New Orleans Programming

See you next year!

  • Friday, Jan. 3, 20204:00 PM - 4:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    cos-spray: the art of cosplay

    LIVE MULTI-MEDiA PERFORMANCE!

  • Friday, Jan. 3, 20204:30 PM - 5:15 PM location: Creative Stage

    turning your comic into an ip for tv or film

    While there is no universal way to do it and no guarantees for success, join NOLA’s own Tedd Walley of Voodoo Maverick Publishing in a discussion about getting your ducks in a row if you want your pitch to be professional.

  • Friday, Jan. 3, 20204:30 PM - 5:15 PM location: ROOM 295

    dc universe - what’s working… what’s not… and what needs to work?

    Hall of Justice Podcast’s Seth Everett and friends discuss the recent CW crossover, Crisis on Infinite Earths, and the Arrowverse. Plus, Titans, Doom Patrol, Harley Quinn, Swamp Thing. Then there’s the movies: Wonder Woman 1984 (Who does Steve Trevor come back?), The Flash movie, Shazam! and more! Plus, where does that app stand with WB’s new HBO Max?

  • Friday, Jan. 3, 20205:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: ROOM 288

    saving the day: ghostbusters propping and volunteering

    Louisiana Ghostbusters is a Fan Group consisting of volunteers who put their love of Ghostbusters and their skills at making movie accurate costumes and props to work for their community. In this panel you'll learn everything from how to make a Proton Pack, to converting vehicles into Ectomobiles, and how to effectively earn funds and support for your favorite charity, including how to become a member of Louisiana Ghostbusters. “Saving the day one charity at a time."

  • Friday, Jan. 3, 20205:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: Room 291

    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, Jan. 3, 20205:15 PM - 5:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    music performance by broken transmitter

    LIVE ON STAGE!

  • Friday, Jan. 3, 20205:15 PM - 5:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    music performance by thomas ian nicholas

    LIVE ON STAGE!

  • Friday, Jan. 3, 20205:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: ROOM 295

    how to write comics and create worlds, new characters and more

    Join the creative team from the upcoming Marvel X, Jim Krueger and Well-Bee as they discuss No Ones #4 and the challenge of pacing and introducing new characters.

  • Friday, Jan. 3, 20205:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    storyboarding through storytelling

    Join storyboard artist and award winning animator and producer, Jonathan Hallett for this amazing demo .

  • Friday, Jan. 3, 20205:30 PM - 7:30 PM location: ROOM 283

    outlander platinum welcome reception (outlander platinum vips only)

    Join your Outlandish friends for this welcome reception including an exclusive tour of the show floor/ programming spaces and a guided walkthrough of the platinum schedule, so all fans can be fully prepared for a weekend of fun panels, photos ops, autographs and meet & greets! Plus, snacks, prizes and surprise guests!

  • Friday, Jan. 3, 20205:45 PM - 6:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    spray paint demo

    By D. Whitaker Ink

  • Friday, Jan. 3, 20206:00 PM - 6:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    music performance by james morris

    LIVE ON STAGE!

  • Friday, Jan. 3, 20206:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: ROOM 291

    cosplay 101

    Want to begin cosplaying but don’t know how to get started? Join Wizard World Cosplay Guests Remy Domino, Ineedsugar, Christina Dark and Artemis Wild 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, Jan. 3, 20206:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: Room 288

    the state of star wars

    Warning: Spoilers! Seth Everett of Hall of Justice podcast discusses the Star Wars universe after Rise of the Skywalker? Were you satisfied? Still have complaints? Plus, the Mandalorian has captivated the galaxy. Baby Yoda need not attend.

  • Friday, Jan. 3, 20206:30 PM - 7:15 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    once upon a toon

    Cartoonist and storyteller Joe Wos presents 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, Jan. 3, 20206:30 PM - 7:15 PM location: ROOM 295

    sci fi vision: where captain picard, westworld, avatar and more are taking science fiction in 2020

    Which sci-fi entertainment are you looking forward to the in 2020? Will it be thenew Ghostbusters, Star Trek, Avatar, Dune,or something completely different like Christopher Nolan’s Tenet? Superhero movies count, too! Where will science fiction lead us? For a look at what it takes to amaze us in the new year, join Dr. Travis Langley (Star Wars Psychology: Dark Side of the Mind; Doctor Who Psychology: A Madman with a Box), Seth Everett (Hall of Justice), Eric Bailey (The Joker Psychology: Evil Clowns and the Women Who Love Them), Bill Coulombe (Y Comics), William Heinzen (Warriorof Light), and William Schlichter (Incinta).

