The Original Artist Friendly Convention!

May 17-18, 2014

San Jose Convention Center

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Programs & Panels

Big Wow's 2014 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, Superman Museum Show, Kid's Corner and so much more going on at the show.

Looking for a handy guide to our program schedule to plan your days at Big WOW! ComicFest? Here you go!

May 17, 2014

10:00 AM

Famous Monsters Film Fest Day One
(Program)

10:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Schedule to be posted soon.

11:00 AM

Cosplay Kitbashing (Cosplay on a Budget)
(Panel)

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Are you on a set budget for cosplay? Do you want to build something that looks like you spent hundreds, while keeping money in your pocket? Learn the ins and outs of Cosplay Kitbashing. Not sure what it means? Kitbashing is working with existing inexpensive props or found items, taking them apart, or repurposing them into a new piece/prop/etc. Our seasoned guest prop builders, BMF Productions and Solo Roboto Industries will show you everything from how to repurpose used prescrip - Room E

Attending Guests: Chloe Dykstra, Kit Quinn

11:00 AM

Neko Press- 15 years of Imagination
(Panel)

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Billy Martinez - Artist and Publisher of Neko Press will be sharing the down low on all the dirt in the last 15 years of making comics. Billy will also be talking about what it takes to get a publishing house up and running and what obstacles await first time publishers along the way. - Room C

Attending Guests: Billy Martinez

11:00 AM

Starting a Costumed Fan Group
(Panel)

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Our program will go into what it takes to set up, start, and run a successful costuming fan group. We will cover such subjects as: Starting out Building a group Public relations maintaining a internet presence Prop Building (the evolution of replica props, showing how the prop community has evolved from Wood and nails to full fiberglass and resin props) The costs of running a costuming group The Dos and Don't at events and Q&A panel - Room D

Attending Guests: The Bay Area Ghostbusters

11:00 AM

The Official Aspen Comics Big Wow! Panel 2014
(Panel)

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join Aspen Comics’ top creators as they highlight their 2014 schedule of new releases including never-before-seen looks at upcoming titles Lola XOXO, Jirni Volume 2, Damsels in Excess, The Zoo Hunters and more. The publisher will also host their customary fan Q&A. Creators include Siya Oum (Lola XOXO, Charismagic), Frank Mastromauro (Shrugged, Overtaken), Peter Steigerwald (The ZooHunters, Lady Mechanika) and Vince Hernandez (Damsels in Excess, Charismagic, Fathom: Kiani) - Room B

Attending Guests: Vince Hernandez, Frank Mastromauro, Siya Oum, Peter Steigerwald

12:00 PM

Getting Started with Copic Pens
(Program)

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Want to buy some Copic pens but are intimidated by the sheer number of colors? Have some and don't know what to do with them? A Certified Copic Designer will give a bare-bones introduction, explain how the color system works, how to find discount prices and hints on how to start building up your studio collection. Note: This is NOT a certification class or hands-on workshop and is best suited for people with absolutely no experience with Copics. - Room D

12:00 PM

Power Rangers
(Panel)

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Samurai Ranger Steven Skyler and his Power Ranger friends will be stepping out from behind their booths to give the Big WOW! attendees a real treat. Hear stories from the set of your favorite PR series, learn about the people behind the characters, and ask those questions you’ve always been dying to find out! - Room C

Attending Guests: Steven Skyler

12:00 PM

Tech of Cosplay
(Panel)

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Once upon a time, cosplayers created costumes by sewing, papier mache, and woodworking. But in the last decade there has been an explosion in the breadth of technologies available to cosplayers. This panel is a discussion of the use of technology in cosplay. Photoshop is a powerful tool not only for editing cosplay photos, but also for planning and executing costumes. LEDs and EL lighting create lighting effects. New fabrication materials such as Worbla, WonderFlex, and Foss - Room E

Attending Guests: Jinyo, Steve Meissner , ReevzFX

12:00 PM

Top Cow
(Panel)

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Meet with Matt Hawkins, President and C.O.O of Top Cow Productions and writer of Aphrodite IX, Think Tank, and other highly acclaimed series, for a discussion on the future of Top Cow as well as what's on all of your minds: how to break into comics! With information on Top Cow's annual Talent Hunt, the tricks of the trade, and just what it takes to make your pitch pop, this is one panel you won't want to miss. - Room A

