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Sunday, March 27
 

10:00am

Fandom in the 21st Century
Chase Masterson (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), Amy Berg (writer, Da Vinci's Demons) (The Originals), Shawna Benson (The 100), Susan Kresnicka (anthropologist, Troika), Eric Goldman (writer, IGN), and Jo Garfein (executive director, Cancer Gets LOST) will discuss the evolution of fandom and how social media have been both a blessing and a curse to fans, content creators and entertainment journalists. This panel seeks to bring this debate out into the open, to discuss how the rules of fandom have changed and what creators and fans can do to make the fan/creator interaction positive and enriching.

Sunday March 27, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 502B

10:00am

Hollywood Science Fiction Museum and Horror Museum
Founder Huston Huddleston has compiled some of the greatest names in sci-fi and horror to create the 2016 traveling exhibit, and 2018 permanent location for the Hollywood Science Fiction Museum and Hollywood Horror Museum. What began as restoring the Star Trek Enterprise Bridge set has expanded into what will be the world's largest nonprofit educational museums for both genres. Board members include Ronald D. Moore, David Gerrold, Andrew Probert, Joe Dante, Clive Barker, Tom Holland, Sean S. Cunningham, Mick Garris, Sara Karloff, and Greg Nicotero.

Sunday March 27, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 151

10:30am

How to Build Your Own R2 Astromech
Do you want to know what it takes to build your own Star Wars droid? Southern California R2 builders Chris Romines, Michael McMaster, William Miyamoto, and Victor Franco (moderator) discuss how their robots were built and how they work. Topics include materials, blueprints, building techniques, tools, and the electronics used to bring R2's to life.

Sunday March 27, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 411

10:30am

Spotlight on Amber Benson
Pour some sugar on WonderCon special guest Amber Benson! The actor, writer, director (Buffy The Vampire Slayer) will give a presentation chronicling some of her more recent work, followed by a Q&A, where she will talk about whatever the earlybirds want to talk about. Cupcakes/sugar will be included.

Sunday March 27, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 152

10:30am

Superhero Therapy
Did you ever want to be a superhero? Did you ever wish you had super powers? This panel of psychologists and writers discuss the benefits of comics and how they can potentially be therapeutic. Psychologists Dr. Janina Scarlet (Superhero Therapy; Star Wars Psychology) and Dr. Patrick O'Connor (Comicspedia; Walking Dead Psychology), peer counselor Travis Adams (Department of Veterans Affairs), and writer Alan Kistler (Doctor Who: A History; Walking Dead Psychology) discuss your favorite superheroes. Jenna Busch (Legion of Leia; Star Wars Psychology) moderates.

Sunday March 27, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 502A

10:30am

The 17th Annual Animation Show of Shows
Ron Diamond (program curator and producer) presents a handpicked selection of many of the best in new internationally acclaimed animated shorts from Australia, Iran, Ireland, the UK and the USA, including new works by Don Hertzfeldt and Amanda Palmer. Following the screening, Diamond will conduct a Q&A.

Sunday March 27, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 403AB

10:30am

The Importance of Licensed Comics in the Industry
Licensed comics have seen an evolution from money grab and media tie-in to an artform. More than ever, these books are crucial to bringing in new and lapsed readers, from wide demographics, and extending fandom and its universe. Dafna Pleban (BOOM! Studios editor) leads a discussion on the evolution of licensed comics, from what has been achieved thus far to what lies ahead and how comic creators are taking part in the history of these franchises. Featuring writer Kyle Higgins (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), artist Chrystin Garland (Steven Universe and the Crystal Gems), Jackson Lanzing and Collin P. Kelly (The Maze Runner), Sarah Kuhn (Barbie), and others.

Sunday March 27, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 515B

10:30am

[CANCELLED] Secret Origin of Good Readers
CANCELLED: Thu, Mar 24, 01:05PM
We regret to announce that this program has been cancelled.

Sunday March 27, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Room 515A

11:00am

Intro to Halo Costuming and Props with 405th Infantry Division
Fiberglass? Foam? 3D-Printing? Lasers? Looking to build your own Halo armor and props but don't know where to start? The members of the 405th Pacific Regiment are here to help! They will be discussing many of the methods used to create props and armor from the Halo universe, followed by a Q&A to help you get started on your armor-building journey. Panelists include J.P. Pollio and Cary Gunnar Lee (pepakura and painting), Ian Milward (3D-printing), Alec Richter (vacuform), and Kenneth Miller (foam and rigging). Moderated by Benedict Choy (405th Pacific CO).

