New Orleans Programming

See you next year!

  • Friday, Jan. 4, 20194:30 PM - 5:15 PM location: Room 291

    enjoying the con as a family

    We will talk about things we do to stay safe at the convention (and in large crowds in general), the importance of having a safe meeting place in the event we get separated, having a safe word to use during photos, how to approach cosplayers when we want to take photos with them, and other general con etiquette tips and tricks.

  • Friday, Jan. 4, 20195:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: Room 288

    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. 4, 20195:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: Creative Stage

    cosplay make-up demo with cosplayme

    Check out a demonstration of the skills you can learn during her Make-Up workshop

  • Friday, Jan. 4, 20195:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: Room 291

    what it takes to be a youtuber!

    Ever wanted to create your own video content or start your own YouTube Channel but didn't know where to start? Fandoms Anonymous presents the "What It Takes To Be A Youtuber!" panel! 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!!!

  • Friday, Jan. 4, 20195:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: Room 295

    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, Jan. 4, 20196:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: Room 288

    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 (Doctor Who Psychology: A Madman with a Box; Westworld Psychology: Violent Delights) asks a panel of experts how they brought their passions and their professional pursuits together to make a nerdy living.

  • Friday, Jan. 4, 20196:30 PM - 7:00 PM location: Creative Stage

    wiz-art preview with josh lyman

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

  • Friday, Jan. 4, 20196:30 PM - 7:15 PM location: Room 291

    a conversation with the rangers from power rangers time force

    Join Jason Faunt and Erin Cahill for Morphin good time and a special Q&A!

  • Friday, Jan. 4, 20196:30 PM - 7:15 PM location: Room 295

    history of the zombie phenomenon

    The Walking Dead, Marvel Zombies, Plants vs Zombies, All things zombie with the creator of the zombie craze, the Award winning Zombie King Arthur Suydam!

  • Friday, Jan. 4, 20197:00 PM - 7:45 PM location: Room 288

    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, Jan. 4, 20197:15 PM - 8:00 PM location: Creative Stage

    drawing disney with clinton hobart

    Join the Fun!

  • Friday, Jan. 4, 20197:30 PM - 8:15 PM location: Room 295

    a conversation with the walking dead cast

    Join Michael Cudlitz, Tom Payne, Jenna Elfman, Austin Amelio, Mo Collins, Kirk Arevedo and Cailey Fleming for a one of a kind experience!

  • Friday, Jan. 4, 20197:30 PM - 8:30 PM location: Room 291

    scott and eris: improv and comedy

    Join comedians Scott Carroll and Eris Walsh as they host a Whose Line style improv show, where YOU get to come up and play the games with them! There may even be random prizes for best joke of the night.

  • Friday, Jan. 4, 20198:00 PM - 8:45 PM location: Room 288

    movies and musicals

    Musical abilities, biased outlooks, and handsome men are just a few arguments one can expect from this panel. Two musical theatre nerds look at the pros and cons of musicals from the 1950’s to 2018.(Audience Discussion Encouraged!)

  • Friday, Jan. 4, 20199:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    cards against humanity with david alpay (additional ticket required)

    New Orleans is famous for so many things. The French Quarter. Vampires. Stories about vampires living in the French Quarter. But what about vampires who eat pizza and write about it in their diaries! Now for the first time ever, the David Alpay extra large festival of inappropriateness arrives for an extra extra large helping of awkward fun at WIZARD WORLD NEW ORLEANS. Eat greasy food! Hear naughty words! It’s Cards Against Humanity hosted by David Alpay (Vampire Diaries, The Tudors, The Borgias, Call of Duty WW2).

    The game will last approximately one hour and the winner will get a special prize from David. All attendees will get to sit together with David in one group game and only 12 slots are available.

    - Pizza, sodas and water will be provided.
    - Includes Selfie with David Alpay

    The game will take place in the convention hall at 9pm on Friday, January 4th. If you purchase this ticket please be at David's booth on the convention floor in the celebrity area approx. 15 mins before the start of the game.

    Purchase Tickets Here!

  • Friday, Jan. 4, 20199:00 PM - 10:00 PM location: Room 283

    chainmaille 101 workshop (additional ticket required)

    Welcome to chainmaille 101 and 102! Jen of Steampunk Garage is an expert-level chainmailler who has been weaving jump rings for more than 16 years. She will be teaching two different introductory chainmaille classes on Friday and Saturday nights after the dealer room closes. Learn to make the classic Byzantine and Box weaves your first night, and then a Celtic Star on your second night. Loaner tools, tutorials, and all the materials needed are included in the class fee, so all you need to do is show up. NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED! (And if you DO have previous experience, Jen can set you up with a more challenging project using the same materials.)

    Purchase Tickets Here!

  • Saturday, Jan. 5, 201911:00 AM - 11:45 AM location: Creative Stage

    how to toon

    Join internationally syndicated cartoonist, Joe Wos, the visiting resident cartoonist of the Charles M. Schulz Museum for a hands on cartooning workshop for all ages.

    The workshop breaks down the art of cartooning into easy to follow instructions for all ages. It is a face paced class that covers the art of visual storytelling from basic line work to developing characters.

  • Saturday, Jan. 5, 201911:00 AM - 12:30 PM location: Room 283

    introduction to sculpting workshop with propcustomz (additional ticket required)

    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!

    Purchase Tickets Here!

  • Saturday, Jan. 5, 201911:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: Room 291

    cosplay networking

    Making your cosplay is only half the battle! The other half is networking and meeting new friends! Social media is a powerful tool for getting your name out there and with the proper know how it can work for you. This panel will teach you how to approach new people and strengthen those connections after the con through the power of the internet.

  • Saturday, Jan. 5, 201912:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: New Orleans Theater

    a conversation with the cast of outlander

    A once in a lifetime chance to get your questions answered by the cast of Outlander featuring Sophie Skelton, Richard Rankin, Lotte Verbeek and author Diana Gabaldon!

  • Saturday, Jan. 5, 201912:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: Room 295

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

    Join the Conversation!

  • Saturday, Jan. 5, 201912:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    how to be a pro inker with mostafa moussa

    Join the Fun!

  • Saturday, Jan. 5, 201912:00 PM - 1:30 PM location: Room 286

    how to bring a character to life: make up workshop with cosplayme (additional ticket required)

    Learn how to bring Any character to life through Makeup, a hands on Makeup class that will teach you tips and tricks of Cosplay Makeup to take your Cosplay skills to the next level. The class is Beginner friendly, For boys & Girls. Don't miss out, and invite your friends.

    There will also be awesome giveaways at the end of the class.

    Purchase Tickets Here!

  • Saturday, Jan. 5, 201912:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: Room 288

    magical girls

    Sailor Moon, Modoka, Cardcaptor, Sakura, what do all these great stories have in Common they are all about magical magical girls. Did you ever wonder where the magic all begin? Join Kaira Rin Cosplay and friends as we look into past and learn The history of the magical girls and their beautiful rise to popularity.

  • Saturday, Jan. 5, 201912:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: Room 291

    how my struggle to become a comic book writer helped me beat stage 3 cancer

    I discuss how my decision to turn to writing a comic book "The Adventures of Vagabond and Ms. Penny Dreadful" (about the romantic relationship between a 200 year old superhero with 3 super powered daughters, and a super villainess who happens to be the reincarnation of his dead wife) with helped me overcome cancer and the effects of chemotherapy. I also discuss the trials of tribulations of trying to get the comic made while dealing with the lingering health issues (surgery induced diabetes) stemming from my battle cancer.

  • Saturday, Jan. 5, 20191:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: Room 295

    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 RealBreakingNate to discuss your 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, Jan. 5, 20191:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: Room 285

    cosplay and anxiety

    Anxiety is far more common in the cosplay Community then you might imagine and it truly can be debilitating. Come join this Roundtable discussion with Lauren from Thousand Faces cosplay and discuss some of the struggles and techniques involved with handling anxiety, particularly throughout a convention day.

  • Saturday, Jan. 5, 20191:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    drawing slimer "the green ghost" with ghostbusters artist tim lattie

    Hosted by Brian Held Jr from The Week in Geek Radio show on 99.5 WRNO

  • Saturday, Jan. 5, 20191:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: Room 288

    nerdy lady entrepreneurs

    Did you know that girls are twice as likely as boys to worry that being in leadership roles will make them seem bossy? Well these ladies ARE the bosses and they aren't backing down! Join us as we talk about the challenges we face owning successful businesses in the nerd world and the whole extra set of unique obstacles we face being women!

  • Saturday, Jan. 5, 20192:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: New Orleans Theater

    kicking a$$ and taking brains: a conversation with the cast of izombie

    Join Rose McIver, Malcom Goodwin, Aly Michalka and Rahul Kohli for a once in a lifetime Q&A!

  • Saturday, Jan. 5, 20192:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: Room 295

    it’s morphin’ time: a conversation with jason david frank

    Join the Conversation!

