‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ Stars Brent Spiner, Marina Sirtis, Denise Crosby Added To Wizard World Comic Con Boise, July 13-15
June 21, 2018

‘Lt. Commander Data,’ ‘Counselor Deanna Troi,’ ‘Lt. Tasha Yar’ To Appear At Inaugural Event, Join William Shatner from Original ‘Star Trek’ At Boise Centre West


marina_sirtis-333.pngBOISE, Idaho, June 21, 2018 – Three of the stars of the iconic “Star Trek: The Next Generation” series reunite next month as Brent Spiner, Marina Sirtis and Denise Crosby of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” have been added to the celebrity roster at the inaugural Wizard World Comic Con Boise, July 13-15 at the Boise Centre. The trio, always popular hits at Wizard World conventions, will greet fans, sign autographs, pose for solo, dual and triple photo ops and conduct interactive Q&A panels, discussing their “Star Trek” franchise experiences and their careers at large.


Spiner, who portrayed “Lt. Commander Data,” Sirtis (“Counselor Deanna Troi”) and Crosby (“Lt. Tasha Yar”) will appear all three days of the event. They will be joined by William Shatner, headliner of the original “Star Trek” series, who will attend on Sunday, as previously announced.


Spiner, who has portrayed the android with superhuman abilities for 15 years in the TV series and subsequent feature films based on the Next Generation iteration of the franchise, has nearly 100 films and TV appearances to his credit. Some of his more notable roles have come in hits like Independence Day (and, 20 years later, the 2016 sequel, Resurgence), “Warehouse 13,” “Fresh Hell” and “Threshold.”


Sirtis, born in London to Greek parents, has appeared in nearly as many shows and movies and dozens of top-level theatrical productions. After roles in Death Wish III opposite Charles Bronson, and Blind Date with Bruce Willis, Sirtis broke through with her “TNG” role. She continues to work at a prolific pace, with six appearances last year and at least five set for 2018 and beyond.


Crosby has been a fixture on screen since the early 1980s, with roles on numerous hit TV shows like and films preceding “TNG.”  Her nearly 100 credits include a recent recurring role in the SHOWTIME series “Ray Donovan” and spots on “Castle,” “The Walking Dead,” “Mad Men” and many others.


They join a Wizard World Comic Con Boise field that already includes Ron Perlman ( Hellboy, “Sons of Anarchy,” Jewel Staite (“Firefly,” “Stargate” Atlantis”), Sean Maher and David Krumholtz (“Firefly,” Serenity), the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” duo of James Marsters (“Smallville”) and Charisma Carpenter (“Angel”), Jason David Frank (“Mighty Morphin Power Rangers”),Samantha Newark (“Jem and the Holograms) and Thomas Ian Nicholas (Rookie of the Year, American Pie).


Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. The eighth event scheduled on the 2018 Wizard World calendar, Boise show hours are Friday, July 13, 4-9 p.m.; Saturday, July 14, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, July 15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Kids 10 and under are admitted free with paid adult.


Wizard World Comic Con Boise is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed – will roam the convention floor and participate in the famed Wizard World Costume Contest on Saturday evening.


For more on the 2018 Wizard World Boise, visit http://wizd.me/BoisePR .


About Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD)

Wizard World, Inc. (www.wizardworld.com ) produces comic, gaming and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, tech, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming and entertainment takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A’s, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Wizard World has also teamed with Sony Pictures Entertainment to find the next generation of movies as well as to engage in a number of strategic initiatives. Additional initiatives may include an augmented touring schedule of Wizard World shows, fixed-site installations, curated e-commerce, and the production and distribution of content both in the U.S. and internationally. Fans can interact with Wizard World at www.wizardworld.com and on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media services.


The 2018 Wizard World convention schedule is available at: http://www.wizardworld.com/comiccon .

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Time.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, CNN.com, AssociatedPress.com Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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