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Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con 2012 Dates and First Guests Announced

International Superstar Artists Mike Deodato Jr., Ariel Olivetti Plus Greg Hildebrandt, Michael Golden, Mark Texeira and Newly Announed Batman Artist Greg Capullo Commit Early For June 1-2-3, 2012, at Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Philadelphia, PA, June 22, 2011 --( Following a record-setting weekend at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Wizard World Inc. (symbol: WIZD) today set the dates for the next Philadelphia Comic Con at June 1-3, 2012, and announced the early commitments of several superstar artists to attend next year's event. Greg Hildebrandt, Greg Capullo, Michael Golden and Mark Texeira will be joined by a bevy of famous international creators at next year's convention, with many more guests to be announced in the coming months.

From overseas, Mike Deodato Jr (Brazil), Ariel Olivetti (Argentina) and three major artists from the Philippines, Stephen Segovia, Carlo Pagulayan and Harvey Tolibao, will appear.

“Philadelphia Comic Con is a flagship event that went extremely well this past weekend. We're excited to announce our 2012 dates with such a prestigious group of artists,” said Gareb Shamus, Wizard World CEO. “With Deodato, Hildebrandt, Segovia, Pagulayan and Tolibao, we are bringing fans closer to the best artists from all over the world, many of whom haven't appeared in the United States in many years. I'm already impressed with our lineup, and we have 12 months left to go. We also want to congratulate Wizard World fan favorite Greg Capulo on his Batman duties; the art we've seen is quite awesome.”

About Wizard World:
Wizard World produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking. The events often feature celebrities from movies and TV, artists and writers, and events such as premieres, gaming tournaments, panels, and costume contests. Wizard World also produces Wizard World Digital, an online publication covering new and upcoming products and talents in the pop culture world, and is distributed on a weekly basis to online and iPad users worldwide.

Wizard World’s full event schedule can be found at

Save The 2011/12 Dates
August 11-14 – Chicago Comic Con
September 17-18 – New England Comic Con
September 24-25 – Los Angeles Comic Con
October 22-23 – Mid-Ohio Comic Con
October 28-30 – Central Canada Comic Con (C4)
November 11-13 – Austin Comic Con
January 28-29, 2012 – New Orleans Comic Con
March 23-25, 2012 – Toronto Comic Con
April 27-29, 2012 – Anaheim Comic Con
May 19-20, 2012 – Big Apple Comic Con
June 1-3, 2012 – Philadelphia Comic Con
December 8-9, 2012 – Miami Comic Con


Media Contact:
Jim DeLorenzo, 215-266-5843,
Jerry Milani, Wizard World, 646-380-2479

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
Statements in this press release relating to Wizard World, Inc.’s future plans, expectations, beliefs, intentions and prospects are "forward-looking statements" and are subject to material risks and uncertainties. When used in this press release, the words “will,” "future," "expect," "look forward to," similar expressions and any other statements that are not historical facts are intended to identify those assertions as forward-looking statements. Any such statement may be influenced by a variety of factors, many of which are beyond the control of Wizard World that could cause actual outcomes and results to be materially different from those projected, described, expressed or implied in this press release due to a number of risks and uncertainties. Accordingly, no assurances can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will transpire or occur. A detailed discussion of these factors and other risks that affect Wizard World’s business is contained in its SEC filings, including its Form 8-K/A filed on February 18, 2011, particularly under the heading "Risk Factors." Copies of these filings are available online from the SEC or by contacting Joe Favorito, Public Relations, at (917) 566-8345. All information set forth in this press release is current as of May 25, 2011. Wizard World undertakes no duty to update any statement in light of new information or future events.
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Wizard World, Inc.
Jerry Milani

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