St. Louis, MO, February 24, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- Following a blockbuster weekend in Portland in which “Doctor Who” fans filled the Oregon Convention Center to meet Matt Smith, the Eleventh Doctor, Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) today announced that Smith will join Tenth Doctor David Tennant at their first public event together at Wizard World St. Louis at America’s Center on Saturday, April 2. Smith will also attend on Sunday, April 3. In addition, as previously announced, Billie Piper (“Rose Tyler”) will appear at the comic con and gaming con on Saturday and Sunday, April 2-3.
This follows earlier announcements that Tennant would be attending, and that the two are also scheduled to appear at Wizard World NYC - The Doctors on Saturday, April 16 in Manhattan.
Smith, who picked up as the Eleventh Doctor following Tennant, continued in the title role through 2013 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.
Tennant’s principal run as the Tenth Doctor began in 2005 and continued through 2009, with a reprisal alongside Smith in the landmark 50th anniversary special “The Day of the Doctor” in 2013. Since his early work on local Scottish television through roles in some of the most beloved fantasy and sci-fi franchises of all time, Tennant has been entertaining audiences with his unique brand of wit, warmth and humanity.
Piper's career started at just 15 when she became the youngest artist to ever debut at number one; since then she has gone on to become one of Britain's most beloved and acclaimed actresses winning over audiences, critics and award panels alike, covering almost every area of performance.
The trio are part of an already strong Wizard World St. Louis celebrity roster that includes Krysten Ritter and Mike Colter ("Jessica Jones"), William Shatner ("Star Trek") and Elizabeth Henstridge ("Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D"), with more to be announced.
Wizard World comic and gaming con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, cosplay, comics, television, sci-fi, toys, video gaming, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Wizard World St. Louis show hours are Friday, April 1, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, April 2, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, April 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
For more on the 2016 Wizard World St. Louis, visit http://wizd.me/StLouisPR.
About Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD)
Wizard World, Inc. (www.wizardworld.com) produces comic cons and gaming and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, television, cosplay, comics, graphic novels, toys, video gaming, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A's, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Wizard World has also launched Wizard World Store (www.shopwizardworld.com), CONtv, a digital media channel in partnership with leading independent content distributor Cinedigm™ (NASDAQ: CIDM), and ComicConBox™ (www.comicconbox.com), a premium subscription-based monthly box service. Fans can interact with Wizard World on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media services.
The 2016 Wizard World Comic Con schedule is available at http://wizardworld.com/searchby/city/.