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  • Dark Horse Announces Wizard World Portland 2015 Schedule

    Press Release:

    DARK HORSE ANNOUNCES WIZARD WORLD PORTLAND 2015 SCHEDULE!

    WIZARD WORLD COMIC CON 2015
    DARK HORSE COMICS * BOOTH 109

    Join Dark Horse Comics at Wizard World Comic Con! We’ll be at the booth handing out giveaways and offering free signings with comics creators! Come check out our comics, books, and products for sale!

    Special appearance in the Dark Horse booth from our friends at Happymatic Photo Booth! Come by with your friends or in cosplay and get your picture taken as a souvenir – for FREE!

    SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

    Certain restrictions may apply. All events are subject to change.

    SIGNINGS

    Below are featured comics and the writers and artists who will be signing them. Free comics, prints, or posters will be available at each signing while supplies last. Comics will also be available for sale (availability pending).

    Buffy 11FRIDAY, JANUARY 23

    6:00 p.m.–6:50 p.m. BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, ANGEL & FAITH Christos Gage, Rebekah Isaacs

    SATURDAY, JANUARY 24

    10:30 a.m.–11:15 a.m. BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, ANGEL & FAITH Christos Gage, Rebekah Isaacs

    12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m. MASS EFFECT Jeremy Barlow

    2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. LADY KILLER Joëlle Jones, Jamie S. Rich

    3:45 p.m.–4:30 p.m. MISFITS OF AVALON Kel McDonald

    SUNDAY, JANUARY 25

    12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m. PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES Jeremy Vanhoozer (franchise creative director at PopCap Games), Paul Tobin, Ron Chan

    1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m. BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, ANGEL & FAITH Christos Gage, Rebekah Isaacs

    2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. BANDETTE, COLDER, PROMETHEUS, THE WITCHER Paul Tobin, Colleen Coover (Bandette)

    PANELS

    FRIDAY, JANUARY 23

    Getting Respect: Comics Go to College with Dark Horse’s Diana Schutz, Too Much Coffee Man’s Shannon Wheeler, PSU’s Susan Kirtley, and PSU’s Jon Holt

    Room: C120
    Time: 6:30 p.m.–7:15 p.m.
    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, and 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 Diana Schutz (longtime Dark Horse executive editor and instructor at Portland Community College), Shannon Wheeler (creator of Too Much Coffee Man and instructor at Portland State College of the Arts), Susan Kirtley (director of rhetoric and composition at Portland State University; author of Lynda Barry: Girlhood through the Looking Glass), and Jon Holt (assistant professor of Japanese literature and manga at Portland State University). The panel is moderated by Danny Fingeroth (Superman on the Couch, Disguised as Clark Kent).

    SATURDAY, JANUARY 24

    Buffy Birthday Party!

    Room: C120
    Time: 1:30 p.m.–2:15 p.m.
    Dark Horse Comics is hosting a party celebrating Buffy Summers’s birthday (just a bit belatedly—her birthday is January 19)! At this special panel, there will be Buffy trivia, Buffy “Hush” Pictionary, and more—fun times with PRIZES! Plus, find out what it’s like to continue the Whedonverse in comics with Dark Horse editor Sierra Hahn, writer Christos Gage, and artist Rebekah Isaacs! Happy birthday, Buffy!

    Dark Horse Manga: An Afternoon with Carl Horn
    Room: C123
    Time: 2:30 p.m.–3:15 p.m.
    Dark Horse’s history with Japanese comics can be traced back to the company’s earliest years, with a legacy that includes such legendary series as Oh My Goddess!, Lone Wolf and Cub, Berserk, and many more! Today the publisher continues to print some of the industry’s best-selling titles, including Neon Genesis Evangelion, Oreimo: Kuroneko, Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, Satoshi Kon’s Opus, Unofficial Hatsune Mix (as seen on David Letterman), and the works of the creative powerhouse CLAMP. Join Dark Horse’s resident manga guru and editor extraordinaire, Carl Horn, for a look at the past, present, and future of manga at Dark Horse!

    Dark Horse Builds Characters
    Room: C120
    Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:15 p.m.
    Dark Horse Comics kicks off 2015 at Wizard World, right here in Portland! Join Dark Horse president and publisher Mike Richardson, editor in chief Scott Allie, publicist Aub Driver, and special guests for a sneak peek at some of the year’s most newsworthy comics and programs, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Archie vs. Predator, The Strain, and more!

    SUNDAY, JANUARY 25

    Plants vs. Zombies!
    Room: C120
    Time: 1:30 p.m.–2:15 p.m.

    Ready your PEASHOOTERS! Dark Horse Comics brought you the official Plants vs. Zombies comic series as well as The Art of Plants vs. Zombies, released in a partnership with PopCap Games, creators of the smash-hit video game. Now meet some of the people behind these hilarious, all-ages, action-filled zombie romps—Jeremy Vanhoozer, creative director of Plants vs. Zombies at PopCap; Paul Tobin, PVZ writer; PVZ artist Ron Chan; and Dark Horse PVZ editor Philip Simon!

    Meet Michael Golden, Some Portland Trail Blazers, and More at Wizard World Portland 2015

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    Press Release:

    MICHAEL GOLDEN MEETS THE TRAIL BLAZERS!

    (A Comic Con Night to Remember)

    PORTLAND, OR – Call it a little “February” Madness, but with the Wizard Portland Comic Con approaching like a full court press, the area’s leading pop culture show isn’t letting any lead up time idle, tapping slam dunk artist Michael Golden (“Fantastic Four,” “Deadpool”) as the shooter creating an amazing art piece featuring five of the Portland Trail Blazers most recognizable players.  

    This combination of the all star talent turned into a great promotion for both Wizard and the Trail Blazers, with 20,000 copies of the Golden poster printed and  given to all attendees of the Miami Heat vs. Portland Trail Blazers game Thursday 1/8/15!

