I’m excited to be in the ‘Blue Grass’ state for the first time to be a part of Kentucky Comic Con hosted by Wizard World. Not only am I pumped to explore a new city, but also to connect with Louisville fandom. Below are the panels that I am hosting this weekend- I’m grateful to have a chance to facilitate some interesting interviews and conversations. I’ll also be Periscoping and tweeting all weekend long so make sure to follow along!
4:00PM – 4:45PM STAR WARS FAN PANEL (ROOM 210)
In only 50+ days we will live in a world enlightened by the existence of Star Wars Episode VII! In preparation, we invite you to a panel dedicated to all things Star Wars. Professional nerds will challenge the crowd with Star Wars trivia, discuss the significance of Star Wars culture, and speculate on the future of living in a galaxy far, far away! Moderated by Con Radio’s Tony Kim
11:00AM – 11:45AM HOW TO BE A PROFESSIONAL GEEK (ROOM 210)
Besides bringing us awesome cat videos and Drake memes, the internet has created an opportunity to pursue your geek dreams! Come to this helpful panel where professional geeks will share their journey of discovering their voice and getting their brand to market. We’ll discuss platforms, partnerships, messaging, and social media. Young content creators, don’t miss this! Moderated by Con Radio’s Tony Kim
2:15PM – 3:00PM STARS OF ARROW (CASCADE BC)
They won’t fail the city, come join the heroes and villain of Star City: Stephen Amell, John Barrowman, David Ramsey, Katie Cassidy, Paul Blackthorne and Willa Holland in this once in a lifetime Wizard World Q&A opportunity!
3:15PM – 4:15PM UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH JOHN BARROWMAN
Jumping from Torchwood’s Captain Jack Harkness to Arrow’s Malcolm Meryln, John Barrowman is always caught in the action! Come join us to experience this unique Q&A session at Wizard World Comic Con!
4:00PM – 4:45PM THE CHANGING FACE OF POP CULTURE (ROOM 210)
There has been so much growing diversity in our pop culture world- however, there are still many obstacles when it comes to experiencing ethnic or other marginalized heroes in media. Join us for this challenging topic as multicultural nerds discuss the cultural barriers, systemic problems, and the artistic gaps, that keep us from seeing diverse representation in comics, TV, and film. Moderated by Con Radio’s Tony Kim
5:30PM – 6:15PM PROTECTING STAR CITY WITH STEPHEN AMELL (CASCADE BC)
Stephen Amell has many hobbies including shooting arrows and catching bad guys or wearing a hockey mask and catching bad guys. Stephen takes a break from catching bad guys to answer all your Arrow and TMNT 2 related questions in this Wizard World Q&A.
11:30AM – 12:15PM CON RADIO PRESENTS: A LIVE RECORDING OF THE CONSMASH PODCAST (ROOM 208)
Recently, conSMASH hosts Billy A. Patterson and Mo Lightning nearly fought to the death on the topic “Which era had the better cartoons: the 80s or the 90s?” (No winner was determined.) Now YOU can help determine the winner of our next “Dorkly Dispute” taking place live from Wizard World Comic Con. Catch up on the show before the show by following @consmash on Twitter.
Check out Louisville Comic Con’s full programming line up and hope to see you here!