Panels featuring Chris Hemsworth, Bruce Campbell, WWE® Superstar Sheamus® and other celebs, evening parties, movie and TV screenings, costume contests and more top the schedule of programming at Wizard World Sacramento Comic Con, March 7-9.
February 25, 2014 (Newswire.com) - Question-and-answer sessions with top celebrities like Chris Hemsworth, Bruce Campbell, WWE® Superstar Sheamus®, Julie Benz and Stan Lee, meet-and-greets, adult and kids costume contests, a screening of the new CW series "The 100," historical discussions on comics and video games, a film festival and an array of comics and pop culture themed panels comprise the robust featured programming schedule at Wizard World Sacramento Comic Con, March 7-9 at the Sacramento 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 Hemsworth (Sun., 4 p.m.), Campbell (Sat., 5:45 p.m.), Sheamus (Fri., 6:45 p.m.), Benz (Sat., 11 a.m), Lee (Sat., 3 p.m.), William Shatner (Sat., 5 p.m.), Michael Rooker (Sun., 2:30 p.m.), Billy Dee Williams (Sat., 12:30 p.m.) and other celebrities; Informative discussions with noted comics creators Chris Claremont (Fri., 5 p.m.), Michael Golden (Sun., 11:30 a.m.), Josef Rubinstein, Joe Weems and Danny Fingeroth (Sun., 12:30 p.m.) and more.
"Hollywood Confidential" with James Marsters, on how to break into the business (Sat., noon, paid event); Advanced screening of the new CW series "The 100"; Evening parties on Friday ("Wizard World Creator Pro Am," 9 p.m.); Saturday ("Wizard World Official Masquerade Party," 10 p.m.); Costume contests for adults (Saturday, 7 p.m.) and kids (Sunday, 2:30 p.m.).
Untold Stories From The Early Days Of Video Game Development (Fri., 6 p.m.); · Wizard World Comic Con Film Festival, featuring selected shorts and music videos (Fri., Sat.); 1939: The Year That Changed Everything, discussion about that iconic year for the comics world; Meet-and-greets with Lee (Sat, 10:30 a.m.) and Jason David Frank (Sat., noon; Sun., 11 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 Sacramento Convention Center. VIP tickets or additional costs may apply to ensure access to select activities, as noted.
A full list of Wizard World Sacramento Comic Con programming is at http://www.wizardworld.com/programming-sacramento.html (subjects, guests, times and rooms subject to change):
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 Sacramento Comic Con show hours are Friday, March 7, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, March 8, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Sunday, March 9, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
A first-class lineup of topical programming takes place all three days at the event, with celebrity Q&A's, comics-themed sessions, costume contest, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Sunday, March 9, is also Kids Day, with an array of activities and programming specially designed for the younger Wizard World fans.
Sacramento 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 Cosplay Stage, the ideal place to see and be seen.
For more on the 2014 Wizard World Sacramento Comic Con, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/home-sacramento.html.
About Wizard World:
Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD) 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. The events often feature celebrities from movies and TV, artists and writers, and events such as premieres, gaming tournaments, panels, and costume contests.
The full event schedule can be found at www.wizardworld.com.