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  • Wizard World Announces Programming for New Orleans Comic Con 2012 with Stan Lee, CM Punk, Etc.

    New Orleans Comic Con 2012

    Press Release:

    Q&A’s With Stan Lee, Eliza Dushku, WWE® Superstar CM Punk®, Evening Parties, Screening, Creator Spotlights Highlight Programming At 2012 Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con 

    Dean Cain, ‘Star Trek: TNG,’ ‘The Walking Dead’ Casts, Other Celebrities, Comics, Movies, TV Panels At Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Friday through Sunday

    NEW YORK and NEW ORLEANS, November 26, 2012 – Interactive Q&A sessions with stars Stan Lee, Eliza Dushku, WWE® Superstar CM Punk®, Dean Cain and the casts of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and “The Walking Dead” are among the featured programming announced for this weekend’s Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, Friday through Sunday at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.  Sessions with stars like Michael Madsen, Kevin Eastman, Jason David Frank and others, supplemented by “Creator Spotlights” with leading artists, a screening of Madsen’s film Vice and evening parties on Friday and Saturday further bolster the most diverse panel schedule ever at the event.

    Some of the more interesting sessions include:

    • Interactive celebrity Q&A’s with Lee, Dushku, Punk, Cain, Madsen, Frank and others.
    • Seven cast members of “Star Trek: TNG,” including Jonathan Frakes(Commander William T. Riker), LeVar Burton (Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge), Michael Dorn (Lieutenant Worf), Marina Sirtis (Counselor Deanna Troi), Brent Spiner (Lt. Commander Data), Gates McFadden (Dr. Beverly Crusher) and John de Lancie (Q).  This is a paid event requiring an additional admission.
    • “The Walking Dead” stars Norman Reedus, Michael Rooker and Jon Bernthal discuss the popular AMC show.
    • Unique, personal meet and greet with Lee (paid event).
    • “Star Trek: TNG” breakout sessions featuring select actors from the series.
    • Screening of the feature film Vice, with brief Q&A with star Madsen
    • “Creator Spotlights” with industry giants Lee, Eastman, Jesus Saiz, Greg Capullo, Neal Adams and Ethan Van Sciver
    • Comprehensive discussions of a wide range of topics from cosplay, special effects, vampires, zombies, the public library, Grimm’s Fairy Tales and more.
    • Costume contests for adults (Saturday) and Kids (Sunday).
    • Kids Day on Sunday, with a full slate of activities specially designed for the youngsters.

    Unless noted, programming events take place in the designated General Programming Rooms on the second floor of the Morial Convention Center.  Most are included as part of standard Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con admission; VIP tickets or additional costs may apply to ensure access to select activities.  Seating for panels is strictly limited and available on a first come first serve basis and each room will be cleared between panels.  Programming subject to change; attendees should check the schedule board on site and the Wizard Cons smartphone app for updates.

    A full list of Wizard World New Orleans programming is below; further details on each at http://www.wizardworld.com/programming-neworleans.html (subjects, guests, times and rooms subject to change):

    Friday, November 30
    5:30 – 6:15pm Portfolio Review With David Macho (Booth #1031)
    6:00 – 6:45pm Stan Lee Meet And Greet – Paid Event (Room 264)
    8:00 – 11:00pm Wizard World Cosplay Drink & Draw (The Metropolitan @ 310 Andrew Higgins Dr.)

