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Oscar Winner Richard Dreyfuss tops Sci-Fi Expo Line-up in Irving

BY IRVING WEEKLY STAFF

Irving, Texas. February 6, 2014

Oscar-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss tops a long list of actors and artists appearing at Dallas Comic Con’s Sci-Fi Expo, invading Irving Feb. 8 – 9 for the thirdconsecutive year at the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas (ICCLC).

 

Catch Dreyfuss share experiences from his long-running career in the starring roles of many famed films such as “The Goodbye Girl,” “American Graffiti,” “Jaws,” “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” and “Mr. Holland’s Opus” during Saturday’s Q&A panel from 3 – 3:45 p.m.

 

“We are honored to have an actor of Dreyfuss’ caliber at our upcoming expo,” said Ben Stevens, co-owner of C2Ventures, which produces Dallas Comic Con.

 

Of course, he’s just one of many appearing on our guest list – which reads like a ‘Who’s Who’ in television and films.”

 

All Q&A panels take place at the Expo’s Main Stage located on the fourth floor of the ICCLC. Clickhere to view a detailed schedule of guest panels, Cosplay Red Carpet photo ops and more.

 

Other big names found on Sci-Fi Expo’s guest list include:

  • Karl Urban, “Dr. Leonard ‘Bones’ McCoy” in J.J. Abrams’ “Star Trek” and “Star Trek Into Darkness”
  • Stephen Amell, star of the CW-TV hit series “Arrow,” based on “Green Arrow” comics
  • Sylvester McCoy, long-running British TV series “Doctor Who” seventh doctor in the series also starring in the 1996 “Doctor Who” television movie.

 

Also on the list is Karen Gillan, known by her role in the “Doctor Who” TV series playing character Amy Pond and will portray Nebula in the soon-to-be-released “Guardians of the Galaxy,” based on the Marvel comic book.

 

In addition, featured on the Expo’s line-up is the pairing from “The Six Million Dollar Man,” Lee Majors and “The Bionic Woman,” Lindsay Wagner. Majors recently starred in the new Dallas TV series, and Wagner appeared in the popular TV show “Warehouse 13” along with Sci-Fi Expo guests, Eddie McClintock, Allison Scagliotti, Jaime Murray and Saul Rubinek.

 

Actor Peter Weller returns to Dallas/Fort Worth for the Expo, along with Angie Bolling, his co-star in “Robocop,” which was filmed in Irving. More stars on the weekend line-up include:

  • Tony Curran, Defiance
  • Vic Mignogna, voiceover actor in “Pokemon,” “Wolverine” and “Dragon Ball Z”
  • Peter Mayhew, “Chewbacca” in the Star Wars franchise
  • Aaron Douglas from the new “Battlestar Galactica”
  • Anne Lockhart from “Lost in Space”
  • Yellow “Power Ranger,” Nakia Burisse

 

Guest actors will sign autographs, meet fans and answer questions during special panels, and pose with fans during professional photo sessions. All actors are scheduled to appear both days except for Amell and Gillan, who appear on Saturday only.

 

Sci-Fi Expo’s Artist Alley provides opportunities to link up with some of the comic industry’s top creators, including a rare U.S. appearance by Eisner-nominated artist Ian Churchill, known for his works in “Coven,” “Supergirl,” “Uncanny X-Men” and (his) creator-owned comic “Marineman.”

 

A few among more than a dozen popular artists appearing at the show are:

  • Chris Sprouse, co-creator of “Tom Strong”
  • Legendary Howard Chaykin, artist of “Star Wars,” “Blackhawk,” and “The Shadow;” and frequent writer and executive script consultant for “The Flash” TV series
  • Eisner winner Kevin Maguire, artist of “Justice League,” “Batman Confidential” and “Guardians of the Galaxy”
  • Eisner Award-winning creator and fellow Texan, Terry Moore, author of “Strangers in Paradise” and “Rachel Rising”

 

Other events include adult and children costume contests, special effects make-up workshops, a Cosplay Red Carpet, and hundreds of vendors and exhibitors.

 

Show hours are 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday. Box office opens two hours prior to show time on Saturday and one hour prior on Sunday.

 

Tickets are $35 Saturday, $25 Sunday and $50 for a two-day pass. Tickets are $5 each for children ages 5 through 12, children ages 4 and under are free. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are available for pre-order online through Feb. 5. Parking is $5 per car, with shuttles provided for extended lots.



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