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Chicago Comic Con Programming
Friday 08/12

1:00-1:45PM
LOU FERRIGNO Q&A
Have your questions ready for the original Incredible Hulk Lou Ferrigno, or risk getting crushed. Don’t say we didn’t warn you. (Room B)

2:00-2:45PM
EXPOSED: THE SECRETS OF PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING
Some of your favorite wrestlers spill their secrets and give fans the low down on what’s real and what’s not in the world of professional wrestling. (Room A)

TOM NGUYEN’S STYLE OF INKING
Renowned inker Tom Nguyen (Green Lantern; Brightest Day; Batman and Robin) shares his tips for perfecting your professional inking process; includes live demonstrations. (Room C)

3:00-3:45PM
EDWARD FURLONG Q&A
The actor fills us in on the ups and downs he’s seen in Hollywood since beginning his career as the young John Connor in the blockbuster movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day. (Room A)

STAR WARS PANEL WITH PETER MAYHEW, ORLI SHOSAN AND BONNIE PIESSE
The stars behind Chewbacca, Jedi Master Shaak Ti and Beru Whitesun take fan questions and discuss their thoughts on the evolution of one of the highest grossing film franchises in history. (Room B)

4:00-4:45PM
TORCHWOOD Q&A WITH KAI OWEN AND GARETH DAVID-LLOYD
Kai Owen and Gareth David-Lloyd became international superstars with their roles as Rhys Williams and Ianto Jones in the British sci-fi hit “Torchwood,” and they traveled overseas to make a special US appearance at the Chicago Comic Con! (Room A)

STARGATE UNIVERSE Q&A WITH ALAINA HUFFMAN AND JULIA BENSON
Alaina Huffman and Julia Benson take to the stage to spill on their days as the leading ladies Tamara Johansen and Vanessa James from the wildly popular sci-fi series “Stargate Universe.” (Room B)

5:00-5:45PM
BUFFYFEST Q&A WITH NICHOLAS BRENDON AND KELLY DONOVAN
“Buffy The Vampire Slayer” star Nicholas Brendon (Xander Harris) sits down with his on and off-screen twin brother Kelly Donovan to take fan questions about life during and after the pop culture phenomenon. (Room A)

WIZARD ART SCHOOL WITH IVAN BRUNETTI (Room B)

6:00-6:45PM
BUFFYFEST Q&A WITH CHARISMA CARPENTER, CLARE KRAMER AND MERCEDES MCNAB
Join the ladies known as Cordelia, Harmony and Glory on the hit TV show “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” as they discuss their days on the show and dish about what went on behind-the-scenes of the show that just won’t die. (Room A)

SCARY FUNNY: THE ART OF COMBINING HUMOR AND COMEDY
Novelist Alan Goldsher - the twisted mind behind the acclaimed Paul Is Undead: The British Zombie Invasion, Midnight Movie and the upcoming Hills Are Alive With The Sound Of Suckin. What do all these novels have in common? They’re all simultaneously disgusting and hilarious, a melding of literary attitudes that is poised to take over the book world. In his first appearance at Chicago Comic Con, Alan will discuss how to successfully blend comedy with horror, will read from all three books, sign copies of Paul Is Undead and Midnight Movie, give away prizes, and answer all your questions...no matter how goofy they may be. (Room B)

7:00-7:45PM
SAVING THE DAY WITH FELICIA DAY (Room A)

WINDY CITY JEDI PROGRAM TBD (Room B)

8:00-11:00PM
WIZARD WORLD CHICAGO DRINK AND DRAW - HOSTED BY TOMMY CASTILLO
Don’t miss your chance to hang out with some of your favorite artists at the official Wizard World Drink and Draw, hosted by Tommy Castillo! Some will drink, some will draw, and the best will take on the challenge of doing both! (Aloft Hotel Lounge- 9700 Balmoral Avenue)

Saturday 08/13

11:00-11:45AM
PAM GRIER Q&A
With a career spanning over 40 years and extensive résumé- including Foxy Brown, Jackie Brown, “Smallville,” and “The-L Word- Emmy-award nominee Pam Grier dishes on the roles that have made her a household name and her legacy in TV and film. (Room A)

FLASHPOINT/100 BULLETS Q&A
Eduardo Risso, Brian Azzarello and Dave Johnson - the Eisner-Award winning team behind Flashpoint: Batman-Knight of Vengeance and the Vertigo hardboiled crime series 100 Bullets - reunite to discuss the writing and sketching processes behind the popular series. (Room B)

WIZARD WRITING SCHOOL: GREGG HURWITZ, MICHAEL HARVEY AND PAUL JENKINS
Join bestselling authors Gregg Hurwitz (The Crime Writer; The Tower), Michael Harvey (Michael Kelly, PI Series: The Chicago Way) and Paul Jenkins (Spider-Man, Batman; The Incredible Hulk) for this panel on writing and editing for comics. (Room C)

