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Feb 17, 18, 19 2017

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Past Celebrity Guests

*TALENT SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Marie Avgeropoulos & Cerina Vincent canceled due to a scheduling conflict.

Tatiana Maslany

Tatiana Maslany

Saturday - Sunday
Orphan Black

Tatiana Maslany

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday

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Alan Tudyk

Alan Tudyk

Saturday - Sunday
FireflySerenityRogue One [K-2SO] Wreck It Ralph

Alan Tudyk

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday

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Matthew Lewis

Matthew Lewis

Saturday - Sunday
Harry Potter Franchise [Neville Longbottom]

Matthew Lewis

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday

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John Barrowman

John Barrowman

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

John Barrowman

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday

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Theo Rossi

Theo Rossi

Saturday - Sunday
Luke Cage [Shades]Sons of Anarchy [Juan Carlos "Juice" Ortiz]Cloverfield

Theo Rossi

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday

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WWE® Superstar  Becky Lynch™

WWE® Superstar Becky Lynch™

Sunday (1:00PM - 3:30PM)
WWE® Superstar

WWE® Superstar Becky Lynch™

Celebrity Guests

Sunday (1:00PM - 3:30PM)

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WWE® Superstar AJ Styles™

WWE® Superstar AJ Styles™

Friday (6:00PM - 8:30PM)
WWE® Superstar

WWE® Superstar AJ Styles™

Celebrity Guests

Friday (6:00PM - 8:30PM)

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Nichelle Nichols

Nichelle Nichols

Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Star Trek [Uhura]

Nichelle Nichols

Celebrity Guests

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

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Ryan Hurst

Ryan Hurst

Saturday - Sunday
Sons of AnarchyBates MotelRemember the Titans;Saving Private Ryan

Ryan Hurst

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday

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Dean Cain

Dean Cain

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

Dean Cain

Celebrity Guests

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

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Lou Ferrigno

Lou Ferrigno

Friday, Saturday & Sunday
The Incredible Hulk • The King of Queens • Hercules

Lou Ferrigno

Celebrity Guests

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

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Tasya Teles

Tasya Teles

Saturday - Sunday
The 100 [Echo]Watch Dogs 2 [Sitara]Prison Break

Tasya Teles

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - 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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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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Erik Estrada

Erik Estrada

Friday, Saturday & Sunday
CHiPs [Officer Frank Poncherello]Sealab 2021

Erik Estrada

Celebrity Guests

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

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Larry Wilcox

Larry Wilcox

Friday, Saturday & Sunday
CHiP's [Officer Jon Baker]

Larry Wilcox

Celebrity Guests

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

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Kevin Conroy

Kevin Conroy

Friday - Sunday
Batman: The Animated Series • Justice League • Batman Beyond

Kevin Conroy

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday

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Charles Martinet

Charles Martinet

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

Charles Martinet

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday

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Josh McDermitt

Josh McDermitt

Friday - Sunday
The Walking Dead [Dr. Eugene Porter] • Retired at 35

Josh McDermitt

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday

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Jason Mewes

Jason Mewes

Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Jay and Silent Bob Strike BackClerksClerks IIMallrats

Jason Mewes

Celebrity Guests

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

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Loren Lester

Loren Lester

Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Batman: The Animated Series

Loren Lester

Celebrity Guests

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

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Kato Kaelin

Kato Kaelin


Kato Kaelin

Celebrity Guests

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Montel Williams

Montel Williams


Montel Williams

Celebrity Guests

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Rob Minkoff

Rob Minkoff


Rob Minkoff

Celebrity Guests

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The Hillywood Show

The Hillywood Show

Saturday & Sunday
YouTube

The Hillywood Show

Celebrity Guests

Saturday & Sunday

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Killrkat

Killrkat


Killrkat

Entertainment Guests

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Dan Schaefer

Dan Schaefer

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Dan Schaefer

Artists & Creators

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Guest Info
Stephen Poon

Stephen Poon

Friday - Sunday

Stephen Poon

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

Guest Info
Fred Van Lente

Fred Van Lente

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Fred Van Lente

Artists & Creators

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Guest Info
Aaron Lambert

Aaron Lambert

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Aaron Lambert

Artists & Creators

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Guest Info
Chris 51

Chris 51

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Chris 51

Artists & Creators

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Guest Info
Tayler Howard & Dezra Otto

Tayler Howard & Dezra Otto

Friday - Sunday

Tayler Howard & Dezra Otto

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

Guest Info
Mel Paradise

Mel Paradise

Friday - Sunday

Mel Paradise

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

Guest Info
Kelly Coston

Kelly Coston

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Kelly Coston

Artists & Creators

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Guest Info
Warren Montgomery

Warren Montgomery

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Warren Montgomery

Artists & Creators

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Guest Info
Eric Clements

Eric Clements

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Eric Clements

Artists & Creators

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

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Tim Seeley

Tim Seeley

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Tim Seeley

Artists & Creators

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

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Kai Martin

Kai Martin

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Kai Martin

Artists & Creators

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Guest Info
Josh C. Lyman

Josh C. Lyman

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Josh C. Lyman

Artists & Creators

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Guest Info
Randy Emberlin

Randy Emberlin

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Randy Emberlin

Artists & Creators

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Guest Info
Jason Martin

Jason Martin

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Jason Martin

Artists & Creators

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Guest Info
Geeksterink

Geeksterink

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Geeksterink

Cosplay & Fan Communities

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Guest Info
Albert Nguyen

Albert Nguyen

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Albert Nguyen

Artists & Creators

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Guest Info
Steve Northrop

Steve Northrop

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Steve Northrop

Artists & Creators

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Guest Info
Daniel Parsons

Daniel Parsons

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Daniel Parsons

Artists & Creators

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

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Eli Wolff

Eli Wolff

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Eli Wolff

Artists & Creators

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Guest Info
Bill McKay

Bill McKay

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Bill McKay

Artists & Creators

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Guest Info
Brett Weldele

Brett Weldele

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Brett Weldele

Artists & Creators

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Guest Info
Mark Kistler

Mark Kistler

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Mark Kistler

Artists & Creators

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Guest Info
Marv Wolfman

Marv Wolfman

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Marv Wolfman

Artists & Creators

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Guest Info
Gavin Valentine

Gavin Valentine

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Gavin Valentine

Artists & Creators

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Guest Info
Mike Perkins

Mike Perkins

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Mike Perkins

Artists & Creators

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Guest Info
Keith Tucker

Keith Tucker

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Keith Tucker

Artists & Creators

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Guest Info
Jeremy Wimmer

Jeremy Wimmer

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Jeremy Wimmer

Artists & Creators

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Guest Info
Ben Russel

Ben Russel

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Ben Russel

Artists & Creators

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Guest Info
Danny Fingeroth

Danny Fingeroth

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Danny Fingeroth

Artists & Creators

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Guest Info
Rochelle Heagh Phister

Rochelle Heagh Phister

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Rochelle Heagh Phister

Artists & Creators

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Guest Info
Sajad Shah

Sajad Shah

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Sajad Shah

Artists & Creators

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Guest Info
Stacey Marie Brown

Stacey Marie Brown

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Stacey Marie Brown

Artists & Creators

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Guest Info
Sean Hoade

Sean Hoade

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Sean Hoade

Artists & Creators

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Guest Info
James Silvani

James Silvani

Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Darkwing Duck

James Silvani

Artists & Creators

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Guest Info
Aaron Sparrow

Aaron Sparrow

Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Darkwing Duck

Aaron Sparrow

Artists & Creators

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Guest Info
Alex de Campi

Alex de Campi

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Alex de Campi

Artists & Creators

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Guest Info
Jenny Parks

Jenny Parks

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Jenny Parks

Artists & Creators

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Guest Info
Dailen Ogden

Dailen Ogden

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Dailen Ogden

Artists & Creators

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Guest Info
Jason Metcalf

Jason Metcalf

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Jason Metcalf

Artists & Creators

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

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Simon Fraser

Simon Fraser

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Simon Fraser

Artists & Creators

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Guest Info
Jeremy Clark

Jeremy Clark

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Jeremy Clark

Artists & Creators

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Guest Info
Gavin Smith

Gavin Smith

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Gavin Smith

Artists & Creators

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Guest Info
Angel Egle Wierenga

