Wizard World New England Comic Con, part of North America’s largest pop-culture tour, is set for Friday through Sunday, October 15-17, at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. The event 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.
Six actors who have portrayed beloved characters in “Buffy: The Vampire Slayer” and “Angel” will appear at the event. James Marsters, Charisma Carpenter, Nicholas Brendon, Amber Benson, Clare Kramer and Mercedes McNab are all scheduled to appear at the “BuffyFest” festival being done in partnership with CineQuest.com. The six guests will greet fans, sign autographs, take photographs and participate in panels and discussions that highlight their roles in the popular Joss Whedon television series.
“This is one of the biggest collections of ‘Buffy’ stars in one place,” said Gareb Shamus, Wizard World CEO. “New England 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.”
Other popular New England Comic Con celebrity guests include Ernie Hudson (GHOSTBUSTERS), Luciana Carro (“Battlestar Galactica,” “Caprica”), Doug Jones (FANTASTIC FOUR, HELLBOY) and Gary Sohmers (appraiser, “Antique Roadshow”).
Fans can also meet their favorite comic creators and artists, including Ethan Van Sciver (“Green Lantern,” “Superman/Batman”), Greg Horn (“Blackest Night,” “Elektra,” “Ms. Marvel”), Michael Golden (“Wolverine: First Class,” “New Exiles”), Mark Texeira (“Moon Knight,” “Ghost Rider”), Arthur Suydam (“Marvel Zombies,” “Batman”), Alé Garza (“Fathom,” “Cable,” “Batgirl”), Renee Witterstaetter (Editor – “She Hulk,” Colorist – “Avengers”) 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 100 dealer booths.
Special events at New England Comic Con include the “Magic: The Gathering” card game tournament, professional photo opportunities (Photo Ops) with celebrities and others to be announced.
The Hynes Convention Center is located at 900 Boylston Street in the Back Bay section of Boston. New England Comic Con is the sixth stop on Wizard’s eight-city 2010 North American tour. Hours are Friday, Oct. 15, 5-9 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 16, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 17, 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/newengland.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!