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Sep 22, 23, 24, 2017

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Past Celebrity Guests

*TALENT SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Lennie James, Ray Park, Lou Ferrigno, Michael Cudlitz, Graham McTavish, Jason David Frank, Aly and AJ Michalka cancelled due to scheduling conflicts.

Stan Lee
Sunday Added!

Stan Lee

Saturday - Sunday
Marvel Comics

Stan Lee

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Saturday - Sunday

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Sean Maher

Sean Maher

Saturday - Sunday
FireflySerenity

Sean Maher

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday

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Daniel Cudmore
Just Added!

Daniel Cudmore

Saturday - Sunday
X-MenThe Twilight Saga

Daniel Cudmore

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday

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Daniel Logan
Just Added!

Daniel Logan

Saturday - Sunday
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the ClonesStar Wars: The Clone Wars

Daniel Logan

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Saturday - Sunday

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Paul McGillion
Just Added!

Paul McGillion

Saturday - Sunday
Star TrekStargate AtlantisThe X-Files

Paul McGillion

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Saturday - Sunday

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WWE® Superstar  Becky Lynch™

WWE® Superstar Becky Lynch™

Saturday
WWE® Superstar

WWE® Superstar Becky Lynch™

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Saturday

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Juliet Landau

Juliet Landau

Friday - Sunday
Buffy the Vampire SlayerAngelEd Wood

Juliet Landau

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday

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Emma Caulfield

Emma Caulfield

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

Emma Caulfield

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday

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Monica Rial

Monica Rial

Friday - Sunday
Dragon Ball Z SuperFullmetal Alchemist

Monica Rial

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday

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Thomas Ian Nicholas

Thomas Ian Nicholas

Friday - Sunday
Rookie of the YearAmerican Pie

Thomas Ian Nicholas

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday

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Rachel Skarsten

Rachel Skarsten

Friday - Sunday
Lost GirlReign

Rachel Skarsten

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday

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Zoie Palmer

Zoie Palmer

Friday - Sunday
Dark MatterLost Girl

Zoie Palmer

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Friday - Sunday

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MORE GUESTS COMING SOON!

MORE GUESTS COMING SOON!


MORE GUESTS COMING SOON!

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Jens Robinson

Jens Robinson

Friday - Sunday
CartoonArts InternationalJerry & the Joker

Jens Robinson

Friday - Sunday

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Bob Camp

Bob Camp

Friday- Sunday
Ren & Stimpy

Bob Camp

Artists & Creators Celebrity Guests

Friday- Sunday

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Tom Cook

Tom Cook

Friday - Sunday
Masters of the UniverseSmurfs

Tom Cook

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Phil Ortiz

Phil Ortiz

Friday - Sunday
The Simpsons

Phil Ortiz

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Mark Kistler

Mark Kistler

Friday - Sunday
Secret CityImagination Station

Mark Kistler

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Steve Lavigne

Steve Lavigne

Friday - Sunday

Steve Lavigne

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Jeff Butler

Jeff Butler

Friday - Sunday
Badger

Jeff Butler

Friday - Sunday

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Joanna Estep

Joanna Estep

Friday - Sunday
Fantastic FourFraggle Rock

Joanna Estep

Friday - Sunday

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Nick Choles

Nick Choles

Friday - Sunday
X-Men Origins: WolverineStar Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy

Nick Choles

Friday - Sunday

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Steve Geiger

Steve Geiger

Friday - Sunday
PunisherSpider-manHulk

Steve Geiger

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Jim Salicrup

Jim Salicrup


Marvel ComicsSpider-ManKirbyverseAvengers

Jim Salicrup

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Danny Fingeroth

Danny Fingeroth

Friday - Sunday

Danny Fingeroth

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Victor Dandridge

Victor Dandridge

Friday - Sunday

Victor Dandridge

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Tony Kim

Tony Kim

Friday - Sunday

Tony Kim

Entertainment Guests

Friday - Sunday

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Lani Sarem

Lani Sarem

Friday - Sunday

Lani Sarem

Artists & Creators Entertainment Guests

Friday - Sunday

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Mark Stegbauer

Mark Stegbauer

Friday - Sunday
Badger, Spider-man, Nova

Mark Stegbauer

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Mostafa Moussa

Mostafa Moussa


Mostafa Moussa

Artists & Creators

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Insane Comics

Insane Comics

Friday - Sunday

Insane Comics

Friday - Sunday

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Archie Cunningham

Archie Cunningham

Friday - Sunday

Archie Cunningham

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Samantha Gorel

Samantha Gorel

Friday - Sunday

Samantha Gorel

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Evening Shadow

Evening Shadow

Friday - Sunday

Evening Shadow

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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SunMoon Arts

SunMoon Arts

Friday - Sunday

SunMoon Arts

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Ever After Graphics

Ever After Graphics

Friday - Sunday

Ever After Graphics

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Bittiest Baubles

Bittiest Baubles

Friday - Sunday

Bittiest Baubles

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Jeremiah Lambert

Jeremiah Lambert

Friday - Sunday

Jeremiah Lambert

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Mitchell Blumenshine

Mitchell Blumenshine

Friday - Sunday

Mitchell Blumenshine

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Kurt Zauer - Cagey Comics

Kurt Zauer - Cagey Comics

Friday - Sunday

Kurt Zauer - Cagey Comics

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Doug Kallberg

Doug Kallberg

Friday - Sunday

Doug Kallberg

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Michael Calero

Michael Calero

Friday - Sunday

Michael Calero

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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REN

REN

Friday - Sunday

REN

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Alex Who

Alex Who

Friday - Sunday

Alex Who

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Dan Biesel

Dan Biesel

Friday - Sunday

Dan Biesel

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Camron Johnson

Camron Johnson

Friday - Sunday

Camron Johnson

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Alejandro Juvera

Alejandro Juvera

Friday - Sunday

Alejandro Juvera

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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JM Hunter

JM Hunter

Friday - Sunday

JM Hunter

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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John Rodriguez

