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Shatner, Dalton, Kinney Among Top Celebrities At Wizard World Madison Comic Con, February 6-8

Brett DaltonWizard World continues its 2015 schedule with its first trip to the Alliant Energy Center at Wizard World Madison Comic Con, February 6-8. William Shatner, Brett Dalton, Emily Kinney, WWE Divas The Bella Twins, Josh McDermitt, Kristin Bauer, Eliza Dushku and George Wendt headline the roster of celebrity guests scheduled to attend the pop culture extravaganza.

Shatner will attend on Friday and Saturday, February 6-7; Dalton, Kinney, McDermitt, Bauer and Dushku will appear on Saturday and Sunday, February 7-8; Wendt is scheduled for all three days of the event.

Other well-known Wizard World Madison Comic Con guests include Michael Rooker, Adam West and Burt Ward, Jason Mewes, Adrian Paul, Billy Dee Williams, Edward James Olmos, Cassandra Peterson, Scott Wilson, William Kircher, James Marsters, Lou Ferrigno, Jason David Frank and Ernie Hudson.

Wizard World is also the home of the most creative comics artists and writers on the planet. Artist Alley at Madison Comic Con will feature Phil Ortiz, Mike Grell, Valerio Schiti, Joanna Estep and many others.

In addition, all full-price Wizard World Madison Comic Con 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 Madison Comic Con show hours are Friday, February 6, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, February 7, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, February 8, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Wizard World/Cinedigm’s Digital Channel CONtv Announces Content

CONtv_PHS2_LOGO43C_R13_WHTCONtv today announced an expansive portfolio of acquired film and television content that will be available on the new digital network. Launching in early 2015, the direct-to-consumer digital service geared specifically for fans in the Comic Con community, will also include the previously announced original program Fight of the Living Dead, a horror-competition series from Alpine Labs, BlackBoxTV and Revolver Picture Company. CONtv plans to announce additional programming initiatives, original series and talent partnerships in the coming weeks.

Spanning cult television, sci-fi, horror and fantasy films, grindhouse classics, thrilling martial arts adventures, and more, CONtv’s extensive launch offering includes:

  • Superhero Action: He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe, Voltron, Trial of the Incredible Hulk, She-Ra: Princess Of Power
  • Cult Classics: Godzilla, Death Race 2000, Elvira: Mistress Of The Dark, Return Of The Killer Tomatoes, Beware The Blob, Transylvania 6-5000, Night Patrol
  • Horror: Evil Dead, Re-Animator, Hellraiser, I Spit On Your Grave (#1 and #2), Hellboy: Blood & Iron, Rob Zombie Presents The Haunted World of El Superbeasto, Ichi The Killer, Puppet Master, Embrace of the Vampire
  • Martial Arts: Fists of Fury, Shaolin, Man From Nowhere, War of the Arrows, Legend of the Fist, Yakuza Weapon, Blade of Kings, Lady Ninja
  • Gaming: Sonic The Hedgehog, Super Mario Bros, Legend Of Zelda, Stargate Infinity, Street Fighter Alpha, Heavenly Sword
  • Sci-Fi/Fantasy Television: UK’s Being Human, Farscape, Highlander, Demon King, Stargate Infinity
  • AnimeYu-Gi-Oh, Beyblade, Digimon, Ghost in the Shell, High School Of The Dead, Saint Seiya, Angel Beats, Clannad

CONtv is a joint venture between Cinedigm and Wizard World.

Upon its launch in early 2015, the digital service will be offered as a free ad-supported platform as well as a low-cost monthly subscription of $6.99/month with content exclusives, audience rewards, a dynamic social viewing experiences, and ticketing bundle opportunities for fans planning to attend Wizard World conventions. CONtv plans to launch across a wide spectrum of devices including Roku, Apple TV, Xbox, PlayStation, Android, Samsung Smart TV, Windows, Mac OS, mobile, and tablet devices.

Reedus, Amell, Peters, Tyler Posey Among Top Celebrities at Wizard World Portland, Jan. 23-25

arrowWizard World continues its 2015 schedule with its third trip to the Oregon Convention Center at Wizard World Portland Comic Con, January 23-25. Norman Reedus, Stephen Amell, Evan Peters, Tyler Posey, Lena Headey and the Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. duo of Ming-Na Wen and Brett Dalton headline the roster of celebrity guests scheduled to attend the pop culture extravaganza, the second event on Wizard World’s calendar of 24 Comic Cons in 2015.

