Columbus Programming

See you next year!

  • Friday, Oct. 18, 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. 18, 20194:00 PM - 5:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    musical performance by michael mcfarland

    Don't miss this performance by Wizard World guest Michael McFarland!

  • Friday, Oct. 18, 20194:30 PM - 5:15 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    how to make comics from start to finish with freestyle komics

    Want to know how comics are put together? Well the most enthusiastic person in comics wants to show you from script to colors how some of your favorites comics are put together. Get to see behind the veil of Freestyle Komics/Short Fuse Media as they assemble some of the hottest comics in the land. If you ever wanted to know what it takes to make comics this is the panel for you.

  • Friday, Oct. 18, 20195:00 PM - 5:15 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    wizard world giveaways

    Hosted by Kato Kaelin!

  • Friday, Oct. 18, 20195:00 PM - 5:30 PM location: KIDS ZONE

    superhero training with royal project

    Calling all kids aspiring to be superheroes - now's your chance!

  • Friday, Oct. 18, 20195:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: D182-183

    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. 18, 20195:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: ROOM D180-181

    3 geeks podcast live: covering news from the week!

    Join the 3 Geeks Podcast as they ruminate, discuss and argue over comic book and geek news of the week! Prepare to go on a fun ride through geekdom with several tangents that go absolutely nowhere. Audience participation is highly encouraged.

  • Friday, Oct. 18, 20195:15 PM - 5:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    musical performance by james morris

    Don't miss this live performance from Wizard World guest James Morris!

  • Friday, Oct. 18, 20195:30 PM - 6:00 PM location: KIDS ZONE

    spider races with spider-man

    Kids can hang with their favorite wall crawler for this fun competition!

  • Friday, Oct. 18, 20195:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: ROOM D281-282

    college and cosplay

    So, how do you manage paying for stuff while away at college while also continuing your love of cosplay? Good question. Come learn what it's like balancing college life, cosplay life, and all the budgetary, time management, and fun in between with Wizard World Cosplay Guest Catatonic Cucire.

  • Friday, Oct. 18, 20195:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    sketching the heroes of star wars

    Join Star Wars artists Joe Corroney and Ryan Finley for this special demo!

  • Friday, Oct. 18, 20195:45 PM - 6:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    cosplay meet-up and wizard world giveaways

    Hosted by Kato Kaelin!

  • Friday, Oct. 18, 20196:00 PM - 6:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    musical performance by thomas ian nicholas

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

  • Friday, Oct. 18, 20196:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: ROOM D1820183

    cosplay 101

    Want to begin cosplaying but don’t know how to get started? Join Wizard World Cosplay Guests KNIGHTMAGE, GALAXY AMETHYST and LADYDRAGON CREATIONS 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. 18, 20196:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: ROOM D180-181

    the long strange trip podcast live

    Come join Paul and Molly of the Long Strange Trip Podcast as they record live from their next geeky destination: Wizard World Columbus!

  • Friday, Oct. 18, 20196:00 PM - 7:00 PM location: KIDS ZONE

    temporary tattoos with rapunzel & cinderella

    Kids can join Rapunzel and Cinderella in the Kids Zone to get temporary tattoos!

  • Friday, Oct. 18, 20196:00 PM - 8:00 PM location: ROOM D283

    worbla/thermoplastics cosplay workshop with cosawesome studios and wulfgar weapons

    Come learn to build with worbla and thermo plastics while James T. Wulfgar and other members of CosAwesome Studos / Wulfgar Weapons guide you through some build and building techniques. We will help you by presenting how to build them, answering questions, showing tricks, etc. ADDITIONAL TICKET REQUIRED.

  • Friday, Oct. 18, 20196:30 PM - 7:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    performance by the ninja turtles

    Cowabunga, dude!

  • Friday, Oct. 18, 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. 18, 20196:30 PM - 7:15 PM location: D281-282

    hot takes: man of steel is still the best dc movie!

    There is a debate around MAN OF STEEL: is it good, or is it terrible? Freestyle Komics is here to prove the quality of the much-maligned movie point by point and even show you that this is the film that our fanbase has been asking for. Join Mike Watson in his most epic discussion panel yet. Bring your enthusiasm, open minds and geek hats cause we are going to #TalkAboutIt !

