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PANEL ROOM LOCATIONS
B110 – FILM FESTIVAL/GENERAL PROGRAMMING
B119 – GENERAL PROGRAMMING
C120 – GENERAL PROGRAMMING
C123 – TABLETOP GAMING
C124 – PAID WORKSHOP
C126 – MEET AND GREET ROOM/SCI-FI SPEED DATING
OREGON BALLROOM 201 – GENERAL PROGRAMMING
OREGON BALLROOM 202 – WORKSHOP
OREGON BALLROOM 203 – GENERAL PROGRAMMING

Programming is free with your Wizard World wristband unless otherwise noted.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 24th
3:15 – 4:00PM STAN LEE MEET AND GREET – PAID EVENT
Ever wonder what it’s like to hang out with Stan Lee? Well, here’s your chance, the king of comics is ready to meet you! Learn what inspires him, how he got to where he is today, and what advice he would give young aspiring talent who want to break into the comic industry. Whatever burning questions you have, your man Stan is ready to answer them. Must purchase a separate ticket for this event. (C126)

4:00 – 4:45PM HAYMAKERS AND HELLHOUNDS - THE THOUGHT PROCESS BEHIND THE GENERALIST
Come join Thomas Duder, Author of the Things and hear about your favorite action-adventure urban fantasy novella that you, coincidentally, didn't know exist! Discover more about the world post-Havoc and learn about interesting characters who have yet to be introduced. Ask questions, hear some readings directly from the novellas themselves, and fall deeper into the interesting spell of Neo-Los Angeles. Learn more about "THE GENERALIST" and Thomas Duder himself at either of these locations - The Pen Is My Sword (http://www.thepenismysword.com) or at his Facebook Author Page (http://www.facebook.com/AuthorOfTheThings). (C120)

4:30 – 5:15PM FAN FILM CREATION PRESENTED BY RECKLESS GEEKS
The content creators behind "Reckless Geeks" talk about the struggles and benefits of creating fan films as well as other video content for online distribution. They’ll also be showing off at least 2 fan films, Assassins Creed A Pirates Life (created for Machinima) and their latest film which is currently being worked on, A Captain America Fan Film. (B119)

4:30 – 5:15PM SPACE GHOST PRODUCTIONS PORTFOLIO REVIEW
Want your comic career to blast off? Then come get your portfolio reviewed by Space Goat Productions’ Shon Bury. Shon is actively talent scouting at Wizard World Portland and brings with him over 100 years of comic-book expertise between him and his management team. Space Goat launched the careers of such raising superstars as Rafa Sandoval, Jheremy Raapack and RB Silva—as well as manages the rise of up-and-coming talent Iban Coello, Allan Jefferson and Edgar Salazar. We are home to dozens and dozens of comic-book, animation, and trading card artists from all over the world, with studios in Brazil, Spain, India and China. And we are on the move. Hungrily adding talent as our company grows in and outside the comic-book industry. We are simply the premier comic-book talent management and production company—so bring your absolute best sequential samples to our portfolio reviews or stop by our booth (B11) during the show. Please check out our website to see what type of portfolio you should be prepping for the show. (C126)

5:00 – 8:00PM WIZARD WORLD FILM FESTIVAL
Calling all independent filmmakers and fans of independent film: Wizard World is proud to present the Wizard World Film Festival! Here, filmmakers from all around the world will compete for fame, glory and great prizes, such as priceless VIP Experiences, exclusive autographs and photo ops with celebrities. The latest and greatest in independent film will be screened both Friday and Saturday, with a red carpet awards ceremony to be held at the conclusion of the festival. For more details on how to submit to a future Wizard World Film Festival (to be held at every Comic Con,) interested filmmakers should visit wizardworldfilmfestival.com. (B110)

5:00 – 5:45PM SPOTLIGHT ON KURT BUSIEK
Kurt Busiek has been writing comics professionally since 1982, when he sold a backup story that appeared in Green Lantern #162. Since then, he’s worked on just about everything from Action Comics to Zot!, including runs on Avengers, Superman, Conan and others, and has co-created Thunderbolts, Shockrockets and more. Best known for his work on the multiple-award-winning Marvels and Astro City, he’s been turning more and more to creator-owned work of late, including such projects as Arrowsmith, Superstar, Shockrockets and The Wizard’s Tale. He’s currently working on more Astro City, along with other creator-owned series. Kurt’s former Marvel editor Danny Fingeroth (Spider-Man; The Stan Lee Universe) speaks with Kurt about his amazing career. (C120)

5:30 – 6:15PM VIDEO GAMES AND OUT FUTURE: WE’RE ALL GAMERS
Don’t miss our anticipated guests give their insight on everything ranging from creating futuristic video games to delving into themes that span the most prevalent elements of pop culture. Get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at video game story details, gameplay features, and the influence video games possess in both video game culture and pop culture at large. Join author Genese Davis (The Holder’s Dominion) and some surprise guest developers and artists, as they discuss the past of video game culture as it compares to today and how it can all show what is to come. (B119)

6:00 – 6:45PM COSTUMES + PLAYING = COSPLAY! SO WHAT DOES THAT ACTUALLY MEAN?
Join Wizard World’s Damian Beurer and an assembly of top-notch cosplayers, including Ivy Doomkitty and others 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. (C120)

