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Programming @ St. Louis Comic Con (inc James Marsters & Juliet Landau) | @WizardWorld

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*Seating for panels is strictly limited and available on a first served basis. We do not clear 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
ROOM LOCATIONS:
ROOM 120 – GENERAL PROGRAMMING
ROOM 122 – MEET AND GREET ROOM
ROOM 123 – GENERAL PROGRAMMING
ROOM 127 – GENERAL PROGRAMMING / WORKSHOP ROOM
ROOM 130 – GENERAL PROGRAMMING
ROOM 132 – GAMING ROOM

FRIDAY, MARCH 22nd
4:00 – 4:45PM FILMMAKING ON A ZERO BUDGET
If you have an idea, you can make a film. A local production group out of Columbia, Missouri, will take you on their journey of filmmaking without relying on a budget. Learning through experience, they started with off-the-cuff videos, then produced a short film entitled “Doomsday,” and are now gearing up to shoot a full-fledged web series. If you have ever wanted to start filmmaking but need advice, come with your questions and the production team will do their best to help get you started. (ROOM 120)

4:00 – 4:45PM ICONOGRAPHY: JUDGING A BOOK BY ITS COVER W/ JAI NITZ
You only have a split second to catch a consumer’s eye in the brightly-colored world of comic book shops and digital stores. And with 300 new comics every month (not to mention DVDs, new-release movies, CDs, games and every other kind of entertainment) you need a cover that pops. Jai Nitz, the award-winning comic book writer and university professor, takes you through the world of icons and how they affect your brain. (ROOM 123)

5:00 – 5:45PM DIRIGIBLE DAYS - ST. LOUIS’ STEAMPUNK WEB SERIES!
Join Captain Santiago Dunbar and his crew of the airship S.S. Beatrix as they transport a dangerous Cthulhu cultist across the Great Empire in this popular, Kickstarter web series! Featuring Anthony Daniels (Star Wars) as the voice over narrator and original music by steampunk bands Vernian Process and Victor Sierra. We’ll be showing a few episodes and a special new video! Q & A with members of the cast and crew afterwards and other goodies. Get here early for chance to win a framed Dirigible Days art print in our raffle! (ROOM 120)

6:00 – 6:45PM TURKISH RIP-OFFs AND FOREIGN REMAKES
Indian Superman. Chinese Robocop. Turkish Star Trek! And that’s just the beginning. Join filmmaker and ThatGuyWithTheGlasses.com contributor Ed Glaser on a tour of totally unauthorized movie remakes from around the world — from Turkish knock-offs of popular comic book heroes to outrageous foreign versions of The Matrix, Star Wars, and Tron! (ROOM 120)

6:00 – 6:45PM PANEL BY PANEL: COMIC ART 101
How many panels are too many for the page? And how long does it take to create the first page, frame by frame, to the last? Join the hottest comic book talent including Freddie Williams II (Green Arrow, Batman, JSA All-Stars) Chris Samnee (Daredevil, Before Watchmen: Nite Owl, Avenging Spider-Man) and find out the answers to these questions and more! Moderated by Rebecca Housel. (ROOM 123)

7:00 – 7:45PM THE STORY OF DOCTOR WHO
With the 50th anniversary looming on the horizon fans old and new are wondering how the TARDIS made it this far and where it might be going next. This panel offers a survey of both the classic and new series of Doctor Who from its origins as a children’s program to its current incarnation as a worldwide phenomenon. (ROOM 120)

7:00 – 7:45PM COMICSONLINE PODCAST
Featuring Hosts Kevin Gaussoin and Dune Murderous, as well as additional podcast regulars ...and maybe some surprise guests. ComicsOnline Podcast is an irreverent look at comics, television, movies, games, and everything geek pop culture. Caution: Explicit Language (ROOM 123)

