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PANEL ROOM LOCATIONS
CONFERENCE A – GENERAL PROGRAMMING
CONFERENCE B – GENERAL PROGRAMMING
CONFERENCE C – WORKSHOP PROGRAMMING
ASSEMBLY HALL - GENERAL PROGRAMMING
BALLROOM A - GENERAL PROGRAMMING
Programming is FREE with your Wizard World wristband unless otherwise noted. 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.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7TH
4:30 – 5:15PM YOU DON’T NEED PERMISSION: GETTING YOUR INDIE MOVIE MADE (CONFERENCE A)
Oklahoma native sons Neal Hallford and Larry Nemecek talk about the triumphs and travails behind creating their indie films "The Case of Evil" and "The Con of Wrath" outside of the Hollywood system.
4:30 – 5:15PM CHARLIE CHRISTMAS: JOURNEY OF AN OKLAHOMA SUPER HERO (CONFERENCE C)
Outsiders Productions presents a panel discussion of their epic journey in creating the award-winning, gritty super-hero origin film, "The Unusual (Calling of) Charlie Christmas". "Charlie Christmas" is a feature-length micro-budget vigilante movie, created and shot entirely in Oklahoma. The cast and crew will present clips from the movie and discuss creating a super-hero origin story from initial idea through completion of the film, and discuss what it takes to make an independent movie that plays (and wins) in film festivals across the country.
5:00 – 5:45PM HOW TO DRAW FUNNY! WITH THE SIMPSONS’ PHIL ORTIZ (CONFERENCE B)
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; Muppet Babies)—tells and shows you how he does it! Moderated by Danny Fingeroth (How to Create Comics from Script to Print).
5:30 – 6:15PM PLOTTING: THE BARE BONES OF EVERYTHING FICTION WITH SCIENCE FICTION AUTHOR MEL ODOM (CONFERENCE C)
Novels, comics, television shows, video games and other entertainment are different forms of entertainment media, but all of them start with a basic understanding of premise and execution. Learn how to generate ideas, sculpt them into characters, conflict, and resolution, a skill that will help you write any kind of inventive narrative. Mel Odom is a science fiction author that has written over 180 books covering all types of genres.
5:30 – 6:15PM CON RADIO LIVE - JOIN US FOR THE "CON SMASH” PODCAST (CONFERENCE A)
Con Radio is a brand new podcast service that covers all things pop culture - from movie & TV news to comic reviews, action figures to pro wrestling, the scary to the geeky! Join us for the latest recording of Con Radio's premiere program "Con SMASH," featuring special guests, prize giveaways and more, hosted by Mo Lightning (Voice of Wizard World, WrestlingAudio.com) and Aaron Sagers (Editor At Large of Blastr.) Learn more by following us @radioforgeeks and @consmash.
6:00 – 6:45PM PHYSCHOLOGY OF THE WALKING DEAD (CONFERENCE B)
In this panel, Ron Wright, Ph.D. & Paul Jones, Ph.D. from Southern Nazarene University will explore psychological and theological themes in AMC’s television series, The Walking Dead. Specifically, they will explore themes around understanding human nature, ethics, the link between physiology, behavior, and the imago dei, and the importance of meaning through analysis of episodes and seasons via theoretical and empirical psychological models, as well as theological frameworks.
6:30 – 7:15PM COSTUMES + PLAYING = COSPLAY! SO WHAT DOES THAT ACTUALLY MEAN? (CONFERENCE A)
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.
6:30 – 7:15PM WHY ARE WE DRESS IN THESE FUNNY CLOTHES OR WHAT IS THE SCA? (CONFERENCE C)
Welcome to the Modern Middle Ages. A panel covering the activites and history of the Society for Creative Anachronism. A modern day worldwide organization dedicated to the study and recreation of the activities and life of people from 550AD through 1650AD. The panel will cover the history of the SCA, through what the SCA has evolved to today. Find out about fighting with sword, axe and rapier. Find out how to take care of the day to day needs such as food and clothing. Come find out about one of the premier historical study and reenactment groups in the world today. There will be a question and answer time so come with your questions.
