Wizard World and Crypt TV Launch Eight-City Horror Series in 2016

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Wizard World and Crypt TV Launch Eight-City Horror Series

Hair-Raising Video Series Debuts Exclusively at Wizard World Philadelphia June 2 – 6

Crypt TVLOS ANGELES–Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB:WIZD), producer of the largest comic and pop culture convention events, and Crypt TV, the digital brand behind the most terrifying content on the web, have announced a new eight-city video showcase series that will treat Wizard World Comic Con attendees to some of the scariest video content available today.

Crypt TV, co-founded by famed horror director Eli Roth, will curate the exclusive showcase for select Wizard World Comic Con dates. The series will debut in Philadelphia on June 2nd-6th, followed by showcases at Wizard World events in Sacramento, Columbus, Chicago, Richmond, Austin, Tulsa and Pittsburgh (dates below).

“Our partnership with Crypt TV allows Wizard World to continue its commitment to creating and presenting new streams of content,” said John Maatta, President and CEO of Wizard World. “Philadelphia fans will be on the edge of their seats as they access some of the most unique and frightful programming ever at the convention.”

Crypt TV, which has over one million fans and averages over 15 million video views a month, prides itself on bringing new scary stories from talented filmmakers into the world. Crypt TV is fundamentally changing the way fans consume and celebrate genre content — in short form, on mobile, every day.

“We are so excited to partner with Wizard World and showcase Crypt TV’s content to their loyal fans” said Eli Roth, actor, director and co-founder of Crypt TV. “Wizard World is a perfect avenue to showcase our original characters and horror series, and we’re going to curate something really special for the fans.”

“There’s a lot of crossover between Wizard World fans and Crypt TV fans and I’m excited to bring our short scares to the big screen” said Jack Davis, CEO and co-founder of Crypt TV. “Wizard World has been great in helping make sure we make this a unique experience: our booth is going to have more than just exclusive content, we will have giveaways from HANNIBAL and more, available only at Wizard World.”

Crypt TV Screening Events will be held at the following Wizard World Comic Cons:

Philadelphia, PA June 2 – 6
Sacramento, CA June 17 – 19
Columbus, OH July 29 – 31
Chicago, IL Aug 18 – 21
Richmond, VA Sept 9 – 11
Austin, TX Sept 22 – 25
Tulsa, OK Oct 21 – 23
Pittsburgh, PA Nov 5 – 6

About Crypt TV

Crypt TV (http://CryptTV.com/) is a digital genre brand co-founded by Jack Davis and horror icon Eli Roth. Inspired by its motto #WeirdIsGood, Crypt creates and distributes dark, edgy and scary video content on Facebook and across its family of publisher sites. One year after launch, with 1.2 million direct social followers, and a syndication network of over 4 million unique monthly visitors on the sites in its network, Crypt TV has become the fastest growing leader in digital scares. In addition to working with the best up-and-coming filmmakers across the world, Crypt TV makes engaging original video content directly for the Top Hollywood Studios, including Universal, Fox, and Warner Brothers and has a strategic partnership with Blumhouse Productions. Crypt TV is uniting fans and creating a movement that is redefining what the future of genre content means to millennials.

About Wizard World (OTCBB:WIZD)

Wizard World, Inc. (www.wizardworld.com) 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, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Wizard World has also launched Wizard World Store (www.shopwizardworld.com), CONtv, a digital media channel in partnership with leading independent content distributor Cinedigm™ (NASDAQ: CIDM), and ComicConBox™ (www.comicconbox.com), a premium subscription-based monthly box service. Fans can interact with Wizard World on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media services.

The Wizard World 2016 schedule is available at: http://wizardworld.com/searchby/city/.

Tekken 7 Tournament 2016 Part of the Wizard World Comic Cons and Gaming Tour

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BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA INC. OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCES THE TEKKEN 7: THE KING OF THE IRON FIST TOURNAMENT 2016 FOR NORTH AMERICA

SANTA CLARA, Calif., (May 19, 2016) – Leading video game developer and publisher, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc., today announced the TEKKEN 7: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016 – North America , scheduled to hit major North American cities throughout the rest of the year in anticipation of the home console release of TEKKEN 7 .

The TEKKEN 7: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016 – North America aims to bring together the top TEKKEN players from around the country for the largest ever TEKKEN tournament in North America for a knockdown, drag-out competition through 18 different cities across the United States and Canada for bragging rights and cash prizes. The nationwide tournament series is the only place in North America for fans to get their hands on the arcade version of TEKKEN 7.

“The TEKKEN series is a cornerstone of the fighting game community and continues to evolve and advance the genre forward with each installment,” said Katsuhiro Harada, Director of TEKKEN Project at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. “I’m excited to see what the North American TEKKEN community is made of as they compete over the next seven months in the TEKKEN 7: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016 in North America.”

“The TEKKEN 7: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016 – North America series of events expands upon our tournament footprint that was set in motion earlier this year through our partnership with Wizard World Comic Cons and Gaming Tour,” said Eric Hartness, Vice President of Marketing at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. “The added reach of the TEKKEN 7: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016 – North America events will ensure that TEKKEN fans across the country will have an opportunity to experience the next chapter of the storied TEKKEN videogame franchise and compete for cash and glory.”

The TEKKEN 7: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016 – North America began on February 19, 2016 at Wizard World in Portland, OR and will continue through November 6, 2016 at the Wizard World Comic Con and Gaming Tour in Pittsburg, PA.  Tournaments will be held at Wizard World Comic Con and Gaming Tour sites and key fighting game circuit cities. Each tournament event will feature a prize pool of $3,000 with a final prize pool of $20,000 at the TEKKEN 7: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016 – North America finals. For full tournament rules and regulations please visit

https://www.bandainamcoent.com/news/tekken-tour-na .

