Wizard World to Premiere the New York City Experience in June 2013 with Stan Lee, Patrick Stewart, Etc.

Press Release:

Save The Date For The Premiere Wizard World New York City Experience, June 28-29-30, 2013; ‘The Walking Dead’ Stars Join Stan Lee, Patrick Stewart As Early Guests

Norman Reedus, Jon Bernthal, Michael Rooker From ‘TWD’ To Attend Fan Extravaganza With Celebrities, Creators, Exhibitors, Sports Stars And More Set For New Riverside Location At Basketball City (Pier 36), just north of the Manhattan Bridge near South Street Seaport

Wizard World New York City Experience
NEW YORK, February 8, 2013
 – Experience New York City, differently, as Wizard World brings together celebrities, creators, sports stars, music, exhibitors, parties and other attractions at the 2013 Wizard World New York City Experience, June 28-30.  Comics legend Stan Lee, “Star Trek: The Next Generation” icon Patrick Stewart and “The Walking Dead” trio of Norman Reedus, Michael Rooker and Jon Bernthal are the first stars scheduled to attend the extravaganza at Basketball City (Pier 36) in lower Manhattan, overlooking the iconic Brooklyn Bridge and Statue of Liberty and steps away from vibrant South Street Seaport.

“Fans will want to keep the last weekend of June open,” said John Macaluso, Wizard World CEO.  “We have a star-studded affair planned and we are excited to launch with an early guest list, with more to follow. This show will have an all new look and feel that encompasses talented artists, unique shopping opportunities, specialty programming, sports heroes and much more.  It will be a true experience unlike any other for New York fans.”

Tickets go on sale for this exclusive event, with limited tickets available, on March 1 at www.wizardworld.com.  Additional guests, special receptions and events, start and end times and ticket prices will be announced shortly.

Wizard World NYC Experience will be the fourth of eight events on the 2013 calendar, which also currently includes shows in Portland, Ore. (Feb. 22-24), St. Louis (March 22-24), Philadelphia (May 30 – June 2), Chicago (Aug. 8-11), Columbus, Ohio (Sept. 20-22), Nashville, Tenn. (Oct. 18-20) and Austin, Texas (Nov. 22-24).  Wizard World has also scheduled its next New Orleans date (Feb. 7-9, 2014).

Wizard World 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, music, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more.

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, creators, artists and writers, and events such as premieres, gaming tournaments, panels, workshops, and costume contests.

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

***** SAVE THE 2013-14 DATES *****
February 22-24 – Wizard World Portland Comic Con
March 22-24 – Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con
May 30 – June 2 – Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con
June 28-30 – Wizard World New York City Experience
August 8-11 – Wizard World Chicago Comic Con
September 20-22 – Wizard World Ohio Comic Con
October 18-20 – Wizard World Nashville Comic Con
November 22-24 – Wizard World Austin Comic Con
February 7-9, 2014 – Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con

Toronto ComiCon to Feature Star Trek:TNG Reunion and More at March 2013 Show

STTNG Cast

Press Release:

CELEBRITY GUESTS TRAVEL TO TORONTO COMICON FOR MARCH BREAK

ATTENDING STARS INCLUDE THE CAST OF STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION, MICHAEL HOGAN OF BATTLESTAR GALACTICA AND SEAN ASTIN FROM THE LORD OF THE RINGS

- Tickets On Sale Now! -

TORONTO, ON (January 28, 2013) – Toronto ComiCon is putting the pop in pop culture with an all-star lineup featuring stars from some of the most treasured TV shows and films in the sci-fi and fantasy universe.

The two-day extravaganza, held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre March 9-10, 2013, will feature the following celebrity guests:

  • Michael Hogan (Battlestar Galactica, Teen Wolf)
  • Sean Astin (The Goonies, The Lord of the Rings)
  • Laura Vandervoort (Smallville, V)
  • Daniel Logan (Star Wars Episode II)

The cast of STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION:

  • Patrick Stewart (Captain Jean-Luc Picard)
  • Jonathan Frakes (Cmdr. William Riker)
  • LeVar Burton (Lt. Cmdr. Geordi LaForge)
  • Michael Dorn (Lt. Worf)
  • Gates McFadden (Dr. Beverly Crusher)
  • Marina Sirtis (Counselor Deanna Troi)
  • Brent Spiner (Lt. Cmdr. Data)

This year’s festivities will also bring together some of the biggest names in comics, horror and anime, including:

  • Kill Shakespeare’s creators: Toronto’s own Anthony Del Col and Connor McCreery made headlines across North American for their innovative comic series featuring epic battles between the bard’s greatest heroes and villains. The duo has inked a follow-up series called Tide of Blood launching in 2013.

