TX – Mike Grell Signing

Mike Grell

Press Release:

Bedrock City Comics is excited to welcome comic book writer and artist Mike Grell to our Westheimer & Clear Lake locations. Mike is best know for his work on Green Lantern, Green Arrow, and The Warlord. Mike will be signing on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at the following Bedrock City Locations: Westheimer Store from 10:00 AM -2:00 PM and Clear Lake Store from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Mike will autograph one of his books for free and will charge $2.00 for each additional autograph.

The following will be available:
11 X 17 prints (include autograph)
B & W $15.00 – $20.00
Color $25.00-30.00

Onsite sketches (Head Only) $75.00

All commissions will need to be handled through his art agent, Scott Kress at www.catskillcomics.com

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Bedrock City Comic Co.
6516 Westheimer, Suite D, Houston, TX 77057
(713) 780-0675

102 W. Bay Area Blvd, Webster, TX 77598
(281) 557-2748

Hero Initiative Announces Baltimore Comic-Con 2015 Line-Up

Mike Grell Green Arrow

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Hero Initiative Announces Baltimore Comic-Con 2015 Line-Up

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – June 23, 2015 – The Hero Initiative, the charity that supports comic creators in medical and financial need, will hit the Baltimore Comic-Con September 25-27, 2015 at the Baltimore Convention Center, with fan favorite creators — VIP and General Admission tickets are now on sale! Come ready with your books, as the Hero Initiative booth will be a popular stop on the Baltimore Convention Center floor (please check the Hero Initiative website closer to the date for booth number and scheduled times). This year, Hero Initiative is pleased to bring to Baltimore classic creators Bob Budiansky, Mike Grell, and Marv Wolfman.

Bob Budiansky spent years working for Marvel Comics as a writer, penciller, and editor. He is the writer responsible for the entire run of Marvel’s Sleepwalker in the 1990s. He is also renowned for his contributions to theTransformers comics, where he created much of the original comics content, created some of the more popular characters in their continuity, and provided the “tech specs” that were packaged along with the Hasbro toys in the ’80s. As an artist, Budiansky’s pencils graced the pages and covers of titles like Ghost Rider, Captain America, and Prince Namor, the Sub-Mariner. Budiansky spent 13 years working as an editor at Marvel Comics on titles like Captain America, Daredevil, Fantastic Four, and The Thing, plus Spider-Man titles including those during the famed Clone Saga story line.

Mike Grell began his storied career in comics working in comic strips, as an assistant on Brenda Starr. After moving to New York City in the 1970s, Grell took over art duties on DC Comics’ Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes. He later flexed his skills as a writer, creating The Warlord at DC. He launched Batman Family and worked on Green Lantern/Green Arrow as well. In the early 1980s, Grell returned to his comic strip roots, taking over writing and drawing roles on the syndicated Tarzan. Later, he went on to develop his creator-owned properties, Jon Sable Freelance at First Comics and Starslayer at Pacific Comics. In the late 1980s and into the 1990s, Grell took over writing and illustration duties on Green Arrow after his much-lauded take on the character in the Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters limited series. As he entered the 2000s, he worked on Marvel Comics’ Iron Man and X-Men Forever, and returned to The Warlord at DC Comics. Recently, Grell serialized a Tarzan story for Dark Horse Presents, and contributed to DC’s Arrow, from the TV adaptation of the comic.

Marv Wolfman got his start on the fandom side of comics, writing for and editing fanzines in the 1960s. His professional career began at DC Comics, where he wrote a story for Blackhawk and would go on to contribute to titles like Teen Titans, Showcase, and Weird Mystery Tales. Moving to Marvel Comics, he eventually ascended to the role of Editor-in-Chief, before stepping aside so he could concentrate on his writing. There, he had an extensive run on Tomb of Dracula, where he created Blade, the character that proved the viability of Marvel properties on the big screen. He was also the mind behind such Marvel characters as Nova, Terrax, Bullseye, and Black Cat. He also wrote the syndicated Howard the Duck comic strip. He later returned to DC to relaunch the acclaimed New Teen Titans. and worked on titles including Action Comics, Dial H for Hero, Green Lantern, andNight Force before the game-changing Crisis on Infinite Earths limited series. In the 1990s, Wolfman was an editor at and wrote for Disney Comics. In the 2000s, Wolfman returned to DC Comics, writing Nightwing, DC Special: Raven, and, more recently, Convergence: Adventures of Superman and Convergence: New Teen Titans.

