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Boreanaz, Fillion, Goldberg, Lloyd Headline Celebrity Guests At Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con

Karen Gillan, Karl Urban, Evan Peters, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Five WWE® Standouts, Top Comics Creators At Pop Culture Festival At Pennsylvania Convention Center

PHILADELPHIA, April 22, 2014 – David Boreanaz (“Bones,” “Angel”), Nathan Fillion (“Castle,”Serenity), Whoopi Goldberg (“The View,” Sister Act), Christopher Lloyd (“Taxi,” Back to the Future), Karen Gillan (“Doctor Who,” Guardians of the Galaxy) and Norman Reedus (“The Walking Dead,” Boondock Saints) are among the celebrities scheduled to attend Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, June 19-22 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. It is the eighth of 16 events in the 2014 series produced by Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) and will also feature a top-drawer collection of well-known comics artists and writers and a variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions.

Fillion and Gillan will appear on Saturday, June 21 only; Reedus will attend on Saturday and Sunday, June 21-22; Goldberg will appear on Friday evening and Saturday, June 20-21; and Lloyd is scheduled to appear Friday through Sunday. Read more

Five WWE Stars At Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con

Massive WWE® Presence at Philadelphia Comic Con Includes WWE® Superstars John Cena® Batista™WWE® Hall of Famer Bruno Sammartino™ and WWE® Divas The Bella Twins™To Attend Wizard World June 20-21-22

The Largest WWE® presence ever at Philadelphia Comic Con spans multiple generations with guests on Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Special VIP Packages are available now!

NEW YORK, April 16, 2014 – Wizard World today announced that two WWE Superstars, a WWE Hall of Famer and two WWE Divas will appear at Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, June 20-22 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. WWE® Divas The Bella Twins™WWE® Hall of Famer Bruno Sammartino™ WWE® Superstars John Cena and Batista™ and are scheduled to greet fans, sign autographs and pose for photo ops during one of Wizard World’s flagship events.

The Bella Twins will appear on Friday, June 20, from 4:30-7 p.m.; Bruno Sammartino is set for Saturday, June 21, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Batista is scheduled for Saturday from 2-6 p.m.; and John Cena is slated for 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 22. Final schedules for photo ops, autographs and panel programming (the Bella Twins and Batista will conduct Q&A sessions during their respective allotted times) will be released shortly. Tickets for all events are extremely limited.

“I always have a great time meeting the Cenation fans at Wizard World events,” says Cena. “I can’t wait to return to the ‘City of Brotherly Love,’ for Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con.” Read more

Academy Award Winner Whoopi Goldberg To Attend Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, June 20-21

‘Star Trek: The Next Generation,’ Ghost, The Color Purple, ‘The View,’ ‘Sister Act,’ Star, International Celebrity To Greet Fans, Sign Autographs, Pose For Photos At Massive Pop Culture Festival At Pennsylvania Convention Center

PHILADELPHIA, January 7, 2014 – Oscar® winner Whoopi Goldberg, will make her Wizard World debut at Philadelphia Comic Con,June 20-21 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.  With dozens of television and film credits, including “The View,” “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” Sister Act, The Color Purple, and a wide range of talents and accomplishments, Goldberg is known to millions as an actress, comedian, host, producer, author, activist, and singer-songwriter.

Goldberg began performing at age eight in New York with the Children’s Program at the Hudson guild and the Helena Rubinstein Children’s Theatre. Her successful Broadway show led to her being cast in Stephen Spielberg’s The Color Purple, earning Goldberg the 1985 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Dramatic Motion Picture. She has also starred in such motion pictures as Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Burglar, Fatal Beauty, Clara’s Heart, Ghost, The Long Walk Home, Soapdish, and Robert Altman’s The Player. Read more

Sunday, June 2, Is Kids Day At Wizard World Philadelphia!

Sunday, June 2, Is Kids Day At Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, May 30 – June 2

Balloon Art, Arts & Crafts, ‘Creepy Crawler Bugs,’ Green Ranger Power Hour, Baseball Book Event,’Kid-Friendly’ Booths, Passport Program, Costume Contest Lead Special Children’s Programming; Kids Under 10 Free With Paid Adult

NEW YORK and PHILADELPHIA, May 23, 2013 – Move over, mom and dad!  Sunday, June 2, is Kids Day at Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, with an array of programming, kid-friendly celebrities, creators and exhibitors designed especially for children, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.  From the impossibly cute Kids Costume Contest to the positively “icky” Creepy Crawler Bug Display, children of all ages will enjoy a variety of activities all day long.  Kids 10 and under are free all weekend with a paid adult (two children admitted per paid adult).

As kids arrive on Sunday, they will receive an official “Wizard World Kids Day Passport” and sheet detailing all of the places they can visit to have the passport stamped.  Those include artists like Terry Huddleston and Sara Richard, fan groups like the New York Jedi and Delaware Valley LEGO Users Group, exhibitors like 3 Girls Creations and J&J Collectibles, and celebrities like “The Green Power Ranger” Jason David Frank.  Awesome!

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Lee, Shatner, ‘Charmed,’ Firefly Q&A’s Highlight Programming at Philadelphia Comic Con

Stan Lee, William Shatner, ‘Charmed’ and ‘Firefly’ Reunion Q&As, Comics Panels, Evening Parties, Movies Fuel Largest Programming Schedule At Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, May 30 – June 2

Henry Winkler, Manu Bennett, James Marsters, Ray Park Among Stars Conducting Q&As; Marvel Sessions Lead Four Days Packed With Comic-Themed Programming At Pennsylvania Convention Center

MCDSERE EC045NEW YORK and PHILADELPHIA, May 21, 2013 – Interactive Q&A sessions featuring celebrities Stan Lee, William Shatner, Henry Winkler, John Barrowman, Manu Bennett and stars of “Charmed” and “Firefly,” a full slate of comics-themed panels, evening parties and movie screenings are some of the highlights of a comprehensive schedule of programming at Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, May 30 – June 2 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.  

