Wizard World has announced that at Wizard World events, beginning with this weekend’s convention in Des Moines, attendees will be able to get their autographs authenticated by James Spence Authentication.
The service will range from $20 for a Certificate of Authenticity to $40 for a Letter of Authenticity for high end collectibles valued at over $200.
Randy Malinoff, Wizard World COO, said that the vision for the Wizard World / JSA partnership was that “…fans can leave feeling satisfied that all their signatures are preserved and authenticated for life!”
Official press release:
JSA, Wizard World Announce Autograph Authentication Partnership
Fans Can Purchase Online Or At Autograph Kiosk At Wizard World Comic Con Shows From Worldwide Leader in Authentication Beginning This Weekend in Des Moines, June 2-5 in Philadelphia
LOS ANGELES, May 11, 2016 – Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) and James Spence Authentication (JSA) today announced a partnership by which Wizard World Comic Con attendees can utilize the services of the leader in autograph authentication on line or at the autograph kiosk at Wizard World events beginning this weekend in Des Moines and June 2-5 in Philadelphia.
JSA will offer a variety of authentication services through the agreement. The Wizard World / JSA Autograph Authentication Service COA, for $20.00 flat fee per signer for a Basic Certificate of Authenticity (includes 8x10s / memorabilia); and Wizard World / JSA Autograph Authentication Service LOA for $40.00 flat fee per signer for Letter of Authenticity (high-end items valued at Over $200 (i.e. Original Artwork, etc).
“Wizard World is thrilled to partner with JSA to Authenticate and Witness Autographs from our many celebrity guests,” said Randy Malinoff, Wizard World COO. “JSA is the leader in Autograph authentication and now are fans can leave feeling satisfied that all their signatures are preserved and authenticated for life!”
“JSA is honored to be entrusted with the Wizard World crusade of collecting authenticated autographed entertainment,” said James Spence Jr., JSA Managing Member. “Expect to see our proven celebrity certification on the ‘A-List’ of all serious and coveted signatures.”
Chloe Bennet (“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”), Casper Crump (“Legends of Tomorrow”), WWE® Superstars Dean Ambrose™ and Sasha Banks™, Billy Boyd (The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World ) and Rebecca Mader (“Once Upon a Time,” “Lost”) headline the roster of celebrities attending Wizard World Comic Con Des Moines, Friday through Sunday at the Iowa Events Center.
Marvel franchise headliners Chris Evans (Captain America:The First Avenger, The Winter Soldier, Civil War ), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers), Sebastian Stan (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The First Avenger) and Anthony Mackie ( Captain America: Civil War, The Winter Soldier, Avengers) and others plus Back to the Future stars Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson, David Duchovny (“The X-Files”), Norman Reedus (“The Walking Dead”) and WWE® Superstar John Cena® are among the stars attending Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia, June 2-5, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
Wizard World comic and gaming con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, cosplay, comics, television, sci-fi, toys, video gaming, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more.
Wizard World is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed – will roam the convention floor.