Congers, NY (October 15, 2007) -Wizard World Texas, the annual, family-friendly pop culture extravaganza, is celebrating its fifth anniversary this year at the Arlington Convention Center the weekend on November 16-18. Tens of thousands of comics, cards, toys, anime and manga fans are expected to attend the three-day event. Wizard is rolling out the biggest names in comics, giving fans a unique opportunity to get up-close and personal with their favorite creators.
Wizard World Texas will give fans the chance to meet and interact with entertainment and comic industry luminaries, including: Actress Laura Vandervoort (Smallvilleâ€™s Supergirl); Dan Didio (52. Countdown) DC Comics Executive Editor; Marc Silvestri, (Uncanny X-Men, Wolverine) Founder, Top Cow Productions; Arthur Suydam (Marvel Zombies Cover Artist) master of the macabre and painter extraordinaire.
Autograph signings: actor Lou Ferrigno (The Incredible Hulk); actress Noel Neill (The Adventures of Superman); actor Scott Porter (Friday Night Lights); The Defuser
(Courtesy of Austin Books & Comics); Fat Momma & Feedback (Who Wants To Be A Superhero?); Herb Jefferson (Battlestar Galactica original series); Sonny Strait
(Dragonball Z, Full Metal Alchemist voice actor); Bobbie Weiner (aka Bloody Mary), and Dazza, with more being added leading up to the show.
The show exclusive â€“ X-Men: Messiah Complex #1 featuring an exclusive sketch cover by Wizard World Texas Special Guest Marc Silvestri – is available with advanced tickets and a costume contest is scheduled for Saturday. The program schedule is still being finalized but will include Wizard Schools hosted by Mitch Breitweiser (Breaking Into Comics) and Online Comics hosted by Drunk Duck.
â€œAs the final stop on our Wizard World Tour, Texas will closeout 2007 with a bang,â€ said Rob Felton, vice president and associate publisher of Wizard Entertainment. â€œWe have Supergirl, a whosâ€™s-who of comic elite, great retailers and tons of fun pop culture personalities, sure to make the experience truly memorable for all of our attendees.â€
Many notable comic book artists, writers and creators will also be in attendance, including: Jeff Balke (Foxwood Falcons Colorist); Joe Benitez (Top Cow & Detective Comics Artist); Mitch Breitweiser (Captain America: The Chosen Artist); Michael Broussard (Unholy Union, The Darkness Artist); Buzz (JSA Artist); J. Scott Campbell
(Spider-Man Artist); Courtesy The Comic Asylum Kristian Donaldson (Fallen Angel, Supermarket Artist); Raven Gregory (Grimm Fairy Tales, The Gift Writer); Adam Kubert (Action Comics Artist); Joe Jusko (Vampirella Cover Artist); Michael Lark (Daredevil Artist); Courtesy of Splash Page Comic Art John Lucas (Exterminators, Civil War Frontline Artist; Andrew Mangum (American Wasteland, Grimm Fairy Tales Artist); Angel Medina (Sensational Spider-Man Artist); James O’Barr (Creator of The Crow); Greg Pak (World War Hulk Writer); Humberto Ramos (X-Men Artist); Darick Robertson Courtesy of The Hero Initiative (The Boys Artist); Kenneth Rocafort (Madame Mirage Artist); Bill Sienkiewicz; Billy Tan (Uncanny X-Men Artist) and Ethan Van Sciver (Green Lantern, Superman/Batman Artist) among others.
For a complete list of events, guests, activities, ticket prices and times, visit www.wizardworld.com.