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‘Smallville,’ ‘Charmed’ Q&A’s, Cosplay, Creative Panels Head Programming At Wizard World Cleveland; Most Included With Any Admission

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‘Smallville,’ ‘Charmed’ Q&A’s, Cosplay, Creative Panels Head Programming At Wizard World Cleveland; Most Included With Any Admission

Rankin, Astin, Murray, Ryan, Conroy Q&A’s, Disney Trivia, Creator Panels, Costume Contests, Cosplay Sessions, Speed Dating, Evening Parties All Weekend Long At Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland, Friday through Sunday

A sessions with the stars of “Smallville” and “Charmed,” plus Richard Rankin (“Outlander”), Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings, “Stranger Things 2”), Matt Ryan (“Constantine”), Kevin Conroy (“Batman: The Animated Series,” “Justice League”) and Chad Michael Murray (“One Tree Hill,” “Gilmore Girls”), and workshops, cosplayer and comics creator sessions, adult and kids costume contests, speed dating and more highlight the programming offerings at Wizard World Cleveland, Friday through Sunday at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland. Most programming is included as part of the standard event admission and is in addition to the live entertainment options (dancing, music, etc.) all weekend.

Some highlights of the more than 80 hours of panels scheduled to date include:

· Group sessions with the casts of “Smallville” (Tom Welling (Clark Kent), Michael Rosenbaum (Lex Luthor), Laura Vandervoort (Kara / Supergirl), John Glover (Lionel Luthor) and Alaina Huffman (Dinah Lance / Black Canary); Saturday, 4 p.m.); and “Charmed” (Holly Marie Combs, Brian Krause and Drew Fuller; Saturday, 1 p.m.)
· Sessions with Rankin (Sunday 11:30 a.m.), Ryan (Saturday, noon), Conroy (Saturday 3 p.m.), Astin (Saturday, 2 p.m.) and Murray (Saturday, 3 p.m.)
· Disney Trivia panel with Walt Before Mickey star Thomas Ian Nicholas (Rookie of the Year), moderated by Handbook for Mortals author Lani Sarem (Saturday, 2 p.m.)
· Creator sessions with industry superstars Joe Wos, Stuart Sayger, Gavin Smith, Mostafa Moussa, Jeremy Clark, Shawn Coss, Mark Kistler, Mike Watson and more
· Action Comedy Nerd Show comedy act (Friday 7:30 p.m., Saturday 6 p.m.)
· Immersive, high-intensity interactive workshops on such topics as Cosplay Foam Fabrication, Acting, Worbla, Wiz-Art, Posing and Photography (these workshops have an additional fee, and are limited availability)
· Fan- and industry-based panels on subjects ranging from wig care, YouTube 101, Paranormal, self-promotion, NASA and the science of Superman, diversity, Ghostbusters, indie comics, filming fight sequences, Haunted Ohio, animation, Pokemon and more
· Kids programming all three days, including story time, face painting, puppet shows, dance parties, magic, learn to draw, (and Kids 10 and under are free every day with paid adult)
· Attend a recording session of the Game Fix Podcast (Saturday, 2:30 p.m.), with many giveaways; and the 3 Geeks Podcast (Sunday, noon)
· World-famous Wizard World Adult Costume Contest, Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Kids Costume Contests on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.
· Super Sonic Speed Dating (Friday 7:30 p.m.; Saturday 11:30 a.m.(LGBTQIA+), 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. (LGBTQIA+), 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 60 minute sessions
· Cosplay with special guests SuperKayce, Knightmage, Galaxy Amethyst, Meerami, Missy Mayhem, Christina Dark, Rubber City Cosplay and more, throughout the weekend
· Drink & Draw hosted by Joe Wos, for pros and amateurs alike… weirdness, drinks, drawing, and prizes (at WXYZ Bar, inside the ALoft Cleveland Downtown, 1111 W. 10th St., Cleveland; Friday, 9-11 p.m., FREE admission with Wizard World wristband)
· Cosplay and Industry Workshops (Social Media/Branding/Content Creation, Wiz-Art, Resin Casting, Intro to Sculpting), require additional ticket

Unless noted, programming events take place in the designated General Programming Rooms or show floor stages at the convention center. VIP tickets or additional costs may apply to ensure access to select activities, as noted.

