Team StarKid’s Lauren Lopez & Joe Walker are the latest guests to be announced for September’s Forest City Comicon at the London Convention Centre. StarKid Productions shot to wide acclaim when their on-stage Harry Potter parody productions “A Very Potter Musical” and “A Very Potter Sequel” took the internet by storm. In both productions Lopez portrayed Harry Potter’s arch nemesis Draco Malfoy while Joe Walker gave life to Voldemort and then in the sequel, Professor Dolores Umbridge. Walker has also been featured in other Starkid shows as “Batman” in “Holy Musical, B@man!”, and Prince Achmed in Twisted: The Untold Story of a Royal Vizier. Lopez has been featured in numerous other Starkid productions including, “Holy Musical B@man” (Commissioner Gordon), “Twisted: The Musical” (Abu), and “The Trail to Oregon Musical” (Son).
To date, the StarKid YouTube channel has garnered over 180 Million views, 395,000 subscribers, 200,000 Facebook fans, and over 134,000 Twitter followers worldwide.
Both Lopez and Walker will be appearing on the convention floor to sign autographs and meet fans, on the Randy Sheffield Investors Group Mainstage in the afternoon, and at the opening ceremonies for the Witches and Wizards Fall Fling dance which will be taking place after the exhibitor floor closes (Fall Fling details coming next week!).
Tickets for the Forest City ComiCon are available for advance purchase now (which includes admission to the show starting 30 minutes early).
About Joe Walker:
Joseph Walker is a founding member of Starkid Productions, and has been featured heavily in nearly all of their on-stage work including portraying Voldemort and Umbridge in “A Very Potter Musical”. Also relevant to a ComiCon was his portrayal of Batman in their 2012 production “Holy Musical, B@man!”, a show of which he is particularly proud (see it at www.teamstarkid.com) As an old-school gamer and lover of science fiction literature as well as comics, he is very excited to be attending Forest City Comicon. He is also particularly thrilled to be back in Canada, as it’s been a while and he hopes that working here this weekend will somehow assist in his seemingly inevitable bid for citizenship. Who knows!?
About Lauren Lopez:
Lauren Lopez is an actress, singer and dancer currently living in Los Angeles. She is a founding member of the theatre company StarKid (Very Potter Musical), with whom she has worked on over 10 new musicals, two national tours and partnerships with The Second City and iO in Chicago. She is a graduate of the BFA acting program at the University of Michigan and has worked in theatre in New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles. She recently completed an off-broadway run of the new play, “The Solve-It Squad” in New York City and you can see her in the upcoming series from Adaptive Studios, Stellar People, as well as the upcoming series The Wayward Guide for the Untrained Eye. Lauren has also appeared in national commercials and ad campaigns for such brands as Toys R Us, KMart, Intel, Bank of America, Amtrak and more.