  • Friday, Oct. 18, 20197:00 PM - 7:45 PM location: ROOM D182-183

    nerdprov!

    Laugh your Asgard off with improvisers from Columbus’ own The Nest Theatre, 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. 18, 20197:00 PM - 7:45 PM location: ROOM D180-181

    words create worlds

    If you have ever thought “I want to write a book” but don’t know where to begin or how to continue, this is perfect for you! Aspiring and current writers will want to take part in this interactive workshop to ask questions and learn about what it takes to write a book and be a published author! Come and learn about the writing process from author, singer/songwriter, and advocate James Morris (Sky Bound, Water Tower, Surface, Vans Warped Tour) as he shares the challenges and excitement that comes with creating new worlds. This workshop will discuss the art of storytelling and share valuable tips, tricks, and organizational skills to help get you started and keep going. Be sure to bring your questions. This workshop is perfect for writers and aspiring writers of all ages.

  • Friday, Oct. 18, 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. 18, 20197:30 PM - 8:15 PM location: ROOM D182-183

    cosi presents: superhero science

    Flight, super strength, weather manipulation. These are just some of the superpowers featured in comics and movies. COSI’s presenters will show you how we can replicate some of them in the real world using hands-on science demonstrations.

  • Friday, Oct. 18, 20197:30 PM - 8:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    official wizard world karaoke

    If you're looking to show off your vocal chops (or lack thereof), join us for karaoke!

  • Friday, Oct. 18, 20198:00 PM - 8:45 PM location: ROOM D182-183

    comics: representation or pop culture affirmative action?

    Are the big houses in comics really helping when it comes to representation or diversity, or is it just their version of affirmative action? Should we be happy with what they are doing it or should we demand better? Let’s look at legacy characters versus brand new characters. Why can we simply not just make new characters? We will examine if this is the change we need or simply a cash grab to fill the corporate pockets. #LetsTalkAboutIt in this panel we will ask the tough questions and see where the truth takes us.

  • Friday, Oct. 18, 20198:00 PM - 8:45 PM location: ROOM D180-181

    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.

  • Saturday, Oct. 19, 201910:00 AM - 10:45 AM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    musical performance by the school of rock

    Get ready to rock with this live performance!

  • Saturday, Oct. 19, 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. 19, 201910:45 AM - 11:00 AM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    wizard world giveaways

    Hosted by Kato Kaelin!

  • Saturday, Oct. 19, 201911:00 AM - 11:25 AM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    musical performance by james morris

    Don't miss this performance by Wizard World guest James Morris!

  • Saturday, Oct. 19, 201911:00 AM - 11:30 AM location: KIDS ZONE

    superhero training with the royal project

    Aspiring superheroes can't miss this training session in the Kids Zone!

  • Saturday, Oct. 19, 201911:00 AM - 11:45 AM location: ROOM D180-181

    kids can cosplay

    Join Wizard World Cosplay Guest Galaxy Amethyst as she discusses how kids and their families can get involved with cosplay!

  • Saturday, Oct. 19, 201911:00 AM - 11:45 AM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    sketch cards

    Come 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.

  • Saturday, Oct. 19, 201911:30 AM - 12:00 PM location: KIDS ZONE

    story time with belle

    Disney fans can't miss this chance to meet Belle from Beauty and the Beast!

  • Saturday, Oct. 19, 201911:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: ROOM D182-183

    meet the burning river geekettes

    The Burning River Geekettes are here to create a safe, empowering, and inclusive environment for all women to get together and celebrate their fandoms. We hold a themed Main Event each month as well as many other activities! We build strong relationships to create a family for our Geekettes and benefit the community of Northeast Ohio.

  • Saturday, Oct. 19, 201911:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    i love the 80s: a conversation with back to the future’s claudia wells

    Moderated by Samm Levine!

  • Saturday, Oct. 19, 201911:30 AM - 1:30 PM location: ROOM D283

    cosplay foam building/foamsmithing workshop with cosawesome studios & wulfgar weapons

    CosAwesome Studios guide you through your choice of a few foam builds. We will help you by presenting how to build them, answering questions, showing tricks, etc. ADDITIONAL TICKET REQUIRED.