7:00 – 7:45PM DECADE OF THE DEAD: A ZOMBIE-VERSARY WITH AARON SAGERS (CONFERENCE B)
Ten years ago, the dead came back to life in a big way, and the zombie genre has been shambling along ever since. From "28 Days Later," "Shaun Of The Dead," "The Zombie Survival Guide," "The Walking Dead" comic, "Dawn of the Dead" remake and more, 2003/04 was a period that kickstarted the current wave of undead heads. Join zombie guru Aaron Sagers, (Travel Channel host, Paranormal Paparazzi; Editor At Large of NBC Universal's Blastr), and other experts as he discusses the important Zombie-versary, and why the era was so important. Zombies encouraged to attend! And pose questions to Aaron on Twitter @AaronSagers.
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 such as Corel PainterX3, Artograph lightpad and a Canson prize pack. Additional prizes will be given throughout the night brought to you by Corel, Canson, Royal Talens and Artograph. White Flag 116 S Elgin Ave. Free with your Wizard World wristband! 21+
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8TH
11:00 – 11:45AM JASON DAVID FRANK MEET AND GREET- PAID EVENT (BROOKSIDE – BRADY)
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.
11:30 – 12:15PM FEMALES IN GENRE FICTION: WRITING STRONG FEMALE CHARACTERS AND HANDLING GENDER STEREOTYPES (CONFERENCE A)
With genre fiction selling at an all-time high, it's no wonder that people are talking about the roles women play in science fiction, fantasy, and horror. How do SFF genre writers deal with creating strong, realistic female characters that defy stereotypes? And how can readers, gamers, and film-goers help promote believable, interesting characters of every gender and make the world of genre fiction continue to be progressive and meaningful? That's what we'll be talking about on this panel.
11:30 – 12:15PM HOW TO EDIT COMICS WITH SPIDER-MAN’S DANNY FINGEROTH & SHE-HULK’S RENEE WITTERSTAETTER (CONFERENCE C)
A comics or graphic novel editor plays many roles simultaneously: parent, sibling, therapist, good cop and bad cop, sympathetic friend, hardnosed boss, cheerleader, confidant, and many more roles. In this fascinating panel, former Marvel editors Renee Witterstaetter (She-Hulk; Eva Ink Artist group) and Danny Fingeroth (Spider-Man; How to Create Comics from Script to Print) discuss the nuts and bolts of editing as well as the zaniness of the comics business in the ‘80s and ‘90s. Renee is currently president of Little Eva Ink Publishing and Eva Ink Artist Group, which represents artists and writers including Michael Golden (www.evainkartistgroup). Renee will also talk about his current projects as well as projects by the artists she represents at Eva Ink Artist group. Danny will bring you up to date on his current and future projects.
12:00 – 12:45PM THE WALKING DEAD’S JON BERNTHAL AND SCOTT WILSON (BALLROOM A)
They endured the zombie apocalypse, now learn about the newest projects keeping Jon Bernthal & Scott Wilson busy! Join the (former) stars of cable’s #1 drama as they relive their adventures escaping the walkers and dealing with Rick!
12:00 – 12:45PM MODERN STORYTELLING: EVOLVING MEDIUMS AND CLASSICAL THEMES (CONFERENCE B)
This panel will discuss the philosophy and the development of the historical epic, from Homer to Plato to Virgil to Dante to Milton to C.S Lewis and Tolkien. How the evolution of the story-telling medium in graphic novels and film opens new horizons for classic themes to emerge in new forms from 300 to The Matrix.
