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WELCOME & TABLE OF CONTENTS WELCOME Dear Fans: Welcome to another exciting Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con here at the America’s Center. We were overwhelmed by the enthusiasm that you brought to the show last year and were are determined to bring an even bigger and better event to St. Louis 2014. 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 fun-filled weekend feeling like you can’t wait to come back next year. We are so very appreciative of how the entire city of St. Louis has embraced us. We hope you enjoy this year’s show, and we look forward to making Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con an experience that you won’t soon forget. Sincerely, John Macaluso Wizard World CEO

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TABLE OF CONTENTS 5

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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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT ROB PRIOR

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FEATURED ARTISTS & CREATORS

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CELEBRITY SPOTLIGHT MICHAEL ROOKER

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CELEBRITY SPOTLIGHT LOU FERRIGNO

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COSPLAY SPOTLIGHT ERIC “THE SMOKE” MORAN

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COSPLAY SPOTLIGHT RYAN FRYE

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COSPLAY SPOTLIGHT IVY DOOMKITTY

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CELEBRITY SPOTLIGHT JASON DAVID FRANK

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SHOW STAGE SCHEDULE

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TV PERSONALITY SPOTLIGHT AARON SAGER

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FLOOR MAP / 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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KIDS DAY PROGRAMMING

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW SHOW HOURS: FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014.........................3PM – 8PM SATURDAY, APRIL 5, 2014.................10AM – 7PM* SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 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:

AMERICA’S CENTER 701 CONVENTION PLAZA ST. LOUIS, MO 63101 • 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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CELEB PHOTO OPS INFO & PRICES

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

1. Follow @celebphotoops on Twitter and we will announce when prints are ready.

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

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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Adam West.................................................................$70 Alan Tudyk.................................................................$45 BATMAN — Adam West & Burt Ward DUAL...................$115 Bruce Campbell.........................................................$50 Burt Ward..................................................................$65 Chris Jericho..............................................................$50 David Della Rocco......................................................$35 Darrell Mc Daniels “D.M.C.”.........................................$45 DOCTOR WHO – Smith & Gillan DUAL (SAT ONLY)............$195 Eliza Dushku..............................................................$55 FIREFLY/SERENITY — Fillion, Glau & Tudyk TRIPLE......$145 Jason David Frank.......................................................$45 Jason David Frank (Green Ranger Suit, SAT ONLY).............$55 Jon Bernthal...............................................................$55 Karen Gillan...............................................................$65 Lou Ferrigno...............................................................$45 Manu Bennett............................................................$45 Matt Smith...........................................................$99.99 Milo Ventimiglia..........................................................$45 MOB CITY — Bernthal, Ventimiglia & Knepper TRIPLE......$95 Nathan Fillion.......................................................$99.99 Ralph Macchio...........................................................$50 Robert Knepper..........................................................$35 Sara Underwood.........................................................$50 Sara Underwood (Bustice Costume, SAT ONLY).............$100 Sean Astin.................................................................$50 Sean Patrick Flanery...................................................$40 Summer Glau.............................................................$55 William Shatner..........................................................$80 SYMBOL: WIZD | WWW.WIZARDWORLD.COM

FEATURED CELEBRITY GUESTS

MATT SMITH

KAREN GILLAN

NATHAN FILLION

SUMMER GLAU

WILLIAM SHATNER

BRUCE CAMPBELL

SEAN ASTIN

MANU BENNETT

JON BERNTHAL

MILO VENTIMIGLIA

ROBERT KNEPPER

JASON DAVID FRANK

ADAM WEST

BURT WARD

SEAN PATRICK FLANERY

DAVID DELLA ROCCO

LOU FERRIGNO

TED RAIMI

SARA UNDERWOOD

TECH N9NE

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT

ROB

PRIOR CAN YOU EXPLAIN WHEN YOU FIRST STARTED PAINTING AND DRAWING WITH BOTH HANDS? When I was about 10 years old. I got it in my head that I might someday lose my right hand so I switched to my left hand for the next couple of years. Later, when I was almost 17, I had math homework and a painting due. So I picked up two brushes to get my work done faster. WHO ARE SOME OF YOUR INSPIRATIONS AS AN ARTISTS AND AS A STORYTELLER? Wow... Artist wise I would have to say Robert Hiendel, Drew Struzan, and my father Alan Prior. As for writing/directing, Alfonso Cuarón and Christopher Nolan YOU SEEM TO BE A JACK-OF-ALL-TRADES; WORKING IN PRINT, GAMING, TELEVISION, AND FILM. WHAT HAVE BEEN YOUR MOST CHALLENGING PROJECTS TO WORK ON? Wow again, to say I have a lot going feels like an understatement. On the art side I am working on several things, but the most fun and cool is the art I am doing with and for Tech N9ne! We have an art book coming out and posters as well. Along with the art book and posters, I have had the opportunity to paint on stage during several of Tech N9ne’s live performances. Tech has been the most fun and he has become a great friend. Speaking of performances, I am performing with a couple of other bands, which I will announce later this year. In the television world I have a show with Warner Horizon call “Red Brick Road”, and a few more in the works. As for movies, I have four that I am currently signed to do. In October I will be shooting a film called “Whisper” written by Tyler Erskine. Later in

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the year, I am working with writer Adam Simon on two films called, “Scroll” and “The Change”. The last film on my list is a very special one to me written by Beverly Hynds called “Story Tellers”. Not to add even more (but I will), I have recently become The SVP of Creative for “Heavy Metal” magazine with my partners Jeff Krelitz, David Boxenbaum and the ever amazing Kevin Eastman. YOU HAVE BEEN COMING TO WIZARD WORLD FOR MANY YEARS. WHAT MAKES WIZARD WORLD DIFFERENT FROM OTHER CONVENTIONS? WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR FAVORITE MOMENTS AT WIZARD WORLD? A bunch of great things! My top four reasons why Wizard World is different: the tour, attending guests, the industry, and the staff. I like the national appeal from doing conventions all over the country. It has also been nice to see all the stars there (most of my friends), which ties into my film world. Lastly, the folks at Wizard World have become like family. An amazing wonderful group of people! TELL US ABOUT WIZARD WORLD’S CREATOR PRO AM: DRINK AND DRAW AND HOW YOU ARE INVOLVED? I am the host and let me tell you, SH#T gets crazy!! It is simple really, there is an art portion and a writing portion of a cool and friendly competition that involves giving away prizes and alcohol. Does it really get any better than that!? WHAT PROJECTS ARE YOU WORKING ON AND MOST EXCITED FOR IN 2014? I have several gallery shows to add to the long list of stuff that I am doing already. I am most excited to meet the fans, both old and new.

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FEATURED ARTISTS & CREATORS

GREG CAPULLO

SALVADOR LARROCA

ETHAN VAN SCIVER

CARLO PAGULAYAN

DAVID MACK

ATHENA FINGER

NEAL ADAMS

JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER

MIKE GRELL

GREG HORN

ARTHUR SUYDAM

CULLEN BUNN

CHRIS SAMNEE

ANGEL UNZUETA

ROB PRIOR

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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

Lou Ferrigno:

STILL

‘INCREDIBLE’

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t has been more than 35 years since “The Incredible Hulk” first hit TV screens in the fall of 1977. One of Marvel’s most popular comics franchises was brought to life by the brilliant acting of Bill Bixby as Dr. Banner and the iconic portrayal of The Hulk by Lou Ferrigno, then a newcomer to Hollywood but already an accomplished athlete and bodybuilder. Though he has gone on to a successful career in acting, fitness and other endeavors, for many, Ferrigno will always be the one and true Hulk. Thousands of fans at dozens of Wizard World shows have “marveled” at this gentle giant, still in fantastic condition at 62

and currently co-founder of FerrignoFit.com, a community that celebrates positive, healthy living, along with his daughter Shanna. Ferrigno took a few minutes to discuss the legacy of the Hulk and what it means to him to reach out to fans at Wizard World shows nationwide. WIZARD WORLD: What do you think made ‘The Incredible Hulk’ such a successful series? LOU FERRIGNO: Every one of us has a little Hulk inside of us. The Hulk releases out anger and inner frustrations, and I think people can relate to that.

