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Philadelphia

Jun 1, 2, 3, 4, 2017

Show Details

Location

Pennsylvania Convention Center
1101 Arch Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107

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Hours

Thursday, Jun 1, 2017 - 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday, Jun 2, 2017 - 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Saturday, Jun 3, 2017 - 10:00am - 7:00pm
Sunday, Jun 4, 2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Celebrity Guests

TALENT SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Charlie Sheen and Millie Bobby Brown 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

Photo Ops Autographs More info
Chuck Norris

Chuck Norris

Saturday
Delta Force Code Of SilenceMissing In ActionWalker

Chuck Norris

Celebrity Guests

Saturday
Delta Force Code Of SilenceMissing In Action

Photo Ops Autographs More info
Gene Simmons

Gene Simmons

Friday - Saturday
KISS

Gene Simmons

Celebrity Guests Entertainment Guests

Friday - Saturday
KISS

Photo Ops Autographs VIP Admission More info
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

Photo Ops Autographs More info
Famke Janssen

Famke Janssen

Saturday - Sunday
X-Men

Famke Janssen

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday
X-Men

Photo Ops Autographs More info
Paul Wesley

Paul Wesley

Saturday
The Vampire Diaries

Paul Wesley

Celebrity Guests

Saturday
The Vampire Diaries

Photo Ops Autographs More info
Karen Gillan

Karen Gillan

Friday - Saturday
Doctor Who • Guardians of the Galaxy

Karen Gillan

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Saturday
Doctor Who • Guardians of the Galaxy

Photo Ops Autographs More info
WWE® Superstar Alexa Bliss™

WWE® Superstar Alexa Bliss™

Saturday
WWE® Superstar

WWE® Superstar Alexa Bliss™

Celebrity Guests

Saturday
WWE® Superstar

Photo Ops Autographs More info
WWE® Superstar Bray Wyatt™

WWE® Superstar Bray Wyatt™

Friday
WWE Superstars

WWE® Superstar Bray Wyatt™

Celebrity Guests

Friday
WWE Superstars

Photo Ops Autographs More info
WWE® Superstars The Hardy Boyz™

WWE® Superstars The Hardy Boyz™

Thursday
WWE Superstars

WWE® Superstars The Hardy Boyz™

Celebrity Guests

Thursday
WWE Superstars

Photo Ops Autographs More info
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

Photo Ops Autographs More info
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

Photo Ops Autographs More info
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

Photo Ops Autographs More info
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

Photo Ops Autographs More info
KJ Apa

KJ Apa

Saturday - Sunday
Riverdale

KJ Apa

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday
Riverdale

Photo Ops Autographs More info
Camila Mendes

Camila Mendes

Saturday - Sunday
Riverdale

Camila Mendes

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday
Riverdale

Photo Ops Autographs More info
Lili Reinhart

Lili Reinhart

Saturday - Sunday
Riverdale

Lili Reinhart

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday
Riverdale

Photo Ops Autographs More info
Jon Heder

Jon Heder

Saturday - Sunday
Napoleon Dynamite

Jon Heder

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday
Napoleon Dynamite

Photo Ops Autographs More info
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

Photo Ops Autographs More info
Sean Gunn

Sean Gunn

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

Sean Gunn

Celebrity Guests

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

Photo Ops Autographs More info
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

Photo Ops Autographs More info
Brian Krause

Brian Krause

Friday - Sunday
Charmed

Brian Krause

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
Charmed

Photo Ops Autographs More info
Gregg Sulkin

Gregg Sulkin

Saturday - Sunday
Pretty Little Liars • Marvel's Runaways

Gregg Sulkin

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday
Pretty Little Liars • Marvel's Runaways

Photo Ops Autographs More info
Kristy Swanson

Kristy Swanson

Friday - Sunday
Buffy the Vampire Slayer [1992 Film]

Kristy Swanson

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
Buffy the Vampire Slayer [1992 Film]

Photo Ops Autographs More info
Nichelle Nichols

Nichelle Nichols

Friday - Sunday
Star Trek [Uhura]

Nichelle Nichols

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
Star Trek [Uhura]

Photo Ops Autographs VIP Admission More info
James Marsters

James Marsters

Thursday - Sunday
Buffy the Vampire Slayer [Spike]

James Marsters

Celebrity Guests

Thursday - Sunday
Buffy the Vampire Slayer [Spike]

Photo Ops Autographs More info
Nicholas Brendon

Nicholas Brendon

Thursday - Sunday
Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Nicholas Brendon

Celebrity Guests

Thursday - Sunday
Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Photo Ops Autographs More info
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

Photo Ops Autographs More info
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

Photo Ops Autographs More info
Ralph Macchio

Ralph Macchio

Friday - Sunday
The Karate Kid • The Outsiders • My Cousin Vinny

Ralph Macchio

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
The Karate Kid • The Outsiders • My Cousin Vinny

Photo Ops Autographs More info
C. Thomas Howell

C. Thomas Howell

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

C. Thomas Howell

Celebrity Guests

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

Photo Ops Autographs More info
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

Photo Ops Autographs VIP Admission More info
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

Photo Ops Autographs More info
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

More info
Lex Lang

Lex Lang

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

Lex Lang

Celebrity Guests

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

More info
  • 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, 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, 20177:00 PM - 7:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    cosplay 101

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

  • 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, 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!  

  • 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, 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.

    Horror Fest All Access Badge: $50 (Purchase Badge Here!)
    - 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, 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, 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!

  • 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, 20171:30 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, 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 - 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, 20172:30 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, 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, 20173:30 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, 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, 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, 20175:30 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, 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, 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, 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!

  • 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, 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.

    Horror Fest All Access Badge: $50 (Purchase Badge Here!
    - 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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.

    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, 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, 201711:30 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, 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: Room 107AB

    inside the ring with wwe® superstar alexa bliss®

    Moderated by Ryan Ball (WrestlingAudio.com)

  • 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 - 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, 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, 20171:30 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, 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, 20174:30 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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!

  • 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.

    Horror Fest All Access Badge: $50 (Purchase Badge Here!)
    - 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 201711:30 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, 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, 201712:30 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, 20171:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    let’s draw muppets and ninja turtles!

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

  • Sunday, 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, 20171:30 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, 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, 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, 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!