6:00 - 8:00PM LOVE IN THE AIR @ PORTLAND COMIC CON – SPEED DATING STYLE
Ladies and Gentlemen! Are you single and tired of looking for love in Alderraan places? Are you ready to let your geek flag fly? Then it is time to try Sci-Fi Speed Dating! Sci-Fi Speed Dating returns by popular demand! You asked for it, we got it! The fantastic crew from Sci-Fi Speed Dating will host 4 sessions this weekend! If you are single and over 18 head over to the Speed Dating room (C126) to sign up for a session! Sci-Fi Speed Dating is Fun, Safe, and it works! They are now responsible for 5 marriages, 19 engagements, 2 babies, and over 100 couples dating seriously. (Questions? Please e-mail inquiries@scifispeeddating.com.) (C126)

6:30 – 7:30PM WWE® SUPERSTAR CM PUNK®
(B119)

7:00 – 7:45PM CHASING GHOSTS WITH AARON GOODWIN
A ghost chaser returns home to Portland! Join Ghost Adventures’ Aaron Goodwin as he returns to his hometown to talk his scariest encounters, what it’s like to “be bait for spirits,” his (inspirational) “BigSteppin” clothing line & more! (C120)

7:00PM - ??? #NERDNIGHTOUT
Come join us!! Listen to some good tunes, and laugh till you drop with acts by The Doubleclicks, Barbara Holm and Molly Lewis. Tickets at the door are only $8 with a Wizard World wristband. Doors at 7pm. Located at The Brody Theater at 16 NW Broadway, Portland, OR. All ages.

8:30 – 10:30PM CREATOR PRO AM: DRINK & DRAW
Come join host Rob Prior for the Creator Pro Am: Drink & Draw. Professional and amateur artist and writers go head-to-head in this paper covered, ink-induced, word twisting, color-splattering scrawl. Stay through to the end when one Pro and One amateur in each category will be selected to win a BIG CASH PRIZE. Additional prizes will be given throughout the night brought to you by Corel, Canson and Artograph. Located at STIR in the convention center. All ages.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 25th
11:00 – 11:45AM COSPLAY & FANFILMS
Check out three of the hottest fan-films including a sneak preview of the newest upcoming episode of Legacy after a Q&A on how to merge cosplay into film. Hosted by Eric “The Smoke” Moran. (B110)

11:00 – 11:45AM THE ART OF ANIMATION PRODUCTION WITH ANIMATOR/DIRECTOR TOM COOK
Wizard World is proud to present world-renown animator Tom Cook (Tarzan; Flash Gordon; He-Man and the Masters of the Universe; She-Ra Princess of Power) to Portland! This panel will be a demonstration of the steps taken to bring an idea from script to screen. Cook will begin with a short story of how he became an animator back in the late 1970s and then describe the different departments in an animation studio and what they do to move the development of the cartoon forward. Tom will have a few scenes he has worked on over the years on video and then will open the floor for questions about either the process or any other question you may have. So come out and see first-hand how your favorite cartoons were made! (B119)

11:00 – 11:45AM COMIC LIFE ON THE WEB
How to produce comics for online distribution. Step one, produce a comic for free. Step two, update regularly. Step four, profit. (C120)

11:00 – 11:45AM JASON DAVID FRANK MEET AND GREET – PAID EVENT
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 a separate ticket for this event. (C126)

11:00 – 11:45AM DOCTOR WHO FAN PANEL
Join us for a wibbly wobbly time as ‘Whovians’ gather to celebrate 50 years of adventures with our favorite Time Lord. An amazing panel of Portland ‘Who’ experts will lead a discussion about the significance of this past 5 decades, the end of the Matt Smith era, and thoughts on the new Doctor- Peter Capaldi. Come bring your questions/comments and join in on the conversation! (OREGON BALLROOM 201)

11:30 – 12:15PM IMAGE COMICS AND THE RISE OF CREATOR-OWNED
More than 20 years ago, a group of artists left Marvel Comics to create their own company, IMAGE COMICS, a company that continues to influence mainstream comics and culture to this day. Image co-founder Jim Valentino (Shadowhawk,) joined by fellow Image creators including Brian Joines (Krampus!,) Michael Avon Oeming (Powers) and Joe Linsner (DAWN,) talks about the company’s founding and its evolution over the decades. Plus: Exciting clips will be shown from The Image Revolution, the new Sequart documentary, directed by Patrick Meany, that tells the story of Image from its founders’ work at Marvel, through Image’s early days, the ups and downs of the ’90s, and the publisher’s new generation of properties like The Walking Dead. The panel is moderated by writer and editor Danny Fingeroth (Superman on the Couch) who worked with the Image founders in their Marvel days! (OREGON BALLROOM 202)

12:00-12:45PM STORYBOARDING 101: THE ART OF THE STORYBOARD
Have you ever wondered how they put together such complicated scenes for film and TV? Join us for an in-depth look at the art of the storyboard and how important this pre-production tool is for creating stunts, CGI and overall design of our favorite feature films and television. Hosted by Dan Schaefer of NBC’s Grimm. (B110)

12:00 – 1:00PM A BACKSTAGE PASS TO LAIKA ANIMATION STUDIO (OREGON)
Compositing Supervisor Steve Emerson will talk about animation innovations at LAIKA, including the departmental collaboration with visual effects technology and stop-motion. In his presentation, Steve will discuss the implementation of creative solutions that maintain the handcrafted look and feel of LAIKA feature films.

Steve Emerson's diverse background in visual effects is highlighted by his work on The Boxtrolls, ParaNorman and Coraline where he served as 2D And Compositing Supervisor. As a Technical Director and Compositor, he has contributed to a number of films, including The Matrix Revolutions, The Matrix Reloaded, Beowulf and Transformers.

