Friday, April 26, 2013


If you're an entertainment or comic book geek in the New York City area, be sure to check out the upcoming two conventions by Wizard World.  First up is Philadelphia Comic Con on May 30th - June 2nd, followed by the New York Experience on June 28th - June 30th.  Wizard World has a long history of putting together great comic book conventions.  They have had aspirations of reaching and exceeding San Diego Comic Con and New York Comic Con and their two latest offering seems to bring them a step closer.

One of the things that have always set Wizard World apart from their counterparts is the level of celebrities attending as most everything else is the same from comic book guests to exhibitors   This year they have an amazing line up of guests for Philadelphia as well as the remaining shows on their schedule.

Here is a partial guest list for Philadelphia:
WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan and John Cena
Actors William Shatner, Nathan Fillion, John Barrowman and Henry Winkler
Comic Book Legend Stan Lee
Comic Book Artists Leinil Yu, Bryan Hitch, Salvador Larroca and Barry Kitson

To see the full list of guests and buy tickets visit their site:
http://www.wizardworld.com/home-pa.html

While attending the convention in Philadelphia be sure to visit the Reading Terminal across the street from the convention center for great food!

Here is a partial guest list for New York:
Walking Dead Cast Members Laurie Holden, Norman Reedus, Michael Rooker, Chandler Riggs, and Jon Bernthal
Actors Patrick Stewart, Wil Wheaton and Dean Cain
Hockey Legend Brian Leetch
Comic Book Legend Stan Lee
Comic Book Artists Humberto Ramos, Jim Cheung, and Michael Golden

To see the full list of guests and buy tickets visit their site:
http://www.wizardworld.com/home-nyc.html

While attending the convention in New York be sure to visit Chinatown for some great cheap food!

Most if not all guests requires a fee for autographs and photo opportunity in addition to admission.  The upside to this is that usually the lines are shorter and you're able to interact with the guests more than the free autographs at New York Comic Con.  I plan to attend, do you?  Hope to see you there.  If you're not, be sure to check back that week for our coverage of the conventions!

(image source: wizardworld.com)

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