Wizard World Mourns Passing Of Pop Culture Icon Davy Jones
NEW YORK, March 5, 2012 – Wizard World, which produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking, mourns the passing of multimedia star Davy Jones, who died Wednesday in Florida. Jones, best known as a star of “The Monkees,” a television series turned recording group, was a popular guest at the 2009 Wizard World Big Apple Comic Con and had been scheduled to appear at Wizard World shows in Philadelphia and Chicago this year.
A pop culture icon from his starring role in “The Monkees” (1966-68), Jones’s music, movies, theater and television career was punctuated with a celebrated guest appearance on “The Brady Bunch” in 1971.
The Manchester, England-born Jones was 66.
The Wizard World family and its fans wish to express heartfelt condolences to Mr. Jones’ family.
About Wizard World:
Wizard World produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking. The events often feature celebrities from movies and TV, artists and writers, and events such as premieres, gaming tournaments, panels, and costume contests.
The full event schedule can be found at www.wizardworldcomiccon.com.
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April 14-15 – Toronto Comic Con
June 1-3 – Philadelphia Comic Con
August 9-12 – Chicago Comic Con
September 29-30 – Mid-Ohio Comic Con
October 26-28 – Austin Comic Con
TBD 2013 – New Orleans Comic Con