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  • Friday, Feb. 22, 20195:00 PM - 5:45 PM location: B110

    portland at the movies

    The hit local podcast featuring The Unipiper takes the stage for a live taping! Portland at the Movies dives deep into the catalog of Oregon made films to bring you reviews of hilariously bad and bewildering local classics worthy of your attention. From a shape-shifting Chuck Norris living on Mt. Hood to a scythe-wielding homicidal maniac terrorizing Pittock Mansion, you never know what hidden gem they might dig up right in your own back yard.

  • Friday, Feb. 22, 20195:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: B113

    the cinema snob q&a

    Brad Jones, the creator of the YouTube series The Cinema Snob, Lloyd The Animated Series, and the films Jesus Bro and Disco, discuss and takes questions about content creating and microbudget filmmaking.

  • Friday, Feb. 22, 20195:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: B117

    disney twisted princess coronation

    The Disney Universe's continued expansion has brought Marvel, LucasFilms and even the Muppets into the house of mouse. With Fox now entering the fold there are new opportunities to bestow one of Disney's highest honors upon classic characters by coronating them as Disney Princesses! Pop culture historian JoeWos takes a tongue in cheek look at characters now eligible for this prestigious honor. From the Xenomorph Alien Queen to Princess Leia we will explore the traditional role of the Disney Princess and how it could be transformed by the annexation of new realms into the Disney Kingdom.

  • Friday, Feb. 22, 20196:30 PM - 7:00 PM location: Creative Stage

    wiz-art preview with josh lyman

    Join Josh for a demonstration of all the techniques and skills you will learn during his Wiz-Art workshops.

  • Friday, Feb. 22, 20196:30 PM - 7:15 PM location: B117

    mount rushhorror with the scariest things podcast

    The Scariest Things Podcast presents a live Podcast: Making Mount Rushorror! The Scariest Things invites the audience to help replace the presidential heads of Mount Rushmore with icons of the horror genre. Ever wanted to see Leatherface 200 feet tall? Is Freddy worthy of immortalization? Is Dracula still relevant? Is Vincent Price the right choice? What new horror icon can stand shoulder to shoulder with the all time greats? Come select which legendary figure of scary cinema will get permanently enshrined, as one of Wizard World’s fantastic artists will emerge from Artist Alley to illustrate the selections! The illustration will be raffled off and given to one of our fans at the Saturday Scariest Things event. Prepare yourselves for a lively debate and to cheer loudly for your favorites! One of US! One of US!

  • Friday, Feb. 22, 20196:30 PM - 7:30 PM location: B113

    geek trivia!

    Join the Radioactive Geeks for a night of GEEK TRIVIA! Comic books, movies, cartoons, tv shows, video games, and more! . Four rounds consisting of five questions each with opportunities for bonus points. Multiple Choice, Fill-in-the-blank, Identify the Photos, and so forth Teams of 2-6 members.

    Prizes from Rogue Toys PDX, Excalibur Comics and The Nerd Out Bar & Restaurant!

  • Friday, Feb. 22, 20197:00 PM - 7:45 PM location: B110

    cosplay 101

    Want to begin cosplaying but don’t know how to get started? Join Wizard World Cosplay Guests in a discussion that will provide you with a guideline on crafting supplies, wigs, contacts, makeup, etc! Bring your questions for this Q&A and get some answers!

  • Friday, Feb. 22, 20197:00 PM - 7:45 PM location: C125

    vips of self publishing

    Self-publishing creator, Victor Dandridge, heads a forum-style discussion on the practices of self-publishing comic books. Guided with his own years of experience as both a comic book fan and creator, Victor aims to lead this discussion, interacting with the attending audience, to share ideas for comic book production, marketing and distribution

  • Friday, Feb. 22, 20197:00 PM - 8:30 PM location: C120

    creator u workshop

    Creator U is a 360 degree workshop that supercharges creators of all industries! During this workshop we cover: Social Media Marketing Basics, Branding, Creating Content, Building a Media Kit, Networking, and more!

    Purchase Tickets Here!