    Saturday, December 1
    11:00 – 11:45am Gates McFadden, Jonathan Frakes & Michael Dorn Q&A (Room 265)
    11:00 – 11:45am Dean Cain Q&A (Room 272)
    11:00 – 11:45am Cosplay 101 (Room 275)
    11:00 – 11:45am The Artist’s Life (Room 279)
    12:00 – 12:45pm Eliza Dushku Q&A (Room 265)
    12:00 – 12:45pm Designing The Next Star Trek Television Show (Room 272)
    12:00 – 12:45pm Basic Mold Making For Props And Special Effects Make-Up (Room 275)
    12:30 – 1:15pm Stan Lee Meet And Greet – Paid Event (Room 264)
    12:00 – 12:45pm Creator Spotlight: Jesus Saiz (Room 279)
    1:00 – 2:00pm Portfolio Review With David Macho (Room 263)
    1:00 – 1:45pm The Boondock Saints Q&A (Room 265)
    1:00 – 1:45pm Vampire Lore And Other Urban Myths And Legends W/Dr. Rebecca Housel (Room 272)
    1:00 – 1:45pm Starfleet – Beam Up! (Room 275)
    1:00 – 1:45pm Zenescope: Grimm Fairy Tales Gets Busy And Animated In 2013 (Room 279)
    2:00 – 2:45pm Kevin Sorbo Q&A (Room 272)
    2:00 – 2:45pm 50 Years In The Tardis: The Many Faces Of Doctor Who (Room 275)
    2:00 – 2:45pm David Mack: Creative Process Spotlight On Daredevil & Kabuki (Room 279)
    3:00 – 3:45pm Creator Spotlight: Stan Lee (Room 265)
    3:00 – 3:45pm WWE® Superstar CM Punk® Q&A (Room 272)
    3:00 – 3:45pm Getting Graphic In The Library (Room 275)
    3:00 – 3:45pm Star Trek: TNG Enterprise Bridge Restoration (Room 279)
    4:00 – 4:45pm Stan Lee Heroes And Psychology (Room 265)
    4:00 – 4:45pm Jason David Frank: Power Ranger Q&A (Room 272)
    4:00 – 4:45pm From Concept To Page (Room 275)
    4:00 – 5:45pm Silver Circle Screening And Q&A (Room 279)
    5:00 – 5:45pm Creator Spotlight: Kevin Eastman (Room 272)
    5:00 – 5:45pm Saving The Day: Ghostbusters Propping And Franchising (Room 275)
    5:30 – 7:00pm Star Trek: The Next Generation 25th Anniversary Reunion – Paid Event (Room 265)
    6:00 – 8:00pm Vice Screening W/Introduction By Michael Madsen (Room 272)
    6:00 – 6:45pm Grimm Fairy Tales: What Your Mother Didn’t Tell You (Room 275)
    6:00 – 6:45pm Artists Of The New 52 With Greg Capullo, Jesus Saiz & Ethan Van Sciver (Room 279)
    7:00pm – 9:00pm Wizard World Adult Costume Contest (Room 265 / Cosplay Parade, Final Round & Winners Announced At The Metropolitan: 310 Andrew Higgins Dr.)
    7:00 – 7:45pm The End Of The World Is Only The Beginning: Preparing For The Zombie Apocalypse (Room 279)
    9:00pm – 2:00am Wizard World Masquerade Party (Metropolitan: 310 Andrew Higgins Dr.)

    Sunday, December 2
    11:00 – 11:45am John De Lancie Q&A (Room 265)
    11:00 – 11:45am Storytelling With Michael Golden: Taking It To The Next Level (Room 279)
    12:00 – 12:45pm Michael Madsen Q&A (Room 265)
    12:00 – 12:45pm Breaking In Without Breaking Ties (Room 279)
    1:00 – 1:45pm The Walking Dead Q&A W/Norman Reedus, Michael Rooker And Jon Bernthal (Room 265)
    1:00 – 1:45pm Hound Kids Presents Border-Pups: Crashbat And Super Space Sheriffs Book Reading (Room 272)
    1:00 – 1:45pm Creator Spotlight: Greg Capullo (Room 279)
    2:00 – 2:45pm Levar Burton, Marina Sirtis And Brent Spiner Q&A (Room 265)
    2:00 – 2:45pm Wizard World Kids Costume Contest (Room 272)
    2:00 – 2:45pm Creator Spotlight: The Adams Family (Room 279)
    3:00 – 3:45pm Batman And Psychology (Room 265)
    3:00 – 3:45pm Meet The 501st Legion (Room 272)
    3:00 – 3:45pm Creator Spotlight: Ethan Van Sciver (Room 279)
    4:00 – 4:45pm Kenny Klein In Concert (Room 272)

    *Seating for panels is strictly limited and available on a first served basis. each room will be cleared before panels.

    Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, produced by Wizard World, Inc. (WIZD.PK), will bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, comics, toys, video gaming, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more.  Admission is free for kids 10 and under, and Sunday, Dec. 2, is “Kids Day,” with an array of programming specially designed for children.

    Event hours are Friday, Nov. 30, 4-8 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 1, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    For more on the 2012 Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/home-neworleans.html.

    About Wizard World:
    Wizard World produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking. The events often feature celebrities from movies and TV, artists and writers, and events such as premieres, gaming tournaments, panels, and costume contests.

    The full event schedule can be found at www.wizardworld.com.

    ***** SAVE THE 2012-13 DATES *****
    November 30 – December 2, 2012 – Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con
    February 22-24, 2013 – Wizard World Portland Comic Con
    May 30 – June 2, 2013 – Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con
    August 8-11, 2013 – Wizard World Chicago Comic Con
    September 20-22, 2013 – Wizard World Ohio Comic Con
    November 22-24, 2013 – Wizard World Austin Comic Con

    Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con 2012 Loses Stewart and Anderson, Gains de Lancie and Eastman

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    John de Lancie Q

    Press Release:

    John De Lancie of ‘Star Trek’ and Kevin Eastman, ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Co-Creator, Added To Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con Celebrity Lineup, Nov. 30 – Dec. 2

    De Lancie Seventh ‘TNG’ Star For 25th Reunion At New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center; Stewart, Anderson Will Not Attend

    NEW YORK and NEW ORLEANS, November 13, 2012 – John de Lancie, who portrayed “Q” on several iterations of the legendary “Star Trek” franchise, and Kevin Eastman, co-creator of the wildly popular “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” have been added to the roster of guests attending Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, Nov. 30 – Dec. 2, 2012, at New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.  De Lancie joins six other “Star Trek: The Next Generation” cast members in the 25th reunion of the iconic TV series.

    Both are scheduled to attend all three days, will meet fans, sign autographs and pose for photo ops.  De Lancie will be part of the Star Trek: TNG special programming, and Eastman will discuss ‘TMNT’ in an interactive Q&A session.

    Additionally, Wizard World has announced that Patrick Stewart has canceled his New Orleans Comic Con appearance due to filming in Winnipeg, and that Gillian Anderson will also no longer be attending.

    Along with de Lancie and Eastman, comics legend Stan Lee, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” starEliza DushkuReservoir Dogs headliner Michael Madsen and WWE® Superstar CM Punk® top the standout lineup of celebrities scheduled to attend the event.  They will be joined by an All-Star collection of well-known artists and a variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions in the final event on Wizard World’s 2012 calendar.

    In addition to de Lancie, members of the ‘TNG’ cast reuniting in New Orleans include Jonathan Frakes (Commander William T. Riker), LeVar Burton (Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge), Michael Dorn (Lieutenant Worf), Marina Sirtis (Counselor Deanna Troi), Brent Spiner (Lt. Commander Data) and Gates McFadden (Dr. Beverly Crusher).

    De Lancie has been active in screen and television roles since 1977.  Although he is best known for his recurring role as “Q,” de Lancie has an impressive background within the entertainment industry. Among his many acclaimed stunts are the production and acting in several audio dramas based on classic science fiction stories for the production company Alien Voices, which he founded with Leonard Nimoy.

    Eastman, who also owns, edits and publishes the magazine “Heavy Metal,” created what began as a self-published comic and would go on to be a huge, worldwide phenomenon in the 1980s along with Peter Laird.  It wasn’t long until “TMNT” was everywhere, spawning numerous TV series, a set of live-action movies and innumerable toys, games and other merchandise, even a concert tour.

