PANEL ROOM LOCATIONS:
ROOM 23 – MEET & GREET / GENERAL PROGRAMMING
ROOM 25 – CELEBRITY / GENERAL PROGRAMMING
ROOM 26A – GENERAL PROGRAMMING
ROOM 26BC – GENERAL PROGRAMMING
BALLROOM AB – CELEBRITY PROGRAMMING (SATURDAY ONLY)
TABLE TOP GAMING – SHOW FLOOR
VIDEO GAMING – SHOW FLOOR
Programming is FREE with your Wizard World wristband unless otherwise noted.
*Listed programming subject to change. Please check wizardworld.com for the most up-to-date Programming information.
*Seating for panels is strictly limited and available on a first-served basis. Only V.I.P. ticket holders are guaranteed seats for designated panels. Panel rooms are not cleared after each session.
THURSDAY, FEBUARY 25th
7:00PM - 11:00PM OFFICIAL WIZARD WORLD KICK OFF THE CON PARTY
Don't miss the first official event of Wizard World Comic Con Cleveland weekend taking place at Hard Rock Cafe Cleveland! Join us for this exclusive event for your chance to see Wizard World celebrity guests Cas Anvar and Jason David Frank! Tune into their interactive Q&A session while enjoying some appetizers and beverages! Click Here (http://wizardworld.ticketleap.com/clevelandkickoff/) to purchase your tickets now! "Kick Off the Con" is presented by Wizard World and Hard Rock Cafe Cleveland.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26TH
3:00 – 4:30PM TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION (VIDEO GAMING-SHOW FLOOR)
4:30 – 5:15PM HOW TO DRAW FUNNY! WITH THE SIMPSONS’ PHIL ORTIZ, LOVE AND CAPES’ THOM ZAHLER AND NANCY’S GUY GILCHRIST (ROOM 26A)
Ever wonder how humor artists are able to create characters and stories that leave us laughing like idiots? Here, one of the finest practitioners of the simple art of humor, Phil Ortiz (The Simpsons), Thom Zahler (Love and Capes) and Guy Gilchrist (Nancy) tell and show you how they do it! Moderated by Danny Fingeroth (How to Create Comics from Script to Print).
4:30 – 5:15PM GENDER AND RACE IN COMICS by THE BEDFORD HIGH SCHOOL COMIC BOOK CLUB (ROOM 26BC)
Comic books are a celebration of an enduring, original American art form. However, diversity from characters to creators has always been a struggle. Please join Bedford High School’s Comic Book Club as they examine who’s missing in popular comics and offer their own creations as a means to jumpstart a conversation.
5:00 – 6:00PM STREET FIGHTER V TOURNAMENT (VIDEO GAMING – SHOW FLOOR)
5:30 – 6:15PM NASA AND THE SCIENCE OF SUPERMAN (ROOM 26A)
"Faster than a speeding bullet. More powerful than a locomotive. Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound." These are just a few of Superman's incredible abilities thanks to his origin as a 'strange visitor from another planet.' From his 1938 creation by Clevelanders Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, the 'man of tomorrow' has been rooted in science fiction. Superman's origin and abilities will be contrasted with science fact underlying some of NASA's amazing accomplishments.
5:30 – 6:15PM ‘GAME OF THRONES’ FAN PANEL (ROOM 26BC)
Join Liz and Lindi, creators of PureFandom.com and writers for Entertainment Weekly, to talk about the latest in the land of Westeros. You’ll have a chance to win some awesome ‘Game of Thrones' swag and prizes, PLUS talk about how much you miss Jon Snow. Dragons allowed. Follow @Pure_Fandom on Twitter to get a sneak peek of prizes!
6:00 – 7:00PM SUPER SMASH BROS. WII U TOURNAMENT (VIDEO GAMING – SHOW FLOOR)
6:30 - 7:15PM LEGEND TO LEGACY: CLEVELAND’S SUPERMAN STATUE PROJECT (ROOM 26A)
Back in the 1930s, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster created the first version of Superman while students at Cleveland's Glenville High School. In that time, the Man of Steel has become one of the most recognizable figures in the world and the cornerstone of a new mythology. Now, eighty years later, the city of Cleveland will honor Siegel and Shuster with a statue recognizing that great achievement. The panel will review the latest news on the project and the long journey to make that dream a reality.
