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Saturday, March 26
 

10:00am

From Fan to Creator: Making the Dream a Reality
Which side of the convention table do you want to be on: fan or professional? And what's keeping you from getting there? What's holding you back? How bad do you really want it? If you're having trouble starting or finishing your creative projects, then you need to attend this fun and informative workshop, designed specifically for the WonderCon crowd. Douglas Neff (Epic Win! The Geek's Guide to the Journey from Fan to Creator) will give you simple and proven techniques for setting, working on, and achieving your goals. Whether you want to write your first novel, draw your own comic, or shoot your independent film, this is the how-to panel you don't want to miss. You'll walk away from this workshop with the energy and tools you need to bring your dream to life.

Saturday March 26, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 515A

10:00am

LARP 101: Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse
Ted Minette (10-year LARPer, writer/actor) will cover plot writing and character development. David Pulcifer (22-year LARPer) will discuss game design and plot writing. Kya Harris (avid LARPer, actress/artist) will speak to the art in LARP. Ben Jurek (11-year LARPer) will discuss weapon construction and foam combat. Lori Dansie (first-year LARPer, medical professional) will review the therapeutic aspects of LARP. Q&A session moderated by Tony Estrada (LARP enthusiast).

Saturday March 26, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 502B

10:00am

Robby the Robot's Retirement Party
Break out the Hawaiian shirts because Warner Archive Collection is throwing a party to celebrate Robby the Robot's 60 years of service. Join Warner Archive podcast hosts Matt Patterson and DW Ferranti, alongside noted robot aficionados, to celebrate the multi-decade career of this cybernetic cinema icon par exellence. Starting with the (not coincidentally) 60th anniversary of the landmark science fiction film, Forbidden Planet, fans will follow the voyage through Robby's storied career on both the big and small screens. And be prepared for some special messages from suprise mechanical guests.

Saturday March 26, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 408AB

10:00am

The TV Animation Story Editors Panel: Breaking In and Staying In
Do you have dreams of writing for kids TV animation? This panel of veteran story editors and head writers will reveal what you need to know to break into the business, and stay in. Topics include creating appropriate writing samples, landing a first gig, meeting deadlines, and keeping your story editor happy. Moderator Neo Edmund (Red Riding Werewolf Huntress, Kaijudo Clash of the Duel Masters) is joined by panelists Steven Melching (Star Wars Rebels, Transformers Prime), Andrew Robinson (senior writer for Blizzard Entertainment, Kaijudo Clash of the Duel Masters), Jim Krieg (Green Lantern: The Animated Series, Spooksville), and Charlotte Fullerton (Ben 10 Omniverse, My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic).

Saturday March 26, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 151

10:30am

Hogwarts Academia: The Past, Present, and Future of Harry Potter Fandom
UPDATED: Thu, Mar 10, 02:26PM
Explore what has made the Harry Potter series a global phenomenon such as the meaning behind the books, Harry Potter in the classroom, life lessons, magical beasts, etc. Additionally, panelists will also cover the different areas of fandom still going strong since the end of the series such as events, theme parks, travel to filming locations, merchandise, etc. During the panel, we will also speculate where the fandom is going with the upcoming release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them on November 18th starring Eddie Redmayne which was written by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling and takes place in the Wizarding World. Panelists include Dr. Melissa D. Aaron (Professor of English and Foreign Languages at Cal Poly Pomona), Di Valentine (Esquire), Kelly King (educator, California Credential - Secondary English & Drama), Jenny Mendoza (graphic designer & illustrator), Jessica Zipay (administrative support specialist) and moderated by Adrienne Alwag (multicultural & niche marketing expert). All of the women featured on the panel are members of The Los Angeles Dumbledore’s Army, the 2nd largest Harry Potter fan group in the world since 2008 who produces the annual Harry Potter Roller Skating Night.

Saturday March 26, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 152

10:30am

Nerdist News Live
Jessica Chobot and the rest of the Nerdist News gang bring you the latest in movie, TV, comic book, gaming, and tech news. See how the magic happens behind the scenes, catch some surprise special guests, and join the conversation with a Q&A.

Saturday March 26, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 515B

10:30am

Quick Draw!
It's one of the most popular panels at Comic-Con each year, but it was born years ago at WonderCon! Three cartoonists! Lots of paper and sharpies and silly ideas! Watch the battle of wits and markers as amazing cartoons are created right before your eyes by Sergio Aragonés (MAD magazine, Groo the Wanderer), Kyle Baker (Why I Hate Saturn, The Bakers), and Scott Shaw! (The Simpsons, The Flintstones). Your moderator Mark Evanier throws the challenges at them, many suggested by the audience. So maybe you'd like to be part of that audience.

Saturday March 26, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 403AB

10:30am

Tarzan: A Conversation with Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.
Jim Sullos (president) and Cathy Wilbanks (archivist) discuss the upcoming releases, featuring Edgar Rice Burroughs's famous literary heroes, including Warner Bros.' big-screen feature The Legend of Tarzan (2016), the animated Netflix Original Series Tarzan and Jane (2016), and comics, novels, role-playing games, and more based on Tarzan of the Apes, John Carter of Mars, Carson of Venus, Pellucidar, and The Land That Time Forgot. Moderated by Scott Tracy Griffin, author of Tarzan: The Centennial Celebration and the forthcoming Tarzan on Film.

Saturday March 26, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 502A

10:30am

CAC #4: Comics, Myth, and Symbol
Edgar C. Samar (Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines) looks into the implications of monstrous appearances of female antagonists in Philippine comics artist Mars Ravelo's Darna and Dyesebel to locate the contributions of these imagined monstrosities to the imagination of what it means to be truly human. Tiffany Babb examines how Loki, in combining the characteristics of the trickster and the stereotypes of the comic book villain, addresses the repetitive and circular trap of the superhero genre narrative, which must both always change and never change. Deanna Rodriguez (Texas State University) investigates how comics provide a platform for Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie to explore fandom, celebrity culture, and the myth of the devil with the character of Lucifer in The Wicked + The Divine.

Saturday March 26, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Room 411

11:00am

Making a Difference with Making Comics Worldwide
Adam Greenfield (head of audio and podcasts) and his panel of guests will discuss the initiatives and programs set forth by Making Comics Worldwide, designed to assist comic creators of all ages as they begin their journey of comic creation. Panelists include Patrick Yurick (enigmatic leader), Kevin Cullen (editor-in-chief), and Kay Flewelling (education guru). The panel will also feature Graphic Novel Project student presenters Lynnee Lampton, Carlos Martinez, Bianca Mouet, Miguel Perez, and Kristina Springer (High Tech High Chula Vista).

Saturday March 26, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 515A

11:00am

Mythos Mix-Up
Centuries of mythology inform speculative fiction storytelling; how do authors pick and choose what they incorporate and what they alter? Classic heroes and heroines, deities, and sea creatures and monsters (terrestrial and extra) play roles in the works of Rachel Marks (Dark Cycle series), Randy Henderson (Arcana Familia series), Judd Winick (HILO series), Tobie Easton (Mer Chronicles series), and Kathryn Rose (Metal & Lace series). Moderated by Maryelizabeth Yturralde of Mysterious Galaxy.

