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'Buffyfest,' "Star Wars,' Julie Benz Panels Highlight Toronto Comic Con Programming
'Secrets of Pro Wrestling,' Wizard Spotlights, 'Wizard School' and Costume Contests Also On Tap For March 18-20 at Direct Energy Centre
Some of the highlights include:
**Rare Q&A panels with Scott Thompson and Julie Benz, as well as popular Comic Con guest Billy Dee Williams
**“Battlestar Galactica” panels featuring stars Aaron Douglas and Kate Vernon
**STAR WARS sessions with Ray Park (Darth Maul), Daniel Logan (Boba Fett), Jake Lloyd (Anakin Skywalker), Peter Mayhew (original Chewbacca) and Jeremy Bulloch (original Boba Fett)
**Troopers, knights, Ghostbusters and other groups take over the Direct Energy Centre floor with a parade of fan groups
**Wizard Art School and Q&A's featuring leading artists like Mitch Breitweiser, Michael Golden, Bill Sienkiewicz, Mike Grell, Phil Jimenez, Greg Horn and others
**The popular adult costume contest and fun kids costume contest with great prizes
Toronto Comic Con programming will take place in Room A and Room B at the Direct Energy Centre, and is included with admission to the event. Seating for panels is strictly limited and available on a first come first serve basis and each room will be cleared between panels. The full schedule is linked at http://www.wizardworld.com/
Toronto Comic Con is the third stop on Wizard’s 2011 North American tour, which to date has 13 events scheduled. Hours are Friday, March 18, 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.; Saturday, March 19, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sunday, March 20, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tickets are available in advance online at http://www.wizardworld.com/
The Direct Energy Centre is located at Exhibition Place in Toronto. It is Canada’s largest facility for conventions, exhibitions and events. Exhibition Place, a 192 acre waterfront campus located in downtown Toronto, is home to a variety of venues including Direct Energy Centre, Allstream Centre, Better Living Centre and the Queen Elizabeth building among various other tenant properties.
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Wizard World (OTC: WIZD) is a producer of pop culture and multimedia conventions across North America that markets movies, TV shows, video games, technology, toys, social networking/gaming platforms, comic books and graphic novels.