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Full WonderCon 2013 Schedule Released

WonderCon by Joey Paur

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A few of us here from GeekTyrant will be hitting up WonderCon 2013, which takes place from Friday, March 29th to Sunday, March 31th at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. We went for the first time last year, and we had a great time, so we're all excited to be going back for more geek goodness!

WonderCon has released the full three-day schedule! There's a ton of great stuff to check out this year! Enough cool stuff to keep you more than busy! Check out the schedule and start planning out your trip! If you're going and you see us around make sure to say hi! We can talk about geek stuff! See ya there!

MARCH 29 • FRIDAY

12:30PM –  1:30PM

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35th Anniversary: BattlestarRoom 300DE

Host Richard Hatch (Capt. Apollo, Tom Zarek), Kevin Grazier (science advisor, BattlestarCapricaDefiance),Michael Taylor (writer/producer, BattlestarDefianceCaprica), and special surprise guests discuss the 35-year history of Battlestar Galactica. Includes Q&A and special 35th BSG trailer presentation screening. 

 12:30PM –  1:30PM

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Avatar: The Search for Zuko's MomRoom 208

Dark Horse's growing line of books following up on the original Nickelodeon hit animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender have been a bona fide hit! Working directly with the show's creators, Gene Yang (American Born ChineseBoxers and Saints) stepped in to pen the first three-book series, The Promise, to universal acclaim. Now, Yang tackles the events directly following Avatar: The Last Airbender book three in The Search. Dark Horse PR director Jeremy Atkins joins writer Gene Yang for an exclusive look at what's to come in what is sure to be one of the year's most talked about series! 

 12:30PM –  1:30PM

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Comics Arts Conference Session #1: Comics in Higher Education: Teaching, Publishing, and Staying RelevantRoom 210BCD

Hannah Means-Shannon (Georgian Court University), Robert Weiner (Texas Tech University), and Christina Angel (Metropolitan State University of Denver) examine the teaching of comic books in the classroom and the variety of opportunities for publishing in comics studies, including journals, forums, blogs, and social media. The group contemplates the future of comic studies for educators, librarians, and scholars of many kinds. 

 12:30PM –  1:30PM

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Spotlight on Boris Vallejo and Julie BellRoom 203

Where do ideas come from? Special guests and legendary fantasy illustrators Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell offer a look at their sources of inspiration and the way they develop their ideas.

 12:30PM –  1:30PM

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The Latino Comics RoundtableRoom 213

Featuring cartoonists Jose Cabrera (Crying Macho Man), Javier Hernandez (El Muerto), Rafael Navarro(Sonambulo), and Grasiela Rodriguez (Lunatic Fringe). Influenced in part from their Latino heritage as well as other significant sources, this group of independent artists share their perspectives on making comics in a multicultural society. Moderated by Ricardo Padilla (co-founder of the Latino Comics Expo).

  1:00PM –  2:00PM

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DC Entertainment: All AccessRoom 300AB

A lot can happen in a year! Come by for unfiltered access to DC creators as they talk all things DCE! Find out what they have to share from behind the scenes at your favorite and most talked about comic publisher! Joining the All-Access party will be some of the industry's top talents. 

  1:00PM –  2:00PM

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Warner Archives Collection Presents Pulp Heroes of Film and TV: Tarzan, Doc Savage, Bomba, and MoreRoom 207

Many timeless, larger-than-life heroes can be traced to the brittle pages of pulp magazines. Some swung from jungle vines, others created lonely fortresses in the polar ice, and still others performed unmatched feats of physical prowess and mental agility. Many of these heroes have leaped from the page to screens both large and small to invade our dreams and inspire our lives. Join Ron Ely (Tarzan, Doc Savage: Man of Bronze) the Warner Archive Collection team along with special guests to learn about the stories behind the stories of rare pulp-inspired television and film releases, including Tarzan, Doc Savage, Bomba, and more. 

  1:30PM –  2:30PM

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Comics Arts Conference Session #2: Comics & JournalismRoom 210BCD

Dr. Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight) explores the history of journalist characters in comic book stories and why so many news folk date, harangue, or are themselves superheroes.Dr. Sarah Boslaugh (Kennesaw State University) describes a history of comics journalism in the real world and offers a prediction for its future. Joining them are comics journalists Alan Kistler (Comic Book Resources), Tony B. Kim (Babble On 5), Molly Mahan (Geekscape.net), and Michael Worthan (Comic Book Therapy) to set these professors straight on the reality of it all. 

  1:30PM –  2:30PM

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Geek & Sundry Panel of AwesomeRoom 300DE

Geek & Sundry executive producers Felicia Day (The Guild, Supernatural, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog) andSheri Bryant (TableTop, Rock Jocks, Labou) invite you to celebrate the best thing that's happened to the Internet since ever, your favorite YouTube channel, Geek & Sundry. If you're a fan of The GuildTableTopWritten by a Kid, or any of the other awesome shows on G&S, bring your friends and share your love for all things geek and sundry.

  1:30PM –  2:30PM

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Insights into Indie PublishingRoom 203

Despite the comics industry's ever-changing media, two constants remain: telling a good story and doing so in a fresh way. The Antidote Trust, America's #1 indie collective, is on hand to share creative, production, and marketing tips. This year's panelists are Geoff Thorne (writer, Leverage, Ben 10, and DHP's Journeymen), published novelist Melissa Jarvis (Book Strand), BuyIndieComics.com and DWAP Productions creator Dale WilsonCasey Kehoe (Crack Dog comics creator and short film director), Dani Dixon (entrepreneur/creator of Tumble Creek Press), and comics creator and winner of the inaugural "Glyph" Rising Star Award Robert Roach.

  1:30PM –  2:30PM

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Spotlight on Marjorie LiuRoom 208

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

  1:30PM –  2:30PM

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The Psychology of Star Trek vs. Star WarsRoom 213

Boldly go where no one has gone before and explore a galaxy far, far away! Psychologists Dr. Andrea Letamendi (UCLA) and Dr. Ali Mattu (NYU) are joined by writers Hugh Sterbakov (Robot ChickenCity Under the Moon) and Larry "Dr. Trek" Nemecek (The Con of WrathTrekland: On Speaker) for an epic sci-fi battle as they throw down the science behind the heroes, villains, galactic governments, and even the fandom of Star Trekand Star Wars. Join a side and cast your vote as we crown one the winner of WonderCon Anaheim! Refereed byBrian Ward (Shout! Factory).

  1:30PM –  3:00PM

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The 14th Annual Animation Show of ShowsArena

Ron Diamond (Program curator, President of Acme Filmworks and AWN.com) presents the best and newest in international animation. Included is Disney's Oscar winning Paperman along with 10 animated shorts culled from the most notable festivals from around the world. Shows annually at Pixar, Dreamworks, Disney, ILM, Blue Sky, Sony, EA, UCLA, SVA, USC, SCAD, NYU, RISD, Harvard and CalArts.

  2:00PM –  3:00PM

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Quick Draw!Room 300AB

It's another duel-to-the-drawing-boards competition as three of the fastest, funniest cartoonists working today vie for the nonexistent crown. They are Scott Shaw! (The Simpsons), Jeff Smith (Bone), and Bobby London(Dirty Duck), with some surprise participants as well. Ring-leading it all as always is the Quizzzzmaster of Quick Draw!, Mark Evanier. No wagering.

  2:00PM –  3:00PM

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The Disney/ABC's of TV Writing: Through the Looking Glass of the TV Writers RoomRoom 207

What actually happens in the TV writers room is shrouded in secrecy, but Disney/ABC's Writing Program will demystify what goes on behind the doors of your favorite TV shows. The program's Frank Bennett Gonzalezand Ollie Ashtari-Larki will share exclusive details on how they groom writers to be part of that world. Declassifying what goes on in the writers room are alumni Jane Espenson (ABC's Once Upon a TimeBattlestar GalacticaBuffy the Vampire Slayer), Samantha Humphrey (ABC's Body of Proof), and Silvia Cardenas Olivas(Disney Channel's Jesse) and current program participants Severiano Canales (Private Practice) and Kristine Huntley (Legend of the Seeker). Essential creative and business presentation tips abound. Sorcerer's hat and pixie dust not necessary. Moderated by Ken Choy (Hyphen magazine).

  2:30PM –  3:30PM

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I Can't Write, I Can't Draw, But I Love Comics!Room 208

SDCC's annual jobs panel returns to WonderCon Anaheim. 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 animation/motion capture supervisor Derron Ross (Blur Studio), Nerdist Industries co-founder Peter Levin, voice-over actor Phil LaMarr (Futurama), and previs wiz Chris Edwards (The Third Floor). They'll discuss their gigs and ways into the biz you many not have even considered. Moderated by Susan Karlin (Fast Company).

  2:30PM –  3:30PM

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Star Trek: Into High Definition Room 300DE

Brannon Braga (Star Trek: Enterprise creator and executive producer), Mike and Denise Okuda (project consultants), and Roger Lay, Jr. (producer/director, Blu-ray) follow up on their standing-room-only Comic-Con International 2012 panel by sharing insider information, offering special previews, and answering any and all questions about Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Enterprise on Blu-ray in 2013. As March marks the Blu-ray debut of the first season of Star Trek: Enterprise, and April will see both Star Trek: The Next Generation's breakthrough third season and The Best of Both Worlds movie event in high definition, Star Trek on home video has never been more exciting! Moderated by Robert Meyer Burnett (director of Free Enterprise and producer of Star Trek Blu-ray special features).

  2:30PM –  3:30PM

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The Creator's Role in the Future of Comics Publishing Room 213

Jimmy Palmiotti (writer, All Star Western, Painkiller Jane), Kraig Rasmussen (creator, monkeygong.com), moderator Chris Brandt (director/producer, The Independents), and other panelists discuss the fast-changing landscape of publishing, focusing on the increasing resources, visibility, and power of the individual creator.

  2:30PM –  3:30PM

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The Most Dangerous Women at WonderCon Anaheim!Room 203

Actresses, stuntwomen, storytellers, outspoken bloggers, creative cosplayers -- which women are the movers and shakers on the convention scene? Who are the innovators and game changers breaking barriers in the world of fandom? Is the convention experience really different for women? To discuss these issues, Action Flick ChickKatrina Hill (Fanhattan, MTV Geek) brings together some women dangerous in their own right: Jenna Busch(Cocktails with Stan), Emma Caulfield (Essnemma on My Damn Channel), Jane Espenson (Once Upon a Time), Dr. Andrea Letamendi (Batgirl's therapist), Jessica Merizan (BioWare), Luci Romberg (Ninja Warrior),Dana Braziel-Solovy (Adventures of a Comic Con Girl), and America Young (Stan Lee's World of Heroes).

  2:30PM –  4:00PM

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Comics Arts Conference Session #3: Truth, Reality, and Empathy in ComicsRoom 210BCD

Can comic books and graphic novels help us understand the world in richer and more complete ways? Sarah Boslaugh (Kennesaw State University) discusses the roots and development of comics journalism, focusing on how this graphic medium complements both reporting and the growth of Internet journalism. Nicole Rehnberg(California State University, Fullerton) focuses on how the graphic memoirs Persepolis and Maus provide new viewpoints for understanding conflict in the Middle East and the horror of the Holocaust. Molly Hall (University of New Hampshire) shows how graphic novels can be serious literature and points out the potential benefits of using them in a humane literary studies curriculum.

