The Original Artist Friendly Convention!

April 18-19, 2015

San Jose Convention Center

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Schedule

Big Wow's 2015 Programs & Panels schedule will be jam packed with Artist Demonstrations, Cosplay Instruction and fun, Creator Interviews and Presentations, and so many more exciting opportunities to interact with today's most talented creators! Also, don't forget the Live Art, Vampirella & Swamp Thing Museum Show, Kid's Corner and so much more going on at the show.

April 18, 2015

10:00 AM

TTG: Open Gaming & Board Game Library Begins
(Gaming)

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Many Baord and Table Top games will be available for fin and play.

10:45 AM

Heroes And Dice Heroclix Big Wow Annual Championship, 300pt 2 figure($22) sealed event
(Gaming)

10:45 AM - 6:00 PM

Saturday 4/18 10:45am

 

Prizes: 1st Place Full Set of OP LE's up to date including Brotherhood Of Mutants.

 

 

Prizes: 1st place 2015 Heroes And Dice Champion Trophy, Custom hand sculpted hand painted one of a kind Sinestro Corps Superboy Prime sculpted figure, Hundreds in gift cards for both Champions and Star Trek online(donated by Jack Emmert of Cryptic Studios) Our super hero custom Heroes And Dice cake creation(Donated by Christie of Creations By Christie) $300+ in cash prize, Full set of up to date OP LE's including Brotherhood Of Mutants, Justice League dice and token set, and more TBA.

Fellowship and additional prizing will be among assorted Fast Forces, Starters, Gravity Feed Boxs, Chase Figures from recent sets, OP LE figures and more. Check our website for up to date new prizing as our event gets closer.

House Rules will apply and be posted under event on wizkids event system for all events. Please we ask you register ahead of time for the event even if not attenting each of the events posted. However sundays event will require you to have participated in Saturday's 500pt event to enter. All who register will be entered in raffle for secret prize. So make make sure you register. And enjoy this amazing opportunity to call yourself the Heroes And Dice Heroclix Champion!

Any questions please email us at Heroesanddice@gmail.com

Or Facebook us at https://m.facebook.com/HeroesAndDice

Registration at wizkidseventsystem.com

 

11:00 AM

TTG: Learn to play: The Settlers of Catan
(Gaming)

11:00 AM - 12:30 AM

Players are recent immigrants to the newly populated island of Catan. Expand your colony through the building of settlements, roads, and villages by harvesting commodities from the land around you. Trade sheep, lumber, bricks and grain for a settlement, bricks and wood for a road, or try to complete other combinations for more advanced buildings, services and specials.

Trade with other players, or at local seaports to get resources you might lack. The first player to achieve 10 points from a combination of roads, settlements, and special cards wins.
Players: 3-4

11:00 AM

Sakura of America: Manga Faces & Chibis
(Program)

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Learn the fundamentals of how to draw a Manga style face and Chibis - cute and small characters.  Using the Manga Start workbooks #1 and #4, discover how to simplify your character bodies to draw this super deformed style.  This 45 minute class will have you asking for more!   

All materials are supplied by the sponsor – Sakura of America.  

Pre-registration ticket required. Class size is limited to 40 students.  

Class starts promptly at 11:00 AM.    

Instructor bio:  Karen Luk has taught Manga style and comic workshops at Cartoon Art Museum (SFO) and local libraries in the Bay Area. Her artwork encompasses steam-punk themes and Asian influences in her comics and illustrations. See her art online at KarenLuk.net.

Note:  $5.00 registration proceeds support the San Jose Public Library Foundation.

12:30 PM

TTG: Learn to play: Smash Up
(Gaming)

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

At the beginning of a game of Smash Up, players take turns drafting one of several faction decks. Once each player has two decks, they shuffle them together, combining their distinct abilities into a unique 40-card deck. Players then deal out a number of Base cards, and play their decks to attempt to have the most power on a base when it is scored.

