Post by The Ultimate Nullifier on Apr 16, 2014 15:48:02 GMT -6
The Philadelphia Wizard World convention on June 20th, 21st and 22nd will feature John Cena, Batista, The Bella Twins and Bruno Sammartino. The Bellas will appear on the 20th from 4:30pm until 7pm and will be doing a Q&A. Bruno will be appearing on the 21st from 11am until 2pm. Batista will also be appearing on the 21st from 2pm until 6pm and will be doing a Q&A. Finally, Cena will be appearing on the 22nd from 11am until 3pm.
Post by The Ultimate Nullifier on Jun 18, 2014 8:35:51 GMT -6
Muhlenberg College will be recruiting new students at Philadelphia Comic Con. “Comic Con geeks have many of the qualities we’re looking for: They are imaginative, creative, close readers and listeners, with an eye for detail, a sense of humor and a flair for the dramatic. That pretty much describes the typical Muhlenberg student,” says Muhlenberg College President Randy Helm
Actors, authors and costumes: You'd expect all of that at a Comic Con.
But professors trying to entice you to their school?
Muhlenberg College is giving it a shot this weekend at the Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con.
"Comic Con geeks have many of the qualities we're looking for: They are imaginative, creative, close readers and listeners, with an eye for detail, a sense of humor and a flair for the dramatic. That pretty much describes the typical Muhlenberg student," President Randy Helm said.
The Allentown college is sending one staffer and three students -- decked in matching T-shirts declaring them "Raiders of the Liberal Arts."
AT THIS YEAR'S Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, attendees can travel back in time in the Delorean, ride with dinosaurs in the Jurassic Park jeep or try their hand at sci-fi speed dating.
"Find your perfect nerd," shouted the two men manning the dating setup.
Turning their noses up at the vendor, two young "Dr. Who" fans shouted toward the booth: "I do not dream about nerds, I dream about comic books!"
At the first day of the annual four-day festival yesterday at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, die-hards were enthusiastic.
"Basically, here everyone is my friend," said Victoria Ward, 25, of Center City.
Ward, who tends bar in Northern Liberties, took on the persona of Elsa, famed ice queen of the Disney movie "Frozen."
"The dress took me 350 hours," she said, pointing to the floor-length pale-blue ball gown she wore. "The corset, because its hand-beaded took me 150 hours and the rest of it just took me time to get it together, and I made the shoes and everything."
Lines of little children stood nearby, tentatively waiting for the perfect moment to tug the princess' glittering cape and ask: "Take a picture with me?"
And pose for pictures she did.
"That's what I love about cosplay," she said. "For a couple, hours you get to be someone totally different - someone that maybe you idolized."
This is Ward's seventh Philadelphia convention and she can't bear to miss a second of the excitement.
"I take off work for four days because I have to go all four days because I'm, like, it's once a year!" Ward said with a laugh.
Matt Triano, 27, agreed. "If you hate people, come on Thursday," he said, a less jam-packed day.
Triano, an illustrator from South Philadelphia, is spending the remaining days at the convention selling his comic-book art.
"I work primarily for Dynamite [Entertainment] at the moment. I've done 'Sherlock Holmes' and 'Lone Ranger' in the past," he said.
Triano has attended Philadelphia's con for three years and still is floored by the experience.
"What other environment can you talk to a few people in an hour and then someone walks up and gives you money to draw them Batman?" he asked.
Triano pointed to an artist situated at the end of the row of vendors.
"He's really good at it, but he doesn't love what he's doing," Triano said. "I'm the opposite. I am, like, OK at it, but I really love it."
He said that although drawing comics is not the highest-paying job, he made it his career because he enjoys doing it.
Ward pursues her elaborate costumes for the same reason, she said.
"I love Comic Con and the reason I go every single year and spend so much money making costumes is because I love to be around like-minded people and it's awesome," she said.
Post by The Ultimate Nullifier on Jun 20, 2014 14:11:22 GMT -6
n addition to Sunday's live event in Philly, Cena will also be appearing at the Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con earlier that afternoon from 1 to 2:30. The Bella Twins, Batista and Bruno Sammartino are also slated to appear at the fan fest this weekend. The Bellas will appear tonight from 4:30pm - 7pm and will be doing a Q&A. Bruno is scheduled to appear this Saturday from 11am - 2pm, and Batista will be appearing the same day from 2pm - 6pm and will also be doing a Q&A. We would appreciate photos and reports from the Q&As, so if you are attending one, please send us a report by clicking here.
- As noted earlier, Cena spoke to Philly.com about appearing at Comic-Con this Sunday.
"I have an appearance there from 1 to 2:30 Sunday and then . . . I have a show that night," Cena said. "I'm happy to be able to do it. I'd love to do all day."