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Philadelphia

May 17, 18, 19, 20, 2018

PENNSYLVANIA CONVENTION CENTER

1101 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Philadelphia

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Past Celebrity Guests

Sebastian Stan

Sebastian Stan

Saturday - Sunday
Captain America Franchise [Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier]

Sebastian Stan

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday
Captain America Franchise [Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier]

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Elijah Wood

Elijah Wood

Saturday - Sunday
The Lord of the Rings TrilogyThe Hobbit

Elijah Wood

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday
The Lord of the Rings TrilogyThe Hobbit

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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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Natalie Dormer

Natalie Dormer

Saturday - Sunday
Game of ThronesThe Tudors

Natalie Dormer

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday
Game of ThronesThe Tudors

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Sean Bean

Sean Bean

Saturday - Sunday
The Lord of the RingsGame Of Thrones

Sean Bean

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday
The Lord of the RingsGame Of Thrones

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Jon Bernthal

Jon Bernthal

Sunday
The Punisher

Jon Bernthal

Celebrity Guests

Sunday
The Punisher

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Jason Moore

Jason Moore

Sunday
The Punisher

Jason Moore

Celebrity Guests

Sunday
The Punisher

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Karl Urban

Karl Urban

Saturday - Sunday
Thor: RagnarokThe Lord of the Rings TrilogyStar TrekDredd

Karl Urban

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday
Thor: RagnarokThe Lord of the Rings TrilogyStar TrekDredd

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Stephen Amell

Stephen Amell

Friday
Arrow

Stephen Amell

Celebrity Guests

Friday
Arrow

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David Ramsey

David Ramsey

Thursday - Friday
ArrowDexter

David Ramsey

Celebrity Guests

Thursday - Friday
ArrowDexter

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Rick Gonzalez

Rick Gonzalez

Thursday - Friday
ArrowBonesOld SchoolCoach Carter

Rick Gonzalez

Celebrity Guests

Thursday - Friday
ArrowBonesOld SchoolCoach Carter

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Ezra Miller

Ezra Miller

Saturday - Sunday
The FlashJustice League

Ezra Miller

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday
The FlashJustice League

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Ray Fisher

Ray Fisher

Friday - Sunday
Justice LeagueBatman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Ray Fisher

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
Justice LeagueBatman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

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Sean Astin

Sean Astin

Saturday - Sunday
The Lord of the RingsStranger Things 2

Sean Astin

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday
The Lord of the RingsStranger Things 2

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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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Ted DiBiase

Ted DiBiase

Friday - Sunday
Wrestler

Ted DiBiase

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
Wrestler

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Bubba Ray Dudley

Bubba Ray Dudley

Friday - Saturday
Wrestler

Bubba Ray Dudley

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Saturday
Wrestler

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James Ellsworth

James Ellsworth

Sunday
Wrestler

James Ellsworth

Celebrity Guests

Sunday
Wrestler

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Velvet Sky

Velvet Sky

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

Velvet Sky

Celebrity Guests

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

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Kelly Kelly

Kelly Kelly

Friday - Sunday
Wrestler

Kelly Kelly

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
Wrestler

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Joonas Suotamo

Joonas Suotamo

Saturday - Sunday
Star Wars: The Force AwakensStar Wars: The Last JediSolo: A Star Wars Story

Joonas Suotamo

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday
Star Wars: The Force AwakensStar Wars: The Last JediSolo: A Star Wars Story

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Joe Flanigan

Joe Flanigan

Saturday - Sunday
Stargate: Atlantis

Joe Flanigan

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday
Stargate: Atlantis

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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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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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Michael Rosenbaum

Michael Rosenbaum

Saturday - Sunday
SmallvilleThe Justice League

Michael Rosenbaum

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday
SmallvilleThe Justice League

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Henry Winkler

Henry Winkler

Thursday - Sunday
Happy Days

Henry Winkler

Celebrity Guests

Thursday - Sunday
Happy Days

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Charisma Carpenter

Charisma Carpenter

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

Charisma Carpenter

Celebrity Guests

Thursday - 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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Brian Krause

Brian Krause

Friday - Sunday
Charmed

Brian Krause

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
Charmed

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Drew Fuller

Drew Fuller

Friday - Sunday
Charmed

Drew Fuller

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
Charmed

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Thomas Ian Nicholas

Thomas Ian Nicholas

Thursday - Sunday
Rookie of the YearAmerican Pie

Thomas Ian Nicholas

Celebrity Guests

Thursday - Sunday
Rookie of the YearAmerican Pie

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Chris Parson

Chris Parson

Friday - Sunday
Overwatch [Junkrat]Final Fantasy XV

Chris Parson

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
Overwatch [Junkrat]Final Fantasy XV