It may sound simple, but how simple is it when your opponent's Zombie-Ninja Assassinates your minions and then creates an Outbreak, loading the Base with minions from their discard pile? Or when their Pirate-Dinosaurs Full Sail onto the base with the mighty King Rex, whose massive power dwarfs that of other minions? In Smash Up, each combination gives a different experience (Pirate-Aliens, for example, play very different than Pirate-Zombies). And with 8 factions in the Smash Up core set, there are tons of combinations to try out!

2:00 PM

TTG: Learn to play: Red Dragon Inn
(Gaming)

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

You and your adventuring companions have spent all day slogging through the Dungeon, killing monsters and taking their stuff. Now you're back in town, healed up, cleaned up, and ready to party at the Red Dragon Inn.

Drink, gamble, and roughhouse with your friends. But don't forget to keep an eye on your Gold. If you run out, you'll have to spend the night in the stables. Oh... and try not to get too beaten up or too drunk. If you black out, your friends will continue the party without you... after they loot your body for Gold of course!
The last conscious adventurer with Gold wins the game!

Take on the role of one of these heroic fantasy adventurers - Dierdre, Fiona, Gerki, or Zot - and enjoy an evening at the Red Dragon Inn!

2:45 PM

Heroes And Dice Heroclix Big Wow Annual Championship, 300pt constructed theme team
(Gaming)

2:45 PM - 6:00 PM

 

Saturday 4/18 2:45pm
300pt constructed theme team no colossals, resources or special objects.

Prizes: 1st Full set of Lantern Corps custom dice.

 

 

Prizes: 1st place 2015 Heroes And Dice Champion Trophy, Custom hand sculpted hand painted one of a kind Sinestro Corps Superboy Prime sculpted figure, Hundreds in gift cards for both Champions and Star Trek online(donated by Jack Emmert of Cryptic Studios) Our super hero custom Heroes And Dice cake creation(Donated by Christie of Creations By Christie) $300+ in cash prize, Full set of up to date OP LE's including Brotherhood Of Mutants, Justice League dice and token set, and more TBA.

Fellowship and additional prizing will be among assorted Fast Forces, Starters, Gravity Feed Boxs, Chase Figures from recent sets, OP LE figures and more. Check our website for up to date new prizing as our event gets closer.

House Rules will apply and be posted under event on wizkids event system for all events. Please we ask you register ahead of time for the event even if not attenting each of the events posted. However sundays event will require you to have participated in Saturday's 500pt event to enter. All who register will be entered in raffle for secret prize. So make make sure you register. And enjoy this amazing opportunity to call yourself the Heroes And Dice Heroclix Champion!

Any questions please email us at Heroesanddice@gmail.com

Or Facebook us at https://m.facebook.com/HeroesAndDice

Registration at wizkidseventsystem.com

 

3:30 PM

TTG: Learn to play: Munchkin
(Gaming)

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

What makes this edition "deluxe"? It's got a big gameboard to keep your cards in place, and six colored pawns that you move on the gameboard as you level up! Plus a card to go with each pawn, to make it easy to remember who is what color and whose sex has changed!

Go down in the dungeon. Kill everything you meet. Backstab your friends and steal their stuff. Grab the treasure and run.

April 19, 2015

10:00 AM

TTG: Open Gaming & Board Game Library Begins
(Gaming)

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

More fun and exciting games.

10:45 AM

Sunday Heroes And Dice Championship Event
(Gaming)

10:45 AM - 6:00 PM

 

Sunday 10/19 10:45am Heroes And Dice Championship Event
600pt Constructed non generic keyword theme team(must posses keyword on your card). No Colossals, No BFC's, No Feats, No Resources, No Special Objects, No ATA's, And no Avengers, SHIELD, Justice League, or Legion keywords allowed. Bare basics to see who has what it takes to be the Heroes And Dice 2nd Annual Heroclix Champion!

Fellowship and additional prizing will be among assorted Fast Forces, Starters, Gravity Feed Boxs, Chase Figures from recent sets, OP LE figures and more. Check our website for up to date new prizing as our event gets closer.

House Rules will apply and be posted under event on wizkids event system for all events. Please we ask you register ahead of time for the event even if not attenting each of the events posted. However sundays event will require you to have participated in Saturday's 500pt event to enter. All who register will be entered in raffle for secret prize. So make make sure you register. And enjoy this amazing opportunity to call yourself the Heroes And Dice Heroclix Champion!

