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Past Celebrity Guests

*TALENT SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Kate Beckinsale and Jason David Frank cancelled due to scheduling conflicts. James Marsters cancelled due to filming.

David Tennant

David Tennant

Saturday
Doctor WhoJessica Jones

David Tennant

Celebrity Guests

Saturday

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Catherine Tate

Catherine Tate

Saturday - Sunday
Doctor WhoThe Catherine Tate ShowThe Office

Catherine Tate

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday

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John Barrowman

John Barrowman

Saturday - Sunday
Arrow [Malcolm Merlyn]Doctor Who [Captain Jack Harkness]Torchwood

John Barrowman

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday

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Elizabeth Henstridge

Elizabeth Henstridge

Saturday - Sunday
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Elizabeth Henstridge

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday

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WWE® Superstar AJ Styles™

WWE® Superstar AJ Styles™

Friday
WWE® Superstar

WWE® Superstar AJ Styles™

Celebrity Guests

Friday

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Ray Park
Just Added!

Ray Park

Saturday - Sunday
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom MenaceX-Men

Ray Park

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday

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Nicholas Brendon

Nicholas Brendon

Friday - Sunday
Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Nicholas Brendon

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday

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Emma Caulfield

Emma Caulfield

Saturday - Sunday
Buffy the Vampire Slayer • Beverly Hills, 90210

Emma Caulfield

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday

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Michael Beach

Michael Beach

Saturday - Sunday
Sons Of AnarchyThe 100

Michael Beach

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday

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Jodi Lyn O'Keefe

Jodi Lyn O'Keefe

Saturday - Sunday
The Vampire DiariesPrison Break

Jodi Lyn O'Keefe

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday

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Lori Petty

Lori Petty

Friday - Sunday
Point BreakA League of Their OwnTank GirlOrange Is The New Black

Lori Petty

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday

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Barry Bostwick

Barry Bostwick

Friday - Sunday
The Rocky Horror Picture Show • Spin City • Tales of Halloween

Barry Bostwick

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday

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Monica Rial

Monica Rial

Friday - Sunday
Dragon Ball Z SuperFullmetal Alchemist

Monica Rial

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday

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Lou Ferrigno

Lou Ferrigno

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

Lou Ferrigno

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday

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Thomas Ian Nicholas

Thomas Ian Nicholas

Friday - Sunday
Rookie of the YearAmerican Pie

Thomas Ian Nicholas

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday

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Jeff Smith

Jeff Smith

Friday - Sunday

Jeff Smith

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Ethan Van Sciver

Ethan Van Sciver

Friday - Sunday

Ethan Van Sciver

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Shawn Coss

Shawn Coss

Friday - Sunday
Cyanide & Happiness

Shawn Coss

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Colleen Doran

Colleen Doran

Friday - Sunday
American GodsA Distant SoilTroll Bridge

Colleen Doran

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Darryl Banks

Darryl Banks

Friday - Sunday

Darryl Banks

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Jose Delbo

Jose Delbo

Friday - Sunday

Jose Delbo

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Stuart Sayger

Stuart Sayger

Friday - Sunday
ROMMicronauts

Stuart Sayger

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Steve Geiger

Steve Geiger

Friday - Sunday
PunisherSpider-manHulk

Steve Geiger

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Rick Magyar

Rick Magyar

Friday - Sunday

Rick Magyar

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Noah Van Sciver

Noah Van Sciver

Friday - Sunday

Noah Van Sciver

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Uko Smith

Uko Smith

Friday - Sunday

Uko Smith

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Phil Ortiz

Phil Ortiz

Friday - Sunday
The Simpsons

Phil Ortiz

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Tom Cook

Tom Cook

Friday - Sunday
Masters of the UniverseSmurfs

Tom Cook

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Mike Toth

Mike Toth

Friday - Sunday

Mike Toth

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Kurt Lehner

Kurt Lehner

Friday - Sunday

Kurt Lehner

Celebrity Guests Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Victor Dandridge

Victor Dandridge

Friday - Sunday
Writer / Moderator / Host

Victor Dandridge

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Genese Davis

Genese Davis

Friday - Sunday
Author / Panel Host / Moderator

Genese Davis

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Barbara Slate

Barbara Slate

Friday - Sunday

Barbara Slate

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Lissa Bryan

Lissa Bryan

Friday - Sunday

Lissa Bryan

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Matt Betts

Matt Betts

Friday - Sunday

Matt Betts

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Mindy McGinnis

Mindy McGinnis

Friday - Sunday

Mindy McGinnis

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Joe Corroney

Joe Corroney

Friday - Sunday

Joe Corroney

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Dirk Manning

Dirk Manning

Friday - Sunday

Dirk Manning

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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El Arto

El Arto

Friday - Sunday

El Arto

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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E.D.E. Bell

E.D.E. Bell

Friday - Sunday

E.D.E. Bell

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Billy Martinez

Billy Martinez

Friday - Sunday

Billy Martinez

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Dan Koboldt

Dan Koboldt

Friday - Saturday

Dan Koboldt

Friday - Saturday

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Laura Bickle

Laura Bickle

Friday, Sunday

Laura Bickle

Artists & Creators

Friday, Sunday

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Danny Fingeroth

Danny Fingeroth

Friday - Sunday

Danny Fingeroth

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Alexandra Olson - Enigma Enterprises LLC

Alexandra Olson - Enigma Enterprises LLC

Friday - Sunday

Alexandra Olson - Enigma Enterprises LLC

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Andrew Heath

Andrew Heath

Friday - Sunday

Andrew Heath

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Donald Templeman

Donald Templeman

Friday - Sunday

Donald Templeman

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Archie Cunningham

Archie Cunningham

Friday - Sunday

Archie Cunningham

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Addie J. King

Addie J. King

Friday - Sunday

Addie J. King

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Molartron

Molartron

Friday - Sunday

Molartron

Entertainment Guests

Friday - Sunday

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Will Bezio

Will Bezio

Friday - Sunday

Will Bezio

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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1990 Something

1990 Something

Saturday

1990 Something

Entertainment Guests

Saturday

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Dianne Palmer

Dianne Palmer

Friday and Saturday

Dianne Palmer

Entertainment Guests

Friday and Saturday

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Lee Bots Nancy Solbrig

Lee Bots Nancy Solbrig

Friday - Sunday

Lee Bots Nancy Solbrig

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Jeff Ritchie

Jeff Ritchie

Friday - Sunday

Jeff Ritchie

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Musetap Studios

Musetap Studios

Friday - Sunday

Musetap Studios

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Jeremiah Schmidt

Jeremiah Schmidt

Friday - Sunday

Jeremiah Schmidt

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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James Morris

James Morris

Friday - Sunday

James Morris

Entertainment Guests

Friday - Sunday

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Phil Farina

Phil Farina

Friday - Sunday

Phil Farina

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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SA McClure

SA McClure

Friday - Sunday

SA McClure

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Universe M

Universe M

Friday - Sunday

Universe M

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Chris Hamer

Chris Hamer

Friday - Sunday
Topps (Adventure Time, Star Wars)URBNPOP

Chris Hamer

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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T.R. Galyean

T.R. Galyean

Friday - Sunday

T.R. Galyean

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Blake Renworth

Blake Renworth

Friday - Sunday

Blake Renworth

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Kristian Lehner

Kristian Lehner

Friday - Sunday

Kristian Lehner

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Dominic LoBello's Art - Steelbred Studios

Dominic LoBello's Art - Steelbred Studios

Friday - Sunday

Dominic LoBello's Art - Steelbred Studios

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Brittany Schwartz AKA Peanut Brittles

Brittany Schwartz AKA Peanut Brittles

Friday - Sunday

Brittany Schwartz AKA Peanut Brittles

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Chris Thomasma

Chris Thomasma

Friday - Sunday

Chris Thomasma

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Beth Hughes

Beth Hughes

Friday - Sunday

Beth Hughes

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Cos-Spray

Cos-Spray

Saturday

Cos-Spray

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Saturday

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Brian E Lau

Brian E Lau

Friday - Sunday

Brian E Lau

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Robert Conrad

Robert Conrad

Friday - Sunday

Robert Conrad

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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PescEffects

