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PROGRAMMING @ PHILADELPHIA COMIC CONPANEL ROOM LOCATIONS
GRAND BALLROOM – GENERAL PROGRAMMING
ROOM 104 – GENERAL PROGRAMMING
ROOM 105 – GENERAL PROGRAMMING
ROOM 107 – GENERAL PROGRAMMING
ROOM 108 – GENERAL PROGRAMMING/AWESOMEFEST (THU/SAT)
ROOM 109 – GENERAL PROGRAMMING/WORKSHOP
ROOM 110 – MEET & GREET
ROOM 111 – GENERAL PROGRAMMING/FILM FESTIVAL
ROOM 112 – SCI-FI SPEED DATING
ROOM 113 – GENERAL PROGRAMMING
ROOM 114 – AWESOMEFEST (FRI/SUN)

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

THURSDAY, JUNE 19
4:30 – 5:15PM CROWDFUNDING CREATIVITY: FROM NOVEL TO COMIC, GAME AND WORLD
Kickstarter has obviously changed the game in terms of getting funding for various creative projects which might otherwise not have gotten off the ground. But it's also made it possible to take an existing work and broaden both its exposure and reach into other mediums. Icarus is a novel and graphic novel with art from professional comics artist Matt Slay, to be published by Silence in the Library Publishing in the fall. In this panel, speculative fiction author Gregory A. Wilson (writer of Icarus and creator of the world of Vol in which it's set) and game designer Kris Siuda discuss how they leveraged their different creative backgrounds and fan bases (including their contacts from their successful channels on the Twitch TV gaming site) into a highly successful Kickstarter for Icarus, and how that success is helping create the foundation for the computer game version of Icarus, which will run its own crowdfunding campaign in early 2015. Wilson and Siuda will also discuss the process of developing Icarus into a graphic novel and game, and answer questions about how to use Kickstarter and other resources to develop any given creative idea into a reality. (ROOM 109)

5:00 – 5:45PM 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. (ROOM 111)


5:30 – 7:30PM THE NEW CLASSICS: KARATE KID SCREENING
Come and enjoy the beloved 80's film classic that coined the phrase "Wax on... wax off" and earned Noriyuki "Pat" Morita an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Whether it's your 100th viewing or your very first, The Karate Kid will delight, inspire and get you in the mood for Ralph Macchio's Q&A following the screening. "You're the best around, nothing is gonna ever keep you down!" (ROOM 108)

5:30 – 6:15PM INDY COMIX CREATORS ROUNDTABLE WITH TERRY LABAN, JAMAR NICHOLAS, T. CAMPBELL & PHIL KAHN
(ROOM 109)

6:00 – 6:45PM THE ZOMBIE GENRE: NOT DEAD YET
From the mega-success of “The Walking Dead,” George Romero’s Marvel comic “Empire of the Dead,” the “World War Z” movie and Alexandre Phillipe’s new “Doc of the Dead” documentary, zombies are continuing to shamble (and run) amok in pop culture. But what have been the key moments where zombies have infected entertainment and do the hungry corpses have an expiration date? And what’s next? TV personality and zombie fiend Aaron Sagers digs up other Z-experts for an exciting panel on the good, bad and really ugly of the walking dead genre. (ROOM 111)

6:00 - 8:00PM LOVE IN THE AIR @ PHILADELPHIA COMIC CON – SPEED DATING STYLE
Ladies and Gentlemen! Are you single and tired of looking for love in Alderraan places? Are you ready to let your geek flag fly? Then it is time to try Sci-Fi Speed Dating! Sci-Fi Speed Dating returns by popular demand! You asked for it, we got it! The fantastic crew from Sci-Fi Speed Dating will host 4 sessions this weekend! If you are single and over 18 head over to the Speed Dating room to sign up for a session! Sci-Fi Speed Dating is Fun, Safe, and it works! They are now responsible for 5 marriages, 19 engagements, 2 babies, and over 100 couples dating seriously. (Questions? Please e-mail inquiries@scifispeeddating.com). (ROOM 112)

6:30 – 7:15PM HOW TO COLOR COMICS WITH JEFF BALKE
(ROOM 109)

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 Ivy Doomkitty, Eric “The Smoke” Moran 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. (ROOM 111)

7:30 – 8:00PM KICKIN’ IT WITH RALPH MACCHIO AND MARTIN COVE
Best known for his roles as Daniel LaRusso in the Karate Kid series, Eugene Martone in Crossroads, Billy Gambini in My Cousin Vinny, and Johnny Cade in The Outsiders, Ralph Macchio has been entertaining audiences for more than 30 years! Sit back and enjoy his stories as well as the tales told by his former co-star Martin Cove, who’s played Kresse in the Karate Kid and starred in Cagney & Lacey, Rambo: First Blood Part II & many other features! (ROOM 109)

7:30 – 8:15PM REMEMBERING ALIENS DESIGNER H.R. GIGER WITH ROB PRIOR AND AARON SAGERS
(ROOM 109)

8:00PM – CLOSE SCI-FI EXPLOSION
Join master of evil Skeletor, writer/comics historian Chris Cummins and some very special guests for an unforgettable evening of live performance, trivia and carefully curated video clips showcasing the weirder world of science fiction. From a look at Robocop's secret past as a chicken salesman to an exploration of actual letters people have written to E.T. and beyond, the Sci-Fi Explosion will help kickstart this year's Wizard World festivities into high gear. Located at PhilaMOCA. 531 N 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19123. $10 admission, 18+

9:00 - CLOSE THE DOUG BENSON MOVIE INTERRUPTION (30TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING OF REVENGE OF THE NERDS)
Comedian Doug Benson brings his now infamous live movie interruption to the Trocadero for a 30th Anniversary screening of REVENGE OF THE NERDS. Curtis Armstrong (Booger) and Brian Tochi (Takashi) will join Doug from the front row, performing a live comedy show as they riff on one of the great nerd classics of all time. Located at the Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107. Doors open at 8pm.

