David Mack Provides Wolverine And The X-Men Variant for Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con 2014

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Press Release:

Marvel Comics & Wizard World Reveal ‘Wolverine And The X-Men #1′ Exclusive Variant Cover By David Mack For St. Louis Comic Con

VIP Attendees Receive Free Copy, April 4-6; Continues Year-long Series In Which Marvel Will Offer Exclusive Books At All 16 Wizard World Shows

NEW YORK, March 3, 2014 – Marvel Comics and Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) today revealed the latest edition of its 2014 series of exclusive variant covers of the best Marvel titles with the unveiling of Wolverine And The X-Men #1, drawn by New York Times Best Selling author and artist David Mack. VIP attendees at Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con, April 4-6 at America’s Center, will receive a free copy of the limited-edition book at registration.

Mack is scheduled to be on site at the event to sign copies (autograph fees may apply). Leading professional comic grader CGC will also be on hand to accept books for grading and Signature Series.

The colored version of Wolverine And The X-Men #1 will be limited to 3,000 copies and provided free at registration to all Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con VIP attendees, including any celebrity VIP packages.

Mack’s Wolverine And The X-Men #1 follows the first three entries, Miracleman #1 and Miracleman #2, both drawn by Eisner Award Hall of Famer Neal Adams for Wizard World Portland Comic Con (Jan. 24-26) and New Orleans Comic Con (Feb. 7-9), respectively, and Wolverine #1, illustrated by noted cover artist Greg Horn, for Wizard World Sacramento Comic Con (March 7-9). Artwork is also complete for Daredevil #1 by Michael Golden for Wizard World Louisville Comic Con (March 28-30).

“We’re very excited to partner with Wizard to bring  this exclusive David Mack cover to Wolverine and the X-Men #1,” says Marvel SVP, Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “What Jason [Latour] and Mahmud [Asrar] are putting together is a very exciting series that’s sure to be a hit and we’re proud to team up with Wizard to help make the launch of the book extra special.”

Mack is the writer and artist of the Kabuki graphic novels and Daredevil from Marvel Comics and the author and artist of his children’s book The Shy Creatures from MacMillan. His work has garnered nominations for seven Eisner Awards, four International Eagle Awards, and both the Harvey and Kirby Awards in the category of Best New Talent.

“David is a favorite among Wizard World fans, and we’re honored and excited to have his take on the Wolverine vs. X-Men franchise in this collectible.” says John Macaluso, Wizard World CEO.  “This series from Marvel continues to produce high-quality books that our attendees have been anticipating at each event.”

Welcome to the Jean Grey School Of Higher Learning! The All New Marvel Now smash hit series schools with Jason Latour (Winter Soldier) and Mahmud Asrar (X-Men) leading the charge with drama, action and homework(?)!

World-famous X-Men Wolverine, Storm, and a star-studded faculty must educate the next generation all-powerful, but inexperienced mutants! But with their own lives steeped in deadly enemies and personal crises, how can the X-Men guide and educate–let alone defend–the school?

At the Jean Grey School, you never know who will enroll…or who will lead the class! And what mysterious organization waits in the shadows to destroy Wolverine’s mutant sanctuary?

These questions and more are answered in the All-New Marvel Now sure-to-be-smash, Wolverine And The X-Men #1!

For more on the 2014 Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con, go to http://www.wizardworld.com/home-stlouis.html.

About Wizard World

Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, cosplay, 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.

About Marvel Entertainment

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information, visit marvel.com.

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

Wizard World 2014-15 Schedule

March 7-9 – Wizard World Sacramento Comic Con

March 28-30 – Wizard World Louisville Comic Con

April 4-6 – Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con

May 2-4 – Wizard World Minneapolis Comic Con

May 30-June 1 – Wizard World Atlanta Comic Con

June 19-22 – Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con

August 1-3 – Wizard World San Antonio Comic Con

August 21-24 – Wizard World Chicago Comic Con

September 12-14 – Wizard World Richmond Comic Con

September 26-28 – Wizard World Nashville Comic Con

October 2-4 – Wizard World Austin Comic Con

October 31-November 2 – Wizard World Ohio Comic Con

November 7-9 – Wizard World Tulsa Comic Con

November 21-23 – Wizard World Reno Comic Con

January 9-11, 2015 – Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con

January 23-15, 2015 – Wizard World Portland Comic Con

CA – The Punisher Signing

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Meet Nathan Edmondson, writer of The Punisher and Black Widow, at Meltdown Comics on Wednesday, March 12th from 5:30 – 8:30PM!

