Somerhalder, Shatner, Gillan Q&As Top Panels at Wizard World Cleveland Fri-Sun

Interactive Sessions with Bruce Campbell, WWE® Superstar Dolph Ziggler™ and WWE® Diva Paige, Costume Contests, Comics Creator Panels, "Critical Hit" Concert, "The Crow" Screening Featured at Inaugural Show.

Cleveland, OH, February 18, 2015 --( Q&A sessions with Ian Somerhalder (“The Vampire Diaries”), William Shatner (“Star Trek”), Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead), Karen Gillan (“Doctor Who,” Guardians of the Galaxy), a concert by videogame tribute band “Critical Hit,” screening of The Crow, costume contests, comics creator panels and more are among the programming highlights scheduled at the inaugural Wizard World Comic Con Cleveland, Friday through Sunday at the Cleveland Convention Center. Most programming is included as part of the standard event admission.

Some highlights of the more than 50 panels scheduled include:

Interactive Q&As with Shatner (Saturday, 1 p.m.), Somerhalder (Saturday, noon), Campbell (Saturday, 4 p.m.), Gillan (Saturday, 3 p.m.), and Michael Rowe (Sunday, 12:30), and (Saturday, 11:00 a.m.)

Dual Q&A sessions with WWE® Superstar Dolph Ziggler™ and WWE® Diva Paige (Saturday, 1:30 p.m.), Guardians of the Galaxy duo Sean Gunn and Gregg Henry (Saturday, 4:30 p.m.), and The Lord of the Rings tandem Billy Boyd and Graham McTavish (Sunday, noon)

Q&A with “The Walking Dead’s" Scott Wilson (Sunday, 1 p.m.), “one-on-one” with Drea De Matteo (“Sons of Anarchy,” Sunday, 1:30 p.m.), and “go out for a bite” with “Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s” James Marsters (Sunday, 2 p.m.) and more

World Of Warcraft Composer Jason Hayes Presents: Behind The Music With “Critical Hit” (Saturday, 3:30 p.m.). Then at 6 p.m., the band performs original arrangements and electrifying live concerts of music from the most celebrated video games of all time.

Costume contests for adults (Saturday, 7 p.m.) and kids (Sunday, 3:30 p.m.), plus cosplay-themed sessions with Wizard World personality Damian Beurer, veteran cosplayer Mogchelle and others.

Comics-themed sessions with Michael Golden (“Storytelling,” Saturday, 12:30 p.m.), and Tom Cook (“Tarzan,” Saturday, 2:30 p.m.) and others.

Screening of The Crow (Saturday, 7 p.m.), preceded by a Q&A with creator James O’Barr (6:30 p.m.)

Green Ranger Half Hour of Power with Jason David Frank (“Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), a karate class for all ages (Sunday, 1:30 p.m.)

Special effects workshop with the master, Robert Kurtzman (Saturday, 12:30 p.m.)

Meet-and-greet with Frank (Saturday, 11 a.m.) (Paid event)

Unless noted, programming events take place in the designated General Programming Rooms at the Cleveland Convention Center. VIP tickets or additional costs may apply to ensure access to select activities, as noted. (*Note: Frank Meet & Greet requires a separate ticket.)

A full list of Wizard World Comic Con Cleveland programming is available at (subjects, guests, times and rooms subject to change).

Wizard World Comic Con Cleveland is the fifth of 27 events currently scheduled in the 2015 series produced by Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD). For more on the event, visit

About Wizard World
Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD) produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, television, cosplay, comics, graphic novels, toys, video gaming, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A's, the Wizard World Film Festival, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Wizard World also produces socialcon featuring social media stars and will be launching ConTV, a digital media channel in partnership with leading independent content distributor Cinedigm™ (NASDAQ: CIDM).

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Jerry Milani