FRIDAY, JUNE 20
12:30 – 1:15PM WRITING COMPELLING SCIENCE FICTION
Bestselling sci-fi authors Edward Miller and J.B. Manas share tricks of the trade and lead a Q&A discussion around crafting a compelling sci-fi story, including turning an idea into a story; using proven story models; developing memorable and believable characters; building conflict on every page; creating immersive worlds; getting your story sold; and more. This session is perfect for current and budding sci-fi authors, screenwriters, comic writers, and anyone interested in the sci-fi storytelling craft. (ROOM 109)

1:00 – 1:45PM MEN OF COSPLAY
Listen up, Guys! We’ve tailored a panel just for you! Have you ever thought of cosplaying but wondered what it’s like from a male’s perspective? Are there any wardrobe malfunctions you should be aware of? What is the purpose of a dance belt? Then make sure to check out this panel, jam-packed with male cosplayers ! (ROOM 107)

1:00 – 1:45PM MAKING YOUR NO BUDGET COMIC & GAMING DOCUMENTARY
Two time Emmy Award Winning Producer Jordan Levinson and Producer/Director Calvin Theobald, the creators of the successful gaming documentary KING OF CHINATOWN, teach you how to make the documentary/web series you've always wanted without a budget or Kickstarter. We'll walk you through our process, give you examples of where we succeeded, where we failed, then you can ask us anything in a Q&A! (ROOM 111)

1:30 – 2:15PM TAKING AN IDEA FROM CONCEPT TO COMPLETION
A look at how an idea becomes a comic and the evolution along the way. (ROOM 108)

1:30 – 2:15PM ONE-ON-ONE WITH MARV WOLFMAN
(ROOM 109)

2:00 – 2:45PM DREDD: CURSED EDGE/DEEP END FILM PANEL
Together Brothers Productions and Sunnymeade Films present from the hit web UK series, "The Cursed Edge." We’re proud to present the Wizard World debut of the spin off US series, "The Deep End". Hosted by Eric The Smoke Moran and Kurt Sturss, There will be an introduction to the Cursed Edge series followed by The Deep End debut , the making of Cursed Edge/Deep End and a Q&A with the cast. (ROOM 107)

2:00 – 2:45PM CREATIVE CHARACTER DESIGN
Bryan Tillman, author of Focal Press’s Creative Character Design, talks about ways to bridge the gap between the technique of drawing characters and the theory of good character design. Topics include archetypes, color, design, silhouettes, story, and much more. (ROOM 111)

2:30 – 3:15PM YOU COULD BE BATMAN! WITH ROB PRIOR, BRANDON SNIDER & AARON SAGERS
(ROOM 108)

2:30 – 3:15PM LET’S REVIEW OF THE NEW 52
A discussion of the pros, cons and everything related to DC Comics’ soft reboot. (ROOM 109)

2:30 – 3:15PM 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. (GRAND BALLROOM)


3:00 – 3:45PM MODELS N MAYHEM
(ROOM 107)

3:00 – 3:45PM FIGHTER’S HIGH FILM PANEL
Fighters High is an upcoming martial arts action high school web-series set to release late this fall. The series features highly trained martial artists, rivals and a deep storyline. Come meet the Fighter's High cast (Eric DePrince, Raquel Romaine & Nick Capuozzo and more), series creator/showrunner/director Chris Ryons, showrunner Chris Dyer and more as they tell you all about the world of Fighter's High, premiere clips from the upcoming web-series! Don't miss it! (ROOM 111)

3:30 – 4:15PM HOW TO GO FROM WRITING COMIC BOOKS TO WRITING NOVELS
(ROOM 113)

3:30 – 4:15PM PETER SANDERSON MARVEL AT 75 HISTORY (FROM CAP'S SHIELD TO AGENT OF SHIELD)
(ROOM 109)

4:00 – 4:45PM SO YOU WANT TO SEW COSPLAY
Do you want to move beyond purchased costume or costume elements and start sewing your own costumes? This panel will introduce: Analyzing your costume to determine what can be sewn, Finding and using standard sewing patterns as a basis for a cosplay costume including 1. Selecting patterns to match a costume's style and 2. Customizing patterns, including, combining elements from different patterns into one pattern, Making good fabric choices, A brief look at notions, supplies and specialty materials to take your costume to the next level. (ROOM 107)

4:00 – 7:00PM 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. (ROOM 111)

4:00 - 6:00PM LOVE IN THE AIR @ PHILADELPHIA COMIC CON – SPEED DATING STYLE
Ladies and Gentlemen! Are you single and tired of looking for love in Alderraan places? Are you ready to let your geek flag fly? Then it is time to try Sci-Fi Speed Dating! Sci-Fi Speed Dating returns by popular demand! You asked for it, we got it! The fantastic crew from Sci-Fi Speed Dating will host 4 sessions this weekend! If you are single and over 18 head over to the Speed Dating room to sign up for a session! Sci-Fi Speed Dating is Fun, Safe, and it works! They are now responsible for 5 marriages, 19 engagements, 2 babies, and over 100 couples dating seriously. (Questions? Please e-mail inquiries@scifispeeddating.com). (ROOM 112)

4:30 – 5:15PM YOGAQUEST PRESENTS BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: A NARRATED YOGIC ADVENTURE!
Join Buffy and the Scoobies in their fight against vampires, demons, and the forces of darkness in this narrated yogic adventure! YogaQuest is a unique and hilarious blend of yoga and fan-fiction story-telling, as a narrator and a certified yoga instructor lead the class through a yoga routine designed to improve strength, balance, and flexibility, while making exercise riotously fun! No previous yoga experience, special clothing, or mats necessary. Come as you are! (ROOM 104)

4:30 – 5:15PM VIDEO GAMES AND OUR FUTURE: WE’RE ALL GAMERS
Giants of the video game industry join forces for this highly-anticipated panel. Don't miss author Genese Davis (The Holder’s Dominion, MMORPG.com, The Gamer In You,) Eric Kieron (Warcraft, Starcraft, Diablo,) and surprise guest speakers give their insight on everything ranging from creating futuristic video games to delving into themes that span the most prevalent elements of pop culture. Video gamers can get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at video game story details, gameplay features, and the influence video games possess in both video game culture and pop culture at large. The high-power panelists will discuss the past of video game culture as it compares to today and how it can all show what is to come. (ROOM 108)

4:30 – 5:15PM ONE-ON-ONE WITH PETER BAGGE
(ROOM 109)

