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Charlie Sheen is coming to Des Moines for the 2017 edition of Wizard World Comic Con. The star of “Two and a Half Men,” “Spin City” and “Wall Street” will appear during the last two days of the three-day con, which runs May 19-21 at the Iowa Events Center.
Sheen, whose stop in Des Moines marks only his second appearance at a Wizard World convention, will host a question-and-answer session with fans as well as sign autographs and pose for photos.
Booking Sheen as a guest marks a departure from Wizard World’s nerdy norm. Known for inviting celebrities that appeal to pop culture fanatics — including stars of comic book films and geeky TV shows — Sheen represents Wizard World’s recent push to branch out. Over the last few years, the convention company has hosted mainstream celebrities like Burt Reynolds, Whoopi Goldberg and Michael J. Fox.
"Adding a celebrity of the stature of Charlie Sheen is a huge boost for our Des Moines show,” said Jerry Milani, Wizard World spokesman. “It is another example of Wizard World providing fans with a wide variety of entertainment options across the pop culture world."
Sheen joins James Marsters, who played Spike on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” and Micky Dolenz, a band member on "The Monkees," on the guest roster for Des Moines’ show. Additional celebrities will be announced closer to the con, Milani said.
Sheen is infamous for a meltdown in early 2011 after a dispute with the producers of “Two and a Half Men.” Before the conflict, he held the Guinness Book of World Records title for being the highest paid TV actor per episode, making $1.25 million per show on “Two and a Half Men.”
A Golden Globe winner, he is also known for his turns in films like “Platoon,” “Major League,” “Eight Men Out” and “Hot Shots.” After he was written off “Two and a Half Men,” Sheen starred in the FX series “Anger Management.”
Today, he’s a popular figure on social media with almost 12 million Twitter followers.
The 2017 show marks the third time Wizard World has made a stop in Des Moines and is the sixth conference on this year’s Wizard World calendar.
The show runs 4-9 p.m. May 19; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. May 20; and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 21. Tickets start at $35.
Visit wizardworld.com/comiccon/des-moines for more information.