WonderCon 2015: Sunday Schedule [DreamWorks’ Dragons, Dr. Horrible, Powers, and More]

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WonderCon Anaheim 2015 Sunday Schedule

We’ve got the final day of WonderCon 2015 right here. Not letting fans leave Anaheim disappointed, the con is ending on some exciting panels from Nerdist and Chris Hardwick; a first look at DreamWorks Animation’s newest Dragons series for Netflix; the world premiere of Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts; a special Q&A with the stars and producers of The CW’s The Flash; and of course Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. You can find the full schedule for Sunday at WonderCon after the break.

10:30am – 11:30am – DreamWorks: Dragons, Dinos, and More! – Get a first look at DreamWorks Animation’s amazing original series for Netflix, including a WonderCon Anaheim exclusive peek at the soon-to-premiere Dragons: Race to the Edge, along with the new adventure series Dinotrux. Plus, there will be glimpses into what’s in store for fan-favorite characters like King Julien and Puss In Boots. Even more surprises await as you go behind the scenes of these Netflix original series! Room 300AB

10:30am – 11:30am – End Bullying! Responding to Cruelty in Our Culture – Convert kryptonite into your own personal strength with Pop Culture Anti-Bullying Coalition’s powerful panel! Back by popular demand, the panel will include a discussion on geek, cyber, LGBT, and racial bullying, becoming a hero IRL, and analyzing how media and entertainment affect people’s attitudes toward bullying and aggression. Learn strategies to end bullying from celebs and experts including Anthony Breznican (senior writer, Entertainment Weekly; author, Brutal Youth), Deric Hughes (supervising producer, Beauty and the Beast), Dr. Andrea Letamendi (The Arkham Sessions), Jenna Busch (founder, Legion of Leia), and Coalition founder Chase Masterson (The Flash, Star Trek: DS9). Room 208

10:30am – 11:30am – Fashion in Comics with Babs Tarr – Join WonderCon Anaheim special guest Babs Tarr (Batgirl), Kevin Wada (She-Hulk), Jake Wyatt (Ms. Marvel), and Kris Anka (Uncanny X-Men) as they break down street fashion, superhero costumes, style versus form, and sexualization of fashion in mainstream comics. It might be informative, but it will definitely be a good time. Room 213

10:30am – 11:30am – Image Comics: Where Creators Own Sci-Fi – Androids, geneticists, time travel, multidimensional space hopping-the possibilities are endless when it comes to science fiction and comics. Becky Cloonan (Southern Cross), Fred Van Lente (Howtoons: [Re]Ignition), and Dustin Nguyen (Descender) specialize in bringing to life futuristic worlds that comics readers can instantly be transported to. Learn more about what’s to come in their out-of-this-world sci-fi storytelling! Room 300DE

10:30am – 11:30am – Words Create Worlds: Lessons from a Storyteller – Have you ever said, “I want to write a book” or “what about writing a song?” Is it possible to do both? Aspiring writers will want to take part in this hands-on opportunity to ask questions and learn about what it takes to write a book and be a published author or write a song. Author, songwriter, touring music artist, and philanthropist James Morris (SkyBound, Surface), with an introduction by Maryelizabeth Hart (Mysterious Galaxy co-owner and reviewer for Publishers Weekly), will talk about his journey, experiences, and motivation and share valuable tips and organizational skills to help get you writing and see you through the process. He will also be discussing how he got from his idea to “the end” of a trilogy, his music, and how fiction and music writing influence and inspire each other. This workshop is perfect for all ages of writers and aspiring writers. Room 210

10:30am – 12:00pm – Secret Origin of Good Readers – Help your students discover the art of reading. With acclaimed authors Kevin J. Anderson (Star Wars Tales of the Jedi, RUSH Clockwork Angels, Predator, X-Files), Bill Morrison (Bongo Comics co-founder and illustrator, The Simpsons, Futurama), Peter J. Wacks (Invasion Oz, Steampunk Journey coloring book, Cyberpunk CCG), and Mimi Cruz (co-owner, Night Flight Comics, Salt Lake City). What makes a child want to read? Guest panelists share proven successful ways to introduce children to reading for fun and the ways that reading at an early age puts them on their career paths. Attendees will be provided with classroom resource material including but not limited to comics. Supplies may be limited. The Secret Origin of Good Readers free 70+ page companion resource book PDF and reading lists are available at www.night-flight.com/secretorigin courtesy of XMission.com. Room 209

