Thursday, January 21, 2016

Mark Waid, Kurt Busiek Headed to Wizard World Portland 2016

Kurt Busiek, Mark Waid, Jim Valentino, Dean Haspiel Headline Artist Alley At Wizard World Comic Con Portland, February 19-21

Miguel Sepulveda, Bob Camp, Steve Lieber, Tom Cook, Michael Golden, Arthur Suydam, Phil Ortiz Also Among Superstar Artists And Writers At Oregon Convention Center

Portland, Oregon – Eisner Award winners Kurt Busiek (“Astro City,” “Superman”), Mark Waid (“Irredeemable,” “Kingdom Come”), Dean Haspiel  (TV show - “Bored to Death” “Billy Dogma”), and Steve Lieber (“Detective Comics,” “Hawkman”), as well as standouts Bob Camp (“Ren and Stimpy”), Mark Kistler (PBS Television, “The Secret City”), Miguel Sepulveda (“Green Lantern,” “Red Lanterns”), Tom Cook (“He-Man,” “Superfriends”), Michael Golden (“Batman,” “Spider-Man”), Arthur Suydam (“Marvel Zombies” “Army of Darkness”) and Phil Ortiz (“The Simpsons,” “Muppet Babies”) are among the leading comics artists and writers scheduled to attend Wizard World Comic Con Portland, February 19-21, 2016. It is the fourth visit to the Oregon Convention Center for Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) and the second event on the 2016 Wizard World Comic Con calendar.

Other superstars in Artist Alley in Portland include Rob Liefeld (“Deadpool”), Simon Fraser (“2000AD,” “Judge Dredd”), Marat Mychaels (“Grifter,” “Deadpool Corp”), Keith Tucker (Roger Rabbit,” “Rescue Rangers”), Rebekah Isaacs (“Angel & Faith,” “DV8: Gods and Monsters”), Dennis O’Neil (“Batman,” “Superman”), Genese Davis (“The Holder’s Dominion”), James O’Barr (“The Crow”), Colleen Houck (“Tiger’s Curse,” “Fell”), Danny Fingeroth (“Spider-Man,” “Iron Man”), Barry Deutsch (“Hereville”), Stuart Sayger (“Infestation 2,” “30 Days of Night”) and many others.

Top celebrities attending the event include Matt Smith, Karen Gillan , Arthur Darvill, and Alex Kingston from “Doctor Who,” Jennifer Morrison (“Once Upon a Time,” Star Trek), John Barrowman (“Arrow,” “Torchwood”), William Shatner (“Star Trek,” “Boston Legal”), Mike Colter (“Jessica Jones”), Cassandra Peterson ("Elvira, Mistress of the Dark"), Elizabeth Henstridge (“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D”), Tobin Bell (Saw franchise), Jewel Staite (“Firefly,” Serenity), James Marsters (“Buffy, the Vampire Slayer,” “Caprica”), Scott Wilson (“The Walking Dead”) and Chris 51 (“Epic Ink”) and more.

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. Portland show hours are Friday, February 19, 2016, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, February 20, 2016, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, February 21, 2016, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Wizard World Comic Con Portland 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 2016 Wizard World Comic Con Portland, visit

About Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD)
Wizard World, Inc. ( 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 Wizard World Store (, 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 2016 Wizard World Comic Con schedule is available at:


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