Sacramento Programming

See you next year!

  • Friday, Jun. 16, 20174:30 PM - 5:00 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.

  • Friday, Jun. 16, 20175:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: ROOM 202

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

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

  • Friday, Jun. 16, 20175:00 PM - 5:45 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!

  • Friday, Jun. 16, 20175:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: ROOM 205

    the future of video games

    Video Games are a rapidly evolving and pushing the technical boundaries of both software and hardware. But just what exactly is in store for the industry and how will virtual reality and augmented reality affect this growth? Not to mention the high tech leaps games such as Star Citizen are attempting that include entire planets and start systems open to explore. Join this discussion where Genese Davis (The Holder's Dominion), Chris Hughes (FGL), Aaron Carter (Video Game Bang) and Eric Kieron Davis (Senior Producer) explore what they foresee happening to the future of video games.

  • Friday, Jun. 16, 20175:45 PM - 6:15 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    nicholas brendan caritas karaoke preview

    Come join Nicholas Brendan American actor and writer known for his role as Xander Harris on the hugely successful TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer in a sneak peek karaoke session on the entertainment stage. Join him later that night for the official Caritas Karaoke event from 9:00-10:30pm. Tickets available online pre-sale $30 and on-site at the door $40. Caritas Karaoke Event

  • Friday, Jun. 16, 20176:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    live painting demo with disney artist: james c. mulligan

    Please join record-breaking DISNEY ARTIST James C. Mulligan at the Creative Stage as he paints HAN SOLO from STAR WARS from start to finish! James’ talent and speed in this live exhibition painting is sure to entertain! The finished piece will be available for purchase at the con!

  • Friday, Jun. 16, 20176:00 PM - 7:30 PM location: ROOM 104

    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 Sacramento!  Sign up on-site at the Sci-Fi Speed Dating booth!

  • Friday, Jun. 16, 20176:30 PM - 7:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    hall of legends ceremony- trina robbins

    Wizard World welcomes the very first female artist to draw Wonder Woman, TRINA ROBBINS, into our HALL OF LEGENDS! Robbins is a pioneer in underground comix and mainstream comics, and has used the medium to elevate the work of other women in the industry for decades.

  • Friday, Jun. 16, 20176:30 PM - 7:15 PM location: ROOM 205

    anime trivia

    Calling all Anime fans! Join SuperKayce and RealBreakingNate as teams made from audience members battle it out in this epic trivia event! Questions could cover anything….Dragon Ball Z, Fairy Tail, Naruto, etc! There will be tons of fun and even more laughs! So come test your skills and win some prizes along the way!

  • Friday, Jun. 16, 20177:00 PM - 7:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    dc comics 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, Jun. 16, 20177:00 PM - 7:45 PM location: ROOM 202

    marvel vs. dc: infinity war

    Nothing has done more to bring our fandom to mainstream than the Marvel and DC films. However, not all are created equal. Join profession nerds as they compare, contrast and debate decades of great (and not so great) TV shows and films from our favorite caped crusaders. This is must for superhero cinephile of the Marvel and DC universe. Hosted by Tony B Kim.

  • Friday, Jun. 16, 20177:00 PM - 7:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    from beginning to end: the art of plot

    Got a killer idea for the next big comic book, but can't quite get it to work??  The struggle to go from concept to creation is REAL! Comic creator, Victor Dandridge (Vantage Inhouse Productions), shows you his personal stash of tricks to get your creative juices flowing.

  • Friday, Jun. 16, 20177:30 PM - 8:15 PM location: ROOM 205

    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), Richard Kadrey (Killing Pretty), Maureen O'Leary (The Arrow) and Eric Kieron Davis (Senior Producer) as they divulge their experience when creating worlds and storytelling. With the right routine, environment, and network, creativity can be found in the most unexpected ways.

  • Friday, Jun. 16, 20177:45 PM - 8:15 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    the resolute circles group

    Zombie Hooper Takeover!!!

  • Friday, Jun. 16, 20179:00 PM - 10:30 PM location: Entertainment Stage

    caritas karaoke hosted by nicholas brendon

    Includes (1) drink ticket + appetizers, cash bar available.

    Buy Tickets Here!

  • Saturday, Jun. 17, 20179:45 AM - 11:30 AM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    disco revolution band

    The Hottest Disco Tribute Band in the World!!!!

