May-Hem Picks Up Some Big Name Guests for 2012

On top of the already announced Linda Hamilton and Kristanna Loken, spooky Empire has added the following guests to their May-Hem show Memorial Day weekend, May 25-27!

Joey Lauren Adams from Chasing amy, Mallrats, Big Daddy and Dazed and Confused!
Michael Rooker and Madison Lintz from the Walking Dead!
Holly Marie Combs and Brian Krause from Charmed
Oliver Robins from Poltergeist

More to be announced!

for more information on May-Hem, visit here!

Wizard World Anaheim 2010!

On April 16-18, 2010, while C2E2 was going on in Chicago, Gareb Shamus brought his Wizard World show to Anaheim. While I was a bit skeptical at the number of people who would attend this event due to the overwhelming talent going to C2E2, I was genuinely surprised at how well run the show was. There was something for everyone at this show, from shopping, to seeing the myriad of celebrities attending the event, to Artist Alley, where art collectors were able to snag some great art at very affordable prices. Everyone was very approachable, and even the celebrities had a good time, most taking in and enjoying their first comic convention. With the success of this show, I can only hope that Wizard World Anaheim can come by next year to hopefully bring more talent to this great show! Here’s a look at some of the highlights from this show:

Attendee line for the event.

Crowds anxiously lining up on Saturday to see the stars!

People already shopping around as soon as I got on the show floor on Friday afternoon.

Feed your inner geek!

A look at the show floor from a broader perspective. Nice and spacious.

Artist Alley. A lot of art collectors had a great time this weekend!

Todd Nauck putting the finishing touches on one of his first commissions at the show.

One of the more creative booths in Artist Alley.

Phil Jimenez debating if his sign was good enough (it was).

Phil working on a beautiful Zatanna sketch!

Simon Bisley working on a Lobo commission.

Glenn Fabry, looking through an attendee's sketchbook.

Fan favorite Rob Liefeld churning out sketches for his fans, including this sweet Lady Deadpool.

Stan "The Man" Lee signed autographs for lucky raffle winners.

Mike Mayhew sells a sketchbook at his booth in Artist Alley.

Artist Joel Gomez working on a Harley Quinn.

R2-D2 and crew hanging out. Very popular with the kids.

Adam West and Burt Ward signing for the fans. An extremely crowded line throughout the show for the original Batman and Robin!

The Batmobile!

Not to be outdown, the Mist Mobile was also parked nearby!

Brent Spiner pointing to a blanket while Levar Burton looks on. Also another crowd pleaser was the Star Trek crew, including William Shatner!

Ted Raimi signing autographs!

Up star Ed Asner walks through Artist Alley to sign at his table.

Kevin Sorbo chatting up with Jewel Staite at the show. Kinda cool watching celebrities interacting with one another.

Eureka's Neil Grayston and the lovely DeAnna Pappas pose for a picture.

And of course, what show would not be complete without booth babes and cosplay characters? Here are some of the best ones I saw:

Hula hoops rock!

Sweet Venom girls offering free drinks for attendees.

Magic!

Do you feel lucky?

Go ahead... make my day!

Where's Adam West?

Holly Marie Combs and Shannen Doherty charmed me into coming back next year!

And so did DeAnna Pappas. Hope to see you guys next year!

Anaheim “Charmed” To Add Shannen Doherty & Holly Marie Combs

Press Release:

Anaheim Comic Con “Charmed” To Add Shannen Doherty, Holly Marie Combs To Lineup

Duo Who Played Sisters on hit TV Series “Charmed” to Appear in Anaheim Saturday, April 17

NEW YORK and ANAHEIM, Calif., April 9, 2010 – Actresses Shannen Doherty and Holly Marie Combs, who both starred in the TV series “Charmed,” will appear at Anaheim Comic Con on Saturday, April 17, at the Anaheim Convention Center.

Doherty, who portrayed “Prue Halliwell” in “Charmed,” is also known for her key roles in the series “Beverly Hills, 90210,” in which she played “bad girl” “Brenda Walsh,” and the movies Heathers and Mallrats, which have become cult favorites. Doherty was recently a celebrity contestant on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” program.

Combs, who played “Piper,” the younger sister of “Prue” in “Charmed,” had earlier landed her first major role as ‘Kimberly” in “Picket Fences,” which ran for four seasons.

Anaheim Comic Con, set for April 16-18, brings together fans of comics, toys, collectibles and offers a chance to see actors, writers, artists and the best each industry has to offer.

For more Anaheim Comic Con guest and programming updates, check out our fan page ANAHEIM COMIC CON on Facebook.

Save up to 15 percent off the price of tickets by ordering your tickets in advance. Tickets are priced higher at the door.

About Wizard Entertainment:
Gareb Shamus founded Wizard Entertainment in 1991. Today, Shamus publishes consumer magazines Wizard, ToyFare, FunFare and numerous books about pop-culture’s top talent, comic books and toys. Shamus also produces a North American Comic Con tour.

Wizard World Comic Con Tour:
March 26-28, 2010, Toronto Comic Con, Direct Energy Centre
April 16-18, 2010, Anaheim Comic Con, Anaheim Convention Center
June 11-13, 2010, Philadelphia Comic Con, Pennsylvania Convention Center
August 19-22, 2010, Chicago Comic Con, Donald E. Stephens (Rosemont) Convention Center
October 1-3, 2010, New England Comic Con, John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center
October 7-10, 2010, Big Apple Comic Con, Pier 94
October 15-17, 2010, New Jersey Comic Con, New Jersey Convention and Expo Center
November 12-14, 2010, Austin Comic Con, Austin Convention Center
December 3-5, 2010, Atlanta Comic Con, Cobb Galleria Centre
March 25-27, 2011 – Toronto Comic Con
Cincinnati Comic Con, TBD
Cleveland Comic Con, TBD
Nashville Comic Con, TBD