I’m excited to announce that, once again, I will be attending the Philly Comic Con as press. Recently, Wizard World released their full programming list. Check out my top picks below. Unfortunately, I will not be there until Saturday, so I will miss the earlier events.
7-10PM Kick Off Party at the Hard Rock Cafe-Tickets are $25. Admission includes a walk on the red carpet, complimentary appetizers and buffet, and the opportunity to meet celebrities. Celebrities who will be attending include include Michael Rooker, Lou Ferrigno, Vincent Young, and Chris 51. You can buy your ticket here.
6:30-7:45PM Wayward Pines Premiere Episode Screening, followed by a Q&A with M. Night Shyamalan (Room 108)
7:30PM Wizard World Comic Con Exclusive Advanced Screening of Mad Max: Fury Road (Visit the Daily News booth on the exhibition floor for more info.)
8:30PM-12AM Comic Con Casino Night and Mad Max After Party at the SugarHouse Casino-This event is free to those with a Wizard World wristband. The party includes complimentary appetizers, cocktails, $25 match play credit, $15 bonus play credit, and free Craps lessons.
3-3:45PM Adrian Paul Panel (Room 103A)
3PM Wizard World Gaming Presents: Mortal Kombat X Tournament-The entry fee is $5.
4-5:30PM-Marvel Portfolio Review (Room 104)-If you are an aspiring artist, bring your portfolio with you to the convention.
4:30-5:15PM-How to Write Comics with Spider-man’s Tom DeFalco, Hulk’s Peter David, Billy Dogma’s Dean Haspiel, Archie’s Barbara Slate, and Darkhawk’s Danny Fingeroth (Room 111)-for writers
5-5:45PM Voice Actor Panel with Charles Martinet and Matthew Mercer (Room 103A)
5-5:30PM Pictionary (Show Stage)-The audience (you!) can team up with artists to play. I love games. This really sounds fun.
6-6:30PM Matthew Mercer Meet & Greet (Room 104)
8:30-10:30PM Creator Pro Am: Drink and Draw at the Hard Rock-Compete for prizes. This event is included in your admission. Just show your wristband to be admitted.
11-11:45AM WETA Workshop: Character Creation Through Prosthetics, Hair and Make Up (Room 111)-Make up and effects artist, Warren Dion Smith, will do a real time make up demonstration.
11:30-12:15PM Firefly Panel with Nathan Fillion and Summer Glau (Terrace Ballroom)
12-12:45PM Marvel: Inside the House of Ideas (Room 103A)-Discuss all things Marvel with many people from the company.
12-12:45PM The Sun Devil and the Princess Screening (Room 111)-Check out this Samurai fantasy short film starring Tony Todd.
12:30-1:15PM Harry Potter Panel with James and Oliver Phelps (Room 113)
12:30-1:15PM Lin Shaye Panel (Terrace Ballroom)
1-1:15PM Kelly Frye (The Flash) Panel (Show Stage)
1:30-2:15PM Gotham Panel with Ben McKenzie (Terrace Ballroom)
1:30-2:15 Arrow Panel with Katie Cassidy (Room 113)
2-2:45PM Penn Badgley Panel (Room 103A)
2-2:45PM Charles Martinet Panel (Room 111)
2:30-3:15PM Agent Carter Panel with Hayley Atwell (Terrace Ballroom)
3:30-4:15PM Arrow Panel with Stephen Amell (Terrace Ballroom)
4:30-5:15PM Danny Trejo Panel (Terrace Ballroom)
4:30-5PM Michael Rooker Panel (Room 113)
5-6PM Roger Corman Panel (Room 108)
5:30-6PM Burt Reynolds’ Panel (Room 113)
6-6:45PM Frankie Muniz Panel (Show Stage)
6-9PM Wizard World Costume Contest (Terrace Ballroom)-takes places after the Critical Hit concert.
9PM-2Am Official Wizard World After Party at the Field House-$10 cover
11-11:45AM How to Draw Funny! Panel with Phil Oritz and Jason Yungbluth (Room 107)
12-12:45PM Cary Elwes Panel (Room 113)
3-3:45PM Kids Costume Contest (Show Stage)
5PM Stephen Amell’s Nocking Point Wine Mixer at Union Transfer Philly-This event is not affiliated with WW. However, Amell is obviously corresponding the time frame to work with it. Ticket’s are $100. Admission includes a commemorative wine glass, tasting of wines, cocktails, beers, and appetizers, a Q&A with Stephen Amell and his partner Andrew, live music, and a silent auction. In the past, Amell has posed for photos with fans at these events. It now sounds like you would be incredibly lucky to get a selfie with him. I understand that wine mixers are fancy and typically expensive. Plus you have a celeb, but without the possibility of a photo, this is a bit high for me. I still really want to go though. You can buy a ticket here.
The full programming schedule can be found here.
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