New York Baseball Legends Also Take To the Virtual Stage; Fans Can Purchase Live Video Chats, Recorded Videos, Signed Photos During Events, Accessible Via Dedicated Website, Social Platforms For Fans Across The Globe
LOS ANGELES, July 13, 2020 – Wizard Entertainment, Inc. (OTCBB:WIZD) brings five more “Wizard World Virtual Experiences” featuring stars of iconic series across its digital video platforms this week. On Tuesday, July 14, at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT, Tahmot Penikett, Aaron Douglas and Sam Witwer of “Battlestar Galactica” will appear. Also on Tuesday, at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT, Paul Johansson, Barbara Alyn Woods, Tyler Hilton, Elisabeth Harnois and Marcus Coloma from “One Tree Hill.” Then on Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT, it’s three memorable characters from different branches of the “Star Trek” universe when Anthony Montgomery (“Enterprise”), Alan Van Sprang (“Discovery”) and Carolyn Seymour (“The Next Generation,” “Voyager) take the virtual stage.
Then, as baseball prepares for its return to Yankee Stadium and Citi Field this month, some of the standouts from years past take the virtual stage when former Mets Subway Series manager Bobby Valentine, currently A.D. at Sacred Heart University, former Yankees hard-hitting outfielder Roy White, Yankees postseason standout Jim Leyritz, and Amazin’ 1969 Mets World Series champions Ed Kranepool, Ron Swoboda and Art Shamsky appear. Fans can catch Valentine, White and Leyritz on Wednesday, July 15, at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT, while the ‘69 Mets are live on Thursday, July 16, at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT.
These are in addition to the previously announced Strat-O-Matic simulation of the baseball All-Star Game with celebrity managers Drew Carey and Slim Jim Phantom on Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT and “Sons of Anarchy” panel on Saturday, July 18, featuring Dayton Callie, Michael Ornstein, Rusty Coones and Timothy V. Murphy, beginning at 1 p.m. PT / 10 a.m. ET.
During each session, the celebrities will participate in a FREE live moderated video Q&A, followed by one-on-one video chats, recorded videos and autographs. Sessions are accessible to virtual attendees on their computer and mobile devices via http://www.wizardworldvirtual.com.
As part of the events, fans across the globe can:
Submit questions via chat during the free 45-minute panels (open to everyone, no entry fee to watch or submit). Panels available for viewing live or on demand via Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/wizardworldvirtual; YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/wizardworld; and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wizardworld/
Participate in a personal, exclusive two-minute live video chat with each celebrity (paid) (vary by celebrity)
Purchase a recorded video from each star specifying the message if desired
Purchase an autograph on an 8”x10” photo
Pricing varies by item for the individual chat, video and autographs, available on the Website.
Upcoming Wizard World Virtual Experiences
Tuesday, July 14, “Battlestar Galactica,” Tahmot Penikett, Aaron Douglas and Sam Witwer · 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT
Tuesday, July 14, “One Tree Hill,” Paul Johansson, Barbara Alyn Woods, Tyler Hilton, Elisabeth Harnois, Marcus Coloma · 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT
Tuesday, July 14, “Strat-O-Matic All-Star Game,” with celebrity managers Drew Carey, Slim Jim Phantom · 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT
Wednesday, July 15, “Star Trek, Anthony Montgomery, Alan Van Sprang, Carolyn Seymour · 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT
Wednesday, July 15, “Talkin’ Baseball,” Roy White, Bobby Valentine, Jim Leyritz · 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT
Thursday, July 16, “Talkin’ Baseball: The ‘69 Amazin’ Mets,” Ed Kranepool, Ron Swoboda, Art Shamsky · 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT
Thursday, July 16, “WizQuiz,” nerdy survivor style trivia with MikeGDoesThings · 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT
Saturday, July 18, “Sons of Anarchy,” Dayton Callie, Michael Ornstein, Rusty Coones, Timothy V. Murphy · 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT
Wednesday, July 22, Charles Leerhsen/author, Butch Cassidy:The True Story of and American Outlaw · 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT
About Wizard Entertainment, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD)
Wizard Entertainment, Inc. (www.wizardworld.com) produces comic, gaming and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, tech, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming and entertainment takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A’s, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Wizard World Virtual Experiences powers a content-rich channel that provides fans with the opportunity to enjoy programming and to directly connect with celebrities via a variety of video platforms. Additional initiatives may soon include an augmented touring schedule of Wizard World shows, fixed-site installations, curated e-commerce, and the production and distribution of content both in the U.S. and internationally. Fans can interact with Wizard Entertainment at www.wizardworld.com and on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media services. Additionally, Wizard Entertainment owns a minority interest in Cinedigm’s ( NASDAQ:CIDM) ConTv.
The 2020 Wizard World convention schedule is available at: http://www.wizardworld.com/comiccon.