“We love the Hero Initiative,” said Marc Nathan, promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. “Besides bringing spectacular, high-profile guests to Baltimore, they do amazing things for the comics creative community, and we can’t emphasize enough the positive impact they have in people’s lives.”

 

TICKETS

General Admission and VIP Package tickets for Weekend, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, as well as the Harvey Awards, are now on sale! Visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com/tickets/ for more information and to purchase your advanced tickets now, and as always, kids 10 and under get into the show free with a paid adult General Admission!

In addition to on-site CGC grading, this year’s confirmed guests for the show include: Neal Adams (All-New Captain America); Scott Ambruson (Azteca: Ciudad Paradiso); Jeremy Bastian (Cursed Pirate Girl); Marty Baumann (Pixar artist); John Beatty (Secret Wars); Gregory Benton (Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream); Christy Blanch (The Damnation of Charlie Wormwood); Mark Buckingham (Fables); Bob Budiansky (courtesy of Hero Initiative, Transformers); Talent Caldwell (Grimm Fairy Tales Presents White Queen: Age of Darkness); Chris Campana (Kantara); Richard Case (Doom Patrol); Christa Cassano (Ghetto Klown); Sean Chen (Secret Origins); Cliff Chiang (Wonder Woman); Frank Cho (Jungle Girl); Amy Chu (Strange Sports Stories); Steve Conley (Bloop); Amanda Conner (Harley Quinn); Katie Cook (Gronk); Darwyn Cooke (Richard Stark’s Parker); Vito Delsante (Stray); Todd Dezago (Perhapanauts); Joe Eisma (Morning Glories); Ramona Fradon (Spongebob Annual-Size Super-Giant Swimtacular); Francesco Francavilla (Secret Wars: Battleworld); John Gallagher (Buzzboy); Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (Batman ’66: The Lost Episode); Keron Grant (Father’s Day); Mike Grell (courtesy of Hero Initiative, Action Comics); Laura Guzzo (Princeless: Short Stories for Warrior Women); Cully Hamner (Convergence: The Question); Scott Hanna (The New 52: Futures End); Dean Haspiel (The Fox); Russ Heath (G.I. Combat); Eric Henson (The Perhapanauts: Danger Down Under); h-eri (Ivory Dragon Studios); Jaime Hernandez (Love and Rockets); Ken Hunt (Talon); Jamal Igle (Molly Danger); Geof Isherwood (Suicide Squad); Klaus Janson (Superman); Dave Johnson (Inhumans: Attilan Rising); JG Jones (Strange Fruit); Chris Kemple (Red Vengeance); Denis Kitchen (The Best of Comix Book: When Marvel Went Underground); Barry Kitson (Empire: Uprising); Greg LaRocque (The Avengers); Dan Leister (Grimm Fairy Tales); Mike Lilly (Grimm Fairy Tales Presents: Robyn Hood); Nate Lovett (Midnight Tiger); Kevin Maguire (Justice League); Mike Manley (Darkhawk); Mark Mariano (The Other Side of Hugless Hill); Laura Martin (Star Wars); Ron Marz (Convergence: Batman and Robin); Bob McLeod (Secret Wars); Pop Mhan (He-Man: The Eternity War); Terry Moore (Rachel Rising); Mark Morales (Convergence); Nen (The Memory Collectors); John Ostrander (Suicide Squad); Greg Pak (Storm); Tom Palmer (The Avengers); Jimmy Palmiotti (The Con Job); Dan Parent (Archie); Brent Peeples (Legenderry: Green Hornet); Andrew Pepoy (Afterlife with Archie); David Petersen (Mouse Guard); Brandon Peterson (Uncanny X-Men); Khoi Pham (X-Men Legacy); Andy Price (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic); Ron Randall (Convergence: Catwoman); Tom Raney (Avengers Vs.); Sara Richard (Jem and the Holograms); Rafer Roberts (Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream); David Rodriguez (Skylanders); Budd Root (Cavewoman); Don Rosa (Donald Duck); Craig Rousseau (Batman Beyond); Andy Runton (Owly); Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo); Matteo Scalera (Black Science); Jeff Shultz (Betty and Veronica); Bart Sears (Bloodshot); Louise Simonson (Convergence: Superman – The Man of Steel); Walter Simonson (Convergence: Superman – The Man of Steel); Matt Slay (The Sakai Project: Artists Celebrate Thirty Years of Usagi Yojimbo); Andy Smith (Earth 2); Matthew Dow Smith (X-Files Season 10); Scott Snyder (Batman Eternal); Charles Soule (Uncanny Inhumans); Mark Sparacio (Sgt. Rock); Jim Starlin (Thanos: The Infinity Relativity); Brian Stelfreeze (Day Men); Paul Storrie (Sheena, Queen of the Jungle); Joe St. Pierre (New Zodiax); Marcio Takara (Armor Wars); Eric Talbot (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles); Ben Templesmith (Gotham by Midnight); Mark Texeira (Ghost Racers); Frank Tieri (Suicide Squad); Peter Tomasi (Green Lantern Corps); John Totleben (Swamp Thing); Jeremy Treece (King: Mandrake the Magician); Tim Truman (Hawkman); Billy Tucci (Shi); James Tynion (Constantine: The Hellblazer); Rick Veitch (Saga of the Swamp Thing); Charles Vess (Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream); Mark Waid (Daredevil); John Watson (Red Sonja); Matt Wieringo (‘Ringo Scholarship Fund); Marv Wolfman (courtesy of Hero Initiative, Convergence: New Teen Titans); Rich Woodall (Kyrra); Brian Woodward (Baltimore Comic-Con 2015 Yearbook); Kelly Yates (Doctor Who); Thom Zahler (My Little Pony: Friends Forever); and Mike Zeck (Secret Wars).

