Actors Chris Hemsworth and William Shatner, legendary creator Stan Lee and WWEÂ® Superstars Rey MysterioÂ® and CM Punkâ„˘ top the stellar 2012 Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con lineup, May 31 - June 3 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
Online PR News – 11-April-2012 – Philadelphia – For more than a decade, Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con has brought standout celebrities, comics creators and more to the Pennsylvania Convention Center as one of the highlights of the city's pop culture scene. But the 2012 lineup, set for Thursday, May 31, through Sunday, June 3, featuring mega-stars Chris Hemsworth, William Shatner, Stan Lee, WWEÂ® Superstars Rey MysterioÂ® and CM Punkâ„˘ and more than 60 others, may be the best and most diverse ever.
Shatner (â€śStar Trek,â€ť â€śBoston Legalâ€ť) will appear on Saturday and Sunday, while Hemsworth (The Avengers, Thor) and WWEÂ® Superstar CM Punkâ„˘ will be on site on Saturday, WWEÂ® Superstar Rey MysterioÂ® on Sunday, and comics legend Lee (â€śSpider-Man,â€ť â€śX-Menâ€ť) on Friday through Sunday.
Other hugely popular stars scheduled to attend include Scott Bakula (â€śStar Trek: Enterprise,â€ť â€śQuantum Leapâ€ť), Paul Wesley (â€śThe Vampire Diaries,â€ť â€ś24â€ť), Kate Mulgrew (â€śStar Trek: Voyager,â€ť Remo Williams), James Marsters (â€śBuffy: The Vampire Slayer,â€ť â€śTorchwoodâ€ť), Avery Brooks (â€śStar Trek: Deep Space Nine,â€ť â€śSpenser: For Hireâ€ť), Jeri Ryan (â€śStar Trek: Voyager,â€ť â€śBoston Publicâ€ť), Bruce Campbell (Army of Darkness, Evil Dead), Sam Witwer (â€śSmallville,â€ť â€śBeing Humanâ€ť), Sean Patrick Flanery (Boondock Saints, Saw 3D), Melissa Joan Hart (â€śSabrina, the Teenage Witch,â€ť â€śMelissa and Joeyâ€ť), Joey Lawrence (â€śMelissa and Joey,â€ť â€śBlossomâ€ť), Dean Cain (â€śLois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,â€ť â€ś90210â€ť), James Hong (Blade Runner, Kung Fu Panda), Hayden Panettiere (â€śHeroes,â€ť Bring It On), Jason Priestley (â€śBeverly Hills, 90210,â€ť Tombstone), Luke Perry (â€śBeverly Hills, 90210,â€ť â€śOzâ€ť), Kristy Swanson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer; Dude, Whereâ€™s My Car?) and Juliet Landau (â€śAngel,â€ť Ed Wood).
VIP tickets are available now for fans who want to secure their opportunity to meet many of the stars at the event. Fans can visit http://www.wizardworldcomiccon.com/philadelphia.html for links to VIP packages for Hemsworth, Lee, Campbell, Ryan, Panettiere, WWEÂ® Superstars CM Punkâ„˘ & Rey MysterioÂ®, Bakula, Wesley, Shatner, Marsters and group experiences with Boondock Saints, â€śBuffy: The Vampire Slayer,â€ť â€śSpartacus/Legend of the Seekerâ€ť and â€śStar Trekâ€ť Captains.
Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, produced by Wizard World, Inc. (WIZD.PK), will 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.
Children and adult attendees are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite villain, superhero or pop culture personality for the chance to win special prizes in costume contests. Event-goers may also try their hand at interactive product exhibits and shop for collectible comics, movie and television memorabilia, toys and games at scores of dealer booths.
Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con will also feature special children's programming on Sunday, June 3, with face painting, art projects, workshops, costume contest and other youth activities. Kids 10 and under are admitted free with adult paid admission (up to two children per adult).
For more on the 2012 Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, including hours, celebrities, creators, vendors, programming schedules, evening entertainment, autographs, sponsorship and volunteer information and more, visit http://www.wizardworldcomiccon.com/home-pa.html.
About Wizard World:
Wizard World 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.
The full event schedule can be found at www.wizardworldcomiccon.com.
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April 14-15 â€“ Wizard World Toronto Comic Con
May 31 - June 3 â€“ Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con
August 9-12 â€“ Wizard World Chicago Comic Con
September 29-30 â€“ Wizard World Ohio Comic Con
October 26-28 â€“ Wizard World Austin Comic Con
November 30 â€“ December 2 â€“ Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con