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‘Avengers’ Star Jeremy Renner To Attend Wizard World Comic Con Chicago August 23

Jeremy RennerTwo-time Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner will make his Wizard World Comic Con debut in Chicago on Sunday, August 23. The star of blockbusters The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Hurt Locker, The Bourne Legacy and others, Renner will greet fans, sign autographs, pose for photo ops and conduct an interactive fan Q&A panel in Wizard World’s largest and longest-running show.

In July, Renner will reprise his role as William Brandt in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation. He is currently filming Captain America: Civil War, after playing Clint Barton/Hawkeye in last month’s release of second installment of The Avengers: Age of Ultron.

His Academy Award nominations have come as Best Actor for The Hurt Locker in 2008 and Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Town two years later.

Renner joins an all-star celebrity lineup at Wizard World’s largest and longest-running show, August 20-23, which also includes Norman Reedus, Nathan Fillion, Stephen Amell, Billie Piper, Burt Reynolds, David Morrissey, Ben McKenzie, Bruce Campbell, and WWE Superstar Undertaker, Randy Orton, Sting, Daniel Bryan and Diva Paige™and dozens of others.

Wizard World Chicago show hours are Thursday, August 20, 3-8 p.m.; Friday, August 21, 12-7 p.m.; Saturday, August 22, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, August 22, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Burt Reynolds To Attend Wizard World Comic Con Chicago, Saturday, August 22

Burt ReynoldsBurt Reynolds, film and TV star and sex symbol for decades, will make his second Wizard World Comic Con appearance when he appears at Wizard World Comic Con Chicago at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center on Saturday, August 22. One of the all-time Hollywood greats, Reynolds has starred in dozens of popular films and TV series, making him one of the most recognizable entertainment figures of the past half-century.

Reynolds, 79, had his breakout role opposite Jon Voight in 1972’s Deliverance, followed by a string of blockbuster hits that included The Longest Yard, Smokey and the Bandit, Cannonball Run and Boogie Nights , for which he earned an Oscar nomination. He also earned acclaim—two Golden Globes and a Primetime Emmy—for his performance as the lead in the ‘90s comedy series Evening Shade. He is also a best-selling author, as his 1994 autobiography My Life reached the New York Times list.

A noted humanitarian, Reynolds received the prestigious “Children at Heart Award” for his humanitarian efforts benefiting and aiding the children of Chernobyl among numerous other causes.

He was a big hit at his first Wizard World show in Philadelphia in May.

Reynolds joins an all-star celebrity lineup at Wizard World’s largest and longest-running show, August 20-23, which also includes Norman Reedus, Nathan Fillion, Stephen Amell, Billie Piper, David Morrissey, Ben McKenzie, Bruce Campbell and WWE Superstar Undertaker, Randy Orton, Sting, Daniel Bryan, and Diva Paige and dozens of others.

Chicago show hours are Thursday, August 20, 3-8 p.m.; Friday, August 21, 12-7 p.m.; Saturday, August 22, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, August 22, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Walking Dead #1 Limited Edition Cover Revealed for Wizard World Sacramento

Paolo Rivera The Walking Dead #1Wizard World, Inc. and Skybound have announced that Mythos painter and Daredevil penciler and Eisner Award winner Paolo Rivera has drawn the 12th in a yearlong series of Limited Edition Exclusive Variant Covers of The Walking Dead #1 comic, to be provided free to all full-price attendees at Wizard World Comic Con Sacramento, June 19-21.

The exclusive The Walking Dead #1 edition will be produced in extremely limited quantities and is available at registration to fans at the Sacramento Convention Center only while supplies last. VIP attendees will receive an additional black & white sketch version of the comic.

Rivera started working for Marvel Comics in 2002. Although he began his career painting in oil, he has since moved on to penciling, inking, and coloring (with some occasional sculpting). He was born and raised in Daytona Beach, Fla., and graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2003, where he studied under David Mazzucchelli. He broke into the comics industry thanks to writer Jim Krueger, whom he met at Megacon in Orlando, Fla. (while still in high school).

Rivera’s best-known painted work is Mythos , a series of six richly-painted origin stories written by Paul Jenkins. Originally published as one-shots, it was collected into a hardcover edition in 2008. He now limits his painted work to covers including The Twelve, The Iliad, The Amazing Spider-Man and Wolverine, among many others. More recently, he penciled six issues of Mark Waid’s Daredevil run. His father, Joe Rivera, inked the issues, for which they received two Eisners.

The Walking Dead stars attending the second annual Wizard World Comic Con Sacramento include Norman Reedus, Christian Serratos and Scott Wilson. The celebrity roster also includes Danny Trejo, Katie Cassidy, Henry Winkler, Kelly Frye, WWE Divas The Bella Twins and Eva Marie, Charlie Carver, Malcolm McDowell, Alfonso Ribeiro and many others.