For the complete list of Toronto ComiCon guests, visit www.comicontoronto.com.

Returning for a second spectacular year, Toronto’s ComiCon has established itself as one of the city’s defining pop culture and entertainment events. Presented by FAN EXPO CANADA™, Toronto ComiCon is filled with high-profile celebrity presentations, Q&A’s, autographs and photo sessions. Join hundreds of exhibitors and retailers – and a parade of costumed fans – in celebrating a jam-packed weekend of all things pop culture. Other highlights include a Star Wars photo session, sketching duels, as well workshops and seminars featuring some of the industry’s brightest talents.

Escaping to new worlds on March Break has never been so easy!

 

METRO TORONTO CONVENTION CENTRE
(South Building) 222 BREMNER BLVD.

TICKET DETAILS:

Saturday, March 9 All Access One-Day Pass
Sunday, March 10 All Access One-Day Pass
All Access Two-Day Pass
Child All Access One-Day Pass
$25
$20
$39
$16

For more information on Star Trek: The Next Generation cast photo-op sessions, autograph signings and VIP tickets, please visit http://www.lightspeedfineart.com/toronto-comic-con-vip-tickets

Wizard World Announces Programming for Austin Comic Con 2012

Eliza Dushku

Press Release:

Programming At 2012 Wizard World Austin Comic Con To Include ‘Star Trek: TNG’ Reunion, Q&A’s With Patrick Stewart, Eliza Dushku, WWE® Superstar CM Punk®, Evening Parties 

Dean Cain, ‘The Walking Dead’ Cast, Other Celebrities, Artist Sessions, Comics, Movies, TV Panels At Austin Convention Center, October 26-28

NEW YORK and AUSTIN, Texas, October 19, 2012 – Wizard World today announced its most robust Austin Comic Con programming schedule ever, with a variety of sessions with top celebrities, superstar artists, industry insiders, evening parties, costume contests and dedicated kids activities, Oct. 26-28, 2012, at the Austin Convention Center.  A once-in-a-generation special reunion of the cast of “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” individual Q&A’s with Patrick Stewart, Eliza Dushku andWWE® Superstar CM Punk® are among the more than 15 celebrity panels among the nearly 50 scheduled during the three days.

The evening entertainment includes the popular “Wizard World Drink & Draw” on Friday, Oct. 26, and “Wizard World Masquerade Party” on Saturday night.

Some of the more interesting panels include:

· Interactive celebrity Q&A’s with Stewart, Dushku, Punk, Dean Cain and Lou Ferrigno.
· Eight cast members of “Star Trek: TNG,” on stage for the first time in the U.S., including Stewart (Captain Picard),Jonathan Frakes (Commander William T. Riker), LeVar Burton (Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge), Michael Dorn(Lieutenant Worf), Marina Sirtis (Counselor Deanna Troi), Brent Spiner (Lt. Commander Data) and Gates McFadden (Dr. Beverly Crusher).  This is an additional, paid event.
· “The Walking Dead” stars Norman Reedus, Michael Rooker and Jon Bernthal discuss the popular AMC show.
· “Star Trek: TNG” breakout sessions featuring the ladies (Sirtis, McFadden) and a selection of the men (Frakes, Burton, Spiner, Dorn) from the series.
· Creator spotlights with industry giants Neal Adams, Mike McKone, Bernie Wrightson, Humberto Ramos and more.
· Comprehensive discussions of a wide range of topics from vampires to series cancellations to webseries and more.
· Costume contests for adults (Saturday) and Kids (Sunday) for an early start to Halloween.
· Kids Day on Sunday, with a full slate of activities specially designed for the youngsters.

Unless noted, programming events take place in the designated General Programming Rooms (Ballroom FG, Ballroom E, Room 12AB) on the fourth floor of the Austin Convention Center.  Many are included as part of standard Wizard World Austin Comic Con admission; VIP tickets or additional costs may apply to ensure access to select activities.  Seating for panels is strictly limited and available on a first come first serve basis and each room will be cleared between panels.  Programming subject to change; attendees should check the schedule board on site for updates.