  3:00PM –  4:00PM

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Iconic Characters: Keeping True to Origins While Creating New Stories Room 300AB

We all have our favorite characters, and while we love their rich history, we also love the new storylines that keep us coming back for more! Learn from those who do it best how they keep iconic characters rooted in the past but always heading towards the future. Panelists Ann Nocenti (Catwoman, Daredevil), Frank Cho (The Hulk, Savage Wolverine), J. M. De Matteis (Spider-Man, Captain America), Doug Mahnke (Green Lantern, JLA), andDan Slott (Superior Spider-Man, Mighty Avengers) are moderated by Mark Waid (Thrillbent).

  3:00PM –  4:00PM

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Tales of Xillia Room 207

Hideo Baba (producer for Tales of series, Namco Bandai Studios) discusses the 15th anniversary of the Tales of series, including the upcoming Western release of Tales of Xillia. Join Baba-san as he talks about all thingsTales of in a fun and interactive hour with plenty of surprises.

  3:00PM –  6:00PM

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Exclusive Warner Bros. Television Screenings Arena

For the fourth straight year, Warner Bros. Television kicks off WonderCon with preview screenings of fan-favorite series. For 2013, WBTV will unveil the world premiere of new, previously unaired episodes of the first-year hit dramas Revolution, from creator Eric Kripke (Supernatural) and J. J. Abrams's Bad Robot Productions (Fringe, Lost); Arrow, from executive producers Greg Berlanti (Golden Boy), Marc Guggenheim (Green Lantern), and Andrew Kreisberg (Fringe); and The Following, from creator/executive producer Kevin Williamson (The Vampire Diaries) and executive producer Marcos Siega (The Vampire Diaries); in addition to the never-before-seen series premiere episode of Warner Bros. Animation's new Teen Titans Go!

 

Revolution -- In this epic adventure from J. J. Abrams's Bad Robot Productions and Supernatural's Eric Kripke, a family struggles in an American landscape where every piece of technology-computers, planes, cars, phones, even lights-has mysteriously blacked out forever. A drama with sweeping scope and intimate focus, Revolution is a swashbuckling journey of hope and rebirth seen through the eyes of one strong-willed young woman, Charlie Matheson (Being Human's Tracy Spiridakos) and her brother, Danny (Graham Rogers). When Danny is kidnapped by militia leaders for a darker purpose, Charlie reconnects with her estranged uncle, Miles (Twilight's Billy Burke), a former U.S. Marine living a reclusive life. Together with a rogue band of survivors, they set out to rescue Danny, overthrow the militia, and ultimately reestablish the United States of America. All the while, they explore the enduring mystery of why the power failed and if-or how-it will ever return. The series also stars Giancarlo Esposito, Zak Orth, David Lyons, Daniella Alonso, JD Pardo, Tim Guinee, and Elizabeth Mitchell. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Bad Robot Productions, Kripke Enterprises, and Warner Bros. Television, Revolution airs Mondays at 10/9c on NBC.

 

Arrow -- The CW's most-watched series premiere since The Vampire Diaries in 2009, Arrow stars Stephen Amell as billionaire Oliver Queen, who, after being marooned for five years on a remote island, returns home with a mysterious agenda and lethal set of new skills that he uses in a war on crime. Reinventing the DC Comics character for a modern-day audience, the Arrow is not a superhero...but a hero, every bit as dangerous as the criminals he's hunting. This hard-hitting action series also stars Katie Cassidy, Colin Donnell, David Ramsey, and Willa Holland, with Susanna Thompson and Paul Blackthorne. Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, and Andrew Kreisberg are executive producers of the series, based on characters appearing in comic books and graphic novels published by DC Comics. Arrow is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television and airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on The CW.

 

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  3:30PM –  4:30PM

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Breaking into ComicsRoom 203

Are you an aspiring comic book writer or artist? Then we've got the panel for you! Join BOOM! Studios editor-in-chief Matt Gagnon and other comic book professionals as they give you practical advice on how to make your comic book dreams come true.

  3:30PM –  4:30PM

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Comic Pitch Review Room 206B

For attendees (writers or artists) of the Comic Creator Connection... Before you give your pitch to twenty strangers, use this opportunity to practice your presentation and get some free coaching from a pro. Sit one-on-one with Douglas Neff (host of the Comic Creator Connection and From Fan to Creator: Goal-Setting for Creative Types) for a personalized crash course in pitching your work. Note that all reviews will occur on a first-come, first-served basis and will only be accommodated as time allows.

  3:30PM –  4:30PM

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How to Get News Coverage Room 213

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, and 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(Newsarama), Alan Kistler (Comic Mix, CBR), Blair Marnell (CraveOnline), Glenn Hauman (Comic Mix), Heidi MacDonald (The Beat), Josh Waldrop (M1W Entertainment), Kiel Phegley (CBR), 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.

  3:30PM –  4:30PM

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James Robinson Room 208

Join James Robinson, writer of Starman and current DC hit comic Earth 2, for an informal Q&A on his life and career in comics and films. Ask him whatever you want, and he'll answer it if he can. He promises to not take himself too seriously, so come and have some fun with the guy; he genuinely looks forward to seeing you there.

  3:30PM –  4:30PM

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MTV GeekRoom 300DE

Get the latest from MTV Comics/Geek.

  4:00PM –  5:00PM

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Art Masters: Drawing DC Room 210BCD

What does it take to remake a universe? Immensely talented artists! Join DC Comics artists for a unique peek into their visual approach in shaping DC Comics!

  4:00PM –  5:00PM

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Beauty and the Beast Sneak Peek and Q&A Room 300AB

Attention #Beasties:  Deception, Death & Darkness! Join star Kristin Kreuk and executive producer Kelly Souders (Smallville) as they screen a never-before-seen episode, which no fan will want to miss. Beauty and the Beast, the CW's freshman drama, winner of the People's Choice Award for Favorite New TV Drama, is a modern adaptation of a beloved fairy tale. Centering on Catherine Chandler (Kreuk), a tough-minded NYPD homicide detective, who is haunted by witnessing her mother's murder nine years ago and the murderer's quick demise at what she perceived to be the hands of a beast. After years of searching, Catherine finally discovers the beast is Vincent Keller, (Jay Ryan), a survivor of a military experiment that went disastrously wrong and left him in hiding to lead a secret life.

  4:00PM –  5:00PM

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GEEK Magazine Star Trek Summit LIVERoom 207

Get ready to boldly go as our panel of ultimate Treksperts discuss the past, present, and future of the Star Trekfranchise as it goes Into Darkness, live and in person, based on the bestselling cover story in GEEK magazine. Featuring writer/producer Brannon Braga (Star Trek: First Contact, Star Trek: Enterprise, Terra Nova), Eugene “Rod” Roddenberry, Jr. (Roddenberry.com, son of legendary Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry), Scott Mantz (Access Hollywood chief film critic), Jeff Bond (executive editor, GEEKThe Music of Star Trek), andMark A. Altman (Free Enterprise, Femme Fatales).

  4:30PM –  5:30PM

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A Story Is a Story: Storytelling Across Diverse Formats Room 300DE

Storytellers Jane Espenson (Buffy the Vampire SlayerOnce Upon a Time), Frank Beddor (The Looking Glass Wars), Amber Benson (The Golden Age of Death), and Ashley Edward Miller (Colin Fischer) discuss storytelling from the oral tradition to novels to screenwriting to comics with moderator LeAnna Herrera of Mysterious Galaxy bookstore.

  4:30PM –  5:30PM

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How to Build Your Own R2 Room 213

Do you want to know what it takes to build your own Star Wars droid? Southern California R2 builders Chris RominesMichael McMaster, and William Miyamoto, builder Godfather Mike Senna, and builder/moderatorVictor Franco discuss how their robots were built and how they work. Topics include materials, blueprints, building techniques, tools, and the electronics used to bring R2 to life. Special guest Don Post is scheduled to join the group for part of the panel discussion. Hear Don talk about his involvement in producing the licensed replica R2-D2, along with other props and costume pieces.

  4:30PM –  5:30PM

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Spotlight on Brent Anderson Room 203

He's been one of the brightest lights in comic art since he burst on the scene with Ka-Zar the Savage, Somerset Holmes, Strikeforce: Morituri, and the X-Men graphic novel God Loves, Man Kills. More recently you know him from Kurt Busiek's Astro City and other popular comics. He's WonderCon Anaheim special guest Brent Anderson, and here's your chance to hear him interviewed about his life and career by Mark Evanier.

  4:30PM –  5:30PM

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Terry Moore Room 208

Join fan favorite Terry Moore (Strangers in Paradise, Echo, Rachel Rising) as he celebrates the 20th anniversary of Strangers in Paradise! Learn where Rachel Rising is heading this year and what Terry has up his sleeve for the future. Bring those burning questions you've never been able to ask and finally get your answers!

  5:00PM –  6:00PM

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Batman: Zero Year with Scott SnyderRoom 207

Join us for an in-depth look at the upcoming Batman: Zero Year from fan favorite Scott Snyder!

  5:00PM –  6:00PM

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Let's Make Comics! Room 210BCD

Javier Hernandez (Los Comex) presents his popular comic book workshop for kids. Participants will create a one-page comic, using an interactive storytelling exercise where everyone can join in the creation of the story. You don't have to be a great artist to make comics, just have a desire to tell stories with words and pictures! Paper and pencils will be provided.

  5:00PM –  6:00PM

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Regular ShowRoom 300AB

Check out the not-so-regular Regular Show panel at WonderCon Anaheim! Join the always-entertaining Regular Show crew and celebrate 100 episodes of the Emmy Award-winning Cartoon Network series! Also, get the scoop on the panelists' favorite episodes, and check out a special sneak peek of Regular Show's April Fool's Day episode. So get a move on and find out what's up with everyone's favorite slackers, Mordecai and Rigby!

  5:00PM –  7:00PM

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Comic Creator Connection #1 Room 206B

WonderCon Anaheim's Comic Creator Connection is 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 and Saturday from 5:00 to 7:00 PM -- writers and artists can sit down and meet each other in a neutral environment.(Please note: Preliminary sign-ups for the CCC took place online before WonderCon Anaheim. To check and see if space is still available, visit Room 206B on the second level between 4:30 and 5:00 PM on Friday and Saturday.)

  5:30PM –  6:30PM

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How to Get a Job in the Video Game Industry Room 300DE

Francis Mao (Capcom senior director, creative services) leads a panel of insiders from a variety of game companies and industry outlets to share with you how they got to “play video games for a living,” and the wide assortment of career paths that are available. You don't have to be a programming whiz or a stellar digital artist to have a fun career in the video game industry. Hear about job opportunities available in areas such as marketing, public relations, retail, design, publishing, editorial, and more! There will be a Q&A session plus an opportunity to speak and network one-on-one with the panelists after the session.

  5:30PM –  6:30PM

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IDW: Spotlight on Artist's Editions! Room 208

The IDW Artist's Edition Panel this year will include several announcements of upcoming books, including one with a surprise guest star in attendance! Senior editor Scott Dunbier will be on hand to talk about all things Artist's Edition-related and will have several cool prizes for lucky attendees-Hoo hah!

  5:30PM –  6:30PM

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Indie Comics Marketing and PR 101 Room 203

Need tips on how to market your comic? Have questions about doing PR? This is the panel for you! Some of the best and brightest in comics today present a roundtable discussion, revealing all the secrets of doing marketing and PR for your comics. ComiXology marketing and PR maven Chip Mosher is joined by Dark Horse's director of PR Jeremy Atkins, IDW Publishing's VP of marketing Dirk Wood, and Archaia's marketing manager Mel Caylo for a wide-ranging discussion you will not want to miss!

  5:30PM –  6:30PM

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Science in Science Fiction Room 213

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 bioengineers will be available to answer your questions in a Q&A session.

