Having lived in Texas all but one year of my life, I feel slightly ashamed that I have never attended any of the many Comic Conventions that take place in this great state every year…. yet I have attended San Diego Comic-Con, New York Comic Con, Emerald City Comic Con, Star Wars Celebration and D23. That will change this weekend when I attend Wizard World Austin! While I am a little bummed I won’t get a glance at Mr. Lisa Bonet, Jason Momoa, since he’s cancelled his appearance, there are still plenty of things I am looking forward to!
Here are the top 5 celebrity haps going down at Wizard World Austin.
1. Smallville Reunion
While there have already been mini reunions at conventions over the previous months, I’m particularly excited about this one due to the announcement by the CW of the Crisis on Infinite Earths Crossover taking place over all the DCTV shows.Tom Welling and Erica Durance will be reprising their roles as Clark Kent and Lois Lane one more time! Did I forget to mention that Michael Rosenbaum (Lex Luthor), John Glover (Lionel Luther), Kristen Kreuk (Lana Lang) and Laura Vandervoort (Kara Zor-El) will be there too? Sign me up for this panel!
2. Cary Elwes
Since The Princess Bride is one of my top 10 favorite movies of all time, hearing Elwes talk about the making of it makes my inner child filled with glee!
3. Henry Winkler
We’ve all heard the term “jumping the shark” and we have Winkler to blame , or thank, for that term. Actually, it’s The Fonz from Happy Days we have to thank for that.
4. Thomas Ian Nicholas
How was the child actor from Rookie of the Year able to work with Gary Busey, go on to be in the American Pie franchise, AND portray Walt Disney? That’s what I intend to speak to Thomas Ian Nicholas about.
5. Claudia Wells
Who is Claudia Wells, you ask? She played Jennifer Parker in Back to the Future before being recast with Elizabeth Shue. And then she pretty much took a 25 year acting hiatus after BTTF.