Question-and-answer sessions with top celebrities like Stan Lee, Henry Winkler and Eliza Dushku, evening parties, meet-and-greets, adult and kids costume contests, movies and an array of comics and pop culture themed panels comprise the robust featured programming schedule at the inaugural Wizard World Nashville Comic Con, October 18-20 at the Music City Center. Most programming is included as part of the standard event admission.

Some of the highlights of the schedule include:

  • Interactive Q&A sessions with Lee, Winkler, Dushku, James Marsters, Bruce Campbell, WWE® Superstar Daniel Bryan®, Billy Dee Williams, Jason David Frank and others
  • Dual panels featuring Boondock Saints stars Sean Patrick Flanery and David Della Rocco
  • Informative discussions with noted comics creators Michael Golden, Danny Fingeroth and others
  • Evening parties on Friday (“Wizard World Nashville Kick Off Party”) and Saturday (“Official Wizard World Nashville Comic Con After Party)
  • Costume contests for adults (Saturday) and kids (Sunday)
  • Wizard World Comic Con Film Festival, featuring the winning shorts and music videos in the inaugural competition
  • Screening of the cult classic film Army of Darkness, hosted by Campbell
  • Superman-themed panels with author Larry Tye (Superman: The High-Flying History of America’s Most Enduring Hero) and Dean Cain, Neal Adams and Fingeroth
  • Video gaming tournaments
  • Meet-and-greets with Lee, Frank, Kevin Sorbo, and a yoga class led by Sara Underwood (paid events)
  • Kids Day (Sunday), with an array of kids and family activities designed just for the younger set
  • Unless noted, programming events take place in the designated General Programming Rooms at the Music City Center. VIP tickets or additional costs may apply to ensure access to select activities, as noted.

A full list of Wizard World Nashville Comic Con programming is below; further details on each at http://www.wizardworld.com/programming-nashville.html (subjects, guests, times and rooms subject to change):

Friday, Oct. 18
4:00 – 4:45pm Super Secrets With Larry Tye (Room 202)
4:30 – 5:15pm Stan Lee Meet And Greet – Paid Event (Room 203)
5:00 – 5:45pm Words Create Worlds (Room 202)
6:00 – 6:45pm Breaking Into And Staying In Comics (Room 202)
6:00 – 6:45pm Bruce Campbell Versus The Audience (Room 207)
7:00 – 7:45pm Costumes + Playing = Cosplay! So What Does That Actually Mean? (Room 202)
6:45 – 8:30pm Army Of Darkness Screening (Room 207)
8:00pm –close Wizard World Nashville Kick Off Party: This Is Nashville 2013! (The Mercy Lounge, 1 Cannery Row, Nashville)

Saturday, October 19
11:00 – 11:45am No Budget Filmmaking 101 (Room 201)
11:00 – 11:45am Country Music And Comics (Room 202)
11:00am – 11:45pm Jason David Frank Meet And Greet – Paid Event (Room 203)
11:00 – 11:45am Vampire Lore And Other Urban Myths And Legends W/Dr. Rebecca Housel (Room 205)
11:00 – 11:45am Doctor Who: 50th Anniversary Fan Panel (Room 207)
11:00 – 11:45am VIPs Of Self-Publishing (Room 201)
12:00 – 1:00pm Classic Animation (Room 202)
12:00 – 12:45pm Project Urban Legend (Room 205)
12:00 – 12:45pm One-On-One With Eliza Dushku (Room 207)
12:00 – 1:15pm How To Write Comics With Danny Fingeroth (Room 208)
1:00 – 1:45pm Cosplay And Fanfilms (Room 201)
1:00 – 2:00pm Breaking Into Comics With UcreateComics (Room 202)
1:00 – 1:45pm Civil Rights In Comics (Room 205)
1:00 – 1:45pm One-On-One With James Marsters (Room 207)
1:30 – 2:15pm The Art Of Cartoon Animation & Production With Animator/Director Tom Cook (Room 208)
2:00 – 5:00pm The Wizard World Film Festival (Room 201)
2:00 – 2:45pm Stepping Up Your Trek Costumes (Room 202)
2:00 – 2:45pm Crossing The Line (Room 205)
2:00 – 2:45pm One-On-One With Stan Lee (Room 207)
2:30-3:45pm Voice Acting With Jason Marsden (Room 208)
3:00 – 3:45pm Super Power Beat Down (Room 202)
3:00 – 3:45pm Film Making In The Digital Age (Room 205)
3:00 – 3:45pm 75th Anniversary Of Superman (Room 207)
4:00 – 4:45pm American Splendor: Harvey Pekar’s Legacy (Room 202)
4:00 – 4:45pm One-On-One With Jason David Frank: Power Ranger (Room 205)
4:00 – 4:45pm One-On-One With Billy Dee Williams (Room 207)
4:00 – 4:45pm Inking Tools, Textures, Techniques And Working With A Brush (Room 208)
5:00 – 5:45pm Acting, Roles And Imagination With 8-Bit Players (Room 201)
5:00 – 5:45pm Heroine Addict (Room 202)
5:00 – 5:45pm Dead Fans Walking (Room 205)
5:00 – 5:45pm Batman And Psychology (Room 207)
5:00 – 5:45pm Clay Model Sculpture And Mold-Making (Room 208)
6:00 –6:45pm Kevin Sorbo Meet And Greet – Paid Event (Room 201)
6:00-6:45pm Comic Geeks (Room 202)
6:00-6:45pm The Real World Implications Of A Zombie Apocalypse (Room 205)
6:30 – 8:30pm Wizard World Adult Costume Contest (Room 207)
7:00 –7:45pm Bobby Cannon Screening With Kevin Sorbo – Paid Event (Room 201)
7:00 – 8:00pm Sara Underwood Yoga Class – Paid Event (Room 204)
8:30pm – 3:00am Official Wizard World Nashville Comic Con After Party (Coyote Ugly, 154 2nd Ave N. Nashville

