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Adams, Haspiel, Hester, Suydam Highlight Artist Alley At Wizard World Comic Con Des Moines

The FoxNeal Adams, Dean Haspiel, Phil Hester, Arthur Suydam, Rob Liefeld, Kenneth Rocafort, James O’Barr, Mike Zeck, Michael Golden headline the roster of more than 100 comics artists and writers scheduled to attend Wizard World Comic Con Des Moines, June 12-14 at the Des Moines Convention Center. It is the first trip to Des Moines for Wizard World, Inc.

Others in Artist Alley include Jai Nitz, Renee Witterstaetter, Jeff Balke, Andy Brase, Buzz, Tom Cook, Ron Wagner, Mike Vasquez, Jeremiah Lambert and dozens of others.

In addition, all full-price Wizard World Comic Con Des Moines attendees will receive a limited edition exclusive variant cover The Walking Dead #1 comic, drawn by a top Wizard World artist. Comics will be issued at registration while supplies last and VIP attendees will receive an additional black & white sketch version.

Celebrities attending include William Shatner, Robert Englund, Billy Dee Williams, Michael Cudlitz, Cassandra Peterson, Jewel Staite, Alex Kingston, WWE Superstar Seth Rollins and Diva Paige, Giancarlo Esposito, Jason Mewes, Manu Bennett, Dean Cain and many others.

The Wizard World Comic Con Des Moines show hours are Friday, June 12, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, June 13, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, June 14, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Wizard World Comic Con Albuquerque To Be Rescheduled To June 24-26, 2016

wizard worldWizard World, Inc. announced that Wizard World Comic Con Albuquerque will be postponed until June 24-26, 2016. A timing conflict with the concurrent Wizard World Comic Con Sacramento, June 19-21, 2015, and late introduction of the show just last month are the primary reasons cited for the rescheduling of the 2015 event.

Refunds will be automatically issued to those who had already purchased admissions, photo ops and autographs. In addition, those individuals will receive free admission to the 2016 event.

Wizard World has said they regret the inconvenience and look forward to providing the full Wizard World experience for its Albuquerque show next year.

The Best Of Philadelphia Wizard World 2015 Cosplay

This weekend’s 2015 Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia brought thousands of comic and pop culture enthusiasts to the Philadelphia Convention Center to partake in an event that seems to grow in size (and guest quality) every year. Some big names that were of interest to the assembled masses were former Doctor Who stars David Tenant and Billie Piper, Arrow stars Stephen Amel and Katie Cassidy, and the legendary Burt Reynolds. Neal Adams and Peter David were also in attendance, headlining the crop of comic book guests.

A large amount of toy and collectible vendors were also on hand with a wide array of action figures, comic books, and, of course, an extreme amount of Funko Pop! vendors that offered plenty of hard to find figures, variants, and convention exclusives. I left with 19 pops. I have a problem.

Vendors also offered several unique items like shoes, purses, and jewelry emblazoned with many popular characters. This wasn’t a show built to cater exclusively for people searching for back issues or the latest Hot Toys selections. Need a lightsaber? Go to the Ultrasaber booth. Leather messenger bags or corsets? There was a booth for you as well.

This year’s cosplay parade seemed to offer fewer popular characters like Batman, Robin, and the Green Lantern, but The Flash, Harley Quinn, and Deadpool were all over the place, including a group of a dozen or so coordinated Flash cosplayers who roamed the floor together, mimicking the speed of the Scarlet Speedster.

Here’s a look at some of the best cosplay from the convention.

 

CONtv To Live Stream Tennant/Piper and Amell Panels Saturday

wizard worldCONtv, the new digital entertainment network devoted exclusively to the fanspace, will live stream Saturday’s top Q&A panels, including the one featuring Doctor Who stars David Tennant and Billie Piper (10:30-11:15 a.m ET) and another starring Arrow headliner Stephen Amell (3:30-4:15 p.m ET) from Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia.

Fans can sign up free at http://wizd.me/TennantLive or http://wizd.me/AmellLive to view the streams at the designated times.

It marks the first time that Tennant and Piper have participated in a live streamed Q&A session; the appearance at the convention marks their first dual U.S. public signing and photo op appearance.