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Julian Totino Tedesco ‘The Walking Dead’ Cover Debuts At Philadelphia Comic Con

Eisner Award Nominee Julian Totino Tedesco’s Variant Cover of Robert Kirkman’s ‘‘The Walking Dead #1’’ Debuts at Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con

Skybound and Wizard World’s Third Limited Edition Cover in the Wizard World series Free to Full-Price Attendees

WDNEW YORK, May 17, 2013 – Argentine artist Julian Totino Tedesco will draw the third in a series of exclusive Wizard World variant covers of Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead #1 comic for Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, May 30 – June 2, it was announced today by Wizard World and Skybound, Kirkman’s imprint at Image Comics.  The covers proved to be extremely popular at Portland Comic Con in February and St. Louis Comic Con in March, celebrating the groundbreaking, Eisner Award-winning comic book series.

Tedesco will be on hand at the Pennsylvania Convention Center throughout the event to sign copies of the limited-edition comic, produced in extremely limited quantities and available to fans only while supplies last.  The first two covers were illustrated by Michael Golden (Portland) and Arthur Suydam (St. Louis).  A different superstar artist will draw the variant cover art for each of the five remaining scheduled Wizard World shows this year.  Neal Adams is drawing the cover for the NYC Experience (June 28-30), and more cover artists will be announced shortly.

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Marvel To Conduct Programming Panels, Portfolio Reviews At Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con

Marvel To Conduct Programming Panels, Portfolio Reviews At

Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, May 31 – June 2

Character-Based Entertainment Leader Brings ‘Breaking Into Comics The Marvel Way’ And ‘From NOW To Infinity’ To Pennsylvania Convention Center; Talent Scout C.B. Cebulski, Others To Review Attendees’ Work

NEW YORK and PHILADELPHIA, May 16, 2013 – Marvel Entertainment will host two programming panels and conduct two portfolio reviews at the 2013 Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con Friday, May 31, through Sunday, June 2 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

The panels are entitled “MARVEL: Breaking Into Comics the Marvel Way,” set for Friday at 5 p.m. Saturday’s panel, “MARVEL: From NOW! to Infinity,” will take place from 4-5 p.m. Additionally, Marvel will be accepting portfolios on Friday and Saturday, and talent scout C.B. Cebulski and others will conduct reviews on Saturday and Sunday from 2-3:30 p.m. in Room 110.

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Gina Torres of ‘Serenity,’ ‘Firefly’ Added To Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, June 1-2

Gina Torres of ‘Serenity,’ ‘Firefly’ Added To Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, June 1-2 

‘Zoë Washburne’ Joins Fellow Crewmembers Glau, Baldwin, Staite, Other Top Celebrities At Pennsylvania Convention Center

PHILADELPHIA, May 13, 2013 – The fans asked… and Wizard World has answered.  Actress Gina Torres, who played “Zoë Washburne” in “Firefly,” and Serenity, will attend Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, joining fellow cast members Summer Glau, Adam Baldwin, and Jewel Staite at the event, set for May 30 – June 2 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Torres, a New York native, made her TV debut on “One Live to Live,” and later played “Jasmine” in the series “Angel” before landing the strong role as the First Officer “Zoë.”  She also appeared in The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix: Revolutions and the 2006 political thriller Five Fingers.  Torres won the 2001 ALMA Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Syndicated Drama Series for “Cleopatra 2525” and has done voice work including “Vixen” on the Cartoon Network’s “Justice League Unlimited,” “Airachnid” on “Transformers: Prime” and “Niobe” in the computer game “The Matrix Online.” Read more

Nathan Fillion Unable To Attend Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con

Nathan Fillion Unable To Attend Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con

PHILADELPHIA, May 9, 2013 – Wizard World has been advised that Nathan Fillion will be unable to attend Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con because of an unexpected scheduling conflict. We regret any inconvenience this may cause.

All VIP Tickets, Serenity VIP Tickets, Photo Ops, Dual Photo Ops, Group Photo Ops and Autographs will be refunded, please allow a few days for processing. If you still wish to attend Philadelphia Comic Con, you can repurchase tickets at, email, or call them directly at 877-849-5327 to exchange your tickets and receive a partial refund or pay the difference for a new ticket. Thank you for your support and understanding. Read more

Fan Communities at Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con

Fan-Demonium! ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Star Trek,’ ‘Firefly/Serenity,’ Cosplay Groups At Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, May 30 – June 2

‘Ghostbusters,’ LEGO Enthusiasts Also Add To The Festivites At Pennsylvania Convention Center

Ruby Rinesko (left) and Eric "The Smoke" Moran; credit: Paige Hammermill

Ruby Rinesko (left) and Eric “The Smoke” Moran; credit: Paige Hammermill

NEW YORK and PHILADELPHIA, April 23, 2013 –  Wizard World shows are all about the fan experience.  Attendees needn’t be shocked if they run into scores of Wookiees, Captain Kirks, Kaylee Fryes or any other costumed characters, as enthusiasts of Star Wars, “Star Trek,” “Firefly”/Serenity and other cosplay groups are among the more than a dozen fan communities that will be roaming the floor at Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, May 30 – June 2 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Organizations representing fans of the Ghostbusters franchise and LEGO will also attend, along with noted cosplayers like Eric “The Smoke” Moran, Ivy Doomkitty, David Santiago and many others.  The Wizard World Cosplay Stage will be the focal point for members of these groups and thousands of other fans who will get their cosplay on over the four days.  Flashes will be popping, with fans of all ages and costumes of all types strutting their stuff. Read more