Fisher, Felton, Lloyd, Amell Among Wizard World New Orleans Celebs, Jan. 6-8
November 11, 2016

Carrie Fisher, Tom Felton, Christopher Lloyd, Stephen Amell Top Celebrities At Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans, January 6-8, 2017

CarrieFisher2-333.jpgNEW ORLEANS, November 10, 2016 – Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD) will open up its 2017 Comic Con tour with a bang in The Big Easy, as Carrie Fisher (Star Wars ), Tom Felton ( Harry Potter franchise), Christopher Lloyd (Back To The Future), Stephen Amell (“Arrow”), Michael Rooker (“The Walking Dead,” Guardians of the Galaxy), Nichelle Nichols (“Star Trek”) and David Ramsey (“Arrow”) are among the all-star cast of celebrities scheduled to appear at Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans, January 6-8, 2017, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. The event marks Wizard World’s seventh annual show in New Orleans and the first on Wizard World’s 2017 calendar.

“We are excited to kick off 2017 in a big way in the ‘The Big Easy’ New Orleans with a distinguished group of stars from across many fan bases,” said John Maatta , Wizard World CEO. “Collectively, the celebrities who are joining us in New Orleans are part of some of the most iconic franchises in pop culture history, from Star Wars to ‘Star Trek’ to Back to the Future and more. There will be celebrities from every genre of pop culture.”

Fisher, Felton, Lloyd and Ramsey are scheduled to appear on Saturday and Sunday, January 7-8; Amell will appear on Sunday; the others are scheduled for all three days of the event.

Other stars on the 2017 Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans roster include 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), Jason David Frank (“Mighty Morphin Power Rangers”) and Chris 51 (“Epic Ink”).

New Orleans will also launch an exciting array of activities at Wizard World Comic Con shows in 2017. Fans will experience non-stop live entertainment throughout extended evening hours, Kick off the Con and After Parties, gaming, exclusive Q&A sessions with top celebrities, movie screenings hosted by stars and directors and more. Details to follow soon.

Wizard World is also the home of the most creative comics artists and writers on the planet. Artist Alley in New Orleans will feature Rob Guillory (“Chew”), Neal Adams “Batman,” “Green Lantern”), Tom Cook (“He-Man,” “Superfriends”), Ming Doyle (“Constantine: The Hellblazer,” “DC Bombshells”), Phil Ortiz (“The Simpsons,” “Muppet Babies”), Jordan Gibson (“Where is Jake Ellis?”, “Original Sins”), Michael Golden (“Spider-Man,” “Hulk”), Clinton Hobart (Disney licensed fine artist), Dan Slott (“Amazing Spider-Man,” “Silver Surfer”), Rachael Stott (“Twelfth Doctor Year 2,” “Star Trek”), Danny Fingeroth (group editor, “Spider-Man”) and many others.

Wizard World comic and gaming con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop culture, movies, graphic novels, comics, television, sci-fi, toys, video gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more.

Wizard World 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. The famed Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans Costume Contest will take place on Saturday night.

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 Wizard World 2017 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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