    The five players dominating the Portland skyline are: holding the W, Nicolas Batum; holding the moon, Wesley Matthews; holding Rip City, Robin Lopez; holding the Earth, LaMarcus Aldridge; holding Trail Blazers, Damian Lillard.

    It was all part of Comic Con Night at the Trail Blazers game, as professional cosplayers were roaming the stands and cheering the Trail Blazers on with the fans, as they went on to beat the Heat 99-83. 

    But the shot clock hasn’t timed out on the fun!

    Along with the artist of this exclusive piece, Michael Golden—who will be at the Wizard Portland show to sign the poster for those 20K fans who received one—all those attending Wizard Portland Comic Con can meet a variety of amazing talent, including Punisher artist Mike Zeck, writer/editor Renee Witterstaetter (of “She-Hulk” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” comics), actors such as Stephen Amell from “Arrow,” Bruce Campbell from “Evil Dead,” and a number of “The Walking Dead” cast members including  Michael Rooker (also in the film, “Guardians of the Galaxy”).

    In addition, fans can also meet some of the Trail Blazers at Wizard World Comic Con Portland. And again, get those posters signed! 

    Now that’s a scoring opportunity!

    The show takes place January 23-25. For more details visit:   http://www.wizardworld.com/portland.html

    Dark Horse Will Have Big Presence At Wizard World Portland Comic Con 2014

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    Press Release:

    Award-Winning Publisher Dark Horse Will Have Big Presence At Wizard World Portland Comic Con, January 24-26

    Top-5 Premier Publisher Will Create Exclusive Comic Book For Attendees, Host Booth And Programming Panels At Oregon Convention Center

    PORTLAND, Ore., January 2, 2014 – Dark Horse, bridging the gap between the best licensed and original comics work from the industry’s top talent, will make their debut at Wizard World Portland Comic Con, January 24-26 at the Oregon Convention Center. The Oregon-based Premier Publisher, which produces such notable titles as Tomb Raider, Mass Effect, Halo, Terminator, Serenity, Star Wars, Hellboy, and Conan, will be appearing at Portland Comic Con for the first time.

    Located in nearby Milwaukie, Ore., Dark Horse will feature several of its top creators signing at its booth including Christos Gage (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Eric Powell (The Goon) and more! Dark Horse will host three panels throughout the show, with details to be announced shortly!

    Additionally, fans will enjoy special exclusive items produced by Dark Horse and available for the first time at Wizard World Portland Comic Con! Visitors to the Dark Horse booth (#201) can check out new and classic offerings as well as giveaways throughout the event.

    “Dark Horse is one of the premier publishers in the industry today,” said John Macaluso, Wizard World CEO. “What makes them unique is many of their properties, including Hellboy, have been seen on the big screen. And knowing that Hellboy’s Ron Perlman is attending, and Dark Horse is located in Portland, there are so many synergies that make this work. It is exciting for the fans, vendors, and everyone involved.”

    “After Wizard World’s impressive first year in Portland, we knew Dark Horse would enthusiastically join the 2014 line up of exhibitors” said Dark Horse president and publisher, Mike Richardson. “We’ve got one of our biggest years yet coming in in 2014, and what better place to kick it off than right here in our own backyard.”

    Norman Reedus of “The Walking Dead,” “Star Trek’s” “Captain Kirk” William Shatner, WWE® Superstar CM Punk® and Eisner Award Hall of Famer Stan Lee are among the top celebrities scheduled to attend Wizard World Portland Comic Con.  The standout roster will also include Ron Perlman of Hellboy, Robert Englund (“Freddy Kruger” of A Nightmare on Elm Street), Bruce Campbell of Evil Dead, pop culture icons Billy Dee Williams (The Empire Strikes Back, Brian’s Song) and Adam West (“Batman”), Nicholas Brendan (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and many others.

    It is the first of 16 events currently scheduled in the 2014 series produced by Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) and will also feature a top-drawer collection of well-known artists and writers and a variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions. Wizard World Portland Comic Con show hours are Friday, Jan. 24, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 25, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 26, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    For more on the 2014 Wizard World Portland Comic Con, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/home-portland.html.

    About Dark Horse

    Founded by Mike Richardson in 1986, behind the concept of establishing an ideal atmosphere for creative professionals, Dark Horse Comics (www.darkhorse.com) has grown to become the third-largest comics publisher in the United States and is acclaimed internationally for the quality and diversity of its line. By attracting the top talent in the field, Dark Horse Comics continues to change the shape of the industry and grow its brand throughout the world.

    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 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 2-4 – Wizard World Austin Comic Con
    October 31-November 2 – Wizard World Ohio Comic Con
    November 7-9 – Wizard World Tulsa Comic Con
    November 21-23 – Wizard World Reno Comic Con

    Wizard World Portland Comic Con 2014 Welcomes Comic Creators Zeck, Cheung, Sandoval, Adams, Ramos, Etc.

    January 16, 2014 by  
    Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Oregon

    Press Release:

    Mike Zeck, Jim Cheung, Rafa Sandoval, Neal Adams, Humberto Ramos Headline Superstar Comic Creators At Wizard World Portland Comic Con, January 24-26 2014

    George Pérez, David Marquez, Jim Valentino, Mike Allred, Matt Wagner, Arthur Suydam, Eric Powell, Michael Golden, 150+ Artists And Writers, Including 15 Eisner Award Winners At Pop Culture Festival At Oregon Convention Center

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    PORTLAND, Ore., January 10, 2014 – A world-class roster of more than 150 comics artists and writers, including notables Mike Zeck (“Spider-Man,” “Punisher”), Jim Cheung (“Avengers vs. X-Men,” “Iron Man”), Rafa Sandoval (“Catwoman,” “Ultimate Hawkeye”), Neal Adams (“Batman,” “Green Lantern”) and Humberto Ramos (“Amazing Spider-Man,” “Impulse”), will be on hand at Wizard World Portland Comic Con, January 24-26 at the Oregon Convention Center. A total of 15 winners of the prestigious Eisner Award are among the scheduled attendees.