    Eastman adds to a standout lineup of superstar comic creators which includes Eisner Award Hall of Famer Neal Adams (“Batman,” “Green Lantern”), Eisner nominees Ethan Van Sciver(“Firestorm,” “Green Lantern”), David Mack (“Kabuki,” “Daredevil”), Jesus Saiz(“Resurrection Man,” “Birds of Prey”) and Ron Garney (“Captain America,” “Wolverine”), “Zombie King” Arthur Suydam (“Marvel Zombies,” “Army of Darkness”) and Michael Golden (“Hulk,” “Daredevil”) leading the way.

    Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, produced by Wizard World, Inc. (WIZD.PK), will bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, comics, toys, video gaming, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more.  Admission is free for kids 10 and under, and Sunday, December 2, is “Kids Day,” an array of programming specially designed for children.

    Event hours are Friday, Nov. 30, 4-8 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 1, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    For more on the 2012 Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/home-neworleans.html.

    About Wizard World:
    Wizard World produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking. The events often feature celebrities from movies and TV, artists and writers, and events such as premieres, gaming tournaments, panels, and costume contests.

    The full event schedule can be found at www.wizardworld.com.

    ***** SAVE THE 2012-13 DATES *****
    November 30 – December 2, 2012 – Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con
    February 22-24, 2013 – Wizard World Portland Comic Con
    May 30 – June 2, 2013 – Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con
    August 8-11, 2013 – Wizard World Chicago Comic Con
    September 20-22, 2013 – Wizard World Ohio Comic Con
    November 22-24, 2013 – Wizard World Austin Comic Con

    Greg Capullo, Neal Adams, Ethan Van Sciver, Ron Garney Among Creators to Attend Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con 2012

    November 6, 2012 by  
    Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Louisiana, Top Stories

    Art of Neal Adams

    Press Release:

    Greg Capullo, Neal Adams, Ethan Van Sciver, Ron Garney Among Top Comics Creators To Attend Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, Nov. 30 – Dec. 2

    Greg Horn, Phil Jimenez, Michael Golden, Jesus Saiz, David Mack, Arthur Suydam Also Featured At New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

    NEW YORK and NEW ORLEANS, November 6, 2012 – Superstar artists Greg Capullo (“Batman,” “Spawn”),Neal Adams (“Green Lantern,” “X-Men”), Ethan Van Sciver (“Action Comics,” “Flash”) and Ron Garney (“Ultimate Captain America,” “Wolverine”) are a few of the nearly 150 top comics creators scheduled to attend Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, Nov. 30 – Dec. 2 at New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.  The top-flight Artist Alley complements a strong celebrity roster which includes comics legend Stan Lee and seven members of the “Star Trek: The Next Generation”) cast, headed by Sir Patrick Stewart.

    Other well-known artists at New Orleans Comic Con include Greg Horn (“Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark,” “Wonder Woman”), Phil Jimenez (“Captain America Corps,” “Fairest”), Michael Golden (“Batman,” “Star Wars”),Jesus Saiz (“Resurrection Man,” “Birds of Prey”), David Mack (“Kabuki,” “Daredevil”) and Marvel “Zombie King”Arthur Suydam (“Marvel Zombies,” “Army of Darkness”).  Some of the top local Louisiana talent will also be on display, with New Orleans’ Kody Chamberlain (“Sweets: A New Orleans Crime Story,” “30 Days of Night”) and Lafayette’s Rob Guillory (“Chew”) atop the list.

    Eisner Award winners attending New Orleans Comic Con are Garney, Guillory, Lee (Hall of Fame), Adams (Hall of Fame) and Janet Lee (“Return of the Dapper Men”).  Eisner nominees include Mack, Van Sciver, Billy Tucci (“Birds of Prey,” “Sgt. Rock”), Jeremy Whitley (“Order of Dagonet,” “Princeless”) and Eliza Frye (“The Lady’s Murder,” “Lucky House”).

    In addition to Lee, Stewart and the “TNG” cast, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” star Eliza Dushku, Reservoir Dogsheadliner Michael Madsen and WWE® Superstar CM Punk® top the celebrity lineup.  A variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions will also take place at the final event on Wizard World’s 2012 calendar.

    Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, produced by Wizard World, Inc. (WIZD.PK), will bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, comics, toys, video gaming, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more.  Admission is free for kids 10 and under, and Sunday, December 2, is “Kids Day,” an array of programming specially designed for children.

    For more on the 2012 Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/home-neworleans.html.

    About Wizard World:
    Wizard World produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking. The events often feature celebrities from movies and TV, artists and writers, and events such as premieres, gaming tournaments, panels, and costume contests.

    The full event schedule can be found at www.wizardworld.com.

    ***** SAVE THE 2012-13 DATES *****
    November 30 – December 2, 2012 – Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con
    February 22-24, 2013 – Wizard World Portland Comic Con
    May 30 – June 2, 2013 – Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con
    August 8-11, 2013 – Wizard World Chicago Comic Con
    September 20-22, 2013 – Wizard World Ohio Comic Con
    November 22-24, 2013 – Wizard World Austin Comic Con

    Power Rangers Star Jason David Frank to Attend Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con 2012

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    Jason David Frank

    Press Release:

    Power Up! Jason David Frank To Attend Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, Nov. 30 – Dec. 2

    Joins Headliners Patrick Stewart, Stan Lee, Eliza Dushku, Michael Madsen, WWE® Superstar CM Punk®, Gillian Anderson, Many Others At New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

    NEW YORK and NEW ORLEANS, October 16, 2012 – Best known for his role as “Tommy Oliver” in the long-running TV show “Power Rangers,” Jason David Frank will morph his way to Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, Nov. 30 – Dec. 2, 2012, at New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.  Frank, also a highly accomplished and respected martial artist with 34 years experience, will sign autographs, meet fans, pose for photos and conduct an interactive Q&A panel.

    Frank morphed into a series of different rangers over the years: “Mighty Morphin Green and White,” “Red Zeo,” “Red Turbo,” and then returned in 2004 as the “Black DinoThunder Ranger.”  All in all, “Tommy” appeared in more episodes than any other character, 225 in total, and appeared in both full-length movies, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers The Movie (1995) and Turbo (1997).

    In addition to owning/operating Rising Sun Karate and MMA, with two schools in Texas and one in California, Frank has taken on several small and big screen roles with his most recent being The One Warrior, an action/fantasy film which also stars James Russo and Dominic Keating.  In the story, the character of The One Warrior finds himself in a mythical world where he must destroy the Evil Lord Shoukata.

    Frank joins such stars as “Star Trek: The Next Generation” actor Sir Patrick Stewart, comics legendStan Lee, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” star Eliza DushkuReservoir Dogs headliner Michael Madsen,WWE® Superstar CM Punk® and “X-Files’” Gillian Anderson atop the standout lineup of celebrities scheduled to the event.  They will be accompanied by an All-Star collection of well-known artists and a variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions in the final event on Wizard World’s 2012 calendar.

    Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, produced by Wizard World, Inc. (WIZD.PK), will bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, comics, toys, video gaming, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more.  Admission is free for kids 10 and under, and Sunday, December 2, is “Kids Day,” an array of programming specially designed for children.

    For more on the 2012 Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/home-neworleans.html.

    About Wizard World:
    Wizard World produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking. The events often feature celebrities from movies and TV, artists and writers, and events such as premieres, gaming tournaments, panels, and costume contests.

    The full event schedule can be found at www.wizardworld.com.

    ***** SAVE THE 2012-13 DATES *****
    September 28-30, 2012 – Wizard World Ohio Comic Con
    October 26-28, 2012 – Wizard World Austin Comic Con
    November 30 – December 2, 2012 – Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con
    February 22-24, 2013 – Wizard World Portland Comic Con
    May 30 – June 2, 2013 – Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con
    August 8-11, 2013 – Wizard World Chicago Comic Con

    LA – The Kingdom Signing

    Jason Bienvenu, local comic creator of indie comic The Kingdom, signs with Kody Chamberlain (Sweets) and Rob Guillory (Chew) on Saturday October 13th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.

    Geekdrunk.com will be hosting the event with giveaways and a live podcast!

    RSVP on Facebook!

