LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Wizard World, Inc., (WIZD) the preeminent producer of Wizard World Comic Cons across North America, is excited to announce the addition of Doctor Who’s Matt Smith and Karen Gillan to the Wizard World Austin lineup, September 23-25. Smith, who played the Eleventh incarnation of the Doctor in the British television series, will attend on Saturday, September 24, while Gillan, who portrayed Amy Pond, is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, September 24-25 at the Austin Convention Center.
“We are thrilled to provide Doctor Who fans with the opportunity to meet Matt Smith and Karen Gillan. They are an exciting addition to our top-notch lineup for Austin,” says John Maatta, Wizard World Chairman & CEO. “Stay tuned for more surprises in store for the event!”
Both Smith and Gillan will greet fans, sign autographs, pose for photo ops and conduct a special Doctor Who Q&A panel during the event. They will also pose together with fans on Saturday, September 24.
Smith began his acting career on stage, appearing in various popular London theatrical performances before landing the coveted role in Doctor Who in 2010. He received a BAFTA Award nomination in 2011 and his final Doctor Who episode in 2013 was BBC America's largest audience ever, attesting to both the popularity of the series in America and Smith's success in the role.
Beginning in 2010, Gillan appeared in Series 5-7 of Doctor Who as the new companion to the Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith. The Inverness, Scotland, native starred in the film Not Another Happy Ending and was a regular on Adult Swim's NTSF:SD:SUV. Gillan also portrayed the mercenary, Nebula in Guardians of the Galaxy and will appear in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, slated for release in 2017.
Doctor Who fandom will be on full display at Wizard World Austin, where fans of the series will find cosplay of numerous beloved characters and the TARDIS (Time And Relative Dimension in Space vehicle) used in the show, courtesy of Tulsa Tardis.
Located at the Austin Convention Center, Smith and Gillan will join previously announced guests including Sebastian Stan (Captain America), William Shatner (Star Trek), Danny Trejo (Machete), Bruce Campbell (Army of Darkness, Evil Dead), James Marsters (Buffy: The Vampire Slayer), Lee Majors (Six Million Dollar Man), Dana DeLorenzo (Ash vs. Evil Dead), and more.
To purchase Admissions and VIP Admissions for the event, set for September 23-25, and to view the schedule, location, show hours, hotel & travel info, please visit: http://wizardworld.com/comiccon/austin .
About Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD)
Wizard World, Inc. (www.wizardworld.com) produces comic cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, television, cosplay, comics, graphic novels, toys, video gaming, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A's, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Wizard World has also launched Wizard World Store (www.shopwizardworld.com), CONtv, a digital media channel in partnership with leading independent content distributor Cinedigm™ (NASDAQ: CIDM), and ComicConBox™ (www.comicconbox.com), a premium subscription-based monthly box service. Fans can interact with Wizard World on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media services.
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