Nashville Programming

See you next year!

  • Friday, Sep. 8, 20174:15 PM - 5:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    the mad gear band

    The Mad Gear are bad enough dudes to rescue the president, but probably won't due to issues with authority.

  • Friday, Sep. 8, 20175:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: ROOM 204

    start your creativity engines

    Having trouble revving up your creativity engine? Writer's block and general creator's block often succeeds in stalling every type of artist at one time or another, but thankfully, there are creative solutions that can bulldoze those standstill challenges! With the right tools and inspiration, the wonderful world of art, writing, and creativity becomes your oasis. Join Genese Davis (The Holder's Dominion), M.M. Buckner (The Gravity Pilot), Marcus Currie (Sons of Darkness) and Nikki Nelson-Hicks (Jake Istenhegyi: The Accidental Detective) as they divulge their experience when creating worlds and storytelling. Discover the routine, environment, and even networking and collaborative solutions that can bolster creativity and help you complete your artistic endeavors during this fantastic discussion!

  • Friday, Sep. 8, 20175:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    secrets of visual storytelling: top artists draw comics with spider-man’s barry kitson, hulk’s steve geiger and x-men’s mostafa moussa

    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 Barry Kitson (Spider-Man; The Avengers) and Steve Geiger (Spider-Man; Hulk) and incredible inker Mostafa Moussa (X-Men; Godzilla) 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.

  • Friday, Sep. 8, 20175:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: Room 201 AB

    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.

  • Friday, Sep. 8, 20175:30 PM - 6:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    cinema sins trivia game

    Do you believe that you possess one of the greatest minds of movie knowledge? Come test your skills with your friends at Wizard Con's main stage and play pub style trivia presented by Cinemasins.

  • Friday, Sep. 8, 20175:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: ROOM 202AB

    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, Sep. 8, 20176:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: ROOM 204

    science fiction, fantasy, thriller and suspense storytelling

    Having trouble instituting your sci-fi saga? What about your epic fantasy story? Or that heart-pounding thriller? Creating worlds and characters can be a daunting idea. However, with the right tools and inspiration, storytelling and world building hindrances can disappear. Join Genese Davis (The Holder's Dominion), M.M. Buckner (The Gravity Pilot) and Tom Wood (Vendetta Stone) as they unlock their writing process and experiences as creatives.

  • Friday, Sep. 8, 20176:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: Room 201AB

    let’s talk my hero academia!

    My Hero Academia has taken the world by storm! Join SuperKayce in a fan discussion panel about anime’s greatest superheroes! Bring your questions and opinions to discuss with everyone! And don’t forget GO BEYOND PLUS ULTRA!

  • Friday, Sep. 8, 20176:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    wizard world karaoke

    Head over to the Entertainment stage and sing your heart out to some of your favorite tunes!!

  • Friday, Sep. 8, 20176:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    basic wig styling and care

    Wigs are becoming more and more used in cosplay as the years go by. But the knowledge on where to purchase, how to care for, is still a bit puzzling. In this panel we’ll go over various types of wigs, places they can be purchased, and how to care for them so they last you a long time! International Award Winning Cosplayer Mogchelle, will be leading this panel, which will also include how to create and add hair wefts, gravity defying spikes, crazy curls and more! Learn about various affordable wig and effective wig care and styling products, and how to store your wigs properly!

  • Friday, Sep. 8, 20176:00 PM - 7:30 PM location: ROOM 205

    live sincast

    Come hang out at a live recording of the YouTube Channel Cinema Sins Podcast, SinCast featuring Chris Atkinson, Jeremy Scott, Barret Share and Clerk’s Brian O’ Halloran where they will discuss an array of topics from Movies to Pop Culture and answer fan questions  

  • Friday, Sep. 8, 20176:30 PM - 7:15 PM location: ROOM 202AB

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

    Join Lindi, co-creator of PureFandom.com, to talk about the latest in the land of Westeros. This is your chance to win some awesome ‘Game of Thrones' prizes and talk expert theories now that the show has finally returned. Dragons allowed. Follow @Pure_Fandom on Twitter and Instagram for a sneak peek of prizes!

