‘Outlander,’ ‘Vampire Diaries,’ ‘Luke Cage’ Stars Highlight 2019 Wizard World New Orleans, January 4-6

Mike Colter, Simone Missick, Richard Rankin, Sophie Skelton, Mads Mikkelsen Among Celebrities Appearing At New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center


NEW ORLEANS - (December 5, 2018)  – “Outlander” stars Richard Rankin, Sophie Skelton, Lotte Verbeek and Graham McTavish and author Diana Gabaldon, the "Luke Cage" tandem of Mike Colter and Simone MissickMads Mikkelsen ("Hannibal," Doctor Strange), “The Vampire Diaries” quintet of Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley, Daniel Gillies, Zach Roerig and David Alpay and an outstanding array of programming, live entertainment, cosplay contests, gaming and more highlight the ninth annual Wizard World New Orleans at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, January 4-6, 2019.

Other stars scheduled to appear include Daniel Gillies (“The Originals,” Spider-Man 2), Malcolm Goodwin (“iZombie,” “Breakout Kings”), Rose McIver (“iZombie,” “Power Rangers RPM”), Aly Michalka (“IZombie,” Easy A), Sean Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy, “Gilmore Girls”), Erin Cahill ("Power Rangers Hyper Force," Cut to the Chase), Matt Ryan (“Constantine,” “Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag”), Daniel Cudmore (X-Men, The Twilight Saga), Jason David Frank (“Mighty Morphin Power Rangers”) and Thomas Ian Nicholas (Rookie of the Year, American Pie).

Some of the world’s most talented creators populate Artist Alley at Wizard World. Top writers and artists scheduled to attend are Ron Marz ("Silver Surfer," "Thor"), Arvell Jones ("Black Panther," "Thor"), Arthur Suydam (“Marvel Zombies,” “The Walking Dead”), Jahnoy Lindsay (“Luke Cage,” “She-Hulk”), Ken Lashley (“X-Men Gold,” “Black Panther”), Michael Golden ("Spider-Man," "Captain America"), Jeremy Clark ("Grimm Fairy Tales," "Day of the Dead"), Clinton Hobart (licensed Disney Fine Artist, Apples), Mark Kistler ("Secret City," "Imagination Station"), Shawn Coss (“Cyanide & Happiness”), Ryan Kinkaid ("Antoinette," Zenescope) and more.

Wizard World New Orleans will also feature non-stop live entertainment, gaming, exclusive Q&A sessions with top celebrities, movie screenings hosted by stars and directors and more. Details to follow soon. Details on additional Artist Alley guests, programming and entertainment stage schedules and more will be announced closer to the event.

Wizard World events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. The first event scheduled on the 2019 Wizard World calendar, New Orleans show hours are Friday, January 4, 4-9 p.m.; Saturday, January 5, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, January 6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Kids 10 and under are admitted free with paid adult.

Wizard World New Orleans 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 and participate in the famed Wizard World Costume Contest on Saturday evening.

For more on the 2019 Wizard World New Orleans, visit http://wizd.me/NewOrleansPR.

About Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD)

Wizard World, Inc. (www.wizardworld.com) produces comic, gaming and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, tech, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming and entertainment takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A's, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Wizard World has also teamed with Sony Pictures Entertainment to find the next generation of movies as well as to engage in a number of strategic initiatives. Additional initiatives may include an augmented touring schedule of Wizard World shows, fixed-site installations, curated e-commerce, and the production and distribution of content both in the U.S. and internationally. Fans can interact with Wizard World at www.wizardworld.com and on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media services.

The 2019 Wizard World convention schedule is available at: http://www.wizardworld.com/comiccon.

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Media Contacts:

Dominique Ellis, The Ehrhardt Group, 504-250-0030 (c), dellis@theehrhardtgroup.com

Jerry Milani, Wizard World, 646-883-5022 (o/txt), pr@wizardworld.com