A full list of Wizard World Austin programming is below; further details on each at http://www.wizardworld.com/programming-tx.html (subjects, guests, times and rooms subject to change):

Friday, Oct. 26
2:00 – 2:45pm Tanya Memme Q&A (Ballroom E)
3:00 – 3:45pm Creator Spotlight: Bernie Wrightson (Room 12AB)
3:00 – 3:45pm Craig Parker Q&A (Ballroom E)
3:00 – 3:45pm Star Trek: TNG Enterprise Bridge Restoration (Ballroom FG)
4:00 – 4:45pm Creator Spotlight: Mike McKone (Room AB)
4:00 – 4:45pm Paul McGillion Q&A (Ballroom E)
5:00 – 5:45pm Making Webcomics, With Scott Kurtz And Brad Guigar (Room AB)
5:00 – 5:45pm Sofia Milos Q&A (Ballroom E)
5:00 – 5:45pm DCU Online: Bringing The Comic Universe To Life (Ballroom FG)
6:00 – 6:45pm Cancelled! What Do You Mean, Cancelled? (Room AB)
6:00 – 6:45pm Voice Acting With Vic Mignogna (Ballroom E)
6:00 – 6:45pm The Women Of Star Trek: TNG W/ Marina Sirtis And Gates McFadden (Ballroom FG)
8:00 – 11:00pm Wizard World Drink & Draw (Hilton Austin/Salon J, 6th Floor)

Saturday, Oct. 27
11:00 – 11:45am Kosplay Kombat: DC Vs. Marvel (Room 12AB)
11:00 – 11:45am Dean Cain Q&A (Ballroom E)
11:00 – 11:45am First Comics: The Relaunch! (Ballroom FG)
12:00 – 12:45pm Creator Spotlight: Neal Adams (Room 12AB)
12:00 – 12:45pm Vampire Lore And Other Urban Myths And Legends w/Dr. Rebecca Housel (Ballroom E)
12:00 – 12:30pm Patrick Stewart Q&A (Ballroom FG)
1:00 – 1:45pm From Conception To Page (Room 12AB)
1:00 – 1:45pm Digital Painting (Ballroom E)
1:00 – 1:45pm The Boondock Saints Q&A (Ballroom FG)
2:00 – 2:45pm Creator Spotlight: Humberto Ramos (Room 12AB)
2:00 – 2:45pm Adult Star Wars Origami: Christopher Alexander (Ballroom E)
2:00 – 2:45pm Eliza Dushku Q&A (Ballroom FG)
3:00 – 3:45pm Storytelling With Michael Golden: Taking It To The Next Level (Room 12ab)
3:00 – 3:45pm Zenescope: Big Hitters And Bigger News (Ballroom E)
3:00 – 3:45pm Larry Nemecek’s Trekland: Between The Cracks…2012 Double-Whammy Edition! (Ballroom FG)
4:00 – 4:45pm Back To The Drawing Board Artist Q&A (Room 12AB)
4:00 – 4:45pm Webseries Creators Anonymous (Ballroom E)
5:00 – 5:45pm From Comics To Film (Room 12AB)
5:00 – 5:45pm Shadow Bringers: From Idea To Internet (Ballroom E)
5:30 – 7:00pm Star Trek: The Next Generation 25th Anniversary Reunion – Paid Event (Ballroom FG)
6:00 – 6:45pm Batman And Psychology (Room 12AB)
6:00 – 6:30pm WWE® Superstar CM Punk® Q&A (Ballroom E)
7:00pm – 9:00pm Wizard World Adult Costume Contest (Ballroom FG)
7:00pm – 9:00pm Wizard World Masquerade Party (Maggie Mae’s @ 323 East 6th St.)

Sunday, Oct. 28
11:00 – 11:45am Hound Kids Presents Border-Pups: Crashbat And Super Space Sheriffs Book Reading (Ballroom E)
11:00 – 11:30am My Life As The Hulk w/Lou Ferrigno (Ballroom FG)
12:00 – 12:45pm Drawing Cartoon Characters (Ballroom E)
12:00 – 12:45pm The Walking Dead Q&A w/Norman Reedus, Michael Rooker And Jon Bernthal (Ballroom FG)
1:00 – 1:45pm Hey, Kids Comics! Ape Entertainment Talks About Comics For Kids Of All Ages! (Ballroom E)
1:00 – 1:45pm How To Get Into The Game Industry (Ballroom FG)
2:00 – 2:45pm Wizard World Kids Costume Contest (Ballroom E)
2:00 – 2:45pm Jonathan Frakes, Levar Burton, Brent Spiner & Michael Dorn (Ballroom FG)
3:00 – 3:45pm Kids Star Wars Origami: Christopher Alexander (Ballroom E)
3:00 – 3:45pm Star Trek: State Of The Franchise (Ballroom FG)

*Seating for panels is strictly limited and available on a first served basis. each room will be cleared before panels.

Wizard World Austin Comic Con, produced by Wizard World, Inc. (WIZD.PK), will 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.  Admission is free for kids 10 and under, and Sunday, October 28, is “Kids Day,” with an array of programming specially designed for children.

For more on the 2012 Wizard World Austin Comic Con, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/home-tx.html.

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.

