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Room A- 14
Room B- 11
Room B- 9
Room D- 21

Thursday, August 9th

5:00PM – 5:45PM PORTFOLIO REVIEWS WITH DAVID MACHO
Its been more that ten years since David Macho (Spanish Inq) brought the Spanish talent of Ramon Bachs, Jesus Saiz and Fernando Blanco’s to light in the American Comic Book Industry. No other comic-book artists’ agency has as many pencilers, inkers and colorists working for the majors and here’s your chance to share your work with David Macho himself, as he conducts professional art and portfolio reviews. (ROOM B)

7:00-8:30PM JEDI LIGHTSABER MASTER CLASS
Learn lightsaber fighting from Star Wars stunt coordinator and sword master Nick Gillard, who choreographed the fight scenes for Star Wars I, II and III. In this 90-minute master class, Nick will teach a complicated run from Revenge of the Sith, which will cover all of the moves and the rules involved in Jedi fighting. Separate ticket required for this class. Visit Nick Gillard’s booth #704 for more information. (SHOW ARENA – SHOW FLOOR)


Friday, August 10

12:00PM - 1:30PM JEDI LIGHTSABER MASTER CLASS
Learn lightsaber fighting from Star Wars stunt coordinator and sword master Nick Gillard, who choreographed the fight scenes for Star Wars I, II and III. In this 90-minute master class, Nick will teach a complicated run from Revenge of the Sith, which will cover all of the moves and the rules involved in Jedi fighting. Separate ticket required for this class. Visit Nick Gillard’s booth #704 for more information. (SHOW ARENA – SHOW FLOOR)

1:00PM – 1:45PM SEAN YOUNG Q&A
Sean Young, actress from Blade Runner; Stripes; Ace Ventura: Pet Detective; No Way Out. One of her most prominent roles was as the mistress of a ruthless Washington politician in 1987's No Way Out, playing opposite Kevin Costner. Come join her as she talks about past roles and future plans. (Room A)

1:00PM - 1:45PM HUMBERTO RAMOS and PAUL JENKINS
Spiderman artist Humberto Ramos and Spiderman writer Paul Jenkins are collaborating and ready to share with you what it took to put together a superhero comic book! They will walk you through the process, production and aftermath of their work. (ROOM B)

1:00PM – 1:45PM ROB LEON AND R.B. SILVA
Come meet the artists behind “Superboy”, Rob Leon and R.B. Silva. RB is currently penciling DC Comics new monthly Superboy Series; part of DC’s New 52, with Superboy #1 hitting stands September 14th. They will share with you their path to being where they are today and what projects they are currently working on. (ROOM Cts)


2:00PM – 2:45PM SPARTACUS Q&A
The story of Spartacus may have been the greatest gladiator story ever told, so don’t miss when Katrina Law (Mira), Lesley-Ann Brandt (Naevia), Craig Parker (Glaber), 3 of the stars behind the new STARZ Original series “Spartacus,” reunite to share the best (and worst) behind-the-scenes moments while working on the wildly popular trilogy. (ROOM A)

2:00PM – 2:45PM PORTFOLIO REVIEWS WITH DAVID MACHO
It’s been more than ten years since David Macho (Spanish Inq) brought the Spanish talent of Ramon Bachs, Jesus Saiz and Fernando Blanco’s to light in the American Comic Book Industry. No other comic-book artists’ agency has as many pencilers, inkers and colorists working for the majors and here’s your chance to share your work with David Macho himself, as he conducts professional art and portfolio reviews. (ROOM B)

2:00PM - 2:45PM RODOLFO MIGLIARI
Cover artist Rodolfo Migliari will talk about the step-by-step process of creating a comic book cover. From the initial sketch to the final Illustration; plus a quick live painting demonstration to show the techniques he uses in every cover. Over the last 11 years he has illustrated covers for Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Top Cow, image, Wizard Entertainment, Platinum studios, Toops, Toy Biz and Smallville 9 Films Inc. (ROOM C)

2:30PM - 4:00PM JEDI LIGHTSABER MASTER CLASS
Learn lightsaber fighting from Star Wars stunt coordinator and sword master Nick Gillard, who choreographed the fight scenes for Star Wars I, II and III. In this 90-minute master class, Nick will teach a complicated run from Revenge of the Sith, which will cover all of the moves and the rules involved in Jedi fighting. Separate ticket required for this class. Visit Nick Gillard’s booth #704 for more information. (SHOW ARENA – SHOW FLOOR)

