From a press release
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 12, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire via COMTEX/ -- WonderCon, Northern California's largest comic book and popular arts convention today announced additional special guests for the February 22-24, 2008 convention to be held in San Francisco.
"It's a pretty spectacular line-up," said David Glanzer, spokesperson for the non-profit event. "Hollywood is very familiar with our sister show Comic-Con in San Diego, and they know we have a long history of being able to deliver audiences for their presentations. Besides having the very best in comics guests and programming, Hollywood has really taken notice and made WonderCon a must attend event."
With comics guests such as Sergio Aragones, Kurt Busiek, Mike Choi, Becky Cloonan, Darwyn Cooke, Terry Dodson, Mark Evanier, Jim Lee, Steve Leialoha, David Mack, Terry Moore, Noel Neill, Tim Sale, J. Michael Straczynski, Ben Templesmith, Bruce Timm, Herb Trimpe, Bill Willingham, and Brian Wood, WonderCon features some of the biggest names and most popular creators in the comic book world.
Hollywood is set to make a big splash as they bring several high profile films and television series to WonderCon with sneak peeks and special guests. Scheduled to appear are stars Kristen Bell and Jason Segel (Forgetting Sarah Marshall); Brendan Fraser (Journey To The Center Of The Earth 3D); Steve Carell and Anne Hathaway (Get Smart); Jon Favreau, director of Iron Man; Andrew Stanton, director of WALL*E; and Chris Carter and Frank Spotnitz along with stars Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny of the new X-Files movie. Anderson and Duchovny are making their first-ever joint convention appearance at WonderCon. From television, stars Ashley Scott and Lennie James (CBS' Jericho) and Thomas Dekker and Summer Glau (Fox's Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) come to WonderCon to talk about their respective hit series.
Add to that the exclusive world premiere screening of the animated Justice League: The New Frontier, and the first screening of the American DVD version of Appleseed: Ex Machina, and it's no surprise that WonderCon is one of the most eagerly anticipated shows on the comic convention circuit.
WonderCon will be held Friday though Sunday, February 22-24 2008 as Moscone Center South, 747 Howard Street, in downtown San Francisco. For additional information please visit www.comic-con.org and click the WonderCon icon.
WonderCon is operated by Comic-Con International, a non-profit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular art forms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture.
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