  • Friday, Jan. 3, 20207:00 PM - 7:45 PM location: ROOM 288

    psychology of cult tv shows

    Join psychologist, scientist, author and geek, Dr. Janina Scarlet for this engaging look at mental health and psychology themes behind cult TV shows, including Firefly, Buffy, Supernatural, and others!

  • Friday, Jan. 3, 20207:00 PM - 8:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    bayou cirque

    LIVE ON STAGE!

  • Friday, Jan. 3, 20207:30 PM - 8:15 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    foam and worbla 101

    So you want to make an awesome armor with worbla but you don't know where to start? Come join award winning cosplayer Remy Domino to learn all the tips and tricks on how to make a pattern, build your armor and how to wear it! This Q&A style panel is perfect for beginners and pros alike!

  • Friday, Jan. 3, 20207:30 PM - 8:15 PM location: ROOM 295

    the witch next door: magic and urban fantasy in your town

    Join author of dragons, coffee, waffles, running, and giraffes; order unimportant, Terry Maggert for this discussion of all things magic and fantasy.

  • Friday, Jan. 3, 20207:30 PM - 9:00 PM location: ROOM 286

    smallville nights (extra ticket required)

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

    Get Your Tickets Here!

  • Friday, Jan. 3, 20208:00 PM - 8:45 PM location: ROOM 288

    who's con is it anyway?

    Come join us for the return of Charlie Foxtrot Improv, as we bring back even more fun and laughter than last year. Exploring Improv game favorites such as scenes from a hat, party quirks, pockets and so much more. But more importantly, bring your suggestions to make the show your own! We guarantee you’ll have a great time filled with laughs, as we make fools of ourselves on stage for your entertainment!

  • Friday, Jan. 3, 20208:15 PM - 8:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    the official wizard world karaoke

    HOSTED BY KATO KAELIN!

  • Friday, Jan. 3, 20209:30 PM - 11:30 PM location: Barcadia (601 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70130)

    drink and draw : new orleans edition

    Wizard World New Orleans is about to get a little Sketchy after dark! Join your host MazeToons’ Joe Wos for an evening of drinking, drawing, games and prizes including an Intuis Drawing Tablet courtesy of Wacom!!

    No drawing experience is necessary for this fun after hours event being held at Barcadia (601 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70130). Admission is free with a Wizard World wristband.

  • Saturday, Jan. 4, 202010:00 AM - 11:00 AM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    music by broken transmitter

    Live on Stage!

  • Saturday, Jan. 4, 202010:30 AM - 12:00 PM location: NEW ORLEANS THEATER

    the outlander experience (extra ticket required)

    Join Outlander's own Jamie Fraser for an intimate 90-minute panel. Take a look back on his career during a special fireside chat with Sam Heughan. He will take questions from the audience, as well as participate in a Sam vs Audience Gameshow! With special appearances by Outlander castmates, Ed Speelers, John Bell, and Maria Doyle Kennedy.

    Get Your Tickets Here.

  • Saturday, Jan. 4, 202011:00 AM - 11:30 AM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    cos-spray: the art of cosplay

    Live Multi-Media Performance!

  • Saturday, Jan. 4, 202011:00 AM - 11:45 AM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    swords and spaceships: tabletop rpg demo

    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 that focuses on unique characters and their customized gear. Join them to discuss this exciting upcoming game and parts of the development process!

  • Saturday, Jan. 4, 202011:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: Room 291

    agent of marvel: a conversation with jim steranko

    Join Marvel Comics artist (Nick Fury, Captain America, X-men) and Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame inductee Jim Steranko for this discussion moderated by superherologist Dr. Travis Langley.

