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Past Celebrity Guests

*TALENT SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Cancellations: Jason Momoa, Jeff Goldblum, and Kevin Nash.

Brandon Routh

Brandon Routh

Saturday - Sunday
Superman ReturnsLegends of TomorrowScott Pilgrim vs. The World

Brandon Routh

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday
Superman ReturnsLegends of TomorrowScott Pilgrim vs. The World

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Caity Lotz

Caity Lotz

Saturday - Sunday
Legends of TomorrowArrowMad Men

Caity Lotz

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday
Legends of TomorrowArrowMad Men

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Neal McDonough

Neal McDonough

Sunday
Star Trek: First ContactArrowCaptain AmericaBand of Brothers

Neal McDonough

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Sunday
Star Trek: First ContactArrowCaptain AmericaBand of Brothers

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Courtney Ford

Courtney Ford

Saturday - Sunday
Legends of TomorrowSupernaturalThe Big Bang TheoryGrey's Anatomy

Courtney Ford

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday
Legends of TomorrowSupernaturalThe Big Bang TheoryGrey's Anatomy

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Katrina Law

Katrina Law

Saturday - Sunday
Hawaii Five-0ArrowThe OathTraining Day

Katrina Law

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday
Hawaii Five-0ArrowThe OathTraining Day

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Jewel Staite

Jewel Staite

Saturday - Sunday
FireflySerenityStargate: AtlantisWarehouse 13

Jewel Staite

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday
FireflySerenityStargate: AtlantisWarehouse 13

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Sean Maher
Just Added!

Sean Maher

Saturday - Sunday
FireflySerenity

Sean Maher

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday
FireflySerenity

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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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Matt Ryan

Matt Ryan

Saturday - Sunday
ConstantineAssassin's Creed: Black Flag

Matt Ryan

Celebrity Guests

Saturday - Sunday
ConstantineAssassin's Creed: Black Flag

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Sam J. Jones

Sam J. Jones

Saturday
Flash GordonThe SpiritThe HighwaymanSG-1 The Bounty Hunter

Sam J. Jones

Celebrity Guests

Saturday
Flash GordonThe SpiritThe HighwaymanSG-1 The Bounty Hunter

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Claudia Wells

Claudia Wells

Friday - Sunday
Back To The Future

Claudia Wells

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
Back To The Future

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Barry Williams

Barry Williams

Friday - Sunday
The Brady Bunch

Barry Williams

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
The Brady Bunch

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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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Samm Levine

Samm Levine

Friday - Sunday
Freaks and GeeksUndeclaredInglourious Basterds

Samm Levine

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
Freaks and GeeksUndeclaredInglourious Basterds

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The Honky Tonk Man
Just Added!

The Honky Tonk Man

Friday - Sunday
Professional Wrestling

The Honky Tonk Man

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
Professional Wrestling

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Lisa Marie Varon
Just Added!

Lisa Marie Varon

Friday - Sunday
Professional Wrestler

Lisa Marie Varon

Celebrity Guests

Friday - Sunday
Professional Wrestler

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MORE GUESTS COMING SOON!

MORE GUESTS COMING SOON!


MORE GUESTS COMING SOON!

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Rob Liefeld

Rob Liefeld

Creator Deadpool, Cable, X-Force

Rob Liefeld

Artists & Creators

Creator Deadpool, Cable, X-Force

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Christian Gossett

Christian Gossett

Star Wars - The Red Star
Star WarsCall of Duty

Christian Gossett

Artists & Creators

Star Wars - The Red Star

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Ron Marz

Ron Marz

Silver Surfer - Batman/Aliens - DC vs. Marvel - Witchblade
Silver SurferThorGreen LanternSuperboy

Ron Marz

Artists & Creators

Silver Surfer - Batman/Aliens - DC vs. Marvel - Witchblade

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Alexis E. Fajardo

Alexis E. Fajardo

Kid Beuwolf

Alexis E. Fajardo

Artists & Creators

Kid Beuwolf

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Joe Wos

Joe Wos

MazeToons, An Animation Celebration
MazetoonsAn Animation Celebration: The Top 100 Animated TV Characters

Joe Wos

Artists & Creators Programming Highlights

MazeToons, An Animation Celebration

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M. Todd Gallowglas

M. Todd Gallowglas

Halloween Jack
Tears of Rage Sequence - Halloween Jack - Dead Weight: The Tombs

M. Todd Gallowglas

Artists & Creators

Halloween Jack

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Andrew Farago

Andrew Farago

Batman the Definitive History - Looney Tunes Treasury - TMNT: Ultimate Visual History