    Fans can meet the creators, commission original art, have pieces signed, and attend many programming sessions featuring the leaders in the comics industry all weekend.

    In addition to Hall of Famers Adams and Stan Lee, Eisner winners on hand at Portland Comic Con include Adams, Laura Allred (“Madman,” “Daredevil”), Mike Allred (“Thor,” “X-Men”), Kurt Busiek (“Astro City,” “JLA”), Jonathan Case (“Dear Creature,” “Green River Killer”), Tyler Crook (“B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth: Monsters,” “Petrograd”), Steve Lieber (“Detective Comics,” “Hawkman”), Kevin Maguire (“Justice League,” “Batman Confidential”), George Pérez (“Superman,” “Crisis on Infinite Earths”), Eric Powell (“The Goon,” “Hellboy”), Paul Tobin (“Bandette,” “LotDK”), Matt Wagner (“Grendel,” “Batman”), Shannon Wheeler (“Too Much Coffee Man,” “Oil and Water” and Douglas Wolk (“Judge Dredd: Mega City Two,” “Reading Comics”). Ten other Eisner nominees will also dot the star-studded Artist Alley.

    Other top creators scheduled to appear are David Marquez (“Ultimate Spider-Man,” “Fantastic Four: Season One”), Jim Valentino (“Image Comics,” “ShadowHawk”), “Zombie King” Arthur Suydam (“Marvel Zombies,” “Army of Darkness”), Michael Golden (“Batman,” “Hulk”), Greg Horn (“Marvel: War of Heroes” iPhone app, “Walt Disney”) and Tyler Kirkham (“Action Comics,” “Superboy”).

    Adams has also drawn an exclusive variant cover of Miracleman #1. Marvel Comics and Wizard World have announced a program by which VIP attendees will receive a free copy of the color version (limited to 3,000 copies), and the black & white version will be available for sale at the Wizard World Store on the convention floor (limited to 2,500 copies).

    Norman Reedus of “The Walking Dead,” “Star Trek’s” “Captain Kirk” William Shatner, WWE® Superstar CM Punk®, Ron Perlman of Hellboy and many other celebrities will attend the first of 16 events currently scheduled in the 2014 series produced by Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD). Also featuring a variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions, this marks the second Wizard World Portland Comic Con following a successful debut in Feb. 2013.

    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, cosplay, comics, toys, video gaming, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more.  Wizard World Portland Comic Con show hours are Friday, Jan. 24, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 25, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 26, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    For more on the 2014 Wizard World Portland Comic Con, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/home-portland.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 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 2-4 – Wizard World Austin Comic Con
    October 31-November 2 – Wizard World Ohio Comic Con
    November 7-9 – Wizard World Tulsa Comic Con
    November 21-23 – Wizard World Reno Comic Con

    Wizard World Portland Comic Con 2014 Programming Highlights Include Stan Lee, William Shatner, and Bruce Campbell

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    Press Release:

    Q&A Sessions With Stan Lee, William Shatner, Bruce Campbell, Evening Parties, Meet-And-Greets, Costume Contests Highlight Programming At Wizard World Portland Comic Con

    WWE® Superstar CM Punk®, Michael Rooker, Ray Park, Billy Dee Williams Q&A’s, ‘Hollywood Confidential’ Symposium, Pub Crawl, Comics Creator Sessions, Film Festival, Evening Parties, ‘Kids Day’ Among Full Three Days Of Panels And Events

    PORTLAND, Ore., January 14, 2014 – Question-and-answer sessions with top celebrities like Stan Lee, Bruce Campbell, William Shatner and WWE® Superstar CM Punk®, meet-and-greets, adult and kids costume contests, film festival and an array of comics and pop culture themed panels comprise the robust featured programming schedule at Wizard World Portland Comic Con, Jan. 24-26 at the Oregon Convention 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 (Sat., 1:30 p.m..), Campbell (Sat., 5:45 p.m.), Shatner (Sat., 2 p.m.), Punk (Fri., 6:30 p.m.), Michael Rooker (Sat., 3:30 p.m.), Ray Park (Sun., 11:30 p.m.), Billy Dee Williams (Sun., 12:30 p.m.), Jason David Frank (Sat., 2 p.m.) and other celebrities
    • Informative discussions with noted comics creators Kurt Busiek (Fri., 5 p.m.), Rob Prior and Dan Schaefer (Sat., 5 p.m.), Humberto Ramos, Michael Oeming, Steve Lieber and David Marquez (Sun., 12:30 p.m.) and others
    • “Hollywood Confidential,” what it takes to make it in Hollywood as an actor (Sat. noon) (paid event)
    • Evening parties on Friday (“#Nerdnightout,” 7 p.m.; “Wizard World Creator Pro Am,” 8 p.m.); Saturday (“Wizard World Official After Party,” 9 p.m.); and Sunday (“Gotham A Go Go!”, 10 p.m.)
    • Costume contests for adults (Saturday, 7 p.m.) and kids (Sunday, 2:30 p.m.)
    • Wizard World Art Auction presented by Neal Adams featuring exclusive artwork created by top artists (Sat., 7:30 p.m.)
    • Wizard World Comic Con Film Festival, featuring selected shorts and music videos (Fri., Sat.)
    • Table gaming tournaments all weekend
    • Sci-Fi Speed Dating (Fri., 6 p.m.; Sat., 2 p.m., 5 p.m..; Sun., 1 p.m.) two hour sessions
    • Meet-and-greets with Lee (Fri., 3:15 p.m.) and Frank (Sat. and Sun., 11 a.m.), (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 Oregon Convention Center. VIP tickets or additional costs may apply to ensure access to select activities, as noted.

