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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

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

1:30pm

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

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

Spotlight on Stephen Blackmoore
Novelist and WonderCon special guest Stephen Blackmoore will be talking about his books, writing, and publishing, plus an open Q&A.

Friday March 25, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 515B

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

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

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

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

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

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
 
Saturday, March 26
 

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

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

12:00pm

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

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

12:00pm

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

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

12:00pm

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

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

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

2:00pm

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

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

3:30pm

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

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

3:30pm

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

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

3:30pm

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

4:30pm

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

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

4:30pm

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

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

4:30pm

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

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

5:00pm

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
 
Sunday, March 27
 

10:30am

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

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

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

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

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

12:00pm

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

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

12:30pm

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

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

12:30pm

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

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

2:00pm

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

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

2:30pm

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