  • Friday, Sep. 8, 20177:00 PM - 7:15 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    wizard world hall of legends guy gilchrist induction ceremony

    Join us as we induct Nashville native GUY GILCHRIST into the WIZARD WORLD HALL OF LEGENDS! In addition to his early work with Jim Henson's Muppet Babies, we honor Gilchrist as he delights children of all ages worldwide with the Nancy comic strip, as well as for his volunteer efforts at local children's hospitals.

  • Friday, Sep. 8, 20177:00 PM - 7:45 PM location: Room 204

    words into pictures: how to write comics with man of action’s joe casey, origin unknown’s victor dandridge and spider-man’s danny fingeroth

    Accomplished comics writers Joe Casey (Ben 10; SEX), Victor Dandridge (Origin Unknown; The Trouble With Love) 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!

  • Friday, Sep. 8, 20177:00 PM - 7:45 PM location: Room 201AB

    q&a with voice actors sandy fox & lex lang

    Join Voice Actress Sandy Fox whose career has spanned over 25 years in the VO business from voicing Betty Boop to working on The Simpson's, Futurama and King of the Hill, Chibiusa in Sailor Moon, and more! And Veteran Voice actor Lex Lang! Works include Star Wars, Dr. Doom, Neo Cortex, to Creatures in features, Sanosuke to Kenshiro, and more! Come Find out what it's like in a day in the life of these incredible voice actors! Oh! There will be voices!

  • Friday, Sep. 8, 20177:00 PM - 8:30 PM location: Maid Cafe

    enchanted slumber party

    Take a break from the convention mayhem and slip into your PJ’s and relax with the Enchanted Maid Café! Play some board games, sing karaoke, do some arts and crafts, have some snacks, and chill with fellow cosplayers. You don’t want to miss this!

  • Friday, Sep. 8, 20177:15 PM - 7:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    dc cosplay meet-up

    Wizard World would like to introduce Cosplay meetups! Come join us on the stage for a photo session with other DC cosplayers and fans alike.

  • Friday, Sep. 8, 20177:30 PM - 8:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    james morris- songwriter, musician and author

    This two-time Warped Tour artist will be joining us on the Entertainer Stage with an all acoustic alternate rock performance, including his original songs from hit video games, film and TV. Come experience the joined story of two medias, both at our stage and at his booth.  www.jamesmorris.com

  • Friday, Sep. 8, 20177:30 PM - 8:15 PM location: Creative Stage

    creating art with dramatic lighting!

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

  • Friday, Sep. 8, 20178:00 PM - 8:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    cinema sins trivia game

    Do you believe that you possess one of the greatest minds of movie knowledge? Come test your skills with your friends at Wizard Con's main stage and play pub style trivia presented by Cinemasins.

  • Friday, Sep. 8, 20178:00 PM - 8:45 PM location: ROOM 204

    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!

  • Friday, Sep. 8, 20178:00 PM - 8:45 PM location: Room 201AB

    cosplay 101 with wizard world guest cosplayers

    Want to begin cosplaying but don’t know how to get started? Join Brit Bliss, Mogchelle Cosplay, and Carl Martin Cosplay in a discussion that will provide you with a guideline on crafting supplies, wigs, contacts, makeup, etc! Bring your questions for this Q&A and get some answers!

  • Friday, Sep. 8, 20179:30 PM - 11:30 PM location: MS. KELLI’S KARAOKE BAR (207 Printers Alley, Nashville, TN 37201)

    wizard world presents drink n' draw hosted by victor dandridge and karaoke

    For all professional, amateur artists & writers come participate in Drink N' Draw and Karaoke! And if you’re wondering what the event is all about it's as simple as the name, drinking and drawing! Hosted by Victor Dandridge, Creator of Vantage Inhouse Productions. Participate for a chance to win prizes! The night doesn’t end there, show off your vocal skills with Ms. Kelli’s Karaoke until 3am! FREE with your Wizard World wristband.

  • Saturday, Sep. 9, 20179:45 AM - 11:00 AM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    bobby cool band

    Bobby Cool and his band, The Nashville Players, are a high energy group from Nashville, TN who blend the lyrical sensibilities of James Taylor with the current sounds of Zac Brown Band, Eric Church, and Garth Brooks. 

