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PANEL & PRESENTATION ROOMS
104 – GENERAL PROGRAMMING
202 – GENERAL PROGRAMMING
203– GENERAL PROGRAMMING
BALLROOM – CELEBRITY PROGRAMMING (SATURDAY/SUNDAY ONLY)

FRIDAY, JUNE 17
3:00 – 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

3:00PM – ONSITE TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION OPENS!! (VIDEO GAMING / SHOW FLOOR)
This is your chance to register for one or ALL of our major e-sports tournaments. Please see tournament start times below. For more information, please visit Registration located in the center of the show floor or check out our website Wizardworldgaming.com

REGISTRATION CLOSES FRIDAY @ 7:00PM OR WHEN BRACKETS MAX OUT

3:00 – 5:00PM STREET FIGHTER V BOOTCAMP (VIDEO GAMING / SHOW FLOOR)
Do you have trouble controlling your Satsui no hado? Shadowloo bringing you down? If so, let masters Gootecks & Justin Wong help you RISE UP. Participate for free and learn how to become a better Street Fighter V player. Maybe you’ll be the next Wizard World Gaming Champion!

5:00 – 6:30PM TEKKEN 7 BOOTCAMP (VIDEO GAMING / SHOW FLOOR)
Be one of the first to get your hands on the highly anticipated Tekken 7! Go head to head with a pro and learn how to better improve your game.

5:00-5:45PM MST3K AND THE ART OF MOVIE RIFFING (ROOM 104)
Since Mystery Science Theater burst onto the scene in 1988, movie riffing has become an art form expanding across the country. Join the cast of Rabbit Ears: The Show in a discussion of favorite MST3K moments, as well as where movie riffing stands in popular culture today. We will also be watching the MST3K short film "A Date with Your Family," techniques on movie riffing, information on the new MST3K show, plus a live "riff-off" to a classic short with members of the audience!

5:30-6:15PM CON RADIO PRESENTS: A LIVE RECORDING OF THE CONSMASH PODCAST (ROOM 202)
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" while also discussing the current geek stories related to movies, TV, video games, and toys! Catch up on the show before the show by following @consmash on Twitter. Hosted by Mo Lightning.and Katie Potter

5:30-6:15PM WONDER CAREERS IN VIDEO GAME MEDIA (ROOM 203)
Video Game Media is a growing platform teaming with a plethora of avenues for geektastic careers including podcasting, journalism, literary writing, broadcasting and more. Join this discussion with Genese Davis (The Holder's Dominion), Aaron Carter (Nerd Reactor), Blake Morse (Strategist, Writer, and Video Producer) and Cory Vincent (Video Game Bang) as they divulge the ins and outs for breaking in and producing quality and unique content. Speakers will reveal not only their tips and tricks but vital do's and don'ts for writing, podcasting, and creating in video game media.

6:00 – 8:00PM OVERWATCH GAMEPLAY (VIDEO GAMING / SHOW FLOOR)
“Heroes never die!” Stop by and cheer on as the 10/0 crew takes on the online masses in the years biggest first person shooter, Overwatch!

6:00-6:45PM COMICS, COMPUTERS AND KIRBY: SPOTLIGHT ON BATMAN’S MARK BADGER (ROOM 104)
Writer and artist Mark Badger (Batman; Doctor Strange; The Gargoyle) will talk about the process of breaking into comics in the ‘80s, learning storytelling from legends such as Jim Shooter and Howard Chaykin, how to grow as an artist, how to learn the ever-changing digital landscape for artists, and how to study comics storytelling and develop your own voice as an artist. Danny Fingeroth (Spider-Man; How to Create Comics from Script to Print), who once spent a hilarity-filled day with Badger in a barely-functioning old car looking for a mutual friend’s wedding, moderates.

6:30-7:15PM ALL THINGS PRO WRESTLING WITH WRESTLINGAUDIO.COM (& CON RADIO!) (ROOM 202)
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.

6:30-7:15PM FANDOM AMERICA: CIVIL WAR (ROOM 203)
From comics, TV, film and the web, we are living in a pop culture renaissance. But with too many options and not enough time, how are we to choose what to follow? Join a panel of professional geeks as we debate the best and worst from Marvel/DC films, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, and give our suggestions on what you should be watching, reading and experiencing.