  • Friday, Feb. 22, 20197:30 PM - 8:15 PM location: B117

    sneak peek at the portland horror film festival™

    Get a super early sneak preview of what’s in store for this year’s PHFF! See 45 minutes of the best in independent horror. This selection of short films is just a small taste of what's being offered by independent filmmakers today.

  • Friday, Feb. 22, 20197:30 PM - 9:00 PM location: C124

    speed dating session with super sonic spreed dating (hetero)

    Sign up early at their booth on the show floor (booth #1820)

  • Friday, Feb. 22, 20197:45 PM - 8:45 PM location: B113

    advanced minions & mazes fantasy improv

    Advanced Minions & Mazes is a serialized, fantasy RPG-style, improv show. The cast takes some audience input at the top and periodically through the show to help shape the madcap adventure unfolding onstage. The adventurers include: Delphina "Mistress of Death Magic", Bartholius "Fancy Dwarf", Amrik "Half-Orc on his mother's side", and more. It's everything you've always loved to laugh about in role-playing brought to a live stage at WWCC. Each episode is unique and doesn't require knowing anything beforehand. This show is magic, battles, monsters, and comedy all wrapped into one. All ages welcome. Rated PG-13.

  • Friday, Feb. 22, 20199:00 PM - 11:00 PM location: Spirit of 77, 500 NE MLK JR. BLVD

    drink & draw: portland edition

    Wizard World Portland is about to get a little Sketchy after dark!

    Join us for "Drink and Draw: Portland Edition" with your host Joe Wos and special guest model Isabella S. Price, "The Oprah of the Underworld!"

    There will be drinking, drawing, games and prizes including an Intuis Drawing Tablet courtesy of Wacom.

    Event takes place Friday February 22nd from 9:30pm-11:30pm at Spirit of 77, 500 NE MLK JR. BLVD, Portland Oregon

    Admission is free with convention wrist band

  • Saturday, Feb. 23, 201911:00 AM - 11:45 AM location: Creative Stage

    how to toon

    Join internationally syndicated cartoonist, Joe Wos, the visiting resident cartoonist of the Charles M. Schulz Museum for a hands on cartooning workshop for all ages.

    The workshop breaks down the art of cartooning into easy to follow instructions for all ages. It is a face paced class that covers the art of visual storytelling from basic line work to developing characters.

  • Saturday, Feb. 23, 201911:00 AM - 12:00 PM location: C120

    introduction to sculpting workshop with propcustomz (additional ticket required)

    Learn how to sculpt and model your own clay creatures and original creations with Expert Sculptor & Prop builder Calen Hoffman of Propcustomz. Propcustomz will provide everything attendees need to make their our custom clay creation! Several physical pre-made examples will be shown along with attendees receiving one on one instructions throughout the course of the workshop! Come for the fun and leave with your own creation!

    Purchase Tickets Here!

  • Saturday, Feb. 23, 201911:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: B110

    breaking into the business

    Come join Committed Comics' Editor in Chief, Thomas Doherty in a lively discussion on how to Break Into the Comic Business. Learn how to structure your portfolio to archive maximum potential, gain insight on what publishers are seeking out of new creators, learn the steps you need to follow in order to bring your talent to the masses! Bring your best questions and Thomas will answer them all (except that one about how to dress...Tom can't help with that one! He has a terrible fashion sense). Committed Comics has been around since 1999 providing creators the opportunity to bring their visions to life. Some of the industries most creative talents have come out of the ranks of the Committed Inmates; Camilla D'Errico, Dustin Weaver, A. David Lewis, Filip Sablik and so many more."

  • Saturday, Feb. 23, 201912:00 PM - 1:30 PM location: C124

    speed dating session with super sonic spreed dating (lgbtqia+)

    Sign up early at booth #1820

  • Saturday, Feb. 23, 201912:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: B117

    creating cosplay content with ohmysophii

    Creating content can be fun and frustrating - we discuss how to create engaging content that your audience will enjoy, personalizing your content so that it doesn’t feel ‘generic’, self shooting, avoiding content ‘burn out’, the importance of backlogging and much more!