WW: You have noted that Bill Bixby was very much a mentor to you. How did he influence your acting career? LF: Bill taught me how to be a professional. I had no acting experience when I first got the part, and he immediately took me under his wing and helped me immensely. His simple advice was to know your lines and be in character. He taught me to believe in the character, and everything worked from there. WW: How much of a fan of the Hulk were you before you took on the role? LF: I was The Hulk my whole life. I loved the comics. When I was growing up, because I had hearing loss, I was shy and didn’t socialize

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much. I imagined I was The Hulk and would one day overcome that and do great things. WW: You were competing against the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger when you started your acting career. How did you get the Hulk role? LF: Universal Studios called me for an audition. They had shot the pilot, and as I understand it, the young son of one of the producers was on set and said, ‘That’s not the Hulk!’ Another actor was in the role, and he was taller and didn’t embody the Hulk character as well. I had done the documentary ‘Pumping Iron’ with Arnold Schwarzenegger and they had seen that. When that boy saw me on set, he said ‘now THAT’s the Hulk.’ WW: What was the most challenging part of playing The Hulk? LF: More than the time to put on the makeup was sustaining the makeup and enduring the long hours. There’s a scene where I’m overturning a car into a ditch, and we did a few takes with a chain attached. It was so late and I was so ready to leave, I just lifted it up without the chain and we had the shot. WW: Other than the Hulk, what role do the most fans ask you about at Wizard World shows? LF: They like to talk about The King of Queens. It was fun playing the neighbor, and fans really connected with that. Kevin James and the whole team were great to work with. Or they like to talk about weightlifting and Arnold. WW: What is your favorite thing about attending shows like Wizard World Comic Con? LF: I love Wizard World show because the fans are great and so many of them are happy to see me and the other celebrities in this setting. There is so much excitement for pop culture, and I think Wizard World gives the fans the best entertainment.

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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

Ryan Frye TELL US ABOUT HOW YOU GOT STARTED AS A COSPLAYER? It all started while searching for a costume at a retail Halloween store. The clerk and I started talking about how much we love wearing costumes. One thing led to another and he introduced me to his group of friends that “cosplayed”. I had heard this term before when I watched a documentary about how popular it is in Japan. But, I had no idea how popular it is here in the states too. Turns out his friends welcomed me into their circle with open arms and I started doing charity events with their group Costumers With a Cause. From then on I was hooked and started touring various cons.

YOU ARE MOST KNOWN TO COSPLAY AS THOR. TELL US ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCE COSPLAYING AS THOR. I like to get into character no matter the costume I’m wearing. So I have a lot of fun doing a parody version of Thor. You know, the big Jock with the cheesy one liners. Thor has become tremendously popular because of the recent movies so people are naturally drawn to me when I wear this costume, but then they can’t help but laugh when I start talking to them.

WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST MEMORY AT A WIZARD WORLD SHOW? I’ll never forget meeting Stan Lee in the hotel I was staying at during Wizard World Austin Texas. I was coming down the elevator, half dressed in my Thor costume, when it stopped at one of the floors. In walks Stan Lee with his handler who ended up standing between us as the doors shut. I didn’t want to be “that guy” that freaks out in front of Stan the Man Lee so I just stood there suppressing my inner screaming fan boy. After what seemed like an eternity of silence, Stan’s handler leaned over to him and said, “Hey Stan, we’ve got the god of thunder over here.” and then motioned over to me on the other side. He leaned around his handler and shouted, “Oh hey! Nice to meet you!” We shook hands and the rest of that elevator ride was glorious.

WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE TO COSPLAYERS ON ALL LEVELS OF EXPERIENCE? Be you and have fun. I know that sounds cliche, but there are too many in this community that exclude people just because they don’t look the part of the character or didn’t make every little piece of the costume themselves. Learning to make costumes comes with time and through the amazing friendships that seem to instantly form in this community.

WHAT ARE OTHER COSTUMES YOU ARE WORKING ON AND WHAT IS YOUR DREAM COSTUME TO MAKE? Right now I’m currently working on a steam punk version of Lion-o from the 80’s cartoon Thunder Cats and the 90’s version of Aqua Man. My dream costume? I have always wanted to cosplay a character from one of Frank Frazetta’s artwork. But to narrow it down from there would be impossible because I love all of his paintings.

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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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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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SHOW STAGE SCHEDULE

FRIDAY 4/4 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 – 6:30PM

Drink and Draw Preview with Rob Prior

6:30PM – 7:00PM

Geek Trivia Challenge

SATURDAY 4/5 11:00AM – 11:30AM Sci-Fi Dating Game 11:30AM – 12:00PM Artist Demo with Gavin Smith 12:15PM – 12:25PM Cosplay Photo Op: Doctor Who 12:30PM – 1:00PM

Artist Demo with Julianna Pardue

1:00PM – 1:15PM

Superhero GO!

2:00PM – 2:30PM

Canvas Challenge with Rob Prior

2:30PM – 3:00PM

Canvas Challenge with David Carr

3:15PM – 3:20PM

Cosplay Photo Op: Heros vs. Villians

3:30PM – 4:00PM

Wizard World Highlights with Ivy Doomkitty, The Smoke and Ryan Frye

4:15PM – 4:25PM

Geek Trivia Challenge

4:30PM – 5:00PM

Artist Demo with Jen Patton

5:15PM – 5:25PM

Cosplay Photo Op: Calling All Cosplayers!

5:30PM – 5:45PM

Cosplay Photo Op: Marvel vs. DC

6:00PM – 6:15PM

Cosplay Photo Op: Star Wars vs. Star Trek

SUNDAY 4/6 11:30AM – 12:00PM Sci-Fi Dating Game 12:15PM – 12:20PM Cosplay Photo Op: Doctor Who 12:25PM – 12:45PM Superhero GO!

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1:00PM – 2:00PM

Jason David Frank Power Hour

2:00PM – 2:15PM

Cosplay Photo Op: Marvel vs. DC

3:00PM – 3:30PM

Children’s Art Demo with Jennifer Blake and “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic”

3:15PM – 3:20PM

Cosplay Photo Op: Calling All Cosplayers!

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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

A

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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EXHIBITOR & SPECIAL GUEST LOCATIONS & MAP EXHIBITORS AND RETAILERS BOOTH # 258 West Authentic..................................728 A Wrinkle In Time........................................607 AH Digital...................................................TBD Anime Haus................................................217 Animeggroll.............................................943 AP Collectibles...........................................TBD Armored Chick...........................................945 Arcade DLX.................................................TBD Atomic Bombshells....................................708 Big Bang Toys, Comics, Games...................200 Big Dog Ink ...........................................TBD Capital Sports Decor.................................615 Celebrity Machines...................................TBD CGC............................................................815 Collectors Rebellion..................................900 Comic City..................................................TBD Comic Relief..............................................701 Comicage.................................................723 Comics to Astonish...................................601 Cooper’s Cave Games...............................TBD Corset Punk...............................................TBD Cosplay Circuit............................Registration Credits Remaining.....................................409 Cross Country Collectibles.........................507 Cross Time Traders...................................TBD Cry of Flesh...............................................TBD Curious Cat Clothing.................................129 Dale Roberts Comics................................514 Dave’s Comics............................................715 Dimension Decals......................................314 Dimension X ...........................................TBD DoctorWhoStore.com............................TBD Electro Flash Media...................................TBD Enchanted Shire........................................TBD End Zone Collectibles...............................419 Enhanced Image.......................................300 ESE Supplies..............................................932 Espionage Cosmetics................................TBD Exotic Lenses.............................................307 Fantasy Books Inc....................................TBD Far East Emporium...................................717 Film-Addict.com...................................837 First Aid Comics.......................................714 Full Moon Features.....................................935 Game Nite...................................................201 Geek Inc Comics.......................................TBD Geeky Endeavors.......................................TBD General Lee ...............................Registration Get Cash for Comics...................................508 Gifts and Blessings....................................TBD Golden Albatross.......................................TBD Graham Crackers Comics..........................703 Greg Reece Rare Comics...........................415 Greg White Comics...................................TBD Grreat Entertainment................................229 Harley Yee’s Rare Comics..........................611 HERO Initiative.........................................1016 Heroes and Games....................................TBD Heroes & Damsels.....................................310 Heroic Fine Art..........................................318 Hot Flips...................................................1032 Humans Vs. ( ).............................................423 J&J Collectibles..........................................718

