Wizard World has released a packed list of movie and TV celebrities, wrestlers, and comic book creators that will be in attendance at their New Orleans show, January 8th-10th.  Autograph and photo op collectors can look forward to decorating their wall with Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner, Hayley Atwell, Karen Gillan, Jenna Coleman, William Shatner, and more, and comic art collectors have the extreme good fortune of going to a show that is featuring one of the funniest cartoonists in comic books, Rob Guillory of Chew, as well as other industry artists like Michael Golden, Gene Ha, Billy Martin, Dean Haspiel, James O’Barr, and more.

But wait, there’s more:  not only can you get a sketch off of Rob Guillory, but the writer of Chew, John Layman, one of the funniest writers in comic books, will be in attendance as well to sign your Chew trades and comics.

Official press release:

‘Captain America’ Stars Including Chris Evans,

‘Doctor Who’ Standouts Featuring Matt Smith Among Top Celebrities Scheduled To Attend Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans, January 8-10

Jeremy Renner, Hayley Atwell, Frank Grillo, Directors Anthony and Joe Russo of ‘Cap’; Karen Gillan and Jenna Coleman of ‘Doctor Who’; Plus William Shatner, Ben McKenzie, Steven Yeun, Chandler Riggs, Jason Isaacs, WWE® Hall of Famer Ric Flair® Also Headline Guest Roster; Talented Comics Creators, Variety of Exhibitors, Cosplayers, Robust Programming At Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

Renner-333.jpgNEW ORLEANS, November 10, 2015 – Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) opens its 2016 schedule with its sixth trip to the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center — and biggest lineup ever —  at Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans, January 8-10. Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner and Hayley Atwell highlight six from theCaptain America franchise, while Matt Smith, Karen Gillan andJenna Coleman represent “Doctor Who.” “The Walking Dead” standouts Chandler Riggs and Steven Yeun, Ben McKenzie(“Gotham,” “The O.C.”), William Shatner (“Star Trek,” “Boston Legal”) and Jason Isaacs ( Harry Potter, Cars 2) also headline the roster of celebrity guests scheduled to attend the pop culture extravaganza.

Coleman, Gillan, McKenzie, Riggs, Yeun, Isaacs, Captain America star Frank Grillo and directors Anthony and Joe Russo are scheduled to attend on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 9-10; Shatner will attend Friday and Saturday, Jan. 8-9; Smith, Evans and Renner will appear on Saturday only.

Other well-known Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans guests include WWE® Hall of Famer Ric Flair ® and DivaCharlotte™, Edward James Olmos (“Battlestar Galactica,” Stand and Deliver ), additional “The Walking Dead” starsEmily Kinney and Scott Wilson, Barry Bostwick (The Rocky Horror Picture Show, “Spin City”) and Chris 51 (“Epic Ink”).

Wizard World is also the home of the most creative comics artists and writers on the planet. Artist Alley at Comic Con New Orleans will feature Peter Kuper (“SPY vs. SPY,” “World War 3”), Gene Ha (“Justice League,” “Batman”),Christos Gage (“Daredevil,” “Buffy”), Billy Martin (“TMNT,” lead guitarist, Good Charlotte), Rafa Sandoval (“Action Comics,” “Catwoman”), Tom Cook (“He-Man,” “Superfriends”), Sara Richard (“My Little Pony,” “Jem and the Holograms”), Michael Golden (“Batman,” “Spider-Man”), Rob Guillory (“Chew”), Phil Ortiz (“The Simpsons,” “Muppet Babies”), Danny Fingeroth (“Spider-Man,” “Iron Man”) and many others.

Wizard World Comic 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. The first event scheduled on the 2016 Wizard World calendar, New Orleans show hours are Friday, January 8, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, January 9, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, January 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans 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 and participate in the famed Wizard World Costume Contest on Saturday night.

For more on the 2016 Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans, visit http://wizd.me/NewOrleansPR .

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