Sunday, October 20
10:30am -11:15am 501st And Rebel Legion Costuming (Room 205)
11:00am – 11:45am Jason David Frank Meet And Greet – Paid Event (Room 203)
11:30am –12:15pm Time Traveling: Adventures In A Delorean Time Machine (Room 201)
11:30am – 12:15pm Will Eisner’s “contract With God” At 35 (Room 202)
11:30am – 12:15pm One-On-Two With The Boondock Saints (Room 205)
11:30 – 12:15pm Drawn To Disney (Room 208)
12:30 – 3:30pm The Wizard World Film Festival (Room 201)
12:30 – 1:15pm Breaking Into Comics With Ucreatecomics (Room 202)
12:30 – 1:15pm WWE® Superstar Daniel Bryan® (Room 205)
12:30 – 1:15pm Storytelling With Michael Golden (Room 208)
1:30 – 2:15pm Supervillains And Psychology (Room 202)
1:30 – 2:15pm One-On-One With Henry Winkler (Room 205)
1:30 – 2:15pm U Cre-8 Comics Presents: Character Crafters (Room 208)
2:00 – 3:00pm The Green Power Ranger Power Hour (Room 207)
2:30 – 3:15pm Wizard World Kids Costume Contest (Room 202)
2:30 – 3:15pm One-On-One With Ray Park (Room 205)
2:30 – 3:15pm Research For Your Book (Room 208)

Note that seating for panels is strictly limited and available on a first served basis. We do not clear panel rooms unless you are seated in a section that is marked with a sign at the end of the row reading: “Row Will Be Cleared At The End Of Each Panel.”

Wizard World Comic Con events 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. Wizard World Nashville Comic Con show hours are Friday, Oct. 18, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 19, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Nashville Comic Con is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed – will roam the convention floor, often stopping by the Cosplay Stage, the ideal place to see and be seen.

For more on the 2013 Wizard World Nashville Comic Con, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/home-nashville.html.

About Wizard World:
Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD) 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.

Wizard World 2013 Schedule
October 18-20 – Wizard World Nashville Comic Con
November 22-24 – Wizard World Austin Comic Con

Wizard World 2014 Schedule
January 24-26 – Wizard World Portland Comic Con
February 7-9 – Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con
March 7-9 – Wizard World Sacramento Comic Con
March 28-30 – Wizard World Louisville Comic Con
April 4-6 – Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con
May 2-4 – Wizard World Minneapolis Comic Con
May 30-June 1 – Wizard World Atlanta Comic Con
June 19-22 – Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con
August 1-3 – Wizard World San Antonio Comic Con
August 21-24 – Wizard World Chicago Comic Con
September 12-14 – Wizard World Richmond Comic Con
September 26-28 – Wizard World Nashville Comic Con
October 11-12 – Wizard World Austin Comic Con
October 31-November 2 – Wizard World Ohio Comic Con
November 7-9 – Wizard World Tulsa Comic Con

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