Des Moines Programming

See you next year!

  • Friday, Jun. 1, 20184:30 PM - 5:15 PM location: Creative Stage

    upperdeck sketch card session with mike watson

    Lets create awesome sketch cards. As a freelancer sketch card artist for UpperDeck. I am gonna show you have I make these cards come to life.

  • Friday, Jun. 1, 20185:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: Room 104

    comic shop talk

    Wedding bells for both Marvel and DC, Wolverine is alive, Thor is finally worthy and Superman got his undies back,  IllumiNERDi All-Stars, Victor Dandridge and Ryan Ball bring the latest comic news in this spoiler-filled convo!

  • Friday, Jun. 1, 20185:00 PM - 6:30 PM location: Room 105

    learn to play pokemon workshop

    Calling all Pokémon fans! Have you ever wanted to learn how to play the official Pokémon Trading Card Game? I mean it’s only been around for 20 years! Like many people, you buy the cards because of your love for Pokémon but haven’t exactly mastered how to play the game with the correct rules. Well now you can learn how to play with the help of Pokémon YouTuber RealBreakingNate! Bring your own deck or learn play with one of our pre-made decks! Come learn to play as RealBreakingNate takes you through the game card. Breaking down what cards do and a step by step play through of the game. Not only will you get an introduction on how to play the game but every paid attendee will walk away with a Burning Shadows booster pack! This is a great opportunity to bond with your child and learn how to play the game together or to finally put all those cards to use after buying them for years on end!

    ADDITIONAL TICKET REQUIRED

    *All children under 10 years old must be accompanied by an adult! Unpaid adults won't receive a booster pack.

    Purchase Tickets Here!

  • Friday, Jun. 1, 20185:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: Creative Stage

    cosplay construction q&a

    Join Iowa Cosplay for a construction based Q&A where all your questions regarding sewing, materials, adhesives, makeup and more will be answered.

  • Friday, Jun. 1, 20185:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: Room 107

    dc films - what the heck is going on?

    There are 24 DC-based films in development. What are they, and when are they happening? Get the lowdown on each film here, and the odds of what will be made when.

  • Friday, Jun. 1, 20186:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: Room 107

    creatures of the night!

    A look at disturbing and terrifying real-life paranormal encounters with The Black Eyed Kids, The Bloody Bones Man, The Faceless and more Frightmare Creatures with host Dave Schrader.

  • Friday, Jun. 1, 20186:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: Room 106

    make a nerdy living

    Follow your passion and you will never work a day in your life." You hear many versions of that idea, but what does it really take to make a living following your passions? Is it about persistence, determination, talent, skill, or who you know? Dr. Travis Langley (Star Trek Psychology: The Mental Frontier; Doctor Who Psychology: A Madman with a Box) asks a panel of experts how they brought their passions and their professional pursuits together to try to make a nerdy living. Find out how you can actually get paid for nerdy passions that range from live-streaming video, prop making, crafting, writing, and even cosplay.

  • Friday, Jun. 1, 20186:30 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, Jun. 1, 20186:30 PM - 7:15 PM location: Room 107

    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, Jun. 1, 20187:00 PM - 7:45 PM location: Room 104

    how to self promote

    Learn how to promote yourself, the brand and the comic you created. Mike Watson, the most enthusiastic man in comics and one half of the Masters of Self Promotion will give you tips how to make your voice heard at the comic con. Giving tips of how to interact before, during and after the show.

    Using your social media to your advantage, pushing the limits of interaction, using your voice at the con, and ending with great reflection after the show is over.

    Bring your creator tool box with you because Mike will stock you with plenty of tools to build your comic brand.

  • Friday, Jun. 1, 20187:00 PM - 7:45 PM location: Room 106

    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, Jun. 1, 20187:15 PM - 8:00 PM location: Creative Stage

    drawing disney with clinton hobart

    Join CLINTON HOBART for a painting demonstration.

  • Friday, Jun. 1, 20187:30 PM - 8:30 PM location: Room 107

    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, Jun. 1, 20188:30 PM - 9:00 PM location: Room 103

    cosplay & cocktails vip meet & greet

    Wizard World Cosplay VIP’s here is your chance to meet, hang out and ask your questions to the Wizard World Cosplay Guests in a friendly setting!

  • Saturday, Jun. 2, 201811:00 AM - 11:45 AM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    capturing action in a still image with phil hester

    Join PHIL HESTER for a drawing demonstration you won't want to miss!

