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Past Celebrity Guests

*TALENT SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Cancellations: Jason Momoa and Wallace Shawn.

Tom Welling

Tom Welling

Friday - Sunday
SmallvilleLucifer

Tom Welling

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
SmallvilleLucifer

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Kristin Kreuk

Kristin Kreuk

Saturday - Sunday
Smallville

Kristin Kreuk

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday
Smallville

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Michael Rosenbaum

Michael Rosenbaum

Saturday - Sunday
SmallvilleThe Justice League

Michael Rosenbaum

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday
SmallvilleThe Justice League

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Laura Vandervoort

Laura Vandervoort

Friday - Sunday
SmallvilleVBittenSupergirl

Laura Vandervoort

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
SmallvilleVBittenSupergirl

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Erica Durance

Erica Durance

Friday - Sunday
SmallvilleSaving Hope

Erica Durance

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
SmallvilleSaving Hope

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John Glover

John Glover

Friday - Sunday
SmallvilleBatman: The Animated SeriesGremlins 2

John Glover

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
SmallvilleBatman: The Animated SeriesGremlins 2

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Cary Elwes

Cary Elwes

Saturday - Sunday
The Princess Bride

Cary Elwes

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday
The Princess Bride

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Holly Marie Combs

Holly Marie Combs

Friday - Sunday
Charmed • Picket Fences • Pretty Little Liars

Holly Marie Combs

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
Charmed • Picket Fences • Pretty Little Liars

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Brian Krause

Brian Krause

Friday - Saturday
Charmed

Brian Krause

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Saturday
Charmed

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Drew Fuller

Drew Fuller

Friday - Sunday
Charmed

Drew Fuller

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
Charmed

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Teddy Sears
Just Added!

Teddy Sears

Friday - Sunday
CW’s The FlashAmerican Horror Story24: Legacy

Teddy Sears

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
CW’s The FlashAmerican Horror Story24: Legacy

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Kelly Hu
Just Added!

Kelly Hu

Friday - Sunday
ArrowTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Kelly Hu

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
ArrowTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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Drew Powell
Just Added!

Drew Powell

Friday - Sunday
GothamPonderosaMalcolm in the Middle

Drew Powell

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
GothamPonderosaMalcolm in the Middle

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Jake Stormoen
Just Added!

Jake Stormoen

Friday - Sunday
The OutpostMythicaExtinct

Jake Stormoen

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
The OutpostMythicaExtinct

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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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Sean Pertwee

Sean Pertwee

Saturday - Sunday
Gotham

Sean Pertwee

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday
Gotham

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Henry Winkler

Henry Winkler

Friday - Sunday
BarryHappy Days

Henry Winkler

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
BarryHappy Days

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Barry Williams

Barry Williams

Friday - Sunday
The Brady Bunch

Barry Williams

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
The Brady Bunch

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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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Samm Levine

Samm Levine

Friday - Sunday
Freaks and GeeksUndeclaredInglourious Basterds

Samm Levine

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
Freaks and GeeksUndeclaredInglourious Basterds

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Devon Dudley
Just Added!

Devon Dudley

Saturday - Sunday
Professional Wrestler

Devon Dudley

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday
Professional Wrestler

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Lisa Marie Varon
Just Added!

Lisa Marie Varon

Friday - Sunday
Professional Wrestler

Lisa Marie Varon

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Friday - Sunday
Professional Wrestler

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MORE GUESTS COMING SOON!

MORE GUESTS COMING SOON!


MORE GUESTS COMING SOON!

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Ron Marz

Ron Marz


Silver SurferThorGreen LanternSuperboy

Ron Marz

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Kevin Nowlan

Kevin Nowlan


Batman: Sword of AzraelBatman: The Animated Series

Kevin Nowlan

Artists & Creators

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Rick Leonardi

Rick Leonardi


Spider-Manx-Men

Rick Leonardi

Artists & Creators

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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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Jeremy Clark

Jeremy Clark


Grimm's Fairy TalesProdigy

Jeremy Clark

Artists & Creators

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Mostafa Moussa

Mostafa Moussa


MarvelDark Horse

Mostafa Moussa

Artists & Creators

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James Morris

James Morris


Sky BoundWater TowerSurface

James Morris

Artists & Creators Entertainment

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Lawrence Reynolds

Lawrence Reynolds


DC Cover artistStar Wars and Marvel trading cardsMarvel Fine Art Prints

Lawrence Reynolds

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Travis Langley

Travis Langley


Professor of Psychology / Author / Panel Host

Travis Langley

Artists & Creators

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​Alex Langley

​Alex Langley


Make a Nerdy LivingThe Geek HandbookGeek Lust

​Alex 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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Indie Publishing Collective

