One thing I had really wanted to do this weekend was head to Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con. I think this whole event sounds like a blast and I am positive my son and husband would really enjoy it too. Regardless if I get to go or not though, I wanted to share with you some of what you may see if you head to Comic Con.
From today, March 22 until March 24th, St Louis is going to be invaded by all things pop culture. From graphic novels, comic books and movies to gaming, toys and technology, all pop culture fans will find what they are looking for (and more) at Comic Con!
Here is a rundown of what is scheduled:
Film making (4 p.m.), Steampunk (5 p.m.), artists Samnee and Freddie Williams (6 p.m.) and Doctor Who (7 p.m.) among the top offerings, capped by the popular Wizard World Drink & Draw (8:30-11 p.m.) and a paid meet and greet with Stan Lee.
Meet and greets with the original Green Power Ranger Jason David Frank (11 a.m.) and Stan Lee (noon). “Lois & Clark” duo of Dean Cain and John Shea (1 p.m.), creators of St. Louis’ own “Voltron” comics and TV franchise, “Batman” guru Adams (2 p.m.), “Firefly” and “Homeland” star Morena Baccarin (2 p.m.), Lee’s general Q&A (3 p.m.), “The Fonz” Henry Winkler (4 p.m.) and Felton (5 p.m.). The Wizard World Adult Costume Contest (7-9 p.m.) and Official After Party (9 p.m. – 2 a.m.) at Copia (1122 Washington Ave.).
Sunday (this is the day I really want to attend)…
Kids Day especially for those 10 and under will include book readings by Brimstone (noon), how to make a cartoon by Voltron (1 p.m.), the impossibly cute Kids Costume Contest (2 p.m.) and Green Ranger Power Hour with Jason David Frank (3 p.m.). Adults will have some fun too as Q&A’s featuring Holden (noon), Billy Dee Williams (1 p.m.) and the tandem of James Marsters and Juliet Landau (2 p.m.) take place in the panel rooms. A power roundtable of four superstar artists, Rick Burchett, Tyler Kirkham, Jorge Molina and Samnee (1 p.m.), is a must for all comic fans.
One of my favorite shoes EVER is “The Walking Dead” so I would love to hear what one of the stars of the show, Laurie Holden has to say on Sunday.
You can find a full programming schedule HERE.
Event hours are Friday, March 22, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, March 23, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; and Sunday, March 24, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Something else to keep an eye out for…
“Star Wars”, Zombie, and “Ghostbuster” groups local to St. Louis (and surrounding areas) will also be present. I would love to meet up with StL Nerdy Girls and I think my son would get a kick out of Great St. Louis Ghostbusters. Keep an eye out for these groups, as well as others, while walking around.
Regardless what you enjoy, whether it be graphic novels, comics, or TV, you are sure to find something fun to see and do at Wizard World Comic Con! For more information or to purchase tickets, check out the website.
Let me know if you go! I am still hoping to get down there myself and maybe we can meet up!