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.
Denver Comic Con will also feature Hawaiian-born actress Kelly Hu, known for her movie roles in The Scorpion King and X2. Hu also has a long list of TV credits which include: The Vampire Diaries, Hawaii Five-0, and as China White on CW Network's Arrow. Her extensive voice work includes Young Justice, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and as a regular on Disney's smash hit, Phineas and Ferb.
Exciting comic guests from Marvel, DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics and more include: Phil Jimenez (Star Trek/Legion of Superheroes, Wonder Woman, Adventure Comics, Infinite Crisis), Paul Ryan (Fantastic Four, The Avengers, Amazing Spider-Man,The Phantom - King Features, D.P.7), who has worked extensively with fellow Denver Comic Con guest Stan Lee, co-creating Ravage 2099, Herb Trimpe (Co Creator of Wolverine), Georges Jeanty (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Rebekah Isaacs (Angel & Faith, DV8), Golden Age great Allen Bellman (Captain America, The Human Torch, Sub-Mariner), Moritat (All-Star Western, The Spirit), and Zombie King Arthur Suydam (Batman, Conan, Tarzan, Aliens, Marvel Zombies).
Tickets are on sale now for the 2013 Denver Comic Con set to take place at the Colorado Convention Center today, May 31st - June 2nd, 2013. To purchase general admission or VIP level passes go to DenverComicCon.com.
ABOUT DENVER COMIC CON: DCC/LC is Denver's premiere fan experience, covering the worlds of comic books, film, and related media, taking place May 31-June 2, 2013 at the Colorado Convention Center. For the latest news and information, visit www.denvercomiccon.com.
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/LC. For more, go to www.comicbookclassroom.org.