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Friday, March 25
 

12:00pm

Finding Your Inner Superhero: How Pop Culture Media Brings Justice and Healing
Can caped crusaders inspire you to find your inner courage? The Pop Culture Hero Coalition presents a powerful discussion about real-life heroism with a spotlight on Paul Dini and his powerful, soon to be released autobiographical graphic novel Dark Night: A True Batman Story (Vertigo, June 2016). Dini (Batman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond) will be joined by experts in psychology, education, and human rights activism. The panel will explore topics such as bullying, online harassment, hate crimes, and other interpersonal adversities. For the first time, Amnesty International USA will attend a pop culture convention, with Ann Burroughs (Amnesty chairman of the board, former apartheid prisoner of conscience) joining United Nations Association president Bettina Hausmann, Global Ted Fellow Suleiman Bahkit (founder, Aranim Comics, Hero Factor), Dr. Andrea Letamendi (host, The Arkham Sessions, Under the Mask), and coalition founder Chase Masterson (Star Trek, The Flash). Join this riveting discussion on how fictional characters in comics, film, and TV can teach us to overcome bullying and become heroes in our everyday lives!

Friday March 25, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 502B

12:00pm

Getting to the Point
Science fiction and fantasy authors Carrie Vaughn (The Kitty Norville series), Peter Clines (The Fold and the Ex-Heroes series), Arwen Dayton (The Seeker series), Sam Sykes (Aeon's Gate Trilogy and Bring Down Heaven's Gate series), and Brian Staveley (Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne series) discuss the pointy strategic bits of weapons and battle tactics as their characters battle for causes from the mundane to the sublime. Moderated by Maryelizabeth Yturralde of Mysterious Galaxy.

Friday March 25, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 151

12:00pm

Spotlight on Humberto Ramos
Hear the latest on working on Extraordinary X-Men, drawing covers for Nova, and other projects in the works with WonderCon special guest and Marvel artist Humberto Ramos. Joined by Edgar Delgado (colorist, Extraordinary X-Men, Darth Vader), and moderated by Stephen Wacker (Marvel Animation). Q&A session to follow.

Friday March 25, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 515A

12:00pm

The Legacy and Future of Battlestar Galactica
Richard Hatch (Captain Apollo, Tom Zarek, Kharn, Axanar) hosts a panel and fan discussion on the legacy and creative direction any forthcomingBattlestar Galactica movie or series should take. Panelists include producer Alec Peters (Propworx, Axanar), Dr. Kevin Grazier (science consultant, Battlestar, Eureka, and Falling Skies), and Rob Burnett (Free Enterprise). The panel also includes surprise guests,Battlestar Galactica videos, comic reels, and a Q&A.

Friday March 25, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 408AB

12:00pm

Cartoon Network: Clarence and Uncle Grandpa
UPDATED: Fri, Mar 11, 04:29PM
Fans will have a good mornin’ and a great afternoon as some of the best from Cartoon Network visits the Convention Center. Show teams and talent from Clarence and Uncle Grandpa will be on hand for a special panel to share what goes on behind the scenes, and what’s ahead for 2016. There will also be a special screening of never-before-seen episodes, a live table read and more surprises. From Clarence, Spencer Rothbell (Head of Story, voice of Clarence), Stephen Neary (supervising producer), Katie Crown (voice of Mary Wendell and Ms. Baker), Eric Edelstein (voice of Chad), and Roger Craig Smith (voice of Belson and Percy) will be on hand with Uncle Grandpa’s Pete Browngardt (creator and voice of Uncle Grandpa) and Kevin Michael Richardson (voice of Mr. Gus). Moderated by Eric Bauza (Uncle Grandpa’s Belly Bag), fans will also be treated to a sneak-peek from our new Powerpuff Girls series.

Friday March 25, 2016 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Room 403AB

12:30pm

CAC #1: Hitler's Brain in an Ape's Body: Nazis in Comics
What is a superhero without a supervillain? And what is more supervillain than a Nazi? For decades, Nazis have filled the role of the symbolic counterpoint to comic books' greatest heroes. They're the gift that keeps on giving because they stand for evil in iconic and mythic ways. Because the world of comics allows for exaggeration, they can be used in all sorts of interesting ways, such as putting Hitler's brain in an ape's body. Peter Coogan (Washington University at St. Louis) leads a discussion on the relationship between Nazis and superheroes, and why Nazis were the perfect supervillains for Golden Age superheroes.

Friday March 25, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 411

12:30pm

The Composers: Today's Greatest Superheroes of Music
This panel of composer superheroes discuss creating the music that helps bring Marvel, Lucasfilm, and Disney movies and TV series to life. Scheduled to appear on the panel are Brian Tyler (Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron, Marvel's Iron Man 3), Tyler Bates (Marvel'sGuardians of the Galaxy ), John Debney (Marvel's Iron Man 2, The Jungle Book), and Kevin Kiner (Star Wars Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels).

Friday March 25, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 515B

12:30pm

The World of Lantern City
UPDATED: Fri, Mar 18, 04:20PM
Properties like The Walking Dead and the gold standard of world building, Star Wars, have captivated fans with compelling stories and experiences using film, television, comics, apps, games, and more in unison to broaden the fan experience. The creators of Lantern City (Trevor Crafts, Matthew Daley, and Bruce Boxleitner) along with co-writer Mairghread Scott and actor Raphael Sbarge discuss the importance of integrating this transmedia approach in their Steampunk-inspired world building and what new directions this can take future fandom for Lantern City and others. Moderated by Filip Sablik (BOOM! Studios president of publishing and marketing).

Friday March 25, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 502A

12:30pm

Using Your Background: Latinos in Comics
One of the great appeals of comics has always been the ability of readers to see themselves reflected in the stories they read. Even if a character has supernatural abilities, or lives an extraordinary life, the reader is drawn to a comic because of its ability to resonate with them. This can be especially important for those who are underrepresented in mainstream media. What does this mean for Latino comics creators? Moderator Vince Hernandez (Aspen) discusses how background can affect one's work with WonderCon special guests Gilbert Hernandez (Love and Rockets), Jaime Hernandez (Love and Rockets), Joe Quinones (Howard the Duck), and Paolo Rivera (Daredevil).