7:00-7:45PM 25 YEARS OF DISNEY’S DARKWING DUCK! (ROOM 104)
That's right... it's been 25 years since the terror that flaps in the night, Darkwing Duck, first appeared in a cloud of smoke on television screens, as part of Disney's beloved programming block, the Disney Afternoon! In celebration of this milestone anniversary, the masked mallard, Launchpad, Gosalyn, and all DW's villains have returned in an all-new comic series from Disney Comics, and publisher Joe Books! Join comic creators Aaron Sparrow and James Silvani as they discuss the road it took to get here, as well as what's next for the terror that flaps in the night! Moderated by Gargoyles creator Greg Weisman.

7:30-:15PM COSTUMES + PLAYING = COSPLAY! SO WHAT DOES THAT ACTUALLY MEAN? (ROOM 202)
Join Wizard World’s Damian Beurer, as well as cosplay guests Britt Bliss and Wind of the Stars as they tell you everything you need to know about dressing up in costumes and going out in public. From wardrobe malfunctions to crazy fans, to how to construct your own costumes and even how to go to the bathroom (you know, in costume), this cosplay squad will give you the inside skinny on the ultimate in spandex fandom.

7:30-8:15PM STAND-UP NERDITY (ROOM 203)
A cadre of Sacramento's hottest stand-up comics, who also happen to be big nerds, will perform all-nerd comedy material, ranging from comics to video games to movies to TV and more. The featured comedians will be Robert Berry, Ellis Rodriguez, Damian Harmony, Carlos Rodriguez, Luke Soin and Emma Haney.

8:30–10:30PM 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. Come enjoy fantastic food and drink specials, FREE entry with your Wizard World wristband and 10% off food and drinks for guests in cosplay! Pizza Rock, 1020 K St, Sacramento, CA 95814. Hosted by Victor Dandridge

SATURDAY, JUNE 18
10:00 – 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

10:00 – 11:00AM TEKKEN 7: DEVELOPER THROW-DOWN! (VIDEO GAMING / SHOW FLOOR)
Fight against the Harada-San and Michael Murray in TEKKEN 7 for a chance to win a TEKKEN 7 Snapback hat!

11:00AM NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: ULTIMATE NINJA STORM 4 TOURNAMENT POOLS (VIDEO GAMING / SHOW FLOOR)
You’ve trained long enough. It’s time to put all that training to the test. Who is going to be the Sacramento Naruto Shippuden 4 Champion?

11:30-12:30PM MARK BADGER’S JUST DRAW 101 (IN 4 PANELS) (ROOM 104)
Have you ever wanted to get started drawing comics and can’t? Have you ever wanted to finish your story and can’t? Just Draw 101 will teach you techniques to finish your work stay focused and get the drawings done. We’ll create some simple characters and build out stories in their lives so you have a way to start your career in comics.

Mark Badger has drawn comics all his life working for Marvel and DC to a variety of non-profits. He has combined that with his passion for teaching computer skills to artist to create Just Draw as a way to develop his own work and pass skills on to others.

Attendees will draw during the workshop, a limited supply of pencils and worksheets will be available first come first served. If you have paper and pens please bring them.

11:30-12:15PM (ALMOST) EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT BACK TO THE FUTURE! (ROOM 202)
Please join Michael Klastorin, author of “Back to the Future: The Ultimate Visual History, for an intimate chat as he discusses everything “Back to the Future!” You’ll be treated to stories, facts and new tidbits, covering the creation and production of the entire trilogy, as well as offshoots like the animated series, the theme park attraction, and what’s new and upcoming in the BTTF Universe. Michael will answer your questions as well!

11:30-12:15PM PUTTING A FACE TO THE VOICE: DAMEON CLARKE (ROOM 203)
You’ve heard his voice throughout television, movies, and video games, now it’s time to meet the voice behind some of your favorite characters! Join notable voice actor Dameon Clarke (Dragon Ball Z, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel) as he shares stories from behind his many projects, talk the process of recording audio, the creative process of establishing a character, and much more! Moderated by Genese Davis.

