Philadelphia Wizard World

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Once again, the fine folks at Wizard World took over the Pennsylvania Convention Center for the Wizard World show, bringing Matt Smith, Nathan Fillion, Norman Reedus and Ralph Macchio (there were other big stars, I just felt like no one ever highlights the Karate Kid anymore) to the area’s largest non-Jacob Javitz Center hosted pop culture convention. (more…)

The Best Cosplay from Philadelphia Wizard World

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A gaggle of geeks invaded Philadelphia for Wizard World this weekend, rushing into the Philadelphia Convention Center to shop a show floor that was filled with comics, toys, nerd shirts, and some awesome handmade products (more on that later). The show was also blessed with special guests like The Walking Dead‘s Derle and Merle aka Norman Reedus and Michael Rooker, Firefly‘s Gina Torres and Summer Glau, legends like Stan Lee and William Shatner, and several others. With all of that said, though, what I really want to talk about are the ingenious creations that were worn by Philly’s cosplayers.

Several people came to share their love of their favorite characters with everything from homemade extreme costumes to ordinary store bought options. There was an abundance of Poison Ivy, Spider-Man, Deadpool, and Joker cosplay but not as many Wonder Woman cosplayers, anime characters, and Time Lords as I’m used to. Who knows, maybe the Whovians were in mourning.

As for my personal favorites: Poison Ivy, the kick-ass Blade cosplayer, and an epic battle between Marvel and DC sprint to mind. Check out the gallery below for those pics and so many more shots of the best cosplay from Philadelphia Wizard World.

Philadelphia Wizard World Con Update

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Con season is coming up and while SDCC gets the largest amount of attention, there’s plenty of cool events that go on before and after the big kahuna. One of those events, Philadelphia Wizard World, starts Thursday May 30th and goes through Sunday June 2nd.

Why should you care about a non-SDCC con? Well, first… shopping! Tables and tables of merch to stuff into your Yoda backpacks, but also, a ton of cool guests that include John Barrowman, Stan Lee, Jewel Staite, Adam Baldwin, Summer Glau, Norman Reedus, Jon Bernthal, John Cena and a lot of comic writers and artists.

The con was supposed to also feature an appearance by Nathan Fillion, but he unfortunately had to pull out. That sucks, but the above names are still awesome enough to get me to the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Plus, there’s also a con exclusive reprint of Walking Dead #1 that I need in my life, but I guess you can have it too… assuming you find your way to the city of Brotherly Love in late May and early June.

Heres a complete list of guests from the Wizard World website… where there is also a ton of info about tickets for the event and also photo ops.

CELEBRITIES

Aaron Ashmore
Shawn Ashmore
Adam Baldwin
John Barrowman
Manu Bennett
Linda Blair
WWE ® Superstar Daniel Bryan ®
Dean Cain
Charisma Carpenter
WWE ® Superstar John Cena ®
Holly Marie Combs
Jarrett Crippen
Shannen Doherty
Giancarlo Esposito
Lou Ferrigno
Jason David Frank
Summer Glau
Nick Gomez
Steve Guttenberg
Kris Holde-Nried
Lauren Holly
Brian Krause
Juliet Landau
Stan Lee
James Marsters
Andrew Mccarthy
Ray Park
Norman Reedus
Michael Rooker
Brandon Routh
William Shatner
Curtis Sliwa
Kevin Sorbo
Jewel Staite
WWE ® Hall of Famer Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat
Henry Winkler

ARTIST AND CREATOR GUESTS

Al Wiesner
Alex Eckman Lawn & Nick Tapalansky
Alexio G. Gessa
Amanda Nen Francis- Kilburn
Amber Davis
Andrew Griffith
Andrew Taylor
Angel Unzueta
Barry Kitson
Barry Sachs
Ben Shaw
Bexx Fine
Bill Dinh
Bob McLeod
Bordin Marsinkul
Brad Hudson
Brendon Fraim
Brian Kong
Brian Roll
Bryan Hitch
Caleb King
Catiana Conte
Chadwick Haverland
Danielle Gransaull “Soloud”
David Goldstein
David Savage
Dawn Griffin
Derrick A Rivers
Douglas Brown
Drew Blank
Eric Downey
Evan Baranowski
Frank Kadar
George O’Connor
Gina Dangelo
Ian Glaubinger
Jake Estrada
Jamie Fay
Jason E Axtell
Jason Lenox
Jeff Kaufman
Jeffery Scott
Jim Calafiore
Joe Dragunas
John O’Connor
John Richard Scott
Joi Washington
Jon Swartz
Julian Totino
Kate Glasheen
Laura Inglis
Leinil Yu
Liz Leonard
Louie Lapalombara III
Mark C. Frankel
Mark Mariano
Mark Pingitore
Matt Triano
Maurice R Mander
Michael Banks
Michael Golden
Michael Manomivibul
Michael Rivers
Michael Rivers
Michael Rooth
Mico Suayan
Mike Chen
Mike Ellis
Onrie Kompan
Renee Witterstaetter
Rich Bernatovech
Robert Quill
Rusty Gilligan
Salvador Larroca
Sara Richard
Sarah Braly
Sarah Hoppes
Sarah Martinez
Scott Ethan Ambruson
Steiner Palomino
Stuart Sayger
Tania Del Rio
Tara S. Rosenburg
Ted Dastick Jr.
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