Jason Shawn Alexander, Gerhard, Paolo Rivera, Mike Norton Headline Artist Alley At Wizard World Sacramento, June 17-19
Howard Chaykin, Billy Martin, Danny Fingeroth, Phil Ortiz, James O’Barr Also Among Superstar Artists And Writers At Sacramento Convention Center
SACRAMENTO – Eisner Award winners Jason Shawn Alexander (“Abe Sapien,” “Batman Arkham City”), Gerhard (“Cerebus”), Paolo Rivera (“All-New X-Men,” “Avenging Spider-Man” and Mike Norton (“Battlepug,” “Revival and The Answer!”), as well as standouts Howard Chaykin (“Avengers 1959,” “JSA”) Billy Martin (“TMNT New Animated Adventures,” also lead guitarist/keyboardist, Good Charlotte), Danny Fingeroth (group editor, “Spider-Man,” “The Avengers”), Phil Ortiz (“The Simpsons,” “Muppet Babies”), and James O’Barr (“The Crow”) are among the leading comics artists and writers scheduled to attend Wizard World Sacramento, June 17-19, 2016. It is the third visit to the Sacramento Convention Center for Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) and the 11th on the 2016 Wizard World calendar.
Other superstars in Artist Alley in Sacramento include Carlo Barberi (“Avengers,” “Deadpool”), Victor Dandridge (“The Samaritan,” “Origins Unknown”), Greg Weisman (“Captain Atom,” “Gargoyles”), John Orlando (“Doc Behemoth”), Genese Davis (“The Holder’s Dominion”), Mark Badger ("American Flagg!," "Batman & Superman"), Jason Beckwith (“Taking Eden”), E.A. Channon (“Flash of the Blood”), Michael Dorman (“Logan’s Run,” “Tales from the Dark Universe”), Jeff Greenwalt (“Rabbit Ears”), VJ Waks (“Artist’s Avenue”) and many others.
Top celebrities attending the event include Captain America star Sebastian Stan, X-Men standout Evan Peters, Hayley Atwell (“Agent Carter,” Captain America: The First Avenger), William Shatner (“Star Trek,” “Boston Legal”), Baseball Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson (The Naked Gun), Jewel Staite (“Firefly”), Billy Boyd (The Lord of the Rings trilogy), Scott Wilson (“The Walking Dead,” “Damien”), Denis O’Hare (“American Horror Story,” “True Blood”), Michael Cudlitz (“The Walking Dead,” “Southland”), Michael Rooker (“The Walking Dead”, Guardians of the Galaxy ), Dean Cain (“Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,” Vendetta), Chris 51 (“Epic Ink”) and more.
Wizard World 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. Sacramento show hours are Friday, June 17, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, June 18, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, June 19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Wizard World Sacramento 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 Sacramento, visit http://wizd.me/SacramentoPR.
About Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD)
Wizard World, Inc. (www.wizardworld.com) 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 (www.shopwizardworld.com ), Wizard World Music (http://www.wizardworldmusic.com/), CONtv, a digital media channel in partnership with leading independent content distributor Cinedigm™ (NASDAQ: CIDM), and ComicConBox™ ( www.comicconbox.com), a premium subscription-based monthly box service. Fans can interact with Wizard World on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media services.