PescEffects

Friday - Sunday

PescEffects

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Matt Stout & Jake Mumma

Matt Stout & Jake Mumma

Friday - Sunday

Matt Stout & Jake Mumma

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Hallopino

Hallopino

Friday - Sunday

Hallopino

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Blake Brady

Blake Brady

Friday - Sunday

Blake Brady

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Todd Beistel

Todd Beistel

Friday - Sunday

Todd Beistel

Friday - Sunday

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Tom Varano

Tom Varano

Friday

Tom Varano

Entertainment Guests

Friday

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The Pumpkin Geek

The Pumpkin Geek

Friday - Sunday

The Pumpkin Geek

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Golden Bell's Rachel Korsen

Golden Bell's Rachel Korsen

Friday - Sunday

Golden Bell's Rachel Korsen

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Monsterologist

Monsterologist

Friday - Sunday

Monsterologist

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Fangirl Frames

Fangirl Frames

Friday - Sunday

Fangirl Frames

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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John Russo

John Russo

Friday - Sunday

John Russo

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Matt Peppler

Matt Peppler


Matt Peppler

Artists & Creators

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Scott Straka

Scott Straka

Friday - Sunday

Scott Straka

Friday - Sunday

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Joe Corroney

Joe Corroney


Joe Corroney

Artists & Creators

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REN

REN

Friday - Sunday

REN

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Erin Schectman - Super Group Hugs

Erin Schectman - Super Group Hugs

Friday - Sunday

Erin Schectman - Super Group Hugs

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Kayla Mitchell

Kayla Mitchell

Friday - Sunday

Kayla Mitchell

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Jisu Art

Jisu Art

Friday - Sunday

Jisu Art

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Gavin Smith

Gavin Smith

Friday - Sunday

Gavin Smith

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Josh C. Lyman

Josh C. Lyman

Friday - Sunday

Josh C. Lyman

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Varian Grant & Last Call Comics

Varian Grant & Last Call Comics

Friday - Sunday

Varian Grant & Last Call Comics

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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RECollection Studios

RECollection Studios

Friday - Sunday

RECollection Studios

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Luke Daab - Luke Daab Creative

Luke Daab - Luke Daab Creative


Luke Daab - Luke Daab Creative

Artists & Creators

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Martin M Rocha Art

Martin M Rocha Art

Friday - Sunday

Martin M Rocha Art

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Kyle Marlett

Kyle Marlett

Saturday and Sunday

Kyle Marlett

Entertainment Guests

Saturday and Sunday

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Gavin Smith

Gavin Smith


Gavin Smith

Artists & Creators

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The Closers

The Closers

Sunday

The Closers

Entertainment Guests

Sunday

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Alex Thomas and Friends

Alex Thomas and Friends

Saturday and Sunday

Alex Thomas and Friends

Entertainment Guests

Saturday and Sunday

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Party Princess Productions

Party Princess Productions

Saturday

Party Princess Productions

Entertainment Guests

Saturday

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Brit Bliss

Brit Bliss

Friday - Sunday

Brit Bliss

Cosplay & Fan Communities

Friday - Sunday

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Mogchelle

Mogchelle

Friday - Sunday
Official Cosplay Guest / Workshop Host

Mogchelle

Cosplay & Fan Communities

Friday - Sunday

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Knightmage

Knightmage

Friday - Sunday
Official Cosplay Guest

Knightmage

Cosplay & Fan Communities

Friday - Sunday

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SuperKayce

SuperKayce

Friday - Sunday

SuperKayce

Cosplay & Fan Communities

Friday - Sunday

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Captain K

Captain K

Friday - Sunday
Official Cosplay Guest

Captain K

Cosplay & Fan Communities

Friday - Sunday

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Princess Morgan

Princess Morgan

Friday - Sunday
Official Cosplay Guest

Princess Morgan

Cosplay & Fan Communities

Friday - Sunday

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No Face Cosplay

No Face Cosplay

Friday - Sunday

No Face Cosplay

Cosplay & Fan Communities

Friday - Sunday

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The Saber Legion

The Saber Legion

Saturday and Sunday

The Saber Legion

Entertainment Guests

Saturday and Sunday

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Rainbow's Maid Cafe

Rainbow's Maid Cafe

Friday - Sunday

Rainbow's Maid Cafe

Friday - Sunday

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RealBreakingNate

RealBreakingNate

Friday - Sunday
Moderator / Panelist / Pokemon TCG Judge

RealBreakingNate

Entertainment Guests

Friday - Sunday

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Lindi Smith

Lindi Smith

Friday - Sunday

Lindi Smith

Entertainment Guests

Friday - Sunday

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Lani Sarem

Lani Sarem

Friday - Sunday

Lani Sarem

Artists & Creators Entertainment Guests

Friday - Sunday

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DeLorean Time Machine

DeLorean Time Machine

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

DeLorean Time Machine

Vehicles

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

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1966 Batmobile

1966 Batmobile

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

1966 Batmobile

Vehicles

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

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'Speed Racer' Mach 5

'Speed Racer' Mach 5

Friday - Sunday

'Speed Racer' Mach 5

Vehicles

Friday - Sunday

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Thor the 'Supernatural' Impala

Thor the 'Supernatural' Impala

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Thor the 'Supernatural' Impala

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TALENT SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Kate Beckinsale and Jason David Frank cancelled due to scheduling conflicts. James Marsters cancelled due to filming.
  • Friday, Aug. 4, 20174:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    james morris - songwriter, musician and author

    This two-time Warped Tour artist will be joining us on the Entertainer Stage with an all acoustic alternate rock performance, including his original songs from hit video games, film and TV.  Along with his music, James is joining us here at Wizard World bringing his sci fi trilogy of books along. Come experience the joined story of two medias, both at our stage and at his booth.  www.jamesmorris.com

  • Friday, Aug. 4, 20174:30 PM - 5:15 PM location: B232

    kids can cosplay

    Join Cosplay guest NoFace Cosplay & junior Cosplayer Galaxy Amethyst Cosplay for a discussion about how kids can cosplay too! These two amazing cosplayers will discuss the differences between kid & adult costumes, the difficulties of being a parent while cosplaying with your child, how to make costumes for your children, and much more! Join them and bring your questions to ask!

  • Friday, Aug. 4, 20174:45 PM - 5:15 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    dianne palmer

    Voice-over Artist, Video Game Voice, Cartoon Voice, Live MC, Big Band Vocalist.

  • Friday, Aug. 4, 20175:00 PM - 5:30 PM location: B234

    inside the ring with wwe® superstar aj styles®

     Moderated by Ryan Ball (WrestlingAudio.com)

  • Friday, Aug. 4, 20175:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    animated artists: drawing animation and comics with the simpsons’ phil ortiz, angel love’s barbara slate, and gargoyles’ kurt lehner

    From outrageous humor to tear-jerking drama to astounding action, animation and comics are capable of showing pretty much anything a talented artist can imagine. Here to talk about how they do it, are three incredible artists who do animation and comics! Phil Ortiz (The Simpsons TV and comic book series),Barbara Slate (Angel Love; Betty & Veronica) and Kurt Lehner (Beauty and the Beast; Marvel Action Hour) tell and show you how they do it! Moderated by Danny Fingeroth (How to Create Comics from Script to Print; Rough Guide to Graphic Novels). ARTISTS WILL RAFFLE OFF ARTWORK THEY DRAW AT THE PANEL TO AUDIENCE MEMBERS!

  • Friday, Aug. 4, 20175:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: B242

    only sheep eat rotten tomatoes, a dc films discussion

    BEHOLD sweet children - you’re being led astray!! Critics have roasted and lampooned the DC cinematic universe, leaving ROTTEN taste in the mouths of fans. But self-publishing comic writer, Victor Dandridge and his team of SUPER-FRIENDS, will reveal how Man of Steel, Batman v. Superman and Suicide Squad are the foundations of possibly the greatest franchise in cinematic history.

  • Friday, Aug. 4, 20175:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: B232

    hayao miyazaki: a storyteller’s journey

    The worlds of Ghibli are brimming with colorful characters, wondrous places, and sinister foes. This lecture looks at these films, how they reflect the world we live in, and how they display the philosophies of a complicated man living through very complicated times.

  • Friday, Aug. 4, 20175:30 PM - 6:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    tom varano emotion into art performance painter and live auction

    Using fingertips and brushes, Tom paints portraits of famous people in minutes. All the pieces are choreographed to loud, meaningful music. All the performance pieces created live at Comic Con will be available for purchase during the live auction after his performance on the entertainment stage.

