Madame Tussauds Brings Steven Spielberg Figure to Big Apple Comic Con

STEVEN SPIELBERG FIGURES INTO BIG APPLE COMIC CON

Madame Tussauds New York Partners with Big Apple Comic Con to Display Steven Spielberg Wax Figure on the Show Floor

Big Apple Comic Con
October 16-18, 2009
Pier 94
55th Street @ 12th Avenue
New York, NY 10019

New York, NY (Sept. 21, 2009) – Pop culture fans can take a photo with Steven Spielberg at Big Apple Comic Con; or at least with his museum-quality wax likeness. The Stephen Spielberg figure will be provided by Madame Tussauds New York for the entire day on Saturday, October 17, 2009 at Big Apple Comic Con.

“It’s exciting for a local landmark like Madame Tussauds New York to partner with us by bringing such an iconic pop culture figure to our event. I know the fans are going to get a kick out of posing with the creative force behind so many of their favorite films,” said Gareb Shamus, CEO of New York-based Wizard Entertainment and producer of Big Apple Comic Con.

The Steven Spielberg figure will be on display Saturday, October 17 at Big Apple Comic Con. Fans are encouraged to interact with the figure, just like at Madame Tussauds New York. There is no additional charge for snapping your photo with the Steven Spielberg display.

“Being on location at Big Apple Comic Con gives us a chance to bring a sample of the Madame Tussauds experience to fans that can appreciate not only the artistic talent of the piece, but also its interactive and entertaining value,” said Tom Kovacic, Promotions Manager, Madame Tussauds New York.

Big Apple Comic Con is the longest running comic book convention in New York. It is a major pop culture convention bringing fans the latest information on Hollywood, comics, toys, gaming, collectibles and connecting attendees with celebrity guests, artists and industry professionals. Willem Dafoe headlines this year’s celebrity guest list. Tickets are on sale now at 1-866-882-5860 or online at www.wizardworld.ticketleap.com/bigapple. Advance purchasers will save up to 15% on tickets. Tickets are $5 more at the door. All the event information with full guest list is available at www.wizardworld.com.
About Madame Tussauds New York:

Madame Tussauds New York is an interactive “must do” attraction that provides guests with unique opportunities to create memories with some of the world’s biggest icons. Recent additions include the replica Oval Office where guests can get up close and personal with President Barack Obama’s wax figure and put their feet up on the world’s most powerful desk, as well as Cinema 4D where visitors can experience the salty smell of ocean water or the tingle of snowflakes falling on their cheeks. Other recent wax additions include Carrie Underwood, Daniel Craig as James Bond, Eli Manning, Tyra Banks and Miley Cyrus. Prominently located in the heart of Times Square, Madame Tussauds New York is open 365 days a year at 10 a.m. Visit www.nycwax.com or call (800) 246-8872 for more information.
About Wizard Entertainment:
Gareb Shamus founded Wizard Entertainment in 1991. Today, Wizard Entertainment publishes consumer magazines Wizard, ToyFare and FunFare, and numerous books about pop-culture’s top talent, comic books and toys. Gareb produces Big Apple Comic Con at Pier 94 October 16-18, Anaheim Comic Con at the Anaheim Convention Center, April 16-18, 2010, Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con at the Philadelphia Convention Center June 11-13, 2010, Chicago Comic Con at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, August 12-15, 2010 and Toronto Comic Con, dates TBD.

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