3:00PM – 3:45PM SAM TRAMMELL Q&A
Whether you are an avid True Blood fan or just an occasional viewer, this is a panel that you would not want to miss. Come and join stars Sam Trammell who played Sam Merlotte, as he talks all things True Blood and answers all of your buzzing questions. (ROOM A)

3:00PM – 3:45PM SUPER SECRETS: LIFTING THE CURTAIN ON THE MAN OF STEEL
Larry Tye (author of the new biography Superman: The High-Flying History of America's Most Enduring Hero) reveals things you didn't know but will glad you do about Superman. Like the wrenching story of his birth and nurturing by a parade of young creators yearning for their own absent dads. How he took on everyone from Adolph Hitler to the KKK long before the rest of America did. And why Tye is convinced this super mensch is Jewish. (ROOM B)

3:00PM – 3:45PM CARLOS PACHECO
Carlos Pacheco is a Spanish comic book artist and penciller. Pacheco was born in San Roque, Cádiz. He is best known in the United States for his work on titles such as Avengers Forever, X-Men and Green Lantern. (ROOM C)

4:00PM – 4:45PM DEAN CAIN Q&A
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s SUPERMAN! The star of the popular American television series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman is flying onto the Wizard World stage. Citizen by day, superhero by night, Dean will share the secrets behind Clark Kent and what really went on behind the scenes. (ROOM A)

4:00PM – 4:45PM RaZor THE MYSTERIOUZ-MAGIC SHOW Join mentalist RaZor the Mysteriousz for an Evening of Astonishment. This highly interactive show crosses over into the realm of the impossible as RaZor not only predicts the future, but also looks into audience members' minds! Take a journey into the unknown with this high energy show! (ROOM B)

4:00PM – 4:45PM ART OF BROM
Come and take an in-depth behind the scenes look at the career of a dark fantasy artist. Brom first made his mark developing and illustrating for Dungeons & Dragons best-selling role-playing worlds. This session will also include a breakdown of approach and technique. (ROOM C)

5:00PM – 5:45PM STAR TREK CAPTAINS REUNION
Boldly go where no one has gone before, as the legendary Star Trek captains unite! William Shatner (Captain James T. Kirk), Avery Brooks (Captain Benjamin Sisko), Kate Mulgrew (Captain Kathryn Janeway), and Scott Bakula (Captain Jonathan Archer), storm the stage as one to take on the galaxy and discuss all things Star Trek. (ROOM A)

5:00PM-5:45PM COMIC CON COSTUMING WITH THE 501ST
The 501st costuming group shares their expertise on how to build and improve your comic con costumes. Whether you’re a Jedi, Rebel Pilot, Trooper or Princess, the 501st can show you how to deck out your costumes and take them to the next level. (ROOM B)

5:00 – 5:45PM 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 a professional level. (ROOM C)

6:00PM – 6:45PM JAMES HONG Q&A
You may recognize him as the voice of Mr. Ping in the hit kid’s movie Kung Fu Panda or from the hilarious comedy Balls of Fury as Master Wong, the blind mentor for down-and-out former professional ping- pong phenom that went from zero to hero. No matter what character he plays, there are always laughs to be had. Don’t miss your chance to ask James Hong a few questions about how he became a popular funny man in the industry and see what he has cooking for the future. (ROOM A)

6:00-6:45PM STAN LEE MEET & 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. (TBD)

7:00PM – 7:45PM JAMES MARSTERS 50TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION 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)



Saturday, August 11th

11:00AM - 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)


12:00PM – 12:45PM CHARMED PANEL
In this panel you will be able to catch up with former “Charmed” stars Holly-Marie Combs and Brian Krause. Join them as they take a trip down memory lane to speak about the show as well as what they are working on currently. This is a dynamic collaboration that you do not want to miss. (Room A)

12:00PM – 12:45PM NCIS Q&A
Join the lovely ladies of CBS’ NCIS as they chat about romance and being in the crossfire. Lauren Holly (Director Jennifer Shepard) and Scottie Thompson (Jeanne Benoit) are taking the stage to answer all your burning questions about what really happens around the NCIS office and team. Trust us; this isn’t normal water cooler gossip! (ROOM B)

12:00PM - 1:30PM JEDI LIGHTSABER MASTER CLASS
Learn lightsaber fighting from Star Wars stunt coordinator and sword master Nick Gillard, who choreographed the fight scenes for Star Wars I, II and III. In this 90-minute master class, Nick will teach a complicated run from Revenge of the Sith, which will cover all of the moves and the rules involved in Jedi fighting. Separate ticket required for this class. Visit Nick Gillard’s booth #704 for more information. (SHOW ARENA – SHOW FLOOR)

