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Past Celebrity Guests

Peter Capaldi

Peter Capaldi

Saturday - Sunday
Doctor Who

Peter Capaldi

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday

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Charlie Sheen

Charlie Sheen

Saturday - Sunday
PlatoonWall StreetMajor LeagueTwo and a Half Men

Charlie Sheen

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday

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John Barrowman

John Barrowman

Friday - Sunday
Arrow [Malcolm Merlyn]Doctor Who [Captain Jack Harkness]Torchwood

John Barrowman

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday

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James Marsters

James Marsters

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

James Marsters

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday

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Charisma Carpenter

Charisma Carpenter

Saturday - Sunday
Angel [Cordelia Chase] • Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Charisma Carpenter

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday

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Nicholas Brendon

Nicholas Brendon

Friday - Sunday
Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Nicholas Brendon

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday

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Nichelle Nichols

Nichelle Nichols

Friday - Sunday
Star Trek [Uhura]

Nichelle Nichols

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday

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Marina Sirtis

Marina Sirtis

Friday - Sunday
Star Trek: The Next Generation

Marina Sirtis

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday

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Gregg Sulkin

Gregg Sulkin

Saturday - Sunday
Pretty Little Liars • Marvel's Runaways

Gregg Sulkin

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday

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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

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Cas Anvar

Cas Anvar

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

Cas Anvar

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday

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Peter Tork

Peter Tork

Saturday - Sunday
The Monkees

Peter Tork

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday

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Micky Dolenz

Micky Dolenz

Saturday - Sunday
The Monkees

Micky Dolenz

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday

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Jeremiah Lambert

Jeremiah Lambert

Friday - Sunday

Jeremiah Lambert

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Andromeda Attire

Andromeda Attire

Friday - Sunday

Andromeda Attire

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

Photo Ops More Info
Erica Willey

Erica Willey

Friday - Sunday

Erica Willey

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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The Pumpkin Geek

The Pumpkin Geek

Friday - Sunday

The Pumpkin Geek

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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  • Friday, May. 5, 20174:00 PM - 6:00 PM location: Wizard World Gaming

    onsite tournament registration opens!!

    This is your chance to register for one or ALL of our video game tournaments. Please see tournament start times below. For more information, please visit Registration located in the center of the show floor. 

    SPACE IS LIMITED AND IS FILLED ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS.

  • Friday, May. 5, 20175:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    funny folks: how to draw humor comics! with ren & stimpy’s bob camp, the simpsons’ phil ortiz & nancy’s guy gilchrist

    Ever wonder how humor artists are able to create characters and stories that leave us laughing like idiots? Here, some of the finest practitioners of the simple art of humor, Bob Camp (Ren & Stimpy; Crazy Magazine), Phil Ortiz (The Simpsons TV show and comics; Muppet Babies) and Guy Gilchrist (Nancy; Muppet Babies) tell and show you how they do it! Moderated by Danny Fingeroth (How to Create Comics from Script to Print; Rough Guide to Graphic Novels).

  • Friday, May. 5, 20175:00 PM - 6:00 PM location: Wizard World Gaming

    1 2 switch!

    Here’s your chance to try out Nintendo’s latest console. Er. Handheld. Um… HYBRID! Go up against a random opponent in 1 2 3 Switch!

  • Friday, May. 5, 20175:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: Room 101i

    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

  • Friday, May. 5, 20175:30 PM - 6:30 PM location: Room 101B

    superhero movies, past, present & future

    A look forward and back at Superhero Movies and discuss fan favorites and major misfires.

    Moderated by Dave Schrader

  • Friday, May. 5, 20176:00 PM - 6:30 PM

    clement mccrae marionette & puppet show - kids stage

    "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. 5, 20176:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: Room 101H

    press record: getting started on youtube

    We have all at least thought of it before “I’m going to start my own YouTube channel”. Some people go through with it while others simply leave it as a thought. It may seem easy till you actually sit down and start. That’s when the nerves and confusion set in about how to actually do it. Join YouTuber RealBreakingNate as he discusses the process of starting your very own YouTube channel. From topics like content creation, filming, editing, lighting, audio, analytics, search results, money, online bullying, and the hardest of them all…self-promotion! Come learn and ask questions about YouTube that you have always wondered. Let’s make that thought a reality; it’s time to press record!

  • Friday, May. 5, 20176:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    paint the rob way with 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 Stone Cold Steve Austin battling it out with Bret Hart while he talks about his process!

  • Friday, May. 5, 20176:00 PM - 7:00 PM location: Room 101i

    yogaquest presents buffy the vampire slayer: a narrated yogic adventure!