  • Friday, Aug. 4, 20176:00 PM - 6:30 PM location: KIDS STAGE

    story time with molartron & friends

    Take a ride with a group of dental super-heroes from Planet Molar X who help Earth children and animals navigate through sticky dental situations and concerns!

  • Friday, Aug. 4, 20176:00 PM - 6:30 PM location: KIDS STAGE

    story time with molartron & friends! starring lucy toofy

    Lucy Toofy is a young baby tooth who is learning how to brush her teeth. MolarTron and Rainbow Bristle Beast show her how to brush in small circles, a technique taught to children by most dental professionals. Lucy's nanny, Tonga Tunga, gets in on the action, too! BRUSH YOUR TEETH AND TONGUE!

  • Friday, Aug. 4, 20176:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    cyanide and happiness sketch jam! with shawn coss

    Come hang out with Shawn Coss of Cyanide & Happiness as he randomly creates absurd and humorous sketches from the box of topics as well as suggestions from you! Come hang out and get a chance to win a free sketch! Not for the easily disturbed or the shy! Shawn will describe in detail (sometimes too much detail) on how he was raised by feral cats that taught him how to draw. Audience participation is encouraged but not required. He can literally talk to himself the whole time. It's kinda freaking us out.

  • Friday, Aug. 4, 20176:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: B234

    start your creativity engines

    Having trouble revving up your creativity engine? Writer's block and general creator's block often succeeds in stalling every type of artist at one time or another, but thankfully, there are creative solutions that can bulldoze those standstill challenges! With the right tools and inspiration, the wonderful world of art, writing, and creativity becomes your oasis. Join Genese Davis (The Holder's Dominion), Mindy McGinnis (Given to the Sea) and Laura Bickle (Nine of Stars) as they divulge their experience when creating worlds and storytelling. Discover the routine, environment, and even networking and collaborative solutions that can bolster creativity during this fantastic discussion!

  • Friday, Aug. 4, 20176:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: B132

    storytelling in song: a songwriting workshop

    Join songwriter, music artist, and author James Morris (Catch Fire, Vans Warped Tour, Sky Bound) at the Creators Stage for an interactive workshop on writing songs. Learn the basic components of a song and how they all fit together. Learn some writing tips and hear songs broken down into their fundamental components in real time as James shares the fundamentals of songwriting and plays through the process using original songs. Come with questions and ideas- as part of the fun will be creating a song on the spot!

  • Friday, Aug. 4, 20176:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: B131

    press record: getting started on youtube

    We have all at least thought of it before “I’m going to start my own YouTube channel”. Some people go through with it while others simply leave it as a thought. It may seem easy till you actually sit down and start. That’s when the nerves and confusion set in about how to actually do it. Join YouTuber RealBreakingNate as he discusses the process of starting your very own YouTube channel. From topics like content creation, filming, editing, lighting, audio, analytics, search results, money, online bullying, and the hardest of them all…self-promotion! Come learn and ask questions about YouTube that you have always wondered. Let’s make that thought a reality; it’s time to press record!

  • Friday, Aug. 4, 20176:00 PM - 7:30 PM location: B145

    sci-fi speed dating session

    Ladies and Gentlemen! Are you tired of lookin' for love in Alderaan places?  We have the solution!   Sci-Fi Speed Dating is returning to Columbus! 

  • Friday, Aug. 4, 20176:30 PM - 7:00 PM location: KIDS STAGE

    ninja training with ohio turtle fan & superheroes

    Get ready learn the techniques of what it takes to become a Ninja! Training will consist of obstacle courses designed to practice speed, agility, balance, strength, and coordination.

  • Friday, Aug. 4, 20176:30 PM - 7:15 PM location: B232

    cosplay 101

    Want to begin cosplaying but don’t know how to get started? Join the 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, Aug. 4, 20176:30 PM - 7:15 PM location: B242

    drawing star trek, star wars and dr. who (and a whole lot more): spotlight on joe corroney

    Legendary illustrator Joe Corroney will discuss work he’s done on for Star Trek, Star Wars and Dr. Who, as well as other amazing projects he’s done—and will draw characters from those media phenomena as well! JOE WILL RAFFLE OFF ARTWORK DRAWN AT THE PANEL TO THE AUDIENCE! Joe has been illustrating official Star Wars and Star Trek artwork for books, games, trading cards, comic books, posters, prints and magazines since 1997. Some of the other comic books he's illustrated include X-Files, True Blood, and GI Joe for IDW Publishing, Doctor WHO for Titan Comics, Farscape for BOOM! Studios, The Phantom for Moonstone Books and Crimson Dynamo for Marvel Comics. Currently, he's developing his creator-owned comic book series, Death Avenger and continuing to create new Star Wars artwork for Disney and Lucasfilm. He was also the instructor for the Comic Book Illustration and Digital Illustration courses at the Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio for ten years and has taught the Ohio State University's Summer Comic Book Workshop as well. Panel moderated by Danny Fingeroth (How to Create Comics From Script to Print; Spider-Man). 

  • Friday, Aug. 4, 20177:00 PM - 7:15 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    wizard world hall of legends jeff smith induction ceremony

    Jeff is a local hero who has done much to promote the comic arts with his own endeavors, as well as with the OSU / Billy Ireland Library. His creation BONE won 11 Harvey Awards and 10 Eisner Awards, including Best Cartoonist and Best Humor Publication.

  • Friday, Aug. 4, 20177:00 PM - 7:45 PM location: B131

    game of fandom: a ‘game of thrones’ fan experience

    Join Lindi, co-creator of PureFandom.com, to talk about the latest in the land of Westeros. This is your chance to win some awesome ‘Game of Thrones' prizes and talk expert theories now that the show has finally returned. Dragons allowed. Follow @Pure_Fandom on Twitter and Instagram for a sneak peek of prizes!

  • Friday, Aug. 4, 20177:00 PM - 7:45 PM location: B234

    modern mythology and urban fantasy: the magic today

    The influence of mythology can be found almost everywhere from superhero movies to our favorite fantasy novel. Where is the evolution of today's entertainment headed and how will the magic from the past affect the future? From the iconic gods of old mythology to the most influential urban fantasy, panelists will share their creative process and how these genres have been a looking glass through which to see the spiritual and ethical realities of our world. How will modern mythologies and urban fantasy affect our heroes stories and ultimately whisper their lore and lessons into future entertainment? Don't miss this thrilling discussion with Genese Davis (The Holder's Dominion), Steve Geiger (Bloodshot, Spider-Man, The Hulk), Lissa Bryan (The Golden Arrow and the Butterfly) and Dan Koboldt (The Rogue Retrieval).

  • Friday, Aug. 4, 20177:15 PM - 7:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    marvel vs. dc comics cosplay meet-up

    Wizard World would like to introduce Cosplay meetups! Come join us on the stage for a photo session with other Marvel and DC cosplayers and fans alike.

  • Friday, Aug. 4, 20177:15 PM - 7:45 PM location: KIDS STAGE

    comic character dance party

    Join our superheroes and princesses at the Kids Stage for a music and fun filled dance party!

  • Friday, Aug. 4, 20177:15 PM - 8:00 PM location: Creative Stage

    creating art with dramatic lighting!

    Using only traditional materials, star artist Stuart Saygers shows you how lighting effects and accents can have dynamic effects on your art!

  • Friday, Aug. 4, 20177:30 PM - 8:15 PM location: B242

    comic shop talk

    Thor is unworthy and Cap is hailing Hydra!  Batman watches the Watchmen and Supes has a kid!  IllumiNERDi All-Stars, Victor Dandridge and Ryan Ball bring the latest comic news in a spoiler-filled convo that dares to discuss why DC has gone dark and Marvel so controversial!

  • Friday, Aug. 4, 20177:30 PM - 8:15 PM location: B232

    anime dating game show

    Join the Naruto’s very own pervy sage, the legendary Jiraiya, as he tries to find a date to Wizard World Columbus! 3 of Anime’s most eligible bachelorettes wait to answer questions for him! Come see this in-character cosplay panel and see who Jiraiya will walk away with! PG13+

  • Friday, Aug. 4, 20178:00 PM - 8:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    thomas nicholas acoustic performance

    He's thrown a baseball 101 mph, made a pact in high school with his friends, portrayed Walt Disney and went back in time. Soon to be fighting sharks and dealing with real Magic. Did you know he also has a band? Come see Thomas Ian Nicholas from American Pie, Rookie of the Year, Walt Before Micky and A Kid in King Arthur's Court play some tunes.