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

***** SAVE THE 2012-13 DATES *****
October 26-28, 2012 – Wizard World Austin Comic Con
November 30 – December 2, 2012 – Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con
February 22-24, 2013 – Wizard World Portland Comic Con
May 30 – June 2, 2013 – Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con
August 8-11, 2013 – Wizard World Chicago Comic Con
September 20-22, 2013 – Wizard World Ohio Comic Con

Wizard World’s Programming for the Ohio Comic Con 2012 Includes Patrick Stewart, Eliza Dushku, Val Kilmer, and CM Punk

CM Punk Wizard World

Press Release: (Editor’s Note: This information has been updated and edited to reflect Stan Lee’s cancellation.)

Patrick Stewart, Eliza Dushku, Val Kilmer, WWE® Superstar CM Punk® Q&A’s, Costume Contests Top Wizard World Ohio Comic Con Programming Schedule

Interactive Celebrity Panels, Sessions Led By Superstar Artists, Kids and Adult Costume Contests, Kids Day Sunday Highlight Special Programming, Sept. 28-30

NEW YORK and COLUMBUS, Ohio, September 21, 2012 – Interactive Q&A discussions with all the event’s top celebrities, superstar artist sessions and costume contests for adults and children are among the highlights on the special programming schedule at Wizard World Ohio Comic Con, set for Sept. 28-30, 2012, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Patrick Stewart, Eliza Dushku, Val Kilmer, WWE® Superstar CM Punk® and others will answer fans’ questions in panels that are often surprising and always entertaining.

Some of the most interesting scheduled sessions include:

  • Celebrity Q&A’s featuring StewartDushku, Lee, Val Kilmer, Punk, Dean Cain, and Boondock Saints actors Norman Reedus,Sean Patrick Flanery and David Della Rocco
  • Artist sessions focusing on various facets of the industry: breaking into the industry by Neal Adams; pitching publishers by Tyler Kirkham; crafting stories by Michael Golden; reflecting on Spider-Man with Humberto Ramos and Paul Jenkins
  • Kids Day on Sunday, with a full slate of activities specially designed for the youngsters
  • Drink and Draw” event featuring many of the top artists in a more casual setting
  • Music, prizes and fun at the always unpredictable Wizard World Masquerade Party
  • It wouldn’t be Wizard World Comic Con without cosplay and costume contests – adults on Saturday night, kids on Sunday

Unless noted, programming events take place in the designated Programming Room (Room E172) at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Many are included as part of standard Wizard World Ohio Comic Con admission; VIP tickets or additional costs may apply to ensure access to select activities. Seating for panels is strictly limited and available on a first come first serve basis and each room will be cleared between panels. Programming subject to change; attendees should check the schedule board on site for updates.

Programming at Wizard World Ohio Comic Con is available in detail at http://www.wizardworld.com/programming-ohio.html, and scheduled as follows:

Friday, September 28

9-11:00 p.m., Wizard World Drink & Draw (Ballroom Foyer, 2nd level)

 

Saturday, September 29

11 – 11:45 a.m., Storytelling With Michael Golden: Taking It To The Next Level (Room E172)

12 – 12:45 p.m., Eliza Dushku Q&A (Room E172) 

1:00 – 1:30 p.m., WWE® SUPERSTAR CM PUNK® Q&A (Room E172) 

2 – 2:45 p.m., Humberto Ramos & Paul Jenkins (Room E172)

3 – 3:45 p.m., Star Trek Panel W/ Patrick Stewart & John De Lancie (Room E172)

4 – 4:45 p.m., Alan Davis Q&A (Room E172)

5 – 5:45 p.m., Val Kilmer Q&A (Room E172) 

6 – 6:45 p.m., The Boondock Saints Q&A (Room E172)

7 – 9 p.m., Wizard World Adult Costume Contest (Room E172)

9 p.m. – 12 a.m. – Wizard World Masquerade Party (Tavern on Front)

 

Sunday, September 30

10 – 10:45 a.m., VAMPIRE LORE AND OTHER URBAN MYTHS AND LEGENDS W/DR. REBECCA HOUSEL (Room E172) 

12 – 12:45 p.m., Neal Adams Q&A (Room E172) 

1 – 1:45 p.m., Dean Cain Q&A (Room E172)

2 – 2:45 p.m., Wizard World Kids Costume Contest (Room E172)

3 – 3:45 p.m., Crazy Coasters with COSI (Room E172)

 

Stewart, Punk®, Dushku and Cain headline the Wizard World Ohio Comic Con celebrity roster. They will be joined by many of the world’s greatest comics creators, exhibitors and thousands of fans in a celebration of all things pop culture in an expanded format, which now includes a preview on Friday evening and two full weekend days.

