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PROGRAMMINGUpdated June 17 - Added video gaming information, added Thursday's "Kickoff" event.

PANEL ROOM LOCATIONS
COMMUNITY CENTER THEATER – CELEBRITY PROGRAMMING
202 – CON FILM FESTIVAL / SCREENING ROOM
203 –TABLETOP GAMING / VIDEO GAMING
305 – MEET & GREET
307 – GENERAL PROGRAMMING / CELEBRITY PROGRAMMING
314 – GENERAL PROGRAMMING
315 – GENERAL PROGRAMMING / CELEBRITY PROGRAMMING

Programming is FREE with your Wizard World wristband unless otherwise noted. Seating for panels is strictly limited and available on a first-come first-served basis. Only V.I.P. ticket holders are guaranteed seats for designated panels. Panel rooms are not cleared after each session.

THURSDAY, JUNE 18
6:00-12:00AM WIZARD WORLD KICK OFF – JURASSIC WORLD IMAX SCREENING AND AFTERPARTY
On the eve of Wizard World Comic Con Sacramento, come walk the Red Carpet with celebrities and enjoy an evening of fun and excitement as you screen one of the Summer's hottest movies Jurassic World with comic con celebrities and personalities in attendance! This limited time only VIP ticket will gain you admission to both the Red Carpet VIP screening of Jurassic World and entry into Vanguard for the Official Kickoff Afterparty. Esquire IMAX Theatre, 1211 K Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 and then Afterparty at Vanguard, 1415 L Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 Purchase tickets here: http://wizd.me/sac15

FRIDAY, JUNE 19
4:00 – 7:00PM WIZARD WORLD GAMING PAVILION (ROOM 203)
Calling all gamers! Come and enjoy all-day free play at the Wizard World Game Pavilion! From Super Smash Bros. to Call of Duty to Mario Kart and beyond, we’ve got you covered! Don’t forget to sign up for the official Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 tournament starting at 5:30! We’ll see you there!

4:30-5:15PM FIGURE DRAWING FOR POPULAR MEDIA (ROOM 315)
Emilio Soltero, PhD (John Buscema: A Life in Sketches; Draw the Line), presents a primer on drawing the figure for popular media, including drawing for comics and character design. The focus will be on anatomy and figure drawing. Emilio will lecture and demonstrate on figure drawing. There will be time to draw as well. Join Emilio for this active presentation. Cosplayers are welcome to model. Professionals and beginners are welcome. Bring your drawing supplies to draw models/cosplayers during this interactive presentation. Come ready to take notes and to draw.

5:00-5:45PM VIDEOGAME BANG!: INTERACTIVE LIVE PODCAST (ROOM 307)
Sacramento's number one geek and gaming podcast is going LIVE and we want to make you the star! Cory Vincent and Aaron Carter will be joined by some of your favorite members of the BANG! Gang as well as a very special guest: Genese Davis! Get ready to have your voice heard and talk about your favorite video games, comics, and movies in this free flowing, open forum event that will be loaded with free giveaways.

5:30PM ULTIMATE MARVEL VS CAPCOM 3 TOURNAMENT (ROOM 203)
$5.00 Entry Fee. Sign Up Begins @ 4:00pm

5:30–6:15PM MST3K AND THE ART OF MOVIE RIFFING (ROOM 314)
Discussion of the history of Mystery Science Theater 3000, a classic short from the show, and a live "Riff-off" with members of the audience.

5:30-6:15PM SPOTLIGHT ON AMERICAN FLAGG’S HOWARD CHAYKIN (ROOM 315)
Howard Victor Chaykin has been a comic book professional for more than forty years. Forty years. Think about it. He took a hiatus from the comics industry for about fifteen years, to work his way up the ladder of television, on shows which he’d never watch—while keeping his hands in the comics business, because he knows nothing lasts forever. He has a terrible reputation among fans for profanity, limited patience with nonsense, and spite, an attitude he’s finally and gratefully aged into. Among his many comics works are American Flagg, Black Kiss, and the Shadow. Today, Howard will say stuff about comics and life that you’ll regret missing. Danny Fingeroth (Disguised as Clark Kent: Jews, Comics and the Creation of the Superhero) will attempt to moderate.