12:00PM MEET & GREET WITH HARADA-SAN & MICHAEL MURRAY (VIDEO GAMING / SHOW FLOOR)
Meet and get autographs from the Project Leads of TEKKEN! You can also pick up a TEKKEN 7: Fated Retribution Poster!

12:00PM – 2:00AM WIZARD WORLD ALL DAY FREE PLAY AT COIN - OP GAME ROOM
Come join us at Coin-Op Game Room for all day classic arcade fun! All units are set to free play for you to enjoy with some great food and drinks! Located at: 908 K St, Sacramento, CA 95814. 21 & over.

12:30-1:15PM ALL MONSTERS ARE HUMAN, FAN PANEL DISCUSSION (ROOM 202)
A panel for the fans by the fans to discuss what they love about the FX hit American Horror Story. Hosted by Katie Potter.

12:30-1:15PM START YOUR CREATIVITY ENGINES! (ROOM 203)
Having trouble revving up your creativity engine? Creating worlds and characters can be a daunting idea. However, with the right tools and inspiration, the wonderful world of art, writing, and creativity becomes your oasis. Join Genese Davis (The Holder's Dominion), Anna-Marie McLemore (The Weight of Feathers) and Susan Spann (Blade of the Samurai) as they divulge their experience creating worlds and storytelling and how gender and genre sometimes conflict or combine in interesting ways.

1:00PM OFFICIAL BANDAI NAMCO ANIME COSPLAY GROUP PHOTO (BANDAI BOOTH / SHOW FLOOR)
Calling all anime cosplayers! Come down to the Bandai Namco booth on the gaming floor for the official group photo! Photographers will be on hand to capture all of the action!

1:00 – 2:00PM STREET FIGHTER V BOOTCAMP (VIDEO GAMING / SHOW FLOOR)
Do you have trouble controlling your Satsui no hado? Shadowloo bringing you down? If so, let masters Gootecks & Justin Wong help you RISE UP. Participate for free and learn how to become a better Street Fighter V player. Maybe you’ll be the next Wizard World Gaming Champion!

1:00 - 1:45PM ADVENTURES IN MIDDLE EARTH WITH BILLY BOYD (BALLROOM)
“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! Moderated by Tony Kim (Crazy 4 Comic Con blog, podcast)).

1:00-1:45PM VIPs OF SELF-PUBLISHING (ROOM 104)
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.

1:30-2:15PM BEHIND THE CRAFT WITH WIZARD WORLD COSPLAY GUESTS KEITH ZEN & ABBY DARKSTAR (ROOM 202)
You’ve heard a lot about cosplay, but how exactly do you get started? What tools do you need? How do you find info? Lets get Behind the Craft with Keith Zen and Abby Dark Star and other special guests.

1:30-2:00PM INSIDE THE RING WITH WWE® SUPERSTAR THE BIG SHOW™ (ROOM 203)
Moderated by Con Radio’s Mo Lightning (conSMASH, WrestlingAudio Presents).

2:00PM TEKKEN 7: THE KING OF THE IRON FIST TOURNAMENT POOLS (VIDEO GAMING / SHOW FLOOR)
The Tournament continues. This is our 5th city of this multi-city tournament in where each winner not only wins the city grand prize of $3,000, but also a chance to compete in the grand finals for a chance at $20,000! Who will represent Sacramento in The King of the Iron Fist Tournament Grand Finals?

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 SPAWN OF THE PULPS: THE TWISTED ROOTS OF COMICS (AND WONDER WOMAN 75th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION) with WHEELER-NICHOLSON, GORDON & FINGEROTH (ROOM 104)
Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson (granddaughter and biographer of DC Comics founder Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson), Mel Gordon (professor at UC Berkeley and co-author of Funnyman: The First Jewish Superhero) and Danny Fingeroth (Disguised as Clark Kent: Jews, Comics and the Creation of the Superhero; Superman on the Couch: What Superheroes Really Tells Us About Ourselves and Our Society) reveal the stories of the gangsters, bootleggers, and eccentric geniuses who founded the comic book business—and discuss the equally strange origins of Wonder Woman, who debuted 75 years ago, in 1941.

2:00-2:45PM EVERYTHING’S SHINY, CAP’N: JEWEL STAITE (BALLROOM)
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!) Moderated by Tony Kim (Crazy 4 Comic Con blog, podcast).

