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Past Celebrity Guests

*TALENT SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Cancellations: Mitch Pileggi, and Melody Anderson.

Jason Momoa

Jason Momoa

Saturday
AquamanJustice LeagueGame Of ThronesStargate: Atlantis

Jason Momoa

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Saturday
AquamanJustice LeagueGame Of ThronesStargate: Atlantis

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Holly Marie Combs

Holly Marie Combs

Friday - Sunday
Charmed • Picket Fences • Pretty Little Liars

Holly Marie Combs

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Friday - Sunday
Charmed • Picket Fences • Pretty Little Liars

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Brian Krause

Brian Krause

Friday - Sunday
Charmed

Brian Krause

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Friday - Sunday
Charmed

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Drew Fuller

Drew Fuller

Friday - Sunday
Charmed

Drew Fuller

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Friday - Sunday
Charmed

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Dan Fogler
Just Added!

Dan Fogler

Saturday - Sunday
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find ThemThe Crimes of GrindelwaldThe Action Figures Band

Dan Fogler

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Saturday - Sunday
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find ThemThe Crimes of GrindelwaldThe Action Figures Band

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Lori Petty

Lori Petty

Saturday - Sunday
Orange Is The New BlackA League of Their OwnTank GirlPoint Break

Lori Petty

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Saturday - Sunday
Orange Is The New BlackA League of Their OwnTank GirlPoint Break

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Sam J. Jones

Sam J. Jones

Friday - Sunday
Flash GordonThe SpiritThe HighwaymanSG-1 The Bounty Hunter

Sam J. Jones

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
Flash GordonThe SpiritThe HighwaymanSG-1 The Bounty Hunter

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Jake Stormoen

Jake Stormoen

Friday - Sunday
The OutpostMythicaExtinct

Jake Stormoen

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
The OutpostMythicaExtinct

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Brande Roderick

Brande Roderick

Saturday - Sunday
Baywatch2001 Playboy Playmate of the YearThe Celebrity Apprentice

Brande Roderick

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Saturday - Sunday
Baywatch2001 Playboy Playmate of the YearThe Celebrity Apprentice

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Sandra Taylor

Sandra Taylor

Saturday - Sunday
Under Siege 2The Princess DiariesThe Howard Stern Radio Talk Show

Sandra Taylor

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Saturday - Sunday
Under Siege 2The Princess DiariesThe Howard Stern Radio Talk Show

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Lydia Cornell

Lydia Cornell

Friday - Sunday
Too Close for ComfortCurb Your EnthusiasmThe Love Boat

Lydia Cornell

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
Too Close for ComfortCurb Your EnthusiasmThe Love Boat

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Claudia Wells

Claudia Wells

Friday - Sunday
Back To The Future

Claudia Wells

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
Back To The Future

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Michael Raymond James

Michael Raymond James

Saturday - Sunday
Tell Me a StoryGame of SilenceTrue BloodOnce Upon a Time

Michael Raymond James

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Saturday - Sunday
Tell Me a StoryGame of SilenceTrue BloodOnce Upon a Time

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William Katt

William Katt

Friday - Sunday
CarrieThe Greatest American HeroBig Wednesday

William Katt

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Friday - Sunday
CarrieThe Greatest American HeroBig Wednesday

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Jason Faunt

Jason Faunt

Friday - Sunday
Power Rangers Time Force

Jason Faunt

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
Power Rangers Time Force

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Samm Levine

Samm Levine

Friday - Sunday
Freaks and GeeksUndeclaredInglourious Basterds

Samm Levine

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
Freaks and GeeksUndeclaredInglourious Basterds

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Richard Grieco

Richard Grieco

Saturday - Sunday
A Night at the Roxbury21 Jump Street

Richard Grieco

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Saturday - Sunday
A Night at the Roxbury21 Jump Street

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Thomas Ian Nicholas

Thomas Ian Nicholas

Friday - Sunday
Rookie of the YearAmerican Pie

Thomas Ian Nicholas

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
Rookie of the YearAmerican Pie

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Wesley Eure
Just Added!