Friday March 25, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 152

12:45pm

Stitchers
UPDATED: Thu, Mar 17, 12:46PM
Highly intelligent and persistent, Kirsten Clark has an aptitude for technology but never expected that she'd be hacking into the minds of the recently deceased in Freeform's hit drama series Stitchers. Recruited into a covert government agency to be "stitched" into the memories of the dead, Kirsten is the perfect candidate to investigate murders and decipher mysteries that otherwise would have gone to the grave. Working alongside Kirsten is Cameron, a brilliant neuroscientist whose passion for the program is evident in his work, and Linus, an earnest engineer and communications technician. Maggie, a skilled veteran of covert operations who closely guards the deeper purpose of the Stitchers program, heads the secret agency. Kirsten's roommate, Camille, a gifted computer science grad student, is also recruited to use her skills to assist Kirsten in her new role as a stitcher, as well as LAPD Detective Fisher, who provides backup and support for the team. Executive producerJeff Schechter and series cast members Emma Ishta, Kyle Harris, Ritesh Rajan, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Allison Scagliotti and Damon Dayoub will partake in the Q&A panel.

Friday March 25, 2016 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Microsoft Theater

1:00pm

Geek & Sundry's Drama Club Heroes Performs James Cameron's Amazing Spider-Man
The hosts of Geek & Sundry Live are bringing the hilarious show Drama Club Heroes to WonderCon! Join this panel for a fun live reading of the planned but never executed script of James Cameron's Amazing Spider-Man and a chance to win some G&S swag!

Friday March 25, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 151

1:00pm

Houdini & Doyle: World Premiere Screening of Episode One and Q&A with Cast Members and Executive Producers
A mystery adventure drama, Houdini & Doyle, follows two great men of the 20th century: Harry Houdini, master magician, escape artist and paranormal debunker and Arthur Conan Doyle, prolific writer, creator of Sherlock Holmes and paranormal aficionado. The two grudgingly join forces with New Scotland Yard to investigate unsolved and inexplicable crimes with a supernatural slant.

Friday March 25, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 408AB

1:00pm

Spotlight on Charles Soule
Hyperprolific comics writer (and WonderCon special guest) Charles Soule (over 200 published issues since 2012, including Daredevil, Poe Dameron, Death of Wolverine, Letter 44,Swamp Thing, and many more) stares into the bright light of justice for a full hour. Moderated by Shawn DePasquale, longtime friend and reader of early drafts who knows where all the bodies are buried. Bring the questions you're too scared to ask anywhere else; nothing is off-limits. Free candy and legal advice for all! (There will be no candy, and legal advice will be billed at Soule's standard hourly rate.)

Friday March 25, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 515A

1:00pm

TeeFury: Pop Fandom as Artistic Inspiration
Tom Hodges (comic artist and illustrator),"Artist Abe" Lopez (artist and illustrator), Joey "Joebot" Spiotto (Alien Next Door, Storytime Gallery 1988), Danny Haas (designer and illustrator), John "Captain Ribman" Sprengelmeyer (award-winning illustrator, syndicated cartoonist), Pauline Acalin (pixel artist, 72 Pins), and Jason "JangoSnow" Wong (graphic designer and illustrator) discuss tapping into your favorite fandoms for inspiration, how pop culture has influenced the course of their work, and the rise of pop-parody apparel culture. Moderated by Tom Kurzanski (art director for TeeFury).

Friday March 25, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 502B

1:30pm

DC Entertainment: All Access
Go behind the scenes of DC Entertainment for an in-depth look at some of the most exciting stories and exhibits across DC Comics, Vertigo and MAD! New and veteran fans alike are welcome for a tutorial on the essential stories, videos, and products that make up the immersive DC Universe. Panelists include Shelly Bond, Ming Doyle, Jay Fabok, JT Krul, Annie Wu, and Nathan Sawaya.

Friday March 25, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 403AB

1:30pm

Marvel Portfolio Review
NEW: Thu, Mar 24, 03:43PM

Friday March 25, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 150

1:30pm

Sergio & Mark Show
Spend an hour, or about as much time as it takes Sergio to draw an issue of Groo the Wanderer, with the folks who bring you that comic book: the award-winning team of Sergio Aragonés and Mark Evanier. They'll tell you all about Groo and other weird things they've done or are planning to do. Plus you'll also get to meet the hardest-working man in comics, Tom Luth, who has to color it all.

Friday March 25, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 502A

1:30pm

Spotlight on Stephen Blackmoore
Novelist and WonderCon special guest Stephen Blackmoore will be talking about his books, writing, and publishing, plus an open Q&A.

Friday March 25, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 515B

1:30pm

Valiant 101: New Fans Start Here
You've heard the buzz. You've seen the reviews. Now find out where to start with Valiant Comics! From X-O Manowar to Ninjak to The Death-Defying Dr. Mirage and Archer & Armstrong, jump on board here with a concise and fun-filled introduction to Valiant's biggest, most memorable characters, and find out for yourself why Buzzfeed calls Valiant "a universe full of your new favorite superheroes!"

Friday March 25, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 152

1:30pm

CAC #2: Captain America vs. Iron Man: Freedom, Security, Psychology in Marvel's Civil War and Beyond
Marvel Comics' Civil War and the film Captain America: Civil War explore superheroes' place in a post-9/11 world where some argue that civil rights conflict with public safety. Captain America leads superheroes fighting for liberty, while Iron Man leads others concerned about national and international security-but why? Travis Langley (Captain America vs. Iron Man: Freedom, Security, Psychology), Jenna Busch (Legion of Leia), Alan Kistler (The Unofficial Spider-Man Trivia Challenge), Patrick O'Connor (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology), Kathleen McClancy (Texas State University), Lara Taylor Kester (Geek Therapy), Janey Tracey (Outer Places), and Billy San Juan (The Walking Dead Psychology: Psych of the Living Dead) discuss how character motivations on both sides of the Civil War arise from positive human qualities. Are any of them truly in the right?

Friday March 25, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 411

2:00pm

Damien
Join the Damien cast and executive producer Glen Mazarra ( The Walking Dead, The Shield) on Good Friday for a special preview of the newest episode before it airs Monday on A&E; followed by a Q&A. See what lies in store for the mysterious child from The Omen now that he realizes the evil occurrences around him are not coincidental. Now 30-year old Damien Thorn and those closest to him must come to terms with his true destiny; that he is the Anitichrist. Starring Bradley James (Merlin), Barbara Hershey, Megalyn Echikunwoke (The Following, House of Lies), Omid Abtahi (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, Those Who Kill), andScott Wilson (The Walking Dead).

