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Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave
South Minneapolis, MN 55403

SHOW HOURS
Friday 3pm - 8pm
Saturday 10am - 7pm
Sunday 10am - 4pm

PANEL ROOM LOCATIONS

M100B (MEZANINE LEVEL) – PROGRAMMING
M100E (MEZANINE LEVEL) – CELEBRITY PROGRAMMING
M100H (MEZANINE LEVEL) – MEET & GREETS / PROGRAMMING
M100I (MEZANINE LEVEL) – PROGRAMMING
ROOM 101 – CELEBRITY PROGRAMMING
SHOW FLOOR – TABLE TOP GAMING / VIDEO GAMING

All of this awesome programming is FREE with your Wizard World wristband unless otherwise noted. Seating for panels is strictly limited and available on a first-come first-served basis. Only V.I.P. ticket holders are guaranteed seats for designated panels. Panel rooms are not cleared after each session.

THURSDAY, MAY 5TH
6:00-8:00PM KICK OFF THE CON LIVE @ THE MALL OF AMERICA AND THEATRES OF MALL OF AMERICA - SPONSORED BY THE CW MINNEAPOLIS WUCW-TV
Join Wizard World Comic Con's “Kick Off the Con” with an interactive evening of giveaways, trivia, celebrity Q&A's in the Rotunda area & a chance to win your way into an exclusive screening of Captain America: Civil War! Located at 5115 Center Court, Bloomington, MN 55425.

FRIDAY, MAY 6TH

3:00PM – 8:00PM MINIATURE “PAINT AND TAKE” (TABLE TOP GAMING / SHOW FLOOR)
Try your hand out on the hobby side of tabletop gaming! Select your favorite miniature from our varied selection, borrow our brushes and paints to customize your figure, and then take it home to use in your next gaming session! Fee: $5.00

4:00 - 4:30PM PRESHOW: WHAT IS WIZARD WORLD? (VIDEO GAMING / SHOW FLOOR)
Tune in for our preshow commentary. Here you can learn what to expect from day one of Minneapolis and find out more about Wizard World and Wizard World Gaming.

4:30PM NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: ULTIMATE NINJA STORM 4 – SINGLE ELIMINATION TOURNAMENT (VIDEO GAMING / SHOW FLOOR)
Participate or watch as casuals face off in their favorite anime fighting game. It's a 1-v-1 best of 3 rounds. Pride and recognition are on the line so cheer on your favorite competitor. Onsite registration only. Free to all attendees.

4:30 – 5:15PM YOGA QUEST: NARRATED YOGIC ADVENTURES (M100H)
YogaQuest presents The Avengers: a narrated yogic adventure! Avengers, assemble! It’s a showdown between seven of Earth’s greatest heroes and the power-hungry trickster Loki in this narrated yogic adventure! YogaQuest is unlike any yoga class you have experienced before! It is a unique blend of yoga and fan-fiction storytelling. Your quest is guided by a narrator and a certified yoga instructor, as the class embarks on an epic and often ridiculous journey through a popular fandom. Move through the story by following a yoga routine designed to improve strength, balance and flexibility. No previous yoga experience, special clothing, or mats necessary. Pose nerdy with us!

5:00 – 5:45PM PRINCE: THE COMICS CONNECTION—“BATDANCE” AND BEYOND: with DEAN HASPIEL, GUY GILCHRIST, ZAK SALLY & ALEX LUBET (ROOM M100E)
With the recent, shocking passing of music superstar Prince, a group of Prince experts and admirers gathers to reflect on The Artist’s career and legacy—and his more-than-casual connection to the world of comics, including composing music for Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman movie. Panelists include Dean Haspiel (Billy Dogma; The Red Hook), Guy Gilchrist (singer-songwriter; writer/artist of Nancy), Zak Sally (bassist for the band Enemymine; creator of Sammy the Mouse) and Alex Lubet (professor in the School of Music at UM Minneapolis). Danny Fingeroth (Superman on the Couch) moderates.

5:00 – 5:45PM COSPLAY COSTUME BREAKDOWN WITH WIZARD WORLD COSPLAY GUEST SUPER KAYCE (M100B)
Let's walk through a full cosplay together! Planning, pricing, construction, and the final product! Plus all the steps in between including traveling & posing!