4:30 – 5:15PM SHOW & TELL WITH THE SCIENCE CHANNEL’S ODDITIES
Join the stars of the Science Channel's Oddities for a show and tell and Q&A bringing some of the most unusual items from our personal collections as well as from the shop. This will include medical, scientific, ethnographic, natural history items. Things such as shrunken heads, deformed human skulls, things in jars, animals with extra heads or limbs to name a few. (ROOM 113)

5:00 – 5:45PM THE ART OF CREATING CONFLICT (IN YOUR STORY)
At the heart of great art and storytelling is creating great conflict. Whether it’s asking questions like ‘what does this character want?’ or ‘How will this character change’, crafting compelling tension is the key for a successful comic, video game, TV show, or film. Come join content creators as they share some helpful tips about how to discover interesting conflict in your story. (A315)

5:30 – 6:15PM ALL THINGS PRO WRESTLING WITH WRESTLINGAUDIO.COM
Win autographed items from your favorite superstars and talk all things pro-wrestling/sports entertainment! Join WrestlingAudio.com’s lead hosts, Mo Lightning & Ballz, for an interactive discussion on anything you want to talk about: the future of WWE, how to “fix” Impact Wrestling, the good ol’ days of ECW, whatever! Nothing is off-limits in this rowdy pro-wrestling discussion! (ROOM 108)

5:30 – 6:15PM WEBCOMICS ROUNDTABLE
The world of webcomics has undergone its biggest upheaval since its inception. From the new ComiXology app to Net Neutrality, from Kickstarter to Patreon, there's an awful lot to keep track of. Webcomics veteran Brad Guigar gathers a roundtable of webcomics notables to talk about these questions and much, much more! (ROOM109)

5:30 – 6:15PM REVENGE OF THE NERDS: SCHOOL REUNION
Come join your frat brothers of Lambda Lambda Lambda for an exclusive Wizard World Q&A! Curtis Armstrong (Dudley "Booger" Dawson) and Brian Keith Tochi (Takashi Toshiro) share their stories and answer your burning questions. (ROOM 113)

6:00 – 6:45PM +2 COMEDY: NATURAL FUNNY
+2 Comedy is a touring nerd stand-up comedy group having performed at Comic Con New York, C2E2, Otakon and now they bring they show to Wizard World Philly! Come See the kings of geek comedy Vegas Lancaster, Alex Pearlman and Noah Houlihan crack wise on Comic books, video games, summer movies, Anime, D&D and all things nerd. First 100 people get double EXP. (ROOM 107)

6:00 - 8:00PM LOVE IN THE AIR @ PHILADELPHIA COMIC CON – SPEED DATING STYLE
Ladies and Gentlemen! Are you single and tired of looking for love in Alderraan places? Are you ready to let your geek flag fly? Then it is time to try Sci-Fi Speed Dating! Sci-Fi Speed Dating returns by popular demand! You asked for it, we got it! The fantastic crew from Sci-Fi Speed Dating will host 4 sessions this weekend! If you are single and over 18 head over to the Speed Dating room to sign up for a session! Sci-Fi Speed Dating is Fun, Safe, and it works! They are now responsible for 5 marriages, 19 engagements, 2 babies, and over 100 couples dating seriously. (Questions? Please e-mail inquiries@scifispeeddating.com). (ROOM 112)

6:30 – 7:15PM WWE® DIVAS THE BELLA TWINS®
Moderated by Mo Lightning. (ROOM 108)

6:30 – 7:15PM HOW TO WRITE COMICS WITH MARV WOLFMAN, JOE CARAMANGA AND DANNY FINGEROTH
(ROOM 109)

6:30 - 8:30PM LOVE IN THE AIR @ PHILADELPHIA COMIC CON – SPEED DATING STYLE
Ladies and Gentlemen! Are you single and tired of looking for love in Alderraan places? Are you ready to let your geek flag fly? Then it is time to try Sci-Fi Speed Dating! Sci-Fi Speed Dating returns by popular demand! You asked for it, we got it! The fantastic crew from Sci-Fi Speed Dating will host 4 sessions this weekend! If you are single and over 18 head over to the Speed Dating room to sign up for a session! Sci-Fi Speed Dating is Fun, Safe, and it works! They are now responsible for 5 marriages, 19 engagements, 2 babies, and over 100 couples dating seriously. (Questions? Please e-mail inquiries@scifispeeddating.com). (ROOM 112)

6:30 – 7:15PM A TROMA-TIZING EXPERIENCE WITH AMC’S COMIC BOOK MEN & TROMA ENTERTAINMENT’S LLOYD KAUFMAN
Join the stars of AMC's Comic Book Men Ming Chen, Bryan Johnson and Michael Zapcic for their inaugural visit to Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con! They'll be sharing stories, answering questions, and interacting with fan all while the infamous Troma Entertainment's Lloyd Kaufman leads the talk! You do not want to miss this unique experience! (ROOM 113)

7:00PM – 10:00PM COSTUME BEER PONG
All dressed up with nothing to do? Head over to the Field House and compete with a partner in a Beer Pong Tournament. Entry is $20 per person and covers your beer from 7pm – 10pm. To sign up please contact Tim Adams at tadams@publichouseusa.com. Prizes will be given out for best costumes as well. 1150 Filbert St, Philadelphia, PA 19107. 21+

7:30PM – 9:30PM 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 PhilaMOCA. 531 N 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19123 21+

8:30PM – CLOSE CHRONICLES OF SOUND, TRIFORCE QUARTET AND DJ CUTMAN AT MILKBOY
Come join Chronicles of Sound, Triforce Quartet and DJ Cutman at MILKBOY for a night of fun nerd rock. Located at Milkboy, 1100 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19107. Tickets are $10 at the door with a Wizard World wristband, $12 without. 21+

9:00PM – 2:00AM DRACULAR’S BALL FEATURING AUTHOR & PUNISHER AND IRIS AT THE TROCADERO
Dracula’s Ball is headlined by AUTHOR & PUNISHER and IRIS. Head over to the Trocadero and enjoy live bands, DJs, vendors, and more. All ages welcome, but must be 21+ w/photo ID to drink. Please go to draculasball.com for more details. Located at the Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107. Tickets are $15 at the door with a wizard world wristband, $19 without. All ages.

