To kick off a new year of cons, my first stop is Portland Comic Con! I love this city and the community- and I’m super excited to be among fellow Oregon fans, artist, and cosplayers. It’s such an honor to work with the Wizard World team and to participate in a few panels. I’ll have a chance to facilitate discussions about multiethnic heroes, Doctor Who, and to have one-on-ones with Yaphet Kotto, Alan Tudyk and Stephen Amell. It’s gonna be a great con and I hope to see you out there. Here are the panels I am moderating- leave a comment if you have a question for me to ask!
FRIDAY, JANUARY 23
THE MOST RACIST PANEL EVER! (B110) 4:30-5:15
The pop culture explosion through gaming, comics, TV, and film has opened up new opportunities for cultural diversity; however, many challenges and obstacles still exists in today’s media. In this humorous but poignant discussion, diverse geek experts and comic creators will discuss breaking ethnic stereotypes and what changes need to happen for us to boldly go into the future.
DOCTOR WHO CELEBRATION (B119) 6:00-6:45PM
Join us for a wibbly wobbly time as ‘Whovians’ gather to discuss the latest adventures with our favorite Time Lord and companion. What do you think of Peter Capaldi? What are your thoughts on Season 8? A panel of local Whovian experts will explore the significance of the past 5 decades, thoughts on the 12th Doctor, and speculate on the future of Doctor Who.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 24
ONE-ON-ONE WITH ALAN TUDYK (OREGON BALLROOM 203) 12:30-1:15PM
Wash, Steve the Pirate, King Candy, Duke, Green Arrow.. his list of characters goes on-and-on! One of film and television’s most versatile performers, Alan Tudyk, swings by Wizard World Comic Con to talk his many on-screen and voice-over roles in Firefly, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Wreck-It Ralph, Frozen and the rest of his laundry list of credits!
BORN TO ACT: YAPHET KOTTO (OREGON BALLROOM 204) 2:30-3:15PM
Alien, Live & Let Die (007), The Running Man, Homicide: Life on the Street, Midnight Run – his credits go on & on! To say that Yaphet Kotto has a lot of stories to tell would be an understatement! Join this well-versed actor as he reflects upon many of these legendary films & TV projects in this fan-based Q&A.
Check out all the Programming for Portland Comic Con on the Wizard World homepage.