Saturday March 26, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 151

11:00am

TNT's The Last Ship: A First Look at Season 3
The Last Ship returns to WonderCon for a first look at the upcoming season and a panel with producers and cast including Adam Baldwin, Bridget Regan, Travis Van Winkle, Marissa Neitling and Jocko Sims. Following the epic season two cliffhanger, the highly anticipated third season finds the crew of the Nathan James shifting their attention to Asia after President Michener hears rumblings that the Chinese leader, President Peng, has been hoarding the "Scott cure" instead of distributing it to the people in the region. Michener sends Chandler to a global summit to investigate this allegation, as well as rumors of a possible mutation of the original virus that has caused a fresh outbreak in Japan. If the mutation has occurred, and Asia has not been protected, the consequences for the world are dire. And with Rachel Scott shot in the season 2 finale and her fate as yet unknown, hope is in low supply. Panel attendees will be treated to never-before-seen footage and a revealing discussion led by TV Guide's Rob Moynihan. All new episodes of The Last Ship air on TNT this summer.

Saturday March 26, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 408AB

11:00am

Tolkien Fandom Beyond Jackson: TheOneRing Staff
Tolkien fandom existed before Peter Jackson's LOTR and Hobbit films, and will remain long after; but what now? Are they still vital in the digital age, or will they fall to the fringes? A brief (and exciting) look at its history and what is next for fans of the man who laid the foundation for so much else in popular culture, including most everything at WonderCon. After $6 billion in box office revenue, is Hollywood done with Middle-earth? Audio, visuals, facts, and opinions from the staff of TORn, followed by a Q&A.

Saturday March 26, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 502B

11:30am

Drawing Action
A good fight scene can make a comic, but drawing action is not an easy task. Find out how WonderCon special guests Russell Dauterman (Thor), Joe Quinones (Black Canary and Zatana), Paolo Rivera (Daredevil), and Annie Wu (Black Canary) get in on the action. Moderated by Alex Sinclair (Justice League).

Saturday March 26, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 152

11:30am

Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtle Power
The Turtles are back! Spend some time with the mutated minds making Nickelodeon's hit animated TV series, now in its fourth season. The panel features executive producers Ciro Nieli and Brandon Auman as they provide sneak peeks into season 4 and discuss the epic and bizarre adventures in store for the Turtles. Fans will also get an exclusive look at an upcoming new episode "Trans-Dimensional Turtles," in which the Turtles collide with their '80s counterparts. Watch the episode for very special cameos! Also on hand will be the extraordinary and talented voice actors of TMNT.

Saturday March 26, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 403AB

11:30am

She's finally here! Wonder Woman: Her Fandom's Perspective
With her live-action debut in Batman v. Superman, Wonder Woman is arguably the most popular female superhero. Jessica Tseang (Little Geek Girls/The Comic Book Girl) leads a spirited discussion with Steven L. Sears (executive producer, writer Xena: Warrior Princess), Lisa Klink ( Star Trek Voyager, Roswell), Barbra Dillon (managing editor of Fanboy Comics), Eric Diaz (writer for Nerdist, Topless Robot), and Michael Fitzgerald Troy (Going Gaga!, Adele #1, Prism Comics) on the complexity of bringing the perfect portrayal of Diana Prince to live action.

Saturday March 26, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 502A

11:30am

Top Cow Productions: From Then to Now
Founded by Marc Silvestri in 1992, Top Cow Productions soon made its name as the publisher of hit comics like Witchblade, The Darkness, and Cyberforce. The series stood the test of time, spawning a whole multimedia empire. Sit down with Silvestri, Matt Hawkins (COO of Top Cow Productions) and Bryan Hill (story editor) for an exclusive look at where Top Cow has been and where it's going next.

Saturday March 26, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 515B

12:00pm

New Line/Warner Bros. Pictures Presents
UPDATED: Tue, Mar 22, 06:30PM
THE CONJURING 2 Director James Wan brings this supernatural thriller to the screen with another real case from the files of renowned demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren. Reprising their roles, Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson star as Lorraine and Ed Warren, who, in one of their most terrifying paranormal investigations, travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits. Join director James Wan as he debuts footage from his upcoming Supernatural Thriller.

LIGHTS OUT From producer James Wan (The Conjuring) comes a tale of an unknown terror that lurks in the dark. When Rebecca left home, she thought she left her childhood fears behind. Growing up, she was never really sure of what was and wasn’t real when the lights went out…and now her little brother, Martin, is experiencing the same unexplained and terrifying events that had once tested her sanity and threatened her safety. A frightening entity with a mysterious attachment to their mother, Sophie, has reemerged. But this time, as Rebecca gets closer to unlocking the truth, there is no denying that all their lives are in danger…once the lights go out. Join filmmakers David F. Sandberg and Lawrence Grey along with cast members Maria Bello and Charlotta Losten as they debut footage from the their upcoming horror film.

Saturday March 26, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Microsoft Theater

12:00pm

Spotlight on Bill Sienkiewicz
Emmy-nominated and Eisner Award-winning artist/author Bill Sienkiewicz joins WonderCon this year as a special guest. Bring your questions and notepads, as he covers anything and everything from innovative multimedia techniques, both analog and digital from his work in comic books, film, television, gaming, animation, music, and more!

Saturday March 26, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 151

12:00pm

Spotlight on Peter Clines
New York Times bestselling novelist Scott Sigler (The Generations trilogy) interviews bestseller and WonderCon special guest Peter Clines (the Ex-Heroes series) in a talk about superheroes, superpowers, books, Hollywood, and H. P. Lovecraft. Join Peter and Scott for the one-on-one interview and a Q&A session.

Saturday March 26, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 515A

12:00pm

Wayward Pines
UPDATED: Thu, Mar 17, 01:02PM
Join star Jason Patric (Rush, Sleepers) and Djimon Hounsou (Blood Diamond, Amistad) and executive producers M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, The Visit), Donald De Line (Green Lantern, The Italian Job), Ashwin Rajan (Devil, The Visit), and international bestselling author/executive producer Blake Crouch, for a sneak peek at the second chapter of this psychological thriller events series. Season two picks up with the residents of Wayward Pines battling against the iron-fisted rule of the First Generation. Jason Patric portrays Dr. Theo Yedlin, a new resident of Wayward Pines, who awakens from suspended animation and finds himself in the middle of this rebellion as he tries to understand what Wayward Pines really is and help preserve the endangered human race. Hounsou portrays CJ Mitchum, an original resident and a historian for the town with extensive knowledge of its complex origins, and the one person who can provide a unique bridge between the current world of Wayward Pines and the previous world that humans inhabited. Produced by Twentieth Century Fox Television, Wayward Pines returns to FOX this summer. Screening to be followed by a panel discussion and fan Q&A.

Saturday March 26, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 408AB

12:00pm

You Do What, Again!? Women Working in Film Production
Ashly Burch (writer/director), Cherish Chen (creative producer), Lauren Haroutunian (cinematographer), and Kaitlyn Yang (VFX supervisor) discuss breaking into the traditionally male-dominated fields of film production. The panel will include a Q&A session moderated by entertainment publicist Brittany Sandler.

Saturday March 26, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 502B

12:00pm

CAC #5: Focus on Jeremy Love
WonderCon and Comics Arts Conference special guest Jeremy Love (Bayou) is an award-winning writer, illustrator, and animator. His critically acclaimed, Eisner-nominated, serialized graphic novel Bayou has been used as curriculum at various high schools and colleges including the University of South Carolina and Dartmouth College. It was also selected by the American Library Association as a Great Graphic Novel for teens. Other projects include Blackest Nightmare for DC Comics, Fierce and Shadow Rock for Dark Horse Comics as a writer and GI Joe, Fraggle Rock for Archaia, and Midnight Mover for Oni as an artist. Love is currently hard at work completing Bayou as well as a new miniseries from Dark Horse, The Black Lotus. Peter Coogan (Washington University at St. Louis) moderates.