    And Books Too
    3315 Johnston Street, Lafayette, LA 70506

    Six More Star Trek: TNG Cast Members Sign Up to Join Patrick Stewart at Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con 2012

    Star Trek TNG Cast

    Press Release:

    ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ 25-Year Reunion Set for Wizard World New Orleans As Main Cast Members Join Patrick Stewart, Nov. 30 – Dec. 2

    Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Marina Sirtis, Brent Spiner, Gates McFadden Added To Celebration At New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

    NEW YORK and NEW ORLEANS, October 3, 2012 – It has been 25 years since “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” hit the air.  Now, seven main members of that historic show will reunite as Patrick Stewart (Captain Jean-Luc Picard), Jonathan Frakes (Commander William T. Riker), LeVar Burton (Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge), Michael Dorn (Lieutenant Worf), Marina Sirtis (Counselor Deanna Troi), Brent Spiner (Lt. Commander Data) and Gates McFadden (Dr. Beverly Crusher) will attend Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, Nov. 30 – Dec. 2 at New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

    The series, which ran for seven seasons from 1987 through 1994, garnered 18 daytime Emmys and was a hugely successful follow-up to the original “Star Trek” from two decades earlier.  The seven stars are also scheduled to appear at this month’s Austin Comic Con in what would be the first gathering of the group in the U.S. since “TNG” first aired.

    Stewart is scheduled to appear on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 1-2, while the rest of the cast is slotted for attendance all three days.  Weekend fans will have the unique opportunity to pose for a photo op with all seven actors.

    Other standouts on the Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con celebrity roster include comics legend Stan Lee, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” star Eliza Dushku,Reservoir Dogs headliner Michael Madsen and WWE® Superstar CM Punk®.  They will be joined by an All-Star collection of well-known artists and a variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions in the final event on Wizard World’s 2012 calendar.

    Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, produced by Wizard World, Inc. (WIZD.PK), will bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, comics, toys, video gaming, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more.  Admission is free for kids 10 and under, and Sunday, Dec. 2, is “Kids Day,” filled with an array of programming specially designed for children.

    For more on the 2012 Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/home-neworleans.html.

    About Wizard World:
    Wizard World produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking. The events often feature celebrities from movies and TV, artists and writers, and events such as premieres, gaming tournaments, panels, and costume contests.

    The full event schedule can be found at www.wizardworld.com.

    ***** SAVE THE 2012-13 DATES *****
    October 26-28, 2012 – Wizard World Austin Comic Con
    November 30 – December 2, 2012 – Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con
    February 22-24, 2013 – Wizard World Portland Comic Con
    May 30 – June 2, 2013 – Wizard World Philadelphia Comic

    The X-Files Star Gillian Anderson Joins Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con 2012

    Gillian Anderson

    Press Release:

    The Truth Is Out There:  ‘The X-Files’ Star Gillian Anderson Joins Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con

    Joins Patrick Stewart, Stan Lee, Eliza Dushku, Michael Madsen, WWE® Superstar CM Punk®, Others At New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

    NEW YORK and NEW ORLEANS, September 25, 2012 – Viewers of “The X-Files” were told to “Trust No One” and to “Deny Everything.”  Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con attendees, on the other hand, can trust that Gillian Anderson, who starred as “Agent Dana Scully” in the popular Fox TV show, will be appearing at Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, and confirm that she will be attending on Saturday, December 1, and Sunday, December 2, at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

    Anderson an award-winning film, television, and theatre actress whose other credits include the ill-fated socialite “Lily Bart” in Terence Davies’ masterpiece The House of Mirth (2000) and “Lady Dedlock” in the very successful BBC production of Charles Dickens’ “Bleak House.”

    In 2003, she won the Whatsonstage.com Theatregoers’ Choice Best Actress Award for her West End debut in Michael Weller’s two-hander “What the Night Is For.” The following year, she starred in Rebecca Gilman’s play “The Sweetest Swing in Baseball” which ran at London’s Royal Court Theatre from March 25 through May 15, 2004. From May 14 through July 18, 2009, she played Nora in a new version of Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House” at the Donmar Warehouse in London. She received a Laurence Olivier Nomination for her performance.

