Nathan Fillion ("Castle," "Firefly"), Karen Gillan ("Doctor Who," "Guardians of the Galaxy"), William Shatner ("Star Trek," "T.J. Hooker"), Bruce Campbell ("Burn Notice," "Evil Dead") and Summer Glau ("Firefly," "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles") are among the popular celebrities scheduled to attend Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con, April 4-6 at America's Center.
The standout lineup will also include former WWE Champion Chris Jericho, Daryl "DMC" McDaniels ("Run-D.M.C."), Sean Astin ("The Lord of the Rings," "Rudy"), Adam West ("Batman," "Family Guy"), Burt Ward ("Batman"), Ralph Macchio ("The Karate Kid," "My Cousin Vinny") and many others. It is the fifth of 16 events currently scheduled in the 2014 series produced by Wizard World, Inc. and will also feature a top-drawer collection of well-known comics artists and writers and a variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions.
Fillion, Campbell, Glau, McDaniels and Astin will appear on Saturday and Sunday, April 5-6. Shatner will attend on Friday and Saturday; Macchio, West and Ward are scheduled for all three days. Gillan will attend on Sunday only; and Jericho will appear on Saturday only. This marks the second Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con.
Superstar comics creators scheduled to attend include Eisner Award Hall of Famer Neal Adams ("Batman," "Green Lantern"), Greg Capullo ("Spawn," "Haunt"), Salvador Larroca ("Avengers vs. X-Men," "Iron Man"), Ethan Van Sciver ("Green Lantern," "Action Comics"), Carlo Pagulayan ("Hulk," "Silver Surfer"), David Mack ("Daredevil," "End of Days"), Arthur Suydam ("Marvel Zombies," "Army of Darkness"), John Tyler Christopher ("Amazing Spider-Man," "Avengers Arena"), and 50-plus others to date.
Other headline celebrities on the St. Louis Comic Con roster include Eliza Dushku ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Angel"), Jon Bernthal ("The Walking Dead," Night at the Museum), Milo Ventimiglia ("Heroes," Rocky Balboa), Alan Tudyk ("Serenity," Wreck it Ralph), WWF/WWE wrestler Chris Jericho, Jason David Frank ("Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers"), Robert Knepper ("Prison Break," "Star Trek: TNG"), Lou Ferrigno ("The Incredible Hulk," "King of Queens"), Manu Bennett (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, "Arrow") and Sean Patrick Flanery (Boondock Saints, "Dexter").
Wizard World Comic Con events 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. Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con show hours are Friday, April 4, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, April 5, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, April 6, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Topical programming takes place all three days at the event, with celebrity Q&As, comics-themed sessions, costume contest, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Sunday, April 6, is also Kids Day, with an array of activities and programming specially designed for the younger Wizard World fans. St. Louis Comic Con is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed – will roam the convention floor, often stopping by the Show Stage, the ideal place to see and be seen.