  • Friday, Aug. 4, 20178:00 PM - 8:30 PM location: KIDS STAGE

    story time with molartron & friends! starring l'il mo

    L'il Mo is a retained baby molar who never becomes loose because his permanent replacement tooth never grows beneath him. Instead of falling out and going with Tooth Fairy, L'il Mo will have to live with all the big new teeth that have moved into his neighborhood! At first, he doesn't want to be different from his baby tooth buddies, but MolarTron & Friends help L'il Mo see that there are many advantages to being a unique and interesting individual.

  • Friday, Aug. 4, 20179:30 PM - 11:30 PM location: BD's MOGOLIAN GRILL- 295 MARCONI BLVD. COLUMBUS, OH 43215

    wizard world presents drink n' draw and trivia hosted by victor dandridge and excesss trivia

    For all professional, amateur artists & writers come participate in Drink N' Draw and Nerd Themed Trivia! If your wondering what the event is all about it's as simple as the name, drinking and drawing! Hosted by Victor Dandridge and Excess Trivia, participate for a chance to win prizes! Free with your Wizard World wristband. 

  • Saturday, Aug. 5, 20179:45 AM - 11:15 AM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    1990s something band

    Cleveland's only exclusively 90's tribute band, bringing you the best songs that you forgot you loved. Let's get jiggy with it!

  • Saturday, Aug. 5, 201710:15 AM - 10:45 AM location: KIDS STAGE

    super hero training with ohio turtle fan & superheroes

    Get ready learn the techniques of what it takes to become a Superhero. Training will consist of obstacle courses designed to practice speed, agility, balance, strength, and coordination.

  • Saturday, Aug. 5, 201711:00 AM - 11:45 AM location: Creative Stage

    how to draft an underbust corset with wizard world cosplay guest brit bliss

    Join Wizard World's cosplay guest and host Brit Bliss to learn how to make an underbust corset pattern! In this panel, you'll learn how to use your own measurements to make a corset made to fit you or anyone else, regardless of gender. You'll see a live demonstration of how one is made using tools you already have in your sewing collection and the measurements from an audience member, who will receive the pattern at the end of the panel. This will be followed by a quick discussion about materials and sewing techniques will also be shared.

  • Saturday, Aug. 5, 201711:00 AM - 11:45 AM location: B242

    how to promote yourself, the brand and the comic you created

    Learn how to promote yourself, the brand and the comic you created. Mike Watson, the most enthusiastic man in comics and one half of the Masters of Self Promotion will give you tips how to make your voice heard at the comic con. Giving tips of how to interact before, during and after the show.

    Using your social media to your advantage, pushing the limits of interaction, using your voice at the con, and ending with great reflection after the show is over. 

    Bring your creator tool box with you because Mike will stock you with plenty of tools to build your comic brand.

  • Saturday, Aug. 5, 201711:00 AM - 11:45 AM location: B232

    cool japan: the panel

    We watch anime. We read manga. We play games. And we love them dearly. But these modern media elements are the more recent and visible parts of a culture trade that has been going on for over a hundred years. Join anthropologist Charles Dunbar as he goes back and looks at how Japan and the United States have traded all sorts of properties, from music to fashion to zombies, and beyond.

  • Saturday, Aug. 5, 201711:00 AM - 12:30 PM location: B145

    sci-fi speed dating session: lgbtpq

    Ladies and Gentlemen! Are you tired of lookin' for love in Alderaan places?  We have the solution!   Sci-Fi Speed Dating is returning to Columbus! 

  • Saturday, Aug. 5, 201711:00 AM - 1:00 PM location: B246

    cosplay workshop: working with worbla

    Worbla is a more commonly known word heard within the cosplay crafting community in armor builds.  But what is it?  How do you use it?  Where can I get it?  Come join internationally award winning cosplayer, Mogchelle, for a hands on workshop so you can try your hand at creating your own piece of armor!  Materials for this workshop will all be provided, and you get to bring home the piece you make!  In this workshop we will go step by step in creating a basic bracer(s) and how to add details to it.  From patterning to forming, this workshop will prepare you for your next steps!

    (Must Purchase Separate Ticket to the Workshop

    Buy Worbla Workshop passes here!

  • Saturday, Aug. 5, 201711:15 AM - 11:45 AM location: KIDS STAGE

    alex thomas and friends

    Alex Thomas and Friends, brings you Waxler, the wacky, wisecracking monster for an interactive puppet show that is sure to leave you in stitches.

  • Saturday, Aug. 5, 201711:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: Union Station Ballroom

    the doctor is in, a conversation with david tennant

    Moderated by Lindi Smith (PureFandom.com and Entertainment Weekly)

  • Saturday, Aug. 5, 201711:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: B234

    d&d if you aren’t having fun you’re doing it wrong

    How to have a fun and amazing game night

  • Saturday, Aug. 5, 201711:45 AM - 12:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    star wars cosplay meet-up

    Wizard World would like to introduce Cosplay meetups! Come join us on the stage for a photo session with other Star Wars and fans alike.

  • Saturday, Aug. 5, 201712:00 PM - 12:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    saber legion combat

    The Saber Legion is a worldwide saber combat organization with over 4K members internationally. We also have over 40 TSL charters around the world. Come enjoy some TSL full contact Saber Combat!

  • Saturday, Aug. 5, 201712:00 PM - 12:30 PM location: KIDS STAGE

    billy matsumoto magic & juggling

    Family Friendly Comedy juggling and magic where the kids get to be part of the show.

  • Saturday, Aug. 5, 201712:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    how to draw the marvel way

    Join comic artist Steve Geiger as he teaches you how to draw the Marvel way!

  • Saturday, Aug. 5, 201712:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: B132

    vips of self publishing

    Self-publishing creator, Victor Dandridge, heads a forum-style discussion on the practices of self-publishing comic books. Guided with his own years of experience as both a comic book fan and creator, Victor aims to lead this discussion, interacting with the attending audience, to share ideas for comic book production, marketing and distribution.

  • Saturday, Aug. 5, 201712:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: B242

    3 geeks podcast live

    Join the 3 Geeks Podcast as they discuss the latest in Movies, TV, Video Games, and Comic Books.  Also look at the comic book movies that have been released this year and compare to years past.  What is the best year for Comic Book films so far?  Plus giveaways, prizes and so much more!

  • Saturday, Aug. 5, 201712:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: B232

    cosplay on a budget

    Cosplaying can be an expensive labor of love but it doesn’t have to be. Come join Knightmage and learn the ways you can think outside the box in creating amazing cosplays without breaking the bank.

  • Saturday, Aug. 5, 201712:30 PM - 1:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    cos-spray: the art of cosplay

    Cos-Spray will be delivering a family-friendly Mario themed performance filled with music, dance, and live art. 

  • Saturday, Aug. 5, 201712:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: B234

    how to get published: from concept to under contract

    How do you wrangle a writing contract, snag an agent, or gain the interest of a publishing house or film studio? Find out what really makes a page-turning story so gripping and what entertainment agencies, film producers, agents and publishers alike are looking for during this dynamic discussion! Genese Davis (The Holder's Dominion) Mindy McGinnis (Given to the Sea) and Dan Koboldt (The Rogue Retrieval) will divulge how to best navigate the often confusing waters of the writing, screenwriting, and the publishing world. Panelists will share their insider experiences for their genres including tips and tricks for creating stories that captivate!

  • Saturday, Aug. 5, 201712:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: Union Station Ballroom

    a conversation with a companion, catherine tate

    Moderated by Lindi Smith (PureFandom.com and Entertainment Weekly)

  • Saturday, Aug. 5, 201712:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: B131

    this one time at band camp: a converstaion with thomas ian nicholas

     He made a pact with his friends as Kevin Myers in the “American Pie” movies, helped the Cubs win the world series as Henry Rowengartner in “Rookie of the Year, brought the early years of Walt Disney to life in “Walt Before Mickey” and went back in time to save Kate Winslett and Daniel Craig as Calvin Fuller of Reseda in “A Kid in King Arthur's Court.” Come ask your questions about these and find out about what he's doing next! He might even tell you about American Pie 5! Bring your thinking cap, there will be some trivia with prizes. Moderated by Lani Sarem.