In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our website, Twitter, and Facebook pages.

Contact Information

Please use the following e-mail addresses to contact the Baltimore Comic-Con:

press@baltimorecomiccon.com – for any general press inquiries or to be added to our PR distribution

promoter@baltimorecomiccon.com – for requesting exhibitor, publisher, and Artist Alley applications

registrar@baltimorecomiccon.com – for inquiries about submitted registrations

harveys@baltimorecomiccon.com– for the Harvey Awards ceremony and banquet

general@baltimorecomiccon.com– for general Baltimore Comic-Con inquiries

About The Baltimore Comic-Con

The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 15th year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. For more information, please visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com.

About The Harvey Awards

The Harvey Awards are one of the comic book industry’s oldest and most respected awards. With a history of over 20 years, the last 10 in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con, the Harveys recognize outstanding achievements in over 20 categories. They are the only industry awards nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals. For more information, please visit www.harveyawards.org.

Rhode Island Comic Con (November 2015)

RICC

Convention Name
Rhode Island Comic Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.ricomiccon.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/06/2015
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/08/2015
About This Convention
New England’s premiere event returns with even more space and more days,now encompassing 2 buildings and 3 days!! RICC brings some of the biggest names in tv,movies and comics to one place with names such as Karen Gillan,Ron Perlman,Ming Na-Wen,Ryan Hurst,Dean Cane,Chris Claremont,Mike Grell,Ethan Van Sciver and many many many more with even a few rare surprise appearances coming soon!!
Venue Name and Address
Rhode Island Convention Center
1 Sabin St
Providence, RI 02903
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
600
Projected Attendance
50,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Karen Gillan, Ron Perlman, Ming Na-Wen, Brent Spiner, Ryan Hurst, Chris Claremont, Mike Grell, Neal Adams, Ethan Van Sciver

Rhode Island

Dallas Comic Book Show (July 2014)

Convention Name
Green Arrow Artist Mike Grell In Dallas on 7-19-2014
Convention Website Address
http://comicbooksdallas.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
07/19/2014
About This Convention
North Texas Comic Book Shows is pleased to announce the appearance of Green Arrow artist Mike Grell at our next show on Saturday July 19th. Joining Mike at the event will be Eisner Award Best New Series nominee Michael Lark, Archie Comics Betty & Veronica artist Jeff Shultz, and inker Rodney Ramos. Cosplay special guests include Glitzy Geek Girl and Lana Cosplay. More info at www.comicbooksdallas.com.
Venue Name and Address
Doubletree Hotel Dallas Market Center
2015 Market Center Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75207
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
62
Projected Attendance
450
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Mike Grell, Michael Lark, Rodney Ramos, Jeff Shultz

Dallas July 2014

Hero Initiative Makes Its First Appearance at Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con in 2014

Daredevil 1

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Hero Initiative makes its first ever appearance at Wizard World St. Louis!

