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Stan Lee, William Shatner, ‘Charmed’ and ‘Firefly’ Reunion Q&As, Comics Panels, Evening Parties, Movies Fuel Largest Programming Schedule @ Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, May 30 – June 2
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Henry Winkler, Manu Bennett, James Marsters, Ray Park Among Stars Conducting Q&As; Marvel Sessions+!
Stan Lee, William Shatner, ‘Charmed’ and ‘Firefly’ Reunion Q&As, Comics Panels, Evening Parties, Movies Fuel Largest Programming Schedule @ Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, May 30 – June 2Stan Lee, William Shatner, ‘Charmed’ and ‘Firefly’ Reunion Q&As, Comics Panels, Evening Parties, Movies Fuel Largest Programming Schedule At Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, May 30 – June 2

Henry Winkler, Manu Bennett, James Marsters, Ray Park Among Stars Conducting Q&As; Marvel Sessions Lead Four Days Packed With Comic-Themed Programming At Pennsylvania Convention Center

Interactive Q&A sessions featuring celebrities Stan Lee, William Shatner, Henry Winkler, John Barrowman, Manu Bennett and stars of “Charmed” and “Firefly,” a full slate of comics-themed panels, evening parties and movie screenings are some of the highlights of a comprehensive schedule of programming at Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, May 30 – June 2 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Standout programming at the event includes:
• Q&As with Lee, Shatner, Winkler, Barrowman, Bennett, James Marsters, Ray Park, Michael Rooker and other stars
• Reunions of “Firefly” headliners Adam Baldwin, Summer Glau, Jewel Staite and Gina Torres; the “Charmed” trio of Shannen Doherty, Holly Marie Combs and Brian Krause; and the pairing of two “Supermans” in Dean Cain and Brandon Routh; and the tag-team of WWE® Superstar Daniel Bryan® and WWE® Hall Of Famer Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat™
• Two Marvel Comics panels, “Breaking Into Comics The Marvel Way” and “From Now! To Infinity”
• Evening parties on Thursday, May 30 (Con Bro Chill concert for VIP badgeholders, Trocadero Theatre), Friday, May 31 (Super Art Fight, Tavern on Broad) and Saturday, June 1 (After Party, Field House)
• Screenings of Weekend at Bernie’s with Andrew McCarthy (Friday 7 p.m., Terrace Ballroom) and Police Academy with Steve Guttenberg (Saturday 7 p.m., Room 108) sponsored by The Awesome Fest, and Skull World (Thursday, 6 p.m., Room 111)
• Dozens of comics-themed panels with industry leaders with advice on how to break into the field, get work seen, etc., plus portfolio reviews by Marvel and Zenescope
• Costume contests for adults (Saturday) and Kids (Sunday)
• Kids Day (Sunday) with an array of panels and events designed especially for children


ROOM LOCATIONS:
ROOM 108 – GENERAL PROGRAMMING
ROOM 109 – GENERAL PROGRAMMING / WORKSHOP
ROOM 110 – MEET AND GREET / PORTFOLIO REVIEW
ROOM 111 – GENERAL PROGRAMMING
ROOM 112 – SCI FI SPEED DATING
ROOM 113 – GENERAL PROGRAMMING
TERRACE BALLROOM – GENERAL PROGRAMMING

THURSDAY, MAY 30th
4:00 – 4:45PM ONE SMALL STEP FOR FANS: BROWNCOATS IN SPACE
Take Back the Sky, an initiative dedicated to persuading SpaceX to name the next manned U.S. spacecraft after the transport ship Serenity in Joss Whedon’s Firefly universe, will survey the history of science fiction’s role in space exploration and examine the connection between the space industry and “geek culture,” as well as the fan community’s potential to make history beyond the boundaries of Earth. (ROOM 109)

4:00 – 4:45PM CREATING A WEB-SERIES IN TODAY’S MARKET PLACE: SIMPLY, CREST
The Internet and the advent of YouTube has created a huge platform for personal expression and creative exploration through the visual medium. But how does one create a structured outline to a full series of videos for the web? What is needed before your series can even be filmed? This panel looks to share insights and knowledge by using an in-development episode of a new series as an example. (ROOM 111)

5:00 – 5:45PM GETTING YOUR COMIC BOOKS SIGNED AND PROTECTING YOUR INVESTMENT
Join David Roman and Mark Roman of CSA Comics as they discuss the growing popularity of getting comic books signed/autographed, how signed comics can increase the value of a comic box, and how having your signed comic book (or comic collectible) authenticated will help increase it’s value more... And help you properly insure it against theft or damage. (ROOM 109)

5:00 – 5:45PM DRAWING CULT-CLASSICS TO FAIRYTALES TO OLD SCHOOL COMIC BOOKS
Being considered one of the best means being a versatile artist. It means mastering fundamental techniques that allow you to draw EVERYTHING well. And it means honing a personal style that helps convey the story across all genres. Gain a glimpse of the tips and tricks from Chrissie Zullo (Fables Are Forever; Hack/Slash: The Series; Cinderella), Angel Unzueta (Titans; The Flash; Green Lantern), and Bob McLeod (Spider-Man; X-Men; Superman; Batman; Wonder Woman), who do it all and discover drawing like you’ve never known before. Moderated by Rebecca Housel (ROOM 111)

6:00 – 6:45PM CREATIVITY THE LASTS
As an artist, writer, actor, musician or creator, there is 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, esteemed creators, Rob Prior (Spawn; Deep Space 9; Evil Ernie; Heavy Metal), Mark Poulton (Savage Hawkman; Avengelyne), and Shane Vidaurri (Iron: Or, The War After) describe how to overcome creative obstacles and share their keys to unleashing creativity. Moderated by Tony Kim (ROOM 109)

6:00 – 8:00PM SKULL WORLD SCREENING
Greg Sommer is an enigma, wrapped inside a mystery, encased in a Jean-Jacket Vest. An enterprising man in his early 30s, Greg, and his alter-ego SKULL MAN, are at war. Box Wars that is. Welcome to Greg’s world. A world of warriors, magic, and glory. A world of metal. Greg is building the Canadian-chapter of BOX WARS, an international underground movement of Cardboard-based combat. SKULL WORLD follows two years in the life of Greg, and sheds light on exactly what makes him, and his goals in life, so unique. A comedic and moving journey awaits, not for the faint of heart. Take a trip behind the mask. (ROOM 111)

7:00 – 7:45PM THE RETURN OF AUDIO DRAMA
Speculative Fiction always thrived on radio, but commercial radio all but eliminated the art form for mainstream audiences. The Internet has allowed actors, producers and writers collaborate across the world to bring you new heroes, horrors and epic worlds of fantasy. Join members of the Parsec-award winning team behind the online horror series HG World (and other series) as they discuss finding the right mix of talent and technology, how to write, cast, produce and market a quality audio production in the 21st century. (ROOM 109)

8:00 – 10:30PM CON BRO CHILL CONCERT – VIP’S FREE – GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET AVAILABLE –ALL AGES
Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con kicks off in grand musical style with Con Bro Chill (CBC) at the Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA 19107. Free to VIP badge holders with a separate paid general admission ticket available. What started as a series of YouTube videos a few years ago has turned into what has been described as a “Power Party Pop group” and a “sweet party.” CBC is made up of four friends -- Connor Martin (Party Host/Keytar/Pro Lacrosse Player), SAMM (Lead Vox/Producer/Writer, current Maroon 5 single “Daylight,” tracks with TI, B.O.B., etc.), Ty Andre (Party/Art Director), and Steve Felts (Party Warrior/Art Demon) -- whose stated goal is to “slam people right in the face with the most mind blowing HAPPY you’ve ever experience.” (TROCADERO THEATRE, 1003 ARCH ST.)

