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  • Friday, Nov. 17, 20174:15 PM - 5:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    carlos abraham

    Crazy Video Game Pianist plays music for Gamers!

  • Friday, Nov. 17, 20175:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: Room 4

    comic shop talk

    Thor is unworthy and Cap is hailing Hydra!  Batman watches the Watchmen and Supes has a kid!  IllumiNERDi All-Stars, Victor Dandridge and Ryan Ball bring the latest comic news in a spoiler-filled convo that dares to discuss why DC has gone dark and Marvel so controversial!

  • Friday, Nov. 17, 20175:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: Room 5

    funimation screening

    45 minutes of nothing but watching Anime! Get there at the beginning and help decide what Wizard World shows! Streaming due to Funimation!

  • Friday, Nov. 17, 20175:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: Creative Stage

    wig styling and care with mogchelle cosplay

    Wigs are becoming more and more used in cosplay as the years go by. But the knowledge on where to purchase, how to care for, is still a bit puzzling. In this panel we’ll go over various types of wigs, places they can be purchased, and how to care for them so they last you a long time! International Award Winning Cosplayer Mogchelle, will be leading this panel, which will also include how to create and add hair wefts, gravity defying spikes, crazy curls and more! Learn about various affordable wig and effective wig care and styling products, and how to store your wigs properly!

  • Friday, Nov. 17, 20175:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: Room 6

    become a published writer: from concept to under contract

    Today, there are even more ways to enter the world of books and publishing, but where should one start? Find out what really makes a page-turning story so gripping and what avenue is right for you! How do you wrangle a writing contract, snag an agent, or choose a publishing avenue? Genese Davis (The Holder's Dominion), Stina Leicht (Blackthorne) Nathan Brown (Poet and Publisher) and Don Webb (Author and Teacher) will divulge how to best navigate the often confusing waters of the writing and publishing world. Panelists will share their insider experiences for their genres including tips and tricks for creating stories that captivate!

  • Friday, Nov. 17, 20175:45 PM - 6:30 PM location: KIDS STAGE

    h.e.r.o.s by jester puppets

    Captain Obvious, Mr. Oblivious and Recycle Rabbit are on a quest to help young people face difficult bullying situations.  Whether it’s face to face or it’s cyber-bullying, our heroes are here to help navigate the confusion of “What can I do?” Join the fun to learn how both boys and girls can be heroes! 

  • Friday, Nov. 17, 20176:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: Room 4

    youtube 101: where do i start?

    YouTube is one of the greatest platforms of our generation! A place where you can voice an opinion, share your love of a fandom, or just post daily updates about your cat! Whatever it is you want to do you can do it on YouTube and YES you can make a living out of it all you nay sayers! BUT…getting started on YouTube can be one of the scariest journeys on the on interwebz and in life! With over 300 hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute how do you get noticed? Join YouTuber RealBreakingNate and Laughing Pikachu as he breaks down all the details that go into having your own channel and answers whatever questions you may have. Don’t forget to like, comment, and SUBSCRIBE!

  • Friday, Nov. 17, 20176:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: Room 5

    so bad they’re great: plan 9 from outer space! birdemic! death bed! samurai cop! troll 2! the room! and more!

    Why do people love cheesy movies? Is because we all want to play Mystery Science Theater 3000 in our own homes? What does it take to make a movie so bad it's hilarious? Travis Langley (Doctor Who Psychology: A Madman with a Box; Star Wars Psychology: Dark Side of the Mind), Victor Dandridge (Vantage: Inhouse), Katrina Hill (1oo Greatest Graphic Novels; Action Movie Freak), Eric Bailey (Henderson State University), and Alex Langley (The Geek Handbook; Kill the Freshman!) invite you to join them in the fun as they explore the masterpieces of inept moviemaking!

  • Friday, Nov. 17, 20176:00 PM - 7:00 PM location: ROOM 8

    interactive jedi experience & padawan training for children with saber guild - jakku temple

    Train with a Jedi and become part of our show! See how we use the love of Star Wars to support our local community and charities!

  • Friday, Nov. 17, 20176:00 PM - 7:30 PM location: Room 3

    sci-fi speed dating session

    Ladies and Gentlemen! Are you tired of lookin' for love in Alderaan places?  We have the solution!  

    Sci-Fi Speed Dating is returning to Austin!  

  • Friday, Nov. 17, 20176:30 PM - 7:15 PM location: Room 6

    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, Nov. 17, 20176:30 PM - 7:15 PM location: Creative Stage

    live painting demo with disney artist clinton hobart

    Enter a raffle to win the completed painting on Sunday!

