Media Release: Spike & Mike’s Festival of Animation To Make Wizard World Debut At Portland Comic Con, January 23-24

Spike & Mike’s Festival of Animation To Make Wizard World Debut At Portland Comic Con, January 23-24

Unique Screenings Featured At Oregon Convention Center To Include Presentations Of ‘Spike & Mike’s 30th Anniversary Celebration’; Sacramento Comic Con Also On Schedule In June

PORTLAND, Ore., January 6, 2015 – Animation shorts are among the most creative and entertaining film genres. Now fans in the Pacific Northwest will have the opportunity to enjoy three new screenings at the award-winning Spike & Mike’s Festival of Animation during Wizard World Portland Comic Con on Friday, January 23 (6-9 p.m.) and Saturday, January 24 (7-10 p.m.).

The unique presentations during the event include “Spike & Mike’s 30th Anniversary Celebration”(11+ recommended), “Sick & Twisted Festival of Animation” (18+ Only) and the “Pop Culture Animation Festival” (18+ Only).

Featured within the three Spike and Mike screenings are over 60 award winning animated short films from 11 different countries. Highlights include Oscar, Cannes and Sundance festival winners, videos banned from Europe, and spikes personal best from the fest.

Spike & Mike’s Festival of Animation requires a separate ticket purchase ($20 for Wizard World Portland Comic Con attendees; $30 for non-attendees), which includes a free “Spike and Mike Sick and Twisted” DVD.

For more details, visit Spike and Mike website, or to purchase tickets, visit Wizard World.

Spike and Mike's and Wizard World will conduct a similar event at Sacramento Comic Con, June 19-21 at the Sacramento Convention Center.

Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) continues its 2015 schedule with its third trip to the Oregon Convention Center at Wizard World Portland Comic Con, January 23-25. Stephen Amell (“Arrow,” Hung”), Evan Peters (X-Men: Days of Future Past, “American Horror Story”), Tyler Posey (“Teen Wolf,” Maid in Manhattan), Karl Urban (Star Trek Into Darkness, Dredd), Lena Headey (“Game of Thrones,” 300) and the “Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” duo of Ming-Na Wen and Brett Dalton headline the roster of celebrity guests scheduled to attend the pop culture extravaganza, the second event on Wizard World's calendar of 24 Comic Cons in 2015.

For more on the 2015 Wizard World Portland Comic Con.

About Wizard World

Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD) produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, television, cosplay, comics, graphic novels, toys, video gaming, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A's, the Wizard World Film Festival, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Wizard World also produces socialcon featuring social media stars and will be launching ConTV, a digital media channel in partnership with leading independent content distributor Cinedigm™ (NASDAQ: CIDM).

About Spike and Mike's

Spike and Mike's Festival of Animation has been showcasing award-winning short animation festivals at universities, theater chains and across the world since 1977. A literal who's who of current Hollywood directors either premiered or had their first films produced by Spike and Mike Animation, notably Tim Burton, Mike Judge, Matt Stone, Trey Parker, John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Pete Docter.

Wizard World 2015 schedule.

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