  • Saturday, Jun. 2, 201811:00 AM - 12:30 PM location: Room 105

    introduction to sculpting workshop with propcustomz

    Learn how to sculpt and model your own clay creatures and original creations with Expert Sculptor & Prop builder Calen Hoffman of Propcustomz. Propcustomz will provide everything attendees need to make their our custom clay creation! Several physical pre-made examples will be shown along with attendees receiving one on one instructions throughout the course of the workshop! Come for the fun and leave with your own creation!

    ADDITIONAL TICKET REQUIRED

    Purchase Tickets Here!

  • Saturday, Jun. 2, 201811:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: Room 104

    vips of self publishing

    Self-publishing creator, Victor Dandridge, heads 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, Jun. 2, 201811:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: Room 106

    diversity in cosplay by papa bear

    The panel will cover racial diversity in cosplay, everything that entails! The positive and sometimes negative experiences one would have being a minority cosplayer. This team of cosplayers will also cover barriers and breakthroughs that can come across in the cosplay community based on their experiences. Hosted by Papa Bear and Mogchelle.

  • Saturday, Jun. 2, 201812:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    scripts to panels

    Taking the words of a writer can be a difficult task as we have a variety of scripts. I will show you how I lay comic pages out. When to go over the top for action and how to pull back to tell the story. Action and Interesting panels are great but if you don't focus on telling the story first all that will be lost.

  • Saturday, Jun. 2, 201812:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: Room 107

    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, Jun. 2, 201812:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: Room 104

    talkin’ anime with rightstuf anime

    Join the sponsor of the Wizard World Anime Arena and Manga Library for a discussion of all things Anime!

  • Saturday, Jun. 2, 201812:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: Room 106

    batman vs daredevil: dark knight psychology

    Dr. Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight: Daredevil Psychology: The Devil You Know) invites you on a journey through the shadows of Gotham and New York. Two boys, one the heir to a great fortune and the other the son of a struggling boxer, lose parents to violence in dark alleyways and both embark on missions to keep others from suffering the same. Who will be broken by great losses and who will grow stronger? What kind of person actively enters dangerous situations and goes to extraordinary lengths to help others? Why would anybody decide to fight the good fight - and do so dressed as a devil or a bat?!

  • Saturday, Jun. 2, 20181:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    how to be a pro inker with mostafa moussa

    Drawing demonstration with professional Inker MOSTAFA MOUSSA.

  • Saturday, Jun. 2, 20181:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: GRAND BALLROOM B

    if you say one more word….a conversation with winston duke

    Join the CONversation with the one and only Winston Duke aka M'Baku from Blank Panther!

  • Saturday, Jun. 2, 20181:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: Room 107

    the munster mash: a conversation with eddie munster, butch patrick

    Join the CONversation with Butch Patrick aka Eddie Munster!

  • Saturday, Jun. 2, 20181:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: Room 104

    cosplay on a dime

    Join Iowa Cosplay for a lesson in creating cosplay on a limited budget.

  • Saturday, Jun. 2, 20181:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: Room 106

    getting published: write here, write now!

    Trouble finding a book publisher? How about a literary agent? Do you really need your own publicist? Is getting into print different when your book’s topic is particularly geeky? Hear how these bookworms got their works into print, how they made money at it, and how you might, too. Moderated by Dr. Travis Langley (Star Wars Psychology: Dark Side of the Mind; Supernatural Psychology: Roads Less Traveled).

  • Saturday, Jun. 2, 20181:30 PM - 3:30 PM location: Room 105

    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 international 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!

    Purchase Tickets Here!

  • Saturday, Jun. 2, 20181:30 PM - 3:30 PM location: Room 103

    intro to special fx makeup workshop

    Do you love horror and gore? Have you ever wanted to learn ways to gross out your family and friends? Do you have a passion for the macabre or want to be the very best every Halloween? Come learn the basics of wound creation and special effects makeup with Baroness Von T Cosplay.


    This live demonstration will walk you through the basics of using a bruise wheel, liquid latex and some alternatives for those that may be allergic. You'll also learn different ways to apply a number of products for different effects. To wrap everything up you will also be learning safety and sanitation as well to keep you safe while you're looking gross, plus you'll take home a FX makeup kit valued at $40.00!!

    Purchase Tickets Here!

  • Saturday, Jun. 2, 20182:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    drawing the female form with harley quinn’s chad hardin and dc bombshell’s ant lucia

    Join professional artists CHAD HARDIN and ANT LUCIA for a drawing demonstration!

  • Saturday, Jun. 2, 20182:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: Grand Ballroom B

    out for a bite! a conversation with james marsters

    Join the CONversation with JAMES MARSTERS aka Spike from Buffy!