FRIDAY, MAY 31st
1:00 – 1:45PM GAM3R: BE AS FAMOUS AS THE GAMES YOU PLAY
Join Psycho Crusher Productions and special guests as we screen episodes of our new web series "GAM3R" and discuss the recent trend of gamers attempting to turn their hobbies into careers. For some it's on the competitive scene, for others it's starting their own businesses. The common goal we all share, being as famous as the games we play. Psycho Crusher Productions has traveled the country for over 5 years documenting pro gamers, starting with our successful first feature documentary King of Chinatown. (ROOM 108)

1:00 – 1:45PM WRITING CAPTIVATING SCI-FI/FANTASY/HORROR COMICS & NOVELS
Remember reading a book that you just couldn’t put down? The long chucks of time that simply disappeared because you were so engrossed, eager to find out what happens next? This panel will dive into story ideas and character development that will help a writer to stand out in the marketplace. Learn techniques and diverse ways to write comics and novels that people will be excited to read! (ROOM 109)

1:00 – 1:45PM TEEN MANGA: NEW ERA G
Manga continues to grow in popularity around the globe along with increasing interest from teens and kids. But what if you wanted to create manga art of your own? How do you go about it? Join Steiner Palomino, creator of New Era G, as he shares tips and tricks in helping you create your own manga style. (ROOM 111)

1:00 – 3:00PM SCI-FI SPEED DATING
Ladies and Gentlemen! Are you single and tired of looking for love in Alderaan places?Are you ready to Terminate your single life? Are you looking for someone to take on a quest involving a ring? Look no further! You fans asked, and we listened! Wizard World Philly is proud to announce... The return of Sci-Fi Speed Dating!

Sign ups are at www.sfsd.nerddom.com/wwphil

You MUST be at least 18 and SINGLE to participate!
Currently SFSD boasts, 1 marriage, 1 baby, 14 engagements, 83 couples dating seriously! It works!
Don’t worry, we have a session on Sunday for LGBT participants too! Online sign-ups full? It happens, but SFSD is so cool, you can register at the con, but remember space is limited!
Questions? Check them out on Facebook! www.facebook.com/SciFiSpeedDating
Once you sign up, you will receive a confirmation email. Please PLEASE PLEASE arrive early to the session to sign in! (ROOM 112)

1:00 – 1:45PM LINDA BLAIR Q&A
Come celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Exorcist with Golden Globe Award Winner Linda Blair! Having gained international acclaim for her role as Regan, the possessed child in The Exorcist in 1973, Blair has since appeared in nearly 70 television and film roles. Today she is active in the Linda Blair WorldHeart Foundation, dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating abused, neglected, and abandoned animals from the harsh streets of the Los Angeles area, as well as from the overcrowded and overwhelmed city and county animal shelters. For more about Linda Blair, visit www.lindablair.com (ROOM 113)

1:00 – 1:30PM ALLIANCE LARP COMBAT DEMO
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1:00 – 2:45PM ZENESCOPE PORTFOLIO REVIEW
Zenescope is looking for talented interior pencilers looking to work for a top ten comic book publisher. Please bring sequential pages for review, contact information and materials to leave with us to review further. (BOOTH 417 )

2:00 – 2:45PM HOLLYWOOD AND COMICS
Comic creators have broken into the film and television businesses, and have built successful careers as screenwriters and producers. Hear from these successful professionals about the books they’ve created that studios are purchasing in this eye-opening discussion. (ROOM 108)

2:00 – 2:45PM HOW WE GOT HERE
An overnight success. That gets thrown around a lot these days but what’s the reality? Did all these really talented and successful creative minds just pop up ‘overnight’ or was it a long and arduous process? Join writer/artist Bob Layton, artist Andrew Griffith and filmmaker/writer Daniel Boyd as they tell us just really how they got here. Moderated by Rebecca Housel. (ROOM 109)

2:00 – 2:45PM WANNA MAKE YOUR OWN TOY?
One part teddy bear, two parts zombie, the Teddy Scares are one of the hottest toys on the market today! Co-creator and Teddy Scares artist, Joe DiDomenico, will discuss the “how to’s” of designing your own toy line as well as giving away some Teddy Scares scary swag!!! (ROOM 111)

2:00 – 2:45PM WIBBLY WOBBLY TIME: A DOCTOR WHO PANEL
Come celebrate 50 years of time travel with an amazing panel of Doctor Who experts. Join Deborah Stanish, the co-editor of Chicks Unravel Time: Women Journey Through Every Season of Doctor Who which was nominated for the 2013 Hugo Award in the Best Related Works category. Authored essays in the Hugo Award winning Chicks Dig Time Lords; the Time Unincorporated Series (Vols. 2 and 3) as well as Outside In: 160 Essays New Perspectives on 160 Classic Doctor Who Stories by 160 Writers. Alan Kissler, Whovian Historian and Podcast Host of Crazy Sexy Geeks. Ken Deep, show-runner of L.I. Who (http://longislanddoctorwho.com) this November. It’s the first Doctor Who convention on Long Island since 1990. Co-host of Doctor Who: Podshock, the first and longest running Doctor Who podcast (http://gallifreyanembassy.org/vortex/.) Graeme Burk and Robert Smith, authored a book about Doctor Who the new series, Who is the Doctor and are about to release a second one. These authors and podcasters will be discussing why our favorite Time Lord has endured for five decades, speculate on the origins of Clara the new companion, and what we might see for the 50th Anniversary episode. No Whovian should miss this! Moderated by Tony Kim (ROOM 113)

2:00 – 2:30PM IMPERIAL KLINGON FORCES PHOTO OPS
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2:30 – 3:00PM SPAWN PHOTO OPS
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3:00 – 3:45PM KEVIN SORBO Q&A
Kevin Sorbo has enjoyed success on television for over 20 consecutive years, a feat rarely accomplished by an actor. Sorbo quickly rose to stardom in the title role of the hit series, Hercules, The Legendary Journeys, followed by Andromeda. In 1997, Sorbo made his feature film debut in Kull, the Conqueror, a prequel to Conan, the Barbarian. Other films include, Walking Tall, The Payback, Walking Tall: Lone Justice, The Last Chance Café, Something Beneath, Clipping Adam, and The Avenging Angel. Come pick his brain and see how Kevin has kept busy for 20 years. (ROOM 108)