8:00 – 11:00PM WIZARD WORLD DRINK & DRAW
For years, Drink and Draw events have been a simple excuse to hang out with artists and drink, which is a great idea and should be encouraged as much as possible. The Wizard World Drink and Draw is now a great time to drink and get to know the artists up close and personal. Tommy Castillo will give a brief lesson on surviving the industry and puts his knowledge to good use while overseeing the work of the amateur and pro artists in a Wizard World Drink & Draw contest. You don’t want to miss seeing professional and amateur artist compete in this competition. Make sure to stay until the end when one Professional Artist and one Amateur Artist will be selected to win a Free Artist Alley table at an upcoming Wizard World Show!!! Food and drinks will be available for purchase throughout the night. Drink and Draw will be held at Flamingo Bowl, 1117 Washington Ave. (FLAMINGO BOWL, 1117 WASHINGTON AVE.)

8:00 – 8:45PM 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 122)

SATURDAY, MARCH 23rd
11:00 – 11:55AM LION FORGE COMICS PRESENTS: THE WRITER’S JOURNEY
Every aspiring writer wants to know one thing: “How do I break into the business?” If you are an unpublished writer with dreams of making it in the transmedia marketplace and you don’t know how or where to begin, this is the panel for you. Join Brandon M. Easton (Thundercats, Transformers: Rescue Bots, Armarauders & Shadowlaw) along with other LionForge writing talents Joelle Sellner (Teen Titans, Hi HI Puffy AmiYumi, & The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes), & emerging talent David Gorden as they give you the truth on how to break in. These talents will share share insider information, publishing secrets, and the realities on how to develop your ideas into a viable proposal; as well their experience working with LionForge Comics from the ground up. (ROOM 120)

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 con crowds. Make sure to bring your questions because he will have your answers. Must purchase a separate ticket for this event. (ROOM 122)

11:00 – 11:45AM WIBBLY WOBBLY TIMEY WIMEY
Since returning to our television screens in 2005 Doctor Who has cast off its cult status and gained popularity around the world. This panel focuses on the new series, looking at the Eccleston and Tennant eras while also dishing out theories for what may lie ahead for the remainder of Season Seven, the 50th anniversary and beyond. (ROOM 123)

11:30 – 12:15PM 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 127)

12:00 – 12:45PM LITTLE LEONARDO
Description TBA (ROOM 120)

12:00 – 12:45PM 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 122)

12:00 – 12:45PM VAMPIRE LORE AND OTHER URBAN MYTHS AND LEGENDS W/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 C123)

12:00 – 12:45PM COSTUMES + PLAYING = COSPLAY! SO WHAT DOES THAT ACTUALLY MEAN?
Join Wizard World’s Cosplay Coordinator and Managing Editor Kevin Kelly as we assemble a team of top-notch cosplayers 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 130)

12:30 – 1:15PM SIBLING RIVALRY ON THE COMICS PAGE W/ GARY AND GLENN MCCOY
(ROOM 127)

1:00 – 1:45PM LION FORGE COMICS: WELCOME TO THE LION’S DEN
Join us as we debut Lion Forge Comics to the world! Not your average boring publisher panel filled press releases and boring home movies. Lion Forge gang and our team of exciting creators will premiere the starting line-up of the hottest new publisher to hit the scene. Excitement, Adventure, Giveaways and a few Surprises await you at the Lion Forge Comics panel. (ROOM 120)

1:00 – 1:45PM SUPERMAN AND LEX LUTHOR REUNITED: DEAN CAIN AND JOHN SHEA
Dean Cain, (Clark Kent) and John Shea (Lex Luthor) stars of the popular American television series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman take to the Wizard World stage for the first time together. Come join Dean and John as they share the secrets behind Clark Kent and Lex Luthor’s complex relationship, and what really went on behind the scenes of the hit television show. (ROOM 123)

