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Patrick Stewart, Eliza Dushku, Val Kilmer, WWE® Superstar CM Punk®, Q&A’s, Costume Contests Top Wizard World Ohio Comic Con Programming Schedule
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Interactive Celebrity Panels, Sessions Led By Superstar Artists, Kids and Adult Costume Contests, Kids Day+!
Patrick Stewart, Eliza Dushku, Val Kilmer, WWE® Superstar CM Punk®, Q&A’s, Costume Contests Top Wizard World Ohio Comic Con Programming Schedule
Patrick Stewart, Eliza Dushku, Val Kilmer, WWE® Superstar CM Punk®, Q&A’s, Costume Contests Top Wizard World Ohio Comic Con Programming Schedule

Interactive Celebrity Panels, Sessions Led By Superstar Artists, Kids and Adult Costume Contests, Kids Day Sunday Highlight Special Programming, Sept. 28-30


Interactive Q&A discussions with all the event’s top celebrities, superstar artist sessions and costume contests for adults and children are among the highlights on the special programming schedule at Wizard World Ohio Comic Con, set for Sept. 28-30, 2012, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Patrick Stewart, Eliza Dushku, Val Kilmer, WWE® Superstar CM Punk® and others will answer fans’ questions in panels that are often surprising and always entertaining.

Some of the most interesting scheduled sessions include:

• Celebrity Q&A’s featuring Stewart, Dushku, Lee, Val Kilmer, Punk, Dean Cain, and Boondock Saints actors Norman Reedus, Sean Patrick Flanery and David Della Rocco
• Artist sessions focusing on various facets of the industry: breaking into the industry by Neal Adams; pitching publishers by Tyler Kirkham; crafting stories by Michael Golden; reflecting on Spider-Man with Humberto Ramos and Paul Jenkins
• Kids Day on Sunday, with a full slate of activities specially designed for the youngsters
• “Drink and Draw” event featuring many of the top artists in a more casual setting
• Music, prizes and fun at the always unpredictable Wizard World Masquerade Party
• It wouldn’t be Wizard World Comic Con without cosplay and costume contests – adults on Saturday night, kids on Sunday

Unless noted, programming events take place in the designated Programming Room (Room E172) at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Many are included as part of standard Wizard World Ohio Comic Con admission; VIP tickets or additional costs may apply to ensure access to select activities. Seating for panels is strictly limited and available on a first come first serve basis and each room will be cleared between panels. Programming subject to change; attendees should check the schedule board on site for updates.

Programming at Wizard World Ohio Comic Con is available in detail at http://www.wizardworld.com/programming-ohio.html, and scheduled as follows:

ROOM LOCATIONS:
ROOM E172 – GENERAL PROGRAMMING
BALLROOM FOYER/2ND LEVEL – FRIDAY NIGHT DRINK & DRAW
THE TAVERN ON THE GREEN – SATURDAY NIGHT MASQUERADE PARTY


SEPTEMBER, 28th
9:00-11:00PM WIZARD WORLD DRINK & DRAW
For years, Drink and Draw events have been a simple excuse to hang out with artists and drink, which is a great idea and should be encouraged as much as possible. Tommy Castillo has taken it one step further! The Wizard World Drink and Draw is now a great time to drink and get to know the artists up close and personal, but is also a chance for the Artists to compete under the eye of a twenty-four year veteran of the field. Tommy Castillo will give a brief lesson on surviving the industry and puts his knowledge to good use while overseeing the work of the amateur and pro artists in a Wizard World Drink & Draw contest. Make sure to stay until the end when one Professional Artist will be selected to win a Free Artist Alley table at an upcoming Wizard World Show!!! (BALLROOM FOYER/2ND LEVEL)


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29th

11:00 – 11:45AM STORYTELLING WITH MICHAEL GOLDEN: TAKING IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL
Join groundbreaking storyteller Michael Golden – known for his work on Dr. Strange, The ‘Nam, G. I. Joe, and Batman – as he shares his fundamental rules for how to craft your story and take it to a professional level. (ROOM E172)

12:00 – 12:45PM ELIZA DUSHKU Q&A
Don’t miss Eliza Dushku’s first appearance on the Wizard World tour. Best known for her television roles as Faith on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, as well as the two Fox series, Tru Calling and Dollhouse, Eliza will share her career path, some behind the scenes experiences and answer fan questions. (ROOM E172)

1:30PM – 2:00PM WWE® SUPERSTAR CM PUNK® Q&A
From center ring to center stage at Wizard World Ohio Comic con, seven–time World Champion WWE® Superstar CM Punk® joins us to share his story. From backyard wrestling federation all the way to the big time, this superstar takes you through every step of his journey to the top. (ROOM E172)

