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Indy Popcon Celebrates Fifth Anniversary With Renowned Guests And More Attractions

INDIANAPOLIS (April 30, 2018) – Geeks, gamers and superfans unite! Indy PopCon, Indianapolis’ celebration of all things pop culture, is back for its fifth anniversary, and they’ve raised the bar again for attendees and the city of Indianapolis.

The three-day event takes place June 8-10 at the Indiana Convention Center and will welcome more than 20 special guests, including several big-name celebrities, YouTube sensations, gamers and creators from all aspects of pop culture.

Attendees can meet Kristian Nairn and Isaac Hempstead Wright from HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones, LeVar Burton from Star Trek: The Next Generation and Reading Rainbow, Wil Wheaton from Star Trek: The Next Generation and The Big Bang Theory, Pom Klementieff from Avengers: Infinity War and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Elizabeth Henstridge from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Tara Reid from American Pie and Sharknado, just to name a few.

PopCon continues to bring some of the largest names in pop culture to Indianapolis, but the event’s true mission is to give creators – of all kinds – a platform to find new audiences. Instead of focusing on one specific fandom, Indy PopCon flips the script on the typical con experience by focusing on all genres of fandom.

“At its core, Indy PopCon is a celebration of Indianapolis and everything our great city has to offer. Unlike other conventions that visit Indianapolis, PopCon originated right here in our city, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to host the event for the fifth year in a row,” said Carl Doninger, president of Indy PopCon. “Indy PopCon prides itself on being open and accepting of everyone, which is why we focus on a variety of different fandoms. There truly is something for everyone at PopCon.”

In honor of Indy PopCon’s fifth anniversary, the convention will be more interactive than ever, including 24-hour tabletop gaming, cosplay contests, arcades and more – all included with a general admission ticket. PopCon is also family-friendly, with interactive kidzones and fun, educational opportunities the whole family can enjoy. Additional interactive events including escape rooms and laser tag will be running throughout the weekend.

In 2014, Indy PopCon welcomed roughly 9,000 attendees during its inaugural year. In recent years, the popular convention has grown to more than 28,000 attendees with an economic impact amounting to more than $5.8 million for Indianapolis. Now in its fifth year, PopCon is expecting more attendees than ever and has reserved more than 275,000 square feet at the Indiana Convention Center for thousands of attendees from 48 states and nine countries; more than 350 vendors, creators and game developers; and over 220 panels, events and workshops.

The title sponsor of this year’s PopCon is Indianapolis-based tech consultancy company BitLoft. Bitloft recently announced the launch of Player One eSports, a rapidly growing community of competitive high school gamers. The company will be hosting an eSports competition at the con, awarding $35,000 in total prizes to the top competing teams.

For more information about guests, vendors and represented fandoms at Indy PopCon 2018, visit http://www.indypopcon.com. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door. Children 10 and under receive free admission to PopCon with their parent or guardian. No more than two children per paying adult.

About Indy PopCon
Indy PopCon is a popular culture and comic convention coming to the Indiana Convention Center June 8–10, 2018. The convention has reserved over 275,000 square feet of event space for more than 28,000 attendees and 350 vendors, creators and game developers for the three-day convention. Celebrity guests, renowned comic artists and media personalities will travel to Indianapolis to sign autographs, host panel discussions and interact with fans. Learn more at www.indypopcon.com and follow Indy PopCon on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Lee, Tennant, Barrowman, Miller Among Top Celebrities Scheduled To Attend Wizard World Comic Con Cleveland 2018

CLEVELAND, February 2018 Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) continues its 2018 schedule with its fourth trip to Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland at Wizard World Comic Con Cleveland, March 2-4. Stan Lee  (Marvel Chairman Emeritus), David Tennant and Billie Piper  (“Doctor Who”), John Barrowman (“Arrow,” “Torchwood”), Ezra Miller ( Justice League, Batman vs. Superman),  Matt Ryan (Constantine, Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag),  Nichelle Nichols (“Star Trek”), Jon Heder ( Napoleon Dynamite, The Benchwarmers), James Marsters (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Smallville”) headline the roster of celebrity guests scheduled to attend the comic con and pop culture extravaganza.

Lee is scheduled to appear on Saturday and Sunday, March 3-4; Tennant and Piper will appear on Sunday only; Miller is attending on Saturday only; the others above will be on hand all three days.

Other notables scheduled to appear to date include Ray Fisher ( Justice League, Batman vs. Superman), David Mazouz (“Gotham,” “Touch”),  Sean Pertwee (“Gotham,” “Elementary”), Michael Rosenbaum (“Smallville,” “The Justice League”), Gareth David Lloyd (“Torchwood,” “Dragon Age: Inquisition”), Holly Marie Combs  (“Charmed,” “Picket Fences”), Naoko Mori (“Torchwood,” Everest ), Jason David Frank (“Mighty Morphin Power Rangers”) and Thomas Ian Nicholas (Rookie of the Year, American Pie). A full list of guests to date is available at  http://wizd.me/ClevelandPR.

Wizard World Comic Con 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.

Wizard World is the home of the most creative comics artists and writers on the planet. Artist Alley in Cleveland will feature Ben Caldwell (“Prez,” “A Force”),  Brett Parson (“Tank Girl”), Shawn Coss (“Cyanide and Happiness”),  Steve Geiger (“Punisher,” “Spider-Man”), Joe Rubinstein (“Wolverine,” “Warlock”), Ashley Witter (“Doctor Alpha,” “Squarriors’), Kurt Lehner  (“Gargoyles,” “Marvel Action Hour”), James O’Barr (“The Crow”), Tom Cook  (“Masters of the Universe,” “Smurfs”), Clinton Hobart (Disney Fine Artist) and many others.

Wizard World Comic Con 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 2018 Wizard World calendar, Cleveland show hours are Friday, March 2, 4-9 p.m.; Saturday, March 3, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, March 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Kids 10 and under are admitted free with paid adult.

Wizard World Comic Con 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 2018 Wizard World Cleveland, visit http://wizd.me/ClevelandPR .


About Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD)
Wizard World, 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. Fans can interact with Wizard World at  www.wizardworld.com and on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media services. 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.
The 2018 Wizard World convention schedule is available at: http://www.wizardworld.com/comiccon .

Tennant, Barrowman, Henstridge, Marsters Among Top Celebrities To Attend Wizard World Comic Con Columbus

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Indy PopCon Convention & Operation Supply Drop Join Forces To Benefit Military

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Indianapolis, IN – April 13, 2016 – The Indy PopCon pop culture convention has selected Operation Supply Drop as its title charity partner for the PopCon 2016 show, held June 17 – 19, 2016 in the Indiana Convention Center. Operation Supply Drop (OSD) serves service members by collecting donations of video games, game systems and other geek culture entertainment items – shipping them overseas to troops on active deployments and to military medical and transition facilities. At this year’s PopCon, the Indiana Convention Center will become a donation collection site for fans wishing to donate to troops, and PopCon will partner with OSD to provide VIP experiences for select wounded veterans.

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SAMURAI COP 2: DEADLY VENGEANCE Sold Out Screenings [Press Release]

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Bruce Campbell To Launch Second Season Of LAST FAN STANDING Using Kickstarter

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Nintendo Is Partnering With Universal Parks and Resorts For Theme Park Rides!

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