  • Friday, Nov. 17, 20177:00 PM - 7:45 PM location: Room 4

    video game universes: behind the scenes

    What does it take to create stories and worlds in video games? What do we hope to see in future games? Join special guest speakers such as Genese Davis (The Holder's Dominion), Hall Hood (Bioware), Chris Cobb(Ragtag Studio) and Eric Kieron Davis (Star Citizen) as they reveal their experiences creating and producing content for video games. Stories, worlds, and careers within game development will be discussed in this dynamic panel!

  • Friday, Nov. 17, 20177:00 PM - 7:45 PM location: Room 5

    a star wars fan experience: all ages welcome!

    A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, Liz and Lindi, creators of PureFandom.com, decided they were going to put on the ultimate Star Wars fan experience. Join the two best friends and uber-fans as they give away Star Wars prizes and swag, plus discuss their insane theories with you on who’s Rey’s parents are, what to expect in Episode VIII, and more. Follow @Pure_Fandom on Twitter and Instagram to get a sneak peek of prizes!

  • Friday, Nov. 17, 20177:00 PM - 7:45 PM location: KIDS STAGE

    perfect princess

    Not every princess wears glass slippers, and every princess is unique. With the royalty of Jester Puppets, kids will laugh, play and learn to appreciate the variety of little things that makes us all who we are.

  • Friday, Nov. 17, 20177:15 PM - 7:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    justice league of america cosplay meet-up

    Wizard World would like to introduce Cosplay meetups! Come join us on the stage for a photo session with other Justice League cosplayers and fans alike.

  • Friday, Nov. 17, 20177:30 PM - 8:15 PM location: Creative Stage

    cyanide and happiness sketch jam! with shawn coss

    Come hang out with Shawn Coss of Cyanide & Happiness as he randomly creates absurd and humorous sketches from the box of topics as well as suggestions from you! Come hang out and get a chance to win a free sketch! Not for the easily disturbed or the shy! Shawn will describe in detail (sometimes too much detail) on how he was raised by feral cats that taught him how to draw. Audience participation is encouraged but not required. He can literally talk to himself the whole time. It's kinda freaking us out.

  • Friday, Nov. 17, 20177:30 PM - 8:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    wizard world karaoke

    Head over to the Entertainment stage and sing your heart out to some of your favorite tunes!!

  • Friday, Nov. 17, 20177:30 PM - 8:30 PM location: Room 6

    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, Nov. 17, 20178:00 PM - 8:45 PM location: Room 4

    what’s that anime

    So you think you're Otaku? Prove it! Do you also enjoy watching people make a fool of themselves? Great! In this game show you can do both! Join Mogchelle and her friends, as we read scripts from various anime from the 90s to today, in ways you never thought you would hear the lines read! If you can guess that Anime, you will leave with some awesome prizes! Prizes provided by RightStufAnime.com  

  • Friday, Nov. 17, 20178:00 PM - 8:45 PM location: Room 5

    self-defense with dojo dames

    Sexual harassment at conventions around the world has become so common that prominent organizations have been formed against it, well-known guests have dropped their names from attending lists, and both women and men have been stripped of their dignity and disrespected because of it. Amanda Allen is both a cosplayer and self-defense instructor, and she is sick of it.  It's time to take conventions back and defend the right to cosplay whoever you choose, and dress however you please, without having to worry about groping hands, disrespectful comments, or your own safety. Wizard World and Dojo Dames have joined forces to ensure that attendees feel safe and prepared to handle unwanted advances. This panel will focus on using your voice as a weapon and Amanda will demonstrate some basic and advanced self-defense moves, walking through them step-by-step.

    Disclaimer: This panel will have a suggested rating of PG-13 for sexual language.

  • Friday, Nov. 17, 20179:30 PM - 1:00 AM location: HOPS & HEROES COMICS: 1108 E CESAR CHAVEZ ST. AUSTIN, TX 78702

    wizard world welcome party

    Come join us for a night full of Music, Drinks, Food and Fun as Wizard World and Hops & Heroes Comics gives thanks to YOU! Victor Dandridge will be hosting Trivia and our famous Drink N’ Draw competition. Free drinks and Free to play arcade games all night. Free with your Wizard World wristband!! Age Requirement: 18+. Accepting canned good donations at the door for Heroes for Hunger Food Drive.

  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 201710:45 AM - 11:30 AM location: KIDS STAGE

    h.e.r.o.s by jester puppets

    Captain Obvious, Mr. Oblivious and Recycle Rabbit are on a quest to help young people face difficult bullying situations.  Whether it’s face to face or it’s cyber-bullying, our heroes are here to help navigate the confusion of “What can I do?” Join the fun to learn how both boys and girls can be heroes!

  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 201711:00 AM - 11:30 AM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    austin acroart

    “Bringing art to life”

  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 201711:00 AM - 11:45 AM location: Creative Stage

    you can learn to draw in 30 minutes!

