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PROGRAMMING @ ATLANTA COMIC CONPANEL ROOM LOCATIONS
SIDNEY MARCUS AUDITORIUM – GENERAL PROGRAMMING
A302 – GENERAL PROGRAMMING
A303 – SCI-FI SPEED DATING
A304 – MEET & GREET
A312 – GENERAL PROGRAMMING
A313 – GENERAL PROGRAMMING/FILM FESTIVAL
A314 – GENERAL PROGRAMMING/WORKSHOP
A315 – GENERAL PROGRAMMING

Programming is FREE with your Wizard World wristband unless otherwise noted.

FRIDAY, MAY 30
4:30 – 5:15PM THE #POPCULTUREPROFESSOR & THE WHEDONVERSE: ARE YOU A DIE-HARD BUFFY FAN?
Love Angel? Secretly keep a brown coat in your closet? Think Nathan Fillion is a god? Then you've come to the right place! Wizard World's own Professor of Pop Culture, Dr. Rebecca Housel, moderator for WW guests like James Marsters & Charisma Carpenter from Buffy and Angel, as well as Summer Glau, Ron Glass & Morena Baccarin from Firefly & Serenity, talks all-things-Joss-Whedon in this multi-media Whedonverse extravaganza! The Doc features over 200 of your favorite pop culture moments, including the COMPLETE history of Joss Whedon's work." (A314)


5:00 – 8:00PM WIZARD WORLD FILM FESTIVAL
Calling all independent filmmakers and fans of independent film: Wizard World is proud to present the Wizard World Film Festival! Here, filmmakers from all around the world will compete for fame, glory and great prizes, such as priceless VIP Experiences, exclusive autographs and photo ops with celebrities. The latest and greatest in independent film will be screened all weekend, with a red carpet awards ceremony to be held at the conclusion of the festival. For more details on how to submit to a future Wizard World Film Festival (to be held at every Comic Con,) interested filmmakers should visit wizardworldfilmfestival.com. (A313)

5:00 – 5:45PM HAS G.I. JOE BECOME A G.I. JOKE?
We will be talking about the current state of GI Joe: A Real American Hero as compared to its origins in 1982. Have the new movies and toys been true to or diminished the GI Joe brand? (A315)

5:30 – 6:15PM SUPERSTAR ARTISTS: JUNE BRIGMAN, GREG LAROCQUE AND BILLY MARTIN
(A314)

6:00 – 6:45PM VIDEO GAMES AND OUR FUTURE: WE’RE ALL GAMERS
(A315)

6:30 – 7:15PM 1939: BATMAN’S BEGINNING AND THE YEAR THAT CHANGED EVERYTHING WITH J.M. DeMATTEIS, AARON SAGERS AND DANNY FINGEROTH
(A314)

7:00 – 7:45PM COSTUMES + PLAYING = COSPLAY! SO WHAT DOES THAT ACTUALLY MEAN?
Join Wizard World’s Damian Beurer and an assembly of top-notch cosplayers, including Brittany Walloch and others, 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. (A315)

7:30 – 8:15PM THE STAR TREK PERSONALITY TEST
What Star Trek character are you the most like? And what character could you NEVER work with? In this presentation, writer and editor of This Week in Star Trek Joseph Dickerson discusses how the DiSC personality profile system can be used to understand what Trek character aligns best with your personality. He’ll also provide insights on how you can use this information to work with people more effectively! (A314)

8:00 – 8:45PM HOW TO ROLL WINNING NUMBERS
In this panel, we’ll show you how to test your dice to see if they are biased. (A315)

8:30 – 10:30PM CREATOR PRO AM: DRINK & DRAW
Come join host Rob Prior for the Creator Pro Am: Drink & Draw. All artist and writers are invited to come and compete in this live drawing and writing competition. You bring the creativity and we will take care of the rest. Scenarios and scenes will be described to the artist and writers, where you will have 1 hour to compete. Stay through to the end where one writer and one artist will be selected to win amazing prizes such as Corel PainterX3, Artograph lightpad and a Canson prize pack. Additional prizes will be given throughout the night brought to you by Corel, Canson, Royal Talens and Artograph. Located at Game-X. 275 Baker St NW, Atlanta, GA 30313. 21+

SATURDAY, MAY 31
10:30 – 11:15AM 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 convention crowds. Make sure to bring your questions because JDF will have your answers. Must purchase separate ticket for this event. (A304)

11:00 – 11:45AM WHAT VIDEO GAMES CAN TEACH
(A312)

11:00 - 11:45AM 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. (A313)


11:00-11:45AM HOW TO WRITE COMICS WITH J.M. DEMATTEIS, JUSTIN JORDAN, NATHAN EDMONDSON AND DANNY FINGEROTH
(A314)