FREE POSTERS & DOOR PRIZES

About Nathan Edmondson:
Comic book and screenwriter Nathan Edmondson is a native of Augusta, GA. He created the hit comics OLYMPUS, THE LIGHT, WHO IS JAKE ELLIS?, WHERE IS JAKE ELLIS?, THE ACTIVITY, DANCER and THE DREAM MERCHANT. He wrote GRIFTER for DC Comics and ULTIMATE IRON MAN for Marvel Comics and he is currently the writer behind BLACK WIDOW and THE PUNISHER. He is also the author of SPLINTER CELL: ECHOES for Ubisoft. His Eisner-nominated book WHO IS JAKE ELLIS? is soon to be a major motion picture from 20th Century Fox. NPR has listed his work among the “Top 6 Comics to Draw You In” and USA Today and CNN are among those who have listed him in their Top 10 lists.

Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046

CA – All Hail the King Screening

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Sir Ben Kingsley and director Drew Pearce appear at the Arclight Hollywood on Monday February 24th for a special screening of ALL HAIL THE KING with a Q&A to follow! Read on to find out how to win tickets!

Press Release:

This Saturday February 22nd Golden Apple Comics will give away passes to an exclusive Marvel Fan Event with special screening of the MARVEL ONE SHOT: ALL HAIL THE KING!

The film stars Sir Ben Kingsley as “Trevor Slattery, who after the events in Marvel’s Iron Man 3 is locked up in a high security prison. Slattery is now an infamous celebrity who is about to be given an in-depth profile with a documentary filmmaker.”

After the screening of “ALL HAIL THE KING,” Director Drew Pearce and Sir Ben Kingsley will be present for a live Q&A session with the audience. This one hour event takes place Monday, February 24th at 7pm at the ArcLight in Hollywood

Looking for another way to win tickets in?

Before the February 24th screening, there will be a Life-Size THOR HAMMER set up outside the ArcLight Hollywood theater. You and friends can take a stab at pulling it out of the rocks for a chance to win last-minute entry into the “ALL HAIL THE KING” Q&A and screening, as well as additional prizes!

“MARVEL ONE-SHOT: ALL HAIL THE KING” is available to download on MARVEL’S THOR: THE DARK WORLD Digital HD and on Blu-Ray™ and DVD Feb 25!

Arclight Hollywood Cinema
6360 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 464-1478

Talent Lineup Revealed for the 31st Annual Paleyfest!

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA, FEBRUARY 12, 2014– The Paley Center for Media today announced the full lineup of special guest panelists scheduled to appear forthe 31st annual ultimate TV fan festival, PALEYFEST: The William S. Paley Television Festival, which will take place March 13-28, 2014 at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland.

The annual two week event will host more than 200 of the hottest stars and creative talents in media and will feature two reunion events: a 10th anniversary Lost reunion on March 16 and a Veronica Mars series reunion (the day prior to the March 14 nationwide release of the series-inspired movie), as well as honor standout series including Orange Is the New Black, How I Met Your Mother Farewell, Pretty Little Liars, Parks and Recreation, Sleepy HollowMad Men, The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Masters of Sex, The Mindy Project, Community, Veep, and American Horror Story: Coven.

The full PALEYFEST 2014 panelist lineup is as follows (panelists to appear schedule permitting), plus additional panelists to be announced:

Thursday, March 13, 2014: Opening Night Presentation:Veronica Mars (7:00 pm)

Moderator: Alan Sepinwall, Television Critic, HitFix.com

Rob Thomas, Creator & Executive Producer

Kristen Bell, “Veronica Mars”

Jason Dohring, “Logan Echolls”

Enrico Colantoni, “Keith Mars”

Chris Lowell, “Stosh ‘Piz’ Piznarski”

Ryan Hansen, “Dick Casablancas”           

Percy Daggs III, “Wallace Fennel”

Additional panelists to be announced.

