Cleveland Programming

See you next year!

  • Friday, Mar. 8, 20195:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: Creative Stage

    coloring sketch cards

    Watch as Mike Watson, Publisher of Short Fuse Media, and freelance artist of Upper Deck/Marvel Comics as he shows you how he uses markers to bring sketch cards to life. Using color to bring awesome, definition and power to comics. One lucky person will get to keep the original art.

  • Friday, Mar. 8, 20196:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: Room 26C

    cosplay 101

    Want to begin cosplaying but don’t know how to get started? Join Rubber City Cosplay 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, Mar. 8, 20196:30 PM - 7:00 PM location: Creative Stage

    wiz-art preview with josh lyman

    Join Josh for a demonstration of all the techniques and skills you will learn during his Wiz-Art workshops.

  • Friday, Mar. 8, 20196:30 PM - 7:15 PM location: Room 26AB

    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, Mar. 8, 20196:30 PM - 7:15 PM location: Room 25

    youtube 101

    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 interwebz and in life! With over 300 hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute how do you get noticed? Join YouTubers RealBreakingNate and the Cinema Snob as they break 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, Mar. 8, 20197:00 PM - 8:30 PM location: Room 21

    foam fabrication workshop with superkayce (additional ticket required)

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

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  • Friday, Mar. 8, 20197:00 PM - 8:30 PM location: Room 23

    acting the biz: acting workshop (additional ticket required)

    ACTING THE BIZ - A MODERN APPROACH TO THE ACTING PROFESSION

    WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

    • HOW TO GET AN AGENT
    • HOW TO BE A WORKING ACTOR
    • HEADSHOTS, RESUMES AND REELS
    • GENERATING ACTING WORK
    • AUDITIONING

    As actors, it’s no secret that we invest countless amounts of time and money into studying our craft. We cross our fingers in hopes of landing a great agent and auditioning for acting work. Unfortunately, hoping and wishing is an inefficient strategy. In fact, this is the utmost wrong approach!

    In order to market and sell yourself better, I’m inviting you to my seminar: HOW TO BREAK INTO THE ACTING BUSINESS. This program is a comprehensive step-by-step guide for getting yourself seen and booking more roles.
    Waiting around for your next opportunity is an extremely outdated way of pursuing this business. Acting is all about making choices. Relating to the business side of acting, we must make one of two choices. We can either sit around and wait for this business to chew us up and spit us out, or we can take ACTION! By attending my seminar, you’ll make the proactive choice by taking control of your own career.
    I’ve shared my experience with thousands of actors like yourself. My students book regularly and professionally. I have many students with projects in development or post-production. Former students have even starred in some of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters and television shows!
    Come to my seminar if you’re serious about taking your career to the next level. I’ll share with you my own experiences; rich with blood, sweat, and teary-eyed secrets regarding the business of acting.
    These tools are guaranteed to keep you ahead of your competition.

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  • Friday, Mar. 8, 20197:30 PM - 8:30 PM location: Room 26AB

    action comedy nerd show

    The Action Comedy Nerd Show is a group of comedians that travel the country. They bring their act from the comedy clubs to comic book and anime conventions. Comedians Jerry Jaffe, Jesse Pimpinella and Dan Brown relate to the audience with a wide topics of superheroes, gaming, video games and all things pop culture.

  • Friday, Mar. 8, 20197:30 PM - 8:30 PM location: Creative Stage

    head to head artist challenge

    Join Stuart Sayger and Gavin Smith as they respond to audience prompts and show how two artist tackle the same subject matter in different ways!

  • Friday, Mar. 8, 20197:30 PM - 9:00 PM location: Room 25

    trash can cosplay competition with knightmage

    Come on stage and join a team of fellow creators to make an original themed costumed character using only the scraps you are given. Do you have the creativity to become the Trash Can Cosplay Champions?

    Sign Up's at Knightmage's booth!

  • Friday, Mar. 8, 20198:00 PM - 8:45 PM location: Room 26C

    not everything is paranormal

    Pareidolia, Orbs and Shadows - Listen and have fun learning that not everything captured in photographs is paranormal. This is a fun and eye-opening presentation with the Tri - C Ghosthunters

  • Saturday, Mar. 9, 20193:30 PM - 4:15 PM location: Room 26C

    heroes, villains and healing

    This panel is designed to help individuals understand how comic books can help heal past traumas. Blending science with science fiction and pop culture. This panel uses scientific data and research to apply the use of comics to heal past traumas. Kenneth's Book, "Heroes, Villains, and Healing" addresses this research and its application.

