The Musical Pulse of the iPalpiti Festival Beats Strong in its 20th Season

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LOS ANGELES, CA, (May 27, 2017) – The “world-class” iPalpiti Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary season. From July 13 through July 30, prize-winning young musicians from around the globe will give 16 concerts in prestigious venues throughout the Greater Los Angeles, San Diego and Orange Counties. The Grand Finale performance at the Music Center’s Walt Disney Concert Hall on July 29, reviewed as “the highlight of the summer [in Los Angeles]” will include a Gala Dinner.

Presented by iPalpiti Artists International, twenty-three select international laureates from 17 countries such as Ecuador, Turkey, Finland, Italy, Japan, Israel and more will arrive for its annual festival. Under the direction of Maestro Eduard Schmieder, this acclaimed ensemble of soloists, often referred to as the “United Nations of Classical Music” will perform rare and popular works from the Classic, Romantic, and Modern repertoire, and as orchestra will feature MAJESTIC CLASSICS programs of Schubert, Mozart, and Beethoven.

Since its inception as a non-profit in Los Angeles in 1997 by Russian émigré musicians Eduard and Laura Schmieder, with the blessing and support of the late great violinist Lord Yehudi Menuhin, iPalpiti has been supporting, promoting and developing the careers of exceptional, young professional classical musicians. Local outreach programs include Student Coalition for the Arts and Mentor Program, this season 300+ local schools’ 5-12th graders.

“Classical music is the spiritual factor which brings people together and unites them irrespective of religion and culture, appealing to sublime senses,” stated Maestro Schmieder. In a spirit of giving to the community, iPalpiti ensures a good proportion of its Festival performances are free to the public, and for paid performances gives a significant number of tickets (over 600) to under-served community organizations, shelters, youth music programs, public schools, and non-profit agencies serving economically disadvantaged and special needs groups.

The iPalpiti Festival opens in Encinitas, CA and continues its residency at the Soka Performing Arts Center in Aliso Viejo, concluding with a week of celebrations in Beverly Hills-Los Angeles.

Tickets range from free to $27 – $180. For the Disney Concert Hall performance, tickets are available through iPalpiti or at the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office. For ALL 2017 festival and gala tickets, or to donate to the organization, please call (310) 205-0511 or visit

About iPalpiti Artists International
iPalpiti Artists International is a non-profit organization founded in 1997 by internationally renowned violinists and music educators, Eduard and Laura Schmieder. iPalpiti’s humanitarian mission of cultural exchange has created a truly universal network of more than 200 artists from all over the world, promoting international understanding through music.


Romantic Fiction Author C. L. Hunter Announces New Romantic Fiction Release, ‘My Soul Belongs To You’


Romantic fiction author C. L. Hunter has announced a new release, ‚My Soul Belongs To You’. The new book is the second book in the Soul Mate series featuring primary characters Kate and Deacon, and is the follow up to her first romantic fiction novel, ‚Your Soul Was Made for Mine”. The latest book is a breathtaking blend of drama and desire.

Hunter takes being a romantic person seriously. She doesn’t just believe in it. She lives it. She is in complete harmony with the concept of happy ever after. Through her writing she takes readers with her. She believes that we were all born to love, to show love, and yes, to be loved.

We live in a world in which multiple relationships are typical and divorce is the norm, but life doesn’t end when one part of our lives fall apart. You never know what’s around the next bend. Being a hopeless romantic seems old fashioned to some. But to C. L. Hunter, being a hopeless romantic means that you are deeply in love with another person and there is little chance of falling out of love with that person. That is what we all seek. This is the concept that she provides for her readers.

„My definition of a romantic person is simple,” Hunter stated. „A person who often takes an idealized or old-fashioned view towards love. Maybe I’m an old soul. Whatever the reason is, I take being a romantic person seriously. I don’t just believe in it. I live it. I say it out loud. I spread my belief to others. They can choose to agree or disagree, that isn’t the point of my conviction. The point of my conviction is this, I believe that we were all born to love, to show love, and yes, to be loved.”