Fans of The Walking Dead are in for a particular treat, as, in addition to Reedus, numerous other stars of the smash hit series will attend the show. Michael Cudlitz, who plays “Sgt. Abraham Ford,” Sarah Wayne Callies, Steven Yeun, Josh McDermitt, Michael Rooker and Scott Wilson are all scheduled.

Amell, Cudlitz, Dalton, Headey, McDermitt, Peters, Posey, Reedus and Yeun will appear on Saturday and Sunday, while Wen will attend on Saturday only. Callies, Rooker and Wilson will appear all three days.

Other well-known Wizard World Portland Comic Con guests include Katie Cassidy, Bruce Campbell, WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan and Divas The Bella Twins, Debbie Gibson, Yaphet Kotto, Eliza Dushku, Alan Tudyk, Jason David Frank, Lou Ferrigno, Ksenia Solo and Giancarlo Esposito.

Wizard World is also the home of the most creative comics artists and writers on the planet. Artist Alley at Portland Comic Con will feature Julian Totino Tedesco, Chris Claremont, Dean Haspiel, Ethan Van Sciver, Arthur Suydam and many others.

In addition, all full-price Wizard World Portland Comic Con 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 Portland Comic Con show hours are Friday, January 23, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, January 24, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, January 25, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The famed Wizard World Portland Comic Con Costume Contest will take place on Saturday, January 24, at 7 p.m. The Kids Costume Contest will be held on Sunday, January 25.

Reedus, Somerhalder, Wesley, Felton Among Top Celebrities At Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, January 9-11

Ian SomerhalderWizard World gets its 2015 schedule off to a big start with its fifth trip to the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center at Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, January 9-11. Norman Reedus, Ian Somerhalder and Paul Welsey, Tom Felton, Brett Dalton, Kevin Conroy, WWE Divas The Bella Twins, Michael Cudlitz and Sarah Wayne Callies headline the roster of celebrity guests scheduled to attend the pop culture extravaganza.

Reedus, Felton, Dalton and Cudlitz will attend on Saturday and Sunday, January 10-11; Somerhalder, Wesley and the Bellas will appear on Saturday only; Conroy and Callies are scheduled for all three days of the event.

Other well-known Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con guests include Mark McGrath, Caity Lotz, the Charmed trio of Holly Marie Combs, Shannen Doherty and Brian Krause, Morena Baccarin, William Kircher, Scott Wilson, Michael Rooker, Andrew J. West, Karyn Parsons, Jason David Frank and Lou Ferrigno.

Wizard World is also the home of the most creative comics artists and writers on the planet. Artist Alley at New Orleans Comic Con will feature Mark Bagley, Pasqual Ferry, David Baldeón, Michael Cho, Phil Ortiz, Ken Kelly, Joe Caramagna, Ethan Van Sciver, Rob Guillory, Kody Chamberlain and many others.

In addition, all full-price Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con 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 New Orleans Comic Con show hours are Friday, January 9, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, January 10, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, January 11, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Reedus, Shatner, Englund, Macchio Headline Celebrities At Wizard World Tulsa Comic Con, November 7-9

Wizard World Tulsa Comic ConNorman Reedus, William Shatner, Robert Englund, Manu Bennett, Eliza Dushku and Ralph Macchio are among the celebrities scheduled to attend the inaugural Wizard World Tulsa Comic Con, November 7-9 at the Cox Business Center

Reedus, Englund and Dushku will appear on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 8-9; Shanter will attend on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 7-8; Bennett and Macchio are scheduled for all three days.

Other notables scheduled include Dean Cain, James Marsters, Scott Wilson, Alan Tudyk, Jon Bernthal, Michael Rooker, Ernie Hudson, Lou Ferrigno, Jason David Frank, Sara Underwood and the Boondock Saints duo of Sean Patrick Flanery and David Della Rocco.

Superstar comics creators scheduled to attend include Eisner Award Hall of Famer Neal Adams, Ethan Van Sciver, Billy Martin, Mike Grell, Phil Ortiz, Kevin Maguire, Michael Golden, Arthur Suydam, James O’Barr, Greg Horn, and Rob Prior.

