WonderCon 2014: Friday Schedule

WonderCon-2014-Anaheim Friday Schedule

With WonderCon less than two weeks away, the fine folks at Comic-Con International have graciously uploaded the program schedule. For Friday, April 18, fans eager to get their WonderCon on can expect panels from the 501st Legion, Cartoon Network, Walt Disney Animation Studios, and more. Badge holders will also be able to enjoy the world premiere of Son of Batman, as well as sneak peek screenings of The 100, Teen Titans Go!, and Revolution. Check out the full Friday schedule after the break.

12:00pm – Salem Executive producer Brannon Braga (Star Trek, Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey) and star Shane West (Nikita, ER, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen) reveal a sneak peek at the premiere episode of this highly anticipated new series from WGN America and Fox 21. Set in the volatile world of 17th century Massachusetts, Salem explores what really fueled the town’s infamous witch trials and dares to uncover the dark, supernatural truth hiding behind the veil of this infamous period in American history. The screening will be followed by an audience Q&A. One lucky audience member will be chosen at random to receive a background role and an all-expense-paid trip to appear on an upcoming episode of the series! Room 300AB

12:00pm – What’s Hot in Young Adult Fiction! Strong protagonists, engrossing romance, humor, action, and angst! Join us for a Q&A session and chat about the hottest new titles and trends in YA fiction. Moderated by Lauren Billings (Sublime) and featuring Melissa de la Cruz (The Ring and The Crown), Jim DiBartolo (In the Shadows), Rachel Hawkins (Rebel Belle), Alyson Noel (The Immortals), Margaret Stohl (The Icons series), Michael Johnston (Heart of Dread series), and Kiersten White (In the Shadows). Room 207

12:30pm – 501st and Rebel Legions: Costuming for the Good of the Galaxy! Have what it takes to create an amazing Star Wars costume? Want to know more about joining the 501st Legion and/or Rebel Legion? “Trust in the Force”…and a little assistance from members from the 501st Legion (The Bad Guys) and the Rebel Legion (The Good Guys) who are here to help. Learn about basic costuming standards, what’s involved, how to join, and more! Room 203

12:30pm – Cartoon Network: Steven Universe Believe in Steven! Fix your eyeballs and earlobes on the Steven Universe panel, brought to you by Cartoon Network! You won’t want to miss the magical guardians of this new comedy dish, or sing, or whatever…on all things Steven! Room 300DE

12:30pm – Comics Arts Conference Session #1: Introduction to Graphic Medicine “Graphic Medicine” is a term coined in 2009 by UK physician and artist Ian Williams to refer to the intersection between the medium of comics and the discourse on health care. Since then, a diverse group of scholars, comic artists, patients, and health-care providers have been engaged in dialogue about how comics might further our understanding of the health-care system and those who interact with it. Dr. Michael Green (Penn State Hershey College and Medicine) and M. K. Czerwiec (Northwestern Feinberg Medical School), two of the pioneers of the field and the organizers of five international conferences on graphic medicine, will describe and share some of the rich body of work that now exists at the intersection of comics and medicine, exploring the rationale for the use of comics in medicine, ways comics have been integrated into medical education, and how that intersection might benefit health-care providers and patients alike. Room 210BCD

12:30pm – Spiritual Themes in Comics 2014 looks to be a year for Biblical epics, with big budget movies such as Noah, Exodus, and Mary, Mother of Christ. Yet such Bible-based stories already have a long tradition within the comic book medium. The Christian Comic Arts Society hosts a discussion on the history and influence of the Christian comics movement. Panelists include Fred Price (Pastor of Crenshaw Christian Center), Eric Jansen (Foursquare Mission Press, God and Country Graphics), Kevin Yong (New Creation Now), Clint D. Johnson (Faithwalker, M 25:20 Inc.), and moderator Buzz Dixon (Serenity, G.I. Joe). Room 208