Angel Egle Wierenga

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Angel Egle Wierenga

Artists & Creators

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Guest Info
Stuart Sayger

Stuart Sayger

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Stuart Sayger

Artists & Creators

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Guest Info
Tom Cook

Tom Cook

Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Masters of the UniverseSmurfs

Tom Cook

Artists & Creators

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Guest Info
Jenny Wang Musetap Studios

Jenny Wang Musetap Studios

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Jenny Wang Musetap Studios

Artists & Creators

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Guest Info
Mostafa Moussa

Mostafa Moussa

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Mostafa Moussa

Artists & Creators

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Guest Info
Phil Ortiz

Phil Ortiz

Friday, Saturday & Sunday
The Simpsons

Phil Ortiz

Artists & Creators

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Guest Info
Colleen Doran

Colleen Doran

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Colleen Doran

Artists & Creators

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Guest Info
Victor Dandridge

Victor Dandridge

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Victor Dandridge

Artists & Creators

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Guest Info
Brit Bliss

Brit Bliss

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Brit Bliss

Cosplay & Fan Communities

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Guest Info
Soni Aralynn

Soni Aralynn

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Soni Aralynn

Cosplay & Fan Communities

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Guest Info
Mogchelle

Mogchelle

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Mogchelle

Cosplay & Fan Communities

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Guest Info
Amy S. Foster

Amy S. Foster

Saturday - Sunday

Amy S. Foster

Artists & Creators

Saturday - Sunday

Guest Info
Richard Kadrey

Richard Kadrey

Saturday - Sunday

Richard Kadrey

Artists & Creators

Saturday - Sunday

Guest Info
Genese Davis

Genese Davis

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Genese Davis

Artists & Creators

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Guest Info
Steve Lieber

Steve Lieber

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Steve Lieber

Artists & Creators

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Guest Info
Julian Lopez

Julian Lopez

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Julian Lopez

Artists & Creators

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Guest Info
Andres Guinaldo

Andres Guinaldo

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Andres Guinaldo

Artists & Creators

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Guest Info
Tom Cook

Tom Cook

Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Masters of the UniverseSmurfs

Tom Cook

Artists & Creators

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Photo Ops Autographs Guest Info
Keith Tucker

Keith Tucker

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Keith Tucker

Artists & Creators

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Guest Info
Mike Perkins

Mike Perkins

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Mike Perkins

Artists & Creators

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Guest Info
Chalk Twins

Chalk Twins

Friday - Sunday

Chalk Twins

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

Photo Ops Autographs Guest Info
David Chelsea

David Chelsea

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

David Chelsea

Artists & Creators

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Guest Info
Eric Clements

Eric Clements

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Eric Clements

Artists & Creators

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Guest Info
Thomas Curtin

Thomas Curtin

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Thomas Curtin

Artists & Creators

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Guest Info
Sean Dietrich

Sean Dietrich

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Sean Dietrich

Artists & Creators

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Guest Info
Thomas Doherty

Thomas Doherty

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Thomas Doherty

Artists & Creators

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Guest Info
Gaming Geare

Gaming Geare

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Gaming Geare

Artists & Creators

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Guest Info
Rodney and Phylicia Lockett

Rodney and Phylicia Lockett

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Rodney and Phylicia Lockett

Artists & Creators

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Guest Info
Shéa MacLeod

Shéa MacLeod

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Shéa MacLeod

Artists & Creators

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Guest Info
Jason Martin

Jason Martin

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Jason Martin

Artists & Creators

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Guest Info
Portland Superheroes Coalition

Portland Superheroes Coalition

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Portland Superheroes Coalition

Cosplay & Fan Communities

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Guest Info
DeLorean Time Machine

DeLorean Time Machine

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

DeLorean Time Machine

Vehicles

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Guest Info
Ella, (aka Baby) The 'Supernatural' Impala

Ella, (aka Baby) The 'Supernatural' Impala

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Ella, (aka Baby) The 'Supernatural' Impala

Vehicles

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Guest Info
Killrkat

Killrkat

Friday - Saturday
DJ

Killrkat

Entertainment Guests

Friday - Saturday

Guest Info
Angela Marie

Angela Marie

Friday - Saturday

Angela Marie

Entertainment Guests

Friday - Saturday

Guest Info
Rebecca Palmer

Rebecca Palmer

Friday

Rebecca Palmer

Entertainment Guests

Friday

Guest Info
Anngela Burt

Anngela Burt

Friday

Anngela Burt

Entertainment Guests

Friday

Guest Info
Morgan Goldberg

Morgan Goldberg

Friday - Saturday

Morgan Goldberg

Entertainment Guests

Friday - Saturday

Guest Info
Erika Ryn

Erika Ryn

Friday - Saturday

Erika Ryn

Entertainment Guests

Friday - Saturday

Guest Info
Spades

Spades

Friday - Saturday

Spades

Entertainment Guests

Friday - Saturday

Guest Info
Rhys Thomas

Rhys Thomas

Saturday

Rhys Thomas

Entertainment Guests

Saturday

Guest Info
Eva

Eva

Saturday

Eva

Entertainment Guests

Saturday

Guest Info
Kendra

Kendra

Sunday

Kendra

Entertainment Guests

Sunday

Guest Info
Charlie Brown

Charlie Brown

Sunday

Charlie Brown

Entertainment Guests

Sunday

Guest Info
Lindi Smith

Lindi Smith


Lindi Smith

Entertainment Guests

Guest Info
Liz Prugh

Liz Prugh


Liz Prugh

Entertainment Guests

Guest Info
Flamebuoyant Productions

Flamebuoyant Productions

Saturday

Flamebuoyant Productions

Entertainment Guests

Saturday

Guest Info
Mariachi Calavera

Mariachi Calavera

Saturday

Mariachi Calavera

Entertainment Guests

Saturday

Guest Info
Jibrizy

Jibrizy

Friday - Sunday

Jibrizy

Entertainment Guests

Friday - Sunday

Guest Info
Adam Wylie

Adam Wylie

Friday - Sunday
Picket FencesJake and the Neverland PiratesSmurfsSmurfs II

Adam Wylie

Entertainment Guests

Friday - Sunday

Guest Info
William Draven

William Draven

Friday - Sunday

William Draven

Entertainment Guests

Friday - Sunday

Guest Info
Naathan Phan

Naathan Phan


Naathan Phan

Entertainment Guests Celebrity Guests

Guest Info
TALENT SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Marie Avgeropoulos & Cerina Vincent canceled due to a scheduling conflict.
  • Friday, Feb. 17, 20175:00 PM - 6:00 PM location: GAMING STAGE

    tekken 7: play a pro!

    Here’s your chance to play the highly anticipated fighting game of 2017, Tekken 7! Go one on one against, TempoRipor TastySteve, and see if you can claim victory!

  • Friday, Feb. 17, 20175:00 PM - 10:00 PM location: WIZARD WORLD GAMING

    onsite tournament registration opens!!

