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WELCOME & TABLE OF CONTENTS WELCOME Dear Fans: Welcome to our first ever Wizard World Louisville Comic Con here at the Kentucky International Convention Center. We have been preparing for the inaugural event for the past year and are excited to bring one of our world-class events to this great city. And here it is. Whether it’s meeting a favorite celebrity, getting that long-desired photo op, enjoying one of our many programming panels, finding that keepsake souvenir at an exhibitor booth, dressing up in costume, or all of the above, we want you to know that Wizard World’s mantra is to create a great experience for you – the fans. We want you to go home after a funfilled weekend feeling like you can’t wait to come back next year. We are so very appreciative of how the entire city of Louisville has embraced us. We hope you enjoy this year’s show, and we look forward to making Wizard World Louisville Comic Con an experience that you won’t soon forget.

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

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CELEB PHOTO OPS INFO & PRICES

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FEATURED CELEBRITY GUESTS

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FEATURED ARTISTS & CREATORS

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CELEBRITY SPOTLIGHT MICHAEL ROOKER

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CELEBRITY SPOTLIGHT JASON DAVID FRANK

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COSPLAY SPOTLIGHT ERIC “THE SMOKE” MORAN

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COSPLAY SPOTLIGHT IVY DOOMKITTY

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TV PERSONALITY SPOTLIGHT AARON SAGER

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FLOOR MAP

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EXHIBITOR & RETAIL LOCATIONS

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SPECIAL GUEST & ARTIST LOCATIONS

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EXCLUSIVES

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PROGRAMMING & MAP

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FILM FEST / GAME AREA SCHEDULE

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SHOW STAGE SCHEDULE

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KIDS DAY PROGRAMMING

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CON-QUEST

Sincerely,

John Macaluso Wizard World CEO

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW SHOW HOURS: FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 2014.....................3PM – 8PM SATURDAY, MARCH 29, 2014............10AM – 7PM* SUNDAY, MARCH 30, 2014................11AM – 5PM* *30 MINUTE EARLY ACCESS TO VIP’S HOW DOES THIS “CONVENTION” THING WORK? Exhibitors display their products and demonstrate services to inform and entertain the show guests; many publishers will also offer products for purchase. Comic book and collectable retailers offer their merchandise for purchase. You can find everything new from comic back issues, original art, statues and busts, toys, games, DVDs and much more. If you imagine it, someone’s got it for sale. Media guests and comic professionals come out to meet the public, put their artwork on display, sell prints, sketches, autographs or other collectables and interact with the fans. You can meet them in person in their respective celebrity and artist areas.

HOW DO I FIND ARTISTS, VENDORS CELEBS…RESTROOMS? No GPS required – we’ve got a map of the show floor available in this program guide. The map will list where the exhibitor, retailer, artist and celebrity areas are located and yes…even bathrooms! You can even download our Wizard Cons App for FREE for iOS and Android phones. The App is complete with floor maps.

WHAT’S THIS WRISTBAND SYSTEM ALL ABOUT? It’s all about security. Make sure you check in at ticket registration and you will receive a wristband for access to the show. You’ll need it to come and go throughout the weekend, because the venue’s security personnel won’t admit you in without it.

WHERE IS THE FIRST AID? Please be careful, but if you do get hurt, contact a Wizard World staff member at the registration booths or information booths and they can direct you to the First Ad station.

CAN I TAKE PICTURES AND/OR VIDEOS? You are welcome to take pictures and videos at our guests’ discretion; however, please note that all photography and recording is prohibited during the panels and screenings in the programming rooms. Also, please note that guests may or may not pose for photographs with fans. Guests have a right to their privacy and if they ask not to have their picture taken, please respect their wishes.

WILL I BE ON CAMERA? By entering the convention center, you consent to be photographed, filmed and/or otherwise recorded by Wizard World to use your likeness for promotional purposes and waive all rights to any claims for payment of royalties in connection with any exhibition, televising, or other publication of material.

WILL GUESTS SIGN AUTOGRAPHS? Wizard World Comic Con will feature a number of guests that will sign autographs in the Celebrity Area. Guests will sign most of your items (officially licensed DVDs, comics, toys, and other collectibles) at their discretion. Please note that most guests charge for autographs and guests may or may not pose for photographs with fans.

HOW TO MAXIMIZE YOUR FUN! • Be cool and polite to everyone, other show guests, exhibitors, comic pros, media celebs, volunteers, staff, etc. • Get involved! Check out the programming, rap about comics with other fans, rock your costumes proudly, browse the retailers to look for the must-have collectible and try a little bit of everything to get the full Comic Con experience!

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LOCATION:

KENTUCKY INT’L CONVENTION CENTER 221 S 4TH STREET LOUISVILLE, KY 40202 • Be prepared. Make sure you’ve got a sketchbook if there’s an artists you want to hit up, bring extra cash if you want to have a big shopping day, wear comfortable shoes, ‘cuz you’ll be on your feet all day, and make sure you’ve got the essentials like water, gum, lip balm, whatever meds you need and especially hand sanitizers – it’s the best way to avoid that “convention cough” during cold and flu season!

LOST AND FOUND? Lost and found will be at the Registration Booths. If you find anything left behind be fellow convention goers, please hand it into a Wizard world staff member at ticket registration.

ANTI-HARASSMENT POLICY: • Wizard World is committed to providing a safe and fun experience for all attendees, exhibitors, guests and staff. As such, all are entitled to respectful treatment at Wizard World conventions and associated events. Wizard World will not tolerate inappropriate behavior of any kind, including but not limited to harassment because of age, disability, marital status, race or color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity. • Any threatening behavior with the intent to harass, annoy, alarm, abuse, torment or embarrass another is unacceptable and grounds for removal from the convention without refund. If unacceptable behavior continues upon being escorted from the show floor, local authorities will be contacted and criminal charges may follow. • Anyone who sees or feels that their experience is being compromised due to unacceptable or questionable behavior is encouraged to speak with Wizard World staff immediately with any concerns for appropriate action. Wizard World staff can be located in the Registration area and throughout the show floor in black polo shirts marked STAFF.

WEAPONS POLICY: In order to assure that everyone who visits Wizard World has a safe and enjoyable time, we have decided to institute a weapons policy, effective immediately. • All weapons must be inspected by a member of our security staff and tagged prior to entry. • Actual firearms of any sort are not allowed. • Simulated weapons for cosplay purposes will be allowed, but must be non-firing. • Bladed weapons must be affixed in their sheaths so that they can not be removed. • If you are found with an untagged weapon inside the show, you will be escorted to security to have your weapon inspected and tagged. • If you have a weapon that does not pass inspection, you will not be able to enter the show. If you are not sure about a weapon, or have a weapon that does not meet these policies, please leave it at home in order to assure entrance.

Thank you in advance for complying with this policy, and we look forward to seeing you at Wizard World!

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PHOTO OP RULES & INFORMATION LINES

1. Lines for photo ops will be set up by our staff 30

minutes before the photo op start time. Please do not attempt to form your own lines or get in a line prior to this time as any “unofficial” lines will not determine actual line placement. 2. If you purchased your tickets online, please have your paperwork out and ready for our line staff so they may check you in. 3. Please stay in line. If you move from your position in line we cannot place you back in your position, you will have to go to the rear of the line. 4. Only ticketed attendees, parents of ticketed attendees, and those in the photo with them may wait in the line area. If you are not in the photo or are not a parent of someone in the photo, you will be asked to exit the line area. 5. If you have special needs or are caring for someone with special needs, please speak to one of our line staff. 6. If you are late for your photo op, you may exchange your photo op at our sales area.