In addition to Rivera, Artist Alley in Sacramento will feature Neal Adams, Humberto Ramos, Mel Rubi, Phil Ortiz, Peter Bagge, Arthur Suydam, Ethan Van Sciver and more.

The 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.

Orlando Added to 2016 Wizard World Comic Con Calendar

Orlando Convention CenterWizard World, Inc. today announced the addition of Wizard World Comic Con Orlando to its 2016 schedule. The inaugural event will be held August 5-7 at the Orange County Convention Center. Celebrity and comics creator guests and other details about the event will be announced as they are confirmed..

Wizard World has 26 events scheduled on its 2015 calendar. Along with Albuquerque, N.M., and Greenville, S.C., Orlando is one of three inaugural shows to date scheduled for 2016 Wizard World debuts.

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, cosplay, comics, television, sci-fi, toys, video gaming, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Wizard World Comic Con Orlando show hours are tentatively set for Friday, August 5, 2016, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, August 6, 2016, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; and Sunday, August 7, 2016, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Williams, Boyd, Astin Among Top Celebrities At Wizard World Richmond, July 31-August 2

Henry WinklerWizard World, Inc. continues its 2015 schedule with its second visit to the Greater Richmond Convention Center at Wizard World Comic Con Richmond, July 31-August 2, 2015. Billy Dee Williams, Billy Boyd, Sean Astin, WWE Superstar Stardust and Diva Paige, Michael Cudlitz, Kristin Bauer, Drea de Matteo, and Henry Winkler headline the roster of celebrity guests scheduled to attend the pop culture extravaganza.

Williams, Boyd, Astin, Cudlitz, Bauer and de Matteo will appear Saturday and Sunday, August 1-2; Stardust and Paige are scheduled for Saturday; Winker will attend all three days of the event.

Other well-known Wizard World Comic Con Richmond guests include Taryn Manning, Joey Lauren Adams, John Schneider, Linda Blair, Eddie McClintock, J. August Richards, Jason David Frank, Doug Jones, and Milo Ventimiglia.

Wizard World is also the home of the most creative comics artists and writers on the planet. Artist Alley at Wizard World Comic Con Richmond will feature Mike Grell, Billy Martin, Mike Zeck, Michael Golden, Ken Kelly, James O’Barr, Renee Witterstaetter, Clinton Hobart, Marv Wolfman, Danny Fingeroth and many others.

In addition, all full-price Wizard World Comic Con Richmond 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 Richmond show hours are Friday, July 31, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, August 1, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, August 2, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Wizard World Des Moines Gets a The Walking Dead #1 Exclusive Cover By Phil Hester

The Walking Dead #1 Phil HesterWizard World, Inc. and Skybound today announced that The Wretch and The Coffin creator and Iowa native Phil Hester has drawn the 11th in a yearlong series of Limited Edition Exclusive Variant Covers of The Walking Dead #1 comic, to be provided free to all full-price attendees at Wizard World Comic Con Des Moines, June 12-14.

The exclusive The Walking Dead #1 edition will be produced in extremely limited quantities and is available at registration to fans at the Iowa Events Center only while supplies last. VIP attendees will receive an additional black & white sketch version of the comic.

Hester has been making comics for over two decades, beginning while a student at the University of Iowa. He spent many years on the indie comics scene, culminating in his Eisner Award-nominated series The Wretch . Phil broke into the mainstream with a long run as penciler on DC’s Swamp Thing. He also drew Kevin Smith’s revival of Green Arrow with long time inker Ande Parks. He created The Coffin with artist Mike Huddleston, and Firebreather with artist Andy Kuhn, now a television feature for Cartoon Network. Phil lives in rural Iowa with his wife and two children.

Phil’s more recent work includes writing Kirkman’s Invincible Universe, IDW’s THUNDER Agents, and Dynamite’s The Shadow , as well as drawing DC’s Batman Beyond and The Flash TV comic. He has also written Mythic for Image comics.

The Wizard World Comic Con Des Moines celebrity roster includes The Walking Dead star Michael Cudlitz, as well as William Shatner, Robert Englund, Billy Dee Williams, Cassandra Peterson, Jewel Staite, Alex Kingston, WWE Superstar Seth Rollins and Diva Paige and many others.

In addition to Hester, Artist Alley in Des Moines will feature Neal Adams, Mike Zeck, Michael Golden, Arthur Suydam, James O’Barr, Renee Witterstaetter, Dean Haspiel, Kenneth Rocafort and more.

The 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.

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.

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