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Lucie Pohl

Lucie Pohl

Friday - Sunday
Overwatch [Mercy]

Lucie Pohl

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
Overwatch [Mercy]

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Gaku Space

Gaku Space

Friday - Sunday
Overwatch [Genji]

Gaku Space

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
Overwatch [Genji]

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Jen Cohn

Jen Cohn

Saturday - Sunday
Overwatch [Pharah]

Jen Cohn

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday
Overwatch [Pharah]

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Arryn Zech

Arryn Zech

Thursday - Sunday
RWBYRed vs. Blue

Arryn Zech

Thursday - Sunday
RWBYRed vs. Blue

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Jen Brown

Jen Brown

Thursday - Sunday
RWBYRed vs. Blue DCU Online

Jen Brown

Celebrity Guests

Thursday - Sunday
RWBYRed vs. Blue DCU Online

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Erica Schroeder

Erica Schroeder

Thursday - Sunday
PokemonYu-Gi-Oh

Erica Schroeder

Celebrity Guests

Thursday - Sunday
PokemonYu-Gi-Oh

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Bill Bryan Artist

Bill Bryan Artist

Thursday - Sunday

Bill Bryan Artist

Artists & Creators

Thursday - Sunday

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Brendon and Brian Fraim

Brendon and Brian Fraim

Thursday - Sunday

Brendon and Brian Fraim

Artists & Creators

Thursday - Sunday

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Death Of Color

Death Of Color


Death Of Color

Artists & Creators

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Elaina Unger

Elaina Unger


Elaina Unger

Artists & Creators

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JaCo Tartaruga

JaCo Tartaruga

Thursday - Sunday

JaCo Tartaruga

Artists & Creators

Thursday - Sunday

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Jen Taylor

Jen Taylor


Jen Taylor

Artists & Creators

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Moonphire Design - Elayna Turner

Moonphire Design - Elayna Turner


Moonphire Design - Elayna Turner

Artists & Creators

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Nate Michaels Art

Nate Michaels Art


Nate Michaels Art

Artists & Creators

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Nick Fasnacht Illustration & Design

Nick Fasnacht Illustration & Design


Nick Fasnacht Illustration & Design

Artists & Creators

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PrimaDiana

PrimaDiana


PrimaDiana

Artists & Creators

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Tellest - Mike DeAngelo

Tellest - Mike DeAngelo


Tellest - Mike DeAngelo

Artists & Creators

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HB Comics

HB Comics


HB Comics

Retailers

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Range Family Comics and Collectibles

Range Family Comics and Collectibles


Range Family Comics and Collectibles

Retailers

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Weirdkidatskool Toys and Collectibles

Weirdkidatskool Toys and Collectibles


Weirdkidatskool Toys and Collectibles

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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  • Thursday, May. 17, 20185:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    line. shape. object

    Drawing demonstration with Victor Dandridge

  • Thursday, May. 17, 20185:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: Room 123

    wizard world pitchfest: how to pitch your idea

    Are you looking for tips on pitching an idea to publishers and studios? Join Fredrick Jones (Saturday AM), professional YouTuber Brent "Brentalfloss" Black and Mike Dolce ("The Sire," "Descendant") as they discuss their experiences pitching their own ideas in mediums including film, tv, video games, books and comics.

  • Thursday, May. 17, 20185:00 PM - 6:30 PM location: Room TBD

    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. 

    Purchase Tickets Here!

  • Thursday, May. 17, 20185:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: Room 126AB

    the last nerd standing

    Come join the Longbox guys for a fast paced audience participation game show where fabulous and not so fabulous prizes are given to "The Last Nerd Standing"!  Audience members stand or raise a hand to play, a question is asked and everyone shouts out the answer at the same time, if you get it right you keep going, if you get it wrong you sit down!  Prizes are given in multiple categories and everyone will have multiple chances to play along!

  • Thursday, May. 17, 20186:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    upperdeck sketch card session

    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.

