Almost immediately after Wizard World announced a first wave of celebrity guests for a pop culture convention in Tulsa, actor Thomas Ian Nicholas from the “American Pie” franchise was added to the guest list.

Before appearing in the first “American Pie” motion picture, Nicholas starred alongside Tulsa’s Gary Busey in “Rookie of the Year,” a movie about a kid who becomes a pitcher for the Chicago Cubs.

Wizard World stages a series of celebrity-laden pop culture conventions around the country. The 2018 Wizard World Tulsa con is scheduled for Sept. 7-9 at Cox Business Center in downtown Tulsa.

Other celebrity guests announced so far are Ron Perlman, Charisma Carpenter, Henry Winkler, Ryan Hurst, Holly Marie Combs, Brian Krause and Drew Fuller. Among comic book creators on the guest list are Arthur Suydam, who specializes in zombie illustrations, and Mike Grell, perhaps best known for his work on the Legion of Super Heroes, Green Arrow and Warlord.

Celebrity guests often participate in Q-and-A sessions that are free with the price of admission. Autographs and photo ops come at an additional charge. For tickets and information, go to

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Jimmie is a pop culture and feature writer at the Tulsa World. A former Oklahoma sports writer of the year, he has written books about former Oklahoma football coach Barry Switzer and former Oklahoma State football coach Pat Jones. Phone: 918-581-8389