Top creators include Eisner Award Hall of Famer Adams (“Batman,” “Green Lantern”), Alan Davis (“Captain America,” “Thor”), Eisner Award nominee Ramos (“Amazing Spider-Man,” “Impulse”), Eisner Award winner Jenkins (“Spider-Man,” “Hulk”) and many others.

Wizard World Ohio Comic Con, produced by Wizard World, Inc. (WIZD.PK), will 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. Show hours are Friday, Sept. 28, 5-9 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 29, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Sept. 30, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

For more on the 2012 Wizard World Ohio Comic Con, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/home-ohio.html.


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.

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

***** SAVE THE 2012-13 DATES *****

September 28-30, 2012 – Wizard World Ohio Comic Con

October 26-28, 2012 – Wizard World Austin Comic Con

November 30 – December 2, 2012 – Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con

February 22-24, 2013 – Wizard World Portland Comic Con

May 30 – June 2, 2013 – Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con

August 8-11, 2013 – Wizard World Chicago Comic Con

Patrick Stewart, Stan Lee, Eliza Dushku, Michael Madsen, and CM Punk Lead Guest List for Wizard World New Orleans 2012

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Stan Lee

Press Release:

Patrick Stewart, Stan Lee, Eliza Dushku, Michael Madsen, WWE® Superstar CM Punk® Lead Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con Celebrity Roster, Nov. 30 – Dec. 2

Also To Feature Dean Cain, Michael Rooker, Jon Bernthal, Superstar Artists Greg Capullo, Neal Adams, Many Others At New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

NEW YORK and NEW ORLEANS, September 18, 2012 – “Star Trek: The Next Generation” actor Sir Patrick Stewart, comics legend Stan Lee, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” star Eliza Dushku, Reservoir Dogs headliner Michael Madsen and WWE® Superstar CM Punk® top the standout lineup of celebrities scheduled to attend Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, Nov. 30 – Dec. 2, 2012, at New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.  They will be joined by an All-Star collection of well-known artists and a variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions in the final event on Wizard World’s 2012 calendar.

Stewart and Lee will appear on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 1-2, while Dushku and Punk are scheduled to attend on Saturday and Madsen all three days.

Other headliners on the Wizard World New Orleans roster include Dean Cain (“Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,” “90210”), Michael Rooker (“The Walking Dead,” Henry), Jon Bernthal (“The Walking Dead,” Night at the Museum), Kevin Sorbo (“Hercules, The Legendary Journeys,” “Andromeda”) and the Boondock Saints trio of Norman Reedus, Sean Patrick Flanery and David Della Rocco.

The lineup of superstar comic creators in New Orleans is also impressive, with Eisner Award Hall of Famer Neal Adams (“Batman,” “Green Lantern”), Eisner nominees J.G. Jones (“Final Crisis,” “Wanted”), Ethan Van Sciver (“Firestorm,” “Green Lantern”) and Ron Garney (“Captain America,” “Wolverine”), Phil Jimenez (“Spider-Man,” “X-Men”) and Michael Golden (“Hulk,” “Daredevil”) leading the way.

Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, produced by Wizard World, Inc. (WIZD.PK), will 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.  Admission is free for kids 10 and under, and Sunday, December 2, is “Kids Day,” an array of programming specially designed for children.

For more on the 2012 Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/home-neworleans.html.

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.

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

***** SAVE THE 2012-13 DATES *****
September 28-30, 2012 – Wizard World Ohio Comic Con
October 26-28, 2012 – Wizard World Austin Comic Con
November 30 – December 2, 2012 – Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con
February 22-24, 2013 – Wizard World Portland Comic Con
May 30 – June 2, 2013 – Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con
August 8-11, 2013 – Wizard World Chicago Comic Con

Patrick Stewart and John de Lancie Added to Wizard World Ohio Comic Con 2012

Stewart and de Lancie

Press Release:

Sir Patrick Stewart, John De Lancie Added To Wizard World Ohio Comic Con Celebrity Guest List, Sept. 28-30

Legendary Actor, Fellow ‘Star Trek’ Franchise Actor Join Stan Lee, Eliza Dushku, WWE® Superstar CM Punk®, Dean Cain As Headliners At Greater Columbus Convention Center

NEW YORK and COLUMBUS, Ohio, September 10, 2012 – Patrick Stewart, known to millions of fans as “Captain Jean-Luc Picard” on the television series “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” and “Professor Charles Xavier” in the X-Men film series, and “Star Trek” franchise standout John de Lancie (“Q”) will attend Wizard World Ohio Comic Con, Wizard World, Inc. announced today.  They will be joined by headliners Stan Lee, Eliza Dushku, WWE® Superstar CM Punk®, Dean Cain and other special guests at the event, held Sept. 28-30 at Greater Columbus Convention Center.

