Denver Comic Con Welcomes DOCTOR WHO Star Karen Gillan
Denver Comic Con and Literary Conference (DCC), a program of Comic Book Classroom (CBC) designed to help promote literacy through pop culture, today announced Karen Gillan as a guest the 2014 convention. Gillan will be appearing in Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" later this summer and is best known as Amy Pond, the Doctor's companion in "Doctor Who."
DCC's "Doctor Who" programming also includes multiple panel sessions, as well as writers, crew members and additional celebrity guests-including previously announced Sylvester McCoy, the seventh Doctor and Peter Davison, the fifth Doctor.
"With the number and quality of 'Who' guests and panels, DCC is essentially featuring a 'Doctor Who' convention within the convention-in fact, it's going to be one of the largest in the country," said Bruce MacIntosh, CBC chairman and director of DCC programming. "The show is so popular that we've tripled the number of panels each year. In 2014, we're going to have over 25 hours of programming about the various characters and elements of the show-and that doesn't even count the standing-room only Q&A sessions in our massive Main Events Halls with the Doctor Who guests."
In addition to DCC guests and programming, Comcast Xfinity is partnering with BBC America at the convention and will have Doctor Who-related themes, prize packs and other giveaways.
Additionally, along with activities and surprise guest appearances, the 8,000-square foot Comic Book Classroom Corral area on the show floor will feature "Doctor Who" crafting and other surprises for kids and teens.
As contracts are completed more guests will be added and additional panels will be scheduled. A complete list of "Doctor Who" and other pop culture and comic book guests can be found at http://www.DenverComicCon.com/guests.
Karen Gillan - From 2010 to 2013 Gillan played Amy Pond, "The Girl Who Waits" and companion to Smith's Doctor on "Doctor Who." The Scottish actress will be appearing in the upcoming Marvel film "Guardians of the Galaxy" as well as "The List," and has the lead role in "Selfie," an upcoming ABC pilot that is a modern re-telling of the "My Fair Lady" story.
Peter Davison - Davison played the fifth Doctor from 1981 to 1984. He has since returned several times to the world of Doctor Who. In 1993 he appeared as the fifth Doctor in "Dimensions in Time" as part of the BBC's annual Children in Need Charity drive, and in 1985 he narrated an abridged novelization of "Warriors of the Deep" for BBC Worldwide's "Doctor Who" audio book series. Most recently, Davison has had recurring roles in "Law & Order: UK," "Pat & Cabbage" and "Inspector Lewis."
Sylvester McCoy - As a comic act and busker McCoy appeared regularly on stage and on the BBC in the 1970s and 80s. In 1987 he became the seventh doctor in the in "Doctor Who." McCoy is also known for his recent work as the wizard Radagast the Brown in Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit."
About Comic Book Classroom
Comic Book Classroom is a charitable organization that educates through alternative approaches to literacy, learning, and character development. CBC creates programs for underserved students, schools, and communities via comic books, graphic novels, and related media. CBC is the organizer and producer for the DCC. http://www.comicbookclassroom.org.
About Denver Comic Con
Entering its third year, the DCC is Denver's premiere fan experience, covering the worlds of comic books, film, and related media. It is also an extension of and an awareness builder for its parent organization, Comic Book Classroom. For the latest news and information, visit http://www.denvercomiccon.com.
Thank you to 2014 Denver Comic Con associate sponsors Xfinity, Westword, Denver's Own Channel 2, 106.7 KBPI Rocks the Rockies, Guiry's, Go Recycle Yourself, Illegal Pete's, StylinOnline, Breckenridge Brewery, Hard Rock Café, and Mile High Arcade. Special thanks to our contributing sponsors the Denver Outlaws, The Wizard's Chest, PrintNinja, Microsoft Store, GEICO, and Photobucket.