Madison Programming

See you next year!

  • Friday, Oct. 25, 20194:00 PM - 5:00 PM location: KIDS ZONE

    free sketches for kids

    Kids can join artist Joe Wos for free sketches in the Kids Zone!

  • Friday, Oct. 25, 20194:15 PM - 4:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    wizard world giveaways

    Hosted by Kato Kaelin!

  • Friday, Oct. 25, 20195:00 PM - 5:30 PM location: KIDS ZONE

    make your own halloween bat!

    Kids should head to the Kids Zone for this fun spooky activity!

  • Friday, Oct. 25, 20195:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: MENDOTA 3-4

    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, Oct. 25, 20195:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    how to be a pro inker in comics

    Join artists Mostafa Mousa and Jeremy Clark for this discussion and demo!

  • Friday, Oct. 25, 20195:30 PM - 6:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    musical performance by the klingon pop warrior

    Check out this live performance!

  • Friday, Oct. 25, 20196:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: MENDOTA 6-7

    pro wrestling 101 with wrestlingaudio.com

    What a time to be a wrestling fan! WWE, NXT, AEW, NWA, ROH, MLW, Impact Wrestling, the list goes on... us fans haven't had this many serious options since the Attitude Era. But what does each company need to do to continue to stand out from the competition? Join Mo Lightning - podcaster for 14 years - as he breaks down the current boom of televised wrestling promotions and gives away autographed goodies from your favorite superstars!

  • Friday, Oct. 25, 20196:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: MENDOTA 7-8

    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, Oct. 25, 20196:00 PM - 7:00 PM location: KIDS ZONE

    free face painting by holly berry

    Kids should head to the Kids Zone for free face painting!

  • Friday, Oct. 25, 20196:00 PM - 8:00 PM location: MENDOTA 2

    how to get started editing video workshop

    Join YouTuber Spyros Heniadis and learn how to get started editing video!! Creating video is easier than it’s ever been, but one of the hardest things is learning how to edit all that footage you take! We'll go over strategies for recording that will save you time in the edit, demonstrate how to edit, share a number of editing software solutions that will fit any budget, (including mobile and desktop options), and answer all your editing questions. A great video is made in the edit, and Spyros will get you started editing like a pro! ADDITIONAL TICKET REQUIRED.

  • Friday, Oct. 25, 20196:30 PM - 6:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    cosplay meet-up and wizard world giveaways

    Hosted by Kato Kaelin!

  • Friday, Oct. 25, 20196:30 PM - 7:15 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    once upon a toon with joe wos

    Cartoonist and storyteller Joe Wos present 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, Oct. 25, 20196:45 PM - 7:15 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    performance by arthur j daniel

    Don't miss this live performance!

  • Friday, Oct. 25, 20197:00 PM - 7:45 PM location: MENDOTA 5-6

    diversity in cosplay with wizard world cosplay guest papa bear

    Cosplay is a chance for ANYbody to express themselves and their passions for ANY character, regardless of skin color, orientation, disability, gender, or body type. It’s about living the character in the moment. Join the panelists as they give their diverse perspectives on the cultural impact, barriers, triumphs, and empowerment in the cosplay community.

  • Friday, Oct. 25, 20197:00 PM - 7:45 PM location: MENDOTA 7-8

    nerdprov!

    Laugh your Asgard off with improvisers from Madison’s own Atlas Improv Company, 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.

  • Friday, Oct. 25, 20197:15 PM - 7:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    cosplay meet-up and wizard world giveaways

    Hosted by Kato Kaelin!

  • Friday, Oct. 25, 20197:30 PM - 8:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    the live art of d. whitaker ink

    Don't miss this live art demo!

  • Friday, Oct. 25, 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, Oct. 25, 20197:30 PM - 8:15 PM location: MENDOTA 3-4

    behind the scenes at comic con

    Mo Lightning (Professional geek, Morning Radio Host) has been hosting guest panels on comic-con stages nationwide for over 8 years, and 100 celebrities. Hear some of the most comical, fanatical, and simply unbelievable moments he's experienced over his career, involving Stan Lee, Sebastian Stan, Gilbert Gottfried, Mike Tyson and many others.