Oregon-based LAIKA is an animation studio specializing in feature films, commercials and shorts. Travis Knight serves as President and CEO of the company, which is owned by Nike co-founder and Chairman Philip H. Knight. LAIKA has produced two Oscar-nominated stop-motion films: ParaNorman (2012) and Coraline (2009) as well as the CG short Moongirl (2005). LAIKA's next animated feature, The Boxtrolls, will premiere in theaters on September 26, 2014. For more information: www.laika.com. (B119)

12:00 – 12:45PM CBLDF PRESENTS: TALES FROM THE CODE – TRUE TALES OF CENSORSHIP
For more than 50 years, American comic books were subject to the censorship of the Comics Code, a system born from a time when comics were burned in the streets and blamed for all of society's ills. Though the Code is gone, its influence remains. The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund gathers top storytellers who worked under the Code's strictures to tell the tales of how its censorship touched their creative visions. (C120)

12:00 – 1:30PM HOLLYWOOD CONFIDENTIAL – PAID EVENT
Learn first-hand what it takes to make it in Hollywood as an actor from top Hollywood professionals, as they share the secrets of the industry in a 90-minute symposium. Auditions to follow. Everyone will be given a designated time slot to take center stage, perform his or her audition and possibly be discovered! Open to all ages and types. Hosted by Brad Delima, Director of Casting for SYFY, USA NETWORK, and UNIVERSAL CABLE PRODUCTIONS. DEFIANCE, HELIX, HAVEN, BEING HUMAN, WAREHOUSE 13 and the upcoming DOMINION (working title) and Steve Himber (agent and manager for Matthew Perry, Luke Perry, Salma Hayek, Heather Locklear, James Masters, Joey Lawrence, Mira and Paul Sorvino and many others.) Must purchase separate ticket to this event. (C124)

12:00 – 12:45PM SPACE GHOST PRODUCTIONS PORTFOLIO REVIEW
Want your comic career to blast off? Then come get your portfolio reviewed by Space Goat Productions’ Shon Bury
. Shon is actively talent scouting at Wizard World Portland and brings with him over 100 years of comic-book expertise between him and his management team. Space Goat launched the careers of such raising superstars as Rafa Sandoval, Jheremy Raapack and RB Silva—as well as manages the rise of up-and-coming talent Iban Coello, Allan Jefferson and Edgar Salazar. We are home to dozens and dozens of comic-book, animation, and trading card artists from all over the world, with studios in Brazil, Spain, India and China. And we are on the move. Hungrily adding talent as our company grows in and outside the comic-book industry. We are simply the premier comic-book talent management and production company—so bring your absolute best sequential samples to our portfolio reviews or stop by our booth (B11) during the show. Please check out our website to see what type of portfolio you should be prepping for the show. (C126)

12:00 – 12:45PM: ONE-ON-ONE WITH ROBERT ENGLUND
“What's wrong, Lori? Miss your wake-up call?” Meet the man behind Freddy Krueger, Robert Englund as he talks his experiences during The Nightmare on Elm St. film franchise, the “V” television show and the rest of his 70+ film projects in this exclusive Q&A! (OREGON BALLROOM 201)

12:30 – 1:15PM: GETTING RESPECT: COMICS GO TO COLLEGE
Comics and graphic novels have come into their own as subjects worthy of—indeed, demanding—attention from academia. Historians and cultural theorists teach courses, hold conferences, and publish books on various aspects of sequential art colleges and universities teach courses in comics as literature and social history as well as how to make them. Here, to give an overview of various ideas about and approaches to comics studies are a cross-section of comics scholars and teachers, including: Diana Schutz (Dark Horse executive editor and instructor at Portland Community College,) Trevor Dodge (Pacific Northwest College of Art,) Perrin Kerns (Marylhurst University,) Katya Amato (Portland State University) and Susan Kirtley (Portland State University.) The panel is moderated by Danny Fingeroth (Disguised as Clark Kent.) (OREGON BALLROOM 202)

NOTE NEW DAY & TIME
12:30 – 1:15PM INSIDE THE BATCAVE WITH ADAM WEST & BURT WARD
The Dynamic Duo is taking over Portland! Join the former Batman and Robin, Adam West and Burt Ward, as they talk tales from around Gotham City, the long-lasting legacy the show has had on comic book entertainment and how the show changed their lives in front and behind the cameras. (OREGON BALLROOM 203)

1:00 – 1:45PM CROWDFUNDING 101
From the smallest microbudget filmmaker to such known names as Spike Lee and Zach Braff, more and more film producers are turning to crowdfunding to finance the production and distribution of their movies. But crowdfunding is not to be undertaken lightly, and projects fail at a much higher rate than they succeed. Crowdfunding involves strategizing and planning, and a mountain of hard work. In this workshop, Emmy-winning filmmaker and Portland State professor Dustin Morrow and independent film producer and POWFest director Tara Johnson-Medinger will walk you through all of the stages of crowdfunding, and tell you everything you need to know to position yourself to succeed before you launch your crowdfunding campaign. (B110)

1:00 – 1:45PM ONE-ON-ONE WITH NICHOLAS BRENDON
Never one to settle for just one gig, Nicholas Brendon has shown talents all across television and the stage. Best known for his portrayal of sensitive, wisecracking “Xander Harris” on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Nicholas has scored key roles in Criminal Minds, Private Practice and others, as well as roles on the stage for productions like The Santaland Diaries, Why Torture Is Wrong & Lobster Alice. Get to know the busy entertainer in this 45 minute Q&A. (B119)

1:00 – 1:45PM THE MIKE AND MATT SHOW
Matt Wagner and Mike Allred are two of the biggest names in the world of independent comics creators. They also happen to be very close friends. Join these artistic giants as they take the stage to interview each other about their creative process, their tastes and inspirations...and maybe a secret or two! This is a unique and intimate look into the world of comics artistry shared by two of the industry's most accomplished and respected stars. (C120)

