UPDATED: David Boreanaz to Do His 1st Ever Public Signing at Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con 2013

David Boreanaz

 

Editor’s Note: Wizard has since announced that Boreanaz will not be able to attend due to scheduling conflicts.

Press Release:

David Boreanaz, ‘Angel,’ ‘Buffy,’ ‘Bones’ Star To Attend Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, June 1-2 For First-Ever Public Signing

Joins Stan Lee, Summer Glau, William Shatner, WWE® Superstars John Cena® And Daniel Bryan® At Pennsylvania Convention Center

NEW YORK and PHILADELPHIA, February 19, 2013 – Best known for starring roles in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Angel” and the current Fox prime-time series “Bones,” David Boreanaz will make his first-every public signing at Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con on Saturday and Sunday, June 1-2.  Boreanaz, who grew up in the Philadelphia area, played the vampire “Angel” in the Joss Whedon cult series and portrays “Special Agent Seeley Booth” opposite Emily Deschanel in “Bones.”

Boreanaz will meet Wizard World fans, pose for photo ops (solo, dual and with fellow “Buffy” cast alumsJames Marsters, Charisma Carpenter, Juliet Landau and others also in attendance), sign autographs and conduct an interactive Q&A at Philadelphia Comic Con.  He will join fellow comics legend Stan Lee, Summer Glau (Serenity, “Firefly”), William Shatner (“Star Trek,” “Boston Legal”), WWE® Superstars John Cena® And Daniel Bryan® and Manu Bennett (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, “Spartacus: Vengeance”) as headliners scheduled at the event, held May 30 – June 2 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

“David Boreanaz and Buffy fans have attended our shows for many years, and we are proud to have his first ever public signing at Philadelphia Comic Con 2013, his hometown crowd,” said John Macaluso, Wizard World president and CEO.  “We are striving to bring our loyal fans the guests they have been asking for, and David is at the top of that list.”

His first notable role was that of Kelly Bundy’s boyfriend “Frank” in a 1993 episode of “Married with Children,” and after a few other bit parts was cast in “Buffy” from 1997-1999 and the spin-off “Angel” through 2004.  A year later, Boreanaz landed the “Bones” starring role, a series he has also produced and directed.  In 2006, Boreanaz ventured into the comics world with a voice role in the animated feature Justice League: The New Frontier, to which he gave a nod in an episode of “Bones” in which his character is seen reading the Green Lantern character that he had voiced.

Fans will also be able to purchase “David Boreanaz VIP” tickets, for the full experience including photos, autographs and reserved seating at the Boreanaz programming panel, sure to be an extremely popular event.

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.  Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con show hours are Thursday, May 30, 3-8 p.m.; Friday, May 31, noon – 7 p.m.; Saturday, June 1, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; and Sunday, June 2, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

For more on the 2013 Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, 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.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

WWE Stars John Cena and Daniel Bryan to Appear at Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con 2013

Daniel Bryan John Cena

Press Release:

WWE® Superstars John Cena® And Daniel Bryan® To Attend Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con on May 30, June 1, 2013

Duo Continues Run Of Top WWE® Talent At Wizard World Shows In 2013; Join Celebrity Roster With Stan Lee, Summer Glau, William Shatner At Pennsylvania Convention Center

NEW YORK, January 31, 2013 – Wizard World has fast become the place for fans to meet top WWE® stars, continuing this May/June with appearances by WWE® Superstars John Cena® and Daniel Bryan® at Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.  Cena will meet fans, sign autographs and pose for photo ops on Thursday, May 30, from 3:30 – 7:30 p.m.  Bryan will do the same, as well as conduct an interactive Q&A panel, on Saturday, June 1, from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Cena combines his athleticism, charisma, strong work ethic and genuine personality to make him one of the brightest stars in WWE and its top-rated cable program, Monday Night RAW on the USA Network.  He has been featured in People magazine as the “Sexy Man of the Week,” as well as in Men’s Fitness, Flex and USA Today.  He has appeared on Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show, Live with Kelly and Michael, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and numerous other national TV programs.  Cena devotes much of his time working on behalf of numerous charitable causes including the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Susan G. Komen for the Cure.  This past June, Cena set a Make-A-Wish record granting his 300th wish and is widely recognized as the only celebrity to reach the 300th wish milestone. In September 2012, Cena led WWE’s partnership with Susan G. Komen for the Cure during its month-long campaign to help cure breast cancer. Cena wore special co-branded, pink and black ring gear and fans were able to purchase the merchandise.  WWE donated 100 percent of its profits to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, helping raise $1 million for breast cancer research and awareness.