6:30 – 7:15PM ALL THINGS PRO WRESTLING WITH WRESTLINGAUDIO.COM & CON RADIO (ROOM 26BC)
Win autographed goodies from your favorite WWE superstars or divas and talk all things sports entertainment! Join WrestlingAudio hosts, Mo Lightning and Ballz, for an interactive discussion on "the Road to WrestleMania", NXT's growing influence on the industry, seasons 1 & 2 of Lucha Underground, the good ol’ days of ECW, Ring of Honor, TNA/Impact Wrestling.. Nothing is off-limits in this rowdy pro-wrestling discussion! Follow @wrestlingaudio for even more wrestling action.
7:30 – 8:15PM COSTUMES + PLAYING = COSPLAY! SO WHAT DOES THAT ACTUALLY MEAN? (ROOM 26A)
Join Wizard World’s Damian Beurer and an assembly of top-notch cosplayers who will tell you everything you need to know about dressing up in costumes and going out in public. From wardrobe malfunctions to crazy fans, to how to construct your own costumes and even how to go to the bathroom (you know, in costume), this cosplay squad will give you the inside skinny on the ultimate in spandex fandom. We’ll share photos, take questions from the audience, and hopefully inspire you to join in.
8:30 – 10:30PM CREATOR PRO AM: DRINK & DRAW
All artist and writers are invited to come and compete in this live drawing and writing competition! You bring the creativity and we will take care of the rest! Scenarios and scenes will be described to the artist and writers, where you will have 1 hour to compete. Stay through to the end where one writer and one artist will be selected to win amazing prizes! Including prizes from Vantage:Inhouse Productions and U Cre-8 Comics. FREE with your Wizard World wristband. Located at: Winking Lizard Tavern, 811 Huron Road, Cleveland, OH 44115. Hosted by Victor Dandridge
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27TH
10:00 – 12:30PM TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION (VIDEO GAMING – SHOW FLOOR)
11:00 – 11:45AM CIVIL WAR: PICK YOUR SIDE (ROOM 25)
Guests will be invited to share and debate their side of the Super Hero Registration Act. The panel will allow guests to express their views and show why they have decided to join the side they have. Names will be taken upon entry of the panel, and then drawn throughout to allow each guest a fair chance to speak. This is meant to be a fun way for fans to get into the action of the upcoming movie Civil War and live out the debates their favorite characters had. It is also a chance for those new to the Marvel world to hear about the two sides and it may help them know who to side with in the end.
11:00 – 11:45AM SHOT THROUGH THE HEART: SUPERHEROES AND SHIPPING IN A SOCIAL MEDIA AGE (ROOM 26A)
To ship or not to ship? That is the question that faces many superhero fans when it comes to social media. Television journalist Laura Hurley and social media maestra Corinne Huntley will tackle everything from the online vocabulary of shipping to why wanting a little love along with the action isn't a bad thing for superhero series.
11:30 – 12:15PM DIVERSITY IN THE INDUSTRY (ROOM 26BC)
A panel geared to spark awareness and imaginative thinking to assist with social and creative enrichment through “paradigm breaking” (thinking out of the box) approaches towards a directed effort in diversifying the industry market with fresh new characters and content, presented by AHR Visions, LLC
11:30 – 12:15PM THE DOCTOR WILL SEE YOU: MATT SMITH (BALLROOM AB)
English TV actor, thespian and film director, Matt Smith, is joining Wizard World for an inside look into his journey as actor. Best known for his portrayal of the wibbly-wobbly Doctor in the BBC's Doctor Who, Matt Smith has not only left his indelible mark on the 50-year-old legacy, but also taught us that bow ties and fish sticks with custard are cool. Smith began carrying the mantel of Time Lord back in 2009 as the youngest Doctor in the show's history, and just retired his sonic screwdriver during the sentimental and heartfelt Christmas Special episode this past December. Join us for this discussion with Matt Smith as he shares his favorite memories of traveling through time, his growth as an actor over the past 4 years, and how being the iconic Doctor has changed his life.
