Wizard World Big Apple Comic Con, part of North America’s largest pop-culture tour, is set for Friday through Sunday, October 1-3, at the Penn Plaza Pavilion in Manhattan. The event, the largest and longest-running Comic Con in New York, will bring together thousands of fans of all ages and plenty 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.
Lee Majors, who portrayed iconic characters such as “Steve Austin” in “The Six Million Dollar Man” and “Colt Seavers” in “The Fall Guy,” two-time Academy Award® nominee Mary McDonnell (PASSION FISH, DANCES WITH WOLVES, as well as “Battlestar Galactica”), Adam West (“Batman,” “Family Guy), and Barry Williams, Christopher Knight and Mike Lookinland (“Greg,” “Peter” and “Bobby Brady” on “The Brady Bunch”) will be among the stars on hand to meet fans, sign autographs and take professional photographs (Photo Ops) with fans.
“From Lee Majors’ first convention appearance in 30 years and the first time the ‘Brady Boys’ have been together on the East Coast, we’re always looking to bring unique guests and programming to Wizard World Comic Con,” said Gareb Shamus, Wizard Entertainment CEO. “Big Apple Comic Con appeals to fans of all aspects of pop culture, from comics to television to movies to music to toys to video games and more.”
It will also mark the first time in nearly 20 years that West and his “Batman” co-star Burt Ward will have appeared together in New York.
Other popular Big Apple Comic Con celebrity guests include Claudia Christian (“Look,” “Babylon 5”), Julia Jones (THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE, JONAH HEX), Jake Lloyd (STAR WARS: EPISODE I, “The Pretender”), Doug Jones (FANTASTIC FOUR, HELLBOY), Erik Estrada (“Chips”), Walter Koenig (“Star Trek,” “Babylon 5”) and other well-known personalities.
Fans can also meet their favorite comic creators and artists, including Mark Millar (“Kick-Ass, “Wanted), Joe Madureira (“Darksiders,” “Uncanny X-Men,” “Battle Chasers”), Ethan Van Sciver (“Green Lantern,” “Superman/Batman”), Greg Horn (“Blackest Night,” “Elektra,” “Ms. Marvel”), Rob Liefeld (“Deadpool,” “Youngblood”), Michael Golden (“Wolverine: First Class,” “New Exiles”), Mark Texeira (“Moon Knight,” “Ghost Rider”), J.G. Jones (“Final Crisis,” “Wonder Woman: The Hiketeia:), Arthur Suydam (“Marvel Zombies,” “Batman”), and many other national and local creators.
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 200 dealer booths.
Special events at Big Apple Comic Con include the “Magic: The Gathering” card game tournament, professional photo opportunities (Photo Ops) with celebrities and others to be announced.
The Penn Plaza Pavilion is located at 401 Seventh Avenue at 33rd St., in the historic Hotel Pennsylvania. Big Apple Comic Con is the fifth stop on Wizard’s eight-city 2010 North American tour. Hours are Friday, Oct. 1, 5-9 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 2, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 3, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (all times Eastern). Tickets are available in advance or by calling 1-866-882-5860 and online at www.wizardworld.com/bigapple.html at up to a 15% savings over tickets purchased at the door. Advance adult single-day tickets are $25; three-day weekend tickets are $45, 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.
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 Big Apple Comic Con Fan on Facebook.