ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB:WIZD) today announced the first Wizard World Gaming Atlanta, a celebration of all things gaming, January 22-24 at the Georgia World Congress Center. Attendees will participate in video and table gaming tournaments and eSports competitions, meet top celebrities, executives, developers and brands, participate in live demonstrations and interact with fans across the Southeast, demonstrating their love of gaming with Wizard World.
“We wanted to create an exciting, new type of convention for fans who love all kinds of gaming,” said John Macaluso, Wizard World CEO. “Gaming is a growing part of all Wizard World shows, and we feel Atlanta is the perfect place to roll out this kind of celebration.”
Guests to attend Wizard World Gaming Atlanta will include Billy Mitchell (The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters), Walter Day (founder, Twin Galaxies), voice actors Yuri Lowenthal (Ben 10, Fallout 4, Skylanders) and Tara Platt (Pillars of Eternity, Skylanders, Sailor Moon Crystal) and more to be announced shortly.
Now through December 31, fans can take advantage of an Early Bird Special discount, offering 25% off three-day and single-day admissions, by using code EARLYATL at checkout at http://wizd.me/AtlantaPR.
Wizard World Gaming Atlanta will also feature a Retro gaming area via Guys Games and Beer, which will include the mech combat Steel Battalion, VR Oculus experience, History of Gaming and Retro Game Lounge with a variety of classics from years past -- from Atari to Xbox and everything in between.
Wizard World Gaming Atlanta kicks off a season-long series of gaming-focused events which will coincide with Wizard World Comic Con shows throughout 2016 in the following cities: Portland, Ore. (Feb. 19-21); St. Louis (April 1-3); Minneapolis (May 6-8); Philadelphia (June 2-5); Sacramento, Calif. (June 17-19); Orlando, Fla. (August 5-7); Chicago (August 18-21); and Austin, Texas (September 23-25).
Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, cosplay, comics, television, sci-fi, toys, video gaming, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. The second event scheduled on the 2016 calendar, Wizard World Gaming Atlanta show hours are Friday, January 22, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, January 23, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, January 24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
For more on 2016 Wizard World Gaming Atlanta, visit http://wizd.me/AtlantaPR.
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 pop-fi, pop culture, movies, television, cosplay, comics, graphic novels, toys, video gaming, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A's, comics-themed 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 subscription-based monthly box service. Fans can interact with Wizard World on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media services.
The 2016 Wizard World schedule is available at: www.wizardworld.com/wizcon.html.
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