Programming At 2012 Wizard World Austin Comic Con To Include 'Star Trek: TNG' Reunion, Q&A's With Patrick Stewart, Eliza Dushku, WWE® Superstar CM Punk®, Evening Parties!
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Programming At 2012 Wizard World Austin Comic Con To Include 'Star Trek: TNG' Reunion, Q&A's With Patrick Stewart, Eliza Dushku, WWE® Superstar CM Punk®, Evening Parties!
Programming At 2012 Wizard World Austin Comic Con To Include ‘Star Trek: TNG’ Reunion, Q&A’s With Patrick Stewart, Eliza Dushku, WWE® Superstar CM Punk®, Evening Parties

Dean Cain, ‘The Walking Dead’ Cast, Other Celebrities, Artist Sessions, Comics, Movies, TV Panels At Austin Convention Center, October 26-28


Wizard World today announced its most robust Austin Comic Con programming schedule ever, with a variety of sessions with top celebrities, superstar artists, industry insiders, evening parties, costume contests and dedicated kids activities, Oct. 26-28, 2012, at the Austin Convention Center. A once-in-a-generation special reunion of the cast of “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” individual Q&A’s with Patrick Stewart, Eliza Dushku and WWE® Superstar CM Punk® are among the more than 15 celebrity panels among the nearly 50 scheduled during the three days.

The evening entertainment includes the popular “Wizard World Drink & Draw” on Friday, Oct. 26, and “Wizard World Masquerade Party” on Saturday night.

Some of the more interesting panels include:

• Interactive celebrity Q&A’s with Stewart, Dushku, Punk, Dean Cain and Lou Ferrigno.
• Eight cast members of “Star Trek: TNG,” on stage for the first time in the U.S., including Stewart (Captain Picard), Jonathan Frakes (Commander William T. Riker), LeVar Burton (Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge), Michael Dorn (Lieutenant Worf), Marina Sirtis (Counselor Deanna Troi), Brent Spiner (Lt. Commander Data) and Gates McFadden (Dr. Beverly Crusher). This is an additional, paid event.
• “The Walking Dead” stars Norman Reedus, Michael Rooker and Jon Bernthal discuss the popular AMC show.
• “Star Trek: TNG” breakout sessions featuring the ladies (Sirtis, McFadden) and a selection of the men (Frakes, Burton, Spiner, Dorn) from the series.
• Creator spotlights with industry giants Neal Adams, Mike McKone, Bernie Wrightson, Humberto Ramos and more.
• Comprehensive discussions of a wide range of topics from vampires to series cancellations to webseries and more.
• Costume contests for adults (Saturday) and Kids (Sunday) for an early start to Halloween.
• Kids Day on Sunday, with a full slate of activities specially designed for the youngsters.

Unless noted, programming events take place in the designated General Programming Rooms (Ballroom FG, Ballroom E, Room 12AB) on the fourth floor of the Austin Convention Center. Many are included as part of standard Wizard World Austin 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.

A full list of Wizard World Austin programming is below; further details on each at http://www.wizardworld.com/programming-tx.html (subjects, guests, times and rooms subject to change):

ROOM LOCATIONS:
BALLROOM FG / 4th Floor – GENERAL PROGRAMMING
BALLROOM E / 4th Floor – GENERAL PROGRAMMING
ROOM 12AB / 4th Floor – GENERAL PROGRAMMING
HILTON AUSTIN/SALON J/6th FLOOR – FRIDAY NIGHT DRINK & DRAW

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26th
2:00 – 2:45PM TANYA MEMME Q&A
Join Tanya Memme, award winning actress, former Miss World Canada and Host of the Emmy nominated TV Show Sell This House on A&E as she takes the stage and takes your questions at Wizard World. (BALLROOM E)

