Here are some links to get you started. Come back later for updates, and if you come across some photo sets or reports you think we should add, please post them in the comments.
The Aquaman Shrine: Report (with photos)
PinkRaygun.com: Report (with photos)
Caution: Idiot At Play: Report (with photos)
The Philadelphia Inquirer: Comics convention draws a powerful crowd
Syndicate Product Covert HQ: Review
Redhead Fangirl: Philly and the Wiz
crazygolfa: flickr set
Random420: flickr set
wipedoutpdr: flickr set
En la Guachafita: Photos of Kristanna Loken
Thoughts from a (girl) Gamer: Wizard World Cos Play (photos)
Jimmy in the Garden: Photos
Non-Sequitur Express: Report
The Kid’s Comic Book Reviews: Report
Miraclo Miles: Closing Notes & a Look Forward
Square 1 Press: BARRED! Wizard World denies entry to Square 1 Press
- rianmiller A picture to sum up my day at Wizard World Philadelphia today: http://tinyurl.com/llydu4
- GarrisonCarida Pics from Wizard World: #WWP #501st http://twitpic.com/7yrxw http://twitpic.com/7ys1z http://twitpic.com/7ys4m http://twitpic.com/7ys7g
- rhsnyder Fearwerx did some amazing facepainting! Free for kids! #WWP http://tinyurl.com/lw2zsl
- HobokenChait http://twitpic.com/7xkbu – #wwp purchase #3 #Hoboken
- aparmet Spaceballs?!? #WWP http://pic.im/5Li
- markcorrea http://twitpic.com/7xdtl – UFC guy delivers virtual beatdown #wwp
- markcorrea http://twitpic.com/7xcje – The Mighty Thor #wwp
- markcorrea http://twitpic.com/7xbx5 – Random pic #wwp
- HobokenChait http://twitpic.com/7xb3d – #wwp Puchase #1
- mainpa http://twitpic.com/7xatj – BSG Panel @ #WWP
- markcorrea http://twitpic.com/7x85g – Stormtrooper taking a pic #wwp
- HobokenChait http://twitpic.com/7x5m0 – #wwp purchase #2
- mainpa http://twitpic.com/7x3z7 – Emma Caufield at #WWP
- markcorrea http://twitpic.com/7x23n – From gi joe #wwp
- markcorrea http://twitpic.com/7wwi1 – Kids lightsaber training at #wwp
- markcorrea http://twitpic.com/7wwbw – More randomness #wwp
- HobokenChait http://twitpic.com/7wvz7 – #wwp #Hoboken Batman Collectables Heaven
- GarrisonCarida Darth Maul at Wizard World Philly! #WWP #501st http://twitpic.com/7wvrd
- HobokenChait http://twitpic.com/7wtbs – #wwp #hoboken zombies for ZIMMER a MUST SEE!!!
- HobokenChait http://twitpic.com/7wtbi – #wwp #Hoboken the best face painting you will see anywhere!
- HobokenChait http://twitpic.com/7wrc8 – #wwp yes we have the costumed! Not a bad one guess who?!?
- HobokenChait http://twitpic.com/7wr50 – #wwp up in smoke!under the bakugan sign booth 1116
- markcorrea http://twitpic.com/7wqqi – Who ya gonna call? #wwp
- markcorrea http://twitpic.com/7wpk6 – How does spidey get here? #wwp
- HobokenChait http://twitpic.com/7woas – #wwp #Hoboken booth 1012 wizard world perfect for a rainy day!
- GarrisonCarida Vader greeting the crowd at Wizard World Philly #WWP #501st http://twitpic.com/7wo8s
- HobokenChait http://twitpic.com/7wmyu – #wwp booth 1012 it’s only 2 hours from Hoboken @phila convention center
- HobokenChait http://twitpic.com/7wky0 – Welcome 2 wizard world #wwp you never know what u will see here!
- markcorrea http://twitpic.com/7wfn5 – Vader #wwp
Wizard World Philadelphia starts today.
