Superstar Artists Greg Capullo, Patrick Gleason, Tyler Kirkham, Yanick Paquette, Jo Chen +Hayden Panettiere, Adam Baldwin, Louis Gossett Jr., James Marsters, Juliet Landau, Charisma Carpenter Among Headliners At Wizard World Austin Comic Con, November 11-13 At Austin Convention Center
Superstar Artists Greg Capullo, Patrick Gleason, Tyler Kirkham, Yanick Paquette, Jo Chen, Michael Golden, Greg Horn, Bill Sienkiewicz, And Many Others Scheduled To Appear
North America's largest pop-culture tour continues as Wizard World Austin Comic Con returns to the Austin Convention Center, November 11-13, with standout guests Hayden Panettiere, Adam Baldwin, ACADEMY AWARD WINNER Louis Gossett Jr., James Marsters, Juliet Landau and Charisma Carpenter headlining the list of celebrity attendees. The event, produced by Wizard World, Inc. (WIZD.PK) will bring together thousands of fans of all ages and dozens of celebrities and industry professionals 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.
Panettieri (Heroes, BRING IT ON) will appear on Saturday only, Baldwin (FULL METAL JACKET, 'serenity) is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, and Gossett (AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN, ENEMY MINE), Marsters (Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, Caprica), Landau (Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, Angel) and Carpenter (Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, Veronica Mars) will attend all three days.
Wizard World Austin Comic Con's inaugural event was a huge success, and we look forward to a major expansion this year, said Gareb Shamus, Wizard World CEO. We have a a fresh and new guest celebrity list, as well as a massive increase in comic creators, including seven creators involved in the DCnU relaunch!
DCnU creators include Greg Capullo (Thor, Asgard's Avenger), Patrick Gleason (Batman & Robin, Brightest Day), Yanick Paquette ('swamp Thing, Batman, 'superman), Tyler Kirkham (Green Lantern: New Guardians, Amazing Spider-Man), Nathan Edmondson (Grifter, Who Is Jake Ellis), Freddie Williams II (Captain Atom, JSA All-Stars, Batman) and John Tyler Christopher (VoodoO').
The lineup of superstar artists at Wizard World Austin Comic Con is also impressive, including Jo Chen ('superman, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Matthew Sturges (Jack of Fables, JSA All-Stars), Greg Horn ('spider-Man: Turn off the Dark, X-Force), Mark Texeira (Wolverine, 'spider-Man), Michael Golden (Batman, 'spider-Man), Stphane Roux (Zatanna, 'star Wars), Marv Wolfman DCU Online, Crisis on Infinite Earths), Bill Sienkiewicz (Elektra: Assassin, Moon Knight) and dozens of others.
The five kids from the original WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY will also reunite at Austin Comic Con, commemorating the 40th anniversary of the film's release. Peter Ostrum (Charlie Bucket), Paris Themmen (Mike Tee Vee), Julie Dawn Cole (Veruca Salt), Denise Nickerson (Violet Beauregard) and Michael Boellner (Augustus Gloop) will appear together for an extremely rare reunion.
Other popular celebrity guests scheduled to be on hand in Austin include Chandler Riggs (The Walking Dead, Barbara Nedeljkov (HOSTEL, SHANGHAI KNIGHTS), Electra and Elise Avellan (MACHETE, GRINDHOUSE) and Gena Lee Nolin (Baywatch, 'sheena).
STAR WARS fans can meet special guests Daniel Logan (Episode II - Attack of the Clones, Clone Wars), Jake Lloyd (Episode I - The Phantom Menace), Adrienne Wilkinson (The Clone Wars, The Force Unleashed), Bonnie Piesse (Episode II - Attack of the Clones, Episode III - Revenge of the Sith) and Orli Shoshan (Episode II - Attack of the Clones, Episode III - Revenge of the Sith).
Children and adult attendees are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite villain, superhero or pop culture personality for the chance to win special prizes in costume contests. Event-goers may also try their hand interactive product exhibits and shop for collectible comics, movie and television memorabilia, toys and games at scores of dealer booths.
And Sunday, Nov. 13, is Kids Day at Austin Comic Con, with face painting, balloons, a passport treasure hunt and other activities designed especially for kids! Other special events include card gaming tournaments, professional photo opportunities (Photo Ops) and more.
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