JSA, Wizard World Announce Autograph Authentication Partnership
May 13, 2016

Fans Can Purchase Online Or At Autograph Kiosk At Wizard World Comic Con Shows From Worldwide Leader in Authentication Beginning This Weekend in Des Moines, June 2-5 in Philadelphia

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LOS ANGELES, May 11, 2016 – Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) and James Spence Authentication (JSA) today announced a partnership by which Wizard World Comic Con attendees can utilize the services of the leader in autograph authentication on line or at the autograph kiosk at Wizard World events beginning this weekend in Des Moines and June 2-5 in Philadelphia.

JSA will offer a variety of authentication services through the agreement. The Wizard World / JSA Autograph Authentication Service COA, for $20.00 flat fee per signer for a Basic Certificate of Authenticity (includes 8x10s / memorabilia); and Wizard World / JSA Autograph Authentication Service LOA for $40.00 flat fee per signer for Letter of Authenticity (high-end items valued at Over $200 (i.e. Original Artwork, etc).

Fans can follow http://wizd.me/JSADesMoines or http://wizd.me/JSAPhiladelphia to purchase online for those respective shows.

“Wizard World is thrilled to partner with JSA to Authenticate and Witness Autographs from our many celebrity guests,” said Randy Malinoff, Wizard World COO. “JSA is the leader in Autograph authentication and now are fans can leave feeling satisfied that all their signatures are preserved and authenticated for life!”

“JSA is honored to be entrusted with the Wizard World crusade of collecting authenticated autographed entertainment,” said James Spence Jr., JSA Managing Member. “Expect to see our proven celebrity certification on the ‘A-List’ of all serious and coveted signatures.”

Chloe Bennet (“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”), Casper Crump (“Legends of Tomorrow”), WWE® Superstars Dean Ambrose™ and Sasha Banks™, Billy Boyd (The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World ) and Rebecca Mader (“Once Upon a Time,” “Lost”) headline the roster of celebrities attending Wizard World Comic Con Des Moines, Friday through Sunday at the Iowa Events Center.

Marvel franchise headliners Chris Evans (Captain America:The First Avenger, The Winter Soldier, Civil War ), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers), Sebastian Stan (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The First Avenger) and Anthony Mackie ( Captain America: Civil War, The Winter Soldier, Avengers) and others plus Back to the Future stars Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson, David Duchovny (“The X-Files”), Norman Reedus (“The Walking Dead”) and WWE® Superstar John Cena® are among the stars attending Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia, June 2-5, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Wizard World comic and gaming 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.

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.

About JSA

Autograph collecting is a Spence family tradition that has been passed down through four generations. Following his grandfather and father, founder James Spence Jr. started out as an avid collector of sports memorabilia. Collecting autographs turned into a business as he traveled across the country attending major trade shows buying and selling memorabilia. His passion for autographs led him to extensive research and compiling an autograph exemplar library, which is second to none in the autograph industry today. James, Jr’s reputation within the autograph world caught the attention of major auction houses across the country, which then employed his authentication services for their upcoming auctions. Thirty years later James Spence has built a worldwide reputation as the premier autograph authenticator in the world.

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-fi, pop culture, movies, television, cosplay, comics, graphic novels, toys, video gaming, sci-fi, gaming, 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 Wizard World Music (www.wizardworldmusic.com ), Wizard World Store (www.shopwizardworld.com), CONtv, a digital media channel in partnership with leading independent content distributor Cinedigm™ (NASDAQ: CIDM), and ComicConBox™ ( www.comicconbox.com), a premium subscription-based monthly box service. Fans can interact with Wizard World on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media services.

The Wizard World 2016 schedule is available at: http://wizardworld.com/searchby/city/

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 www.ActionFigureInsider.com. 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 MSNBC.com, Time.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, CNN.com, AssociatedPress.com Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, 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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