Friday, March 14, 2014,Orange Is the New Black (7:00 pm)

Moderator: TBA

Taylor Schilling, “Piper Chapman”

Jason Biggs, “Larry Bloom”

Laura Prepon,”Alex Vause”

Natasha Lyonne, “Nicky Nichols”

Kate Mulgrew, “Galina ‘Red’ Reznikov”

Danielle Brooks, “Tasha ‘Taystee’ Jefferson”

Uzo Aduba, “Suzanne ‘Crazy Eyes’ Warren”

Taryn Manning, “Tiffany ‘Pennsatucky’ Doggett”

Yael Stone, “Lorna Morello”

Laverne Cox, “Sophia Burset”

Michael Harney, “Sam Healy”

Lorraine Toussaint, “Vee”

Jenji Kohan, Creator & Executive Producer

Saturday, March 15, 2014,How I Met Your Mother Series Farewell

Moderator: TBA

Carter Bays, Creator & Executive Producer

Craig Thomas, Creator & Executive Producer

Pamela Fryman, Executive Producer

Josh Radnor, “Ted Mosby”

Alyson Hannigan, “Lily Aldrin”

Cobie Smulders, “Robin Scherbatsky”

Cristin Milioti, “The Mother”

Additional panelists to be announced.

Sunday, March 16, 2014:Pretty Little Liars (1:00 pm)

Moderator: Damian Holbrook, Senior Writer, TV Guide Magazine

Lucy Hale, “Aria Montgomery”

Troian Bellisario, “Spencer Hastings”

Shay Mitchell, “Emily Fields,

Sasha Pieterse, “Alison DiLaurentis”

Ian Harding, “Ezra Fitz”

Janel Parrish, “Mona Vanderwaal”

Keegan Allen, “Toby Cavanaugh”

I. Marlene King, Executive Producer

Oliver Goldstick, Executive Producer

Joseph Dougherty, Executive Producer


Sunday, March 16, 2014:Lost 10th Anniversary Reunion

Moderator: TBA

Josh Holloway, “James ‘Sawyer’ Ford”

Daniel Dae Kim, “Jin Kwon”

Yunjin Kim, “Sun Kwon”

Jorge Garcia, “Hugo ‘Hurley’ Reyes”

Emilie de Ravin, “Claire Littleton”

Ian Somerhalder, “Boone Carlyle”

Nestor Carbonell, “Richard Alpert”

Henry Ian Cusick, “Desmond Hume”

Malcolm David Kelley, “Walt Lloyd”

Damon Lindelof, Executive Producer

Carlton Cuse, Executive Producer

Additional panelists to be announced.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014: Parks and Recreation (7:00 pm)

Moderator: Kristin Dos Santos, Reporter, E! News and E! Online

Amy Poehler, “Leslie Knope”

Adam Scott, “Ben Wyatt”

Aubrey Plaza, “April Ludgate”

Chris Pratt, “Andy Dwyer”

Retta, “Donna Meagle”

Jim O’Heir, “Larry Gengurch”

Greg Daniels, Creator & Executive Producer

Michael Schur, Creator & Executive Producer

Wednesday, March 19, 2014: Sleepy Hollow (7:00 pm)

Moderator: TBA

Alex Kurtzman, Executive Producer

Roberto Orci, Executive Producer

Len Wiseman, Executive Producer

Mark Goffman, Executive Producer

Heather Kadin, Executive Producer

Ken Olin, Executive Producer

Tom Mison, “Ichabod Crane”

Nicole Beharie, “Lt. Abbie Mills”

Orlando Jones, “Capt. Frank Irving”

Katia Winter, “Katrina Crane”

Additional panelists to be announced.

