Double Dose of David Duchovny in Pittsburgh This Weekend

Thursday, September 10, 2015 4:00 am

From www.timesonline.com (Full Article)
By Scott Tady stady@timesonline.com

PITTSBURGH — A skeptic like FBI special agent Scully might find it hard to believe, though the truth is out there: David Duchovny will make two rather public appearances in Pittsburgh this weekend.

The co-star of TV cult-classic “The X-Files” first will grace a stage Saturday at Wizard World Comic Con at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Duchovny will participate in a 4:30 p.m. interactive Q&A with fellow “X-Files” actor Mitch Pileggi (Walter Skinner), which follows a 3 p.m. Q&A featuring “Star Trek” star William Shatner.

As comic cons often do, special autograph and photo op sessions with Duchovny are available earlier that afternoon, for $100 and $110 ($150 for him to sign anything larger than an 8×10 photo), according towizardworld.com/davidduchovny.html. The $349.99 David Duchovny VIP Experience package comes with all sorts of merchandise goodies, a “speedpass” to avoid long lines and guaranteed seating for his Q&A.

Duchovny will stick around Pittsburgh to perform a Sunday night concert at a sold-out Altar Bar in the Strip District, focusing on songs from his debut album “Hell or Highwater.” The album’s 12 original songs are in a troubadour style that’s been compared to 1970s California canyon rock. A music career has become a relatively recent endeavor for the two-time Golden Globe winner, who learned to play guitar several years ago.

“Making this record is a dream come true, but I never had this dream — it’s still a shock when I think about how all this music happened,” Duchovny said upon the album’s May 12 release. “What I do know is that I feel these songs represent the truest expression that I’ve ever been able to achieve and I look forward to sharing it with everyone.”

Duchovny came to fame playing FBI special agent Fox Mulder on “The X Files” from 1993 to 2002, and more recently has starred as hard-living novelist Hank Moody on Showtime’s “Californication.”

Duchovny will reprise his “X-Files” role alongside Gillian Anderson (Scully), Pileggi (agent Skinner) and William B. Davis (Cigarette Smoking Man) in new episodes of the drama about extraterrestrial investigations. The first of those episodes is scheduled to air Jan. 24.

Duchovny and Pileggi won’t be the only TV stars at “Wizard World,” which runs Friday through Sunday.

Shatner, who remains a constant pop-culture presence through his Priceline Negotiator commercials will be there Friday and Saturday.

Also making Saturday appearances: Jewel Staite and Adam Baldwin (Fox’s “Firefly”), James Marsters (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and its spin-off “Angel”), Sean Pertwee (Fox’s “Gotham”), Eddie McClintock (SyFy’s “Warehouse 13”), WWE’s Diva Paige and Michael Cudlitz and Josh McDermitt (AMC’s “The Walking Dead”).

McDermitt will participate Sunday, too, along with Dean Cain, who played Superman in TV’s “Lois & Clark,” at 12:30 p.m., followed at 2:30 p.m. by “The Boondock Saints” duo of Sean Patrick Flanery and David Della Rocco.

“Wizard World” also will feature a screening of the new CBS series “Supergirl,” costume contests, comics-themed sessions and more, all part of the standard admission price of $75 in advance; $85 at the door.

A full schedule with more details is at wizardworld.com

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