3:00 – 3:45PM PEN AND INK: MAKING AN OLD STYLE NEW AGAIN
Taking cues from some past giants of illustration - Albrect Durer and Edward Gorey, Jason Lenox has been working to refine a unique pen and ink style that resembles the classic style of the art of wood engraving while giving the medium a slight modern twist. Currently he is putting this style to use in creating a comic book story based in the 1800’s - The Painted Ladies of San Quentin. Jason will be showing some of the historical pieces that he has been influenced by, and his current inking projects for comparison. Moreover, by utilizing the ELMO system, Jason will show some of his techniques put to use from stipling, linework and texturing so the attendees can put this style to use on their own projects. You can view Jason’s portfolio in action at www.jasonlenox.com. (ROOM 109)

3:00 – 3:45PM 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. (ROOM 110)

3:00 – 3:45PM CREATING CHARACTERS THAT READERS LOVE TO HATE
Everyone LOVES a good villain. They captivate your attention, do despicable things and leave you wanting more. Without them the hero would be just another character and usually, a really annoying one at that! But perhaps there is a way we can create a hero that give us the same visceral reaction those magnificently evil doers have a monopoly on. We’re going to dig deep into that love-to-hate archetype, see what traits make those classic evildoers become the best part of a story. Then turn the light back on our heroes and see if we can’t make them a little dirtier too! (ROOM 111)

3:00 – 3:45PM BASIC COSTUMING, FX MAKEUP & ARMOR-LIKE CREATION
NY Cosplayer Network will share tips on using special effect makeup, and various foams to create armor-like designs to enhance your cosplay! Hosted by Mercury Presentia, Darlena Marie, Wendell Smith, Daijonnee Vandeeveer, and Christine Churchwell. (ROOM 113)

3:00 – 3:30PM ROB PRIOR: TWO HANDED ART DEMO
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4:00 – 4:45PM THE FUN SIDE OF COMICS AND GRAPHIC NOVELS
Deadlines, deadlines, and more deadlines. When drawing becomes ‘work’ and something laborious, what is one to do? Join Salvador Larroca (Avengers Vs. X-Men; Invincible Iron Man; Uncanny X-Men), Stuart Sayger (Infestation 2; 30 Days Of Night; Machete), and Khoi Pham (Scarlet Spider; Cyber Force; Daredevil; Mighty Avengers) as they discuss how to rediscover the FUN in comic book/graphic novel art & artistry and what some of the great perks have been from being in the industry. Moderated by Rebecca Housel. (ROOM 108)

4:00 – 4:45PM 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 he will have your answers. Must purchase a separate ticket for this event. (ROOM 110)

4:00 – 4:45PM TOPPS IN 2013: THE YEAR OF SCI-FI
Get the scoop on all the hottest sets from the trading card giant, with behind the scenes looks at your favorite sci-fi franchises. From STAR WARS to MARS ATTACKS and beyond, including the first announcement of two all-new projects. Every panel attendee gets a special Mars Attacks promo card! (ROOM 111)

4:00 – 4:45PM RAY PARK Q&A
Known for his roles as Darth Maul in Star Wars: Episode 1, Toad in X-Men and Snake Eyes in G.I. Joe and G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Ray Park returns to Wizard World! Join him and ask your questions in this Q&A session. (ROOM 113)

4:00 – 5:00PM SUPERHERO PHOTOSHOOT
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5:00 – 6:00PM MARVEL: BREAKING INTO COMICS THE MARVEL WAY
Are you a writer or artist? Ever dream of working for Marvel? Do you find yourself thinking, “I could do that…if I knew how!” Well, here’s your chance! Join superstar artists including Barry Kitson (Amazing Spider-Man), Phil Noto (Uncanny X-Force), Julian Totino Tedesco (Thunderbolts), Leinil Yu (Indestructible Hulk) as well as Marvel’s talent scout C.B. Cebulski to find out the answers on how to get your foot in the door and make your job MARVEL! (ROOM 108)

5:00 – 6:30PM WEBCOMICS BOOTCAMP
Webcomics pioneer Brad Guigar discusses participating cartoonists’ comics from all aspects -- art, writing, Web design, social media and more. It’s a top-to-bottom look at making your webcomic better from the co-author of How To Make Webcomics and the seminal Webcomics Weekly podcast. Participants must pre-register here (http://www.evil-inc.com/forums/stains/9589/), but the discussion itself is open to the public. (ROOM 109)

5:00 – 5:45PM ANIMATION IN TODAY’S INDUSTRY
Jon Schnepp has been a leading Director in today’s Animation industry, having been a principal player in many of Adult Swim’s cartoons (Metalocalypse, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, The Venture Brother, Space Ghost Coast to Coast), as well as breaking new ground on many other animated projects (Marvel’s Black Panther, the anime Underworld series, the Kickstarted Grimm Fairy Tales Animated Pilot). Come by and hear how he got started in the business, and what you can do to make cartoons in the animation industry. (ROOM 111)

5:00 – 7:00PM SCI-FI SPEED DATING
Ladies and Gentlemen! Are you single and tired of looking for love in Alderaan places?Are you ready to Terminate your single life? Are you looking for someone to take on a quest involving a ring? Look no further! You fans asked, and we listened! Wizard World Philly is proud to announce... The return of Sci-Fi Speed Dating!

Sign ups are at www.sfsd.nerddom.com/wwphil

You MUST be at least 18 and SINGLE to participate!
Currently SFSD boasts, 1 marriage, 1 baby, 14 engagements, 83 couples dating seriously! It works!
Don’t worry, we have a session on Sunday for LGBT participants too! Online sign-ups full? It happens, but SFSD is so cool, you can register at the con, but remember space is limited!
Questions? Check them out on Facebook! www.facebook.com/SciFiSpeedDating
Once you sign up, you will receive a confirmation email. Please PLEASE PLEASE arrive early to the session to sign in! (ROOM 112)

5:00 – 5:45PM JAMES MARSTERS Q&A
Best known for his role as Spike, the platinum blonde vampire on hit shows Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, James Masters answers questions about everything from his evolution from acting to music, and the projects he plans to conquer in the future. Moderated by Rebecca Housel (ROOM 113)

5:00 – 5:45PM MICHAEL ROOKER Q&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 Sylvester Stallone’s 1993 hit Cliffhanger, and the Denzel Washington/Angelina Jolie blockbuster The Bone Collector in 1999, as well as popular films such as Mississippi Burning (1988), Sea of Love (1989) and Days of Thunder (1990). 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 he was recently the newest addition to 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! Moderated by Marc Lee (TERRACE BALLROOM)

6:00 – 6:45PM MOVIE AND PUPPET IMPROV WITH DELETED SCENES!
Winners of the North East Regional College Improv Competition, Deleted Scenes creates never-before-seen films! With just a suggestion the group will create a movie on the spot... With PUPPETS! (Yay! Puppets!) Stop by for a night of laughs, felt, film, and all around good times. (ROOM 108)

6:00 – 6:45PM FLASHFALL/THE JOE FILES COSPLAY AND FANFILMS PANEL
Together Brothers Productions will be premiering their new fanfilms Flashfall and The Joe Files!! Afterwards there will be a Q&A with the cast on cosplaying and how to make fanfilms. (ROOM 111)

6:00 – 6:45PM STAN “THE MAN” LEE Q&A
Comic book king, Stan Lee is ready to rumble at Wizard World Philadelphia! This creator, writer, editor, producer, publisher and television personality can certainly do it all. Join world renowned, Stan Lee as he shares his inspiring story and answers all of your questions. (TERRACE BALLROOM)

6:00 – 7:00PM BARBIZON MODELS FASHION SHOW
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7:00 – 9:00PM 80’s NIGHT WITH ANDREW McCARTHY: PRESENTED BY AWESOMEFEST
Be “The Life of the Party... Well, Almost” at this special screening of Weekend At Bernies and Q&A with Andrew McCarthy.