  • Saturday, Mar. 9, 20193:30 PM - 4:15 PM location: room 26Ab

    disney twisted princess coronation

    The Disney Universe's continued expansion has brought Marvel, LucasFilms and even the Muppets into the house of mouse. With Fox now entering the fold there are new opportunities to bestow one of Disney's highest honors upon classic characters by coronating them as Disney Princesses! Pop culture historian JoeWos takes a tongue in cheek look at characters now eligible for this prestigious honor. From the Xenomorph Alien Queen to Princess Leia we will explore the traditional role of the Disney Princess and how it could be transformed by the annexation of new realms into the Disney Kingdom.

  • Saturday, Mar. 9, 20194:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    pop art breakdown!

    An Observation of parody art with Cory Holliday

  • Saturday, Mar. 9, 20194:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: Room 25

    a conversation with outlander’s richard rankin

    Join the Conversation!

  • Saturday, Mar. 9, 20194:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: Ballroom

    smallville class reunion

    Join Tom Welling (Clark Kent), Michael Rosenbaum (Lex Luthor), Laura Vandervoort (Kara / Supergirl), John Glover (Lionel Luthor) and Alaina Huffman (Dinah Lance / Black Canary) for a very special look back at Smallville!

  • Saturday, Mar. 9, 20194:30 PM - 5:15 PM location: Room 26C

    cosplay breakdown: supermage edition

    Walk through a full cosplay together with SuperKayce & Knightmage! Join us as we discuss our biggest duo yet: Hawkman & Hawkgirl! Planning, pricing, construction, and final product-plus all the steps in between including how to pack and travel with your costume!

  • Saturday, Mar. 9, 20194:30 PM - 5:15 PM location: Room 26AB

    science (and engineering) of ghostbusters

    A look at the real-world science behind proton packs and how the search for the 'ghostly particles' of neutrinos in modern physics parallels the on-screen hunt of PKE valences. How would project teams actually attempt to manage the risks involved in crossing the streams? Join NASA experts and Case Western Reserve University researchers along with members of your local Ghostbusters franchises to find out what 'total protonic reversal' would really mean!

  • Saturday, Mar. 9, 20195:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    carve like a geek

    Live carving demo by Award-Winning Artist, The Pumpkin Geek

  • Saturday, Mar. 9, 20195:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: Room 25

    nerd off 2.0

    Get ready to debate fandoms, characters, and universes you love! Nerd Off 2.0 will pick 2 contestants each round from the audience to bring up on stage to debate a geeky topic that is picked by other audience members in attendance…BUT much like your favorite movie there is always a twist! The contestants debating on stage don’t know what they are debating till after they get on stage! Guaranteed to make you laugh and be proud to be a nerd! Who knows you might even walk away with a prize!

  • Saturday, Mar. 9, 20195:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: Room 26C

    real deal with indie comics

    More and more creators are going the indie route when it comes to making comics. Learn what it really takes to create and publish your own line of comics from the folks who are making it happen.

  • Saturday, Mar. 9, 20195:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: Room 26AB

    filming fight sequences and making it look real and safe!

    The team behind numerous worldwide distributed martial arts/sci-fi/action features and fan films, once again back to do a hands on demonstration on how to film fight sequences correctly, makeup/visual effect, and being safe. The hands on experience will help you understand the importance of all aspect of filming a fight sequences while keeping all the cast/crew safe.

  • Saturday, Mar. 9, 20196:00 PM - 6:45 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, Mar. 9, 20196:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: Room 25

    action comedy nerd show

    The Action Comedy Nerd Show is a group of comedians that travel the country. They bring their act from the comedy clubs to comic book and anime conventions. Comedians Jerry Jaffe, Jesse Pimpinella and Dan Brown relate to the audience with a wide topics of superheroes, gaming, video games and all things pop culture.

  • Saturday, Mar. 9, 20196:30 PM - 7:15 PM location: Room 26C

    haunted ohio: america's most haunted state

    Take a trip through some of Ohio's most haunted locations and you will see why Ohio is ranked as one of the most haunted states in America. Hosted by the Tri-C Ghosthunters

  • Saturday, Mar. 9, 20196:30 PM - 7:15 PM location: Room 26AB

    fan films

    Join Ryan Murphy as he shows off and discusses the latest and greatest in the exploding world of fan films!