John Rodriguez

Friday - Sunday

John Rodriguez

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Zac Atkinson

Zac Atkinson

Friday - Sunday

Zac Atkinson

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Brock Beauchamp

Brock Beauchamp

Friday - Sunday

Brock Beauchamp

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Evening Shadow

Evening Shadow

Friday - Sunday

Evening Shadow

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Jens Robinson

Jens Robinson

Friday - Sunday
CartoonArts InternationalJerry & the Joker

Jens Robinson

Friday - Sunday

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Terry Pavlet

Terry Pavlet

Friday - Sunday

Terry Pavlet

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Tom Carlton

Tom Carlton

Friday - Sunday

Tom Carlton

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Jim Mehsling

Jim Mehsling

Friday - Sunday
Star WarsTopps

Jim Mehsling

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Sean Phillips

Sean Phillips

Friday - Sunday

Sean Phillips

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Jay Erickson

Jay Erickson

Friday - Sunday

Jay Erickson

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Victor Johnson

Victor Johnson

Friday

Victor Johnson

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Friday

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Levi Craig

Levi Craig

Friday - Sunday

Levi Craig

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Blake Brady

Blake Brady

Friday - Sunday

Blake Brady

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Eric Gay

Eric Gay

Friday - Sunday

Eric Gay

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Greg Langacker

Greg Langacker

Friday - Sunday

Greg Langacker

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Rob Rasner

Rob Rasner

Friday and Saturday

Rob Rasner

Entertainment Guests

Friday and Saturday

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Woodside Illustrations - Brent Woodside

Woodside Illustrations - Brent Woodside

Friday - Sunday

Woodside Illustrations - Brent Woodside

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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The Cat's Pajamas

The Cat's Pajamas

Saturday

The Cat's Pajamas

Entertainment Guests

Saturday

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Rock It Man Entertainment - Dueling Pianos

Rock It Man Entertainment - Dueling Pianos

Sunday

Rock It Man Entertainment - Dueling Pianos

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Sunday

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Anthony Wedgeworth

Anthony Wedgeworth

Friday - Sunday

Anthony Wedgeworth

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Last Hope

Last Hope

Friday - Sunday

Last Hope

Entertainment Guests

Friday - Sunday

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3D Geek Models

3D Geek Models

Friday - Sunday

3D Geek Models

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Goretoons

Goretoons

Friday - Sunday

Goretoons

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Dale Lazarov

Dale Lazarov

Friday- Sunday

Dale Lazarov

Artists & Creators

Friday- Sunday

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SuperKayce

SuperKayce

Friday - Sunday

SuperKayce

Cosplay & Fan Communities

Friday - Sunday

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Captain K

Captain K

Friday - Sunday

Captain K

Cosplay & Fan Communities

Friday - Sunday

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Mogchelle

Mogchelle

Friday - Sunday

Mogchelle

Cosplay & Fan Communities

Friday - Sunday

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Hannah Éva

Hannah Éva

Friday - Sunday

Hannah Éva

Cosplay & Fan Communities

Friday - Sunday

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Face Time Police

Face Time Police

Friday

Face Time Police

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Friday

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Royal T Princess Parties

Royal T Princess Parties

Saturday and Sunday

Royal T Princess Parties

Entertainment Guests

Saturday and Sunday

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The Klingon Pop Warrior

The Klingon Pop Warrior

Sunday

The Klingon Pop Warrior

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Sunday

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Water Street Bridge

Water Street Bridge

Friday-Sunday

Water Street Bridge

Entertainment Guests

Friday-Sunday

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Jester Puppets

Jester Puppets

Friday - Sunday

Jester Puppets

Entertainment Guests

Friday - Sunday

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'Jurassic Park' Jeep #12

'Jurassic Park' Jeep #12

Friday - Sunday

'Jurassic Park' Jeep #12

Vehicles

Friday - Sunday

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Jurassic Park Explorer

Jurassic Park Explorer

Friday - Sunday

Jurassic Park Explorer

Vehicles

Friday - Sunday

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Cosplay Workshop: Working with Worbla

Cosplay Workshop: Working with Worbla

Saturday

Cosplay Workshop: Working with Worbla

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Saturday

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Cosplay Workshop: Mold Making & Resin Casting

Cosplay Workshop: Mold Making & Resin Casting

Saturday

Cosplay Workshop: Mold Making & Resin Casting

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Saturday

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Pokémon Burning Shadows Booster Draft

Pokémon Burning Shadows Booster Draft

Saturday & Sunday

Pokémon Burning Shadows Booster Draft

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Saturday & Sunday

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TALENT SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Lennie James, Ray Park, Lou Ferrigno, Michael Cudlitz, Graham McTavish, Jason David Frank, Aly and AJ Michalka cancelled due to scheduling conflicts.
  • Friday, Sep. 22, 20174:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    free balloon animals

    Visit Booth 1429 located inside the KIDS ZONE for free balloon animals.

  • Friday, Sep. 22, 20174:15 PM - 4:45 PM

    victor johnson

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

  • Friday, Sep. 22, 20174:30 PM - 5:15 PM location: MENDOTA 7

    intro into cosplay

    I’ll talk about how I got started cosplaying, talk about the hobby/profession, and answer any questions you have about it. If you’ve thought about cosplaying, but don’t know where to start… Come join me and I can help point you in the right direction!

  • Friday, Sep. 22, 20175:00 PM - 5:30 PM

    face time police

    Join the multi-faceted masked duo, Face Time Police, for a special stripped-down acoustic show!

  • Friday, Sep. 22, 20175:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: MENDOTA 3

    drawn but not haphazard: organizational principles for graphic novels

    “Drawn But Not Haphazard” is a craft-oriented lecture that presents a discipline for writing, editing and/or anthologizing graphic novels. It replaces the erratic “assemblage of loosely-related items” standard that we’ve inherited from underground and mainstream comics with an articulate, organic and resilient organizational poetics – either editorial or narrative – that is as emotionally and intellectually-affecting and sophisticated as the best of the world’s narrative art.  Presented by Aldo Alvarez, Ph.D. AKA Dale Lazarov of Sticky Graphic Novels.

  • Friday, Sep. 22, 20175:00 PM - 5:45 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! Your 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!

  • Friday, Sep. 22, 20175:00 PM - 9:00 PM location: MENDOTA 2

    do you have what it takes to save the world?

    Join Last Hope LARP for combat and magic training, plus a chance to show off your skills! Once your training is complete you will be invited to fight with us in a battle scenario! Only guests who have completed training will be allowed to fight. Spectators welcome.

