Loading…

Sign up or log in to bookmark your favorites and sync them to your phone or calendar.

1: Programs [clear filter]
Friday, April 18
 

12:00pm PDT

Salem
UPDATED: Wed, Apr 09, 01:45PM
Executive producer Brannon Braga (Star Trek, Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey), co-creator/excutive producer Adam Simon and star Shane West (Nikita, ER, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen) reveal a sneak peek at the premiere episode of this highly anticipated new series from WGN America and Fox 21. Set in the volatile world of 17th century Massachusetts, Salem explores what really fueled the town's infamous witch trials and dares to uncover the dark, supernatural truth hiding behind the veil of this infamous period in American history. The screening will be followed by an audience Q&A. One lucky audience member will be chosen at random to receive a background role and an all-expense-paid trip to appear on an upcoming episode of the series!

Friday April 18, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Room 300AB

12:00pm PDT

What's Hot in Young Adult Fiction!
Strong protagonists, engrossing romance, humor, action, and angst! Join us for a Q&A session and chat about the hottest new titles and trends in YA fiction. Moderated by Lauren Billings (Sublime) and featuring Melissa de la Cruz (The Ring and The Crown), Jim DiBartolo (In the Shadows), Rachel Hawkins (Rebel Belle), Alyson Noel (The Immortals), Margaret Stohl (The Icons series), Michael Johnston (Heart of Dread series), and Kiersten White (In the Shadows).

Friday April 18, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Room 207

12:30pm PDT

501st and Rebel Legions: Costuming for the Good of the Galaxy!
Have what it takes to create an amazing Star Wars costume? Want to know more about joining the 501st Legion and/or Rebel Legion? "Trust in the Force"...and a little assistance from members from the 501st Legion (The Bad Guys) and the Rebel Legion (The Good Guys) who are here to help. Learn about basic costuming standards, what's involved, how to join, and more!

Friday April 18, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
Room 203

12:30pm PDT

Cartoon Network: Steven Universe
Believe in Steven! Fix your eyeballs and earlobes on the Steven Universe panel, brought to you by Cartoon Network! You won't want to miss the magical guardians of this new comedy dish, or sing, or whatever...on all things Steven!

Friday April 18, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
Room 300DE

12:30pm PDT

Comics Arts Conference Session #1: Introduction to Graphic Medicine
"Graphic Medicine" is a term coined in 2009 by UK physician and artist Ian Williams to refer to the intersection between the medium of comics and the discourse on health care. Since then, a diverse group of scholars, comic artists, patients, and health-care providers have been engaged in dialogue about how comics might further our understanding of the health-care system and those who interact with it. Dr. Michael Green (Penn State Hershey College and Medicine) and M. K. Czerwiec (Northwestern Feinberg Medical School), two of the pioneers of the field and the organizers of five international conferences on graphic medicine, will describe and share some of the rich body of work that now exists at the intersection of comics and medicine, exploring the rationale for the use of comics in medicine, ways comics have been integrated into medical education, and how that intersection might benefit health-care providers and patients alike.

Friday April 18, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
Room 210BCD

12:30pm PDT

Spiritual Themes in Comics
2014 looks to be a year for Biblical epics, with big budget movies such as Noah, Exodus, and Mary, Mother of Christ. Yet such Bible-based stories already have a long tradition within the comic book medium. The Christian Comic Arts Society hosts a discussion on the history and influence of the Christian comics movement. Panelists include Fred Price (Pastor of Crenshaw Christian Center), Eric Jansen (Foursquare Mission Press, God and Country Graphics), Kevin Yong (New Creation Now), Clint D. Johnson (Faithwalker, M 25:20 Inc.), and moderator Buzz Dixon (Serenity, G.I. Joe).

Friday April 18, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
Room 208

12:30pm PDT

The Sergio and Mark Show
Sergio Aragonés, Mark Evanier, and maybe others who bring you the award-winning, ship-sinking Groo the Wanderer have actual news of actual, for-real upcoming Groo comics as well as other exciting projects. Come hear Sergio explain what's up and then hear Mark translate it into English!

Friday April 18, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
Room 213

1:00pm PDT

Cosplay Makeup 101
This panel goes into what it takes to perfect your cosplay by having great makeup to go with it. It will cover beauty makeup, appliance application, special FX makeup, sculpting, molding, and casting. Dawnielle Banks (makeupbysiryn.com), Chrissy Lynn (nerdy-girlz.com), and Aubriana Zurilgen (Star Trek: Renegades), who have honed their craft in the makeup, film, and cosplay photography worlds, will help answer your questions about having your makeup match your costuming and cosplay. Turn your great cosplay into an amazing one with awesome makeup!

Friday April 18, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Room 210A

1:00pm PDT

DC Entertainment: All Access
At DC Entertainment, there's never been a better time to be a fan! Come by for unfiltered access to all things DC Entertainment! Find out what some of DC's biggest names have to share from behind the scenes! Joining the All-Access party will be some of the industry's top talents, so don't miss out!

Friday April 18, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Room 300AB

1:00pm PDT

Disney|ABC The Art of the Pitch: The Writer. The Director. The Story
The Disney/ABC Talent Development programs have launched the careers of many writers and directors, many of whom have worked on some of your favorite shows, such as ABC's Castle, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Once Upon a Time. What makes these individuals perfect for the program and right for the room or the production set? Disney/ABC's Creative Talent Development team and current program participants and alumni offer an engaging conversation about standing out, fitting in, and putting your best pitch forward. Moderated by Ken Choy (Wide Lantern).

Friday April 18, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Room 207

1:30pm PDT

Animal Farm All Over Again
Authors discuss worlds in which some characters are more equal than others. WonderCon Anaheim special guest Kiera Cass (The Elite), Pierce Brown (Red Rising), James Morris (Sky Bound), and Amy Talkington (Liv, Forever) discuss Chosen Ones, the haves and have-nots, gender discrimination, and more. Moderated by LeAnna Herrera of Mysterious Galaxy.

Friday April 18, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Room 213

1:30pm PDT

ComiXology: Ask Me Anything!
ComiXology spills the beans on everything you've ever wanted to know about digital comics and publishing, from steps on how to publish your own comic book through comiXology Submit to how to begin your own successful start-up just like comiXology. Chip Mosher (comiXology VP marketing and communications) and beaming in from the East Coast, David Steinberger (comiXology co-founder and CEO), answer all your burning curiosities in a no-holds-barred Q&A of epic proportions.

Friday April 18, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Room 208

1:30pm PDT

Spotlight on Steve Lieber and Sarah Ryan
WonderCon Anaheim special guests Steve Lieber (Superior Foes of Spider-Man) and Sara Ryan (Bad Houses) discuss creating comics, finding the core of a story, comics versus prose, collaborating while married, and more.

Friday April 18, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Room 203

1:30pm PDT

World War Z Previs Thru Postvis: How HALON Helped Prepare for the Zombie Apocalypse
Daniel Gregoire (HALON Entertainment CEO and founder) and Michael Jackson (HALON postvis supervisor) highlight the art of pitchvis, previs, and postvis with a special presentation on their work for Paramount Pictures's World War Z. Panelists will walk attendees through the process of building exciting shots and scenes from pitchvis to previs, onset, and postvis and delve into a discussion of 3D animation tools, motion capture, and the technology behind HALON's revolutionary hand-held cameras that allow directors to visualize complex scenes in the project before filming.

Friday April 18, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Room 300DE

1:30pm PDT

Comics Arts Conference Session #2: Beyond the Page
The influence of comics extends far beyond their paper. Victoria Minnich explores the value of comics as a research and education tool to visualize and personalize the operations of the southern California spiny lobster fishery, providing a case study of the possibilities for new media to generate collective meaning for a diverse and broad suite of audiences. Jeremy Johnson (University of Minnesota) explores the possibilities and limitations of graphic novels for the visually impaired and discusses the journey to create an "accessible" graphic narrative. In the process, he highlights the benefits of collaboration in the creation of narrative visualizations while raising an awareness of the accessibility of graphic novels. Renee Krusemark (Creighton University) builds on theories that reading graphic narratives involves both leadership and critical thinking, and uses The Walking Dead as a case study to explore how readers perceive leadership in comics and to discuss the potential of using comic books in the college classroom to address student critical thinking and leadership perceptions.

Friday April 18, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Room 210BCD

2:00pm PDT

Frozen: The Art of Story
Jeff Ranjo (Frozen, Surf's Up, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs), Fawn Veerasunthorn (Frozen, Hop, El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera), Nicole Mitchell (Frozen, Wreck-it Ralph, Winnie the Pooh) and Normand Lemay (Frozen, Rio) share a behind-the-scenes look at how the art of story was created for Walt Disney Animation Studios' Academy Award winning animated film, Frozen. The artists will showcase several sequences including Let it Go and talk about how the craft of story impacts the animated filmmaking process.

Friday April 18, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Room 207

2:00pm PDT

Teen Titans Go! Screening and Q&A
Producers Michael Jelenic (Batman: The Brave and the Bold) and Aaron Horvath (MAD), and members of the voice cast take the stage for a lively conversation and Q&A about your favorite teenage superheroes. And, of course, they won't be coming empty-handed as they will be bringing an all-new episode to screen exclusively for WonderCon Anaheim. From Warner Bros. Animation, Teen Titans Go! airs Wednesdays at 6:30/5:30c on Cartoon Network.

Friday April 18, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Room 300AB

2:00pm PDT

The Men Who Made Batman
2014 marks the 100th birthday of Batman's uncredited co-creator Bill Finger, the 75th anniversary of Batman's first appearance, the 50th anniversary of the "New Look" Batman, and the 25th anniversary of the Tim Burton motion picture that proved the world would welcome a serious Dark Knight. Celebrate by looking back at how Bob Kane and Bill Finger created the character and how ghost creators Jerry Robinson and Gardner Fox helped them shape the Caped Crusader's first year in print. Dr. Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight), Mark Evanier (Bill Finger Award), Alan Kistler (The Ultimate Batman Trivia Challenge), Robert O'Nale (The Cape Creator documentary), Jens Robinson (son of Jerry Robinson), and the rest of their super team of bat-experts unite to answer the question, "Who built the bat?"

Friday April 18, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Room 210A

2:00pm PDT

Special Sneak Peek Screenings
WonderCon Anaheim and Warner Bros. Television proudly continue the tradition of exclusive sneak peek screenings with two upcoming episodes of The 100, plus advance episode screenings of Revolution and Teen Titans Go!.

The 100-Be the first to see the next two all-new action-packed episodes of The 100 beginning with episode 6, "His Sister's Keeper" (scheduled to air 4/23) and followed by episode 7, "Contents Under Pressure" (scheduled to air 4/30). Set almost a hundred years after mankind nearly destroyed itself with nuclear war, a group of survivors living on a space station called the Ark take the first step to recolonize Earth, as 100 juvenile delinquents are sent to the surface to see if Earth is once again inhabitable. Facing uncertainty, and with the survival of the human race in their hands, these teenagers must learn to live with each other while facing countless other dangers on this wildly changed planet-that isn't quite as desolate as they were led to believe. The 100 stars Eliza Taylor (in Australia: Neighbours), Paige Turco ( Person of Interest), Thomas McDonell (Suburgatory), Marie Avgeropoulos (Cult), Bob Morley (in Australia: Neighbours), Christopher Larkin (90210), Devon Bostick (Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days), with Isaiah Washington (Grey's Anatomy) and Henry Ian Cusick (Lost). The series is executive produced by Jason Rothenberg (upcoming Twilight Zone feature), Elizabeth Craft (The Vampire Diaries), Sarah Fain (The Vampire Diaries), Leslie Morgenstein (Pretty Little Liars), and Gina Girolamo (The Lying Game). From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Alloy Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, The 100 airs Wednesdays at 9:00 pm on The CW.

Teen Titans Go!-Everyone's favorite teenage superheroes, the Teen Titans, will be dropping in with an all-new hilarious and action-packed episode of Teen Titans Go! Be one of the first to catch the latest superhero hijinks from DC's Robin, Starfire, Cyborg, Beast Boy, and Raven as they give viewers a look at what life is really like as a teen superhero . . . once the capes come off. Inspired by the original Teen Titans series from Warner Bros. Animation that ran for five seasons, the character-driven comedy focuses on the funny that happens in between saving the world and living together as teenagers without adult supervision. Teen Titans Go! features the principal voice cast from the original series, with Greg Cipes (Teen Titans, Ben 10: Ultimate Alien,Super Robot Monkey Team Hyper Force Go!, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) as the slightly dim but always loveable loafer Beast Boy; Scott Menville ( Teen Titans, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Ben 10: Omniverse, ParaNorman) as Robin, the slightly power-mad perfectionist and leader of the Teen Titans; Khary Payton (Teen Titans, Young Justice, Ben 10: Alien Force, Generator Rex) as Cyborg, a laidback kid who is half teen, half robot; Tara Strong (Teen Titans, The Powerpuff Girls, The Fairly OddParents, Rugrats) as Raven, the sardonic, deadpan demon girl; and Hynden Walch (Teen Titans, Adventure Time, The Batman, Generator Rex) as Starfire, an alien struggling to fit in. Warner Bros. Animation, Teen Titans Go! airs Wednesdays at 6:30/5:30c on Cartoon Network.

Revolution-As the second season builds to its intense apocalyptic finale, be among the first to see an all-new, high-voltage episode of Revolution. With Patriot plots stirring up trouble between the territories and shifting alliances between Neville, Monroe, and the Mathesons (now targeted as Enemy Number One), the invisible influence of an all-powerful, evolving nanotech develops into a growing threat for everyone. Turn on and tune in for the beginning of the end with one of Season Two's final episodes. Revolution stars Billy Burke ( Twilight films) as Miles Matheson, Tracy Spiridakos (Being Human) as Charlie Matheson, Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad) as Tom Neville, Zak Orth (Melinda and Melinda) as Aaron Pittman, David Lyons (ER) as Sebastian Monroe, and J. D. Pardo (Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn-Part 2) as Jason Neville, with Stephen Collins (Falling Skies) as Dr. Gene Porter and Elizabeth Mitchell (Lost) as Rachel Matheson. The series is executive produced by Eric Kripke (Supernatural), J. J. Abrams ( Lost, Person of Interest, Believe), Bryan Burk (Fringe, Star Trek), Rockne S. O'Bannon (Cult, Defiance), and Jon Favreau (Iron Man). From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Bad Robot Productions, Kripke Enterprises and Warner Bros. Television, Revolution airs Wednesdays at 8:00 pm on NBC.

