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June 8, 9, 10, 2018

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400 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215

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Past Celebrity Guests

*TALENT SUBJECT TO CHANGE
CANCELLATIONS: WInston Duke, Joe Flanigan, and Ray Fisher

Jason Momoa

Jason Momoa

Saturday - Sunday
AquamanJustice LeagueGame Of Thrones

Jason Momoa

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday
AquamanJustice LeagueGame Of Thrones

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Mike Colter

Mike Colter

Friday - Saturday
Marvel's Luke CageThe DefendersJessica Jones

Mike Colter

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Saturday
Marvel's Luke CageThe DefendersJessica Jones

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John Cusack
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John Cusack

Saturday
Serendipity • Sixteen Candles • Better Off Dead • Say Anything

John Cusack

Celebrity Guests

Saturday
Serendipity • Sixteen Candles • Better Off Dead • Say Anything

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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
Arrow [Malcolm Merlyn]Doctor Who [Captain Jack Harkness]Torchwood

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Billy Boyd

Billy Boyd

Saturday - Sunday
The Lord of the Rings [Peregrin Pippin Took]

Billy Boyd

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday
The Lord of the Rings [Peregrin Pippin Took]

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Jewel Staite

Jewel Staite

Saturday - Sunday
FireflySerenityStargate: AtlantisWarehouse 13

Jewel Staite

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday
FireflySerenityStargate: AtlantisWarehouse 13

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Sean Maher

Sean Maher

Saturday - Sunday
FireflySerenity

Sean Maher

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday
FireflySerenity

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Matt Ryan

Matt Ryan

Friday - Sunday
ConstantineAssassin's Creed: Black Flag

Matt Ryan

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
ConstantineAssassin's Creed: Black Flag

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Ray Park

Ray Park

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

Ray Park

Celebrity Guests

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

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Daniel Logan

Daniel Logan

Friday - Sunday
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the ClonesStar Wars: The Clone Wars

Daniel Logan

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the ClonesStar Wars: The Clone Wars

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Henry Winkler

Henry Winkler

Friday - Sunday
Happy Days

Henry Winkler

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
Happy Days

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Kevin Sorbo

Kevin Sorbo

Friday - Sunday
Hercules: The Legendary JourneysAndromedaMeet the SpartansKull

Kevin Sorbo

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
Hercules: The Legendary JourneysAndromedaMeet the SpartansKull

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Jon Heder

Jon Heder

Saturday - Sunday
Napoleon Dynamite

Jon Heder

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday
Napoleon Dynamite

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Holly Marie Combs

Holly Marie Combs

Saturday - Sunday
Charmed • Picket Fences • Pretty Little Liars

Holly Marie Combs

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday
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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Charisma Carpenter

Charisma Carpenter

Saturday - Sunday
Angel [Cordelia Chase] • Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Charisma Carpenter

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday
Angel [Cordelia Chase] • Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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Thomas Ian Nicholas

Thomas Ian Nicholas

Friday - Sunday
Rookie of the YearAmerican Pie

Thomas Ian Nicholas

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
Rookie of the YearAmerican Pie

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Maile Flanagan

Maile Flanagan

Friday - Sunday
Naruto

Maile Flanagan

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
Naruto

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Elizabeth Maxwell

Elizabeth Maxwell

Friday - Sunday
RWBYAttack on TitanFairy Tail

Elizabeth Maxwell

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
RWBYAttack on TitanFairy Tail

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Jason Liebrecht

Jason Liebrecht

Friday - Sunday
My Hero AcademiaNoragamiAoT

Jason Liebrecht

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
My Hero AcademiaNoragamiAoT

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Bubba Ray Dudley

Bubba Ray Dudley

Friday - Sunday
Wrestler

Bubba Ray Dudley

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
Wrestler

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Kelly Kelly

Kelly Kelly

Friday - Sunday
Wrestler

Kelly Kelly

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
Wrestler

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Velvet Sky

Velvet Sky

Friday - Sunday
Total Non-Stop Action Wrestling [TNA]

Velvet Sky

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
Total Non-Stop Action Wrestling [TNA]

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MORE GUESTS COMING SOON!

MORE GUESTS COMING SOON!


MORE GUESTS COMING SOON!

