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MICHELLE SHIELDS AND TALIA BASTILLE REPORT AT WIZARD WORLD CHICAGO

Wizard Would Chicago 2013 is fast approaching and as always they are bringing guests from around the entertainment and comic books genres; this year we have two fantastic women Michelle Shields and Talia Bastille MSWWCwill be on hand to cover the event in-depth and bring you interviews along with their insights and point of views of the convention.

Core member, Comic Book Divas Publishing model, and now the “Official Face of Comic Book Divas Publishing” Michelle Shields is returning for a second time to the Wizard World Chicago 2013 convention, last year she just got her feet wet at the convention but this year, fans can expect more from the CBDP resident “Bat-Geek Grl”. Michelle will be mingling with fans and talking to guests.

Michelle just isn’t a comic book fan, she is a comic book model and can be found in many Comic Book Divas Publishing titles, plus she is also an actress who can be seen in “The Dark Knight, “Fred Claus”, “Nt Another B Movie” and many more.

Michelle will be roaming the convention and reporting about the convention all four days.

Joining Michelle Shields is model and the first member of the new Comic Book Divas Publishing/Geek Girls News “News Divas” crew is Talia Bastille, Talia is also the host and editor of “The Talia Report”. This will be Talia’s first time reporting at the Wizard World TALIA WWC1Chicago conventon, but she will be in the thick of the action as she talks with fans,cosplayers,artists and more.

Talia will be reporting live via social media, she will be bringing fans updates from the convention, hopefully she can bring you the excitement of the convention straight to your computer and/or your mobile device..

Be sure to follow Talia on Twitter @TheTaliaReport with the hashtag #WIZARDWORLDWITHTALIA, and follow her on the “The Talia Report” on FaceBook.

Wizard World is bringing in guests from all over the comic book, movie, television and other entertainment industries there is going to be something for everyone at this year’s convention. Some of the featured guests include; Zachary Quinto,John Barrowman,Michael Shannon,Stan Lee,WWE® Superstar CM Punk®,Summer Glau,Robert Rodriguez,Will Yun Lee,Tara StrongAllison MackJon BernthalLinda BlairJ. Scott CampbellEthan Van SciverArthur Suydam, Jeff BalkeJosh C. LymanBianca Thompson and many more.

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ETHAN VAN SCHIVER WALKING DEAD

WIZARD WORLD CHICAGO ETHAN VAN SCHIVER WALKING DEAD VARIANT COVER

Wizard World Chicago is on its way. What is a convention without that highly sought after variant edition comic?  WellETHAN VAN SCHIVER WALKING DEAD Ethan Van Schiver has that variant for you as he brings with him a “The Walking Dead” #1 variant cover that will be debuting at the convention.

Michelle Shields and Talia Bastille will be there to cover the Wizard World Chicago convention talking to fans, cosplayers, artists and more so be sure to talk to them; you just might be on our Comic Book Divas Publishing, Geek Girls News, and the “The Talia Report“!

Ethan Van Sciver Variant Cover of Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead #1 Debuts at Wizard World Chicago Comic Con

Skybound and Wizard World’s Fifth Limited Edition Cover in the Wizard World series Free to Full-Price Attendees; VIPs To Receive Additional B&W Sketch Cover

NEW YORK, July 30, 2013 – Noted artist Ethan Van Sciver will create the fifth in a series of exclusive Wizard World variant covers of Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead #1 comic, provided for free to all full-price attendees at Wizard World Chicago Comic Con, August 8-11 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill. Wizard World and Skybound, Kirkman’s imprint at Image Comics, have teamed to produce the line.

Van Sciver will be on hand at Wizard World Chicago Comic Con to sign copies of the limited-edition comic, produced in extremely limited quantities and available to fans only while supplies last. The first four covers, illustrated by superstar artists Michael Golden, “Zombie King” Arthur Suydam, Julian Totino Tedesco and Neal Adams, respectively, were huge hits at Wizard World events in Portland (February, Golden), St. Louis (March, Suydam), Philadelphia (June, Tedesco) and New York (June, Adams). A different creator will draw the variant cover art for each of the three remaining scheduled Wizard World shows this year.

The personable Van Sciver has also drawn a second, sketch Black & White cover, which will be provided to VIP guests at the event. His body of work includes such vaunted titles as “Green Lantern,” “Action Comics” and “Batman.”

Independent third-party comic book grading service CGC, a leader in the industry, will accept TWD #1 variant and Signature Series submissions at its Wizard World Chicago Comic Con exhibitor booth.

The longest-running and highest-attended show on the Wizard World calendar, 2013 Wizard World Chicago Comic Con will also feature Man of Steel co-star Michael Shannon (“General Zod”), Zachary Quinto (Star Trek, “American Horror Story”), Eisner Award Hall of Famer Stan Lee, “Torchwood” and Zero Dark Thirty headliner John Barrowman, WWE® Superstar CM Punk®, Norman Reedus of “The Walking Dead” and Boondock Saints, and director Robert Rodriguez (Machete Kills, From Dusk Till Dawn), among dozens of top celebrities, as well as an array of superstar comics creators.

The Walking Dead graphic novels accounted for seven of the 10 bestselling titles of the year and were #1 overall for both 2011 and 2012.

Wizard World Chicago Comic Con, produced by Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD), will bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, comics, toys, video gaming, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Admission is free for kids 10 and under. Event hours are Thursday, Aug. 8, 3-8 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 9, noon – 7 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 10, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 11, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

About Robert Kirkman

Robert Kirkman’s success and passionate advocacy for creator-owned comics led him to become the first person invited to become a partner at Image Comics since the company’s inception twenty-one years ago. Kirkman is the creator/writer of the Eisner Award-winning The Walking Dead, long-running Invincible, all-ages Super Dinosaur and Thief of Thieves. In 2010, Kirkman formed his own Image imprint, Skybound, which publishes his own work and Clone, Ghosted, Invincible Universe and Witch Doctor. Kirkman has earned the respect of the comic, writing and television communities and topped the New York Times bestseller list for graphic novels in 2011 and 2012. In April 2012, he took the top five spots on both the hardcover and paperback lists. He’s the creator/executive producer and writer of the hit Emmy®-winning television show, AMC’s The Walking Dead, the highest-rated basic cable drama of all time in the U.S, also an international success in 122 countries and 37 languages. Your destinations for all news and merchandise from Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead and all Skybound titles are www.Skybound.com and www.TheWalkingDead.com.

About Skybound

Skybound is Robert Kirkman’s imprint at Image Comics and home to his creator-owned works including his Eisner Award-winning comic book series, The Walking Dead, long-running Invincible, all-ages Super Dinosaur and Thief of Thieves. Skybound also develops and fosters other talented writers, creators and artists and publishes their comic book series and graphic novels: Clone, Ghosted, Invincible Universe and Witch Doctor. Since its inception, Skybound has created television shows, merchandise, games (The Walking Dead: Assault iOS app), and entertainment events (The Walking Dead Escape). Skybound’s successes include the comic behind the hit Emmy®-winning television show, AMC’s The Walking Dead, the highest-rated basic cable drama of all time in the U.S., where Kirkman serves as Executive Producer/writer. Kirkman is also developing a new show with FOX International Channels based on his upcoming comic book series set in the world of exorcism. Skybound/Kirkman frequently top the hardcover and paperback bestseller lists. Your destinations for all news and merchandise from Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead and all Skybound titles are www.Skybound.com and www.TheWalkingDead.com.

About Wizard World

Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD) 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 event schedule for 2013 and for 2014 to date can be found at www.wizardworld.com.