Andrew Farago

Artists & Creators

Batman the Definitive History - Looney Tunes Treasury - TMNT: Ultimate Visual History

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Shaenon K. Garrity

Shaenon K. Garrity

Pictures without words
The Zombie Gnome Defense GuideWillowweep Manor

Shaenon K. Garrity

Artists & Creators

Pictures without words

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Tony Kim

Tony Kim


Tony Kim

Entertainment

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Walden Wong

Walden Wong

Wolverine - Venom - X-MEN
HULK - BLACK PANTHER - DARTH VADER - CAPTAIN AMERICA

Walden Wong

Artists & Creators

Wolverine - Venom - X-MEN

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Albert Nguyen

Albert Nguyen


Upper Deck/Marvel sketchcards

Albert Nguyen

Artists & Creators

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Kevin M. Glover

Kevin M. Glover


Independent Comic PublisherCult Film Producer

Kevin M. Glover

Artists & Creators

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Brittni Paul ink

Brittni Paul ink


Brittni Paul ink

Artists & Creators

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​Matthew Wolf

​Matthew Wolf


​Matthew Wolf

Artists & Creators

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StitchToons

StitchToons


StitchToons

Artists & Creators

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AJ Moore

AJ Moore


GudFit Entertainment

AJ Moore

Artists & Creators

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Feral City

Feral City


Feral City

Artists & Creators

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Steph Dere Art

Steph Dere Art

Totowars: The Comic

Steph Dere Art

Artists & Creators

Totowars: The Comic

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Ruby Art

Ruby Art


Ruby Art

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Robert Flemings

Robert Flemings


Robert Flemings

Artists & Creators

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Gitano DePaola

Gitano DePaola


Gitano DePaola

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Michael Calero

Michael Calero


TandarAll New Fathom

Michael Calero

Artists & Creators

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Preston Poulter

Preston Poulter


Preston Poulter

Artists & Creators

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Levi Craig Arts

Levi Craig Arts


Levi Craig Arts

Artists & Creators

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J&R Apparels

J&R Apparels


J&R Apparels

Artists & Creators

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Art by Dabaq

Art by Dabaq


Art by Dabaq

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Jon Del Arroz

Jon Del Arroz


For Steam And Country

Jon Del Arroz

Artists & Creators

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Willowroot Wands

Willowroot Wands


Willowroot Wands

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Jimmy Tran

Jimmy Tran


Ultimate Spiderman vs The Sinister 6Turtles Forever

Jimmy Tran

Artists & Creators

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Brandon Lyons

Brandon Lyons


Bastard Gunman #1

Brandon Lyons

Artists & Creators

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Melissa Pagluica

Melissa Pagluica


Melissa Pagluica

Artists & Creators

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Lopan 4000

Lopan 4000


Lopan 4000

Artists & Creators

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Y Comics

Y Comics


Independent Comic Publisher

Y Comics

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Woodside Illustrations

Woodside Illustrations


Lucas ArtsWizards of the Coast

Woodside Illustrations

Artists & Creators

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Art of Megan Withey

Art of Megan Withey


Myths of Legend

Art of Megan Withey

Artists & Creators

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Hero Wares and Supplies

Hero Wares and Supplies


Hero Wares and Supplies

Artists & Creators

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Sara Shea

Sara Shea


Sara Shea

Artists & Creators

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Zee Cee Art

Zee Cee Art


Zee Cee Art

Artists & Creators

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Billy San Juan

Billy San Juan


Billy San Juan

Entertainment

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Eclectic Dezignz By Shawna Arzadon

Eclectic Dezignz By Shawna Arzadon


Eclectic Dezignz By Shawna Arzadon

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Octopunx

Octopunx


Steampunk / Gothic Art

Octopunx

Artists & Creators

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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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Tym Stevens - Four Color Films

Tym Stevens - Four Color Films


Tym Stevens - Four Color Films

Artists & Creators

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Devin Hughes

Devin Hughes


Bremen

Devin Hughes

Artists & Creators

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Chris Overheat - Badass Girl