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Shawnime

Shawnime

Friday - Sunday

Shawnime

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Ashland University

Ashland University


Ashland University

Retailers

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Wizard World Costume Contest

Wizard World Costume Contest

Saturday

Wizard World Costume Contest

After Hours Cosplay Programming Highlights

Saturday

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TALENT SUBJECT TO CHANGE
CANCELLATIONS: WInston Duke, Joe Flanigan, and Ray Fisher
  • Friday, Jun. 8, 20184:30 PM - 5:15 PM location: Creative Stage

    upperdeck sketch card session with mike watson

    Lets create awesome sketch cards. As a freelancer sketch card artist for UpperDeck. I am gonna show you how I make these cards come to life.

  • Friday, Jun. 8, 20185:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: B241

    comic shop talk

    Wedding bells for both Marvel and DC, Wolverine is alive, Thor is finally worthy and Superman got his undies back,  IllumiNERDi All-Stars, Victor Dandridge and Ryan Ball bring the latest comic news in this spoiler-filled convo!

  • Friday, Jun. 8, 20185:00 PM - 6:30 PM location: A226

    learn to play pokemon workshop

    Calling all Pokémon fans! Have you ever wanted to learn how to play the official Pokémon Trading Card Game? I mean it’s only been around for 20 years! Like many people, you buy the cards because of your love for Pokémon but haven’t exactly mastered how to play the game with the correct rules. Well now you can learn how to play with the help of Pokémon YouTuber RealBreakingNate! Bring your own deck or learn play with one of our pre-made decks! Come learn to play as RealBreakingNate takes you through the game card. Breaking down what cards do and a step by step play through of the game. Not only will you get an introduction on how to play the game but every paid attendee will walk away with a Burning Shadows booster pack! This is a great opportunity to bond with your child and learn how to play the game together or to finally put all those cards to use after buying them for years on end!

    *All children under 10 years old must be accompanied by an adult! Unpaid adults won't receive a booster pack.

    ADDITIONAL TICKET REQUIRED

  • Friday, Jun. 8, 20185:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: Creative Stage

    materials for cosplay beginners with nightingale cosplay

    Join Nightingale Cosplay to find out how to get started with all the different materials for starting your cosplay adventure.

  • Friday, Jun. 8, 20185:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: A214

    nerdprov

    Laugh Your Asgard Off with improvisers from ComedySportz Columbus, as they battle for your laughs Thunderdome style in a head to head battle of wits using your nerdiest suggestions and featuring cosplay volunteers from the audience. With your host, New York comedian, Mike Gregorek.

  • Friday, Jun. 8, 20186:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: B241

    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.

  • Friday, Jun. 8, 20186:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: A222

    game fix show presents: embrace the glitch to win a nintendo switch

    Join Verlane, Spanish, and Link, the Game Fix Show, as they show you some hysterical video game glitches. We all know it’s happened to you but what happens when you #EmbraceTheGlitch? You’ll see for yourself! The Game Fix Crew are also very excited to announce they will be raffling off a Nintendo Switch! YES, a Nintendo Switch complete with a game of our choice!  Come check ‘em out, win some stuff, and tell your followers, you will definitely have a laugh. Check out GameFixShow.com and follow @GameFixShow for cosplay pictures and more giveaway locations.

  • Friday, Jun. 8, 20186:30 PM - 7:00 PM location: Creative Stage

    wiz-art preview with josh lyman

    Join Josh for a demonstration of all the techniques and skills you will learn during his Wiz-Art workshops.

  • Friday, Jun. 8, 20186:30 PM - 7:15 PM location: A214

    sweet christmas! a conversation with mike colter

    Join the CONversation with Luke Cage himself, Mike Colter!

  • Friday, Jun. 8, 20187:00 PM - 7:45 PM location: B241

    how to self promote

    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.

  • Friday, Jun. 8, 20187:00 PM - 7:45 PM location: A222

    anime trailer park

    Wizard World will be screening some of the newest and most anticipated Anime trailers from upcoming movies/tv series and discussing them with you the fans! Join Steven Hubbard and friends to discuss your initial thoughts and fears for each trailer, and maybe learn a thing or two about the latest and greatest news regarding newly announced film and tv projects.

  • Friday, Jun. 8, 20187:00 PM - 8:30 PM location: A226

    workshop: creators and social media

    There’s no better place for creators and businesses alike to share their content and build an audience than Social Media - but with today’s algorithms, it’s more difficult than ever to build your brand. Take Sophii’s social media workshop and walk away with a wealth of new knowledge about how various social media platforms work, how to maintain a healthy algorithm and better organic reach, self promotion and more! Print outs of the slides will be provided for you to take home and note taking is encouraged. Must purchase separate ticket to this workshop.