12:30 – 1:15PM SPOTLIGHT ON ROB LIEFELD (CONFERENCE C)
Rob Liefeld is an American comic book writer, illustrator, and publisher, a prominent artist in the 1990s. In the early ‘90s, self-taught artist Liefeld became prominent due to his work on Marvel Comics' The New Mutants and later X-Force. In 1992, he and several other popular Marvel illustrators left the company to found Image Comics, which started a wave of comic books owned by their creators rather than by publishers. The first book published by Image Comics was Rob's Youngblood #1. His creations Deadpool, Cable, Youngblood and X-Force helped change the comic book landscape and remain staples of both Marvel and Image comics. Danny Fingeroth (Superman on the Couch: What Superheroes Really Tell Us About Ourselves and Our Society; Spider-Man) moderates.
12:30 – 1:15PM STORYTELLING WITH MICHAEL GOLDEN (CONFERENCE A)
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.
1:00 – 1:45PM OUT FOR A BITE WITH JAMES MARSTERS (BALLROOM A)
Best known for his role as Spike, the platinum blonde vampire on hit shows Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, James Marsters speaks on everything from his evolution from acting to music, and the projects he plans to conquer in the future. Join James in this special Q&A where he pulls the curtain back on his long and diverse career!
1:00 – 1:45PM THE PUNGENT SMELL OF MILDEW: RUNNING IMMERSIVE TABLETOP RPGS (CONFERENCE B)
Ever wonder how the really good dungeon masters and game masters suck readers in and hold their attention adventure after adventure? It’s not just the words on the page or the actions of the characters: it’s engaging storytelling, immersive dialog and old-school dungeon master know-how. Join Robert Duncan, Pathfinder Venture Captain and Paizo 4-Star GM, for an exciting look “behind the screens” into the world of running tabletop RPGs. This panel is suitable for new and experienced gamers alike!
1:30 – 2:15PM CORY FELDMAN (ASSEMBLY HALL)
With more than 80 films under his belt including classics such as The Goonies, Gremlins, Stand by Me, and The Lost Boys, Corey Feldman has been a household name for over three decades. Now his focus is his music career with four albums and five soundtracks while touring North America with his band “The Truth Movement”. He joins his fans for his very first Wizard World appearance to answer your burning questions!
1:30 – 2:15PM NAME THAT MONSTER! WITH THE MONSTER GUYS (CONFERENCE A)
Join The Monster Guys as they host a Gameshow Panel filled with laughter, fake buzzers, tootsie rolls,
rotating teams, and an audience who always seems to know the answer...until it’s their turn to play!
Challenging contestants with their knowledge of creatures, monsters, legends, and lore – just how many
monsters can you guess correctly to help your team win points and prizes? This exciting and interactive
game has had entire rooms on their feet cheering and guessing, and involves both the audience and the
players and is designed for any event. Anime? Yes. Steampunk? Yes. Horror? Yes. Family-friendly? Yes.
1:30 – 2:15PM ANIMALS IN ART WITH JENNY PARKS, BLAKE & KIM OVARD, AND TUGG THE SUPER HERO DOG! (CONFERENCE C)
Join special guests Jenny Parks (Jenny Parks Illustration, Catvengers, Doctor Mew), Blake and Kim Ovard (Tugg a Hero Among Us) and Tugg the Super Hero dog himself in this awesome panel based on our four legged friends! Learn the process of creating your own animal art and hear what drives these animal-loving artists. You may even get a chance to hear from Tugg the Super Hero dog himself! Don’t miss this unique panel, everyone is welcome!
2:00 – 2:45PM BOLDLY GOING WITH WILLIAM SHATNER (BALLROOM A)
With a career spanning over five decades and an extensive résumé that includes starring roles in shows such as Star Trek and Boston Legal, Emmy-award winner William 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.