6:00-6:45PM BE IMPACTFUL: THE FUTURE OF VIDEO GAMES AND TECHNOLOGY (ROOM 307)
What does the future hold for online games, console games, and technology, and how can you influence the video game industry as a whole? Sit in on this exciting panel as Genese Davis (The Holder's Dominion; MMORPG.com), Eric Kieron Davis (Senior Producer, Creative Director), and Chris Hughes (Founder - FGL) divulge what they foresee happening in the video game and technology industries and how many opportunities there are for you to make an impact as well. Don't miss this exciting discussion; you'll be glad you attended!

6:30-7:15PM SIMPSONS TRIVIA (ROOM 314)
Audience members will have a chance to win prizes as they celebrate 26 years of The Simpsons with Simpsonologist Dr. Karma. Come embiggen yourself with this perfectly cromulent trivia game!

6:30-7:15PM UNDERGROUND COMICS’ HISTORY AND LEGACY WITH PRETTY IN INK’S TRINA ROBBINS, FABLES’ STEVE LEIALOHA, AND HATE’S PETER BAGGE (ROOM 315)
With their roots in earlier forms of comics and their branches in today’s Indy comix movement (leading to such phenomena as the Tony-Award winning play Fun Home), Underground Comix were a unique moment in sequential art. Here to talk about just what Underground Comix were and why they were considered so dangerous (and so much fun!) are Trina Robbins (Pretty In Ink; Tarpe Mills and Miss Fury), Steve Leialoha (Spider-Man; Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy), and Peter Bagge (Weirdo magazine; Eightball). Danny Fingeroth (The Rough Guide to Graphic Novels; Superman on the Couch) moderates.

7:00-10:00PM SPIKE AND MIKE’S FESTIVAL OF ANIMATION – PAID EVENT (ROOM 202)
IT'S BACK!! The Spike and Mike's Festival of Animation comes to Wizard World Comic Con!! Get your tickets now for 3 BRAND NEW, Exciting, Hilarious & Award Winning Festival of Animation screenings as part of The Wizard World Comic Convention! Every ticket buyer will also receive a FREE (yes you read that correctly) Spike and Mike Sick and Twisted DVD with their ticket purchase!! Pick up our ticket at Booth #648 or buy your tickets in advance http://wizardworld.ticketleap.com/spikeandmikefestival/

7:00-7:45PM COSTUMES + PLAYING = COSPLAY! SO WHAT DOES THAT ACTUALLY MEAN? (ROOM 307)
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.

7:30–8:15PM STAND-UP NERDITY (ROOM 314)
A cadre of Sacramento's best stand-up comics will perform a comedy show by nerds and for nerds. Topics will range from comics to movies to sci-fi to TV and more. End your first exciting day at the Con with a whole bunch of laughs catered just for you! Featuring comedians Michael O'Connell, Robert Berry, Luke Soin, Damian Harmony, Ngaio Bealum and Carlos Rodriguez.

8:30–10:30PM CREATOR PRO AM: DRINK & DRAW
The Wizard World Drink & Draw follows a full day at the Con. All artists and writers are invited to join host Rob PriorM to 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, all competition materials will be provided and you will have one hour to compete. Stay through to the end where guest judge Phil Ortiz from the Simpsons will select writers and artists to win amazing cash prizes and other prizes provided by Corel PainterX3, Artograph lightpad and Canson. 21+, Barwest, 2724 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95816

SATURDAY, JUNE 20
10:45–11:15AM INSIDE THE RING WITH WWE® DIVA EVA MARIE® (ROOM 315)
Moderated by Mo Lightning.

11:00–6:00PM WIZARD WORLD GAMING PAVILION (ROOM 203)
Calling all gamers! Come and enjoy all-day free play at the Wizard World Game Pavilion! From Super Smash Bros. to Call of Duty to Mario Kart and beyond, we’ve got you covered! Don’t forget to sign up for the official Mortal Kombat and Ultra Street Fighter 4 tournaments! We’ll see you there!

11:00-11:45AM HOUSEWIVES, WEREWOLVES, AND LEFTOVERS: A CHARLIE CARVER Q&A (ROOM 307)

11:30–12:15PM “AMERICA’S HARRY POTTER” IS HERE AND IT’S A PAGE TURNER! (ROOM 314)
Are you stuck in a reading funk? If you enjoy fantasy and historical fiction woven of intricate plot lines, epic romance and highly intelligent characters, you will love reading again.

Touted as “Harry Potter for grownups,” the New York Times Best Selling All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness follows the extraordinary transformation of historian Diana Bishop, into a powerful witch, who joins with Matthew Clairmont, a mysterious vampire, to find an ancient, lost manuscript which is believed to hold the secrets of creatures and magical powers.