2:30-3:15PM DRAFTING AN UNDERBUST CORSET PATTERN with WIZARD WORLD COSPLAY GUEST BRIT BLISS (ROOM 202)
Learn the basics of constructing a simple underbust corset pattern by using your own measurements and some every day sewing tools.

2:30-3:15PM STARRING ON KILLER TV SHOWS WITH SCOTT WILSON (ROOM 203)
Join Scott Wilson as he answers your questions on his storied TV and Movie career. From his time on In the Heat of the Night, to AMC’s the Walking Dead and his new project, Damien.

3:00-3:45PM GENERATIONS OF WOMEN IN COMICS (ROOM 104)
Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson (granddaughter and biographer of DC Comics founder Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson), Genese Davis (author and gaming expert) and Jessica Balboni (manager of Escapist Comics and one of the Valkyries) discuss highlights of some of the history of women artists and writers in comics and the roles women play today in the industry with the expanded roles in gaming and cosplay.

3:00-3:45 BOLDLY GOING WITH WILLIAM SHATNER (BALLROOM)
With a career spanning over five decades and an extensive résumé that includes starring roles in shows such as Star Trek and Boston Legal, Emmy-award winner William Shatner takes the stage to dish on the roles that have made him a household name and one of the most renowned men in television history.

3:30-4:15PM FOAM VS THERMOPLASTICS: THE GREAT ARMOR DEBATE with WIZARD WORLD COSPLAY GUEST WIND OF THE STARS COSPLAY (ROOM 202)
Building armor can be a challenging endeavor especially when there are so many ways to go about it. This panel will mainly go over how to create armor with foam and thermoplastics (Worbla and Terraflex) and the pros and cons of each medium, with samples of both the raw and finished products. Information and examples of other types of armor building, such as casting, fiberglass, and vacuum forming, will also be touched on.

4:00 – 5:00PM TEKKEN TALK LIVE FEATURING: HARADA-SAN & MICHAEL MURRAY (VIDEO GAMING / SHOW FLOOR)
Catch Tekken Talk Live as hosts MarkMan & Rip Talk with guests and Tekken developers, Harada-San and Michael Murray. Catch up on all the latest Tekken 7 hype and get an update on The King of the Iron Fist Tournament Tour 2016.

4:00-4:45PM 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 104)
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. Today, 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.

4:00-4:45PM AMERICAN HORROR STORYTELLER: DENIS O’HARE (BALLROOM)
Learn from the Emmy nominated Denis O’Hare exactly what it takes to get into the heads of some of Hollywood’s most interesting characters, including numerous roles on FX’s American Horror Story, True Blood, Edge of Darkness, and others! Moderated by Katie Potter
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4:30-5:15PM ODE TO LEADING LADIES (ROOM 202)
Women leads and female heroes are rapidly evolving. Rey in Star Wars has 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), Maureen O'Leary (The Ghost Daughter) and Anna-Marie McLemore (The Weight of Feathers) as they share their creation process for women heroes, what they think about when creating or collaborating on a female lead, and what they foresee happening to female heroes in the future.

4:30-5:15PM THE MAN OF STEEL: DEAN CAIN (ROOM 203)
Some people are born to be great while others are born to be SUPER! Join Dean Cain as he reflects on his time as the legendary hero in the hit TV series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, how playing the Man of Steel has changed his career, what it meant to him to don the cape, and the other projects he’s worked on over the years!

5:00-5:45PM BODY IMAGE & DIVERSITY IN COMICS, COSPLAY & POP CULTURE (ROOM 104)
Hang with the ladies of the Chunky Girl Universe as they chat about body image, diversity and loving your nerdiness in this interactive discussion panel! Size, skin color, sexual orientation, gender…nothing is off limits! The women discuss their journey to loving their bodies and becoming comfortable in their own skin, as well as learning to embrace and love their own nerdy obsessions and guilty pleasures! Join in the discussion and have some fun with the Chunky Girl Universe!
www.facebook.com/chunkygirlcomics @chunkygirlcomics (Instagram) @chunkygirlcomix (Twitter)

5:00-5:30PM INSIDE THE X-MEN UNIVERSE WITH EVAN PETERS (BALLROOM)
Born with special abilities, mutants have fought for decades to be accepted by humankind. Their latest battle has taken place on the big screen in X-Men: Apocalypse! Join the scene-stealing Quicksilver, Evan Peters (American Horror Story; Kick Ass) as he talks the latest X-film, working with incredible stars like Patrick Stewart & James McAvoy, his TV work, & anything else YOU want to ask him!

