Smith, Lee Meet & Greets, Evening Parties Highlight Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con Programming

Robert-Englund-Panel-500Q&A Sessions With Matt Smith, Stan Lee, Evening Parties, Meet-And-Greets, Costume Contests Highlight Programming At Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con

WWE® Diva AJ Lee®, Michael Rooker, Manu Bennett, Alan Tudyk, Dean Cain, Robert Englund Q&A’s, Comics Creator Sessions, Film Festival, ‘Kids Day’ Among Full Three Days Of Panels And Events

Question-and-answer sessions with top celebrities like Matt Smith, Stan Lee, WWE® Diva AJ Lee® and Manu Bennett, meet-and-greets, adult and kids costume contests, film festival and an array of comics and pop culture themed panels comprise the robust featured programming schedule at Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, Feb. 7-9 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Most programming is included as part of the standard event admission.

Some of the highlights of the schedule include:

Interactive Q&A sessions with Smith (Sat., 6:15 p.m.), Stan Lee (Sat., 2 p.m..), AJ Lee (Fri., 6:45 p.m.), Bennett (Sat., 2 p.m.), Michael Rooker (Sun., 1:45 p.m.), Alan Tudyk (Sat., 1 p.m.), Dean Cain (Sat., 12:30 p.m.), Robert Englund (Sat., 3 p.m.), Wil Wheaton (Sun., 2:30 p.m.), Jason David Frank (Sat., 1:30 p.m.) and other celebrities

Informative discussions with noted comics creators Chris Claremont (Sat., 1 p.m.), Mike Mignola (Sat., 11:30 a.m.), Marv Wolfman (Sun., 1:30 p.m.), Travis Langley, Eric Bailey, Sherri Craig and Danny Fingeroth (Fri., 4:30 p.m.),

“30 Years of Termination” with Linda Hamilton and Michael Biehn, (Sat., 4:30 p.m.) followed by a screening of Terminator (Sat., 5:15 p.m.)

Evening parties on Friday (“All Nerd Rock-A-Thon,” 8 p.m.; “Wizard World Creator Pro Am,” 8 p.m.); Saturday (“Wizard World Official After Party,” 9 p.m.)

Costume contests for adults (Saturday, 7:15 p.m.) and kids (Sunday, 2:30 p.m.)

Wizard World Art Auction presented by Neal Adams featuring exclusive artwork created by top artists

Wizard World Comic Con Film Festival, featuring selected shorts and music videos (Fri., Sat.)

Mario Kart 64 Tournament (Fri., 7 p.m.)

Sci-Fi Speed Dating (Fri., 4 p.m.; Sat., 1 p.m., 4 p.m..; Sun., 1 p.m.) two hour sessions

Meet-and-greets with Lee (Fri., 3:15 p.m.) and Frank (Sat., 11 a.m.; Sun., 11:30 a.m.), (paid events)

Kids Day (Sunday), with an array of kids and family activities designed just for the younger set, highlighted by the Green Ranger Power Hour with Jason David Frank (2 p.m.)

Unless noted, programming events take place in the designated General Programming Rooms at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. VIP tickets or additional costs may apply to ensure access to select activities, as noted.

A full list of Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con programming is below; further details on each at (subjects, guests, times and rooms subject to change):