12:00 PM

Working with Greg Rucka...
(Panel)

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Guest artists Michael Lark and Justin Greenwood will discuss their takes on working with writer Greg Rucka, and he with them. Michael Lark has worked with Greg on multiple occasions including Gotham Central, Punisher and their creator owned Image title Lazarus. Justin Greenwood is currently working with Greg on Stumptown. Hear from both an artist's and writer's perspective as to when they know there is a good creative match on a project and why. These creators will discuss their projects and the creative process. Moderated by David Brothers, Editor of Lazarus & Content Manager for Image Comics - Room B

Attending Guests: Justin Greenwood, Michael Lark, Greg Rucka

1:00 PM

A Spotlight with Greatest American Hero's William Katt and Hardy Boys Parker Stevenson
(Panel)

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

A spotlight on the careers of two classic actors, both of whom have been featured on both the big and small screens and both having been the lead stars in highly popular television series. We'll be talking with both about their early years, their series, and the paths and evolution of the industry up to the current day. - Room E

Attending Guests: William Katt, Parker Stevenson

1:00 PM

Collecting Batman!
(Panel)

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Holy Grails, Batman! Celebrate the Dark Knight’s 75th anniversary and Big Wow! Comicfest’s exclusive Batman Museum with Bill Morrison and a panel of Batman collectors! Panelists will discuss their Caped Crusader Collections, swap stories about great finds, lament the items that got away, compare notes about where they draw the line, and reveal their most sought-after, yet-to-be-collected bat-baubles! - Room B

Attending Guests: Bill Morrison

1:00 PM

Cosplay: Acceptance - No Matter What You Are or Aren't Wearing
(Panel)

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

A discussion about being sexy, recent movements towards awareness in Cosplay (Cosplay =\= Consent) and how to enjoy the hobby no matter what you are wearing. Presented by Abby Dark-Star (RPF/ Sexy Star Wars Girls Moderator) - Room C

Attending Guests: Abby Dark-Star

1:00 PM

Cosplay: Destroying the Illusion
(Panel)

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

There is more to cosplay then just making the costume... From Makeup to wigs, to Corsets & undergarments, find out some of the tricks of the trade from these seasoned cosplayers about the things you might want to try before you even put on your costume! Join Jessica Nigiri, Monika Lee, Riki Lecotey/Riddle, and Ivy Doomkitty as they discuss all these things and more! Questions highly encouraged! - Room A

Attending Guests: Ivy Doomkitty, Monika Lee, Jessica Nigri, Riddle

1:00 PM

Remembering the Ackermansion
(Panel)

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Filmmakers Tom Wyrsch and Strephon Taylor (Remembering Playland at the Beach”, Sutros: The Palace at Lands End”) will present highlights from their brand new feature length film, “Uncle Forry’s Ackermansions” The film is a vast tour of Forrest J Ackerman’s, now gone, Los Angeles mansion-museum starting with the original Ackermansion and ending with the Acker-mini-mansion. Archival footage with hundreds photographs make up a fascinating video tour. Joining the panel will be Tom Khamis (LASFS Historian)Audience Q&A inlcuded. - Room D

Attending Guests: Strephon Taylor, Tom Wyrsch

2:00 PM

Cosplay 101
(Panel)

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Are you curious about cosplaying but don't know where to begin? Have you ever wondered how cosplayers handle wardrobe malfunctions? Do you have a burning question that needs answering? Then you don't want to miss this panel, led by Ivy Doomkitty! Q &A to follow. - Room E

Attending Guests: Ivy Doomkitty, Vampy Bit Me, Kit Quinn, Nate Van Dyke

2:00 PM

Cultural Diversity in Comics
(Panel)

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Positives and negative strides towards Cultural Diversity in the comics genre and film.
Have there been enough strides not only in the books and films but behind the scenes?
What can be done to make it better for everyone or is it fine where it is at? - Room D

Attending Guests: Kevin Bernard Grevioux, Damion Poitier, David Williams

2:00 PM

Nebula Awards
(Panel)

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Nebula Awards annually recognize the best works of science fiction or fantasy published in the U.S. during the previous year. The awards are organized and awarded by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), a nonprofit association of professional science fiction and fantasy writers. They were first given in 1966  - Room A