What kind of a host invites you to his house for the weekend and dies on you?

Andrew McCarthy’s character Larry Wilson asked that question in the 1989 cult comedy Weekend At Bernie’s, and effectively summed up the premise of the film. Join us for the chance to ask McCarthy about the role and the film’s enduring following in this special Q&A beginning at 7PM. Then stay for the movie at 7:30PM.

For more information on The Awesome Fest and its full Summer of movie fun lineup, visit http://theawesomefest.com. (TERRACE BALLROOM)

8:30 –11:00PM WIZARD WORLD PRESENTS SUPER ART FIGHT – 21 AND OVER
Making their Wizard World debut, Super Art Fight, the self-described Greatest Live Art Competition in the Known Universe is a unique mixture of live art, pro-wrestling style characters & storytelling and improvised commentary which makes for a show unlike anything else in the world today. Get ready to cheer, laugh and get stupid - it's Super Art Fight! Food and drinks will be available for purchase throughout the night. Super Art Fight will be held at Tavern on Broad, 200 S Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19102. 21 AND OVER ONLY (TAVERN ON BROAD, 200 S BROAD ST)

SATURDAY, JUNE 1st
11:00 – 11:45AM VAMPIRE LORE AND OTHER URBAN MYTHS AND LEGENDS WITH DR. REBECCA HOUSEL
If a little “love bite” could make you fast, stronger, more beautiful and immortal, why wouldn’t you do it? The “Pop Culture Professor” Dr. Rebecca Housel answers this question and more as she explores the world’s fascination with vampires, wolves, ghosts and everything supernatural. (ROOM 108)

11:00 – 11:45AM CHEAP AND DIRTY COSPLAY: LESSONS FROM SHEWOLF COSPLAYS
Everyone can cosplay and SheWolf Cosplays is going to show you how to do it. We’ll help you to become the best ‘not-you’ you can be with our tips, tricks, and hints, all from our very own experiences cosplaying. Topics touch on planning, budget, execution, makeup/prosthetics, tips and tricks, and how to deal with criticism. (ROOM 109)

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 he will have your answers. Must purchase a separate ticket for this event. (ROOM 110)

11:00 – 11:45AM CURTIS SLIWA Q&A
The Alliance of the Guardian Angels, in association with FirstRun.tv Network (www.FirstRun.tv) has begun production of Angels In Action, a new reality television series that captures the true-life drama and action of the Guardian Angels as they patrol inner-cities and communities to help citizens and police fight crime. Unarmed, and putting their own safety at risk, the organized teams of brave volunteers encounter drug dealing, prostitution, thieves, and more, as they traverse the streets. Curtis Sliwa will discuss the series and his history as the founder of the organization, followed by a showing of the debut episode, which follows Guardian Angels chapter teams in Philadelphia and Atlantic City, N.J. (ROOM 111)

11:00 – 11:45AM PHILLY GEEK: WHAT TO DO IN PHILADELPHIA AREA FANDOM THE OTHER 363 DAYS OF THE YEAR!
Are you a fan of comics, sci-fi/fantasy, gaming, or other geeky things? Are you looking for things to do in the Philly area, or within just a few hours drive? Well, we’re here to help. Members of the Science Fiction Society (sponsors of the first and longest running SF con in the world), as well as other fan groups from the area, will be happy to talk to you about what they do, as well as other great geeky events happening in the area throughout the year! Come find out so you don’t miss out! (ROOM 113)

11:00 – 12:00PM STAR TREK PHOTO OPS W/ USS SOVEREIGN NCC-75000 AND THE IMPERIAL KLINGON FORCES
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12:00 – 12:45PM GRIMM FAIRY TALES ANIMATED
Come check out the horrific re-imagining of the Grimm Fairy Tales from Zenescope Entertainment, Titmouse Inc., Schneppzone and director Jon Schnepp. The gory and sexy style that is synonymous with the Zenescope brand will be on display. Find out how the project came to fruition and what big names have gotten involved in the project. Come enjoy the pilot episode of Grimm Fairy Tales Animated in all its horrific glory! (ROOM 108)

12:00 – 12:45PM STORYTELLING WITH MICHAEL GOLDEN: TAKING IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL
Join groundbreaking storyteller Michael Golden – known for his work on Dr. Strange, The ‘Nam, G. I. Joe, and Batman – as he shares his fundamental rules for how to craft your story and take it to the professional level. (ROOM 109)

12:00 – 12:45PM THE NEXT EVOLUTION OF ZOMBIE: ROMPER ZOMBIE!
A new breed of undead have come to life and taking a bite of our pop culture world! The creators of ‘Romper Zombie’ will be discussing why zombies have exploded in popularity and exclusively reveal their new product line. Join Luke Vaan-Horne, creator, sculptor and ZEO of Romper Zombie; Rick Schwartz, Romper Zombie partner and film producer whose credits include Machete, The Others, Black Swan and the upcoming Tatua; Tom Savini, stuntman, actor, director and award-winning makeup artist responsible for the special effects work in the original Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead, Friday the 13th, and The Maniac. Acting credits include From Dusk Till Dawn, Machete, Grindhouse, Django; Alexandria Petitt, Romper Zombie COO representing the youth market; zombiephile; Ray Cornwell, Romper Zombie's Creative Director of Illustration; zombiephile, and moderated by zombiephile Tony Kim. These zombie experts will share their thoughts on zombie culture and how it is reflected in their new action figure series. Zombie lovers, you won’t want to miss this. (ROOM 111)

12:00 – 12:45PM KRIS HOLDEN-RIED Q&A
Viewers may know Kris Holden-Ried best as William Compton, on Showtime’s former hit series, The Tudors (2007), but he has been working nonstop for nearly two decades. Other credits include multi-episode arcs on Degrassi: The Next Generation, M.V.P. and The Bridge. His film credits include Santa Baby 2, K-19: The Widowmaker, Gossip, amongst others. Kris currently stars as Dyson in the Syfy series Lost Girl, where he portrays a very likable werewolf-shifter, working in the human world as a police detective. You can also see Kris as Quint in the fourth Underworld installment, Underworld Awakening. Moderated by Rebecca Housel. (ROOM 113)

12:00 – 12:45PM ZENESCOPE PORTFOLIO REVIEW
Zenescope is looking for talented interior pencilers looking to work for a top ten comic book publisher. Please bring sequential pages for review, contact information and materials to leave with us to review further. (BOOTH 417)