3:00 – 3:45PM CREATOR SPOTLIGHT: BERNIE WRIGHTSON
(ROOM 12AB) Legendary artist Bernie Wrightson has been creating horror art for decades, working on everything from H.P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allen Poe, to illustrating Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein novel and collaborating with Stephen King on numerous projects including Creepshow and The Stand. Outside of horror he has worked for a variety of publishers, including DC Comics (co-created Swamp Thing), Marvel (Spider-Man, The Punisher), Dark Horse (City of Others) and currently for IDW (Frankenstein Alive! Alive!). So come listen to a master talk about a career spanning 40 years and still going strong. (ROOM 12AB)

3:00 – 3:45PM CRAIG PARKER Q&A
Best known for his roles as Haldir of Lorien, in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, the lycan, Sabas in Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, the villain with the great hair, Darken Rahl in The Legend of the Seeker and Spartacus chief nemesis, the Roman Praetor, Gaius Claudius Glaber, in the hit Starz original series, Spartacus: Blood and Sand, and Spartacus: Vengeance. Craig Parker comes to Austin to share his best and worst experiences on set, and to answer fan questions. (BALLROOM E)

3:00 – 3:45PM STAR TREK: TNG ENTERPRISE BRIDGE RESTORATION
New Starship is a Non-Profit organization made by fans for fans, to completely restore a Paramount built Star Trek The Next Generation Enterprise D Bridge set, and turn it into an interactive museum. Come hear what they’ve done, and what still need to be done to make this happen. (BALLROOM FG)

4:00 – 4:45PM CREATOR SPOTLIGHT: MIKE McKONE
Wizard World Special Guest Mike McKone is known for his work on Teen Titans, Fantastic Four, Green Lantern, Punisher War Zone, Justice League of America, Exiles and currently on Avengers Academy. Come listen to Mike talk about his career in comics, past, present and future, his influences and don’t forget to bring your questions. (ROOM 12AB)

4:00 – 4:45PM PAUL McGILLION Q&A
Starring as Doctor Carson Beckett in Stargate: Atlantis and appearing in hit shows like 24, Smallville and The X-Files, Paul McGillion has made a name for himself. With over 30 years of experience he has a wealth of information and stories to tell. So come with your questions or just sit back and listen to this fan Q&A. (BALLROOM E)

5:00 – 5:45PM MAKING WEBCOMICS, WITH SCOTT KURTZ AND BRAD GUIGAR
Join two of Webcomics' most prolific pioneers as they discuss the future of independent comics on the Web (and beyond). (ROOM 12AB)

5:00 – 5:45PM SOFIA MILOS Q&A
CSI :Miami’s Columbian detective Yelina Salas (Sofia Milos) makes her Wizard World debut at Austin. With 20 years of TV and Film experience Sofia Milos knows a thing or two about making it in the entertainment industry. Come listen as she shares her experiences on and off the screen, and don’t forget to bring your questions. (BALLROOM E)

5:00 – 5:45PM DCU ONLINE: BRINGING THE COMIC UNIVERSE TO LIFE
Hear from Sony Online (developers of DCU Online) on their experiences in bringing the fantastic and expansive world of DC to the video game media. (BALLROOM FG)

6:00 – 6:45PM CANCELLED! WHAT DO YOU MEAN, CANCELLED?
Don't you just hate it when you start to really get involved with a TV show and then ... Bam ... Cancelled! Can a fan campaign really work? It's been known to happen once in a while. Come see what has happened to some of your favorite shows that were cancelled before their time, and learn what you can do to show your support. (ROOM 12AB)

6:00 – 6:45PM VOICE ACTING WITH VIC MIGNOGNA
Vic Mignogna is most certainly a jack–of–all–trades. His talents stretch from voice actor to the popular anime series Fullmetal Alchemist to the stage production Camelot. It’s no wonder why Mr. Mignogna was the 2007 recipient of the American Anime Awards for Best Actor for his work in Fullmetal Alchemist. Come join him as he discusses his experiences, achievements and what it takes to make it in the industry! (BALLROOM E)