    Join Emmy award winner Mark Kistler for an inspiring FUNTASTIC interactive family ART ATTACK! Your parents remember drawing with "Commander Mark" on The Secret City PBS children's series back in the 80's and 90's! Well now YOUR kids can learn how to draw with him too! And IN-PERSON!

  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 201711:00 AM - 12:30 PM location: Room 3

    sci-fi speed dating session: lgbtpq

    Ladies and Gentlemen! Are you tired of lookin' for love in Alderaan places?  We have the solution!  

    Sci-Fi Speed Dating is returning to Austin!  

  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 201711:00 AM - 1:00 PM location: Room 2

    cosplay workshop: working with worbla

    Worbla is a more commonly known word heard within the cosplay crafting community in armor builds.  But what is it?  How do you use it?  Where can I get it?  Come join internationally award winning cosplayer, Mogchelle, for a hands on workshop so you can try your hand at creating your own piece of armor!  Materials for this workshop will all be provided, and you get to bring home the piece you make!  In this workshop we will go step by step in creating a basic bracer(s) and how to add details to it.  From patterning to forming, this workshop will prepare you for your next steps!

    (Must Purchase Separate Ticket to the Workshop)

    Purchase Ticket Here!

  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 201711:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: Room 5

    convention life with shield labs

    Join Shield Labs in a panel sharing the life experience of living a life inside comic cons for nearly a decade. From meeting his future wife at Comic con, to quitting his day job as an engineer, and spending years meeting celebrities traveling the country going to Comic Cons professionally and living the "Geek Dream!”

  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 201711:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: Room 6

    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 SuperKayceCosplay & 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, Nov. 18, 201711:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: Room 4

    queers and capes: historical representation of the lgbt in the superhero genre

    LGBT characters in the superhero genre can be charted over just the past forty years. However during that short period of time their presence in the mainstream has vastly expanded and often reflecting the growth of society's attitudes. Presented is a comprehensive overview of how that representation has evolved not only in comics but across multiple media including film, television and literature.

  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 201711:45 AM - 12:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    wwe cosplay meet-up

    Wizard World would like to introduce Cosplay meetups! Come join us on the stage for a photo session with other WWE cosplayers and fans alike.

  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 201712:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    comic book inking 101 and breaking into the industry

    Join pro comic book inker Mostafa Moussa as he discusses how his passion and determination (some might even say stubbornness) to work in the industry has led him to a 19+ year career in comics, and gives tips and tricks on how he got there.

  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 201712:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: Ballroom A

    ain’t that a bat to the head, a conversation with michael cudlitz

    Moderated by Aaron Sagers (SyFy channel)

  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 201712:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: KIDS STAGE

    perfect princess

    Not every princess wears glass slippers, and every princess is unique. With the royalty of Jester Puppets, kids will laugh, play and learn to appreciate the variety of little things that makes us all who we are.

  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 201712:00 PM - 1:30 PM location: Room 8

    self-defense workshop by dojo dames

    Sexual harassment at conventions around the world has become so common that prominent organizations have been formed against it, well-known guests have dropped their names from attending lists, and both women and men have been stripped of their dignity and disrespected because of it. Amanda Allen is both a cosplayer and self-defense instructor, and she is sick of it. It's time to take conventions back and defend the right to cosplay whoever you choose, and dress however you please, without having to worry about groping hands, disrespectful comments, or your own safety.
     
    Amanda's workshop will teach you how to use your most powerful weapon –your voice– to reject unwanted attention, and will teach you when and how to use your body to defend yourself against an attack – even if you're dressed head-to-toe in spandex! The workshop will be hands-on, and focus on mental and physical awareness, leaving you with a feeling of empowerment and confidence. By taking this workshop, you make a commitment to speak out, speak up, and kick some butt when it's needed!
     
    It's time to stop letting creeps harass you, your daughters and your friends and become more than just a cosplayer, but also a superhero.
     
    Disclaimer: This class will have a suggested rating of PG-13 for sexual language.

    Purchase Ticket Here!

  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 201712:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: Room 4

    doctor who: a brief history of the classic series

    Whether you’re an old fan of the classic series or into the New Who, this panel covers the start of the show, its history, and the people involved in the evolution of the show! This panel goes over all the doctors and their companions.

  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 201712:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: Room 5

    introducing the space cowboy, steve blum

    Join veteran voice actor Steve Blum in answering questions from you, the fans! Steve is best known as the voice of “Spike Spiegel” from Cowboy Bebop, “Wolverine” from several incarnations of X-Men, “Orochimaru” and “Zabuza” from Naruto! Moderated by Youtuber RealBreakingNate!

  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 201712:45 PM - 1:15 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    cos-spray: the art of cosplay

    Cos-Spray is a duo of performers that work together to create an entertaining experience for convention audiences all over the country. By blending music, dance, and art they create a theatrical performance unlike any other.

