CHICAGO COSPLAYERS! Join CosAwesome udios & Wulfgar Weapons for the workshop "Cosplay Foam Building/Foamsmithing" CosAwesome Studios will guide you through your choice of a few foam builds. They will show you how to build them, then answer questions, and showing you tricks, etc. This workshop is limited to only 16 people & requires a ticket. DATE: Friday, August 23 TIME: 3:00PM - 5:00PM LOCATION: Room 12 🎟 Get TICKETS here: http://wizd.me/4kie August 22-25 2019 #WizardWorldCHICAGO #WizardWorld
⭐TULSA ⭐ This is your last chance to book your stay at the official Wizard World hotel - The Renaissance Tulsa Hotel & Convention Center using at our #WizardWorld rate! Don't miss your chance to be in the middle of the action all weekend long! The last day to book is August 30th! This joint hotel and convention center is perfect the perfect place to stay for guests of all walks of life including families who need that quick break, cosplayers who need that quick change, the after-hour goers, and anyone else after taking in a long day of the convention life. The Renaissance offers a full-service restaurant (open until 10pm) and bar (closes at 12am) open to the public! Eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or enjoy a drink from the bar. Guests of the hotel will also have access to the 24/7 fitness center, and pool and sauna between the hours of 7am and 11pm. With a beautifully decorated and spacious Atrium, this space is perfect for downtime! Check out the koi pond and live plants... Pull up a chair, or take a seat on the couch and break out your favorite board or card game to play with your friends! BOOK NOW: http://wizd.me/v8kr #WizardWorldTULSA September 6-8 2019
Dragons Claw Tabletop will be joining us at Wizard World Chicago to run the Wizard World Tabletop Gaming all four days of the show! They will have a library of games for attendees to try out. So don't forget to stop by and play a game!
While at #WizardWorldChicago celebrating some of your favorite heroes... Be the Hero that someone needs! @versitibloodcenterofillinois will be on-site all 4 days of our Chicago event. They will be running a blood drive out of room 48. "There is no substitute for blood, organs, tissue, or bone marrow. They are precious. They are perishable. And the need for them is vital. Any one of us might need a transfusion, at any time. We rely on one another to meet that need. But on the other side of that common vulnerability, there is uncommon strength. As a partnership of blood centers, we're far stronger together than we are alone." - Versiti
⭐ CHICAGO ⭐ Due to a schedule conflict Katrina Law can no longer join us at Wizard World Chicago. All autographs and photo-ops with Katrina Law will be refunded.
Film legend, John Travolta is coming to Wizard World Chicago! Don't miss your chance to meet with one of the greats at this once-in-a-lifetime pop culture event! ACT NOW! Purchase your autographs and photo-ops before they sell out! 🎟 FIND TICKETS AT THE LINK IN OUR BIO August 22-25 2019 #WizardWorldCHICAGO #WizardWorld
@projectfancare is a nonprofit team of mental health professionals, actors, and writers who put on panels at conventions across the country telling the world why film, TV, and fandom are such effective tools in the fight against depression, anxiety, trauma, and mental illness. They will be hosting a number of panels over this course of this weekend and can also be found out on the show floor. So be sure to stop by their booth! Thursday, August 22 will start off our FanCare weekend with the panel "Geeks And Depression: How Are You Holding Up?" at 6pm in Room 1. Professional geek and Mental Health Awareness advocate Mo Lightning and Angela Cummings (Associate Area Director, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention) look at the growing amount of depression and anxiety us pop culture fans face day-to-day and what we can do to combat these dark feelings. Discussion is open to those who struggle and those who want to help the struggling. Friday, August 23 - will be the panel "Fandom Saving Lives: How Film, TV And Fandom Can Help People With Depression, Anxiety, Trauma And Mental Illness" at 1pm in Room 3. We know WHY film, TV, and fandom can help us with mental health, but do you know the science behind it? Come hear licensed therapist Dr. Chrisha Anderson talk about why fandom is such a powerful therapeutic tool, tell your story, and get practical tips on dealing with depression, anxiety, and trauma. Saturday, August 24- "Carrying On: The Psychology Of “Supernatural” And Its Fandom" will take place at 12pm in room 3. Supernatural is a cultural phenomenon that has impacted the lives of millions. The characters have become models of persistence in the face of tremendous challenge, and the fandom is known for its dedication to helping others. Come hear Dr. Chrisha Anderson talk about the lessons that Supernatural can teach us and how we can use those lessons to impact the world. And join us for a lively discussion of what we do now! Sunday, August 25 - The "Fantastic Fandoms: Keeping Your Fan Experience Positive - Even When Things Get Negative" panel will take place at 12pm in Room 3. For the most part, fandom is positive and affirming -- and sometimes our o
⭐ CHICAGO ⭐ Due to a schedule change Amy Acker can be with us SATURDAY ONLY. The Buffy Dual Photo-Op will now take place on Saturday. If you purchased the Friday dual, there is no need to request a refund or repurchase. The Friday Photo Op tickets will still be accepted at the new Saturday time!