5:30PM TEKKEN7 – SINGLE ELIMINATION TOURNAMENT (VIDEO GAMING / SHOW FLOOR)
Participate or watch as casuals face off in the unreleased Wizard World Gaming exclusive, Tekken 7! It's a 1-v-1 first to 3 rounds, best of 3 matches. Pride and recognition are on the line so bring your game face! Onsite registration only. Free to all attendees.

6:00 – 6:45PM THE CREATIVE MIND: TOP ARTISTS ON DRAWING COMICS with THE RED HOOK’S DEAN HASPIEL, THE BOOKS OF MAGIC’S PETER GROSS, ANIMAL MAN’S CHAZ TRUOG & DEADPOOL’S MIKEY BABINSKI (ROOM 100E)
Top comics artists talk about their careers, their craft, the comics business and whatever else might come up—and may even show you some of their top-secret techniques! Join peerless pencilers Dean Haspiel (Billy Dogma; The Red Hook), Peter Gross (The Books of Magic; The Unwritten) and Chaz Truog (Animal Man; Coyote), and inimitable inker Mikey Babinski (Deadpool; Amazing Spider-Man) for 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.

6:00 – 6:45PM COSPLAY PHOTOGRAPHY: BRINGING THE CHARACTER TO LIFE (M100B)
Join YouTuber and photographer Spyros Heniadis and Cosplayer SuperKayce for a live photoshoot demonstration. Spyros and SuperKayce will discuss and demonstrate how to use lighting and posing to create amazing cosplay portraits. And, if you have a DSLR or Mirrorless camera with a flash hotshoe, you can take your own photo of SuperKayce!

7:00PM STREET FIGHTER V – SINGLE ELIMINATION TOURNAMENT (VIDEO GAMING / SHOW FLOOR)
Participate or watch as casuals "Rise Up" and face off in the the latest installment of the worlds number one fighting video game franchise. Street Fighter V! It's a 1-v-1 best of 3 rounds, best of 3 matches. Pride and recognition are on the line so bring your game face! Onsite registration only. Free to all attendees.

7:00 – 7:45PM CON RADIO PRESENTS: A LIVE RECORDING OF THE CONSMASH PODCAST (M100E)
Over the last year, conSMASH has fought to the death on topics such as Team Cap vs Team Iron Man, 80s Cartoons vs 90s Cartoons, Sitcom Laugh Track vs No Laugh Track, How Much Time Before You Should Post Spoilers, and many, many more! Now YOU can help determine the winner of our next "Dorkly Dispute" taking place live from Wizard World. Catch up on the show before the show by following @consmash on Twitter. Hosted by Mo Lightning

8:30 – 10:00PM CREATOR PRO AM: DRINK & DRAW
All artist and writers are invited to come and compete in this live drawing and writing competition! You bring the creativity and we will take care of the rest! Scenarios and scenes will be described to the artist and writers, where you will have 1 hour to compete. Stay through to the end where one writer and one artist will be selected to win amazing prizes! Including prizes from Vantage:Inhouse Productions and U Cre-8 Comics. FREE with your Wizard World wristband, 18+ over until 10pm 21+ over after 10pm.
Located at: The Pourhouse, 10 S 5th St, Minneapolis, MN 55402.
Hosted by Victor Dandridge

SATURDAY, MAY 7TH

10:00AM – 7:00PM MINIATURE “PAINT AND TAKE” (TABLE TOP GAMING / SHOW FLOOR)
Try your hand out on the hobby side of tabletop gaming! Select your favorite miniature from our varied selection, borrow our brushes and paints to customize your figure, and then take it home to use in your next gaming session! Fee: $5.00

10:30 - 11:00AM PRESHOW: WHAT IS WIZARD WORLD? (VIDEO GAMING / SHOW FLOOR)
Tune in for our preshow commentary. Here you can learn what to expect from day two of Minneapolis and find out more about Wizard World and Wizard World Gaming.

11:00AM STREET FIGHTER V – DOUBLE ELIMINATION TOURNAMENT - POOL A (VIDEO GAMING / SHOW FLOOR)
Register or tune in and catch the best Street Fighter V players in Minneapolis, as they put it all on the line for a chance at $3,000 in cash prizes and the title of, Wizard World Gaming, Minneapolis SFV champion! Online and onsite registration is open and free to all Wizard World attendees. Rise Up!

