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Jan 5, 6, 7, 2018

New Orleans Morial Convention Center

900 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70130

New Orleans

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Past Celebrity Guests

Stan Lee

Stan Lee

Friday - Saturday
Marvel Comics

Stan Lee

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Saturday
Marvel Comics

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Jason Momoa

Jason Momoa

Friday - Saturday
AquamanJustice LeagueGame Of Thrones

Jason Momoa

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Saturday
AquamanJustice LeagueGame Of Thrones

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David Tennant

David Tennant

Friday - Saturday
Doctor WhoJessica Jones

David Tennant

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Saturday
Doctor WhoJessica Jones

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Ian Somerhalder

Ian Somerhalder

Saturday
The Vampire Diaries [Damon Salvatore]Lost [Boone Carlyle]

Ian Somerhalder

Celebrity Guests

Saturday
The Vampire Diaries [Damon Salvatore]Lost [Boone Carlyle]

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David Mazouz

David Mazouz

Saturday - Sunday
Gotham

David Mazouz

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday
Gotham

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Joe Flanigan

Joe Flanigan

Friday - Sunday
Stargate: Atlantis

Joe Flanigan

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
Stargate: Atlantis

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Ruth Connell

Ruth Connell

Friday - Sunday
Supernatural

Ruth Connell

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
Supernatural

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Nichelle Nichols

Nichelle Nichols

Friday - Sunday
Star Trek [Uhura]

Nichelle Nichols

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
Star Trek [Uhura]

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Jason David Frank

Jason David Frank

Saturday - Sunday
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

Jason David Frank

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

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Henry Winkler

Henry Winkler

Friday - Sunday
Happy Days

Henry Winkler

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
Happy Days

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Rider Strong

Rider Strong

Friday - Sunday
Boy Meets WorldGirl Meets WorldCabin Fever

Rider Strong

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
Boy Meets WorldGirl Meets WorldCabin Fever

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Christy Carlson Romano

Christy Carlson Romano

Friday - Sunday
Kim Possible

Christy Carlson Romano

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
Kim Possible

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Will Friedle

Will Friedle

Friday - Sunday
Boy Meets World • Batman Beyond • Kim Possible • Guardians of the Galaxy

Will Friedle

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
Boy Meets World • Batman Beyond • Kim Possible • Guardians of the Galaxy

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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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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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Jon Heder

Jon Heder

Saturday - Sunday
Napoleon Dynamite

Jon Heder

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday
Napoleon Dynamite

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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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MORE GUESTS COMING SOON!

MORE GUESTS COMING SOON!


MORE GUESTS COMING SOON!

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The Artistic Dabbler

The Artistic Dabbler


The Artistic Dabbler

Artists & Creators

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Catawampus Press

Catawampus Press


Catawampus Press

Artists & Creators

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Dominic Glover

Dominic Glover


Dominic Glover

Artists & Creators

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Dymond Starr

Dymond Starr


Dymond Starr

Artists & Creators

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FireChilde Glass Studio

FireChilde Glass Studio


FireChilde Glass Studio

Artists & Creators

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Lee Stephen

Lee Stephen


Lee Stephen

Artists & Creators

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Michelle Hirstius

Michelle Hirstius


Michelle Hirstius

Artists & Creators

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Manda Berry

Manda Berry


Manda Berry

Artists & Creators

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Mirkywood Emporium

Mirkywood Emporium


Mirkywood Emporium

Artists & Creators

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Oddity Apparel by Angelyques

Oddity Apparel by Angelyques


Oddity Apparel by Angelyques

Artists & Creators

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Radiant Grey - Nick Minor

Radiant Grey - Nick Minor


Radiant Grey - Nick Minor

Artists & Creators

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​​​​​Spot Colors

​​​​​Spot Colors


​​​​​Spot Colors

Artists & Creators

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Robert Bienvenu

Robert Bienvenu


Robert Bienvenu

Artists & Creators

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TMJ Art - Tammy Megow-Jones

TMJ Art - Tammy Megow-Jones


TMJ Art - Tammy Megow-Jones

Artists & Creators

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Woodside Illustrations

Woodside Illustrations


Woodside Illustrations

Artists & Creators

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3D Printing by Muckychris

3D Printing by Muckychris


3D Printing by Muckychris

Retailers

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AnimeStuffStore.com - Purple Plum Inc.

