My Chicago Comic Con schedule

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The next few days I will be at Chicago Comic Con that starts tomorrow and goes till Sunday. It’s a privilege to be moderating some great panels with an awesome group of talented panelists. What I am most excited about is the diversity represented and that I get a chance to participate in these interesting conversations . Overall, I’ll be moderating 9 panels over the 4 days which are listed below. Hope to see ya there!

Thursday
6a00d8341c730253ef0133f362fabf970b-250wi6:00 – 6:45PM CREATIVITY THAT LASTS
As an artist, writer, actor, musician or creator, there is nothing more challenging than the development of the creative process. Is art birthed from the spontaneous or is it a result of a carefully crafted rhythm and structure? In this panel, esteemed creators, David Chelsea (Snow Angel; Dark Horse Presents; Welcome to the Zone), Trevor Mueller (Albert the Alien; Reading with Pictures), Dan Parent (Archie; Betty and Veronica; Sabrina the Teenage Witch), and Rob Prior (Spawn; Deep Space 9; Evil Ernie; Heavy Metal) describe how to overcome creative obstacles and share their keys to unleashing creativity. Moderated by Tony Kim (ROOM 42)

Friday
2:00 – 2:45PM TRAILER PARK
Come see some of the hottest trailers from upcoming movies on the BIG SCREEN! (ROOM 24)

Frison3:00 – 3:45PM WONDER WOMEN FOR THE 21st CENTURY
We couldn’t imagine our favorite comic book, TV show, or film without our beloved super heroines, however the journey for them has not been easy. Whether it’s cultural barriers or societal sexism, super women have had to fight more than just crime in order to survive. Join us as Jenny Frison (True Blood; Spike; Revival; Angel), Joe Linsner (Dawn; Sinful Suzi), Chrissie Zullo (Cinderella: Fables Are Forever; Fables; Hack/Slash: The Series), and Dr. Rebecca Housel discuss the challenges and obstacles of creating relevant female protagonists in today’s male dominated industries. Moderated by Tony Kim (ROOM 34)

images5:00 – 7:00PM THE ULTIMATE DOCTOR WHO 50th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, Rachell Montgomery, host of The Ultimate Doctor Who Screening will bring a lively, fun-filled Doctor Who panel to Wizard World Chicago where all things Doctor Who will be discussed. Don’t miss our on a hilarious Doctor Who trivia quiz and giveaways courtesy of BBC Home Entertainment! (ROOM 41)

Saturday
2386605-scottsnyder_564_012:00 – 12:45PM PITFALLS OF WRITING
Whether you are a seasoned writer or a brand new one, the journey of writing a compelling story is a tumultuous one. Creative writing is often fill with all kinds of discouraging land-mines or creative dead-ends. Hear from Steven Grant (The Punisher; The Avengers; Two Guns; Catwoman), Chloe Neill (Chicagoland Vampires), Eisner Award Winner Scott Snyder (Batman; Detective Comics; American Vampire), and Eisner Award Winner Nate Powell (March; Swallow Me Whole; Sounds of Your Name) as they share some of their secrets to not only completing a compelling story but also developing habits to be a more effective writer. Moderated by Tony Kim (ROOM 34)

images-112:45 – 1:15PM ONE-ON-ONE WITH WILL YUN LEE
He is best known for his roles in the TNT supernatural drama series Witchblade as Danny Woo and as Jae Kim on the NBC science fiction television drama Bionic Woman. Lee portrayed notable roles in the James Bond film Die Another DayElektraThe King of Fighters, and the most recently released, The Wolverine. (ROOM 42)

Screen shot 2013-08-06 at 9.08.13 PM3:00 – 3:45PM WIBBLY WOBBLY TIME: A DOCTOR WHO PANEL
Come celebrate 50 years of time travel with an amazing panel of Doctor Who experts. Join panelists Steven Warren Hill (Gallifrey Base Forum), Paul Jonathan Booth (Fan Phenomena: Doctor Who), Jennifer Adams Kelley (Chicago Tardis) as they discuss why our favorite Time Lord has endured for five decades, speculate on the 12th Doctor, and what we might see for the 50th Anniversary episode. No Whovian should miss this! Moderated by Tony Kim (ROOM 41)

darryl_mcdaniels4:00 – 4:45PM CROSSING OVER: ART AND MUSIC
An artist, a musician, a writer, a dancer, or anyone who wishes to express themselves creativity constantly strives to discover new ways to create. Comfortably is an alluring temptation but stagnation can only be avoided through constant expansion of ones’ talents and the burden of risk-taking. How do you create something new? Where can you get inspiration from? And does it feel like anything? Sometimes a look beyond is required to ignite the flames of creation. Join three such visionaries, rapper Tech N9ne (Something Else; All 6’s And 7’s; K.O.D.), artist Rob Prior (Heavy Metal; Spawn the Impaler; Terminator), and Grammy Award winning hip-hop artist Darryl McDaniels “D.M.C.” (Run-D.M.C.; King of Rock) who are exploring the outer reaches of what art “should be” and how some of the most vibrant collaborations are ‘hidden’ right under our nose. (ROOM 42)

Sunday
2:00 – 2:45PM BATTLE FOR MULTICULTURAL HEROES
The pop culture explosion through gaming, comics, TV, and film has opened up new opportunities for cultural diversity; however, many obstacles still exists. In this humorous but poignant discussion, diverse geek experts will discuss breaking ethnic stereotypes and what changes need to happen for us to boldly go into the future. Moderated by Tony Kim (ROOM 41)

See the complete programming schedule at the Wizard World homepage.

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