat and listen to tales from Bruce! Ask questions, become enlightened! Premiere seating available for our Bruce Campbell VIP Ticket Holders!

Room 201B
3pm – 3:45pm
STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION Q&A
Have a seat and hear stories from the set from Brent Spiner and John DeLancie!

Room 204B
3pm – 3:45pm
WRITING COMICS AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN w/ ZENESCOPE’S RAVEN GREGORY
Come join Zenescope’s own Raven Gregory (writer of the Wonderland Trilogy, The Waking, The Gift) as he offers tips to young writers trying to break into the comic business from independent publishing, pitching to publishers, promoting your material, finding a creative team, the beast that is hollywood, and becoming a multi-millonaire creative genius…well maybe not that last one but all the rest will be discussed in earnest fashion by one of the hottest up and coming writers in the business today. A MUST panel for all hopeful writers and fans of the Wonderland scribe.

Room 201B
4pm – 4:45pm
WIZARD SCHOOL w/ETHAN VAN SCIVER

Room 204B
4pm – 4:45pm
CLARE KRAMER Q&A

Room 201B
5pm – 5:45pm
ADAM WEST Q&A
Meet Mayor West!

Room 204B
5:30pm – 6:30pm
PHILADELPHIA COMIC CON COSTUME CONTEST
Open to all ages! Details can be found on the SPECIAL EVENTS PAGE!

SUNDAY

Room 204B
11am – 11:45am
SABER ACADEMY
Join members of The NY Jedi and The New Jedi Order and learn what it takes to handle this iconic weapon of SCi-Fi Fandom! Watch their live, saber stage-combat demos and participate in the Q&A session.

Room 201B
12pm – 12:45pm
WIZARD SCHOOL w/J.G. JONES

Room 201B
1pm – 1:45pm
PATRICK STEWART Q&A
Don’t miss your chance to hear Professor X/Captain Picard talk about his amazing career!

Room 204B
1pm – 1:45pm
PHILADELPHIA COMIC CON CHARITY AUCTION
All sorts of awesomeness from original art, to signed photos to toys and DVDs and everything in between! Details can be found on the SPECIAL EVENTS PAGE!

Room 201B
2pm – 5pm
HORROR FILM FESTIVAL
Details can be found on the SPECIAL EVENTS PAGE!

Room 204B
2:30pm – 3:30pm
PHILADELPHIA COMIC CON KIDS COSTUME CONTEST
Open to kids age 10 and under! Details can be found on the SPECIAL EVENTS PAGE!

PHILADELPHIA COMIC CON NIGHT PROGRAMMINGFRIDAY:

100% COTTON w/MIKE COTTON AND ETHAN VAN SCIVER
Details can be found on the SPECIAL EVENTS PAGE for more details!

ZOMBIE BEACH PARTY
Details can be found on the SPECIAL EVENTS PAGE for more details!

SATURDAY:

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT’S 5TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION/WIZARD WORLD PHILADELPHIA COMIC CON MASQUERADE BALL
Details can be found on the SPECIAL EVENTS PAGE for more details!

KAIJU BIG BATTEL
Details can be found on the SPECIAL EVENTS PAGE for more details!

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.

Dragon*Con Adds Patrick Stewart

Patrick Stewart (Star Trek’s Jean-Luc Picard and X-men’s Professor X) has just been confirmed for this September’s annual Dragon*Con convention in Atlanta, Georgia.

Stewart is just the latest addition to possibly the best celebrity line-up I’ve ever seen scheduled for Dragon*Con. Some highlights include:

  • Michael Biehn
  • Bruce Boxleitner
  • Ben Browder
  • Charisma Carpenter
  • Bruce Davison
  • James Marsters
  • Kate Mulgrew
  • Leonard Nimoy
  • John Noble
  • Edward James Olmos
  • Eric Roberts
  • John Schneider
  • Michael Shanks

For the complete guest line-up, visit their website at: http://dragoncon.org/.

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