  • Saturday, Feb. 23, 201912:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: B110

    family with a touch of yellow, my life with america’s favorite family the simpsons

    Simpsons designer Phil Ortiz will share stories of his career in animation and talk about the simpsons and his journey with them all while answering your questions.

  • Saturday, Feb. 23, 20191:00 PM - 1:45 PM location: B113

    mcu ranked from iron man to ant man and the wasp - live

    In only 11 years, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has exploded from a few meager movies to a rock-solid franchise featuring dozens of superheroes and super villains. In this live Sequelcast 2 podcast, listen to hosts Mat Bradley-Tschirgi, Sean Franson, Tony Minsent, and Eric Windsor rank their favorite and not so favorite MCU flicks. Prizes will be given away.

  • Saturday, Feb. 23, 20191:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: B110

    saturday morning to the future, the history of animation with legendary animator and director tom cook

    Join Tom Cook for a trip through animation history starting with Saturday morning cartoons all the way to what’s on television right now.

  • Saturday, Feb. 23, 20191:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: B117

    zombies, terminators, and social studies

    Take Science Fiction to school with Franklin High School Social Studies Teacher Greg Garcia as he blends science fiction with culturally responsive teaching theory. Fine tune your doomsday plan by using social psychological theories to survive three different apocalypses. Then, travel through time to save historical figures from time traveling assassins. With zombies, terminators and atomic blasts lurking around every corner, this is not your average school lecture.

  • Saturday, Feb. 23, 20192:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: B113

    disney trivia against thomas ian nicholas

    Calling all Disney fans! Join us as audience members battle it out against Walt Disney himself, from ‘Walt Before Mickey’ Thomas Ian Nicholas, in this epic trivia event! Questions could cover anything….Disney Movies, Parks, and even Walt Disney himself! There will be tons of fun and even more laughs! So come test your skills and win some prizes along the way! Hosted by Lani Sarem

  • Saturday, Feb. 23, 20192:00 PM - 2:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    cosplay patterning and base design

    So you've come up with your dream cosplay, but don't know where to start? This panel will be a live demo on how to fully pattern a cosplay. The panel will include how to increase measurements of design for foam thickness and how to pattern for "larger than life" pieces. This class will be interactive and audience questions are encouraged.

  • Saturday, Feb. 23, 20192:00 PM - 3:30 PM location: C124

    speed dating session with super sonic spreed dating (hetero)

    Sign up early at their booth on the show floor #1820

  • Saturday, Feb. 23, 20192:30 PM - 3:15 PM location: B117

    infinite diversity in infinite combinations

    Star Trek was an attempt to say that humanity will reach maturity and wisdom on the day that it begins not just to tolerate, but take a special delight in differences in ideas and differences in life forms." Gene Roddenberry had a vision that challenged social mores but couldn't be fully realized in the 60's. How has Star Trek evolved over the last fifty years, from TOS to Discovery? Has the representation of race, gender, orientation, ability, and neurodiversity matured? What would Gene think?"

  • Saturday, Feb. 23, 20192:30 PM - 3:15 PM location: B110

    coming out cosplay: lgbt community panel

    During this interactive panel, Alexa Heart, a transgender cosplayer, discusses her decision to transition with the support of the cosplay and geek communities. She’ll discuss the obstacles she and other members of the LGBT community have faced and how she has used these challenges to help push for equality for everyone in the geek community and beyond.

  • Saturday, Feb. 23, 20192:30 PM - 3:15 PM location: C125

    words create worlds: lessons from a storyteller

    If you have ever thought “I want to write a book” or wonder if your story can be told in song but don’t know where to begin or how to continue, this is perfect for you! Aspiring and current writers will want to take part in this interactive workshop to ask questions and learn about what it takes to write a book and be a published author or songwriter! Come and learn about the writing process from author, singer/songwriter, and advocate James Morris (Sky Bound, Water Tower, Surface) as he shares the challenges and excitement that comes with creating new worlds. This workshop will discuss the art of storytelling and share valuable tips, tricks, and organizational skills to help get you started and keep going. Be sure to bring your questions. This workshop is perfect for writers and aspiring writers of all ages.

