One of the biggest stars of this year’s Dallas Comic Con Sci-Fi Expo was Karl Urban. The New Zealander, who has starred in Xena, Hercules, The Lord of the Rings, The Bourne Supremecy, Doom, The Chronicles of Riddick, Star Trek and, of course, Dredd signed autographs, took photos with fans and gave us a panel we wouldn’t forget.
We attended Day 2 (Sunday) of the Sci-Fi Expo, mostly to see the Karl Urban panel, and it was totally worth it. Karl’s panel was great. He was ushered into the room amongst an army of Judges (random cosplayers from the con I assume). He never sat down and immediately jumped into questions from the audience.
more on Karl Urban’s panel below the photos
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During the hour-long panel with Karl, he also took time to share some great moments from his career, including:
- During the filming of Star Trek: Into Darkness, Simon Pegg played a great practical joke on Karl, Benedict Cumberbatch & other cast members. You can read more about Neutron Cream on the scifishow.com. Karl says he’s just waiting for the right moment to return the favor.
- Apparently, Karl is quite the prankster. He waited 10 years to return the favor to another co-star, Viggo Mortensen. He told the story at Fan Expo Canada as well – watch it here.
Karl also took time to pose for a selfie with a fan (see photo 11 above) and ask a fan for HER autograph (see photo 7 above).
If you EVER get the chance to see Karl in person, don’t pass it up. He’ll be appearing at several more conventions this year, including Ottawa Comic Con, which I’ll be attending. Look for more photos then ladies.
KARL URBAN AUTOGRAPH
On a personal note, I have started my collection of autographed Pop!’s and Karl Urban was my first – Judge Dredd!