11:30 – 12:15PM GUY GILCHRIST’S PROFESSIONAL CREATIVE WORKSHOP (M100I)
“Guy Gilchrist’s Professional Creative Workshop” is a creative, inspirational, and motivational presentation by internationally award winning cartoonist, Guy Gilchrist. Gilchrist will take participants through a journey of creativity in a humorous interactive presentation that will also include a drawing demonstration. He will be answering questions about breaking into the comic industry, syndication in the publishing in the comic business, and what you need to know about the children’s book industry. Participants will leave entertained and educated at the same time.

12:00 – 12:45PM PROTECTING STAR CITY AND OLIVER QUEEN WITH DAVID RAMSEY (ROOM 101)

12:00 – 12:45PM LET’S DO THE TIME WARP AGAIN WITH BARRY BOSTWICK (M100E)

12:00 – 12:45PM YOGA QUEST: NARRATED YOGIC ADVENTURES (M100H)
YogaQuest presents Firefly: a narrated yogic adventure! They said it couldn't be done. YogaQuest did it anyway. Firefly lives again in this narrated yogic adventure! YogaQuest is unlike any yoga class you have experienced before! It is a unique blend of yoga and fan-fiction storytelling. Your quest is guided by a narrator and a certified yoga instructor, as the class embarks on an epic and often ridiculous journey through a popular fandom. Move through the story by following a yoga routine designed to improve strength, balance and flexibility. No previous yoga experience, special clothing, or mats necessary. Pose nerdy with us!

; 12:30 – 1:15PM DOODLES TO DOWNLOADS: DEVELOPING YOUR OWN DIGITAL COMIC (M100I)
Join the comic creator crew of Brock Beauchamp, Phil Juliano, Brad Perri, and Doug Kallberg as they share their 25+ years of digital publishing experience in producing and distributing digital comics. They'll walk you through web publishing platforms, self-hosting options, digital distribution (eg. Comixology, Amazon), and the pitfalls of producing your own book on the web... If they can stay on topic for that long.

12:30 – 1:15PM IT ALL BEGINS WITH A DRAWING! DRAW! DRAW! DRAW! WITH MARK KISTLER (M100B)
This "How to draw in 3-D Workshop With Mark Kistler" is an AWESOME FUN FAMILY EVENT! This is a Comic Convention that celebrates the creativity and imagination required to create today's comics, movies, television and interactive media. Join Emmy award winner Mark Kistler for an inspiring FUNTASTIC interactive family ART ATTACK! Mark has taught millions around the world with his Public Television Series, books, and interactive LIVE webcasts at www.MarkKistler.com. He can teach your family too!

1:00PM NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: ULTIMATE NINJA STORM 4 – DOUBLE ELIMINATION TOURNAMENT - POOL B (VIDEO GAMING / SHOW FLOOR)
Register or tune in and catch the best Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4, players in Minneapolis, as they put it all on the line for a chance at $1,000 in cash prizes and the title of, Wizard World Gaming, Minneapolis Naruto 4 champion! Online and onsite registration is open and free to all Wizard World attendees.

1:00 – 1:45PM ADVENTURES IN MIDDLE EARTH WITH BILLY BOYD (ROOM 101)
“Lord of the Rings” fans rejoice! Billy Boyd (Peregrin ‘Pippin’ Took) has traveled far and wide to join us for this very special Wizard World Q&A! This is your opportunity to ask Billy about his life, career, music, and where his adventures will be taking him next! You don’t want to miss this awesome panel!

1:00 – 1:45PM BLOOD ON THE BAYOU WITH KRISTEN BAUER (M100E)
Kristen Bauer is perhaps best known for her memorable role as vampire Pam in the HBO series “True Blood”. ABC’s “Once Upon a Time” fans will recognize her as the evil Maleficent, the rival of the Wicked Queen. Now is your chance to meet this amazing actress and hear stories from her career and current projects!

1:30 – 2:15PM BEYOND THE SHIELD: A CONVERSATION ABOUT MARVEL’S AGENTS OF SHIELD AND GREATER CINEMATIC UNIVERSE (M100B)
Adam Wells and Robert Young have an in-depth conversation about Marvel's Agents of SHIELD thus far as well as other happenings in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, plus prizes will be given away.