PHOTO OP ROOM

1. Upon entering the photo op room, please have your

photo op card out and ready. 2. Only ticketed attendees, parents of ticket attendees, and those in the photo with them may enter the photo op room. 3. Absolutley no photos or videos may be taken in the photo op room, aside from our photographer. 4. There is a designated place to put your items inside the photo op room. 5. Please be respectful of our celebrity guests, keep hands above the waist, no kissing, and listen for special restrictions for particular guests. 6. No autographs or gifts in the photo op room. 7. Glasses often glare, please remove them if possible. 8. No stollers in the photo op room.

AFTER YOUR PHOTO OP

David Della Rocco........................................................$35 Dean Cain..................................................................$50 DOCTOR WHO — Matt Smith & Karen Gillan (SAT ONLY)....$195 James Marsters...........................................................$65 Jason David Frank........................................................$45 Jason David Frank (Green Ranger Suit, SAT ONLY).............$55 Jason Momoa..............................................................$55 Jon Bernthal...............................................................$55 Jon Heder...................................................................$50 Karen Gillan...............................................................$65 Kristine Sutherland.....................................................$35 Manu Bennett............................................................$45 Matt Smith.................................................................$99 Michael Rooker...........................................................$55

1. Follow @celebphotoops on Twitter and we will

Robert Hays...............................................................$45

2. Be sure to redeem your add-on cards (digital file

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announce when prints are ready.

download, additional print, or combo pack) at the addon redemption booth once you have your print. 3. Please do not crowd the print tables. If your number sequence is not available, let those whose prints are ready access the tables to retrieve their prints.

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Scott Wilson...............................................................$55 Sean Astin.................................................................$50 Sean Patrick Flanery.....................................................$40 Summer Glau.............................................................$55 WWE® Superstar Randy Orton®......................................$45 SYMBOL: WIZD | WWW.WIZARDWORLD.COM


FEATURED CELEBRITY GUESTS

MATT SMITH

KAREN GILLAN

WWE® SUPERSTAR RANDY ORTON®

JASON MOMOA

SEAN ASTIN

MICHAEL ROOKER

JON BERNTHAL

SARAH WAYNE CALLIES

SCOTT WILSON

JASON DAVID FRANK

MANU BENNETT

SUMMER GLAU

JAMES MARSTERS

JON HEDER

DEAN CAIN

SEAN PATRICK FLANERY

DAVID DELLA ROCCO

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ROBERT HAYS

KRISTINE SUTHERLAND

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FEATURED ARTISTS & CREATORS

NEAL ADAMS

ETHAN VAN SCIVER

PHIL ORTIZ

TYLER KIRKHAM

MICHAEL GOLDEN

GREG HORN

ARTHUR SUYDAM

JAMES O’BARR

ROB PRIOR

BUZZ

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CELEBRITY SPOTLIGHT

‘The Walking Dead,’ ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Star MICHAEL ROOKER Talks Movies, Comic Cons

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any Wizard World fans probably think first of “The Walking Dead” when they see the outsized personality of Michael Rooker holding court at his celebrity booth, the line of well-wishers and autograph seekers spilling into the aisle. But with more than 100 television and film roles to his credit, notably Cliffhanger and Henry, and the Marvel feature Guardians of the Galaxy hitting the big screen this summer, Rooker has shown that his resume is quite diverse. Rooker recently took a few minutes to talk to Wizard World about his famous roles, how filming went for Guardians and how he prepared for the role of Yondu.

WIZARD WORLD: You are one of the most popular guests at Wizard World shows. What do you like about attending the events? MICHAEL ROOKER: The big answer, of course, is meeting all the fans that come out. First off, some have made a tremendous effort to get to these events. Meeting the fans is just the most interesting aspect of these shows. WW: Besides ‘The Walking Dead,’ which roles do fans most want to talk to you about? MR: It’s by far ‘The Walking Dead,’ but now ‘Guardians of the

Galaxy,’ because it is coming out this summer, is becoming more of a topic people are asking about. Also, a lot of people from the world of gaming ask about ‘Black Ops’ and ‘Black Ops 2.’

different from most; all actors have their own persoal way of getting ready, preparing, getting into the role, it’s all up to the individual. I really truly enjoyed that whole process.

WW: What did you enjoy about filming ‘Guardians?’ MR: I have discovered that it’s actually OK to be sitting in the makeup chair for hours (laughs). I never used makeup in my regular acting, hardly ever used any whatsoever, unless it was a scar or prosthetic work. But for Guardians it was five to six hours from arriving to being set ready, including makeup and wardrobe. I found that the whole process of preparing what you look like and makeup has been a very intersting thing for me. I got to do my internal prep work, getting myself ready while all the make up and wardrobe was being applied. Once we were ready for the camera, I stayed prepared throughout the day.

WW: Yondu is a bow hunter. How is your real-life marksmanship? MR: Dude, I made 50 yard hits with my bow. And, well, I made a little wager with my buddy at the range, there’s a mockup version of a grissly 150 yard away, and he said there’s no way I could hit it, but I knew I would hit it square. I asked what he wanted to wager, because I didn’t want to take his money, so we wagered a double tall mocha latte. First shot, bam! One hundred fifty yard away with a Mathews bow. It’s a simple short bow.

WW: Was there a particular challenge in the role of Yondu? Did you review some of the comics? Is it a copy of that character or more of yourself? MR: Definitely more of myself to it, because it was written that way. James Gunn wrote the role with me in mind: my aggressiveness, my humor is all over the role. So I did some research in regard to Yondu, but I was informed that I shouldn’t do too much, because we didn’t stay completely with the status quo with what Yondu is about in the comics. We departed a bit, and I think everyone is anxious to see how this is going to come out. WW: How was the preparation different than for other roles? MR: My preparation is a little

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it. I was laughing so hard, it was really fun to watch. It’s so different from what we did on ‘The Walking Dead’ in terms of what we did was so serious, based in reality. It was a lot of fun to see zombies done in a campy way. I had just come from England – six months doing Guardian – so I had made a lot of friends there. So it was even funnier for me then.

WW: So who is a better marksman, you or Jennifer Lawrence? MR: Me, for sure (laughs). It’s two different types of bows. I’m pretty good with the natural bow, recure longbows. I’m pretty good at hitting targets in general. When I see the target I can hit it. Slingshots, shooting pistols, rifles. Anything with a target I like. WW: What is it about the 2012 spoof “Cockneys versus Zombies” that you find so appealing? MR: It was so silly and stupid I loved

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CELEBRITY SPOTLIGHT

LIVE FEARLESSLY I

n the year 2013, I told myself and my fans to challenge ourselves by living fearlessly every day. Now in 2014, I expect nothing different. Living fearlessly is not something that is an option, it’s a way of life. Fears are nothing but restrictions, they stop us from fulfilling the most out of life. I am not afraid of much, but I made it my goal in 2013 to get conquer some of my fears. How could I tell my fans to live fearlessly, if I did not face my own fears? I feared clowns and hot air balloons, so naturally, I dressed up as a clown and jumped out of a hot air balloon. It was scary and I was nervous but they don’t call me Fearless Frank for nothing. I will overcome each and every one of my fears along with all of you. In order to be fearless and succeed in life, the first fear to overcome is the fear of failure, which is something we all are afraid of. Do not be afraid to fail, everyone has failed at something. Even if you fail once, twice, three times or more, the way to conquer that fear is to try and try again. Tell yourself “I CAN” every day and after every try because if