  • Friday, Oct. 25, 20197:30 PM - 8:15 PM location: MENDOTA 3-4

    when universes collide: creating comic crossovers with ron marz

    Ron Marz has overseen some of comics most epic crossover events from Batman/Aliens to DC vs. Marvel. Ron will share the secrets to the delicate balancing act of combining prestigious properties while maintaining respect for their deep histories to create new and exciting storylines. Delve deep into the creative process behind some of the greatest face offs in fandom with Ron Marz!

  • Friday, Oct. 25, 20198:00 PM - 8:45 PM location: MENDOTA 5-6

    geek trivia

    With great intelligence comes great responsibility. Join New York trivia host, Mike Gregorek, as he takes you down the rabbit hole of nerdy knowledge. Comics, collectibles and show passes will be awarded. Both single players and teams welcome. In the end, one team will rule them all.

  • Friday, Oct. 25, 20198:00 PM - 8:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    official wizard world karaoke

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

  • Friday, Oct. 25, 20198:30 PM - 9:30 PM location: Pooley's Sports Bar and Event Center ( 5441 High Crossing Blvd, Madison, WI 53718)

    smallville cocktail party (tom welling & michael rosenbaum)

    Mix and mingle with Smallville's Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum at this private coktail party event. ADDITIONAL TICKET REQUIRED.

    INCLUDES
    Passed appetivers and hors d'oeuvres plus 2 drinks per ticket (well drink, beer, wine, or martini). Professional photographers will be on-site taking candid photos, no selfies or autographs allowed.

  • Saturday, Oct. 26, 201910:00 AM - 11:00 AM location: KIDS ZONE

    free sketches for kids

    Kids can join artist Joe Wos for free sketches in the Kids Zone!

  • Saturday, Oct. 26, 201911:00 AM - 11:45 AM location: MENDOTA 5-6

    harry potter fan celebration

    Through books, films, amusement parks, and more, the Harry Potter phenomenon has captivated people worldwide. What is it about Harry, Hermione, Ron, Dumblemore, and company that keeps us enthralled? Join Wind Goodfriend (The Psychology of Harry Potter), Scott Jordan (Supernatural Psychology: Roads Less Traveled), and more for an exploration and celebration of the world of Hogwarts.

  • Saturday, Oct. 26, 201911:00 AM - 11:45 AM location: MENDOTA 3-4

    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, Oct. 26, 201911:15 AM - 11:30 AM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    wizard world giveaways

    Hosted by Kato Kaelin!

  • Saturday, Oct. 26, 201911:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: MENDOTA 7-8

    the art of saturday morning cartoon production with tom cook

    Wizard World is proud to present world-renowned animator Tom Cook (Tarzan; Flash Gordon; He-Man and the Masters of the Universe; She-Ra Princess of Power). This panel will be a demonstration of the steps taken to bring an idea from script to screen. Cook will begin with a short story of how he became an animator back in the late 1970s and then describe the different departments in an animation studio and what they do to move the development of the cartoon forward. Tom will have a few scenes he has worked on over the years on video and then will open the floor for questions about either the process or any other question you may have. So come out and see first-hand how your favorite cartoons were made.

  • Saturday, Oct. 26, 201912:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: MENDOTA 5-6

    investing in comics: what makes a comic worth so much?

    Ever wonder why some comics are worth thousands if not millions of dollars while there are others barely worth a dime? Come to this informative session where you will learn the numerous factors that determine a comic book’s worth. Whether you are new to collecting or a seasoned veteran, arm yourself with knowledge and come learn what makes a comic worth so much!

  • Saturday, Oct. 26, 201912:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: MENDOTA 3-4

    women in sci-fi and fantasy with dichen lachman & kelly hu

    Moderated by Mo Lightning

  • Saturday, Oct. 26, 201912:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    cosplay photography: bringing the character to life

    Join YouTuber and photographer Spyros Heniadis and Cosplayer and Model Cecilia Ballantyne for a live photoshoot demonstration. Spyros and Cecilia will discuss and demonstrate how to use lighting and posing to create amazing cosplay portraits, and will answer all of your cosplay photography questions to help you take great cosplay photos!

