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Past Celebrity Guests

*TALENT SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Cancellations: Lou Ferrigno, Devon Dudley

Zachary Levi

Zachary Levi

Saturday - Sunday
Shazam!Thor: The Dark WorldThe Marvelous Mrs. MaiselChuck

Zachary Levi

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday
Shazam!Thor: The Dark WorldThe Marvelous Mrs. MaiselChuck

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Jewel Staite
Just Added!

Jewel Staite

Saturday - Sunday
FireflySerenityStargate: AtlantisWarehouse 13

Jewel Staite

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday
FireflySerenityStargate: AtlantisWarehouse 13

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Lesley-Ann Brandt
Just Added!

Lesley-Ann Brandt

Saturday - Sunday
GothamLuciferSpartacus: Blood and SandChuck

Lesley-Ann Brandt

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday
GothamLuciferSpartacus: Blood and SandChuck

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Drew Powell
Just Added!

Drew Powell

Saturday - Sunday
GothamPonderosaMalcolm in the Middle

Drew Powell

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday
GothamPonderosaMalcolm in the Middle

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Teddy Sears
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Teddy Sears

Friday - Sunday
CW’s The FlashAmerican Horror Story24: Legacy

Teddy Sears

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
CW’s The FlashAmerican Horror Story24: Legacy

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Dichen Lachman
Just Added!

Dichen Lachman

Friday - Sunday
Altered CarbonAnimal KingdomToo Late

Dichen Lachman

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
Altered CarbonAnimal KingdomToo Late

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Mark Jackson
Just Added!

Mark Jackson

Saturday - Sunday
The OrvilleThe Royal Today

Mark Jackson

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday
The OrvilleThe Royal Today

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Holly Marie Combs

Holly Marie Combs

Friday - Sunday
Charmed • Picket Fences • Pretty Little Liars

Holly Marie Combs

Celebrity Guests

Friday - 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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Samm Levine

Samm Levine

Friday - Sunday
Freaks and GeeksUndeclaredInglourious Basterds

Samm Levine

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
Freaks and GeeksUndeclaredInglourious Basterds

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Jason Faunt

Jason Faunt

Friday - Sunday
Power Rangers Time Force

Jason Faunt

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
Power Rangers Time Force

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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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Shane Douglas
Just Added!

Shane Douglas

Friday - Sunday
Professional Wrestler

Shane Douglas

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
Professional Wrestler

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Tommy Dreamer

Tommy Dreamer

Saturday - Sunday
Professional Wrestler

Tommy Dreamer

Celebrity Guests Wrestling

Saturday - Sunday
Professional Wrestler

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Manny Sanguillen
Just Added!

Manny Sanguillen

Friday - Sunday
Pittsburgh Pirates

Manny Sanguillen

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
Pittsburgh Pirates

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Kurt Lehner

Kurt Lehner


Kurt Lehner

Artists & Creators Celebrity Guests

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Shawn Coss

Shawn Coss


Shawn Coss

Artists & Creators

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Howard Bender

Howard Bender


Howard Bender

Artists & Creators

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Mostafa Moussa

Mostafa Moussa


SupermanFantastic Four

Mostafa Moussa

Artists & Creators

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Mike Watson

Mike Watson


Freestyle Komics – Hotshot – UpperDeck

Mike Watson

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Koa Beam

Koa Beam


Koa Beam

Artists & Creators

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The George A. Romero Foundation

The George A. Romero Foundation


The George A. Romero Foundation

Horror Programming Highlights

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Whitney - GeeksterInk Legends

Whitney - GeeksterInk Legends


Whitney - GeeksterInk Legends

Artists & Creators

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Mike Lain - GeeksterInk Legends

Mike Lain - GeeksterInk Legends


Mike Lain - GeeksterInk Legends

Artists & Creators

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Lucky - GeeksterInk Legends

Lucky - GeeksterInk Legends


Lucky - GeeksterInk Legends

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Jess - GeeksterInk Legends

Jess - GeeksterInk Legends


Jess - GeeksterInk Legends

Artists & Creators

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Jeremy B - GeeksterInk Legends

