Wizard World Cleveland Comic Con Draws Fans Amid Corona Virus Scare

Cleveland, Ohio- The event organizers were prepared with bottles of Purell and signs posted in the restrooms reminding patrons to wash their hands and think of others. The crowd was lighter this year compared to the previous years but then the thought a possible global pandemic can have an effect on ticket sales and the size the audience .Never the less it was not going to stop the die hard fans from showing off their cosplay skills and meeting your favorite artist and stars. Star Wars and Star Trek were well represented along with Outlander and more animated shows then can be mentioned here . Some of my my favorite booths were Ted Sikora or Apama and Tap Dance Killer fame and Emily Szalkwski of My Asylum were some of the Cleveland’s top artists in attendance .

Ted Sikora and some of his creations
Emily of My Asylum

The celebrity talks and panels are always a fan favorite with surprise antidotes to delight the surprise the audience .I attended the talks of Jim Steranko ( an amazing speaker and the best dressed guest in pop culture ) who is the real life version of the worlds most interesting man .

Jim Steranko

The packed panel of Caitriona Balfe ( of Outlander ) gave an extended talk about her life and behind the scenes of the series .

The Netflix series Stranger Things was represented by Cary Elwes ( The Princess Bride / Twister ) who gave behind the scenes stories of his works in a very humorous and fun way.

Wallace Shawn who has a four decade long career spoke of Star Trek Deep Space Nine , working with Woody Allen and being tied to Andre The Giant among many other subjects.

Star Wars and Disney Plus were in the house with Emily Swallow who is on Star Wars The Mandarlorian and Supernatural. her talk was so much fun and she is such a talented performer .

Voice acting was the highlight of the con as Phil Lamarr gave advice, samples and stories of his life in the industry .

Like all great cons, cosplay was king and there were a ton of fans representing their favorite pop culture such as Ghost Busters , Star Trek and many others .

If you have a Wizard World coming to your area, we highly recommend you check out a day of fun , family entertainment with memories that will last a life time .

Pittsburgh Comic Con Draws Community Together

One of the best pop cultures events to attend , make plans now

aimg_3440Pittsburgh ,PA-The folks at Wizard World continued their 2016 Comic Con tour with a stop in the Steel City this weekend including the final day of today . The pop culture company gives the opportunity to fans of all ages to come together and celebrate their inner geek .The cosplay events to the dealers room to the panel discussions and celebrities is what makes Wizard World the apex of comic con organizations and Pittsburgh was no different.

The  celebrities gave intimate details of the productions and their lives including the time to answer fans questions. Some of my favorite were when Kevin Sorbo was asked to shave his chest during the audition process of Hercules and working with the legendary Anthony Quinn.

a-img_3311  Barry Bostwick gave his recollections of being on The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Megaforce along with working with Michael J Fox as well .

aimg_3412The always  entertaining Jonathan Frakes gave an intimate question and answer session with the fans including walking among them and meet them and answer questions .It was the highlight of the event for us as we have been following his career for a long time from his Star Trek The Next Generation days to his early work in North & South.

a-img_3481For the biker in all of us Ryan Hurst of Sons of Anarchy’s gave a great talk about the show , its process and his take on the character .

The cosplay family was in full force with some of the best costumes I have ever seen .

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The show continues today at the Pittsburgh Convention Center and if their is a Wizard World convention is your neighborhood make sure you make plans to go !

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