Wizard World Announces Addition Of Biloxi To 2017 Comic Con Schedule, October 13-15

 Matt Ryan, Craig Parker, Gareth David Lloyd Among Celebrities At Pop Culture Celebration Coming To Mississippi For the First Time

From:  News Release   8/21   GCN


Biloxi – Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) today announced that it will make its first trip to Mississippi with the addition of Biloxi to its Comic Con calendar, October 13-15 at Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center.


The Tour also announced it will visit Winston-Salem, N.C., Dec. 1-3. The new cities, both inaugural Wizard World events, are in addition to scheduled conventions in Chicago (August 24-27), Nashville, Tenn. (Sept. 8-10), Madison, Wis. (Sept. 22-24), Montgomery, Ala. (Oct. 20-22), Oklahoma City (Oct. 27-29), Springfield, Mo. (Oct. 10-12) and Austin, Texas (Nov. 17-19), bringing the current total number of 2017 Wizard World Comic Cons to 18. Additional shows for 2017 will be announced very soon.


“We are excited to be bringing our pop culture celebrations to these two growing cities,” said John D. Maatta, Wizard World President and C.E.O. “We have big things in store for 2018, and the addition of Winston-Salem and Biloxi is a reaffirmation of our commitment to producing high entertainment value for fans across the country.”


Celebrities scheduled to attend the Biloxi show include Matt Ryan (“Constantine,” “Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag”), Craig Parker (“Spartacus,” Lord of the Rings), Gareth David-Lloyd (“Torchwood,” “Dragon Age: Inquisition”), Naoko Mori (“Torchwood,” “Doctor Who”) and Holly Marie Combs ("Charmed," "Picket Fences"). Additional celebrities and creators, as well as entertainment and programming schedules, will be announced soon.


Fans can learn more about the event at http://wizd.me/BiloxiPR.


Wizard World Comic Con dates, locations and venues for the remainder of 2017 are as follows (*denotes newly-added event):


  • August 24-27, Chicago, Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
  • September 8-10, Nashville, Tenn., Music City Center
  • September 22-24, Madison, Wis., Alliant Energy Center
  • *October 13-15, Biloxi, Miss., Mississippi Coliseum & Convention Center
  • October 20-22, Montgomery, Ala., Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center
  • October 27-29, Oklahoma City, Cox Convention Center
  • November 10-12, Springfield, Mo., University Plaza Hotel & Convention Center
  • November 17-19, Austin, Texas, Austin Convention Center
  • *December 1-3, Winston-Salem, N.C., Benton Convention Center


Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Kids 10 and under are admitted free with paid adult.


Wizard World Comic Con 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 evening at each show.


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 culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming and entertainment takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A's, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Fans can interact with Wizard World on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media services.


The 2017 Wizard World convention schedule is available at: http://www.wizardworld.com/comiccon.