12:00 - 12:45PM SUPERSTAR ARTISTS: STAR WARS’ JOE CORRONEY, MARVEL ZOMBIES’ GEOF ISHERWOOD, TRANSFORMERS’ ANDREW GRIFFITH & CAPTAIN ACTION’S JAKE MINOR (ROOM 26A)
Top comics artists talk about their careers, their craft, the comics business and whatever else might come up—and may even show you some of their top-secret techniques! Join peerless pencilers Joe Corroney (Star Wars; Star Trek), Geof Isherwood (Marvel Zombies; Dr, Strange), Andrew Griffith (Transformers: Robots in Disguise; Star Wars) and Jake Minor (Captain Action; Sheena) Danny Fingeroth (Spider-Man; How to Create Comics from Script to Print) moderates.
12:00 -12:45PM LET’S SHUT DOWN SOME STREETS: BRINGING THE AVENGERS, CAPTAIN AMERICA, AND THE RUSSO BROTHERS TO CLEVELAND (ROOM 25)
Please join Ivan Schwarz, President of the Greater Cleveland Film Commission, and Cleveland’s own Joe and Anthony Russo as they talk about how Cleveland landed "Marvel’s The Avengers," what it was like for the Russo Brothers to direct "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" in their hometown and the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the film industry in Cleveland.
12:30 - 1:15PM THE GAME FIX PODCAST PRESENTS: AN INTERACTIVE VIDEO GAME SHOW WITHOUT THE LOADING-SCREEN (ROOM 26BC)
The Game Fix crew thinks glitches are hilarious. Join Verlane, Spanish, and Link as they discuss and show you some of their funny glitches and giveaway some pretty cool swag including, Avenger action figures from Retroland Toys in Willoughby! Also, Don't be a NOOB, submit your glitches on Twitter with #EmbraceTheGlitch by February 26, 2016 for a chance to see your glitch at the panel on the big screen!
12:30 - 1:15PM TIME-TRAVELING WITH KAREN GILLAN (BALLROOM AB)
She's used to hanging out with the Doctor, but for this Q&A, Karen Gillan will be your companion! Join the Doctor Who fan-favorite companion as she discusses her time on the popular TV show, her interaction with Matt Smith, life after the TARDIS, her stage debut, her memorable role as Nebula in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, her time as the lead in Selfie & more!
1:00 – 2:30PM STREET FIGHTER V TOURNAMENT (VIDEO GAMING – SHOW FLOOR)
1:00 - 1:45PM WRITE OR WRONG: "HOW TO MANAGE YOUR BRAND AS A CREATOR" (ROOM 26A)
Writer/Creator Dirk Manning (Image Comics, Devil's Due, Big Dog Ink, WRITE OR WRONG) discusses how to build your personal brand as an aspiring writer or artist in order to get others to notice your creator-owned comics in this informative and entertaining panel! Topics discussed include networking, successfully working with other creators, Kickstarter, and more! If doing the "desk work" is only the first step, what comes next? Come hear this veteran and inspiring creator guide you through the steps to success!
1:00 - 1:45PM A MAJOR LEAGUE CAREER: CORBIN BERNSEN (ROOM 25)
If Corbin Bernsen looks familiar it’s because he has appeared in hundreds of television shows and films in his career including L.A. Law, which earned him multiple Emmy nominations, Psych and the Major League film series based on the Cleveland Indians! Corbin steps up to the plate to answer your questions in this rare Wizard World Q&A!
1:00 - 1:45PM STORYTELLING WITH MICHAEL GOLDEN (ROOM 23)
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 the professional level.
1:30 - 2:15PM DRAFTING AN UNDERBUST CORSET PATTERN with WIZARD WORLD COSPLAY GUEST BRIT BLISS (ROOM 26BC)
Learn the basics of constructing a simple underbust corset pattern by using your own measurements and some every day sewing tools.
