Des Moines, IA, June 05, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Q&A sessions with William Shatner (Star Trek), Brandon Routh (“The Flash,” Superman Returns), Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm Street), Cassandra Peterson (Elvira: Mistress of the Dark), Jewel Staite (“Firefly,” “Stargate: Atlantis”), WWE® Superstar Seth Rollins™, Dean Cain (“Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,” “Smallville”), Manu Bennett (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, “Arrow”), Billy Dee Williams (Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back), J. August Richards (“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D), Jason Mewes (“Jay and Silent Bob), costume contests, comics-themed sessions and more are among the programming panels scheduled at Wizard World Comic Con Des Moines, June 12-14 at Iowa Events 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, 5 p.m.), Routh (Saturday, noon), Englund (Saturday, 1 p.m.), Peterson (Sunday, 1:30 p.m.), Staite (Saturday, 2 p.m.), Cain (Sunday, 12:30 p.m.), Bennett (Saturday, 4:30 p.m), Williams (Saturday, 4 p.m.), Richards (Saturday, 1:30 p.m.), Mewes (Saturday, 3:30 p.m.) and others
Dual Q&A sessions with The Boondock Saints tandem Sean Patrick Flanery and David Della Rocca (Sunday, 2:30 p.m.)
Comics-themed sessions with WWE® artist Rob Schamberger (Friday, 7 p.m.), learn the art of Saturday morning cartoon production with Tom Cook (Saturday, 1:30 p.m.), storytelling with Michael Golden (Saturday, 12:30 p.m.), break into comics with “Green Arrow’s” Mike Grell, “the Wretch’s” Phil Hester, “Betty & Veronica’s” Barbara Slate, “Spider-Man’s” Jai Nitz, and “She-Hulk’s” Renee Witterstaetter (Saturday, 3 p.m.)
CONtv Presents: Green Ranger Half Hour of Power with Jason David Frank (“Mighty Morphin Power Rangers”), a karate class for all ages (Saturday, 2:30 p.m.)
Join James O’Barr as he revisits the circumstances that led to the creation of “The Crow” (Saturday, 5:30 p.m.)
Step into the ring with WWE® Superstars Seth Rollins™ (Friday, 8 p.m.) and Diva Paige™ (Saturday, 2:30 p.m.)
Costume contests for adults (Saturday, 7 p.m.) and kids (Sunday, 3 p.m.), plus cosplay-themed sessions with Wizard World personality Damian Beurer and others
Meet-and-greet with Jason David Frank (Saturday, 5 p.m.) (Paid event)
Unless noted, programming events take place in the designated General Programming Rooms at the Iowa Events Center. VIP tickets or additional costs may apply to ensure access to select activities, as noted.
A full list of Wizard World Des Moines Comic Con programming is available at http://www.wizardworld.com/programming-desmoines.html (subjects, guests, times and rooms subject to change).
Wizard World Des Moines Comic Con is the 12th of 26 events currently scheduled in the 2015 series produced by Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD). For more on the event, visit www.wizardworld.com/home-desmoines.html.
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), and ComicConBox™, a premium subscription-based monthly box service. 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: www.wizardworld.com/wizcon.html.