It is also the first time that Stephen Amell has participated in a live streamed Q&A session.

The live streams, titled “The Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey David Tennant And Billie Piper” and “Protecting Starling City with Stephen Amell,” are open to all fans who register for free at the links above.

Tennant, who starred as the Tenth Doctor on the long-running series Doctor Who, will appear at Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia on Saturday and Sunday, while Piper, who was his love Rose Tyler, will attend Saturday only. On site, the panel is open on site to Doctor Who VIP attendees only.

Stephen Amell plays the title character in the CW’s hit series Arrow, based on the famous DC Comics superhero, The Green Arrow. Amell will appear at Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia on Saturday and Sunday. The panel is open on site to all attendees, with VIP attendees receiving first entry. Seating is limited.

Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis Comics Creators

wizard world st louisGary Friedrich, Michael Golden, Gerhard, Ethan Van Sciver, Ken Lashley and Renee Witterstaetter, Danny Fingeroth headline the roster of comics artists and writers scheduled to attend Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis, May 22-24 at America’s Center.

Others in Artist Alley include Jim Mahfood, Jeff Butler, John A. Russo, Tom Cook and Stuart Sayger.

In addition, all full-price Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis attendees will receive a limited edition exclusive variant cover The Walking Dead comic, drawn by a top Wizard World artist. Comics will be issued at registration while supplies last and VIP attendees will receive an additional black & white sketch version.

Celebrities attending include George Romero, Christian Kane, Naomi Grossman, Joey Lawrence, Tara Reid, Giancarlo Esposito, B.J. Britt, Rick Cosnett, Michael Rooker.

Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis show hours are Friday, May 22, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, May 23, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, May 24, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Wizard World Sells Out the First Edition Of ComicConBox in Six Days

Marvel Secret Wars Sketch VariantWizard World announced today a complete sellout of the first edition of ComicConBox, a premium monthly box service business that launched last week. As of next month, a limited premium subscription will be offered to fans.

First edition boxes are scheduled to ship within the next one-to-two weeks.

Luckily for fans, Wizard World also announced today that ComicConBox will shortly be offering a three-month subscription that brings an exclusive Marvel Secret Wars #1 sketch variant comic inside its next ComicConBox.

ComicCon Box was announced April 22 and joins an ever-growing list of specialty boxes including Loot Crate, Nerd Block, Nerd Block’s recently announced Comic Block, Power Up Box, My Geeky Goodies, and many more.

Expect a bubble to burst any time now and the fad to pass.

 

 

Reedus, Trejo, Cassidy, Winkler Among Top Celebrities Scheduled To Attend Wizard World Comic Con Sacramento

Henry WinklerWizard World, Inc. continues its 2015 schedule with its second trip to the Sacramento Convention Center at Wizard World Comic Con Sacramento, June 19-21. Norman Reedus, Danny Trejo, Katie Cassidy, Henry Winkler, Dave Bautista, Kelly Frye, WWE Diva Eva Marie, Patrick Warburton, and Christian Serratos headline the roster of celebrity guests scheduled to attend the pop culture extravaganza.

The WWE stars will appear on Saturday only; Winkler is scheduled for all three days of the event; the others above are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday.

Other well-known Wizard World Comic Con Sacramento guests include Malcolm McDowell, Alfonso Ribeiro, Giancarlo Esposito, Reggie Lee, Manu Bennett, Adrian Paul, Kevin Conroy, Jason David Frank and David Yost from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Chris 51, The Boondock Saints duo Sean Patrick Flanery and David Della Rocco, and Scott Wilson.

Wizard World is also the home of the most creative comics artists and writers on the planet. Artist Alley at Comic Con Sacramento will feature Neal Adams, Paolo Rivera, Humberto Ramos, Mel Rubi, Phil Ortiz, Peter Bagge, Arthur Suydam, Ethan Van Sciver and many others.

In addition, all full-price Wizard World Comic Con Sacramento attendees will receive a limited edition exclusive variant cover The Walking Dead comic, drawn by one of Wizard World’s talented artist guests (to be announced shortly). Comics will be issued at registration while supplies last and VIP attendees will receive an additional black & white sketch version.

