CONVENTIONS: John Ratzenberger and more to appear at Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con

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Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Jon Bernthal and Michael Rooker of “The Walking Dead,” Robert Englund (“Freddy Kruger” of A Nightmare on Elm Street) and Eisner Award Hall of Famer Stan Lee are among the popular celebrities scheduled to attend Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, February 7-9 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. The standout lineup will also include John Ratzenberger (“Cheers,” Toy Story), WWE® Diva AJ Lee™, Linda Hamilton (Terminator, Beauty and the Beast), Alan Tudyk (“Serenity,” Wreck it Ralph) and many others. It is the second of 16 events currently scheduled in the 2014 series produced by Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) and will also feature a top-drawer collection of well-known comics artists and writers and a variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions.

ratzenbergerReedus, Yeun, Englund, Bernthal and Tudyk will appear on Saturday and Sunday, Feb 8-9. Stan Lee will attend on Friday and Saturday; AJ Lee will appear on Saturday; and Rooker, Hamilton and Ratzenberger are scheduled for all three days. This marks the fourth Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con; successful events were held at the Morial Convention Center in January 2011, January 2012 and November 2012.

Superstar comics creators scheduled to attend include Mike Zeck (“Spider-Man,” “Punisher”), Jim Cheung (“Avengers vs. X-Men,” “Iron Man”), 13-time Eisner Award Winner Mike Mignola (“Hellboy,” “Batman”), Humberto Ramos (“Amazing Spider-Man,” “Impulse”), Eisner Award Hall of Famer Marv Wolfman (“DCU Online,” “Crisis on Infinite Earths”), Phil Ortiz (“The Simpsons,” “Muppet Babies”) and 50+ others to date, with additional talented writers and artists to be announced.

Other headline celebrities on the New Orleans Comic Con roster include Henry Winkler (“Happy Days,” The Waterboy), Jason David Frank (“Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers”), Michael Biehn (Terminator, Aliens), Dean Cain (“Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,” “Stars Earn Stripes”), “Elvira” Cassandra Peterson (Elvira, Mistress of the Dark) and Pam Grier (“Smallville,” Jackie Brown).

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, comics, toys, video gaming, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con show hours are Friday, Feb. 7, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 8, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

A first-class lineup of topical programming takes place all three days at the event, with celebrity Q&A’s, comics-themed sessions, costume contest, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Sunday, Feb. 9, is also Kids Day, with an array of activities and programming specially designed for the younger Wizard World fans.

New Orleans Comic Con is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed – will roam the convention floor, often stopping by the Show Stage, the ideal place to see and be seen.

For more on the 2014 Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/home-neworleans.html.

About Wizard World:
Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD) 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.

The full event schedule can be found at www.wizardworld.com.

Wizard World 2014 Schedule
January 24-26 – Wizard World Portland Comic Con
February 7-9 – Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con
March 7-9 – Wizard World Sacramento Comic Con
March 28-30 – Wizard World Louisville Comic Con
April 4-6 – Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con
May 2-4 – Wizard World Minneapolis Comic Con
May 30-June 1 – Wizard World Atlanta Comic Con
June 19-22 – Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con
August 1-3 – Wizard World San Antonio Comic Con
August 21-24 – Wizard World Chicago Comic Con
September 12-14 – Wizard World Richmond Comic Con
September 26-28 – Wizard World Nashville Comic Con
October 2-4 – Wizard World Austin Comic Con
October 31-November 2 – Wizard World Ohio Comic Con
November 7-9 – Wizard World Tulsa Comic Con
November 21-23 – Wizard World Reno Comic Con

via Wizard World