Comics legend Stan Lee, Evil Dead star Bruce Campbell,“Homeland” headliner Morena Baccarin and “Superman” Dean Cain top the standout lineup of celebrities scheduled to attend Wizard World Portland Comic Con, Feb. 22-24, 2013, at the Oregon Convention Center. They will be joined by a top-drawer collection of well-known artists and a variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions in the first event on Wizard World's 2013 calendar and the first Wizard World event in the “City of Roses.”
Lee is scheduled to attend all three days, while Baccarin will appear on Saturday and Sunday, Cain is set for Friday and Saturday and Campbell will be on hand on Friday only.
Other headliners slated for the Wizard World Portland roster include Michael Rooker (“The Walking Dead,” Henry), Norman Reedus (“The Walking Dead,” Boondock Saints), James Marsters (“Buffy: The Vampire Slayer,” “Caprica”), Jason David Frank (“Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers,” The One Warrior), Juliet Landau (“Buffy: The Vampire Slayer,” “Angel”), James Hong (Blade Runner, Kung Fu Panda), Lou Ferrigno (“The Incredible Hulk”) and the Boondock Saints duo of Sean Patrick Flanery and David Della Rocco joining Reedus.
The lineup of superstar comic creators in Portland is also impressive, with Chris Claremont (“Uncanny X-Men,” “Spider-Man”), Carlos Pacheco (“Green Lantern,” “Wolverine”), Mike Deodato Jr. (“Wonder Woman,” “Batman”), Eisner Award winner Kurt Busiek (“Astro City,” “Superman”), Kaare Andrews (“Astonishing X-Men,” “Iron Man”) and “Zombie King” Arthur Suydam (“Marvel Zombies,” “Army of Darkness”) among the top talent.
Wizard World Portland 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. Admission is free for kids 10 and under, and Sunday, February 24, is “Kids Day,” an array of programming specially designed for children.
Event hours are Friday, Feb. 22, 3-8 pm.; Saturday, Feb. 23, 10 am. - 7 pm.; and Sunday, Feb. 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 2013 DATES
• February 22-24 – Wizard World Portland Comic Con
• May 30 - June 2 – Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con
• August 8-11 – Wizard World Chicago Comic Con
• September 20-22 – Wizard World Ohio Comic Con
• November 22-24 – Wizard World Austin Comic Con.