1:00 – 1:45PM THE TRUTH ABOUT ALL THE LIES YOU WERE EVER TOLD – HOW TO LAUNCH A COMIC BOOK COMPANY WITH NEAL & JOSH ADAMS
(OREGON BALLROOM 201)

1:30 – 2:30PM CREATE THE NEXT HYPOTHETICAL STAR TREK SERIES
Morgan Gendel, Hugo Award Winning writer of ST:TNG fan-favorite “The Inner Light,” will conduct a Workshop for working writers, aspiring amateurs or those who just want to voice their ideas. With the next Trek series as a framework, participants will examine the building blocks of setting, character and action to understand how they work hand-in-hand to create a compelling screen story. Morgan will screen clips from his work and others’ to demonstrate. (OREGON BALLROOM 202)

1:30 – 2:15PM ONE-ON-ONE WITH STAN LEE
There is only one Stan “The Man” Lee! Co-creator of the X-Men, the Avengers, Spider-Man, Agents of SHIELD, Iron Man, and countless other characters, Lee—at age 91!—is still going strong with his Pow! Entertainment company and projects such as SyFy’s Fangasm!. Hear incredible stories from his legendary career—and make sure to get your seat early. (OREGON BALLROOM 203)

2:00 – 5:00PM THE WIZARD WORLD FILM FESTIVAL
Calling all independent filmmakers and fans of independent film: Wizard World is proud to present the Wizard World Film Festival! Here, filmmakers from all around the world will compete for fame, glory and great prizes, such as priceless VIP Experiences, exclusive autographs and photo ops with celebrities. The latest and greatest in independent film will be screened both Friday and Saturday, with a red carpet awards ceremony to be held at the conclusion of the festival. For more details on how to submit to a future Wizard World Film Festival (to be held at every Comic Con,) interested filmmakers should visit wizardworldfilmfestival.com. (B110)

2:00 – 2:45PM DARK HORSE BUILDS CHARACTERS
Dark Horse kicks off one of the publisher’s biggest and best years yet, right here in Portland! Join Dark Horse president and publisher Mike Richardson, editor in chief Scott Allie, and PR director Jeremy Atkins for a sneak peek at some of the year’s most newsworthy comics and programs. The three will be joined by writers from the recently announced Project Black Sky and the return of the properties that defined licensed comics twenty-five years ago: Aliens, Predator, AVP and now Prometheus! Learn about all of the events surrounding the twentieth anniversary of Mike Mignola’s Hellboy, the ongoing adventures of the BPRD, and much, much more! (B119)

2:00 – 2:45PM DOES THE SCI IN SCIENCE FICTION MATTER?
Why is it everyone loves Star Wars, but comparatively few will read a science fiction book? Lovers and haters, gather with three local science fiction authors to discuss what works and what doesn't, and tell us what would make science fiction sing. (C120)

2:00 - 4:00PM LOVE IN THE AIR @ PORTLAND COMIC CON – SPEED DATING STYLE
Ladies and Gentlemen! Are you single and tired of looking for love in Alderraan places? Are you ready to let your geek flag fly? Then it is time to try Sci-Fi Speed Dating! Sci-Fi Speed Dating returns by popular demand! You asked for it, we got it! The fantastic crew from Sci-Fi Speed Dating will host 4 sessions this weekend! If you are single and over 18 head over to the Speed Dating room (C126) to sign up for a session! Sci-Fi Speed Dating is Fun, Safe, and it works! They are now responsible for 5 marriages, 19 engagements, 2 babies, and over 100 couples dating seriously. (Questions? Please e-mail inquiries@scifispeeddating.com.) (C126)

2:00 – 2:45PM ONE-ON-ONE WITH JASON DAVID FRANK: POWER RANGER
Come see the original Green Power Ranger, Jason David Frank live on the Wizard World Stage. Don’t miss your chance to ask your questions in this special audience Q&A session and see the world premiere of the trailer for his upcoming reality TV show My Morphin Life. (OREGON BALLROOM 201)

2:30 – 3:15PM HOW TO BREAK INTO COMICS
Come join Committed Comic's Editor in Chief, Thomas Doherty for what will be an educational and fun filled panel on how to break into the comic book industry. Get answers to the questions you've had for years but were afraid to ask! Thomas has been the Editor In Chief/Art Director of Committed Comics for over 15 years. Committed Comics specializes in giving the talented fan the opportunity to become a dedicated creator. Committed Comics was the training ground for many comic superstars, like Dustin Weaver, Camilla D'errico, Filip Sablik, and A. David Lewis. (OREGON BALLROOM 202)

2:30 – 3:15PM HOW TO SURVIVE A KILLER TV SHOW WITH JON BERNTHAL AND LAURIE HOLDEN
They’ve survived the zombie apocalypse, now learn about the newest projects keeping Jon Bernthal and Laurie Holden busy! Jon will talk his time as “Shane” on The Walking Dead while also spilling details about his recent work in The Wolf of Wall Street and Mob City. Laurie might just drop a story or two from her time working on the upcoming Dumb and Dumber To as well as share details of time spent as “Andrea.” Have a question for one, of both, of these stars? Bring it to this exclusive Q&A! (OREGON BALLROOM 203)