    Anderson joins “Star Trek: The Next Generation” actor Sir Patrick Stewart, comics legend Stan Lee, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” star Eliza DushkuReservoir Dogs headliner Michael Madsen and WWE® Superstar CM Punk® atop the standout lineup of celebrities scheduled to attend the event, Nov. 30 – Dec. 2.  An All-Star collection of well-known artists and a variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions will also be on hand in the final event on Wizard World’s 2012 calendar.

    Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, produced by Wizard World, Inc. (WIZD.PK), will bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, comics, toys, video gaming, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more.  Admission is free for kids 10 and under, and Sunday, December 2, is “Kids Day,” an array of programming specially designed for children.

    For more on the 2012 Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/home-neworleans.html.

    About Wizard World:
    Wizard World produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking. The events often feature celebrities from movies and TV, artists and writers, and events such as premieres, gaming tournaments, panels, and costume contests.

    The full event schedule can be found at www.wizardworld.com.

    ***** SAVE THE 2012-13 DATES *****
    September 28-30, 2012 – Wizard World Ohio Comic Con
    October 26-28, 2012 – Wizard World Austin Comic Con
    November 30 – December 2, 2012 – Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con
    February 22-24, 2013 – Wizard World Portland Comic Con
    May 30 – June 2, 2013 – Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con
    August 8-11, 2013 – Wizard World Chicago Comic Con

    Patrick Stewart, Stan Lee, Eliza Dushku, Michael Madsen, and CM Punk Lead Guest List for Wizard World New Orleans 2012

    September 19, 2012 by  
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    Stan Lee

    Press Release:

    Patrick Stewart, Stan Lee, Eliza Dushku, Michael Madsen, WWE® Superstar CM Punk® Lead Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con Celebrity Roster, Nov. 30 – Dec. 2

    Also To Feature Dean Cain, Michael Rooker, Jon Bernthal, Superstar Artists Greg Capullo, Neal Adams, Many Others At New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

    NEW YORK and NEW ORLEANS, September 18, 2012 – “Star Trek: The Next Generation” actor Sir Patrick Stewart, comics legend Stan Lee, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” star Eliza Dushku, Reservoir Dogs headliner Michael Madsen and WWE® Superstar CM Punk® top the standout lineup of celebrities scheduled to attend Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, Nov. 30 – Dec. 2, 2012, at New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.  They will be joined by an All-Star collection of well-known artists and a variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions in the final event on Wizard World’s 2012 calendar.

    Stewart and Lee will appear on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 1-2, while Dushku and Punk are scheduled to attend on Saturday and Madsen all three days.

    Other headliners on the Wizard World New Orleans roster include Dean Cain (“Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,” “90210”), Michael Rooker (“The Walking Dead,” Henry), Jon Bernthal (“The Walking Dead,” Night at the Museum), Kevin Sorbo (“Hercules, The Legendary Journeys,” “Andromeda”) and the Boondock Saints trio of Norman Reedus, Sean Patrick Flanery and David Della Rocco.

    The lineup of superstar comic creators in New Orleans is also impressive, with Eisner Award Hall of Famer Neal Adams (“Batman,” “Green Lantern”), Eisner nominees J.G. Jones (“Final Crisis,” “Wanted”), Ethan Van Sciver (“Firestorm,” “Green Lantern”) and Ron Garney (“Captain America,” “Wolverine”), Phil Jimenez (“Spider-Man,” “X-Men”) and Michael Golden (“Hulk,” “Daredevil”) leading the way.

    Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, produced by Wizard World, Inc. (WIZD.PK), will bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, comics, toys, video gaming, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more.  Admission is free for kids 10 and under, and Sunday, December 2, is “Kids Day,” an array of programming specially designed for children.

    For more on the 2012 Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/home-neworleans.html.

    About Wizard World:
    Wizard World produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking. The events often feature celebrities from movies and TV, artists and writers, and events such as premieres, gaming tournaments, panels, and costume contests.