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you keep your mind positive and focused you will succeed. Do not let failure defeat you, if you do, you will never know what could have been or what can be. Live fearlessly, do not tap out, and you will succeed. I encourage everyone to write down any of your fears, whether it be afraid of speaking to someone you like, fear of flying, fear of going after that position you want, and face them head-on. Once a person confronts their fears, those limitations stop being an obstacle and life becomes limitless. No fear is too small or too big, you have to work at overcoming them. You have to have the courage to take risks and go out of your comfort zone. This New Year is the perfect opportunity to start fresh and take the necessary steps to replace fear with greatness. We CAN reach all our goals, our dreams, and anything we put our minds to. Let’s take 2014 and make it our year. ––– Jason David Frank

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COSPLAY SPOTLIGHT

Q&A

with

ERIC

“THE SMOKE” MORAN

WHAT YOU HAVE LEARNED AS A COSPLAYER AT WIZARD WORLD? I’ve learned to inspire many people to be comfortable and not be intimidated to cosplay regardless of size, color,shape, or gender. While participating in cosplay panels at Wizard World, I am able to reach out and answer question for people that want to cosplay.

WHAT IS YOUR MOST LABOR INTENSIVE COSTUME? The biggest cosplay challenge was my Optimus Prime costume. My friend, Mike, helped me put it together and it was a five to six month project.

CHECK OUT THE MAKING OF PRIME: http://youtu.be/peEO6K_TmzU

WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE TO COSPLAYERS OF ALL LEVELS OF EXPERIENCE? My advice to all cosplayers, is that there is no such thing as “Elite Cosplayers.” It’s just cosplay! Just help inspire others who want to break into cosplay and have fun.

WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST MEMORY AT A WIZARD WORLD SHOW? I’ve had many great moments at Wizard World over the years, but the one that stood out for me was hosting the Wizard World Costume Contest last year for the first time at Wizard World Ohio. From the crowd to the contestants, to the judges it was incredible! It was like being in a dream and not wanting to wake up.

RECENTLY, YOU WERE ANNOUNCED AS THE ALTER EGO FOR DC COMIC’S FREIGHT TRAIN! TELL US HOW PUMPED YOU ARE AND WHAT THAT MEANS FOR YOUR GOING FORWARD. When Dan Didio from DC Comics presented me with the honor of becoming Freight Train, it will be a moment of my life that I will never forget. Being Freight Train gives me the chance to show kids a real superhero. For me, it brings a whole new level of cosplaying.

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COSPLAY SPOTLIGHT

Q&A with IVY DOOMKITTY ON COSPLAYING: HOW AND WHEN DID YOU GET STARTED AS A COSPLAYER? Well, it started a long time ago in a galaxy far, far, away. I went to my first comic book convention about 9 years ago. Oddly enough, it was Wizard World LA. I saw people running around in costume and loved the idea of expressing your fandom through costuming and emulating the character. It was something that I wanted to do, but felt that I would get called names, laughed and ridiculed, therefore I chose not to proceed. This mentality continued for years, deciding to do a costume before a con, only to let my insecurities and thoughts of what others would think affect me, and then choose not to cosplay. It wasn’t until 4 years ago that comic book artists/writer, Frank Cho, asked me to model for his live art panel... in costume. It was a huge deal for me and with the help of a friend, I made the costume. It was fun and I loved modeling, but I didn’t quite count it as cosplay. I did this for the next 2 years as well, growing a little bolder with each modeling session at the con, but still quite afraid to walk a convention floor in costume. It wasn’t until SDCC 2012 that I decided to just do it and walk the floor in costume. I had emailed Frank about cosplaying as his Liberty Meadows Brandy dressed as a Star Trek TOS red shirt print that he was doing for the con and he said to go for it. With 2 days left before the con, I made the costume. It was an absolute blast walking the con floor. What I loved was the conversations about TOS that I was able to have with anyone that stopped me. I felt that I was finally able to emulate a character and express my fandom. After that I dove in and went crazy on costume making.

DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR WOMEN WHO HAVE INSECURITIES ABOUT THEIR BODY IMAGE FOR COSPLAYING AND IN GENERAL? Don’t believe for one second that you are the wrong “body type” for a character. Artists draw different versions of characters all the time. Look at artists like Frank Cho and J. Scott Campbell. Both draw their women very differently, but they are nonetheless beautiful in every way. Cosplay is also an expression of art. You’re showing your love for a character and there is nothing wrong with celebrating that, regardless of your size/shape/etc. There will be people that are negative and sometimes try to knock you down, but at the end of the day the important thing is that you had had fun and are happy with yourself. Also remember: For every one negative comment that you see, there are 20+ positive ones. Why let the negative ones affect your life and dictate what you do and don’t do. Stick with the positive and you will be happier.

ON WIZARD WORLD: WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE ASPECTS ABOUT A WIZARD WORLD SHOW? I love the feeling being amongst family when I go to a Wizard World show. I very much enjoy how they make cosplay a MAJOR part of their convention, promoting the art and now including Cosplay Circuit. I like how there is a perfect balance between media guests, comic book artists/ writers, and cosplayers. One thing that I love that I noticed no other con does, is greet every person that walks through the door in the morning and thanks them for coming to Wizard World. I like how they show appreciation for the attendees of the con.

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TV PERSONALITY SPOTLIGHT WW: Do you cosplay, and as what? AS: I am an authentic but low-maintenance

cosplayer. I’ve got great Indiana Jones, Zombie Tony Stark and Shaun (from “Shaun of the Dead”) costumes that I rotate.

WW: What has been your favorite cosplay at a Wizard World convention?

AS: At Wizard World Philadelphia, a group

of cosplayers were dressed as Batman characters from the 1960s Adam West show. They were great, but the experience was only made better when they all crammed into an amazing TARDIS replica and poked their heads out of the door.

WW: Do you have a favorite nerd debate you like to get into?

AS: I will debate to no end that “Indiana

Jones and the Temple of Doom” is grossly underrated, as is “Dawn of the Dead.”

TV PERSONALITY SPOTLIGHT WITH

AARON SAGERS

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aron Sagers is a TV personality, entertainment journalist and author. He also really, really loves zombies, the paranormal, Doctor Who, Star Wars and a friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. For more than a decade, Aaron has been a “professional nerd” interviewing some of the coolest names in geek culture and covering every aspect of the nerd world. The New York City resident has gained a following as host/co-executive producer of Travel Channel’s “Paranormal Paparazzi,” an entertainment/lifestyle news show revolving around the horror and supernatural genres. His credentials also include MTV, CNN, The Huffington Post, BBC and recently hosted an online show for the premiere of Syfy’s “Being Human.” He is author of “The Paranormal Pop Culture Collection: Rambling and Shambling Through The Entertainment of the Unexplained” and is founder of the blog ParanormalPopCulture.com. And since 2013, he’s been one of Wizard World’s resident hosts, and has moderated for Norman Reedus, Zachary Quinto, Robert Rodriguez, Michael Shannon and more.

WIZARD WORLD: Can you share some recent nerd milestones? AARON SAGERS: My job has led to some awesome adventures lately. I dressed up as Robin

and rode with Batman in one of Adam West’s Batmobiles through Time Square; I went to London to film an Simon Pegg and ended up going on a pub crawl of the bars from “The World’s End”; I was in Transylvania with Bram Stoker’s descendant to film a project. Then I got to interview five Doctors from “Doctor Who,” including Tom Baker, which led to me breaking the news story about his involvement in the 50th Anniversary Special!