2:00 – 2:45PM WE KNOW WE’RE DESCRIMINATING! NERDY GIRLS AND THE NEED FOR WOMEN-CENTRIC SPACES (CONFERENCE B)
Nerdy Girls is a fledgling non-profit organization with chapters in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and Nashville with the mission of uniting women of all ages with nerdy interests and support them in their endeavors, particularly those interested in STEM. We consider a women-only group to be a "hack" in order to provide support for women who want to develop their skills and interests not only for themselves but for the communities around us. Plus, Nerdy Girls like to have fun and geek out together! Members of the Oklahoma City and Tulsa chapters will discuss the start of Nerdy Girls, our experiences with the group, and why a women-centric group is only a bandaid for a much larger problem.
2:30 – 3:15PM INSIDE THE MIND OF DEATHSTROKE WITH MANU BENNETT (ASSEMBLY HALL)
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, catch Manu as the mysterious Slade Wilson (Deathstroke) on the hit CW series Arrow. Manu joins his fans in a special Wizard World Comic Con Q&A!
2:30 – 3:15PM SPOTLIGHT ON MARK BAGLEY (CONFERENCE C)
Mark Bagley has been drawing comics professionally since winning the Marvel Try-out Contest in 1983. Bagley remains one of the most sought after pencilers in the industry, his storytelling abilities and elegant style always in demand. From the New Warriors to Amazing Spider-Man to Thunderbolts to Ultimate Spider-Man to Batman to the Fantastic Four, Bagley has been part of some of the most important storylines in comics history. Mark’s former editor Danny Fingeroth (New Warriors; Amazing Spider-Man) speaks with Mark about his amazing career.
2:30 – 3:15PM THE ART OF SATURDAY MORNING CARTOON PRODUCTION WITH ANIMATOR & DIRECTOR TOM COOK (CONFERENCE A)
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 Tulsa! 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!
3:00 – 3:45PM ROBERT ENGLUND (BALLROOM A)
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 – 3:45PM DALEKS! THE WHOLE DALEKS! AND NOTHING BUT THE DALEKS! (CONFERENCE B)
Daleks are not only the Doctors greatest foe, they are Sci-Fi icons. From their evolution from evil salt and pepper shakers to conquering the universe, we cover it all. Including their history, The Cult of Skarro, Davros, The Imperial Daleks vs Renegades Daleks, the two movies inthe 60s, toys, spinoffs, The 1996 TV movie, The Time War, etc. From the first appearance with the first Doctor, to the newest Dalek story with the new Doctor, all eras will be covered. Every Doctor has battled against the Daleks, and they are as popular as the show itself. Come join The Tulsa Doctor Who Viewing Society for this fun panel!
3:30 – 4:15PM THE KARATE KID 30TH ANNIVERSARY WITH RALPH MACCHIO (ASSEMBLY HALL)
Best known for his roles as Daniel LaRusso in the Karate Kid series, Eugene Martone in Crossroads, Billy Gambini in My Cousin Vinny, and Johnny Cade in The Outsiders, Ralph Macchio has been entertaining audiences for more than 30 years! Now he joins his fans of all ages for this special Wizard World Q&A!
3:30 – 4:15PM WORLD OF WARCRAFT COMPOSER JASON HAYES PRESENTS: BEHIND THE MUSIC WITH “CRITICAL HIT” (CONFERENCE A)
Join World of Warcraft composer Jason Hayes and his acclaimed video game tribute band Critical Hit as they join their fans in a Wizard World exclusive Q&A! From Tetris to Legend of Zelda to Skyrim to Final Fantasy and beyond, Critical Hit performs original arrangements and electrifying live performance for fans all over the U.S.! Now here is your chance to get to know the band behind the music! Don’t miss a rare live performance on Nov.8th at 6:15PM in Ballroom A and again at 10:00PM at the official Wizard World After Party at the IDL Ballroom! Free with your Wizard World wristband!
3:30 – 4:15PM ALL OVER ARMOR (CONFERENCE C)
Does your dream cosplay involve armor, but maybe you don't know where to start? Are you confounded by craft foam? Wondering about Worbla? Puzzled by paint? Well, look no further!