  • Saturday, Aug. 5, 20171:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    you can learn to draw in 30 minutes!

    Join Emmy award winner Mark Kistler for an inspiring FUNTASTIC interactive family ART ATTACK! Your parents remember drawing with "Commander Mark" on The Secret City PBS children's series back in the 80's and 90's! Well now YOUR kids can learn how to draw with him too! And IN-PERSON!

  • Saturday, Aug. 5, 20171:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: B232

    pokemon game show

    Calling all Pokémon fans! Join SuperKayce and RealBreakingNate as audience members battle it out in this epic game show event! You might just have to answer a simple trivia question OR you could get stuck with a Pokémon dare challenge! Either way there will be tons of fun and even more laughs! So come test your Poke skills and win some prizes along the way!

  • Saturday, Aug. 5, 20171:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: B242

    two centuries of genius: celebrating the spirit’s will eisner and the avengers’ jack kirby with bone’s jeff smith, a distant soil’s colleen doran, and iron man’s danny fingeroth

    Celebrate two titans who celebrate their 100th birthdays in 2017. Will Eisner was creator of The Spirit and an innovator of the graphic novel, starting with A Contract With God. Jack Kirby was co-creator of Captain America, Fantastic Four, the Avengers and more. Join panelists including Jeff Smith (Bone; RASL), Colleen Doran (A Distant Soil; American Gods) and moderator Danny Fingeroth (Disguised as Clark Kent; chair of Will Eisner Week) as they discuss what made these two great.

  • Saturday, Aug. 5, 20171:00 PM - 2:30 PM location: B145

    sci-fi speed dating session

    Ladies and Gentlemen! Are you tired of lookin' for love in Alderaan places?  We have the solution!  

    Sci-Fi Speed Dating is returning to Columbus!  

  • Saturday, Aug. 5, 20171:15 PM - 1:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    marvel cosplay meet-up

    Wizard World would like to introduce Cosplay meetups! Come join us on the stage for a photo session with other Marvel and fans alike.

  • Saturday, Aug. 5, 20171:15 PM - 1:45 PM location: KIDS STAGE

    saber legion combat training

    Start your journey where every saber student begins, from grip to footwork to flow begin your saber mastery here!

  • Saturday, Aug. 5, 20171:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: B234

    super hero therapy

    This panel will discuss how characters from geek culture, including superheroes from  comic books,  fantasy, science fiction, and video games can provide a tool to help kids and adult alike face mental health challenges and overcome difficulties at home, school, and work.    The discussion will be led by Dr. Phillip Hash,  Chief Medical Officer for Recovery and Wellness Center in Troy, Ohio, and board certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist. 

  • Saturday, Aug. 5, 20171:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: B131

    the game fix podcast presents: revenge of the glitch

    Join Verlane, Spanish, and Link for our 6th Wizard World appearance, guaranteed to be the best yet. Our triumphant return includes new glitches, funny moments, original content, and of course, a ton of giveaways. When we say a ton of giveaways, we mean 2,000 lbs. or less of giveaways. Don’t forget to submit your glitches on Twitter with #EmbraceTheGlitch by August 4, 2017 for a chance to see your glitch at the panel on the big screen!

  • Saturday, Aug. 5, 20171:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: B132

    meet geek girl brunch

    Geek Girl Brunch is an international meetup group of ladies who geek out together, usually when cocktails are involved. The Cleveland chapter has been together over a year and is almost 200 members strong! The Youngstown chapter grew recently from the Cleveland chapter and already boasts 55 members. Come learn how you can have a chapter in your town! 

  • Saturday, Aug. 5, 20171:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: Union Station Ballroom

    buffy turns 20! a conversation with james marsters, nicholas brendon and emma caulfield

    Moderated by Lindi Smith (PureFandom.com and Entertainment Weekly)

  • Saturday, Aug. 5, 20172:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    wizard world kid’s costume contest

    Calling all kids ages 13 and under to come out and strut your stuff at the Wizard World Comic Con Kids Costume Contest! You won’t want to miss this Kodak moment packed with a whole lot of fun, laughs and prizes for all participants! (Serious competitors please note: This is a light-hearted event for all skill levels. (The Wizard World Adult Costume Contest should be considered for more professional-seeking participants.)

  • Saturday, Aug. 5, 20172:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    cyanide and happiness sketch jam! with shawn coss

    Come hang out with Shawn Coss of Cyanide & Happiness as he randomly creates absurd and humorous sketches from the box of topics as well as suggestions from you! Come hang out and get a chance to win a free sketch! Not for the easily disturbed or the shy! Shawn will describe in detail (sometimes too much detail) on how he was raised by feral cats that taught him how to draw. Audience participation is encouraged but not required. He can literally talk to himself the whole time. It's kinda freaking us out.

  • Saturday, Aug. 5, 20172:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: B242

    write or wrong: “creating comics by the numbers”

    Whether you’re a writer or an artist, finding the time, energy, and finances necessary to create comics can be daunting to the point where it completely stifles the creative process. Writer Dirk Manning (NIGHTMARE WORLD, TALES OF MR. RHEE. etc.) understands this struggle and has found ways to overcome and thrive by analyzing the numbers and is now sharing what he has learned in order to help other aspiring creators survive and thrive! If you’re interested in creating comics – or you are a current creator looking for some more tips – make the time to attend this informative and entertaining panel and Q&A session by a comic writer whose creator-owned graphic novels have raised over $100K on Kickstarter to date! Plan on taking notes…

  • Saturday, Aug. 5, 20172:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: B232

    the voices in your head: anime edition with monica reil

    Join Monica (Bulma - Dragon Ball Z, May Chang – Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Mila Babicheva – Yuri on Ice) as she takes you behind the scenes of your favorite anime and tells stories from her extensive career. 

    Moderated by Youtuber RealBreaking Nate (m.youtube.com/user/RealBreakingNate)

  • Saturday, Aug. 5, 20172:00 PM - 4:00 PM location: B246

    cosplay workshop: mold making and resin casting

    You always hear about something is cast in resin…but just nodded and smiled! Here’s your chance to not only learn what resin is, but the different kinds, their applications, and learn hands on how to use it! Hosted by internationally award winning cosplayer Mogchelle, who’s cast things as small as tiny gems to a life size Chinese Terra Cotta Warrior costume! We will go from start to finish in this workshop on creating a basic 1 part mold, and using it to cast an object with resin.  You will be supplied with trial kits of mold making material, and resin that you will also be able to bring home to continue practicing what you've learned in the workshop. 

    (Must Purchase Separate Ticket to the Workshop)

    Buy Resin workshop passes here!

  • Saturday, Aug. 5, 20172:30 PM - 3:15 PM location: B131

    the people v. j jonah jameson

    J. Jonah Jameson returns to Columbus and, surprise: he still hates Spider-Man. After a stellar visit to Columbus last year and a spectacular defeat of Spider-Man's supporters in this fine city, Jameson returns with new evidence to help everyone understand that Spider-Man can't be trusted, why we would be better off without masked vigilantes and why he truly is a menace. Have a differing opinion? That means it's up to you to appear as guest reporters to this Daily Bugle press conference to defend the friendly neighborhood super-hero. See if you can be the first to catch Jameson off guard and force a rare retraction. Listen to Jameson's editorial, hear him answer the panel's reporters and then prepare your own defense of Spider-Man in this interactive, entertaining performance based panel.

    J. Jonah Jameson is a Marvel.com featured presentation by Karl Brevik, a member of SAG/AFTRA. Full of audience participation, it's a mix of a stand up act, a roast, a Q&A and a good old fashioned celebration of Spider-Man knowledge. 

