Wizard World returns to Madison for fourth consecutive year

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - From Disney to DC Comics, Wizard World has items of interest for fans of every franchise.

“We’ve been doing shows for twenty years and Madison is one of our favorite visits every year,” says spokesman Jerry Milani.

Milani says Madison is a city which truly embraces pop culture which is why it’s back for another year.

“Madison is a place that we have found over time really loves their pop culture and we bring as much of it as we can,” he says.

Vendors also enjoy making the trip back to southern Wisconsin.

“It’s always been a great experience,” says Michelle Fernandez, owner of Convention Exclusive. “It's my third year here and I keep coming back for more.”

Milani says initial sales are looking positive.

“We expect a full house here pretty much all three days,” he adds.

Madison is the traveling convention’s last stop of the year which means vendors are also anticipating holiday shoppers.

Kurt Lehner, a designer, expects big sales of his artwork.

“These would be great under somebody's tree for kids of all ages,” he says. “The big kid, the dad or the uncle.”

Fans will also get the chance to meet nearly twenty different celebrity guests. William Shatner of Star Trek and Barry Williams are just two of those in the area.

Allowing fans to connect with one another is one of the main goals of Wizard World.

“Celebrating those same things with thousands of other people who love the exact same things that you love,” Milani says.

The event runs through Sunday with tickets starting at $35 for adults. Kids under ten are free.

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