    If the apocalypse comes, beep us. Buffy and the Scoobies are out to save the day in this narrated yogic adventure! YogaQuest is unlike any yoga class you have experienced before! It is a unique blend of yoga and fan-fiction storytelling. Your quest is guided by a narrator and a certified yoga instructor, as the class embarks on an epic and often ridiculous journey through a popular fandom. Move through the story by following a yoga routine designed to improve strength, balance and flexibility. No previous yoga experience, special clothing, or mats necessary. Pose nerdy with us!

  • Friday, May. 5, 20176:00 PM - 8:00 PM location: Wizard World Gaming

    super smash bros. wii u tournament

    Here’s your chance to SMASH the competition! Register now and show your peers that you have what it takes to stand alone as the Minneapolis Smash Bros. Champion! 

    *This Tournament is for ages 13 and up.

    *Cash Prize for 1st place winner

  • Friday, May. 5, 20176:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    foolish ventures balloon artist ian mott – kids zone (booth 706)

    Stop by Booth 706 located in the Kids Zone for Balloons by Ian Mott. 

  • Friday, May. 5, 20176:30 PM - 7:00 PM

    7days a capella – entertainment stage

    7Days co-ed a cappella group at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, and is the oldest a cappella group on campus. A group of 19 members that perform original arrangements of popular hits including pop, rock, and alternative.

  • Friday, May. 5, 20176:30 PM - 7:00 PM

    the art of marionette by clement mccrae - kids stage

    Come learn the magic of puppetry with toy marionettes.

  • Friday, May. 5, 20176:30 PM - 7:15 PM location: Room 101D

    marvel v dc: infinity war

    Nothing has done more to bring our fandom to mainstream than the Marvel and DC films. However, not all are created equal. Join profession nerds as they compare, contrast and debate 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 B Kim.

  • Friday, May. 5, 20176:30 PM - 7:15 PM location: Room 101B

    character acting in cosplay with wizard world cosplay guest captain k

    Moderated by SAG/AFTRA actor Karl Brevik and paneled by professional actors and experienced cosplayers and performers, 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, May. 5, 20177:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    the minnesota hot dishes presented by uptown swing – entertainment stage

    Uptown Swing presents the Minnesota Hot Dishes, a competitive dance team specializing in Lindy Hop, a type of swing dance from the 1930s.  

  • Friday, May. 5, 20177:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    nick sharpe magician – kids stage

    A magical success, Nick facilitates audience participation with a twist of comedy, dazzling the multitudes with magic and variety.

  • Friday, May. 5, 20177:00 PM - 7:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    drawing disney with clinton hobart

    Join the fun!

  • Friday, May. 5, 20177:00 PM - 7:45 PM location: Room 101H

    first they came for batman…then they came for chuck berry and prince: comics, rock & roll and censorship with umn’s alex lubet, spider-man’s danny fingeroth and mcad’s barbara schulz

    From the beginnings of both comics and Rock & roll, segments of society have felt threatened by these branches of so-called youth culture. From psychiatrist Frederic Wertham’s and others’ obsession with comics alleged dangers, fears which were soon transferred to this weird, new music, to today’s school-library censorship battles, comics and rock were both inexpensive “secret” media that were consumed in private by children and teens. The horror! Join a panel that includes UMN music Professor Alex Lubet, comics writer and historian Danny Fingeroth and MCAD professor Barbara Schulz as they discuss the history of society’s ambivalent attitudes toward these pop culture media.

  • Friday, May. 5, 20177:30 PM - 7:45 PM

    the royal performance company presents princess etiquette academy – kids stage

    Discover your talents and learn the meaning of being a Princess. Truly Magical fun!

  • Friday, May. 5, 20177:30 PM - 8:15 PM location: Room 101B

    name that pokemon

    Are you a Pokémon master?! Audience members can test their knowledge of Pokémon by guessing the name of the Pokémon given by simple clues! Join SuperKayce and RealBreakingNate to prove you are a Pokémon Master! Guess them all right and win unlimited bragging rights….and a prize!

  • Friday, May. 5, 20177:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    hudson master magician – entertainment stage

    Interactive magic shows where you will smile, laugh, and believe in magic again!

  • Friday, May. 5, 20177:45 PM - 8:00 PM

    the royal performance company presents jedi training and pirate school – kids stage

    The Force will be with you and the treasure will be yours when you become an official knight or pirate. 

  • Friday, May. 5, 20178:00 PM - 8:45 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. 5, 20178:00 PM - 8:45 PM location: Room 101H

    creatures of the night

    You've seen the Winchesters and Buffy’s Scooby gang battle them on TV, this is a look at real life monster encounters with Black Eyed Kids, The Bloody Bones Man, Shadow People & More with host of the long running paranormal radio shows Darkness Radio & Coast to Coast AM, Dave Schrader.

