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Aug 3, 4, 5 • Fri, Sat, Sun

BENTON CONVENTION CENTER

301 W 5th St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101

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Winston-Salem

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Past Celebrity Guests

*TALENT SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Cancellations: Henry Winkler

Robin Lord Taylor

Robin Lord Taylor

Saturday - Sunday
Gotham

Robin Lord Taylor

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday
Gotham

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Sean Pertwee

Sean Pertwee

Saturday - Sunday
Gotham

Sean Pertwee

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday
Gotham

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David Mazouz

David Mazouz

Saturday - Sunday
Gotham

David Mazouz

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday
Gotham

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Ruth Connell

Ruth Connell

Friday - Sunday
Supernatural

Ruth Connell

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
Supernatural

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Lisa Berry

Lisa Berry

Friday - Sunday
Supernatural

Lisa Berry

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
Supernatural

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Christy Carlson Romano

Christy Carlson Romano

Saturday - Sunday
Kim Possible

Christy Carlson Romano

Celebrity Guests Voice Talent

Saturday - Sunday
Kim Possible

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Will Friedle

Will Friedle

Friday - Sunday
Boy Meets WorldKim Possible

Will Friedle

Celebrity Guests Voice Talent

Friday - Sunday
Boy Meets WorldKim Possible

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Charisma Carpenter

Charisma Carpenter

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

Charisma Carpenter

Celebrity Guests

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

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Holly Marie Combs

Holly Marie Combs

Saturday - Sunday
Charmed • Picket Fences • Pretty Little Liars

Holly Marie Combs

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday
Charmed • Picket Fences • Pretty Little Liars

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Brian Krause

Brian Krause

Saturday - Sunday
Charmed

Brian Krause

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday
Charmed

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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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Samantha Newark

Samantha Newark

Friday - Sunday
Jem and the Holograms

Samantha Newark

Anime Celebrity Guests Voice Talent

Friday - Sunday
Jem and the Holograms

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Shane Helms
Just Added!

Shane Helms

Friday - Sunday
Wrestling

Shane Helms

Celebrity Guests Wrestling

Friday - Sunday
Wrestling

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Tommy Dreamer
Just Added!

Tommy Dreamer

Friday - Sunday
Wrestling

Tommy Dreamer

Celebrity Guests Wrestling

Friday - Sunday
Wrestling

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Animal
Just Added!

Animal

Friday - Sunday
NWAWCWWWF

Animal

Celebrity Guests Wrestling

Friday - Sunday
NWAWCWWWF

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MORE GUESTS COMING SOON!

MORE GUESTS COMING SOON!


MORE GUESTS COMING SOON!