2:00 PM

Punchdrunk Mustache!
(Panel)

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join nine current and former Lucasfilm Animation Artists as they discuss the creation of the art book Punchdrunk Mustache, published last summer to great acclaim by Design Studio Press. Featuring stories and concepts created by Star Wars: The Force Unleashed artists Amy Beth Christenson, Chris Voy and Jeff Sangalli, as well as artists who contributed to Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Detours, Punchdrunk Mustache is a visual thrill ride! Spend time with theses talented artists. - Room C

Attending Guests: John-Paul Balmet, Will Nichols, Sean Pando, Amy Beth Christenson Smith, Chris Voy, Nate Watson

2:00 PM

The Art of Kaiju & Master of Monster
(Panel)

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Kaiju expert, FM guest editor, and author of the newly reprinted Eiji Tsuburaya: Master of Monster, August Ragone will be joined by Hugo Award-winning and FM cover artist Bob Eggleton to talk about how Japanese monsters have shaped Wester pop culture, influenced their personal and professional lives, and why character like Godzilla and Ultraman continue to be worldwide sensations. - Room B

Attending Guests: Bob Eggleton, August Ragone

3:00 PM

Comics University
(Panel)

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

"Comics University", a discussion co-moderated by panelists Ed Luce (Professor in the Comics MFA Program at California College of the Arts and creator of Wuvable Oaf Comics) and Maia Kobabe (CCA Comics MFA student and creator of "The Thief's Tale" comics). Ed and Maia, along with both undergraduate and Comics MFA grads, will discuss how comics fit into the diverse undergraduate program at CCA, the myriad of professional reasons one might pursue a Master's Degree in comics. - Room D

3:00 PM

Doug Sneyd - 50 Years of Playboy
(Panel)

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Doug has worked for Playboy magazine since the early 1964, many remember lovely scantily (and even non-) clad "Sneyd" girls and the one-line jokes he did thru the years. Though many may not know the man behind all the great art and humour. Come hear Doug talk about his career drawing for Playboy. - Room C

Attending Guests: Doug Sneyd

3:00 PM

Japan’s Heroes and Monsters
(Panel)

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

August Ragone and his Kaiju crew will be hosting FM’s panel that will feature Kenpachiro Satsuma (Godzilla, ’84-’95), Bin Furuya (Ultraman), and Daisuke Ban (Kikaida, Inazuman). Each actor will tell their stories of how they came to embody these incredible roles, as well as take questions from the audience. - Room A

Attending Guests: Daisuke Ban, Satoshi Furuya, August Ragone, Kenpachiro Satsuma

3:00 PM

Madefire
(Panel)

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Charlie Adlard, Liam Sharp, Ben Wolstenholme and the good folk of Madefire host a talk and Q & A about opportunities for old and new creators in the digital realm, and how comics and motion books can be good for each other. A must for anybody interested in new ways of getting their work seen! - Room B

Attending Guests: Charlie Adlard, Daniel Presedo, Liam Sharp

3:00 PM

So They Say You Shouldn't Cosplay
(Panel)

3:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Come and listen in on a panel led by Ivy Doomkitty, covering topics such as body image,skin color, age, and more. We will discuss how to push past boundaries that others try to place against you. After all, cosplay is for everyone. It is not limited to one demographic. Q&A to follow. - Room E

Attending Guests: Ivy Doomkitty, Nicole Marie Jean, Vegas Power Girl

4:00 PM

Dan Brereton Portfolio Review
(Panel)

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

It isn't your impressive artwork alone that will land you a job or the position you're seeking, but the presentation of your artwork in your portfolio. Veteran illustrator and painter Dan Brereton will be on hand to discuss your artwork in a friendly and constructive group critique, as well as the presentation of your work. All age, skill and experience levels are welcome. - Room D

Attending Guests: Dan Brereton

4:00 PM

Heroes of Cosplay
(Panel)

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Big wow is happy to present the largest gathering of the cast of Syfy's reality show, Heroes of Cosplay.
Join Monika, Victoria, Jinyo, Jessica, Holly, Chloe, Riki and Chris as they talk about, their experience on the show. Questions are welcome! - Room A

Attending Guests: Holly Conrad, Chloe Dykstra, Jinyo, Monika Lee, Jessica Nigri, Riddle

