With Wizard World Philadelphia quickly approaching, we’ve got some programming schedule highlights to pass along.  Keep your eyes open for your friendly neighborhood jman, I’ll be walking the aisle, too.

Marvel Stars Unite in Philadelphia! Evans, Hemsworth, Stan Among Wizard World Guests, June 4-5

‘Captain America,’ ‘Back to the Future,’ ‘Thor,’ Amell Q&As Highlight Programming At Wizard World Philadelphia, June 2-5

Interactive Sessions with Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Comics Creators, Costume Contests, Screenings, Gaming Tournaments Featured At Pennsylvania Convention Center

PHILADELPHIA, May 26, 2016 – Q&A sessions with Captain America  stars Chris Evans, Anthony Mackie, and Sebastian Stan, Back to the Future standouts Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, and Lea Thompson, Thor headliners Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston , and “Arrow” star Stephen Amell, costume contests, comics-themed sessions, screenings, gaming and more are among the programming highlights at Wizard World Philadelphia, Thursday through Sunday, June 2-5, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Most programming is included as part of the standard event admission.

Some highlights of the more than 150 panels scheduled include:

Interactive Q&As with the Captain America stars, including a cast panel featuring Evans, Mackie, and Stan (Saturday, 10 a.m.); Back to the Future

standouts Fox, Lloyd and Thompson (Saturday, 2:30 p.m.); Thor duo Hemsworth and Hiddleston (Saturday, 1 p.m.); “X-Files” trio David Duchovny, Mitch Pileggi, and William B. Davis (Saturday, 4 p.m.), “Agent Carter” tandem Hayley Atwell and Dominic Cooper (Saturday, 5:15 p.m.)

Solo Q&A sessions with Amell (Saturday, 11:30 a.m.); The Hunger Games’  Stanley Tucci (Sunday, 1 p.m.),  James Remar (Saturday, 12:30 p.m.), Lord of the Ring’s Billy Boyd (Sunday, noon);  and

Boondock Saints star Sean Patrick Flanery (Sunday, 2 p.m.)

“In the Ring” with WWE® Superstars Seth Rollins™ (Thursday, 7:30 p.m.), Sheamus™ (Friday, 3:15 p.m.),  Sasha Banks™ (Friday, 6:30 p.m.), and The Bella Twins™ (Sunday, 3:30 p.m.)

Don’t miss a two-day intensive workshop with comics titan Howard Chaykin (“American Flagg”) as he teaches “Graphic Design in the Service of Narrative: The Building Blocks of Comic Book Storytelling” (Wednesday, 5-9 p.m. and Thursday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.) (*Paid Event)

Learn everything about Back to the Future with Co-creator/Writer/Producer Bob Gale  and Michael Klastorin, author of “Back to the Future: The Ultimate Visual History” (Friday, 4 p.m.)

Sessions featuring superstar creators “Spider-Man’s” Danny Fingeroth and “Batman’s” Mike Manley (Friday, 6 p.m.), Chaykin and “The Red Hook’s”  Dean Haspiel (Saturday, 2 p.m.); Emmy award winner Mark Kistler (Sunday, 2 p.m.); Tom Cook

(Friday 1:15 p.m. and Saturday, 1 p.m.) and many others

Con Radio Presents: A live recording of the conSMASH podcast with Wizard World’s Mo Lightning (Friday, 1 p.m.)

U-CRE-8 Comics Presents: Character Crafters and VIPs of Self-Publishing with Victor Dandridge (Saturday, 1 p.m.)

Cosplay instruction with Wizard World’s own Damian Beurer and cosplay pro Britt Bliss (Thursday, 7 p.m.), breakout sessions with Bliss (Friday, 5:30 p.m.),  Shemika Berry (Sunday, 1:30 p.m.), and Mogchelle (Sunday, 2:30 p.m.)

World famous Wizard World Costume Contests for adults (Saturday, 7:30 p.m.) and kids (Sunday, 4:15 p.m.)

Gaming tournaments featured: Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4, Tekken 7,

 Street Fighter V (For more info, visit http://wizardworldgaming.com/)


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