The storyline of ‚My Soul Belongs to You’ takes readers from the busy city life of Dublin, Ireland to the quiet little town of Hilton Head, South Carolina. Two lives are pulled together by tragedy and something more—call it fate, call it faeries. After giving up a daughter for adoption at sixteen, Katlyn Reynolds has built a successful advertising company to keep her mind busy and her heart safe. But this pain from her past has made Kate a use ’em and leave ’em kind of girl, bypassing love and commitment to protect herself. And this system has worked—until she meets Deacon O’Mallery, a sweet, sexy, striving Irish businessman.

‚My Soul Belongs to You’ has received rave reviews. One stated, „This book was absolutely riveting. Twists and turns all throughout that kept you on edge until the end. Suspense, mystery and beautiful romance combined into one. I can’t wait for the 3rd book.” Another said, ” I loved the first book but this one is definitely the heart and soul. So looking forward to the third book coming out soon.”

C. L. Hunter is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at Both books are available at Amazon and other online book retailers. More information is available at Hunter’s site.

About C. L. Hunter:

C.L. Hunter started writing poetry as a young girl. She attended Arkansas State, studying business, but started a family early having three children. Hunter considers herself a Floridian, having lived in Saint Augustine since the age of seven.

MG Hardie’s THEM Takes Humanity to That Sunken Place

 MG Hardie’s THEM takes humanity to that sunken place 

THEM by MG Hardie opens with the protagonist, Devon Heathrow, running for his life through a murky swamp. His clothes burned and singed his pursuer closing in on him. From there the novel takes the reader through a collapsing cave to South America sights and sounds to ocean depths to African castles to Middle Eastern village. 

“THEM book, starts deep and hard and continues in this vane, it’s thoughtful and fast. The insights into the human condition and the system had me asking myself questions and staying up late to finish reading. This is no normal superhero novel, Devon is more like Captain America, with a masters in law. The final scene is as in depth and thought provoking as any book I’ve ever read.”-

„The way MG Hardie achieved that balance between story moving forward and philosophy reminds me of Richard Bach and Michael Crichton books…this one had me hooked.” – Corey at Carbor Reviews

Alongside world travel are supernatural battles and explorations of social and political issues. In THEM Hardie takes an unflinching look at complex issues such as the moral ramifications of violence, along with the nature of history, with themes of redemption, and belief. THEM poses the question: Does talent, hard work, or fate determine who gets the contract, the promotion, the gig, or the role? Or it’s THEM…

In Paperback and Ebook on May 23

Listen to chapter 1 of THEM by MG Hardie for free.

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Award Winning Author Dana Lyons Announces New Ghostwriting Services Now Available For Fiction, Nonfiction


Multi-award winning author Dana Lyons has announced she is offering full ghostwriting services to members of the public for both fiction and nonfiction books.

„Ghostwriting has been around since writing began,” Lyons stated. „There has always been, and always will be, people who want their name on a book cover or document, yet don’t know how to go about it. While writing and publishing a book is an exhaustive endeavor not for the faint-hearted, the first thing you must have is the idea for the book.”

„Many people have the story idea, but don’t know how to get it out of their head. Or they don’t know how to get it onto paper. Here is where a ghostwriter comes in. I just completed two ghostwriting contracts. Because of the NDA, I can’t tell you what I wrote, but I can say it was an interesting task I enjoyed. All the plot outlines, along with world and character basics were provided. I was hired to get into the characters heads and flesh out the details.”

„My next novel, a time travel romance, title to be announced, comes out July 1st . But when I’m not writing for myself, I am available for hire for ghostwriting projects long or short, fiction or non-fiction. Whether you’re a celebrity wanting to produce a romance novel, or a congressman writing a tell-all, a ghostwriter is what you need.”

