Dean Haspiel, Rob Guillory, Ty Templeton, Neal Adams Headline Artist Alley At @WizardWorld Comic Con New Orleans, January 6-8
December 7, 2016

Tom Cook, Danny Fingeroth, Phil Ortiz, Billy Martin, Steve Geiger, Michael Golden, Howard Chaykin Also Among Superstar Artists And Writers At New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center


Adventure-Time-Cover-Rob Guillory.jpgNEW ORLEANS, December 6, 2016 – Eisner Award winners Dean Haspiel (“Bored to Death,” “Billy Dogma”), Rob Guillory (“Chew”), Ty Templeton (“Batman & Robin Adventures,” “JLA”), Neal Adams (“Batman,” “Green Lantern”), Tom Cook (“Justice League,” “Batman”), Billy Martin (“TMNT,” lead guitarist, Good Charlotte), Danny Fingeroth (“Spider-Man,” “Iron Man”) and Phil Ortiz (“The Simpsons,” “Muppet Babies”), are among the leading comics artists and writers scheduled to attend Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans, January 6-8. It is the seventh visit to the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center for Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) and the first event on the 2017 Wizard World Comic Con calendar.

Other superstar creators in Artist Alley in New Orleans include Arthur Suydam (“Marvel Zombies,” “Army of Darkness”), Michael Golden (“Batman,” “Spider-Man”), Howard Chaykin (“Avengers 1959,”  “JSA”), Steve Geiger (“Bloodshot,” “Scion”), Fred Van Lente (“Marvel Zombies,” “Incredible Hercules”), Pere Perez (“Faith,” “Archer & Armstrong”), Sam Humphries (“Our Love is Real,” “Jonsey”), Dr. Travis Langley (“Batman and Psychology”), Joe Quinones (“Howard the Duck,” “Savage Wolverine”), Victor Dandridge (“The Samaritan,” “Origins Unknown”), Genese Davis (“The Holder’s Dominion ), Clinton Hobart (Disney licensed fine artist) and many others.


Top celebrities attending the event include Carrie Fisher ( Star Wars), Tom Felton (Harry Potter franchise), Christopher Lloyd and Tom Wilson (Back To The Future), Stephen Amell (“Arrow”), David Duchovny (“The X-Files,” “Californication”), Michael Rooker (“The Walking Dead,” Guardians of the Galaxy), WWE® Superstars Batista ™ (Dave Bautista) and Finn Bálor™, Nichelle Nichols (“Star Trek”), David Ramsey (“Arrow”), Michael Cudlitz (“The Walking Dead”), Jewel Staite (Serenity, “Firefly”), Theo Rossi (“Luke Cage,” “Sons of Anarchy”), Ray Park (Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, X-Men), Sean Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy , “Gilmore Girls”), Peter Mayhew (Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope, Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back ), Sam Jones (“The Flash,” Ted), Ryan Hurst (“Sons of Anarchy”), Joonas Suotamo ( Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens), and more.


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, cosplay, comics, television, sci-fi, toys, video gaming, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. The first event on the 2017 Wizard World calendar, New Orleans show hours are Friday, January 6, 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.; Saturday, January 7, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sunday, January 8, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.


For more on the 2017 Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans, visit .


About Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD)

Wizard World, Inc. ( ) produces comic, gaming and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop culture, movies, television, cosplay, comics, gaming, graphic novels, toys, sci-fi, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A’s, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Wizard World has also launched ComicConBox™ (, a premium subscription-based monthly box service and Wizard World Rewards among its initiatives. Fans can interact with Wizard World on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media services.

The 2017 Wizard World Comic Con schedule is available at: .

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on,, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post,,,, Boing-Boing,, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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