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May 19, 20, 21, 2017

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Past Celebrity Guests

TALENT SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Charlie Sheen and Denise Crosby cancelled due to scheduling conflicts. Robert Englund cancelled due to a broken foot.

Stan Lee

Stan Lee

Friday - Saturday
Marvel Comics

Stan Lee

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Saturday
Marvel Comics

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John Cusack

John Cusack

Saturday
Serendipity • Sixteen Candles • Better Off Dead • Say Anything

John Cusack

Celebrity Guests

Saturday
Serendipity • Sixteen Candles • Better Off Dead • Say Anything

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Kane Hodder

Kane Hodder

Friday - Sunday
Friday the 13th [Jason Voorhees]

Kane Hodder

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
Friday the 13th [Jason Voorhees]

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Holly Marie Combs

Holly Marie Combs

Saturday - Sunday
Charmed • Picket Fences • Pretty Little Liars

Holly Marie Combs

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday
Charmed • Picket Fences • Pretty Little Liars

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Brian Krause

Brian Krause

Friday - Sunday
Charmed

Brian Krause

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
Charmed

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Emma Caulfield

Emma Caulfield

Saturday - Sunday
Buffy the Vampire Slayer • Beverly Hills, 90210

Emma Caulfield

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday
Buffy the Vampire Slayer • Beverly Hills, 90210

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James Marsters

James Marsters

Friday - Saturday
Buffy the Vampire Slayer [Spike]Smallville [Brainiac]Marvel's Runaways [Victor Stein]

James Marsters

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Saturday
Buffy the Vampire Slayer [Spike]Smallville [Brainiac]Marvel's Runaways [Victor Stein]

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Jon Heder

Jon Heder

Saturday - Sunday
Napoleon Dynamite

Jon Heder

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday
Napoleon Dynamite

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Marina Sirtis

Marina Sirtis

Saturday - Sunday
Star Trek: The Next Generation

Marina Sirtis

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday
Star Trek: The Next Generation

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WWE® Superstar Seth Rollins®

WWE® Superstar Seth Rollins®

Sunday
WWE® Superstar

WWE® Superstar Seth Rollins®

Celebrity Guests

Sunday
WWE® Superstar

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WWE® Superstar Alexa Bliss™

WWE® Superstar Alexa Bliss™

Sunday
WWE® Superstar

WWE® Superstar Alexa Bliss™

Celebrity Guests

Sunday
WWE® Superstar

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Dean Cain

Dean Cain

Saturday - Sunday
Lois & Clark • Supergirl • Smallville • Ripley's Believe It or Not!

Dean Cain

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday
Lois & Clark • Supergirl • Smallville • Ripley's Believe It or Not!

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Charles Martinet

Charles Martinet

Friday - Sunday
Super Mario [Mario • Luigi • Wario • Waluigi]

Charles Martinet

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
Super Mario [Mario • Luigi • Wario • Waluigi]

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Cas Anvar

Cas Anvar

Friday - Sunday
Assassin's Creed • The Expanse • The Strain

Cas Anvar

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
Assassin's Creed • The Expanse • The Strain

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Barry Bostwick

Barry Bostwick

Friday - Sunday
The Rocky Horror Picture Show • Spin City • Tales of Halloween

Barry Bostwick

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
The Rocky Horror Picture Show • Spin City • Tales of Halloween

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Micky Dolenz

Micky Dolenz

Saturday - Sunday
The Monkees

Micky Dolenz

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday
The Monkees

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  • Friday, May. 19, 20174:00 PM - 5:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    infinity variety band

    The Infinity Variety Band is an in-demand group that performs throughout the US for audiences of all sizes.  Music ranges from Top 40/Motown to jazz, pop and more! Jason Price Music Services, LLC provides the top musicians and bands in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro.

  • Friday, May. 19, 20174:00 PM - 9:00 PM location: KIDS ZONE - BOOTH 533

    kids face painting & balloon animals!!!

    Visit the KIDS ZONE to get your face painted and a balloon animal.

  • Friday, May. 19, 20175:00 PM - 5:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    victor johnson

    Solo Piano and Synthesizer interpretations of fun songs you will recognize.   

  • Friday, May. 19, 20175:00 PM - 5:30 PM location: KIDS STAGE

    iowa rogues jedi training

    The Iowa Rogues is a local light saber fight club which participates in full contact dueling as well as exciting stage combat.

  • Friday, May. 19, 20175:00 PM - 5:30 PM location: KIDS ZONE BOOTH 435

    storybook adventure activities

    Join Storybook Adventures' Princess Beauty and the Arabian Princess for coloring, autographs with the characters, and a princess boutique!

  • Friday, May. 19, 20175:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: ROOM 106

    only sheep eat rotten tomatoes

    BEHOLD sweet children — you’re being led astray!! Critics have roasted and lampooned the DC cinematic universe, leaving a ROTTEN taste in the mouths of fans.  But self-publishing comic writer, Victor Dandridge will reveal how Man of Steel, Batman v. Superman and Suicide Squad are the foundations of possibly the greatest franchise in cinematic history.

  • Friday, May. 19, 20175:00 PM - 6:00 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    drawing disney with clinton hobart

    Learn to draw the Disney way with Clinton Hobart!