Friday March 25, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 408AB

2:00pm

Shadowhunters
UPDATED: Thu, Mar 17, 12:44PM
Based on the bestselling young adult fantasy book series The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare, Freeform's hit new original series Shadowhunters follows Clary Fray, who finds out on her birthday that she is not who she thinks she is but rather comes from a long line of Shadowhunters: human-angel hybrids who hunt down demons. Now thrown into the world of demon hunting after her mother is kidnapped, Clary must rely on the mysterious Jace and his fellow Shadowhunters Isabelle and Alec to navigate this new dark world. With her best friend, Simon, in tow, Clary must now live among faeries, warlocks, vampires, and werewolves to find answers that could help her find her mother. Showrunner Ed Decter, executive producer McG, and series cast members Katherine McNamara, Dominic Sherwood, Harry Shum Jr., Matthew Daddario, Emeraude Troubia, Alberto Rosende, and Isaiah Mustafa will partake in the Q&A panel.

Friday March 25, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Microsoft Theater

2:00pm

Spotlight on Agnes Garbowska
Discuss My Little Pony, Grumpy Cat, Jem and the Holograms, and more! Join this panel for Q&A time with comic book illustrator and WonderCon special guest Agnes Garbowska as she talks about working on all your favorite characters. Don't miss all the fun while she answers questions and takes suggestions for live drawing on stage! Moderated by Jason Inman (DC All Access).

Friday March 25, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 151

2:00pm

The Her Universe Fashion Show Update
UPDATED: Mon, Mar 21, 01:09PM
For the last two years, Her Universe and Hot Topic have produced The Her Universe "Geek Couture" Fashion Show at San Diego Comic-Con. Each year two winners were chosen and given the unique professional opportunity to design a fashion collection to be sold in Hot Topic stores. Her Universe founder Ashley Eckstein, Cat Carson (SVP of Her Universe), Ed Labay (VP, merchandising), Andrea Lewis (director, brand marketing) from Hot Topic, Jennifer Tisdale (EVP Blondie Girl Productions) and 2015 fashion show winners Kelly Cercone and Leetal Platt take you behind the scenes of the making of their all-newStar Wars: The Force Awakens line for Hot Topic. Learn how these designers went from runway to retail! Plus, get an exclusive sneak peek at this new Star Wars collection and hear details about how to submit your designs for the 2016 Her Universe Fashion Show at San Diego Comic-Con!

Friday March 25, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 502B

2:00pm

Work Party: Living the Self-Employed Creative Life with Ming Doyle and Joe Quinones
Ever wonder what the glamorous comic book creator lifestyle is really like? Peek behind the paneled curtain with Ming Doyle (Constantine: The Hellblazer) and Joe Quinones (Howard the Duck), two artists who also happen to be neighbors (and WonderCon special guests). They'll discuss the pros and cons of living and working from home and the realities of being your own boss, who also has to answer to other bosses. Dress code: casual Friday, forever.

Friday March 25, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 515A

2:30pm

CBLDF: Comics Censorship in 2016
Although free expression is seen as a basic human right, censorship is rampant in the United States and around the world. CBLDF executive director Charles Brownstein and editorial director Betsy Gomez present an overview of the censorship crises facing cartoonists in 2016: from the violence and legal prosecution occurring around the globe to domestic attacks on young adult books in libraries and schools across the country. Learn how comics and books are being challenged and what you can do to fight back.

Friday March 25, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 502A

2:30pm

DC Comics: Hanna-Barbera
It's been the talk of the town! Contemporary updates to your favorite Hanna-Barbera classics are coming. New iterations of all your favorites in the form of Scooby Apocalypse, Future Quest, Wacky Raceland, and The Flintstones! All this, plus teases and snippets of what's on deck. Come see for yourself what the buzz is all about!

Friday March 25, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 403AB

2:30pm

Disney-ABC: Storytelling: What's Your Medium
What do Marvel's The Avengers, Disney XD's Avengers Assemble, and Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D show about storytelling? They demonstrate that the tale of Earth's mightiest heroes can be told through different mediums. Disney-ABC executives discuss storytelling in an ever-evolving creative landscape through live-action television, animation, and the digital space, along with the skill sets, trends, and challenges.

Friday March 25, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 152

2:30pm

Skybound: Creating Content in the Digital Age
UPDATED: Wed, Mar 23, 07:53PM
During this Robert Kirkman's Skybound Entertainment panel, industry leaders discuss how to effectively engage audiences in an increasing digital age, while retaining creative and artistic integrity. Panelists include John Carle (Studio71), Marc Hustvedt (SUPERGRAVITY Pictures), Gabriela Revilla Lugo (Revek Entertainment), and Rachel Skidmore (Skybound Entertainment). Skybound Entertainment's director of digital programming, Michael Cruz moderates.

Friday March 25, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 515B

3:00pm

CAC #3: The Exploration of Comics Books on Moral Values: How Comics Influence Adolescent Moral Development
As characters such as Wolverine, the Flash, and Spider-Man become common utterances within the average household, what kind of examples are they? Dr. Patrick O'Connor (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology), Dr. Edgar Ramos (Concordia University Chicago), Dr. Sean B. Knuth, Joseph Serrano (Adler University), and Elizabeth Smith (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology) explore and describe the interpretation of influence of comic books on moral development during adolescence. Panelists will offer insight into the impact of comic books on moral development, which also promotes greater advocacy for benefits of comic books within the field of psychology. This panel will also address the importance of role models in one's life, and how these characters can help shape a person.

Friday March 25, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 411

3:00pm

Cosplay Makeup 101
This panel covers what it takes to perfect your cosplay by having great makeup to go with it. It will cover beauty makeup, appliance application, special fx makeup, sculpting, molding, casting, and wig styling. The panelists include Dawnielle Banks (Makeup By Siryn, Batgirl Spoiled lead makeup designer), Ashley Troub (Ghost Hunters, winning look SDCC Her Universe Fashion Show), Kelton Ching (SDCC 2014 Apocalypse makeup demo, Blizzcon 2015 4th place winner), and Chrissy Lynn (Super Power Beat Down's Darth Maul, League of Steam's White Wolf), who have honed their craft in the makeup, film, television, and cosplay photography worlds. They will answer your questions about makeup to match your costuming and cosplay, as well as offer tips and tools of the trade to use. Moderated by cosplayer Mac Beauvais (Monstrous Makeup Manuals 1&2 model, actress in The Gloaming).

Friday March 25, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 502B

3:00pm

Futurecasting and Timeline Salad
Dragons, witches, elemental forces, alternate timelines, time travel and more! Maryelizabeth Yturralde of Mysterious Galaxy and Charlie Jane Anders (All the Birds in the Sky), James Morris (The Three Kingdoms Trilogy), Greg Van Eekhout (California Bones trilogy), and Elizabeth Briggs (Future Shock) look at the past, present, and future through different lenses and timelines.