Jeremy B - GeeksterInk Legends


Jeremy B - GeeksterInk Legends

Artists & Creators

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Brian Ballew - GeeksterInk Legends

Brian Ballew - GeeksterInk Legends


Brian Ballew - GeeksterInk Legends

Artists & Creators

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Brandon - GeeksterInk Legends

Brandon - GeeksterInk Legends


Brandon - GeeksterInk Legends

Artists & Creators

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Knightmage

Knightmage

Official Cosplay Guest

Knightmage

Cosplay

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D Whitaker Ink

D Whitaker Ink


D Whitaker Ink

Artists & Creators

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Jason Oakes

Jason Oakes


Jason Oakes

Artists & Creators

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Wayne Faucher

Wayne Faucher


Wayne Faucher

Artists & Creators

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Don Simpson

Don Simpson


Don Simpson

Artists & Creators

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Angela Oddling

Angela Oddling


Angela Oddling

Artists & Creators

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Nate Michaels Art

Nate Michaels Art


Nate Michaels Art

Artists & Creators

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Mikey Wood

Mikey Wood


Mikey Wood

Artists & Creators

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Princess Morgan

Princess Morgan

Official Cosplay Guest

Princess Morgan

Cosplay

Official Cosplay Guest

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Miracle Elixir Side Show

Miracle Elixir Side Show


Miracle Elixir Side Show

Entertainment

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Realm of the Reptile

Realm of the Reptile


Realm of the Reptile

Entertainment

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Casey Nichole Cosplay

Casey Nichole Cosplay

Official Cosplay Guest

Casey Nichole Cosplay

Cosplay

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Rachel Meikle Cosplay

Rachel Meikle Cosplay

Official Cosplay Guest

Rachel Meikle Cosplay

Cosplay

Official Cosplay Guest

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Woodside Illustrations

Woodside Illustrations

Friday - Sunday

Woodside Illustrations

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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The Chosen Wand

The Chosen Wand


The Chosen Wand

Artists & Creators

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Michael Calero

Michael Calero


Michael Calero

Artists & Creators

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Will O'Shire

Will O'Shire


Will O'Shire

Artists & Creators

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SkyFire Fox Arts

SkyFire Fox Arts


SkyFire Fox Arts

Artists & Creators

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Feisty Goblin Crafts

Feisty Goblin Crafts


Feisty Goblin Crafts

Artists & Creators

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Ray Wenck

Ray Wenck


Ray Wenck

Artists & Creators

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The Pirate Empire

The Pirate Empire


The Pirate Empire

Entertainment Kids

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Punch It! Graphics - Michael Flynn

Punch It! Graphics - Michael Flynn


Punch It! Graphics - Michael Flynn

Artists & Creators

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1966 Batmobile

1966 Batmobile


1966 Batmobile

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"Scooby-Doo" Mystery Machine

"Scooby-Doo" Mystery Machine


"Scooby-Doo" Mystery Machine

Fan Groups & Vehicles

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Project FanCare

Project FanCare


Project FanCare

Programming Highlights

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The Soul Men

The Soul Men


The Soul Men

Cosplay

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Ghosts N'at Paranormal Adventures

Ghosts N'at Paranormal Adventures


Ghosts N'at Paranormal Adventures

Programming Highlights

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​Strange Cocktail

​Strange Cocktail


​Strange Cocktail

Entertainment

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The Color of May

The Color of May


The Color of May

Entertainment

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Shield Labs

Shield Labs


Cosplay Corner

Shield Labs

Cosplay

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1966 Batmobile

1966 Batmobile


1966 Batmobile

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Tow Mater

Tow Mater


Tow Mater

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TALENT SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Cancellations: Lou Ferrigno, Devon Dudley
  • Friday, Jul. 26, 20194:00 PM - 9:00 PM location: Entertainment Stage

    entertainment stage programming & performances

    4:00pm-4:45pm Performance by Realm of Reptile

    4:45pm- 5:00pm Wizard World Giveaways & Cosplay Meetup

    5:00pm-6:00pm Musical Performance by The Color of May

    6:00pm-6:30pm Musical Performance by Thomas Ian Nicholas

    6:30pm-6:45pm Wizard World Giveaways & Cosplay Meetup

    7:00pm-8:00pm Miracle Elixir Side Show

    8:00pm-9:00pm Official Wizard World Karaoke

  • Friday, Jul. 26, 20194:30 PM - 5:15 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    building your own transformation dress

    With Wizard World Cosplay Guest Rachel Meikle

  • Friday, Jul. 26, 20195:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: ROOM 306-307

    what is a man?: the legacy of castlevania

    Join Wizard World Cosplay’s Princess Morgan to discuss all things Castlevania: the video games, the multimedia series and its many stories, variations and Belmonts!

