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World Famous Wizard World Costume Contest To Carry $10,000 Top Prize In Columbus, October 19

'Freaks & Geeks' Star Samm Levine, Cosplayers Knightmage, Galaxy Amethyst Among Judges At Greater Columbus Convention Center; Category Winners To Earn $500 Each For $12,500 Total Prize Pool

Sep. 30, 2019 / PRZen / COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Costume Contest is one of the great Wizard World traditions, with cosplayers showing off their "Saturday best" with every conceivable outfit demonstrating their creativity, fashion sense and fandom. And now Wizard World Columbus attendees can vie for more than just bragging rights, as the Best in Show winner at the October 19 event will receive a $10,000 cash prize, and five other categories will carry $500 prizes in the largest offering for a Wizard World Costume Contest ever, a $12,500 prize pool.

Attendees holding a weekend (3-day) or Saturday event admission for Wizard World Columbus may register to participate in the contest, held at the Short North Ballroom at the Greater Columbus Convention Center on Saturday evening. Signup is available at a designated location on the show floor as well as advance registration online here: http://wizd.me/10Kd.

In addition to the Best in Show grand prize of $10,000 to the individual or group selected, Wizard World will award $500 to one winner in each of the following categories: Best Hero; Best Villain; Best Anime Character; Best Video Game Character; Best Group or Duo. For full rules and guidelines, interested fans can visit https://wizardworld.com/ww-columbus-2019-costume-contest-rules.

"The Costume Contest has always been a huge part of our show, a time to let attendees have the stage and be the star," said John D. Maatta, Wizard World CEO. "The $10,000 Grand Prize is a way for us to reward those loyal fans who work so hard at showing off their fandom in the amazing cosplay they display. And the category prizes mean that anyone can win, even newcomers, and we encourage everyone to take part."

'Freaks & Geeks' star Samm Levine, and pro cosplayers Knightmage and Galaxy Amethyst are among the scheduled judges for the event, with others to be added.

For more on the 2019 Wizard World Columbus, visit http://wizd.me/ColumbusPR.

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. The 2019 Wizard World convention schedule is available at: http://www.wizardworld.com/comiccon.

Media Contact
Jerry Milani
646-883-5022
pr@wizardworld.com

Follow the full story here: https://przen.com/pr/33313715

Source: Wizard World (OTCBB:WIZD)

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