Dana Lyons creates stories no one else could write. Her books feature reincarnated lovers, time traveling souls, and an epic battle against ancient powers and alien forces. All of her books are fast paced, engaging and enlightening, written in contemporary time with modern elements as well as scenes from the ancient past. She takes her readers to worlds both ancient and contemporary for adventures of the heart, mind, and spirit.

Dana Lyons’ books have received rave reviews posted on line. Reviewers have said: „Dana Lyons has the remarkable ability of being able to create heroines who are smart, sexy, sassy and complicated all at the same time!”

„The rapid character development and story line left me unable to put it down.”,

„Wonderful suspense. Makes you wonder if it could really happen.”

„The way this author writes, the words visually play out in your head like a movie, so to see it on the big screen would be awesome.”

Dana has been named as a winner in the 2016 ’50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading’ Book Awards. Her honors came as a result of her appearance on The Authors Show. She was chosen as one of the best from a large number of authors through a public voting process. She was previously a winner in the 2015 ’50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading’ Awards.

Her body of work includes:

‚A Love Reborn’, a modern paranormal thriller about ancient love, magic, and betrayal.

‚The Road to Babylon’, an epic paranormal thriller revolving around a prophecy so ancient the world had long forgotten it, and a power so secret, even its possessor was unaware of it.

‚Heart of the Druae’, a paranormal romance that relates the tale of archeologist Eric Beck. On an unexplored hill near Stonehenge, something calls to him. Someone calls to him. And on the day of the summer solstice, his entire existence is about to change …

‚The Rosetta Coin’, another epic paranormal thriller detailing the story of an artifact many have died for and an adventure that could change the world.

Dana Lyons is available for client consultations and media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at All of Dana’s books are available at Amazon and other online retail outlets. More information is available at her website.


Dana Lyons lives in the mountains of western North Carolina. She has been writing since 2002.


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Ann Arbor, Michigan: Aaron Dworkin, Dean of University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance and founder of the mentoring website, recently teamed up with world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma and pianist Lara Downes, a Sphinx Medal of Excellence winner, to highlight the importance of the arts in building bridges between people with varying perspectives, religions, and cultures.

“We live in a divisive world where at times it seems that no-one is listening to one another. This is where the arts, time and time again, prove their power as bridge builders between people of different races, cultures, and faiths,” said Dworkin, who recently returned from Washington D.C. where he and his wife Afa received a Kennedy Center Award for Human Spirit. They were honored for their work as the founder (Aaron) and current president and artistic director (Afa) of the Sphinx Organization.

“In this day in age, with all the challenges that lay in front of us, I can’t think of anything more important than finding ways to create a dialogue and open avenues where we can truly listen and learn from one another,” added Dworkin. “The arts have and will continue to show us how to do just that.”

Dworkin, a passionate advocate for excellence in arts education and inclusion in the performing arts, advocates for living a creative and fulfilling life through, in which he shares a weekly video, helping his audience find creativity and empowering them to live a more creative life.

Advocacy Social is the first social media and content marketing agency specializing in identifying, engaging and empowering brand advocates. Advocacy Social works with brands to effectively engage their target audiences and empowers passion in their brand advocates. Learn more about Advocacy Social at


For Teens In Trouble, Hope And Courage Are Offered In Dr Barbara Becker Holstein’s Award Winning Selfie Films, Books And Stage Play

Dr. Holstein, a psychologist/filmmaker and originator of a unique Selfie Film concept, writes award-winning books, plays and produces short films that offer solutions to problems that impact today’s teens and tweens


Teen suicide is the subject of a very popular book and television series entitled ‚Thirteen Reasons Why’. Teen suicide has many causes, but the paths to prevention are few. In the simplest terms possible, suicide prevention is a question of empowerment. Teens must feel as though they have the power to overcome challenges – regardless of what those challenges might be. Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein’s cutting edge selfie films and books for teens draw clear maps to empowerment that can help any teen overcome any challenge. She accomplishes this by utilizing a format that teens understand – selfie films.

