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David Ramsey, Mike Tyson, Emily Kinney, Dave Bautista, Toby Kebbell Among Top Celebrities Scheduled To Attend Wizard World Comic Con Columbus, September 18-20
Sonequa Martin-Green, Karl Yune, Ralph Macchio, Will Friedle Also Headline Guest Roster; Talented Comics Creators, Variety of Exhibitors, Cosplayers, Robust Programming At Greater Columbus Convention Center
COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 20, 2015 – Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) continues its 2015 schedule with its fifth visit to the Greater Columbus Convention Center at Wizard World Comic Con Columbus, September 18-20, 2015. David Ramsey (“Arrow”), boxing champion Mike Tyson, Dave Bautista (WWE® Superstar Batista™, Guardians of the Galaxy ), Emily Kinney (“The Walking Dead”), Toby Kebbell ( Fantastic Four, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Sonequa Martin-Green (“The Walking Dead”), Karl Yune (“Arrow”), Ralph Macchio (The Karate Kid) and Will Friedle (“Boy Meets World,” Voice actor: “Kim Possible”) headline the roster of celebrity guests scheduled to attend the pop culture extravaganza.
Ramsey, Tyson, Kebbell, Martin-Green, Kinney and Yune will appear Saturday and Sunday, September 19-20; Bautista is scheduled for Saturday; Macchio and Friedle will appear all three days.
Other well-known guests at Wizard World Comic Con Columbus (formerly known as Wizard World Ohio) include Brent Spiner (“Star Trek: The Next Generation,” Independence Day), Adrian Paul (Highlander), Lou Ferrigno (“The Incredible Hulk,” “King of Queens”) and Jason David Frank (“Mighty Morphin Power Rangers”).
Wizard World is also the home of the most creative comics artists and writers on the planet. Artist Alley at Wizard World Comic Con Columbus will feature Billy Martin (“TMNT New Animated Adventures,” lead guitarist/keyboardist, Good Charlotte), Harvey Tolibao (“Green Arrow,” “Silver Surfer”), Michael Golden (“Spider-Man,” “Daredevil”), Clinton Hobart (“Disney fine artist”), Gerhard (“Cerebus”), Renee Witterstaetter (“She Hulk,” “Avengers”), Brad Guigar (“Evil Inc.,” “The Everything Cartooning Book”), John A. Russo (“Night of the Living Dead”) and many others.
In addition, all full-price Wizard World Comic Con Columbus attendees will receive a limited edition exclusive variant cover “The Walking Dead” comic, drawn by one of Wizard World's talented artist guests (to be announced shortly). Comics will be issued at registration while supplies last and VIP attendees will receive an additional black & white sketch version.
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, cosplay, comics, television, sci-fi, toys, video gaming, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. The 18th of 24 events currently scheduled on the 2015 Wizard World calendar, Columbus show hours are Friday, September 18, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, September 19, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, September 20, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wizard World Comic Con Columbus 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 and participate in the famed Wizard World Costume Contest on Saturday night.
For more on the 2015 Wizard World Comic Con Columbus, visit www.wizardworld.com/home-columbus.html.
CORINNA BECKHO AND RANDY GREEN BRING HIGH-SPIRITED ACTION AND CLASSIC ADVENTURE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MILWAUKIE, OR—Lara Croft® is back with dual pistols, sharp wit, and an eye for action as acclaimed writer Corinna Beckho takes on the video game icon in Lara Croft and the Frozen Omenthis October.
Based in the same universe as the Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris® and Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light® video games from Crystal Dynamics, Lara Croft and the Frozen Omen is a five issue miniseries written by Bechko and illustrated by Tomb Raider® comics veteran Randy Green.
In this all-new adventure, Lara must stop a group of cultists from causing world-wide cataclysmic devastation, and ancient ivory artifacts hold the key to both salvation and destruction! It’s a race against time in Lara’s new quest, filled with incredible action, dual pistols, and non-stop adventure.
“Lara is incredibly fun to write,” Bechko told Polygon. “She doesn’t suffer fools, she’s smart, and she’s talented. She’s always ready for action, but she’s not afraid to think through a problem either. And she doesn’t ever wait around for someone else to save her. There’s a lot of satisfaction in writing a character like that.”
“We’re excited to continue our partnership with Dark Horse on a new Lara Croft comic,” said Rich Briggs, Brand Director at Crystal Dynamics. “This globe-trotting series is filled with the dual gun-wielding action and confident flair that nostalgic Lara Croft fans will love. It’s a great companion to the existing Tomb Raider comics, and offers fans another way to go on a high-octane adventure with Lara.”
For more information on Lara Croft and the Frozen Omen, head over to Polygon, and contact your local comic book store to reserve your copy of the first issue!
Lara Croft and the Frozen Omen #1
Corinna Beckho (W), Randy Green (A), Jean-Sébastien Rossbach (Cover)
On sale Oct. 7, FOC Sept. 14
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