  • Friday, Sep. 22, 20175:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: MENDOTA 7

    youtube 101: where do i start?

    YouTube is one of the greatest platforms of our generation! A place where you can voice an opinion, share your love of a fandom, or just post daily updates about your cat! Whatever it is you want to do you can do it on YouTube and YES you can make a living out of it all you nay sayers! BUT…getting started on YouTube can be one of the scariest journeys on the on interwebz and in life! With over 300 hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute how do you get noticed? Join YouTuber RealBreakingNate and Spyros Heniadis he breaks down all the details that go into having your own channel and answers whatever questions you may have. Don’t forget to like, comment, and SUBSCRIBE!

  • Friday, Sep. 22, 20175:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: MENDOTA 6

    the incredible story of wisconsin and comics with george hagenauer, milton griepp, maggie thompson, jay rath and bruce ayers

    From the Undergrounds to the mainstream, Wisconsin and comics have an intimately interwoven history. Here to talk about that history are people who made it, including George Hagenauer (Kenosha Festival of Cartooning), Milton Griepp (ICv2.com), Maggie Thompson (Comic Buyers Guide), Jay Rath (Mad Magazine) and Bruce Ayers (Capital City Comics). Danny Fingeroth (The Rough Guide to Graphic Novels) moderates.

  • Friday, Sep. 22, 20175:45 PM - 6:30 PM

    h.e.r.o.s by jester puppets

    Captain Obvious, Mr. Oblivious and Recycle Rabbit are on a quest to help young people face difficult bullying situations. Whether it’s face to face or it’s cyber-bullying, our heroes are here to help navigate the confusion of “What can I do?” Join the fun to learn how both boys and girls can be heroes! 

  • Friday, Sep. 22, 20176:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    cosplay makeup

    Learn or Brush up on your basic makeup skills and maybe learn some new tips and trick along the way! Learn about why make is important for cosplay, as well as different makeup products. Also learn some general makeup tips, as well as tips and techniques that you can utilize for both feminine and masculine characters.

  • Friday, Sep. 22, 20176:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: MENDOTA 3

    diversity in pop culture

    The pop culture explosion through comics, TV and film has opened up new opportunities for cultural diversity; however, many obstacles still exist. In this humorous but poignant discussion, diverse geek experts discuss breaking ethnic stereotypes, current casting decisions and what changes need to happen for us to boldly go into the future. Hosted by Tony Kim (Crazy4Comiccon.com, HeroWithin).

  • Friday, Sep. 22, 20176:15 PM - 6:45 PM

    thomas nicholas acoustic performance

    He's thrown a baseball 101 mph, made a pact in high school with his friends, portrayed Walt Disney and went back in time. Soon to be fighting sharks and dealing with real Magic. Did you know he also has a band? Come see Thomas Ian Nicholas from American Pie, Rookie of the Year, Walt Before Micky and A Kid in King Arthur's Court play some tunes.

  • Friday, Sep. 22, 20176:30 PM - 7:15 PM location: MENDOTA 7

    cosplay in character - captain k

    Moderated by SAG/AFTRA actor Karl Brevik, this panel is filled with tips on how to not only look like your character, but act like them too! Providing examples and interactive exercises, this panel covers topics such as improvising as a character, how to interact with others in fun and respectful ways (while staying true to your character), posing for photographs as different character types, and how to make cosplaying for children and fellow fans a full experience. Other topics will include how to portray villainous or mischievous characters (How to avoid being THAT Deadpool) and how to make any character kid friendly. This panel relies on formal theatrical training and personal experience to answer all questions and provide interested cosplayers the tools they need to begin character performances.

  • Friday, Sep. 22, 20176:30 PM - 7:15 PM location: MENDOTA 6

    writer’s room confessions

    Are you a burgeoning writer?  Are you curious what the process and lifestyle of a published author is like?  In this intimate session, writers of various mediums -- from comics to prose -- discuss their quirks and quips about writing.  Hosted by self-publishing comic creator Victor Dandridge and featuring Lani Sarem, JM Hunter and more creative voices!

  • Friday, Sep. 22, 20177:00 PM - 7:15 PM

    wizard world hall of legends induction ceremony

    Join us as we celebrate Batman Day early by inducting Joker and Robin co-creator JERRY ROBINSON into the Wizard World Hall of Legends! Accepting the award will be Jens Robinson, who just published his father's memoir, Jerry and the Joker: Adventures and Comic Art.

  • Friday, Sep. 22, 20177:00 PM - 7:45 PM

    h.e.r.o.s by jester puppets

    Captain Obvious, Mr. Oblivious and Recycle Rabbit are on a quest to help young people face difficult bullying situations.  Whether it’s face to face or it’s cyber-bullying, our heroes are here to help navigate the confusion of “What can I do?” Join the fun to learn how both boys and girls can be heroes! 

  • Friday, Sep. 22, 20177:00 PM - 7:45 PM location: MENDOTA 3

    the joys of nerd parenting

    It is an amazing time to be both a parent AND a nerd!  Hosted by Nerd-Dads.com's Rob Brace and Ted C. Williams, come share your happiest nerd family memories and find out more about other nerd family activities in the area!

  • Friday, Sep. 22, 20177:00 PM - 7:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    comic book inking 101 and breaking into the industry

    Join pro comic book inker Mostafa Moussa as he discusses how his passion and determination (some might even say stubbornness) to work in the industry has led him to a 19+ year career in comics, and gives tips and tricks on how he got there.

  • Friday, Sep. 22, 20177:15 PM - 7:30 PM

    dc cosplay meet-up

    Wizard World would like to introduce Cosplay meetups! Come join us on the stage for a photo session with other DC cosplayers and fans alike.

  • Friday, Sep. 22, 20177:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    victor johnson

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

  • Friday, Sep. 22, 20177:30 PM - 8:15 PM location: MENDOTA 6

    comics startup 101: intellectual property issues in making comics

    Join attorney Dirk Vanover (Vanover Legal, LLC; ComicsLawyer.com), James Munch (Insane Comics), and Joanna Estep (Fantastic Four; Fraggle Rock) as we discuss intellectual property, protecting intellectual property, and intellectual property infringement. We’ll discuss copyrights, trademarks, right of publicity, and high-profile cases involving intellectual property disputes from the comic book world. If you want to learn more about intellectual property, then you should attend this panel.