4:00 PM

ODDBALL COMICS LIVE! --
(Panel)

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Cartoonist Scott Shaw! (Captain Carrot And His Amazing Zoo Crew, Sonic the Hedgehog, Annoying Orange) reveals the secret history of sex, drugs and rock'n'roll in mainstream newsstand comic books, ones that provoke the overwhelming question, “How the hell did THIS ever get published?” You'll see POPULAR TEENAGERS' “Toni Gay and Butch Dykeman”, “crotch-centric” issues of SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE and THE RIFLEMAN's outrageous "weapon", among other eye-openers! Don’t dare miss the presentation that Marvel’s Stan Lee calls “the wildest, wackiest expose’ of some of the craziest comic books I’ve ever seen!” You'll see why this hilarious presentation has been a fan favorite at San Diego's Comic-Con International for decades! - Room B

Attending Guests: Scott Shaw

4:00 PM

The Ace of Geeks: The New World of Non-Traditional Publishing
(Panel)

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join The Ace of Geeks for a live podcast as they discuss the new ways for authors to get their work out there. Special guests Chris Brecheen (Writing About Writing) and John Westley Hawthorne (The Dark Mercury Series) will discuss the new ways they've found success as authors in the digital age, and what some of the pitfalls are to avoid. - Room E

4:00 PM

Throwback
(Panel)

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Two treasure hunters, who go searching for the lost gold in the remote jungles of Far North Queensland. But instead of riches, they find the Yowie, Australia’s answer to Bigfoot, and a savage battle for survival ensues. With Vernon Wells. - Room C

Attending Guests: Vernon Wells

5:00 PM

Acoustic Performance: Steven Skyler
(Program)

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Steven Skyler, Antonio the Gold Ranger on POWER RANGERS SAMURAI, will be performing an acoustic set of his original music as part of the Big WOW! weekend. - Room E

Attending Guests: Steven Skyler

5:00 PM

CBLDF Comic Code
(Panel)

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

60 years ago, comics were put on trial in a nationally televised Senate subcommittee hearing that had shattering repercussions for this great American art form. The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund presents the shocking history of moral panic that led to this historic hearing and the birth of the Comics Code Authority, which regulated the medium’s content for more than 50 years. CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein tells the tale at this CBLDF presentation. - Room D

5:00 PM

Costume Contest
(Panel)

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Come out and see costumes from all sorts of genres! You’ll be amazed at what some of the talented fans put together for this event!
The Costume Contest is a large event with a master of ceremonies, a panel of great guest judges, and some amazing prize awards! We’ve expanded the stage this year and increased the seating to bring you the best show we can deliver! - Room A

Attending Guests: Holly Conrad, Kelly Mark Delcambre, Valerie Perez, ReevzFX, Riddle, Vegas Power Girl, David Williams

6:00 PM

Famous Monsters Film Festival
(Program)

6:00 PM - 12:00 AM

- Room C

6:30 PM

BigWOW ComicFest Art Auction
(Program)

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

This will be your opportunity to bid on and win pieces of original collectible art, hand drawn, by numerous guests who are attending the show. All of the art will be on display in the exhibitor hall, museum gallery, throughout the day Saturday and will be available to be bid on in a blind auction format.
Come to the live auction portion of the event to bid on various pieces of art created specifically for the auction by the likes of Frank Cho, Michael Lark, Alfonso Azpiri, Frank Cirocco, Rich Koslowski and some published pieces contributed by Charlie Adlard, Justin Greenwood and many others! A number of the convention's guests will be on-hand to mingle at this social event and to encourage fans to bid high on their works of art! - Room B

 

There will be a cash bar setup in the auction room for those interested. This should be a lively and entertaining event for all. Both cash and credit cards will be accepted for your art auction purchases.

7:00 PM

Creature Features Live!
(Program)

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Back by popular demand is Creature Features Live! Hosted by John Stanley and Lord Blood-Rah. Presented just as Creature Features was back in the early eighties, but on stage rather than on television. Opening dialog, feature length movie “Night of the Living Dead” a Creature Features classic, TV commercials, guest interviews, special announcements, and Living Dead in the audience. - Room A

Attending Guests: Lord Blood-Rah, John Stanley

May 18, 2014

10:00 AM

Famous Monsters Film Fest Day Two
(Program)

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Schedule to be posted soon.

