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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.

Wizard World Minneapolis Attendees to Receive The Walking Dead #1 Variant Cover By Clayton Crain

The Walking Dead #1 Clayton CrainWizard World, Inc. and Skybound have announced that Ghost Rider and X-Force artist Clayton Crain has drawn the eighth 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 Minneapolis, May 1-3.

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

Crain, who primarily uses digital painting, is also well known for his work with Todd McFarlane as well as with Marvel on Carnage, covers for DC and his unique sketch cover acrylic paintings. He is currently working for Valiant Comics on the popular comic Rai , with writer Matt Kindt. He also continues to develop his painting techniques with acrylic and oil sketchbook covers and commissions.

Stars of The Walking Dead TV series scheduled to attend Wizard World Comic Con Minneapolis include Christian Serratos, Alanna Masterson and Michael Rooker. Other standout celebrities attending include Karl Urban, Gillian Anderson, Debby Ryan, WWE Divas The Bella Twins, Kevin Conroy, Finn Wittrock, Sylvester McCoy and more.

In addition to Crain, Artist Alley in Minneapolis will feature Steve Fastner, Rich Larson, Bill Willingham, Phil Ortiz, Neal Adams, Michael Avon Oeming, Dan Jurgens, Michael Golden and many others.

Wizard World Comic Con Minneapolis show hours are Friday, May 1, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, May 2, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, May 3, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Shatner, Englund, Williams Among Top Celebrities Scheduled To Attend Inaugural Wizard World Des Moines, June 12-14

Robert EnglundWizard World continues its 2015 schedule with its first visit to the Iowa Events Center at Wizard World Comic Con Des Moines, June 12-14. William Shatner, Robert Englund, Billy Dee Williams, Michael Cudlitz, Cassandra Peterson, Jewel Staite and WWE Superstar Seth Rollins and Diva Paige headline the roster of celebrity guests scheduled to attend the pop culture extravaganza.

Englund, Cudlitz and Staite will appear Saturday and Sunday, June 13-14; Shatner will attend on Friday and Saturday, June 12-13; Rollins is scheduled for Friday and Paige for Saturday; Williams and Peterson are scheduled for all three days of the event.

Other well-known Wizard World Comic Con Des Moines guests include Giancarlo Esposito, Jason Mewes, Manu Bennett, Dean Cain, J. August Richards, Michael Rosenbaum, Lou Ferrigno, Ernie Hudson, Jason David Frank and the Boondock Saints duo of Sean Patrick Flanery and David Della Rocco .

Wizard World is also the home of the most creative comics artists and writers on the planet. Artist Alley at Wizard World Comic Con Des Moines will feature Neal Adams, Mike Zeck, Phil Hester, Michael Golden, Arthur Suydam, James O’Barr, Renee Witterstaetter, Dean Haspiel, Kenneth Rocafort and many others.

In addition, all full-price Wizard World Comic Con Des Moines 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 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 Des Moines 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 and participate in the famed Wizard World Costume Contest on Saturday night.

Wizard World Las Vegas The Walking Dead #1 Variant Cover By Gilbert Hernandez

Gilbert Hernandez The Walking Dead #1Wizard World, Inc. and Skybound announced that Love & Rockets creator Gilbert Hernandez has drawn the seventh 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 the inaugural Wizard World Comic Con Las Vegas, April 24-26.

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

Hernandez’s Love & Rockets has been translated into French, Japanese and many other languages, and has received numerous awards for excellence. The book collections from Fantagraphics have garnered almost nothing but rave reviews from fan and mainstream press alike for over a decade. Hernandez’s early comics featured a passel of fascinating females, but the one who commanded center stage in every respect was Luba, who first appeared as an ambitious “voodoo woman” in the science fiction pastiche BEM.

Stars of The Walking Dead TV series scheduled to attend Wizard World Comic Con Las Vegas include  Norman Reedus, David Morrissey, Steven Yeun, Emily Kinney, Michael Cudlitz, Seth Gilliam and Michael Rooker. Other standout celebrities attending include Tom Felton, Tom Mison, Arthur Darvill, Robert Englund, WWE Superstar Roman Reigns, WWE Diva Paige, Milo Ventimiglia, RJ Mitte and more.

