No, George Perez is not listed to attend this upcoming Wizard World
Minneapolis show (taking place May 2-4, 2014), however, since it's comic-related and I'm possibly covering the event for
- I thought it would be fitting to display their latest press release. If you are in the Minneapolis area, send me a note.
William Shatner (“Star Trek,” “T.J. Hooker”), Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings, Rudy), Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm Street), Manu Bennett (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Arrow), Ralph Macchio (The Karate Kid, My Cousin Vinny), Gilbert Gottfried (Problem Child, Beverly Hills Cop II) and Dean Cain (“Lois
& Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,” “Stars Earn Stripes”) are
among the celebrities scheduled to attend the inaugural Wizard World
Minneapolis Comic Con, May 2-4 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. It is the 6th
of 16 events 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.
Shatner will appear on Friday and Saturday, May 2-3; Astin will attend on Saturday and Sunday; the others are scheduled for all three days.
Other notables scheduled at press time include Laurie Holden, Jon Bernthal and Michael Rooker of “The Walking Dead,” James Marsters (“Buffy The Vampire Slayer,” “Torchwood”), Jason David Frank (“Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers”), James Hong (Blade Runner, Mulan), Lou Ferrigno (“The Incredible Hulk,” “The King of Queens”), Ian Ziering (“Beverly Hills 90210,” Sharknado) and the Boondock Saints duo of Sean Patrick Flanery and David Della Rocco.
Among the superstar comics creators scheduled to attend are Eisner Award Hall of Famer Neal Adams (“Batman,” “X-Men”), Ethan Van Sciver (“Green Lantern,” “Flash”), Mike Grell (“Green Arrow,” “Warlord”), Bob Layton (“Iron Man,” “Uncanny X-Men”), Barry Kitson (“Thor,” “Spider-Man”) and Kevin Maguire (“Justice League,” “Batman Confidential”), with more talented writers and artists to be announced.
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.
first-class lineup of topical programming takes place all three days at
the event, with celebrity Q&A's, the Wizard World Film Festival,
comics-themed sessions, costume contest, movie screenings, evening
parties and more. Sunday, May 4, is also Kids Day, with an array of activities and programming specially designed for the younger Wizard World fans.
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 Minneapolis Comic Con, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/home-minneapolis.html.
About Wizard World:
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
The full event schedule can be found at www.wizardworld.com.
Wizard World 2014-15 Schedule
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
January 9-11, 2015 – Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con
January 23-25, 2015 – Wizard World Portland Comic Con
June 19-21, 2015 – Wizard World Sacramento Comic Con