  • Saturday, Oct. 26, 201912:00 PM - 1:00 PM location: KIDS ZONE

    free face painting by holly berry

    Kids should head to the Kids Zone for free face painting!

  • Saturday, Oct. 26, 201912:15 PM - 1:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    performance by magician john greene

    Don't miss this magic performance!

  • Saturday, Oct. 26, 201912:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: MENDOTA 7-8

    black panther psychology: hidden kingdoms

    Who is the Black Panther? Join Drs. Vanessa Hicks (Black Panther Psychology: Hidden Kingdoms) and Scott Jordan (Illinois State University) for this panel discussion in an in-depth discussion of the popularity and importance of Black Panther, including cultural representation, social exclusion, gender roles, role models, bullying, and more. What is about T'Challa and his personal mythos that can resonate with everyone?

  • Saturday, Oct. 26, 20191:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: MENDOTA 5-6

    the blake & sal show live presents: the great marvel debate!

    Blake Reilly, Sal Costa & Mark Palkowski hosts a rousing debate about the MCU, comics, television and more. You as the audience get to pick the winner of each round and the winner will be decided in a best of 5 format. Think Movie Fights but turned up a notch.

  • Saturday, Oct. 26, 20191:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    cosplay makeup 101

    Join Wizard World Cosplay Guests to learn the basics of makeup and other SFX techniques to transform your cosplay!

  • Saturday, Oct. 26, 20191:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    performance by dld dance center

    Don't miss this live performance!

  • Saturday, Oct. 26, 20191:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: MENDOTA 3-4

    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, Oct. 26, 20191:00 PM - 3:00 PM location: MENDOTA 2

    cosplay photography workshop: how to start taking truly amazing cosplay portraits

    Taking amazing cosplay photos is more than just pressing the shutter button. Your camera settings, the lighting, composition, the character, posint, the color scheme, all of these things need to be considered. In this workshop, cosplay photographer Spyros Heniadis and cosplayer and model Cecilia Ballantyne will show you how to take your cosplay photos from just ok to AMAZING, by understanding your camera, your settings, how to use lighting, and more. This will be a hands on workshop so be sure to bring your camera with you! ADDITIONAL TICKET REQUIRED.

  • Saturday, Oct. 26, 20191:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: MENDOTA 7-8

    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, Oct. 26, 20191:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: ARENA

    a smallville reunion with tom welling, michael rosenbaum, laura vandervoort and erica durance

    Come join the stars of Smallville to celebrate the enduring popularity of this fan-favorite show!

  • Saturday, Oct. 26, 20192:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    what it takes to work for dc and marvel comics

    Join artist Mostafa Mousa for this discussion and demo!

  • Saturday, Oct. 26, 20192:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    impossibly cute™ kids costume contest

    Hosted by Kato Kaelin and Wizard World Cosplay Guests!

  • Saturday, Oct. 26, 20192:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: MENDOTA 3-4

    no holds barred: a conversation with pro wrestler kevin nash

    Moderated by Mo Lightning.

  • Saturday, Oct. 26, 20192:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: MENDOTA 5-6

    see you on the other side podcast live

    The paranormal influence on music, art, and celebrity makes for lively discussion in this talk show featuring a rock band and their weird friends. Delve into the secret world of pop culture and the paranormal: Where South by Southwest meets Coast to Coast. Mike and Wendy from See You On The Other Side have interviewed paranormal stars like The Ghost Brothers, Jason Hawes from Ghost Hunters, Brian Cano from Paranormal: Caught on Camera, Katrina Weidman from Paranormal Lockdown and are once again bringing their irreverent take on the crossover of art, music, movies, spirituality, and the weird.

  • Saturday, Oct. 26, 20192:30 PM - 3:15 PM location: MENDOTA 7-8

    is fan art legal?

    Join attorney Dirk Vanover of ComicsLawyer.com for an in-depth discussion of the legal issues surrounding fan art, fan fiction, and fan films.

  • Saturday, Oct. 26, 20193:00 PM - 3:45 PM location: MENDOTA 5-6

    the terror of robots and a.i.: terminator! blade runner! westworld! and beyond!

