Emerald City Comicon, the annual pop culture extravaganza, promises to keep getting bigger and better. Today they are making it so with the announcement of Patrick Stewart as one of the headlining guests for 2013.
Stewart played the role of Captain Jean-Luc Picard in the 1980s-90s reboot of “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” More recently he played the role of Dr. Charles Xavier in the “X-Men” films.
The English actor has performed Shakespeare on Broadway and in London. He’s taken comedic turns in “Jeffrey” and poked fun at his own image in Ricky Gervais’s brilliant satire on fame, “Extras.”
Stewart had a long career on stage, British TV and film before landing the role of Picard which shot him to everlasting pop culture stardom.
He lends his unmistakable English-accented baritone to a number of voice-over projects ranging from “Star Trek” video games to animation features including “Family Guy” and “Gnomeo and Juliet.” He’s currently in theaters as the narrator in “Ted.”
This year’s ECCC sold out. So for 2013 organizers are expanding floor space and taking over the entire Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. They are also moving the date to earlier in the year: March 1-3. Stewart will appear on Saturday and Sunday.
Also attending ECCC 2013 is comic book artist and writer Mike Mignola, the creator of the popular comic and theatrical film series “Hellboy.”
Tickets for ECCC go on sale Sept. 5. Find more information at: www.emeraldcitycomicon.com