If you want to see me at Wizard World Chicago Comic Con, you'll have lots of opportunities. Stop by for the following panels (most of which are self-explanatory, but I've added a few descriptions), where I'll be acting as a moderator or panelist! And don't be shy; introduce yourself!
6:30 – 7:15PM PARANORMAL CITY: CHICAGO WITH AARON SAGERS (ROOM 6)
Is it just a breeze from The Windy City that is giving you chills or perhaps there is a spectre nearby? From murders to curses to lost loves and town tragedies, Second City is among the first stops for any fan of the paranormal and supernatural. Join journalist and TV host Aaron Sagers (Paranormal Paparazzi, ParanormalPopCulture.com) along withDave Schrader (Darkness Radio, Coast to Coast), Chris Fleming (Psychic Kids, Dead Famous) and Ursula Bielski (Chicago Hauntings, Creepy Chicago) as they discuss their favorite spooky stories of Chicago as well as uncover history and debunk myths of the haunted hotspot.
2:30 – 3:15PM ON THE ENTERPRISE WITH THE NEXT GENERATION’S GATES MCFADDEN (ROOM 4)
3:30 – 4:15PM ON THE ENTERPRISE WITH THE NEXT GENERATION’S MARINA SIRTIS & MICHAEL DORN (ROOM 4)
4:30 – 5:15PM CON RADIO LIVE - JOIN US FOR THE "CON SMASH” PODCAST (ROOM 1)
Con Radio is a brand new podcast service that covers all things pop culture - from movie & TV news to comic reviews, action figures to pro wrestling, the scary to the geeky! Join us for the latest recording of Con Radio's premiere program "Con SMASH," featuring special guest Joel Hodgson (Mystery Science Theater 3000), prize giveaways and more, hosted by Mo Lightning (Voice of Wizard World, WrestlingAudio.com) and Aaron Sagers (Editor At Large of Blastr.) Learn more by following us @radioforgeeks and @consmash.
6:30 – 7:15PM GEEK ON THE SPOT WITH AARON SAGERS (ROOM 1)
"Whose Line Is It Anyway" meets "Heroes of Cosplay" with Geek On The Spot - an interactive, improvisational show of geeky proportions. Guided by professional nerd and TV personality Aaron Sagers with some improv experts, audience members take the stage to act out scenes based on suggestions from the crowd. It's rowdy, weird and nerdy to see what might take place if, for instance, Batman went on a speed date with Mr. Spock on the Death Star. Show up and decide if you're among the brave and the bold to take part in this amazing fantasy. Cosplayers encouraged to participate!
12:00 – 12:45AM NO “BONES” ABOUT IT: KARL URBAN (ROOM 24)
1:00 – 1:45PM DECADE OF THE DEAD: A ZOMBIE-VERSARY WITH AARON SAGERS (ROOM 4)
Ten years ago, the dead came back to life in a big way, and the zombie genre has been shambling along ever since. From "28 Days Later," "Shaun Of The Dead," "The Zombie Survival Guide," "The Walking Dead" comic, "Dawn of the Dead" remake and more, 2003/04 was a period that kickstarted the current wave of undead heads. Join zombie guru and TV personality Aaron Sagers, Darkness Radio host Dave Schrader, The Daily Dead's Jonathan James and "Zombie, Illinois" author Scott Kenemore as they discuss the important Zombie-versary, and why the era was so important. Zombies encouraged to attend!
2:00 – 2:45PM LOOKING FOR EVIDENCE WITH DAVID BOREANAZ (ROOM 24)
3:00 – 3:45PM ON THE ENTERPRISE WITH THE NEXT GENERATION’S LEVAR BURTON & BRENT SPINER (ROOM 24)
5:15 – 6:00PM MEETING MARVEL’S GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (ROOM 24)
10:00 – 11:15PM MEET THE DOCTOR: MATT SMITH & KAREN GILLAN – PAID EVENT (Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N River Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60018)
12:30 – 1:15PM ON THE BATTLEFIELD WITH MARVEL’S FALCON AND WINTER SOLDIER (ROOM 24)
2:30 – 3:00 LEONARD NIMOY SKYPE PANEL (ROOM 24)