'Guardians,' 'Batman,' Dushku Q&A's, Creator Sessions Headline Programming At Wizard World Richmond

Q&A sessions featuring 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Stars Michael Rooker & Dave Bautista, 'Batman' headliners Adam West & Burt Ward highlight programming offerings

Online PR News – 04-September-2014 – Richmond, Va. – Question-and-answer sessions featuring Guardians of the Galaxy stars Dave Bautista and Michael Rooker, “Batman” headliners Adam West and Burt Ward, “The Walking Dead” stars Jon Bernthal and Sarah Wayne Callies “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” standouts Eliza Duskhu and James Marsters, Manu Bennett (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey), Giancarlo Esposito (“Breaking Bad”) and many others top the robust programming schedule at the inaugural Wizard World Richmond Comic Con, next Friday through Sunday, September 12-14 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. Most programming is included as part of the standard event admission.

Some of the highlights of the more than 60 scheduled panels are:

· Interactive Q&A sessions with Bautista and Rooker (Saturday, 5 p.m.); West and Ward (Saturday, 2 p.m.); Bernthal and Callies (Saturday, 3:30 p.m.); Dushku (Sunday, 2 p.m.); Marsters (Saturday, 1 p.m.); Bennett (Sunday, 1 p.m.); Esposito (Saturday, 12:30 p.m.); WWE® Hall Of Famer Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat™ (Saturday,, 1:30 p.m); the Boondock Saints duo of Sean Patrick Flanery and David Della Rocco (Sunday, noon) and others
· Informative discussions with noted creators Joe Caramagna, Rob Prior, Jason Axtell, Gary Cohn and Danny Fingeroth (Friday, 5 p.m); Shawn Martinbrough, John Tyler Christopher, Kevin Maguire, and Bill Maus (Saturday, 5 p.m.); Gargoyles creator Kurt Lehner (Saturday, 1 p.m.); Michael Golden (Sunday, noon); animator Tom Cook (Saturday, 11:30 a.m.) and others
· Spotlight on Kevin Eastman, creator of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” on the 30th anniversary of its debut (Saturday, noon)
· Screening of The Crow (Saturday, 6 p.m., preceded by 5:30 p.m. “Creating the Crow with James O'Barr”)
· Marvel portfolio reviews (Saturday and Sunday, noon-1:30 p.m., dropoffs 4-6 p.m. Friday, 3-5 p.m. Saturday)
· Costume contests for adults (Saturday, 7 p.m.) and kids (Sunday, 3 p.m.), plus cosplay-themed sessions with Wizard World personality Damian Beurer and others
· Wizard World Comic Con Film Festival, featuring selected shorts and music videos (Friday, 5-8 p.m., Saturday, 1-4 p.m., Sunday, noon-3 p.m.)
Meet-and-greets with Jason David Frank (Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday, 10:30 a.m.) (Paid events)

Unless noted, programming events take place in the designated General Programming Rooms at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. VIP tickets or additional costs may apply to ensure access to select activities, as noted. (*Note: Frank Meet & Greets require a separate ticket.)

A full list of Wizard World Richmond Comic Con programming is available at http://wizd.me/PRProgrammingRichmond (subjects, guests, times and rooms subject to change).

Wizard World Richmond is the 11th of 16 events currently scheduled in the 2014 series produced by Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) and will also feature a top-drawer collection of well-known comics artists and writers and a variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions. For more on the event, visit http://www.wizd.me/RichmondPR.

About Wizard World:
Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD) produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, television, cosplay, comics, graphic novels, toys, video gaming, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A's, the Wizard World Film Festival, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more.

Full event information can be found at http://www.wizd.me/PR.

Wizard World Remaining 2014 Schedule
September 12-14 – Wizard World Richmond Comic Con
September 26-28 – Wizard World Nashville Comic Con
October 2-4 – Wizard World Austin Comic Con
October 31-November 2 – Wizard World Ohio Comic Con
November 7-9 – Wizard World Tulsa Comic Con
November 21-23 – Wizard World Reno Comic Con

Wizard World 2015 schedule available at: http://wizd.me/PRSchedule2015.