Friday, March 21, 2014: Mad Men (7:00 pm)

Moderator: TBA

Jon Hamm, “Don Draper”

January Jones, “Betty Francis”

Elisabeth Moss, “Peggy Olson”

Vincent Kartheiser, “Pete Campbell”

Christina Hendricks, “Joan Harris”

John Slattery, “Roger Sterling”

Kiernan Shipka, “Sally Draper”              

Additional panelists to be announced.

Saturday, March 22, 2014: The Vampire Diaries & The Originals (7:00 pm)

The Vampire Diaries: Moderator, Kristin Dos Santos, Reporter, E! News & E! Online

Nina Dobrev, “Elena Gilbert / Katherine Pierce”

Paul Wesley, “Stefan Salvatore”

Ian Somerhalder, “Damon Salvatore”

Julie Plec, Executive Producer

Caroline Dries, Executive Producer

The Originals: Moderator: Jarett Wieselman, Senior Editor, BuzzFeed

Joseph Morgan, “Klaus Mikaelson”

Daniel Gillies, “Elijah Mikaelson”

Phoebe Tonkin, “Hayley”

Charles Michael Davis, “Marcel Gerard”

Leah Pipes, “Camille O’Connell”

Danielle Campbell, “Davina”

Julie Plec, Creator & Executive Producer

Michael Narducci, Coexecutive Producer

Sunday, March 23, 2014: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (1:00 pm)

Moderator: TBA            

Clark Gregg, “Phil Coulson”

Ming-Na Wen, “Melinda May”

Brett Dalton, “Grant Ward”

Chloe Bennett, “Skye”

Elizabeth Henstridge, “Jemma Simmons”

Iain De Caestecker, “Leo Fitz”

Jed Whedon, Executive Producer

Maurissa Tancharoen, Executive Producer

Jeph Loeb, Executive Producer

Jeffrey Bell, Executive Producer

Monday, March 24, 2014: Masters of Sex (7:00 pm)

Moderator: TBA

Michael Sheen, “Dr. William Masters”

Lizzy Caplan, “Virginia Johnson”

Caitlin FitzGerald, “Libby Masters”

Teddy Sears, “Dr. Austin Langham”

Michelle Ashford, Executive Producer

Sarah Timberman, Executive Producer

Additional panelists to be announced.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014: The Mindy Project (7:00 pm)

Moderator: Jarett Wieselman, Senior Editor, Entertainment, BuzzFeed.com

Mindy Kaling , “Mindy Lahiri“ & Executive Producer

Chris Messina, “Danny Castellano”

Ed Weeks, “Jeremy Reed”

Ike Barinholtz, “Morgan Tookers” & Co-producer

Zoe Jarman, “Betsy Putch”

Beth Grant, “Beverly Janoszewski”

Xosha Roquemore, “Tamra Webb”

Adam Pally, “Peter Prentice”

Matt Warburton, Executive Producer

Wednesday, March 26: Community (7:00 pm)

Moderator: TBA

Joel McHale: “Jeff Winger”

Gillian Jacobs: “Britta Perry”

Yvette Nicole Brown: “Shirley Bennett”

Danny Pudi: “Abed Nadir”

Alison Brie: “Annie Edison”

Ken Jeong, “Ben Chang”

Jim Rash: “Dean Pelton”

Dan Harmon, Executive Producer

Chris McKenna, Executive Producer

Thursday, March 27, 2014: Veep (7:00 pm)

Moderator: TBA

Armando Iannucci, Executive Producer, Director, Writer

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Selina Meyer” & Producer

Tony Hale, “Gary Walsh”

Anna Chlumsky, “Amy Brookheimer”

Reid Scott, “Dan Egan”

Matt Walsh, “Mike McLintock”

Timothy Simons, ”Jonah Ryan”

Sufe Bradshaw, “Sue Wilson”

Kevin Dunn, “Ben Cafferty”

Gary Cole, “Kent Davison”

Friday, March 28, 2014: Closing Night Presentation-American Horror Story: Coven

Moderator: TBA

Ryan Murphy, Creator & Executive Producer

Brad Falchuk, Creator & Executive Producer

Dante Di Loreto, Executive Producer

Tim Minear, Executive Producer

Sarah Paulson, “Cordelia Goode”

Evan Peters, “Kyle Spencer”

Frances Conroy, “Myrtle Snow”

Lily Rabe, “Misty Day”

Emma Roberts, “Madison Montgomery”

Denis O’Hare, “Spalding”

Angela Bassett, “Marie Laveau”

Gabourey Sidibe, ‘Queenie”

Jamie Brewer, “Nan”

Additional panelists to be announced.