11:30 – 12:15PM THE BEST ACTION FIGURE SETS FROM THE 80s
From Castle Greyskull to The Real Ghostbusters - Fire House Headquarters and even the The U.S.S. Flagg, we will discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the most popular playsets of the 1980s. (A315)

12:00 – 12:45PM ONE-ON-ONE WITH JAMES MARSTERS
Best known for his role as Spike, the platinum blonde vampire on hit shows Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, James Masters answers questions about everything from his evolution from acting to music, and the projects he plans to conquer in the future. (SIDNEY MARCUS AUDITORIUM)


12:00 – 12:45PM ONE-ON-ONE WITH JEROME JARRE
Crazy but positive. That’s how social media superstar Jerome Jarre approaches his work. Considering he has over 4.5 million followers on Vine, he must be doing something right! Join Jerome as he inspires an audience to pursue entrepreneurship, to create art and to not be afraid of taking chances. (A312)

12:00 – 12:45PM WONDER WOMEN OF THE 21ST CENTURY
(A313)

12:00 - 12:45PM SCULPTING A LEGACY WITH BRIAN MUIR
Join Brian Muir, one of the most respected sculptors and artists in the film industry, has he discusses his 46+ years sculpting for movie projects around the world. With a resume that includes iconic films such as Star Wars, Alien, Raiders of the Lost Ark, numerous Harry Potter movies & Planet of the Apes, you know Brian will have some incredible stories! (A314)

12:30 - 1:15PM MAKE THE BAD MEN STOP
Hollywood wants your favorite comics, books and TV shows more than ever. We're here to take you through a group therapy session so we can all somehow cope with the trauma. (A315)

1:00 – 1:45PM HOW TO SURVIVE THE MOB WITH JON BERNTHAL, MILO VENTIMIGLIA AND ROBERT KNEPPER
Join the stars of the TNT show, Mob City, as they talk their time on the Frank Darabont-created neo-noir drama as well as their other projects. Not only has Jon Bernthal survived the mob, he survived cable’s #1 drama, The Walking Dead! Jon will share stories from his days of zombie-killing, along with stories from the hit movie The Wolf of Wall Street. Best known for Heroes, Milo Ventimiglia will discuss his many projects that have ranged from superheroes, a heartthrob on Gilmore Girls, all the way to Rocky Balboa’s son! Last but not least, Robert Knepper, will relive memories behind the bars of Prison Break, Transporter 3 and many other projects! All of this, and more, in this exclusive Q&A. (SIDNEY MARCUS AUDITORIUM)

1:00 – 1:45PM ALL HAIL THE KING(BACH)
With over 6.3 million dedicated followers on Vine alone, Andrew “KingBach” Bachelor is proving to be one of the world’s most influential digital entertainers. Andrew will take the Wizard World stage to talk about his many hilarious videos, his roles on Showtime’s House of Lies and Adult Swim’s Black Jesus, the pressures of being a young entertainer & more! (A312)

1:00 – 1:45PM WHAT SUPERHERO WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE ON THE BIG SCREEN?
(A313)
1:30 – 2:15PM A BACKSTAGE PASS TO LAIKA ANIMATION STUDIO (OREGON)
LAIKA has become the world's most ambitious, creative and fearless animation studio. Mark Shapiro will talk about the remarkable creativity at LAIKA, from the CG-classic Moongirl (2005) to the Oscar-nominated stop-motion features ParaNorman (2012) and Coraline (2009). The studio's next film, The Boxtrolls, will debut in theaters on September 26, 2014. Production puppets will be on display. For more information: www.laika.com. (A315)

2:00 – 2:45PM ONE-ON-ONE WITH JASON DAVID FRANK: POWER RANGER
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 and learn more about his reality TV show My Morphin Life. (A312)

2:00 – 5:00PM THE WIZARD WORLD FILM FESTIVAL
Calling all independent filmmakers and fans of independent film: Wizard World is proud to present the Wizard World Film Festival! Here, filmmakers from all around the world will compete for fame, glory and great prizes, such as priceless VIP Experiences, exclusive autographs and photo ops with celebrities. The latest and greatest in independent film will be screened all weekend, with a red carpet awards ceremony to be held at the conclusion of the festival. For more details on how to submit to a future Wizard World Film Festival (to be held at every Comic Con,) interested filmmakers should visit wizardworldfilmfestival.com. (A313)

2:00 – 2:45PM DEMATTEIS & SON: SPIDER-MAN’S J.M. DEMATTEIS IN CONVERSATION WITH ADULT SWIM’S CODY DEMATTEIS
(A314)

