Once again Wizard World has hosted another fabulous comic con, this time for the wonderful people of Wisconsin. With the inaugural Wizard World Madison Comic Con held from Febuary 6th - 8th in Madison WI.
The first time Wisconsin Wizard World show was a blast from all the people I had talked to who attended the weekends events. From first time con goers to the very long time comic book creators who were visiting the Mid West state for the first time, they all had spectacular things to say about the Wisconsin people and the show itself! The weather was bitter cold but the people were kind warmhearted and the show was HOT from day one! By HOT I mean fun!!
The first time show was a wonderful event for people of Wisconsin who do not get the chance to experience the type of convention this elaborate in size and scope. The amount of celebrities and comic book talents on full display was quite astounding to say the least. All that pales in comparison to the endless amounts of fun provided for all ages and fandoms a like. It is called a Comic Con but it's really a Pop Culture Con. Not that there is anything wrong with that. WW Comic Con is a fantastic way for fans to interact and meet with many famous celebrities from hit shows like The Walking Dead, Star Trek, Marvel's Agents of SHIELD along with a dazzling array of movie stars!!
The Walking Dead Cast!
The Comic Book Creators:
This is a Comic Con after all and we should deffinatly highlight the stars of the comic book world. From long time legends of the industry names like Neal Adams, Michael Golden, Mike Zeck, Mike Grell! The superstars of comics Rob Liefeld, Greg Horn, Arthur Suydam!! Especially to all the other very talented artist and writers who come to these comic cons to great and meet fans and share their hard work with those who appreciate the same forms of creativity.
Wizard World Cosplay:
The very next thing you're going to notice now at any major pop culture convention is the cosplay. Wizard World is the best place to go and show off your cosplay or see the great costumes in person! I'll have a full cosplay article later but for now here are some of the highlights I truly did enjoy. The cosplay gathering was tremendous with people coming from miles away and the cosplay contest was a blast!!
More photos from #WWMadison Comic Con:
Here are a whole lot more pictures I took from Wizard World Madison! I hope it can give you just a glimps of what you can expect at any Wizard World Comic Book Convention. Enjoy!!
My Thoughts on Madison's first ever Wizard World Comic Con:
I persoanlly have been to a multitude of comic cons from the very mundane small hotel lobby cons to the very massive San Diego Comic Con, along with a vast number of Wizard World Conventions myself. The experiance for me of WW Madsion was that of of very well done comic convention but when you hear it from a first time Wizard World attendee you get a much better feeling of the excitement to be had for all ages! Follow me for a whole lot more coverage from #WWMadison like exclusive moviepilot interviews with Michael Rooker, Jason David Frank and Rob LIefeld!!
Thoughts on Wizard World Comic Con from a first timer:
Talking to first time con goer Jonah Fisher, here is what he had to say about his experience at Wizard World Wisconsin!
What were your thoughts on your first ever Wizard World Con?
"It was mind blowing I was so shocked when I stepped into the doors an seeing my childhood come back to me once again, an I was like this is really phenomenal."
What was your most exciting moment at #WWMadison?
"Well that's a really tough one. I would have to say going with my good friend Kevin Huff an meeting Ernie Hudson and Jason David Frank! They are really two of my life time heroes! Also meeting a lot of people, I actually made some really good friends out there. I love being looked up at from all the kids, they also make it the best thing because you can see the happiness in their eyes an smiles. Even the adult's make it worth going because you can see the little child in them still!"
Would you go to another Wizard World Con? Even in another state?
"Yes! I would most definitely go to another wizard world con in a heartbeat. Most definitely I will go to another state, because I guarantee no one of them are the same way. They are a blast!"
Here is one of Jonah's haul pictures and a lasting memory with a long time friend from #WWMadison
Follow me for a whole lot more coverage from #WWMadison like the best of cosplay and exclusive moviepilot interviews with Michael Rooker, Jason David Frank and Rob LIefeld!!
Pictures by: Manny Popoca
Special Thanks To: Wizard Word, Jerry Milani, moviepilot.com