  • Friday, May. 19, 20175:30 PM - 6:00 PM location: KIDS STAGE

    clement mccrae marionette & puppet show

    "Puppets on Strings" The puppets dance. The puppets sing. The puppets even perform amazing tricks, and feats of strength. Come see the Clement McCrae Puppet Show's giggling cute production that kids and grandparents (and everyone in-between) will love.  

  • Friday, May. 19, 20175:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: ROOM 105

    geek trivia night

    With Great Knowledge Comes Great Responsibilty. Join TriviaNYC host, Mike Gregorek, as he takes you down a rabbit hole of nerdy trivia. The sky's the limit! Free to play. Prizes awarded. Both single players and teams welcome. In the end, one team will rule them all. 

  • Friday, May. 19, 20176:00 PM - 6:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    james morris- songwriter, musician and author

    This two time Warped Tour artist will be joining us on the Entertainer Stage with an all acoustic alternate rock performance, including his original songs from hit video games, film and TV.  Along with his music, James is joining us here at Wizard World bringing his sci fi trilogy of books along. Come experience the joined story of two medias, both at our stage and at his booth.  www.jamesmorris.com

  • Friday, May. 19, 20176:00 PM - 6:30 PM location: KIDS STAGE

    the art of marionette by clement mccrae

    Come learn the magic of puppetry with toy marionettes.

  • Friday, May. 19, 20176:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: ROOM 106

    spider-man: homecoming 101: everything you need to know about spidey and the vulture with spider-man’s danny fingeroth, deadpool’s mikey babinski & vantage: inhouse’s victor dandridge

    With excitement: building for Spider-Man: Homecoming, longtime Spider-Man comics group editor and writer Danny Fingeroth, Spider-Man artist Mikey Babinski and geek-supreme Victor Dandridge talk about the history of the hatred between the webslinger and the Vulture, which started back in the second issue of Amazing Spider-Man and is the central conflict of the upcoming movie.

  • Friday, May. 19, 20176:30 PM - 7:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    iowa rogues combat performance

    The Iowa Rogues is a local light saber fight club which participates in full contact dueling as well as exciting stage combat.

  • Friday, May. 19, 20176:30 PM - 7:00 PM location: KIDS STAGE

    storybook adventures story time

    Join Storybook Adventures for Story time with Princess Beauty and the Arabian Princess. Once the princesses have shared their tales YOU can become a princess too at your very own Princess Training!

  • Friday, May. 19, 20176:30 PM - 7:15 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    cosplay 101

    Want to get into cosplay? Don’t know where to start? Take a seat and pick the brains of Wizard World’s cosplay guests to get the information you need to get started. This panel’s goal is to give you the motivation that you need to get started making your own costumes or even learn how to closet cosplay. Your hosts have extensive experience dealing with sewing, fabrics, thermoplastics, resin, armor making, and much more. Be sure to ask your cosplay questions during this interactive panel!

  • Friday, May. 19, 20176:45 PM - 7:30 PM location: ROOM 105

    storytelling in song: a songwriting workshop

    Join songwriter, music artist, and author James Morris (Catch Fire, Vans Warped Tour, Sky Bound) at the Creators Stage for an interactive workshop on writing songs. Learn the basic components of a song and how they all fit together. Learn some writing tips and hear songs broken down into their fundamental components in real time as James shares the fundamentals of songwriting and plays through the process using original songs. Come with questions and ideas- as part of the fun will be creating a song on the spot!

  • Friday, May. 19, 20177:00 PM - 7:45 PM location: ROOM 106

    service and fun in a galaxy far, far away

    Almost everyone has seen Star Wars.  20 years ago, a group of fans got together and founded the 501st Legion.  Portraying the "evil" characters, the #badguysdoinggood bring the fun of Star Wars to people all over the world and go great charity work through high-quality costuming.  Two other groups, the Rebel Legion and the Mandalorian Mercs soon joined them, and all Star Wars characters can now be represented.  You'll see the groups at charity walks, conventions, sporting events, and everything in between.  Come hear their story and learn how to join up!

  • Friday, May. 19, 20177:00 PM - 8:00 PM location: KIDS STAGE

    jester puppets

    The superheroes of Jester Puppets' H.E.R.O.s share their hilarious adventures as they help kids to show respect for others and to manage bullying situations, whether in person or online

  • Friday, May. 19, 20177:00 PM - 9:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    jonathan moody band

    Jonathan Moody is an Americana musician and native Texan - a little bit of country, a little bit of blues, a little folk, a little soul, some rock and roll and a whole lot of good times. Crystal clear and real, he's all American.

  • Friday, May. 19, 20177:30 PM - 8:15 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    secrets of visual storytelling: top artists draw comics with flash’s phil hester, angel love’s barbara slate & tangled’s clinton hobart

    Top comics artists talk about their careers, their craft, the comics business and whatever else might come up—and will show you some of their top-secret techniques as they draw live before your eyes! Join peerless pencilers Phil Hester (Flash; Green Arrow), Barbara Slate (Angel Love; You Can Do a Graphic Novel) and Clinton Hobart (Beauty and the Beast; Tangled) as they pull back the curtain and tell you what it’s really like to be a comics artist! Danny Fingeroth (How to Create Comics from Script to Print; Spider-Man) moderates. ARTISTS WILL RAFFLE OFF THE ARTWORK THEY DRAW AT THE PANEL TO AUDIENCE MEMBERS!

