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Friday, March 25
 

12:00pm

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

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

12:30pm

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

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

12:30pm

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

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

12:30pm

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

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

1:00pm

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

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

1:00pm

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

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

1:30pm

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

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

1:30pm

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

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

1:30pm

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

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

1:30pm

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

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

1:30pm

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

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

2:00pm

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

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

2:00pm

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

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

2:30pm

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

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

2:30pm

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

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

2:30pm

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

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

3:00pm

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

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

3:30pm

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

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

3:30pm

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

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

3:30pm

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

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

4:00pm

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

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

4:00pm

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

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

4:30pm

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

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

4:30pm

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

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

4:30pm

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

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

4:30pm

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

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

5:00pm

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

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

5:30pm

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

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

5:30pm

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

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

5:30pm

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

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

5:45pm

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

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

6:00pm

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

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

6:00pm

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

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

6:00pm

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

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

6:30pm

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

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

6:30pm

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

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

7:00pm

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

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

7:00pm

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

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

7:00pm

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

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

7:30pm

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

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

8:00pm

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

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

8:00pm

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

Friday March 25, 2016 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Room 408AB
 
Saturday, March 26
 

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

11:30am

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

6:30pm

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

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

7:30pm

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

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
 
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

10:30am

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

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

11:30am

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

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

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

12:30pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2:45pm

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

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

3:30pm

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

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