Indie Publishing Collective


Indie Publishing Collective

Artists & Creators

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Fangirl Frames

Fangirl Frames

Featured Artist

Fangirl Frames

Artists & Creators

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Levi Craig Arts

Levi Craig Arts

Featured Artist

Levi Craig Arts

Artists & Creators

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Michael Calero

Michael Calero


TandarAll New Fathom

Michael Calero

Artists & Creators

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Preston Poulter

Preston Poulter


Preston Poulter

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PescEffects - The Art of Jerry Pesce

PescEffects - The Art of Jerry Pesce

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PescEffects - The Art of Jerry Pesce

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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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Ray Wenck

Ray Wenck

Featured Author

Ray Wenck

Artists & Creators

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Scott Payne - Sharp Edge Comics

Scott Payne - Sharp Edge Comics


Scott Payne - Sharp Edge Comics

Artists & Creators

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Y Comics

Y Comics

Featured Artist
Independent Comic Publisher

Y Comics

Featured Artist

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MEWSES

MEWSES


MEWSES

Artists & Creators

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Bordin Marsinkul - Hyperbooster Studios

Bordin Marsinkul - Hyperbooster Studios


Bordin Marsinkul - Hyperbooster Studios

Artists & Creators

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Woodside Illustrations

Woodside Illustrations


Lucas ArtsWizards of the Coast

Woodside Illustrations

Artists & Creators

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SKETCHMEDIC Art

SKETCHMEDIC Art


SKETCHMEDIC Art

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Jessica von Braun

Jessica von Braun


Greystone Valley seriesDollface

Jessica von Braun

Artists & Creators

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Tanya Davis Art

Tanya Davis Art


Tanya Davis Art

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Henry Melton

Henry Melton


DragonAnalog

Henry Melton

Artists & Creators

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T-M-T Art

T-M-T Art


T-M-T Art

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Obscure Houston

Obscure Houston


Obscure Houston

Artists & Creators

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Lucas Mangum

Lucas Mangum


Author / Panelist

Lucas Mangum

Artists & Creators

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Alchemy Art Group

Alchemy Art Group


Alchemy Art Group

Artists & Creators

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MIDNIGHT  BUTTERFLY

MIDNIGHT BUTTERFLY


MIDNIGHT BUTTERFLY

Entertainment

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Michael Mcfarland

Michael Mcfarland


Michael Mcfarland

Entertainment

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ManBeast Art

ManBeast Art


ManBeast Art

Artists & Creators

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Aaron Sagers

Aaron Sagers


Aaron Sagers

Entertainment

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Get-A-Klu Comics

Get-A-Klu Comics


Get-A-Klu Comics

Artists & Creators

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Why Not?

Why Not?


Why Not?

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Jon Coffey

Jon Coffey


Jon Coffey

Artists & Creators

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Mr.Collect_It

Mr.Collect_It


Mr.Collect_It

Artists & Creators

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Nature's Guardians

Nature's Guardians


Nature's Guardians

Artists & Creators

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KawaiiChikkie

KawaiiChikkie


KawaiiChikkie

Artists & Creators

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Up-In-The-Sky - Amy Grachow

Up-In-The-Sky - Amy Grachow


Up-In-The-Sky - Amy Grachow

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Kaiju Creations Shop

Kaiju Creations Shop


Kaiju Creations Shop

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Chris Pilch

Chris Pilch


Rick and Morty trading cardsSteven Universe

Chris Pilch

Artists & Creators

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​Matthew Wolf

​Matthew Wolf


​Matthew Wolf

Artists & Creators

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Julia Mann

Julia Mann


Julia Mann

Artists & Creators

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Mama's Little Sugar Crochet

Mama's Little Sugar Crochet


Mama's Little Sugar Crochet

Artists & Creators

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Geek Fine Art

Geek Fine Art


Illustrator

Geek Fine Art

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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The Artistic Dabbler

The Artistic Dabbler


The Artistic Dabbler

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Elijah Loving

Elijah Loving


Elijah Loving

Artists & Creators

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Theresa Schlossberg Fine Art

Theresa Schlossberg Fine Art


Theresa Schlossberg Fine Art

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Random Smash

Random Smash


Random Smash

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Ornamenture - Patti Bonham

Ornamenture - Patti Bonham


Ornamenture - Patti Bonham

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Leandra Rigdon

Leandra Rigdon


Leandra Rigdon

Entertainment

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Katrina Hill

Katrina Hill


Katrina Hill

Entertainment

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Art by Gabe

Art by Gabe


Art by Gabe

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Musetap Studios

Musetap Studios


Musetap Studios

Artists & Creators

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Mermaid Ink Comics

Mermaid Ink Comics


Mermaid Ink Comics

Artists & Creators

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Manda Berry

Manda Berry


Manda Berry

Artists & Creators

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​K M Tolan

​K M Tolan


Blade DancerTracks

​K M Tolan

Artists & Creators

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Kimo Mikala Sewing

Kimo Mikala Sewing


Kimo Mikala Sewing

Artists & Creators

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Josh Guglielmo

Josh Guglielmo


Josh Guglielmo

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George Michail

George Michail


Fire Engine RedCover of Darkness

George Michail

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Clinton Farley

Clinton Farley


WildFire Comics

Clinton Farley

Artists & Creators

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CutieHats

CutieHats

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CutieHats

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Gadgets aNd Collectibles

Gadgets aNd Collectibles

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Toys & Collectibles

Gadgets aNd Collectibles

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Gem City Books

Gem City Books

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Comics & Graphic NovelsDecals

