Written by Tracy Fuller
Calling all cosplayers, pop-culture and comic book lovers, Wizard World Austin is here! If you’ve never attended Wizard World, you are in for a real treat. It’s filled with tons of panels, workshops, celebrities, gaming competitions and more.
This year’s line-up is looking particularly sweet. Jason Momoa (Aquaman), Kate Beckinsale (Underworld), Val Kilmer (Batman Forever, Top Gun), the Firefly trio of Summer Glau (Arrow), Jewel Staite (Stargate: Atlantis) and Sean Maher (The Playboy Club), Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy, The Walking Dead) and Nichelle Nichols (Star Trek) are celebrity guests scheduled to visit this comic con and pop culture extravaganza.
WWE Superstars, the Hardy Boyz will make an appearance on Saturday, November 18. They will embrace fans, pose for photo ops and sign autographs from 3-6 p.m.
Momoa, Glau, Staite, and Maher are scheduled to arrive on Saturday and Sunday, November 18-19; the others will be on hand, all three days.
Wizard World Comic Con Austin will also highlight non-stop live entertainment, gaming, exclusive Q&A sessions with top celebrities, movie screenings hosted by stars and directors and more.
Wizard World is the home of the most creative comics artists and writers on the planet. Artist Alley in Austin will feature Jorge Molina (Thor, Avengers), Katy Farina and Rian Sygh (Rick & Morty, Steven Universe), Shawn Coss (Cyanide & Happiness), Steve Geiger (Punisher, Spider-Man), Stuart Sayger (ROM, Micronauts), Guy Gilchrist (Nancy, Muppet Babies), Phil Ortiz (The Simpsons), Tom Cook (Masters of the Universe), Mark Kistler (Secret City), Clinton Hobart (licensed Disney Fine Artist), Genese Davis (The Holder’s Dominion), Victor Dandridge (The Samaritan), Dr. Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Night, Wonder Woman Psychology: Lassoing the Truth) and many others.
Wizard World Comic Con events bring thousands of fans of all ages to admire the greatest in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. The 14th and final event scheduled on the 2017 Wizard World calendar, Austin show hours are Friday, November 17, 4-9 p.m.; Saturday, November 18, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, November 19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Kids 10 and under are admitted free with paid adult.
Wizard World Comic Con Austin is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed – will roam the convention floor and participate in the famed Wizard World Costume Contest on Saturday evening.