Perlman, Robert Englund, Bruce Campbell, Billy Dee Williams, Adam West,
Top Comics Creators Also Among Highlight Stars At Pop Culture Festival
At Oregon Convention Center
PORTLAND, Ore., – Norman Reedus of “The Walking Dead,” “Star Trek’s” “Captain Kirk” William Shatner, WWE® Superstar CM Punk® and Eisner Award Hall of Famer Stan Lee are among the top Wizard World Portland Comic Con, January 24-26 at the Oregon Convention Center. The standout roster will also include Ron Perlman of Hellboy, Robert Englund (“Freddy Kruger” of A Nightmare on Elm Street), Bruce Campbell of Evil Dead, pop culture icons Billy Dee Williams (The Empire Strikes Back, Brian’s Song) and Adam West
(“Batman”) and many others. It is the first of 15 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
artists and writers and a variety of activities, exhibitors and special
Reedus, Perlman, Englund and Campbell will appear
on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 25-26. Lee will attend on Friday and
Saturday, Shatner and Punk will appear on Friday, and Williams and West
are scheduled for all three days.
This year marks the second Wizard World Portland Comic Con following a successful debut in Feb. 2013.
Superstar comics creators scheduled to attend include Eisner Award Hall of Famer Neal Adams (“Batman,” “Green Lantern”), Mike Zeck (“Spider-Man,” “Punisher”), Jim Cheung (“Avengers vs. X-Men,” “Iron Man”), Rafa Sandoval (“Catwoman,” “Ultimate Hawkeye”), Humberto Ramos (“Amazing Spider-Man,” “Impulse”), George Pérez (“Superman,” “JSA”) and dozens of others.
Other celebrities on the Portland Comic Con roster include “The Walking Dead” stars Jon Bernthal, Laurie Holden and Michael Rooker, Jason David Frank (“Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers”), Burt Ward (“Batman”), Elvira (“Elvira, Mistress of the Dark”), Peter Mayhew (Star Wars), Linda Blair (The Exorcist), Nicholas Brendon (“Buffy: The Vampire Slayer”), Ray Park (Star Wars: Episode 1, X-Men) and Grant Wilson (“Ghost Hunters”).
World Comic Con events 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. Wizard World Portland Comic Con show
hours are Friday, Jan. 24, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 25, 10 a.m. – 7
p.m., Sunday, Jan. 26, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
A first-class lineup of
topical programming takes place all three days at the event, with
celebrity Q&A’s, comics-themed sessions, costume contest, movie
screenings, evening parties and more. Sunday, Jan. 26, is also Kids
Day, with an array of activities and programming specially designed for
the younger Wizard World fans.
Portland Comic Con is also the
place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best
costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable
character – and some never before dreamed – will roam the convention
floor, often stopping by the Cosplay Stage, the ideal place to see and
For more on the 2014 Wizard World Portland Comic Con, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/home-portland.html.
About Wizard World:
World (OTCBB: WIZD) 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
celebrities scheduled to attend