  • Saturday, Sep. 9, 201711:00 AM - 11:30 AM location: Maid Cafe

    meet the maids of the enchanted maid cafe

    Who is the Enchanted Maid Café? Get a chance to meet the maids and hosts. Come and play fun games, activities, and get to know the members of the café. We will see you there, princes and princesses!

  • Saturday, Sep. 9, 201711:00 AM - 11:30 AM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    cinema sins trivia game

    Do you believe that you possess one of the greatest minds of movie knowledge? Come test your skills with your friends at Wizard Con's main stage and play pub style trivia presented by Cinemasins.

  • Saturday, Sep. 9, 201711:00 AM - 11:45 AM location: CREATIVE 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.

  • Saturday, Sep. 9, 201711:00 AM - 1:00 PM location: ROOM 202C

    cosplay workshop: working with worbla

    Worbla is a more commonly known word heard within the cosplay crafting community in armor builds.  But what is it?  How do you use it?  Where can I get it?  Come join internationally award winning cosplayer, Mogchelle, for a hands on workshop so you can try your hand at creating your own piece of armor!  Materials for this workshop will all be provided, and you get to bring home the piece you make!  In this workshop we will go step by step in creating a basic bracer(s) and how to add details to it.  From patterning to forming, this workshop will prepare you for your next steps! (Must Purchase Separate Ticket to the Workshop)

  • Saturday, Sep. 9, 201711:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: Room 201AB

    experience homestuck in-character

    Come join your favorite characters of Homestuck in a Fan run Q&A! Bring your questions and join in the fun!

  • Saturday, Sep. 9, 201711:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    carlos abraham

    Crazy Video Game Pianist plays music for Gamers!

  • Saturday, Sep. 9, 201712:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    how to draw the marvel way

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

  • Saturday, Sep. 9, 201712:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: ROOM 202AB

    indie game design, the early stages

    Join us in a discussion focused on tabletop and video game design. Our creators, The Morris Brothers, James and David (Toast Party 4) will discuss their efforts in developing a new tabletop RPG system and an indie First Person Shooter video game. Join us to talk about the various design stages of tabletop and game development from a creator’s perspective. Q&A will be available at the end of the panel.

  • Saturday, Sep. 9, 201712:15 PM - 12:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    whedonverse cosplay meet-up

    Wizard World would like to introduce Cosplay meetups! Come join us on the stage for a photo session with other Whedonverse cosplayers and fans alike.

  • Saturday, Sep. 9, 201712:30 PM - 1:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    thomas nicholas acoustic performance

    He's thrown a baseball 101 mph, made a pact in high school with his friends, portrayed Walt Disney and went back in time. Soon to be fighting sharks and dealing with real Magic. Did you know he also has a band? Come see Thomas Ian Nicholas from American Pie, Rookie of the Year, Walt Before Micky and A Kid in King Arthur's Court play some tunes.

  • Saturday, Sep. 9, 201712:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: ROOM 204

    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, Sep. 9, 201712:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: ROOM 201AB

    a conversation with aly & aj michalka

    From Platinum-selling recording artists to accomplished television and film actresses, these sisters can seriously do anything! Come join Aly & AJ Michalka while they answer questions from their fans! Moderated by Lindi Smith (PureFandom.com)

  • Saturday, Sep. 9, 20171:00 PM - 1:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    cinema sins trivia game

    Do you believe that you possess one of the greatest minds of movie knowledge? Come test your skills with your friends at Wizard Con's main stage and play pub style trivia presented by Cinemasins.

  • Saturday, Sep. 9, 20171:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: ROOM 202AB

    geektastic careers in video games

    The video games industry is a growing platform teeming with viable avenues for geektastic careers including design, production, art, programming, human relations, public relations, and even podcasting, journalism, literary writing, columns, and broadcasting! Join this discussion with Genese Davis (The Holder's Dominion) and David Corrigan (Digital Hero Games) as they divulge how to break in to the video game industry and the ins and outs for producing quality and unique content.

  • Saturday, Sep. 9, 20171:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    sunnii.day art

    Join local artist and children’s book illustrator Sunnii.Day Art while she doodles and answers questions from the crowd!

