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The Picayune Item
NEW YORK —
Comics legend Stan Lee, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” star Eliza Dushku, Reservoir Dogs headliner Michael Madsen and WWE® Superstar CM Punk® top the standout lineup of celebrities scheduled to attend Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, November 30th through December 2nd, at New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.
They will be joined by an All-Star collection of well-known artists and a variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions in the final event on Wizard World's 2012 calendar. Lee will attend New Orleans Comic Con on Friday and Saturday, while Dushku and Punk are scheduled to attend on Saturday and Madsen on all three days. Other headliners on the Wizard World New Orleans roster include Dean Cain (“Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,” “90210”), Michael Rooker (“The Walking Dead,” Henry), Jon Bernthal (“The Walking Dead,” Night at the Museum), Jason David Frank (“Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers,” The One Warrior), Kevin Sorbo (“Hercules, The Legendary Journeys,” “Andromeda”) and the Boondock Saints trio of Norman Reedus, Sean Patrick Flanery and David Della Rocco.
Seven members of the cast of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” will unite for the 25 th anniversary of the iconic series, including Jonathan Frakes (Commander William T. Riker), LeVar Burton (Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge), Michael Dorn (Lieutenant Worf), Marina Sirtis (Counselor Deanna Troi), Brent Spiner (Lt. Commander Data), Gates McFadden (Dr. Beverly Crusher) and John DeLancie (Q).
The lineup of superstar comic creators in New Orleans is also impressive, with “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” co-creator Kevin Eastman, Eisner Award Hall of Famer Neal Adams (“Batman,” “Green Lantern”), Eisner nominees Ethan Van Sciver (“Firestorm,” “Green Lantern”), David Mack (“Kabuki,” “Daredevil”), Jesus Saiz (“Resurrection Man,” “Birds of Prey”) and Ron Garney (“Captain America,” “Wolverine”), “Zombie King” Arthur Suydam (“Marvel Zombies,” “Army of Darkness”) and Michael Golden (“Hulk,” “Daredevil”) leading the way.
Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, produced by Wizard World, Inc. (WIZD.PK), will bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, comics, toys, video gaming, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Admission is free for kids 10 and under, and Sunday, December 2, is “Kids Day,” an array of programming specially designed for children.
Event hours are Friday, November 30th, from 4 to 8 p.m.; Saturday, December 1st, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sunday, December 2nd, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more on the 2012 Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/homeneworleans.html.