11:00am – 12:00pm – A Comics Life for Me! The Road from Fan to Pro – Every day, behind-the-scenes people like editors, designers, marketers, and even programmers work hard to make sure the comics you love get from the creator’s hands to yours. Now is your chance to learn how these comics luminaries and tastemakers got their start. Join comiXology’s marketing maven Chip Mosher, along with outstanding comics industry professionals Arune Singh (Marvel Entertainment executive director of television communications), Dirk Wood (IDW VP of marketing), Jamal Igle (artist, Molly Danger), and Molly Mahan (Dynamite associate editor) as they impart the knowledge you need in order to get your foot in the door and become a comics industry rock star. Room 211

11:00am – 12:00pm – Marvel: Breaking into Comics the Marvel Way – Are you a writer or artist? Ever dream of working for Marvel? Do you find yourself thinking, “I could do that, if I knew how!”? Well, here’s your chance. Editor Will Moss, writers Sam Humphries (Black Vortex) and Cullen Bunn (Magento), and other Marvel writers and artists will fill you in on how to get your foot in the door at Marvel! Room 207

11:00am – 12:00pm – The Nerdist Panel with Chris Hardwick – Chris Hardwick (Comedy Central’s @Midnight, AMC’s Talking Dead) is joined by Jessica Chobot (Nerdist News) and the editorial team from Nerdist Industries-including Brian Walton (Overheard @ Nerdist), Dan Casey (The Dan Cave), Malik Forté (Nerdist Play), Matt Grosinger (Nerdist Sessions), Kyle Hill (Because Science) and Rachel Heine (Overheard @ Nerdist) for a lively conversation about the big things to come for Nerdist in the near future. Surprises, announcements, and, of course, quemments await! Arena

11:00am – 1:00pm – Comic Creator Connection #2 – WonderCon Anaheim will once again host the Comic Creator Connection, an event that puts writers and artists together to see whether they can find their creative counterparts. Here’s how it works: in two 2-hour sessions – on Friday, April 3, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM and Sunday, April 5, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM – writers and artists can sit down and meet each other in a neutral environment. (Please note: This isn’t an ordinary WonderCon Anahiem program. Preliminary sign-ups for the CCC took place online before WonderCon Anaheim. Since we are registering creators in advance they will get priority seating. Any seats that are still open once the event starts will be given on a first come first serve basis. To check and see if space is still available, visit Room 206B on the second level about 30 minutes prior to the start of each session.) Complete details are available on the Comic Creator Connection page on our website. Room 206B

11:30am – 12:30pm – Comics Arts Conference Session #8: The Walking Dead Psychology: Psych of the Living Dead – The Walking Dead explores ways people struggle to survive and hang onto their humanity in the worst situations. Psychology professionals Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight), Elizabeth Ann (NerdLush), Josué Cardona (Geek Therapy), Patrick O’Connor (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology), Billy San Juan (Community Research Foundation), and Janina Scarlet (Superhero Therapy) use examples from the comics to discuss the psychology of trauma and triumph. They will be joined by novelist S. G. Browne (Breathers) and journalist Janey Tracey (Outer Places). Why do horrific circumstances bring out the worst in some people and the best in others? Is there hope? Room 210

11:30am – 12:30pm – Nobility: These Aren’t the Heroes You’re Looking For – The new sci-fi “dramedy” series Nobility, dubbed “Firefly meets The Office,” stars Walter Koenig (Star Trek TOS, Babylon 5), Doug Jones (Falling Skies, Pan’s Labyrinth), Christopher Judge (Stargate SG1, Stargate Atlantis),Torri Higginson (Stargate Atlantis), Cas Anvar (Assassin’s Creed, Expanse), Adrienne Wilkinson (Xena: Warrior Princess, Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Darren Jacobs (Starship: Rising ), Miracle Laurie (Dollhouse), Ellen Dubin (Lexx, Napoleon Dynamite), and James Kyson (Heroes). Some of the all-star cast will host a Q&A along with director Neil Johnson (Starship: Rising), art director Tiki Al Zequeira (Star Trek DS9, Serenity), composer Charles-Henri Avelange (Starship Rising), and series creator E. J. De la Pena (Jingle All the Way, Starship Rising). Room 300DE