11:00 AM

Cosplay Filmaking: 101
(Panel)

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Collective will host a special presentation on how to make your very own independent Cosplay / Action film utilizing today's technology and resources. Covering everything from cameras to editing, from costume designing to distribution, if you've ever wanted to make your own movie, don't miss this discussion exclusively at BigWOW!. Workshop presenter: DESCIPLE is a Bay Area Filmmaker / Prop builder/ Cosplayer with extensive work in film production and Sound Design. - Room D

11:00 AM

Craft Your Fandom
(Panel)

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Craft Your Fandom: Cosplay from Concept to Completion. Join leading cosplay and prop-builder experts in a look at where to start making your favorite prop or costume. - Room E

11:00 AM

CreaturesCon 3
(Panel)

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join the CreaturesCon gang, John Stanley (Creature Features 1971 to 1984), Ernie Fosselius (Hardware Wars), Lord Blood-Rah (Movie Host), Tom Wyrsch (Writer / Director) and Strephon Taylor (November Fire) for an information-packed journey through Creature Features, TV Horror Hosting, classic Sci-Fi and Horror films, Bob Wilkins and much more. The panel will share personal memories, show rare video clips and review Creature Features favorite films. Audience Q&A included. - Room B

Attending Guests: Lord Blood-Rah, Ernie Fosselius, John Stanley, Strephon Taylor, Tom Wyrsch

11:00 AM

Drawing The Walking Dead
(Panel)

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Artist, Charlie Adlard, and inker Stefano Gaudiano discuss what it is like to create the images behind the hugely successful comic and tv series The Walking Dead. Charlie will explain how his art style has evolved during his tenure on the book and how having an inker allows him to work differently now. Stefano, being the newest addition to the team, shares his experiences of inking Charlie and how this project differs from his vast number of other previous collaborations. They'll discuss the controversial "All Out War" storyline and how working on a near bi-weekly schedule for a year affected how they worked. Moderated by Mark Hay, owner of Splash Page Comic Art, art dealer for Charlie & Stefano - Room A

Attending Guests: Charlie Adlard, Stefano Gaudiano

11:00 AM

Drawing Who
(Panel)

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Josh Adams (DOCTOR WHO, EUREKA, WAREHOUSE 13, GARDEN OF STEVEN) and Blair Shedd (DOCTOR WHO, LEGENDS OF OZ, GHOSTBUSTERS, THE RAPTOR) have both had the honor of being chosen to draw official Doctor Who comics for IDW Publishing. Josh and Blair will talk about how they got the job (and other behind the scenes stories), meeting Doctor Who cast and crew, chat about Who-fandom in general, and do a Q and A if the audience wishes. - Room C

Attending Guests: Josh Adams, Blair Shedd

12:00 PM

Creating Comics/Books for All Ages
(Panel)

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

What are the ingredients to creating a good comic or book for all ages? Something that can appeal to the young and old. Which ones on the market today are are the best for your kids and you to read? Trina Robbins other writer/artists discuss these and much more. - Room E

Attending Guests: Bill Morrison, Trina Robbins

12:00 PM

DISNEY Legend - Floyd Norman
(Panel)

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Floyd Norman will discuss his long carrier in animation working as an animation artist for the Walt Disney studio on Sleeping Beauty and Jungle Book. To launch his own Vignette Films, working for Hanna-Barbera and later returning to Disney in their publishing group. - Room B

Attending Guests: Scarlett Nixie, Scott Shaw

12:00 PM

Figure Drawing with Frank Cho
(Program)

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Free figure drawing class open to public, headed by Marvel Comics artist, Frank Cho. Cosplayer, Ivy Doomkitty, will model for this drawing class. All the audience members are encoraged to draw along
with Frank Cho, who will critique the drawings by the audience members at the end of class. - Room A

Attending Guests: Frank Cho, Ivy Doomkitty

12:00 PM

Jack Kirby Museum
(Panel)

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Jack Kirby is the creator or co-creator of The X-Men, Hulk Iron Man, the Fantastic Four, Captain America, The Avengers, Darkseid, Mister Miracle and hundreds more. He was probably the most prolific comics artist ever and almost every artist is inspired by him. Artists will discuss which comics led them to follow Jack, what panels they have learned from, and how hard it is to make that Kirby Krackle look right. - Room C