  • Friday, Jul. 26, 20195:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: ROOM 315-316

    dc movies: from the bottom to the top

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

  • Friday, Jul. 26, 20195:00 PM - 7:00 PM location: Kids Zone

    kids zone programming & performances

    5:00pm-6: 00 pm Temporary Tattoos with Host

    6:00pm-7: 00 pm Free Caricatures for Kids by Howard Bender


    PLUS -

    Arts & Crafts and color pages available throughout the weekend!


  • Friday, Jul. 26, 20195:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: ROOM 302-305

    no holds barred: a conversation with pro wrestlers tommy dreamer & shane douglas

    Moderated by Aaron Sagers.

  • Friday, Jul. 26, 20196:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: ROOM 306-307

    annabelle: from haunting to silver screen

    Did you know that the movie franchise "Annabelle" is based on actual paranormal events!? Join Ghosts N'at Paranormal Adventures as they tell the real story of the possessed doll Annabelle, and the differences in the film adaption. Hear about their personal encounter with the real Annabelle Doll at Lorraine Warren's home in Connecticut! They will also have an exact replica of the real Annabelle Doll and case on hand - perfect for photo ops!

  • Friday, Jul. 26, 20196:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: ROOM 315-316

    cosplay 101

    Want to begin cosplaying but don’t know how to get started? Join Wizard World Cosplay Guests Knightmage, Princess Morgan, Casey Nichole and Rachel Meikle 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, Jul. 26, 20196:30 PM - 7:15 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    sketch cards!

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

  • Friday, Jul. 26, 20196:30 PM - 7:15 PM location: Room 302-305

    go go power rangers: a conversation with power rangers: time force’s jason faunt

    Moderated by Lani Sarem.

  • Friday, Jul. 26, 20197:00 PM - 7:45 PM location: ROOM 306-307

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

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

  • Friday, Jul. 26, 20197:00 PM - 7:45 PM location: ROOM 315-316

    mcu phase 4: reacting to the sdcc revelations

    Black Widow! Blade! Shang-Chi! The Eternals! Plus, more Thor, Loki, Wanda & Vision, Sam & Bucky, and Hawkeye! Just a week after Kevin Feige unveiled the MCU Phase 4 at San Diego Comic-Con, nerdy journalist and TV host Aaron Sagers (Travel Channel, Syfy) gathers experts to talk about the big revelations (Jane Foster is the new Thor!) and make speculations about how these movies and Disney Plus series will unfold. Show up to nerd out, and make wild guesses about the next couple years of the MCU. To submit questions in advance, contact Aaron Sagers on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook @AaronSagers.

  • Friday, Jul. 26, 20197:30 PM - 8:00 PM location: ROOM 302-305

    george romero: beyond the filmmaker

    Join representatives from the George A. Romero Foundation and actor/producer Russ Streiner (Johnny in "Night of the Living Dead") as they recount personal stories of what George was like as a person when he was not working on films, and why his personal legacy is important to preserve through the George A. Romero Foundation.

  • Friday, Jul. 26, 20197:30 PM - 8:15 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    foam 101

    Join Wizard World Cosplay guest Knightmage to learn the basics of using one of the most popular materials to use in building a cosplay!

  • Friday, Jul. 26, 20198:00 PM - 8:45 PM location: ROOM 315-316

    ghosts of the stratosphere live

    Come see and participate in a live recording of Ghosts of the Stratosphere, a Pittsburgh based comic book podcast! We'll be reviewing our Top 10 recommendations to help you and your friends get into comics as well as playing interactive comic book related games! Visit our website at gotstratosphere.com!