The panel will discuss major characters and story lines in the trilogy, including parallels with the Harry Potter series, time travel, and what fans are hoping to see brought to life via a TV series, which is in development with the BBC.

"A Discovery Of Witches," the 1st book of the series, is the door prize for the first attendee in room 314. We have bookmarks for everyone else.

11:30-12:15PM COSPLAY Q&A (ROOM 315)
Discuss a broad range of cosplay topics with cosplayers Nicole Marie Jean and Colin K. Bass including cosplaying on a budget, armor making, how to get started and designing the costumes".

12:00-12:45PM MALCOLM MCDOWELL RULES YOUR MOVIE & TV COLLECTION (COMMUNITY CENTER THEATER)
With a resume that goes unmatched, it’s fair to say that Malcolm McDowell is one of the most talented actors of our time. A Clockwork Orange, Halloween, Star Trek: Generations, Franklin and Bash, The Artist, Bolt, CSI: Miami.. the list goes on and on. Come join this diverse actor and ask him about his role in your favorite feature!

12:00–12:50PM THE SUN DEVIL AND THE PRINCESS SCREENING AND Q&A (ROOM 202)
Attend a special screening for the brand new award-winning samurai fantasy short film. A long-forgotten, exiled half-demon warrior must save a devout Princess from the clutches of the evil Moon Goddess and her army hell-bent on destroying the enchanted realm of Karazaya. At first, Princess Kyoko is untrusting of her rough-mannered savior. But as their odyssey unfolds, she discovers that there is more to this warrior than he lets on. Could the Sun Devil be enlisted to once again fight for her people and turn the tide of the war?

Starring Evan Parke (King Kong, Django Unchained) Mandy Amano (Crank 2), and veteran actor Tony Todd (Candy Man, Final Destination, Transformers 2) with Visual Effects by the Oscar winning Skotak brothers (Terminator 2, Aliens, The Abyss) written and directed by Steven Ayromlooi. Following the screening join director Steven Ayromlooi and actress Mandy Amano for a Q&A.

12:00-12:45PM DANCING THE CARLTON WITH ALFONSO RIBEIRO (ROOM 307)
Many years back, Alfonso Ribeiro was given the choice to join the established comedy A Different World, or take a chance alongside TV-newcomer Will Smith on a show called The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Obviously he took that chance and helped make TV history. Join Alfonso as he reflects on his time as Carlton and the many other projects that ‘Bel-Air’ opened up for him over the years.

12:30-1:15PM GRAPHIC DESIGN IN THE SERVICE OF NARRATIVE FOR COMIC BOOKS WITH BLACKHAWK’S HOWARD CHAYKIN (ROOM 314)
In common with other forms of communication, comic books have a language, a vocabulary, and a syntax—despite the frequent misuse or nearly congenital ignorance of these tools by many professionals—both writers and artists. As a working cartoonist and writer for forty years, Howard Chaykin (American Flagg; The Shadow) has spent much of that time analyzing and successfully codifying the techniques that make for a coherent narrative linkage between written text and visual presentation. In recent years he’s taught these techniques to professional artists at Marvel Comics, as well as lecturing on the subject to working professionals and comics enthusiasts in the United States and Europe. A panel spent with this renowned, witty and deeply opinionated curmudgeon will change the way anyone looks at or thinks about a comics page, be they professional, amateur seeking to be professional, or simply interested in acquiring a deeper understanding of a frequently misunderstood narrative craft. Promise. Danny Fingeroth (How to Create Comics from Script to Print`) moderates.

12:30-1:15PM FIGHTING THE FLASH WITH KELLY FRYE (ROOM 315)
In the first season of the hit CW show, The Flash, our title character encountered many other metahumans, but none may be as stunning as Plastique. Join the woman behind the dangerous metahuman, Kelly Frye, as she talks her time on the superhero show, if (or when) we may ever see her character again, her next projects & more.

1:00-1:45PM MACHETE DON’T TEXT: DANNY TREJO (COMMUNITY CENTER THEATER) You know that guy who’s been in every project ever? That’s Danny Trejo. Join Danny as he reflects on an incredible career that includes From Dusk Till Dawn, Desperado, Muppets Most Wanted, Machete, Machete Kills, Spy Kids, Heat & many others!