Paolo Rivera will only be accepting watercolor headsketches.
According to Metal Underground, Terminal Press will be at booth #1000 with an exclusive “DIMMU BORGIR: Dark Fortress” preview book.
Zenescope will have some special cover editions.
According to Icon ss. Icon, UFC star Matt Serra will be there.
Action Figure Insider notes that Shocker Toys will have a Sam Keith’s MTV The Maxx Exclusive.
Toymakers The Four Horsemen have released their schedule.
Brad Guigar will be there with some new books.
Ian Glaubinger in artist alley at booth #88A.
Artist Daphne Lage and writer JD Calderon with trades, toys, sketches, and more.
Dan Moser will have a preview of Chaotic Soldiers.
- @VisionaryComics Good morning all! The adventure begins! Follow us all weekend for news from WW Philly!
- @HBComics Heading to Philadelphia for Wizard World!!!!! We’ll be at Table 115 in Artist Alley all weekend…see you there!
- @JailbreakToys Wizard World Special for Jailbreak Toys: ï»¿ Our final deal for the Wizard World in Philadelphia http://tinyurl.com/ldwoks
- @Kaliqo Jerry Lawler and “Headlocked” writer/creator Mike Kingston will appear at the Wizard World Philadelphia convention June 19-21
- @actordougjones Appearing at Wizard World Philadelphia this Sat/Sun, June 20 & 21. Come share the love! Info: http://tinyurl.com/bpxczq
- @WizardWorld ANNUAL WIZARD WORLD PHILADELPHIA FRIDAY NIGHT OFFICIAL AFTER PARTY $5 admission, tickets at door www.wizardworld.com #WWP
Keep up with our Wizard World Philadelphia stories by following our tag: http://www.conventionscene.com/tag/wizard-world-philadelphia/
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Wizard World and New Baby Productions join forces for Elemental Fources issues #4-6!
By Kevin Mahadeo
As New Baby wraps up its six issue miniseries Elemental Fources—written by Crisman Strunk and Eric Mullarky with art by John Becaro and Ernest Jocson—it decided to add a little magic to the mix with special “red color” variant covers offered exclusively to Wizard World Philadelphia attendees. Each variant cover features a limited print run of only 75 issues, so be sure to grab these red covers while you can and make other comic readers green with envy.
Only available at the New Baby Productions Booth (Booth #124), purchase each cover for $3 or get the entire six issue miniseries for $14.
Set in the not-too-distant future of 2012, Elemental Fources follows both the heroic and social lives of four human half-breeds each gifted with power over one of the central elements: earth, air, fire and water. Brought together by The Brotherhood—a secret society based in alchemy—the four Fources fight to save a world rapidly heading toward ultimate destruction.
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- RT @GeekTyrantArtist Spotlight: TIM BURTON exhibit at New York Museum of Modern Art http://bit.ly/pIR7j #
- RT @Mr_Riot: …Wizard World Philly is coming! I’ll be at table 121 in the artist area with comics, swag, and lovely ladies to boot! #
- RT @danzisko RT @whedonesque: Screening of Dr Horrible at Comic Con. http://tinyurl.com/nw2a96 RIGHT ON! #
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- RT @Craigatscifi: Weekly Stargate Universe meeting about to start. I hear we’re putting together a nice reel for Comic-Con. #
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- RT @HitFixDaniel Alan Ball says that he, Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer and more will be at the “True Blood” Comic-Con panel next month. #
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- RT @richjohnston: Looks like I’ll be having my head shaved for HERO Initiative this San Diego. Anyone want to wield the razor? Mark Waid? #
- NEWS: AICN looks at Anime Boston http://tinyurl.com/n672qz #
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- Last chance for Wizard World Philadelphia Comic-Con advance tickets: http://www.wizardworld.com/060509last.html #
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- NEWS: Hero Initiative and Steve Dillon at WW Philadelphia http://tinyurl.com/kvae2l #
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Hero Initiative and Special Guest British Artist Steve Dillon to appear at Wizard World Philadelphia
Los Angeles, Calif. (June 12, 2009) for Immediate Release: Hero initiative is proud to announce it’s attendance at Wizard world Philadelphia, June 19-21 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center with special guest Steve Dillon from London, England. Dillon, the artist of critically acclaimed Preacher and Wolverine: Origins, has generously committed his time to raise money for Hero Initiative at Wizard World, so stop by booth (532/631) and be the lucky recipient of a sketch or signature while contributing to a wonderful cause.