11:30am – 12:30pm – Push Fun Forward: The Importance of All-Ages Comics – All-ages comics are more important now than ever before in helping to bring in new and lapsed readers, from practically every demographic. BOOM! Studios’ associate editor Whitney Leopard leads a discussion on the significance of all-ages comics, from what they have achieved thus far to what lies ahead, with creators Shelli Paroline (Adventure Time), Derek Fridolfs (Batman: Li’l Gotham), and others. Room 213

11:30am – 12:30pm – Spotlight on Dan Jurgens – Just how hard is it to draw Superman’s famous “S” shield? WonderCon Anaheim special guest Dan Jurgens (Death of Superman, Aquaman & The Others, The New 52: Futures End) has enjoyed a rich, three-decade career in comics that has given him the opportunity to write and draw almost every major character in both the DC and Marvel Universes. In this spotlight panel, moderated by Superman artist Aaron Kuder (Action Comics), Dan will share the many highlights of his career and discuss the unique creative process of being both writer and artist-as well as give fans a peek into the future of his work on DC’s Convergence: Booster Gold and Convergence: Superman. Room 208

11:30am – 1:00pm – World Premiere of Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts – Another storm is brewing in Gotham, and it’s not only raining cats and dogs but evil Cyber Animals! Be among the first to see how Batman and his team of superheroes meet the challenge in the World Premiere of Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts. When the city is plagued by a slew of bizarre crimes committed by an animal-inspired villain squad known as the Animilitia-made up of Silverback, Cheetah, Killer Croc, and Man-Bat-Batman must swing into action to investigate. These animalistic villains bring new and exciting challenges for the hero of Gotham, and Batman must find a way to bring these criminal creatures to a halt! But could the Animilitia be working for powerful businessman Oswald Cobblepot, aka The Penguin? How does The Penguin’s new invention of robotic Cyber Animals fit into the mix? In the end, it’ll be up to the combined forces of Batman, Flash, Green Arrow, Nightwing, and Red Robin to combat these Animal Instincts. Catch this new flick, then stay for an entertaining panel featuring the voice of Batman himself, Roger Craig Smith (Batman: Arkham Origins), Yuri Lowenthal (Ben 10 franchise, Naruto), screenwriter Heath Corson, and other guests. Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts arrives May 12, 2015 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, and Digital HD. Room 300AB

12:00pm – 1:00pm  – #SPARK Your Creativity: A Call to Action – Ladies unite to create more female-driven content. This panel discussion with accomplished female creators will show you how to cultivate your ideas and bring them to life. Leave with inspiration, confidence, a solid plan of action, and tons of new ideas. All genders and ages welcome! Moderated By Stephanie Pressman (Stalking LeVar, Fashionably Nerdy), with panelists America Young (Geek Therapy, Chimera Project), Heidi Cox (Stalking LeVar, Geek Speak TV), Kristen Nedopak (The Geekie Awards, The Skyrim Parodies), Helenna Santos (Ms In The Biz, The Infected), Brea Grant (The Real Housewives of Horror, Heroes), Miley Yamamato (Geek Cred, Attack of the Show), and Paula Rhodes (ElfQuest, The New Adventures of Peter & Wendy). Elite Ballroom, Lobby, Anaheim Marriott Hotel

12:00pm – 1:00pm – Action Lab Entertainment: From Princeless to Unstoppable – Action Lab Entertainment caught the eye of readers with their groundbreaking series Princeless. Since then, they continue to launch titles that solidify their uniqueness in the comic book industry. Garnering the attention of parents, readers of all ages, and major comic book companies, there is almost no genre Action Lab Entertainment has not conquered. Jamal Yaseem Igle (VP of marketing, Molly Danger), Nick Marino (writer of Holy F*ck), Dan Mendoza (Zombie Tramp), and James F. Wright (Nutmeg) discuss their company’s history, success, current titles, and future. Moderated by Jessica Tseang (comic book historian). Room 209

12:00pm – 1:00pm – Comics and Real World: Jump Starting Awesome Classroom and Real-World Lessons – Comics are more than just great entertainment; they are an incredible tool for learning! Babymouse and Squish co-creator Jennifer L. Holm and CBLDF editorial director Betsy Gomez present a lively workshop demonstrating how comics can be used to teach important lessons about the real world and unlock the creative potential of students in the classroom. Learn how comics empower students to feel, access, and comprehend historical and cultural events, more fully understand diverse figures in history and fiction, and even grasp concepts in science and math. Then, see suggested sample templates for having kids create their own comics as a means of teaching them how to defuse personal issues and master alternate means of communication. There will be lesson and reading suggestion handouts and time for a Q&A. Room 211