  • Friday, Sep. 22, 20177:30 PM - 8:15 PM location: MENDOTA 7

    the first anime with charles dunbar

    Its Astro Boy, right? That series from 1963 that brought television animation to life and would go on to start the medium we call anime. Wait, it’s NOT? This panel explores animation in Japan from 1917 to 1963, when the first commercial productions appeared, tested the boundaries of the medium, were thrown back after the war, and evolved into the landmark shows of that first groundbreaking year.

  • Friday, Sep. 22, 20178:00 PM - 9:00 PM location: MENDOTA 3

    dark horse vs. dc

    The Buffyverse, Browncoats, and other Aliens vs. Dark Knights, Men of Steel, and Wonderful Women all converge for a one-hour trivia tournament to find the Geekiest of the Geeks, the Nerdiest of the Nerds. Bring your friends or play against them for this stand-alone tournament  Presented by UberFan and Trivia Master Extraordinaire Bryce!  Prizes from your favorite local League Trivia of Madison venues and local Microbreweries, plus some surprises...

  • Friday, Sep. 22, 20178:15 PM - 9:00 PM

    wizard world karaoke

    Head over to the Entertainment stage and sing your heart out to some of your favorite tunes!!

  • Saturday, Sep. 23, 20179:45 AM - 11:15 AM

    the cat’s pajamas

    The Cat's Pajamas are a High Energy Vocal Band that covers all styles, genres and decades of popular music... using only their mouths. 

  • Saturday, Sep. 23, 201710:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    free balloon animals

    Visit Booth 1429 located inside the KIDS ZONE for free balloon animals

  • Saturday, Sep. 23, 201711:00 AM - 11:45 AM location: MENDOTA 7

    cosplay photography and posing

    Ever wonder how to pose to take advantage of lighting or show off the cool details in your cosplay? Join SuperKayce & Spyros Heniadis Photographer to learn how to become a manipulator of your body! Discuss the dos and don’ts of getting your picture taken!

  • Saturday, Sep. 23, 201711:00 AM - 11:45 AM

    h.e.r.o.s by jester puppets

    Captain Obvious, Mr. Oblivious and Recycle Rabbit are on a quest to help young people face difficult bullying situations.  Whether it’s face to face or it’s cyber-bullying, our heroes are here to help navigate the confusion of “What can I do?” Join the fun to learn how both boys and girls can be heroes!

  • Saturday, Sep. 23, 201711:00 AM - 11:45 AM location: MENDOTA 3

    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 and his team of SUPER-FRIENDS, will reveal how Man of Steel, Batman v. Superman and Suicide Squad are the foundations of possibly the greatest franchise in cinematic history!

  • Saturday, Sep. 23, 201711:00 AM - 1:00 PM location: MENDOTA 2

    cosplay workshop: working with worbla

    Worbla is a more commonly known word heard within the cosplay crafting community in armor builds.  But what is it?  How do you use it?  Where can I get it?  Come join internationally award winning cosplayer, Mogchelle, for a hands on workshop so you can try your hand at creating your own piece of armor!  Materials for this workshop will all be provided, and you get to bring home the piece you make!  In this workshop we will go step by step in creating a basic bracer(s) and how to add details to it.  From patterning to forming, this workshop will prepare you for your next steps!

    (Must Purchase Separate Ticket to the Workshop)

  • Saturday, Sep. 23, 201711:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: MENDOTA 6

    the art of saturday morning cartoon production with animator/director tom cook

    Wizard World is proud to present world-renowned animator Tom Cook (Tarzan; Flash Gordon; He-Man and the Masters of the Universe; She-Ra Princess of Power). This panel will be a demonstration of the steps taken to bring an idea from script to screen. Cook will begin with a short story of how he became an animator back in the late 1970s and then describe the different departments in an animation studio and what they do to move the development of the cartoon forward. Tom will have a few scenes he has worked on over the years on video and then will open the floor for questions about either the process or any other question you may have. So come out and see first-hand how your favorite cartoons were made!

  • Saturday, Sep. 23, 201711:45 AM - 12:00 PM

    star wars cosplay meet-up

    Wizard World would like to introduce Cosplay meetups! Come join us on the stage for a photo session with other Star Wars cosplayers and fans alike.

  • Saturday, Sep. 23, 201712:00 PM - 12:30 PM

    last hope demo

    Choose your side! Come see Last Hope LARP in a live combat demo as bandits seek to cause havoc for our adventures.

  • Saturday, Sep. 23, 201712:00 PM - 12:30 PM location: MENDOTA 3

    inside the ring with wwe® superstar becky lynch™

    Moderated by Ryan Ball (WrestlingAudio.com)

  • Saturday, Sep. 23, 201712:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    how to draw the marvel way with former marvel comics art director, steve geiger

    One lucky audience member will have a chance to win the sketch that is created during the panel.

  • Saturday, Sep. 23, 201712:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: MENDOTA 7

    pokémon gameshow

    Calling all Pokémon fans! Join SuperKayce and RealBreakingNate as audience members battle it out in this epic game show event! You might just have to answer a simple trivia question OR you could get stuck with a Pokémon dare challenge! Either way there will be tons of fun and even more laughs! So come test your Poke skills and win some prizes along the way!

  • Saturday, Sep. 23, 201712:00 PM - 12:45 PM

    royal t princess parties

    "Experience the magic of Royal T Princess Parties by singing and playing along with some of your favorite princesses, both classic and new!"

  • Saturday, Sep. 23, 201712:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: MENDOTA 6

    batman: a celebration of the classic tv series

    Bob Garcia and Joe Desris, the authors of Batman: A Celebration of The Classic TV Series, remember the colorful blockbuster superhero TV show with super villains looking like their comic book counterparts; a Batmobile that put James Bond's tricked-up Aston Martin to shame, and the beloved Adam West and Burt Ward as the Dynamic Duo.

  • Saturday, Sep. 23, 20171:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    live manga demo - samantha gorel

    Join professional Manga Artist Samantha Gorel in a live illustration! Watch while she brings the magic of manga to life and answers questions from the audience!