Chris Overheat - Badass Girl


Chris Overheat - Badass Girl

Artists & Creators

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Metalsouls

Metalsouls


Metalsouls

Artists & Creators

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Lawrence Washington

Lawrence Washington


Lawrence Washington

Artists & Creators

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Crooked Pinky Fingers

Crooked Pinky Fingers


Crooked Pinky Fingers

Artists & Creators

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Mog Park

Mog Park


HBO’s Game of Thrones

Mog Park

Artists & Creators

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Earth Neighborhood - The Stone Muse

Earth Neighborhood - The Stone Muse


Earth Neighborhood - The Stone Muse

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George Michail

George Michail


Fire Engine RedCover of Darkness

George Michail

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Ben Russel

Ben Russel


Ben Russel

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MWM Art Studios

MWM Art Studios


MWM Art Studios

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Thom Chiaramonte

Thom Chiaramonte


Third Rail Design LabWrongrobot

Thom Chiaramonte

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Musetap Studios

Musetap Studios


Musetap Studios

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Mccull's Webcomics & Art

Mccull's Webcomics & Art


Mccull's Webcomics & Art

Artists & Creators

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James Pascoe

James Pascoe


ThorGambitTitansEmpire

James Pascoe

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Sparkle Stache

Sparkle Stache


Sparkle Stache

Cosplay

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Camislyce

Camislyce


Camislyce

Cosplay

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Shield Labs

Shield Labs


Cosplay Corner

Shield Labs

Cosplay

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​McThor

​McThor


​McThor

Cosplay

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Captain Kaycee

Captain Kaycee


Captain Kaycee

Cosplay

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GeekFest

GeekFest


GeekFest

Entertainment

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TALENT SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Cancellations: Jason Momoa, Jeff Goldblum, and Kevin Nash.
  • Friday, Nov. 22, 20194:30 PM - 5:15 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    live demo by armored combat league

    Don't miss this live performance by the weapons experts from the Armored Combat League!

  • Friday, Nov. 22, 20195:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: ROOM 210

    the geek's guide to literary theory

    Once upon a time, some teacher may have tried to convince you of the right way to read a piece of literature. Lit theory is not about the "right" or "wrong" way to read a text. It's like a wibbly wobbly group of lenses through which we view writing in order to gain a greater understanding of the work. What's more, nerd and geek culture are already masters at several of these lenses. Join writer and educator M. Todd Gallowglas to find out what lenses you already use as well as other ways to examine literary texts, yours and others, in order to deepen your understanding of the craft of fiction. Plus, you'll sound hella smart at parties.

  • Friday, Nov. 22, 20195:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: ROOM 210

    geeks of an age: cosplay over 30

    Join our panelists - noted cosplayers McThor, Sparkle Stache, Camislyce, and moderator, Bill Watters as they celebrate the history of comic and cosplay culture, offer couples cosplay ideas, and give advice on combating negative, age-related stereotypes. Plus, tips on costume choice, dating and family, social media/marketing age awareness, and how to combat bullying in the community.

  • Friday, Nov. 22, 20195:00 PM - 6:00 PM location: KIDS ZONE

    free temporary tattoos

    Kids should head to the Kids Zone for free temporary tattoos courtesy of Wizard World hosts!

  • Friday, Nov. 22, 20195:15 PM - 5:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    wizard world giveaways and cosplay meet-up

    Hosted by Kato Kaelin!

  • Friday, Nov. 22, 20195:30 PM - 6:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    musical performance by joel hundley

    Don't miss this live performance!

  • Friday, Nov. 22, 20195:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    once upon a toon

    Cartoonist and storyteller Joe Wos presentS his program featuring storytelling and live cartoon illustration. This all ages show features original stories and folktales with a twist. Joe draws the stories as he tells them! It's like watching a picture book be created before your very eyes. Join Joe on a pun-filled adventure for all ages!

  • Friday, Nov. 22, 20196:00 PM - 6:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    musical performance by starr saunders

    Don't miss this live performance!

  • Friday, Nov. 22, 20196:00 PM - 6:30 PM location: KIDS ZONE

    kids weapons training with armored combat league

    Kids can't miss this exciting demo with the Armored Combat League!

  • Friday, Nov. 22, 20196:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: ROOM 208

    cosplay 101

    Want to begin cosplaying but don’t know how to get started? Join Wizard World Cosplay Guests SparkleStache, Camislyce, McThor and Captain Kaycee 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, Nov. 22, 20196:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: ROOM 210

    pop culture news desk

    What’s next for the Marvel Cinematic Universe? What’s the significance of the latest episode of The Mandelorian? Should we get a Snyder Cut? So many questions! We now live in an era where we are inundated with pop culture news almost everyday that it’s hard to keep up. Join a panel of professional nerds as they discuss the latest news, controversial topics and what you should know in pop culture. Hosted by Tony B Kim.

