Wizard World Comic Con Pittsburgh Added To Largest Pop Culture Convention Schedule, September 11-13, 2015
Company Acquires Event at David L. Lawrence Convention Center from Founder Renee George; 25 Shows Now On 2015 Calendar
PITTSBURGH, January 20, 2015 – Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) today announced the addition of Wizard World Comic Con Pittsburgh to its 2015 schedule, bringing the current number of events during the year to 25. Wizard World acquired the event, set for September 11-13 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, an SMG managed facility, from founder and longtime owner Renee George.
Celebrity and comics creator guests and other details about the event will be announced in the coming weeks.
“We are excited to have acquired the long-standing and popular Pittsburgh Comicon from Renee,” said John Macaluso, Wizard World CEO. “We are excited to inject the Wizard World flavor in the Pittsburgh market, a city we’ve been wanting to expand to for many years. We are looking forward to seeing all our fans in September!”
“I am pleased that Wizard World will be able to continue the two-decade tradition of our show,” said George. “It’s a great opportunity for all of our loyal attendees in the area to take part in an even bigger event with more of what they have enjoyed for many years.”
“You will see the Pittsburgh Comicon Staff at the David Lawrence Center bringing our family friendly atmosphere to downtown Pittsburgh,” added George. “Our family and friends will continue to run the charity events, including Charity Quick Sketch & the Make-A-Wish Auction. All current contracts between the Pittsburgh Comicon & exhibitors or artists will be honored at this show. The Pittsburgh fans have been asking for bigger and better media guests and Wizard World will be able to provide that for them.”
With the addition of Wizard World Comic Con Pittsburgh, the largest-ever schedule of pop culture conventions will include at least 11 new events in 10 new venues. Longstanding events in Philadelphia and Chicago are among the 14 returning shows from last year.
Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, cosplay, comics, television, sci-fi, toys, video gaming, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Wizard World Comic Con Pittsburgh show hours are Friday, Sept. 11, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 12, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; and Sunday, Sept. 13, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wizard World Comic Con Pittsburgh is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed – will roam the convention floor.
For more on the 2015 Wizard World Comic Con Pittsburgh, visit http://wizd.me/PittsburghPR.
About Wizard World
Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD) produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, television, cosplay, comics, graphic novels, toys, video gaming, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A’s, the Wizard World Film Festival, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Wizard World also produces socialcon featuring social media stars and will be launching ConTV, a digital media channel in partnership with leading independent content distributor Cinedigm™ (NASDAQ: CIDM).
Wizard World 2015 schedule available at: http://wizd.me/PRSchedule2015.
James O’Barr, Creator Of The Crow, To Attend Steel City Con!
The Steel City Con is proud to announce this very special and rare appearance of James O’Barr.
James is American graphic artist, best known as the creator of the comic book series THE CROW. The Crow was eventually adapted to the very popular and iconic film. James recently acknowledged that he is helping write the script for the new reboot of The Crow, along with screenwriter Cliff Dorfman..
James O’Barr will be available for signings and photo ops the weekend of the show. Don’t miss this rare opportunity. Please go to http://www.steelcitycon.com for all the details.
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Friday-Sunday April 3-5th 2015SHOW HOURS:
Friday – 4pm-9pm
Saturday – 10AM-7pm
Sunday – 10AM – 5PM
LOCATION: The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center – 100 Station Avenue, Oaks, PA 19456
5,000+ FREE PARKING spots onsite!
100,000+ sqft of Vintage – Current Comic books, Toys, Games, Celebrities, Memorabilia and more! Door Prizes Each Day!
Buffy the Vampire Slayer:
Angel/Agents of Shield:
Movie and TV Propmaster – Ken Palkow!
The Walking Dead:
Former Wrester – Brimstone!
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Steve Peters and Bianca Alu-Marr sign at Brave New Worlds on Saturday, January 31, 2015 from noon till 5:00 PM!
Brave New Worlds
433 West Moreland Rd Willow Grove, PA 19090
IT’S MORPHIN’ TIME AT THE GREAT PHILADELPHIA COMIC CON: POWER RANGER REUNION PLANNED FOR APRIL 3-5TH SHOW!
Austin St. John, first leader of the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers; Walter Jones, the first Black Ranger; David Yost, the First Blue Ranger, David Fielding, aka Zordon – founder of the Rangers, Kerrigan Mahan and Barbara Goodson – villains Gordon and Rita Repulsa respectively, will be making their first group show appearance in Pennsylvania at the inaugural Great Philadelphia Comic Con.