1:30 – 2:00PM MICHAEL ROOKER VERSUS THE AUDIENCE (BALLROOM AB)
Michael Rooker, who burst on the scene more than two decades ago in the title role in Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, also had key roles in Cliffhanger, The Bone Collector, Mississippi Burning, Sea of Love and Days of Thunder. While many have fit the brute, villain and psychopath type, he has also shown versatility in numerous “good guy” roles in his career, none more apparent than the love-hate fan favorite Merle Dixon on AMC’s acclaimed series, The Walking Dead. Moreover, Rooker’s star continues to rise as with Marvel’s intergalactic superhero team, Guardians of the Galaxy. Being casted as the game hunter, Yondu Udonta of the Zatoan tribe, Rooker has brought his signature flair to the role and marked his stamp onto the Marvel Universe. Don’t wait to join Michael Rooker in this special Q&A!
2:00 – 2:45PM FROM THE AVENGERS TO AGENT CARTER TO JESSICA JONES—AND SOME DUDE NAMED DEADPOOL! MARVEL COMICS AT 77 WITH SPIDER-MAN’S DANNY FINGEROTH AND CAPTAIN AMERICA’S TONY ISABELLA (ROOM 26A)
In 1939, Marvel Comics #1 debuted, unleashing The Sub-Mariner and The Human Torch on the world, and launching what would come to be known as the Marvel Universe. Danny Fingeroth (Deadly Foes of Spider-Man; The Stan Lee Universe) and Tony Isabella (Ghost Rider; Black Lightning) present an illustrated tour through the many decades of comics, movies and TV series that make up the phenomenon that is Marvel.
2:30 – 3:15PM JOINING THE WORLD OF LARP with WIZARD WORLD COSPLAY GUEST KAZA MARIE (ROOM 26BC)
How to become a Live Action Roleplayer hosted by Kaza Marie, aka LARP Girl. Learn what larp is, how to do it, how to make a starting costume and all the fun to be had as a larper.
2:30 – 3:15PM RETURN TO NIGHTMARES WITH ROBERT ENGLUND (BALLROOM AB)
Veteran character actor Robert Englund has appeared in over 75 feature films and starred in four TV series. He has starred alongside Oscar-winners Henry Fonda, Susan Sarandon and Jeff Bridges. Since 1984 he's achieved international fame as the iconic boogeyman Freddy Krueger in the hit franchise A Nightmare on Elm Street and its seven sequels. Now join Robert as he give his fans a glimpse into his life and career as one of the most iconic horror film characters of all time!
3:00 – 4:30PM SUPER SMASH BROS. WII U TOURNAMENT (VIDEO GAMING – SHOW FLOOR)
3:00 - 3:45PM HOW TO SUCCEED IN SELF-PUBLISHING with DEVIL’S DUE ENTERTAINMENT’S JOSH BLAYLOCK (ROOM 26A)
Years ago Josh leveraged huge brands like G.I. Joe, Voltron, and even Barack Obama to create his name in comics as a creator and entrepreneur and turned that into Devil's Due Entertainment. Hundreds of comics and several movie deals later, he's doing it all over again with crowdfunding and online marketing, and revolutionizing how the unknown creator can blaze her own path for a long term career in comics. Featured on & in Machinima, the Chicago Tribune, the Today Show and Wall Street Journal, Josh has become an authority not just in comics, but in creating your personal brand. To start, text SELFPUB to 44222 for more info to help you prep!
3:00 - 3:45PM CONTV PRESENTS THE GREEN POWER RANGER: JASON DAVID FRANK (ROOM 25)
Come see the original Green Power Ranger, Jason David Frank live in this exciting Wizard World panel. Don’t miss your chance to ask your questions in this special audience Q&A session and learn more about his reality CONtv show My Morphin Life!
3:30 - 4:15PM THE CHAOS AND BALANCE OF A FULL TIME ARTIST with SHAWN COSS OF CYANIDE AND HAPPINESS (ROOM 26BC)
A Q&A with Shawn Coss of Cyanide & Happiness as he talks about the life of a "professional cartoonist" and the chaos and balancing act an artist must juggle at any given moment. And a deeper look into how one can break into the scene and what pitfalls lie ahead.
