Yappn Corp.
OTCBB : YPPN

Yappn Corp.
Wizard World, Inc.
OTCBB : WIZD

August 08, 2013 08:20 ET

Wizard World Teams Up With Yappn at Wizard World Chicago Comic Con, August 8-11 to Provide Real Time Global Social Media Activity in Almost 70 Languages

Pop Culture Festival At Donald E. Stephens Convention Center In Rosemont, Ill., to provide attendees and fans around the world the ability to engage in social activities on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Flickr and Instagram instantly from a single online location in multiple languages

NEW YORK, NEW YORK and ROSEMONT, ILLINOIS--(Marketwired - Aug. 8, 2013) - Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB:WIZD) and Yappn Corp. (OTCBB:YPPN) are launching 360 Social Media to fans at Wizard World Chicago Comic Con and around the world, bringing the major active social feeds of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Flickr and Instagram together for all its celebrity guests and fans in a single online and mobile location - www.wizardworld.com/social.html. Fans can tune into real time global feeds never missing an action packed moment as it happens at Wizard World or in the future.

This exciting new technology, powered by Yappn, allows Wizard World fans to go to one online or mobile destination for the latest and greatest posts by celebrities and fans and instantly translates into any of almost 70 languages, giving a 360 degree view of all Wizard World social media.

Michael Shannon, who stars as "General Zod," in the summer blockbuster hit Man of Steel and Zachary Quinto, Star Trek and "American Horror Story" star, are among the top celebrities scheduled to attend Wizard World Chicago Comic Con, August 8-11 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. The standout roster will also include Eisner Award Hall of Famer Stan Lee, "Torchwood" and Zero Dark Thirty headliner John Barrowman, WWE® Superstar CM Punk® and Norman Reedus of "The Walking Dead" and Boondock Saints. It is the fifth in the 2013 series produced by Wizard World, Inc. and will also feature a top-drawer collection of well-known artists and writers and a variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions.

Lee will be in attendance on Friday and Saturday; Shannon, Quinto and Punk will appear on Saturday only; Reedus, Tudyk and Glau will be in attendance on Saturday and Sunday; Barrowman and Wheaton will appear all three days; and Routh will appear for photo ops on Thursday evening, then all day on Friday and Saturday.

The longest-running and highest-attended show on the Wizard World calendar, 2013 Wizard World Chicago Comic Con will also feature director Robert Rodriguez ("Machete," "Sin City"), "Serenity" and Firefly alums Alan Tudyk and Summer Glau, Will Yun Lee (The Wolverine, Total Recall), Brandon Routh (Superman Returns), Ralph Macchio (The Karate Kid, My Cousin Vinny), Wil Wheaton ("Star Trek: TNG, Stand By Me), Basketball Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman, Jon Bernthal of ("The Walking Dead") Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite, Blades of Glory) and Verne Troyer (Austin Powers).

WWE fans will also have the opportunity to meet WWE® World Heavyweight Champion Dolph Ziggler™, WWE® Diva AJ Lee™, WWE® Hall of Famer Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat™ and The Shield™ (Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins & Roman Reigns). It's the largest presence ever for WWE at a Wizard World event.

Additionally, all full price attendees will receive a free copy of the Exclusive Variant Cover of The Walking Dead #1 comic, drawn by Ethan Van Sciver and available only at Wizard World Chicago Comic Con.

Superstar comics creators scheduled to attend include Chris Claremont ("Uncanny X-Men," "Spider-Man"), Alan Davis ("Captain America," "Thor"), Esad Ribic ("Avengers vs. X-Men," "Wolverine"), Pasqual Ferry ("Gambit," "Hulk"), Harvey Tolibao ("Green Arrow," "Silver Surfer,"), Scott Snyder ("Batman," "Detective Comics"), Greg Capullo ("Spawn," "Haunt"), Kenneth Rocafort ("Superman," "Action Comics"), Neal Adams ("Batman," "Superman") and Phil Ortiz ("The Simpsons," "Muppet Babies").

Also not to be missed in the autograph area are Tara Strong ("My Little Pony," "Fairly Oddparents"), Allison Mack ("Smallville," Superman/Batman: Public Enemies), Michael Rosenbaum ("Smallville," "Justice League"), James and Oliver Phelps (Harry Potter), Denis O'Hare ("American Horror Story," "True Blood"), Morena Baccarin ("Homeland," "Stargate SG-1"), Jason David Frank ("Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers"), Linda Blair (The Exorcist, Repossessed) and Lou Ferrigno ("The Incredible Hulk," "The King of Queens").

Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, comics, toys, video gaming, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Wizard World Chicago Comic Con show hours are Thursday, Aug. 8, 3-8 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 9, noon - 7 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 10, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 11, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

A first-class lineup of topical programming takes place all four days at the event, with celebrity Q&A's, comics-themed sessions, costume contest, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Sunday, Aug. 11, is also Kids Day, with an array of activities and programming specially designed for the younger Wizard World fans.

Chicago Comic Con 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 - and some never before dreamed - will roam the convention floor, often stopping by the Cosplay Stage, the ideal place to see and be seen.

For more on the 2013 Wizard World Chicago Comic Con, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/home-ch.html.

About Wizard World:

Wizard World (OTCBB:WIZD) produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking. The events often feature celebrities from movies and TV, artists and writers, and events such as premieres, gaming tournaments, panels, and costume contests.

The full event schedule can be found at www.wizardworld.com.

***** SAVE THE 2013-14 DATES *****

August 8-11 - Wizard World Chicago Comic Con

September 20-22 - Wizard World Ohio Comic Con

October 18-20 - Wizard World Nashville Comic Con

November 22-24 - Wizard World Austin Comic Con

January 24-26, 2014 - Wizard World Portland Comic Con

February 7-9, 2014 - Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con

April 4-6, 2014 - Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con

June 19-22, 2014 - Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con

About Yappn:

Yappn (www.yappn.com) provides the ability for everyone to globalize their social messaging instantly in real-time in almost 70 languages, reducing the cost, time and resources associated with traditional language services, improving messaging and the ability to conduct global business.

Yappn compliments social activities across a wide range of existing social platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, Flickr and other social networks by removing the language barrier.

Yappn is a place where people can meet, chat, engage and consume content, individually, in groups and by topic, regardless of the language they speak. By removing the language barrier, the entire world opens up to an entirely new paradigm of communication.

Yappn also offers a set of very powerful communication tools where users can create opportunities to meet, chat, engage and consume in their own virtual location creating global social engagement for private events and closed networks.

Intertainment Media Inc. (TSX VENTURE:INT)(OTCQX:ITMTF)(FRANKFURT:I4T) has a controlling interest in Yappn Corp.

Yappn Corp is publicly in the US on the OTCBB - symbol "YPPN"

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