Sac-Town Nerds, I’m heading your way for Sacramento Comic Con! Excited to work with a great staff, hang out with awesome cosplayers, podcast with some creative content creators and you! Here are the panels I’ll be hosting:
6:30-7:15PM FANDOM AMERICA: CIVIL WAR (ROOM 203)
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 watching, reading and experiencing.
1:00 – 1:45PM ADVENTURES IN MIDDLE EARTH WITH BILLY BOYD (BALLROOM)
“Lord of the Rings” fans rejoice! Billy Boyd (Peregrin ‘Pippin’ Took) has traveled far and wide to join us for this very special Wizard World Q&A! This is your opportunity to ask Billy about his life, career, music, and where his adventures will be taking him next! You don’t want to miss this awesome panel! Moderated by Tony Kim (Crazy 4 Comic Con blog, podcast)).
2:00-2:45PM EVERYTHING’S SHINY, CAP’N: JEWEL STAITE (BALLROOM)
Viewers of the cult-favorite Firefly know Kaylee Frye as being the optimistic, sweet member of the crew. How does Jewel Staite compare to her beloved character? Come to this Q&A, ask your questions about Firefly, Wonderfalls, the Killing or her other roles, and find out for yourself (spoiler: she’s just as sweet!) Moderated by Tony Kim (Crazy 4 Comic Con blog, podcast).
3:00 Introduing WILLIAM SHATNER (BALLROOM)
4:30-5:15PM THE MAN OF STEEL: DEAN CAIN (ROOM 203)
Some people are born to be great while others are born to be SUPER! Join Dean Cain as he reflects on his time as the legendary hero in the hit TV series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, how playing the Man of Steel has changed his career, what it meant to him to don the cape, and the other projects he’s worked on over the years!
5:30-6:15PM JUSTICE BEFORE THE JOB: ANNIE WERSCHING (ROOM 203)
While she has made memorable appearances on the big screen in Bruce Almighty and in the award-winning video game The Last of Us, Annie Wersching has made her biggest impact on television. Best known for her roll in 24, Annie has also left her mark on The Vampire Diaries, Bosch, Castle, Dallas and many others. What in her career has stood out the most? What’s next? Come to this Q&A, ask your question and find out.
11:30-12:15PM I’M NOT A SIDEKICK: A DISCUSSION ON DIVERSITY IN POP CULTURE (ROOM 104)
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.
1:00-1:45PM HOW TO GET TO SESAME STREET WITH CAROLL SPINNEY (ROOM 203)
“I’ll be the smartest bird the world has ever seen.” As the voice of both Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, Caroll Spinney influenced every child who was fortunate enough to turn on Sesame Street. Hear his amazing voice(s), learn how life on the other side of ‘the Street’ can be and bring your questions for this very rare panel discussion!
Check out the complete Wizard World’s Sacramento Comic Con programming schedule here and hope to see you there!