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

    Friday, January 24
    3:15 – 4:00pm Stan Lee Meet And Greet – Paid Event (C126)
    4:00 – 4:45pm Haymakers And Hellhounds – The Thought Process Behind The Generalist (C120)
    4:30 – 5:15pm Fan Film Creation Presented By Reckless Geeks
    4:30 – 5:15pm Space Ghost Productions Portfolio Review (C126)
    5:00 – 8:00pm Wizard World Film Festival (B110)
    5:00 – 5:45pm Spotlight On Kurt Busiek (C120)
    5:30 – 6:15pm Video Games And Out Future: We’re All Gamers (B119)
    6:00 – 6:45pm Costumes + Playing = Cosplay! So What Does That Actually Mean? (C120)
    6:00 – 8:00pm Love In The Air @ Portland Comic Con – Speed Dating Style (C126)
    6:30 – 7:30pm WWE® Superstar CM Punk® (B119)
    7:00 – 7:45pm Chasing Ghosts With Aaron Goodwin (C120)
    7:00pm – ? #Nerdnightout
    8:30 – 10:30pm Creator Pro Am: Drink & Draw (Stir, Convention Center)

    Saturday, January 25
    11:00 – 11:45am Cosplay & Fanfilms (B110)
    11:00 – 11:45am The Art Of Animation Production With Animator/Director Tom Cook (B119)
    11:00 – 11:45am Comic Life On The Web (C120)
    11:00 – 11:45am Jason David Frank Meet And Greet – Paid Event (C126)
    11:00 – 11:45am Doctor Who Fan Panel! (Oregon Ballroom 201)
    11:30 – 12:15pm Image Comics And The Rise Of Creator-Owned (Oregon Ballroom 202)
    12:00-12:45pm Storyboarding 101: The Art Of The Storyboard (B110)
    12:00 – 1:00pm A Backstage Pass To Laika Animation Studio (Oregon) (B119)
    12:00 – 12:45pm CBLDF Presents: Tales From The Code – True Tales Of Censorship (C120)
    12:00 – 1:30pm Hollywood Confidential – Paid Event (C124)
    12:00 – 12:45pm Space Ghost Productions Portfolio Review (C126)
    12:00 – 12:45pm: One-On-One With Robert Englund (Oregon Ballroom 201)
    12:30 – 1:15pm: Getting Respect: Comics Go To College (Oregon Ballroom 202)
    1:00 – 1:45pm Crowdfunding 101 (B110)
    1:00 – 1:45pm One-On-One With Nicholas Brendon (B119)
    1:00 – 1:45pm The Mike And Matt Show (C120)
    1:00 – 1:45pm The Truth About All The Lies You Were Ever Told – How To Launch A Comic Book Company With Neal & Josh Adams (Oregon Ballroom 201)
    1:30 – 2:30pm Create The Next Hypothetical Star Trek Series (Oregon Ballroom 202)
    1:30 – 2:15pm One-On-One With Stan Lee (Oregon Ballroom 203)
    2:00 – 5:00pm The Wizard World Film Festival (B110)
    2:00 – 2:45pm Dark Horse Builds Characters (B119)
    2:00 – 2:45pm Does The Sci In Science Fiction Matter? (C120)
    2:00 – 4:00pm Love In The Air @ Portland Comic Con – Speed Dating Style (C126)
    2:00 – 2:45pm One-On-One With Jason David Frank: Power Ranger (Oregon Ballroom 201)
    2:30 – 3:15pm How To Break Into Comics (Oregon Ballroom 202)
    2:30 – 3:15pm How To Survive A Killer TV Show With Jon Bernthal And Laurie Holden (Oregon Ballroom 203)
    3:00 – 3:45pm Grimm Fairy Tales Animated (B119)
    3:00 – 3:45pm Titans Of Independent Comics With Mike Allred, Shannon Wheeler, David Chelsea And Jonathan Hill (C120)
    3:00 – 3:45pm Morgan Gendel’s Journey To The Inner Light (Oregon Ballroom 201)
    3:30 – 4:15pm Wonder Women Of The 21st Century (Oregon Ballroom 202)
    3:30 – 4:00pm Michael Rooker Vs The Audience (Oregon Ballroom 203)
    4:00 – 4:45pm Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 10 Preview (B119)
    4:00 – 4:45pm Recent Graphic Novels That Could Change Your World-View (C120)
    4:00 – 4:45pm Super Power Beat Down (Oregon Ballroom 201)
    4:30 – 5:15pm How To Write Comics With Kurt Busiek, Michael Oeming And Danny Fingeroth (Oregon Ballroom 202)
    4:30 – 5:30pm The Actors Of Anarchy (Oregon Ballroom 203)
    5:00 – 5:45pm Art Of Hollywood With Rob Prior And Dan Schaefer (B110)
    5:00 – 5:45pm Sequelcast/Resident Evil (B119)
    5:00 – 5:45pm Gays In Comics: Northwest Edition (C120)
    5:00 – 7:00pm Love In The Air @ Portland Comic Con – Speed Dating Style (C126)
    5:00 – 5:45pm Ghost Hunting With Grant Wilson (Oregon Ballroom 201)
    5:30 – 6:15pm The Devil’s Panties (It’s Not Satanic Porn.. Honest) (Oregon Ballroom 202)
    5:45 – 6:30pm Bruce Campbell Versus The Audience (Oregon Ballroom 203)
    6:00 – 6:45pm Daughter Of Time – Official Launch (B110)
    6:00 – 6:45pm Apocalypse How? The A(Liens) To Z(Ombies) Of The World’s End (B119)
    6:00 – 7:00pm The Comics Of Comic Con (C120)
    6:00 – 6:45pm Answer This! Trivia (Oregon Ballroom 201)
    6:00 – 9:00pm Costume Pub Crawl (Dirty Nightlife 6pm, Embers Avenue 7:30pm, And Splash Bar 9pm.)
    7:00 – 9:00pm Wizard World Costume Contest (Oregon Ballroom 203)
    7:30 – 8:30pm Wizard World Art Auction Presented By Neal Adams (C120)
    9:00pm – Close Wizard World Official After Party (Splash Bar, 904 Nw Couch St.)

