Gina Torres, ZO' Washburne, 'serenity, Firefly, Coming to Philadelphia Comic Con!

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Gina Torres, ZO' Washburne, 'serenity, Firefly, Coming to Philadelphia Comic Con!


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Gina Torres of 'serenity, Firefly Added To Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, June 1-2

ZO' Washburne Joins Fellow Crewmembers Glau, Baldwin, Staite, Other Top Celebrities At Pennsylvania Convention Center

The fans asked... and Wizard World has answered. Actress Gina Torres, who played ZO' Washburne in Firefly, and Serenity, will attend Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, joining fellow cast members Summer Glau, Adam Baldwin, and Jewel Staite at the event, set for May 30 June 2 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Torres, a New York native, made her TV debut on One Live to Live, and later played Jasmine in the series Angel before landing the strong role as the First Officer ZO'. She also appeared in The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix: Revolutions and the 2006 political thriller Five Fingers. Torres won the 2001 ALMA Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Syndicated Drama Series for Cleopatra 2525 and has done voice work including Vixen on the Cartoon Network's Justice League Unlimited, Airachnid on Transformers: Prime and Niobe in the computer game The Matrix Online.

Torres, who has also had roles in Xena, Hercules and Alias, has been married to veteran actor Laurence Fishburne since 2002.

At Philadelphia Comic Con, Torres will greet fans, sign autographs, pose for photo ops (solo and with fellow crewmembers) and take part in a Q&A panel with other Serenity stars.

Other headliners attending include William Shatner ('star Trek, Boston Legal), Eisner Award Hall of Famer Stan Lee, The Walking Dead trio of Michael Rooker, Norman Reedus and Jon Bernthal, Manu Bennett (Arrow, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey), Torchwood and Zero Dark Thirty star John Barrowman and WWE Superstars John Cena and Daniel Bryan. Philadelphia Comic Con is the third in the 2013 series produced by Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) and will also feature a top-drawer collection of well-known artists and writers and a variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions.

Superstar comics creators scheduled to attend include Salvador Larroca (Avengers vs. X-Men, Captain America), Leinil Yu (Hulk, Fantastic Four), Bob Layton (Iron Man, Uncanny X-Men; Avengers), Yildiray Cinar (The Fury of Firestorm, LoSH) and Barry Kitson (Thor, 'spider-Man).

Additionally, all full price attendees will receive a free copy of the Exclusive Variant Cover of The Walking Dead #1 comic, available only at Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con.

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., Sunday, June 2, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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