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Aug 22, 23, 24, 25 • Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Chicago

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Past Celebrity Guests

*TALENT SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Cancellations: Jason Momoa, Ben McKenzie, Morena Baccarin, Daniel Cudmore, Katrina Law, David Guintoli, Lesley-Ann Brandt, and James Denton.

John Travolta

John Travolta

Saturday
GreasePulp FictionSaturday Night FeverHairspray

John Travolta

Celebrity Guests

Saturday
GreasePulp FictionSaturday Night FeverHairspray

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Jeff Goldblum

Jeff Goldblum

Saturday
Jurassic ParkThor: RagnarokIndependence Day

Jeff Goldblum

Celebrity Guests

Saturday
Jurassic ParkThor: RagnarokIndependence Day

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Zachary Levi

Zachary Levi

Thursday - Friday
Shazam!Thor: The Dark WorldThe Marvelous Mrs. MaiselChuck

Zachary Levi

Celebrity Guests

Thursday - Friday
Shazam!Thor: The Dark WorldThe Marvelous Mrs. MaiselChuck

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Melissa Joan Hart

Melissa Joan Hart

Saturday - Sunday
Sabrina, the Teenage WitchClarissa Explains It All

Melissa Joan Hart

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday
Sabrina, the Teenage WitchClarissa Explains It All

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Amy Acker

Amy Acker

Saturday
AngelWishbone

Amy Acker

Celebrity Guests

Saturday
AngelWishbone

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Mark Sheppard

Mark Sheppard

Friday - Sunday
SupernaturalBattlestar GalacticaDoctor Who

Mark Sheppard

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
SupernaturalBattlestar GalacticaDoctor Who

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Billy Zane

Billy Zane

Friday - Sunday
Back to the FutureTwin PeaksThe PhantomTitanic

Billy Zane

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
Back to the FutureTwin PeaksThe PhantomTitanic

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Greg Grunberg

Greg Grunberg

Thursday - Saturday
Star Wars: The Force AwakensStar Trek BeyondHeroesThe Action Figures Band

Greg Grunberg

Celebrity Guests

Thursday - Saturday
Star Wars: The Force AwakensStar Trek BeyondHeroesThe Action Figures Band

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Adrian Pasdar

Adrian Pasdar

Thursday - Saturday
Marvels Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.SupergirlThe Action Figures Band

Adrian Pasdar

Celebrity Guests

Thursday - Saturday
Marvels Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.SupergirlThe Action Figures Band

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Dan Fogler

Dan Fogler

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

Dan Fogler

Celebrity Guests

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

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David Anders

David Anders

Friday - Sunday
iZombieAliasHeroesThe Action Figures Band

David Anders

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
iZombieAliasHeroesThe Action Figures Band

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Jack Coleman

Jack Coleman

Thursday - Saturday
HeroesHeroes RebornThe Vampire DiariesThe Action Figures Band

Jack Coleman

Celebrity Guests

Thursday - Saturday
HeroesHeroes RebornThe Vampire DiariesThe Action Figures Band

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Scott Grimes

Scott Grimes

Thursday - Saturday
The OrvilleAmerican Dad!The Action Figures Band

Scott Grimes

Celebrity Guests

Thursday - Saturday
The OrvilleAmerican Dad!The Action Figures Band

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Brad Savage

Brad Savage

Thursday - Saturday
Red DawnSalem’s LotThe Action Figures Band

Brad Savage

Celebrity Guests

Thursday - Saturday
Red DawnSalem’s LotThe Action Figures Band

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Cary Elwes

Cary Elwes

Friday - Sunday
The Princess Bride

Cary Elwes

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
The Princess Bride

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Chris Sarandon

Chris Sarandon

Friday - Sunday
The Princess BrideThe Nightmare Before Christmas

Chris Sarandon

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
The Princess BrideThe Nightmare Before Christmas

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Ken Page

Ken Page

Saturday - Sunday
The Nightmare Before Christmas

Ken Page

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday
The Nightmare Before Christmas

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Holly Marie Combs

Holly Marie Combs

Friday - Saturday
Charmed • Picket Fences • Pretty Little Liars

Holly Marie Combs

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Saturday
Charmed • Picket Fences • Pretty Little Liars

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Brian Krause

Brian Krause

Friday - Sunday
Charmed

Brian Krause

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
Charmed

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Drew Fuller

Drew Fuller

Friday - Sunday
Charmed

Drew Fuller

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
Charmed

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Samm Levine

Samm Levine

Thursday - Sunday
Freaks and GeeksUndeclaredInglourious Basterds

Samm Levine

Celebrity Guests

Thursday - Sunday
Freaks and GeeksUndeclaredInglourious Basterds

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Emma Caulfield

Emma Caulfield

Friday - Sunday
Buffy the Vampire SlayerBeverly Hills, 90210

Emma Caulfield

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
Buffy the Vampire SlayerBeverly Hills, 90210

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Steve Guttenberg

Steve Guttenberg

Friday
Police Academy

Steve Guttenberg

Celebrity Guests

Friday
Police Academy

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Richard Grieco

Richard Grieco

Friday - Sunday
A Night at the Roxbury21 Jump Street

Richard Grieco

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
A Night at the Roxbury21 Jump Street

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George Wendt

George Wendt

Friday - Sunday
Cheers

George Wendt

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
Cheers

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Kelly Hu

Kelly Hu

Thursday - Sunday
ArrowTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Kelly Hu

Celebrity Guests

Thursday - Sunday
ArrowTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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Jake Stormoen

Jake Stormoen

Thursday - Sunday
The OutpostMythicaExtinct

Jake Stormoen

Celebrity Guests

Thursday - Sunday
The OutpostMythicaExtinct

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Mark Jackson

Mark Jackson

Friday - Sunday
The OrvilleThe Royal Today

Mark Jackson

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
The OrvilleThe Royal Today

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Teddy Sears

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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Drew Powell

Drew Powell

Friday - Sunday
GothamPonderosaMalcolm in the Middle

Drew Powell

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
GothamPonderosaMalcolm in the Middle

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Rob Paulsen

Rob Paulsen

Friday - Sunday
Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesPinky and The BrainAnimaniacs

Rob Paulsen

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesPinky and The BrainAnimaniacs

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Barry Gordon

Barry Gordon

Friday - Sunday
Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesThe New Dick Van Dyke Show

Barry Gordon

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesThe New Dick Van Dyke Show

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Cam Clarke

Cam Clarke

Friday - Sunday
Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesHe-Man: Masters of the UniverseThe Tick

Cam Clarke

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesHe-Man: Masters of the UniverseThe Tick

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Townsend Coleman

Townsend Coleman

Friday - Sunday
Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesInspector GadgetWhere's Waldo?The Tick

Townsend Coleman

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesInspector GadgetWhere's Waldo?The Tick

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Henry Winkler

Henry Winkler

Thursday - Sunday
BarryHappy Days

Henry Winkler

Celebrity Guests

Thursday - Sunday
BarryHappy Days

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Matt Ryan

Matt Ryan

Saturday - Sunday
ConstantineAssassin's Creed: Black Flag

Matt Ryan

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday
ConstantineAssassin's Creed: Black Flag

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Dean Cain

Dean Cain

Friday - Saturday
Lois & Clark • Supergirl • Smallville • Ripley's Believe It or Not!

Dean Cain

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Saturday
Lois & Clark • Supergirl • Smallville • Ripley's Believe It or Not!

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Kevin Conroy

Kevin Conroy

Friday - Sunday
Batman: The Animated Series • Justice League • Batman Beyond

Kevin Conroy

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
Batman: The Animated Series • Justice League • Batman Beyond

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Lou Ferrigno

Lou Ferrigno

Thursday - Sunday
The Incredible Hulk • The King of Queens • Hercules

Lou Ferrigno

Celebrity Guests

Thursday - Sunday
The Incredible Hulk • The King of Queens • Hercules

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Thomas Ian Nicholas

Thomas Ian Nicholas

Thursday - Sunday
Rookie of the YearAmerican Pie

Thomas Ian Nicholas

Celebrity Guests

Thursday - Sunday
Rookie of the YearAmerican Pie

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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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Rob Van Dam

Rob Van Dam

Friday - Sunday
Professional Wrestling

Rob Van Dam

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
Professional Wrestling

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Lilian Garcia

Lilian Garcia

Friday - Saturday
Professional Wrestling

Lilian Garcia

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Saturday
Professional Wrestling

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Torrie Wilson

Torrie Wilson

Friday - Saturday
Professional Wrestling

Torrie Wilson

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Saturday
Professional Wrestling