AnimeStuffStore.com - Purple Plum Inc.


AnimeStuffStore.com - Purple Plum Inc.

Retailers

Photo Ops Autographs More Info
Capricorn Arms

Capricorn Arms


Capricorn Arms

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Brittnee Braun Designs

Brittnee Braun Designs


Brittnee Braun Designs

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Darwin & Wallace™ - A Nature & Fossil Store

Darwin & Wallace™ - A Nature & Fossil Store


Darwin & Wallace™ - A Nature & Fossil Store

Retailers

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Dave & Adam's

Dave & Adam's


Dave & Adam's

Retailers

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Enchanted Shire

Enchanted Shire


Enchanted Shire

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INK it comics

INK it comics


INK it comics

Retailers

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Metallic Dice Games

Metallic Dice Games


Metallic Dice Games

Retailers

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Whimsic Alley

Whimsic Alley


Whimsic Alley

Retailers

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Wizard World Costume Contest

Wizard World Costume Contest

Saturday

Wizard World Costume Contest

After Hours Cosplay Programming Highlights

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  • Friday, Jan. 5, 20184:30 PM - 5:15 PM location: Creative Stage

    creating art with dramatic lighting

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

  • Friday, Jan. 5, 20185:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: Room 288

    canon - unbreakable or disposable?

    Join SciFiActorAppearances.com's Eric LeBlanc and company as they take on the "Great Fan Debate" of recent years. Is keeping canon vital to the long term success of a film/TV franchise, or is breaking canon every once in awhile needed to "spice" things up? We'll take a look at how the largest franchises (Star Wars, Marvel, Star Trek, DC, Doctor Who, etc.) have handled canon and discuss with the audience about how important canon is to them.

  • Friday, Jan. 5, 20185:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: Room 291

    my hero academia: in jeopardy!!

    Join Da Berry Best Cosplay & Alex Cosplay for My Hero Academia Jeopardy! These questions will be solely based off the anime to avoid spoilers! 5 categories will be presented to the audience such as "Students", "Pro Heroes/Teachers", "Anime Arcs", "Quirks", and "Misc". Join for the laughs and stay for prizes!

  • Friday, Jan. 5, 20185:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: Room 295

    youtube 101: where do i start?

    YouTube is one of the greatest platforms of our generation! A place where you can voice an opinion, share your love of a fandom, or just post daily updates about your cat! Whatever it is you want to do you can do it on YouTube and YES you can make a living out of it all you nay sayers! BUT…getting started on YouTube can be one of the scariest journeys on the interwebz and in life! With over 300 hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute how do you get noticed? Join YouTuber RealBreakingNate as he breaks down all the details that go into having your own channel and answers whatever questions you may have. Don’t forget to like, comment, and SUBSCRIBE!

  • Friday, Jan. 5, 20185:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: Creative Stage

    cosplay makeup and special effects

    Learn or brush up on your basic makeup skills and maybe learn some new tips and trick along the way! Join Stephanie Nery as she demonstrates creating some of your favorite characters!  

  • Friday, Jan. 5, 20186:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: Room 288

    science fiction, fantasy, thriller and suspense storytelling

    What does it take to create stories and worlds in the science fiction, fantasy, or thriller genres and what do we hope to see in the future for these genres as well? Join Genese Davis (The Holder's Dominion), Lilian Oake (Nahtaia: A Jaydürian Adventure), Bill Loehfelm (The Devil's Muse: A Maureen Coughlin Novel) and Greg Herren (Garden District Gothic) as they unlock their writing process and experiences as creatives. The stories and worlds behind sci-fi, fantasy and thrillers will be revealed in this panel and hopefully any hinderances standing between you and your sci-fi saga, epic fantasy, or that heart-pounding thriller will disappear!

  • Friday, Jan. 5, 20186:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: Room 291

    karabast! a tribute to “star wars: rebels”

    With the animated show “Star Wars: Rebels” reaching its series finale in just a few short weeks, join SciFiActorAppearances.com's Eric LeBlanc and company as they look back at Star Wars' finest animated series yet. When Disney purchased Star Wars a few years ago and promptly canceled Clone Wars, Star Wars animation fans were left wondering if they were ever going to see such a great Star Wars cartoon again. Well, Executive Producer Dave Filoni raised the bar with Rebels, introducing incredible new characters and stories that have intertwined with the films and become vital viewing for any Star Wars fan. We'll look at where the series is ultimately headed, where the characters go from there and what's next for Star Wars animation.