  6:00PM –  7:00PM

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Acting/Role-Playing Room 210BCD

Richard Hatch (actor, writer, teacher) will share cutting-edge acting and role-playing techniques that will take your game, performance, and art to the next level. Includes a lecture, exercises, and practical acting and role-playing applications. For actors, role-players, or anyone interested in learning the art and craft of powerful acting and dynamic and entertaining character development.

  6:00PM –  7:00PM

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Awfully Big Adventures: Storytellers Who Find One Medium Too SmallRoom 207

Movies are based on comics, comics are based on TV shows, TV shows are based on movies. These days the lines between genres are blurring, and sci-fi and fantasy weaves throughout multiple formats. Panelists Amanda Conner (Power Girl, Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre), Ann Nocenti (Catwoman, Katana), Gale Ann Hurd(Terminator, Aliens), Jane Espenson (Firefly, Once Upon a Time), and Marjorie Liu (Astonishing X-Men, Hunter Kiss series) discuss with moderator Geoff Boucher (Cape Town) how they work across formats, gain inspiration from everywhere, and still manage to tell fresh and exciting stories.

  6:00PM –  7:00PM

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Femme Fatales: The Hit TV Show Comes HomeRoom 300AB

Behind the scenes of the hit TV series that Beyond Online calls “a truly enjoyable show” and Entertainment Weekly hails as “a badass chick anthology series” inspired by pulp fiction, film noir, and graphic novels. Celebrating the bestselling release of the first season on DVD from eOne Home Video with some special giveaways, upcoming previews and behind the scenes footage are first season favorites Dean Haglund (The X-Files), Reggie Hayes (Girlfriends), and stunning femmes fatales Nikki Griffin (Dukes of Hazzard, Fast & The Furious III), Madison Dylan (Robot Chicken), Catherine Annette, and Tiffany Brouwer, joined by series creators Mark A. Altman (Castle, DOA: Dead or Alive) and Steve Kriozere (NCIS, V.I.P.).

  6:00PM –  8:00PM

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World Premiere of Superman: Unbound Arena

A destructive force is devastating planets across the galaxy-with Earth next in its sights-and even Superman may not be capable of halting the destruction alone in Superman: Unbound. Based on the Geoff Johns/Gary Frank 2008 release Superman: Brainiac, the film's stellar voice cast is led by Matt Bomer (White Collar) as Superman, John Noble (Fringe, The Lord of the Rings films) as Brainiac, Stana Katic (Castle) as Lois Lane, and Molly Quinn(Castle) as Supergirl. Supervising producer James Tucker (Justice League, Batman: The Brave and the Bold) also directs the film from a script by Bob Goodman (Warehouse 13, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns). Andrea Romano (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns) is dialogue director. Witness the world premiere of the latest DC Universe Animated Original Movie, and stay for a lively panel discussion featuring filmmakers and voice talent alike...as well as exclusive prizes and some potential glimpses into future DCU animated films by moderator Gary Miereanu. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC Entertainment, and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment,Superman: Unbound will be released on Blu-ray, DVD, OnDemand, and For Download on May 7.

  6:30PM –  7:30PM

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30 Years of JaysonRoom 203

Jayson cartoons have entertained generations of readers by taking a lighthearted look at gay life in the big city. Title character Jayson Callowhill doesn't want much-just a job and a man worth having. That's what he left Farmville and moved to Philadelphia to find. But like many of us, he's still searching. On Christmas Day in 1982, Jeff Krell created Jayson, which has graced the pages of the Philadelphia Gay News, Gay Comix, Meatmen, and a series of graphic novels, including Jayson Goes to Hollywood (2008) and Jayson Gets a Job (2012). Jayson has even starred in an off-Broadway musical (1998) and in an upcoming animated short that will be previewed at WonderCon Anaheim. Celebrate 30 years of Jayson with creator Jeff Krell moderating a talented panel that includes the voice of Jayson, Matt Crabtree (Failing Upwards), voice of Robyn, Dino Andrade (Arkham Asylum), and lead animator Andrew Guiyangco. Presented in collaboration with Prism Comics. Coupons for free copies of Jayson graphic novels will be given out at panel (while supplies last).

  6:30PM –  7:30PM

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Netflix's Hemlock Grove Room 300DE

From executive producer Eli Roth (Cabin Fever) and based on Brian McGreevy's novel of the same name, Netflix's Hemlock Grove is a riveting one-hour murder mystery series that revolves around the residents of a former Pennsylvania steel town. When 17-year-old Brooke Bluebell is brutally murdered, any of Hemlock's peculiar inhabitants-or killer creatures-could be suspects. Through the investigation, the town's seamier side is exposed, revealing nothing is what it seems. Beautiful, terrifying, and graphic, Hemlock Grove is unlike anything else in its genre. Appearing are executive producers Roth, McGreevy, and Lee Shipman and cast membersFamke Janssen (X-Men), Dougray Scott (Mission Impossible II), Bill Skarsgård (Anna Karenina), Landon Liboiron (Terra Nova), Penelope MitchellFreya TingleyAaron Douglas (Battlestar Galactica), andKandyse McClure (Battlestar Galactica).

  6:30PM –  7:30PM

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Star Trek Enterprise Bridge Restoration and Sci-Fi Museum Room 208

Join Huston HuddlestonBrian Uiga, and the original designers from Star Trek TNGDS9 and Voyager, as they discuss the rescue and restoration of the Enterprise Bridge set from Star Trek: The Next Generation, and how they rescued it from destruction. Rare videos, photos, Q&A, and updates on their creation of the world's first Interactive, Educational Sci-Fi Museum!

  6:30PM –  8:00PM

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Not Guilty by Reason of Zombification? Law and Forensic Psychiatry After the Zombie Apocalypse Room 213

During a “zombie apocalypse,” humans play by a new set of rules -- or no rules at all. Zombies kill humans, humans hunt zombies, and humans murder other humans -- with no legal repercussions. But suppose the zombie apocalypse ended after eradication of the zombies or the discovery of a cure that rejoined the dead with the living. When society's laws are restored, what would happen if humans, zombies, and former zombies alike stood trial for their actions? Would any of them be found guilty, or would the circumstances of the apocalypse excuse crimes like theft, breaking and entering, misuse of a corpse, murder, and cannibalism? What legal defenses might apply? Join the forensic psychiatrists of Broadcast Thought, H. Eric Bender, M.D.Praveen R. Kambam, M.D., and Vasilis K. Pozios, M.D., and the lawyers of Law and the Multiverse, James Daily, J.D. and Ryan Davidson, J.D. (The Law of Superheroes) as they examine the legal issues faced by a post-zombie-apocalyptic world. In a mock trial, the lawyers will be the prosecution and defense, the doctors will be the expert witnesses, and you will be the jury. Will the walking dead be found guilty, or will they walk free?

  7:00PM –  8:00PM

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Mark Waid's Thrillbent Comics Room 210BCD

In 2012, Thrillbent.com brought you a new way to read digital comics with Insufferable -- and now WonderCon Anaheim plays host to the official launch of Thrillbent 2.0! See what's in store from Eisner and Harvey Award-winning writer Mark Waid as he and his collaborators John Rogers (Leverage), Nate Watson, and others premiere several all-new digital series!

  7:00PM –  9:00PM

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BBC America's Doctor Who and Orphan Black Screening Room 300AB

Join BBC America for an exclusive Supernatural Saturday screening of Doctor Who and Orphan Black. BBC America's new Supernatural Saturday lineup launches Saturday, March 30 with Doctor Who at 8/7c, Orphan Black at 9/8c, and The Nerdist at 10/9c. Doctor Who will kick off the screening with Steven Moffat's new episode “The Bells of St. John,” the first of eight epic new episodes starring Matt Smith and his new companion Jenna-Louise Coleman. Then, catch the premiere episode of BBC America's new original series Orphan Black. Tatiana Maslany portrays Sarah, an orphan and outsider whose life changes dramatically after witnessing the suicide of a woman who looks just like her. She takes her identity, her boyfriend, and her bank account. But instead of solving her problems, the street-smart chameleon is thrust headlong into a deadly conspiracy. Please note: Doctor Who is TV-PG and Orphan Black is TV-MA.

MARCH 30 • SATURDAY

 10:30AM – 11:30AM

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Despair with Layman! Room 213

A scintillating conversation and Q&A with WonderCon Anaheim special guest John Layman (Chew), where the much-reviled writer, letterer, and ex-editor will discuss his work on ChewDetective ComicsMars Attacks, and so very, very much more.

 10:30AM – 11:30AM

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From Fan to Creator: Goal-Setting for Creative TypesRoom 203

Which side of the convention table do you want to be on, professional or fan? And what's keeping you from getting there? If you've been inspired to create something but you're having trouble bringing it into reality, you need to attend this fun and informative goal-setting workshop, designed specifically for the WonderCon Anaheim crowd and back for its seventh year in a row. Douglas Neff (the "Tony Robbins of Geeks") will give you simple and proven tips for achieving what's most important to you. Whether you want to write your own screenplay, draw your first comic, or shoot your independent film, you'll walk away from this workshop with new ideas and useful tools to help you reach your dream.

 10:30AM – 11:30AM

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Living the Vikings Room 300DE

Join members of the Vikings cast for an inside look at creating the characters for HISTORY's new scripted series. Catch up with a series recap and get to know the cast during a Q&A session before an exclusive sneak peek at Episode 6.

 10:30AM – 11:30AM

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The Music That Makes You Scream Room 208

Ever question why your spine tingles when watching a scary scene? Join film and television composers as they discuss the art of composing for one of the most demanding genres-horror! Tyler Bates (Day of the Dead, Halloween II), Anton Sanko (The Possession, Nurse 3-D), Frederik Wiedmann (Mirrors 2, Hostel III), and Dino Meneghin (Teen Wolf) discuss the process of scoring for screams and how they manage to sleep at night. Moderating are Anne Cecere (BMI's director of film & TV relations) and White Bear PR founder Chandler Poling. Q&A to follow with special giveaways to attendees.

 10:30AM – 12:00PM

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Comics Arts Conference Session #4: Comics, Queerness, and Identity Room 210BCD

From a performance studies perspective, Maria Patrice Amon (University of California, Irvine) argues that cosplaying is the ultimate embodiment of Scott McCloud's assertion of universal identification with characters through the simplification of the cartoon image. Rooted in contemporary comic and Foucauldian theory, Cameron McKee (University of California, Berkeley) argues that Tom of Finland's comics were seminal to the emergence of a radical gay identity pre-Stonewall through the AIDS crisis. Christine Ferguson argues that Batman illustrates the superpower of S&M and, in the process of exploring the submissive side of Batman, demonstrates the importance of aftercare, bonding, and how not to call the Commissioner down.

 11:00AM – 12:00PM

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Creating Kids' Comics Room 210A

Want to know what it takes to make super awesome comics for kids? Come hang out with the guys and girls who are making it happen every day. Panelists include Neo Edmund (Windy Hollows, Jurassic Strike Force 5), Joe LeFavi (Fraggle Rock, editorial director for Jim Henson Co.), Tim Beedle (Muppet Robin Hood, Fraggle Rock),Paul Morrissey (The Incredibles, Mouse Guard), Heather Nuhfer (Fraggle Rock, Strawberry Shortcake), andBarbara Kesel (Night Turtles, My Little Pony).

