Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con 2012 Dates & First Guests Announced
International Superstar Artists Mike Deodato Jr., Ariel Olivetti Plus Greg Hildebrandt, Michael Golden, Mark Texeira And Newly Announced Batman Artist Greg Capullo Commit Early For June 1-2-3, 2012, At Pennsylvania Convention Center
NEW YORK and PHILADELPHIA, June 20, 2011 – Following a record-setting weekend at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Wizard World Inc. (symbol: WIZD) today set the dates for the next Philadelphia Comic Con at June 1-3, 2012, and announced the early commitments of several superstar artists to attend next year's event. Greg Hildebrandt, Greg Capullo, Michael Golden and Mark Texeira will be joined by a bevy of famous international creators at next year's convention, with many more guests to be announced in the coming months.
From overseas, Mike Deodato Jr. (Brazil), Ariel Olivetti (Argentina) and three major artists from the Philippines, Stephen Segovia, Carlo Pagulayan and Harvey Tolibao, will appear.
Spider-Man by Ariel Olivetti
“Philadelphia Comic Con is a flagship event that went extremely well this past weekend. We're excited to announce our 2012 dates with such a prestigious group of artists,” said Gareb Shamus, Wizard World CEO. “With Deodato, Hildebrandt, Segovia, Pagulayan and Tolibao, we are bringing fans closer to the best artists from all over the world, many of whom haven't appeared in the United States in many years. I'm already impressed with our lineup, and we have 12 months left to go. We also want to congratulate Wizard World fan favorite Greg Capullo on his Batman duties; the art we've seen is quite awesome.”
About Wizard World:
Wizard World produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions
across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking. The events often feature celebrities from movies and TV, artists and writers, and events such as premieres, gaming tournaments, panels, and costume contests. Wizard World also produces Wizard World Digital, an online publication covering new and upcoming products and talents in the pop culture world, and is distributed on a weekly basis to online and iPad users worldwide.
Wizard World’s full event schedule can be found at www.wizardworld.com.
***** SAVE THE 2011/12 DATES *****
August 11-14 – Chicago Comic Con
September 17-18 – New England Comic Con
September 24-25 – Los Angeles Comic Con
October 22-23 – Mid-Ohio Comic Con
October 28-30 – Central Canada Comic Con (C4)
November 11-13 – Austin Comic Con
January 28-29, 2012 – New Orleans Comic Con
March 23-25, 2012 – Toronto Comic Con
June 1-3, 2012 – Philadelphia Comic Con
April 27-29, 2012 – Anaheim Comic Con
May 19-20, 2012 – Big Apple Comic Con
December 8-9, 2012 – Miami Comic Con