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Meet actor Charlie Sheen at Wizard World Comic Con in Philadelphia June 3-4

Meet actor Charlie Sheen at Wizard World Comic Con in Philadelphia June 3-4
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It was announced today that actor, writer, and producer Charlie Sheen, who is as famous for starring in movies like “Platoon,” “Major League,” and “Wall Street” and television shows like “Two and a Half Men” as he is for his headline-grabbing personality, will be appearing at Wizard World Comic Con in Philadelphia on Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4.

The annual pop culture convention runs for four days – Thursday, June 1 through Sunday, June 4 – at the Pennsylvania Convention Center (1101 Arch St., Philadelphia), and Sheen will be meeting fans, taking pictures, signing autographs, participating in a Q&A panel, and possibly spouting some catchphrases during its two biggest days. Autographs are $60 or $80 on your own item, while a photo-op go for $75.

After making his Wizard World Comic Con debut in Minneapolis next month, Sheen joins “Stranger Things” star Millie Bobby Brown, KISS frontman Gene Simmons, Michael Rooker of “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “The Walking Dead” fame, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” star Barry Bostwick, and professional bodybuilder Lou Ferrigno, who starred as “The Incredible Hulk” in the original TV series, as celebrity guests at the Philly convention, with more names yet to be announced.

Wizard World sums up Sheen’s storied career:

Charlie Sheen, who has starred in more than 45 feature films, catapulted to fame in such critical and commercial hits as “Platoon” and “Wall Street.” His other feature film credits include “Red Dawn,” “Lucas,” “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” “Eight Men Out,” “Young Guns,” “Major League,” “Hot Shots!,” “Hot Shots! Part Deux,” “The Three Musketeers,” “The Chase,” “Money Talks,” “Being John Malkovich,” “Scary Movie 3,” “Scary Movie 4,” “Scary Movie 5,” and “The Big Bounce.” He also appeared in the films “Rated X” and “Good Advice.”

Sheen became known to television audiences through his Golden Globe Award-winning lead role in “Spin City.” In 2003, Sheen was cast as Charlie Harper in the CBS sitcom “Two and a Half Men,” which was loosely based on Sheen’s bad boy image. The role garnered him an ALMA Award and four Emmy Award nominations, as well as two Golden Globe Award nominations for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series.

In 2011, Sheen set a new Guinness World Record for Twitter as the “Fastest Time to Reach 1 Million Followers,” adding an average of 129,000 new followers per day. Later that year, Sheen kicked off his North American My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat Is Not An Option Tour, which sold out in 18 minutes to set a Ticketmaster record.

In September of 2011, Comedy Central’s “Roast of Charlie Sheen” was watched by 6.4 million people, making it the highest-rated roast in the history of the network. Sheen finished that year starring in the Roman Coppola movie “A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III” and, in 2013, starred as Mr. President in “Machete Kills.” In June 2012, Sheen debuted his new comedy TV series on FX, “Anger Management.” The show was a huge success and ran for 100 episodes.

In 2015, Charlie became an advocate for HIV awareness and treatment when he revealed to the world that he is HIV positive. Working in collaboration with Dr. Oz, Charlie is now Chasing the Cure to HIV infection, putting him into the spotlight of this disease. As a result of Charlie’s openness, there has been a global increase in HIV awareness and want for education.

Currently, Sheen is starring with Academy Award winner Whoppi Goldberg in the feature film “Nine Eleven” about a group of five people who find themselves trapped in an elevator in the World Trade Center’s North Tower on 9/11. They work together, never giving up hope, and try to escape before the unthinkable happens. The film is scheduled for release later this year.

General admission tickets to the con, which range from $35 to $89.95, are on sale now at Front Gate Tickets. Children 10 and under are free with a paid adult. Show hours are Thursday, June 1 from 4 p.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, June 2 from noon-7 p.m.; Saturday, June 3 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; and Sunday, June 4 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.