PRESS RELEASE FROM WIZARD WORLD
NEW YORK and COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 18, 2012 – Comics legend Stan Lee, pop culture icon William Shatner, WWE® Superstar CM Punk® and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” star Eliza Dushku headline the celebrity roster as Wizard World Ohio Comic Con returns to the Greater Columbus Convention Center, September 28-30. They will be joined by many of the world’s greatest comics creators, exhibitors and thousands of fans in a celebration of all things pop culture in an expanded format, which now includes a preview on Friday evening and two full weekend days.
Lee, creator of “Spider-Man,” “X-Men” and dozens of the world’s most popular characters and titles, will appear on both Saturday and Sunday, while Shatner (“Star Trek,” “T.J. Hooker”) and WWE® Superstar CM Punk™ will all attend on Saturday.
Fans will also be excited to meet popular actors like Dean Cain (“Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,” “90210”), Lou Ferrigno (“The Incredible Hulk”) and The Boondock Saints trio of David Della Rocco, Sean Patrick Flanery and Norman Reedus.
Wizard World Ohio Comic Con Artist Alley will burst with internationally-acclaimed and top local talent, including Eisner Award Hall of Famer Neal Adams (“Batman,” “Green Lantern”), Alan Davis (“Captain America,” “Thor”), Eisner Award nominee Humberto Ramos (“Amazing Spider-Man,” “Impulse”), Eisner Award winner Paul Jenkins (“Spider-Man,” “Hulk”) and many others.
Wizard World Ohio 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. Show hours are Friday, Sept. 28, 5-9 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 29, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Sept. 30, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
For more on the 2012 Wizard World Ohio Comic Con, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/home-ohio.html.