Gem City Books

Retailers

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Mermaid Ink Comics

Mermaid Ink Comics


Mermaid Ink Comics

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Sparkle!

Sparkle!

Featured Exhibitor

Sparkle!

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Jed Thomas

Jed Thomas


Crypt TvThe Amity WarsBoom Studio

Jed Thomas

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Hamimo Small Things

Hamimo Small Things


Hamimo Small Things

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Bordin Marsinkul - Hyperbooster Studios

Bordin Marsinkul - Hyperbooster Studios


Bordin Marsinkul - Hyperbooster Studios

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J. Darris Mitchell

J. Darris Mitchell


J. Darris Mitchell

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Austin Historical Weapons Guild

Austin Historical Weapons Guild


Austin Historical Weapons Guild

Programming Highlights

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Random Smash

Random Smash


Random Smash

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Austin Avengers

Austin Avengers


Austin Avengers

Cosplay

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Sabrina A. Fish

Sabrina A. Fish


The Gate Keeper ChroniclesShine

Sabrina A. Fish

Artists & Creators

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Tamara Grantham

Tamara Grantham


Tamara Grantham

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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Julia Mann

Julia Mann


Julia Mann

Artists & Creators

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Whimsical Whiskers

Whimsical Whiskers


Whimsical Whiskers

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Hollywood Joe's Memorabilia

Hollywood Joe's Memorabilia


Autographed Memorabilia

Hollywood Joe's Memorabilia

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TeeTurtle

TeeTurtle


TeeTurtle

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Artemis Wild Cosplay

Artemis Wild Cosplay


Official Cosplay Guest

Artemis Wild Cosplay

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ISU Superman - Robin Johnson Jr.

ISU Superman - Robin Johnson Jr.


ISU Superman - Robin Johnson Jr.

Cosplay

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'Jurassic Park' Jeep #12

'Jurassic Park' Jeep #12


'Jurassic Park' Jeep #12

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TALENT SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Cancellations: Jason Momoa and Wallace Shawn.
  • Friday, Nov. 8, 20194:00 PM - 4:30 PM location: KIDS ZONE

    free sketches for kids

    Join artist Joe Wos for free sketches in the Kids Zone!

  • Friday, Nov. 8, 20194:00 PM - 5:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    musical performance by michael mcfarland

    Don’t miss this performance by artist Michael McFarland!

  • Friday, Nov. 8, 20195:00 PM - 5:30 PM location: KIDS ZONE

    hero training

    Aspiring superheroes should head to the Kids Zone for training with the Austin Avengers!

  • Friday, Nov. 8, 20195:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: ROOM 14

    5by5 at the movies (live!)

    Coming to you from the 5by5 Podcast Network based in Austin, Tx - 5by5 At The Movies is a weekly, geek themed, movie news show. Top headlines, industry interviews, hot takes, and a bunch of opinions from movie lovers. They're bringing their show live to WizardWorld with an honest conversation on the current state of nerd cinema, and some movie games that YOU get to jump in on - and win some badass prizes!

  • Friday, Nov. 8, 20195:15 PM - 5:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    musical performance by thomas ian nicholas

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

  • Friday, Nov. 8, 20195:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: ROOM 19

    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, Nov. 8, 20195:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    how to be a pro inker in comics

    Join artists Mostafa Mousa and Jeremy Clark for this discussion and demo!

  • Friday, Nov. 8, 20195:45 PM - 6:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    wizard world giveaways and cosplay meetup

    Hosted by Kato Kaelin!

  • Friday, Nov. 8, 20196:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: ROOM 14

    getting started in audiodrama

    A panel discussion of podcasters talking about how to get started in the industry and the ins and outs of launching a new podcast in the audio fiction or actual play realm. Join us for a high level overview of how to take your fiction podcast from the idea phase to launch!

  • Friday, Nov. 8, 20196:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: ROOM 12

    getting published: write here, write now!