Sunday March 27, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 502B

11:00am

Marvel: Breaking into Comics the Marvel Way
UPDATED: Fri, Mar 25, 08:43AM
Are you a writer or artist? Ever dream of working for Marvel? Do you find yourself thinking, "I could do that . . . if I knew how!" Well, here's your chance! Join editor Wil Moss, as well as superstar writers and artists, including WonderCon special guests Russell Dauterman (The Mighty Thor), Humberto Ramos (Extraordinary X-Men), Joe Quinones (Howard the Duck), and Charles Soule (Daredevil) to find out the answers on how to get your foot in the door and make your job Marvel!

Sunday March 27, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 151

11:00am

The Nerdist Panel with Chris Hardwick
Chris Hardwick (Comedy Central's @Midnight, AMC'sTalking Dead) is joined by Jessica Chobot (Nerdist News), Nerdist Industries president Adam Rymer, and the Nerdist editorial team: editor-in-chief Rachel Heine, Dan Casey (The Dan Cave), Malik Forté (Nerdist Play), Kyle Hill (Because Science), Matt Grosinger (Celebrity Playlist), and managing editor Alicia Lutes. The panel will talk sci-fi, superheroes, and what it's like to work at Nerdist.

Sunday March 27, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Microsoft Theater

11:00am

World Premiere: LEGO Scooby-Doo!: Haunted Hollywood
Get ready for hilarious hijinks in Tinseltown as Scooby and the gang head to Hollywood -this time in LEGO form. They visit a legendary motion picture studio that's haunted by movie monsters from classic old films. See the world premiere of this film, then stay to hear from members of the cast and crew as they tell the tales of making the movie. Cast includes Frank Welker (Scooby-Doo, Fred), Grey Griffin (Daphne), Matthew Lillard (Shaggy), Kate Micucci (Velma), notable voices actors Dee Bradley Baker, J. B. Blanc, and James Arnold Taylor, and the Mistress of the Dark herself, Cassandra Peterson! LEGO Scooby-Doo!: Haunted Hollywood will be available May 3, 2016 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

Sunday March 27, 2016 11:00am - 1:00pm
Room 408AB

11:30am

CAC #7: Comics Psychology from Wonder Woman and Wertham to the World Wide Web
A psychologist created the world's most famous superheroine. A psychiatrist attacked that psychologist and the character as part of his war on the comic book industry. One helped bring the Golden Age of Comics to life, one helped end it. Their repercussions have lasted to this day. After them, comics psychology largely died until the 21st century, when a growing number of psych pros resurrected it in books, blogs, podcasts, videos, and more. Join psychologists Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology; Captain America vs. Iron Man), Elizabeth Ann (Star Wars Psychology), Patrick O'Connor (Comicspedia), and Janina Scarlet (Superhero Therapy), along with Alan Kistler (Agents of Style) and Matt Munson (The Project Workbench) for a look at the comic book psychos.

Sunday March 27, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 411

11:30am

Comedy in Comics
Comedy in comics appears in all forms, from the tone of an entire story or the nature of the art, to a one-line gag in an otherwise serious story. Humor has always had a place in comics and moderator Nina Taylor Kester (Cartoon Art Museum) explores this important aspect with WonderCon special guests Kyle Baker (Plastic Man: On the Lam), Ming Doyle (DC Comics: Bombshells), Francesco Francavilla (Afterlife with Archie), Agnes Garbowska (My Little Pony), Joe Quinones (Howard the Duck), and Raina Telgemier (Sisters).

Sunday March 27, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 152

11:30am

Comic Book Editorial Panel 2016
Vince Hernandez (Aspen Comics VP/editor-in-chief), Matt Hawkins (Top Cow Productions publisher), Barbara Randall Kesel (editor), David Wohl (DC Comics editor), and Shannon Eric Denton (editor, writer) detail the keys to success in getting published and hired by a comic book publisher.

Sunday March 27, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 515B

11:30am

Cover Story
Some of the greatest artistry in comics today can be found not in the books but on the outside. What goes into designing a memorable, magnificent cover? This topic is discussed with examples by folks who've done it, featuring Paolo Rivera (Daredevil, The Valiant), Bill Sienkiewicz (Stray Toasters, Elektra: Assassin), and Annie Wu (Black Canary, Hawkeye). Presiding over the discussion is Mark Evanier.

