Emerald City Comicon Welcomes Star Wars Carrie Fisher and Peter Mayhew from A Galaxy Far Far Away

Oct 19, 2016 11:00 PM

The force is strong with these entertainment guests! The original Princess Leia and the one and only Chewbacca join Emerald City Comicon for an out of this world weekend. Carrie Fisher and Peter Mayhew will be signing autographs and taking photos with Fans throughout ECCC weekend. Climb on board the Millennium Falcon and make your way to Seattle for an unforgettable Star Wars experience.

Carrie Fisher will be at Emerald City ComiconCarrie Fisher

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Carrie Fisher (Story), actress, writer, and daughter of Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, made her film debut in Shampoo and became a cultural icon playing Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy. She starred in such hits as When Harry Met Sally, Hannah and Her Sisters, and The Blues Brothers. Her television credits include Laverne & Shirley” and “Sex and the City,” and her appearance in “30 Rock” was Emmy Award-nominated. Fisher’s bestselling novel, Postcards from the Edge, netted her the Los Angeles PEN Literary Award for Best First Novel, and her Postcards screenplay for the Oscar-nominated film starred Shirley MacLaine and Meryl Streep. Three novels and two memoirs have followed: Delusions of Grandma, Surrender the Pink, The Best Awful, Wishful Drinking, and Shockaholic. Her one-woman Broadway show Wishful Drinking was filmed for HBO and was Emmy-nominated. Most recently Fisher reprised her role of Princess Leia in the record breaking box office hit Star Wars: The Force Awakens. She can also be seen in the critically acclaimed Amazon series “Catastrophe” and is completing her latest book The Princess Diarist out this fall.

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Peter Mayhew will be at Emerald City ComiconPeter Mayhew

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Peter Mayhew was born the son of a London Bobby in Barnes, England and was diagnosed with gigantism and at the age of 14. He spent a short time in the field of engineering before discovering he felt more fulfilled by hospital service. While working as an orderly at London’s King’s College Hospital he was unintentionally catapulted into the film industry after a reporter took a photo of him holding a patient in his arms which was published in a local paper. That photo was perfect for showcasing Peter’s towering 7’4” figure and giant frame. By mere chance the producers of the 1977 film Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger saw the picture and that lead to Peter being cast as the 'Minoton' and working with Ray Harryhausen, Patrick White and Jane Seymour on his first film. Once Peter finished filming he returned to his job at the hospital only to be called again about a year later to audition with a gentleman by the name of George Lucas about his project, Star Wars. George walked into the room, Peter stood up to shake his hand like a proper Englishman and the rest is history. Peter was immediately cast as Chewbacca, the loyal sidekick and co-pilot of the Millineum Falcon, alongside scoundrel and pilot Han Solo. Once cast as Chewie, Peter made several visits to his local zoo where he studied the movements and mannerisms of bears, monkeys & gorillas which he used to bring one of the most memorable characters of the Star Wars franchise to life. Currently Peter is also hard at work promoting his two new children’s books Growing Up Giant and My Favorite Giant. He is set to work with Digger T. Mesch on the new hit web series Agent-88; the story of the world’s deadliest Assassin who happens to be an 88-yr-old British woman.

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