WW: What’s next for you? AS: I’ll also be speaking at the International

UFO Congress in Arizona, which is huge honor. Additionally, I’ll be working on a few TV projects I can’t yet reveal but I am ecstatic about those.

WW: How can fans find you? AS: Hit me up on Twitter @AaronSagers or at ParanormalPopCulture.com!

WW: Who’s your favorite Doctor? AS: I grew up watching Tom Baker with my

dad on PBS, and I still love the scarfed one. But Matt Smith is a very close second.

WW: Luke or Han? AS: As a kid, Luke. But as you get older, you

realize you want to be the cool scoundrel, so then it was Han.

WW: Ewoks or Jar Jar? AS: Ewoks. I loved them when I was a kid. Plus they had the “Yub Nub” song. AND they were maneaters. Trust me.

WW: What is your favorite Wizard World experience? AS: Every Wizard World I attend is both unique but also familiar. I walk away with so many

stories, but my favorite to date was from Nashville. As I was walking from a panel back to the convention floor, I saw a cosplayer dressed as Iron Man. A little girl ran up and gave him a huge hug. It was just so cool and reminded me how much of an impact this world has on people.

WW: Who has been your favorite celebrity to meet and moderate for at a Wizard World? AS: Introducing Bruce Campbell was a real treat for me because he was one of my first

celebrity interviews when I became a journalist. A lot of time has passed since then but now that I live the life of a professional nerd, it feels kind of like full circle for me. I also always dig speaking to Wil Wheaton. His insights on geek culture are really dead-on, and he’s had a very positive impact on the community.

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FLOOR MAP

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EXHIBITOR & RETAILER LOCATIONS

EXHIBITORS AND RETAILERS BOOTH # A Wrinkle In Time.......................................401 AH Digital...................................................TBD Anime Haus................................................TBD AP Collectibles...........................................720 Ashen Phoenix...........................................516 Best In Comics..........................................900 Big Bang Toys- Comics-Games....................501 Big Dog Ink................................................621 Blade Daddy...............................................714 Capital Sports Decor................................606 Celebrity Machines....................................315 Cemetery Knights: ‘94 Caprice Classic ShockaCon Zombie Hearse......................1016 CGC.........................................................209 Collectibles, Etc North...............................207 Comic Book World, Inc..............................609 Comics to Astonish....................................500 Coopers Cave Games.................................601 Cosplay Circuit...........................................101 Credits Remaining.....................................706 Cross Country Collectibles.......................907 Cross Time Traders....................................421 Dale Roberts Comics..................................506 Dave’s Comics............................................611 Delorean.................................................217 Dimension Decals......................................603 Dimensioin X Comics, Toys and Collectibles.....309 DracoSinister Blades.................................TBD Dragon Song Forge....................................815 Electro Flash Media....................................307 Enchanted Shire........................................418

End Zone Collectibles...............................614 ESE Supplies...............................................511 Exotic Lenses.............................................701 First Aid Comics........................................602 Full Moon Features....................................616 Game Nite.................................................120A Geeky Endeavors.......................................416 Golden Albatross.......................................TBD Graham Crackers Comics..........................409 Grreat Entertainment................................321 Heroes & Damsels....................................514 Hot Flips.....................................................620 Humans Vs. ( )...........................................TBD Pross Comics.............................................TBD Killer Collectibles......................................TBD Kings Island ..........................................707 Kristina’s Collectibles................................607 Links & Lore Jewelers.................................518 Louis Zocchi............................................116B Lost Alien Collectibles................................303 Mike’s Comics............................................TBD Moments in Metal......................................407 Mr Figgle’s..................................................117 MTC Toys...................................................106A My Mystic Moon..........................................510 MyStyleCorset.com...................................515 Neal Adams................................................915 New Age Discoveries.................................TBD New England Novelties...............................811 Outer Rim Toys / Out of the Toy Box Jewelry......600 Pennyworth Books.....................................TBD Poetic Earth Handmade Journals and Bags..521

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RAK.........................................................TBD Red Owl Photo...........................................709 Rob Prior....................................................716 Rock and Reel/Pix Posters.........................406 Rydan Media...............................................920 Soundtrack..............................................TBD Sparkle! Designs........................................615 Stan Lee Collectibles.................................916 Summit Media............................................618 Superhero Talent Agency.........................1000 Superhero-Jewelry.com...........................TBD Swords & Posters....................................1019 Tandy Leather............................................700 Tee Turtle...................................................901 The Art Institutes.......................................TBD The Destination..........................................414 The Great Escape....................................1020 The Zocalo Connection.............................1002 Thirteenth Floor.........................................914 Time Machine Collectibles.........................220 Toy Dump..................................................1001 Toyman Collectibles.................................1017 Toynk..................................................306 Tracey Gurney............................................119 TVs Treasure Chest....................................TBD VilleTV.....................................................519 VW......................................................806 WHAS FOX...................................................517 Who North America Inc.............................1007 Wizard World Cosplayers.........................301 Wizard World Information Booth...............507 Wizard World Store............................320/801

WIZD Information Booth............................509 XBOX One....................................................807 Your Favorite T-Shirts................................715 Zenescope..............................................800 Zombie Kill Bike.........................................TBD Zombie Zone............................................1024 CELEBRITIES BOOTH # David Della Rocco....................................2100 Dean Cain.................................................2006 James Marsters........................................2114 Jason David Frank...................................2008 Jason Momoa............................................2016 Jon Bernthal.............................................2106 Jon Heder..................................................2010 Karen Gillen ............................................2202 Kristine Sutherland..................................2112 Manu Bennett...........................................2014 Matt Smith................................................2202 Michael Rooker........................................2108 Michael Rosenbaum.................................2006 Robert Hays ...........................................2002 Sarah Wayne Callies................................2104 Scott Wilson............................................2110 Sean Astin................................................2012 Sean Patrick Flanery...............................2102 Summer Glau............................................2116 WWE® Superstar Randy Orton®................2200 COSPLAYERS BOOTH # Ivy Doomkitty.............................................302 Eric “The Smoke” Moran.............................203

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SPECIAL GUEST & ARTIST LOCATIONS

ARTISTS AND CREATORS TABLE # Amanda Tolleson........................................B37 Andrew Heath............................................B34 Arthur Suydam...........................................A65 Brett Hattfield Illustrations / Brett Hattfield.....B33 Brian Woodward........................................B58 Britt Spencer.............................................B51 Buzz..................................................A43 Chris Hamer / URBNPOP..............................B78 Charmed Occasions Jewelry......................B49 Chris Ehnot.................................................A59 Corey Knaebel...........................................B35

Danny Fingeroth........................................B40 DarkCornerzArtistry..............................A57 Drawponies.............................................A53 Drew Blank................................................B62 Ethan Van Sciver.........................................B61 Gavin Smith................................................B50 Geek Out! Fashion / Kitsch & Crossbones......B44 Greg Horn..................................................A49 Henry Cesneros.........................................B39 Intense Yellow Studios...............................B70 J.M. Dragunas.............................................B60 Jacob Rougemont......................................B66

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James O’Barr..............................................A33 Javier Avila.................................................A57 Jeffery Scott (1019)...................................B65 Jim Ferguson / Making a Scene...................B54 Joel Adams.................................................A45 Jonathan Matthews....................................B45 Kenny Keen................................................B41 Keomaka...................................................B67 Micheal Golden..........................................A37 Mighty Tees Screen Printing.......................B42 MUSETAP..................................................B53 My Geekery................................................B38