3:30 – 4:15PM WOMEN OF S.H.I.E.L.D.: CHLOE BENNET AND ELIZABETH HENSTRIDGE (BALLROOM AB)
As Agents Daisy ‘Skye’ Johnson, Chloe Bennet and Jemma Simmons, Elizabeth Henstridge have seen every side of the Marvel Universe: They’ve fought alongside S.H.I.E.L.D., infiltrated Hydra, gained powers and become Inhuman, survived the harsh conditions of a mysterious planet & more! What’s next for your favorite agents? Bring your questions and find out.
4:00 – 4:45PM HOW TO EXHIBIT AT A CONVENTION (ROOM 26A)
Are you ready to cross the line from fan to pro? Ready to set up and exhibit at a convention. Join Thom Zahler (Love and Capes, My Little Pony) and friends as they discuss the ins and outs of setting up at a convention. What do you bring? What do you need? How do you do a show across the country as well as you can do one at home?
4:00 – 4:30PM THE VOICES IN YOUR GAME AND ON YOUR TV: CAS ANVAR (ROOM 25)
Splitting his time between acting in your favorite video games (Altair - Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, COD:BO2, Halo 4) and roles in The Expanse, Olympus, and Shattered Glass, Cas Anvar has been pretty busy. Today he takes the Wizard World stage to tell tales from his different work experiences, and answer all your questions.
4:30 – 5:15PM CON RADIO PRESENTS: A LIVE RECORDING OF THE FIGURATIVELY SPEAKING PODCAST (ROOM 26BC)
From Marvel Legends to NECA to DC Collectibles to Funko Pops, We discuss everything toy and action figure related. Bring your opinions and your questions to this fun and interactive podcast recording.
Follow us at @figspeakpodcast for more news and panel details.
4:30 – 5:15PM CREATING CIVIL WAR with FRANK GRILLO and THE RUSSO BROTHERS (BALLROOM AB)
Cleveland’s own Joe and Anthony Russo (Directors - Captain America: Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War – Parts 1&2) take the stage with Frank Grillo (Brock Rumlow / Crossbones – Captain America: Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War, The Purge series) to answer your questions….or at least the questions they are allowed to answer about this summers highly anticipated sequel.
5:00 – 6:30PM GAMESTOP REGIONAL SMASH TOP 8 FINAL (VIDEO GAMING – SHOW FLOOR)
5:00 - 5:45PM HOW TO WRITE COMICS with MARVEL ZOMBIES’ FRED VAN LENTE, POWER PACK’S MARC SUMERAK, BLACK LIGHTNING’S TONY ISABELLA & SPIDER-MAN’S DANNY FINGEROTH (ROOM 26A)
Accomplished comics writers Fred Van Lente (Marvel Zombies; Archer & Armstrong), Marc Sumerak (Power Pack; Spider-Man), Tony Isabella (Captain America; Black Lightning) and Danny Fingeroth (How to Create Comics From Script to Print; Spider-Man) talk about how to put together a compelling comics story. Plus, they’ll answer your questions about both the creative and business sides of the comics writing profession, including how to find an artist to work with (hint: a comics convention is the number one place!) and how to write exciting dialogue!
5:00 – 5:45PM JASON MEWES’ SECRET STASH (ROOM 25)
Unlike the character of Silent Bob, Jay has no problem running his mouth. Attend this Wizard World Q&A and you’ll hear the man behind Jay, Jason Mewes, isn’t much different! Mallrats, Clerks, Dogma, Chasing Amy, Mewes Juice.. he’ll talk about it all. No really, he will!
5:30 – 6:15PM JASON DAVID FRANK MEET AND GREET- PAID EVENT (ROOM 23)
Here’s your chance to meet the original Green Power Ranger Jason David Frank in a more private setting, away from the convention crowds. Make sure to bring your questions because JDF will have your answers. Must purchase separate ticket for this event.
5:30 – 6:15PM JOURNEY INTO ASGARD: CHRIS HEMSWORTH (BALLROOM AB)
What is Thor doing while the Avengers are fighting each other? What’s it like to wear a cape? Why doesn’t Thor wear a helmet? How heavy is Mjolnir? Before heading overseas to film Thor: Ragnarok Chris Hemsworth sits down with Avengers: Infinity War parts 1&2 directors Joe and Anthony Russo to answer your questions in this very special Wizard World Q&A.