Join Erin Carpenter of Sparqy Cosplay on a magical journey through the wonderful world of cosplay armor making! In this panel you'll learn how to pattern armor to fit your body, choose your materials, assemble the pieces, give your armor the perfect paint job, and so much more for noobs and veterans alike!
4:00 – 4:30PM MICHAEL ROOKER VERSUS THE AUDIENCE (BALLROOM A)
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!
4:00 – 4:45PM SUPERS, FOLKLORE, AND PYSCHE: WHY CAPED CRUSADERS STILL MATTER (CONFERENCE B)
The creative team of The Astonishing Bobcat: Hero Worship--the first book in an original novel series--will discuss why the superhero mythos is universal, enduring, and relevant to modern culture. They will also share how the Bobcat story came to be, why A. W. Selby chose to bring his super-detective to the prose format, and touch on their forays into independent publishing! Hero Worship is currently available on Kindle and NOOK, and will be released in paperback in late 2014.
4:45 – 5:15PM HEROES IN A HALF SHELL WITH ALAN RITCHSON (ASSEMBLY HALL)
Rising star Alan Ritchson has most recently appeared as the “cool but rude” Raphael in Michael Bay’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and as Katniss’ adversary Gloss in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Join Alan as he gives Wizard World attendees an awesome behind-the-scenes look into his career!
4:30 – 5:15PM HEAD-TO-HEAD WITH THE GREEN POWER RANGER: JASON DAVID FRANK (CONFERENCE A)
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 TV show My Morphin Life!
4:30 – 5:15PM AWARD WINNING ERIC BURTON COSPLAY: SPECIAL FX MAKEUP (CONFERENCE C)
Eric Burton is an award winning special effects makeup artist. He has worked on several movies and for 5 of the top 10 haunted houses in the U.S. His work has appeared in magazines and comic books. Eric is also is a steampunk artisan and one of the most recognizable faces of steampunk at this time. Now he brings his talents to the Wizard World stage! Join Eric in a hands-on panel teaching you how to make your costume’s special effects come to life!
5:00 – 5:15PM SCREENWRITING FOR FILM AND TELEVISION: HOW TO MOVE YOUR CONCEPT FROM AN IDEA TO SCRIPT TO SCREEN (CONFERENCE B)
Learn the creative process behind screenwriting and what it takes to move just an idea into a full-fledged production from an industry professional. Adam Simon is a native Californian that began acting at an early age. Fresh out of college minoring in theater Adam began working as a Close Protection Specialist. While training as an actor, Adam offered protective services to business professionals and celebrities all around the world.
In 2010 Adam was hired as a 3D technical assistant at Cameron/Pace Group LLC in Burbank California (founded by legendary directors and cinematographers James Cameron and Vince Pace). Adam worked as a Sales Producer for Cameron/Pace while attending the Joanne Baron D.W. Brown School of acting in Santa Monica California to further develop his craft. While attending their two year intensive Meisner Program, Adam continued to write and sell scripts. Adam acts in film and television productions and continues to develop his innate talent as an actor and screenwriter. Adam is the writer of “Man Down,” a film in pre production with Stephen Mceveety and Mpower Pictures producing, Dito Monteil directing and Starring Shia Lebeouf, Kate Mara and Gary Oldman. Adam also wrote and co-starred in “Synapse,” a Sci Fi thriller which is produced by Brian Brosnan of Hollywood Locations and L.A. Center Studios with Kenlon Clark Directing.
5:30 – 6:15PM TOM FELTON (ASSEMBLY HALL)
Best known for his role as Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter films, Tom Felton joins the Wizard World tour for a special Q&A with his fans! Hear behind-the-scenes stories about his life and career and learn where Tom plans to take his next adventure!
5:30 – 6:15PM NERDY GIRLS: FEMINISM AND FANDOM (CONFERENCE A)
A panel discussion with some self-proclaimed Nerdy Girls about the kick-ass, super, and sometimes problematic ways women are portrayed in nerd culture. Learn what it means to be a nerdy feminist and how you can help make a difference and get more involved.