  • Saturday, Feb. 23, 20193:00 PM - 3:45 PM location: Creative Stage

    armor 101

    So you’re ready to build some armor but aren’t sure how to begin? Come hang out with us and let’s talk about the basics of building armor and prop pieces of all varieties! We’ll be discussing different materials, tools, techniques and more!

  • Saturday, Feb. 23, 20193:30 PM - 4:15 PM location: B110

    short swords & short stories: narratives in d&d

    Dungeon Masters from Portland’s own Orcs! Orcs! Orcs! D&D Tavern pop-up series will discuss how to tell immersive stories using the unique narrative features of D&D and how to improve your D&D games by making greater use of storytelling. The panel also will feature a Q&A session on all things D&D.

  • Saturday, Feb. 23, 20193:30 PM - 4:15 PM location: B117

    laika: behind the magic

    Join LAIKA animator Rachelle Lambden as she discusses her uniquely creative career and personal journey, from her first job after university graduation to the TV series Disney's Jojo's Circus and MTV's Celebrity Deathmatch -- to her work on four Oscar-nominated feature films: LAIKA's ParaNorman (2012), The Boxtrolls (2014) and Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) and Frankenweenie (2012). In addition to breaking down the process of a shot on The Boxtrolls, Rachelle will discuss memorable scenes from Kubo and the Two Strings. She will also show a trailer from LAIKA's next film Missing Link, which will be released on April 12 by Annapurna Pictures. The film boasts a roster of international stars including Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana and Zach Galifianakis.

  • Saturday, Feb. 23, 20194:00 PM - 4:45 PM location: C125

    unbreakable skin? how to critique creations of color without sounding...you know

    As diversity continues to be a hot button issue, the spotlight on minority-rich content is at a pop cultural high. But is it all good and can YOU question its execution without sounding...well...you know? Join self-publishing author and comic culture enthusiast, Victor Dandridge in a light-hearted convo on aesthetics, intent and good taste!

    Audience: Teen-Mature

  • Saturday, Feb. 23, 20194:00 PM - 5:00 PM location: C121

    wiz art: basics of drawing workshop (additional ticket required)

    Whether you have never drawn before, only drawn digitally, or are just looking to brush up on some techniques, this workshop has got you covered! You’ll learn about drawing exercises, use of a fine tip brush pen as well as choosing the right tools, as well as taking a piece of art from sketch to inks! Come and Explore the World of Wiz‐Art and take home your finished art piece and tools!”

    Purchase Tickets Here!

  • Saturday, Feb. 23, 20194:00 PM - 5:30 PM location: C124

    speed dating session with super sonic spreed dating (hetero)

    Sign up early at their booth on the show floor #1820

  • Saturday, Feb. 23, 20194:30 PM - 5:15 PM location: B117

    how fandom is saving lives: healing from mental illness and trauma thru film & fandom

    Film, TV, and fandom can help people cope with depression, anxiety, trauma, and mental illness. Studies show it, and we fans know it. But how, exactly, can TV shows, conventions, and fan friendships help you thrive? Learn the science behind how TV, film, and fandom can help you heal and hear true stories from real people. Get practical tips and resources, then stay after to meet the panelists. Featuring Dr. Janina Scarlet (clinical psychologist and author of "Superhero Therapy") and James Leary (Clem from “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”)Moderated by Christine Killmer

  • Saturday, Feb. 23, 20194:30 PM - 5:15 PM location: B110

    how to get started on twitch

    Have you been thinking about streaming on Twitch? Find out from a full time streamer just how to make it happen. Alkali Layke will teach you the basics on getting started, how to grow your community and how to earn money streaming. This panel will cover everything from taxes to emotes! She'll even explain Twitch language...ya "Pogchamp".

  • Saturday, Feb. 23, 20195:00 PM - 6:00 PM location: B113

    geek trivia! buffy & angel edition

    Join the Radioactive Geeks for a special night of BUFFY/ANGEL TRIVIA!.

    Four rounds consisting of five questions each with opportunities for bonus points. Multiple Choice, Fill-in-the-blank, Identify the Photos, and so forth Teams of 2-6 members.

    Prizes from Rogue Toys PDX, Excalibur Comics and The Nerd Out Bar & Restaurant!

