Tulsa Programming

See you next year!

  • Friday, Sep. 6, 20194:00 PM - 5:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    musical performance by tulsa school of rock

    Don't miss this live performance!

  • Friday, Sep. 6, 20194:00 PM - 5:00 PM location: KIDS ZONE

    free sketches for kids

    Kids can join artist Joe Wos for free sketches in the Kids Zone!

  • Friday, Sep. 6, 20195:00 PM - 5:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    performance & demo by tulsa tyrants/armored combat league

    Don't miss this live performance by the weapons experts of the Tulsa Tyrants & the Armored Combat League!

  • Friday, Sep. 6, 20195:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: MADRID 1

    fanboys918 presents the state of trek – 2019

    Join Fanboys918 for their annual State Of Trek Panel where they discuss (along with the audience) the current state of the Star Trek Franchise – the good, the bad, and the UGLY. Topics this year will include the second season of Star Trek Discovery, the upcoming series, Star Trek: Picard, the proposed Quentin Tarantino Trek Project, the Deep Space Nine documentary, “What We Left Behind,” as well as Star Trek: The Motion Picture as it celebrates its 40thAnniversary this year. Oh, and don’t forget that Star Trek Upstart show – THE ORVILLE as it soars into its THIRD SEASON. Come be a part of this sometimes humorous, sometimes biting, but ALWAYS entertaining conversation!

  • Friday, Sep. 6, 20195:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: MADRID 2

    make a nerdy living: turn your passions into profit!

    Follow your passion and you will never work a day in your life." But what does it really take to make a livingfollowing your passions? Is it about persistence, determination, talent, skill, or who you know? Find out how doing the things you love can pay the bills. Join our nerds gone pro as they share their experience, insight, and humor with anyone aspiring to turn geeky passions into actual jobs or simply add nerdy flavor to jobs traditionally mainstream. Author Alex Langley (The Geek Handbook, Make a Nerdy Living) discusses the ways entrepreneurial nerds can self-start the careers of their dreams with Clay Adams (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fast Forward voice actor; Fried comics co-creator, The Boy Scout filmmaker); Ko Ancira (artist), Michael Garrett (professional fan artist, portraitist), James Hostler (The Bobcat sage), and Stubbytumps (professional cosplayer). They follow their dreams. What about yours?

  • Friday, Sep. 6, 20195:30 PM - 6:00 PM location: KIDS ZONE

    jedi training with armored combat league

    Don't miss this sessions for kids with the weapons experts of the Tulsa Tyrants & the Armored Combat League!

  • Friday, Sep. 6, 20195:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT 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!

  • Friday, Sep. 6, 20196:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: MADRID 2

    cosplay 101

    Want to begin cosplaying but don’t know how to get started? Join Wizard World Cosplay Guests Divine Creations, Chaotic Neutral, Stubby Tumps and Kawaii Kid 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, Sep. 6, 20196:00 PM - 6:45 PM location: MADRID 1

    always be batman: heroes wanted, no capes required!

    “Always be yourself, unless you can be Batman—then always be Batman.” What does that really mean? Can we really learn life lessons from the Dark Knight? Heroes and leaders come from every walk of life. Personal hardship and tragedy drive some to find purpose and meaning, but any person has the potential to stand up because it's the right thing to do. How do we unleash our inner heroes, not only during crisis but in any situation and at any moment of our lives? Heroes' tales reveal deeper lessons as they succeed less through power fantasies and more often through mental preparedness, diversity of social connections, ethical leadership, and sheer persistence. In a compelling presentation,Dr. Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight; Wonder Woman Psychology: Lassoing the Truth) examines the power of stories, both fictional and real, and their potential to ready us for life's opportunities and challenges. Be the hero you want to see.

  • Friday, Sep. 6, 20196:00 PM - 7:00 PM location: KIDS ZONE

    free face painting for kids by pinky paints

    Free face painting for kids during this hour!

  • Friday, Sep. 6, 20196:45 PM - 7:15 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    musical performance by thomas ian nicholas

    Don’t miss this performance by Wizard World guest Thomas Ian Nicholas!

  • Friday, Sep. 6, 20197:00 PM - 7:45 PM location: MADRID 1

    the 13 most iconic horror film characters from the silver screen

    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.”

  • Friday, Sep. 6, 20197:00 PM - 7:45 PM location: MADRID 2

    nerdprov!

    Laugh your Asgard off with improvisers from Tulsa's own Rabbit Hole Improv, 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 your ComedySportz New York host, Mike Gregorek

  • Friday, Sep. 6, 20197:30 PM - 8:15 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    early 2000’s trivia with thomas ian nicholas and samm levine

    Come test your knowledge of early 2000’s pop culture trivia with Wizard World’s own Thomas Ian Nicholas and Samm Levine!