5:30 – 6:15PM OKLAHOMA VIDEO GAME DEVELOPMENT (CONFERENCE C)
This video game focused panel will dive into the future of the Oklahoma Video Game Development scene, and all the opportunities therein. Hosted by Tulsa's own Matt Harmon, Development Director of Bonozo Games with special guests on the panel. If you have any interest in the video game business, do not miss this insightful panel discussion!
6:00 – 6:45PM PARANORMAL CITY: TULSA, WITH AARON SAGERS (CONFERENCE B)
Does the ghost of Bob Wills haunt Cain's Ballroom? Why might the specter of an oilman and Native American children be at the Gilcrease Museum? And what's going on with the stories of zombies, mummies and a Bigfoot in the neighboring area? Even if you live in Tulsa, you will be shocked to learn about what might be bumping around in the night. Join TV host and journalist Aaron Sagers (Travel Channel, Syfy, Paranormal Pop Culture), and other experts of the unexplained, for a spirited talk about the tall tales, folklore, myths and legends of Tulsa! And pose questions to Aaron on Twitter @AaronSagers.
6:15 – 7:00PM WORLD OF WARCRAFT COMPOSER JASON HAYES AND HIS VIDEO GAME TRIBUTE BAND “CRITICAL HIT” LIVE IN CONCERT! (BALLROOM A)
Wizard World is proud to present the acclaimed video game tribute band, Critical Hit! World of Warcraft’s Jason Hayes brings together the world’s best musicians for a night that celebrates the greatest video game music of all time! From Tetris to Legend of Zelda to Skyrim to Final Fantasy and beyond, Critical Hit performs original arrangements and electrifying live performances! You don’t want to miss this rare opportunity to see them live!
Visit Critical Hit’s booth for free *VIP seating tickets!
*Very limited quantity. As supplies last.
6:30 – 7:00PM CREATING THE CROW WITH JAMES O’BARR (CONFERENCE A)
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.
7:00 – 9:00PM SCREENING OF THE CROW (CONFERENCE A)
Immediately following the James O’Barr Q&A, join Wizard World for a celebration of O’Barr’s greatest creation in his 1994 big screen debut, The Crow, shown unedited and uninterrupted.
7:00 - 9:00PM WIZARD WORLD COSTUME CONTEST (BALLROOM A)
Hosted by our very own superheroes Mo Lightning & Billy Patterson, the Wizard World Tulsa 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. Grab your buddies and suit up to take a chance at bringing home the gold! With special guest judge the Green Power Ranger, Jason David Frank! Anyone interested in participating can sign-up at the Information booth on Saturday! We’ll see you there!
9:00 – CLOSE WIZARD WORLD AFTER PARTY
Do you like to dance? Do you like music? Just because the show floor is closed doesn’t mean the party skips a beat! Freshen up, change your digs and head on over to the Official Wizard World Tulsa Comic Con After Party at IDL Ballroom, 230 E 1st St. Free with your Wizard World wristband! 18+
10:00PM WORLD OF WARCRAFT COMPOSER JASON HAYES AND HIS VIDEO GAME TRIBUTE BAND “CRITICAL HIT” LIVE IN CONCERT!
Wizard World is proud to present the acclaimed video game tribute band, Critical Hit! World of Warcraft composer Jason Hayes brings together the world’s best musicians for a night that celebrates the greatest video game music of all time! From Legend of Zelda to Legend of Zelda to Skyrim to Final Fantasy and beyond, Critical Hit performs original arrangements and electrifying live performances! You don’t want to miss this rare opportunity to see them live at the Official Wizard World Tulsa Comic Con After Party! Located at IDL Ballroom, 230 E 1st St. Free with your Wizard World wristband!
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9TH
11:30 – 12:15PM JASON DAVID FRANK MEET AND GREET – PAID EVENT (BROOKSIDE – BRADY)
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.