Saturday March 26, 2016 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Room 411

12:30pm

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: It's Morphin Time!
UPDATED: Fri, Mar 18, 04:19PM
In January, BOOM! Studios launched Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, a new comic series based on the hit '90s live-action children's TV series about a group of ordinary teenagers who morphed into superheroes to save the world from evil. Series writer Kyle Higgins and The Further Adventures of Bulk and Skull writer Steve Orlando talk with editor Dafna Pleban about the new series and the everlasting popularity of these "teenagers with attitude." Join Walter Jones (Mighty Morhpin Power Rangers, Zack/Black Ranger), series writer Kyle Higgins, editor Dafna Pleban and Saban's director of global consumer products Jason Bischoff in a discussion about the new series and the everlasting popularity of these “teenagers with attitude.”

Saturday March 26, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 152

12:30pm

Spotlight on Brian Michael Bendis
Civil War 2, Jessica Jones, Powers TV and comic, Iron Man, Spider-Man, and Guardians of the Galaxy. WonderCon special guest Bendis has a ton going on and this spotlight panel will give exclusive first looks to a lot of the big goings on all spring and summer long.

Saturday March 26, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 403AB

12:30pm

Spotlight on Terry Moore
WonderCon special guest Terry Moore (Rachel Rising, Echo, Strangers in Paradise) discusses the upcoming finale of Rachel Rising and fill you in on his new projects for 2016. Don't miss this opportunity to get all of your burning questions answered!

Saturday March 26, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 502A

12:30pm

ZIM invades WonderCon!
You love the show, but have you read the comic? Invader Zim series creator (and control brain) Jhonen Vasquez and artists Dave Crosland and Aaron Alexovich will tell you all the secrets involved in the making of America's new favorite comic. ZIM demands that you attend this panel, learn more of his ongoing mission, and thereby bring glory to the Mighty Irken Empire!

Saturday March 26, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 515B

1:00pm

DC Collectibles
Action figures, statues, busts, PVC figures-DC Collectibles has them all and more! Join the DC Collectibles crew, including VP creative services Kevin Kiniry, director creative services Jim Fletcher, and a few surprise guest stars, to hear how they come up with so many great products, and what's coming up from comics' top makers of awesome collectibles.

Saturday March 26, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 151

1:00pm

Geek Wars: The Star Wars Edition
UPDATED: Thu, Mar 10, 11:17AM
Fans love to geek out, but they also like engaging in important culture topics. In this Star Wars edition of Geek Wars, professional nerds battle it out over Star Wars trivia while also discussing relevant social topics like stereotyping, feminism, body shaming, and much more. Plus, the panel will speculate about Episode VIII! This will be a lively and enlightening conversation that might challenge your view on the pop culture world. Panelists include Chris Gore (comedian, personality), Amy Ratcliffe (writer), Ivy Doom Kitty (professional cosplayer), Emily Ong (cosplayer), Tamara Brooks (writer) and Jennifer Landa (YouTube personality). Hosted by Tony B Kim (host, blogger).

Saturday March 26, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 502B

1:00pm

Scorpion: Exclusive Screening and Q&A
Calling team Scorpion! Making their first WonderCon appearance, the cast of CBS's Monday night hit drama will be on hand for an exclusive screening of an upcoming episode, followed by a discussion of what fans can expect from the rest of the action-packed second season. Get the inside scoop with series stars Elyes Gabel, Robert Patrick, Eddie Kaye Thomas, and Ari Stidham and executive producers Nick Santoraand Nicholas Wootton.

Saturday March 26, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 408AB

1:00pm

Universal Studios Hollywood: The Walking Dead Attraction
UPDATED: Fri, Mar 18, 11:58AM
John Murdy (creative director), Don Burgess (show producer) and Chris Williams (art director/production designer) go behind the scenes with a sneak peek at the all-new, upcoming The Walking Dead Attraction. Q&A session moderated by John Murdy.

Saturday March 26, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 515A

1:15pm

Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion's Con Man Comics series: Spectrum!
Alan Tudyk's dream show based on his global convention experiences seemed impossible with the compromises Hollywood demanded. Instead, he went directly to fans; over 46,000 responded with a record-breaking $3.2 million raised on Indiegogo; Con Man was officially born. With season 1 a smash hit on Vimeo and season 2 in the works, this panel will talk Con Man and the crazy ride that made his dream project a reality. From the series, to the video game, to the Spectrum comic released on Free Comic Book Day, this is the year of the Con Man! Join Alan Tudyk, P. J. Haarsma, and Shannon Eric Denton for a Con panel like no other!

Saturday March 26, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Microsoft Theater

1:30pm

Spotlight on Gilbert Hernandez
For 30 plus years, WonderCon special guest Gilbert Hernandez has entranced comics readers around the world with his Palomar and Heartbreak Soup stories alongside his brothers in Love and Rockets. See what this award-winning creator has to share in the comics industry, his career, family, and future projects; followed by a Q&A session.

Saturday March 26, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 502A

1:30pm

Spotlight on John Romita Jr
Join industry legend and Superman artist, John Romita, Jr. for an in-depth look at his storied career and journey. The superstar DCE artist comes to Los Angeles for an all-access and in-depth discussion. From his marvelous start to his distinguished rise and all things in between, be here for this exclusive panel that will give you insight into one of the genre’s most influential people.

Saturday March 26, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 403AB

1:30pm

The City On The Edge of Forever: The Original Harlan Ellison Teleplay
UPDATED: Wed, Mar 23, 08:11PM
Stefan Rudnicki (Skyboat Media; audiobook producer, director, publisher and narrator), Gabrielle de Cuir (Skyboat Media; producer/director of the full cast audio of the original Star Trek teleplay and controversy), Scott Brick, award winning audiobook narrator (Dune, Jurassic Park, It's Superman) and Mr. Spock in the audio teleplay and David Gerrold (novelist, actor, screen and TV writer, author of classic Star Trek "Trouble With Tribbles" episode) discuss the background and process of recording the multi-cast audiobook.

Saturday March 26, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 152

1:30pm

Valiant: The Summer of 4001 A.D.
This summer the future of Earth will be decided in the stars when Valiant presents the blockbuster crossover event of the year in 4001 A.D.! Now, get primed for the epic showdown between Rai and the forces of New Japan right here at WonderCon with an exclusive panel presentation from an all-star cast of Valiant staff and creators. Plus, don't miss an all-new round of news and announcements for Archer & Armstrong, Bloodshot Reborn, Divinity, Faith, Ninjak, X-O Manowar, and more.

Saturday March 26, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 515B

1:30pm

CAC #6: Comics and Gender
Emily Rauber Rodriguez (University of Southern California) examines the methods Kelly Sue DeConnick and Valentine De Landro have used in Bitch Planet to critique and revise the message of exploitation films for a more diverse audience and the essentiality of the comics medium to that critique. Ayanni C. Hanna uses feminist science fiction critique, coupled with close readings and a creator interview, to examine the ways Alessandro Barbucci and Barbara Canepa in Sky Doll question and deconstruct the common perceptions of both "woman" and "human" while also forcing readers to examine not only their understanding of normalcy, but the binaries they've come to rely upon. Using David Coon's critique of suburbia, Michele Brittany (Fanboy Comics) examines the suburban American Dream in Dark Horse's Lady Killer through the familial unit, representations of gender, and the concept of tradition.

Saturday March 26, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 411

2:00pm

Calling All Aspiring Writers: Get Advice From Her Universe Press and Publishing Experts On How to Prepare a Pitch and How to Get a Book Published
Have you ever wanted your novel published? Her Universe brings together experts to help you prepare a winning pitch. Hear advice from published authors on their professional journey. Hosted by actress (voice of Ahsoka Tano, Star Wars Rebels), entrepreneur, and Her Universe and Her Universe Press founder Ashley Eckstein. Joining her are author Heather Nuhfer (Weirdest), author E. Anne Convery (The Confidence Chronicles), and New York Times USA Today #1 bestselling author Christina Hobbs (writing under the penname Christina Lauren with her writing partner).

Saturday March 26, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 515A

2:00pm

It's a Horrible Life (or UnLife)
What is it about grim and gritty, dark and dystopian, that readers crave? And how can humor exist in the midst thereof? Tap into the noir side of existence with R. S. Belcher (The Six-Gun Tarot, The Brotherhood of the Wheel), Robert Brockway (The Unnoticeables), Stephen Blackmoore (Heroes Reborn: Dirty Deeds), Scott Sigler (Generations Trilogy), Amber Benson (The Echo Park Coven novels), and David Mariotte of Mysterious Galaxy.

Saturday March 26, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 151

2:00pm

Marvel Portfolio Review
NEW: Thu, Mar 24, 03:42PM
Marvel Editor extraordinaire Wil Moss will be conducting portfolio reviews! Portfolios MUST contain your contact information, including your full name, cell phone number, and e-mail address. Please do not leave original work with us.. Whatever your portfolio contains, please make sure you keep the original work. We cannot be responsible for any lost or misplaced work. Participants should focus on sequentials; while cover art is important, most new artists are hired to do interiors. Note that review sessions will be limited to ARTISTS ONLY and will be conducted on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE basis. Due to limited time, there is no guarantee that everyone’s portfolio will get reviewed. Hope to see you there!

Saturday March 26, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 150

2:00pm

Star Trek Archiving: True Tales Behind the Fiction
NEW: Tue, Mar 22, 09:35AM
Get an inside look at Star Trek like you've never seen before. Larry "Dr. Trek" Nemecek (Trekland's Portal 47, TNG Companion) gives fans unprecedented insights from 50 years of Star Trek. Panelists discuss archiving an in-depth history of what went on behind the scenes through rare print and audio interviews. Q&A session moderated by broadcaster Lisa Guetzkow (Trek Radio).

Saturday March 26, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 502B

2:00pm

[CANCELLED] Batman and Superman: Cultural Imagery and Myth
CANCELLED: Fri, Mar 18, 10:04AM
We regret to announce that this program has been cancelled.

Saturday March 26, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 502B

2:00pm

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D
Join executive producer and Marvel's head of television, Jeph Loeb, as well as the cast and creators of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for their first WonderCon panel as a cast! Get a sneak peek at a new episode from season 3 and find out what's ahead for the team this season from the cast and producers!

Saturday March 26, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 408AB

2:30pm

Blockbusters from the East: Dragon Ball Z, Naruto, and One Piece
Charles Solomon (internationally respected critic, historian of animation, author) leads a discussion and Q&A with the filmmakers who created the anime juggernauts and wildly popular franchises. They'll discuss the creative process, offer, behind-the-scenes anecdotes, and describe how they've grown their audiences here in the West.

Saturday March 26, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 515B

2:30pm

CBLDF: Comics, Diversity, and Censorship: Practical Tools for Using Comics to Diversify Classrooms and Libraries
UPDATED: Fri, Mar 25, 08:45AM
A long-overdue movement is afoot to diversify the reading materials kids encounter in the classroom and in libraries, and comics are an invaluable tool in that mission. Unfortunately, diverse reading encounters an all-too-common opponent: censorship. Books that increase the diversity of classroom and library materials are more likely to be challenged. In this workshop, CBLDF Editorial Director Betsy Gomez, the San Diego Public Library’s Erwin Magbanua, YALSA President Candice Mack, and educator Vanee Smith-Matsalia will provide tips for using comics to diversify classrooms and practical tools for overcoming the challenges they might face.

Saturday March 26, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 502A

2:30pm

Image Comics: Where Creators Own Craft
Ed Brubaker (The Fade Out), Kurtis Wiebe (Rat Queens), Tom Neely (The Humans), Greg Hinkle (Airboy), and Malachi Ward ( Island) all bring one important thing to their work: a very, very high level of craft. Craft is what makes comics go; it makes for beautiful art, clever writing, and amazing storytelling. Craft is a product of talent, hard work, and experience. If you want to know what it takes, come listen to the best.

Saturday March 26, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 403AB

2:30pm

Millennium Falcon, X-Wings, and TIE Fighters: Creating the VFX for The Force Awakens
Star Wars: The Force Awakens VFX supervisor Roger Guyett, HALON Entertainment's Brad Alexander (pre-visualization supervisor), and A. J. Briones (post-visualization supervisor) will take you inside the creation of one of Episode VII's unforgettable fight scenes from concept and shooting to final VFX; including behind-the-scenes material. They will also discuss the creative process and what it means to bring Star Wars to life for a new generation.

Saturday March 26, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 152

2:30pm

World Premiere: Justice League vs. Teen Titans
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, DC Entertainment, and Warner Bros. Animation invite WonderCon attendees to witness the world premiere of Justice League vs. Teen Titans, the latest entry in the ongoing series of DC Universe original movies. When Damian's overaggressive tendencies almost destroy a Justice League mission, he is sent to learn teamwork by training alongside the Teen Titans. However, adjusting Damian's attitude turns out to be the least of the Teen Titans' troubles, as Raven's satanic, world-conquering father Trigon begins an escape from his interdimensional prison. To complete his return, Trigon must have Raven's assistance; and to accomplish his goal, he spreads his demonic forces across the globe, infiltrating the minds and bodies of the Justice League to do his bidding. To save the universe and prevent a literal hell on Earth, the Teen Titans must rescue, or defeat, the Justice League and inter Trigon for all eternity. The film's all-star cast includes Jason O'Mara (Complications, Terra Nova) as Batman, Jerry O'Connell (Crossing Jordan, Stand By Me) as Superman, Rosario Dawson (Sin City, Rent) as Wonder Woman, Shemar Moore (Criminal Minds) as Cyborg, and Christopher Gorham (Covert Affairs, Ugly Betty) as Flash. Sean Maher (Firefly/Serenity, Batman: Bad Blood) also returns as Nightwing, as does Stuart Allan (Batman vs. Robin) as Robin/Damian. Making their Teen Titans voiceover debuts are Taissa Farmiga (American Horror Story, Wicked City) as Raven, Jake T. Austin (Wizards of Waverly Place, The Fosters) as Blue Beetle, Brandon Soo Hoo (Tropic Thunder, From Dusk Til Dawn: The Series) as Beast Boy, and Kari Wahlgren (Phineas and Ferb, Legion of Superheroes ) as Starfire. Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead, Daredevil) takes the villainous center stage as Trigon. Several of the film's actors will join a postscreening panel that will include producer James Tucker, director Sam Liu, character designer Phil Bourassa, and screenwriter Bryan Q. Miller. Justice League vs. Teen Titans arrives April 12 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-ray combo pack, DVD, and digital HD.