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Uko Smith

Uko Smith


Heavy MetalSkybox

Uko Smith

Artists & Creators

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Ren McKinzie

Ren McKinzie


Ren McKinzie

Artists & Creators

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Mike Watson

Mike Watson


Freestyle Komics – Hotshot – UpperDeck

Mike Watson

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Chris Sims

Chris Sims


X-Men '92Deadpool: Bad Blood

Chris Sims

Artists & Creators

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Jeremy Clark

Jeremy Clark


Grimm Fairy Tales – Day of the Dead – Zenescope

Jeremy Clark

Artists & Creators

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Brian Shearer

Brian Shearer


IDWGI JoeDr WhoTransformers

Brian Shearer

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Uncanny Megan

Uncanny Megan


Official Cosplay Guest

Uncanny Megan

Cosplay

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BewitchedRaven Cosplay

BewitchedRaven Cosplay


Official Cosplay Guest

BewitchedRaven Cosplay

Cosplay

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Bettie Bombshell

Bettie Bombshell


Official Cosplay Guest

Bettie Bombshell

Cosplay

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Bolde Cosplay

Bolde Cosplay


Official Cosplay Guest

Bolde Cosplay

Cosplay

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Will Friedle

Will Friedle


Boy Meets WorldKim Possible

Will Friedle

Celebrity Guests Voice Talent

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Christy Carlson Romano

Christy Carlson Romano


Kim Possible

Christy Carlson Romano

Celebrity Guests Voice Talent

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Samantha Newark

Samantha Newark


Jem and the Holograms

Samantha Newark

Anime Celebrity Guests Voice Talent

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Animal

Animal


NWAWCWWWF

Animal

Celebrity Guests Wrestling

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Tommy Dreamer

Tommy Dreamer


Wrestling

Tommy Dreamer

Celebrity Guests Wrestling

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Shane Helms

Shane Helms


Wrestling

Shane Helms

Celebrity Guests Wrestling

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Jermaine Exum

Jermaine Exum

Friday

Jermaine Exum

Programming Highlights

Friday

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Mike Gregorek

Mike Gregorek


Moderator / Panel Host

Mike Gregorek

Programming Highlights

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Nathan Love

Nathan Love


Nathan Love

Artists & Creators

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RealBreakingNate

RealBreakingNate


Moderator / Panelist / Pokemon TCG Judge

RealBreakingNate

Programming Highlights

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Lani Sarem

Lani Sarem


Author / Moderator

Lani Sarem

Artists & Creators

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Victor Dandridge

Victor Dandridge


Writer / Moderator / Host

Victor Dandridge

Artists & Creators

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Wizard World Costume Contest

Wizard World Costume Contest

Saturday

Wizard World Costume Contest

After Hours Cosplay Programming Highlights

Saturday

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Heavy Metal Heroes

Heavy Metal Heroes

Friday-Saturday

Heavy Metal Heroes

Entertainment

Friday-Saturday

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Sukesha Ray

Sukesha Ray


Sukesha Ray

Artists & Creators

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Etchnman

Etchnman


Etchnman

Artists & Creators

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James Morris Books

James Morris Books


Author / Musician

James Morris Books

Artists & Creators

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Ben Towle

Ben Towle

Friday - Sunday
Oyster WarAmelia Earhart: This Broad Ocean

Ben Towle

Friday - Sunday

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Musetap Studios

Musetap Studios


Musetap Studios

Artists & Creators

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Clinton Hobart

Clinton Hobart

Friday - Sunday
Disney Fine Art

Clinton Hobart

Artists & Creators

Friday - Sunday

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Lake Fairy Creations

Lake Fairy Creations


Lake Fairy Creations

Artists & Creators

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3D Printing by Muckychris

3D Printing by Muckychris

Friday - Sunday

3D Printing by Muckychris

Retailers

Friday - Sunday

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Lilian Oake

Lilian Oake


Lilian Oake

Artists & Creators

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Joshua Robertson

Joshua Robertson


Joshua Robertson

Artists & Creators

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Woodside Illustrations

Woodside Illustrations


Illustrator

Woodside Illustrations

Artists & Creators

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Justin Trevor

Justin Trevor


Justin Trevor

Artists & Creators

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Source Point Press

Source Point Press


Comic & Graphic Novel Publisher

Source Point Press

Artists & Creators

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​Eric Trundy

​Eric Trundy


​Eric Trundy

Artists & Creators

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Davey Beauchamp

Davey Beauchamp


Davey Beauchamp

Artists & Creators

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Hap Lea

Hap Lea


Hap Lea

Artists & Creators

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Vulgardragon's Den

Vulgardragon's Den


Vulgardragon's Den

Artists & Creators

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Author Ray Wenck

Author Ray Wenck


Author Ray Wenck

Artists & Creators

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Catawampus Press

Catawampus Press


Catawampus Press

Artists & Creators

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Dungeonwears

Dungeonwears


Dungeonwears

Artists & Creators

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U.S.S. Bonaventure

U.S.S. Bonaventure


U.S.S. Bonaventure

Fan Groups & Vehicles

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'Ghostbusters' Ecto 1J

'Ghostbusters' Ecto 1J


'Ghostbusters' Ecto 1J

Fan Groups & Vehicles

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Thor the 'Supernatural' Impala

Thor the 'Supernatural' Impala


Thor the 'Supernatural' Impala

Fan Groups & Vehicles

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Chicago Costume

Chicago Costume


Costumes & Masks

Chicago Costume

Retailers

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Chocolate Moonshine Co.

