Saturday, May 9, 2020

Gene Simmons at Wizard World St. Louis 2017

With the current pandemic, all comic conventions are in limbo. That doesn't stop Wizard World from bringing great celebrities and cool experiences to fans.
Wizard World has been having virtual conventions and events and they have several more scheduled in the next few weeks. Tonight, they have the voice cast of Goblin Slayer, tomorrow they have the 1996 New York Yankees (1996 MLB World Champs), Tuesday they have the cast of Charmed and the cast of Dallas and more are scheduled after that.
The virtual experiences include live Q&A, live video chats, recorded video messages, and autographs. It's a great way to have some fun from the safe environs of your home. Admittedly, it is not as cool as experiencing this in person, but it is the next best thing. Also, some of these celebrities might not do actual comic cons, but they are doing these virtual events.
During these tough and strange times, we can use whatever bit of (close to) normalcy we can get. We can't go to comic cons yet, but Wizard World is bringing comic cons to us in the best way they can. I am waiting to see virtual selfies popping up online. 
I have met some of my favorite stars at Wizard World over the years. At Wizard World St. Louis a few years ago, I enjoyed a complete Gene Simmons experience, including a photo, meet and greet and a live show. I was literally a few feet from the stage as Gene and his band rocked all night. I figured he would perform a few songs. He performed for a solid two hours. This was an amazing day thanks to Wizard World.
Wizard World has come through many times over the years and they continue to satisfy fans. Yes of course it is a business, but they are doing it well and creatively. Especially in times like now, I appreciate what they do.
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Gene Simmons, Jack Keenan and me in St. Louis, MO-April 2017.

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