    Sunday, January 26
    10:30 – 11:15am Droid Building (Oregon Ballroom 201)
    11:00 – 11:45am Jason David Frank Meet And Greet – Paid Event (C126)
    11:30am – 12:15pm Storytelling With Michael Golden (C120)
    11:30 – 12:15pm One-On-One With Ray Park (Oregon Ballroom 201)
    11:30 – 12:15pm Colorists On Coloring (Oregon Ballroom 202)
    12:00 – 12:45pm Meet The Crew From Discovery’s Tv Show Gold Rush (C124)
    12:00 – 12:45pm One-On-One With Summer Glau(Oregon Ballroom 203)
    12:30 – 1:15pm Meet Comics4kids Inc (C120)
    12:30 – 1:15pm One-On-One With Billy Dee Williams (Oregon Ballroom 201)
    12:30 – 1:15pm Superstar Artists Roundtable With Humberto Ramos, Michael Oeming, Steve Lieber And David Marquez (Oregon Ballroom 202)
    1:00 – 3:00pm Love In The Air @ Portland Comic Con – Speed Dating Style (C126)
    1:00 – 1:45pm Inside The Batcave With Adam West & Burt Ward (Oregon Ballroom 203)
    1:30 – 2:15pm Speed Dating With Speculative Fiction Authors (C120)
    1:30 – 2:15pm One-On-One With Chewbacca (Oregon Ballroom 201)
    1:30 – 2:15pm Spotlight On Eric Powell & The Goon (Oregon Ballroom 202)
    2:00 – 3:00pm The Green Power Ranger Power Hour (C124)
    2:00 – 2:45pm One-On-One With William Shatner (Oregon Ballroom 203)
    2:30 – 3:15pm Wizard World Kids Costume Contest (C120)
    2:30 – 3:15pm One-On-One With Elvira (Oregon Ballroom 201)
    2:30 – 3:15pm Create The Next Hypothetical Star Trek Series (Oregon Ballroom 202)
    3:30 – 4:15pm Geek And Gamer Fitness (Oregon Ballroom 201)
    3:30 – 4:15pm Cosplay Filmmaking 101 (Oregon Ballroom 202)
    10pm – Close Gotham A Go Go!(Holocene 1001 Se Morrison St.)

    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 Portland Comic Con show hours are Friday, Jan. 24, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 25, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 26, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    Portland 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 2014 Wizard World Portland Comic Con, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/home-portland.html.

    Marvel and Wizard World Announce Variant Miracleman Covers, Starting with Neal Adams at Portland Comic Con 2014

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    Press Release:

    Marvel Will Offer Exclusive Books At All 16 Wizard World Shows In 2014 Beginning With ‘Miracleman #1′ At Portland Comic Con, January 24-26, ‘Miracleman #2′ At New Orleans Comic Con, February 7-9; VIP Attendees Receive Free Color Version; B&W Limited Edition Available For Purchase

    NEW YORK, December 17, 2013 – Marvel Comics and Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) today announced a program by which VIP attendees at each of the 16 scheduled 2014 Wizard World Comic Con pop culture conventions will receive exclusive variant covers of the best Marvel titles, beginning with Miracleman #1 at Portland Comic Con (January 24-26) and Miracleman #2 at New Orleans Comic Con (Feb. 7-9). The first two limited-edition books, with covers illustrated by comics legend and Eisner Award Hall of Famer Neal Adams, feature interlocking covers, and will be available in both color and black & white sketch editions.

    The colored version of Miracleman #1 will be limited to 3,000 copies and provided free at registration to all Wizard World VIP attendees, including any celebrity VIP packages. The Black & White sketch version is limited to just 2,500 copies and will be available for sale at the Wizard World Store on the convention floor. Quantities per purchase may be limited.

    Adams is scheduled to be on site at each event to sign copies (autograph fees may apply). Leading professional comic grader CGC will also be on hand to accept books for grading and Signature Series.

    “We are incredibly excited to work with Marvel on these limited variant covers,” said Wizard World CEO John Macaluso.  “Our fans will now have the opportunity to collect the hottest monthly Marvel titles drawn by attending artists at Wizard World shows. This is a huge benefit for all attendees.”

    “As Wizard World adds shows across America, Marvel is pleased to be a part of their continued expansion,” said Marvel Entertainment SVP of Sales and Publishing David Gabriel. “We’re giving each cover the all-star treatment. With the biggest creators and the best characters on-board, we want each attendee’s Wizard World experience to be as special as possible.”

    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.  A first-class lineup of topical programming takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A’s, comics-themed sessions, costume contest, movie screenings, evening parties and more.  Sunday is also Kids Day, with an array of activities and programming specially designed for the younger Wizard World fans.

    Wizard World 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 Show Stage, the ideal place to see and be seen.

    For more on the 2014 Wizard World Portland Comic Con, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/home-portland.html and to learn more about Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, go to http://www.wizardworld.com/home-neworleans.html.

    About Wizard World:
    Wizard World, Inc. (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.

    About Marvel Entertainment, LLC
    Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information, visit marvel.com.

    The full event schedule can be found at www.wizardworld.com.

    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 2-4 – Wizard World Austin Comic Con
    October 31-November 2 – Wizard World Ohio Comic Con
    November 7-9 – Wizard World Tulsa Comic Con
    November 21-23 – Wizard World Reno Comic Con

    Scene on the Web Weekly: February 25 – March 3, 2013

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    The Avengers go the Oscars and reports come in from Wizard World Portland Comic Con while others head to Emerald City Comicon this weekend.