12:00-12:45PM
JULIE BENZ Q&A
Having starred in hit shows like "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Dexter" and "No Ordinary Family," Benz talks to fans about her extensive career, ups and downs in the industry and her thoughts on the new generation of sci-fi and fantasy on television. (Room A)

STORYTELLING WITH MICHAEL GOLDEN
Whether you’re a writer, artist, or just a comic lover, come for this sit-down with one of the most renowned storytellers in the business as he shares a few tricks of the trade that will help you no matter what type of story you tell or enjoy, in whatever medium. It’s a rare opportunity to talk with the co-creator of X-Men Rogue, and groundbreaking penciler on such projects as Bucky O’Hare, The ‘Nam, Micronauts, G.I. Joe, and much more! (Room B)

KUBERT ART SCHOOL TBD (Room C)

1:00-1:45PM
MORENA BACCARIN Q&A
Whether you know her as Inara Serra in “Firefly,” Adria in “Stargate SG-1,” or Anna in the newest remake of “V,” Morena Baccarin is undoubtedly one of the female superstars of sci-fi. Join her for a special Q&A session with fans, as she answers all of your questions and shares her thoughts on the future of sci-fi television. (Room A)

ANTHONY MICHAEL HALL Q&A
After rising to stardom as one of our favorite “geeks” in ‘90s teen classics such as Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club and Weird Science, or as County Commissioner Johnny Smith in the Steven King series “The Dead Zone, ” don’t miss your chance to talk to Anthony Michael Hall as he makes his Wizard World Comic Con debut. (Room B)

MIKE GRELL Q&A
The legendary comic icon behind classic Legion of Super-Heroes Tales and Warlord talks about his tips of the trade and shares his secrets for making it in comics. (Room C)

2:00-2:45PM
CHRISTOPHER LLYOD Q&A
Christopher Lloyd became a fan favorite in his role as Dr. Emmett Brown- the world’s favorite weird scientist- in the Back to the Future trilogy, so catch him when and he lands at Chicago Comic Con! (Room A)

TIA CARRERE Q&A
Tia Carrere hasn’t only stolen the hearts of men everywhere with her roles in favorites such as Wayne’s World and the popular series “Relic Hunters,” this exotic beauty is a Grammy Award-winning singer, actress and voiceover talent, and shares the secrets to her multi-faceted success in Hollywood. (Room B)

BREAKING INTO COMICS WITH WILL CONRAD AND MIKE DEODATO
Brazilian fan favorites Will Conrad (X-23 II; Wolverine) and Mike Deodato (Amazing Spider-Man; Wonder Woman) discuss and demonstrate how they create their art and incorporate storytelling. (Room C)

3:00-3:45PM
FELICIA DAY AND JEFF LEWIS Q&A
Aside from starring in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” Felicia Day has made her name as one of the biggest stars on the web. She reunites with “The Guild” co-star Jeff Lewis as they share how they became viral sensations with widely popular award-winning series “The Guild.” (Room A)

LEVAR BURTON Q&A
Whether the adults know him by face as Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge from “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” or the kids know him as the voice of Kwame in the kid’s cartoon favorite “Captain Planet,” or as the face of “Reading Rainbow,” LeVar Burton has delighted fans on-screen for generations, and will share his experiences in this Q&A. (Room B)

HUMBERTO RAMOS AND PAUL JENKINS Q&A
Eisner Award nominees Humberto Ramos (Amazing Spider-Man; The Spectacular Spider-Man) and Paul Jenkins (Spider-Man; Batman) team up to give out their tips on refining your art, pitching to publishers, and any other sound advice they can think of about working in comics. (Room C)

4:00-4:45PM
PATRICK STEWART Q&A
All hail Sir Patrick Stewart! We all know and love him for his roles as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in “Star Trek” and as Professor Xavier in the X-Men movies, among dozens of other films, television and stage credits. Don’t miss the international superstar when he makes a special appearance at Wizard World Comic Con. (Room A)

WIZARD ART SCHOOL: HOW TO SELF-PUBLISH WITH MATT WAGNER
As he celebrates the 25thanniversary of his successful creation Grendel, writer and artist Matt Wagner will share his tips, tricks and advice on how to create and market your creator-owned work independently. (Room B)

COMIC CON COSTUMING WITH THE 501st
The 501st costuming group shares their tips, skills and ideas on how to build and improve your comic con costumes. Whether you’re a Jedi, Rebel Pilot, Trooper, or Princess, they will share their knowledge on how to make sure your costume is the best. (Room C)

5:00-5:45PM
BRUCE CAMPBELL Q&A
Known for his roles on the big screen in cult classics such as Army of Darkness and Evil Dead, or as Sam Axe in the hit television show “Burn Notice,” Bruce Campbell has proven to be a force to be reckoned with, both on-screen and behind-the-scenes as an actor, director and author. Don’t miss an opportunity to ask him questions when he makes a rare appearance at Chicago Comic Con. (Room A)