  • Saturday, Jun. 17, 201711:00 AM - 11:45 AM location: ROOM 205

    wonder woman and dceu podcast review

    The DC Extended Universe has been changed forever with the arrival of Wonder Woman! Come join geek experts, with special guest Trina Robbins, as we do a podcast review, get audience feedback, discuss the impact on the DCEU and give our final grade for Wonder Woman. Warning, there will be spoilers! This is a must for any DC film fan. Hosted by Tony B Kim.

  • Saturday, Jun. 17, 201711:00 AM - 11:45 AM location: ROOM 203

    this one time at band camp: a conversation 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, Jun. 17, 201711:00 AM - 12:00 PM location: KIDS ZONE

    princess story time and meet n’ greet

    Join the magical Characters of the Fairy Godmother Events at Wizard World! You'll be dazzled by sing-a-long story time with Ariel, Elsa, Anna, Moana and Belle! Polish up your crime-fighting skills Captain America, Batman and Spider-Man for Superhero Training, and bring your camera and autograph book to capture the memories during this complimentary Meet & Greet! 

  • Saturday, Jun. 17, 201711:00 AM - 12:30 PM location: ROOM 104

    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 Sacramento!  Sign up on-site at the Sci-Fi Speed Dating booth!

  • Saturday, Jun. 17, 201711:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: ROOM 202

    trailer park 2.0

    We will be screening some of the newest and most anticipated trailers from upcoming movies/tv series and discussing them. Join the panel of fans and critics to hear our anticipatory thoughts and our fears for each trailer, and maybe learn a thing or two about the latest and greatest news regarding newly announced film and tv projects.

  • Saturday, Jun. 17, 201712:00 PM - 12:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    marvel universe 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, Jun. 17, 201712:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: ROOM 203

    exploring his galaxy: a conversation with the expanse's cas anvar

    The man behind Alex Kamal on "The Expanse" and the voice of everyone’s favorite medieval murderer Altair in the hit video game "Assassin’s Creed: Revelations" is here to answer your questions!

  • Saturday, Jun. 17, 201712:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    demo-gorgon

    Watch Paolo Rivera ink & color a drawing of the Demogorgon from Stranger Things. He'll use a Pentel Pocket Brush Pen with Holbein watercolor to illustrate the strange creature, all the while taking questions from the audience.

  • Saturday, Jun. 17, 201712:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: ROOM 205

    richard kadrey unveils modern mythology, classic horror and the devil incarnate

    Richard Kadrey, author of the "Sandman Slim" series of novels, has seen firsthand how these genres have influenced the evolution of today's entertainment. From the iconic Lucifer to the most influential horror films, Kadrey will share his 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 classic horror affect our hero's stories and ultimately whisper their lore and lessons into future entertainment? Don't miss this thrilling discussion moderated by Genese Davis (The Holder's Dominion).

  • Saturday, Jun. 17, 201712:30 PM - 1:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    elementz of omni

    By combining different genres of music such as hip hop, trap, house, EDM and more we create new ways of perceiving dance. We bring the Elementz of Animation and Boogaloo.

  • Saturday, Jun. 17, 201712:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: BALLROOM

    showtime, a-holes: a conversation with sean gunn

    You know him as Kraglin and the on-set Rocket Raccoon from "Guardians of the Galaxy," as well as Kirk Gleason from "Gilmore Girls" and "Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life." Just make sure to bring him his head fin thingy, and don't call him a trash panda.

  • Saturday, Jun. 17, 201712:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: ROOM 202

    first look at the feature film "hunting season"

    Attend a special behind the scenes look and see the trailer for the brand new action thriller feature film Hunting Season. Starring Tom Sizemore (Saving Private Ryan) Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight), Clifton Powell (Ray) and Jackie Dallas (Stranger Things) written and directed by Eduardo Castrillo (On The Court). Following the trailer and clip screening join director Eduardo Castrillo and more for a Q&A.

  • Saturday, Jun. 17, 201712:30 PM - 1:30 PM location: KIDS ZONE

    superhero training and meet n’ greet

    Join the magical Characters of the Fairy Godmother Events at Wizard World! You'll be dazzled by sing-a-long story time with Ariel, Elsa, Anna, Moana and Belle! Polish up your crime-fighting skills Captain America, Batman and Spider-Man for Superhero Training, and bring your camera and autograph book to capture the memories during this complimentary Meet & Greet! 