  • Thursday, May. 17, 20186:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: Room 123

    beginning to cosplay and cospostivity

    The panel will discuss neat tricks on how to create great cosplays for beginners and intermediate sewing skill level, how to do it on a budget and how topics such as body image, anxiety, commissions vs. creating, and etc. can make a beginner nervous when there's no need to be. It also promotes cospositivity - stressing the importance to cosplay from the heart whoever you want whenever you want; having acceptance to all sizes, colors, genders & skill level. Spreading how important it is to be kind to all cosplayers, their brave enough to cosplay, put a lot of thought into it & do it out of the love for a fandom/character.  We all love something, let’s support each other, appreciate the craft, creativity & hard work that goes into cosplay; but most of all let’s have fun.

  • Thursday, May. 17, 20186:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: Room 125

    running rpg’s for new players

    Whether you're looking to expand your gaming group or bring an entirely new group into the tabletop RPG hobby, Captain Mike has some tips and techniques for making the process as smooth as possible.  Is it better to integrate new players into an existing gaming group or start them on their own? How should game mechanics be presented to a newcomer? What makes a potential gamer leave - or stay? Captain Mike addresses these topics and more.

  • Thursday, May. 17, 20186:30 PM - 7:15 PM location: Room 126AB

    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 YouTubers RealBreakingNate and Brentalfloss as they break 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!

  • Thursday, May. 17, 20187:00 PM - 7:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    worbla demo with princess morgan

    Learn worbla basics with Official Wizard World Cosplayer Princess Morgan.

  • Thursday, May. 17, 20187:00 PM - 7:45 PM location: Room 123

    make a nerdy living

    Follow your passion and you will never work a day in your life." You hear many versions of that idea, but what does it really take to make a living following your passions? Is it about persistence, determination, talent, skill, or who you know? Dr. Travis Langley (Star Trek Psychology: The Mental Frontier; Doctor Who Psychology: A Madman with a Box) asks a panel of experts how they brought their passions and their professional pursuits together to try to make a nerdy living. Find out how you can actually get paid for nerdy passions that range from live-streaming video, prop making, crafting, writing, and even cosplay. 

  • Thursday, May. 17, 20187:00 PM - 7:45 PM location: Room 125

    the first anime

    Its Astro Boy, right? That series from 1963 that brought television animation to life and would go on to start the medium we call anime. Wait, it’s NOT? This panel explores animation in Japan from 1917 to 1963, when the first commercial productions appeared, tested the boundaries of the medium, were thrown back after the war, and evolved into the landmark shows of that first groundbreaking year.

  • Thursday, May. 17, 20187:30 PM - 8:30 PM location: Room 126AB

    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, May. 18, 20181:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    how to draw the marvel way: subject wolverine with steve geiger (creative stage)

    Snikt!

  • Friday, May. 18, 20181:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: Room 126AB

    brentalfloss presents "use your words: live!"

    Join YouTube comedian Brent "Brentalfloss" Black and a bunch of awesome Wizard World guests as they play the party game "Use Your Words" and compete for the biggest laughs. And don't forget to bring your own sense of humor because audience participation is all part of the fun!

  • Friday, May. 18, 20181:00 PM - 2:00 PM location: Room 124

    saturday am pitch sessions

    Saturday AM's popular online critique shows on YOUTUBE are coming to WIZARD WORLD PHILLY. Want brutally honest, informative, and fun feedback? Bring your portfolios and present them to us.

  • Friday, May. 18, 20181:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: Room 123

    cosplay for a cause

    Learn about fundraising, hospital visits, and other various ways you can turn the hobby you love into a charitable act of love with Riddle, Knightmage and Captain K.

  • Friday, May. 18, 20181:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: Room 125

    get off your couch and make your own comic!

    Join Mike Dean and Tim Radecki, creators of the independent comic book “Super-Bud”,  as they discuss how to break into the comics industry with Keith Foster (Kodoja) and Mostafa Moussa (DC, Marvel, Image, IDW).   From how to form a creative team, to digital and print work, and how to use crowd-funding, these experts will share tips they’ve learned over the years to help you go from reading comics to creating your own!

  • Friday, May. 18, 20181:30 PM - 3:30 PM location: Room TBD

    introduction to worbla workshop with princess morgan

    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!

  • Friday, May. 18, 20182:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    comic draw presents: whyt manga art tips

    The popular artist of Saturday AM's APPLE BLACK and star of the HIT Youtube channel, Whyt Manga TV - will use his iPad Pro to showcase three of his most requested tips and will answer any questions from the audience.

  • Friday, May. 18, 20182:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: Room 126AB

    the armchair wizards’ massive on-stage live action role playing game show

    The Armchair Wizards' Massive Multiplayer On-Stage Live Action Role Playing Game Show (MMOLARPGS for short) is a smash-hit improvisational comedy stage show that brings audience members up on stage to participate in a parodic game of Dungeons and Dragons!