Chocolate Moonshine Co.


Chocolate Moonshine Co.

Retailers

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Circle J Beef Jerky

Circle J Beef Jerky


Circle J Beef Jerky

Retailers

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Colorworld Books

Colorworld Books


Colorworld Books

Retailers

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ConventionExclusive.com

ConventionExclusive.com


ConventionExclusive.com

Retailers

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Gem City Books

Gem City Books


Comics & Graphic NovelsDecals

Gem City Books

Retailers

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My Geekery

My Geekery


My Geekery

Retailers

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Player One Games

Player One Games


Toys & Collectibles

Player One Games

Retailers

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Pop Display Frames & Toys

Pop Display Frames & Toys


Pop Display Frames & Toys

Retailers

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RightstufAnime.com

RightstufAnime.com


RightstufAnime.com

Anime

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Shield Labs

Shield Labs


Replica Shields and Props

Shield Labs

Cosplay

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State Farm

State Farm


State Farm

Retailers

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Super Retro Land

Super Retro Land


Super Retro Land

Retailers

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T-Mobile

T-Mobile


Wireless Service

T-Mobile

Retailers

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Toynk

Toynk


Toys & Collectibles

Toynk

Retailers

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Wild Bill's Olde Fashioned Soda Pop Co.

Wild Bill's Olde Fashioned Soda Pop Co.


Wild Bill's Olde Fashioned Soda Pop Co.

Retailers

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Learn to play Pokemon!

Learn to play Pokemon!

Friday

Learn to play Pokemon!

Gaming Kids Workshops

Friday

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Introduction to Sculpting with PropCustomz

Introduction to Sculpting with PropCustomz

Saturday

Introduction to Sculpting with PropCustomz

Cosplay Workshops

Saturday

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Posing and Photography Workshop with BewitchedRaven Cosplay

Posing and Photography Workshop with BewitchedRaven Cosplay

Saturday

Posing and Photography Workshop with BewitchedRaven Cosplay

Workshops

Saturday

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Introduction to Resin Casting Workshop with Shield Labs

Introduction to Resin Casting Workshop with Shield Labs

Saturday

Introduction to Resin Casting Workshop with Shield Labs

Cosplay Workshops

Saturday

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EVA Foam For Beginners Workshop

EVA Foam For Beginners Workshop

Sunday

EVA Foam For Beginners Workshop

Workshops

Sunday

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Reboot Gaming

Reboot Gaming


Reboot Gaming

Gaming

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Tabletop Gaming

Tabletop Gaming


Demo'sTournamentsGame Library

Tabletop Gaming

Gaming Programming Highlights

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Carolina Garrison

Carolina Garrison


Carolina Garrison

Cosplay Fan Groups & Vehicles

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Official Wizard World After Party at the Blind Pig Pub

Official Wizard World After Party at the Blind Pig Pub

Saturday

Official Wizard World After Party at the Blind Pig Pub

After Hours

Saturday

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TALENT SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Cancellations: Henry Winkler
  • Friday, Aug. 3, 20185:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: WINSTON 1BC

    con etiquette

    Whether you're new to the convention scene, or you've been attending cons for years. Join us for a discussion on the proper behavior and ways of respect when attending conventions.

  • Friday, Aug. 3, 20185:00 PM - 6:30 PM location: WINSTON 3A

    learn to play pokemon workshop!