1:00-1:45PM THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE: ADRIAN PAUL (ROOM 307)

1:30-2:15PM GEEK CULTURE: WHERE ARE WE GOING? (ROOM 314)
Panelists from all walks of geek life and culture will come together for a discussion on Geek Culture – where are we, where are we going? What do fractures like Gamergate mean for us and for our future as nerds? And how do we steer the culture – or should we? We’ll discuss it all in this live podcast.

1:30–2:00PM INSIDE THE RING WITH WWE® DIVAS THE BELLA TWINS® (ROOM 315)
Moderated by Mo Lightning.

2:00-2:45PM PROTECTING STARLING CITY WITH KATIE CASSIDY (COMMUNITY CENTER THEATER)
Starling City can feel a little bit safer with Katie Cassidy (Laurel Lance) around to help protect its citizens. Join the star of the hit CW show, Arrow, as she discuss her part on the hit show, share a detail or two about the upcoming season, her exciting roles outside of Arrow & much more!

2:00PM MORTAL KOMBAT X TOURNAMENT (ROOM 203)
$5.00 Entry Fee. Sign Up Begins @ 11:00am

2:00-2:45PM DOING THE GRUNT WORK WITRH GRIMM’S REGGIE LEE (ROOM 307)
Leave it to Sergeant Wu to clean up after Nick & Hank! Join Grimm’s very own Reggie Lee as he answers your questions about the popular NBC program as well as the rest of his extensive career, including The Fast & the Furious, Prison Break, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’ End, Tropic Thunder, The Dark Knight Rises & many others.

2:30-3:15PM FROM AGENT CARTER TO AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON! MARVEL COMICS AT 76—WITH SPIDER-MAN’S DANNY FINGEROTH & BATMAN’S TRAVIS LANGLEY (ROOM 314)
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) and Dr. Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology) present an illustrated tour through the more than seven decades of the phenomenon that is Marvel, up to and including the smash hit Avengers: Age of Ultron, and also present, “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Ant-Man But Were Afraid to Ask,” a primer to get you ready for this summer’s smallest big-screen sensation, one that promises to recreate the surprise success of Guardians of the Galaxy and Groot!

2:30-3:15PM THE HEROINE’S JOURNEY (ROOM 315)
We love our heroes—all of them, Frodo, Harry, Luke, but what about our heroine’s—Katniss, Alice, Elsa, or Maleficent? The Heroine’s Journey is just as relevant, timely and important to audiences today as that of the Hero’s Journey outlined by Joseph Campbell in his book, Hero of 1000 Faces, and used by filmmakers, including George Lucas in Star Wars, as a template for many of the most successful Marvel comics and hero films seen today. Learn what it takes to be a strong heroine and how to structure your story, screenplay, graphic novel or gameplay to connect on a deep mythic level with your audience—Begin the journey now!

3:00–3:45PM FROM POP STAR TO POP CULTURE STAR: MEET DOCTOR WHO’S BILLIE PIPER (COMMUNITY CENTER THEATER)
Even before helping revive the now mega-popular Doctor Who franchise, Billie Piper was no stranger to the spotlight. Starting her career at age 15 as a pop star, Billie was able to transition into movies and television and lend her talent to projects like Doctor Who, Secret Diary of a Call Girl, The Ruby in the Smoke, and most recently, Penny Dreadful on Showtime. Secure your seat to hear all about Billie’s incredible career and to ask that question you’ve been dying to ask her!

3:00–3:45PM CONTV PRESENTS POWER RANGERS: JASON DAVID FRANK AND DAVID YOST (ROOM 307)
Come see the original Green & Blue Power Rangers, Jason David Frank and David Yost, 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 Jason’s reality CONtv show My Morphin Life!

3:30–4:15PM THE ART OF SATURDAY MORNING CARTOON PRODUCTION WITH ANIMATOR/DIRECTOR TOM COOK (ROOM 314)
The Art of Saturday Morning Cartoon 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)! 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!

3:30-4:15PM BODY IMAGE & DIVERSITY IN COMICS, COSPLAY & POP CULTURE WITH CHUNKY GIRL COMICS (ROOM 315)
The ladies of Chunky Girl Comics, along with their panel of special guests, discuss body image, diversity and body shaming in their world of cosplay and comics. The ladies discuss going from being the picked on fat kids to being confident, feeling sexy and learning to love their bodies. From the chunky kids to plus size models, cosplayers and superheroes, the ladies bring their journey to light. The panelists include both men and women from various industries who will lend their opinions on the issues. The conversation is guaranteed to bring laughs, possibly some inappropriateness and definitely some seriousness. Join us in the conversation! Audience participation is welcomed and all attendees of the panel will receive a free Chunky Girl Comics 5x7 print of their choice!