6:00 – 6:45PM THE WOMEN OF STAR TREK: TNG W/ MARINA SIRTIS AND GATES McFADDEN
From behind the scenes, to in front of the camera Marina Sirtis and Gates McFadden have boldly gone where few women have gone before. Come listen as they discuss their time on the hit TV show Star Trek: The Next Generation. (BALLROOM FG)

8:00 – 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!!! (HILTON AUSTIN/SALON J, 6th FLOOR)


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27th
11:00 – 11:45AM KOSPLAY KOMBAT: DC vs. MARVEL
It's DC vs. Marvel in this special comic book edition of Kosplay Kombat. Kosplay Kombat is a mash-up of Pokemon and Mortal Kombat. We pit cosplayers and their handlers against each other in the ultimate fight to the death! Come help cheer on your favorite side! (ROOM 12AB)

11:00 – 11:45AM 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. (BALLROOM E)

11:00 – 11:45AM FIRST COMICS: THE RELAUNCH!
First Comics, the legendary independent comic book company, is back with vengeance! The cutting edge publisher who brought us the first Japanese manga (Lone Wolf and Cub), the first comic drawn and lettered entirely on a computer (Shatter), the first graphic novel (Beowulf), the first theatrical play adaptations (the WARPtrilogy), colorized trades of Eastman and Laird’s original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, new full color volumes of Classics Illustrated, and such seminal titles as Jon Sable Freelance, The Badger, American Flagg!, Nexus, The Black Flame, Whisper, E-MAN, Starslayer, and GrimJack, has relaunched full tilt with the same approach that brought them so much success the first time: “Take creative risks, find great entertainment, and publish it.” Putting out both classic titles and new original titles, First Comics has a stunning slate of publications scheduled for 2013 along with seven full preview books available exclusively to WIZARD WORLD AUSTIN attendees. Come see what First Comics has in store for the comics world! With guest creators Matt Sturges (Jack of Fables, Fairest), Dave Justus (co-creator of Public Relations), Dan Cote (co-creator of Zen Intergallactic Ninja), creator/writer Steve Stern (Frickin’Butt Kickin’ Zombie Ants), and company director and First Comics original co-founder Ken F. Levin. (BALLROOM FG)

12:00 – 12:45PM CREATOR SPOTLIGHT: NEAL ADAMS
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 12AB)

12:00 – 12:45PM 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. (BALLROOM E)

12:00 – 12:30PM PATRICK STEWART Q&A
Boldly go where no one has gone before, as Star Trek’s legendary Captain Jean-Luc Picard, Patrick Stewart takes the stage 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. (BALLROOM FG)

1:00 – 1:45PM FROM CONCEPTION TO PAGE
What goes into creating a comic book? How do you take an idea from its infancy, and put it onto the page? Join artist Rob Guillory (Chew), writer/cartoonist Hope Larson (A Wrinkle in Time, Mercury, Chiggers) and writer Matthew Sturges (Jack of Fable, House of Mystery, JSA All-Stars) as they discuss the creative process from start to finish. (ROOM 12AB)

1:00 – 1:45PM DIGITAL PAINTING
Sam Deats is a Creative Director at Powerhouse Animation Studios, Inc. and will be sharing various digital painting tricks of the trade. Sam has been a concept artist and digital painter for over 7 years and has developed looks and styles for many game projects and cinemas including those in Epic Mickey, Darksiders 2, Starhawk, Risk Factions and more. Sam Deats is well known for his speed and command of Photoshop and will be sharing some of his secrets with the class. (BALLROOM E)

1:00 – 1:45PM THE BOONDOCK SAINTS Q&A
The bad boys of the blockbuster picture The Boondock Saints; Sean Patrick Flanery, and David Della Rocco will be storming the stage in style at Wizard World Austin Comic Con. Join one half of the MacManus brothers and Rocco as they rehash their experiences on set. (BALLROOM FG)