    Calling all Pokémon fans! Have you ever wanted to learn how to play the official Pokémon Trading Card Game? I mean it’s only been around for 20 years! Like many people, you buy the cards because of your love for Pokémon but haven’t exactly mastered how to play the game with the correct rules. Well now you can learn how to play with the help of Pokémon YouTuber RealBreakingNate! Bring your own deck or learn play with one of our pre-made decks! Come learn to play as RealBreakingNate takes you through the game card. Breaking down what cards do and a step by step play through of the game. Not only will you get an introduction on how to play the game but every paid attendee will walk away with a Burning Shadows booster pack! This is a great opportunity to bond with your child and learn how to play the game together or to finally put all those cards to use after buying them for years on end! *All children under 10 years old must be accompanied by an adult! Unpaid adults won't receive a booster pack.

    (ADDITIONAL TICKET REQUIRED)

  • Friday, Aug. 3, 20185:15 PM - 5:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    giveaways

    COME GET FREE STUFF!

  • Friday, Aug. 3, 20185:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: WINSTON 3BC

    nerdprov

    Laugh your Asgard off with improvisers from Bunker Dogs Improv, as they make up scenes on the spot, Whose Line Is It Anyway style, all while using your nerdiest suggestions and featuring cosplay volunteers from the audience.

  • Friday, Aug. 3, 20185:45 PM - 6:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    live disney drawing by clinton hobart

    Come see how to paint Disney, with Clinton Hobart.

  • Friday, Aug. 3, 20186:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: WINSTON 1BC

    comic shop talk

    Wedding bells for both Marvel and DC, Wolverine is alive, Thor is finally worthy and Superman got his undies back,  IllumiNERDi All-Stars, Victor Dandridge and Ryan Ball with special guest Jermaine "Lord Retail" Exum from ACME Comics bring the latest comic news in this spoiler-filled convo!

  • Friday, Aug. 3, 20186:30 PM - 7:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    tools of the trade with smoky mountain ghostbusters

    Come see SMOKY MOUNTAIN GHOSTBUSTERS show off the tools of the trade.

  • Friday, Aug. 3, 20186:30 PM - 7:15 PM location: WINSTON 3BC

    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, Aug. 3, 20187:00 PM - 7:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    thomas ian nicholas acoustic performance

    Come see Thomas Ian Nicholas perform live on our Entertainment Stage.

  • Friday, Aug. 3, 20187:00 PM - 7:45 PM location: WINSTON 1BC

    podcasting 101

    Podcast popularity and influence is constantly on the rise. There are a wide range of styles, genres, themes and topics that can be found to fit anyone’s listening desires. Join veteran podcasters Name Redacted as they go over the ins and outs of this crazy medium. Questions welcome.

  • Friday, Aug. 3, 20187:30 PM - 8:30 PM location: WINSTON 3BC

    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, Aug. 3, 20187:45 PM - 9:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    official wizard world karaoke

    Sign up for KARAOKE at the entertainment stage.

  • Friday, Aug. 3, 20188:00 PM - 8:45 PM location: WINSTON 1BC

    zombies, werewolves, aliens & vampires: what monsters reveal about the human psyche

    What fears, motivations, & hidden truths can we learn about our minds by examining iconic boogeymen? What might these scary creatures represent? What are some of the coolest contemporary monsters? How can you dress up as something scary & blow everyone away on Halloween & at conventions? Take a journey into the unknown depths of your mind & witness a live zombification as special effects artist and psychology scholar Jackalope Wren takes an ordinary audience member and turns them into the walking dead!

  • Friday, Aug. 3, 20188:30 PM - 9:00 PM location: WINSTON 1A

    cosplay &cocktails vip meet & greet

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

  • Saturday, Aug. 4, 201810:00 AM - 11:15 AM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    rock out with heavy metal heroes band

    HEAVY METAL HEROES performs live onstage!

  • Saturday, Aug. 4, 201811:00 AM - 12:30 PM location: WINSTON 3A

    introduction to sculpting

    Learn how to sculpt and model your own clay creatures and original creations with Expert Sculptor & Prop builder Calen Hoffman of Propcustomz. Propcustomz will provide everything attendees need to make their our custom clay creation! Several physical pre-made examples will be shown along with attendees receiving one on one instructions throughout the course of the workshop! Come for the fun and leave with your own creation.