  • Saturday, Jun. 2, 20182:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: Room 107

    disney trivia against thomas ian nicholas

    Calling all Disney fans! Join us as audience members battle it out against 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!

  • Saturday, Jun. 2, 20182:30 PM - 3:15 PM location: Room 104

    “saturday morning to the future, the history of animation” with legendary animator and director tom cook

    Join Tom Cook for a trip through animation history starting with Saturday morning cartoons all the way to what’s on television right now.

  • Saturday, Jun. 2, 20182:30 PM - 3:15 PM location: Room 106

    the cinema snob q&a

    Brad Jones, the creator of the YouTube series The Cinema Snob, Lloyd The Animated Series, and the films Jesus Bro and Disco, discuss and takes questions about content creating and microbudget filmmaking.

  • Saturday, Jun. 2, 20183:00 PM - 3:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    cosplay makeup and special effects

    Learn or brush up on your basic makeup skills! Plus maybe learn some new tips and trick along the way! Join Wizard World Cosplay Guest Alkali Layke as she demonstrates creating some of your favorite characters!

  • Saturday, Jun. 2, 20183:00 PM - 3:45 PM location: Grand Ballroom B

    saving people, discussing things: a supernatural conversation with jim beaver & lisa berry

    Join the CONversation with JIM BEAVER and LISA BERRY from SUPERNATURAL!

  • Saturday, Jun. 2, 20183:00 PM - 3:45 PM location: Room 107

    a conversation with marvel’s the runaways, gregg sulkin

    Join the CONversation with Marvel's The Runaways, GREG SULKIN!

  • Saturday, Jun. 2, 20183:30 PM - 4:15 PM location: Room 104

    family with a touch of yellow, my life with america’s favorite family the simpsons

    Simpsons designer Phil Ortiz will share stories of his career in animation and talk about the simpsons and his journey with them all while answering your questions.

  • Saturday, Jun. 2, 20183:30 PM - 4:15 PM location: Room 106

    #badguysdoinggood: 501st legion and star wars costuming organizations

    Come meet the 501st Legion, Mandalorian Mercenaries, and the Rebel Legion.  From movie premieres to children's hospital visits and everything in between, these groups combine a high level of Star Wars costume quality with a love of fun and service in the community.  They are here to talk to you about what they do and how you can join. Bring your questions for the troopers!

  • Saturday, Jun. 2, 20184:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    how to draw comics

    Learn tips and tricks from artists currently making comics. Ask how we persevere and get our comics out through the long hours, new techniques, or old forgotten jewels.

  • Saturday, Jun. 2, 20184:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: Grand Ballroom B

    the doctor is in, a conversation with david tennant

    Join the CONversation with DAVID TENNANT from Dr Who and Marvel's Jessica Jones!

  • Saturday, Jun. 2, 20184:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: Room 107

    the voices in your head: dragon ball edition

    Join Mike McFarland (Master Roshi), Tiffany Vollmer (Bulma) and Colleen Clinkenbeard (Gohan / Andriod 18)  for an in depth anime voice acting discussion and Q&A!

  • Saturday, Jun. 2, 20184:00 PM - 5:00 PM location: Room 103

    wiz art: basic training tools with josh lyman

    Whether you have never drawn before, only drawn digitally, or are just looking to brush up on some techniques, this workshop has got you covered! You’ll learn about drawing exercises, use of a fine tip brush pen as well as choosing the right tools, as well as taking a piece of art from sketch to inks! Come and Explore the World of Wiz Art and take home your finished art piece and tools!”

    ADDITIONAL TICKET REQUIRED

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  • Saturday, Jun. 2, 20184:30 PM - 5:15 PM location: Room 104

    cosplay in character with captain k

    Moderated by SAG/AFTRA actor Karl Brevik and professional cosplayer Princess Morgan, this panel is filled with tips on how to not only look like your character, but act like them too! Providing examples and interactive exercises, this panel covers topics such as improvising as a character, how to interact with others in fun and respectful ways (while staying true to your character), posing for photographs as different character types, and how to make cosplaying for children and fellow fans a full experience. Other topics will include how to portray villainous or mischievous characters (How to avoid being THAT Deadpool) and how to make any character kid friendly. This panel relies on formal theatrical training and personal experience to answer all questions and provide interested cosplayers the tools they need to begin character performances.

  • Saturday, Jun. 2, 20184:30 PM - 5:15 PM location: Room 106

    words create worlds: lessons from a storyteller

    If you have ever thought “I want to write a book” or wonder if your story can be told in song 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 or songwriter! Come and learn about the writing process from author, singer/songwriter, and advocate James Morris (Sky Bound, Water Tower, Surface) 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.

