Las Vegas, NV, April 17, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Q&A sessions with Robert Englund (The Nightmare on Elm Street), Tom Mison (“Sleepy Hollow”), James Marsters (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”), Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy), Milo Ventimiglia (“Gilmore Girls,” “Heroes”), a concert by videogame tribute band “Critical Hit,” costume contests, comics creator panels and more are among the programming highlights scheduled at the inaugural Wizard World Comic Con Las Vegas, Friday through Sunday, April 24-26 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Programming is free and included as part of the standard event admission unless otherwise noted.
Some highlights of the more than 50 panels scheduled include:
Interactive Q&As with Englund (Saturday, 1 p.m.), Mison Saturday, 3:30 p.m.), Rooker (Saturday, 4 p.m.), Ventimiglia (Saturday, 4:30 p.m.), Marsters (Sunday, 1 p.m.), Arthur Darvill (Saturday 11 a.m.), and Cassandra (“Elvira”) Peterson (Sunday, noon)
Dual Q&A sessions with The Walking Dead’s Emily Kinney and David Morrissey (Saturday, 3 p.m.), WWE® Superstars Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose (Saturday, 1:30 p.m.), and “The Hillywood Show’s” Hilly & Hannah Hindi (Saturday, 3 p.m.)
Meet & Greet with “King of the Nerds” Xander Jeanneret and “The Quest” Bonnie Gordon (Saturday 2:30 p.m.) (Free event)
Join special effects master Fon Davis (The Nightmare Before Christmas, Guardians of the Galaxy, Elysium, Star Wars) as he gives a first-hand look into his creative process
Find out if a career in video games is all it’s cracked up to be with World Of Warcraft Composer Jason Hayes, Halo and Destiny Composer Michael Salvatori and Executive Producer Michael Gluck from “Critical Hit” (Saturday, 1:30 p.m.). 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, 3:30 p.m.), plus cosplay-themed sessions with Wizard World’s Damian Beurer, veteran cosplayers and others
Learn “how to write comics” with Steven Grant (“2 Guns,” “Whisper”), Gilbert Hernandez (“Love and Rockets,” “Palomar”), Jaime Hernandez (“Love and Rockets,” “Penny Century”), and Chelle Dey (“Shenanigans”) (Friday, 4 p.m.)
Go “behind the scenes” with Furious 7’s Noel Gugliemi (“Hector”), Caesar Garcia (Juvenile), and Jon Lee Brody as they share their experiences (Friday, 6 p.m.)
Go “head-to-head” with the Green Power Ranger, Jason David Frank and learn about his new reality TV show on CONtv, “My Morphin Life!” (Saturday, 2:30 p.m.). Then join Frank for Green Ranger Half Hour of Power, a karate class for all ages (Sunday, 1:30 p.m.).
Join Kevin Sorbo (“Hercules: The Legendary Journeys”) for a special screening of Mythica available on CONtv.
Meet the stars of A&E’s “Epic Ink” and learn how they bring pop-culture to life as living body are in eye-popping ink (Saturday, 6:30 p.m.)
Meet-and-greet with Frank (Saturday, 5 p.m.) (Paid event)
Unless noted, programming events take place in the designated General Programming Rooms at the Las Vegas 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 Las Vegas programming is available at http://wizd.me/PRProgrammingLasVegas (subjects, guests, times and rooms subject to change).
Wizard World Comic Con Las Vegas is the eighth 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/LasVegasPR.
About Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD)
Wizard World, Inc. (http://www.wizardworld.com) 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, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Wizard World has also launched CONtv, a digital media channel in partnership with leading independent content distributor Cinedigm™ (NASDAQ: CIDM). Fans can interact with Wizard World on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media services.
The 2015 Wizard World Comic Con schedule is available at: http://www.wizd.me/PRSchedule2015.