Wil Wheaton, Kelly Hu, Phil Jimenez and More Join Stan Lee at Denver Comic Con, Kicking Off Today
Denver Comic Con prepares for a triumphant return to the Mile High City after an overwhelming national response to early bird tickets and guest announcements. On the heels of their record-breaking inaugural event with 27,700 in attendance, the 2013 Denver Comic Con will feature even more square footage on their convention floor, allowing bigger and better options for the panel discussions, cosplay appearances and star-studded guests. Set to take place at the Colorado Convention Center from today, May 31-June 2, 2013, tickets are on sale now and moving swiftly, with VIP passes nearing an unexpected sellout 7 months in advance.
Denver Comic Con has announced that Guest of Honor Stan Lee will also be joined by fan favorite Wil Wheaton and some of his fellow cast members, Robin Thorsen and Sandeep Parikh, from the highly successful internet sensation, The Guild. Also included in the preliminary guest announcements are voice and sci-fi actress, Kelly Hu known best for her work in X-Men X-2, and Peter Mayhew from the original Star Wars trilogy. The three-day event will feature a legion of celebrated comic book artists including Phil Jimenez, Paul Ryan, Herb Trimpe, Georges Jeanty, Rebekah Isaacs, Allen Bellman, Moritat, and Zombie King Arthur Suydam. It's all set to go down in Denver this summer.
Widely known as Wesley Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation, Wil Wheaton is also known for his work in the classic movie, Stand By Me. He is an accomplished actor, writer, tweeter and blogger who has developed a mind blowing cult following. Most recently, he can be seen in his recurring roles on Leverage, the smash hit comedy series, The Big Bang Theory, and the cult-favorite web-series, The Guild.
Cast members of Felicia Day's hit gaming-centric web series, The Guild, Robin Thorsen and Sandeep Parikh are thrilling additions to the weekend. The Guild revolves around a group of online gamers, The Knights of Good, wherein Robin plays Clara Beane, a stay-at-home mother who is the Frost Mage within the game and Sandeep the warlock, Zaboo.
Everyone's favorite furball from a galaxy far far away, Peter Mayhew, will also be signing and meeting fans. Best known for his role as Chewbacca, the Wookiee co-pilot and sidekick of Han Solo in all three original Star Wars films, Mayhew has also appeared as Minoton in Ray Harryhausen's Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger, he voiced the character Susha in the English version of Dragon Ball GT: A Hero's Legacy and has written an anti-bullying book for children called My Favorite Giant.