Ian Somerhalder Wants YOU!
…to come to Wizard World New Orleans!
As we previously posted, Ian Somerhalder has been confirmed for several Wizard World appearances in the US. The first one being this weekend in his hometown of New Orleans, LA. And you guys don’t want to miss it…I’m not. I’ll be there covering the event for Vampire Diaries Online & The Fan Mom Life and would love to see some of you there!
We have Ian’s schedule for the day, so check it out below. And don’t forget to get your tickets! Tickets are still available for the weekend. Ian’s autographs and photo opportunities are on sale as well. They can be purchased HERE. Use our code VDOFANS for 10% off General Weekend Admission.
Also check out the most recent press release for more information about the event and your favorites that are appearing!
Ian Somerhalder Wizard World New Orleans – Saturday ONLY – January 6, 2018
10:15 AM CT – Autographs
1:30 PM CT – Photo Ops – Room B
3:00 PM CT – Panel Q&A – Ballroom
4:00 PM CT – Autograpahs
Programming Highlights at Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans
Stan Lee, David Tennant, ‘Boy Meets World’ Q&A’s, Cosplay, Creative Panels Head Programming At Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans; Most Included With Any Admission
Henry Winkler, Ian Somerhalder, ‘Gotham’ Q&A’s, Creator Panels, Costume Contests, Sci-Fi Speed Dating, Kids Costume Parade All Weekend Long At New Orleans Ernest Morial Convention Center, Friday Through Sunday
NEW ORLEANS, January 2, 2018 – Q&A sessions with standout celebrities Stan Lee (Marvel CEO Emeritus), David Tennant (“Doctor Who”), Ian Somerhalder (“The Vampire Diaries”), Henry Winkler (“Happy Days”), the “Gotham” tandem of Robin Lord Taylor and David Mazouz, the “Boy Meets World” duo of Will Friedle and Rider Strong, anime, video games, cosplayer and comics creator sessions, Sci-Fi Speed Dating, adult and kids costume contests, the new Kids Costume Parade and more highlight the programming offerings at Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans, Friday through Sunday at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center. Most programming is included as part of the standard event admission and is in addition to the live entertainment options (dancing, music, etc.) all weekend.
Some highlights of the more than 70 hours of panels scheduled include:
Interactive Q&As with Lee (Saturday, 1 p.m.), Tennant (Saturday, 2 p.m.), Somerhalder (Saturday, 3 p.m.), Winkler (Sunday, noon), Jason David Frank (“Mighty Morphin Power Rangers,” Saturday, 12:30 p.m.), Ruth Connell (“Supernatural,” Saturday, noon), Joe Flanigan (“Stargate: Atlantis,” Saturday, 1:30 p.m.)
Group sessions with the casts of “Gotham” (Saturday, 4 p.m.) and “Boy Meets World” (Saturday, 4 p.m.) and “Women Of Sci-Fi” Charisma Carpenter (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) and Holly Marie Combs (“Charmed) (Saturday, 2 p.m.)
Disney Trivia panel with Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite ) and Thomas Ian Nicholas (Rookie of the Year, Saturday, 2 p.m.)
Creator-themed hours featuring industry superstars Stuart Sayger (“Micronauts”), Genese Davis (The Holder’s Dominion), Clinton Hobart (licensed Disney fine artist), Mark Kistler (“Secret City”, Tom Cook (“Saturday Morning Cartoons”), Greg Herren (“Garden District Gothic”), Victor Dandridge (“The Samaritan”) and more
Sci-Fi Speed Dating sessions (Friday 6 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m./LGBTPQ, 1 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 6 p.m., Sunday 11 a.mhttp://secure.campaigner.
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Screening of the award winning feature documentary COMIX: Beyond the Comic Book Pages, a film all about comic books, and the phenomenon surrounding them that features some of the greatest talent in the industry (Saturday, 3:30 p.m.).
Fan-based panels on subjects ranging from podcasting, indie comics, “Ghosts of New Orleans” with the Paranormal Society of New Orleans, “Doctor Who,” “Harry Potter,” “Star Wars” and more
Kids programming all three days, including story time, face painting, puppet shows, dance parties, magic, learn to draw, (and Kids 10 and under are free every day with paid adult)
World-famous Wizard World Comic Con Adult Costume Contest, Saturday at 7 p.m. and Kids Costume Contests on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.
Cosplay with special guests Da Berry Best Cosplays, Alex Cosplays, OhMySophii, Princess Morgan, Captain K and Canvas Cosplay and more, throughout the weekend
Cosplay Workshops (Working with Worbla, How to Bring a Character to Life, Creators and Social Media, Intro to Molding/Casting, Makeup, Pokemon), require additional ticket
Unless noted, programming events take place in the designated General Programming Rooms or show floor stages at the convention center. VIP tickets or additional costs may apply to ensure access to select activities, as noted.
A full list of Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans programming is available at http://wizardworld.com/
Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. The first event scheduled on the 2018 Wizard World calendar, New Orleans show hours are Friday, January 5, 4-9 p.m.; Saturday, January 6, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, January 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Kids 10 and under are admitted free with paid adult.
For more on the 2018 Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans, visit http://wizd.me/NewOrleansPR .
About Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD)
Wizard World, Inc. (www.wizardworld.com ) produces comic, gaming and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, tech, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming and entertainment takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A’s, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Fans can interact with Wizard World at www.wizardworld.com and on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media services. Additional initiatives may include an augmented touring schedule of Wizard World shows, fixed-site installations, curated e-commerce, and the production and distribution of content both in the U.S. and internationally.
The 2018 Wizard World convention schedule is available at: http://www.wizardworld.com/