|Oh, Doctor! Matt Smith, Karen Gillan To Attend Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con; Dual Photo Ops Saturday, April 5|
‘Eleventh Doctor’ In ‘Doctor Who’ Series To Appear Saturday, April 5, ‘Amy Pond’ Actress Saturday Evening And Sunday, April 5-6 At Inaugural Pop Culture Festival At America’s Center
Matt Smith, who recently completed an acclaimed four-year run as the 11th incarnation of the Doctor in the landmark British television series “Doctor Who,” and Karen Gillan, who portrayed “Amy Pond,” will appear at Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con. Smith will attend on Saturday, April 5, while Gillan is scheduled for Saturday evening and Sunday, April 6.
Both will greet fans, sign autographs, pose for photo ops and conduct separate interactive Q&As (Smith on Saturday; Gillan on Sunday) during the event, held at America’s Center. They will pose together with fans for two hours on Saturday evening, which is believed to be the second time in North America that the duo has been available to fans (following their scheduled appearance at Louisville Comic Con, March 28-29).
Smith began his acting career on stage, appearing in various popular London theatrical performances before landing the coveted role in “Doctor Who” in 2010. He received a BAFTA Award nomination in 2011 and his final episode, on Christmas Day, was BBC America’s largest audience ever, attesting to both the popularity of the series in America and Smith’s success in the role.
The former model Gillan appeared in Series 5-7 of “Doctor Who,” beginning in 2010, as the new companion to the eleventh Doctor Matt Smith. The Inverness, Scotland, native has added numerous theater roles, starred in the film Not Another Happy Ending last year, is a regular on Adult Swim’s “NTSF:SD:SUV” and portrays the mercenary “Nebula” in the upcoming blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy.
“Doctor Who” fandom is on full display at Wizard World shows. Fans of the series, which celebrated its 50th Anniversary with a highly-rated program that was simulcast by BBC America at Austin Comic Con, cosplay as numerous characters as well as the TARDIS, the space-time vehicle used in the show.
Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, comics, toys, video gaming, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con show hours are Friday, April 4, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, April 5, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, April 6, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
For more on the 2014 Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/home-stlouis.html.