5:30 – 6:15PM 'DOCTOR WHO’ ULTIMATE FAN PANEL (ROOM 26BC)
What’s that noise?! It’s the sound of the TARDIS! Liz and Lindi, creators of PureFandom.com and writers for Entertainment Weekly, bring you their first ever 'Doctor Who’ panel. They'll have prizes and giveaways, plus a chance for you to share your love for your favorite Doctor. Follow @Pure_Fandom on Twitter to get a sneak peek of prizes!
6:00 - 6:45PM GHOST HUNTING 101 Q&A with ROB SZAREK OF LIVE PARANORMAL.COM (ROOM 26A)
Rob Szarek is a paranormal investigator, the Owner of LiveParanormal.com social community, all accompanying LiveParanormal interactive radio and video broadcasting sites, and the Promoter of the Paranormal Super Con convention series.
Rob travels around the country investigating paranormal claims and speaking at various genre based conventions. He has appeared in major publications, internet & terrestrial radio, and on both local and national television highlighted by: The NBC and CBS Morning shows, The Anderson Cooper Show, The Dead Explorer Series, Existence Unknown (Roku) & will be featured on multiple upcoming documentaries.
6:00 – 7:30PM LIVE ACTION FEATURE FILM SCREENING: BAD KIDS GO TO HELL (ROOM 25)
Directed by Matthew Spradlin.
Written by co-creators: Matthew Spradlin and Barry "Bazz" Wernick
Stars: Judd Nelson (Breakfast Club, Billionaire Boys Club), Ben Browder (Farscape, Stargate SG-1), Cameron Deane Stewart (Pitch Perfect, Aquarius), Alii Faulkner (Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1), Augie Duke (Coyote, The Badger Game), Marc Donato (Degrassi: The Next Generation).
Newly re-colored and digitally remastered version of the live action feature film based on the best-selling indie comic book series of the same name. Worldwide theatrical release in December 2012.
Top 10 most streamed movies on Netflix 2013. Most watched movie on Hulu 2014.
6:30 – 7:00PM CREATING THE CROW WITH JAMES O’BARR (ROOM 23)
Created when the author when was facing tough times, The Crow has grown into a vital part of both comic book & movie history. Join James O’Barr as he revisits the circumstances that lead to the iconic character’s creation, provides his thoughts the upcoming big screen reboot, explains the process behind his long-time work on Sundown & much more.
6:30 – 7:15PM MAKING FAN FILMS THE RIGHT WAY (ROOM 26BC)
Interested in making a fan film? Come check out our panel discussion with award winning filmmakers on how to make a fan film, listen to actors, directors, editors, stunt fight choreographer and an entertainment attorney to give you the latest in properly make a fan film and get it done right.. Panel members include Cleveland's own filmmaker Johnny Wu, Jason Wang, Donn Nottage, Keith Collins, Peter Sampson, Cynthia Graham and Mary Ellen Tomazic
7:00-9:00PM WIZARD WORLD COSTUME CONTEST SPONSORED BY BANDAI NAMCO (BALLROOM AB)
Hosted by our very own superheroes Mo Lightning and Billy A Patterson, 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. You could win an amazing prize package thanks to Bandai Namco in our new special category, “Best Anime Costume”! Grab your buddies and suit up to take a chance at bringing home the gold! Special guest judges Brit Bliss, Kaza, and Mogchelle! Anyone interested in participating can sign-up at the Wizard World Information booth inside the exhibition floor on Saturday. Registration closes at 5PM! We’ll see you there! (Recommended for ages 13+)
10:00PM – 2:00AM OFFICIAL WIZARD WORLD AFTER PARTY
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! Head on over to the Official Wizard World Comic Con After Party! Show your wristband for FREE admission.
Located at: Liquid,1212 W 6th St, Cleveland, OH 44113
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28TH
10:00 – 12:30PM KIDS TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION (VIDEO GAMING – SHOW FLOOR)
11:00 – 11:30AM ON PATROL WITH LARRY WILCOX (ROOM 25)
Larry Wilcox, best known as Officer Jon Baker on the police motorcycle drama CHiPs is ready to tell stories from his 40+ year career and answer your questions in this interactive Wizard World Q&A.
