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Jun 1, 2, 3, 4, 2017

Philadelphia

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Past Celebrity Guests

TALENT SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Charlie Sheen, Millie Bobby Brown, Karen Gillan, and Paul Bettany cancelled due to scheduling conflicts.

Jesse Eisenberg

Jesse Eisenberg

Saturday - Sunday
The Social NetworkBatman v Superman Zombieland

Jesse Eisenberg

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday
The Social NetworkBatman v Superman Zombieland

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Chuck Norris

Chuck Norris

Saturday
Delta Force Code Of SilenceMissing In ActionWalker

Chuck Norris

Celebrity Guests

Saturday
Delta Force Code Of SilenceMissing In Action

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Gene Simmons

Gene Simmons

Friday - Saturday
KISS

Gene Simmons

Celebrity Guests Entertainment Guests

Friday - Saturday
KISS

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Billie Piper

Billie Piper

Saturday - Sunday
Doctor Who

Billie Piper

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday
Doctor Who

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Pearl Mackie

Pearl Mackie

Saturday - Sunday
Doctor Who

Pearl Mackie

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday
Doctor Who

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Rob Liefeld

Rob Liefeld

Friday - Saturday
CableDeadpoolX-Force

Rob Liefeld

Friday - Saturday
CableDeadpoolX-Force

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John Cusack

John Cusack

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

John Cusack

Celebrity Guests

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

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Famke Janssen

Famke Janssen

Saturday - Sunday
X-Men

Famke Janssen

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday
X-Men

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Steve Blum

Steve Blum

Thursday - Sunday
ToonamiCowboy BebopNaruto

Steve Blum

Celebrity Guests

Thursday - Sunday
ToonamiCowboy BebopNaruto

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Thomas Ian Nicholas

Thomas Ian Nicholas

Thursday - Sunday
Rookie of the YearAmerican Pie

Thomas Ian Nicholas

Celebrity Guests

Thursday - Sunday
Rookie of the YearAmerican Pie

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Paul Wesley

Paul Wesley

Saturday
The Vampire Diaries

Paul Wesley

Celebrity Guests

Saturday
The Vampire Diaries

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WWE® Superstar Alexa Bliss™

WWE® Superstar Alexa Bliss™

Saturday
WWE® Superstar

WWE® Superstar Alexa Bliss™

Celebrity Guests

Saturday
WWE® Superstar

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WWE® Superstar Bray Wyatt™

WWE® Superstar Bray Wyatt™

Friday
WWE Superstars

WWE® Superstar Bray Wyatt™

Celebrity Guests

Friday
WWE Superstars

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WWE® Superstars The Hardy Boyz™

WWE® Superstars The Hardy Boyz™

Thursday
WWE Superstars

WWE® Superstars The Hardy Boyz™

Celebrity Guests

Thursday
WWE Superstars

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WWE® Superstars Enzo Amore™ and Colin Cassady™

WWE® Superstars Enzo Amore™ and Colin Cassady™

Saturday
WWE® Superstars

WWE® Superstars Enzo Amore™ and Colin Cassady™

Celebrity Guests

Saturday
WWE® Superstars

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Emma Caulfield

Emma Caulfield

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

Emma Caulfield

Celebrity Guests

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

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Theo Rossi

Theo Rossi

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

Theo Rossi

Celebrity Guests

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

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Cole Sprouse

Cole Sprouse

Saturday - Sunday
Riverdale • The Suite Life of Zack and Cody

Cole Sprouse

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday
Riverdale • The Suite Life of Zack and Cody

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KJ Apa

KJ Apa

Saturday - Sunday
Riverdale

KJ Apa

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday
Riverdale

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Camila Mendes

Camila Mendes

Saturday - Sunday
Riverdale

Camila Mendes

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday
Riverdale

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Lili Reinhart

Lili Reinhart

Saturday - Sunday
Riverdale

Lili Reinhart

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday
Riverdale

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Michael Rooker

Michael Rooker

Friday - Sunday
Guardians of the Galaxy • The Walking Dead • Mallrats

Michael Rooker

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
Guardians of the Galaxy • The Walking Dead • Mallrats

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Sean Gunn

Sean Gunn

Sunday
Guardians of the Galaxy • Gilmore Girls • Super • Pearl Harbor

Sean Gunn

Celebrity Guests

Sunday
Guardians of the Galaxy • Gilmore Girls • Super • Pearl Harbor

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Brian Krause

Brian Krause

Thursday - Sunday
Charmed

Brian Krause

Celebrity Guests

Thursday - Sunday
Charmed

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Holly Marie Combs

Holly Marie Combs

Saturday - Sunday
Charmed • Picket Fences • Pretty Little Liars

Holly Marie Combs

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday
Charmed • Picket Fences • Pretty Little Liars

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Chuck Russell

Chuck Russell

Saturday - Sunday
The MaskEraserThe Scorpion King

Chuck Russell

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday
The MaskEraserThe Scorpion King

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​Heather Langenkamp

​Heather Langenkamp

Saturday - Sunday
A Nightmare on Elm StreetThe OutsidersRumble Fish

​Heather Langenkamp

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday
A Nightmare on Elm StreetThe OutsidersRumble Fish

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Don Dokken

Don Dokken

Saturday

Don Dokken

Celebrity Guests

Saturday

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Ryan Lambert

Ryan Lambert

Thursday - Sunday
Monster Squad

Ryan Lambert

Celebrity Guests

Thursday - Sunday
Monster Squad

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Andre Gower

Andre Gower

Thursday - Sunday
Monster Squad

Andre Gower

Celebrity Guests

Thursday - Sunday
Monster Squad

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Kristy Swanson

Kristy Swanson

Friday - Sunday
Buffy the Vampire Slayer [1992 Film]

Kristy Swanson

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
Buffy the Vampire Slayer [1992 Film]

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Isabela Moner

Isabela Moner

Friday
Transformers: The Last Knight

Isabela Moner

Celebrity Guests

Friday
Transformers: The Last Knight

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Gregg Sulkin

Gregg Sulkin

Saturday - Sunday
Pretty Little Liars • Marvel's Runaways

Gregg Sulkin

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday
Pretty Little Liars • Marvel's Runaways

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Jon Heder

Jon Heder

Saturday - Sunday
Napoleon Dynamite

Jon Heder

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday
Napoleon Dynamite

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Nichelle Nichols

Nichelle Nichols

Friday - Sunday
Star Trek [Uhura]

Nichelle Nichols

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
Star Trek [Uhura]

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James Marsters

James Marsters

Friday - Sunday
Buffy the Vampire Slayer [Spike]

James Marsters

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
Buffy the Vampire Slayer [Spike]

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Nicholas Brendon

Nicholas Brendon

Thursday - Sunday
Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Nicholas Brendon

Celebrity Guests

Thursday - Sunday
Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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Will Friedle

Will Friedle

Friday - Sunday
Boy Meets World • Batman Beyond • Kim Possible • Guardians of the Galaxy

Will Friedle

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
Boy Meets World • Batman Beyond • Kim Possible • Guardians of the Galaxy

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Rider Strong

Rider Strong

Friday - Sunday
Boy Meets World • Girl Meets World • Cabin Fever

Rider Strong

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
Boy Meets World • Girl Meets World • Cabin Fever

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Ralph Macchio

Ralph Macchio

Thursday - Saturday
The Karate Kid • The Outsiders • My Cousin Vinny

Ralph Macchio

Celebrity Guests

Thursday - Saturday
The Karate Kid • The Outsiders • My Cousin Vinny

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C. Thomas Howell

C. Thomas Howell

Thursday - Sunday
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial • The Outsiders

C. Thomas Howell

Celebrity Guests

Thursday - Sunday
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial • The Outsiders

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Barry Bostwick

Barry Bostwick

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

Barry Bostwick

Celebrity Guests

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

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Lou Ferrigno

Lou Ferrigno

Thursday - Sunday
The Incredible Hulk • The King of Queens • Hercules

Lou Ferrigno

Celebrity Guests

Thursday - Sunday
The Incredible Hulk • The King of Queens • Hercules

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Sean Schemmel

Sean Schemmel

Friday - Sunday
Dragon Ball ZPokemonYugioh

Sean Schemmel

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
Dragon Ball ZPokemonYugioh

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Sandy Fox

Sandy Fox

Thursday - Sunday
The Simpsons • King of the Hill • Futurama

Sandy Fox

Celebrity Guests

Thursday - Sunday
The Simpsons • King of the Hill • Futurama

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Lex Lang

Lex Lang

Friday - Sunday
LEGO Star Wars • Batman The Brave and the Bold

Lex Lang

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
LEGO Star Wars • Batman The Brave and the Bold

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Ivy Doomkitty

Ivy Doomkitty

Thursday - Sunday
Syfy's Heroes of Cosplay, Int'l Professional Cosplayer

Ivy Doomkitty

Celebrity Guests

Thursday - Sunday
Syfy's Heroes of Cosplay, Int'l Professional Cosplayer

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  • Thursday, Jun. 1, 20174:30 PM - 5:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    rock it man entertainment dueling piano show

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

  • Thursday, Jun. 1, 20175:00 PM - 5:30 PM location: Room 107AB

    inside the ring with wwe® superstar’s and raw tag team champions the hardy boyz®

    Moderated by Ryan Ball (WrestlingAudio.com)

  • Thursday, Jun. 1, 20175:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    drawing disney with clinton hobart

    Learn to draw the Disney way with Clinton Hobart!

  • Thursday, Jun. 1, 20175:30 PM - 6:00 PM location: KIDS STAGE

    princess productions

    Kids and families come join our beautiful princesses at the Kid’s Stage for interactive storytelling, sing a longs, dance parties and princess training.