Friday March 25, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 151

3:00pm

Hitmakers: From Script to Screen
Meet the masterminds behind some of TV's most beloved characters, from the modern-day crime-solving duo Holmes and Watson, to Brian Finch who uses the brain boosting powers of NZT to solve complex cases for the FBI, to a team of brilliant misfits who use their smarts to solve the nation's crises. Robert Doherty (Elementary), Craig Sweeny (Limitless), Nick Santora (Scorpion), and Nicholas Wootton (Scorpion) tease what's ahead for your favorite characters.

Friday March 25, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 408AB

3:00pm

Spotlight on Francesco Francavilla
Artist and WonderCon special guest Francesco Francavilla will talk about his work, from the critically acclaimed classic pulps of his creator-owned The Black Beetle to the unnerving horrors of Afterlife With Archie, to the award-winning cover work and movie poster art.

Friday March 25, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 515A

3:15pm

Containment Pilot Screening and Q&A
When a mysterious and deadly epidemic breaks out in Atlanta, a vast urban quarantine is quickly enforced, forcing those stuck on the inside to fight for their lives while local and federal officials desperately search for a cure. Torn apart from their loved ones, the survivors trapped within the cordon are fighting against not only fatal infection but also isolation, fear, and the disintegration of society around them. As they begin to gain each other's trust, hope remains, and on either side of the cordon, unlikely heroes will rise. Containment makes its WonderCon debut with a special screening of the entire pilot episode, followed by a Q&A with series stars and producers. Based on the original Belgian series created by Carl Joos for Eyeworks, Containment is produced by My So-Called Company in association with Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Julie Plec (The Vampire Diaries, The Originals), David Nutter (The Flash, Arrow), Matt Corman, and Chris Ord (Covert Affairs).

Friday March 25, 2016 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Microsoft Theater

3:30pm

IDW Publishing Panel
Join IDW VP of marketing Dirk Wood, editor/writer supreme John Barber and a host of surprise guests for a lively discussion of your favorite publisher's upcoming schedule. Top secret reveals, prizes, a Q&A, and announcements, including one so big it will make your head spin!

Friday March 25, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 502A

3:30pm

Marvel: Next Big Thing
UPDATED: Fri, Mar 25, 08:40AM
From Civil War II to Star Wars, this panel has you covered! Join Editor Wil Moss, as well as James Asmus (All-New Inhumans), Brian Michael Bendis (Invincible Iron Man), Charles Soule (Obi-Wan & Anakin) and David Walker (Power Man and Iron Fist) as they take on questions about Marvel’s biggest series and events!

Friday March 25, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 403AB

3:30pm

Space Goat: Prep Your Portfolio to Impress a Comics Editor
Space Goat Productions is the comic industry's premier creator management company, representing dozens of comic creators worldwide. This presentation will provide the resources, techniques, and tips for aspiring artists to best prepare their portfolio for viewing by a comics editor. Join Space Goat's Shon Bury and Dave Olbrich plus panelists Matt Hawkins (Top Cow Productions) and writer/editor Shannon Eric Denton discuss putting your best foot forward to begin or advance your career in comics.

Friday March 25, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 515B

3:30pm

WonderCon's Day Off: Celebrating the Classic Movies of 1986
Panelists confirm it was "a bad call, Ripley, a bad call" as their Algonquin Geek Table twists and shouts about the glorious moviegoing nirvana of 1986 includingAliens, Top Gun, Stand By Me, Ferris Buellers Day's Off, Back to School, Big Trouble in Little China, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, The Fly,Labyrinth, 9½ Weeks, andHoward the Duck. Starring Ashley E. Miller (writer,Big Trouble in Little China remake), Steve Melching (Star Wars Rebels), Steve Kriozere (The Librarians, NCIS), Robert Meyer Burnett (Agent Cody Banks, ST: TNG Blu-Rays), Daren Dochterman (ST: TMP, director's edition VFX supervisor), and Charles de Lauzirika (Crave, The Alien Anthology). Moderated by Scott Mantz (Access Hollywood).

Friday March 25, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 152

4:00pm

Bob's Burgers
The always-entertaining cast and creators behind Bob's Burgers bring their Emmy Award-winning animated series to WonderCon for an unforgettable panel! Creator and executive producer Loren Bouchard and the hilarious cast, including Kristen Schaal, John Roberts, and Larry Murphy, will entertain with a Q&A panel discussion featuring never-before-seen footage and a behind-the-scenes look at the series as they get ready to celebrate the 100th episode of Bob's Burgers, airing on FOX this May.

Friday March 25, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 408AB

4:00pm

Comic Book Law School: Getting Started: Understanding Rights and Risks
With an ever-growing appetite for new content and rapid-fire advancements in technology, it has never been easier for a creator to get their work in front of an audience (and hopefully in a profitable way). But as traditional barriers to entry tumble, the exponential growth of alternatives (such as digital publishing, social media content distribution models, crowdfunding, and print-on-demand services) also result in an increasing assortment of traps, cons and hazards to navigate. And while it's true that with great (technological) power comes greater reward, it's the creators who must be responsible for protecting themselves and their creations from the unscrupulous and the deceitful who are gaining an ever-expanding bag of tools for fleecing the unwary. But luckily, creators have their own Defenders they can turn to-and not just Jessica Jones and Matt Murdock. WonderCon welcomes back noted IP attorney Michael Lovitz, author of The Trademark and Copyright Book comic book, to discuss the truths (and debunk some urban legends) of protecting your creative capital. Attendees are invited to participate in an interactive discussion led by Lovitz, concerning the basic rights provided under the U.S. Copyright and Trademark laws; including the basics on the ownership and protection of ideas, a brief overview of copyright & trademark rights and their application to works of authorship, characters, and names. Along the way, there will be plenty to learn about the protections, and pitfalls, of the U.S. intellectual property systems. (Please note: The Comic Book Law School seminars are designed to provide relevant information and practice tips to practicing attorneys, as well as practical tips to creators and other professionals who may wish to attend. However, the seminar is presented for information and entertainment purposes only, and the information presented and opinions expressed at the seminars do not constitute legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. This program is approved for one credit of California MCLE).

Friday March 25, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 411

4:00pm

Like Father Like Son? Star Wars and Psychiatry in a Galaxy Far, Far Away
In the Star Wars cinematic universe, traditional father and son dynamics become twisted and turned. Is this a result of nature or nurture? Why does Ben Solo turn to the Dark Side of the Force, becoming Kylo Ren, while Luke Skywalker chooses to remain with the Jedi? Does Kylo Ren have any chance at redemption like his grandfather before him? What does the style of killing and torturing others say about Darth Vader and Kylo Ren? Would they, or even Han Solo, have any psychiatric diagnoses if they existed in our world? Forensic psychiatrists of Broadcast Thought Praveen R. Kambam, M.D., Vasilis K. Pozios, M.D., and H. Eric Bender, M.D. tackle these questions and explore psychopathy, personality disorders, adolescent development, unhealthy relationships, and more in a galaxy far, far away.