A full list of Wizard World Cleveland programming is available at http://wizardworld.com/programming-entertainment/cleveland (subjects, guests, times and rooms subject to change).

Wizard World 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. The third event scheduled on the 2019 Wizard World calendar, Cleveland show hours are Friday, March 8, 4-9 p.m.; Saturday, March 9, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, March 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Kids 10 and under are admitted free with paid adult.

Wizard World Cleveland 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.

Wizard World Con – Countdown has begun! March 8, 9, 10th

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What to expect at Wizard World Con Cleveland

Wizard World Cleveland will also include non-stop live entertainment, gaming, exclusive Q&A sessions with select celebrities and autographs/photo ops with with top stars such as Aquaman headliner Jason Momoa, “Smallville” stars Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum and John Glover, Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings, “Stranger Things 2”), Chad Michael Murray (“One Tree Hill,” “Agent Carter”), Matt Ryan (“Constantine,” “Legends of Tomorrow”), the “Charmed” trio of Holly Marie Combs, Brian Krause and Drew Fuller and more as well as a dedicated kids zone and more, along with Wizard World’s Master of Ceremonies, Kato Kaelin.

Wizard World 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. The third event scheduled on the 2019 Wizard World calendar, Cleveland show hours are Friday, March 8, 4-9 p.m.; Saturday, March 9, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, March 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Kids 10 and under are admitted free with paid adult.

Wizard World Cleveland 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.

For more on the 2019 Wizard World Cleveland, visit http://wizd.me/ClevelandPR

‘Smallville’ Stars Welling, Rosenbaum, Glover Highlight Celebrity Roster To Date At 2019 Wizard World Cleveland, March 8-10

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Smallville’ Stars Welling, Rosenbaum, Glover Highlight Celebrity Roster To Date At 2019 Wizard World Cleveland, March 8-10

Superman and Lex Luthor may be enemies in the Superman universe, but they’ll be united when Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum, who starred as the Man of Steel and his criminal nemesis alongside John Glover (“Lionel Luthor”) in the long-running series “Smallville,” join fan favorites Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings, “Stranger Things 2”), Chad Michael Murray (“One Tree Hill,” “Agent Carter”), Matt Ryan (“Constantine,” “Legends of Tomorrow”), the “Charmed” trio of Holly Marie Combs, Brian Krause and Drew Fuller, Butch Patrick (“The Munsters”) and Thomas Ian Nicholas (Rookie of the Year, American Pie) at the fifth annual Wizard World Cleveland, March 8-10 at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland.

The announcement represents the first set of stars to commit to the show; additional celebrities will be announced closer to the event.

Welling, Rosenbaum, Astin, Murray and Ryan are scheduled to appear on Saturday and Sunday, March 9-10; the others will be on site all three days.

Some of the world’s most talented creators populate Artist Alley at Wizard World. Top writers and artists scheduled to attend are Shawn Coss (“Cyanide & Happiness”), Tom Cook (“Masters of the Universe,” “Scooby Doo”), Phil Ortiz (“The Simpsons”), Joe Wos (“Mazetoons”), John Sloboda (“Star Wars,” “The Walking Dead”), Stuart Sayger (“ROM,” “Micronauts”), Joe Corroney (“Star Trek,” “Marvel’s Avengers”), Jeremy Clark (“Grimm Fairy Tales,” “Day of the Dead”), Kurt Lehner (“Gargoyles,” “Marvel Action Hour”) and more.

Wizard World Cleveland will also feature non-stop live entertainment, gaming, exclusive Q&A sessions with top celebrities, movie screenings hosted by stars and directors and more. Details to follow soon. Details on additional Artist Alley guests, programming and entertainment stage schedules and more will be announced closer to the event.