JANUARY 13,2015, DELAWARE VALLEY, PA- The Great Philadelphia Comic Con (GPCC) arrives on April 3-5th, 2015. The GPCC is the largest independent comic & pop culture convention in eastern Pennsylvania and is being hosted by the same organization which has run The Great Allentown Comic Con for the past 5 years to much fan enjoyment.
The show welcomes Austin St. John (Jason Lee Scott on the popular Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers series). He starred in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers for 79 episodes from 1993-94, ending with the episode “Opposites Attract” (though Jason continued to be featured via body doubles, voice doubles, and stock footage before being written off in “The Power Transfer”). However, since that time he has spent his time as an EMT both in Afghanistan and in Washington, DC. After a multi year absence from the convention circuit Austin is f1nally attending conventions and meeting with Power Rangers fans; He has literally gone from TV superhero to real world hero.
Fellow Power Ranger alumni joining him will include:
Walter Jones (Zack Taylor on the popular Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers series) who starred in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers for 82 episodes from 1993-94,ending with the episode “Zedd’s Monster Mash”. Since that time he has had success as a world champion salsa dancer,and represented the United States in the 1992 Olympic Closing Ceremonies.
David Yost (Billy Cranston on the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers series) who completed over 200 episodes of the series and starred in the feature film Power Rangers: the Movie will be joining as well.
Karan Ashley (Aisha Campbell, the second Yellow Ranger in Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers series) replacing the late ThuyTrang (Trini Kwan). Staying on for two years, Ashley left the show in 1996.
David J. Fielding (Zordon,the founding creator in Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers series) A writer and an actor, he originated the role of Zordon on the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers television series, with his pre-f1lmed scenes being used for some years.
Barbara Goodson (Rita Repulsa,the primary villainess in Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers series and films) In addition to her iconic role as the main villain Barbara is best known mostly for her versatility in voicing original and dubbed cartoons, with over 100 anime or cartoon characters to her credit.
Kerrigan Mahan (Goldar, the primary henchman under the command of Rita Repulsa and Lord Zedd in Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers series) His most famous and sustaining role to date was the ever popular and fearsome, original evil space alien, Goldar, however he was also one of the pioneers of the resurgence of anime in the mid-80s,voicing numerous key roles in popular films and shows at the time.
Other talents highly regarded in the Pop Culture realm making an appearance include popular comic book artists such as Mark Morales, JK Woodward, Mark McKenna and Ande Parks to name a few. In addition, multiple actors from popular shows such as Buffy The Vampire Slayer,Angel, Arrow,The Walking Dead, Agents of Shield,Star Trek, and more to be announced!
Making a fun debut will be an exclusive trading card set,to be collected during the show. The cards will be available at various tables throughout the showroom, highlighting guests appearing at the show from Artists to Celebrities, and fans will be encouraged to collect the set throughout the weekend. As always we encourage families to bring their children,who have free admission (12 and under) and all participants in the Children’s Cosplay event are guaranteed a prize!
The Great Philadelphia Comic Con! thanks Galactic Productions LLC for the assistance in providing all the Power Ranger related Guests appearing at the show.
Details on the Show- April 3-5th,2015:
The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
100 Station Ave. Oaks PA
Friday 4PM -9PM Saturday 1OAM-7PM Sunday 1OAM- 5PM
3-Day Weekend Passes are: $40.00 before February 9,2015. February 9, 2015 passes will be $49.95 online and $55 at the door. VIP and Special Access Passes are available, as well as single day admissions, please visit our website for cost and details.
FREE for children 12 years-old and under accompanied with an adult; 20% discount to all who arrive in costume! There will also be costume contests for all ages, with judges to be announced soon!
For additional information (or for interview requests,sample images, etc), contact Showrunner Christopher Wertz or visit www.philadelphiacomiccon.com.
About The Great Philadelphia Comic Con!– The Largest Independent Pop-Culture Comic Convention in North-East Pennsylvania comes to the Philadelphia Areal Great Conventions LLC is dedicated to producing celebrations of comics and popular culture by providing unique access to talented artists and a family-friendly experience for fans. Founded in 2010 with The Great Allentown Comic Con (GACC) we are pleased to bring our unique brand of show to fans. Our show motto “Get UR Geek On!” represents in part the recognition of the diverse and unique nature of our fans, and events where they can come express themselves -be they fans of Comics, Movies, TY, Anime,Gaming, Cosplay or more.
Nittany Con 3 debuts on SUNDAY, March 29th, 2015, at the Quality Inn on Rt. 150 N. in Milesburg, PA (Exit 158 off Rt. 80), 10 am to 4 pm!
*LOW Admission Price for Adults and Teens means YOU have MORE to SPEND in the climate-controlled Dealers’ Room on TENS of THOUSANDS of COMICS (Golden Age to Present), Toys, Action Figures, DVDs, Novelties and other Comics Collectibles!
