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Wizard World teams with Kids' Book Bank on comic book program

• Mar 8, 2019 at 9:08 AM

CLEVELAND — Wizard World and the Cleveland Kids' Book Bank are joining forces this weekend to help foster improved literacy and a love of reading by providing free books to children in need.

Wizard World organizers are asking fans to bring child-appropriate graphic novels, comics, science fiction books, or any other similar materials, to Wizard World Cleveland today through Sunday at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland and leave them in a specially marked donation receptacle near the Special Guest Registration desk.

Fans who donate two or more items to the Kids' Book Bank during the event will receive a free pre-autographed celebrity photo from a selection of previous Wizard World guests. These photographs are available to fans on a first-come, first-served basis while supply lasts — one per family donation per day, at the full discretion of Wizard World. Fan can learn more about the Kids' Book Bank at http://www.kidsbookbank.org/.

The fifth annual Wizard World Cleveland will feature Jason Momoa (”Aquaman” and “Justice League”), “Smallville” stars Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum, Laura Vandervoort, Alaina Huffman and John Glover, Sean Astin (”The Lord of the Rings” and “Stranger Things 2”), Chad Michael Murray (“One Tree Hill” and “Agent Carter”), the “Charmed” trio of Holly Marie Combs, Brian Krause and Drew Fuller and many more celebrity guests.

Wizard World events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more.

Show hours are 4 to 9 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Children age 10 or under are admitted free with paid adult.

Wizard World Cleveland 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 and participate in the famed Wizard World Costume Contest on Saturday evening. For more on the 2019 Wizard World Cleveland, visit http://wizd.me/ClevelandPR.

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