Hey folks, Marcey here giving you a big convention update! Oz Comic Con have scored a big name for their Adelaide event and a special Sydney event, non other than Sherlock himself Benedict Cumberbatch!
So how can you see this extraordinary actor? Well check out the official press release below for dates and details along with links to where you can secure tickets! The press release also reveal which other names will be heading to the event!
Remember you can see our previous convention coverage of Oz Comic Con and other events right HERE!
We Believe in Sherlock
British mega-star Benedict Cumberbatch to appear at Oz Comic-Con Adelaide and headline two exclusive shows in Sydney!
SYDNEY, March 7, 2014: Sherlockians, Tolkenists, Trekkies, film buffs and theatre aficionados take note – today is the day that fandoms unite, with news that Benedict Cumberbatch is set to join the fun at Oz Comic-Con Adelaide and appear at two exclusive Oz Comic-Con Q&A events in Sydney. He’s an award winning thespian, a star of the big and small screen and a man with an epic online following of devoted fans, and he will be coming to Australia thanks to Oz Comic-Con!
Best known for his role in the world-wide hit television show Sherlock, where he brings to life the brilliant and idiosyncratic consulting detective, Cumberbatch has also taken on the iconic role of the dragon Smaug, through voice and motion-capture, in Peter Jackson’sThe Hobbit trilogy and the superhuman villain in J.J Abrams’ blockbuster movie Star Trek Into Darkness. With roles in the Oscar winning 12 Years a Slave and the critically acclaimed August: Osage County, Cumberbatch has cemented his place on the new Hollywood A-list. Beyond his film and television work, Cumberbatch has appeared on stage numerous times, including an award-winning stint as both Victor Frankenstein and his creature in the Royal National Theatre production of Frankenstein.
Cumberbatch will be at Oz Comic-Con Adelaide on April 5-6 to meet with fans and answer questions during special moderated panels. Professional photograph and autograph opportunities with the actor will also be available. Joining Cumberbatch at the Adelaide Oz Comic-Con shows will be a huge line-up of film, TV, voice actor, comic book and publishing guests including Doctor Who star Billie Piper, Tim Rose (Admiral Ackbar from Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi), Shannen Doherty from Beverly Hills 90210 and Charmed and her Charmed co-stars Holly Marie Combs and Brian Krause.
Following his appearance at Oz Comic-Con Adelaide, Cumberbatch will travel from coast to coast to headline two intimate Oz Comic-Con events in Sydney on April 12-13. The two shows will feature the talented Brit live on stage for a moderated Q&A, where he will share stories about his work and audience members will have the chance to ask the star questions! There will also be autograph and professional photograph opportunities for ticket holders.
Tickets to Oz Comic-Con Adelaide are on sale now through the Oz Comic-Con website (www.ozcomiccon.com), along with tickets to Oz Comic-Con Perth, which is being held on March 29-30 at the Perth Exhibition Centre. Tickets to Oz Comic-Con Perth and Adelaide that are pre-purchased online will have a discounted price from tickets that will be on sale at the door. Plus, every pre-purchased ticket to the Perth and Adelaide shows has the added bonus of automatically entering the buyer into the draw to win an unforgettable trip for two to New York Comic Con, including flights, six nights accommodation in New York City, and a four day VIP pass. Speciality Cumberbatch tickets for Oz Comic-Con Adelaide and tickets to the two exclusive Sydney events featuring Cumberbatch will go on saleon Monday morning, also through www.ozcomiccon.com.
Upcoming Oz Comic-Con dates are:
Perth – March 29-30 at the Perth Exhibition Centre
Adelaide – April 5-6 at the Adelaide Showgrounds
Sydney events with Benedict Cumberbatch: April 12-13 at the Science Theatre at the University of NSW
Please visit www.ozcomiccon.com for further details and to pre-purchase tickets to all shows.