Wesley Eure

Friday - Sunday
LAND OF THE LOSTDAYS OF OUR LIVES

Wesley Eure

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
LAND OF THE LOSTDAYS OF OUR LIVES

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The Honky Tonk Man

The Honky Tonk Man

Friday - Sunday
Professional Wrestling

The Honky Tonk Man

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
Professional Wrestling

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Joe Wos

Joe Wos


MazetoonsAn Animation Celebration: The Top 100 Animated TV Characters

Joe Wos

Artists & Creators Programming Highlights

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Travis Langley

Travis Langley


Professor of Psychology / Author / Panel Host

Travis Langley

Artists & Creators

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The Art of Sir - Eddy Decker

The Art of Sir - Eddy Decker

Featured Artist

The Art of Sir - Eddy Decker

Artists & Creators

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Levi Craig Arts

Levi Craig Arts

Featured Artist

Levi Craig Arts

Artists & Creators

Featured Artist

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Punch It! Graphics - Michael Flynn

Punch It! Graphics - Michael Flynn

Featured Artist

Punch It! Graphics - Michael Flynn

Artists & Creators

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Y Comics

Y Comics

Featured Artist
Independent Comic Publisher

Y Comics

Featured Artist

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TheJettyJetShow - Jet Kimchrea

TheJettyJetShow - Jet Kimchrea


TheJettyJetShow - Jet Kimchrea

Artists & Creators

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Rob Gardner - The Art of the Gard

Rob Gardner - The Art of the Gard


Digital Illustrator

Rob Gardner - The Art of the Gard

Artists & Creators

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Anthony Helmer

Anthony Helmer


Anthony Helmer

Artists & Creators

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Denys Cowan

Denys Cowan


Denys Cowan

Artists & Creators

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CutieHats

CutieHats

Featured Exhibitor

CutieHats

Retailers

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Carson Bender

Carson Bender


Carson Bender

Artists & Creators

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Eclectic Dezignz By Shawna Arzadon

Eclectic Dezignz By Shawna Arzadon


Eclectic Dezignz By Shawna Arzadon

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Gadgets aNd Collectibles

Gadgets aNd Collectibles

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Toys & Collectibles

Gadgets aNd Collectibles

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Steve Smith

Steve Smith


Steve Smith

Artists & Creators

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Jason Oakes

Jason Oakes


Jason Oakes

Artists & Creators

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Gem City Books

Gem City Books

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Comics & Graphic NovelsDecals

Gem City Books

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Mostafa Moussa

Mostafa Moussa


MarvelDark Horse

Mostafa Moussa

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Howard Chaykin

Howard Chaykin


American Flagg!Divided States of Hysteria

Howard Chaykin

Artists & Creators

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Lopan 4000

Lopan 4000


Lopan 4000

Artists & Creators

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Weapon Direct

Weapon Direct

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Weapon Direct

Retailers

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Jeremy Clark

Jeremy Clark


Grimm's Fairy TalesProdigy

Jeremy Clark

Artists & Creators

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M. Todd Gallowglas

M. Todd Gallowglas


Tears of Rage Sequence - Halloween Jack - Dead Weight: The Tombs

M. Todd Gallowglas

Artists & Creators

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Mccull's Webcomics & Art

Mccull's Webcomics & Art


Mccull's Webcomics & Art

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Shelbi Webb - Sugar Glider Comic

Shelbi Webb - Sugar Glider Comic


Shelbi Webb - Sugar Glider Comic

Artists & Creators

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Michael Calero

Michael Calero


TandarAll New Fathom

Michael Calero

Artists & Creators

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Charlotte Sketches

Charlotte Sketches


Charlotte Sketches

Artists & Creators

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BREED

BREED


BREED

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The Pumpkin Geek

The Pumpkin Geek


The Pumpkin Geek

Artists & Creators

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Sparkle Stache

Sparkle Stache


Sparkle Stache

Cosplay

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Guerrero Art

Guerrero Art


Guerrero Art

Artists & Creators

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Change4Love

Change4Love


Change4Love

Artists & Creators

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Hangtown Comics

Hangtown Comics


Independent Comic Writer

Hangtown Comics

Artists & Creators

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In Hiatus Studios

In Hiatus Studios


Creative StudioPublisher

In Hiatus Studios

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Geek Fine Art

Geek Fine Art


Illustrator

Geek Fine Art

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Hamimo Small Things

Hamimo Small Things


Hamimo Small Things

Artists & Creators

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Joseph Zhou

Joseph Zhou


Joseph Zhou

Artists & Creators

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Kevin M. Glover

Kevin M. Glover


Independent Comic PublisherCult Film Producer

Kevin M. Glover

Artists & Creators

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Kip Rasmussen Tolkien Illustration