    Test your Scooby Gang Knowledge!

  • Saturday, Feb. 23, 20195:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: B110

    supernatural psychology

    Are you in love with 'Supernatural'? So are we. If so, join psychologists Dr.Janina Scarlet (Harry Potter Therapy, Supernatural Psychology) and Dr. Erin Currie (Game of Thrones Psychology; Supernatural Psychology) as they discuss the psychology behind your favorite fandom and discuss the mental health representations depicted in 'Supernatural.' Dustin McGinnis moderates.

  • Saturday, Feb. 23, 20195:30 PM - 6:15 PM location: B117

    cinema's best of the worst

    "Oh hai Wizard World." Join pop culture historian, Joe Wos, for a discussion on what makes for a truly "great" bad movies. Joe will share a few of his picks for movies you will love to hate and welcomes audience discussion for picks on the best of the worst! From the "Citizen Kane" of bad cinema- Plan 9 from Outer Space to more obscure awful fare, we will watch previews and clips that will leave you writhing in the aisles.

  • Saturday, Feb. 23, 20196:00 PM - 7:30 PM location: C124

    speed dating session with super sonic spreed dating (hetero)

    Sign up early at their booth on the show floor #1820

  • Saturday, Feb. 23, 20196:15 PM - 7:15 PM location: B113

    advanced minions & mazes fantasy improv

    Advanced Minions & Mazes is a serialized, fantasy RPG-style, improv show. The cast takes some audience input at the top and periodically through the show to help shape the madcap adventure unfolding onstage. The adventurers include: Delphina "Mistress of Death Magic", Bartholius "Fancy Dwarf", Amrik "Half-Orc on his mother's side", and more. It's everything you've always loved to laugh about in role-playing brought to a live stage at WWCC. Each episode is unique and doesn't require knowing anything beforehand. This show is magic, battles, monsters, and comedy all wrapped into one. All ages welcome. Rated PG-13.

  • Saturday, Feb. 23, 20196:30 PM - 7:15 PM location: B110

    terror from abroad! with the scariest things podcast

    The Scariest Things Podcast presents a live Podcast: Terror from Abroad! Come explore the hidden horror gems from around the world, as The Scariest Things introduces you to the best of foreign horror films. Every corner of the globe has its own flavor of horror, and we will be discussing what trends and tropes each country brings to their brand of scary. Come away with an appreciation for the classics, and find something new from the recent new Golden Age of Horror that we are lucky enough to exist in today. Also, the illustration of Mount Rushorror from the Friday presentation will be raffled away along with other fun gifts for the attendees! Come join us, and be part of Portland’s horror film fan community!

  • Saturday, Feb. 23, 20196:30 PM - 7:15 PM location: B117

    cosplay filmmaking: 101

    SF/Bay Area director, DESCIPLE, expands the cosplay community with indie filmmaking utilizing today's technology and resources. From costume designs to prop making, from camera gear to marketing, you won't want to miss this fun and informative crash course on making your own cosplay / action / adventure film!

  • Saturday, Feb. 23, 20197:30 PM - 9:00 PM location: Oregon Ballroom

    wizard world costume contest

    Hosted by our very own superhero Victor Dandridge, the Wizard World Comic Con Costume Contest is no joke. The best of the best will be dressed to impress in their superhero & pop culture finest, so be prepared for some serious cosplay. Grab your buddies and suit up to take a chance at bringing home the gold! Categories include Best in Show, Best Hero, Best Villain, Best Group and Best Anime (Prize Package Sponsored by RightStufAnime.com)!

    Anyone interested in participating can sign-up at the SHIELD LABS Booth inside the exhibition floor on Saturday. Registration closes at 5PM! We’ll see you there! (Recommended for ages 13+)

  • Sunday, Feb. 24, 201911:00 AM - 11:45 AM location: Creative Stage

    once upon a toon

    Cartoonist and storyteller Joe Wos present his program featuring storytelling and live cartoon illustration. This all ages show features original stories and folktales with a twist. Joe draws the stories as he tells them! It's like watching a picture book be created before your very eyes. Join Joe on a pun-filled adventure for all ages! Joe Wos has toured nationwide performing and is the resident cartoonist of the Charles M. Schulz Museum.