  • Saturday, Jan. 4, 202011:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: ROOM 295

    the best cartoon ever, bub: a conversation with larry houston, chris potter, cal dodd, george buzza, lenore zann, and chris britton

    Join the director/producer of X-Men, The Animated Series along with the voice actors behind Gambit, Wolverine, Beast, Rogue, Mr. Sinister and more! Moderated by Seth Everett (Hall of Justice).

  • Saturday, Jan. 4, 202011:45 AM - 12:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    music by that 90's show band

    Live on Stage!

  • Saturday, Jan. 4, 202012:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    the art of the cover: with tyler kirkham

    Join artist Tyler Kirkham (Deathstroke, Green Lantern, Justice League) for this intimate look into his work.

  • Saturday, Jan. 4, 202012:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: ROOM 288

    make it so: what’s next for trek

    It's a great time to be a Star Trek fan. Join Justin Toney and friends to celebrate all things Trek as we boldly go to discover new series Picard along with Discovery And Lower Decks.


  • Saturday, Jan. 4, 202012:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: ROOM 295

    model.... maker… and mythbuster!

    Join Rachel Pizzolato for this look into her career in pageants and small photo shoots, her later desire to build and "make" things, and how that led to her being cast in Mythbusters!

  • Saturday, Jan. 4, 202012:30 PM - 2:00 PM location: LINE-UP ROOM 283

    sam heughan private platinum meet & greet (platinum vip required)

    A private meet & greet for Platinum VIPs only including stories from Sam Heughan, and including an autograph and selfie. Groups of 25 at time for a more intimate 15 minute experience.

  • Saturday, Jan. 4, 20201:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    slay your cosplay: makeup and wig styling demo

    Join Christina Dark and Artemis Wild for this interactive cosplay demo.

  • Saturday, Jan. 4, 20201:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: NEW ORLEANS THEATER

    as you wish: a conversation with cary elwes

    Join the award winning actor and best-selling author from The Princess Bride, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, & Stranger Things. Moderated by Seth Everett (Hall of Justice).

  • Saturday, Jan. 4, 20201:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: ROOM 291

    uncanny harbor screening, followed by q&a

    Crashland Pictures will be hosting a premiere sneak peek preview of the upcoming 2020 horror sci-fi film

    “Uncanny Harbor” at Wizard World New Orleans on Saturday, January 4th at 1PM in Room 291 and Sunday, January 5th at 11AM in Room 295 at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

    Walking the line between horror and sci-fi, this feature is based on the popular short that premiered at Wizard World Chicago 2017. "Uncanny Harbor" tells the story of a New England fisherman who suffers from visions of his wife who has gone missing 25 years prior. With her disappearance remaining a mystery, investigators work off the few clues left behind. Playing with themes of isolation and paranoia, "Uncanny Harbor" explores a world shrouded with unanswered questions.

    View the Trailer for the film at: https://emob.io/8r85

    Immediately following each screening join cast members Corey Wells, William Cheverie, Reid Sinclair and Elle Matarazzo for a once in a lifetime Q&A, and then meet them at their booth throughout the weekend for autographed memorabilia.

  • Saturday, Jan. 4, 20201:15 PM - 1:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    bayou cirque

    Live on Stage!

  • Saturday, Jan. 4, 20201:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: ROOM 288

    original film screening: “lousiana ghostbusters, ep 3 - goodbye stranger

    The Louisiana Ghostbusters have a mess to clean up! A carload of full ghost traps has mysteriously exploded and released spirits all over the New Orleans area! The team's leader is still in the hospital after taking an electrical jolt forcing the old guard to return to fill his shoes. To make matters worse, two of the team's best busters are at each others' throats! What mysterious force is trying to tear this team of Bayou Busters apart? Find out in this locally-produced and action-packed fan film!

  • Saturday, Jan. 4, 20201:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: ROOM 295

    the charmed life: a conversation with holly marie combs

    Piper from "Charmed" is here to take your questions and talk about the enduring popularity of your favorite show about three witchy sisters. Moderated by Freaks and Geeks’ Samm Levine.

  • Saturday, Jan. 4, 20202:00 PM - 2:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    kids costume contest

    Hosted by Kato Kaelin and Keely Madison Cosplay!