  • Saturday, Jun. 2, 20184:30 PM - 6:00 PM location: Room 105

    cosplay foam fabrication workshop with papa bear

    Have you ever wanted to learn the fine art of foam crafting? Join Papa Bear as he guides you through your first foam build by presenting how to build them, answering questions, and showing tricks.

    ADDITIONAL TICKET REQUIRED

    Purchase Tickets Here!

  • Saturday, Jun. 2, 20185:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    drawing disney with clinton hobart

    Come see a live painting demonstration with CLINTON HOBART.

  • Saturday, Jun. 2, 20185:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: Grand Ballroom B

    there and back again: a conversation with elijah wood

    Join the CONversation with Lord of the Rings very own Frodo, ELIJAH WOOD!

  • Saturday, Jun. 2, 20185:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: Room 107

    the doomcast: live geek stand up comedy

    Your favorite weekly comics/comedy webcast sponsored by DSM’s own Capes Kafe brings the funniest geek stand up comedy show you’ve ever seen to Wizard World. Fast paced comedy, games, and special guests, you’ve never seen anything like this! Featuring Justin Bulver, Matt Jacobsen, Sid Juwarker, and host Dan Umthun.

  • Saturday, Jun. 2, 20185:30 PM - 6:00 PM location: Room 103

    anime vip only meet & greet

    Wizard World Anime VIP badge holders here is your chance to meet, chat and grab a bite with Colleen Clinkenbeard, Mike McFarland and Tiffany Vollmer.

  • Saturday, Jun. 2, 20185:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: Room 104

    arkham asylum: jokers to the left, riddlers to the right

    Batman has issues, and so do the villains he fights. His enemies fill their own asylum, but do they really belong there? Do their actions reflect real-life criminal behavior in any way? Are they really insane? What kind of crook commits crimes in a costume? What kind of mental health professional wants to work in someplace so dangerous? Dr. Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight; Daredevil Psychology: The Devil You Know) explores these questions and more. Welcome to the nightmare!

  • Saturday, Jun. 2, 20185:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: Room 106

    how do you get into comics

    I get asked this question all the time. How do you break into comics? That question has the easiest answer but has the most difficult follow up. Join Mike Watson as he answers your questions and takes you through his initial journey into comics. Waiting in portfolio review lines for hours to being told no to pushing into his on publishing house and IP.

  • Saturday, Jun. 2, 20186:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: Room 107

    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, Jun. 2, 20186:30 PM - 7:15 PM location: Room 106

    iowa’s most haunted

    Terrifying real life accounts of Ax murders, vengeful ghosts, haunted houses and haunted history of 2 of Iowa's most malevolent true hauntings, The Villisca Ax Murder House & The menacing Malvern Manor with curator of the Ax Murder House Johnny Houser, author & paranormal expert Richard Estep and co-owner Josh Heard.  Moderated by Dave Schrader of DarknessRadio.com

  • Saturday, Jun. 2, 20187:30 PM - 9:00 PM location: Grand Ballroom B

    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 SHIELD LABS Booth #1130 inside the exhibition floor on Saturday. Registration closes at 5PM! We’ll see you there! (Recommended for ages 13+)

  • Sunday, Jun. 3, 201811:00 AM - 11:45 AM location: Creative Stage

    coloring with markers with mike watson

    I love markers, I am going to show you how to color with them. Its not as easy as you may think. Marker coloring is becoming very popular and if you want to see how I do it then join me for the show.

  • Sunday, Jun. 3, 201811:00 AM - 12:00 PM location: Room 105

    wiz art: concept to creation with josh lyman

    From dragons to robots, from heroes to villains, and even creatures of unusual sizes, character design is always fun! Come join us to learn the core principles of concept art and character designing, and let your imagination flow. Get tips on creating characters for various medias, and how to create a character that is iconic! You, as a group will decide the topic, and from there we will create our own wonders!Take home your finished art piece as well as a small kit!

    ADDITIONAL TICKET REQUIRED

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  • Sunday, Jun. 3, 201811:00 AM - 12:30 PM location: Room 103

    learn to play pokemon workshop

    Calling all Pokémon fans! Have you ever wanted to learn how to play the official Pokémon Trading Card Game? I mean it’s only been around for 20 years! Like many people, you buy the cards because of your love for Pokémon but haven’t exactly mastered how to play the game with the correct rules. Well now you can learn how to play with the help of Pokémon YouTuber RealBreakingNate! Bring your own deck or learn play with one of our pre-made decks! Come learn to play as RealBreakingNate takes you through the game card. Breaking down what cards do and a step by step play through of the game. Not only will you get an introduction on how to play the game but every paid attendee will walk away with a Burning Shadows booster pack! This is a great opportunity to bond with your child and learn how to play the game together or to finally put all those cards to use after buying them for years on end!

