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Press Release: Mary McDonnell, Two Time Academy Award Nominee, To Appear @ Big Apple Comic Con

20 August 2010 by

Film and television star Mary McDonnell, who has been nominated twice for Oscars, twice for Golden Globs and once for an Emmy, will be a special guest at Wizard World Big Apple Comic Con, October 1-3, at Penn Plaza Pavilion in New York. The extremely versatile actress also won a Saturn Award from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA for her work on “Battlestar Galactica.”

McDonnell earned her first Oscar nomination in 1991 for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Dances with Wolves alongside Kevin Costner. Two years later, she was nominated as Best Actress in a Leading Role for her portrayal of “May-Alice Culhane” in John Sayles’ Passion Fish.

McDonnell has also had roles in films like Independence Day and Blue Chips and successful series such as “E.R.” and “The Closer,” following an extensive theatre acting career.

“Earning two Oscar nominations is a rare, significant accomplishment,” said Gareb Shamus, Wizard World CEO. “With her work on such varied major roles in blockbuster films and popular series like BSG, Mary McDonnell has a huge following and we’re thrilled that she will be attending Big Apple Comic Con.”

McDonnell joins stars such as Lee Majors, Adam West, Mickey Rooney, Julia Jones and the “Brady Brothers,” Barry Williams, Christopher Knight and Mike Lookinland who are schedule to attend the convention.

Join tens of thousands of fellow fans as they converge in New York City at Big Apple Comic Con, October 1-2-3, 2010 to celebrate the best in pop culture. New York City’s Big Apple Comic-Con brings it all – Movies, Comics, Toys, Video Gaming, Games, TV, Anime, Manga, Horror, Wrestling, MMA, Original Art, Collectibles & More! This is New York’s longest running and most widely attended Comic Con! Come see us at our new home at Penn Plaza Pavilion, 401 Seventh Avenue at 33rd St. in Manhattan! We are just steps away from Penn Station! This is the most anticipated move of 2010!

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