Wizard World, Inc. opens its 2018 schedule with its eighth trip to the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center at Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans, January 5-7, 2018. Stan Lee (Marvel Chairman Emeritus), Jason Momoa (Aquaman, Justice League), David Tennant (“Doctor Who”), Ian Somerholder (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Lost”), the “Firefly” twosome of Summer Glau (“Arrow”) and Sean Maher (“The Playboy Club”), “The Walking Dead” tandem of Lennie James (Snatch) and Austin Amelio (Everybody Wants Some!!) and the “Gotham” duo of David Mazouz and Robin Lord Taylor headline the roster of celebrity guests scheduled to attend the comic con and pop culture extravaganza.
Momoa, Glau, Maher, James and Amelio are scheduled to appear on Saturday and Sunday, January 6-7; Tennant will appear on Friday and Saturday; Lee and Somerhalder will attend on Saturday; Mazouz and Taylor will be on hand all three days.
Other notables scheduled to appear to date include “Supernatural” stars Kim Rhodes and Ruth Connell, Joe Flanigan (“Stargate: Atlantis,” The Other Sister), Nichelle Nichols (“Star Trek”), Henry Winkler (“Happy Days,” The Waterboy), Ray Park (Star Wars: Episode I, X-Men), Jason David Frank (“Mighty Morphin Power Rangers”), Rider Strong (“Boy Meets World,” Cabin Fever), Grant O’Rourke (“Outlander”), Kevin Conroy (“Batman: The Animated Series,” “Justice League”), Christy Carlson Romano (“Kim Possible”), Will Friedle (“Boy Meets World,” “Kim Possible”), John Schneider (“The Dukes of Hazzard”), Charisma Carpenter (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Angel”), Holly Marie Combs (“Charmed,” “Picket Fences”), Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite, The Benchwarmers), Joey Lauren Adams (Dazed and Confused, Mallrats) and Thomas Ian Nicholas (Rookie of the Year, American Pie).
Wizard World Comic Con 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.
Wizard World is the home of the most creative comics artists and writers on the planet. Artist Alley in New Orleans will featureHoward Chaykin (“American Flagg!,” “Divided States of Hysteria”), Jaime Hernandez (“Love and Rockets”), Olivia (“Bettie Page,” “Sideshow Collectibles”), Agnes Garbowska (“My Little Pony,” “DC Superhero Girls”), David Mack (“KABUKI,” “Jessica Jones”), Mike Grell (“Green Arrow,” “Batman”), Marat Michaels (“Deadpool Corps,” “Extreme Studios”) Arthur Suydam (“Marvel Zombies”),Amy Chu (“Red Sonja,” “KISS”), Stuart Sayger (“ROM,” “Micronauts”), Phil Ortiz (“The Simpsons”), Tom Cook (“Masters of the Universe,” “Smurfs”), Mark Kistler (“Secret City,” “Imagination Station”), Clinton Hobart (licensed Disney Fine Artist), Victor Dandridge (“The Samaritan,” “Origins Unknown”), Dean Haspiel (“Billy Dogma,” “Bored to Death”) and many others.
Wizard World Comic Con 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 2018 Wizard World calendar, New Orleans show hours are Friday, January 5, 4-9 p.m.; Saturday, January 6, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, January 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Kids 10 and under are admitted free with paid adult.
Wizard World Comic Con 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.
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. Fans can interact with Wizard World at www.wizardworld.com and on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media services. 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.
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