 11:00AM – 12:00PM

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ShiftyLook: Bravoman Room 207

Namco Bandai Games's ShiftyLook producer and editor-in-chief Rob Pereyda gives an inside look into the world of Bravoman. Find out what's next for everyone's favorite stretchy hero and watch an unreleased episode ofBravoman: Super-Unequaled Hero of Excellence! with show stars Rob Paulsen (Animaniacs), Dee Bradley Baker (American Dad), and Romi Dames (Winx Club); animation director Murray Bain (Artopia); writer Matt Moylan (Lilformers); character designer Dax Gordine (JoGeeTV); theme song composer Randy Rogel(Animaniacs); and score composer Tommy Pedrini (Adventure Time: "Hey Ice King! Why'd You Steal Our Garbage?!"). Afterward, stick around for a zany Q&A-there just might be some big Bravoman announcements, too!

 11:00AM – 12:00PM

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The World of Capcom Room 300AB

Capcom returns to WonderCon Anaheim with another stellar lineup of the hottest new video game titles in the coming year! Moderator Francis Mao leads a panel of Capcom's producers and product managers to share trailers and sneak peeks of all the hot, new upcoming Capcom games featuring Remember Me, Lost Planet 3, Resident Evil: Revelations, Dragons Dogma Dark Arisen, Capcom Arcade Cabinet, Darkstalkers Resurrection, Monster Hunter Ultimate 3, Capcom Arcade Cabinet, and more.

 11:30AM – 12:30PM

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Archaia Presents: Writing for Comics Room 208

Writing a script for a comic book or graphic novel is not unlike writing one for a film or TV show, but there are marked differences. Telling an artist to "go crazy" on a panel isn't always the best option. What are some of the things aspiring comic book writers should know, and what are some resources they have available to them? Join a lively discussion with Archaia graphic novelists R. J. Ryan (SyndromeThe Joyners in 3D), Chris Northrop(The Reason for Dragons), Saurav Mohapatra (Mumbai ConfidentialDevi), Mike Kennedy (BleedoutStar Wars), and Tom Pinchuk (Hybrid Bastards!) as they talk about their experiences and give their advice on how you can write a really great comic script!

 11:30AM – 12:30PM

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Inspector Spacetime: The Panel Room 213

Travis Richey (Community's Inspector Spacetime), is joined by the cast and crew of the completely and totally unrelated web series (Untitled Web Series About A Space Traveler Who Can Also Travel Through Time) to discuss the process of bringing the fan-created universe to life. They'll talk about the making of Season 1 of the web series USA Today called "the Best TV on the Web for 2012", as well as what's coming up for The Inspector, including exclusive video. Meet Eric Loya (co-writer, Boyish the Extraordinary), Carrie Keranen (Piper Tate),Brian Giovanni (series composer), and Chaz Maas (associate producer).

 11:30AM – 12:30PM

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Spotlight on Jim Lee Room 300DE

Join DC Comics co-publisher and WonderCon Anaheim special guest Jim Lee as he discusses his work as an artist on such titles as Justice League and the upcoming new series, Superman Unchained, written by Scott Snyder.

 11:30AM – 12:30PM

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That '70s Panel Room 203

A look at comics in what some call the Bronze Age...a time of massive change within in the industry. What made that era unique from comics that came before and after? Perhaps we'll learn as Mark Evanier (Groo theWanderer) chats with Marv Wolfman (Tomb of Dracula), J. M. DeMatteis (Justice League), Len Wein (Swamp Thing), and Brent Anderson (Astro City).

 11:30AM – 12:30PM

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Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures Arena

Pacific Rim with director Guillermo del Toro and New Line Cinema's The Conjuring with director James Wan.

 12:00PM –  1:00PM

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Adventure Time Room 300AB

What could make WonderCon Anaheim 2013 even more wonderful? How about a totally mathematical Adventure Time panel with some behind-the-scenes superstars? Find out what's in store for our heroes Finn and Jake this season with a peek at how the show comes to life, exclusive clips, and a Q&A with the audience. So come on, grab your friends!

 12:00PM –  1:00PM

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Geeking Out with the League of Extraordinary Ladies Room 210A

Formed by a small but fierce group of girl geek friends, the LxL has grown to be a worldwide community that has fostered countless friendships, created a safe space online, and spawned a thousand geeky discussions. Find out more about the League, meet the founders, and hear great tips on how to connect with fellow geeks in your area. The League of Extraordinary Ladies is dedicated to keeping the Con spirit alive all year round, wherever you are. Hear from representatives (and co-founders) Autumn MasseyDina KampmeyerEmily HeyerGeek Girl DivaJenn FujikawaSarah KuhnStephanie Thorpe and Theresa Wollenstein.

 12:00PM –  1:00PM

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Kotobukiya Spring Preview 2013 Room 207

Get an inside look at some of the newest product updates and announcements from Kotobukiya! Have a question? Join in on the Q&A session. Plenty of surprises are in store, including a Lucky Draw prize giveaway.

 12:00PM –  1:30PM

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Comics Arts Conference Session #5: Comics and FormRoom 210BCD

Karma Waltonen (University of California, Davis) argues that the form and content of David Mazzucchelli's masterwork Asterios Polyp are wedded in such a medium-specific way that it resists adaptation completely, and, through the relationship between form and content, it serves as a unique example of the medium. John Rodzvilla(Emerson College) discusses how Wallace Wood's unpublished handout of "22 panels that always work" has influenced the pacing and layout of comics over the last 30 years in everything from superhero stories to independent graphic novels. Michael J. Muniz (Liberty University) presents a philosophical introspection on the fourth wall as a device to manifest narrative worlds that, when broken, becomes more transparent and even metaphysically malleable to the reader.

 12:30PM –  1:30PM

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Digital First Comics Room 213

"Digital First" comic releases have electrified fans by breaking print publishing conventions and pushing the boundaries of comic storytelling. Now you can join the major players in the "Digital First" movement -- DC's Hank Kanalz, Thrillbent's Mark Waid, MonkeyBrain Comics's Masks and Mobsters writer Joshua Williamson, and ComiXology's Chip Mosher -- to hear all about the future of the medium!

 12:30PM –  1:30PM

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Falling Skies Room 300DE

The wait is nearly over as TNT's epic drama Falling Skies returns to continue its extraordinary story about life and survival in the wake of a catastrophic alien invasion. Noah Wyle stars as a college professor who becomes an unlikely resistance leader in this gripping series from DreamWorks Television and executive producer Steven Spielberg. Stars Drew Roy (Secretariat), Sarah Carter (Shark), and Seychelle Gabriel (Weeds) will join executive producer Remi Aubuchon for a Q&A panel. The session will include a never-before-seen sneak peek from the upcoming Season 3 premiere.

 12:30PM –  1:30PM

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IDW: The Big Panel Room 208

Chief creative officer and editor-in-chief Chris Ryall and VP of marketing Dirk Wood host a cavalcade of IDW creators, past, present, and future! Expect announcements, prizes, Q&A, semi-professional wrestling, and more!

 12:30PM –  2:00PM

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CBLDF Live Art JamRoom 203

Witness amazing live art created before your eyes by the industry's greatest superstars! WonderCon Anaheim special guest Jim Lee leads an all-star panel of special surprise guests who will make original art on the big screen, giving you a one-of-a-kind glimpse into their creative process, and then have a chance to bid to take their work home. The proceeds from this auction benefit Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, which protects the industry's First Amendment rights. Stop by the CBLDF booth (#909) for your bidder number, then come watch great art happen before your eyes at the CBLDF Live Art Jam!

 12:45PM –  1:00PM

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Trailer Park Arena

See the latest and greatest trailers for upcoming movies.

  1:00PM –  2:00PM

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Mainstream Monsters Room 300AB

Join moderator Mark Waid (Thrillbent) as he finds out what enables us as readers to root for "the bad guy." Jeff Parker (Thunderbolts), Jane Espenson (Once Upon A Time), Brent Anderson (The Phantom Stranger),Jimmy Palmiotti (All Star Western), and Dan Slott (Superior Spider-Man) share with us their tips and tricks for making us pledge our allegiance to characters that may not always play the role of the hero.

  1:00PM –  2:00PM

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The Jedi Path: How to Create a Quality Jedi Costume Room 210A

Join rebel legion members Alex BagosyJen BagosyLisa CurtisChristina AmatoKristin LaughtinSam Tilden, and Mike Moland discuss costuming with the Rebel Legion, the "Good Guys" of the Star Wars Costuming universe, hosted by the Jedi Temple of the Silent Sands of Sunrider Base. Members will discuss Rebel costuming, give basic tutorials and hold a Q&A session. The panel will focus on Jedi costuming, but will also briefly discuss other iconic costumes such as Rebel Fleet Troopers, Rebel Pilots and Princess Leia from A New Hope. Come and learn how to costume in the Star Wars Galaxy!

  1:00PM –  2:00PM

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TV Writing Room Secrets Revealed: Inside Writing & Producing For Television Room 207

Meet the over-caffeinated and over-worked writers and producers who make genre entertainment what it is today and get an incredible insider look from the scribes behind some of TV's hottest shows as they share their candid thoughts on how to make the series we love (and sometimes loathe). Find out the highly classified secrets to getting TV shows made and how to break-in and break-out in a highly competitive broadcast environment, 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! No canned speeches and press releases here, get the straight scoop from television's most talented writers and producers including Javier Grillo-Marxuach (The Middleman, Lost),Jesse Alexander (Heroes, Alias, Hannibal), Gabrielle Stanton (Haven, Moonlight, Arrow), Ashley E. Miller(Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, X-Men: First Class, Fringe), Jose Molina (The Vampire Diaries, Firefly), Steve Kriozere (Femme Fatales, NCIS), Amy Berg (Eureka, Leverage), Steve Melching (The Clone Wars, Transformers: Prime), David Simkins (Grimm, Warehouse 13), and Mark A. Altman (Femme Fatales, Necessary Roughness). Presented by GEEK Magazine.

  1:15PM –  2:15PM

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Revolution Special Video Presentation and Q&A Arena

Hot on the heels of the hit show's eagerly anticipated spring return, this panel session featuring stars Elizabeth Mitchell (Lost), Tracy Spiridakos (Being Human), Zak Orth (Wet Hot American Summer), David Lyons (The Cape), Daniella Alonso (Friday Night Lights) and Tim Guinee (Iron Man movies), as well as co-executive producer David Rambo (V), will tackle burning questions such as Bass's plans for the expansion of the Monroe Republic, the long-awaited Matheson family reunion and theories on what really happened to cause the blackout. Join these "revolutionaries" as they reveal exclusive information about the remaining episodes of the first season. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Bad Robot Productions, Kripke Enterprises and Warner Bros. Television, Revolution airs Mondays at 10/9c on NBC.

  1:30PM –  2:30PM

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Oddball Comics Live: Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n Roll! Room 213

Award-winning cartoonist Scott Shaw! (Annoying OrangeSimpsons ComicsSonic The HedgehogCaptain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew!The Flintstones) invades WonderCon Anaheim with an extra-lurid, extra-funny new edition of his popular show featuring "the craziest comic books ever published" -- including those notorious "crotch-centric" covers from issues of Superman's Girlfriend, Lois Lane! Even if you've seen some of these comic book covers many times before, when you see them blown up to the size of the side of a barn, you'll be amazed and delighted at the unbelievably hilarious hidden-in-plain-sight imagery that's revealed! See why Stan Lee says, "Wow, True Believers, I thought I'd seen it all, but Scott Shaw!'s hysterically hilarious Oddball Comics Live is the wildest, wackiest exposé of some of the craziest comic books I've ever seen! Or, to put it mildly, Scott's outrageous opuses are a blast!"

