Perennial Emerald City Comicon favorite Wil Wheaton is returning to this year’s geek fest in Seattle. He’s the final announced official guest for ECCC but sources close to the event tell me there might be a few more big announcements in the works. Details and negotiations are still being worked on. Stay tuned.
Fan favorite Wheaton rose to fame as Wesley Crusher on “Star Trek The Next Generation” and in the movie, “Stand By Me.” He makes occasional appearances on the “The Big Bang Theory” and Felicia Day’s webicom, “The Guild.” This will be his fifth consecutive ECCC.
Wheaton joins George Takei (“Star Trek”), Christopher Lloyd (“Back to the Future,” “Taxi,” “The Addam’s Family,” “Star Trek 3 The Search for Spock”), Tia Carrere (“Wayne’s World 1 and 2,” “True Lies,” the upcoming season of “Celebrity Apprentice”), Adam Baldwin (“Chuck,” “Firefly,” “Full Metal Jacket”), Summer Glau (“The Sarah Connor Chronicles,” “Firefly”), Katee Sackhoff (“Battlestar Galactica”), Jon Bernthal (“The Walking Dead”), Laurie Holden (“The Walking Dead,” “The Shield”), Eddie McClintock (“Warehouse 13,” “Bones”), Christopher Judge (“Stargate SG-1,” “The Dark Knight Rises”) and Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy from the “Harry Potter” films, “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”).
Emerald City Comicon runs March 30-April 1 at the Washington State Convention Center.
More on Wil Wheaton from the press release:
Wil Wheaton is one of the most recognized and well-respected performers of his generation. As a child actor, he found voiceover work in the Don Bluth animated classic “The Secret of NIMH” as Martin the Mouse. After guest appearances on such television hits as “Highway to Heaven” and “St. Elsewhere,”
Wheaton landed his big break in Rob Reiner’s beloved film “Stand By Me” as Gordie. He went on to even greater fame as Wesley Crusher in the classic “Star Trek The Next Generation,” a role that spanned
several seasons as well as a cameo in the theatrical film “Star Trek Nemesis.”
Doing what few child actors are able to accomplish, Wheaton parlayed his talents into another aspect of the entertainment industry by returning to voiceover work, only this time for video games. Credits include the Grand Theft Auto and Ghost Recon series, EverQuest II and as Robin in DC Universe Online.
Animated television series work includes “Teen Titans” as Aqualad, “Ben 10: Alien Force” and “Batman: The Brave and The Bold”. In recent years, he has also returned to the small screen on such favorites
as “Eureka,” “Leverage,” the web-series “The Guild” and even as himself in CBS’ hit sitcom “The Big Bang
Wheaton also managed to reinvent himself for a whole new generation of fans as a geek icon, having one of the largest followings on the internet with his own geek weblog that he has run and maintained for years. He has also gained fame as an author, having released several books including “Dancing
Barefoot” and “Just A Geek.”