    You have a story to tell, an opinion to share, a poem to write, or some other idea you need to write. So maybe it’s time to unleash it on the world. Whether it’s a book or a blog, there’s a lot to do. How to get started? Where to find a book publisher?What about a literary agent? Do you really need your own publicist? Is getting into print different when your book’s topic is particularly geeky? Hear how these bookworms got their works into print, how they made money at it, and how you might, too: : Bill Coulombe (Y Comics), Sabrina A. Fish (The Gate Keeper Chronicles, Shine), Tamara Grantham (The Witch’s Tower), Lucas Mangum (Saint Sadist, Gods of the Dark Web), George Michail (Cover of Darkness). Moderated by Alex Langley (Make a Nerdy Living; The Geek Handbook series).

  • Friday, Nov. 8, 20196:00 PM - 7:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    performance by midnight butterfly rocks

    Don’t miss this live performance!

  • Friday, Nov. 8, 20196:00 PM - 7:00 PM location: KIDS ZONE

    free face painting

    Kids should head to the Kids Zone for free face painting by Leandra Rigdon!

  • Friday, Nov. 8, 20196:30 PM - 7:15 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    once upon a toon with joe wos

    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, Nov. 8, 20196:30 PM - 7:15 PM location: ROOM 19

    the writer and artist dynamic!

    Acclaimed creators Ron Marz (writer) and Rick Leonardi (artist) have developed a storytelling partnership on numerous comics, including "Green Lantern vs. Aliens," "Witchblade" and even the "Death Wish Coffee Presents" series, as well a pair of yet-to-be announced graphic novels. In this special panel, they share their collaborative method of working by taking the audience through a page of a "Death Wish Coffee Presents" comics, detailing all their storytelling choices. All attendees will receive a free Death Wish comic!

  • Friday, Nov. 8, 20197:00 PM - 7:15 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    wizard world giveaways and cosplay meetup

    Hosted by Kato Kaelin!

  • Friday, Nov. 8, 20197:00 PM - 7:45 PM location: ROOM 14

    cosplay 101

    Want to begin cosplaying but don’t know how to get started? Join Wizard World Cosplay Guests 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, Nov. 8, 20197:00 PM - 7:45 PM location: ROOM 12

    nerdprov!

    Laugh your Asgard off with improvisers from Austin's own Comedysportz Austin, 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.

  • Friday, Nov. 8, 20197:15 PM - 7:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    musical performance by fuse a capella

    Don’t miss this live performance!

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

    foam 101

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

  • Friday, Nov. 8, 20197:30 PM - 8:15 PM location: ROOM 19

    mcu vs dceu: a super state of affairs

    While Marvel gears up for Phase Four, and extends its stories to Disney+ (with Wanda, Vision, Loki, MoonKnight, Ms. Marvel, Hawkeye, She Hulk, Falcon/Winter Soldier, and more), DC's universe is off in another direction with Joker, Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn, and Matt Reeve's Batman. Join nerd journalist Aaron Sagers (Syfy, Marvel.com, IGN) and other guests as we debate where the big hero machines are headed -- and who is doing it better.

  • Friday, Nov. 8, 20198:00 PM - 8:45 PM location: ROOM 12

    queers and capes: representation of the lgbtq in the superhero genre

    The presence of LGBTQ characters in the superhero genre has vastly expanded over the past forty years, often reflecting the growth of society's attitudes. Presented is a comprehensive historical overview of how that representation has evolved not only in comics but across multiple media including film, television and literature.

  • Friday, Nov. 8, 20198:00 PM - 8:45 PM location: ROOM 14

    make a nerdy living: turn your passions into profit!

    Follow your passion and you will never work a day in your life." But what does it really take to make a living following your passions? Is it about persistence, determination, talent, skill, or who you know? Find out how doing the things you love can pay the bills. Join our nerds gone pro as they share their experience, insight, and humor with anyone aspiring to turn geeky passions into actual jobs or simply add nerdy flavor to jobs traditionally mainstream. Author Alex Langley (The Geek Handbook, Make a Nerdy Living) and a panel of experts discuss the ways entrepreneurial nerds can self-start the careers of their dreams: Manda Berry (MandaBerry art), Clinton Farley (WildFire Comics), Katie Mintzmyer (Fangirl Frames). They follow their dreams. What about yours?

  • Friday, Nov. 8, 20198:30 PM - 9:15 PM location: ROOM 19

    francois le foutre’s raunchy romp with the raging queen (+ 18 only)

    It's the gay pirate romance adventure you’ve always secretly (or openly) wanted! Join the most fearsome fruit in all of France as he shares the sauciest exploits from his banned books, There's Seamen on the Poop-Deck! and the rest of the six-part series The Seamen Sexology. Guaranteed to offend even the sturdiest of sailors: it's the tantalizing tail everyone's talking about! (And the tale's not bad, either).

  • Saturday, Nov. 9, 201910:00 AM - 11:00 AM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    musical performance by michael mcfarland

    Don’t miss this performance by artist Michael McFarland!

  • Saturday, Nov. 9, 201911:00 AM - 11:15 AM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    wizard world giveaways and cosplay meetup

    Hosted by Kato Kaelin!