  • Friday, Jan. 5, 20186:00 PM - 7:30 PM location: Room 286

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

  • Friday, Jan. 5, 20186:30 PM - 7:15 PM location: Room 295

    cosplay 101

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

  • Friday, Jan. 5, 20186:30 PM - 7:15 PM location: Creative Stage

    drawing disney with clinton hobart

    DRAWING DISNEY WITH CLINTON HOBART

  • Friday, Jan. 5, 20187:00 PM - 7:45 PM location: Room 291

    a star wars fan experience

    All ages welcome! A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, Liz and Lindi, creators of PureFandom.com, decided they were going to put on the ultimate Star Wars fan experience. Join the uber-fans as they give away Star Wars prizes and swag, plus discuss new theories based on what happened in The Last Jedi! Follow @Pure_Fandom on Twitter and Instagram to get a sneak peek of prizes!

  • Friday, Jan. 5, 20187:00 PM - 7:45 PM location: Room 288

    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, Jan. 5, 20187:00 PM - 8:30 PM location: Room 283

    how to bring a character to life

    A Makeup Workshop that will explore the basic techniques and execution of Cosplay Makeup. 

    Learn How to apply makeup, create & correct issues for a variety of settings, what to purchase and how to correctly use tools and products. Every person will leave with a stainless steel mixing pallet and tools with the chance to win more supplies! 

    Purchase Tickets Here!

  • Friday, Jan. 5, 20187:30 PM - 8:15 PM location: Room 295

    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, Jan. 5, 20187:30 PM - 8:15 PM location: Creative Stage

    tac-au-tac

    “Tit-for-Tat” was a classic French art improv show — and we’re bringing the fun to Wizard World! In OUR version, creators add SECRET thematic elements to a single illustration — but will they work in concert or as competition?

  • Friday, Jan. 5, 20188:00 PM - 8:45 PM location: Room 291

    star wars stand-up

    Love Stars Wars? Love to laugh? Join Liz Prugh, co-founder of PureFandom.com, Star Wars lover, and Luke Skywalker groupie for an evening of Star Wars-themed stand-up comedy (and prizes!) Bring a drink, your friends and family, and your lightsabers. Follow her on Twitter @lizprugh for more Star Wars news and to listen to her hit Star Wars podcast she co-hosts with her brother.

  • Saturday, Jan. 6, 201811:00 AM - 11:45 AM 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, Jan. 6, 201811:00 AM - 12:30 PM location: Room 283

    introduction to sculpting/modeling

    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!

    Purchase Tickets Here!

  • Saturday, Jan. 6, 201811:00 AM - 12:30 PM location: Room 286

    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 New Orleans!

  • Saturday, Jan. 6, 201811:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: Room 291

    cosplay improv

    Who would win a screaming match between Superman and Black Bolt? What if …. it was a mime off? Come join in an audience driven improv 101 class (we just play games, like, scenes from a hat, let’s go on a date, freeze…). Nervous in crowds? Improv as your Cosplay character.

  • Saturday, Jan. 6, 201812:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: Room 295

    meet the mother of the supernatural: a conversation with supernatural’s ruth connell

    Come join the actress behind Supernatural’s Rowena, the Mother of the Demon! Get your Supernatural questions ready, and make sure to ask this original witch about her accomplished career as a professional dancer and choreographer! Moderated by Youtuber RealBreakingNate.

  • Saturday, Jan. 6, 201812:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    making the merc with the mouth with marat and mostafa

    Grab some paper, a pencil, and a plate of chimichangas and get ready for this 4th wall shattering crash course on how to draw Marvel’s most popular mercenary — DEADPOOL!  

  • Saturday, Jan. 6, 201812:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: Room 291

    dragonzord is best zord: a conversation with the green ranger jason david frank

    Get your Dragon Daggers and talking tiger swords ready, Wizard World New Orleans - it’s Jason David Frank! The man behind the original Green Ranger and White Ranger on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers is here to answer all of your burning questions. Moderated by Lindi Smith (PureFandom.com).

  • Saturday, Jan. 6, 201812:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: Room 288

    becoming a magical girl

    So we hear a lot about magical girls, but how does one actually define them? Joseph Campbell wrote extensively on the hero. But he left out the heroine. While her journey mimics his, it has its own markers and transformations, and her outcome is hers alone. This panel explores the different types of magical girls and how their stories are timeless.

