Wizard World Austin this weekend, check out this lineup!
(Press Release) – Join tens of thousands of fellow fans as they converge on the Austin Convention Center at Austin Comic Con to celebrate the best in pop culture. Austin Comic Con brings it all – Movies, Comics, Toys, Video Gaming, Games, TV, Horror, Wrestling, MMA, Original Art, Collectibles, Anime, Manga & More! This is Texas’ best new Comic Con! Austin Comic Con is brought to you by the group who produces the most widely attended Comic Con tour!
WIZARD ART SCHOOL W/GREG HORN
Superstar Marvel and DC artist Greg Horn (Blackest Night covers) leads a discussion on digital art and takes you through his creative process.
THE INCREDIBLE HULK Q&A W/LOU FERRIGNO
The original Hulk, Ferrigno sits down for an exclusive Q&A about the classic show and his status as a pop culture icon.
THE ART OF ‘CHEW’ AND ‘SWEETS’
Indy art sensations, Rob Guillory (Chew) and Kody Chamberlain (Sweets) join the Wizard World Tour and discuss their breakout Image hits.
WOMEN OF WRESTLING W/TORRIE, LITA, TARA, CHRISTIE AND JACKIE
Join Torrie Wilson, Amy Dumas, Lisa Marie Varon, Christy Hemme and Jackie Haas as they talk about the ups and downs of being a woman in professional wrestling.
WIZARD ART SCHOOL W/ALÉ GARZA
Fan-favorite artist Alé Garza (Superman/Batman) takes fans on an artistic tour of his style and storytelling.
The Bionic Woman, Lindsay Wagner, and co-star Richard Anderson discuss the pop culture hit and its continued popularity with fans across the world.
WIZARD SCHOOL: HOW TO SCULPT WITH THE SHIFLETT BROTHERS
The fan-favorite sculptors take fans and aspiring toy and statue makers through their creative process.
JAMES O’BARR Q&A
The Crow creator talks about his dark creation and the plans for a new Crow franchise in the movies.
THE MATRIX SCREENING (FREE)
Relive the movie phenomenon that changed filmmaking for a generation! Starring Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne, this visual feast is NOT to be missed.
DRINK & DRAW W/UNCLE STAPLE
Join Uncle Staple of STAPLE! Independent Media Expo, and some of comics’ top artists and newcomers, as they join forces to raise cash and art for charity. (Club Deville, 900 Red River St.)
RAY PARK Q&A
The “X-Men” and “Star Wars: Episode I—The Phantom Menace” star engages fans in this one-of-a-kind Q&A, where he discusses his extensive film biography and his evolution to genre icon.
BILLY DEE WILLIAMS Q&A PANEL
Lando lands at Austin Comic Con, as the coolest man in Star Wars history sits down to take fan questions!
WALTER KOENIG Q&A PANEL
The original “Star Trek” series’ Pavel Chekov, Koenig beams into this Q&A, where he’ll answer any and all questions from the elite Trek fans at Austin Comic Con.
COMIC CREATOR Q&A JOE MADUREIRA
Comic book and video game legend Joe Madureira joins fans to discuss his new video game plans, his next drawing duties over at Marvel and answers all fan questions.
WIZARD ART SCHOOL W/BILL SIENKIEWICZ
Award-winning artist Bill Sienkiewicz (Batman: The Widening Gyre covers) talks technique in this interactive Q&A panel and demonstration.
“BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER” Q&A PANEL
Join “Buffy” stars Clare Kramer (Glory) and Nicholas Brendon (Xander) as the duo discusses the behind-the-scenes shenanigans and fun of shooting one of pop culture’s biggest TV hits.
THE ORIGINAL BATMAN AND ROBIN Q&A W/ADAM WEST AND BURT WARD
The original ’60s Dynamic Duo reteams for this one-of-a-kind Q&A, where Batman and Robin drop their masks and talk about their lady co-stars, the villains they faced and the wild nights after the show!
WIZARD ART SCHOOL W/MIKE MCKONE
The Avengers Academy and former Amazing Spider-Man artist talks about his tips of the trade and shares his secrets for making it in comics.
Catch the coolest trailers to the hottest upcoming movies in one big show!
AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL SCREENWRITERS PANEL
The Austin Film Festival presents Screenwriting: Storytelling for the Screen. The panelists will be Tim McCanlies (Alabama Moon, Secondhand Lions, The Iron Giant) and Alvaro Rodriguez (Machete, Shorts, From Dusk Till Dawn: The Hangman’s Daughter)
“WALKING DEAD” PREVIEW
AMC’s ambitious horror series, based on Robert Kirkman’s ultra-hot zombie series from Image, now comes to life from director Frank Darabont! Check out this amazing preview of behind-the-scenes footage and extended clips.
COSTUME PARADE FEATURING THE MINOR MISHAP MARCHING BAND
The Minor Mishap Marching Band is a 27-piece renegade brass band—Bourbon Street meets Budapest. Minor Mishap is an absurd expression of boisterous pandemonium and washboard-tuba-punk-rock ridiculousness: fun, loud and in the streets. Join them as they lead Wizard’s traveling band of costumed characters in the march over to the con’s big cosplay event and contest! (Starts on the convention floor and then continues to the 8 p.m. costume contest!)
Join the costume parade at 7 p.m. on the convention floor and then march on down to Wizard’s Austin Comic Con’s costume contest for huge prizes and some of the craziest outfits you’ll see this weekend. Judged by Jennifer Ayers of Jennifer Ayers Design and celebrity judges. (@ The Art Department, 503 Neches, Austin, TX)
GHOSTBUSTERS SCREENING W/ERNIE HUDSON (FREE)
Come join the one and only Ernie Hudson and die-hard “Ghostbusters” fans alike for a free screening of the original 1984 classic.
10:00 P.M.-1 A.M.
Get together with your costumed cohorts for this fun-filled party full of fans and celebs! This 21+ party features Live Art, DJ, Aerialist and more!
(@ Gypsy Lounge, 1504 E 6th St.)
10:00 P.M.-12:00 A.M.
THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE SCREENING W/CAST**
Join stars Ashley C. Williams, Ashlynn Yennie and Akihiro Kitamura for a special reunion screening and Q&A at the Alamo Drafthouse Ritz!
(@ Alamo Drafthouse Ritz, 320 E. 6th St.)
12:00 A.M.-2 A.M.
ALIEN VS. NINJA SCREENING**
When a deadly alien crash lands in Japan, there’s only one thing that stop it – ninjas! A super fun mash-up of sci-fi action and Tokyo gore from Sushi Typhoon, makers of MUTANT GIRLS SQUAD, Austin Comic Con is proud to present the regional premiere of this epic motion picture.
(@ Alamo Drafthouse Ritz, 320 E. 6th St.)
WRITING COMICS W/MATTHEW STURGES
House of Mystery scribe and Fables co-writer Matthew Sturges discusses professional comic writing, how to stay on deadline and his upcoming plans. 11:00-11:45 A.M.
MY SUCKY TEEN ROMANCE Panel w/Emily Haggins
Emily Haggins, Austin’s own filmmaking wünderkind, comes to Austin Comic Con to screen an exclusive preview of footage from her upcoming movie, “MY SUCKY TEEN ROMANCE” with members of the cast and crew, moderated by Eric Vespe, aka “Quint” from AintItCoolNews.com.
WIZARD ART SCHOOL W/MIKE GRELL
The legendary comic icon joins fans to discuss his unique art style as well as his take on the industry, from breaking in to breaking down a page.
CLAUDIA CHRISTIAN Q&A PANEL W/“LOOK” PREVIEW
“Babylon 5” beauty Claudia Christian shares secrets to her multi-faceted success, and previews a sneak peek of her new Showtime series, “Look.”
SUPERSTARS OF WRESTLING W/KEVIN NASH AND CHARLIE HAAS
Nash and Haas pile drive and bodyslam your questions into the map on a Sunday afternoon.
FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND RETURNS! W/HARRY KNOWLES
AintItCoolNews.com’s Harry Knowles is taking over as editor of Famous Monsters of Filmland, and he’ll share his plans for resurrecting the greatest monster movie magazine of all time!
WIZARD ART SCHOOL W/MICHAEL GOLDEN
The gold standard in comic book luminaries, Michael Golden takes fans on a journey through his career and shares his knowledge with aspiring artists.
Two innocent sisters/geishas are turned into lethal robotic assassins by an evil corporation that didn’t take sibling rivalry into mind when they made them! Its insane sci-fi action and fun that can only come from Japan.
KIDS COSTUME CONTEST
Bring any kids 10 and under for this special event with great prizes just for families and the youngsters.