TOMORROW!!! Get the Wizard World treatment when you visit Wintrust Arena TOMORROW August 16th! Cheer on the WNBA @chicagosky while dressed and ready to show off your cosplay best and get a great deal on tickets! Wizard World is proud to partner up with the Chicago Sky for this special event! Cosplayers will be on-site spreading the superhero cheer! With #WizardWorldChicago in the area, less than a week later (August 22-25) be sure to stop by the table for a special Wizard World Chicago discount! Enter the code SUPERHERO when you purchase tickets to the Chicago Sky/Los Angeles Sparks game now and get your tickets for as low as $14! https://bit.ly/2F6n5MG * Be sure to arrive at the game early for your Chicago Sky cape! Only a limited number will be available.
The Action Figures band is made up of various Wizard World Chicago 2019 guests, including Greg Grunberg, Adrian Pasdar, Dan Fogler, David Anders, Jack Coleman, Scott Grimes, Brad Savage & James Denton **Please Note: James Denton will only be doing photo-ops and not signing. Jesse Spencer will only be performing with Action Figures and will not be taking part in autographs or photo-ops. Tickets can be purchased online at the WW Chicago event page, onsite at WW Chicago, or at the door. Concert tickets start at $40 and there are some special VIP packages that include admission to WW Chicago plus Autographs, Photo Ops, and even exclusive things like access to sound checks and Meet & Greets with the band! Doors open at 7pm, with a pre-show beginning at 8pm. The Action Figures Band will take the stage at 9pm. The concert and afterparty will follow all at Joe's Live. *There will be a soundcheck from 3pm to 4pm on Saturday, August 24th which is open to The Action Figures Band VIP ticket holders. **The 9pm show ensures that there will be no time conflict for those who are also participating in the Official Cosplay Contest 🎟 LINK FOR TICKETS CAN BE FOUND IN OUR BIO.
🌟 TULSA 🌟 (🚨LAST CHANCE🚨) This is the last weekend to get your early bird ticket discount! Don't miss this great deal! 🎟 Get TICKETS (LINK IN BIO) #WIZARDWORLDTULSA #WizardWorld
Warner Bros. is now moving forward with Sherlock Holmes 3! It appears that Robert Downey JR is ready to make his way back over to Baker Street. Set to reprise the role of Sherlock Holmes, Jude Law is also expected to return as his trusty sidekick and friend Professor Watson. Under new direction, Dexter Fletcher (Rocketman) will take the reins over from Guy Ritchie. Chris Brancato is writing the script for the third Sherlock Holmes film, with Susan Downey, Joel Silver, and Lionel Wigram producing. Sherlock Holmes 3 is scheduled to make its theatrical debut December 22, 2021!