  1:30PM –  2:30PM

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Spotlight on Dean Koontz Room 300DE

#1 New York Times bestselling author and WonderCon Anaheim special guest Dean Koontz (Deeply Odd, on-sale 5/28, and Odd Thomas) shares stories from his life and his work, and takes questions from fans.

  1:30PM –  2:30PM

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We Are BOOM! Room 208

Founder & CEO Ross Richie, editor-in-chief Matt Gagnon, and vice president of publishing & marketing Filip Sablik reintroduce BOOM! Studios to the world of comics. This won't be your average publisher panel droning on and on through a series of press releases and stale cover images. Find out what makes BOOM! Studios different than every other comic publisher in the market and why 2013 will be a transformative year for us. Come innovate with us.

  1:30PM –  3:00PM

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Comics Arts Conference Session #6: Focus on Matt Kindt Room 210BCD

Harvey Award-winning independent voice and CAC special guest Matt Kindt (Mind Mgmt) discusses his approach to making comics with CAC co-chair Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight). They will discuss Kindt's use of sequential artistry in his works and the creative process in formulating elements like character and plot as well as the way he draws on his background in book production to design the physical books.

  2:00PM –  3:00PM

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All Shapes and Sizes Welcome Room 210A

Join Leah Cevoli (Robot Chicken), Miracle Laurie (Dollhouse), Adrianne Curry (Adrianne Curry's SuperFans),Helenna Santos Levy (founder, MsInTheBiz.com), Amber Krzys (founder, BodyHeart.com), and Lynn Chen(founder, www.theActorsDiet.com) as these outspoken actresses, models, writers, and entrepreneurs will share openly their own journey with body image, eating disorders, and the road to recovery and self-love. The panel will discuss healthy lifestyles and acceptance for women of all shapes and sizes in the entertainment industry, while inspiring others to get out there and live their best life. Moderated by Leah Cevoli.

  2:00PM –  3:00PM

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Spotlight on Steranko Room 203

Wonder-Con Anaheim special guest, Steranko, the Hall of Fame writer/illustrator/filmmaker/escape artist, presents a provocative forum featuring his work on Captain America, X-Men, S.H.I.E.L.D., The Shadow, Indiana Jones and more, including a new series of Batman covers and his groundbreaking graphic novel Red Tide, Acclaimed author and agent of Steranko, J. David Spurlock moderates and promises to reveal a new storm of secrets from the Steranko bag of tricks.

  2:00PM –  3:00PM

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The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys Room 300AB

From Comics to Music and Back Again!-Without a doubt, one of the most anticipated comics of the year is The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys from Gerard Way, Shaun Simon, and Becky Cloonan. Originally announced in 2009, this comic series became the inspiration for My Chemical Romance's album of the same name. Now, the three conclude the storyline of Battery City's Killjoys in an all-new six issue series, launching in June! Join Dark Horse PR director Jeremy Atkins and Gerard Way himself for a rare glimpse at the upcoming series!

  2:00PM –  3:00PM

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Writing Animation 101 Room 207

Learn the ins and outs and secrets of writing animation for today's television and Internet market. Craig Miller(Beast Wars, Curious George) will lead a group of other working writers and producers including Nicole Dubuc(Young Justice, Transformers: Rescue Bots), Cort Lane (VP, animation development & production, Marvel),Steve Melching (Transformers Prime, Star Wars: The Clone Wars), and Matt Wayne (Justice League Unlimited,Ben 10: Omniverse) in a discussion to tell you what you need to know to write and sell scripts.

  2:30PM –  3:30PM

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Bongo Comics Turns 20 Room 208

Creative director Nathan Kane, managing editor Terry Delegeane, and art director Jason Ho give you the lowdown on Bongo Comics Group and twenty years of making the best humor comic books in the business. Find out what's in store for the next twenty years and what's in stores in the coming months!

  2:30PM –  3:30PM

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Cartoon Voices Room 300DE

Once again, cartoon voice director Mark Evanier (The Garfield Show) gathers together six of the top professionals who speak for animated cartoons. Hear a demonstration of their craft starring Laraine Newman(The Fairly OddParents), Gregg Berger (G.I. JOE), Laura Summer (The Real Ghostbusters), Jason Marsden(Young Justice), Saratoga Ballantine (Guild Wars 2), and Neil Kaplan (Starcraft II).

  2:30PM –  3:30PM

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Roddenberry Presents Room 213

Rod Roddenberry (CEO, Roddenberry Entertainment), Trevor Roth (head of development, Days Missing) andTory Mell (writer/producer, White Room: 02B3) are taking the name that created Star Trek and bringing it to levels not seen since the original days of the genre changing television show. Join us for some sneak peeks, discussions, and some awesome giveaways!

  2:30PM –  4:00PM

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Sony Pictures: Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, Evil Dead, and This Is The End Arena

Mortal Instruments: City of Bones -- Set in contemporary New York City, a seemingly ordinary teenager, Clary Fray (Lily Collins), discovers she is the descendant of a line of Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of half-angel warriors locked in an ancient battle to protect our world from demons. After the disappearance of her mother (Lena Headey), Clary must join forces with a group of Shadowhunters, who introduce her to a dangerous alternate New York called Downworld, filled with demons, warlocks, vampires, werewolves and other deadly creatures. Based on the worldwide best-selling book series. Please join the book's author, Cassandra Clare, along with director Harald Zwart and stars Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower for an exclusive preview and discussion of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.

 

Evil Dead -- Producers Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Bruce Campbell have teamed up with director Fede Alvarez to bring you the much-anticipated remake of the 1981 cult-hit horror film, The Evil Dead. When five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin, they discover a Book of the Dead, which unwittingly summons up dormant demons living in the nearby woods. The youngsters become possessed in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival. Please join producer Bruce Campbell and director Fede Alvarez, along with stars Jane Levy (Suburgatory) and Jessica Lucas (Cult) for questions and exclusive clips.

 

This Is The End -- The Mayans predicted that the world was supposed to end last December, but we’re still here. So join Seth RogenEvan GoldbergDanny McBride, and Craig Robinson as they stop by to show the new trailer for This Is The End, which hits theaters June 14. The comedy This Is The End follows six friends trapped in a house after a series of strange and catastrophic events devastate Los Angeles. As the world unravels outside, dwindling supplies and cabin fever threaten to tear apart the friendships inside. Eventually, they are forced to leave the house, facing their fate and the true meaning of friendship and redemption.

  3:00PM –  4:00PM

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Comic Book Law School 'ABC' - Always Be Creating (and Avoid Being Careless) Room 210BCD

It's no surprise that if your job is to be creative, that's going to be your focus, but losing sight of important business issues has been the downfall of more than one artist in the past. 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 every-day part of the creative process. Join noted IP attorney Michael Lovitz, author of The Trademark and Copyright Book comic book, as he sets down a solid foundation on intellectual property for attendees of 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 one (1) credit of California MCLE.]

  3:00PM –  4:00PM

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DC Comics: The New 52 Room 300AB

DC Comics-The New 52 is one of the most exciting events in the industry's history! And we're not done making news by a long shot! Come by and be a part of history as we discuss what's coming next in this exciting time for DC Entertainment!

  3:00PM –  4:00PM

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Disney Pins: A Collector's Dream Room 210A

Anthony Medina (president of PinPics.com), Matthew J. Fox (The Fab Five: A History in PinsPinhead Comics), Austin Badgett (Disney Pins' Most Magical Moments), and Matt Jackson (The Ultimate Guide to Pin Trading and Buying at The Disneyland Resort) discuss some of the reasons behind the rise of Disney pins as a serious collectible. Whether a seasoned trader or oblivious as a newborn, you'll discover some fascinating insights into collecting's best kept secret.

  3:00PM –  4:00PM

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Spotlight on Frank Cho Room 207

Emmy Award-winning artist-writer and WonderCon Anaheim special guest Frank Cho will showcase some of the art and comics that made him a favorite with critics and fans alike, including a quick drawing demonstration. He will also give an advance preview of his upcoming comic projects, How To Draw Women art book and his first horror movie - Zombie King!

  3:00PM –  4:00PM

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VIZ Media Room 203

Get the latest updates and exciting news from VIZ Media staff on your favorite manga and anime! You'll also get the scoop on new acquisitions and upcoming releases and projects from VIZ Manga, Weekly Shonen Jump, kids publishing, Neon Alley channel, and more! Plus, be the first to hear about an exclusive collector's item, available only during WonderCon Anaheim!

  3:30PM –  4:30PM

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Ask An Agent! Room 213

Join literary agents Holly Root (Waxman-Leavell Literary Agency) and Michael Bourret (Dystel & Goderich Literary Management) for a Q&A session about the wild world of manuscript querying, the role of agents in the publication process, and more! No pitches, please.

  3:30PM –  4:30PM

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Capcom: Remember Me Room 300DE

Be the first to find out everything there is to know about Capcom's latest and greatest franchise, Remember Me-an exciting, science-fiction, action-adventure game set in the near future of Neo-Paris where memories are remixed and erased. Hear about the development of the game from the creative team featuring Alexis Briclot,Jean-Maxime Moris, and Matthew Hart, and see the latest gameplay footage for this 2013 game release. Followed by a Q&A session.

  3:30PM –  4:30PM

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Ten Years of Aspen Comics Room 208

Frank Mastromauro (Shrugged), Peter Steigerwald (Zoo Hunters), Vince Hernandez (Charismagic), Mark Roslan (BubbleGun), J.T. Krul (Jirni), David Wohl (Legend of the Shadow Clan), Beth Sotelo (Fathom),Jonathan Marks (Shrugged), and more special guests discuss Aspen's huge "10 for 10" initiative and highlight the company's ten years in the industry and what's in store for the next ten years. All fans in attendance will receive a free Aspen gift courtesy of the publisher.

  4:00PM –  5:00PM

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Cartoon Design for Kids Room 210BCD

Hey kids! Kristian Andrew Sather (Jetsons, kristiansather.blogspot.com) returns to WonderCon Anaheim with his popular cartooning workshop. Kristian will demonstrate the techniques used in drawing funny cartoon characters. You will learn how to draw your own funny cartoon characters using basic geometric shapes and more. Join Kristian for this unique & exciting session!

  4:00PM –  5:00PM

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Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Room 207

Hiroshi Matsuyama (CEO & president, CyberConnect2) discusses CyberConnect2's development of Namco Bandai Games' recently released hit, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3. Join Matsuyama-san in a Q&A session with fans as he talks about the success of the Ultimate Ninja Storm series and takes on challengers to battle against him live on stage!

  4:00PM –  5:00PM

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Spotlight on Ann Nocenti Room 203

Celebrating her return to comics with Catwoman and KatanaAnn Nocenti has written comics for both DC and Marvel over the years and has also traveled the world as a teacher. Come and listen to her thoughts on all things comics, moderated by Jim Lee.

  4:00PM –  5:00PM

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Teen Titans Go! Special Video Presentation and Q&A Room 300AB

Join producers Michael Jelenic and Aaron Horvath as well as voice actors Greg Cipes (Beast Boy) and Khary Payton (Cyborg) from the new half-hour action-comedy series for a Q&A moderated by Warner Bros. Animation's Sam Register as well as an exclusive sneak peek of the show's premiere episode-coming to Cartoon Network in April (and as part of the DC Nation programming block). Inspired by Warner Bros. Animation's original fan-favorite series, Teen Titans Go! highlights the humorous side of being a burgeoning superhero. Featuring the return of Robin, Starfire, Raven, Beast Boy, and Cyborg, this hilarious new series focuses on the funny business that happens to teenage super heroes between saving the world and doing the laundry. DC Nation airs Saturdays from 10:00-11:00 a.m. ET/PT on Cartoon Network.

