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Gen Con Announces First Media Guest of Honor
Wil Wheaton Confirmed for Gen Con Indy 2012
INDIANAPOLIS (June 28, 2012) – Gen Con LLC has announced Wil Wheaton as its first of three Media Guests of Honor. Consistently Gen Con’s most requested media personality, Wheaton is known widely as a champion of geek culture. Wheaton will sign autographs Thursday through Saturday, August 16-18 at the Autograph Area of the Exhibit Hall at Gen Con Indy 2012. Gen Con will announce its two remaining Gen Con Indy 2012 Media Guests of Honor in the next two weeks.
First entering the spotlight as a film and television actor, Wheaton had prominent roles in the films Stand by Me and Toy Soldiers. However, he endeared himself to the geek community as Wesley Crusher on the popular Star Trek: The Next Generation, and following his run on Star Trek, has championed many important initiatives for the geek community. Active in blogging and social media, in 2009, Wheaton was named by Forbes as the 14th most influential web celebrity.
Splitting his time between acting and writing, Wheaton currently recurs as Doctor Isaac Parrish on SyFy’s hit series Eureka, as computer hacker Chaos on TNT’s Leverage, and as a “delightfully evil version” of himself on CBS’s The Big Bang Theory. He has recently appeared as serial killer ‘Floyd Hansen’ on Criminal Minds, comic book publisher ‘Miles Sklar’ on NUMB3RS, as the voice of ‘Ted Kord, the Silver Age Blue Beetle’, on Batman: The Brave and the Bold, and as Axis of Anarchy leader Fawkes in Felicia Day’s smash hit web series The Guild.