WonderCon 2013: Friday Schedule

WonderCon-2013-Anaheim Friday Schedule

The 26th Annual Wonderful World of Comics Convention, also known as WonderCon, begins next weekend Friday, March 29. Much like its big brother Comic-Con, WonderCon focuses on all things comics, TV, movies, and gaming but more toned down. Cosplay will be had, panels will be attended, and nerds from across the globe will flock to Anaheim to see what’s new in their beloved world. Friday’s schedule is full of fun and adventure as fans will get a look at Arrow, Doctor Who, The Following, a first look at Hemlock Grove, and a 35th Anniversary celebration of Battlestar Galactica. See the full Friday schedule after the break.

Battlestar Galactica 35th Anniversary WonderCon 2013

12:30pm – 35th Anniversary: Battlestar
Host Richard Hatch (Capt. Apollo, Tom Zarek), Kevin Grazier (science advisor, Battlestar, Caprica, Defiance), Michael Taylor (writer/producer, Battlestar, Defiance, Caprica), and special surprise guests discuss the 35-year history of Battlestar Galactica. Includes Q&A and special 35th BSG trailer presentation screening. Room 300DE

12:30pm – Avatar: The Search for Zuko’s Mom
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 Chinese, Boxers 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! Room 208

12:30pm – Comics Arts Conference Session #1: Comics in Higher Education: Teaching, Publishing, and Staying Relevant
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. Room 210BCD

12:30pm –The Latino Comics Roundtable
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). Room 213

1:00pm – DC Entertainment: All Access
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. Room 300AB

1:00pm – Warner Archives Collection Presents Pulp Heroes of Film and TV: Tarzan, Doc Savage, Bomba, and More
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. Room 207

1:30pm – Comics Arts Conference Session #2: Comics & Journalism
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 (Crazy4ComicCon.com), Molly Mahan (Geekscape.net), and Michael Worthan (Comic Book Therapy) to set these professors straight on the reality of it all. Room 210BCD

1:30pm – Geek & Sundry Panel of Awesome
Geek & Sundry executive producers Felicia Day (The Guild, Supernatural, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog) and Sheri 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 Guild, TableTop, Written 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. Room 300DE

1:30pm – Insights into Indie Publishing
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 Wilson, Casey 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. Room 203

1:30pm – Spotlight on Marjorie Liu
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! Room 208

1:30pm – The 14th Annual Animation Show of Shows
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. Arena

1:30pm – The Psychology of Star Trek vs. Star Wars
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 Chicken, City Under the Moon) and Larry “Dr. Trek” Nemecek (The Con of Wrath, Trekland: 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 Trek and Star Wars. Join a side and cast your vote as we crown one the winner of WonderCon Anaheim! Refereed by Brian Ward (Shout! Factory). Room 213

2:00pm – Quick Draw!
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. Room 300AB

2:00pm – The Disney/ABC’s of TV Writing: Through the Looking Glass of the TV Writers Room
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 Gonzalez and 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 Time, Battlestar Galactica, Buffy 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). Room 207

2:30pm – Comics Arts Conference Session #3: Truth, Reality, and Empathy in Comics
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. Room 210BCD

2:30pm – I Can’t Write, I Can’t Draw, But I Love Comics!
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). Room 208

2:30pm – Star Trek: Into High Definition
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). Room 300DE

2:30pm – The Creator’s Role in the Future of Comics Publishing
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. Room 213

2:30pm – The Most Dangerous Women at WonderCon Anaheim!
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 Chick Katrina 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). Room 203

Arrow The CW WonderCon 2013

3:00pm – Exclusive Warner Bros. Television Screenings
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! Arena

3:00pm – Iconic Characters: Keeping True to Origins While Creating New Stories
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. DeMatteis (Spider-Man, Captain America), Doug Mahnke (Green Lantern, JLA), and Dan Slott (Superior Spider-Man, Mighty Avengers) are moderated by Mark Waid (Thrillbent). Room 300AB

3:00pm – Tales of Xillia
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 things Tales of in a fun and interactive hour with plenty of surprises. Room 207

3:30pm – Breaking into Comics
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. Room 203

3:30pm – Comic Pitch Review
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. Room 206B

