St. Louis, MO (PressExposure) March 11, 2013 -- A robust selection of Q&A sessions with celebrities and superstar artists, comics industry and pop culture discussions, evening parties, costume contests and more highlight the panel room programming offerings at the inaugural Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con, March 22-24 at America's Center. Legend Stan Lee, "The Walking Dead" star Laurie Holden and Harry Potter's Tom Felton are among the top celebrities conducting panels; Neal Adams, Michael Golden, Chris Samnee and numerous other creators will interact with fans for a full lineup of comic programming including workshops and comic craft panels; and Sunday features a full slate of fun for the kids.
Compelling sessions focusing on various aspects of the comics and film industries dominate Friday sessions, with film making (4 p.m.), Steampunk (5 p.m.), artists Samnee and Freddie Williams (6 p.m.) and Doctor Who (7 p.m.) among the top offerings, capped by the popular Wizard World Drink & Draw (8:30-11 p.m.) and a paid meet and greet with Lee himself.
Saturday's full day - and then some - kicks off with meet and greets with the original Green Power Ranger Jason David Frank (11 a.m.) and Lee (noon). The All-Star lineup continues with the "Lois & Clark" duo of Dean Cain and John Shea (1 p.m.), creators of St. Louis' own "Voltron" comics and TV franchise, "Batman" guru Adams (2 p.m.), "Firefly" and "Homeland" star Morena Baccarin (2 p.m.), Lee's general Q&A (3 p.m.), "The Fonz" Henry Winkler (4 p.m.) and Felton (5 p.m.). The Wizard World Adult Costume Contest (7-9 p.m.) and Official After Party (9 p.m. - 2 a.m.) at Copia (1122 Washington Ave.) close the day with a bang.
Sunday is Kids Day, with a slate of panels just for the 10-and-under set, including book readings by Brimstone (noon), how to make a cartoon by Voltron (1 p.m.), the impossibly cute Kids Costume Contest (2 p.m.) and Green Ranger Power Hour with Jason David Frank (3 p.m.). Adults needn't feel left out, as Q&A's featuring Holden (noon), Billy Dee Williams (1 p.m.) and the tandem of James Marsters and Juliet Landau (2 p.m.) highlight a full day of activity in the panel rooms. A power roundtable of four superstar artists, Rick Burchett, Tyler Kirkham, Jorge Molina and Samnee (1 p.m.), is a can't-miss for comic fans.
Unless noted, programming events take place in the designated General Programming Rooms at America's Center. Most are included as part of standard Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con admission; VIP tickets or additional costs may apply to ensure access to select activities, as noted.
A full list of Wizard World St. Louis programming is below; further details on each at http://www.wizardworld.com/programming-stlouis.html (subjects, guests, times and rooms subject to change):
Friday, March 22
4:00 - 4:45pm Filmmaking On A Zero Budget (Room 120)
4:00 - 4:45pm Iconography: Judging A Book By Its Cover w/Jai Nitz (Room 123)
5:00 - 5:45pm Dirigible Days - St. Louis' Steampunk Web Series! (Room 120)
6:00 - 6:45pm Turkish Rip-Offs And Foreign Remakes (Room 120)
6:00 - 6:45pm Panel By Panel: Comic Art 101 (Room 123)
7:00 - 7:45pm The Story Of Doctor Who (Room 120)
7:00 - 7:45pm ComicsOnline Podcast (Room 123)
8:00 - 8:45pm Stan Lee Meet And Greet - Paid Event (Room 122)
8:30 - 11:00pm Wizard World Drink & Draw (Flamingo Bowl, 1117 Washington Ave.)
