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Jon Bernthal of “The Walking Dead” on why he hates zombies

Emerald City Comicon starts today. There’s just too much going on there to list it all here. Read my interview with AMC’s “The Walking Dead” actor Jon Bernthal here. We talk about what it was like to film his final scene, his new projects, his misguided youth and why he hates zombies in real life.

Yesterday, we posted my interview with George Takei.

They are just two of the many media celebrities attending ECCC this weekend in Seattle. I’ll have more posts coming. Stay tuned.


George Takei leads star-studded roster at Emerald City Comicon

It all starts tomorrow: Three days of pop culture fandemonium at Emerald City Comicon.

Read my interview with George Takei here.

Tomorrow, we’ll publish an interview with Jon Bernthal of AMC’s “The Walking Dead.”

All weekend I’ll be blogging from ECCC and on Sunday I’ll interview James and Oliver Phelps on stage at 1 p.m. They’re the Weasley twins from the “Harry Potter” films.

In addition to Takei, Bernthal and the Phelps men other media stars include “Battlestar Galatica’s” Edward James Olmos and “Game of Thrones’ ” Jason Momoa. Most will be speaking at fan panels, signing autographs

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Jason Momoa replaces Katee Sackhoff at Emerald City Comicon

UPDATE: Read what Jason Momoa had to say about “Game of Thrones” and his acting career at last weekend’s Emerald City Comicon.

“Game of Thrones” and “Conan the Barbarian” star Jason Momoa is the latest celebrity guest announced for next week’s Emerald City Comicon in Seattle.

Momoa is replacing Katee Sackhoff (“Battlestar Galactica”) who had to cancel her appearance at ECCC due to filming conflicts with her latest movie, “Chronicles of Riddick 3.”

Momoa, who rose to fame on “Baywatch” and later starred in “Stargate: Atlantis,” will now be appearing all weekend.

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George Takei is latest guest at Emerald City Comicon

He’s best known for playing “Sulu” on the original “Star Trek” and now George Takei is coming to Emerald City Comicon.

Like his other surviving “Trek” co-stars Takei has stayed busy. He had a recurring role on “Heroes” and is a frequent guest on “The Howard Stern Show.” He seems to pop up everywhere from commercials to a recent episode of “Psych.” Takei has also been a mover on the social front. He publicly announced being gay in 2005.

Emerald City Comicon runs March 30-April 1 at the Washington State Convention Center. Disney comic artist/writer Don Rosa was also announced as a guest last week.

Though Takei’s role in moving society forward has recently been centered around his sexual orientation it was his race where he first began to break long held stereotypes. Whether you’re a “Trek” fan or not it can’t be denied that the series presented ethnic actors in roles that American society had rarely seen before: equals among their white actors.
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