Friday April 18, 2014 2:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Arena

2:30pm PDT

CBLDF: The History of the Comics Code
60 years ago this month, comics were put on trial in a nationally televised Senate subcommittee hearing that had shattering repercussions for this great American art form. The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund presents the shocking history of moral panic that led to this historic hearing and the birth of the Comics Code Authority, which regulated the medium's content for more than 50 years. CBLDF executive director Charles Brownstein tells the tale at this CBLDF presentation.

Friday April 18, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
Room 208

2:30pm PDT

IDW & Hasbro: Transformers, G.I. Joe, and More!
Join editor and writer John Barber and a host of all your favorite creators for a sneak peek behind all of IDW's Hasbro titles. Transformers! G.I. Joe! My Little Pony! Littlest Pet Shop! Prizes! Announcements! Q&A...and more?

Friday April 18, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
Room 213

2:30pm PDT

Spotlight on Paul Gulacy
WonderCon Anaheim special guest Paul Gulacy talks about his life in comics, including his groundbreaking work on titles such as Master of Kung Fu, Batman, Catwoman, Sabre, Six from Sirius, G.I. Joe, and much more.

Friday April 18, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
Room 203

2:30pm PDT

Strong Women and the Creators Who Empower Them
Comics are full of strong and powerful women, not just physically but mentally and emotionally. Moderator James Robinson (Fantastic Four) discusses how to create these female icons with the people who bring them to life. Panelists include WonderCon Anaheim special guests Rick Burchett (Lady Sabre),Cliff Chiang (Wonder Woman), Kelly Sue DeConnick (Captain Marvel), Georges Jeanty ( Buffy the Vampire Slayer), and Gail Simone (Batgirl).

Friday April 18, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
Room 300DE

3:00pm PDT

Comics Arts Conference Session #3: Graphic Novels and Comics in the Classroom: A Roundtable Discussion
Whether using graphic novels or comics to explain cultural differences, history, or art, there are many educational factors that sequential art can teach, in classes from the high school to the college level. Christina Angel (Metropolitan State University of Denver), Robert Weiner (Texas Tech University), Hannah Means-Shannon (Georgian Court University), Carrye Kay Syma (Texas Tech University), and James Bucky Carter (Washington State University)-the editors and authors of Graphic Novels and Comics in the Classroom: Essays on the Educational Power of Sequential Art-offer a lively discussion of the value of sequential art in and for education. This roundtable will focus on both the methodological and pedagogical approaches from the book, discussing the process involved in putting together the volume. The book's contributors will give their unique perspectives on the educational potential of using comics in the classroom.

Friday April 18, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Room 210BCD

3:00pm PDT

Just What Does An Editor Do?
Join Barbara Randall Kesel (DC, Dark Horse, CrossGen), Shannon Eric Denton (Lion Forge, Actionopolis), and surprise guest editors for agreement and debate as they cover some of the many answers to that question!

Friday April 18, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Room 210A

3:00pm PDT

Remakes, Reboots, and Requels
Welcome to the new world of Hollywood, where almost every movie is a remake, reboot, or sequel. A panel of geeksperts will discuss their favorite (and least favorite) recent remakes and reboots, from Batman Begins to Star Trek, while also offering advice for films that demand to be rebooted, remade, and revisited in the near future, from Galaxy Quest to Space: 1999, along with an audience poll of the property they'd most like to see remade. Featuring the acerbic Ashley E. Miller (Thor, X-Men: First Class), the sexy Steve Melching (The Clone Wars, Big Guy & Rusty, The Boy Robot), the delightful Daren Dochterman (Star Trek: Phase II), the rambunctious Robert Meyer Burnett (The Hills Run Red, Free Enterprise), the jocular Dr. Adam Jahnke (The Digital Bits), and dashing moderator David E. Williams (editor, GEEK magazine).

Friday April 18, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Room 207

3:00pm PDT

Star-Crossed: Exclusive Screening and Panel Discussion
It's a war of the worlds when an epic Romeo and Juliet romance ignites between a human girl and an alien boy, as he and others of his kind (Atrians) are integrated into a suburban high school after being banished for ten years. As this romance causes a violent encounter between their two families, can this couple's love-and peace between the species-survive? Join the cast of this spring's steamiest new drama, Star-Crossed, for an exclusive screening of a never-before-seen episode and a panel discussion with Matt Lanter (90210, Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Aimee Teegarden (Friday Night Lights), Grey Damon (Secret Circle, Nine Lives of Chloe King), Malese Jow (Vampire Diaries), Greg Finley, Titus Makin Jr., Chelsea Gilligan, and Victoria Platt, along with executive producers Adele Lim (One Tree Hill) and Meredith Averill (The Good Wife), for a first look at a futuristic story of forbidden love, Star-Crossed, from The CW network.

Friday April 18, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Room 300AB

3:30pm PDT

15th Annual Animation Show of Shows
NEW: Wed, Apr 09, 05:17PM
Animation impresario Ron Diamond returns to Wondercon with another incredible selection of animated shorts from around the world. Featured this year are two awesome works from France's Supinfocom, Jonathan Ng's ill-fated Korean action romance, Muscovite Yulia Aronova's charming My Mom is an Airplane, Bless You by David Barlowe Krelina and Academy Award winner Chris Landreth's newest triumph Subconscious Password. Also included is Pixar's Pete Doctor's original Student Academy Award winner Next Door and Pixar's rain swept love story Blue Umbrella and other great short animations.

Friday April 18, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Room 300DE

3:30pm PDT

Roddenberry Entertainment Presents
Trevor Roth (COO, head of development, creator of Days Missing, Worth), Tory Mell (producer, Roddenberry Entertainment), Rod Roddenberry (CEO, Roddenberry Entertainment), Chris Moreno (artist, Worth), Aubrey Sitterson (writer, Worth), Paul Morrissey (Eisner Award-winning editor), Brent Beaudette (eCommerce manager, Roddenberry Entertainment), and Ben Morehead (archivist, Roddenberry Entertainment), discuss their newest property, the comic book Worth, and a few surprises. Join the Roddenberry team for this Q&A session moderated by Tory Mell (producer and writer, Roddenberry Entertainment).

Friday April 18, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Room 208

3:30pm PDT

Spotlight on Marjorie Liu
Novelist and attorney (and WonderCon Anaheim special guest) Marjorie Liu has established herself as a cross-genre writer-from paranormal romance, urban fantasy, to comic books-including her latest run on Astonishing X-Men for Marvel Comics. Join her for a rare Q&A session, moderated by Mimi Cruz from Night Flight Comics!

Friday April 18, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Room 203

3:30pm PDT

Spotlight on Tommy Lee Edwards
Moderator Bernard Chang (Green Lantern Corps) presents in-depth look at WonderCon Anaheim special guest Tommy Lee Edwards' vast experience as a film and animation director, illustrator, and writer. Join them for this Q&A session and multimedia presentation on the creation of TLE's work on Vandroid, Turf, The Question, Marvel 1985, The Book of Eli, Star Wars, and more.

Friday April 18, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Room 213

3:30pm PDT

[CANCELLED] Axe Cop and Animation Domination High-Def
CANCELLED: Tue, Apr 08, 04:22PM
We regret to announce that this program has been cancelled.

Friday April 18, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Room 300DE

4:00pm PDT

Black Tiger: From Indie Comic to Indie Short Film
UPDATED: Wed, Apr 16, 01:24PM
This informational and inspirational panel reveals the do-it-yourself journey to transform an independent comic book into a short independent film. Learn firsthand what it has taken to get the film Black Tiger: Hunter Hunted to the screen. Experience the exciting preview of the film and engage in a Q&A with film stars Rico E. Anderson (Star Trek: Renegades), Mish'al Samman (Pit Boss), Lauren Weinberger (Black Rabbit), director Patricio Ginelsa (Lumpia), producer Lawrence Iriarte (The Matrix), creator John Hervey II, and Beyond Time co-owner Priscilla Hervey. Moderated by Winston F. Emano (founder, mano Y mano Media). Also have a chance to attend the film's world premiere screening starring also Robin Shou (Mortal Kombat), Angela Fong (former WWE Diva),at the neighboring UltraLuxe Cinemas GardenWalk on Saturday, April 19 at 7:00 pm.

Friday April 18, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Room 207

4:00pm PDT

Comic Book Law School(R): In The Beginning
Every project has a starting point, but not considering all of the important business issues from the start can cause you more damage than being caught in a flood with your ark half built. Luckily, the popular Comic Book Law School will help by supplying the ABCs of legal protections for creators, and maybe help you discover how to make protecting yourself an everyday part of the creative process. Noted IP attorney Michael Lovitz, author of The Trademark and Copyright Book comic book, sets down a solid foundation on intellectual property in this informative seminar. Starting with the basics on the ownership and protection of ideas, an understanding of copyright and trademark rights, including for works of authorship, characters, and names, this seminar will help guide you from conception through publication and beyond. Attendees are invited to participate in an interactive discussion about basic rights provided under U.S. copyright and trademark laws, as well as the registration process for each (and time permitting, how recent court decisions and changes in the law could affect those rights). Along the way, there will be plenty to learn about the protections, and pitfalls, of the U.S. trademark and copyright 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 1 credit of California MCLE.]

Friday April 18, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Room 210BCD

4:00pm PDT

DC Comics: Batman
Batman's crusade against the corrupt and evil has permeated the DC Universe and beyond! Join some of the hottest creators behind the Dark Knight for an exclusive look at what's in store for the World's Greatest Detective! There has never been a better time to walk the streets of Gotham City!

Friday April 18, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Room 300AB

4:00pm PDT

The New Wave Graphic Novel
Jim Di Bartolo (In the Shadows), Steve Lieber ( Whiteout), Sara Ryan (Bad Houses), and Gene Luen Yang (The Shadow Hero), all eminent graphic novelists, discuss their own works within the graphic novel form, as well as how today's increased acceptance of the graphic novel has led to new books, new authors, and new readers. Moderated by WonderCon Anaheim special guest and author Jim Pascoe.

Friday April 18, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Room 210A

4:30pm PDT

Comics and Pop Music: Beatles and Beyond!
Comic books and pop music share many common inspirations, and their histories have intertwined at many points over the last six decades. Patrick Reed (Depth Of Field magazine) brings together top creators to discuss the history of pop comics from the Beatlemania tie-ins of the '60s to today's cutting-edge titles.

Friday April 18, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm PDT
Room 300DE

4:30pm PDT

Firefly and Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Delving into the Whedonverse Series Artist Georges Jeanty
WonderCon Anaheim special guest Georges Jeanty takes you on intimate journeys through the lives of the crew of the Serenity as well as the Scoobys as they continued in the Dark Horse titles of these cult hit shows. Anyone interested in the Whedonverse, this panel is for you! Georges will be discussing his 20 years in the comic industry and talking about working with series creator Joss Whedon with stories and a Q&A about how seasons 8 and 9 came together...and maybe a little sing-along!

Friday April 18, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm PDT
Room 203

4:30pm PDT

James Robinson Comics Panel
Join James Robinson, writer of Starman, Fantastic Four, All New Invaders, Saviors and Airboy for a relaxed and informal Q&A as he discusses his past career as well as current and up-coming projects. All questions will be welcome, the more imaginative and inappropriate the better.

Friday April 18, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm PDT
Room 208

4:30pm PDT

Oddball Comics Live!
Cartoonist Scott Shaw! (Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew, Sonic the Hedgehog, Annoying Orange) reveals the secret history of comic books with such titles as Muggy-Doo, Boy Cat; Manuel Pacifico, Tuna Fisherman; and It's Fun To Stay Alive! that provoke the overwhelming question, "How the hell did this ever get published?" See why this hilarious presentation has been a fan-favorite at San Diego's Comic-Con International for decades!

Friday April 18, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm PDT
Room 213

5:00pm PDT

Cartoon Network: Uncle Grandpa and Clarence
What's better than a panel of one Cartoon Network Comedy? Two cartoon network comedies! Meet the talented magic-makers behind two of the newest comedies to join the Cartoon Network family: Uncle Grandpa and Clarence. Get your laughing muscles ready for an hour of cool content and commentary...times two!

Friday April 18, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Room 300AB

5:00pm PDT

E-Sports: How to Become a Pro Competitor
We’re seeing a groundbreaking evolution happening in e-Sports as pro players become recognized as professional athletes who are awarded visas and salaries. However, the journey for them has not been easy. Join Genese Davis (The Holder’s Dominion & MMORPG.com), Johnathan Wendel (Fatal1ty), Scott "SirScoots" Smith (MLG, Evil Geniuses), Eric Abramian (Blood Legion, Team Razer), Margaret Krohn (Sony Online Entertainment) and John Liao (Evil Geniuses) as they discuss the opportunities and obstacles players face when seeking viable careers as e-Sports competitors. This high-powered panel will divulge exactly what it takes to become a pro gamer and how the e-Sports evolution is impacting the video game industry at large.

Friday April 18, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Room 210A

5:00pm PDT

How to Build Your Own R2!
Come pick the brains of some local R2 builders to learn what it takes to build your own R2. Panelists Chris Romines, Mike McMaster, Mike Senna, and William Miyamoto will give you a look into the world of building a fully functional Star Wars R2 astromech. The panel is hosted by fellow builder Victor Franco.

Friday April 18, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Room 207

5:00pm PDT

Publicizing Your Project
Got a new comic, a new web series, a new novel, a new TV show, or a movie? That's great, but pretty meaningless if you and your friends are the only ones who know about it. How do you get the word out? Facebook and a webpage, sure. That's what everyone's doing. What can you do to cut through the clutter and get your stuff actually seen, actually talked about, actually out there so people can see it, read it, watch it, buy it? Craig Miller (Star Wars, Curious George) leads a panel of people who have been getting projects seen dating back to Star Wars, including Amy Ratcliffe (Nerdist, StarWars.com), Joe LeFavi (Quixotic Transmedia), and others, to give you their thoughts and advice on how you can do it for your project.