Saturday March 26, 2016 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Microsoft Theater

3:00pm

I'm in the Nerd Business
How do you create and sustain a business that caters to the geek lifestyle without exploiting the very people to whom you provide services? Join this panel of entrepreneurs, whose traditional businesses cater to a predominantly nerdy or geeky clientele. Panelists Matthew Arevalo (Loot Crate), Donna Ricci (Geeky Teas, formerly Clockwork Couture), Janelle Badali (Badali Jewelry), and David Nett (Nerdstrong Gym) discuss how these businesses started, and how they sustain their service to their clientele in the face of mass-market exploitation of geekdom. How do you compete with the giant corporate conglomerates that have suddenly discovered the geek marketplace? How do you sell goods and market services to a community seeking authenticity, without falling into the trap of pandering or gimmicks? Moderated by Brian Ward (The Arkham Sessions, Shout! Factory).

Saturday March 26, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 502B

3:00pm

IDW and SyFy: Wynonna Earp
Get the exclusive first look at Syfy's action-packed new series with the cast and crew. Who is Wynonna Earp? A smoking hot, badass demon killer, that's who! Stars Melanie Scrofano (Supernatural, Haven), Tim Rozon (Lost Girl, Being Human), Shamier Anderson (Constantine, Defiance), and Dominique Provost Chalkley (The Avengers: Age of Ultron), Wynonna Earp comic creator Beau Smith, and writer and executive producer Emily Andras (Lost Girl) share exclusive footage, present behind-the-scenes sneak peeks, and participate in a Q&A. Hosted by IDW publisher and CEO Ted Adams, IDW Entertainment president David Ozer, and Circle of Confusion's Rick Jacobs.

Saturday March 26, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 151

3:00pm

KidLit: Writing and Illustrating Books for Children
Acclaimed children's book author/illustrators Barney Saltzberg (Beautiful Oops!), Bruce Hale (Clark the Shark), Jon Klassen (Caldecott winner, New York Times bestseller), Antoinette Portis (New York Times bestseller), and Dan Santat (Caldecott winner, New York Times bestseller) will share their insights into the KidLit industry, how to get started, and lessons learned. Moderated by Henry Herz (Monster Goose Nursery Rhymes).

Saturday March 26, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 515A

3:00pm

Writing 101: What to Think About Before You Start Writing
You have a cool idea and you want to write it up, so you sit down and start typing. No! Before you ever start writing there's so much you have to think about first. Not only what your plot is, but what your theme is as well. What is your story about? Who are the characters? How do they relate to each other? And so much more. Eisner Hall of Fame winner Marv Wolfman has put together a talk dealing with just that. If you want to write, don't write. Come here first.

Saturday March 26, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 411

3:30pm

Spotlight on Jaime Hernandez
Enjoy a chat with the co-creator of the acclaimed Love and Rockets, Jaime Hernandez, as he talks about 30-plus years of aging alongside his characters and what the future holds for him and Love and Rockets.

Saturday March 26, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 502A

3:30pm

Spotlight on Raina Telgemeier
WonderCon special guest Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Drama, Sisters, The Baby-sitters Club) and Shannon Watters (editor at BOOM! Studios, co-creator/writer of Lumberjanes) sit down for a one-on-one interview, drawing demo, and Q&A session. This panel will cover Raina's rise to middle-grade graphic novel stardom, the power of tween readers, and Raina's upcoming book, Ghosts!

Saturday March 26, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 403AB

3:30pm

The Official Aspen Comics Panel 2016
Frank Mastromauro (Aspen publisher), Peter Steigerwald (Aspen publisher), Vince Hernandez (VP/editor-in-chief), Mark Roslan (VP/director of design and production), J. T. Krul (Aspen Universe: Revelations), and Joshua Hale Fialkov (Aspen Universe: Revelations) discuss the publisher's upcoming Aspen Universe: Revelations crossover and more. Aspen will also hold a special Q&A session with fans. All attendees will receive a free item courtesy of Aspen Comics.

Saturday March 26, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 515B

3:30pm

TV Guide Magazine's Fan Favorites Showrunners
UPDATED: Mon, Mar 14, 10:52AM
TV Guide Magazine returns to WonderCon with an all-star panel of TV's hottest showrunners. Moderated by TV Guide Magazine/TVInsider.com chief content officer Michael Schneider, the session brings together top producers for a look behind the scenes of your favorite shows. Panelists (subject to change) include: Ali Adler (Supergirl), Craig DiGregorio (Ash vs. Evil Dead), Scott M. Gimple (The Walking Dead), Damon Lindelof (The Leftovers), Melissa Rosenberg (Marvel's Jessica Jones) and Paul Scheer (Party Over Here).

Saturday March 26, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 408AB

3:30pm

With Great Power: Making a Super Hero
To be able to fly, to have super strength, invisibility, and every other super power imaginable are the stuff kids of all ages dream about. But power alone does not make a hero great. What goes into creating some of our favorite characters? What makes a hero super? Moderator Amy Ratcliffe (Nerdist) finds out what goes into creating some of our favorite heroes with WonderCon special guests Kyle Baker (Plastic Man: On the Lam), Brian Michael Bendis (Jessica Jones), Russell Dauterman (Thor), Jason Fabok (Batman: Detective Comics), Charles Soule (She-Hulk), and Annie Wu (Black Canary).

Saturday March 26, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 152

4:00pm

Art Masters: Drawing DC
DC Entertainment is proud to have some of the most immensely talented artists working in comics today. Join this panel for a unique look into their visual approach in shaping some of your favorite books!

Saturday March 26, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 151

4:00pm

BOOM! Studios: Discover New Worlds
UPDATED: Fri, Mar 18, 04:18PM
Love reading compelling, forward thinking comics? Interested in how multiple award-winning top 10 publisher BOOM! Studios, has spent over a decade committing to telling great stories and nurturing talent? Moderator Filip Sablik (BOOM! Studios’ president of publishing and marketing) discusses with creators Hope Larson and Brittney Williams (Goldie Vance), Jackson Lanzing and Collin P. Kelly (Joyride), Kyle Higgins (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), and Sam Humphries (Jonesy) how they explore the ever-changing landscape as well as highlight new stories and the projects needed in the industry.

Saturday March 26, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 515A

4:00pm

Over30Cosplay: Cosplay for Every Age
John D. Callison (cosplayer and founder of Over30Cosplay), Bill Waters (national geek culture reporter/photographer at Examiner, editor/photographer at ComicsOnline),Patrica Tallman (actress, Lyta on Babylon 5 and Barbara from Night of the Living Dead), Joyce McCarthy (Over30Cosplay founding member, expert crafter), Kevin Williams (BSG Cosplayer, Over30cosplay founding member), Mary Ann Butler (Over30Cosplay founding member, bassist/vocals at Harkonnen Knife Fight, writer at The Ace of Geeks and Editor-in-chief at Aggressive Comix), Ian Whyte (501st cosplayer, founding member over30cosplay, member SoCal Garrison 501st, father to an excellent cosplayer), Barbara Roth (Over30Cosplay admin and co-founder), and Cindy Nelson (Over30Cosplay member, model, pirate and renaissance expert level cosplayer) discuss multiple topics appealing to the older cosplay crowd. Topics include costume choice, dating, marriage, and couples/family cosplay, societal mores/impact, marketing to the older cosplayer, social media and older cosplayers, bullying of older cosplayers, and the age of Hollywood characters and the impact on cosplay choices.