4:00PM ULTRA STREET FIGHTER 4 TOURNAMENT (ROOM 203)
$5.00 Entry Fee. Sign Up Begins @ 1:00pm

4:00–4:45PM INSIDE THE MIND OF MANU BENNET (ROOM 307)
Wizard World is pleased to be joined by rising star, Manu Bennett! Having portrayed Crixus in the STARZ Original Series Spartacus: Vengeance, Manu has taken his rugged good looks and acting chops to the big screen in Peter Jackson’s thrilling epics, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. On the small screen, you can catch Manu as the mysterious Slade Wilson (Deathstroke) on the hit CW series Arrow. Manu will answer fan questions in a special Wizard World Q&A!

4:30-5:15PM THE WALKING DEAD PSYCHOLOGY: PSYCH OF THE LIVING DEAD (ROOM 314)
The Walking Dead comic book and TV series explore the ways people struggle to survive and hang onto their humanity in the worst situations. How would survivors react when dead friends, relatives, and strangers by the millions rise to bite the living? What do sanity and insanity, good and evil, right and wrong mean in the zombie apocalypse? Why do horrific circumstances bring out the worst in some people and the best in others? Find out as Dr. Travis Langley (The Walking Dead Psychology; Game of Thrones Psychology) looks at what it takes to stay human when humans have lost the world. Is there hope?

4:30-5:15PM THE CREATIVITY ENGINE: WHERE DOES THE POWER COME FROM? (ROOM 315)
There is often nothing more challenging than the development of the creative process. Is art birthed from the spontaneous or is it a result of a carefully crafted rhythm and structure? In this panel, Genese Davis (The Holder's Dominion, MMORPG.com), Rob Prior (Heavy Metal; Spawn the Impaler), Eric Kieron Davis (Senior Producer, Creative Director), and Dennys Ilic (Celebrity Photographer) will describe how to overcome creative obstacles and share their keys to unleashing creativity.

5:00-6:30PM WIZARD WORLD COSTUME CONTEST – SPONSORED BY SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLES (COMMUNITY CENTER THEATER)
Hosted by our very own superheroes Billy Patterson & Mo Lightning, 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. Special guest judges include “The Voice of the Sacramento Kings” Scott Freshour, Ivy Doomkitty, Nicole Marie Jean, Keith Zen & Abby Darkstar. Grab your buddies and suit up to take a chance at bringing home the gold! Anyone interested in participating can sign-up at the Information booth on Saturday! We’ll see you there!

5:00-5:45PM THE SCIENCE OF SUPERMAN – TAKING THE WORLD FOR A SPIN (ROOM 307)
Movies have some over the top scenes that make it hard to suspend disbelief and enjoy Americas hero. But that same science can prove Superman does exist, theoretically. This presentation does both.

5:30-6:15PM JASON DAVID FRANK MEET AND GREET- PAID EVENT (ROOM 305)
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 1940: WORLD WAR II AND COMICS: THE JOKER, ROBIN, THE FLASH, CAPTAIN AMERICA, CAPTAIN MARVEL, AND THE SPIRIT! WITH ROBBINS, FINGEROTH, WHEELER-NICHOLSON, ANDRAE & GORDON (ROOM 314)
75 years ago, in 1940, as the Nazi conquest of Europe continued and the Battle of Britain raged, the United States watched from the sidelines while instituting the first peacetime draft. At the same time, the world of comics was experiencing an incredible sustained period of invention, as The Joker, Robin, Green Lantern, the Flash, Hawkman, the Spirit, Catwoman, and Captains America and Marvel all debuted! (Not to mention the debuts of pop culture icons Bugs Bunny, and Brenda Starr, and classic movies Fantasia and The Great Dictator!) Showing and discussing historical and cultural factors that made that year so important is a panel including Trina Robbins (Pretty in Ink: American Women Cartoonists 1896–2013), Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson (granddaughter of the founder of what would become DC Comics), Thomas Andrae (Creators of the Superheroes), Mel Gordon (Voluptuous Panic: The Erotic World of Weimar Berlin) and Danny Fingeroth (The Stan Lee Universe).

