Wizard World AUSTIN Comic Con & Gaming will bring together tens of thousands of fans to celebrate the best in pop culture again this year on November 17-19. The event has something for all: Movies, comics, toys, video gaming, games, TV, anime, manga, horror, wrestling, MMA, original art, collectibles and more.
This year, Wizard World will bring a live solo concert by legendary KISS frontman Gene Simmons. Simmons co-founded KISS over four decades ago and is one of the world’s most recognized personalities. KISS has sold over 100 million CDs and DVDs worldwide and continues to sell out stadiums and arenas around the world, breaking box-office records set by Elvis and the Beatles. The band was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2014.
Fans will get to witness appearances by celebrity guests such as actors Jason Momoa (“Aquaman,” “Justice League,” “Game of Thrones”), Kate Beckinsale (“Underworld,” “Van Helsing,” “Total Recall”) and Val Kilmer (“Batman Froever,” “Top Gun,” “Willow”), among others.
Cosplayers will get a chance to dress to impress at the Wizard World Comic Con Costume Contest on Saturday, Nov. 18. Hosted by Victor Dandridge and Brit Bliss, the best dressed in their superhero and pop culture finest get to participate in the contest with a chance to bring home the gold. Categories include Best in Show, Best Male/Female Heroes, Best Male/Female Villains, Best Group and Best Anime.
More entertainment for this family-friendly event includes autograph sessions, a geek shopping paradise on the exhibit floor, voice actors and celebrity photo sessions.
With several shows around the country in places like Nashville, New Orleans and Oklahoma City, Wizard World Comic Con & Gaming is brought to Austin by the group who produces the most widely attended Comic Con tour.
Show hours are Friday 4 – 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Advance tickets are $79.95 for three-day admission, Friday admission is $39.95, Saturday admission $49.95 and Sunday admission $44.95. For more information, visit wizardworld.com.