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[Auction] Signed Back to the Future 2-in-1 pinball and arcade machine to be auctioned at Wizard World Chicago

PRESS RELEASE: Wizard World, Inc., (WIZD) the preeminent producer of Wizard World Comic Cons across North America, is partnering with The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF) to auction off a custom-made and autographed Back to the Future™ 2-in-1 digital pinball and arcade machine, created by VPcabs. The machine will be donated by VPcabs and autographed by cast members Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson. VPcabs will be debuting the 2-in-1 digital pinball and arcade machine, along with its digital pinball machine (pictured above left), at Wizard World Chicago, August 18 – 21.

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[Business] Wizard World promotes Randy Malinoff as Executive VP and COO

Wizard World, Inc. (the “Company” or “Wizard World”), a leading producer of entertainment and pop culture events in North America, today announced that it has promoted Randy Malinoff to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. The announcement was jointly made by Paul Kessler, Chairman of the Board, and John D. Maatta, President and Chief Executive Officer of Wizard World with Mr. Malinoff reporting directly to Mr. Maatta.

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[Variant] Wizard World Chicago to give away Patrick Gleason variants

PRESS RELEASE: As if appearances by superstars from Star Wars, Back to the Future, “The X-Files,” “The Walking Dead” and many more film and TV favorites weren’t enough, there’s another reason for fans to grab VIP admissions to Wizard World Comic Con Chicago, as the first 800 “Wizard World VIP” attendees will receive copies of the “Batman #50” and “Superman #50” exclusive black & white variant covers, both drawn by Patrick Gleason. The Midwest’s largest pop culture convention is set for August 18-21 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.

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[Movies] Film lineup revealed for third Annual Bruce Campbell Horror Film Festival

PRESS RELEASE: Bruce Campbell’s Horror Film Festival, presented by Starz and their hit original series Ash vs. Evil Dead, returns for its third annual festivities on August 18-21, in conjunction with Wizard World Chicago. Today, the Festival announced highlights of the groovy lineup, sponsored by Shudder and Bloody-Disgusting.com, featuring the critically acclaimed opening night nail-biter Don’t Breathe, directed by Fede Alvarez; a salute to genre hero Fred Dekker; an epic event featuring comedian Doug Benson; and a 25th anniversary celebration of the most excellent sequel, Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey (originally titled Bill & Ted Go To Hell).

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[Business] Wizard World Inc. appoints John Maatta following Macaluso exit

Yesterday, word spread around the Internet that John Macaluso resigned as CEO of Wizard World, Inc.  Though the company filing said the departure had nothing to do with any disagreement with the company or any matter relating to the company’s operation, policies, or practices, today Wizard World announced John Maatta as the new CEO with a two-year contract.

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[Convention] The cast of Marvel’s Daredevil to attend Wizard World Comic Con Chicago

PRESS RELEASE: Wizard World, Inc., the preeminent producer of Comic Cons across North America, announced that the cast of Netflix’s breakout hit series “Marvel’s Daredevil” will be on the scene at Wizard World Chicago, August 18 -21, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. Actores from the show scheduled to attend include Charlie Cox (Matt Murdock/Daredevil), Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page), Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson), Jon Bernthal (Frank Castle/The Punisher), Elodie Yung (Elektra Natchios), and Rosario Dawson (Claire Temple). All of the cast members are scheduled to appear Saturday, August 20th – Sunday, August 21st, and will meet & greet…

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