Saturday, March 23
11:00 - 11:55am Lion Forge Comics Presents: The Writer's Journey (Room 120)
11:00 - 11:45am Jason David Frank Meet And Greet - Paid Event (Room 122)
11:00 - 11:45am Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey (Room 123)
11:30 - 12:15pm Storytelling With Michael Golden: Taking It To The Next Level (Room 127)
12:00 - 12:45pm Little Leonardo (Room 120)
12:00 - 12:45pm Stan Lee Meet And Greet - Paid Event (Room 122)
12:00 - 12:45pm Vampire Lore And Other Urban Myths And Legends w/Dr. Rebecca Housel (Room 123)
12:00 - 12:45pm Costumes + Playing = Cosplay! So What Does That Actually Mean? (Room 130)
12:30 - 1:15pm Sibling Rivalry On The Comics Page w/Gary And Glenn Mccoy (Room 127)
1:00 - 1:45pm Lion Forge Comics: Welcome To The Lion's Den (Room 120)
1:00 - 1:45pm Superman And Lex Luthor Reunited: Dean Cain And John Shea (Room 123)
1:00 - 1:45pm Voltron: St. Louis Hometown Hero! (Room 130)
1:30 - 2:15pm Perspective And Foreshortening: Keeping It Simple - Workshop (Room 127)
2:00 - 2:45pm Creator Spotlight: Neal Adams (Room 120)
2:00 - 2:45pm The Struggles Of An Indie Game Developer (Room 123)
2:00 - 2:45pm Firefly, Homeland And Beyond w/Morena Baccarin (Room 130)
2:30 - 3:15pm Kid's Stuff: Behind The Scenes Of Jl8 w/Yale Stewart - Workshop (Room 127)
3:00 - 3:45pm Illegal Alien Icons w/Jai Nitz. (Room 120)
3:00 - 3:45pm James Hong Q&A (Room 123)
3:00 - 3:45pm Stan "The Man" Lee Q&A (Room 130)
3:30 - 4:15pm Turning Your Art Into Your Business: How To Market & Sell Your Art Online (Room 127)
4:00 - 4:45pm CBLDF: Protecting The Freedom To Read Comics (Room 120)
4:00 - 4:45pm Henry Winkler Q&A (Room 123)
4:00 - 4:45pm Stan Lee Heroes And Psychology (Room 130)
4:30 - 5:15pm Create Comics On The iPad - Workshop (Room 127)
5:00 - 5:45pm Spotlight On The Sixth Gun (Room 120)
5:00 - 5:45pm Jason David Frank: Power Ranger Q&A (Room 123)
5:00 - 5:45pm Tom Felton Q&A (Room 130)
5:30 - 6:15pm The Art Of Scribble Sketching: How To Take The Pressure Off Yourself And Simply Find Your Drawing w/Freddie Williams Ii - Workshop (Room 127)
6:00 - 6:45pm Geek Girls: Who Are They And Are They Real (Room 120)
6:00 - 6:45pm Late Night With Zombie Squad (Room 123)
6:00 - 6:45pm Straight Outta Comicon w/Matt Mcinnis And Matt Keck (Room 130)
7:00pm - 9:00pm Wizard World Adult Costume Contest (Room 130)
9:00pm - 2:00am Official Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con After Party (Copia: 1122 Washington Ave.)
Sunday, March 24
11:00 - 11:45am Jason David Frank Meet And Greet - Paid Event (Room 122)
11:00 - 11:45am 50 Years In The Tardis (Room 123)
11:00 - 11:45am Pitfalls, How-Tos, And Musts For Writing A Compelling Story (Room 127)
11:30 - 12:15pm Comic Geeks (Room 120)
12:00 - 12:45pm Hound Kids Presents Border-Pups: Crashbat And Super Space Sheriffs Book Reading (Room 123)
12:00 - 12:45pm Webcomics: Taking Your Comic Digital (Room 127)
12:00 - 12:45pm The Walking Dead's Laurie Holden Q&A (Room 130)
12:30 - 1:15pm Arch Reactor (Room 120)
1:00 - 1:45pm Voltron Force: How To Make A Cartoon! (Room 123)
1:00 - 1:45pm Artist Roundtable W/ Rick Burchett, Tyler Kirkham, Jorge Molina And Chris Samnee (Room 127)
1:00 - 1:45pm Billy Dee Williams Q&A (Room 130)
1:30 - 2:15pm Swords, Steam, And Sorcery: Authors Tell All (Room 120)
2:00 - 2:45pm Wizard World Kids Costume Contest (Room 123)
2:00 - 2:45pm Panel Flow In Comic Layouts - Workshop (Room 127)
2:00 - 2:45pm James Marsters & Juliet Landau Q&A (Room 130)
2:30 - 3:15pm Batman And Psychology (Room 120)
3:00 - 3:45pm The Green Power Ranger Power Hour (Room 123)
3:00 - 3:45pm R2 Builder's Club - So You Want To Build A Droid? (Room 127)
*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."
Wizard World St. Louis 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, March 24, is "Kids Day," with an array of programming specially designed for children.
Event hours are Friday, March 22, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, March 23, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.; and Sunday, March 24, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
For more on the 2013 Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/home-stlouis.html.