  • Friday, May. 5, 20178:00 PM - 9:00 PM location: Wizard World Gaming

    1 2 switch!

    Here’s your chance to try out Nintendo’s latest console. Er. Handheld. Um… HYBRID! Go up against a random opponent in 1 2 3 Switch!

  • Saturday, May. 6, 201710:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    the last gold leaf – entertainment stage

    The Last Gold Leaf is a passionate pop-rock phenomenon. Inspired by singer-songwriters like Sarah Bareilles and John Mayer. A guy, a girl, harmonies and passionate acoustic nerd pop-rock. Does it get any better?

  • Saturday, May. 6, 201710:00 AM - 12:00 PM location: Wizard World Gaming

    onsite tournament registration opens!!

    This is your chance to register for one or ALL of our video game tournaments. Please see tournament start times below. For more information, please visit Registration located in the center of the show floor.

     SPACE IS LIMITED AND IS FILLED ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS.

  • Saturday, May. 6, 201710:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    the splatter sisters – kids stage

    The Splatter Sisters are a Minnesota favorite in family entertainment. They have been performing for years throughout the Twin Cities and locations in greater Minnesota and Wisconsin. The sassy-folk and jazz-based vocals swing Andrews Sisters style. Their upbeat, interactive act makes them the perfect SHOWBAND FOR FAMILIES!

  • Saturday, May. 6, 201710:30 AM - 7:00 PM

    foolish ventures balloon artist ian mott – kids zone (booth 706)

    Stop by Booth 706 located in the Kids Zone for Balloons by Ian Mott.  

  • Saturday, May. 6, 201711:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    nick sharpe magician – entertainment stage

    A magical success, Nick facilitates audience participation with a twist of comedy, dazzling the multitudes with magic and variety. 

  • Saturday, May. 6, 201711:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    clement mccrae marionette & puppet show - kids stage

    "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. 6, 201711:00 AM - 11:45 AM location: Room 101i

    11:00 – 11:45am peter capaldi vip meet & greet

    Ticketed Event

  • Saturday, May. 6, 201711:00 AM - 12:00 PM location: Wizard World Gaming

    1 2 switch!

    Here’s your chance to try out Nintendo’s latest console. Er. Handheld. Um… HYBRID! Go up against a random opponent in 1 2 3 Switch!

  • Saturday, May. 6, 201711:00 AM - 1:00 PM location: 101 C

    cosplay workshop: working with worbla (ticketed event)

    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)

    Purchase Tickets Here!

  • Saturday, May. 6, 201711:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    the art of marionette by clement mccrae - kids stage

    Come learn the magic of puppetry with toy marionettes.

  • Saturday, May. 6, 201712:00 PM - 12:30 PM

    tricia & the toonies – kids stage

    A unique mixture of great music, colorful puppets and audience interplay delighting families of all ages! 

  • Saturday, May. 6, 201712:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: Room 101B

    only sheep eat rotten tomatoes, a dc films discussion

    BEHOLD sweet children - you’re being led astray!! Critics have roasted and lampooned the DC cinematic universe, leaving 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, May. 6, 201712:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: Auditorium

    his whoniverse: a conversation with peter capaldi and jenna coleman

    Moderated by TONY B KIM (Crazy4ComicCon, Hero Within)

  • Saturday, May. 6, 201712:00 PM - 1:45 PM

    rock it man entertainment dueling piano show – entertainment stage

    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. 6, 201712:00 PM - 2:30 PM location: Wizard World Gaming

    tekken 7 tournament

    Exclusively at Wizard World Comic Con. Wizard World Gaming and Bandai Namco bring you, The King of the Iron Fist Exhibition! Play Tekken 7 and compete for victory and glory! Be the first to play Tekken 7 before it’s release and claim your rightful place above the competition!

     *This Tournament is for ages 13 and up.

    *Cash Prize for 1st place winner

  • Saturday, May. 6, 201712:30 PM - 1:00 PM

    nick sharpe magician – kids stage

    A magical success, Nick facilitates audience participation with a twist of comedy, dazzling the multitudes with magic and variety.

  • Saturday, May. 6, 201712:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: Room 101H

    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, May. 6, 20171:00 PM - 1:30 PM

    the splatter sisters – kids stage

    The Splatter Sisters are a Minnesota favorite in family entertainment. They have been performing for years throughout the Twin Cities and locations in greater Minnesota and Wisconsin. The sassy-folk and jazz-based vocals swing Andrews Sisters style. Their upbeat, interactive act makes them the perfect SHOWBAND FOR FAMILIES!

  • Saturday, May. 6, 20171:00 PM - 1:45 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. 6, 20171:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: Room 101B

    cosplaying on a budget

    Cosplay doesn’t have to be expensive-sit down with SuperKayce and discuss ways to save money while making AMAZING costumes!