5:30-6:15PM VIDEO GAME CAREERS: HOW TO SNAG THE JOB YOU WANT AND WHAT TO EXPECT (ROOM 315)
As one of the fastest evolving industries we've seen to date, find out what to expect when seeking a career in gaming and just what you can do to help land a career in the field you love most. The opportunities as well as the challenges are not always what they seem! Join Genese Davis (The Holder's Dominion, MMORPG.com) Eric Kieron Davis (Senior Producer, Creative Director) Brian Linville (Stigma Games) and Musa Sayyed (2020Venture) as they reveal their experience working within the video game industry. Don't miss this exciting topic!

6:00-7:15PM GEORGE LUCAS: PADAWAN TO JEDI MASTER (ROOM 307)
You know everything about Star Wars. You’ve watched all the films, can’t wait until “The Force Awakens,” bought the t-shirts, read the novels, cosplayed as Luke or Leia, stood in-line, and mastered the Star Wars game universe. But how much do you know about the creator of Star Wars, George Lucas? Born in Modesto, CA, George Lucas is the hero of his own amazing tale--a local Northern California boy, Lucas escaped “The Ranch,” traveled to Los Angeles and stood up to the “Evil” Hollywood Empire to become one of the most influential filmmakers of all time. Join Professor Patti McCarthy (The Lucas Effect: George Lucas and the New Hollywood) as she shows you never-before-seen footage, interviews, and private photos collected from the Lucas family and Lucasfilm archives you have the rare opportunity to experience George’s early days in Modesto and his epic rise to visionary filmmaker.
George Lucas: The Early Years
George Lucas: Visionary Filmmaker
George Lucas: Local Lucas History, narrated by Wendy Lucas

To learn more about George Lucas’s life, his influence on the film industry, film history and our culture read, The Lucas Effect: George Lucas and the New Hollywood, Patti McCarthy (Teneo Press.)

6:30–7:15PM SUPERVILLAINS AND PSYCHOLOGY: WHEN BEING BAD LOOKS SO GOOD (ROOM 315)
Every great superhero faces a rogues gallery full of colorful foes. What makes a great supervillain? How evil do they have to be? Do they resemble real criminals in any way? Are they truly insane or just having fun? Dr. Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology; The Walking Dead Psychology) assembles of super-team of experts to explore what it means to be a supervillain and what kind of person could become one: Danny Fingeroth (Superman on the Couch); Robert Love (Gettosake Entertainment); Elizabeth Ann Kus (Star Wars Psychology: Dark Side of the Mind), and more. Why does being bad sometimes look so good?

7:00-10:00PM SPIKE AND MIKE’S FESTIVAL OF ANIMATION – PAID EVENT (ROOM 202)
IT'S BACK!! The Spike and Mike's Festival of Animation comes to Wizard World Comic Con!! Get your tickets now for 3 BRAND NEW, Exciting, Hilarious & Award Winning Festival of Animation screenings as part of The Wizard World Comic Convention! Every ticket buyer will also receive a FREE (yes you read that correctly) Spike and Mike Sick and Twisted DVD with their ticket purchase!! Pick up our ticket at Booth #648 or buy your tickets in advance http://wizardworld.ticketleap.com/spikeandmikefestival/

7:30-9:00PM SWORD TRAINING WITH "THE HIGHLANDER" ADRIAN PAUL - PAID EVENT (ROOM 305)
Wizard World and Coolwaters Productions LLC is proud to present actor ADRIAN PAUL performing a live swordsman demo at the Wizard World Sacramento Comic Con! Adrian is known world-wide as Duncan Macleod, the lead role in the TV series “The Highlander”. On the show Adrian did a lot of his own sword battles and now is your chance to see him do it live! A few lucky people will even get to wield a sword with Adrian as he teaches the crowd about proper sword handling and battle!

Tickets are extremely limited to only 25 guests at $50.00 each. And most importantly 100% of the proceeds goes to benefit Adrian’s charity The Peace Fund specifically for one child; JORDAN. Learn more by clicking on the link below: http://thepeacefund.org/
Support Jordan.