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Lisa Marie Varon

Lisa Marie Varon

Thursday - Sunday
Professional Wrestler

Lisa Marie Varon

Celebrity Guests

Thursday - Sunday
Professional Wrestler

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Katie Forbes

Katie Forbes

Friday - Sunday
Professional Wrestling

Katie Forbes

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
Professional Wrestling

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Christopher Priest

Christopher Priest


Christopher Priest

Artists & Creators

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Gerry Conway

Gerry Conway


Gerry Conway

Artists & Creators

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Carl Potts

Carl Potts


Alien LegionVenomPunisherDC Guide to Creating Comics

Carl Potts

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Stuart Sayger

Stuart Sayger


Stuart Sayger

Artists & Creators

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Joe Corroney

Joe Corroney


Joe Corroney

Artists & Creators

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Phil Ortiz

Phil Ortiz


Phil Ortiz

Artists & Creators

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Tom Cook

Tom Cook


Tom Cook

Artists & Creators

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Joe Wos

Joe Wos


Joe Wos

Artists & Creators Programming Highlights

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Tim Lattie

Tim Lattie


GhostbustersWWEPlants vs Zombies

Tim Lattie

Artists & Creators

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Josh C. Lyman

Josh C. Lyman


Art of Josh C. Lyman

Josh C. Lyman

Artists & Creators

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Gavin Smith

Gavin Smith


Gavin Smith

Artists & Creators

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Kurt Lehner

Kurt Lehner


Kurt Lehner

Artists & Creators Celebrity Guests

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Claudio Aboy

Claudio Aboy


Claudio Aboy

Artists & Creators

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James Morris

James Morris


Three Kingdoms Trilogy

James Morris

Artists & Creators Entertainment

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Rick Goldschmidt

Rick Goldschmidt


Rick Goldschmidt

Artists & Creators

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Mike Watson

Mike Watson


Freestyle Komics – Hotshot – UpperDeck

Mike Watson

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Mog Park

Mog Park


Mog Park

Artists & Creators

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Erik Hodson

Erik Hodson


Erik Hodson

Artists & Creators

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John Rodriguez

John Rodriguez


John Rodriguez

Artists & Creators

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Twisted Indigo

Twisted Indigo


Twisted Indigo

Artists & Creators

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Will O'Shire

Will O'Shire


Will O'Shire

Artists & Creators

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Sterling Clark

Sterling Clark


Writer & Artist

Sterling Clark

Artists & Creators

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Papa Bear Cosplay

Papa Bear Cosplay

Official Cosplay Guest

Papa Bear Cosplay

Cosplay

Official Cosplay Guest

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Thousand Faces Cosplay

Thousand Faces Cosplay

Official Cosplay Guest

Thousand Faces Cosplay

Cosplay

Official Cosplay Guest

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Galaxy Amethyst Cosplay

Galaxy Amethyst Cosplay

Official Cosplay Guest

Galaxy Amethyst Cosplay

Cosplay

Official Cosplay Guest

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LadyDragon Creations

LadyDragon Creations


Official Cosplay Guest

LadyDragon Creations

Cosplay

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Something from Nothing

Something from Nothing


Something from Nothing

Artists & Creators

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Paul Erickson

Paul Erickson


Paul Erickson

Artists & Creators

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James Finn Garner

James Finn Garner


James Finn Garner

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

Featured Artist

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Yanimator

Yanimator


Yanimator

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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Courtney V Cusack

Courtney V Cusack


Courtney V Cusack

Artists & Creators

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Chad Wehrle

Chad Wehrle


Chad Wehrle

Artists & Creators

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PenelopeLovePrints

PenelopeLovePrints


PenelopeLovePrints

Artists & Creators

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Musetap Studios

Musetap Studios

Featured Artist

Musetap Studios

Artists & Creators

Featured Artist

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The Pumpkin Geek

The Pumpkin Geek


The Pumpkin Geek

Artists & Creators

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Ray Wenck

Ray Wenck


Ray Wenck

Artists & Creators

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DaveTheSupreme

DaveTheSupreme


DaveTheSupreme

Artists & Creators

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Jason Oakes

Jason Oakes


Jason Oakes

Artists & Creators

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Need Antics Shop

Need Antics Shop


Need Antics Shop

Artists & Creators

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Jak Lore

Jak Lore


Jak Lore

Artists & Creators

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Morbid Heart Designs

Morbid Heart Designs


Morbid Heart Designs

Artists & Creators

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Nerfect Artistic Novelties

Nerfect Artistic Novelties


Nerfect Artistic Novelties

Artists & Creators

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Adam Michaels - Adams Artbox A33

Adam Michaels - Adams Artbox A33


Adam Michaels - Adams Artbox A33

Artists & Creators

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Andrew Heath

Andrew Heath


Andrew Heath

Artists & Creators

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Tim Vigil

Tim Vigil


Faust

Tim Vigil

Artists & Creators

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Jaime Coker

Jaime Coker


Jaime Coker

Artists & Creators

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Bryan Vreeland

Bryan Vreeland


Bryan Vreeland

Artists & Creators

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Cates Concepts

Cates Concepts


Cates Concepts

Artists & Creators

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Steff Egan - GrittySugar

Steff Egan - GrittySugar


Steff Egan - GrittySugar

Artists & Creators

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The Pumpkin Geek

The Pumpkin Geek


The Pumpkin Geek

Artists & Creators

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Rosales Art Gallery LLC

Rosales Art Gallery LLC


Rosales Art Gallery LLC

Artists & Creators

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Lucky - GeeksterInk Legends

Lucky - GeeksterInk Legends


Lucky - GeeksterInk Legends

Artists & Creators

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Jess - GeeksterInk Legends

Jess - GeeksterInk Legends


Jess - GeeksterInk Legends

Artists & Creators

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Jeremy B - GeeksterInk Legends

Jeremy B - GeeksterInk Legends


Jeremy B - GeeksterInk Legends

Artists & Creators

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​James - Geekster Ink

​James - Geekster Ink


​James - Geekster Ink

Artists & Creators

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Brian Ballew - GeeksterInk Legends

Brian Ballew - GeeksterInk Legends


Brian Ballew - GeeksterInk Legends

Artists & Creators

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Brandon - GeeksterInk Legends

Brandon - GeeksterInk Legends


Brandon - GeeksterInk Legends

Artists & Creators

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Mike Lain - GeeksterInk Legends

Mike Lain - GeeksterInk Legends


Mike Lain - GeeksterInk Legends

Artists & Creators

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Mirkywood Emporium

Mirkywood Emporium


Mirkywood Emporium

Artists & Creators

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Brian Bradley

Brian Bradley


Brian Bradley

Artists & Creators

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Scott Larson

Scott Larson


Scott Larson

Artists & Creators

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Face Time Police

Face Time Police


Face Time Police

Entertainment

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Bordin Marsinkul - Hyperbooster Studios

Bordin Marsinkul - Hyperbooster Studios


Bordin Marsinkul - Hyperbooster Studios

Artists & Creators

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The Artistic Dabbler

The Artistic Dabbler


The Artistic Dabbler

Artists & Creators

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MWM Art Studios

MWM Art Studios


MWM Art Studios

Artists & Creators

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PescEffects - The Art of Jerry Pesce

PescEffects - The Art of Jerry Pesce

Featured Artist

PescEffects - The Art of Jerry Pesce

Artists & Creators

Featured Artist

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Crizltron

Crizltron


Crizltron

Artists & Creators

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Robert Camacho Jr.

Robert Camacho Jr.


Robert Camacho Jr.

Artists & Creators

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Kelsey Rushing

Kelsey Rushing


Kelsey Rushing

Artists & Creators

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PopMyth Studios - M. Angel Sanchez

PopMyth Studios - M. Angel Sanchez


Creative Director of PopMyth Studios

PopMyth Studios - M. Angel Sanchez

Artists & Creators

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Big Boy Studio

Big Boy Studio


Big Boy Studio

Artists & Creators

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Kate “Kae” McSpadden

Kate “Kae” McSpadden


Kate “Kae” McSpadden

Artists & Creators

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Chris Ehnot

Chris Ehnot


Chris Ehnot

Artists & Creators

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Sleepy Robot 13

Sleepy Robot 13


Sleepy Robot 13

Artists & Creators

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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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Ren McKinzie

Ren McKinzie


Ren McKinzie

Artists & Creators

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Wonka's Marker Art

Wonka's Marker Art


Wonka's Marker Art

Artists & Creators

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Chris Oz Fulton

Chris Oz Fulton


Chris Oz Fulton

Artists & Creators

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Jim Ferguson

Jim Ferguson


Jim Ferguson

Artists & Creators

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Philip Moy

Philip Moy


Philip Moy

Artists & Creators

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Top Mouse Comics

Top Mouse Comics


Top Mouse Comics

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Darryl Young

Darryl Young


Darryl Young

Artists & Creators

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GOMEZ Studios

GOMEZ Studios


GOMEZ Studios

Artists & Creators

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Katie Houston

Katie Houston


Katie Houston

Artists & Creators

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Rosales Art Gallery LLC

Rosales Art Gallery LLC


Rosales Art Gallery LLC

Artists & Creators

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Kelsey G. Bigelow

Kelsey G. Bigelow


Kelsey G. Bigelow

Artists & Creators

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Alan Dyson

Alan Dyson


Alan Dyson

Artists & Creators

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Change4Love

Change4Love


Change4Love

Artists & Creators

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Tristan Young

Tristan Young


Tristan Young

Artists & Creators

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Candice Dailey Illustration

Candice Dailey Illustration


Candice Dailey Illustration

Artists & Creators

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Broken Transmitter

Broken Transmitter


Broken Transmitter

Entertainment

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The Color of May

The Color of May


The Color of May

Entertainment

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Hyde Park Fencing

Hyde Park Fencing


Hyde Park Fencing

Entertainment

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ANDY SZAF

ANDY SZAF


ANDY SZAF

Artists & Creators

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CutieHats

CutieHats

Featured Exhibitor

CutieHats

Retailers

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Comic Art Creations - Joshua Redman