  • Saturday, Sep. 9, 20171:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: Davidson Ballroom

    25 years of batman the animated series with kevin conroy and loren lester

    Moderated by Victor Dandridge (Vantage-In-House Productions)

  • Saturday, Sep. 9, 20171:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: ROOM 205

    behind the sins

    Chris Atkinson and Jeremy Scott, creators of the wildly popular YouTube channel Cinema Sins, and the rest of their crew discuss what it takes to sin movies and produce videos on YouTube.

  • Saturday, Sep. 9, 20171:30 PM - 2:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    k-pop / j-pop 101

    Konnichiwa, music lovers! It’s time to put a little pep in your step and shake your groove-thang to some awesome K/J-Pop music. The Enchanted Maid Café will be teaching a dance or two up to the chorus. We hope you come and groove with us in this fun and upbeat panel!

  • Saturday, Sep. 9, 20171:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: Room 201AB

    armor and prop making with carl martin cosplay

    Come join professional Prop Maker and Cosplayer Carl Martin of Shinka Studios as he discusses materials, where to get them, and how to use them to create props and armor from start to finish!

  • Saturday, Sep. 9, 20171:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: ROOM 204

    taking control of your art

    Join NEN and a panel of pro illustrators for tips and tricks in taking control of your art and using it to create business for the independent artist.

  • Saturday, Sep. 9, 20172:00 PM - 2:45 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, Sep. 9, 20172:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: Davidson Ballroom

    an unexpected journey: a conversation with graham mctavish

    Moderated by Lindi Smith (PureFandom.com)

  • Saturday, Sep. 9, 20172:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: Room 202 AB

    superhero psychology: how weakness, trama, & loss become strength, service, and resiliency

    A discussion of the psychology of superheroes from the perspective of post-traumatic growth and resiliency. A panel of mental health professionals who have spoken at previous Cons like San Diego's Comic-Con, HeroesCon, and others, discuss what it really takes to overcome adversity and become a superhero. Using examples of Superheroes, the panel will talk about how trauma, loss, and personal weakness helped shape their character and form them into the heroes they became. We'll also discuss how why some traumatic events turn people into heroes and others into villains. Fans of superhero comics and films will be sure to enjoy the discussion. Format: Panel discussion followed by audience Q&A.

  • Saturday, Sep. 9, 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, Sep. 9, 20172:00 PM - 4:00 PM location: ROOM 202C

    cosplay workshop: mold making and resin casting

    You always hear about something is cast in resin…but just nodded and smiled! Here’s your chance to not only learn what resin is, but the different kinds, their applications, and learn hands on how to use it! Hosted by internationally award winning cosplayer Mogchelle, who’s cast things as small as tiny gems to a life size Chinese Terra Cotta Warrior costume!  We will go from start to finish in this workshop on creating a basic 1 part mold, and using it to cast an object with resin.  You will be supplied with trial kits of mold making material, and resin that you will also be able to bring home to continue practicing what you've learned in the workshop. (Must Purchase Separate Ticket to the Workshop)

  • Saturday, Sep. 9, 20172:30 PM - 3:15 PM location: Room 204

    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!

  • Saturday, Sep. 9, 20172:30 PM - 4:00 PM location: Room 201AB

    everything you want 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.  SPECIAL 90 min FREE Workshop.

  • Saturday, Sep. 9, 20172:45 PM - 3:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    star wars cosplay meet-up

    Wizard World would like to introduce Cosplay meetups! Come join us on the stage for a photo session with other Star Wars cosplayers and fans alike.

  • Saturday, Sep. 9, 20173:00 PM - 3:45 PM location: ROOM 202AB

    modern mythology and urban fantasy: the magic today

    The influence of mythology can be found almost everywhere from superhero movies to our favorite fantasy novel. From the iconic gods of old mythology to the most influential urban fantasy, panelists will share their creative process and how these genres have been a looking glass through which to see the spiritual and ethical realities of our world. How will modern mythologies and urban fantasy affect our heroes stories and ultimately whisper their lore and lessons into future entertainment? Don't miss this thrilling discussion with Genese Davis  (The Holder's Dominion), D. Alan Lewis (The Lightning Bolts of Zeus),Nikki Nelson-Hicks (Jake Istenhegyi: The Accidental Detective) and D.G. Driver (Juniper Sawfeather Series).