    This is your chance to register for one or ALL of our major e-sports tournaments. Please see tournament start times below. For more information, please visit Registration located in the center of the show floor or check out our website Wizardworldgaming.com

     REGISTRATION CLOSES FRIDAY @ 10:00PM OR WHEN BRACKETS MAX OUT

  • Friday, Feb. 17, 20175:30 PM - 6:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE 1

    masters of illusion

    Magic to blow your mind. Direct from the hit CW Network television series and the acclaimed live touring show.

  • Friday, Feb. 17, 20176:00 PM - 6:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE 1

    rebecca palmer and anngela burt

    Rebecca's act, showcases her grace, flexibility, and strength with acrobatics, dance, and contortion. Angela's act combines acrobatics and hand balancing and will be stacking multiple chairs on which she will flip, balance, and defy gravity.

  • Friday, Feb. 17, 20176:00 PM - 6:30 PM location: ROOM C120

    in the ring with wwe superstar aj styles

    Moderated by Ryan Ball (Wrestlingaudio.com, Figuratively Speaking Podcast)

  • Friday, Feb. 17, 20176:00 PM - 6:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE 2

    morgan goldberg- spinning staff

    Morgan uses her acrobatic and ninja like spinning skills to display magical and powerful bending techniques as Kora from the Avatar.  

  • Friday, Feb. 17, 20176:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE / ARTIST ALLEY

    working with foam

    Working with Foam is a demo/hands on how to work with foam panel. From what types of foams they are, how to work with them, cutting techniques, adhesives, and sealing. We will also explain a few ways to 'fudge' a look with foam and allow people sitting in on the panel to try their hand at the technique. This makes it very intimate and a fun how to.

  • Friday, Feb. 17, 20176:00 PM - 7:00 PM location: GAMING STAGE

    cosplay mystery party games

    Watch on as we pin our Wizard World Cosplayers against each other in a completely random party game of our choosing. Britt Bliss, Mogchelle, Soni Aralynn & Victor Dandridge, will play and learn on the fly to try and come out on top.

  • Friday, Feb. 17, 20176:30 PM - 7:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE 1

    morgan de flame- fire show

    Graceful talent and awe inspiring skills fill the stage as this mortal combat character comes to life wielding fire tools!

  • Friday, Feb. 17, 20176:30 PM - 7:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE 2

    rebecca palmer and anngela burt

    Rebecca's act, showcases her grace, flexibility, and strength with acrobatics, dance, and contortion. Angela's act combines acrobatics and hand balancing and will be stacking multiple chairs on which she will flip, balance, and defy gravity.

  • Friday, Feb. 17, 20177:00 PM - 7:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE 1

    the pdx broadsides in concert!

    Like songs about science? How about Shakespeare, space, Starbucks, and things that don’t start with s? Portland-based nerdband The PDX Broadsides are a musical geek joyride! In addition to releasing a third studio album in 2016, they’ve toured the I5 corridor, performed with nerd music pals The Doubleclicks and Kirby Krackle, and been featured guests at West Coast conventions. From “We Want Rey” to “The Girl Who Couldn’t Even,” they’ll keep you laughing and singing along for the rest of Wizard World!

  • Friday, Feb. 17, 20177:00 PM - 7:45 PM location: ROOM B119

    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, Feb. 17, 20177:00 PM - 7:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE / ARTIST ALLEY

    photography through the perspective of cosplay

    Photography through the perspective of cosplay; presented by cosplayer Hogyoku Cosplay, photographer Shannon Duffy and cosplayer and photographer Princess Light Cosplay. This panel explores cosplay and photography from the perspective of cosplayers and photographers. We talk about how it differs from other industries, how to meet photographers, what trades vs rates look like, and a bit on copyright and posing. Join us for a panel that will enhance your convention, cosplay and photography experiences from today forward.

  • Friday, Feb. 17, 20177:00 PM - 7:45 PM location: ROOM C120)

    getting respect: comics go to college with dark horse’s diana schutz, too much coffee man’s shannon wheeler, psu’s susan kirtley, psu’s jon holt & pcc’s kristin bryant

    Comics and graphic novels have come into their own as subjects worthy of—indeed, demanding—attention from academia. Historians and cultural theorists teach courses, hold conferences, and publish books on various aspects of sequential art, and colleges and universities teach courses in comics as literature and social history as well as how to make them. Here, to give an overview of various ideas about and approaches to comics studies are a cross-section of comics scholars and teachers, including: Diana Schutz (former Dark Horse executive editor; instructor at Portland State University), Shannon Wheeler (creator of Too Much Coffee Man,and instructor at PSU), Susan Kirtley (Director of Rhetoric and Composition at PSU; author of Lynda Barry: Girlhood Through the Looking Glass), Jon Holt (associate professor of Japanese literature and manga, PSU) and Kristin Bryant (Instructor at PCC). The panel is moderated by Danny Fingeroth (Superman on the Couch; Disguised as Clark Kent).

  • Friday, Feb. 17, 20177:00 PM - 7:45 PM location: GAMING STAGE

    game development: career secrets revealed

    Video games have created innovative careers with their unique design and development process. From artwork and programming to marketing, promotion, pro-gaming and entertaining, this panel will unveil unique sides to the video game industry. Hear from special guest speakers Genese Davis (The Holder's Dominion), Brian Jamison (Jumpdrive Studios) and Randall Janson (Gun) about the game creation process, what questions developers ask, and what key ingredients they pour into each segment of game design and game play. Find out what brings it all together and the career possibilities in the video game industry.

  • Friday, Feb. 17, 20177:30 PM - 8:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE 1

    masters of illusion

    Magic to blow your mind. Direct from the hit CW Network television series and the acclaimed live touring show.

  • Friday, Feb. 17, 20177:30 PM - 8:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE 2

    erika ryn vivacious fusion belly dancer

    Her passion for storytelling inspires her unique theatrical performances.

  • Friday, Feb. 17, 20177:30 PM - 8:15 PM location: ROOM B119

    gods and monsters: h.p. lovecraft's horrifying creatures

    From Cthulhu to Yog-Sothoth, from Dagon to the Elder Race. the work of H.P. Lovecraft and his circle wrote about, swapped, and adapted one another's inhuman creations. What were the best? The silliest? The scariest? Audience participation welcome!

  • Friday, Feb. 17, 20178:00 PM - 8:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE 1

    spades

    JEDI ENTERTAINMENT

  • Friday, Feb. 17, 20178:00 PM - 8:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE / ARTIST ALLEY

    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, Feb. 17, 20178:00 PM - 8:45 PM location: ROOM C120

    spotlight on marv wolfman: crisis on infinite earths, blade, teen titans and beyond!

    Marv Wolfman has created more characters that have gone on to television, animation, movies and toys than any other comics creator since Stan Lee. Marv is the writer-creator of Blade, the Vampire Hunter, which has been turned into three hit movies starring Wesley Snipes, as well as a TV series. Marv was the co-creator of the New Teen Titans comics series, which became a runaway hit show on the Cartoon Network. Marv has also been Editor-in-Chief at Marvel Comics, senior editor at DC Comics and founding editor of Disney Adventures magazine. While at Marvel, Wolfman wrote lengthy runs of Amazing Spider-Man, Fantastic Four and Doctor Strange. His best-received work was The Tomb of Dracula, a fledgling horror comic which Wolfman turned into a rich, complex piece of high gothic, well matched with the moody penciling of Gene Colan. Taking Bram Stoker's basic story, Wolfman created his own vampire mythology and introduced a set of new characters, including Blade. Marv will be interviewed by former Marvel editor Danny Fingeroth (Darkhawk; Deadly Foes of Spider-Man).

  • Friday, Feb. 17, 20178:00 PM - 10:00 PM location: GAMING STAGE

    overwatch! portland vs the world!

    Who will answer the call? We need you, the audience, to build a team of 6 and challenge the online masses. Gather your friends, family or partner with total strangers and see if you can work together and win!