N. Colin Dyer...............................................B52 Nifty Thrifty Artwork...................................A75 Phil Ortiz....................................................A77 Pulp Productions.......................................A55 Renee Witterstaetter.................................A35 Studio de Sade............................................B57 Steampunk Cellars / Divastitch12..............B43 Terry Huddleston.......................................B75 The Art of Kevlen Goodner..........................B68 Tyler Kirkham.............................................A61

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WIZARD WORLD LOUISVILLE EXCLUSIVES

Daredevil #1 Exclusive Variant Cover by Michael Golden

Only Available at Advance & On-Site Registration • Limited to 3,000 FREE to VIP attendees

Doctor Who Dual VIP Exclusive Lithograph by Cris Delara

Only Available with a Doctor Who Dual VIP Limited Edition FREE to Doctor Who Dual VIP’s

Summer Glau VIP Exclusive Lithograph by Cris Delara Only Available with a Summer Glau VIP Limited Edition FREE to Summer Glau VIP’s

Daredevil #1 Exclusive Variant Sketch Cover by Michael Golden Only Available at Wizard World Store Limited to 2,500 • $15.00

Jason Momoa Lithograph by Rob Prior Limited Edition $20

Matt Smith VIP Exclusive Lithograph by Cris Delara

Only Available with a Matt Smith VIP Limited Edition FREE to Matt Smith VIP’s

Only Available with a Karen Gillan VIP Limited Edition FREE to Karen Gillan VIP’s

Norman Reedus VIP Exclusive Lithograph by Amanda Tolleson

James Marsters VIP Exclusive Lithograph by Cris Delara

Only Available with a Norman Reedus VIP Limited Edition FREE to Norman Reedus VIP’s

Jason David Frank Exclusive Lithograph by “Green Power Ranger” Jason David Frank Only Available at Jason David Frank Meet & Greet

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Karen Gillan VIP Exclusive Lithograph by Cris Delara

Only Available with a James Marsters VIP Limited Edition FREE to James Marsters VIP’s

Jason David Frank Exclusive Helmets & Daggers T-Shirt Limited Quantity Available at Wizard World Store and JDF’s Booth

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WIZARD WORLD LOUISVILLE EXCLUSIVES

Jason David Frank Exclusive Ranger Dog Tags

Sparatan X VIP Exclusive Lithograph by Michael Golden

Limited Quantity

Only Available with a Wizard World VIP or at Michael Golden’s Table Limited Edition • FREE to Wizard World VIP’s, Otherwise $TBD

CyberFrog VIP Exclusive Lithograph by Ethan Van Sciver Only Available with a Wizard World VIP or at Ethan Van Sciver’s Table Limited Edition • FREE to VIP’s

Zombie King Of Rock VIP Exclusive Lithograph by Arthur Suydam

Salem’s Daughter VIP Exclusive Lithograph by Greg Horn

Only Available with a Wizard World VIP Limited Edition FREE to Wizard World VIP’s, Otherwise TBD

Only Available with a Wizard World VIP or at Greg Horn’s Tables • Limited Edition FREE to Wizard World VIP’s, Otherwise $TBD

Bad Hair Day - Monsters Print Exclusive Lithograph by Michael Golden

The Crow: Tears in the Rain Exclusive Lithograph by James O’Barr

Available at Michael Golden’s Table Limited to 100 prints, Autograph Included Offer to Wizard World VIPs Only: $15 each

Available at James O’Barr’s Table Limited to 100 prints, Autograph Included Offer to Wizard World VIPs Only: $15 each

New Portrait of Andrew Lincoln Exclusive Lithograph by Arthur Suydam

Norman Reedus Exclusive Lithograph by Neal Adams

The Walking Dead Cover Art Exclusive Lithograph by Neal Adams

11” x 14” $20 Each

11” x 17” $20 Each

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Limited to the first 500 customers Free with purchase of artist autograph

Tech N9NE Exclusive Lithograph by Rob Prior

King of the Fanboys Exclusive Lithograph by Joel Adams

Available at Rob Prior’s Table Limited Edition $20

Available at Joel Adams’ Table Limited to 100 prints $20 each

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PROGRAMMING & MAP PANEL ROOM LOCATIONS:

All Panel Rooms Are Located On The 2nd Floor, Except Cascade B, located on the 1st Floor Near Registration. CASCADE B...............................................GENERAL PROGRAMMING ROOM 206..................................................................MEET & GREET ROOM 208................................................GENERAL PROGRAMMING ROOM 210........................GENERAL PROGRAMMING/FILM FESTIVAL ROOM 213.............................GENERAL PROGRAMMING/WORKSHOP

6:00 – 6:45PM

COSTUMES + PLAYING = COSPLAY! SO WHAT DOES THAT ACTUALLY MEAN?

7:00 – 7:30PM

SAVING THE WORLD ONE FAKE NEWS ARTICLE AT A TIME WITH DREW CURTIS

Join Wizard World’s Damian Beurer and an assembly of top-notch cosplayers, including Ivy Doomkitty 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 208)

FRIDAY, MARCH 28

Join the man who created the most popular comedy news website in the world, Fark.com, Drew Curtis, as he discusses his plans for world domination, his favorite breakfast foods, how to live off $6 a year, his obsession with squirrels & his willingness to sign boobs and/or offer plausible advice! (ROOM 208)

5:00 – 5:45PM

THE MIGHTY MARVEL TRIVIA CONTEST

7:30 – 9:00PM

SCREAM AT THE SCREEN

5:00 – 8:00PM

WIZARD WORLD FILM FESTIVAL

8:15 – 9:00PM

TIME-TRAVELING WITH KAREN GILLAN

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

Think you know everything about Marvel comics and media? In this 75th anniversary year of the debut of 1939’s Marvel Comics #1, writers Jacob Rougemont (Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe) and Danny Fingeroth (The Stan Lee Universe) host a cacophonous contest to determine which audience member know the most about the Marvel Universe! Prizes will be awarded! (ROOM 208)

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 both Friday and Saturday, 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 210)

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UPPER LEVEL

Have you ever found yourself screaming at the screen during a movie? Do you find yourself struggling to keep comments & jokes to yourself when watching a film? Now you don’t have to! Be LOUD and join the “Voice of Wizard World” Mo Lightning and Drew Curtis (Fark.com) as they invite you (and the entire audience) to yell, cheer & make as many jokes as you want during the showing of the 1979 “classic” Drive-In Massacre. May not be suitable for all ages. (ROOM 208)

She’s used to hanging out with the Doctor, but for this exclusive Louisville 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! (CASCADE B)

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PROGRAMMING & MAP 8:30-10:30PM

CREATOR PRO AM: DRINK AND DRAW

Come join host Rob Prior for the Creator Pro Am: Drink & Draw. Professional and amateur artist and writers go head-to-head in this paper covered, ink-induced, word twisting, color-splattering scrawl. Stay through to the end where one writer and one artist will be selected to win a BIG CASH PRIZE. Additional prizes will be given throughout the night brought to you by Corel, Canson and Artograph. Located at BBC 3rd and Main. 300 W Main St. Louisville, KY. 21+

SATURDAY, MARCH 29 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 convention crowds. Make sure to bring your questions because JDF will have your answers. Must purchase a separate ticket for this event. (ROOM 206)

11:00 – 11:45AM TO BOLDLY GO: STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION & ANTHROPOLOGY

