Madison, WI, February 02, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Q&A sessions with William Shatner (“Star Trek”), Ian Somerhalder (“The Vampire Diaries”), Bruce Campbell (“Evil Dead”), Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy) and other top celebrities, a concert by videogame tribute band “Critical Hit,” costume contests and more are among the programming panels scheduled at Wizard World Comic Con Madison, Friday through Sunday, February 6-8 at the Alliant Energy Center. Most programming is included as part of the standard event admission.
Some highlights of the more than 50 panels scheduled include:
Interactive Q&As with Shatner (Saturday, 12:45 p.m.), Somerhalder (Saturday, 1:30 p.m.), Campbell (Sunday, 3:45), Rooker (Sunday, noon), William Kircher (Saturday, 2:30 p.m.), Eliza Dushku (Saturday, 1:30), Brett Dalton (Saturday, noon), James Marsters (Sunday, 2:15) George Wendt (Saturday, 11:30) Adrian Paul (Saturday, 1:45 p.m.), and others.
World Of Warcraft Composer Jason Hayes Presents: Behind The Music With “Critical Hit” (Saturday, noon). Then at 6 p.m., the band performs original arrangements and electrifying live concerts of music from the most celebrated videogames of all time.
Costume contests for adults (Saturday, 7 p.m.) and kids (Sunday, 3:15 p.m.), plus cosplay-themed sessions with Wizard World personality Damian Beurer and Britt Bliss.
Comics-themed sessions with Marvel editors Tom DeFalco, Alex Saviuk and Danny Fingeroth (Sunday, 2 p.m.) as well as informative panels with creators Rob Liefeld (Friday, 6 p.m.); Jeff Butler and John Kovalic (Friday, 5 p.m.) and others.
“The Incredible Story of Wisconsin and Comics” with George Hagenauer, Milton Griepp, Maggie Thompson, Paul Buhle, and Michael Schumacher (Saturday, 3 p.m.) Moderated by Danny Fingeroth.
“Break into” comics with industry veteran Jai Nitz (Saturday, 11 a.m.)
Meet-and-greet with Jason David Frank (Saturday, 11 a.m.) (Paid event)
Unless noted, programming events take place in the designated General Programming Rooms at the Alliant Center. VIP tickets or additional costs may apply to ensure access to select activities, as noted. (*Note: Frank Meet & Greet require a separate ticket.)
A full list of Wizard World Madison Comic Con programming is available at http://wizd.me/PRProgrammingMadison (subjects, guests, times and rooms subject to change).
Wizard World Madison Comic Con is the second of 24 events currently scheduled in the 2015 series produced by Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD). For more on the event, visit http://wizd.me/MadisonPR.
About Wizard World
Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD) produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, television, cosplay, comics, graphic novels, toys, video gaming, 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, the Wizard World Film Festival, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Wizard World also produces socialcon featuring social media stars and will be launching ConTV, a digital media channel in partnership with leading independent content distributor Cinedigm™ (NASDAQ: CIDM).
Wizard World 2015 schedule available at: http://wizd.me/PRSchedule2015.