1:30 – 2:15PM INSIDE THE WORLD OF INDEPENDENT COMICS with BILLY DOGMA’S DEAN HASPIEL, MCAD’S BARBARA SCHULZ, SAMMY THE MOUSE’S ZAK SALLY & ORIGINS UNKNOWN’S VICTOR DANDRIDGE (ROOM M00I)
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. In this incredible panel, speaking about how they have forged their own paths (and reading from their work), are some of the most distinctive creators in comics today: Dean Haspiel (The Red Hook; Beef With Tomato), Barbara Schulz (MCAD professor; The Chronicles of Kalki), Zak Sally (Sammy the Mouse; Like a Dog) and Victor Dandridge (EIC Vantage In-House; creator of Origins Unknown). The panel is moderated by Danny Fingeroth (The Rough Guide to Graphic Novels; Studs Terkel’s Working).

2:00PM - MAGIC: THE GATHERING BOOSTER DRAFT (TABLE TOP GAMING / SHOW FLOOR)
Check out the latest MTG set "Shadows over Innistrad" and play in our booster draft tournament! Fee: $15.00

2:00 – 2:45PM EVERYTHING’S SHINY, CAP’N: JEWEL STAITE (ROOM 101)
Viewers of the cult-favorite Firefly know Kaylee Frye as being the optimistic, sweet member of the crew. How does Jewel Staite compare to her beloved character? Come to this Q&A, ask your questions about Firefly, Wonderfalls, the Killing or her other roles, and find out for yourself (spoiler: she’s just as sweet!)

2:00 – 2:45PM SPIDER-MAN: MENACE OR SUPER-MENACE? HOSTED BY J. JONAH JAMESON (M100E)
J. Jonah Jameson himself is being flown in from New York on his latest press tour stop to discuss such topics as to why Spider-Man is a menace, why Spider-Man isn't a hero, why Spider-Man can't be trusted and why we would be better off without Spider-Man. Have a differing opinion? That means it's up to you, the audience, as guest reporters to this press conference to prove it. Square off against a professional character actor to see if you can be the reporter that forces the Daily Bugle's editor to announce a retraction. Listen to Jameson's editorial, hear him answer the panel's reporters and then prepare your own defense of Spider-Man in this interactive, entertaining, performance based panel.

J. Jonah Jameson is presented by Karl Brevik, a member of SAG/AFTRA and San Diego Comic Con International Professional. This panel has been hosted in several states as a performance based panel of entertainment. Fans of Spider-Man get all the laughs and joy of seeing J. Jonah Jameson talk his way out of almost everything thrown his way. Full of audience participation, it's a mix of a stand-up act, a roast, a Q&A and a good old fashioned sharing of Spider-Man knowledge.

2:00 – 2:45PM STORYTELLING WITH MICHAEL GOLDEN (M100H)
Join groundbreaking storyteller Michael Golden – known for his work on Dr. Strange, The ‘Nam, G. I. Joe, and Batman – as he shares his fundamental rules for how to craft your story and take it to the professional level.

2:30 – 3:15PM FROM THUMBS TO PRINTS: CREATING YOUR OWN COMIC BOOK WITH KOOLASHECK (M100I)
Join independent comic creator Jeff KoolAsHeck, one of the founding members of the Twin Cities Comic Collective, as he gives you tips and hints on how to create your own professional comic book. As a writer, penciler, inker, colorist, and letterer, Kool handles every job on his comic series, Evenfall. From the original thumbnails to the final printed version, Kool provides guidance, wisdom, and the lessons he has learned along the way as an up-and-coming talent in comics. As a bonus, each panel attendee will receive a limited edition art print!

2:30 – 3:15PM THE NON-COMPLIANT GEEK’S GUIDE TO SELF CARE (M100B)
Caring for your Self because you are worth it – and not to attain some media-fueled, idealized image of what you should be – is a radical, political act. Through our engagement with comics, sci-fi, and fantasy, members of the geek community have become experts at re-imagining the world around us. We have the skills needed to be at the forefront of this movement for social change. Commit the radical act of self-acceptance, and reclaim your heroic destiny. Your non-compliant journey starts now.

3:00PM TEKKEN 7 – DOUBLE ELIMINATION TOURNAMENT – POOL C (VIDEO GAMING / SHOW FLOOR)
Register or tune in and catch the best Tekken players in Minneapolis, as they put it all on the line for a chance at $3,000 in cash prizes and the title of, Wizard World Gaming, Minneapolis Tekken 7 champion! Online and onsite registration is open and free to all Wizard World attendees.