12:00pm – 1:00pm – Cover Story – Covers; every comic book has at least one. What does it take to design a great cover for a comic book? Five folks who have done it come together to discuss the secrets with moderator Mark Evanier. You will hear from Kris Anka (Uncanny X-Men, Ms. Marvel), Aaron Kuder (Action Comics, Batman), Ken Lashley (Secret Six, Superman: Doomed), Kevin Wada (She-Hulk, Adventure Time), and Kevin Maguire (Justice League International, Guardians of the Galaxy). Come and learn about this vital but under discussed art form. Room 207

12:15pm – 1:15pm – Powers: A Sneak Peek at the Final Episodes of Season One – The executive producers/co-creators of the Powers comics, Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming, are joined by showrunner Charlie Huston, and cast members Olesya Rulin (Calista) and Logan Browning (Zora) for a preview of what’s to come in the remaining episodes of PlayStation’s hit new original series. Moderated by IGN’s Roth Cornet. Arena

12:30pm – 1:30pm – Battlestar in Crisis – Richard Hatch (Battlestar Galactica’s Tom Zarek/Capt Apollo, Axanar, Cowboys and Engines) hosts a Q&A and discussion with the panel and audience on the fate and future of Battlestar Galactica. Panelists include Dr. Kevin Grazier (science consultant for Battlestar Galactica, Eureka, Fallen Skies, Defiance) and surprise guests. BG trailers and comic reels will be shown. Room 300DE

12:30pm – 1:30pm – Spotlight on Darwyn Cooke – Revengeance! The hosts of iFanboy reunite to talk creator-owned comics with WonderCon Anaheim special guest Darwyn Cooke. Ron Richards, Conor Kilpatrick, and Josh Flanagan come together one last time to face off with Darwyn in a freewheeling discussion of his new work, the industry, and whatever else crosses their minds. Room 213

12:30pm – 1:30pm – Spotlight on Tom King: My Very First Comic Book Year – It’s been about a year since WonderCon Anaheim special guest Tom King (Grayson, Omega Men, Teen Titans, A Once Crowded Sky) was hired for his first mainstream writing gig with DC Comics. Please join Mr. King as he presents a rookie’s perspective on the modern comic book industry. Topics will include breaking into comics, practical writing tips, working with artists and editors, constructing pitches, and, of course, the cool absurdity of being a comics superfan (and former CIA counter-terrorism officer) working full time making funny books. Room 208

12:30pm – 2:00pm – Comics Arts Conference Session #9: How Comics Work: The Span of Comics Studies – How is the study of sequential art explaining the mechanisms that make comics work? Do readers of American comics and Japanese manga use their brains differently? Do comic books naturally create a sense of community among readers in ways text-only books cannot? Do Jack Kirby’s machines engage readers in ways they never knew? Neil Cohn (University of California, San Diego), Mathieu Li-Goyette (Université de Montréal), and T. Keith Edmunds (Brandon University) look into the brain, across the real world, and throughout many fictional worlds to examine how comics work for the creators they come from and the readers who consume them. Room 210

1:00pm – 2:00pm – Building My First Lightsaber: Kevin J. Anderson – WonderCon Anaheim special guest Kevin J. Anderson describes his journey from being a fanboy in a small Wisconsin farming town to being an international bestselling author working with Star Wars, X-Files, Dune, DC Comics, and the rock band Rush. Room 211

1:00pm – 2:00pm – Building the Modern (Super)Heroine – With Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel finally set to hit the big screen, female superheroes are on everyone’s mind. What do creators and fans want out of a powerful female protagonist? How do we pay tribute to the heroines of the past while still looking toward the future? What’s the difference between writing established heroines and creating your own, and how can we best position and support these characters to usher in a whole new era of totally badass superheroines? A dynamic group of writers, editors, and expert commentators discuss the challenges of building modern heroines in a variety of mediums. With Cecil Castellucci (Stone in the Sky), Becky Cloonan (Gotham Academy), Sarah Kuhn (Heroine Complex), Andrea Letamendi (psychologist, Arkham Sessions ), Jose Molina (Agent Carter), and Babs Tarr (Batgirl). Moderated by Amy Ratcliffe (StarWars.com). Room 207