Friday April 18, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Room 210BCD

5:00pm PDT

Revolution Special Video Presentation and Q&A
Revolution's panel session, featuring stars Elizabeth Mitchell (Lost), David Lyons (ER), Stephen Collins (Falling Skies), executive producer Rockne S. O'Bannon (Cult, Defiance, Farscape), and additional names to be announced, will power up WonderCon with discussions on everything from nanotech head-trips to Patriot power plays to the possible reestablishment of the Monroe Republic. Join the "revolutionary" stars and creative team as they reveal exclusive information about the remaining episodes of season two. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Bad Robot Productions, Kripke Enterprises, and Warner Bros. Television, Revolution airs Wednesdays at 8:00/7:00c on NBC.

Friday April 18, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Arena

5:00pm PDT

Comic Creator Connection #1
WonderCon Anaheim 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, April 18, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM and Saturday, April 19, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM - writers and artists can sit down and meet each other in a neutral environment. (Please note: This isn't an ordinary WonderCon Anahiem program. Preliminary sign-ups for the CCC took place online before WonderCon Anaheim. 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 206B on the second level between 4:30 PM and 5:00 PM on Friday and Saturday.) Complete details are available on the Comic Creator Connection page on our website.

Friday April 18, 2014 5:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Room 206B

5:30pm PDT

How-To: Drawing with Jim
DC Entertainment co-publisher Jim Lee (Superman Unchained, Justice League, Batman) talks about his 25+ years in the comics industry and sketches your favorite characters live on the big screen in this engaging panel. This is a great opportunity to watch the creative process firsthand and learn the tips of the trade that bring DC Entertainment's characters to life.

Friday April 18, 2014 5:30pm - 6:30pm PDT
Room 300DE

5:30pm PDT

IDW Publishing: Hidden Treasures
IDW's VP of marketing Dirk Wood and a cavalcade of some of today's most exciting creators discuss some of IDW's more interesting programs and undiscovered gems. Featuring rising stars from David Wohl's Darby Pop imprint, the creative team from the hit digital America's Army comics, and many more. Witness Wood and company pulling back the curtain on IDW's most exciting new projects for 2014 and beyond!

Friday April 18, 2014 5:30pm - 6:30pm PDT
Room 213

5:30pm PDT

The Making of The Star Wars
WonderCon Anaheim special guest artist Mike Mayhew (Avengers) goes behind the scenes of the Diamond GEM Award-winning series, The Star Wars, from Dark Hose Comics. Mike will take you on a tour of the universe that was never meant to be, from its mysterious origins to a sneak peek at the collected volumes coming this summer.

Friday April 18, 2014 5:30pm - 6:30pm PDT
Room 203

5:30pm PDT

The Writer's Journey: Breaking into Graphic Novel and Hollywood Script Writing
In part one of the "Breaking In" series, panelists address the question every aspiring writer wants answered: "How do I break into the business?" If you are an unpublished writer with dreams of making it in the Transmedia marketplace and you don't know how or where to begin, this is the panel for you. Hollywood screenwriters and graphic novel producers Brandon M. Easton (ThunderCats (2011), Transformers: Rescue Bots), Geoffrey Thorne (TNT's Leverage, Ben 10), Jonathan Callan (Ben 10, Generator Rex), screenwriter Tony Puryear (the Schwarzenegger film Eraser), and actress/writer Erika Alexander (Maxine Shaw from Living Single, Concrete Park graphic novel from Dark Horse) share insider information, publishing secrets, and professional realities on how to develop your ideas into a viable comics proposal. Topics 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.

Friday April 18, 2014 5:30pm - 6:30pm PDT
Room 208

6:00pm PDT

Cartoon Network: Regular Show
Regular Show is bringing back a taste of extra-ordinary to WonderCon Anaheim. YEAUUUUUH! The ultra-talented cast and crew dish the exclusive scoop, sneak a few sweet treats, and delight your funnybone. There is nothing regular about this panel, and anything could happen!

Friday April 18, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Room 300AB

6:00pm PDT

Greatest GEEK Movies of 1984: Big Brother Wasn't The Only One Watching While Doves Cried
While Eurasia was still at war with Eastasia and Big Brother was watching you, some amazing movies slipped into cinemas, and our panel of experts are going to wax on, wax off about the great geek year of 1984 as they look back at such films as The Terminator, Gremlins, Repo Man, Ghostbusters, Dune, Splash, This is Spinal Tap, Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom, Star Trek III, Buckaroo Banzai, Body Double, The Karate Kid, Red Dawn, Night of the Comet and, of course, the incomparable Purple Rain. Celebrating the fact we still love the '80s will be Ashley E. Miller (Thor, X-Men: First Class), David E. Williams (editor, GEEK magazine), Robert Meyer Burnett (Star Trek: The Next Generation Blu-rays), Daren Dochterman (Star Trek: Phase II), Steve Melching (The Clone Wars, Transformers Prime), Bill Hunt (The Digital Bits), Joe Kraemer (Jack Reacher), and moderator Mark A. Altman (Free Enterprise, DOA: Dead or Alive). Be sure to attend because this panel is sure to get turned up to 11.

Friday April 18, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Room 207

6:00pm PDT

How to Make Beer Money with Your Comics
If you publish your own comics, you might wonder, "How can I turn this into something awesome, like beer?" Join the editors of indie comics publication The Devastator, Geoffrey Golden and Amanda Meadows, for practical tips on earning money with your art. They'll discuss which conventions are the best values for indie creators, selling your stuff to local shops, pricing with profit in mind, and more!

Friday April 18, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Room 210A

6:00pm PDT

The Art, Craft and Business of Acting in Today's Entertainment Industry
Golden Globe nominated actor, teacher, and director Richard Hatch (Battlestar Galactica Classic and Re-imagined, Cowboys and Engines, After the Harvest) shares the latest insights, techniques, and cutting-edge business strategies on becoming a dynamic, successful performer in today's entertainment industry.

Friday April 18, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Room 210BCD

6:00pm PDT

World Premiere: Son of Batman
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, DC Entertainment, and Warner Bros. Animation present the World Premiere of Son of Batman, the landmark 20th entry in the ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies. In the film, Batman learns he has a son, Damian-and to further complicate matters, the mother is Talia al Ghul, daughter of one of Batman's most dreaded enemies, Ra's al Ghul. When the odds quickly turn against Batman and Damian, Batman must become both father and mentor to the aggressive, agile new Robin. Together they form an uneasy alliance to try and thwart the criminal enterprise of Deathstroke and his army of ninja man-bats before there are international consequences. Be among the first to see this new film, then stay for a star-studded panel led by the voice of Batman, Jason O'Mara (Terra Nova, Life on Mars), producer James Tucker (Justice League: War), director Ethan Spaulding (The Simpsons, Avatar: The Last Airbender), dialogue director Andrea Romano (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns), character designer Phil Bourassa (Justice League: War), and some special guests. Based on Grant Morrison's famed DC storyline, Son of Batman arrives May 6 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD.

Friday April 18, 2014 6:00pm - 8:00pm PDT
Arena

6:30pm PDT

Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey
More than three decades after the debut ofCosmos: A Personal Voyage, Carl Sagan's stunning and iconic exploration of the universe as revealed by science, Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey continues on its voyage for the stars on the Ship of the Imagination with host Neil deGrasse Tyson. See a special advance screening of an upcoming episode.

Friday April 18, 2014 6:30pm - 7:30pm PDT
Room 300DE

6:30pm PDT

Independent Comics Publishing: Artist and Storytelling
Part 2 of the "Breaking In" panel from 5:30. With the comics and entertainment industries' landscapes changing so rapidly, The Antidote Trust, America's #1 indie collective, returns with more insights on you and your creative output. These indie professional will share input and experiences on everything from creating to distributing your productions. You're invited to share your insights too.

Friday April 18, 2014 6:30pm - 7:30pm PDT
Room 208

6:30pm PDT

Spotlight on Yanick Paquette
WonderCon Anaheim special guest artist Yanick Paquette (Batman, Swamp Thing) talks about his approach of comic medium, digital art, his collaboration with legendary writers such as Alan Moore and Grant Morrison, and more. Q&A session will follow.

Friday April 18, 2014 6:30pm - 7:30pm PDT
Room 203

6:30pm PDT

The Indoor Kids
The Indoor Kids is a Nerdist Industries podcast about video games, sure, but it's also about all the other things that keep us from frolicking in the sunshine-games, movies, TV, books, apps, and more! Come watch as comedian/actor Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley, Portlandia, Adventure Time) and writer Emily V Gordon (Flower Deranger) bring their podcast live to you at WonderCon Anaheim! With special guests Kevin Pereira (Attack of the Show), comedian Jordan Morris, and more!

Friday April 18, 2014 6:30pm - 7:30pm PDT
Room 213

7:00pm PDT

Behind the Scenes: Secrets of Creating Scripted Television
UPDATED: Mon, Apr 14, 09:43AM
Learn what it takes to create an hour of scripted television from the professionals. From writing to directing to editing to providing the finishing musical touches, producer/director Tom Grey (Cocktails with Stan), composer Tim Jones (Chuck), writer Kam Miller (Law & Order: SVU), writer Keto Shimizu (Arrow), and First Assistant Director David Trotti (Burn Notice) pull back the curtain to give you a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into the shows you love.

Friday April 18, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm PDT
Room 210A

7:00pm PDT

PodCRASH with That Chris Gore Live
Chris Gore (Geektime SiriusXM Howard 101) presents an epic night of comedy with his live podcast along with special guests Yoshi Obayashi (Comedy Central), cosplay queen Adrianne Curry (America's Next Top Model), other comedians and a special presentation of the Kings of Cosplay Comedy.

Friday April 18, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm PDT
Room 207

7:00pm PDT

Story Worlds: Franchise Creation Workshop
What are the elements of successful franchises? Where do transmedia properties come from? How can you create a story world that spans multiple platforms? New York Film Academy professors Nunzio DeFilippis (New X-Men, director of curriculum development- screenwriting department), Adam Finer (chair of industry outreach and professional development, chair of media studies), and Adam Moore (Dirt 3, associate chair-screenwriting department), analyze the core elements of a variety of preexisting properties and will take attendee ideas and examine their transmedia franchise potential.

Friday April 18, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm PDT
Room 210BCD

7:00pm PDT

The Latest from Geek & Sundry! Wil Wheaton's TableTop Season 3 and the new scripted series Spooked!
NEW: Wed, Apr 09, 09:49AM
Join Wil Wheaton (Big Bang Theory) and Felicia Day (The Guild) as they discuss the phenomena of TableTop gaming and reveal new insights into Season 3 of the hit digital series TableTop. Executive produced by Bryan Singer (X-Men: Days of Future Past) and Felicia Day, Spooked is a paranormal comedy following the misadventures of the ‘Paranormal Investigation Team' (P.I.T.) as they investigate phenomena at haunted locations across the country. Starring Julian Curtis (Captured), Neil Grayston (Eureka), Ashley Johnson (The Killing), Derek Mio (Greek) and Shyloh Oostwald (In Time). Meet the cast & crew as we screen the world premiere of the trailer!

Friday April 18, 2014 7:00pm - 8:30pm PDT
Room 300AB

7:30pm PDT

How to Break into or Expand Your Career in Hollywood
In this slightly insane mash-up, The Winner Twins, multiple award-winning and national bestselling sci-fi authors, scriptwriters, and producers, moderate a panel filled with celebrities, producers, agents, and directors who have already made it in Hollywood. They will share the stories of their success and describe how to break into Hollywood today. Each will bring their experience and real-world knowledge. Panelists include Rampage Jackson (legendary MMA Fighter, The A Team), John Morrison (world-renowned wrestler, actor, screenwriter, producer), Chavo Guerrero, Jr. (world-renowned wrestler, actor, personality), Richard Hatch (legendary actor, Captain Apollo, Tom Zarek of Battlestar Galactica), Rob Prior (artist, director, creator of the TV show Red Brick Road with Warner Brothers), and Cal Boyington (former head of alternative television at Paradigm Talent Agency, former talent & packaging agent at ICM, known for Workaholics, Whale Wars among many others). An announcement will be made at the end of the panel involving a top secret Hollywood project.

Friday April 18, 2014 7:30pm - 8:30pm PDT
Room 300DE

7:30pm PDT

James Bonding
Who doesn't love 007? James Bonding is the podcast where everyone's favorite MI6 agent gets analyzed and discussed by Matt Mira (The Nerdist Podcast, Attack of the Show) and Matt Gourley (Superego, Drunk History). Come watch as the pair get into the ultimate debate of who is the best double-O alongside a panel of fellow Bond lovers fighting for their James.

Friday April 18, 2014 7:30pm - 8:30pm PDT
Room 213

7:30pm PDT

New Golden Age of Animation
Changes in new media always usher in a new golden age of animation. Just as film brought innovations to TV animation, then again with cable, the Internet opens up opportunities for the next generation. We're at the forefront of the next golden age of animation as new audiences find new creative voices working on the Internet. Featuring the leaders in Internet cartoons and animation today, including Ed Skudder and Zack Keller (co-creators of Dick Figures), Breehn Burns (writer/director of Bravest Warriors), Emily Brundige (creator of Pubertina), and Eric Homan (VP of development for Frederator Studios). Moderated by Nate Olson (director of marketing for Frederator).

Friday April 18, 2014 7:30pm - 8:30pm PDT
Room 208

7:30pm PDT

Queer Horror
Horror films, TV shows, books, and comics are more popular than ever. Authors, filmmakers, and comics creators are always looking for new twists to the medium, including presenting LGBT subtext, plot elements, and characters. But does a gay horror genre exist, and if so what makes it different from mainstream horror? Do queer horror creators bring a different sensibility to the medium? Has the current surge of LGBTQ acceptance and civil rights influenced the horror genre? Prism Comics and moderator/horror expert Sean Abley (Fangoria,Out in The Dark) explore these and other aspects of this popular genre from a queer perspective. Panelists include Paul Etheredge Outz (Hellbent), Jeffrey Reddick (Final Destination, Day of The Dead), J. T. Seaton (Nightshadows, NOLA Horror Film Fest), Jody Wheeler (The Dark Place, Door Q), and others to be announced.