  • Friday, Sep. 6, 20198:00 PM - 8:45 PM location: MADRID 1

    vampires: the original nightmare

    The myth goes back to the beginnings of most cultures, if not in name then in description. And every so many years the vampire emerges from its hiding place in the backs of our minds to haunt page and screen alike, raising with it a debate as impossible to permanently kill as the monster itself: what is a "real" vampire? My name is Jason Petty. I’ve spent some time untangling that very can of worms and I have some inconvenient truths. Join me and I’ll share.

  • Friday, Sep. 6, 20198:20 PM - 9:00 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    wizard world karaoke

    Come show off your vocal chops (or lack thereof!) in our official Wizard World Karaoke!

  • Saturday, Sep. 7, 20193:30 AM - 4:15 PM location: MADRID 1

    so bad they're great: plans 9 from outer space! birdemic! death bed! samurai cop! troll 2! the room! and more!

    Why are some terrible movies so much fun to watch? How guilty should we feel about our guilty pleasures when we find ourselves enjoying ridiculous dialogue, illogical plots, stiff acting, idiotic direction, and cheesy visual effects? A panel discussion of the love of movies produced by “stupid, stupid minds.” Ready to discuss their love of movies produced by “stupid, stupid minds” are Alex Langley (100 Greatest Graphic Novels; Make a Nerdy Living), Joe Wos (pop culture historian), David Schrader (Baby Badass), andDr. Travis Langley (The Joker Psychology: Evil Clowns and the Women Who Love Them), and more.

  • Saturday, Sep. 7, 201910:00 AM - 11:00 AM location: KIDS ZONE

    free sketches for kids

    Kids can join artist Joe Wos for free sketches in the Kids Zone!

  • Saturday, Sep. 7, 201911:00 AM - 11:30 AM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    performance & demo by tulsa tyrants/armored combat league

    Don't miss this live performance by the weapons experts of the Tulsa Tyrants & the Armored Combat League!

  • Saturday, Sep. 7, 201911:00 AM - 12:30 PM location: GRANADA BOARD ROOM

    introduction to sculpting workshop with propcustomz

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

  • Saturday, Sep. 7, 201911:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: MADRID 2

    animation celebration: top 10 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!

  • Saturday, Sep. 7, 201911:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: MADRID 1

    cosplay makeup with chaotic neutral & kawaii kid

    Join Wizard World Cosplay guests Chaotic Neutral and Kawaii Kid for tips on applying makeup and making it last!

  • Saturday, Sep. 7, 201912:00 PM - 12:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    no holds barred: a conversation with pro wrestling’s jim ross & the honky tonk man

    Moderated by Samm Levine

  • Saturday, Sep. 7, 201912:00 PM - 1:00 PM location: KIDS ZONE

    free face painting for kids by pinky paints

    Free face painting for kids during this hour!

  • Saturday, Sep. 7, 201912:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: MADRID 1

    fanboys918 presents thirtysomething

    2019 marks the 30thanniversary of many of our benchmark genre films; Tim Burton’s Batman, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The Abyss, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, Ghostbusters II, and, of course UHF – just to name a few – all make up the movie tapestry of 1989. Come join Fanboys918 as we crank up the Way-back Machine and take a look back and celebrate the good, the great, and the not-so-great films of 1989!

  • Saturday, Sep. 7, 201912:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: MADRID 2

    black panther vs batman: can king take knight?

    Black Panther exceeded The Dark Knight’s box office success. Both rank among the most popular movies of any kind, starring legendary superheroes with rich comic book histories. Parental deaths inspire them both but don’t define their lives the same way. Is T’Challa the healthier hero? Is Batman a better strategist? Who’s better at brooding? Join Dr. Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight; Black Panther Psychology: Hidden Kingdoms), Christopher Priest (Black Panther; Deathstroke), and Ron Marz (Batman/Aliens; Batman: Tarzan) for a lively comparison of two truly super heroes.

  • Saturday, Sep. 7, 20191:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    as you wish: a conversation with cary elwes

    Inconceivable! We’ve get The Dread Pirate Roberts, Westley himself, to discuss his experiences making the classic film “The Princess Bride,” writing his book and all other amazing aspects of his career!

  • Saturday, Sep. 7, 20191:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: MADRID 1

    disney twisted princess 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, Sep. 7, 20191:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: MADRID 2

    classic 80s tv show remakes

    Remember all those great 80s TV shows that you couldn't wait to see every week? In this panel,

    we will discuss our favorite 80s TV shows and why we still love them, even though some were really cheesy. We will also discuss some that have been remade, and our picks for which should be remade or rebooted, and why. Audience participation is encouraged

  • Saturday, Sep. 7, 20192:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    kids costume contest

    Hosted by Kato Kaelin and Wizard World Cosplay Guest Kawaii Kid!

