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Tampa Bay Comic Con Brings Screen Stars August 5-7
Next weekend is Tampa Bay Comic Con and as these "cons" go, there will be film and television stars. There will be panels and Q&A's, fan films, and all things geek galore. Here are some of the film related highlights broken down by day.
- Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who) Q&A / 3:00-4:30pm
- Tampa Bay Comic Con Film Festival / 6:30pm-12:00am
- Ian Fischer / Talks about superheroes with clip from Rude Dude and Superhero Nation / 7:30-8:30pm
- Ivana Baquero (The Shannara Chronicles, Pan's Labyrinth) and Terry Brooks (The Shannara Chronicles) Q&A / 9am-9:40am
- Star Wars Q&A with Ian McDiarmid and Ray Park / 10-10:40am
- Jenna Coleman Q&A / 11-11:40am
- Visum Studios / Discussion on how to make and distribute a movie / 11:30am-12:30pm
- Daredevil Q&A with Charlie Cox and Elodie Yung / 12-12:40pm
- Game of Thrones Q&A with Jack Gleeson (Joffrey Baratheon) / 2:30-3:10pm
- Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings, Rudy) Q&A / 3:30-4:10pm
- "Shooting Clerks: The Kevin Smith Story" Film Panel with Ming Chen, Michael Zapcic, Brian O'Halloran, and Stefan Laurantz
- Tampa Bay Comic Con Film Festival / 5:30pm-12:00am including Super'Mance screening with Q&A with writer/director Ryan James Noir
In no way is this an exhaustive list and for comic book pros, which I am not, check out the full con schedule on their website. www.tampabaycomiccon.com
- Indie Filmmaking for Geek and Horror Crowds / Wicked Window Productions talks about filmmaking for the con community
- Ian McDiarmid (Star Wars) Q&A / 10:30-11:10am
- Daredevil Q&A with Charlie Cox and Elodie Yung / 12:30-1:10pm
- Ivana Baquero and Terry Brooks Q&A / 1:30-2:10pm
- Game of Thrones Q&A with Jack Gleeson / 3-3:40pm
- Tampa Bay Comic Con Film Festival Award Ceremony / 4:30-5pm
Also, there are the standard photo op and autograph sessions with the following stars: Norman Reedus (Walking Dead), Ian McDiarmid, Ray Park, Charlie Cox, Elodie Yung, Jack Gleeson, Jenna Coleman, Sean Astin, Ivana Basquero, and voice actors Maurice LaMarche and Sean Schemmel.
Tampa Bay Comic Con runs August 5-7 at the Tampa Convention Center located at 333 S. Franklin Street.