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, toys, video gaming, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Wizard World Tulsa Comic Con show hours are Friday, Nov. 7, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 8, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 9, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Urban, Reedus, Yeun, Kinney Top Wizard World Ohio Comic Con Roster

Emily KinneySteven Yeun, Norman Reedus, Emily Kinney, Alanna Masterson, Andrew J. West and Jon Bernthal of The Walking Dead, Karl Urban, Robert Englund and WWE Superstars The Wyatt Family are among the celebrities scheduled to attend Wizard World Ohio Comic Con, October 31-November 2 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. It is the 14th of 16 events scheduled in the 2014 series produced by Wizard World and will also feature a top-drawer collection of well-known comics artists and writers and a variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions.

Yeun, Reedus, Kinney, Masterson, West, Urban and Englund will appear on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 1-2; the WWE stars (Bray Wyatt, Erick Rowan, Luke Harper) will attend on Saturday only; Bernthal is scheduled for all three days.

Other notables scheduled include Sean Astin, Giancarlo Esposito, the Charmed trio of Shannen Doherty, Holly Marie Combs and Brian Krause, Manu Bennett, Eric Roberts, Jason David Frank, Josh Gates, Verne Troyer and Steve Gonsalves.

Superstar comics creators scheduled to attend include Patrick and Shelly Block, Michael Golden, Kevin Maguire, James O’Barr, Barry Kitson, Joanna Estep, Renee Witterstaetter and Rob Prior.

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, toys, video gaming, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Wizard World Ohio Comic Con show hours are Friday, Oct. 31, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 1, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 2, 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, Nov. 2, is also Kids Day, with an array of activities and programming specially designed for the younger Wizard World fans.

Ohio 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.

Marvel Comics & Wizard World Reveal Superior Iron Man #1 Exclusive Variant

Superior Iron Man #1 Exclusive VariantMarvel Comics and Wizard World, Inc. have revealed the latest and final edition of the 2014 series of exclusive variant covers of the best Marvel titles with the unveiling of Superior Iron Man #1, drawn by noted Canadian artist Ty Templeton. VIP attendees at the inaugural Wizard World Reno Comic Con, November 21-23 at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center, will receive a free copy of the limited-edition book at registration.

Templeton is scheduled to be on site at the event to sign copies of Superior Iron Man #1 (autograph fees may apply). Leading professional comic grader CGC will also be on hand to accept books for grading and Signature Series.

The exclusive version of Superior Iron Man #1 will be limited to 3,000 copies and provided free at registration to all Wizard World Reno Comic Con VIP attendees, including any celebrity VIP packages.

A newly-minted member of the Canadian Comic Book Creator Hall of Fame, Templeton has worked on such characters as Batman, Superman, Spider-Man, The Simpsons, the Avengers, among many others. The Shuster Award-winning and Eisner Award-nominated writer and artist has hundreds of credits, including his own graphic novel, Bigg Time and cult favorite Stig’s Inferno.

Be Superior! How much would you pay for perfection? Beauty? Immortality? Tony Stark knows, and he’s ready to give it to you in Superior Iron Man #1! But at a terrible price. Spinning out of Avengers & X-Men: AXIS, the old Tony Stark is back, only this time he’s SUPERIOR! More stylish, more confident, and more cunning than ever before. And he’s ready to lead you into the future! San Francisco is about to become the prototype for his new world concept. The first step? Release Extremis upon the entire city! Only Daredevil isn’t down with Stark’s new vision of the future. Does the Man Without Fear have a place in the city of tomorrow? A bold new direction for the Armored Avenger begins this November from the all-new creative team of Tom Taylor (Injustice: Gods Among Us, Earth 2) and Yildray Cinar (Supergirl).

Norman Reedus, William Shatner, Jewel Staite, Bruce Campbell, Billy Dee Williams, Adam West and Burt Ward and WWE Superstar Roman Reigns and Divas The Bella Twins are among the celebrities scheduled to attend Wizard World Reno Comic Con. It is the final of 16 events scheduled in the 2014 series and will also feature a variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions.

In addition to Templeton, superstar comics creators scheduled to attend include Eisner Award Hall of Famer Neal Adams, Phil Ortiz, Kevin Maguire, Michael Golden, Arthur Suydam, Ken Kelly, Pop Mhan, Greg Horn and many others.

