John Cassaday Named GOH at WizardWorld Texas
WizardWorld Texas, to be held at the Arlington Convention Center November 7-9, has named John Cassady its Guest of Honor. Cassady, currently drawing The Lone Ranger for Dynamite Entertainment, has made his name on titles including Astonishing X-Men and Planetary.
Additional guests named include Brian Azzarello (100 Bullets), Christos Gage (Avengers: The Initiative), Marc Guggenheim (Amazing Spider-Man), Phil Hester (Broken Trinity: The Darkness), Max Brooks (World War Z), Lee Bermejo (Hellblazer), Mitch Breitweiser (Captain America: The Chosen), Jacen Burrows (Crossed), Frank Cho (Jungle Girl), Shane Davis (Final Crisis: Rage of the Red Lanterns), Paul Duffield (FreakAngels), Marko Djurdjevic (Mighty Avengers) and Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night).
The convention has also announced the formation of Wizard World University, an academic track of programming was created alongside the Institute for Comics Studies (ICS). Wizard has announced the Institute for Comics Studies is currently accepting proposals through September 22 for presentations, book talks, side talks, roundtables, professional-focus discussion panels, workshops and other panels.
The academics behind this new track include Dr. Travis Langley from Henderson State University and Dr. Peter Coogan, Director, Institute for Comics Studies.