Friday March 25, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 502B

4:00pm

Ratchet and Clank
UPDATED: Mon, Mar 21, 11:24AM
Gramercy Pictures presents a first look at this animated feature based on the classic video game, directed by Kevin Munroe (TMNT). Also appearing on stage will be Bella Thorne (voice of Cora), James Arnold Taylor (voice of Ratchet), David Kaye (voice of Clank) and producer Brad Foxhoven. Moderated by Tiffany Smith (host of Fandango's Movie3Some series).

Friday March 25, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 151

4:00pm

Spotlight on Annie Wu
Artist and WonderCon special guest Annie Wu (Black Canary, Hawkeye) does a live demo and open Q&A about her work, influences, and any important "would you rather" scenarios.

Friday March 25, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 515A

4:30pm

Bad Kids of Crestview Academy
UPDATED: Thu, Mar 24, 04:53PM
The comedy thriller feature film based on the bestselling indie comic book series Bad Kids Go 2 Hell is scheduled to hit theaters the summer of 2016. Meet the director and stars of the movie Drake Bell (Drake and Josh, Ultimate Spider-Man), Sammi Hanratty (Salem, A Christmas Carol), and Sufe Bradshaw (Star Trek, Veep) as they partake in a Q&A session alongisde writing and producing team Barry "Bazz" Wernick and James Hallam. The panel will be moderated by a surprise celebrity guest.

Friday March 25, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 152

4:30pm

Image Comics: Where Creators Own the New Creativity
The sky's the limit with comics, as Joe Harris (Snowfall), Keenan Marshall Keller (The Humans), Brian Schirmer (Black Jack Ketchum), Jimmie Robinson (Power Lines), and Brian Haberlin (Faster Than Light) know very well. New creativity has been crucial to the success of comics and drives the most compelling stories out there. This panel will discuss the importance of creativity and resonant ideas when creating comics. There's no story that comics can't handle, so don't be afraid to go deep or weird or both.

Friday March 25, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 403AB

4:30pm

iZombie Special Video Presentation and Q&A
Brainy hit iZombie returns to WonderCon for its sophomore appearance to give fans the scoop on the shocking events yet to be seen in season 2. Will Liv learn the truth about Drake's involvement with Mr. Boss? Will Clive remain in the dark about the existence of zombies? What will happen to Blaine and Major as the effects of the cure wear off? The clock is ticking. Join this panel for a special video presentation followed by a Q&A with series stars as well as executive producers Rob Thomas (Veronica Mars) and Diane Ruggiero-Wright (Veronica Mars). From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Spondoolie Productions and Warner Bros. Television and based upon characters created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred, published by DC Entertainment's Vertigo imprint, iZombie airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on The CW.

Friday March 25, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Microsoft Theater

4:30pm

JAKKS Pacific: BIG FIGS The New Way to Play
Star Wars, Batman vs. Superman, Warcraft, Power Rangers, Teenage Mutant Nina Turtles, World of Nintendo and more! JAKKS Pacific, maker of world-famous BIG FIGS in gold standard 20", massive 31" and colossal 48" scales, present the greatest heroes and villains from all your favorite pop culture brands in giant scale; perfect for everyday play and collectability. Find out about the latest offerings from all of JAKKS BIG FIG brands with a presentation and Q&A with members of the design, packaging, and marketing teams.

Friday March 25, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 502A

4:30pm

Pushing Into the Depths
Writer/editor Barbara Randall Kesel (MLP:FF, Sundown Crossroads) and comics/animation storyboard artist Rafael Navarro (Batman Adventures, Guns A'Blazin) team up to show how to create dynamic panel layouts by training your brain to use depth. Mind-expanding information for both writers and artists, with quick words from Barbara Kesel and quick sketches from Rafael Navarro!

Friday March 25, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 515B

5:00pm

Bordertown
NEW: Tue, Mar 15, 09:34AM
From Family Guy’s Mark Hentemann comes Bordertown, the newest animated comedy to join Fox Sunday nights about two families living in a Southwest desert town on the U.S./Mexico border. The aptly timed series takes a satirical look at the cultural shifts occurring in America, and explores family, politics and everything in between with a cross-cultural wink. Join creator and executive producer Mark Hentemann, writers and consulting producers Lalo Alcaraz (La Cucaracha) and Gustavo Arellano (Ask A Mexican!), along with stars Alex Borstein (Family Guy, Getting On), Missi Pyle (Gone Girl), and Nicholas Gonzalez (The Purge: Anarchy, Sleepy Hollow) for a special screening of a brand new episode followed by a Q&A!

Friday March 25, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 408AB

5:00pm

From Concepts to Comics: A Conversation on Editing in the Comics Industry
UPDATED: Mon, Mar 21, 02:17PM
Sit in with Sierra Hahn (BOOM! Studios senior editor) as she leads a discussion on the roles editors can play in the comic industry with Jamie Rich (Vertigo senior editor, Lady Killer), Eric Harburn (BOOM! Studios editor), Joëlle Jones (Lady Killer), Leigh Luna (Steven Universe and the Crystal Gems) and Mairghread Scott (Toil and Trouble). Listen as they explore the differences between working with or without an editor, at an indie publisher or the Big Two, and how editors can partner with talent to put creators' visions to paper.

Friday March 25, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 515A

5:00pm

Glenn Vilppu Demonstration: A Classical Drawing Approach to Comics and Animation
Glenn Vilppu (Disney, DreamWorks) is a legendary Los Angeles art instructor with an international clientele. He has helped animators at the top animation studios hone their life drawing skills. In this session, Vilppu will demonstrate how to apply classical drawing techniques to animation and comics, in order to emphasize movement, expression, anatomy, and lighting. Moderated by Fast Company's Susan Karlin.