1:00pm – 2:00pm – Cosplay & Kids – Kids love wearing costumes and meeting their costumed heroes, so it’s no wonder that conventions are a big draw for families! Join this discussion of all things cosplay when kids are involved. The panel includes DIY tips for parents, how to plan a family cosplay, advice for cosplayers when meeting kids, and more. Panelists include cosplayers Kimi Hughes, M.Ed. (Golden Lasso Cosplay), Dina Kampmeyer (founder, Geek Fashion Week) and parents Melody Mooney (Stan Lee’s Who Wants to Be a Superhero season 2), Shawn Thomas (story editor, Dog with a Blog, Disney Channel), Kendra Moras (Photography by Kendra Jean), Jennifer Estaris (video game designer), and Kelly Spears (former manager of Hi De Ho Comics), along with moderator Theresa Wollenstein (The League of Extraordinary Ladies). A representative of the 501st legion will be on hand to discuss costuming and charity! Elite Ballroom, Lobby, Anaheim Marriott Hotel

1:00pm – 2:00pm – Roddenberry Entertainment Presents – Trevor Roth (COO/head of development) and Tory Mell (producer, Roddenberry Entertainment) present a sneak peek of their newest sci-fi short film. Special guests John Champion and Ken Ray will be on hand to chat about their awesome podcast, Mission Log. There will be a bit of trivia, a giveaway, and a Q&A session moderated by Tory Mell. Room 209

1:00pm – 2:00pm – Warner Archive Collection’s More Than Sidekicks! – Superheroes may get the glory, but it’s their “sidekicks” that do all the real heavy lifting…and steal your heart. Join the definitive voice of Robin, Loren Lester (Batman: The Animated Series), Eisner Award-winning writer J.M. DeMatteis, Warner Archive Collection podcasters D. W. Ferranti and Matthew Patterson, and a myriad of special guests for an engaging look at some of the most endearing sidekicks to grace popular DC-based TV series; from Burt Ward in the 1966 Batman series and Legends of the Superheroes TV special and the early TV cartoon incarnations of Teen Titans and Batman & Robin to modern high-def presentations of Young Justice, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Beware the Batman, and the populart Teen Titans Go!. Room 300AB

1:30pm – 2:30pm – IDW: Kids’ Comics & More – Bring the kids to this one! Find out what’s happening this year for all your favorite all-ages titles: My Little Pony, Skylanders, Angry Birds, Transformers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Cartoon Network. See sneak peek artwork, hear announcements, but most important, there are free comics for everyone under 18! Room 213

1:30pm – 2:30pm – Monster Hunter – The critically acclaimed 3DS hit Monster Hunter comes to WonderCon Anaheim! Find out why Monster Hunter is the number one gaming franchise in Japan and is about to take over the West! A panel of Capcom staff members including Ryozo Tsujimoto (executive producer) and Kaname Fujioka (executive director) share the new features and exclusive insights from Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (available now). The game features all new weapons, monsters, and native online support. This program will include new footage and announcements, as well as some special surprises, followed by a Q&A session. Room 300DE

1:30pm – 2:30pm – Spotlight on Len Wein – At one time or another, Len Wein has written almost all the major characters for most major publishers. He launched Swamp Thing, The New X-Men, Wolverine and so many more. here is your chance to hear one of comics’ most prolific creative talents discuss his career and work, all while being grilled by longtime friend, Mark Evanier. Sizzling revelations are promised. Room 208

1:30pm – 2:30pm – The Flash Special Video Presentation and Q&A – The Flash is a fast-paced superhero drama that follows the high-speed adventures of the Fastest Man Alive. After the unexpected and devastating explosion of the S.T.A.R. Labs Particle Accelerator, Central City Police Department CSI Barry Allen finds himself suddenly charged with the incredible power to move at super speeds. While Barry has always been a hero in his soul, his newfound powers have finally given him the ability to act like one. However, Barry was not the only one affected that fateful night. A rash of super-powered villains are now popping up all over Central City. With the help of his friends at S.T.A.R. Labs and his foster-father, Detective Joe West, Barry works to keep his city safe from these “metahumans,” while at the same time working to uncover the secrets of and defeat his arch-nemesis, The Man in Yellow, who is responsible for the death of his mother and the wrongful imprisonment of his father. Join Danielle Panabaker, Candice Patton, Carlos Valdes, along with executive producers Greg Berianti and Andrew Kreisberg for a special video presentation and Q&A. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on The CW. Arena