  • Saturday, Jun. 17, 20171:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: ROOM 205

    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), Aaron Cammarata (Google), Aaron Carter (Video Game Bang) and Eric Kieron Davis (Star Citizen) as they divulge how to break into the video game industry and the ins and outs for producing quality and unique content.

  • Saturday, Jun. 17, 20171:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: ROOM 203

    introducing the space cowboy, steve blum

    Join veteran voice actor Steve Blum in answering questions from you, the fans! Steve is best known as the voice of “Spike Spiegel” from Cowboy Bebop, “Wolverine” from several incarnations of X-Men, “Orochimaru” and “Zabuza”

  • Saturday, Jun. 17, 20171:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    live art demo with artist dan duncan

    LIVE ART DEMO WITH ARTIST DAN DUNCAN

  • Saturday, Jun. 17, 20171:00 PM - 2:30 PM location: ROOM 104

    sci-fi speee 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 Sacramento!  Sign up on-site at the Sci-Fi Speed Dating booth!

  • Saturday, Jun. 17, 20171:30 PM - 2:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    "the force awakens" kylo vs. rey saber performance and q&a

    SaberCombat.com presents the epic saber duel between Kylo Ren and Rey in 'The Force Awakens', a live re-enactment and re-imagining of this amazing, energy-filled saber battle and scene -- performed by the talented and experienced saber combat instructors of the workshops you can attend here at Wizard World Comic Con!  Don't miss this galactic opportunity to witness the true power of the force!

  • Saturday, Jun. 17, 20171:30 PM - 2:00 PM location: KIDS ZONE

    kids chalk art demo

    Come join The Chalk Twins, Lexi and Devon a professional chalk art duo, as they interact with children and teach them the art of chalk with a hands-on demonstration.

  • Saturday, Jun. 17, 20171:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: BALLROOM

    michael rooker vs. the audience

    The breakout star of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” takes charge and (possibly) answers some questions during this one-of-a-kind panel. We won't spoil GOTG2 for you...but Rooker might!

  • Saturday, Jun. 17, 20171:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: Room 202

    become your dreams

    Unblock what's holding you back from becoming the person within yourself. Learn how to be true to you and connect to your Life Purpose. Listen to other life changing stories of some of Tammy's work. Discover your own strengths and gifts and bring them to the surface by manifesting what you truly want out of life. Stop letting others people's judgment hold you back. Unleash your true self onto the world and be free from the confines of the social status quo. It's time to start living the life you were meant to live!

    Tammy Adams communicates with Guardian Angels and Spirit Guides. As an experienced international psychic, she provides you with answers and clarity for total inner healing. 

  • Saturday, Jun. 17, 20172:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: ROOM 203

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

    The actors behind the seminal supernatural couple Piper and Leo from "Charmed" are here to take your questions and talk about the enduring popularity of your favorite show about three witchy sisters.

  • Saturday, Jun. 17, 20172:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: ROOM 205

    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) Tricia Stirling (When My Heart Was Wicked), Maureen O'Leary (The Arrow) and Eric Kieron Davis (Star Citizen) will share their perspectives and creative process including what key ingredients they focus on when creating vicious characters. Don't miss this thrilling discussion.

  • Saturday, Jun. 17, 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! You parents remember drawing with "Commander Mark" on The Secret City PBS children's series back in the 80's and 90's! Well now YOUR kids can learn how to draw with him too! And IN-PERSON!

  • Saturday, Jun. 17, 20172:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    wizard world kid’s costume contest

    Calling all kids ages 13 and under to come out and strut your stuff at the Wizard World Comic Con Kids Costume Contest! You won’t want to miss this Kodak moment packed with a whole lot of fun, laughs and prizes for all participants! (Serious competitors please note: This is a light-hearted event for all skill levels. (The Wizard World Adult Costume Contest should be considered for more professional-seeking participants.)

  • Saturday, Jun. 17, 20172:30 PM - 3:15 PM location: BALLROOM

    bat-nipples not included: a conversation with val kilmer

    He's played Batman in "Batman Forever," Iceman in "Top Gun," Madmartigan in "Willow" and Jim Morrison in "The Doors." Yeah, Val Kilmer's pretty awesome. Come prepared to ask questions, and if we're lucky maybe Val will tell us a bit about the just-announced "Top Gun" sequel!

