Wizard World coming to town next month

Once Upon a Time stars Lana Parrilla, Rebecca Mader and Jared Gilmore, The Vampire Diaries headliner Ian Somerhalder and the Supergirl tandem of Mehcad Brooks and Jeremy Jordan are among the wave of celebrities scheduled to attend the 19th annual Wizard World Philadelphia, June 13-16 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Some of the world’s most talented creators will populate Artist Alley at Wizard World.

Wizard World Philadelphia will also feature non-stop live entertainment hosted by Kato Kaelin, gaming, exclusive Q&A sessions with top celebrities and movie screenings hosted by stars and directors.

Wizard World events bring together 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 and contests.

Wizard World Philadelphia 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 will roam the convention floor and participate in a costume contest on Saturday evening.

Philadelphia show hours are Thursday, June 13, 4-9 p.m.; Friday, June 14, noon-7 p.m.; Saturday, June 15, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; and Sunday, June 16, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Kids 10 and under are admitted free with paid adult.

For more on Wizard World Philadelphia, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/comiccon/philadelphia. ••