12:30pm – The Sergio and Mark Show Sergio Aragonés, Mark Evanier, and maybe others who bring you the award-winning, ship-sinking Groo the Wanderer have actual news of actual, for-real upcoming Groo comics as well as other exciting projects. Come hear Sergio explain what’s up and then hear Mark translate it into English! Room 213

1:00pm – Cosplay Makeup 101 This panel goes into what it takes to perfect your cosplay by having great makeup to go with it. It will cover beauty makeup, appliance application, special FX makeup, sculpting, molding, and casting. Dawnielle Banks (makeupbysiryn.com), Chrissy Lynn (nerdy-girlz.com), and Aubriana Zurilgen (Star Trek: Renegades), who have honed their craft in the makeup, film, and cosplay photography worlds, will help answer your questions about having your makeup match your costuming and cosplay. Turn your great cosplay into an amazing one with awesome makeup! Room 210A

1:00pm – DC Entertainment: All Access At DC Entertainment, there’s never been a better time to be a fan! Come by for unfiltered access to all things DC Entertainment! Find out what some of DC’s biggest names have to share from behind the scenes! Joining the All-Access party will be some of the industry’s top talents, so don’t miss out! Room 300AB

1:00pm – Disney|ABC The Art of the Pitch: The Writer. The Director. The Story The Disney/ABC Talent Development programs have launched the careers of many writers and directors, many of whom have worked on some of your favorite shows, such as ABC’s Castle, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Once Upon a Time. What makes these individuals perfect for the program and right for the room or the production set? Disney/ABC’s Creative Talent Development team and current program participants and alumni offer an engaging conversation about standing out, fitting in, and putting your best pitch forward. Moderated by Ken Choy (Hyphen magazine). Room 207

1:30pm – Animal Farm All Over Again Authors discuss worlds in which some characters are more equal than others. WonderCon Anaheim special guest Kiera Cass (The Elite), Pierce Brown (Red Rising), James Morris (Sky Bound), and Amy Talkington (Liv, Forever) discuss Chosen Ones, the haves and have-nots, gender discrimination, and more. Moderated by LeAnna Herrera of Mysterious Galaxy. Room 213

1:30pm – Comics Arts Conference Session #2: Beyond the Page The influence of comics extends far beyond their paper. Victoria Minnich explores the value of comics as a research and education tool to visualize and personalize the operations of the southern California spiny lobster fishery, providing a case study of the possibilities for new media to generate collective meaning for a diverse and broad suite of audiences. Jeremy Johnson (University of Minnesota) explores the possibilities and limitations of graphic novels for the visually impaired and discusses the journey to create an “accessible” graphic narrative. In the process, he highlights the benefits of collaboration in the creation of narrative visualizations while raising an awareness of the accessibility of graphic novels. Renee Krusemark (Creighton University) builds on theories that reading graphic narratives involves both leadership and critical thinking, and uses The Walking Dead as a case study to explore how readers perceive leadership in comics and to discuss the potential of using comic books in the college classroom to address student critical thinking and leadership perceptions. Room 210BCD

1:30pm – ComiXology: Ask Me Anything! ComiXology spills the beans on everything you’ve ever wanted to know about digital comics and publishing, from steps on how to publish your own comic book through comiXology Submit to how to begin your own successful start-up just like comiXology. Chip Mosher (comiXology VP marketing and communications) and beaming in from the East Coast, David Steinberger (comiXology co-founder and CEO), answer all your burning curiosities in a no-holds-barred Q&A of epic proportions. Room 208

1:30pm – Spotlight on Steve Lieber and Sarah Ryan WonderCon Anaheim special guests Steve Lieber (Superior Foes of Spider-Man) and Sara Ryan (Bad Houses) discuss creating comics, finding the core of a story, comics versus prose, collaborating while married, and more. Room 203