  • Friday, May. 19, 20177:45 PM - 8:30 PM location: ROOM 105

    disney trivia

    Calling all Disney fans! Join SuperKayce as teams made from audience members battle it out in this epic trivia event! Questions could cover anything….Disney movies, Disney Theme parks, and even Walt Disney himself! There will be tons of fun and even more laughs! So come test your knowledge and win some prizes along the way!

  • Friday, May. 19, 20178:00 PM - 8:30 PM location: KIDS STAGE

    iowa rogues jedi training

    The Iowa Rogues is a local light saber fight club which participates in full contact dueling as well as exciting stage combat.

  • Saturday, May. 20, 20179:45 AM - 10:45 AM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    zachary freedom

    Taking your favorite songs and making them better! Insane vocals, fresh acoustic feels, and charm for days. Your ears will thank you.

  • Saturday, May. 20, 201710:00 AM - 7:00 PM location: KIDS ZONE (BOOTH 533)

    kids face painting & balloon animals !!!

    Stop by the KIDS ZONE (BOOTH 533) to get your face painted and a balloon animal.

  • Saturday, May. 20, 201710:30 AM - 11:30 AM location: KIDS STAGE

    kevin horner "voices in his head" - three-time people's choice award winner" ventriloquist

    A versatile entertainer for all ages. Come and see why some people have said, "I never seen an audience laugh that hard before!" Stay put for a demonstration after the show!

  • Saturday, May. 20, 201711:00 AM - 11:30 AM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    cirque wonderland

    Marvel at the high-flying antics of Iowa's only nerd circus!

  • Saturday, May. 20, 201711:30 AM - 12:00 PM location: KIDS STAGE

    clement mccrae marionette & puppet show

    "Puppets on Strings" The puppets dance. The puppets sing. The puppets even perform amazing tricks, and feats of strength. Come see the Clement McCrae Puppet Show's giggling cute production that kids and grandparents (and everyone in-between) will love.  

  • Saturday, May. 20, 201712:00 PM - 12:30 PM location: KIDS STAGE

    the art of marionette by clement mccrae

    Come learn the magic of puppetry with toy marionettes.

  • Saturday, May. 20, 201712:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: ROOM 105

    vip’s of self publishing

    Self-publishing creator Victor Dandridge heads a forum-style discussion on the practices of self-publishing comic books. Guided with his own years of experience as both a comic book fan and creator, Victor aims to lead this discussion, interacting with the attending audience, to share ideas for comic book production, marketing, and distribution.

  • Saturday, May. 20, 201712:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: ROOM 106

    all about wonder woman: with wonder woman’s phil hester and spider-man’s danny fingeroth

    WONDER WOMAN debuted in 1941’s Sensation Comics #8, establishing herself as the first important female superhero. Today, as anticipation builds for the June 2nd debut of the first Wonder Woman movie, comics writer and artist Phil Hester—who has written numerous, memorable Wonder Woman stories, as well as Flash and Green Arrow—and writer and editor Danny Fingeroth (author of Superman on the Couch: What Superheroes Really Tell Us About Ourselves and Our Society; longtime writer of The Dazzler and co-creator of Spider-Woman) take you on a slideshow-guided tour of highlights of the Amazon Princess’s career in comics, on TV and in the movies!

  • Saturday, May. 20, 201712:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: ROOM 107

    first look at the feature film "hunting season"

    Attend a special behind the scenes look and see the trailer for the brand new action thriller feature film “Hunting Season.” Special Agents Collins and McBride of the FBI are on the case of multiple kidnappings and missing people happening in the area. The trail leads them to a group of wealthy stockbrokers who have made a game and business of hunting people for sport. Will the Agents be able to stop the blood thirsty group or end up part of the hunt themselves? Starring Tom Sizemore (Saving Private Ryan) Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight), Clifton Powell (Ray) and Jackie Dallas (Stranger Things) written and directed by Eduardo Castrillo (On The Court). Following the trailer and clip screening join director Eduardo Castrillo and more for a Q&A.

  • Saturday, May. 20, 201712:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    retroactive 80s band

    A totally awesome tribute to the music of the 80s!

  • Saturday, May. 20, 201712:15 PM - 1:00 PM location: MAIN STAGE - HALL C

    he’s dynamite: a conversation with jon heder

    Girls only like guys who have great skills, and Jon Heder has them all. Nunchuck skills. Bow hunting skills. Computer hacking skills. We’ll ask the man behind Napoleon Dynamite himself about his most famous roles and his love of ligers. Just make sure to bring him his chapstick. Moderated by Mike Gregorek (maninterviewsaudience.com and drunkrestoration.com)

  • Saturday, May. 20, 201712:30 PM - 1:00 PM location: KIDS STAGE

    storybook adventures character sing a long and dance party

    "Sing along and dance with Princess Beauty and Princess Rapunzel to all of your favorite princess songs!"

