Wizard World Philadelphia attracted a record crowd of 27,000 fans over its just concluded three-day run.  The 2005 show posted a five percent gain over Wizard World Philly's 2004 attendance of 25,500.


Guest of honor J. Michael Stracynski (Babylon 5, Rising Stars) presided over the event which included a limited-admission, special advance screening of Batman Begins as well as appearances by a host of pop culture celebrities including Seth Green (Buffy, Austin Powers, Top Cow's The Freshman), Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica), Lou Ferrigno (TV's Incredible Hulk), Peter Mayhew (Star Wars), Kenny Baker (Star Wars), Chris Claremont (Uncanny X-Men), Carmine Infantino (Silver Age Flash), and Jim Steranko (Nick Fury).