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Gerhard, Dean Haspiel, Salvador Larroca, Glenn Fabry To Attend Wizard World Philadelphia, June 2-5

The Fox Chapter 2 Variant Cover by Dean HaspielEisner Award winners Gerhard, Dean Haspiel, Salvador Larroca, Julian Totino Tedesco, Brad Guigar as well as Clinton Hobart, Danny Fingeroth, and Michael Golden are among the leading comics artists and writers scheduled to attend Wizard World Philadelphia, June 2-5 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Other top Wizard World Philadelphia Artist Alley guests include Joe Quinones, Billy Martin, Phil Ortiz, Genese Davis, Victor Dandridge, Bob Camp, Howard Chaykin, Tracy Yardley, Tom Cook, Arthur Suydam, James O’Barr, Mark Kistler and many others.

In addition, Bob Gale, co-creator of the Back to the Future trilogy, Dan Schoening, Michael Klastorin, will also be on hand, helping celebrate the appearances of BTTF stars Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson.

Top celebrities attending the event include Marvel franchise headliners Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie and others plus David Duchovny, Norman Reedus, WWE Superstar John Cena and more.

Wizard World Philadelphia show hours are Thursday, June 2, 3-8 p.m.; Friday, June 3, noon-7 p.m. Saturday, June 4, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, June 5, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Evans, Hemsworth, Fox, Reedus Headline Wizard World Philadelphia Celeb Roster

Tom HiddlestonIn what may be its largest collection of top headliners ever, Wizard World, Inc. continues its 2016 schedule with its 16th trip to the Pennsylvania Convention Center at one of its flagship events, Wizard World Philadelphia, June 2-5. The once-in-a-lifetime collection of stars includes Marvel franchise headliners Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie and others plus Back to the Future stars Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson, David Duchovny, Norman Reedus and many more at the pop culture extravaganza, the 10th event on Wizard World’s calendar of comic con and gaming conventions in 2016.

Evans, Hemsworth, Hiddleston, Stan, Mackie, Duchovny, Reedus, and Thompson are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, June 4-5; Fox will appear on Saturday only; Lloyd will attend Friday through Sunday.

Other well-known Wizard World Philadelphia confirmed guests include Marvel heroes Dominic Cooper, Stanley Tucci, Georges St-Pierre and Hayley Atwell, Stephen Amell, Billy Boyd, Sean Patrick Flanery, The X-Files duo of William B. Davis and Mitch Pileggi, Billy Martin, James Remar, Jason David Frank, Chris 51 and Bob Gale.

Wizard World is also the home of the most creative comics artists and writers on the planet. Artist Alley in Philadelphia will feature  Joe Quinones, Dan Schoening, Michael Klastorin, Salvador Larroca, Julian Totino Tedesco, Genese Davis, Gerhard, Danny Fingeroth, Tom Cook, Clinton Hobart, Arthur Suydam, Glenn Fabry, Dean Haspiel, Brad Guigar and many others.

Wizard World Philadelphia show hours are Thursday, June 2, 3-8 p.m.; Friday, June 3, noon-7 p.m. Saturday, June 4, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, June 5, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Mixed Martial Arts Legend George St-Pierre To Attend Wizard World Philadelphia June 4-5

George St-PierreOne of the most popular mixed martial arts fighters in the world, Georges St-Pierre will attend Wizard World Philadelphia on Sunday, June 5, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The three-time former UFC Welterweight champion, known by many as the best “pound-for-pound” MMA athlete ever, will greet fans, sign autographs and pose for photo ops at his first Wizard World comic con appearance.

Already a 2nd dan Kyokushin karate black belt at 12, Georges dedicated himself to martial arts and training throughout his teen years. After seeing jiu-jitsu legend Royce Gracie fight in 1993 at UFC 1, “Rush” knew exactly what he wanted to do with his life and how he was going to reach those goals: he invested all his energy and all his time at becoming a better version of himself. When he wasn’t training or at school, Georges worked as a doorman in nightclubs, or hung off the back of a garbage truck, hauling in refuse. He discovered a simple truth: never stopping helps reach goals.

He grew as a person and as a fighter, adding fighting disciplines such as boxing, wrestling, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to his karate background and competed in his first amateur bout at age 16. He won that match, and continued his steady improvement. In 2006 he became the UFC Welterweight Champion. He lost the title in 2007 but subsequently regained it in front of his hometown fans of Montreal in 2008 and hasn’t lost a single title defense since then.

