Wizard World Madison Features William Shatner, Exclusive Beer

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The first-ever Wizard World Madison Comic Con will be coming to Wisconsin on February 6-8. That’s only a month away! I’m eager to see how it goes, now that I live here.

The guests announced so far are the usual media names: William Shatner, Adam West, Burt Ward, Brett Dalton (Agent Beefcake, as we call him, from Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), a couple of Walking Dead people, Eliza Dushku, James Marsters, Billy Dee Williams, Ernie Hudson, and George Wendt.

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I mention that last one because Wizard World Madison will have its own beer! They’re working with MobCraft to “develop a beer exclusive to Wizard World Madison Comic Con” called “Con Elixir”. How very Wisconsin! Sampling will be available. “MobCraft, founded in 2012, creates custom craft beer based on crowdsourced (user-submitted) recipes. Customers cast their vote by placing a pre-order of beer they want brewed, and MobCraft produces the beer with the most votes.”

Comic special guests at the show include Rob Liefeld, Neal Adams, Tom DeFalco, Michael Golden, and Mike Grell. It’s $75 in advance, $85 at the door for the weekend. One-day tickets are $35 for Friday (3-8 PM), $40 for Sunday (11-5), or $45 for Saturday (10-7). (All are plus fees ranging from $6-9.)

It’s gonna be cold, so I hope the cosplayers plan ahead and admission line space is set up indoors. Average daily temperatures in Madison in February range from 11-36 degrees Fahrenheit. I hope there’s a coat check!


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