  • Saturday, Jul. 27, 201910:00 AM - 7:00 PM location: Entertainment Stage

    entertainment stage programming & performances

    10:00am-11:30am Musical Performance by Broken Transmitter

    11:45am-12:00pm Wizard World Giveaways

    12:15pm-12:30pm Cosplay Meet-Up

    12:30pm-1:30pm Bubble Magic with Tinkerbell

    1:30pm-2:00pm Wand Dueling with Professor Snape

    2:00pm-3:00pm Kids Costume Contest

    3:00pm-3:30pm Preview Karaoke

    3:30pm-3:45pm Wizard World Giveaways & Cosplay Meetup

    3:45pm-4:15pm Miracle Elixir Side Show

    4:15pm-4:30pm Wizard World Giveaways & Cosplay Meetup

    4:30pm-5:00pm Musical Performance by Thomas Ian Nicholas

    5:00pm-5:30pm Live auction

    5:30pm-7:00pm Official Wizard World Karaoke

  • Saturday, Jul. 27, 201911:00 AM - 6:00 PM location: Kids Zone

    kids zone entertainment & performances

    12:00pm-1: 30 pm Free Caricatures for Kids by Howard Bender

    2:00pm-2:45pm Kids Costume Contest


    PLUS -

    Arts & Crafts and color pages available throughout the weekend!


  • Saturday, Jul. 27, 201911:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: ROOM 306-307

    who are bts? a kpop celebration

    Want to know more about the Kpop boy band currently sweeping the globe? Join Wizard World Cosplay guest Princess Morgan to learn about the members, their music, and their impact.

  • Saturday, Jul. 27, 201911:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: ROOM 315-316

    comic book pitt podcast live

    Since 2008, Comic Book Pitt has been one of the longest running podcasts in Pittsburgh, reviewing comics, talking with creators, and discussing comic-related topics. The hosts of CBP are going to record a live episode of the podcast, so don't miss a chance to be a part of the discussion!

  • Saturday, Jul. 27, 201912:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: ROOM 302-305

    most haunted: pittsburgh

    The crew from Ghosts N'at Paranormal Adventures - a team of REAL paranormal investigators - breaks down some of Pittsburgh's most haunted locations! Find out what's lurking in the shadows of The Burgh when they present REAL paranormal evidence captured right in the Steel City!

  • Saturday, Jul. 27, 201912:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    cosplay makeup 101

    Join Wizard World Cosplay Guest Knightmage to learn the basics of makeup and other sfx techniques to transform your cosplay!

  • Saturday, Jul. 27, 201912:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: ROOM 306-307

    3 geeks podcast live: comic books vs. film adaptations

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

  • Saturday, Jul. 27, 201912:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: ROOM 315-316

    disney, animation studios & saturday morning cartoons

    If you love Cartoons, Superheroes & old school Saturday mornings, then come and enjoy this fun Q & A panel with professional Disney & Warner Bros Animation Artist / Marvel & DC Illustrator Kurt Lehner. An over 25 year veteran in the industry, Mr. Lehner will showcase his career while walking the audience through memory lane with the love from Saturday Morning Cartoons. Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity.

  • Saturday, Jul. 27, 20191:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    cyanide & happiness live

    Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind live demo with Shawn Coss from Cyanide & Happiness!

  • Saturday, Jul. 27, 20191:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: ROOM 302-305

    one season and a movie: a conversation with firefly's jewel staite

    It’s been almost 16 years since Joss Whedon’s “Firefly” premiered on Fox, and even with just one 14-episode season and the feature-length film “Serenity,” the series is still a cultural juggernaut! Jewel Staite, the actress behind Kaylee Frye, is here to talk about her experience making the show and its enduring popularity. Moderated by Aaron Sagers.

  • Saturday, Jul. 27, 20191:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: ROOM 306-307

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

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

  • Saturday, Jul. 27, 20191:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: ROOM 315-316

    the game fix podcast presents: the best of the best glitches

    Join Verlane, Spanish, and Link for our 9th Wizard World appearance. Since this is our first panel in Pittsburgh we will introduce ourselves by presenting you with a best of the best panel with our very best video game glitches ever. Assemble with us for awesome glitches, funny moments, original content, and of course a ton of giveaways, including an NES Classic Mini! When we say a ton of giveaways, we mean 2,000 lbs. (or less) of giveaways. Come have a laugh with us, you will not regret it. Can't wait to meet you all!