Kip Rasmussen Tolkien Illustration


Illustrator

Kip Rasmussen Tolkien Illustration

Artists & Creators

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Octopunx

Octopunx


Steampunk / Gothic Art

Octopunx

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Chicago Costume

Chicago Costume


Chicago Costume

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Hollywood Joe's Memorabilia

Hollywood Joe's Memorabilia


Autographed Memorabilia

Hollywood Joe's Memorabilia

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Change4Love

Change4Love


Change4Love

Artists & Creators

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Camislyce

Camislyce


Camislyce

Cosplay

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Captain Kaycee

Captain Kaycee


Captain Kaycee

Cosplay

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Literary Alterations

Literary Alterations


Literary Alterations

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Player One Games

Player One Games


Toys & Collectibles

Player One Games

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Nu Nu Faces

Nu Nu Faces


Nu Nu Faces

Kids

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Chew On This

Chew On This


Chew On This

Programming Highlights

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TeeTurtle

TeeTurtle


TeeTurtle

Retailers

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Dream Enrichment Classes

Dream Enrichment Classes


Dream Enrichment Classes

Kids

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Project FanCare

Project FanCare


Project FanCare

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Toynk

Toynk


Toynk

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DeLorean Time Machine

DeLorean Time Machine


DeLorean Time Machine

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1966 Batmobile replica

1966 Batmobile replica


1966 Batmobile replica

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TALENT SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Cancellations: Mitch Pileggi, and Melody Anderson.
  • Friday, Sep. 20, 20194:00 PM - 4:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    fighting demo by maechalon - verdish foam fighting

    Don't miss this performance by weapons experts Maechalon!

  • Friday, Sep. 20, 20194:00 PM - 5:00 PM location: KIDS ZONE

    free sketches for kids

    Kids can join artist Joe Wos for free sketches in the Kids Zone!

  • Friday, Sep. 20, 20195:00 PM - 5:30 PM location: KIDS ZONE

    kids performance by the saberist academy

    Check out this live performance by the lightsaber experts at The Saberist Academy!

  • Friday, Sep. 20, 20195:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: ROOM C

    how our abilities are our superpowers

    In this panel CEO Bart Hawkins and COO Jason Webbtalk about the background of Change4Love including the development of the company through founder Glenn Stucki and his accident and amazing recovery, as well as their original mission to unlock the superhero within through the arts and it's origins. Additionally, they will be sharing stories about how people with special needs are changing the world with love, art and it's development with artists with special needs and giving of that artwork to those who are struggling, healing or in need of inspiration through small acts of kindness.

  • Friday, Sep. 20, 20195:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: ROOM D

    evil animated

    "Mirror, mirror on the wall who's the baddest of them all?" Find out as cartoon historian Joe Wos list the top ten meanest of the mean animated movie villains to ever terrorize the silver screen. From devilish Disney denizens to more surprising forgotten fiends, we will discuss the finer points of what makes a truly great cartoon villain.

  • Friday, Sep. 20, 20195:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    jewelry design demo with eclectic dezignz

    Don't miss this live demo on jewelry making!

  • Friday, Sep. 20, 20195:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    i love the 80s: a conversation with lydia cornell, william katt and claudia wells

    Moderated by Tony Kim.

  • Friday, Sep. 20, 20195:30 PM - 6:30 PM location: KIDS ZONE

    free balloon twisting & face painting for kids

    Join the Balloon Twisters in the Kids Zone for free balloon twisting and face painting for kids!

  • Friday, Sep. 20, 20196:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: ROOM C

    creating comics

    Who creates comics? How? Why? Where do they get their start, and what keeps them going? Find out how writing and drawing stories you love can become a full-time job. Dr. Travis Langley (The Joker Psychology: Evil Clowns and the Women Who Love Them; Black Panther Psychology: Hidden Kingdoms) speaks with pros Denys Cowan (Marvel, DC, Milestone Media), Bill Coulombe (Y Comics), Anthony Helmer (Marvel, Dynamite, Upper Deck), and Shelbi Webb (Sugar Glider) as they share their experience, insight, and humor with anyone interested in telling their own comic book stories or simply finding out more about the creative and publishing process. For writers, artists, and fans of every kind!

  • Friday, Sep. 20, 20196:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: ROOM D

    nerdprov!

    Laugh your Asgard off with improvisers from Sacramento’s own ComedySportz Sacramento, as they make up scenes on the spot, Whose Line Is It Anyway style, all while using your nerdiest suggestions and featuring cosplay volunteers from the audience. With your ComedySportz New York host, Mike Gregorek.

  • Friday, Sep. 20, 20196:20 PM - 6:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    fighting demo by the saberist academy

    Don't miss this live performance by the lightsaber performers of the Saberist Academy!