  • Saturday, Jan. 6, 20181:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: Room 295

    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, Jan. 6, 20181:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: New Orleans Theater

    ‘nuff said: a conversation with stan lee

    Face front, true believers! It’s Stan “The Man” Lee, legendary creator of Spider-Man, Iron Man, The Hulk, The X-Men and many more of your Marvel Comics favorites, here to answer your questions. Excelsior!

  • Saturday, Jan. 6, 20181:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    live painting demo with aaron damon porter

    LIVE PAINTING DEMO WITH AARON DAMON PORTER

  • Saturday, Jan. 6, 20181:00 PM - 2:30 PM location: Room 286

    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 New Orleans!

  • Saturday, Jan. 6, 20181:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: Room 288

    ghosts of new orleans

    Come and join Paranormal Society of New Orleans (PSNO) as they reveal their most compelling evidence captured throughout hundreds of investigations. Learn about the modern day equipment they use, EVPs, disembodied voices and how they investigate the paranormal. PSNO has been conducting residential and historical investigations for almost a decade - their passion for the paranormal and the pursuit of the unknown shows in their techniques and their efforts to help people who are going through a haunting. Following the reveal there will be a Q&A session.

  • Saturday, Jan. 6, 20181:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: Room 291

    it was totally the best stargate show: a conversation with stargate atlantis’ joe flanigan

    Lieutenant Colonel John Sheppard, second-in-command of the Stargate Atlantis expedition, is here to tell you about appearing in all 100 episodes of the best of the Stargate shows. Yeah, we went there. Moderated by Victor Dandridge (Vantage:Inhouse Productions)

  • Saturday, Jan. 6, 20181:30 PM - 3:30 PM location: Room 283

    introduction to worbla

    Would you like to create armor, props, accessories, and so much more? Not sure where to start? Join cosplay artist Princess Morgan for a hands on Worbla workshop. Worbla is a thermoplastic popular among cosplayers for a wide array of crafting purposes. Attendees will be provided with the proper tools and materials to create a piece of Worbla armor. Princess Morgan will help walk you through the steps of molding and shaping your armor that you get to keep and a sample piece to take home!

    Purchase Tickets Here!

  • Saturday, Jan. 6, 20182:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: Room 295

    disney trivia

    Jon Heder and Thomas Ian Nicholas, in this epic trivia event! Questions could cover anything….movies, theme parks, and even Walt Disney himself! There will be tons of fun and even more laughs! So come test your skills and win some prizes along the way! Hosted by Lani Sarem (“Handbook for Mortals”) and Lindi Smith (PureFandom.com).

  • Saturday, Jan. 6, 20182:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: New Orleans Theater

    allons-y! a conversation with david tennant

    Kilgrave on “Jessica Jones,” Alec Hardy on “Broadchurch” and Barty Crouch Jr. in “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.” Oh, and he’s the Doctor. He’s a Time Lord. He’s from the planet Gallifrey in the constellation of Kasterborous. He’s 903 years old, and he’s the man who’s gonna save your lives and all six billion people on the planet below. You got a problem with that? Moderated by Liz Prugh (PureFandom.com).

  • Saturday, Jan. 6, 20182:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    cosplay on a budget

    There's always talk about how cosplay is expensive, and that can scare people away! Join Wizard World guest cosplayer Canvas Cosplay in this interactive cosplay Q&A, where you will learn tips and tricks from this professional cosplayer on how to cosplay on a budget!  Because every fan CAN cosplay!

  • Saturday, Jan. 6, 20182:30 PM - 3:15 PM location: Room 291

    become a published writer: from concept to under contract

    Today, there are even more ways to enter the world of books and publishing, but where should one start? Find out what really makes a page-turning story so gripping and what avenue is right for you! How do you wrangle a writing contract, snag an agent, or choose a publishing avenue? Genese Davis (The Holder's Dominion), Joshua Robertson (Melkorka: The Kaelandur Series) and Bill Loehfelm (The Devil's Muse: A Maureen Coughlin Novel) will divulge how to best navigate the often confusing waters of the writing and publishing world. Panelists will share their insider experiences for their genres including tips and tricks for creating stories that captivate!

