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May 12, 2015 | Jerome Maida, For the Daily News
Tania del Rio has helped bring a fresh look to comics with her manga-esque style - and now she's bringing herself to Wizard World Philly 2015. "I actually did Wizard Philly a couple of years ago," said del Rio. "I just love the city. It's got a lot of character. I really like the whole unique vibe. " As for her unique art, del Rio said that she was influenced heavily by what she read as a child. "I watched a lot of anime growing up, and a lot of Disney, and I kind of feel I blend aspects of both American animation and Japanese manga and anime.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 9, 2015 | By Shaun Brady, For The Inquirer
In the midst of all the crime-fighting superheroes, time-traveling aliens, and walking dead who will populate the 15th annual Wizard World Comic Con this weekend, Burt Reynolds may seem somewhat out of place. But if remaining an icon for more than four decades armed with nothing more than a lady-killing smirk, a machismo-emitting mustache, and a death-defying Trans Am isn't a superpower worthy of Wizard World, then what is? The Convention Center will be filled for the next three days with appearances by a host of pop-culture celebrities, from actors to comic book artists and writers to professional wrestlers to rock stars.
NEWS
May 1, 2015 | Gary Thompson, Daily News Staff Writer
As Burt Reynolds mingles with fans at Wizard World Philadelphia this week - his first-ever Wizard World Comic Con - the geek speak is likely to center around what might have been. He might have been Han Solo. "Star Wars" creator George Lucas queried him about the job, but Reynolds turned it down and instead made "Smokey and the Bandit," a hit in its own right. "I saw the director, and we talked about it, but I wasn't really enthusiastic about it," said Reynolds, speaking from his home in Florida.
SPORTS
April 10, 2015 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
WHEN HE LEARNED before the game that Washington Wizards point guard John Wall was going to sit for that ever-popular reason of rest, Sixers coach Brett Brown turned his focus straight to Wizards center Marcin Gortat. No surprise there, as last week in Washington the 6-11, 240-pound center torched Brown's club for 23 points and 14 rebounds, making 10 of his 11 shots. What was surprising last night was how many times the 76ers defense managed to lose sight of the hulking center at the Wells Fargo Center, particularly in the first half.
SPORTS
April 3, 2015 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
WASHINGTON - When you have a team trying to gear up and hit on all cylanders for the playoffs going against a team attempting to head into a long summer on a positive note, there is no doubt a little disparity in incentives. The game played out the way you'd think it would have, with the playoff-bound Wizards, who are getting healthy and in the midst of a nice five-game homestand, easily handling the 18-win 76ers, 106-93, at the Verizon Center. While the Wizards (42-33) are looking to improve their Eastern Conference seeding, where they are mired in the fifth spot, the Sixers and coach Brett Brown hope to finish the remaining games with enough positives to carry into what will be an important summer of growth for many on this roster.
SPORTS
April 3, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
WASHINGTON - With a few more struggling performances like this for the 76ers, some of their desired NBA draft prospects will definitely be there for the taking. A 106-93 setback to the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night at the Verizon Center was another step in the right direction toward securing a quality lottery pick. The Sixers remain in third place in the race to the bottom behind the cellar-dwelling New York Knicks and the Minnesota Timberwolves with six games remaining. If the season ended Wednesday, the Sixers (18-58)
SPORTS
March 1, 2015 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
WHAT A DIFFERENCE a little over a month makes. On Jan. 19, the 76ers visited the Washington Wizards and were spanked to the tune of a 35-point loss. They were rag-dolled inside the paint by Marcin Gortat, and, following the game, Sixers big man Nerlens Noel complained about the lack of touches the big men were getting. Last night, the Sixers didn't have four of the players who participated in that blowout, played five more who weren't on the active roster and shot 35 percent from the floor (28-for-30)
SPORTS
March 1, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
The games are played while bodies are shipped in and out, frequently in 10-day intervals, for the 76ers. Already, 24 players have seen action. So the Sixers keep sending players out there, and on Friday night they produced a result worth remembering, an 89-81 win over the struggling Washington Wizards at the Wells Fargo Center. It snapped a five-game losing streak and extended the reeling Wizards' losing streak to six. The Sixers (13-45) need games like this one to keep their sanity, a way that makes it a little easier to navigate this seemingly endless NBA season.
SPORTS
January 21, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
WASHINGTON - The 76ers might want to ask the NBA to stop pairing them against the Washington Wizards on Martin Luther King's Birthday. They were defeated by the Wizards at the Verizon Center on the day honoring the civil rights leader for the second straight year. This time, the final score was 111-76 in front of 19,040. The Sixers dropped to 8-33. It was their fourth consecutive setback to the Wizards since defeating them on Nov. 1, 2013. Washington (29-13) has won two straight games and seven of the last nine.
SPORTS
January 20, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
WASHINGTON - The 76ers have another tough task. Two days removed from a 107-89 drubbing on the road by the Detroit Pistons, the Sixers have to face the Washington Wizards on Monday afternoon at the Verizon Center. On paper, this appears to be a tougher matchup for the young Sixers (8-32). At 28-13, the Wizards have the second-best record in the Eastern Conference. They have an NBA all-star in point guard John Wall. And they ranked fourth in assists (24.9 per game) and sixth in points allowed (97.4)
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