Saturday March 26, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 502B

4:00pm

Storytelling with Color with Alex Sinclair
Alex Sinclair is joined by colorists Jeromy Cox, David Baron, and Edgar Delgado to discuss why and how color is a very important part of the storytelling process in today's comic books. The panelists will show examples of their work, talk about their process, and hold a Q&A session.

Saturday March 26, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 411

4:30pm

Cartoon Voices
Talk about super powers! Here's a panel with heroes who can put voices into the mouths of your favorite animated characters. They'll tell you how they do it and present an unrehearsed reading to show how they do it! With Townsend Coleman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Tick), Maurice LaMarche (Pinky and the Brain, Futurama), Chuck McCann (Duck Tales, The Fantastic Four), Candi Milo (Curious George, Jimmy Neutron), and others! Your host is Mark Evanier (The Garfield Show).

Saturday March 26, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 403AB

4:30pm

Kodansha Comics: The Attack on Titan Anthology
Meet some of the creative team behind the Attack on Titan Anthology, the ambitious collaboration between the biggest manga hit of the decade and an all-star roster of comics creators including Scott Snyder, Gail Simone, Faith Erin Hicks, Kevin Wada, Kate Leth, Babs Tarr, and more! New art from the anthology will be revealed, along with a look at new comics from America's number two manga publisher, as well as lots of free books and exclusive promo items.

Saturday March 26, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 515B

4:30pm

Sleepy Hollow: Attention Sleepy Heads
UPDATED: Tue, Mar 22, 02:12PM
Join the cast for Sleepy Hollow’s WonderCon debut! Panelists include cast members Lyndie Greenwood (Jenny Mills), Zach Appelman (Joe Corbin), Nikki Reed (Betsy Ross) and Jessica Camacho (Sophie Foster), as well as co-executive producer Raven Metzner. Get a sneak peek at the penultimate episode of the third season before it airs the following Friday on FOX. A brief Q&A moderated by TV Guide’s Marisa Roffman will follow the screening.

Saturday March 26, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 408AB

4:30pm

Spotlight on Paolo Rivera: Drawing Comics: Tips and Techniques
WonderCon special guest Paolo Rivera (Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.:1953) will cover all the steps necessary to make a compelling comic book page, from script to color. This will be followed by a Q&A session.

Saturday March 26, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 502A

4:30pm

V. E. Schwab in Conversation with Mark Oshiro
WonderCon special guest V. E. Schwab, author of the Shades of Magic series, and fan writer Mark Oshiro, creator of the wildly popular Mark Does Stuff, discuss everything from books, shows, and movies to Marvel, anime, fandom, what it's like to live on the Internet, and finding one's place in fantasy. Q&A following interview.

Saturday March 26, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 152

5:00pm

Creating Comics with the iPad
The iPad has transformed the way you read comics, but did you know you can create comic art on the iPad too? See a comic book character come to life as Hi-Fi's Brian Miller (Star Wars: Defend the Death Star) and Kristy Miller (Doctor Who) demonstrate step-by-step how to pencil, ink, and paint comics on the iPad. Learn the basic tools and techniques, including which apps work best and how you too can transform your iPad into a portable art studio. The panel will include a Q&A session.

Saturday March 26, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 411

5:00pm

How to Get Press Coverage
Small press publishers: What makes the difference between an item that will get news coverage, previews, and interviews and what doesn't? A lot of publishers have no idea what to submit to the press, how to submit it, or why they are being overlooked for coverage. Comics journalist Rik Offenberger (First Comics News, Archie Comics) moderates this panel on just what it takes to get coverage, with the comics journalists themselves telling you what they are looking for in your submission. Panelists include Tim Chizmar (First Comics News), Josh Henaman (Big Foot), Glenn Hauman (Comic Mix), Heidi MacDonald (The Beat), Francis Sky (First Comics News), Tanya Tate (First Comics News), and Josh Waldrop (Red Gorilla Entertainment). Find out what it takes to self-promote and make a significant impact on your ability to sell your comic.

Saturday March 26, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 151

5:00pm

Romance in Sci-Fi and Fantasy
Accomplished authors and actors discuss romance in science fiction and fantasy. Crush, heartthrob, or love at first site. Attraction, compatibility, offspring, love, society, (extremely) long-distance relationships, close quarters, customs, rituals, religions, marriage, and more. Join panelists Rebekah R. Ganiere (Fairelle series, president of Fantasy Futuristic & Paranormal RWA chapter), Mira Furlan (actress, Lost, Babylon 5), James Kyson (Heroes, Nobility), Gigi Edgley (actress, Farscape, Star Trek Continues), and Mark O'Bannon (author, The Dream Crystal, Star Raiders). Moderated by James Ganiere (chief editor, Fallen Angel Press, CEO-Rio Vista Universal).

Saturday March 26, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 515A

5:00pm

The Asian American Superhero
Jim Lee (DC Entertainment), writer/producer Maurissa Tancharoen (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), actor Yoshi Sudarso (Power Rangers Dino Charge), and graphic novelists Sarah Kuhn (Heroine Complex), Amy Chu (Poison Ivy), and Christine Dinh (brand manager, BOOM! Studios) discuss the origin stories of iconic Asian American superheroes on screen, on the page, and behind the scenes. Moderated by Racebending.com's Dariane Nabor.

Saturday March 26, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 502B

5:30pm

Action Lab Entertainment: Danger Zone vs. Kids Comics
Jessica Tseang (The Comic Book Girl, Little Geek Girls) sits down with Nick Marino (Holy F*ck), James F. Wright (Nutmeg), Ray-Anthony Height (Midnight Tiger), Dan Mendoza (Zombie Tramp), Joshua Henaman (Bigfoot: Sword of the Earthman), and DeWayne Feenstra (Aero-Girl) to find out what really drives their company. Is it their all-ages comics, or their mature reading material? What are the pros and cons of each?

Saturday March 26, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 152

5:30pm

ALPHABET: 10 Years of the Prism Comics Queer Press Grant
For over a decade, the Prism Comics Queer Press Grant has been given to up-and-coming LGBTQIA creators to help them bring their diverse styles and voices to the reading public. Now Stacked Deck Press has published an anthology entitled ALPHABET to commemorate the grant and its influence. The book features a roster of diverse queer cartoonists whose talent and experience are destined to change how we read comics in the decade to come. Please join Prism Comics and moderator Tara Madison Avery (Gooch, Merrier) present ALPHABET contributors Sonya Saturday (Why Do You Cry When I'm on Top?), Ajuan Mance (Gender Studies), Elizabeth Beier (Bisexual Trials and Errors), Josh Trujillo (Death Saves, Love Machines), and Vi Cao ( David Doesn't Get It), with special guest William O. Tyler (Ratboy) for a lively discussion of their work and diversity in LGBTQ comics. Following the discussion, Prism Comics will announce the recipient of the 2016 Queer Press Grant.

Saturday March 26, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 502A

5:30pm

American Dad: Turns 200
And they want to celebrate with their fans at WonderCon! Cast members and executive producers behind everyone's favorite All-American family present an exclusive preview of the 200th episode before it airs Monday night on TBS. Following that, enjoy a special panel and Q&A as the cast and producers share favorite memories and the funniest moments from 12 incredible seasons.

