Question-and-answer sessions featuring “Doctor Who” star Karen Gillan, James Marsters (“Buffy The Vampire Slayer,” “Caprica”), Michael Rooker (“The Walking Dead,” Guardians of the Galaxy), WWE® Superstar Big Show®,“Heroes” cast members Milo Ventimiglia and Robert Knepper and other celebrities top the robust programming schedule at Wizard World Atlanta Comic Con, Friday through Sunday, May 30-June 1 at the Georgia World Congress 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 Gillan (Sat., 5 pm.), Marsters (Sat., noon.), Rooker (Sat., 3 pm.), Big Show (Sat., 3 pm.), Captain America star Anthony Mackie (Sat, 4 pm.), social media phenoms Jerome Jarre (Sat., noon) and Andrew “KingBach” Bachelor (Sat., 1 pm.), Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. headliner J. August Richards (Sun., 1 pm.),“Hercules” Kevin Sorbo (Sat., 4:15 pm.) and other celebrities
• “Heroes” reunion with Ventimiglia and Knepper (Sat., 1 pm.)
• Informative discussions with noted comics creators June Brigman, Greg Laroque and Billy Martin (Fri., 5:30 pm.), Jerry Ordway (Sun., noon), J.M. Dematteis, Justin Jordan, Nathan Edmondson and Danny Fingeroth (Sat., 11 am.), Nathan Massengill, Drew Geraci and Roy Richardson (Sat., 3:30 pm.), Genese Davis, Rob Prior, Neal Adams, Eric Kieron and Brigman (Sat., 6 pm.) and more
• “Wizard World Creator Pro Am: Drink & Draw, (Fri, ., 8:30 pm., Game-X, 275 Baker St.) (21+ only)
• Costume contests for adults (Saturday, 7:15 pm.) and kids (Sunday, 3 pm.)
• Wizard World Comic Con Film Festival, featuring selected shorts and music videos (Fri. 5-8 pm., Sat.. 2-5 pm., Sun., 1-4 pm.)
• Meet-and-greets with Jason David Frank (Sat., 10:30 am.; Sun., 11:30 am.) (paid events)
• Kids Day (Sunday), with an array of kids and family activities designed just for the younger set, highlighted by the Green Ranger Power Hour with Frank (1:30 pm.)
Unless noted, programming events take place in the designated General Programming Rooms at the Georgia World Congress Center. VIP tickets or additional costs may apply to ensure access to select activities, as noted.
Wizard World Atlanta is the seventh 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 comics artists and writers and a variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions.
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.
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