WWP’12: First guests announced

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Press Release

Following a record-setting weekend at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Wizard World Inc. (symbol: WIZD) today set the dates for the next Philadelphia Comic Con at June 1-3, 2012, and announced the early commitments of several superstar artists to attend next year’s event. Greg Hildebrandt, Greg Capullo, Michael Golden and Mark Texeira will be joined by a bevy of famous international creators at next year’s convention, with many more guests to be announced in the coming months.

From overseas, Mike Deodato Jr. (Brazil), Ariel Olivetti (Argentina) and three major artists from the Philippines, Stephen Segovia, Carlo Pagulayan and Harvey Tolibao, will appear.

“Philadelphia Comic Con is a flagship event that went extremely well this past weekend. We’re excited to announce our 2012 dates with such a prestigious group of artists,” said Gareb Shamus, Wizard World CEO. “With Deodato, Hildebrandt, Segovia, Pagulayan and Tolibao, we are bringing fans closer to the best artists from all over the world, many of whom haven’t appeared in the United States in many years. I’m already impressed with our lineup, and we have 12 months left to go. We also want to congratulate Wizard World fan favorite Greg Capulo on his Batman duties; the art we’ve seen is quite awesome.”

About Wizard World:
Wizard World produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking. The events often feature celebrities from movies and TV, artists and writers, and events such as premieres, gaming tournaments, panels, and costume contests. Wizard World also produces Wizard World Digital, an online publication covering new and upcoming products and talents in the pop culture world, and is distributed on a weekly basis to online and iPad users worldwide.

Wizard World’s full event schedule can be found at www.wizardworld.com.

via Wizard World