    Fun for all ages to watch, 18+ to participate.

    Timotheus the Orange and his co-host Joshua the Sage will make up a completely improvised campaign consisting entirely of boss battles based off of YOUR suggestions!  The audience volunteers will take turns attempting to defeat the bosses using anything within their nerd imagination. Their action's success is determined by rolling our GIANT 20-SIDED DICE. Have you seen these things? Huge. Rolling higher than the wizards will result in glory, triumph, and perhaps even self-esteem! Failure results in their unwilling acquisition of SHAME LOOT, which is a silly prop randomly pulled from a large sack to signify their damage. Failing twice in a game will initiate a character's 30-second death scene, where they will dramatically re-join the audience and allow a new player to take their spot. How do you win? No one wins the MMOLARPGS! You can only "Suck the Least". At the end of the time limit, whoever has been determined to suck the least at Armchair Wizards will receive a fabulous* prize!

  • Friday, May. 18, 20182:00 PM - 3:30 PM location: Room 310

    heroic posing workshop with hendo art (additional ticket required)

    Join our heroic posing workshop to refine your cosplay techniques with a hands-on training session and photoshoot! Join Hendo as she gives you tips on posing while Nerdy Pictures takes some shots of YOU in your heroic cosplay! While this workshop will focus on Spider-Man cosplay posing, tons of hero styles are covered and all heroes or all ages are welcome! Please come cosplay ready so you can go home with AWESOME pictures of YOU!

  • Friday, May. 18, 20182:30 PM - 3:15 PM location: Room 123

    mob culture to pop culture

    Christian Cipollini (crime comic writer and mob history author) will talk about how early American gangsters like Lucky Luciano inspired pop-culture through pulp novels, Hollywood cinema, television, and comic books.

  • Friday, May. 18, 20182:30 PM - 3:15 PM location: Room 125

    hayao miyazaki: a storyteller’s journey by charles dunbar

    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, May. 18, 20183:00 PM - 3:30 PM location: Room 126AB

    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!

  • Friday, May. 18, 20183:00 PM - 3:45 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!

  • Friday, May. 18, 20183:30 PM - 4:15 PM location: Room 123

    supernatural: the road so far

    Two brothers in an Impala carry on killing monsters and hunting things in a never-ending road trip. AsSupernatural season 13 comes to its close, Drs. Travis Langley and Lynn Zubernis (Supernatural Psychology: Roads Less Traveled; Family Don't End with Blood) lead a discussion and celebration of why fans love the Winchesters so much. How do the characters' fictional pains and triumphs relate to real human behavior? What does passion for this show say about the fans themselves? And where might the road take us all in season 14?

  • Friday, May. 18, 20183:30 PM - 4:15 PM location: Room 125

    dark knights of the roundtable: 10 years of the mcu

    Spinning out of the EVERYTHING IS AWESOME podcast, Kevin M. Gallagher, Jr sits with a panel of pop culture enthusiasts (comic book writers / artists, podcasters, comedians and more) to discuss TEN years of the MCU. It all started with IRON MAN On May 2nd, 2008, and it culminates with AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR. The panel will discuss, and perhaps SPOIL (you’ve been warned!), the films that make up the MCU, what they loved, what they could have done without, and what they're hoping for. Includes a Q&A with the audience.

  • Friday, May. 18, 20184:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    scripts to panels with mike watson

    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.

  • Friday, May. 18, 20184:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: Room 126AB

    disney trivia against thomas ian nicholas

    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!

  • Friday, May. 18, 20184:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: Room 124

    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.

  • Friday, May. 18, 20184:00 PM - 5:30 PM location: Room TBD

    introduction to sculpting with shield labs

    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!

  • Friday, May. 18, 20184:30 PM - 5:15 PM location: Room 123

    stupid supervillains and why we love them

    Not every super villain is a Doctor Doom or Joker, some are Stilt man, or the Condiment King.  Some of the dumbest super villains have garnered a following and have even made big come backs.  In this panel we talk about many of these would be world conquerors and why they did or did not catch on.  We will also have plenty of time to put audience favorites up on the screen and talk about what makes for a memorable super foe.

  • Friday, May. 18, 20184:30 PM - 5:15 PM location: Room 125

    nerdprov

    Laugh Your Asgard Off with improvisers from ComedySportz Philadelphia, 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, May. 18, 20185:00 PM - 5:45 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, May. 18, 20185:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: Terrace Ballroom

    hold my quiver: a conversation with stephen amell

    Join the Conversation!