  • Friday, Sep. 20, 20196:30 PM - 7:00 PM location: KIDS ZONE

    kids jedi training

    Kids looking to learn the way of the Jedi should join Maechalon in the Kids Zone for this training session!

  • Friday, Sep. 20, 20196:30 PM - 7:15 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    once upon a toon

    Cartoonist and storyteller Joe Wos present his program featuring storytelling and live cartoon illustration. This all ages show features original stories and folktales with a twist. Joe draws the stories as he tells them! It's like watching a picture book be created before your very eyes. Join Joe on a pun-filled adventure for all ages!

  • Friday, Sep. 20, 20196:45 PM - 7:15 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    musical performance by thomas ian nicholas

    Don’t miss this performance by Wizard World guest Thomas Ian Nicholas!

  • Friday, Sep. 20, 20197:00 PM - 7:45 PM location: ROOM C

    the art and craft of story openings

    "Hook them from the first sentence." We've heard that time and time again, but what exactly does that mean? How do you do it? Join writer and educator M. Todd Gallowglas as he gives examples of memorable story openings, examines why and how those opening

  • Friday, Sep. 20, 20197:00 PM - 7:45 PM location: ROOM D

    cosplay 101

    Want to begin cosplaying but don’t know how to get started? Join Wizard World Cosplay Guests SparkleStache, Camislyce and Captain Kaycee in a discussion that will provide you with a guideline on crafting supplies, wigs, contacts, makeup, etc! Bring your questions for this Q&A and get some answers!

  • Friday, Sep. 20, 20197:30 PM - 8:15 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    disney trivia with thomas ian nicholas & samm levine

    Calling all Disney fans! Join us as audience members battle it out against Samm Levine (Freaks and Geeks) Walt Disney himself, from ‘Walt Before Mickey’ Thomas Ian Nicholas, in this epic trivia event! Questions could cover anything….Disney Movies, Parks, and even Walt Disney himself! There will be tons of fun and even more laughs! So come test your skills and win some prizes along the way! Hosted by Lani Sarem.

  • Friday, Sep. 20, 20197:30 PM - 8:15 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    make your own mandalorian

    Want to be cooler than Boba Fett? Star Wars fans looking to join the ranks of these elite mercenaries can’t miss this tutorial on creating your own Mandalorian armor.


  • Friday, Sep. 20, 20198:00 PM - 8:45 PM location: ROOM C

    diversity in pop culture

    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. Hosted by Tony Kim (Crazy4Comiccon.com, HeroWithin).

  • Friday, Sep. 20, 20198:00 PM - 8:45 PM location: ROOM D

    fantastic fandoms: creating a positive fandom experience...even when it gets negative

    Fandom can be the one place that you truly feel comfortable -- it can be your haven in a stressful world. But we all come across the occasionally toxic person (or group of people) who ruin what should be a joyful experience. Join Christine Killmer (founder of Project FanCare) and John Marcotte (founder of HeroicGirls.com) to learn specific ways you can keep your fan experience positive when the trolls start to poison your social media feed.

  • Friday, Sep. 20, 20198:20 PM - 9:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    wizard world karaoke

    Come show off your vocal chops (or lack thereof!) in our official Wizard World Karaoke!

  • Saturday, Sep. 21, 201910:00 AM - 10:30 AM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    fighting demo by the saberist academy

    Check out this live performance by the weapons experts of the Saberist Academy!

  • Saturday, Sep. 21, 201910:00 AM - 11:00 AM location: KIDS ZONE

    free sketches for kids

    Kids can join artist Joe Wos for free sketches in the Kids Zone!

  • Saturday, Sep. 21, 201910:30 AM - 11:00 AM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    fire power demonstration with mad science

    Join Mad Science for this exciting live science demonstration!

  • Saturday, Sep. 21, 201911:00 AM - 11:30 AM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    jedi training with maechalon

    Fans of all ages looking to learn the ways of the Jedi can't miss this training session!

  • Saturday, Sep. 21, 201911:00 AM - 11:30 AM location: KIDS ZONE

    kids performance by the saberist academy

    Check out this live performance by the lightsaber experts at The Saberist Academy!

  • Saturday, Sep. 21, 201911:30 AM - 12:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    musical performance by alex wer

    Don't miss this musical performance by Alex Were, the Pumpkin Geek!