Friday April 18, 2014 7:30pm - 8:30pm PDT
Room 203

8:00pm PDT

Carol Corps Meet-Up
WonderCon Anaheim special guest Kelly Sue DeConnick's reimagining of Carol Danvers, the former Ms. Marvel, into the new Captain Marvel has inspired legions of fans to come together as the Carol Corps. Here's your chance to meet and greet some of your fellow Corps members who are attending WonderCon, along with Kelly Sue herself.

Friday April 18, 2014 8:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
Room 207

8:00pm PDT

Husbands: Breaking Through
Jane Espenson (Buffy, Battlestar Galactica, Once Upon a Time), Brad Bell (VH1's Pop-Up Video), Sean Hemeon (Bloomers), and director Eli Gonda (The Kid) discuss the breakthrough year of the groundbreaking series viewable at CWSeed.com with moderator Jenna Busch (entertainment editor, Fan Voice).

Friday April 18, 2014 8:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
Room 210BCD

8:30pm PDT

Nobility: Sci-Fi by Fans for Fans
Nobility is a fun sci-fi web series dubbed "The Office meets Firefly." In this story about humanity's most powerful starship with a crew that's anything but noble, follow the misfit crew of the Starship Nobility as they careen through the most dangerous events of the 28th century! This panel is an opportunity to meet some of the awesome cast: Claudia Christian (Babylon 5), Cas Anvar (Assassin's Creed), Darren Jacobs (Starship: Rising), and James Kyson (Heroes). You will also be able to speak with the minds behind Nobility: writer/creator E. J. De la Pena (Jingle All the Way), director Neil Johnson (Humanity's End), art director Al (Tiki) Zequeira (Star Trek DS9), and composer Charles-Henri Avelange (Starship: Rising). Learn how you can help create the kind of sci-fi fans want to see!

Friday April 18, 2014 8:30pm - 9:30pm PDT
Room 208

10:25pm PDT

Is This A Zombie?
Due to some mature themes/content, no one under 18 will be allowed into the anime room after 10:00 pm unless accompanied by a parent or adult legal guardian.

Friday April 18, 2014 10:25pm - 10:50pm PDT
Marquis Ballroom Northwest, Lobby Level, Anaheim Marriott Hotel

11:30pm PDT

Ikki Tousen: Dragon Destiny
Due to some mature themes/content, no one under 18 will be allowed into the anime room after 10:00 pm unless accompanied by a parent or adult legal guardian.

Friday April 18, 2014 11:30pm - 11:55pm PDT
Marquis Ballroom Northwest, Lobby Level, Anaheim Marriott Hotel
 
Saturday, April 19
 

10:30am PDT

Creative Roles in Entertainment
Creative roles in the entertainment world cross the businesses of animated television, feature animation, visual effects, games and the web industries. Join industry leaders Matt Roberts (artistic recruiter, Walt Disney Animation Studios), Brooke Keesling (manager, animation talent development, Cartoon Network), Scott Campbell (artistic recruiter, Blizzard Games), Andy Cochrane (interactive and new media director, DFX supervisor, Mirada Studios), and Jeff Gill (creative director, JibJab Media, Inc.), as they share an insider's look at the different roles within each of these business and discuss similarities and differences of the formats.

Saturday April 19, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am PDT
Room 300DE

10:30am PDT

Spotlight on Cliff Chiang
From breaking into comics to rebooting iconic heroes, WonderCon Anaheim special guest Cliff Chiang (artist on Wonder Woman, Green Arrow & Black Canary, Doctor 13) discusses his art, career, and creative choices in a candid one-on-one interview with DC Entertainment's John Cunningham.

Saturday April 19, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am PDT
Room 213

10:30am PDT

That '70s Panel
What was it about comics in the seventies that made them so different from the ones that had gone before and the ones since? Witness a lively discussion on the topic among four folks who brought you comics then: Marty Pasko (Superman), Len Wein (Swamp Thing), Marv Wolfman (Tomb of Dracula), and your moderator, Mark Evanier (Scooby Doo).

Saturday April 19, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am PDT
Room 203

10:30am PDT

The Battle For Multicultural Heroes
The pop culture explosion through gaming, comics, TV, and film has opened up new opportunities for cultural diversity; however, many obstacles still exist. In this humorous but poignant discussion, diverse geek experts discuss breaking ethnic stereotypes, current casting controversies, and what changes need to happen for us to boldly go into the future. Panelists include Tony Kim (founder of Crazy4ComicCon.com), comedian Andre Meadows, Emily Ong (founder of TheStylishGeek.com), and clinical psychologist Dr. Andrea Letamendi.

Saturday April 19, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am PDT
Room 208

10:30am PDT

Comics Arts Conference Session #4: Spotlight on Gail Simone
From her early work on the "Women In Refrigerators" website to her present work for DC, WonderCon Anaheim special guest Gail Simone (Batgirl) has been and continues to be one of the most influential comics writers in the industry. She has also been one of the most influential commentators on gender and sexuality in the medium. Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight) moderates a discussion of Simone's past, present, and future career, writing characters from Wonder Woman to Red Sonja to Wolverine.

Saturday April 19, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Room 210BCD

11:00am PDT

Comics in Action
Ever wondered what it takes to create that in-your-face action that's in your favorite comics? Here is your chance to hear from Tommy Lee Edwards (Wolverine), Paul Gulacy (Master of Kung Fu), Steve Lieber (Whiteout), Mike Mayhew (The Star Wars), Yanick Paquette (Swamp Thing), and moderator Mark Waid (Daredevil) on how they create the comics action we crave!

Saturday April 19, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Room 207

11:00am PDT

Falling Skies Season 4
TNT's epic drama Falling Skies-from Amblin Television and executive producer Steven Spielberg-tells the extraordinary story about life and survival in the wake of a catastrophic alien invasion. Stars and producers from the series provide details on the upcoming Season 4 premiere. In addition, fans will get to enjoy exclusive, never-before-seen footage from the upcoming season. Since premiering as basic cable's #1 new series of 2011, Falling Skies has ranked as one of the Top 20 original series on basic cable with total viewers and key adult demos.

Saturday April 19, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Room 300AB

11:00am PDT

Lion Forge Comics
Senior editors Shannon Eric Denton (Lion Forge) and Adam Staffaroni (Roar Comics) are joined by the next generation of creators to discuss their projects and the new all-ages imprint Roar Comics. Projects include Saved By The Bell, Punky Brewster, Airwolf, Knight Rider, Miami Vice, and original creations Rampage Jackson: Street Soldier, Catalyst Prime, Trimaxx, and Bulletproof Knights. Moderated by Dennis Haskins, aka Mr. Belding from Saved By The Bell! As the immortal Jessie Spano would say, "I'm so excited!"

Saturday April 19, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Room 210A

11:00am PDT

Warner Bros. Presentation
UPDATED: Tue, Apr 15, 04:27PM
This panel will feature these exciting films; Edge of Tomorrow with Bill Paxton, Into the Storm with Steven Quale, Richard Armitage, Arlen Escarpeta, Jeremy Sumpter and Max Deacon and Godzilla with Gareth Edwards.

Saturday April 19, 2014 11:00am - 12:30pm PDT
Arena

11:30am PDT

Layers Upon Layers
WonderCon Anaheim special guest Peter Straub (Mrs. God), Django Wexler (The Forbidden Library), Christopher Long (Hero Worship), Marlene Perez (Dark Descent), Richard Kadrey (Dead Set), Cameron Baity and Benny Zelkowicz (The Foundry's Edge), and moderator LeAnna Herrera of Mysterious Galaxy discuss the art and science of creating. Authors will discuss building a story and a world readers connect to, and the use of unreliable narrators, metafiction, and other tools of the trade.

Saturday April 19, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Room 213

11:30am PDT

Popular TV Superheroes Look Better in Blu
Warner Archive Collection continues to thrill fans with Blu-ray presentations of some of the popular recent DC-based animated TV series. Revisit Green Lantern: The Animated Series, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, and Beware the Batman with producers, directors, writers, and voice talent, and discuss WAC's potential future offerings. WAC podcast hosts D. W. Ferranti and Matthew Patterson lead a panel that features GL:TAS producers Giancarlo Volpe and Jim Krieg, actor Josh Keaton, BTBATB producer James Tucker, and other surprise guests.

Saturday April 19, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Room 300DE

11:30am PDT

The Hand That Draws: Art Directors Guild Illustrators Who Work in Two Worlds
Trevor Goring (storyboard artist, Thor: The Dark World), Gabriel Hardman (storyboard artist, Inception), Benton Jew (storyboard artist, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), and Aaron Sowd (storyboard artist, After Earth) discuss the challenges and joys of working on comic books and graphic novels as well as movies, TV, and commercials in this session moderated by Tim Burgard (storyboard artist, Jurassic World).

Saturday April 19, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Room 208

11:30am PDT

Valiant Comics: Inside Valiant First
The Valiant First initiative begins right here at WonderCon Anaheim! With Armor Hunters, the Earth-shaking comic book event of 2014 just weeks away, check in with an all-star panel of Valiant creators and staff to find out what the future holds for X-O Manowar and Unity! Plus: Rai! Quantum and Woody! Bloodshot! Harbinger! And much more!

Saturday April 19, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Room 203

12:00pm PDT

Comic Creators: Playing Well with Others
What is it like to work on a comic with a partner? How does that differ from being the sole person responsible? Join moderator James Robinson (Starman) as he discusses whether or not creating comics is a team sport with creators Katie Cook (My Little Pony), Jim Pascoe (Undertown), Sara Ryan ( Bad Houses), and Cully Hamner (RED).

Saturday April 19, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Room 207

12:00pm PDT

Kotobukiya Spring Preview 2014
Get an exclusive look into the newest Kotobukiya products coming out soon and in development. Have a question or comment? The Q&A session is the perfect place to be heard! Want to win some free stuff? The now famous Lucky Draw will give you a chance to walk away with some awesome Kotobukiya collectible prizes!

Saturday April 19, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Room 210A

12:00pm PDT

The 100 Special Video Presentation and Q&A
The cast and producers of 100 present a lively discussion of the series and what you can expect from the rest of the action-packed first season. Set a hundred years after our world was decimated by a nuclear Armageddon, the series follows the surviving population on the Ark space station as they take the first step toward recolonize the Earth-sending 100 juvenile delinquents to the planet's surface to see if Earth is once again habitable. With the survival of the human race in their hands, these teenagers must learn to live with each other while facing countless other dangers on this wildly changed planet-that isn't quite as desolate as they were led to believe. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Alloy Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, The 100 airs Wednesdays at 9:00/8:00c on The CW.

Saturday April 19, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Room 300AB

12:00pm PDT

Comics Arts Conference Session #5: Comics and Women
Do women in spy thrillers have to be Miss Moneypenny? Do superheroines have to be sexualized? And do femme fatales have to have hearts of gold? Michele Brittany (Spyfi & Superspies) discusses how Ed Brubaker's Velvet breaks the stereotypical spy story by leading with a strong female protagonist. Deanna Rodriguez (Texas State University) examines the letter pages of Captain Marvel to show that changing Carol Danvers' costume removes the power of the male gaze and empowers female readers. And Christine Ferguson explains why Catwoman's history as a sex worker doesn't mean, and shouldn't mean, she has to lose her edge.

Saturday April 19, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm PDT
Room 210BCD

12:30pm PDT

Cartoon Voices
It's one of the most popular panels at any convention! Five masters of speaking for animated superstars demonstrate their talents. The dais will consist of Greg Berg (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Gregg Berger (The Transformers), Candi Milo (Dexter's Laboratory), WallyWingert (The Avengers), Debi Derryberry (Jimmy Neutron), and Fred Tatasciore (The Hulk). And it's all moderated by animation voice director Mark Evanier (The Garfield Show).

Saturday April 19, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
Room 300DE

12:30pm PDT

CBLDF: Tales From The Code-True Tales of Censorship
For more than 50 years, American comic books were subject to the censorship of the Comics Code, a system born from a time when comics were burned in the streets and blamed for all of society's ills. Though the Code is gone, its influence remains. The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund gathers top storytellers who worked under the Code's strictures to tell the tales of how its censorship touched their creative visions. Join Marv Wolfman and others for this panel moderated by Charles Brownstein.

Saturday April 19, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
Room 203

12:30pm PDT

Spotlight on Robert Venditti
New York Times bestselling writer of X-O Manowar, Green Lantern, The Flash, and more, WonderCon Anaheim special guest Robert Venditti answers questions about breaking into comics, the craft of writing, and what's in store this summer for some of your favorite characters.

Saturday April 19, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
Room 208

12:30pm PDT

Top Cow's Turning 22!
Celebrate 22 years of Top Cow with Matt Hawkins (president and COO). Be the first to hear exclusive information about the future of Cyber Force, Aphrodite IX, Witchblade, and the rest of the Top Cow Universe-both in the printed comics and other media! Get the inside scoop on the books that will make up the next wave of Top Cow's Minotaur Press imprint to follow in the wake of the smash hit Think Tank. With Larime Taylor (creator, A Voice in the Dark).

Saturday April 19, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
Room 213

12:35pm PDT

Okami-San and Her Seven Companions
Okami-San and Her Seven Companions

Saturday April 19, 2014 12:35pm - 1:00pm PDT
Room 205AB

12:45pm PDT

Twentieth Century Fox Presentation
Saturday April 19, 2014 12:45pm - 2:45pm PDT
Arena

1:00pm PDT

Once Upon a Time
UPDATED: Fri, Apr 04, 03:15PM
Calling all Once Upon a Time fans! Co-creators and executive producers Edward Kitsis (Lost) and Adam Horowitz (Lost) invite you to an exclusive screening of an upcoming all-new episode of Once Upon a Time. Following the exclusive sneak peek, the executive producers will be joined by Josh Dallas (Thor) an Rebecca Mader (Lost) as well as other surprise guests for a must-see panel where secrets will be revealed. All attendees will receive a limited-edition WonderCon Anaheim giveaway.