„There are differences between my films and ‚Thirteen Reasons Why’,” Dr Holstein stated. „Aside from a difference in production costs involving millions of dollars, my films are reminders of hope and courage in all the angst and despair one may feel growing up. ‚The Truth, Falling in Love’ and ‚Secrets, are teaching films in that we get to understand adolescence better. Grown-ups have simply forgotten many of the emotional aches and pains of growing up. They need to be reminded. Kids are living these moods and emotions right now, but don’t know how to evaluate how they feel and often don’t know how to reach solutions to challenging situations they are in. My films help both kids and adults by providing the information they need. For example, in ‚Secrets, A Coming of Age, Selfie Film’, based on themes in Secrets, Diary of a Gutsy Teen, the girl is filled with normal feelings of jealousy and worry as she waits for her mom to have a baby. Two things happen that are important. When she sees the baby she realizes she has the capacity for positive feelings toward her new sister. Also, her mom is smart and makes her feel that she is still extremely important and loved. This is learning material. Watching the film and discussing it helps kids and adults see how our emotions shift and can move from hurt and jealousy to affection and caring. Also, we learn how important it is for parents to say the right things at the right time.”

„My films are carefully designed to connect with young people and to arouse feelings and memories in adults. They are raw and real, as much of the filming is done by the actress with her own iphone, augmented at times with a B-roll team of camera people. Is the lighting perfect? No. Is the sound totally even? No. Do the films teach, give hope, tell a real slice of life so touching that the audience laughs and sighs from deep in their bellies? Yes.”

Holstein’s short films have won numerous awards and accolades. ‚The Truth – A Short Film’ premiered at the Garden State Film Festival and its song, ‚On The Edge of Something New’ won the award as the best pop song of 2016. The short two minute film by Dr. Holstein, ‚The Truth, A Short Short Film’, premiered at FilmOneFest in July. The film was chosen as an Official Selection in the Chain Film Festival held in Manhattan on August 13, 2016. The film was also selected by the Jersey City International Television and Film Festival (JCITFF), and was shown on November 5, 2016 at the Jersey City International Television and Film Festival. ‚The Truth – A Short Film’ was officially selected for the Golden Door International Film Festival held in September 2016. Recently, it was shown at The Grove Film Festival in Jersey City and on May 21, 2017, the shorter version will be shown at The Hang On To Your Shorts Film Festival in Asbury Park, New Jersey, where it is up for an award as Best Experimental Short Film. And to top it off, ‚The Truth – A Short Film’ was an official selection for the virtual Female Filmmakers Film Festival held on the web. There was a public voting of favorite films and ‚The Truth’ came in 12th of 92 films.

The second film, ‚Falling in Love, A Coming of Age, Selfie Film, is detailed in a new ebook: ‚A Selfie Film – Falling In Love’ by Dr. Holstein. This ebook details many of the issues and stories behind the creation of Dr. Holstein’s „selfie films”, which utilize cutting edge New Media technology. These films are Selfie Films assisted by a professional camera crew, resulting in an intensity and intimacy of performance. The topics and questions for discussion in the book can be used by a group of two, a parent and a child, or a group of hundreds as the universal subjects of growing up and handling tough issues are discussed.

‚Falling in Love’ is was an official selection at the Brightside Tavern Film Festival in Jersey City in early March, nominated for several awards, including ‚Best Experimental Film’ and ‚Best New Jersey Short’. It came in second place for ‚Best New Jersey Short’. It will be shown on May 21st at The Hang On To Your Shorts Film Festival in Asbury Park. It is up for several awards, including ‚Best Experimental Film’ and ‚Best New Concept in a Film’. On June 19, 2017, ‚The Truth’, ‚Falling in Love’ and ‚Secrets’ will be shown at the Monmouth County District Library in Shrewsbury.

