Benedict Cumberbatch may appear at Minneapolis Comic Con

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Benedict Cumberbatch in Sherlock
Get ready for the Cumber Collective to descend upon Minneapolis this spring. British actor Benedict Cumberbatch reportedly will appear at Minneapolis Comic Con.

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The Huffington Post has reported that Cumberbatch will make an appearance at Comic Con in Minneapolis. It will be his first since San Diego Comic Con (and that was a pre-recorded video).

What does this mean for the local Comic Con? In short: a lot.

A big-name star like Cumberbatch to coming to this event shows that Wizard World means business with its first con in the Twin Cities, and that there will probably be a lot of Sherlock and Smaug cosplayers running around.

If you're not privy to the hype surrounding the British actor that has spawned super-fans who call themselves "Cumberbabes" and "Cumberbitches," he's kind of a big deal in the nerd world and beyond.

Cumberbatch's most recent film roles include a turn as the fiery-tongued Smaug in Peter Jackson's Hobbit series, villainous Khan in Star Trek: Into Darkness, and slave-owner William Ford in the Oscar-winning best picture 12 Years a Slave.

His most iconic role to date is that of the contemporary Sherlock Holmes alongside his Hobbit co-star Martin Freeman. His misanthropic, socially awkward Sherlock won fans over with his dry wit and (duh) astute deductive reasoning. The BBC show just wrapped up its third season this winter with a fourth season in the works.

No word yet on whether Cumberbatch will do the usual convention rounds with fans and sign autographs or take photos. We'll keep you posted when official Cumberbatch news arrives.

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26 comments
Deborah Ryan
Deborah Ryan

Justin Carmichelle get your blue suit, we are going.

Elizabeth Oliva Anselmo
Elizabeth Oliva Anselmo

I would die. There are a few other people that are confirmed that I'd really like to meet/stalk. Sean Astin, James Marsters, Sean Patrick Flanery...

Chelsea Okey
Chelsea Okey

Um...YES! WTF are we doing with our lives?! lol! Find tickets!

Andrew Bursaw
Andrew Bursaw

the price to see him in a meet and greet will be twice the price for shatner and nemoy. start saving up.

Anne Kaldjian
Anne Kaldjian

Really?? It will be. Has to do with using my saved up money, and putting the rest of it to college. Sound any good? Aka, putting the equivalent of what im spending for it to college.

Marni Kaldjian
Marni Kaldjian

Haha just be humble, no biggie. I talked to M and she sounded like it might be okay

Anne Kaldjian
Anne Kaldjian

Im working on a convincing argument. I think I actually have a good one down. A trade of sorts.

Alyssa Riggs
Alyssa Riggs

OMG YEEEEES! Rosemary Arseneau Spielmann thanks for passing this along!

Rianna Allen
Rianna Allen

No fucking way Ian Eccles Chelsea Okey let's go!

Ferrous Oxide
Ferrous Oxide

Yeah...what they've said. HuffPost had to take down their report of this, because it is in no way confirmed, and WW asked them to remove it.

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kamuran.fp

the huffigton post removed the article at the request of wizard world. he is not a confirmed guest as negotiations are still being made so its hard to even tell which way its even leaning. I'm confused about this being a "first fan event" appearance since he has been here to discuss sherlock at exclusive panel type lectures. but i hate to be cynical but it wouldn't make sence for it to be minneapolis, its simply not big enough yet to pull that name especially since this is the first year and they dont even know the kind of turn out they will have here.

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