In 1966, Gene Roddenberry made television history with the concept for Star Trek. Nearly fifty years later, it is has become a cultural phenomenon, spawning twelve films, five television series, novels, and comics. Throughout its incarnations, Star Trek can be seen as a cultural mirror, echoing the issues of the human race through the plot of the show. Issues of xenophobia, cultural contamination, and linguistics all factor heavily in each series, but especially in Star Trek: The Next Generation. This panel will examine the role of anthropology in The Next Generation and what we can learn from the example that Gene Roddenberry created for us. (ROOM 210)

11:00 – 11:45AM

THE STRANGE WORLD OF ABSTRACT COMICS

Comics scholar Andrei Molotiu (Abstract Comics) takes us on a tour of the way comics have used images to convey ideas and feeling from their beginnings to today. Featuring work by everyone from Crumb to Kirby! Danny Fingeroth (The Rough Guide to Graphic Novels) moderates. (ROOM 213)

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11:30-12:15PM

ONE-ON-ONE WITH THE MAN OF STEEL: DEAN CAIN

12:00 – 12:45PM

OUT OF THE SHIRE WITH SEAN ASTIN

12:00 – 12:45PM

VAMPIRE LORE AND OTHER URBAN MYTHS AND LEGENDS W/DR. REBECCA HOUSEL

12:00-12:45PM

SUPERHEROES, PSYCHOLOGY AND MYTH

Some people are born to be great while others are born to be SUPER! Join Dean Cain as he reflects on his time as the legendary hero in the hit TV series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman , how playing the Man of Steel has changed his career, what it meant to him to don the cape, the other projects he’s worked on over the years & much more! (ROOM 208)

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. (CASCADE B)

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 210)

There’s much more to superheroes than spandex and slugfests (not that there’s anything wrong with that)! Superhero experts Danny Fingeroth (Superman on the Couch: What Superheroes Really Tell Us About Ourselves and Our Society), Andrei Molotiu (Jack Kirby, Modernism, and Abstraction), Marco Arnaudo (The Myth of the Superhero), Ian Fischer (Superhero Nation), and Miles Fuller (Graphic Prose: Heroes, Heartbreak, and the Craft of Comics) discuss what makes superheroes tick—and why they’re now more popular than ever in every known medium! (ROOM 213)

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PROGRAMMING 12:30 – 1:15PM

DEAD FANS WALKING

3:00 – 4:00PM

BATMAN AT 75

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. (CASCADE B)

In 1939, Batman co-creators Bob Kane and Bill Finger presented the very first appearance of the Caped Crusader in Detective Comics #27! (2014 also marks the 25th anniversary of Tim Burton’s Batman motion picture, the 50th anniversary of Batman’s “New Look,” and the100th birthday of uncredited Batman co-creator, Bill Finger!)Today, with movies like The Dark Knight Rises and videogames like Arkham City, Batman is more popular than ever! Discussing the whys and hows of the character’s ongoing popularity are Danny Fingeroth (author of Disguised as Clark Kent), Ian Fischer (producer/ director Rude Dude: The Steve Rude Story as well as Superhero Nation, an upcoming documentary about superheroes), Marco Arnaudo (The Myth of the Superhero) and comics scholar Miles Fuller(Graphic Prose: Heroes, Heartbreak, and the Craft of Comics.) (ROOM 213)

1:00 – 1:45PM

ONE-ON-ONE WITH JAMES MARSTERS

1:00 – 5:15PM

THE WIZARD WORLD FILM FESTIVAL

4:00 – 4:30PM

ONE-ON-ONE WITH SUMMER GLAU

4:00 – 4:45PM

ALL THINGS PRO WRESTLING WITH WRESTLINGAUDIO.COM

4:00-6:00PM

DOCUMENTARY SCREENING: “RUDE DUDE: THE STEVE RUDE STORY” AND Q & A WITH DIRECTOR IAN FISCHER

5:00 – 5:45PM

BIGGER ON THE INSIDE DOCTOR WHO FAN PANEL

5:00 – 5:30PM

ONE-ON-ONE WITH ROBERT HAYS

5:30 – 6:15PM

MOVIE MATCH-UP

5:45 – 6:30PM

GRIMM FAIRY TALES ANIMATED

6:15 – 7:00PM

ONE-ON-ONE WITH THE DOCTOR: MATT SMITH

Come for a fun-filled fan panel on AMC’s hit show, The Walking Dead, hosted by Liz and Lindi of TeamTSD.com (@TeamTSD) and a chance to win some awesome Walking Dead prizes! You’ll also have the chance to share your thoughts and predictions on the show. See you there! No Walkers allowed. (ROOM 208)

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 both Friday and Saturday, 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 210)

1:00 – 1:45PM

HOW TO WRITE COMICS WITH DANNY FINGEROTH AND MILES FULLER

Accomplished comics writer Danny Fingeroth (How to Create Comics From Script to Print) and writing instructor Miles Fuller (University of Louisville) show and tell you how to write comics and graphic novels, going from initial idea to outline to script to finished story. Plus, the panelists will answer your questions about both the creative and business sides of the comics writing profession, including how to find an artist to work with (hint: a comics convention is the number one place!) and how to write exciting dialogue! (ROOM 213)

1:30 – 2:15PM

ONE-ON-ONE WITH A DOTHRAKI WARLORD: JASON MOMOA

After playing both “Khal Drago” on Game of Thrones and “Conan” in Conan the Barbarian, it’s quite possible that Jason Mamoa is the toughest man in the history of the world. If not, he’ll definitely be the toughest man in Louisville Comic Con programming! Join Jason as he discusses his time on the popular HBO show, the pressure of taking over an iconic character, how he stays in shape, his future projects and whatever else you (& the rest of the audience) bring up during this rare Q&A. (ROOM 208)

2:00 – 2:45PM

HOW TO SURVIVE A KILLER TV SHOW

They survived the zombie apocalypse, now learn about the newest projects keeping Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies & Scott Wilson busy! Jon will talk his time as “Shane Walsh” on The Walking Dead, spills details about his recent work in The Wolf of Wall Street and Mob City. 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! (CASCADE B)

2:00 – 2:45PM

WORLD CREATION WITH ROB PRIOR

It can be said that fantasy is very difficult to write and much of that difficulty lies in the ability of its creator to develop a believable and emotionally convincing world. How does one go about creating a new world? With new rules and dangers? A world that readers want to fall into? Join artist/director Rob Prior as he explores this topic and shares his experiences about world-building and maybe, just maybe... You’ll find yourself transported into a fantasy world! (ROOM 213)

2:30 – 3:15PM

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 upcoming reality TV show My Morphin Life. (ROOM 208)

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! (CASCADE B)

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Even series cancellation can’t keep a great sci-fi-western story down! Join Firefly & Serenity star Summer Glau in this special Q&A. After celebrating the show’s 10th anniversary, you know Summer will have plenty of stories from her time working with Joss Whedon, her time working on Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles & the rest of her projects! (CASCADE B)

What should you expect from WWE® WrestleMania® 30 next weekend? Mo Lightning has the answers! Join WrestlingAudio.com’s lead host for an interactive discussion on all-things pro wrestling/sports entertainment. Predict ‘Mania, discuss how to “fix” Impact Wrestling, reminisce about the good ol’ days of ECW.. whatever’s on your mind! Win autographed items from your favorite superstars as well. (ROOM 208)