  • Saturday, Jun. 17, 20172:30 PM - 3:15 PM location: ROOM 202

    pokemon game show

    Calling all Pokémon fans! Join SuperKayce and RealBreakingNate as audience members battle it out in this epic game show event! You might just have to answer a simple trivia question OR you could get stuck with a Pokémon dare challenge! Either way there will be tons of fun and even more laughs! So come test your Poke skills and win some prizes along the way!

  • Saturday, Jun. 17, 20173:00 PM - 3:45 PM location: ROOM 205

    blood plagues and endless raids: world of warcraft and the history of virtual worlds

    BLOOD PLAGUES AND ENDLESS RAIDS: WORLD OF WARCRAFT AND THE HISTORY OF VIRTUAL WORLDS

  • Saturday, Jun. 17, 20173:00 PM - 3:45 PM 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, Jun. 17, 20173:00 PM - 4:30 PM location: ROOM 203

    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.

  • Saturday, Jun. 17, 20173:15 PM - 3:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    the resolute circles group

    Zombie Hooper Takeover!!!

  • Saturday, Jun. 17, 20173:15 PM - 3:45 PM location: KIDS ZONE

    saber workshop training

    Learn the ways of saber combat!  Under the professional tutelage of Master Novastar and other saber heroes, you'll explore different weaponry, targeting techniques, awesome saber spins, "blaster blocking", basic martial arts kicks, stances, and more. Attack, defend, dodge, jump & fuel your zeal to become a hero like a true knight of light! Don't miss this opportunity... or the dark side will be your fate!

  • Saturday, Jun. 17, 20173:30 PM - 4:15 PM location: ROOM 202

    using nerd culture to escape

    Everyone hurts. But fandoms and nerd culture can help you cope with anxiety, depression, and personal traumas. Each person on this panel has suffered or continues to suffer from these issues, but have found hope and healing through comics, video games, tv/films, and anime. Let us learn, grow, and Heal together. Hosted by Angstynerd.com and the No Ordinary nerd podcast (a podcast that discusses nerd culture and anxiety)

  • Saturday, Jun. 17, 20173:30 PM - 4:15 PM location: BALLROOM

    from underworld to wizard world: a conversation with kate beckinsale

    The star of the "Underworld" series is here! When she's not spending her time as a vampire waging war against the Lycans, Kate Beckinsale also enjoys starring in "Pearl Harbor," "Van Helsing" and Jane Austen adaptations like "Emma" and "Love & Friendship." Come ask her all about it!

  • Saturday, Jun. 17, 20173:30 PM - 5:00 PM location: ROOM 104

    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 Sacramento!  Sign up on-site at the Sci-Fi Speed Dating booth!

  • Saturday, Jun. 17, 20174:00 PM - 4:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    ivy doomkitty cosplayer q & a

    Ivy DoomKitty, internationally recognized Cosplayer, Artist, Gamer, and Published Model, based in Los Angeles joins us on the Entertainment Stage for a Q & A session.

  • Saturday, Jun. 17, 20174:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: ROOM 205

    finding time and motivation to write

    Having trouble finding time and motivation to write? Has your muse decided to take a vacation without your permission? Join Genese Davis (The Holder’s Dominion), Catherine Banks (Pirate Princess), Becky Chambers (A Closed and Common Orbit) and Kelley York (Other Breakable Things) as they discuss how to take back your focus and reclaim your writing time (and muse). This panel applies to all types of art, not just writing. All are welcome.

  • Saturday, Jun. 17, 20174:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    cosplay on a budget with wizard world cosplay guests bboy spider-man and maid of might

    Join us for a small panel where you can learn about how some of the best movie quality costumes are made from low grade and very cheap materials such as EVA foam, sintra, ABS plastic, coke bottles, and much more. IT's your chance to jump into the cosplay world... without breaking the bank.

  • Saturday, Jun. 17, 20174:00 PM - 5:00 PM location: KIDS ZONE

    princess sing a long & meet n’ greet

    Join the magical Characters of the Fairy Godmother Events at Wizard World! You'll be dazzled by sing-a-long story time with Ariel, Elsa, Anna, Moana and Belle! Polish up your crime-fighting skills Captain America, Batman and Spider-Man for Superhero Training, and bring your camera and autograph book to capture the memories during this complimentary Meet & Greet! 