  • Saturday, May. 6, 20171:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: Auditorium

    hot takes with the hot shot: a conversation with charlie sheen

    Join the fun!

  • Saturday, May. 6, 20171:00 PM - 2:00 PM location: Room 101i

    yogaquest presents doctor who: a narrated yogic adventure!

    Bananas are good, and so is yoga! The Doctor is off on another adventure through space and time in this narrated yogic adventure! YogaQuest is unlike any yoga class you have experienced before! It is a unique blend of yoga and fan-fiction storytelling. Your quest is guided by a narrator and a certified yoga instructor, as the class embarks on an epic and often ridiculous journey through a popular fandom. Move through the story by following a yoga routine designed to improve strength, balance and flexibility. No previous yoga experience, special clothing, or mats necessary. Pose nerdy with us!

  • Saturday, May. 6, 20171:30 PM - 2:00 PM

    tricia & the toonies – kids stage

    A unique mixture of great music, colorful puppets and audience interplay delighting families of all ages!

  • Saturday, May. 6, 20171:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: Room 101H

    everything you always wanted to know about guardians of the galaxy but were afraid to ask with guardians’ writer sam humphries and spider-man’s danny fingeroth

    With Guardians of the Galaxy, Volume 2 opening this weekend, and word of mouth being even more positive than it was for the original, a panel including Guardians comics writer Sam Humphries and Spider-Man’s Danny Fingeroth talk about the past present and future of Gamora, Drax, Star-Lord, Rocket and Groot.

  • Saturday, May. 6, 20172:00 PM - 2:30 PM location: Entrance Stage

    kids costume contest

    Calling all kids ages 13 and under to come out and strut your stuff at the Wizard World Kids Costume Contest! You won’t want miss this Kodak moment packed with a whole lot of fun, laughs and prizes for all participants! (Light-hearted competition. Not intended for serious competitors.)

  • Saturday, May. 6, 20172:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    wigs 101 with wizard world cosplay guest hannah eva

    A wig can make or break your cosplay! Learn tips for styling, enhancing, or creating your own wig.

  • Saturday, May. 6, 20172:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: Room 101B

    art as resistance: agents of shield and the rest of the mcu’s fight against hydra

    Marvel's Agents of SHIELD is four seasons in and has come a long, long way. In these challenging times, the latest arc of the series has gone full-throttle in critiquing fascism, Nazism, the military-industrial complex and more. Join local Agents of SHIELD podcasters, Mitra Jalali Nelson and Adam Wells of Beyond the SHIELD podcast, for an in-depth discussion of art as resistance in the time of real-life HYDRA, as evidenced through Agents of SHIELD but also the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Full spoilers for all of AOS to date as well as the rest of the MCU (except Guardians 2, of course!). You know you need this Framework Therapy - come heal and rage with us.

  • Saturday, May. 6, 20172:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: Auditorium

    20 years in the buffyverse with charisma carpenter and nicholas brendon

    Moderated by Victor Dandridge (Vantage Inhouse Productions)

  • Saturday, May. 6, 20172:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    wizard world kid’s costume contest - entertainment stage

    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, May. 6, 20172:00 PM - 4:00 PM location: 101 C

    cosplay workshop: mold making and resin casting (ticketed event)

    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)

    Purchase Tickets Here!

  • Saturday, May. 6, 20172:30 PM - 3:00 PM

    the royal performance company presents once upon a story time – kids stage

    Help Cinderella, Belle, and Prince Charming tell their stories and Sing Along with your favorite songs

  • Saturday, May. 6, 20172:30 PM - 3:15 PM location: Room 101H

    the non compliant geek’s guide to self care

    Caring for your Self because you are worth it – and not to attain some media-fueled, idealized image of what you should be – is a radical, political act.

    Through our engagement with comics, sci-fi, and fantasy, members of the geek community have become experts at re-imagining the world around them. We have the skills needed to be at the forefront of this movement for social change. Come prepared to question society's body shaming narrative on wellness, commit the radical act of self-acceptance, and reclaim your heroic destiny.

    Your non-compliant journey starts now.

  • Saturday, May. 6, 20173:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    the last gold leaf – entertainment stage

    The Last Gold Leaf is a passionate pop-rock phenomenon. Inspired by singer-songwriters like Sarah Bareilles and John Mayer. A guy, a girl, harmonies and passionate acoustic nerd pop-rock. Does it get any better?

  • Saturday, May. 6, 20173:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    tricia & the toonies – kids stage

    A unique mixture of great music, colorful puppets and audience interplay delighting families of all ages!

  • Saturday, May. 6, 20173:00 PM - 3:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    drawing disney with clinton hobart

    Join the Fun!