  • Friday, Nov. 22, 20196:30 PM - 7:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    musical performance by thomas ian nicholas

    Don't miss this exciting live performance by Wizard World guest Thomas Ian Nicholas

  • Friday, Nov. 22, 20196:30 PM - 7:15 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    how the double-bladed lightsaber was born: a process demo with star wars artist with christian gossett

    Christian Gossett, the inventor of the double-bladed lightsaber in Star Wars, is here to show you how he created the fan-favorite cultural touchstone and teach you how to create your own innovations in the Star Wars galaxy - or any other galaxy!

  • Friday, Nov. 22, 20197:00 PM - 7:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    harry potter trivia

    Harry Potter fans of all ages can't miss this chance to show off their knowledge in this trivia session!

  • Friday, Nov. 22, 20197:00 PM - 7:45 PM location: ROOM 210

    peanuts family album

    Everyone knows Charlie Brown and Snoopy, but did you know that Charles M. Schulz created more than 70 original characters for the Peanuts comic strip? Some became world-famous icons, but many . . . did not. Lex Fajardo (Kid Beowulf), Shaenon K. Garrity (Skin Horse), Joe Wos (MazeToons), and moderator Andrew Farago(Cartoon Art Museum) look back at some of their favorite forgotten Peanuts characters, from Charlotte Braun and Shermy to Tapioca Pudding and Truffles!

  • Friday, Nov. 22, 20197:00 PM - 7:45 PM location: ROOM 208

    the collector's corner

    Collectors unite! Whether it's exclusives, high-end items, or niche goodies, collectors travel the world to find the missing items for their sets. This panel of professional collectors share their tips for how to stay sane in long lines, snipe the best deals online, and network with others in your field. Find out how to expand, maintain, display, and even profit from your collection!

  • Friday, Nov. 22, 20197:00 PM - 9:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    wizard world karaoke

    Come show off your vocal chops (or lack thereof!) in our official Wizard World Karaoke!

  • Friday, Nov. 22, 20197:30 PM - 8:15 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    foam 101

    Come learn foam basics to help you on your next costume adventure. Complete with a demo of building foam armor from scratch.

  • Friday, Nov. 22, 20198:00 PM - 8:45 PM location: ROOM 210

    evil animated

    "Mirror, mirror on the wall who's the baddest of them all?" Find out as cartoon historian Joe Wos list the top ten meanest of the mean animated movie villains to ever terrorize the silver screen. From devilish Disney denizens to more surprising forgotten fiends, we will discuss the finer points of what makes a truly great cartoon villain.

  • Friday, Nov. 22, 20198:00 PM - 8:45 PM location: ROOM 208

    nerdprov!

    Laugh your Asgard off with improvisers from San Jose’s own ComedySportz San Jose, 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. With your ComedySportz New York host, Mike Gregorek.

  • Saturday, Nov. 23, 201910:30 AM - 11:00 AM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    live performance by the armored combat league

    Don't miss this exciting live performance by the weapons experts from the Armored Combat League!

  • Saturday, Nov. 23, 201911:00 AM - 11:45 AM location: ROOM 210

    marvel fan challenge

    Nothing has done more to bring our fandom to mainstream than the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, not all MCU films are created equal. From the first Iron Man to Captain Marvel, join professional nerds as they debate the last decade of Marvel films until there is an ultimate winner. Audience members will also be invited to join in on the panel discussion! This is a must for any superhero fans! Moderated by Tony Kim and the Hero Within Team.

  • Saturday, Nov. 23, 201911:00 AM - 11:45 AM location: JUNIOR BALLROOM

    the business of entertainment: breaking in and standing out

    Bursting onto the scene in the early 2000’s as the star artist on the Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi comics, Christian Gossett quickly made a name for himself as the creator of Darth Maul’s double-bladed lightsaber. Since then he’s continued his work in comics and expanded into film, tv and even videogames. From working as a special effects artist for Peter Jackson and Tim Burton to designing videogames with Activision and directing his own film and tv projects, Gossett is here to give you behind-the-scenes tips on breaking into entertainment, making deals and standing out.

