Wizard World's Comic Con Pop Culture Expo Comes To Anaheim Convention Center April 29 - May 1

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  • New York, NY (1888PressRelease) April 08, 2011 - Wizard World, producers of North America's largest pop-culture tour, brings its annual Comic Con expo to Anaheim Convention Center Friday, April 29 through Sunday, May 1, 2011. Tickets are on sale now for the event that brings together fans of all ages along with fun-loving celebrities and top industry professionals, all celebrating the best in pop culture, movies, comics, toys, television, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more.

    Among the show's celebrity guests include:
    Adam West (Batman; Family Guy)
    Burt Ward (Batman [Robin])
    Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica)
    Ray Park (Star Wars, X-Men)
    Stephen Tobolowsky (Glee)
    Michael McMillian (True Blood; What I Like About You)
    Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters)
    Richard Roundtree (Shaft; Heroes)
    Sally Kellerman (M*A*S*H; Back to School)
    Nicholas Brendon (Buffy: The Vampire Slayer)
    Chase Masterson (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine; Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles)
    Miracle Laurie (Dollhouse)
    Electra and Elise Avellan (Machete; Grindhouse)
    John Schneider (Dukes of Hazaard; Desperate Housewives)
    Lee Meriwether (Batman)
    Jeff Conaway (Grease; Taxi)
    Alaina Huffman (SGU Stargate Universe; Smallville)
    Claudia Christian (Look; Babylon 5)
    Dan Fogler (Balls of Fury; Good Luck Chuck)
    Elisabeth Röhm (Law & Order; Heroes)
    Denise Crosby (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
    Jamie Donnelly (Grease)
    Destin Pfaff (Millionaire Matchmaker)
    Amy Okuda (The Guild)
    Erika Eleniak (Baywatch)
    Jay Johnstone (former Dodger)
    Ian Ziering (Beverly Hills 90210; Dancing with the Stars)
    Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
    Stars from WWE and WWF; and many more

    Fans will also have the opportunity to meet more than 200 favorite comic creators, artists and directors such as:
    Phil Ortiz (The Simpsons; He-Man; Masters of the Universe)
    Dustin Nguyen (Batman)
    Judd Winick (Power Girl; Justice League)
    William Stout (The Dinosaurs)
    Mike Grell (Green Arrow; Green Lantern)
    Bill Sienkiewicz (Elektra; Assassin)
    Arthur Suydam (Marvel Zombies; Army of Darkness)
    Nathan Edmonson (Who is Jake Ellis?; The Light)
    Ethan Van Sciver (Green Lantern; Superman/Batman)
    Whilce Portacio (Artifacts; Uncanny X-Men)
    Phil Jimenez (Amazing Spider-Man; Astonishing X-Men)
    Mark Texeira (Wolverine; Moon Night)
    Michael Golden (Batman; Hulk)
    Greg Horn (Spider-Man; Turn off the Dark)
    Thomas Denmark, Cole Eastburn, Lucas Graciano, Mike "Daarken" Lim, Glenn Rane, Tony Washington and Michael C. Hayes (World of Warcraft by Blizzard Entertainment)

    Comic Con will also offer fans a rare opportunity to meet Voice Actors of popular characters from favorite films and television shows including:

    James Kyson-Lee (Despicable Me)
    Olivia D'Abo (Star Wars: The Clone Wars; Green Lantern: First Flight)
    Stephen Stanton (Star Wars: The Clone Wars;
    Robot Chicken)
    Charles Fleisher (Roger Rabbit)
    Dan Fogler (Horton Hears a Who!; Kung Fu Panda)
    Carlos Alazraqui (Phineas and Ferb; the Fairly Oddparents)
    Vicki Lewis (Justice League; Finding Nemo)
    Jason Charles Miller (World of Warcraft; Batman)
    Neil Kaplan (Optimus Prime; Star Craft III)
    Matthew Wolf (Thor; Star Wars: KotOR)

    Attendees of all ages are greatly encouraged to come dressed as their favorite villain, superhero or pop culture personality for the chance to win special prizes in costume contests for adults and children. Event-goers may also try their hand at interactive product exhibits and shop for collectible comics, movie and television memorabilia, toys and games at more than 100 dealer booths. In addition, Wizard World will host a special fundraiser for Best Friends Animal Society, where event-goers may adopt a deserving dog or cat from Best Friends' network of local animal rescue organizations.

    Comic Con tickets are available online at www.wizardworld.com/anaheim.html. Adult single-day tickets are $25 in advance; a 15% savings over tickets purchased at the door. Three-day weekend tickets are $45 when purchased in advance; $55 at the door. Students and faculty members as well as members of the armed forces, fire and police may purchase specially priced tickets for just $5 with valid identification. Tickets are free for children age 10 and under when accompanied by a paid adult (limit two children per adult). VIP packages that include special entry and exclusive merchandise are also available. The three day show marks Wizard World's second annual Comic Con event in Anaheim, and the tour's only stop in California.

    "Comic Con is thrilled to return to the Anaheim Convention Center," said Gareb Shamus, CEO, Wizard World. "We're bringing together a wide array of celebrity guests, award-winning comic creators, and top brands from the world of pop culture. Comic Con is sure to be an incredible weekend for fans from all across Southern California and beyond."

    For information about the show, including the advance purchase of professional photo opps with celebrity guests; participation in the "Magic: The Gathering" card game tournament; and other on-site activities, visit www.wizardworld.com. Join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/anaheimcomiccon
    and on Twitter ( @ ) WizardWorld

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