Jacob Bonebrake.......................................927 Jay’s CD and Hobby....................................226 Jesse Pinkman’s Monte Carlo/ Breaking Bad.......................Registration Area Juniors Comics..........................................929 Kristina’s Collectibles................................706 Legends Never Die....................................702 Lionsgate..........................................403 M.O.T. Comics.............................................835 Michel Vamrel............................................947 Mike Grell.................................................1022 Mike’s Comics and Collectibles.................TBD MTC Toys....................................................823 MX Movies..................................................118 My Mystic Moon........................................918 Neal Adams................................................522 New Age Discoveries..................................807 New England Novelty.................................410 One Man Surf Party Company......................TBD Only Deals..................................................818 Pegasus Publishing...................................811 Pennyworth Books....................................TBD Poetic Earth Handmade Journals and Bags..................................................1018 Post Dispatch............................................120 Poster Party...............................................707 R2 Builders Club....................................1024 RagTrader Vintage.....................................700

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RAK......................................................TBD Rams Zone............................Registration Area REELART................................................429 Rob Prior/Tech9.........................................915 Shark Robot LLC/ Dave Stanworth..............306 Silver Necklace.......................................1048 Simple Expressions....................................934 Six Flags St. Louis.....................................TBD Songbird Ocarina.......................................222 Soundtrack.........................................TBD Sparkle! Designs.....................................1038 St Louis (Specter Club) Comic Book Show....116 St Louis Cardinals......................................502 Stan Lee Collectibles.................................TBD STL Massage Geeks....................................939 Stylin’ Online.......................................315/323 Superhero Talent Agency.......................1002 Superhero-Jewelry.com...........................TBD Tandy Leather............................................839 TC Toys.......................................................800 TE Airsoft...................................................TBD Tee Turtle.com............................................114 The Art Institutes........................................623 The Chapel Comics & Collectibles Shoppe...814 The Zocalo Connection..............................801 Thirteenth Floor.........................................722 Time Machine Collectibles........................TBD Time Toys...................................................TBD

Tom Wood Fantasy Art................................629 Toy Dump....................................................207 ToyMan Toys, Comics & Con.........................925 Toyman Collectibles..................................726 Toynk.................................................206 TVs Treasure Chest...................................TBD Twilight Comics.........................................833 Ultrasabers................................................501 Visionary Entertainment Inc......................907 Welk Resorts/Soleil Communications........819 Wizard World Information Booth...............223 Wizard World Store............................406/132 WIZD...............................................332 World Events Productions.........................TBD Xbox One....................................................301 Xyphoid Skateboards................................TBD Your Favorite T-Shirts.........................515/523 Zenescope.................................................309 Zero Point 3D.............................................407 Zombie Zone........................Registration Area CELEBRITIES BOOTH # Adam West...............................................2004 Alan Tudyk................................................2202 Bruce Campbell.......................................2112 Burt Ward................................................2002 Chris Jericho............................................2208 Darryl McDaniels “DMC” .......................2008

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EXHIBITOR & SPECIAL GUEST LOCATIONS & MAP

David Della Rocco...................................2012 Eliza Dushku............................................2110 Jason David Frank....................................2000 Jon Bernthal.............................................2006 Karen Gillan ............................................2200 Lou Ferrigno.............................................2014

Manu Bennett...........................................2104 Milo Ventimiglia.......................................2106 Nathan Fillion...........................................2206 Ralph Macchio.........................................2018 Robert Knepper........................................2108 Sara Underwood.......................................2016

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Sean Astin.................................................2102 Sean Patrick Flanery................................2010 Summer Glau...........................................2204 Ted Raimi.................................................2112 William Shatner.......................................2100

COSPLAYERS BOOTH # Eric “The Smoke” Moran............................TBD Ivy Doomkitty.............................................TBD Ryan Frye...................................................TBD

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ARTIST & CREATOR LOCATIONS

ARTISTS AND CREATORS TABLE # Aaron Campbell.........................B41 Aaron Walther............................D32 Adron Buske...............................B59 Alice of Wonderland Entertainment............................C36 Amanda Tolleson........................C28 Andrew Heath.............................A50 Andy Kluthe - Nerd Rage...............C26 Angel Unzueta............................D38 Angelika Huskamp.....................B28 Anthony Fowler / Jay Sloan..........C23 Art by Mike & Co..........................C49 Arthur Suydam...........................A20 artmonkeyworld......................C26 automatic - art............................D31 Bob The Artist............................A58 Bobby Ray Akers Jr.....................C37 Brainstorms Laboratory............C31 Brian Atkins / Joe Wills.................C19 Brian Hurtt.................................C22 Brian Woodward........................B24 Bryan Ward................................D49 Buzz..................................B36 C4 Comic Creators’ Coffee Club...C48 Carla Wyzgala : Carlations .........D52

Carlo Pagulayan.........................C42 Carlos Gabriel Ruiz...................C45 Charming Cuisine / Sass & Slash Creations...................................C55 Chris Hamer/URBNPOP...............C46 Chris Oz Fulton...........................C57 Chris Samnee............................D19 Con Artists.................................C25 Corey Knaebel...........................C43 Cory Smith Art...........................A30 Cullenn Bunn.............................C20 Dan “SMIF” Smith.......................D28 Dan Zettwoch.............................D45 Danny Fingeroth / Dan Zettwoch..D45 David Mack................................A66 Daxiong.................................D57 Drawponies ..............................B53 Drew Blank................................C41 Eric Ninaltowski.........................A48 Ethan Van Sciver......................B20 Four Color Eulogy.......................B55 Gavin Smith................................B30 Geek Out! Fashion / Kitsch & Crossbones................................C63 Gerimi Burleigh.........................D30 Gibson Twist and Rori!...............B61

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Greg Capullo..............................D20 Greg Horn..................................A42 Handmade Family......................C56 Headmetal Comics.....................C53 Heather Brewer..........................A36 Henry Cesneros..........................D55 Honeysuckle Rose Creations.....B63 Human Comics / Gabe Smith.......A58 Ink and Drink Comics................C47 Intense Yellow Studios..............C33 Iron Age Studios........................C54 Iron Elf LLC / Parthian Press.........A54 Jai Nitz........................................D21 James O’Barr..............................A38 Jason Metcalf.............................D27 Jayne Danger..............................D25 Jeff Balke...................................B37 Jeff Dégado................................B62 Jenn Blake.................................D35 Jennifer Sights - Author...............C52 Jeremiah Lambert.....................C21 Jim Ferguson.............................B25 Joel Adams................................B38 John Tyler Christopher...............C38 Jon E. Woodard AKA Mastajwood...B54 Joshua Thunderbird....................C51

Julianna Pardue / Chelsea Mann..B22 Justin Castaneda......................B52 Kait Mayne Illustration...............TBD Kate Sherron.............................D33 Keomaka..................................D48 Kevin Huizenga..........................D43 Kyle Strahm / Buster Moody.......D23 Laura Siadak.............................A64 Leo Leibelman...........................C27 Local Author: William F.F. Wood....D34 m.ENGER...................................C24 Magpie’s Masquerie...................A62 Matt Kindt..................................C22 Matt Reedy and Toby Gerber........B48 Matthew Miller..........................B43 Megan Levens............................D29 Michael Champion/Epic Studios.....C59 Mighty Tees Screen Printing......A28 Mike Mahle................................B34 MUSETAP...................................B19 Nostalgia Bomb Studios.............B23 Oh Hell Comics..........................B33 Planet Me Productions.............B45 Radiant Grey.............................B29 Rhiannon Paille.........................A46 Rick Burchett............................B57

Rik DesChain / Studio 19 .........B58 Salvador Larroca........................B4 Scott Beaderstadt....................B50 Sean Thornton..........................B32 Sew-It-All Creations..................B65 Shelby Robertson......................B49 Sherrilyn Kenyon.......................D37 ShowMe Comics........................B31 Studio de Sade.........................B64 SugarFueled.............................C44 Sunday-Superheroes.com......B47 Sacha Mardou...........................D47 Ted May......................................D47 Terry Huddleston......................D42 The Art of Charles Thurston.......B35 The Art of Danny Haas...............A34 Thompson Knox.........................B60 Tom Cook..................................D41 Tommy Castillo..........................B42 Tony Moy....................................C61 Tony Santiago............................A12 Travis Langley / Athena Finger......B46 Wascally Wee Willy...................D30 Yale Stewart..............................D24