Saturday April 19, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Room 300AB

1:00pm PDT

Overwatch
Marc Guggenheim (Arrow, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters) shares his first novel, Overwatch, which blends the espionage and legal thriller genres while delving into the inner workings of the CIA. Join Marc for this Q&A session moderated by Sandra Gonzalez (Entertainment Weekly), as they discuss what inspired Marc to write his first novel and his work in television, film, and comic books.

Saturday April 19, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Room 207

1:00pm PDT

Psychology of Cult TV Shows
Join a panel of therapists and scientists (mad or otherwise), Dr. Janina Scarlet (The Superhero Manual), Josué Cardona (Geek Therapy), Dr. Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight), and Elizabeth Ann (NerdLush), as well as some surprise guests in discussing the psychology behind TV shows such as Doctor Who, Sherlock, Firefly, Arrow, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and others. Find out how TV shows might help us cope with painful experiences and geek out in discussing such fundamental questions as: With all the regenerations, what is the Doctor’s true identity? What makes Sherlock a better detective than London’s finest? What does psychology tell us about the demons that live inside us? With these questions and more, this panel is a must for loyal fans of these shows.

Saturday April 19, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Room 210A

1:30pm PDT

Hanna-Barbera History
Learn the history of the world's most prolific cartoon studio and meet some of the men who brought you shows like The Flintstones, Yogi Bear, Scooby Doo, and even the Wacky Races! Your host Mark Evanier (who worked there in the eighties) interrogates men who were there in the sixties and before: Tony Benedict, Jerry Eisenberg, Wally Burr, and maybe a few others.

Saturday April 19, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Room 300DE

1:30pm PDT

Holy Bleep, Batman! or Censorship and Animation
What can't you say in a cartoon? What can't you show? Why? Who says? Writers, producers, and studio executives from daytime and primetime animated television series-including Craig Miller (Curious George, Beast Wars), Patric Verrone (Futurama), Ted Biaselli (VP, programming & development, The Hub), John Derevlany (LEGO Legends of Chima, Gerald McBoing Boing), and Roland Poindexter (vice president, TV development, 20th Century Fox Animation)-tell tales out of school about Broadcast Standards & Practices, sponsor demands, what they didn't get to do, and what they got away with.

Saturday April 19, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Room 203

1:30pm PDT

IDW Publishing: The Greatest Panel in the Known Universe
Company president Greg Goldstein, chief creative officer and editor-in-chief Chris Ryall are joined by senior editor Scott Dunbier and VP of marketing Dirk Wood, along with guests, including IDW creators, past, present and future! Announcements, prizes, Q&A, semi-professional wrestling, and more!

Saturday April 19, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Room 213

1:30pm PDT

Spotlight on Tony Daniel
WonderCon Anaheim special guest and DC Comics' own Tony Daniel (Batman, Superman/Wonder Woman) is on hand for an hour of discussion and drawing. Be part of the creative process as Tony draws your ideas and gives them away as prizes! There will be an "Ask Anything" segment as well as a visual presentation depicting the creative process of a typical Superman/Wonder Woman page.

Saturday April 19, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Room 208

1:30pm PDT

Comics Arts Conference Session #6: Comics and Transnationality
Brittany Tullis (St. Ambrose University) discusses how Jaime Hernandez's characters model "alternative femininities," a range of identities that shatters the boundaries of contemporary constructions of Latina femininity and patriarchal power. Grace D. Gipson (University of California, Berkeley) examines the evolution of the X-Men's Storm from African Goddess to Punk Rock Queen, and how that evolution reflects the dilemma of becoming a modern, global woman. Arturo Meijide Lapido (St. Ambrose University) explores how the Atlantic Ocean functions in Miguelanxo Prado's work as a geopolitical space to display Galician transnational identity as an intersection between Spain and America.

Saturday April 19, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Room 210BCD

2:00pm PDT

Behind the Scenes of Star Wars Rebels
Members of the cast and crew of Star Wars Rebels present an exclusive look at the highly anticipated television series. Star Wars Rebels is set between Episodes III and IV, and it is a dark time in the galaxy. In the spirit of the original trilogy, the Empire is once again the preeminent villain of the saga, and Star Wars Rebels puts the might of Imperial forces in the spotlight. Produced by Lucasfilm Animation and featuring many of the key talents from the Emmy Award-winning Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels is scheduled to premiere this fall as a one-hour special telecast on Disney Channel; it will be followed by a series on Disney XD channels around the world.

Saturday April 19, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Room 300AB

2:00pm PDT

I Can't Write, I Can't Draw, But I Love Comics!
Just because you missed out on the writing and drawing genes doesn't mean there isn't a place for you in the comics, animation, and gaming industries. Panelists include Blur Studio's animation supervisor/motion capture choreographer Derron Ross (Batman: Arkham City), sound designer Erik Aadahl (Godzilla), PCB Productions CEO and gaming director Keith Arem (Call of Duty), and Man At Arms star/weapons maker Tony Swatton (Pirates of the Caribbean) who will discuss their gigs and ways into the biz you many not have even considered. Moderated by Fast Company's Susan Karlin.

Saturday April 19, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Room 210A

2:00pm PDT

The Best Sci-Fi Movies (& TV) Never Made
Take a look at some of the greatest genre projects that never made it to the silver and small screens, ranging from Star Trek: Phase II (the original '70s Star Trek reboot that was never made (to David Lynch's Ronnie Rocket to Halo to Bryan Singer's Battlestar Galactica to an incredible look at Alejandro Jdorowsky's mind-blowing adaptation of Frank Herbert's Dune. Panelists include filmmakers Steve Scarlata (Jodorowksy's Dune), Ashley E. Miller (Thor, X-Men: First Class), Robert Meyer Burnett (The Hills Run Red, ST: TNG Blu-rays), David E. Williams (editor, GEEK magazine), Daren Dochterman (ST: TMP Director's Cut),Steve Melching (The Clone Wars, Batman: The Brave & the Bold), Chris Gossett (The Red Star, Star Trek: Axanar), and Mark A. Altman (Femme Fatales, Free Enterprise).

Saturday April 19, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Room 207

2:30pm PDT

Game On! Music and Sound in Video Games
UPDATED: Mon, Apr 07, 04:12PM
Composers, sound designers, and music executives break down the business of integrating music and sound into your favorite video game franchises. Composers David Buckley (Call of Duty: Ghosts), Inon Zur (Fantasia: Music Evolved), senior director of audio at Blizzard Entertainment Russell Brower (World of Warcraft), sound designer Charles Deenen (Need for Speed series), and head of business affairs music, Disney Interactive, Gwen Riley will discuss the multilayered approach to adding music and sound to video games with a Q&A afterward. The panel will be moderated by motion-capture and voice-over actor Thomas Mikusz (Red Dead Redemption), and director of film and TV relations at BMI Anne Cecere. Special introduction by video game composer and Creator of Video Games Live Tommy Tallarico.

Saturday April 19, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
Room 213

2:30pm PDT

How to Get News 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 comic journalists themselves telling you what they are looking for in your submission. Panelists include (in alphabetical order) Albert Ching (Comic Book Resources), Alan Kistler (Comic Mix, Comic Book Resources), Glenn Hauman (Comic Mix), Francis Sky (First Comics News), Josh Waldrop (M1W Entertainment), and Tanya Tate (First Comics News). Find out what it takes to self-promote and make a significant impact on your ability to sell your comic project.

Saturday April 19, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
Room 203

2:30pm PDT

Legends
TNT's new suspense-filled drama Legends-from Homeland producers Howard Gordon and Alexander Cary and Fringe co-executive producer David Wilcox-stars Sean Bean (Game of Thrones, The Lord of the Rings) as Martin Odum, an undercover agent working for the FBI's Deep Cover Operations (DCO) division. Martin has the uncanny ability to transform himself into a completely different person for each job. But he begins to question his own identity when a mysterious stranger suggests that Martin isn't the man he believes himself to be. This panel will provide fans with a sneak peek at this new series and an opportunity to hear from the stars and producers about the exciting first season.

Saturday April 19, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
Room 300DE

2:30pm PDT

Official Aspen Comics Panel
Frank Mastromauro (co-owner, president), Peter Steigerwald (co-owner, colorist),Vince Hernandez (editor-in-chief, writer), Mark Roslan (director of design and production, writer), David Wohl (Legend of the Shadow Clan), JT Krul (Jirni), Lori Hanson (artist), and other panelists will discuss and reveal upcoming projects and products from Aspen Comics and hold a special Q&A with fans. All attendees will receive a giveaway courtesy of Aspen.

Saturday April 19, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
Room 208

3:00pm PDT

Lucy
Writer/director Luc Besson (The Fifth Element, La Femme Nikita) will present exclusive scenes from Lucy, his upcoming action-thriller starring Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman that unveils what humans could actually do with 100 percent of our brain capacity unlocked. In Lucy, after a woman is accidentally caught in a dark deal, she turns the tables on her captors and begins to attain unimaginable knowledge and power.

Saturday April 19, 2014 3:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Arena

3:00pm PDT

Cartoon Design for Creative Kids
Hey, kids! It's time to get happy, have fun, and be funny! Kristian Andrew Sather (Cartoon Design Revealed, kristianandrewsather.blogspot.com) returns 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.

Saturday April 19, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Room 210BCD

3:00pm PDT

DC Comics: The New 52
New and veteran fans alike are welcome to be a part of history as the DC team and topnotch talent discuss the books that are shaping this new era of DC Comics. Don't miss this exclusive look inside the hottest comic line in decades!

Saturday April 19, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Room 300AB

3:00pm PDT

Spotlight on Kelly Sue DeConnick
WonderCon Anaheim special guest Kelly Sue DeConnick has quickly become one of the most popular writers in comics. Her work on Marvel's Avengers Assemble and Captain Marvel, plus her creator-owned Pretty Deadly (with artist Emma Rios) from Image Comics, has taken the comics world by storm. Kelly Sue talks to Ben Acker (Thrilling Adventure Hour) about her work, including the upcoming Bitch Planet, in this special spotlight panel.

Saturday April 19, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Room 207

3:00pm PDT

Where Do Ideas Come From?
For artists and writers who get stuck-veteran writer/editor Barbara Randall Kesel (MLPFIM: Fluttershy, Meridian, Hawk & Dove) brings proven tips, tricks, and strategies for vanquishing those blocked brain cells and deadline demons! Part information, part motivation, all entertaining!

Saturday April 19, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Room 210A

3:30pm PDT

ComiXology Submit: The Future of Self-Publishing
Since its launch at SXSW in 2013, comiXology Submit has released over 800 independent comic book series from celebrated indie and up-and-coming creators alike. Chip Mosher (comiXology VP marketing & communications) is joined by Joshua Hale Fialkov writer/co-creator of the comiXology Submit smash-hit series The Bunker-now an ongoing from Oni Press) as they discuss how to be a part of the new self-publishing revolution in digital comics!

Saturday April 19, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Room 203

3:30pm PDT

Nerdist News Live
Jessica Chobot (Mass Effect 3) and the Nerdist News team will catch you up on the latest in movie, TV, comic book, gaming, and tech news. The Nerdist team will break down the day's news, interview guests, and then turn some of the questions (and jokes!) over to you.

Saturday April 19, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Room 213

3:30pm PDT

The Last Ship Screening and Q&A
This summer, TNT is going to take viewers on an action-packed ride with the exciting new drama series The Last Ship, starring Eric Dane (Grey's Anatomy) and executive-produced by blockbuster filmmaker Michael Bay (Transformers). The Last Ship opens with a global catastrophe that nearly decimates the world's population. Because of its positioning, the Navy destroyer U.S.S. Nathan James avoids falling victim to the devastating tragedy. Join stars and producers for a screening of the pilot, followed by a Q&A.

Saturday April 19, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Room 300DE

3:30pm PDT

We Are BOOM!
Last year was a banner year for BOOM! highlighted by the release of the company's first feature film, 2 Guns (starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg), and new first-look deal with 20th Century Fox. Archaia joined BOOM! as a new imprint, the all-ages KaBOOM! line-up expanded, and the newest imprint BOOM! Box launched. BOOM! Studios founder and CEO Ross Richie, VP of publishing and marketing Filip Sablik, and editor-in-chief Matt Gagnon share their mission to create the future of comics...now.

Saturday April 19, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Room 208

3:45pm PDT

Sony Pictures: Deliver Us from Evil
This supernatural thriller, inspired by the bone-chilling real-life cases of New York police officer Ralph Sarchie (Eric Bana), follows a detective who begins investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes and joins forces with an unconventional priest (Edgar Ramírez) schooled in the rituals of exorcism to combat the frightening and demonic possessions that are terrorizing their city. Join director Scott Derrickson (Sinister, The Exorcism of Emily Rose), producer Jerry Bruckheimer, and stars Eric Bana, Edgar Ramírez, Olivia Munn, and Joel McHale for questions and an exclusive first look at the film.

Saturday April 19, 2014 3:45pm - 4:45pm PDT
Arena

4:00pm PDT

Batman 75th Anniversary
Throughout his 75-year history, the Dark Knight has become one of the most popular and widely recognized superheroes in the world. From comics to TV to movies to video games, the World's Greatest Detective has permeated all entertainment mediums and beyond. Get a look at Batman's rich history and what the future holds for this pop culture icon!

Saturday April 19, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Room 300AB

4:00pm PDT

Making Comics with the World
MakingComics.com CEO Patrick Yurick (High Tech High MOOCs and Head Comics) leads a discussion about the status of the worldwide comic-making revolution happening on- and off-line. Panelists include Making Comics founder Jason Brubaker (reMIND, Sithrah, and Unnatural Talent) and MakingComics.com staff Adam Greenfield (head of audio and podcasting), Kevin Cullen (head of content scheduling), and Devin Larson (editor-in-chief), along with comic industry educators Rachel Beck and Shelley Couvillion (storyforgerproductions.com).