Sunday March 27, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 502A

11:30am

How to Create Your Own Novel: From the First Idea to Publishing and What You Need to Sell Your Work to TV and Film
The Winner Twins, Brittany and Brianna, multiple award-winning and national bestselling science fiction authors, script writers, and producers, best known for their popular Strand series, will explain how to create your own novel step by step; from building your universe to overcoming writer's block to the different paths to publishing. The twins have taught their unique award-winning creative writing method to hundreds of thousands of convention attendees, teachers, and students across the country. They will be joined by Steven-Elliot Altman (bestselling author of Deprivers, game writer of 9Dragons, Pearl's Peril and Ancient Aliens) and Richard Hatch (Captain Apollo/Tom Zarek of Battlestar Galactica, author of the bestselling Battlestar Galactica book series), along with special guests, to share their war stories, answer your questions and teach you how to craft your story idea into a marketable novel, television series, or film franchise.

Sunday March 27, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 403AB

12:00pm

DC Entertainment: Sunday Conversation Co-Publishers
DCE's co-publishers are back and have lots to share! Jim Lee and Dan DiDio are the driving forces behind DC, Vertigo, MAD, and much more. This up-close-and-personal panel gives you a chance to step up and ask questions about your favorite comic book publishers!

Sunday March 27, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 151

12:00pm

Event and Cosplay Photography
Photographers and photojournalists Bill Watters (Bleeding Cool), Dave Luchessi (Disney), Geri Kramer, Jon York (York in a Box Photography), Mike Tuffley (Disney), and Deborah Kountz (DebShots Photography) discuss tips and tricks on getting the most out of photography at conventions. The conversation will cover tricks of the trade, changes in technology, how to get great shots at conventions, working with cosplayers and groups, and the ever-evolving legal aspects that surround photography. Experienced photographers as well as those shooting with their smartphones will all find something new to take away from the panel.

Sunday March 27, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 502B

12:00pm

Spotlight on Carrie Vaughn
Join New York Times bestselling author and WonderCpn special guest Carrie Vaughn for a talk and Q&A session about everything from her books, publishing experiences, lifelong geeky loves, and everything in between. Carrie is the author of the bestselling urban fantasy Kitty series, about a werewolf who hosts a talk radio advice show for the supernaturally disadvantaged. She's also written a number of other fantasy novels (After the Golden Age, Discord's Apple, Voices of Dragons, Steel), upwards of 80 short stories for publications ranging from Weird Tales to Tor.com, and she's a contributor to George R. R. Martin's Wild Cards series of shared world novels.

Sunday March 27, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 515A

12:00pm

Comic Creator Connection #2
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.

Sunday March 27, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 150

12:15pm

The 100 Special Video Presentation and Q&A
With Mt. Weather destroyed and tensions escalating among the various clans on the ground, The 100's sacrifices and heartbreaking choices have changed them forever. But now, as they set out to fortify their place in this dangerous new world, the question remains of what form that world will take: Will peace begin to take form, or will full-scale war break out among the Grounder clans? The twists are just beginning. Be among the first to get the scoop on what's in store for the second half of the third season. What is the City of Light? What is ALIE's end game? What challenges will the Sky People face next? See a special video presentation, followed by a Q&A with series stars Eliza Taylor, Bob Morley, Devon Bostick, Christopher Larkin, Lindsey Morgan, Richard Harmon, Isaiah Washington, and Henry Ian Cusick and executive producer Jason Rothenberg. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Alloy Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television, The 100 airs Thursdays at 9:00 pm on The CW.

Sunday March 27, 2016 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Microsoft Theater

12:30pm

Ball Jointed Dolls Collectors
Doll owners and enthusiasts gather to discuss the world of ball-jointed resin dolls from companies such as Volks, Fairyland, Iplehouse, and many others. Whether a seasoned collector or someone just starting out, you'll have the opportunity to learn basics and share tips. Come to share the beauty of your own unique doll, or just to see the dolls on display, from tiny to towering. It's a great opportunity to experience the different types of dolls in the world of BJDs. Make new friends, both real and resin!

