Last year I had the opportunity to cover my first Wizard World event in Columbus, Ohio. I wrote in my review about how impressed I was with Wizard World’s ability to put on such a great convention at such an affordable price. Then I found out that they would be doing this again right in my back yard with a show in Cleveland, and I can tell you, I was not disappointed!
Wizard World pulled out all the stops for their launch into North East Ohio with big names like Ian Somerhalder, William Shatner, and Karen Gillian headlining the event, and even though North East Ohio was getting pounded by winter weather, that did not stop fans from all over Ohio and Western Pennsylvania from making the trek to see these fan favorites.
As with all Wizard World events, things were so well orchestrated that wait times were very minimal, and panels ran like clockwork, and while we are on the topic of panels, Wizard World Cleveland had some amazing home town panels that this geek was thrilled to sit in on. Anyone who has followed The Faith Geek for any amount of time knows about my obsession with Superman, and most of you know that Superman’s real birth place is not the Planet Krypton, but Cleveland, Ohio. So to give nod to the fact that the Man of Steel was born right here in Cleveland, Wizard World had some pretty amazing Superman Panels designed for fans.
The first panel that fans were treated to was NASA AND THE SCIENCE OF SUPERMAN . In this panel, they talked about Superman’s origin, and his abilities, and compared those with scientific fact using some of NASA’s amazing accomplishments. This panel was presented by researchers from the NASA Glenn Research Center, also located in Cleveland, and it allowed for fan questions following the presentation!
The second panel was the CLEVELAND, HOME OF SIEGEL, SHUSTER AND SUPERMAN panel, where Members of the Siegel and Shuster Society discussed the crucial role of two hometown boys in creating comics as we know them. These panels were a must for any Superman fan!
As I suspected, Wizard World Comic Con Cleveland was a hit, and I was excited to see, just this morning, as I was getting ready to publish this blog, that the dates for the next Wizard World Comic Con Cleveland have been announced. You will not want to miss next year’s event, so mark your calendars for February 26-28, 2016!