2:00pm – 3:00pm – Halo Costuming with 405th Pacific – Looking to build your own Halo armor or prop and have no idea where to start? The members of the 405th Pacific Regiment are here to help! They’ll discuss all the most common methods used to create Halo costumes followed by a Q&A. Panelists include J. P. Pollio and Cary Gunnar Lee (pepakura and painting specialists), Jose Valdez (sculpting and molding specialist), Alec Richter (vacuform specialist), and Benedict Choy (foam specialist). Elite Ballroom, Lobby, Anaheim Marriott Hotel

2:00pm – 3:00pm – Nerdist Science – Nerdist Science editor Kyle Hill (Because Science) and panelists discuss the science hidden in your favorite fandoms. From Star Wars and Star Trek to dragons and dinosaurs, scientists, writers, and engineers will dissect everything geek and answer audience questions. Room 209

2:00pm – 3:00pm – Psychology of Cult TV: Episode 2 – Back by popular demand, this panel of geeky psychologists discusses the psychology behind such cult TV shows as Doctor Who, Sherlock, Firefly, Arrow, Flash, The Walking Dead, The Legend of Korra, and others. Dr. Janina Scarlet (Superhero Therapy; The Walking Dead Psychology), Dr. Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology; The Walking Dead Psychology), Dr. Billy San Juan (The Walking Dead Psychology), Alan Kistler (Doctor Who, A History; Walking Dead Psychology), Travis Richey (Inspector Space Time), and moderator Jenna Busch (Legion of Leia) discuss such fundamental questions as Does Korra have PTSD? What is happening to the 12th Doctor? What is the role of these TV shows in our lives? Room 207

2:00pm – 3:00pm – Spotlight on John Ostrander – Spend an hour with WonderCon Anaheim special guest John Ostrander, the author of GrimJack, Suicide Squad, The Spectre, Star Wars comics, The Kents, Wasteland, and many others. Room 211

2:00pm – 3:00pm – The Secrets Behind The Hobbit – TheOneRing.net staff, observing the minutiae of Peter Jackson’s translation of J. R. R. Tolkien’s Middle-Earth filmmaking for 15 years, are intimately familiar with the hows and whys of the decisions that shaped The Hobbit trilogy, for good or ill. Invited as an embedded reporter on set, TORn had a front-row seat. Expect opinion, educated guesses, audience input, and photos. Q&A to follow. Room 300AB

2:00pm – 3:30pm – Comics Arts Conference Session #10: Teaching Comics – Comics and graphic novels are increasingly valued as a legitimate medium, both literary and visual. This panel focuses on approaches to using comics in the classroom by both teaching comics and using comics to teach. Lesley S. J. Farmer (California State University, Long Beach) describes how comics and comic cons help learners comprehend, critique, and create through the particular way comics structure knowledge. Rebecca Thompson (American Physical Society) discusses APS’s series of comics designed to teach physics and demonstrates how a compelling comic story, delicately balancing education and entertainment, can excite students who might otherwise be turned off by traditional teaching. Derek Held (Temecula Valley High School) discards arbitrary limitations on which comics should be taught and demonstrates how mainstream “floppies” can be used to teach classical literary theory and critical reading skills at the secondary level. Room 210

2:30pm – 3:30pm – Honest Trailers & Screenjunkies: Honest WonderCon – Learn the secrets behind the team who make the online satirical sensation Honest Trailers. Series creator Andy Signore, writer Spencer Gilbert, editor Dan Murrell, and ScreenJunkies favorites Hal Rudnick and Nick Mundy will show off an exclusive sneak peek of an upcoming Honest Trailer, debut a WonderCon Anaheim exclusive video, get into a live Movie Fight, and offer more special surprises for the ScreenJunkies faithful! Room 300DE

2:30pm – 3:30pm – Sneak Peek: Space Goat Publishing Launch Panel – Take a look at the new line of comics coming this summer from Space Goat Publishing and get your questions answered. Senior VP Dave Olbrich (Malibu, Ultraverse) and VP Tom Mason (Prototype, Dinosaurs for Hire) will show you the new titles before they get to your comic shop. Also, writers Justin Peniston (Rocket Queen & The Wrench, Hunter Black) and Frank Hannah (Evil Dead 2) will explain why these comics are going to make your must-buy list. Special features include a sneak peek at the new Evil Dead 2 comics series coming in June, coinciding with the new Bruce Campbell TV series on STARZ. Room 208

