North America’s largest pop-culture tour continues as the 11th annual Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con returns to the Pennsylvania Convention Center, June 17-19, with superstar guests Bruce Campbell, Adam Baldwin, Pam Grier, Vivica A. Fox, Julie Benz and Billy Dee Williams headlining the list of celebrity attendees.
The event will bring together thousands of fans of all ages and dozens of celebrities and industry professionals to celebrate the best in pop culture, movies, comics, toys, video gaming, television, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more.
"The city and surrounding area have embraced Philadelphia Comic Con in a big way the first 10 years of the event, and last year's was the most attended ever,” said Gareb Shamus, Wizard World CEO. “We have an even larger and more prestigious lineup of stars and creators and more in store for 2011.”
Philly2Philly has covered the event since its inception in 2009 and will be again this year! Whether you’re a youngster looking to meet the artist of your favorite comic book hero, or a Comic Con veteran looking to meet his boyhood heroes such as Adam West and Burt Ward (Batman), believe me when I tell you that there is something for everybody!
This year, you can get your picture with TV and movie vehicles for fans to pose with, including the DeLorean Time Machine (Back To The Future), The General Lee (“Dukes of Hazzard”), The Mystery Machine (Scooby Doo), Hazzard County Patrol Car (“Dukes of Hazzard”) and Starsky and Hutch’s Ford Torino.
Children and adult attendees are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite villain, superhero or pop culture personality for the chance to win special prizes in costume contests. Event-goers may also try their hand interactive product exhibits and shop for collectible comics, movie and television memorabilia, toys and games at more than 200 dealer booths.
Special events at Philadelphia Comic Con include the “Magic: The Gathering” card game tournament as well as professional photo opportunities with your favorite stars.
Philadelphia Comic Con is the sixth stop on Wizard World's 2011 North American tour, which to date has 13 events scheduled.
Hours are Friday, June 17, noon - 8 p.m., Saturday, June 18, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., and Sunday, June 19, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tickets are available in advance online at http://www.wizardworld.com/philadelphia.html at a savings over tickets purchased at the door. Advance adult single-day tickets are priced at $25 ($35 on site); three-day weekend tickets are $45 ($55 on site), and tickets are free for children age 10 and under when accompanied by a paid adult (limit two children per adult). VIP packages with special entry and exclusive items are also available on a limited basis.