Exciting news is that ‚The Truth, A Coming of Age, Selfie Film’ is now available to download. It is distributed by which brings a universe of diverse independent content right to consumers. Cinecosmos specializes in historical, medical, parody, and psychological storylines.

On March 29, 2017 Dr. Holstein attended for the sixth time, Author’s Day at the Ocean Township Intermediate School where she presented film excerpts from both ‚The Truth’ and ‚Falling in Love’ to sixth graders. They were able to watch at the same time, yet separately on their tablets. Comments included how genuine the girl’s emotions were, how parents can’t always be there to protect or understand, how hard it is to move to a new town, the real issues of having a crush, and suggestions as to how we can handle problems.

Dr. Holstein is also partnering with charitable organizations who focus on helping young girls overcome challenges. She allows her films to be used as fundraising tools.

Dr. Holstein requests that any verified charitable organization interested in raising funds contact her via email. She is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at Both the film and the ebook are available at Payhip. All of her books are available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and all other online retailers. More information is available at her website.


Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein, internationally known Positive Psychologist is the creator of The Enchanted Self ®, a positive psychology method for happiness. Dr. Holstein’s Enchanted Self website was just included as one of the best websites in positive psychology. She is in private practice in Long Branch, New Jersey with her husband, Dr. Russell M. Holstein.

Dr. Barbara can be found on the web, interviewed, writing articles and posting video ‚TED’ style talks on Happiness, Positive Psychology, Relationships and Parenting.

She has been a contributor to Heart and Soul, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Redbook, Real Simple, The Wall Street Journal, Time on line, the Today Show and Family Circle Magazine.

KaDaoYin to perform experimental cross-cultural music at Taiwan Academy L.A.

Taiwan Academy in Los Angeles is proud to present KaDaoYin, who will be performing improvised music on a unique cross-cultural instrumentation on May 30th, 2017 starting 7 pm at our Westwood location.


Taiwan Academy in Los Angeles is proud to present KaDaoYin, who will be performing improvised music on a unique cross-cultural instrumentation on May 30th, 2017 starting 7 pm at our Westwood location. This is the first stop of their 2017 West Coast tour; after this performance, they have been invited to the San Francisco International Arts Festival, and will perform there on June 1st and 2nd.

KaDaoYin’s members are based in Taipei and London. With its signature combination of piano, C-saxophone, sheng (Chinese mouth organ), and zheng (Chinese zither), the music of KaDaoYin stands at the crossroads of contemporary classical music, Chinese folk music, free improvisation, and jazz.

“KaDaoYin takes Chinese music and free improvisation to a new level. These guys know where they come from and where they are going, and they are going there together.” – As portrayed by the Award-Winning producer of the Golden Melody Awards for Traditional Arts and Music, Martijn Vanbuel.

KaDaoYin‘s first two albums have both won prestigious awards in Taiwan: “Four Characters” received the 3rd Taiwan Golden Indie Music Award for Best Jazz Album and Best Jazz Track in 2012; “Slow” received the 25th Taiwan Golden Melody Award for Traditional Arts (equivalent to the Grammy) for Best Crossover Album in 2014.

Tri State Sports Highlights Partnerships with Professional Sports Teams

RIDGEFIELD PARK, NJ – Tri State Sports is a Northern NJ based interactive promotional marketing firm that represents top NYC Sports teams. The CEO discussed the highlights and benefits of these partnerships.


Paul, the CEO of Tri State Sports, outlined their client base, the impact of these relationships on production and company culture, and goals for the future.

“We have the privilege of representing the NY Mets and the New York Yankees,” Paul said. “We recently signed a promotional campaign with the NYC Football club; a team that plays out of Yankee Stadium.”

“Sports is a language that a lot of people can relate to,” Paul said. “Whether someone played sports in the past or just loves watching them, it’s familiar in some capacity. Not to mention- it’s sexy.”

