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  • Friday, Jan. 24, 20204:30 PM - 5:15 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    music performance by broken transmitter

    Live on Stage!

  • Friday, Jan. 24, 20205:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: ROOM B110-112

    comical candidates: a history of comedians and cartoon characters who have run for president with artist joe wos

    Join Joe Wos (MazeToons) for this comically political presentation.

  • Friday, Jan. 24, 20205:15 PM - 6:00 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    storyboarding through storytelling with jonathan hallett

    Join storyboard artist and award winning animator and producer, Jonathan Hallett (StitchToons, Hereditary) for this amazing live demo.

  • Friday, Jan. 24, 20205:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: ROOM C123-124

    they're walking dead: a conversation with chandler riggs & ross marquand

    Moderated by Samm Levine (Freaks and Geeks).

  • Friday, Jan. 24, 20205:45 PM - 6:30 PM location: ROOM B117-119

    conan the barbarian in books, comics, movies, and more

    Fan discussion and visual presentation featuring David Heath, Derek M Koch and Andrew Voss.

  • Friday, Jan. 24, 20206:00 PM - 7:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    music performance by pdx’s school of rock

    Live on Stage!

  • Friday, Jan. 24, 20206:30 PM - 7:15 PM location: ROOM B110-112

    6:30-7:15pm cosplay 101 with k8sarkissian, colleen cole, roze masquerade & victoria paege

    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. 24, 20206:45 PM - 7:30 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 (MazeToons) as he literally draws inspiration from everyday objects with extraordinary expressions!

  • Friday, Jan. 24, 20207:00 PM - 7:45 PM location: ROOM C123-124

    nerdprov with csz portland

    Laugh your Asgard off with improvisers from Rip City’s own ComedySportz Portland, as they make up scenes on the spot, Whose Line Is It Anyway style, all while using your nerdiest suggestions and featuring cosplay volunteers from the audience. With ComedySportz New York Referee, Mike Gregorek!

  • Friday, Jan. 24, 20207:15 PM - 7:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    live art demo by cos-spray: the art of cosplay

    Live on Stage!

  • Friday, Jan. 24, 20207:15 PM - 8:00 PM location: ROOM B117-119

    publishing your own comic with kevin glover

    Join the founder and publisher of Scary Tales Publishing and best-known as the producer of the cult classic features Dinosaur Valley Girls and Venus Flytrap for this seminar on how it doesn’t have to be “scary” to publish your own work!

  • Friday, Jan. 24, 20207:45 PM - 8:15 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    music performance by james morris

    Live on Stage!

  • Friday, Jan. 24, 20208:15 PM - 8:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    the official wizard world karaoke

    With your host, Kato Kaelin!

  • Friday, Jan. 24, 20209:30 PM - 11:30 PM location: SPIRIT OF 77, 500 NE MLK JR. BLVD

    official wizard world friday after party : drink and draw!

    Wizard World Portland is about to get a little Sketchy after dark!

    Join us for "Drink and Draw: Portland Edition" with your host Joe Wos and special guest model Victoria Paege!

    There will be drinking, drawing, games and prizes including an Intuis Drawing Tablet courtesy of Wacom.

    Event takes place Friday February 22nd from 9:30pm-11:30pm at Spirit of 77, 500 NE MLK JR. BLVD, Portland Oregon

    Free Admission and happy hour specials with wristband!

  • Saturday, Jan. 25, 202010:00 AM - 10:30 AM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    live balloon demo by pdx balloons

    Live on Stage!

  • Saturday, Jan. 25, 202010:30 AM - 11:15 AM location: ROOM B113-116

    saturday morning cartoons: a live watch party with artists keith tucker, tom cook, phil ortiz, & joe wos.

    Join the amazing animators and cartoonists of Animaniacs, He-Man, The Simpsons, and MazeToons as they watch classic clips from all your favorite Saturday morning shows, and comment and riff along the way!

