Rebecca Mader, Mark Pellegrino and Benedict Wong are part of projects that truly have changed the landscape of pop culture in the new millennium, sparking love and admiration of fans around the around. At CCXP COLOGNE, fans will have a chance to meet them up close.
The Wicked Witch of the West
Rebecca Mader began her career on screen appearing on ABC daytime soap operas "All My Children", "One Life To Live" and CBS’s "Guiding Light", which catalyzed Rebecca to pursue acting full time. Highlights of Mader’s film credits include "The Devil Wears Prada", "The Men Who Stare at Goats", and "Iron Man 3". But it was on "Once Upon a Time", where she played the "Wicked Witch of the West", that she received her greatest recognition. As part of the regular cast, she gathered a growing fan base that continues to support her daily on social media even after she show's finale.
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Mark Pellegrino has built a career entertaining audiences and impressing critics with his work in numerous films and television series, and his tremendous range of characters. On television, he has made a lasting impression as the tortured "Paul Bennett" in "Dexter". Pellegrino then went on to portray the villainous "Lucifer" on the CW Network’s hit series, "Supernatural", the mysterious "Jacob" on ABC’s final season of the critically hailed, "Lost" and fan-favorite attorney "Gavin Q. Baker III" during the final season of "The Closer". Additionally, he appears as the Vampire-Mob Boss of Boston ‘Bishop’ in the supernatural-drama, "Being human". Pellegrino will next be seen in the feature film “The Trials of Cate McCall”.
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The Man who Survived Thanos’ Snap
British actor Benedict Wong is best known for his roles in Marvel’s “Dr Strange” and “Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame” as Wong. He’s also featured in award-winning sci-fi films from Ridley Scott like “Prometheus” and “The Martian” which received seven Academy Award nominations. Wong’s acting career has spanned two decades across theatre, film and television. His earlier breakthrough film roles include Trey in Danny Boyles 2007 sci-fi Thriller “Sunshine”, in Duncan Jones’ “Moon” and as Guo Yi in Steven Frears 2002 Oscar Nominated British Drama “Dirty Pretty Things”. Benedict recently starred as Kublai Khan in Netflix’s historical-fiction drama “Marco Polo”, which follows Polo’s early years in the court of Kublai; the Khagen of the Mongol Empire and founder of the Yuan Dynasty. His latest theatre projects have included Ai WeiWei in Hampstead Theatre’s “#AIWW: The Arrest of Ai Weiwei” and the lead, Zhang Lin, in the five-time Olivier Award winning “Chimerica”.
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Koelnmesse – Global Competence in Digital Media, Entertainment and Mobility: Koelnmesse is an international leader in organising trade fairs in the Digital Media, Entertainment and Mobility segments. Trade fairs like photokina, DMEXCO, gamescom, INTERMOT and THE TIRE COLOGNE are established as leading international trade fairs. Koelnmesse not only organises trade fairs in these areas in Cologne, but also in other growth markets like, for example, China, Singapore and Thailand, which have different areas of focus and content. These global activities offer customers of Koelnmesse tailor-made events in different markets, which guarantee sustainable and international business.
The next events:
CCXP Cologne - Comic Con Experience - , Cologne 27.06. - 30.06.2019
gamescom - The world's largest trade fair and event highlight for interactive games and entertainment (with trade visitor and media day), Cologne 20.08. - 24.08.2019
DMEXCO - , Cologne 11.09. - 12.09.2019
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