William Shatner (Star Trek, T.J. Hooker), Lauren Cohan (The Walking Dead, The Vampire Diaries), Kane and The Bella Twins of the WWE, Evan Peters (X-Men: Days of Future Past, American Horror Story), Eliza Dushku (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel), Shannen Doherty, Holly Marie Combs and Brian Krause (Charmed), and Alan Tudyk (Firefly, 42) are among the celebrities scheduled to attend Wizard World Nashville Comic Con, Sept. 26–28 at the Music City Center. It is the 12th of 16 events in the 2014 series produced by Wizard World, Inc. and will also feature a top-drawer collection of well-known comic-book artists and writers and a variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions.
Shatner will appear on Friday, Sept. 26 only; The WWE stars will attend on Saturday, Sept. 27 only. Krause will appear all three days. The others are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday.
Wizard World Nashville Comic Con will also be the scene of a reunion of six cast members from Star Trek: The Next Generation, as Jonathan Frakes (Commander William T. Riker), Levar Burton (Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge), Michael Dorn (Lieutenant Worf), Marina Sirtis (Counselor Deanna Troi), Brent Spiner (Lt. Commander Data) and Gates McFadden (Dr. Beverly Crusher) relive the memories of the program’s seven-year run.
Superstar comic creators scheduled to attend include Ron Garney (Thor, Uncanny X-Force), Ethan Van Sciver (Green Lantern, Flash), Phil Ortiz (The Simpsons, Muppet Babies), Arthur Suydam (Marvel Zombies, Army of Darkness), Michael Golden (Spider-Man, Hulk), Greg Horn (Walt Disney, Guardians of the Galaxy), Rob Prior (Heavy Metal, Spawn the Impaler), Tom Raney (AVX: Consequences, Avengers Academy) and many others.
Other notable celebrities on the Wizard World Nashville Comic Con roster include Manu Bennett (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Arrow), Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings, Rudy), Jamie Bamber and Michael Trucco (Battlestar Galactica), Jon Bernthal and Michael Rooker of The Walking Dead, Lou Ferrigno (The Incredible Hulk, King of Queens), Jason David Frank (Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers) and Jenna Busch (Cocktails With Stan).
Additionally, the first 3,000 VIP attendees at Wizard World Nashville Comic Con will receive a copy of the exclusive variant cover of God of Thunder #25, drawn by Raney.
Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, comics, toys, video gaming, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Wizard World Nashville Comic Con show hours are Friday, Sept. 26, 3–8 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 27, 10 a.m.–7 p.m.; and Sunday, Sept. 28, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
A first-class lineup of topical programming takes place all three days at the event, with celebrity Q&As, the Wizard World Film Festival, comics-themed sessions, costume contest, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Sunday is also Kids Day, with an array of activities and programming specially designed for the younger Wizard World fans.
Wizard World Nashville Comic Con is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans garbed as every imaginable character, and some never before dreamed, will roam the convention floor.