Patrick Stewart, known to millions of fans as “Captain Jean-Luc Picard” on the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, and “Professor Charles Xavier” in the X-Men film series, will attend Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, Stewart and Wizard World, Inc. announced on Saturday. He joins William Shatner (“Captain Kirk”), Avery Brooks (“Captain Sisko”), Kate Mulgrew (“Captain Janeway”) and Scott Bakula (“Captain Archer”) as captains of their respective series in the iconic franchise who will be special guests at the event, set for Thursday, May 31, through Sunday, June 3 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Stewart will appear at the event on Saturday.
“Bringing together the five Captains from the iconic Star Trek series, capped with the addition of the legendary Sir Patrick Stewart, is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our fans,” said John Macaluso, Wizard World CEO. “They and other standout guests like Chris Hemsworth and Stan Lee make Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con a can’t-miss event.”
The five captains, Hemsworth (The Avengers, Thor), Lee (creator, Spider-Man, X-Men), WWE® Superstar CM Punk™ and Bruce Campbell (Army of Darkness, Evil Dead, Burn Notice, Spider-Man) plus more than 60 other celebrities make this year’s Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con roster the best and most diverse ever.
VIP tickets are available now for fans who want to secure their opportunity to meet many of the stars at the event, including the five captains as a group. Fans can also visit Wizard World Philadelphia’s page for links to VIP packages for Hemsworth, Lee, Ryan, WWE® Superstar CM Punk™, Bruce Campbell, Hayden Panettiere, Paul Wesley, James Marsters and group experiences with Boondock Saints, Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, and Spartacus/Legend of the Seeker actors.
For more on the 2012 Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, including hours, celebrities, creators, vendors, programming schedules, evening entertainment, autographs, sponsorship and volunteer information and more, visit the Con’s general info page.