Celebrity Guest - Lou Ferrigno
Louis Jude “Lou” Ferrigno is an American actor, fitness trainer/consultant, and retired professional bodybuilder. As a bodybuilder, Ferrigno won an IFBB Mr. America title and two consecutive IFBB Mr. Universe titles, and appeared in the bodybuilding documentary Pumping Iron. As an actor, he is best known for portraying the title role in the CBS television series The Incredible Hulk. He has also appeared in European-produced fantasy-adventures such as Sinbad of the Seven Seas and Hercules, and as himself in the sitcom The King of Queens and the 2009 comedy I Love You, Man. - See more info here.
Cosplay Costume Contest
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! Anyone interested in participating can sign-up on-site on Saturday! We’ll see you there!
Celebrity Photo Sessions
Don't miss the chance to have your photo taken with your favorite celebrity!
A great opportunity to get a photo or that special item signed by your favorite celebrity. Check out the schedule at the show for times.
Wizard World welcomes acclaimed artists Ant Delucia (DC Bombshells) and Phil Hester (The Flash) -- drop by their tables to say hi, purchase original art, or commission a one-of-a-kind piece created just for YOU!
Shopping / Retailers
The Wizard World exhibit floor is a geek shopping paradise! Are you looking for a Star Trek pizza cutter? We have it! Searching for the perfect Doctor Who cookie jar? Look no further! Featuring hundreds of retailers selling the very lastest products, one of a kind merchandise and original productions Wizard World has it all. Whether it's related to comics, sci-fi, gaming, anime and all of the other pop culture categories you'll find the best of Wizard World shopping all under one roof!
Wizard World brings you top Voice Talent from your favorite animated shows, from Anime and Movies to Cartoons and TV Show, from classics to modern, from all across the universe and beyond!
Kids Costume Contest
Calling all kids ages 13 and under to come out and strut your stuff at the Wizard World Comic Con Kids Costume Contest! You won’t want to miss this Kodak moment packed with a whole lot of fun, laughs and prizes for all participants!
Come mingle with our Official Wizard World Cosplay Guests at their booth and creative stage demo!
Come learn from a pop culture professional at our exclusive Wizard World Workshops!
Wizard World Gaming is a celebration of Video Games, including pro & casual eSports tournaments with major cash prizes, free play & demo stations, celebrity challenge, voice actor panels/Q&A’s, meet & greets, retro gaming, brands and more! It’s a chance to showcase your skills. Take on the competition or challenge a friend or family member. Wizard World Gaming, Where casuals become pros.
Get spirited away with anime! Want to meet your favorite voice actors, dress as your favorite characters, discuss your favorite shows, and stock up on your favorite goodies? It all happens here.
From Magicians to Dancers, Live Music and Radio and Television personality Kato Kaelin, Wizard World brings you non-stop entertainment at the show! Designed to keep the show floor buzzing throughout the weekend, the entertainment stage will feature national and local acts of all kinds, allowing fans to enjoy more of the best of pop culture during the event.
Wizard World Kids Zone welcomes all Kids and Families to enjoy live entertainment all weekend long on our kid's stage! From puppet shows, sing-a- longs, magicians and story time, there’s something for everyone! Come get your face painted, take a photo with your favorite princess or superhero and show off your costume at our Kids Costume Contest Saturday and Sunday. You’re bound to have a good time!
After Hours Entertainment
Just because the show floor is closed doesn’t mean the party skips a beat! Don’t miss the hottest events of the Wizard World weekend! Head on over to the Special Events page for details! (N/A for Des Moines)
Behind every great hero is a great car! Or motorcycle… or time machine! You name it, Wizard World’s got it! Check out and take photos with a variety of fan built replicas and screen used vehicles from all of your favorite TV shows and movies.
Wizard World brings the community together by welcoming fan groups of all kinds, come check out fan groups from your local cosplay groups to your Star Wars Fandoms - Wizard World brings it all!
You got issues? We got issues! Hunt down classic key titles, grab the newest hot releases, and pick up a few collections from our cornucopia of comic dealers!