  • Friday, Feb. 17, 20178:00 PM - 10:00 PM location: TIPSY WIZARD - ROOM B114

    creator pro am: artists challenge

    All artist and writers are invited to come and compete in this live drawing and writing competition! Scenarios and scenes will be described to the artist and writers, where you will have 1 hour to compete. Stay through to the end where one writer and one artist will be selected to win amazing prizes, including some from Vantage:lnhouse Productions and U Cre-8 Comics. Hosted by Victor Dandridge

  • Friday, Feb. 17, 20178:30 PM - 9:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE 2

    masters of illusion

    Magic to blow your mind. Direct from the hit CW Network television series and the acclaimed live touring show.

  • Friday, Feb. 17, 20178:30 PM - 9:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE 1

    morgan goldberg - led show

    Morgan uses her acrobatic and ninja like spinning skills to display magical and powerful bending techniques as Kora from the Avatar. 

  • Friday, Feb. 17, 20178:30 PM - 9:15 PM location: ROOM B119

    game of fandom: a ‘game of thrones’ fan experience

    Join Liz and Lindi, creators of PureFandom.com, to talk about the latest in the land of Westeros. Get your #GoT fix in during this hell-atus by getting a chance to win some awesome ‘Game of Thrones' swag and prizes and talk expert theories. Dragons allowed. Follow @Pure_Fandom on Twitter and Instagram to get a sneak peek of prizes!

  • Friday, Feb. 17, 20179:00 PM - 9:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE 1

    erika ryn & spades - duo fire act

    Ecstatic Fire offers innovative fire performances in the Pacific Northwest. Combining Spade's zeal for object manipulation and juggling and Erika Ryn's passion for dance and choreography, they are sure to excite and enthrall audiences of all ages!

  • Friday, Feb. 17, 20179:00 PM - 9:45 PM location: ROOM C120

    sexuality in geek culture

    From the way female superheroes and supervillains are scantily dressed to more subtle symbolism hidden within various works, sex and sexuality are everywhere in geek culture. Join writer Morgan Loverro, Robbie Abbotts and guests as they cover a vast array of topics ranging from gender stereotypes, symbolism in science fiction and horror genres, the need for more diverse sexual narratives in different media forms, and much more!

  • Friday, Feb. 17, 201710:00 PM - 12:00 AM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE 1

    wizard world presents: kick off the con

    Join us for the official Wizard World Portland Kick Off The Con Launch Party on Friday February 17th from 10-12am at the Convention Center inside Hall B. Featuring performances by DJ duo KILLRKAT and Angela Marie Grinder Goddess as Kitty Blaze. Admission is FREE with your Wizard World Comic Con wristband. Proof of Wizard World admission required for entry. Come dance the night away to top EDM hits! 

  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 201710:30 AM - 11:00 AM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE 1

    belly dancer eva

    Portland Belly Dancer Eva fell in love with the dance when she took her first class in the year 2000. The captivating music and feminine movements of belly dance propelled  her into a life long love of this beautiful art form.  Now she is a well known professional belly dancer who performs regularly in the Portland, Oregon area and beyond.

  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 201710:30 AM - 11:00 AM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE 2

    masters of illusion

    Magic to blow your mind. Direct from the hit CW Network television series and the acclaimed live touring show.

  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 201710:45 AM - 11:30 PM location: MAIN STAGE

    back at hogwarts: a conversation with matthew lewis

    Moderated by Liz Prugh (PureFandom.com and Entertainment Weekly)

  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 201711:00 AM - 11:30 AM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE 1

    duet fire show

    Performed by Michael Connolly and Shireen Press

  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 201711:00 AM - 11:30 AM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE 2

    shaggy & the rabbitt

    Performed by Cassie McKenney (white rabbit) on the hoops and Nate “Scramble” Hughes (Shaggy) juggling.

  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 201711:00 AM - 11:45 AM location: ROOM B110

    unbreakable skin?: how to critique creations of color without sounding…you know

    As diversity continues to be a hot button issue, the spotlight on minority-rich content is at a pop cultural high.  But is it all good and can YOU question its execution without sounding...well...you know?  Join self-publishing author and comic culture enthusiast, Victor Dandridge in a light-hearted convo on aesthetics, intent and good taste!

  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 201711:00 AM - 12:00 PM location: GAMING STAGE

    super smash bros. for wii u – tournament pools

    Brought to you by popular demand, it’s Wizard World Gaming’s, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Tournament! The smash community will make noise as they play for glory and the prize pool of $2,000!

  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 201711:00 AM - 12:00 PM location: BOOTH 813

    mask making workshop for kids

    Come and create your own mask to take home. Free for attendees. All kids are welcome!!

  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 201711:00 AM - 1:00 PM location: ROOM C125

    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)

    Purchase workshop tickets here!

  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 201711:30 AM - 12:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE 1

    shaggy & the rabbitt

    Performed by Cassie McKenney (white rabbit) on the hoops and Nate “Scramble” Hughes (Shaggy) juggling.

  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 201711:30 AM - 12:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE 2

    belly dancer eva

    Portland Belly Dancer Eva fell in love with the dance when she took her first class in the year 2000. The captivating music and feminine movements of belly dance propelled  her into a life long love of this beautiful art form.  Now she is a well known professional belly dancer who performs regularly in the Portland, Oregon area and beyond.

  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 201711:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: ROOM C120

    press start: unleash your power of geek

    With present-day experience and resources that relate directly to fans making the professional transition into geek industries, Press Start: Unleash Your Geek examines the four major branches of geekery (and how to work in them): film/TV, books/comics, social media/youtube, and gaming. We have step-by-step guides for our audience, making that jump from inspiration to action. The panel is designed specifically for the audience to walk out of the presentation ready to Press Start.

  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 201711:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: ROOM C123

    capes & baskets: what fairy tales can teach us about superheroes

    Everywhere you look, in every form of pop culture, at the movies, on broadcast TV, and on Netflix, everything's coming up superheroes. Storytelling has always been about explaining the world; it is how humankind reaches out and understands that the struggles we face are often shared experiences. How does our current fascination with superheroes relate to storytelling approaches of the past? Can fairy tales and morality tales help us understand the current fascination with superheroes? Come listen to an enlivening discussion about how everything old is new again and superpowered to boot.

  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 201711:45 AM - 12:30 PM location: MAIN STAGE

    secrets of the clone club: a conversation with tatiana maslany

    Moderated by Lindi Smith (PureFandom.com and Entertainment Weekly)

  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 201712:00 PM - 12:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE 1

    masters of illusion

    Magic to blow your mind. Direct from the hit CW Network television series and the acclaimed live touring show.

  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 201712:00 PM - 12:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE 2

    celebrity storytelling with lou ferrigno and barry bostwick- kids programming

    Kids and families come join us by listening to your favorite stories with our friends Lou Ferrigno, The Incredible Hulk and Barry Bostwick from The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 201712:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE / ARTIST ALLEY

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

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

  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 201712:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: ROOM B119

    super mario bros. the movie - the weirdest video game movie ever

    The Super Mario Bros. video games are loved worldwide, but what about the Super Mario Bros. The Movie from 1993? Why does it feel like Blade Runner for kids? What's with all the cleavage? And, most importantly, why does Luigi lack a mustache? This humorous look at a modern live-action classic points out the game references, what the movie gets right and wrong, and much more! As Luigi says, "Trust the Fungus."

  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 201712:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: ROOM B110

    the road to publishing

    Discuss the in's and out's of publishing with four unique authors. From query letters to twitter pitch parties, blog tours to marketing, we'll be talking publishing from the last key typed in a manuscript to what comes after a book is published.