  • Thursday, Jun. 1, 20175:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: Room 103AB

    x-men psychology: the excelsior factor

    X-Men! Wolverine! Deadpool! Mutant madness! Movies starring Marvel’s mutant heroes and antiheroes have been as successful as all Marvel Cinematic Universe movies put together. What does their popularity say about us? Through all their troubles and tribulations, which of these misfits and outcasts stay sanest and who is not sane at all? Can anyone out-crazy Deadpool? Join Dr. Travis Langley (Captain America vs. Iron Man; Batman and Psychology), Danny Fingeroth (Dazzler; Superman on the Couch), Dean Haspiel (New Mutants; X-Men Unlimited), and Philip McNulty (Marvel’s X-Men), and share your own thoughts too. Was Magneto right?

  • Thursday, Jun. 1, 20176:00 PM - 6:30 PM location: KIDS STAGE

    jedi training

    Come learn how to become an honorary Jedi! Training includes proper stances, light saber grips and a final duel with Darth Vader. Those that pass training with be knighted as a Jedi with an official certificate. 

  • Thursday, Jun. 1, 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!

  • Thursday, Jun. 1, 20176:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: Room 107AB

    how to use the world around you to write fantasy

    Join E.A. Channon author of Flesh of the Blood fantasy series to learn techniques on using the world around you to write your novel. Learn how he used music, his time in the military and beyond to write his fantastic series of fantasy and more. 

  • Thursday, Jun. 1, 20176:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: Room 109AB

    cosplay and convention etiquette with ivy doomkitty

    Do you want to know how to boost your convention experience from great to out of this world? Join us as we share tips on how to appropriately interact with cosplayers and attendees during a convention, photo shoots, and cosplay does not equal consent.

  • Thursday, Jun. 1, 20176:00 PM - 7:30 PM location: Room 102AB

    sci-fi speed dating session

    Ladies and Gentlemen! Are you tired of lookin' for love in Alderaan places?  We have the solution!  Sci-Fi Speed Dating is returning to Philly!  Sign up at booth #2416!  

  • Thursday, Jun. 1, 20176:00 PM - 9:00 PM location: KIDS ZONE

    sock puppet workshop

    Come make a custom sock puppet at Jumpin' Jamie Entertainment's booth. You choose the color, eyes, etc. and get to take home a one of a kind creation!

  • Thursday, Jun. 1, 20176:30 PM - 7:00 PM location: KIDS STAGE

    fauxchella – music and puppet show with jumpin’ jamie and paul mcginnis

    A kindie rock music festival featuring a lineup of original puppet characters. Get ready to participate as we do interactive games and a puppet demo where you might be the star of the show!

  • Thursday, Jun. 1, 20176:30 PM - 8:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    britishmania, beatles tribute band

    Britishmania....A Premier Beatles Tribute! Britishmania invites you to take a trip back to the 1960's to see what the greatest band in the world was all about! You'll see authentic guitars from Epiphone, Rickenbacker and Hofner along with Vox amplifiers! 

  • Thursday, Jun. 1, 20177:00 PM - 7:30 PM location: KIDS STAGE

    princess productions

    Kids and families come join our beautiful princesses at the Kid’s Stage for interactive storytelling, sing-alongs, dance parties and princess training.

  • Thursday, Jun. 1, 20177:00 PM - 7:45 PM location: Room 109AB

    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!

  • Thursday, Jun. 1, 20177:00 PM - 7:45 PM location: Room 107AB

    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!

  • Thursday, Jun. 1, 20177:00 PM - 7:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    secrets of visual storytelling: top artists draw comics with the red hook’s dean haspiel, hulk’s steve geiger & xena’s joyce chin

    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 Dean Haspiel (The Red Hook; Spider-Man), Steve Geiger (The Hulk; Spider-Man) and Joyce Chin (Spider-Man; Xena) as they pull back the curtain and tell you what it’s really like to be a comics artist! Danny Fingeroth (How to Create Comics from Script to Print; Spider-Man) moderates. ARTISTS WILL RAFFLE OFF THE ARTWORK THEY DRAW AT THE PANEL TO AUDIENCE MEMBERS!

  • Thursday, Jun. 1, 20177:30 PM - 8:00 PM location: KIDS STAGE

    superhero training

    Come learn what it takes to be a Superhero! Superhero training will consist of listening drills and obstacle courses. Those that pass training will be awarded an official Superhero certificate.

  • Thursday, Jun. 1, 20177:30 PM - 8:15 PM location: Cosplay Stage

    what’s that anime?

    So you think you're Otaku?  Prove it!  Do you also enjoy watching people make a fool of themselves?  Great!  In this game show you can do both!  Join Mogchelle and her friends, as we read scripts from various anime from the 90s to today, in ways you never thought you would hear the lines read!  If you can guess that Anime, you will leave with some awesome prizes!

  • Thursday, Jun. 1, 20178:00 PM - 8:30 PM location: KIDS STAGE

    fauxchella – music and puppet show with jumpin’ jamie and paul mcginnis

    A kindie rock music festival featuring a lineup of original puppet characters. Get ready to participate as we do interactive games and a puppet demo where you might be the star of the show!

  • Friday, Jun. 2, 201712:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    wizard world horror fest

    A three day horror film festival in tandem with Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia, and in partnership with www.BloodyDisgusting.com, horror's biggest website.  The festival will feature special guest Q&A's, horror icons, film premieres, repertory event screenings, meet & greets with actors, writers, directors and more. Individual screening tickets will go on sale Wednesday, May 17th in conjunction with the full schedule release.

    Click Here to Purchase your All Access Badge and Individual Screening Tickets!
    - Access to all screenings including the Don Dokken show at Underground Arts.

    *Does not include entry to Rocky Horror Picture Show Extravanganza! (Purchase Separate Tickets Here! )

    Note: All Wizard World Philadelphia 4-day and VIP tickets include full access to Horrorfest for FREE!

  • Friday, Jun. 2, 201712:15 PM - 1:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    chris stevens band

    Two veteran musicians who have played together for 35+ years covering some of your favorite music, from Classic Rock to Country.

  • Friday, Jun. 2, 20171:00 PM - 1:30 PM location: Room 107AB

    inside the ring with wwe® superstar bray wyatt®

    Moderated by Ryan Ball (WrestlingAudio.com)

  • Friday, Jun. 2, 20171:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: Cosplay Stage

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

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

  • Friday, Jun. 2, 20171:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: Room 109AB

    styling 90's anime bangs

    Join Sister Senshi's Crazie Crissie Cosplay as she hosts a demonstration on how she does her "90's anime bangs" on her wigs! Sharing tips and tricks, and what products she likes to use! 

  • Friday, Jun. 2, 20171:00 PM - 2:00 PM location: Room 108AB

    hero or menace: a marvel comics fan film

    The world premiere of Hero or Menace: A Marvel Comics Fan Film- The Director of Hero or Menace: A Marvel Comics Fan Film Matthew Delia, as well as some of the cast of the film, premiere their love letter to the Marvel Universe and take questions on the process of bringing the film to life.

  • Friday, Jun. 2, 20171:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: Room 113ABC

    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.

  • Friday, Jun. 2, 20171:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: Room 103AB

    rocky road of comics

    Comic creators have a Rocky life and you learn fast that you have to have love for the craft to be able to deal with the hits you will take. Join Mike Watson EIC/Lead Artist of Freestyle Komics as he tells his story of comic creation and answers any questions you may have. From being told by Marvel his style was too Urban, struggling on his own, fired by a publisher and finding his strength in his Original label, Freestyle Komics. No filters all truths, use Mike's adventure to avoid the pot holes of the rocky comic life in your own venture.

  • Friday, Jun. 2, 20172:00 PM - 2:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    ari paul magician, entertainer, mentalist

    Ari Paul's adult show is fun, funny and VERY interactive-FUN stuff!!

  • Friday, Jun. 2, 20172:00 PM - 2:30 PM location: KIDS STAGE

    fauxchella – music and puppet show with jumpin’ jamie and paul mcginnis

    A kindie rock music festival featuring a lineup of original puppet characters. Get ready to participate as we do interactive games and a puppet demo where you might be the star of the show!

  • Friday, Jun. 2, 20172:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: Room 107AB

    indy comics creators power hour with 30 days of night’s ben templesmith, billy dogma’s dean haspiel, spider-man noir’s fabrice sapolsky, locust moon publishing’s josh o’neil & shaloman’s al wiesner

    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: Ben Templesmith (Fell; 30 Days of Night), Dean Haspiel (The Red Hook; Billy Dogma), Fabrice Sapolsky (Spider-Man Noir; Intertwined), Josh O’Neil (publisher of Locust Moon Comics; Penn and ink) and Al Wiesner (creator of Shaloman). The panel is moderated by Danny Fingeroth (The Rough Guide to Graphic Novels; Studs Terkel’s Working).

  • Friday, Jun. 2, 20172:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: Room 109AB

    beginning to cosplay

    The panel will discuss neat tricks on how to create great cosplays for beginners and intermediate sewing skill level, how to do it on a budget and how topics such as body image, anxiety, commissions vs. creating, and etc. can make a beginner nervous when there's no need to be. 

  • Friday, Jun. 2, 20172:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: Cosplay Stage

    cosplaying anime: big eyes, crazy swords, and little details

    Are you curious about cosplaying your favorite anime character?! Come join SuperKayce is a cosplay 101 panel directly based around the anime fandom! Bring your questions and get some answers!

  • Friday, Jun. 2, 20172:00 PM - 3:30 PM location: Cosplay Stage

    greggo presents: the pokémon game show

    Four players battle each other in a test of knowledge about all things Pokémon! Answering questions correctly gives them control of our game board where they will face all sorts of challenges! The winner has a shot at becoming immortalized as Champion of the con! About 90% of the questions will come from the first three generations of Pokémon games…be there at the beginning of the panel if you want a chance to play!

