Garth Ennis Guest of Honor at WW Philly

Press Release:

WIZARD WORLD PHILLY GUEST LIST EXPLODES WITH TALENT
FROM COMICS, FILM, TV, SPORTS AND COMEDY!

Superstar Comic Book Writer And Guest Of Honor
Garth Ennis Headlines An All-Star Lineup.

New York, NY (March 31st, 2009) – The wildly popular Wizard World Philadelphia comic convention is growing exponentially in 2009. Not only has Wizard World partnered with the Video Game Expo, the largest show of its kind on the east coast, but the guest list for Philly is bursting at the seams with incredibly talented creators, celebrities and more!

The list of comic creators attending Wizard World Philadelphia includes:
• Garth Ennis (The Boys writer)
• JG Jones (Final Crisis artist)
• Kevin Maguire (Batman: Confidential artist)
• Jimmy Palmiotti (Jonah Hex writer)
• Amanda Conner (Terra artist)
• Joe Kelly (Amazing Spider-Man writer)
• Paolo Rivera (Amazing Spider-Man artist)
• Phil Jimenez (Amazing Spider-Man artist)
• Billy Tucci (Shi creator)
• Shane Davis (Final Crisis: Rage of the Red Lanterns artist)
• Jim Calafiore (Batgirl artist)
• Sean McKeever (Teen Titans writer)
• Greg Pak (War Machine writer)
• Khoi Pham (Mighty Avengers artist)
• Dan Slott (Amazing Spider-Man writer)
• Billy Tan (New Avengers artist)
• Fred Van Lente (Incredible Hercules writer)
• Howard Chaykin (Squadron Supreme writer)
• Walt Simonson (World of Warcraft writer)
• Brian Reed (Ms. Marvel writer)
• Greg Horn (Ms. Marvel cover artist)
• Dennis Calero (X-Men: Noir artist)

On top of the enormous comic book talent appearing at the show, the autograph area in Wizard World Philadelphia will also be populated with fan-favorite media guests, including:
• Lou Ferrigno (“The Hulk”)
• Peter Mayhew (“Star Wars”)
• Leyla Milani (“Deal or No Deal”)
• Max Brooks (World War Z author)
• Luciana Carro (New “Battlestar Galactica”)
• Traci Brooks (TNA wrestling superstar)
• Demolition (Superstar wrestling tag team)
• Darcy DeMoss (“Friday the 13th Part VI”)
• “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase (Wrestling legend)
• The Honky Tonk Man (WWE superstar)
• Herb Jefferson Jr. (Original “Battlestar Galactica)
• Jerry “The King” Lawler (WWE Hall of Famer)
• Dawn Marie (Wrestling Diva)
• Nidia (“WWE Tough Enough”)
• Mia St. John (WBC International Boxing Champion)
• Greg “The Hammer” Valentine (WWE superstar)
• Virgil (Wrestling superstar)

Also attending Wizard World Philadelphia are numerous comedy groups based in New York City and Philadelphia, thus comprising the first ever comedy track of programming at a Wizard World event! Performers in these comedy groups have appeared on such hit shows as “30 Rock,” “Best Week Ever” and “The Late Show with David Letterman.”

Keep up to date with all the exhilarating announcements about Wizard World Philadelphia and Chicago Comic-Con by checking out www.wizardworld.com.

For more information about Video Game Expo be sure to visit, www.videogame.net.

Wizard World returns to Philadelphia June 19-21, 2009 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

About Wizard
The industry leader in the comic book, collectibles and toy market, Wizard Entertainment publishes Wizard: The Magazine of Comics, Entertainment and Pop Culture and ToyFare: The Toy Magazine. Wizard Entertainment also publishes a bi-annual consumer magazine called Toy Wishes: The Ultimate Guide to Family Entertainment, which is the No. 1 most quoted source in the media about toys. Wizard’s publications have a monthly national readership of more than two million and are currently sold in 40 countries in 10 different languages. Wizard World, the convention division of Wizard Entertainment, brings the best in comics, film, television, anime and collectibles to Chicago, the 2nd-largest Comic-Con in the country, and Philadelphia, the 3rd-largest. WizardUniverse.com is the No. 1 online destination for the comic book and pop-culture worlds.

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