Article by Jess Herbine & Anne Most Comic book and pop culture enthusiasts assembled at the 2012 Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con May 30 through June 2 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The convention featured celebrity guests including comic book king Stan Lee, Chris Hemsworth, William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Paul Wesley, Hayden Panettiere, Bruce [...]
About Jess HerbineAn former Entertainment & Arts Management major at Drexel, Jess has previously worked as the Entertainment Editor from 2010-2012. She is incredibly passionate about this city's arts and culture scene, and wants to bring all of Philadelphia's awesome offerings to the attention of those in the Drexel community. If you have any questions, comments or story ideas, feel free to reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org!
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