3:00 – 3:30PM MICHAEL ROOKER VS THE AUDIENCE
Michael Rooker, who burst on the scene more than two decades ago in the title role in Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, also had key roles in Cliffhanger, The Bone Collector, Mississippi Burning, Sea of Love and Days of Thunder. While many have fit the brute, villain and psychopath type, he has also shown versatility in numerous “good guy” roles in his career, none more apparent than the love-hate fan favorite Merle Dixon on AMC’s acclaimed series, The Walking Dead. Moreover, Rooker’s star continues to rise as with Marvel’s next big super hero team, Guardians of the Galaxy. Being casted as the game hunter, Yondu Udonta of the Zatoan tribe, Rooker is sure to bring his signature flair to the role and mark his stamp onto the Marvel Universe. Don’t wait to join Michael Rooker in this special Q&A! (SIDNEY MARCUS AUDITORIUM)

3:00 – 3:45PM WWE® SUPERSTAR THE BIG SHOW®
Moderated by Mo Lightning. (A312)

3:30 – 4:15PM HOW TO INK COMICS WITH NATHAN MASSENGILL, DREW GERACI AND ROY RICHARDSON
(A315)

4:00 – 4:45PM FLYING INTO ACTION WITH THE FALCON: ANTHONY MACKIE
Join one of the stars of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Falcon himself, Anthony Mackie, as he shares stories from the set of the critically-acclaimed blockbuster sensation and how he plans to stay a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe for years to come. He’ll also answer questions about his many other credits including The Hurt Locker, Million Dollar Baby, 8 Mile, Gangster Squad & more! (SIDNEY MARCUS AUDITORIUM)

4:00 – 4:45PM SUCCESS THROUGH FANDOM
Fans who have become more. Fan moguls – personal and professional success stories through fandom. (A314)

4:00 – 4:45PM WORDS CREATE WORLDS – LESSONS FROM A STORYTELLER (WRITER’S WORKSHOP)
Have you ever said, "I want to write a book" or what about a song? Is it possible to do both? Aspiring writers will want to take part in this hands-on opportunity to ask questions and learn about what it takes to write a book and be a published author! Join author, songwriter, touring music artist and community activist, James Morris (Sky Bound) as he talks about his journey, experiences, motivation and shares valuable tips and organizational skills to help get you writing and see you through the process. James will also be discussing his music and how novel writing and music writing influence and inspire each other. This workshop is perfect for all ages of writers and aspiring writers age 10 and up. (A314)

4:30 – 5:15PM THE RETURN OF SPIDER-MAN WITH MARK BAGLEY. J.M. DEMATTEIS, GREG LAROCQUE AND DANNY FINGEROTH
(A315)

5:00 – 5:45PM TIME-TRAVELING WITH KAREN GILLAN
She's used to hanging out with the Doctor, but for this exclusive Atlanta Comic Con Q&A, Karen Gillan will be your companion! Join the Doctor Who fan-favorite companion as she discusses her time on the popular TV show, her interaction with Matt Smith, life after the TARDIS, her stage debut, her upcoming role in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy & much more! (SIDNEY MARCUS AUDITORIUM)

5:00 – 5:45PM FREE DRAWINGS FOR TOTAL STRANGERS (A WEBCOMIC)
"Free Drawings for Total Strangers" (FDfTS.com) is the cute and often twisted webcomic by Jason Thomas, which is based on the true-life stories of strangers and readers. FDfTS has been compared to riding down a hill, in a refrigerator box, that is filled with delicious treats, that you cannot enjoy, because they are bouncing around so much, and they're upsetting you. Panel features Jason Thomas' awful stories, giveaways of paintings, t-shirts, stickers & prints from the Red Rocket Farm booth, as well as a truly delightful and odd multimedia presentation. You will hate this. (A314)

6:00 – 6:45PM CREATIVITY THAT LASTS
(A314)

7:00 – 9:00PM WIZARD WORLD COSTUME CONTEST
Hosted by our very own superheroes Mo Lightning and Billy Patterson, the Wizard World Atlanta Comic Con adult 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! With special guest judges, the Green Power Ranger, Jason David Frank and professional cosplayer Indra “Fantasy Ninja” Rojas! Anyone interested in participating can sign-up at the Information booth on Saturday. (SIDNEY MARCUS AUDITORIUM)

7:00 – 7:45PM HAUNTED GEORGIA WITH JAMES BELL, FOUNDER OF THE NORTHWEST GEORGIA PARANORMAL RESEARCH SOCIETY, MODERATED BY DR. REBECCA HOUSEL
Join James and his team of experienced investigators as they discuss their real life adventures into the supernatural, including the search for Big Foot, UFOs at local government sites, ghosts, demons, and more! James Bell has over 13 years’ experience in the field; his team includes a construction expert, photographer, engineer, and psychic. James is a frequent expert guest on national radio and FOX television. His blog, Ramblings of a Paranormal Investigator, has been nominated for numerous awards, including a Shorty in 2013. (A312)