3:00 – 3:45PM STORYTIME IS OVER: DAVID GIUNTOLI, BITSIE TULLOCH AND SASHA ROIZ (ROOM 101)

3:00 – 3:45PM VIPS OF SELF PUBLISHING (M100H)
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.

3:00 – 3:45PM ONE-ON-ONE WITH POWER RANGER: JASON DAVID FRANK (M100E)
Come see the original Green Power Ranger, Jason David Frank live on the Wizard World stage. Don’t miss your chance to ask your questions in this special audience Q&A session and learn more about his reality TV show My Morphin Life.

3:30 – 4:15PM THE ART OF SATURDAY MORNING CARTOON PRODUCTION WITH ANIMATOR/DIRECTOR TOM COOK (M100I)
Wizard World is proud to present world-renown 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.

3:30 – 4:15PM SELF-PUBLISHING 101 (M100B)
It's never been harder to be published, but it's never been easier to make a comic. Learn everything you need to know about making your ideas into stories, from conception in your head to holding a psychical copy of your book in your hand!

4:00 – 4:45PM RISE OF THE PENGUIN: ROBIN LORD TAYLOR (ROOM 101)

4:00 – 4:45PM WHAT TIME IS IT? With JEREMY SHADA (M100E)
Join Jeremy Shada the voice of Finn from Cartoon Network’s most popular show Adventure Time for a rare Wizard World Q&A

4:30 – 5:15PM SECURITY GAPS IN HOGWARTS (M100B)
As early as book one, we are told that Hogwarts is the safest place in the world, but by the end of the first book, we see that that may not be the case. Detention in the Forbidden Forest, troll in the girls bathrooms, giant three-headed dogs, corrupted professors, and not to mention the Dark Lord making an appearance himself. This is all just in the first book! Throughout the course of the panel, we take an in-depth look at why saying Hogwarts is the safest place in the world couldn’t be any further from the truth! We leave no stone unturned, with topics ranging from the basilisk, Marauder's Map, dementors, Dumbledore’s actions, insider threats: intentional or non-intentional (Sorry Hagrid), Dolores Umbridge, and many more topics!

4:30 – 5:15PM THE MARVEL LEGACY: THE 77-YEAR HISTORY OF THE HOUSE OF IDEAS, FROM THE BEGINNING TO DEADPOOL TO CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR with SPIDER-MAN’S DANNY FINGEROTH (ROOM M100I)
In 1939, Marvel Comics #1 debuted, unleashing The Sub-Mariner and The Human Torch on the world, and launching what would come to be known as the Marvel Universe. Danny Fingeroth (Deadly Foes of Spider-Man; The Stan Lee Universe) presents an illustrated tour through the many decades of comics, movies and TV series that make up the phenomenon that is Marvel.

5:00PM STREET FIGHTER V – DOUBLE ELIMINATION TOURNAMENT – POOL D (VIDEO GAMING / SHOW FLOOR)
We check in on the Street Fighter V tournament to see who will survive and participate in Sunday's top 8 finals.

5:00 – 5:45PM INTRO TO COSPLAY WITH WIZARD WORLD COSPLAY GUEST HANNAH EVA (M100E)
A look at how Hannah Eva began cosplaying, and what it takes to enter and succeed in the hobby. Hannah Éva is a cosplayer, artist, and model from the Twin Cities. She considers herself a child at heart who never grew out of playing dress up. Hannah attended her first convention in 2014 and immediately fell in love with the cosplay culture. She has been an art student since early elementary school and has won many state awards and even a national gold medal for her art. Apart from her art, Hannah has a passion for theater. Hannah began cosplaying because she felt it was the perfect combination of her love for art and theater. She makes her own costumes and loves to put creative twists on classic looks and has even won a costume contest for them. When she is not attending conventions she is working on making costumes for herself and for others to gain experience. She has also attended charity events in costume. Hannah has always had a dream of making a career out of dressing up in costumes and with each stitch, button, and sequin she is proud to be making her dream a reality.

