Patrick Stewart, known to millions of fans as â€œCaptain Jean-Luc Picardâ€ on the television series â€œStar Trek: The Next Generation,â€ and â€œProfessor Charles Xavierâ€ in theÂ X-MenÂ film series, and â€œStar Trekâ€ franchise standoutÂ John de LancieÂ (â€œQâ€) will attendÂ Wizard World Ohio Comic Con, Wizard World, Inc. announced today.Â They will be joined by headlinersÂ Stan Lee, Eliza Dushku, WWEÂ® Superstar CM PunkÂ®, Dean CainÂ and other special guests at the event, held Sept. 28-30 at Greater Columbus Convention Center.
Stewart will appear on Saturday, Sept. 29, and Sunday, Sept. 30, when he will meet fans, sign autographs, pose for photo ops and lead an interactive Q&A panel. He has been a popular guest at Wizard World events, most recently at Philadelphia Comic Con, where he was joined by the other four â€œStar Trekâ€ captains.Â Next month, Stewart will also anchor the 25-year reunion of the cast of â€œTNG,â€ with all seven primary stars gathering at Wizard World Austin Comic Con (Oct. 26-28).
Wizard World also announced that William Shatner, originally on the celebrity roster, will not attend Wizard World Ohio Comic Con.
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:Â X-MenÂ (2000),Â X2Â (2003) andÂ X-Men: The Last StandÂ (2006). His role as Picard, which started on â€œNext Generation,â€ placed him in four Star Trek films:GenerationsÂ (1994),Â First ContactÂ (1996),Â InsurrectionÂ (1998) andÂ NemesisÂ (2002). He also served as the voice of numerous animated characters in movies likeÂ Chicken LittleÂ andÂ Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius,Â as well as popular TV shows such as â€œFamily Guyâ€ and â€œAmerican Dad.â€
De Lancie is best known as a regular guest star on â€œStar Trek: The Next Generationâ€ as the iconic all-powerful â€œQ.â€Â He also holds the distinction of being one of the few characters to appear in three separate shows in the franchise (â€œTNGâ€, “Deep Space 9â€ and â€œVoyagerâ€).
VIP tickets are available now for fans who want to secure their opportunity to meet many of the stars at the event, including Stewart.Â Fans can also visitÂ http://www.wizardworld.com/
Additionally,Â Neal AdamsÂ (â€œBatman,â€ â€œGreen Lanternâ€),Â Alan DavisÂ (â€œCaptain America,â€ â€œThorâ€),Â Humberto RamosÂ (â€œAmazing Spider-Man,â€ â€œImpulseâ€) andÂ Paul JenkinsÂ (â€œSpider-Man,â€ â€œBatmanâ€) are among the more than 80 top comics creators scheduled for Artist Alley at Wizard World Ohio Comic Con.
Wizard World Ohio Comic Con, produced by Wizard World, Inc. (WIZD.PK), will bring together thousands of fans of all ages 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.
For more on the 2012 Wizard World Ohio Comic Con, visitÂ http://www.wizardworld.com/
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.
The full event schedule can be found atÂ www.wizardworld.com.
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September 28-30, 2012 â€“ Wizard World Ohio Comic Con
October 26-28, 2012 â€“ Wizard World Austin Comic Con
November 30 – December 2, 2012 â€“ Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con
February 22-24, 2013 â€“ Wizard World Portland Comic Con
May 30 – June 2, 2013 â€“ Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con
August 8-11, 2013 â€“ Wizard World Chicago Comic Con