  • Saturday, Sep. 9, 20173:00 PM - 3:45 PM location: DAVIDSON BALLROOM

    i assure you they’re open: a clerks conversation with jason mewes and brian o’halloran

    Moderated by Victor Dandridge (Vantage-In-House Productions)

  • Saturday, Sep. 9, 20173:00 PM - 3:45 PM location: Room 205

    buffy slays 20: a conversation with charisma carpenter

    Moderated by Lindi Smith (PureFandom.com)

  • Saturday, Sep. 9, 20173:00 PM - 3:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    artist demo: nen

    Join NEN for a live demonstration and Q&A on her craft.

  • Saturday, Sep. 9, 20173:30 PM - 4:15 PM location: Room 204

    words create worlds: lessons from a storyteller

    If you have ever thought “I want to write a book” or wonder if your story can be told in song but don’t know where to begin or how to continue, this is perfect for you! Aspiring and current writers will want to take part in this interactive workshop to ask questions and learn about what it takes to write a book and be a published author or songwriter! Come and learn about the writing process from author, singer/songwriter, and advocate James Morris (Sky Bound, Water Tower, Surface) as he shares the challenges and excitement that comes with creating new worlds. This workshop will discuss the art of storytelling and share valuable tips, tricks, and organizational skills to help get you started and keep going. Be sure to bring your questions. This workshop is perfect for writers and aspiring writers of all ages.

  • Saturday, Sep. 9, 20173:30 PM - 4:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    five year mission

    Rock out with Five Year Mission as they play original music inspired by Star Trek: The Original Series.

  • Saturday, Sep. 9, 20174:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: ROOM 202AB

    accio potterheads: a ‘harry potter’ fan experience

    Calling all muggles, pure-bloods, half-bloods, and squibs! Board the Hogwarts Express and journey into the ultimate Harry Potter fan experience with your fellow Potterheads. Join Slytherin and PureFandom.com co-founder Lindi Smith for Harry Potter news, a wizard's duel, and plenty of opportunities to win amazing prizes. Follow @Pure_Fandom on Twitter and Instagram to get a sneak peek of prizes!

  • Saturday, Sep. 9, 20174:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    drawing adventure time with sam ellis

    Grab your pencils and draw with Sam!

  • Saturday, Sep. 9, 20174:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: DAVIDSON BALLROOM

    firefly cast reunion with jewel staite, summer glau and sean mahar

    Moderated by Victor Dandridge (Vantage-In-House Productions)

  • Saturday, Sep. 9, 20174:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: Room 205

    this one time at band camp: a converstaion with thomas ian nicholas

    He made a pact with his friends as Kevin Myers in the “American Pie” movies, helped the Cubs win the world series as Henry Rowengartner in “Rookie of the Year, brought the early years of Walt Disney to life in “Walt Before Mickey” and went back in time to save Kate Winslett and Daniel Craig as Calvin Fuller of Reseda in “A Kid in King Arthur's Court.” Come ask your questions about these and find out about what he's doing next! He might even tell you about American Pie 5!  Bring your thinking cap, there will be some trivia with prizes. Moderated by Lani Sarem.

  • Saturday, Sep. 9, 20174:30 PM - 5:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    cinema sins trivia game

    Do you believe that you possess one of the greatest minds of movie knowledge? Come test your skills with your friends at Wizard Con's main stage and play pub style trivia presented by Cinemasins.

  • Saturday, Sep. 9, 20174:30 PM - 5:15 PM location: Room 201 AB

    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.

  • Saturday, Sep. 9, 20174:30 PM - 5:15 PM location: ROOM 204

    geek girl brunch – finding your tribe in the geek universe

    Geek Girl Brunch is a meetup group of ladies who geek out together, typically when good food and drinks are involved. It started with a group of geek girls living in the NYC area, but has spread across the world and to alternate dimensions. There are now over 100 chapters worldwide, with 8.7k members. Active chapters include Memphis and Knoxville, and Nashville/Middle TN will be launching in November 2017. Come if you're interested in joining a safe environment, where identifying geek girls can be themselves, have a voice, network, create friendships, and inspire each other.