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WIZARD WORLD ST. LOUIS EXCLUSIVES

Wolverine and the X-Men #1 Exclusive Variant Cover by David Mack

Matt Smith VIP Exclusive Lithograph by Cris Delara

Karen Gillan VIP Exclusive Lithograph by Cris Delara

Doctor Who Dual VIP Exclusive Lithograph by Cris Delara

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

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

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

Norman Reedus VIP Exclusive Lithograph by Amanda Tolleson

Summer Glau VIP Exclusive Lithograph by Cris Delara

Bruce Campbell VIP Exclusive Lithograph by Rob Prior

William Shatner VIP Exclusive Lithograph by Cris Delara

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

Only Available with a Summer Glau VIP Limited Edition FREE to Summer Glau VIP’s

Only Available with a Bruce Campbell VIP or at Rob Prior’s Table • Limited Edition FREE to Bruce Campbell VIP’s, Otherwise $TBD

Only Available with a William Shatner VIP Limited Edition FREE to William Shatner VIP’s

Alan Tudyk VIP Exclusive Lithograph by Cris Delara

Eliza Dushku VIP Exclusive Lithograph by Cory Smith

Kabuki: 20th Anniversary VIP Exclusive Lithograph by David Mack

The Sixth Gun VIP Exclusive Lithograph by Cullen Bunn & Brian Hurtt

Only Available with a Alan Tudyk VIP Limited Edition FREE to Alan Tudyk VIP’s

Only Available with a Eliza Dushku VIP or at Cory Smith’s Tables • Limited Edition FREE to Eliza Dushku VIP’s, Otherwise $TBD

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

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

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WIZARD WORLD ST. LOUIS EXCLUSIVES

Sparatan X VIP Exclusive Lithograph by Michael Golden 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

Salem’s Daughter VIP Exclusive Lithograph by Greg Horn

Wildwood Exclusive Lithograph by Mike Grell

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

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

Only Available with a Wizard World VIP or at Mike Grell’s Booth • Limited Edition FREE to Wizard World VIP’s, Otherwise $TBD

Zombie King Of Rock VIP Exclusive Lithograph by Arthur Suydam

Jason David Frank Exclusive Lithograph by “Green Power Ranger” Jason David Frank

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

Jason David Frank Exclusive Ranger Dog Tags Limited Quantity

Only Available at Jason David Frank Meet & Greet

Stalker #4 Exclusive Comic Book Written by Bradley Potts, Illustrated by Trevor Von Eeden, Color & Cover by Blake Wilkie Available at Sunday-Superheroes.com’s Table Limited to 80 books • $5 each

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

Tech N9NE Exclusive Lithograph by Rob Prior

King of the Fanboys Exclusive Lithograph by Joel Adams

Only At Rob Prior’s Booth • 18x24 For $50 Signed & Numbered (Only 250 Available) 11x17 For $20 unlimited

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

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PROGRAMMING & MAP PANEL ROOM LOCATIONS: FERRARA THEATRE...................................GENERAL PROGRAMMING ROOM 140.........................................................SCI-FI SPEED DATING ROOM 142.................................................GENERAL PROGRAMMING ROOM 144.................................................GENERAL PROGRAMMING ROOM 151.............................GENERAL PROGRAMMING/WORKSHOP ROOM 160........................GENERAL PROGRAMMING/FILM FESTIVAL ROOM 162..................................................................MEET & GREET Programming is FREE with your Wizard World wristband unless otherwise noted.

FRIDAY, APRIL 4

5:00 – 5:45PM

GEEK FEMINISM: GIRL POWER AND PROBLEMS IN GEEK CULTURE

5:00 – 8:00PM

WIZARD WORLD FILM FESTIVAL

5:30 – 6:15PM

GETTING RESPECT: COMICS GO TO COLLEGE

FAREWELL RAGGEDY MAN

Join a conversation with a panel of self-proclaimed Nerdy Girls as they discuss ongoing issues for women in geek culture. Learn what it means to be a geek feminist and how to get more involved in making a difference. (ROOM 142)

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 160)

UPPER LEVEL

4:00 – 6:00PM

LOVE IN THE AIR @ ST. LOUIS 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 140)

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: Dr. Travis Langley (Henderson State University; Batman and Psychology), Eric Bailey (Henderson State University), Peter Coogan(Superhero: The Secret Origin of a Genre), Rob O’Nale (Comics Through Time), and David Schuman (Washington University St. Louis). The panel is moderated by Danny Fingeroth (The Rough Guide to Graphic Novels) (ROOM 144)

4:30 – 5:15PM

THE SUPER-SECRET HISTORY OF ST. LOUIS COMICS

6:00 – 6:45PM

Join local comics historian, Mike Phoenix, and STLCC-Forest Park Comics Prof, Daniel Yezbick, for a whizz-bang tour of how St Louis became “Comics’ Second City”: a vital creative center in the history of American Comics. From Newspaper strips to comic-books, from creators to consumers, from fans to fads and back again, our Gateway City has always had an enormous influence on everybody’s favorite four color fun factory! (ROOM 144)

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From The Eleventh Hour through Time Of The Doctor, Matt Smith established Doctor Who as a worldwide phenomenon, while leaving his own stamp on the role of The Doctor. This panel reflects on his era as one of most popular Doctors in the program’s history as it celebrates all things Eleven includes. From The Ponds to Jammie Dodgers, River Song, bow ties, fezzes and fishsticks and custard Matt Smith’s Doctor gave us one wild ride. (ROOM 142)

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PROGRAMMING & MAP 6:30 – 7:15PM

VIDEO GAMES AND OUR FUTURE: WE’RE ALL GAMERS

Four 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,) Paul Dean (International Video Game Hall of Fame & Museum,) Billy Joe Cain (Wing Commander) and Eric Kieron (Blizzard Entertainment) 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 of all ability levels 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 144)

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 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 142)

7:30 – 8:15PM

PSYCHOLOGY OF SCIENCE FICTION

Enjoy this presentation with a short historical explanation of science fiction and fantasy in media (lit, plays, novels and movies.) How does this differ from other forms of media? Michael Mahon will present the rational for those who love science fiction and fantasy as more psychologically flexible and the most able to effect real change in the world. A Q&A to follow. (ROOM 144)

8:30 – 10:30PM

CREATOR PRO AM: DRINK & 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, Royal Talens and Artograph. Located at Flamingo Bowl, 1117 Washington Ave, St Louis, MO 63101. 21+

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SATURDAY, APRIL 5 10:30 – 11:15AM

STEAMPUNK 101

10:30 – 11:15AM

THE WINTER SOLDIER: CAPTAIN AMERICA AND MARVEL COMICS

11:00 – 11:45AM

FROM TOTTER’S LANE TO TRENZALORE: MORE THAN 50 YEARS IN THE TARDIS

What is Steampunk? Increasingly popular and rabidly promoted by its converts, this aesthetic has a design sensibility that borrows from our steam-engine past to imagine a Victorian future that never was. From Victorian England to American Wild West, to the deepest of darkest Africa, fashion from all over the world is fair game. But what is good fashion without good accessories? This panel will talk about how to build props and devices for the steam punk costume of your dreams. Starting a basic level that allows for beginners, but informative enough that experts can also gain from this panel, it is open to all who wish to learn about steam punk, in a half lecture, half Q and A format. Come explore steampunk with Joshua Hart AKA Baron Bon Bar, noted local-to-St. Louis Steampunk artist who has had nationwide exposure, in several books and websites, including Geeks are Sexy, Boing Boing, 1000 incredible costume ideas, and the International Steam Punk Book of Fashion. (ROOM 144)