Steve Rude, an artist best known as the co-creator of Nexus, can be an elusive and confusing subject, even to dedicated fans of the man’s work. Very arguably one of the greatest comic book artists living today, “The Dude” has never assumed the “star” status afforded to many ’80s contemporaries like Paul Gulacy, Dave Stevens and Matt Wagner. Rude is the subject of this new documentary. We will show the film, after which filmmaker Ian Fischer will discuss the movie and its subject, and take questions from the audience. [Note: Steve Rude will not be present.] (ROOM 213) Whether you’re a Time Lord or Lady, a Companion or even a Dalek, prepare to have an adventure through pop culture time and space as we discuss 50 years of “Doctor Who” and counting. In a panel not even a Silence can make you forget, lead Whovian and TV personality Aaron Sagers will look back and talk about generations of regenerations, and explore hints about Peter Capaldi’s 12th Doctor. Show up with questions, get ready for giveaways and remember to bring your sonic screwdrivers! (CASCADE B) “Surely you can’t be serious.” Join the star of one of cinema’s funniest and most quoted films of all time, Airplane!, Robert Hays, for this rare Q&A! How does he feel about the movie 30+ years after it’s release? Find out at Louisville Comic Con.. just don’t him Shirley. (ROOM 208)

In this unique panel, we will pit your favorite comic-based movies against one another using randomly generated head-to-head matches from the website Flickchart. What do we really love in a comic-based movie? When has Hollywood surpassed our hopes? Are they good comic-book movies, or are they good movies? Audience vote will decide the winner of each match, from which a ranked list will be created. (ROOM 210)

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-inChief and Ralph Tedesco. This panel is strictly for Mature Audiences Only. (ROOM 208)

English TV actor, thespian and film director, Matt Smith, is joining Louisville Comic Con for a rare, inside look into his journey as actor. Best known for his portrayal of the wibbly-wobbly Doctor in the BBC’s Doctor Who, Matt Smith has not only left his indelible mark on the 50-year-old legacy, but also taught us that bow ties and fish sticks with custard are cool. Smith began carrying the mantel of Time Lord back in 2009 as the youngest Doctor in the show’s history, and just retired his sonic screwdriver during the sentimental and heartfelt Christmas Special episode this past December. Join us for this

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PROGRAMMING 45-minute discussion with Matt Smith as he shares his favorite memories of traveling through time, his growth as an actor over the past 4 years, and how being the iconic Doctor has changed his life. (CASCADE B)

7:00 – 7:45PM

by Star Wars stars, as well as ones signed by every music legend from Bob Dylan to Kiss. And we’ll also have a preview of the museum’s upcoming exhibition, “Play Ball, Doc! The Art of Warner Bros. Cartoons,” featuring legendary Looney Tunes’ characters like Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck! (ROOM 213)

HOW TO ROLL WINNING NUMBERS

In this panel, we’ll show you how to test your dice to see if they are biased. (ROOM 213)

1:30 – 2:30PM

THE GREEN POWER RANGER POWER HOUR

1:30 – 2:15PM

SUPER POWER BEAT DOWN

2:00 – 2:45PM

ONE-ON-TWO WITH THE BOONDOCK SAINTS

SUNDAY, MARCH 30

The bad boys of the blockbuster picture The Boondock Saints, Sean Patrick Flanery and David Della Rocco, will be storming the stage in style at Wizard World Sacramento Comic Con. Join one half of the MacManus brothers and Rocco as they rehash their experiences on set. (ROOM 208)

11:30AM – 12:15AM JASON DAVID FRANK MEET AND GREET – PAID EVENT

2:00 – 2:45PM

THE ZOMBIE GENRE: NOT DEAD YET

2:30 – 3:15PM

WIZARD WORLD KIDS COSTUME CONTEST

7:15PM – 9:15PM

WIZARD WORLD COSTUME CONTEST

Hosted by our very own superhero Eric “The Smoke” Moran, the Wizard World Sacramento 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 Jason David Frank, Ivy Doomkitty and Ryan Frye! Anyone interested in participating can sign-up at the Information booth on Saturday. (CASCADE B)

8:30PM – CLOSE

WIZARD WORLD OFFICIAL 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 Louisville Comic Con After Party, located at HOWL AT THE MOON. Located at 434 S 4th St, Louisville, KY 40202. 21+

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. (ROOM 206)

11:30AM – 12:15PM 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 210)

12:00 – 12:45PM

JON HEDER WILL BLOW YOUR MIND

Having made his feature film debut as the title character of the comedy film Napoleon Dynamite, Jon Heder has also acted in The Benchwarmers; School for Scoundrels; Blades of Glory and Mama’s Boy. He’s been on-screen everywhere but in Louisville, he’ll be on-stage entertaining you! Bring your best questions, and maybe your best dance moves, for this entertaining 45 minute Q&A. (ROOM 208)

12:00 – 12:45PM

GETTING RESPECT: COMICS GO TO COLLEGE

12:30 – 1:15PM

VAMPIRE DIARIES/ORIGINALS FAN PANEL

1:00-1:45PM

ONE-ON-ONE WITH MANU BENNETT

1:00 – 1:45PM

ANOTHER KIND OF BAT-MAN: COMICS AND BASEBALL

Comics and graphic novels have come into their own as subjects worthy of—indeed, demanding— attention from academia. Historians and cultural theorists teach courses, hold conferences, and publish books on various aspects of sequential art colleges and universities teach courses in comics as literature and social history as well as how to make them. Here, to give an overview of various ideas about and approaches to comics studies are a cross-section of comics scholars and teachers, including: Andrei Molotiu (Indiana University; Abstract Comics) Marco Arnaudo (Indiana University; The Myth of the Superhero) and Miles Fuller (University of Louisville.) The panel is moderated by Danny Fingeroth (Superman on the Couch.) (ROOM 213)

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 206)

The Super Power Beat Down web series takes two super powered legends and make them battle! Wolverine vs Predator, Superman vs Thor, Batman vs Deadpool!! Before every episode viewers vote to determine the winner! Damian Beurer (Host) will show you clips from the series, answer questions and tell you all about the behind the scenes shenanigans! The show is hosted by Marisha Ray and Damian Beurer. Together they battle with their sci-fi/fantasy knowledge and comic wit to see who they think the winner will be. The series is produced by Aaron and Sean Schoenke, Damian Beurer and Nikolay Zamkovoy. (ROOM 210)

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 213)

Calling all kids ages 10 and under to come out and strut your stuff at the Wizard World Sacramento 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 210) *Listed programming subject to change. Please check the Wizard World app for up-to-date panel information. *Seating for panels is strictly limited and available on a first served basis. Only V.I.P. ticket holders are guaranteed seats for designated panels. Panel rooms are not cleared after each session.

Come for a fun-filled fan panel on the CW’s hit shows, The Vampire Diaries and The Originals, hosted by Liz and Lindi of TeamTSD.com (@TeamTSD) and a chance to win some awesome prizes! You’ll also have the chance to share your thoughts on the show and predictions for the season. See you there! Hybrids and witches welcome. (ROOM 210)

Wizard World is pleased to be joined by rising star, Manu Bennett! Having portrayed Crixus in the STARZ Original Series Spartacus: Vengeance, Manu has taken his rugged good looks and acting chops to the big screen in Peter Jackson’s thrilling epics, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. On the small screen, catch Manu as the mysterious Slade Wilson (Deathstroke) on the hit CW series Arrow. (ROOM 208)

From Will Eisner’s Rube Rookie comics to X-Men’s Colossus and Wolverine’s “fastball specials,” comics and baseball have had a longtime relationship. With the major league season opening tonight, comics writer and historian Danny Fingeroth (Superman on the Couch) is joined by Nathan Stalvey, curator of the Louisville Slugger Museum, as they show awesome baseball-related comics art! Plus: Nathan will have some amazing autographed bats from the Museum, including a combo bat-light-saber signed

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FILM FEST / GAME AREA SCHEDULE

FILM FESTIVAL SCHEDULE PROGRAMMING ROOM 210

Opening Remarks

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5:16PM 5:41PM 6:01PM 6:13PM

Library: (Free Entry)

Transmissions Ghost Light Avarice Sad Monster

4PM – 8PM

Demonstrations: (Free Entry) Stop in to see what games are being demoed!

