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Awesome Con 2014 Update – Guest Announcements!

With a successful Kickstarter campaign behind it, with over $56,000 raised, Awesome Con is gearing up for a solid second convention in 2014.

Guests are already lining up for next year’s convention. Along witGeorge Pérez, Ben Templesmith, and Justin Jordan, here are a few more guests the convention has added:

  • Melissa McBride, best known as Carol from AMC’s The Walking Dead 
  • IronE Singleton, best known as T-Dog from AMC’s The Walking Dead
  • Rob Paulsen, famed voice actor, known as Pinky, Yakko, Raphael (old TMNT), Donatello (new TMNT), Carl Wheezer, and like a zillion million more voices.
  • Nicholas Brendon, returning from last year, from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Criminal Minds.
  • Ernie Hudson, also returning from last year, from Ghostbusters, The Crow, Oz, and a whole lot more!

The conventions is also in talks with a dozen more guests and waiting on the schedules for even more. That and more is quickly making Awesome Con 2014 one of the premiere events in the Washington, DC region.

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Awesome Con DC 2013 Recap!

This past weekend, April 20 and 21 saw the inaugural convention for Awesome Con DC! The convention took place at the Washington, DC Convention Center and saw continuous crowds. The upstart convention brought in celebrities like Ernie Hudson, Nicholas Brendon and comic creators like Justin Jordan, Ben Templesmith, Larry Hama and more.

While small, the show was eclectic with panels on everything from comic books to wrestling. It was clear promoters wanted to see what would stick and prove popular, a smart tactic for a first show. The convention center is massive and the convention took up only a small part of it, at times making it seem small, but that also allowed for a lot of room for folks to hang out and chat.

Chatting to vendors and creators, all seemed happy with the first time convention,  saying it was a constant stream of people. I saw a diverse crowd of young and old, men and women and numerous races, something great to see at a convention.

The $15 tickets made it a cheap way to entertain oneself and check out an convention which I’m expecting to get bigger and popular really soon.

It’s about time Washington, DC had its own geek convention and Awesome Con DC is here to fill that need!

Wizard World Miami Comic Con Guests and More!

Official Press Release

Billy Dee Williams, Julie Benz, Adam West, Burt Ward, Ray Park, Scott Thompson Among Headliners At Wizard World Miami Comic Con, February 26-27 At Miami Airport Convention Center (MACC)

Nicholas Brendon, Clare Kramer, Claudia Christian, Ernie Hudson Among 150+ Celebrity Guests, Leading Comics Artists, Creative Directors

NEW YORK and MIAMI, January 13, 2011
– North America’s largest pop-culture tour continues as Wizard World Miami Comic Con debuts at the newly-refurbished Miami Airport Convention Center (MACC), with superstar guests Billy Dee Williams, Julie Benz, Adam West, Burt Ward, Ray Park and Scott Thompson headlining the list of celebrity attendees.  The event will bring together thousands of fans of all ages and dozens of celebrities and industry professionals to celebrate the best in pop culture, movies, comics, toys, video gaming, television, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more.

The iconic Williams, known to millions as “Lando Calrissian” in STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK and for memorable roles in BATMAN and BRIAN’S SONG, will be joined in Miami by other popular STAR WARS guests Logan (“Boba Fett”) and Prowse (“Darth Vader”).

Fans are also greatly anticipating the appearances of “Batman” stars West and Ward, Benz, who has starred in “Dexter,” “No Ordinary Family,” “Desperate Housewives,” and “Buffy: The Vampire Slayer,” Park (“Darth Maul” in STAR WARS: EPISODE 1) and Thompson (“Kids in the Hall,” “Star Trek: Voyager”).

“¡Bienvenido A Miami! We are thrilled to bring the Wizard World tour to South Florida,” said Gareb Shamus, Wizard World CEO.  “We know the fans will come out and support this great event!”

Other popular Miami Comic Con celebrity guests include Claudia Christian (“Look”; “Babylon 5”), Nicholas Brendon and Clare Kramer (“Buffy: The Vampire Slayer”), Ernie Hudson (GHOSTBUSTERS) and Gena Lee Nolin (“Baywatch,” “Sheena”).

Fans can also meet their favorite comic creators and artists, including Michael Golden (“Wolverine: First Class,” “New Exiles”), Phil Jimenez (“Amazing Spider-Man,” “Astonishing X-Men”), Rob Liefeld (“Deadpool,” “Youngblood”), David Mack (“Kabuki,” “Daredevil”) and Alé Garza (“Superman/Batman,” “Batgirl”).

The Miami Comic Con Wrestling section includes the popular Kevin “Big Sexy” Nash and Former WWE Divas Angela Fong “Savannah,” Candice Michelle and Torrie Wilson.

Children and adult attendees are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite villain, superhero or pop culture personality for the chance to win special prizes in costume contests.  Event-goers may also try their hand interactive product exhibits and shop for collectible comics, movie and television memorabilia, toys and games at more than 100 dealer booths.

Special events at Miami Comic Con include the “Magic: The Gathering” card game tournament, professional photo opportunities (Photo Ops), movie screenings with celebrities and others.

Miami Comic Con is the second stop on Wizard’s 2011 North American tour, which to date has 13 events scheduled.  Hours are Saturday, February 26, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Sunday, February 27, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m..  Tickets are available in advance online at www.wizardworld.com/miami.html at up to a 20% savings over tickets purchased at the door.  Advance adult single-day tickets are $25 ($30 on site); two-day weekend tickets are $40 ($45 on site), and tickets are free for children age 10 and under when accompanied by a paid adult (limit two children per adult).  VIP packages with special entry and exclusive items are also available.

The newly redesigned MACC will feature 172,000 square feet of luxurious, state-of-the-art meeting, social function and exhibition space.  The adjacent 334-room Doubletree Hotel is also newly updated, with remodeled guest rooms, and new signature restaurant, lobby and lounge.  The Doubletree is situated just three miles south of Miami International Airport (MIA), adjacent the Waterford Blue Lagoon Business District and seven miles from the Miami City Center, Bayside Marketplace and the Port of Miami, as well as just minutes away from Miami’s Internationally famous South Beach.

About Wizard Entertainment:
Gareb Shamus founded Wizard Entertainment in 1991. Today, Shamus publishes consumer magazines Wizard, ToyFare, FunFare and numerous books about pop-culture’s top talent, comic books and toys. Shamus also produces a North American Comic Con tour.  Wizard World Comic Con – The Pop-Culture Capital of the World!

For the most recent event information please visit www.wizardworld.com and become a New Orleans Comic Con Fan on Facebook.