  • Saturday, Jan. 6, 20182:30 PM - 3:15 PM location: ROOM 288

    q&a with the o.g. bulma, tiffany vollmer

    Come join Dragonball's orginial Bulma voice actress, Tiffany Vollmer! Bring your questions and get some answers!

  • Saturday, Jan. 6, 20183:00 PM - 3:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    creators & social media with ohmysophii

    Creators and social media go hand in hand in today’s community. We discuss the ways social media has brought our world cosplay community together, changed the face of cosplay and good practices for your professional pages.This Q&A format panel encourages audience participation and incorporates guest panelists that range from cosplayers and cosplay photographers to prop masters, conventions heads and others who have experience and opinions on how social media effects the community today. *PURCHASE TICKETS FOR A MASTER WORKSHOP ONLINE*

  • Saturday, Jan. 6, 20183:00 PM - 3:45 PM location: New Orleans Theater

    welcome to the fang club: a conversation with ian somerhalder

    He's your favorite hunky vampire, but shhh - we won't tell James Marsters if you don't! The man behind Damon Salvatore from The CW's "The Vampire Diaries" and Boon Carlyle on “Lost” is here to take your questions and talk about being really, really, really ridiculously good looking. Moderated by Lindi Smith (PureFandom.com).

  • Saturday, Jan. 6, 20183:00 PM - 3:45 PM location: Room 295

    the women of sci-fi: a conversation with charisma carpenter and holly marie combs

    The actresses behind Cordelia from “Buffy” and “Angel” and Piper from "Charmed" are here to take your questions about the enduring popularity of your favorite legendary sci-fi shows and the importance of strong female characters in the genre.. Moderated by Liz Prugh (PureFandom.com).

  • Saturday, Jan. 6, 20183:30 PM - 4:15 PM location: Room 288

    stand out and break in: entertainment careers

    How do you stand out and break in to creative careers? Whether you're a writer, visual artist, musician, game designer or sculptor, this panel is sure to fill your career "tool-box" with practical tools and advice to springboard you toward landing your dream career. Hear from our special guest speakers Genese Davis (The Holder's Dominion), Jonathan Jones (Jonesbridge Media) and Alex Wer (The Pumpkin Geek) as they divulge their secrets for creating original content and making a career out of it! They will share their insider experiences and divulge the minute details that unexpectedly led to their professional careers in entertainment. Attendees will have a chance to win a free pumpkin carved by The Pumpkin Geek himself, Alex Wer!

  • Saturday, Jan. 6, 20183:30 PM - 5:00 PM location: Room 286

    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 New Orleans!

  • Saturday, Jan. 6, 20183:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: Room 291

    comix: beyond the comic book pages: screening of feature documentary and q&a

    Come join us for a screening of the award winning feature documentary COMIX: Beyond the Comic Book Pages. It’s a film all about comic books, and the phenomenon surrounding them that features some of the greatest talent in the industry like Stan Lee (Spiderman, X-Men, Fantastic Four), Frank Miller (Sin City, Batman,300), Neal Adams (Batman, X-Men, Green Lantern/Green Arrow), Mark Waid (Kingdom Come, Superman, JLA), John Romita Jr. (Amazing Spiderman, Uncanny X-Men), Marc Silvestri (Image Comics/Top Cow Productions), Todd McFarlane (Spawn) and many more!  COMIX also features tons of fans, many dressed in costumes, talking cosplay, and their love for the art form. Join director Michael Valentine and special guests after this fun, informative and inspirational screening for a Q&A and giveaways.

  • Saturday, Jan. 6, 20184:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: New Orleans Theater

    archenemies: a conversation with gotham’s robin lord taylor & david mazouz

    Wizard World New Orleans, you’re not going to want to miss this Q&A with the stars of Gotham, your favorite superhero guilty pleasure. We’ve got the actors behind the Penguin and Bruce Wayne, and they’re ready to answer your questions. Moderated by Liz Prugh (PureFandom.com).

  • Saturday, Jan. 6, 20184:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: Room 295

    boy meets world meets wizard world: a conversation with will friedle & rider strong

    Come hang with Rider and Will as they talk about growing up on tv, behind-the-scenes shenanigans and “Boy Meets World’s” lasting pop culture impact! Moderated by Youtuber RealBreakingNate.

