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Wizard World Announces Some of Their 2015 Schedule

wizard worldWizard World, Inc. plans to expand its schedule of pop culture conventions to a minimum of 22 shows in 2015, including at least nine new venues. The series, which includes 16 cities in 2014, will add San Jose, Calif.; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Cleveland; Raleigh, N.C.; Indianapolis; Las Vegas; Des Moines, Iowa; Madison, Wis.; and Greenville, S.C. Additional cities (new and returning) may also be added in the coming weeks.

Next year’s schedule to date also includes a return of at least 12 of the 16 events from 2014, plus the “Bruce Campbell’s Horror Fest” at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill., site of Wizard World Chicago Comic Con. Among the longer-running Wizard World events returning are Comic Cons in Chicago (Rosemont, Ill.); Philadelphia; New Orleans; Columbus, Ohio; and Austin, Texas. Newer events in Portland, Ore.; Minneapolis; St. Louis; Sacramento, Calif.; Nashville, Tenn; Richmond, Va.; and Tulsa, Okla. are also slated to return.

The 2015 Wizard World Comic Con schedule to date is as follows (*denotes new show) (all dates and venues subject to change):

  • Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, January 9-11, Ernest N.Morial Convention Center
  • Wizard World Portland Comic Con, January 23-25, Oregon Convention Center
  • *Wizard World Wisconsin Comic Con, February 6-8, Alliant Energy Center, Madison, Wis.
  • *Wizard World Indianapolis Comic Con, February 13-15, Indianapolis Convention Center
  • *Wizard World Cleveland Comic Con, February 20-22, Cleveland Convention Center
  • *Wizard World Presents Bruce Campbell’s Horror Fest, March 6-8, Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, Ill.
  • *Wizard World Raleigh Comic Con, March 13-15, Raleigh Convention Center
  • *Wizard World Las Vegas Comic Con, April 24-26, Las Vegas Convention Center
  • Wizard World Minneapolis Comic Con, May 1-3, Minneapolis Convention Center
  • Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, May 7-10, Pennsylvania Convention Center
  • Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con, May 22-24, America’s Center
  • *Wizard World Greenville Comic Con, May 28-30, TD Convention Center, Greenville, S.C.
  • *Wizard World Des Moines Comic Con, June 12-14, Iowa Events Center
  • Wizard World Sacramento Comic Con, June 19-21, Sacramento Convention Center
  • Wizard World Richmond Comic Con, July 31-August 2, Greater Richmond Convention Center
  • Wizard World Chicago Comic Con, August 20-23, Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, Ill.
  • *Wizard World San Jose Comic Con, September 4-6, San Jose Convention Center
  • Wizard World Columbus Comic Con, September 18-20, Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, Ohio
  • Wizard World Nashville Comic Con, September 25-27, Music City Center
  • *Wizard World Fort Lauderdale Comic Con, October 2-4, Greater Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center
  • Wizard World Tulsa Comic Con, October 23-25, Cox Business Center
  • Wizard World Austin Comic Con, October 29-31, Austin Convention Center
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Guardians Of The Galaxy, Firefly, Doctor Who, Q&A’s Film Screenings Headline Programming At Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con

Question-and-answer sessions featuring Marvel’s Guardian of the Galaxy standouts Dave Bautista (Drax the Destroyer), Karen Gillan (Nebula) and Michael Rooker (Yondu), Firefly headliners Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk, Doctor Who stars Matt Smith and Karen Gillan, David Boreanaz, Whoopi Goldberg, Christopher Lloyd, James Marsters, Sean Astin, John Carpenter, Eliza Dushku and other celebrities top the robust programming schedule at Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, Thursday through Sunday, June 19-22 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Most programming is included as part of the standard event admission.