    The full event schedule can be found at www.wizardworld.com.

    ***** SAVE THE 2012-13 DATES *****
    September 28-30, 2012 – Wizard World Ohio Comic Con
    October 26-28, 2012 – Wizard World Austin Comic Con
    November 30 – December 2, 2012 – Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con
    February 22-24, 2013 – Wizard World Portland Comic Con
    May 30 – June 2, 2013 – Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con
    August 8-11, 2013 – Wizard World Chicago Comic Con

    MechaCon Returns to New Orleans in September 2012

    Press Release:

    MechaCon returns to New Orleans, La. in September!

    Louisiana’s Largest & Longest-running Fandom Event

    MechaConNEW ORLEANS – After seven successful annual conventions since 2005, MechaCon returns to the Hilton New Orleans Riverside on the weekend of September 7-9, 2012 with an all-new event dubbed MechaCon VIII.

    Centrally located along the I-10 corridor between San Antonio, Texas and Jacksonville, Florida, New Orleans will again serve as the host city for MechaCon. Being a convention held in the “Crescent City,” MechaCon is easily accessible for fans from not only Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi and Alabama, but also for fans from the entire southeastern United States region, ranging from the Carolinas to Oklahoma.

    Confirmed attendees at previous MechaCons included fans from all over North America, including areas as far away as Mexico, Canada, Washington state, California, New York and more, making MechaCon a well-attended event from all fronts.

    MechaCon presents a broad range of entertainment in their 2012 schedule. The event proudly offers a variety of electronic gaming opportunities in their 24-hour Electronic Gaming Room ranging from MechCorps’ Battletech simulator pods to Zero Limits Arcade’s cabinet games to Supercon 2K Series’ console gaming and tournaments. MechaCon is also excited to welcome back New Orleans’ own +1 Gaming to their table-top gaming lineup. Looking for something a little more physically involved? Sleeping Samurai returns with 24-hour interactive foam-based combat entertainment. In addition, MechaCon also offers a variety of events including their Formal/Semi-formal Opening Ceremonies Dinner, MechaCon’s Red Carpet Affair ball, the annual Cosplay Competition, musical concert, MechaCon House Party, Cosplay Chess and the annual Charity Auction benefitting the NOLA Japan Quake Fund. For the merchandise and artistic-minded, MechaCon offers a large Dealer’s Room, where attendees can pu rchase a variety of fandom-related merchandise, and a sizeable Artists Alley, where artisans present their work to attendees for purchase and fan groups share the latest and greatest from their respective fandoms.

    Also slated for the 2012 convention is an impressive lineup of voice and entertainment industry guests including Richard Epcar, Todd Haberkorn, Samantha Inoue-Harte, Jonathan Klein, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, Vic Mignogna, Daran Norris, Wendy Powell & Ellyn Stern. MechaCon will also be a return stop on Harmony Gold’s Robotech Convention Tour 2012, where MechaCon welcomes Robotech back for the latest news on the ongoing domestic anime phenomenon.

    MechaCon is also proud to present Jason David Frank, best known for his role as Tommy Oliver in the long-running TV show POWER RANGERS, as a featured guest. Jason morphed into a series of different rangers over the years: Mighty Morphin’ Green and White, Red Zeo, Red Turbo, and then returned in 2004 as the Black Dino Thunder Ranger. All in all, ‘Tommy’ appeared in more episodes than any other character, 225 in total, and appeared in both full-length movies, MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS: THE MOVIE (1995) and TURBO: A POWER RANGERS MOVIE (1997).

    For more on MechaCon VIII, including specific event and charity auction information, please visit www.mechacon.com. Pre-registration ends on August 1, 2012

    About MechaCon
    MechaCon™ is an anime & fandom convention created and organized under Sennin Productions, LLC™ . Sennin Productions, LLC™ has been an established company since October 2004.

    Scene on Video: “Superheroes Invade New Orleans Comic Con”

    January 30, 2012 by  
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    Lou Ferrigno

    A reporter from WGNO talks to Lou Ferrigno and more at the Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con.

     

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