9:00PM–CLOSE OFFICIAL WIZARD WORLD AFTER PARTY
Just because the show floor is closed doesn't mean the party skips a beat, be prepared to dance the night away to the hottest music and celebrate all things Sacramento while enjoying delicious cocktails! Check out the superhero GoGo Dancers and drink specials at Social Nightclub, free entry until 10:00pm by showing your Wizard World wristband, 21+. 1000 K Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

SUNDAY, JUNE 21
11:30 – 12:15PM BEHIND THE ROLE: GIANCARLO ESPOSITO (ROOM 307)
Giancarlo Esposito is a celebrated television, film and stage actor whose acting career spans over several decades and several genres. He’s recently earned rave reviews and awards buzz starring as Gustavo 'Gus' Fring in AMC’s critically acclaimed award-winning series Breaking Bad opposite Bryan Cranston, as well as playing Major Tom Neville on the hit series Revolution. You can also hear his voice on the hit video game Destiny, as well as many DC Animated Universe originals.

11:30-12:15PM WHERE THE SYNERGY OF VIDEO GAMES, BOOKS, AND FILMS COLLIDE (ROOM 315)
Transmedia is enhancing multiple platforms across entertainment including literary, film, and gaming. The art of writing, strong narratives, and memorable characters are foundational for these multi-platforms now more than ever. Join special guest speakers, Genese Davis (The Holder's Dominion; MMORPG.com), Eric Kieron Davis (Senior Producer, Creative Director), Adam G. Simon (Actor/Writer - Man Down; Synapse), and Dennys Ilic (Celebrity Photographer). These authors, screenwriters, directors, photographers, and all around creatives will divulge the ins and outs for developing worlds in video games, books, and films, and where and how their synergy intertwines and collide. Don't miss this panel on creating dynamic storylines and immersive visuals; you'll be glad you attended!

12:00–4:00PM WIZARD WORLD GAMING PAVILION (ROOM 203)
Calling all gamers! Come and enjoy all-day free play at the Wizard World Game Pavilion! From Super Smash Bros. to Call of Duty to Mario Kart and beyond, we’ve got you covered!

12:00–12:45PM SATURDAY MORNING CARTOONS: A 55 YEAR HISTORY (ROOM 314)
The year 2015 marks the first year since 1960 that there are no cartoons being shown on network TV on Saturday Mornings. Come and celebrate the 55 year run of Saturday Morning Cartoons as we explore the scheduling and hundreds of great cartoons that we all grew up with... learn a bit about the history of cartoons and see if you can find a few favorites of yours that have been lost in your memory banks. This will be a fast moving interactive panel hosted by Hanna-Barbera and Filmation Studios Animator/Director Tom Cook as he references most all of the cartoons that graced the Saturday Morning schedule from 1960 until the early 1990s... prepare your minds for 45 minutes of Nostalgic Cartoon Memories and get ready to say "Hey... I remember that one".

12:30–2:00PM RELLIK - NEW ORIGINAL SERIES DIRECTED BY TIM RUSS - SNEAK PREVIEW AND Q&A (ROOM 202)
RELLIK - An original crime thriller series pilot filmed in the Greater Sacramento area and directed by Tim Russ (Star Trek: Voyager, iCarly) and produced by Christoper Michael Holley (NBC's State of Affairs, Stretch) as well as executive producer Toni Staniewicz (Story of Eva, Wives With Knives). RELLIK focuses on a couple of detectives who have a serial killer on their hands, one who inexplicably stays three steps ahead. They must find this killer before the killer strikes again...but something about this killer is different. Very different.

Special sneak preview screening of the pilot episode to be be followed by panel Q & A with cast and crew including director Tim Russ, producer Christopher Michael Holley, series creator Jason Knittle and lead actors Brian Jagger & Craig DeLuz.

12:30-1:15PM JASON MEWES’ SECRET STASH (ROOM 307)
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!

12:30-1:15PM LIVING IN THE SHADOW OF GEORGE MCFLYl JEFFREY WEISSMAN SHARES TALES OF HIS CAREER, FOCUSING ON PLAYING ICONIC GEORGE MCFLY IN ‘BACK TO THE FUTURE PTS 2 & 3’ (ROOM 315)
Jeffrey Weissman started working in film in 1978 (Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Rose, FM, Fastbreak). He's been up for leads in many '80's films (War Games, Ladyhawke, Creator, My Tudor, Revenge of the Nerds, Tough Guys, etc), and he co-stars in Twilight Zone Movie (George Miller's 'Nightmare at 30,000 Feet' episode), Clint Eastwood's 'Pale Rider', and dozens of other big budget and indie films ('corked!', 'Savior of None'). But he is known worldwide for taking over the iconic 'George McFly' role in the 'Back to the Future' sequels. Jeffrey shares stories of his amazing journey, some rare footage, his current projects ('The Traveler', BttF Cruise to End Parkinson's) and Q&A.