3:00 – 3:45PM GRIMM FAIRY TALES ANIMATED
Come check out this frightening and fun animated adaptation of Zenescope's Grimm Fairy Tales produced by Zenescope Entertainment, Titmouse Inc. and Schneppzone. Directed by Jon Schnepp (Metalocalypse), this gory, sexy, tongue-in-cheek pilot episode screening features behind the scenes footage with the amazing cast of voice actors including Lena Headey, Chris Hardwick, Robert Forster and many more. Hosted by Zenescope Editor-in-Chief and Grimm Fairy Tales co-creator Ralph Tedesco. This panel is strictly for Mature Audiences Only. (B119)

3:00 – 3:45PM TITANS OF INDEPENDENT COMICS WITH MIKE ALLRED, SHANNON WHEELER, DAVID CHELSEA AND JONATHAN HILL
The model of comics creators, tethered to one or two major publishers, working on adventures of corporately-owned characters is no longer the only game in town. Many of the top talents in comics work either exclusively on their own material, while others work both sides of the street, alternating independent work with mainstream assignments done in their own unique styles. Here, speaking about how they have forged their own paths, are some of the most distinctive creators in comics today: Mike Allred (Madman; X-Statix,) Shannon Wheeler (Too Much Coffee Man; Villain House,) David Chelsea (David Chelsea in Love; Everybody Gets It Wrong!,) and Jonathon Hill (One of the Johns; Americus.) The panel is moderated by Danny Fingeroth (Rough Guide to Graphic Novels.) (C120)

3:00 – 3:45PM MORGAN GENDEL’S JOURNEY TO THE INNER LIGHT
Screenwriter Morgan Gendel, who has written or produced more than 200 episodes of primetime TV, presents a multi-media presentation including cutting-room-floor scenes from his best-known work, “The Inner Light,” the Hugo Award-winning episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Hear all about his tour through the Star Trek world both on TNG and DS9, how he came up with the Ressikan Flute, plus otherworldly experiences with William Shatner, Stan Lee, Harry Dresden and others. Gendel will be at Artists Alley throughout the convention to speak with fans and will be autographing his graphic novel sequel, “The Outer Light.” (OREGON BALLROOM 201)

3:30 – 4:15PM WONDER WOMEN OF THE 21ST CENTURY
We couldn’t imagine our favorite comic book, TV show, or film without our beloved super heroines, however the journey for them has not been easy. Whether it’s cultural barriers or societal sexism, super women have had to fight more than just crime in order to survive. Come join Genese Davis (The Holder’s Dominion) & guests as she discusses the challenges and obstacles of creating relevant female protagonists in today’s male dominated industries. (OREGON BALLROOM 202)

3:30 – 4:00PM MICHAEL ROOKER VS THE AUDIENCE
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 next big super hero team, Guardians of the Galaxy. Being casted as the game hunter, Yondu Udonta of the Zatoan tribe, Rooker is sure to bring his signature flair to the role and mark his stamp onto the Marvel Universe. Don’t wait to join Michael Rooker in this special Q&A! (OREGON BALLROOM 203)

4:00 – 4:45PM BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON 10 PREVIEW
In March of 2014, Dark Horse will launch the landmark tenth season of Joss Whedon’s cult favorite Buffy the Vampire Slayer; the second series of Angel & Faith follows in April! Wizard World attendees will be the first to hear about what’s in store for the Scoobies this season at this very special afternoon engagement! Join Dark Horse editor in chief Scott Allie, Season 10 writer Christos Gage, and actor Nicholas Brendon for what is sure to be the talk of the show! (B119)

4:00 – 4:45PM SUPER POWER BEAT DOWN
The Super Power Beat Down web series takes two super powered legends and make them battle! Wolverine vs Predator, Superman vs Thor, Batman vs Deadpool!! Before every episode viewers vote to determine the winner! Damian Beurer (Host) and Aaron Schoenke will show you clips from the series, answer questions and tell you all about the behind the scenes shenanigans! The show is hosted by Marisha Ray and Damian Beurer. Together they battle with their sci-fi/fantasy knowledge and comic wit to see who they think the winner will be. The series is produced by Aaron and Sean Schoenke, Damian Beurer and Nikolay Zamkovoy. (OREGON BALLROOM 201)

4:30 – 5:15PM HOW TO WRITE COMICS WITH KURT BUSIEK, MICHAEL OEMING, BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS AND DANNY FINGEROTH
Accomplished comics writers Kurt Busiek (Marvels; Astro City,) Michael Oeming (Thor; God Complex,) Brian Michael Bendis (Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man; the Avengers) and Danny Fingeroth (Deadly Foes of Spider-Man; Darkhawk) show and tell you how to write comics and graphic novels, going from initial idea to outline to script to finished story. Plus, the panelists will 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! (OREGON BALLROOM 202)

4:30 – 5:30PM THE ACTORS OF ANARCHY
Join the stars of the hit FX show Sons of Anarchy, Ron Perlman (Hellboy; Hellboy II; Beauty and the Beast; Star Trek: Nemesis) and Kim Coates (Black Hawk Down; Resident Evil: Afterlife) as they answer any and all questions ‘Sons.’ Ron will open the panel talking his many memorable roles for a bit before Kim joins in-progress and together the two will share stories from the set. (OREGON BALLROOM 203)

5:00 – 5:45PM ART OF HOLLYWOOD WITH ROB PRIOR AND DAN SCHAEFER
Join artist/director Rob Prior and artist Dan Schaefer as they discuss the many roles of artists in Hollywood. From concept art, to storyboarding, these two have done it all. (B110)