  • Saturday, Jul. 27, 20192:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    cosplay wig styling

    Wig styling can be intimidating - trust us! Wizard World Cosplay Guest Casey Nichole was horrified of styling a wig when she started. But that all changed when she grabbed her sheering scissors and Got2B hairspray and went nuts. Join her for this demo where she showcases how she styles her wigs and walks through the basics of wig styling!

  • Saturday, Jul. 27, 20192:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: ROOM 302-305

    bringing dc comics to tv with lesley-ann brandt, drew powell & teddy sears

    Lesley-Ann Brandt and Drew Powell from TV’s Gotham and Teddy Sears from The Flash are here to talk about bringing DC Comics and their characters to life on the small screen in the modern era! Moderated by Aaron Sagers.

  • Saturday, Jul. 27, 20192:00 PM - 4:00 PM location: ROOM 310

    introduction to worbla workshop

    Would you like to create armor, props, accessories, and so much more? Not sure where to start? Join Wizard World Cosplay Guest 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! Additional ticket required.

  • Saturday, Jul. 27, 20192:30 PM - 3:15 PM location: ROOM 306-307

    from character to world to multiverse: a history of team-ups, crossovers and shared realities

    Independent characters have been enlisted into ever-expanding multiverses since the days of myth, and have crossed over in literature, comics, and movies ever since. Whether it’s the DCU (Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman) or Marvel-Timely (Captain America, Sub-Mariner, Human Torch), the individual creative vision has been the building block of modern pantheons. Veteran comics pro Don Simpson has created his own characters and worlds (Megaton Man, Border Worlds) and freelanced in shared universes (Marvel, DC, Image Comics). Now he offers some unique historical perspectives on how the impulse to share, crossover, and miscegenate has driven narratives from the Wold-Newton Universe of Doc Savage, the Shadow, and Tarzan to modern extravaganzas like Secret Wars and Crisis on Infinite Earths, and the cinematic universes they have spawned! There will be something for every kind of fan in this richly-illustrated slide show lecture.

  • Saturday, Jul. 27, 20192:30 PM - 3:15 PM location: ROOM 315-316

    the truth is out there: from elvis to area 51

    There's always at least two versions of the truth, right? Let's get together and talk about the darker side of reality - conspiracy theories! Elvis...alive!? Aliens....in the middle of the Nevada desert!? The moon...made of cheese!? The paranormal crew from Ghosts N'at is ready to talk weird!

  • Saturday, Jul. 27, 20193:00 PM - 3:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    direct a comic page

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

  • Saturday, Jul. 27, 20193:00 PM - 3:45 PM location: ROOM 302-305

    disney trivia with thomas ian nicholas & samm levine

    Calling all Disney fans! Join us as audience members battle it out against Samm Levine (Freaks and Geeks) Walt Disney himself, from ‘Walt Before Mickey’ Thomas Ian Nicholas, in this epic trivia event! Questions could cover anything….Disney Movies, Parks, and even Walt Disney himself! There will be tons of fun and even more laughs! So come test your skills and win some prizes along the way! Hosted by Lani Sarem

  • Saturday, Jul. 27, 20193:30 PM - 4:15 PM location: ROOM 306-307

    3 geeks remake revolution: mortal kombat

    Have you viewed a movie only to think 'hey, I could have made that better'? Remake Revolution is a contest where two teams compete to build a better film. Join The 3 Geeks Podcast and help shape an imaginary remake of one of our favorites - Mortal Kombat!

  • Saturday, Jul. 27, 20194:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    penciling the old school way with don simpson

    Drawing with pencil and paper on the ol' drawing board is the way most of today's most popular comics and movie icons were created! Comics veteran Don Simpson (creator of Megaton Man and Border Worlds) reveals the mysteries of stick figures, ovals, cylinders, and fleshing out your action poses with convincing musculature in the live demonstration! Bring your sketchbooks to sketch along; there will also be a question-and-answer session! Part 1 of 2.