  • Saturday, Sep. 23, 20171:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: MENDOTA 7

    disney trivia

    Enjoy trivia relating to Disney, and everything associated with it! The questions will focus on animated Disney movie trivia, but will include some other Disney-related questions in there as well. Some questions will be easy, some will be difficult or obscure, so study up! Who knows, there might even be some prizes!

  • Saturday, Sep. 23, 20171:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: BALLROOM

    ‘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, Sep. 23, 20171:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    rob rasner magician

    Rob's truly amazing magic and side-splitting humor, combined with music and audience participation, will immediately charm and endear you!

  • Saturday, Sep. 23, 20171:15 PM - 1:45 PM

    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, Sep. 23, 20171:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: MENDOTA 6

    comics startup 101: legal and business tips for comic book creators

    Join attorney Dirk Vanover (Vanover Legal, LLC; ComicsLawyer.com), James Munch (Insane Comics), and Joanna Estep (Fantastic Four; Fraggle Rock) as we discuss contracts, LLCs, crowdfunding, and many more issues creators will encounter as they start their careers.  If you want to get serious about launching a career in comics, then you should attend this panel and learn the business and legal tips you’ll need to succeed.

  • Saturday, Sep. 23, 20171:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: MENDOTA 3

    how to build a geek brand

    Do you have a big idea that could change the pop culture world but don’t know what to do next? Feeling stagnant in your brand and want to turn it into a career? Started your business but struggling to take it to the next level? Industry pros will share some of their trade secrets to taking a big idea and turning it into a rewarding professional career that shapes culture. Hosted by Tony Kim (Crazy4Comiccon.com, HeroWithin).

  • Saturday, Sep. 23, 20172:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: MENDOTA 7

    hayao miyazaki: a storyteller’s journey

    The worlds of Ghibli are brimming with colorful characters, wondrous places, and sinister foes. This lecture looks at these films, how they reflect the world we live in, and how they display the philosophies of a complicated man living through very complicated times.

  • Saturday, Sep. 23, 20172:00 PM - 2:45 PM

    kids 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! (Serious competitors please note: This is a light-hearted event for all skill levels. The Wizard World Adult Costume Contest should be considered for more professional-seeking participants!!)

  • Saturday, Sep. 23, 20172:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: BALLROOM

    buffy turns 20: a conversation with juliet landau

    Can you believe it's been 20 years since Joss Whedon's "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" tv series captured our hearts (and subsequently drove a stake through them)? Neither can we! Come hear about the experience of making the show from Juliet Landau, the incredible actor behind Drusilla.

  • Saturday, Sep. 23, 20172:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    from pencils to pixels: video game artists with roots in comics

    Two local artists, Nick Choles and Jeff Butler, discuss their journey from working in comics, to long careers as artists in the video game industry.  There will be plenty of visuals and questions from the audience.

  • Saturday, Sep. 23, 20172:00 PM - 4:00 PM location: MENDOTA 2

    cosplay workshop: mold making and resin casting

    You always hear about something is cast in resin…but just nodded and smiled! Here’s your chance to not only learn what resin is, but the different kinds, their applications, and learn hands on how to use it! Hosted by internationally award winning cosplayer Mogchelle, who’s cast things as small as tiny gems to a life size Chinese Terra Cotta Warrior costume!  We will go from start to finish in this workshop on creating a basic 1 part mold, and using it to cast an object with resin.  You will be supplied with trial kits of mold making material, and resin that you will also be able to bring home to continue practicing what you've learned in the workshop. (Must Purchase Separate Ticket to the Workshop)

  • Saturday, Sep. 23, 20172:30 PM - 3:15 PM location: MENDOTA 3

    the lost girls: a conversation with rachel skarsten & zoie palmer

    The actors behind Tamsin and Dr. Lauren Lewis on the hit show “Lost Girl” are here to answer all of your questions. Fans of their respective roles on “Reign” and “Dark Matter” won’t want to miss this panel either! Moderated by Victor Dandridge Jr. (Vantage: Inhouse Productions).

  • Saturday, Sep. 23, 20172:30 PM - 3:15 PM location: MENDOTA 6

    two centuries of genius: celebrating the spirit’s will eisner and the avengers’ jack kirby at 100 with jens robinson (son of joker creator jerry robinson), the avengers’ danny fingeroth, and pop culture historians milton griepp and maggie thompson

    Celebrate two titans as we mark their 100th birthdays in 2017. Will Eisner was creator of The Spirit and an innovator of the graphic novel, starting with A Contract With God. Jack Kirby was co-creator of Captain America, Fantastic Four, the Avengers and more. Join panelists including Jens Robinson (Jerry and the Joker), Danny Fingeroth (Chair of Will Eisner Week), Maggie Thompson (Comic Buyers Guide) and Milton Griepp (ICv2.com) as they discuss what made these two great.

  • Saturday, Sep. 23, 20173:00 PM - 3:45 PM location: MENDOTA 7

    cosplay 101

    Want to begin cosplaying but don’t know how to get started? Join Wizard World Guest Cosplayer Nicole Marie Jean in a discussion that will provide you with a guideline on crafting supplies, wigs, contacts, makeup, etc! Bring your questions for this Q&A and get some answers!

  • Saturday, Sep. 23, 20173:00 PM - 3:45 PM

    water street bridge

    Eclectic acoustic? Try: A dazzling array of instruments, a dizzying selection of songs, and a fashion sense that defies description!

  • Saturday, Sep. 23, 20173:00 PM - 3:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    bob camp, co-creator of “the ren and stimpy show,” answers the question, “will cartoons ruin your mind?”

    Moderated by Youtuber RealBreakingNate (m.youtube.com/user/RealBreakingNate).

  • Saturday, Sep. 23, 20173:00 PM - 3:45 PM location: BALLROOM

    dr. simon tam is in: a conversation with firefly’s sean maher

    It’s been almost 16 years since Joss Whedon’s “Firefly” premiered on Fox, and even with just one 14-episode season and the feature-length film “Serenity,” the series is still a cultural juggernaut! Sean Maher, the actor behind Simon Tam, is here to talk about his experience making the show and its enduring popularity. Moderated by Tony Kim (Crazy4Comiccon.com, HeroWithin).

  • Saturday, Sep. 23, 20173:30 PM - 4:15 PM

    h.e.r.o.s by jester puppets

    Captain Obvious, Mr. Oblivious and Recycle Rabbit are on a quest to help young people face difficult bullying situations.  Whether it’s face to face or it’s cyber-bullying, our heroes are here to help navigate the confusion of “What can I do?” Join the fun to learn how both boys and girls can be heroes!