    ADDITIONAL TICKET REQUIRED

  • Friday, Jun. 8, 20187:30 PM - 8:30 PM location: A214

    marvel vs dc: the great debate

    Which company has better heroes, villains, cartoons, movies, storylines, etc? Join comic industry pro’s, cosplayers and professional nerds as they discuss all aspects of this age old rivalry and with the help of the crowd declare a winner.

  • Friday, Jun. 8, 20188:30 PM - 9:00 PM location: A216

    cosplay & cocktails vip meet & greet

    Wizard World Cosplay VIP’s here is your chance to meet, hang out and ask your questions to the Wizard World Cosplay Guests in a friendly setting!

  • Saturday, Jun. 9, 201811:00 AM - 11:45 AM location: Creative Stage

    art workshop with kurt lehner

    Join artist/animator Kurt Lehner for an art workshop.

  • Saturday, Jun. 9, 201811:00 AM - 11:45 AM location: A214

    trailer park

    Wizard World will be screening some of the newest and most anticipated trailers from upcoming movies/tv series and discussing them with you the fans! Join SuperKayceCosplay & RealBreakingNate to discuss our initial thoughts and fears for each trailer, and maybe learn a thing or two about the latest and greatest news regarding newly announced film and tv projects.

  • Saturday, Jun. 9, 201811:00 AM - 12:30 PM location: A226

    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, Jun. 9, 201811:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: B241

    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, Jun. 9, 201811:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: A222

    kids can cosplay

    Join Galaxy Amethyst and her parents to discuss how to help your kid who is interested in cosplaying, how costuming for kids is different for adults (kids grow FAST and the topic of "appropriateness"), how to get involved in competing, and how it can benefit you or your child by making learning enjoyable and how those skills can transfer to real life. This general information panel touches on several topics to help you or your child get involved. Questions welcomed in this casual panel.

  • Saturday, Jun. 9, 201812:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    scripts to panels

    Taking the words of a writer can be a difficult task as we have a variety of scripts. I will show you how I lay comic pages out. When to go over the top for action and how to pull back to tell the story. Action and Interesting panels are great but if you don't focus on telling the story first all that will be lost.

  • Saturday, Jun. 9, 201812:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: A214

    hanging with hercules: a conversation with kevin sorbo

    Join the CONversation with the Legendary Hercules, Kevin Sorbo!

  • Saturday, Jun. 9, 201812:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: B241

    anime trivia

    Calling all Anime fans! Test your knowledge as teams made from audience members battle it

    out in this epic trivia event! Questions could cover anything….Dragon Ball Z, Fairy Tail,

    Naruto, etc! There will be tons of fun and even more laughs! So come test your skills

    and win some prizes along the way!

  • Saturday, Jun. 9, 201812:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: A222

    mcgtv presents remake revolution

    Members of 3 Geeks Podcast face off against podcast host John Orlando (PVDCast) and comic book creator Brian E. Lau (Staunch Ambition) for a live episode of McGTV's Remake Revolution: the game pitting movie pitches against each other with YouTuber Mike McG hosting and judging which team has the superior reboot/remake! Prizes, plot twists, and laughs await you in this display of Remake Glory!

  • Saturday, Jun. 9, 20181:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    how to be a pro inker with mostafa moussa

    Join professional artist Mostafa Moussa to learn what it takes to be a professional inker.

  • Saturday, Jun. 9, 20181:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: A214

    women of pop culture

    Join Holly Marie Combs (Charmed) and Charisma Carpenter (Buffy) as they share stories and answer your questions about being a woman in the male dominated industry that is Pop Culture.

  • Saturday, Jun. 9, 20181:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: B241

    preparation for costume competition

    Get ready for the big stage! Learn tips and tricks no how to prepare your costume and yourself to enter into costume/cosplay competitions. We will share and discuss how to have a positive experience and to help you bring your BEST to the contest stage!