Paul elaborated on how the sports related clientele attracts job seekers who tend to be a great fit for the Management Training Program offered at Tri State Sports. He mentioned how those candidates primarily demonstrate the qualities of being competitive, hard working, team oriented and persistent.

“Beyond the upside of attracting top talent, working closely with professional sports teams provides financial opportunities even at the entry level,” Paul said. “The majority of Account Executives starting out make about $40K annually and our top entry level representatives bring in $1K to $1.5K per week: an annual equivalent of $57K to $70K.”

In addition to drawing in qualified team members and the monetary benefits of working with these clients, Paul emphasized the impact that it has on the company culture.

“Having free access to all of the MLB games opens the door for building relationships with my team and networking,” Paul said. “It’s so valuable to be able to kick back and enjoy time with everyone outside of work.”

“Recently, we also attended an orientation at Citi Field Stadium where we were given a full stadium tour and met with the executives who work on their behalf,” Paul said. “We will have the same opportunity at Yankee Stadium, and being able to visualize the seats offered in the promotions enhances the training for our team.”

“Our clients equally love working with us because of our results,” Paul said. “We brought in $2.7 million in sales in 20 weeks last season, and our goal for this season is to sell $600,000.00 in commission to pay out our sales representatives within a 16-week period.”

“Although we love our current clients, we want to continue adding to our repertoire,” Paul said. “Moving forward, we are aggressively pursuing the Philadelphia Phillies!”


Tri State Sports is the leading experiential promotions firm the Tri-State Area based out of Ridgefield Park. Their expert team of marketing associates has the knowledge and experience to deliver interactive campaigns that generate increased brand awareness, customer engagement, and market share growth. The firm’s reputation for delivering professional representation has allowed them to expand into new regions, strengthening their ability to help businesses connect with their consumers through personalized, targeted promotions. They now operate several offices nationwide, giving them the necessary presence to reach different demographics and form profitable relationships with new businesses. By combining cutting-edge techniques with a commitment to core values, Tri State Sports stands alone as a marketing leader. To learn more, visit

Real Health Symposium, Sponsored By Sponaugle Wellness Institute, To Be Held May 20, 2017 In Oldsmar FL

The goal of the Real Health Symposium is to educate, raise awareness, create community and provide support and resources for those living with Chronic Illness and their caregivers and loved ones. The event will feature Dr. Rick Sponaugle and Katina Makris


Dr. Rick Sponaugle has announced that the 2017 Real Health Symposium will be held at Courtyard By Marriott in Oldsmar, FL on May 20th, 2017. Sponsored by Sponaugle Wellness Institute, the event will provide support and resources for those who suffer from Autoimmune issues, Lyme disease, mold or Industrial Toxicity, while raising funds for valuable non-profit organizations in the Lyme community. The event will feature Dr. Rick Sponaugle, M.D., and Katina Makris, CCH CIH.

Dr. Rick Sponaugle M.D. is the medical director of Sponaugle Wellness Institute in Tampa Bay, Florida. An Integrative Medicine physician who practices functional medicine, he approaches healing using treatments that optimize function and detoxification of the body. With emphasis on environmental medicine and tick-borne infections, Dr. Sponaugle specializes in treating brain and neurological disorders derived from severe neurotoxicity. The majority of Dr. Sponaugle’s patients require simultaneous treatment for neurological Lyme disease, mold toxicity, industrial toxicity, and gastrointestinal dysbiosis.

Dr. Sponaugle has personally lived with Mold Toxicity and Lyme disease. His daughter contracted Lyme disease as a teenager and this experience helped shape the practice he has today.

A graduate of Duke University and the Stillpoint School of Integrative Life Healing, Katina Makris is a seasoned Classical Homeopath and Certified Intuitive Healer. Writing a popular health column for a decade, along with hosting the breakthrough „Lyme light Radio Show”, Katina has a loyal and dedicated following. Lyme Light Radio featured many inspirational stories of recovery as well as guest interviews with some of the most prominent doctors in the world who are treating Lyme disease.