About The Paley Center for Media:

The Paley Center for Media seeks to preserve the past, illuminate the present, and envision the future through the lens of media. With the nation’s foremost public archive of television, radio, and Internet programming, the Paley Center produces programs and forums for the public, industry professionals, thought leaders, and the creative community to explore the evolving ways in which we create, consume, and share news and entertainment. In an era of unprecedented change, the Paley Center advances the understanding of media and its impact on our lives. The Paley Center for Media was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry. For more information, please visit www.paleycenter.org.

About the Citi Private Pass Program:

Through the Citi Private Pass program, Citi cardmembers enjoy access to more than 10,000 events each year across music, sports, dining, comedy and family entertainment. These experiences range from preferred tickets and early access to top concert tours and sporting events to curated special events such as youth clinics with sports heroes, and VIP concert experiences including pre-show performances and Q&A.

Wizard World Reveals Wolverine #1 Exclusive Variant Cover by Greg Horn for Sacramento Comic Con 2014

Press Release:

Marvel Comics & Wizard World Reveal ‘Wolverine #1′ Exclusive Variant Cover By Greg Horn For Sacramento Comic Con

VIP Attendees Receive Free Copy, March 7-9; Continues Year-long Series In Which Marvel Will Offer Exclusive Books At All 16 Wizard World Shows

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NEW YORK, January 16, 2014 – Marvel Comics and Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) today revealed the latest edition of its 2014 series of exclusive variant covers of the best Marvel titles with the unveiling of Wolverine #1, drawn by prolific cover artist Greg Horn. VIP attendees at the inaugural Wizard World Sacramento Comic Con, March 7-9 at the Sacramento Convention Center, will receive a free copy of the limited-edition book at registration. The exclusive will be limited to 3,000 copies.

Horn is scheduled to be on site at the event to sign copies (autograph fees may apply). Leading professional comic grader CGC will also be on hand to accept books for grading and Signature Series.

Horn’s Wolverine #1 follows the first two entries, Miracleman #1 and Miracleman #2, both drawn by Eisner Award Hall of Famer Neal Adams for Wizard World Portland Comic Con (Jan. 24-26) and New Orleans Comic Con (Feb. 7-9), respectively.

“Greg Horn’s bombastic variant cover will hit Wizard attendees like a freight train made of pure Adamantium, but it’s just a hint of what’s in store for Marvel readers,” said David Gabriel, Marvel Comics’ SVP of Sales.  “Brace yourself for one of the most anticipated, controversial and inevitable stories in the long, hard saga of Logan’s life.”

Horn is best known for his artwork on Marvel titles Elektra, Emma Frost, and She-Hulk. He was also the regular cover artist on the acclaimed series Ms. Marvel by Brian Reed. His work in comic books has opened up opportunities on high profile projects in advertising, video games, magazine covers, editorial, boardgames, and novels.

“Greg’s work is absolutely amazing and his Wolverine pops from the cover in an extraordinary way.” says John Macaluso, Wizard World CEO.  “We are once again thrilled to bring our fans the best books with the top artists from the Marvel universe. As always, we love having Greg as a Special Guest at our show.”

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, comics, toys, video gaming, television, 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 contest, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Sunday is also Kids Day, with an array of activities and programming specially designed for the younger Wizard World fans.

Wizard World Comic Con 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, often stopping by the Show Stage, the ideal place to see and be seen.

For more on the 2014 Wizard World Sacramento Comic Con, go to http://www.wizardworld.com/home-sacramento.html.

About Wizard World:
Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, cosplay, 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.

About Marvel Entertainment, LLC
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information, visit marvel.com.

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

Wizard World 2014 Schedule
January 24-26 – Wizard World Portland Comic Con
February 7-9 – Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con
March 7-9 – Wizard World Sacramento Comic Con
March 28-30 – Wizard World Louisville Comic Con
April 4-6 – Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con
May 2-4 – Wizard World Minneapolis Comic Con
May 30-June 1 – Wizard World Atlanta Comic Con
June 19-22 – Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con
August 1-3 – Wizard World San Antonio Comic Con
August 21-24 – Wizard World Chicago Comic Con
September 12-14 – Wizard World Richmond Comic Con
September 26-28 – Wizard World Nashville Comic Con
October 2-4 – Wizard World Austin Comic Con
October 31-November 2 – Wizard World Ohio Comic Con
November 7-9 – Wizard World Tulsa Comic Con
November 21-23 – Wizard World Reno Comic Con

Marvel and Wizard World Reveal Miracleman #2 Variant by Neal Adams for New Orleans Comic Con

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Marvel Will Offer Exclusive Books At All 16 Wizard World Shows Including ‘Miracleman #2′ At New Orleans Comic Con, February 7-9; VIP Attendees Receive Free Color Version; B&W Limited Edition Available For Purchase

NEW YORK, January 2, 2014 – Marvel Comics and Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) have announced a program by which VIP attendees at each of the 16 scheduled 2014 Wizard World Comic Con pop culture conventions will receive exclusive variant covers of the best Marvel titles, continuing with Miracleman #2 at New Orleans Comic Con (Feb. 7-9). The limited-edition book, with cover illustrated by comics legend and Eisner Award Hall of Famer Neal Adams, features an interlocking cover with Adams’ Miracleman #1 from Portland Comic Con (Jan. 24-26), and will be available in both color and black & white sketch editions.

The colored version of Miracleman #2 will be limited to 3,000 copies and provided free at registration to all Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con VIP attendees, including any celebrity VIP packages. The Black & White sketch version is limited to just 2,500 copies and will be available for sale at the Wizard World Store on the convention floor. Quantities per purchase may be limited.

Adams is scheduled to be on site at the event to sign copies (autograph fees may apply). Leading professional comic grader CGC will also be on hand to accept books for grading and Signature Series.

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, comics, toys, video gaming, television, 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 contest, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Sunday is also Kids Day, with an array of activities and programming specially designed for the younger Wizard World fans.

Wizard World Comic Con 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, often stopping by the Show Stage, the ideal place to see and be seen.

For more on the 2014 Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, go to http://www.wizardworld.com/home-neworleans.html.

About Wizard World

Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) 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.

About Marvel Entertainment, LLC

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information, visit marvel.com.

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

Wizard World 2014 Schedule

January 24-26 – Wizard World Portland Comic Con

February 7-9 – Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con

March 7-9 – Wizard World Sacramento Comic Con

March 28-30 – Wizard World Louisville Comic Con

April 4-6 – Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con

May 2-4 – Wizard World Minneapolis Comic Con

May 30-June 1 – Wizard World Atlanta Comic Con

June 19-22 – Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con

August 1-3 – Wizard World San Antonio Comic Con

August 21-24 – Wizard World Chicago Comic Con

September 12-14 – Wizard World Richmond Comic Con

September 26-28 – Wizard World Nashville Comic Con

October 2-4 – Wizard World Austin Comic Con

October 31-November 2 – Wizard World Ohio Comic Con

November 7-9 – Wizard World Tulsa Comic Con

November 21-23 – Wizard World Reno Comic Con

 

Dark Horse Makes It Official: Star Wars License Moving to Marvel in 2015

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The End of an Era

Star Wars 14All things come to pass. So too, do all licensed deals. I am sad to report that Disney, the new owner of Lucasfilm, has notified us here at Dark Horse of their intention to move the Star Wars publishing license to another of their recent acquisitions, Marvel Comics, beginning in 2015. This will end a partnership that has lasted more than two decades.

