Awesome Fest Teams With Wizard World Comic Con

Revenge of the Nerds kicks off the Wizard World Film Festival, a weekend-long screening series in partnership with Philly's Awesome Fest.

Revenge of the Nerds kicks off the Wizard World Film Festival, a weekend-long screening series in partnership with Philly’s Awesome Fest.

Awesome Fest announced today that it will partner with Philadelphia Wizard World Comic Con to kick off its summer festival. From Awesome Fest Founder and Artistic Director Josh Goldbloom:

I could not be any more excited for our 2014 program and partnership with Wizard World Comic Con. I’m such a huge fan. … We have a world-class slate of independent films we will be premiering that cover just about all of our favorite things: rock ‘n roll, “bronies”, Nintendo power gloves with Freddy Krueger blades, kung fu & karate kids, NERDS, rebel cheerleaders, George Takei, pizza, and so much more!  I can’t wait to get started with this year’s festivities.

The Wizard World Film Festival begins with a 30th anniversary screening of Revenge of the Nerds hosted by The Doug Benson Movie Interruption. To mark the milestone, Curtis Armstrong (aka Booger) will riff on the film from the front row with Benson. There will also be a 30th anniversary screening of The Karate Kid that features a post-film Q&A with Ralph Macchio (squeal!), and look out for the Philly premieres of To Be Takei, A Brony Tale, and All Cheerleaders Die. Wizard World Comic Con runs June 19-22. For more information, and to purchase tickets, go here.

After Wizard World, Awesome Fest will roll along solo for the rest of the summer, with an eight-week film series entitled “The Soundtrack of Awesome: A Celebration of Movies that ROCK!” The films — being screened everywhere from Liberty Lands to Clark Park to The Oval — all have a central theme of rock ‘n’ roll. While the complete schedule is TBD, Goldbloom sneak-peeked some film entries in today’s press release, including the opening-night screening of Riot On the Dance Floor, The Pizza Underground, and season closer Pulp.

Stay tuned to Ticket for a complete lineup.

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