  • Saturday, May. 20, 20171:00 PM - 1:30 PM location: KIDS STAGE

    iowa rogues jedi training

    The Iowa Rogues is a local light saber fight club which participates in full contact dueling as well as exciting stage combat.

  • Saturday, May. 20, 20171:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: ROOM 106

    words into pictures: how to write comics with the wretch’s phil hester, betty & veronica’s barbara slate and spider-man’s danny fingeroth

    Accomplished comics writers Barbara Slate (Beauty and the Beast; You Can Do a Graphic Novel) and Danny Fingeroth (How to Create Comics From Script to Print; Spider-Man) talk about how to put together a compelling comics story. Plus, they’ll answer your questions about both the creative and business sides of the comics writing profession, including how to find an artist to work with (hint: a comics convention is the number one place!) and how to write exciting dialogue!

  • Saturday, May. 20, 20171:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: ROOM 107

    new to who

    Are you new to Doctor Who? Do you have questions? Are you looking for a good jumping in point? If so, please join us for an audience-driven conversation about our favorite two-hearted time traveler!

  • Saturday, May. 20, 20171:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    cosplay makeup with wizard world cosplay guest superkayce

    Join SuperKayce in a panel that will cover basic cosplay makeup and some minor special effects! Let’s walk through bodypaint, glues, and prosthetics! Wolfe FX, Mehron, Spirit gum, Pros Aide, Scarring liquid, etc! Bring your questions and get some answers! Demonstrations included!

  • Saturday, May. 20, 20171:15 PM - 2:00 PM location: MAIN STAGE - HALL C

    don’t you dare fall asleep: a conversation with robert englund and kane hodder

    He’s your boyfriend now, Nancy! It’s Freddy Vs. Jason - the rematch! We’ve got Robert Englund, the man behind A Nightmare on Elm Street’s Freddy Krueger, and Kane Hodder, the face of horror as Jason Voorhees in multiple Friday the 13th films. Moderated by Mike Gregorek (maninterviewsaudience.com and drunkrestoration.com)

  • Saturday, May. 20, 20171:15 PM - 2:00 PM location: ROOM 103

    stan lee meet & greet

    Exclusive Only to Stan Lee Platinum VIP

  • Saturday, May. 20, 20171:30 PM - 2:30 PM location: KIDS ZONE ACTIVITIES – BOOTH 435

    storybook adventure activities

    Create your own princess crown with Princess Beauty, experiment with colors with Princess Rapunzel, and get a picture with these two amazing princesses!

  • Saturday, May. 20, 20172:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: ROOM 106

    “smile” a dc comics short film

    Delve into the mind of Dr. Harleen Quinzel in this DC fan film by Incognito Films, starring Princess Morgan. Watch an exclusive screening and learn about writing and production process.

  • Saturday, May. 20, 20172:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: ROOM 107

    set phasers to stun: a conversation with star trek the next generation’s marina sirtis

    Come listen to Counselor Deanna Troy herself talk about her experiences - from her start in theatre to “Star Trek” to voice acting in fan favorites like Disney’s “Gargoyles,” “aAdventure Time,” and “Family Guy!”

  • Saturday, May. 20, 20172:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    you can learn to draw in 30 minutes!

    Join Emmy award winner Mark Kistler for an inspiring FUNTASTIC interactive family ART ATTACK! You parents remember drawing with "Commander Mark" on The Secret City PBS children's series back in the 80's and 90's! Well now YOUR kids can learn how to draw with him too! And IN-PERSON!

  • Saturday, May. 20, 20172:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    wizard world kid’s costume contest

    Calling all kids ages 13 and under to come out and strut your stuff at the Wizard World Comic Con Kids Costume Contest! You won’t want to miss this Kodak moment packed with a whole lot of fun, laughs and prizes for all participants!

  • Saturday, May. 20, 20172:15 PM - 3:00 PM location: MAIN STAGE - HALL C

    ‘nuff said: a conversation with stan lee

    Face front, true believers! It’s Stan “The Man” Lee, legendary creator of Spider-Man, Iron Man, The Hulk, The X-Men and many more of your Marvel Comics favorites, here to answer your questions. Excelsior!

  • Saturday, May. 20, 20172:30 PM - 3:00 PM location: KIDS STAGE

    storybook adventures character sing a long and dance party

    "Sing along and dance with Princess Beauty and Princess Rapunzel to all of your favorite princess songs!"

  • Saturday, May. 20, 20172:30 PM - 3:15 PM location: ROOM 105

    basics of cosplay

    Join Iowa Cosplay as they describe what drew each of them to cosplay, why they choose who to cosplay as and the steps they took to get there. They will also describe the opportunities it has presented and what they have been able to accomplish and do since becoming part of the cosplay community, They will describe the people, the opportunities, what goes into it, the time the commitment and the rewards.

  • Saturday, May. 20, 20173:00 PM - 3:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    rugged soles tap troupe

    Experience the versatile art of tap dance through a mixture of different musical and rhythmic styles.

