Eisner Award Hall of Famer Neal Adams, writing legend Chris Claremont, Eisner winner Paolo Rivera and nominee Ethan Van Sciver are among the more than 50 leading comics creators scheduled to attend the inaugural Wizard World Sacramento Comic Con, March 7-9 at the Sacramento Convention Center. Adams, perhaps best known for having revived the “Batman” and “X-Men” franchises and Van Sciver (“Green Lantern,” “Action Comics”) will appear all three days, while Claremont (“Uncanny X-Men,” “Spider-Man”) and Rivera (“Daredevil,” “Avengers”) are scheduled to attend on Saturday and Sunday, March 8-9.
Among the other internationally-known artists and writers to populate the first Sacramento Comic Con Artist Alley are Phil Ortiz (“The Simpsons,” “Muppet Babies”), Humberto Ramos (“Amazing Spider-Man,” “Impulse”), Greg Horn (“Walt Disney,” “Guardians of the Galaxy”), Michael Golden (“Batman,” “Hulk”) and Arthur Suydam (“Marvel Zombies,” “Army of Darkness”).
Eisner Award Hall of Famer Stan Lee will also appear in the celebrity autograph area, along with superstars Norman Reedus of “The Walking Dead,” Chris Hemsworth of Thor, “Star Trek’s” “Captain Kirk” William Shatner, WWE® Superstar Sheamus® and many others. Wizard World Sacramento Comic Con is the third of 16 events currently scheduled in the 2014 series produced by Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) and will also feature a variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions.
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, comics, toys, video gaming, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Wizard World Sacramento Comic Con show hours are Friday, March 7, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, March 8, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sunday, March 9, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
A first-class lineup of topical programming takes place all three days at the event, with celebrity Q&A’s, comics-themed sessions, costume contest, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Sunday, March 9, is also Kids Day, with an array of activities and programming specially designed for the younger Wizard World fans.
Sacramento 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, often stopping by the Show Stage, the ideal place to see and be seen.