In addition, ask our helpful volunteers about becoming a Hero Initiative member! All new members who sign up on site will get a FREE Punisher #1 Hero Initiative/Atomic variant!
Schedule is as follows:
FRI., JUNE 19 (HOURS 12-7)
100-200: Tom Raney
200-330: Steve Dillon
500-630: Steve Dillon
SAT., JUNE 20 (HOURS 10-7)
1230-130: Greg Pak + Fred Van Lente
130-230: Steve Dillon
330-430: Jimmy Palmiotti
430-630: Steve Dillon
SUN., JUNE 21 (HOURS 11-5)
130-400: Steve Dillon
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 $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.
EMMA CAUFIELD MAKES 1ST US APPEARANCE AT WIZARD WORLD PHILADELPHIA
Caufield is best known and loved for her starring role as the young and beautiful demon-turned-mortal, “Anya” on the hit series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” (1997) starting in 1999. Wizard World Philadelphia is her first U.S. convention appearance!
Wizard World Philly debuts Emma Caufield aka Anya of Buffy fame for her first ever U.S. convention appearance.
“I’m excited to be making my first signing appearance in the US at Wizard World Philly! Can’t wait to meet all the fans and experience one of America’s greatest cities,” said Caufield of her commitment to the Wizard World Philadelphia Comic-Con.
Caulfield’s role as “Anya” originally started out as a guest, demon-of-the-week, appearance in a December 1998 episode. She was called back for a few more guest spots for plot reasons, which is when Joss Whedon, the creator of Buffy, realized her talent.
She appeared in most of the episodes the following season, and after that, was promoted to a full time series regular. Caulfield’s humor and levity added a comedic dimension to the show, which made its final bow in May 2003.
Most recently Emma headlined an all star cast, playing the role of “Oona” in the critically acclaimed comedy/sci-fi film Timer ( 2009), an Official Selection at the Tribeca Film Festival. She also starred in the festival favorite, indi-comedy Why Am I Doing This? (2009) where she played “Amber”, a Hollywood party girl who will do anything for a shot at stardom.
Emma also recently guest starred in the hit television show Private Practice and continues to provide voices for a variety of characters for the hit animated show Robot Chicken.
Other notable roles include a turn as a major character on “Beverly Hills, 90210″ (1990) in the 1995-1996 as Brandon’s journalist girlfriend, Susan Keats, in which she appeared in thirty episodes.
Emma also starred as “Caitlin Green” in the Revolution Studios thriller, Darkness Falls (2003), which opened as the number one film at the box office. Emma also starred and executive produced the award winning ( Newport Beach Film Festival) mockumentary Bandwagon (2004), where she played a self absorbed but well meaning version of herself. In 2006, Emma starred in the award winning short film Hollow, where she took home two Best Actress awards ( Beverly Hills Film Festival and Syndey Film Festival), for her stirring performance as a disturbed, heroin addicted mother.
Senior Vice President—Executive Editor of DC Comics Dan DiDio is the latest Special Guest for Wizard World Philadelphia.
DiDio will be participating in two panels at Wizard World Philadelphia. On Saturday, June 20, DiDio takes lead of the DC Nation Panel, which teases the company’s upcoming titles and gets fans pumped over the DCU. Meanwhile on Sunday, DiDio takes a more relaxed approach and conducts the laid-back Sunday Conversation, which revolves around creators and fans uniting over their love of comics in general.