  • Saturday, Sep. 23, 20173:30 PM - 4:15 PM location: MENDOTA 6

    remembering wolverine’s & x-men’s & batman’s (& swamp thing’s & spider-man’s & watchmen’s) len wein! with jim salicrup, maggie thompson, and danny fingeroth

    Legendary writer and editor LEN WEIN, who passed away on September 10th, left behind an unequaled legacy of characters, stories and ideas that have become part of the pop culture landscape of comics, TV, movies and more. The co-creator of characters including WOLVERINE, SWAMP THING, Nightcrawler, Storm and Colossus, Len was editor-in-chief of Marvel for a time and also wrote many comics adventures of Batman, Spider-Man and countless other characters. Len was the editor of the landmark WATCHMEN series and was also an animation writer, doing scripts for Batman: The Animated Series and Spider-Man, among many other shows. Join a panel including Jim Salicrup (Avengers), Maggie Thompson (Comic Buyers Guide) and Danny Fingeroth (Spider-Man) as they discuss what made Len and his work so special. (And if you have stories about Len, please share them with us at the panel.)

  • Saturday, Sep. 23, 20173:30 PM - 4:15 PM location: MENDOTA 3

    this one time at band camp: a conversation with thomas ian nicholas

    He made a pact with his friends in the “American Pie” movies, helped the Cubs win the world series in “Rookie of the Year,” brought the early years of Walt Disney to life in “Walt Before Mickey” and went back in time to save Kate Winslett and Daniel Craig in “A Kid in King Arthur's Court.” Come ready to ask your questions and find out what Thomas Ian Nicholas is up to now. He might even tell you about American Pie 5!  Bring your thinking cap - there will be some trivia with prizes. Moderated by Lani Sarem.

  • Saturday, Sep. 23, 20173:45 PM - 4:00 PM

    marvel cosplay meet-up group

    Wizard World would like to introduce Cosplay meetups! Come join us on the stage for a photo session with other

    Marvel cosplayers and fans alike.

  • Saturday, Sep. 23, 20174:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    last hope demonstration

    Choose your side! Come see Last Hope LARP in a live combat demo as bandits seek to cause havoc for our adventures.

  • Saturday, Sep. 23, 20174:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: MENDOTA 7

    j. jonah jameson by captain k

    J. Jonah Jameson comes to Madison and, surprise: he hates Spider-Man. Jameson joins us with evidence to help everyone understand that Spider-Man can't be trusted, why we would be better off without masked vigilantes and why he truly is a menace. Have a differing opinion? That means it's up to you to appear as guest reporters to this Daily Bugle press conference to defend the friendly neighborhood super-hero. See if you can be the first to catch Jameson off guard and force a rare retraction. Listen to Jameson's editorial, hear him answer the panel's reporters and then prepare your own defense of Spider-Man in this interactive, entertaining performance based panel. J. Jonah Jameson is a Marvel.com featured presentation by Karl Brevik, a member of SAG/AFTRA. Full of audience participation, it's a mix of a stand up act, a roast, a Q&A and a good old fashioned celebration of Spider-Man knowledge.

  • Saturday, Sep. 23, 20174:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    the great madison nerd-off!

    You know your stuff, and now it's time to prove it!  Hosted by Nerd-Dads.com 's Rob Brace and Ted C. Williams, go head-to-head with other Wizard World attendees in fast-paced debates on various topics in nerd and pop culture!

  • Saturday, Sep. 23, 20174:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: (BALLROOM)

    boba fett? boba fett? where?!: a conversation with daniel logan

    Everyone’s favorite armored jetpack-wearing Mandalorian bounty hunter of mystery may have gotten a bit less mysterious since he carbon froze his way into our hearts back in “The Empire Strikes Back,” but we still love him! Come ready with your questions for Daniel Logan, the man behind Boba Fett in “Star Wars: Attack of the Clones” and “Star Wars: The Clone Wars!” Moderated by Tony Kim (Crazy4Comiccon.com, HeroWithin).

  • Saturday, Sep. 23, 20174:30 PM - 5:15 PM location: MENDOTA 3

    teenage mutant ninja turtles: all you need to know

    Steve Lavigne has been working with Mirage Studios and TMNT since 1985.  He began as letterer, then colorist and eventually became Licensing Artist/Director, producing a majority of licensing and packaging art in the late 80's and early 90's. He has plenty of insight on TMNT's history, origins and the inner workings of Mirage Studios, home of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He will be answering questions and telling stories about TMNT from the early days to present. Moderated by Youtuber RealBreaking Nate (m.youtube.com/user/RealBreakingNate).

  • Saturday, Sep. 23, 20174:30 PM - 5:15 PM location: MENDOTA 6

    casting the bat signal

    With so many iterations of the Batman having graced the big screen, we're bringing in our Bat-Experts to give their DREAM CAST for making The Dark Knight shine!!  Featuring the collective minds of Victor Dandridge and his infamous Rogues Gallery!

  • Saturday, Sep. 23, 20174:45 PM - 5:30 PM

    royal t princess parties

    "Experience the magic of Royal T Princess Parties by singing and playing along with some of your favorite princesses, both classic and new!"

  • Saturday, Sep. 23, 20175:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: MENDOTA 7

    yokai girls gone wild

    Female Monsters of Japan- Japanese folklore is full of angry, vengeful spirits and monsters, and more than half of those are of the female variety. This panel explores the creepy, the quirky, and the angry women who populate Japan's hidden world, what to look out for, how to survive encounters with them, and how they reflect Japanese views on femininity and female life.

  • Saturday, Sep. 23, 20175:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    secrets of visual storytelling: top artists draw comics with hulk’s steve geiger, x-men’s mostafa moussa, badger’s jeff butler and spider-man’s mark stegbauer

    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 Steve Geiger (Spider-Man; Hulk) and Jeff Butler (Badger; Singularities) and incredible inkers Mostafa Moussa (X-Men; Godzilla) and Mark Stegbauer (Spider-Man; Avengers) 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. [ART DONE AT THE PANEL WILL BE RAFFLED OFF TO ATTENDEES!]

