Convention Events

After Party


2014 PANEL SCHEDULE
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* Denotes Ages 13+ Recommended
** Denotes Ages 18+ Only

FRIDAY, AUGUST 1st


THE GAME CAVE | 12:00pm - 11:00pm | Ballroom D

More fun than your mom's basement! Armada Games is proud to offer 7,200 square feet of board games, card gaming, tabletop gaming, RPG's, Werewolf, and more from sun up to sun down.


  • 12:00pm - 11:00pm - Board Game Library

  • 12:00pm - 11:00pm - Werewolf

  • 12:00pm - 11:00pm - The Resistance

  • 12:00pm - 11:00pm - Indie Game Alliance Board Game Demoss

  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm - King Of Tokyo Demo

  • 1:00pm - 3:30pm - Star Wars: X-Wing Demo

  • 5:00pm - 6:30pm - Weiss Schwarz Demo

  • 6:00pm - 9:30pm - King Of Tokyo Tournament

  • 7:00pm - 11:00pm - Friday Night Super MtG Draft

  • 7:00pm - 10:30pm - Star Wars: X-Wing 100 pt Tournament

  • 8:00pm - 9:30pm - Warmachine / Hordes Demo

  • 8:00pm - 9:30pm - Weiss Schwarz Demo


SILENT AUCTION | 12:00pm - 9:00pm | Rm. 1-2

Going once, going twice, SOLD! Lay it all on the line for one-of-a-kind art, leather, cosplay, and craft pieces. Winners will be contacted around 10:00pm to retrieve their spoils!


WAY OF THE SWORD | 12:00pm - 9:00pm | Room 3-4

Way Of The Sword is a statewide foam fighting organization. Encounter medieval combat in a safe, intense, action-based environment: come enjoy battle gaming with us!

Q&A WITH MARV WOLFMAN | 12:30pm - 1:20pm | Rm. 10-12

As one of the most revered writers to ever work in comics, Marv will offer insight on some of the most popular stories ever told in the medium. His stories have graced the titles of Teen Titans, Green Lantern, Infinite Crisis, The Amazing Spiderman, and more!


ZOMBIE MAKEUP/FX PREP | 12:30pm - 2:20pm | Rm. 22-23

Have you always wanted to be one of the undead? Well now is your chance! Tampa's finest FX specialists will be on hand to create a custom zombie look for you that will be sure to turn heads at the con's Zombie Invasion! This service is free, but donations to the artists are greatly appreciated.


THE CINEMA | 12:30pm - 12:00am | Rm. 20-21

Enjoy a day full of classic and modern nerd favorites in our film room!


  • 12:30pm - 2:10pm - The Princess Bride (PG)

A classic fairy tale, with swordplay, giants, an evil prince, a beautiful princess, and yes, some kissing (as read by a kindly grandfather).

  • 2:30pm - 4:30pm - Serenity (PG-13)

The crew of the ship Serenity tries to evade an assassin sent to recapture one of their number who is telepathic.

  • 5:00pm - 6:40pm - Spaceballs (PG)

Planet Spaceball's President Skroob sends Lord Dark Helmet to steal Planet Druidia's abundant supply of air to replenish their own, and only Lone Starr can stop them.

  • 7:00pm - 7:45pm - Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (PG)

An aspiring supervillain must balance his career and his pursuit of a beautiful do-gooder.

  • 8:00pm - 9:40pm - Labyrinth (PG)

Sarah accidentally wishes her baby half-brother, Toby, away to the Goblin King Jareth who will keep Toby if Sarah does not complete his Labyrinth in thirteen hours.

  • 10:30pm - 12:00am - Bad Taste (NR)

In Peter Jackson's first film ever, the population of a small town disappears and is replaced by aliens that chase human flesh for their intergalactic fast-food chain.


PODCASTING BASICS: HOW TO TALK YOUR WAY ONLINE | 12:30pm - 1:20pm | Rm. 24

An introduction to podcasting for anyone who wants to make themselves heard on the Internet.


SUNNY WITH A CHANCE OF GRIMDARK | 1:00pm - 1:50pm | Rm. 7-9

Since the 50s, humanity has found renewed interest in apocalyptic tales. Instead of just being happy with religions telling us all how we're going to die, people have been creating deep and interesting future histories. Come along to find out what's in store for us, be it ecological disaster, political strife, or war.


DC ORIGINS | 1:00pm - 1:50pm | Rm. 25

A new take on the mysterious origin of the famous DC villain "The Joker" as well as a screening of a new short film by Archangel Productions, the creators of "Origins". Meet the cast and crew and see an exclusive peek at the trailer.


Q&A WITH DANIEL CUDMORE | 1:30pm - 2:20pm | Ballroom B-C

Portraying Colossus, one of X-Men's most popular characters, Daniel will share stories from the set of X-Men: Day's Of Future Past and his other films.


COSTUME TIPS AND TRICKS/FITNESS | 2:00pm - 2:50pm | Rm. 7-9

Do you want to do a certain costume, but feel you don¹t fit the look just right, stop by this panel hosted by the Heroes Alliance to learn simple solutions to these everyday problems.


Q&A WITH GERARD CHRISTOPHER | 2:00pm - 2:50pm | Rm. 10-12

Take a look back at Superboy, one of DC's small-screen features, with the man who portrayed him!


PENGUIN KNIFE FIGHT! IMPROV COMEDY | 2:30pm - 3:20pm | Rm. 22-23
Orlando's favorite improv group is taking over Tampa Con! If you like Whose Line Is It Anyway, then you'll love Penguin Knife Fight. Laugh ‘til you pass out, mess your pants, or both (in no particular order)!


ZOMBIES INVADE TAMPA BAY COMIC CON! | 3:00pm

You're invited to be part of Tampa Bay Comic Con's first ever zombie walk! Show up as the undead version of your favorite media character, or as a classic zombie, and strut your stuff for the rest of the convention! Afterwards, compete in a zombie costume contest for prizes! Lineup at 2:30pm in Rm. 24.


Q&A WITH JOHN RHYS-DAVIES | 3:00pm - 3:50pm | Ballroom B-C

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the fabled hospitality of the man behind the famed dwarf, Gimli: Roaring fires, malt beer, red meat off the bone.


ALL THE SUPER LADIES! | 3:00pm - 3:50pm | Rm. 25

A celebration of all the badass comic book women we love! This discussion-based panel reviews the past, present and future of heroines in comics.