  • Saturday, Jun. 9, 20181:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: A222

    orphans are everywhere! an epidemic that has overtaken popular entertainment

    Matt Swift, local filmmaker, curator, and program coordinator for OSU Film Studies will be leading a discussion with a diverse mix of characters - a local comic artist, distributor and creator of Columbus superhero, Hotshot, Mike Watson EIC of Freestyle Komics; Christopher Jeansonne, OSU doctoral candidate and film/media educator whose dissertation explores the use of superheroes in the classroom; and Dr. Kay Clopton, a diversity resident at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum studying sound effects in Japanese manga, North American comics (superhero comic books and comic strips), and graphic novels, and their connections to sound in silent films. They will  discuss origin stories, the onslaught of orphan characters in feature films and television, and what it means for a society to be so heavily invested through motion pictures, graphic novels, toys, and much more, that bombards us with images of a community that lacks the same kind of day-saving super powers, inspiring and entertaining adventures, and global community support in the real world.

  • Saturday, Jun. 9, 20181:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: A216

    geek girl brunch meet up

    Discussion of Geek Girl Brunch from the Columbus Branch. Geek Girl Brunch is for female geeks to celebrate their fandoms with brunch, cocktails, and good deeds. We will discuss future brunch plans and help you find your local brunchettes if you arent from Columbus.

  • Saturday, Jun. 9, 20181:30 PM - 3:30 PM location: A226

    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 Nightingale Vixen, 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!

    ADDITIONAL TICKET REQUIRED

  • Saturday, Jun. 9, 20182:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    how to draw the marvel way with steve geiger

    Join Marvel artist Steve Geiger for a demonstration on how to draw.

  • Saturday, Jun. 9, 20182:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: A214

    disney trivia with thomas ian nicholas and jon heder

    Calling all Disney fans! Join us as audience members battle it out against 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! Special guest Jon Heder!

  • Saturday, Jun. 9, 20182:00 PM - 3:30 PM location: B246

    acting the biz - a modern approach to the acting profession

    As actors, it’s no secret that we invest countless amounts of time and money into studying our craft.  We cross our fingers in hopes of landing a great agent and auditioning for acting work. Unfortunately, hoping and wishing is an inefficient strategy.  In fact, this is the utmost wrong approach!

    In order to market and sell yourself better, I’m inviting you to my seminar: HOW TO BREAK INTO THE ACTING BUSINESS. This program is a comprehensive step-by-step guide for getting yourself seen and booking more roles.  Waiting around for your next opportunity is an extremely outdated way of pursuing this business. Acting is all about making choices. Relating to the business side of acting, we must make one of two choices. We can either sit around and wait for this business to chew us up and spit us out, or we can take ACTION! By attending my seminar, you’ll make the proactive choice by taking control of your own career.

    I’ve shared my experience with thousands of actors like yourself. My students book regularly and professionally. I have many students with projects in development or post-production. Former students have even starred in some of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters and television shows!

    Come to my seminar if you’re serious about taking your career to the next level.  I’ll share with you my own experiences; rich with blood, sweat, and teary-eyed secrets regarding the business of acting.

    These tools are guaranteed to keep you ahead of your competition.

    ADDITIONAL TICKET REQUIRED

  • Saturday, Jun. 9, 20182:30 PM - 3:00 PM location: A222

    jumping the shark: a conversation with henry winkler

    Join the CONversation with The Fonz himself, HENRY WINKLER!

  • Saturday, Jun. 9, 20182:30 PM - 3:15 PM location: B241

    3 geeks podcast live

    Join us as we do a live taping of our weekly Podcast.  We will be discussing the latest news in the geek world.  With the release of Infinity War, should the films follow the source material closely or is it OK to take liberties.  Audience participation is encouraged. PLUS awesome giveaways, Blu Rays, Toys and so many more!!

  • Saturday, Jun. 9, 20183:00 PM - 3:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    intro to cosplay makeup by smolder cosplay

    Learn or Brush up on your basic makeup skills and maybe learn some new tips and trick along the way! Learn about why make is important for cosplay, as well as different makeup products. Also learn some general makeup tips, as well as tips and techniques that you can utilize for both feminine and masculine characters.

  • Saturday, Jun. 9, 20183:00 PM - 3:45 PM location: A214

    if you say one more word....a conversation with winston duke

    Join the CONversation with Black Panther's and Avengers: Infinity War's M'Baku, Winston Duke!

  • Saturday, Jun. 9, 20183:30 PM - 4:15 PM location: B241

    kickstarting your creator-owned comics

    In the last few years the crowdfunding revolution has seemingly made it easier than ever to directly fund the creation of creator-owned comics… but what goes into the running a successful campaign? Join Dirk Manning (NIGHTMARE WORLD, TALES OF MR. RHEE) and K. Lynn Smith (PLUME, HOPE) as they bring their combined Kickstarter expertise to you to explain the dos and don’ts of successfully crowdfunding your creator-owned comics!

