Friday, October 29, 2010
ADAM WEST, BURT WARD, BILLY DEE WILLIAMS, LEE MAJORS AMONG HEADLINERS AT WIZARD WORLD AUSTIN COMIC CON
Stars of Original “Batman” Series, “Six Million Dollar Man” and “Bionic Woman,”
“Ghostbusters'” Ernie Hudson, “Battlestar Galactica's” Luciana Carro And 150+
Celebrity Guests, Leading Comics Artists, Creative Directors To Attend
NEW YORK and AUSTIN, TEXAS, October 2010 – Wizard World Austin Comic Con, part of
North America’s largest pop-culture tour, is set for Friday through Sunday, November 12-14, at
the Austin Convention Center. The event 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 stars 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”), Lindsay Wagner (“The Bionic Woman,”) Claudia
Christian (“Look,” “Babylon 5”) and three who have portrayed characters in “Buffy: The Vampire
Slayer”: Nicholas Brendon, Clare Kramer and James Charles Leary.
“We are pleased to return to Texas with Wizard World Austin Comic Con,” said Gareb Shamus,
Wizard World CEO. “Austin is a vibrant, growing city and our show appeals to fans of all
aspects of pop culture, from comics to television to movies to music to toys to video games and
Other popular Austin Comic Con celebrity guests include Ernie Hudson (GHOSTBUSTERS),
Luciana Carro (“Battlestar Galactica,” “Caprica”), Kristanna Loken (TERMINATOR 3,
“Painkiller Jane”), Gil Gerard ("Buck Rogers in the 25th Century"), Erin Gray ("Buck Rogers,"
"Silver Spoons"), Richard Anderson (“The Six Million Dollar Man,” “The Bionic Woman”), Lou
Ferrigno (“The Incredible Hulk), Lorenzo Lamas (“Renegade”) and Walter Koenig (“Star
Three members of the cast of the new horror film HUMAN CENTIPEDE, Ashley C. Williams,
Ashylnn Yennie and Akihiro Kitamura, will also be in attendance.
Fans can also meet their favorite comic creators and artists, including Ethan Van Sciver
(“Green Lantern,” “Superman/Batman”), Mike Grell (“Green Lantern,” “Green Arrow”), Joe
Madureira (“Uncany X-Men”), Greg Horn (“Blackest Night,” “Elektra,” “Ms. Marvel”), Michael
Golden (“Wolverine: First Class,” “New Exiles”), Arthur Suydam (“Marvel Zombies,” “Batman”),
Alé Garza (“Fathom,” “Cable,” “Batgirl”), Billy Tucci (“Sgt. Rock”), Renee Witterstaetter (Editor
- “She Hulk,” Colorist - “Avengers”) and many other national and local creators.
Also check out the newly created Wrestling section that includes such Divas as Kevin Nash,
Torrie Wilson, Lisa Marie Varon (“Tara”), Christy Hemme, Bushwacker Luke and Amy
Children and adult attendees are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite villain,
superhero or pop culture personality for the chance to win special prizes in costume contests.
Event-goers may also try their hand interactive product exhibits and shop for collectible comics,
movie and television memorabilia, toys and games at more than 100 dealer booths.
Special events at Austin Comic Con include the “Magic: The Gathering” card game tournament,
professional photo opportunities (Photo Ops), movie screenings with celebrities and others to be
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
***** SAVE THE 2011 DATES *****
January 29-30 – New Orleans Comic Con
March 18-20 – Toronto Comic Con
April 29 - May 1 – Anaheim Comic Con
May 21-22 – Big Apple Comic Con ‘Spring Edition’
June 17-19 – Philadelphia Comic Con
August 11-14 – Chicago Comic Con
Fall 2011 – Big Apple Comic Con
Fall 2011 – New England Comic Con
November – Austin Comic Con
December – Atlanta Comic Con
TBA – New Jersey Comic Con
TBA – Cincinnati Comic Con
TBA – Cleveland Comic Con
TBA – Nashville Comic Con
Fiona Cherbak, Themepark Studios, 512/916-9633, Fiona@themeparkstudios.com
Jerry Milani, Wizard World, 212-938-3482, firstname.lastname@example.org
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