Marvel Comics (then known as Timely) was founded 75 years ago, in 1939, with its first comic book, Marvel Comics #1, which featured the debuts of Sub-Mariner and Human Torch. But the company’s biggest hit would be Joe Simon & Jack Kirby’s Captain America, which premiered a year later. With this weekend’s opening of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, a panel of Capophiles assembles to yap about Cap and Marvel. The group includes: Chris Samnee (Captain America and Bucky: The Life Story of Bucky Barnes), Salvador Larroca (Heroes Reborn: The Return), Peter Coogan (Superhero: The Secret Origin of a Genre), Rob O’Nale (Comics Through Time), and Danny Fingeroth (The Stan Lee Universe). (ROOM 151)

What began as a Police Box in a junkyard five decades ago continues this fall with more epic adventures in time and space. This panel surveys all things Doctor Who looking back at the first Eleven Doctors of the new and classic series with a preview of Season Eight as Peter Capaldi takes over as The Doctor. (ROOM 142)

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PROGRAMMING 11:00 – 11:45AM

WHO KNOWS WHAT EVIL LURKS IN THE HEARTS OF MEN (& WOMEN)? I DO! I DO! THE DELIQUENT COMIC ART OF WASCALLY WEE HARROFF

Using Comic Life software, these comic historians will offer the humorous, bittersweet assertion that comics really are responsible for juvenile delinquency - and they’re just the comic-reading delinquents to prove it! Ever since the self-appointed culture wars expert of the 1950s, Dr. Fredric Wertham (think Dr. Phil), declared comics responsible for juvenile delinquency, America’s parents have been running scared of their children. The funny thing is that the same topics that frightened the bejabbers out of Americans back then continue to plague our nightmares, today. The only difference is that our weather is worse. The authors will relate Wertham’s loony, quasi-scientific arguments and then show you how his hypothesis can be used to create award-winning modern art. But don’t look too closely! Are those naughty bits in Wascally’s comic art only visible to his eye or do you see them, too? It’s infinitely more fun to be a juvenile delinquent. Learn how! (ROOM 160)

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 162)

11:30 – 12:15PM

CREATIVITY THAT LASTS

11:30 – 12:15PM

1939: THE YEAR THAT CHANGED EVERYTHING

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, Rob Prior (Spawn; Deep Space 9; Evil Ernie; Heavy Metal,) Genese Davis (The Holder’s Dominion,) and Aaron Dontez Yates (Tech N9ne) will describe how to overcome creative obstacles and share their keys to unleashing creativity. (ROOM 144) 75 years ago, as fateful events that would lead to the outbreak of World War II in September 1939 were coming together in Europe, the U.S.A. was experiencing, in the same year, an explosion of popular culture. In 1939, Batman debuted in Detective Comics #27; Timely (later Marvel) Comics released Marvel Comics #1, showcasing the first Marvel superheroes, Sub-Mariner and the Human Torch; and Hollywood produced classic films including The Wizard of Oz, Gone With the Wind and Stagecoach. Discussing historical and cultural factors that made that year so important is a panel including Athena Finger (granddaughter of Bill Finger, the co-creator of Batman); Dr. Travis Langley (author of Batman and Psychology); Eric Bailey (Henderson State university). Peter Coogan (Superhero: The Secret Origin of a Genre), and Danny Fingeroth (Disguised as Clark Kent: Jews, Comics, and the Creation of the Superhero.) (ROOM 151)

• Portfolio reviews will happen Saturday from 12:30 - 2:00PM and Sunday from 12:30 - 2:00PM in ROOM 162. If you will not or cannot be present at this time, do not leave your portfolio. • Do not leave original work with us. Whatever your portfolio contains, make sure you keep the original work. We cannot be responsible for any lost or misplaced work. • Please respect the Marvel editors time and opinion. • Focus on your sequentials. While cover artwork is important, most new artists are hired to do interiors. • Review sessions are limited to artists only. • Not all submissions will be chosen for review. • PORTFOLIO REVIEW SCHEDULE WILL BE POSTED AT 11AM ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY AT THE WIZARD WORLD INFORMATION BOOTH #223 (ROOM 162)

12:30 – 1:15PM

BILL FINGER AT 100: WHO REALLY CREATED BATMAN?

12:30 – 1:15PM

CIVIL RIGHTS IN COMICS

12:45 – 1:30PM

OUT OF THE SHIRE WITH SEAN ASTIN

2014 marks the 100th anniversary of Batman co-creator Bill Finger’s birth, 75th anniversary of Batman’s debut, and 25th anniversary of the Tim Burton motion picture that proved audiences could take Batman seriously. Who really created Batman? How much of the Dark Knight’s design and defining qualities came from the character’s uncredited co-creator, Bill Finger? How many of his enemies thrill us thanks to Finger, and how many of Batman’s adventures, supporting characters, and wonderful toys as well? Not only did he enrich the Dark Knight mythos, but Bill Finger also co-created Wildcat, came up with Superman’s other girlfriend Lana Lang, and wrote the very first Green Lantern tale. To discuss the Cape Creator’s life and work, Dr. Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight) has assembled a truly super team: Danny Fingeroth (Superman on the Couch,) Robert O’Nale (The Cape Creator: A Tribute to Bill Finger) and - making her very first convention appearance anywhere - Bill’s only heir, Athena Finger. (ROOM 151)

Cultural trends are almost always reflected in popular media, comic books are no exception. By exploring some ground breaking moments in comic book history and how they reflect what was happening at the time of their writing we can gain a better understanding of how comic books portrayed early stages of the civil rights movement and other social justice movements such as LGBTQ issues and immigration. Finally we will also have a Q and A on the state of comic books and tolerance as it stands today. (ROOM 151)

12:00 – 12:30PM

Best known for her television roles as Faith on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, as well as the two Fox series, Tru Calling and Dollhouse, Eliza Dushku will share her career path, some behind the scenes experiences and answer fan questions. (FERRARA THEATRE)

ONE-ON-ONE WITH ELIZA DUSHKU

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. (FERRARA THEATRE)

12:00 – 12:45PM

VOLTRON 30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

1:00 – 3:00PM

LOVE IN THE AIR @ ST. LOUIS COMIC CON – SPEED DATING STYLE

1:00 – 1:45PM

DRIFTER: LONESOME HIGHWAY PREMIERE

1:15 – 1:45PM

ONE-ON-ONE WITH RALPH MACCHIO

In 1984, the mega-hit animated series, Voltron: Defender of the Universe, was created was created by St. Louis-based World Events Productions and premiered on KPLR channel 11. 30 years later the mighty Defender of the Universe is still with us in new comics, cartoons and more! Join us as we celebrate the anniversary of Voltron at Wizard World with an entertaining panel discussion hosted by WEP’s Social Media Administrator and creator of RetroBlasting, Michael French, who will discuss Voltron’s history as well as the latest Voltron comics and toys, including the Robotech/Voltron mini-series from Dynamite Comics and the Toynami 30th Anniversary die cast Voltron! Get your picture taken with our giant Voltron mascot and a chance to win one of 20 exclusive Voltron posters! Let’s! Go! Voltron! Force! at Wizard World in St. Louis! Moderated by Geek Culture Expert and TV Personality Aaron Sagers. (ROOM 142)

12:00 – 12:45PM

ICONOGRAPHY: JUDGING A BOOK BY ITS COVER W/ JAI NITZ

12:30 – 2:00PM

MARVEL PORTFOLIO REVIEW

You only have a split second to catch a consumer’s eye In the brightly-colored world of comic book shops and digital stores. And with 300 new comics every month (not to mention DVDs, new-release movies, CDs, games and every other kind of entertainment) you need a cover that pops. Jai Nitz, the award-winning comic book writer and university professor, takes you through the world of icons and how they affect your brain. (ROOM 160) Marvel editor will be conducting portfolio reviews. Here’s what you need to know: • Portfolios will need to be dropped off between the hours of 4:00 - 6:00PM on Friday and 3:00 5:00PM on Saturday at the Wizard World Information BOOTH #223 • Portfolios MUST contain your contact information. This includes your full name, cell phone number, and e-mail address.