Saturday March 26, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 408AB

5:30pm

Spiritual Themes in Comics
With the rise of spiritual themes in comics, movies, and television, panelists will delve into and explore how spiritual themes have influenced the entertainment industry and affected culture. Panelists include Dr.Thomas Parham (Azusa Pacific University), Scott Marcano (Diablo Publishing), Eric Jansen (Foursquare Mission Press), Dr. Jon Levin (Chapman University), Javier Hernandez (El Muerto, Maniac Priest), Travis Hanson (Beanleaf Press), and moderator Josh Burns (Christian Comic Arts Society).

Saturday March 26, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 515B

5:30pm

World Premiere and Q&A: The Giant's Dream
From hundreds of hours of archival footage and myriad modern-day interviews comes a documentary that puts an in-depth spotlight on the beloved 1999 animated film The Iron Giant. Director Brad Bird (Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, The Incredibles, Ratatouille) and documentary director Anthony Giacchino will lead a discussion following the premiere screening of an insightful and fascinating documentary that examines the intricate, behind-the-scenes details of the creative process in bringing this critically acclaimed film to the big screen.

Saturday March 26, 2016 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Room 403AB

6:00pm

Creating Legends: Development for Nintendo's Warriors Legends
Yosuke Hayashi (producer) and Hiroya Usuda (director) from Koei Tecmo discuss new perspectives on Hyrule Warriors Legends for the Nintendo 3DS, highlighting new playable characters and exploring their connections to the game world.

Saturday March 26, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 515A

6:00pm

Inside the Writers' Room: Pilots, Production and Post, Oh My
If writer's rooms were like superhero teams, this panel combines the Justice League and The Avengers for an all-star insider look at your favorite TV series. Some of the scribes behind today's hottest genre shows share their candid thoughts on how to sell, write and rewrite the series you love (and sometimes loathe). Find out the deep, dark secrets (and low-calorie snacks) of the writers' room, and learn why network executives actually care about what you write on message boards. Panelists include Gabrielle Stanton (The Flash, Haven, The Vampire Diaries), Amy Berg (Counterpart,Da Vinci's Demons, Eureka), Jose Molina (Agent Carter, Firefly, Sleepy Hollow), Ashley E. Miller (Black Sails, Fringe, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles), Sarah Watson (Parenthood, The Middleman), Steve Melching (Star Wars Rebels, Guardians of the Galaxy TV, The Clone Wars), and moderator Mark A. Altman (The Librarians, Agent X, Castle).

Saturday March 26, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 151

6:00pm

Marvel Goes Steampunk
Crossing over into every genre, Steampunk has transformed many Marvel characters into some of the steamiest superheroes and villains in the galaxy. Enjoy a walk on the wild side with everyone from Ant-Man and Deadpool to Spider-Man and Doctor Strange as they are reimagined in the Steampunk style! Panelists include Dina Kampmeyer (Lady Steam), Crystal Rose Schaefer (cosplayer), Mac Beauvais (Strange Like That Cosplay), Anastasia Hunter (chair of Gaslight Gathering), and Oakley Boren (cosplayer).

Saturday March 26, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 502B

6:00pm

Words Create Worlds: Lessons from a Storyteller
If you have ever thought "I want to write a book" or wondered if your story can be told in song but don't know where to begin, this is the perfect panel for you! Aspiring and current writers will want to take part in this interactive workshop to ask questions and learn about what it takes to write a book and become a published author or songwriter! Learn about the writing process from author, singer/songwriter, and advocate James Morris (Sky Bound, Water Tower, Surface) as he shares the challenges and excitement that comes with creating new worlds. He will discuss the art of storytelling and share valuable tips, tricks, and organizational skills to help get you started and keep going. Be sure to bring your questions.

Saturday March 26, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 411

6:30pm

Hip-Hop and Comics: Cultures Combining
Hip-Hop and comics reflect each other in many ways. Rappers and graffiti artists utilize superheroic imagery and adopt larger-than-life alter-egos; comic creators incorporate references to music, dance, and fashion and draw on Hip-Hop's rich visual vocabulary. Patrick A. Reed (Depth Of Field, ComicsAlliance) brings together graphic artists and musical innovators to discuss the ties between these two creative cultures.

Saturday March 26, 2016 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room 152

6:30pm

Illustrators of the Art Directors Guild
UPDATED: Mon, Mar 14, 10:16AM
Illustrators discuss secrets of working on fantasy genre movies and TV shows. Panelists include Dan Caplan (Fear the Walking Dead, Game of Thrones), Patrick Janicke (Robopocalypse), Philip Keller (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales), Andy Park (Captain America: Civil War) and James Rothwell (Jungle Book, Antman, Captain America 2). Moderated by Tim Burgard (Jurassic World, Revenant).

Saturday March 26, 2016 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room 502A

6:30pm

Orphan Black: BBC America
The men on Orphan Black take over WonderCon to reveal exclusive new footage from the upcoming fourth season of BBC America's award-winning original drama. Co-creators Graeme Manson and John Fawcett are joined by stars Jordan Gavaris (Felix), Kristian Bruun (Donnie), and Kevin Hanchard (Detective Art Bell) for a closer look at what's to come in the new season, with never-before-seen footage and a Q&A session. The highly anticipated premiere is on a new night and time, Thursday, April 14 at 10/9c.

Saturday March 26, 2016 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room 408AB

6:30pm

Web Series Creators Unlimited
UPDATED: Sat, Mar 26, 11:33AM
Online series have provided some of the most groundbreaking content in the entertainment world. Join Jeff Burns (host of Super Geeked Up) and a super-talented panel of web series actors and creators as they talk about the changes they've seen in the ever-expanding world of online entertainment and where they see the medium going in the future. Featuring Christina Wren (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Lusa), Eric Campbell (The Flog, Signal Boost), Joanna Sotomura (Emma Approved, Video Game High School), Rachael Hip-Flores (Anyone But Me, Producing Juliet), and Hisonni Johnson (Grayson: Earth One, The Gambit). Plus awesome tips for entering the digital space and making your own kick-ass series!

Saturday March 26, 2016 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room 515B

7:00pm

Adding Prosthetics to Your Cosplay
Jeff Barkley (SkinTricks makeup effects artist) discusses and applies prosthetic makeup to demonstrate how much more effective 3D makeup is compared to a painted face. Jeff will be joined by professional cosplayers Trey Barkley (Sparrow's Flight Cosplay), Desiree Preston (Enasni Volz), and Amanda Cohen (Tema Time) to answer any questions about wearing prosthetics while in costume.

Saturday March 26, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 411

7:00pm

Headlocked: Wrestling and Comics Collide
Discover the groundbreaking comic book drama that's taken the wrestling world by storm! Headlocked is out to change the way you look at professional wrestling by using actual wrestlers as the artists. And by building their series completely outside of the direct market, they're changing the game for self-publishers as well! Ryan Satin (Pro Wrestling Sheet) leads a discussion with series creators Michael Kingston and Michel Mulipola, artist Ramon Villalobos (E Is for Extinction), and wrestlers/series contributors Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian (Ring of Honor) as they discuss their contributions to wrestling, and comics and how they've been influenced by them.