  • Saturday, Jan. 5, 20192:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    buying, wearing, and caring for your wig

    From sourcing your wigs, to styling and storing, we've got you covered at this all around wig panel, Hosted by Ineedsugar cosplay

  • Saturday, Jan. 5, 20192:00 PM - 4:00 PM location: Room 286

    acting the biz - a modern approach to the acting profession workshop (additional ticket required)

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

    In order to market and sell yourself better, I’m inviting you to my seminar: HOW TO BREAK INTO THE ACTING BUSINESS. This program is a comprehensive step-by-step guide for getting yourself seen and booking more roles. Waiting around for your next opportunity is an extremely outdated way of pursuing this business. Acting is all about making choices. Relating to the business side of acting, we must make one of two choices. We can either sit around and wait for this business to chew us up and spit us out, or we can take ACTION! By attending my seminar, you’ll make the proactive choice by taking control of your own career.

    I’ve shared my experience with thousands of actors like yourself. My students book regularly and professionally. I have many students with projects in development or post-production. Former students have even starred in some of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters and television shows!

    Come to my seminar if you’re serious about taking your career to the next level. I’ll share with you my own experiences; rich with blood, sweat, and teary-eyed secrets regarding the business of acting.

    These tools are guaranteed to keep you ahead of your competition.

    Purchase Tickets Here!

  • Saturday, Jan. 5, 20192:30 PM - 3:15 PM location: Room 291

    what’s next for trek?

    The franchise that was once thought to be dead is back with vengeance, and we're happy to celebrate the resurrection of Star Trek. What Star Trek Discovery going to season 2 and and the announcement of the Picard series it has never been a better time for fans of the franchise. We will discuss those two series along with a look back at Star Trek Productions at the past.

  • Saturday, Jan. 5, 20192:30 PM - 3:15 PM location: Room 288

    it’s superman: how siegel and shuster and superman landed at dc comics.

    Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson (DC Comics Before Superman) and Comics Scholars Eric Bailey (Professor, Henderson State University) and Sherri Lupkes Craig (Professor Southeastern Louisiana University) discuss the early careers of Siegel and Shuster at DC Comics and how Superman came to be.

  • Saturday, Jan. 5, 20193:00 PM - 3:45 PM location: New Orleans Theater

    always forward: a conversation with luke cage and misty knight

    Join fan favorites Mike Colter and Simone Missick as they talk all things Luke Cage along with everything else they have going on!

  • Saturday, Jan. 5, 20193:00 PM - 3:45 PM location: Room 295

    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! Hosted by Lani Sarem

  • Saturday, Jan. 5, 20193:00 PM - 3:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    worbla 101 with remy domino cosplay

    Worbla's Finest Art is one of the most popular materials for armor building but it can be a little intimidating to get started. Have no fear! Come join Remy Domino Cosplay to learn all the tips and tricks on how to pattern and build your armor and props with this diverse material!

  • Saturday, Jan. 5, 20193:30 PM - 4:15 PM location: Room 291

    professional looking comics on a shoestring budget

    Join New Orleans based comic book creators Chris Marino (Mucho Man), Vernon Smith(Dexter Breakfast, Hide) and Tedd Walley (Mathilda) as they guide you through their comic book making processes. The artists will share their best practices for creating professional looking comics without breaking the bank. Every aspect of the comic book production process from plot to print will be analyzed for minimal cost and maximum effect. Perfect for both the budding comic book creator or comic reader interested in learning more about the comic book making process.

  • Saturday, Jan. 5, 20193:30 PM - 4:15 PM location: Room 288

    disney princess (twisted) coronation

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

  • Saturday, Jan. 5, 20194:00 PM - 4:30 PM location: Room 295

    the man of steel, no not that one: a conversation with colossus, daniel cudmore

    Join the Conversation!

  • Saturday, Jan. 5, 20194:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: New Orleans Theater

    out for a bite! a vampire diaries reunion

    WITH IAN SOMERHALDER, PAUL WESLEY, DANIEL GILLIES, ZACH ROERIG & DAVID ALPAY

  • Saturday, Jan. 5, 20194:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: Room 285

    cosplay and fitness

    Look, your body is perfect how it is, but if you want to use your upcoming cosplay as motivation for sculpting a superhuman physique, come talk with certified strength and conditioning coach and amateur bodybuilder, Ethan from Thousand Faces cosplay, and learn how!

  • Saturday, Jan. 5, 20194:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    drawing disney with clinton hobart

    Join the FUN!