For those who are new to the industry, Dark Horse revolutionized the treatment of comics based on films. After a history of movie properties being poorly handled with little regard for execution and continuity, Dark Horse took a new approach, carefully choosing licenses and approaching them with excitement and creative energy. Our goal was to create sequels and prequels to the films we loved, paying careful attention to quality and detail, essentially treating those films as though they were our own. Star Wars has been the crown jewel of this approach. We began chasing the title as far back as 1989, and with the launch of Tom Veitch and Cam Kennedy’s Dark Empire, a new era in comics was born. I’m not ashamed to admit that we were Star Wars geeks, and we have been determined to spare neither effort nor expense in the pursuit of excellence.

It is ironic that this announcement comes at a time when Dark Horse is experiencing its most successful year ever. For obvious reasons, we have prepared for this eventuality by finding new and exciting projects to place on our schedule for 2015 and beyond. Will they take the place of Star Wars? That’s a tall order, but we will do our best to make that happen. In the meantime, 2014 may be our last year at the helm of the Star Wars comics franchise, but we plan to make it a memorable one. We know that fans of the franchise will expect no less. The Force is with us still.

 

Mike Richardson

About Dark Horse

Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent such as Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Brian Wood, Gerard Way, Geof Darrow, Guillermo Del Toro and comics legends such as Will Eisner, Neal Adams, and Jim Steranko, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties such as The MaskGhost, Captain Midnight, and X. Its successful line of comics, books, and products based on popular properties includes Star WarsMass Effect, Buffy the Vampire SlayerAliensConanAvatar: The Last AirbenderHaloSerenityThe Legend of Zelda, Game of Thrones and Domo. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading publishers of both creator-owned content and licensed comics material.

Marvel and Wizard World Announce Variant Miracleman Covers, Starting with Neal Adams at Portland Comic Con 2014

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Press Release:

Marvel Will Offer Exclusive Books At All 16 Wizard World Shows In 2014 Beginning With ‘Miracleman #1′ At Portland Comic Con, January 24-26, ‘Miracleman #2′ At New Orleans Comic Con, February 7-9; VIP Attendees Receive Free Color Version; B&W Limited Edition Available For Purchase

NEW YORK, December 17, 2013 – Marvel Comics and Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) today announced a program by which VIP attendees at each of the 16 scheduled 2014 Wizard World Comic Con pop culture conventions will receive exclusive variant covers of the best Marvel titles, beginning with Miracleman #1 at Portland Comic Con (January 24-26) and Miracleman #2 at New Orleans Comic Con (Feb. 7-9). The first two limited-edition books, with covers illustrated by comics legend and Eisner Award Hall of Famer Neal Adams, feature interlocking covers, and will be available in both color and black & white sketch editions.

The colored version of Miracleman #1 will be limited to 3,000 copies and provided free at registration to all Wizard World VIP attendees, including any celebrity VIP packages. The Black & White sketch version is limited to just 2,500 copies and will be available for sale at the Wizard World Store on the convention floor. Quantities per purchase may be limited.

Adams is scheduled to be on site at each event to sign copies (autograph fees may apply). Leading professional comic grader CGC will also be on hand to accept books for grading and Signature Series.

“We are incredibly excited to work with Marvel on these limited variant covers,” said Wizard World CEO John Macaluso.  “Our fans will now have the opportunity to collect the hottest monthly Marvel titles drawn by attending artists at Wizard World shows. This is a huge benefit for all attendees.”

“As Wizard World adds shows across America, Marvel is pleased to be a part of their continued expansion,” said Marvel Entertainment SVP of Sales and Publishing David Gabriel. “We’re giving each cover the all-star treatment. With the biggest creators and the best characters on-board, we want each attendee’s Wizard World experience to be as special as possible.”

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, comics, toys, video gaming, television, 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 contest, movie screenings, evening parties and more.  Sunday is also Kids Day, with an array of activities and programming specially designed for the younger Wizard World fans.

Wizard World Comic Con 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, often stopping by the Show Stage, the ideal place to see and be seen.

For more on the 2014 Wizard World Portland Comic Con, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/home-portland.html and to learn more about Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, go to http://www.wizardworld.com/home-neworleans.html.

About Wizard World:
Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) 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.