  • Saturday, Jul. 27, 20194:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: ROOM 302-305

    the charmed life: a conversation with holly marie combs and brian krause

    The actors behind the seminal supernatural couple Piper and Leo from "Charmed" are here to take your questions and talk about the enduring popularity of your favorite show about three witchy sisters. Moderated by Lani Sarem.

  • Saturday, Jul. 27, 20194:30 PM - 5:15 PM location: ROOM 306-307

    skywalkers, fetts and those we haven’t met yet: family legacy, personal destiny and mental health in star wars

    Family plays a pivotal role in our mental health -- for good or for bad -- and Star Wars has a lot of practical things to say about dealing with family dynamics, finding our identity, and creating spaces where we can flourish. Join Project FanCare for this thought-provoking panel!

  • Saturday, Jul. 27, 20194:30 PM - 5:15 PM location: ROOM 315-316

    marvel studios ultimate mega fan list off!

    Lets rate and discuss the Marvel Studio Films.What’s the best Marvel Studios film? What’s the worst? Can you justify and sway the crowd to move your choice up in the rankings? What’s in the Marvel top 10 and what’s in the bottom? This is your chance to join your peers and make the definitive list, the decisions that will be heard around the convention world. Come on, #LetsArgue!!!

  • Saturday, Jul. 27, 20195:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    building your hero from scratch

    Join Wizard World Cosplay Guest Rachel Meikle for this tutorial on bringing your cosplay to life from beginning to end!

  • Saturday, Jul. 27, 20195:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: ROOM 302-305

    the new era of sci-fi: a conversation with dichen lachman and mark jackson

    Today’s sci-fi favorites owe a lot to the classics of the genre. Join Dichen Lachman (Altered Carbon) and Mark Jackson (The Orville) as they talk about the inspiration those series have taken from seminal properties like Blade Runner and Star Trek, and how they’ve built on those foundations to keep them fresh and exciting for new and returning sci-fi fans alike.

  • Saturday, Jul. 27, 20195:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: ROOM 306-307

    cospositivity

    Join Wizard World Cosplay Guests Princess Morgan and Casey Nichole for this body-positive panel focus on plus size cosplayers and how create amazing costumes without being an expert seamstress!

  • Saturday, Jul. 27, 20195:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: ROOM 315-316

    ghost hunting live: spirit communication session

    Is the David L. Lawrence Convention Center haunted!? Maybe! Join the team of REAL paranormal investigators from Ghosts N'at Paranormal Adventures on a LIVE interactive ghost hunting experience right in the panel room! They'll be using the latest & greatest in paranormal technology, attempting to breakthrough to "The Other Side"!

  • Saturday, Jul. 27, 20196:30 PM - 7:15 PM location: ROOM 306-307

    pittsburgh fandoms and charity

    Pittsburgh is the home to many fandoms, from Imperial Stormtroopers to Ghostbusters, Hogwarts Wizards to Firefly Browncoats. In addition to cosplaying for fun, members of these organizations don their capes, masks, proton packs and lightsabers for charity events as well, combining their love for their respective fandoms with the opportunity to do some good and give back to their communities in the process.

  • Saturday, Jul. 27, 20196:30 PM - 7:15 PM location: ROOM 315-316

    pittsburgh: hometown of horror

    George A. Romero is the horror king of Pittsburgh, but the Father of the Zombie Film is only one part of the scary movie history of Steel City. From The Mothman Prophecies, Silence of the Lambs, Stigmata, and more, this is the panel to celebrate both Romero, and Pittsburgh's horror genre rep. Join nerdy journalist and TV host Aaron Sagers (Syfy, Travel Channel), as he talks with local experts about the notable flicks filmed around town, and why the city attracts scary things. To begin the conversation in advance, ask Aaron questions on Instagram, or Twitter @AaronSagers.

