Wizard World, Inc. (PK.WIZD) today announced the latest addition to its schedule of pop culture conventions as Wizard World Oregon Comic Con will debut, February 22-24, 2013, at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. The trio of Norman Reedus, Sean Patrick Flanery and David Della Rocco, who starred in the cult classic The Boondock Saints, and superstar artist Greg Horn (“Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark,” “X-Force”) are the first special guests scheduled to attend.
Additional celebrities, artists, exhibitors and other attractions will be announced in the coming weeks.
“We are thrilled to be adding Wizard World Oregon Comic Con to our 2013 schedule of events and introduce a new region to our exciting shows,” said John Macaluso, Wizard World CEO. “The city of Portland and Oregon Convention Center are a great fit, and the timing is ideal on the convention calendar.”
Wizard World Oregon Comic Con is currently the first event on the 2013 Wizard World slate, which also includes shows in Philadelphia (May 30 - June 2) and Chicago (August 8-11), with dates for others to be determined. The 2012 schedule continues this month in Columbus, Ohio (Sept. 28-30), Austin, Texas (Oct. 26-28) and New Orleans (Nov. 30 – Dec. 2).
Wizard World Oregon Comic Con, produced by Wizard World, Inc. (WIZD.PK), will 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. Show hours are Friday, February 22, 5-9 pm.; Saturday, February 23, 10 am. - 7 pm.; and Sunday, February 24, 10 am. - 5 pm.
About Wizard World
Wizard World (wizardworld.com) 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 contests.
**SAVE THE 2012-13 DATES**
September 28-30, 2012 – Wizard World Ohio Comic Con
October 26-28, 2012 – Wizard World Austin Comic Con
November 30 - December 2, 2012 – Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con
February 22-24, 2013 – Wizard World Oregon Comic Con
May 30 - June 2, 2013 – Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con
August 8-11, 2013 – Wizard World Chicago Comic Con