programming schedule
*Schedule subject to change
Autograph Schedule
*Schedule subject to change

*Times are subject to change

Friday, October 12th

4:00pm      Show Opens

5:00pm      WWE: Seth Rollins & Alexa Bliss (Main Stage) 

The Kingslayer, Seth Rollins takes the stage with four-time Women's Champion, Alexa Bliss for this explosive panel hosted by WWE Diva, Lilian Garcia.

5:30pm      Live Sneaker Art Demo with Astrotorf Customs (2nd Stage)  

Brad Torf is a custom sneaker artist based in Chicago. Join Brad for this live demo as he custom creates a superhero inspired pair of sneakers!

6:00pm     WWE: The Bella Twins (Main Stage) 

Brie and Nikki Bella bring their signature “Twin Magic” to the stage and talk with WWE Diva Lilian Garcia about their career in the WWE and working on reality shows like Total Bellas and Total Divas.

6:45pm     Kickstarting Your Creator-Owned Comics & Games (2nd Stage) 

In the last few years the crowdfunding revolution has seemingly made it easier than ever to directly fund the creation of creator-owned comics… but what goes into the running a successful campaign? Join Dirk Manning (who has crowdfunded over $125K with NIGHTMARE WORLD and TALES OF MR. RHEE among others), as well as creator Ash Maczko (SQUARRIORS) as they bring their combined Kickstarter expertise to you to explain the dos and don’ts of successfully crowdfunding your creator-owned comics, games, and more!

7:00pm      Brian Posehn Comedy Hour (Main Stage) 

Comedian/actor/writer Brian Posehn hits the stage for a hilarious live comedy set.

8:00pm      Chuck Load of Comics LIVE! (2nd Stage) 

Join us for a live broadcast of the weekly YouTube show, Chuck Load of Comics. Discussing all the week’s events and everything happening in the world of fandom. Join hosts Chuck and Shauna as they break down the week’s top nerd news from movie trailers to comic books and everything in between. With special ACE Comic Con guests.

Saturday, October 13th

10:00am     Show Opens

10:30am     Meet the R2 Builders (2nd Stage)

Get an introduction to the galaxy's most famous droid, R2-D2! See how R2 has infiltrated film and pop culture beyond Star Wars, and get an inside look on how droids are constructed from the R2 Builders Club!

11:00am     The Evolution of Thanos with Jim Starlin & Ron Lim (Main Stage) 

Join comics legend and Thanos creator, Jim Starlin as he discusses the evolution of the character with Ron Lim, artist of Marvel’s Infinity War comic book series! This action-packed panel will be hosted by Angélique Roché.

11:45am     Stormtrooper Armor Workshop with the 501st Legion (2nd Stage) 

Local members of The 501st Legion will walk you through the process of building an approvable set of Imperial Stormtrooper armor! We'll show you the basics of measuring, cutting and gluing. Then, we'll pick up in progress with a halfway-completed kit, and talk through the steps as we finish it on stage. This fun, entertaining presentation will make audience members feel engaged by involving them in some of the easier tasks. Designed for beginners and intermediate builders alike.

12:15pm     Zazie Beetz: The Domino Effect (Main Stage)

Actress Zazie Beetz talks about her scene stealing role as "Domino" in Deadpool 2 with comedian, and Deadpool comic book writer, Brian Posehn! 

1:00pm       You CAN Draw in 30 Minutes! with Mark Kistler (2nd Stage) 

Join Emmy award winner Mark Kistler for an inspiring FUNTASTIC interactive family ART ATTACK! You REALLY CAN Learn To Draw In 30-Minutes! You parents may remember drawing with "Commander Mark" on "The Secret City" and "The Imagination Station" PBS children's series back in the 80's and 90's?! This How-to-draw Workshop With Mark Kistler is an AWESOMELY FUN FAMILY EVENT!

2:30pm       Chris Evans, Karen Gillan, & Lee Pace: Avengers & Guardians (Main Stage) 

Marvel Cinematic Universe superstars Chis Evans (Steve Rogers/Captain America), Karen Gillan (Nebula), and Lee Pace (Ronan) all on one stage! Hosted by Angélique Roché.

3:30pm       Commercial Prop, Model, & Set Fabrication with Acme Design Inc. (2nd Stage)

Join the crew of Acme Design Inc. as they discuss the process of designing and creating amazing props, models, costumes, and display pieces for television, conventions, and museums. 

3:45pm       Matt Smith: This One Goes to 11! (Main Stage)

Matt Smith discusses his iconic role as the Eleventh Doctor on the hit BBC science-fiction adventure series, Doctor Who, and what new projects are in his future. Hosted by die-hard Whovian, Angélique Roché.

4:30pm       Phil Ortiz: Animation Spotlight (2nd Stage)

Legendary animator Phil Ortiz takes the spotlight to discuss his career on such iconic shows as The Simpsons, The Flintstones, The Smurfs, and Alvin And The Chipmunks.

5:00pm       ACE Universe Cosplay Contest (Main Stage)

Sunday, October 14th

10:00am      Show Opens

10:30am      Disney Art Demo with Clinton T. Hobart & Brianna Garcia (2nd Stage)

See a live art demo from two magical Disney artist! Clinton T. Hobart is a Licensed Disney Fine Artist and Brianna Garcia is an artist for the “Disney Princess” comics.

12:00pm      Kids Costume Cavalcade (2nd Stage)

Little Avengers Assemble! It’s the Kids Costume Cavalcade! This is your child’s time to shine! Kids will show off their costumes on stage and receive prizes! Organized by the fine folks at Sonicboombox and friends!

1:00pm        Tom Ellis: The Devil is in the Details (Main Stage)

Tom Ellis (Lucifer Morningstar) talks about his role on the hit Fox drama series, Lucifer, based on the Neil Gaiman character from DC/Vertigo Comics.

1:45pm        How Comics Took Over Hollywood (2nd Stage) 

Ken F. Levin, Executive Producer of AMC’s huge hit PREACHER and of the 2019 series all the buzz is about, Amazon Prime’s THE BOYS, talks about getting those (plus HELLBOY,WANTED and others!) from their comic pages to the screen.

3:00pm        Tom Hiddleston & Elizabeth Olsen: The Trickster & The Witch (Main Stage)

Join two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s biggest stars, Tom Hiddleston (Loki), and Elizabeth Olsen (Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch) for this rare one on one interview panel. 

3:45pm        The Horrorfied Podcast Presents: Are You Afraid of the Dark? Huh?! Are Ya?! (2nd Stage)

Join horror hosties Sarah, Justin, Ian, and Producer Xack from the 2016 Podcast Awards nominated (they lost to La La Land) Horrorfied Podcast as they take a comedic look at the classic "Are You Afraid of the Dark" episode "The Tale of the Ghastly Grinner." This very special live taping of Horrorfied was tailor made for ACE Comic Con and takes a comedic look at the fan favorite episode while diving into some of the real life folklore that may have lent itself to its' creation. And be sure to stick around for a chance to win some exciting prizes in a spooky horror trivia contest!!

4:15pm        Infinity "Feud" Trivia Gameshow, presented by Chuck Load of Comics (Main Stage)

Do you know everything there is to know about comics, movies and all things in the world of fandom? Be a part of the action and join us on the show floor stage as 12 players compete for prizes in 4 rounds of trivia. Contestants will be chosen from the LIVE audience or by visiting the Chuck Load of Comics Booth, located on the ACE Comic Con Show Floor.