Friday, February 7
3:15 – 4:00pm Stan Lee Meet And Greet – Paid Event (Room 235)
4:00 – 4:45pm The Ghost Of New Orleans (Room 242)
4:00 – 4:45pm Krewe Du Who Presents: From Trenzalore, With Love: Confessions Of A Doctor Who Monster (Room 244)
4:00 – 6:00pm Love In The Air @ New Orleans Comic Con – Speed Dating Style (Room 335)
4:30 – 5:15pm Getting Respect: Comics Go To College (Room 338)
5:00 – 5:45pm Costumes + Playing = Cosplay! So What Does That Actually Mean? (Room 244)
5:00 – 8:00pm Wizard World Film Festival (Room 242)
5:30 – 6:15pm Amazing Spider-Man: The Return Of Peter Parker With Humberto Ramos, Chris Claremont, Marv Wolfman And Danny Fingeroth (Room 338)
6:00 – 8:00pm Gremlins At 30 With Zach Galligan/Gremlins Screening (Room 244)
6:45 – 7:30pm WWE® Diva AJ Lee® (Room 338)
7:00pm – ??? Mario Kart 64 Tournament (Barcadia, 601 Tchoupitoulas St.)
8:00pm – ??? All-Nerd Rock-A-Thon: Chewbacchus’ Comic Con After Party – $10 Entry (Howlin Wolf, 907 S. Peters St.)
8:30 – 10:30pm Creator Pro Am: Drink & Draw (Ohm Lounge, 601 Tchoupitoulas St.)

Saturday, February 8
10:30 – 11:15am Creating The Next Star Trek Television Show (Room 344)
11:00 – 11:45am Jason David Frank Meet And Greet – Paid Event (Room 235)
11:00 – 11:45am 1939: The Year That Changed Everything (Batman Was Just The Beginning!) (Room 238)
11:00 – 11:45am Saving The Day: Ghostbusters Propping And Volunteering (Room 240)
11:00 – 11:45am The Art Of Animation Production With Animator/Director Tom Cook (Room 242)
11:00 – 11:45am Vampire Lore And Other Urban Myths And Legends w/Dr. Rebecca Housel (Room 244)
11:30 – 12:15pm Cogs, Gears And Lace – Steampunk Culture And Couture (Room 338)
11:30 – 12:15pm Spotlight On Mike Mignola (Room 344)
12:00 – 12:45pm Creative Approach To Inking (Room 238)
12:00 – 12:45pm Anime/Manga 101 (Room 240)
12:00 – 12:45pm Cosplay & Fanfilms (Room 242)
12:00 – 12:45pm Doctor Who Fan Panel (Room 244)
12:00 – 12:45pm A Backstage Pass To Laika Animation Studio (Oregon) (Room 338)
12:30 – 1:15pm One-On-One With The Man Of Steel: Dean Cain (Room 344)
1:00 – 1:45pm How To Design A Fight Scene With Pere Perez (Room 238)
1:00 – 1:45pm The Idea Iceberg (Room 240)
1:00 – 1:45pm Grimm Fairy Tales Animated (Room 242)
1:00 – 1:45pm One-On-One With Alan Tudyk(Room 244)
1:00 – 3:00pm Love In The Air @ New Orleans Comic Con – Speed Dating Style (Room 335)
1:00 – 1:45pm Spotlight On Chris Claremont(Room 338)
1:30 – 2:15pm One-On-One With Jason David Frank: Power Ranger (Oregon Ballroom 344)
2:00 – 2:45pm Civil Rights As Reflected In Comics (Room 238)
2:00 – 2:45pm Gaming Of Thrones (Room 240)
2:00 – 5:00pm The Wizard World Film Festival (Room 242)
2:00 – 2:45pm One-On-One With Stan Lee (Room 244)
2:00 – 2:45pm One-On-One With Manu Bennett (Room 338)
2:30 – 3:15pm One-On-One With Pam Grier (Room 344)
3:00 – 3:45pm Free Drawings For Total Strangers (A Webcomic) (Room 238)
3:00 – 3:45pm How To Sell Your Game Design (Room 240)
3:00 – 3:45pm: One-On-One With Robert Englund (Room 244)
3:00 – 3:45pm Batman At 75 (Room 338)
3:30 – 4:15pm One-On-One With An Agent Of S.H.I.E.L.D. – J. August Richards (Room 344)
4:00 – 4:45pm How To Write Comics With Chris Claremont, Marv Wolfman And Danny Fingeroth (Room 238)
4:00 – 4:45pm The History Of Star Wars And Lego (Room 240)
4:00 – 6:00pm Love In The Air @ New Orleans Comic Con – Speed Dating Style (Room 335)
4:00 – 4:45pm Farewell Raggedy Man (Room 338)
4:30 – 5:15pm 30 Years Of Termination With Linda Hamilton And Michael Biehn (Room 244)
4:30 – 5:15pm Super Power Beat Down (Room 344)
5:00 – 5:45pm Sex, Love And Superheroes (Room 238)
5:00 – 5:45pm Ins-And-Outs Of Mold Making And Casting (Room 240)
5:00 – 5:45pm No Budget Filmmaking (Room 242)
5:00 – 5:45pm Superstar Artists Roundtable With J.G. Jones, Carlos Pacheco, Paris Cullins And More! (Room 338)
5:15 – 7:15pm The Terminator Screening (Room 244)
5:30 – 6:15pm The End Of The World Is Only The Beginning (Room 344)
6:00 – 6:45pm Evidence Revealed (Room 240)
6:00 – 6:45pm Comic Geeks (Room 242)
6:15 – 7:00pm One-On-One With The Doctor: Matt Smith (New Orleans Theater)
7:00 – 7:45pm How To Roll Winning Numbers (Room 238)
7:15 – 9:30pm Wizard World Costume Contest (New Orleans Theater)
9:00pm – Close Wizard World Official After Party (The Metropolitan Night Club, 310 Andrew Higgins Dr.)