1:30pm – World War Z Previs Thru Postvis: How HALON Helped Prepare for the Zombie Apocalypse Daniel Gregoire (HALON Entertainment CEO and founder) and Michael Jackson (HALON postvis supervisor) highlight the art of pitchvis, previs, and postvis with a special presentation on their work for Paramount Pictures’s World War Z. Panelists will walk attendees through the process of building exciting shots and scenes from pitchvis to previs, onset, and postvis and delve into a discussion of 3D animation tools, motion capture, and the technology behind HALON’s revolutionary hand-held cameras that allow directors to visualize complex scenes in the project before filming. Room 300DE

2:00pm – Frozen: The Art of Story Jeff Ranjo (Frozen, Surf’s Up, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs), Fawn Veerasunthorn (Frozen, Hop, El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera), Nicole Mitchell (Frozen, Wreck-it Ralph, Winnie the Pooh) and Normand Lemay (Frozen, Rio) share a behind-the-scenes look at how the art of story was created for Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Academy Award winning animated film, Frozen. The artists will showcase several sequences including Let it Go and talk about how the craft of story impacts the animated filmmaking process. Room 207

2:00pm Special Sneak Peek Screenings WonderCon Anaheim and Warner Bros. Television proudly continue the tradition of exclusive sneak peek screenings with two upcoming episodes of The 100, plus advance episode screenings of Revolution and Teen Titans Go!. Arena

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

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

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

2:00pm – Teen Titans Go! Screening and Q&A Producers Michael Jelenic (Batman: The Brave and the Bold) and Aaron Horvath (MAD), and members of the voice cast take the stage for a lively conversation and Q&A about your favorite teenage superheroes. And, of course, they won’t be coming empty-handed as they will be bringing an all-new episode to screen exclusively for WonderCon Anaheim. From Warner Bros. Animation, Teen Titans Go! airs Wednesdays at 6:30/5:30c on Cartoon Network. Room 300AB

2:00pm – The Men Who Made Batman 2014 marks the 100th birthday of Batman’s uncredited co-creator Bill Finger, the 75th anniversary of Batman’s first appearance, the 50th anniversary of the “New Look” Batman, and the 25th anniversary of the Tim Burton motion picture that proved the world would welcome a serious Dark Knight. Celebrate by looking back at how Bob Kane and Bill Finger created the character and how ghost creators Jerry Robinson and Gardner Fox helped them shape the Caped Crusader’s first year in print. Dr. Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight), Mark Evanier (Bill Finger Award), Alan Kistler (The Ultimate Batman Trivia Challenge), Robert O’Nale (The Cape Creator documentary), Jens Robinson (son of Jerry Robinson), and the rest of their super team of bat-experts unite to answer the question, “Who built the bat?” Room 210A

2:30pm – CBLDF: The History of the Comics Code 60 years ago this month, comics were put on trial in a nationally televised Senate subcommittee hearing that had shattering repercussions for this great American art form. The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund presents the shocking history of moral panic that led to this historic hearing and the birth of the Comics Code Authority, which regulated the medium’s content for more than 50 years. CBLDF executive director Charles Brownstein tells the tale at this CBLDF presentation. Room 208

2:30pm – IDW & Hasbro: Transformers, G.I. Joe, and More! Join editor and writer John Barber and a host of all your favorite creators for a sneak peek behind all of IDW’s Hasbro titles. Transformers! G.I. Joe! My Little Pony! Littlest Pet Shop! Prizes! Announcements! Q&A…and more? Room 213

2:30pm – Spotlight on Paul Gulacy WonderCon Anaheim special guest Paul Gulacy talks about his life in comics, including his groundbreaking work on titles such as Master of Kung Fu, Batman, Catwoman, Sabre, Six from Sirius, G.I. Joe, and much more. Room 203

2:30pm – Strong Women and the Creators Who Empower Them Comics are full of strong and powerful women, not just physically but mentally and emotionally. Moderator James Robinson (Fantastic Four) discusses how to create these female icons with the people who bring them to life. Panelists include WonderCon Anaheim special guests Rick Burchett (Lady Sabre),Cliff Chiang (Wonder Woman), Kelly Sue DeConnick (Captain Marvel), Georges Jeanty ( Buffy the Vampire Slayer), and Gail Simone (Batgirl). Room 300DE