12:00 – 12:45PM FROM CAP’S SHIELD TO AGENTS OF SHIELD TO GROOT! MARVEL COMICS AT 75 with DANNY FINGEROTH & AARON SAGERS (CONFERENCE B)
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 (Spider-Man; The Stan Lee Universe; longtime Marvel writer/editor, researcher on Taschen’s upcoming 75 Years of Marvel: From the Golden Age to the Silver Screen) and Aaron Sagers (Paranormal Pop Culture; MTV) present an illustrated tour through the more than seven decades of the phenomenon that is Marvel.
12:00 – 12:45PM WHY ARE FANBOYS SO MEAN? (CONFERENCE B)
Have you ever found yourself on the defensive for NOT hating the latest Comic Book movie? Did you find yourself inadvertently having to DEFEND Star Trek Into Darkness? Have you ever found yourself being criticized or attacked because you took a more moderate approach to something that wasn’t ENTIRELY successful? If this sounds like an experience you’ve had, you’ll want to chime in at this panel discussion, as those of us that can relate to these events typically find ourselves asking, “WHY ARE FANBOYS SO MEAN?”
12:00 – 12:45PM THE MAN OF STEEL: DEAN CAIN (ASSEMBLY HALL)
Some people are born to be great while others are born to be SUPER! Join Dean Cain as he reflects on his time as the legendary hero in the hit TV series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman , how playing the Man of Steel has changed his career, what it meant to him to don the cape, the other projects he’s worked on over the years & much more!
12:30 – 1:15PM MIDNIGHT MOVIES: BIRTH, DEATH, AND AFTERLIFE (CONFERENCE A)
From Rocky Horror to Donnie Darko, Minneapolis-based filmmaker Dwayne Robinson moderates a panel discussion revealing the history and lore of midnight movies, including their fade into obscurity during the 90's, and their ongoing resurgence in unexpected places.
12:30 – 1:15PM THE WWW YZZERDD: RUNNING RPGs ON VIRTUAL TABLETOP PLATFORMS (CONFERENCE B)
Gamers are more connected than ever with social media, so why limit potential roleplaying game sessions to those dusty “looking for gamers” boards at local game stores? Join Robert Duncan, Pathfinder Venture Captain and Paizo 4-Star GM, for a panel that allows you to leverage the same internet cat video posting technologies to experience an epic online gaming session for your favorite roleplaying game system!
1:00 – 1:30PM BLOOD ON THE BAYOU WITH RUTINA WESLEY (ASSEMBLY HALL)
Rutina Wesley is best known for the character Tara Thorton, on HBO’s gritty Southern vampire drama, True Blood. Rutina’s portrayal of Tara Thornton, a character whose caustic tongue and tough manner conceal her vulnerability, helped make True Blood a cult hit. The success of True Blood shocked naysayers when the vampire soap opera became a favorite of both critics and audiences alike. Now she joins her fans for her very first Wizard World appearance to answer your burning questions!
1:00 – 1:45PM WRITING COMICS THAT MATTER with KINGS IN DISGUISE’S JAMES VANCE & IRON MAN’S DANNY FINGEROTH (CONFERENCE C)
James Vance is best known as the writer of the Eisner and Harvey award-winning graphic novel Kings in Disguise. The story of Fred Bloch, a boy who hits the road in 1932 at the height of the Great Depression and gets caught up in the labor movement, hobos and the Ford Hunger March in Dearborn, it's a model of what the graphic novel can be and a great work of historical fiction. Over the course of his career, Vance has worked as an editor and written a long list of comics ranging from Aliens and The Crow to Predator and Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight. He also wrote Neil Gaiman's Mr. Hero–The Newmatic Man in the '90s. Vance has also scripted the conclusion to Omaha the Cat Dancer, the cult favorite series originally written by his late wife, Kate Worley. In 2013, W.W. Norton released Vance and artist Dan Burr’s On the Ropes, the sequel to Kings. Today, Vance and Danny Fingeroth (Darkhawk; How to Create Comics from Script to Print) discuss Vance’s life and career and also give you some pointers on—and answer your questions about—comics and graphic novel writing.
