TOPEKA (KSNT) — “Spencer Wilding.” If you do not know the name, you know the faces. If you know the faces, then you are a fan of one of the biggest character actors in ﬁlm.
The giant 6 feet 7 inches tall Welsh actor will be coming to the United States to meet & greet fans at TOPCON GEEK EXPO 2016.
From three turns in the Harry Potter Series to three villainous alien turns on Doctor Who, Wilding plays characters that have an evil twist with ﬁnesse and skill. Not since the great Lon Chaney, the Man with a Thousand Faces, has a character actor had such a proliﬁc career in faces other than his own.
Lon Chaney created his own makeup effects and Wilding has the best makeup artists in the business create his, but all the great makeup in the world is nothing more than face paint if the actor does not have the talent to bring it to life. Wilding has that talent and brings each character he plays to life.
From Shadow Warrior in “Batman Begins” to Minotaur in “Wrath of the Titans” to Big Blue Bastard in “Guardians of the Galaxy,” Spencer Wilding makes you believe in his characters and you can believe TOPCON GEEK EXPO 2016 is proud to have him a guest.
The GYPSY, Creator and Executive Director of TopCon said, “When Mr. Wilding contacted us and said he wanted to come to TopCon my heart skipped a beat. TopCon Geek Expo 2015 guest Mike Mundy from the Walking Dead had mentioned TopCon to Mr. Wilding and he was intrigued.” The GYPSY laughs, “It was meant to be, me and Mr. Wilding share a spiritual connection.”
Spencer Wilding shares a birth date with The GYPSY’s Mother who was born on the farm used as the model for the Gale farm from the 1939 classic “Wizard of Oz” which is a favorite ﬁlm of the “Pan” Star. Spencer Wilding has said “I’ve always had a connection with my feelings for the yellow brick road, the ﬁlm is one of my fab ﬁlms and my youngest boy too. I knew one day I would visit the yellow brick road or something very connected to it.”
Wilding will be visiting Kansas for the ﬁrst time when he comes as a featured guest to TOPCON GEEK EXPO 2016 on September 16, 17 & 18 at the Ramada Topeka Downtown Hotel & Convention Center. The former United Kingdom Kick Boxing Champion may even show off his considerable skills for the fans.
The GYPSY points out. “We are blessed to have this big hearted actor coming to TOPCON. Spencer Wilding is a great guy who is all about the fans, friends and children.”
For the fans: There will be a special edition photo of the “Wolfman” star featuring an original tattoo done by The GYPSY for his wife Debbie who is TOPCON’s Co-Executive Director and was also born in England.
For friends: Spencer Wilding is excited about helping his friend Mike Mundy, who returns to TOPCON this year, celebrate his birthday which takes place immediately following the Con.
For the children: When asked if he would do something special for a group of kids while visiting Kansas, Wilding said, “You had me at kids. LOL, Love ‘em, it’s all about the kids to me.”
For tickets to TopCon Geek Expo 2016 visit https:// http://www.eventbrite.com/e/topcon-geek-expo-2016-tickets-18502216628
To make room reservations at a special discount rate phone the Ramada at (785) 234-5400 and tell them you want the TOPCON Room Rate.
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