SATURDAY, JUNE 21
10:00 – 11:30AM TIME-TRAVELING WITH THE DOCTOR & HIS COMPANION: MATT SMITH & KAREN GILLAN – PAID EVENT
Best known for his portrayal of the wibbly-wobbly Doctor in the BBC's Doctor Who, Matt Smith reunites with his former companion Karen Gillan (Amy Pond) for an exclusive Q&A only at Philadelphia Comic Con! Join the legendary duo as they look back on an era of bow ties, sonic screwdrivers and fish sticks with custard, talk the legacy each has left on the hit show, and reveal upcoming projects & more! Must purchase separate ticket for this event. (GRAND BALLROOM)

11:00 – 11:45AM ONE-ON-ONE WITH KEN BALD
(ROOM 107)

11:00 – 11:45AM STORYTELLING WITH MICHAEL GOLDEN
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 the professional level. (ROOM 109)

11:00 - 1:00PM LOVE IN THE AIR @ PHILADELPHIA COMIC CON – SPEED DATING STYLE
Ladies and Gentlemen! Are you single and tired of looking for love in Alderraan places? Are you ready to let your geek flag fly? Then it is time to try Sci-Fi Speed Dating! Sci-Fi Speed Dating returns by popular demand! You asked for it, we got it! The fantastic crew from Sci-Fi Speed Dating will host 4 sessions this weekend! If you are single and over 18 head over to the Speed Dating room to sign up for a session! Sci-Fi Speed Dating is Fun, Safe, and it works! They are now responsible for 5 marriages, 19 engagements, 2 babies, and over 100 couples dating seriously. (Questions? Please e-mail inquiries@scifispeeddating.com). (ROOM 112)

11:00 – 11:45PM SO THEY SAY YOU SHOULDN’T COSPLAY
Come and listen in on a panel led by Ivy Doomkitty, covering topics such as body image, skin color, age, crossplay (Rule 63) and more! We will discuss how to push past boundaries that others try to place against you. Afterall, cosplay is for everyone. It is not limited to one demographic. Q&A to follow. (ROOM 113)

11:30 – 12:15PM DOCK DOYLE: CREATING A 80 YEAR OLD FRANCHISE IN 24 HOURS
How a group of creators built a multi-media empire, 300 pages of content, a radio drama, a comic book, and an amusement park ride in one day for under $50, all for charity. Learn how you can easily create a brand around a central character without breaking the bank. (ROOM 105)

11:30 – 12:15PM INTRODUCTION TO PHILADELPHIA GAME DEVELOPMENT
Did you know that Philly is home to over 25 game development studios? It's wide diversity of Students, Hobbyists, Indies, and larger developers mean there are a wide range of games being made in Philly. With such a smorgasbord wouldn't it be great to get them all together, have them rant about game development, and teach everyone how awesome the Game Development scene in Philly is? Well now we all have that chance. Join the IGDA Philadelphia as we welcome developers Matt Brenner, AMI Entertainment & others for a panel that will cover everything from how they got their starts. The difference between working on their first game and then subsequent games. How they draw inspiration and creativity into their games and much more. (ROOM 111)

12:00 – 12:45PM OUT OF THE SHIRE WITH SEAN ASTIN
Back in 2001, moviegoers became familiar with names such as Frodo, Sauron, Gollum, Mordor and many others thanks to the release of Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. Join one of the movies’ stars, Sean Astin, as he discusses his time as Samwise Gamgee as well as the rest of his impressive list of credits that include The Goonies, Rudy and the latest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon. (GRAND BALLROOM)

12:00 – 12:45PM BATMAN AT 75! (AND THE TIM BURTON BATMAN MOVIE AT 25!) WITH GREG CAPULLO, MARV WOLFMAN, SCOTT BEATTY AND BRANDON SNIDER
(ROOM 107)

12:00 - 12:45PM BATTLE FOR MULTICULTURAL HEROES
The pop culture explosion through gaming, comics, TV, and film has opened up new opportunities for cultural diversity; however, many obstacles still exists. In this humorous but poignant discussion, diverse geek experts will discuss breaking ethnic stereotypes and what changes need to happen for us to boldly go into the future. Moderated by Tony Kim. (ROOM 109)

12:00 – 12:45PM FACE OFF/FACE ON: PROSTHETIC MAKEUP EFFECTS FOR CURIOUS COSPLAYERS
Special effects makeup and prosthetics can be beautiful (or grotesque), and often seem overwhelming. Let us help! Join SheWolf Cosplays as we walk you through some basic SFX tips and demos to get your inner artist off the ground and make your cosplays truly pop. Come with questions, leave with answers, inspiration, and possibly an undead makeover! (ROOM 113)

12:30 – 1:15PM BUILDING YOUR CREATIVE PLATFORM: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SELF PROMOTION
As an artist, writer, actor, musician or creator, self-promotion is an important part of building a career. However, if poorly executed, self-promotion can do more harm than good. How is the conventional wisdom wrong? What are the more advisable but underrated neglected approaches? Join esteemed creators Genese Davis (The Holder’s Dominion, MMORPG.com, The Gamer In You,) Rob Prior (Spawn; Deep Space 9; Evil Ernie; Heavy Metal,) Eric Kieron (Warcraft, Starcraft, Diablo,) and surprise guest speakers discuss this pivotal topic! (ROOM 105)

12:30 – 1:15PM A RUSSIAN ODYSSEY: ONE ARTIST’S JOURNEY IN THE WORLD OF RUSSIAN ANIMATION – CREATING AWARD WINNING SHORTS WITH UNIVERSAL THEMES
From Awarding winning Russian Animator, Konstantin Komardin, on his first visit to the US, a rare chance to take a look at Russian film making and get a glimpse inside the world views of our times, through universal themes. See if the subject matters at hand in these three award winning shorts don't ring true to you as well? Humor and mayhem blended with food for thought. Followed by a Q and A with the artist. (ROOM 111)

1:00 – 1:45PM A DRINK WITH GUINAN: WHOOPI GOLDBERG
In her long and prestigious career, Whoopi Goldberg has been seen in over 150 films, has been an activist for numerous humanitarian efforts, and is one few persons to win an Oscar, a Grammy, a Tony, and an Emmy. Now she takes the stage in a Wizard World exclusive Q&A! Join Whoopi for an in depth conversation about her incredible career and a rare opportunity to hear it firsthand! (GRAND BALLROOM)

