Matt Smith, Karen Gillan To Pair For Reunion Panel At Rosemont Theatre, August 24, During Wizard World Chicago Comic Con
‘Eleventh Doctor’ In ‘Doctor Who’ Series, ‘Amy Pond’ Actress To Host Special, 60-Minute Interactive Q&A Session
Matt Smith, who recently completed an acclaimed four-year run as the 11th incarnation of the Doctor in the landmark British television series “Doctor Who,” and Karen Gillan, who portrayed “Amy Pond,” will pair up for a rare reunion Q&A panel, Sunday, August 24, at 10 a.m. at Rosemont Theatre (5400 N. River Rd.). “Wizard World Presents: Matt Smith & Karen Gillan Reunion Panel” is a separately ticketed event; attendees need not be Wizard World Chicago Comic Con ticketholders, but “Doctor Who” VIP and Matt Smith VIP attendees are admitted free with prime seating to this unique event.
Pricing for the special, 60-minute session (plus 15 minute intermission) starts at $25. All ticket buyers receive a limited-edition lithograph exclusive to this event.
Smith began his acting career on stage, appearing in various popular London theatrical performances before landing the coveted role in “Doctor Who” in 2010. He received a BAFTA Award nomination in 2011 and his final episode, on Christmas Day 2013, was BBC America’s largest audience ever, attesting to both the popularity of the series in America and Smith’s success in the role.
The former model Gillan appeared in Series 5-7 of “Doctor Who,” beginning in 2010, as the new companion to the Smith. The Inverness, Scotland, native has added numerous theater roles, starred in the film Not Another Happy Ending last year, is a regular on Adult Swim’s “NTSF:SD:SUV” and portrays the mercenary “Nebula” in the upcoming blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy.
In addition to conducting the “Wizard World Presents: Matt Smith & Karen Gillan Reunion Panel,” both celebrities will be on site at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center for Wizard World Chicago Comic Con. Smith will appear on Saturday and Sunday, August 23-24, while Gillan will appear all day Saturday. Both will greet fans, sign autographs, and pose for photo ops during the 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 Chicago Comic Con show hours are Thursday, August 21, 3-8 p.m.; Friday, August 22, noon-7 p.m.; Saturday, August 23, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, August 24, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
For more on the 2014 Wizard World Chicago Comic Con, visit www.wizardworld.com/home-ch.html