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Wizard World to stream horror lineup

Wizard Brands is hosting a series of online expos where attendees can have one-on-one live chats, virtual photo ops, and autographs from some of the biggest names in horror culture.

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After conducting more than 200 streaming virtual online events with actors, directors, creators, and cosplayers in the past 11 months, Wizard Brands is expanding its variety of offerings with the introduction of Wizard World Signature Series.

Each Signature Series is a curated collection of events across a range  of genres from pop culture and entertainment to sports and lifestyle spaces. The subscription-based program offers fans multiple options that provide insider access, including live Q&As, themed and branded merchandise, compelling content and interactive experiences.

The Signature Series is a key element of Wizard World’s progression into a technology company that builds online communities through live streaming events with interaction, ecommerce and streaming across a wide breadth of shared interest groups.

Wizard World will continue to offer a selection of free panels and special events via its streaming platforms, as well as the ability to separately purchase one-on-one live chats, virtual photo ops, autographs and recorded video messages, which have grown increasingly popular over the past year.

Kicking off the new subscription model, the Wizard World Signature Series presents Horror launches on 20 March, with a live Q&A with Sleepaway Camp stars Felissa Rose, Jonathan Tierstan, Katherine Kamhi, and Karen Fields. It is the first of 10 scheduled Q&As in the horror genre over the next few months, each occurring on consecutive Saturdays.

Fans can purchase a single event in the series for $4, any five for $12, all 10 for $20, or all 10 plus a set of bonus items for $30. Other events in the Wizard Horror Signature Series include talent from the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, Stephen King’s It, The Hunters vs. the Hunted, Rob Zombie, Terrifier and What We Do in the Shadows star Harvey Guillén.

Within each series, subscribers can experience a variety of related programming, including talent, producer and director Q&As, expert panels and more.

“Fans across the world have responded to our streamed events in a big way, and we’re excited to be offering new ways to interact with leaders in an even broader array of categories moving forward,” said Scott Kaufman, Wizard Brands CEO. “The Signature Series expands and streamlines these events — we believe the possibilities are vast.”

While the pop culture and entertainment areas will continue to be prominent, other planned and potential Wizard World Signature Series subjects include outdoors, self defence, sports, home and garden, music, literature, cooking, among others.

Wizard World looks forward to producing live events again as guidelines evolve. Conventions are tentatively scheduled in Chicago (26-29 August), Philadelphia (12-14 November), New Orleans (7-9 January 2022), Portland (28-30 January 2022) and Cleveland (TBD 2022).

For more information, visit www.wizardworld.com

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