    (ADDITIONAL TICKET REQUIRED)

  • Saturday, Aug. 4, 201811:15 AM - 11:45 AM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    giveaways

    Come to the stage and get free stuff!

  • Saturday, Aug. 4, 201811:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: WINSTON 1BC

    vips of self publishing

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

  • Saturday, Aug. 4, 201811:45 AM - 12:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    slime making demonstration with smoky mountain ghostbusters

    Come see how SLIME is made with SMOKY MOUNTAIN GHOSTBUSTERS.

  • Saturday, Aug. 4, 201812:00 PM - 12:30 PM location: WINSTON 3BC

    witches: ladies who work magic

    Have the women of Charmed, Harry Potter, Sabrina, Buffy, The Craft, & other media cast a spell on you? Be charmed by some of the best depictions of sorceresses & learn about the history & symbolism of witches both fictional & in real life. Add a touch of magic to your world by hearing the perspective of ladies who mix a special brew, flip tarot cards, draw sigils, & excavate crystals as they discuss superstition, ritual, and enchantment in pop culture.

  • Saturday, Aug. 4, 201812:30 PM - 12:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    cosplay meet-up! show off your costume

    Show off your awesome cosplay!

  • Saturday, Aug. 4, 201812:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: WINSTON 1BC

    sewing for beginners

    Learn the basics of sewing. From threading the needle to materials, you will get a basic knowledge of what it takes to please the seamstress inside you!

  • Saturday, Aug. 4, 201812:45 PM - 1:15 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    slime time trivia with smoky mountain ghostbusters

    It's trivia tie with Smoky Mountain Ghostbusters!

  • Saturday, Aug. 4, 20181:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: WINSTON 3BC

    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 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, Aug. 4, 20181:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: WINSTON 1BC

    who you gonna call: life in the ghostbusters fandom

    Join Smoky Mountain Ghostbusters for a look into the world of Ghostbusters fandom, how it reaches all over the world, and how some franchises use Ghostbusting to help others with charity work and other events.

  • Saturday, Aug. 4, 20181:30 PM - 3:30 PM location: WINSTON 3A

    posing & photography workshop

    Come join BewitchedRaven Cosplay & Sugarfree D Photography for a two (2) hour workshop covering cosplay photography & modeling. This workshop will consist of an open class discussing lighting, editing, posing and character choices when taking part in a cosplay photo shoot. Following the classroom session, each participant will receive a short personal cosplay photo shoot with Sugarfree D Photography resulting in 3-5 fully edited digital prints.

    (ADDITIONAL TICKET REQUIRED)

  • Saturday, Aug. 4, 20182:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: WINSTON 2

    disney tivia 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!

  • Saturday, Aug. 4, 20182:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: WINSTON 3BC

    over the rainbow: lgbtq+ characters & themes

    Inclusivity is at an all-time high across pop culture with regard to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, & queer people. Who has been thoughtfully depicting queer characters & stories in recent years? What resources are out there for LGBTQ+ fans & their loved ones? Let's talk about it with a diverse panel of queer nerds.

  • Saturday, Aug. 4, 20182:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    official kids costume contest

    Come see the Official Wizard World Kids Costume Contest!

  • Saturday, Aug. 4, 20182:30 PM - 3:15 PM location: WINSTON 1BC

    truly outrageous! a conversation with the voice of jem

    Jem and the Holograms stands as an 80’s girl power icon, join us for a Q&A with Jem herself Samantha Newark!

  • Saturday, Aug. 4, 20183:00 PM - 3:45 PM location: WINSTON 2

    saving people, discussing things:a supernatural conversation with ruth connell and lisa berry

    Join the CONversation with Supernartual's RUTH CONNELL and LISA BERRY.