🌟PITTSBURGH!!!🌟 (🚨JUST ADDED!🚨) @jewelstaite (Firefly, Serenity) will be joining us in the Steel City on Saturday & Sunday! 🎟 Get TICKETS here: http://wizd.me/yd07 (LINK IN BIO) #WizardWorldPITTSBURGH #WizardWorld
"Welcome to Good Burger, home of the Good Burger. Can I take your order?" Good Burger has popped up in West Hollywood! The same people that brought you Saved by the Max, are cooking up servings of 90's nostalgia with the new themed pop up! The menu will feature Good Burgers, Good Fries, Good Rings, Good Pickles, Good Salads, Good Shakes, and lots of other tasty treats, including vegetarian and vegan options. And don't forget Ed's Secret Sauce! -- In addition to all of that goodness, there will also be adult beverages riffing Keenan and Kel's beloved beverage: orange soda. Good Burger is located at 7100 Santa Monica Blvd. Tickets are $30. Reserve your seat today! https://www.goodburgerpopup.com
🌟PITTSBURGH!!!🌟 Your next wave guests are: Teddy Sears (The Flash), Leslie-Ann Brandt (Lucifer, Gotham), Drew Powell (Gotham), Dichen Lachman (Altered Carbon ) & Mark Jackson (The Orville)! FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY: If you purchase a 3-Day Admission ticket you receive a complimentary autograph with these five new guests! You will receive a Wizard World Pittsburgh 2019 Exclusive Lithograph that will be used for the autographs. Additional Autographs are available for purchase. Those who already purchased a 3-Day pass will also be receiving this as a complimentary upgrade! 🎟 Get TICKETS here: http://wizd.me/yd07 (LINK IN BIO) #WizardWorldPITTSBURGH #WizardWorld
Far from the days from Michael Keaton's Batman Era, comic-book genre films have become more and more popular over the years. A total of six films that have been inspired by Marvel and DC Comics characters will be released this year alone! With an R rating, JOKER will most likely be the most controversial film to be released this year. But perhaps the most controversial aspect of the film will be the fact that the film does not draw inspiration from the comic books. Director Todd Phillips has even confirmed that the plot of the film is completely original, saying: "We didn’t follow anything from the comics, which people are gonna be mad about. We just wrote our own version of where a guy like Joker might come from. That’s what was interesting to me. We’re not even doing Joker, but the story of becoming Joker. It’s about this man." While fans may not be happy with the direction of this film, comic-book fans should still give it a chance. Regardless of the source material, Joker still looks great and will likely have a stunning performance from Joaquin Phoenix in the title role. Joker is scheduled for an October 4th release.
The HBO show that is bringing Joss Whedon back to television has begun filming! . Whedon is the writer, director, executive producer and showrunner of The Nevers "an epic science fiction drama about a gang of Victorian women who find themselves with unusual abilities, relentless enemies, and a mission that might change the world.” (HBO). . “The Nevers is maybe the most ambitious narrative I’ve created, and I can’t imagine a better home for it than HBO. Not only are they the masters of cinematic long-form, but their instant understanding of my odd, intimate epic was as emotional as it was incisive. It’s been too long since I created an entirely new fictional world, and the HBO team offer not just scope and experience, not just ‘prestige,’ but a passionate collaboration. I could go on, but — I’m impatiently grateful to say — I have work to do," Whedon said about the new project. Bernie Caulfield, Jane Espenson, and Doug Petrie will also executive produce. Espenson and Petrie, who are both BTVS writer alums will also write for 'The Nevers.'
Akira Creator, Katsuhiro Otomo has announced 'Akira' the Anime Series is in the Works! The new anime series directed by Otomo will be a continuation of the 1980's cult classic. The 1988 feature about the postapocalyptic story of a group of juvenile delinquent bikers set in the year 2019 was the most expensive anime production at the time. The film became a classic and helped popularize the anime genre outside of Japan. A live-action Hollywood remake of Akira directed by Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok) has also been set for release in May 2021.
In 2017, Amazon officially greenlit the series for a five-season commitment for the series. JD Payne and Patrick McKay have been hired to write and develop the series. The studio has also been rumored to have been talking with Peter Jackson about keeping the world of the series consistent with that of his two film trilogies. And now Amazon is bringing J.A. Bayona (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom) to Middle-earth to direct. “J.R.R. Tolkien created one of the most extraordinary and inspiring stories of all time, and as a lifelong fan it is an honor and a joy to join this amazing team,” Bayona said. He went on to say: “I can’t wait to take audiences around the world back to Middle-earth and have them discover the wonders of the Second Age, with a never-before-seen story.” The show has been said to be set before the events of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings trilogy. This series will take place thousands of years prior to the events of the famed novels. It also believed that the show will chronicle the rise of Sauron and the creation of the rings of power. Amazon has also teased that the kingdom of Númenor which is essentially Tolkien’s equivalent of Atlantis, will play a part. Bayona will also executive produce the fantasy series based on J. R. R. Tolkien's novels.
Do you want to fight Walkers in the Walking Dead? Or take on the Capitol in The Hunger Games? Do you want to live in Gotham or Themyscira? If you could spend the rest of your days in another world where would it be?
Happy 4th of July Wizard World fans!
⚡PITTSBURGH:⚡ We are bringing back our Fan Friendly pricing for Wizard World Pittsburgh with tickets starting as low as $14.99! For a limited time only, purchase a 3-Day Admission for $54.99 and receive a complimentary Photo Op with Zachary Levi (a $105 value), with a portion of all proceeds donated to the charity Active Minds. The complimentary Photo Op will take place at a designated time on Saturday, July 27th. Due to demand, Zachary Levi is also now adding Sunday to his appearance, exact times TBD.