*Free, Free, FREE!: FREE Admission for Kids 12-and-Under! FREE Parking for Con attendees in the hotel parking lot! FREE Comics for the First 100 patrons through the door! FREE Comics’ Education via the College of Comic-book Knowledge..!
*Great DOOR PRIZES: Nittany Con $howca$h (use these faux banknotes like REAL cash anywhere in the Dealers’ Room), Mystery Give-Away Box (over $100 value inside)…plus Other Surprises all day long!
*Special EVENTS: our popular Cosplay Costume Conrest returns (prizes for the winners!)…along with our Annual Charity Auction (for a Worthy-Cause-to-be-Announced)! Be sure to check the Nittany Con Facebook Page for weekly updates…!
*Guest CREATORS in attendance! The Keystone State’s most exciting cutting-edge Comic Art Talents will be out in force: greeting fans, signing autographs, selling original art, sketches, and special publications! E-mail us for the latest updates…or look for our postings on ConventionScene.com or the Nittany Con Facebook Page. The Guest List is always finalized one week before the show! Look for announcements from now until…showtime!
*Easy ACCESS: via Rt. 150 (the Benner Pike, north-south) and Rt. 80 (from east, take Exit 158, go to bottom of ramp, make left at stop-sign, hotel on right, after Subway and McDonald’s. From west, take Exit 158, follow signs for Rt. 150 North, pass same restaurants, hotel on right.) Con hotel is just 15 miles and 20 minutes from State College, home of Penn State University.
*NITTANY CON is a co-production of Surf Pirates Productions (17 years of producing comic conventions) and Way Cool Comics of Huntingdon, PA. Comics Celebrity Appearances subject to Guest Availability. NITTANY CON is TM and (C) 2015 by Surf Pirates Productions (All Rights Reserved).
We’ve saved the BEST for the LAST Sunday in March! Be There…or Be SQUARE!
Anne Ishii, Graham Kolbeins, and Chip Kidd appear at Giovanni’s Room on Tuesday, January 20th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM to celebrate the release of Massive: Gay Erotic Manga and the Men Who Make It.
345 South 12th Street Philadelphia, PA 19107
It is the return of the Philadelphia Comic-Con on Sunday January 18th. This comic book convention is held at the Clarion Hotel (formerly the Ramada) located at 76 Industrial Highway (Route 291) in Essington, PA 19029. The hotel is conveniently located off of exit 9A from I-95. It is also close to I-76,I-476 and most bridges from New Jersey. Show hours are 10 AM to 4 PM. Admission is only $3 per person. Students of any age (including college) are admitted free with a current id. Parking is also free on premises. For those of you that do not drive Septa Bus Route 37 stops directly in front of the hotel.
It is quite a site to behold with 60+ tables at the show in the 4,500 square foot ballroom of the hotel. Dealers from 5 states setup there selling, buying and even trading with collectors. Thousands and thousands of comic books from the 1940’s to present day will be for sale at the show. Also available will be collecting supplies, graphic novels, action figures, statues, non-sportcards, dvd’s and original artwork. The show has become a fan favorite for years with people travelling up to 3 hours one way just to shop at the show.
Special guest artists this show are DC and Marvel Comics artists Darren Auck and Paris Cullins. Also setup will be web comic creator Bob Gerkin. Darren is also an instructor at the Joe Kubert School for Comic Art. Darren will be available all day for sketches and to also give advice to potential artists looking for a review of their work. Paris is now working on “WWE Superstars” written by ex-wrestler and fan favorite Mick Foley. Paris will be available all during show hours too for sketches and signatures.
Any questions about the convention can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or we can be reached by phone at 856-217-5737. Fans can also check us out on the web at www.philadelphiacomic-con.com. Or on facebook.com/PhiladelphiaComicCon.
Artists Micky Fiedler and Bob Hazell appear at Steve’s Comic Relief for their Star Wars Welcome Home Party on Wednesday January 14, 2015 from 1:00 till 7:00 pm! Come in with anything Star Wars related and receive an entry to win the party variant sketch cover, plus receive 25% off older Star Wars comics. Enter the raffle for a signed Mark Hamill plaque.
Steve’s Comic Relief
Inside Rosebush Antiques – Langhorne Square Shopping Center
1337 E Lincoln Highway, Levittown, PA 19056
JG Jones, Box Brown, James Comey, Dave Proch, Mike Sgier, Jeffro Kilpatrick, Connie Appletree, Alex Eckman-Lawn, Thomas Scioli, and many more appear at Locust Moon Comics on Wednesday December 17, 2014 at 7:00 PM to sign Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream!
Locust Moon Comics and Movies
34 South 40th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104