  4:00PM –  5:00PM

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Where Do Ideas Come From? Room 210A

For artists and writers who get "stuck," veteran writer/editor Barbara Randall Kesel (TMNT: AprilMeridian,Hawk & Dove) brings proven tips, tricks, and strategies for vanquishing those blocked brain cells and deadline demons! Part information, part motivation, all entertaining!

  4:30PM –  5:30PM

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LGBTQ Subtext in Comics, Sci-Fi and Fantasy Room 213

LGBTQ subtext has almost always existed in comics, films and TV shows-from Dr. Wertham's writings on Batman and Robin to audiences' musings on Star Wars, Xena, Buffy, Doctor Who and the current Once Upon A Time TV show. "Wink-wink, nudge-nudge" asides, glances and dialogue still get fans talking and slash fictioners "slashing." Subtext is a legitimate literary and artistic device. But now with the greater prominence and acceptance of LGBTQ characters in media, subtext has even more opportunity to become "maintext." Will subtext ever come out of the closet? Will the prince ever get the prince-or the princess her princess? How often is subtext in the mind of the beholder? Join Prism Comics and Marc Andreyko (Black Lightning and Blue Devil, Manhunter), Brad Bell (Husbands), Jane Espenson (Buffy, Once Upon A Time, Husbands), Wendy Pini (Elfquest, Masque of the Red Death), and moderator Jody Wheeler (DoorQ, Bent-Con), as they explore how creators and audiences balance queer subtext.

  4:30PM –  5:30PM

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TV Guide Magazine's Fan Favorite Showrunners Room 300DE

TV Guide Magazine celebrates its 60th anniversary with an all-star panel of TV's hottest showrunners. Moderated by Los Angeles bureau chief Michael Schneider, the panel brings together top showrunners and producers of current and classic hits for a lively discussion of sci-fi and fantasy television. Panelists include Remi Aubuchon(Falling Skies), Jeff Davis (Teen Wolf), Glen Mazarra (The Walking Dead), Steven Molaro (The Big Bang Theory), and Julie Plec (The Vampire Diaries).

  4:30PM –  5:30PM

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Valiant 2013: Harbinger Wars and Beyond Room 208

Everything you need to know about the Valiant Universe in 2013 will be revealed right here! With the opening shot of Harbinger Wars just around the corner, what surprises lay in wait for the brutal first collision of Bloodshot and Harbinger? Can X-O Manowar conquer the forces of Planet Death? Where-and when-are Archer & Armstrong headed next? And what surprise heroes will Shadowman draft into his battle against the Deadside? Join New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart (Harbinger WarsHarbinger), Valiant CCO Dinesh Shamdasani, and a slew of surprise guests to find out the answers to what the future holds. Plus no fan will want to miss an exclusive round of announcements that will rock 2013! The future of the Valiant Universe starts right here at WonderCon Anaheim!

  5:00PM –  6:00PM

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Creature Features, Artist's Dreams Room 210A

A conversation with Tony McVey, covering a career in visual effects-related design spanning almost 40 years. Tony has worked as a character designer, sculptor, and puppet, costume, and prop maker on productions such as Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger, Superman, The Dark Crystal, Return of the Jedi, Star Trek 3, Howard the Duck, Gremlins, Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, and more, plus various TV ads, music videos, shorts, and most recently, his own stop-motion animated web series. Moderated by Sean Murphy.

  5:00PM –  6:00PM

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Criminally Entertaining: Mystery, Suspense, and Crime Fiction Room 20

Authors Stephen Blackmoore (Dead Things), Dana Cameron (Seven Kinds of Hell), Brian D'Amato (Beauty),K. Bennett (Mallory CaineZombie at Law series), and Gary Phillips (The Warlord of Willow Ridge) discuss the eternal fascination of the mystery story structure across subgenres with moderator LeAnna Herrera of Mysterious Galaxy bookstore.

  5:00PM –  6:00PM

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DC Comics 101 Room 300AB

New to DC Comics? Don't worry; we've got you covered! Come by for an all-ages tutorial on the essentials of what make DC Comics one of the leading comic book publishers!

  5:00PM –  6:00PM

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Spotlight on Jeff Smith Room 203

Get a first look at this fall's RASL Hardcover release, WonderCon special guest Jeff Smith's sci-fi/noir masterpiece in full color when the artist does a reading of the first two chapters. Followed by a moderated Q&A session, and a sneak peek at Jeff's next project.

  5:00PM –  6:00PM

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Writing Workshop with Marv Wolfman Room 210BCD

Writing 101: How to start. How to think. How to get past that pesky middle section. And plenty of time for you to ask personal questions.

  5:00PM –  7:00PM

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Comic Creator Connection #2 Room 206B

WonderCon Anaheim's Comic Creator Connection is 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 and Saturday from 5:00 to 7:00 PM -- writers and artists can sit down and meet each other in a neutral environment.(Please note: Preliminary sign-ups for the CCC took place online before WonderCon Anaheim. To check and see if space is still available, visit Room 206B on the second level between 4:30 and 5:00 PM on Friday and Saturday.)

  5:30PM –  6:30PM

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Animation Domination High-Def ('ADHD') Room 300DE

Nick Weidenfeld, head of FOX's all-new Saturday late-night programming block, Animation Domination High-Def, will preview an exclusive first look at these exciting new alternative animated series including Axe Cop and High School USA! Joining the panel Q&A will be ADHD creative director Ben JonesEthan Nicolle, co-creator of the hit Axe Cop graphic novel and Axe Cop executive producers Matt Silverstein and Dave Jeser (Drawn Together).

  5:30PM –  6:30PM

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Hollywood and Comics Room 208

With its combination of words and visuals in one attractive package, a comic book is a great sales tool when pitching your project to movie studios. To sell the movie rights to your comic you need to know how Hollywood deal-making really works. Join comic creators who have successfully navigated the movie business in this discussion of best practices. Panelists include Martin Shapiro (Chopper), Marc Guggenheim (Green Lantern),Jesse Berger (Oblivion), Derek Hoffman (X-Men: First Class), and Duncan Rouleau (The Great Unknown).

  5:30PM –  6:30PM

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Spotlight on Jason Palmer Room 213

Join WonderCon special guest Jason Palmer, the illustrator behind Star Wars: The Essential Guide to Warfare,for a slide show of his work, followed by a Q&A session.

  6:00PM –  7:00PM

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25 Years of Graphite and Paper with Doug Mahnke Room 203

Doug Mahnke (Green Lantern, Final Crisis) is celebrating a quarter century of drawing comics. With a career beginning with Dark Horse's The Mask, then running a gauntlet of DCU characters culminating in a four-year run on DC's Green Lantern with writer Geoff Johns, Doug has nearly drawn it all. Join Doug Mahnke for Q&A, a walk through his comics career, and whatever else we can think of.

  6:00PM –  7:00PM

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Buffy Season 9: The Final Arc! Room 207

Dark Horse's continuation of Joss Whedon's cult favorite remains one of the most talked-about comics in today's market. As we head toward the Season 9 finale, Dark Horse and WonderCon Anaheim are giving you an exclusive chance to hear all there is to tell about the final arcs of both Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel & Faithfrom the creative teams themselves! Join Dark Horse PR director Jeremy Atkins, along with longtime Buffywriter Jane Espenson, Season 9 writer Andrew Chambliss and artist Georges JeantyAngel & Faith writerChristos Gage, and maybe a few surprise guests for what is guaranteed to be one panel you don't wanna miss!

  6:00PM –  7:00PM

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MTV's Teen Wolf Room 300AB

Series stars Tyler Posey and Dylan O'Brien along with executive producer Jeff Davis preview what's in store for season 3 of the hit series, with a Q&A moderated by The TV Fanatic and AfterElton.com's Jim Halterman.

  6:00PM –  7:00PM

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Textures: A Coloring Workshop with Alex Sinclair Room 210BCD

DC Comics colorist Alex Sinclair will show you how he uses textures to enhance his work on comic book panels, pages, and covers. He will share tips on how to use the Adobe Photoshop brush tool to its full potential and to help you create different textures. Alex will do various demos and answer questions about his techniques.

  6:00PM –  7:00PM

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The New Face of Self-Publishing Room 210A

One of comics' greatest traditions, self-publishing, is making a comeback thanks to the proliferation of digital comics and a network of indie-friendly comic shops coast to coast. But launching your own series successfully isn't a task for the weak of heart. Indie comics icons Sam Humphries (Sacrifice, Uncanny X-Force) and Ian Brill(Dracula World Order, Darkwing Duck) are joined by new faces such as Joshua Henaman (Bigfoot: Sword of the Earthman) for a frank discussion on making your comic stand out, networking with retailers and fans, and keeping the spirit of self-publishing alive. Moderated by Comic Book Resources news editor Kiel Phegley.

  6:30PM –  7:30PM

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ElfQuest 35th Anniversary Room 213

Join Wendy Pini (the "Elf Mom" herself), and Stephanie Thorpe and Paula Rhodes (the producers who recently acquired the film/TV rights to this epic fantasy series) for this panel celebrating 35 years of this legendary comic. They'll engage in a lively discussion of ElfQuest's generation-spanning past and present, with some exciting hints of what's to come. EQ cosplay encouraged; you never know what you could win! ;)

  6:30PM –  7:30PM

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Geeks Get Published - and Paid! Room 208

Trouble finding a book publisher? How about a literary agent? Do you really need your own publicist? Is getting into print different when your book's topic is particularly geeky? Hear how these bookworms got their works into print, how they made money at it, and how you might, too: S. G. Browne (Breathers: A Zombie's Lament),Katrina Hill (Action Movie Freak), Alan Kistler (Doctor Who: A History), Alex Langley (The Geek Handbook), and Dr. Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight). Moderated by Jenna Busch(Fanhattan).

  7:00PM –  8:00PM

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Hip Hop & Comics: Cultures Combining Room 210A

Since its earliest days in the South Bronx, Hip Hop culture has been linked to comic books-graffiti and album covers utilize superhero imagery, rappers adopt secret identities and grandiose aliases, producers incorporate sensibilities and samples into their music, all using the vocabulary of comics to help forge a new urban culture. Comics creators have responded by using the elements of Hip Hop in street-level storytelling, incorporating graffiti techniques into logo design and art styles, and using rap lyrics for context and content. Here, Patrick A. Reed(Depth of Field magazine) brings together James Reitano (Nineteen Eighty-Five), Kenny Keil (Rhyme Travelers), Ronald Wimberly (Prince of Cats), Chali 2na (Jurassic 5), Dan The Automator (Deltron 3030),Toni Isabella (Bulk Recordings), Kutmaster Kurt (Threshold Recordings), and other panelists to talk about the worlds of Hip Hop and comics, how the forms have intersected over the last four decades, and current and upcoming projects.

  7:00PM –  8:00PM

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Larry Nemeck's Trekland: Between The Cracks 2013 Room 210BCD

Author/historian/producer Larry "Dr. Trek" Nemeck (Trekland: On Speaker, TNG Companion) shares his archives while we party for the 25th anniversary of The Next Generation and the 20th for DS9. He'll give you behind the scenes, humor, the what-ifs, the bizarre-and some all-new blooper stills to boot. And there's that flick still coming: The Con of Wrath, of course -- Larry's documentary. Oh, yes -- and then that OTHER movie, too, in May.

