Patrick Stewart, John de Lancie Added to Wizard World Ohio Comic Con

Patrick Stewart has had the roles of a lifetime by portraying numerous popular culture icons. He is known to millions of fans as Captain Jean-Luc Picard on Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men film series. John de Lancie played Q in the Star Trek. Both will be attending Wizard World Ohio Comic Con.  They will be joined by headliners Stan Lee, Eliza Dushku, WWE® Superstar CM Punk®, Dean Cain 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 Star Trek captains.  Next month, Stewart will also anchor the 25-year reunion of the cast of “TNG,” with all seven primary stars gathering at Wizard World Austin Comic Con running October 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: X-Men (2000), X2 (2003) and X-Men: The Last Stand (2006). His role as 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.”

De Lancie is best known as a regular guest star on “Star Trek: The Next Generation” as the iconic all-powerful “Q.”  He also holds the distinction of being one of the few characters to appear in three separate shows in the franchise (“TNG”, “Deep Space 9” and “Voyager”).

VIP tickets are available now for fans who want to secure their opportunity to meet many of the stars at the event, including Stewart.  Fans can also visit http://www.wizardworld.com/ohio.html for links to VIP packages for Lee, Punk, Dushku and a group experience with Boondock Saints actors Norman Reedus, Sean Patrick Flanery and David Della Rocco.

Additionally, Neal Adams, Alan Davis , Humberto Ramos and Paul Jenkins are among the more than 80 top comics creators scheduled for Artist Alley at Wizard World Ohio Comic Con.

For more on the 2012 Wizard World Ohio Comic Con, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/home-ohio.html.

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September 28-30, 2012 – Wizard World Ohio Comic Con
October 26-28, 2012 – Wizard World Austin Comic Con
November 30 – December 2, 2012 – Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con
February 22-24, 2013 – Wizard World Portland Comic Con
May 30 – June 2, 2013 – Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con
August 8-11, 2013 – Wizard World Chicago Comic Con