Mike Grell, Neal Adams, and more scheduled to appear at Wizard World Minneapolis Comic Con

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Eisner Award Hall of Famer Neal Adams (“Batman,” “X-Men”), Mike Grell (“Green Arrow,” “Warlord”), Ethan Van Sciver (“Green Lantern,” “Flash”) and Bob Layton (“Iron Man,” “Uncanny X-Men”) are at the head of a standout roster of comics creators scheduled to attend the inaugural Wizard World Minneapolis Comic Con, May 2-4 at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Artist Alley will also be home to notable writers and artists such as Barry Kitson (“Thor,” “Spider-Man”), Kevin Maguire (“Justice League,” “Batman Confidential”) Doug Wheatley (“Star Wars,” “Superman”), James O’Barr (“The Crow”), Michael Golden (“Spider-Man,” “X-Men”), Arthur Suydam (“Marvel Zombies,” “Army of Darkness”), Greg Horn (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “The Avengers”) and more than 50 others.

In addition, the first 3,000 VIP attendees will receive an exclusive variant cover of Hulk #1, drawn by Grell. It is the latest in the 2014 series by Marvel Comics and Wizard World. The Black & White sketch version is limited to just 2,500 copies and will be available for sale at the Wizard World Store on the convention floor.

In addition to sketching and signing copies of their works, several of the top creators will conduct informative panels during the three days. Many have also produced exclusive prints distributed free to VIP attendees and available to all fans for purchase at their respective tables.

Nathan Fillion (“Castle,” “Firefly”), William Shatner (“Star Trek,” “T.J. Hooker”), Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings, Rudy), Adam Baldwin (Serenity, Full Metal Jacket) and Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm Street) are among the top celebrities scheduled to attend. Wizard World Minneapolis Comic Con is the sixth of 16 events scheduled in the 2014 series produced by Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) and will also feature a variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions.

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, cosplay, comics, toys, video gaming, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Wizard World Minneapolis Comic Con show hours are Friday, May 2, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, May 3, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, May 4, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

For more on the 2014 Wizard World Minneapolis Comic Con, visit www.wizardworld.com/home-minneapolis.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