Along his career, St-Pierre, 34, accomplished numerous firsts and awards including: the all-time most consecutive welterweight title defenses, three-time consecutive Canadian Athlete of the Year Awards (’08– ’10) by Rogers Sportsnet, Fighter of the Year Awards (’09) by Sports Illustrated , World MMA Awards, MMAPayout, Inside MMA and MMAJunkie, the “Most Dangerous Man of the Year” by the Spike Guys Choice Awards (’10) and the MMA Fighter of the Year Award (’08) by Black Belt Magazine .

St-Pierre is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Way of the Fight. Released in 2013, the book shares the lessons he’s learned on the way to the top. Later that year, St-Pierre officially announced that he had decided to vacate the title and take some time off from MMA, taking a role in the 2014 blockbuster Captain America: Winter Soldier. He has not ruled out a return to the ring in the future. GSP is based in Montreal.

St-Pierre, who appeared in  joins an amazing lineup of superstar entertainers scheduled to attend the pop culture extravaganza, including “Marvel” movie standouts Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston, David Duchovny (“The X-Files”), the Back to the Future trio of Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson and “The Walking Dead” standout Norman Reedus , with many other headliners.

Philadelphia show hours are Thursday, June 2, 3-8 p.m.; Friday, June 3, noon-7 p.m.; Saturday, June 4, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, June 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Tom Hiddleston added to Wizard World Philadelphia

Tom Hiddleston (“Loki”) has been added to the Wizard World Philadelphia roster. He will attend on Saturday, June 4, only.

Hiddleston, who appeared in Thor: The Dark World, The Avengers and Thor, will also be featured in the lead role this month’s I Saw the Light, about the life of country-western singer Hank Williams. The London-born star has top billing in the series “The Night Manager” and had a co-starring role in last year’s hit film Crimson Peak.

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Evans, Hemsworth, Stan Among Wizard World Philadelphia Guests, June 4-5

Chris HemsworthMarvel blockbuster films such as Captain America: The First Avenger, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Avengers and Thor and hit TV programs such as Agent Carter and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D have attracted millions of fans, with megastars Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth and Sebastian Stan among the main attractions. Now, those three plus popular supporting actors Anthony Mackie, Hayley Atwell, Dominic Cooper, Stanley Tucci and Frank Grillo will gather for the first time at Wizard World Philadelphia on Saturday and Sunday, June 45 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

All are scheduled to appear on both weekend days. Each of the eight will greet fans, sign autographs, pose for photo ops (solo and in several different themed combinations) and conduct interactive Q&A panels.

A wide variety of VIP admission packages for individual and groups of the Marvel stars are now available.

Evans, who has emerged as one of Hollywood’s most in-demand actors for both big budget and independent features, can next be seen in Captain America: Civil War , the third installment of Marvel’s Captain America franchise. In each film, Evans, who attended his first Wizard World event in New Orleans in January, reprises his role as the famed Marvel Comics character, “Steve Rogers,” who transforms into Captain America after volunteering for a top secret research project in hopes of defending America’s ideals. Both films grossed over $713 million each at box offices worldwide.

Hemsworth, a bit hit at last weekend’s Wizard World Cleveland show, was first introduced to U.S. audiences in Star Trek in 2009. Three years later, Hemsworth also starred in Universal’s big revisionist fairy tale Snow White And The Huntsman opposite Charlize Theron and Kristen Stewart and in the horror feature The Cabin in the Woods. As prolific as 2012 was for the Melbourne, Australia, native, 2015 was even bigger, with four feature films including The Avengers: Age of Ultron, In the Heart of the Sea, Vacation and Blackhat. He also will play the lead in the sequel The Huntsman Winter’s War and a key role in the reboot of Ghostbusters , both scheduled for release this year.

Stan, who plays “Bucky” Barnes in both Winter Soldier and the 2011 Cap hit The First Avenger, has also had recurring roles on the TV series “Once Upon a Time” and “Gossip Girl” and has a Broadway track record that includes stints on hits “Talk Radio” and “Picnic.”

The Marvel stars join an already standout Wizard World Philadelphia celebrity field which includes David Duchovny, the Back to the Future trio of Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson and The Walking Dead standout Norman Reedus, with many more to be announced.