  • Saturday, Nov. 9, 201911:00 AM - 11:45 AM location: ROOM 14

    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, Nov. 9, 201911:00 AM - 11:45 AM location: ROOM 19

    star wars: the end of the saga (and beginning of new ones)

    So Long To The Skywalkers, Hello Mandalorian. This December, the Skywalker Saga comes to a close with Episode IX. Meanwhile, in November (right after the con), Disney+ debuts The Mandalorian. Also, December sees the new Rise of the Resistance attraction at Galaxy's Edge, as the Galactic Starcruiser hotel commences construction. In a spirited conversation led by nerd journalist Aaron Sagers (StarWars.com, Syfy, Travel, Fandom), and other guests, we'll explore theories, rumors, hopes, and fears about the conclusion of the latest chapter in the Star Wars universe -- and the beginning of the next.

  • Saturday, Nov. 9, 201911:00 AM - 11:45 AM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    publish your nerdy writing: how to write and critique in a time of tweets and trolling!

    Whether you're looking to publish your first novel or first blog post, you need to know a thing or two about writing. But how can you get constructive feedback on your work when all anyone does online is scream typos at each other? Join author & enthusiastic critique group member Alex Langley (Make a Nerdy Living; 100 Greatest Graphic Novels; Kill the Freshman!) as he dives into the nitty-gritty of writing, publishing, and critiquing, helping you learn to hit the keyboard like the Times New Roman gladiator you are.

  • Saturday, Nov. 9, 201911:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: ROOM 12

    team up! the ins and outs of team cosplay

    Join the Austin Avengers for this discussion of what goes into making a cosplay duo or team work! This will include information about how to form a team, organizing and promoting, how to navigate the highs and lows of team member relationships, and helping each other with ideas and costume construction.

  • Saturday, Nov. 9, 201911:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    i love the 80s with back to the future’s claudia wells

    Come celebrate all things 80’s with the original actress behind Jennifer Parker in Back to the Future!

  • Saturday, Nov. 9, 201912:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: ACTION CHICKS ASSEMBLE! WONDER WOMAN, CAPTAIN MARVEL, SARAH CONNOR, KATNISS EVERDEEN, PRINCESS LEIA, REY, AND MORE!

    room 14

    The doting girlfriend. The damsel in distress. The evil seductress. The tough girl who dies. Why are so many female characters such cookie-cutter archetypes? Why do so many fictional women lack the depth and variety of character of their male counterparts? How can fans and writers work together to create richer stories with more well-rounded characters, female and otherwise? Action Flick Chick Katrina Hill (Action Movie Freak, 100 Greatest Graphic Novels) leads the charge in a lively discussion with Ashley Bles (comix-quest.com), Sabrina A. Fish (The Gate Keeper Chronicles, Shine), Tamara Grantham (The Witch’s Tower), Alex Langley (Make a Nerdy Living, Kill the Freshman!), and others ready to talk about girl power.

  • Saturday, Nov. 9, 201912:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: ROOM 19

    batman vs. the joker: the psychology of the bat, the clown, and the harlequin, too!

    2019 marks the 80th anniversary of Batman's debut in Detective Comics #27 and has seen the Joker motion picture break box office reords. 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.

  • Saturday, Nov. 9, 201912:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    drawing demo with comics legend kevin nowlan

    Join legendary inker & penciler Kevin Nowlan for this live demonstration!

  • Saturday, Nov. 9, 201912:00 PM - 1:00 PM location: KIDS ZONE

    free face painting

    Kids should head to the Kids Zone for free face painting by Leandra Rigdon!

  • Saturday, Nov. 9, 201912:00 PM - 1:00 PM location: ROOM 15

    austin historical weapons guild longsword workshop

    Join Austin Historical Weapons Guild as we talk about the proper way to hit people with a longsword! This interactive workshop will cover the basics of throwing a good cut and defending from it, as well as delve into some of the other actions that can happen in a fight. Attendees will be able to participate and use training weapons in the workshop, so come prepared to move around.

  • Saturday, Nov. 9, 201912:15 PM - 12:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    wizard world giveaways and cosplay meetup

    Hosted by Kato Kaelin!

  • Saturday, Nov. 9, 201912:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: ROOM 18

    as you wish: a princess bride conversation with cary elwes

    Inconceivable! We’ve got The Dread Pirate Roberts, Westley himself, here at Wizard World Austin to discuss his experience making the classic film “The Princess Bride!”

  • Saturday, Nov. 9, 201912:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: ROOM 12

    worlds create worlds

    If you have ever thought “I want to write a book” but don’t know where to begin or how to continue, this is perfect for you! Aspiring and current writers will want to take part in this interactive workshop to ask questions and learn about what it takes to write a book and be a published author! Come and learn about the writing process from author, singer/songwriter, and advocate James Morris (Sky Bound, Water Tower, Surface, Vans Warped Tour) as he shares the challenges and excitement that comes with creating new worlds. This workshop will discuss the art of storytelling and share valuable tips, tricks, and organizational skills to help get you started and keep going. Be sure to bring your questions. This workshop is perfect for writers and aspiring writers of all ages.