  • Saturday, May. 6, 20173:00 PM - 3:45 PM location: Room 101B

    i’m not a sidekick: a diversity in pop culture discussion

    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, whitewashing current casting decisions and what changes need to happen for us to boldly go into the future. Hosted by Tony B Kim.

  • Saturday, May. 6, 20173:00 PM - 3:45 PM location: Room 101B

    doctor whoniverse fan panel

    Things get wibbly wobbly & timey wimey at Wizard World Minneapolis with a panel discussing our favorite mad man in the blue box. From Classic to New Who, Monsters, Regenerations and Spin offs. Moderated by Time Travel enthusiast Dave Schrader

  • Saturday, May. 6, 20173:00 PM - 3:45 PM location: Auditorium

    out for a bite, a conversation with james marsters

    Join the fun!

  • Saturday, May. 6, 20173:00 PM - 5:30 PM location: Wizard World Gaming

    super smash bros. wii u tournament

    Here’s your chance to SMASH the competition! Register now and show your peers that you have what it takes to stand alone as the Minneapolis Smash Bros. Champion! 

    *This Tournament is for ages 13 and up.

    *Cash Prize for 1st place winner

  • Saturday, May. 6, 20173:30 PM - 3:45 PM

    the royal performance company presents jedi training and pirate – kids stage

    The Force will be with you and the treasure will be yours when you become an official knight or pirate.

  • Saturday, May. 6, 20173:30 PM - 4:00 PM

    hudson master magician – entertainment stage

    Interactive magic shows where you will smile, laugh, and believe in magic again!

  • Saturday, May. 6, 20173:30 PM - 4:15 PM location: Room 101H

    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!

  • Saturday, May. 6, 20173:45 PM - 4:00 PM

    the royal performance company presents princess etiquette academy - kids stage

    Discover your talents and learn the meaning of being a Princess. Truly Magical fun!

  • Saturday, May. 6, 20174:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    7days a capella – entertainment stage

    7Days co-ed a cappella group at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, and is the oldest a cappella group on campus. A group of 19 members that perform original arrangements of popular hits including pop, rock, and alternative.

  • Saturday, May. 6, 20174:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    clement mccrae marionette & puppet show - kids stage

    "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. 6, 20174:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: Room 101D

    j. jonah jameson returns to wizard world minneapolis and he still hates spider-man

    J. Jonah Jameson himself is being flown in from New York on his latest press tour to discuss a variety of topics such as why Spider-Man is a menace, why Spider-Man can’t be trusted, why Spider-Man isn’t a hero, why Spider-Man can’t be trusted and why we would be better off without Spider-Man. Have a differing opinion? That means it’s up to you, the audience, as guest reporters to this press conference to prove it. Square off against a professional character actor to see if you can be the reporter that force’s the Daily Bugle’s editor to announce 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 presented by Karl Brevik, a member of SAG/AFTRA, that has been featured by Marvel.com as this character. Fans of Spider-Man get all the laughs and joy of seeing J. Jonah Jameson in person as he tries to talk his way out of anything thrown his way. Full of audience participation, it’s a mix of a stand up act, a roast, a Q&A and a good old fashioned share of Spider-Man knowledge.

  • Saturday, May. 6, 20174:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    secrets of visual storytelling: top artists draw comics with a distant soil’s colleen doran, star trek’s gordon purcell, tangled’s clinton hobart and mcad’s barbara schulz

    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 Colleen Doran (American Gods; A Distant Soil), Gordon Purcell (Star Trek; Silver Sable), Clinton Hobart (Beauty and the Beast; Tangled) and Barbara Schulz (MCAD professor; The Chronicles of Kalki) 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.

  • Saturday, May. 6, 20174:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: Room 101B

    comic shop talk

    Thor is unworthy and Cap is hailing Hydra!  Batman watches the Watchmen and Supes has a kid!  IllumiNERDi All-Stars, Victor Dandridge and Ryan Ball bring the latest comic news in a spoiler-filled convo that dares to discuss why DC has gone dark and Marvel so controversial!

  • Saturday, May. 6, 20174:00 PM - 5:00 PM location: Auditorium

    john barrowman’s one man show

    You don't want to miss this!

  • Saturday, May. 6, 20174:30 PM - 5:00 PM

    nick sharpe magician – entertainment stage

    A magical success, Nick facilitates audience participation with a twist of comedy, dazzling the multitudes with magic and variety.

  • Saturday, May. 6, 20174:30 PM - 5:00 PM

    the art of marionette by clement mccrae - kids stage

    Come learn the magic of puppetry with toy marionettes.