1:00 – 1:45PM VOLTRON: ST.LOUIS HOMETOWN HERO!
Did you know the classic 1984 animated series Voltron: Defender of the Universe originated right here in St. Louis on KPLR Channel 11? Come celebrate the history of the iconic robotic lion robot at Wizard World with an interactive and highly entertaining panel hosted by World Event Productions Creative Director Jeremy Corray with stories from the making of the ‘84 series with original Associate Producer John Teichmann. Plus info and sneak peeks on the new comics from Dynamite Entertainment! Get your picture taken with our giant Voltron mascot and be prepared to win some mecha-sized prizes as well! Let’s Form the Head at Wizard World in St. Louis! (ROOM 130)

1:30 – 2:15PM PERSPECTIVE AND FORESHORTENING: KEEPING IT SIMPLE – WORKSHOP
Gene Kelly of Rocketbot.com presents a look at the basic ideas behind perspective and foreshortening, how to apply them to the human figure, and why perspective’s not so scary after all. Applicable to all skill levels, this panel will be half demo and half hands-on instruction, so bring your sketchpads, your problem poses, and your questions. (ROOM 127)

2:00 – 2:45PM CREATOR SPOTLIGHT: NEAL ADAMS
Join fan powerhouse and revolutionary Neal Adams (Batman; Green Lantern; Green Arrow; X-Men; Superman) as he shares his thoughts on History, art and the business of comics and some of the things you should consider when trying to build a name for yourself in the industry. (ROOM 120)

2:00 – 2:45PM THE STRUGGLES OF AN INDIE GAME DEVELOPER
(ROOM 123)

2:00 – 2:45PM FIREFLY, HOMELAND AND BEYOND W/ MORENA BACCARIN
Join the lovely Morena Baccarin as she graces the stage at Wizard World Portland to discuss how she went from a budding student at the prestigious Julliard School for the Performing Arts, to Jessica Brody in the Showtime series Homeland. Most known for her roles in the television series Firefly, Stargate SG-1 and V, Morena is no stranger to the world of science fiction and will be glad to take you most burning questions about these popular series. Moderated by Rebecca Housel. (ROOM 130)

2:30 – 3:15PM KID’S STUFF: BEHIND THE SCENES OF JL8 W/ YALE STEWART – WORKSHOP
In this insightful panel, creator Yale Stewart will demonstrate the creation of a JL8 comic strip, as well as delve into the history of the strip--the whens, wheres, whos, hows and whys of how it came to be. (ROOM 127)

3:00 – 3:45PM ILLEGAL ALIEN ICONS W/ JAI NITZ
What if you grow up not looking like the heroes in the pages of comic books or on television? What if you don’t see your culture or creed represented in a universe of aliens and magical creatures, men of super-science and mutants? Award-winning comic book writer and university professor Jai Nitz examines the history and future of race and marketing in the world of comics and animation. (ROOM 120)

3:00 – 3:45PM JAMES HONG Q&A
Most will know him as the immortal ghost sorcerer Lo Pan in John Carpenter’s Big Trouble in Little China, but you may also recognize him as the voice of Mr. Ping in 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 phenomenon that went from zero to hero. No matter what character he plays, they are always laughs to be had. Don’t miss your chance to ask James Hong a few questions on his acting career, which spans over 50 years and includes more than 350 roles in film, television, and video games. (ROOM 123)

3:00 – 3:45PM STAN “THE MAN” LEE Q&A
Comic book king, Stan Lee is ready to rumble at Wizard World St. Louis! 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. (ROOM 130)

3:30 – 4:15PM TURNING YOUR ART INTO YOUR BUSINESS: HOW TO MARKET & SELL YOUR ART ONLINE
A panel of professional marketers, indie crafters, & webcomic artists and writers provide helpful tips on creating an online brand for your art. This panel is intended to provide artists of various skill levels and mediums an overview of the principles of protecting and promoting your art online. The panel will examine how to get your small business started online, how to grow your audience, legal considerations for your business, and how to market yourself in the digital space. Social media platforms (including Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter), eCommerce options (including Etsy, BigCommerce), and more will be involved in this discussion. (ROOM 127)