1:00PM - 1:45PM THE BOONDOCK SAINTS Q&A
The bad boys of the blockbuster picture The Boondock Saints; Norman Reedus, Sean Patrick Flanery, and David Della Rocco will be storming the stage in style at Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con. Join the MacManus brothers and Rocco as they rehash their experiences on set. (ROOM A)

2:00PM - 2:45PM HAYDEN PANETTIERE Q&A
Don’t miss this blonde bombshell, best known as Claire Bennett from the supernatural show “Heroes,” or 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 Hollywood’s sweethearts. (ROOM A)

2:00PM – 2:45PM SPOTLIGHT ON CAFU
Come meet one of Spain's hottest art superstars in this rare appearance at an American Con. From his beginnings in the American Comic-book industry to his current New-52 work in books like Action Comics, Grifter or Blackhawks for DC Comics to the peculiarities of working from overseas and with a different cultural background! But, is it really THAT different? Moderated by David Macho. (ROOM B)

2:30PM - 4:00PM JEDI LIGHTSABER MASTER CLASS
Learn lightsaber fighting from Star Wars stunt coordinator and sword master Nick Gillard, who choreographed the fight scenes for Star Wars I, II and III. In this 90-minute master class, Nick will teach a complicated run from Revenge of the Sith, which will cover all of the moves and the rules involved in Jedi fighting. Separate ticket required for this class. Visit Nick Gillard’s booth #704 for more information. (SHOW ARENA – SHOW FLOOR)

3:00PM – 3:45PM TOM FELTON Q&A
Take a trip to Hogwarts with Thomas Andrew “Tom” Felton who is best known for playing the role of Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter film series, the movie adaptations of the best-selling Harry Potter fantasy novels by author J. K. Rowling. He’s here and ready to answer questions about the past and future plans post Hogwarts. (ROOM A)

3:00PM – 3:45PM STAR WARS Q&A
The stars behind Boba Fett (Jeremy Bulloch), Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew), and Nick Gillard the choreographer for all Jedi’s that had a role in the film, take fan questions and discuss their thoughts on the evolution of Star Wars, one of the highest grossing film franchises in history. (ROOM A)

3:00PM – 3:45PM VIC MIGNOGNA Q&A
Vic Mignogna is most certainly a jack-of-all-trades. His talents stretch from voice actor to the popular anime series Fullmetal Alchemist to the stage production Camelot. It’s no wonder why Mr. Mignogna was the 2007 recipient of the American Anime Awards for Best Actor for his work in Fullmetal Alchemist. Come join him as he discusses his experiences and his achievements. (ROOM C)

4:00PM – 4:45PM BRUCE CAMPBELL Q&A
Best known for his roles on the big screen in cult classics “Army of Darkness” and “Evil Dead”, as well as his take on Sam Axe in the hit TV series Burn Notice, Bruce Campbell has proven to be a force to be reckoned with as an actor, director and author. Don’t miss your chance to ask him your most interesting questions as he makes an appearance at Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con. (ROOM A)

4:00PM- 4:45PM JOEY LAWRENCE Q&A
Whoa! It’s Joey Lawrence! Join Joey as he takes the stage to talk about his experiences from the classic 90’s show Blossom to today’s hit ABC Family sitcom Melissa & Joey. This is your chance to ask him all your questions about his career that expands from television to the recording studio. Perhaps Mr. Lawrence can teach you a few dance moves too! (ROOM B)

4:00PM – 4:45PM J. SCOTT CAMPBELL
Jeffrey Scott Campbell is an American comic book artist. He has had several pen names, including “Jeff Scott,” but is best known as J. Scott Campbell. He rose to fame as an artist for WildStorm Comics, though he has since done work for Marvel Comics (most notably as a cover artist on Amazing Spider-Man), and the video game industry. This panel will showcase his past and future plans in the comic book world. (ROOM C)

5:00PM - 5:45PM GREG CAPULLO WORKSHOP
Ever wonder what goes through the mind of a brilliant artist? Well here’s your chance to find out, as Greg Capullo, best known for his work on Spawn, Batman, Haunt, Creech, X-Force, and Angela, takes you through his work and discusses the thought process leading up to his creations. For all you aspiring artists out there, this is a workshop you won’t want to miss! (ROOM C)