Saturday April 19, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Room 210A

4:00pm PDT

Spotlight on Peter Straub
Raymond Chandler to True Detective? Bestselling and prize-winning author Peter Straub (Ghost Story, Koko) and Michael Easton, his collaborator on the graphic novel The Green Woman, author of graphic novels Soul Stealer and Credence, and actor, discuss the evolution of Straub's long career, what inspires him, his history with Stephen King, the nature of genre fiction, and what it was like to work together.

Saturday April 19, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Room 207

4:00pm PDT

Writing 101 with Marv Wolfman
This open discussion with comics writer Marv Wolfman (New Teen Titans, Tomb of Dracula) covers what to think about before starting to write. He'll talk about plotting, characters, themes, and more. What is your story about and how do you best tell it?

Saturday April 19, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Room 210BCD

4:30pm PDT

Making a Comic: Step-By-Step
Tom Pinchuk (Max Steel), illustrator Yehudi Mercado (Pantalones, TX) and letterer Shawn DePasquale (Letter 44) present an ultra-focused breakdown of the collaborative process. See exactly how a single page evolves from script to pencils, inks, colors and letters. Hear precise insights on the decisions made at every step. Learn how to work as a team! Discover how to turn your ideas into sequential art!

Saturday April 19, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm PDT
Room 208

4:30pm PDT

Reinventing the Superhero
Cliff Chiang (Wonder Woman), Steven T. Seagle (Genius), and Gene Luen Yang (The Shadow Hero) discuss today's superheroes. From a market dominated by Batman, Superman, and the X-Men, the worlds of superheroes have grown broader-and much more diverse-in the past several years. How have things changed? And what is the future of the superhero comic? Moderated by Dan Kusonoki (Skylight Bookstore).

Saturday April 19, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm PDT
Room 203

4:30pm PDT

SFF for Kids: With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility
UPDATED: Mon, Apr 07, 02:43PM
Frank Beddor (New York Times bestselling author of The Looking Glass Wars), Cecil Castellucci (Odd Duck), Nancy Holder (New York Times bestselling author of On Fire: A Teen Wolf Novel), Shannon Messenger ( Keeper of the Lost Cities), and Dan Yaccarino (Emmy-winning author/illustrator of Doug Unplugged) make up this panel of science fiction and fantasy authors who will discuss writing speculative fiction for kids, from picture book through young adult. Moderated by Henry Herz (Nimpentoad).

Saturday April 19, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm PDT
Room 213

4:30pm PDT

TV Guide Magazine's Fan Favorites Showrunners
UPDATED: Wed, Apr 16, 11:07PM
TV Guide Magazine returns to WonderCon with an all-star panel of TV's hottest producers and an exclusive preview of the documentary Showrunners, coming later this year. Moderated by TV Guide Magazine Los Angeles bureau chief Michael Schneider, the session brings together TV's top producers for a look behind the scenes of your favorite shows. The panel will also include a preview of Showrunners, directed by Des Doyle, which spotlights the creative forces responsible for overseeing every element of production on television's most popular dramas and comedies. Panelists (subject to change) include: Steve Callaghan (Family Guy), Chris Carter (The X-Files), Marc Guggenheim (Arrow), Andrew Kreisberg (Arrow), Steven Molaro (The Big Bang Theory) and Rockne S. O'Bannon (Revolution), as well as Jane Espenson (Once Upon a Time) and John Rogers (Leverage), who are featured in the documentary.

Saturday April 19, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm PDT
Room 300DE

5:00pm PDT

Cartoon Network: Adventure Time
What time is it? It's panel time! Cartoon Network is bringing back the coolest show on TV and the team behind it. Grab your friends and check out this righteously entertaining panel. Get the goods, be in the know, and laugh your chops off during this interactive and engaging hour of awesome adventure-it would not be cool to miss this. Not cool at all.

Saturday April 19, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Room 300AB

5:00pm PDT

Coloring Q&A with Alex Sinclair and Friends
This is your chance to get any and all of your coloring questions answered by a panel of some of the best colorists in the industry. Joining Alex Sinclair (Superman Unchained) will be Jeromy Cox (Vampyrates), Nei Ruffino (The Secret Life of Crows), David Baron ( Archer & Armstrong), Randy Mayor (Justice League Beyond), and Edgar Delgado. They will demo some of their techniques as well. Learn everything you ever wanted to about this panel of artists whose work goes beyond coloring.

Saturday April 19, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Room 210BCD

5:00pm PDT

DC Comics-Green Lantern: A Universe at War!
The cosmic uprising has begun and it is the Green Lantern Corps vs. the entire universe! The creators behind the Corps shed light on the events that have sent shock waves across the different Lantern Corps and beyond!

Saturday April 19, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Room 207

5:00pm PDT

Godzilla at 60: The Making of a Movie Masterpiece
Part World War II allegory, part social drama, part cautionary message and part monster movie, Godzilla continues to captivate audiences with its moody magnificence. Author Peter H. Brothers (Mushroom Clouds and Mushroom Men: The Fantastic Cinema of Ishiro Honda) discusses the unusual origins, troubled production, and everlasting impact of this classic of international cinema.

Saturday April 19, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Room 210A

5:00pm PDT

Comic Creator Connection #2
WonderCon Anaheim 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, April 18, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM and Saturday, April 19, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM - writers and artists can sit down and meet each other in a neutral environment. (Please note: This isn't an ordinary WonderCon Anahiem program. Preliminary sign-ups for the CCC took place online before WonderCon Anaheim. 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 206B on the second level between 4:30 PM and 5:00 PM on Friday and Saturday.) Complete details are available on the Comic Creator Connection page on our website.

Saturday April 19, 2014 5:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Room 206B

5:30pm PDT

Ask An Agent!
Literary agents Michael Bourret (Dystel & Goderich Literary Management), Holly Root (Waxman Leavell Literary Agency), and Kate Schafer Testerman (kt literary) discuss the wild world of manuscript querying, the role of agents in the publication and film rights process, and more! No pitches, please.

Saturday April 19, 2014 5:30pm - 6:30pm PDT
Room 208

5:30pm PDT

Dark Horse's Avatar: The Last Airbender
Dark Horse's growing line of books following up on the original Nickelodeon hit animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender have been grown to bestseller status! Working directly with the show's creators, Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese, Boxers and Saints) penned the first three-book series, The Promise, to universal acclaim, only to follow with The Search. Now, Yang tackles the events directly following Avatar: The Last Airbender book 3 in The Rift. Join Gene for an exclusive look at what's to come in what is sure to be one of the year's most talked-about series!

Saturday April 19, 2014 5:30pm - 6:30pm PDT
Room 213

5:30pm PDT

Mark Waid's Thrillbent Comics
Digital comics pioneer and Eisner Award-winning writer Mark Waid (Daredevil) and his partner John Rogers (Leverage) unleash several major announcements about their comics site, Thrillbent, including the involvement of some major fan-favorite artists and writers. Join Mark, John, and their surprise guests for a bombastic presentation!

Saturday April 19, 2014 5:30pm - 6:30pm PDT
Room 203

5:30pm PDT

TheOneRing.net's Unofficial Sneak Peek at The Hobbit: There and Back Again
Staffers from TheOneRing.net, experts in Tolkien and fandom for almost 15 years, gather clues, speculation, and inside information about what the final cinematic experience in Middle-earth will be like. They will answer questions and engage fellow fans about anything under the Tolkien sun and, maybe, some special guests.

Saturday April 19, 2014 5:30pm - 6:30pm PDT
Room 300DE

6:00pm PDT

Bob's Burgers
The always entertaining Belchers head to WonderCon Anaheim for a hilarious and unforgettable panel. Creator and executive producer Loren Bouchard and the hysterical cast, including Kristen Schaal, John Roberts, Dan Mintz, and Larry Murphy, will be on hand to show never-before-seen footage followed by a fan Q&A session.

Saturday April 19, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Room 300AB

6:00pm PDT

IDW Publishing: The One & Only Original Artist's Edition Panel
Artist's Edition editor Scott Dunbier gives attendees a guided tour of what will be happening in the coming year-including some really incredible announcements, and at least one that will have people saying, "Didn't see that one coming!" Plus special giveaways, trivia contests, and more! Original art fans, this is the one panel you must attend!

Saturday April 19, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Room 210A

6:00pm PDT

Kelly Sue DeConnick on Writing
Writer Kelly Sue DeConnick talks about her process in writing a comics script in this hour-long informative seminar. She'll go over the basics of a comic script and discuss resources for study, demonstrate writing a comic page, teach exercises for developing comic writing skills and critical thought, and take questions, if there's time. Get tips from a top comics writer on how to hone your skills!

Saturday April 19, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Room 210BCD

6:00pm PDT

XYZ-Punk
As Steampunk becomes more and more popular, many of its devotees have begun to explore new genres to focus their creative energies and explore new time periods and mash-ups. Panelists will talk a bit about the origins of Steampunk, delve into the popular Dieselpunk and Cyberpunk movements, and then start exploring some new niche areas like Nerfpunk, Rococopunk, and any other fun styles they've recently dreamed up or discovered. Join moderator Glenn Freund (The League of S.T.E.A.M.) and XYZ-Punks Johnny Bias (Black Hand Mercantile), Greg DeStefano (photographer), Andrew Fogel (The League of S.T.E.A.M.), and Dina Kampmeyer (Lady Steam Designs) for this discussion and Q&A.

Saturday April 19, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Room 207

6:30pm PDT

Inside The Writer's Room: Earth's Mightiest Writers Re-Assemble
Take an unprecedented insider look at your favorite TV series from the scribes behind some of today's hottest genre shows as they share their candid thoughts on how to write and rewrite the series we love (and sometimes loathe). Find out the deep, dark secrets (and low-calorie snacks) of the writer's room-and why network executives actually care about what you say on message boards. Get the straight scoop from some of television's most talented and outspoken writers and producers, moderated by Sony Pictures Television senior VP of drama, development and production, Chris Parnell. The panel includes Michael Narducci (The Vampire Diaries, The Originals), Steve Holland (The Big Bang Theory), Jesse Alexander (Hannibal, Lost, Heroes), Javier Grillo-Marxuach (Helix, The Middleman, Lost), Ashley E. Miller (the new Terminator TV series, Fringe, Thor), Steve Melching (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Transformers: Prime), Sarah Watson (About a Boy, Parenthood), Jose Molina (Sleepy Hollow, Firefly, Terra Nova), and Mark A. Altman (Femme Fatales, Castle, Necessary Roughness).

Saturday April 19, 2014 6:30pm - 7:30pm PDT
Room 300DE

6:30pm PDT

Science in Science Fiction
Kyle Kurpinski and Terry Johnson (How to Defeat Your Own Clone: And Other Tips for Surviving the Biotech Revolution) discuss the scientific breakthroughs that inspire science fiction and the ways that science is depicted in popular media, books, movies, and more. After a brief presentation, these UC Berkeley bioengineers will be available to answer questions about your favorite science and science fiction.

Saturday April 19, 2014 6:30pm - 7:30pm PDT
Room 213

6:30pm PDT

Spotlight on Francis Manapul
Writer/artist and WonderCon Anaheim special guest Francis Manapul talks about wrapping up his DC New 52 run on the Flash and his jump into Gotham City with Batman in Detective Comics, which debuted in this month's issue #30.

Saturday April 19, 2014 6:30pm - 7:30pm PDT
Room 208

6:30pm PDT

Your Opinion Sucks: Rotten Tomatoes Critics vs. Fans
UPDATED: Mon, Apr 14, 10:49AM
Face off with your favorite Rotten Tomatoes critics -- Alonso Duralde (The Wrap), Christy Lemire (ChristyLemire.com), Scott Mantz (Access Hollywood) and Alynda Wheat (People Magazine) -- when they join editor-in-chief Matt Atchity and senior editors Grae Drake and Tim Ryan of Rotten Tomatoes. As Matt and Grae name popular movies of 2012 and 2013, everyone in the room uses their "Personal Tomatometer Paddle" to dis/agree with the score and debate questions such as "Do reviews even matter anymore?" Remember: fortune favors the bold.

Saturday April 19, 2014 6:30pm - 7:30pm PDT
Room 203

7:00pm PDT

Hip-Hop and Comics: Cultures Combining
Hip-Hop and comics reflect each other in many ways-rappers and graffiti artists use superheroic imagery and adopt alter-egos; comic creators use Hip-Hop's rich visual vocabulary. Here, Patrick A. Reed (Depth of Field magazine) brings together luminaries from across the artistic spectrum to discuss the ties between these two innovative cultures.

Saturday April 19, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm PDT
Room 207

7:00pm PDT

Toonstock with Warner Archive Collection
There's no better way to start WonderCon Anaheim's Saturday night than with a spotlight on toe-tapping, music-themed animated TV series from the past 50 years, including Josie and the Pussycats in Outer Space, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kids, The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan, Jabberjaw, and more. Warner Archive Collection podcast hosts Matt Patterson and DW Ferranti-and a few surprises-offer a fun look/listen to great themes songs from 1960-1990s.

Saturday April 19, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm PDT
Room 300AB

7:00pm PDT

Wild Queer Women of the Web
Often neglected in mainstream comics publishing, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender women comics creators have found the freedom and opportunity to express themselves in the "anything goes" world of web comics. Online venues give artists a chance to experiment with different styles and personal stories with fewer commercial restraints. And women creators have used this new space to make their mark, bringing daring and revelatory LGBTQ stories to the public. Join Prism Comics and moderator Tara Madison Avery (Gooch, Dirtheads, Prism Comics board member) and panelists Emy Bittner (Trying Human), Dusty Jack and JadePrince (Mahou Shounen Fight, Skuttlebutt Ink), Nina Kester (Tapastic), Mari Naomi (Kiss and Tell, Anything That Loves), Shayna Why (Overshare Party), and others to be announced as they explore women's comics on the web.

Saturday April 19, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm PDT
Room 210A

7:00pm PDT

Words Create Worlds: Lessons from a Storyteller
Have you ever said, "I want to write a book," or what about a song? Is it possible to do both? Aspiring writers will want to take part in this hands-on opportunity to ask questions and learn about what it takes to write a book and be a published author! Join author, songwriter, touring music artist and community activist James Morris (Sky Bound) as he talks about his journey, experiences, and motivation and shares valuable tips and organizational skills to help get you writing and see you through the process. James will also be discussing his music and how novel writing and music writing influence and inspire each other. This workshop is perfect for all ages of writers and aspiring writers.

