Rosemont, IL, August 02, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Philadelphia’s The Awesome Fest, in partnership with Wizard World Inc. and horror icon Bruce Campbell, announced today the first ever Bruce Campbell Horror Film Festival, running August 21-24, 2014 in Rosemont, IL. The four-day event will coincide with Wizard World Chicago Comic Con and will feature the best in independent horror cinema with a full slate of film premieres, panels, special guests, movie marathons, and of course, Bruce Campbell!
“We could not be any more thrilled to partner with Bruce Campbell on this festival,” said fest director & programmer Josh Goldbloom. “From the ground up, we’ve been able to design a world class slate of independent films that share the same sensibilities of his eclectic work.” Film programmer Scott Weinberg added, “Bruce Campbell is a genre movie hero. We think fans will be excited at many of the discoveries and festival favorites we’ve lined up to screen.”
The festival will take place at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, the Muvico Rosemont, and inside the Dome at Rosemont Ballpark.
“Many Wizard World fans love horror – and Bruce Campbell is the perfect ambassador,” said John Macaluso, Wizard World President & CEO. “The Awesome Fest Presents: Bruce Campbell's Horror Festival is a great way for those fans to celebrate the genre and a perfect introduction to what they can enjoy at Wizard World Chicago Comic Con in August and Bruce Campbell's Horror Fest in March.”
Tickets for all screenings are free to attend with admission to Wizard World Chicago Comic Con. A limited number of festival badges, with exclusive access to the screenings, are on sale now for only $50. Badges for the festival can be purchased through www.theawesomefest.com & www.wizardworld.com.
The direct link to the ticketing page can be found here: http://wizardworld.ticketleap.com/awesomefest.
Early next year, March 6-8, 2015, Bruce Campbell will return to Chicago to emcee his recently announced Horror Fest, also presented by Wizard World Chicago. Fans can expect to see some of their favorite genre stars, directors and writes from great television shows, movies, graphic novels, and comics.
About The Awesome Fest: Recognized for their unique events and innovative approach to programming, The Awesome Fest was created as an outlet to bring the most cutting edge and just plain awesome titles from both the independent festival circuit, as well as Hollywood's finest, to play some of the more unique venues and non-traditional spaces in the city of Philadelphia. Since the Summer of 2010, The Awesome Fest outdoor summer series has showcased well over 200 Philadelphia Premieres, musicians, and stand-up comics, completely FREE to all who attend.
For more information, please visit: www.theawesomefest.com
About Wizard World: Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD) 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. The full event schedule can be found at www.wizardworld.com.