  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 201712:00 PM - 2:00 PM location: KIDS ZONE BOOTH 813

    face painting and balloon animals

    FREE face painting from 12-1pm and balloon animals from 1-2pm located at the Dragon Theater booth inside the kids zone. 

  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 201712:30 PM - 1:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE 1

    rebecca palmer and anngela burt

    Rebecca's act, showcases her grace, flexibility, and strength with acrobatics, dance, and contortion. Angela's act combines acrobatics and hand balancing and will be stacking multiple chairs on which she will flip, balance, and defy gravity.

  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 201712:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: ROOM C120

    from concept to contract: discover publishing and creative career secrets

    How do you open the door that leads to a professional creative career? How do you wrangle a contract? From novelist to professional author, musician to pro composer, and writer to screenwriter... All of these have a common thread that weave a career path. Find out what really makes a page-turning story so gripping and what agents and publishers are looking for during this dynamic discussion! Genese Davis (The Holder's Dominion) Gina Fluharty (Banshee's Bite) and Cindy Brown (Ivy Meadows) divulge how to best navigate the often confusing waters of the writing and publishing world. Panelists will share their insider experiences for their genres including tips and tricks for creating stories that captivate!

  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 201712:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: ROOM C123

    300,000 clicks of a camera: how laika makes an animated film

    Join LAIKA's Mark Shapiro as he takes us on an animated journey through a history of the studio's four Oscar-nominated animated films, from Coraline (2009) to Kubo and the Two Strings (2016).  Q&A to follow.  Recommended for all animation lovers, ages 9 and up.

  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 201712:30 PM - 1:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE 2

    the homegrown heroes puppet show - kids programming

    Dragon Theater Puppets and Princesses presents an interactive theater experience for all kids and families. A villain known as "The Bad Idea" has a bad idea. He wants to stop the world from having creative minds. However, a band of home grown heroes created by a green thumb loving scientist. They team up to fight back. The heroes must work as a together to stop him!

  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 201712:45 PM - 1:30 PM location: MAIN STAGE

    conman: a conversation with alan tudyk

    Moderated by Victor Dandridge (Vantage lnhouse Productions

  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 20171:00 PM - 1:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE 1

    magical feats

    Nick Carter and Morgan Goldberg will perform broom tricks and crystal.

  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 20171:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: GAMING STAGE

    behind the voice of nintendo’s mario: charles martinet

    Join the CONversation!

  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 20171:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: ROOM B119

    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, Feb. 18, 20171:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: ROOM B110

    depression lies!: mental health and your con experience

    Join mother daughter duo, Dr. Beth Murphy and Arielle (Air Bubbles Cosplay) as they touch on the tough topic of Mental Health and how it can affect the things we love most. Arielle will share her personal experiences with depression and anxiety and how Cosplay has greatly helped while Dr. Beth will delve into the more technical side of things and how we can help each other.

  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 20171:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE / ARTIST ALLEY

    the creative mind: top artists draw comics with sandman’s colleen doran, dr. who’s simon fraser, powers’ michael avon oeming & spider-man’s randy emberlin

    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 (A Distant Soil; Sandman), Simon Fraser (Dr. Who; Judge Dredd)Michael Avon Oeming (Powers; The Mice Templar) and Randy Emberlin (Spider-Man; Dr. Strange) 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, Feb. 18, 20171:00 PM - 2:00 PM location: GAMING STAGE

    cosplay mystery party games

    Watch on as we pin our Wizard World Cosplayers against each other in a completely random party game of our choosing. Britt Bliss, Mogchelle, Soni Aralynn & Victor Dandridge, will play and learn on the fly to try and come out on top.

  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 20171:30 PM - 2:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE 1

    rhys thomas, comedy juggling

    This show features interactive comedy and high level circus tricks.

  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 20171:30 PM - 2:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE 2

    masters of illusion- kids magic demo

    Masters of Illusion magician Naathan Phan shares his tricks at Wizard World. All kids are welcome to join the magic!!!

  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 20171:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: ROOM C123

    secret stash: a conversation with jason mewes

    Join the CONversation! 

  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 20171:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: ROOM C120

    the magic wheelchair

    Magic Wheelchair is a nonprofit organization that makes epic costumes for children in wheelchairs. Our vision is to put a smile on the face of every child in a wheelchair by transforming their wheelchairs into awesomeness created by our hands and their imaginations. Our mission is to give kids in wheelchairs an unforgettable experience by creating custom costumes for them at no expense to their families.

  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 20171:45 PM - 2:30 PM location: MAIN STAGE

    behind the scenes with the lion king director: rob minkoff

    Moderated by Victor Dandridge (Vantage lnhouse Productions)

  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 20172:00 PM - 2:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE 2

    magical feats

    Nick Carter and Morgan Goldberg will perform broom tricks and crystal.

  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 20172:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: ROOM B119

    building the scene: step-by-step instructions for creating fantastic fiction

    Once you have an outline and understand who your characters are and why they do what they do, you're ready to get writing. In seminar, novelist and fiction coach Sean Hoade takes you through building a scene, spinning the web that connects it to the next scene, and then writing the next scene—all the way to a finished first draft of your novel. Step by step, you will bring your dream to life.

  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 20172:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE / ARTIST ALLEY

    creating a new cosplay vision with wizard world cosplay guest soni aralynn

    Wanting to make something and not sure where to start? Join cosplay guest Soni Aralynn as she explains how and when to use materials like EVA foam, worbla, spandex, sintra and more. Bring a pen, because there will be a handout given that highlights all the materials discussed during class.

  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 20172:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE 1

    wizard world kid’s costume contest

    Calling all kids ages 13 and under to come out and strut your stuff at the Wizard World Comic Con Kids Costume Contest! You won’t want to miss this Kodak moment packed with a whole lot of fun, laughs and prizes for all participants! (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, Feb. 18, 20172:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: ROOM B110

    a star wars fan experience: all ages welcome!

    A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, Liz and Lindi, creators ofPureFandom.com, decided they were going to put on the ultimate Star Wars fan experience. Join the two best friends and uber-fans as they give away Star Wars prizes and swag, plus discuss their insane theories with you on who they believe Rey’s parents are, what to expect in Episode VIII, and more. Follow @Pure_Fandom on Twitter and Instagram to get a sneak peek of prizes!

  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 20172:00 PM - 3:00 PM location: GAMING STAGE

    tekken 7: fated retribution – tournament pools

    Wizard World Gaming brings back the exclusive Tekken 7 Tournament! Take on the challenge and see if you have what it takes to come out on top! Many will enter but only one can claim victory and walk away champion! $3,000 prize pool is on the line.

  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 20172:00 PM - 3:00 PM location: BOOTH 813

    super hero mask making workshop for kids

    Come and create your own super hero mask to take home. Free for attendees. All kids are welcome!!

  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 20172:00 PM - 4:00 PM location: ROOM C125

    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)

    Purchase workshop tickets here!

  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 20172:30 PM - 3:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE 2

    rhys thomas, comedy juggling

    This show features interactive comedy and high level circus tricks.

  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 20172:30 PM - 3:15 PM location: ROOM C123

    wizard world presents: the hillywood show

    Join the CONversation!

  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 20172:30 PM - 3:15 PM location: ROOM C120

    indy comics creators power hour with powers’ michael avon oeming, a distant soil’s colleen doran, the fix’s steve lieber & too much coffee man’s shannon wheeler

    The model of comics creators tethered to one or two major publishers, working on adventures of corporately-owned characters is no longer the only game in town. Many of the top talents in comics work either exclusively on their own material, while others work both sides of the street, alternating independent work with mainstream assignments done in their own distinctive styles. speaking about how they have forged their own paths (and maybe reading from their work), are some of the most distinctive creators in comics today: Michael Avon Oeming (Powers; The Mice Templar ), Colleen Doran (A Distant Soil; The Vampire Diaries), Steve Lieber (The Fix; Superior Foes of Spider-Man), and Shannon Wheeler (Too Much Coffee Man; The New Yorker magazine). The panel is moderated by Danny Fingeroth (The Rough Guide to Graphic Novels; Studs Terkel’s Working).