  • Friday, May. 18, 20185:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: Room 126AB

    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, May. 18, 20185:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: Room 123

    diversity in manga

    Saturday AM presents a popular showcase of manga's history and its' increasing popularity despite a glaring lack of diversity. We show you WHY DIVERSITY can help you tell better stories and HOW to do it. A lively discussion for everyone!

  • Friday, May. 18, 20185:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: Room 125

    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!

  • Friday, May. 18, 20186:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: Room 126AB

    +2 comedy stand-up comedy spectacular

    Exactly what it says on the tin.  Geek stand-up, with a Q&A afterwards to answer your most burning questions and settle your least amicable debates.  Would Samus beat Lara Croft in a fight? Goku or Superman? Green Lanterns: Who Wore it Best? The sky’s the limit- the Cobra Kai of geek comedy will tackle any query your heart desires.

  • Friday, May. 18, 20186:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: Room 124

    cosplay 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, May. 19, 201811:00 AM - 12:00 PM location: Room 124

    saturday am pitch sessions

    Saturday AM's popular online critique shows on YOUTUBE are coming to WIZARD WORLD PHILLY. Want brutally honest, informative, and fun feedback? Bring your portfolios and present them to us.

  • Saturday, May. 19, 201811:00 AM - 1:00 PM location: TBD

    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! 

    Purchase Tickets Here!

  • Saturday, May. 19, 201811:15 AM - 12:00 PM location: Terrace Ballroom

    longing. rusted. seventeen. daybreak….you get the picture: a conversation with the winter soldier, sebastian stan

    Join the CONversation!

  • Saturday, May. 19, 201811:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: Room 123

    the art of stage fighting

    Learn the process of Star Wars fight choreography with the Rogue Alliance!

  • Saturday, May. 19, 201811:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: Room 125

    cosplay in character

    Moderated by SAG/AFTRA actor Karl Brevik (Captain K) and professional cosplayers Princess Morgan and Knightmage, 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, May. 19, 201812:00 PM - 12:45 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.

  • Saturday, May. 19, 201812:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: Room 126AB

    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, May. 19, 201812:15 PM - 1:00 PM location: Terrace Ballroom

    women of pop culture

    Join Holly Marie Combs (Charmed), Charisma Carpenter (Buffy), Pom Klementieff (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol2), as they share stories and answer your questions about being a woman in the male dominated industry that is Pop Culture.

  • Saturday, May. 19, 201812:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: Room 123

    the history of voltron

    Take five space explorers, add a dash of royalty and a pinch of humor, stir well and form Voltron. This panel will take a look at the history of the franchise. From its beginnings in 1981 to the reboot that’s taking the fandom by storm. Plus, all the versions in between. So activate those interlocks, connect your dynotherms, make sure your infracels are up, and point your mega-thrusters to go.

  • Saturday, May. 19, 201812:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: Room 125

    breaking into comics in the social media age

    Having trouble breaking into the comics and pop culture industry? Are publishers and editors ignoring your pitches? Did your last Kickstarter campaign fail to reach the threshold?  Learn how to flip the switch and bring your audience to you by becoming an Influencer. Featuring accomplished writer, artist and podcaster Michael Dolce (Zenescope, Image Comics and host of Secrets of the Sire) and public relations expert Tom Martin with over 25 years in the field working with “Good Morning America,” NBC News and more, this panel will teach you how to build your platform, find your audience and lay the groundwork for your amazing creations.

  • Saturday, May. 19, 20181:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    how to draw the marvel way: subject spider-man with steve geiger

    Thwip!

  • Saturday, May. 19, 20181:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: Room 126AB

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

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  • Saturday, May. 19, 20181:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: Terrace Ballroom

    you can’t take the sky from me, a conversation with jewel staite

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  • Saturday, May. 19, 20181:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: Room 123

    saving people, discussing things: a supernatural fan panel

    Join YouTuber Alana King and author Lynn Zubernis for a panel centered around the popular TV show: Supernatural. We’ll be chatting about season 13, the potential Wayward Sisters spinoff, and the power of the Supernatural fandom as a force for good. Attendees will also get the chance to participate in a round of Supernaturalyes or no trivia, with some awesome prizes picked out for the winner! If you’re a Supernatural fan, this is a panel you won’t want to miss.