  • Saturday, Jul. 27, 20197:30 PM - 9:00 PM location: ROOM 302-305

    wizard world costume contest

    Hosted by our very own superheroes, the Wizard World Comic Con Costume Contest is no joke. The best of the best will be dressed to impress in their superhero & pop culture finest, so be prepared for some serious cosplay. Grab your buddies and suit up to take a chance at bringing home the gold! Categories include Best in Show, Best Hero, Best Villain, Best Group and Best Anime (Prize Package Sponsored by RightStufAnime.com)

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

  • Sunday, Jul. 28, 201910:00 AM - 3:00 PM location: Entertainment Stage

    entertainment stage programming & performances

    10:00am-11:00 am Musical Performance by The Soul Men

    11:00am-11:30 am Wizard World Giveaways & Cosplay Meetup

    11:30am-12:00 pm Bubble Magic with Tinkerbell

    12:00pm-1:00 pm Miracle Elixir Side Show

    1:00pm-1:45 pm Wand Dueling with Professor Snape

    2:00pm-2:45 pm Kids Costume Contest

  • Sunday, Jul. 28, 201910:00 AM - 3:00 PM location: Kids Zone

    kids zone entertainment & performances

    11:30am-12:30 pm Free Caricatures for Kids by Howard Bender

    2:00pm-2:45 pm KIDS COSTUME CONTEST

    PLUS -

    Arts & Crafts and color pages available throughout the weekend!

  • Sunday, Jul. 28, 201911:00 AM - 11:45 AM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    how to make comics

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

  • Sunday, Jul. 28, 201911:00 AM - 11:45 AM location: ROOM 306-307

    women in comics

    Join comic creators Angela Oddling and Teresa Logan as they discuss the importance of the female voice in the comic book medium. They’ll be discussing their own backgrounds and experiences in the sphere. Moderated by Lani Sarem.

  • Sunday, Jul. 28, 201911:00 AM - 11:45 AM location: ROOM 315-316

    cosplay wig styling

    Join Wizard World Cosplay guest Casey Nichole for this informative panel!

  • Sunday, Jul. 28, 201911:30 AM - 12:30 PM location: ROOM 302-305

    shazam! a conversation with zachary levi

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

  • Sunday, Jul. 28, 201912:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: ROOM 306-307

    cosplay your way

    Cosplay can be intimidating! Join Wizard World Cosplay Guest Knightmage to learn that there’s no wrong way to do it as we talk about how you, the artist can create your fan art from your vision that transcends race, sex, age, body size, accuracy and other social cosplay stigmas.

  • Sunday, Jul. 28, 201912:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: ROOM 315-316

    does pop culture matter?

    There is a long standing debate between the nature of ‟High Culture” and ‟Low Culture” and their comparative value. This group of panelists recently saw an article that proposed the idea that Pop Culture is, essentially, a waste of time. The proliferation of conventions such as this shows there is a tremendous hunger for Pop Culture. Are we, to paraphrase Comic Book Guy from The Simpsons, ‟wasting our lives,” or is there a cultural value to all of this beyond simple entertainment? Join panelists Danny Anderson, Christopher “Mav” Maverick and Wayne Wise as they address these issues.

  • Sunday, Jul. 28, 201912:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    inking the old school way with don simpson

    Why use a computer to create bold outline drawings when you can use the traditional tools of yesteryear?! Cartooning veteran Don Simpson reveals the mysteries of inking with India ink, quill pens, and brushes to create feathering and giving action and weight to your superhero drawings. Live demonstration may even include an actual sploth or two, so bring some white out! Sketch along; there will also be a question-and-answer session! Part 2 of 2.

  • Sunday, Jul. 28, 20191:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    pattern making demo

    With Wizard World Cosplay guest Rachel Meikle!

  • Sunday, Jul. 28, 20191:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: ROOM 302-305

    women of sci-fi and fantasy

    Don’t miss this star-studded panel with some of the most prominent women in modern sci-fi and fantasy - Wizard World guests Jewel Staite (Firefly, Stargate Atlantis), Dichen Lachman (Altered Carbon, Agents of SHIELD) and Holly Marie Combs (Charmed). They’ll be discussing bringing strong female roles to life and the importance of diverse voices in the sci-fi and fantasy fields, so make sure to have your questions ready! Moderated by Aaron Sagers.

  • Sunday, Jul. 28, 20191:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: ROOM 306-307

    comics: representation or pop culture affirmative action?

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