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David Tennant, William Shatner, Ian Somerhalder, John Schneider Q&As highlight programming at Wizard World Comic Raleigh

Posted Thursday, March 12, 2015

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Raleigh, NC - Q&A sessions with David Tennant (“Doctor Who,” “Broadchurch”), Ian Somerhalder (“The Vampire Diaries”), William Shatner (“Star Trek”), John Schneider (“Smallville,” “Dukes of Hazzard”), Tyler Hoechlin (“Teen Wolf”) and Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings Trilogy), a concert by videogame tribute band “Critical Hit,” screening of Wolf Cop, costume contests, comics creator panels and more are among the programming highlights scheduled at the inaugural Wizard World Comic Con Raleigh, Friday through Sunday, February 13-15 at the Raleigh Convention Center. Most programming is included as part of the standard event admission.

Some highlights of the more than 50 panels scheduled include:

  • Interactive Q&As with Shatner (Saturday, 4 p.m.), Somerhalder (Saturday, 11:30 a.m.), Schneider (Saturday, 12:30 p.m.), Hoechlin (Saturday, 3:30 p.m.), Astin (Saturday, 1:30 p.m.), Liam McIntyre (Saturday, 2:30 p.m.), Cassandra (“Elvira”) Peterson (Sunday, 2 p.m.)
  • David Tennant V.I.P ticket holders will enjoy a rare Q&A session with the tenth Doctor himself (Saturday 3 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.) - Tennant VIP attendees only!
  • Get “Married With...” David Faustino (Saturday, 4:30 p.m.), go “out for a bite” with “Buffy’s” James Marsters (Sunday, 1 p.m.), and more
  • World Of Warcraft Composer Jason Hayes Presents: Behind The Music With “Critical Hit” (Saturday, 2 p.m.). Then at 6 p.m., the band performs original arrangements and electrifying live concerts of music from the most celebrated videogames of all time
  • Costume contests for adults (Saturday, 7 p.m.) and kids (Sunday, 3:30 p.m.), plus cosplay-themed sessions with Wizard World’s Charlie Rocket, veteran cosplayers and others
  • Learn “how to write comics” with Tom DeFalco (“Spider-Man”), Peter David (“Hulk”), Ann Nocenti (“Daredevil”), Barbara Slate (“Archie”), and Danny Fingeroth (“Darkhawk”) (Friday, 5 p.m.)
  • Marvel comics session with Fingeroth (“Darkhawk”) and David (“Hulk”) (Sunday, 11:30 a.m.)
  • Spotlight on “Deadpool” creator Rob Liefeld (Saturday, 1:30 p.m.)
  • Screenings of Wolf Cop (Saturday, 6:30 p.m.) and “iZombie” premiere (Saturday, 3 p.m.)
  • Green Ranger Half Hour of Power with Jason David Frank (“Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), a karate class for all ages (Sunday, 1:30 p.m.)
  • Master the “Genetics of Wizarding” with Dr. Eric Spana, biology professor at Duke University (Sunday, 1:30 p.m.)
  • Meet-and-greet with Frank (Saturday, 11 a.m.) (Paid event)
Unless noted, programming events take place in the designated General Programming Rooms at the Raleigh Convention Center. VIP admissions or additional costs may apply to ensure access to select activities, as noted. (*Note: Frank Meet & Greet requires a separate admission, and Tennant VIP admission required for his panels.)

A full list of Wizard World Comic Con Raleigh programming is available at (subjects, guests, times and rooms subject to change).

Wizard World Comic Con Raleigh is the seventh of 27 events currently scheduled in the 2015 series produced by Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD). For more on the event, visit .

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