  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 20171:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    cyanide and happiness sketch jam! with shawn coss

    Come hang out with Shawn Coss of Cyanide & Happiness as he randomly creates absurd and humorous sketches from the box of topics as well as suggestions from you! Come hang out and get a chance to win a free sketch! Not for the easily disturbed or the shy! Shawn will describe in detail (sometimes too much detail) on how he was raised by feral cats that taught him how to draw. Audience participation is encouraged but not required. He can literally talk to himself the whole time. It's kinda freaking us out.

  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 20171:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: Room 7

    vips of self publishing

    Self-publishing creator, Victor Dandridge, with special guests Sean McKeever and Vernon Smith head 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, Nov. 18, 20171:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: Ballroom A

    michael rooker vs the audience

    Nuff Said!

  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 20171:00 PM - 2:30 PM location: Room 3

    sci-fi speed dating session

    Ladies and Gentlemen! Are you tired of lookin' for love in Alderaan places?  We have the solution!  

    Sci-Fi Speed Dating is returning to Austin!  

  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 20171:15 PM - 1:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    dc universe cosplay meet-up

    Wizard World would like to introduce Cosplay meetups! Come join us on the stage for a photo session with other DC Universe cosplayers and fans alike.

  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 20171:15 PM - 1:45 PM location: KIDS STAGE

    jedi training

    Come learn how to become an honorary Jedi in the Kids Zone!

  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 20171:30 PM - 2:00 PM location: Room 6

    inside the ring with wwe® superstar bayley®

    Moderated by Nate Rico

  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 20171:30 PM - 2:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    punjabbawockeez

    Punjabbawockeez is the first all-male South Asian fusion dance team at the University of Texas at Austin, combining traditional Bhangra with modern hip-hop and some additional surprises.

  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 20171:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: Room 4

    superheroic science with joy lin

    Join the author of popular animated series "If superpowers were real" on TED.com to discuss the real life implications and scientific issues of having superpowers.  For instance: the Invisible Woman would be blind because light is shining straight through her instead of reflecting off of her eyes, and Ant Man cannot effectively throw a punch because his arm is too thin and short, so being punched by him would be like being poked by a tattoo needle.

  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 20171:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: Room 5

    science fiction, fantasy, thriller and suspense storytelling

    What does it take to create stories and worlds in the science fiction, fantasy, or thriller genres and what do we hope to see in the future for these genres as well? Join Genese Davis (The Holder's Dominion), Christopher Brown (Tropic of Kansas), Joe Harris (X-Files Comic Writer) and PJ Hoover (Tut: The Story of My Immortal Life) as they unlock their writing process and experiences as creatives. The stories and worlds behind sci-fi, fantasy and thrillers will be revealed in this panel and hopefully any hinderances standing between you and your sci-fi saga, epic fantasy, or that heart-pounding thriller will disappear!

  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 20172:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    wizard world kid’s costume contest

    Calling all kids ages 13 and under to come out and strut your stuff at the Wizard World Comic Con Kids Costume Contest! You won’t want to miss this Kodak moment packed with a whole lot of fun, laughs and prizes for all participants! (Serious competitors please note: This is a light-hearted event for all skill levels. (The Wizard World Adult Costume Contest should be considered for more professional-seeking participants)

  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 20172:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    cosplay make-up and effects

    Come join Carl Martin and crew to learn basic sculpting, casting, and prosthetic work and what materials to use and where to buy them!"

  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 20172:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: Ballroom A

    i assure you they’re open: a clerks conversation with jason mewes and brian o’halloran

    You don't want to miss this! snooggins

  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 20172:00 PM - 4:00 PM location: Room 2

    cosplay workshop: mold making and resin casting

    You always hear about something is cast in resin…but just nodded and smiled! Here’s your chance to not only learn what resin is, but the different kinds, their applications, and learn hands on how to use it! Hosted by internationally award winning cosplayer Mogchelle, who’s cast things as small as tiny gems to a life size Chinese Terra Cotta Warrior costume!  We will go from start to finish in this workshop on creating a basic 1 part mold, and using it to cast an object with resin.  You will be supplied with trial kits of mold making material, and resin that you will also be able to bring home to continue practicing what you've learned in the workshop. 

    (Must Purchase Separate Ticket to the Workshop)

    Purchase Ticket Here!

  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 20172:30 PM - 3:15 PM location: Room 7

    the secrets behind creating and finding great podcasts

    Have you ever wanted to start your own podcast? Or perhaps you're looking for a great podcast to ease your daily commute? Genese Davis (The Holder's Dominion), Tiffany Ojeda (Tandem Canon), Scott Murray (Assembly of Geeks) and Mia Dallas (Tandem Canon) will discuss the secrets behind great podcasting and how podcasts dynamically changed their lives. Whether you are a creator or a listener, this panel will divulge how creative content may remedy the most unusual roadblocks and challenges! If you're itching to switch careers, try out a creative endeavor, or just need some inspiration and positive reinforcement, these podcast speakers will surely strike at least one of those chords.