5:00PM STREET FIGHTER V - DOUBLE ELIMINATION TOURNAMENT POOLS (VIDEO GAMING / SHOW FLOOR)
Sacramento, CA! Many will enter, but who will RISE UP and become our Street Fighter V Champion? With $3,000 on the line, competition is sure to be tough.

5:30-6:15PM IGDA SACRAMENTO: CREATING A GAME DEV HUB (ROOM 202)
Did you know there is an active and growing indie game development community here in California's capital city? Did you know that the leaders of this community are actively working to establish a full-fledged job market in the region? Artists, programmers, designers, musicians and game enthusiasts are invited to join us for an insightful chat on how you can play a role in the Sacramento game development community! Panelists include Claire Bhakta (Ninja Pandas), Jateen Bhakta (Ninja Pandas), Nathan Allshouse (Chicken-n-Bits & Square One, LLC), Gabriel Gutierrez (Nascent Games, LLC & IGDA Sacramento), Angel Perez (Chicken-n-Bits), and Briana Aea (IGDA Sacramento)

5:30-6:15PM JUSTICE BEFORE THE JOB: ANNIE WERSCHING (ROOM 203)
While she has made memorable appearances on the big screen in Bruce Almighty and in the award-winning video game The Last of Us, Annie Wersching has made her biggest impact on television. Best known for her roll in 24, Annie has also left her mark on The Vampire Diaries, Bosch, Castle, Dallas and many others. What in her career has stood out the most? What’s next? Come to this Q&A, ask your question and find out.

6:00-6:45PM A CREATIVE LIFE: SPOTLIGHT ON COMICS AND ANIMATION WRITER AND PRODUCER (BATMAN, GARGOYLES, SPIDER-MAN) GREG WEISMAN (ROOM 104) Greg Weisman has had—and continues to have—an incredible career as writer, producer, executive and editor for countless comics (including Captain Atom, Star Wars Kanan and Starbrand and Nightmask) and cartoons (including Gargoyles, The Spectacular Spider-Man, Young Justice and Star Wars Rebels). He’s also a prose novelist (Rain of the Ghosts and Spirits of Ash and Foam), whose latest work—World of Warcraft: Traveler—is due out in November. Today, Greg talks about his career and how he got to work on so many cool projects. Danny Fingeroth (The Stan Lee Universe; Deadly Foes of Spider-Man) moderates.

6:30-7:15PM VIDEOGAME BANG! LIVE INTERACTIVE PODCAST FEAT. GENESE DAVIS & RICH ALVAREZ (ROOM 202)
Sacramento's #1 Gaming and Geek Culture Podcast Videogame BANG! is back at Sacramento Wizard World and we are bigger and better than ever with two very special guests! Cory and Aaron are joined by renowned author of The Holder's Dominion Genese Davis and creator and star of the YouTube series: Stupid Mario World, Rich Alvarez. This is not your ordinary live podcast, because this one makes YOU the star. Do you think Overwatch is Game of the Year? Are you sick and tired of overpriced DLC? Whatever you want to talk about is fair game in this town hall style panel where GREAT QUESTIONS win you GREAT PRIZES. Show the hardest working podcast in Sacramento some love, this is not the panel you want to miss!

6:30-7:15PM CRYPT TV FIRST LOOK (ROOM 203)
CryptTV First Look at Wizard World Sacramento will give fans an early look at never before seen Crypt TV original horror shorts and showcase our most exciting content. Don’t miss these Wizard World exclusives.

7:00-7:45PM THE RISE OF MARVEL COMICS PANEL (ROOM 104)
Come see the team responsible for creating the upcoming first biographical feature film about the origins of Marvel Comics which will be the largest biographical movie in the history of the Sacramento region!
Ever want to be in a movie? Everyone who registers has a chance to have a walk on part plus more surprises you don't want to miss!