  • Saturday, Jan. 25, 202010:45 AM - 12:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    music performance by broken transmitter

    Live on Stage!

  • Saturday, Jan. 25, 202011:00 AM - 11:45 AM location: ROOM B110-112

    worst. comic. podcast. ever!

    Join Cullen Stapleton and surprise guests as they do their best to have fun and talk comics!

  • Saturday, Jan. 25, 202011:15 AM - 12:00 PM location: ROOM C123-124

    x-men: the animated panel - a conversation with x-men's larry houston, cal dodd, chris britton, lenore zann, & george buza

    Join the director/producer of X-Men, The Animated Series along with the voice actors behind Wolverine,, Mr. Sinister, Rogue, Beast and more! Moderated by Byron Burton (The Hollywood Reporter).

  • Saturday, Jan. 25, 202011:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    accept no surrogates: comic book creation with artist brett weldele

    Join this Eisner-Nominated comic book artist and New York Times Bestselling Author in this unique look inside the world of comic book creation.

  • Saturday, Jan. 25, 202011:45 AM - 12:30 PM location: ROOM B117-119

    cosplay on a budget with k8sarkissian, colleen cole, roze masquerade & victoria paege

    Beautiful cosplay doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Learn how to create beautiful costumes without breaking the bank.

  • Saturday, Jan. 25, 202012:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: ROOM B113-116

    women of sci fi and fantasy: a conversation with holly marie combs & emily swallow

    Join the stars of Charmed and The Mandalorian for this discussion moderated by Nicole DeCosta (KRCW).

  • Saturday, Jan. 25, 202012:15 PM - 1:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    music performance by james morris

    Live on Stage!

  • Saturday, Jan. 25, 202012:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: ROOM B110-112

    sequelcast presents: ranking the best x-men movies

    With Disney/Marvel/Star Wars now owning 20th Century Fox, the X-Men movies as we know it are at an end. Join the Sequelcast crew as they rank the X-Men movies from X-Men to Dark Phoenix! There will be trivia and prizes!

  • Saturday, Jan. 25, 202012:45 PM - 1:30 PM location: ROOM C123-124

    gotham rogues' gallery: a conversation with robin lord taylor and drew powell

    Moderated by Samm Levine (Freaks and Geeks).

  • Saturday, Jan. 25, 20201:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    cosplay photography with hogyoku cosplay

    A cosplay 101 panel focusing on photography from the perspective of cosplayers and a cosplay photographer. Discussion topics include the differences between cosplay photography and commercial photography, etiquette, how to meet photographers, rates vs trades, how to prep for a private photo shoot, posing and more.

  • Saturday, Jan. 25, 20201:00 PM - 2:30 PM location: ROOM C121

    acting and improv workshop with david alpay (additional ticket required)

    Ever wondered what it’s like to audition in Hollywood? What’s the difference between a cold read and a prepared audition? What’s the best way to command attention and distinguish yourself from the pack when you walk into a room?

    Join David Alpay (The Tudors, The Vampire Diaries) as he guides a small group through a scene study acting and improv workshop. The workshop is divided in two. During the first half participants learn techniques for acting on film and receive notes from David as you and a partner rehearse a scene of your choosing from the vampire diaries, originals or legacies. Bring a scene you want to work on! Then all mayhem breaks loose as we play improv games that will sharpen your creative skills and test your creativity.

  • Saturday, Jan. 25, 20201:15 PM - 1:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    nerd family feud!

    Nerdy Trivia in a Family Feud style format with host Mike Gregorek. Prizes for all!

  • Saturday, Jan. 25, 20201:15 PM - 2:00 PM location: ROOM B117-119

    retro gaming today

    Join that guy with a Game Boy camera, Matt Scheller, and guest Jose Belleza for this fan discussion.

  • Saturday, Jan. 25, 20201:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: ROOM B113-116

    somebody save me: a conversation with tom welling, erica durance, michael rosenbaum, laura vanervoort & john glover

    Join the stars of Smallville for this discussion moderated by Byron Burton (The Hollywood Reporter).