  • Saturday, Sep. 9, 20175:00 PM - 5:15 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    marvel cosplay meet-up

    Wizard World would like to introduce Cosplay meetups! Come join us on the stage for a photo session with other Marvel cosplayers and fans alike.

  • Saturday, Sep. 9, 20175:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    funny folks: how to draw humor comics! with nancy’s guy gilchrist and illustrator camron johnson

    Ever wonder how humor artists are able to create characters and stories that leave us laughing like idiots? Here, some of the finest practitioners of the simple art of humor, Guy Gilchrist (Nancy; Muppet Babies) and illustrator Camron Johnson tell and show you how they do it! Moderated by Danny Fingeroth (How to Create Comics from Script to Print; Rough Guide to Graphic Novels).

  • Saturday, Sep. 9, 20175:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: Room 202AB

    casting call: x - men

    The classic Wizard Magazine column returns as an interactive discussion! Victor Dandridge (Vantage-In-House Productions) and special guest Man of Action’s Joe Casey (Officer Downe, Ben 10) will lead the audience in a debate of the best actors and actresses to portray Marvel’s merry mutants. Just remember nothing can be as out there as Danzig as Wolverine!

  • Saturday, Sep. 9, 20175:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: ROOM 205

    music city: creating the playlist of fandom

    A panel of notable writers and producers discuss the process of getting music into film/tv/games AND about how Nashville is one of the biggest hubs for that industry in the country (arguably the biggest). They play and discuss  examples of their work  from the likes of: video games and trailers, Doctor Who, Jack Reacher, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, every single show on the WB, Fox, ABC, and etc. Presented by: Native Magazine and Moderated by: Travis Yetton.

  • Saturday, Sep. 9, 20175:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: ROOM 204

    teaching history through comics

    Have you ever wished that you could have taken a class in high school where the teacher used comic books to teach you the concepts of the class? Come join high school social studies teacher, Drew Van Huss, as he talks about how comic books and superheroes can be used as a way to reach students. Drew will be presenting examples of how he has incorporated comic books and the culture that surrounds them into his classroom.

  • Saturday, Sep. 9, 20175:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: Room 201AB

    introduce me to your obsession!

    What’s the best part of having an obsession? Getting someone else into the thing you love!!!! Come find like-minded fans of your favorite obsession! Mini games and lots of laughs! You might even leave with a new obsession!

  • Saturday, Sep. 9, 20176:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: ROOM 202AB

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

    Join Lindi, co-creator of PureFandom.com for a round of geek trivia! They'll be giving away prizes for winners, including a free comic con day pass and swag from your favorite fandoms like 'Doctor Who', 'Game of Thrones', 'The Walking Dead', Marvel, DC, and more. No need to be a geek expert, this is for geeks of all types. Follow them on Twitter and Instagram @Pure_Fandom for a sneak peek at prizes! Grab a cocktail and join us!

  • Saturday, Sep. 9, 20176:00 PM - 7:00 PM location: Maid Cafe

    battle of the fandoms

    Do you think you have the best fandom? Come join the Enchanted Maid Café and battle for your fandom’s honor! Four different teams representing different fandoms will be competing against one another in a series of challenges and mini-games. These challenges are chosen by contestants and may contain a variety of tasks. The fandom with the most points at the end of the panel wins!

  • Saturday, Sep. 9, 20177:00 PM - 9:00 PM location: DAVIDSON BALLROOM

    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 and Best Anime!

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

  • Saturday, Sep. 9, 20178:00 PM - 10:00 PM location: ACME FEED & SEED (101 Broadway Nashville, TN 37201, 3rd Floor)

    wizard world celebrity concert series presents: thomas ian nicholas band - frat party!