  • Saturday, Sep. 21, 201911:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: ROOM C

    cause-play: sharing hope

    Sharing our passion of costuming with others and making a difference in our community can be combined when we visit children at the hospital as their favorite characters. In this panel, we will be discussing the effect such visits have on the children, their families, the hospital staff, and on our volunteers. This is a transformative experience for all involved, and we will be sharing stories, pictures, and insights on how to make a positive impact on others through volunteering. From a volunteer’s experience at their first visit to working with hospital staff to provide children experiences like going to the movies with superheroes to bedside visits for children on hospice, come join us and hear how cosplay can become “Cause-play” and bring hope to children who desperately need it.

  • Saturday, Sep. 21, 201911:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: ROOM D

    chew on this asks, “are you smarter than a nerd?”

    "One shall stand, one shall fall." Come test your nerd knowledge against fellow nerds! All participants will win prizes but only one will be crowned, "The Smartest Nerd"!

  • Saturday, Sep. 21, 201912:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    graphic design in the service of narrative - the actual job of the comic book artist with howard chaykin

    In a visual demonstration, HOWARD CHAYKIN walks participants through the PARADIGM, the perfect and archetypal visual to illustrate the hidden language, syntax and vocabulary of comics and the comics page. It is important to note that we are not talking about drawing here. Rather, this seminar is devoted solely to the organization of the primary delivery system of comics--the page.

  • Saturday, Sep. 21, 201912:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    flash, a-ah! a conversation with flash gordon's sam jones

    Don’t miss this special Q&A with Sam Jones, star of the classic Flash Gordon film! Moderated by Tony Kim.

  • Saturday, Sep. 21, 201912:00 PM - 1:00 PM location: KIDS ZONE

    free face painting for kids by nu nu

    Kids can get their faces painted for free by Nu Nu!

  • Saturday, Sep. 21, 201912:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: ROOM C

    action figure action movies: the art of stop-motion filmmaking with toys

    Do you love action figures? Do you love action movies? Action Figure Action Movie has got everything you’re looking for and more. Featured on Robert Rodriquez’s El Rey Network, the award winning A.F.A.M. saga uses traditional stop motion animation on action figures to create high octane, pulse pounding action movies. Join creator Lon Lopez in an introduction to all things A.F.A.M. as well as a screening of his latest short, a kung fu/zombie smackdown called, The Furious Gospel of Johnny Tan. Q&A, trivia and prizes too!

  • Saturday, Sep. 21, 201912:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: ROOM D

    always be batman: heroes wanted, no capes required!

    “Always be yourself, unless you can be Batman—then always be Batman.” What does that really mean? Can we really learn life lessons from the Dark Knight? Heroes and leaders come from every walk of life. Personal hardship and tragedy drive some to find purpose and meaning, but any person has the potential to stand up because it's the right thing to do. How do we unleash our inner heroes, not only during crisis but in any situation and at any moment of our lives? Heroes' tales reveal deeper lessons as they succeed less through power fantasies and more often through mental preparedness, diversity of social connections, ethical leadership, and sheer persistence. In a compelling presentation, Dr. Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight; Wonder Woman Psychology: Lassoing the Truth) examines the power of stories, both fictional and real, and their potential to ready us for life's opportunities and challenges. Be the hero you want to see.

  • Saturday, Sep. 21, 20191:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    intro to saber building

    In this panel, The Saberist Academy will introduce people to some of the most commonly bought lightsabers available on the market, and the parts they use. First, are you making something from scratch or not, and we talk about the materials needed, home etching, decorating vs design, the electronics, the manufacturers, and pitfalls in the maker process. More details on Saber Makers, Parts and where to find them will be provided.

  • Saturday, Sep. 21, 20191:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    in a league of her own: a conversation with lori petty

    Moderated by Samm Levine.

  • Saturday, Sep. 21, 20191:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: ROOM C

    marvel fan challenge

    Nothing has done more to bring our fandom to mainstream than the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, not all MCU films are created equal. From the first Iron Man to Captain Marvel, join professional nerds as they debate the last decade of Marvel films until there is an ultimate winner. Audience members will also be invited to join in on the panel discussion! This is a must for any superhero fans! Moderated by Tony Kim and the Hero Within Team.

  • Saturday, Sep. 21, 20191:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: ROOM D

    cinema's best of the worst

    "Oh hai Wizard World." Join pop culture historian, Joe Wos, for a discussion on what makes for a truly "great" bad movies. Joe will share a few of his picks for movies you will love to hate and welcomes audience discussion for picks on the best of the worst! From the "Citizen Kane" of bad cinema- Plan 9 from Outer Space to more obscure awful fare, we will watch previews and clips that will leave you writhing in the aisles.

