Friday, July 31, 2015

Wizard World Comic Con Columbus Announces Mike Tyson

Boxing Champion Mike Tyson to Attend Wizard World Comic Con Columbus on September 19-20

Youngest To Win Heavyweight Titles, International Boxing Hall of Famer to Appear at Greater Columbus Convention Center

COLUMBUS, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB:WIZD) has secured Mike Tyson, one of the greatest boxers of all time, the former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world and a pop culture phenomenon, to attend Wizard World Comic Con Columbus on Saturday and Sunday, September 19-20, 2015.

“Iron Mike,” a member of both the International Boxing Hall of Fame and the World Boxing Hall of Fame, has appeared in more than 25 movies and television shows, most notably The Hangover, Rocky Balboa and “Entourage.”

Tyson won his first 19 professional bouts by knockout, 12 of which were in the first round, becoming the youngest heavyweight champion of the world at age 20. His 50-6 record (two no contests) included WBA, WBC and IBF titles.

Tyson will greet fans, sign autographs, pose for photo ops and participate on an interactive Q&A panel at the pop culture extravaganza, which is Wizard World’s fifth visit to the Greater Columbus Convention Center (the event was formerly known as Wizard World Ohio). The event will mark Tyson’s first Wizard World appearance.

Other notable celebrities scheduled to attend Wizard World Comic Con Columbus include:

    David Ramsey (“Arrow”)
    Dave Bautista (WWE® Superstar Batista™, Guardians of the Galaxy)
    Emily Kinney (“The Walking Dead”)
    Toby Kebbell (Fantastic Four, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes)
    Sonequa Martin-Green (“The Walking Dead”)
    Karl Yune (“Arrow”)
    Ralph Macchio (The Karate Kid)
    Will Friedle (“Boy Meets World,” voice actor: “Kim Possible”)

Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, cosplay, comics, television, sci-fi, toys, video gaming, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more.

The 18th of 24 events currently scheduled on the 2015 Wizard World U.S. tour, Columbus show hours are Friday, September 18 from 3-8 p.m., Saturday, September 19 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m., and Sunday, September 20 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Wizard World Comic Con Columbus 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 and participate in the famed Wizard World Costume Contest on Saturday night.

For more on the 2015 Wizard World Comic Con Columbus, visit

About Wizard World
Wizard World, Inc. (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, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Wizard World has also launched CONtv, a digital media channel in partnership with leading independent content distributor Cinedigm™ (NASDAQ:CIDM), and ComicConBox™, a premium subscription-based monthly box service. Fans can interact with Wizard World on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media services.

The 2015 Wizard World Comic Con schedule is available here.

Forward-Looking Statements
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