FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Central Canada Comic Con is excited to announce that sci-fi greats Bruce Boxleitner, Walter Koenig, and Billy Dee Williams will all be in attendance at the 2012 show. Also planned are Torri Higginson, Aaron Ashmore, Paul McGillion, and Tia Carrere.
Artist guests include Michael Golden, Renee Wittersaetter, Rodney Ramos, Tommy Castillo, Marc Wolfe, Nigel Sade, Amul Kumar, Ric Meyers, Mark Texeira, George Perez, Dennis Calero, Matt Triano, and Arthur Suydam.
This year’s Central Canada Comic Con happens November 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, 2012 at the Winnipeg Convention Centre in downtown Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
The event organizers are proud to keep bringing in bigger and better guests every year, and will be announcing more guests closer to the convention.
Previous events featured such stars as William Shatner, Adam West, Julie Newmar, and Kevin Sorbo.
About the Guests
Aaron Ashmore is most well known for his role as Jimmy Olsen on Smallville, but his acting career has been on both big and small screens. Ashmore also appeared on Veronica Mars, The West Wing, and even Are You Afraid of the Dark?. His twin brother Shawn played Iceman in the X-Men films.
Bruce Boxleitner has had a long standing career in television, beginning with the series HOW THE WEST WAS WON in the late 1970’s, the still very popular series SCARECROW & MRS. KING in the 1980′s, and the sci-fi series BABLYON 5 in the 1990′s. Currently, Bruce can be seen in many made-for-television movies and guest appearances on such hit series as CHUCK and HEROES.
Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Tia Carrere is an accomplished actress in motion pictures and television as well as a Grammy award-winning musical artist.
She is most well known for her role in “Relic Hunter.” Since she was discovered in a grocery store for her first movie role in “Aloha Summer”, she has shown her range of acting talent and versatility starring in numerous blockbusters; among them, “Wayne’s World 1 & 2” with Mike Myers and Dana Carvey, “True Lies” opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger, “Rising Sun” with Sean Connery and Wesley Snipes. Tia also voiced the character of Nani in Disney’s classic animated film and tv series “Lilo & Stitch”. Most recently, Tia co-starred in “You May Not Kiss The Bride” alongside Rob Schneider and Mena Suvari. She also can be seen in “Wild Cherry” with Rumer Willis and Kristin Cavallari and “Hardbreakers” with Tom Arnold, Chris Kattan, and Sophie Monk. Currently, Tia is producing a biopic of Hawaiian surf legend Rell Sunn in which she will star.
Higginson took over the role of Dr. Elizabeth Weir from Jessica Steen in a guest spot on the season eight opener of Stargate SG-1. She was then carried over as the leader of the Atlantis expedition on Stargate Atlantis and continued playing that role until the end of the show’s third season, afterwards being reduced from a main cast member to a recurring role in the fourth season. She did not reprise the role for the show’s fifth season.
Walter Koenig has had a recurring role of the quintessential bad guy “Bester” on the television series “Babylon 5″ (1994). He has been the “Special Guest Star” in twelve episodes and, at the end of the third season, the production company applied for an Emmy nomination on his behalf. He once again plays Bester in the spin-off series “Crusade” (1999). He has also appeared on dozens of other television series and as Pavel Chekov in the original “Star Trek” (1966) series. Koenig recreated the character of the Russian navigator for the first seven Star Trek films and 1988 took the leading role in the video feature, Moontrap (1989). In an interactive state-of-the-art video game from Digital Pictures called Maximum Surge (1996) (VG), Koenig starred as Drexel, another bad guy.
Paul taught scene study at the Vancouver Film School in 1998 and 1999. In 2004, McGillion took a role on the science fiction series Stargate Atlantis as the Scottish medical doctor, Carson Beckett. He was initially cast as a recurring guest, but his character appeared so frequently in the show’s first season that he was promoted to main character for seasons two and three, and reverts back to a recurring character for seasons 4 and 5 where he appears as the clone of the now-deceased Beckett. McGillion also played the part of young Ernest Littlefield in Stargate SG-1′s first season episode “The Torment of Tantalus”, the first Tau’ri to have passed through the Stargate after its burial.
He expressed great interest in auditioning for the role of Montgomery Scott in the eleventh Star Trek film. “I grew up watching Star Trek and Scotty was my favourite character. It would be a great honour to follow in James Doohan’s footsteps,” he said. McGillion also had the endorsement of Chris Doohan, the son of original Scotty actor James Doohan, to play the role of Scotty in the film. Though the part ultimately went to Simon Pegg, McGillion still appeared in the film in a different role.
He appeared in Season 7 of 24 as Dr. Levinson, a doctor who tried to extract a dangerous pathogen from Jack Bauer’s bloodstream after all the canisters containing pathogen had either been destroyed or secured by FBI, but died when Bauer was being moved to another location and Bauer broke free, killing Levinson and his orderlies.
Billy Dee Williams
Very good looking African American actor born in New York City with broad smile and gregarious manner, Billy Dee has notched up an impressive array of film and television appearances over the past 40+ years. He’s easily best known to international film audiences as the roguish “Lando Calrissian” from Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and the third episode of the initial Star Wars trilogy Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983). Williams can also be seen on screen in Batman (1989), Moving Target (1996) and Undercover Brother (2002).