Greg Capullo (“Batman,” “Spawn”), Eisner Award Hall of Famers Marv Wolfman (“DCU Online,” “Crisis on Infinite Earths”) and Neal Adams (“Batman,” “X-Men”), Jim Cheung (“Avengers vs. X-Men,” “Iron Man”) and Daniel Acuña (“Uncanny Avengers,” “Captain America”) headline the more than 200 comics artists and writers scheduled to attend Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, June 19-22 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. It is the eighth of 16 events 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.
Other notable creators include Jesus Saiz (“Swamp Thing,” “Justice League”), Claudio Aboy (“Heavy Metal,” “Marilyn”), Ethan Van Sciver (“Green Lantern,” “Flash”), Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell (painters), Greg Horn (“Marvel: World of Heroes,” “Walt Disney”), Arthur Suydam (“Marvel Zombies,” “Army of Darkness”), J.G. Jones (“Spider-Man,” “Before Watchmen”), Michael Golden (“Hulk,” “Daredevil”), Mikel Janin (“JLA,” “Flashpoint”), Francis Portela (“LoSH,” “Wolverine”) and Paco Diaz Luque (“A+X,” “X-Treme X-Men”).
In addition, the first 4,000 Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con VIP attendees (including all VIP packages) will receive an exclusive variant cover of Marvel’s “Amazing Spider-Man #1.2,” drawn by Jones, at registration.
David Boreanaz (“Bones,” “Angel”), Nathan Fillion (“Castle,” Serenity), Whoopi Goldberg (“The View,” Sister Act), Christopher Lloyd (“Taxi,” Back to the Future), WWE® Superstars John Cena, Matt Smith and Karen Gillan (“Doctor Who”) and Norman Reedus (“The Walking Dead,” Boondock Saints) head the roster of standout celebrities attending. Other notables include Anthony Mackie (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Hurt Locker), Sebastian Stan (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, “Once Upon a Time”), Evan Peters (X-Men, Days of Future Past) and John Carpenter (director, Halloween, Escape from L.A.).
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 Philadelphia Comic Con show hours are Thursday, June 19, 3-8 p.m.; Friday, June 20, noon-7 p.m.; Saturday, June 21, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, June 22, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
For more on the 2014 Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/home-pa.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