4:00 – 4:45PM CBLDF: PROTECTING THE FREEDOM TO READ COMICS
Can you believe that right now, people are still trying to censor comic books? The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is fighting back - learn how at this entertaining and informative presentation. Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Executive Director Charles Brownstein tells the shocking story of comics censorship, from the public book burnings and Senate hearings that led to the Comics Code Authority in the 1950s through the attacks on retailers in the 1980s, artists in the 1990s, and readers today! Learn how comics are under threat in libraries, on computers, and even in the privacy of your own home, and what the CBLDF does to fight back! Don’t miss this important panel about your rights and how to defend them! (ROOM 120)

4:00 – 4:45PM HENRY WINKLER Q&A
Join Wizard World as award-winning actor, producer, director, and author Henry Winkler takes the stage in St. Louis. 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. (ROOM 123)

4:00 – 4:45PM STAN LEE HEROES AND PSYCHOLOGY
When other companies’ superheroes tended to be flat and two-dimensional, Stan Lee reinvigorated his own passion for comic books by breathing humanity into an exciting new line of characters. The Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, Iron Man, Hulk, Daredevil, and many more burst onto the scene with real emotions, human foibles, interpersonal conflicts, and everyday problems readers could connect with and embrace. Psychologist Dr. Travis Langley (Beyond Heroes and Villains, Psychology Today) and Peter Coogan (Superhero: The Secret Origin of a Genre) explores the humanity Stan and his co-creators invested in their characters: What is the Excelsior Factor? (ROOM 130)

4:30 – 5:15PM CREATE COMICS ON THE IPAD – WORKSHOP
Ask any creator and they’ll tell you that making independent comics can get expensive long before you start the printing process. Thanks to the iPad, making professional grade comics is easier and more affordable than ever. Jonathan Woodard created the comic, Samuel J. Coffy: Action Panda Cop on his iPad using just $10 worth of Apps and released it to the public at Wizard World Chicago in August 2012. In this workshop he’ll walk you through which apps to use and the proper workflow to get print ready results from a device you probably have sitting at home. Five Adonit Jot Pros will be given away thanks to Adonit! (ROOM 127)

5:00 – 5:45PM SPOTLIGHT ON THE SIXTH GUN
Creators Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt talk about their ongoing Oni Press supernatural western comic book series and its upcoming jump to NBC television. Moderated by ComicsOnline.com‘s Kevin Gaussoin. (ROOM 120)

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 123)

5:00 – 5:45PM 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. Moderated by Jesse Snider(ROOM 130)

5:30 – 6:15PM THE ART OF SCRIBBLE SKETCHING: HOW TO TAKE THE PRESSURE OFF YOURSELF AND SIMPLY FIND YOUR DRAWING W/ FREDDIE WILLIAMS II – WORKSHOP
(ROOM 127)

6:00 – 6:45PM GEEK GIRLS: WHO ARE THEY AND ARE THEY REAL
This panel of ladies will discuss their perspective on being a geek and what it means to them. They will have a conversation some of their challenges with being a geek girl in the male dominated geek subculture, including the geek “test” from geek guys. We will explorer the topic of the “Fake Geek Girl” and if they believe “Fake Geek Girls” are amongst us. Come relax, have a good time, and listen to these ladies share their views on geeks and Wizard World St. Louis. (ROOM 120)

6:00 – 6:45PM LATE NIGHT WITH ZOMBIE SQUAD
Join us for a presentation of WKDED’s longest running, never aired, block of late night television sponsored by Zombie Squad, the world’s original zombie extermination and disaster preparation experts, hosted by Kristan N., with her zombified sidekick, Stinky, “Late Night With Zombie Squad” features the cult classic “OFF THE GRID,” an exciting tale of terror and survival. There’ll be a new Public Service Announcement from the Zombie Squad training division. Audience members will get a chance to show off their survival knowledge on America’s favorite game show, “THE PRICE OF SURVIVAL.” And of course, there’ll be lots of fun and mayhem. (ROOM 123)