12:30 – 1:15PM WILLIAM SHATNER Q&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, 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. (TERRACE BALLROOM)

1:00 – 1:45PM COSTUMES + PLAYING = COSPLAY! SO WHAT DOES THAT ACTUALLY MEAN?
Join Wizard World’s Managing Editor Kevin Kelly and an assembly of top-notch cosplayers, including Ivy Doomkitty, Dayna Baby Lou, and Eric “The Smoke” Moran 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! (ROOM 108)

1:00 – 1:45PM CREATOR SPOTLIGHT: DOUG SNEYD
Join Wizard World in welcoming first-time guest, Doug Sneyd! Having started out as a book and magazine illustrator, Mr. Sneyd has also had a successful career as a syndicated cartoonist; his topical Doug Sneyd and SCOOPS cartoons ran for nearly 20 years in newspapers throughout the U.S. and Canada. Best known for his work in Playboy since 1964, Doug Sneyd has over 450 full-page color cartoons published in the magazine. The Art of Doug Sneyd, published by Dark Horse Books, features 270 of his Playboy cartoons; the 248-page hardcover book was a 2012 Eisner Award nominee in the Best Humor Publication category. In addition, 14 Sneyd cartoons appear in Playboy: The Cartoons, which celebrates 50 years of Playboy’s distinctive brand of humor. As well, 30 of his Playboy originals are among the 235 Sneyd works included in the National Archives of Canada in Ottawa. Don’t miss getting the inside scoop from this master illustrator. (ROOM 109)

1:00 – 1:45PM BUILDING FANTASY WORLDS
It can be said that fantasy is very difficult to write and much of that difficulty lies in the ability of its creator to develop a believable and emotionally convincing world. How does one go about creating a new world? With new rules and dangers? A world that readers want to fall into? Join two special industry veterans as they explore this topic and share their experiences about world-building and maybe, just maybe... You’ll find yourself transported into a fantasy world! (ROOM 111)

1:00 – 3:00PM SCI-FI SPEED DATING
Ladies and Gentlemen! Are you single and tired of looking for love in Alderaan places?Are you ready to Terminate your single life? Are you looking for someone to take on a quest involving a ring? Look no further! You fans asked, and we listened! Wizard World Philly is proud to announce... The return of Sci-Fi Speed Dating!

Sign ups are at www.sfsd.nerddom.com/wwphil

You MUST be at least 18 and SINGLE to participate!
Currently SFSD boasts, 1 marriage, 1 baby, 14 engagements, 83 couples dating seriously! It works!
Don’t worry, we have a session on Sunday for LGBT participants too! Online sign-ups full? It happens, but SFSD is so cool, you can register at the con, but remember space is limited!
Questions? Check them out on Facebook! www.facebook.com/SciFiSpeedDating
Once you sign up, you will receive a confirmation email. Please PLEASE PLEASE arrive early to the session to sign in! (ROOM 112)

1:00 – 1:45PM HENRY WINKLER Q&A
Join Wizard World as award-winning actor, producer, director, and author Henry Winkler takes the stage in Philadelphia. Best known for his role as the leather-clad greaser Fonzie, “The Fonz”, Henry Winkler will discuss how his minor role in Happy Days fashioned him to be an American comedic icon. Now is the chance to find out what’s next for Mr. Winkler. Moderated by Rebecca Housel(ROOM 113)

1:30 – 2:15PM CHARMED REUNION WITH SHANNEN DOHERTY, HOLLY–MARIE COMBS & BRIAN KRAUSE
In this panel you will be able to catch up with former Charmed stars Shannen Doherty, Holly–Marie Combs and Brian Krause. Join them as they take a trip down memory lane sharing experiences from the show and what they are working on currently. This is a dynamic collaboration that you do not want to miss. Moderated by Marc Lee. (TERRACE BALLROOM)

1:00 – 2:00PM SABER ACADEMY LIGHTSABER FIGHT DEMO
(COSPLAY STAGE)

2:00 – 2:45PM GETTING YOUR COMIC BOOKS SIGNED AND PROTECTING YOUR INVESTMENT - PART II
Join David Roman and Mark Roman of CSA Comics as they discuss the growing popularity of getting comic books signed/autographed, how signed comics can increase the value of a comic box, and how having your signed comic book (or comic collectible) authenticated will help increase it’s value more... and help you properly insure it against theft or damage. (ROOM 109)

2:00 – 3:30PM MARVEL PORTFOLIO REVIEW
Marvel editors will be conducting portfolio reviews. Here's what you need to know:
• Portfolios will need to be dropped off between the hours of 3:00-5:00 PM on Friday and 3:00-5:00 PM on Saturday at the Wizard World Information Booth #537.
• Portfolios MUST contain your contact information. This includes your full name, cell phone number, and e-mail address. You will be contacted by phone at the show.
• Portfolio reviews will happen Saturday and Sunday afternoon from 2:00-3:30PM. If you will not or cannot be present at this time, do not leave your portfolio.
• Do not leave original work with us. Whatever your portfolio contains, make sure you keep the original work. We cannot be responsible for any lost or misplaced work.
• Please respect the Marvel editors time and opinions.
• Focus on your sequentials. While cover artwork is important, most new artists are hired to do interiors.
• Review sessions are limited to artists only.
• Not all submissions will be chosen for review.
• Artists chosen for review will receive the room number at the time of confirmation.
PORTFOLIO REVIEW SCHEDULE WILL BE POSTED AT 11AM ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY AT THE WIZARD WORLD INFORMATION BOOTH #537

2:00 – 2:45PM HIP-HOP & COMICS: CULTURES COMBINING
Since its earliest days, Hip-Hop culture has been linked to comic books: graffiti and album covers utilize superhero imagery, rappers adopt secret identities and grandiose aliases, artists use the vocabulary of comics to help forge a new urban culture. Comics creators have responded in kind, using elements of Hip-Hop to give grounding to street-level storytelling, incorporating graffiti techniques into logo design and art styles, and using rap lyrics for context and content. Both forms thrive on excitement and energy, inspire passionate fanbases, and have risen from modest beginnings to achieve global recognition. Here, Patrick Reed, editor of Depth of Field Magazine, brings together musical visionaries, visual artists, and other special guests from the comic and music industries to celebrate the possibilities in combining these worlds, discuss how forms have intersected over the last four decades, and look ahead toward the future. (ROOM 111)

2:00 – 2:45PM SUPERHERO BATTLE ROYALE
Who would win in a fight between Iron Man and Batman? Between Green Lantern and Wolverine? Between Superman and Mighty Mouse? Join our panel of experts (read: complete geeks who fantasize about this stuff all the time) as we match up some of the greatest heroes and villains of the comic book world and find out what would happen if they went toe to toe with each other in a no-holds barred battle arena! (ROOM 113)

2:00 – 3:00PM DRAGONSONG FORGE SWORDSMANSHIP DEMO
(COSPLAY STAGE)

2:30 – 3:15PM BUFFYFEST! WITH JAMES MARSTERS AND CHARISMA CARPENTER
Come celebrate with some of your favorite cast members of the hit series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Join Charisma Carpenter and James Marsters as they give you a behind the scenes look at what really went down on set, where they are now and their take on the phenomenon that is “Buffy.” Moderated by Rebecca Housel (TERRACE BALLROOM)