1:00 – 1:45PM SUCCEEDING IN THE WORLD OF WEBCOMIX WITH T. CAMPBELL & PHIL KAHN OF “GUILDED AGE”
(ROOM 107)

1:00 – 1:45PM CIVIL RIGHTS AND SOCIAL JUSTICE MOVEMENTS AS REFLECTED IN COMIC BOOKS
Social rights and civil justice movements are often reflected in the art and media during which they take place, and comic books are no exception. By exploring how civil rights, social justice and race issues have been portrayed in comic books, we can better understand the history that they portray. In this panel we will discuss some watershed moments in comic book history that have opened the door to talking about these issues in the medium. Also to be discussed will be the role of sanctuary cities in the real world and the comic book universe. We will also have a discussion about the current state of nerd culture and how it handles these often difficult issues. (ROOM 109)

1:00 - 1:45PM PARANORMAL CITY WITH AARON SAGERS
(ROOM 113)

1:30 – 2:15PM YOGAQUEST PRESENTS FIREFLY: A NARRATED YOGIC ADVENTURE!
They said it couldn't be done. YogaQuest did it anyway. Firefly lives again in this narrated yogic adventure! YogaQuest is a unique and hilarious blend of yoga and fan-fiction story-telling, as a narrator and a certified yoga instructor lead the class through a yoga routine designed to improve strength, balance, and flexibility, while making exercise riotously fun! No previous yoga experience, special clothing, or mats necessary. Come as you are! (ROOM 104)

1:30 – 2:15PM WEBCOMICS 101
Wanna start a webcomic? Sure. We all do. But where to start. Brad Guigar, author of "The Webcomics Handbook," -- the popular sequel to "How To Make Webcomics" -- takes you on a step-by-step tutorial of setting up a site, using social media for promotion, and making money from your work. (ROOM105)

1:30 – 5:30PM 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. (ROOM 111)

2:00 – 2:45PM LOOKING FOR EVIDENCE WITH DAVID BOREANAZ
While relatively new to acting when he landed a guest-starring role on the series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Boreanaz vaulted to stardom as the mysterious and tortured character ‘Angel’ on the series. He continued the role in his own series, Angel from 1999 – 2004. With leading man and charismatic charm that translates on the big screen, TV and stage, David Boreanaz is a force to be reckoned with. Boreanaz has continued to earn rave reviews as ‘Special Agent Seeley Booth,’ opposite Emily Deschanel, in Fox’s crime/drama hit Bones. Now he joins his fans at Wizard World for an exclusive Q&A! Come for a rare opportunity to hear about David's incredible career firsthand! (GRAND BALLROOM)

2:00 – 2:45PM GRIMM FAIRYTALES #100
(ROOM 107)

2:00 – 2:45PM HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE STEREOTYPES IN COMIC BOOKS
Come join comic book historians and enthusiasts Dr. Andrew Duda, Thomas Strange, Michael Manning, Josh Opper and Tom Boucher of Emerson College as they discuss some of the worst characterization of stereotypes in comic book history including Tyroc, the black separatist from the Legion of Superheroes, Chop Chop from the Blackhawks, the flaming Rawhide Kid, and many more. There will be a question and answer section at the end where we will discuss how far comic books have come and how comic books as a medium can be used to counteract negative stereotypes in the future. (ROOM 109)

2:00 - 4:00PM LOVE IN THE AIR @ PHILADELPHIA COMIC CON – SPEED DATING STYLE
Ladies and Gentlemen! Are you single and tired of looking for love in Alderraan places? Are you ready to let your geek flag fly? Then it is time to try Sci-Fi Speed Dating! Sci-Fi Speed Dating returns by popular demand! You asked for it, we got it! The fantastic crew from Sci-Fi Speed Dating will host 4 sessions this weekend! If you are single and over 18 head over to the Speed Dating room to sign up for a session! Sci-Fi Speed Dating is Fun, Safe, and it works! They are now responsible for 5 marriages, 19 engagements, 2 babies, and over 100 couples dating seriously. (Questions? Please e-mail inquiries@scifispeeddating.com). (ROOM 112)

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. (ROOM 113)

2:30 – 3:15PM DOCTOR WHO/TORCHWOOD LEGACY FILM SERIES PANEL
Together Brothers Productions and Terrasolo Pictures present from the ongoing web series hit Legacy that was just praised by BBC America. The series tells the untold story about Dr. Who partnering up with an American Torchwood. Along with a recap of the series they will be debuting of their new episode" Lockdown". Hosted by Eric The Smoke Moran, Brian A. Terranova, Jay Justice, Justine Whitmore, Alice Bryson and Salem Reign. Afterwards there will be a Q & A with the cast. (ROOM 105)

3:00 – 3:45PM INSIDE FIREFLY WITH NATHAN FILLION AND ALAN TUDYK
Even series cancelation can’t keep a great sci-fi-western story down! Join Firefly & Serenity stars Nathan Fillion & Alan Tudky in this special Q&A. After celebrating the show’s 10th anniversary, you know the show’s stars will have plenty of stories from their time working with Joss Whedon, their behind-the-scenes interactions with each other, their careers before/after this cult-classic show & more! (GRAND BALLROOM)

3:00 – 3:45PM 1939: THE YEAR THAT CHANGED EVERYTHING (BATMAN WAS JUST THE BEGINNING!) WITH MARV WOLFMAN, KEN BALD (GOLDEN AGE ARTIST), AARON SAGERS AND DANNY FINGEROTH
(ROOM 107)

3:00 – 3:45PM VIP’S OF SELF-PUBLISHING
Self-publishing creator, Victor Dandridge, heads a forum-style discussion on the practices of self-publishing comic books. Guided with his own years of experience as both a comic book fan and creator, Victor aims to lead this discussion, interacting with the attending audience, to share ideas for comic book production, marketing and distribution. (ROOM 109)

