Tuesday, March 13, 2012

'Quantum Leap,’ Evening Parties Highlight Wizard World Toronto Comic Con Programming

Via press release

TORONTO  – Interactive sessions with “Quantum Leap” headliners Scott Bakula and Dean Stockwell, the “Being Human” trio of Sam Witwer, Sam Huntington and Meaghan Rath and stars like Jeri Ryan, Paul Wesley, WWE® Hall of Famer Edge® and Amy Acker, evening parties, movie screenings, comics sessions and more highlight the special programming offerings at Wizard World Toronto Comic Con, April 14-15 at Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC).  The two days are packed with fun, informative panels which span the world of pop culture from movies to comics to television and more.

Some of the top sessions include:
  • A “Quantum Leap” reunion, with stars Bakula and Stockwell sharing stories about the award-winning sci-fi series.
  • Witwer, Huntington and Rath show their human sides in discussing the hit Syfy series which already has a huge cult following
  • Q&A and unique meet-and-greet opportunity with Ryan, “Seven of Nine” on “Star Trek: Voyager” and standout character actress in “Boston Public” and “Body of Proof”
  • WWE® Hall of Famer Edge® won't throw any chairs – we don't think – but fans will want to grab one for this larger-than-life superstar's panel
  • Acker, Paul Wesley, Colin Ferguson and Sean Maher dish on their respective careers and roles
  • Informative, interactive sessions with superstar artists including Michael Golden, Dave Ross, Mike Deodato Jr., John McCrea, Ken Lashley, Francis Manapul, Dale Keown, Greg Horn and others
  • Screening of the groundbreaking 1984 film THE LAST STARFIGHTER, hosted by stars Catherine Mary Stewart and Lance Guest
  • Portfolio reviews by Glass House Graphics CEO David Campiti and his professional team, looking for the next big star artists
  • Party time... including Wizard World Toronto Drink And Draw, hosted by artist Tommy Castillo, and the Official After Party (locations TBD)
  • The popular adult costume contest and fun kids costume contest with great prizes

Unless noted, Toronto Comic Con programming will take place in the designated panel rooms at the MTCC, and is included with admission to the event.  The Jeri Ryan Meet and Greet requires a separate ticket purchase.  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 at http://www.wizardworldcomiccon.com/programming-toronto.html.

Toronto Comic Con is scheduled as the second stop on Wizard World's 2012 North American tour.  Hours are Saturday, April 14, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.; and Sunday, April 15, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.  Tickets are available in advance online at http://www.wizardworldcomiccon.com/toronto.html at a savings over tickets purchased at the door.  Advance adult single-day tickets are priced at $25 ($38 on site); two-day tickets are $40 ($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 on a limited basis.

Wizard World 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.wizardworldcomiccon.com.

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