Stewart will appear on Saturday, Sept. 29, and Sunday, Sept. 30, when he will meet fans, sign autographs, pose for photo ops and lead an interactive Q&A panel. He has been a popular guest at Wizard World events, most recently at Philadelphia Comic Con, where he was joined by the other four “Star Trek” captains.  Next month, Stewart will also anchor the 25-year reunion of the cast of “TNG,” with all seven primary stars gathering at Wizard World Austin Comic Con (Oct. 26-28).

Wizard World also announced that William Shatner, originally on the celebrity roster, will not attend Wizard World Ohio Comic Con.

The Emmy-nominated Stewart, who has performed in more than 100 television and film roles, is one of several actors to appear in all three “X-Men” films: X-Men (2000), X2 (2003) and X-Men: The Last Stand(2006). His role as Picard, which started on “Next Generation,” placed him in four Star Trek films:Generations (1994), First Contact (1996), Insurrection (1998) and Nemesis (2002). He also served as the voice of numerous animated characters in movies like Chicken Little and Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, as well as popular TV shows such as “Family Guy” and “American Dad.”

De Lancie is best known as a regular guest star on “Star Trek: The Next Generation” as the iconic all-powerful “Q.”  He also holds the distinction of being one of the few characters to appear in three separate shows in the franchise (“TNG”, “Deep Space 9” and “Voyager”).

VIP tickets are available now for fans who want to secure their opportunity to meet many of the stars at the event, including Stewart.  Fans can also visit http://www.wizardworld.com/ohio.html for links to VIP packages for Lee, Punk, Dushku and a group experience with Boondock Saints actors Norman Reedus, Sean Patrick Flanery and David Della Rocco.

Additionally, Neal Adams (“Batman,” “Green Lantern”), Alan Davis (“Captain America,” “Thor”),Humberto Ramos (“Amazing Spider-Man,” “Impulse”) and Paul Jenkins (“Spider-Man,” “Batman”) are among the more than 80 top comics creators scheduled for Artist Alley at Wizard World Ohio Comic Con.

Wizard World Ohio Comic Con, produced by Wizard World, Inc. (WIZD.PK), will 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.

For more on the 2012 Wizard World Ohio Comic Con, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/home-ohio.html.

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.

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

***** SAVE THE 2012-13 DATES *****
September 28-30, 2012 – Wizard World Ohio Comic Con
October 26-28, 2012 – Wizard World Austin Comic Con
November 30 – December 2, 2012 – Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con
February 22-24, 2013 – Wizard World Portland Comic Con
May 30 – June 2, 2013 – Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con
August 8-11, 2013 – Wizard World Chicago Comic Con

Wizard World Austin Comic Con 2012 to Feature Star Trek: TNG Reunion, Eliza Dushku, and WWE Star CM Punk

Star Trek: TNG

Press Release:

First U.S. ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ 25-Year Reunion, Eliza Dushku, WWE® Superstar CM Punk® Featured At 2012 Wizard World Austin Comic Con

Patrick Stewart Leads Seven ‘TNG’ Stars, Plus Dean Cain, Anthony Michael Hall, James Marsters, Boondock Saints Trio, Dozens of Top Creators At Austin Convention Center, October 26-28

NEW YORK and AUSTIN, August 15, 2012 – Seven stars of the popular series “Star Trek: The Next Generation” will gather for their first 25-year U.S. reunion at Wizard World Austin Comic Con, Oct. 26-28, 2012, at the Austin Convention Center.  All seven of the main stars are scheduled to attend, including the legendary Patrick Stewart, who portrayed the stern, determined Captain Jean-Luc Picard, commander of the USS Enterprise.

The “TNG” stars will be joined in Austin by Eliza Dushku (“Buffy The Vampire Slayer,”True Lies), WWE® Superstar CM Punk®, Dean Cain (“Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,” “90210”), Anthony Michael Hall (Sixteen Candles, Weird Science), James Marsters (“Buffy The Vampire Slayer,” “Torchwood”) and the Boondock Saints trio of Norman Reedus, Sean Patrick Flanery and David Della Rocco, among others.

The other “TNG” actors on board include Jonathan Frakes (Commander William T. Riker), LeVar Burton (Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge), Michael Dorn (Lieutenant Worf), Marina Sirtis (Counselor Deanna Troi), Brent Spiner (Lt. Commander Data) and Gates McFadden (Dr. Beverly Crusher).  The series, which ran for seven seasons from 1987 through 1994, garnered 18 daytime Emmys and was a hugely successful follow-up to the original “Star Trek” series from two decades earlier.