  • Saturday, Oct. 19, 201912:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: ROOM D180-181

    mcu phase 4: reacting to the new revelations

    Black Widow! Blade! Shang-Chi! The Eternals! Plus, more Thor, Loki, Wanda & Vision, Sam & Bucky, and Hawkeye! Just a few months after Kevin Feige unveiled the MCU Phase 4 at San Diego Comic-Con, join Mike Watson to talk about the big revelations (Jane Foster is the new Thor!) and make speculations about how these movies and Disney Plus series will unfold. Show up to nerd out, and make wild guesses about the next couple years of the MCU.

  • Saturday, Oct. 19, 201912:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: ROOM D281-282

    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. 19, 201912:00 PM - 12:45 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. 19, 201912:00 PM - 1:00 PM location: KIDS ZONE

    temporary tattoos with rapunzel & cinderella

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

  • Saturday, Oct. 19, 201912:15 PM - 12:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    wizard world giveaways

    Hosted by Kato Kaelin!

  • Saturday, Oct. 19, 201912:30 PM - 1:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    wizard world costume contest preview showcase: part 1

    Come get a sneak peak of some of the contestants competing for the grand prize of $10,000 in this evening's Wizard World Costume Contest!

  • Saturday, Oct. 19, 201912:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: ROOM D182-183

    swords & spaceships

    If you like tabletop roleplaying games like D&D and are a fan of science fiction, this is for you! Swords and Spaceships is an in development tabletop roleplaying game by designers James and David Morris which focus’s in on the unique character and their signature, customized gear. Join us to discuss this exciting upcoming game and parts of the development process! Making it’s debut at Wizard World Chicago! On Kickstarter now!

  • Saturday, Oct. 19, 201912:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: SHORT NORTH BALLROOM

    as you wish: a princess bride reunion with cary elwes & chris sarandon

    Inconceivable! We’ve reunited The Dread Pirate Roberts, Westley himself, and Prince Humperdinck to discuss their experiences making the classic film “The Princess Bride.”

  • Saturday, Oct. 19, 20191:00 PM - 1:30 PM location: KIDS ZONE

    make snow with princess elsa

    Kids can meet their favorite ice princess in the Kids Zone for this fun activity!

  • Saturday, Oct. 19, 20191:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    cosplay makeup 101

    Join Wizard World Cosplay Guests Knightmage & Lady Dragon Creations to learn the basics of makeup and other SFX techniques to transform your cosplay!

  • Saturday, Oct. 19, 20191:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    musical performance by michael mcfarland

    Don't miss this live performance by Wizard World guest Michael McFarland!

  • Saturday, Oct. 19, 20191:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: ROOM D180-181

    gaming for mental health

    Are video games good for us or bad for us? The answer is both! Dr. Ryan Hansen with Reset Button Counseling will host a presentation and discussion on the positive sides of gaming and gaming culture, including the growing field of “Gamification”. We will also discuss the research on video game addiction, and ways that people can improve their lives if they do struggle with a problematic use of digital entertainment.

  • Saturday, Oct. 19, 20191:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: ROOM D281-282

    3 geeks podcast presents: anime-niacs

    Why is it that people don’t talk about animated movies in the same ways they talk about live action films? Join the Anime-Niacs as they discuss animation from all over

  • Saturday, Oct. 19, 20191:30 PM - 2:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    ghostbusters slime time trivia

    Who ya gonna call?! Test your Ghostbusters knowledge for fun prizes and slime!

  • Saturday, Oct. 19, 20191:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: SHORT NORTH BALLROOM

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

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

  • Saturday, Oct. 19, 20191:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: ROOM D182-183

    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. 19, 20192:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: ROOM D281-282

    no hold barred: a conversation with pro wrestlers kevin nash and the honky tonk man

    Moderated by Lani Sarem.

  • Saturday, Oct. 19, 20192:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: D180-181

    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. 19, 20192:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    kids costume contest

    Hosted by Kato Kaelin and Wizard World Cosplay Guest Galaxy Amethyst!

  • Saturday, Oct. 19, 20192:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    sketching the villains of star wars

    Join Star Wars artists Joe Corroney and Ryan Finley for this special demo!