  • Saturday, Jan. 4, 20202:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: ROOM 291

    psychology of harry potter and fantastic beasts

    Join psychologist, scientist, author and geek, Dr. Janina Scarlet for this discussion of the psychological and mental health themes in the Wizarding World.

  • Saturday, Jan. 4, 20202:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: NEW ORLEANS THEATER

    smallville archrivals: a conversation with tom welling, michael rosenbaum, and john glover

    Moderated by Seth Everett (Hall of Justice).

  • Saturday, Jan. 4, 20202:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    how to draw disney’s stitch

    Live Demo with Emmy-nominated Animation Producer Jonathan Hallett.

  • Saturday, Jan. 4, 20202:30 PM - 3:15 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    child stars all grown up: a conversation with thomas ian nicholas, patrick renna, and samm levine

    Join the stars of your childhood favorites, Rookie of the Year, The Sandlot, & Freaks and Geeks.

  • Saturday, Jan. 4, 20202:30 PM - 3:15 PM location: Room 295

    the dark knight rises: a conversation with neal adams

    Join the creator of the modern day Batman and Green Arrow and Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame inductee Neal Adams for this discussion moderated by Superherologist Dr. Travis Langley.

  • Saturday, Jan. 4, 20203:00 PM - 3:45 PM location: NEW ORLEANS THEATER

    women of smallville: a conversation with kristin kreuk, erica durance, laura vandervoort

    Moderated by Seth Everett (Hall of Justice).

  • Saturday, Jan. 4, 20203:00 PM - 3:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    cosplay photography: how to model and build relationships with photographers

    Join this discussion with cosplayers Artemis Wild and Christina Dark.

  • Saturday, Jan. 4, 20203:00 PM - 3:45 PM location: ROOM 291

    the line between writing for film and comics

    Join comic book writer, novelist and filmmaker Jim Krueger in this engaging discussion about the differences between writing for comic and film by watching his award-winning short film and comparing it to its comic version.

  • Saturday, Jan. 4, 20203:15 PM - 3:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    music by james morris

    Live on stage!

  • Saturday, Jan. 4, 20203:30 PM - 4:15 PM location: ROOM 288

    what it takes to be a youtuber!

    Join Fandoms Anonymous for this presentation will give you all the basic tools you need in order to get your channel going so you can become one of many creators out there in the world creating a vast array of unique content. You'll learn about the best editing software, sound equipment, background set ups, and more!!!

  • Saturday, Jan. 4, 20203:30 PM - 4:15 PM location: ROOM 295

    nerdprov

    Join improvisers from New Orleans’ own The New Movement for this improvised comedy show featuring all your nerdiest suggestions!

  • Saturday, Jan. 4, 20204:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: ROOM 291

    ghosts of new orleans

    A spooky look into the shadows and the paranormal side of “the most haunted city in America." Dr. Travis Langley (Supernatural Psychology: Roads Less Traveled) leads a lively discussion on things that lurk in the dark. Paranormal investigator Oz Pryor and New Orleans Ghosts Hunters David and Mark Laville share their experiences, perspectives, ghost-hunting gear, and maybe even some otherworldly footage. Be ready!

  • Saturday, Jan. 4, 20204:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: NEW ORLEANS THEATER

    can’t take the sky from me: a conversation with firefly’s jewel staite and sean maher

    Join the actors behind Kaylee Frye and Simon Tam, as they talk about their experience making the show and its enduring popularity. Moderated by Freaks and Geeks’ Samm Levine.


  • Saturday, Jan. 4, 20204:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    mandalorian mercs: how to create your own suit

    Join Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club for this look into their history and how you can join. The “Mandos” will cover the creation of the Mandalorian Mercs Costume club, their affiliation with LFL and Disney, how to create your costume and get approved as well as discuss Mandalorians within the Star Wars movies and shows.

  • Saturday, Jan. 4, 20204:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    aerial performance

    By Aerial Space Squad

  • Saturday, Jan. 4, 20204:15 PM - 5:15 PM location: ROOM 286

    x-men x-reads (extra ticket required)

    Get a masterclass in voice acting as a select group of fans join the X-Men the Animated Series cast for readings of scenes from their original scripts using their iconic voices! You’ll see the handwritten notes added by the actors, and how they dissect their scenes and land on the tone for the character’s voice.

