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The doors should just be opening at the Direct Energy Centre for Toronto Comic Con Wizard World, the first of nine confirmed conventions on this year’s Wizard World Tour. The show continues through Sunday.
Comics guests include J. Bone, Adi Granov, Phil Jimenez, Dale Keown, Leonard Kirk, Yanick Paquette, Gail Simone, Cameron Stewart, Ty Templeton and J. Torres. Media guests include Gil Gerard, Erin Gray, Ernie Hudson and Doug Jones.
Metro features a preview of the convention, with quotes from Simone and Wizard CEO Gareb Shamus.
In related news, Wizard is partnering with New York City Horror Film Festival and Fearsmag.com to host a Horror Pavilion at its shows in Anaheim, Philadelphia, Chicago, Boston, New York City, New Jersey and Austin.
Today: At 2 p.m. PST Dave Gibbons (Watchmen, The Originals) will host a free webinar on Manga Studio, teaching aspiring and professional artists how to create illustrations using the software. Space is limited to the first 500 people who register here. More details can be found here. (Manga Studio is a sponsor of Robot 6.)
Friday: The third annual Comicpalooza opens at noon at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. Comics guests include Phil Foglia, Rob Liefeld, David Mack, Jim Mahfood, David Malki, Humberto Ramos, Ben Templesmith, Ethan Van Sciver, J.H. Williams III and Bernie Wrightston. The event continues through Sunday.
Friday: Toronto Comic Con Wizard World kicks off at noon at the Direct Energy Centre in Toronto. Comics guests include J. Bone, Adi Granov, Phil Jimenez, Dale Keown, Leonard Kirk, Yanick Paquette, Gail Simone, Cameron Stewart, Ty Templeton and J. Torres. The event continues through Sunday.