|Wizard World Teams Up With Yappn at Wizard World Chicago Comic Con, August 8-11 to Provide Real Time Global Social Media Activity in Almost 70 Languages|
by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 2013
NEW YORK, NEW YORK and ROSEMONT, ILLINOIS(Marketwired - Aug. 8, 2013) - Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB:WIZD) and Yappn Corp. (OTCBB:YPPN) are launching 360 Social Media to fans at Wizard World Chicago Comic Con and around the world, bringing the major active social feeds of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Flickr and Instagram together for all its celebrity guests and fans in a single online and mobile location - www.wizardworld.com/social.html. Fans can tune into real time global feeds never missing an action packed moment as it happens at Wizard World or in the future. (more...)
|MAN OF STEEL'S Shannon, Quinto, Lee, Reedus Appear at Wizard World Chicago Comic Con, Now thru 8/11|
by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 2013
Man of Steel is the blockbuster hit of the summer, and Michael Shannon, who stars as 'General Zod,' and Zachary Quinto, Star Trek and 'American Horror Story' star, are among the top celebrities scheduled to attend Wizard World Chicago Comic Con, today, August 8-11 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.
The longest-running and highest-attended show on the Wizard World calendar, 2013 Wizard World Chicago Comic Con will also feature 'Serenity' and Firefly alums Alan Tudyk and Summer Glau, Brandon Routh (Superman Returns), Wil Wheaton ('Star Trek: TNG,' Stand By Me), Basketball Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman, Henry Winkler ('Happy Days,' 'Royal Pains'), Sarah Wayne Callies, Michael Rooker and Jon Bernthal of 'The Walking Dead,' Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite, Blades of Glory) and Verne Troyer (Austin Powers).
Lee will be in attendance on Friday and Saturday; Shannon, Quinto and Punk will appear on Saturday only; Reedus, Tudyk and Glau will be in attendance on Saturday and Sunday; Barrowman and Wheaton will appear all three days; and Routh will appear for photo ops today evening, then all day on Friday and Saturday.
WWE fans will also have the opportunity to meet WWE World Heavyweight Champion Dolph Ziggler, WWE Diva AJ Lee, WWE Hall of Famer Ricky 'The Dragon' Steamboat and The Shield (Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins & Roman Reigns). It's the largest presence ever for WWE at a Wizard World event.
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 Chicago Comic Con.
Superstar comics creators scheduled to attend include Chris Claremont ('Uncanny X-Men,' 'Spider-Man'), Alan Davis ('Captain America,' 'Thor'), Esad Ribic ('Avengers vs. X-Men,' 'Wolverine'), Pasqual Ferry ('Gambit,' 'Hulk'), Harvey Tolibao ('Green Arrow,' 'Silver Surfer,'), Scott Snyder ('Batman,' 'Detective Comics'), Greg Capullo ('Spawn,' 'Haunt'), Kenneth Rocafort ('Superman,' 'Action Comics'), Neal Adams ('Batman,' 'Superman') and Phil Ortiz ('The Simpsons,' 'Muppet Babies').
Also not to be missed in the autograph area are actors Wil-Yun Lee (Total Recall, Die Another Day), Tara Strong ('My Little Pony,' 'Fairly Oddparents'), Allison Mack ('Smallville,' Superman/Batman: Public Enemies), Michael Rosenbaum ('Smallville,' 'Justice League'), James and Oliver Phelps (Harry Potter), Denis O'Hare ('American Horror Story,' 'True Blood'), Morena Baccarin ('Homeland,' 'Stargate SG-1'), Jason David Frank ('Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers'), Linda Blair (The Exorcist, Repossessed) and Lou Ferrigno ('The Incredible Hulk,' 'The King of Queens').
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 Chicago Comic Con show hours are Today, Aug. 8, 3-8 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 9, noon - 7 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 10, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 11, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
A first-class lineup of topical programming takes place all four days at the event, with celebrity Q&A's, comics-themed sessions, costume contest, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Sunday, Aug. 11, is also Kids Day, with an array of activities and programming specially designed for the younger Wizard World fans.
Chicago 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.
For more on the 2013 Wizard World Chicago Comic Con, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/home-ch.html. (more...)
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