  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 20172:30 PM - 3:15 PM location: Room 6

    disney trivia against the disney brothers

    Calling all Disney fans! Join us as audience members battle it out against the stars of ‘Walt Before Mickey’, Jon Heder and 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 Lindi Smith from PureFandom.com

  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 20172:30 PM - 3:15 PM location: Room 5

    2:30-3:15pm it’s morphin time! a conversation with jason david frank

    Join the CONversation!

  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 20172:30 PM - 3:15 PM location: Room 4

    can batman, wonder woman, and the justice league save the dc movie universe?

    How can movies like Man of Steel and Batman v. Superman each make more than half a billion dollars and yet stir up so much animosity among fans? Is it too late to turn the DC movie universe into something fans will love as much as the Marvel Cinematic Universe, or did Wonder Woman make the point that moviegoers want to see superheroes who act heroic? To discuss whether Justice League will prove that the heroes can triumph and even have some fun, Dr. Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight; Wonder Woman Psychology: Lassoing the Truth) assembles of league of extraordinary panelists: 

    Jens Robinson (Jerry and the Joker), Alex Langley (100 Greatest Graphic Novels; The Geek Handbook series), Ashley Bles and Eric Bailey (Henderson State University).

  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 20172:30 PM - 3:15 PM location: ROOM 8

    5 clubs one force!

    See how The 501st, The Rebel Legion, Saber Guild, The Madalorian Mercs and the Droid Builders use their love of Star Wars to support communities  and charities.  Learn how to get involved in costuming, light saber action or building a droid.  Watch the debut of Saber Guild - Jakku Temple's Fan Film!

  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 20172:30 PM - 4:00 PM location: Maid Cafe

    pokémon burning shadows booster draft

    Do you love Pokémon?! Join Wizard World Comic Con for a FUN FOR ALL Pokémon TCG Booster draft featuring the new card set, Burning Shadows! This event is available to all ages and nothing is needed, all supplies will be provided on-site! Attendees will be given six booster packs to draft a deck and play in a 3 round unsanctioned round-robin! No need to bring anything because it's all for fun! Check-in will begin at 2:00pm

    (Must Purchase Separate Ticket Online to the Draft)

    Purchase Ticket Here!

  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 20173:00 PM - 3:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    foam fabrication with knightmage

    Come join Wizard World Cosplay Guest Knightmage and learn the basics of how to use foam to create armor, props and just about anything you want.

  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 20173:00 PM - 3:45 PM location: Ballroom A

    from underworld to wizard world a conversation with kate beckinsale

    Moderated by Liz Prugh (Pure Fandom.com)

  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 20173:00 PM - 3:45 PM location: KIDS STAGE

    h.e.r.o.s by jester puppets

    Captain Obvious, Mr. Oblivious and Recycle Rabbit are on a quest to help young people face difficult bullying situations. Whether it’s face to face or it’s cyber-bullying, our heroes are here to help navigate the confusion of “What can I do?” Join the fun to learn how both boys and girls can be heroes! 

  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 20173:30 PM - 4:15 PM location: Room 4

    the most villainous villain

    Join this panel on villains versus villains! What makes a great monster or just plain psycho-antagonist? Creators divulge how they create fantastic villains and which characters claim the best villain award. Why do some win our hearts while others creep us out? Genese Davis (The Holder's Dominion) Susanne Lambdin (The Dead Hearts Novel Series) Jorge Molina (X-men) and Lucas Mangum (Engines of Ruin) will share their perspectives and creative process including what key ingredients they focus on when creating vicious characters. Don't miss this thrilling discussion.  

  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 20173:30 PM - 4:15 PM location: Room 6

    25 years of batman the animated series with kevin conroy and loren lester

    Moderated by Travis Langley

  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 20173:30 PM - 4:30 PM location: ROOM 5

    cbs austin s.w.a.t. screening and free stuff!

    Be treated to an exclusive look at an unseen episode of the New CBS Hit “SWAT.”

    In addition, we have a lot of CBS merchandise to give away including a limited number of “Seal Team” action figures.  Cool show, trivia contest and free stuff! Don’t miss the fun.

  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 20173:30 PM - 5:00 PM location: Room 3

    sci-fi speed dating session

    Ladies and Gentlemen! Are you tired of lookin' for love in Alderaan places?  We have the solution!  

    Sci-Fi Speed Dating is returning to Austin!

  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 20174:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    the damn torpedoes

    The Damn Torpedoes have it: attitude, mojo, chemistry, skill, determination… and use those qualities to pay tribute to an American band who for 4 decades have been the pure embodiment of the same, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.  

