The guest list for the 2011 Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) is starting to take shape with “The Walking Dead”‘s Jon Bernthal and Laurie Holden confirmed along with Mark Sheppard of “Supernatural” and his “Battlestar Galactica” co-star Tahmoh Penikett.
From the Press Release:
The annual C2E2 pop culture convention takes place March 18–20, 2011, at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago. These accomplished actors join previously announced writers, artists, and creators including Brian Michael Bendis, China Miéville, Paul Cornell, and Scott Snyder, among others, in representing the depth and breadth of the pop culture universe.
Programming officials at C2E2 note that a major objective at this year’s show has been to diversify the range of talent participating in the convention. Mr. Bernthal, who is best known for his role on the AMC series “The Walking Dead”, studied at The School of Moscow Art Theatre where he was later discovered by the director of Harvard University’s Institute for Advanced Theatre Training; a human rights advocate, Ms. Holden has numerous theater and screen credits and is also currently playing a role in AMC’s “The Walking Dead”; Mr. Sheppard is an accomplished musician as well as successful actor; and Tahmoh Penikett has starred in numerous TV and film productions, including Joss Whedon’s “Dollhouse”. Despite their varied backgrounds, interests and accomplishments, all the guests at C2E2 have contributed significantly to the growth and evolution of pop culture in recent years.
“The talent that we are lining up for C2E2 is representative of the huge influence of pop culture in our world today,” notes Lance Fensterman, Group Vice President for ReedPOP and Show Manager for C2E2. “Our show is a dynamic meeting ground for talent and fans from all walks of life who all share a common sensibility. Jon Bernthal, Laurie Holden, Mark Sheppard and Tahmoh Penikett are at the very top of their game and they are well known in the pop culture universe as well as beyond. We are extremely grateful to them for their participation in our show and I know that there are many fans who will also be very grateful to have this chance to meet them in person!”
Tickets for the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), which is organized by ReedPOP (who also put on the New York Comic Con), are now available via the C2E2 website. Further information about all ReedPOP shows and activity is available through Lance Fensterman’s blog.
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