  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 20172:45 PM - 3:45 PM location: Main Stage

    a conversation with john barrowman

    Join the CONversation!

  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 20173:00 PM - 3:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE 1

    mariachi calavera

    Mariachi Calavera sets the standard for professionalism and reliability, determined to deliver the very best in mariachi entertainment that only years of performing can bring!

  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 20173:00 PM - 3:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE 2

    masters of illusion

    Magic to blow your mind. Direct from the hit CW Network television series and the acclaimed live touring show.

  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 20173:00 PM - 3:30 PM location: KIDS ZONE BOOTH 924

    kids chalk demo-hosted by chalk twins

    Chalk Twins- Devon and Lexi Fulmer, professional chalk artists host a hands-on chalk lesson for kids to learn the basics of chalk art and create their own piece. Free to attendees. Space is limited.

  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 20173:00 PM - 3:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE / ARTIST ALLEY

    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, Feb. 18, 20173:00 PM - 3:45 PM location: ROOM B119

    the villain’s story: creating the perfect antagonist

    Join this panel on villains versus villains! What makes a great monster or just plain psycho-antagonist? Creators divulge how they create fantastic villains and which characters claim the best villain award. Why do some win our hearts while others creep us out? Genese Davis (The Holder's Dominion), Shea Macleod (Dragon Wars; Sunwalker Saga), Richard Kadrey (The Wrong Dead Guy) and Brian Jamison (Jumpdrive Studios) will share their perspectives and creative process including what key ingredients they focus on when creating vicious characters. Don't miss this thrilling discussion.

  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 20173:30 PM - 4:15 PM location: ROOM C123

    a conversation with chip's erik estrada and larry wilcox

    Moderated by Liz Prugh (PureFandom.com and Entertainment Weekly)

  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 20173:30 PM - 4:15 PM location: ROOM C120

    back on earth: a conversation with the 100's tasya teles

    Moderated by Lindi Smith (PureFandom.com and Entertainment Weekly)

  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 20173:30 PM - 4:15 PM location: (ENTERTAINMENT STAGE 1)

    a conversation with montel williams

    Join the CONversation!

  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 20174:00 PM - 4:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE 1

    angela marie & dj schlaut

    Angela Marie & DJ Schlaut put on an electrifying performance with giant shooting sparks and Fantasy/Sci-fi/Comic based Remixes and Mash-ups. 

  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 20174:00 PM - 4:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE 2

    titans & tombs

    Josie Marks-McQuade (Mikasa Ackerman) juggling and Allie Thomas (Lara Croft) on the hoops.

  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 20174:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: ROOM B110

    black butler: the rival between nobles

    A panel that examines the rivalry between Alois Trancy and Ciel Phantomhive. Includes Q&A, a quiz with possible prizes, lip-sync battle, and madlib! Plenty of bratty banter, and shipping to go around!

  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 20174:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: MAIN STAGE

    wizard world concert: performed by world of warcraft composer jason hayes and video game band "critical hit"

    Wizard World is proud to present an electrifying live concert of music from the most celebrated video games of all time! Embark on a rediscovery of timeless pieces from The Legend of Zelda. Final Fantasy, World of Warcraft, Super Mario. Kingdom Hearts. Metal Gear Solid. Tetris, Pokemon, Halo, Mega Man, Sonic the Hedgehog, and more! Featuring Jason Hayes, lead composer on the original release of World of Warcraft, Critical Hit's award-winning musicians record for top-grossing video games. movies. and TV shows and perform live at the The Emmy's, Cirque Du Soleil, American Idol. and symphony orchestras worldwide.

  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 20174:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE / ARTIST ALLEY

    working with worbla

    Join Arielle from Air Bubbles Cosplay and friends as they delve deep into the world of thermoplastics. This panel will focus mainly on the many different types of worbla that are out there and how they differ from other thermoplastics. We will cover the pros and cons on the material as well as different methods on how you can turn your dream armor into a reality!

  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 20174:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: ROOM B119

    back to the future: adventures in a delorean time machines

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

  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 20174:30 PM - 5:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE 1

    masters of illusion

    Magic to blow your mind. Direct from the hit CW Network television series and the acclaimed live touring show.

  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 20174:30 PM - 5:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE 2

    morgan goldberg- spinning staff

    Morgan uses her acrobatic and ninja like spinning skills to display magical and powerful bending techniques as Kora from the Avatar.

  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 20174:30 PM - 5:15 PM location: ROOM C120

    answer this! trivia game show

    Are you a geek culture expert? Now is your chance to prove it! Answer This! is a real, live game show. Come be a contestant or watch from the audience as we find out who knows their stuff. Did we mention there will be special guests? Oh, well, there will be special guests! And prizes! We can’t forget about the prizes! Prizes will be given out to both contestants and the audience for correct answers!

  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 20174:30 PM - 5:15 PM location: ROOM C123

    a conversation with dean cain

    Moderated by Liz Prugh (PureFandom.com and Entertainment Weekly)

  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 20175:00 PM - 5:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE 1

    titans & tombs

    Josie Marks-McQuade (Mikasa Ackerman) juggling and Allie Thomas (Lara Croft) on the hoops.

  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 20175:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE / ARTIST ALLEY

    darkwing duck returns

    Let's get dangerous! It's been just over 25 years since Disney's Darkwing Duck debuted, becoming a cornerstone of the Disney Afternoon television lineup! Join Darkwing comic creators Aaron Sparrow and James Silvani to discuss how these characters continue to endure, and what could be next for the masked mallard!

  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 20175:00 PM - 6:00 PM location: GAMING STAGE

    street fighter v – tournament pools

    Who will RISE UP and become our Street Fighter V Champion? With $2,000 of fight money on the line, this tournament is sure to be the challenge you’ve been looking for.

  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 20175:30 PM - 6:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE 1

    morgan de flame- fire show

    Graceful talent and awe inspiring skills fill the stage as this mortal combat character comes to life wielding fire tools!

  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 20175:30 PM - 7:00 PM location: MAIN STAGE

    wizard world costume contest

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

  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 20176:00 PM - 6:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE 2

    masters of illusion

    Magic to blow your mind. Direct from the hit CW Network television series and the acclaimed live touring show.

  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 20176:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE / ARTIST ALLEY

    designing comic covers with gavin smith

    Rising star artist, Gavin Smith (Accelerators/ Human City) shows his process for designing and illustrating dynamic comic book covers -- from concepts to compositions!

  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 20176:30 PM - 7:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE 2

    morgan goldberg-spinning staff

    Morgan uses her acrobatic and ninja like spinning skills to display magical and powerful bending techniques as Kora from the Avatar.  

  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 20177:00 PM - 7:45 PM location: TIPSY WIZARD - ROOM C123

    nerd out with pure fandom: it’s time for geek trivia!

    Join Liz and Lindi, creators ofPureFandom.com for a round of geek trivia in the XP Lounge. They'll be giving away prizes for winners, including a free comic con day pass and swag from your favorite fandoms like 'Doctor Who', 'Game of Thrones', 'The Walking Dead', and more. No need to be a geek expert, this is for geeks of all types. Follow them on Twitter and Instagram @Pure_Fandom for a sneak peek at prizes!

  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 20177:00 PM - 8:00 PM location: GAMING STAGE

    jay mewes strikes back!