Some of the highlights of the more than 125 scheduled panels are:

  • Interactive Q&A sessions with the Guardians trio of Bautista, Gillan and Rooker (Sat., 5:15 p.m.); “Firefly” tandem of Fillion and Tudyk (Sat., 3 p.m.); “Doctor Who” pair of Smith and Gillan (*paid event, Sat 10 a.m.), and “How to Survive a Killer TV Show” with Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies and Scott Wilson (Sun., noon).
  • Individual Q&A’s with Boreanaz (Sat., 2 p.m.), Goldberg (Sat., 1 p.m.), Lloyd (Sat., 3 p.m.), Marsters (Fri., 2:30 p.m.), Astin (Sat., noon), Carpenter (Sat., 4 p.m.), Dushku (Sun., 1:30 p.m.), WWE® Divas The Bella Twins® (Fri., 6:30 p.m.), Jason David Frank (“Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers”; Sat., 2 p.m.) and others.
  • Informative discussions with noted comics creators Marv Wolfman (Fri., 1:30 p.m.), Peter Bagge (Fri., 4:30 p.m.), Michael Golden (Sat., 11 a.m.), Ken Bald with Danny Fingeroth (Sat., 11 a.m.), the power quartet of J.G. Jones, Greg Capullo, Khoi Pham and Mike Manley (Sat., 6 p.m.) and more
  • Screenings of Karate Kid (Thurs., 5:30, followed by 7:30 Q&A with stars Macchio and Martin Cove; Revenge of the Nerds (“The Doug Benson Movie Interruption” at The Trocadero) and The Crow (Saturday, 6:30 p.m., preceded by 6 p.m. “Creating the Crow with James O’Barr”)
  • Evening Parties including “Wizard World Creator Pro Am: Drink & Draw, (Fri,., 7:30 p.m., PhilaMOCA. 531 N 12th St) (21+ only); Wizard World After Party (Sat., 9 p.m., Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.) (21+ only)
  • Costume contests for adults (Saturday, 7 p.m.) and kids (Sunday, 2:30 p.m.), plus cosplay-themed sessions with featured cosplayers Eric “The Smoke” Moran, Ivy Doomkitty and others
  • Wizard World Comic Con Film Festival, featuring selected shorts and music videos (Fri. 4-7 p.m., Sat., 1:30-5:30 p.m., Sun., 1:30-4 p.m.)
  • Sci-Fi Speed Dating (Thurs., 6 p.m., Fri., 4 p.m., 6 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m.; Sun., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.), 90-minute sessions
  • Meet-and-greets with Jason David Frank (Fri., 12:30 p.m.; Sat., 10:30 a.m.; Sun., 11:30 a.m.)(paid events)
  • Kids Day (Sunday), with an array of kids and family activities designed just for the younger set, highlighted by the Half-Hour Of Power With The Green Power Ranger with Frank (1:30 p.m.)

Unless noted, programming events take place in the designated General Programming Rooms at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. VIP tickets or additional costs may apply to ensure access to select activities, as noted. (*Note: Frank Meet & Greets and Doctor Who panel with Smith and Gillen require a separate ticket.)

Oh, Doctor! Matt Smith To Attend Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con June 20-21

Matt Smith, who recently completed an acclaimed four-year run as the 11th incarnation of the Doctor in the landmark British television series Doctor Who, will attend Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con on Friday evening, June 20, and all day Saturday, June 21, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Smith will join Karen Gillan, who portrayed Amy Pond, scheduled to appear on Saturday only.

Both will greet fans, sign autographs, pose for photo ops and conduct interactive Q&As. They will pose together with fans on Saturday. Times for Smith’s and Gillan’s signings, photo ops will be announced shortly.

Smith began his acting career on stage, appearing in various popular London theatrical performances before landing the coveted role in Doctor Who in 2010. He received a BAFTA Award nomination in 2011 and his final episode, on Christmas Day, was BBC America’s largest audience ever, attesting to both the popularity of the series in America and Smith’s success in the role.

The former model Gillan appeared in Series 5-7 of Doctor Who, beginning in 2010, as the new companion to the eleventh Doctor Matt Smith. The Inverness, Scotland, native has added numerous theater roles, starred in the film Not Another Happy Ending last year, is a regular on Adult Swim’s NTSF:SD:SUV and portrays the mercenary Nebula in the upcoming blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy.