  • Saturday, Jan. 6, 20184:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    drawing disney with clinton hobart

    DRAWING DISNEY WITH CLINTON HOBART

  • Saturday, Jan. 6, 20184:30 PM - 5:15 PM location: Room 288

    cosplay in character - captain k and princess morgan

    Moderated by SAG/AFTRA actor Karl Brevik and professional cosplayer Princess Morgan, 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, Jan. 6, 20184:30 PM - 6:00 PM location: Room 283

    creators and social media workshop

    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

    Purchase Tickets Here!

  • Saturday, Jan. 6, 20185:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: Room 295

    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. In 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 between Batman and 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 we mention…..PRIZES!

  • Saturday, Jan. 6, 20185:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    basic training

    TEN HUT!!  So, you wanna be a top notch comic creator — well it’s not all comic cons and splash pages!!  Being one of the greats takes DISCIPLINE and we’re here to serve you heaping helpings of what it takes to hone your skills to pro levels!  Grab your gear and let’s get to it — we’re gonna make your portfolio STRONG!

  • Saturday, Jan. 6, 20185:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: Room 288

    evil from outer space! the villains of sci-fi

    Heroes are only as good as the villains they face, and over the years we've been treated to some fantastic sci-fi villains on screen. From Darth Vader, the Terminator and HAL to Agent Smith, the Borg and the Demogorgon these villains have stolen scenes, made us hide behind our popcorn and even made some of us root for them. Join SciFiActorAppearances.com's Eric LeBlanc and company as we look at the great villains throughout sci-fi, discuss what makes us love or hate them and find out why sometimes we (as in humanity) make the best sci-fi villain.

  • Saturday, Jan. 6, 20186:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: Room 295

    doctor who ultimate fan panel

    What’s that noise?! It’s the sound of the TARDIS! Liz and Lindi, creators of PureFandom.com bring you the ultimate 'Doctor Who’ fan panel. They'll have awesome prizes and giveaways, plus a chance for you to share your love for your favorite Doctor. Follow @Pure_Fandom on Twitter and Instagram to get a sneak peek of prizes!

  • Saturday, Jan. 6, 20186:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    sketch battle

    Get ready for a THRILLING exhibition featuring TWO artist alley illustrators going head-to-head in a #BattleForTheCrowd art challenge!  You pick the characters —YOU pick the winner — and the prize: A chance to face off against one our guest artists!!  3 will enter — BUT ONLY ONE CAN WIN!!

  • Saturday, Jan. 6, 20186:00 PM - 7:30 PM location: Room 286

    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 New Orleans!

  • Saturday, Jan. 6, 20186:30 PM - 7:15 PM location: Room 288

    the anthropology of star trek

    Join us for an in-depth discussion about the anthropological themes in the Star Trek universe including politics, religion and social problems. A brief discussion on the subculture of fandom is also included along with the cultural impact of Star Trek and the exploration of Trek as a futuristic mythos. Door prizes will be given away!

  • Saturday, Jan. 6, 20186:30 PM - 7:15 PM location: Room 291

    yokai girls gone wild

    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, Jan. 6, 20187:00 PM - 9:00 PM location: NEW ORLEANS THEATER

    wizard world costume contest

    Hosted by our very own superheroes Victor Dandridge and Captain K, 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 (Sponsored by Shield Labs), Best Male/Female Heroes, Best Male/Female Villains, Best Group and Best Anime (Prize Package Sponsored by RightStufAnime.com)!

    Anyone interested in participating can sign-up at the Shield Labs Booth #211 inside the exhibition floor on Saturday. Registration closes at 5PM! We’ll see you there! (Recommended for ages 13+)

  • Saturday, Jan. 6, 20188:00 PM - 8:45 PM location: Room 288

    the end of the world is only the beginning: preparing for the zombie apocalypse

    Are you prepared for the Zombie Apocalypse? Several government agencies (including the US Centers for Disease Control) have used the Zombie Apocalypse as a fun and interesting way to teach people about the need to be prepared for any disaster - be it zombie invasion, earthquake, hurricane, terrorism or epidemic, such as the Zika virus. Disaster planning expert Dr. Robert Collins, Professor of Urban Studies and Public Policy at Dillard University, will provide an entertaining analysis of the popularity of the Zombie Apocalypse in movies, TV, and popular culture, and conclude by giving you tips on what plans you need to make, and which items you need to have in your kit, to survive the apocalypse (or whatever disaster you might face.)  