    Get Your Tickets Here!

  • Saturday, Jan. 4, 20204:30 PM - 5:15 PM location: ROOM 288

    philip k dick: one of the first to explore our coming virtual world

    How is it possible that a writer from the 1950's could have foreseen our coming virtual, AKA counterfeit, world? Maybe it’s because he didn’t watch the Matrix, but instead confessed to its existence in 1974. Come learn about the mind behind popular influential titles such as Blade Runner, Man in the High Castle, Electric Dreams, Minority Report, Total Recall, Electric Ant and so many more. Join Tim Hornsby discuss not only his own work, but also the impact he had on modern science fiction.

  • Saturday, Jan. 4, 20204:30 PM - 5:15 PM location: ROOM 295

    constantine himself: a conversation with matt ryan

    A discussion on the evolution of this Hellblazer through the character’s original series, animated voice, and entry into the Arrowverse.

  • Saturday, Jan. 4, 20205:00 PM - 5:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    music by thomas ian nicholas

    Live on Stage!

  • Saturday, Jan. 4, 20205:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    inking comic with jeremy clark

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

  • Saturday, Jan. 4, 20205:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: ROOM 291

    how to become a superhero irl

    Join psychologist, scientist, author and geek, Dr. Janina Scarlet in this intellectually nerdy and stimulating discussion about learning from our traumatic experience, just like Batman did to find a sense of purpose and healing.

  • Saturday, Jan. 4, 20205:30 PM - 6:00 PM location: ROOM 286

    xmen meet and greet (extra ticket required)

    Join four of the X-Men and one of their greatest villains as they discuss their time in the recording booths, the best parts of the hit animated series, crossing over on the Spider-man series, the potential for a revival, along with behind the scenes stories that the Mutants can only share with Mature audiences…. you got it, Bub?

    As a special treat for the meet and greet fans, Ink Pot Award winning artist, director, and producer Larry Houston will take you through his process for quickly drawing some of Marvel’s most iconic mutants. Watch him sketch, Rogue, Gambit, Wolverine, maybe he’ll even draw you mon ami!

    Get Your Tickets Here.

  • Saturday, Jan. 4, 20205:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: ROOM 295

    outlander: behind the scenes

    Join Courtney Williams, journalist, and producer of Outlander Behind The Scenes, Karmen Schmidt, retired professor of human anatomy, and producer of Outlander Anatomy blog, Catherine Toomer, family physician, and contributor to Blacklanderz™, and Antoinette Simmons, Criminal Defense Attorney and general badass, for a lively discussion of all things Outlander. We will touch on Season 4, upcoming Season 5, and Bees.

  • Saturday, Jan. 4, 20205:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: ROOM 288

    burlesque fest (recommended for ages 18+)

    Dr. Travis Langley (Game of Thrones Psychology; Wonder Woman Psychology) asks what burlesque really is, who would becomes burlesque performers, why they do it, how it affects their lives, and everything this mode of entertainment celebrates. And what is “Nerdlesque”? Join Xena Zeit-Geist, Ariana Amour, and Anjle of New Orleans’ Society of Sin along with Juno (Inferno Burlesque at House of Blues) and world traveler Lefty Lucy (International Nerdlesque Festival) for this enlightening and liberating discussion.

  • Saturday, Jan. 4, 20206:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: ROOM 291

    star wars on the small screen: from nightmare to dream come true

    Join SciFiActorAppearances.com's Eric LeBlanc and company as we explore Star Wars' adventures on television. Starting with a complete disaster in The Holiday Special, the franchise has risen from those ashes into the stratosphere with The Mandalorian. But Disney+'s new blockbuster was built on the backs of some pretty impressive series in between like Clone Wars and Rebels. Join inour discussion about all of this and some "baby Yoda" cuteness, too!

  • Saturday, Jan. 4, 20206:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    how to get your comic published even if you don’t write or draw

    Join Voodoo Maverick Publishing’s Tedd Walley as, he answers questions of how to get your comic published, how to market your published work, and how to legally protect your work.

