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Adam West, Lee Major, and Mary McDonnell headline Wizard World Big Apple Con

Wizard World Big Apple Comic Con, part of North America’s largest pop-culture tour, is set for Friday through Sunday, October 1-3, at the Penn Plaza Pavilion in Manhattan. The event, the largest and longest-running Comic Con in New York, 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.

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Wizard World Anaheim Gets 2011 date

Wizard Entertainment CEO Gareb Shamus has announced that Wizard World Anaheim will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center April 29 through May 1, 2011. “Our first Anaheim Comic Con was a smashing success, and Wizard World is pleased to have secured a date for 2011,” said Shamus.  “We have just scratched the surface of what this event can be, and we look forward to bringing an even bigger and better show back to the Anaheim Convention Center.” Wizard Entertainment tells Major Spoilers that the popular Actors Pavilion, which was a big hit last year, will return. via Wizard Entertainment

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Why is Lee Majors headed to Wizard World Big Apple Comic Con?

Yesterday, we mentioned that the Six Million Dollar Man, Lee Majors, is headed to the Wizard World Big Apple Comic Con in October, his first con appearance in 30 years.  Some of you wondered why he was suddenly putting himself back in the fan spotlight, and today we have another clue. Turns out the Syfy Channel has a new slate of original shows on the plate, one of them starring Lee Majors. ME AND LEE In this ½-hour single-camera series, a down-on-his-luck 20-something undergoes back surgery, only to find that the procedure did not go well. Enter Lee Majors, who…

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WWCC Big Apple Con 2010: Six Million Dollar Man headed to Big Apple in October

The organizers behind the Wizard World Big Apple Comic Con have announced Lee Majors, best known as the Six Million Dollar Man and The Fall Guy will make his first convention appearance in 30 years. “I am looking forward to meeting fans at my first Wizard World Comic Con experience,” said Majors.  “It has been a while since I have had this opportunity, and I’m glad that ‘Six Million Dollar Man’ and some of the other programs I’ve been in have remained a part of pop culture for so long.” The list for the show continues to grow, last week…

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Magic: The Gathering tournaments offer $10k prizes

Beginning at the Big Apple Con in October, TCGplayer.com will host a series of Magic: The Gathering competitions with major cash prizes being awarded to the winners. Starting at Big Apple Comic Con, October 1-3 at Penn Plaza Pavilion in New York, the TCGplayer.com Championship Series will host events at every Wizard World Comic Con, offering $10,000 prizes at each, culminating in a huge $75,000 championship tournament at Chicago Comic Con in 2011. In total, over $250,000.00 in cash and prizes will be paid out during the inaugural year of the TCGplayer.com Championship Series.

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WizWorld Chicago’10: SFX360 offers Gamers Haven

While everyone is a buzz with San Diego Comic Con news, Wizard announced that the Wizard World Chicago Comic Con will give attendees a chance to check out the latest in games thanks to SFX360. On Friday, fans can enjoy freeplay gaming as well as Halo 3 and Modern Warfare tournaments. Well-known pro player Prod1gyx will put his reputation on the line, taking on all comers in a pro multi genre challenge in Halo 3, Super Street Fighter IV and DJ Hero or Guitar Hero. Saturday also includes freeplay gaming and a huge Modern Warfare 2 Tournament. Prod1gyx will be…

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Wizard World Chicago gets Batman, Robin, and Catwoman

Wizard World Chicago has quickly become the big alternative to the San Diego Comic-Con and this August attendees will get a chance to meet Burt Ward, Adam West, and Julie Newmar at the show.  This is the first time Ward and West have been seen together in Chicago in 25 years. Though an avid comic fan growing up, Ward had somehow never read an issue of “Batman” when he first auditioned for the role of Robin. Quickly impressing the producers, Ward was cast as Robin alongside West’s Batman for an unforgettable three season run that lasted 120 episodes. The Chicago…

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Trekkies wet dream come true – two captains, one show

Star Trek fans have yet another reason to make their way to the Wizard World Chicago Comic Con in August as William Shatner and Patrick Stewart confirm that they’ll be at the show together – the first time together for professional photo ops with the public. “We are extremely excited to bring this first-time-ever opportunity with Patrick Stewart and William Shatner to Wizard World Chicago Comic Con.” said Shamus.  “Stewart’s first Wizard World appearance in Philadelphia was very successful and we know that fans will come from far and wide to see the two Captains together in August.” Wizard World…

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Wizard World Philly 2011 dates announced

Hot on the heals of Wizard World Philly 2010, Gareb Shamus has announced the dates for next year’s convention. Press release follows: In the midst of an overwhelmingly successful 2010 Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, Wizard Entertainment CEO Gareb Shamus today announced that the event will return to the Pennsylvania Convention Center, June 10-12, 2011.

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Gareb Shamus buys ComiCONN

Press Release Gareb Shamus, CEO of Wizard Entertainment, today announced the acquisition of ComiCONN to create Wizard World Connecticut Comic Con 2011, to be held on a date and at a site to be determined.  The announcement came on the first day of this weekend’s Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

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Gareb Shamus snags another con

Gareb Shamus has quietly been acquiring various comic conventions from around the country and rebranding them under the Wizard World banner.  For the most part, the new conventions have had some positive reactions, but yesterday’s announcement that Shamus purchased the Atlanta Comic Con, probably has many flashing back to the last time Wizard World attempted to make inroads in the ATL. While there’s nothing wrong with the purchase of the convention, and as former owner Wes Tillander says, “There are so many facets of this industry that comics fans appreciate and expect to see as part of a show. With…

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