3:00 – 3:30PM WWE® SUPERSTAR DANIEL BRYAN® AND WWE® HALL OF FAMER RICKY “THE DRAGON” STEAMBOAT™ Q&A
(ROOM 108)

3:00 – 3:45PM WONDER WOMEN FOR 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. Join us as Susan Griffin (Quartermain; Vampire Empire; Vincent Price Presents), Tania Del Rio (Archie and Friends; Sabrina the Teenage Witch; Spider Man/Araña), and Alex Sanchez (Katana; Fathom; JSA) discuss the challenges and obstacles of creating relevant female protagonists in today’s male dominated industries. (ROOM 109)

3:00 – 3:45PM HEAD SMASH, THE BIGGEST GRAPHIC NOVEL RELEASE OF 2013!WITH CREATOR VLAD YUDIN AND PRODUCER EDWIN MEJIA
Filmmaker Vlad Yudin has brought together an anticipated graphic novel,Head Smash, tied into a screenplay he’s developing for next year. The story revolves around Smash, an orphan who’s brought up by a powerful and corrupt man and who finds himself squaring off against that man and his organization after his wife and unborn child disappear. Set in a “pre-apocalyptic” future, the story follows the physically-gifted Smash in his effort to rescue the ones he loves. Come listen to Vlad discuss the the development of the characters, story, art work and screenplay. (ROOM 111)

3:00 – 3:45PM AARON & SHAWN ASHMORE Q&A
Join Aaron Ashmore and Shawn Ashmore for a healthy dose of sibling rivalry as they take center stage in Philadelphia. Best known for his roles as Jake in the Animorphs television series and Iceman in the X-Men films, Shawn Ashmore comes to Philadelphia having finished a successful run on the hit dramatic series - The Following, starring Kevin Bacon and will be seen in the upcoming film, X-Men: Days of Future Past. Aaron Ashmore is best known for his work on Smallville as Jimmy Olsen and on the hit SyFy series, Warehouse 13 as Steve Jinks. Moreover, he was the recurring character, Troy Vandergraf on Veronica Mars. Bring your best question for this special Q&A. (ROOM 113)

3:00 – 4:30PM MARVEL VS DC PHOTOSHOOT
(COSPLAY STAGE)

3:45 – 4:30PM NORMAN REEDUS, MICHAEL ROOKER AND JON BERNTHAL Q&A
(TERRACE BALLROOM)

4:00 – 5:00PM MARVEL: FROM NOW! TO INFINITY
The next wave of exciting new Marvel NOW! titles has arrived! But that’s not all! This summer, the cosmic threat known as Thanos strikes in the epic Infinity crossover event! Editors Jake Thomas and Tom Brennan, Phil Noto (Thunderbolts), and Leinil Yu (Avengers) will be joined by Marvel’s talent scout C.B. Cebulski and other Marvel guests to answer your questions about the future of the multiverse! (ROOM 108)

4:00 – 5:30PM ARTIST ALLEY 101 WITH INTERROBANG STUDIOS
For anyone who’s ever wanted to sell their creativity: writing, art, or craft. Construct a concrete game plan for your convention sales table. Get a helping hand with the numbers: expenses, costs, and sales goals. You’ll be walked through pre-con planning, inventory considerations, displays, salesmanship, and etiquette. Sarah Martinez of Interrobang Studios has put together checklists, simple guides, and other physical memory aids for convention prep and execution. She’ll share what they’ve learned to help others avoid the hard and expensive lessons. She’s got handouts, a powerpoint, and some product props, and she’s not afraid to use them! (ROOM 109)

4:00 – 4:45PM 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. (ROOM 110)

4:00 – 4:45PM U CRE-8 COMICS PRESENTS: CHARACTER CRAFTERS
Are you the next GREAT comic creator?! Take the Raconteur's challenge and design your own character from start to finish! Establish powers, design costume ideas, create an origin story and more with U Cre-8 Comics -- the PERFECT jumpstart to YOUR comic universe! (ROOM 111)

4:00 – 4:45PM GIANCARLO ESPOSITO Q&A
Giancarlo Esposito is a celebrated television, film and stage actor whose acting career spans over several decades. He most 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 and Aaron Paul, as well as playing Major Tom Neville on the current hit series Revolution. He can also be seen in the upcoming thriller, Poker Night, starring Ron Perlman. (ROOM 113)

4:30 – 5:00PM ROB PRIOR: TWO HANDED ART DEMO
(COSPLAY STAGE)

5:00 – 5:45PM KICKSTARTING YOUR OWN PROJECT
Jon Schnepp has ran two very successful Kickstarters, one with Grimm Fairy Tales Animated raising nearly $200K and second with The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened? raising over $100K, both achieving more than their initial goals. News of his latest The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?, spread around the globe, receiving coverage from ETonline, IGN, Huffington Post and even Russia! Join Jon as he discusses how he approached both projects, what he thinks about the future of crowd funding, what he plans for his next two Kickstarters and how you can make your projects come to life successfully in the amazing world of crowd funding! (ROOM 108)

5:00 – 5:45PM ID COMICS STUDIOS - HOW TO BE A FUNCTIONING STUDIO
So you have a group of really talented friends, now what? Jerry “TheFranchize” Gaylord and Bryan “Flash” Turner will talk about what’s helped them succeed as an art team and what you can do to create a cohesive team of talented individuals. ID Comics Studios is the art team that brings you Fanboys Vs Zombies comics published by Boom! Studios. They have collectively worked on other titles like NFL Rush Zone, Regular Show, and Adventure Time comics. Remember, a studio that draws together grows together. (ROOM 111)

5:00 – 7:00PM SCI-FI SPEED DATING
Ladies and Gentlemen! Are you single and tired of looking for love in Alderaan places?Are you ready to Terminate your single life? Are you looking for someone to take on a quest involving a ring? Look no further! You fans asked, and we listened! Wizard World Philly is proud to announce... The return of Sci-Fi Speed Dating!

