'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
 
 
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March 8, 2011 - PRLog -- TORONTO – Wizard World Toronto Comic Con today announced its diverse programming schedule, featuring unique celebrity Q&A's, parades, artist schools and more for the event, set for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 18-20 at the 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)
**“Buffyfest” Q&As with Nicholas Brendon, Clare Kramer, Mercedes McNab and Mark Metcalf
**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/programming-toronto.html.

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/toronto.html at up to a 40% savings over tickets purchased at the door.  Advance adult single-day tickets are $25 ($35 on site); three-day weekend tickets are $45 ($55 on site), and tickets are free for children age 10 and under when accompanied by a paid adult (limit two children per adult).  VIP packages with special entry and exclusive items are also available.

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.
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