    Scene on the Web Weekly: February 25 – March 3, 2013

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    Free Variants of The Walking Dead #1 to be Given to Attendees at All 2013 Wizard World Comic Cons

    February 14, 2013 by  
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    Robert Kirkman’s ‘‘The Walking Dead #1’’ Exclusive Variant Covers Available to All Wizard World Comic Con 2013 Attendees

    First TWD #1 variant cover by comic writer/artist Michael Golden debuts at Portland Comic Con, Feb. 22-24; Limited Editions Via Skybound Only Available At Wizard World Throughout 2013

    NEW YORK, February 13, 2013 – Robert Kirkman, creator and writer of the groundbreaking, Eisner-Award winning The Walking Dead comic book series and graphic novels continues to break records in all of its incarnations. Wizard World and Skybound, Kirkman’s imprint at Image Comics, have teamed to bring fans what they want, more of The Walking Dead! Now, all full-price attendees at every Wizard World event in 2013 will receive a limited-edition, exclusive cover variant of The Walking Dead #1.

    A different superstar artist will create the variant cover art for each of the eight scheduled shows this year. Comic book writer/artist Michael Golden illustrates the first variant cover at Wizard World Portland Comic Con, Feb. 22-24 at the Oregon Convention Center. At each event, the cover artist will be on hand to sign fans’ copies. More cover artists will be announced shortly.

    The exclusive The Walking Dead #1 editions will be produced in extremely limited quantities and are available to fans only while supplies last at each Wizard World convention.
    “Wizard World cons have always been great events for The Walking Dead,” said Kirkman. “I’m excited to present the all-new #1 cover variant by the legendary Michael Golden at Portland Comic Con this year.”

    John Macaluso, Wizard World CEO added, “With The Walking Dead #100 as the highest-selling comic book of last year, we are absolutely thrilled to have this exclusive book that started it all available to all our Wizard World fans, beginning in the Pacific Northwest. Giving it away for free to all paid attendees is our way of giving back to the fan community that has supported us!”

    The Walking Dead graphic novels accounted for seven of the 10 bestselling titles of the year and were #1 overall for both 2011 and 2012.

    Michael Rooker and Norman Reedus, stars of the AMC series based upon The Walking Dead will attend Wizard World Portland Comic Con. Comics legend Stan Lee, Happy Days star Henry Winkler, Evil Dead star Bruce Campbell, Homeland headliner Morena Baccarin and WWE® Superstar The Miz® are among the other headliners. They will be joined by a top-drawer collection of well-known artists and a variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions in the first event on Wizard World’s 2013 calendar and the first Wizard World event in Oregon.

    Wizard World Portland 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, February 24, is “Kids Day,” an array of programming specially designed for children. Event hours are Friday, Feb. 22, 3-8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23, 10 a.m.-7 p.m and Sunday, Feb. 24, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

    About Robert Kirkman
    Robert Kirkman’s success and passionate advocacy for creator-owned comics led him to become the first person invited to become a partner at Image Comics since the company’s inception twenty years ago. Kirkman is the creator/writer of the Eisner Award-winning The Walking Dead, long-running Invincible, all-ages Super Dinosaur and Thief of Thieves. In 2010, Kirkman formed his own Image imprint, Skybound, which publishes his own work and Witch Doctor, Invincible Universe and Clone. Kirkman has earned the respect of the comic, writing and television communities and topped the New York Times bestseller list for graphic novels in 2011 and 2012. In April 2012, he took the top five spots on both the hardcover and paperback lists. He’s the creator/executive producer and writer of the hit Emmy®-winning television show, AMC’s The Walking Dead, the highest-rated basic cable drama of all time in the U.S, also an international success in 122 countries and 37 languages. AMC is developing Thief of Thieves as a potential series with Kirkman serving as creator/executive producer and writer. Your destinations for all news and merchandise from Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead and all Skybound titles is www.Skybound.com and www.TheWalkingDead.com

    About Skybound
    Skybound is the home of Robert Kirkman’s creator-owned work including his Eisner Award-winning comic book series, The Walking Dead, long-running Invincible, all-ages Super Dinosaur, Thief of Thieves and Clone as well as Witch Doctor and Invincible Universe. Since its inception, Skybound has created television shows, merchandise and a wide spectrum of platforms, games (The Walking Dead: Assault iOS app), and entertainment events (The Walking Dead Escape). Skybound’s successes include the comic behind the hit Emmy®-winning television show, AMC’s The Walking Dead, the highest-rated basic cable drama of all time in the U.S, also an international success in 122 countries and 37 languages. AMC is developing Thief of Thieves as a potential series. Skybound/Kirkman frequently top the hardcover and paperback bestseller lists. Your destinations for all news and merchandise from Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead and all Skybound titles is www.Skybound.com or www.TheWalkingDead.com

    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 2013 event schedule to date can be found at www.wizardworld.com.

    ***** SAVE THE 2013-14 DATES *****
    February 22-24 – Wizard World Portland Comic Con
    March 22-24 – Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con
    May 30 – June 2 – Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con
    August 8-11 – Wizard World Chicago Comic Con
    September 20-22 – Wizard World Ohio Comic Con
    October 18-20 – Wizard World Nashville Comic Con
    November 22-24 – Wizard World Austin Comic Con
    February 7-9, 2014 – Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con

    Claremont, Simone, Pacheco, and Deodato Jr., Among Creators Attending Wizard World Portland Comic Con 2013

    February 12, 2013 by  
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    Press Release:

    Chris Claremont, Gail Simone, Carlos Pacheco, Mike Deodato Jr., Kurt Busiek Among Top Creators To Attend 2013 Wizard World Portland Comic Con, Feb. 22-23-24

    Scott Lobdell, Arthur Suydam, Mike Grell, Greg Horn Among Nearly 100 In Artist Alley At Oregon Convention Center

    NEW YORK and PORTLAND, Ore., February 11, 2013 – Chris Claremont (“Uncanny X-Men,” “Spider-Man”), Gail Simone (“Batgirl,” “Firestorm”), Carlos Pacheco (“Green Lantern,” “Wolverine”), Mike Deodato Jr. (“Wonder Woman,” “Batman”) and Kurt Busiek (“Astro City,” “Superman”) are a few the top comics creators scheduled to attend next weekend’s inaugural Wizard World Portland Comic Con, Feb. 22-24 at the Oregon Convention Center. The Artist Alley of nearly 100 talented writers and artists complements a strong celebrity roster which includes comics legend Stan Lee, “Happy Days” star Henry Winkler and Evil Dead star Bruce Campbell.