  • Saturday, Oct. 19, 20192:30 PM - 3:00 PM location: SHORT NORTH BALLROOM

    jumping the shark: a conversation with henry winkler

    Ayyyyy! Don’t miss this panel by the legendary actor behind Arthur “The Fonz” Fonzarelli. Come hear about Henry’s storied career, his series of children’s books, and turning down Grease!

  • Saturday, Oct. 19, 20192:30 PM - 3:00 PM location: KIDS ZONE

    captain jack sparrow’s treasure hunt

    The hunt is for buried treasure in the Kids Zone!

  • Saturday, Oct. 19, 20192:30 PM - 3:15 PM location: ROOM D182-183

    the science of pokemon presents: why you wouldn’t want to be a pokemon trainer

    Join Professor Michael Collins in this humorous scientific discussion on the world of Pokemon's chemistry, biology, physics, and economics and how they would attribute to Pokemon trainer not being a glamorous job.

  • Saturday, Oct. 19, 20193:00 PM - 3:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    wizard world costume contest preview showcase: part 2

    Come get a sneak peak of some of the contestants competing for the grand prize of $10,000 in this evening's Wizard World Costume Contest!

  • Saturday, Oct. 19, 20193:00 PM - 3:45 PM location: ROOM D281-282

    disney trivia with thomas ian nicholas & samm levine

    Calling all Disney fans! Join us as audience members battle it out against Samm Levine (Freaks and Geeks) Walt Disney himself, from ‘Walt Before Mickey’ Thomas Ian Nicholas, in this epic trivia event! Questions could cover anything….Disney Movies, Parks, and even Walt Disney himself! There will be tons of fun and even more laughs! So come test your skills and win some prizes along the way! Hosted by Lani Sarem.

  • Saturday, Oct. 19, 20193:00 PM - 3:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    prop building 401

    Join Wulfgar Weapons & Props and CosAwesome Studios for this advanced prop building tutorial!

  • Saturday, Oct. 19, 20193:00 PM - 3:45 PM location: ROOM D180-181

    words for nerds: the beginner’s guide to starting your own podcast

    Have you ever thought about starting your own podcast? Join Todd Davidson, co-owner of Basement of Doom productions, host of The Basement Fodder Podcast, The Todd Files and DOOM you like Scary Movies?, as he talks the basics of getting your podcast up and running. How to record your shows, basic equipment and programs, choosing a format and name, promotion and more! Basement of Doom productions shows are downloaded in over 16 countries internationally, featuring guests from all over the globe. Their shows are featured on the Digital Nerdage podcast network and on Youtube, itunes, Stitcher, iHeart Radio and more!

  • Saturday, Oct. 19, 20193:30 PM - 4:15 PM location: D182-183

    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. 19, 20193:30 PM - 4:15 PM location: SHORT NORTH BALLROOM

    an arrowverse reunion with david ramsay, joseph david-jones & teddy sears

    DC and the CW have pulled off an amazing feat creating multiple tv shows in an interconnected universe. Join actors from “Arrow,” “The Flash” and “Legends of Tomorrow”” to discuss their roles in creating this fan-favorite shared tv world!

  • Saturday, Oct. 19, 20193:30 PM - 4:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    musical performance by broken transmitter

    Get ready to rock with Wizard World guests Broken Transmitter!

  • Saturday, Oct. 19, 20194:00 PM - 4:30 PM location: KIDS ZONE

    mask making with your favorite superhero and princess

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

  • Saturday, Oct. 19, 20194:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: ROOM D281-282

    the secret failures of marvel studios

    The MCU is celebrating an unprecedented amount of success. Breaking and shattering records left and right. 23 films telling one single overarching story where each film now averages 1 billion dollars. Giving us characters we love, introducing characters we never thought could work and giving us some of the best moments in comic movie history. What could they possibly be doing wrong? We will explore their dark secrets and how it’s a complete failure to this MCU timeline. Let’s take our line of questioning to Kevin Feige this weekend at Wizard World Columbus!