  • Saturday, Sep. 23, 20175:00 PM - 6:15 PM

    wizard world karaoke

    Head over to the Entertainment stage and sing your heart out to some of your favorite tunes!!

  • Saturday, Sep. 23, 20175:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: MENDOTA 6

    bringing your game to life!

    From Table Top to Live Action! Join the creative minds behind Last Hope LARP and Midland of Arkhos LARP as they discuss the benefits of role play and the many ways you can bring your games to life.

  • Saturday, Sep. 23, 20175:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: MENDOTA 3

    here comes the fastball special: a conversation with twilight & x-men’s daniel cudmore

    He’s played Colossus in some of your favorite X-Men movies and Felix of the Volturi in the Twilight films. Come ask your questions and hear about his experiences in both fan-favorite franchises!  Moderated by Tony Kim (Crazy4Comiccon.com, HeroWithin).

  • Saturday, Sep. 23, 20176:00 PM - 6:30 PM

    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, Sep. 23, 20176:00 PM - 7:00 PM location: MENDOTA 7

    the bright colors of 90s

    90s Anime vs. 90s Cartoons: Dexter's Lab or Sailor Moon?  Dragon Ball Z or Rugrats?  In-arguably the best decade for animation, which was Queen? In this hour-long show, we will challenge fans from both sides, come and represent your fandom!  Whether you were tuning in to Cartoons or watching Toonami this is the Trivia Tournament for you!  So find your favorite Johnny Bravo T-shirt and prepare your best Kamehameha, because it's time for some Trivia! Tonight presented by UberFan and Trivia Master Extrodinaire Bryce!  Prizes from your favorite local League Trivia of Madison venues and Microbreweries, plus some surprises...

  • Saturday, Sep. 23, 20177:00 PM - 9:00 PM location: BALLROOM

    wizard world costume contest

    Hosted by our very own superheroes Victor Dandridge and SUPERKAYCE, the Wizard World Comic Con Costume Contest is no joke. The best of the best will be dressed to impress in their superhero & pop culture finest, so be prepared for some serious cosplay. Grab your buddies and suit up to take a chance at bringing home the gold! Categories include Best in Show, Best Male/Female Heroes, Best Male/Female Villains, Best Group and Best Anime (Prize Package Sponsored by RightStufAnime.com)!

    Anyone interested in participating can sign-up at the Wizard World Info booth inside the exhibition floor on Saturday. Registration closes at 5PM! We’ll see you there! (Recommended for ages 13+)

  • Sunday, Sep. 24, 201710:00 AM - 11:15 AM

    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.

  • Sunday, Sep. 24, 201711:00 AM - 11:45 AM location: MENDOTA 2

    portfolio review with steve geiger

    Aspiring artists here is your chance to have your portfolio reviewed at Wizard World Nashville . Steve Geiger (Spider-Man, Incredible Hulk, former managing art director for The Marvel Entertainment Group) wants to help guide you as you take the next step as a comic book artist!

    If you’d like to sit in the audience and learn tips of the trade to make your portfolio of work better this panel is for you. If you are brave enough to have your work reviewed by Steve in front of an audience than submit your 3 best pieces to evilgeiger@gmail.com . If selected for an official portfolio review you will be contacted with directions.

  • Sunday, Sep. 24, 201711:00 AM - 11:45 AM

    h.e.r.o.s by jester puppets

    Captain Obvious, Mr. Oblivious and Recycle Rabbit are on a quest to help young people face difficult bullying situations.  Whether it’s face to face or it’s cyber-bullying, our heroes are here to help navigate the confusion of “What can I do?” Join the fun to learn how both boys and girls can be heroes! 

  • Sunday, Sep. 24, 201711:00 AM - 11:45 AM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    the art of inking

    Inking - it's not just tracing the lines! Ever wonder what goes into inking your favorite comics, or what an inker really does? Join a live demonstration by Marvel and DC inker Mark Stegbauer as he explains what inking is all about. See the tools inkers use, and how pencil lines are polished to become your favorite comics

  • Sunday, Sep. 24, 201711:00 AM - 11:45 AM location: MENDOTA 6

    it was totally the best stargate show: a conversation with stargate atlantis’ paul mcgillion

    The man behind Dr. Carson Beckett, the Stargate Atlantis expedition’s chief medical officer, is here to answer all of your burning questions about being Rodney McKay’s best friend. Moderated by Victor Dandridge Jr. (Vantage: Inhouse Productions).

  • Sunday, Sep. 24, 201711:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    klingon pop warrior

    The Klingon Pop Warrior sings songs you thought you knew... in the original Klingon.

  • Sunday, Sep. 24, 201711:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: MENDOTA 3

    nerd family feud!

    Based on the iconic game show, grab your friends and see if you can guess the most common responses to questions answered by Wizard World attendees!  Hosted by Nerd-Dads.com's Rob Brace and Ted C. Williams, see if your nerdy guesses will be on the board!

  • Sunday, Sep. 24, 201711:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: MENDOTA 7

    let’s get lit! basic leds and electronics in cosplay

    This panel will go over the basics of basic electronics and components, from soldering, to resistors, LED's and other light sources, switches, power sources and more advanced techniques like adding smoke effects, blinking and fading LED's, and some basic Arudino and light array work. We'll then go over best practices on implementing these in to your props and costumes.

  • Sunday, Sep. 24, 201712:00 PM - 12:30 PM

    last hope demonstration

    Choose your side! Come see Last Hope LARP in a live combat demo as bandits seek to cause havoc for our adventures.

  • Sunday, Sep. 24, 201712:00 PM - 12:45 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! Your 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!

  • Sunday, Sep. 24, 201712:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: MENDOTA 6

    batman: the animated series at 25! celebrating the groundbreaking show that introduced harley quinn! with maggie thompson, jens robinson, danny fingeroth, tom cook and victor dandridge

    Batman: The Animated Series debuted on September 5, 1992—and changed everyone’s expectations of superhero cartoons. The show’s look and feel and its dramatic sensibilities were like nothing seen before. And of course, it’s the series where Harley Quinn was introduced to the world! Join comics and animation experts including Jens Robinson (son of Joker creator Jerry Robinson), historian Maggie Thompson (Comic Buyers Guide), animator Tom Cook (who worked on animated Batman in the Superfriends series), comics historian Danny Fingeroth (Superman on the Couch) and Bat-fan supreme Victor Dandridge (Vantage: Inhouse Productions) as they discuss what made this series—and the characters it spawned—so cool!

