Believe it or not, Wizard World fans are walkin’ on air, as “The Greatest American Hero” star William Katt makes his first Wizard World appearance in Sacramento, September 20-22 at Cal Expo. Katt, who starred as “Ralph Hinkley” (later, “Ralph Hanley”) in the campy sci-fi comedy series from 1981-83, will greet fans, sign autographs, pose for photo ops and conduct an interactive Q&A about his career, including his most famous role as the reluctant superhero who couldn’t quite control his alien-given powers.
In addition to Katt, Michael Raymond James (“Tell Me a Story,” “Once Upon a Time”), Drew Fuller (“Charmed”) and Jake Stormoen (Jake Stormoen (Mythica, Extinct) have been added to the celebrity roster.
Katt, who had roles in episodes of popular early-to-mid 1970’s series like “M*A*S*H,” “Emergency!,” “Kung Fu,” “Kojak” and “Ironside,” co-starred in Carrie (1976) with Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie, First Love (1977) opposite Susan Dey and Big Wednesday (1978) alongside Gary Busey and Jan-Michael Vincent. He then took his most popular role in “The Greatest American Hero” as the high school teacher whose chance meeting with aliens ended with him receiving a suit with super powers (but no instructions).
Katt, James, Fuller and Stormoen join a wide-ranging list of guests, including Katt’s fellow “superheroes” Jason Momoa (Justice League, Aquaman) and Sam J. Jones (“Flash Gordon”), as well as Fuller’s fellow “Charmed” stars Holly Marie Combs and Brian Krause, Richard Grieco (A Night At The Roxbury, “21 Jump Street”), Thomas Ian Nicholas (Rookie of the Year, American Pie), pro wrestling legend The Honky Tonk Man, Lori Petty (Tank Girl, A League of their Own), Lydia Cornell (“Too Close for Comfort”), Melody Anderson (“Flash Gordon”), Brande Roderick (“Baywatch”), Jason Faunt (“Mighty Morphin Power Rangers”), Claudia Wells (Back to the Future franchise), Sandra Taylor (The Princess Diaries) and Samm Levine (“Freaks and Geeks,” Inglourious Basterds).
The event marks Wizard World’s return to the California state capital, and first at Cal Expo. Wizard World Sacramento was held from 2014-2017 at the Sacramento Convention Center. The event will feature many of the world’s top comics creators, an outstanding array of programming, live entertainment, cosplay contests, gaming and more.
Wizard World events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. The 10th event scheduled on the 2019 Wizard World calendar, Sacramento show hours are Friday, September 20, 4-9 p.m.; Saturday, September 21, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, September 22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Kids 10 and under are admitted free with paid adult.
Wizard World Sacramento is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed – will roam the convention floor and participate in the famed Wizard World Costume Contest on Saturday evening.
For more on the 2019 Wizard World Sacramento, visit http://wizd.me/SacramentoPR.
About Wizard Entertainment, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD)
Wizard Entertainment, Inc. (www.wizardworld.com) produces comic, gaming and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, tech, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming and entertainment takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A's, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Wizard Entertainment has also teamed with Sony Pictures Entertainment to find the next generation of movies as well as to engage in a number of strategic initiatives. Additional initiatives may include an augmented touring schedule of Wizard World shows, fixed-site installations, curated e-commerce, and the production and distribution of content both in the U.S. and internationally. Fans can interact with Wizard Entertainment at www.wizardworld.com and on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media services.
The 2019 Wizard World convention schedule is available at: http://www.wizardworld.com/comiccon.