  • Saturday, Nov. 9, 20191:00 PM - 1:30 PM location: ROOM 19

    jumping the shark: a conversation with henry winkler

    Ayyyyy! Don’t miss this panel by the legendary actor behind Arthur “The Fonz” Fonzarelli. Come hear about Henry’s storied career, his series of children’s books, and turning down Grease!

  • Saturday, Nov. 9, 20191:00 PM - 1:30 PM location: KIDS ZONE

    hero training with spider-man and captain america

    Aspiring superheroes should head to the Kids Zone for training with the Austin Avengers!

  • Saturday, Nov. 9, 20191:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: ROOM 14

    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 (Daredevil Psychology: The Devil You Know; The Joker Psychology: Evil Clowns and the Women Who Love Them) speaks with Ron Marz (Silver Surfer, Green Lantern, Witchblade) Bill Coulombe (Y Comics), Valerie Finnegan (independent), and Scott Payne (Sharpe Edge Comics, Chaotic Flux). Join the comic book industry pros 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!

  • Saturday, Nov. 9, 20191:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    cosplay makeup 101

    Join Wizard World Cosplay Guests to learn the basics of makeup and other SFX techniques to transform your cosplay!

  • Saturday, Nov. 9, 20191:15 PM - 1:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    wizard world giveaways and cosplay meetup

    Hosted by Kato Kaelin!

  • Saturday, Nov. 9, 20191:30 PM - 2:00 PM location: KIDS ZONE

    marvel vs. dc bingo with captain marvel

    Kids should head to the Kids Zone for this fun activity!

  • Saturday, Nov. 9, 20191:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: ROOM 12

    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, Nov. 9, 20191:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: ROOM 18

    smallville archrivals: a reunion with tom welling, michael rosenbaum and john glover

    It’s a rivalry for the ages! Come join the stars behind Clark Kent, Lex Luthor and Lionel Luthor on Smallville to celebrate the enduring popularity of this fan-favorite show!

  • Saturday, Nov. 9, 20192:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    impossibly cute™ kids costume contest

    Hosted by Kato Kaelin and Wizard World Cosplay Guests!

  • Saturday, Nov. 9, 20192:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: ROOM 19

    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.

  • Saturday, Nov. 9, 20192:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: ROOM 14

    geek news now podcast live!

    Join radio host Dave Gremillion for this live podcast recording, where they’ll be covering all the top geek news of the week!

  • Saturday, Nov. 9, 20192:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    drawing demo with comics legend rick leonardi

    Join legendary Marvel and DC comics artist Rick Leonardi for this live demonstration!

  • Saturday, Nov. 9, 20192:30 PM - 3:00 PM location: KIDS ZONE

    jedi training with austin historical weapons guild

    Jedi Padawans and Younglings can meet in the Kids Zone to take the next steps in their Jedi training!

  • Saturday, Nov. 9, 20192:30 PM - 3:15 PM location: ROOM 12

    superhero fit

    Join cosplayer and professional transformative weight loss trainer, ISU Superman, as he discusses strategies for dieting and fitness to help you fit into that dream super suit for conventions and photoshoots!

  • Saturday, Nov. 9, 20192:30 PM - 3:15 PM location: ROOM 18

    the women of smallville: a conversation with kristin kreuk, erica durance and laura vandervoort

    The actresses behind Lana Lang, Lois Lane and Kara Zor-El on Smallville are here to answer all of your burning questions!

  • Saturday, Nov. 9, 20193:00 PM - 3:30 PM location: KIDS ZONE

    superhero mask making with phoenix

    Kids can head to the Kids Zone for this fun activity courtesy of the Austin Avengers!

  • Saturday, Nov. 9, 20193:00 PM - 3:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    what it takes to work for dc and marvel comics

    Join artist Mostafa Mousa for this discussion and demo!

  • Saturday, Nov. 9, 20193:00 PM - 3:45 PM location: ROOM 14

    social media, podcasting and you

    Hosted by the "Best Radio Personality" in San Antonio in 2018 (Named by San Antonio Magazine). I'll talk about podcasting fundamentals, what makes a good show, what makes a good host, what mistakes to avoid, and how to utilize social media to grow your show!

  • Saturday, Nov. 9, 20193:00 PM - 3:45 PM location: ROOM 19

    one bad a** butler: a conversation with gotham’s sean pertwee

    The talented actor behind Alfred on Gotham is here to dish on his storied career acting for the stage and screen and his famous acting family!

  • Saturday, Nov. 9, 20193:00 PM - 3:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    musical performance by james morris

    Don’t miss this live performance by writer James Morris!