7:00-9:00PM WIZARD WORLD COSTUME CONTEST SPONSORED BY BANDAI NAMCO (BALLROOM)
Hosted by ConRadio.com’s own superheroes Mo Lightning (ConSMASH podcast) and Victor Dandridge (Hall of Justice podcast), 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. Anime lovers, be sure to wear your best and you could take home the “Best Anime” category with a prize package from Bandai Namco!

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

Special guest judges Abby Darkstar, Zen Dragon, Brit Bliss, and Wind of the Stars Cosplay!Hurry to the Info booth on Saturday to register for the Wizard World Costume Contest. The first 100 participants will receive a limited edition t-shirt from "Call to Cosplay" on MyxTV. Registration closes at 5:00PM!! (Recommended for ages 13+)

9:00PM MARVEL VS. CAPCOM ARCADE TOURNAMENT AT COIN-OP GAME ROOM
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 Marvel vs. Capcom Arcade Tournament at Coin-Op Game Room for a chance to show off your skills and win cool prizes! Sign up starts at 9pm at the venue and tournament is at 10:30pm. Located at: 908 K St, Sacramento, CA 95814. 21 & over.

SUNDAY, JUNE 19
10:00 – 3:00PM 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 NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: ULTIMATE NINJA STORM 4 TOP 8 FINALS (VIDEO GAMING / SHOW FLOOR)
We are down to our final 8. $1,000 is on the line and the title of Wizard World Gaming, Naruto Champion!

11:00-11:45AM FROM CONCEPT TO CONTRACT: TIPS ON CREATING AND PUBLISHING (ROOM 203)
What really makes a page-turning story so gripping? And what's the scoop on the publishing process? Join this exciting discussion as special guest speakers Genese Davis (The Holder's Dominion), Cindy Sample (Dying for a Donut) and M Todd Gallowglas (Halloween Jack) divulge how to best navigate the often confusing waters of the writing and publishing world. Panelists will share their insider experiences for their genres including tips and tricks for creating stories that captivate!

11:30-12:15PM I’M NOT A SIDEKICK: A DISCUSSION ON DIVERSITY IN POP CULTURE (ROOM 104)
The pop culture explosion through comics, TV and film has opened up new opportunities for cultural diversity; however, many obstacles still exist. In this humorous but poignant discussion, diverse geek experts discuss breaking ethnic stereotypes, current casting decisions and what changes need to happen for us to boldly go into the future.

11:30-12:15PM HALO COSTUME & PROP MAKING WITH THE 405TH (ROOM 202)
Ever wanted to create the suits they wear from the Halo series but don't know where to begin? We'll go over all the most popular methods of making costumes and props from the Halo universe including pepakura, foam building and a look into 3d printing!

12:00-12:45PM VILLAINS VERSUS VILLAINS (ROOM 203)
A battle royale between villains! What makes a great monster or just plain psycho-antagonist? Creators divulge which characters claim the best villain award. Why do some win our hearts while others creep us out? Special guest speakers Genese Davis (The Holder's Dominion), Maureen O'Leary (The Arrow) and M Todd Gallowglas (Dead Weight) will share their perspectives and creative process including what key ingredients they focus on when creating vicious characters. Don't miss this thrilling discussion.

12:00-12:45PM LONGING. RUSTED. SEVENTEEN. DAYBREAK. FURNACE. NINE. BENIGN. HOMECOMING. ONE. FREIGHTCAR. SEBASTIAN STAN. (BALLROOM)
Now that we’ve said the series of code words, Sebastian Stan is forced to take the stage and answer every & all questions about his time as Marvel’s Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier! Since he’s now “ready to comply”, let’s also have him talk about his time in Black Swan, Gossip Girl, The Martian and his many other projects, shall we?

12:00PM TEKKEN 7: THE KING OF THE IRON FIST TOURNAMENT – TOP 8 FINALS (VIDEO GAMING / SHOW FLOOR)
The final 8 have been determined. Who will be crowned Wizard World Gaming Sacramento Tekken 7 Champion and claim $3,000? Who will go on to represent Sac Town in the grand finals?