Trained by WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels, Bryan honed his craft by competing on the independent wrestling circuit for 10 years.  The pinnacle of Bryan’s career was achieved when he cashed in the Money In The Bank suitcase and pinned the Big Show to capture the World Heavyweight Championship at the TLC pay-per-view on December 18, 2011.  Bryan is also active in WWE’s pro-social initiatives.

“John Cena is a once-in-a-generation athlete, performer and entertainer. And more importantly, an incredible humanitarian,”John Macaluso, Wizard World President and CEO.  “After witnessing the massive crowds that came to see John in Chicago last year, we knew we had to have him back. And we are ecstatic John has decided to come to Philadelphia.”

“I’m glad to be back at Wizard World, I had such an amazing time meeting the fans last year in Chicago,” said WWE Superstar, John Cena. “I can’t wait to see the northeast Cenation fans at Philadelphia Comic Con!”

“Yes! Yes! Yes! was the chant we heard over and over again from our fans at last year’s Philadelphia Comic Con,” said Macaluso.  “We knew at that moment we had to bring in Daniel Bryan, and we are thrilled to have him!”

“I’m looking forward to my first Wizard World Comic Con and meeting all the great fans in Philadelphia,” said WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan.  “I heard they were chanting my name last year, so I am glad to be able to see everyone in person this year!”

Cena and Bryan join popular celebrity guests Stan Lee, Summer Glau, William Shatner, Manu Bennett and James Marsters among the headliners at Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con.  They will be joined by a high-level collection of well-known artists and writers and a variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions in the second largest event on Wizard World’s expanded 2013 calendar.

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.  Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con show hours are Thursday, May 30, 3-8 p.m.; Friday, May 31, noon – 7 p.m.; Saturday, June 1, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; and Sunday, June 2, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

For more on the 2013 Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, 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.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
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

Philadelphia Comic-Con Returns in January 2013 with Dan Nokes and Paris Cullins

Press Release:

Blue Devil #1 Paris CullinsIt is the return of the Philadelphia Comic-Con on Sunday January 13th.  This comic book convention is held at the Clarion Hotel (formerly the Ramada Airport) located at 76 Industrial Highway (Route 291) in Essington, PA 19029.  The hotel is conveniently located close to exit 9A off of I-95. It is also close to I-76,I-476 and most bridges from New Jersey.  Show hours are 10 AM to 4 PM. Admission is only $3 per person.  Students of any age (including college) are admitted free with a current id.   Parking is also free on premises.  For those of you that do not drive Septa Bus Route 37 stops directly in front of the hotel.

It is quite a site to behold with 60+ tables at the show in the 4,500 square foot ballroom of the hotel.  Dealers from 6 states setup there selling, buying and even trading with collectors. Thousands and thousands of comic books from the 1940′s to present day will be for sale at the show.  Also available will be collecting supplies, graphic novels, action figures, statues, non-sportcards, dvd’s and original artwork.  The show has become a fan favorite for years with people travelling up to 3 hours one way just to shop at the show.

Special guest artists this show are Dan Nokes and Paris Cullins.  Dan is the artistic Director and publisher of 21st Century studios.  Paris is a local legend best known for his work for DC Comics in the 1980’s and 1990’s.  Also setting up will be manufacturer “Toon Tumblers.”  Paul Merolle, CEO of the company is making the trek all the way from Massachusetts to display and sell the companies product line.  They manufacture licensed pint size glasses featuring your favorite Marvel and DC Comics characters.

Any questions about the convention can be sent to dwoywood@yahoo.com or we can be reached by phone at 856-217-5737.  Fans can also check us out on the web at www.philadelphiacomic-con.com.  Or on Facebook at facebook.com/comicbookshows.