2:00 – 2:45PM CREATOR SPOTLIGHT: HUMBERTO RAMOS
Wizard World Special Guest Humberto Ramos has spent the past 20 years carving out a career that few artists can say they have. Best known for his work on Spider-Man, Crimson, Out There and his most recent creator owned project with writer Paul Jenkins, Fairy Quest. Join Ramos in this special Q&A session. (ROOM 12AB)

2:00 – 2:45PM ADULT STAR WARS ORIGAMI: CHRISTOPHER ALEXANDER
Master folder Chris Alexander, author of Star Wars Origami, will demonstrate and teach the master folding techniques to make Star Wars origami figures. Attendees will fold models with art from the movies. Materials included! (BALLROOM E)

2:00 – 2:45PM ELIZA DUSHKU Q&A
Don’t miss Eliza Dushku’s 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. (BALLROOM FG)

3:00 – 3:45PM 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 12AB)

3:00 – 3:45PM ZENESCOPE: BIG HITTERS AND BIGGER NEWS
Zenescope writer Pat Shand talks about his newest stories that are hitting store shelves now, and the Digital Voice of Zenescope, Stephen Haberman, talks other big news about the company and its projects. Panelists: Stephen Haberman, Patrick Shand. (BALLROOM E)

3:00 – 3:45PM LARRY NEMECEK'S TREKLAND: BETWEEN THE CRACKS...2012 DOUBLE-WHAMMY EDITION!
Join "Dr. Trek", author-historian-producer Larry Nemecek (The Con of Wrath, ST:TNG Companion, Trekland: On Speaker) as he shares his archives as we party for the 30th anniversary of The Wrath of Khan, and the 25th for The Next Generation: behind the scenes, humor, the what-ifs, the bizarre—and always some all-new blooper stills, to boot. And there's that flick coming next year: The Con of Wrath, of course—Larry's documentary. Oh, yes—and then that other movie, too. (BALLROOM FG)

4:00 – 4:45PM BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD ARTIST Q&A
What drives an artist to work day in and day out at this profession? What motivates them to get up every morning or in some cases evening, and go back to the drawing board? Join artists June Brigman (Brenda Starr, Power Pack, Alpha Flight) Will Conrad (X-Men, New Avengers, Serenity), Miran Kim (Hellraiser, The X-Files, The Fallen), and David Marquez (Ultimate Spider-Man, Fantastic Four: Season One) as they discuss all this and more in this Q&A session. (ROOM 12AB)

4:00 – 4:45PM WEBSERIES CREATORS ANONYMOUS
What builds The Guild? Is web content replacing television or supplementing it? Webseries creators from Geeks and Gamers Anonymous (Alex Langley, Katrina Hill, Marko Head), The Variants (Richard Neal, Ken Lowery), and Awkward Embraces (Jessica Mills) gather to discuss the creative process from inception through casting, fundraising, production, and promotion of original programming in the age of YouTube. Moderated by Alan Kistler (comicbookresources.com, The Unofficial Batman Trivia Challenge) (BALLROOM E)

4:00 – 4:45PM RAY PARK Q&A
Known for his roles as Darth Maul in Star Wars: Episode 1, Toad in X-Men and Snake Eyes in G.I. Joe and the upcoming G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Ray Park returns to Wizard World! Join him and ask your questions in this Q&A session. (BALLROOM FG)

5:00 – 5:45PM FROM COMICS TO FILM
Ever wonder how comics get made into feature films and television shows? Or how independent comic creators can protect themselves and still have a chance at having that happen? Ken F. Levin, whom Marvel EIC Joe Quesada dubbed “the rep to the comic stars”, is here to tell you! Ken occupies in a unique position as a major player on the gateway between the comics industry and Hollywood. In the 1980’s, Levin co-founded First Comics, the first successful comic book company since Marvel, and since 2011 has directed the company’s relaunch into publishing. Levin’s talent management company, NightSky Management has worked with a small select list of top comic creators for more than fifteen years, and Levin has been instrumental in negotiating, setting up and/or producing some of the comics industry’s most anticipated comics based films, including Road to Perdition, Hellboy and Hellboy 2, and Wanted. Currently in the pipeline Levin has Wanted 2 (at Universal), The Boys (at Paramount, which Levin is executive producing), Red Star (at Warner Bros. with Levin as Executive Producer), Preacher (at Sony, Levin is Executive Producer), and The Scribbler, based on NightSky client Dan Schaffer’s screenplay adapting his The Scribbler graphic novel (currently in post-production, which Levin and Gabe Cowan of New Artists Alliance are producing). (ROOM 12AB)