    Thomas Ian Nicholas Band - FRAT PARTY! Featuring Thomas Ian Nicholas from Rookie of the Year & American Pie performs on Saturday September 9th, 8-10 PM at Acme Feed & Seed. Doors Open at 7:30 PM for Thomas Ian Nicholas VIP’s and 8 PM for General Admission. Age Requirement: 21+ Buy Tickets at wizd.me/TNBNASH

  • Saturday, Sep. 9, 201710:30 PM - 1:00 AM location: ACME FEED & SEED (101 Broadway Nashville, TN 37201, 3rd Floor)

    wizard world costume 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! The Official Wizard World Costume After Party takes place on Saturday September 9th 10:30 pm - 1 am at Acme Feed & Seed Come. Join us for a night full of Dancing, Music and Prizes. Costumes are encouraged but not mandatory!! Age Requirement: 21+. FREE with your Wizard World wristband. 

  • Sunday, Sep. 10, 20179:45 AM - 11:00 AM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    hey, listen!

    "Jazz & Funk Twists of Classic Video Game Music"

  • Sunday, Sep. 10, 201710:00 AM - 10:30 AM location: ROOM 205

    inside the ring with wwe® superstar roman reigns®

    Moderated by Ryan Ball (WrestlingAudio.com)

  • Sunday, Sep. 10, 201711:00 AM - 11:30 AM location: ROOM 205

    inside the ring with wwe® superstar bayley®

    Moderated by Ryan Ball (WrestlingAudio.com)

  • Sunday, Sep. 10, 201711:00 AM - 11:30 AM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    cinema sins trivia game

    Do you believe that you possess one of the greatest minds of movie knowledge? Come test your skills with your friends at Wizard Con's main stage and play pub style trivia presented by Cinemasins.

  • Sunday, Sep. 10, 201711:00 AM - 11:45 AM location: Room 202AB

    writing fight scenes

    Action scenes in fiction have to give the reader enough of an image to picture the scene in their head.  How can you accomplish this without pictures?  It comes down to realism, imagery, pulling at emotions, and knowing the rules of the weapons that you’re fighting with.  Whether it’s a sword, gun, fighter jet, or lightsaber – weaving the choreography, dialogue, and characterization is an art form.  This lecture will talk about the intricate dance and how to pace it, what you need to think about, and what you need to research before you write down your battles.

  • Sunday, Sep. 10, 201711:00 AM - 11:45 AM location: Davidson Ballroom

    storytime with stan lee

    Nuff Said

  • Sunday, Sep. 10, 201711:00 AM - 12:00 PM location: Maid Cafe

    anime family feud

    Come compete in Anime Family Feud, the crazy game based on the popular game show hosted by Host Kiyo and Maid Amelia from the Enchanted Maid Café. Two teams battle it out by trying to guess what the number one answer to a category might be. Categories can be anything from “First piece of clothing a male might buy for a female cosplay” to “Anime you might regret watching.” Do you think you have what it takes for your team to win?

  • Sunday, Sep. 10, 201711:30 AM - 12:15 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!

  • Sunday, Sep. 10, 201711:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: Room 204

    video game believability

    RPG, Platformer, Shooter or Puzzle game, “Believability” is important for the interactive video game experience. Come find out and discuss exactly what makes a video games believable and why that matters to gamers.

  • Sunday, Sep. 10, 201711:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: ROOM 201AB

    props and armor on a budget

    Want to create complicated prop and armor designs but don't have the money to do it? Join Wizard World Guest Cosplayer Carl Martin as he explains the intricacies of not having to trade budget for quality when creating!

  • Sunday, Sep. 10, 201711:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    carlos abraham

    Crazy Video Game Pianist plays music for Gamers!

  • Sunday, Sep. 10, 201712:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: ROOM 202AB

    how to get published: from concept to under contract

    How do you wrangle a writing contract, snag an agent, or gain the interest of a publishing house or film studio? Find out what really makes a page-turning story so gripping and what entertainment agencies, film producers, agents and publishers alike are looking for during this dynamic discussion! Genese Davis (The Holder's Dominion), D. Alan Lewis (The Blood in Snowflake Garden), Jennifer Chesak (Wandering in the Word Press) and Sara Wigal (JKSCommunications) will divulge how to best navigate the often confusing waters of the writing, screenwriting, and the publishing world. Panelists will share their insider experiences for their genres including tips and tricks for creating stories that captivate!