  • Saturday, Jun. 9, 20183:30 PM - 4:15 PM location: A222

    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.

  • Saturday, Jun. 9, 20184:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    how to draw comics

    Learn tips and tricks from artists currently making comics. Ask how we persevere and get our comics out through the long hours, new techniques, or old forgotten jewels.

  • Saturday, Jun. 9, 20184:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: A214

    tales from the hokage: maile flanagan q&a

    What’s it like voicing one of the most recognizable characters in anime? Join Maile Flanagan, the voice of Naruto, as she talks about the series and the new film Boruto: Naruto the Movie.

  • Saturday, Jun. 9, 20184:00 PM - 5:00 PM location: B246

    wiz art: basic training tools with josh lyman

    Whether you have never drawn before, only drawn digitally, or are just looking to brush up on some techniques, this workshop has got you covered! You’ll learn about drawing exercises, use of a fine tip brush pen as well as choosing the right tools, as well as taking a piece of art from sketch to inks! Come and Explore the World of Wiz Art and take home your finished art piece and tools!”

    ADDITIONAL TICKET REQUIRED

  • Saturday, Jun. 9, 20184:30 PM - 5:15 PM location: A222

    cosplay 101

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

  • Saturday, Jun. 9, 20184:30 PM - 6:00 PM location: A226

    duct tape dummy workshop

    Let’s get hands on with making a sewing form and partial tape patterns! We will host a live demonstration of techniques and materials involved to comfortably and safely create your own customized duct tape dummy and partial patterns for building costumes on.

    ADDITIONAL TICKET REQUIRED

  • Saturday, Jun. 9, 20185:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: A214

    siths and mercs: a star wars story

    Join Ray Park and Daniel Logan for a special Q&A highlighting their career in the Star Wars universe!

  • Saturday, Jun. 9, 20185:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    slime time demo with the central ohio ghostbusters

    Join the Central Ohio Ghostbusters as we go over the different types of slime in the Ghostbusters universe. Then we will have a hands on experiment and create our own slime!

  • Saturday, Jun. 9, 20185:30 PM - 6:00 PM location: A216

    anime vip only meet & greet

    Wizard World Anime VIP badge holders here is your chance to meet, chat and grab a bite with Maile Flanagan & Friends!

  • Saturday, Jun. 9, 20185:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: A222

    the 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 YouTuber RealBreakingNate two audience members at a time will debate on which is better and why. For example a single round debate could be who would win in a battle  Batman vs. 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, Jun. 9, 20186:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: A214

    dungeons & dragons & improv

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

  • Saturday, Jun. 9, 20186:30 PM - 7:15 PM location: A222

    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, Jun. 9, 20187:30 PM - 9:00 PM location: A214

    wizard world costume contest

    Hosted by our very own superheroes Victor Dandridge and Realbreaking Nate, 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 #1000 inside the exhibition floor on Saturday. Registration closes at 5PM! We’ll see you there! (Recommended for ages 13+)

  • Sunday, Jun. 10, 201811:00 AM - 11:45 AM location: Creative Stage

    how to draw the marvel way with steve geiger

    Join Marvel artist Steve Geiger for a drawing demo.

  • Sunday, Jun. 10, 201811:00 AM - 12:00 PM location: A226

    wiz art: concept to creation with josh lyman

    From dragons to robots, from heroes to villains, and even creatures of unusual sizes, character design is always fun! Come join us to learn the core principles of concept art and character designing, and let your imagination flow. Get tips on creating characters for various medias, and how to create a character that is iconic! You, as a group will decide the topic, and from there we will create our own wonders!Take home your finished art piece as well as a small kit!

    ADDITIONAL TICKET REQUIRED

  • Sunday, Jun. 10, 201811:00 AM - 12:30 PM location: B246

    learn to play pokemon workshop

    Calling all Pokémon fans! Have you ever wanted to learn how to play the official Pokémon Trading Card Game? I mean it’s only been around for 20 years! Like many people, you buy the cards because of your love for Pokémon but haven’t exactly mastered how to play the game with the correct rules. Well now you can learn how to play with the help of Pokémon YouTuber RealBreakingNate! Bring your own deck or learn play with one of our pre-made decks! Come learn to play as RealBreakingNate takes you through the game card. Breaking down what cards do and a step by step play through of the game. Not only will you get an introduction on how to play the game but every paid attendee will walk away with a Burning Shadows booster pack! This is a great opportunity to bond with your child and learn how to play the game together or to finally put all those cards to use after buying them for years on end!