5:30 – 6:15PM ALL THINGS PRO WRESTLING WITH WRESTLINGAUDIO.COM (& CON RADIO!) (M100B)
Win autographed goodies from your favorite WWE superstars and talk all things “sports entertainment”! Join WrestlingAudio’s own, Mo Lightning and Ballz, who have been podcasting for over a decade, for a fan-focused discussion on World Wrestling Entertainment, NXT's growing influence on the industry, reasons why you should be watching Lucha Underground, and more! The more interactive you are, the better your chances to win a prize! Follow @wrestlingaudio on Twitter and Facebook.

5:30 – 6:15PM CREATING “THE CROW” WITH JAMES O’BARR (M100I)
Created when the author when was facing tough times, “The Crow” has grown into a vital part of both comic book & movie history. Join James O’Barr as he revisits the circumstances that lead to the iconic character’s creation, provides his thoughts the upcoming big screen reboot, and explains the process behind his long-time work on Sundown & much more.

5:30 – 6:15PM JASON DAVID FRANK MEET AND GREET - PAID EVENT (M100H)
Here’s your chance to meet the original Green Power Ranger Jason David Frank in a more private setting, away from the convention crowds. Make sure to bring your questions because JDF will have your answers. Must purchase separate ticket for this event.

6:30 – 7:00PM INSIDE THE RING WITH WWE® SUPERSTAR PAIGE™ (M100B)

7:30 – 9:00PM WIZARD WORLD COSTUME CONTEST SPONSORED BY BANDAI NAMCO (ROOM 101)
Hosted by our very own superheroes Mo Lightning and Victor Dandridge, the Wizard World 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. All winners will receive a very special prize package from Bandai Namco! Anime lovers, be sure to wear your best and you could take home the brand new “Best Anime” category!

Grab your buddies and suit up for a chance to bring home the gold!

Special guest judges Super Kayce (professional cosplayer), Brit Bliss (professional cosplayer), Hannah Eva (professional cosplayer) and WWE Superstar Paige! Anyone interested in participating can sign-up at the Wizard World Exhibitor & Press Registration booth outside of the exhibition floor on Saturday.. Registration closes at 5:30PM! We’ll see you there! (Recommended for ages 13+)

9:00PM – 2:00AM OFFICIAL WIZARD WORLD AFTER PARTY
Just because the show floor is closed doesn’t mean the party skips a beat! Don’t miss the hottest event of the Wizard World weekend! Head on over to the Official Wizard World Comic Con After Party! Show your wristband for FREE admission before 10:30pm. 21+
Located at: The Pourhouse, 10 S 5th St, Minneapolis, MN 55402

SUNDAY, MAY 8TH

9:30 – 10:30AM CHAPEL SERVICE (M100H)
"Shazam! " Shouts Billy Batson and he turns in to Captain Marvel! Meanwhile ''Kimota'' shouts Mickey Moran and *BOOM* He turns in to Miracle Man! Have you ever wanted a ''Power Word"? A word that is full of power? Join us in our chapel service for a time of music and the word of God was we learn what that ''Power'' word is.

10:00AM – 4:00PM MINIATURE “PAINT AND TAKE” (TABLE TOP GAMING / SHOW FLOOR)
Try your hand out on the hobby side of tabletop gaming! Select your favorite miniature from our varied selection, borrow our brushes and paints to customize your figure, and then take it home to use in your next gaming session! Fee: $5.00

10:00AM PRESHOW – TOP 8 FINALS (VIDEO GAMING / SHOW FLOOR)
We recap on all tournaments and show how we came to the final top 8 competitors in each game. Who will our champions be?

10:30AM NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: ULTIMATE NINJA STORM 4 – TOP 8 FINALS (VIDEO GAMING / SHOW FLOOR)
Many have entered and only 8 remain. Who will walk away with the major grand prize and title of Wizard World Gaming, Minneapolis Naruto 4 Champion?

11:30 – 12:15PM HEART OF THE HERO: CAN COMICS STILL INSPIRE? (M100B)
Super-heroes have traditionally been noble (if flawed) warriors for truth and justice, but is that still the case? Has the desire to humanize them turned them into self-centered shadows of their former selves? Have comics lost their ability to inspire? Join our panel as we explore these questions.

12:00PM – POKEMON TCG OPEN PLAY (TABLE TOP GAMING / SHOW FLOOR)
Bring your favorite Pokémon TCG deck and play in our mini-league for chances to win various Pokémon promo items!

