Ottawa (Ontario), Wednesday, November 13, 2013 – With less than a month to go for Ottawa Pop Expo (December 7 & 8 at EY Centre), Scott Wilson, best known as Hershel Greene from AMC’s massive hit The Walking Dead, has been added to the remarkable list of guests. Wilson is the fifth The Walking Dead franchise guest to be added, which includes co-creator and comic book artist Tony Moore, Lew Temple (Axel, Season 3), Sarah Wayne Callies (Lori Grimes), and Pop Expo Guest-of-Honour, Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon).
Norman Reedus will also be headlining a special reunion for The Boondock Saints, the 1999 cult film in which he portrayed vigilante Murphy McManus. Joining him will be Sean Patrick Flanery (Young Indiana Jones), who also played Conor McManus, and David Della Rocco, who played the low-level mobster who helps the MacManus brothers in ridding Boston of criminals and evil.
Recently added guests include Tom Felton, best known as the ultimate bully and Harry Potter’s rival, Draco Malfoy, from the Harry Potter films, Ernie Hudson from the Ghostbusters films, Julie Caitlin Brown from Babylon 5 and Neve McIntosh, the Scottish actress perhaps best known as Madame Vastra on the BBC sci-fi series Doctor Who. McIntosh joins Sylvester McCoy, who will be at the forefront of the special Doctor Who 50th anniversary celebration, as he played the seventh incarnation of The Doctor (1987-1989). Modern movie audiences may recognize McCoy as Radagast the Brown, one of the five wizards of Middle-Earth in Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy. Also in attendance will be Jason Momoa, who plays Khal Drogo, the powerful and fearsome Dothraki warlord on Game of Thrones, HBO’s biggest hit since The Sopranos.
There’s a little something for everyone, as Pop Expo will feature several activities, including showcasing several wrestling matches in the Capital City Championship Combat (C*4) ring set-up at the EY Centre for the event. Our focus on wrestling will shine the spotlight on two legendary wrestlers, the Honky Tonk Man, WWF Intercontinental Championship for a record 64 weeks, and Bret “The Hitman” Hart, former WWE champion who was voted one of the top 50 Canadians of all time on CBC’s Greatest Canadian. The Masquerade will be one of the highlights of the week-end, where participants strut onto the Pop Expo stage with their costume creations from the worlds of science-fiction, video games, anime, comic books, horror and cartoons, to compete in different categories. Cosplay has gained significant momentum through pop culture conventions, and two of the most popular ladies of cosplay will be appearing: Monika Lee, one of the main cast of “heroes” in the first season of the Syfy/Space reality series Heroes of Cosplay, and Jessica Nigri, has worked for WB Games to promote Lollipop Chainsaw (as Juliet Starling), Suda’s Killer is Dead (as Vivienne Squall), and has an online presence that rivals mainstream celebrities, recently reaching the landmark 1-million fans on her Facebook page.
Additional activities will include Celebrity Q&A’s where fans get to ask questions with Saturday featuring Brown, Hudson, Felton, Hart, and Reedus/Della Rocco/Flanery, and Sunday featuring McIntosh, McCoy, Momoa, Honky Tonk, Nigri/Lee, and Wilson/Temple/Callies. Most celebrity guests will be signing and participating in photo ops on both days and Bret Hart on Saturday. The EY Centre will be hosting over 85,000 square feet of Geek Holiday shopping, the ideal place for those hard to find items and collectibles, as well unique toys and gear for the kiddies. Other activities include board and card games, geek improv with BattleCOM and Crystal Basement, and panel discussions and workshops on costuming and Doctor Who, to name but a few.
Presented by Ottawa Comiccon, Ottawa Pop Expo will take place at the Ernst & Young Centre on December 7 & 8, 2013. Tickets are available online starting at $25 for a daily adult pass. Please visit www.ottawapopexpo.ca for details and updates.
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