6:00 – 6:45PM STRAIGHT OUTTA COMICON W/ MATT MCINNIS AND MATT KECK
Straight Outta Comicon is the premiere fan comedy experience. The show is a hybrid of stand-up comedy, music, improv, and sketchwork with two lifetimes of geek and gamer knowledge delivered by two critically acclaimed comedians. Our show is designed to bring comedy out of the clubs and into conventions. (ROOM 130)

7:00PM – 9:00PM WIZARD WORLD ADULT COSTUME CONTEST
Hosted by our very own superhero Jarrett “The Defuser” Crippen, the Wizard World Portland 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 130)

9:00PM – 2:00AM OFFICIAL WIZARD WORLD ST. LOUIS COMIC CON AFTER PARTY
Join us for a whole lot of fun at the Official Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con After Party at COPIA. With music and emceeing all night, along with drink specials and more! Sponsored by LION FORGE COMICS. (COPIA: 1122 WASHINGTON AVE.)

SUNDAY, MARCH 24th
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 con crowds. Make sure to bring your questions because he will have your answers. Must purchase a separate ticket for this event. (ROOM 122)

11:00 – 11:45AM 50 YEARS IN THE TARDIS
From William Hartnell to Matt Smith, The Doctor has had some amazing adventures in time and space, battling Daleks, The Master and cancellation by the BBC. A panel of longtime fans will bend the laws of time to encapsulate 50 years of great stories, memorable moments, favorite Doctors and universal peril in a celebration of all things Doctor Who. (ROOM 123)

11:00 – 11:45AM PITFALLS, HOW TO’S, AND MUSTS FOR WRITING A COMPELLING STORY
Whether you are a seasoned writer or a brand new one, the journey of writing a compelling story is a tumultuous one. It often time ladened with all kinds of discouraging land-mines or creative dead-ends. In this panel, an experienced team of writers will share some of their secrets to not only completing a compelling story but developing habits to be a more effective writer. Moderated by Tony Kim (ROOM 127)

11:30 – 12:15PM COMIC GEEKS
Join creator Brian Spath as he previews the 30 minute pilot of Comic Geeks, a web series set and shot in St. Louis debuting later in 2013. Brian will also host a Q&A after the showing to answer your questions about the show. (ROOM 120)

12:00 – 12:45PM HOUND KIDS PRESENTS BORDER-PUPS: CRASHBAT AND SUPER SPACE SHERIFFS BOOK READING
Join Brimstone as he reads the Border-Pups children’s books Crashbat and Super Space Sheriffs. Follow everyone’s favorite Borderhounds featured in their early years as they teach our children the importance of various life lessons including ‘speaking kindly to one another’ and ’self-esteem’ to ’brushing your teeth’ as well as tackling pressing and pertinent issues such as ‘anti-bullying’. The Border-Pups series is simply good natured literature ranging from pre-school aged children through young readers. Brimstone will play “Brim Says” with the kids and the winner will receive their favorite Border-Pups book autographed by Brimstone. (ROOM 123)

12:00 – 12:45PM WEBCOMICS: TAKING YOUR COMIC DIGITAL
This introduction to the world, making and business of webcomics explores its roots - from simple strip form to ongoing, page-by-page comics adventures. Panelists discuss: what it takes to create and produce a webcomic: how to stay on schedule; how to build a following; whether to go solo or work as a creative team; and the new opportunities for comic creators. (ROOM 127)

12:00 – 12:45PM THE WALKING DEAD’S LAURIE HOLDEN Q&A
(ROOM 130)

12:30 – 1:15PM ARCH REACTOR
Members of St Louis co-op hackerspace Arch Reactor talk about the maker culture and demonstrate many of their creations. Moderated by ComicsOnline.com’s Kevin Gaussoin. (ROOM 120)