5:00 – 5:45PM SEQUELCAST/RESIDENT EVIL
Host Mat Bradley-Tschirgi and his special guests (Evan Burkey of WatchPlayRead, Tony Minsent of Bowtie Cat, and Eric Windsor of On The Level Gaming) take a rapid-fire look at the live-action Resident Evil films and how they differ from the video games in this live podcast panel. Attendees will be able to answer questions for a chance to win prizes throughout the show. (B119)

5:00 – 5:45PM GAYS IN COMICS: NORTHWEST EDITION
More and more, comics are starting to reflect the diversity visible in the real world. Some of the more headline-grabbing occurrences of the past ten years have been the latest additions to the roster of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender characters in mass-market comic books. And some of the best-reviewed independent offerings have been heavy on LGBT characters and themes. Join moderator Charles "Zan" Christensen (The Mark of Aeacus, Northwest Press) and panelists Leia Weathington (The Legend of Bold Riley) and USA Today best-selling author Andy Mangels (Gay Comics) as they talk about recent developments for diversity in comics, favorite storylines and characters, and what they hope the future holds. (C120)

5:00 - 7:00PM LOVE IN THE AIR @ PORTLAND COMIC CON – SPEED DATING STYLE
Ladies and Gentlemen! Are you single and tired of looking for love in Alderraan places? Are you ready to let your geek flag fly? Then it is time to try Sci-Fi Speed Dating! Sci-Fi Speed Dating returns by popular demand! You asked for it, we got it! The fantastic crew from Sci-Fi Speed Dating will host 4 sessions this weekend! If you are single and over 18 head over to the Speed Dating room (C126) to sign up for a session! Sci-Fi Speed Dating is Fun, Safe, and it works! They are now responsible for 5 marriages, 19 engagements, 2 babies, and over 100 couples dating seriously. (Questions? Please e-mail inquiries@scifispeeddating.com.) (C126)

5:00 – 5:45PM GHOST HUNTING WITH GRANT WILSON
Meet the co-founder of The Atlantic Paranormal Society and former star,co-producer of SyFy's cable television reality series, Ghost Hunters, Grant Wilson. Grant will be sharing details from his most unusual & frightening experiences as well as providing details on his newest ventures including Rather Dashing Games, his band Carpetshark and his forthcoming high-fantasy novels. (OREGON BALLROOM 201)

5:30 – 6:15PM THE DEVIL’S PANTIES (IT’S NOT SATANIC PORN.. HONEST)
An hour of babbling with author Jennie Breeden. (OREGON BALLROOM 202)

5:35 – 5:45PM EXCLUSIVE FOOTAGE SHOWING FROM POMPEII BY TRI STAR PICTURES
Set in 79 A.D., POMPEII tells the epic story of Milo (Kit Harington), a slave turned invincible gladiator who finds himself in a race against time to save his true love Cassia (Emily Browning!) (OREGON BALLROOM 203)

5:45 – 6:30PM BRUCE CAMPBELL VERSUS THE AUDIENCE
Best known for his roles on the big screen in cult classics Army of Darkness and Evil Dead, as well as his role as Same Axe in the hit TV series Burn Notice, Bruce Campbell has proven to be a force to be reckoned with as an actor, director and author. Don’t miss your chance to ask him your most interesting questions as he makes an appearance at Wizard World Portland Comic Con. (OREGON BALLROOM 203)

6:00 – 6:45PM DAUGHTER OF TIME – OFFICIAL LAUNCH
When time is in peril, the world’s best assassin finds a new employer. Daughter of Time is an epic new SciFi web-series saga, that travels across all boundaries. Meet the cast, learn about the show, get a sneak peak and win some prizes. (B110)

6:00 – 6:45PM APOCALYPSE HOW? THE A(LIENS) TO Z(OMBIES) OF THE WORLD’S END
It's the end of the world as we know it, and we feel confused. From giant asteroids to robot uprisings, invading extraterrestrials, walking dead or good old-fashioned wrath of god, there are a lot of theories within entertainment & culture about how doomsday will look. Join author J.A. St. Thomas, writer William F. Nolan & journalist/Travel Channel host Aaron Sagers for a panel about why the end is nigh. (B119)

6:00 – 7:00PM THE COMICS OF COMIC CON
The Comics of Comic Con is a stand-up comedy show featuring 5 comedians performing adult-themed material related to Comic Books, Sci Fi , Video Games, Super Heroes, Pop Culture and all other Comic Con related topics! Starring Harrold Gomez (Winner of the Seattle International Comedy Competition; Dave Chapelle Block Party tour,) Jay Hollingsworth (Won "Best of Boston"; Doug Loves Movies podcast,) Mike Coletta (Bridgetown Comedy Festival; Emerald City Comic Con,) Kevin Addison (Up and coming comedian) and Kane Holloway (World Series of Comedy; Emerald City Comic Con; "Your First Time" on the Podaholics Comedy Network.) *Please note this is an adult themed show with adult language. (C120)

6:00 – 6:45PM ANSWER THIS! TRIVIA
Do you know everything about comics? Prove it! Answer This! is a trivia game show that will allow you to test your knowledge of comic book heroes and villains against your peers. Did we mention there will be special guests because there will be special guests? Did we also mention there will be prizes because there will be prizes? Come to test your knowledge or just watch as others test theirs! (OREGON BALLROOM 201)

6:00 – 9:00pm COSTUME PUB CRAWL
Who's ready to PARTY?! If you love costumes, cosplay, villains and superheroes, then listen up! Our friends at Stumptown Events are putting on a special COSTUME THEMED PUB CRAWL leading up to the big after party at THE SPLASH BAR!! Come join in the fun and be sure to show off your awesome costume!! Bar lineup Dirty Nightlife 6PM, Embers Avenue 7:30PM, and Splash Bar 9PM. 21+

