PRLog - Nov. 1, 2011 - NEW YORK -- Wizard World Austin Comic Con today announced its diverse programming schedule, featuring unique celebrity Q&A's, music, film screenings and discussions, artist schools, contests and more for the event, set for Friday through Sunday, Nov. 11-13 at the Austin Convention Center. Sessions featuring Adam Baldwin, Hayden Panettiere and notables from such popular TV programs and films as STAR WARS, “Buffy: The Vampire Slayer,” “The Walking Dead,” and WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY are among the highlight attractions.
Chandler Riggs - photo by Laurie Lee
Some of the top sessions include:
-- Rare Q&A sessions with Adam Baldwin (FULL METAL JACKET, SERENITY) and Hayden Panettiere (“Heroes,”
-- STAR WARS Q&A with Jake Lloyd, Peter Mayhew and Daniel Logan
-- Young stars Chandler Riggs and Anthony Guajardo of the hit AMC series “The Walking Dead”
-- A WILLY WONKA panel featuring four of the five child stars of the original 1971 classic film
-- “Stargate Universe” Q&A with the beautiful tandem of Alaina Huffman and Julia Benson
-- “Kids' Day” program with face painting, balloons, other fun activities specially designed for children, including a reading of “My Favorite Giant,” the latest children's book by Peter Mayhew, best known as STAR WARS' “Chewbacca”
-- Wizard Art School and Q&A's featuring leading creators like Michael Golden, Marv Wolfman, Kody Chamberlain, Rob Guillory, Jo Chen, Greg Capullo, Yanick Paquette and others
-- Wizard World Austin Drink And Draw, hosted by artist Tommy Castillo, during which some will drink…some will draw…and the best will take on the challenge of doing both
-- The popular adult costume contest and fun kids costume contest with great prizes
Unless noted, Austin Comic Con programming will take place in the designated panel rooms at the Austin Convention Center, and is included with admission to the event. Seating for panels is strictly limited and available on a first come first serve basis and each room will be cleared between panels.
The full schedule is at http://www.wizardworldcomiccon.com/
Austin Comic Con is the ninth and final stop on Wizard World's 2011 North American tour. Hours are Friday, November 11, 4 – 7 p.m.; Saturday, November 12, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.; and Sunday, November 13, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tickets are available in advance online at http://www.wizardworldcomiccon.com/
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Wizard World, Inc. produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking.