Programming is FREE with your Wizard World wristband unless otherwise noted. Seating for panels is strictly limited and available on a first-come first-served basis. Only V.I.P. ticket holders are guaranteed seats for designated panels. Panel rooms are not cleared after each session.
Friday, Apr. 5, 20194:30 PM - 5:15 PM location: Creative Stage
line. shape. object.
Victor Dandridge — “The Hardest Working Man in Comics” brings first-hand instruction, turning the art of illustration into a series of developable skills. Thru this 3-step process, you can learn to draw ANYTHING!
Friday, Apr. 5, 20195:30 PM - 6:00 PM location: Room 144
all things pro wrestling with wrestlingaudio.com
Pre-game the biggest NXT Takeover of the year with a team of podcasters who have been talking the industry since 2005! Mo Lightning & Ballz share stories of their WWE superstar moderating days, preview WrestleMania, speculate on AEW and more in this brief discussion before NXT TakeOver: New York.
Friday, Apr. 5, 20195:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: Room 141
a writer's journey
For those interested in learning about writing, the writing process and tips about getting started.
Friday, Apr. 5, 20196:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: Room 151
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.
Friday, Apr. 5, 20196:00 PM - 9:00 PM location: Room 144
nxt takeover viewing party with wrestlingaudio.com
Win prizes while watching some of the best sports entertainment WWE & NXT has to offer! WWE-approved moderators since 2014, Mo Lightning & Ballz will offer up commentary, conversation, and wrestling-themed prizes EVERY SINGLE MATCH, including autographs from your favorite superstars. All ages welcome. Follow @wrestlingaudio for more.
Friday, Apr. 5, 20196:30 PM - 7:15 PM location: Creative Stage
basics of drawing preview with josh lyman
Join Josh for a demonstration of all the techniques and skills you will learn during his Basics of Drawing workshops.
Friday, Apr. 5, 20196:30 PM - 7:15 PM location: Room 141
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!
Friday, Apr. 5, 20197:00 PM - 7:45 PM location: Room 151
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, Apr. 5, 20197:00 PM - 8:30 PM location: Room 162
Socialize with other steampunk fans in a steampunk styled show and tell! Get your photo taken in your steampunk outfit, and mingle with others, while we play energizing music from artists well known to the steampunk community. We are going to make a few 'Steampunk Top Ten' lists from the crowd's recommendations, and settle any disputes with tea duels, and parasol duels. We will ask attendees to introduce themselves, and share their favorite steampunk related memory, story, novel, show, song, or self made craft. If time and space allows, we will have a simple crafting demonstration.
Friday, Apr. 5, 20197:00 PM - 8:30 PM location: Room 160
creator u workshop with ohmysophii (additional ticket required)
Creator U is a 360 degree workshop that supercharges creators of all industries! During this workshop we cover: Social Media Marketing Basics, Branding, Creating Content, Building a Media Kit, Networking, and more!
Friday, Apr. 5, 20197:00 PM - 8:30 PM location: Room 161
foam fabrication workshop with superkayce (additional ticket required)
Have you ever wanted to learn the fine art of foam crafting? Join SuperKayce for some hands on instruction as she walks you through your first foam build. She will teach you everything from how to use a heat gun all the way through getting your new item ready for sealing and paint all while answering your questions and giving special tricks along the way. Plus you leave with your completed piece!
Friday, Apr. 5, 20197:30 PM - 8:15 PM location: Creative Stage
head to head artist challenge
Join Stuart Sayger and Gavin Smith as they respond to audience prompts and show how two artist tackle the same subject matter in different ways!
Friday, Apr. 5, 20197:30 PM - 8:30 PM location: Room 141
doctor who season 11 and beyond
Join members of the St. Louis C.I.A., St. Louis’ official Doctor Who club as they discuss all current happenings in the Whoniverse and look back at Jodie Whittaker’s first season. From meeting new companions to visiting Rosa Parks and battling the Daleks the season saw a lot of changes in the program. This panel looks back at that season and previews possible things to come when the program returns.
Friday, Apr. 5, 20198:00 PM - 8:45 PM location: Room 151
Come discuss Zombies from the different fandoms and types but beware our gathering may bring some calling.