  • Saturday, May. 19, 20181:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: Room 125

    supervillain psychology: a walk on the dark side

    Every great superhero faces a rogues gallery full of colorful supervillains. What makes a great supervillain? How evil do they have to be? Do they resemble real criminals in any way? Are they truly insane or just having fun? Dr. Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight) assembles of super-team of experts to explore what it means to be a supervillain and what kind of person could become one.

  • Saturday, May. 19, 20181:30 PM - 3:00 PM location: Room TBD

    intro to improv workshop

    Ever see Who's Line is it Anyway? or Wild 'N Out and think I can do that? Truth is, you probably can. Join improviser and coach, Mike Gregorek, and get your feet wet in the art of short form improvisation. This workshop will feature group exercises, improv games, and an intro to improv performance. No experience required, but bring it if you have it. Mike is has trained at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York and is a current owner and performer at ComedySportz New York City. 

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  • Saturday, May. 19, 20181:30 PM - 3:30 PM location: Room TBD

    introduction to worbla workshop with princess morgan

    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, May. 19, 20182:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    saturday am presents: fire art league battle

    Get the first glimpse of our upcoming ART LEAGUE as two Saturday AM artists go Mano-A-Mano with a set time limit to produce the BEST FAN ART (one person on traditional paper and another on an iPad)! FUN FOR EVERYONE - audience participation and prizes are included!

  • Saturday, May. 19, 20182:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: Room 126AB

    brentalfloss presents "use your words: live!"

    Join YouTube comedian Brent "Brentalfloss" Black and a bunch of awesome Wizard World guests as they play the party game "Use Your Words" and compete for the biggest laughs. And don't forget to bring your own sense of humor because audience participation is all part of the fun!

  • Saturday, May. 19, 20182:30 PM - 3:15 PM location: Room 123

    comics in the classroom

    Comic books and graphic novels are a great way to engage students in all subjects and levels.  Not only do they serve as a perfect hook, but they also help to teach 21st Century skills (such as hypertext reading) create analytical readers and writers, and provide a window into the changing global society around us.  Tim Smyth is a high school social studies teacher of over 15 years and holds a Masters of Science degree as a Reading Specialist. During this session, you will be walked through established lesson plans that can be integrated into all subjects and levels.

  • Saturday, May. 19, 20182:30 PM - 3:15 PM location: Room 125

    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, May. 19, 20182:45 PM - 3:30 PM location: Terrace Ballroom

    unite the league: a conversation with justice league’s ezra miller and ray fisher

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  • Saturday, May. 19, 20183:00 PM - 3:45 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 Hendo Art

  • Saturday, May. 19, 20183:00 PM - 3:45 PM location: Room 126AB

    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.

  • Saturday, May. 19, 20183:30 PM - 4:15 PM location: Room 123

    building a better villain

    Every hero needs a villain, whether it's a super-powered megalomaniac, ancient fire-breathing dragon, or brilliant behind-the-scenes schemer.  But what makes a compelling, unique antagonist and not just another humdrum hurdle for the heroes? How can a gamemaster make a character that their players will love to hate?  Captain Mike dissects villainy and discusses approaches to being the bad guy from plot sketches to perpetrating evil, all to help you build a better villain.

  • Saturday, May. 19, 20183:30 PM - 4:15 PM location: Room 125

    writing compelling science fiction

    Bestselling sci-fi authors Edward Miller and J.B. Manas share tricks of the trade and lead a Q&A discussion around crafting a compelling sci-fi story, including turning an idea into a story; using proven story models; developing memorable and believable characters; building conflict on every page; creating immersive worlds; and more. This session is perfect for current and budding sci-fi authors, screenwriters, comic writers, and anyone interested in the sci-fi storytelling craft, or any genre for that matter.

  • Saturday, May. 19, 20184:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    how to be a pro inker with mostafa moussa

    Join the fun!

  • Saturday, May. 19, 20184:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: Terrace Ballroom

    4:00-4:45pm 1001 ways to die on screen: a conversation with sean bean

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  • Saturday, May. 19, 20184:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: Room 126AB

    the voices in your head: anime edition

    Join Arryn Zech (Blake Belladonna), and Jen Brown (Pyrrha Nikos) from RWBY for an in depth anime voice acting discussion and Q&A!

  • Saturday, May. 19, 20184:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: Room 124

    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 Bound, Water 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, May. 19, 20184:00 PM - 5:00 PM location: Room TBD

    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!”

    Purchase Tickets Here!

