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Shatner, Campbell, West/Ward, Creator Q&A's Headline Programming At Wizard World Reno Comic Con

11-14-2014 07:00 PM CET | Leisure, Entertainment, Miscellaneous

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Burt Ward and Adam West

Burt Ward and Adam West

Question-and-answer sessions featuring celebrities William Shatner (“Star Trek,” “Boston Legal”), Bruce Campbell (The Evil Dead, “Burn Notice”), the “Batman” duo of Adam West & Burt Ward, Jon Bernthal, Andrew J. West and Scott Wilson of “The Walking Dead,” Karen Gillan (Guardians of the Galaxy, “Doctor Who”) and top artists, costume contests and the popular “Sci-Fi Speed Dating” highlight the diverse programming schedule at the inaugural Wizard World Reno Comic Con, next Friday through Sunday, November 21-23 at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center. Most programming is included as part of the standard event admission.

Some of the highlights of the more than 75 scheduled panels are:

· Interactive Q&A sessions with Shatner (Saturday, 2:30 p.m.), Campbell (Saturday, 6 p.m.), Gillan (Saturday, 5 p.m.), WWE® Superstar Roman Reigns™ (Saturday, 12:45 p.m.), Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy; Saturday, 4 p.m.), Eliza Dushku (“Buffy The Vampire Slayer”; Sunday, 1 p.m.), Billy Dee Williams (Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back; Sunday, 2 p.m.), Jason David Frank (“Mighty Morphin Power Rangers”; Saturday, 2 p.m.), Jewel Staite (“Firefly”; Sunday, 1 p.m.), Kevin Sorbo (“Hercules”; Sunday, 1:30 p.m.) and more
· Group Q&As featuring the Dynamic Duo of West and Ward (Saturday, 1:30 p.m.), “The Walking Dead” trio of Bernthal, A.J. West and Wilson (Saturday, noon), Boondock Saints tandem of Sean Patrick Flanery and David Della Rocco (Sunday, 2:30 p.m.) and cast & crew of A&E's “Epic Ink” (Saturday, 6 p.m.)
· Informative discussions with noted creators Phil Ortiz (Friday, 5:30 p.m.), Michael Golden (Saturday, 12:30 p.m.), Pop Mhan, Jimmie Robinson and Ty Templeton (Friday, 6:30 p.m.), Gilbert Hernandez (Saturday, 1:30 p.m.), Steven Grant (Sunday, 1 p.m.) and others, many moderated by Danny Fingeroth
· Sci-Fi Speed Dating (Fri., 5 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.), 90-minute sessions
· Marvel portfolio reviews (dropoff and review times TBD)
· Costume contests for adults (Saturday, 7 p.m.) and kids (Sunday, 2:30 p.m.), plus cosplay-themed sessions with Wizard World personality Damian Beurer, cosplayer AbbyDarkstar and others
· Creator Pro-Am Drink & Draw (Friday, 8:30 p.m., location TBD) and Wizard World After Party (Saturday, 9 p.m., EDGE Nightspot at the Peppermill, 2707 S. Virginia St., free with Wizard World wristband)
· Meet-and-greets with Jason David Frank (Saturday, 11 a.m.; Sunday, 11:30 a.m.) (Paid events)

Unless noted, programming events take place in the designated General Programming Rooms at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center. VIP tickets or additional costs may apply to ensure access to select activities, as noted. (*Note: Frank Meet & Greets require a separate ticket.)

A full list of Wizard World Reno Comic Con programming is available at (subjects, guests, times and rooms subject to change).

Wizard World Reno Comic Con is the final of 16 events currently scheduled in the 2014 series produced by Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD). For more on the event, visit

About Wizard World
Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD) produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, television, cosplay, comics, graphic novels, toys, video gaming, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A's, the Wizard World Film Festival, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Wizard World also produces socialcon featuring social media stars and will be launching ConTV, a digital media channel in partnership with leading independent content distributor Cinedigm™ (NASDAQ: CIDM).

Full event information can be found at

Wizard World 2015 schedule available at:

1440 Broadway, 23rd Fl.
New York, NY 10018
Jerry Milani, Wizard World, 646-512-5022,
Heather Atherton, 916-316-4568,

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