  • Saturday, Jan. 4, 20206:00 PM - 7:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    the official wizard world karaoke

    Hosted by Kato Kaelin!

  • Saturday, Jan. 4, 20206:30 PM - 7:15 PM location: ROOM 288

    harvey comic history: a look at ghost empire with jonny harvey

    Jonny Harvey grew up hearing stories of his family's celebrated comic book company that later came crashing down through a series of bitter events. Get a sneak peek of the Harvey Comics documentary, Ghost Empire, and learn about the history of Harvey Comics, home to Casper the Friendly Ghost, Richie Rich, Little Audrey, Hot Stuff, and several famous family-friendly comic book characters.

  • Saturday, Jan. 4, 20207:00 PM - 8:00 PM location: Room 295 (***NEW***)

    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 and Best Anime (Prize Package Sponsored by RightStufAnime.com)

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


  • Saturday, Jan. 4, 20207:30 PM - 9:00 PM location: ROOM 286

    dungeons & dragons with jake stormoen

    Tiefling barbarians, high elf clerics, half-orc rogues and more unite at this live campaign with celebrity Dungeon Master Jake Stormoen (The Outpost, Extinct, Mythica: A Quest for Heroes).

    This interactive adventure takes place on Saturday night when five lucky audience members will be chosen at random to join Jake's party with places at the table to participate in the game. Character sheets, dice and dice trays will be provided for this one shot adventure. We will be using "lite" 5e rules for novice and veterans alike to jump in and have fun!

    No XP (or even prior D&D knowledge) is necessary as everyone attending will get to watch, cheer on and enjoy all of the spells, attacks, and critical rolls during this once in a lifetime live entertainment event!

    GET YOUR TICKETS HERE!

  • Saturday, Jan. 4, 20209:00 PM - 12:00 AM location: Barcadia (601 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70130

    the 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, DJs, and Drink specials, at Barcadia (601 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70130).

    Admission: 21+ Free with Wizard World wristband. Drink Specials for Wizard World guests!


  • Saturday, Jan. 4, 202011:30 PM - 12:15 PM location: ROOM 288

    cosplay competition etiquette

    Cosplay competitions are a con standard but it can be difficult to figure out what the judges are looking for. This panel lead by Remy Domino, Ineedsugar, Artemis Wild & Christina Dark will cover how to prepare, how to present, how to rock it on stage and give yourself the best chance for success!

  • Sunday, Jan. 5, 202010:00 AM - 11:00 AM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    music by school of rock

    Live on Stage!

  • Sunday, Jan. 5, 202011:00 AM - 11:30 AM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    cos-spray : the art of cosplay

    Live Multi-Media Performance!

  • Sunday, Jan. 5, 202011:00 AM - 11:45 AM location: ROOM 295

    uncanny harbor screening, followed by q&a

    Crashland Pictures will be hosting a premiere sneak peek preview of the upcoming 2020 horror sci-fi film

    “Uncanny Harbor” at Wizard World New Orleans on Saturday, January 4th at 1PM in Room 291 and Sunday, January 5th at 11AM in Room 295 at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

    Walking the line between horror and sci-fi, this feature is based on the popular short that premiered at Wizard World Chicago 2017. "Uncanny Harbor" tells the story of a New England fisherman who suffers from visions of his wife who has gone missing 25 years prior. With her disappearance remaining a mystery, investigators work off the few clues left behind. Playing with themes of isolation and paranoia, "Uncanny Harbor" explores a world shrouded with unanswered questions.

    View the Trailer for the film at: https://emob.io/8r85

    Immediately following each screening join cast members Corey Wells, William Cheverie, Reid Sinclair and Elle Matarazzo for a once in a lifetime Q&A, and then meet them at their booth throughout the weekend for autographed memorabilia.

  • Sunday, Jan. 5, 202011:00 AM - 11:45 AM location: ROOM 286

    john bell meet & greet (extra ticket required)

    Intimate, small group setting Meet & Greet with Outlander's John Bell! - Includes Group Selfie

    Note: Individual Selfies and Autographs not included.


