|Oh, Doctor! Matt Smith, Karen Gillan To Attend Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con; Dual Photo Ops Saturday, June 21|
‘Eleventh Doctor’ In ‘Doctor Who’ Series To Appear Friday & Saturday, June 20-21, ‘Amy Pond’ Actress Saturday, June 21 @ Pennsylvania Convention 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 Philadelphia Comic Con. Smith will attend on Friday & Saturday, June 20-21, while Gillan is scheduled for Saturday June 21.
Both will greet fans, sign autographs, pose for photo ops and conduct a special paid DUAL Q&A (on Saturday morning; Gillan also has a Guardians of the Galaxy panel on Saturday afternoon from 5:15-6:00) during the event, held at Pennsylvania Convention Center. They will pose together with fans on Saturday morning.
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.
For more on the 2014 Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/home-pa.html.