  • Sunday, Jan. 7, 201811:00 AM - 11:45 AM location: Creative Stage

    jam comics

    A mix of visual jazz and the childhood game, “Telephone” — Jam Comics are a favorite exercise of the indie comics crowd!  Watch as our collection of creators dare to tell a cohesive narrative, in an assembly-line roundtable ON THE SPOT!  No prep, no planning — just pure creativity!

  • Sunday, Jan. 7, 201811:00 AM - 12:30 PM location: Room 283

    learn to play pokemon

    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. 
     
    Show wristband required for attendance

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  • Sunday, Jan. 7, 201811:00 AM - 12:30 PM location: Room 286

    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 New Orleans!

  • Sunday, Jan. 7, 201811:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: Room 291

    trailer park: kid's day edition

    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.

  • Sunday, Jan. 7, 201811:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: Room 288

    american anime: the ultimate oxymoron

    "Western Anime" has long been considered an oxymoron - anime is Japanese, so how can Western nations lay claim to it? But in the contemporary world, these lines blur more and more. This panel explores two different lines of thinking: inspirations that draw from anime style of Japanese visual culture, and the outright adaptation of style found in series like Avatar, Teen Titans GO!, Neo Yokio, and the recent live-action Death Note.

  • Sunday, Jan. 7, 201812:00 PM - 12:30 PM location: Room 295

    jumping the shark: a conversation with happy days’ henry winkler

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

  • Sunday, Jan. 7, 201812:00 PM - 12:45 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!

  • Sunday, Jan. 7, 201812:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: Room 288

    geektastic careers in videogames

    The video games industry is a growing platform teeming with viable avenues for geektastic careers including design, production, art, programming, human relations, public relations, and even podcasting, journalism, columns, and literary writing! Join this discussion with Genese Davis (The Holder's Dominion) and Alex Wer (The Pumpkin Geek) as they divulge their experiences in video games and the ins and outs to producing quality and unique content.

  • Sunday, Jan. 7, 201812:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: Room 291

    j. jonah jameson against the crowd

    J. Jonah Jameson comes to New Orleans and, surprise: he hates Spider-Man. Jameson joins us with 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 at this Daily Bugle press conference and 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.

  • Sunday, Jan. 7, 20181:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: Room 295

    a kim possible reunion: a conversation with christie carlson romano & will friedle

    What’s the sitch, Wizard World Nola? The talented voice actors behind Kim Possible and Ron Stoppable are here to dish about what made this seminal animated series so special, and what they’ve been doing since. Booyah! Moderated by Youtuber RealBreakingNate.

  • Sunday, Jan. 7, 20181:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    let’s get dirty: distressing & weathering in cosplay

    Join OhMySophii in a panel while discussing multiple techniques in which cosplayers can achieve the weather-worn, battle damaged look in their costumes. It is a panel that is equal parts demonstration and Q&A, with physical examples for the audience to look at up close. This panel is suitable for everyone from beginner on up.

  • Sunday, Jan. 7, 20181:00 PM - 2:30 PM location: Room 286

    sci-fi speed dating

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

  • Sunday, Jan. 7, 20181:00 PM - 3:00 PM location: Room 283

    introduction to molding/casting

    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! 
     
    Show admission required for admission

    Purchase Tickets Here!

  • Sunday, Jan. 7, 20181:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: Room 291

    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 PureFandom.com founders Lindi Smith and Liz Prugh for Harry Potter news, 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!

  • Sunday, Jan. 7, 20181:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: Room 288

    comic creator quiz show

    Calling all comic lovers! Test your knowledge of comicdom alongside your favorite comic creators in this exciting game show panel.

  • Sunday, Jan. 7, 20182:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    drawing disney with clinton hobart

    DRAWING DISNEY WITH CLINTON HOBART

  • Sunday, Jan. 7, 20182:00 PM - 3:00 PM location: Room 295

    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!

  • Sunday, Jan. 7, 20182:30 PM - 3:15 PM location: Room 291

    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), Tom Cook (Saturday Morning Cartoons) and Greg Herren (Garden District Gothic) as they divulge their experience when creating worlds and storytelling. Discover the routine, environment, and even networking and collaborative solutions that can bolster creativity and help you complete your artistic endeavors during this fantastic discussion!

  • Sunday, Jan. 7, 20183:30 PM - 4:30 PM location: Room 286

    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 New Orleans!