  • Sunday, Sep. 24, 201712:00 PM - 4:00 PM location: MENDOTA 2

    do you have what it takes to save the world?

    Join Last Hope LARP for combat and magic training, plus a chance to show off your skills! Once your training is complete you will be invited to fight with us in a battle scenario! Only guests who have completed training will be allowed to fight. Spectators welcome.

  • Sunday, Sep. 24, 201712:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: MENDOTA 7

    the voices in your head: anime edition with monica rial

    Join renowned voice actor Monica Rial (Bulma - Dragon Ball Z, May Chang – Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Mila Babicheva – Yuri on Ice) as she takes you behind the scenes of your favorite anime and tells stories from her extensive career. Moderated by Youtuber RealBreaking Nate (m.youtube.com/user/RealBreakingNate)

  • Sunday, Sep. 24, 201712:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: MENDOTA 3

    the last jedi?: a star wars fan discussion with tony kim

    We approaching the next Episode and it’s time to  talk Star Wars. Join a great panel of professional nerds as they challenge the crowd with SW trivia, discuss the significance of Star Wars culture, and speculate on what we will see in Episode VIII. Hosted by Tony Kim (Crazy4Comiccon.com, HeroWithin).

  • Sunday, Sep. 24, 201712:45 PM - 1:00 PM

    doctor who cosplay meet-up group

    Wizard World would like to introduce Cosplay meetups! Come join us on the stage for a photo session with other all Doctor Who cosplayers and fans alike.

  • Sunday, Sep. 24, 20171:00 PM - 1:30 PM

    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, Sep. 24, 20171:00 PM - 1:30 PM

    thomas nicholas acoustic performance

    He's thrown a baseball 101 mph, made a pact in high school with his friends, portrayed Walt Disney and went back in time. Soon to be fighting sharks and dealing with real Magic. Did you know he also has a band? Come see Thomas Ian Nicholas from American Pie, Rookie of the Year, Walt Before Micky and A Kid in King Arthur's Court play some tunes.

  • Sunday, Sep. 24, 20171:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    wig styling and care with mogchelle cosplay

    Wigs are becoming more and more used in cosplay as the years go by. But the knowledge on where to purchase, how to care for, is still a bit puzzling. In this panel we’ll go over various types of wigs, places they can be purchased, and how to care for them so they last you a long time! International Award Winning Cosplayer Mogchelle, will be leading this panel, which will also include how to create and add hair wefts, gravity defying spikes, crazy curls and more! Learn about various affordable wig and effective wig care and styling products, and how to store your wigs properly!

  • Sunday, Sep. 24, 20171:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: MENDOTA 6

    the secret histories of batman and the joker: the saga of jerry and bill with jens robinson, maggie thompson & danny fingeroth

    To celebrate a new, art-infused memoir by the late Jerry Robinson, Jerry and the Joker: Adventures and Comic Art, this panel tells of how 17-year-old Jerry became the artist on Detective Comics and Batman and created the Joker. We’ll also shed light on Batman’s long-neglected co-creator and writer, Bill Finger. Join Jerry’s son, Jens Robinson (CartoonArts International), and comics historians Maggie Thompson (Comic Buyers Guide) and Danny Fingeroth (The Stan Lee Universe) as they tell tales of the giants who created some of the most popular characters of all time.

  • Sunday, Sep. 24, 20171:30 PM - 1:45 PM

    all cosplay meet-up group

    Wizard World would like to introduce Cosplay meetups! Come join us on the stage for a photo session with all cosplayers and fans alike.

  • Sunday, Sep. 24, 20171:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: MENDOTA 7

    cool japan: the panel

    We watch anime. We read manga. We play games. And we love them dearly. But these modern media elements are the more recent and visible parts of a culture trade that has been going on for over a hundred years. Join anthropologist Charles Dunbar as he goes back and looks at how Japan and the United States have traded all sorts of properties, from music to fashion to zombies, and beyond.

  • Sunday, Sep. 24, 20171:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: MENDOTA 3

    here is the fan that i plan to empanel: a conversation with buffy the vampire slayer’s emma caulfield

    Everyone’s favorite vengeance demon Anya Jenkins joins Wizard World Madison! Come ready with your questions about her appearances on both “Buffy” and “Beverly Hills 902010!” Moderated by Tony Kim (Crazy4Comiccon.com, HeroWithin).

  • Sunday, Sep. 24, 20172:00 PM - 2:45 PM

    kids 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! (Serious competitors please note: This is a light-hearted event for all skill levels. The Wizard World Adult Costume Contest should be considered for more professional-seeking participants!!)

  • Sunday, Sep. 24, 20172:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: MENDOTA 6

    vips 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.

  • Sunday, Sep. 24, 20172:30 PM - 3:15 PM location: MENDOTA 7

    security gaps at hogwarts

    As early as book one, we are told that Hogwarts is the safest place in the world, yet by the end of the first book, we are left wondering if Hagrid was being a little misleading in that claim. Detention in the Forbidden Forest, trolls in the girl’s bathroom, giant three headed dogs, a ‘protected’ Hallow that a trio of 11 year olds can retrieve, corrupted professors, and not to mention the fact that the Dark Lord makes an appearance himself. All that in just the first book! Throughout the course of the panel, our panelists take an in depth look at why saying Hogwarts is the safest place in the world couldn’t be farther from the truth. The panel leaves no stone unturned, with topics ranging from the basilisk, Marauder’s Map, dementors, Dumbledore’s actions, insider threats (Sorry Hagrid), Dolores Umbridge and more! Our panelists feature diehard fans and real life security experts. Bring your house pride!

  • Sunday, Sep. 24, 20172:30 PM - 3:15 PM location: MENDOTA 6

    marvel vs. dc: infinity war

    Nothing has done more to bring our fandom to mainstream than the Marvel and DC films. However, not all films are created equal. Join profession nerds as they compare and contrast decades of great (and not so great) TV shows and films from our favorite caped crusaders. This is must for superhero cinephile of the Marvel and DC universe. Hosted by Tony Kim (Crazy4Comiccon.com, HeroWithin).