  • Friday, Jun. 2, 20172:30 PM - 3:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    the comedy of scott capri & friends, ventriloquist

    Scott Capri; ventriloquist comedian. As seen on America’s Got Talent, Comedy Central, The Tonight Show, Saturday Night Live and more. He puts on a show that you will be talking about for months!!

  • Friday, Jun. 2, 20172:30 PM - 3:00 PM location: KIDS STAGE

    princess productions

    Kids and families come join our beautiful princesses at the Kid’s Stage for interactive storytelling, sing a longs, dance parties and princess training.

  • Friday, Jun. 2, 20172:30 PM - 3:15 PM location: Room 103AB

    from concept to under contract: writing and publishing secrets revealed!

    How do you wrangle a writing contract, an agent, or a publishing house? 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), Alexander London (Proxy) and Joe McGee (Peanut Butter and Brains) 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!

  • Friday, Jun. 2, 20172:30 PM - 3:15 PM location: Creative Stage

    you can learn to draw in 30 minutes!

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

  • Friday, Jun. 2, 20172:30 PM - 3:15 PM location: Room 108AB

    a cat named haiku animated short screening

    Moderator Chris Kotsakis joins A CAT NAMED HAIKU creators Mark Poulton (Savage Hawkman, Pizza Tree) and Dexter Weeks (Herald: Lovecraft & Tesla) to talk about the creation of the hit children’s book series, A CAT NAMED HAIKU, and the process it took to adapt it to animation. All attendees will be treated to a viewing of the animated short!

  • Friday, Jun. 2, 20173:00 PM - 3:30 PM location: KIDS STAGE

    ari paul magician, entertainer, mentalist

    Ari Paul's children show will have the children laughing, amazed and part of the show- Don’t miss it!!

  • Friday, Jun. 2, 20173:00 PM - 3:45 PM location: Room 107AB

    write or wrong: “creating comics by the numbers”

    Whether you’re a writer or an artist, finding the time, energy, and finances necessary to create comics can be daunting to the point where it completely stifles the creative process. Writer Dirk Manning (NIGHTMARE WORLD, TALES OF MR. RHEE. etc.) understands this struggle and has found ways to overcome and thrive by analyzing the numbers and is now sharing what he has learned in order to help other aspiring creators survive and thrive! If you’re interested in creating comics – or you are a current creator looking for some more tips – make the time to attend this informative and entertaining panel and Q&A session by a comic writer whose creator-owned graphic novels have raised over $100K on Kickstarter to date! Plan on taking notes…

  • Friday, Jun. 2, 20173:00 PM - 3:45 PM location: Room 109AB

    costumes, cosplay & character

    Wearing a costume can be more than just putting on a fancy outfit. It gives you the opportunity to truly inhabit the life of a character. By researching what was worn by your character you can learn a lot about who that person is or was. Learn how you can find greater depth in your cosplay or role play through costuming!  In this fascinating panel, cosplayers of superheroes, anime, and science fiction are joined together to talk about how researching and building their costumes gives them insight into their characters and personas.

  • Friday, Jun. 2, 20173:00 PM - 7:00 PM location: KIDS STAGE

    sock puppet workshop

    Come make a custom sock puppet at Jumpin' Jamie Entertainment's booth. You choose the color, eyes, etc. and get to take home a one of a kind creation!

  • Friday, Jun. 2, 20173:15 PM - 4:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    eric mina hypnotist

    Eric Mina dares audiences to dream with his comedy hypnosis show that has been performed at over 100 schools. The audience becomes the show in this unique and hilarious approach to hypnosis. You have never seen a show like this one. It combines comedy, inspiration, and fun to create a once in a lifetime experience. 

  • Friday, Jun. 2, 20173:30 PM - 4:00 PM location: KIDS STAGE

    jedi training

    Come learn how to become an honorary Jedi! Training includes proper stances, light saber grips and a final duel with Darth Vader. Those that pass training with be knighted as a Jedi with an official certificate. 

  • Friday, Jun. 2, 20173:30 PM - 4:15 PM location: Creative Stage

    create-a-comics-story with iron man’s joe caramgna, the red hook’s dean haspiel, x-men’s mostafa moussa & spider-man’s danny fingeroth

    Ever wonder what it would be like to collaborate on making comics with top professionals? In this fun-and-educational session, celebrated writer Joe Caramagna (Iron Man; Rocket Raccoon), acclaimed artist Dean Haspiel (The Red Hook; Beef With Tomato), renowned inker Mostafa Moussa (X-Men; Godzilla) and legendary editor Danny Fingeroth (Spider-Man; How to Create Comics from Script to Print) create a new character and story before your eyes, incorporating audience members' ideas and suggestions! Come see—and join in—the creative process! ART CREATED DURING THE PANEL WILL BE RAFFLED OFF TO AUDIENCE MEMBERS!

  • Friday, Jun. 2, 20173:30 PM - 4:15 PM location: Room 113ABC

    from juice to shades, a conversation with theo rossi

    The villain from Marvel and Netflix’s hit Luke Cage talks Motorcycles, Lowriders and all things “Shades”.

  • Friday, Jun. 2, 20173:30 PM - 5:00 PM location: Room 102AB

    sci-fi speed dating session

    Ladies and Gentlemen! Are you tired of lookin' for love in Alderaan places?  We have the solution!  Sci-Fi Speed Dating is returning to Philly!  Sign up at booth #2416!

  • Friday, Jun. 2, 20174:00 PM - 4:30 PM location: KIDS STAGE

    fauxchella – music and puppet show with jumpin’ jamie and paul mcginnis

    A kindie rock music festival featuring a lineup of original puppet characters. Get ready to participate as we do interactive games and a puppet demo where you might be the star of the show!

  • Friday, Jun. 2, 20174:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: Room 109AB

    men of cosplay

    Have you ever thought about cosplaying, but want to know what it is like from a male perspective? Are there any wardrobe malfunctions that you should be aware of? What is the purpose of a dance belt? Have all these questions and more answered from our seasoned panel of  male cosplayers! Q and A to follow

  • Friday, Jun. 2, 20174:30 PM - 4:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    rob liefeld hall of legends induction ceremony

    Join us as we welcome our very first inductee to the Wizard World Hall of Legends, comics industry powerhouse ROB LIEFELD! Liefeld, the creator of the popular Cable, Deadpool, X-Force and Youngblood franchises, has seen his work has gain worldwide acclaim from the printed space to the big screen.

  • Friday, Jun. 2, 20174:30 PM - 5:00 PM location: KIDS STAGE

    princess productions

    Kids and families come join our beautiful princesses at the Kid’s Stage for interactive storytelling, sing a longs, dance parties and princess training.

  • Friday, Jun. 2, 20174:30 PM - 5:15 PM location: Creative Stage

    drawing disney with clinton hobart

    Learning to draw the Disney way with Clinton Hobart!

  • Friday, Jun. 2, 20174:30 PM - 5:15 PM location: Room 103AB

    geektastic careers in video game media

    Video Game Media is a growing platform teeming with viable avenues for geektastic careers including unique indie game concepts and design, podcasting, journalism, literary writing, columns, broadcasting and more. Join this discussion with Genese Davis (The Holder's Dominion) Rob Shields (Neon Wasteland) and Garrett Fuller (MMORPG.com) as they divulge how to break in to video game media and the ins and outs for producing quality and unique content.

  • Friday, Jun. 2, 20174:30 PM - 5:15 PM location: Room 113ABC

    boy meets world meets wizard world: a conversation with will friedle and rider strong

    Hang with Rider and Will as the talk, growing up on TV, working behind the scenes, voice acting and Boy Meets World’s lasting pop culture impression.

  • Friday, Jun. 2, 20174:30 PM - 6:00 PM location: Cosplay Stage

    greggo’s game shows: anime press your luck

    Get ready, it’s time for the game show with lots of Whammies and lots of Big Bucks!  Three players will answer questions to earn spins on our big board which is loaded with goodies, prizes and cash to spend in our prize coffers, but be careful! There are also some Whammies that would love to take everything away!  Only the player with the most bucks at the end of the game gets to keep it all and maybe come back next year and do it again!

  • Friday, Jun. 2, 20175:00 PM - 5:30 PM location: KIDS STAGE

    superhero training

    Come learn what it takes to be a Superhero! Superhero training will consist of listening drills and obstacle courses. Those that pass training will be awarded an official Superhero certificate.

  • Friday, Jun. 2, 20175:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: Room 107AB

    the mighty marvel trivia contest: 78 years of marvel, from the golden age to guardians of the galaxy with spider-man’s danny fingeroth & marvel universe handbook’s jacob rougemont

    Think you know everything about Marvel comics and media? In this 78th anniversary year of the debut of 1939’s Marvel Comics #1, writers and historians Jacob Rougemont (Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe) and Danny Fingeroth (The Stan Lee Universe; longtime editor of Spider-Man) give a Quicksilver-fast overview of Marvel history and then conduct a cacophonous contest to determine which audience members know the most about the Marvel Universe! PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED!

  • Friday, Jun. 2, 20175:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: Room 109AB

    anime or animu: mainstream versus obscure anime

    So, are you into mainstream anime aka the anime lots of people are into and have large fandoms for, or are you into obscure series no one has heard of? Come join us as we talk about some of the current mainstream anime as well as anime that is considered obscured and is worth checking out! We will have an open discussion to share suggestions with each other as well. 

  • Friday, Jun. 2, 20175:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    lou dotolli

    Frank Sinatra solo artist Lou Dottoli. Three-time music industry winner Lou Dottoli does the Frank Sinatra songbook like no one else featuring the hits Fly Me To The Moon, Summer Wind, Strangers In The Night and more.

  • Friday, Jun. 2, 20175:00 PM - 6:00 PM location: 108AB

    uncanny harbor screening

    Mystery with elements of Sci fi and horror.