5:00 – 5:45PM SHADOW BRINGERS: FROM IDEA TO INTERNET
If you've ever thought about making your own short film or web series, this is the panel for you! Join series creator/writer & director Chuck Michael (sound designer/editor for over 80 major motion pictures, including Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Dragonball: Evolution, and X-Men: The Last Stand) and members of the Shadow Bringers cast as they discuss the process of making short-format projects on a limited budget. Chuck, producer Joe Montague, and actors Mark DeLisle, Caitlin Rose Williams, Rocki DuCharme and Ginny You will discuss writing, directing, acting, filming and post-production for their new 6-episode web series, and take you through the entire process from concept to final product. Catch a first look at episodes 1 & 2 (5 mins each) of this quirky, supernatural series. Check out the Shadow Bringers trailer at www.bringtheshadows.net. (BALLROOM E)

5:30 – 7:00PM STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION 25th ANNIVERSARY REUNION – PAID EVENT
Boys and Girls, Ladies and Gentlemen, be prepared for the event of a lifetime! On stage for only the second time in History, the cast of TNG live and for your viewing pleasure! Watch them interact, field questions, and supply witty answers to your questions on stage. These are not look a likes or impersonators, but the real thing! Members scheduled to attend include Patrick Stewart (Captain Picard), Jonathan Frakes (Commander William T. Riker), LeVar Burton (Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge), Michael Dorn (Lieutenant Worf), Marina Sirtis (Counselor Deanna Troi), Brent Spiner (Lt. Commander Data) and Gates McFadden (Dr. Beverly Crusher). (BALLROOM FG)

6:00 ─ 6:45PM BATMAN AND PSYCHOLOGY
Now that The Dark Knight Rises has concluded Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, superherologist and psychologist Dr. Travis Langley (author of Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight) delves beneath Batman’s cowl to examine the complex inner world of Bruce Wayne in comic books and films. Does Batman have PTSD, OCD, or any other mental illness? Why the mask, the bat, and attraction to the cat he ought to lock up? Why won't he kill that homicidal, green-haired clown? And what lies ahead for Gotham City’s masked hero? Is Batman broken? (ROOM 12AB)

6:00 – 6:30PM WWE® SUPERSTAR CM PUNK® Q&A
From center ring to center stage at Wizard World Austin 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. (BALLROOM E)

7:00PM – 9:00PM WIZARD WORLD ADULT COSTUME CONTEST
Hosted by our very own superhero Jarrett “The Defuser” Crippen, the Wizard World Austin 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! (BALLROOM FG)

9:00PM – 2:00AM WIZARD WORLD MASQUERADE PARTY
Join us for music, prizes, and a whole lot of fun at the Official Wizard World Austin Comic Con Masquerade Party at Maggie Mae’s. The first costumed fans will receive a drink ticket good for one free domestic beer, margarita on the rocks, or well mixed drink. Music and emceeing all night with drink specials and a grand prize of a $50 bar tab for the party’s best costumed fan. (MAGGIE MAE’S @ 323 EAST 6thSTREET)


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28th
11:00 – 11:45AM HOUND KIDS PRESENTS BORDER-PUPS: CRASHBAT AND SUPER SPACE SHERIFFS BOOK READING
Join Brimstone as he reads the Border-Pups children's books Crashbat and Super Space Sheriffs. Follow everyone's favorite Borderhounds featured in their early years as they teach our children the importance of various life lessons including 'speaking kindly to one another' and 'self-esteem' to 'brushing your teeth' as well as tackling pressing and pertinent issues such as 'anti-bullying'. The Border-Pups series is simply good natured literature ranging from pre-school aged children through young readers. Brimstone will also play "Brim Says" with the kids and the winner will receive their favorite Border-Pups book autographed by Brimstone. (BALLROOM E)

11:00 – 11:30 AM MY LIFE AS THE HULK W/LOU FERRIGNO
The original Incredible Hulk smashes his way onto the Wizard World stage to take your questions. So you better come prepared, or else!

