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Smith, Sims, Clark Headline Artist Alley At Inaugural Wizard World Comic Con Winston-Salem, Aug. 3-5

07-17-2018 05:01 PM CET | Arts & Culture

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Uko Smith ("Heavy Metal," "Skybox"), Chris Sims ("X-Men '92," "Deadpool: Bad Blood"), Jeremy Clark ("Grimm Fairy Tales," "Day of the Dead"), Brian Shearer ("IDW," "Doctor Who"), Lilian Oake (Nahtaia: A Jaydürian Adventure), James Morris (Sky Bound, Water Tower), Brent Woodside (Lucas Arts, Topps) and Joshua Robertson (Melkorka, Thrice Nine Legends Saga) are among the leading comics artists and writers scheduled to attend the inaugural 2018 Wizard World Comic Con Winston-Salem, August 3-5 at the Benton Convention Center. The weekend will also feature many demonstrations and discussions at the Creative Stage.

Other creators scheduled to appear in Artist Alley include Davey Beauchamp ("Doctor Who the Illustrated Adventures," "Robot"), Hap Lea (Warriors of Night, Tomb of Shadows), Ray Wenck (Random Survival series, Ghost of a Chance) and pop-culture artists Justin Trevor and Eric Trundy.

Wizard World Comic Con Winston-Salem will also include non-stop live entertainment, gaming, exclusive Q&A sessions with top celebrities such as the “Gotham” trio of Robin Lord Taylor, Sean Pertwee and David Mazouz, the “Supernatural” tandem of Ruth Connell and Lisa Berry, Holly Marie Combs (“Charmed,” “Picket Fences”), Charisma Carpenter (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Angel”), Thomas Ian Nicholas (Rookie of the Year, American Pie) and Samantha Newark (“Jem and the Holograms”), a dedicated kids zone and more, along with Wizard World’s Master of Ceremonies, Kato Kaelin.

Wizard World Comic Con 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 ninth event scheduled on the 2018 Wizard World calendar, Winston-Salem show hours are Friday, August 3, 4-9 p.m.; Saturday, August 4, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, August 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Kids 10 and under are admitted free with paid adult.

Wizard World Comic Con Winston-Salem 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 Winston-Salem, visit http://wizd.me/WinstonSalemPR.

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 Wizard World convention schedule is available at: http://www.wizardworld.com/comiccon.

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