  • Saturday, Jan. 5, 20194:30 PM - 5:15 PM location: Room 288

    genderbending for cosplay

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

  • Saturday, Jan. 5, 20194:30 PM - 5:15 PM location: Room 291

    the voices in your head: a conversation with voice talent patricia summersett and scott innes

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  • Saturday, Jan. 5, 20194:30 PM - 5:30 PM location: Room 286

    wiz‐art: basics of drawing with josh lyman (additional ticket required)

    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!”

    Purchase Tickets Here!

  • Saturday, Jan. 5, 20195:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: New Orleans Theater

    one on one with mads mikkelsen

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  • Saturday, Jan. 5, 20195:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: Room 295

    harvey comics history: a look at ghost empire with director 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. 5, 20195:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    carve like a geek

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

  • Saturday, Jan. 5, 20195:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: Room 288

    welcome to wakanda: black panther forever!

    T'Challa the Black Panther won over audiences with one of the most popular comic book movies of all time. The film’s success shines a spotlight on hopes and values across cultures and throughout the world because, in spite of the fantastic details and royal intrigue, the hero’s story is deeply human. Join our panel of experts as they discuss comics, movies, and why this hero is important to us all. Moderator: Dr. Travis Langley (Black Panther Psychology: Hidden Kingdoms).

  • Saturday, Jan. 5, 20195:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: Room 291

    nerd off 2.0

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

  • Saturday, Jan. 5, 20196:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    cyanide and happiness sketch jam! with shawn coss

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

  • Saturday, Jan. 5, 20196:00 PM - 7:00 PM location: Room 295

    whose con is it anyway? con improv show

    Join our cast for an hour of fun, laughter, and our panelists’ embarrassment. Bring your best suggestions to the table and watch what crazy shenanigans come from in Whose con is it anyway?

  • Saturday, Jan. 5, 20196:30 PM - 7:15 PM location: Room 291

    join the league of villains! a my hero academia fan experience

    In this panel including the cast of the well-known anime “My Hero Academia”, spectators and fans will be able to ask their favorite characters their burning questions and interact with them in a laid-back, comfortable environment. Along the way, you will meet your favorite villains (and perhaps even heroes), play fun games and earn prizes!

  • Saturday, Jan. 5, 20196:30 PM - 7:15 PM location: Room 288

    new orleans nightmares & terror tales of louisiana

    The Big Easy is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, not only to humanity but the unusual.

    Throughout Louisiana there are claims of Witches, Vampires, Dogmen, Ghosts and things that go bump in the night. We examine some of the most remarkable tales.

    Guests: Dark Waters, Nikki Folsom & moderated by Dave Schrader of www.DarknessRadio.com

  • Saturday, Jan. 5, 20197:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    cards against humanity with david alpay (additional ticket required)

    New Orleans is famous for so many things. The French Quarter. Vampires. Stories about vampires living in the French Quarter. But what about vampires who eat pizza and write about it in their diaries! Now for the first time ever, the David Alpay extra large festival of inappropriateness arrives for an extra extra large helping of awkward fun at WIZARD WORLD NEW ORLEANS. Eat greasy food! Hear naughty words! It’s Cards Against Humanity hosted by David Alpay (Vampire Diaries, The Tudors, The Borgias, Call of Duty WW2).

    The game will last approximately one hour and the winner will get a special prize from David. All attendees will get to sit together with David in one group game and only 12 slots are available.

    - Pizza, sodas and water will be provided.
    - Includes Selfie with David Alpay

    The game will take place in the convention hall at 9pm on Friday, January 4th. If you purchase this ticket please be at David's booth on the convention floor in the celebrity area approx. 15 mins before the start of the game.

    Purchase Tickets Here!

  • Saturday, Jan. 5, 20197:00 PM - 8:00 PM location: Room 283

    chainmaille 102 workshop (additional ticket required)

    Welcome to chainmaille 101 and 102! Jen of Steampunk Garage is an expert-level chainmailler who has been weaving jump rings for more than 16 years. She will be teaching two different introductory chainmaille classes on Friday and Saturday nights after the dealer room closes. Learn to make the classic Byzantine and Box weaves your first night, and then a Celtic Star on your second night. Loaner tools, tutorials, and all the materials needed are included in the class fee, so all you need to do is show up. NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED! (And if you DO have previous experience, Jen can set you up with a more challenging project using the same materials.)

    Purchase Tickets Here!