  • Saturday, Aug. 5, 20172:30 PM - 3:15 PM location: B132

    words create worlds: lessons from a storyteller

    If you have ever thought “I want to write a book” or wonder if your story can be told in song 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 or songwriter! Come and learn about the writing process from author, singer/songwriter, and advocate James Morris (Sky BoundWater Tower,Surface) 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, Aug. 5, 20172:30 PM - 3:15 PM location: Union Station Ballroom

    escape the framework, a conversation with agents of s.h.i.e.l.d.’s elizabeth henstridge

    Moderated by Victor Dandridge (Vantage InHouse Productions)

  • Saturday, Aug. 5, 20172:30 PM - 3:15 PM location: B234

    science of superheroes

    Join a panel of experts as they take your questions on the science behind our favorite comics and movies! How can Superman absorb energy from the sun? Would the Flash burn himself alive? How exactly could a lightsaber work? How much does it cost to clean up the world's major cities after every fight? Plus a lightning round Superhero Reality Check! Hosted by OSU astrophysicist and COSI chief scientist Paul Sutter.

  • Saturday, Aug. 5, 20173:00 PM - 3:15 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    dr who cosplay meet-up

    Wizard World would like to introduce Cosplay meetups! Come join us on the stage for a photo session with other Dr Who and fans alike.

  • Saturday, Aug. 5, 20173:00 PM - 3:30 PM location: KIDS STAGE

    alex thomas and friends

    Alex Thomas and Friends, brings you Waxler, the wacky, wisecracking monster for an interactive puppet show that is sure to leave you in stitches!

  • Saturday, Aug. 5, 20173:00 PM - 3:45 PM location: B232

    yokai girls gone wild by charles dunbar

    Female Monsters of Japan- Japanese folklore is full of angry, vengeful spirits and monsters, and more than half of those are of the female variety. This panel explores the creepy, the quirky, and the angry women who populate Japan's hidden world, what to look out for, how to survive encounters with them, and how they reflect Japanese views on femininity and female life.

  • Saturday, Aug. 5, 20173:00 PM - 3:45 PM location: B242

    spotlight on jeff smith

    Jeff Smith entered the comics field with his 1991 self-published black-and-white comic book Bone, a multiple Eisner– and Harvey Award—winning comedy/fantasy that went on to sell millions of graphic novels in 25 languages around the world. In 2005, Bone was reissued in color by the world’s largest children’s book publisher, Scholastic, and was chosen to launch the publisher’s graphic novel imprint Graphix. Recently Smith completed work on the serialized version of his second major project, the scifi/noir thriller RASL, and was the subject of a documentary called The Cartoonist: Jeff Smith, Bone, and the Changing Face of Comics. Today, Jeff speaks with moderator Danny Fingeroth (The Rough Guide to Graphic Novels; Superman on the Couch) about his life and career.

  • Saturday, Aug. 5, 20173:00 PM - 4:00 PM location: Creative Stage

    live art raffle with ethan van sciver

    Ethan Van Sciver will do three, twenty minute sketches using crowd suggestions and the results will be given away to members of the audience! 

  • Saturday, Aug. 5, 20173:30 PM - 4:15 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    caritas karaoke preview with nicholas brendon

    Come join Nicholas Brendon American actor and writer known for his role on the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer in a sneak peek karaoke session on the entertainment stage. Join him later that night for the official event from 7-10 pm Location: The Crowne Plaza Downtown Columbus. Tickets are $25 pre-sale, $30 at the door. Buy Tickets!

  • Saturday, Aug. 5, 20173:30 PM - 4:15 PM location: B234

    science fiction, fantasy, and suspense storytelling

    Having trouble instituting your sci-fi saga? What about your epic fantasy story? Or that heart-pounding thriller? Creating worlds and characters can be a daunting idea. However, with the right tools and inspiration, storytelling and world building hindrances can disappear. Join Genese Davis (The Holder's Dominion) Dan Koboldt (The Rogue Retrieval) and Matt Betts (Odd Men Out) as they unlock their writing process and experiences as creatives.

  • Saturday, Aug. 5, 20173:30 PM - 4:15 PM location: Union Station Ballroom

    from underworld to wizard world: a conversation with kate beckinsale

    Moderated by Victor Dandridge (Vantage Inhouse Productions)

  • Saturday, Aug. 5, 20173:30 PM - 4:15 PM location: B131

    let’s do the time warp again: a conversation with barry bostwick

    Dammit, Janet, I love you! The original Brad Majors is here to talk about his experiences in The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Spin City and more! Is The Scorpion King 4: The Quest for Power your favorite movie? Well, now’s your chance to ask Barry Bostwick about his role in it! 

    Moderated by Lindi Smith (PureFandom.com and Entertainment Weekly)

  • Saturday, Aug. 5, 20173:30 PM - 5:00 PM location: B145

    sci-fi speed dating session

    Ladies and Gentlemen! Are you tired of lookin' for love in Alderaan places?  We have the solution!  

    Sci-Fi Speed Dating is returning to Columbus!  

  • Saturday, Aug. 5, 20174:00 PM - 4:15 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    dc cosplay meet-up

    Wizard World would like to introduce Cosplay meetups! Come join us on the stage for a photo session with other DC and fans alike.

  • Saturday, Aug. 5, 20174:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: B232

    character acting in cosplay with wizard world cosplay guest captain k

    Moderated by SAG/AFTRA actor Karl Brevik and paneled by professional actors and experienced cosplayers and performers, this panel is filled with tips on how to not only look like your character, but act like them too! Providing examples and interactive exercises, this panel covers topics such as improvising as a character, how to interact with others in fun and respectful ways (while staying true to your character), posing for photographs as different character types, and how to make cosplaying for children and fellow fans a full experience. Other topics will include how to portray villainous or mischievous characters (How to avoid being THAT Deadpool) and how to make any character kid friendly. This panel relies on formal theatrical training and personal experience to answer all questions and provide interested cosplayers the tools they need to begin character performances.

  • Saturday, Aug. 5, 20174:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: B242

    creativity: 20 tips for amping it up! with beauty and the beast writer, barbara slate

    Barbara Slate, comics creator—artist and/or writer of over 200 comics from Marvel, DC, Disney, and Archie—will inspire you with her top 20 creative tips. Stuck in your writing? Come get some solid info from Barbara, whose published works include Angel Love, Yuppies from Hell, Beauty and the Beast, Betty and Veronica, and her how-to book, You Can Do a Graphic Novel.

  • Saturday, Aug. 5, 20174:30 PM - 5:00 PM location: KIDS STAGE

    saber legion combat training

    Start your journey where every saber student begins, from grip to footwork to flow begin your saber mastery here!

  • Saturday, Aug. 5, 20174:30 PM - 5:15 PM location: B131

    accio potterheads: a ‘harry potter’ fan experience

    Calling all muggles, pure-bloods, half-bloods, and squibs! Board the Hogwarts Express and journey into the ultimate Harry Potter fan experience with your fellow Potterheads. Join Slytherin and PureFandom.com co-founder Lindi Smith for a discussion on mind-blowing Harry Potter fan theories, a wizard's duel, and plenty of opportunities to win amazing prizes. Follow @Pure_Fandom on Twitter and Instagram to get a sneak peek of prizes! 

  • Saturday, Aug. 5, 20174:30 PM - 5:15 PM location: Creative Stage

    foam fabrication with wizard world cosplay guest knightmage

    Come learn the basics of how to use foam to create armor, props and just about anything you want.

  • Saturday, Aug. 5, 20174:30 PM - 5:15 PM location: B234

    born on krypton…created in cleveland

    Gearing up for the 80th Anniversary of Superman Cleveland, Ohio, is promoting the legacy of one of its favorite sons in a big way.  Mike Olszewski, the president of the Siegel and Shuster Society, discusses the current massive display of artifacts and history at the Cleveland Public Library, an update on the statue project and further plans to honor Superman’s creators heading into Superman’s 80th year.

  • Saturday, Aug. 5, 20174:30 PM - 5:30 PM location: UNION STATION BALLROOM

    john barrowman’s one man show

    You don't want to miss this!

  • Saturday, Aug. 5, 20174:45 PM - 5:15 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    thomas nicholas acoustic performance

    He's thrown a baseball 101 mph, made a pact in high school with his friends, portrayed Walt Disney and went back in time. Soon to be fighting sharks and dealing with real Magic. Did you know he also has a band? Come see Thomas Ian Nicholas from American Pie, Rookie of the Year, Walt Before Micky and A Kid in King Arthur's Court play some tunes.

     

  • Saturday, Aug. 5, 20175:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: B232

    nerd off

    Just because we are all nerds doesn’t mean we are all on the same side or know what the heck we are talking about when it comes to a fandom. During this panel hosted by RealBreakingNate two audience members at a time will debate on which is better and why. For example a single round debate could be between is Batman better than Iron Man or which franchise is better Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter? Has this description already started an argument? Then this is your type of panel. Oh and did I mention…..PRIZES! 