2:30pm – 3:30pm – Writing and Illustrating Books for Children – Whether you prefer to read or write children’s books, come learn the inside scoop from award-winning and New York Times bestselling authors and artists Joe Cepeda (The Tortoise or the Hare), Jenni Holm (The Fourteenth Goldfish), Molly Idle (Flora and the Flamingo), Brian Won (Hurray for Hat), and Salina Yoon (Stormy Night). Moderated by Henry Herz (Monster Goose Nursery Rhymes). Room 213

2:45pm – 4:45pm – Encore Screening: Batman vs. Robin – Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, DC Entertainment, and Warner Bros. Animation offer an encore screening of Batman vs. Robin, the latest entry in the ongoing series of DC Universe Original Movies, along with a video replay of Friday night’s panel. In the film, Damian Wayne, now bearing the mantle of Robin, blazes a headstrong and sometimes reckless trail alongside his father, Batman. While investigating a crime scene, Robin encounters a mysterious figure, Talon, who leads him on a life-altering course through the depths of Gotham’s secret society, known as The Court of Owls. It’s a dangerous journey that will force Batman and Robin to face their most dangerous adversary: each other! Enjoy the film, then stick around for the inside scoop during a video replay of the panel featuring the voices of Batman, Jason O’Mara (Terra Nova, Complications), Robin, Stuart Allan (Son of Batman), and Sean Maher (Firefly/Serenity, Much Ado About Nothing), alongside producer James Tucker (Justice League: Throne of Atlantis), director Jay Oliva (Batman: Assault on Arkham), character designer Phil Bourassa ( Justice League: Throne of Atlantis), and dialogue director Andrea Romano (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns). Inspired by the storyline from the bestselling graphic novel Batman: Court of Owls, Batman vs. Robin arrives April 14, 2015 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, and Digital HD. Arena

3:00pm – 4:00pm – Jack Kirby Tribute – Time to salute and talk about the man some in comics call “The King.” The life, times and influence of Jack Kirby will be discussed by Neal Adams, Darwyn Cooke, Fred Van Lente, Crystal Skillman, Len Wein, Paul S. Levin (attorney for the Rosalind Kirby Trust), and Kriby biographer and former assistant, Mark Evanier. Room 209

3:00pm – 4:00pm – Queer Imagery in Animation – We’ve come a long way from watching Bugs Bunny running around in a dress and planting a kiss on Elmer Fudd. Join Prism Comics for a panel discussing works of animation that tackle same gender attraction and gender identity exploration, such as The Legend of Korra, Bob’s Burgers, Archer, Paranorman, and others. Moderated by P. Kristen Enos (Web of Lives, Prism Comics board member), the panelists include Diane Anderson-Minshall (The Advocate, Queerly Beloved), Lyn Jensen (lynjensen.blogspot.com; Manga, Music, and Politics), Matt Kane (GLAAD), Emily Quinn (Adventure Time, Faking It), and Bradley C. Rader (Bob’s Burgers, Todd McFarlane’s Spawn). Room 211

3:00pm – 4:30pm – Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog – WonderCon Anaheim is going out on a high note! Whedonopolis and FandomCharities.org, the folks who bring you the Buffy musical Once More With Feeling, to close out the San Diego Comic-Con, present an interactive screening of Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog! Come and revel in the musical genius of The Whedons! But remember, the best part of the show is up to you! Cheer for Dr. Horrible! Cheer for Penny! Cheer for Moist! Cheer for the Freeze Ray! Cheer, or whatever, for “Captain Hammer, Corporate Tool!” Just have fun and be sure to make Bad Horse gleeful. There will be audience participation; it isn’t just for Rocky Horror and mob riots anymore. Room 300AB

3:00pm – 4:30pm – Starship Smackdown: The Geekspert’s Court II – For anyone who has ever been to Comic-Con, you know the singular power of the Starship Smackdown. Now from the panel of intrepid spaceshipologists comes The Geekspert’s Court, as this honorable panel of geeksperts render verdicts on the greatest genre films of all time in the trial of the century. Chief Justice Mark A. Altman (Free Enterprise, DOA: Dead Or Alive) exercises jurist prudence over a bench of judges including Kay Reindl (Scream, Millennium), Chris Gossett (The Red Star), Steve Melching (Star Wars Rebels), Ashley E. Miller (Thor, X-Men: First Class), Jose Molina (Agent Carter, Firefly), Daren Dochterman (Hollywood conceptual designer), Robert Meyer Burnett (Agent Cody Banks, Free Enterprise), and Nikki Griffin (Fast & The Furious: Tokyo Drift, The Dukes of Hazzard). Room 207