  • Saturday, Nov. 23, 201911:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    so you want to create a board game

    In an era of technology, board games maintain dominance as the primary way for friends and families to spend time together. Whether it's an old-time classic, a trading card game, or the latest top-rated title from Europe, board games have become a way for designers to blend story, strategy, and imagination. A panel of board game creators and aficionados come together to share their tips for how to design, market, and publish your very own board game.

  • Saturday, Nov. 23, 201911:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    i love the 80’s with claudia wells

    Moderated by Samm Levine.

  • Saturday, Nov. 23, 201911:30 AM - 1:15 PM location: ROOM 208

    geekfest short film screenings: best shorts & web series

    Don't miss the Final Screening of the Best shorts and web series screened during the GeekFest 2019 Tour-

    Paleonaut (Eric McEver, 16 mins) A scientist studying the first human time traveller falls in love with her subject. But if her research succeeds they will become separated by eons of history. She must find a way to connect with him across the ages or lose him forever. Starring Tomoko Hayakawa, Yasushi Takada, Eric Boardman, Balaji Manohar. RATED PG

    Narcoleap (Kate Green, 9 mins) When college student Kelsey Atkins unexpectedly begins to leap into the bodies of other people during her bouts of narcolepsy, she becomes a target in the deadly world of military espionage. Starring Chelsey Reist, Madison Smith, Austin Eckert, Aleks Paunovic, Nicole Oliver. RATED PG

    Hot N Nerdy (Robert Vornkahl, 15 mins) A nostalgic sitcom pilot about two socially awkward comic nerds whose lives are completely changed when they’re befriended by the first girl they’ve ever seen at a comic book convention. Set in the year 2000, this is a heartfelt and humorous look back at a time before cons went mainstream. Starring Galya Loeb, Justin Chesney, Keland Alaka’i Sarno, Chandler Lovelle, Jonathan Hyppolite, Bella McGrath, Paolo Kossi. RATED PG-13

    CC (Kailey Spear, Sam Spear, 14 mins) AIDCC28002025, known as CC, is an AID (Artificially Intelligent Device). She has been leased by Cloverhill Nanny Agency to Lena Howard to take care of her daughter, Adelaide. When a violent incident occurs between CC and Lena, an investigative team must determine what happened. Starring Jewel Staite, Sharon Taylor, Audrey Wise Alvarez RATED PG-13

    Little Man of Steel (Larry Ziegelman, 10 mins) Lois and Clark go on their next great adventure – condom-shopping. Starring Kimberly Leemans, Kyle Bares RATED PG-13

    Live (Director, Taryn O’Neill, 13 mins) An online ‘livecaster’ with a dangerous brand has a crisis of conscience over her volatile career choice in a future world where jobs are limited and conflict is currency. Starring Taryn O’Neill, Tyler Wiseman RATED PG-13

  • Saturday, Nov. 23, 201912:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: ROOM 210

    animation celebration: top 10 animated tv characters

    Cartoon historian and former executive director/founder of the ToonSeum, Joe Wos gives a sneak peek at the top ten animated television characters from his upcoming book "Animation Celebration: The 100 greatest characters in television animation." Did you favorite make the top ten? Attend this presentation to find out! The list is sure to trigger a lively debate!

  • Saturday, Nov. 23, 201912:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: JUNIOR BALLROOM

    join the dark side: a star wars debate

    From A New Hope to The Last Jedi, Star Wars has inspired fans for over 4 decades. However, not all fans are on the same side of the force. Fandom has become divided over the past couple of films and now our only hope is Episode 9. Join a panel of professional nerds as they discuss, debate and speculate on the future of the Star Wars universe. Hosted by Tony B Kim.

  • Saturday, Nov. 23, 201912:00 PM - 1:00 PM location: KIDS ZONE

    free temporary tattoos

    Kids should head to the Kids Zone for free temporary tattoos courtesy of your hosts from Wizard World!

  • Saturday, Nov. 23, 201912:15 PM - 12:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    wizard world giveaways and cosplay meet-up

    Hosted by Kato Kaelin!

  • Saturday, Nov. 23, 201912:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    artist demo with lex fajardo

    Meet cartoonist Lex Fajardo and discover how he writes, draws, and creates his action-adventure graphic novel series Kid Beowulf during this live demo and presentation.

