RVD Comments On WWE Return + CM Punk At Comic-Con


— During a recent online podcast, Rob Van Dam spoke about his upcoming WWE return at the Money in the Bank pay-per-view on July 14th. Check out some highlights below …

“I read this yesterday on some story. It said, ‘With one 48-second video, WWE can make RVD mean more than he’s meant in the last several years.’ I think it’s true.

The reason I think that’s true is because like over the last several years I’ve had so many people say, ‘RVD, you got to get back in the ring. What did you do, retire?’

You know, and I’m always promoting, ‘No, no, Thursday nights on Spike every week.’ And I’ve done that for three years. I don’t know about you, but I get that all the time. All the time. And that’s the difference between this and this.”

— Wizard World sent out the following press release today…

Q&A Sessions with Top Stars Highlight Wizard World Comic Con NYC Experience Programming, June 28-30

Stan Lee, Patrick Stewart, WWE® Superstar CM Punk® and Norman Reedus are among the celebrities hosting Q&A’s to highlight next weekend’s programming offerings at Wizard World Comic Con NYC Experience, June 28-30 at Basketball City (Pier 36).

Celebrity question-and-answer sessions with top celebrities like legend Stan Lee,”Star Trek: The Next Generation” icon Patrick Stewart, Norman Reedus and Michael Rooker of “The Walking Dead,” “The Fonz” Henry Winkler and WWE® Superstar CM Punk® and a series of comics and sci-fi themed panels highlight the programming schedule at the 2013 Wizard World Comic Con NYC Experience, June 28-30 at Basketball city (Pier 36) in Manhattan.

Among the most popular sessions are:

· Interactive Q&A’s with Lee, Stewart, Reedus and Rooker, Winkler, Punk, James Marsters, Pam Grier, Ray Park, Denis O’Hare, Anthony Michael Hall, Jason David Frank and more

· Comics, art- and sci-fi themed panels featuring Neal Adams (composing covers), Mike Zeck (portfolios) Dr. Rebecca Housel (vampire lore/urban myths), National Cartoonist Society Hall of Famer Stan Goldberg and Tom Cook (animation)

· The story behind LEGO over nearly 80 years

· Meet-and-greet sessions with Lee and Frank (additional fee required)

Unless noted, programming events take place in the designated programing rooms at Basketball City, in the “Room Mezzanine” or “Outdoor Stage.” Most are included as part of standard Wizard World Comic Con NYC Experience admission; VIP tickets or additional costs may apply to ensure access to select activities, as noted.

A full list of Wizard World Comic Con NYC Experience programming is available online (subjects, guests, times and rooms subject to change):

Friday, June 28

5:00 5:45pm The Art Of Collaboration With Annie Nocenti & Alex Sanchez (Room Mezzanine)

5:00 5:45pm Ray Park Q&A (Outdoor Stage)

6:00 6:45pm A Retrospective With Stan Goldberg (Room Mezzanine)

6:00 6:45pm Pam Grier Q&A (Outdoor Stage)

7:00 7:45pm Drawing Faces With Amy Reeder (Room Mezzanine

7:00 7:45pm James Marsters Q&A (Outdoor Stage)

8:00 8:45pm Stan Lee Meet And Greet Paid Event (Room Mezzanine)

8:30 9:15pm WWE® Superstar Cm Punk® Q&A (Outdoor Stage)

Saturday, June 29

11:00 11:45am Henry Winkler Q&A (Outdoor Stage)

12:00 12:45pm TBA (Room Mezzanine)

1:00 1:45pm Vampire Lore And Other Urban Myths And Legends With Dr. Rebecca Housel (Room Mezzanine)

1:00 1:45pm Stan “the Man” Lee Q&A (Outdoor Stage)

2:00 2:45pm Singularity&Co: Independent Publishing Vs Big House Publishing (Room Mezzanine)

2:00 2:45pm Jason David Frank: Power Ranger Q&A (Outdoor Stage)

3:00 3:45pm TBA (Room Mezzanine)

3:00 3:45pm Hip-Hop & Comics: Cultures Combining (Outdoor Stage)

4:00 4:45pm Drawing And Composing Covers For Dramatic Effect With Neil Adams (Room Mezzanine)

4:00 4:45pm Patrick Stewart Q&A (Outdoor Stage)

5:00 5:45pm Will Eisner: Behind The Legend (Room Mezzanine)

5:00 5:45pm Denis O’hare Q&A (Outdoor Stage)

Sunday, June 30

11:00 11:45am Jason David Frank Meet And Greet Paid Event (Room Mezzanine)

12:00 12:45pm Lego: Behind The Brick (Room Mezzanine)

12:00 12:45pm Norman Reedus & Michael Rooker Q&A (Outdoor Stage)

1:00 1:45pm Mastering The Universe With Tom Cook (Room Mezzanine)

1:00 1:45pm Wil Wheaton Q&A (Outdoor Stage)

2:00 2:45pm Singularity&Co: Storytelling Across Genres (Room Mezzanine)

2:00 2:45pm Anthony Michael Hall Q&A (Outdoor Stage)

3:00 3:45pm Inside The Portfolio With Mike Zeck (Room Mezzanine)

*Seating for panels is strictly limited and available on a first served basis. We do not clear all panel rooms unless you are seated in a section that is marked with a sign at the end of the row reading: ROW WILL BE CLEARED AT THE END OF EACH PANEL.

Wizard World Comic Con NYC Experience will be the fourth of eight events on the 2013 calendar, which also includes shows in Chicago (Aug. 8-11), Columbus, Ohio (Sept. 20-22), Nashville, Tenn. (Oct. 18-20) and Austin, Texas (Nov. 22-24). Wizard World has also scheduled four 2014 dates: Portland, Ore. (Jan. 24-26), New Orleans (Feb. 7-9), St. Louis (April 4-6) and Philadelphia (June 19-22).

Wizard World events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, comics, toys, video gaming, music, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more.

About Wizard World

Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD) produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking. The events often feature celebrities from movies and TV, creators, artists and writers, and events such as premieres, gaming tournaments, panels, workshops, and costume contests.

The full event schedule can be found at wizardworld.com.

June 28-30 Wizard World Comic Con NYC Experience

August 8-11 Wizard World Chicago Comic Con

September 20-22 Wizard World Ohio Comic Con

October 18-20 Wizard World Nashville Comic Con

November 22-24 Wizard World Austin Comic Con

January 24-26, 2014 Wizard World Portland Comic Con

February 7-9, 2014 Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con

April 4-6, 2014 Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con

June 19-22, 2014 Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con.

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