Q&A WITH BRIGHTON SHARBINO & KYLA KENNEDY | 4:00pm - 4:50pm | Rm. 10-12
Here comes trouble! Meet Brighton and Kyla (Lizzie and Mika) face to face, and learn about their endless sisterly love in The Walking Dead.


ZOMBIE COSTUME CONTEST | 4:00pm - 4:50pm | Rm. 22-23
Zombie Costume Contest with Prizes for Best Zombie and Best Group of Zombies!


MYTH OF THE FAKE GEEK GIRL | 4:00pm - 4:50pm | Rm. 24

Nice legs, daisy dukes, makes a man go "there's no way she's *actually* a nerd!” A comprehensive look at fan culture and why ladies seem to suddenly need to prove their nerd-cred.


WORKING IN TV, FILM, AND RADIO | 4:30pm - 5:50pm | Rm. 25

All about working in the industry for film, television, and radio shows.


Q&A WITH PEDRO PASCAL | 5:00pm - 5:50pm | Ballroom B-C
There was perhaps no character more popular in this past season of Game of Thrones than Oberyn Martell. Let's see what Pedro has to say about his heavyweight fight with The Mountain!


COSPLAY PANEL | 5:30pm - 6:20pm | Rm. 7-9

From newbies starting out to veterans looking to learn a little something new, join costumers NecroticNymph and KiraRhian Cosplay for an all-inclusive costuming panel.


Q&A WITH JIM STERANKO | 5:30pm - 6:20pm | Rm. 10-12

Legendary artist, writer, magician, and all-around Playboy offers a look into the Silver Age of comics and culture like you've never heard before!


A BRIEF HISTORY OF ANIME IN THE U.S. | 6:00pm - 6:50pm | Rm. 24

An exciting look at America's introduction to anime in 1958, and the anime explosion that was to come. Hear stories of the old days when anime was generally viewed on VHS, and discuss modern times and the age of simulcast.


DOCTOR WHO: THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE | 6:30pm - 7:20pm | Rm. 10-12

Join us as we discuss any and all facets of the Doctor. Nothing will be left off the table! Towards the end of the panel, we'll hold a costume contest. Come dressed as your favorite Doctor, companion, or monster, and win a prize!


THE NEW CONSOLE WARS | 6:30pm - 7:20pm | Rm. 25

Who's winning this generation's console war? Are console wars even a thing anymore? A modern gamer, a GameStop manager, and a gaming journalist from Orlando Weekly break down and analyze the new-gen of gaming machines from the inside out.


GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY AND BEYOND | 7:00pm - 7:50pm | Rm. 7-9

How Marvel's Leap of Faith Will Affect the Marvel and DC Cinematic Universes. With Marvel taking a risk today with "Guardians of the Galaxy," how will a movie featuring a talking "tree" and raccoon affect not only their cinematic universe, but DC's as well?

LADY DEADPOOL'S VARIETY SHOW | 7:00pm - 7:50pm | Rm. 22-23

Join Lady Deadpool as she invites you into her world of madness, mayhem, and comedy!


SUPER'MANCE” ADVANCE SCREENING AND Q&A | 7:30pm - 8:20pm | Rm. 25

Synopsis: A superhero romance in which the world is split up into Capes & Masks, two of whom question their lifelong rivalry after losing their powers for one night. Runtime: 35 minutes. Q&A with Director James Noir and guests following the screening!


THE FANDOM THAT LIVED | 8:00pm - 8:50pm | Rm. 10-12

Indulge in some Harry Potter Trivia, a discussion about House Stereotypes, and why Neville Longbottom is amazing!


PAISLEY TIPPY TOES | 8:00pm - 8:50pm | Rm. 22-23

Paisley meets the collective consciousness in an interstellar universe between lives. With their help she attempts to control the outcome of her next reincarnation. Bring your children and inner child to help this hyperactive soul find her place in a Tippy Toe life with hand puppets and exuberant play.


WTFLUX | 8:30pm - 9:20pm | Rm. 7-9

Watch a live recording of the WTFlux podcast. WTFlux has been heard over University of Central Florida Internet Radio and on Aircheck.us. Watch Chase and Brett make fun of people in the media, as well as themselves.


HOW TO MAKE FRIENDS AND FALL IN LOVE (IN VIDEO GAMES)* | 9:00pm - 9:50pm | Rm. 25

A look at how video games do friendships, relationships and romance and why it's important that we improve the way it's done.


WHY ANIME CONSUMES YOUR LIFE* | 9:30pm - 10:20pm | Rm. 24

Anime is a magical genre that entrances viewers with amazing stories. The downside? You may not see the sun for a while.


PENGUIN KNIFE FIGHT* | 10:00pm - 11:20pm | Rm. 22-23

Orlando's favorite improv group is ready to get dirty for your late night comedy pleasure. If you like Whose Line Is It Anyways, then you'll love Penguin Knife Fight!


FOR THE LOVE OF DISNEY! AND OTHER CARTOON IMPRESSIONS | 10:30pm - 11:20pm | Rm. 25

Enjoy Bri's live performance of sounds, covers, and singing impressions of the most beloved Disney characters and other cartoons - as seen on her YouTube channel, AdventuresofBri.


THE OL' SWITCHEROO | 11:00pm - 11:50pm | Rm. 7-9

How would your favorite characters survive in other worlds? Questions, debates, and the chance to win fan art raffle prizes!


SATURDAY, AUGUST 2nd


THE GAME CAVE | 10:00am - 11:00pm | Rm. 13-16

More fun than your mom's basement! Armada Games is proud to offer 7,200 square feet of board games, card gaming, tabletop gaming, RPG's, Werewolf, and more from sun up to sun down.


