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From Starfleet to Stage: "Picard" Star Todd Stashwick Joins FAN EXPO Chicago

Fan Favorite and Second City Alum Appears August 10 - 13, 2023

Chicago, Illinois (June 22, 2023) – Chicago’s longest-running comic and pop culture convention, FAN EXPO Chicago today announced that “Star Trek: Picard” star and Second City alum Todd Stashwick will be appearing at this year’s event, running August 10 - 13, 2023 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont.

Todd Stashwick was born in Chicago and raised in the suburbs right outside of the city. As a child, he always loved making people laugh, and he aspired to one day perform at Chicago's famous The Second City. Soon after graduating from Illinois State University with a degree in theatre, he began performing at several local improvisational theaters, and his dream came true when he was hired in 1992 to tour nationally with The Second City.

Stashwick has quickly become a fan favorite with his role as Captain Liam Shaw in the acclaimed third season of “Star Trek: Picard,” with fans clamoring for his return in the rumored upcoming “Star Trek: Legacy” project. Stashwick has also appeared in Apple TV+’s “The Last Thing He Told Me,” MTV’s “Teen Wolf,” and the popular “12 Monkeys” television series. Stashwick is also the writer and co-creator of the online action/horror comic “Devil Inside.”

Previously announced highlights of FAN EXPO Chicago 2023 include a time-tripping “Back to the Future” cast reunion featuring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, and Tom Wilson; a 40th anniversary reunion of “National Lampoon’s Vacation” cast including Chevy Chase, Christie Brinkley, Anthony Michael Hall, Randy Quaid, and Dana Barron; pioneering motion capture performer Andy Serkis (The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Star Wars: Andor,Black Panther), legendary director Sam Raimi (Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, The Evil Dead); Giancarlo Esposito (The Mandalorian, Breaking Bad); legendary artist Frank Miller; Henry Winkler (Arrested Development, Scream, Happy Days); and Katee Sackhoff (The Mandalorian, Battlestar Galactica).

FAN EXPO Chicago runs August 10 - 13, 2023 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. Show hours are Thursday 4 - 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tickets start at $22 during the advanced pricing window until July 26, 2023, and begin at $27 from July 27 through the end of the show; 4-day passes and VIP packages also available at More information and updates can be found at

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