  • Saturday, May. 19, 20184:00 PM - 6:00 PM location: Room TBD

    cosplay foam building workshop with knightmage

    Have you ever wanted to learn the fine art of foam crafting? Join Knightmage as he guides you through your first foam build. He will help you by presenting how to build them, answering questions, showing tricks, etc.

    Purchase Tickets Here!

  • Saturday, May. 19, 20184:30 PM - 5:15 PM location: Room 123

    creating cosplay content: patreon, social media, etc!

    Creators and their content go hand in hand in today’s community. We discuss the ways social media outlets have changed the face of cosplay and the good practices you need for your professional pages. This Q&A format panel encourage audience participation and allows Wizard World guest cosplayers to give tips & tricks while explaining their own public content! Join Riddle, Hendo Art and Canvas Cosplay!

  • Saturday, May. 19, 20184:30 PM - 5:15 PM location: Room 125

    batman vs daredevil: dark knight psychology

    Dr. Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight: Daredevil Psychology: The Devil You Know) invites you on a journey through the shadows of Gotham and New York. Two boys, one the heir to a great fortune and the other the son of a struggling boxer, lose parents to violence in dark alleyways and both embark on missions to keep others from suffering the same. Who will be broken by great losses and who will grow stronger? What kind of person actively enters dangerous situations and goes to extraordinary lengths to help others? Why would anybody decide to fight the good fight - and do so dressed as a devil or a bat?!

  • Saturday, May. 19, 20185:00 PM - 5:45 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!

  • Saturday, May. 19, 20185:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: Room 126AB

    game the gamer

    Four Contestants.  Three video games. One prize.  Sounds straightforward, right? But when cheating is encouraged and sabotage is in the rules, the tables can turn at any minute.  Be a part of the fun before the Official YouTube launch.

  • Saturday, May. 19, 20185:15 PM - 6:00 PM location: Terrace Ballroom

    stories from the shire: a conversation with elijah wood, sean astin and billy boyd

    Join the Conversation

  • Saturday, May. 19, 20185:30 PM - 6:00 PM location: Room 125

    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, May. 19, 20185:30 PM - 6:00 PM location: Room 124

    anime vip only meet & greet

    Wizard World Anime VIP badge holders here is your chance to meet, chat and grab a bite with Arryn Zech and Jen Brown

  • Saturday, May. 19, 20185:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: Room 123

    dynamic duo’s: a conversation with dc metal’s greg capullo and jonathan glapion

    Join the DC conversation!

  • Saturday, May. 19, 20186:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: Room 126AB

    plot holes with captain k

    No matter how amazing our favorite fandoms may be, every story has it’s plot holes. Nothing is perfect. But for every legitimate plot hole, there are several plot holes that aren’t as bad as we might think! Are Stormtroopers really that bad at their jobs? Is their armor really worthless? Could someone actually fail to recognize Batman if they’ve met Bruce Wayne? Why would Buzz Lightyear act like a toy when Andy entered the room despite Buzz thinking he wasn’t a toy? How could just about anybody fit into Tony Stark’s armor? Couldn’t Rose have let Jack share her driftwood? Our panel will do their best to fill these plot holes, relying on lore and logic. Those in attendance will get their chance to attack or help defend that logic, and see if our panel can fill your personal favorite plot hole!  

  • Saturday, May. 19, 20186:30 PM - 7:15 PM location: Room 125

    dungeons & dragons & improv

    Join comedians and tried-and-true geeks from Philly's own  CSz Philadelphia  as they play a live Dungeons & Dragons game. These Wizards of the East Coast 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, May. 19, 20187:00 PM - 8:00 PM location: Room 126AB

    dr. horrible’s sing-along blog charity screening with the pennsylvania browncoats

    Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion, and Felicia Day star in Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, an award-winning, 42 minute, musical comedy-drama in three acts. Follow the adventures of Dr. Horrible (Harris), an aspiring super-villain; Captain Hammer (Fillion), his nemesis and corporate tool; and Penny (Day), do-gooder and their shared love interest. Feel free to sing along if you know the words!

    Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog screened by permission from Time Science Blood Club, LLC.  © Time Science Blood Club, LLC. All rights reserved. The Pennsylvania Browncoats are asking for $2 donations at The Pennsylvania Browncoats/Browncoat Ball table (booth 1825) or at the door for admission to the panel.  All proceeds benefit Equality Now.

  • Saturday, May. 19, 20187:30 PM - 9:00 PM location: Terrace Ballroom

    wizard world costume contest

    Hosted by our very own superheroes Victor Dandridge and Mike Gregorek, 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)and Best Gaming Character (Sponsored by Sprint)!

