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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 A)
THE ART OF CHEW AND SWEETS WITH KODY CHAMBERLAIN AND ROB GUILLORY
Rob Guillory (Chew) and Kody Chamberlain (Sweets) team up to discuss their breakout Image hits, and how they’ve transformed their love of art and storytelling to their Chew and Sweets brands. (Room A)
7:00 – 7:45PM
Take a look into the Steampunk armory with the Steam Engine Intrepid and The Airship Isabella groups, as they give you a tour of the exciting world of prop weapons! (Room A)
WIZARD WORLD AUSTIN DRINK AND DRAW - HOSTED BY TOMMY CASTILLO
Some will drink…some will draw…and the best will take on the challenge of doing both! 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! (Location TBD)
STAR WARS Q&A WITH JAKE LLOYD, PETER MAYHEW AND DANIEL LOGAN
The stars behind Anakin Skywalker (Lloyd), Chewbacca (Mayhew) and Boba Fett (Logan) take fan questions and discuss their thoughts on the evolution of one of the highest grossing film franchises in history. (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)
WALKING DEAD Q&A WITH CHANDLER RIGGS AND ANTHONY GUAJARDO AMC’s ambitious horror series based on Robert Kirkman’s ultra-hot zombie series from Image, now comes to life! Join the cast members Chandler Riggs and Anthony Guajardo for a Q&A, followed by behind-the-scenes footage and extended clips. (Room A)
WIZARD SPOTLIGHT: MARV WOLFMAN
As the legendary writer behind some of your favorite characters that have been adapted into TV shows, movies and animations, Marv Wolfman discusses some of his comic creations that have been adapted to the big and small screens in movies like Blade and Daredevil, or in shows such as “Teen Titans” and “Smallville.” (Room B)
BUFFYFEST Q&A WITH CHARISMA CARPENTER, MERCEDES MCNAB AND JAMES CHARLES LEARY
The forces of good and evil reunite when the stars behind Cordelia Chase (Carpenter), Harmony (McNab) and Clem (Leary) sit down to discuss their days as the characters on the hit TV show “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” (Room A)
BREAKING INTO COMICS WITH JO CHEN, GREG CAPULLO AND YANICK PAQUETTE
Fan favorites Jo Chen (Superman; Buffy the Vampire Slayer ), Gregg Capullo (Batman; Thor ) and Yanick Paquette (Batman; Superman ) 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 B)
WONKA KIDS REUNION
The five child stars from the original Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory reunite 40 years after the release of the classic 1971 film. Panelists include Peter Ostrum (“Charlie Bucket”), Paris Themmen (“Mike Tee Vee”), Julie Dawn Cole (“Veruca Salt”), Denise Nickerson (“Violet Beauregard”). (Room A)
ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A GHOSTUBUSTER?
Do you have what it takes to be a Ghostbuster? Go head-to-head against the Dallas-Fort Worth and Austin Ghostbusters groups, and find out if you’re really smarter than a Ghostbuster. (Room B)
BUFFYFEST Q&A WITH JAMES MARSTERS AND JULIET LANDAU James Marsters and Juliet Landau reunite to discuss their days as the cold-blooded couple Spike and Drusilla on the hit shows "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Angel," and dish about what went on behind-the-scenes of the pop-culture phenomenons. (Room A)
WIZARD WRITING SCHOOL WITH MATTHEW STURGES AND NATHAN EDMONDSON
Join bestselling authors Matthew Sturges (Jack of All Fables; JSA All-Stars) and Nathan Edmondson (Who is Jake Ellis; PopGun) for this panel on writing and editing for comics. (Room B)
ADAM BALDWIN Q&A
With roles on sci-fi classics such as Serenity, “Firefly,” “The X-Files” and “Angel,” Adam Baldwin’s extensive résumé speaks for itself. Don’t miss his Wizard World Austin debut, where he will sit down to answer fan questions and share his favorite moments from the shows we’ve all come to love. (Room A)
CON COSTUMING WITH THE STEAMPUNKS
Enter the world of Steampunk fashion. Let the seamstresses of the Airship Isabella and the great Steam Engine Intrepid show you the tricks and short cuts to achieve the look you want. From modifying clothing to creating your own, they will give you step-by-step instruction on everything costuming - including corset construction, bustling and distressing fabrics. (Room B)
HAYDEN PANETTIERE Q&A
Known for her role as Claire Bennett on the supernatural show “Heroes,” and from dozens of other film and TV credits, including Remember the Titans, Scream 4 and I Love You Beth Cooper! , Hayden Panettiere dishes about her rise from child star to one the Hollywood’s sweethearts. (Room A)
SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST PROGRAMMING TBD
THE MAKING OF ZELLWOOD: AN INDEPENDENT HORROR FILM Don’t miss this special behind-the-scenes look at the independent horror film Zellwood. A panel with the minds behind the film will follow, featuring Jason Sutton (writer/director/producer), Amber Norell (producer), Julie Anne Prescott (actress), Bruster Sampson (actor) and Kristin Diaz (hair/makeup), as they discuss the making of the low budget film that was shot in only 12 days!*Trailer includes violence, recommended for mature audiences. (Room A)
ADULT COSTUME CONTEST
Get your best costume together and come on down to Wizard World’s Austin Comic Con costume contest for fun prizes and some of the craziest outfits you’ll see this weekend. (Room A)
CRASHBAT: A READING BY BRIMSTONE
Kids (ages 5-9) will enjoy a reading of the new Border-Pups book CrashBat. The story will be read by comic book creator William “Brimstone” Kucmierowski. Brim will follow the reading of the book with a game of “Brim Says,” and three lucky winners will get a free, signed copy of the book! . (Room A)
THE LADIES OF WRESTLING
Maria, Melina and Candice Michelle answer your questions about what it takes to hit the mat become a dashing Diva in the world of professional wrestling. (Room B)
DRAW YOUR OWN COMIC CHARACTERS WITH ANDY AND VERONICA FISH
Kids (ages 11-17) get into the action and learn how to “Draw a Comic Character” at this one-of-a kind workshop with graphic novel artists and writing team Andy & Veronica Fish. (Room A)
HOW TO DRAW MICKEY MOUSE Powerhouse Animation Studios hosts this special instructional panel for kids aged 6-14, to teach you how to draw America’s favorite Disney character – Mickey Mouse! (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)
BREAKING INTO COMICS WITH PATRICK GLEASON, KEVIN MAGUIRE AND FREDDIE WILLIAMS
Patrick Gleason (Batman & Robin; Green Lantern Corps), Kevin Maguire (Justice League; Batman Confidential) and Freddie Williams (JSA All-Stars; Batman) 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 B)
KID’S COSTUME CONTEST
Bring kids 10 and under for this special event with fun prizes just for families and the youngsters. (Room A)
MY LITTLE GIANT READING WITH PETER MAYHEW
Peter Mayhew- the 7'3" actor that brought Chewbacca to life- now brings you his latest children’s book My Favorite Giant, intended to help little ones understand that being different doesn't have to be a bad thing. Join Peter and his wife/co-author Mary Mayhew, for their special reading and book signing. (Room A)
DOCTOR WHO: FROM TOTTER'S LANE TO DEMON'S RUN - ADVENTURES IN TIME, IN SPACE
Doctor Who is the longest running science fiction series in the world. Travel by TARDIS and explore this phenomenon with fans of both the classic and new series. It's a panel about everything Doctor Who! (Room B)
THE FAIRY GODMOTHER ACADEMY
* Seating for panels is strictly limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Each room will be cleared between panels.
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