Saturday March 26, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 502B

7:00pm

Nerding Out to Your Own Game Expansion
From fan fiction to fan films, hardcore fans have long found ways to interact with the media they love by creating their own interpretations. Movie trailer editor Daniel Lee and film music composer Linus Lau will share their experiences creating custom expansions for the classic tabletop games Fireball Island and Bang! They'll discuss their approaches to art and game mechanics, how they obtained permission from the copyright holders, and which services they used to fabricate their custom game components. It doesn't get much geekier than this!

Saturday March 26, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 515A

7:00pm

Super Power Beat Down
Meet the cast and crew of Bat in the Sun's hit, award-winning web series! The show battles epic legends like Batman vs. Darth Vader, Wolverine vs. Predator, and many more! Join the team for a Q&A where you will hear all about what goes into making the series, as well as about future episodes.

Saturday March 26, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 403AB

7:00pm

Writing for TV: From First Draft to Getting Staffed
UPDATED: Wed, Mar 16, 09:17AM
Join moderator Spiro Skentzos (Grimm), and today’s biggest TV writers and showrunners from your favorite genre shows, including Glen Mazzara (Damien), Natalie Chaidez (Hunters), Richard Hatem (Dead of Summer) and Meredith Averill (Star-Crossed) as they discuss navigating the TV spec terrain - including beginner’s mistakes, what they look for in a writer and what it takes for you to write a killer spec that will stand above the crowd. There will be a huge Q&A component, so bring your questions.

Saturday March 26, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 151

7:30pm

Beyond the Page: Creating Digital Comics
A quintet of digital pioneers share their philosophies and techniques for creating comics for the screen. Jordan Plosky (CEO at ComicBlitz), Ben Wolstenholme (CEO at Madefire), Liam Sharp (CCO at Madefire), Janelle Asselin (publisher at Rosy Press), and Josh Elder (project manager at POP Comics) talk about where digital comics are and where they're going!

Saturday March 26, 2016 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 502A

7:30pm

Collider Heroes
Jon Schnepp (The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened?, Metalocalypse) hosts this panel about superheroes on the big and small screen, alongside guests Robert Meyer Burnett (Free Enterprise), Chris Gore (Film Threat), Umberto Gonzalez (Heroic Hollywood), Amy Dallen (Talkin Comics), John Campea (Movie Talk), and Steven Weintraub (Collider). A Q&A follows the discussion.

Saturday March 26, 2016 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 152

7:30pm

Game of Thrones Psychology: Insight Is Coming
In George R. R. Martin's fantasy world, where almost everyone fights for power over the realm or simply over their own lives, how do love and hate, good and evil, need and greed, altruism and narcissism drive the very best and the very worst human behavior? Join the knights of the psych table as they diagnose characters, explore all these questions, and more. Psychologists Travis Langley (Game of Thrones Psychology; Batman and Psychology), Janina Scarlet (The Walking Dead Psychology; Superhero Psychology), and Erin Currie (MyPsychgeek; Doctor Who Psychology) come together with Jenna Busch (Legion of Leia; Star Wars Psychology), Kieran Dickson(Outer Places), Matt Munson (The Project Workbench; Star Trek Psychology) and Kyle Maddock (A Podcast of Ice and Fire). What kind of person can even survive the game of thrones, much less hope to win?

Saturday March 26, 2016 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 515B

8:00pm

Jet Set Nerds
Jet Set Nerd Anastasia Washington (Anastationtv, Jet Set Nerds) and jet setters Stephanie Pressman (Fashionably Nerdy), Angelique Toschi (Nerds in La La Land), Stacy Renfroe (Nerds in La La Land), Michelle Chubby Bunny (Geek & Sundry), Yume Lee (Lootcrate), Marlon (Nerd Coolture), and Curious Joi (Curious Joi) chat about packing up your bags and finding Nerd Mecca wherever you go! Moderated by Jennifer Kretchmer (producer).

Saturday March 26, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 502B

8:00pm

Nerdist Gaming
Is this the year eSports will find its place in the mainstream spotlight? How does The Division stack up to other MMO shooters? Will you finally be playing The Last Guardian before 2016 comes to a close? Nerdist gaming editor Malik Forte, along with a panel of video games' bright voices, will discuss these topics and kick off the year in video.

Saturday March 26, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 515A

8:00pm

RocketJump Film School Live
Lauren Haroutunian (RJFS dean), Cherish Chen (RJFS producer), and Joey Scoma (RJFS director/editor) discuss all the considerations that go into making great videos, the importance of telling your own story, and demonstrate how it's not the equipment you use, but how you use it. The panelists will then open up for an audience Q&A, moderated by Trisha Arnold.

Saturday March 26, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 411

8:00pm

ScreenJunkies Live
UPDATED: Mon, Mar 21, 09:29AM
An exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at Screen Junkies' Honest Trailers, hosted by Hal Rudnick, featuring a never-before-seen Honest Trailer and Q&A with creator Andy Signore, writer Spencer Gilbert, and editor Dan Murrell. Plus a special all-star live edition of their popular debate series Movie Fights featuring Nick Mundy, Alicia Malone, Mike Carlson, Schmoes Know, and more!

Saturday March 26, 2016 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Room 403AB

8:30pm

DVD-Duesday Live
Chris Gore​ ​(PodCRASH, Film Threat) returns for DVD-Duesday Live, his popular segment from G4TV's Attack of the Show. Join Chris and a panel of film experts including Charles de Lauzirika (Blade Runner: The Final Cut), Cliff Stephenson (Hannibal), and special guests for a heated movie discussion. The panel will discuss the best DVD commentaries, talk about the weirdest DVD special features, and battle over the best DVD of all time. Participate in movie trivia to win DVDs.

Saturday March 26, 2016 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Room 515B

8:30pm

Webcomics Advocate: The Webcomics Gathering
Webcomics Advocates co-founders Phil Vecchio and Brendan Creecy (Brax the Alien Rocker) celebrate and discuss the exciting world of webcomics. Joined by Patrick Scullin (Super Siblings) and moderator Andrew Linde (Nerd's Eye View podcast), they will give any webcomic creators in the audience 30 seconds to promote their comic to the crowd.

Saturday March 26, 2016 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Room 502A

8:30pm

12th Annual WonderCon Masquerade
It’s the big Saturday night event at WonderCon, an evening of costumed greatness! Doors open at 7:45 PM. See the feature article in the Events Guide for complete details.

Saturday March 26, 2016 8:30pm - 11:30pm
Microsoft Theater

9:00pm

Nerdist TV: Why Genre Has No Chill
TV is killing it right now when it comes to storytelling. But in the era of Peak TV, genre series are arguably having the biggest moment of all. From Game of Thrones to Orphan Black, Rick and Morty, The 100 and more, the lens used to dissect societal issues has always been most effective when removed enough from reality to see it for what it is. Nerdist managing editor Alicia Lutes and her panel of guests discuss why the most progressive stories are taking place in your favorite shows, and why you can't help but fan out about it.

Saturday March 26, 2016 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Room 515A

9:00pm

Super Geeked Up Live
UPDATED: Sat, Mar 26, 11:38AM
Join the Super Geeked Up crew as they discuss your favorite sci-fi, fantasy, and superhero topics and play super-fun geeky games like Character Cage Match, Universal Translator, and Let’s Geek It On! Plus a ton of audience participation and awesome prizes! Hosted by Jeff Burns with special co-host Kristen Nedopak (creator of The Geekie Awards) and special guests Christina Wren (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Man of Steel) and Joanna Sotomura (Emma Approved, Video Game High School). Don't miss this super-interactive award-winning show!

Saturday March 26, 2016 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Room 502B