3:30 – 4:15PM CREATIVITY THAT LASTS

As an artist, writer, actor, musician or creator, there is nothing more challenging than the development of the creative process. Is art birthed from the spontaneous or is it a result of a carefully crafted rhythm and structure? In this panel, esteemed creators Genese Davis (The Holder’s Dominion, MMORPG.com, The Gamer In You,) Rob Prior (Spawn; Deep Space 9; Evil Ernie; Heavy Metal,) Eric Kieron (Warcraft, Starcraft, Diablo) and surprise guest speakers will describe how to overcome creative obstacles and share their keys to unleashing creativity. (ROOM 105)

4:00 – 4:45PM 4:00 – 4:45PM ON THE BATTLEFIELD WITH MARVEL’S CAPTAIN AMERICA: WINTER SOLDIER
Anthony Mackie (Sam Wilson/Falcon) and Sebastian Stan (Bucky/The Winter Soldier) take center stage for their first Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con appearance! Get a rare behind the scenes look into Captain America: The Winter Soldier as they share stories and answer your questions! (GRAND BALLROOM)

4:00 – 4:45PM GRIMM FAIRY TALES ANIMATED
Come check out this frightening and fun animated adaptation of Zenescope's Grimm Fairy Tales produced by Zenescope Entertainment, Titmouse Inc. and Schneppzone. Directed by Jon Schnepp (Metalocalypse) this gory, sexy, tongue-in-cheek pilot episode screening features behind the scenes footage with the amazing cast of voice actors including Lena Headey, Chris Hardwick, Robert Forster and many more. Hosted by Grimm Fairy Tales creators, Zenescope President Joe Brusha and Editor-in-Chief and Ralph Tedesco. This panel is strictly for Mature Audiences Only. (ROOM 107)

4:00 – 4:45PM REMEMBERING MAD’S AL FELDSTEIN WITH “TEN-CENT PLAGUE” AUTHOR DAVID HAJDU
(ROOM 109)

4:00 - 6:00PM LOVE IN THE AIR @ PHILADELPHIA COMIC CON – SPEED DATING STYLE
Ladies and Gentlemen! Are you single and tired of looking for love in Alderraan places? Are you ready to let your geek flag fly? Then it is time to try Sci-Fi Speed Dating! Sci-Fi Speed Dating returns by popular demand! You asked for it, we got it! The fantastic crew from Sci-Fi Speed Dating will host 4 sessions this weekend! If you are single and over 18 head over to the Speed Dating room to sign up for a session! Sci-Fi Speed Dating is Fun, Safe, and it works! They are now responsible for 5 marriages, 19 engagements, 2 babies, and over 100 couples dating seriously. (Questions? Please e-mail inquiries@scifispeeddating.com). (ROOM 112)

4:00 – 4:45PM DOCTOR WHO FAN PANEL
Join us for a wibbly wobbly time as ‘Whovians’ gather to celebrate 50 years of adventures with our favorite Time Lord. An amazing panel of ‘Who’ experts will lead a discussion about the significance of this past 5 decades, the end of the Matt Smith era, and thoughts on the new Doctor- Peter Capaldi. Panelist to include: Ken Deep (show runner for Long Island Who 3 convention), Deborah Stanish (Author and Host of Verity! Podcast) and Alisa Stern (creator of the 'Doctor Puppet' series). Moderated by Tony Kim (Crazy4ComicCon.com.) (ROOM 113)

4:30 – 5:15PM 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 105)

5:00 – 5:45PM CHARACTER COUNTS: WRITING FOR LICENSED PUBLISHING
Author Brandon T. Snider and Editor Karl Jones will discuss their experiences working with a diversity of licensed properties. Find out what it's like to write for pop culture's most famous characters such as Batman and the gang from Adventure Time! Brandon and Karl will cover a host of related topics such as getting to know new characters, bringing your voice to a project, the challenges/rewards of working with a licensor and breaking into the business.

Brandon T. Snider has authored the award winning Dark Knight Manual as seen in Entertainment Weekly, Time, Forbes and Wired as well as the best selling DC Comics Ultimate Character Guide. He's also penned books featuring characters from Adventure Time, Regular Show and My Little Pony. Brandon lives in New York City where he's a member of SAG-AFTRA and the Writers Guild of America. More about Brandon can be found at cootiekid.com.

Karl Jones is an Assistant Editor at Grosset & Dunlap/PSS!, an imprint of the Penguin Young Readers Group, where he edits irreverent and unique activity books, quiz books and journals for both the Cartoon Network and Mind Candy licenses. For Grosset, he edits both middle grade fiction and nonfiction. His first acquisition, Just Jake by kid author, Jake Marcionette debuted at #7 on the Middle Grade NYTimes Bestseller list. Karl lives in Brooklyn and loves puns. (ROOM 107)

5:00 – 5:45PM CREATING COLORFUL AND MEANINGFUL CHARACTERS FOR YOUR COMICS & NOVELS
This panel will focus on the creation of ethnically diverse characters for people who write and illustrate. (ROOM 109)

5:00 – 5:45PM SKETCHY DUDES: DUDES DO COMEDY
A sketch comedy group utilizing a hybrid of live and filmed sketches, covering a variety of nerd and pop culture topics! A spinoff of the award-winning Philadelphia based Improv Team "Deleted Scenes," as seen at last year's Wizard World Philadelphia! Join us in our celebration of Geek Humor, and at least one Beard. (ROOM 113)

5:30 – 6:15PM STAYING INDIE IN PHILLY – CHANGING THE WAY YOU DESIGN TO KEEP UP WITH THE INDUSTRY
What makes Indie studios tick and what does it take to stay in business, this panel will discuss making games in Southern New Jersey right outside of Philadelphia. (ROOM 105)

6:00 - 6:45PM FAN FICTION BASICS WORKSHOP
Ever wanted to write fan fiction but were a bit nervous about it and wondered where to start? Confused about tagging and where to post? In this workshop, designed for beginners, we'll review some writing tips, fandom etiquette guideline and work on our writing together. All fandoms, FPF/RPF welcome. (ROOM 109)

6:00 – 6:45PM SUPERSTAR ARTISTS PANEL WITH J.G. JONES, GREG CAPULLO AND KOI PHAM
(ROOM 109)