THE WAY OF THE NERD WITH KEN GOLDSTEIN
Do you have the best idea for a comic book, video game, cartoon or movie?? Get industry insight to sell you comic book, video game, cartoon or movie, and learn about how today’s most prolific artists made it to the top of the industry from the insiders that know it best. Panel features host Ken Goldstein, author of The Way of the Nerd: Practical Advice for Impractical People, and special surprise guests. (Room B)

WIZARD ART SCHOOL: CARTOONING FROM START TO FINISH WITH GLEN MCCKOY
Two-time Magazine Cartoonist of the Year and Editorial Cartoonist of the Year winner Glen McCoy will teach you how to create your own editorial pieces in this interactive lesson on cartooning. (Room C)

6:00-8:00PM
ADULT COSTUME CONTEST
Get your best costume together and come on down to Wizard World’s Chicago Comic Con costume contest for fun prizes and some of the craziest outfits you’ll see this weekend. (Room A)

8:30-9:30PM
JAMES MARSTERS CONCERT
After enjoying sell-out crowds across the nation, singer/songwriter James Marsters performs a rare and intimate concert up close and personal with Wizard World fans! *Separate concert ticket required for entry. (Room A)


Sunday 08/14

11:00-11:45AM
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 Marsters answers questions about everything from his evolution from acting to music and back, and the projects he plans to conquer in the next few years. (Room A)


MIMI ROGERS Q&A
Talented actress and producer Mimi Rogers (Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me; “X-Files”) makes her Chicago Comic Con debut to dish about her leading men, behind-the-scenes shenanigans and more.
(Room B)

BILL SIENKIEWICZ AND DAVID MACK Q&A
Legendary artists and long-time friends David Mack (Kubuki) and Bill Sienkiewicz (Batman: The Widening Gyre covers) unite for this insiders’ look at their art processes, and give advice and their personal do’s and don’ts of the trade to new creators interested in sequential storytelling. (Room C)

12:00-12:45PM
THE EVIL DEAD REUNION
While we can’t promise flesh-eating zombies, we can promise that the reunion of the five stars of the cult classic The Evil Dead will be a Q&A that you don’t want to miss! Featuring Bruce Campbell (“Ash”), Ellen Sandweiss (“Cheryl”), Richard DeManincor (“Hal Delrich”), Betsy Baker (“Linda”) and Theresa Tilly (“Sarah York”). (Room A)

LOUIS GOSSETT JR. Q&A
Emmy and Academy Award-winning actor Louis Gossett Jr. (An Officer and Gentleman ; Enemy Mine) sits down for a rare opportunity to ask about his historic career in movies and television. (Room B)

HOW TO BE A HERO WITH JARRETT CRIPPEN (Room C)

1:00-1:45PM
BOONDOCK SAINTS REUNITE
Norman Reedus and Sean Patrick Flanery- the pair known as Murphy and Connor MacManus in The Boondock Saints I and II - reteam with “The Funny Man” Rocco (David Della Rocco) for a special Q&A session. (Room A)

VIVICA A. FOX Q&A
With countless movies and television shows under her belt - including Kill Bill: Vol 1, Independence Day, Juwanna Man and so many more - Vivica A. Fox shares the details behind the movies, her career, and everything we never got to see on-screen in some of our favorite movies. (Room B)

DRAW LIKE A SUPERHERO WITH FRANCO AURELIANI AND ART BALTAZAR
Bring the youngsters to meet this Eisner Award winning tag team behind kids’ favorites such as Tiny Titans and Billy Batson and the Magic of Shazam, as they host this interactive step-by-step guide to creating your very own superhero comic! (Room C)

2:00-2:45PM
RAY PARK Q&A
The “X-Men” and “Star Wars: Episode I—The Phantom Menace” star engages fans in this one-of-a-kind Q&A, where he discusses his extensive film biography and his evolution to genre icon. (Room A)

KID’S COSTUME CONTEST
Bring kids 10 and under for this special event with fun prizes just for families and the youngsters. (Room B)

DIGITAL ART SCHOOL W/ GREG HORN
Superstar Marvel and DC artist Greg Horn (Blackest Night covers) leads a discussion on the future of digital art and takes you through his creative process in creating all of your favorite pieces. (Room C)

3:00-3:45PM
WALKING DEAD Q&A AND PREVIEW
AMC’s ambitious horror series based on Robert Kirkman’s ultra-hot zombie series from Image, now comes to life from director Frank Darabont (“The Green Mile”)! Check out this amazing preview of behind-the-scenes footage and extended clips along with a Q&A with Chandler Riggs, Addy Miller and Anthony Guajardo. (Room A)

WIZARD ART SCHOOL: PACKAGING DESIGN WITH SCOTT JOHNSON
As one of the creative minds behind Marvel’s designs of everything from toy and merchandise packaging to food containers and store displays, Scott Johnson will reveal how to transform your love of art to a lucrative career in product marketing. (Room C)
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