  • Sunday, Feb. 24, 201911:00 AM - 12:30 PM location: C124

    speed dating session with super sonic spreed dating (lgbtqia+)

    Sign up early at their booth on the show floor (#1820)

  • Sunday, Feb. 24, 201911:00 AM - 1:00 PM location: C120

    introduction to resin casting (additional ticket required)

    A step by step introductory to making silicone molds and solid urethane resin cast, along with hands on resin casting with professional Maker & Prop builder Casey McBroom of “Shield Labs". This workshop will involve a walk through on making various types of Silicone molds. An in depth Q&A on the process along with pre-made examples and resource guides. Attendees will also make and take home their very own Resin Castings from molds provided at the Workshop!

    Purchase Tickets Here!

  • Sunday, Feb. 24, 201911:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: B117

    from arkham asylum to red sonja: how pulp fiction changed comic books

    Discover how modern comics are influenced by early 20th century literature. Learn the secret origin of Batman’s Arkham Asylum. Discover how a supporting character in only one of Robert E Howard’s many short stories, became the redheaded, chainmail bikini clad warrior we love today. Explore the rise of noir and Cthulhu in comic books.

  • Sunday, Feb. 24, 201911:30 AM - 12:15 PM location: B110

    portland’s finest: how david walker is keeping portland’s comic roots alive and thriving!

    He's written the baddest of the Bad Mofo's (from Cyborg to Luke Cage, to even Shaft himself)...and calls Portland his home! Now, he stands poised to write comics' future with his own publishing imprint, Solid Comix, while still pumping new life into mainstream favorites. Settle in and listen close as we share a conversation with David Walker.

  • Sunday, Feb. 24, 201912:00 PM - 1:00 PM location: C121

    wiz-art: concept to creation (additional ticket required)

    From dragons to robots, from heroes to villains, and even creatures of unusual sizes, character design is always fun! Come join us to learn the core principles of concept art and character designing, and let your imagination flow. Get tips on creating characters for various medias, and how to create a character that is iconic! You, as a group will decide the topic, and from there we will create our own wonders! Take home your finished art piece as well as a small kit!

    Purchase Tickets Here!

  • Sunday, Feb. 24, 201912:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: B110

    psychology of harry potter and fantastic beasts

    Are you a fan of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts? If so, join psychologists Dr. Janina Scarlet (Harry Potter Therapy, Supernatural Psychology) and Dr. Erin Currie (Game of Thrones Psychology; Supernatural Psychology) as they discuss the psychology behind your favorite fandom and how 'Harry Potter" can be good for our mental health. Dustin McGinnis moderates.

  • Sunday, Feb. 24, 201912:30 PM - 1:15 PM location: B117

    cosplay on a budget

    Beautiful cosplay doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Learn how to create beautiful costumes without breaking the bank.

  • Sunday, Feb. 24, 20191:00 PM - 2:30 PM location: C124

    speed dating session with super sonic spreed dating (hetero)

    Sign up early at their booth on the show floor (#1820)

  • Sunday, Feb. 24, 20191:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: B113

    animation celebration: top ten animated tv characters

    Cartoon historian and former executive director/founder of the ToonSeum, Joe Wos gives a sneak peek at the top ten animated television characters from his upcoming book "Animation Celebration: The 100 greatest characters in television animation." Did you favorite make the top ten? Attend this presentation to find out! The list is sure to trigger a lively debate!

  • Sunday, Feb. 24, 20191:30 PM - 2:15 PM location: B110

    keeping portland weird with the unipiper

    What does being weird mean in 2019 and does it still matter in Portland? Join The Unipiper for a look back at what separates Portland from the amateurs and find out why Keeping Portland Weird is more important than ever. Perhaps you will find that flying your freak flag is easier than you thought.

  • Sunday, Feb. 24, 20193:00 PM - 4:30 PM location: C124

    speed dating session with super sonic spreed dating (hetero)

    Sign up early at their booth on the show floor (#1820)

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