Oh, Doctor! Matt Smith To Attend Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con June 20-21
Matt Smith, who recently completed an acclaimed four-year run as the 11th incarnation of the Doctor in the landmark British television series Doctor Who, will attend Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con on Friday evening, June 20, and all day Saturday, June 21, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Smith will join Karen Gillan, who portrayed Amy Pond, scheduled to appear on Saturday only.
Both will greet fans, sign autographs, pose for photo ops and conduct interactive Q&As. They will pose together with fans on Saturday. Times for Smith’s and Gillan’s signings, photo ops will be announced shortly.
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 episode, on Christmas Day, was BBC America’s largest audience ever, attesting to both the popularity of the series in America and Smith’s success in the role.
The former model Gillan appeared in Series 5-7 of Doctor Who, beginning in 2010, as the new companion to the eleventh Doctor Matt Smith. The Inverness, Scotland, native has added numerous theater roles, starred in the film Not Another Happy Ending last year, is a regular on Adult Swim’s NTSF:SD:SUV and portrays the mercenary Nebula in the upcoming blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy.
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 Philadelphia Comic Con show hours are Thursday, June 19, 3-8 p.m.; Friday, June 20, noon–7 p.m.; Saturday, June 21, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, June 22, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.