PRLog - Oct. 12, 2011 - NEW YORK -- Five popular celebrity guests have been added to the stellar Wizard World Austin Comic Con lineup as Diora Baird, Julia Benson, Michael Biehn, Alaina Huffman and Kevin Sorbo have committed to the event, set for the Austin Convention Center, November 11-13. The five join standouts Hayden Panettiere, Adam Baldwin, ACADEMY AWARD WINNER Louis Gossett Jr., James Marsters, Juliet Landau, Charisma Carpenter and others at the next stop on North America’s largest pop-culture tour.
Baird (THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE BEGINNING, ACCEPTED), Benson (“SGU Stargate Universe,” ROAD TO VICTORY), Biehn (TERMINATOR, THE ABYSS), Huffman (“Smallville,”
Wizard World Austin Comic Con, produced by Wizard World, Inc. 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.
Four of the five kids from the original WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY will also reunite at Austin Comic Con, commemorating the 40th anniversary of the film's release. Peter Ostrum (“Charlie Bucket”), Paris Themmen (“Mike Tee Vee”), Julie Dawn Cole (“Veruca Salt”) and Denise Nickerson (“Violet Beauregard”) will appear together for an extremely rare reunion.
Other popular celebrity guests scheduled to be on hand in Austin include Chandler Riggs (“The Walking Dead,”), Barbara Nedeljáková
STAR WARS fans can meet special guests Peter Mayhew (STAR WARS, THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, RETURN OF THE JEDI), Daniel Logan (EPISODE II - ATTACK OF THE CLONES, “The Clone Wars”), Jake Lloyd (EPISODE I - THE PHANTOM MENACE), Adrienne Wilkinson (“The Clone Wars,” “The Force Unleashed”), Bonnie Piesse (EPISODE II - ATTACK OF THE CLONES, EPISODE III - REVENGE OF THE SITH) and Orli Shoshan (EPISODE II - ATTACK OF THE CLONES, EPISODE III - REVENGE OF THE SITH).
The event also features an impressive collection of superstar artists, including Jo Chen (“Superman,”
Austin Comic Con is the ninth and final stop on Wizard World's 2011 North American tour. Hours are Friday, November 11, 4 – 7 p.m.; Saturday, November 12, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.; and Sunday, November 13, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tickets are available in advance online at http://www.wizardworldcomiccon.com/
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