1:00 – 1:45PM VOLTRON FORCE: HOW TO MAKE A CARTOON!
Hey kids! Have you ever wanted to know how cartoons are made? Join the Bob Koplar and Jeremy Corray, the St. Louis producers of the Nicktoons’ animated series Voltron Force, as they take you through the steps on what it takes to make a cartoon, from designing the characters, to animation, to adding the sound effects! Prizes will be given away so come ready to learn and ask questions in this fun-filled, family friendly panel! Let’s Voltron at Wizard World St. Louis! (ROOM 123)

1:00 – 1:45PM ARTIST ROUNDTABLE W/ RICK BURCHETT, TYLER KIRKHAM, JORGE MOLINA AND CHRIS SAMNEE
What drives an artist to work day in and day out at this profession? What motivates them to get up every morning or in some cases 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 Rick Burchett (Wonder Woman, The All New Batman: The Brave and The Bold), Tyler Kirkham (Superboy; Teen Titans, Green Lantern Corps, Amazing Spider-Man), Jorge Molina (Uncanny X-Men, Fear Itself, X-Men Legacy) and Chris Samnee (Daredevil, Before Watchmen: Nite Owl, Avenging Spider-Man) as they discuss all this and more in this Q&A session. (ROOM 127)

1:00 – 1:45PM BILLY DEE WILLIAMS Q&A
(ROOM 130)

1:30 – 2:15PM SWORDS, STEAM, AND SORCERY: AUTHORS TELL ALL
Curious about urban fantasy or paranormal settings? Join four St. Louis area authors as they cover the whole spectrum from urban fantasy to steampunk! How do they create their worlds and magical systems? From werewolves, to demi-gods, to teenage samurai; learn about the fascinating characters that inhabit these stories. Bring questions and these writers give you the scoop. Panelists include: NYT bestselling author Angie Fox (Accidental Demon Slayer series, Monster MASH series), Cole Gibsen (Katana, Senshi), Jeannie Lin (The Lotus Palace, The Sword Dancer), and Shawntelle Madison (Coveted series). (ROOM 120)

2:00 – 2:45PM WIZARD WORLD KIDS COSTUME CONTEST
Calling all kids ages 10 and under to come out and strut your stuff at the Wizard World St. Louis 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 123)

2:00 – 2:45PM PANEL FLOW IN COMIC LAYOUTS – WORKSHOP
Gene Kelly of Rocketbot.com presents a look at the basics of panel flow and how it can be used to keep your readers engaged, your layouts clear and your action scenes exciting. Applicable to all skill levels, this panel will be half demo and half hands-on instruction, so bring your sketchpad, your problem pages and your questions. (ROOM 127)

2:00 – 2:45PM JAMES MARSTERS & JULIET LANDAU Q&A
(ROOM 130)


2:30 – 3:15PM BATMAN AND PYSCHOLOGY
Now that The Dark Knight Rises has concluded Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, superherologist and psychologist Dr. Travis Langley (author of the book Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight) delves beneath Batman’s cowl to examine the complex inner world of Bruce Wayne in comic books and films. Does Batman have PTSD, OCD, or any other mental illness? Why the mask, the bat, and attraction to the cat he ought to lock up? Why won’t he kill that homicidal, green-haired clown? And what lies ahead for Gotham City’s masked hero. Is Batman broken? (ROOM 120)

3:00 – 3:45PM 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 123)

3:00 – 3:45PM R2 BUILDER’S CLUB - SO YOU WANT TO BUILD A DROID?
The R2 builder’s club will be on hand to give an overview of what goes into building your very own Astromech Droid! The panel will discuss various materials, costs, and innovations that go into building your very own replica of an R-series droid! Get a chance to ask the builder’s any questions you might have and get the information you need to get started on building your droid, contact your regional clubs including St. Louis, Kansas City, and many other regions around the world. You can also check out www.astromech.net for more information. (ROOM 127)

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