Friday March 25, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 411

5:00pm

Hollyweird Science
UPDATED: Fri, Mar 25, 08:52AM
For science fiction productions, there is an implied bargain between the screenwriter and the audience: "Suspend your disbelief on one or two fantastic notions, and other parts of the story will be grounded in the believable." The genre is predicated on the expectation of one or two key inaccuracies per story. In recent years, however, both experts and fans have been nitpicking even the fundamental story conceits of films such as Gravity, Interstellar, and The Martian. From the "anything goes" storytelling approach of 1950s and 1960s sci-fi, these panelists will explore whether or not the science accuracy pendulum of audience expectation has swung too far in the other direction. Panelists are Jaime Paglia (showrunner Eureka, Scream), Kevin R. Grazier, Ph.D. (science advisor, Gravity, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales), Jessica Cail, Ph.D. (science advisor, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Zootopia), Deric Hughes (Warehouse 13, Beauty and the Beast), Andrea Letamendi, Ph.D. (clinical psychologist The Arkham Sessions, Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics) and Ashley Edward (Thor, X-Men: First Class). Moderated by Gia Mora (Scirens, Einstein's Girl).

Friday March 25, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 502B

5:00pm

Thunderbirds Are Go
UPDATED: Mon, Mar 21, 05:18PM
Amazon brings a first look at the new Thunderbirds Are Go series, a reinvention of the 1960s Gerry Anderson classic. Piloting their remarkable cutting-edge Thunderbird Vehicles from the depths of the oceans to the highest reaches of space, Scott, Virgil, John, Gordon, and Alan Tracy return to perform impossible rescues across the globe. Thunderbirds Are Go blends a unique mixture of CGI animation and live-action model sets, delivering a new level of action-adventure animation while paying tribute to the legacy of model locations from the original Thunderbirds series. Join David Graham (Thunderbirds, Peppa Pig), Andres Williams (Taboo, The Walker), Rob Hoegee (Generator Rex, Teen Titans) and David Menkin (Zero Dark Thirty, The Man from U.N.C.L.E.).

Friday March 25, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 151

5:30pm

Dark Heroes
Not all heroes travel the straight and narrow. Between right and wrong, there can be a great deal of gray area and some of our favorite heroes navigate this gradient terrain. Being a hero is not always easy, and moderator Jessica Tseang (The Comic Book Girl/Little Geek Girls) gets to the root of these dark heroes with WonderCon special guests Jason Fabok (Batman: Detective Comics), Terry Moore (Rachel Rising), and Bill Sienkiewicz (Elektra).

Friday March 25, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 152

5:30pm

Spotlight on Jim Lee
DC Entertainment co-publisher Jim Lee (Superman Unchained, Justice League, Batman ) talks about his 25-plus years in the comics industry and sketches your favorite characters live on the big screen. This is a great opportunity to watch the creative process first-hand and learn the tips of the trade that bring DC Entertainment's characters to life.

Friday March 25, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 403AB

5:30pm

Streaming Success: Behind the Scenes of Your Favorite Binge-Worthy Shows
UPDATED: Mon, Mar 21, 04:41PM
Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon have exprienced a rapid ascent through their innovative original content. If you want to know what goes into making such unique and successful content, come and hear it from the creative professionals themselves. Join SHADE VFX's David Van Dyke (Jessica Jones, Daredevil), composer Sean Callery (Jessica Jones), composer James S. Levine (Bloodline Season 2), costume designer Stephanie Maslansky (Jessica Jones, Luke Cage), costume designer Roland Sanchez (11.22.63), production designer Catherine Smith (Transparent), and production designer Drew Boughton (The Man in the High Castle, Hemlock Grove) as they discuss their contributions to some of the most successful original series on our favorite streaming services! Moderated by Janina Gavankar (Pee-Wee's Big Holiday, The League) and digital artist and filmmaker Gabriel Valenciano (VMA nominee for Beyonce's 7/11).

Friday March 25, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 515B

5:30pm

Transgender in Popular Media
Transgender people are making their mark on popular culture from comics to movies to television. What are the advantages of having trans creators tell trans stories? What barriers are left to break as trans people achieve greater notoriety in popular media? How will transgender characters affect the kinds of genres and stories you love to read or watch? Prism Comics and moderator Tara Madison Avery (Gooch, Anything That Loves, Prism Comics board member) present panelists Shadi Petosky (Danger & Eggs), Julie Rei Goldstein (Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom), Mikki Del Monico (Alto), Gillian Cameron (Calogrenant), and Kat Blaque (vlogger and illustrator) for a lively discussion covering these and other topics.

Friday March 25, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 502A

5:45pm

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies provide an inside look at the next installment in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise. Attendees will hear the latest news for one of the summer's most anticipated movies!

Friday March 25, 2016 5:45pm - 6:45pm
Microsoft Theater

6:00pm

Action Figure Insider: Toy Collecting: Attack of the Killer Licenses
It is a golden age to be a geek, with a new Star Warsmovie every year, multiple Marvel movies, the cinematic Justice League forming, and more Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Not to mention all of the TV projects like The Walking Dead, The Flash, Powers and Arrow! With those projects come toys and collectibles!Bill Benekie (Mattel), Jim Fletcher (DC Collectibles), Kevin Kiniry (DC Collectibles), Dan Lujan (Kotobukiya), Scott Neitlich (Jakks Pacific), and Jeff Trojan (Playmates Toys) discuss how they are handing product production and security for some of the biggest movies and license of all time. Moderated by Daniel Pickett (Action Figure Insider, Geek Shall Inherit podcast).

Friday March 25, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 515A

6:00pm

Digital Color for Comics
Print and digital comic books need color, but do you know how they get their color? Learn about the creative art of comic book coloring as Hi-Fi's Brian Miller (Batman vs. Superman) and Kristy Miller (SpongeBob Squarepants) demonstrate the step-by-step transformation of a comic book page from black and white to full color. Learn the basics of flattening, rendering, color holds, and special effects, along with top digital coloring tips. A Q&A session will follow.

Friday March 25, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 411

6:00pm

DreamWorks Animation's Voltron: Legendary Defender
From days of long ago and uncharted regions of the universe comes DreamWorks Animation's Voltron: Legendary Defender! Hosted by Nerdist's Jessica Chobot, join Executive producer Joaquim Dos Santos (The Legend of Korra, Avatar: The Last Airbender), co-executive producer Lauren Montgomery (The Legend of Korra), writer Tim Hedrick (The Legend of Korra, Avatar: The Last Airbender) and special guests as they unite to form this years can't-miss panel of WonderCon 2016! Be sure first in the galaxy to get a sneak peek of this highly-anticipated event, as DreamWorks Animation unveils never-before-seen artwork and footage of the all-new Netflix Original Series. Panel attendees will receive a WonderCon exclusive limited edition Voltron lithograhp.

Friday March 25, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 151

6:00pm

Teen Titans Go! Screening and Q&A
Warner Bros. Animation welcomes you to join the producers and members of the voice cast behind the hit series Teen Titans Go! as they screen a new episode and answer your biggest questions on what's in store for Robin, Beast Boy, Cyborg, Raven, and Starfire. Teen Titans Go! airs Thursdays at 6/5c on Cartoon Network.