Philadelphia Comic-Con Returns in August 2012 with Herb Trimpe

August 7, 2012 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Pennsylvania

Press Release:

Herb Trimpe Hulk 181It is the return of the Philadelphia Comic-Con on Sunday August 19th.  This comic book convention is held at the Ramada Philadelphia Airport located at 76 Industrial Highway (Route 291) in Essington, PA 19029.  The hotel is conveniently located between exits 8 and 9A off of I-95.  It is also close to I-76,I-476 and most bridges from New Jersey.  Show hours are 10 AM to 4 PM.  Admission is only $3 per person.  Students of any age are admitted free with a current id.   Parking is also free on premises.  For those of you that do not drive Septa Bus Route 37 stops directly in front of the hotel.

It is quite a site to behold with 60+ tables at the show in the 4,500 square foot ballroom of the hotel.  Dealers from 6 states setup there selling, buying and even trading with collectors. Thousands and thousands of comic books from the 1940′s to present day will be for sale at the show.  Also available will be collecting supplies, graphic novels, action figures, statues, non-sportcards, dvd’s and original artwork.  The show has become a fan favorite for years with people travelling up to 3 hours one way just to shop at the show.

Special guest artist this month is legendary Marvel artist Herb Trimpe.  One of the most iconic Marvel characters (and fan favorite) is Wolverine.  Herb created this character during his stint on the Incredible Hulk series in the 1970’s.  Herb had also worked on other Marvel characters and will be available during show hours to create a sketch of your favorite character.

Any questions about the convention can be sent to dwoywood@yahoo.com or we can be reached by phone at 856-217-5737.  Fans can also check us out on the web at www.philadelphiacomic-con.com.  Or on Facebook at facebook.com/comicbookshows.

Philadelphia Comic-Con Returns for July 2012 Show with Bob Petrecca, Chris Ivy, and Greg LaRocque

July 3, 2012 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Pennsylvania

Deathstroke and Taskmaster

Art by Greg LaRocque


Press Release: 

It is the return of the Philadelphia Comic-Con on Sunday July 15th. This comic book  convention is held at the Ramada Philadelphia Airport located at 76 Industrial Highway (Route 291) in Essington, PA 19029. The hotel is conveniently located between exits 8 and 9A off of I-95. It is  also close to I-76,I-476 and most bridges from New Jersey. Show hours are 10 AM to 4 PM.  Admission is only $3 per person. Students of any age are admitted free with a current id. Parking  is also free on premises. For those of you that do not drive Septa Bus Route 37 stops directly in front of the hotel.

It is quite a site to behold with 60+ tables at the show in the 4,500 square foot ballroom of the hotel. Dealers from 6 states setup there selling, buying and even trading with collectors. Thousands and thousands of comic books from the 1940′s to present day will be for sale at the show. Also available will be collecting supplies, graphic novels, action figures, statues, non-sportcards, dvd’s and original artwork. The show has become a fan favorite for years with people travelling up to 3 hours one way just to shop at the show.

Special guest artists this show are Bob Petrecca, Chris Ivy and Greg LaRocque. All 3 artists are industry veterans who have worked for both Marvel and DC Comics.

Any questions about the convention can be sent to dwoywood@yahoo.com or we can be reached by phone at 856-217-5737. Fans can also check us out on the web at www.philadelphiacomic-con.com. Or on Facebook at facebook.com/comicbookshows.

Scene on Video: Chris Hemsworth Q&A at Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con 2012

Chris Hemsworth

Chris Hemsworth, star of Thor, The Avengers, and Snow White and the Hunstman, answers questions for Clare Kramer and the audience at Wizard World Phildelphia Comic Con 2012.

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All 5 Star Trek TV Captains Together at Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con 2012

5 Star Trek Captains

Via Wizard World:

PHILADELPHIA, 3 June 2012 – For the first time together in one location, the five captains from the five “Star Trek” television series appeared today at Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.  From L to R, William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew and Scott Bakula. (Tomlin Campbell photo for Wizard World).

And here’s a video of the panel:

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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.