    When do synthetic beings become sentient? When is artificial intelligence simply intelligence? Are droids and replicants actually slaves? Should we sweettalk Siri today so Skynet doesn't attack us tomorrow? Wind Goodfriend (Westworld Psychology: Violent Delights), Vanessa Hicks (Black Panther Psychology: Hidden Kingdoms), and Scott Jordan (Star Trek Psychology: The Mental Frontier) tackle those questions and examine fears of technology gone awry in terms of twenty-first century concerns about rapidly evolving A.I. Will these mechanical delights lead to violent ends?

  • Saturday, Oct. 26, 20193:00 PM - 3:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    how to draw “disney’s gargoyles” - goliath & easy to remember animation tips

    Official Disney Artist Kurt Lehner will walk fans through a fun step by step how to draw Goliath from "Disney's Gargoyles.” Also learning simple & easy to remember animation tips & the chance to have a question & answer period. Don't miss out on this great & exciting opportunity.

  • Saturday, Oct. 26, 20193:00 PM - 3:45 PM location: MENDOTA 3-4

    90's trivia with samm levine & kato kaelin

    Trivia lovers and 90’s aficionados alike can’t miss this fun trivia session!

  • Saturday, Oct. 26, 20193:30 PM - 4:15 PM location: MENDOTA 7-8

    cosplay on a budget

    Want to start cosplaying but don’t want to lay out a lot of cash? Join Wizard World Cosplay Guests 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, Oct. 26, 20193:30 PM - 4:15 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    wizard world giveaways

    Hosted by Kato Kaelin!

  • Saturday, Oct. 26, 20193:30 PM - 4:15 PM location: ARENA

    one season and a movie: 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 are here to talk about her experience making the show and its enduring popularity.

  • Saturday, Oct. 26, 20193:45 PM - 4:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    cookie demo with crumby art bakehouse

    Don't miss this delicious live demo!

  • Saturday, Oct. 26, 20194:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: MENDOTA 5-6

    intellectual property and comics

    It’s undeniable that comic books, and the characters they contain, have been at the forefront of pop culture lately. However, there is a long history of intellectual property disputes involving comic book characters. Join attorney Dirk Vanover (ComicsLawyer.com) as he discusses what is intellectual property, important and interesting intellectual property disputes from the comic book world, and tips to protect your creations.

  • Saturday, Oct. 26, 20194:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    cosplay photo editing demonstration

    Join cosplay photographer Spyros Heniadis to see his editing process and learn just how easy it can be to edit great cosplay photos. Photo editing is a blend of creativity and process, and Spyros will answer all of your editing questions while showing the tools and processes he uses to be creative and create awesome cosplay photos!

  • Saturday, Oct. 26, 20194:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: MENDOTA 3-4

    acting for the stage and screen with zach galligan

    The star of Gremlins and Gremlins 2: The New Batch is here to talk about his career and to provide some acting tips and tricks! From working with greats like Steven Spielberg, Bill Murray, Dan Ayckroyd and Nicolas Cage to his experiences teaching acting in New York, Zach’s got some amazing behind-the-scenes stories to tell!

  • Saturday, Oct. 26, 20194:15 PM - 5:15 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    musical performance by face time police

    Don't miss this live performance!

  • Saturday, Oct. 26, 20194:30 PM - 5:15 PM location: MENDOTA 7-8

    supervillain psychology: who wants to be the bad guy?

    Every great superhero faces a rogues gallery full of colorful supervillains. What makes a great supervillain? How evil do they have to be? Do they resemble real criminals in any way? Are they truly insane or just having fun? Scott Jordan (Daredevil Psychology: Hidden Kingdoms), Wind Goodfriend (The Joker Psychology: Evil Clowns and the Women Who Love Them; Westworld Psychology: Violent Delights), and Vanessa Hicks (Black Panther Psychology: Hidden Kingdoms) weigh what it means to be a supervillain and what kind of person could become one. Beware!

  • Saturday, Oct. 26, 20194:30 PM - 5:15 PM location: ARENA

    a nightmare before christmas reunion with chris sarandon & ken page

    Few films define “cult classic” quite like Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” The voice actors behind Jack Skellington and Oogie Boogie are here to talk about making the film and its enduring popularity.