  • Saturday, Jan. 25, 20202:00 PM - 2:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    kids costume contest

    Hosted by Kato Kaelin and Keely Madison!

  • Saturday, Jan. 25, 20202:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: ROOM B110-112

    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. 25, 20202:15 PM - 3:00 PM location: ROOM C123-124

    from ancient rome to middle earth: a conversation with craig parker

    Join the star of Spartacus, Lord of the Rings, and Reign for this discussion moderated by Mike Gregorek (The Drunk Texts).

  • Saturday, Jan. 25, 20202:30 PM - 3:15 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    how to draw disney’s stitch with artist jonathan hallett

    Join the Emmy-nominated Animation Producer for this fun live demo!

  • Saturday, Jan. 25, 20202:45 PM - 3:30 PM location: ROOM B117-119

    dungeon masters 101

    Taking on the role of the Dungeon Master can be intimidating. Whether you are new to Dungeon Mastering or looking to start, this is the panel for you. Join experienced Dungeon Masters as they lead an open discussion offering tips, tricks, anecdotes and answers to those looking to lead players through adventures.


  • Saturday, Jan. 25, 20203:00 PM - 3:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    nerdy trivia!

    Trivia from the Rip City Ghostbusters!

  • Saturday, Jan. 25, 20203:00 PM - 3:45 PM location: ROOM B113-116

    an american horror panel: a conversation with dylan mcdermott

    Moderated by Nicole Decosta (KRCW)

  • Saturday, Jan. 25, 20203:30 PM - 4:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    multimedia performance by cos-spray: the art of cosplay

    Live on Stage!

  • Saturday, Jan. 25, 20203:30 PM - 4:15 PM location: ROOM B110-112

    comic book legends series: a conversation with christopher priest

    An inside look into the works of the critically acclaimed novelist and Eisner Award-nominated comic book writer of Black Panther, Power Man and Iron Fist, Conan the Barbarian, and Green Lantern. Moderated by Cullen Stapleton (Worst Comic Podcast Ever!)

  • Saturday, Jan. 25, 20203:45 PM - 4:30 PM location: ROOM C123-124

    child stars all grown up: a conversation with samm levine & thomas dekker

    A discussion with the stars of Freaks and Geeks and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

  • Saturday, Jan. 25, 20204:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    cosplay sewing & patterning with hogyoku cosplay

    A cosplay 102 panel focusing on sewing patterns and pattern making. Discussion topics include how to read patterns, where to purchase patterns, how to adapt patterns to fit your needs and body types, and how to create new patterns and designs from scratch.

  • Saturday, Jan. 25, 20204:00 PM - 5:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    music performance by broken transmitter

    Live on Stage!

  • Saturday, Jan. 25, 20204:15 PM - 5:00 PM location: ROOM B117-119

    master the dungeons: level up your d&d game with orcs! orcs! orcs!

    The professional Dungeon Masters from Portland's own Orcs! Orcs! Orcs! are here to help levitate your D&D game. Come discuss adventure design, game mechanics, storytelling, character development, and ways to create immersive experiences at your table. The group will also share tips on podcasting, publishing, and running live gaming events. The session will end with a Q&A on all things D&D that, as usual with this bunch, will be both chaotic and good.

  • Saturday, Jan. 25, 20204:15 PM - 5:15 PM location: ROOM C125-126

    x-men x-reads (additional ticket required)

    Join the X-Men for a special reading of the “Beauty and the Beast” episode from the series as well as scenes from the Popular X-Men / Spider-Man crossover episode. Watch as the cast bring their characters back to life 28 years later! Some fans will be given a chance to read iconic lines and scenes opposite the cast!

    Purchase Tickets Here

  • Saturday, Jan. 25, 20204:30 PM - 5:15 PM location: ROOM B113-116

    out for a bite: a conversation with james marsters

    Join the star of Buffy: The Vampire Slayer and Marvel’s Runaways for this Q&A.