  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 20174:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    live painting demo with disney artist clinton hobart

    Enter a raffle to win the finished painting on Sunday!

  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 20174:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: Ballroom A

    queen of the nerds: a conversation with felicia day

    Moderated by Aaron Sagers (Syfy Channel)

  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 20174:00 PM - 5:00 PM location: ROOM 8

    interactive jedi experience & padawan training for children with saber guild - jakku temple

    Train with a Jedi and become part of our show! See how we use the love of Star Wars to support our local community and charities!

  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 20174:30 PM - 5:15 PM location: Room 4

    props and armor on a budget

    Want to create complicated prop and armor designs but don't have the money to do it? Join Wizard World Guest Cosplayer Carl Martin as he explains the intricacies of not having to trade budget for quality when creating!

  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 20174:30 PM - 5:15 PM location: Room 6

    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, Nov. 18, 20174:30 PM - 5:15 PM location: Room 5

    accio potterheads: a ‘harry potter’ fan experience

    Calling all muggles, pure-bloods, half-bloods, and squibs! Board the Hogwarts Express and journey into the ultimate Harry Potter fan experience with your fellow Potterheads. Join PureFandom.com founders Lindi Smith and Liz Prugh for Harry Potter news, a wizard's duel, and plenty of opportunities to win amazing prizes. Follow @Pure_Fandom on Twitter and Instagram to get a sneak peek of prizes!

  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 20174:45 PM - 5:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    star wars cosplay meet up

    Wizard World would like to introduce Cosplay meetups! Come join us on the stage for a photo session with other Star Wars cosplayers and fans alike.

  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 20174:45 PM - 5:30 PM location: KIDS STAGE

    perfect princess

    Not every princess wears glass slippers, and every princess is unique. With the royalty of Jester Puppets, kids will laugh, play and learn to appreciate the variety of little things that makes us all who we are.

  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 20175:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: Ballroom A

    firefly cast reunion with jewel staite, summer glau and sean mahar

    Moderated by Aaron Sagers (SyFy Channel)

  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 20175:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    the dark knight renders

    Pointy-ears and a cape, do a Batman make, but how do today's creative superstars put THEIR stamp on the visuals for the Dark Knight?  Watch as Mike S. Miller (Injustice) and Jonathan Glapion (Dark Metal) show you how THEY bring their vision of Batman to life!

  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 20175:00 PM - 6:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    the damn torpedoes

    The Damn Torpedoes have it: attitude, mojo, chemistry, skill, determination… and use those qualities to pay tribute to an American band who for 4 decades have been the pure embodiment of the same, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.  

  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 20175:00 PM - 7:00 PM location: Room 2

    let' get lit :electronics and lighting workshop

    This workshop will go over the basics of basic electronics and components, from soldering, to resistors, LED's and other light sources, switches, power sources and more advanced techniques like adding smoke effects, blinking and fading LED's, and some basic Arduino and light array work. We'll then go hand’s on with the included soldering and circuit kit and go over basic soldering techniques to assemble the circuit. You’ll get to leave with not only new-found knowledge to fuel a hobby, but also a full soldering kit and the circuit you built! 

    (Must Purchase Seperate Ticket Online to this workshop)

    Purchase Ticket Here!

  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 20175:30 PM - 6:00 PM location: Room 6

    inside the ring with wwe® superstars the hardy boyz®

    Moderated by Nate Rico

  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 20175:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: Room 5

    influential artists and their anime

    We discuss manga artists and writers whose works have been adapted into Anime (and live-action). Most of the Anime talked about made it from the 20th into the 21st century with some crossing the ocean to have US releases. We will discuss themes, long-running series, tropes, etc. that made these releases so endearing to all audiences around the world.

  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 20175:30 PM - 7:00 PM location: Room 4

    indie comics are the future… a those damn comic book guys podcast recording

    This panel will explore the rise and newfound popularity of indie comics. We will discuss how Indie comics are the future of the comic book industry from the books, film, and television.

  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 20175:45 PM - 6:15 PM location: KIDS STAGE

    jedi training

    Come learn how to become an honorary Jedi in the Kids Zone!

  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 20176:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    venomous attempt

    Artist Sam De La Rosa teaches you how to draw Venom!

  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 20176:00 PM - 7:30 PM location: Room 3

    sci-fi speed dating session

    Ladies and Gentlemen! Are you tired of lookin' for love in Alderaan places?  We have the solution!  

    Sci-Fi Speed Dating is returning to Austin!

  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 20176:30 PM - 7:15 PM location: Room 6

    nerd out with pure fandom: it’s time for geek trivia

    Join Liz and Lindi, creators of PureFandom.com for a round of geek trivia. They'll be giving away prizes for winners, including swag from your favorite fandoms like 'Star Wars', 'Marvel', 'The Walking Dead', and more. No need to be a geek expert, this is for geeks of all types. Follow them on Twitter and Instagram @Pure_Fandom for a sneak peek at prizes!