Comic Art Creations - Joshua Redman


Comic Art Creations - Joshua Redman

Artists & Creators

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Tom Molloy

Tom Molloy


Tom Molloy

Artists & Creators

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Project FanCare

Project FanCare


Project FanCare

Programming Highlights

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Mike Lorenzo

Mike Lorenzo


Mike Lorenzo

Artists & Creators

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​Matthew Wolf

​Matthew Wolf


​Matthew Wolf

Artists & Creators

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Winslow Dumaine

Winslow Dumaine


Winslow Dumaine

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D Whitaker Ink

D Whitaker Ink


D Whitaker Ink

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Scott Beaderstadt

Scott Beaderstadt


Scott Beaderstadt

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​Ren Garcia

​Ren Garcia


​Ren Garcia

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Gadgets aNd Collectibles

Gadgets aNd Collectibles

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Toys & Collectibles

Gadgets aNd Collectibles

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Jim Mehsling

Jim Mehsling


Jim Mehsling

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Bachelor Pad Magazine

Bachelor Pad Magazine


Bachelor Pad Magazine

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Vheto Gutierrez Vazquez

Vheto Gutierrez Vazquez


Vheto Gutierrez Vazquez

Artists & Creators

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Shawnime Studio

Shawnime Studio


Shawnime Studio

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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Weapon Direct

Weapon Direct

Featured Exhibitor

Weapon Direct

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Bad Aura Media

Bad Aura Media


Bad Aura Media

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Outcast Comics / Brandon Santiago

Outcast Comics / Brandon Santiago


Outcast Comics / Brandon Santiago

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Rob Hogan

Rob Hogan


Rob Hogan

Artists & Creators

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Cory Smith

Cory Smith


Cory Smith

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François le Foutre

François le Foutre


François le Foutre

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Kensai Productions

Kensai Productions


Kensai Productions

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Kit Steele

Kit Steele


Kit Steele

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Jed Thomas

Jed Thomas

Thursday - Sunday
Crypt TvThe Amity WarsBoom Studio

Jed Thomas

Artists & Creators

Thursday - Sunday

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Jeremy Clark

Jeremy Clark


Jeremy Clark

Artists & Creators

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Mostafa Moussa

Mostafa Moussa


SupermanFantastic Four

Mostafa Moussa

Artists & Creators

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Trevor Mueller

Trevor Mueller


Trevor Mueller

Artists & Creators

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Maps and Scraps

Maps and Scraps


Maps and Scraps

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3D Printing by Muckychris

3D Printing by Muckychris


3D Printing by Muckychris

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42 Nerdtastic Place

42 Nerdtastic Place


42 Nerdtastic Place

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Bead Streetz

Bead Streetz


Bead Streetz

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Christine Chang illustration

Christine Chang illustration


Christine Chang illustration

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Bearded Artist

Bearded Artist


Bearded Artist

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George Michail

George Michail


George Michail

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Mind Body Defense

Mind Body Defense


Mind Body Defense

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Benitez Productions

Benitez Productions


Benitez Productions

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Blake Brady

Blake Brady


Blake Brady

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Drew Blank

Drew Blank


Drew Blank

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Matt Reedy

Matt Reedy


Matt Reedy

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Camron Johnson

Camron Johnson


Camron Johnson

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Chroma Coma - Andrew Sheppard

Chroma Coma - Andrew Sheppard


Chroma Coma - Andrew Sheppard

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Clockwork Art

Clockwork Art


Clockwork Art

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MoriaSilver.com

MoriaSilver.com


MoriaSilver.com

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Mike Babinski

Mike Babinski


Mike Babinski

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The Chosen Wand

The Chosen Wand


The Chosen Wand

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Peter Smith / Crimson Fable Studios

Peter Smith / Crimson Fable Studios


Peter Smith / Crimson Fable Studios

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Universe M

Universe M


Universe M

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Creative2Bit

Creative2Bit


Creative2Bit

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DJ Corchin

DJ Corchin


DJ Corchin

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The HSPPA / Horror & SciFi Prop Preservation Association

The HSPPA / Horror & SciFi Prop Preservation Association


The HSPPA / Horror & SciFi Prop Preservation Association

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Jamie Tyndall

Jamie Tyndall


Jamie Tyndall

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Troy Kimble

Troy Kimble


Troy Kimble

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Catawampus Press

Catawampus Press


Catawampus Press

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Kurt Zauer - Cagey Comics

Kurt Zauer - Cagey Comics


Kurt Zauer - Cagey Comics

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Travis Langley

Travis Langley


Professor of Psychology / Author / Panel Host

Travis Langley

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Luis Colindres

Luis Colindres


Luis Colindres

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​Melissa Grzanka

​Melissa Grzanka


​Melissa Grzanka

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Michael Kulick Artworks

Michael Kulick Artworks


Michael Kulick Artworks

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Miss Alaynaious Creations

Miss Alaynaious Creations


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Cancellations: Jason Momoa, Ben McKenzie, Morena Baccarin, Daniel Cudmore, Katrina Law, David Guintoli, Lesley-Ann Brandt, and James Denton.
  • Thursday, Aug. 22, 20194:00 PM - 7:00 PM location: Kids Zone

    kids zone activities

    6:00-7:00pm - Making Polly Juice with Luna Lovegood

  • Thursday, Aug. 22, 20194:00 PM - 8:30 PM location: Entertainment Stage

    entertainment stage performances & activities

    4:00-4:30 Cos-Spray: The Live Art of Cosplay

    4:30-4:45 Give Aways and Cosplay Meetup

    4:45-5:15 Musical Performance By James Morris

    5:15-5:30 Give Aways and Cosplay Meetup

    5:30-6:30 Hyde Park Fencing Demo Performance

    6:30-7:00 Cos-Spray: The Live Art of Cosplay

    7:00-7:30 Musical Performance By Thomas Ian Nicholas

    7:30-8:30 Musical Performance By Michael McFarland

  • Thursday, Aug. 22, 20194:30 PM - 5:00 PM location: ROOM 41

    bingo with freen’ fun bingo

    Play free Bingo for amazing prizes!

  • Thursday, Aug. 22, 20195:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    how to make comics

    Want to know how comics are put together? Well the most enthusiastic person in comics wants to show you from script to colors how some of your favorites comics are put together. Get to see behind the veil of Freestyle Komics/Short Fuse Media as they assemble some of the hottest comics in the land. If you ever wanted to know what it takes to make comics this is the panel for you.

  • Thursday, Aug. 22, 20195:30 PM - 6:00 PM location: ROOM 41

    singo with freen' fun bingo

    Play Bingo with your favorite songs instead of numbers!

  • Thursday, Aug. 22, 20195:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: ROOM 13

    self publishing 101

    It's never been harder to be published, but it's never been easier to make a comic. Learn everything you need to know about making your ideas into stories, from conception in your head to holding a psychical copy of your book in your hand! Join Trevor Mueller, self-publisher extraordinaire, as he talks about how to select a printer, how to budget for a project, finding an artist (or writer), and so much more!

  • Thursday, Aug. 22, 20195:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: ROOM 3

    game of thrones: after the thrones panel discussion

    Game of Thrones Goodbye – Rewriting History with MidWesteros! Fan of Game of Thrones? Hated the way the show ended? Think you could do it better? Join MidWesteros, the Cosplay Kings and Queens of Chicago as they armor up for battle and dress for debate over who should rightly rule Westeros. Charge into a Q&A with hunky heroes and quarreling queens as they cross swords and wits around the war room table! Join a horde of fellow fans and the world leaders in GOT cosplay events as we make millions writing books on the way it should have been! With Joseph Tinman Tinaglia (Jon Snow), Anna Kay, (Danerys Targaryen), Gina Veneble (Cersei Lannister) and Nicole Mazon (Arya Stark).

  • Thursday, Aug. 22, 20196:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: ROOM 1

    geeks and depression: how are you holding up?

    Professional geek and Mental Health Awareness advocate Mo Lightning and Angela Cummings (Associate Area Director, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention) look at the growing amount of depression and anxiety us pop culture fans face day-to-day and what we can do to combat these dark feelings. Discussion is open to those who struggle and those who want to help the struggling.

  • Thursday, Aug. 22, 20196:30 PM - 7:15 PM location: ROOM 3

    dc movies from the bottom to the top

    DC has had a string of hits lately. WHY is DC succeeding now in films? With the success of Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Shazam, a rebooted and retooled Suicide Squad on the horizon, does DC see need their Caped Crusader and their Man of Steel? Why are these films being hailed in grace? What’s different about them and will this continue? Do any of the old films still work for this new direction? #LetsTalkAboutIt! In this panel we will ask the tough questions and see where the truth takes us.