Saturday April 19, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm PDT
Room 210BCD

7:30pm PDT

All-New Marvel NOW!
Want to start reading Marvel Comics? There's no better time than Marvel NOW! And there's no better place to learn about all the thrilling and creatively diverse All-New Marvel NOW series than this panel! Panelists include editor Sana Amanat and writers Kelly Sue DeConnick (Captain Marvel), James Robinson (Fantastic Four), and Mark Waid (Daredevil)!

Saturday April 19, 2014 7:30pm - 8:30pm PDT
Room 300DE

7:30pm PDT

Flashback to the Slash Pack! Inside the Minds of Michael Myers, Freddy Krueger, and Jason Voorhees
This terrible trio has terrified audiences worldwide...but what makes each one tick? Is Michael simply a sociopathic stalker, Freddy merely a manipulative monster, and Jason just a killing machine? Or is there more to these slashers if we slice below the surface? The forensic psychiatrists of Broadcast Thought, H. Eric Bender, M.D., Praveen R. Kambam, M.D., and Vasilis K. Pozios, M.D. and special guest Mark Swift (writer of Freddy vs. Jason, Friday the 13th [2009]) analyze these villains' murderous motivations. Can we make sense of a vengeful boogeyman's sister obsession? Could fire turn a violent predator into a sadistic serial killer? Did "mommy issues" and bullying birth a brutish butcher? Who is the most dangerous killer, and which, if any, would be considered insane? Discover the answers to these and other questions, and take a stab at these iconic slashers!

Saturday April 19, 2014 7:30pm - 8:30pm PDT
Room 208

7:30pm PDT

The Psychology of Star Trek vs. Star Wars: Episode III
Psychologists Dr. Andrea Letamendi (UnderTheMaskOnline.com) and Dr. Ali Mattu (BrainKnowsBetter.com) bring their popular, intergalactic sci-fi battle back to WonderCon Anaheim for round 3! These geeky psychologists step into the pop culture ring, this time with a focus on the character relationships from these two legendary franchises. Special panelists include actors Chase Masterson (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) and Catherine Taber (Star Wars: The Clone Wars). Join a side and cast your vote as they crown one as the winner! Impartially moderated by Brian Ward (The Arkham Sessions).

Saturday April 19, 2014 7:30pm - 8:30pm PDT
Room 213

7:30pm PDT

Comics on Comics LIVE!
The Sideshow Network presents Comics on Comics, the talk show that pits comedians against comic book creators in nerd debates. Hosts Juan-Manuel Rocha and Vito Lapiccola welcome superstar wrestler Rob Van Dam (WWE) writer Javier Grillo-Marxuach (Helix, The Middleman), and Geekdom's funniest comedians as they rip through the latest developments in comics, movies, video games, and pop culture.

Saturday April 19, 2014 7:30pm - 9:00pm PDT
Room 203

8:00pm PDT

NBC's The Blacklist Advance Screening
The Blacklist starring James Spader is the #1 new series that has everyone talking. Why wait until Monday? See the dramatic last episode of NBC’s hit drama, and an extended sneak peek of Monday’s thrilling episode before it airs.

Saturday April 19, 2014 8:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
Room 210BCD

8:00pm PDT

Orphan Black Screening
Join BBC AMERICA for an exclusive screening of the season two premiere of conspiracy thriller Orphan Black. The BBC AMERICA original drama series hits the ground running with Sarah (Golden Globe nominee Tatiana Maslany, Parks and Recreation) in a desperate race to find her missing daughter Kira (Skyler Wexler, Carrie) – a wild pursuit that brings her head-to-head with ruthless pro-clone, Rachel (Maslany). This season also rejoins Sarah’s clone sisters Alison (Maslany) and Cosima (Maslany) as they struggle to keep their clone world a secret and pick up the pieces of their broken lives – all while dealing with the harsh reality that no one around them can be trusted. Jordan Gavaris (Degrassi), Dylan Bruce (Arrow) and Maria Doyle Kennedy (Downton Abbey) also star in the series created by Graeme Manson and John Fawcett. Orphan Black returns Saturday, April 19, 9:00pm on BBC AMERICA. Please note: Orphan Black is TV-MA.

Saturday April 19, 2014 8:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
Room 300AB

8:30pm PDT

WonderCon Anaheim's 10th Annual Masquerade
See the Masquerade page for full details.

Saturday April 19, 2014 8:30pm - 11:00pm PDT
Arena
 
Sunday, April 20
 

11:00am PDT

Marvel: Breaking into Comics the Marvel Way
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 Sana Amanat and panelists Kris Anka (X-Men), Kelly Sue DeConnick (Captain Marvel), Steve Lieber (Superior Foes of Spider-Man), Richard Isanove (Savage Wolverine), Marjorie Liu (Astonishing X-Men), James Robinson ( Fantastic Four), and Mark Waid (Daredevil) to find out how to get your foot in the door at Marvel!

Sunday April 20, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Room 207

11:30am PDT

Comics Arts Conference Session #7: The Cognition of Comics
What happens in people's minds and brains when they read and create comics? Neil Cohn (University of California, San Diego) will present an overview of his new book, The Visual Language of Comics: An Introduction to the Structure and Cognition of Comics, which provides an extensive introduction to the cognitive science of comics comprehension. This discussion will cover the systematic components that make up unique and different panels, the grammar of sequential images and page layouts, cross-cultural differences in structure, and the newest neuroscience research on what the brain is doing while comprehending comics.

Sunday April 20, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Room 210BCD

11:30am PDT

Golden Age of Tabletop Gaming
With shows like TableTop and The Big Bang Theory celebrating board games plus an open global market, we've entered a golden age of tabletop gaming. Geek & Sundry producer Boyan Radakovich (TableTop, TableTop Day) leads a discussion into why going analog is the hottest new trend in gaming!

Sunday April 20, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Room 300DE

11:30am PDT

Redefining All-Ages Comics
KaBOOM! editor Shannon Watters moderates a lively discussion about the importance of all-ages comics in today's market and teases what's in store from the BOOM! Studios imprint in 2014. Panelists won't just talking about "kids" comics, they'll be talking about amazing comics that can be enjoyed by young, old, and everyone in between! Adding to the discussion are all-ages creators Mike Kunkel (Herobear and the Kid), Natasha Allegri (Adventure Time: Fionna & Cake, Bee and Puppycat), and Noelle Stevenson (Adventure Time)! Bring the whole family and discover comics to share!

Sunday April 20, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Room 203

11:30am PDT

Spotlight on Kiera Cass
Kiera Cass is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Selection series, which Publishers Weekly called “a cross between The Hunger Games (minus the bloodsport) and The Bachelor (minus the bloodsport),” and praised as being “deliciously entertaining.” The Selection is the first in the series, which includes The Elite, and The One, the highly anticipated third installment in America Singer’s story, which goes on-sale May 6th. Her editor, Erica Sussman, editorial director at HarperCollins Children’s Books, will interview Kiera about her series, her writing process, her inspiration, her thoughts on The Bachelor, One Direction, and much more!

Sunday April 20, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Room 213

11:30am PDT

Spotlight on Rick Burchett
In a career of over 30 years as both a penciler and inker Rick Burchett has helped chronicle the adventures of some of the most well know pop culture icons of the 20th century. He took part in The Death of Superman, The Batman sagas, Knightfall, Cataclysm, and No Man's Land. He was a part of the experimental Action Comics Weekly and Impact line from DC Comics, and was on the ground floor of the creation of the Eisner Award-winning, critically acclaimed Adventures line of DC Comics animated tie-in titles. Join the Eisner Award-winning artist on a discussion of all this and much more.

Sunday April 20, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Room 208

11:30am PDT

We're Here, We're Queer, Now What? New Direction in LGBTQ Comics
More lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender characters are making their mark on all corners of the comics world than ever before. How do LGBTQ comics creators push the boundaries in a world where acceptance is more the norm? Prism Comics and creators Tommy Kovac (Skelebunnies, The Royal Historian of Oz), Ed Luce (Wuvable Oaf), Josh Trujillo (Love Machines, Anything That Loves), Shayna Why (Overshare Party) and others explore new directions and neglected subjects in LGBTQ-themed comics, how technology is changing the way people relate to each other, and new methods of publishing comics. Moderated by Roger Klorese (board member, Prism Comics).

Sunday April 20, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Room 210A

12:00pm PDT

Cover Story: The Art of the Cover
UPDATED: Sat, Apr 19, 06:16PM
What's a good cover on a comic book? How are the best ones created? Be there for this "shop talk" discussion with artists who've been responsible for some of the best: Paul Gulacy (Star Wars) and Tony Daniel (Superman/Wonder Woman). Presiding will be moderator Mark Evanier and co-moderator Len Wein.

Sunday April 20, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Room 207

12:00pm PDT

From Chuck Norris to Mr. T: Real-Life Toons and Back Again!
Not only have a bevy of live-action stars like Chuck Norris, Mr. T, and the Globetrotters played huge roles in nearly forgotten cartoons, but many popular 'toon heroes-such as The Spirit, Captain Marvel, and Steel-have made the journey from four-color panels to live-action film. Warner Archive Collection podcast hosts DW Ferranti and Matthew Patterson-and possibly a few surprise guests-celebrate these luminaries and more in their favorite, sometimes-forgotten adaptations in an undoubtedly hilarious panel.

Sunday April 20, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Room 300AB

12:00pm PDT

The Nerdist Panel
Chris Hardwick (Comedy Central's @Midnight, AMC's Talking Dead) is joined by some very-relevant-to-your-interests talent from across the growing Nerdist Empire. Chris and friends will engage in lively conversation about the big things to come for Nerdist in the near future. Surprises, big announcements, and, of course, quemments await!

Sunday April 20, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Arena

12:30pm PDT

Cartoon Hangover: Bravest Warriors and Bee and PuppyCat
Attend a panel discussion and Q&A session with the writers, cast, and crew of the Cartoon Hangover hit shows Bravest Warriors and Bee and PuppyCat, featuring a sneak peek of the season 2 finale of Bravest Warriors and exclusive insider info about Bee and PuppyCat. Meet the creator of Bee and PuppyCat, Natasha Allegri, Efrain Farias (art director), Allyn Rachel (voice of Bee), and the minds behind Bravest Warriors including James Burks (creative director), Alex Walsh (voice of Chris), Liliana Mumy (voice of Beth), John Omohundro (voice of Danny), Michael-Leon Wooley (voice of Impossibear) and featuring a special appearance by Sam Lavagnino (voice of Catbug). Moderated by Frederator / Cartoon Hangover VP of development Eric Homan.

Sunday April 20, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
Room 213

12:30pm PDT

Comics Arts Conference Session #8: Sex, Love, & Superheroes
Intimate relationships have figured prominently in superhero stories from the beginning, when Superman slammed a wife beater into the wall and then Clark asked Lois out on a date in 1938's Action Comics #1. Even the proto-superheroes, those larger-than-life heroes whose adventures preceded the dawn of the costumed crusaders, frequently found themselves motivated by their relationships, from "Me Tarzan, You Jane" to "Oh, Popeye!" changes in depictions of relationships not only reflect the defining qualities of each major era of comic book history but often figure prominently in the issues that end one era and begin the next. Dr. Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight), Molly Mahan (Dynamite Entertainment), Alan Kistler (Wired), Abby Dark-star (KeAbtium), and Jenna Busch (Fan Voice) trace the evolution of sex and love through the history of superhero comics.

Sunday April 20, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
Room 210BCD

12:30pm PDT

Disney's Master Teachers: Life Drawing for Animation
Disney has a long tradition (dating back to the 1930s) of running life drawing classes for its animators. The idea is that understanding and mastering actual anatomy improves animated drawings and gestures. Disney's current master teachers-Karl Gnass, Mark McDonnell, and Bob Kato-will talk about their creative philosophies, their approach to life drawing and gesture, how classical drawing translates to animation, and what animation studios look for in artists. Best of all, they'll alert you to the classes they run for civilians. Disney visual development artist Dan Cooper will weigh in on how these classes have improved his animation skills. Moderated by Fast Company's Susan Karlin.

Sunday April 20, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
Room 300DE

12:30pm PDT

No Sleeping Bags Allowed: The Oni Press Feats of Creator Strength Non-overnight Jamboree
Oni Press's director of publicity John Schork and editor-in-chief James Lucas Jones sit down with Joshua Hale Fialkov (The Bunker) and Ted Naifeh (Courtney Crumrin, Princess Ugg) to jaw about their ongoing Oni Press projects, show off new work, have a spirited Q&A, and of course, give out some free comics to every attendee!

Sunday April 20, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
Room 210A

12:30pm PDT

Surviving Well
Saving the world, etcetera is always important, but so is the quality of life for the survivors. WonderCon Anaheim special guest Marjorie Liu (Labyrinth of Stars), Cecil Castellucci (The Tin Star), Genese Davis (The Holder's Dominion), John Mulhall (Geddy’s Moon) and Gretchen McNeil (3:59) discuss when “just” saving the world is not enough. Moderated by LeAnna Herrera of Mysterious Galaxy.

Sunday April 20, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
Room 208

12:30pm PDT

The Secret Origin of Good Readers
Learn how to incorporate comic books into your classroom. New York Times bestselling author Frank Beddor (The Looking Glass Wars, Hatter M), New York Times bestselling author Marjorie Liu (Astonishing X-Men, Dirk & Steele), Harvey Award nominee Anthony Del Col (Kill Shakespeare), and Mimi Cruz (Night Flight Comics) will provide insight and discuss how students can create their own comics in a classroom setting. Newly updated, The Secret Origin of Good Readers resource book is a free PDF download at www.night-flight.com/secretorigin/index.html courtesy of XMission.com.