The lineup of superstar comic creators in Austin is also impressive, with Eisner Award Hall of Famer Neal Adams (“Batman,” “Green Lantern”), Eisner winners Paul Jenkins (“Spider-Man,” “Hulk”) and Bernie Wrightson (“Swamp Thing,” “House of Mystery”), Kaare Andrews (“Astonishing X-Men,” “Iron Man”), Humberto Ramos (“The Spectacular Spider-Man,” “Impulse”) and Mike McKone (“Avengers,” “Green Lantern”) at the top of the deep list.

Other celebrities of note scheduled to attend include Sofia Milos (“CSI: Miami,” “The Order”), Vic Mignogna(Reservoir Chronicle: Tsubasa, “Fullmetal Alchemist and the Broken Angel”), Craig Parker (“Spartacus,” Lord of the Rings), Eve Myles (“Doctor Who,” “Torchwood”), Paul McGillion (“Stargate: Atlantis,” “Star Trek”) and Lou Ferrigno (“The Incredible Hulk,” “The King of Queens”).

Wizard World Austin Comic Con, produced by Wizard World, Inc. (WIZD.PK), will 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.  Admission is free for kids 10 and under, and Sunday, October 28 is “Kids Day,” with an array of programming specially designed for children.

For more on the 2012 Wizard World Austin Comic Con, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/home-tx.html.

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.

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

***** SAVE THE 2012-13 DATES *****
September 28-30, 2012 – Wizard World Ohio Comic Con
October 26-28, 2012 – Wizard World Austin Comic Con
November 30 – December 2, 2012 – Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con
May 30 – June 2, 2013 – Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con
August 8-11, 2013 – Wizard World Chicago Comic Con

MegaCon Initial Guest Lineup for 2013 Includes Neal Adams, Patrick Stewart, and Dean Cain

MegaCon 2013

Press Release:

ORLANDO MEGACON ANNOUNCES INITIAL 2013 GUEST LINEUP

MegaCon, the largest comic book, anime, gaming and multi media event in the Southeast, is pleased to make its initial announcement of guests. MegaCon will take place March 15th – 17th, 2013 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.

Megacon is happy to announce a first time appearance by comic book legend Neal Adams.

Other comic book guests include:
Mark Waid, Gail Simone, Mike McKone, Dave Johnson, Dan Panosian, Brian Pulido, Brandon Peterson, Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Billy Tucci, Georges Jeanty, Tim Townsend and Craig Boldman

Many more to be included!

MegaCon is also proud to announce the first time appearance of Patrick Stewart from the TV series Star Trek: TNG and Dean Cain from Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman

Other Media guests include:
Star Trek: TNG cast members; Jonathan Frakes, Marina Sirtis, Brent Spiner, Levar Burton, Michael Dorn and John DeLancie.
Star Wars: Paul Blake, Jeremy Bulloch
Incredible Hulk: Lou Ferrigno
Ghost Hunters’ International: Paul Bradford, Scott Tepperman

Many more to be included!

Musical events to be announced

Other events include: children events provided by the Skiffytown Heroes, RPG gaming events, anime events, LAN room, belly dancing, Indy Film Festival, movie trailers screening room, Saturday evening dance, late night adult only dance, and professional panel room.

The MegaCon guest list is constantly growing. Check www.MegaConvention.com frequently for more updates.

MegaCon 2013
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, Florida
March 15th – 17th, 2013
Contact Info: info@megaconvention.com or www.megaconvention.com

Fan Expo Canada Announces Star-Studded Line-up for 2012: Stan Lee, Gillian Anderson, Patrick Stewart, Kevin Smith, Etc.

Gillian Anderson

Press Release:

CELEBRITY GUEST LINEUP ANNOUNCED FOR 18th ANNUAL FAN EXPO CANADA™ – AUGUST 23-26

Among This Year’s Star-Studded Guests: Stan Lee, Gillian Anderson, Jennifer Carpenter, Patrick Stewart, Kevin Smith, Rose McGowan, John Carpenter
PLUS Cast Members from The Walking Dead and True Blood!

Tickets On Sale Now For This Ultimate Four-Day Fan Experience

TORONTO, ON (June 12, 2012) – Celebrating 18 years as the Comic Con of the North, Fan Expo Canada is gearing up for this year’s event boasting the largest combined gaming, horror, comic, science fiction and anime event in the country and one of the largest in the world!  Fan Expo Canada will be at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre August 23-26, 2012.