    GET YOUR TICKETS HERE

  • Sunday, Jan. 5, 202011:00 AM - 11:45 PM 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, Jan. 5, 202011:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    heroes of sci-fi and fantasy: a conversation with nick stahl & jake stormoen

    Come meet the actors from your Sci Fi and Fantasy favorites, Terminator 3, Carnivale, and The Outpost. Moderated by Freaks And Geeks’ Samm Levine.

  • Sunday, Jan. 5, 202011:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: Room 288

    talking with bats : how batman, buffy, breaking bad and beyond can open dialogue between real people in classrooms, therapy and everyday life

    What kind of role mode is Batman, why does Buffy slay vampires, is Walter White a psychopath, and should any of us really care? Join this riveting discussion as Dr. Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight; The Walking Dead Psychology: Psych of the Living Dead) explores how the filter of fiction lets us face the best and worst events in life without turning away, how that helps us learn more about living human beings, and the power of stories to help all share ideas and get to know each other better. With respondents Eric Bailey (Henderson State University; mythologist), Yoni Moshe (Center for Anxiety; The Joker Psychology: Evil Clowns and the Women Who Love Them), and Janina Scarlet (Superhero Therapy; Harry Potter Therapy).

  • Sunday, Jan. 5, 202011:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: ROOM 291

    dream big… and don’t be afraid of failure

    Join Mythbusters’ Rachel Pizzolato for this look at setting goals and working to achieve those goals through the importance of teamwork and never quitting. She will also cover how what we want may not be what others think is best for us, and how to handle pressure and how failIng can be a good thing because it is sometimes is just the thing that will lead us to the answers.

  • Sunday, Jan. 5, 202012:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: ROOM 286

    maria doyle kennedy meet & greet (extra ticket required)

    Intimate, small group setting Meet & Greet with Outlander's Maria Doyle Kennedy! - Includes Group Selfie

    Note: Individual Selfies and Autographs not included.

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  • Sunday, Jan. 5, 202012:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: Room 288

    cosplanning: planning for cosplayers

    Make your next cosplay endeavor a surefire success with a quick course on Cosplay Planning. Join Remy Domino and Ineedsugar as they go over setting your budget, managing your time, picking your materials, and more.

  • Sunday, Jan. 5, 202012:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: ROOM 291

    13 most iconic horror films 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, Jan. 5, 202012:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    aerial performance

    By Aerial Space Squad

  • Sunday, Jan. 5, 20201:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: ROOM 295

    working 24/7: a conversation with xander berkeley​​

    Come meet 24’s George Mason, The Walking Dead’s Gregory, and the star of countless other characters films and television shows.

  • Sunday, Jan. 5, 20201:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    words create worlds, lessons from a storyteller

    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!

  • Sunday, Jan. 5, 20201:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: ROOM 286

    ed speleers meet & greet (extra ticket required)

    Intimate, small group setting Meet & Greet with Outlander's Ed Speleers! - Includes Group Selfie

    Note: Individual Selfies and Autographs not included.


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  • Sunday, Jan. 5, 20201:30 PM - 2:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    spray paint demo

    By D. Whitkaker Ink

  • Sunday, Jan. 5, 20201:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: ROOM 288

    how to write psychologically rich characters

    Join psychologist, scientist, author and geek, Dr. Janina Scarlet, for this master class on how to enhance your writing skills to create psychologically-driven characters.

  • Sunday, Jan. 5, 20201:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: Room 291

    2020 - the year in streaming: superheros, sci-fi, and all those apps! ​​

    Join professional radio host Seth Everett (Hall of Justice) and guests as they discuss all the new genre content that’s come out recently, and all the new stuff that’s coming. Disney+, Apple TV+, DC Universe vs. HBO Max. Watchmen, the Mandalorian, Harley Quinn, all of them!


  • Sunday, Jan. 5, 20202:00 PM - 2:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    kids costume contest

    Hosted by Kato Kaelin and Keely Madison Cosplay!

  • Sunday, Jan. 5, 20202:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    genderbending for cosplay

    Genderbending, or genderswapping your favorite character adds a new layer of creativity to your cosplay! Learn from Ineedsugar on how to take your unique design from concept to reality, and discuss the benefits of taking creative license with your costumes.