Friday, Apr. 5, 20199:00 PM - 11:00 PM location: Tin Roof St. Louis
wizard world presents drink & draw
Join host Victor Dandridge for a night of drinking, drawing, debauchery and of course prizes! No actual drawing skill required...
Tin Roof St. Louis !! 1000 Clark Ave, St. Louis, MO 63102
Saturday, Apr. 6, 201911:00 AM - 12:30 PM location: Room 161
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!
Saturday, Apr. 6, 201912:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: Creative Stage
how to be a pro inker with mostafa moussa
Join the fun!
Saturday, Apr. 6, 201912:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: Room 144
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, Apr. 6, 201912:00 PM - 1:30 PM location: Room 160
cosplay photography & posing workshop (additional ticket required)
Come learn to tips and tricks of being in front of the camera in cosplay - and get professional photos by a professional photographer in the process! Members of CosAwesome Studios will guide you through what to look for, how to pose for lighting and effect, posing with a prop, and much more. There will be a professional photographer at the shoot and everyone in attendance will get at least one edited photo from them (digital copy). Participants are encouraged to show up in or out of cosplay.
Saturday, Apr. 6, 201912:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: Room 151
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, Apr. 6, 201912:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: Room 141
leveled up cosplay
Come join the siblings of Terrible Trio Creations as they pass along all of their tips and tricks! They did it the hard way and bled on everything so you don't have to. It's time for a panel full of fun, learning, and cosplay war stories. There will be props and yes - you can touch them! From foam to leather and metal, the Trio will teach you all about taking your cosplay to the next level - a Level Up!
Saturday, Apr. 6, 20191:00 PM - 1:45 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, Apr. 6, 20191:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: Room 162
cosplay & anxiety
Join Thousand Faces Cosplay in a roundtable discussion on how to combat anxiety while at a convention and other techniques for helping to cope with anxiety generally.
Saturday, Apr. 6, 20191:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: Room 144
a conversation with the vampire diaries david alpay
Join the CONversation!
Saturday, Apr. 6, 20191:00 PM - 3:00 PM location: Room 161
introduction to worbla workshop with superkayce additional ticket required
Would you like to create armor. props, accessories and so much more? Not sure where to start? Worbla is a thermoplastic popular among cosplayers for a wide array of crafting purposes. Attendees will be provided with the proper tools and materials to create a piece of Worbla armor. We will help walk you through the steps of molding and shaping your armor that you get to keep
Saturday, Apr. 6, 20191:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: Room 141
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, Apr. 6, 20192:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: Creative Stage
So you’re ready to build some armor but aren’t sure how to begin? Come hang out with us and let’s talk about the basics of building armor and prop pieces of all varieties! We’ll be discussing different materials, tools, techniques and more!
Saturday, Apr. 6, 20192:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: Ferrara Theatre
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, Apr. 6, 20192:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: Room 144
the state of superhero movies
Marvel Studios has seen 21 straight #1 debuts at the box office. Avengers: Endgame seems like a guarantee, but when will that streak end? Professional geek Mo Lightning looks at the still-growing popularity of super-powered movies, looks at DC's unique approach to their future, questions Sony's live-action Spider-Verse without Spider-Man, and the comic companies still yet to get into the game!
Saturday, Apr. 6, 20192:30 PM - 3:15 PM location: Room 151
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, Apr. 6, 20192:30 PM - 3:15 PM location: Room 141
everything doctor who
Join the TARDIS crew from the St. Louis C.I.A., St. Louis’ official Doctor Who club. As they travel through time and space to explore the popularity of Doctor Who. Looking back at both the classic series and its newest incarnation, this panel celebrates six decades of this pop culture phenomenon.
Saturday, Apr. 6, 20193:00 PM - 3:45 PM location: Ferrara Theater
a charmed life: a conversation with holly marie combs, brian krause and drew fuller
Join the Reunion!
Saturday, Apr. 6, 20193:00 PM - 3:45 PM location: Room 144
a saturday night live conversation (during the day) with chris katan
Join the CONversation!