  • Saturday, Oct. 26, 20195:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: MENDOTA 5-6

    competitive cosplay

    Ready to compete in the world-famous Wizard World Costume Contest? Before you do, come learn some tips and tricks from Wizard World Cosplay Guests! You’ll learn what to expect in a competition, how to make your cosplay “competitive” and how to act professional in a competition!

  • Saturday, Oct. 26, 20195:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    inking comics with jeremy clark

    Join Wizard World guest artist Jeremy Clark for this tutorial on inking comics!

  • Saturday, Oct. 26, 20195:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: MENDOTA 3-4

    beyond the comic panels documentary screening

    Written, directed and produced by Jason C. Gares, (Hackers of CypherCon, Stories from the Midwest Gaming Classic, Video Workbench: The Scale Model Show) BEYOND THE COMIC PANELS is a 98 minute documentary film that highlights 12 artists, publishers and animators on how they got started. All give various tips, tricks and techniques that can aide fellow artists to take the next crucial step to help make dreams... into reality. Featuring the creative talents of: Barbara Kaalberg, James Munch, Jeff Butler, Jeffrey Moy, Mark Kistler, Mark Stegbaur, Mostafa Moussa, Nick Choles, Samantha Gorel, Steve Geiger, Steve Lavine & Tom Cook. Filmed at Wizard World Madison 2017 & 2018. Streaming now on Amazon Prime, Amazon Video on Demand, YouTube and Vimeo on Demand. All patrons who attend can obtain a code for a FREE digital VIMEO ON DEMAND rental of the film (a $2.99 value).

  • Saturday, Oct. 26, 20195:30 PM - 6:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    wizard world auction

    Hosted by Kato Kaelin!

  • Saturday, Oct. 26, 20195:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: MENDOTA 7-8

    dungeons & dragons & improv

    Join comedians and tried-and-true geeks from Madison’s own Atlas Improv Company as they play a live D&D game. These Wizards of T-Town 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, Oct. 26, 20196:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    official wizard world karaoke

    Come show off your vocal chops (or lack thereof) at Wizard World’s official karaoke!

  • Saturday, Oct. 26, 20197:00 PM - 8:00 PM location: ARENA

    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, Best Video Game Character and Best Anime Character. Compete for cash prizes totalling $12,500! Anyone interested in participating must sign up online or in the COSPLAY CORNER inside the exhibition floor on Saturday. Space is limited, so registration online is strongly encouraged. On-site registration closes at 3PM or earlier if all slots are filled! We’ll see you there! (Ages 13+)

  • Saturday, Oct. 26, 20197:00 PM - 8:45 PM location: MENDOTA 5-6

    smallville nights (tom welling & michael rosenbaum)

    Smallville Nights is an intimate evening with Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum where fans will not only enjoy talking, hearing stories and asking questions from the two actors, but they will also have the rare opportunity to watch and potentially participate with the two as they play out scenes from old Smallville scripts. Each fan will also leave with a unique gift from Michael and Tom. ADDITIONAL TICKET REQUIRED.

    NOTE: No selfies, autographs, or photography allowed.

  • Sunday, Oct. 27, 201911:00 AM - 11:45 AM location: MENDOTA 3-4

    getting published: write here, write now!

    Trouble finding a book publisher? How about a literary agent? Do you really need your own publicist? Is getting into print different when your book’s topic is particularly geeky? Hear how these bookworms got their works into print, how they made money at it, and how you might, too. Moderated by Dr. Scott Jordan (Supernatural Psychology: Roads Less Traveled; Black Panther Psychology: Hidden Kingdoms).

  • Sunday, Oct. 27, 201911:00 AM - 11:45 AM 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, Oct. 27, 201911:00 AM - 11:45 AM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    cookie demo by crumby art bakehouse

    Don't miss this delicious live demo!

  • Sunday, Oct. 27, 201911:00 AM - 1:00 PM location: MENDOTA 2

    photo editing workshop: how to add wow to your cosplay photos!