  7:00PM –  8:00PM

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Steampunk 101 Room 207

Trendwatchers predict that 2013 will be the year of steampunk, but what exactly is steampunk? Fashion trend? Literary genre? Anything involving corsets and goggles? Experts in the field delve into the origins of the movement, the active community that has formed around it, and what we can learn about the future by looking to the past. Panelists include Andrew Fogel (League of S.T.E.A.M.), Brian Kesinger (creator of Otto and Victoria),Donna Ricci (Clockwork Couture), Nick Baumann (creative director, League of S.T.E.A.M.), Robin Blackburn(League of S.T.E.A.M.), and moderator Dina Kampmeyer (Lady Steam).

  7:00PM –  8:00PM

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The Writer's Journey: Breaking into Comic Book and Hollywood Scriptwriting Room 203

Every aspiring writer wants to know one thing: "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), and Jonathan Callan (Ben 10Generator Rex) plus actor/writer Anthony Montgomery (Star Trek: Enterprise, VH1's Single LadiesMiles Away) share insider information, publishing secrets, and the 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.

  7:00PM –  8:00PM

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Under the Dome Sneak Peek and Q&A Room 300AB

Get a first look inside the Dome from the stars and creative minds of CBS's highly anticipated summer series at a special WonderCon Anaheim appearance. Stars Dean Norris (Breaking Bad) and Rachelle Lefevre (Twilight) along with executive producers Neal Baer (Law & Order: SVU), Brian K. Vaughan (Lost), and Jack Bender(Lost), discuss the new series based on Stephen King's bestselling novel Under The Dome. The series, produced by Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television, is the story of a small town that is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an enormous transparent dome. The town's inhabitants must deal with surviving the post-apocalyptic conditions while searching for answers to what this barrier is, where it came from and if and when it will go away. Join us as the cast and executive producers share exclusive footage followed by a panel discussion.

  7:30PM –  8:30PM

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Comics on Comics Live! Room 208

The Sideshow Network, Juan-Manuel Rocha, and Vito Lapiccola present Comics on Comics, the talk show that pits comedians against comic book creators in nerd debates, in its triumphant return to WonderCon Anaheim! Host Vito Lapiccola welcomes superstar comic creator Scott Lobdell (Superman, Red Hood and The Outlaws) and the world's funniest geek comedians as they rip through the latest developments in comics, movies, video games, and pop culture.

  7:30PM –  8:30PM

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PodCRASH with That Chris Gore Room 213

It's nerdy girls meet geeky guys in this very special live edition of PodCRASH with That Chris Gore (Attack of the Show). Join cosplay goddess Adrianne Curry (America's Next Top Model) and a surprise special guest for a nerdtacular time. Plus: improv comedians from IO West's Comic Book Live (Patrick Ian MooreTommy Bechtold) perform their brand of cosplay comedy.

  8:30PM – 10:00PM

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Exclusive Hannibal Screening Room 213

From acclaimed executive producer Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daisies), this is the only public screening of the first two episodes of NBC's new drama series Hannibal, starring Hugh Dancy (The Big C), Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royale), and Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix). Hannibal premieres on NBC on Thursday, April 4 at 10:00 PM ET/PT.

  8:30PM – 10:30PM

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The 9th Annual WonderCon Anaheim Masquerade Arena

See the Masquerade page for full details.

MARCH 31 • SUNDAY

 11:00AM – 12:00PM

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Much Ado About Nothing Room 300AB

Shakespeare's classic comedy is given a contemporary spin in Joss Whedon's film Much Ado About Nothing. Shot in just 12 days (and using the original text), the story of sparring lovers Beatrice and Benedick offers a dark, sexy, and occasionally absurd view of the intricate game that is love. Please join us for an exclusive panel with very special guest(s).

 11:30AM – 12:30PM

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Inside Tabletop and #TableTopDay Room 300DE

Geek & Sundry producer Boyan Radakovich (TableTop) gives you an inside look at your favorite gaming show,TableTop. Share your passion for board games, get the inside scoop on TableTop season 2, and discuss the worldwide celebration of tabletop gaming goodness called #TableTopDay. Come to the panel and watch a sneak peek episode from Season 2!

 11:30AM – 12:30PM

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Spotlight on J. M. DeMatteis Room 208

Writer and WonderCon Anaheim special guest J. M. DeMatteis (Phantom Stranger, Adventures of Augusta Wind) is on hand for a journey through his more than 30-year career. JMD will be interviewed by his son, Cody DeMatteis (Adult Swim).

 11:30AM – 12:30PM

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Warner Archives Collection Presents the Saturday Morning Extravaganza Room 213

Most children of the pre-Internet TV-era carry the rituals surrounding Saturday Morning TV close to their hearts. Animation expert Jerry Beck and the Warner Archive Collection offer a presentation of rare and wonderful animated and live-action releases culled from the Hanna-Barbera, Rankin-Bass, and Warner Bros. library of Saturday morning classics. Pre-discussion cold cereal will not be provided, but amazement will be in abundance. Comfortable sleepwear is strongly encouraged.

 11:30AM –  1:00PM

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Comics Arts Conference Session #7: The Filter of Fiction: Batman, Spider-Man, and Real-Life TraumaRoom 210BCD

What's the point in examining fictional characters, especially fantastic superheroes unlike any people we encounter in real life? Psychologist Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight) andAndrea Letamendi (Barbara Gordon's therapist in Batgirl #16), comics scholar Kathleen McClancy (Wake Forest University), and comic book writers Marv Wolfman (Batman: Year Three) and Bryan Q. Miller (Batgirl) explore how the filter of fiction can allow people to face some of the worst events that happen in real life without turning away and how that, in turn, helps us learn more about the way actual crises affect living human beings.

 11:30AM –  1:00PM

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The Secret Origin of Good Readers Room 203

Using comics as an educational tool is fun and practical. All-star panelists Frank Beddor (The Looking Glass Wars and Hatter M series), Tom Carr (Talking to Yourself in the Dark, host of Residual Hauntings Revived),Marjorie M. Liu (Astonishing X-Men, Black Widow, Dirk & Steele), Dave Elliot (Weirding Willows), and Mimi Cruz(Night Flight Comics, Salt Lake City) discuss how educators, librarians, retailers, creators, and publishers work together to put comics into the classroom as an innovative tool to promote reading and literacy. This multimedia presentation with personal remarks and a Q&A session highlight ways to use the graphic medium as a learning tool. The 70-page resource book The Secret Origin of Good Readers is available for free download at www.night-flight.com/secretorigin/index.html courtesy of XMission.com.

 12:00PM –  1:00PM

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Nerdist Industries Arena

Join Chris Hardwick (host of BBC America's The Nerdist and AMC's Talking Dead) and some very relevant-to-your-interests talent from across the many-headed beast that is Nerdist Industries. 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!

 12:00PM –  1:00PM

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TheOneRing.net's Unauthorized Sneak Peek: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Room 207

Staffers Cliff "Quickbeam" Broadway and Larry "MrCere" Curtis, fresh from set visits in New Zealand, discuss, in a multimedia extravaganza format, the next billion-dollar installment of The Hobbit. They will preview new characters, Tolkien's non-Hobbit lore in the film adaptation, dragons, hints, clues, and potential spoilers, as well as the latest breaking info along with glimpses into what might be on the first Hobbit film's Extended Edition Blu-ray. Plus, unmentionable surprises from the biggest and best Tolkien news source in the world.

 12:00PM –  1:00PM

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What Makes a Good Costume Room 300AB

What a hero looks like tells us so much about who they are and what they can achieve. With every incarnation, a costume shows the reader where a character is going and where he or she has been. Frank Cho (Savage Wolverine), Amanda Conner (Power Girl), Doug Mahnke (Green Lantern), and Dan Slott (Superior Spider-Man) discuss with moderator Mark Waid (Thrillbent) what they believe makes a good costume.

 12:30PM –  1:30PM

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Jeff Smith and Terry Moore Room 208

Don't miss this opportunity to learn how two of the industry's leading self publishers have been successful for more than 20 years. Jeff Smith (Bone, RASL, Shazam) and Terry Moore (Strangers in Paradise, Echo, Rachel Rising) will discuss their publishing process and how they have been able to remain independent throughout their careers.

 12:30PM –  1:30PM

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Redefining All-Ages Comics with KaBOOM! Room 213

As the leader in all-ages publishing, KaBOOM! Studios has been at the forefront of redefining how to do comics that appeal to the young, the old, and everyone in between! Now, exclusively for WonderCon Anaheim audiences, KaBOOM! unveils the Regular Show comic, based on the hit Cartoon Network animated show created by JG Quintel! Join KaBOOM! editor Shannon Watters along with Quintel and Regular Show comic writer KC Greenfor a lively discussion about this new series and the future of all-ages comic publishing.

 12:30PM –  1:30PM

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Writing For Animation Room 300DE

Interested in writing cartoons? Or just curious how it's done? Mark Evanier has written hundreds of scripts for such programs as The Garfield Show, Garfield and Friends, Dungeons 'n' Dragons, Scooby Doo, Richie Rich, ABC Weekend Special, CBS Storybreak, Thundarr the Barbarian, and more. He'll tell you how it all happens and answer any questions you may have.

  1:00PM –  2:00PM

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Arrow Special Video Presentation and Q&A Arena

Join series stars Stephen Amell (Private Practice), Colin Donnell (Pan Am), Willa Holland (The O.C.), andPaul Blackthorne (The River) and executive producers Marc Guggenheim (Green Lantern) and Andrew Kreisberg (Fringe) of the hit DC Comics adaptation Arrow for some exclusive video footage and a Q&A panel that goes beneath the hood! From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, Arrow airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on The CW.

  1:00PM –  2:00PM

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DC Entertainment: All Access Room 300AB

If you missed Friday's panel, come by for a brand new All Access with your favorite comics publisher! DC Comics editors and all-star talent share all things DC with a behind-the-scenes look at DC Entertainment!

  1:00PM –  2:00PM

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Spotlight on Jane Espenson with Brad Bell Room 207

Executive producer Brad Bell (Husbands) talks with veteran TV writer/producer Jane Espenson about their shared work on the hit online sitcom Husbands, the Husbands comic book, and Jane's history of work on such shows as Torchwood, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, The O.C., Gilmore Girls, Battlestar Galactica, Game of Thrones, Dollhouse, Dinosaurs, Ellen, Once Upon a Time and others. Join Jane and Brad for this one-on-one interview, Q&A session and screening!

  1:00PM –  2:00PM

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Spotlight on Jeff Parker Room 203

WonderCon Anaheim special guest Jeff Parker and guest artist Gabriel Hardman discuss how they approach the visual storytelling of comics and walk the audience through a Batman short story they completed recently. There will also be a chance to ask questions. Moderated by cartoonist/podcaster Pat Loika.

  1:00PM –  2:30PM

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Comics Arts Conference Session #8: The Dark Side of Comics Room 210BCD

James Medina (University of Dundee) compares the politics, style, and purpose of postapocalyptic narratives from different countries. Lindsay Kerstetter (California State University, Fullerton) applies trauma theory to explore the motivations of The Walking Dead characters, who are forced to exist in a world where trauma has become a part of everyday life. Rachelanne Smith (California State University, Sacramento) explains how satirizing the dark, gritty attitudes of contemporary comic book film adaptations actually makes the case that the traditional, altruistic hero is the one society needs.

  1:30PM –  2:30PM

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CBLDF: The Story of Comics Censorship Room 208

With moral panic on the rise, the history of how comics have been censored is more important than ever! Comic Book Legal Defense Fund executive director Charles Brownstein tells the shocking tale, from the public book burnings and Senate hearings that led to the Comics Code Authority in the 1950s through the attacks on retailers in the 1980s, artists in the 1990s, and readers today. This panel also marks the convention premiere of a new documentary about the Ryan Matheson case, in which Canada Customs prosecuted a comics reader for the comics on his computer. Don't miss this important panel about your rights and how to defend them!

