Winkler, Colter, Star Wars Q&As, Creative Panels Head Programming At Wizard World Comic Con Columbus

'Women of Pop Culture,' 'Firefly,' John Barrowman, Q&A's, Anime Voice Actors, Creator Panels, Costume Contests, Cosplay Sessions All Weekend Long At Greater Columbus Convention Center, Friday Through Sunday
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COLUMBUS, Ohio - June 5, 2018 - PRLog -- Q&A sessions with standout celebrities Henry Winkler ("Happy Days," "Barry"), John Barrowman ("Arrow," "Torchwood"), Mike Colter ("Luke Cage"), dual panels with "The Women of Pop Culture" Holly Marie Combs ("Charmed," "Picket Fences") and Charisma Carpenter ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Angel"), the "Firefly" tandem of Jewel Staite and Sean Maher, the Star Wars duo of Ray Park and Daniel Logan, anime, video games, cosplayer and comics creator sessions, adult and kids costume contests and more highlight the programming offerings at Wizard World Comic Con Columbus, Friday through Sunday at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Most programming is included as part of the standard event admission and is in addition to the live entertainment options (dancing, music, etc.) all weekend.

Some highlights of the more than 50 hours of panels scheduled include:

• Interactive Q&As with Colter (Friday, 6:30 p.m.), Winkler (Saturday, 2:30 p.m.), Barrowman (Sunday, 1:30 p.m.), Kevin Sorbo ("Hercules," "Andromeda," Saturday, noon), Billy Boyd (Lord of the Rings)
• Group session with Combs and Carpenter (Saturday, 1 p.m.), Staite and Maher (Sunday, 12:30 p.m.) and Park and Logan (Saturday, 5 p.m.)
• Disney Trivia panel with Walt Before Mickey stars Thomas Ian Nicholas (Rookie of the Year) and Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite) (Saturday, 2 p.m.)
• Creator-themed hours featuring industry superstars Mike Watson (Freestyle Komics), Mostafa Moussa (" Superman," "Fantastic Four"), Shawn Coss ("Cyanide & Happiness"), Steve Geiger ("Punisher," "Spider-Man"), Kurt Lehner ("Gargoyles," "Marvel Action Hour"), and more
• Voice Actor Q&A with Maile Flanagan, the voice of Naruto There is also an Anime VIP only Meet-and-greet with Maile and friends! (Saturday, 5:30 p.m.)
• Fan-based panels on subjects ranging from Comic Shop talk, self promotion, Marvel vs. DC, self publishing, storytelling, podcasting, props & armor and more
• Kids programming all three days, including story time, face painting, puppet shows, dance parties, magic, learn to draw, (and Kids 10 and under are free every day with paid adult)
• World-famous Wizard World Comic Con Adult Costume Contest, Saturday at 7 p.m. and Kids Costume Contests on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.
• Cosplay with special guests OhMySophii, Nightingale Vixen, Silverlining, DevouringDark, Galaxy Amethyst, Smolder and more, throughout the weekend
• Cosplay and Industry Workshops (Resin Casting, Pokémon, Sculpting, Worbla, Wiz Art, Duct Tape, Social Media), require additional ticket

Unless noted, programming events take place in the designated General Programming Rooms or show floor stages at the convention center. VIP tickets or additional costs may apply to ensure access to select activities, as noted.

A full list of Wizard World Comic Con Columbus programming is available at (subjects, guests, times and rooms subject to change).

Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. The seventh event scheduled on the 2018 Wizard World calendar, Columbus show hours are Friday, June 8, 4-9 p.m.; Saturday, June 9, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, June 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Kids 10 and under are admitted free with paid adult.

Wizard World Comic Con Columbus 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 and participate in the famed Wizard World Costume Contest on Saturday evening.

For more on the 2018 Wizard World Columbus, visit

About Wizard World (OTCBB:WIZD)

Wizard World, Inc. ( produces comic, gaming and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, tech, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming and entertainment 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 teamed with Sony Pictures Entertainment to find the next generation of movies as well as to engage in a number of strategic initiatives. Additional initiatives may include an augmented touring schedule of Wizard World shows, fixed-site installations, curated e-commerce, and the production and distribution of content both in the U.S. and internationally. Fans can interact with Wizard World at and on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media services.

The 2018 Wizard World convention schedule is available at:

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