  • Thursday, Aug. 22, 20196:30 PM - 7:15 PM location: ROOM 13

    diversity in cosplay with wizard world cosplay guest papabear

    Cosplay is a chance for ANYbody to express themselves and their passions for ANY character, regardless of skin color, orientation, disability, gender, or body type. It’s about living the character in the moment. Join the panelist as they give their diverse perspectives on the cultural impact, barriers, triumphs, and empowerment in the cosplay community.

  • Thursday, Aug. 22, 20197:00 PM - 7:30 PM location: ROOM 41

    family guy & simpsons trivia

    Whether you hang out at Mo’s or the Clam, you can win fun prizes during this trivia!

  • Thursday, Aug. 22, 20197:00 PM - 7:45 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!

  • Thursday, Aug. 22, 20197:00 PM - 7:45 PM location: ROOM 1

    black panther forever, black panther for everyone

    Who is the Black Panther? Join Scott Jordan (Black Panther Psychology: Hidden Kingdoms), Travis Langley (Captain America vs. Iron Man: Freedom, Security, Psychology; Daredevil Psychology: The Devil You Know), Ajani Brown (Africana Studies, San Diego State University), Shelly Clevenger (The Joker Psychology: Evil Clowns and the Women Who Love Them), Stanford Carpenter (Institute of Comic Studies), Daniel Jun Kim (The Pop Mythologist), and special guest Christopher Priest (Black Panther) for this panel discussion in an in-depth discussion of the popularity and importance of Black Panther, including cultural representation, social exclusion, gender roles, role models, bullying, and more. What is about T'Challa and his personal mythos that can resonate with everyone?


  • Thursday, Aug. 22, 20197:30 PM - 8:00 PM location: ROOM 41

    bingo at night with freen’ fun bingo

    Play for free for some great prizes!

  • Thursday, Aug. 22, 20197:30 PM - 8:15 PM location: ROOM 13

    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.

  • Thursday, Aug. 22, 20197:30 PM - 8:15 PM location: ROOM 3

    words 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.

  • Thursday, Aug. 22, 20198:00 PM - 8:45 PM location: ROOM 1

    breaking news: marvel/sony breakup and what it means for spider-man & the mcu!

    This week, reports surfaced that Marvel Studio and Sony will no longer collaborate on any Spider-Man movies going forward. If that is the case, Spider-Man cannot appear in ANY future MCU films, and any Spider-Man movies can’t reference the snap, Tony Stark, the Avengers, or anything else. Making it even more complicated, Sony reiterated that Tom Holland and director Marc Webb are returning!

    What does this all mean? What is going on? Seth Everett & Mo Lightning are convening a special panel Thursday at 8pm to discuss a pivotal moment in the Marvel Universe legacy.

  • Friday, Aug. 23, 201911:45 AM - 7:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    entertainment stage performances & activities

    11:45-12:15 Musical Performance By James Morris

    12:15-12:30 Give Aways and Cosplay Meetup

    12:30-1:00 Cos-Spray: The Live Art of Cosplay

    1:00-1:30 Performance By Arthur

    2:30-3:15 The Action Figures

    3:30-5:00 Musical Performance By Broken Transmitter

    5:00-6:00 Hyde Park Fencing Demo Performance

    6:00-6:30 Cos-Spray: The Live Art of Cosplay

    6:30-7:00 Musical Performance By Color of May

  • Friday, Aug. 23, 201912:00 PM - 4:00 PM location: Kids Zone

    kids zone activities

    12:00-1:00pm Create Our Video Game with Codeverse

    1:00-2:00pm DC vs Marvel Bingo with Captain Marvel

    3:00-4:00pm Temporary Tattoos!

  • Friday, Aug. 23, 201912:30 PM - 1:00 PM location: ROOM 41

    bingo with freen’ fun bingo

    Play free Bingo for amazing prizes!

  • Friday, Aug. 23, 201912:45 PM - 1:45 PM location: ROOM 5

    visual storytelling principles and techniques for comic creators with carl potts

    Carl Potts, former Marvel Entertainment Executive Editor, screenwriter and author of The DC Comics Guide to Creating Comics: Inside the Art of Visual Storytelling, discusses how to combine instinct with knowledge to arrive at the best visual narrative solutions for your story. The seminar covers all creative aspects of comics/graphic novel creation. Potts has given this seminar at Google NYC, Blizzard, Blue Sky Studios, Ithaca College, Syracuse Univ., School of Visual Arts, Academy of Art Univ., Manila Comic Con, San Diego Comic Con, Ogilvy & Mather, Psyop and many other companies, institutions and events.

  • Friday, Aug. 23, 20191:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    sketch cards!

    Come watch as Mike Watson, Publisher of Short Fuse Media, and freelance artist of Upper Deck/Marvel Comics, as he shows you how he uses markers to bring sketch cards to life. Using color to bring awesome, definition and power to comics. One lucky person will get to keep the original art.

  • Friday, Aug. 23, 20191:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: ROOM 3

    star wars vs. lord of the rings: which is better?

    At last year’s event we were unable to conclusively establish a winner, despite a passionate audience survey. This year, Paul Erickson, Nerd Parodist will again ask the audience for help to pick a champion (Tolkien or George Lucas) in a fun, interactive event featuring: A Nerd Parodist Club Secret Handshake demo! A brain-freezing Tolkien Trivia Game! Audience participation: attendees will again be surveyed to prove which is best: STAR WARS or LORD OF THE RINGS? Which villain is more evil: Emperor Palpantine or Sauron? Which monster is worse: the Sarlacc or the Balrog? Which sidekick is more adorable: R2-D2 or Sam Gamgee? Vote for your favorite! SW/LOTR Cosplay Contest with prizes! The traditional STAR WARS Singalong. Last year’s event was called “The quintessential comic con panel,” by the Chicago Tribune. Don’t miss it this year!

  • Friday, Aug. 23, 20191:30 PM - 2:00 PM location: ROOM 41

    marvel vs dc trivia

    From Avengers to Justice League, play for some great prizes!

  • Friday, Aug. 23, 20191:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: ROOM 13

    cosplay and anxiety

    Anxiety is far more common in the cosplay community then you might imagine and it truly can be debilitating. Come join this roundtable discussion with Lauren from Wizard World Cosplay guest Thousand Faces Cosplay and discuss some of the struggles and techniques involved with handling anxiety, particularly throughout a convention day.

  • Friday, Aug. 23, 20191:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: ROOM 1

    pro wrestling 101 with wrestlingaudio.com

    All Elite Wrestling is putting the pressure on the entire industry to change. Can AEW prove to be serious competition to WWE? Join Mo Lightning - podcaster for 14 years this September - as he breaks down the upcoming boom of televised wrestling promotions and gives away autographed goodies from your favorite superstars!

  • Friday, Aug. 23, 20192:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    how to be a pro inker in comics

    Join Mostafa Mousa and Jeremy Clark for this tutorial!

  • Friday, Aug. 23, 20192:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: ROOM 3

    supervillain psychology: who wants to be a bad guy?

    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) assembles of legion of experts to explore what it means to be a supervillain and what kind of person could become one: Carl Potts (The Punisher), Jamie Coker (Jamie Coker Creations), Scott Larson (Visitations, The Saint), Scott Jordan (Daredevil Psychology: The Devil You Know). Beware!

  • Friday, Aug. 23, 20192:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: Room 5

    citizen on patrol: a conversation with steve guttenberg

    Don't miss this Q&A with "Police Academy" and "Cocoon" star Steve Guttenberg!

  • Friday, Aug. 23, 20192:30 PM - 3:00 PM location: ROOM 41

    singo with freen’ fun bingo

    Bingo with a beat! Instead of numbers, play bingo with your favorite songs!

  • Friday, Aug. 23, 20192:30 PM - 3:15 PM location: ROOM 13

    crafting fictional worlds

    Environment is an important element of storytelling. Comics, TV, and games use it all the time - but it's easy to let the details of your world distract from your story. Whether it's a science fiction / fantasy setting or a real-life location, learn how to make your world come to life without losing the reader. Join guest Trevor Mueller as he talks through tips and tricks to world building your story!

  • Friday, Aug. 23, 20192:30 PM - 3:15 PM location: ROOM 1

    30 years of dragonball z

    Dragon Ball Z turned 30 this year! Come talk and celebrate 30 years of one of the greatest action animated series ever! Join cosplayers and mega fans Rob Fury, Tinman, and Steggy Stardust as they share their passion for this classic anime, discuss current and upcoming releases, and answer any questions fans may have!

  • Friday, Aug. 23, 20192:30 PM - 3:30 PM location: ROOM 25

    shazam! a conversation with zachary levi

    Don’t miss this special Q&A session with Zachary Levi, star of Shazam! and Chuck.