  • Saturday, Oct. 19, 20194:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    drawing demonstration with arvell jones

    Arvell Jones has drawn some of the most recognizable comics history including Thor, Iron Man, Superman and many more. He is the co-creator of Misty Knight who along with his other creations; Cockroach Hamilton and Parana Jones, have been featured in three Netflix series! Jones will share his technique as he demonstrates his drawing skills honed over 50 years in the comics medium!

  • Saturday, Oct. 19, 20194:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: ROOM D180-181

    story’s over - a supernatural panel

    Supernatural is entering its 15th and final season. Come discuss it, share your love of the Winchester Bros and join the Family Business with us! Stay awhile and play trivia for some Supernatural goodies! Presented by Women of Letters Ohio Chapter and Random Acts.

  • Saturday, Oct. 19, 20194:30 PM - 5:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    musical performance by thomas ian nicholas

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

  • Saturday, Oct. 19, 20194:30 PM - 5:15 PM location: SHORT NORTH BALLROOM

    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. 19, 20194:30 PM - 5:15 PM location: ROOM D182-183

    3 geeks podcast presents: throwback thursday...on saturday

    We now live in a Golden Age of Comic Book movies!!! Remember when they weren’t so frequent! Come join us as we discuss, remember and vent over the movies that came pre 2000!!!

  • Saturday, Oct. 19, 20195:00 PM - 5:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    wizard world costume contest preview showcase: part 3

    Come get a sneak peak of some of the contestants competing for the grand prize of $10,000 in this evening's Wizard World Costume Contest!

  • Saturday, Oct. 19, 20195:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: ROOM D281-282

    acting for the stage and screen with wallace shawn

    Don't miss this special Q&A with veteran actor, voice artist and playwright Wallace Shawn for tips and inside stories on acting for stage and screen. Come ready with your "Princess Bride" and "Toy Story" questions!

  • Saturday, Oct. 19, 20195:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: ROOM D180-181

    mental health, trauma and superhero therapy: finding healing in comics and pop culture

    Dr. Phillip Hash returns to Wizard World to discuss the state of mental health, trauma and abuse in the U.S and how we are all affected. The good news is that comics, movies, tv shows and all of fandom can play a role in healing and mental wellness. Join us for a great discussion that may bring some hope to those that need it!

  • Saturday, Oct. 19, 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. 19, 20195:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: ROOM D182-183

    dungeons & dragons & improv

    Join comedians and tried-and-true geeks from Columbus’ own The Nest Theatre 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. 19, 20195:30 PM - 6:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    trashcan cosplay competition with wizard world cosplay guest knightmage

    Come on stage and join a team of fellow creators to make an original costumed character using only the scraps you are given. Do you have the creativity to become the Trash Can Cosplay Champions? Sign ups available at Knightmage’s booth in the Cosplay Corner.

  • Saturday, Oct. 19, 20196:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: ROOM D180-181

    geek girl brunch

    Geek Girl Brunch is a group for girls who like to geek out when cocktails are involved. We meet monthly and have different themes and include all fandoms. Join us to find out more info on how you can be involved!

  • Saturday, Oct. 19, 20196:30 PM - 7:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    official wizard world karaoke

    Come test your vocal chops (or lack thereof!) at karaoke!

  • Saturday, Oct. 19, 20197:00 PM - 8:00 PM location: SHORT NORTH BALLROOM

    wizard world costume contest

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

  • Sunday, Oct. 20, 201910:00 AM - 11:00 AM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    musical performance by michael mcfarland

    Don't miss this performance by Wizard World guest Michael McFarland!

  • Sunday, Oct. 20, 201911:00 AM - 11:15 AM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    cosplay meetup and wizard world giveaways

    Hosted by Kato Kaelin!

  • Sunday, Oct. 20, 201911:00 AM - 11:30 AM location: KIDS ZONE

    superhero training with the royal project

    Aspiring superheroes can't miss this training session in the Kids Zone!

  • Sunday, Oct. 20, 201911:00 AM - 11:45 AM location: ROOM D281-282

    inside the ring with pro wrestlers devon dudley & lisa marie varon

    Moderated by Mike Gregorek.

  • Sunday, Oct. 20, 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. 20, 201911:30 AM - 12:00 PM location: KIDS ZONE

    sing along with moana

    Join Moana for this fun sing a long in the Kids Zone!