  • Saturday, Sep. 21, 20192:00 PM - 2:30 PM location: KIDS ZONE

    kids jedi training

    Kids looking to learn the way of the Jedi should join Maechalon in the Kids Zone for this training session!

  • Saturday, Sep. 21, 20192:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    kids costume contest

    Hosted by Kato Kaelin and Wizard World Cosplay Guest NikkiPardee!

  • Saturday, Sep. 21, 20192:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    illustrating the world of jrr tolkien

    Lord of the Rings fans can’t miss this demo with artist Kip Rasmussen!

  • Saturday, Sep. 21, 20192:30 PM - 3:15 PM location: ROOM C

    chew on this says, "wtf?"

    The Chew Crew will be discussing some of your favorite movies and point out some of the things that make no sense and have us scratching our heads saying, "WTF?" Also, get a chance to win prizes throughout the entire panel!

  • Saturday, Sep. 21, 20192:30 PM - 3:15 PM location: ROOM D

    hardly heroes podcast: episode #176.5

    Join the Hardly Heroes Buddy, Sheilah and Dyllrd Skyllrd for a live version of our weekly Podcast where we'll chat it up about Everything Movies, TV and Geek Related: Wizard World Sacramento style! We're all steamed up to see you there!

  • Saturday, Sep. 21, 20193:00 PM - 3:30 PM location: KIDS ZONE

    frozen solid demonstration with mad science

    Don't miss this live science demonstration with Mad Science in the Kids Zone!

  • Saturday, Sep. 21, 20193:00 PM - 3:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    cosplay wing making demo

    Cosplayers looking to fly should join Wizard World Cosplay guest Camislyce for this tutorial on making your own set of (nonfunctional) wings!

  • Saturday, Sep. 21, 20193:00 PM - 3:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

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

    The actors behind the seminal supernatural family Piper, Leo and Chris from "Charmed" are here to take your questions and talk about the enduring popularity of your favorite show about three witchy sisters. Moderated by Lani Sarem.

  • Saturday, Sep. 21, 20193:30 PM - 4:15 PM location: ROOM C

    cosplay on a budget

    Want to start cosplaying but don’t want to lay out a lot of cash? Join Wizard World Cosplay Guests SparkleStache & Captain Kaycee for innovative tips on breaking into the field! They’ll discuss why cosplay is okay for any budget, where to look to find cheap cosplays, and ways to achieve the character’s look without an expensive cosplay.

  • Saturday, Sep. 21, 20193:30 PM - 4:15 PM location: ROOM C

    create your own fight scene

    In this panel, The Saberist Academy breaks down what it takes to make a realistic, believable fight scene using either swords, other weapons (or none) for Film, TV, or Live Stage. It all begins with Storytelling, and then is made more spectacular within the actors' abilities to liven the action.

  • Saturday, Sep. 21, 20194:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    sugar glider: a comic with a cause

    This panel will include Shelbi Webb, a 13-year-old girl and one of the youngest comic book authors in the country and her parents Jason and Maggie. Shelbi will briefly discuss the background that led to the creation of the comic. Jason and Maggie will talk about the details that go into making a comic book and the importance of the psychology behind Sugar Glider. Step by step, Shelbi and her father will discuss the ins and outs of developing characters, writing a script, finding the right artists for the job, and spreading the word and message of the comic. They will talk about the highs and lows and the lessons learned along the way. Most importantly, Shelbi will share her cause; to help change the direction of how adolescents struggle with everyday issues through her writing.

  • Saturday, Sep. 21, 20194:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    playing hero: a conversation with jason faunt & jake stormoen

    Come learn the ins and outs of playing heroic and noble characters with Jason Faunt (Power Rangers Time Force) and Jake Stormoen (The Outpost)! Moderated by Samm Levine.

  • Saturday, Sep. 21, 20194:30 PM - 5:15 PM location: ROOM C

    villains strike back: killmonger! kilgrave! the kingpin! the joker! the legion of doom! darth vader! hannibal lecter! khan!!!!!!!!!

    Every great hero faces a rogues gallery full of colorful villains. What makes a great villain? How evil do they have to be? Do they resemble real criminals in any way? Even supervillains? Are they truly insane or just having fun? Dr. Travis Langley (The Joker Psychology: Evil Clowns and the Women Who Love Them; Daredevil Psychology: The Devil You Know) teams up with the real experts to explore what it means to be a villain and what kind of person could become one: Kevin M. Glover (Scary Tales Publishing), Christine Killmer (Fandom Saving Lives), Michael Serrano(Hangtown Comics), and the stars of Chew on This! A Nerds United Podcast. Beware!