  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 20177:00 PM - 9:00 PM location: Ballroom A

    wizard world costume contest

    Hosted by our very own superhero Victor Dandridge, 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 Male/Female Heroes, Best Male/Female Villains, Best Group and Best Anime!

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

  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 201710:00 PM - 2:00 AM location: THE BLIND PIG PUB- 317 E 6TH ST. AUSTIN, TX 78701

    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! Head on over to The Blind Pig Pub for the Wizard World After Party. Live Music, DJ and Drink Specials all night long! Free with your Wizard World wristband. Age Requirement 21+.

  • Sunday, Nov. 19, 201710:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    rock it man entertainment dueling piano show

    Based in the Twin Cities, Rock It Man Entertainment is proud to provide unique and unforgettable live music including our dueling piano shows throughout Minnesota and across North America.

  • Sunday, Nov. 19, 201711:00 AM - 11:45 AM location: Creative Stage

    prop making 101 by shield labs

    An introduction into how, what, and where to get started on making props weather you're a novice just doing it for fun and making things for yourself, or experienced Cosplayers looking into taking their Cosplay to a professional or seller level and want to know where to start.

  • Sunday, Nov. 19, 201711:00 AM - 11:45 AM location: Room 5

    let’s talk pokemon!

    Over twenty years and 700+ Pokémon, surely you have something to say about Pokémon! Come join Pokémon YouTubers RealBreakingNate and Laughing Pikachu in this open Pokémon discussion panel where the crowd will pick all the topics we discuss! It can be ANY topic you want, serious or funny, it doesn’t matter. Maybe you want to discuss how Greninja has the highest base speed of all water type Pokémon or maybe you just want to talk about how Misty is hotter than Lillie; it’s up to you! No matter the age everyone has had some encounter and/or memory with one of the most successful international brands ever…Pokémon!

  • Sunday, Nov. 19, 201711:00 AM - 11:45 AM location: KIDS STAGE

    h.e.r.o.s by jester puppets

    Captain Obvious, Mr. Oblivious and Recycle Rabbit are on a quest to help young people face difficult bullying situations.  Whether it’s face to face or it’s cyber-bullying, our heroes are here to help navigate the confusion of “What can I do?” Join the fun to learn how both boys and girls can be heroes! 

  • Sunday, Nov. 19, 201711:00 AM - 12:30 PM location: Room 3

    sci-fi speed dating session: lgbtpq

    Ladies and Gentlemen! Are you tired of lookin' for love in Alderaan places?  We have the solution!  

    Sci-Fi Speed Dating is returning to Austin!   

  • Sunday, Nov. 19, 201711:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: ROOM 4

    totally rad 80’s toy history and production methods

    A look at influential 80s toy lines, their history and cultural impact, and how they went from design to shelf.

  • Sunday, Nov. 19, 201712:00 PM - 12:15 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    marvel cosplay meet-up

    Wizard World would like to introduce Cosplay meetups! Come join us on the stage for a photo session with other Marvel cosplayers and fans alike.

  • Sunday, Nov. 19, 201712:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    you can learn to draw in 30 minutes!

    Join Emmy award winner Mark Kistler for an inspiring FUNTASTIC interactive family ART ATTACK! Your parents remember drawing with "Commander Mark" on The Secret City PBS children's series back in the 80's and 90's! Well now YOUR kids can learn how to draw with him too! And IN-PERSON!

  • Sunday, Nov. 19, 201712:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: Room 7

    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, Nov. 19, 201712:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: Room 5

    costumes 4 cheap

    There's always talk about how cosplay is expensive, and that can scare people away! Join Wizard World guest cosplayer Knightmage & Mogchelle in this interactive cosplay Q&A, where you will learn tips and tricks from professional cosplayers on how to cosplay on a budget!  Because every fan CAN cosplay!

  • Sunday, Nov. 19, 201712:00 PM - 2:00 PM location: Maid Cafe

    pokémon burning shadows booster draft

    Do you love Pokémon?! Join Wizard World Comic Con for a FUN FOR ALL Pokémon TCG Booster draft featuring the new card set, Burning Shadows! This event is available to all ages and nothing is needed, all supplies will be provided on-site! Attendees will be given six booster packs to draft a deck and play in a 3 round unsanctioned round-robin! No need to bring anything because it's all for fun! Check-in will begin at 2:00pm

     (Must Purchase Separate Ticket Online to the Draft)

    Purchase Ticket Here!

  • Sunday, Nov. 19, 201712:15 PM - 12:45 PM

    iowa rogues combat

    The Iowa Rogues is a local light saber fight club which participates in full contact dueling as well as exciting stage combat.

