Philadelphia, PA (PressExposure) March 07, 2013 -- Nathan Fillion, star of the hit ABC-TV series "Castle" and well-known to fans for his iconic roles in the series "Firefly" and film Serenity, will make his first Wizard World appearance at Philadelphia Comic Con on Saturday and Sunday, June 1-2, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
The Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, native portrayed "Captain Malcolm Reynolds" in "Firefly" and its continuation Serenity, vaulting him into the spotlight. After a few other well-received appearances, the Emmy Award nominee landed the title role in the hugely popular "Castle," as the quirky writer "Richard Castle," who helps New York detective "Kate Beckett" (Stana Katic) solve crimes. Fillion will also appear in the feature film Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, due out this summer.
Fillion will meet Wizard World fans, pose for photo ops, sign autographs and conduct an interactive Q&A at Philadelphia Comic Con. He will join comics legend Stan Lee, Summer Glau (Serenity, "Firefly"), William Shatner ("Star Trek," "Boston Legal"), WWE Superstars John Cena and Daniel Bryan, "The Walking Dead" duo of Michael Rooker and Norman Reedus, and Manu Bennett ("Arrow," The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, "Spartacus: Vengeance") as headliners scheduled at the event, held May 30 - June 2.
Fans will also be able to purchase "Nathan Fillion VIP" tickets, for the full experience including photos, autographs and reserved seating at the Fillion programming panel, sure to be an extremely popular event.
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 Philadelphia Comic Con show hours are Thursday, May 30, 3-8 p.m.; Friday, May 31, noon - 7 p.m.; Saturday, June 1, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.; and Sunday, June 2, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
For more on the 2013 Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, visit [http://www.wizardworld.com/home-pa.html].