3:00pm – Comics Arts Conference Session #3: Graphic Novels and Comics in the Classroom: A Roundtable Discussion Whether using graphic novels or comics to explain cultural differences, history, or art, there are many educational factors that sequential art can teach, in classes from the high school to the college level. Christina Angel (Metropolitan State University of Denver), Robert Weiner (Texas Tech University), Hannah Means-Shannon (Georgian Court University), Carrye Kay Syma (Texas Tech University), and James Bucky Carter (Washington State University)-the editors and authors of Graphic Novels and Comics in the Classroom: Essays on the Educational Power of Sequential Art-offer a lively discussion of the value of sequential art in and for education. This roundtable will focus on both the methodological and pedagogical approaches from the book, discussing the process involved in putting together the volume. The book’s contributors will give their unique perspectives on the educational potential of using comics in the classroom. Room 210BCD

3:00pm – Just What Does An Editor Do? Join Barbara Randall Kesel (DC, Dark Horse, CrossGen), Shannon Eric Denton (Lion Forge, Actionopolis), and surprise guest editors for agreement and debate as they cover some of the many answers to that question! Room 210A

3:00pm – Remakes, Reboots, and Requels Welcome to the new world of Hollywood, where almost every movie is a remake, reboot, or sequel. A panel of geeksperts will discuss their favorite (and least favorite) recent remakes and reboots, from Batman Begins to Star Trek, while also offering advice for films that demand to be rebooted, remade, and revisited in the near future, from Galaxy Quest to Space: 1999, along with an audience poll of the property they’d most like to see remade. Featuring the acerbic Ashley E. Miller (Thor, X-Men: First Class), the sexy Steve Melching (The Clone Wars, Big Guy & Rusty, The Boy Robot), the delightful Daren Dochterman (Star Trek: Phase II), the rambunctious Robert Meyer Burnett (The Hills Run Red, Free Enterprise), the jocular Dr. Adam Jahnke (The Digital Bits), and dashing moderator David E. Williams (editor, GEEK magazine). Room 207

3:00pm – Star-Crossed: Exclusive Screening and Panel Discussion It’s a war of the worlds when an epic Romeo and Juliet romance ignites between a human girl and an alien boy, as he and others of his kind (Atrians) are integrated into a suburban high school after being banished for ten years. As this romance causes a violent encounter between their two families, can this couple’s love-and peace between the species-survive? Join the cast of this spring’s steamiest new drama, Star-Crossed, for an exclusive screening of a never-before-seen episode and a panel discussion with Matt Lanter (90210, Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Aimee Teegarden (Friday Night Lights), Grey Damon (Secret Circle, Nine Lives of Chloe King), Malese Jow (Vampire Diaries), Greg Finley, Titus Makin Jr., Chelsea Gilligan, and Victoria Platt, along with executive producers Adele Lim (One Tree Hill) and Meredith Averill (The Good Wife), for a first look at a futuristic story of forbidden love, Star-Crossed, from The CW network. Room 300AB

3:30pm – Axe Cop and Animation Domination High-Def Nick Weidenfeld, head of FOX’s off-the-wall Saturday late-night animation programming block, Animation Domination High-Def, previews an exclusive advance screening of upcoming footage from animated series Axe Cop, Golan The Insatiable, and Lucas Bros. Moving Co., along with a first look at new series Stone Quackers. Joining Weidenfeld on the panel Q&A will be surprise guests from the series’ voice talent. Room 300DE