  • Sunday, Sep. 10, 201712:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: Room 205

    savior of the universe: a conversation with flash gordon’s sam jones

    Moderated by Lindi Smith (PureFandom.com)

  • Sunday, Sep. 10, 201712:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: ROOM 203A

    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, Sep. 10, 201712:15 PM - 12:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    marvel vs. dc cosplay meet-up

    Wizard World would like to introduce Cosplay meetups! Come join us on the stage for a photo session with other Marvel and DC cosplayers and fans alike.

  • Sunday, Sep. 10, 201712:30 PM - 1:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    james morris- songwriter, musician and author

    This two-time Warped Tour artist will be joining us on the Entertainer Stage with an all acoustic alternate rock performance, including his original songs from hit video games, film and TV. Come experience the joined story of two medias, both at our stage and at his booth.  www.jamesmorris.com

  • Sunday, Sep. 10, 201712:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: Room 204

    portfolio review with steve geiger

    Aspiring artists here is your chance to have your portfolio reviewed at Wizard World Nashville . Steve Geiger (Spider-Man, Incredible Hulk, former managing art director for The Marvel Entertainment Group) wants to help guide you as you take the next step as a comic book artist!

    If you’d like to sit in the audience and learn tips of the trade to make your portfolio of work better this panel is for you. If you are brave enough to have your work reviewed by Steve in front of an audience than submit your 3 best pieces to evilgeiger@gmail.com . If selected for an official portfolio review you will be contacted with directions.

  • Sunday, Sep. 10, 201712:30 PM - 1:15 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, Sep. 10, 201712:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: Room 201AB

    cospositive: cosplay with confidence!

    Discussion Panel with IVY DOOMKITTY 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

  • Sunday, Sep. 10, 20171:00 PM - 1:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    cinema sins trivia game

    Do you believe that you possess one of the greatest minds of movie knowledge? Come test your skills with your friends at Wizard Con's main stage and play pub style trivia presented by Cinemasins.

  • Sunday, Sep. 10, 20171:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: ROOM 202AB

    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), Steven Womack (Dirty Money) Man of Action's Joe Casey (Ben 10) and Jennifer Chesak (Wandering in the Word Press) 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, Sep. 10, 20171:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: ROOM 205

    it’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s...a conversation with dean cain!

    The star of Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman is ready to take your questions on everything you wanted to know about putting on the big red “S” and making out with Teri Hatcher. Moderated by Lindi Smith (PureFandom.com) 

  • Sunday, Sep. 10, 20171:30 PM - 1:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    video game cosplay meet-up

    Wizard World would like to introduce Cosplay meetups! Come join us on the stage for a photo session with other Video Game cosplayers and fans alike.

  • Sunday, Sep. 10, 20171:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: Room 204

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

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

  • Sunday, Sep. 10, 20171:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: ROOM 203A

    storytelling in song: a songwriting workshop

    Join songwriter, music artist, and author James Morris (Catch Fire, Vans Warped Tour, Sky Bound) at the Creators Stage for an interactive workshop on writing songs. Learn the basic components of a song and how they all fit together. Learn some writing tips and hear songs broken down into their fundamental components in real time as James shares the fundamentals of songwriting and plays through the process using original songs. Come with questions and ideas- as part of the fun will be creating a song on the spot!

  • Sunday, Sep. 10, 20171:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: ROOM 201AB

    insider info with the creator of animal crackers

    Join Scott Christian Sava and Moderator Victor Dandridge Jr. while they discuss the creating of the animated movie Animal Crackers! Where a family uses a magical box of animal crackers to save a run-down circle! Watch the trailer and get the behind the scenes scoop! and remember you are what you eat! 

  • Sunday, Sep. 10, 20172:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: ROOM 202AB

    dead fans walking: ‘the walking dead’ fan panel

    Calling all ‘The Walking Dead' fans! Join Lindi, co-creator of PureFandom.com, for a chance to win some killer 'The Walking Dead' prizes. They'll also give you fans the floor to share their theories for the upcoming season! Follow @Pure_Fandom on Twitter and Instagram to get a sneak peek of prizes!

  • Sunday, Sep. 10, 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)