  • Saturday, May. 6, 20174:30 PM - 5:15 PM location: Room 101H

    intro to cosplay with wizard world cosplay guest hannah eva

    Tips for beginners looking to succeed in the cosplay industry.

  • Saturday, May. 6, 20175:00 PM - 5:15 PM

    royal performance company presents rock ‘em. sock ‘em - kids stage

    No one gets hurt when Super heroes teach Kids Combat techniques.

  • Saturday, May. 6, 20175:00 PM - 5:30 PM

    the minnesota hot dishes presented by uptown swing – entertainment stage

    Uptown Swing presents the Minnesota Hot Dishes, a competitive dance team specializing in Lindy Hop, a type of swing dance from the 1930s. 

  • Saturday, May. 6, 20175:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: Room 101B

    nerd off

    Just because we are all nerds doesn’t mean we are all on the same side or know what the heck we are talking about when it comes to a fandom. During this panel hosted by RealBreakingNate two audience members at a time will debate on which is better and why. For example a single round debate could be between is Batman better than Iron Man or which franchise is better Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter? Has this description already started an argument? Then this is your type of panel. Oh and did I mention…..PRIZES! 

  • Saturday, May. 6, 20175:15 PM - 5:30 PM

    royal performance company – dance to the royal beat - kids stage

    Join your favorite Princesses, Princes, and swashbuckling Pirates for the best Dance Party EVER!

  • Saturday, May. 6, 20175:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: Room 101H

    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. 6, 20175:30 PM - 6:30 PM

    hudson master magician – entertainment stage

    Interactive magic shows where you will smile, laugh, and believe in magic again!

  • Saturday, May. 6, 20176:00 PM - 7:00 PM location: Wizard World Gaming

    1 2 switch!

    Here’s your chance to try out Nintendo’s latest console. Er. Handheld. Um… HYBRID! Go up against a random opponent in 1 2 3 Switch!

  • Saturday, May. 6, 20177:00 PM - 8:00 PM location: Room 101i

    barry bostwick meet & greet

    Ticketed event 

  • Saturday, May. 6, 20177:00 PM - 9:00 PM location: Auditorium

    wizard world costume contest

    Hosted by our very own superheroes Victor Dandridge and Super Kayce, 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!

    Special guest judges Mogchelle, Hannah Eva and Captain K

    Anyone interested in participating can sign-up at the Autograph Sales booth inside the exhibition floor on Saturday. Registration closes at 4PM! We’ll see you there!

    (Recommended for ages 13+)

  • Sunday, May. 7, 20179:00 AM - 10:00 AM location: Room 101H

    church service

    "Shazam! " Shouts Billy Batson and he turns in to Captain Marvel!  Meanwhile ''Kimota'' shouts Mickey Moran and *BOOM* He turns in to Miracle Man! Have you ever wanted a ''Power Word"? A word that is full of power? Join us in our chapel service for a time of music and the word of God was we learn what that ''Power'' word is.

  • Sunday, May. 7, 201710:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    rank and style brass band – entertainment stage

    Rank and Style is ready to get you dancing, smiling, laughing and having a great time. The Twin Cities brass band performs the greatest hit songs of the past six decades.

  • Sunday, May. 7, 201710:00 AM - 12:00 PM location: Wizard World Gaming

    onsite kids tournament registration opens!!

    Calling all little gamers! Here’s your chance to register for the kids gaming tournaments. Please see tournament start times below. For more information, please visit Registration located in the center of the show floor. 

    *Parents must be present at time of registration and during tournament.

    *This Tournament is for ages 12 and under.

    SPACE IS LIMITED AND IS FILLED ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS.

  • Sunday, May. 7, 201710:30 AM - 10:45 AM

    the royal performance company presents princess etiquette academy – kids stage

    Discover your talents and learn the meaning of being a Princess. Truly Magical fun!

  • Sunday, May. 7, 201710:45 AM - 11:00 AM

    royal performance company presents rock ‘em. sock ‘em - kids stage

    No one gets hurt when Super heroes teach Kids Combat techniques.

  • Sunday, May. 7, 201711:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    nick sharpe magician – entertainment stage

    A magical success, Nick facilitates audience participation with a twist of comedy, dazzling the multitudes with magic and variety.

  • Sunday, May. 7, 201711:00 AM - 11:45 AM location: Creative Stage

    what’s under your skirt? (or bodysuit, or costume…with wizard world cosplay guest mogchelle

    Remember when mom told you never leave the house without clean underwear?  Well, this panel is about not leaving your hotel room without proper undergarments for your cosplays!  Learn about various shapewear for women AND men that can help you look extra amazing and seamless in your cosplays!  We’ll talk about everything from proper corsetry to dance belts and any other way you can nip, tuck and boost things while in costume!  Hosted by internationally award winning cosplayer Mogchelle!