  • Sunday, Nov. 19, 201712:15 PM - 1:00 PM location: KIDS STAGE

    perfect princess

    Not every princess wears glass slippers, and every princess is unique. With the royalty of Jester Puppets, kids will laugh, play and learn to appreciate the variety of little things that makes us all who we are.

  • Sunday, Nov. 19, 201712:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: Room 4

    start your creativity engines

    Having trouble revving up your creativity engine? Writer's block and general creator's block often succeeds in stalling every type of artist at one time or another, but thankfully, there are creative solutions that can bulldoze those standstill challenges! With the right tools and inspiration, the wonderful world of art, writing, and creativity becomes your oasis. Join Genese Davis (The Holder's Dominion), Patrice Sarath (Gordath Wood Series), Eric Kieron Davis (Star Citizen) Christopher Brown (Tropic of Kansas) and Rebecca Schwarz (Curious Worlds) as they divulge their experience when creating worlds and storytelling. Discover the routine, environment, and even networking and collaborative solutions that can bolster creativity and help you complete your artistic endeavors during this fantastic discussion!

  • Sunday, Nov. 19, 201712:45 PM - 1:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    all cosplay meet-up

    Wizard World would like to introduce Cosplay meetups! Come join us on the stage for a photo session with other cosplayers and fans alike.

  • Sunday, Nov. 19, 20171:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    basics of leatherwork for cosplay

    We will go over the tools and skills needed to get you started in leatherwork. Everything from picking the right weight of leather, oiling, dying, hand sewing, wet molding, and tooling. We will also go over proper care and sealing.

  • Sunday, Nov. 19, 20171:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    one note stand a capella

    One Note Stand is a competitive co-ed a cappella group that performs innovative arrangements of popular songs with only their voices.

  • Sunday, Nov. 19, 20171:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: Room 5

    animators round up

    From Saturday mornings to after school adventures, cartoons have shaped childhood across the world for decades! We've gathered some of the industry's top talents  for a look behind the curtain at the what it takes to bring their drawings and words to your televisions.

  • Sunday, Nov. 19, 20171:00 PM - 2:30 PM location: Room 3

    sci-fi speed dating session

    Ladies and Gentlemen! Are you tired of lookin' for love in Alderaan places?  We have the solution!  

    Sci-Fi Speed Dating is returning to Austin!

  • Sunday, Nov. 19, 20171:15 PM - 1:45 PM location: KIDS STAGE

    jedi training

    Come learn how to become an honorary Jedi in the Kids Zone!

  • Sunday, Nov. 19, 20171:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: Room 4

    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? Dr. Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight; Wonder Woman Psychology: Lassoing the Truth) assembles of super-team of experts to explore what it means to be a supervillain and what kind of person could become one: Jens Robinson (Jerry and the Joker), Paul Benjamin (The Hulk; Pantheon High), Ashley Bles and Eric Bailey (Henderson State University), Alex Langley (100 Greatest Graphic Novels; Kill the Freshman!), and maybe a villain or two. You’ve been warned!

  • Sunday, Nov. 19, 20172:00 PM - 2:45 PM

    wizard world kid’s costume contest

    Calling all kids ages 13 and under to come out and strut your stuff at the Wizard World Comic Con Kids Costume Contest! You won’t want to miss this Kodak moment packed with a whole lot of fun, laughs and prizes for all participants! (Serious competitors please note: This is a light-hearted event for all skill levels. (The Wizard World Adult Costume Contest should be considered for more professional-seeking participants)

  • Sunday, Nov. 19, 20172:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    2:00-2:45pm live painting demo with disney artist clinton hobart

    last chance to get a raffle ticket and win the painting!

  • Sunday, Nov. 19, 20172:00 PM - 3:00 PM location: ROOM 8

    interactive jedi experience & padawan training for children with saber guild - jakku temple

    Train with a Jedi and become part of our show! See how we use the love of Star Wars to support our local community and charities!

  • Sunday, Nov. 19, 20172:30 PM - 3:15 PM location: Room 6

    pokemon game show

    Calling all Pokémon fans! Join SuperKayce and 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, Nov. 19, 20172:30 PM - 3:15 PM location: Room 4

    dead fans walking: ‘the walking dead’ fan panel

    Calling all ‘The Walking Dead' fans! Liz and Lindi, creators of PureFandom.com, are back with their fan-tastic 'Walking Dead' Fan experience! Join the uber-fans for a chance to win some killer 'The Walking Dead' prizes and a chance to share your theories for what to expect in the epic eighth season! Follow @Pure_Fandom on Twitter and Instagram to get a sneak peek of prizes.

  • Sunday, Nov. 19, 20173:30 PM - 4:30 PM location: Room 3

    sci-fi speed dating session

    Ladies and Gentlemen! Are you tired of lookin' for love in Alderaan places?  We have the solution!  

    Sci-Fi Speed Dating is returning to Austin!