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It's Time for Wizard World COLUMBUS!!!!

Posted On Friday, August 4, 2017

Wizard World Columbus: 8/4-6/2017
Greater Columbus Convention Center
500 N. High St
Columbus, OH 43215

Panel Schedule:


Only Sheep Eat Rotten Tomatoes; A DC Films Discussion - 5:30-6:15pm (Rm B242) - BEHOLD sweet children - you're being led astray!!  Critics have roasted and lampooned the DC cinematic universe, leaving ROTTEN taste in the mouths of fans.  But self-publishing comic Writer, Victor Dandridge and his team of SUPER-FRIENDS, will reveal how Man of Steel, Batman v. Superman and Suicide Squad are the foundations of possibly the greatest franchise in cinematic history.

Comic Shop Talk - 7:30-8:15pm (Rm B242) - Thor is unworthy and Cap is hailing Hydra!  Batman watches the Watchmen and Supes has a kid!  IllumiNERDI All-Stars, Victor Dandridge and Ryan Ball bring the latest comic news in a spoiler-filled convo that dares to discuss why DC has gone dark and Marvel so controversial!

Wizard World Presents: Drink N'Draw & Trivia Hosted by Victor Dandridge & Excess Trivia  - 9:30-11:30pm (BD's Mongolian Grill; 295 Marconi Blvd, Cols. OH 43215) For all professional, amateur artists & writers come participate in Drink N' Draw and Nerd Themed Trivia!  If your're wondering what the event is all about it's as simple as the name, drinking and drawing!  Hosted by Victor Dandridge and Excess Trivia, participate for a chance to win prizes!  Free with your Wizard World wristband.


How to Promote Yourself, the Brand and the Comic You Created - 11-11:45am (Rm B242) - Mike Watson, the most enthusiastic man in comics and one half of the Masters of Self-Promotion will give you tips how to make your voice heard at the comic con.  Giving tips of how to interact before, during and after the show!  Using your social media to your advantage, pushing the limits of interaction, using your voice at the con, and ending with great reflection after the show is over.  Bring your creator tool box with you, because Mike will stock you with plenty of tools to build your comic brand.

V:IPs of Self-Publishing - 12-12:45pm (B132) Self-publishing creator, Victor Dandridge, heads a forum-style discussion on the practices of self-publishing comic books.  Guided with his own years of experience as both a comic book fan and creator, Victor aims to lead this discussion, interacting with the attending audience, to share ideas for comic book production, marketing, and distribution.

Escape the Framework, A Conversation with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Elisabeth Henstridge - 2:30-3:15pm (Union Station Ballroom).  Get into the workings of your favorite agent, Jemma Simmons in this incredible convo.  Moderated by Victor Dandridge.

Real-Life Superman: The Science Behind Actual Superpowers - 5-5:45pm (B242) Join us for a thrilling discussion on the physical, metaphysical and sociological possibilities of superpowers in today's world.  Dr. Guo will be discussing his expertise in the neural interfaces and neural prosthetics that are being use to spearhead novel biomedical research and even augmentation to body functions.  Victor Dandridge will be speaking on the history and metaphysics of superheroes, and how they relate to our current society.  We will also be holding our annual "We can be Heroes" campaign, a fundraiser for school supplies to donate to Trevitt Elementary (as part of the OSU Buckeye Civic Engagement Connection).  We will also be promoting the U Cre-8 Comics project.

Wizard World Costume Contest - 7-9pm - Hosted by our very own superheroes, Victor Dandridge and Britt Bliss, the Wizard World Comic Con Costume Contest is NO joke!  The best of the best will be dressed to impress in their superhero & pop culture finest, so be prepared for some serious cosplay.  Grab your buddies and suit up to take a chance at bringing home the gold!  Categories include: Best in Show, Best Male/Female Heroes, Best Male/Female Villains, Best Group, and Best Anime!


U Cre-8 Comics Presents: Character Crafter - 11:30-12:15pm (Rm B132) - Are you the next GREAT comic creator?!  Take the Raconteur's challenge and design your own character from start to finish!  Establish powers, design costume ideas, create an origin story and more with U Cre-8 Comics -- the PERFECT jumpstart to YOUR comic universe.  Hosted by Victor Dandridge.

It's that Guy from that SHOW!  A Conversation with Michael Beach 12:30-1:15pm (Rm 131) You may know Michael from his roles in ER, Third Watch, Sons of Anarchy, The 100 or the upcoming Aquaman -- he even voiced Mr. Terrific in Justice League Unlimited!  One thing's for sure, you know Michael Beach and here is your chance to ask questions and hear stories from the man that's been in EVERYTHING!  Moderated by Victor Dandridge.

The Marvel Saga: The 78 Year History of the House of Ideas, from the Beginning to Guardians of the Galaxy, to Spider-man: Homecoming - 1:30-2:15pm (Rm B242) In 1939, Marvel Comics #1 debuted, unleashing The Sub-Mariner and the Human Torch on the world, and launching what would come to be known as the Marvel Universe.  Today, Danny Fingeroth (Deadly Foes of Spider-Man; The Stan Lee Universe) and Victor Dandridge (pop culture expert; Vantage:Inhouse Productions) present an illustrated tour through the many decades of comics, movies and TV series that make up the phenomenon that is Marvel.

Like Father, Like Son -2:30-3:15pm (Creative Stage) - Victor Dandridge, the HARDEST Working Man in Comics, wants to introduce the comic con community to The NEXT Best Thing, his 13yr old son, who is a burgeoning art PHENOM!   See first hand how the family that Cre-8s togethter is GREAT together!  #ItsAFamilyThang.
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