Sunday March 27, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 515B

12:30pm

Behind Every Great TV Show
Take a look inside some of your favorite TV series with the people who make them come to life, as they share their candid thoughts on how to create and write the shows you love. Emily Andras (Wynonna Earp, Lost Girls), Amber Benson (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, The Last Dreamkeeper), Deirdre Mangan ( iZombie), and Carolyn Omine (The Simpsons) join moderator Allison Baker (IDW Entertainment) to give you the straight scoop.

Sunday March 27, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 403AB

12:30pm

CBLDF: She Changed Comics: The Women Who Changed Free Expression
Meet the women whose work changed what's possible for free expression in comics! In the Golden and Silver Ages, pioneering cartoonists challenged gender and color barriers to establish a place for women in comics. In the turbulent 1960s and 1970s, underground cartoonists used the comics page to advance feminism and teach public health, while the alternative cartoonists of the 1980s and 1990s produced groundbreaking personal and political narratives. This panel will also explore the editors and publishers who blazed new trails for mainstream and alternative comics and examine the creators who made the graphic novels that inspired today's landscape of increasingly diverse and empowering comics storytelling. Moderated by CBLDF editorial director Betsy Gomez.

Sunday March 27, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 502A

12:30pm

Teaming Up: Superheroes at Work
Working in teams always has its challenges, but imagine how hard it must be when that challenge is to save the world! When our favorite characters team up, it makes for some amazing stories. WonderCon special guests Brian Michael Bendis (Uncanny X-Men) and Charles Soule (Inhuman) discuss group dynamics in comics with moderator Jessica Tseang.

Sunday March 27, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 152

12:30pm

CAC #8: Comics, Teaching and Philosophy
Erika Rothberg (Loyola Marymount University) demonstrates the ways in which Watchmen can be used to teach introductory Foucauldian power theory to undergraduate students and keep them engaged with (instead of afraid of) critical theory. Derek Heid (Temecula Valley High School) shows how to use Dan Walsh's Garfield Minus Garfield to introduce the notion of "formalism" and literary theory in high school English classes and to demonstrate how adherence to rules and the perversion of those rules works within genre. Matthew Hoffman (Florida State University), and Sara Kolmes (Florida State University) examine the heteronormative and amatonormative shift in the transformation of Superman and Wonder Woman's relationship from platonic to romantic.

Sunday March 27, 2016 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Room 411

1:00pm

Star Wars Awakens Fans and Fan Art For All Ages
Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens's huge success has brought out fans of all ages to the theaters to see the first live action Star Wars film in 10 years. Hear the fans speak about what they loved, what they were surprised about, and what failed to live up to their expectations-all while the next wave of Star Wars fans explore advances made in the Star Wars Universe 39 years after its original release. Plus enjoy a special review of the incredible fan art inspired by The Force Awakens that has added a new layer and depth to your favorite characters. Panelists include Shawn Crosby (Rebel Legion), Kevin Pere (501st Legion), Jessica Woods (501st Legion), Ralph RJ Perez ( Star Wars fan), and moderator Anastasia Hunter.

Sunday March 27, 2016 1:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 502B

1:00pm

Getting into Comics and Staying There
UPDATED: Fri, Mar 18, 04:16PM
Breaking into comics panels are among the most popular at comic conventions throughout the country. Aspiring writers and artists are as in demand with publishers as social media wizards and Excel-loving number crunchers. Listen to the origin stories of Felipe Smith (All-New Ghost Rider), Sam Humphries (Jonesy), Chrystin Garland (Steven Universe and the Crystal Gems), and Mairghread Scott (Toil and Trouble), and the behind-the-scenes professionals they work with to make the comics you love to read! Moderated by Matt Gagnon (BOOM! Studios editor-in-chief).

Sunday March 27, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 515A

1:00pm

Spotlight on Scott Sigler
What is it about a great monster that draws you in? New York Times bestselling novelist and WonderCon special guest Scott Sigler writes stories full of monsters and mayhem, including some that look just like you. This spotlight will take a look at some of the best of his own creations and at the pop culture monsters that influence his work. From the creatures that crawl beneath San Francisco in his novel Nocturnal to the terror-inducing invaders in Infected, Scott finds unique ways to delight and frighten at once.

Sunday March 27, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 151

1:00pm

Toonstock 4: The Return of Warner Archives's Music Meister Sing-Along
Once more, with feeling! You're invited to the fourth celebration of toe-tapping, floor-stomping cartoon music, including the immensely popular sing-along with the Batman: The Brave and the Bold episode "Mayhem of the Music Meister." Join a bevy of special guests, from composers and songwriters to the voices carrying the tunes, as well as Warner Archive Collection podcast hosts Matt Patterson, D. W. Ferranti, and a few surprise guests for an entertaining, interactive look & listen at some of the great cartoon music of the past 50 years.

