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Friday, April 18
 

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

1:30pm 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

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

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

3:30pm 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

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

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

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

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

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

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
 
Saturday, April 19
 

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

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

11:30am 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

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

12:30pm 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

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

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

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

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

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

4:30pm 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

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

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

6:30pm 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

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
 
Sunday, April 20
 

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

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

12:30pm 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

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

1:30pm 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

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

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
 


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