2015 Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con: missemmamm’s Top Programming Picks

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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.

Wednesday, 5/6/2015
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.

Thursday, 5/7/2015
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.

Friday, 5/8/2015
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.

Saturday, 5/9/15
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

Sunday, 5/10/2015
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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Arrow Stars to Shoot into Philly’s Wizard World Comic Con
Meeting Evan Peters
2013 Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con: Q&A with Lost Girl’s Kris Holden-Ried
2012 Wizard World Philly Comic Con: Thor Panel with Chris Hemsworth
2012 Wizard World Philly Comic Con: An Exclusive Interview with Amber Benson

Unboxing: Loot Crate April 2015 Fantasy

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Please watch my above unboxing video. In addition, you can check out the below photos, links and additional info. This month’s box was quite spectacular.

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Loot Crate April 2015 Fantasy Pin
approximately $1
Yes, that value is made up, but I just feel that based on my experience this pinbacks are usually priced around there. This is a neat addition to the set of Loot Crate pins I’m slowly starting to collect.

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Dungeons & Dragons T-Shirt
from dndmerch.com
approximately $12
This particular tee was manufactured by the company Wizards of the Coast. They have many Dungeons & Dragons tees for sale here, starting at $14.95. Their Zazzle store doesn’t feature the exact tee in this box though. I’m going to base the price off of dndmerch.com’s site since theirs is more accurate to the design.

dragon tie
Red & Gold Dragon Bow Tie
from Black Tie Geek
approximate value $14
Their site isn’t up yet. A tie by them that was previously featured in a Loot Crate goes for around $14 on Amazon. This is fun. Not a frequently wearable item, but cool for every once in a while.

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Inflateable Crown
from Loot Crate Labs
approximately $1
I’m basing the above price on buying a dozen from Amazon. This is silly and would be fun to wear around at a renaissance festival or house party when you get in your cups.

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The Princess Bride Playing Cards
from Albino Dragon
$14.99
The main characters from the film are prominently illustrated on this set. I don’t think a deck of cards should cost almost $15, but if you were going to buy this anyway, then these are basically almost equal to the price of the entire box. They are very nice cards though. I just wouldn’t personally pay more than $10 for them.

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Harry Potter 9 3/4 Bag Tag
from Bioworld
$11.76
In the video, I said this would probably sell for around $10, I was so close. This is a very nice, large PVC luggage tag. I’m not even a Potterhead and I appreciate how well made it is. Definitely worth the retail price.

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Game of Thrones Stark Sigil USB Drive
from CustomUSB
approximately $17
This is a 4GB drive. It was manufactured exclusively for Loot Crate. The shinier 8GB drive that is from the same company retails for about $34, so I’m giving this one a value of half of that price. In the video above, I mention that USB drives typically go for around $8-$12 around here. However, this is a themed drive, so it would cost more. This is one of my favorite items in the box!

got magnets
Game of Thrones House Sigil Magnet Set
from Dark Horse
approximately $9.99
The above GOT magnet set is very similar to this one, but includes 3 more magnets. My guess at a price of these in the video was $6, so if you factor in the extra magnets in the set above, I’m probably pretty spot on. I’m going to leave it at $9.99 though, because this particular set isn’t currently listed online. I really like these. I’m not super into magnets at this point in my life, but they are definitely fun. You can’t go wrong with anything Game of Thrones related when it comes to me.

april box empty

Actual Price
$19.95

Approximate Retail Value
$81.74

I’d definitely recommend this month’s Loot Crate. Everything was up my alley. It’s a great monetary value and a great value for me because I actually like the items.

If you are interested in signing up for Loot Crate, please use my referral link here.

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Unboxing: Loot Crate Play February 2015
2013 Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con: Awesome Cosplayers-with Game of Thrones cosplayers

Arrow Stars to Shoot into Philly’s Wizard World Comic Con

photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images
photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

As you may recall, I’m a huge fan of the annual Philadelphia Wizard World Comic Con. This year, I’m as excited as ever. The wonderfully fun to watch stars of the CW’s Arrow are on the guest list. Yes, both Arrow (Stephen Amell) and Laurel herself (Katie Cassidy) will be appearing!

oliver queen makeup

If you haven’t checked out Arrow yet, I’d recommend doing so ASAP. This superhero show does get suspenseful, but isn’t always serious. You gotta love a show in which multiple characters know the lead’s secret identity, which is mainly covered by green eye makeup.

oliver queen eyes

Amell is able to portray Oliver Queen skillfully in both the present and in flashbacks, when he was still a spoiled rich boy. Not to worry, he’s not really like that anymore, due to “5 YEARS ON THE ISLAND!” Oliver, aka the Arrow, aka the Hood is one hell of a vigilante. His parkour game is on point.

laurel

Katie Cassidy plays attorney Laurel Lance. She’s one tough cookie. Of course, Oliver and Laurel have a history. It’s awesome to be able to watch Ms. Cassidy regularly. I’ve been a fan of hers since her role in the Black Christmas remake.

Getting the chance to meet two of the fab stars of Arrow is definitely one of my top reasons for attending the Philly Wizard World show this year. It could only get better if Diggle were enlisted.

You can find out more about the upcoming Philadelphia Wizard World Comic Con here. This year, it runs May 7-10th. For info about all of Wizard World’s conventions, go here.

You may also enjoy:
Meeting Evan Peters
2013 Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con: Awesome Cosplayers
2013 Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con: Q&A with Lost Girl’s Kris Holden-Ried
2012 Wizard World Philly Comic Con: My Favorite Costumes
2012 Wizard World Philly Comic Con: Thor Panel with Chris Hemsworth
2012 Wizard World Philly Comic Con: An Exclusive Interview with Amber Benson