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You Won’t Want to Miss the Wizard World Comic Con in Des Moines this Weekend

If you’re a fan of movies, television, music, comics, and pop culture in general – you absolutely will not want to miss the Wizard World Comic Con that is happening in Des Moines, Iowa this weekend! It’s the perfect time to geek out whether you feel like dressing up for the cosplay contest, purchase art/other goodies, or meet one of your favorite celebrities. Plus, some of the staff of PopHorror will be attending and providing awesome live coverage!

Where is the Wizard Comic Con?

Iowa Events Center
730 3rd Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309

When is the Wizard Comic Con?

  • Friday, May 19, 2017 – 4:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Saturday, May 20, 2017 – 10:00am – 7:00pm
  • Sunday, May 21, 2017 – 10:00am – 4:00pm

Who are the Guests attending Wizard Comic Con?

Stan Lee (Friday – Saturday)

This is subject to change, but as of right now the line-up is HUGE. Just today, they added the Marvel comic legend himself, Stan Lee!

Robert Englund (Saturday – Sunday)

Yes, 1, 2, 3… Freddy is coming for you! That’s right – the one and only Robert Englund will be attending Wizard World Comic Con and we couldn’t be more excited about it!

John Cusack (Saturday)

Seriously, who doesn’t love John Cusack? He’s been in pretty much everything and can do it all. It will be a privilege to meet this talented man!

Kane Hodder (Friday – Sunday)

Are you ready to be put in a choke hold by the legendary Kane Hodder? Make sure to have someone takes pictures if you do! Plus, wait… Freddy and Jason are going to be at the same con? We may just have the sequel to Freddy vs Jason happen in good ole’ Iowa.

Holly Marie Combs (Saturday-Sunday) & Brian Krause (Friday – Sunday)

Two of our Charmed favorites will be attending Wizard World Comic Con in Des Moines and will be awesome to see them reunited…. now only if we can persuade the rest of the cast to attend!

Emma Caulfield (Saturday – Sunday) & James Marsters (Friday – Sunday)

Apparently, there are two reunions going on because two members of the cast of Buffy the Vampire Slayer we’ll be there as well! We’re ecstatic about seeing these two at the con!

**Some other celebrity guests include: 

  • Jon Heder (Napolean Dynamite)
  • Marina Sirtis (Star Trek)
  • WWE Superstar Seth Rollins
  • WWE Superstar Alexa Bliss
  • Dean Cain (Smallville)
  • Charles Martinet (Super Mario)
  • Cas Anvar (Assassin’s Creed)
  • Barry Bostwick (Rocky Horror Picture Show)
  • Mickey Dolenz (The Monkees)

Please check out for the full line-up of all the guests, show, and events, plus that is also where you can also purchase your tickets. We will be attending this weekend and we hope to see you there! Who are you excited about most?




About Tori Danielle

Tori has had a passion for Horror and music ever since she was a little girl. She got bit by the writing bug in high school where she was involved in both the school newspaper and the yearbook. While getting her Bachelors degree, she took Journalism and Creative Writing classes where her passion grew even stronger. Now, in between work and family, she spends all of her spare time indulging in music, Horror movies, and nerdy fandoms, all while running/assisting one of the biggest Horror groups on Facebook and writing for various websites.

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