  • Saturday, Nov. 9, 20193:30 PM - 4:15 PM location: ROOM 18

    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, Nov. 9, 20193:30 PM - 4:15 PM location: ROOM 12

    hollywood vs. science

    Join comedian Joy Lin, the author of popular animated series "If superpowers were real" on TED.com to discuss the real life consequences of having superpowers among other Hollywood tropes. For instance, The Invisible Woman would be blind because light is shining through her eyes and Ant Man would always weigh 180 lbs regardless of his size due to conservation of mass.

  • Saturday, Nov. 9, 20193:45 PM - 4:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    wizard world giveaways and cosplay meetup

    Hosted by Kato Kaelin!

  • Saturday, Nov. 9, 20194:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    barry, barry, barry! a conversation with the brady bunch’s barry williams

    The actor behind Greg Brady on The Brady Bunch is here to answer all of your classic tv questions!

  • Saturday, Nov. 9, 20194:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    cosplay on a budget

    Want to start cosplaying but don’t want to lay out a lot of cash? Join Wizard World Cosplay Guests 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, Nov. 9, 20194:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: ROOMS 14

    swords & spaceships

    If you like tabletop roleplaying games like D&D and are a fan of science fiction, this is for you! Swords and Spaceships is an in development tabletop roleplaying game by designers James and David Morris which focus’s in on the unique character and their signature, customized gear. Join us to discuss this exciting upcoming game and parts of the development process! On Kickstarter now!

  • Saturday, Nov. 9, 20194:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: ROOM 19

    supervillains strike back! thanos! killmonger! killgrave! doctor doom! the joker! the legion of doom! and more!

    Every great superhero faces a rogues gallery full of colorful supervillains. What makes a great supervillain? How evil do they have to be? Do they resemble real criminals in any way? Are they truly insane or just having fun? Dr. Travis Langley (The Joker Psychology: Evil Clowns and the Women Who Love Them; Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight), Alex Langley (100 Greatest Graphic Novels, Make a Nerdy Living), Kyle Williamson (Captain Kyle), and more explore what it means to be a supervillain and what kind of person could become one

  • Saturday, Nov. 9, 20194:00 PM - 5:00 PM location: ROOM 15

    austin historical weapons guild dagger workshop

    Join Austin Historical Weapons Guild as we focus on how best to stab someone! We will go over ways to stab other people and what to do if someone tries to stab you. Attendees will be able to participate and use training weapons in the workshop, so come prepared to move around.

  • Saturday, Nov. 9, 20194:30 PM - 5:15 PM location: ROOM 12

    consistently creating through mental illness

    Join us for this discussion where creators talk about mental health issues and the unique challenges they create while trying to create art of any kind as well as some tips from us about how to overcome those hurdles and keep working on your projects.

  • Saturday, Nov. 9, 20194:45 PM - 5:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    wizard world giveaways and cosplay meetup

    Hosted by Kato Kaelin

  • Saturday, Nov. 9, 20195:00 PM - 5:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    musical performance by thomas ian nicholas

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

  • Saturday, Nov. 9, 20195:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: ROOM 14

    competitive cosplay

    Ready to compete in the world-famous Wizard World Costume Contest? Before you do, come learn some tips and tricks from Wizard World Cosplay Guests! You’ll learn what to expect in a competition, how to make your cosplay “competitive” and how to act professional in a competition!

  • Saturday, Nov. 9, 20195:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    inking comics with jeremy clark

    Join Wizard World guest artist Jeremy Clark for this tutorial on inking comics!

  • Saturday, Nov. 9, 20195:00 PM - 6:15 PM location: ROOM 19

    cbs screening of “evil” and giveaways

    Kick back and check out one of the newest episodes of the new CBS Hit…EVIL.

    In addition, we have a lot of CBS merchandise to give away. Cool show, trivia contest and free stuff! Don’t miss the fun.

  • Saturday, Nov. 9, 20195:30 PM - 6:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    wizard world live auction

    Head to the Entertainment Stage to bid on some awesome gear!

  • Saturday, Nov. 9, 20195:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: ROOM 12

    rpg live!

    Witness raw improv talent as performers from CSz Austin navigate Dungeons and Dragons. The World of Fantasy Tabletop RPGs takes on life as a live show. Four heroes use their wit and the audience to fight the perils and challenges of a new ongoing adventure.

  • Saturday, Nov. 9, 20196:00 PM - 7:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    official wizard world karaoke

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

  • Saturday, Nov. 9, 20197:00 PM - 8:30 PM location: ROOM 18

    wizard world costume contest

    Hosted by our very own superheroes, the Wizard World Comic Con 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/Duo and Best Anime Character. Anyone interested in participating must sign up at the Austin Avengers booth (#715) inside the exhibition floor on Saturday. Registration closes at 5PM! We’ll see you there! (Recommended for ages 13+)

  • Sunday, Nov. 10, 201910:00 AM - 11:00 AM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    musical performance by school of rock

    Don’t miss this performance by Austin’s own School of Rock!