5:00PM – 5:45PM VAMPIRE DIARIES Q&A
Come join the talented Nina Dobrev and Paul Wesley for an intimate Vampire Diaries Discussion. The will discusss their budding careers and what it’s like to portray Elena Gilbert and Stefan Salvatore on the CW’s The Vampire Diaries. Either way, ask your burning questions about the love triangle between Elena and the Salvatore Brothers, which seems to be causing troubles in Mystic Falls, Virginia. (ROOM A)

5:30PM – 6:00PM CM PUNK Q&A
From center ring to center stage at Wizard World Philadelphia Comic con, seven-time World Champion WWE® Superstar CM Punk® joins us to share his story. From backyard wrestling federation all the way to the big time, this superstar takes you through every step of his journey to the top. (ROOM B)

6:00-6:45PM STAN LEE MEET & 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. (TBD)

6:30-9:00PM WIZARD WORLD ADULT COSTUME CONTEST
Hosted by our very own superhero Jarrett “The Defuser” Crippen, the Wizard World Chicago 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! (ROOM A)


Sunday, August 12th

11:00AM -11:45AM BUFFYFEST Q&A
Come celebrate with some of your favorite buffy cast members as they celebrate the 20th anniversary of the hit series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and we have some of your favorite cast members coming together to celebrate. Join James Marsters, Juliet Landau, Amber Benson, Camden Toy, and Doug Jones, 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. (ROOM A)


11:00AM – 11:45AM GHOSTBUSTERS READING
Bring the little ones to a special story time reading by the Ghostbusters. Kids can interact with the Ghostbusters when they ask trivia and answer any questions the young ones have always wanted to ask. (Room B)

12:00PM - 1:30PM JEDI LIGHTSABER MASTER CLASS
Learn lightsaber fighting from Star Wars stunt coordinator and sword master Nick Gillard, who choreographed the fight scenes for Star Wars I, II and III. In this 90-minute master class, Nick will teach a complicated run from Revenge of the Sith, which will cover all of the moves and the rules involved in Jedi fighting. Separate ticket required for this class. Visit Nick Gillard’s booth #704 for more information. (SHOW ARENA – SHOW FLOOR)

12:00PM – 12:45PM KIDS ARTS & CRAFTS
Is your child an aspiring superhero? Well, this is not an ordinary day at Chicago Comic Con, it’s a day made for superheroes! Bring your kids to this special session where they will be able to create their own superhero persona, decorate masks and capes and play a little Superhero trivia! This is an event that no superhero would want to miss. (ROOM B)

12:00PM – 12:45PM STAN LEE Q&A
The comic book king Stan Lee, is ready to rumble at Philadelphia Comic Con. The creator, writer, editor, producer, publisher, and television personality, will share his inspiring story and answer questions from his biggest fans. (ROOM A)

1:00PM – 1:45PM JOHN BERNTHAL PANEL
Want to chill with a crossbow welding redneck and a deputy cop gone rogue? Come join Jon Bernthal (Shane Walsh) star of the hit AMC show The Walking Dead as he discusses what it’s like to be the bad boy of Atlanta’s small group of survivors. Maybe he will give you a few tips on how to survive a zombie apocalypse. (ROOM A)

1:00PM – 1:45PM KIDS COSTUME CONTEST
Calling all kids ages 10 and under to come out and strut your stuff at the 12th Annual 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 B)

2:00-2:45PM STAN LEE MEET & 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. (TBD)

2:30PM - 4:00PM JEDI LIGHTSABER MASTER CLASS
Learn lightsaber fighting from Star Wars stunt coordinator and sword master Nick Gillard, who choreographed the fight scenes for Star Wars I, II and III. In this 90-minute master class, Nick will teach a complicated run from Revenge of the Sith, which will cover all of the moves and the rules involved in Jedi fighting. Separate ticket required for this class. Visit Nick Gillard’s booth #704 for more information. (SHOW ARENA – SHOW FLOOR)

2:30PM - 3:30PM DRAW LIKE A SUPERHERO WITH ART BALTHAZAR
Bring the youngsters to meet the Eisner Award winning tag team behind kids' favorites such as Tiny Titans, as they teach kids how to create their very own superhero comic! (Room B)

3:00 – 3:45PM BEN’S BUBBLESHOW
Smoke bubbles, spinning belt bubbles, bubble cubes, and giant bubbles are all part of this amazing show! Check out the bubble master himself Ben Jimenez as he demonstrates his unique form of bubble entertainment that blends art and science with a touch of magic! (Room A)
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