Friday March 25, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 408AB

6:00pm

The Psychology of the Marvel TV Universe
UPDATED: Tue, Mar 22, 03:37PM
They're heroes from different eras. They operate in different parts of the world, not to mention occasionally different dimensions! And they fight different villains, sometimes reluctantly. Yet, they're all very much connected through the same universe and many of the same experiences, including trauma, adversity, and self-discovery. Writers D. J. Doyle (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Jose Molina and Lindsey Allen (Agent Carter), Scott Reynolds (Jessica Jones) and Christos Gage (Daredevil) join Dr. Andrea Letamendi (The Arkham Sessions) to explore the dramatic psychology of the Marvel TV Universe. Moderated by Brian Ward (The Arkham Sessions).

Friday March 25, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 502B

6:30pm

IDW Entertainment Panel: The Slate
Go behind the scenes of IDW Entertainment's amazing new shows airing in 2016. Max Landis (Chronicle) will take you on a time-traveling tour of BBCA's Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency. Even more surprises will come with writer and executive producer Emily Andras and lead actress Melanie Scrofano, who will share a sneak peek of Wynonna Earp, the dynamic, new supernatural action series premiering on Syfy on April 1. Hosted by IDW publisher and CEO Ted Adams, IDW Entertainment president David Ozer, and Circle of Confusion's Rick Jacobs.

Friday March 25, 2016 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room 502A

6:30pm

Rise of the TV Musical
Have you noticed the rise of popularity with musical episodes and musical live broadcasts on television? Anne Cecere of BMI and Chandler Poling of White Bear PR explore this growing fad with some of the music industry's leading composers and creatives in a lively discussion of how to bring that Broadway feeling to the small screen. Panelists include composer Christopher Lennertz (Galavant), composer and songwriter Gabriel Mann (School of Rock), director Jeffrey Hornaday (Teen Beach movie), VP of event series on FOX Rachel Rusch (Grease Live!), and VP of music & soundtracks at Disney Channel Steven Vincent (High School Musical).

Friday March 25, 2016 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room 515B

6:30pm

Spotlight on Jason Fabok
WonderCon special guest (and Program Book cover artist) Jason Fabok, artist on Justice League: Darkseid War and Batman Eternal, offers an in-depth look at his career and journey from comic book dreamer to comic book star. Jason will share his process of breaking into comics, insights on his art, and tips for aspiring artists in this one-on-one interview!

Friday March 25, 2016 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room 152

6:30pm

The 50-Year Mission: Star Trek Then, Now, and Beyond
Access Hollywood's Scott Mantz sits down with authors Mark A. Altman (Free Enterprise, The Librarians) and Edward Gross (Empiremagazine) as they discuss their upcoming book from St. Martin's Press,The 50-Year Mission: The Complete, Uncensored and Unauthorized Oral History of Star Trek. Altman and Gross will share heretofore unknown stories, revelations, and candid admissions from the hundreds of actors, writers, producers, and artisans they spoke with in writing their book. Also, learn the latest news and speculation about Star Trek Beyond and the upcoming Star Trek TV series in 2017.

Friday March 25, 2016 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room 403AB

7:00pm

Building Worlds with Words
Whether it's far-flung futures or fantastical stories, the worlds that authors build are complex. How do storytellers create new worlds and unexplored universes? What is it like to become an architect for expansive mythos treasured by the masses? What's the process for developing exciting new protagonists and working with established icons? Cecil Castellucci (Moving Target: Princess Leia), Aditi Khorana (Mirror in the Sky), Caragh M O'Brien (Vault of Dreamers), Lisa Yee (Author, DC Superhero Girls series), Margaret Stohl (Black Widow: Forever Red), and Victoria Schwab (A Gathering of Shadows) discuss how they create their worlds, the process involved in creating nuanced characters, and working with licensed properties.

Friday March 25, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 411

7:00pm

Geek & Sundry's Critical Role Cast Q&A
Open to your questions! Join this panel for a Q&A with DM extraordinaire Matthew Mercer and the incredible cast that plays through an epic Dungeons & Dragons live streamed campaign every Thursday on Twitch. Joining Matt are Marisha Ray, Laura Bailey, Taliesin Jaffe and Travis Willingham.

Friday March 25, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 515A

7:00pm

Not Your Sidekick: Heroes of Color Take Center Stage
From Marvel's Kamala Khan to Star Wars's Finn, characters of color are finally taking on the pilot's seat/captain's chair/chosen one's mantle and being positioned front and center in entertainment. But how far has it come and how far does it still have to go? A dynamic group of creators and expert commentators who have all had a hand in crafting powerful protagonists of color will discuss issues of representation and authenticity, writing from their experiences, the unique pressure put on diverse characters, and how audiences can best support these characters to usher in a whole new era of POC heroes. With Marc Bernardin (Genius), Shalisha Francis (Minority Report), Javier Grillo-Marxuach (The 100, The Middleman), Sarah Kuhn (Heroine Complex) and Dr. Andrea Letamendi (The Arkham Sessions).

Friday March 25, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 502B

7:00pm

Star Wars and Fandom in the '70s
In 1977, science fiction was not a popular genre for films. But Lucasfilm and 20th Century Fox needed to find a way to get people into theaters to see Star Wars (and, later, The Empire Strikes Back). Craig Miller, who spent three years at Lucasfilm as a publicist and producer working on those two films, shows slides and talks about how they got fans (and the rest of the world) to come see them.

Friday March 25, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 151

7:00pm

Your Opinion Sucks!: Rotten Tomatoes Critics vs. Fans
Face off with your favorite Rotten Tomatoes critics when they join editor-in-chief Matt Atchity and senior editor Grae Drake of Rotten Tomatoes, along with their editorial team. As Matt and Grae invite audience members to share movies and TV shows they love, hate, or love to hate, everyone in the room uses their "Personal Tomatometer Paddle" to dis/agree with the score.

Friday March 25, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 408AB

7:00pm

Comic Creator Connection #1
WonderCon will once again host the Comic Creator Connection, an event that puts writers and artists together to see whether they can find their creative counterparts. Here's how it works: in two 2-hour sessions—on Friday, March 25, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM and Sunday, March 27, from 12:00 to 2:00 PM—writers and artists can sit down and meet each other in a neutral environment. In 5-minute sessions, you can talk one-on-one with individual prospective collaborators about their ideas and skills. At the end of each 5-minute period, you will get up and move on to the next person. If you're interested in furthering the conversation, you place your contact info (name and e-mail address) on a supplied card for that prospective partner. (Please note: This isn't an ordinary WonderCon program. Preliminary sign-ups for the CCC take place online before WonderCon. Since we are registering creators in advance they will get priority seating. Any seats that are still open once the event starts will be given on a first come first serve basis. To check and see if space is still available, visit Room 150 about 30 minutes prior to the start of each session. Please note that space is limited and if you do not pre-register a seat may not be available if you choose to attend.) Complete details are available on the Comic Creator Connection page on our website.