LOS ANGELES, CA (March 24, 2014) Hero Initiative, the non-profit that aids comic creators in medical and financial need, is travelling to Wizard World St. Louis from April 4-6 at the America’s Center for the very first time!

Stop on by Hero’s booth, #1016, to check out all our great merchandise!

In addition, visit our Hero Initiative ambassadors throughout the con floor who will be collecting donations for our worthy cause! Creators include Cullen Bunn (C20), Mike Grell (1022), Jai Nitz (D21), Chris Samnee (D19), and Arthur Suydam (A20).

About The Hero Initiative

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $500,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.

South Texas Collectors Expo (September 2013)

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South Texas Collectors Expo

Convention Name
South Texas Collectors Expo
Convention Website Address
http://STCELaredo.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
09/21/2013
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
09/22/2013
About This Convention
A truly International Comic Con! The South Texas Collectors Expo is the premier Comic Con in South Texas and Northern Mexico! The South Texas Collectors Expo features, Collectibles, Celebrity Guests, Toys, Cosplay contests, Video Game Tournaments, LARPing Demonstrations, HeroClix Tournaments, Panels and much, much more.
Venue Name and Address
Laredo Civic Center
2400 San Bernardo Avenue
Laredo, TX 78045
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
100
Projected Attendance
4000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Collectibles
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Comic Books
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Sports
Guests
David Yost, Jeremy Bulloch, Noel G, Tom Kane, D.D. Lewis, Greg “Hammer” Valentine, Mike Grell, Carlo Barberi, Sam De La Rosa, Ben Dunn and many, many more.

South Texas Collectors Expo September 2013

Edmonton Comic and Entertainment Expo Welcomes Adam West, Burt Ward, Chris Claremont, and Lots More in October 2012

Edmonton

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Date Reminder: Edmonton Comic & Entertainment Expo October 20-21

What:               Edmonton Comic & Entertainment Expo

Where:             Edmonton EXPO Centre; Hall E, 7515 – 118 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB

When:              Saturday Oct 20 – Sunday Oct 21, 2012

10am to 6pm Saturday, 10am to 5 pm Sunday

Classic Batman to Buffy the Vampire Slayer…they are all going to be at Edmonton’s first comic-con October 20-21. This celebration of comics, gaming, anime, horror, and sci-fi will unite nerds of all-ages in the City of Champions to enjoy a weekend of costume roleplaying to artist alley and author panels.

Special Guests, including: Adam West (Classic Batman), Burt Ward (Classic Robin), Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian in Star Wars; Harvey Dent in Tim Burton’s Batman), Nichelle Nichols (Lieutenant Uhura in Star Trek), Casey Orr & Chuck Varga (horror shock-rock Musicians in GWAR), Dave Lawrence (FUBAR), Chris Claremont (Writer X-Men franchise), Mike Grell (CW’s Arrow), Charisma Carpenter (Cordelia Chase in Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer)…and more!

   

About Calgary Expo PRODUCTION TEAM

Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo is a non-profit organization showcasing pop culture including comics, sci-fi, gaming, anime, and horror. Since 2006, the convention has grown to host over 60,000 attendees in 2012 and is Canada’s second largest pop culture convention. Calgary Expo April 26 – 28, 2013 at BMO Centre, Stampede Park, in Calgary, AB, Canada. www.calgaryexpo.com

Jim Steranko Headlines 2-Day Tampa Bay Comic Con in March 2012

January 25, 2012 by  
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Captain America Jim Steranko

Press Release:

Tampa Bay Comic Con Gets Better Than Ever

January 25th, 2012 – The Tampa Bay Comic Con will return in March with greater grandeur than ever before with its brand new two-day format convention. On March 3-4, 2012, convention attendees will be able to experience a Tampa Bay Comic Con that offers more activities and special events than ever before, such as artist panels and after-hours events with convention guest creators and celebrities.

