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Doran, David, Hester, Gilchrist To Attend Wizard World Des Moines, May 13-15

Walking Dead Variant Cover by Colleen DoranEisner Award winners Colleen Doran, Peter David, and Phil Hester, as well as Guy Gilchrist, Tom Cook, Michael Golden, Clinton Hobart, Danny Fingeroth, James O’Barr, Mark Kistler, and Arthur Suydam are among the leading comics artists and writers scheduled to attend Wizard World Des Moines, May 13-15 at the Iowa Events Center.

Other top Wizard World Des Moines Artist Alley guests include Barbara Slate, Mikey Babinski, Andy Brase, Rob Schamberger, Jeremiah Lambert, Victor Dandridge, Tim Lundmark, Mike Maydak, Jim Mehsling, Todd Nauck, Ant Lucia and many others.

Wizard World Des Moines show hours are Friday, May 13, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, May 14, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, May 15, 10 a.m.-4 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.

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.