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Music, Magic, Cosplay Meetups, Kato Kaelin Appearance Among New Entertainment Slate At Wizard World Comic Con Columbus, August 4-6, Most Free With Admission

COLUMBUS, Ohio., July 19, 2017 - From magicians, a variety of music styles, kids “combat training,” cosplay meetups and personality Kato Kaelin introducing it all, Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD) today announced the highlights of its new non-stop entertainment lineup at Wizard World Comic Con Columbus, August 4-6 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The initiative, designed to keep the show floor buzzing throughout the weekend, will feature national and local acts of all kinds, allowing fans to enjoy more of the best of pop culture during the event and into the evenings. Nearly all of the entertainment is included free with any admission to the show.

"We want Wizard World Columbus attendees to come away from our show with a full pop culture experience that goes beyond meeting celebrities and getting autographs and photographs," said John Maatta, Wizard World CEO. "Whether it’s world-class magicians, interactive Q&A’s with interesting personalities, live music, dance and art demonstrations, it will be wall-to-wall entertainment all weekend. These are in addition to the celebrity sessions, creator panels and other topical programming fans have come to expect at Wizard World events.”

Among the highlights of the Wizard World Comic Con Columbus entertainment lineup are:

  • Musicians James Morris (acoustic alternative rock, appearing Friday, Sunday), 1990s Something Band (Saturday) and The Closers (party hits 60s through 2000s, Sunday)

  • Thomas Ian Nicholas (Rookie of the Year, American Pie) performing acoustic sets (Friday, Saturday) and Nicholas Brendon hosting a karaoke preview (Saturday)

  • James Marsters Concert and Caritas Karaoke with Nicholas Brendon (Saturday, additional charge)

  • Dianne Palmer, voiceover actress in films, video games, cartoons, big band vocalist (Friday)

  • Magician Kyle Marlett (Saturday & Sunday)

  • Cos-Spray, a family-friendly Mario-themed music, dance, live art performance (Saturday)

  • Tom Varano performance artist with live auction directly afterwards (Friday)

  • “Combat training” for kids, including Ninja with Superheroes by Ohio Turtle Fan (Friday & Saturday), Saber Legion (Saturday & Sunday) on the kids stage and for adults (Saber Legion, Saturday) on the Entertainment Stage

  • Cosplay meetups, including Marvel vs. DC (Friday), Star Wars (Saturday & Sunday), Marvel (Saturday), Doctor Who (Saturday), DC (Saturday), Video Game (Sunday)

  • Kids Storytimes with Molartron & Friends (Friday) and Party Princess Productions (Saturday)

  • Alex Thomas and Friends, featuring Waxler, the wacky, wisecracking monster for an interactive puppet show (Saturday & Sunday)

  • Costume contest for adults (Saturday) and kids (Saturday and Sunday)

  • DJ spinning all weekend

  • Kaelin hosting many of the performances during the event, including trivia and giveaways right from the entertainment stage