Stephe and I have attended the Texas Wizard World Conventions every year since their inception.
Those conventions have historically been held in Arlington, Texas.
That was until last year when they cancelled the Con altogether.
This year, Wizard got back on the horse and moved the Con to Austin, Texas.
We’re going again, and, for the second time, we’re going as media. That’s right, GonzoGeek will be there to cover it all for you.
“We are pleased to return to Texas with Wizard World Austin Comic Con,” said Gareb Shamus, Wizard World CEO. “Austin is a vibrant, growing city and our show appeals to fans of all aspects of pop culture, from comics to television to movies to music to toys, to video games and more.”
The move to Austin makes sense. Its a huge college town. Its the epicenter of Texas weirdness. Its a much more inviting locale than the barren commuter college town that is Arlington.
Wizard is returning to the Lone Star State in style, kids.
Among the scheduled guests:
- Adam West
- Burt Ward
- Billy Dee Williams
- Lee Majors
- Lindsay Wagner
- Claudia Christian
- Ernie Hudson
- Luciana Carro
- Kristianna Loken
- Gil Gerard
- Erin Gray
And don’t worry conventioneers, Lou Ferrigno will be there. He always is.
There will be big names from the world of comics as well:
- Ethan Van Sciver
- Mike Grell
- Joe Madureira
- Greg Horn
- Michael Golden
- Arthur Suydam
- Billy Tucci
- Bill Sienkiewicz
Also on tap? How about some wrestling divas:
- Torrie Wilson
- Lisa Marie Varon
- Christy Hemme
- Amy “Lita” Dumas
- Kevin Nash
No, that last one isn’t a typ. The Wizard press release listed Nash as a diva. You smarks make your own jokes.
For a list of the scheduled events, click here.
We’ll be there, so watch this space for more details.
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