  • Sunday, Oct. 20, 201911:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: D180-181

    cosplay 401

    Join Wulfgar Weapons and CosAwesome Studios for this in-depth demo of advanced cosplay tips and tricks!

  • Sunday, Oct. 20, 201911:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: D182-183

    arvell jones: my life in comics

    Arvell Jones shares behind the pages tales of his five decades in the comics industry. From his early days of drawing Iron Fist and co-creating Misty Knight to his recent work creating concert art promoting the Black Panther film, Jones has worked on some of the most iconic titles in comics! That includes Captain America, Iron Man, The Avengers, Shazam, Wonder Woman, Superman and many more.

  • Sunday, Oct. 20, 201911:30 AM - 12:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    musical performance by broken transmitter

    Get ready to rock with Wizard World guests Broken Transmitter!

  • Sunday, Oct. 20, 201912:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: ROOM D281-282

    bringing dc comics to tv with laura vandervoort, drew powell, sean pertwee and teddy sear

    Come join actors from Smallville, Gotham 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. 20, 201912:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    direct a comic page

    Ever wanted to be the 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, Oct. 20, 201912:00 PM - 1:00 PM location: KIDS ZONE

    temporary tattoos with rapunzel and cinderella

    Kids can join their favorite characters to get temporary tattoos in the Kids Zone!

  • Sunday, Oct. 20, 201912:30 PM - 1:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    90s trivia!

    Hosted by Kato Kaelin!

  • Sunday, Oct. 20, 201912:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: ROOM D180-181

    cosplay is for everyone: cosplay and body positivity

    Join Wizard World Cosplay guests for this discussion!

  • Sunday, Oct. 20, 201912:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: ROOM D182-183

    13 most iconic horror film characters

    They elicit screams of terror in darkened theaters and have become the stuff dreams are made of — if, by dreams, you mean nightmares. Pop culture historian Joe Wos share the top 13 horror icons that made the grave — er, grade. Join us for a terror filled time or as Pinhead would say, “We have such sights to show you.”

  • Sunday, Oct. 20, 201912:30 PM - 2:00 PM location: ROOM D283

    cosplay painting & weathering workshop with cosawesome studios & wulfgar weapons

    Come learn to paint props and armor while the Wulfgar Weapons Team guide through some props (you get to keep them at the end!). We will help you by presenting how to build them, answering questions, showing tricks, etc. ADDITIONAL TICKET REQUIRED.

  • Sunday, Oct. 20, 20191:00 PM - 1:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    musical performance by james morris

    Join Wizard World guest James Morris for this live performance!

  • Sunday, Oct. 20, 20191:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: ROOM D281-282

    voice acting masterclass with jason o'mara and ken page

    Animation and voice acting fans alike can't miss this special Q&A with Jason O'Mara, the voice of Batman in the DC Animated Movie Universe, and Ken Page, the voice of Oogie Boogie in The Nightmare Before Christmas!

  • Sunday, Oct. 20, 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. 20, 20191:15 PM - 2:00 PM location: KIDS ZONE

    free sketches for kids

    Kids can get free sketches from artist Joe Wos!

  • Sunday, Oct. 20, 20191:30 PM - 2:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    ghostbusters slime time trivia

    Who ya gonna call? Test your Ghostbusters knowledge for prizes and slime!

  • Sunday, Oct. 20, 20191:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: ROOM D182-183

    the todd files podcast live

    If you love indie comics, join hosts Todd and Ariel as they probe the minds of the industries hottest creators LIVE from Wizard World Columbus! The show has been dubbed "A college course in making comics" by guest and fans alike. Hear inside information about your favorite indie characters, backstories and hilarious anecdotes and much more!

  • Sunday, Oct. 20, 20191:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: ROOM D180-181

    cosi presents: zombies, aliens and monsters! the science of movie monster

    Join COSI’s Director of Science Content, Natural History Expert, and Multimedia Producer in a conversation about the real life inspiration behind movie creatures.

  • Sunday, Oct. 20, 20192:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    impossibly cute™ kids costume contest

    Hosted by Kato Kaelin and Wizard World Cosplay Guest Galaxy Amethyst!