Philadelphia show hours are Thursday, June 2, 3-8 p.m.; Friday, June 3, noon-7 p.m.; Saturday, June 4, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, June 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

X-Files Star David Duchovny To Attend Wizard World Philadelphia

David DuchovnyDavid Duchovny, best known for portraying such iconic characters as Fox Mulder on The X-Files and Hank Moody on Californication, returns to the largest pop culture and comic con tour when he attends Wizard World Philadelphia on Saturday and Sunday, June 4-5 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The two-time Golden Globe winner is currently starring in the NBC TV series Aquarius and in the reboot of The X-Files on Fox.

Duchovny will release his second novel, Bucky F*cking Dent: A Novel , following the success of his debut Holy Cow, which landed on The New York Times’ Bestseller List.

In Philadelphia, he will be joined by fellow stars of the iconic series Mitch Pileggi , who played Walter Skinner and William B. Davis , who portrayed Smoking Man. The three will conduct a group Q&A as well as pose for dual and triple group photo ops during the event.

Aside from his most recent achievements, Duchovny has appeared in numerous television shows, including The Larry Sanders Show, Twin Peaks, Life With Bonnie, and Sex and the City, alongside his illustrious film credits including The X-Files Movie, Zoolander, Beethoven, Kalifornia, Full Frontal, The Rapture, Evolution, Return To Me, Julia Has Two Lovers, Chaplin, and Playing God . Other feature credits include Trust The Man, The TV Set, and his self-directed and self-written House of D .

Duchovny will also begin his much-anticipated European Hell or High Water Tour concert series in May.

In addition to Duchovny, Pileggi and Davis, the star-studded celebrity roster already includes the Back to the Future trio of Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson and The Walking Dead standout Norman Reedus, with many more to be announced.

Philadelphia show hours are Thursday, June 2, 3-8 p.m.; Friday, June 3, noon-7 p.m.; Saturday, June 4, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, June 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Back to the Future Variant Comic for Michael J. Fox VIPs in Philadelphia

Back to the Future VariantFans of the blockbuster franchise Back to the Future have been abuzz about the upcoming rare triple appearance of stars Michael J. Fox, Lea Thompson and Christopher Lloyd at Wizard World Philadelphia. As an extra bonus, fans purchasing any of the Michael J. Fox VIP packages at the comic con and gaming event, set for June 2-5 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, will receive a limited edition exclusive variant cover edition of the Back to the Future #1 comic drawn by superstar artist Luis Antonio Delgado at registration, while supplies last.

Wizard World, Inc. announced in January that Fox will appear at the event on Saturday, June 4; Thompson is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, June 4-5, and Lloyd will attend Friday through Sunday, June 3-5.

Delgado, a noted colorist known for his work on the “Ghostbusters” series as well as “Back to the Future,” Don Pendleton’s “The Executioner,” “Duke Nukem” and other popular works, is a native of Mexico City. He will be on hand in Artist Alley at Wizard World Philadelphia to sign copies of his work (fees may apply).

In “Untold Tales and Alternate Timelines,” Part 1: Back to the Future creator/screenwriter Bob Gale returns with all-new tales from the twisting and turning timeline that made Back to the Future a, well… timeless pop-culture phenomenon! Take a trip back to 1985 and be there when Doc Brown and Marty McFly first meet, and then jump even farther back, to 1945, to witness Doc’s involvement in the super-secret Manhattan Project!

Philadelphia show hours are Thursday, June 2, 3-8 p.m.; Friday, June 3, noon-7 p.m.; Saturday, June 4, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, June 5, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Back to the Future Stars Michael J. Fox, Lea Thompson to Attend Wizard World Philadelphia June 4

Michael J. FoxHello, McFly! From the Back to the Future franchise to TV hits like “Family Ties” and “Spin City,” Michael J. Fox has thrilled, touched and moved millions with his performances as well as his commitment to the campaign for increased Parkinson’s disease research. And Lea Thompson, who portrayed Marty’s mother in the trilogy in one of her most memorable roles, has appeared in more than 80 films and TV series. Now fans will have the chance to meet two of the most beloved stars of the past four decades as Wizard World, Inc. has announced that Fox and Thompson will attend Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia on Saturday, June 4 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Thompson will also appear on Sunday, June 5.