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, June 19, 3-8 p.m.; Friday, June 20, noon-7 p.m.; Saturday, June 21, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, June 22, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Capullo, Adams, Wolfman Among 200+ Creators At Philadelphia Comic Con

Greg Capullo,Eisner Award Hall of Famers Marv Wolfman and Neal Adams, Jim Cheung and Daniel Acuña headline the more than 200 comics artists and writers scheduled to attend Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, June 19-22 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Other notable creators include Jesus Saiz, Claudio Aboy, Ethan Van Sciver, Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell, Greg Horn, Arthur Suydam, J.G. Jones, Michael Golden, Mikel Janin, Francis Portela and Paco Diaz Luque.

In addition, the first 4,000 Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con VIP attendees (including all VIP packages) will receive an exclusive variant cover of Marvel’s Amazing Spider-Man #1.2, drawn by Jones, at registration.

David Boreanaz, Nathan Fillion, Whoopi Goldberg, Christopher Lloyd, WWE Superstar John Cena, Matt Smith and Karen Gillan and Norman Reedus head the roster of standout celebrities attending. Other notables include Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Evan Peters and John Carpenter.

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, June 19, 3-8 p.m.; Friday, June 20, noon-7 p.m.; Saturday, June 21, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, June 22, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

 

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

David Boreanaz, Nathan Fillion, Whoopi Goldberg, Christopher Lloyd, Karen Gillanand Norman Reedus 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. 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.

Other notables on the celebrity roster include Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Karl Urban, Evan Peters, Lauren Cohan,John Carpenter, Eliza Dushku, Daniel Cudmore, Alan Tudyk, Sean Astin,Ralph Macchio, Laura Vandervoort and The Walking Dead stars Michael Rooker, Sarah Wayne Callies, Lauren Cohan, Scott Wilson and Jon Bernthal.

In addition, WWE Divas The Bella Twins (Friday), WWE Hall of Famer Bruno Sammartino (Saturday) and WWE Superstars John Cena (Sunday) and Batista (Saturday) will attend.

Superstar comics creators scheduled to attend include Greg Capullo, Eisner Award Hall of Famers Marv Wolfman and Neal Adam, Jim Cheung, Daniel Acuña, Jesus Saiz, Claudio Aboy, Ethan Van Sciver, Greg Horn, Arthur Suydam, J.G. Jones and Michael Golden.

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, June 19, 3-8 p.m.; Friday, June 20, noon-7 p.m.; Saturday, June 21, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, June 22, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

A first-class lineup of topical programming takes place all three days at the event, with celebrity Q&A’s, the Wizard World Film Festival, comics-themed sessions, costume contest, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Sunday, June 22, is also Kids Day, with an array of activities and programming specially designed for the younger Wizard World fans.

Philadelphia Comic Con is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed – will roam the convention floor, often stopping by the Show Stage, the ideal place to see and be seen.

Five WWE Stars At Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con

Wizard World has 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 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 forSaturday, 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.

The appearances of the five follow those of other WWE stars at recent Wizard World shows, including WWE Superstars Sheamus, Randy Orton, WWE Diva AJ Lee, Big Show and others.

Top celebrities scheduled to attend Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con include David Boreanaz, Nathan Fillion, Whoopi Goldberg, Christopher Lloyd, Karen Gillan and Norman Reedus.

It is the eighth of 16 events in the 2014 series produced by Wizard World, Inc. and will also feature a top-drawer collection of well-known comics artists and writers and a variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions. Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con show hours are Thursday, June 19, 3-8 p.m.; Friday, June 20, noon-7 p.m.; Saturday, June 21, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, June 22, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Academy Award Winner Whoopi Goldberg To Attend Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con

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.

Her TV career began with an appearance on a 1986 episode of Moonlighting, which earned her an Emmy Award nomination as Best Guest Performer in a Dramatic Series. Honored for many of her guest spots, Goldberg also earned acclaim for her recurring portrayal of the sentient bartender Guinan in Star Trek: The Next Generation from 1988-1993.

Today, in addition to her tireless humanitarian efforts on behalf of children, the homeless, human rights, substance abuse and the battle against AIDS, as well as many other worthwhile causes and charities, Goldberg has gained a fervent following as co-hostess of the daytime talk show The View.

