WWE® Superstar Big Show® To Sign FREE Autographs At Wizard World Comic Con Sacramento, on Saturday June 18
June 10, 2016

The World’s Largest Athlete’ Joins Sebastian Stan, Evan Peters, William Shatner, Hayley Atwell, Others At Sacramento Convention Center Next Weekend

Big Show -1.jpgSACRAMENTO, Calif., June 10, 2016 – Already a huge world class pop-culture event, Wizard World Comic Con Sacramento just got a lot “bigger” as “The World’s Largest Athlete,” WWE Superstar Big Show®, will be at the event on Saturday, June 18, at the Sacramento Convention Center. Big Show will pose for photo ops (11 a.m.) sign FREE autographs (11:30 a.m.), and conduct an interactive Q&A session (1:30 p.m.) at the pop culture extravaganza, the 11th event on Wizard World’s calendar of comic con and gaming cons in 2016.

Big Show joins the all-star guest list which includes Captain America star Sebastian Stan, X-Men standout Evan Peters, Hayley Atwell (“Agent Carter,” Captain America: The First Avenger), William Shatner (“Star Trek,” “Boston Legal”), and Baseball Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson (The Naked Gun) on the roster of celebrity guests scheduled to attend Wizard World’s third trip to Sacramento, set for June 17-19.

“We love the fans in Sacramento, and we are excited to add WWE Superstar Big Show to the Sacramento event” said John Maatta, the Wizard World CEO. “We are thrilled to reward our loyal fans with free autographs from this larger-than-life personality as Big Show comes to the big show.”

Reminiscent of such goliaths as Andre the Giant and Big John Studd, Big Show is a feared competitor who intimidates opponents with his size and stare alone. The World’s Largest Athlete’s measurements are astounding. He weighs 441 pounds, stands a mighty 7 feet tall, wears a 22 EEEEE size shoe and boasts a 64-inch chest. It’s no surprise, then, that his in-ring debut left crater-sized impressions on the likes of Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair where the young giant captured the WCW Championship on two occasions.

Make no mistake: The first man to capture the WWE, WCW and ECW Championships is more proficient at delivering punches than punchlines. Not only has he won every title WWE has to offer, they can’t create accolades fast enough for the giant to claim them. In only the second year of the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal’s existence, Big Show captured the ascendant honor by eliminating Damien Mizdow. Still knocking heads almost 20 years into his career, Big Show remains a monstrous threat. Best of luck to anyone who crosses his path.

Other well-known Wizard World Sacramento guests include Jewel Staite (“Firefly”), Caroll Spinney (Voice/puppeteer – “Sesame Street”), Billy Boyd (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy), Scott Wilson (“The Walking Dead,” “Damien”), Dameon Clarke (Voice actor: “Dragon Ball Z”), Denis O’Hare (“American Horror Story,” “True Blood”), Annie Wersching (“The Vampire Diaries”), Michael Cudlitz (“The Walking Dead,” “Southland”), Dean Cain (“Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,” Vendetta), Chris 51 (“Epic Ink”) and others.

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 Sacramento show hours are Friday, June 17, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, June 18, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, June 19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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 Sacramento Costume Contest will take place on Saturday night.

For more on the 2016 Wizard World Comic Con Sacramento, visit http://wizd.me/SacramentoPR.

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 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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