11:45 – 12:30PM ON THE ENTERPRISE WITH THE NEXT GENERATION’S BRENT SPINER (ROOM 25)
Relive all of your favorite Star Trek: The Next Generation memories through the eyes of the Enterprise’s Lieutenant Commander: Brent Spiner. As Data, Brent has helped inspire Pop Culture as we know it today and has the stories to prove it! Ask this Starfleet officer your best, toughest questions during this sure-to-be-entertaining sit-down interview.
12:00 - 12:45PM CON RADIO PRESENTS: A LIVE RECORDING OF THE CONSMASH PODCAST (ROOM 26A)
Recently, conSMASH hosts Billy A. Patterson and Mo Lightning nearly fought to the death on the topic "Which era had the better cartoons: the 80s or the 90s?" (No winner was determined.) Now YOU can help determine the winner of our next "Dorkly Dispute" taking place live from Wizard World Comic Con. Catch up on the show before the show by following @consmash on Twitter.
12:00 – 12:45PM SO YOU WANT AN ASTROMECH IN YOUR LIFE? AN INTRODUCTION TO R2 BUILDING (ROOM 26BC)
This panel will cover the available resources that will lead you to the realization of a full Astromech build. We will also cover numerous options of build materials, drive options and RC controls. This presentation will display an overview of the build process, showing the pitfalls and success experienced along the way.
12:00 – 12:45PM U-CRE-8 COMICS PRESENTS: CHARACTER CRAFTERS with VICTOR DANDRIDGE (ROOM 23)
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!
12:45 - 1:30PM KEEPING THE FAITH WITH ELIZA DUSHKU (ROOM 25)
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 Dushku will share her career path, some behind the scenes experiences and answer fan questions.
1:00 -4:00PM KIDS SUPER SMASH BROS. WII U TOURNAMENT (VIDEO GAMING – SHOW FLOOR)
1:00 – 1:45PM CREATE A COMIC WITH MARVEL ZOMBIES’ FRED VAN LENTE, LOVE AND CAPES’ THOM ZAHLER AND SPIDER-MAN’S DANNY FINGEROTH (ROOM 26A)
Ever wonder what it would be like to collaborate on making comics with top professionals? In this fun-and-educational session, celebrated comics creators Fred Van Lente (Marvel Zombies; Action Philosophers), Thom Zahler (Love and Capes; My Little Pony) and Danny Fingeroth (Spider-Man; How to Create Comics from Script to Print) create a new character and story before your eyes, incorporating audience members' ideas and suggestions! Come see—and join in—the creative process!
1:00 - 1:45PM INDEPENDENT CREATIVES PANEL (ROOM 26BC)
Indie Comic Book Creators and Feature Film Producers Panel: Meet the guys who Yahoo! Movies claimed broke the big publisher and "hollywood mold" to create the successful Bad Kids comic book/movie franchise. Learn how you too can buck the system and turn your idea for a comic book series or movie into a reality from creation, story boarding, writing, all the way to bringing it to market and distribution.
Barry "Bazz" Wernick (Creator, Producer), Matthew Spradlin (Creator, Director), James Hallam (Writer, Producer) of the Bad Kidscomic book/movie franchise (Bad Kids Go to Hell, Bad Kids Go 2 Hell, Bad Kids of Crestview Academy)
1:00 – 1:45PM THAT THING CALLED THERMOPLASTICS with WIZARD WORLD COSPLAY GUEST MOGCHELLE (ROOM 23)
Use of thermo-plastics has always been popular in the cosplay world, and the current fad in cosplay use for everything from armor to props and accessories! Come and learn about shaping techniques, and different common types and uses or Worbla, Terraflex, Wonderflex, Friendly Plastic, styrene, sintra, and more! There will also be a demo so you can see how easy it is to work with in person!
1:45-2:15PM JUMPING THE SHARK WITH HENRY WINKLER (ROOM 25)
Join us as award-winning actor, producer, director, and author Henry Winkler takes the Wizard World stage. Best known for his role as the leather-clad greaser Fonzie, “The Fonz”, Henry Winkler will discuss how his role in Happy Days fashioned him to be an American comedic icon. Now is the chance to find out what’s next for always-working Mr. Winkler.
