The Bella Twins will appear on Friday, June 20, from 4:30-7 p.m.; Bruno Sammartino is set for Saturday, June 21, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Batista is scheduled for Saturday from 2-6 p.m.; and John Cena is slated for 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 22. Final schedules for photo ops, autographs and panel programming (the Bella Twins and Batista will conduct Q&A sessions during their respective allotted times) will be released shortly. Tickets for all events are extremely limited.
"I always have a great time meeting the Cenation fans at Wizard World events," says Cena. "I can't wait to return to the 'City of Brotherly Love,' for Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con."
“I've always loved meeting the WWE Universe,” says Batista. “Philadelphia has an incredible fan base, and I’ve heard so many great things about the Philadelphia Comic Con from my fellow WWE Superstars, so I can't wait to be a part of it! And with my upcoming appearance as Drax in Guardians Of The Galaxy, it makes this appearance all the more special as I get to see my co-stars Karen Gillan and Michael Rooker!”
The appearances of the five follow those of other WWE stars at recent Wizard World shows, including WWE® Superstars Sheamus®, Randy Orton®, WWE® Diva AJ Lee™ and others. It was also recently announced that Big Show® will make his Wizard World debut at Atlanta Comic Con in May.
“What an exciting partnership it’s been so far in 2014 for Wizard World and WWE,” said John Macaluso, Wizard World CEO. “We are thrilled to announce this set of five fantastic guests including current WWE Superstars John Cena and Batista, WWE Hall of Famer Bruno Sammartino, and WWE Divas The Bella Twins! If you want to meet WWE Superstars, Divas and Hall of Famers, Wizard World is the place to be.”
Top celebrities scheduled to attend Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con include David Boreanaz (“Bones,” “Angel”), Nathan Fillion (“Castle,”
It is the eighth of 16 events in the 2014 series produced by Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) and will also feature a top-drawer collection of well-known comics artists and writers and a variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions. Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con show hours are Thursday, June 19, 3-8 p.m.; Friday, June 20, noon-7 p.m.; Saturday, June 21, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, June 22, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
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.
Wizard World 2014 Schedule
January 24-26 – Wizard World Portland Comic Con
February 7-9 – Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con
March 7-9 – Wizard World Sacramento Comic Con
March 28-30 – Wizard World Louisville Comic Con
April 4-6 – Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con
May 2-4 – Wizard World Minneapolis Comic Con
May 30-June 1 – Wizard World Atlanta Comic Con
June 19-22 – Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con
August 1-3 – Wizard World San Antonio Comic Con
August 21-24 – Wizard World Chicago Comic Con
September 12-14 – Wizard World Richmond Comic Con
September 26-28 – Wizard World Nashville Comic Con
October 2-4 – Wizard World Austin Comic Con
October 31-November 2 – Wizard World Ohio Comic Con
November 7-9 – Wizard World Tulsa Comic Con
November 21-23 – Wizard World Reno Comic Con