The Walking Dead Comic is coming to an end! Fans of the comic series were shocked when they found out that the zombie epic will be coming to an end this Wednesday after the release of issue #193. The details of The Walking Dead issue #193 are being kept a secret as a means to prevent spoilers. What we can tell you, however, is that the issue will follow the characters in the wake of Rick's tragic death. How will everything tie together? Comic fans will have to read the issue to find out! The triple-sized issue is said to sell for the same price as a normal issue. Issue #193 will conclude the 15-year saga from Robert Kirkman. Even due to the demise of the comic book series, AMC and The Walking Dead franchise are going strong and will continue on. The television series will air its 10th season in October this year. Fear the Walking Dead is currently in the midst of its 5th season. And a series of movies are in the works featuring Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes. And a third Walking Dead series has been announced, focusing on a young generation of survivors in the apocalypse, with filming set to begin this summer.
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Happy Birthday to one of our favorite Ghostbusters, Dan Aykroyd! Photo Credit: Zach Lucas
J.J. Abrams Is Writing a SPIDER-MAN Comic with His Son Lost, Alias, Fringe, these are all things we immediately think of when we hear the name of J.J. Abrams. When you add both Star Wars AND Star Trek credits (among other titles) it's hard to imagine the scope of modern sci-fi and fantasy in our culture would look like without him. As if he wasn't busy enough already, he's taking on yet another project! Abrams is set to write a five-part series Spider-man comic book along side of his son Henry for Marvel Entertainment. It's believed that the issues will feature iconic characters from the Spidy's past (Mary Jane) as well as a new villain named Cadaverous. The father and son duo will pen the story, while the visual art will be drawn by Sara Pichelli and colored by Dave Stewart. Nothing more is known about the series at this moment. However, a teaser image has been released to fans in anticipation of the comic series which is set to make its debut in September.
Jensen Ackles is set to direct the fourth episode of the fifteenth and final season of the iconic series. With Supernatural still being months away from its final season premiere, it's hard to know what fans can expect from Ackles' final directing gig when it comes to the series. However, we do know that this will be the first episode that is to be filmed. The actor has directed five previous episodes of Supernatural, beginning with 2010's "Weekend at Bobby's". Supernatural's final season will air October 10th on The CW.
CATAN Is Now on the Nintendo Switch The cult classic board game is getting an electronic makeover. You can now take Catan anywhere and skip the mess of setup and break down of board and get right into the game! Everything that you love about Settlers of Catan is right at your fingertips inside the adaption of this new video game. Whether you're a veteran or a newbie to the game, you will want to start with the tutorials just to learn the controls. The game also comes with a handy little card for the right resources you need to build. The game also offers you an option to play against AI opponents, or connect against real-life players while connected to wifi. And while you may be saying that Catan was never meant to be a game that belongs on the screen, you must admit that there is something to be said about the mess-free version that you play while taking a long trip to wherever it is you are planning to settle. (Please DON'T play & Drive) Catan is available now on the Nintendo eShop for just $19.99, along with a “Cities & Knights” DLC for an additional $5.99.
Paul Rudd to Star in Jason Reitman's 'Ghostbusters' According to reports, the actor is in final negotiations to join Jason Reitman's Ghostbusters movie. He would be playing the role of a small town teacher. The upcoming project is said to be a continuation of the original Ghostbusters franchise that started in 1984. Carrie Coon is also expected to join the project as a single mother of two with Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things) and Mckenna Grace (Gifted) as her children. “I’ve been wanting to work with Paul Rudd since my short film opened for ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ at Sundance. I’m thrilled he’ll be joining this new chapter in the original Ghostbusters universe,” said Jason Reitman. Ghostbusters 2020 is expected to hit theaters in the summer of next year.
Today we learned of the passing of Billy Drago. We remember Drago as one of Hollywood's most iconic villain actors. Wizard World fans may best remember him for his roles in X-Files and Charmed, but perhaps his most notable role was in the 1987 film 'The Untouchables' as Al Capone's top henchman. He was 73 years old.