  • Saturday, Jun. 17, 20174:30 PM - 5:15 PM location: BALLROOM

    buffy turns 20: a conversation with james marsters, nicholas brendon, charisma carpenter and emma caulfield

    Can you believe it's been 20 years since Joss Whedon's "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" tv series captured our hearts (and subsequently drove a stake through them)? Neither can we! Come hear about the experience of making the show from the actors behind Spike, Xander, Cordelia and Anya.

  • Saturday, Jun. 17, 20174:30 PM - 5:15 PM location: ROOM 202

    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. 17, 20175:00 PM - 5:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    anime cosplay meet-up

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

  • Saturday, Jun. 17, 20175:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: ROOM 203

    he's dynamite: a conversation with jon heder

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

  • Saturday, Jun. 17, 20175:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: KIDS ZONE

    saber workshop training

    Learn the ways of saber combat!  Under the professional tutelage of Master Novastar and other saber heroes, you'll explore different weaponry, targeting techniques, awesome saber spins, "blaster blocking", basic martial arts kicks, stances, and more. Attack, defend, dodge, jump & fuel your zeal to become a hero like a true knight of light! Don't miss this opportunity... or the dark side will be your fate

  • Saturday, Jun. 17, 20175:00 PM - 6:00 PM location: ROOM 205

    stand up nerdity: comedy performance and panel

    Returning for the third year at Wizard World, "Stand Up Nerdity" is a gang of comedians that focus on nerd and geek culture with their material. Robert Berry, Joe Joe Louis, Damian Harmony, and Luke Soin are active in Sacramento and Bay Area comedy and are all self-professed geeks with a love of Star Wars, Comic Books, and everything in-between. Also, Robert Berry will be reading from his new book "Robert Berry's Big Book of Jokes".

  • Saturday, Jun. 17, 20175:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: BALLROOM

    100 questions for the stars of "the 100": a conversation with eliza taylor and bob morley

    The actors behind Clarke Griffin and Bellamy Blake on the hit CW tv series "The 100" are here to answer your questions about the show's first four seasons and the upcoming fifth!

  • Saturday, Jun. 17, 20175:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: ROOM 202

    lights, camera...a.f.a.m.!

    It’s like Robot Chicken meets the Expendables.U sing traditional stop motion animation, A.F.A.M. (Action Figure Action Movie) creates high octane action films using little plastic action figures. Featured on Aint It Cool News and the El Rey Network, A.F.A.M. was created by Lon Lopez and Rob Wilson as a way to shoot big budget action films on a limited budget. Using available consumer technology, a box of figures and some filmmaking magic, Lopez and Wilson have been taking A.F.A.M. all over the country. The second chapter in the A.F.A.M. saga, C.O.B.A.L.T., was personally selected by Robert Rodriquez (Spy Kids, Sin City, El Mariachi) to be featured on the People’s Network Showcase Action Edition this past March on his El Rey Network cable channel. Join A.F.A.M. creator Lon Lopez for a presentation on all things A.F.A.M. including, the creative process on how to bring action figures to life, interviewing at the El Rey Network and getting your films exposure. There will also be behind the scenes clips and pics of upcoming projects including a screening of a long awaited Top Secret A.F.A.M. project. Prizes and Giveaways too!

  • Saturday, Jun. 17, 20175:45 PM - 6:15 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, Jun. 17, 20176:00 PM - 7:30 PM location: ROOM 104

    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 Sacramento!  Sign up on-site at the Sci-Fi Speed Dating booth!

  • Saturday, Jun. 17, 20177:00 PM - 9:00 PM location: 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, Jun. 17, 20177:30 PM - 9:00 PM location: Entertainment Stage

    james marsters concert - ghost of the robot

    Ghost of the Robot, the California-based rock band featuring “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” star James Marsters that has performed to sold-out crowds in major cities across the United States and Europe, will conduct a special performance on Saturday, June 17, following the day’s festivities at Wizard World Comic Con Sacramento at the Sacramento Convention Center. The one-hour set will begin at 8 p.m. on the main entertainment stage, with Marsters joined by GOTR band members Kevin McPherson and Sullivan Marsters.

    Doors Open at 7:30PM, Show starts at 8:00PM 

    Buy Tickets Here!