About Marvel Entertainment, LLC
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information, visit marvel.com.

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

Wizard World 2014 Schedule
January 24-26 – Wizard World Portland Comic Con
February 7-9 – Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con
March 7-9 – Wizard World Sacramento Comic Con
March 28-30 – Wizard World Louisville Comic Con
April 4-6 – Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con
May 2-4 – Wizard World Minneapolis Comic Con
May 30-June 1 – Wizard World Atlanta Comic Con
June 19-22 – Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con
August 1-3 – Wizard World San Antonio Comic Con
August 21-24 – Wizard World Chicago Comic Con
September 12-14 – Wizard World Richmond Comic Con
September 26-28 – Wizard World Nashville Comic Con
October 2-4 – Wizard World Austin Comic Con
October 31-November 2 – Wizard World Ohio Comic Con
November 7-9 – Wizard World Tulsa Comic Con
November 21-23 – Wizard World Reno Comic Con

Marvel Brings Daredevil, Iron Fist & More to Netflix

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Press Release:

The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) and Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) today announced an unprecedented deal for Marvel TV to bring multiple original series of live-action adventures of four of Marvel’s most popular characters exclusively to the world’s leading Internet TV Network beginning in 2015. This pioneering agreement calls for Marvel to develop four serialized programs leading to a mini-series programming event.

Led by a series focused on “Daredevil,” followed by “Jessica Jones,” “Iron Fist” and “Luke Cage,” the epic will unfold over multiple years of original programming, taking Netflix members deep into the gritty world of heroes and villains of Hell’s Kitchen, New York. Netflix has committed to a minimum of four, thirteen episodes series and a culminating Marvel’s “The Defenders” mini-series event that reimagines a dream team of self-sacrificing, heroic characters.

Produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Television Studios, this groundbreaking deal is Marvel’s most ambitious foray yet into live-action TV storytelling.

“This deal is unparalleled in its scope and size, and reinforces our commitment to deliver Marvel’s brand, content and characters across all platforms of storytelling. Netflix offers an incredible platform for the kind of rich storytelling that is Marvel’s specialty,” said Alan Fine, President of Marvel Entertainment. “This serialized epic expands the narrative possibilities of on-demand television and gives fans the flexibility to immerse themselves how and when they want in what’s sure to be a thrilling and engaging adventure.”

“Marvel’s movies, such as ‘Iron Man’ and ‘Marvel’s The Avengers,’ are huge favorites on our service around the world. Like Disney, Marvel is a known and loved brand that travels,” said Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos. “With ‘House of Cards’ and our other original series, we have pioneered new approaches to storytelling and to global distribution and we’re thrilled to be working with Disney and Marvel to take our brand of television to new levels with a creative project of this magnitude.”

This new original TV deal follows last year’s landmark movie distribution deal through which, beginning with 2016 theatrically released feature films, Netflix will be the exclusive U.S. subscription television service for first-run, live-action and animated movies from the Walt Disney Studios, including titles from Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios, Disneynature and Lucasfilm. Netflix members can currently enjoy a wide range of Disney, ABC TV and Disney Channel films and shows across the 41 countries where Netflix operates.

About The Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international entertainment and media enterprise with five business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. Disney is a Dow 30 company and had annual revenues of $42.3 billion in its Fiscal Year 2012.

About Netflix
Netflix is the world’s leading Internet television network with over 40 million members in more than 40 countries enjoying more than one billion hours of TV shows and movies per month, including original series. For one low monthly price, Netflix members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.

CA – The Art of Thor Panel

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**UPDATE** Director Alan Taylor has been added! Story artists Jane Wu and Bryan Andrews appear at Gallery Nucleus on Saturday November 16, 2013 from 3:00 till 6:00 pm!

Press Release:

$5 ADMISSION or FREE ADMISSION when you purchase the art of Thor: The Dark World book from our website or shop.

This artist panel will be highlighting the story artists of Thor 2 and the importance of visual storytelling before the film is actually shot. The artists will tell us a bit about their process as well pitch a few scenes from the film followed by a Q & A and book signing portion.

Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801

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