1:45 – 2:30PM KEEPING THE FAITH WITH ELIZA DUSHKU (ASSEMBLY HALL)
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 takes to the Wizard World stage for an up-close experience with her fans! She’ll share stories, give a behind-the-scenes look at her career, and answer your burning questions!
1:30 – 2:15PM BEHIND THE MUSIC WITH WORLD OF WARCRAFT COMPOSER JASON HAYES AND CRITICAL HIT EXECUTIVE PRODUCER MICHAEL GLUCK (CONFERENCE A)
A multiple award-winning composer, Jason Hayes is well known for his long-standing relationship with Blizzard Entertainment, contributing music to their games set in the popular World of Warcraft, Starcraft, and Diablo. He was the original lead composer of World of Warcraft, the most successful online game in the world. Jason's music has been performed by symphony orchestras all over the world in various concerts and now he joins the Wizard World tour for an exclusive Q&A with his fans!
1:30 – 2:00PM THE GREEN POWER RANGER HALF-HOUR OF POWER (CONFERENCE D)
Attention children of all-ages, their parents and anyone else that loves karate. Come KICK IT with Jason David Frank and his wife Tammy in this special ½ hour long karate class!
2:00 – 2:45PM WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE: PRESENTED BY OKLAHOMA MUSEUM OF SCIENCE (CONFERENCE B)
Water is the most common chemical compound in the universe. It is essential to life on Earth and, presumably, elsewhere. It is considered so important to life that NASA’s mantra for searching for life on Mars and elsewhere is “Follow the water!” Where off Earth can we find water, and, presumably, the chance for extraterrestrial life? Find out as we follow through our solar system and beyond.
2:00 – 2:45PM MONSTERS AND MAGIC WITH THE MONSTER GUYS (CONFERENCE C)
The Monster Guys, D.C. and Michael McGannon, go in depth with new monsters and legends found in their writings and in cultures around the world. Most tantalizing, sometimes terrifying, and almost always laugh-out-loud bizarre. The Monster Guys take you deep into the systems of magic used by the Monster Hunters found in their books...all the way down to the real, historical roots of the magic that has been used throughout the ages. Be there to experience the spooky and spectacular world that creeps, crawls, and slithers in with the Monster Guys! (Also, they have goodies for everyone in
2:45 – 3:30PM NOW YOU WILL RECEIVE US: THE BOONDOCK SAINTS (ASSEMBLY HALL)
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!
2:30 – 3:15PM 5 ANIME GENRES TO START TODAY BY TOKYO IN TULSA (CONFERENCE A)
Have you heard the term "anime" but never knew where to start? Come join us as we talk about anime that have something for everyone - Mystery, Horror, Mecha, Josei and Shonen. As you get an introduction to these genres, several of Tokyo in Tulsa's Assistant Directors will also share some great titles for you to check out from each!
3:00 – 3:45PM HISTORY OF VAMPIRES: FROM NIGHTMARES TO DAYDREAMS (CONFERENCE C)
It's easy to look at vampires today and wonder, what happened? How did they go from being monsters under the bed waiting to kill us to sparkling, jealous man-children standing next to it watching us sleep? A lot of folks place the blame on Twilight, but does it go deeper? Is there any one point in history that we can point at and say "ah-ha!"? Come join me, Jason Petty, and delve into the mysteries of vampire lore, explore the oldest myths, the famous legends, and "facts" of vampires throughout history in an attempt to make sense of how Vampires went from being the stuff of nightmares to the subject of daydreams.
3:00 – 3:45PM WIZARD WORLD KID’S COSTUME CONTEST
Calling all kids ages 12 and under to come strut your stuff at the Wizard World Tulsa Comic Con 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!
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