New York, NY (PressExposure) May 06, 2011 -- Stars James Marsters, Tom Felton, Morena Baccarin and Kristanna Loken headline the field of celebrities scheduled to attend Wizard World Big Apple Comic Con 'Spring Edition,' part of North America's largest pop-culture tour, Saturday and Sunday, May 21-22, at the Penn Plaza Pavilion in Manhattan.
The event, the largest and longest-running Comic Con in New York, will bring together thousands of fans of all ages and plenty of celebrities and industry professionals to celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, comics, toys, video gaming, television, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more.
Marsters, who played "Spike" on "Buffy: The Vampire Slayer," has proven to be one of the most popular guests at Wizard World Comic Con events. Felton, best known for playing the role of "Draco Malfoy" in the HARRY POTTER film series, and Baccarin, who starred as "Inara Serra" in the sci-fi television series "Firefly," "Adria" in "Stargate SG-1," and as "Anna" in "V," will both be making their first appearances at a Wizard World show. Loken, whose credits include TERMINATOR 3, "Painkiller Jane," and "The L Word," has also been well-received at previous Comic Cons.
Other celebrities setto be on hand include Tony Award winner Dan Fogler ("Balls of Fury," "Good Luck Chuck"), Christy Carlson Romano ("Kim Possible," "Beauty and the Beast" [Belle]), Bonnie Piesse (STAR WARS: EPISODE III - REVENGE OF THE SITH, STAR WARS: EPISODE II - ATTACK OF THE CLONES), "Raab Himself" (("Jackass," "Viva La Bam"), Chandler Riggs ("The Walking Dead") and Rikishi (WWE, TNA wrestling).
Children and adult attendees are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite villain, superhero or pop culture personality for the chance to win special prizes in costume contests. Event-goers may also try their hand interactive product exhibits and shop for collectible comics, movie and television memorabilia, toys and games at more than 200 dealer booths.
Special events at Big Apple Comic Con include the TCG Gaming tournament, professional photo opportunities (Photo Ops) with celebrities and others to be announced.
The Penn Plaza Pavilion is located at 401 Seventh Avenue at 33rd St., in the historic Hotel Pennsylvania. Big Apple Comic Con Spring Edition is the fifth stop on Wizard World's 13-city 2011 North American tour. Hours are Saturday, May 21, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.; and Sunday, May 22, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tickets are available in advance online at [http://www.wizardworld.com/newyorkcity.html] at up to a 15% savings over tickets purchased at the door. Advance adult single-day tickets are $20; two-day weekend tickets are $35, and tickets are free for children age 10 and under when accompanied by a paid adult (limit two children per adult). VIP packages with special entry and exclusive items are also available.