Plus see a special screening of LIBERATOR starring Lou Ferrigno (The Incredible Hulk) as a washed-up, disgraced ex-superhero whose secret black ops past comes back to haunt him as he tries to put his life back together. Also stars Peta Wilson (La Femme Nikita), Michael Dorn (better known as Worf, son of Mogh), Don "The Dragon" Wilson (Bloodfist) and the legendary Ed Asner (Up). (BALLROOM FG)

12:00 – 12:45PM DRAWING CARTOON CHARACTERS
Veteran Animator, Aaron Romo will share drawing and animation techniques to draw fun cartoon characters. Aaron Romo is an animator at Powerhouse Animation Studios, Inc. in Austin Texas and has worked on many of your favorite cartoon characters including many Disney characters over the course of his career. Learn how to construct characters, show emotion in your drawings, and have fun making art. (BALLROOM E)

12:00 – 12:45PM THE WALKING DEAD Q&A W/NORMAN REEDUS AND MICHAEL ROOKER
AMC’s hit series, based on Robert Kirkman’s ultra-hot zombie series from Image, has just returned for its third season. Join the Dixon brothers, Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon) and making his Wizard World debut Michael Rooker (Merle Dixon), as they discuss what it takes to survive a zombie apocalypse in the special Q&A session. (BALLROOM FG)

1:00 – 1:45PM HEY, KIDS COMICS! APE ENTERTAINMENT TALKS ABOUT COMICS FOR KIDS OF ALL AGES!
Come join a lively conversation with Ape COO Brent E. Erwin, Editor Weldon Adams and writer Mark Finn (Fruit Ninja) as they talk all about Ape Entertainment’s KiZoic Young Reader line. Hear about their DreamWorks comics Kung Fu Panda, Penguins of Madagascar, and the new How to Train your Dragon! Meet Richie Rich GEMS and Strawberry Shortcake Editor Weldon Adams he is berry funny folks. Ask all about Ape’s new all ages digital comics “Squids” and the much anticipated “Fruit Ninja!” Come join the fun! (BALLROOM E)

1:00 – 1:45PM HOW TO GET INTO THE GAME INDUSTRY
Ever wonder how to get into the game industry? Now is your chance to hear the stories straight from industry professionals. Ask questions and see if any of the stories apply to you. (BALLROOM FG)

2:00 – 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 Austin 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! (BALLROOM E)

2:00 – 2:45PM JONATHAN FRAKES, LEVAR BURTON, BRENT SPINER & MICHAEL DORN
Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Brent Spiner and Michael Dorn are forever immortalized in the Star Trek mythos. Join them as they take the stage to take your questions on everything Star Trek: The Next Generation. (BALLROOM FG)

3:00 – 3:45PM KIDS STAR WARS ORIGAMI: CHRISTOPHER ALEXANDER
Master folder Chris Alexander, author of Star Wars Origami, will demonstrate and teach the master folding techniques to make Star Wars origami figures. Kids will fold models with art from the movies. Materials included! (BALLROOM E)

3:00 – 3:45PM STAR TREK: STATE OF THE FRANCHISE
How much longer will movie rumor, anniversary nostalgia and product news pass for an active Trek fandom? Are gaming, novels, comics and fan films enough? How and what shape would a return to Trek TV look like these days? Join author/historian/producer LARRY NEMECEK— and YOU— for an eyes-wide sharing about the biz and the fandom... All the angles that may be new to you—or maybe just everyone else. (BALLROOM FG)

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



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