Sunday March 27, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 408AB

1:30pm

DC's Legends of Tomorrow Special Video Presentation and Q&A
When heroes alone are not enough, the world needs legends. In DC's Legends of Tomorrow, rogue time master Rip Hunter travels from the year 2166 back 150 years to assemble a disparate group of both heroes and rogues to confront the immortal threat of Vandal Savage-with not only the planet, but all of time hanging in the balance. From the creators of The Flash and Arrow, The CW's newest superhero team-up combines characters from both shows, in addition to new heroes from the DC Comics pantheon. This epic story puts the fate of the world in the hands of an unlikely team, and the battle to save Earth will be legendary. From Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, DC's Legends of Tomorrow airs Thursdays at 8/7c on The CW.

Sunday March 27, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Microsoft Theater

1:30pm

Live Art Demo with Ming Doyle and Joe Quinones
Join Ming Doyle (Constantine: The Hellblazer) and Joe Quinones (Howard the Duck) for a casual, audience heavy Q&A and live-art presentation. Joe and Ming will draw while they field any and all questions, suggestions, and Twitter mentions. Their original sketches will be given away to lucky attendees at the end of the panel!

Sunday March 27, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 152

1:30pm

Nerdist Science: Star Wars Edition
Kyle Hill (Because Science, Nerdist Science editor) and a group of scientists, engineers, and mega nerds discuss the secret science behind everything from Starkiller Base to lightsabers to BB-8. A large portion of the panel will be devoted to an audience Q&A, so get ready to geek out.

Sunday March 27, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 403AB

1:30pm

Spotlight on Kyle Baker
From Cartoon Network, MTV, and indie comics publishers to the big three, WonderCon special guest Kyle Baker (Nat Turner, Why I Hate Saturn) has had one busy career. The eight-time Eisner Award-winning writer/artist talks about all this stuff and what's next.

Sunday March 27, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 502A

1:30pm

The Writer's Journey: Breaking into Comics and Hollywood Scriptwriting
This panel addresses the question every aspiring writer wants answered: "How do I break into the business?" Hollywood screenwriters and graphic novel producers share insider information, publishing secrets, and the professional realities on how to develop your ideas into a viable property. Moderated by 2015 Disney/ABC Writing Program winner and 2014 Eisner Award nominee Brandon Easton (Marvel's Agent Carter, ThunderCats), the panel includes Geoffrey Thorne (Leverage, The Librarians), Erika Alexander (Concrete Park, Living Single), and Tony Puryear ( Concrete Park, the Schwarzenegger film Eraser). Topics will include how to hire artists and build a strong contract, how to seek out a publisher, and how to navigate the tough new world of intellectual property management in the digital frontier.

Sunday March 27, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 515B

2:00pm

Geeklings & Parental Units
Explore what it's like be a geek, working in a geek culture vocation, while raising a geekling. Join panelists for a rousing discussion of modern-day parenting, attending conventions, using devices, cosplaying, online privacy, and using tech to make you a better parent, as well as when is best to introduce kids to the Star Wars movies (and in what order?), and more! Bring your kids and your questions! The panel will have some coloring books to keep kids occupied so you can try to focus! Panelists include Melody Mooney (writer, Geekmom.com), Kendra Moras (Photography by Kendra Jean), Heather Pritchett (technical director, Disney Animation), and Cris Moras (lighter, Disney Feature Animation). Moderated by Theresa Wollenstein (organizer, Geeklings & Parental Units playdate group).

Sunday March 27, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 502B

2:00pm

Justice League vs. Young Justice
Two great animated "justice" series go head-to-head. Everyone is a winner as Warner Archive Collection celebrates both Justice League and Young Justice. Join some of the creative minds and talented voices behind both series, including the premier voices of Batman and Wonder Woman, Kevin Conroy and Susan Eisenberg. Leading the Justice League and Young Justice creators are Greg Weisman (Gargoyles), Brandon Vietti (LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes, Batman: Under the Red Hood) and everybody's favorite voice of Cyborg, Khary Payton. Join this panel for a blockbuster discussion of the two popular series under the guidance of Warner Archive Collection podcasters D. W. Ferranti and Matthew Patterson and moderator Gary Miereanu.