Saturday, Apr. 6, 20193:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: Creative Stage
the art of transformation with sally quinn cosplay
From bodypainting to SFX makeup, come to learn the secrets and have your questions answered while you watch an amazing makeup transformation LIVE!
Saturday, Apr. 6, 20193:30 PM - 4:15 PM location: Room 141
comics in the classroom
Peter Coogan (Washington University), Chris Sagovac (Webster University), Steve Higgins (Lewis and Clark Community College), and Brandon Daniels (Webster University) discuss why and how instructors can use the medium comics and graphic novels to educate students in a variety of departments, curricula, and settings. Topics include the different ways comics are made, used, and discussed in Literature, Communication, Fine Art, and American Studies curricula and the different ways comics are taught in middle school, high school, and college settings.
Saturday, Apr. 6, 20193:30 PM - 4:15 PM location: Room 151
a writer's journey 2
This panel is for those of have already begun their own journey and want more information about the steps to take once you finish a story.
Saturday, Apr. 6, 20194:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: Ferrara Theater
there and back again: a conversation with sean astin
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Saturday, Apr. 6, 20194:00 PM - 5:00 PM location: Room 160
basics of drawing 101 workshop 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!”
Saturday, Apr. 6, 20194:00 PM - 5:30 PM location: Room 161
cosplay painting & weathering workshop (additional ticket required)
Come learn to paint props and armor while the Wulfgar Weapons Team guide through some props (you get to keep them at the end!). We will help you by presenting how to build them, answering questions, showing tricks, etc.This workshop is designed to teach people the basics of cosplay painting, but also we'll be happy to show people advanced techniques if they need/want to see them.
Saturday, Apr. 6, 20194:30 PM - 5:15 PM location: Room 141
star trek trivia hour
Are you a Red Shirt or Captain? Come Test How Much you know against other fans and ship Crew Members!
Saturday, Apr. 6, 20194:30 PM - 5:15 PM location: Room 151
making the ultimate dungeons & dragons party
Join SuperKayce and Thousand Faces Cosplay in a fan run panel to debate which fictional characters are best for the ultimate Dungeons & Dragons raiding party!
Saturday, Apr. 6, 20195:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: Creative Stage
carve like a geek: live carving demo by award-winning artist, the pumpkin geek
Join the fun!!
Saturday, Apr. 6, 20195:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: Room 144
random dance party
Come dance to K-Pop songs with us! Featuring BTS, EXO, BlackPink, Twice, and more!”
Saturday, Apr. 6, 20195:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: Room 151
creating cosplay content
Creating content can be fun and frustrating - we discuss how to create engaging content that your audience will enjoy, personalizing your content so that it doesn’t feel ‘generic’, self shooting, avoiding content ‘burn out’, the importance of backlogging and much more!
Saturday, Apr. 6, 20195:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: Room 141
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, Apr. 6, 20196:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: Creative Stage
molding a ghostbuster proton pack with the gateway ghostbusters
Would you like to add another skill to your prop building tool box? Have you ever wondered how to make multiple copies of a prop part quickly and cheaply? Then join the Gateway City Ghostbusters as they host an instructional demonstration on the basics of resin casting. We will show you how to make a mold box to mold a part, how to decide which resin is best for your application, how to color resin, how to mix and pour resin, and how to de-mold your finished casting. We will have several molds of Ghostbusters Proton Pack related items and we will be doing a live casting demonstration so we can show you how easy it is to make parts yourself and the process of resin casting becomes less scary and more fun. We hope that you will join us!
Saturday, Apr. 6, 20196:00 PM - 7:00 PM location: Room 144
Join hosts Victor Dandridge (writer / creator), RealbreakingNate (Youtuber) and Mo Lightning (podcaster / radio host) as they watch clips from your favorite cartoons on mute and have to make up the dialogue on the spot and then after an example or two the crowd participation starts!
Saturday, Apr. 6, 20197:00 PM - 9:00 PM location: Room 141
jesus bro screening
From the creator of The Cinema Snob, join writer Brad Jones and director Ryan Mitchelle for a public screening of their holier than thou comedy film, Jesus Bro! In this parody of modern religious films such as God's Not Dead and War Room, a popular internet atheist has a near death experience and must spread the word of Jesus to his volatile fan base. Starring David Gobble, Fard Muhammad, Brad Jones, and Channel Awesome's Doug Walker, Robert Walker, Malcolm Ray and Tamara Chambers.
Saturday, Apr. 6, 20197:30 PM - 8:15 PM location: Room 151
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, Apr. 6, 20197:30 PM - 9:00 PM location: Ferrara Theatre
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 inside the exhibition floor on Saturday. Registration closes at 5PM! We’ll see you there! (Recommended for ages 13+)
Saturday, Apr. 6, 20198:00 PM - 11:00 PM location: Tin Roof St. Louis
official wizard world after party
Join us for our OFFICIAL AFTER PARTY! Dancing and live 90's music you don't want to miss!!
Opening the night on SATURDAY April 6th is Thomas Ian Nicholas LIVE at 8PM! Followed by our after party at 9PM!
All Wizard World Attendees enter for FREE with wristband!
LOCATION: Tin Roof St. Louis !! 8PM - 1000 Clark Ave,
St. Louis, MO 63102
Sunday, Apr. 7, 201911:00 AM - 11:45 AM location: Creative Stage
the art of stained glass
Watch and learn the art of creating a stain glass mosaic masterpiece!
Sunday, Apr. 7, 201911:00 AM - 12:30 PM location: Room 161
introduction to resin casting (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!
Sunday, Apr. 7, 201911:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: Room 151
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, Apr. 7, 201911:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: Room 141
cosplay on a budget
When you want to cosplay but resources are limited, don’t let that stop you from having fun too. Wizard World Cosplayers will be going over how to make your favorite character come to life without going broke.
Sunday, Apr. 7, 201912:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: Creative Stage
how to draw franklin the turtle - by designer : kurt lehner
Join the fun!
Sunday, Apr. 7, 201912:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: Room 144
out of this universe: alaina huffman
Join the Stargate Conversation!
Sunday, Apr. 7, 201912:00 PM - 1:00 PM location: Room 160
basics of drawing 102: anatomy (additional ticket required)
"What makes a character's form? In this class, we focus on the breakdown of anatomy in cartoon and comic styles with a focus on the building blocks to create hands, arms, legs, and the dreaded feet. Using this framework, you'll learn how to use these tools to create less rigid drawings. We do recommend taking our Basics of Drawing class first, but it is not a requirement."
Sunday, Apr. 7, 201912:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: Room 141
star trek: build a crew
Not all bridge crews are created equal. What if we could pick and choose our favorite characters to build an ideal crew to boldly go where no man has gone before? We don’t have time for a 5 year mission, but we’ll do our best to fill out a crew with a Captain, 1st officer, security, entertainment and more in this Star Trek panel.
Sunday, Apr. 7, 201912:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: Room 151
u cre-8 comics presents: character crafters
Are you the next GREAT comic creator?! Take the Raconteur’s challenge and design your own character from start to finish! Establish powers, design costume ideas, create an origin story and more with U Cre-8 Comics -- the PERFECT jumpstart to YOUR comic universe! Hosted by Victor Dandridge.
Sunday, Apr. 7, 20191:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: Room 144
predicting wrestlemania with wrestlingaudio.com
The Wrestlemania weekend festivities continue as Wrestlingaudio.com with special guest SuperKayce breaks down the matches from Wrestlemania and gives everyone in attendance the chance to win awesome prizes!
Sunday, Apr. 7, 20191:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: Creative Stage
special effects makeup demo with baroness von t
Have you ever been interested in special effects makeup? It’s easier to learn than you think! Join Baroness Von T Cosplay for a crash course demo in the beginner basics to using Latex, Bruise wheels, blood and other fun things! Learn where to get your own and how to improvise with it!
Sunday, Apr. 7, 20191:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: Room 141
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, Apr. 7, 20191:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: Room 151
indie author primer
Basics to getting started as an indie author.” It’s a presentation for prospective and new authors to help navigate the world of indie publishing with writing, research, and marketing.
Sunday, Apr. 7, 20192:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: Creative Stage
spray paint demo with dwhitakerink
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