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 pm.), Steampunk (5 pm.), artists Samnee and Freddie Williams (6 pm.) and Doctor Who (7 pm.) among the top offerings, capped by the popular Wizard World Drink & Draw (8:30-11 pm.) 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 am.) and Lee (noon). The All-Star lineup continues with the "Lois & Clark" duo of Dean Cain and John Shea (1 pm.), creators of St. Louis' own “Voltron” comics and TV franchise,"Batman" guru Adams (2 pm.),"Firefly" and "Homeland" star Morena Baccarin (2 pm.), Lee's general Q&A (3 pm.),“The Fonz” Henry Winkler (4 pm.) and Felton (5 pm.). The Wizard World Adult Costume Contest (7-9 pm.) and Official After Party (9 pm. - 2 am.) 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 pm.), the impossibly cute Kids Costume Contest (2 pm.) and Green Ranger Power Hour with Jason David Frank (3 pm.). Adults needn't feel left out, as Q&A's featuring Holden (noon), Billy Dee Williams (1 pm.) and the tandem of James Marsters and Juliet Landau (2 pm.) 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 pm.), 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 at wizardworld.com/programming-stlouis.html (subjects, guests, times and rooms subject to change).
*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 pm.; Saturday, March 23, 10 am. - 7 pm.; and Sunday, March 24, 10 am. - 5 pm.
About Wizard World
Wizard World (wizardworld.com) 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.