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Friday, March 25


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


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


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

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


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
Saturday, March 26


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

Saturday March 26, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 403AB
Sunday, March 27


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


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