  • Friday, Jun. 2, 20175:30 PM - 6:00 PM location: KIDS STAGE

    princess productions

    Kids and families come join our beautiful princesses at the Kid’s Stage for interactive storytelling, sing a longs, dance parties and princess training.

  • Friday, Jun. 2, 20175:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: Room 103AB

    running rpgs for new gamers

    Not sure how to integrate new players into your veteran roleplaying group?  Daunted by the notion of introducing an entire group of new people to gaming?  Captain Mike discusses a variety of methods to help ease the transition from newbie to gamer.  The only thing better than enjoying gaming is sharing it!

  • Friday, Jun. 2, 20175:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: Room 113ABC

    geek trivia night!

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

  • Friday, Jun. 2, 20175:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: Creative Stage

    creating art with dramatic lighting!

    Using only traditional materials, star artist Stuart Saygers shows you how lighting effects and accents can have dynamic effects on your art!

  • Friday, Jun. 2, 20175:30 PM - 7:00 PM location: Room 102AB

    sci-fi speed dating session

    Ladies and Gentlemen! Are you tired of lookin' for love in Alderaan places?  We have the solution!  Sci-Fi Speed Dating is returning to Philly!  Sign up at booth #2416!

  • Friday, Jun. 2, 20175:45 PM - 6:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    the honey taps

    The Honey Taps are a professional song and dance group paying homage to the effervescent chorus girls of era gone by...the gals with the happy feet!

  • Friday, Jun. 2, 20176:00 PM - 6:30 PM location: KIDS STAGE

    fauxchella – music and puppet show with jumpin’ jamie and paul mcginnis

    A kindie rock music festival featuring a lineup of original puppet characters. Get ready to participate as we do interactive games and a puppet demo where you might be the star of the show!

  • Friday, Jun. 2, 20176:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: Room 109AB

    cosplayers & photographers: the photoshoot experience

    The main focus of the panel is about the relationship between cosplayers and photographers. During the panel, a Lily Stiches (professional cosplay model) and Howard Levy (HSL Photography) will discuss how cosplayers and photographers can work together to build a professional working relationship.  This will include how to approach one another, what to expect before, during and after a quick hall shot or off site photoshoot, what to do if one of the people involved becomes uncomfortable, the rights of each person involved, how to recognize and avoid potential bad situations and many other topics that will ensure everyone has a good time wherever they are.

  • Friday, Jun. 2, 20176:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: Room 107AB

    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.

  • Friday, Jun. 2, 20176:30 PM - 7:15 PM location: Room 103AB

    marvel vs. dc

    TBA

  • Friday, Jun. 2, 20176:30 PM - 7:30 PM location: Room 108AB

    +2 comedy stand-up comedy

    Exactly what it says on the tin.  Geek stand-up, with a Q&A afterwards to answer your most burning questions and settle your least amicable debates.  Would Samus beat Lara Croft in a fight?  Goku or Superman? Green Lanterns: Who Wore it Best? The sky’s the limit- the Cobra Kai of geek comedy will tackle any query your heart desires

  • Friday, Jun. 2, 20177:00 PM - 7:45 PM location: Room 109AB

    18+ lupin the third bloopers - with voice of goemon, lex lang

    This 18+ panel is packed with fun and laughter. Catch a glimpse of the twisted minds that frolic in the world of bloopers and Lupin the Third!  Fun fan favorite!!  Plus some extra bloopers from other shows.

  • Friday, Jun. 2, 20177:00 PM - 8:45 PM location: Nutter Theater (Room 114)

    better watch out

    D: Chris Peckover | W: Zack Kahn

    On a quiet suburban street, a babysitter must defend a twelve-year-old boy from intruders, only to discover it's far from a normal home invasion

    Included in Horrorfest All Access Badge or Purchase Individual $12 Screening Tickets Here

    Note: All Wizard World Philadelphia 4-day and VIP tickets include full access to Horrorfest for FREE!

  • Friday, Jun. 2, 20177:00 PM - 11:00 PM location: Trocadero Theatre - 1003 Arch St. Philadelphia, PA 19107

    gene simmons (from kiss) and his band - live performance

    Wizard World is proud to present a live solo concert by legendary KISS frontman Gene Simmons. Simmons is a multi-entrepreneur and one of the world’s most recognized personalities. He co-founded KISS 42 years ago. KISS is America's #1 Gold Record Award Winning Group of all time, in all categories (RIAA). KISS has sold over 100 million CDs and DVDs worldwide, is celebrating its 43rd year, and continues to sell out stadiums and arenas around the world, breaking box-office records set by Elvis and the Beatles. KISS was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame at the 2014 induction ceremony, and the band is recognized with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for its pioneering work. 

    His first solo show and his only solo show on the East Coast Doors open at 7:00 PM show starts at 8:00 PM  

    All ages event.  

    VIP meet n greet packages also available!

    Buy tickets here!

  • Friday, Jun. 2, 20179:00 PM - 11:15 PM location: Nutter Theater (Room 114)

    monster squad (introduction and post screening q&a with actors andre gower & ryan lambert)

    D: Fred Dekker | W: Shane Black, Fred Dekker

    A young group of monster fanatics attempts to save their hometown from Count Dracula and his monsters.

    Included in Horrorfest All Access Badge or Purchase Individual $12 Screening Tickets Here

    Note: All Wizard World Philadelphia 4-day and VIP tickets include full access to Horrorfest for FREE!

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 20179:45 AM - 11:00 AM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    white wedding band

    Bringing you back to the 1980's with introductions to one hit Wonders and some of the iconic stars of the Decade!!

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 201710:00 AM - 7:00 PM

    wizard world horror fest

    A three day horror film festival in tandem with Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia, and in partnership with www.BloodyDisgusting.com, horror's biggest website.  The festival will feature special guest Q&A's, horror icons, film premieres, repertory event screenings, meet & greets with actors, writers, directors and more. Individual screening tickets will go on sale Wednesday, May 17th in conjunction with the full schedule release.

    Click Here to Purchase your All Access Badge and Individual Screening Tickets!
    - Access to all screenings including the Don Dokken show at Underground Arts. 

    *Does not include entry to Rocky Horror Picture Show Extravanganza! (Purchase Separate Tickets Here!)

    Note: All Wizard World Philadelphia 4-day and VIP tickets include full access to Horrorfest for FREE!

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 201710:30 AM - 11:00 AM location: KIDS STAGE

    princess productions

    Kids and families come join our beautiful princesses at the Kid’s Stage for interactive storytelling, sing a longs, dance parties and princess training.

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 201710:30 AM - 6:30 PM location: KIDS ZONE

    sock puppet workshop

    Come make a custom sock puppet at Jumpin' Jamie Entertainment's booth. You choose the color, eyes, etc. and get to take home a one of a kind creation!

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 201711:00 AM - 11:30 AM location: KIDS STAGE

    penny and the puppettes

    Penny and the Puppettes perform live musical shows with singing, dancing, puppets, and lots of crowd participation!

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 201711:00 AM - 11:45 AM location: Room 107AB

    inside the ring with wwe® superstar’s enzo & cass®

    Moderated by Ryan Ball (WrestlingAudio.com)

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 201711:00 AM - 11:45 AM location: Room 109AB

    morph suits

    This will be a humorous discussion about the fad and how it came about being popular at Comic book  Anime , and Scfi conventions. We  will look at different cosplays of the morphsuits and how everyone can have fun with them.  

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 201711:00 AM - 11:45 AM location: Room BAB

    a conversation with rock & roll legend gene simmons

    Here is your chance to ask your Rock & Roll Legend your favorite questions!

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 201711:00 AM - 12:30 PM location: Room 102AB

    sci-fi speed dating session: lgbtpq

    Ladies and Gentlemen! Are you tired of lookin' for love in Alderaan places?  We have the solution!  Sci-Fi Speed Dating is returning to Philly!  Sign up at booth #2416!

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 201711:30 AM - 12:00 PM location: KIDS STAGE

    rogue alliance- jedi training

    Calling all Kids!! Come join Rogue Alliance as they teach you the techniques to become a true Jedi. 

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 201711:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: Room 103AB

    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.

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 201711:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: Room 113ABC

    mvp of the mcu: a conversation with sean gunn

    From the return of Gilmore Girls to crawling on his knees as Rocket in the smash hit, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, Sean has had a big year with plenty of stories to share. You don’t want to miss this.

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 201711:45 AM - 12:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    eric mina hypnotist

    Eric Mina dares audiences to dream with his comedy hypnosis show that has been performed at over 100 schools. The audience becomes the show in this unique and hilarious approach to hypnosis. You have never seen a show like this one. It combines comedy, inspiration, and fun to create a once in a lifetime experience.

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 201712:00 PM - 12:30 PM location: Room 107AB

    inside the ring with wwe® superstar alexa bliss®

    Moderated by Ryan Ball (WrestlingAudio.com)

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 201712:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: Nutter Theater (Room 114)

    world of death shorts program

    Horror short film selections from around the globe, curated by Tony Wash of Bloody-Disgusting.

    Included in Horrorfest All Access Badge or Purchase Individual $12 Screening Tickets Here

    Note: All Wizard World Philadelphia 4-day and VIP tickets include full access to Horrorfest for FREE!

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 201712:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    how to draw the hulk the marvel way

    Join comic artist Steve Geiger as he teaches you how to draw the Hulk the Marvel way!

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 201712:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: Room 108AB

    youtube and you: an open discussion on how to start from zero

    Kat & Paul Brown, the husband and wife team/hosts of locally-based YouTube Channel Comic Trips will give tips, answer questions, and host an open forum discussion on the ups, downs, do’s and don’ts of producing quality, engaging content on the internet, without using clickbait-y titles or misleading thumbnails! They’ll also talk about their exploits on the road having traveled thousands of miles in search of interesting people and places…Are you looking to start fostering a pop culture-related community online, or just want to ask this wayfaring comic book couple some questions about their DIY show that’s 7 seasons in and counting? Then this panel is for you!"