    Jason Mewes is in the house and he’s kicking ass and taking names! Want a chance to “snootchie bootchie” the competition? Take on the challenge at the gaming stage!

  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 20177:00 PM - 10:00 PM location: MAIN STAGE

    rocky horror pictures show extravaganza

    A Wizard World Portland Special Event: Rocky Horror Picture Show Extravaganza! Doors open at 7 pm. 

    (Must Purchase Separate Ticket to the Event)

    Purchase extravaganza tickets here!

  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 20178:00 PM - 8:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE 2

    erika ryn vivacious fusion belly dancer

    Her passion for storytelling inspires her unique theatrical performances

  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 20178:00 PM - 9:00 PM location: GAMING STAGE

    super smash bros. for wii u – top 8 finals

    We’ve smashed to our final 8. Who has what it takes to be the Wizard World Gaming, Portland Smash Bros. Champion

  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 20178:30 PM - 9:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE 1

    spades

    Jedi entertainment with fire!

  • Saturday, Feb. 18, 201710:00 PM - 12:00 AM location: HALL B ENTERTAINMENT STAGE 1

    official wizard world after party

    Just because the show floor is closed doesn't mean the party skips a beat! Don't miss the hottest event of the Wizard World weekend! Head on over to the Official Wizard World After Party hosted by Kato Kaelinwith performances by DJ KillrkatAngela MariePurrfect Angelz Dance Troupe and more!

  • Sunday, Feb. 19, 201710:30 AM - 11:00 AM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE 1

    belly dancer kendra

    Kendra’s dancing reflects serious study of Egyptian dance technique, Arabic rhythm, sagat, and folkloric dances from Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Turkey.

  • Sunday, Feb. 19, 201710:30 AM - 11:00 AM location: BOOTH 924

    kids chalk demo- hosted by chalk twins

    Chalk Twins- Devon and Lexi Fulmer, professional chalk artists host a hands-on chalk lesson for kids to learn the basics of chalk art and create their own piece. Free to attendees. Space is limited.

  • Sunday, Feb. 19, 201710:30 AM - 11:00 AM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE 2

    masters of illusion

    Magic to blow your mind. Direct from the hit CW Network television series and the acclaimed live touring show.

  • Sunday, Feb. 19, 201710:30 AM - 11:30 AM location: GAMING STAGE

    mystery party games

    Watch on as we pin our Wizard World Cosplayers against each other in a completely random party game of our choosing. Britt Bliss, Soni AralynnSajam & TemoRip, will play and learn on the fly to try and come out on top.

  • Sunday, Feb. 19, 201711:00 AM - 11:30 AM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE 2

    kid's hip - hop dance lesson

    Come bust a move with Lisa Ligon, Director of the Purrfect Angelz for a FREE hip-hop dance lesson. All kid's are welcome to participate!!

  • Sunday, Feb. 19, 201711:00 AM - 11:30 AM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE 1

    wizard world acoustic concert: performed by world of warcraft composer jason hayes and video game band "critical hit"

    Wizard World is proud to present an electrifying live acoustic concert of music from the most celebrated video games of all time! Embark on a rediscovery of timeless pieces from The Legend of Zelda. Final Fantasy, World of Warcraft, Super Mario. Kingdom Hearts. Metal Gear Solid. Tetris, Pokemon, Halo, Mega Man, Sonic the Hedgehog, and more! Featuring Jason Hayes, lead composer on the original release of World of Warcraft, Critical Hit's award-winning musicians record for top-grossing video games. movies. and TV shows and perform live at the The Emmy's, Cirque Du Soleil, American Idol. and symphony orchestras worldwide. 

  • Sunday, Feb. 19, 201711:00 AM - 11:45 AM location: CREATIVE STAGE / ARTIST ALLEY

    the art of pepakura with wizard world cosplay guest mogchelle

    The art of armor/prop making, but with paper?  Learn what is pepakura, what software to use, what materials to get, how to assemble it, finishing tips and more!  Join this interactive Q&A with internationally award winning cosplayer Mogchelle on the art of pepakura!

  • Sunday, Feb. 19, 201711:00 AM - 11:45 AM location: ROOM C123

    a conversation with charisma carpenter

    Moderated by Lindi Smith (PureFandom.com and Entertainment Weekly)

  • Sunday, Feb. 19, 201711:00 AM - 12:00 PM location: BOOTH 813

    mask making workshop for kids

    Come and create your own mask to take home. Free for attendees. All kids are welcome!!

  • Sunday, Feb. 19, 201711:00 AM - 11:45 PM location: ROOM B119

    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, Feb. 19, 201711:30 AM - 12:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE 1

    masters of illusion

    Magic to blow your mind. Direct from the hit CW Network television series and the acclaimed live touring show.

  • Sunday, Feb. 19, 201711:30 AM - 12:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE 2

    belly dancer kendra

    Kendra’s dancing reflects serious study of Egyptian dance technique, Arabic rhythm, sagat, and folkloric dances from Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Turkey.

  • Sunday, Feb. 19, 201711:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: ROOM C120

    wonder women: creators braving the way

    From Jane Eyre and Little Women to Hunger Games, Star Wars Rogue One, Wonder Woman, and Orange is the New Black... Women leads and female heroes have spurred many discussions! What have creators fought for in the past for their women title characters and what key ingredients do creators pour into their female leads today? Hear from Genese Davis (The Holder's Dominion), Lori L. Lake (The Public Eye Mystery Series) Amy S. Foster (The Rift Uprising) ) and Megan Kruse (Call Me Home) as they share their creation process for women heroes, what they think about when creating a female lead or collaborating on women superheroes, and what they foresee happening to female heroes in the future.

  • Sunday, Feb. 19, 201711:30 AM - 1:30 PM location: GAMING STAGE

    street fighter v – top 8 finals

    It’s been a long tournament, but now only 8 remain. The finalist continue for their chance at $2,000 cash and the title of Wizard World Gaming Street Fighter V Champion!

  • Sunday, Feb. 19, 201712:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE 1

    a conversation with montel williams

    Join the CONversation!

  • Sunday, Feb. 19, 201712:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: ROOM B119

    ​with great power comes great responsibility

    Super powers come in all forms, join a super team of geeks who use their real life skills and abilities to impact the world around them. These artists, fundraisers, politicians, and more all seek to leverage their real-life super powers for good. If you're interested in changing the world for the better and could use some advice, tips, or inspiration - this is the panel for you.

  • Sunday, Feb. 19, 201712:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE / ARTIST ALLEY

    armor patterning

    How to pattern armor for cosplay using Thermo Plastics, Leather and Metal. Using different materials to make blanks, base patterns and how these things incorporate into your final construction and design. Join Ulfgar Cosplay as he talks about how to start and where you might find the materials to start building truly epic costumes!

  • Sunday, Feb. 19, 201712:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: ROOM C123

    samcro rides again with theo rossi and ryan hurst

    Moderated by Victor Dandridge (Vantage lnhouse Productions)

  • Sunday, Feb. 19, 201712:00 PM - 1:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE 2

    the homegrown heroes puppet show - kids programming

    Dragon Theater Puppets and Princesses presents an interactive theater experience for all kids and families. A villian known as "The Bad Idea" has a bad idea. He wants to stop the world from having creative minds. However a band of home grown heroes created by a green thumb loving scientist. They team up to fight back. The heroes must work as a together to stop him!

  • Sunday, Feb. 19, 201712:00 PM - 2:00 PM location: KIDS ZONE BOOTH 813

    face painting and balloon animals

    FREE face painting from 12-1pm and balloon animals from 1-2pm located at the Dragon Theater booth inside the kids zone. 