  • Saturday, Nov. 23, 201912:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    no holds barred: a conversation with pro wrestler kevin nash

    Moderated by Dr. Billy San Juan

  • Saturday, Nov. 23, 20191:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: JUNIOR BALLROOM

    can’t take the sky from me: a conversation with firefly’s jewel staite and sean maher

    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 and Sean Maher, the actors behind Kaylee Frye and Simon Tam, are here to talk about their experience making the show and its enduring popularity.

  • Saturday, Nov. 23, 20191:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: ROOM 208

    everyone’s a critic: being a critic in an online age

    The past decade has seen an explosion in the scope of journalism, from the rise of citizen-journalism to blogging to vloggers, podcasters, and online-only news sources. This panel of writers and hosts from CBR, Geek Magazine, Digital Bits, Bleeding Cool, and others will talk about the roles new media play between their readers and the industries and communities they serve. Varying levels of informality versus classic ideas of professionalism, show-specific outlets versus general news sites, and more.

  • Saturday, Nov. 23, 20191:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    cosplay wing making demo

    Cosplayers looking to fly should join Wizard World Cosplay guest Camislyce for this tutorial on making your own set of (nonfunctional) wings!

  • Saturday, Nov. 23, 20191:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: ROOM 208

    a conversation with deadpool creator rob liefeld

    Fans can’t miss this Q&A panel with Rob Liefeld, the legendary comic creator behind characters like Deadpool and Cable and teams like X-Force, The New Mutants and Youngblood!

  • Saturday, Nov. 23, 20192:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: ROOM 210

    diagnosing heroes and villains: mental illness fact & fiction

    Mental illness is often used as a motivation for heroism and villainy in books, movies, and TV shows. But how accurate are these portrayals? Is the Joker really psychotic? Does Two-Face really have a split personality? What underlies The Punisher's need for revenge? Dr. Billy and a panel of psychology experts examine your favorite characters, discuss their diagnoses, and shed light on the stigmas behind mental illnesses.

  • Saturday, Nov. 23, 20192:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    kids costume contest

    Hosted by Kato Kaelin and Wizard World Cosplay Guests!

  • Saturday, Nov. 23, 20192:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: JUNIOR BALLROOM

    legends of tomorrow reunion with brandon routh, caity lotz and matt ryan

    Moderated by Mike Gregorek

  • Saturday, Nov. 23, 20192:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    kids costume contest

    Hosted by Kato Kaelin and Wizard World Cosplay Guest McThor!

  • Saturday, Nov. 23, 20192:30 PM - 3:15 PM location: ROOM 208

    comics in the classroom

    Cartoonists Joe Wos and Lex Fajardo discuss the changing face of comics in the classroom. Discover how the use of comics has been used by teachers, librarians, and creators to help engage reluctant readers and turn them into life-long readers.

  • Saturday, Nov. 23, 20192:30 PM - 3:15 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    how to ink comics with walden wong

    Walden Wong is a well-respected comic book artist/inker and has a wide range of experience in the industry. He has worked for practically every publisher including DC, Marvel, Image, Dark Horse, and VIZ media. Come join Walden Wong to see how he inks comic books.

  • Saturday, Nov. 23, 20193:00 PM - 3:45 PM location: ROOM 210

    batman: the definitive history of the dark knight

    Celebrate 80 years of The Dark Knight with author Andrew Farago (Cartoon Art Museum) as he looks back at The Caped Crusader's history, from the pages of Detective Comics #27 to The Gotham Guardian's big screen adventures.

  • Saturday, Nov. 23, 20193:00 PM - 3:45 PM location: JUNIOR BALLROOM

    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, Nov. 23, 20193:00 PM - 3:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    inside the ring with pro wrestlers honky tonk man and lisa marie varon

    Moderated by Dr. Billy San Juan

  • Saturday, Nov. 23, 20193:30 PM - 4:15 PM location: ROOM 208

    how to write comics with ron marz

    Acclaimed comics writer Ron Marz takes you behind the curtain for a peek at the process of putting together a comic script. Invaluable insight from the man who has written everything from the legendary Marvel vs. DC crossover to Star Wars!

  • Saturday, Nov. 23, 20193:30 PM - 4:15 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    cosplay on a budget

    Want to start cosplaying but don’t want to lay out a lot of cash? Join Wizard World Cosplay Guests SparkleStache & Captain Kaycee for innovative tips on breaking into the field! They’ll discuss why cosplay is okay for any budget, where to look to find cheap cosplays, and ways to achieve the character’s look without an expensive cosplay.