  • Saturday, Sep. 21, 20194:30 PM - 5:15 PM location: ROOM D

    the geek’s guide to literary theory

    Once upon a time, some teacher may have tried to convince you of the right way to read a piece of literature. Lit theory is not about the "right" or "wrong" way to read a text. It's like a wibbly wobbly group of lenses through which we view writing in order to gain a greater understanding of the work. What's more, nerd and geek culture are already masters at several of these lenses. Join writer and educator M. Todd Gallowglas to find out what lenses you already use as well as other ways to examine literary texts, yours and others, in order to deepen your understanding of the craft of fiction. Plus, you'll sound hella smart at parties.

  • Saturday, Sep. 21, 20195:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    dia de muertos art demo

    Join artist Guillermo Guerrero for this demo on creating art inspired by Dia De Muertos!

  • Saturday, Sep. 21, 20195:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    no holds barred: a conversation with pro wrestling’s the honky tonk man

    Moderated by Tony Kim

  • Saturday, Sep. 21, 20195:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: ROOM D

    dungeons & dragons & improv

    Join comedians and tried-and-true geeks from Sacramento’s own COMEDYSPORTZ SACRAMENTO as they play a live D&D game. These Wizards of Sacramento will embark on an epic quest built entirely from audience suggestions. With New York based DM & host Mike Gregorek, video-projected dice, and YOU cheering along with every Critical Hit!

  • Saturday, Sep. 21, 20195:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: ROOM C

    cosplay is not consent

    Join Wizard World Sacramento Cosplay Guests SparkleStache & Captain Kaycee for this piscussion on proper etiquette when interacting with cosplayers and how you can help create a safe harassment free space for all the attendees!

  • Saturday, Sep. 21, 20196:00 PM - 6:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    musical performance by thomas ian nicholas

    Don’t miss this performance by Wizard World guest Thomas Ian Nicholas!

  • Saturday, Sep. 21, 20196:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    foam 101 with wizard world cosplay guest camislyce

    Come learn foam basics to help you on your next costume adventure. Complete with a demo of building foam armor from scratch.

  • Saturday, Sep. 21, 20196:30 PM - 7:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    wizard world karaoke

    Come show off your vocal chops (or lack thereof!) in our official Wizard World Karaoke!

  • Saturday, Sep. 21, 20196:30 PM - 7:15 PM location: ROOM C

    animation celebration: top 10 animated tv characters

    Cartoon historian and former executive director/founder of the ToonSeum, Joe Wos gives a sneak peek at the top ten animated television characters from his upcoming book "Animation Celebration: The 100 greatest characters in television animation." Did you favorite make the top ten? Attend this presentation to find out! The list is sure to trigger a lively debate!

  • Saturday, Sep. 21, 20197:00 PM - 8:30 PM location: OUTDOOR MAINSTAGE

    wizard world costume contest


    Hosted by our very own superheroes, 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 Hero, Best Villain, Best Group and Best Anime (Prize Package Sponsored by RightStufAnime.com) Anyone interested in participating can sign-up at the COSPLAY CORNER inside the exhibition floor on Saturday. Registration closes at 5PM! We’ll see you there! (Recommended for ages 13+)

  • Sunday, Sep. 22, 201910:00 AM - 10:45 AM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    musical performance by sacramento school of rock

    Don't miss this live performance!

  • Sunday, Sep. 22, 201911:00 AM - 11:45 AM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    supermodels & superheroes: evolving beauty standards in pop culture & media with brande roderick & sandra taylor

    Moderated by Tony Kim.

  • Sunday, Sep. 22, 201911:00 AM - 11:45 AM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    the art of pareidolia: seeing faces everywhere

    Do you look at a building and see a face smiling back at you? Pareidolia is the act of seeing faces in objects. Join cartoonist Joe Wos as he literally draws inspiration from everyday objects with extraordinary expressions!

  • Sunday, Sep. 22, 201911:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: ROOM C

    fandom saving lives: how film, tv and fandom can help with depression, anxiety and trauma

    We know that the shows, films, books, and fandoms that we love can keep us going through depression and trauma, but did you know that there is actual science behind why it works? Join Christine Killmer (founder of Project FanCare), Dr. Travis Langley (author and professor of psychology ), and actor Wesley Eure (Land of the Lost, Dragon Tales) for specific tips and resources on how fandom can improve our mental health. Hear the personal stories of the panelists, and maybe share your own.