TEKKEN 7: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016 – North America schedule and locations:

 

Date Location Event
February 19-21 Portland, OR Wizard World
March 18-20 Atlanta, GA Final Round
April 1-3 St. Louis, MO Wizard World
April 29-May 1 Des Moines, WA NorthWest Majors
May 6-8 Minneapolis, MN Wizard World
May 27-29 Chicago, IL Combo Breaker
June 2-5 Philadelphia, PA Wizard World
June 17-19 Sacramento, CA Wizard World
July 29-31 Columbus, OH Wizard World
August 18-21 Chicago, IL Wizard World
August 19-21 Philadelphia, PA Summer Jam X
September 9-11 Richmond, VA Wizard World
September 23-25 Austin, TX Wizard World
October 14-16 Southern California SoCal Regionals
October 28-30 Toronto, Canada Canada Cup
November 4-6 Pittsburgh, PA Wizard World

 

Date Location Event
TBA TBA TEKKEN 7: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016
North America Final

 

About BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc., part of BANDAI NAMCO Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive entertainment for all major video game consoles, iOS, Android, and online platforms. The company is known for creating and publishing many of the industry’s top video game franchises including PAC-MAN ®, GALAGA ®,TEKKEN ®, SOULCALIBUR ®, and ACE COMBAT ®. BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. is the premier publisher in the Western hemisphere for anime based video games including NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™, DRAGON BALL Z ®, and ONE PIECE ®. More information about the company and its products can be found at http://www.bandainamcoent.com orwww.facebook.com/BandaiNamcoUS .

About Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD)

Wizard World, Inc. ( www.wizardworld.com ) produces comic cons, gaming 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, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Wizard World has also launched Wizard World Store ( www.shopwizardworld.com ), CONtv, a digital media channel in partnership with leading independent content distributor Cinedigm™ (NASDAQ: CIDM), and ComicConBox™ ( www.comicconbox.com), a premium subscription-based monthly box service. Fans can interact with Wizard World on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media services.

Wizard World 2016 schedule available at: www.wizardworld.com/wizcon.html .

All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners.

Press Release © 2016 BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.

Roanoke Valley Comicon (October 2016)

Roanoke Valley Comicon

Convention Name
Roanoke Valley Comicon
Convention Website Address
https://www.roanokevalleycomicon.com/
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
10/22/2016
About This Convention
at website
Venue Name and Address
4420-A Electric Rd
Roanoke, VA 24018
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
100
Projected Attendance
2,500
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles

VA – House of Secrets Signing

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Author Brad Meltzer (Identity Crisis, Green Arrow) appears at Barnes & Noble on Wednesday, June 8, 2016  at 7:00 PM to sign his new thriller novel The House of Secrets!

RSVP on Facebook!

Barnes & Noble
7851 Tysons Corner Center, McLean, VA 22102

VA – Comic Logic Anniversary Signing

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Writers Justin Jordan (Luther Strode, The Spread) and John Reilly (Herald, Lovecraft & Tesla) appear at Comic Logic on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 11:00 AM to celebrate the shop’s one year anniversary!

RSVP on Facebook!

Comic Logic
44031 Ashburn Shopping Plz, #281, Ashburn, VA 20147
(703) 723-1925

VA – The Only Living Boy Signing

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David Gallaher and Steve Ellis, author and artist of The Only Living Boy, appear at Victory Comics on Sunday, April 3, 2016 from 1:00 – 4:00 PM! Steve will conduct a learn-to-draw workshop for all ages and both will be signing copies of their book.

RSVP on Facebook!

Victory Comics
586 S Washington Street, Falls Church, VA 22046
(703) 241-9393

VA Comicon (October 2016)

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Convention Name
VA Comicon
Convention Website Address
http://www.vacomicon.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
10/29/2016
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
10/30/2016
About This Convention
Come celebrate our gala 30th Anniversary event at the Richmond Raceway! Meet comic book legends Mark Waid (writer of Princess Leia), and Howard Chaykin (illustrator of Star Wars #1). Visit our website for the full list!
Venue Name and Address
Richmond Raceway Complex
600 E
Richmond, Virginia 23230
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
150
Projected Attendance
3,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Mark Waid, Howard Chaykin

VA Comicon (June 2016)

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Convention Name
VA Comicon
Convention Website Address
http://www.vacomicon.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
06/25/2016
About This Convention
Our gala 1-day Summer Show! Over 100 booths of artists and vendors!
Venue Name and Address
The Richmond Raceway
600 E Laburnum Ave.
Richmond, Virginia 23220
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
110
Projected Attendance
2,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles

VA – Rocket & Groot Signing

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Tom Angleberger appears at Barnes & Noble on Thursday April 7, 2016 at 6:00 PM  to sign Rocket & Groot: Stranded on Planet Strip Mall!

Barnes & Noble – Barracks Road Shopping Center
1035 Emmet Street Suite A, Charlottesville, VA 22903
434-984-0461

Tidewater Comicon (May 2016)

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Convention Name
Tidewater Comicon
Convention Website Address
http://www.tidewatercomicon.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
05/21/2016
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
05/22/2016
About This Convention
The fastest growing show in Virginia with Celebrity Guests, Comic Book Creators, Vehicles, Gaming, and a tremendous Vendor Hall.
Venue Name and Address
Virginia Beach Convention Center
1000 19th Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
250
Projected Attendance
16,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Gaming
Guests
Ernie Hudson, John Wesley Shipp, Karan Ashley, Steve Blum, Peter David, Jae Lee, Mike Zeck, Gerry Conway, And many more

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