Sign ups are at www.sfsd.nerddom.com/wwphil

You MUST be at least 18 and SINGLE to participate!
Currently SFSD boasts, 1 marriage, 1 baby, 14 engagements, 83 couples dating seriously! It works!
Don’t worry, we have a session on Sunday for LGBT participants too! Online sign-ups full? It happens, but SFSD is so cool, you can register at the con, but remember space is limited!
Questions? Check them out on Facebook! www.facebook.com/SciFiSpeedDating
Once you sign up, you will receive a confirmation email. Please PLEASE PLEASE arrive early to the session to sign in! (ROOM 112)

5:00 – 5:45PM JASON DAVID FRANK: POWER RANGER Q&A
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. (ROOM 113)

5:00 – 5:45PM FIREFLY WITH ADAM BALDWIN, SUMMER GLAU, JEWEL STAITE, & GINA TORRES
Even series cancelation can’t keep a great sci-fi-western story down. Join three members from the fan beloved series, Firefly in this special Q&A. Most loved for her role as Kaylee Frye, Jewel Staite has appeared on such hit shows as Stargate: Atlantis, The X-Files, and Dead Like Me.
Adam Baldwin established a cult following as Jayne Cobb in Firefly and as Chad Shelten in Day Break. And most notably, as John Casey on the NBC comedy-spy series Chuck.
Summer Glau, best known for her iconic character River Tam of Firefly fame and Cameron Philips in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Summer also worked with Joss Whedon on Angel and Dollhouse.
Gina Torres made her television debut on One Life to Live and later played Jasmine in the series Angel before landing her seminal role as First Officer Zoë Washburne.
After celebrating the show’s 10th Anniversary, find out what the stars have in store for the next ten. (TERRACE BALLROOM)

5:00 – 5:30PM ALLIANCE LARP COMBAT DEMO
(COSPLAY STAGE)

5:30 – 6:00PM IMPERIAL KLINGON FORCES PHOTO OPS
(COSPLAY STAGE)

6:00 – 8:45PM LAUREN HOLLY Q&A AND SCREENING OF DUMB AND DUMBER: PRESENTED BY AWESOMEFEST
The breakthrough motion picture performance came for Lauren Holly in the box-office smash, Dumb and Dumber, starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels. She received glowing reviews for her performance in the Edward Burns drama No Looking Back. Her numerous film credits include Oliver Stone’s Any Given Sunday, Sydney Pollack’s Sabrina, the action-drama Turbulence, and Beautiful Girls. Lauren boasts three seasons as Director Jenny Shepard in the drama series NCIS and starred as plastic surgeon Jeremy Hanlon on David E. Kelley’s Emmy Award-nominated drama, Chicago Hope. She can currently be seen on the new crime-drama seriesMotive this Summer on ABC. Moderated by Mo Lightning.

Once the Q&A is over the fun doesn’t stop, so stick around for a screening of Dumb and Dumber presented by Awesomefest! (ROOM 108)

6:00 – 6:45PM MY GRANDMOTHER WHATS TO FLY JETS
So you want to be a comic creator. Where do you start? How much is it going to cost you? Will you need therapy after you’re done? By Jeff Kaufman, writer/creator/producer of The Con, Terminal Alice, Whore, Tempest, Totem, Dragon Cross and Omega One. His upcoming projects include Angel Falling, Chip and Gorro: Gorillas and Bears and the documentary How to Fail in Comics. (ROOM 109)

6:00 – 6:45PM DR. HOW/TORCHWOOD COSPLAY AND FANFILMS PANEL
Together Brothers Productions and Terrasolo Pictures will be premiering for the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who/Torchwood fanfilms series, Legacy!! Afterwards there will be a Q&A with the cast on the making of the film series and hosted by Brian Terranova, Jay Justice and Eric “The Smoke” Moran. (ROOM 111)

6:00 – 6:45PM ARTISTS UNITED
What drives an artist to work day in and day out on this profession? What motivates them to get up every morning or in some cases every evening, and go back to the drawing board? How do you, as an artist, get into the industry and once you’re there, stay a working artist in the industry. Join artists Salvador Larroca (Avengers Vs. X-Men; Invincible Iron Man; Uncanny X-Men)Yildiray Cinar (The Fury of Firestorm; LoSH; Teen Titans; Action Comics), J.G. Jones (Final Crisis; Wanted; 52; Wonder Woman: The Hiketeia), N. Steven Harris (Voltron; Aztek; The Vampire Huntress Legends) and Angel Unzueta (Titans; DC Comics Presents; The Flash; Green Lantern; LoSH) as they share their insights and more in this special Q&A. Moderated by Rebecca Housel. (ROOM 113)

6:00 – 7:00PM BARBIZON MODELS FASHION SHOW
(COSPLAY STAGE)

7:00 – 7:45PM HOW I SWITCHED FROM PRINT TO WEBCOMICS AND WHY
Writer for Bongo Comics and comic creator, Tony DiGerolamo, talks about how he made the switch from print to webcomics. Learn why webcomics are the future and how you can get started in this exciting new comics medium. (ROOM 109)

7:00PM – 9:00PM WIZARD WORLD ADULT COSTUME CONTEST
Hosted by our very own superhero Jarrett “The Defuser” Crippen, the Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con adult costume contest is no joke. The best of the best will be dressed to impress in their superhero finest, so be prepared for some serious cosplay. Grab your buddies and suit up to take a chance at bringing home the gold! With special guest judge Jason David Frank. (TERRACE BALLROOM)

9:00PM – 2:00AM OFFICIAL WIZARD WORLD PHILADELPHIA COMIC CON AFTER PARTY - 21 AND OVER
Just because the show floor is closed doesn’t mean the party skips a beat. Freshen up, change your digs and boogie on over to the Official Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con After Party, located at Field House. Celebrate the close of Spring with drink specials and more all to the funky groove of tunes galore. 21 AND OVER ONLY (FIELD HOUSE, 1150 FILBERT ST.)

SUNDAY, JUNE 2nd
11:00 – 11:45AM FROM THE MICROSCOPE TO THE BIG SCREEN: CREEPY CRAWLIES IN POP CULTURE
We enjoy so many movies and stories inspired by insects and other creepy crawlies. Join John Leavengood, insect taxonomist and evolutionary biologist, to learn how things like the monsters from the “Alien" movie series, Starship Troopers, Spider-Man, The Tick, Ant-Man and giant monstrous insects compare to actual insects and their almost supernatural abilities, weird appearances and strange behavior. (ROOM 109)

11:00 – 11:45AM WHY DO THEY CALL THEM THAT? HOW MLB TEAMS GOT THEIR NAMES AND OTHER FUN FACTS
Join the author and the artist of the illustrated book Trolley Dodgers, Pinstriped Yankees and Wearing Red Sox: How MLB Teams Got Their Names in a discussion about the history of baseball team names, their mascots, and other informative facts. Free coloring handouts will be provided. KIDS DAY! (ROOM 111)

11:00 – 1:00PM LGBT SCI-FI SPEED DATING
Ladies and Gentlemen! Are you single and tired of looking for love in Alderaan places?Are you ready to Terminate your single life? Are you looking for someone to take on a quest involving a ring? Look no further! You fans asked, and we listened! Wizard World Philly is proud to announce... The return of Sci-Fi Speed Dating!