  • Sunday, Feb. 19, 201712:30 PM - 1:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE 1

    masters of illusion

    Magic to blow your mind. Direct from the hit CW Network television series and the acclaimed live touring show.

  • Sunday, Feb. 19, 201712:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: ROOM C120

    start your creativity engines

    Having trouble revving up your creativity engine or starting a creative career? Creating worlds and characters can be a daunting idea. However, with the right tools and inspiration, the wonderful world of art, writing, and creativity becomes your oasis. Join Genese Davis (The Holder's Dominion) Randall Janson (Gun), Richard Kadrey (The Wrong Dead Guy) and Amy S. Foster (The Rift Uprising) as they divulge their experience as entrepreneurs and as creatives building worlds and storytelling and how gender and genre sometimes conflict or combine in interesting ways.

  • Sunday, Feb. 19, 201712:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: ROOM B110

    words into pictures: how to write comics with teen titans’ marv wolfman, astro city’s kurt busiek, marvel zombies’ fred van lente, no mercy’s alex de campi and spider-man’s danny fingeroth

    Accomplished comics writers Marv Wolfman (Teen Titans; Spider-Man), Kurt Busiek (Astro City; Marvels),Fred Van Lente (Marvel Zombies; The Comic Book History of Comics), Alex de Campi (Grindhouse; No Mercy) and Danny Fingeroth (How to Create Comics From Script to Print; Spider-Man) talk about how to put together a compelling comics story. Plus, they’ll answer your questions about both the creative and business sides of the comics writing profession, including how to find an artist to work with (hint: a comics convention is the number one place!) and how to write exciting dialogue!

  • Sunday, Feb. 19, 20171:00 PM - 1:30 PM location: ROOM B119

    in the ring with wwe superstar becky lynch

    Moderated by Ryan Ball (Wrestlingaudio.com)

  • Sunday, Feb. 19, 20171:00 PM - 1:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE 2

    celebrity storytelling with charles martinet - kids programming

    Kid's and families come join us by listening to your favorite kid's stories with our friends Charles Martinet, voice of Mario 

  • Sunday, Feb. 19, 20171:00 PM - 1:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE 1

    wizard world angelz- make believe medley

    The multi-talented all-female dance troupe. Make Believe Medley- Fantasy comes to life in this sexy dance production that includes life size Rag-dolls, Alice in Wonderland, Pinocchio, I dream of Jeanie, Cinderella, as well as Maleficent and all her creatures. Get ready to be entertained! 

  • Sunday, Feb. 19, 20171:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE / ARTIST ALLEY

    turning your book “idea” into novel reality

    As a novelist and fiction coach, Sean Hoade has spoken to literally hundreds of aspiring writers who tell him about their “idea for a novel,” but don’t know how to turn that into an actual story. In this seminar, attendees will be led through exactly what they need to do to make an “idea” into a real novel project, including creating fascinating characters.

  • Sunday, Feb. 19, 20171:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: ROOM C123

    batman the animated series 25th anniversary q&a with kevin conroy and loren lester

    Moderated by Victor Dandridge (Vantage lnhouse Productions)

  • Sunday, Feb. 19, 20171:30 PM - 2:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE 1

    charlie brown, comedy juggling

    “Funny, Compelling, Tall”

  • Sunday, Feb. 19, 20171:30 PM - 2:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE 2

    masters of illusion- kids magic demo

    Masters of Illusion magician Naathan Phan shares his tricks at Wizard World. All kids are welcome to join the magic!!!

  • Sunday, Feb. 19, 20171:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: ROOM C120

    dead fans walking: ‘the walking dead’ fan panel

    Calling all ‘The Walking Dead' fans! Join Liz and Lindi, creators ofPureFandom.com, for a chance to win some killer 'The Walking Dead' prizes. They'll give fans a chance to share their theories after that insane season 7B premiere! Follow @Pure_Fandom on Twitter and Instagram to get a sneak peek of prizes!

  • Sunday, Feb. 19, 20171:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: ROOM B110

    wizard world presents: the hillywood show

    Join the CONversation!

  • Sunday, Feb. 19, 20172:00 PM - 2:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE 2

    beauty and the beast princess show- kids programming

    Dragon Theater Puppets and Princesses presents Beauty and The Beast story time for all kids and families. Come Journey with us to discover one of the most beautiful stories ever told. Join Belle and the Beast as they tell their tale. Belle is a young woman who knows not to judge a book by its cover and with that falls in love unexpectantly with the Beast. Together they open each others eyes to understanding, patience and standing up for the one you love.

  • Sunday, Feb. 19, 20172:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: ROOM B119

    two centuries of genius: celebrating the spirit’s will eisner and the avengers’ jack kirby at 100 with teen titans’ marv wolfman, astro city’s kurt busiek, marvel zombies’ fred van lente, dark horse’s diana schutz, & the avengers’ danny fingeroth [a will eisner week prequel]

    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. In this lead-up to the worldwide comics and graphic novel celebration, “Will Eisner Week,” join panelists Marv Wolfman (Teen Titans; Fantastic Four),Kurt Busiek (Astro City; Marvels), Fred Van Lente (Marvel Zombies; The Comic Book History of Comics),Diana Schutz (Eisner’s editor at Dark Horse and instructor at PSU) and moderator Danny Fingeroth (chair of Will Eisner Week; The Avengers) as they discuss what made these two great.

  • Sunday, Feb. 19, 20172:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: ROOM C123

    a conversation with barry bostwick

    Moderated by Victor Dandridge (Vantage lnhouse Productions)

  • Sunday, Feb. 19, 20172:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE / ARTIST ALLEY

    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, Feb. 19, 20172:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE 1

    wizard world kid’s costume contest

    Calling all kids ages 13 and under to come out and strut your stuff at the Wizard World Comic Con Kids Costume Contest! You won’t want to miss this Kodak moment packed with a whole lot of fun, laughs and prizes for all participants! (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, Feb. 19, 20172:00 PM - 3:00 PM location: BOOTH 813

    super hero mask making workshop for kids

    Come and create your own super hero mask to take home. Free for attendees. All kids are welcome!!

  • Sunday, Feb. 19, 20172:00 PM - 4:00 PM location: GAMING STAGE

    tekken 7: fated retribution – top 8 finals

    The final 8 have been determined. Who will be crowned Wizard World Gaming, Portland Tekken 7 Champion? Who will claim the $3,000?

  • Sunday, Feb. 19, 20172:30 PM - 3:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE 2

    charlie brown, comedy juggling

    “Funny, Compelling, Tall”

  • Sunday, Feb. 19, 20172:30 PM - 3:15 PM location: ROOM B110

    character arcs

    A story isn't a story without believable, relatable characters. Come chatabout the art of bringing characters to life, how to outline a layered character from prologue to epilogue, discover what seamless, strong arcs do for different genres, and maneuver a book-cast through creepy, romantic, mysterious twists and turns.

  • Sunday, Feb. 19, 20172:30 PM - 3:15 PM location: ROOM C120

    transgressing binaries: mixed-race characters in fantasy and sci-fi

    This panel will address the ways in which fantasy and sci-fi films and television perpetuate racism and colonialist ideology, as well as the ways in which they engage in the battle against it. She offers the opportunity to return to some of our favorite media, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Lost, and similarly successful fantasy/sci-fi ventures with an eye towards the ways they subvert the colonialist paradigm. The speaker will introduce ideas like whitewashing, ethnocentrism, and fungibility. She will introduce examples of positive and negative portrayals of these examples. Mostly, the panelist will interpret the ways in which broader discussions like #OscarsSoWhite have raised questions regarding the ethics of portraying People of Color in simplified and marginalizing ways. The panelist has combined her background in American Ethnic Studies with a strong focus on Media Studies to produce this presentation.