6:50 – 7:00PM EXCLUSIVE FOOTAGE SHOWING FROM POMPEII BY TRI STAR PICTURES
Set in 79 A.D., POMPEII tells the epic story of Milo (Kit Harington), a slave turned invincible gladiator who finds himself in a race against time to save his true love Cassia (Emily Browning!) (OREGON BALLROOM 203)

7:00 – 9:00PM WIZARD WORLD COSTUME CONTEST
Hosted by our very own superhero Eric “The Smoke” Moran, the Wizard World Portland Comic Con adult 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! With special guest judges Jason David Frank, Ivy Doomkitty and Yaya Han. (OREGON BALLROOM 203)

7:30 – 8:30PM WIZARD WORLD ART AUCTION PRESENTED BY NEAL ADAMS
Hosted by Neal Adams and featuring exclusive artwork created by top artists attending Portland Comic Con, the art auction will start the bidding at 7:30pm. Check out all the participating artists at the Live Preview Area on the show floor (Booth #417). A portion of the proceeds will benefit the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Come out and celebrate art! Anyone can bid! (C120)

9:00PM – CLOSE WIZARD WORLD OFFICIAL AFTER PARTY
Do you like to dance? Do you like music? Well, come on down to Splash Bar as Wizard World celebrates all things Portland! Located at Splash Bar, 904 NW Couch St. Portland, OR 97209 21+

SUNDAY, JANUARY 26th
10:30 – 11:15AM DROID BUILDING
The R2-D2 Builders club is an internet fan-based club of people wanting to build life sized R2-D2's. We will have several full functioning r2 units at the show. We show off the droids, talk about how they were built and answer questions about droid building. (OREGON BALLROOM 201)

11:00 – 11:45AM JASON DAVID FRANK MEET AND GREET – PAID EVENT
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 a separate ticket for this event. (C126)

11:30AM - 12:15PM STORYTELLING WITH MICHAEL GOLDEN
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. (C120)

11:30 – 12:15PM ONE-ON-ONE WITH RAY PARK
Known for his roles as Darth Maul in Star Wars: Episode 1, Toad in X-Men and Snake Eyes in G.I. Joe/G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Ray Park high-kicks his way to Wizard World Portland Comic Con! Join him and ask your questions in this Q&A session. (OREGON BALLROOM 201)

11:30 – 12:15PM COLORISTS ON COLORING
With literally millions of colors in their digital palettes, comics colorists have a more challenging job than ever, with the responsibility of adding mood to the stories they work on, while keeping the narrative clear and compelling. Ace color artists Jeremy Colwell (Dark Horse Presents; Powerpuff Girls) and Bill Crabtree (Invincible; The Sixth Gun) discuss their careers and their craft. Includes a DEMONSTRATION OF HOW COMICS ARE COLORED! Moderated by Danny Fingeroth (How to Create Comics From Script to Print.) (OREGON BALLROOM 202)

12:00 – 12:45PM MEET THE CREW FROM DISCOVERY’S TV SHOW GOLD RUSH
Join Todd and Jack Hoffman from Sandy, OR along with their gold mining crew to learn how they decided to become gold miners and the steps they took to make it happen. Each member of the crew has their own passion outside of the show. Find out what's next for each of them, including one of Todd's new adventures, 316 Creative Studio. If you've ever had a new idea for a show do not miss this session. (C124)

12:00 – 12:45PM ONE-ON-ONE WITH SUMMER GLAU
Even series cancelation can’t keep a great sci-fi-western story down! Join Firefly & Serenity star Summer Glau in this special Q&A. After celebrating the show’s 10th anniversary, you know Summer will have plenty of stories from her time working with Joss Whedon, her time working on Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles & the rest of her projects! (OREGON BALLROOM 203)

12:30 – 1:15PM MEET COMICS4KIDS INC
Comics4kids collects, receives, purchases, and inherits comic books and then gives them away to children in hopes of improving literacy and encouraging imagination, as well as promoting the comic book collecting medium as a hobby. Additionally, these literacy champions grade and appraise comics, advise buyers and sellers, and accept donations as well as consignments. Find out how you can help today! Follow us on Twitter and Like Us on Facebook! (C120)

12:30 – 1:15PM ONE-ON-ONE WITH BILLY DEE WILLIAMS
An icon of not only Hollywood but also the African-American community, Billy Dee Williams has influenced cinema & TV through numerous roles in famous productions such as Mahogony, Lady Sings The Blues, Dynasty, Batman and many others. Oh yeah, Billy was also in some movie called STAR WARS! Ask him about his time as Lando Calrissian, his love of painting and so much more by visiting his Wizard World Portland Comic Con Q&A! (OREGON BALLROOM 201)

12:30 – 1:15PM SUPERSTAR ARTISTS ROUNDTABLE WITH HUMBERTO RAMOS, MICHAEL OEMING, STEVE LIEBER AND DAVID MARQUEZ
Four of the top artists in comics talk about their careers, their craft, the comics business and whatever else might come up. Join Humberto Ramos (Impulse; Amazing Spider-Man,) Michael Oeming (Powers; The Mice Templar,) Steve Lieber (Superior Foes of Spider-Man; Whiteout) and David Marquez (Ultimate Comics Spider-Man; Fantastic Four: Season One) for this pencil-powered panel. Danny Fingeroth (How to Draw Comics from Script to Print) moderates. (OREGON BALLROOM 202)