Sunday April 20, 2014 12:30pm - 2:00pm PDT
Room 203

1:00pm PDT

GEEK Guide to Summer Movies
A panel of geeksperts talk about the upcoming summer movie season and their hopes, dreams, and fears, along with sharing insider insights and clips from the most eagerly anticipated cinema of the season, including The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Godzilla, X-Men, Days of Future Past, Maleficent, 22 Jump Street, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, andGuardians of the Galaxy, as well as preview the summer movies of 2024. Join Access Hollywood's Scott Mantz and GEEK magazine editor David E. Williams, along with Jeff Bond (GEEK magazine, executive editor), Ashley E. Miller (Thor, X-Men: First Class), Nikki Griffin (GEEK magazine, editor-at-large), Robert Meyer Burnett (TNG Blu-rays, The Hills Run Red), and moderator Mark A. Altman (Free Enterprise, The Specials).

Sunday April 20, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Room 300AB

1:00pm PDT

The Long Game: Comics and the Big Picture
Comics have given us some of the most iconic characters in history, which have been exciting people for generations. When working on these characters, not only must the current story arcs be thrilling, the creators must look to the future while simultaneously honoring the past. What challenges does that present for the creators involved? Moderator Mark Waid (Daredevil) discusses this dichotomy with creators Kelly Sue DeConnick (Captain Marvel), Francis Manapul (The Flash), James Robinson (The Fantastic Four), Tony Daniel (Detective Comics), and Robert Venditti (Green Lantern).

Sunday April 20, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Room 207

1:15pm PDT

Encore Screening: Son of Batman
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, DC Entertainment, and Warner Bros. Animation present an encore screening of Son of Batman, the landmark 20th entry in the ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies. In the film, Batman learns he has a son, Damian-and to further complicate matters, the mother is Talia Al Ghul, daughter of one of Batman's most dreaded enemies, Ra's Al Ghul. When the odds quickly turn against Batman and Damian, Batman must become both father and mentor to the aggressive, agile new Robin. Together they form an uneasy alliance to try and thwart the criminal enterprise of Deathstroke and his army of ninja man-bats before there are international consequences. See the film on Sunday, then grab a copy when Son of Batman arrives May 6 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD.

Sunday April 20, 2014 1:15pm - 2:45pm PDT
Arena

1:30pm PDT

Comics Arts Conference Session #9: Batgirl Begins Again
Barbara Gordon ranks among the world's most famous superheroines, first as Batgirl (1967-1988) until rendered paraplegic in The Killing Joke, and then as Oracle, supreme computer hacker and Birds of Prey leader (1989-2011) until DC Comics's New 52 relaunch made her ambulatory and Batgirl once again. Renowned Birds of Prey/Batgirl writer and WonderCon Anaheim special guest Gail Simone discusses this character's real-world popularity and fictional trauma recovery with psychologists Dr. Andrea Letamendi (Under the Mask Online), the model for Barbara Gordon's therapist, and Dr. Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight).

Sunday April 20, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Room 210BCD

1:30pm PDT

Dark Horse: Whedonversity
Dark Horse's continuation of Joss Whedon's cult favorites ( Serenity, Buffy, Angel & Faith) remain some of the most talked-about comics in today's market. Dark Horse and WonderCon Anaheim are giving you an exclusive chance to hear all there is to tell about the upcoming arcs of both Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Serenity from the creative teams themselves! Join Dark Horse, along with Buffy Season 10 writer Christos Gage, Serenity writer Zack Whedon, artist Georges Jeanty, and maybe a few surprise guests for what is guaranteed to be one panel you don't wanna miss!

Sunday April 20, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Room 213

1:30pm PDT

How to Create Your Own Novel: From the First Idea to Publishing and What You Need to Sell Your Work to TV and Film
The Winner Twins, multiple award-winning and national bestselling sci-fi authors, scriptwriters, and producers, teach you how to create your own novel step by step, from building your universe to overcoming writer's block to the different paths to publishing. The teenage twins have written four science fiction novels and have taught their unique award-winning creative writing method to hundreds of thousands of convention attendees, teachers, and students across the country. The Winner Twins and Richard Hatch (Captain Apollo/Tom Zarek of Battlestar Galactica, author of the bestselling Battlestar Galactica Book Series) will teach you how to create a film or TV treatment from your novel and how to pitch it.

Sunday April 20, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Room 210A

1:30pm PDT

Spotlight on Katie Cook
WonderCon Anaheim special guest Katie Cook is here! Katie is currently the main writer of IDW's hit comic My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, is the creator of the webcomic Gronk, AND has done art for Marvel, Fraggle Rock, Star Wars, and so much more! She will be talking about writing comics, drawing comics, creating all-ages comics with edge, and cat jokes. Katie will have her pens in hand and a projector so she can take quick-fire drawing suggestions while she talks, so join Katie and moderator/fellow comic maker Thom Zahler for an hour of Q&A, drawing, and learning way too much about Katie!

Sunday April 20, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Room 208

1:30pm PDT

Writing for Animation
Mark Evanier has written hundreds of hours of cartoons for television, including Scooby Doo, Richie Rich, Dungeons & Dragons, Superman: The Animated Series, and many more. He is currently head writer and supervising producer of The Garfield Show, and now he's offering a reprise/sequel to this topic he spoke on last year and knows better than anyone!

Sunday April 20, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Room 300DE

2:00pm PDT

Cosplay 101
Explore the ins and outs of cosplay with the fabricators and cosplayers leading the way. Chloe Dykstra (SyFy's Heroes of Cosplay) and Johnny Wickham (JustCos, Cosplay Confidential) find out how some of the best cosplayers around the world create their looks, exploring fabrication, design, and character. Are you a cosplayer? We want to see it! Come show off your work!

Sunday April 20, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Room 207

2:00pm PDT

DC Entertainment 101: Essentials
DC Comics' backlist is full of the most exciting stories ever told! New fans and veteran fans alike are welcome for an in-depth tutorial on the essential stories and products that make up DC Entertainment's rich history.

Sunday April 20, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Room 300AB

2:00pm PDT

Spotlight on Cully Hamner
Writer/producer Elliot Blake gets artist and WonderCon Anaheim special guest Cully Hamner (RED) to spill the beans on his early days at Gaijin Studios, his views on comics and storytelling, seeing his work adapted as two feature films, and himself as a work-in-progress.

Sunday April 20, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Room 203

2:30pm PDT

Beyond Clichés: Creating Awesome Female Characters for Comics, Film, and Video Games
Explore the past, present, and future of female character creation for comics and video games. Panelists examine the traps of common tropes, clichés, and stereotypes while discussing how content creators can create wonderful, relatable, and realistic female characters. Moderator Adira Edmund (JustStart's Windy Hollows, MA English Literature) is joined by Neo Edmund (Red Riding, The Alpha Huntress, Kaijudo Rise of the Duel Masters), Charlotte Fullerton (Ben 10 Omniverse, My Little Pony), Clare Kramer (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Geek Nation), and Marv Wolfman (Teen Titans, creator of dozens of comic characters).

Sunday April 20, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
Room 210A

2:30pm PDT

Comics Arts Conference Session #10: Comics and War
Captain America isn't just a symbol of the United States; he's a symbol of the United States's relationship with war and the military. Nicole Rehnberg analyzes issues of Captain America comics that reference the Vietnam War to discuss how the actions and words of Captain America show America's changing relationship toward the Vietnam War from wartime to present-day. Kathleen McClancy (Texas State University) argues that the conflict between Iron Man and Captain America in Marvel Civil War replicates the battle over nostalgic framing narratives for the War on Terror.

Sunday April 20, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
Room 210BCD

2:30pm PDT

IDW Publishing: Kids Comics! Ponies, Turtles, & More!
Editor Sarah Gaydos and a host of amazing creators discuss the growing slate of all-ages titles at IDW-including My Little Pony, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles New Animated Adventures, Samurai Jack, Powerpuff Girls, Ben 10, Ghostbusters, Popeye, KISS Kids, and more! Plus, free comics!

Sunday April 20, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
Room 213

2:30pm PDT

The Future of Battlestar Galactica
Golden Globe nominated actor, teacher, author, and director Richard Hatch (Tom Zarek, Capt. Apollo) hosts a discussion and Q&A about the future of Battlestar Galactica that includes Dr. Kevin Grazier (science consultant, Battlestar Galactica, Eureka, Defiance), surprise guests, and the premiere of the new Battlestar Galactica documentary sizzle reel.

Sunday April 20, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
Room 300DE

2:30pm PDT

CBLDF: You Can't Draw That! Live Art Jam
Top creators Terry Moore and others will create live art before your eyes. The only rule is that it would have been forbidden by the Comics Code! Join the CBLDF and these great creators as they talk censorship and make once-in-a-lifetime art! Get a chance to watch live art made before your eyes, learn about censorship, and bid to win the pieces made here to benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.

Sunday April 20, 2014 2:30pm - 4:00pm PDT
Room 208

3:00pm PDT

Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
WonderCon Anaheim's going out on a high note! FandomCharities.org and Whedonopolis.com, the folks who bring you the Buffy musical Once More with Feeling to close out San Diego Comic-Con, present a screening of Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog! This will be an event to remember, so come and revel in the musical genius of The Whedons! But remember, the best part of the show is up to you! Cheer for Dr. Horrible! Cheer for Penny! Cheer for Moist! Cheer for the Freeze Ray! Cheer-or whatever-for "Captain Hammer, Corporate Tool"! Just have fun and be sure to make Bad Horse gleeful. Audience participation: it isn't just for Rocky Horror and mob riots anymore.

Sunday April 20, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Arena

3:00pm PDT

GoBots, Warner Archive Collection and Beyond!
There are morphing robots and then there are the GoBots! Warner Archive Collection puts a spotlight on the ultimate transforming robots with a release of the entire series on DVD, and a panel that features the voice of Leader1 himself, Lou Richards, story editor/writer Alan Burnett, and all-knowing WAC podcast hosts Matthew Patterson and D. W. Ferranti. Come for the GoBots, stay for all kinds of fun WAC information, including a hearty shout-out to Jonny Quest on his 50th Anniversary.

Sunday April 20, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Room 300AB

3:00pm PDT

Spotlight on Jim Pascoe
From his early work on Dark Horse's Buffy the Vampire Slayer to his globally syndicated fantasy serial Undertown, from his noir crime fiction to his award-winning design work, WonderCon Anaheim special guest Jim Pascoe has had a wildly diverse career. Hear about lessons he learned from Joss Whedon and Mike Mignola, learn about his long-running collaborations with Paul Pope, and be the first to hear the announcement of his new multibook series.

Sunday April 20, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Room 203

3:00pm PDT

The Supreme Geekspert's Court I: Ultimate Sci-Fi Movie Smackdown I
From the creators of the legendary Starship Smackdown, as featured on NPR's All Things Considered, comes the exclusive WonderCon Anaheim Smackdown spin-off, Supreme Geekspert's Court: Sci-Fi Movie Smackdown. Help the judges rule as they definitively deliver a verdict on the greatest sci-fi movie of all-time. Battling it out for the smackdown crown will be such classics as Forbidden Planet, The Wrath of Khan, 2001, Planet of the Apes, The Matrix, Serenity, and Zombies of the Stratosphere (um, maybe not), among others. The votes will be tallied; verdicts will be delivered. Presiding over the Geekspert's Court are the Honorable Ashley E. Miller (Colin Fisher, Thor, X-Men: First Class), Steve Melching (The Clone Wars, Batman: The Brave & the Bold), Robert Meyer Burnett (Free Enterprise, TNG Blu-rays),Daren Dochterman (Star Trek: Phase II, Star Trek: TMP-Director's Cut), Kay Reindl (Twisted, The Twilight Zone), Chris Gossett (The Red Star), Jeff Bond (GEEK, executive editor) and Chief Justice Mark A. Altman (Free Enterprise, Femme Fatales). Justice will be served.

Sunday April 20, 2014 3:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
Room 207

3:30pm PDT

WonderCon Anaheim Talk Back
How did you enjoy WonderCon Anaheim? The WonderCon Anaheim management team wants to hear from you! Here's your chance to share your opinions on the positives and negatives of our third year here in the heart of Orange County.

Sunday April 20, 2014 3:30pm - 4:00pm PDT
Room 210A

3:30pm PDT

Art Masters: Drawing DC
DC Entertainment is proud to have some of the most immensely talented artists working in comics today. Join panelists for a unique look into their visual approach in shaping some of your favorite books!

Sunday April 20, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Room 210BCD

3:30pm PDT

Full-Time Creative Work on a Part-Time Schedule
Having a goal, a good idea, discipline, and skills is only the start of what you need for your project to succeed. Knowing the basics of group dynamics, forming then working with a group without mortally wounding each other is the difference between success or failure of your projects, and possibly friendships too. No matter which industry (comics, illustration, movies, Webcomics, design or animation, costuming or cosplay), "breaking in" has never been a more apt term than in today's media. It is a full-time job, and you only have part-time hours to accomplish it. Topics covered pertain to any group with a goal, from hobbyist to professional purposes as well as any interest of geek or creative culture. Topics cover a myriad of organizational subjects: different kinds of leadership that match your groups needs, the importance of starting everyone on the same page and how to keep everyone there, how to build your team, a variety of angles on deadlines and work environments. The panelists represent a broad cross section of levels of authority, departments, work pipelines, and sizes of organizations and come from a variety of media, including illustration, writing, design, animation, podcasting, and live-action film production. Topher Davila (art director, GeekdomWear), Sean Glumace (digital arts instructor at Golden West College), Aleister Gilgrim (creative director, ICS Mobile), Brendan Creecy (Radio BrendoMan podcast), Victoria Irwin (managing editor, TheGeekGirlProject.com), Cat Smith (voice actress, CatSmith.net), Ron Coleman (molecular geneticist and writer), Keith Wolzinger (Klezmer Podcast) and Mario Martinez (co-creator, TomatoTV), provide unique content that is a mix of speaking, questions, and some short interactive applications where the audience can directly apply the information covered.

Sunday April 20, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Room 213

3:30pm PDT

Official Gaia Online Panel
Chris Castagnetto (DJ Helsing) is proud to be hosting the Official Gaia Online panel. This is your chance to meet the Gaia staff, including Princess Angelishia. Get your burning questions answered, and take a sneak peek at some of the great stuff Gaia has planned for 2014. Expect plenty of fun and some great prizes.

Sunday April 20, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Room 300DE
 


Filter sessions
Apply filters to sessions.