At Philadelphia Comic Con, Goldberg will greet fans, pose for photo ops, sign autographs and conduct an interactive Q&A during the event. She will appear on Friday evening, June 20, and the full event day Saturday, June 21.

Goldberg joins a standout roster of celebrities scheduled to attend Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con (June 19-22), including Norman Reedus of The Walking Dead, Daniel Cudmore, John Carpenter, David Hasselhoff, Alan Tudyk and dozens of others. It is the second-largest and second-longest running of 16 events scheduled in the 2014 series produced by Wizard World, Inc. and will also feature a top-drawer collection of well-known artists and writers and a variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions.

Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, cosplay, movies, graphic novels, comics, toys, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con show hours are Thursday, June 19, 3-8 p.m.; Friday, June 20, noon-7 p.m.; Saturday, June 21, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sunday, June 22, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Comic Book Legend Stan Lee To Attend Wizard World Atlanta Comic Con On Sunday, June 1

Stan Lee, the legendary comic book writer, editor, actor, producer, publisher, and current Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of POW! Entertainment, will make a special appearance at Wizard World Atlanta Comic Con on Sunday, June 1 ONLY at the Georgia World Congress Center. Lee, a member of both the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame and the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame, will meet fans, sign autographs and pose for photographs. Special VIP packages are available.

Lee joins such notables attending as Karen Gillan (“Doctor Who,” Guardians of the Galaxy), Norman Reedus and Michael Rooker of “The Walking Dead,” James Marsters (“Buffy The Vampire Slayer,” “Torchwood”), Milo Ventimiglia (“Heroes,” Rocky Balboa), WWE® Superstar Big Show®, Darryl McDaniels “D.M.C.” (“Run-D.M.C.”) Jason David Frank (“Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers”), and Robert Knepper (“Prison Break,” Hitman). Wizard World Atlanta Comic Con is the seventh of 16 events currently scheduled in the 2014 series produced by Wizard World, Inc. and will also feature a top-drawer collection of well-known comics artists and writers and a variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions.

Other superstar comics creators scheduled to attend include Neal Adams (“Batman,” “Green Lantern”), Jorge Molina (“X-Men,” “Fear Itself”), Jerry Ordway (“Action Comics,” “Avengers”), Ron Garney (“Thor,” “Uncanny X-Force”), Alberto Ponticelli(“Justice League,” “Green Lantern”), Bob Layton (“Iron Man,” “Captain America”), Ethan Van Sciver (“Green Lantern,” “Flash”),John Tyler Christopher (“Amazing Spider-Man,” “Secret Warriors”), J.M. DeMatteis (“Justice League Dark,” “Trinity of Sin: The Phantom Stranger”) and many others.

In addition, all Wizard World Atlanta Comic Con VIP attendees will receive an exclusive variant cover of Marvel’s “Amazing Spider-Man #1,” drawn by Christopher (and co-created by Lee), at registration.

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 Atlanta Comic Con show hours are Friday, May 30, 3-8 p.m.Saturday, May 31, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, June 111 a.m.-5 p.m.

A first-class lineup of topical programming takes place all three days at the event, with celebrity Q&A’s, the Wizard World Film Festival, comics-themed sessions, costume contest, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Sunday, June 1, is also Kids Day, with an array of activities and programming specially designed for the younger Wizard World fans.

Wizard World Atlanta Comic Con is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed – will roam the convention floor, often stopping by the Show Stage, the ideal place to see and be seen.

Adams, Moore, Molina, Ordway Among Top Comics Creators at Atlanta Comic Con

Eisner Award Hall of Famer Neal Adams (“Batman,” “X-Men”), nominees Jerry Ordway (“Action Comics,” “Avengers”) and Ethan Van Sciver (“Green Lantern,” “Flash”), Tradd Moore (“All-New Ghost Rider,” “Deadpool”) and Jorge Molina (“Fear Itself,” “Captain America”) are among the more than 70 accomplished comics artists and writers scheduled to attend Wizard World Atlanta Comic Con, May 30-June 1 at the Georgia World Congress Center.

