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NEW ORLEANS, December 2015Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) opens its 2016 schedule with its sixth trip to the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center ­­ and biggest lineup ever

­­ at Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans, January 8­10. Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner and Hayley Atwell highlight six from the Captain America franchise, while Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Jenna Coleman represent “Doctor Who.” “The Walking Dead” standouts Norman Reedus, Chandler Riggs, Jon Bernthal and Steven Yeun, Ben McKenzie and Erin Richards (“Gotham”), William Shatner (“Star Trek,” “Boston Legal”) and Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter,

Cars 2) also headline the roster of celebrity guests scheduled to attend the pop culture extravaganza.

Coleman, Gillan, Reedus, Bernthal, McKenzie, Riggs, Yeun, Isaacs, Captain America stars Frank Grillo and Anthony Mackie and directors Anthony and Joe Russo are scheduled to attend on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 9­10; Shatner will attend Friday and Saturday, Jan. 8­9; Smith, Evans and Renner will appear on Saturday only.

Other well­known Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans guests include WWE® Hall of Famer Ric Flair® and Diva Charlotte™, Edward James Olmos (“Battlestar Galactica,” Stand and Deliver), additional “The Walking Dead” stars Emily Kinney, Michael Cudlitz and Scott Wilson, Barry Bostwick (The Rocky Horror Picture Show, “Spin City”), Chris 51 (“Epic Ink”), and Bruce Timm (Co­Creator ­ “Harley Quinn,” Producer ­ “Batman: The Animated Series”).

Wizard World is also the home of the most creative comics artists and writers on the planet. Artist Alley at Comic Con New Orleans will feature Jimmy Palmiotti (“Monolith,” “21 Down”), Amanda Conner (“The Pro,” “Codename Knockout”), Peter Kuper (“SPY vs. SPY,” “World War 3”), Gene Ha (“Justice League,” “Batman”), Christos Gage (“Daredevil,” “Buffy”), Billy Martin (“TMNT,” lead guitarist, Good Charlotte), Rafa Sandoval (“Action Comics,” “Catwoman”), Tom Cook (“He­Man,” “Superfriends”), Sara Richard (“My Little Pony,” “Jem and the Holograms”), Michael Golden (“Batman,” “Spider­Man”), Rob Guillory (“Chew”), Phil Ortiz (“The Simpsons,” “Muppet Babies”), Danny Fingeroth (“Spider­Man,” “Iron Man”) and many others.

Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop­fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, cosplay, comics, television, sci­fi, toys, video gaming, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. The first event scheduled on the 2016 Wizard World calendar, New Orleans show hours are Friday, January 8, 3­8 p.m.; Saturday, January 9, 10 a.m.­7 p.m.; Sunday, January 10, 10 a.m.­4 p.m.

Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character and some never before dreamed will roam the convention floor and participate in the famed Wizard World Costume Contest on Saturday night.

For more on the 2016 Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans, visit  http://wizd.me/NewOrleansPR.

About Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD)

Wizard World, Inc. (http://www.wizardworld.com) produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop­fi, pop culture, movies, television, cosplay, comics, graphic novels, toys, video gaming, sci­fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first­class lineup of topical programming takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A's, comics­themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Wizard World has also launched CONtv, a digital media channel in partnership with leading independent content distributor Cinedigm™ (NASDAQ: CIDM), and ComicConBox™, a premium subscription­based monthly box service. Fans can interact with Wizard World on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media services.

The 2016 Wizard World Comic Con schedule is available at: www.wizardworld.com/wizcon.html

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