6:00 – 6:30PM CREATING THE CROW WITH JAMES O’BARR
Created when the author when was facing tough times, The Crow has grown into a vital part of both comic book & movie history. Join James O’Barr as he revisits the circumstances that lead to the iconic character’s creation, provides his thoughts the upcoming big screen reboot, explains the process behind his long-time work on Sundown & much more. (ROOM 111)

6:15 – 7:00PM GEEK ON THE SPOT COSPLAY IMPROV WITH AARON SAGERS
"Whose Line Is It Anyway" meets "Heroes of Cosplay" with Geek On The Spot - an interactive, improvisational show of geeky proportions. Guided by professional nerd and TV personality Aaron Sagers with some improv experts, audience members take the stage to act out scenes based on suggestions from the crowd. It's rowdy, weird and nerdy to see what might take place if, for instance, Batman went on a speed date with Mr. Spock on the Death Star. Show up and decide if you're among the brave and the bold to take part in this amazing fantasy. Cosplayers encouraged to participate! (GRAND BALLROOM)

6:30 – 7:15PM WHAT VIDEO GAMES CAN TEACH
Advocating for a learner-centered approach often brings up the question, "Won't my kids just play video games all day?" Although the answer to that is multi-faceted, we know that no experience is devoid of learning. And, in fact, some may have more opportunities for development than we first believe. Join our special guests Genese Davis (The Holder’s Dominion, MMORPG.com, The Gamer In You,) Eric Kieron (Warcraft, Starcraft, Diablo,) and surprise speakers discuss the benefits and potential drawbacks to video games and how to navigate both. This high-powered panel will plunge into video game culture and its social development divulging how video games affect our lives and education. (ROOM 105)

6:30 – 8:00 SCREENING OF THE CROW
Immediately following the James O’Barr Q&A, join Wizard World for a celebration of O’Barr’s greatest creation in his 1994 big screen debut, The Crow, shown unedited and uninterrupted. (ROOM 111)

6:30 - 8:30PM LOVE IN THE AIR @ PHILADELPHIA COMIC CON – SPEED DATING STYLE
Ladies and Gentlemen! Are you single and tired of looking for love in Alderraan places? Are you ready to let your geek flag fly? Then it is time to try Sci-Fi Speed Dating! Sci-Fi Speed Dating returns by popular demand! You asked for it, we got it! The fantastic crew from Sci-Fi Speed Dating will host 4 sessions this weekend! If you are single and over 18 head over to the Speed Dating room to sign up for a session! Sci-Fi Speed Dating is Fun, Safe, and it works! They are now responsible for 5 marriages, 19 engagements, 2 babies, and over 100 couples dating seriously. (Questions? Please e-mail inquiries@scifispeeddating.com). (ROOM 112)

7:00 – 9:00PM WIZARD WORLD COSTUME CONTEST
Hosted by our very own superhero Eric “The Smoke”Moran, the Wizard World Philadelphia 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, professional cosplayer Ivy Doomkitty and others! Music provided by DJ Aiden Scott. Anyone interested in participating can sign-up at the Information booth on Saturday. (GRAND BALLROOM)

9:00PM – CLOSE WIZARD WORLD AFTER PARTY
Do you like to dance? Do you like music? Just because the show floor is closed doesn’t mean the party skips a beat. Freshen up, change your digs and head on over to the Official Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con After Party at The TROCADERO. Come rock out to Peelander-Z all night long. Located at the Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107. Free with Wizard World wristband, $10 without. 21+

9:00PM – CLOSE THE RETURN OF COMIC STRIP
Burlesque beauties bare all in a Wizard World-themed extravaganza! Comic books, video games, TV shows, these ladies will hit all of the essential nerd bases in this feature-length live strip show. Featuring Liberty Rose, Hayley Jane, Minnie Tonka, Dottie Riot, and NYC cosplay star Stella Chuu! Hosted by comedian Ben Fidler. Located at PhilaMOCA. 531 N 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19123. $15 admission, 18+

SUNDAY, JUNE 22
11:30 – 12:15PM SABER ACADEMY
Join members of the NY Jedi; The Light Saber Enthusiasts collective and learn what it takes to handle the elegant weapon of the Sci-Fi Fandom! Participate in this live Q&A/demo session and learn saber choreography skills using stage-combat and martial techniques used in the movies and to create and develop characters for fun, performance or your own fan-films. (ROOM 104)

11:30 – 1:30PM STEVE ROODE DOCUMENTARY
(ROOM 111)

11:45 – 12:15PM ONE-ON-ONE WITH RALPH MACCHIO
Best known for his roles as Daniel LaRusso in the Karate Kid series, Eugene Martone in Crossroads, Billy Gambini in My Cousin Vinny, and Johnny Cade in The Outsiders, Ralph Macchio has been entertaining audiences for more than 30 years! Sit back and enjoy as he shares stories from his many roles and gives a tease for what might be next. (ROOM 108)

12:00 – 12:45PM THE WORLD OF SYNDICATED COMICS WITH TERRY LABAN AND KEN BALD
(ROOM 107)

12:00 – 12:45PM OF BUGS AND BODIES: USING INSECTS TO HELP SOLVE CRIMES
If you've ever seen CSI or Bones you are most likely familiar with Gil Grissom or Hodgins. They are the ones you see with the insects or 'creepy crawlers' as most put it. Whether it was wriggling maggots or scurrying beetles they use them to help solve a case. Want to find out how insects are used to help solve crimes and what they actually tell us? Come check it out! (ROOM 109)

12:30 – 1:15PM BEHIND THE SHELLS: MEET THE VOICES OF NICKELODEON’S TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES
One half of the heroes in a half-shell, Donatello & Raphael, or rather the voices behind the characters, Rob Paulson and Sean Astin, will be answering fan questions about the hit children’s TV show, giving vocal demonstrations of their characters, talking the voice-over process & more! Who voices the better character? Both voice actors will plead their case! (GRAND BALLROOM)

12:30 - 1:15PM YOGAQUEST PRESENTS THE AVENGERS: A NARRATED YOGIC ADVENTURE!
Avengers, assemble! It’s a showdown between seven of Earth’s greatest heroes and the power-hungry trickster Loki in this narrated yogic adventure! YogaQuest is a unique and hilarious blend of yoga and fan-fiction story-telling, as a narrator and a certified yoga instructor lead the class through a yoga routine designed to improve strength, balance, and flexibility, while making exercise riotously fun! No previous yoga experience, special clothing, or mats necessary. Come as you are! (ROOM 104)