Other headline creators setting up in Artist Alley include Alberto Ponticelli (“Justice League,” “Green Lantern”), Bob Layton (“Iron Man,” “Captain America”), John Tyler Christopher (“Amazing Spider-Man,” “Secret Warriors”), Alé Garza (“Teen Titans,” “Spider-Man”), J.M. DeMatteis (“Justice League Dark,” “Trinity of Sin: The Phantom Stranger”), Greg Horn (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “The Avengers”), Rob Prior (“Heavy Metal,” “Spawn the Impaler”) and Ken Lashley (“Superman,” “JLA”).

In addition, all Wizard World Atlanta Comic Con VIP attendees will receive an exclusive variant cover of Marvel’s Amazing Spider-Man #1, drawn by Christopher, at registration.

Norman Reedus, Lauren Cohan, Jon Bernthal and Michael Rooker of The Walking Dead, James Marsters (“Buffy The Vampire Slayer,” “Torchwood”), Milo Ventimiglia (“Heroes,” Rocky Balboa), WWE Superstar Big Show, Darryl McDaniels “D.M.C.” (“Run-D.M.C.”) Jason David Frank (“Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers”), and Robert Knepper (“Prison Break,” Hitman) are among the celebrities scheduled to attend. Wizard World Atlanta Comic Con is the seventh of 16 events currently scheduled in the 2014 series produced by Wizard World.

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 Atlanta Comic Con show hours are Friday, May 30, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, May 31, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, June 1, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

WWE Superstar Big Show To Attend Wizard World Atlanta Comic Con, Saturday, May 31

The inaugural Wizard World Atlanta Comic Con just got a lot “bigger” as The World’s Largest Athlete, WWE Superstar Big Show, will attend Wizard World Atlanta Comic Con on Saturday, May 31, at the Georgia World Congress Center. It will mark the first Wizard World appearance for the 7-foot-tall, 441-pound, larger-than-life WWE Superstar who will sign autographs and pose for photo ops from 12:30-2:45pm and will participate in a Q/A session from 3:00-3:30pm.

Big Show’s appearance in Atlanta follows those of other WWE Superstars at recent Wizard World Comic Cons, including Sheamus, Randy Orton, John Cena, WWE Diva AJ Lee and others.

Reminiscent of such Goliaths as Andre the Giant and Big John Studd, Big Show is a feared competitor who intimidates opponents with his size and stare alone. The World’s Largest Athlete’s measurements are astounding: he wears a 22 EEEEE size shoe and boasts a 64-inch chest. The man from Aiken, South Carolina who was discovered at a charity basketball game by Hulk Hogan has met some of the biggest stars in sports face-to-face in the middle of a WWE ring. He has even taken on boxing champ Floyd Mayweather and NBA All-Star Shaquille O’Neal to the delight of millions of fans around the world.

The World’s Largest Athlete is also no stranger to film and television roles. His film credits include 2010’s starring role as Walter Krunk in the WWE Studios family comedy Knucklehead alongside and an All-Star cast including Mark Feuerstein, Melora Hardin, Dennis Farina and Wendy Malick. He has also appeared in the feature films MacGruber, Jingle All the Way, Reggie’s Prayer, Little Hercules in 3-D and Waterboy. In addition, Big Show has guest starred on popular television shows including USA Network’s Burn Notice, Nickelodeon’s Supah Ninjas, Brain Surge, Saturday Night Live, and Star Trek: Enterprise.

Big Show joins such noted pop culture figures as Nathan Fillion, Norman Reedus, Lauren Cohan, Jon Bernthal and Michael Rooker of The Walking Dead, James Marsters, Milo Ventimiglia and many others at Wizard World Atlanta Comic Con, set for May 30-June 1.

It is the seventh of 16 events scheduled in the 2014 series produced by Wizard World, Inc. and will also feature a top-drawer collection of well-known comics artists and writers and a variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions. Wizard World Atlanta Comic Con show hours are Friday, May 30, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, May 31, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, June 1, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

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