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Charlie Sheen, Dean Cain, James Marsters Q&A’s, Creative Panels Head Programming At Wizard World Comic Con Des Moines, May 19-21; Included With Any Admission

DES MOINES, Iowa, May 10, 2017 - Q&A sessions with standout celebrities Charlie Sheen (Hot Shots, “Two and a Half Men”), Dean Cain (“Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,” “Supergirl”), Barry Bostwick (Rocky Horror Picture Show, “Spin City”), James Marsters (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Vidiots”) and others, “Pokémon,” and other gaming-themed panels, storytelling and comics creator sessions, adult and kids costume contests, after parties and cosplay panels highlight the programming offerings at Wizard World Comic Con Des Moines, May 19-21 at the Iowa Events Center. Most programming is included as part of the standard event admission and is in addition to the live entertainment options (magic, dancing, music, etc.) all weekend.

Some highlights of the more than 50 panels scheduled include:

  • Interactive Q&A sessions with Sheen (Saturday, 12:30 p.m.), Marsters (Saturday, 3:30 p.m.), Cain (Saturday, 5 p.m.), Bostwick (Saturday, 2 p.m.), Marina Sirtis (“Star Trek: The Next Generation,” Saturday, noon), Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite, Blades of Glory, Saturday, 1:30 p.m.), Holly Marie Combs (“Charmed,” “Pretty Little Liars,” Saturday, 2:30 p.m.), Micky Dolenz (“The Monkees,” Sunday, 1 p.m.) and Cas Anvar (Sunday, 2 p.m.).

  • Wrestler panels featuring WWE® Superstars Seth Rollins® (Sunday, 11 a.m.) and Alexa Bliss™ (Sunday, 10 a.m.)

  • Creator-themed hours featuring industry superstars Phil Hester (“The Wretch,” “Green Arrow”), Danny Fingeroth (“Spider-Man,” “Iron Man”), Barbara Slate (“Beauty and the Beast,” “Archie”), Victor Dandridge (“The Samaritan,” “Origins Unknown”), Anthony G. Wedgeworth (“Advanced Dungeons & Dragons”), Clinton Hobart (licensed Disney fine artist) and many others.

  • Pop culture topically themed panels such as “Only Sheep Eat Rotten Tomatoes” with Dandridge (Friday, 5 p.m.), “Everything You Need To Know About Spider-Man And The Vulture” (Friday, 6 p.m.), “Back to the Future: Adventures in a DeLorean Time Machine” with Terry and Oliver Holler (Saturday, 4:30 p.m.), “Anime Trivia” (Sunday, 2 p.m.)

  • “Name that Pokémon” (Friday, 7:45 p.m.) with cosplayer SuperKayce

  • Video gaming free play all three days, featuring Street Fighter V, Tekken 7 and Super Smash Bros. Wii U and more, at the dedicated gaming area

  • Kids programming all three days, including magic face painting, balloon animals, celebrity storytelling, superhero dance tournaments, ventriloquism, learn to draw, gaming tournaments (and Kids 10 and under are free every day with paid adult)

  • World-famous Wizard World Comic Con Adult Costume Contest, Saturday at 7 p.m. and Kids Costume Contests on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.

  • Cosplay with special guests Brit Bliss, SuperKayce, Princess Morgan and Knightmage, throughout the weekend

Unless noted, programming events take place in the designated General Programming Rooms or show floor stages at the convention center. VIP tickets or additional costs may apply to ensure access to select activities, as noted.

Charlie Sheen, Dean Cain, James Marsters Q&A’s, Creative Panels Head Programming At Wizard World Comic Con Des Moines, May 19-21; Included With Any Admission