  • Saturday, Mar. 9, 20197:30 PM - 9:00 PM location: Ballroom

    wizard world costume contest

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

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

  • Saturday, Mar. 9, 20199:00 PM - 11:00 PM location: The Velvet Dog

    official wizard world after party

    Just because the show floor is closed doesn’t mean the party skips a beat! Don’t miss the hottest event of the Wizard World weekend! Join us for a night full of Dancing, Music, and Drink specials, at the Velvet Dog, 1280 W 6th St Cleveland, Ohio 44113

    Age Requirement: 21+ Free with Wizard World Wristband

  • Sunday, Mar. 10, 201911:00 AM - 11:45 AM location: Creative Stage

    once upon a toon

    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!

    Joe Wos has toured nationwide performing and is the resident cartoonist of the Charles M. Schulz Museum.

  • Sunday, Mar. 10, 201911:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: Room 26C

    rocky road of creative life

    Comic creators have a Rocky life and you learn fast that you have to have love for the craft to be able to deal with the hits you will take. Join Mike Watson Owner/Lead Artist of Freestyle Komics and Publisher of Short Fuse Media as he tells his story of comic creation and answers any questions you may have. From being told by Marvel his style was too Urban, struggling on his own, fired by a publisher and finding his strength in his Original label, Freestyle Komics. Sometimes your plan A or Plan B its getting you what you want and not what you need.No filters all truths, use Mike's adventure to avoid the potholes of the rocky comic life in your own venture.

  • Sunday, Mar. 10, 201911:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: Room 26AB

    cosplay for pets

    Always wanted to share your love of cosplay with your animal companion? Join cosplayers Alana and service dog Toothless the Puppy to learn how to make cosplay both safe and fun for your animal!

  • Sunday, Mar. 10, 201912:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    how to draw franklin the turtle - by designer : kurt lehner

    Join the fun!

  • Sunday, Mar. 10, 201912:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: Room 25

    3 geeks podcast live recording

    Come and enjoy a live taping of the 3 Geeks Podcast, Blu Rays and DVD's will be given away at this panel. Come and interact and be a part of our latest episode discussing the news of the week in the world of geek. We would love to share this with you and meet like minded people. Also we will be discussing whether comic book movies should stick to their source material and so much more.

  • Sunday, Mar. 10, 201912:00 PM - 1:00 PM location: Room 21

    posing & photography workshop with superkayce

    Join our Cosplay Posing & Photography workshop to refine your cosplay techniques with a hands-on training session and photoshoot! Join SuperKayce Cosplay as she gives you tips on posing while Blazek Photography takes some shots of YOU in your amazing cosplay! While this workshop will mainly focus on posing, other skills and basic photography tips will be covered as well! All cosplayers of all ages are welcome! Please come cosplay ready so you can go home with AWESOME pictures of YOU!

    Walk away with a hand-out of poses to try at home and few edited photos sent via email!

    Cost: $22.00

    Note: Admission wristband is required to take part in all workshop classes

    Purchase Tickets Here!

  • Sunday, Mar. 10, 201912:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: Room 26C

    coming out cosplay: lgbt community panel

    During this interactive panel, Alexa Heart, a transgender cosplayer, discusses her decision to transition with the support of the cosplay and geek communities. She’ll discuss the obstacles she and other members of the LGBT community have faced and how she has used these challenges to help push for equality for everyone in the geek community and beyond.

  • Sunday, Mar. 10, 201912:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: Room 26AB

    animation celebration: top ten 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!

  • Sunday, Mar. 10, 20191:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: Creative stage

    direct a comic page

    Ever wanted to be a writer/director of your very own action filled comic page. Join Mike Watson, Publisher of Short Fuse Media, and freelance artist of Upper Deck/Marvel Comics as he draws the page you direct. You get to control the camera, the poses and the budget. Get an inside look at how comics are put together as this LIVE event happens with you in the captain’s chair.

  • Sunday, Mar. 10, 20191:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: Room 25

    dark arts and magic: a conversation with john constantine himself, matt ryan

    Join the Conversation!

  • Sunday, Mar. 10, 20191:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: Room 26C

    pokemon game show

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

  • Sunday, Mar. 10, 20191:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: Room 26AB

    history of ghost busting in cinema and tv

    Join local Ghostbusters and horror hosts the Mummy and the Monkey for discussion of characters on screen taking the initiative and actually chasing (and fighting) ghosts and the paranormal: from old-time “classics” to Disney's Lonesome Ghosts, the Filmation shows (you know, with the Ape), and beyond. How did they influence "Ghostbusters" and our modern view of paranormal elimination? And what’s ahead for the Ghostbusters franchise?

  • Sunday, Mar. 10, 20192:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    cosplay painting and weathering techniques

    Want to learn how to take your armor or prop to the next level? One of the most important parts of cosplay is a good paint job! In this panel you'll get a live demo on how to use paint and other materials to add some grit to your cosplay and create a convincingly realistic look.