  • Saturday, May. 20, 20173:00 PM - 3:30 PM location: KIDS STAGE

    clement mccrae marionette & puppet show

    "Puppets on Strings" The puppets dance. The puppets sing. The puppets even perform amazing tricks, and feats of strength. Come see the Clement McCrae Puppet Show's giggling cute production that kids and grandparents (and everyone in-between) will love.  

  • Saturday, May. 20, 20173:00 PM - 3:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    how to draft an underbust corset with wizard world cosplay guest brit bliss

    Join Wizard World's cosplay guest and host Brit Bliss to learn how to make an underbust corset pattern! In this panel, you'll learn how to use your own measurements to make a corset made to fit you or anyone else, regardless of gender. You'll see a live demonstration of how one is made using tools you already have in your sewing collection and the measurements from an audience member, who will receive the pattern at the end of the panel. This will be followed by a quick discussion about materials and sewing techniques will also be shared.

  • Saturday, May. 20, 20173:00 PM - 3:45 PM location: ROOM 106

    creativity: 20 tips for amping it up! with beauty and the beast writer, barbara slate

    Barbara Slate, comics creator—artist and/or writer of over 200 comics from Marvel, DC, Disney, and Archie—will inspire you with her top 20 creative tips. Come get some solid info from Barbara, whose published works include Angel Love, Yuppies from Hell, Beauty and the Beast, Betty and Veronica, and her how-to book, You Can Do a Graphic Novel.

  • Saturday, May. 20, 20173:00 PM - 3:45 PM location: ROOM 107

    words create worlds: lessons from a storyteller

    If you have ever thought “I want to write a book” or wonder if your story can be told in song but don’t know where to begin or how to continue, this is perfect for you! Aspiring and current writers will want to take part in this interactive workshop to ask questions and learn about what it takes to write a book and be a published author or songwriter! Come and learn about the writing process from author, singer/songwriter, and advocate James Morris (Sky Bound, Water Tower, Surface) as he shares the challenges and excitement that comes with creating new worlds. This workshop will discuss the art of storytelling and share valuable tips, tricks, and organizational skills to help get you started and keep going. Be sure to bring your questions. This workshop is perfect for writers and aspiring writers of all ages.

  • Saturday, May. 20, 20173:30 PM - 4:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    iowa rogues combat performance

    The Iowa Rogues is a local light saber fight club which participates in full contact dueling as well as exciting stage combat.

  • Saturday, May. 20, 20173:30 PM - 4:00 PM location: KIDS STAGE

    the art of marionette by clement mccrae

    Come learn the magic of puppetry with toy marionettes.

  • Saturday, May. 20, 20173:30 PM - 4:15 PM location: ROOM 105

    service and fun in a galaxy far, far away

    Almost everyone has seen Star Wars.  20 years ago, a group of fans got together and founded the 501st Legion.  Portraying the "evil" characters, the #badguysdoinggood bring the fun of Star Wars to people all over the world and go great charity work through high-quality costuming.  Two other groups, the Rebel Legion and the Mandalorian Mercs soon joined them, and all Star Wars characters can now be represented.  You'll see the groups at charity walks, conventions, sporting events, and everything in between.  Come hear their story and learn how to join up!

  • Saturday, May. 20, 20173:30 PM - 4:15 PM location: MAIN STAGE - HALL C

    love at first bite: a conversation with james marsters and emma caulfield

    They’re your sexy supernatural series favorites!  Spike and Anya are here to talk all things Buffy the Vampire Slayer and beyond. Moderated by Victor Dandridge (Vantage Inhouse Productions)

  • Saturday, May. 20, 20174:00 PM - 4:30 PM location: KIDS STAGE

    storybook adventures princess etiquette training and story time

    Join Storybook Adventures for Storytime with The Little Mermaid and Polynesian Princess! Once the princesses have shared their tales YOU can become a princess too at your very own Princess Training!

  • Saturday, May. 20, 20174:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: ROOM 107

    let’s do the time warp again: a conversation with barry bostwick

    The original Brad Majors is here to talk about his experiences in The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Spin City and more! Is The Scorpion King 4: The Quest for Power your favorite movie? Well, now’s your chance to ask Barry Bostwick about his role in it!  Moderated by Mike Gregorek (maninterviewsaudience.com and drunkrestoration.com)

  • Saturday, May. 20, 20174:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: ROOM 106

    the marvel saga: the 78-year history of the house of ideas, from the beginning to logan to guardians of the galaxy with spider-man’s danny fingeroth

    In 1939, Marvel Comics #1 debuted, unleashing The Sub-Mariner and The Human Torch on the world, and launching what would come to be known as the Marvel Universe. Today, Danny Fingeroth (Deadly Foes of Spider-Man: The Stan Lee Universe) presents an illustrated tour through the many decades of comics, movies and TV series that make up the phenomenon that is Marvel.

  • Saturday, May. 20, 20174:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    body paint basics

    Have you ever wanted to be blue, purple, or green? Learn how to apply face and body paint in a realistic, effective manner that will last all convention long. Watch a live demonstration by Princess Morgan and learn about different products and application methods to bring your fantasy creature to life.

  • Saturday, May. 20, 20174:30 PM - 5:00 PM location: KIDS STAGE

    iowa rogues jedi training

    The Iowa Rogues is a local light saber fight club which participates in full contact dueling as well as exciting stage combat.