1:00PM KIDS SUPER SMASH BROS WII U TOURNAMENT (ROOM 203)
$5.00 Entry Fee. Sign Up Begins @ 10:00am

1:00-1:45PM WEBSPINNERS TELL ALL! SPIDER-MAN ARTISTS ROUNDTABLE with HUMBERTO RAMOS, PAOLO RIVERA AND CHRIS MARRINAN (ROOM 314)
Three of the top artists in comics talk about what it’s like to draw the ever-amazing Spider-Man, as well as about their careers, their craft, the comics business and whatever else might come up. Join Humberto Ramos (Amazing Spider-Man), Paolo Rivera (Avenging Spider-Man), and Chris Marrinan (Spider-Man) for this web-powered panel. Danny Fingeroth (longtime Spider-Man Group Editor and writer of Deadly Foes of Spider-Man) moderates.

1:30-2:00PM HALF HOUR OF POWER THE GREEN POWER RANGER HALF-HOUR OF POWER (ROOM 305)
Attention children of all-ages, parents, big kids and anyone else that loves karate - Come KICK IT with the Green Power Ranger himself, Jason David Frank, in this special ½ hour long karate class! Lessons for young and the not-as-young!

1:30–2:15PM NOW YOU WILL RECEIVE US: THE BOONDOCK SAINTS (ROOM 307)
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. Join one half of the MacManus brothers and Rocco as they share stories and give fans a behind-the-scenes look into this iconic film!

1:30-2:15PM NASA TAKES ON THE GALAXY (ROOM 315)
While there are mining companies, pharmaceuticals and more heading to the moon - NASA is doing the heavy lifting, From the Moon we go to an asteroid, then a space station on the way to Mars, next Europa, Titan, the many frozen worlds, Alpha Centauri System and Gliese 667C a system filled with Earth-like worlds. Reflected are true plans plus a little imagination.

2:00PM SUPER SMASH BROS. WII U TOURNAMENT (ROOM 203)
$10.00 Entry Fee. Sign Up Begins @ 11:00am

2:00-2:45PM CRAFT YOUR FANDOM (ROOM 314)
Presented by cosplay & crafting professionals Abby Darkstar, Keith Zen, WindoftheStars, Ryan Goff, Macy Rose Cosplay and Ed Wamser. This panel is for all makers, both new and veterans, with the focus on the methodology of cosplay and prop making.

2:30-3:15PM JUMPING THE SHARK WITH HENRY WINKLER (ROOM 307)
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.

2:30-3:15PM WOULD THAT FIGHT SCENE REALLY WORK? (ROOM 315)
Sword fights written for the page should never be performed in front of a live audience, but that's just what will be attempted by blade masters from St. Michael's Salle d'Armes. Local authors will also risk life, limb, and uproarious laughter to read passages from your favorite tales of swashbuckling. Panelists will include Sydney Thomson, Anthony Barajas, Jeremy Tavan, M. Todd Gallowglas, and A.E. Marling.

3:00–3:45PM THE JOKER, CATWOMAN, & ROBIN AT 75: HOW THE CLOWN, CAT, & KID CHANGED EVERYTHING (ROOM 314)
75 years ago, one year after Batman debuted, he gained his arch-nemesis, his main love interest, and his spunky young partner. As war ripped across Europe and the United States watched from across the ocean, the world of comics experienced an incredible sustained period of creativity invention. Of the handful of masked heroes already at work, Batman’s stories underwent the greatest and longest lasting changes that year. Why? What prompted Bob Kane, Bill Finger, and Jerry Robinson to introduce these characters all within a single month of each other in 1940? Why have they endured? Why does Batman keep fighting that clown? Why do Bruce and Selina play cat and bat decade after decade? Does Batman really need a Robin? Dr. Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight; Beyond Heroes and Villains), Tom Andrae (Bob Kane’s biographer, Batman and Me), Danny Fingeroth (Superman on the Couch), Mel Gordon, and Nikky Wheeler-Nicholson (Lost Hero) look at these characters’ impact and why we love them so much.

3:30PM–4:15PM KIDS COSTUME CONTEST (ROOM 315)
Calling all kids ages 13 and under to come out and strut your stuff at the Wizard World Comic Con Kids Costume Contest! You won’t want miss this “Kodak moment” packed with a whole lot of fun, laughs and prizes for all participants!

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