  • Sunday, Nov. 10, 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, Nov. 10, 201911:00 AM - 11:45 AM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    inside the ring with pro wrestlers devon dudley & lisa marie varon

    Wrestling fans can't miss this special Q&A with behind-the-scenes stories from their favorite wrestlers!

  • Sunday, Nov. 10, 201911:30 AM - 12:00 PM location: KIDS ZONE

    hero training

    Aspiring superheroes should head to the Kids Zone for training with the Austin Avengers!

  • Sunday, Nov. 10, 201911:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: ROOM 14

    breaking cosplay stereotypes

    Join Wizard World Cosplay guests for this discussion on being confident in your cosplay no matter your body size, gender or race!

  • Sunday, Nov. 10, 201911:45 AM - 12:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    wizard world giveaways and cosplay meetup

    Hosted by Kato Kaelin!

  • Sunday, Nov. 10, 201912:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: ROOM 19

    bringing dc comics to tv with drew powell and teddy sears

    Come join actors from Gotham and the Arrowverse to talk about bringing DC Comics to life on the small screen in the modern era!

  • Sunday, Nov. 10, 201912:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    musical performance by michael mcfarland

    Don’t miss this performance by artist Michael McFarland!

  • Sunday, Nov. 10, 201912:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    career retrospective with comics legend kevin nowlan

    Join legendary inker & penciler Kevin Nowlan for this moderated discussion on his career in comics!

  • Sunday, Nov. 10, 201912:00 PM - 1:00 PM location: KIDS ZONE

    free face painting

    Kids should head to the Kids Zone for free face painting by Leandra Rigdon!

  • Sunday, Nov. 10, 201912:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: ROOM 12

    a long time ago...star wars: the pre-disney years

    Take a look back as we compare and contrast the Star Wars universe then and now with Star Wars comics writer Ron Marz. Ron will share his memories of working on one of the most iconic properties in pop culture fandom as he looks back on his own personal journey through the Star Wars galaxy.

  • Sunday, Nov. 10, 201912:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: ROOM 14

    everything i ever really needed to know, i learned from comics

    Comics have influenced popular culture both directly and indirectly for nearly a century. What do people learn from comics? About life, science, history, culture, values, morality, or anything else? What do kids pick up through them? Can we use them to teach the next generation and fil it with better people? Alex Langley (100 Greatest Graphic Novels; Make a Nerdy Living) welcomes experts Ashley Bles (comix-quest.com), Rikke Platz Cortsen (rpcortsen.com), Valerie Finnegan (independent), Andrew J. Friendenthal (Austin American-Statesman), and company as they share their experiences and thoughts on better living through comic books!

  • Sunday, Nov. 10, 201912:45 PM - 1:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    wizard world giveaways and cosplay meetup

    Hosted by Kato Kaelin!

  • Sunday, Nov. 10, 20191:00 PM - 1:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    musical performance by james morris

    Don’t miss this live performance by writer James Morris!

  • Sunday, Nov. 10, 20191:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    super suit sewing

    Join Wizard World Cosplay Guest ISU Superman for this demo on the basics of sewing spandex!

  • Sunday, Nov. 10, 20191:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: ROOM 19

    of myths, monsters and heroes: a conversation with kelly hu and jake stormoen

    With countless film and tv credits in the fantasy genre between them, actors Kelly Hu (The Scorpion King, The Vampire Diaries, Warehouse 13) and Jake Stormoen (The Outpost, the Mythica film series) are here to talk about their experiences and what keeps bringing fans back for more!

  • Sunday, Nov. 10, 20191:30 PM - 2:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    knights in training with austin historical weapons guild

    Don’t miss this exciting live weapons demo!

  • Sunday, Nov. 10, 20191:30 PM - 2:00 PM location: KIDS ZONE

    marvel vs. dc bingo with captain marvel

    Kids should head to the Kids Zone for this fun activity!

  • Sunday, Nov. 10, 20191:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: ROOM 12

    paranormal city: austin with paranormal journalist aaron sagers

    From classy hotels to bawdy brothels, stately buildings to popular pubs, Austin is a wild west town with wild ghost stories. And beyond a crazy music scene, the Capital of Texas has been home to crazy stories of monsters and urban legends. Join TV host/journalist Aaron Sagers (Syfy, Discovery, Travel Channel, Paranormal Pop Culture) and other experts of the unexplained for a spirited, Texas-sized talk about the tall tales, folklore, myths and legends of Austin!

  • Sunday, Nov. 10, 20192:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    impossibly cute™ kids costume contest

    Hosted by Kato Kaelin and Wizard World Cosplay Guests!