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 201712:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: Ballroom AB

    walker, philadelphia ranger: a conversation with chuck norris

    Ever wanted to get *real* Chuck Norris Facts straight from the source? Come join the legendary action film star and creator of the martial arts style Chun Kuk Do to find out if he really *has* counted to infinity (twice).

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 201712:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: Room 109AB

    cospitivity

    This panel promotes cospositivity - stressing how important it is to cosplay from the heart whoever you want whenever you want; having acceptance to all shapes, sizes, colors, genders and skill level. Spreading how important it is to be kind to all cosplayers because they were brave enough to cosplay, put a lot of thought into it and do it out of the love for a fandom or character.  We all care about something so let’s support each other, appreciate the craft, creativity and hard work that goes into cosplay but most of all let’s all have fun.

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 201712:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: KIDS STAGE

    fauxchella – music and puppet show with jumpin’ jamie and paul mcginnis

    A kindie rock music festival featuring a lineup of original puppet characters. Get ready to participate as we do interactive games and a puppet demo where you might be the star of the show!

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 201712:30 PM - 1:00 PM location: KIDS STAGE

    princess productions

    Kids and families come join our beautiful princesses at the Kid’s Stage for interactive storytelling, sing a longs, dance parties and princess training.

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 201712:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: Room 103AB

    wonder women: breaking stereotypes

    From Jane Eyre and Little Women to Hunger Games, Star Wars Rogue One, and Wonder Woman... 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), Fran Wilde (Updraft) and Alison Campbell-Wise (The Kissing Booth Girl) 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 stereotypes in the future.

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 201712:30 PM - 2:00 PM location: Room 113ABC

    everything you ever wanted to know about voice acting with lex lang and sandy fox

    This Voice Actor's Panel and Workshop details everything you ever wanted to know about voice acting. It was developed for people who have always wanted to be a voice actor, but did not know how it works in the studio, or how to break into the business. The class is taught by our special guests Lex Lang and Sandy Fox, Hollywood voice actors, writers and directors. There may even be a few special guests joining along for the fun! The panel encompasses everything about voice acting. The difference between commercials, TV promos, adr/walla for live action film and TV, mainstream animation and the intricate technique of anime and dubbing. And many lucky attendees will get time on the mic and get to see their performance on the big screen! Don't miss this one! This will be standing room only.

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 201712:30 PM - 2:00 PM location: Cosplay Stage

    greggo’s game shows: anime press your luck

    Get ready, it’s time for the game show with lots of Whammies and lots of Big Bucks!  Three players will answer questions to earn spins on our big board which is loaded with goodies, prizes and cash to spend in our prize coffers, but be careful!  There are also some Whammies that would love to take everything away!  Only the player with the most bucks at the end of the game gets to keep it all and maybe come back next year and do it again!

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 20171:00 PM - 1:30 PM location: KIDS STAGE

    penny and the puppettes

    Penny and the Puppettes perform live musical shows with singing, dancing, puppets, and lots of crowd participation!

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 20171:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: Room 107AB

    who’s the most neurotic superhero? inside the minds of batman, spider-man, captain america, jessica jones and more with batman and psychology’s dr. travis langley, billy dogma’s dean haspiel. wonder woman’s amy chu, wonder woman psychology’s lynn zubernis & spider-man’s danny fingeroth

    Ever since the dawn of Marvel’s “superheroes with real problems,” costumed adventurers have been letting their psychological damage show. Spider-Man’s guilt and insecurity, Batman’s tango with trauma, Captain America’s survivor’s guilt and Jessica Jones’ smorgasbord of symptoms are just a few of the mental challenges that modern superheroes deal with. Today, psychologist Travis Langley (Batman Psychology; Captain America vs. Iron Man: Freedom, Security, Psychology), Dean Haspiel (Billy Dogma; The Red Hook), psychologist Lynn Zubernis (Wonder Woman Psychology; Fan Culture) and comics writer and historian Danny Fingeroth (Superman on the Couch: What Superheroes Really Tell Us About Ourselves and Our Society) discuss the psychological challenges a variety of heroes (and maybe some villains) deals with. 

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 20171:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: Ballroom AB

    michael rooker vs. the audience

    The breakout star of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 takes charge and possibly answers some questions during this one of a kind panel.

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 20171:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: Room 109AB

    cospositive: cosplay with confidence!

    Panel discussion focusing on body image and confidence in oneself,  self worth, ways to work on confidence and how to stay positive in the community when faced with negative people or negative comments on social media. Other topics covered will be cosplaying regardless of age, gender, body type/size, disability, etc and having respect for one another. Short Q and A if time permits

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 20171:00 PM - 2:00 PM location: Room 108AB

    wizards of the center city: d&d live!

    Wizards of the Center City is a live Dungeons & Dragons game played on stage by comedians, improvisers, and tried-and-true geeks (from Philadelphia and New York). The Wizards embark on an epic quest built entirely from audience suggestions. With special guests, video-projected dice, and a lively audience cheering along with every Critical Hit, Wizards of Center City is unlike any show in Philly!

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 20171:00 PM - 2:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    rogue alliance light saber performance

    Rogue Alliance is a lightsaber stage choreography performance troupe bringing you thrilling lightsaber shows. Shows have ranged from highly elaborate multimedia presentations, to personal narrative based shows. 

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 20171:00 PM - 2:30 PM location: Room 102AB

    sci-fi speed dating session

    Ladies and Gentlemen! Are you tired of lookin' for love in Alderaan places?  We have the solution!  Sci-Fi Speed Dating is returning to Philly!  Sign up at booth #2416!

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 20171:00 PM - 3:00 PM location: Nutter Theater (Room 114)

    buffy the vampire slayer (q&a with kristy swanson following the screening)

    D: Fran Rubel Kuzui | W: Joss Whedon

    A flighty teenage cheerleader learns that she is her generation’s destined battler of vampires.

    Included in Horrorfest All Access Badge or Purchase Individual $12 Screening Tickets Here

    Note: All Wizard World Philadelphia 4-day and VIP tickets include full access to Horrorfest for FREE!

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 20171:30 PM - 2:00 PM location: KIDS STAGE

    princess productions

    Kids and families come join our beautiful princesses at the Kid’s Stage for interactive storytelling, sing a longs, dance parties and princess training.

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 20171:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: Room 103AB

    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, Jun. 3, 20172:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: Room 107AB

    writing compelling science fiction

    Bestselling sci-fi authors Edward Miller and J.B. Manas share tricks of the trade and lead a Q&A discussion around crafting a compelling sci-fi story, including turning an idea into a story; using proven story models; developing memorable and believable characters; building conflict on every page; creating immersive worlds; and more. This session is perfect for current and budding sci-fi authors, screenwriters, comic writers, and anyone interested in the sci-fi storytelling craft, or any genre for that matter.

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 20172:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: Ballroom AB

    standing outside your window, holding up a boombox: a conversation with john cusack

    The star of "Say Anything...," "High Fidelity," "Being John Malkovich," "Hot Tub Time Machine" and more is here to answer your questions about his extraordinary career. Find out what it was like playing The Beach Boys' Brian Wilson in "Love and Mercy" and acting opposite Nicholas Cage and his infamous southern accent in "Con Air."

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 20172:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: Room 109AB

    cosplay and costuming: then and now

    Cosplay and costuming has changed over the years. Come listen to a bunch of old cosplayers/costumers...I mean join WildSpice, Nerdbro102, Dokudel (TBD), and Yuushi (TBD) to talk about the state of cosplay and how it has changed from the early 2000's to now! 

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 20172:00 PM - 2:45 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

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 20172:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    wizard world kid’s costume contest

    Calling all kids ages 13 and under to come out and strut your stuff at the Wizard World Comic Con Kids Costume Contest! You won’t want to miss this Kodak moment packed with a whole lot of fun, laughs and prizes for all participants! (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, Jun. 3, 20172:30 PM - 3:15 PM location: Room 103AB

    batman vs. superman vs. you

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice earned $873 million dollars worldwide but despite that success, critics have roasted and lampooned it brutally. Dr. Travis Langley (Batman & Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight; Wonder Woman Psychology: Lassoing the Truth, Victor Dandridge Jr. (Vantage: Inhouse Productions), and Tony Kordos (Batman and Robin: Eternal) make up a panel divided over whether the film is an abomination or the foundation for possibly the greatest franchise in cinematic history.

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 20172:30 PM - 3:15 PM location: Room 113ABC

    a conversation with gregg sulkin of marvel’s the runaway’s

    Gregg talks going from The Disney Channel and teen dramas to Hulu’s first Marvel based show, The Runaway’s. Here is your chance to ask Gregg about his career and maybe find out about some secrets of filming The Runaway’s.

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 20172:30 PM - 3:15 PM location: Room 108AB

    dr. horrible’s sing-along blog screening with the pennsylvania browncoats

    Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion, and Felicia Day star in Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, an award-winning, 42 minute, musical comedy-drama in three acts. Follow the adventures of Dr. Horrible (Harris), an aspiring super-villain; Captain Hammer (Fillion), his nemesis and corporate tool; and Penny (Day), do-gooder and their shared love interest. Feel free to sing along if you know the words!

    *Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog screened by permission from Time Science Blood Club, LLC.© Time Science Blood Club, LLC.  All rights reserved. The Pennsylvania Browncoats are asking for $2 donations at The Browncoat Ball table (Booth #409) or at the door for admission to the panel. All proceeds benefit Equality Now.