An award winning author, her memoir, „Out of the Woods: Healing Lyme Disease – Body, Mind & Spirit”, shares her ten year triumphant journey of healing from Advanced Chronic Lyme disease. With excellent reviews, including Huffington Post, Katina’s second book, „Autoimmune Illness and Lyme disease Recovery Guide: Mending the Body, Mind and Spirit”, has been well received in North America and Europe. It has also been translated into German.

The 2017 Real Health Symposium will be held at Courtyard By Marriott in Oldsmar, FL on May 20th, 2017 from 9am to 5pm local time. Ticket are free. Donations are encouraged and will support

More information, including ticket information, is available at the event website.

About Dr. Sponaugle:

Dr. Rick Sponaugle M.D. is the medical director of Sponaugle Wellness Institute in Tampa Bay, Florida. He is an Integrative Medicine physician who practices functional medicine, with emphasis on environmental medicine and tick-borne infections.

About Katina Makris:

Katina Makris is a Classical Homeopath and Certified Intuitive Healer, health columnist, radio show host and award winning author.

Nichols, Marsters, Carpenter, Brendon Top Celebrities At Wizard World Comic Con Sacramento

Sean Gunn, Holly Marie Combs, Kevin Sorbo Also Headline Guest Roster To Date; Talented Comics Creators, Live Entertainment, Variety of Exhibitors, Cosplayers, Robust Programming At Sacramento Convention Center


Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) continues its 2017 schedule with its fourth trip to the Sacramento Center at Wizard World Comic Con Sacramento, June 16-18. Nichelle Nichols (“Star Trek”) and the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” trio of James Marsters, Charisma Carpenter and Nicholas Brendon, Sean Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy, “Gilmore Girls”), Kevin Sorbo (“Hercules,” “Andromeda”) and Barry Bostwick (Rocky Horror Picture Show, “Spin City”) headline the roster of celebrity guests scheduled to attend the comic con and pop culture extravaganza.

Carpenter will attend Saturday and Sunday, June 17-18; the other celebrities are scheduled for all three days.

Others scheduled to attend Wizard World Comic Con Sacramento include Holly Marie Combs (“Charmed,” “Pretty Little Liars”), Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite, Blades of Glory), Cas Anvar (Assassin’s Creed, “The Expanse”), Lou Ferrigno (“The Incredible Hulk,” “The King of Queens”), voice actors Sandy Fox („The Simpsons,” „King of the Hill”) and Lex Lang („LEGO Star Wars The Resistance Rises,” „Dr. Doom”).

Wizard World Comic Con Sacramento will also feature non-stop live entertainment, gaming, exclusive Q&A sessions with top celebrities, movie screenings hosted by stars and directors and more. Details to follow soon.

Wizard World is the home of the most creative comics artists and writers on the planet. Artist Alley in Sacramento will feature Jeremy Clark („Escape From Monster Island,” „Grimm Fairy Tales Genesis: Heroes Reborn”), Phil Ortiz („The Simpsons,” „Muppet Babies”), Tom Cook („The Smurfs,” „He-Man”), Danny Fingeroth (“Spider-Man,” “Iron Man”), Victor Dandridge (“The Samaritan,” “Origins Unknown”), Clinton Hobart (licensed Disney fine artist) and many others.

Wizard World Comic Con 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 eighth event scheduled on the 2017 Wizard World calendar, Sacramento show hours are Friday, June 16, 4-9 p.m.; Saturday, June 17, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, June 18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Kids 10 and under are admitted free with paid adult.

Wizard World Comic Con 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 2017 Wizard World Sacramento, visit
About Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD)
Wizard World, Inc. ( produces comic, gaming and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, 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 World has also launched ComicConBox™ (, a premium subscription-based monthly box service, SocialCon™ ( and Wizard World Touring. Fans can interact with Wizard World on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media services.

The 2017 Wizard World convention schedule is available at: