Shatner, Nichols, New Fan-Friendly Pricing Highlight Wizard World Madison, Nov. 30-Dec. 2
October 10, 2018

Revolutionary Fan-Friendly Pricing, ‘Star Trek,’ ‘Supernatural’ Stars Highlight 2018 Wizard World Madison, November 30-December 2

General Admission Starting At $9.99 For Limited Time; William Shatner, Nichelle Nichols, Lisa Berry, Ruth Connell, Jon Heder Among Early Celebrities Appearing At Alliant Energy Center

William Shatner by ManfredBaumann-333.jpgMADISON, Wis., October 10, 2018 – A revolutionary, fan-friendly pricing system with general admission as low as $9.99 for a limited time, “Star Trek” stars William Shatner and Nichelle Nichols, the “Supernatural” tandem of Ruth Connell and Lisa Berry, Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite, Blades of Glory), Matt Ryan (“Constantine,” “Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag”), an outstanding array of programming, live entertainment, cosplay contests, gaming and more highlight the return of Wizard World Madison to Alliant Energy Center, November 30-December 2. The new pricing program, which also includes a series of other priority options, allow fans to build their own VIP packages by adding autographs and Photo Ops of their choice.

Other stars scheduled to appear include Holly Marie Combs and Brian Krause of “Charmed,” Kimberly J. Brown (“Halloweentown”), Dean Cain (“Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,” God’s Not Dead), Barry Williams (“The Brady Bunch”), Kevin Sorbo (“Hercules: The Legendary Journeys,” “Andromeda”), Thomas Ian Nicholas (Rookie of the Year, American Pie) and Samantha Newark (“Jem and the Holograms”). Additional celebrities will be announced; fans can see a full listing of guests to date and other information at http://www.wizardworld.com/comiccon/madison.

Wizard World is currently developing its 2019 pricing schedule, with plans to institute lower-cost general and priority admissions in most cities. Fans should check the respective event websites, linked at http://www.wizardworld.com, and monitor Wizard World’s social media outlets for details as they are implemented.

“We want to thank our many loyal fans who have attended our Madison show and all of our other events over the years by offering this reduced admission as well as an inexpensive way to upgrade the experience,” said John D. Maatta, Wizard World CEO. “Wizard World has always been an exceptional value for attendees and their families looking to celebrate the best in pop culture, and we hope the low-cost general admission and premium tickets will encourage even more folks to experience everything our show has to offer.”

In addition to the $9.99 general admission, subject to increase as the show date nears, fans can purchase Priority Gold and Priority Platinum admissions, which also provide early access to the event all weekend, priority lines for autographs and photo ops, priority seating at panels and more, beginning at $24.99 for a limited time.

Some of the world’s most talented creators populate Artist Alley at Wizard World. Top writers and artists scheduled to attend are Chad Hardin (“Harley Quinn,” “Justice League”), Arvell Jones (“Black Panther,” “Thor”), Thomas Estrada (Disney, Dreamworks), Tom Cook (“Masters of the Universe,” “Smurfs”), Mostafa Moussa (“Superman,” “Fantastic Four”), Steve Geiger (“Punisher,” “Spider-Man”), Kurt Lehner (“Gargoyles,” “Marvel Action Hour”) and more.

The fourth annual Wizard World Madison 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. Details on Artist Alley guests, programming and entertainment stage schedules and more will be announced closer to the event.

Wizard World 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 13th and final event scheduled on the 2018 Wizard World calendar, Madison show hours are Friday, November 30, 4-9 p.m.; Saturday, December 1, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, December 2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Kids 10 and under are admitted free with paid adult.

Wizard World Madison 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 Madison, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/comiccon/madison.

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. Wizard World has also teamed with Sony Pictures Entertainment to find the next generation of movies as well as to engage in a number of strategic initiatives. 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. Fans can interact with Wizard World at www.wizardworld.com and on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media services.

The 2018-19 Wizard World convention schedule is available at: http://www.wizardworld.com/comiccon.

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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