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Friday, November 5, 2010

Michael Golden, Joe Madureira Among Headliners at Wizard World Austin

Press release:

Mike Grell, Joe Madureira, Bill Sienkiewicz, Matthew Sturges, Michael Golden Among Top Writers And Artists To Attend Wizard World Austin Comic Con, November 12-13-14, 2010 At Austin Convention Center

Alé Garza, Greg Horn, Arthur Suydam, Billy Tucci, Renee Witterstaetter And More Than 150 Creators On Hand To Meet Fans, Sign Autographs, Sketch

NEW YORK and AUSTIN, TEXAS, November 3, 2010 – Many of the world's most talented artists and writers, including superstars Michael Golden, Mike Grell, Joe Madureira, Bill Sienkiewicz and Matthew Sturges, are among the more than 150 artist and writer guests scheduled to attend Wizard World Austin Comic Con, Friday through Sunday, November 12-14, at the Austin Convention Center.

In addition to Golden (“Wolverine: First Class,” “New Exiles”), Grell (“Green Lantern,” “Green Arrow”), Madureira (“Uncany X-Men”), Sienkiewicz ("Elektra: Assassin, "Moon Knight") and Sturges ("Jack of Fables," "JSA All-Stars") fans can meet such notable special guests as Gary Friedrich ("Ghost Rider," "Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos"), Alé Garza (“Fathom,” “Cable,” “Batgirl”), Tom Hodges (“Clone Wars”), Greg Horn (“Blackest Night,” “Elektra,” “Ms. Marvel”), Mike McKone ("Teen Titans," "Fantastic Four"), James O'Barr ("The Crow"), Emmy Award winner Phil Ortiz (“The Simpsons”), Arthur Suydam (“Marvel Zombies,” “Batman”), Billy Tucci (“Sgt. Rock”), Renee Witterstaetter (Editor - “She Hulk,” Colorist - “Avengers”), and many other national and local creators.

Numerous Greater Austin and Texas-based artists will be on hand as well.

Austin Comic Con will bring together thousands of fans of all ages and plenty of celebrities and industry professionals to celebrate the best in pop culture, movies, comics, toys, video gaming, television, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more.

Among the celebrities scheduled to attend are Adam West and Burt Ward, who played Batman and Robin in the original “Batman” television series, Emmy Award nominee Billy Dee Williams (STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK; BATMAN, BRIAN'S SONG), Lee Majors (“The Six Million Dollar Man,” “The Fall Guy”) and Lindsay Wagner (“The Bionic Woman”).

The Austin Convention Center is located at 500 East Cesar Chavez Street. Austin Comic Con is the seventh stop on Wizard’s eight-city 2010 North American tour. Hours are Friday, Nov. 12, noon - 8 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 13, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 14, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (all times Central). Tickets are available in advance or by calling 1-866-882-5860 and online at www.wizardworld.com/austin.html at up to a 15% savings over tickets purchased at the door. Advance adult single-day tickets are $25; three-day weekend tickets are $45, and tickets are free for children age 10 and under when accompanied by a paid adult (limit two children per adult). VIP packages with special entry and exclusive items are also available.


About Wizard Entertainment:
Gareb Shamus founded Wizard Entertainment in 1991. Today, Shamus publishes consumer magazines Wizard, ToyFare, FunFare and numerous books about pop-culture’s top talent, comic books and toys. Shamus also produces a North American Comic Con tour. Wizard World Comic Con – The Pop-Culture Capital of the World!

For the most recent event information please visit www.wizardworld.com and become an Austin Comic Con Fan on Facebook.

***** SAVE THE 2010 DATES *****
November 12-14 – Austin Comic Con
December 4-5 – Atlanta Comic Con

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