3:30pm – 4:30pm – Cartoon Design For Creative Kids – Hey, Kids! It’s time to get happy, have fun, and be funny! Kristian Andrew Sather (Cartoon Design Revealed) returns to WonderCon Anaheim with his popular cartooning workshop. Kristian will demonstrate the techniques used in drawing fun cartoon characters. Learn how to draw your own funny cartoon characters using basic geometric shapes and more. Room 210

3:30pm – 4:30pm – Full-Time Creative Work on a Part-Time Schedule – Knowing the basics of group dynamics, forming, and then working with a group without mortally wounding each other is the difference between success or failure of your projects, and possibly friendships too. No matter which industry (comics, illustration, TV/movies/webseries, webcomics, design, animation, costuming/cosplay, blogging), “breaking in” has never been a more apt term than in today’s media. It’s a full-time job and you only have part-time hours to accomplish it. This panel covers a wide array of organizational subjects, with a diverse panel who can speak to a variety of topics specific to your projects: Topher Davila (art director GeekdomWear.com), Sean Glumace (Adobe education leader), Heather Joseph-Witham, Ph.D. (Mythbusters and various TV), Ron Coleman, Ph.D. (molecular geneticist), Jonelle Davila (creative director, TheGeekGirlProject.com), Gene Turnbow (general manager, KryptonRadio.com), Mario Martinez (co-creator, TomatoTV), and Brendon Creecy (podcaster). They’ll provide a mix of speaking, Q&A, and short interactive applications that directly apply the topics covered. Also, because it is tax season, Jun Watanabe (Enrolled Agent) will share some must-know tax tips relevant to personal projects and business. As an added bonus to help get your creative work life, the panel will give away a one-year subscription to Adobe’s Creative Cloud. Room 213

3:30pm – 4:30pm – Gaia Online – Chris Castagnetto (D. J. 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 get a sneak peek at some of the great stuff Gaia Interactive has planned for 2015. Expect plenty of fun and some great prizes. Room 300DE

3:30pm – 4:30pm – How to Create Your Own Novel: From the First Idea to Publishing and What you Need to Sell Your Work to TV and Film – The Winner Twins, multiple award-winning and national bestselling sci-fi authors, script writers, and producers, teach you how to create your own novel step by step, from building your universe, to overcoming writer’s block, to the different paths to publishing. The twins have written four science fiction novels and have taught their unique award-winning creative writing method to hundreds of thousands of convention attendees, teachers, and students across the country. The Winner Twins, along with Steven-Elliot Altman (bestselling author of Deprivers, game writer of 9Dragons and Pearl’s Peril) and Richard Hatch (Captain Apollo/Tom Zarek of Battlestar Galactica, author of the bestselling Battlestar Galactica book series), will teach you how to craft your story idea into a marketable novel, television series, or film property. Room 208

4:00pm – 5:00pm – H. P. Lovecraft: 125 Years of Cosmic Horror – 2015 is the 125th anniversary of the birth of iconic author H.P. Lovecraft (1890-1937). His legacy and horrific creations, like Great Cthulhu and the Necronomicon, live on in literature, movies, comics, art, games, and music. This panel of experts will explore the life, influence, and controversies of Lovecraft over the past century-plus, including sneak previews from the upcoming H.,P. Lovecraft Film Festival & CthulhuCon. With Cody Goodfellow (Strategies Against Nature), Leslie S. Klinger (The New Annotated H. P. Lovecraft), Pete Von Sholly (Lovecraft Illustrated vol. 1), and Aaron Vanek (H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival & CthulhuCon). Room 209

4:30pm – 5:00pm – WonderCon Anaheim Talk Back – Another WonderCon Anaheim is over, so come and share your highs and lows of the weekend. Bring your questions and experiences-all are welcome! Room 208


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Tyler Schirado is the founder and editor-in-chief of Turn The Right Corner. Legend has it, he’s said to have rode on the back of a T-Rex and has the natural survival instincts to live through the zombie apocalypse. His spirit animal is a corgi.


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