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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 140)

This panel will feature cast and crew members discussing and answering questions about the anticipated second season of this post-apocalyptic drama. They will also premiere the first three episodes of season two. After the events of the award winning Drifter: Broken Road, a web series that author Allen Steele calls “one of the best episodic web movies I’ve seen,” continues the journey of the nameless Drifter (Vanessa Lienani, Bailout) as she crosses paths with the sexy but very dangerous temptress known as Mustang Sally (Jennifer Eiffert) on the Missouri/Oklahoma Border and quickly becomes the perfect prey for her and her men. Also starring Rodney Wiseman (Surrender) and Drew Dively (Shadow Bound). DrifterSeries.com (ROOM 160)

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 Maccchio 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 142)

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PROGRAMMING 1:30 – 2:15PM

BATMAN AT 75

3:30 – 4:15PM

WHEN COMICS & MUSIC COLLIDE WITH ROB PRIOR AND TECH N9NE. (ROOM 144)

3:30 – 4:15PM

TURNING YOUR ART INTO AN ONLINE BUSINESS: BRANDING & MARKETING FOR CREATORS

1:30 – 2:15PM DAN MARTIN – ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH WEATHERBIRD CARTOONIST

3:45 – 4:30PM

ONE-ON-ONE WITH THE CAPTAIN: WILLIAM SHATNER

1:45 – 2:30PM

4:00 – 6:00PM

LOVE IN THE AIR @ ST. LOUIS COMIC CON – SPEED DATING STYLE

4:00 – 4:45PM

ZOMBIE MAKEUP DEMO

4:00 – 4:45PM

WHAT VIDEO GAMES CAN TEACH

While other creators scrambled to cash in on Superman’s sudden popularity by creating more bright, impossible heroes, Bob Kane and Bill Finger gave us Gotham City’s dark and improbably possible Batman. Batman first appeared in Detective Comics #27 (1939) and has gone on to become one of the most recognizable figures in the world. 2014 also marks the 25th anniversary of Tim Burton’s Batman motion picture, the 50th anniversary of Batman’s “New Look,” and the 100th birthday of uncredited Batman co-creator Finger. We’ve assembled an all-star anniversary panel to discuss the Dark Knight’s history and legacy: Dr. Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight), Athena Finger (granddaughter of Bill), Greg Capullo (Batman; Spawn), Rob O’Nale (working on an upcoming Bill Finger documentary), and Danny Fingeroth (Superman on the Couch.) (ROOM 144)

St. Louis Post-Dispatch cartoonist Dan Martin will give a presentation on the history of the newspaper’s iconic, front-page Weatherbird, as well as an overview of the rich history of St. Louis cartooning. (ROOM 151)

ONE-ON-ONE WITH THE DOCTOR: MATT SMITH

English TV actor, thespian and film director, Matt Smith, is joining St. Louis 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 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. (FERRARA THEATRE)

Professional artists, crafters and marketers will provide helpful tips on promoting your art and yourself online. Topics such as licensing, targeting your audience through advertising and social media, protecting your designs, time–management, and how to maintain an online shop will be discussed. This panel will conclude with a 10-minute Q&A. (ROOM 151)

With a career spanning over five decades, and an extensive résumé that includes starring roles in shows such as Star Trek and Boston Legal, or as the funny and familiar face of Priceline. Emmy-award winner William Shatner takes the stage to dish on the roles that have made him a household name and one of the most renowned men in television history. (FERRARA THEATRE)

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 140)

Watch Rachel Rieckenberg turn her model into the walking dead using special effects makeup. Rachel is a freelance artist who has worked on Shadowland, Fatal Call, 23 Minutes to Sunrise, The Walking Dead for Comic Con, etc. Come by Artist’s Alley to see her Art at Sass and Slash Creations! (ROOM 142)

2:00 – 2:45PM

ONE-ON-ONE WITH JASON DAVID FRANK: POWER RANGER

2:00 – 5:00PM

THE WIZARD WORLD FILM FESTIVAL

Calling all independent filmmakers and fans of independent film: Wizard World is proud to present the Wizard World Film Festival! Here, filmmakers from all around the world will compete for fame, glory and great prizes, such as priceless VIP Experiences, exclusive autographs and photo ops with celebrities. The latest and greatest in independent film will be screened 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 160)

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 special guests Genese Davis (The Holder’s Dominion & MMORPG.com) Billy Joe Cain (Wing Commander) and Eric Kieron (Blizzard Entertainment) as they 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 208)

2:30 – 3:15PM

HOW TO WRITE COMICS WITH CULLEN BUNN, JAI NITZ, KEVIN HUIZENGA, AND DANNY FINGEROTH

4:30 – 5:15PM

SUPERSTAR ARTISTS ROUNDTABLE WITH SALVADOR LARROCA, GREG CAPULLO AND KEVIN HUIZENGA

4:45 – 5:15PM

HOW TO SURVIVE THE MOB WITH JON BERNTHAL, ROBERT KNEPPER AND MILO VENTIMIGLIA

5:00 – 5:45PM

ONE-ON-ONE WITH MANU BENNETT

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 142)

Accomplished comics writers Cullen Bunn (Wolverine; Avenging Spider-Man), Jai Nitz (Green Hornet; Kirby Genesis: Silver Star), Kevin Huizenga (Ganges; Amazing Facts and Beyond) and Danny Fingeroth (Deadly Foes of Spider-Man; How to Create Comics from Script to Print) 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 144)

2:30 – 3:15PM

CREATING COMICS ON THE IPAD

2:45 – 3:30PM

INSIDE THE BATCAVE WITH ADAM WEST & BURT WARD

Creating comics digitally takes a look at all the tools available to artist to create comics in a paperless workflow. We’ll look at the pros and cons of devices such as the - Samsung Note 8.0, Samsung ATIV, Microsoft Surface and the iPad. We’ll also consider the pros and cons of programs such as Procreate, Manga Studio and Sketchbook pro. The panel will be done by Jon MASTAJWOOD Woodard who created the first comic book entirely done on an iPad - Samuel J. Coffy: Action Panda Cop. (ROOM 151) The Dynamic Duo is taking over St. Louis! Join the former Batman and Robin, Adam West and Burt Ward, as they talk tales from around Gotham City, the long-lasting legacy the show has had on comic book entertainment and how the show changed their lives in front of and behind the cameras. (FERRARA THEATRE)

3:00 – 3:45PM

COSPLAY & FANFILMS

Check out three of the hottest fan-films including a sneak preview of the newest upcoming episode of Legacy after a Q&A on how to merge cosplay into film. Hosted by Eric “The Smoke” Moran. (ROOM 142)

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Three of the top artists in comics talk about their careers, their craft, the comics business and whatever else might come up. Join Salvador Larroca (Avengers Vs. X-Men; Invincible Iron Man,) Greg Capullo (Batman; Spawn) and Kevin Huizenga (Ganges; Amazing Facts and Beyond) for this pencilpowered panel. Danny Fingeroth (How to Draw Comics from Script to Print DVD) moderates. (ROOM 151)

Join the stars of the TNT show, Mob City, as they talk their time on the Frank Darabont-created neo-noir drama as well as their other projects. Not only has Jon Bernthal survived the mob, he survived cable’s #1 drama, The Walking Dead! Jon will share stories from his days of zombie-killing, along with stories from the hit movie The Wolf of Wall Street. With a strong background on hit TV shows, expect Robert Knepper to remember his days on Prison Break, Heroes & others. Last but not least, another man from Heroes, Milo Ventimiglia will discuss his many projects that have ranged from superheroes, a heartthrob on Gilmore Girls, all the way to Rocky Balboa’s son! All of this, and more, in this exclusive Q&A. (FERRARA THEATRE)

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 142)

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PROGRAMMING 5:00 – 5:45PM

TABLETOP GAME DESIGN WITH TABLETOP GAME DESIGNERS

5:30 – 6:15PM

GRIMM FAIRY TALES ANIMATED

A panel featuring published tabletop game designers local to St. Louis, MO: Aaron Belmer (Sanitarium,) Chris Darden (Dungeon Roll) and Mark Selmeyer (Spin Monkees.) Join these gaming professionals as they discuss current and future trends in tabletop gaming. (ROOM 160)

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 144)

5:30 – 6:15PM

NASA – YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A ROCKET SCIENTIST (ROOM 151)

5:45 – 6:30PM

BRUCE CAMPBELL VERSUS THE AUDIENCE

Best known for his roles on the big screen in cult classics Army of Darkness and Evil Dead, as well as his role as Same Axe in the hit TV series Burn Notice, Bruce Campbell has proven to be a force to be reckoned with as an actor, director and author. Don’t miss your chance to ask him your most interesting questions as he makes an appearance at Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con. (FERRARA THEATRE)

