Raleigh, NC, March 07, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Q&A sessions with David Tennant (“Doctor Who,” “Broadchurch”), Ian Somerhalder (“The Vampire Diaries”), William Shatner (“Star Trek”), John Schneider (“Smallville,” “Dukes of Hazzard”), Tyler Hoechlin (“Teen Wolf”) and Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings Trilogy), a concert by videogame tribute band “Critical Hit,” screening of Wolf Cop, costume contests, comics creator panels and more are among the programming highlights scheduled at the inaugural Wizard World Comic Con Raleigh, Friday through Sunday, March 13-15 at the Raleigh Convention 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, 4 p.m.), Somerhalder (Saturday, 11:30 a.m.), Schneider (Saturday, 12:30 p.m.), Hoechlin (Saturday, 3:30 p.m.), Astin (Saturday, 1:30 p.m.), Liam McIntyre (Saturday, 2:30 p.m.), Cassandra (“Elvira”) Peterson (Sunday, 2 p.m.)
David Tennant V.I.P ticket holders will enjoy a rare Q&A session with the tenth Doctor himself (Saturday 3 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.) - Tennant VIP attendees only
Get “Married With...” David Faustino (Saturday, 4:30 p.m.), go “out for a bite” with “Buffy’s” James Marsters (Sunday, 1 p.m.), and more
World Of Warcraft Composer Jason Hayes Presents: Behind The Music With “Critical Hit” (Saturday, 2 p.m.). Then at 6 p.m., the band performs original arrangements and electrifying live concerts of music from the most celebrated video games of all time
Costume contests for adults (Saturday, 7 p.m.) and kids (Sunday, 3:30 p.m.), plus cosplay-themed sessions with Wizard World’s Charlie Rocket, veteran cosplayers and others
Learn “how to write comics” with Tom DeFalco (“Spider-Man”), Peter David (“Hulk”), Ann Nocenti (“Daredevil”), Barbara Slate (“Archie”), and Danny Fingeroth (“Darkhawk”) (Friday, 5 p.m.)
Marvel comics session with Fingeroth (“Darkhawk”) and David (“Hulk”) (Sunday, 11:30 a.m.)
Spotlight on “Deadpool” creator Rob Liefeld (Saturday, 1:30 p.m.)
Screenings of Wolf Cop (Saturday, 6:30 p.m.) and “iZombie” premiere (Saturday, 3 p.m.)
Green Ranger Half Hour of Power with Jason David Frank (“Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), a karate class for all ages (Sunday, 1:30 p.m.)
Master the “Genetics of Wizarding” with Dr. Eric Spana, biology professor at Duke University (Sunday, 1:30 p.m.)
Meet-and-greet with Frank (Saturday, 11 a.m.) (Paid event)
Unless noted, programming events take place in the designated General Programming Rooms at the Raleigh Convention Center. VIP admissions or additional costs may apply to ensure access to select activities, as noted. (*Note: Frank Meet & Greet requires a separate admission, and Tennant VIP admission required for his panels.)
A full list of Wizard World Comic Con Raleigh programming is available at http://wizd.me/PRProgrammingRaleigh (subjects, guests, times and rooms subject to change).
Wizard World Comic Con Raleigh is the seventh of 27 events currently scheduled in the 2015 series produced by Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD). For more on the event, visit http://www.wizd.me/RaleighPR.
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.