Wizard World Cleveland Comic Con Draws Celebs, Artists and Fans

 

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Kevin Conroy ( Batman ) and fans

 

Cleveland ,Ohio- The staff at Wizard World have done it again for the third straight year .Bring a packed comic and pop culture festival to the rock capital and this time they turned the volume up to 11. I refereed to it as a festival because that is now what it is , music , movie screenings , comedy, art and musical shows is how the weekend played out and left a very exhausted and happy Cleveland in its place. Cleveland is a city has that been starving for  conventions for quite a while now, but that was not always the case . In the 1960’s Star Trek premiered here at a sci fi convention, during the 1980’s and 1990’s both fan based and corporate operated conventions such as Creation Conventions dominated the landscape but for many years there was a lull in Cleveland and with Wizard World those times are a thing of the past !

 

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Gene Simmons of Kiss during his talk
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Millie Bobby Brown of Stranger Things TV Show

The Celebs are the drawing power for the general public , however the artists  attract the true collectors and the camaraderie and fun  bring in cosplayers of all ages !

Anthony Mackie of the Avengers film series
Anthony Mackie of the Avengers film series
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Jennifer Carpenter of Dexter and the Exorcism of Emily Rose
Dean Cain of the show Supergirl
Dean Cain of the show Supergirl
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Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork of the band the Monkees

The artists are some of the highlights of the con and its your chance to get one of a kind art from the artists themselves !

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Thom Zahler artist
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John Sloboda Artist

The fans and fandom are what the weekend is about and cosplay rules supreme and this con was full of fun and adventure !

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