  • Saturday, Sep. 7, 20192:30 PM - 3:15 PM location: MADRID 2

    capes and cuffs: are superheroes legal?

    Ever wonder why Gotham PD spent so much time trying to unmask Batman? Or Why J. Jonah Jameson continually called Spiderman a menace? Or why so many comic book plots feature some sort of hero registration? Join Ashley Klinck and Jason Petty for a legal perspective on the antics of some of your favorite heroes, and why many of them are just as much a threat to society as the villains they seek to bring to justice.

  • Saturday, Sep. 7, 20192:30 PM - 3:15 PM location: MADRID 1

    fanboys918 presents the talking geek – live from wizard world tulsa

    Join Fanboys918 for their latest Episode of The Talking Geek as we broadcast live from Wizard World Tulsa. This episode will feature heavy crowd interaction on a variety of topics from all our favorite genre material – Game of Thrones, Supernatural, The MCU, and, of course Star Wars. Be part of the discussion as we share our thoughts on what has come, hopes for what we are getting, and dreams for the future of fandom!

  • Saturday, Sep. 7, 20193:00 PM - 3:30 PM location: KIDS ZONE

    lightsaber training for kids by armored combat league

    Don't miss this kids training by the weapons experts of the Tulsa Tyrants & the Armored Combat League!

  • Saturday, Sep. 7, 20193:00 PM - 3:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    one season and a movie: a conversation with firefly's jewel staite

    It’s been almost 16 years since Joss Whedon’s “Firefly” premiered on Fox, and even with just one 14-episode season and the feature-length film “Serenity,” the series is still a cultural juggernaut! Jewel Staite, the actress behind Kaylee Frye, is here to talk about her experience making the show and its enduring popularity.

  • Saturday, Sep. 7, 20193:30 PM - 4:15 PM location: MADRID 2

    foam 101 with wizard world cosplay guest stubbytumps

    Come learn foam basics to help you on your next costume adventure. Complete with a demo of building foam armor from scratch.

  • Saturday, Sep. 7, 20194:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    building your cosplay from scratch

    Join Wizard World Cosplay Guests Divine Creations and StubbyTumps for this informative panel! They’ll be going over materials you can use, where to buy them, how to start your patterns, and how to choose your cosplay!

  • Saturday, Sep. 7, 20194:30 PM - 5:15 PM location: MADRID 2

    kaiju roast: millennium edition

    Once again we discuss and lovingly poke fun at our Favorite Giant Monsters and Mecha. This time we are limiting our roasting to Kaiju that have been in movies since 2000. Well, almost one. Come in to see who the only pre 2000 monster is........

  • Saturday, Sep. 7, 20194:30 PM - 5:15 PM location: MADRID 1

    supervillains strike back: thanos! killmonger! kilgrave! doctor doom! the joker! the legion of doom! and more!

    Every great superhero faces a rogues gallery full of colorful supervillains. What makes a great supervillain? How evil do they have to be? Do they resemble real criminals in any way? Are they truly insane or just having fun? Dr. Travis Langley (The Joker Psychology: Evil Clowns and the Women Who Love Them; Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight) teams up with the real experts to explore what it means to be a supervillain and what kind of person could become one: comic book writers Christopher Priest (Black Panther; Deathstroke; Vampirella), Ron Marz (Silver Surfer; Green Lantern; Witchblade), and Clay Adams (Yu-Gi-Oh GX; Red X-Mas). Beware!

  • Saturday, Sep. 7, 20195:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    bringing dc comics to tv with teddy sears

    Teddy Sears from DC and The CW’s Arrowverse is here to talk about bringing DC Comics to life on the small screen in the modern era! Moderated by Samm Levine.

  • Saturday, Sep. 7, 20195:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: MADRID 1

    competitive cosplay

    Ready to compete in the world-famous Wizard World Costume Contest? Before you do, come learn some tips and tricks from Wizard World Cosplay Guests Divine Creations! You’ll learn what to expect in a competition, how to make your cosplay “competitive” and how to act professional in a competition!

  • Saturday, Sep. 7, 20195:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: MADRID 2

    dungeons & dragons & improv

    Join comedians and tried-and-true geeks from Tulsa's own Rabbit Hole Improv as they play a live D&D game. These Wizards of T-Town will embark on an epic quest built entirely from audience suggestions. With New York based DM & host Mike Gregorek, video-projected dice, and YOU cheering along with every Critical Hit!

  • Saturday, Sep. 7, 20196:00 PM - 6:30 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    musical performance by thomas ian nicholas

    Don’t miss this performance by Wizard World guest Thomas Ian Nicholas!

  • Saturday, Sep. 7, 20196:30 PM - 7:15 PM location: MADRID 1

    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!