3:30pm – Roddenberry Entertainment Presents Trevor Roth (COO, head of development, creator of Days Missing, Worth), Tory Mell (producer, Roddenberry Entertainment), Rod Roddenberry (CEO, Roddenberry Entertainment), Chris Moreno (artist, Worth), Aubrey Sitterson (writer, Worth), Paul Morrissey (Eisner Award-winning editor), Brent Beaudette (eCommerce manager, Roddenberry Entertainment), and Ben Morehead (archivist, Roddenberry Entertainment), discuss their newest property, the comic book Worth, and a few surprises. Join the Roddenberry team for this Q&A session moderated by Tory Mell (producer and writer, Roddenberry Entertainment). Room 208

3:30pm – Spotlight on Marjorie Liu Novelist and attorney (and WonderCon Anaheim special guest) Marjorie Liu has established herself as a cross-genre writer-from paranormal romance, urban fantasy, to comic books-including her latest run on Astonishing X-Men for Marvel Comics. Join her for a rare Q&A session, moderated by Mimi Cruz from Night Flight Comics! Room 203

3:30pm – Spotlight on Tommy Lee Edwards Moderator Bernard Chang (Green Lantern Corps) presents in-depth look at WonderCon Anaheim special guest Tommy Lee Edwards’ vast experience as a film and animation director, illustrator, and writer. Join them for this Q&A session and multimedia presentation on the creation of TLE’s work on Vandroid, Turf, The Question, Marvel 1985, The Book of Eli, Star Wars, and more. Room 213

4:00pm – Black Tiger: From Indie Comic to Indie Short Film This informational and inspirational panel reveals the do-it-yourself journey to transform an independent comic book into a short independent film. Learn firsthand what it has taken to get the film Black Tiger: Hunter Hunted to the screen. Experience the exciting preview of the film and engage in a Q&A with film stars Robin Shou (Mortal Kombat), Angela Fong (former WWE Diva), Rico E. Anderson (Star Trek: Renegades), Mish’al Samman (Pit Boss), Lauren Weinberger (Black Rabbit), director Patricio Ginelsa (Lumpia), producer Lawrence Iriarte (The Matrix), creator John Hervey II, and Beyond Time co-owner Priscilla Hervey. Moderated by Winston F. Emano (founder, mano Y mano Media). Also have a chance to win tickets to the film’s world premiere screening at the neighboring UltraLuxe Cinemas GardenWalk on Saturday, April 19 at 7:00 pm. Room 207

4:00pm – Comic Book Law School(R): In The Beginning – Every project has a starting point, but not considering all of the important business issues from the start can cause you more damage than being caught in a flood with your ark half built. Luckily, the popular Comic Book Law School will help by supplying the ABCs of legal protections for creators, and maybe help you discover how to make protecting yourself an everyday part of the creative process. Noted IP attorney Michael Lovitz, author of The Trademark and Copyright Book comic book, sets down a solid foundation on intellectual property in this informative seminar. Starting with the basics on the ownership and protection of ideas, an understanding of copyright and trademark rights, including for works of authorship, characters, and names, this seminar will help guide you from conception through publication and beyond. Attendees are invited to participate in an interactive discussion about basic rights provided under U.S. copyright and trademark laws, as well as the registration process for each (and time permitting, how recent court decisions and changes in the law could affect those rights). Along the way, there will be plenty to learn about the protections, and pitfalls, of the U.S. trademark and copyright systems. Please note: The Comic Book Law School seminars are designed to provide relevant information and practice tips to practicing attorneys, as well as practical tips to creators and other professionals who may wish to attend. However, the seminar is presented for information and entertainment purposes only, and the information presented and opinions expressed at the seminars do not constitute legal advice and should not be relied upon as such . [This program is approved for 1 credit of California MCLE.] Room 210BCD

4:00pm – DC Comics: Batman Batman’s crusade against the corrupt and evil has permeated the DC Universe and beyond! Join some of the hottest creators behind the Dark Knight for an exclusive look at what’s in store for the World’s Greatest Detective! There has never been a better time to walk the streets of Gotham City! Room 300AB