6:00 – 6:45PM

LIFE IN THE ZOMBOCALYPSE

Zombie Squad International is on hand to discuss skills you can acquire now to survive the inevitable zombie apocalypse. Come ready to duck and eat candy. Long live the living. (ROOM 142)

6:00 – 8:00PM

LEGENDS OF THE KNIGHT SCREENING

LEGENDS OF THE KNIGHT weaves together the uplifting true stories of individuals who have overcome devastating obstacles, unselfishly given to the community, and embraced their inner superhero because of their love of Batman. Through the deeply personal tales of Batman fans, writers, and filmmakers, this feature-length documentary explores the power of heroic stories and encourages viewers to find their own path to heroism. Funded by over 1,100 contributors from around the world, LEGENDS OF THE KNIGHT is a return to our childhood dreams of being a hero. Put on your cape, and be inspired! (ROOM 160)

6:30 – 7:15PM

SEX, LOVE AND SUPERHEROES

Would a superhero’s love life be like that of a real world soldier, firefighter, undercover detective, or rock star? Frankly, who wants to date a superhero? They show up late for dates, they run out on you at random times just to go save the world, and they bring danger into your life simply by knowing you. Dr. Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight) explores superheroes’ relationships, the human and superhuman nature of sex and love in capes and tights. (ROOM 144)

6:30 – 7:30PM

RESOURCE ABUNDANCE AND POVERTY IN AMERICAN SCIENCE FICTION FILM AND TELEVISION

Some science fiction stories propose scenarios based on extreme abundance or poverty of resources. Examples are described and trends in those themes and their possible connection to resource availability in the real world are examined. (ROOM 151)

7:15 – 9:15PM

WIZARD WORLD COSTUME CONTEST

Hosted by our very own superhero Eric “The Smoke” Moran, the Wizard World St. Louis 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 and Ivy Doomkitty! Anyone interested in participating can sign-up at the Information booth on Saturday. (FERRARA THEATRE)

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 St. Louis Comic Con After Party, located at Clarkson Jewelers Club, Located in the Edwards Jones Dome.

SUNDAY, APRIL 6 11:30 – 12:15PM

THE HERO’S JOURNEY: EXPLORING STAR WARS, LOTR, HARRY POTTER AND MORE

In this exciting panel we’ll be discussing Joseph Campbell’s The Hero’s Journey and how his analogy fits in with many popular pop culture series. We’ll discuss everything from Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter and more. Join us for a fun time! (ROOM 144)

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11:30 – 12:15PM

HOW TO COLOR COMICS WITH JEFF BALKE

11:30 – 12:15PM

JASON DAVID FRANK MEET AND GREET – PAID EVENT

12:00 – 12:45PM

ONE-ON-TWO WITH THE BOONDOCK SAINTS

12:00 – 12:45PM

BREAKING INTO AND STAYING IN COMICS

12:00 – 12:45PM

INSIDE FIREFLY WITH SUMMER GLAU AND ALAN TUDYK

12:30 – 2:00PM

MARVEL PORTFOLIO REVIEW

With literally millions of colors in their digital palettes, comics colorists have a more challenging job than ever, with the responsibility of adding mood to the stories they work on, while keeping the narrative clear and compelling. Ace color artist Jeff Balke (Grimm Fairy Tales; Charmed) discusses his career and his craft. Includes a DEMONSTRATION OF HOW COMICS ARE COLORED! Moderated by Danny Fingeroth (How to Create Comics From Script to Print.) (ROOM 151)

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 162)

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 St. Louis Comic Con. Join one half of the MacManus brothers and Rocco as they rehash their experiences on set. (ROOM 142)

Come listen to industry veteran Jai Nitz (Green Hornet; Dream Thief) as he tells the pure, unvarnished truth about what artists and writers need to do to break into the comics biz! If you are looking to BREAK IN then this Q&A chat you won’t want to miss! (ROOM 160)

Even series cancelation can’t keep a great sci-fi-western story down! Join Firefly & Serenity stars Summer Glau & Alan Tudyk 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 Nathan Fillion, their careers before/after this cult-classic show & more! (FERRARA THEATRE)

Marvel editor will be conducting portfolio reviews. Here’s what you need to know: • Portfolios will need to be dropped off between the hours of 4:00 - 6:00PM on Friday and 3:00 - 5:00PM on Saturday at the Wizard World Information BOOTH #223 • Portfolios MUST contain your contact information. This includes your full name, cell phone number, and e-mail address. • Portfolio reviews will happen Saturday from 12:30 - 2:00PM and Sunday from 12:30 - 2:00PM in ROOM 162. If you will not or cannot be present at this time, do not leave your portfolio. • Do not leave original work with us. Whatever your portfolio contains, make sure you keep the original work. We cannot be responsible for any lost or misplaced work. • Please respect the Marvel editors time and opinion. • Focus on your sequentials. While cover artwork is important, most new artists are hired to do interiors. • Review sessions are limited to artists only. • Not all submissions will be chosen for review. • PORTFOLIO REVIEW SCHEDULE WILL BE POSTED AT 11AM ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY AT THE WIZARD WORLD INFORMATION BOOTH #223

12:30 – 1:15PM JENN BLAKE: THE MY LITTLE PONY ARTIST EVERY PONY SHOULD KNOW

What you’ve always wanted to know about being a MLP fan and artist, but were afraid to ask! Jenn Blake will be discussing a little bit about herself, her desire to get into comics and how she became involved with My little Pony and IDW Limited! (ROOM 144)

12:30 – 1:15PM

TITANS OF INDEPENDENT COMICS WITH KEVIN HUIZENGA, DAN ZETTWOCH, TED MAY AND SACHA MARDOU

The model of comics creators tethered to one or two major publishers, working on adventures of corporately-owned characters is no longer the only game in town. Many of the top talents in comics work either exclusively on their own material, while others work both sides of the street, alternating independent work with mainstream assignments done in their own distinctive styles. Here, speaking about how they have forged their own paths, are some of the most distinctive creators in comics today: Kevin Huizenga (Ganges; Amazing Facts and Beyond), Dan Zettwoch (Kramer’s Ergot; Nickelodeon

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PROGRAMMING Magazine), Ted May (Injury; Men’s Feelings), and Sacha Mardou (The Sky in Stereo). The panel is moderated by Danny Fingeroth (The Rough Guide to Graphic Novels). (ROOM 151)

1:00 – 3:00PM

LOVE IN THE AIR @ ST. LOUIS 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 140)

1:00 – 1:45PM

VOLTRON: DEFENDING A KID’S UNIVERSE!

Voltron may have been around for 30 years, but the big robot is truly ageless! If you grew up with Voltron and you want to introduce your son or daughter to the Defender of the Universe, be sure to attend this entertaining and kid-friendly Voltron 101 panel hosted by WEP’s Social Media Administrator and creator of RetroBlasting, Michael French. Michael will talk about Voltron’s amazing adventures, the heroes and villains of the series and what’s in store for all Voltron fans in 2014, whether those fans are young or just young at heart! Your child will also have a chance to win some cool kid-friendly Voltron prizes! Let’s! Go! Voltron! Force! at Wizard World in St. Louis! Moderated by Geek Culture Expert and TV Personality Aaron Sagers. (ROOM 142)

1:00 – 1:45PM

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 St. Louis! 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 140)

1:00 – 1:45PM

BIGGER ON THE INSIDE DOCTOR WHO FAN PANEL

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! (FERRARA THEATRE)

1:00 – 1:45PM

WONDER WOMEN OF THE 21ST CENTURY

1:30 – 2:15PM

LIFE HAPPENS: FINDING THE TIME TO WRITE

1:30 – 2:30PM

THE GREEN POWER RANGER POWER HOUR

2:00 – 2:45PM

HOW TO BE A NERD FOR A LIVING (ROOM 140)