    The standout creator roster also includes notables such as Scott Lobdell (“Superman,” “Teen Titans”), Arthur Suydam (“Marvel Zombies,” “Army of Darkness”), Mike Grell (“Green Arrow,” “Green Lantern”), Greg Horn (“Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark,” “X-Force”) and many others.

    A total of 12 Eisner Award winners and/or nominees will be on hand, including Hall of Famer Lee and winners Busiek, Joe Keatinge (“Amazing Spider-Man,” “Morbius: The Living Vampire”) and Shannon Wheeler (“Too Much Coffee Man,” “Oil and Water”). Nominated creators include Pacheco, Bill Crabtree (“The Sixth Gun,” “Invincible”), Barry Deutsch (“Hereville”), Nathan Edmonson (“Who is Jake Ellis?”, “Ultimate Iron Man”), Paul Gulacy (“Valkyrie,” “Batman”), Arnold and Jacob Pander (“Grendel,” “Batman: City of Light”) and Brett Weldele (“The Surrogates,” “Pariah”).

    Wizard World Portland 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, February 24, is “Kids Day,” an array of programming specially designed for children.

    Event hours are Friday, Feb. 22, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 23, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Feb. 24, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    For more on the 2013 Wizard World Portland Comic Con, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/home-portland.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 2013 event schedule to date can be found at www.wizardworld.com.

    ***** SAVE THE 2013-14 DATES *****

    February 22-24 – Wizard World Portland Comic Con

    March 22-24 – Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con

    May 30 – June 2 – Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con

    June 28-30 – Wizard World New York City Experience

    August 8-11 – Wizard World Chicago Comic Con

    September 20-22 – Wizard World Ohio Comic Con

    October 18-20 – Wizard World Nashville Comic Con

    November 22-24 – Wizard World Austin Comic Con

    February 7-9, 2014 – Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con

    Wizard World Portland Comic Con 2013 to Feature The Walking Dead, The Real World: Portland, and More

    February 5, 2013 by  
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    Press Release:

    ‘The Walking Dead,’ Stan Lee Q&A, ‘MTV’s The Real World: Portland Hosted by WWE® Superstar The Miz®,’ Henry Winkler Panels Highlight Programming At Wizard World Portland Comic Con

    ‘Dean Cain, Morena Baccarin, Other Celebrity Panels, Portfolio Reviews, Creator Q&A’s, James Marsters Concert, Game Demos, Evening Parties, Costume Contests, ‘Kids Day’ at Oregon Convention Center, Feb. 22-24

    NEW YORK and PORTLAND, Ore., February 4, 2013 – A wide variety of panels, from sessions with cast members from “MTV’s The Real World,” “The Walking Dead” and The Boondock Saints, to interactive Q&A’s with stars like Henry Winkler, Stan Lee, Dean Cain, Morena Baccarin and others highlight the programming offerings at the inaugural Wizard World Portland Comic Con, Feb. 22-24 at the Oregon Convention Center.  The diverse schedule also includes portfolio reviews by leading artists, gaming demonstrations, “Creator Spotlights,” an evening concert by James Marsters, evening parties, costume contests and more.

    On Friday, Feb. 22, at 6:30 p.m., fans can get a preview of the 28th season of “MTV’s The Real World” – right from the cast.  “MTV’s The Real World: Portland Panel Hosted By WWE® Superstar The Miz®” features the seven new “strangers” of The Real World, who are about to stop being polite and start getting real in Portland.  Friday also features a Creator Spotlight with the one and only Gail Simone (4:30), portfolio reviews by Glass House Graphics’ David Campiti (6 p.m.) and the Wizard World Portland Comic Con Kick Off Party (8 p.m., Splash Bar, 904 NW Couch St., Portland).

    Saturday starts off strong with Winkler, best known to many fans as “The Fonz” on “Happy Days,” hosting a Q&A (11 a.m.).  Cain (1 p.m.), Lee (2:30 p.m.) James Hong (3 p.m.), Bruce Campbell (4:30) and “The Walking Dead” stars Norman Reedus and Michael Rooker (5:30 p.m.) will also answer fans’ questions in sessions, while creators like Scott Lobdell, Chris Claremont and Kurt Busiek are among the “Creator Spotlights.”  Lee will also conduct two private “meet and greets” (12:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., additional ticket required).  CBS Films presents The Last Exorcism Part II star Ashley Bell for a discussion of the upcoming movie (3:30 p.m.).  And the fun goes on when the sun goes down with the Adult Costume Contest (7 p.m.), After Party (9 p.m., Holocene, 101 SE Morrison St., Portland) and “Ghost of the Robot” concert featuring Marsters (8 p.m.).

    Sunday’s full slate includes Q&As with Boondock Saints stars Sean Patrick Flanery and David Della Rocco (noon), Morena Baccarin (1 p.m.) and the tandem of Marsters and Juliet Landau (2 p.m.), more thought-provoking creator panels, and a slate of “Kids Day” activities, highlighted by the Kids Costume Contest (2 p.m.) and Green Ranger Power Hour with Jason David Frank (2 p.m.).

    Unless noted, programming events take place in the designated General Programming Rooms at the Oregon Convention Center.  Most are included as part of standard Wizard World Portland Comic Con admission; VIP tickets or additional costs may apply to ensure access to select activities, as noted.  Seating for panels is strictly limited and available on a first served basis. Wizard World does not clear panel rooms unless attendee is 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.”  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 Portland programming is below; further details on each at www.wizardworld.com/programming-portland.html (subjects, guests, times and rooms subject to change):

    Friday, February 22
    4:30 – 5:15pm Creator Spotlight: Gail Simone (Room C124)
    5:00 – 5:45pm Building Your Portfolio (Room C120)
    5:30 – 6:15pm The Writer, Artist Relationship W/ Kurt Busiek And Carlos Pacheco (Room C124)
    6:00 – 7:00pm Portfolio Reviews! w/David Campiti  (Booth 1105/1107)
    6:30 – 7:30pm MTV’s The Real World: Portland Panel Hosted By WWE® Superstar The Miz® (Room C124)
    7:00 – 7:45pm Unexploded Cow Game Demo (Room C120)
    8:00 – 11:00pm Wizard World Drink & Draw (Stir, Convention Center)
    8:00 – 2:00am Wizard World Portland Comic Con Kick Off Party (Splash Bar @ 904 NW Couch St.)