Sunday March 27, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 408AB

2:00pm

Unexpected Enemies, Unlikely Friends
Personal and political alliances make for strange bedfellows, companions, and frenemies in the tales of Josephine Angelini (Worldwalker Trilogy), Leah Thomas (Because You'll Never Meet Me), Chris Howard (Night Speed), and V. E. Schwab (A Darker Shade of Magic). Maryelizabeth Yturralde of Mysterious Galaxy moderates.

Sunday March 27, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 151

2:00pm

Valiant: Crafting Comics Spotlight
From pitches all the way to the printed page, find out how Valiant's superstar creators and crack editorial team create the award-winning series behind the largest independent superhero universe in comics today. Valiant editor-in-chief Warren Simons and publisher Fred Pierce go behind the scenes to reveal the secrets to developing and editing hit series like Bloodshot Reborn, Divinity, Faith, and X-O Manowar.

Sunday March 27, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 515A

2:00pm

CAC #9: Comic History
Emily Decker (American Academy of Art) unmasks the myth of the superwoman by compiling material from canonical feminist art history to connect the feminist movement in comics today with the feminist movement of the 1960s and the 1970s. Ajani Brown (San Diego State University) examines the legacy of Jackie Ormes, the first African American woman cartoonist, in her socially and politically aware strips Patty Jo 'n' Ginger and Torchy Brown, as well as the impact of Ormes' work on other cartoonist such as Barbara Brandon-Croft (Where I'm Coming From) and Aaron McGruder (The Boondocks). Andrew Fogel (Purdue University) argues that superheroes' fantasy geographies developed as an imagined Jewish homeland, a response to Jewish existence outside statehood-defined modernity.

Sunday March 27, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 411

2:30pm

Ask-an-Agent
UPDATED: Mon, Mar 21, 09:05AM
Literary agents Holly Root (Waxman Leavell Literary Agency), and Kate Testerman (kt literary) take your questions and discuss the wild world of manuscript querying, the role of agents in the publication and film rights process, and more! No pitches, please.

Sunday March 27, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 502A

2:30pm

Independent Comics Publishing; Artist & Storytelling
The Antidote Trust, America's number one indie cooperative, has been hard at work, collectively and as individuals. Members such as Sebastian Jones (co-creator of Stranger Comics, The Untamed, I Am book series, Dusu) are shaking up the comics and entertainment industries' landscapes. Hannibal Tabu (writer, Artifacts, Soulfire: Sourcebook #1, Waso, Project: Wildfire), a web producer and journalist will be sharing how he's able to get so much work done. Andre Owens (writer/publisher, Force Galaxia, writer/director, The Psychedelic Detective web series) will share his professional background. DeWayne Copeland (author, Ja Rel Sunstormer & the Port Controller of Cruzar, CV Nation) will be on hand to provide insights on how to execute excellence on a shoestring budget. Robert Roach (storyboard artist,Insomnia, winner of the inaugural Glyph Award, Menthu, The Roach) returns with updates on his recent activity. Others may also drop by.

Sunday March 27, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 515B

2:30pm

Spotlight on Russell Dauterman
Join WonderCon special guest Russell Dauterman, artist of Marvel's Thor and The Mighty Thor, for this panel about his career in comics. Russell will be talking about his digital art process, female Thor, breaking in, and more with moderator Sam Humphries (writer, Star-Lord). Plus, Russell will answer your questions and give a sneak peak of his upcoming work.

Sunday March 27, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 152

2:30pm

Star Trek's 50-Year Celebration with Roddenberry Entertainment
Rod Roddenberry (executive producer, son of Gene Roddenberry, creator of Star Trek), Trevor Roth (COO/head of development, Roddenberry Entrainment), and Tory Mell (producer, Roddenberry Entertainment) celebrate the sci-fi giant's golden anniversary! Join this panel for fun, prizes, and more! Rod and Trevor will partake in a Q&A session moderated by a surprise guest.

Sunday March 27, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 403AB

2:45pm

Encore Screening: Justice League vs. Teen Titans
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation offer an encore screening of Justice League vs. Teen Titans; the latest entry in the ongoing series of DC Universe original movies. 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. Watch a replay of a postscreening discussion, featuring several of the film's actors and 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.