At the forefront of the convention additions will be an all-new, full-scale, video game tournament held by SuperCon 2k Series! For the first time, attendees will be able to go head-to-head with other attendees in games such as “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3”, “Halo Reach”, “Soul Calibur 5” and “Super Smash Bros. Brawl”.

The buzz and palpable excitement surrounding the Tampa Bay Comic Con’s success and expansion is perhaps only matched with their announced “guest of honor”: Jim Steranko. As an artist for many Stan Lee written comic book stories during the “Silver Age” of comic books (primarily Captain America, Nick Fury and X-Men), Steranko played an integral role in “modernizing” the genre to meet the changing and maturing tastes of readers during the turbulent late 1960s. Steranko single-handedly revolutionized the comic book industry when he employed artistic techniques never seen before in comics such as “op-art” (optical effects), “pop art” and surrealism.

As another event open to attendees, the Tampa Bay Comic Con will make available a small amount of tickets to an exclusive dinner party with Jim Steranko and J. David Spurlock at the posh and quintessential Italian steakhouse, “The Palm”. The purchase of a reservation will include a full-course, world-class meal at The Palm, five autographs from Jim Steranko and of course the priceless experience of such an occasion. Dinner reservations can be made through Tampa Bay Comic Con (“Show Schedule” section) or through its eBay partner, “AstonishingComicsFL” ( http://stores.ebay.com/Astonishing-Comics-of-Florida)This event is by early reservation or invitation only.

Other Tampa Bay Comic Con guests will include: Mike Grell who is a legendary artist widely known for his work on “Green Lantern”, “Warlord” and “Green Arrow”. Mark Ryan, an actor and writer known for his work in the film series “Transformers” and writer of “The Pilgrim”. Mike Mayhew, a highly acclaimed artist known for his extremely precise and photo-realistic art style. Pablo Marcos, a Peruvian-born comic book artist admired for his widespread work for Marvel Comics, perhaps best known for his work in titles such as “Conan the Barbarian” and “Vampirella”. Mike Perkins, who’s more recent work, includes “Captain America” and Stephen Kings, “The Stand”. J. David Spurlock, artist, author and founder of Vanguard Productions.

Tampa Bay Comic Con will be held on Saturday and Sunday, March 3-4, 2012 at the Doubletree Hotel in Tampa, FL from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Saturday and 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Sunday. Convention admission is $10.00 for adults and free for children (12 and under). Reserve hotel rooms at the Doubletree Hotel through the Tampa Bay Comic Con for special discounted hotel room rates. The address is:

4500 West Cypress Street
Tampa, FL 33607

Please e-mail: inquiries@tampabaycomiccon.com
http://www.TampaBayComicCon.com

Hero Initiative Heads to Wizard World Mid-Ohio Comic Con 2011 with Angel Medina

October 18, 2011 by  
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Hero Initiative attends Wizard World’s Mid-Ohio Comic Con With Special Guest Artist Angel Medina!

Venom Dark Origin 1Los Angeles, CA (October 17, 2011) Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that helps comic creators in financial and medical need, is proud to announce its appearance at Mid-Ohio Comic Con with special guest Angel Medina, October 22nd and 23rd at the Greater Columbus Convention Center located at 400 North High Street in Columbus, Ohio.

Angel is a comic book artist known for his work KissSpawnSensational Spider-Man and many more.Currently he is working on a top-secret project due to be released later this year.

At the Hero booth #212-#214, Mr. Medina will be sketching for his beloved fans while all proceeds will be donated to Hero Initiative. Don’t miss out and get in line early. This is your chance to get an amazing sketch while supporting Hero and its great cause.

To find out more information about Hero Initiative check out our You- tube video

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or go to www.heroinitiative.org.

SAT., Oct. 22 (con hours 10-7)

1030-1230: Angel Medina

130-230: Tom Scioli

230-430: Angel Medina

430-530: Mike Grell

 

SUN., Oct. 23 (con hours 10-5)

1030-1230: Angel Medina

230-430: Angel Medina


About The Hero Initiative:

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strict to helping comic book creators in need. Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment .Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $400,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.

