Congers, NY (January 9, 2008) -Wizard World is coming back to Cali! Join us March 14-16 at The Staples Center for LA’s, annual, family-friendly pop culture extravaganza. 25-30 thousand fans of comics, cards, toys, anime and manga are anticipated at the three-day event. Wizard is rolling out the biggest names in comics and named March Silvestri as the Guest of Honor, giving fans a unique opportunity to get up-close and personal with one of comics legendary creators.
Guest of Honor Marc Silvestri, shot to the top in the 80’s with ultra-successful runs on Uncanny X-Men and Wolverine. In the 90’s as co-founder of Image Comics he was responsible for creations such as Cyberforce, Witchblade and The Darkness with his Top Cow imprint, and now serves as the Cow’s current publisher.
Special Guests include industry luminaries, including: Dan Didio (DC Comics Executive Editor 52, Countdown); Michael Golden (Comic Legend); Jeph Loeb (Ultimates 3:
Ultimate Wolverine Writer); Joe Madureira (Ultimates 3 Artist); Michael Turner
(Aspen Comics Founder; Ultimate Wolverine Artist)
The LA show exclusives include Hulk #1 Michael Turner’s “Red” Variant Cover,
A Mick Foley as Cactus Jack action figure, Marvel Legends Marvel Heroes (Hasbro):
Ultimate Wolverine ‘Blue’ Variant Previews Exclusive Action Figure, among others. Exhibitors include Awkward Pictures, Aspen, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, Danger Katt Creative Studio, The Hero Initiative, Jaran Studios, Marvel Entertainment Group Top Cow Productions, and WizKids with new companies being added daily.
Retailers include Be Kyoot, Bedrock City Comic Co., Comic Madness, Comicage.com, DJ Universal Comics, Double Dragon Trading, The Gilded Bat, GoDaddyo Comic Book Hideout, Scott Hudlow Comics, Jay Company Comics, Ninjapunch.com Nostalgic Investments, StylinOnline.com, Tao Toys and Terry Comics, with more signing up everyday.
“We are very excited with the line-up being put together for our 2008 Los Angeles show,” said Senior Vice President, Martha Donato. “We always strive to create a show for diehard comic fan while creating an event that is family friendly and fun. 2008 promises to be a banner year for the Wizard World Tour.”
Many notable comic book artists, writers and creators will also be in attendance, including: Eric Basaldua (Witchblade Artist); Rick Basaldua (The Darkness: Level 3 Inker); Michael Broussard (Unholy Union, The Darkness Artist); Amanda Conner
(Supergirl Artist); Tony Daniel (Batman Artist) ; Livesay (Marvel/DC Artist);
Danny Miki (Uncanny X-Men, Spider-Man: One More Day Inker-CrimeLab Studios); Dustin Nguyen (Detective Comics Artist); Jimmy Palmiotti (Jonah Hex Writer); Darick Robertson (The Boys Artist) Courtesy of The Hero Initiative; Peter Steigerwald (Soulfire, Fathom: Kiani, Ultimate Wolverine Colorist); Christina Strain (Aspen and Marvel Colorist); Ethan Van Sciver (Green Lantern, Superman/Batman Artist); Renee Witterstaetter (She-Hulk Editor, Web of Spider-Man Colorist), among others.
For a complete list of events, guests, activities, ticket prices and times, visit www.wizardworld.com