Over the weekend Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Patrick Stewart attended Wizard World’s Chicago Comic Con and at the event he was asked to sort of officiate over a marriage proposal. Video of the romantic moment has gone viral in a big way. Check it out below. We also have more from Wizard World Chicago.
Patrick Stewart ‘Engages’ Couple at Wizard World
While much of the Star Trek focus for the weekend was at the Las Vegas Creation con, Wizard World Chicago had about 70,000 attendees and some of its own Star Trek content, including Sir Patrick Stewart. A great moment occurred when a fan proposed to his girlfriend in front of Patrick Stewart, who after applauding the duo along with the crowd, didn’t miss a beat saying “Engaged!” which delighted the audience. Here is the video.
More from Chicago Wizard World 2011
Sir Patrick Stewart, Levar Burton, Daniel Stewart
Sir Patrick Stewart and Levar Burton made a rare Chicago appearance at Wizard World, along with Sir Patrick Stewart’s son and “Inner Light” co star Daniel Stewart who returned for his second Wizard World con. Unlike some other guests, the trio were on time everyday for their signing events showing a professionalism and concern for waiting fans that others could emulate, and took a few moments with each fan to chat and say hello. For example, Patrick Stewart chatted with our son Nicky who in addition to Star Trek enjoys whale documentaries that Stewart has narrated. Another great moment occurred when a fan proposed to his girlfriend in front of Patrick Stewart, who after applauding the duo along with the crowd, didn’t miss a beat saying “Engaged!” which delighted the audience. Daniel Stewart was equally nice to all the fans.
Here is video for part of the Stewarts at Wizard World (via Wizard World).
LeVar Burton got a special treat when a fan asked him to sign his action figure from Captain Planet which he had not seen before. A great moment for us occurred when we completed obtaining a signature of all the main cast on an 8×10 and Levar rang a bell for us to commemorate. Burton twitted fun pictures of him and his former captain on the town.
All three stars also held panel discussions which were packed with fans. Stewart was incredibly funny, sharing stories about how Star Trek: The Next Generation fellow actors taught him about having a sense of humor.
Star Trek III:The Search for Spock villain Christopher Lloyd was also in attendance. He had a steady line of autograph seekers and his photo op included the option of taking a picture with him and the Back to the Future DeLorean.
Here is partial video from LLoyd’s panel.
Anthony Michael Hall
Most people recognize Anthony Michael Hall from his John Hughes movies, especially The Breakfast Club. Sci-Fi fans, however, know that Hall also starred in Edward Scissorhands, No Ordinary Family, Batman: The Dark Knight, and The Dead Zone. During his panel, the actor, who was exceptionally fan friendly and a very kind man, praised Michael Piller and writer Michael Taylor many times for their work on The Dead Zone. He also mentioned their work on Star Trek and the role that Piller played co-creating Deep Space Nine and Voyager.
Here is some official Wizard World video with Hall.
We have been attending Wizard World for more than 25 years, back when it was called Chicago Comic Con as some continue to refer it to as it today. We have never seen as many Star Trek costumes as this year, showing the resurgence of Star Trek. While not the complete Star Trek experience of a Creation Convention, Wizard World provided fans unable to get to Las Vegas a weekend of Star Trek fun.
Star Trek Las Vegas Reports coming soon
For those awaiting the full reports from Star Trek Las Vegas, Anthony’s tech issues have been resolved and those reports will start coming today with pictures and more.