    *All children under 10 years old must be accompanied by an adult! Unpaid adults won't receive a booster pack.

    ADDITIONAL TICKET REQUIRED

  • Sunday, Jun. 10, 201811:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: B241

    how do you get into comics

    I get asked this question all the time. How do you break into comics? That question has the easiest answer but has the most difficult follow up. Join Mike Watson as he answers your questions and takes you through his initial journey into comics. Waiting in portfolio review lines for hours to being told no to pushing into his on publishing house and IP.

  • Sunday, Jun. 10, 201811:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: A222

    animation celebration: top ten 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.

  • Sunday, Jun. 10, 201811:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: SHORT NORTH BALLROOM

    there and back again:a conversation with billy boyd

    Join the CONversation with Peregrin "Pippin" Took, Billy Boyd!

  • Sunday, Jun. 10, 201812:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    how to break into comics with mostafa moussa

    Join professional artist MOSTAFA MOUSSA for tips on getting into comics.

  • Sunday, Jun. 10, 201812:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: A214

    voices in your head: anime edition


    Join Elizabeth Martin (RWBY, Attack on Titan, Fairy Tail), and Jason Liebrecht (My Hero Academia, Noragami, Attack on Titan) for an in depth anime voice acting discussion and Q&A!

  • Sunday, Jun. 10, 201812:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: A222

    confidence in cosplay

    Let’s talk openly about overcoming anxiety & depression, bullying, and building a positive self-image. We will share our own journeys and challenges, as well as lead discussion on how cosplay and the cosplay community can help us develop stronger self-confidence.

  • Sunday, Jun. 10, 201812:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: B241

    professor shyguy acoustic set

    Come listen to acoustic versions of Youtube star Professor Shyguy's chiptune songs and ask your fan questions between songs!

  • Sunday, Jun. 10, 201812:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: Short North Ballroom

    you can't take the sky from us: a conversation with jewel staite and sean maher

    Join the CONversation with Firefly stars JEWEL STAITE and SEAN MAHER!

  • Sunday, Jun. 10, 20181:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    intro to props & armor

    Come learn the basics of creating, painting, and handling cosplay props and armor with Wizard World Cosplay Guest OhMySophii.

  • Sunday, Jun. 10, 20181:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: A214

    dark arts and magic: a conversation with john constantine himself, matt ryan

    Join the CONversation with Constantine's, MATT RYAN!

  • Sunday, Jun. 10, 20181:00 PM - 3:00 PM location: A226

    introduction to resin casting with shield labs

    A step by step introductory to making silicone molds and solid urethane resin cast with professional Maker & Prop builder Casey McBroom of Shield Labs. Complete the Sculpting workshop and bring your creation along with you or grab one of the pre-made sculpts provided and jump right into molding/casting your own item! Attendees will receive instructions and have any questions answered along the way!

    ADDITIONAL TICKET REQUIRED

  • Sunday, Jun. 10, 20181:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: B241

    canned air: a tribute to comics and pop culture

    Come and check out the podcast live here at Wizard World Columbus! Jeramy Kahle, Jack Dougherty, and Jake Runyon will be discussing all things comics and pop culture related, as well as talking highlights, and our favorite cosplayers from the convention weekend. We will also be giving away prizes, including a Deadpool Prize Pack! Don’t miss your chance to win while being entertained by your hometown nerd culture podcast, Canned Air: A Tribute to Comics and Pop Culture! 

  • Sunday, Jun. 10, 20181:30 PM - 2:30 PM location: SHORT NORTH BALLROOM

    john barrowman's one man show

    Bring your questions and join John for a very special Q&A experience!

  • Sunday, Jun. 10, 20182:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    coloring with markers with mike watson

    I love markers, I am going to show you how to color with them. Its not as easy as you may think. Marker coloring is becoming very popular and if you want to see how I do it then join me for the show.

  • Sunday, Jun. 10, 20182:00 PM - 3:00 PM location: A214

    pokemon game show

    Calling all Pokémon fans! Join 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!