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🌟CHICAGO🌟Please welcome 🔱 Jason Momoa 🔱 who is swimming into Chicago on Sunday to join us for Wizard World in August! Our other guests include; @mrbenmckenzie and @morenabaccarin (Gotham), @MelissaJoanHart (Sabrina The Teenage Witch), @CaryElwes and Chris Sarandon (The Princess Bride), @mrgiuntoli toli (Grimm/A Million Little Things), @mattryanreal (Constantine) and many more! Check out the full first wave lineup at our link in our bio! . .🎟 Get TICKETS here: http://wizd.me/m5qa August 22-25 2019 #WizardWorldCHICAGO #WizardWorld
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There is no question that 2019 is the summer of Keanu Reeves. But the question is... (If) When will Keanu join the Marvel universe? The idea of the action star teaming up with the superhero juggernaut seems inevitable. Kevin Feige has admitted that they talk to him for almost every film they make. "I don't know when, if, or ever he'll join the (Marvel Cinematic Universe), but we very much want to figure out the right way to do it." The MCU has had a similar situation with casting Jake Gyllenhaal in a project, before finally finding the perfect role for the actor in the upcoming Spider-Man: Far From Home as Mysterio. Feige has faith that the same will happen with Reeves when the right role comes into play. Do you want to see Keanu Reeves in the MCU? What role would you like to see him take on?
A fan asked Aquaman star Jason Momoa if he "would ever consider doing a remake of Twins, with Peter Dinklage as a possible costar." He responded enthusiastically saying - "Tell me where to sign!” Since that moment the internet blown up over the idea! Twins is a buddy comedy from 1988 that was both produced and directed by Ivan Reitman. The film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito as a pair of twins who were separated at birth. Would you go see this if Momoa and Dinklage were to do a remake?
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Anthony Carrigan - perhaps best known in the comic world for his role as Victor Zsasz in FOX's Gotham, and NoHo Hank from HBO's Barry - has joined the cast of the highly anticipated next adventure of Bill & Ted. Thirty years after their excellent adventures and bogus journey Bill & Ted must face the music. And while the details are being kept under wraps - Anthony Carrigan will be playing the villain role. Bill & Ted face the music is set to be released August 21, 2020.
Avengers Endgame is getting a re release with NEW footage! It appears that Disney may be making one final push to get Avengers: Endgame to become the highest-grossing film of all time. Kevin Feige explained that it wasn't going to be an extended cut, but there will be a few new things at the end of the film. “If you stay and watch the movie, after the credits, there’ll be a deleted scene, a little tribute, and a few surprises.” The rerelease will reportedly debut June 28.
Michael Fassbender to produce and star in Lionsgate Spy Thriller ‘Malko’ Malko is based on Gerard de Villiers’ S.A.S. series. Lionsgate is said to have plans to launch a franchise with the project. The film is said to start with “Checkpoint Charlie.” The book series debuting in 1965, and has since released 200 novels. Oscar-nominated screenwriter Eric Warren Singer (American Hustle) is attached to write the script. The SAS (Son Altesse Sérénissime) novels are a series of french spy novels that feature Austrian prince Malko Linge as the lead character. The title of the series is a play on initials: Son Altesse Sérénissime (SAS) is the French version of "His Serene Highness" (HSH); and the British Special Air Service (SAS) is the principal special forces unit of the British Army.
Netflix is getting a new crime drama! The 12 episode Netflix original, 'Criminal' - will star fan favorites David Tennant & Hayley Atwell. The series will take place inside the confines of police interrogation rooms, and will unravel different crime stories that are set set in four different countries: France, Germany, Spain, and the U.K, with three episodes per country. What makes this show even more exciting is that the show showcase talent from their respective countries who will star, write and direct the episodes that are set in their country. Tennant and Atwell will headline the U.K. episodes.
When Batman met The Riddler (At #WizardWorldPhiladelphia)
@geeksterinklegends doing tattoos right on the show floor right here at #WizardWorldPHILADELPHIA
Happy Father's Day to all the super dads out there!
Seeing double! Big Tony and Little Tony reunited at #WIZARDWORLDPHILADELPHIA
Thank you everyone who came out to the Ghostbusters Fan Fest screening last night! The Sony Lot opens at noon today. It's time to get slimed! #Ghostbusters35 #WizardWorldGBFanFest
Happy 35th Anniversary to Ghostbusters! Here is another GB fun fact for you! The inspiration for Ghostbusters came from Dan Aykroyd and his family as he was surrounded by spiritualists. His great-grandfather was a known psychic investigator who conducted seances. His grandfather was an engineer, and allegedly tried to create a high-vibration crystal radio that could contact the spirit world. Dan's father, Peter, kept a library of books about spooky subjects (including his great grandfather’s seances). Of course all of this kept the thoughts of ghosts and ghouls in the back of his mind. But it wasn't until 1979, after he left Saturday Night Live when he came across an article about parapsychology in an American Society of Psychical Research publication, which ultimately inspired Ghostbusters!