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Philly, are you ready for Wizard World?

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Are you ready for Wizard World ? Cause ready or not, it's ready for you! It's happening today, June 19 2014 and runs until Sunday June 22, 2014. It takes place at the Pa Convention Center, right in the heart of Center City Philadelphia. According to Wizard World management, Philadelphia has always been one of their larger shows.

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Just to show how serious they are about doing this right, they held a free kick off party at Xfinity Live last night. Jason David Frank, Lou Ferrigno and Michael Rooker showed up to party with people. Inside the event, people could get up close and personal with the three before they made their official appearance. They gave interviews. They took photos with fans and shared laughs. During those interviews, fans learned a few things.

They learned that Jason David Frank is going to beholding a free martial arts class Sunday. "I told the people at Wizard World I want to do this but only if it';s free and my Q&A is free as well. It's for everyone , from beginners to experts" Frank said in an interview. It's FREE, as in it does not cost any money.

The incredible Hulk, Lou Ferrigno is going to be there again. "There was a big demand for me to come back to Philadelphia.", said Ferrigno. He is also a personal trainer. While he did not want to quote prices for him to come to your house, Ferrignofit.com. has FREE information on getting into or staying in shape. One bit of advice gleaned from the website is to drink Chocolate milk after a workout. It has protein and is good for you. Lou will be there all four days to answer fitness questions and meet his fans. "I see some people every year, you get to know them,to remember them, the Hulk said. Taking his advice will get you in better shape but it's not going to get you ripped and as big as he is.

While the limo driver took Michael Rooker ( aka Merle) from the Walking Dead to his hotel first, Rooker did arrive about 45 minutes into the festivities. "Fans come up to me from the show and tell me I miss you, I wish you were back on the show" Rooker said. Rooker has a long and storied career and is now working on a movie coming out August 1 called Guardians of the Galaxy " . This has not yet been rated. Fans that miss him as Merle can see those episodes again on channel 17 later in the fall.

Tonight, Ralph Macchio and Martin Kove will be at Wizard World doing a screening of The Karate Kid. They will take questions. It's been 30 years since that movie came out. Daniel Laruso and Sensi Crease have buried the hatchet and will appear together without fighting. Both Kove and Macchio along with Frank, Ferrigno and Rooker will be meeting with fans all four days of the convention.

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