  • Saturday, May. 20, 20174:30 PM - 5:15 PM location: MAIN STAGE - HALL C

    the charmed life: a conversation with holly marie combs and brian krause

    We’ve got the stars of Charmed - and we’re going to ask them all about it!  Moderated by Victor Dandridge (Vantage Inhouse Productions)

  • Saturday, May. 20, 20174:30 PM - 5:15 PM location: ROOM 105

    back to the future: adventures in a delorean time machines

    How to: Build a Time Machine, Fall in Love, Become Rich and Famous, Travel the World, and Cure PD. Terry and Oliver Holler used inspiration from their favorite movie 'Back to the Future', and hand-built their own DeLorean Time Machine. They have taken life-threatening adversity and turned a passion toward a purpose, promoting the official website 'BackToTheFuture.com' and raising awareness and funding for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.

  • Saturday, May. 20, 20174:30 PM - 6:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    rock it man entertainment dueling piano show

    Based in the Twin Cities, Rock It Man Entertainment is proud to provide unique and unforgettable live music including our dueling piano shows throughout Minnesota and across North America.

  • Saturday, May. 20, 20175:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: ROOM 107

    it’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s...a conversation with dean cain!

    The star of Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman is ready to take your questions on everything you wanted to know about putting on the big red “S” and making out with Teri Hatcher. Moderated by Mike Gregorek (maninterviewsaudience.com and drunkrestoration.com)

  • Saturday, May. 20, 20175:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    wwe artist: rob schamberger

    You've seen Rob Schamberger create his paintings on WWE's long-running Canvas 2 Canvas series, and now you can watch him do it live on stage as he works on a painting featuring Macho Man Randy Savage battling it out with Ricky Steamboat while he talks about his process!

  • Saturday, May. 20, 20175:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: ROOM 106

    birth of the bombshells: behind the scenes with the designer of the dc bombshells ant lucia and his crew from antidote comics: chris pruisner, curt peterson and jonah hardenbrook

    Get an inside glimpse into the creation of the DC Bombshells along with Ant Lucia’s inside perspective of working with DC Comics & Collectibles. The Antidote crew will give their entertaining accounts of the early days on the road, trying to make our way into comics. All in attendance will receive a free copy of issue 1: Blood's Own (Antidote Comics' first title signed by the entire panel). Plus a chance to win some Ant Lucia exclusive DC Bombshells signed prints!

  • Saturday, May. 20, 20175:00 PM - 6:00 PM location: KIDS STAGE

    kevin horner "voices in his head" - three-time people's choice award winner" ventriloquist

    A versatile entertainer for all ages. Come and see why some people have said, "I never seen an audience laugh that hard before!" Stay put for a demonstration after the show!

  • Saturday, May. 20, 20175:00 PM - 6:00 PM location: KIDS ZONE - BOOTH 435

    storybook adventure activities

    Create your own under the sea creation with The Little Mermaid, experiment with textures with our Polynesian Princess, and get a picture with these two amazing princesses!

     

  • Saturday, May. 20, 20175:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: MAIN STAGE - HALL C

    it’s a-me, charles martinet: a conversation with the voice of super mario

    He’s been the voice of Nintendo’s Super Mario since 1995, and Charles Martinet is here to tell you all about it.

  • Saturday, May. 20, 20175:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: ROOM 105

    how to succeed in fan fiction without really trying

    Kelly Kane (B.A. in creative writing, M.S. in psychology of narrative) talks about tips and tricks to create and publish high-quality works of fan fiction that will be read, reviewed, and recommended widely on the internet.  She will go through the specifics of certain fic genres (AU, romance, etc.), some of the ways to write others' characters true to canon and to graft one's own original characters into the existing narrative, and many of the techniques she has learned from over 10 years in fandom for advertising one's own fan work.  The panel will include a discussion of fandom conventions, a Q&A session where writers of different experience levels can ask one another questions, and materials for aspiring fic writers to help them learn how to become better fandom writers.

  • Saturday, May. 20, 20176:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    drawing disney with clinton hobart

    Learn to draw the Disney way with Clinton Hobart!

  • Saturday, May. 20, 20176:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: ROOM 106

    a skyrim/elder scrolls conversation

    Discuss anything Elder Scrolls from game lore to the best strategies to use when building your character!

  • Saturday, May. 20, 20176:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: ROOM 107

    nerdprov

    Join improvisers from The Last Laugh Comedy Theatre as they battle for your laughs Thunderdome style in a head to head battle of wits using your nerdiest suggestions and featuring cosplay volunteers from the audience. With your host, New York comedian, Mike Gregorek. Laugh your Asgard off!

  • Saturday, May. 20, 20176:30 PM - 7:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    victor johnson

    Solo Piano and Synthesizer interpretations of fun songs you will recognize.