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 20172:45 PM - 3:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    the philadelphia insectarium and butterfly pavilion show

    "The Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion will be showcasing the superpowers of insects in a living-panel presentation that focuses on the most amazing insect adaptations.  Dr. John Cambridge will be presenting and answering questions throughout. Come see and interact with the world’s largest spiders, centipedes, millipedes, stick insects, and more.”

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

    rogue alliance jedi traning

    Calling all Kids!! Come join Rogue Alliance as they teach you the techniques to become a true Jedi. 

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 20173:00 PM - 3:45 PM location: Ballroom AB

    welcome to the fang club: a conversation with paul wesley

    He's your favorite hunky vampire, but shhh - we won't tell James Marsters if you don't! Stefan Salvatore from The CW's "The Vampire Diaries" is here to take your questions and talk about being really, really, really ridiculously good looking.

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 20173:00 PM - 3:45 PM location: Room 109AB

    cosplay improvement; a guide to cosplay glow up

    In this panel, join Sister Senshi as they discuss their story, and their cosplay tips and tricks for improvement. See where and how they started up, and the things they did to get where they are now. A must for beginner cosplayers, or anyone wanting to improve their cosplay!! 

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 20173:00 PM - 3:45 PM location: Room 107AB

    power of comics in education

    Comic books and graphic novels are a great way to engage students in all subjects and levels.  Not only do they serve as a perfect hook, but they also help to teach 21st Century skills (such as hypertext reading) create analytical readers and writers, and provide a window into the changing global society around us. Tim Smyth is a high school social studies teacher of 15 years and holds a Masters of Science degree as a Reading Specialist.  During this session, you will be walked through established lesson plans that can be integrated into all subjects and levels.  High school students will also share their experiences using comics and graphic novels in the classroom.

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 20173:00 PM - 3:45 PM location: Cosplay Stage

    cosplaying anime: big eyes, crazy swords, and little details

    Are you curious about cosplaying your favorite anime character?! Come join SuperKayce is a cosplay 101 panel directly based around the anime fandom! Bring your questions and get some answers! 

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 20173:30 PM - 4:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    red dragon martial arts

    Team Red Dragon is a Martial Arts Performance Team that mixes the different skills of martial arts and karate such as weapons, forms, board breaking and fight choreography to create an exciting routine!  

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 20173:30 PM - 4:00 PM location: KIDS STAGE

    fauxchella – music and puppet show with jumpin’ jamie and paul mcginnis

    A kindie rock music festival featuring a lineup of original puppet characters. Get ready to participate as we do interactive games and a puppet demo where you might be the star of the show!

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 20173:30 PM - 4:15 PM location: Room 113ABC

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

    Dammit, Janet, I love you! The original Brad Majors is here to talk about his experiences in The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Spin City and more! Is The Scorpion King 4: The Quest for Power your favorite movie? Well, now’s your chance to ask Barry Bostwick about his role in it! 

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 20173:30 PM - 5:00 PM location: Room 102AB

    sci-fi speed dating session

    Ladies and Gentlemen! Are you tired of lookin' for love in Alderaan places?  We have the solution!  Sci-Fi Speed Dating is returning to Philly!  Sign up at booth #2416!

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 20173:30 PM - 5:15 PM location: Nutter Theater (Room 114)

    68 kill (philadelphia premiere)

    D: Trent Haaga | W: Trent Haaga

    A hard-working man's inability to say no to beautiful women gets him in trouble when he agrees to steal $68,000.

    Included in Horrorfest All Access Badge or Purchase Individual $12 Screening Tickets Here

    Note: All Wizard World Philadelphia 4-day and VIP tickets include full access to Horrorfest for FREE!

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 20174:00 PM - 4:30 PM location: KIDS STAGE

    princess productions

    Kids and families come join our beautiful princesses at the Kid’s Stage for interactive storytelling, sing a longs, dance parties and princess training.

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 20174:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    you can learn to draw in 30 minutes!

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

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 20174:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: Room 109AB

    history of voltron

    Take five space explorers, add a dash of royalty & a pinch of humor, stir well & form Voltron. We'll look at the history of Voltron. From Beast Go Lion to the reboot that’s taking the fandom by storm. So activate those interlocks, connect your dynotherms, make sure your infracels are up, & point your mega-thrusters to go.

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 20174:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: Room 107AB

    all about wonder woman: with wonder woman’s amy chu, wonder woman & psychology’s lynn zubernis, batman & psychology’s travis langley & dazzler’s danny fingeroth

    WONDER WOMAN debuted in 1941’s Sensation Comics #8, establishing herself as the first important female superhero. With the just-opened Wonder Woman movie on everybody’s minds, comics writer Amy Chu (Wonder Woman; Deadpool), psychologists Travis Langley (Batman & Psychology; Wonder Woman Psychology) and Lynn Zubernis (Wonder Woman Psychology; Fan Culture) and writer and editor Danny Fingeroth (author of Superman on the Couch: What Superheroes Really Tell Us About Ourselves and Our Society; longtime writer of The Dazzler and co-creator of Spider-Woman) take you on a slideshow-guided tour of highlights of the Amazon Princess’s career in comics, on TV and in the movies! 

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 20174:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: Ballroom AB

    not your grandpa's archie: a conversation with the cast of "riverdale"

    Straight from the hit CW show "Riverdale," it's KJ Apa (Archie), Lili Reinhart (Bettie), Camila Mendes (Veronica) and Cole Sprouse (Jughead). The cast of your new favorite guilty pleasure is here to dish on all the drama - both onscreen and off!

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 20174:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: Room 108AB

    +2 comedy presents: game the gamer

    Four Contestants.  Three video games.  One prize.  Sounds straightforward, right?  But when cheating is encouraged and sabotage is in the rules, the tables can turn at any minute.  Be a part of the fun before the Official YouTube launch.

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 20174:30 PM - 5:00 PM location: KIDS STAGE

    penny and the puppettes

    Penny and the Puppettes perform live musical shows with singing, dancing, puppets, and lots of crowd participation!

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 20174:30 PM - 5:15 PM location: Room 103AB

    landing your creative and cross-platform career!

    How do you open the door that leads to a professional creative career? What about changing careers when you've already climbed the corporate ladder? And for students, how do you know where to focus your study? Hard questions with varying answers. Whether you dream about world building leading up to professional authorship, drawing turning into full-time concept design, gamer turned game developer, or storyteller to screenwriter, our special guest speakers Genese Davis (Author: The Holder's Dominion), Fran Wilde (Updraft) and Joe McGee (Peanut Butter and Brains) will divulge their secret tips and tricks for creative entrepreneurs. This panel will share how they became successful, professional creators and offer bundles of advice including how to hold down the day job while also pursuing a creative profession!

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 20174:30 PM - 5:15 PM location: Room 113ABC

    he’s dynamite: a conversation with jon heder

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

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 20174:30 PM - 6:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    the zings band

    “The Zings” are Philadelphia’s pop cover band. In 2013 five musicians from four established bands combined forces to create this high-energy party band.

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 20175:00 PM - 5:30 PM location: KIDS STAGE

    princess productions

    Kids and families come join our beautiful princesses at the Kid’s Stage for interactive storytelling, sing a longs, dance parties and princess training.

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 20175:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    drawing disney with clinton hobart

    Learning to draw the Disney way with Clinton Hobart!

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 20175:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: Ballroom AB

    the age of bettany: a conversation with paul bettany

    He's the man behind The Vision and the voice of J.A.R.V.I.S. in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He was Geoffrey Chaucer in "A Knight's Tale" and (SPOILERS!) the imaginary dude in "A Beautiful Mind." He's also Mr. Jennifer Connelly. So you're definitely going to want to come check out this Q&A.

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 20175:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: Room 109AB

    cosplay rule 63

    The difficult navigating of gender-bent and cross-play cosplay and how it affects us vs how others perceive the costume. We have all been there. People within your own community cutting you down verbally b/c your cosplay is off, or maybe not as refined as others or even store bought. Drag in cosplay, performance, regular cosplay, is there a line? How is the social etiquette when you cosplay in Drag. Learn the ins and outs of proper cosplay social etiquette and respect, how to combat the haters, how to support each other, and how to come to one another’s defense.

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 20175:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: Room 107AB

    how to promote yourself, the brand and the comic you created

    Mike Watson, the most enthusiastic man in comics and one half of the Masters of Self Promotion will give you tips how to make your voice heard at the comic con. Giving tips of how to interact before, during and after the show.

    Using your social media to your advantage, pushing the limits of interaction, using your voice at the con, and ending with great reflection after the show is over. 

    Bring your creator tool box with you because Mike will stock you with plenty of tools to build your comic brand.

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 20175:00 PM - 6:30 PM location: Cosplay Stage

    greggo presents: the pokémon game show

    Four players battle each other in a test of knowledge about all things Pokémon! Answering questions correctly gives them control of our game board where they will face all sorts of challenges! The winner has a shot at becoming immortalized as Champion of the con! About 90% of the questions will come from the first three generations of Pokémon games…be there at the beginning of the panel if you want a chance to play!

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 20175:30 PM - 6:00 PM location: KIDS STAGE

    fauxchella – music and puppet show with jumpin’ jamie and paul mcginnis

    A kindie rock music festival featuring a lineup of original puppet characters. Get ready to participate as we do interactive games and a puppet demo where you might be the star of the show!

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 20175:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: Room 108AB

    nerdprov

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

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 20175:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: Room 103AB

    hispanics in comics

    Dive into the world of El Arto with the "Mariachi" creators Chris Sanchez and John Marroquin. Discover the origins of their hit comic Mariachi and how they blend influences from their culture to bring a new spin a classic revenge love story.

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 20175:45 PM - 7:30 PM location: Nutter Theater (Room 114)

    dark signal (u.s. premiere)

    D: Edward Evers-Swindell | W: Edward Evers-Swindell, Antony Jones

    The spirit of a murdered girl returns with the message for the staff of a local radio station.

