Portland Wizard World 2015: Convention Preview
Look out Portland! Wizard World Portland 2015 will be making its annual appearance in Rose City the weekend of January 23-25th and I will be there to cover the convention in all its geeky glory exclusively for the readers of WatchPlayRead. Check out the official press release and all that’s happening!
PORTLAND, Ore., December 2014 – Wizard World, Inc.continues its 2015 schedule with its third trip to the Oregon Convention Center at Wizard World Portland Comic Con, January 23-25. Norman Reedus (“The Walking Dead,” Boondock Saints), Stephen Amell (“Arrow,” Hung”), Evan Peters (X-Men: Days of Future Past, “American Horror Story”), Tyler Posey (“Teen Wolf,” Maid in Manhattan), Lena Headey (“Game of Thrones,” 300) and the “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” duo of Ming-Na Wen and Brett Dalton headline the roster of celebrity guests scheduled to attend the pop culture extravaganza, the second event on Wizard World’s calendar of 24 Comic Cons in 2015.
Fans of “The Walking Dead” are in for a particular treat, as, in addition to Reedus, numerous other stars of the smash hit series will attend the show. Michael Cudlitz, who plays “Sgt. Abraham Ford,”Sarah Wayne Callies (“Lori Grimes”), Steven Yeun (“Glenn Rhee”), Josh McDermitt (“Dr. Eugene Porter”), and Michael Rooker (“Merle Dixon”) and are all scheduled.
Amell, Cudlitz, Dalton, Headey, McDermitt, Peters, Posey, Reedus and Yeun will appear on Saturday and Sunday, while Wen will attend on Saturday only. Callies, Rooker and Wilson will appear all three days.
Other well-known Wizard World Portland Comic Con guests include Sasha Roiz (“Grimm,“Caprica”), Katie Cassidy (“Arrow,” “Gossip Girl”), Bruce Campbell (The Evil Dead, “Burn Notice”),WWE® Superstar Daniel Bryan® and Divas The Bella Twins™, Debbie Gibson (singer, “Lost in Your Eyes,” “Foolish Beat”), Yaphet Kotto (Alien, “Homicide: Life on the Street”), Eliza Dushku (“Buffy The Vampire Slayer,” True Lies), Alan Tudyk (“Firefly,” Wreck-It Ralph), Jason David Frank (“Mighty Morphin Power Rangers,” “My Morphin Life”), Lou Ferrigno (“The Incredible Hulk,” Pumping Iron), Ksenia Solo (“Lost Girl,” Black Swan) and Giancarlo Esposito (“Once Upon a Time,” “Breaking Bad”).
Wizard World is also the home of the most creative comics artists and writers on the planet. Artist Alley at Portland Comic Con will feature Julian Totino Tedesco (“X-Treme X-Men,” “X-Force”), Chris Claremont (“Spider-Man,” “The Avengers”), Dean Haspiel (“Bored to Death,” “Billy Dogma”), Ethan Van Sciver (“Green Lantern,” “Justice League”), Arthur Suydam (“Marvel Zombies,” “Army of Darkness”) and many others.
In addition, all full-price Wizard World Portland Comic Con attendees will receive a limited edition exclusive variant cover “The Walking Dead” comic, drawn by one of Wizard World’s talented artist guests (to be announced shortly). Comics will be issued at registration while supplies last and VIP attendees will receive an additional black & white sketch version.
Wizard World Comic Con 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. Wizard World Portland Comic Con show hours are Friday, January 23, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, January 24, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, January 25, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Portland 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. The famed Wizard World Portland Comic Con Costume
Contest will take place on Saturday, January 24, at 7 p.m. The Kids Costume Contest will be held on Sunday, January 25.
I will be at Wizard World Portland 2015 and doing my best to cover as much of it as possible for you readers. Who knows, I may even be able to procure a few exclusive interviews for the site. Let’s hope!
For more information on the convention, check out the Wizard World website.
(Editor’s note: OMG! I’m going to miss Debbie Gibson!)