7:00 – 7:45PM HOW TO SELL YOUR GAME DESIGN
(A314)

SUNDAY, JUNE 1
11:30 – 12:15PM THE ART OF ANIMATION PRODUCTION WITH ANIMATOR/DIRECTOR TOM COOK
Wizard World is proud to present world-renown animator Tom Cook (Tarzan; Flash Gordon; He-Man and the Masters of the Universe; She-Ra Princess of Power) to Atlanta! This panel will be a demonstration of the steps taken to bring an idea from script to screen. Cook will begin with a short story of how he became an animator back in the late 1970s and then describe the different departments in an animation studio and what they do to move the development of the cartoon forward. Tom will have a few scenes he has worked on over the years on video and then will open the floor for questions about either the process or any other question you may have. So come out and see first-hand how your favorite cartoons were made! (A314)

11:30 – 12:15PM 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 convention crowds. Make sure to bring your questions because JDF will have your answers. Must purchase a separate ticket for this event. (A304)

12:00 – 12:45PM ONE-ON-ONE WITH JERRY ORDWAY
(A313)

12:30 - 1:15PM NEED COFFEE VS. COMIC BOOK MOVIES
Once, you couldn't get a comic book movie made. Now they're taking over the cinema. Who's doing it right and who makes you so mad you could head butt a koala? Let's chat about it. (A314)

12:30-1:15PM KIDS BACKSTAGE PASS TO LAIKA ANIMATION STUDIO (OREGON)
Join LAIKA's Mark Shapiro for this entertaining and informative inside look at the creation of an animated film. Using visuals, Mark will show how animators breathe life into puppets in 24-frames per second. Mark will also talk about the history of the Entertainment side of the company, where, before hand-making the dazzling features Coraline (2009) and ParaNorman ( 2012), LAIKA created the CG-classic short Moongirl (2005). Production puppets will be on display for the all-ages presentation. (A315)

1:00-1:45PM 3:30 – 4:15PM ONE-ON-ONE WITH MARVEL’S DEATHLOK – J. AUGUST RICHARDS
Do you know what S.H.I.E.L.D. stands for? You can bet this agent does! Join one of the stars of ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., J. August Richards, as he talks Mike Peterson’s growth into the cyborg Deathlok, his future in the Marvel Universe and what it was like portraying Charles Gunn in the fan-favorite television show Angel. (A312)

1:00 – 4:00PM THE WIZARD WORLD FILM FESTIVAL
Calling all independent filmmakers and fans of independent film: Wizard World is proud to present the Wizard World Film Festival! Here, filmmakers from all around the world will compete for fame, glory and great prizes, such as priceless VIP Experiences, exclusive autographs and photo ops with celebrities. The latest and greatest in independent film will be screened all weekend, with a red carpet awards ceremony to be held at the conclusion of the festival. For more details on how to submit to a future Wizard World Film Festival (to be held at every Comic Con,) interested filmmakers should visit wizardworldfilmfestival.com. (A313)

1:30 – 2:15PM COMICS TO FILM WITH J.M. DEMATTEIS, BOB LAYTON AND AARON SAGERS
(A314)

1:30 – 2:15PM BUILDING YOUR CREATIVE PLATFORM: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SELF PROMOTION
(A315)

2:00 – 2:45PM INSIDE THE BOONDOCK SAINTS II
The bad boys of The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day, Sean Patrick Flanery, David Della Rocco and Clifton Collins Jr. will be storming the stage in style at Wizard World Atlanta Comic Con. Join one half of the MacManus brothers, Rocco and Romeo as they rehash their experiences on set. (A312)

1:30 – 2:30PM 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. (SHOW STAGE)

1:30 - 2:15PM TEMPLE OF DOOM: 30TH ANNIVERSARY
From 1984 to 2008, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom was the black sheep of the Indiana Jones series. On its 30th anniversary, and especially given the controversy around Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Temple of Doom deserves a re-evaluation. (A314)

2:30 – 3:15PM YOUR WORK ON THE BIG SCREEN! - CREATE YOUR OWN FILM TEASER
(A315)

3:00 – 3:45PM WIZARD WORLD KIDS COSTUME CONTEST
Calling all kids ages 10 and under to come out and strut your stuff at the Wizard World Atlanta Comic Con Kids Costume Contest. Hosted by our very own superhero, Mo Lightning, you won’t want to miss this Kodak moment packed with a whole lot of fun, laughs and prizes for all participants! (A312)

*Listed programming subject to change. Please check the Wizard World app for up-to-date panel information.

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