  • Sunday, Jun. 18, 201710:15 AM - 11:00 AM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    the 8-bit jazz heroes

    Long Beach's Hippest Video Game Jazz Band!!!

  • Sunday, Jun. 18, 201711:00 AM - 11:45 AM location: ROOM 205

    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. 18, 201711:00 AM - 11:45 AM location: ROOM 203

    how to build a geek brand (and get paid!)

    Do you dream of converting your nerd passion into a full-time career but feel overwhelmed with the next steps? Whether writing your first book, becoming a YouTube personality or creating an innovative product/service, the road to success can be a terrifying journey filled with many obstacles and pitfalls. Join geek pros as they help you get started, discover some shortcuts, and inspire you to make an impact in pop culture. Hosted by Tony B Kim.

  • Sunday, Jun. 18, 201711:00 AM - 12:00 PM location: KIDS ZONE

    princess story time & meet n’ greet

    Join the magical Characters of the Fairy Godmother Events at Wizard World! You'll be dazzled by sing-a-long story time with Ariel, Elsa, Anna, Moana and Belle! Polish up your crime-fighting skills Captain America, Batman and Spider-Man for Superhero Training, and bring your camera and autograph book to capture the memories during this complimentary Meet & Greet! 

  • Sunday, Jun. 18, 201711:00 AM - 12:30 PM location: ROOM 104

    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 Sacramento!  Sign up on-site at the Sci-Fi Speed Dating booth!

  • Sunday, Jun. 18, 201711:30 AM - 12:00 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. 

  • Sunday, Jun. 18, 201711:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: ROOM 202

    psychology of star wars

    Join Dr. Janina Scarlet from Superhero Therapy & Travis Adams in a fan and expert discussion on the Psychology of Star Wars, including Rogue One.

  • Sunday, Jun. 18, 201712:00 PM - 12:30 PM location: KIDS ZONE

    kids chalk art demo

    Come join The Chalk Twins, Lexi and Devon a professional chalk art duo, as they interact with children and teach them the art of chalk with hands on demonstrations.

  • Sunday, Jun. 18, 201712:00 PM - 12:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    "the force awakens" kylo vs. rey saber performance and q&a

    SaberCombat.com presents the epic saber duel between Kylo Ren and Rey in 'The Force Awakens', a live re-enactment and re-imagining of this amazing, energy-filled saber battle and scene -- performed by the talented and experienced saber combat instructors of the workshops you can attend here at Wizard World Comic Con!  Don't miss this galactic opportunity to witness the true power of the force!

  • Sunday, Jun. 18, 201712:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: ROOM 205

    female characters 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), Trina Robbins (Wonder Woman), Becky Chambers (A Closed and Common Orbit), Brian Linss (Cult Classic Art) and Jamie Kain (The Good Sister) 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.

  • Sunday, Jun. 18, 201712:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: ROOM 203

    so say we all: a conversation with edward james olmos

    From his role as Admiral Bill Adama in "Battlestar Galactica" to his unforgettable turn as Gaff in "Blade Runner" (no one makes origami unicorns like EJO...no one), Edward James Olmos is a nerd icon. Come ready to ask about his roles on "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," "Dexter" and the upcoming "Blade Runner 2049!"

  • Sunday, Jun. 18, 201712:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    make it pop! with wizard world cosplay guest windofthestars cosplay

    Ever wanted to learn how to weather your costume Armor or fabrics? Come join WindoftheStars as she gives a live demo on what tools, techniques and materials to use to make your costume really pop!

  • Sunday, Jun. 18, 201712:30 PM - 1:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    disney cosplay meet-up

    Wizard World would like to introduce Cosplay meetups! Come join us on the stage for a photo session with other Disney cosplayers and fans alike. (All Disney except Marvel & Lucasfilm cosplays.)

  • Sunday, Jun. 18, 201712:30 PM - 1:00 PM location: KIDS ZONE

    superhero training

    Join the magical Characters of the Fairy Godmother Events at Wizard World! You'll be dazzled by sing-a-long story time with Ariel, Elsa, Anna, Moana and Belle! Polish up your crime-fighting skills Captain America, Batman and Spider-Man for Superhero Training, and bring your camera and autograph book to capture the memories during this complimentary Meet & Greet! 