Sunday March 27, 2016 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Microsoft Theater

3:00pm

A Golden Harvest of '90s Hong Kong Films
Bursting onto the international scene with a new form of martial arts screen action, the films of Hong Kong are some of the most influential in cinema history. From the '70s through the '90s, Golden Harvest introduced stars like Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung, Tsui Hark, and Jet Li to the world, and now Warner Archive is mining the depths of this unique library to bring a variety of action, historic, comedy, thriller, and fantasies like Pedicab Driver, The Blade, and A Terracotta Warrior to home entertainment for the first time. Join Warner Archive podcasters Matt Patterson and D. W. Ferranti along with several HK film experts and witnesses to the behind-the-scenes action for an outrageous exploration of a filmic flashpoint.

Sunday March 27, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 408AB

3:00pm

Spark Your Creativity: A Call to Action
Ladies unite to create more female-driven content. Accomplished female creators will discuss how to cultivate your ideas and bring them to life. Leave with inspiration, confidence, a solid plan of action, and tons of new ideas. All genders and ages welcome! Panelists include Patty Robinson (Pike & Trident), Jenny Lorenzo (Buzzfeed, Geekgasm), Heidi Cox (Stalking LeVar), Stephanie Thorpe (Elf Quest, Ladies & The Gents), and Kristen Nedopak (The Geekie Awards, The Skyrim Parodies).

Sunday March 27, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 502B

3:00pm

X-Over: The Cross Section of Gay Culture and Geek Culture
Once relegated to the fringe of society, LGBTQ culture has shifted dynamically into the mainstream over the last 15 years, as witnessed by the acceptance of marriage equality, a transgender Olympian receiving standing ovations, and more positive LGBTQ characters in film and television than ever before. Even the geekosphere, a traditionally straight boy's club, is increasingly crossing over into the queer realm with gay comic book characters like Midnighter, lesbian characters on Gotham andAdventure Time and Ryan Reynolds admittedly bisexual as Deadpool. Join Prism Comics and moderator Mike Ciriaco (Hype, writer for LA Weekly, Frontiers) as he discusses the origins, trends, and benefits of the overlap of geek and gay with panelists Josh Trujillo (Love Machines, Death Saves), Sina Grace (Self Obsessed), Tara Madison Avery (Gooch, Anything That Loves), Mike Manning (An Act of Love, Youthful Daze, Delirium), Jim McCann (Return of the Dapper Men, Mind the Gap), Ted Biaselli (The Haunting Hour, Spooksville), and Gordon Bellamy (game developer).

Sunday March 27, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 515A

3:00pm

Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog: An Interactive Whedon Musical
WonderCon is going out on a high note! The powers that be behind Whendopolis 2016, aka the folks who bring you the Buffy musical "Once More With Feeling" to close out San Diego Comic-Con, present an interactive screening of Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog! Come and revel in the musical genius of The Whedons! But remember, the best part of the show is up to you! Cheer for Dr. Horrible! Cheer for Penny! Cheer for Moist! Cheer for the Freeze Ray! Cheer, or whatever, for "Captain Hammer, Corporate Tool!" Just have fun and be sure to make Bad Horse gleeful. There will be audience participation; it isn't just for Rocky Horror and mob riots anymore.

Sunday March 27, 2016 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Room 151

3:30pm

Cartoon Design for Creative Kids
Hey, kids-it's time to draw some fun and funny cartoons! Kristian Andrew Sather (Cartoon Design Revealed) returns to WonderCon with his popular cartooning workshop. Kristian will demonstrate the techniques used in drawing fun cartoon characters. You will learn how to draw your own funny cartoon characters using basic geometric shapes and more. Be sure to join Kristian for this unique and exciting session!

Sunday March 27, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 411

3:30pm

Creating Comics for the Classroom
Comic creator Josh Elder (Comics That Make Kids Smarter) will share his methods for making comics that are classroom friendly while still being something that kids will actually want to read! Education expert Jeff Barbanell (board member of Reading With Pictures) will also be on hand to share best practices for using comics in the classroom.

Sunday March 27, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 152

3:30pm

Jack Kirby Tribute
They call him the King of the Comics and his influence is inescapable around the industry and around this convention. Today, 22 years after he left us, there's still so much to say about him, and some of it will be said by Steve Sherman (former Kirby assistant), Charles Hatfield (author, Hand of Fire: The Comics Art of Jack Kirby), Paul S. Levine (Kirby family attorney), and your moderator, Mark Evanier (former Kirby assistant; author, Kirby: King of Comics). Including another special guest or two.

