Wizard World held its third annual Comic Con in Portland during the weekend of January 23, 2015, attracting fans from all over the Pacific Northwest. Thousands flocked to the Oregon Convention Center for three days of cosplay and celebration of pop culture.
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For those who have never been to a Comic Con, it can be a bit like a mix of a circus and Halloween. Nearly every attendee dresses in costume, many of them elaborate and creative, and there is a huge room of vendors offering everything from on-site tattooing and rare comic books to artistic weaponry and comic book art. Throughout the day, there are also panels with celebrities, many of whom are of sci-fi TV shows or movies. This year's Portland Comic Con featured the talents of Michael Rooker, Eliza Dushku, Alan Tudyk, Karl Urban, Stephen Amell, Tyler Posey, WWE's Daniel Bryan and The Bella Twins, blast from the past Jason David Frank (go go Power Rangers!), and many more. Check out some photos from the event below, as well as a short video interview with Giancarlo Esposito.
- 3 Years since the event debuted in Portland.
- 80+ Panels occurred over the weekend.
- 45 Minutes each celebrity panel lasted.
- 3 Full days of Comic Con.
- $75 Price for 3-day admission
Wizard World Comic Con is organized by a Las-Vegas based entertainment company that specializes in producing conventions aimed at pop culture all around the country. Portland's Comic Con was second of 24 events planned by the company for this year. Today, Wizard World Comic Con in Chicago has the second highest overall attendance of any comic book convention in the United States, falling just behind San Diego Comic-Con.