  • Sunday, Jun. 18, 201712:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: ROOM 202

    nerd-off

    Just because we are all nerds doesn’t mean we are all on the same side or know what the heck we are talking about when it comes to a fandom. During this panel hosted by RealBreakingNate two audience members at a time will debate on which is better and why. For example a single round debate could be between is Batman better than Iron Man or which franchise is better Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter? Has this description already started an argument? Then this is your type of panel. Oh and did I mention…..PRIZES!

  • Sunday, Jun. 18, 20171:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: ROOM 205

    from concept to under contract: secrets revealed!

    How do you wrangle a writing contract, snag a screenwriting agent, or gain the interest of a publishing house? Find out what really makes a page-turning story so gripping and what entertainment agencies, film producers, agents and publishers are looking for during this dynamic discussion! Genese Davis (The Holder's Dominion), Richard Kadrey (Sandman Slim), Becky Chambers (A Closed and Common Orbit) and Jamie Kain (The Good Sister) will divulge how to best navigate the often confusing waters of the writing, screenwriting, and publishing world. Panelists will share their insider experiences for their genres including tips and tricks for creating stories that captivate!

  • Sunday, Jun. 18, 20171:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: ROOM 203

    his legendary journeys: a conversation with kevin sorbo

    The man behind Hercules in "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" and Captain Dylan Hunt in "Andromeda" joins Wizard World Sacramento! Ask him about the time he guest starred on the virtual reality episode of "Murder She Wrote." Because it was, um, awesome.

  • Sunday, Jun. 18, 20171:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    business casual a cappella

    Are you a fan of Pitch Perfect and Pentatonix? Join award-winning group Business Casual for fun a cappella remixes of hits from the '70s, '80s, '90s, and today's Top 40!

  • Sunday, Jun. 18, 20171:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: KIDS ZONE

    saber training workshop

    Learn the ways of saber combat!  Under the professional tutelage of Master Novastar and other saber heroes, you'll explore different weaponry, targeting techniques, awesome saber spins, "blaster blocking", basic martial arts kicks, stances, and more.  Attack, defend, dodge, jump & fuel your zeal to become a hero like a true knight of light. Don't miss this opportunity... or the dark side will be your fate!

  • Sunday, Jun. 18, 20171:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    live painting demo with disney artist: james c. mulligan

    Please join record-breaking DISNEY ARTIST James C. Mulligan at the Creative Stage as he paints LUKE SKYWALKER from STAR WARS from start to finish! James’ talent and speed in this live exhibition painting is sure to entertain! The finished piece will be available for purchase at the con!

  • Sunday, Jun. 18, 20171:00 PM - 2:30 PM location: ROOM 104

    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 Sacramento!  Sign up on-site at the Sci-Fi Speed Dating booth!

  • Sunday, Jun. 18, 20171:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: ROOM 202

    cospositive: cosplay with confidence! with ivy doomkitt

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

  • Sunday, Jun. 18, 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!

  • Sunday, Jun. 18, 20172:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: ROOM 205

    psychology of harry potter and fantastic beasts

    Join Dr. Janina Scarlet from Superhero Therapy & Travis Adams in a fan and expert educational discussion on the psychology behind the Harry Potter universe, including Fantastic Beasts.

  • Sunday, Jun. 18, 20172:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: ROOM 203

    she's barbeau-licious: a conversation with adrienne barbeau

    You know her as the voice of Catwoman in “Batman: The Animated Series” and from sci-fi classics like “The Fog,” “Escape From New York” and “Swamp Thing.”” But did you know that Adrienne Barbeau’s an accomplished novelist who’s been in some of your favorite video games like the “God of War” series, “Halo 4” and “Batman: Arkham Asylum?” Come hear about her amazing career!

  • Sunday, Jun. 18, 20172:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    wizard world kid’s costume contest

    Calling all kids ages 13 and under to come out and strut your stuff at the Wizard World Comic Con Kids Costume Contest! You won’t want to miss this Kodak moment packed with a whole lot of fun, laughs and prizes for all participants! (Serious competitors please note: This is a light-hearted event for all skill levels. (The Wizard World Adult Costume Contest should be considered for more professional-seeking participants)

  • Sunday, Jun. 18, 20173:30 PM - 4:30 PM location: ROOM 104

    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 Sacramento!  Sign up on-site at the Sci-Fi Speed Dating booth!