  • Saturday, May. 20, 20177:00 PM - 9:00 PM location: MAIN STAGE - HALL C

    wizard world costume contest

    Hosted by our very own superheroes Victor Dandridge and Brit Bliss. the Wizard World Comic Costume Contest is no joke. Anyone interested in participating can sign up at the Wizard World Information booth inside the exhibition floor on Saturday. We'll see you there! (Recommended for ages 13+)

  • Saturday, May. 20, 20178:00 PM - 2:00 AM location: 500 E. LOCUST ST, DES MOINES, IA 50309

    up-down after party

    Up-Down welcomes you to celebrate after Comic Con! We feature 40 arcade games and pinball.  We also have classic gaming systems, skeeball, and more.  Enjoy craft beers, cocktails, and 10 FREE tokens just for showing your Wizard World Comic Con wristband! Ages 21+

  • Sunday, May. 21, 201710:00 AM - 10:30 AM location: ROOM 107

    inside the ring with wwe® superstar alexa bliss™

    Moderated by Ryan Ball (WrestlingAudio.com)

  • Sunday, May. 21, 201710:00 AM - 10:30 AM location: KIDS STAGE

    kevin horner "voices in his head" - three-time people's choice award winner" ventriloquist

    A versatile entertainer for all ages. Come and see why some people have said, "I never seen an audience laugh that hard before!"

  • Sunday, May. 21, 201710:00 AM - 11:00 AM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    lavonne mcroberts singer / songwriter

    Lavonne & The Battlecats is the solo, sass & nothing but crass singer/songwriter originally from Des Moines, IA, currently residing in the Chicago area. With whiskey soaked originals and an eclectic blend of covers, "[Lavonne] is an effervescent, eminently lovable front woman"

  • Sunday, May. 21, 201710:00 AM - 4:00 PM location: KIDS ZONE - BOOTH 533

    free kids face painting & balloon animals!!!

    In Honor of Wizard World Kids Day, all kids are welcome to enjoy FREE balloon animals and face painting in the KIDS ZONE today!! (Booth 533)

  • Sunday, May. 21, 201710:30 AM - 11:00 AM location: KIDS STAGE

    storybook adventures character dance party

    Join Storybook's Patrol Pup Heroes for a Paw-tastic Dance Party!

  • Sunday, May. 21, 201711:00 AM - 11:30 AM location: ROOM 107

    inside the ring with wwe® superstar seth rollins®

    Moderated by Ryan Ball (WrestlingAudio.com)

  • Sunday, May. 21, 201711:00 AM - 11:30 AM location: KIDS STAGE

    clement mccrae marionette & puppet show

    "Puppets on Strings" The puppets dance. The puppets sing. The puppets even perform amazing tricks, and feats of strength. Come see the Clement McCrae Puppet Show's giggling cute production that kids and grandparents (and everyone in-between) will love.  

  • Sunday, May. 21, 201711:30 AM - 12:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    james morris- songwriter, musician and author

    This two time Warped Tour artist will be joining us on the Entertainer Stage with an all acoustic alternate rock performance, including his original songs from hit video games, film and TV.  Along with his music, James is joining us here at Wizard World bringing his sci fi trilogy of books along. Come experience the joined story of two medias, both at our stage and at his booth.  www.jamesmorris.com

  • Sunday, May. 21, 201711:30 AM - 12:00 PM location: KIDS STAGE

    the art of marionette by clement mccrae

    Come learn the magic of puppetry with toy marionettes.

  • Sunday, May. 21, 201712:00 PM - 12:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    kevin horner "voices in his head" - three-time people's choice award winner" ventriloquist

    A versatile entertainer for all ages. Come and see why some people have said, "I never seen an audience laugh that hard before!"

  • Sunday, May. 21, 201712:00 PM - 12:30 PM location: KIDS STAGE

    iowa rogues jedi training

    The Iowa Rogues is a local light saber fight club which participates in full contact dueling as well as exciting stage combat.

  • Sunday, May. 21, 201712:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: ROOM 107

    the business of art with rob schamberger

    Making art is the smallest part of a career in creativity. Rob Schamberger is a globally-recognized artist who negotiates with billion-dollar corporations on a daily basis and is here to give you the inside scoop on things like marketing, negotiations, revenue streams and how to make it full time in the creative world!

  • Sunday, May. 21, 201712:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: ROOM 105

    u cre-8 comics presents: character crafters

    Are you the next GREAT comic creator?! Take the Raconteur’s challenge and design your own character from start to finish! Establish powers, design costume ideas, create an origin story and more with U Cre-8 Comics -- the PERFECT jumpstart to YOUR comic universe! Hosted by the dreamy Victor Dandridge.

  • Sunday, May. 21, 201712:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    in-character cosplay with wizard world cosplay guest: princess morgan

    Cosplay is a combination of costume and roleplaying. Learn basic tips to bring your character to life on stage, on camera, and with other fans. Audience participation is highly encouraged

  • Sunday, May. 21, 201712:30 PM - 1:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    iowa rogues combat performance

    The Iowa Rogues is a local light saber fight club which participates in full contact dueling as well as exciting stage combat.

  • Sunday, May. 21, 201712:30 PM - 1:00 PM location: KIDS STAGE

    storybook adventures superhero training and story time

    Wanna be a hero? Come train with Storybook's own American Hero and Warrior Woman! Learn how to fight like a hero, stand up to bullies, and what it really takes to be a true hero!

