With the new GREEN LANTERN movie hitting theaters nationwide in two weeks, excitement for the storied franchise is at an all-time high. More than 20 artists and writers who have worked on various iterations of the comic will be attending Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, June 17-19, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
Among the creators who are closely associated with “Green Lantern” include Carlos Pacheco, Ethan Van Sciver, Shane Davis, Tyler Kirkham and Dave Cortes. Other top creators who have worked on the series include Phil Jimenez, Mike Grell, Greg Horn, Koi Turnbull, Doug Braithwaite and Bill Sienkiewicz.
Philadelphia Comic Con attendees can also meet others who have had a hand in the franchise, including Tony Bedard, Blond, Jim Calafiore, Kim DeMulder, Todd Klein, Tom Fleming, Mark McKenna, Tom Raney, Prentis Rollins, Nei Ruffino and Bob Wiacek.
The Green Lantern celebration at Philadelphia Comic Con includes two special programming sessions, during which many of the artists and writers above will discuss having worked on the iconic franchise. One session will be on Saturday at 2 pm. and the other on Sunday at noon, both in programming Room B.
Philadelphia Comic Con is the sixth stop on Wizard World's 2011 North American tour. Hours are Friday, June 17, noon - 8 pm., Saturday, June 18, 10 am. - 7 pm., and Sunday, June 19, 10 am. - 5 pm. Tickets are available in advance online at a savings over tickets purchased at the door. Advance adult single-day tickets are priced at $25 ($35 on site); three-day weekend tickets are $45 ($55 on site), and tickets are free for children age 10 and under when accompanied by a paid adult (limit two children per adult). VIP packages with special entry and exclusive items are also available on a limited basis.
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 also produces Wizard World Digital, an online publication covering new and upcoming products and talents in the pop culture world, and is distributed on a weekly basis to online and iPad users worldwide.
For the most recent event information please visit Wizard World online and become a Philadelphia Comic Con Fan on Facebook.
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June 17-19 – Philadelphia Comic Con
August 11-14 – Chicago Comic Con
September 17-18 – New England Comic Con
September 24-25 – Los Angeles Comic Con
October 22-23 – Mid-Ohio Comic Con
October 28-30 – Central Canada Comic Con (C4)
November 11-13 – Austin Comic Con
January 28-29, 2012 – New Orleans Comic Con
March 23-25, 2012 – Toronto Comic Con
April 27-29, 2012 – Anaheim Comic Con
December 8-9, 2012 – Miami Comic Con