  • Sunday, May. 7, 201711:00 AM - 11:45 AM location: Room 101H

    something supernatural

    Comics are about more than humans, mutants and aliens; we've also met other beings. We understand the roles of the physical or natural beings in comics, but what about these spiritual beings? Come join the discussion about the role of angels, demons and other spirits in comic books as well as any patterns we might find.

  • Sunday, May. 7, 201711:00 AM - 12:00 PM location: Wizard World Gaming

    1 2 switch!

    Here’s your chance to try out Nintendo’s latest console. Er. Handheld. Um… HYBRID! Go up against a random opponent in 1 2 3 Switch!

  • Sunday, May. 7, 201711:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    foolish ventures balloon artist ian mott – kids zone (booth 706)

    Stop by Booth 706 located in the Kids Zone for Balloons by Ian Mott. 

  • Sunday, May. 7, 201711:30 AM - 11:45 AM

    the royal performance company presents jedi training and pirate – kids stage

    The Force will be with you and the treasure will be yours when you become an official knight or pirate.

  • Sunday, May. 7, 201711:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    the last gold leaf – entertainment stage

    The Last Gold Leaf is a passionate pop-rock phenomenon. Inspired by singer-songwriters like Sarah Bareilles and John Mayer. A guy, a girl, harmonies and passionate acoustic nerd pop-rock. Does it get any better?

  • Sunday, May. 7, 201711:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: Room 101B

    how to build a geek brand (and get paid!)

    Do you dream of converting your nerd passion into a full-time career but feel overwhelmed with the next steps? Whether writing your first book, becoming a YouTube personality or creating an innovative product/service, the road to success can be a terrifying journey filled with many obstacles and pitfalls. Join geek pros as they help you get started, discover some shortcuts, and inspire you to make an impact in pop culture. Hosted by Tony B Kim.

  • Sunday, May. 7, 201711:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: Room 101D

    a conversation with micky dolenz & peter tork of the monkees

    Moderated by Dave Schrader (Darknessradio.com)

  • Sunday, May. 7, 201711:45 AM - 12:00 PM

    royal performance company – dance to the royal beat - kids stage

    Join your favorite Princesses, Princes, and swashbuckling Pirates for the best Dance Party EVER!

  • Sunday, May. 7, 201712:00 PM - 12:30 PM

    the minnesota hot dishes presented by uptown swing – entertainment stage

    Uptown Swing presents the Minnesota Hot Dishes, a competitive dance team specializing in Lindy Hop, a type of swing dance from the 1930s.  

  • Sunday, May. 7, 201712:00 PM - 12:30 PM

    tricia & the toonies – kids stage

    A unique mixture of great music, colorful puppets and audience interplay delighting families of all ages!

  • Sunday, May. 7, 201712:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: Room 101i

    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. 7, 201712:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    let’s draw muppets and ninja turtles!

    Guy Gilchrist, Jim Henson's Cartoonist  and one of the early 1980s cartoonists of TMNT will teach how youto draw Muppets, Muppet Babies and TMNT....plus some more surprises! bring your pencils and pads! Fun for all ages

  • Sunday, May. 7, 201712:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: Room 101H

    unlocking the superhero in you: the 4 keys to discovery

    Author Sean Jensen shows you how to focus on Courage, Integrity, Purpose & Power, while weaving in lessons from the real-life heroes in his books, elsewhere in the world and, of course, in the comic books and on the big screen!   

  • Sunday, May. 7, 201712:00 PM - 2:00 PM location: Wizard World Gaming

    super smash bros. wii u tournament

    Here comes a new challenger! Our exclusive kids tournament is a 4 player smash free-for-all. Many will enter but only one will be our little champion. Will it be you? 

    *This Tournament is for ages 12 and under.

    *Parents must be present for full length of the tournament

    *Gift Prizes for top 4 placements

  • Sunday, May. 7, 201712:30 PM - 1:00 PM

    7 days acapella – entertainment stage

    7Days co-ed a cappella group at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, and is the oldest a cappella group on campus. A group of 19 members that perform original arrangements of popular hits including pop, rock, and alternative.

  • Sunday, May. 7, 201712:30 PM - 1:00 PM

    nick sharpe magician – kids stage

    A magical success, Nick facilitates audience participation with a twist of comedy, dazzling the multitudes with magic and variety.

  • Sunday, May. 7, 201712:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: Room 101B

    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, May. 7, 201712:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: Room 101D

    a conversation with star trek the next generation’s marina sirtis

    Moderated by Tony B Kim (Crazy4ComicCon)

  • Sunday, May. 7, 20171:00 PM - 1:30 PM

    hudson master magician – entertainment stage

    Interactive magic shows where you will smile, laugh, and believe in magic again!

