Champion Swimmer Ryan Lochte to Meet Fans at Wizard World Comic Con Richmond, September 10
Aug 26, 2016
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World champion swimmer Ryan Lochte will make one of his first
scheduled public appearances since returning from South America at
Wizard World Comic Con Richmond on Saturday, September 10. Lochte will
greet fans, sign a limited number of free autographs and pose for free
“selfies” as well as paid professional photo ops from 11:30-4 p.m. at
the Greater Richmond Convention Center.
Lochte has become a transcendent figure in the sports world, with 12
championships on the world’s biggest stage. He is the current world
record holder in the 200 and 400 individual medley and has been named
both American and World Swimmer of the Year twice in his career (2010
2011) and has a total of 80 medals in major international competition
including 53 first place finishes. As a Florida Gator, Ryan was a
two-time NCAA Swimmer of the Year, 24-time NCAA All-American, and 7-time
At the 2015 World Championships, Ryan made history with his fourth
consecutive victory in the 200-meter IM.
Ryan’s accomplishments in the pool along with his committed fan base (1
million+ Twitter followers, 570k+ Facebook fans and 397k+ Instagram
followers) have helped him gain pop culture status outside the pool. He
has made cameos on episodes of 30 Rock and Beverly Hills 90210, as well
as appearing on People’s 2012 ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ list.
Ryan’s reality television show, “What Would Ryan Lochte Do?,” debuted on
E! in April 2013. The show followed his life in training.
He adds to an already exciting, varied cast of celebrities at Wizard
World Comic Con Richmond which includes Nichelle Nichols (“Star
Trek”), Jewel Staite (Firefly, “Serenity”), Kevin Sorbo (“Hercules,”
“Andromeda”), Gene Simmons (frontman, KISS), John Schneider and
Catherine Bach (“The Dukes of Hazzard”), Sam Jones (Ted,
Ted 2), James Marsters (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer,”
“Caprica”), and Sara Underwood (“Attack of the Show!”). The pop
culture extravaganza, the 14th event on Wizard World’s 2016 calendar.
Wizard World comic and gaming con events bring together thousands of
fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies,
graphic novels, cosplay, comics, television, sci-fi, toys, video gaming,
gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Wizard World
Richmond show hours are Friday, September 9, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday,
September 10, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, September 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Wizard World 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. The famed Wizard World Richmond Costume Contest
will take place on Saturday night.
For more on the 2016 Wizard World Richmond, visit http://wizd.me/RichmondPR.
About Wizard World (OTCBB:WIZD)
Wizard World, Inc. (www.wizardworld.com)
produces comic, gaming and pop culture conventions across North America
that celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, television,
cosplay, comics, graphic novels, toys, video gaming, sci-fi, gaming,
original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of
topical programming takes place at each event, with celebrity QA’s,
comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening
parties and more. Wizard World has also launched Wizard World Store (www.shopwizardworld.com),
Wizard World Music (http://www.wizardworldmusic.com/),
CONtv, a digital media channel in partnership with leading independent
content distributor Cinedigm™ (NASDAQ:CIDM), and ComicConBox™ (www.comicconbox.com),
a premium subscription-based monthly box service. Fans can interact with
Wizard World on Facebook,
and other social media services.
The Wizard World 2016 schedule is available at: http://wizardworld.com/searchby/city/.
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