Attending Guests: Mark Badger, Bruce Simon

12:00 PM

Native Americans in Comics
(Panel)

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Ever since Native American people began drawing on rock walls, they've been part of the comic book universe. However, stereotypes persist due to the lack of Native artists or writers employed by the mainstream comics industry. Now, these artists have taken initiative and formed The Indigenous Narratives Collective and INC Comics. INC’s Arigon Starr ("Super Indian") and Lee Francis IV (“Pueblo Jones”) will discuss the state of Native American comics. Moderated by UC Santa Cruz's writer/poet/playwright Dr. Carolyn Dunn. - Room D

Attending Guests: Arigon Starr

1:00 PM

Ernie Chan Memorial Inking Panel
(Panel)

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Mark Schultz, Joe Rubinstein, and Steve Leialoha discuss their approach to inking. Along with their many influences. - Room A

Attending Guests: Steve Leialoha, Joe Rubinstein, Mark Schultz

1:00 PM

IDW Publishing: Artists Edition Panel
(Panel)

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Artist’s Edition editor Scott Dunbier gives attendees a guided tour of what will be happening in the coming year-including some really incredible announcements, and will talk about their newest Peanuts Artist Edition. - Room C

1:00 PM

Marvel Masterpiece Theatre
(Program)

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

MARVEL MASTERPIECE THEATER ! presents a dramatic table read of the 1968 Marvel Comics classic tale unfolded in AVENGERS 59 & 60, "The Wedding of Yellowjacket & Wasp", by Roy Thomas and John Buscema. Both issues feature a number of cameos from the Marvel universe of the late Sixties, fun pop culture references of the day, amazing superhero action and sizzling dialogue ! Pages of Big John Buscema's fantastic art and storytelling will follow on the screen as our cast reads the text. - Room B

Attending Guests: Mark Badger, Dan Brereton, Damion Poitier, Liam Sharp, Jane Wiedlin

1:00 PM

Men of Cosplay
(Panel)

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Everyone always hears about how the women of cosplay are doing or what they are doing. But where's the love for the men of cosplay? We've tailored a panel just for you! Have you ever thought about cosplaying but what to see what it's like from a male perspective? Then make sure to check out this panel, jam packed with all of our male guests this year including, Jonathan Carroll, Anthony Misiano, Kelly Delcambre, Steve Meissner, Dave Turner AH. - Room E

Attending Guests: Jonathan Carroll, Kelly Mark Delcambre, Ivy Doomkitty, Steve Meissner , Anthony Misiano, Valerie Perez

1:00 PM

Webcomics from Script to Print
(Panel)

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The creators of The Adventures of Captain Quail will be going through their creative process for webcomics as an artist-writer duo. Starting with the script for a webcomic and ending with lessons learned on merchandising, you'll get to see their entire workflow. There will be plenty of time for Q&A, and prizes for some lucky fans! - Room D

2:00 PM

Collecting Comic Art
(Panel)

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Have you ever wanted something from your favorite comic book? Brian Peck and fellow collectors guide you through the world of collecting comic art - from what it all means, to where to find the art. Discussing a wide range of topics from History of how this hobby started to grow and what use to happen to all the art in the old days? How computers have changed the look of (or non-existance of in some cases) original art? How the internet has changed and expanded the art hobby? How ebay has altered the collectors market? How the auction houses have impacted the hobby? Comparison of values between cover/splashes/interiors? Conservation and preservation? - Room D

2:00 PM

ComicBook Costume Design
(Panel)

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Ever wonder wear those costumes you love come from? Join comic artists; Brian Stelfreeze and David Williams ( a fellow costumer) as they discuss costume design. They will talk about classic superhero costumes, as well as modern costumes. Why certain costume have changed over the years and why some never change. Superhero costumes in comic have designs that are there to serve the storytelling and illustrative needs of the writer and artist. - Room A

Attending Guests: Frank Cho, Riddle, Brian Stelfreeze, David Williams

2:00 PM

Forged Of Steel
(Program)

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Jonathan Carroll, body builder and seasoned costumer wants to show you how to level up your fitness for your costumes and for your health. From fitness to nutrition, learn the methods used to build the body of a real life superhero.- Room E