12:00 – 12:45PM THEIR TIME IS NOW: FALK HENTSCHEL AND FRANZ DRAMEH (M100E)

12:00 – 12:45PM YOGA QUEST: NARRATED YOGIC ADVENTURES (M100H)
YogaQuest presents Buffy: a narrated yogic adventure! Grrr! Argh! Join Buffy and the Scoobies in their fight against bleached-blond vampire Spike in this narrated yogic adventure! YogaQuest is unlike any yoga class you have experienced before! It is a unique blend of yoga and fan-fiction storytelling. Your quest is guided by a narrator and a certified yoga instructor, as the class embarks on an epic and often ridiculous journey through a popular fandom. Move through the story by following a yoga routine designed to improve strength, balance and flexibility. No previous yoga experience, special clothing, or mats necessary. Pose nerdy with us!

12:00 – 12:45PM U-CRE-8 COMICS PRESENTS: CHARACTER CRAFTERS with VICTOR DANDRIDGE (M100i)
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!

12:30PM TEKKEN 7 – TOP 8 FINALS (VIDEO GAMING / SHOW FLOOR)
Many have entered and only 8 remain. Who will walk away with the major grand prize and title of Wizard World Gaming, Minneapolis Tekken 7 Champion?

12:30 – 1:15PM SECRETS OF COMICS WRITING REVEALED! with SUPERMAN’S DAN JURGENS, THE RED HOOK’S DEAN HASPIEL, ALBERT THE ALIEN’S TREVOR MUELLER & SPIDER-MAN’S DANNY FINGEROTH (ROOM M100B)
Accomplished comics writers Dan Jurgens (Superman; Spider-Man), Dean Haspiel (The Red Hook; The Fox), Trevor Mueller (Albert the Alien; Junkyard Chase) 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!

1:00 – 1:45PM DRAFTING AN UNDERBUST CORSET PATTERN with WIZARD WORLD COSPLAY GUEST BRIT BLISS (M100i)
Learn the basics of constructing a simple underbust corset pattern by using your own measurements and some every day sewing tools.

1:00 – 1:45PM OUT FOR A BITE WITH JAMES MARSTERS (M100E)
Best known for his role as Spike, the platinum blonde vampire on hit shows Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, James Marsters answers questions about everything from his evolution from acting to music, and the projects he plans to conquer in the future.

1:30 – 2:15PM BATMAN V SUPERMAN: THREAT OR MENACE? with SUPERMAN’S DAN JURGENS & SPIDER-MAN’S DANNY FINGEROTH (ROOM M100B)
More puzzling than the primary process is the fact that Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice has drawn extreme positive and negative reactions from critics and fans alike (although everyone seems to agree that Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman is awesome), and yet has smashed all sorts of box office records. Today, Dan Jurgens, one of the most important creators to work on Superman comics over the past three decades and Danny Fingeroth, author of Superman on the Couch: What Superheroes Really Tell Us About Ourselves and Our Society, discuss why the way the characters and their relationship as portrayed in the movie was so controversial. They’ll also discuss Jurgens’ past work on the characters and his upcoming projects, including Superman: Rebirth and Batman Beyond.

2:00 – 2:45PM LOVE YOUR COSPLAY BODY (M100i)
One day, someone called Brichibi Cosplays “Princess Whale” and told her to go off and fry some chicken. So, she did just that, posting the pictures on the internet and writing an article for xoJane about being a plus sized cosplayer. While it’s true that nicknames like “Princess Wonderball” or lovely requests to “stop acting white” or to die a “lesbian bed death” have come her way due to her race, size, sexuality, and general geekiness, this black, lesbian, plus sized cosplayer has decided not to let it get to her and to keep enjoying what cosplay is really about: having fun and showing love to your favorite characters. But is it really possible to ignore the hate and keep moving forward? Yes! And this panel will address how.

2:00 - 2:45PM THE VOICES IN YOUR HEAD WITH SEAN SCHEMMEL (M100E)
Sean Schemmel (English voice of Goku, Dragon Ball Z) tells stories and answers your questions on voicing one of geekdoms most beloved characters.

2:30PM STREET FIGHTER V – TOP 8 FINALS (VIDEO GAMING / SHOW FLOOR)
Many have entered and only 8 remain. Who will walk away with the major grand prize and title of Wizard World Gaming, Minneapolis Street Fighter V Champion?

3:00 – 3:45PM WIZARD WORLD KID’S COSTUME CONTEST (M100B)
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!