4:00pm – The New Wave Graphic Novel Jim Di Bartolo (In the Shadows), Steve Lieber ( Whiteout), Sara Ryan (Bad Houses), and Gene Luen Yang (The Shadow Hero), all eminent graphic novelists, discuss their own works within the graphic novel form, as well as how today’s increased acceptance of the graphic novel has led to new books, new authors, and new readers. Moderated by WonderCon Anaheim special guest and author Jim Pascoe. Room 210A

4:30pm – Comics and Pop Music: Beatles and Beyond! Comic books and pop music share many common inspirations, and their histories have intertwined at many points over the last six decades. Patrick Reed (Depth Of Field magazine) brings together top creators to discuss the history of pop comics from the Beatlemania tie-ins of the ’60s to today’s cutting-edge titles. Room 300DE

4:30pm – Firefly and Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Delving into the Whedonverse Series Artist Georges Jeanty WonderCon Anaheim special guest Georges Jeanty takes you on intimate journeys through the lives of the crew of the Serenity as well as the Scoobys as they continued in the Dark Horse titles of these cult hit shows. Anyone interested in the Whedonverse, this panel is for you! Georges will be discussing his 20 years in the comic industry and talking about working with series creator Joss Whedon with stories and a Q&A about how seasons 8 and 9 came together…and maybe a little sing-along! Room 203

4:30pm – James Robinson Comics Panel Join James Robinson, writer of Starman, Fantastic Four, All New Invaders, Saviors and Airboy for a relaxed and informal Q&A as he discusses his past career as well as current and up-coming projects. All questions will be welcome, the more imaginative and inappropriate the better. Room 208

4:30pm – Oddball Comics Live! Cartoonist Scott Shaw! (Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew, Sonic the Hedgehog, Annoying Orange) reveals the secret history of comic books with such titles as Muggy-Doo, Boy Cat; Manuel Pacifico, Tuna Fisherman; and It’s Fun To Stay Alive! that provoke the overwhelming question, “How the hell did this ever get published?” See why this hilarious presentation has been a fan-favorite at San Diego’s Comic-Con International for decades! Room 213

5:00pm – Cartoon Network: Uncle Grandpa and Clarence What’s better than a panel of one Cartoon Network Comedy? Two cartoon network comedies! Meet the talented magic-makers behind two of the newest comedies to join the Cartoon Network family: Uncle Grandpa and Clarence. Get your laughing muscles ready for an hour of cool content and commentary…times two! Room 300AB

5:00pm – Comic Creator Connection #1 WonderCon Anaheim will once again host the Comic Creator Connection, an event that puts writers and artists together to see whether they can find their creative counterparts. Here’s how it works: in two 2-hour sessions – on Friday, April 18, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM and Saturday, April 19, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM – writers and artists can sit down and meet each other in a neutral environment. (Please note: This isn’t an ordinary WonderCon Anahiem program. Preliminary sign-ups for the CCC took place online before WonderCon Anaheim. Since we are registering creators in advance they will get priority seating. Any seats that are still open once the event starts will be given on a first come first serve basis. To check and see if space is still available, visit Room 206B on the second level between 4:30 PM and 5:00 PM on Friday and Saturday.) Complete details are available on the Comic Creator Connection page on our website. Room 206B

5:00pm – E-Sports: How to Become a Pro Competitor We’re seeing a groundbreaking evolution happening in e-Sports as pro players become recognized as professional athletes who are awarded visas and salaries. However, the journey for them has not been easy. Join Genese Davis (The Holder’s Dominion & MMORPG.com), Johnathan Wendel (Fatal1ty), Scott “SirScoots” Smith (MLG, Evil Geniuses), Eric Abramian (Blood Legion, Team Razer), Margaret Krohn (Sony Online Entertainment) and John Liao (Evil Geniuses) as they discuss the opportunities and obstacles players face when seeking viable careers as e-Sports competitors. This high-powered panel will divulge exactly what it takes to become a pro gamer and how the e-Sports evolution is impacting the video game industry at large. Room 210A