ON DEMAND

Organized Play: ($7.00 Entry) Magic: the Gathering Mini-Master Event (Mini Masters events on demand)

Jack Attack! Through the Woods Girl at the Door There Will Be Blocks Rose, Mary and Time

4PM – 8PM

Special Event: (Free Entry) Learn to Play Magic: The Gathering

HORROR BLOCK 6:20PM 6:34PM 7:02PM 7:18PM 7:35PM

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6:29PM 6:57PM 7:13PM 7:28PM 8:15PM

SATURDAY 3/29 1:00PM – 1:05PM

Opening Remarks

COMEDY BLOCK 1:05PM 1:30PM 1:40PM 1:59PM 2:24PM

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1:25PM 1:35PM 1:54PM 2:19PM 2:28PM

Kirk v Picard Stolen Homework People with Issues ‘Til Death Un Balade La Mer

ACTION BLOCK 2:35PM 2:55PM 3:12PM 3:33PM 3:47PM

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2:50PM 3:08PM 3:28PM 3:42PM 4:15PM

FRIDAY 3/28 3PM – 8PM

FANTASY BLOCK 5:05PM 5:21PM 5:46PM 6:06PM

PRESENTED BY GAME NITE LOCATED ON THE SHOW FLOOR

FRIDAY 3/28 5:00PM – 5:05PM

GAME AREA SCHEDULE

Trustworthy Splinter Cell - Extraction Phoenix Run The Hole Red Cloud: Deliverance

QUIRKY BLOCK 4:20PM – 4:30PM 4:35PM – 4:47PM 4:52PM – 5:05PM

Twine Sleep Creamen Curtis

5:05PM – 5:15PM

Awards Ceremony

*All times are approximate due to director Q&A sessions and prize giveaways.

SATURDAY 3/29 10AM – 7PM

Library: (Free Entry)

12PM – 8PM

Demonstrations: (Free Entry) Stop in to see what games are being demoed!

RPG Sessions: (Free Entry) 11AM – 3PM Pathfinder (1st to 3rd level characters) 3PM – 7PM

Pathfinder (1st to 3rd level characters)

ON DEMAND

Organized Play: ($7.00 Entry) Magic: the Gathering Mini-Master Event (Mini Masters events on demand)

1PM – 7PM

Magic: the Gathering Theros/Born of the Gods Booster Draft (Entry $15.00)

3PM – 7PM HeroClix Sealed Booster Tournament (Entry $25.00) Special Event: (Free Entry) 10AM – 7PM Learn to Play Magic: The Gathering

SUNDAY 3/30 11AM – 4PM

Library: (Free Entry)

12PM – 4PM

Demonstrations: (Free Entry) Stop in to see what games are being demoed!

RPG Sessions: (Free Entry) 11AM – 3PM Pathfinder (1st to 3rd level characters) ON DEMAND

Organized Play: ($7.00 Entry) Magic: the Gathering Mini-Master Event (Mini Masters events on demand)

Special Event: (Free Entry) 11AM – 4PM Learn to Play Magic: The Gathering

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SHOW STAGE SCHEDULE

FRIDAY 3/28 4:00PM – 5:00PM

Welcome To Wizard World!

5:00PM – 5:15PM

Superhero GO!

5:20PM - 5:50PM

Jason David Frank Karate Demo

6:00PM – 6:15PM

Show Highlights with The Smoke and Ivy Doomkitty

6:30PM – 7:00PM

Geek Trivia Challenge

SATURDAY 3/29 11:00AM – 11:30AM Cosplay Photo Op: Marvel vs. DC 11:35AM – 12:10PM Geek Trivia Challenge 12:15PM – 12:25PM Cosplay Photo Op: Doctor Who 12:30PM – 12:45PM Cosplay Photo Op: Heroes vs. Villains 1:00PM – 1:45PM

Dead Fans Walking Giveaway Madness! Presented by Team TSD

2:00PM – 2:30PM

Canvas Challenge with Rob Prior

2:30PM – 3:00PM

Canvas Challenge with Gavin Smith

3:15PM – 3:25PM

Superhero GO!

3:30PM – 4:00PM

Wizard World Highlights with The Smoke and Ivy Doomkitty

4:15PM – 4:25PM

Geek Trivia Challenge

4:30PM – 5:00PM

Artist Demo: Rob Prior

5:15PM – 5:25PM

Cosplay Photo Op: Calling All Cosplayers!

5:30PM – 6:00PM

Artist Demo: Britt Spencer

SUNDAY 3/30 11:30AM – 12:00PM Cosplay Photo Op: Heroes vs. Villians 12:00PM – 12:10PM Cosplay Photo Op: Calling All Kids!

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1:00PM – 1:45PM

Kentucky Science Center presents Captain Current vs. The Electricity Vampires

2:00PM – 2:15PM

Superhero GO!

2:20PM – 2:45PM

Cosplay Photo Op: Doctor Who

3:00PM – 3:15PM

Geek Trivia Challenge

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KIDS DAY PROGRAMMING KIDS DA Y BOOTH I S LOCATED BY THE SHO W STAGE

SUNDAY, MARCH 30TH KIDS PROGRAMMING: 1:30 – 2:30PM

THE GREEN POWER RANGER POWER HOUR

2:30 – 3:15PM

WIZARD WORLD KIDS COSTUME CONTEST

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 206)

Calling all kids ages 10 and under to come out and strut your stuff at the Wizard World Louisville 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 210)

ON THE SHOW STAGE *The show stage is located on the show floor! 12:00 – 12:15PM: Cosplay Photo Op: Calling All Kids! 1:00 – 1:45PM:

Kentucky Science Center presets Captain Current vs. The Electricity Vampires Live Assembly

2:00 – 2:15PM:

Superhero Go!

TS E E Y SH DA E R H S LO ID Y T E O K B C T AG H T A T S O BO OW SH

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES FIRST 150 KIDS WILL GET A FREE SKETCH DONE BY ARTIST ARTHUR SUYDAM. VISIT ARTHUR AT BOOTH #A65. KENTUCKY SCIENCE CENTER PRESENTS CAPTAIN CURRENT VS. THE ELECTRICITY VAMPIRES ACTIVITIES 12:00PM - 5:00PM / BY THE SHOW STAGE ARTS-N-CRAFTS All Day Sunday / BY THE SHOW STAGE WWW.WIZARDWORLD.COM | SYMBOL: WIZD

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CON-QUEST

CON-QUEST TAKE PICTURES OF THE FOLLOWING:

ADVENTURE TIME

THE SMOKE

STORMTROOPER

FIREFLY

WONDER WOMAN

DOCTOR WHO

A WIZARD WORLD VOLUNTEER

STAR TREK

SPIDER-MAN

TMNT

IVY DOOMKITTY

TARDIS

ZOMBIE

WIZD

GREEN POWER RANGER

BATMOBILE

COMPLETE THIS ENTIRE SHEET AND SHOW ALL OF YOUR PICTURES AT THE WIZARD WORLD INFORMATION BOOTH TO WIN A PRIZE! 46 • WIZARD WORLD LOUISVILLE COMIC CON 2014

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