Any questions please email us at Heroesanddice@gmail.com

Or Facebook us at https://m.facebook.com/HeroesAndDice

Registration at wizkidseventsystem.com

 

11:00 AM

TTG: Learn to play: Ticket To Ride
(Gaming)

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

At the beginning of the main game, players are dealt four train car cards as their playing hand. They are also dealt three "destination ticket" cards, each of which shows a pair of cities on the map. These become goals, representing two end-points which players are secretly attempting to connect. The player must keep at least two of these destination cards and discard unwanted tickets to the bottom of the stack, if any. Once kept, a destination ticket may not be discarded for the rest of game. Each player also selects a group of 45 colored train pieces with a matching scoring marker.

Each turn, players have 1 of 3 options to choose from. They may (1) draw two railway car cards in various colours (or a single wild Locomotive card) from the draw piles, or (2) draw three additional destination ticket cards and keep at least one (replacing undesired tickets at the bottom of the stack), or (3) play their collected railway car cards from their hand to claim routes on the board which is a map of the United States and southern Canada and place the corresponding number of train pieces from their store on the claimed route, thereby earning points. The routes are of varying lengths (requiring varying numbers of matching coloured cards), and each discrete route marked on the board can be claimed by only a single player. Some cities are connected by two parallel routes that can each be claimed by a different player (unless the game is played by 3 or fewer players, in which case only one of the routes can be claimed). The same player may not claim both parallel routes between two adjacent cities. Longer routes are worth progressively more points than shorter routes, e.g., a route of length four is worth more than two routes of length two.

On his or her turn, a player can claim any route anywhere on the board that has not already been claimed, regardless of whether the route helps to complete his or her destination tickets. The routes score points by themselves, as mentioned above, but routes not connected to a player's destination do not help him or her in reaching the destination or completing his or her destination ticket.

The game ends when one player has exhausted or nearly exhausted his or her supply of coloured train pieces. When this occurs, every player then plays one additional turn, after which they each reveal their previously hidden destination tickets. Additional points are awarded for having successfully connected the destinations on the cards, whereas points are subtracted for any incomplete tickets. A ten-point bonus is awarded to the player who has the longest continuously connected set of routes, not including branches.

11:00 AM

Sakura of America: Action Lines
(Program)

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Learn how to graduate from drawing stick figures and advance to 3D shapes with basic action poses. Learn how the "line" of the spine dictates the action in a drawn character. Using the Manga Start  workbook #7, discover the fundamental drawing methods of showing action in your drawings. This 45 minute class will have you asking for more!   

All materials are supplied by the sponsor – Sakura of America.  

Pre-registration ticket required. Class size is limited to 40 students.  

Class starts promptly at 11:00 AM. 

Instructor bio:  Karen Luk has taught Manga style and comic workshops at Cartoon Art Museum (SFO) and local libraries in the Bay Area. Her artwork encompasses steam-punk themes and Asian influences in her comics and illustrations. See her art online at KarenLuk.net.

Note:  $5.00 registration proceeds support the San Jose Public Library Foundation.

12:30 PM

TTG: Learn to play: King Of Tokyo
(Gaming)

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Win the title of King of Tokyo as you battle and destroy as a mutant monster, gigantic robot or alien in this board game by iello.

Product Features

  • Roll six dice to determine your next moves and win destruction points
  • Accumulate 20 destruction points or be the last surviving monster to win

2:00 PM

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Sakura of America is Hosting Two Manga Art Classes

March 25, 2015

Sakura of America is hosting two art tutorial classes at Big WOW! ComicFest this year. There will be one class on Saturday and the other on Sunday, both starting at 11AM.

Big WOW! ComicFest Welcomes Weekend Guest Jake Lloyd

March 9, 2015

Best known for his role as Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars The Phantom Menace, Jake will be at the show both Saturday and Sunday.

2015 Exhibitor Booths and Artist Alley Tables Sold Out

March 3, 2015

We are taking Waiting Lists if space becomes available!