Some of this year’s celebrity guests, comprising some of the world’s most legendary names in pop culture, film and television, as well as industry luminaries include:

  • STAN LEE (Legendary Creator of Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, X-Men, The Fantastic Four, Iron Man, as well as countless others)
  • GILLIAN ANDERSON (The X Files)
  • NELSAN ELLIS AND SAM TRAMELL (True Blood)
  • PATRICK STEWART (Star Trek: The Next Generation and X-Men™ Feature Films)
  • KEVIN SMITH AND JASON MEWES (Jay and Silent Bob)
  • ROSE McGOWAN (Charmed and Grindhouse)
  • JENNIFER CARPENTER (Dexter)
  • CHRISTOPHER LLOYD (Back To The Future)
  • NORMAN REEDUS and JON BERTHAL (The Walking Dead)
  • LUKE PERRY AND JASON PRIESTLEY (Beverly Hills 90210)
  • JOHN CARPENTER (Legendary Director)

With over 80,000 fans expected and more than 700 exhibitors and retail vendors covering over 400,000 square feet, Fan Expo Canada™ is going to be the hottest event of the summer.

TICKET DETAILS:

PREMIUM Fan Expo Pass: SOLD OUT!

DELUXE Fan Expo Pass: $95 – BEST VALUE, LIMITED QUANTITIES

  • Includes unlimited access to Fan Expo Canada for all 4 days
  • Advance entrance on Thursday, August 23rd, 2012 (2:00 p.m.)

SINGLE Fan Expo Pass:

  • Includes unlimited access to Fan Expo Canada on specified date
  • (Excludes special ticketed events and anything otherwise noted)

Thursday, August 23, 2012:      $25.00
Friday, August 24, 2012:          $30.00
Saturday, August 25, 2012:      $45.00
Sunday, August 26, 2012:        $35.00

Visit fanexpocanada.com for exciting announcements and join the official Facebook fan site atfacebook.com/fanexpocanada

All 5 Star Trek Captains Appearing Together for the 1st Time at Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con 2012

5 Captains Star Trek

Press Release:

Sir Patrick Stewart To Attend 2012 Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con; Five ‘Star Trek’ Captains Appearing Together For First Time

Celebrated Actor Joins William Shatner, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew, Scott Bakula At Star-Studded Event Also Featuring Chris Hemsworth, Stan Lee, WWE® Superstar CM Punk™

NEW YORK and PHILADELPHIA, May 19, 2012 – Patrick Stewart, known to millions of fans as “Captain Jean-Luc Picard” on the television series “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” and “Professor Charles Xavier” in the X-Men film series, will attend Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, Stewart and Wizard World, Inc. announced today.  He joins William Shatner (“Captain Kirk”), Avery Brooks (“Captain Sisko”), Kate Mulgrew (“Captain Janeway”) and Scott Bakula (“Captain Archer”) as captains of their respective series in the iconic franchise who will be special guests at the event, set for Thursday, May 31, through Sunday, June 3 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.  Stewart will appear at the event on Saturday.

The Emmy-nominated actor, who has performed in more than 100 television and film roles, is one of several actors to appear in all three “X-Men” films: X-Men (2000), X2 (2003) and X-Men: The Last Stand (2006). His role as Picard, which started on “Next Generation,” placed him in four Star Trek films: Generations (1994), First Contact (1996), Insurrection (1998) and Nemesis (2002). He also served as the voice of numerous animated characters in movies like Chicken Little and Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, as well as popular TV shows such as “Family Guy” and “American Dad.”

“Bringing together the five Captains from the iconic ‘Star Trek’ series, capped with the addition of the legendary Sir Patrick Stewart, is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our fans,” said John Macaluso, Wizard World CEO.  “They and other standout guests like Chris Hemsworth, William Shatner and Stan Lee make Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con a can’t-miss event.”

The five captains, Hemsworth (The Avengers, Thor), Lee (creator, “Spider-Man,” “X-Men”), WWE® Superstar CM Punk™ and Bruce Campbell (Army of Darkness, Evil Dead, “Burn Notice,” Spider-Man)” plus more than 60 other celebrities make this year’s Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con roster the best and most diverse ever.

VIP tickets are available now for fans who want to secure their opportunity to meet many of the stars at the event, including the five captains as a group.  Fans can also visithttp://www.wizardworld.com/philadelphia.html for links to VIP packages for Hemsworth, Lee, Ryan, WWE® Superstar CM Punk™, Bruce Campbell, Hayden Panettiere, Paul Wesley, James Marsters and group experiences with Boondock Saints, “Buffy: The Vampire Slayer,” and “Spartacus/Legend of the Seeker” actors.

For more on the 2012 Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, including hours, celebrities, creators, vendors, programming schedules, evening entertainment, autographs, sponsorship and volunteer information and more, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/home-pa.html.

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.

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

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