  • Saturday, Nov. 23, 20193:45 PM - 4:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    wizard world giveaways and cosplay meet-up

    Hosted by Kato Kaelin!

  • Saturday, Nov. 23, 20194:00 PM - 4:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    musical performance by thomas ian nicholas

    Don't miss this live performance by Wizard World Guest Thomas Ian Nicholas!

  • Saturday, Nov. 23, 20194:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: ROOM 210

    cinema's best of the worst

    "Oh hai Wizard World." Join pop culture historian, Joe Wos, for a discussion on what makes for a truly "great" bad movies. Joe will share a few of his picks for movies you will love to hate and welcomes audience discussion for picks on the best of the worst! From the "Citizen Kane" of bad cinema- Plan 9 from Outer Space to more obscure awful fare, we will watch previews and clips that will leave you writhing in the aisles.

  • Saturday, Nov. 23, 20194:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: JUNIOR BALLROOM

    flash, a-ah! a conversation with flash gordon’s sam jones

    Don’t miss this special Q&A with the star of the classic Flash Gordon film, Sam Jones!

  • Saturday, Nov. 23, 20194:30 PM - 5:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    live performance by the armored combat league

    Come check out this live demo from the weapons experts of The Armored Combat League!

  • Saturday, Nov. 23, 20194:30 PM - 5:15 PM location: ROOM 208

    between the ropes: the life of a wrestler

    You know them as real-life superheroes who display magnificent feats of strength and agility. But behind the masks and attire are human beings who sacrifice their bodies, and even their relationships, to give audiences the show-of-a-lifetime. From long hours to balancing other careers, our panelists give you a rare insider's look into the wrestling business.

  • Saturday, Nov. 23, 20195:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: ROOM 210

    epic cosplay scenery in photos

    Join Wizard World Cosplay Guest Captain Kaycee for this panel discussing location scouting for cosplay photoshoots and how areas around Sacramento can be used for photos!

  • Saturday, Nov. 23, 20195:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: JUNIOR BALLROOM

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

    The actors behind the seminal supernatural family 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.

  • Saturday, Nov. 23, 20195:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: ROOM 208

    dungeons & dragons & improv

    Join comedians and tried-and-true geeks from San Jose’s own COMEDYSPORTZ SAN JOSE as they play a live D&D game. These Wizards of Sacramento 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, Nov. 23, 20196:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: ROOM 210

    quidditch in the muggle world

    How do you play quidditch? How do you fly? How does the snitch work? If you've ever had any of these questions about how muggle quidditch works, come on over to learn from our quidditch experts! Muggle quidditch is an all-gender, full-contact, fun, and competitive sport and played by thousands of players across the world. Members of the Bay Area Breakers, a club quidditch team based in the San Francisco Bay Area, will be here to teach you how the sport works and share our favorite quidditch memories. Our players have represented San Francisco for Western Championship Quidditch and Major League Quidditch, reached Final Four at US Quidditch nationals, and played for Team Mexico at the International Quidditch World Cup!

  • Saturday, Nov. 23, 20197:00 PM - 8:30 PM location: JUNIOR BALLROOM

    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 COSPLAY CORNER inside the exhibition floor on Saturday. Registration closes at 5PM! We’ll see you there! (Recommended for ages 13+)

  • Sunday, Nov. 24, 201910:00 AM - 10:45 AM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    musical performance by school of rock

    Get ready to rock with this live performance from the School of Rock!

  • Sunday, Nov. 24, 201911:00 AM - 11:45 AM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    flaming piles of garbage: how to write your first draft

    Do you have a novel, short story, poem, or script idea, but can't seem to get through the first draft? There are so many hurdles, from finding the time to overcoming writers block, from doing research to being a perfectionist. A panel of accomplished writers share the tools they use to overcome those hurdles, and what to do after your first draft is complete. After all, the first draft isn't supposed to be perfect! It's supposed to be a flaming pile of garbage.

  • Sunday, Nov. 24, 201911:00 AM - 11:45 AM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    barry, barry, barry: a conversation with the brady bunch’s barry williams

    Moderated by Samm Levine.

  • Sunday, Nov. 24, 201911:30 AM - 12:00 PM location: KIDS ZONE

    kids weapons training with armored combat league

    Kids can't miss this fun training session with the Armored Combat League in the Kids Zone!