  • Saturday, Aug. 5, 20175:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: B242

    real-life superman: the science behind actual superpowers

    Join us for a thrilling discussion on the physical, metaphysical and sociological possibilities of superpowers in today’s world. Dr. Guo will be discussing his expertise in neural interfaces and neural prosthetics that are being used to spearhead novel biomedical research and even augmentation to body functions. Victor Dandridge will be speaking on the history and metaphysics of superheroes, and how they relate to our current society We will also be holding our annual "We can be Heroes" campaign, a fundraiser for school supplies to donate to Trevitt Elementary (as part of the OSU Buckeye Civic Engagement Connection). We will also be promoting the UCre8 comics project.

  • Saturday, Aug. 5, 20175:30 PM - 6:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    dianne palmer

    Voice-over Artist, Video Game Voice, Cartoon Voice, Live MC, Big Band Vocalist.

  • Saturday, Aug. 5, 20175:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: Creative Stage

    the creative mind: top artists on drawing comics with spider-man’s steve geiger, wonder woman’s colleen doran, and green lantern’s darryl banks

    Top comics artists talk about their careers, their craft, the comics business and whatever else might come up—and may even show you some of their top-secret techniques! Join peerless pencilers Steve Geiger (Spider-Man; The Hulk), Colleen Doran (Amazing, Fantastic, Incredible Stan Lee; Squirrel Girl), and Darryl Banks (Green Lantern; Captain America) as they pull back the curtain and tell you what it’s really like to be a comics artist! Danny Fingeroth (How to Create Comics from Script to Print; Spider-Man) moderates. ARTISTS WILL RAFFLE OFF THE ARTWORK THEY DRAW AT THE PANEL TO AUDIENCE MEMBERS!

  • Saturday, Aug. 5, 20175:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: B234

    nothing is ever over

    What is the appeal of sequels and franchises? Join Ryan Murphy as he uses Star Wars and other classic films to answer that very question.

  • Saturday, Aug. 5, 20176:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: B131

    nerd out with pure fandom: it’s time for geek trivia!

    Join Lindi, co-creator of PureFandom.com, for a round of geek trivia! They will be giving away prizes for winners, including a free comic con day pass and swag from your favorite fandoms, like 'Doctor Who', 'Game of Thrones', 'The Walking Dead', Marvel, DC, and more. No need to be a geek expert, this is for geeks of all types. Follow them on Twitter and Instagram @Pure_Fandom for a sneak peek at prizes! Grab a cocktail and join us!

  • Saturday, Aug. 5, 20176:00 PM - 7:30 PM location: B145

    sci-fi speed dating session

    Ladies and Gentlemen! Are you tired of lookin' for love in Alderaan places?  We have the solution!  

    Sci-Fi Speed Dating is returning to Columbus!

  • Saturday, Aug. 5, 20177:00 PM - 9:00 PM location: TBA

    wizard world costume contest

    Hosted by our very own superheroes Victor Dandridge and Brit Bliss, 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 Male/Female Heroes, Best Male/Female Villains, Best Group and Best Anime!

    Anyone interested in participating can sign-up at the Wizard World Info booth inside the exhibition floor on Saturday. Registration closes at 5PM! We’ll see you there! (Recommended for ages 13+)

  • Saturday, Aug. 5, 20177:00 PM - 10:00 PM location: CROWNE PLAZA COLUMBUS DOWNTOWN - 33 E NATIONWIDE BLVD. COLUMBUS, OH 43215

    caritas karaoke with nicholas brendon

    Following the day’s festivities at Wizard World Comic Con Columbus is Karaoke with Nicholas Brendon and a Live Acoustic performance by Thomas Ian Nicholas. Event includes: (1) drink ticket + appetizers, cash bar available. 

  • Saturday, Aug. 5, 201710:00 PM - 12:00 AM location: THE CROWNE PLAZA DOWNTOWN- 33 E NATIONWIDE BLVD. COLUMBUS, OH 43215

    the official wizard world costume after party

    Just because the show floor is closed doesn’t mean the party skips a beat! Don't miss the hottest event of the Wizard World weekend! Head on over to the Official Wizard Costume After Party starting at 10pm at the Crowne Plaza Downtown. Show your Wizard World wristband and receive free cover. Enjoy live music all night as the DJ spins, cash bar, and costumes encouraged! Costume contests and prizes all night too. Age Requirement 18+

  • Sunday, Aug. 6, 201710:45 AM - 11:15 AM location: KIDS STAGE

    saber legion combat training

    Start your journey where every saber student begins, from grip to footwork to flow begin your saber mastery here!

  • Sunday, Aug. 6, 201711:00 AM - 11:45 AM location: B232

    cosplay for charity

    Come join Knightmage and learn the many ways that you can turn the hobby you love into a charitable act of love.

  • Sunday, Aug. 6, 201711:00 AM - 12:30 PM location: B145

    sci-fi speed dating session: lgbtpq

    Ladies and Gentlemen! Are you tired of lookin' for love in Alderaan places?  We have the solution!  

    Sci-Fi Speed Dating is returning to Columbus! 

  • Sunday, Aug. 6, 201711:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: Creative Stage

    you can learn to draw in 30 minutes!

    Join Emmy award winner Mark Kistler for an inspiring FUNTASTIC interactive family ART ATTACK! Your parents remember drawing with "Commander Mark" on The Secret City PBS children's series back in the 80's and 90's! Well now YOUR kids can learn how to draw with him too! And IN-PERSON!

  • Sunday, Aug. 6, 201711:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: B132

    u cre-8 comics presents: character crafters

    Are you the next GREAT comic creator?! Take the Raconteur’s challenge and design your own character from start to finish! Establish powers, design costume ideas, create an origin story and more with U Cre-8 Comics -- the PERFECT jumpstart to YOUR comic universe! Hosted by Victor Dandridge.

  • Sunday, Aug. 6, 201711:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: B242

    remake revolution

    Be part of the Revolution!  Join 3 Geeks Podcast and McGTV for a live episode of REMAKE REVOLUTION!  Two teams from the 3 Geeks Podcast discuss a franchise ready for its inevitable reboot/remake and go head-to-head on the best talent to make it happen (actors, directors, etc.).  Choose a side as host/judge Mike McG decides which team’s remake is the most revolutionary and, if the team you chose wins, awesome prizes await!

  • Sunday, Aug. 6, 201711:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: B131

    a league of her own, a conversation with lori petty

    Lori Petty has had a storied career with roles in Tank Girl, Orange is the New Black and many others. Here is your chance to hear from the feisty, offbeat, kinetic actress herself. This promises not to be your normal Q&A!

    Moderated by RealBreaking Nate (m.youtube.com/user/RealBreakingNate)

  • Sunday, Aug. 6, 201711:45 AM - 12:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    star wars cosplay meet-up

    Wizard World would like to introduce Cosplay meetups! Come join us on the stage for a photo session with other Star Wars and fans alike.

  • Sunday, Aug. 6, 201712:00 PM - 12:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    saber legion combat

    The Saber Legion is a worldwide saber combat organization with over 4K members internationally. We also have over 40 TSL charters around the world. Come enjoy some TSL full contact Saber Combat!

  • Sunday, Aug. 6, 201712:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: B234

    security gaps at hogwarts

    As early as book one, we are told that Hogwarts is the safest place in the world, yet by the end of the first book, we are left wondering if Hagrid was being a little misleading in that claim. Detention in the Forbidden Forest, trolls in the girl’s bathroom, giant three headed dogs, a ‘protected’ Hallow that a trio of 11 year olds can retrieve, corrupted professors, and not to mention the fact that the Dark Lord makes an appearance himself. All that in just the first book! Throughout the course of the panel, our panelists take an in depth look at why saying Hogwarts is the safest place in the world couldn’t be farther from the truth. The panel leaves no stone unturned, with topics ranging from the basilisk, Marauder’s Map, dementors, Dumbledore’s actions, insider threats (Sorry Hagrid), Dolores Umbridge and more! Our panelists feature diehard fans and real life security experts. Bring your house pride!

