Popular Guest Ray Park, who portrayed â€śDarth Maulâ€ť in "Star Wars: Episode I" will attend Wizard World Austin Comic Con, Friday through Sunday at Austin Convention Center. He joins Sir Patrick Stewart, WWEÂ® Superstar CM PunkÂ®, Eliza Duskhu, Michael Rooker as headliners.
Online PR News – 23-October-2012 – Austin, Texas – Ray Park, who portrayed â€śDarth Maulâ€ť in Star Wars: Episode I â€“ The Phantom Menace, has been added to the roster of celebrities attending Wizard World Austin Comic Con, Friday through Sunday at Austin Convention Center. He will join stars like Sir Patrick Stewart, WWEÂ® Superstar CM PunkÂ®, Eliza Dushku and Michael Rooker at the event.
A hugely popular Wizard World guest, Park will attend all three days. He will sign autographs, meet fans, pose for photo ops and conduct an interactive Q&A.
Park got his start as an actor and a stuntman in minor roles during 1997â€™s Mortal Kombat Annihilation. From there, Park was soon cast as â€śDarth Maul,â€ť his most popular role to date. His turn as a Star Wars villain was embraced by fans for his chilling visual look and Parkâ€™s ferocious performance that redefined the sith for the modern audience.
Park has gone on to star or appear in several hit films, including director Tim Burton's Sleepy Hollow, Ballistic: Ecks Vs. Sever, Fanboys and X-Men. Park has also been a regular in the popular NBC series â€śHeroesâ€ť and has a key role in the upcoming blockbuster G.I. Joe: Retaliation with Bruce Willis, Channing Tatum, Dwayne â€śThe Rockâ€ť Johnson and Adrianne Palicki, due for March 2013 release.
Austin Comic Con will also feature the reunion of eight cast members of â€śStar Trekâ€ť The Next Generation.â€ť Other stars scheduled to appear at Wizard World Austin Comic Con this weekend include Dean Cain (â€śLois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,â€ť â€ś90210â€ť), The Boondock Saints trio of David Della Rocco, Sean Patrick Flanery and Norman Reedus and Mike â€śThe Situationâ€ť Sorrentino (â€śJersey Shoreâ€ť).
The lineup of superstar comic creators in Austin is also impressive, with Eisner Award Hall of Famer Neal Adams (â€śBatman,â€ť â€śGreen Lanternâ€ť), Eisner winner Bernie Wrightson (â€śSwamp Thing,â€ť â€śHouse of Mysteryâ€ť), Humberto Ramos (â€śThe Spectacular Spider-Man,â€ť â€śImpulseâ€ť) and Mike McKone (â€śAvengers,â€ť â€śGreen Lanternâ€ť) at the top of the deep list.
Wizard World Austin Comic Con, produced by Wizard World, Inc. (WIZD.PK), will 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. Show hours are Friday, Oct. 26, noon-8 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 27, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 28, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
For more on the 2012 Wizard World Austin Comic Con, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/home-tx.html.
About Wizard World:
Wizard World produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking. The events often feature celebrities from movies and TV, artists and writers, and events such as premieres, gaming tournaments, panels, and costume contests.
The full event schedule can be found at www.wizardworld.com.
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