Friday March 25, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 150

7:30pm

High Scorers: Star Composers of the Video Game World
UPDATED: Thu, Mar 17, 10:47AM
The composers of some of the most impressive video games of our time will share words of wisdom about the dynamic and entertaining challenges involved in scoring them. Join Gordy Haab (Star Wars: Battlefront, Star Wars: The Old Republic, The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct), John Kaefer (Quantum Break), Bill Brown (Ghost Recon, Rainbow Six, Captain America: Super Soldier, Lineage II), Christopher Drake (Injustice: Gods Among Us, Batman: Arkham Origins), Niels Bye Nielsen (Hitman, Ratchet & Clank Series), and Mick Gordon (Doom 4, Marvel Super Hero Squad, Killer Instinct 2013, Need for Speed: Shift/World/The Run) as they show you how music influences and defines your experience as a gamer. Come learn about the subtle details that go into making the sounds for some of your favorite video games. Moderated by Rahul Kohli (iZombie) and Jason Mewes (Clerks, Vigilante Diaries).

Friday March 25, 2016 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 152

7:30pm

Meet American Gothic Press: Your Favorite New Publisher in 2016
With five acclaimed horror and sci-fi comic titles under their belt, American Gothic Press has big plans for 2016 and invites you to come along for the ride! Join Holly Interlandi (editor-in-chief), Tom Riordan (Killbox), and Nathan Gooden (Killbox) as they discuss upcoming titles such as Irwin Allen's Lost in Space: The Lost Adventures, Killbox, Jeremy Robinson's Island 731 adaptation, and several exciting announcements at their first ever WonderCon panel. Moderated by Cameron Hatheway (creative marketing manager).

Friday March 25, 2016 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 515B

7:30pm

The Past Present, and Future of Mobile Gaming
Join mobile game publisher Kick9 for a behind-the-scenes look at Kick9's latest and upcoming games. Learn about what does and doesn't work in the mobile space, and have a chance to ask questions to this panel of mobile game industry veterans. Expect plenty of fun and some great prizes!

Friday March 25, 2016 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 502A

8:00pm

Pop My Culture
Join hosts Cole Stratton and Vanessa Ragland and their special TBA panelists for a live version of the popular Nerdist network podcast, Pop My Culture. Named the #2 Best Comedy Podcast of the Moment by Rolling Stone, and on top lists byPaste magazine, IFC, and Mashable, Pop My Culture is a fun conversation on movies, music, television, and celebrity gossip.

Friday March 25, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 515A

8:00pm

Props and Weapons: Supersize It
Learn how to make props and weapons that are larger than life without breaking your back at conventions. Veteran prop builder Mike Syfritt of Mad Propps will demonstrate how to make an oversized Harley Quinn hammer that weighs less than 5 pounds. A finished Harley hammer will be given away to one lucky winner at the end of the panel, so make sure to stay to the end!

Friday March 25, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 411

8:00pm

WonderCourt: The Trial of Ben Grimm
UPDATED: Tue, Mar 22, 09:25AM
It's prosecutin' time! The Thing will be put on trial by two funny comics fans, Alex Firer (Onion News Network) and Mike Levine (The Onion). Is his character dumb as rocks or the most fantastic? Honorable judges Jon Schnepp (The Death of Superman Lives) Jeff Loveness (Marvel's Groot), and Ify Nwadiwe (@midnight) preside over WonderCourt! Which characters will appear as "surprise witnesses?" WonderCon's geek comedy courtroom is now in session with Baliff Joan Ford (Funny or Die). Presented by comedy press The Devastator.

Friday March 25, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 502B

8:00pm

AMC's Preacher Series Premiere Screening and Panel
Join cast members Dominic Cooper (Agent Carter) and Ruth Negga (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), and showrunner Sam Catlin (Breaking Bad). Based on the popular, cult comic book franchise of the same name, the highly anticipated series is a supernatural, twisted, and darkly comedic drama that follows a West Texas preacher named Jesse Custer (Cooper), who is inhabited by a mysterious entity that causes him to develop a highly unusual power. Jesse, his badass ex-girlfriend Tulip (Negga) and an Irish vagabond named Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) come together; and when they do, they are thrust into a crazy world populated by a cast of characters from Heaven, Hell, and everywhere in between.

Friday March 25, 2016 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Room 408AB

8:30pm

Describing the Indescribable: Adapting the Works of H. P. Lovecraft
Iconic weird tale author and poet Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890-1937) often wrote about monstrous entities that were "unnamable" or "indescribable," his most famous being Great Cthulhu. Yet in the 79 years since his death, thousands of creative artists have used Lovecraft's creations for their own strange and nightmarish visions across all mediums of human expression. Join this panel for a look into the process of bringing the words of Lovecraft to life in the 21st century. Featuring exclusive sneak peeks at the upcoming Mountains of Madness animated webseries, the animated feature film adaptation of the graphic novelHoward Lovecraft & the Frozen Kingdom and more! Featuring Cody Goodfellow (author,The Rapture of the Deep & Other Lovecraftian Tales), Leslie Klinger (New Annotated HPL), Paul Komoda (creature design, The Thing 2011), Kevin McTurk (director, The Mill at Calder's End, creature effects artist), Sean O'Reilly (writer/director, Howard Lovecraft & the Frozen Kingdom animated feature), and Pete Von Sholly (artist, Lovecraft Illustrated vols. 1-6; storyboard artist, The Mist). Moderated by Aaron Vanek (founder, San Pedro H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival).

Friday March 25, 2016 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Room 515B

8:30pm

The Official Gaia Online Panel
Chris Castagnetto (DJ Helsing) is proud to be hosting the Official Gaia Online Panel. This is your chance to meet the Gaia staff, get your burning questions answered, and take a sneak peek at some of the great stuff Gaia Interactive has planned for 2016. Expect plenty of fun and some great prizes.

Friday March 25, 2016 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Room 502A

9:00pm

Half Hour Happy Hour
Alison Haislip and Alex Albrecht sit down for a Half Hour Happy Hour. Drinks and conversation will cover stories from around the world, as well as close to home.

Friday March 25, 2016 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Room 515A