2:00 - 2:45PM DEAD FANS WALKING: ‘THE WALKING DEAD’ FAN PANEL (ROOM 26A)
Calling all ‘The Walking Dead' fans! Join Liz and Lindi, creators of PureFandom.com and writers for Entertainment Weekly, to talk about the return of 'The Walking Dead'. They'll talk theories, plus have prizes and giveaways. Zombies encouraged. Follow @Pure_Fandom on Twitter to get a sneak peek of prizes!
2:00 – 2:45PM A GUIDE TO BEGINNING YOUR COSPLAY JOURNEY (ROOM 26BC)
Ever wanted to cosplay, but never knew where to start? Here is your chance! We will go over how to pick your character, helpful tips & tricks, some great resources, and at the end we will open up the floor for some questions.
2:30 – 3:15PM CLEVELAND’S RESIDENT SUPERHERO – APAMA! PHASE 2 (ROOM 25)
Ice cream truck driver Ilyia Zjarsky goes hiking one day and discovers the animal spirit of the most powerful creature mankind has never known. Soon he hits the streets of Cleveland in an offbeat series unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Director/co-writer Ted Sikora and co-writer Milo Miller discuss what’s next for critically acclaimed series and discuss plans for bringing Apama to the big screen!
3:00 - 3:45PM SUPERMAN VS. EVERYMAN (aka HARVEY PEKAR): JEWS, COMICS AND CLEVELAND with CSU’S SAMANTHA BASKIND, SUPER BOYS’ BRAD RICCA AND SPIDER-MAN’S DANNY FINGEROTH [A Will Eisner Week Prequel] (ROOM 26A)
From off the streets of Cleveland, literally and figuratively, came both Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster’s Superman and Harvey Pekar’s American Splendor. Both spawned by creators from distinctly Cleveland Jewish backgrounds,Superman and Splendor have as many factors in common as they do elements that make them distinctly different from each other. Today, as a lead-up to March’s worldwide celebration of comics and graphic novels known as “Will Eisner Week,” comics and pop culture experts Dr. Samantha Baskind (Art, English and Jewish Studies professor at CSU; co-editor of The Jewish Graphic Novel: Critical Approaches), Dr. Brad Ricca (instructor at Case Western Reserve and author of Super Boys: The Amazing Adventures of Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster—the Creators of Superman) and Danny Fingeroth (longtime editor of Spider-Man comics; author of Disguised as Clark Kent: Jews, Comics and the Creation of the Superhero) conduct a freewheeling conversation about Jews, comics, superheroes, “regular guy” protagonists, and the distinct, indelible role that Cleveland has played in the history of mainstream and independent comics. Q & A will follow.
3:00 – 3:45PM WIZARD WORLD KID’S COSTUME CONTEST (ROOM 26BC)
Calling all kids ages 13 and under to come out and strut your stuff at the Wizard World Kids Costume Contest! You won’t want to miss this Kodak moment packed with a whole lot of fun, laughs and prizes for all participants! (Serious competitors please note: This is a light hearted event for all skill levels. The Wizard World Adult Costume Contest should be considered for more professional-seeking participants.)
12:00PM - 2:00AM OFFICIAL UNOFFICIAL AFTERPARTY
16-Bit Bar + Arcade redefines how a night out is best played. This retro watering hole offers classic arcade games, old school cocktails, and craft brews. Head back in time to play classic arcade games from the 80’s & 90’s like Donkey Kong, NBA Jam, Rampage, Mortal Kombat III, Ms.Pacman, and NFL Blitz, among many others. With a name coined from the computer architecture that several of our 40+ vintage arcade games were built on (google it), 16-Bit appeals to those looking for an alternative to the monotonous. From bar-going veterans to young open-minded, beer-centric types, to arcade game novices and enthusiasts, the nostalgic and playful vibe is for players of all types. Leave your quarters at home, Ages 21+, No Cover. Located at: 15012 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood, OH 44107
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