Philadelphia Comic-Con Returns in April 2012 with Paris Cullins and Fernando Ruiz

April 19, 2012 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Pennsylvania

Press Release:

fernando-ruiz-archie-comics-cover-archie-friends-123It is the return of the Philadelphia Comic-Con on Sunday April 29th.  This comic book convention is held at the Ramada Philadelphia Airport located at 76 Industrial Highway (Route 291) in Essington, PA 19029.  The hotel is conveniently located between exits 8 and 9A off of I-95.  It is also close to I-76, I-476 and most bridges from New Jersey.  Show hours are 10 AM to 4 PM. Admission is only $3 per person.  Students of any age are admitted free with a current id.   Parking is also free on premises.  For those of you that do not drive Septa Bus Route 37 stops directly in front of the hotel.

It is quite a site to behold with 60+ tables at the show in the 4,500 square foot ballroom of the hotel.  Dealers from 6 states setup there selling, buying and even trading with collectors. Thousands and thousands of comic books from the 1940′s to present day will be for sale at the show.  Also available will be collecting supplies, graphic novels, action figures, statues, non-sportcards, dvd’s and original artwork.  The show has become a fan favorite for years with people travelling up to 3 hours one way just to shop at the show.

Special guests this show are Paris Cullins and Fernando Ruiz.  Paris is a veteran artist who has worked for DC Comics for many years on such titles as Green Lantern, Blue Beetle, The New Gods and many more comics.  Fernando Ruiz works for Archie Comics covering most titles that they publish including Life With Archie.

Any questions about the convention can be sent to dwoywood@yahoo.com or we can be reached by phone at 856-217-5737.  Fans can also check us out on the web at www.philadelphiacomic-con.com.  Or on Facebook at facebook.com/comicbookshows.

Thor Himself, Chris Hemsworth, to Headline the 2012 Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con

Chris Hemsworth Avengers Thor

Press Release:

Chris Hemsworth Powers Into 2012 Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con

Star of THOR, THE AVENGERS, and SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN To Headline Event at Pennsylvania Convention Center June 2

NEW YORK and PHILADELPHIA, March 19, 2012 – Millions of fans flocked to theaters to see him as the God of Thunder in the blockbuster film THOR last summer and are eagerly anticipating his next potential hit Marvel movie, THE AVENGERS, in the spring.  This June, they can meet Chris Hemsworth as he headlines Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on Saturday, June 2, where he will sign autographs, pose for Photo Ops and greet well-wishers.

One of Hollywood’s fastest-risers, Hemsworth was first introduced to US audiences in STAR TREK, which led to his starring role in THOR, which grossed nearly a half billion dollars worldwide.  In addition to THE AVENGERS, releasing nationwide on May 4, just a month prior to his appearance in Philadelphia, This summer Hemsworth will also star as the ‘Huntsman’ in Universal’s big revisionist fairy tale SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN, opposite Charlize Theronand Kristen Stewart.  Also set for 2012 releases, Hemsworth will star in Dan Bradley’s remake of RED DAWN in the role originated by Patrick Swayze and in Joss Whedon‘s THE CABIN IN THE WOODS.

“Chris Hemsworth has captivated audiences across the world, and he will be an immense hit at Philadelphia Comic Con,” said John Macaluso, Wizard World Board of Directors.  “He is, in short, a Hollywood superstar and we’re ecstatic that he will help make this the best show we have ever had in Philadelphia.”

VIP tickets are available now for fans who want to secure their opportunity to meet Hemsworth at the event.

Philadelphia Comic Con returns to the Pennsylvania Convention Center, May 31 – June 3, featuring dozens of celebrity guests, hundreds of superstar artists, industry professionals, dealer booths and more.  The event, 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 Philadelphia Comic Con, visit http://www.wizardworldcomiccon.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.

***** SAVE THE 2012 DATES *****
April 14-15 – Toronto Comic Con
May 31 – June 3 – Philadelphia Comic Con
August 9-12 – Chicago Comic Con
September 29-30 – Mid-Ohio Comic Con
October 26-28 – Austin Comic Con
TBD 2013 – New Orleans Comic Con

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