2:00 – 2:45PM

ARCH REACTOR

2:00 – 2:45PM

TIME-TRAVELING WITH KAREN GILLAN

2:30 – 3:15PM

WIZARD WORLD KIDS COSTUME CONTEST

2:30 – 3:15PM

WORLD BUILDING FROM THE GROUND UP

3:00 – 3:45PM

SUPERVILLAINS AND PSYCHOLOGY

3:00 – 3:45PM

ONE MAN: NATHAN FILLION

She’s used to hanging out with the Doctor, but for this exclusive St. Louis 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! (FERRARA THEATRE)

Calling all kids ages 10 and under to come out and strut your stuff at the Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con Kids Costume Contest. Hosted by our very own superhero, 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 144)

How do they do it? From The Walking Dead to Hunger Games, writers and series creators thrill us with brand new worlds that are beyond belief. In this workshop, we’ll sit down with four bestselling authors who are paid to make the fantastical seem not only possible - but downright normal. It’s all about setting, mood, characters and maybe a little pixie dust. Featuring discussion from New York Times Bestselling Author Angie Fox, USA Today Bestselling Author Jeannie Lin, Urban Fantasy Author Shawntelle Madison and Young Adult Author Cole Gibsen. (ROOM 151)

Every great superhero faces a rogues gallery full of colorful supervillains. What makes a great supervillain? How evil do they have to be? Do they resemble real criminals in any way? Are they truly insane or just having fun? Dr. Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight) assembles of super-team of experts to explore what it means to be a supervillain and what kind of person could become one: Danny Fingeroth (Superman on the Couch,) Eric Bailey (Henderson State University,) Peter Coogan (Superhero: The Secret Origin of a Genre) and maybe a villain or two. You’ve been warned! (ROOM 142)

Go ahead, name a TV show or movie. Yup, he’s been in it. Now name a song. Wouldn’t you know it, he sang the original. It’s easy to say that Nathan Fillion has done it all. Join the world’s favorite star as he answers questions about his stellar career, ranging from Firefly to Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, Castle to Desperate Housewives and Halo 3 to One Life to Live. Seats will go fast so secure your spot early! (FERRARA THEATRE) *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.

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) and special guest speakers discuss the challenges and obstacles of creating relevant female protagonists. They will divulge not only important discoveries, but relevant discussions about gender in entertainment and pop culture. (ROOM 144)

As writers, we’d love to sleep as late as we want, spend all day - or night - writing, and go to bed whenever we feel like it. In reality, we have day jobs, families, hobbies, and emotions. These can all make it hard to get your dream out into the world. How do you juggle all this with your passion and make your dream a reality? Learn some tricks to keep your sanity while still being productive. (ROOM 151)

Attention children of all-ages, their parents and anyone else that loves karate. Come KICK IT with Jason David Frank in this special hour long karate class. (SHOW STAGE)

Members of St Louis co-op hackerspace Arch Reactor talk about the maker culture and demonstrate some of their creations. Moderated by ComicsOnline.com’s Kevin Gaussoin. (ROOM 142)

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FILM FEST / GAME AREA SCHEDULE

FILM FESTIVAL SCHEDULE PROGRAMMING ROOM 160

Opening Remarks

Transmissions Ghost Light Avarice

HORROR BLOCK 6:15PM 6:29PM 6:57PM 7:11PM 7:21PM 7:36PM

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6:24PM 6:52PM 7:06PM 7:16PM 7:31PM 7:50PM

Jack Attack! Through the Woods Girl at the Door Wrong Lane There Will Be Blocks Strumpet

SATURDAY 4/5 2:00PM – 2:05PM

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2:25PM 2:39PM 2:49PM 3:04PM 3:16PM

Opening Remarks

Kirk v Picard Tea Time Stolen Homework Three Stooges in Stupor Heroes Forever Friends

MUSIC VIDEO BLOCK 3:25PM – 3:30PM 3:35PM – 3:42PM 3:47PM – 3:53PM

CARD GAMES Magic: the Gathering Mini-Masters events on demand all day ($7.00 entry fee) ROLE-PLAYING GAMES Pathfinder Society introductory module – 4:00pm – 8:00pm

SATURDAY 4/5 Come to the game room and celebrate International Tabletop Day! BOARD GAMES Game Library/Open Play/Demos available all day

COMEDY BLOCK 2:05PM 2:30PM 2:44PM 2:54PM 3:09PM

FRIDAY 4/4 BOARD GAMES Game Library/Open Play/Demos available all day

FANTASY BLOCK 5:05PM – 5:16PM 5:21PM – 5:41PM 5:46PM – 6:01PM

PRESENTED BY GAME NITE LOCATED ON THE SHOW FLOOR

FRIDAY 4/4 5:00PM – 5:05PM

GAME AREA SCHEDULE

Go With Me Sad Monster Goodbye Typewriter

ACTION BLOCK 4:00PM – 4:15PM 4:18PM – 4:36PM 4:41PM – 4:50PM

Splinter Cell - Extraction Phoenix Run The Hole

4:45PM – 5:00PM

Awards Ceremony

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

CARD GAMES Magic: the Gathering Mini-Masters events on demand all day ($7.00 entry fee) Magic: the Gathering Booster Draft – 1:00pm ($15.00 entry fee) Yu-Gi-Oh! Battle Box Draft event – 3:00pm ($15.00 entry fee) ROLE-PLAYING GAMES Pathfinder Society introductory module – 12:00pm – 4:00pm Iron Kingdoms RPG introductory module – 12:00pm – 4:00pm Pathfinder Society introductory module – 4:00pm – 8:00pm Iron Kingdoms introductory module – 4:00pm – 8:00pm TABLETOP MINIATURES HeroClix Draft Tournament – 12:00pm ($25.00 entry fee) Warmachine/Hordes demos all day

SUNDAY 4/6 BOARD GAMES Game Library/Open Play/Demos available all day CARD GAMES Magic: the Gathering Mini-Masters events on demand all day ($7.00 entry fee) Android Netrunner Draft event – 12:00pm ($15.00 entry fee) ROLE-PLAYING GAMES Pathfinder Society introductory module – 12:00pm – 4:00pm

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KIDS DAY PROGRAMMING

KIDS DAY: SUNDAY APRIL 6TH KIDS PROGRAMMING: 12:30-1:15PM

JENN BLAKE: THE MY LITTLE PONY ARTIST EVERY PONY SHOULD KNOW

1:00-1:45PM

VOLTRON: DEFENDING A KID’S UNIVERSE!

1:30 – 2:30PM

THE GREEN POWER RANGER POWER HOUR

2:30 – 3:15PM

WIZARD WORLD KIDS COSTUME CONTEST

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

What you’ve always wanted to know about being a MLP fan and artist, but were afraid to ask! Jenn Blake will be discussing a little bit about herself, her desire to get into comics and how she became involved with My little Pony and IDW Limited! (ROOM 144)

Voltron may have been around for 30 years, but the big robot is truly ageless! If you grew up with Voltron and you want to introduce your son or daughter to the Defender of the Universe, be sure to attend this entertaining and kid-friendly Voltron 101 panel hosted by WEP’s Social Media Administrator and creator of RetroBlasting, Michael French. Michael will talk about Voltron’s amazing adventures, the heroes and villains of the series and what’s in store for all Voltron fans in 2014, whether those fans are young or just young at heart! Your child will also have a chance to win some cool kid-friendly Voltron prizes! Let’s! Go! Voltron! Force! at Wizard World in St. Louis! Moderated by Geek Culture Expert and TV Personality Aaron Sagers. (ROOM 142)

Attention children of all-ages, their parents and anyone else that loves karate. Come KICK IT with Jason David Frank in this special hour long karate class. (SHOW STAGE)

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 144)

ON THE SHOW STAGE:

*The Show stage is located on the show floor!

12:30PM - 12:45: Superhero Go! 1:00PM – 2:00PM: Jason David Frank Power Hour 3:00PM – 3:30PM: Children’s Art Demo with Jennifer Blake and

‘My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic’

FIRST 150 KIDS WILL GET A FREE SKETCH DONE BY ARTIST ARTHUR SUYDAM. VISIT ARTHUR AT BOOTH #A20!

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES FACE PAINTING

12:00PM – 4:00PM

Kids Day Booth By The Show Stage

ARTS-N-CRAFTS All Day Sunday

Kids Day Booth By The Show Stage FREE COLOR SHEETS AT THE KIDS DAY BOOTH!

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