  • Sunday, Nov. 24, 201911:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: ROOM 210

    cosplay is not consent

    Join Wizard World Bay Area Cosplay Guests SparkleStache & Captain Kaycee for this discussion on proper etiquette when interacting with cosplayers and how you can help create a safe harassment free space for all the attendees!

  • Sunday, Nov. 24, 201911:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: ROOM 208

    geekfest screenings: best fan films (adults 18+)

    Don't miss the Final Screening of the Best fan films screened during the GeekFest 2019 Tour-

    Star Wars: The Toys Awaken (Raymond Montemayor, 7 mins) On the opening night of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a seven-year-old girl’s Star Wars toys come to life. They learn who they are and set off on an adventure to help their young companion as she heads out to watch The Force Awakens. Starring Edwin Frank Ortiz, Taylor Koster, Whitton Frank, Robert Nixon, David S. Dawson, Maliya Montemayor, Nora Montemayor, Raymond Montemayor, Cecilia Martin. Rated PG

    The Lightsaber Maker (Jeremy Brown, 12 mins) Valin Horn is the galaxy’s only maker of Artisanal Lightsabers. This is his story. Starring Scott Patey. Rated PG

    Deadpool The Musical 2 (Julian Higgings, 12 mins) He’s back! That “Merc with a Mouth” just can’t stop singing! This time, they’ve pulled out all the stops with an insane, action-filled medley of some of your all-time favorite Disney movie songs, Join the R-rated, NSFW, musical mayhem as our favorite singing anti-hero, Deadpool, sings and slays his way through a series of Disney songs and superhero teams, from the X-Men to the Avengers and more. RATED R

  • Sunday, Nov. 24, 201911:45 AM - 12:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    wizard world giveaways and cosplay meet-up

    Hosted by Kato Kaelin!

  • Sunday, Nov. 24, 201912:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    the art of pareidolia: seeing faces everywhere

    Do you look at a building and see a face smiling back at you? Pareidolia is the act of seeing faces in objects. Join cartoonist Joe Wos as he literally draws inspiration from everyday objects with extraordinary expressions!

  • Sunday, Nov. 24, 201912:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    women of sci-fi and fantasy: a conversation with holly marie combs, courtney ford and katrina law

    Moderated by Tony Kim

  • Sunday, Nov. 24, 201912:00 PM - 1:00 PM location: KIDS ZONE

    free temporary tattoos

    Kids should head to the Kids Zone courtesy of your hosts at Wizard World!

  • Sunday, Nov. 24, 201912:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: ROOM 208

    a long time ago...star wars: the pre-disney years

    Take a look back as we compare and contrast the Star Wars universe then and now with Star Wars comics writer Ron Marz. Ron will share his memories of working on one of the most iconic properties in pop culture fandom as he looks back on his own personal journey through the Star Wars galaxy.

  • Sunday, Nov. 24, 201912:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: ROOM 210

    trailer reactions live

    This panel of nationally known film and television critics and industry writers screen some of the newest and most anticipated trailers from upcoming films and TV and then break down reactions and expectations. They'll also offer behind-the-scenes tidbits and the latest news of each.

  • Sunday, Nov. 24, 20191:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    kids costume contest

    Hosted by Kato Kaelin and Wizard World Cosplay Guests!

  • Sunday, Nov. 24, 20191:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    working in comics with walden wong

    Walden Wong is a well-respected comic book artist/inker and has a wide range of experience in the industry. He has worked for practically every publisher including DC, Marvel, Image, Dark Horse, and VIZ media. Come join Walden Wong as he discusses working in comics.

  • Sunday, Nov. 24, 20191:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: ROOM 210

    four steps to engaging fiction

    You have characters. You have a plot. Now you have to put them together in a way that's going to make your audience fall in love with both. Every truly engaging story has a voice that speaks to the audience. Come and learn four steps you can use to discover the voice that will draw the reader in and get them to fall in love with your story. Be sure to bring a pencil and paper or remember to charge your tablet or laptop.

  • Sunday, Nov. 24, 20191:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: ROOM 208

    the psychology of horror

    Fear protects us from danger. Yet, so many of us seek the scariest movies and creepiest stories. What compels us to search for the very things that keep us awake at night? Why are we fascinated with murderers, monsters, and mayhem? A panel of horror experts discusses the reasons we so fervently seek the worst of nightmares.

  • Sunday, Nov. 24, 20192:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    from dum dum dugan to damien dahrk: a conversation with neil mcdonough

    Moderated by Tony Kim.