  • Saturday, Jan. 5, 20197:30 PM - 8:15 PM location: Room 291

    francois le foutre’s raunchy romp with the raging queen (+ 18 only)

    It's the gay pirate romance adventure you’ve always secretly (or openly) wanted! Join the most fearsome fruit in all of France as he shares the sauciest exploits from his banned books, There's Seamen on the Poop-Deck! and the rest of the six-part series The Seamen Sexology. Guaranteed to offend even the sturdiest of sailors: it's the tantalizing tail everyone's talking about! (And the tale's not bad, either).

  • Saturday, Jan. 5, 20197:30 PM - 9:00 PM location: New Orleans Theater

    wizard world costume contest

    Hosted by our very own superhero RealBreakingNate, 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 inside the exhibition floor on Saturday. Registration closes at 5PM! We’ll see you there! (Recommended for ages 13+)

  • Sunday, Jan. 6, 201911:00 AM - 11:30 AM location: Room 295

    behind the pages: a reading with diana gabaldon

    Join Diana Gabaldon (author of Outlander) as she reads passages from ‘Drums of Autumn’, the book that the latest season of Outlander is based on and gain new insight in your favorite characters. This is a can’t miss experience for Outlander fans!

  • Sunday, Jan. 6, 201911:00 AM - 11:45 AM location: Creative Stage

    once upon a toon

    Cartoonist and storyteller Joe Wos present his program featuring storytelling and live cartoon illustration. This all ages show features original stories and folktales with a twist. Joe draws the stories as he tells them! It's like watching a picture book be created before your very eyes.

    Join Joe on a pun-filled adventure for all ages!

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

  • Sunday, Jan. 6, 201911:00 AM - 12:30 PM location: Room 283

    introduction to resin casting workshop (additional ticket required)

    A step by step introductory to making silicone molds and solid urethane resin cast, along with hands on resin casting with professional Maker & Prop builder Casey McBroom of “Shield Labs". This workshop will involve a walk through on making various types of Silicone molds. An in depth Q&A on the process along with pre-made examples and resource guides. Attendees will also make and take home their very own Resin Castings from molds provided at the Workshop!

    Purchase Tickets Here!

  • Sunday, Jan. 6, 201911:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: Room 288

    fandom and community service

    The USS NEW ORLEANS a Chapter of the International Federation of Trekkers is honored to present this panel. Over the last year we have learned a lot thing how Fandom in general is helping to bring attention to community service and taking a step further into disaster relief.

  • Sunday, Jan. 6, 201911:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: Room 291

    writing to get read

    If you want people to read your work, it’s got to grab people’s attention in a couple of words. Unlock the keys to a great story with memorable characters, impossible obstacles, and a hook that makes people want to pick it up and never put it down.

  • Sunday, Jan. 6, 201912:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: Room 295

    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?!

  • Sunday, Jan. 6, 201912:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    drawing the stay puft marsh-mellow man with ghostbusters artist tim lattie

    Hosted by Brian Held Jr from The Week in Geek Radio show on 99.5 WRNO

  • Sunday, Jan. 6, 201912:00 PM - 1:00 PM location: Room 286

    wiz‐art: concept to creation with josh lyman (additional ticket required

    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!

    Purchase Tickets Here!

  • Sunday, Jan. 6, 201912:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: Room 288

    animation celebration: top ten animated tv characters

    Cartoon historian and former executive director/founder of the ToonSeum, Joe Wos gives a sneak peek at the top ten animated television characters from his upcoming book "Animation Celebration: The 100 greatest characters in television animation." Did you favorite make the top ten? Attend this presentation to find out! The list is sure to trigger a lively debate!

  • Sunday, Jan. 6, 201912:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: Room 291

    cosplay on a budget

    Cosplay doesn’t need to be expensive to be awesome! Come learn from Wizard World Cosplay Guests about the different ways to make your cosplays on a budget.

  • Sunday, Jan. 6, 20191:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: Room 295

    a charmed life: a conversation with holly marie combs, brian krause and drew fuller

    Join the Conversation!

  • Sunday, Jan. 6, 20191:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    cosplay makeup 101

    Come learn the basics of makeup to take your costume to the next level with Wizard World Cosplay guest Knightmage!

  • Sunday, Jan. 6, 20191:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: Room 291

    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, Jan. 6, 20191:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: Room 288

    why we love wonder woman

    Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson, (DC Comics Before Superman), Dr. Travis Langley, (Wonder Woman Psychology: Lassoing the Truth), and Eris Walsh, (Comedian, Performer and Professional Geek), discuss the origins of Wonder Woman and why she matters to us today.

  • Sunday, Jan. 6, 20192:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: Room 295

    mvp of the mcu: a conversation with sean gunn

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