This week, I’m excited to return to one of my favorite cons- Philadelphia Comic Con (June 2-5) hosted by Wizard World! Philly nerds usually come strong and are passionate about their fandom! I am honored to be a part of some great panels ranging from industry talk, social topics, pop culture discussions and celebrity interviews. Below are the panels I am either on or hosting. Hope you join us and see you there!
AVENGERS, SUIT UP: THE ULTIMATE MARVEL FAN PANEL (5:00 – 5:45PM ROOM 115)
Liz and Lindi, creators of PureFandom.com and writers for Entertainment Weekly, are bringing another epic fan panel to Wizard World, complete with prizes, games, giveaways, and news about all your favorite Marvel superhero movies that are hitting the silver screen. Follow @Pure_Fandom on Twitter to get a sneak peek of prizes!
FANDOM AMERICA: CIVIL WAR (6:00 – 6:45PM ROOM 115)
From comics, TV, film and the web, we are living in a pop culture renaissance. But with too many options and not enough time, how are we to choose what to follow? Join a panel of professional geeks as we debate the best and worst from Marvel/DC films, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, and give our suggestions on what you should be a fan of. With Christopher Mannix, Ann Cornell, Craig Liggeons and Cait Pringle. Hosted by Tony Kim (@Crazy4ComicCon.com and Con Radio)
I’M NOT A SIDEKICK: A DISCUSSION ON DIVERSITY IN POP CULTURE (2:15 – 3:00PM ROOM 115)
The pop culture explosion through comics, TV and film has opened up new opportunities for cultural diversity; however, many obstacles still exist. In this humorous but poignant discussion, diverse geek experts discuss breaking ethnic stereotypes, current casting decisions and what changes need to happen for us to boldly go into the future. With Craig Liggeons, Chelsea St Juniors and Janice Lai. Hosted by Tony Kim (@Crazy4ComicCon.com and Con Radio)
STORIES SHAPED BY YOU — THE FUTURE OF TV SHOWS WITH INTERLUDE AND SAM BARLOW (4:30 – 5:15PM ROOM 120AB)
Bridging the gap between video games and TV, interactive video is bringing a completely new approach to entertainment. Viewers are no longer just watching a show; they are inside the show, in the driver’s seat. “Her Story” creator Sam Barlow, now creative director at media and technology start-up Interlude, will showcase new exclusive interactive content and discuss his personal 16-year journey, from award-winning gaming director to his current role – creating a new generation of stories.
THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE WITH THE X-FILES’ DAVID DUCHOVNY, MITCH PILEGGI, AND WILLIAM B. DAVIS (4:00 – 4:45PM TERRACE BALLROOM)
In one of the longest-running science fiction series in network TV history, X-Files inspired us to believe. Check out this interview with some of the iconic characters and actors that were a part of this pop culture phenomenon. Moderated by Tony B Kim of Crazy4ComicCon.com , ConRadio.com and DCMoviesPodcast.com
MARVEL V DC DAWN OF NERDOM (6:00 – 6:45PM ROOM 115)
Nothing has done more to bring our fandom to mainstream than the Marvel and DC films. However, not all films are created equal. Join profession nerds as they compare and contrast decades of great (and not so great) TV shows and films from our favorite caped crusaders. This is must for superhero cinephile of the Marvel and DC universe. With Christopher Mannix, Craig Liggeons, Rob Martin, Liz Pochop and Ben Beck Hosted by Tony Kim (@Crazy4ComicCon.com and Con Radio)
BEHIND THE ROLES: STANLEY TUCCI (1:00 – 1:45PM ROOM 120AB)
From the Hunger Games to Transformers to Captain America, there is nothing that the talented Stanley Tucci hasn’t done. Check out this interesting Q&A moderated by Tony B Kim of Crazy4ComicCon.com , ConRadio.com and DCMoviesPodcast.com