  • Sunday, May. 7, 20171:00 PM - 1:30 PM

    the royal performance company presents once upon a story time – kids stage

    Help Cinderella, Belle, and Prince Charming tell their stories and Sing Along with your favorite songs

  • Sunday, May. 7, 20171:00 PM - 1:45 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!

  • Sunday, May. 7, 20171:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: Room 101H

    spotlight on ren and stimpy’s bob camp

    Bob Camp is a cartoonist/illustrator, comic book artist, writer, story artist, designer, director and producer. He has worked on many TV series as well as feature films for such studios as Warner Brothers, Fox and Nickelodeon. Bob has been nominated for two Emmys, a Cable Ace award, and an Annie for his work on the Ren and Stimpy animated series. He was an illustrator at Marvel Comics on many comic titles including GI Joe, Crazy Magazine, Marvel Age, Bizarre Adventures, Savage Tales, Conan the Barbarian and The Nam. He has done covers, comics and editorial illustrations for Family Weekly magazine and The National Lampoon. Bob is presently the Storyboard Supervisor on Nickelodeon’s Bubble Guppies and is developing concepts for film, TV, gaming and the Internet. Today, Bob will show and tell all sorts of cool stuff—and will do some drawing right before your eyes! Danny Fingeroth (How to Create Comics From Script to Print) moderates.

  • Sunday, May. 7, 20171:30 PM - 2:00 PM

    victor johnson - entertainment stage

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

  • Sunday, May. 7, 20171:30 PM - 2:00 PM

    the splatter sisters – kids stage

    The Splatter Sisters are a Minnesota favorite in family entertainment. They have been performing for years throughout the Twin Cities and locations in greater Minnesota and Wisconsin. The sassy-folk and jazz-based vocals swing Andrews Sisters style. Their upbeat, interactive act makes them the perfect SHOWBAND FOR FAMILIES!

  • Sunday, May. 7, 20171:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: Room 101D

    a conversation with barry bostwick

    Moderated by Victor Dandridge (Vanatge Inhouse Productions)

  • Sunday, May. 7, 20171:30 PM - 2:30 PM location: Room 101i

    yogaquest presents star trek tos: a narrated yogic adventure!

    Fascinating! The crew of the enterprise are in for more than they bargained for in this narrated yogic adventure! YogaQuest is unlike any yoga class you have experienced before! It is a unique blend of yoga and fan-fiction storytelling. Your quest is guided by a narrator and a certified yoga instructor, as the class embarks on an epic and often ridiculous journey through a popular fandom. Move through the story by following a yoga routine designed to improve strength, balance and flexibility. No previous yoga experience, special clothing, or mats necessary. Pose nerdy with us!

  • Sunday, May. 7, 20171:30 PM - 3:00 PM location: Room 101B

    pokemon game show

    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!

  • Sunday, May. 7, 20172:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    drawing disney with clinton hobart

    Join the fun!

  • Sunday, May. 7, 20172:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: Room 101H

    saturday morning (cartoon) fever and new comics day flu: animation and comics of the ‘70s and ‘80s with he-man’s tom cook and spider-man’s danny fingeroth

    In the 1970s and ‘80s, action-adventure and superhero comics and cartoons were at creative and commercial peaks! Superstar creators—including Jack Kirby, Gil Kane and Steve Gerber—worked in both media. Today, animator Tom Cook, who worked on popular cartoons including Superfriends, He-Man, Thundarr and The Smurfs) and writer-editor Danny Fingeroth (whose comics credits include Spider-Man, the X-Men, Iron Man and The Avengers) discuss what was going on in the parallel worlds of comics and cartoons of the era, their experiences creating characters and stories, and about working with greats such as Hanna, Barbera, Lee, Claremont and Ditko.

  • Sunday, May. 7, 20172:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    wizard world kid’s costume contest - entertainment stage

    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, May. 7, 20172:30 PM - 3:15 PM location: Room 101D

    guardians of the galaxy vol 2 podcast review

    WE ARE GROOT! It’s the weekend of release for our favorite Marvel a-holes in their second installment. Come join geek experts as we do a podcast review, get audience feedback, discuss the impact on the greater MCU and give our final grade for Guardians of the Galaxy 2. Warning, there will be spoilers! This is a must for any Marvel and film fan.

  • Sunday, May. 7, 20173:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    the splatter sisters – kids stage

    The Splatter Sisters are a Minnesota favorite in family entertainment. They have been performing for years throughout the Twin Cities and locations in greater Minnesota and Wisconsin. The sassy-folk and jazz-based vocals swing Andrews Sisters style. Their upbeat, interactive act makes them the perfect SHOWBAND FOR FAMILIES!