  • Sunday, Sep. 22, 201911:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: ROOM D

    epic cosplay scenery in photos

    Join Wizard World Cosplay Guest Captain Kaycee for this panel discussing location scouting for cosplay photoshoots and how areas around Sacramento can be used for photos!

  • Sunday, Sep. 22, 201911:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: KIDS ZONE

    kids jedi training

    Kids looking to learn the way of the Jedi should join Maechalon in the Kids Zone for this training session!

  • Sunday, Sep. 22, 201911:45 AM - 12:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    fighting demo by the saberist academy

    Don't miss this live performance by the weapon experts from the Saberist Academy!

  • Sunday, Sep. 22, 201912:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    how to build a healthy sustainable income in the art industry

    In this panel Change4Love CEO Bart Hawkins and COO Jason Webb talk a little about Change4Love and it's growth and trajectory. This will include it's humble beginnings from their founder lying in a coma in the hospital after a brutal jetski accident left him with traumatic brain injury to today, as a non-profit organization with over 20 employees meeting with hospitals and other charities to build relationships and grow. Their projected growth and goals for the future of the company and how to achieve those results. They will also spend time discussing the Strategy, People, Cash, and Execution needed to build a healthy sustainable income in the art industry.

  • Sunday, Sep. 22, 201912:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    if looks could kill: a conversation with richard grieco

    Moderated by Samm Levine.

  • Sunday, Sep. 22, 201912:00 PM - 1:00 PM location: KIDS ZONE

    free face painting for kids with nu nu

    Kids can get their faces painted for free by Nu Nu!

  • Sunday, Sep. 22, 201912:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: ROOM D

    bats on the brain: batman vs the joker

    2019 marks the 80th anniversary of Batman's debut in Detective Comics #27 and will see the premiere of The Joker motion picture. The grim, brooding hero who looks like a monster found his arch-nemesis in the bright, laughing monster who looks like a clown. What is it about these two characters that has kept them locked in relentless conflict through literally hundreds of stories? And why do people (not just Harley Quinn) love that killer clown? Join Dr. Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight; The Joker Psychology: Evil Clowns and the Women Who Love Them) as he strives to answer the killing joke.

  • Sunday, Sep. 22, 201912:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: ROOM C

    yes you can! cosplay with confidence

    Join Wizard World Sacramento Cosplay Guests CamiSlyce & SparkleStache for this discussion on “cospositivity!” Be confident in your cosplay regardless of age, gender, body type, disabilities, etc. and have respect for one another in the cosplay community! When you think you can’t...yes you can!

  • Sunday, Sep. 22, 20191:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    pumpkin carving demo with the pumpkin geek

    With Halloween approaching, don't miss this pumpkin carving tutorial!

  • Sunday, Sep. 22, 20191:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    acting the supernatural: a conversation with dan fogler & michael raymond james

    Dan Fogler (Fantastic Beasts) and Michael Raymond James (True Blood, Once Upon a Time) are here to tell you about acting in movies and tv associated with magic, mysticism and the supernatural! Moderated by Tony Kim.

  • Sunday, Sep. 22, 20191:00 PM - 2:00 PM location: KIDS ZONE

    free sketches for kids

    Kids can join artist Joe Wos for free sketches in the Kids Zone!

  • Sunday, Sep. 22, 20191:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: ROOM C

    nerdlibs with chew on this

    Everyone knows what Mad Libs are but have you ever done it with some of the most famous quotes and dialogue from popular movies? We'll ask you, the audience, to help fill in the blanks and along with help from special guest, Cody Star (Good Day Sacramento), we'll even poorly act out each scene. First person to correctly guess the movie and character(s) wins cool prizes!

  • Sunday, Sep. 22, 20191:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: ROOM D

    four steps to engaging fan fiction

    You have characters. You have a plot. Now you have to put them together in a way that's going to make your audience fall in love with both. Every truly engaging story has a voice that speaks to the audience. Come and learn four steps you can use to discover the voice that will draw the reader in and get them to fall in love with your story. Be sure to bring a pencil and paper or remember to charge your tablet or laptop.

  • Sunday, Sep. 22, 20191:45 PM - 2:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    fighting demo by maechalon - verdish foam fighting

    Don't miss this performance by weapons experts Maechalon!

  • Sunday, Sep. 22, 20192:00 PM - 2:30 PM location: KIDS ZONE

    kids performance by the saberist academy

    Check out this live performance by the lightsaber experts at The Saberist Academy!

  • Sunday, Sep. 22, 20192:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    kids costume contest

    Hosted by Kato Kaelin and Wizard World Cosplay Guests!