  • Friday, Aug. 23, 20193:00 PM - 3:30 PM location: ROOM 41

    bingo with freen’ fun bingo

    Play free Bingo for amazing prizes!

  • Friday, Aug. 23, 20193:00 PM - 3:30 PM location: ROOM 5

    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!

  • Friday, Aug. 23, 20193:00 PM - 3:45 PM location: ROOM 3

    the 13 most iconic horror film characters from the silver screen

    They elicit screams of terror in darkened theaters and have become the stuff dreams are made of — if, by dreams, you mean nightmares. Pop culture historian Joe Wos share the top 13 horror icons that made the grave — er, grade. Join us for a terror filled time or as Pinhead would say, “We have such sights to show you.”

  • Friday, Aug. 23, 20193:00 PM - 3:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    head-to-head artist challenge

    Join artists Stuart Sayger and Gavin Smith for this draw-off!

  • Friday, Aug. 23, 20193:00 PM - 5:00 PM location: ROOM 12

    cosplay foam building/foamsmithing workshop with cosawesome studios & wulfgar weapons

    CosAwesome Studios guide you through your choice of a few foam builds. We will help you by presenting how to build them, answering questions, showing tricks, etc. ADDITIONAL TICKET REQUIRED.

  • Friday, Aug. 23, 20193:30 PM - 4:15 PM location: ROOM 1

    prop it like it's hot!

    Whether you’re an experienced propmaker or aspiring newbie, join Wizard World Cosplay Guest Hendo Art for a fun panel of shared tips, tricks, and invaluable resources in props! We’ll cover how to find local materials, where to get specialty items, the best sources for references, staying motivated, and of course, building tips! Come strapped with questions and take a look at some props up-close!

  • Friday, Aug. 23, 20193:30 PM - 4:15 PM location: ROOM 13

    paranormal podcasting

    Long time paranormal podcasters (Aliens / Ghosts / Cryptids / Conspiracies) discuss their podcasts. They will talk successes and failures, some of the craziest paranormal topics they have covered, what they have learned over the years, and how their paranormal views have changed since starting. Open for audience questions and interaction.

  • Friday, Aug. 23, 20194:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: ROOM 3

    chicago ghosts, gangsters and the creation of an audio drama

    Why are there bullet holes in the side of Holy Name Cathedral? Who haunts the alley behind the Biograph Theater? Where is the ghost of Al Capone? Explore some of Chicago’s most haunted and infamous gangland history. Plus, how is a ghost story created as an audio drama? Join Chicago comic book creator/historian Scott Larson ( Visitations Comic Book) and members of Locked Into Vacancy Radio ( L.I.V.E Radio Show podcast and the Chicago Public Library’s broadcast of War Of The Worlds) for a new spin on old ghost stories.

  • Friday, Aug. 23, 20194:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    how to draw franklin the turtle & easy to remember animation tips

    Join artist Kurt Lehner for this tutorial!

  • Friday, Aug. 23, 20194:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: ROOM 5

    no holds barred: a conversation with pro wrestlers honky tonk man & rob van dam

    Wrestling fans can't miss this panel!

  • Friday, Aug. 23, 20194:30 PM - 5:15 PM location: ROOM 13

    mcu phase 4: reacting to the sdcc revelations

    Black Widow! Blade! Shang-Chi! The Eternals! Plus, more Thor, Loki, Wanda & Vision, Sam & Bucky, and Hawkeye! Just a week after Kevin Feige unveiled the MCU Phase 4 at San Diego Comic-Con, join Mike Watson to talk about the big revelations (Jane Foster is the new Thor!) and make speculations about how these movies and Disney Plus series will unfold. Show up to nerd out, and make wild guesses about the next couple years of the MCU.

  • Friday, Aug. 23, 20194:30 PM - 5:15 PM location: ROOM 1

    broken superheroes? inside the minds of spider-man, batman, jessica jones, deadpool, the umbrella academy and more!

    Ever since the dawn of Marvel’s “superheroes with real problems,” costumed adventurers have been letting their psychological damage show. Spider-Man’s guilt and insecurity, Batman’s tango with trauma, Captain America’s survivor’s guilt, Jessica Jones’s smorgasbord of symptoms, and Star-Lord’s daddy issues are just some of the mental challenges that modern superheroes deal with. Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight), Shelly Clevenger (The Joker Psychology: Evil Clowns and the Women Who Love Them), Scott Jordan (Daredevil Psychology: The Devil You Know), and the Pop Mythologist hold a lively discussion of the psychological challenges that many heroes (and some villains, too) deal with. Are your heroes broken?

  • Friday, Aug. 23, 20194:30 PM - 5:15 PM location: ROOM 41

    singo with freen’ fun bingo

    Bingo with a beat! Instead of numbers, play bingo with your favorite songs!

  • Friday, Aug. 23, 20194:30 PM - 5:15 PM location: ROOM 25

    turtle power: a conversation with the original teenage mutant ninja turtles voice actors

    Wizard World has reunited Cam Clarke (Leonardo), Barry Gordon (Donatello), Rob Paulsen (Raphael) and Townsend Coleman (Michaelangelo) - the voice actors of the four turtles from the original TMNT cartoon! Don’t miss this chance to relive your childhood with this special Q&A.

  • Friday, Aug. 23, 20195:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: ROOM 3

    cosplay 101

    Want to begin cosplaying but don’t know how to get started? Join Wizard World Cosplay Guests Hendo Art, Thousand Faces Cosplay, Galaxy Amethyst, PapaBear Cosplay and LadyDragon Creations 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, Aug. 23, 20195:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    art demo with josh lyman

    Join artist Josh Lyman for this demo and preview of his two workshops!

  • Friday, Aug. 23, 20195:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: ROOM 5

    a conversation with the cast of the orville

    Join Scott Grimes (Lt. Gordon Malloy), Mark Jackson (Isaac) and Kelly Hu (Admiral Ozawa) for this thrilling conversation!

  • Friday, Aug. 23, 20195:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: ROOM 13

    90's animated series revisited

    If today is a golden era for Television, the 90’s was a golden time for super hero animation. In the 90’s, we saw Batman: The Animated Series, which lead to Superman: The Animated Series, then Batman Beyond, Static Shock, which eventually would lead to Justice League. Marvel, amidst financial issues, brought us the classic X-Men - The Animated Series, Spider-Man – The Animated Series, as well as Iron Man, Fantastic Four, Silver Surfer, and the Avengers! Relive classic moments with Seth Everett and see how pioneering these shows were!

  • Friday, Aug. 23, 20195:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: ROOM 1

    disney twisted princess coronation

    The Disney Universe's continued expansion has brought Marvel, LucasFilms and even the Muppets into the house of mouse. With Fox now entering the fold there are new opportunities to bestow one of Disney's highest honors upon classic characters by coronating them as Disney Princesses! Pop culture historian Joe Wos takes a tongue in cheek look at characters now eligible for this prestigious honor. From the Xenomorph Alien Queen to Princess Leia we will explore the traditional role of the Disney Princessand how it could be transformed by the annexation of new realms into the Disney Kingdom.

  • Friday, Aug. 23, 20195:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: ROOM 41

    bingo with freen’ fun bingo

    Play free Bingo for amazing prizes!

  • Friday, Aug. 23, 20196:00 PM - 6:30 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    6:00-6:30pm d whitaker ink (creative stage)

    Don't miss this exciting art demo!

  • Friday, Aug. 23, 20196:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: ROOM 3

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

    We know WHY film, TV, and fandom can help us with mental health, but do you know the science behind it? Come hear licensed therapist Dr. Chrisha Anderson talk about why fandom is such a powerful therapeutic tool, tell your story, and get practical tips on dealing with depression, anxiety, and trauma.

  • Friday, Aug. 23, 20196:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: ROOM 5

    disney trivia with thomas ian nicholas, samm levine & lani sarem

    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, Aug. 23, 20196:00 PM - 7:30 PM location: ROOM 12

    introduction to sculpting workshop with propcustomz

    Learn how to sculpt and model your own clay creatures and original creations with Expert Sculptor & Prop builder Calen Hoffman of Propcustomz. Propcustomz will provide everything attendees need to make their our custom clay creation! Several physical pre-made examples will be shown along with attendees receiving one on one instructions throughout the course of the workshop! Come for the fun and leave with your own creation. ADDITIONAL TICKET REQUIRED.

  • Saturday, Aug. 24, 20199:30 AM - 7:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    entertainment stage performances & activities

    9:30-12:00 Musical Performance By Color of May

    12:00-12:15 Give Aways and Cosplay Meetup

    12:15-12:45 Cos-Spray: The Live Art of Cosplay

    12:45-1:00 Give Aways and Cosplay Meetup

    1:00-1:30 Mind Body Defense Demo Performance

    1:30-2:00 Saber Legion Demo Performance

    2:00-3:00 Kids Costume Contest

    3:00-4:30 Musical Performance By Broken Transmitter

    4:30-5:00 Musical Performance By Thomas Ian Nicholas

    5:00-6:00 Live Auction

    6:00-7:00 Musical Performance By Michael McFarland

  • Saturday, Aug. 24, 201910:30 AM - 11:00 AM location: ROOM 41

    bingo with freen’ fun bingo

    Play free Bingo for amazing prizes!