In addition to Hernandez, Artist Alley in Las Vegas will feature Salvador Larroca, Neal Adams, Mike Zeck, Phil Ortiz, Michael Golden, Clay Mann and many others.

Wizard World Comic Con Las Vegas show hours are Friday, April 24, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, April 25, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, April 26, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Wizard World Presents: An Evening With Kevin Smith In Minneapolis, Friday, May 1

Kevin SmithKevin Smith, who wrote and directed Clerks, Yoga Hosers and the series Comic Book Men among his many credits, will host “Wizard World Presents: An Evening With Kevin Smith” on May 1 in Minneapolis. Organized in conjunction with Wizard World Comic Con Minneapolis, the live Q&A session will begin at 8 p.m. at the State Theatre (805 Hennepin Avenue) in Minneapolis.

Tickets for “Wizard World Presents: An Evening With Kevin Smith” will be on sale soon via Ticketmaster. Pricing begins at $25.00.

Smith will also help Wizard World Comic Con Minneapolis get underway by appearing with other dignitaries at the second annual festival’s official Ribbon Cutting ceremony at 5 p.m. at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The three-day pop culture convention is set for Friday through Sunday, May 1-3 (Smith will not otherwise appear at the event).

A writer, comedian, podcaster, and film director, Smith has written and directed numerous films, including Dogma, Red State and Tusk, in addition to Clerks, Chasing Amy and Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back. He also has authored Silent Bob Speaks, Shootin’ the Sh*t with Kevin Smith, My Boring-Ass Life and most recently Tough Sh*t: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good. He can be heard daily at Smodcast.com, a vast network of podcasts.

As an added treat for Clerks and Jay and Silent Bob fans, Jason Mewes will appear all three days at Wizard World Comic Con Minneapolis, greeting fans, signing autographs, posing for photo ops and conducting an interactive Q&A session. Celebrity attendees include Karl Urban, James & Oliver Phelps, Christian Serratos, Gillian Anderson and WWE Divas The Bella Twins and many others.

Minneapolis show hours are Friday, May 1, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, May 2, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, May 3, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Adams, Claremont, Willingham, Golden Highlight Artist Alley At Wizard World Minneapolis

Oeming Mice TemplarNeal Adams, Chris Claremont, Bill Willingham, Michael Golden, Michael Avon Oeming and Steve Fastner headline the roster of comics artists and writers scheduled to attend Wizard World Comic Con Minneapolis, May 1-3 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. It is the second trip to Minneapolis for Wizard Worl and the eighth event on the 2015 Wizard World Comic Con calendar.

Others in Artist Alley include Dan Jurgens, Phil Ortiz, Rich Larson, Greg Horn, Renee Witterstaetter, Clayton Crain, Larry Hama, Dan Jurgens and others.

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

Celebrities attending include Karl Urban, Christian Serratos, Gillian Anderson, James & Oliver Phelps, WWE Divas The Bella Twins , Kevin Conroy, Grant Bowler and many others.

Wizard World Comic Con Minneapolis show hours are Friday, May 1, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, May 2, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, May 3, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Larroca, Adams, Zeck, Ortiz Highlight Artist Alley At Inaugural Wizard World Las Vegas

LarrocaSalvador Larroca, Neal Adams, Mike Zeck, Phil Ortiz and Michael Golden headline the roster of more than 100 comics artists and writers scheduled to attend Wizard World Comic Con Las Vegas, April 24-26 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. It is the first trip to Las Vegas for Wizard World, Inc.

Others in Artist Alley include Clay Mann, Tyler Kirkham, Renee Witterstaetter, Ethan Van Sciver, Carlo Barberi, Dean Haspiel, Arthur Suydam, Angel Unzueta, Stephen Grant, Russ Adams, Billy Martin and dozens of others.

In addition, all full-price Wizard World Comic Con Las Vegas attendees will receive a limited edition exclusive variant cover The Walking Dead #1 and VIP attendees will receive an additional black & white sketch version.

Celebrities attending include Norman Reedus, Tom Felton, David Morrissey, Tom Mison, Arthur Darvill, Robert Englund, WWE Superstar Roman Reigns, WWE Diva Paige and many others.

Wizard World Comic Con Las Vegas show hours are Friday, April 24, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, April 25, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, April 26, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

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