  • 10:00am - 11:00pm - Board Game Library

  • 10:00am - 11:00pm - Gingerdead House Alpha Playfest and Demos

  • 10:00am - 11:00pm - Indie Game Alliance Board Game Demos

  • 10:00am - 11:00pm - Werewolf

  • 10:00am - 11:00pm - The Resistance

  • 10:00am - 11:00pm - Shootinanny Alpha Playfest

  • 11:00am - 12:30pm - Warmachine / Hordes Demos

  • 11:00am - 12:30pm - King Of Tokyo Demo

  • 12:00pm - 2:30pm - Star Wars: X-Wing Demo

  • 12:00pm - 4:00pm - Magic: The Gathering Demos

  • 3:00pm - 4:30pm - Warmachine / Hordes Demos

  • 3:00pm - 4:30pm - King Of Tokyo Demo

  • 4:00pm - 5:30pm - Weiss Schwarz Demo

  • 6:00pm - 9:30pm - King Of Tokyo Tournament

  • 7:00pm - 10:30pm - Star Wars: X-Wing 100 pt Tournament

  • 7:00pm - 11:00pm - Magic: The Gathering Demos

  • 8:00pm - 9:30pm - Warmachine / Hordes Demos


TAMPA BAY COMIC CON LOUNGE | 10:00am - 12:00am | Ballroom D

Hang out in the con lounge, line up for celebrity Q&As in the B-C ballroom, and sign up for official Tampa Bay Comic Con events at Event Registration - It's all inside!


NERD YOGA PRESENTS KICK-ASS YOGA | 10:30am - 11:20am | Rm. 3-4

Kick ass and be your own superhero by practicing this all-levels sequence of yoga poses set to comic book inspired music and other nerdy tunes. Arrive 10 minutes early to grab a good spot.


YOUNG ADULT IS NOT JUST FOR KIDS | 10:30am - 11:50am | Rm. 7-9

Panelists discuss what makes a book Young Adult, why they are popular, and why so many adults are reading them.


Q&A WITH CAITY LOTZ - 11:00am - 11:30am | Ballroom B-C

Best known for her role as Sara Lance (The Black Canary) in CW's “Arrow”, Caity Lotz offers great stories from the set of nerdom's favorite shows.


SWEDE FEST AT TAMPA BAY COMIC CON'S CINEMA | 11:00am - 12:00am | Rm. 20-21

Swede Fest Tampa Bay is a local bi-annual film festival that encourages fans of movies to remake their own versions of famous films with no budget or technical skills. The results are creative and often hilarious five-minute homages and satires of the source material. Join us to celebrate some of the greatest hits from prior Swede Fest Tampa Bay events and find out how you can get involved!


BEATBOXING 101 | 11:00am - 11:50am | Rm. 22-23

Have you ever wanted to learn how to beatbox? Now's your chance! Join Geekapella in their beatboxing workshop, and you'll be performing Pitch Perfectly in no time.


GRAPHIC NOVEL HOW-TO & THE WORLD OF “GAME OVER” | 11:00am - 11:50am | Rm. 24

Have a story to tell or illustrate? Not sure where to start? Join Jade Woodruff, writer and illustrator of the indie graphic novel series “Game Over” for a rundown and Q&A session about what it takes to make your own indie graphic novel.


VIDEO GAME PIANIST MARTIN LEUNG | 11:45am - 12:30pm | Ballroom B-C

Martin gives his first video game music recital ever in Florida! A video of him blindfolded playing a Super Mario Medley with the Super Mario Bros. Overworld Theme was viewed by over 40 million people. Following the performance, Martin will take requests.


PUBLISHING COMICS | 11:30am - 12:20pm | Rm. 1-2

Want to make comics? Want to publish comics? Find out how those are two different things in this Q&A session with Editor in Chief of Creature Entertainment Juan Navarro, and Cosmic Times Publisher Martin Pierro.


FREESTYLE ROLE PLAYING | 11:30am - 12:20pm | Rm. 10-12

The best damn way to get new players deep in the loot!


HOW WE BUILT AN ANIMATION STUDIO | 11:30am - 12:20pm | Rm. 25

Meet Theory Animation, the online studio that brings artists worldwide together to create cartoons! From story sketch to final render, we'll talk about what it takes to make it, and screen our shorts!


WAY OF THE SWORD | 12:00pm - 10:00pm | Rm. 3-4
Way Of The Sword is a statewide foam fighting organization. Encounter medieval combat in a safe, intense, action-based environment: come enjoy battle gaming with us!


COSTUMING IN THE COMMUNITY: HOW CAN YOU HELP? | 12:00pm - 12:50pm | Rm. 7-9

Are you interested with doing more with your costume? Stop by the Costuming in the Community Panel hosted by the Heroes Alliance to learn more about what you can do.


Q&A WITH JOHN RHYS-DAVIES | 12:45pm - 1:20pm | Ballroom B-C
Sit back, relax, and enjoy the fabled hospitality of the man behind the famed dwarf, Gimli: Roaring fires, malt beer, red meat off the bone.


GEEKAPELLA PERFORMANCE | 12:30pm - 1:20pm | Rm. 22-23

Geekapella is a singing group of nerds! From beatboxing Tolkien fans, to belting anime lovers, with serenading Potterheads and treble-heavy Trekkies, we pull vocalists from musical backgrounds as diverse as the genres we hold so dearly. Come oogie boogie with us!


SUPERHERO MOVIES - PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE | 12:30pm - 1:20pm | Rm. 24

Film and entertainment professor and historian Eddy Friedfeld analyzes the comic book movie, how far the genre has come and where it is heading.


HOW TO PICK YOUR COSPLAY | 1:00pm - 1:50pm | Rm. 1-2

Want to join the world of cosplay? Let us help you! Join us for advice, Q&A, and the best kept secrets of the cosplay universe. Anything you need to know, we have the answer!


NERDY SPEED DATING** | 1:00pm - 2:30pm | Rm. 5-6

Roses are red, Violets are blue, All my base are belong to you! Whether you are looking for a significant other, or simply looking to meet new people, speed dating is a fast and fun way to make a connection! Register to speed date at Event Registration in Ballroom D before 1:00pm. Women: Free! | Men: $5


Q&A WITH BRIGHTON SHARBINO & KYLA KENNEDY | 1:00pm - 1:50pm | Rm. 10-12

Here comes trouble! Meet Brighton and Kyla (Lizzie and Mika) face to face, and learn about their endless sisterly love in The Walking Dead.

THE CULT (TV) PHENOMENON | 1:30pm - 2:20pm | Rm. 7-9

Exploring the small but intensely loyal fanbases behind cancelled and perennial bubble television shows like Veronica Mars, Arrested Development, and Community, and how these fans can be the best thing ever.


