April 2, 2020

Wizard World Comic Con Comes to CLE Feb 20-22

Comic ConNortheast Ohio is currently buried in snow and frozen in sub zero temperatures, but it is bracing for an invasion this weekend:  the 2015 Wizard World Comic Con Cleveland will invade the Cleveland Convention Center starting this Friday (February 20, 2015).  Comic Con Cleveland will feature many celebrities and artists in both film, screen, and the pages of comics including horror icons Bruce CampbellRobert Kurtzman, and many others.

The full slate of guests can be found HERE.

For Scaretissue purposes, I’ll be focusing on the horror side of the event.  However, there’s stuff here for the entire family including meeting and watching a karate demonstration by former Green Ranger Jason David Frank. William Shatner is always interesting for kids of all ages, as is the Delorean from Back to the Future.  Every 80s kid loved Lou Ferrigno‘s Hulk persona.  2015 is the first year that a network television station has not aired Saturday morning cartoons since 1960, animator/director Tom Cook pays tribute to the shows that shaped our youth every Saturday morning.  If you’re looking to possibly start a family, the popular speed dating program Love Is In The Air returns in hopes of helping you find that someone special.  And, of course, cosplay will rule the aisles of vendors and guests.

Standard admission is sold out to the event, but VIP admission is still available.  All VIP attendees will receive (2) limited-edition, exclusive cover variants of The Walking Dead #1 by Greg Horn (who will be available for autographs), an exclusive VIP pass that allows attendees early access to the show, as well as guest specific perks that include autograph line jumps, meet and greets, and access to certain events.  The general VIP pass is $199.99 and comes with 3 day admission.

For more information, please visit www.wizardworld.com or visit its facebook or twitter page for the latest news.  The Cleveland Convention Center is located at 300 Lakeside Drive, Cleveland, OH 44113.  Tickets can be purchased through wizardworld.com.

We hope to see you out there!

Trapjaw

Trapjaw

I love horror movies, and I have since I was young. My favorite genre is the zombie genre, but it has completely been overdone in the last few years. I'm not a big fan of the horror movie formula, and I love it when a director turns it on its head. Please follow me on twitter (@_trapjaw_) and like me on facebook (scaretissuetrapjaw) for updates and to be immediately informed of new posts/projects.

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  1. Just got this PR release after releasing the above article:

    Ian Somerhalder, William Shatner, Karen Gillan Q&As Highlight Programming at Wizard World Comic Cleveland This Weekend
    Interactive Sessions with Bruce Campbell, WWE® Superstar Dolph Ziggler™ and WWE® Diva Paige, Costume Contests, Comics Creator Panels, ‘Critical Hit’ Concert, ‘The Crow’ Screening Featured At Inaugural Show At Cleveland Convention Center

    William Shatner Panel.jpgCLEVELAND, February 16, 2015 – Q&A sessions with Ian Somerhalder (“The Vampire Diaries”), William Shatner (“Star Trek”), Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead), Karen Gillan (“Doctor Who,” Guardians of the Galaxy ), a concert by videogame tribute band “Critical Hit,” screening of The Crow, costume contests, comics creator panels and more are among the programming highlights scheduled at the inaugural Wizard World Comic Con Cleveland, Friday through Sunday at the Cleveland Convention Center. Most programming is included as part of the standard event admission.

    Some highlights of the more than 50 panels scheduled include:
    Interactive Q&As with Shatner (Saturday, 1 p.m.), Somerhalder (Saturday, noon), Campbell (Saturday, 4 p.m.), Gillan (Saturday, 3 p.m.), and Michael Rowe (Sunday, 12:30), and (Saturday, 11:00 a.m.)
    Dual Q&A sessions with WWE® Superstar Dolph Ziggler™ and WWE® Diva Paige (Saturday, 1:30 p.m.), Guardians of the Galaxy duo Sean Gunn and Gregg Henry (Saturday, 4:30 p.m.), and The Lord of the Rings tandem Billy Boyd and Graham McTavish (Sunday, noon)
    Q&A with “The Walking Dead’s” Scott Wilson (Sunday, 1 p.m.), “one-on-one” with Drea De Matteo (“Sons of Anarchy,” Sunday, 1:30 p.m.), and “go out for a bite” with “Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s” James Marsters (Sunday, 2 p.m.) and more
    World Of Warcraft Composer Jason Hayes Presents: Behind The Music With “Critical Hit” (Saturday, 3:30 p.m.). Then at 6 p.m., the band performs original arrangements and electrifying live concerts of music from the most celebrated videogames of all time
    Costume contests for adults (Saturday, 7 p.m.) and kids (Sunday, 3:30 p.m.), plus cosplay-themed sessions with Wizard World personality Damian Beurer, veteran cosplayer Mogchelle and others
    Comics-themed sessions with Michael Golden (“Storytelling,” Saturday, 12:30 p.m.), and Tom Cook (“Tarzan,” Saturday, 2:30 p.m.) and others
    Screening of The Crow (Saturday, 7 p.m.), preceded by a Q&A with creator James O’Barr (6:30 p.m.)
    Green Ranger Half Hour of Power with Jason David Frank (“Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) , a karate class for all ages (Sunday, 1:30 p.m.)
    Special effects workshop with the master, Robert Kurtzman (Saturday, 12:30 p.m.)
    Meet-and-greet with Frank (Saturday, 11 a.m.) (Paid event)

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

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

    Wizard World Comic Con Cleveland is the fifth of 27 events currently scheduled in the 2015 series produced by Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD). For more on the event, visit http://www.wizd.me/ClevelandPR .

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