Eisner Award Hall of Famer Neal Adams (“Batman,” “Green Lantern”), Greg Capullo (“Spawn,” “Haunt”), Mark Bagley (“Fantastic Four,” “JLA”), Kenneth Rocafort (“Superman,” “Action Comics”) and David Marquez (“Ultimate Spider-Man,” “Fantastic Four: Season One”) headline the nearly 125 comics artists and writers scheduled to attend Wizard World Austin Comic Con, November 22-24 at Austin Convention Center. It is the eighth and final event in the 2013 series produced by Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) and will also feature a top-drawer collection of top celebrities and a variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions.
In addition to Eisner Hall of Famer Stan Lee, who will appear on Saturday, Nov. 23, in the celebrity area, special guests at the Austin Comic Con Artist Alley will include Miguel Sepulveda (“Green Lantern,” Thor”), Tyler Kirkham (“Superboy,” “X-Men”), Phil Ortiz (“The Simpsons,” “Muppet Babies”), Dennis O'Neil (“The Flash,” “Hulk”), Mike McKone (“Astonishing X-Men,” “Avengers Academy”), Kody Chamberlain (“Sweets,” “Punks”), Rob Guillory (“Chew”),“Zombie King” Arthur Suydam (“Marvel Zombies,” “Army of Darkness”), Michael Golden (“Hulk,” “Daredevil”), Greg Horn (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “The Avengers”) and Joe Eisma (“Morning Glories,” “Existence 3.0”).
The roster includes two Eisner Hall of Famers in Lee and Adams, another Eisner Award winner in Guillory and four nominees in Eisma, Marquez, Matthew Sturges (“The Witching Hour,” “Doctor Who”) and Billy Tucci (“Birds of Prey,” “Sgt. Rock”).
Additionally, all full price attendees will receive a free copy of the Exclusive Variant Cover of The Walking Dead #1 comic, available only at Wizard World Austin Comic Con. The Wizard World artist to draw the cover will be announced soon.
Norman Reedus of “The Walking Dead,” icon William Shatner, WWE® Superstar John Cena® and “Quantum Leap” star Scott Bakula are among the top celebrities scheduled to attend the event. The standout roster will also include “The Karate Kid” Ralph Macchio, Bruce Campbell of Evil Dead, Laurie Holden, Michael Rooker and Chandler Riggs of “The Walking Dead” of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “The Incredible Hulk” Lou Ferrigno and many others.
Wizard World Comic Con events 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. Wizard World Austin Comic Con show hours are Friday, Nov. 22, 3-8 pm.; Saturday, Nov. 23, 10 am.-7 pm., Sunday, Nov. 24, 10 am.-5 pm.
A first-class lineup of topical programming takes place all three days at the event, with celebrity Q&A's, comics-themed sessions, costume contest, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Sunday, Nov. 24, is also Kids Day, with an array of activities and programming specially designed for the younger Wizard World fans.
Austin Comic Con 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, often stopping by the Cosplay Stage, the ideal place to see and be seen.
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.
Wizard World 2013 Schedule
• November 22-24 Wizard World Austin Comic Con
Wizard World 2014 Schedule
• January 24-26 Wizard World Portland Comic Con
• February 7-9 Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con
• March 7-9 Wizard World Sacramento Comic Con
• March 28-30 Wizard World Louisville Comic Con
• April 4-6 Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con
• May 2-4 Wizard World Minneapolis Comic Con
• May 30-June 1 Wizard World Atlanta Comic Con
• June 19-22 Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con
• August 1-3 Wizard World San Antonio Comic Con
• August 21-24 Wizard World Chicago Comic Con
• September 12-14 Wizard World Richmond Comic Con
• September 26-28 Wizard World Nashville Comic Con
• October 11-12 Wizard World Austin Comic Con
• October 31-November 2 Wizard World Ohio Comic Con
• November 7-9 Wizard World Tulsa Comic Con.