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'Legends of Tomorrow,' 'Charmed' Panels Head Wizard World Bay Area Programming This Weekend

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Sam Jones, Claudia Wells, Barry Williams, film screening, Costume Contests, Kids Programs All Weekend Long At Oakland Convention Center, Friday through Sunday

OAKLAND, Calif. - EntSun -- Q&A sessions with the casts of Legends of Tomorrow (Brandon Routh, Caity Lotz and Matt Ryan), "Charmed" (Holly Marie Combs and Brian Krause), "Firefly" (Jewel Staite and Sean Maher), plus women in science fiction (Combs, Courtney Ford and Katrina Law), solo panels with Sam Jones (Flash Gordon), Claudia Wells (Back to the Future), Barry Williams ("The Brady Bunch"), Kevin Nash (pro wrestler), Neil McDonough ("Star Trek: First Contact"), cosplayer and comics creator sessions, adult and kids costume contests, short film screenings and more highlight the programming offerings at Wizard World Bay Area, Friday through Sunday at the Oakland Convention Center. Most programming is included as part of the standard event admission and is in addition to the live entertainment options (dancing, music, etc. hosted by Kato Kaelin) all weekend.

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Some highlights of the more than 75 hours of panels scheduled to date include:

• Group panels with Legends (Routh, Lotz, Ryan, Saturday, 2 p.m.).; "Charmed" (Combs, Krause, Saturday, 4 p.m.), "Firefly" Staite, Maher, Saturday, 1 p.m.); women of Sci-Fi (Combs, Ford, Law, Sunday, noon)
• Q&A sessions with Jones (Saturday, 5 p.m.); Wells (Saturday, 11:30 a.m.); McDonough (Sunday, 1 p.m.); and Williams (Sunday, 11 a.m.)
• Pro wrestling legends Kevin Nash (Saturday, 12:30 p.m.) and Honky Tonk Man and Lisa Marie Varon (Saturday, 3 p.m.) dish on their favorite ring promotions
• Creator sessions with industry superstars Joe Wos, Lex Fajardo, Shaenon K. Garrity, Andrew Farago, Ron Marz, M. Todd Gallowglas and more
• Fan- and industry-based panels on subjects ranging from literary theory, collecting, foam basics, animated villains, board games, animated TV characters, heroes and mental illness, comics in the classroom, the wrestling business, writing the first draft, cosplay and consent, pareidolia, Star Wars, Nerdprov, Marvel films, Batman, more

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• Disney Trivia with Thomas Ian Nicholas and Samm Levine, hosted by Handbook for Mortals author Lani Sarem (Saturday, 3 p.m.)
• Screenings of short films and web series (Saturday, 11:30 a.m.) and Best Fan Films (Sunday, 11:30 a.m.) from the GeekFest 2019 Tour
• Kids programming all three days, including free sketches, face painting, hero training, Jedi training, mask making and more
• World-famous Wizard World Adult Costume Contest, Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Kids Costume Contests on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.
• Cosplay with special guests SparkleStache, Camislyce, McThor, Captain Kaycee and more, throughout the weekend

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Source: Wizard Entertainment, Inc.
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