Sign ups are at www.sfsd.nerddom.com/wwphil

You MUST be at least 18 and SINGLE to participate!
Currently SFSD boasts, 1 marriage, 1 baby, 14 engagements, 83 couples dating seriously! It works!
Don’t worry, we have a session on Sunday for LGBT participants too! Online sign-ups full? It happens, but SFSD is so cool, you can register at the con, but remember space is limited!
Questions? Check them out on Facebook! www.facebook.com/SciFiSpeedDating
Once you sign up, you will receive a confirmation email. Please PLEASE PLEASE arrive early to the session to sign in! (ROOM 112)

11:00 – 11:45AM JOHN BARROWMAN Q&A
John Barrowman started his career as a leading man in musical theatre, with numerous credits on both London’s West End and Broadway. Not content with also simply recording four solo albums with Sony Music, Barrowman created the role of Captain Jack Harkness in the first series of Russel T Davies’s revamped Doctor Who for BBC TV. The character created such an impact that he was given his own spin off series, Torchwood.John can currently be seen playing Malcolm Merlyn in the hit series Arrow on the CW Network all whilst finding the time to co-author and publish multiple novels, the latest being Torchwood: Exodus Code a novel based on the TV series. How he found time to visit Wizard World in Philadelphia is one question we would like to know in this special Q&A! Moderated by Rebecca Housel. (ROOM 113)

11:00 – 12:00PM JUNIOR SABER TRAINING
(COSPLAY STAGE)

12:00 – 12:45PM COMPELLING STORYTELLING
Whether you are a seasoned writer or a brand new one, the journey of writing a compelling story is a tumultuous one. Creative writing is often fill with all kinds of discouraging land-mines or creative dead-ends. Hear from Bob Layton (Iron Man; Uncanny X-Men; Avengers; Captain America; Batman), Shane Vidaurri (Iron: Or, The War After), Daniel Boyd (Chillers; Paradise Park) and Rebecca Housel (The Pop Culture Professor) as they share some of their secrets to not only completing a compelling story but also how to develop habits to be a more effective writer. (ROOM 109)

12:00 – 12:45PM 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 con crowds. Make sure to bring your questions because he will have your answers. Must purchase a separate ticket for this event. (ROOM 110)

12:00 – 12:45PM DIGITAL AGE
The digital revolution is upon us, and with innovations coming at such a paid pace, it’s hard to keep up. Webcomics.com’s Brad Guigar moderates a discussion of the latest in digital publishing for creators interested in capitalizing on these new opportunities. (ROOM 111)

12:00 – 12:45PM MANU BENNETT Q&A
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 screenI can in Peter Jackson’s thrilling epic, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in which he plays Azog. Manu can also be seen in the hit CW series, Arrow as the mysterious Slade Wilson who turns into Deathstroke in the original Green Arrow comics. Be sure to keep an eye out for Manu Bennett as he reprises the role of Azog in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug later this year. (ROOM 113)

12:00 – 12:30PM 66 BATMAN & BATGIRL PHOTO OPS
(COSPLAY STAGE)

1:00 – 1:45PM INDEPENDENT WRITING AND PUBLISHING
Best-selling authors affiliated with the Kindle All-Stars Project will discuss the world of independent publishing. Questions regarding everything from formatting, cover art, subject matter, and advertising can be fielded by authors with all levels of experience. Previous alumni to the KAS include sci-fi masters Harlan Ellison and Alan Dean Foster. (ROOM 109)

1:00 – 1:45PM DOODLE! SCRIBBLE! DRAW!
The drawing game show where the kids and the audience are the winners every time! This game is a combination of Jeopardy!, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Pictionary, and the doodles that you draw in your notebook when your bored. Young artists team with comic professionals in quick drawing challenges. Each round will test the skills of the artists and the limit of the crowd’s imagination! It’s all about inspiring kids to be creative, draw, and have fun sharing their work. (ROOM 111)

1:00 – 1:45PM WHAT’S BETTER THEN SUPERMAN? SUPERMEN! WITH DEAN CAIN & BRANDON ROUTH
While Superman may be faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, nothing can prepare you for TWO Supermen! In a rare team-up, join Dean Cain and Brandon Routh as they help celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Superman in this amazing Q&A. Dean Cain, the former Princeton football star and hearthrob, who returned the “Man of Steel” to TV screens in the hit series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman has continued to appear in recurring roles on such popular shows as Las Vegas and Hope and Faith.

Brandon Routh donned the iconic ‘S’ in the 2006 film revival Superman Returns and has recently made memorable appearances in the TV series Partners and Chuck and the film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. How will the stage support these two titans? Will the walls shake by their mere whispers?? Will we end up facing a new Infinite Crisis??? You’ll have to find out by not missing out! (ROOM 113)

1:00 – 2:00PM WHOVIAN/TORCHWOOD PHOTOSHOOT
(COSPLAY STAGE)

2:00 – 2:45PM THE GEEK CULTURE: WE’VE TAKEN OUR FIRST STEP INTO A LARGER WORLD
Sometimes it’s not easy being a geek. As a mental health counselor and self identified geek Steve Kuniak hears a great deal of the negative talk going on about his fellow geeks, nerds, gamers, sci-fi and comic book enthusiasts. This panel will feature a discussion of his current research which seeks to identify strengths associated with our various nerdy pursuits. Steve is working hard to advocate for the geek culture to be identified as just that, a culture, full of its own languages, tradition, artifacts, and interactions. He will present samples of his professional work featuring geeky mental health techniques, and the status of his “in progress” doctoral dissertation. The information for this study was gathered at the 2013 PAX East video game conference. Steve looks forward to answering your questions and hearing your stories too. (ROOM 109)

2:00 – 3:30PM MARVEL PORTFOLIO REVIEW
Marvel editors will be conducting portfolio reviews. Here's what you need to know:
• Portfolios will need to be dropped off between the hours of 3:00-5:00 PM on Friday and 3:00-5:00 PM on Saturday at the Wizard World Information Booth #537.
• Portfolios MUST contain your contact information. This includes your full name, cell phone number, and e-mail address. You will be contacted by phone at the show.
• Portfolio reviews will happen Saturday and Sunday afternoon from 2:00-3:30PM. If you will not or cannot be present at this time, do not leave your portfolio.
• Do not leave original work with us. Whatever your portfolio contains, make sure you keep the original work. We cannot be responsible for any lost or misplaced work.
• Please respect the Marvel editors time and opinions.
• Focus on your sequentials. While cover artwork is important, most new artists are hired to do interiors.
• Review sessions are limited to artists only.
• Not all submissions will be chosen for review.
• Artists chosen for review will receive the room number at the time of confirmation.
PORTFOLIO REVIEW SCHEDULE WILL BE POSTED AT 11AM ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY AT THE WIZARD WORLD INFORMATION BOOTH #537

2:00 – 4:00PM SUPER ART FIGHT
Back for round two! Super Art Fight, the self-described Greatest Live Art Competition in the Known Universe is a unique mixture of live art, pro-wrestling style characters & storytelling and improvised commentary which makes for a show unlike anything else in the world today.Get ready to cheer, laugh and get stupid - it’s Super Art Fight! (ROOM 111)

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. (ROOM 113)

3:00 – 3:45PM WIZARD WORLD KIDS COSTUME CONTEST
Calling all kids ages 10 and under to come out and strut your stuff at the Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con Kids Costume Contest. Hosted by our very own superhero, Jarrett “The Defuser” Crippen, you won’t want to miss this Kodak moment packed with a whole lot of fun, laughs and prizes for all participants! (ROOM 113)

3:00 – 4:00PM JUNIOR SABER TRAINING
(COSPLAY STAGE)

*Seating for panels is strictly limited and available on a first served basis. We do not clear all panel rooms unless you are seated in a section that is marked with a sign at the end of the row reading: ROW WILL BE CLEARED AT THE END OF EACH PANEL

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