    Saturday, February 23
    11:00 – 11:45am Henry Winkler Q&A (Room C124)
    11:00 – 11:45am Creator Spotlight: Scott Lobdell (Room C120)
    11:00 – 11:45am Breaking Into Comics (Room B119)
    11:30 – 12:15pm Jason David Frank Meet And Greet – Paid Event (Room B119)
    12:00 – 12:45pm Vampire Lore And Other Urban Myths And Legends W/Dr. Rebecca Housel (Room C124)
    12:00 – 12:45pm Comics For Social Justice: The Making Of Oil And Water (Room C120)
    12:00 – 12:45pm Storytelling With Michael Golden: Taking It To The Next Level (Room B119)
    12:30 – 1:15pm Stan Lee Meet And Greet – Paid Event (Room C126)
    12:30 – 1:15pm Cosplay Panel (Room B114)
    1:00 – 1:45pm Dean Cain Q&A (Room C124)
    1:00 – 1:45pm Amped: We Are The Robots (Room C120)
    1:00 – 2:00pm A Writer’s Life: Making A Living In Comics (Room B119)
    2:00 – 2:45pm Jason David Frank: Power Ranger Q&A (Room C124)
    2:00 – 2:45pm Creator Spotlight: Chris Claremont (Room C120)
    2:00 – 2:45pm Eberron & Beyond (Room B119)
    2:30 – 3:30pm Portfolio Reviews! w/David Campiti (Booth 1105/1107)
    2:30 – 3:15pm Creator Spotlight: Stan Lee (Room B114)
    3:00 – 3:45pm James Hong Q&A (Room C124)
    3:00 – 3:45pm Creator Spotlight: Kurt Busiek (Room C120)
    3:00 – 3:45pm Illustration Techniques w/Val Mayerik (Room B119)
    3:30 – 4:15pm Space Goat Productions Portfolio Review – WWP 2013 (Room C126)
    3:30 – 4:15pm CBS Films: The Last Excorcism Part Ii (Room B114)
    4:00 – 4:45pm Science Fiction Writers: Imagining Our Future (Room C124)
    4:00 – 4:45pm The Artist Life: What Does It Take To Be A Working Artist In The Industry (Room C120)
    4:00 – 4:45pm Lettering As Cosmetic Surgery: What To Do When The Art Is In The Way Of The Script w/Tom Orzechowski (Room B119)
    4:30 – 5:15pm Bruce Campbell Q&A (Room B114)
    5:00 – 5:45pm Serious Comics: Beyond Escapism (Room C120)
    5:00 – 5:45pm Developing Fantasy Worlds (Room B119)
    5:30 – 6:15pm Stan Lee Meet And Greet 2– Paid Event (Room C126)
    5:30 – 6:15pm The Walking Dead Q&A w/Norman Reedus And Michael Rooker (Room B114)
    6:00 – 8:00pm Ghosts Underground: The Superstitions Of Ghost Mine Explored (Room C124)
    6:00 – 6:45pm Geek Slant (Room C120)
    6:00 – 6:45pm Fish Cook Game Demo (Room B119)
    7:00 – 9:00pm Wizard World Adult Costume Contest (Room B114)
    8:00 – 9:00pm Ghost Of The Robot Concert – Paid Event (Room C120)
    9:00pm – 2:00am Wizard World Portland Comic Con After Party (Holocene @ 1001 Se Morrison St.)

    Sunday, February 24
    11:30 – 12:15 Pm The Bronze Age W/ Mike Grell, Paul Gulacy And Val Mayerik (Room B119)
    12:00 – 12:45pm Jason David Frank Meet And Greet – Paid Event (Room B119)
    12:00 – 12:45pm Boondocks Saints Q&A (Room C124)
    12:00 – 12:45pm Panel To Panel: Hereville And Creating All-Ages Comics (Room C120)
    12:30 – 1:15pm Captions & Thought Balloons: What Are They For, Where Did The Go? (Room B119)
    1:00 – 1:15pm Space Goat Productions Portfolio Review – WWP 2013 (Room C126)
    1:00 – 1:45pm Morena Baccarin Q&A (Room C124)
    1:00 – 1:45pm Geekdad/Geekmom: Raising Geek Generation 2.0 (Room C120)
    1:30 – 2:15pm Building The Next Superhero (Room B119)
    2:00 – 2:45pm James Marsters/Juliet Landau Q&A (Room C124)
    2:00 – 2:45pm Wizard World Kids Costume Contest (Room C120)
    2:30 – 3:30pm Portfolio Reviews! W/David Campiti (Booth 1105/1107)
    2:30 – 3:15pm Basics Of Game Design (Room B119)
    3:00 – 4:00pm The Green Power Ranger Power Hour (Room C120)

    *Seating for panels is strictly limited and available on a first served basis. each room will be cleared before panels.

    Wizard World Portland 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, Feb. 24, is “Kids Day,” with an array of programming specially designed for children.

    Event hours are Friday, Feb. 22, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 23, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Feb, 24, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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

    ***** SAVE THE 2013-14 DATES *****
    February 22-24 – Wizard World Portland Comic Con
    March 22-24 – Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con
    May 30 – June 2 – Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con
    August 8-11 – Wizard World Chicago Comic Con
    September 20-22 – Wizard World Ohio Comic Con
    October 18-20 – Wizard World Nashville Comic Con
    November 22-24 – Wizard World Austin Comic Con
    February 7-9, 2014 – Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con

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