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Hollywood Coming to Penn College for Wildcat Comic Con in April


Walter KoenigPreparations continue for the debut of Wildcat Comic Con at Pennsylvania College of Technology, and the list of special guest speakers has grown to include actors, a film producer and an award-winning special effects designer.

Actor Walter Koenig, who portrayed Lt. Pavel Chekov in the groundbreaking sci-fi TV series “Star Trek,” and who reprised his role in the blockbuster movie franchise, is coming to Wildcat Comic Con to talk about his days on board the USS Enterprise and about his graphic novel, “Things to Come,” to be published in June.

Tom Woodruff Jr.He will be joined by Williamsport’s own Oscar-winning character designer Tom Woodruff Jr., whose works have been featured in such major films as “Aliens,” “Tremors,” “Starship Troopers” and “Spider-Man.” A graduate of Loyalsock Township High School, Woodruff won an Academy Award for his work on “Death Becomes Her,” starring Meryl Streep.

Actor, film producer and author Frank Beddor also will attend Wildcat Comic Con to talk about the world of the comics medium. He found his first major success in Hollywood as a producer for the hit movie “There’s Something About Mary,” starring Cameron Diaz and Ben Stiller. Beddor is also an author and co-creator of the Lewis Carroll-inspired “Looking Glass Wars” and “Hatter M” book series that began publishing in 2006.

Frank BeddorWildcat Comic Con will feature more than 50 speakers from a wide range of professions in the film, comics publishing and video gaming industries, as well as educational professionals who are gathering to talk about the incredible connection those careers have to American culture.

The speakers will be joined by fans and enthusiasts for two days of celebration on Penn College’s main campus in Williamsport. Children’s programming has recently been added to the schedule, and organizers are offering March Madness discounts on ticket prices and vendor rates.

To learn more about the convention and to purchase tickets, visit online .

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Wildcat Comic Con (April 13-14)

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