CONVENTIONS: Wizard World New Orleans announces programming schedule
Interactive Q&A sessions with stars Stan Lee, Eliza Dushku, WWE® Superstar CM Punk®, Dean Cain and the casts of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and “The Walking Dead” are among the featured programming announced for this weekend’s Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, Friday through Sunday at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Sessions with stars like Michael Madsen, Kevin Eastman, Jason David Frank and others, supplemented by “Creator Spotlights” with leading artists, a screening of Madsen’s film Vice and evening parties on Friday and Saturday further bolster the most diverse panel schedule ever at the event.
Some of the more interesting sessions include:
- Interactive celebrity Q&A’s with Lee, Dushku, Punk, Cain, Madsen, Frank and others.
- Seven cast members of “Star Trek: TNG,” including Jonathan Frakes (Commander William T. Riker), LeVar Burton (Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge), Michael Dorn (Lieutenant Worf), Marina Sirtis (Counselor Deanna Troi), Brent Spiner (Lt. Commander Data), Gates McFadden (Dr. Beverly Crusher) and John de Lancie (Q). This is a paid event requiring an additional admission.
- “The Walking Dead” stars Norman Reedus, Michael Rooker and Jon Bernthal discuss the popular AMC show.
- Unique, personal meet and greet with Lee (paid event).
- “Star Trek: TNG” breakout sessions featuring select actors from the series.
- Screening of the feature film Vice, with brief Q&A with star Madsen
- “Creator Spotlights” with industry giants Lee, Eastman, Jesus Saiz, Greg Capullo, Neal Adams and Ethan Van Sciver
- Comprehensive discussions of a wide range of topics from cosplay, special effects, vampires, zombies, the public library, Grimm’s Fairy Tales and more.
- Costume contests for adults (Saturday) and Kids (Sunday).
- Kids Day on Sunday, with a full slate of activities specially designed for the youngsters.
Unless noted, programming events take place in the designated General Programming Rooms on the second floor of the Morial Convention Center. Most are included as part of standard Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con admission; VIP tickets or additional costs may apply to ensure access to select activities. Seating for panels is strictly limited and available on a first come first serve basis and each room will be cleared between panels. Programming subject to change; attendees should check the schedule board on site and the Wizard Cons smartphone app for updates.
A full list of Wizard World New Orleans programming is below; further details on each at http://www.wizardworld.com/programming-neworleans.html (subjects, guests, times and rooms subject to change):
Friday, November 30
5:30 – 6:15pm Portfolio Review With David Macho (Booth #1031)
6:00 – 6:45pm Stan Lee Meet And Greet – Paid Event (Room 264)
8:00 – 11:00pm Wizard World Cosplay Drink & Draw (The Metropolitan @ 310 Andrew Higgins Dr.)
Saturday, December 1
11:00 – 11:45am Gates McFadden, Jonathan Frakes & Michael Dorn Q&A (Room 265)
11:00 – 11:45am Dean Cain Q&A (Room 272)
11:00 – 11:45am Cosplay 101 (Room 275)
11:00 – 11:45am The Artist’s Life (Room 279)
12:00 – 12:45pm Eliza Dushku Q&A (Room 265)
12:00 – 12:45pm Designing The Next Star Trek Television Show (Room 272)
12:00 – 12:45pm Basic Mold Making For Props And Special Effects Make-Up (Room 275)
12:30 – 1:15pm Stan Lee Meet And Greet – Paid Event (Room 264)
12:00 – 12:45pm Creator Spotlight: Jesus Saiz (Room 279)
1:00 – 2:00pm Portfolio Review With David Macho (Room 263)
1:00 – 1:45pm The Boondock Saints Q&A (Room 265)