PENGUIN KNIFE FIGHT! IMPROV COMEDY | 1:30pm - 2:20pm | Rm. 22-23
Orlando's favorite improv group is taking over Tampa Con! If you like Whose Line Is It Anyway, then you'll love Penguin Knife Fight. Laugh ‘til you pass out, mess your pants, or both (in no particular order)!


TRON VISUAL FX | 1:30pm - 2:20pm | Rm. 24

An in-depth analysis on how the groundbreaking visual effects for the 1982 cult sci-fi classic “Tron” were created, fandoms of “Tron”, and the upcoming sequel. Real animation cels used during the film's production will be on display, including one from a rediscovered deleted scene!


Q&A WITH EVAN PETERS | 2:00pm - 2:30pm | Ballroom B-C

With crowd favorite roles in American Horror Story and X-Men: Days Of Future Past, Even has plenty to talk about!


THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID | 2:00pm - 2:50pm | Rm. 10-12

YouTube celebrity ElloSteph presents a panel about how female characters have evolved over time going from damsels in distress to ass kicking heroes. Do they have to be sexualized in order to have a role, or are they legitimately being respected? How have they been represented over time, where are they going, and is it ever enough?


SUPER'MANCE” ADVANCE SCREENING AND Q&A | 2:00pm - 2:50pm | Rm. 25

Synopsis: A superhero romance in which the world is split up into Capes & Masks, two of whom question their lifelong rivalry after losing their powers for one night. Runtime: 35 minutes. Q&A with Director James Noir and guests following the screening!


LEGAL FUNDAMENTALS FOR ARTISTS AND ENTERTAINERS | 2:30pm - 3:20pm | Rm. 1-2

A general overview of legal rights when dealing with contracts, endorsements and Trademarks or Copyrights as it pertains to artists and entertainers in this specific field.


THE MYTHOLOGY OF SUPERNATURAL & GRIMM | 2:30pm - 3:50pm | Rm. 24

Author Nathan Robert Brown will be discussing the various mythological elements and folklore roots used to create these popular TV shows. An open Q&A session will follow the presentation.


Q&A WITH RICHARD MADDEN & PEDRO PASCAL | 3:00pm - 3:50pm | Ballroom B-C

You may know them as The King of the North and The Red Viper: Making their first North American convention appearance outside of SDCC, Richard and Pedro will regale you with stories from the set of Game of Thrones, from Walder Frey's questionable hospitality to the Mountain's inhuman solar plexus.


FROM PAGE TO SCREEN | 3:00pm - 3:50pm | Rm. 7-9

Panelists and participants discuss favorite (and least favorite) film adaptations of science fiction novels and comics.


PAISLEY TIPPY TOES | 3:00pm - 3:50pm | Rm. 22-23

Paisley meets the collective consciousness in an interstellar universe between lives. With their help she attempts to control the outcome of her next reincarnation. Bring your children and inner child to help this hyperactive soul find her place in a Tippy Toe life with hand puppets and exuberant play.


Q&A WITH DANIEL CUDMORE | 3:30pm - 4:20pm | Ballroom 10-12

Portraying Colossus, one of X-Men's most popular characters, Daniel will share stories from the set of X-Men: Day's Of Future Past and his other films.


FOR THE LOVE OF DISNEY! AND OTHER CARTOON IMPRESSIONS | 3:30pm- 4:20pm | Rm. 25

Enjoy Bri's live performance of sounds, covers, and singing impressions of the most beloved Disney characters and other cartoons - as seen on her YouTube channel, AdventuresofBri.


THE “WHO”LYWED GAME | 4:00 - 4:50pm | Rm. 1-2

How well do you know Doctor Who? More important, how much do you think your significant other thinks you know? Join us for a timey-wimey mix on a classic game show. If you think you're up for the challenge, take the stage and earn a prize!


TAMPA BAY COMIC CON 2014 COSTUME CONTEST | 4:30pm - 6:30pm | Ballroom B-C

Come one, come all for the con's most popular event - Tampa Bay Comic Con's Costume Contest!

All children will receive a prize for participating. Adult categories and prizes are as follows:


1st Place - $500

2nd Place - $300

3rd Place - $150

Judge's Awards


Registration Info/Rules:


  • All participants must register at Event Registration Booth in Ballroom D before 2:30pm. You will be given a number, which will be your place in line and your order in pre-judging. Registration for the contest will end promptly at 2:30pm.

  • Pre-judging will be for Adults only, and occurs from 3:00pm - 4:00pm in Rm 5-6.
    If you are not registered and in place for pre-judging by 3:00pm, you will not be allowed on stage for the contest.

  • Lineup for ALL divisions in the contest will begin at 4:00pm in Rm 5-6.
    At 4:20pm we will exit the room and walk towards Ballroom D. Participants will appear on stage at approximately 4:30pm.

  • Costumes may be handmade or bought; Handmade will be given special consideration. Our judges are tenured cosplayers and will know if you are lying about your costume being handmade. Misrepresentation of your costume can get you disqualified!

  • Groups are allowed to enter together and will be judged/receive prizes as a single entry.

  • All weapons should peace-bonded and/or noticeably fake (orange tips for firearms).
    We reserve the right to inspect your weapon. Using weapons, fake or otherwise, in a way that would harm another person will cause them to be taken away, or you will be asked to leave with no refund.


POWER RANGERS UNITE! | 4:30pm - 5:20pm | Rm. 7-9

Perhaps no other show has offered as much action as the Power Rangers franchise. We will talk with Steve Cardenas, Nakia Burrise, and Jason Faunt about their butt-kicking experience on set! Couresty of Rangerstop at booth #643.


A CAPELLA IMPROV | 4:30pm - 5:20pm | Rm. 22-23

Join singing nerds, Geekapella in their improv Workshop! We're going to organically arrange a song of the audience's choice, on the spot. Select members of the audience can come up and join our group as we perform it at the end!


IT'S NOT AN ILLUSION, IT'S TEAM SMOKE AND MIRRORS! | 4:30pm - 5:20pm | Rm. 24

Join us for a robotics demonstration on behalf of First Tech Challenge. We are showing off our robot and explaining the science behind our engineering. Come learn about engineering and have fun watching a robot!


WHY WE LOVE COMIC BOOKS | 5:00pm - 5:50pm | Rm. 1-2

The panel is to remember on why you got into comic books. Why do you invest so much financial and emotionally. Share your stories!


DC VS. MARVEL WITH MIKE REED OF SYFY'S “FANGASM” | 5:00pm - 5:50pm | Rm. 25

Come see Mike Reed, of the Syfy reality show “Fangasm”, and Friends verbally duke it out over everything Marvel and DC. The panels will fly as hardcore fans talk about the good, the bad, and the ugly of these two comic book giants.


RHONDA SHEAR: UP ALL NIGHT | 5:30pm - 6:20pm | Rm. 10-12

For over 450 episodes and nearly a decade of Friday nights, Rhonda Shear kept the nation Up All Night! Enjoy her Q&A about the classic show, and hear her unique Hollywood experiences!


GEEKAPELLA PERFORMANCE | 5:30pm - 6:20pm | Rm. 22-23

Geekapella is a singing group of nerds! From beatboxing Tolkien fans, to belting anime lovers, with serenading Potterheads and treble-heavy Trekkies, we pull vocalists from musical backgrounds as diverse as the genres we hold so dearly. Come oogie boogie with us!


PODCASTING ON A SHOESTRING: IDEAS TO ITUNES ON $5/MONTH | 5:30pm - 6:20pm | Rm. 24

Produce a podcast on the cheap!


BUILDING A BELIEVABLE WORLD IN SCI-FI AND FANTASY | 6:00pm - 6:50pm | Rm. 7-9

Panelists discuss the components needed to create a fictional world that will resonate with real-world readers.


WHY ALL COMIC GAMES SUCK (EXCEPT ARKHAM) | 6:30pm - 7:20pm | Rm. 24

Come commiserate with us as we analyze why almost every comic book game has been bad, and how the cyclical media presence of DC and Marvel affect this notion.


ANATOMY OF A MODERN GAMER | 6:30pm - 7:20pm | Rm. 25

From Internet trolls and fanboys, to the hype train and why we spend our money on chance, this panel analyzes what makes gamers tick in a media-flooded generation.


COSPLAY PANEL | 7:00pm - 7:50pm | Rm. 7-9

From newbies starting out to veterans looking to learn a little something new, join costumers NecroticNymph and KiraRhian Cosplay for an all-inclusive costuming panel.


GEEKS OF COMEDY* | 7:00pm - 8:30pm | Rm. 22-23

The Geeks of Comedy make their debut at the Tampa Bay Comic Con to help the Hero Initiative! Cleaving into all facets of fandom and geek culture, these professional touring comedians can crit-hit an adamantium-laced funny bone armed with nothing but a microphone!


NOBLEBRIGHT: IT'S GRIMDARK, BUT WITH LENS FLARE | 7:30pm - 8:20pm | Rm. 1-2

There's so much grim darkness in the future that we sometimes forget that all of this environmental disaster, political strife, and brutal warfare can actually lead to a better world once the dust settles. Join us for a romp through the post-post apocalypse, because in the noble brightness of the far future, there is only high adventure!


POSSIBILITY OF A ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE | 7:30pm - 8:20pm | Rm. 10-12

Do you really think a zombie apocalypse is a possible demise to the human race? The answers may scare the life out of you!


THE MUD FLAPPERS | 8:00pm - 9:30pm | Ballroom B-C

The Mud Flappers are a raucous band of darlings here to help you get your wiggle on! This high

energy mix of acoustic folk and swinging jazz will absolutely knock your socks off.


NERDY SPEED DATING** | 8:00pm - 9:30pm | Rm. 5-6

Roses are red, Violets are blue, All my base are belong to you! Whether you are looking for a significant other, or simply looking to meet new people, speed dating is a fast and fun way to make a connection! Register to speed date at Event Registration in Ballroom D before 8:00pm. Women: Free! | Men: $5


MIYAZAKI TRIVIA CHALLENGE | 8:30pm - 9:20pm | Rm. 24

Test your knowledge in this Jeopardy-style game! A group of audience members will be selected to compete for prizes by answering questions about anime's most popular director, Miyazaki.


SO BAD, YET SO GOOD | 8:30pm - 9:20pm | Rm. 25

How experiencing bad media can actually help you create better products/projects. Geared towards game development and creative writing.


WHAT MAKES A STRONG CHARACTER? | 9:00pm - 9:50pm | Rm. 7-9

Heroes and villains, love interests and sidekicks: What attributes make us want to love them or leave them?


BE STILL, MY BEATING HARK(NESS) | 9:30pm - 10:20pm | Rm. 1-2

A panel dedicated to self-love and acceptance, and why Captain Jack Harkness changed my life.


REMY CONNOR: THIEF | 9:30pm - 10:20pm | Rm. 22-23

Take a ride down the path of a traveling performer: witness the magic and comedy of Remy Connor!


COMING OUT OF THE BATCAVE | 9:30pm - 10:20pm | Rm. 25

Our rainbow heroes have come a long way in the last few years! This discussion-based panel celebrates our favorite superheroes and looks forward to the inclusion of the rest of the "alphabet soup" to the comic book universes.

THATNEWSHOW | 10:00pm - 10:50pm | Rm. 10-12

Chase from the YouTube channel ThatNewShow brings a comedic tone to what's new in the world of media and video games, as well as his hatred for certain popular games that rhyme with Ball Of Pooty.


RISE OF “FREE TO START, PAY TO WIN” GAMING* | 10:00pm - 10:50pm | Rm. 24

Everyone knows those games: you spend ten dollars and BOOM! You get all the premium gear without having to do that boring grind. Is it good for the gaming community as a whole?


HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER AND LEARNED TO MOVE ON | 10:30pm - 11:20pm | Rm. 7-9

A discussion on what makes a "good" series finale ending and where other shows have succeeded and failed. Includes discussions on How I Met Your Mother, The Sopranos, Lost, Dexter, The Office, Chuck, and others.


PENGUIN KNIFE FIGHT! IMPROV COMEDY* | 10:30pm - 11:50pm | Rm. 22-23

Orlando's favorite improv group is ready to get dirty for your late night comedy pleasure. If you like Whose Line Is It Anyways, then you'll love Penguin Knife Fight!


SHIP IT! SHIP IT REAL GOOD! | 11:00pm - 11:50pm | Rm. 1-2

Join us for a silly discussion about weird pairings that cross all lines!


SUNDAY, AUGUST 3rd


TAMPA BAY COMIC CON LOUNGE | 10:00am - 5:00pm | Ballroom D

Hang out in the con lounge, line up for celebrity Q&As in the B-C ballroom, and sign up for official Tampa Bay Comic Con events at Event Registration - It's all inside!


THE GAME CAVE | 10:00am - 5:00pm | Rm. 13-16

More fun than your mom's basement! Armada Games is proud to offer 7,200 square feet of board games, card gaming, tabletop gaming, RPG's, Werewolf, and more from sun up to sun down.


  • 10:00am - 4:30pm - Board Game Library

  • 10:00am - 4:30pm - Werewolf

  • 10:00am - 4:30pm - The Resistance

  • 10:00am - 4:30pm - Shootaninny Alpha Playfest

  • 10:00am - 4:30pm - Indie Game Alliance Board Game Demos

  • 11:00am - 12:30pm - Warmachine / Hordes Demos

  • 11:00am - 12:30pm - King Of Tokyo Demo

  • 11:00am - 3:00pm - Magic: The Gathering Demos

  • 11:00am - 3:30pm - Gingerdead House Alpha Playfest / Demos

  • 1:00pm - 3:30pm - Star Wars: X-Wing Demo

  • 1:00pm - 4:30pm - King Of Tokyo Tournament

  • 2:00pm - 3:30pm - Warmachine / Hordes Demos


WAY OF THE SWORD | 10:00am - 5:00pm | Rm. 3-4
Way Of The Sword is a statewide foam fighting organization. Encounter medieval combat in a safe, intense, action-based environment: come enjoy battle gaming with us!


COSPLAY PANEL | 10:30am - 11:20am | Rm. 7-9

From newbies starting out to veterans looking to learn a little something new, join costumers NecroticNymph and KiraRhian Cosplay for an all-inclusive costuming panel.


THE CINEMA | 10:30am - 4:30pm | Rm. 20-21

Enjoy a day full of classic and modern nerd favorites in our film room!


  • 10:30am - 12:10pm - Tron (PG)

A computer hacker is abducted into the digital world and forced to participate in gladiatorial games where his only chance of escape is with the help of a heroic security program.

  • 12:30pm - 2:20pm - Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World (PG-13)

Scott Pilgrim must defeat his new girlfriend's seven evil exes in order to win her heart.

  • 3:00pm - 4:20pm - My Neighbor Totoro (G)

When two girls move to the country to be near their ailing mother, they have adventures with the wondrous forest spirits who live nearby.


PODCASTING: FROM SANDBOX TO STUDIO | 10:30am - 11:20am | Rm. 24

From two tin cans to a microphone, learn how to grow your podcast!


TIPS AND TRICKS FOR SURVIVING THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE | 10:30am - 11:20am | Rm. 25

When zombies are flooding the streets, will you know how to survive?


Q&A WITH JIM STERANKO | 11:00am - 11:50am | Rm. 10-12

Legendary artist, writer, magician, and all-around Playboy offers a look into the Silver Age of comics and culture like you've never heard before!


PAISLEY TIPPY TOES | 11:00am - 11:50am | Rm. 22-23

Paisley meets the collective consciousness in an interstellar universe between lives. With their help she attempts to control the outcome of her next reincarnation. Bring your children and inner child to help this hyperactive soul find her place in a Tippy Toe life with hand puppets and exuberant play.


Q&A WITH PEDRO PASCAL | 11:00am - 11:50am | Ballroom B-C
There was perhaps no character more popular in this past season of Game of Thrones than Oberyn Martell. Let's see what Pedro has to say about his heavyweight fight with The Mountain!


BALANCING LIFE, STUDIES, AND GAMING* | 11:30am - 12:20pm | Rm. 24

You're a student or in the work force who is just getting home, tired from the day. What do you do? Finish the project for work? Complete that essay for class? Or fight that final boss you strive to kill?


SUPER'MANCE” ADVANCE SCREENING AND Q&A | 11:30am - 12:20pm | Rm. 25

Synopsis: A superhero romance in which the world is split up into Capes & Masks, two of whom question their lifelong rivalry after losing their powers for one night. Runtime: 35 minutes. Q&A with Director James Noir and guests following the screening!


COSTUMING 101 | 12:00pm - 12:50pm | Rm. 1-2

Are you interested in learning some basic ideas for costuming/prop making? Stop by to learn more and collaborate with your fellow costume/cosplay friends.


LEGOLAS GROOT BATMAN TRANSFORMER QUESTIONS & FANDOMS | 12:00pm - 12:50pm | Rm. 7-9

YouTube celebrity ElloSteph discusses which communities are represented in fandoms, and where they are not.


2 VS. 2 NERDY FAMILY DOUBLE DARE | 12:30pm - 1:30pm | West Exhibit Hall

Family Double Dare's full obstacle course presents eight challenges with a nerdy twist! It is like no other event you've seen since the days of this live Nickelodeon show! The winning team could score a trip to L.A. to attend a live taping of The Big Bang Theory! Hosted by Marc Summers.


TAMPA BAY COMIC CON'S COSTUME PARADE | 12:30pm

Not interested in competing, but want to show off your costume? Join us for the Costume Parade! No sign-ups, no pre-registration, no fuss; just Meet in Rm. 5-6 at 12:00pm dressed in your costume!


Q&A WITH BRIGHTON SHARBINO & KYLA KENNEDY & KYLA KENNEDY| 12:30pm - 1:20pm | Rm. 10-12

Here comes trouble! Meet Brighton and Kyla (Lizzie and Mika) face to face, and learn about their endless sisterly love in The Walking Dead.


PENGUIN KNIFE FIGHT! IMPROV COMEDY | 12:30pm - 1:50pm | Rm. 22-23

Orlando's favorite improv group is taking over Tampa Con! If you like Whose Line Is It Anyway, then you'll love Penguin Knife Fight. Laugh ‘til you pass out, mess your pants, or both (in no particular order)!


Q&A WITH EVAN PETERS | 1:00pm - 1:30pm | Ballroom B-C

With crowd favorite roles in American Horror Story and X-Men: Days Of Future Past, Even has plenty to talk about!


MIYAZAKI TRIVIA CHALLENGE | 1:00pm - 1:50pm | Rm. 24

Test your knowledge in this Jeopardy-style game! A group of audience members will be selected to compete for prizes by answering questions about anime's most popular director, Miyazaki.