1:00 - 3:00PM LOVE IN THE AIR @ PORTLAND COMIC CON – SPEED DATING STYLE
Ladies and Gentlemen! Are you single and tired of looking for love in Alderraan places? Are you ready to let your geek flag fly? Then it is time to try Sci-Fi Speed Dating! Sci-Fi Speed Dating returns by popular demand! You asked for it, we got it! The fantastic crew from Sci-Fi Speed Dating will host 4 sessions this weekend! If you are single and over 18 head over to the Speed Dating room (C126) to sign up for a session! Sci-Fi Speed Dating is Fun, Safe, and it works! They are now responsible for 5 marriages, 19 engagements, 2 babies, and over 100 couples dating seriously. (Questions? Please e-mail inquiries@scifispeeddating.com.) (C126)

1:30 – 2:15PM SPEED DATING WITH SPECULATIVE FICTION AUTHORS
Need a new book to read? Are you tired of looking for the needle in a haystack of drivel? Here's your chance to hear an elevator pitch and a short reading by local fantasy and science fiction authors. Ask questions, find a great read, and purchase the books you want on the spot. (C120)

1:30 – 2:15PM ONE-ON-ONE WITH CHEWBACCA
Meet the man, well, Wookie, who kept Han Solo in line! Meet Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew as he shares stories from the Star Wars set, how playing such an iconic character has changed his life, his thoughts on the upcoming sequels, how you can help the Peter Mayhew Foundation, the process of writing children’s books & more! (OREGON BALLROOM 201)

1:30 – 2:15PM SPOTLIGHT ON ERIC POWELL & THE GOON
Last year legions of fans rallied together to raise over $400,000 to put together a story reel for the David Fincher-produced feature film based on Eric Powell's hit comic book series, The Goon! Now, Kickstarter supporters and Portland Comic Con attendees alike will have a chance to talk with creator Eric Powell in person (OREGON BALLROOM 202)

2:00 – 3:00PM THE GREEN POWER RANGER POWER HOUR
Attention children of all-ages, their parents and anyone else that loves karate. Come KICK IT with Jason David Frank in this special hour long karate class. (C124)

2:00 – 2:45PM ONE-ON-ONE WITH WILLIAM SHATNER
With a career spanning over five decades, and an extensive résumé that includes starring roles in shows such as Star Trek and Boston Legal, or as the funny and familiar face of Priceline. Emmy-award winner Shatner takes the stage to dish on the roles that have made him a household name and one of the most renowned men in television history. (OREGON BALLROOM 203)

2:30 – 3:15PM 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, Ivy Doomkitty, you won’t want to miss this Kodak moment packed with a whole lot of fun, laughs and prizes for all participants! (C120)

2:30 – 3:15PM ONE-ON-ONE WITH ELVIRA
Get to know the woman behind the Mistress of the Dark, Cassandra Peterson. Better known as Elvira, Cassandra has been entertaining fans of the macabre for over 30 years now through television, cinema, comic books and various forms of merchandising. Hear her favorites stories and maybe hear some new ones during this 45 minute fan Q&A. (OREGON BALLROOM 201)

2:30 – 3:15PM CREATE THE NEXT HYPOTHETICAL STAR TREK SERIES
Morgan Gendel, Hugo Award Winning writer of ST:TNG fan-favorite “The Inner Light,” will conduct a Workshop for working writers, aspiring amateurs or those who just want to voice their ideas. With the next Trek series as a framework, participants will examine the building blocks of setting, character and action to understand how they work hand-in-hand to create a compelling screen story. Morgan will screen clips from his work and others’ to demonstrate. (OREGON BALLROOM 202)

3:30 – 4:15PM GEEK AND GAMER FITNESS
In an increasingly digitized world, it can be hard to remember that we're not as lean and muscled as our online avatars suggest. Trade in virtual fitness for the real thing with today's panel from Geek and Gamer Fitness! Join Geek and Gamer Fitness owner, Jason Heilpern, as he takes you through the first steps on your way to making your "real" self look as good as your "virtual" self. You can't lose weight, gain muscle and develop stamina at the click of a mouse alone. Learn how to level up your life and become even stronger than your online avatar in this fitness panel made for geeks, by geeks! (OREGON BALLROOM 201)

3:30 – 4:15PM COSPLAY FILMMAKING 101
This presentation gives a jump start to producing your own Superhero/Cosplay/Action film using the tools of today's technology. Filmmaker, Costume Designer, and Music Composer - Desciple takes your Cosplay characters to the next level by showing you the latest cameras, editing systems, and tricks to get started making movies on your laptop. Desciple will also be promoting movie submissions for the 8th annual HEROFEST Action Film Festival taking place in May 2014. (OREGON BALLROOM 202)

10PM – CLOSE GOTHAM A GO GO!
Matt Stanger presents A night of swingin sixties Batman nostalgia! Portland's premiere bat group "Bat-Mania" (a literal super group comprised of members of the No Tomorrow Boys, the Pynnacles, the Lordy Lords, the Confessions, and Sharks from Mars) will tear through two ripping sets of music inspired by the ‘66 Batman TV show! DJ Gregarious aka "the Paisley Ponce" will be spinning groovy music put out during the shows airtime 66-68. Portland's Girls a Go Go will be shimmying and shaking all over the place as well as international French dance sensation Paris Tabou (who has a batgirl costume that can not be missed!) An audience participation-decided costume contest will be held at midnight with $100 going to the winner! Finally there is a silent auction for the Make a Wish Foundation, with prizes from many local bars and eateries, OMSI, the Hollywood Theater, and lots of assorted boutiques. Gotham a Go Go is a one of a kind dance party experience! $6 cover at the door or $4 with a Wizard World-- wristband. Located at Holocene 1001 SE Morrison ST. Portland OR 97214 21+

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