Adam Baldwin, Hayden Panettiere Q&A's, "Willy Wonka," "Star Wars," "The Walking Dead" Panels, "Buffyfests" Highlight Austin Comic Con Programming

Austin Comic Con (Nov. 11-13) special programming includes Adam Baldwin, Hayden Panettiere Q&A's, "Willy Wonka," "Star Wars," "The Walking Dead" Panels, and "Buffyfests."

Austin, TX, November 03, 2011 --( Wizard World Austin Comic Con today announced its diverse programming schedule, featuring unique celebrity Q&A's, music, film screenings and discussions, artist schools, contests and more for the event, set for Friday through Sunday, Nov. 11-13 at the Austin Convention Center. Sessions featuring Adam Baldwin, Hayden Panettiere and notables from such popular TV programs and films as STAR WARS, “Buffy: The Vampire Slayer,” “The Walking Dead,” and Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory are among the highlight attractions.

Some of the top sessions include:
-- Rare Q&A sessions with Adam Baldwin (Full Metal Jacket, Serenity) and Hayden Panettiere (“Heroes,” Bring It On)
-- “Buffyfests” with “Buffy: The Vampire Slayer” stars James Marsters, Charisma Carpenter, Mercedes McNab, James Charles Leary and Juliet Landau
-- STAR WARS Q&A with Jake Lloyd, Peter Mayhew and Daniel Logan
-- Young stars Chandler Riggs and Anthony Guajardo of the hit AMC series “The Walking Dead”
-- A Willy Wonka panel featuring four of the five child stars of the original 1971 classic film
-- “Stargate Universe” Q&A with the beautiful tandem of Alaina Huffman and Julia Benson
-- “Kids' Day” program with face painting, balloons, other fun activities specially designed for children, including a reading of “My Favorite Giant,” the latest children's book by Peter Mayhew, best known as STAR WARS' “Chewbacca,” and a “Fairy Godmother Academy” storytelling session by Jan Bozarth
-- Wizard Art School and Q&A's featuring leading creators like Michael Golden, Marv Wolfman, Kody Chamberlain, Rob Guillory, Jo Chen, Greg Capullo, Yanick Paquette and others
-- Wizard World Austin Drink And Draw, hosted by artist Tommy Castillo, during which some will drink… some will draw… and the best will take on the challenge of doing both
-- The popular adult costume contest and fun kids costume contest with great prizes

Unless noted, Austin Comic Con programming will take place in the designated panel rooms at the Austin Convention Center, and is included with admission to the event. Seating for panels is strictly limited and available on a first come first serve basis and each room will be cleared between panels.

The full schedule is at

Austin Comic Con is the ninth and final stop on Wizard World's 2011 North American tour. Hours are Friday, November 11, 4 – 7 p.m.; Saturday, November 12, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.; and Sunday, November 13, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tickets are available in advance online at at a savings over tickets purchased at the door. Advance adult single-day tickets are priced at $25 ($35 on site); weekend all-session tickets are $45 ($55 on site), and tickets are free for children age 10 and under when accompanied by a paid adult (limit two children per adult). VIP packages with special entry and exclusive items are also available on a limited basis.

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. Wizard World also produces Wizard World Digital, an online publication covering new and upcoming products and talents in the pop culture world, and is distributed on a weekly basis to online and iPad users worldwide.

The full event schedule can be found at

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Jerry Milani