  • Sunday, May. 21, 201712:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: ROOM 106

    spidey’s man: spider-man editor danny fingeroth talks with deadpool’s mikey babinski about marvel comics in the ‘80s & ‘90s

    From the 1970s through the 1990s, the name Danny Fingeroth was synonymous with Marvel Comics—especially Spider-Man. Danny was the Group Editor of the Spider-Man comics line (which encompassed as many as 17 titles a month) and also wrote Web of Spider-Man and three Spider-Man limited series, including Deadly Foes of Spider-Man. Also editor of other comics such as New Warriors, Alpha Flight, and Cloak and Dagger, and writer of the Darkhawk and Dazzler series, Danny was there for the major events—in the comics and in the offices—that marked the era. Today, Danny talks (with Deadpool and Venom inker Mikey Babinski) about his time at Marvel, as well as how he got there and what he’s been doing since. And, yes, clones will be discussed!

  • Sunday, May. 21, 20171:00 PM - 1:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    david casas magician

    David's high energy performances combine hilarious family friendly comedy, along with jaw dropping sleight of hand, and plenty of audience interaction.

  • Sunday, May. 21, 20171:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: ROOM 107

    daydream believing: a conversation with micky dolenz

    Hey hey he’s a Monkee! The inimitable Micky Dolenz, vocalist and drummer for the Monkees, is here to tell you about his experiences in music and entertainment. Moderated by Victor Dandridge (Vantage Inhouse Productions)

  • Sunday, May. 21, 20171:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: ROOM 105

    phil hester q&a

    Join Iowa's own Phil Hester as he answers your questions about his 30-year career in comics. From his debut during the black and white explosion of the 80s through collaborations with Grant Morrison, Mark Millar, Brian Bendis, Kevin Smith and Warren Ellis, Phil has plenty of thoughts to share about both the past and future of comics.

  • Sunday, May. 21, 20171:00 PM - 2:00 PM location: KIDS STAGE

    jester puppets

    The superheroes of Jester Puppets' H.E.R.O.s share their hilarious adventures as they help kids to show respect for others and to manage bullying situations, whether in person or online.

  • Sunday, May. 21, 20171:00 PM - 3:00 PM location: KIDS ZONE - BOOTH 435

    storybook adventure activities

    Create your own warrior tools and color your favorite heroes with The American Hero and Warrior Woman!

  • Sunday, May. 21, 20171:30 PM - 2:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    victor johnson

    Solo Piano and Synthesizer interpretations of fun songs you will recognize.

  • Sunday, May. 21, 20171:30 PM - 2:00 PM location: KIDS ZONE

    david casas magic demo

    Professional Magician David Casas will be teaching basic sleight of hand magic using everyday objects.  

  • Sunday, May. 21, 20171:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: ROOM 106

    create-a-comics-story with spider-man’s danny fingeroth, betty & veronica’s barbara slate & deadpool’s mikey babinksi

    Ever wonder what it would be like to collaborate on making comics with top professionals? In this fun-and-educational session, celebrated writer Danny Fingeroth (Spider-Man; Darkhawk), acclaimed artist Barbara Slate (Getting Married and other Mistakes; You Can Do a Graphic Novel) and renowned inker Mikey Babinski (Spider-Man; Deadpool) create a new character and story before your eyes, incorporating audience members' ideas and suggestions! Come see—and join in—the creative process! ART CREATED DURING THE PANEL WILL BE RAFFLED OFF TO AUDIENCE MEMBERS!

  • Sunday, May. 21, 20172:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: ROOM 107

    exploring his galaxy: a conversation with the expanse’s cas anvar

    The man behind Alex Kamal on The Expanse and the voice of everyone’s favorite medieval murderer Altair in the hit video game Assassin’s Creed: Revelations is here to answer your questions! Moderated by Mike Gregorek (maninterviewsaudience.com and drunkrestoration.com)

  • Sunday, May. 21, 20172:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: ROOM 105

    confidence in cosplay

    Destroying social norms and harnessing the power of the “nerd” inside you. Hear testimonials of how the most unlikely people embraced the art of cosplay.

  • Sunday, May. 21, 20172:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    wizard world kid’s costume contest

    Calling all kids ages 13 and under to come out and strut your stuff at the Wizard World Comic Con Kids Costume Contest! You won’t want to miss this Kodak moment packed with a whole lot of fun, laughs and prizes for all participants!

  • Sunday, May. 21, 20172:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    drawing disney with clinton hobart

    Learn to draw the Disney way with Clinton Hobart!

  • Sunday, May. 21, 20172:30 PM - 3:15 PM location: ROOM 106

    anime trivia

    Calling all Anime fans! Join SuperKayce as teams made from audience members battle it out in this epic trivia event! Questions could cover anything….Dragon Ball Z, Fairy Tail, Naruto, etc! There will be tons of fun and even more laughs! So come test your skills and win some prizes along the way!

  • Sunday, May. 21, 20173:00 PM - 3:30 PM location: KIDS STAGE

    kevin horner "voices in his head" - three-time people's choice award winner" ventriloquist

    A versatile entertainer for all ages. Come and see why some people have said, "I never seen an audience laugh that hard before!"