From a variety of music styles, trivia, dance and personality Kato Kaelin introducing it all, Wizard World today announced the highlights of its non-stop entertainment lineup at Wizard World Comic Con Portland, Friday through Sunday at the Oregon Convention Center.
The initiative, designed to keep the show floor buzzing throughout the weekend, will feature national and local acts of all kinds, allowing fans to enjoy more of the best of pop culture during the events. All of the entertainment is included free with any admission to the show, unless noted, and is separate from the previously announced programming panel schedule.
The “Kids Zone” will also feature a variety of activities for the younger set, including face painting, coloring, dance parties and read-alongs, highlighted by the one and only Henry Winkler (“Happy Days”), author of the Hank Zipzer franchise of children’s books, reading to kids on Sunday at 12:30 p.m.
The Entertainment Stage, introduced in 2017 as an added feature to enhance the atmosphere at Wizard World events, has been a huge hit, with Kaelin serving as host, including trivia and giveaways right from the entertainment stage. The stage, located just inside the main entrance, is the hub for much of the rapidly-rotating schedule, with others spread around the show floor.
Musicians Dallas Brown Band (singer-songwriter), Friday), Thomas Ian Nicholas (acoustic, Friday, Saturday), The Hereafters (Saturday), Riona Celtic and Fantasy Singer (Saturday, Sunday), James Morris (guitar, Saturday, Sunday), Tigers of Youth (high energy beats, Sunday)
Cos-Spray, the Art of Cosplay by Graffikartillery & Keely Madison (Friday, Saturday)
Alice in Wonderland Themed Variety Show by FlameBuoyant Productions (Saturday)
Jedi Light Saber Stunt Show by Jester Puppets (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
Wizard World Karaoke (Friday, Saturday, sign up at stage)
Cosplay meetups (all three days)
Kids Zone Entertainment including:
H.E.R.Os anti-bullying puppet show by Jester Puppets (all three days)
Jedi Training by Jester Puppets (all three days)
Fairy Activities with Tinkerbell & Friends (Saturday)
Storytime with Rey by Rainychick Cosplay (Saturday)
Dance Party with Moana by Rainychick Cosplay (Sunday)
Storytime with “The Fonz” and “Hank Zipzer” children’s book writer Henry Winkler (Sunday)
Balloon Animals & Characters by PDX Balloons, Coloring Sheets, Face Painting by EarthFairy Entertainment, Meet & Greet with Characters (all three days)
Trivia and DJ spinning all weekend
Costume contest for adults (Saturday) and kids (Saturday and Sunday)
The full schedule of entertainment and programming can be found at http://wizardworld.com/
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 fourth event scheduled on the 2018 Wizard World calendar, Portland show hours are Friday, April 13, 4-9 p.m.; Saturday, April 14, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, April 15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Kids 10 and under are admitted free with paid adult.
Wizard World Comic Con Portland 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.
For more on the 2018 Wizard World Portland, visit http://wizd.me/PortlandPR .
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