FOR THE LOVE OF DISNEY! AND OTHER CARTOON IMPRESSIONS | 1:00pm - 1:50pm | Rm. 25

Enjoy Bri's live performance of sounds, covers, and singing impressions of the most beloved Disney characters and other cartoons - as seen on her YouTube channel, AdventuresofBri.


GRIMDARK OR NOBLEBRIGHT: A DEBATE FOR THE FUTURE | 1:30pm - 2:20pm | Rm. 1-2

There are many numbers of ways that the future could turn out, and anime & video games have given us a window into those possible histories. Environmental problems, political strife, and war are inevitable, but their results could be grim and dark or noble and bright. Join us for a debate about what kind of history you'd most like to see more of in the future.


NERDY SPEED DATING** | 1:30pm - 3:00pm | Rm. 5-6

Roses are red, Violets are blue, All my base are belong to you! Whether you are looking for a significant other, or simply looking to meet new people, speed dating is a fast and fun way to make a connection! Register to speed date at Event Registration in Ballroom D before 1:30pm. Women: Free! | Men: $5


THE OFFENSIVE LINE* | 1:30pm - 2:20pm | Rm. 7-9

Every Sunday, The Offensive Line records a podcast and uploads it for their fans to enjoy. This Sunday, they've decided to do it at Tampa Bay Comic Con! Check out the madness, live!


Q&A WITH JOHN RHYS-DAVIES | 2:00pm - 2:50pm | Ballroom B-C

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the fabled hospitality of the man behind the famed dwarf, Gimli: Roaring fires, malt beer, red meat off the bone.


Q&A WITH MARC SUMMERS | 2:00pm - 2:50pm | Rm. 10-12

Nostalgic for the early days of Nickelodeon? Chat with the host of Nickelodeon's Double Dare series and get some behind the scenes stories you can't hear anywhere else!


YOU KNOW WHAT REALLY GRINDS MY GEARS? | 2:00pm - 2:50pm | Rm. 25

Have you fallen in love with steampunk but have no idea where to start? Let Ampliara's Workshop help you make your next cosplay epic!


NOISE COMPLAINT | 2:30pm - 3:20pm | Rm. 22-23

Professional tap dancers who perform as characters from Sailor Moon, DBZ, Pokémon, Final Fantasy and more! See epic battles and famed alliances on the stage through tap choreography!


POWER RANGERS UNITE! | 3:00pm - 3:50pm | Rm. 7-9

Perhaps no other show has offered as much action as the Power Rangers franchise. We will talk with Steve Cardenas, Nakia Burrise, and Jason Faunt about their butt-kicking experience on set! Couresty of Rangerstop at booth #643.


WHY VIDEO GAMES SUCK | 3:00pm - 3:50pm | Rm. 25

What makes a game terrible? Are our standards too high? This panel discusses some of the worst games ever made and why they suck. Get ready - it's going to get heated!


CREEPYPASTA | 3:30pm - 4:20pm | Rm. 24

Step into a world of the unnatural, unexplained and unimaginable: CreepyPasta! The closest you can get to campfire ghost stories without burning yourself! Don't want to sleep tonight? We can help! Dive into your all time favorites, and some you might of never heard before!


4 VS. 4 NERDY FAMILY DOUBLE DARE | 4:00pm - 5:00pm | West Exhibit Hall

Family Double Dare's full obstacle course presents eight challenges with a nerdy twist! It is like no other event you've seen since the days of this live Nickelodeon show! The winning team could score a Royal Caribbean cruise for four! Hosted by Marc Summers.


VIDEO GAME PIANIST MARTIN LEUNG | 4:00pm - 4:50pm - Ballroom B-C

Martin gives his first video game music recital ever in Florida! A video of him blindfolded playing a Super Mario Medley with the Super Mario Bros. Overworld Theme was viewed by over 40 million people. Following the performance, Martin will take requests.


DOCTOR WHO: DISCUSSING THE NEW DOCTOR | 4:00pm - 4:50pm | Rm. 1-2

11's hour is over now, and the clock is striking 12's. Now that the 11th Doctor has taken his final bow, it's time to welcome number 12! Join us for a discussion on the many new possibilities that await us.


Q&A WITH DANIEL CUDMORE | 4:00pm - 4:50pm | Rm. 10-12

Portraying Colossus, one of X-Men's most popular characters, Daniel will share stories from the set of X-Men: Day's Of Future Past and his other films.


WHY AREN'T YOU SCARED?* | 4:00pm - 4:50pm | Rm. 25

While most game genres are evolving and becoming more innovative, one seems to be getting left behind: horror. Explore and discuss what's made the genre so stale.


Media Guest Schedules


Celebrity autographs are in the Star Signing area of the main exhibit hall.

Celebrity photo-ops will be on the 1st floor. Photo-op ticketing will be in Rooms 18-19. The photo-ops themselves will be taken in Ballroom A.

Photo pick-up will be in Ballroom D.


Friday, August 1st


Daniel Cudmore

  • 12:00pm 1:20pm Autographs (Star Signing in exhibit hall)

  • 1:30pm 2:20pm - Panel (Ballroom B-C)

  • 4:00pm 4:45pm Photo Ops (Room 18-19, Ballroom A)

  • 4:50pm 6:00pm Autographs (Star Signing in exhibit hall)


Brighton Sharbino/Kyla Kennedy

  • 12:00pm 1:40pm Autographs (Star Signing in exhibit hall)

  • 2:50pm 3:50pm Photo Ops (Room 18-19, Ballroom A)

  • 4:00pm 4:50pm Panel (Room 10-12)

  • 5:00pm 6:00pm Photo Ops (Room 18-19, Ballroom A)


John Rhys-Davies

  • 12:00pm 1:20pm Autographs (Star Signing in exhibit hall)

  • 1:30pm 2:50pm Photo Ops (Room 18-19, Ballroom A)

  • 3:00pm 3:50pm Panel (Ballroom B-C)

  • 5:00pm 6:00pm Autographs (Star Signing in exhibit hall)


Pedro Pascal

  • 12:00pm 1:20pm Photo Ops (Room 18-19, Ballroom A)

  • 1:30pm 2:50pm Autographs (Star Signing in exhibit hall)

  • 4:00pm 4:50pm Autographs (Star Signing in exhibit hall)

  • 5:00pm 5:50pm Panel (Ballroom B-C)


