At the press conference today!
OTTAWA â€” Ottawa's first-ever ComicCon will feature sci-fi stars Sir Patrick Stewart â€” of Star Trek and X-Men fame â€” and The Incredible Hulk's Lou Ferrigno, it was announced Tuesday.
The DeLorean time machine, the slick sportscar that travels through time in the Back to the Future trilogy, will also make an appearance at Ottawa ComicCon, to be held May 12-13 at the CE Centre, 4899 Uplands Dr.
Internationally known comic-book conventions â€“ none of them affiliated with each other â€“ have taken place in Montreal and Toronto in the past, but will be put on in Ottawa for the first time this year.
More details to come.
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SIR PATRICK STEWART
British film, television and stage actor who has had a distinguished career in theatre and television. He is most widely known for his television and film roles, such as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation and its successor films, Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men film series, and as the voice of Avery Bullock inAmerican Dad!.Stewart has been a prolific actor in performances by the Royal Shakespeare Company and has been knighted for his contributions to drama. He is said to be one of the greatest Shakespearean actors alive and when questioned about the significance of his role as Picard compared to his distinguished Shakespearean career, Stewart has said: â€œThe fact is all of those years in Royal Shakespeare Company â€“ playing all those kings, emperors, princes and tragic heroes â€“ were nothing but preparation for sitting in the captain's chair of the Enterprise.â€
JOHN DE LANCIE
American actor who has been active in screen and television roles since 1977. He is best known for his recurring role as Q on the various Star Trek series and as Frank Simmons in Stargate SG-1.He has also produced several audio dramas based on classic science fiction stories for the production company Alien Voices, which he founded with Leonard Nimoy.He has recently appeared on television shows Breaking Bad,Torchwood and Young Justice.
At the age of 21, Lou Ferrigno became the youngest winner of the Mr. Universe title in its history. At the age of 22, he won it again and cemented his name in pop culture lore as the only person to ever win consecutive titles. With his bodybuilding pedigree as a foundation, Lou launched himself into stardom when he earned the role of the title character in the hit television show The Incredible Hulk â€“ and he has been a larger-than-life personality in Hollywood and beyond ever since.Lou Ferrigno has become synonymous with health, strength and entertainment and has forged an â€˜Incredibleâ€™ career that has involved numerous appearances on the late night talk shows, major news programs and a variety of films. He has parlayed his talents into performing voiceover work for animated shows on The Cartoon Network and was a noted recurring guest star on the hit CBS showKing of Queens.Currently, Lou is battling it out against a host of other illustrious contestants on The Celebrity Apprentice with Donald Trump and will once again provide the voice of The Hulk in the heavily anticipated 2012 film The Avengers.
Cassandra Peterson is an American actress best known for her on-screen horror hostess character Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. She gained fame on Los Angeles television station KHJ, wearing a black, gothic, cleavage-enhancing gown as host of Movie Macabre, a weekly horror movie presentation. Her wickedly vampish appearance is offset by her comical character, quirky/quick-witted personality, and valley girl-type speech.
Jeremy Bulloch is an English actor. He is best known for the role inside the costume of the bounty hunter Boba Fett in the original Star Wars trilogy. He has appeared in numerous British TV and film productions, including Doctor Who and Robin of Sherwood.
Vic Mignogna is a professional music composer/producer and veteran actor who received great acclaim for his portrayal of Edward Elric inFullmetal Alchemist. Most recently, Mignogna has been cast as Hikaru in Macross. He is known for such roles as Dark in D.N. Angel, Tatsu in Peacemaker, Kurz in Full Metal Panic, Broly in Dragon Ball Z, Kougaiji in Saiyuki, Mamoru in RahXephon, Hiroki in Princess Nine, Goemon in Legend of the Mystical Ninja, Shougo in Megazone 23and as Gawl in Generator Gawl. He has also done characters in Sin: The Movie,Spriggan, Gasaraki, Noir, Steel Angel Kurumi, Orphen,Excel Saga, Neon Genesis Evangelion (director's cut), A.D. Police,Aura Battler Dunbine, Rune Soldier, Neo Ranga, Yu Yu Hakusho, Gamera, Those Who Hunt Elves, Dirty Pair, All Purpose Cultural Cat Girl Nuku Nuku DASH!, Nuku Nuku TV, Saint Seiya,Kino's Journey, Angelic Layer, Gravion, Kaliedo Star, Case Closed,Kiddy Grade and many others.
The DeLorean Time Machine as seen in the film Back to the Futurewill be appearing at the Ottawa Comiccon to raise funds and awareness for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinsonâ€™s Research. The BTTF.com DeLorean Time Machine is a faithful working replica, built by husband and wife team Oliver and Terry Holler of Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, U.S.A.) to match the original. It is an extension of their enthusiasm for the Back to the Future films and features the famous â€˜Flux Capacitorâ€™ and functional time circuit displays. Their DeLorean Time Machine has toured three countries as an ambassador for the officially sanctioned web site BTTF.com, which promotes the Back to the Futureâ„¢ brand and careers of its cast and crew through various online ventures and trade show appearances. The vehicle has been featured in national publications and music videos, won numerous awards and has even appeared with many of the creators and stars from the hit movie including Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson. This replica â€˜star carâ€™ stays busy on the road, as the Hollers are members of TeamFox and use the DeLorean to raise funds and awareness for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinsonâ€™s Research. For more about Parkinsonâ€™s and the Hollerâ€™s mission, please visit http://www.ToTheFuture.org.
HEROES OF THE NORTH
Heroes of the North is an original sci-fi superhero web series that is produced in the province of Quebec. The story takes place in an alternate universe in which Canada has itâ€™s own team of superheroes. The story begins during World War II explaining how various events create a world with superheroes, before quickly moving to modern times as the Canadian Government tries to counter the efforts of a terrorist organization known as Medusa. The Canadian, Canadaâ€™s main superhero, is asked to recruit a team in Montreal to help him stop Medusaâ€™s evil plans in Quebec.
MC has been a fan of comics and Japanese animes forever. She was fascinated and inspired by the aesthetic side of some illustrations, the powerful look of those sexy and curvy female characters and their amazing costumes. Sheâ€™s been formed as a fashion designer and worked in the industry as a costumer/designer for many years before she became a glamour model 4 years ago. Pictures of her have been published in different magazines from many countries and she recently appeared in the FHM Philippines. Modeling and cosplay happened to be the perfect ways for her to unify both of her passions: costume making and personnifying her favorite characters. When sheâ€™s not working on costumes and props, MC is traveling for modeling or you may see her in various local and international conventions.
Link to Comic Con Page: http://www.ottawacomiccon.com