The Edmonton, Alberta, Canada native debuted as a professional actor at 15, co-starring in the sitcom “Leo and Me” on CBC. When he was 18, Fox moved to Los Angeles. He had a series of bit parts, including one in “Palmerstown USA” before winning the role of lovable conservative Alex P. Keaton on NBC’s enormously popular “Family Ties” (1982-89). During Fox’s seven years on “Ties,” he earned three Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe, making him one of the country’s most prominent young actors.

“Spin City” reunited Fox with “Family Ties” creator/executive producer Gary David Goldberg. Together with Bill Lawrence, Goldberg created the series expressly for Fox, establishing it as a joint venture of Dreamworks SKG, Goldberg’s UBU Productions, and Lottery Hill Entertainment (run by Fox and partner Nelle Fortenberry, now a member of the Board of Directors of The Michael J. Fox Foundation).

Fox also had time during his busy TV work to become an international film star, appearing in over a dozen features showcasing his keen ability to shift between comedy and drama. These include the Back to the Future trilogy, The Hard Way, Doc Hollywood, The Secret of My Success, Bright Lights, Big City, Light of Day, Teen Wolf, Casualties of War, Life With Mikey, For Love or Money, The American President, Greedy, The Frighteners, and Mars Attacks!

Though the five-time Emmy Award winner (in addition to the three for “Family Ties,” he also won one for “Spin City” and one for a guest role on “Rescue Me”) would not share the news with the public for another seven years, Fox was diagnosed with young-onset Parkinson’s disease in 1991. Upon disclosing his condition in 1998, he committed himself to the campaign for increased Parkinson’s research. Fox announced his retirement from “Spin City” in January 2000, effective upon the completion of his fourth season and 100th episode. Today the largest nonprofit funder of Parkinson’s drug development in the world, the Foundation has galvanized the search for a cure for Parkinson’s disease, and Michael is widely admired for his tireless work as a patient advocate.

Lea ThompsonIn addition to playing “Lorraine Baines McFly” alongside Fox, Thompson starred in SpaceCamp, Howard The Duck, Dennis The Menace, Some Kind of Wonderful and numerous other hit films. She has guest starred in many TV series, and had success with the NBC situation comedy “Caroline in the City” in the late 1990s before starring in several Broadway plays.

Fox and Thompson join a select group of celebrities already committed to attend Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia, including Norman Reedus (“The Walking Dead,” Boondock Saints), Sean Patrick Flanery (Boondock Saints , “Dexter”), Billy Martin (Lead Guitarist/Keyboardist – Good Charlotte, Artist – TMNT New Animated Adventures), James Remar (“The Warriors,” “Dexter”) and Jason David Frank (“Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers”), with many more to be announced.

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, television, sci-fi, toys, video gaming, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. The ninth event currently scheduled on the 2016 Wizard World calendar, Philadelphia show hours are Thursday, June 2, 3-8 p.m.; Friday, June 3, noon-7 p.m.; Saturday, June 4, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, June 5, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

CONtv To Live Stream Tennant/Piper and Amell Panels Saturday

wizard worldCONtv, the new digital entertainment network devoted exclusively to the fanspace, will live stream Saturday’s top Q&A panels, including the one featuring Doctor Who stars David Tennant and Billie Piper (10:30-11:15 a.m ET) and another starring Arrow headliner Stephen Amell (3:30-4:15 p.m ET) from Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia.

Fans can sign up free at http://wizd.me/TennantLive or http://wizd.me/AmellLive to view the streams at the designated times.

It marks the first time that Tennant and Piper have participated in a live streamed Q&A session; the appearance at the convention marks their first dual U.S. public signing and photo op appearance.

It is also the first time that Stephen Amell has participated in a live streamed Q&A session.

The live streams, titled “The Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey David Tennant And Billie Piper” and “Protecting Starling City with Stephen Amell,” are open to all fans who register for free at the links above.

Tennant, who starred as the Tenth Doctor on the long-running series Doctor Who, will appear at Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia on Saturday and Sunday, while Piper, who was his love Rose Tyler, will attend Saturday only. On site, the panel is open on site to Doctor Who VIP attendees only.

Stephen Amell plays the title character in the CW’s hit series Arrow, based on the famous DC Comics superhero, The Green Arrow. Amell will appear at Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia on Saturday and Sunday. The panel is open on site to all attendees, with VIP attendees receiving first entry. Seating is limited.

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.

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