    Anyone interested in participating can sign-up at the SHIELD LABS Booth #2429 inside the exhibition floor on Saturday. Registration closes at 5PM! We’ll see you there! (Recommended for ages 13+)

  • Sunday, May. 20, 201811:00 AM - 12:30 PM location: Room TBD

    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. 

    Purchase Tickets Here!

  • Sunday, May. 20, 201811:00 AM - 12:30 PM

    cosplay body painting workshop with princess morgan

    Have you ever wanted to be blue, green, or anywhere in between? Join cosplayer and professional makeup artist Princess Morgan to learn all about applying and refining face and body paint to last all convention long. All attendees will receive a disc of Mehron Paradise Paint and applicators to apply their face paint together.

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  • Sunday, May. 20, 201811:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: Room 123

    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 the dreamy Victor Dandridge.

  • Sunday, May. 20, 201811:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: Room 125

    economics of comics and manga

    Want to create your own comics? Not sure about finding an artist? Need a printer? Want to find the cheapest supplies? Concerned about marketing? Saturday AM has a unique presentation on how to successfully create your own comics while on a budget.

  • Sunday, May. 20, 201812:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    how to break into comics with mostafa moussa

    Join the Fun!

  • Sunday, May. 20, 201812:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: Room 126AB

    inside of michael rosenbaum

    Michael Rosenbaum (Lex Luthor on Smallville, Buddy Dobbs on Impastor, Martinex on Guardians of the Galaxy II, voice of The Flash on The Justice League) has a podast where he goes inside of other celebrities, here is your chance to go inside Michael Rosenbaum!

  • Sunday, May. 20, 201812:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: Room 123

    wonder woman, black panther, captain marvel: are movie makers finally getting superheroes right?

    After so many years of other superhero movies, Wonder Woman and Black Panther became the highest-grossing movies so far about specific superheroes. What is it about their stories that resonated with audiences worldwide? Will Hollywood learn the right lessons from their success? Can we expect to see more movies about mentally healthy superheroes who really act like heroes? And what does this mean for upcoming films like Captain Marvel? Dr. Travis Langley (Wonder Woman Psychology: Lassoing the Truth; Captain America vs. Iron Man) lead a panel as they wonder where superheroes on the big screen are going next.

  • Sunday, May. 20, 201812:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: Room 125

    j. jonah jameson against the crowd

    J. Jonah Jameson comes to St. Louis 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, May. 20, 20181:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    foam 101

    Come learn the basics on how to use foam to create armor, weapons, props and just about anything you want for your cosplay with Wizard World Cosplay Guest Knightmage.

  • Sunday, May. 20, 20181:00 PM - 2:00 PM location: Room TBD

    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!

    Purchase Tickets Here!

  • Sunday, May. 20, 20181:00 PM - 2:30 PM location: Room TBD

    starting a career in cosplay workshop with canvas cosplay

    In this professional development workshop, Philip Odango of Canvas Cosplay will guide aspiring cosplay entrepreneurs in developing their own custom workplan designed to help them launch their professional pathways in cosplay. Whether it is through modeling, crafting, podcasting, photography or more, participants will be able to walk away with clear next steps toward their cosplay career goals along with a resource packet to take home.

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  • Sunday, May. 20, 20181:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: Room 123

    the believable unbelievable: building fictional worlds that work

    From webcomics to epic novels, world-building is the backbone of sci-fi/fantasy--and it can make or break your story. Join a professional editor and literary coach to discuss what makes a fictional world believable, and how to work that magic in your novels, short stories, and comics. We'll talk about creating authentic alien, fantastic, and futuristic worlds, managing relationships among species, building on existing worlds, and keeping your world from overwhelming your story.

  • Sunday, May. 20, 20181:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: Room 125

    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, May. 20, 20182:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    saturday am presents: fire art league battle

    Get the first glimpse of our upcoming ART LEAGUE as two Saturday AM artists go Mano-A-Mano with a set time limit to produce the BEST FAN ART (one person on traditional paper and another on an iPad)! FUN FOR EVERYONE - audience participation and prizes are included!

  • Sunday, May. 20, 20182:00 PM - 3:00 PM location: Room 126AB

    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, May. 20, 201811:30 PM - 12:15 PM location: Terrace Ballroom

    protecting the payload: a conversation with overwatch voice actors

    Here’s your chance to talk all things Overwatch with Lucie Pohl (Mercy), Chris Parson (Junkrat), Gaku Space (Genji) and Jen Cohn (Pharah)!