3:30pm – How to Get News Coverage
Small press publishers: What makes the difference between an item that will get news coverage, previews, and interviews and what doesn’t? A lot of publishers have no idea what to submit to the press, how to submit it, 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. Room 213

3:30pm – James Robinson
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. Room 208

3:30pm – MTV Geek
Join Executive Producer/Editor Tom Akel, Top Cow CEO Marc Silvestri, September Mourning’s Emily Lazar, and surprise guests for updates on MTV Geek’s live action September Mourning series and Marvel documentary Behind the ReEvolution. Then get a first look at upcoming MTV Comics including Stan Lee’s The Seekers, Michael Straczynski’s The Adventures of Apocalypse Al, Sanford Greene’s 1000, and the prequel comic to the hit MTV series Teen Wolf! Room 300DE

4:00pm – Art Masters: Drawing DC
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! Room 210BCD

4:00pm – Beauty and the Beast Sneak Peek and Q&A
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. Room 300AB

4:00pm – GEEK Magazine Star Trek Summit LIVE
Get ready to boldly go as our panel of ultimate Treksperts discuss the past, present, and future of the Star Trek franchise 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, GEEK, The Music of Star Trek), and Mark A. Altman (Free Enterprise, Femme Fatales). Room 207

4:30pm – A Story Is a Story: Storytelling Across Diverse Formats
Storytellers Jane Espenson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Once Upon a Time), Frank Beddor (The Looking Glass Wars), Amber Benson (The Golden Age of Death), Patrick Rothfuss (The Kingkiller Chronicles), 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. Room 300DE

4:30pm – How to Build Your Own R2
Do you want to know what it takes to build your own Star Wars droid? Southern California R2 builders Chris Romines, Michael McMaster, and William Miyamoto, builder Godfather Mike Senna, and builder/moderator Victor 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. Room 213

4:30pm – Spotlight on Brent Anderson
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. Room 203

4:30pm – Terry Moore
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! Room 208

5:00pm – Batman: Zero Year with Scott Snyder
Join us for an in-depth look at the upcoming Batman: Zero Year from fan favorite Scott Snyder! Room 207

5:00pm – Comic Creator Connection #1
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.) Room 206B

5:00pm – Let’s Make Comics!
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. Room 210BCD

5:00pm – Regular Show
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! Room 300AB

5:30pm – How to Get a Job in the Video Game Industry
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. Room 300DE

5:30pm – IDW: Spotlight on Artist’s Editions!
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! Room 208

5:30pm – Indie Comics Marketing and PR 101
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! Room 203

5:30pm – Science in Science Fiction
Kyle Kurpinski and Terry Johnson (How to Defeat Your Own Clone: And Other Tips for Surviving the Biotech Revolution) discuss the scientific breakthroughs that inspire science fiction and the ways that science is depicted in popular media, books, movies, and more. After a brief presentation, these bioengineers will be available to answer your questions in a Q&A session. Room 213

6:00pm – Acting/Role-Playing
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. Room 210BCD

6:00pm Awfully Big Adventures: Storytellers Who Find One Medium Too Small
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. Room 207

Femme Fatales Cinemax WonderCon 2013

6:00pm  – Femme Fatales: The Hit TV Show Comes Home
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.). Room 300AB

6:00pm – World Premiere of Superman: Unbound
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. Arena

6:30pm – 30 Years of Jayson
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). Room 203

Hemlock Grove Netflix WonderCon 2013

6:30pm – Netflix’s Hemlock Grove
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 members Famke Janssen (X-Men), Dougray Scott (Mission Impossible II), Bill Skarsgård (Anna Karenina), Landon Liboiron (Terra Nova), Penelope Mitchell, Freya Tingley, Aaron Douglas (Battlestar Galactica), and Kandyse McClure (Battlestar Galactica). Room 300DE

6:30pm – Not Guilty by Reason of Zombification? Law and Forensic Psychiatry After the Zombie Apocalypse
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? Room 213

6:30pm – Star Trek Enterprise Bridge Restoration and Sci-Fi Museum
Join Huston Huddleston, Brian Uiga, and the original designers from Star Trek TNG, DS9 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! Room 208

7:00pm – BBC America’s Doctor Who and Orphan Black Screening
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. Room 300AB

7:00pm – Mark Waid’s Thrillbent Comics
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! Room 210BCD

Source: Comic-Con Internationl

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