Iconic Star Trek actress Gates McFadden, best known for portraying “Dr. Beverly Crusher” in Star Trek: The Next Generation is confirmed to attend Oz Comic-Con in Brisbane and Sydney.
McFadden is an acclaimed film, TV and stage actress, choreographer, director and teacher. Film and TV credits include Taking Care of Business, The Hunt for Red October, Muppets Take Manhattan, Crowned and Dangerous, Marker, Mad About You, Dream On and Franklin and Bash, among many others.
McFadden worked for Jim Henson as Director of Choreography and Puppet Movement for the films Labyrinth and Dreamchild and was choreographer in Residence for the BAM Theater Company under David Jones.
She’s also held highly regarded teaching positions, including roles at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Brandeis University, University of Pittsburgh, AADA, Harvard, The Stella Academy in Hamburg and USC where she was awarded the George Burns Teaching Fellowship. McFadden also built the AVT Theatre in Los Angeles when she was Artistic Director of Ensemble Studio Theatre LA.
McFadden will participate in panels each day at the Sydney and Brisbane events, as well as photograph and autograph sessions with fans, where she will join a growing line-up of guests including actors Christy Carlson Romano (voice of “Kim Possible”), Dichen Lachman (Altered Carbon, Dollhouse) and Scott Ian (The Walking Dead); comic artists Wayne Nichols, Queenie Chan and Tristan Jones; and cosplay star Yaya Han, with more guests to be announced in the coming weeks.
Recently at Oz Comic-Con Melbourne, fans enjoyed getting up close and personal with stars such as Joe Manganiello (True Blood), KJ Apa (Riverdale), Julian Dennison (Deadpool 2), Keiynan Lonsdale (The Flash), Clare Kramer (Buffy The Vampire Slayer), Katherine McNamara (Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments) and David Ramsey (Arrow).
Oz Comic-Con Brisbane – Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre – September 22 and 23
Oz Comic-Con Sydney – International Convention Centre Sydney – September 29 and 30
Tickets on sale now at www.ozcomiccon.com/tickets