  • Saturday, Aug. 24, 201911:00 AM - 1:00 PM location: ROOM 11

    introduction to resin casting workshop with shield labs

    A step by step introduction to making silicone molds and solid urethane resin cast, along with hands on resin casting with professional Maker & Prop builder Casey McBroom for "Shield Labs". This workshop will involve a walk through on making various types of silicone molds. An in depth Q&A on the process along with pre-made examples and resource guides. Attendees will also make and take home their very own Resin Castings from molds provided at the Workshop! ADDITIONAL TICKET REQUIRED.

  • Saturday, Aug. 24, 201911:30 AM - 12:00 PM location: ROOM 41

    princess bride trivia

    INCONCEIVABLE! Stop by for some great trivia for GREAT prizes.

  • Saturday, Aug. 24, 201911:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: ROOM 13

    3 geeks podcast live: comic books vs. film adaptations

    Join the 3 Geeks Podcast as they ruminate, discuss and argue over what makes a good comic book and a good comic book film. Prepare to go on a fun ride through geekdom with several tangents that go absolutely nowhere. Audience participation is highly encouraged.

  • Saturday, Aug. 24, 201911:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: ROOM 1

    cosplay is for everyone: cosplay and body positivity

    Join Wizard World Cosplay guests Thousand Faces Cosplay and LadyDragon Creations for this discussion.

  • Saturday, Aug. 24, 201911:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: ROOM 5

    inside the buffyverse: a conversation with amy acker & emma caulfield

    Don't miss this special Q&A!

  • Saturday, Aug. 24, 201912:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: ROOM 3

    carrying on: the psychology of “supernatural” and its fandom

    Supernatural is a cultural phenomenon that has impacted the lives of millions. The characters have become models of persistence in the face of tremendous challenge, and the fandom is known for its dedication to helping others. Come hear Dr. Chrisha Anderson talk about the lessons that Supernatural can teach us and how we can use those lessons to impact the world. And join us for a lively discussion of what we do now!

  • Saturday, Aug. 24, 201912:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    how to toon: cartooning for kids

    Join Joe Wos for this all-ages demo!

  • Saturday, Aug. 24, 201912:00 PM - 4:00 PM location: Kids Zone

    kids zone activities

    12:00-1:00pm Temporary Tattoos!

    1:00-2:00 Create Your Own Video Game with Codeverse

    2:00-2:45pm Kids Costume Contest

    2:45-3:15pm Jedi Training with The Saber Legion

    3:15-4:00pm Treasure Hunt with James Morris

  • Saturday, Aug. 24, 201912:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: ROOM 13

    toys were us podcast presents: toy hunting at conventions, appreciating classics and chasing grails

    Join the crew of the Toys Were Us podcast as they discuss their experiences in toy hunting in various fandoms!

  • Saturday, Aug. 24, 201912:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: ROOM 1

    introduction to professional cosplay

    Ever wondered how to get started as a professional cosplayer? How to brand yourself? Certain do's and dont's? then look no further as the panelist share their experiences as pro cosplayers, building a brand, cosplay resumes, tricks of the trade, contracts and more!

  • Saturday, Aug. 24, 201912:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: ROOM 5

    the charmed life: a conversation with holly marie combs, brian kraus, drew fuller and billy zane

    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, Aug. 24, 20191:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    cosplay 401

    Join Wulfgar Weapons and CosAwesome Studios for this in-depth demo of advanced cosplay tips and tricks!

  • Saturday, Aug. 24, 20191:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: ROOM 3

    star wars: the fans strike back

    They may have started long ago in a galaxy far away, but where are the Star Wars movies going? Where should they have gone? Drs. Eric Wesselmann (Star Trek Psychology: The Mental Frontier), Travis Langley (Star Wars Psychology: The Dark Side of the Mind), Martin Lloyd (Doctor Who Psychology: A Madman with a Box), Patrick O'Connor (Comixpedia.net), and Shelly Clevenger (The Joker Psychology: Evil Clowns and the Women Who Love Them) fight the true battle for the soul of the Star Wars universe. What do YOU have to say on the matter?

  • Saturday, Aug. 24, 20191:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: ROOM 25

    the king of hell: a conversation with mark sheppard

    Don't miss this Q&A with Mark Sheppard from "Supernatural!"

  • Saturday, Aug. 24, 20191:00 PM - 2:00 PM location: ROOM 12

    basics of drawing 101: intro to drawing workshop with josh lyman

    Whether you've never drawn or draw just for fun; this class covers the basics of drawing from core techniques and warmups, shapes and volume, to lighting and even more! We cover choosing the right tools for each job, and regardless of age allows you as to begin to understand the 'basics' of drawing. You also go home with professional grade supplies to use both in class and after! ADDITIONAL TICKET REQUIRED.

  • Saturday, Aug. 24, 20191:30 PM - 2:00 PM location: ROOM 41

    bingo with freen’ fun bingo

    Play free Bingo for amazing prizes!

  • Saturday, Aug. 24, 20191:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: ROOM 1

    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! Joe will be joined by his co-author Martin Gitlin.

  • Saturday, Aug. 24, 20191:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: ROOM 13

    dating in the cosplay/geek/nerd community

    Dating in general can be a pretty hectic experience. Balancing a career, social life, family time, hobbies – it’s hard to find the time to sneak in a date, let alone find someone you’re actually willing to spend what little time you have with! How do you handle intense fandoms, cosplay, and other geek culture when trying to find love? Join SuperHero Forge, Julie Kitten Cosplay, and Steggy Stardust as they talk dating in the Cosplay/Nerd/Geek community. They’ll be talking about stereotypes, sharing their experiences, and answering all and any questions you may have.

  • Saturday, Aug. 24, 20191:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: ROOM 5

    holding out for some heroes: a reunion with the cast of heroes

    Join Greg Grunberg, Adrian Pasdar, Jack Coleman and David Anders as they talk about their experiences making the hit TV show “Heroes.”

  • Saturday, Aug. 24, 20192:00 PM - 2:30 PM location: ROOM 25

    tell me more, tell me more: a conversation with john travolta

    Don't miss this special Q&A!

  • Saturday, Aug. 24, 20192:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: ROOM 3

    intersection of pop culture and comedy with comedysportz

    Chicago is the heart of improv comedy, we have comedy theaters on every block - and you know what fuels all that content? Things like this convention. Pop culture. Comedians need to know every song, every movie, every actor, every meme. How do we do it? Where do we look? How much of it is smoke and mirrors? All these questions and more will be revealed by representatives from Chicago’s own ComedySportz.

  • Saturday, Aug. 24, 20192:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    sketching with star wars artist joe corroney

    Join Star Wars artist Joe Corroney for this interactive demo and Q&A!

  • Saturday, Aug. 24, 20192:00 PM - 4:00 PM location: ROOM 11

    cosplay posing & photoshoot workshop

    Join HendoArt for tips on posing for all cosplayers and characters! We will cover masculine and feminine poses, knowing your angles, working with photographers, and even self-shooting! And what better way to but that knowledge to use than with an impromptu photoshoot! In the second half of this workshop, participants will get to have a mini photoshoot, shot by HendoArt herself! All participants will receive at least three professional edits and all raw photos, will full rights to use however you’d like in the future! ADDITIONAL TICKET REQUIRED.

  • Saturday, Aug. 24, 20192:30 PM - 3:15 PM location: ROOM 13

    the social movement mainstreaming of underground comics

    Self-publishing, politically focused independent comic books, mainstream graphic novels and comic memes are all accepted media phenomena that owe a debt to the underground comic book movement, which spanned the mid 1960’s to the mid 1980’s. The movement itself laid the seeds for the graphic novel explosion of the 1990’s, and lead to the unconstrained online and printed media expressions of today’s creators, that has become ubiquitous within the comic book industry. This presentation charts the motivation and development of the underground movement, illustrated by exclusive interviews with some of the early pioneering publishers and creators. The impact of underground comics on today’s output will be analyzed by interviews with notable artist/writer/publishers including Howard Chaykin, (American Flagg, The United States of Hysteria), Harlan Ellison and Denis Kitchen among others. This presentation is being assembled by Steve Lundin, journalist, a vintage comic book collector (40 years), cartoonist and former publisher of Wunderkind and Faux, two regional humor publications that pre-dated The Onion.