    Photo editing is a powerful way to take your cosplay photos and add that extra WOW to them, and in this workshop cosplay photographer Spyros Heniadis will show you the tricks and tools you can use to do just that. You'll learn how to add lighting effects, how to color grade photos, what software options you have (for all budgets), the basic editing you should apply to all photos, and Spyros will answer all of your editing questions. Don't miss this workshop to learn how to take your cosplay portraits to the next level! ADDITIONAL TICKET REQUIRED.

  • Sunday, Oct. 27, 201911:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: MENDOTA 5-6

    cosplay is for everyone: cosplay and body positivity

    Join Wizard World Cosplay guests for this discussion!

  • Sunday, Oct. 27, 201911:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: MENDOTA 7-8

    haunted wisconsin road trip

    Pack a lunch, fill up the ol’ gas tank, and hit the open road in search of ghost stories! Our panel moderator is Mike Huberty, who runs American Ghost Walks, a haunted history tour company in eight different midwestern cities and will talk to a panel of tour guides and experts that will tell you about some places you can visit within a couple hours drive of Madison. On the panel are Lisa Van Buskirk from Madison Ghost Walks, Allison Jornlin from Mliwaukee Ghost Tours and Investigations, and Wendy Staats from Waukesha Ghost Walks. You’ll hear the lore behind eerie historical locations that are open to the public, so you can plan a fall drive to go take a look and explore for yourself.

  • Sunday, Oct. 27, 201911:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    i love the 80s with zach galligan

    Moderated by Mo Lightning

  • Sunday, Oct. 27, 201912:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: MENDOTA 3-4

    bringing dc comics to tv with laura vandervoort and teddy sears

    Come join actors from Smallville and the Arrowverse to talk about bringing DC Comics to life on the small screen in the modern era! Moderated by Samm Levine.

  • Sunday, Oct. 27, 201912:00 PM - 1:00 PM location: KIDS ZONE

    free face painting by holly berry

    Kids should head to the Kids Zone for free face painting!

  • Sunday, Oct. 27, 201912:15 PM - 12:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    performance by magician john greene

    Don't miss this live magic performance!

  • Sunday, Oct. 27, 201912:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: MENDOTA 5-6

    geeks and depression: how are you holding up?

    Professional geek and Mental Health Awareness advocate Mo Lightning looks at the growing amount of depression and anxiety us pop culture face day-to-day and what we can do to combat these dark feelings. Discussion is open to those who struggle and those who want to help the struggling.

  • Sunday, Oct. 27, 201912:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: MENDOTA 7-8

    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, Oct. 27, 201912:45 PM - 1:15 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    musical performance by face time police

    Don't miss this live musical performance

  • Sunday, Oct. 27, 20191:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    how to draw franklin the turtle and easy to remember animation tips

    Join artist Kurt Lehner for this fun demo!

  • Sunday, Oct. 27, 20191:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: MENDOTA 3-4

    voice acting masterclass with ken page & kelly hu

    Moderated by Mo Lightning.

  • Sunday, Oct. 27, 20191:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: MENDOTA 5-6

    creating comics

    Who creates comics? How? Why? Where do they get their start, and what keeps them going? Find out how writing and drawing stories you love can become a full-time job. Dr. Scott Jordan (Daredevil Psychology: The Devil You Know; The Joker Psychology: Evil Clowns and the Women Who Love Them) speaks with comic book industry pros as they share their experience, insight, and humor with anyone interested in telling their own comic book stories or simply finding out more about the creative and publishing process. For writers, artists, and fans of every kind!

  • Sunday, Oct. 27, 20191:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: MENDOTA 7-8

    building a successful youtube channel

    Join YouTuber Spyros Heniadis to discuss all things YouTube! Spyros will discuss how to get started on YouTube, what equipment you do, and do not need, strategies for YouTube success, how to never run out of video ideas, and Spyros will answer as many of your YouTube questions as he can! If you’ve been thinking about starting a YouTube channel, or struggling to grow yours, this panel is for you. This is an open discussion, so come prepared with your YouTube and video related questions!

  • Sunday, Oct. 27, 20192:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    impossibly cute™ kids costume contest

    Hosted by Kato Kaelin and Wizard World Cosplay Guests!