Friday, August 12, 2016

KISS Frontman Gene Simmons to Appear at Wizard World Richmond 2016

Legendary Rock Icon and KISS Frontman Gene Simmons Announces Special Appearance at Wizard World Comic Con Richmond, VA, September 10th, 2016

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Wizard World, Inc., (WIZD) the preeminent producer of Wizard World Comic Cons across North America, is proud to announce that legendary KISS frontman, bassist and rock icon, Gene Simmons will appear at Wizard World Richmond on September 10, 2016. Simmons will meet fans, sign autographs, take photographs and participate in a Q&A discussion from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, held September 9 – 11, 2016.

    Legendary @KISSonline frontman, bassist and rock icon, @GeneSimmons will appear at #WizardWorld Richmond on Sept 10.

During the Q&A discussion, Simmons will show the never before seen, short film titled GENE SIMMONS: ROCK ICON & MEDIA MOGUL.

“I’m excited to bring Rock & Roll to Wizard World Comic Con in Richmond,” says Simmons. “It’s gonna be a killer time, so I hope to see you there!”

Gene Simmons is a multi-hyphenate entrepreneur and one of the world’s most recognized personalities. He co-founded KISS 42 years ago. KISS has sold over 100 million CDs and DVDs worldwide, is celebrating its 42nd year, and continues to sell out stadiums and arenas around the world, breaking box-office records set by Elvis and the Beatles. KISS was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame at the 2014 induction ceremony, and the band is recognized with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for its pioneering work.

“We’re incredibly excited to have Gene Simmons join us at Wizard World Richmond,” says John Maatta, Wizard World President and CEO. “This is the kind of exclusive and exciting programming that Wizard World is all about.”

Located at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, Gene Simmons will join previously announced guests including Jewel Staite (Firefly; Serenity), Nichelle Nichols (Star Trek), Lindsey Morgan (The 100; General Hospital), Kevin Sorbo (Hercules, The Legendary Journeys), Tommy Flanagan (Sons of Anarchy), Joey Fatone (*NSYNC), and more.

For more information on Gene Simmons’ appearance, and to purchase general and VIP admissions for the event, view the schedule, location, show hours, hotel and travel information, please visit:

About Gene Simmons
Gene Simmons is a multi-hyphenate entrepreneur and one of the world’s most recognized personalities. He has starred in his own reality show, GENE SIMMONS FAMILY JEWELS (A&E) for 9 seasons and 167 episodes. Simmons also starred in GENE SIMMONS ROCK SCHOOL (VH1) for two seasons. He created MR. ROMANCE (Oxygen) and the cartoon MY DAD THE ROCK STAR (Nickelodeon). He co-produced the film DETROIT ROCK CITY (New Line).

Gene Simmons has recently launched two new ventures – MOTION ™ Pictures, a fully-funded motion picture company that will produce and finance its own films; and SIREN ™, which likewise is fully-funded. SIREN ™ will engage in a variety of ventures, including real estate and other acquisitions.

Simmons is co-founding partner of ROCK AND BREWS restaurants. Locations include the Delta terminal in LAX; Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; El Segundo, California; Redondo Beach, California; Overland Park, Kansas; Paia, Maui; Orlando, Florida; Albuquerque, New Mexico; and many more sites coming up.

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 Wizard World 2016 schedule is available at:


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