    Included in Horrorfest All Access Badge or Purchase Individual $12 Screening Tickets Here

    Note: All Wizard World Philadelphia 4-day and VIP tickets include full access to Horrorfest for FREE!

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 20176:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: Ballroom AB

    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, Pokémon, 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, Jun. 3, 20176:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    secrets of visual storytelling: top artists draw comics with longshot’s arthur adams, spider-man’s mike mckone, dr. who’s simon fraser, & faust’s tim vigil

    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 Arthur Adams (X-Men; Longshot), Mike McKone (Spider-Man, Justice League United), Simon Fraser (Judge Dredd; Dr. Who) and Tim Vigil (Faust, Book of M) as they pull back the curtain and tell you what it’s really like to be a comics artist! Danny Fingeroth (How to Create Comics from Script to Print; Spider-Man) moderates. ARTISTS WILL RAFFLE OFF THE ARTWORK THEY DRAW AT THE PANEL TO AUDIENCE MEMBERS!

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 20176:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: Room 109AB

    dealing with murder-hoboes in tabletop rpgs

    Are your PCs more likely to kill their quest-giver and loot his corpse than actually take on the quest?  Are they often forced to camp outside of towns because they murdered another blacksmith instead of paying for equipment?  Are they actually not heroes at all, but murder-hoboes that stab their way through the carefully-laid adventure with no regard for anything that isn't experience points or treasure?  Captain Mike discusses some methods of curbing the murder-hobo tendency before it starts, and also ways to deal with murder-hoboes that are running amok in your game worlds.

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 20176:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: Room 107AB

    lgbt responsibility in comics and pop culture

    Are publishing houses, Cable Stations, and Movie Studios really listening to the LGBT community for flushed out non throw away characters? Are they pandering, or investing in the LGBT and Diversity Community. Discuss the advancement of LGBT minorities, and diversity issues in pop culture and how we as a comic book pop culture geek community can get involved as readers, activist, patrons, defenders, and/or supporters.

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 20176:00 PM - 7:30 PM location: Room 102AB

    sci-fi speed dating session

    Ladies and Gentlemen! Are you tired of lookin' for love in Alderaan places?  We have the solution!  Sci-Fi Speed Dating is returning to Philly!  Sign up at booth #2416!

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 20176:30 PM - 7:15 PM location: Room 103AB

    supernatural psychology—family don’t end with blood

    The CW series Supernatural just keeps going as fans follow the adventures of two monster-hunting brothers on a never-ending road trip. How can they cope with tragedy, loss, addiction, and fear to become heroes who do the right thing? And what’s different about the “Supernatural Family” of fans? Travis Langley (Supernatural Psychology: Roads Less Traveled; The Walking Dead Psychology: Psych of the Living Dead), Lynn S. Zubernis (Family Don’t End with Blood; Supernatural Psychology), Tammy Breene, Vicky Ann McCoy (West Chester University in Pennsylvania), and Julia G. Zapcic (Our Shared Universe) discuss what drives the Winchester brothers and their many fans.

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 20177:00 PM - 9:00 PM location: Ballroom AB

    wizard world costume contest

    Hosted by our very own superheroes Victor Dandridge and Brit Bliss, the Wizard World Comic Con Costume Contest is no joke. The best of the best will be dressed to impress in their superhero & pop culture finest, so be prepared for some serious cosplay. Grab your buddies and suit up to take a chance at bringing home the gold! Categories include Best in Show, Best Male/Female Heroes, Best Male/Female Villains, Best Group, Best Anime along with exclusive categories of Best Tekken & Wonder Women cosplay!

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

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 20177:00 PM - 11:00 PM location: Trocadero Theatre - 1003 Arch St. Philadelphia, PA 19107

    galactic empire live performance

    A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.... actually fairly recently - a new heavy metal band was formed by some of the most infamous and feared villains in the galaxy. Introducing GALACTIC EMPIRE. 

    The band performs classic pieces from the iconic soundtrack of the Star Wars films written by John Williams. 

    Doors open at 7:00 PM show starts at 8:00 PM 

    All ages event

    Buy Tickets Here

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 20179:00 PM - 2:00 AM location: Underground Arts - 1200 Callowhill St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

    special wizard world horror fest event

    Dream Warriors (Featuring Live Commentary w/ Heather Langenkamp & surprise guest & a live performance by Don Dokken)

    D: Chuck Russell | W: Wes Craven, Bruce Wagner, Frank Darabont, Chuck Russell

    Survivors of undead serial killer Freddy Krueger - who stalks his victims in their dreams - learn to take control of their own dreams in order to fight back.

    9:00 PM Dream Warriors Screening

    11:00 PM - Don Dokken Performance

    12:00 PM - Midnight Screening THE BLOB (1988)

    D: Chuck Russell | W: Chuck Russell, Frank Darabont

    Remake of the 1958 horror sci-fi about a deadly blob from another planet which consumes everyone in its path.

    Included in Horrorfest All Access Badge or Purchase your $19.50 Tickets Here!

    Note: All Wizard World Philadelphia 4-day and VIP tickets include full access to Horrorfest for FREE!

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 20179:00 PM - 11:00 PM location: Nutter Theater (Room 114)

    rocky horror picture show extravaganza

    Wizard World has teamed up with legendary film producer Lou Adler, FOX Studios and the Rocky Horror Fan Club to bring you a special event, an evening screening of the original Rocky Horror Picture Show movie with a special introduction from Brad, himself Barry Bostwick! plus the local shadowcast is a combination ofHome of Happiness' and 'Transylvanian Nipple Productions' Shadow Casts, and a display of original props and costumes from the movie! Get the best seats in the house for this special event performance!

    Purchase Tickets Here!

    Please Note: Wizard World Admissions/Horrorfest Badge DOES NOT include entry to Rocky Horror Picture Show Extravanganza! Separate tickets must be purchased for the event.

  • Saturday, Jun. 3, 201710:00 PM - 2:00 AM location: Field House - 1150 Filbert St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

    field house 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 Field House After Party! $4 drinks special & NO COVER CHARGE! Ages 21+

  • Sunday, Jun. 4, 20179:45 AM - 10:45 AM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    the wmd’s band

    The WMDs are a multi-talented cover band based out of New York City. Since forming in 2004 the band has garnered a national audience with residencies at some of the biggest (and most demanding) clubs throughout the United States.

  • Sunday, Jun. 4, 201710:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    wizard world horror fest

    A three day horror film festival in tandem with Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia, and in partnership with www.BloodyDisgusting.com, horror's biggest website.  The festival will feature special guest Q&A's, horror icons, film premieres, repertory event screenings, meet & greets with actors, writers, directors and more. Individual screening tickets will go on sale Wednesday, May 17th in conjunction with the full schedule release.

    Click Here to Purchase your All Access Badge and Individual Screening Tickets!
    - Access to all screenings including the Don Dokken show at Underground Arts. 

    *Does not include entry to Rocky Horror Picture Show Extravanganza! (Purchase Separate Tickets Here!)

    Note: All Wizard World Philadelphia 4-day and VIP tickets include full access to Horrorfest for FREE!

  • Sunday, Jun. 4, 201710:30 AM - 11:00 AM location: KIDS STAGE

    penny and the puppettes

    Penny and the Puppettes perform live musical shows with singing, dancing, puppets, and lots of crowd participation!

  • Sunday, Jun. 4, 201711:00 AM - 11:30 AM location: KIDS STAGE

    rogue alliance jedi training

    Calling all Kids!! Come join Rogue Alliance as they teach you the techniques to become a true Jedi. 

  • Sunday, Jun. 4, 201711:00 AM - 11:45 AM location: Ballroom AB

    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, Pokémon, 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, Jun. 4, 201711:00 AM - 11:45 AM location: Room 107AB

    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, Jun. 4, 201711:00 AM - 11:45 AM location: Room 109AB

    cosplay/convention photography 101

    Are you interested in getting into photography at conventions? Are you a cosplayer or costumer who wants to work with a photographer but you're not sure how to choose who to work with? Do you just like looking at awesome cosplay photos? Come join WildSpice Photography and Nerdbro102 Cosplay as we discuss the basics of cosplay/convention photography, photography etiquette, how to choose a photographer, and get perspectives from the photographer and model's point of view!

  • Sunday, Jun. 4, 201711:00 AM - 12:15 PM location: Room 102AB

    sci-fi speed dating session: lgbtpq

    Ladies and Gentlemen! Are you tired of lookin' for love in Alderaan places?  We have the solution!  Sci-Fi Speed Dating is returning to Philly!  Sign up at booth #2416!

  • Sunday, Jun. 4, 201711:00 AM - 12:40 PM location: Nutter Theater (Room 114)

    let me make you a martyr

    D: Corey Asraf, John Swab | W: John Swab, Corey Asraf

    A cerebral revenge film about two adopted siblings who fall in love, and hatch a plan to kill their abusive father, Starring Marilyn Manson.

    Included in Horrorfest All Access Badge or Purchase Individual $12 Screening Tickets Here

    Note: All Wizard World Philadelphia 4-day and VIP tickets include full access to Horrorfest for FREE!

  • Sunday, Jun. 4, 201711:00 AM - 3:00 PM location: KIDS ZONE

    free sock puppet workshop

    Come make a custom sock puppet at Jumpin' Jamie Entertainment's booth. You choose the color, eyes, etc. and get to take home a one of a kind creation!

  • Sunday, Jun. 4, 201711:00 AM - 3:00 PM location: KIDS ZONE

    free face painting!!!

    FREE for all KIDS!!!