  • Saturday, Jan. 25, 20205:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: ROOM B110-112

    animation celebration: top 10 animated tv characters

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

  • Saturday, Jan. 25, 20205:15 PM - 6:00 PM location: ROOM C123-124

    miraculous tales: a conversation with christina vee & mela lee

    Join stars of Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir for this discussion of their voiceover careers, moderated by Cay Fletcher-Taylor (Conventioning).

  • Saturday, Jan. 25, 20205:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    the monster mash-up with kevin glover

    Join the founder and publisher of Scary Tales Publishing with special guests cosplayers, Theatre of Horrors, for this humorous and horrific look at monsters in comics.

  • Saturday, Jan. 25, 20205:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: ROOM C125-126

    x-men masterclass in drawing with larry houston (additional ticket required)

    Hang out with the X-Men Animated Series cast and get a master drawing class from ink pot award winning artist and director Larry Houston — several lucky fans will go home with personalized sketches from Larry!

    Purchase Tickets Here!

  • Saturday, Jan. 25, 20205:45 PM - 6:30 PM location: ROOM B117-118

    close encounters with teaching

    Join Greg Garcia (Curriculum Designer and Advanced Placement Teacher) and embark on two mini-adventures which blend science fiction with culturally responsive teaching. Survive an alien encounter and save humanity with argumentation skills. After battling across the stars, you will delve into the microscopic and discover how electrical bursts in your brain create your dreams.

  • Saturday, Jan. 25, 20205:45 PM - 6:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    the official wizard world karaoke

    With you host, Kato Kaelin!

  • Saturday, Jan. 25, 20206:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: ROOM B113-116

    advanced minions and mazes: a rpg fantasy improv show

    Advanced Minions & Mazes is a serialized, fantasy RPG-style, improv show. The cast takes some audience input at the top and periodically throughout the show to help shape the madcap adventure unfolding onstage. The adventurers include: Delphina "Mistress of Death Magic", Bartholius "Fancy Dwarf", Amrik "Half-Orc on his mother's side", and more. It's everything you've always loved to laugh about in role-playing brought to a live stage at WWCC. Each episode is unique and doesn't require knowing anything beforehand. This show is magic, battles, monsters, and comedy all wrapped into one. All ages welcome. (Recommended for ages 13+)

  • Saturday, Jan. 25, 20206:30 PM - 7:15 PM location: ROOM B110-112

    kumoricon presents: anime worth watching

    Join this interactive discussion of all things anime!

  • Saturday, Jan. 25, 20207:15 PM - 8:15 PM location: C125-126

    smallville nights (additional 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.

    Purchase Tickets Here!

  • Saturday, Jan. 25, 20207:30 PM - 8:30 PM location: ROOM B113-116

    wizard world costume contest

    Hosted by our very own superhero Samm Levine (Freaks and Geeks) and Mike Gregorek (The Drunk Texts), 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. 25, 20209:00 PM - 12:00 PM location: THE BARREL ROOM, 105 NW THIRD AVE

    official wizard world saturday after party : dueling pianos and pinball!

    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 Dueling Pianos, Dancing, Pinball, Costume Contests and more!

  • Sunday, Jan. 26, 202010:00 AM - 11:30 AM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    music performance by broken transmitter

    Live on Stage!

  • Sunday, Jan. 26, 202011:00 AM - 11:45 AM location: ROOM B110-112

    the best of the worst - top ten best bad movies with artist joe wos

    "Oh hai Wizard World." Join pop culture historian, Joe Wos (MazeToons), for a discussion on what makes for a truly "great" bad movies. Joe will share a few of his picks for movies you will love to hate and welcomes audience discussion for picks on the best of the worst! From the "Citizen Kane" of bad cinema- Plan 9 from Outer Space to more obscure awful fare, we will watch previews and clips that will leave you writhing in the aisles.