Sunday, February 9
11:30 – 12:15pm Jason David Frank Meet And Greet – Paid Event (Room 235)
11:30 – 12:15pm From Totter’s Lane To Trenzalore: 50 Years In The Tardis (Room 338)
11:30 – 12:15pm Battle For Multicultural Heroes (Room 344)
12:00 – 12:45pm Getting Graphic In Library (Room 238)
12:00am – 12:45pm Storytelling With Michael Golden (Room 242)
12:00 – 12:45pm One-On-One With Elvira (Room 244)
12:30 – 1:15pm Create A Comics Story With Chris Claremont
12:30 – 1:15pm One-On-One With John Ratzenberger (Room 344)
1:00 – 1:45pm U Cre-8 Comics Presents: Character Crafters (Room 238)
1:00 – 1:45pm Hound Kids Presents Border-Pups: Crashbat And Super Space Sheriff’s Book Reading (Room 242)
1:00 – 1:30pm How To Survive A Killer Tv Show With Jon Bernthal (Room 244)
1:00 – 3:00pm Love In The Air @ New Orleans Comic Con – Speed Dating Style (Room 335)
1:30 – 2:15pm Spotlight On Marv Wolfman (Room 338)
1:30 – 2:15pm Kids Backstage Pass To Laika Animation Studio (Oregon) (Room 344)
1:45 – 2:15pm Michael Rooker Vs The Audience (Room 244)
2:00 – 3:00pm The Green Power Ranger Power Hour (Room 235)
2:00 – 2:45pm Secrets Of The Evil Vector Queen (Room 238)
2:00 – 2:45pm One-On-One With C. Thomas Howell (Room 242)
2:30 – 3:15pm One-One-One With Wil Wheaton (Room 244)
2:30 – 3:15pm Supervillains And Psychology (Room 338)
2:30 – 3:15pm Wizard World Kids Costume Contest (Room 344)
3:00 – 3:45pm Making Comics With Kody Chamberlain (Room 238)
3:00 – 3:45pm Gaming Industry Insider Hearsay Tales (Room 242)
3:30 – 4:15pm Jedi Academy (Room 344)

Seating for panels is strictly limited and available on a first served basis. We do not clear panel rooms unless you are seated in a section that is marked with a sign at the end of the row reading: ROW WILL BE CLEARED AT THE END OF EACH PANEL

Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, comics, toys, video gaming, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con show hours are Friday, Feb. 7, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 8, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 9, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

New Orleans Comic Con is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed – will roam the convention floor, often stopping by the Show Stage, the ideal place to see and be seen.

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