Wizard World 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. The third event scheduled on the 2019 Wizard World calendar, Cleveland show hours are Friday, March 8, 4-9 p.m.; Saturday, March 9, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, March 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Kids 10 and under are admitted free with paid adult.

Wizard World Cleveland 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.

For more on the 2019 Wizard World Cleveland, visit http://wizd.me/ClevelandPR.

Sayger, Lehner, Cook, Ortiz Among Top Creators At 2019 Wizard World Cleveland, March 8-10

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Sayger, Lehner, Cook, Ortiz Among Top Creators At 2019 Wizard World Cleveland, March 8-10

Jeremy Clark, Joe Wos, Plus Local Talent Roster of 20+ Led By John Sloboda, Shawn Coss Also In Artist Alley At Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland

Stuart Sayger (“ROM,” “Micronauts”), Kurt Lehner (“Gargoyles,” “Marvel Action Hour”), Tom Cook (“Masters of the Universe,” “Scooby Doo”), Phil Ortiz (“The Simpsons”), Shawn Coss (“Cyanide & Happiness”) and Jeremy Clark (“Grimm Fairy Tales,” “Day of the Dead”) are among the leading creators scheduled to populate Artist Alley at the fifth annual Wizard World Cleveland at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland, March 8=1-. The weekend will also feature many demonstrations and discussions at the Creative Stage, as well as 20+ Northeast Ohio area creators.

Other notable artists and writers scheduled to appear include John Sloboda (“Star Wars,” “The Walking Dead”), Joe Wos (“Mazetoons”), Lilian Oake (Nahtaia: A Jaydürian Adventure), Ray Wenck (Random Survival, Ghost of a Chance), Jerry Pesce (PescEffects) and more.

In addition to Sloboda, Coss and Wenck, other local northeast Ohio area creators on hand include Ryan Finley (Topps/Star Wars sketch cards), Chad Kimes (various media), Chris Ehnot (“Game of Thrones,” “Ultimate Night of the Living Dead”), Steve Vihtelic (scupting, model making), Donald Templeman (The Last Champion of Earth), Jeff Ritchie (Fredpaints), James Holko (portraits), Kayla Ascencio (fantasy artwork), Kelsey Cretcher (vector art), Rachel Kozy (“Space Princess”), Shane Lewis (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Rick and Morty), Erin Caruso (“Super Group Hugs”), Shawn Miles (“Cybertech”), Jennifer Dreifort (“The Geek Garden”), Rick Sans (vinyl record art), Landon Franklin (“Zokusho”), Will O’Shire (Greed: An Urban Fantasy Heist) and others.

Wizard World Cleveland will also include non-stop live entertainment, gaming, exclusive Q&A sessions with select celebrities and autographs/photo ops with with top stars such as Aquaman headliner Jason Momoa, “Smallville” stars Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum and John Glover, Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings, “Stranger Things 2”), Chad Michael Murray (“One Tree Hill,” “Agent Carter”), Matt Ryan (“Constantine,” “Legends of Tomorrow”), the “Charmed” trio of Holly Marie Combs, Brian Krause and Drew Fuller and more as well as a dedicated kids zone and more, along with Wizard World’s Master of Ceremonies, Kato Kaelin.

Wizard World 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. The third event scheduled on the 2019 Wizard World calendar, Cleveland show hours are Friday, March 8, 4-9 p.m.; Saturday, March 9, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, March 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Kids 10 and under are admitted free with paid adult.

Wizard World Cleveland 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.

For more on the 2019 Wizard World Cleveland, visit http://wizd.me/ClevelandPR.

About Wizard Entertainment, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD)
Wizard Entertainment, 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, tech, 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. Wizard Entertainment has also teamed with Sony Pictures Entertainment to find the next generation of movies as well as to engage in a number of strategic initiatives. Additional initiatives may include an augmented touring schedule of Wizard World shows, fixed-site installations, curated e-commerce, and the production and distribution of content both in the U.S. and internationally. Fans can interact with Wizard Entertainment at www.wizardworld.com and on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media services.

The 2019 Wizard World convention schedule is available at: http://www.wizardworld.com/comiccon.