As we approach the annual must-go to event to meet your favorite celebrities, authors, and artists, even more has been announced for Wizard World Comic Con Madison 2017! 

Wizard World Comic Con Madison 2017

Wizard World Comic Con Madison 2017

One of the highlights of the weekend long event are the in-depth Q&A sessions. And this year, Wizard World has a line up that is unmatched  to meet all your fan needs from Stan Lee, through a past guests here on our show at DizRadio, Thomas Ian Nicholas. A full lineup of the session are listed below, so be sure to get your cosplay on, items ready to be signed and sit back and listen to conversations with your favorite stars at Wizard World Madison! 

Q&A sessions with standout celebrities Stan Lee (Marvel Comics CEO Emeritus), Juliet Landau (Ed Wood, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”), Sean Maher (“Firefly,” Serenity), WWE® Superstar Becky Lynch ™, Emma Caulfield (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Beverly Hills, 90210”) and the “Lost Girl” duo of   Rachel Skarsten and Zoie Palmer, anime, cosplayer and comics creator sessions, adult and kids costume contests and more highlight the programming offerings at Wizard World Comic Con Madison, Friday through Sunday at the Alliant Energy Center. Most programming is included as part of the standard event admission and is in addition to the live entertainment options (dancing, music, etc.) all weekend.

Some highlights of the more than 50 hours of panels scheduled include:

  • Interactive Q&As with Lee (Sunday, 11 a.m.), Landau (Saturday, 1 p.m.), Thomas Ian Nicholas (Rookie of the Year, American Pie, Saturday, 3:30 p.m.), Maher (Saturday, 4 p.m.), Monica Rial (“Dragon Ball Z,” “Fullmetal Alchemist,” Sunday, 12:30 p.m.) and Caulfield (Sunday, 1:30 p.m.)

  • Dual sessions with Skarsten and Palmer (Saturday, 2:30 p.m.)

  • Wrestling talk with Lynch (Saturday, noon)

  • Creator-themed hours featuring industry superstars Steve Geiger, Mostafa Moussa, Tom Cook, Mark Kistler, Dirk Vanover, James Munch, Joanne Estep and more

  • The story of Wisconsin and comics with locals George Hagenauer, Milton Griepp and Maggie Thompson, moderated by Danny Fingeroth (Friday, 5:30 p.m.)

  • Anime-themed sessions with Wizard World’s own SuperKayce as well as fan-based panels

  • Kids programming all four days, including story time, face painting, puppet shows, dance parties, magic, learn to draw, (and Kids 10 and under are free every day with paid adult)

  • World-famous Wizard World Comic Con Adult Costume Contest, Saturday at 7 p.m. and Kids Costume Contests on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.

  • Cosplay with special guests Mogchelle, SuperKayce and more, throughout the weekend

  • Cosplay Workshops (Working with Worbla, Mold Making and Resin Casting) with Mogchelle, require additional ticket

Unless noted, programming events take place in the designated General Programming Rooms or show floor stages at the convention center. VIP tickets or additional costs may apply to ensure access to select activities, as noted.

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

Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. The 12th event scheduled on the 2017 Wizard World calendar, Madison show hours are Friday, September 22, 4-9 p.m.; Saturday, September 23, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, September 24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Kids 10 and under are admitted free with paid adult.

Wizard World Comic Con Madison is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed – will roam the convention floor and participate in the famed Wizard World Costume Contest on Saturday evening.

The 2017 Wizard World convention schedule is available at: