Monday, April 18, 2016

Colleen Doran, Michael Golden Among Top Comics Creators at 2016 Wizard World Des Moines

Colleen Doran, Peter David, Phil Hester, Guy Gilchrist Among Top Comics Creators To Attend Wizard World Des Moines, May 13-15

Danny Fingeroth, Clinton Hobart, Arthur Suydam, James O’Barr, Tom Cook, Michael Golden Also Headline Artist Alley At Iowa Events Center

DES MOINES, April 14, 2016 – Eisner Award winners Colleen Doran (“Sandman,” “The Vampire Diaries”), Peter David (“The Incredible Hulk,” “Spider-Man 2099”), and Phil Hester (“Wonder Woman,” “Green Hornet”), as well as Guy Gilchrist (writer/cartoonist, “Nancy,” “Muppet Babies”), Tom Cook ("He-Man," "She-Ra"), Michael Golden (“Batman,” “Spider-Man”), Clinton Hobart (Disney fine art), Danny Fingeroth (group editor, “Spider-Man”), James O’Barr (“The Crow”), Mark Kistler (PBS Television , “The Secret City”), and Arthur Suydam (“Marvel Zombies” “Army of Darkness”) are among the leading comics artists and writers scheduled to attend Wizard World Des Moines, May 13-15, 2016 at the Iowa Events Center. It is the ninth comic con event on the 2016 Wizard World calendar and second year for the show in Des Moines.

Other top Wizard World Des Moines Artist Alley guests include Barbara Slate (“betty and Veronica,” “Archie”), Mikey Babinski (“Scarlet Spider,” writer - “Iron Man”), Andy Brase (“Assassin’s Creed,” “The Incredible Hulk”), Rob Schamberger (“WWE”), Jeremiah Lambert (“Transformers,” “Tonka Truck”), Victor Dandridge (“Vantage: Inhouse”), Tim Lundmark (“Hell Has Become Our Home: A Poetic Narrative on the Duality of Marriage”), Mike Maydak (“1782: The Year of Blood,” “The Blackbeard Legacy”), Jim Mehsling (“Into the Void,” “Bounty Hunter: The Interview”), Todd Nauck (“Wildguard,” “Amazing Spider-Man”), Ant Lucia (“DC Comics Bombshells”) and many others.

Wizard World comic and gaming 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. Wizard World Des Moines show hours are Friday, May 13, 2016 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, May 14, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, May 15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Wizard World Des Moines 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 Des Moines, visit

About Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD)
Wizard World, Inc. ( produces comic, gaming 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 ( ), Wizard World Music (, 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.

Wizard World 2016 schedule available at:


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