  • Saturday, Aug. 24, 20192:30 PM - 3:15 PM location: ROOM 1

    the enchanted world of rankin/bass productions with official historian/biographer rick goldschmidt

    No one knows more about the Heat Miser and Snow Miser than Rick Goldschmidt, the official Historian/Biographer for Rankin/Bass Productions for over thirty years. Rick worked closely with the late Producer Arthur Rankin, Jr. during that time and authored six books, including his first book The Enchanted World of Rankin/Bass: A Portfolio (MISER BROS PRESS), which is now 412 pages and in it's 20th Anniversary edition. It is actually 22 years since it's release and is the bible for Rankin/Bass fans. Rick will discuss the Productions of Arthur Rankin, Jr. and Jules Bass including Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer, Thundercats, The Hobbit, Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town, Mad Monster Party and Frosty the Snowman, among many others. AMC and FREEFORM TV are both showing marathons this year, introducing the classic TV Specials to a new generation. This year is the 50th anniversary of their CBS TV Special Frosty the Snowman and no television special has lasted on the same network for 50 years besides Frosty! It is the 55th Anniversary of their landmark TV Special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the 45th Anniversary of The Year Without A Santa Claus starring the Heat Miser and Snow Miser. You won't want to miss this Wizard World Chicago panel and Rick will answer your questions and sign your books at his booth!

  • Saturday, Aug. 24, 20192:30 PM - 3:15 PM location: ROOM 5

    acting the supernatural: a conversation with dan fogler

    Join actor Dan Fogler (Fantastic Beasts) to talk about his experiences acting in films based around magic and mysticism.

  • Saturday, Aug. 24, 20193:00 PM - 3:30 PM location: ROOM 41

    stranger things trivia

    We’ll flip your trivia UPSIDE-DOWN! Stop by for Stranger Things fun.

  • Saturday, Aug. 24, 20193:00 PM - 3:45 PM location: ROOM 3

    the state of star wars

    It’s a very interesting time for the Star Wars Universe. Episode IX is four months away. The Mandalorian is coming sooner! Star Wars Resistance is in between Seasons 1 & 2. The Clone Wars is returning! More Trilogies are on the way! Such an interesting time for Star Wars. So much content, but is it all at the level fans expect? Open discussion with Seth Everett on the “State of Star Wars.”

  • Saturday, Aug. 24, 20193:00 PM - 3:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    what it takes to work for marvel & dc

    Join artist Mostafa Mousa for this tutorial!

  • Saturday, Aug. 24, 20193:00 PM - 3:45 PM location: ROOM 25

    life finds a way: a conversation with jeff goldblum

    We were so preoccupied with whether or not we could bring Jeff Goldblum to Wizard World Chicago, we didn’t stop think if we should. Just kidding...we definitely, definitely should, and we’re thrilled he’s joined us for the show. Don’t miss this exciting Q&A!

  • Saturday, Aug. 24, 20193:30 PM - 4:15 PM location: ROOM 13

    powergaming in d&d 3.5

    Everybody wants to be powerful, right?! Join Wizard World Cosplay guest Thousand Faces Cosplay to get some basic tips and tricks on how to make the most powerful possible characters in Dungeons & Dragons 3.5.

  • Saturday, Aug. 24, 20193:30 PM - 4:15 PM location: ROOM 1

    behind the scenes at comic con

    Mo Lightning (Host, 3rd String Morning Show on 97.7 QLZ) has been hosting guest panels on comic-con stages nationwide for over 8 years, and 100 celebrities. Hear some of the most comical, fanatical, and simply unbelievable moments he's experienced over his career, involving Stan Lee, Sebastian Stan, Gilbert Gottfried, Mike Tyson and many others.

  • Saturday, Aug. 24, 20193:30 PM - 4:15 PM location: ROOM 5

    the stars of classic tv: a conversation with george wendt and brad savage

    TV sure was a bit different back then. Norm from “Cheers,” Oliver Wendell Franklin from “The Tony Randall Show.” Join these classic actors to discuss their decades-spanning careers and how the television industry has evolved since they got started.

  • Saturday, Aug. 24, 20194:00 PM - 4:30 PM location: ROOM 41

    singo with freen’ fun bingo

    Bingo with a beat! Instead of numbers, play bingo with your favorite songs!

  • Saturday, Aug. 24, 20194:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: ROOM 3

    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, Aug. 24, 20194:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    live foam demo

    Join Wizard World Cosplay Guest PapaBear for this tutorial!

  • Saturday, Aug. 24, 20194:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: ROOM 25

    batman v. superman: dean cain & kevin conroy face off

    Fans have argued for years, but Wizard World is here to help settle the debate. Who’s better - Batman or Superman? Few actors out there have embodied the roles like Dean Cain (Lois & Clark: The New Adentures of Superman) and Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series), so they’re going to make the cases for their respective heroes in this moderated debate!

  • Saturday, Aug. 24, 20194:00 PM - 5:30 PM location: ROOM 12

    cosplay painting & weathering workshop with cosawesome studios & wulfgar weapons

    Come learn to paint props and armor while the Wulfgar Weapons Team guide through some props (you get to keep them at the end!). We will help you by presenting how to build them, answering questions, showing tricks, etc. ADDITIONAL TICKET REQUIRED.

  • Saturday, Aug. 24, 20194:30 PM - 5:15 PM location: ROOM 13

    kids can cosplay with wizard world cosplay guest galaxy amethyst

    Join Wizard World Cosplay Guest Galaxy Amethyst as she discusses how kids and their families can get involved with cosplay!

  • Saturday, Aug. 24, 20194:30 PM - 5:15 PM location: ROOM 1

    plus ultra: the my hero academia podcast

    Are you a fan of anime? A fan of the Hit Show My Hero Academia? Well join the cast of the Plus Ultra My Hero Podcast a companion podcast to My Hero Academia for a panel on everything My Hero Academia. They will discuss plot lines, rumors, theories and more. This is the panel for my hero academia fans from the very new to veteran watchers and from young to old. Join us and let’s go Beyond Plus Ultra!

  • Saturday, Aug. 24, 20194:30 PM - 5:15 PM location: ROOM 5

    women of wrestling: a conversation with torrie wilson, lillian garcia, lisa marie varon and katie forbes

    Wrestling fans can't miss this special Q&A!

  • Saturday, Aug. 24, 20195:00 PM - 5:30 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    d. whitaker ink

    Don't miss this exciting live art demo!

  • Saturday, Aug. 24, 20195:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: ROOM 3

    sex, love and game of thrones

    In George R. R. Martin's fantasy world, where almost everyone fights for power over the realm or simply over their own lives, how do love and hate, good and evil, need and greed, altruism and narcissism drive the very best and the very worst human behavior? Join the knights of the psych table as they explore all these questions, diagnose more than a few characters, and contemplate whether such a world leaves any room for relationships to succeed: Drs. Travis Langley (Game of Thrones Psychology: The Mind is Dark and Full of Terrors), Martin Lloyd (Westworld Psychology: Violent Delights), Yoni Sobin (The Joker Psychology: Evil Clowns and the Women Who Love Them), and Scott Jordan (Supernatural Psychology: Roads Less Traveled). Insight is coming!

  • Saturday, Aug. 24, 20195:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: ROOM 41

    bingo with freen’ fun bingo

    Play free Bingo for amazing prizes!

  • Saturday, Aug. 24, 20195:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: ROOM 25

    as you wish: a princess bride reunion with cary elwes & chris sarandon

    Inconceivable! We’ve reunited The Dread Pirate Roberts, Westley himself, and Prince Humperdinck to discuss their experiences making the classic film “The Princess Bride.”

  • Saturday, Aug. 24, 20195:30 PM - 6:00 PM location: ROOM 41

    trivia with freen’ fun bingo

    No theme - just a trivia lover’s dream! Come play for great prizes.

  • Saturday, Aug. 24, 20195:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: ROOM 1

    building your brand

    If you’re dreaming of turning your passion into your career, this is the panel for you! Join Wizard World Cosplay Guest Hendo Art to learn the motivation, mindset, and creative process of professionals in different corners of the geek industry. Whether you’re an aspiring propmaker, streamer, event organizer, writer, or simply a brainstorming creative, come pick the brains of creators who will share shortcuts, mistakes, tips, and encouragement from experience!

  • Saturday, Aug. 24, 20195:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: ROOM 13

    how ninja turtles changed the world

    Koerri Elijah Holds a discussion on how the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have helped influence and change mainstream culture around the world for three generations!

  • Saturday, Aug. 24, 20195:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: ROOM 5

    bringing dc comics to tv with drew powell

    Drew Powell from TV’s Gotham is here to talk about bringing DC Comics to life on the small screen in the modern era! Moderated by Samm Levine.

  • Saturday, Aug. 24, 20196:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: ROOM 3

    making webcomics

    Ever read a comic on the internet and said, "Hey, I'd like to do that!" Well, here's your chance to learn how. Trevor Mueller has over 11 years experience in webcomics, and he wants to share his knowledge with you!

  • Saturday, Aug. 24, 20196:30 PM - 7:15 PM location: ROOM 13

    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.

  • Saturday, Aug. 24, 20196:30 PM - 7:15 PM location: ROOM 1

    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! Making it’s debut at Wizard World Chicago! On Kickstarter now!

  • Saturday, Aug. 24, 20196:30 PM - 8:00 PM location: ROOM 5

    “the fanatic” feature film screening

    Free for all Wizard World attendees! Check out this new feature film from John Travolta!