  • Saturday, Aug. 4, 20183:00 PM - 3:45 PM location: WINSTON 3BC

    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, Aug. 4, 20183:00 PM - 3:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    live disney drawing by clinton hobart

    Join Clinton Hobart for a demonstration on drawing and painting Disney.

  • Saturday, Aug. 4, 20183:30 PM - 4:15 PM location: WINSTON 1BC

    between the ropes: a conversation with shane helms, tommy dreamer and road warrior animal

    You know them from WWE, ECW, Impact Wrestling, and so many more professional wrestling promotions, join the CONversation with SHANE HELMS, TOMMY DREAMER, AND ROAD WARRIOR ANIMAL.

  • Saturday, Aug. 4, 20183:45 PM - 4:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    cosplay meet-up

    Come show off your costume!

  • Saturday, Aug. 4, 20184:00 PM - 4:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    live sewing demonstration with uncanny megan

    Join Uncanny Megan for a sewing demonstration.

  • Saturday, Aug. 4, 20184:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: WINSTON 2

    women of pop culture

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

  • Saturday, Aug. 4, 20184:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: WISTON 3BC

    harry potter trivia

    Harry Potter Trivia: Are you a true Harry Potter fan? Come test your knowledge of the wizarding world. Questions will cover all 8 of the Harry Potter books and the corresponding movies. Join us for fun and prizes!

  • Saturday, Aug. 4, 20184:30 PM - 5:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    thomas ian nicholas acoustic performance

    Join Thomas Ian Nicholas for a live performance!

  • Saturday, Aug. 4, 20184:30 PM - 5:15 PM location: WINSTON 1BC

    name redacted live!

    Join us and laugh at the beautiful calamity that is Name Redacted. A spontaneous and interactive comedy podcast for the nerd in us all. Go ahead and circle this one now... you wouldn’t want to miss it, would you?

  • Saturday, Aug. 4, 20184:30 PM - 6:00 PM location: WINSTON 3A

    introductin to mold making/resin casting

    A step by step introductory to making silicone molds and solid urethane resin cast, along with hands on resin casting with professional Maker & Prop builder Casey McBroom of “Shield Labs". This workshop will involve a walk through on making various types of Silicone molds. An in depth Q&A on the process along with pre-made examples and resource guides. Attendees will also make and take home their very own Resin Castings from molds provided at the Workshop!

    (ADDITIONAL TICKET REQUIRED)


  • Saturday, Aug. 4, 20185:00 PM - 5:15 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    official live auction

    The Official Wizard World Auction where you can bid on all kinds of great stuff!

  • Saturday, Aug. 4, 20185:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: WINSTON 2

    a trip down crime alley with gotham's david mazouz, robin lord taylor & sean pertwee

    Join the CONversation with Gotham's DAVID MAZOUZ, ROBIN LORD TAYLOR, and SEAN PERTWEE.

  • Saturday, Aug. 4, 20185:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: WINSTON 3BC

    the nerd off

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

  • Saturday, Aug. 4, 20185:15 PM - 7:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    wizard world karaoke

    Come sing your heart out at the Official Wizard World Karaoke! Sign  up at the Entertainment Stage!

  • Saturday, Aug. 4, 20185:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: WINSTON 1BC

    larping 101

    All the basics of LARPing covering the different types of LARP, building a character, your best costuming, weapon safety, fighting styles, and more!

  • Saturday, Aug. 4, 20186:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: WINSTON 3BC

    dungeons & dragons & improv

    Join comedians and tried-and-true geeks from Winston Salem’s own Bunker Dogs Improv , 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, Aug. 4, 20186:30 PM - 7:15 PM location: WINSTON 1BC

    we ain't afraid of no ghosts: real world haunting &ghost hunting

    Join Smoky Mountain Ghostbusters as they discuss real world paranormal studies and local haunted lore of the Winston-Salem area.

