Wizard World launches CONtv and brings a fan focus to Chicago – Updated

Jason David Frank at Wizard World

Jason David Frank at Wizard World

Wizard World, the hosts of the world’s largest network of comic conventions, launched their new network, CONtv on March 3, 2015.  CONtv has cult classics, fan favorites, and fan focused original programming.

The CONtv lineup includes classic super hero and action shows like “He-Man and the Masters of the Universe”, “Voltron”, and “She-Ra: Princess of Power”, Horror including “Re-Animator”, “Hell Raiser”, and “Puppet Master” as well as Science Fiction TV series like “Highlander”. “Farscape”, and “Stargate Infinity.”

Where CONtv looks to really shine is in its fan focused original programming.  Fan’s are able to join Jason David Frank on his adventures in and out of conventions on “My Morphing Life.”

Bruce Campbell at Wizard World

Bruce Campbell at Wizard World

beginning March 9th,  with new episodes every Monday this spring, “Army of Darkness” fans can join Bruce Campbell in his “Last Fan Standing.” For the Zombie Apocalypse fans, “Fight of the Living Dead” is coming on March 22 with Joey Graceffa, Jesse and Jeana (from Youtube’s PrankvsPrank), and Justine Ezarik fighting a reality TV world Zombie Apocalypse.

Continuing in their fan focus, this weekend in Chicago they will be hosting their first Fan Fest at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.  CSI fans will be treated to a special showing of “CSI: Cyber” and lycanthrope lovers will see a big screen showing of “Wolf Cop.”

Fan favorite celebrities including “Walking Dead” star, Norman Reedus and paranormal investigator Grant Wilson, and “True Blood” star Kristin Bauer,  will be appearing and signing autographs.  Grant Wilson is also an author, artist, musician, and game designer.  Grant and his business partner, Michael Richie, just came out with a new novel, “The Brotherhood of the Strange”, and Grant will bring along copies to sign.  Check out his website for a couple free sample chapters!

Update as of noon today, March 3, 2015, Grant Wilson had to cancel out his appearance.  There is no word on why but our thoughts and prayers are with him.

So if you are in the Chicago area this weekend or can make it, check out the Wizard World Fan Fest and if not, check out the Wizard World fun on CONtv!

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