  • Sunday, Aug. 6, 201712:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: B232

    kamikakushi: taken by the gods

    Fairy tales speak of humans snatched from their homes and spirited away into fantastical worlds. The Japanese have a term for this kamikakushi- to describe such interactions, and their consequences. This panel looks at the concept of being spirited away, and how anime plays with the ideas.

  • Sunday, Aug. 6, 201712:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: Creative Stage

    body paint basics with wizard world cosplay guest princess morgan

    Have you ever wanted to be blue or green? Learn how to effectively apply face and body paint to last all convention long. A live demonstration will show application methods, different products, and how to achieve a realistic effect

  • Sunday, Aug. 6, 201712:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: B242

    indy comics creators power hour with bone’s jeff smith, yuppies from hell’s barbara slate, a distant soil’s colleen doran and fante bukowski’s noah van sciver

    The model of comics creators tethered to one or two major publishers, working on adventures of corporately-owned characters is no longer the only game in town. Many of the top talents in comics work either exclusively on their own material, while others work both sides of the street, alternating independent work with mainstream assignments done in their own distinctive styles. Speaking about how they have forged their own paths are some of the most distinctive creators in comics today: Jeff Smith (Bone; RASL), Barbara Slate (Yuppies From Hell; Getting Married and Other Mistakes), Colleen Doran (A Distant Soil; Troll Bridge) and Noah Van Sciver (Fante Bukowski: Struggling Writer; MAD Magazine). The panel is moderated by Danny Fingeroth (The Rough Guide to Graphic Novels; Studs Terkel’s Working).

  • Sunday, Aug. 6, 201712:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: B131

    it’s that guy from that show! a conversation with michael beach

    You may know Michael from his roles in ER, Third Watch, Sons of Anarchy, The 100 or the upcoming Aquaman, he even voiced Mister Terrific in Justice League Unlimited! One thing’s for sure you know Michael Beach and here is your chance to ask questions and hear stories from the man that’s been in everything.

    (Moderated by Victor Dandridge (Vantage Inhouse Productions)

  • Sunday, Aug. 6, 201712:45 PM - 1:15 PM location: KIDS STAGE

    alex thomas and friends

    Alex Thomas and Friends, brings you Waxler, the wacky, wisecracking monster for an interactive puppet show that is sure to leave you in stitches!

  • Sunday, Aug. 6, 201712:45 PM - 1:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    james morris- songwriter, musician and author

    This two-time Warped Tour artist will be joining us on the Entertainer Stage with an all acoustic alternate rock performance, including his original songs from hit video games, film and TV.  Along with his music, James is joining us here at Wizard World bringing his sci fi trilogy of books along. Come experience the joined story of two medias, both at our stage and at his booth.  www.jamesmorris.com

  • Sunday, Aug. 6, 20171:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: B234

    female creators breaking stereotypes

    From Jane Eyre and Little Women to Hunger Games, Star Wars Rogue One, and Wonder Woman... Female heroes have spurred many discussions! What have creators fought for in the past for their women title characters and what key ingredients do creators pour into their female leads today? Hear from Genese Davis (The Holder's Dominion) Lissa Bryan (Ghostwriter) and Laura Bickle (Nine of Stars) as they share their creation process for women heroes, what they think about when creating a female lead or collaborating on women superheroes, and what they foresee happening to female stereotypes in the future.

  • Sunday, Aug. 6, 20171:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: B232

    what’s under your skirt? (or bodysuit, or costume…with wizard world cosplay guest mogchelle

    Remember when mom told you never leave the house without clean underwear?  Well, this panel is about not leaving your hotel room without proper undergarments for your cosplays!  Learn about various shapewear for women AND men that can help you look extra amazing and seamless in your cosplays!  We’ll talk about everything from proper corsetry to dance belts and any other way you can nip, tuck and boost things while in costume!  Hosted by internationally award winning cosplayer Mogchelle!

  • Sunday, Aug. 6, 20171:00 PM - 2:30 PM location: B145

    sci-fi speed dating session

    Ladies and Gentlemen! Are you tired of lookin' for love in Alderaan places?  We have the solution!  

    Sci-Fi Speed Dating is returning to Columbus!  Sign up at booth #!

  • Sunday, Aug. 6, 20171:30 PM - 1:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    video game cosplay meet-up

    Wizard World would like to introduce Cosplay meetups! Come join us on the stage for a photo session with other Video game fans alike.

  • Sunday, Aug. 6, 20171:30 PM - 2:00 PM location: KIDS STAGE

    saber legion combat training

    Start your journey where every saber student begins, from grip to footwork to flow begin your saber mastery here!

  • Sunday, Aug. 6, 20171:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: B242

    the marvel saga: the 78-year history of the house of ideas, from the beginning to guardians of the galaxy to spider-man: homecoming with spider-man’s danny fingeroth and origins unknown’s victor dandridge

    In 1939, Marvel Comics #1 debuted, unleashing The Sub-Mariner and The Human Torch on the world, and launching what would come to be known as the Marvel Universe. Today, Danny Fingeroth (Deadly Foes of Spider-Man; The Stan Lee Universe) and Victor Dandridge (pop culture expert; Vantage: Inhouse Productions) present an illustrated tour through the many decades of comics, movies and TV series that make up the phenomenon that is Marvel.

  • Sunday, Aug. 6, 20171:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: B131

    her vampire diary, a conversation with jodi lyn o’keefe

    Starting her career with Nash Bridges and She’s All That and moving to Prison Break: Resurrection and The Vampire Diaries Jodi has a lifetime of stories to tell about growing up in the industry and working with the likes of Freddie Prince Jr, Ian Somerholder, Paul Wesley, and many more!

    Moderated by Lindi Smith (PureFandom.com and Entertainment Weekly)

  • Sunday, Aug. 6, 20171:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    marvelous composition

    Local publisher and newly minted, Upperdeck card series artist, Michael Watson, walks you through his process of bringing BIG character-driven action to small drawing spaces!

  • Sunday, Aug. 6, 20172:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    wizard world kid’s costume contest

    Calling all kids ages 13 and under to come out and strut your stuff at the Wizard World Comic Con Kids Costume Contest! You won’t want to miss this Kodak moment packed with a whole lot of fun, laughs and prizes for all participants! (Serious competitors please note: This is a light-hearted event for all skill levels. (The Wizard World Adult Costume Contest should be considered for more professional-seeking participants.)

  • Sunday, Aug. 6, 20172:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: B234

    villains: who is the perfect antagonist?

    Join this panel on villains versus villains! What makes a great monster or just plain psycho-antagonist? Creators divulge how they create fantastic villains and which characters claim the best villain award. Why do some win our hearts while others creep us out? Genese Davis (The Holder's Dominion) Laura Bickle (Nine of Stars) and Matt Betts (Odd Men Out) will share their perspectives and creative process including what key ingredients they focus on when creating vicious characters. Don't miss this thrilling discussion.

  • Sunday, Aug. 6, 20172:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: B232

    basics of foam fabricating for cosplay

    EVA Foam (Floor mats, craft foam, cosplay foam) is the secret behind many amazing props, armor and accessories. If you are brand new to foam fabricating or looking to refine your fundamental skills, this panel is designed to show you skills and give you advice with a focus on creativity, safety and budget consciousness. Overall this panel will cover recommended supplies and materials, patterning, construction, details and finishing your foam piece.

  • Sunday, Aug. 6, 20172:30 PM - 3:15 PM location: B131

    sith happens, a conversation with ray park

    From stunt man to portraying iconic roles in Star Wars and G.I. Joe, Ray Park has made his mark on pop culture. Don’t miss your chance to ask questions of the prequels most famous apprentice…just don’t ask about Toad.

    (Moderated by Lindi Smith (PureFandom.com and Entertainment Weekly)

  • Sunday, Aug. 6, 20172:30 PM - 3:15 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    like father, like son

    Victor Dandridge, the HARDEST Working Man in Comics wants to introduce to the comic con community The NEXT Best Thing, his 13yr old son who is a burgeoning art PHENOM! See first hand how the family that Cre-8s together is GREAT together! #ItsAFamilyThang

  • Sunday, Aug. 6, 20173:30 PM - 4:30 PM location: B145

    sci-fi speed dating session

    Ladies and Gentlemen! Are you tired of lookin' for love in Alderaan places?  We have the solution!  

    Sci-Fi Speed Dating is returning to Columbus!