  • Saturday, Aug. 24, 20197:30 PM - 8:15 PM location: ROOM 3

    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, Aug. 24, 20197:30 PM - 9:00 PM location: ROOM 25

    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 SHIELD LABS booth inside the exhibition floor on Saturday. Registration closes at 5PM! We’ll see you there! (Recommended for ages 13+)

  • Sunday, Aug. 25, 20199:30 AM - 3:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    entertainment stage performances & activities

    9:30-11:00 Musical Performance by Broken Transmitter

    11:00-12:00 Musical Performance by FaceTime Police

    12:00-12:30 Saber Legion Demo Performance

    12:30-1:15pm ComedySportz Performance

    1:15-1:30 Giveaways and Cosplay Meetup

    1:30-2:00 Cos-Spray: The Live Art of Cosplay

    2:00-3:00 Kids Costume Contest

  • Sunday, Aug. 25, 201910:30 AM - 11:00 AM location: ROOM 41

    bingo with freen’ fun bingo

    Play free Bingo for amazing prizes!

  • Sunday, Aug. 25, 201911:00 AM - 11:45 AM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    prop building 401

    Join Wulfgar Weapons & Props and CosAwesome Studios for this advanced prop building tutorial!

  • Sunday, Aug. 25, 201911:00 AM - 11:45 AM location: ROOM 5

    an arrowverse conversation with matt ryan, teddy sears and kelly hu

    DC and the CW have pulled off an amazing feat creating multiple tv shows in an interconnected universe. Join actors from “Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Legends of Tomorrow” and “Constantine” to discuss their roles in creating this fan-favorite shared tv world!

  • Sunday, Aug. 25, 201911:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: ROOM 1

    cosplay and fitness

    Look, your body is perfect how it is, but if you want to use your upcoming cosplay as motivation for sculpting a superhuman physique, come talk with certified strength and conditioning coach and amateur bodybuilder, Ethan from Thousand Faces cosplay, and learn how!

  • Sunday, Aug. 25, 201911:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: ROOM 13

    who can kill the boogeyman?

    Why is John Wick "who you sent to kill the Boogeyman"? Out of all the many deadly larger-than-life antiheroes, could Deadpool, Wolverine, the Punisher, or any others do it as well? Who's the deadliest? Who could singlehandedly challenge everybody else even without a weapon or very special gauntlet? Join Travis Langley (Supernatural Psychology: Roads Less Traveled), Martin Lloyd (The Walking Dead Psychology: Psych of the Living Dead), Patrick O'Connor (Comicspedia.net), Scott Jordan (Black Panther Psychology: Hidden Kingdoms), and Yoni Sobin (The Joker Psychology: Evil Clowns and the Women Who Love Them) others for a lively (or is it deadly?) discussion of who has the talent, skills, and state of mind necessary to be the most dangerous one of all? Who's your pick?

  • Sunday, Aug. 25, 201911:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: ROOM 41

    teenage mutant ninja turtles trivia

    Cowabunga, dude! Do you know your turtles? Prove it here!

  • Sunday, Aug. 25, 201911:30 AM - 12:30 PM location: ROOM 12

    basics of drawing 102: intro to anatomy workshop with josh lyman

    This course covers the basics of anatomy in both standard illustration and cartoon styles; as well as the core shapes and breakdowns of the human form. From hands to feet and even different body parts we'll touch on it all. We do recommend taking our Basics 101 class before this course; or have a general understanding of drawing beforehand before taking this course! You also go home with professional grade supplies to use both in class and after! ADDITIONAL TICKET REQUIRED.

  • Sunday, Aug. 25, 201912:00 PM - 12:30 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    d whitaker ink

    Don't miss this exciting live art demo!

  • Sunday, Aug. 25, 201912:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: ROOM 3

    fantastic fandoms: keeping your fan experience positive - even when things get negative

    For the most part, fandom is positive and affirming -- and sometimes our only refuge. But let's be honest, sometimes discussions and relationships can go south. Learn from Dr. Chrisha Anderson why the fandoms we love can turn on us and get practical tips on how to keep your fan experience the best it can be.

  • Sunday, Aug. 25, 201912:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: ROOM 5

    a nightmare before christmas reunion with chris sarandon & ken page

    Few films define “cult classic” quite like Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” The voice actors behind Jack Skellington and Oogie Boogie are here to talk about making the film and its enduring popularity.

  • Sunday, Aug. 25, 201912:00 PM - 2:00 PM location: ROOM 11

    worbla/thermoplastics cosplay workshop with cosawesome studios and wulfgar weapons

    Come learn to build with worbla and thermo plastics while James T. Wulfgar and other members of CosAwesome Studos / Wulfgar Weapons guide you through some build and building techniques. We will help you by presenting how to build them, answering questions, showing tricks, etc. ADDITIONAL TICKET REQUIRED.

  • Sunday, Aug. 25, 201912:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: Kids Zone

    kids zone activities

    12:00-12:30pm Jedi Training with The Saber Legion

    12:30-1:00pm Mask Making with Spider-Gwen

    2:00-2:45pm Kids Costume Contest

  • Sunday, Aug. 25, 201912:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: ROOM 13

    comics: representation or pop culture affirmative action?

    Are the big houses in comics really helping when it comes to representation or diversity, or is it just their version of affirmative action? Should we be happy with what they are doing it or should we demand better? Let’s look at legacy characters versus brand new characters. Why can we simply not just make new characters? We will examine if this is the change we need or simply a cash grab to fill the corporate pockets. #LetsTalkAboutIt in this panel we will ask the tough questions and see where the truth takes us.

  • Sunday, Aug. 25, 201912:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: ROOM 1

    storycraft: perspectives on the art of creation

    Whether it’s comics, novels, movies, or something in the middle, everyone has a creative process. Join Jared Bartemeyer (Eden Skye) and Sam Rivera (Treasures of the Deep Slumber) as they discuss how they generate their stories both in visuals and in print, including character development, style, and world-building. Participants will gain insight and advice, with concrete ideas and tools that they can apply directly to their own creative processes.

  • Sunday, Aug. 25, 20191:00 PM - 1:30 PM location: ROOM 41

    singo with freen’ fun bingo

    Bingo with a beat! Instead of numbers, play bingo with your favorite songs!

  • Sunday, Aug. 25, 20191:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: ROOM 3

    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.

  • Sunday, Aug. 25, 20191:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: ROOM 5

    melissa explains it all: a conversation with melissa joan hart

    90s tv fans can't miss this special Q&A with the star of "Clarissa Explains It All" and "Sabrina the Teenage Witch!"

  • Sunday, Aug. 25, 20191:30 PM - 2:00 PM location: ROOM 41

    bingo with freen’ fun bingo

    Play free Bingo for amazing prizes!

  • Sunday, Aug. 25, 20191:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: ROOM 1

    cut the cord! superheroes & streaming apps - disney+, hbo max and more!

    Disney+ announced a launch of November 12th, 2019 where it will feature all the Marvel Cinematic Universe films, all the Star Wars films, all the X-Men films, and 30 seasons of the Simpsons! That news sent shockwaves across the entertainment spectrum. What does it mean for Netflix? What's Hulu's role? What about HBO Max? Where does it leave the DC Universe? So many questions. Join Seth Everett as he deciphers the headlines, and see what it means for all the shows and movies in the comic book / sci-fi space.

  • Sunday, Aug. 25, 20191:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    direct a comic page!

    Ever wanted to be the writer/director of your very own action filled comic page? Join Mike Watson, Publisher of Short Fuse Media and freelance artist of Upper Deck/Marvel Comics as he draws the page you direct. You get to control the camera, the poses and the budget. Get an inside look at how comics are put together as this LIVE event happens with you in the captain’s chair!

  • Sunday, Aug. 25, 20191:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: ROOM 13

    writing to get read

    If you want people to read your work, it’s got to grab people’s attention in a couple of words. Unlock the keys to a great story with memorable characters, impossible obstacles, and a hook that makes people want to pick it up and never put it down.

  • Sunday, Aug. 25, 20192:00 PM - 2:30 PM location: ROOM 41

    horror movie trivia

    If you know your monsters and ghouls, come play for some great prizes!

  • Sunday, Aug. 25, 20192:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: ROOM 3

    become an imperial stormtrooper in 45 minutes!

    Everyone wants to become an Imperial Stormtrooper, and now it only takes 45 minutes! To fulfill your lifelong dream, you will:

    - Complete the easy Imperial Civil Service Exam

    - Create your Stormtrooper name using one of our Stormtrooper Name Generators

    - (Optional) Compete in the Imperial/First Order Cosplay Contest

    - Pass the Utility Belt Surprise Inspection

    - Complete the advanced Stormtrooper Professional Development Workshop

    - Pass the honor-system Final Exam

    - Take the inspiring Stormtrooper Induction Oath

    - Receive your certification

    This parody Stormtrooper training is funny and highly-participative. Don’t miss it. That’s an order!

  • Sunday, Aug. 25, 20192:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: ROOM 5

    he’s batman: a conversation with kevin conroy

    Don't miss this Q&A with Kevin Conroy, the voice actor behind the definitive voice of Batman!