  • Saturday, Aug. 4, 20187:00 PM - 8:30 PM location: Winston 1A

    tell all q&a with hardcore legend tommy dreamer (additional ticket required)

    Do you love pro wrestling and are fascinated by its history? Here is your chance to go behind the scenes and ask hardcore legend Tommy Dreamer anything, nothing is too EXTREME! Tommy will share stories and answer all your questions regarding his time with ECW, WWE, Impact wrestling and now House of Hardcore in this rare Q&A experience.

  • Saturday, Aug. 4, 20187:30 PM - 9:00 PM location: WINSTON 2

    wizard world costume contest

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

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

  • Saturday, Aug. 4, 201810:00 PM - 2:00 AM location: BURKE ST. PUB

    wizard world after party

    Just because the show floor is closed doesn’t mean the party skips a beat! Don’t miss the hottest event of the Wizard World weekend!  Join us for a night full of Dancing, Music and Drink Specials at Burke St. Pub 1110 Burke Street Winston-Salem, NC 27101

    Age Requirement: 21+ Free with Wizard World Wristband

  • Sunday, Aug. 5, 201811:00 AM - 12:30 PM location: WINSTON 3A

    eva foam for beginners workshop

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

  • Sunday, Aug. 5, 201811:15 AM - 11:45 AM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    giveaways

    Come get free stuff!

  • Sunday, Aug. 5, 201811:15 AM - 12:00 PM location: WINSTON 2

    a charmed life: a conversation with holly marie combs & brian krause

    Join the CONversation with Charmed's HOLLY MARIE COMBS and BRIAN KRAUSE.

  • Sunday, Aug. 5, 201811:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: WINSTON 3BC

    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, Aug. 5, 201812:15 PM - 1:15 PM location: WINSTON 2

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

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

  • Sunday, Aug. 5, 201812:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: WINSTON 1BC

    geek fashion: wearing your fandom on your sleeve (literally)

    Wearing things that let people know what you like is a great conversation starter & avenue for making new friends. Where can you get the coolest geeky clothes & accessories? How can you wear these things & still look stylish? What's a battle jacket, & why are patches & pins a mainstay at conventions? What does the superhero logo on your shirt tell the world about you? How do clothes resemble armor? Come learn about all this and more in a discussion on fashion & fandom led by the designer & costumer Jackalope Wren.

  • Sunday, Aug. 5, 201812:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: WINSTON 3BC

    cosplay on a budget

    Cosplay doesn’t need to be expensive to be awesome! Come learn from Wizard World Cosplay Guests, Uncanny Megan, BewitchedRaven and Bolde Cosplay about the different ways to make your cosplays on a budget.

  • Sunday, Aug. 5, 20181:00 PM - 1:15 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    cosplay meet-up

    Show off your Costume!

  • Sunday, Aug. 5, 20181:15 PM - 2:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    slime time trivia with smoky mountain ghostbusters

    It's time for trivia with Smoky Mountain Ghostbusters!

  • Sunday, Aug. 5, 20181:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: WINSTON 3BC

    pokemon game show

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

  • Sunday, Aug. 5, 20181:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: WINSTON 1BC

    introducing kids to cosplay

    Do you have a child that is interested in becoming a cosplayer? Would you like to introduce your child to your cosplay hobby? In this panel we will discuss how to open up the world of cosplay to your child/children. Learn how to be their biggest and best support system.

  • Sunday, Aug. 5, 20182:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    official kids costume contest

    The Wizard World Kids Costume Contest!

  • Sunday, Aug. 5, 201811:30 PM - 12:15 PM location: WINSTON 1BC

    egon's lab: creating ghostbusters gadgets

    Ever wanted to build your own proton pack? Smoky Mountain Ghostbusters will walk you through the creation of Ghostbusters costumes and gadgets as they dive into the original screen props and provide tips and trips on how to build your own!

  • Sunday, Aug. 5, 201811:45 PM - 12:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    live disney drawing by clinton hobart

    Come join Clinton Hobart as he demonstrates how to draw and paint Disney!

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