The 2015 Wizard World Sacramento show hours are Friday, June 19, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, June 20, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, June 21, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Olmos, WWE Divas The Bella Twins, Staite Scheduled To Attend Inaugural Wizard World Albuquerque

Edward James OlmosWizard World, Inc. continues its 2015 schedule with its inaugural trip to the Albuquerque Convention Center at Wizard World Comic Con Albuquerque, June 19-21. Edward James Olmos, WWE Divas The Bella Twins and Superstar Sin Cara, Jewel Staite , Joey Lauren Adams and Lou Ferrigno headline the roster of celebrity guests scheduled to attend the pop culture extravaganza.

Olmos and Staite will appear Saturday and Sunday, June 20-21; the WWE® stars are set for Saturday only; Adams and Ferrigno are scheduled for all three days of the event.

Other celebrities currently scheduled to attend include Phil LaMarr, Robert Knepper, Milo Ventimiglia and Clifton Collins Jr.. Others will be announced as they are confirmed. Wizard World is also the home of the most creative comics artists and writers on the planet. Creators at Artist Alley at Wizard World Comic Con Albuquerque will also be added shortly.

In addition, all full-price Wizard World Comic Con Albuquerque attendees will receive a limited edition exclusive variant cover The Walking Dead comic, drawn by one of Wizard World’s talented artist guests (to be announced shortly). Comics will be issued at registration while supplies last and VIP attendees will receive an additional black & white sketch version.

Wizard World Comic Con Albuquerque show hours are Friday, June 19, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, June 20, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, June 21, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Weta Workshop To Highlight Their Work In Middle-earth At Wizard World Comic Cons in May

wizard worldWizard World, Inc. and Weta Workshop have announced a partnership. The multi-Academy Award winning New Zealand design studio and physical manufacturing facility will show off some of their best work at three Wizard World Comic Con shows in May at its visually striking Exhibitor Booth. Weta Workshop’s body of work includes movies like The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Avatar, District 9, Chappie and many more.

Weta will set up at Wizard World events in Minneapolis (May 1-3), Philadelphia (May 7-10) and St. Louis (May 22-24).

Fans can meet Warren Dion Smith , international multi-award-winning hair and makeup artist at all three shows and have an opportunity to get a pair of Hobbit ears applied by one of the best in the business.

Fans who want to learn more about the makeup and prosthetics craft should also attend the Weta panels where Warren will perform a major Middle-earth makeup transformation on stage while fielding questions from the crowd.

In addition, VIP attendees will receive an exclusive limited edition art print by The Hobbit concept art director and world renowned Tolkien artist John Howe.

Sandoval, Adams, Guinaldo, Kelly Highlight Artist Alley At Wizard World Philadelphia

wizard worldRafa Sandoval, Neal Adams, Andrés Guinaldo, Ken Kelly, J.G. Jones, Rob Liefeld, Dan Slott, Matteo Lolli and Will Sliney headline the roster of more than 175 comics artists and writers scheduled to attend Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia, May 7-10 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Others in Artist Alley include CAFU, Mike Zeck, Phil Ortiz, Michael Golden, Clay Mann, Tyler Kirkham, Renee Witterstaetter, Ethan Van Sciver, Dean Haspiel, Arthur Suydam, Brad Guigar, Peter David, Tom DeFalco, Billy Martin and dozens of others.

In addition, all full-price Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia attendees will receive a limited edition exclusive variant cover The Walking Dead #1 comic, drawn by a top Wizard World artist. Comics will be issued at registration while supplies last and VIP attendees will receive an additional black & white sketch version.

Celebrities attending include Doctor Who stars David Tennant and Billie Piper, Ben McKenzie, Nathan Fillion, Stephen Amell, Hayley Atwell, Burt Reynolds, Karl Urban, WWE Superstars Roman Reigns, Dolph Ziggler, Randy Orton , Sting and WWE Diva Paige, Summer Glau, Lacey Chabert, Michael Rooker and many others.

Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia show hours are Thursday, May 7, 3-8 p.m.; Friday, May 8, 12-7 p.m.; Saturday, May 9, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; and Sunday, May 10, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

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