1:00 – 1:45pm Vampire Lore And Other Urban Myths And Legends W/Dr. Rebecca Housel (Room 272)
1:00 – 1:45pm Starfleet – Beam Up! (Room 275)
1:00 – 1:45pm Zenescope: Grimm Fairy Tales Gets Busy And Animated In 2013 (Room 279)
2:00 – 2:45pm Kevin Sorbo Q&A (Room 272)
2:00 – 2:45pm 50 Years In The Tardis: The Many Faces Of Doctor Who (Room 275)
2:00 – 2:45pm David Mack: Creative Process Spotlight On Daredevil & Kabuki (Room 279)
3:00 – 3:45pm Creator Spotlight: Stan Lee (Room 265)
3:00 – 3:45pm WWE® Superstar CM Punk® Q&A (Room 272)
3:00 – 3:45pm Getting Graphic In The Library (Room 275)
3:00 – 3:45pm Star Trek: TNG Enterprise Bridge Restoration (Room 279)
4:00 – 4:45pm Stan Lee Heroes And Psychology (Room 265)
4:00 – 4:45pm Jason David Frank: Power Ranger Q&A (Room 272)
4:00 – 4:45pm From Concept To Page (Room 275)
4:00 – 5:45pm Silver Circle Screening And Q&A (Room 279)
5:00 – 5:45pm Creator Spotlight: Kevin Eastman (Room 272)
5:00 – 5:45pm Saving The Day: Ghostbusters Propping And Franchising (Room 275)
5:30 – 7:00pm Star Trek: The Next Generation 25th Anniversary Reunion – Paid Event (Room 265)
6:00 – 8:00pm Vice Screening W/Introduction By Michael Madsen (Room 272)
6:00 – 6:45pm Grimm Fairy Tales: What Your Mother Didn’t Tell You (Room 275)
6:00 – 6:45pm Artists Of The New 52 With Greg Capullo, Jesus Saiz & Ethan Van Sciver (Room 279)
7:00pm – 9:00pm Wizard World Adult Costume Contest (Room 265 / Cosplay Parade, Final Round & Winners Announced At The Metropolitan: 310 Andrew Higgins Dr.)
7:00 – 7:45pm The End Of The World Is Only The Beginning: Preparing For The Zombie Apocalypse (Room 279)
9:00pm – 2:00am Wizard World Masquerade Party (Metropolitan: 310 Andrew Higgins Dr.)
Sunday, December 2
11:00 – 11:45am John De Lancie Q&A (Room 265)
11:00 – 11:45am Storytelling With Michael Golden: Taking It To The Next Level (Room 279)
12:00 – 12:45pm Michael Madsen Q&A (Room 265)
12:00 – 12:45pm Breaking In Without Breaking Ties (Room 279)
1:00 – 1:45pm The Walking Dead Q&A W/Norman Reedus, Michael Rooker And Jon Bernthal (Room 265)
1:00 – 1:45pm Hound Kids Presents Border-Pups: Crashbat And Super Space Sheriffs Book Reading (Room 272)
1:00 – 1:45pm Creator Spotlight: Greg Capullo (Room 279)
2:00 – 2:45pm Levar Burton, Marina Sirtis And Brent Spiner Q&A (Room 265)
2:00 – 2:45pm Wizard World Kids Costume Contest (Room 272)
2:00 – 2:45pm Creator Spotlight: The Adams Family (Room 279)
3:00 – 3:45pm Batman And Psychology (Room 265)
3:00 – 3:45pm Meet The 501st Legion (Room 272)
3:00 – 3:45pm Creator Spotlight: Ethan Van Sciver (Room 279)
4:00 – 4:45pm Kenny Klein In Concert (Room 272)
*Seating for panels is strictly limited and available on a first served basis. each room will be cleared before panels.
Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, produced by Wizard World, Inc. (WIZD.PK), will bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, comics, toys, video gaming, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Admission is free for kids 10 and under, and Sunday, Dec. 2, is “Kids Day,” with an array of programming specially designed for children.
Event hours are Friday, Nov. 30, 4-8 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 1, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
For more on the 2012 Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/home-neworleans.html.
About Wizard World:
Wizard World produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking. The events often feature celebrities from movies and TV, artists and writers, and events such as premieres, gaming tournaments, panels, and costume contests.
The full event schedule can be found at www.wizardworld.com.
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