Attending Guests: Jonathan Carroll, Steve Meissner

2:00 PM

Japan’s Heroes and Monsters
(Panel)

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

August Ragone and his Kaiju crew will be hosting FM’s panel that will feature Kenpachiro Satsuma (Godzilla, ’84-’95), Bin Furuya (Ultraman), and Daisuke Ban (Kikaida, Inazuman). Each actor will tell their stories of how they came to embody these incredible roles, as well as take questions from the audience. - Room C

Attending Guests: Daisuke Ban, Satoshi Furuya, August Ragone, Kenpachiro Satsuma

3:00 PM

CBLDF: You Can't Draw That! Live Art Jam
(Panel)

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Top creators Terry Moore, along with some guests to be announced will create live art before your eyes. The only rule is that it would have been forbidden by the Comics Code! Join the CBLDF and these great creators as they talk censorship and make once-in-a-lifetime art! Get a chance to watch live art made before your eyes, learn about censorship, and bid to win the pieces made here to benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. - Room B

Attending Guests: Terry Moore

3:00 PM

Comics And Comics
(Panel)

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Geeks Assemble! “Comics and Comics” is all-fanboy stand-up comedy, presented by the nerdiest comedians in the multiverse. From comic books to video games, from anime to Dr. Who, from Star Wars to Star Trek, from Dungeons and Dragons to that one episode of Thundarr the Barbarian where the evil wizards have this race to determine who gets the Helmet of Power, you can rest assured that all geek bases will be covered! - Room C

3:00 PM

Heroes of Cosplay - Day 2
(Panel)

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Big wow is happy to present the largest gathering of the cast of Syfys reality show, Heroes of Cosplay.
Join Monika, Victoria, Jinyo, Jessica, Holly, Chloe, Riki and Chris as they talk about, their experience on the show. Questions are welcome! - Room A

Attending Guests: Holly Conrad, Chloe Dykstra, Jinyo, Monika Lee, Jessica Nigri, Riddle

3:00 PM

Toy Talk Live
(Panel)

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Toy Talk Live makes way for the first time at Big WOW! This panel will cover topics ranging from the toy-collecting hobby as a whole all the way down to specific action figures. Join expert Toy Reviewers Sean Long, Shartimus Prime, and Sentry Productions as they give their insights on this wonderful world of collecting toys and action figures. Stick around for Q&A and win prizes, courtesy of Toyworth.com! - Room D

4:00 PM

Model/Costume Making on a Budget
(Panel)

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

I am both a model maker/costume maker and appear at the BIG WOW con as ALIEN and Buzz Lightyear, which were both built with found and cheap materials. You don't have to blow a huge amount of money to be the character you want to be. This will go over some techniques and materials someone can use to build a cosplay outfit or prop/detail that would have been thought too pricy to buy, and leave a costume baron. - Room E

4:00 PM

The Batman Chronicles: Special Screening & Discussion
(Panel)

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

A three part short film following a young Bruce Wayne as he struggles with a corrupt justice department & faces off against a maniacal new menace hell bent on taking over Gotham. All three parts of the film will be shown, followed by a Q&A with Actor, Producer & Editor Anthony Misiano. - Room C

Attending Guests: Anthony Misiano

4:00 PM

The Science and Fiction of Alternate Realities
(Panel)

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The idea that there may be universes other than our own has long been a staple of fantasy and science fiction. Now physicists are telling us that there may be some truth in this idea. How much is fact and how much is fiction? Are there other universe? If there are, how similar are they to our own? Do universes "split," and if so, how? Would it be possible to travel between them. What are some of the ways these ideas have been explored in fiction -- and what avenues are still ripe. - Room D

Famous Monsters Film Fest


Famous Monsters of Filmland has teamed up with Big Wow to bring you a film fest dedicated to celebrating fun and original movies and screenplays. Click Here for Details!

Ticket Information

Big Wow! ComicFest Door Prices

Adult 1 Day: $25.00
Adult 2 Day: $35.00
Child 1 Day: $15.00
Child 2 Day: $20.00
Child Tickets are for 8-14 yrs old.

CHILDREN UNDER 8 ARE FREE.

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Show Dates/Hours

Saturday May 17th
 10am - 6pm
 With After Hours Programming!

Sunday May 18th
 10am - 5pm

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