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

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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

Val Kilmer Joins Wizard World Ohio Comic Con 2012 Lineup

September 20, 2012 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Movies, Ohio, Top Stories

Val Kilmer Batman

Press Release:

‘Batman Forever,’ ‘Top Gun,’ ‘Tombstone’ Star Val Kilmer To Attend Wizard World Ohio Comic Con Next Weekend

Prolific Actor Joins Patrick Stewart, Stan Lee, WWE® Superstar CM Punk®, Eliza Dushku At Greater Columbus Convention Center

NEW YORK and COLUMBUS, Ohio, September 19, 2012 – With memorable, starring roles in such films as Batman Forever, Top Gun and TombstoneVal Kilmer has been one of the most prolific, successful actors of the past quarter century.  Now his legions of fans will have a chance to meet this megastar when he attends Wizard World Ohio Comic Con, set for Sept. 28-30 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

Kilmer, who will be making his first Wizard World appearance, will meet fans, sign autographs, pose for photo ops and conduct an interactive Q&A session.  He will attend on Saturday, Sept. 29, and Sunday, Sept. 30.

Moviegoers were first introduced to Kilmer en masse when he portrayed “Iceman,” opposite Tom Cruise in Top Gun in 1986.  He went on to secure top billing in such blockbusters as The Doors (1991), Tombstone (1993), Batman Forever(1995) and The Saint (1997).  His other starring roles include Michael Mann’s Heat (1995) with Robert De Niro and Al Pacino, True Romance (1993) directed by Tony Scott, Ron Howard’s Willow (1988), At First Sight (1999) andThunderheart (1992).  He won the 2003 Prism Award for his work in The Salton Sea, and appeared in the 3-D epic Wings of Courage (1995) as well as voicing the character of Moses in the animated film The Prince of Egypt (1998).

He has since regularly appeared in movies and television series and recently announced that he will produce, direct and star in the title role in Mark Twain and Mary Baker Eddy.

Kilmer joins comics legend Stan Lee, veteran actor Sir Patrick Stewart, WWE® Superstar CM Punk® and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” star Eliza Dushku as headliners at Wizard World Ohio Comic Con.  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 (5-9 p.m.) and two full weekend days (Saturday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sunday, 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 (WIZD.PK) 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

Stan Lee presents Dallas Comic Con (the 10th Anniversary show) in 2012

Stan Lee DCC

Press Release:

Stan Lee presents Dallas Comic Con (the 10th Anniversary show) brings major guests to Big D

On May 19-20, the Dallas Comic Con returns to the Irving Convention Center, and this promises to be the most incredible convention the Southwest has ever seen. The full title of the event is actually “Stan Lee presents Dallas Comic Con”, and marks Stan “The Man” Lee’s second appearance at the show (he last appeared in 2011, and had such a great time he wanted to return in 2012). This also happens to be the 10th Anniversary of the Dallas Comic Con, which started in 2002 with Guest of Honor Dave Stevens. This year’s installment pulls out all the stops, featuring media superstars Patrick Stewart (Saturday only), Val Kilmer, and Adam West and Burt Ward. Comic book legends Neal Adams (BATMAN: ODYSSEY), George Perez (DC New 52 SUPERMAN) and Zombie King Arthur Suydam headline the creator portion of the guest list, which also includes popular names like Len Wein (co-creator of WOLVERINE and SWAMP THING, writer of BEFORE WATCHMEN), Cully Hamner (co-creator of RED), Brian Stelfreeze (BATMAN: SHADOW OF THE BAT cover artist), Norm Breyfogle (quintessential BATMAN artist), Greg Horn (cover artist of ELEKTRA and EMMA FROST), Marvel artist and colorist husband and wife team Mitch and Elizabeth Breitweiser, and Alex Saviuk (SPIDER-MAN and Stan Lee’s MIGHTY 7 artist). The show will host a special appearance by BATMAN animated voice master Kevin Conroy (signing for FREE), and STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION’s “Q” John De Lancie. STAR WARS fans will enjoy meeting Darth Vader himself Dave Prowse and Boba Fett man behind the mask Jeremy Bulloch.

With the amazing guest list and high anticipation of the show’s return (last year drew nearly 12,000 attendees), both VIP and Priority badges have already sold out with nearly two months left before the convention. General Admission tickets are still available. DCC Event Manager Mark Walters says “This is the biggest event we’ve ever attempted to date, and the excitement surrounding it is amazing. We sold out of exhibit space and artist alley tables in record time, and the ticket sales are through the roof. Anyone attending is going to get their money’s worth, as we have an incredible list of talent coming, lots of exciting Q&As planned, and plenty to do and see. One thing we’ve always prided ourselves on is this being a great family experience, and we see more and more new families attending with each event we do – it’s a terrific feeling to know we’re bringing happiness to fans of all ages, and the ten years of hard work is really paying off for everyone.”

The Dallas Comic Con runs May 19-20, 2012 – at the Irving Convention Center, just 5 minutes or so from DFW airport. Discounted General Admission tickets are available in advance on the site. All the latest info can be found at http://dallascomiccon.com