12:30 – 1:15PM EXPLORING WAREHOUSE 13 WITH EDDIE MCLINTOCK
Eddie McClintock has made over forty-five guest appearances on over twenty-five different shows, has done ten pilots, starred in five network series, and worked on several television movies. Best known for his role as Pete Lattimer on SyFy's Warehouse 13, Eddie McClintock joins Wizard World Philadelphia for an exclusive Q&A with his fans! (ROOM 108)

1:00 – 1:45PM WHAT’S THE STORY? CREATING STORIES THAT CAPTIVATE
Whether you are a seasoned writer or a brand new one, the journey of writing a compelling story is a tumultuous one. It is often time ladened with all kinds of discouraging land-mines or creative dead-ends. Join esteemed creators Genese Davis (The Holder’s Dominion, MMORPG.com, The Gamer In You,) Rob Prior (Spawn; Deep Space 9; Evil Ernie; Heavy Metal,) Eric Kieron (Warcraft, Starcraft, Diablo) and surprise guest speakers for this one-of-a-kind panel. This experienced team of writers, directors, and producers will share some of their secrets to not only completing a compelling story but developing habits to be a more effective content creator. (ROOM 107)

1:00 – 1:45PM JEWS AND COMICS WITH MARV WOLFMAN, SHALOMAN’S AL WIESNER, TERRY LABAN AND DANNY FINGEROTH
(ROOM 109)

1:00 - 3:00PM LOVE IN THE AIR @ PHILADELPHIA COMIC CON – SPEED DATING STYLE
Ladies and Gentlemen! Are you single and tired of looking for love in Alderraan places? Are you ready to let your geek flag fly? Then it is time to try Sci-Fi Speed Dating! Sci-Fi Speed Dating returns by popular demand! You asked for it, we got it! The fantastic crew from Sci-Fi Speed Dating will host 4 sessions this weekend! If you are single and over 18 head over to the Speed Dating room to sign up for a session! Sci-Fi Speed Dating is Fun, Safe, and it works! They are now responsible for 5 marriages, 19 engagements, 2 babies, and over 100 couples dating seriously. (Questions? Please e-mail inquiries@scifispeeddating.com). (ROOM 112)

1:30 - 2:15PM INSIDE X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST WITH EVAN PETERS AND DANIEL CUDMORE
Born with special abilities, mutants have fought for decades to be accepted by humankind. Their latest battle has taken place on the big screen in the smash hit X-Men>: Days of Future Past! Join two X-Men themselves, scene-stealing Quicksilver, Evan Peters (American Horror Story; Kick Ass) and Colossus, Daniel Cudmore (X-Men franchise, Halo 4,) as they talk the summer’s biggest blockbuster, working with incredible stars like Patrick Stewart & James McAvoy, if they do their own stunts, their future projects & anything else YOU want to ask them! (GRAND BALLROOM)

1:30 – 2:15PM KIDS BULLYING
(ROOM 108)

1:30 – 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. (ROOM 111)

2:00 – 2:45PM WONDER WOMEN OF THE 21ST CENTURY
We couldn’t imagine our favorite comic book, TV show, or film without our beloved super heroines, however the journey for them has not been easy. Whether it’s cultural barriers or societal sexism, super women have had to fight more than just crime in order to survive. Come join author Genese Davis (The Holder’s Dominion, MMORPG.com, The Gamer In You,) Danny Fingeroth (Superman on the Couch,) Eric Kieron (Warcraft, Starcraft, Diablo) and surprise guest speakers for this high-powered panel discussing the challenges and obstacles to creating relevant female protagonists in today’s male dominated industries. (ROOM107)

2:00 – 2:45PM 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 Philadelphia! 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! (ROOM 109)

2:30 – 3:15PM HOW TO SURVIVE A KILLER TV SHOW WITH SARAH WAYNE CALLIES & SCOTT WILSON
They survived the zombie apocalypse, now learn about the newest projects keeping Sarah Wayne Callies & Scott Wilson busy! Sarah will share stories about her roles as “Lori Grimes” and “Dr. Sara Tancredi” from Fox’s Prison Break, while Scott will reflect on his time as “Hershel Greene” as well as his other 50+ movie & tv credits! Join the (former) stars of cable’s #1 drama as they relive their adventures escaping the walkers and dealing with Rick! (GRAND BALLROOM)

2:30 – 3:15PM WIZARD WORLD KIDS COSTUME CONTEST
Calling all kids ages 10 and under to come out and strut your stuff at the Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con Kids Costume Contest. Hosted by our very own superhero, Ivy Doomkitty, you won’t want to miss this Kodak moment packed with a whole lot of fun, laughs and prizes for all participants! (ROOM 108)

3:00 – 3:45PM U CRE-8 COMICS PRESENTS: CHARACTER CRAFTERS
Are you the next GREAT comic creator?! Take the Raconteur's challenge and design your own character from start to finish! Establish powers, design costume ideas, create an origin story and more with U Cre-8 Comics -- the PERFECT jumpstart to YOUR comic universe! (ROOM 107)

3:00 - 3:45PM PATREON PRIMER
Patreon has become the most significant force in comics crowdfunding since Kickstarter. Webcomics veteran Brad Guigar leads a guide to using Patreon successfully to fund your comics business. (ROOM 109)

3:00 - 5:00PM LOVE IN THE AIR @ PHILADELPHIA COMIC CON – SPEED DATING STYLE
Ladies and Gentlemen! Are you single and tired of looking for love in Alderraan places? Are you ready to let your geek flag fly? Then it is time to try Sci-Fi Speed Dating! Sci-Fi Speed Dating returns by popular demand! You asked for it, we got it! The fantastic crew from Sci-Fi Speed Dating will host 4 sessions this weekend! If you are single and over 18 head over to the Speed Dating room to sign up for a session! Sci-Fi Speed Dating is Fun, Safe, and it works! They are now responsible for 5 marriages, 19 engagements, 2 babies, and over 100 couples dating seriously. (Questions? Please e-mail inquiries@scifispeeddating.com). (ROOM 112)

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