12:30-1:15PM U CRE-8 COMICS PRESENTS: CHARACTER CRAFTERS (ROOM 104)
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.

12:30-1:15PM A BEHIND THE SCENES LOOK AT THE LAST WOLF OF EZO (ROOM 202)
Attend a special first look at the feature film: The Last Wolf of Ezo. The film is about Karukan, a ronin samurai, who travels to the old west after his clan fails to stop a werewolf that has escaped Japan. He hires Langdon, a broken down outlaw, to accompany him to stop the beast.

1:00-1:45PM HOW TO GET TO SESAME STREET WITH CAROLL SPINNEY (ROOM 203)
“I’ll be the smartest bird the world has ever seen.” As the voice of both Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, Caroll Spinney influenced every child who was fortunate enough to turn on Sesame Street. Hear his amazing voice(s), learn how life on the other side of ‘the Street’ can be and bring your questions for this very rare panel discussion!

1:00-1:30PM GOING UNDERCOVER WITH AGENT CARTER’S HAYLEY ATWELL (BALLROOM)
Captain America’s best gal, Hayley Atwell, storms the Wizard World stage to talk the legacy of Agent Peggy Carter, the importance of strong women on-screen, her upcoming ABC show Conviction, and whatever else comes up in this fan-driven Q&A.

1:30-2:15PM LEAVE ‘EM LAUGHING: HOW TO DRAW FUNNY! with THE SIMPSONS’ PHIL ORTIZ (ROOM 104)
Ever wonder how humor artists are able to create characters and stories that leave us laughing like idiots? Here, one of the finest practitioners of the simple art of humor, Phil Ortiz (The Simpsons TV show and comics; He-Man; Smurfs) tells and shows you how he does it! Moderated by Danny Fingeroth (How to Create Comics from Script to Print).

1:30-2:15PM TRAILER PARK 2.0 (ROOM 202)
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, maybe learn a thing or two about the latest and greatest news regarding newly-announced film & TV projects.

2:00-2:45PM GARGOYLES – WE LIVE AGAIN! (ROOM 203)
Twenty years after new production ceased, the groundbreaking Disney animated television series Gargoyles still has a massive and loyal fan following. Come hear series creator Greg Weisman talk about the history of Goliath, Demona, Xanatos and the rest with Joe Books' Aaron Sparrow. Plus - spoilers! - find out what's next for everyone's favorite Defenders of the Night!

2:00PM STREET FIGHTER V – TOP 8 FINALS (VIDEO GAMING / SHOW FLOOR)
It’s been a long tournament, and it’s still not over. The final 8 will fight for their chance at $3,000 cash and the title of Wizard World Gaming Street Fighter V Champion!

2:30-3:15PM A VERY SPECIAL SESSION WITH AMERICAN FLAGG!’S HOWARD CHAYKIN (ROOM 104)
Howard Victor Chaykin has been a comic book professional for more than forty years. Forty years. Think about it. He took a hiatus from the comics industry for about fifteen years, to work his way up the ladder of television, on shows which he’d never watch—while keeping his hands in the comics business, because he knows nothing lasts forever. He has a terrible reputation among fans for profanity, limited patience with nonsense, and spite, an attitude he’s finally and gratefully aged into. Among his many comics works are American Flagg, Black Kiss, and the Shadow. Today, Howard will say stuff about comics and life that you’ll regret missing. Danny Fingeroth (Disguised as Clark Kent: Jews, Comics and the Creation of the Superhero; Spider-Man) moderates.

2:30-3:15PM EVERYONE’S A CRITIC (ROOM 202)
The past decade has seen an explosion in the number and scope of journalism – from the rise of citizen-journalism to bloggers to vlogging, podcasters, and online-only news sources, regionally-known writers and hosts will talk about the role new-media plays between readers and their beats. If you’ve ever wanted to find out about the trials and tribulations behind the scenes or how to find out how to become a writer as well.

3:00-3:45PM KIDS COSTUME CONTEST SPONSORED BY K12 (ROOM 203)
Calling all kids ages 13 and under to come out and strut your stuff at the Wizard World Kids Costume Contest! You won’t want miss this Kodak moment packed with a whole lot of fun, laughs and prizes for all participants! (Light-hearted competition. Not intended for serious competitors.)