Stars of The Walking Dead To Participate in Q & A with Fans; Followed by 3-Hour Signing!
Norwalk, CT, April 2, 2012: Lauren Cohan, who plays the popular character Maggie Greene, the principal love interest of Glenn (Steven Yeun) in AMC’s The Walking Dead, will appear along with Yeun at this year’s Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2). Yeun’s appearance at C2E2 was recently announced (3/28) and Ms. Cohan’s appearance has just been confirmed by show organizers. The two stars of the hit television series will appear at the pop culture convention on Saturday, April 14 where they will conduct a Q & A with fans followed by a free 3-hour signing.
C2E2, which is organized by the creators of New York Comic Con (NYCC), will be held April 13 – 15 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. For further information about activities at C2E2 as well as purchasing tickets, please visit www.C2E2.com. Other recently announced guests who will be appearing at the pop culture extravaganza include John Barrowman, John Cusack, Anthony Daniels, Josh Gates, Chris Hardwick, Charlaine Harris, Adam Hughes, Joe Kubert, Tom Morello, Chad Michael Murray, Anne Rice, Scott Snyder, and J Michael Straczynski among many others!
“We were already pleased to announce Steven Yeun’s appearance on our Walking Dead panel at C2E2 last week, so this new addition is the icing on the cake,” notes Lance Fensterman, Group Vice President for ReedPOP and Show Manager for C2E2. “Steven Yeun and Lauren Cohan have enormous on-screen chemistry and I am sure this will translate into a great panel appearance for both of them. On top of this, they are also making themselves available for an extended 3-hour signing which virtually assures that anyone who wants to get an autograph and to meet them personally will have the opportunity. I know I can speak on behalf of thousands of fans when I say that we are enormously grateful to Steven and Lauren for giving us so much of their time!”
In addition to her role as Maggie on The Walking Dead, Lauren is most recognized for her roles as Bela Talbot on Supernatural, Vivian Volkoff on Chuck, and Rose on The Vampire Diaries.
Lauren was born in Philadelphia and lived in New Jersey during her childhood before moving to the United Kingdom. She graduated from the University of Winchester / King Alfred's College where she studied Drama and English Literature, before touring with a theatre company she co-founded at the University.
Lauren then split her time and work between London and LA, working on several films as well as some non-commercial projects.
In addition to his starring role in The Walking Dead, Mr. Yeun has also recently starred in an episode of the television series Law & Order: Los Angeles and an episode of Warehouse 13. Steven Yeun lived in Chicago where he performed with the Second City Theatre and understudied for the Steppenwolf Theatre’s production of Kafka on the Shore. In addition, he was part of several improvisational/sketch comedy groups including Stir Friday Night, Hands and Detective Detective. Additional credits include The Big Bang Theory and the role of Chaz in the independent film My Name is Jerry. Mr. Yeun currently lives in Los Angeles.
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