  • Sunday, Jan. 26, 202011:15 AM - 12:00 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. 26, 202011:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: ROOM C123-124

    heroes and villains of the arrowverse: a conversation with teddy sears & nick zano

    Join the stars of The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow for this discussion moderated by Samm Levine (DC Daily).

  • Sunday, Jan. 26, 202011:45 AM - 12:15 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    multi-media performance by cos-spray: the art of cosplay

    Live on Stage!

  • Sunday, Jan. 26, 202011:45 AM - 12:30 PM location: ROOM B117-119

    cosplay modeling with a disability

    Whether you sprained an ankle right before a photo shoot or you have lifetime limitations, learn how to make the most of what you can do and make poses look organic. Hosted by published disabled cosplay model Tara Cosplay.

  • Sunday, Jan. 26, 202012:30 PM - 1:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    music performance by james morris

    Live on Stage!

  • Sunday, Jan. 26, 202012:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: ROOM B110-112

    sequelcast presents: ranking the best platform games

    Join the Sequelcast crew as they rank the greatest PS4 and XBox One games.There will be trivia and prizes!

  • Sunday, Jan. 26, 202012:45 PM - 1:30 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    cosplay 102: creating and bringing original and inspired designs to life

    A cosplay 102 panel with Hogyoku Cosplay focusing on bringing an idea from your head into the real world. Discussion topics follow several examples and include breakdowns and sketches up through creation and photos.

  • Sunday, Jan. 26, 20201:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: ROOM C123-124

    year 2099: a ya dystopian improv show

    It's 2099. Our world has fallen apart. Scavengers pick at what remains while the government hoards what's left. A select few have the courage to fight back. YA Dystopian Improv with a team of adults and teens from CSz Portland!

  • Sunday, Jan. 26, 20201:00 PM - 2:30 PM location: C120

    how to toon: cartooning basics with joe wos (additional ticket required)

    Join internationally acclaimed cartoonist Joe Wos for his popular hands-on cartooning workshop! Joe has been the visiting resident cartoonist of the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, California for the past 18 years. Best known for his record breaking cartoon illustrated mazes, he has a series of best-selling maze books and his popular feature MazeToons appears in newspapers worldwide.

    In this workshop, Joe will share the secrets of telling stories through cartoons. Using easy to follow instruction, Joe breaks down the basics of cartooning from simple lines to character development.

    Students will learn practical drawing exercises and tricks to help even those with no experience learn to draw. This is a great class for educators, kids, or anyone looking to learn how to create cartoons!

    This workshop is recommended for ages 10-adults.

  • Sunday, Jan. 26, 20201:15 PM - 1:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    nerdy trivia!

    Trivia from the Rip City Ghostbusters!

  • Sunday, Jan. 26, 20201:15 PM - 2:00 PM location: ROOM B117-119

    going boldly: why scientists and social justice warriors need science fiction

    Join Dr. Joseph Orosco (Professor of Philosophy, Oregon State University) for this Fan discussion about the Star Trek universe and its importance for developing imagination in science and social justice activism.

  • Sunday, Jan. 26, 20202:00 PM - 2:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    impossibly cute™ kids costume contest

    Hosted by Kato Kaelin and Keely Madison!

  • Sunday, Jan. 26, 20202:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: ROOM B110-112

    tv's the flash: the 30th anniversary tribute panel on the original hero from earth-90

    This year marks the 30th anniversary of the original TV series of "The Flash," whose lead character as portrayed by John Wesley Shipp just recently returned for a memorable part in CW's "Crisis On Infinite Earths" crossover. Join us in learning about the origin of the CBS-TV series, details about the cast, and an overview with production notes on every episode from this innovative and fun superhero TV series (including the show's numerous connections with "Star Trek"!).

  • Sunday, Jan. 26, 20202:45 PM - 3:30 PM location: CREATIVE STAGE

    help us write our fan fiction

    Join local writers and comedians to create the greatest work of fan fiction ever created. The panelists will solicit ideas and answers from audience members to create the most amazing, and surely the most original piece of fan fiction ever yet created.