  • Sunday, Jun. 4, 201711:15 AM - 12:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    rock it man entertainment dueling piano show

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

  • Sunday, Jun. 4, 201711:30 AM - 12:00 PM location: KIDS STAGE

    fauxchella – music and puppet show with jumpin’ jamie and paul mcginnis

    A kindie rock music festival featuring a lineup of original puppet characters. Get ready to participate as we do interactive games and a puppet demo where you might be the star of the show!

  • Sunday, Jun. 4, 201711:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: Cosplay 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, Jun. 4, 201711:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: Room 113ABC

    the outsiders come in: a conversation with ralph macchio and c. thomas howell

    Learn behind the scenes stories from cinema classics like ‘The Outsiders’, ‘The Karate Kid’ and ‘E.T.’ from the stars that lived it.  

  • Sunday, Jun. 4, 201712:00 PM - 12:30 PM location: KIDS STAGE

    rogue alliance jedi training

    Calling all Kids!! Come join Rogue Alliance as they teach you the techniques to become a true Jedi. 

  • Sunday, Jun. 4, 201712:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    you can learn to draw in 30 minutes!

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

  • Sunday, Jun. 4, 201712:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: Ballroom AB

    what's life without a companion: a conversation with billie piper and pearl mackie

    Billie Piper's Rose Tyler was the Doctor's first companion in the Nu Who era, and Pearl Mackie's Bill Potts is the latest. It's like we've come full circle...unless you think of time as a big ball of wibbly wobbly time-y wime-y stuff, of course. At any rate, come ask these two lovely ladies your questions about all things Doctor Who and beyond!

  • Sunday, Jun. 4, 201712:00 PM - 2:00 PM location: Cosplay Stage

    greggo’s new pokémon game show: pointless

    Are you ready for a new twist on Pokémon trivia? Greggo’s new game show asks questions that were put to 100 people prior to the show, and the object of the game is for contestants to come up with the answers those people DIDN’T say. The more obscure your answers, the lower you’ll score…and that’s the point of Pointless! If you’d like to be a contestant, make sure you’re there at the beginning and make sure you have a teammate!  There will be some play-in questions that our potential contestants will need to answer in order to make it onto the show!

  • Sunday, Jun. 4, 201712:30 PM - 1:00 PM location: KIDS STAGE

    penny and the puppettes

    Penny and the Puppettes perform live musical shows with singing, dancing, puppets, and lots of crowd participation!

  • Sunday, Jun. 4, 201712:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: Room 103AB

    start your creativity engines

    Having trouble revving up your creativity engine? Creating worlds and characters can be a daunting idea. However, with the right tools and inspiration, writer's block or any creative block can be demolished! Join Genese Davis (The Holder's Dominion) and Jon McGoran (Zombies vs Robots) as they divulge their tips and tricks for completing a manuscript or any artistic project. Learn the easiest ways to build fictional worlds, the essentials for storytelling, and how gender and genre sometimes conflict or combine in interesting ways. The wonderful world of art, writing, and creativity can become your oasis!

  • Sunday, Jun. 4, 201712:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: Room 107AB

    the business of art with rob schamberger

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

  • Sunday, Jun. 4, 201712:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: Room 113ABC

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

    Join Holly and Brian for a Charmed conversation!

  • Sunday, Jun. 4, 20171:00 PM - 1:30 PM location: KIDS STAGE

    princess productions

    Kids and families come join our beautiful princesses at the Kid’s Stage for interactive storytelling, sing a longs, dance parties and princess training.

  • Sunday, Jun. 4, 20171:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: Room 107AB

    words into pictures: how to write comics with wonder woman’s amy chu, spider-man noir’s fabrice sapolsky, the red hook’s dean haspiel & darkhawk’s danny fingeroth

    Accomplished comics writers Amy Chu (Wonder Woman; Deadpool), Dean Haspiel (The Red Hook; Billy Dogma), Fabrice Sapolsky (Spider-Man Noir; Intertwined) 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, Jun. 4, 20171:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: Ballroom AB

    she's a marvel: a conversation with famke janssen

    She was Jean Grey in the "X-Men" movies before that girl from "Game of Thrones" ever even *thought* of joining with the Phoenix Force and destroying the world. The star of all three "Taken" films, the Netflix original series "Hemlock Grove" and ABC's "How to Get Away with Murder" is here. Make sure to ask her about playing Xenia Onatopp in "Goldeneye." Or don't. We just wanted to write "Xenia Onatopp."

  • Sunday, Jun. 4, 20171:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: Room 109AB

    behind the mask of doom: meet ivy doomkitty q&a

    Have you ever wondered how Ivy began in the world of cosplay, what struggles she faced, or how she makes each costume? Find out how she went from having a lack of self confidence, to becoming the champion of the cospositive movement and body acceptance! Get these questions answered and more! Open Q&A to follow.

  • Sunday, Jun. 4, 20171:00 PM - 2:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    rogue alliance light saber performance

    Rogue Alliance is a light saber stage choreography performance troupe bringing you thrilling light saber shows. Shows have ranged from highly elaborate multimedia presentations, to personal narrative based shows. 

  • Sunday, Jun. 4, 20171:00 PM - 2:30 PM location: Room 102AB

    sci-fi speed dating session

    Ladies and Gentlemen! Are you tired of lookin' for love in Alderaan places?  We have the solution!  Sci-Fi Speed Dating is returning to Philly!  Sign up at booth #2416!

  • Sunday, Jun. 4, 20171:00 PM - 3:00 PM location: Nutter Theater (Room 114)

    super dark times (philadelphia premiere)

    D: Kevin Phillips | W: Ben Collins, Luke Piotrowski

    The '90s-set feature follows two teenage boys as they attempt to cover up a gruesome accident.

    Included in Horrorfest All Access Badge or Purchase Individual $12 Screening Tickets Here

    Note: All Wizard World Philadelphia 4-day and VIP tickets include full access to Horrorfest for FREE!

  • Sunday, Jun. 4, 20171:30 PM - 2:00 PM location: KIDS STAGE

    fauxchella – music and puppet show with jumpin’ jamie and paul mcginnis

    A kindie rock music festival featuring a lineup of original puppet characters. Get ready to participate as we do interactive games and a puppet demo where you might be the star of the show!

  • Sunday, Jun. 4, 20171:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: Room 103AB

    villains: 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) and Jon McGoran (Zombies vs Robots) will share their perspectives and creative process including what key ingredients they focus on when creating vicious characters. Don't miss this thrilling discussion.

  • Sunday, Jun. 4, 20171:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: Room 113ABC

    buffy turns 20! a conversation with james marsters, nicholas brendon and emma caulfield

    #Buffyturns20 Join the conversation!

  • Sunday, Jun. 4, 20172:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: Ballroom AB

    join his social network: a conversation with jesse eisenberg

    The man who's played evil geniuses like Lex Luthor and Mark Zuckerberg  is here to tell you about voicing Blu in "Rio," hanging out with Emma Stone and Woody Harrelson in "Zombieland" and fighting DC's most powerful heroes in "Justice League." Also, when you weren't looking he took 40 cakes. That's as many as four tens. And that's terrible.

  • Sunday, Jun. 4, 20172:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    drawing disney with clinton hobart

    Learning to draw the Disney way with Clinton Hobart!

  • Sunday, Jun. 4, 20172:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    wizard world kid’s costume contest

    Calling all kids ages 13 and under to come out and strut your stuff at the Wizard World Comic Con Kids Costume Contest! You won’t want to miss this Kodak moment packed with a whole lot of fun, laughs and prizes for all participants! (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, Jun. 4, 20172:30 PM - 3:00 PM location: KIDS STAGE

    penny and the puppettes

    Penny and the Puppettes perform live musical shows with singing, dancing, puppets, and lots of crowd participation!

  • Sunday, Jun. 4, 20172:30 PM - 3:15 PM location: Room 103AB

    make a nerdy living

    "Follow your passion and you will never work a day in your life." You hear many versions of that idea, but what does it really take to make a living following your passions? Is it about persistence, determination, talent, skill, or who you know? Dr. Travis Langley (Star Trek Psychology: The Mental Frontier; Doctor Who Psychology: A Madman with a Box) asks a panel of experts how they brought their passions and their professional pursuits together to make a nerdy living: Tanea Hoffman (Little Known Pyro Designs), Zuwena Mshale (leather & jewelry design), Alex Reale (The Storyworld Saga), and Christopher Walter (Cowboys and Robitussin). Find out how doing the things you love can pay the bills.

  • Sunday, Jun. 4, 20172:30 PM - 4:00 PM location: Cosplay Stage

    greggo’s game shows: anime press your luck

    Get ready, it’s time for the game show with lots of Whammies and lots of Big Bucks!  Three players will answer questions to earn spins on our big board which is loaded with goodies, prizes and cash to spend in our prize coffers, but be careful!  There are also some Whammies that would love to take everything away!  Only the player with the most bucks at the end of the game gets to keep it all and maybe come back next year and do it again!

  • Sunday, Jun. 4, 20173:30 PM - 5:00 PM location: Nutter Theater (Room 114)

    found footage 3d (philadelphia premiere)

    D: Steven DeGennaro | W: Steven DeGennaro

    A group of filmmakers sets out to make the first 3D found footage horror movie, but find themselves IN a found footage horror movie when the evil entity from their film escapes into their behind-the-scenes footage. Winner of Bruce Campbell Horror Festival, Chicago 2016!

    Included in Horrorfest All Access Badge or Purchase Individual $12 Screening Tickets Here

    Note: All Wizard World Philadelphia 4-day and VIP tickets include full access to Horrorfest for FREE!

  • Sunday, Jun. 4, 20173:30 PM - 5:00 PM location: Room 102AB

    sci-fi speed dating session

    Ladies and Gentlemen! Are you tired of lookin' for love in Alderaan places?  We have the solution!  Sci-Fi Speed Dating is returning to Philly!  Sign up at booth #2416!