Steve Cradenas, Nakia Burrisse and Jason Faunt

  • Signing and photos all day at Rangerstop booth #643


Heather1337 and Jenifer Ann

  • Signing and photos all day at booth #514


Gerard Christopher and Scott L. Schwartz

  • Signing and photos all day at booth #743


Saturday, August 2nd


Caity Lotz

  • 10:00am 10:50am Autographs (Star Signing in exhibit hall)

  • 11:00am 11:30am Panel (Ballroom B-C)

  • 11:50am 1:10pm Autographs (Star Signing in exhibit hall)

  • 1:45pm 2:45pm Photo Ops (Room 18-19, Ballroom A)

  • 4:10pm 5:30pm Autographs (Star Signing in exhibit hall)


Evan Peters

  • 10:20am 11:20am Autographs (Star Signing in exhibit hall)

  • 11:30am 12:30pm Photo Ops (Room 18-19, Ballroom A)

  • 12:50pm 1:40pm Autographs (Star Signing in exhibit hall)

  • 2:00pm 2:30pm Panel (Ballroom B-C)

  • 4:00pm 5:30pm Autographs (Star Signing in exhibit hall)


Richard Madden

  • 10:00am - 12:20pm Autographs (Star Signing in exhibit hall)

  • 12:30pm - 1:50pm Photo Ops (Room 18-19, Ballroom A)

  • 3:00pm 3:50pm Panel (Ballroom B-C)

  • 4:00pm 5:45pm Autographs (Star Signing in exhibit hall)

  • 5:50pm - 7:00pm Photo Ops (Room 18-19, Ballroom A)


Daniel Cudmore

  • 10:00am - 1:00pm Autographs (Star Signing in exhibit hall)

  • 2:10pm 3:20pm Autographs (Star Signing in exhibit hall)

  • 3:30pm 4:20pm Panel (Room 10-12)

  • 4:45pm 5:30pm Photo Ops (Room 18-19, Ballroom A)


Brighton Sharbino/Kyla Kennedy

  • 10:00am 11:40am Autographs (Star Signing in exhibit hall)

  • 11:50am 12:50pm Photo Ops (Room 18-19, Ballroom A)

  • 1:00pm 1:50pm Panel (Room 10-12)

  • 3:00pm 4:00pm Photo Ops (Room 18-19, Ballroom A)

  • 4:10pm 6:00pm Autographs (Star Signing in exhibit hall)

John Rhys-Davies

  • 10:30am 11:20am Photo Ops (Room 18-19, Ballroom A)

  • 11:30am 12:20pm Autographs (Star Signing in exhibit hall)

  • 12:45pm 1:20pm Panel (Ballroom B-C)

  • 2:30pm 3:30pm Photo Ops (Room 18-19, Ballroom A)

  • 4:00pm 6:00pm Autographs (Star Signing in exhibit hall)


Pedro Pascal

  • 10:00am 12:00pm Autographs (Star Signing in exhibit hall)

  • 1:10pm 2:50pm Autographs (Star Signing in exhibit hall)

  • 3:00pm 3:50pm Panel (Ballroom B-C)

  • 4:00pm 5:50pm Photo Ops (Room 18-19, Ballroom A)


Steve Cradenas, Nakia Burrisse and Jason Faunt

  • Signing and photos all day at Rangerstop booth #643

  • 4:30pm 5:20pm Panel (Room 7-9)


Heather1337 and Jenifer Ann

  • Signing and photos all day at booth #514


Gerard Christopher and Scott L. Schwartz

  • Signing and photos all day at booth #743


Sunday, August 3rd


Marc Summers

  • 11:30am 12:20pm Autographs (Star Signing in exhibit hall)

  • 12:30pm 1:30pm Nerdy Family Double Dare (exhibit hall)

  • 2:00pm 2:50pm Panel (Room 10-12)

  • 3:00pm 3:50pm Photo Ops (Room 18-19, Ballroom A)

  • 4:00pm 5:00pm Nerdy Family Double Dare (exhibit hall)


Evan Peters

  • 10:00am 11:30am Autographs (Star Signing in exhibit hall)

  • 11:50am 12:50pm Photo Ops (Room 18-19, Ballroom A)

  • 1:00pm 1:30pm Panel (Ballroom B-C)

  • 2:50pm 4:50pm Autographs (Star Signing in exhibit hall)


Daniel Cudmore

  • 10:00am 11:50pm Autographs (Star Signing in exhibit hall)

  • 1:00pm 1:45pm Photo Ops (Room 18-19, Ballroom A)

  • 2:00pm 3:50pm Autographs (Star Signing in exhibit hall)

  • 4:00pm 4:50pm Panel (Room 10-12)


Brighton Sharbino/Kyla Kennedy

  • 10:00am 11:20am Autographs (Star Signing in exhibit hall)

  • 11:30am 12:20pm Photo Ops (Room 18-19, Ballroom A)

  • 12:30pm 1:20pm Panel (Room 10-12)

  • 2:30pm 3:30pm Photo Ops (Room 18-19, Ballroom A)

  • 3:40pm 5:00pm Autographs (Star Signing in exhibit hall)


John Rhys-Davies

  • 10:00am 10:50am Autographs (Star Signing in exhibit hall)

  • 11:00am 11:50am Photo Ops (Room 18-19, Ballroom A)

  • 1:00pm 1:50pm Photo Ops (Room 18-19, Ballroom A)

  • 2:00pm 2:50pm Panel (Ballroom B-C)

  • 3:00pm 5:00pm Autographs (Star Signing in exhibit hall)


Pedro Pascal

  • 10:00am 10:50am Photo Ops (Room 18-19, Ballroom A)

  • 11:00am 11:50am Panel (Ballroom B-C)

  • 12:00pm 12:50pm Autographs (Star Signing in exhibit hall)

  • 2:00pm 2:50pm Photo Ops (Room 18-19, Ballroom A)

  • 3:00pm 5:00pm Autographs (Star Signing in exhibit hall)


Steve Cradenas, Nakia Burrisse and Jason Faunt

  • Signing and photos all day at Rangerstop booth #643

  • 3:00pm 3:50pm Panel (Room 7-9)


Heather1337 and Jenifer Ann

  • Signing and photos all day at booth #514


Gerard Christopher and Scott L. Schwartz

  • Signing and photos all day at booth #743