  • Saturday, Sep. 7, 20196:30 PM - 7:15 PM location: MADRID 2

    talk show incorporated

    Hosted by Landry Miller, a comedian whose writing credits include Bojack Horseman and Conan and has been seen on Late Night w/ Jimmy Fallon, this comedy show take a look at all things nerd culture. It's a mix of stand up and sketch that combines superheroes, magic, and everything in between!

  • Saturday, Sep. 7, 20197:30 PM - 9:00 PM location: MADRID 1&2

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

  • Sunday, Sep. 8, 201910:30 AM - 11:00 AM location: KIDS ZONE

    jedi training for kids by armored combat league

    Don't miss this training session for kids by the weapons experts of the Tulsa Tyrants & the Armored Combat League!

  • Sunday, Sep. 8, 201911:00 AM - 11:45 AM location: MADRID 1

    the horror: vampires and zombies and weres, oh my!

    What really scares you? Movies, comic books, novels, and other modern forms of entertainment all play on the same fears that grabbed the earliest people telling scary stories by the campfire, but why? Dr. Travis Langley (Supernatural Psychology: Roads Less Traveled; The Walking Dead Psychology: Psych of the Living Dead), Ron Marz (Batman/Aliens; Witchblade), Christopher Priest (Vampirella; Conan the Barbarian), and Ray Wenck (Ghost of a Chance; Escaping the Dead) look at how horror storytellers send chills up our spines and why we love it when they do.

  • Sunday, Sep. 8, 201911:00 AM - 11:45 AM location: MADRID 2

    jeepers creepers

    Are "Con Creeps" real? Join Wizard World Cosplay Guest StubbyTumps for a lighthearted discussion about convention encounters of the creepy kind.

  • Sunday, Sep. 8, 201911:00 AM - 1:00 PM location: GRANADA BOARD ROOM

    introduction to resin casting workshop with shield labs

    A step by step introduction to making silicone molds and solid urethane resin cast, along with hands on resin casting with professional Maker & Prop builder Casey McBroom for "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! ADDITIONAL TICKET REQUIRED.

  • Sunday, Sep. 8, 201911:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    flash, a-ah! a flash gordon reunion with sam jones & melody anderson

    Don’t miss this special Q&A where Wizard World reunites the stars of the classic Flash Gordon film, Sam Jones and Melody Anderson!

  • Sunday, Sep. 8, 201912:00 PM - 1:00 PM location: KIDS ZONE

    free face painting for kids by pinky paints

    Free face painting for kids during this hour!

  • Sunday, Sep. 8, 201912:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: MADRID 1

    cosplay on a budget

    Want to start cosplaying but don’t want to lay out a lot of cash? Join Wizard World Cosplay Guests Divine Creations, Chaotic Neutral and StubbyTumps for innovative tips on breaking into the field! They’ll discuss why cosplay is okay for any budget, where to look to find cheap cosplays, and ways to achieve the character’s look without an expensive cosplay.

  • Sunday, Sep. 8, 201912:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: MADRID 2

    walking dead psychology: psych of the living dead

    How would people really react when the dead rise to bite the living? How many different ways can people face trauma, and what happens when trauma strikes again and again? Is there room for hope in the world of The Walking Dead? And why do we love these characters and stories so much? Find out as Dr. Travis Langley (The Walking Dead Psychology: Psych of the Living Dead) returns to Tulsa to look at what it takes to stay human when humans have lost the world. Beyond fear, find hope!

  • Sunday, Sep. 8, 20191:00 PM - 1:30 PM location: KIDS ZONE

    free sketches for kids

    Kids can join artist Joe Wos for free sketches in the Kids Zone!

  • Sunday, Sep. 8, 20191:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    inside the ring: a conversation with pro wrestlers kevin nash & lisa marie varon

    Moderated by Mike Gregorek

  • Sunday, Sep. 8, 20191:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: MADRID 1

    how to toon: cartooning for kids

    Kids, don’t miss this demo with Joe Wos on how to get started cartooning!

  • Sunday, Sep. 8, 20191:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: MADRID 2

    publish your nerdy writing: author alex langley shares how to write and critique in a time of tweets and trolling!

    Whether you're looking to publish your first novel or first blog post, you need to know a thing or two about writing. But how can you get constructive feedback on your work when all anyone does online is scream typos at each other? Join author & enthusiastic critique group member Alex Langley (Make a Nerdy Living; 100 Greatest Graphic Novels; Kill the Freshman!) as he dives into the nitty-gritty of writing, publishing, and critiquing, helping you learn to hit the keyboard like the Times New Roman gladiator you are.

  • Sunday, Sep. 8, 20192:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    kids costume contest

    Hosted by Kato Kaelin and Wizard World Cosplay Guests Divine Creations!

  • Sunday, Sep. 8, 20192:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

    kids costume contest

    Hosted by Kato Kaelin and Wizard World Cosplay Guest DIVINE CREATIONS!