Five WWE Standouts Including Superstar Batista (Dave Bautista), Five The Walking Dead Stars, Karen Gillan, Anthony Mackie, Evan Peters+!David Boreanaz, Norman Reedus, Matt Smith, WWE Superstar John Cena, Katie Cassidy, Stan Lee Headline Celebrity Guests @ Wizard World Chicago Comic Con, August 21-24
Five WWE Standouts Including Superstar Batista (Dave Bautista), Five The Walking Dead Stars, Karen Gillan, Anthony Mackie, Evan Peters, Top Comics Creators Also Among Top Stars At Pop Culture Festival At Georgia World Congress Center
David Boreanaz (Bones, Angel), Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead, Boondock Saints), Matt Smith and Karen Gillan (Doctor Who,), Katie Cassidy (Arrow) and comics legend Stan Lee are among the celebrities scheduled to attend Wizard World Chicago Comic Con, August 21-24 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. It is largest and longest-running of the 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.
Reedus and Cassidy are scheduled to appear on Saturday and Sunday, August 23-24; Boreanaz will attend on Friday and Saturday, August 22-23; Smith and Gillan are set for Saturday only; and Lee will be on site Friday through Sunday.
Popular celebrities on the Wizard World Chicago Comic Con roster include a host of The Walking Dead cast members, including Reedus, Danai Gurira, Scott Wilson, Sarah Wayne Callies and Michael Rooker.
Wrestling fans are geared for the appearance of five WWE standouts, including WWE Superstars John Cena, Batista and Bray Wyatt, WWE Hall of Famer Bruno SammartinO' and WWE Diva Paige.
Others attending include Anthony Mackie (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Million Dollar Baby), Evan Peters and Booboo Stewart of X-Men: Days of Future Past, John Carpenter (Director, Halloween), Bruce Campbell (Army of Darkness, Evil Dead), James Marsters (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Torchwood), Elvira (Mistress of the Dark), Jason David Frank (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), J. August Richards (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) and Lou Ferrigno (The Incredible Hulk, The King of Queens).
Superstar comics creators scheduled to attend include Neal Adams (Batman, Green Lantern), Leinel Yu (Hulk, Wolverine), Rafael Albuquerque ('superboy, American Vampire), Salvador Larroca (Avengers vs. X-Men, Captain America), Jim Cheung (Iron Man, Fantastic Four), Emanuela Lupacchino (Thor, World's Finest), Mike Zeck ('spider-Man, Punisher), Marv Wolfman (DCU Online, Crisis on Infinite Earths), Arthur Suydam (Marvel Zombies, Army of Darkness), Greg Horn (Guardians of the Galaxy, The Avengers) and many others.
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 Chicago Comic Con show hours are Thursday, August 21, 3-8 p.m.; Friday, August 22, noon-7 p.m.; Saturday, August 23, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, August 24, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
A 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, June 1, is also Kids Day, with an array of activities and programming specially designed for the younger Wizard World fans.
Wizard World Chicago 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 Chicago Comic Con, visit www.wizardworld.com/home-ch.html.