Wizard World Mid-Ohio Comic Con 2011 to Feature Stars of Buffy, Star Wars, Batman, Etc.

Mid-Ohio Comic Con 2011

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James Marsters, Billy Dee Williams, Adam West, Burt Ward, Claudia Christian, Walter Koenig Among Headliners At Wizard World Mid-Ohio Comic Con, October 22-23 At Greater Columbus Convention Center

Superstar Artists Jeff Smith, Mike Grell, Rob Liefeld, Greg Horn, Phil Jimenez, Bill Sienkiewicz, Arthur Suydam And Many Others Scheduled To Appear

NEW YORK and COLUMBUS, Ohio, August 23, 2011 – North America’s largest pop-culture tour continues at Wizard World Mid-Ohio Comic Con at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, October 22-23, with standout guests James Marsters, Billy Dee Williams, Adam West, Burt Ward, Claudia Christian and Walter Koenig headlining the list of celebrity attendees. The event will bring together thousands of fans of all ages and dozens of celebrities and industry professionals 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.

Williams (STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, BRIAN’S SONG) will appear on Saturday, while Marsters (“Buffy The Vampire Slayer,” “Caprica”), West (“Batman,” “Family Guy”), Ward (“Batman”), Christian (“Look,” “Babylon 5”) and Koenig (“Star Trek,” “Babylon 5”) are scheduled for both days.

The lineup of superstar artists at Wizard World Mid-Ohio Comic Con is impressive, with Jeff Smith (“BONE,” “RASL”), Pasqual Ferry (“Thor; Ultimate Fantastic Four,” “Ultimate X-Men vs Fantastic Four”), Mike Grell (“Green Arrow,” “Green Lantern”), Rob Liefeld(“Deadpool,” “Youngblood”), Greg Horn (“Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark,” “Hero For Hire”),Phil Jimenez (“Amazing Spider-Man,” “Astonishing X-Men”), Bill Sienkiewicz (“Elektra: Assassin,” “Moon Knight”), Michael Golden (“Batman,” “Spider-Man”), Arthur Suydam(“Marvel Zombies,” “Army of Darkness”), Mark Texeira (“Wolverine,” “Spider-Man”) and Ryan Ottley (“Invincible,” “The Walking Dead”) at the head.

“We are excited to be adding the Wizard touch – and slew of celebrity guests and comics creators – to what has been a successful, well-attended event in Columbus,” said Gareb Shamus, Wizard World CEO.

Other popular celebrity guests scheduled to be on hand at the event include Gil Gerard(“Buck Rogers in the 25th Century”), Robyn Griggs (“Another World,” “One Life to Live”),David Harris (THE WARRIORS, “NYPD Blue”), William Holman (“Bachelor Pad,” “The Bachelorette”), and Doug Jones (FANTASTIC FOUR, HELLBOY).

Children and adult attendees are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite villain, superhero or pop culture personality for the chance to win special prizes in costume contests. Event-goers may also try their hand interactive product exhibits and shop for collectible comics, movie and television memorabilia, toys and games at scores of dealer booths.

Mid-Ohio Comic Con is the eighth stop on Wizard World’s 2011 North American tour. Hours are Saturday, October 22, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; and Sunday, October 23, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tickets are available in advance online at http://www.wizardworld.com/midohio.html at a savings over tickets purchased at the door. Advance adult single-day tickets are priced at $25 ($35 on site); weekend all-session tickets are $40 ($50 on site), and tickets are free for children age 10 and under when accompanied by a paid adult (limit two children per adult). VIP packages with special entry and exclusive items are also available on a limited basis.

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. Wizard World also produces Wizard World Digital, an online publication covering new and upcoming products and talents in the pop culture world, and is distributed on a weekly basis to online and iPad users worldwide.

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

***** SAVE THE 2011/12 DATES *****

October 22-23 – Mid-Ohio Comic Con

November 11-13 – Austin Comic Con

January 28-29, 2012 – New Orleans Comic Con

March 24-25, 2012 – Toronto Comic Con

May 19-20, 2012 – Big Apple Comic Con

June 1-3, 2012 – Philadelphia Comic Con

August 9-12, 2012 – Chicago Comic Con

TBD – Los Angeles Comic Con

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