  1:30PM –  2:30PM

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The Art of Capcom Room 300DE

Francis Mao (Capcom senior director, creative services) leads a panel of Capcom's graphic designers, artists, and creative partners in a panel pulling back the curtain on how the company's incredible video game artwork is created, from concept to finish. Panelists will explain the creative process and thinking involved in each creative step, as well as go in depth on the tools and applications used to create the awesome works of art that grace Capcom video games and collateral. Followed by a Q&A session.

  1:30PM –  2:30PM

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The Red Star Rises: Geek Q&A with Chris Gossett Room 213

Legendary comic book creator Chris Gossett is live on stage in conversation with GEEK magazine editor David E. Williams, discussing his pioneering award-winning comic book series The Red Star, soon to be a major motion picture from Chronicle director Josh Trank for Warner Bros. Gossett will also talk about his work on such films asThe Lord of the Rings and Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland as well as inventing the famous two-sided light saber for Tales of the Jedi. He'll also share some exciting news about the future of The Red Star as it makes its eagerly awaited return to comics later this year, exclusively in the pages of the new GEEK magazine.

  2:00PM –  3:00PM

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BBC America's Doctor Who Encore Screening Arena

We know you stayed at WonderCon Anaheim late last night to enjoy all the convention has to offer, so here’s your chance to see the first of eight epic new episodes of Doctor Who, starring Matt Smith and his new companion Jenna-Louise Coleman. What better way to watch Steven Moffat's new episode "The Bells of St. John" than with all your fellow Doctor Who fans in one big room? BBC America's new Supernatural Saturday lineup includesDoctor Who at 8/7c, Orphan Black at 9/8c, and The Nerdist at 10/9c.

  2:00PM –  3:00PM

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Spotlight on Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti Room 203

Spend some time with award-winning artist Amanda Conner and writer Jimmy Palmiotti as they discuss their past, present, and especially future projects together, including their upcoming creator-owned properties. They will give the lowdown on what it's like ot only working for n comic companies but having a hand in creating video games, working on television shows and in film, and being part of a bigger picture in creating new characters for multimedia platforms. Expect to learn something, be entertained, and enjoy some real one-on-one time with these creators.

  2:00PM –  3:00PM

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Star Wars Comics in 2013! Room 207

January saw the publication of Brian Wood's Star Wars, one of the biggest launches in Dark Horse's 21 years of publishing Star Wars comics. The excitement continues in March with the return of Star Wars: Legacy! When it originally launched in 2006, Legacy shook up the Star Wars galaxy by pushing the "expanded universe" timeline-and Skywalker history-farther than it had ever gone before: over 100 years after the events of the original Star Wars trilogy of films. Now Legacy is back in a new iteration featuring an heir to the Solo line, written by Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman. Join Bechko and Hardman as they talk about the new Legacy and take a peek at more surprises coming in 2013 for Star Wars comics at Dark Horse.

  2:00PM –  3:30PM

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LEGO Batman: The Movie-DC Superheroes Unite Room 300AB

The ultimate blend of action and humor guaranteed to entertain fanboys of all ages, LEGO Batman: The Movie-DC Superheroes Unite finds Lex Luthor taking jealousy to new heights when fellow billionaire Bruce Wayne wins the Man of the Year Award. To top Wayne's accomplishment, Lex begins a campaign for President; and to create the atmosphere for his type of fear-based politics, he recruits the Joker to perfect a Black LEGO Destructor Ray. While wreaking havoc on Gotham, Lex successfully destroys Batman's technology, forcing the Caped Crusader to reluctantly turn to Superman for help. WonderCon Anaheim presents the West Coast premiere of LEGO Batman: The Movie-DC Superheroes Unite, followed by a star-studded panel featuring the preeminent voice of Lex Luthor, Clancy Brown (The Shawshank Redemption, SpongeBob SquarePants) and TT Animation's award-winning director/producer Jon Burton, as well as renowned videogame/animation actors Troy Baker (Bioshock Infinite, Batman: Arkham City) as Batman, Travis Willingham (Avengers Assemble, The Super Hero Squad Show) as Superman, Christopher Smith (Mortal Combat vs. DC Universe) as the Joker, and Charlie Schlatter(Diagnosis Murder) as Robin. Special prizes for special audience questions from moderator Gary Miereanu. From TT Animation, creators of the bestselling video game on which the film is based, LEGO Batman: The Movie-DC Superheroes Unite will be released May 21 via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-ray and DVD.

  2:30PM –  3:30PM

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Capacity for the Fantastic: Writing for Teens and Tweens Room 213

Given their flexibility and ability to embrace the fantastic and wondrous, what can't one write about for middle graders and up? LeAnna Herrera of Mysterious Galaxy bookstore queries the limits with authors Jenn Reese(Above World, Mirage), Jessica Brody (Unremembered), James Morris (Skybound), Nancy Holder (Wolf Spring Chronicles), Cecil Castellucci (The Year of the Beasts), and Greg Van Eekhout (The Boy at the End of the World).

  2:30PM –  3:30PM

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Comics Arts Conference Session #9: Comics, Culture and Change Room 210BCD

Kamila Tuszyńska (University of Warsaw) examines how Enki Bilal's Julia & Roem plays with conventions drawn from the classical cultural heritage to focus attention on contemporary issues. Hannah Diaz (California State University, Fullerton) explains how the female cosplay world has responded to the limited variety of body types and outfits from which to choose by modifying designs to reflect a female character with a wider variety of qualities than those found in mainstream comic books.

  2:30PM –  3:30PM

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IDW: Behind the Hasbro Titles Room 208

Join editor John Barber along with a veritable who's who of creators on all your favorite Hasbro books! Mike Costa of G.I. JOE fame! Mairghread ScottLivio RamondelliChris Metzen, and Flint Dille fromTransformersAmy Mebberson and Heather Nuhfer from My Little Pony! Announcements and inside info you won't believe!

  2:30PM –  3:30PM

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Spotlight on Dan Slott Room 300DE

He's currently the writer of Marvel's Spider-Man...but did you know WonderCon Anaheim special guest Dan Slottalso wrote for Batman, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Ren & Stimpy? He's put in 20-plus years of weird assignments, from She-Hulk to Scooby Doo. Everything's on the table in this Q&A session.

  3:00PM –  4:00PM

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Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog Arena

WonderCon Anaheim is 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 ofDr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog! This will be an event to remember, so come to the show 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.

  3:00PM –  4:00PM

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Self-Publishing Digital Room 203

Self-publishing isn't about stapling parties anymore. With ComiXology opening up their platform to creators worldwide with “ComiXology Submit” and creators like Mark Waid taking the self-publishing route with his new company Thrillbent, there's never been a better time to publish your own work. Join legendary creator Mark Waidand ComiXology's Chip Mosher in a wide-ranging discussion on the ins and outs of self-publishing digital.

  3:00PM –  5:00PM

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Starship Smackdown Presents: Alien Armageddon Room 207

The must-see panel of Comic-Con and WonderCon Anaheim returns for another action-packed year after last year's legendary Comic-Con bout, only this time it's not spaceships but aliens that will duke it out for the highly coveted Smackdown spin-off title. Can Spock put the Vulcan Death Grip on Boba Fett? Will an Alien Xenomorph defeat the Imperial Leader? And will the Martian Marauder spell doom for the Daleks? Join the panel of alien-ated experts as they outwit, outplay, and outphaser, starring Daren Dochterman (ST: TMP Special Edition, Real Steel), Chris Gossett (The Red Star), Ashley E. Miller (X-Men: First Class, Thor), Steve Melching (Star Wars: The Clone WarsTransformers: Prime), Robert Meyer Burnett (ST: TNG Blu-Ray, The Hills Run Red), Jeff Bond (GEEK magazine executive editor), and the Richard Dawson of the stars, moderator Mark A. Altman(Femme Fatales, Free Enterprise), along with some special surprise guests which are unlikely to include Dr. Neil DeGrasse-Tyson, but you just never know. End your weekend with the geekiest and most beloved panel of all time in this or any other dimension, known or unknown. Presented by GEEK magazine.

  3:30PM –  4:30PM

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Full-Time Creative Work on a Part-Time Schedule Room 208

Learn the secrets to using part-time collaboration to achieve full-time results! No matter which industry (comics, illustration, movies, design, animation, costuming/cosplay), “breaking in” has never been more apt a term than in today's media, and it is a full-time job, especially if you have only part-time hours to accomplish it. Hear Topher Davila (art director, GeekdomWear.com and co-creator/co-producer, We're Always Like This), Sean Glumace(digital arts instructor at Golden West College and Wordpress expert), Kevin Flessing (co-writer, We're Always Like This), Mario Martinez (co-creator, TomatoTV.net), Renah Wolzinger (department chair, Digital Media, Digital Arts and Design, Golden West College), Heather Joseph-Witham Ph.D. (Mythbusters and various TV shows), Ron Coleman (molecular geneticist and writer), and moderator Cat Smith (voice actress) talk about how they successfully juggle time between the creative and business sides while being involved in goal-oriented groups. They'll discuss the process, pitfalls, and potential of part-time collaboration from their experiences in illustration, writing, design, animation, and live-action filming, from a variety of levels of experience in administration and sizes of organizations. Content will be a mix of speaking, questions, and short interactive applications in which the audience can directly apply the topics covered. Whether you're a hobbyist or looking to go pro, if you struggle with deadlines, need help finding collaborators, want to know how to work with a team without mortally wounding each other, or simply want to know how to get your foot in the door, this panel is for you.

  3:30PM –  4:30PM

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Gaia Online Room 300DE

Chris Castagnetto (DJ Helsing) is proud to be hosting the Official Gaia Online panel. This is your chance to meet the Gaia staff, get your burning questions answered, and take a sneak peek at some of the great stuff Gaia has planned for 2013. Expect plenty of fun and some great prizes

  3:30PM –  4:30PM

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Heroes vs. Villains Room 210BCD

The hero (protagonist) and the villain (antagonist) are the two most important characters in stories. They have opposing goals and are bound through conflict. Young adult author Cecil Castellucci (Year of the Beasts) will teach you how to develop compelling heroes and villains for your own fantastic stories in this workshop for teens.

  3:30PM –  4:30PM

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The Business and Hobby of Collecting Comics Room 213

From personal collections, working with museums and art galleries and even a little bit of hoarding, George Clayton JohnsonBarry ShortJohn EllisEric HoffmanMichael HamerskyAlan Williams, and Dave Arshawsky are all fans and collectors of most things related to science fiction and comics. Collecting is a major industry these days; just watch the cable shows dedicated to it! Join moderator Greg Koudoulian to discuss how we can make sure that our histories and legacies are preserved for future generations, in both museums and art galleries and your own home!

  4:00PM –  5:00PM

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How to Create Your Own Novel: From the First Idea to Publishing Room 203

America's youngest multiple award-winning authors, the Winner Twins, will teach you how to create your own novel step by step. The twins, now in high school, are national bestselling authors who have written four science fiction novels. Drawing from their own experience, they will discuss the process, from creating your idea to getting it published. They have taught their unique creative writing method to hundreds of thousands of teachers and students across the country.

  4:30PM –  5:00PM

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WonderCon Anaheim Talk Back Room 208

How was the show's second year at the Anaheim Convention Center? The WonderCon Anaheim management team wants to hear from you! Here's your chance to tell us what you thought didn't work-and hopefully, what exceeded your expectations about WonderCon Anaheim 2013!

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