Skybound, Wizard World Announce The Walking Dead Series for 2015

The Walking DeadSkybound’s The Walking Dead created by Robert Kirkman continues to captivate audiences worldwide. With the debut of Season 5 of the television series, Skybound, Kirkman’s imprint at Image Comics, and Wizard World, Inc. announced the launch of an entirely new series of Limited Edition Exclusive Variant Covers of popular issues of The Walking Dead comic, to be provided free to all full-price attendees at every Wizard World Comic Con event in 2015.

Superstar artists who regularly appear at Wizard World events will draw the unique covers for each of the 24 shows scheduled to date, beginning with Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, January 9-11 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. The artists for each book will be announced as they are selected. A similar series in 2013 featuring exclusives of The Walking Dead #1 proved to be wildly popular with fans.

The exclusive The Walking Dead editions will be produced in extremely limited quantities and are available at registration to fans only while supplies last at each Wizard World convention. VIP attendees will receive an additional black & white sketch version of the comic.

Adams, Andrews, Totino Tedesco, Van Sciver Top Superstar Creators To Attend Wizard World Austin Comic Con

Wizard World Austin Comic ConEisner Award Hall of Famer Neal Adams, Kaare Andrews, Julian Totino Tedesco and Ethan Van Sciver headline the roster of more than 50 top comics artists and writers scheduled to attend Wizard World Austin Comic Con, Thursday through Saturday, October 2-4 at the Austin Convention Center

Other superstar comics creators scheduled to attend include Ramon F. Bachs, Rob Prior, Pere Perez, Kevin Maguire, Greg Horn, Michael Golden, Arthur Suydam and many others.

VIP attendees will receive a copy of Captain America #25, with limited-edition exclusive variant cover by Totino Tedesco. VIPs also can claim a selection of exclusive prints from various top artists as part of their admission.

Norman Reedus, Bruce Campbell, Evan Peters, WWE Phenom The Undertaker, Katie Cassidy, Tyler Posey, Manu Bennett, Rebecca Mader, Sean Astin, Shannen Doherty and Holly Marie Combs are among the celebrities scheduled to attend.

Wizard World Austin Comic Con show hours are Thursday, October 2, 4-9 p.m.; Friday, October 3, 2-9 p.m.; and Saturday, October 4, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

Marvel Comics & Wizard World Reveal ‘ Captain America #25′ Exclusive Variant Cover By Julian Totino Tedesco For Austin Comic Con

cap am 25 variantMarvel Comics and Wizard World, Inc. have revealed the latest edition of the 2014 series of exclusive variant covers of the best Marvel titles with the unveiling of Captain America #25, drawn by Argentine artist Julian Totino Tedesco. VIP attendees at the Wizard World Austin Comic Con, October 2-4 at the Austin Convention Center, will receive a free copy of the limited-edition book at registration.

Totino Tedesco is scheduled to be on site at the event to sign copies of Captain America #25 (autograph fees may apply). Leading professional comic grader CGC will also be on hand to accept books for grading and Signature Series.

The exclusive version of Captain America #25 will be limited to 3,000 copies and provided free at registration to all Wizard World Austin Comic Con VIP attendees, including any celebrity VIP packages.

The Eisner-Award nominated Totino Tedesco is a native of Buenos Aires who began working on American comics about five years ago. He has drawn covers for many titles, including Marvel books Season One, Uncanny X-Force, Thunderbolts, John Carter: Gods of Mars, Original Sin and others.

Who is the All-New Captain America? The conclusion to the story that began in Dimension Z as Zola strikes in unison with The Red Skull! The final fate of Jet Black! Rated T. Writer: Rick Remender; Artists: Carlos Pacheco, Stuart Immonen.

Morena Baccarin, Evan Peters, WWE Phenom The Undertaker and Katie Cassidy are among the celebrities scheduled to attend Wizard World Austin Comic Con.

In addition to Totino Tedesco, superstar comics creators scheduled to attend include Neal Adams, Kaare Andrews, Bob Layton, CAFU, Ethan Van Sciver, Ramon F. Bachs, Rob Prior, Kevin Maguire, Greg Horn, Michael Golden, Arthur Suydam and many others.

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