Stan Lee, David Tennant, ‘Boy Meets World’ Q&A’s, Cosplay, Creative Panels Head Programming At Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans; Most Included With Any Admission
NEW ORLEANS, January 2, 2018 - Q&A sessions with standout celebrities Stan Lee (Marvel CEO Emeritus), David Tennant (“Doctor Who”), Ian Somerhalder (“The Vampire Diaries”), Henry Winkler (“Happy Days”), the “Gotham” tandem of Robin Lord Taylor and David Mazouz, the “Boy Meets World” duo of Will Friedle and Rider Strong, anime, video games, cosplayer and comics creator sessions, Sci-Fi Speed Dating, adult and kids costume contests, the new Kids Costume Parade and more highlight the programming offerings at Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans, Friday through Sunday at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center. Most programming is included as part of the standard event admission and is in addition to the live entertainment options (dancing, music, etc.) all weekend.
Some highlights of the more than 70 hours of panels scheduled include:
Interactive Q&As with Lee (Saturday, 1 p.m.), Tennant (Saturday, 2 p.m.), Somerhalder (Saturday, 3 p.m.), Winkler (Sunday, noon), Jason David Frank (“Mighty Morphin Power Rangers,” Saturday, 12:30 p.m.), Ruth Connell (“Supernatural,” Saturday, noon), Joe Flanigan (“Stargate: Atlantis,” Saturday, 1:30 p.m.)
Group sessions with the casts of “Gotham” (Saturday, 4 p.m.) and “Boy Meets World” (Saturday, 4 p.m.) and “Women Of Sci-Fi” Charisma Carpenter (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) and Holly Marie Combs (“Charmed) (Saturday, 2 p.m.)
Disney Trivia panel with Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite) and Thomas Ian Nicholas (Rookie of the Year, Saturday, 2 p.m.)
Creator-themed hours featuring industry superstars Stuart Sayger (“Micronauts”), Genese Davis (The Holder's Dominion), Clinton Hobart (licensed Disney fine artist), Mark Kistler (“Secret City”, Tom Cook (“Saturday Morning Cartoons”), Greg Herren (“Garden District Gothic”), Victor Dandridge (“The Samaritan”) and more
Sci-Fi Speed Dating sessions (Friday 6 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m./LGBTPQ, 1 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 6 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m../LGBTPQ, 1 p.m., 3:30 p.m.)
Screening of the award winning feature documentary COMIX: Beyond the Comic Book Pages, a film all about comic books, and the phenomenon surrounding them that features some of the greatest talent in the industry (Saturday, 3:30 p.m.).
Fan-based panels on subjects ranging from podcasting, indie comics, “Ghosts of New Orleans” with the Paranormal Society of New Orleans, “Doctor Who,” “Harry Potter,” “Star Wars” and more
Kids programming all three days, including story time, face painting, puppet shows, dance parties, magic, learn to draw, (and Kids 10 and under are free every day with paid adult)
World-famous Wizard World Comic Con Adult Costume Contest, Saturday at 7 p.m. and Kids Costume Contests on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.
Cosplay with special guests Da Berry Best Cosplays, Alex Cosplays, OhMySophii, Princess Morgan, Captain K and Canvas Cosplay and more, throughout the weekend
Cosplay Workshops (Working with Worbla, How to Bring a Character to Life, Creators and Social Media, Intro to Molding/Casting, Makeup, Pokemon), require additional ticket
Unless noted, programming events take place in the designated General Programming Rooms or show floor stages at the convention center. VIP tickets or additional costs may apply to ensure access to select activities, as noted.
A full list of Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans programming is available at http://wizardworld.com/program... (subjects, guests, times and rooms subject to change).
Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. The first event scheduled on the 2018 Wizard World calendar, New Orleans show hours are Friday, January 5, 4-9 p.m.; Saturday, January 6, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, January 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Kids 10 and under are admitted free with paid adult.
For more on the 2018 Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans, visit http://wizd.me/NewOrleansPR.