    ADDITIONAL TICKET REQUIRED

    *All children under 10 years old must be accompanied by an adult! Unpaid adults won't receive a booster pack.

    Purchase Tickets Here!

  • Sunday, Jun. 3, 201811:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: Room 106

    anime allstar: colleen clinkenbeard

    Join Colleen (One Piece, Fairytail, Dragonball franchise, Fullmetal Alchemist) for an in depth Q&A on her career and what’s coming next!

  • Sunday, Jun. 3, 201811:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: Room 104

    cursed hollywood

    We take a look at unusual activity during the filming of some of the most famous movies in history. From Poltergeist to Passion of the Christ, eerie and unexplained phenomena to untimely deaths of celebrities associated with the films. Hosted by Dave Schrader of MidnightInTheDesert.com

  • Sunday, Jun. 3, 201812:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    how to break into comics with mostafa moussa

    Join professional comic artist MOSTAFA MOUSSA as he discusses how to get started in comics.

  • Sunday, Jun. 3, 201812:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: Room 107

    she’s no angel: a conversation with charisma carpenter

    Join the CONversation with CHARISMA CARPENTER aka Cordelia Chase from Buffy and Angel.

  • Sunday, Jun. 3, 201812:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: Room 104

    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 interwebz and in life! With over 300 hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute how do you get noticed? Join YouTuber RealBreakingNate 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!

  • Sunday, Jun. 3, 201812:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: Room 106

    j. jonah jameson against the crowd

    J. Jonah Jameson comes to Des Moines  and, surprise: he hates Spider-Man. Jameson joins us with evidence to help everyone understand that Spider-Man can't be trusted, why we would be better off without masked vigilantes and why he truly is a menace. Have a differing opinion? That means it's up to you to appear as guest reporters at this Daily Bugle press conference and defend the friendly neighborhood super-hero. See if you can be the first to catch Jameson off guard and force a rare retraction. Listen to Jameson's editorial, hear him answer the panel's reporters and then prepare your own defense of Spider-Man in this interactive, entertaining performance-based panel. J. Jonah Jameson is a Marvel.com featured presentation by Karl Brevik, a member of SAG/AFTRA. Full of audience participation, it's a mix of a stand up act, a roast, a Q&A and a good old fashioned celebration of Spider-Man knowledge.

  • Sunday, Jun. 3, 20181:00 PM - 1:45 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!

  • Sunday, Jun. 3, 20181:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: Room 107

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

    Join the CONversation with MATT RYAN aka John Constantine!

  • Sunday, Jun. 3, 20181:00 PM - 3:00 PM location: Room 105

    introduction to resin casting with shield labs

    A step by step introductory to making silicone molds and solid urethane resin cast with professional Maker & Prop builder Casey McBroom of Shield Labs. Complete the Sculpting workshop and bring your creation along with you or grab one of the pre-made sculpts provided and jump right into molding/casting your own item! Attendees will receive instructions and have any questions answered along the way!

    ADDITIONAL TICKET REQUIRED

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  • Sunday, Jun. 3, 20181:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: Room 104

    supervillain psychology: a walk on the dark side

    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) assembles of super-team of experts to explore what it means to be a supervillain and what kind of person could become one.

  • Sunday, Jun. 3, 20181:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: Room 106

    how to succeed in fan fiction without really trying

    This panel will talk about tips and tricks to get your work of fan fiction read, reviewed, and recommended.  Two college professors with degrees in creative writing (and no shortage of fandom experience) will talk about everything from crafting strong plots to posting on various fan sites.

  • Sunday, Jun. 3, 20182:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    drawing disney with clinton hoart

    Join CLINTON HOBART for a live painting demonstration.

  • Sunday, Jun. 3, 20182:00 PM - 3:00 PM location: Room 107

    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, Jun. 3, 20189:30 PM - 11:30 PM location: Buzzard Billy's (right next to convention center)

    drink & draw

    All professional and amuatar artist and writers are invited to come and compete in this live drawing and writing competition! You bring the creativity and we will take care of the rest! Scenarios and scenes will be described to the artist and writers, where you will have 1 hour to compete. Stay through to the end where one writer and one artist will be selected to win amazing prizes! Including the grand prize being an Artist Alley table for Wizard World Des Moines 2019!. Hosted by Victor Dandride.

    Located at: Buzzard Billy's 615 3rd St. Des Moines, IA 50309(across from the convention center)