Sunday March 27, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 502A

3:30pm

Star Wars: The Science Awakens
Could lightsabers ever be a reality? Does science matter when designing a Star Wars spacecraft? Which Star Wars droid gets NASA's seal of approval? Fon Davis (production designer, Star Wars prequel movies) Emily Manor-Chapman (NASA mission planner), Kieran Dickson (editor, Outer Places), Travis Langley (editor, Star Wars Psychology), Steve Huff (fight choreographer), and moderator Jenna Busch (Legion of Leia) break down the science behind a galaxy far far away and discuss whether Kylo Ren's Force Awakens lightsaber is genius or sacrilege.

Sunday March 27, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 515B

3:30pm

Starship Smackdown: Trek vs. Wars
The must-see panel of Comic-Con and WonderCon, as profiled on NPR's "All Things Considered," returns for another action-packed year of scholarly debate in a very special WonderCon edition: Wars vs. Trek, as only ships from Star Wars and Star Trek will compete. The winners will go on to duke it out at San Diego. Who will battle for the highly coveted Smackdown title this year? Can the Starship Enterprise defeat an Imperial Star Destroyer? Will the Millennium Falcon be assimilated by the Borg Cube? Will the Reliant be taken over by Rathars? Join this panel of sage spaceshipologists who've seen a lot through these eyes as they outwit, outplay, and out-phaser. Starring Steve Melching (Star Wars Rebels, The Clone Wars), Bobak Ferdowski ("Mohawk Guy" and actual spaceship builder), Ashley E. Miller (Thor, Power Rangers), Daren Dochterman (VFX supervisor,Star Trek: The Motion Picture: Director's Edition), Robert Meyer Burnett (ST: TNG blu-rays, The Hills Run Red), Jose Molina (Firefly, Agent Carter), and the Howard Cosell of the stars, moderator Mark A. Altman (50 Year Mission, The Librarians), along with what will inevitably be some very special surprise guests. End your weekend with the geekiest and most beloved panel of all-time in this or any other dimension, known or unknown.

Sunday March 27, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Room 403AB

4:00pm

Full-Time Creative Work on a Part-Time Schedule
This panel presents the vital basics of group management and networking, so covered topics can apply to any project, from hobbyist to professional purposes. Knowing the basics of group organization, forming and then working with a group without mortally wounding each other, is the difference between success or failure of your projects, and possibly friendships. No matter which industry (comics, illustration, TV/movies, webseries, webcomics, design, animation, costuming, cosplay, or blogging), breaking in has never been more apt a term than in today's media. The panelists are from a wide array of media so they can speak to a variety of topics and answer questions specific to your projects. Topher Davila (art director, Geekdom Wear), Sean Glumace (Adobe education leader), Brendan Creecy (Radio BrendoMan podcast), Ron Coleman, Ph.D. (Molecular Geneticist), Renah Wolzinger (higher education leadership: statewide technical assistance provider for data tools, California community colleges), Stephen Burns (Photoshop digital artist, author and lecturer), Gene Turnbow (general manager, Krypton Radio), and Mario Martinez (co-creator, TomatoTV) will speak, answer questions, and provide short interactive exercises where the audience can directly apply the topics covered. As an added bonus for attendees, there will be a giveaway of one-year subscription to Adobe's Creative Cloud.

Sunday March 27, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 515A

4:00pm

Psychology of Cult TV Shows: Episode 3
Back by popular request, this panel focuses on the psychology behind the most recent seasons of your favorite TV shows, including Doctor Who, Supernatural, Sherlock, Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Castle, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, and others. Join psychologists, Dr. Janina Scarlet (Superhero Therapy; Star Wars Psychology), Dr. Travis Langley (Doctor Who Psychology; Star Trek Psychology), actors Maurice La Marche (Pinky and the Brain, Futurama), and Chase Masterson (Star Trek, The Flash) and host Jenna Busch (Legion of Leia, Star Wars Psychology) in geeking out and discussing your favorite TV shows. Alan Kistler (Doctor Who: A History; Walking Dead Psychology) moderates.

Sunday March 27, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 502B

4:30pm

WonderCon Talk Back
So how'd we do in our first-ever WonderCon at the Los Angeles Convention Center? Bring your questions and experiences . . . good or bad! All are welcome!

Sunday March 27, 2016 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Room 515B