Expo Preview (Civic Center) 12 p.m.-8 p.m.

 3:00 p.m. PERFORMANCE BY CATHALINA LIBEL Cosplay Circus Entertainer who is a 16th generation circus artist.

 Panel discussions (City Hall):

 5:00 p.m. – 6 p.m. BE THE HERO: Want to be a real-life superhero? Marc “Omegaman” Wilkes talks about building his brand and how he is saving lives across the country by spreading a message about anti-bullying. Hosted by: Omegaman

 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. SO YOU WANT TO WRITE FOR COMICS: Full-Sail University Professor Roland Mann, who is best known for his work on Cat & Mouse Comics, will share what it takes to pen the perfect narrative and how to break into the industry. Bring a notebook with blank pages so you’ll leave with resources of good tips. Hosted by: Roland Mann

Gaming Suite

7 p.m. FNM

$5.00 entry. Prize support varies depending on #of players

City Con Cinema (Depot Lawn)

7:00 p.m. Special Screening of G.I. Joe: the Rise of Cobra with special introduction by Larry Hama



Expo (Exhibit Hall A & Exhibit Hall B) 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Technology Suite (Historic Depot): Get creative with a custom-made craft, test your arcade skills, battle it out on flight simulators and get your nerd on with interactive fun. Sponsored by the Auburndale Library, Winter Haven Library and The Arcade 80’s.

 10:30 a.m. & 1:15 p.m. SPOOKY PERFORMANCE AT THE HISTORIC BAYNARD HOUSE Come watch the Harrison Center for the Visual & Performing Arts put on a spooktacular performance.

 Panel discussions (City  Hall):

 10 a.m.-11:00 a.m. DECONSTRUCTING COSPLAY: Professional Cosplayers discuss and demonstrate making their costumes and props. This session will include the best in fabrication techniques and where to buy materials to get an authentic look. Panelists: Cosplay Clubs

 11:15 a.m. -12:15 p.m.  SCREAM FOR THE SCREEN: THE MAKING OF TV HORROR: Celebrity guests Mary McDonald Lewis and Jeremy Palko talk about their experience working on some of the best network horror drama series. Lewis has starred in NBC’s “Grimm” and Palko has starred in “The Walking Dead,” “Vampire Diaries” and “Sleepy Hollow.”  Dr. Paul Bearer II will also talk about hosting spooky films and being the face of horror on the CW Network. Moderated by: Jason Geary

1:45-2:45 p.m.  G.I. JOE: THE REAL AMERICAN HERO:  The origins of G.I. Joe began in 1964 as a military toy.  Since then, the comic books, cartoons and movies followed the widely popular action figure.  Our celebrity guests will talk about the trinity shaping the franchise into what it is today. Panelists: Larry Hama, writer of the G.I. Joe series and consultant on the G.I. Joe films; Mary McDonald, voice actor of Lady Jaye in the G.I. Joe cartoon.  Moderated by: David Simpson

 3:00-4:00 p.m. POWER, GRACE WISDOM:  THE ICONIC WONDER WOMAN The much anticipated Wonder Woman film will debut this summer and our panelists talk how epic the first female superhero on the silver screen will be. Comic book writer Larry Hama, wrote for Wonder Woman. Panelists: Larry Hama, Florida Polytechnic Student Body President Veronica Perez , Florida Southern Assistant Professor Dr. Mary Beth Bradford and Florida Southern Professor Lisa Carter. Moderated by: Meredith Pope

4:00 p.m. Magic the Gathering Box Tournament

$15 entry single elimination

Draft tournaments firing for Magic all day long to celebrate the release of the new Magic set Aether Revolt.

 Costume Parade and Cosplay Contest

4:30 p-5:30 p.m. Participants will walk the red-brick path of the perimeter of the park. The parade starts from the depot, towards Beef O Brady’s and then end up at the stage.

City Con Cinema (Depot Lawn)

7:00 p.m. Special Screening of  Suicide Squad

Official City Con After Party (Jesse’s On Fire, East Park Street)

8 p.m.-until, food and drink specials, live entertainment, fun, giveaways and more.


Autograph Signing (Exhibit Hal A & Exhibit Hall B)

Exhibit Hall/Vendors (Senior Center) 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Bloodmobile (West Park Street and Park) 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Ike’s Eats & Treats Video Arcade (103 Main St.) 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Flight simulation devices sponsored by Polk Academies. (Exhibit Hall A) 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Interactive Games (West Park Street) 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Street Entertainment (West Park Street) 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.