2:15PM – 2:45PM HUMBERTO RAMOS & JORGE MOLINA
Join Mexican comic book artists Humberto Ramos (The Spectacular Spider-Man, The Amazing Spider-Man) and Jorge Molina (Ultimate Spider-Man, Spider-Man vs. Thor; Captain America: Man Out of Time; X-Men; Avengers: The Initiative) as they come together to discuss their experiences drawing Spider-Man and how they both broke into the comic industry. Humberto will discuss his thoughts on the importance of portfolio reviews and how the constructive feedback he received early on, helped him to prepare for his entry into comics almost 20 years ago. Jorge will walk you through his successful journey working with video games, clothing designs, product designs and how those experiences help land an exclusive two year contract with Marvel Comics. (ROOM E172)
3:00PM – 3:45PM STAR TREK PANEL W/ PATRICK STEWART & JOHN DE LANCIE
Boldly go where no one has gone before, as Star Trek’s legendary Captain Jean-Luc Picard, Patrick Stewart and Q, John de Lancie, join forces to share behind the scene stories aboard the Starship Enterprise and answer all of your Star Trek questions. Don’t miss your chance to listen in as Sir Patrick discusses his success outside of Star Trek as Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men series and other film favorites, as well as his love of theater and incredible work on the Broadway stage. (ROOM E172)

4:00PM – 4:45PM ALAN DAVIS Q&A
Don’t miss Alan Davis (Captain America; The Mighty Thor; The Avengers; Fantastic Four; X-Men), as he explains the importance of storytelling and how his International background and European perspective is uniquely reflected in his work. Bring the questions you have always wanted to ask and listen in as he shares some of the things he has learned in his 30+ years in the industry, as well as what he plans to do in the future. (ROOM E172)

5:00PM – 5:45PM VAL KILMER Q&A
Be there as Val Kilmer makes his first appearance on the Wizard World Comic Con tour. Best known for his roles as Jim Morrison in Oliver Stone's The Doors, Doc Holliday in Tombstone and Bruce Wayne/Batman in Joel Schumacher's Batman Forever, Val will share some of his favorite behind the scene stories and clue you in on the future to come. Don’t miss your chance to ask Val all of your most burning questions at our Ohio Comic Con. (ROOM E172)

6:00PM – 6:45PM THE BOONDOCK SAINTS Q&A
The bad boys of the blockbuster picture The Boondock Saints; Norman Reedus, Sean Patrick Flanery, and David Della Rocco will be storming the stage in style at Wizard World Ohio Comic Con. Join the MacManus brothers and Rocco as they rehash their experiences on set. (ROOM E172)

7:00PM – 9:00PM WIZARD WORLD ADULT COSTUME CONTEST
Hosted by our very own superhero Jarrett “The Defuser” Crippen, the Wizard World Ohio Comic Con adult costume contest is no joke. The best of the best will be dressed to impress in their superhero finest, so be prepared for some serious cosplay. Grab your buddies and suit up to take a chance at bringing home the gold! (ROOM E172)

9:00PM – 12:00AM WIZARD WORLD MASQUERADE PARTY
Join us for a little music, some cool prizes, and a whole lot of fun at the Official Wizard World Ohio Comic Con Masquerade Party at The Tavern on Front. The first 150 costumed fans will receive a drink ticket good for one free domestic beer, draft beer or well mixed drink. Music and emceeing all night by DJ Flair with drink specials, a special Wizard World drink and a grand prize of a $100 bar tab for the party’s best costumed fan. (THE TAVERN ON FRONT @ 343 NORTH FRONT STREET, COLUMBUS OH)



SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30th

10:00AM – 10:45AM VAMPIRE LORE AND OTHER URBAN MYTHS AND LEGENDS W/DR. REBECCA HOUSEL
If a little “love bite” could make you fast, stronger, more beautiful and immortal, why wouldn’t you do it? The “Pop Culture Professor” Dr. Rebecca Housel answers this question and more as she explores the world’s fascination with vampires, wolves, ghosts and everything supernatural. (ROOM E172)

12:00PM – 12:45PM DEAN CAIN Q&A
Dean Cain, the star of the popular American television series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman is landing onto the Wizard World stage. Citizen by day, superhero by night, Dean will share the secrets behind Clark Kent and what really went on behind the scenes. (ROOM E172)

1:00PM – 1:45PM NEAL ADAMS Q&A
Join fan powerhouse and revolutionary Neal Adams (Batman; Green Lantern; Green Arrow; X-Men; Superman) as he shares his thoughts on History, art and the business of comics and some of the things you should consider when trying to build a name for yourself in the industry. (ROOM E172)

2:00PM – 2:45PM WIZARD WORLD KIDS COSTUME CONTEST
Calling all kids ages 10 and under to come out and strut your stuff at the Wizard World Ohio Comic Con Kids Costume Contest. Hosted by our very own superhero, Jarrett “The Defuser” Crippen, you won’t want to miss this Kodak moment packed with a whole lot of fun, laughs and prizes for all participants! (ROOM E172)

3:00PM – 3:45PM CRAZY COASTERS W/ COSI
Hang out with Columbus Children’s Museum for this fun and educational panel, as they explore force and motion. Kids will work together to build their own roller coasters during this session and put the force of gravity to work in COSI’s marble challenge. (ROOM E172)

*Seating for panels is strictly limited and available on a first served basis. Each room will be cleared before panels. *Seating for panels is strictly limited and available on a first served basis. Each room will be cleared before panels.

For more on the 2012 Wizard World Ohio Comic Con, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/home-ohio.html.
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