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Friday, March 25
 

12:30pm

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

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

1:00pm

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

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

1:30pm

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

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

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

3:30pm

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

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

4:00pm

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

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

4:00pm

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

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

4:30pm

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

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

7:00pm

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

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

7:00pm

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

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

8:30pm

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

Friday March 25, 2016 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Room 515B
 
Saturday, March 26
 

10:00am

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

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

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

12:00pm

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

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

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

12:00pm

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

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

12:00pm

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

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

1:00pm

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

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

2:30pm

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

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

2:30pm

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

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

2:30pm

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

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

5:30pm

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

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

5:30pm

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

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

7:30pm

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

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

8:00pm

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

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

8:00pm

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

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

8:30pm

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

Saturday March 26, 2016 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Room 515B
 
Sunday, March 27
 

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

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

2:30pm

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

3:30pm

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