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The fans asked… and Wizard World has answered. Actress Gina Torres, who played “Zoë 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 “Zoë.” 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.

For more on the 2013 Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, visit

About Wizard World:
Wizard World produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking. The events often feature celebrities from movies and TV, artists and writers, and events such as premieres, gaming tournaments, panels, and costume contests.

The full event schedule can be found at

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May 30 – June 2 – Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con
June 28-30 – Wizard World New York City Experience
August 8-11 – Wizard World Chicago Comic Con
September 20-22 – Wizard World Ohio Comic Con
October 18-20 – Wizard World Nashville Comic Con
November 22-24 – Wizard World Austin Comic Con
January 24-26, 2014 – Wizard World Portland Comic Con
February 7-9, 2014 – Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con
April 4-6, 2014 – Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con

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