5:00pm – How to Build Your Own R2! Come pick the brains of some local R2 builders to learn what it takes to build your own R2. Panelists Chris Romines, Mike McMaster, Mike Senna, and William Miyamoto will give you a look into the world of building a fully functional Star Wars R2 astromech. The panel is hosted by fellow builder Victor Franco. Room 207

5:00pm – Publicizing Your Project Got a new comic, a new web series, a new novel, a new TV show, or a movie? That’s great, but pretty meaningless if you and your friends are the only ones who know about it. How do you get the word out? Facebook and a webpage, sure. That’s what everyone’s doing. What can you do to cut through the clutter and get your stuff actually seen, actually talked about, actually out there so people can see it, read it, watch it, buy it? Craig Miller (Star Wars, Curious George) leads a panel of people who have been getting projects seen dating back to Star Wars, including Amy Ratcliffe (Nerdist, StarWars.com), Joe LeFavi (Quixotic Transmedia), and others, to give you their thoughts and advice on how you can do it for your project. Room 210BCD

5:00pm – Revolution Special Video Presentation and Q&A Revolution’s panel session, featuring stars Elizabeth Mitchell (Lost), David Lyons (ER), Stephen Collins (Falling Skies), executive producer Rockne S. O’Bannon (Cult, Defiance, Farscape), and additional names to be announced, will power up WonderCon with discussions on everything from nanotech head-trips to Patriot power plays to the possible reestablishment of the Monroe Republic. Join the “revolutionary” stars and creative team as they reveal exclusive information about the remaining episodes of season two. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Bad Robot Productions, Kripke Enterprises, and Warner Bros. Television, Revolution airs Wednesdays at 8:00/7:00c on NBC. Arena

5:30pm – How-To: Drawing with Jim DC Entertainment co-publisher Jim Lee (Superman Unchained, Justice League, Batman) talks about his 25+ years in the comics industry and sketches your favorite characters live on the big screen in this engaging panel. This is a great opportunity to watch the creative process firsthand and learn the tips of the trade that bring DC Entertainment’s characters to life. Room 300DE

5:30pm – IDW Publishing: Hidden Treasures IDW’s VP of marketing Dirk Wood and a cavalcade of some of today’s most exciting creators discuss some of IDW’s more interesting programs and undiscovered gems. Featuring rising stars from David Wohl’s Darby Pop imprint, the creative team from the hit digital America’s Army comics, and many more. Witness Wood and company pulling back the curtain on IDW’s most exciting new projects for 2014 and beyond! Room 213

5:30pm – The Making of The Star Wars WonderCon Anaheim special guest artist Mike Mayhew (Avengers) goes behind the scenes of the Diamond GEM Award-winning series, The Star Wars, from Dark Hose Comics. Mike will take you on a tour of the universe that was never meant to be, from its mysterious origins to a sneak peek at the collected volumes coming this summer. Room 203

5:30pm – The Writer’s Journey: Breaking into Graphic Novel and Hollywood Script Writing In part one of the “Breaking In” series, panelists address the question every aspiring writer wants answered: “How do I break into the business?” If you are an unpublished writer with dreams of making it in the Transmedia marketplace and you don’t know how or where to begin, this is the panel for you. Hollywood screenwriters and graphic novel producers Brandon M. Easton (ThunderCats (2011), Transformers: Rescue Bots), Geoffrey Thorne (TNT’s Leverage, Ben 10), Jonathan Callan (Ben 10, Generator Rex), screenwriter Tony Puryear (the Schwarzenegger film Eraser), and actress/writer Erika Alexander (Maxine Shaw from Living Single, Concrete Park graphic novel from Dark Horse) share insider information, publishing secrets, and professional realities on how to develop your ideas into a viable comics proposal. Topics include how to hire artists and build a strong contract, how to seek out a publisher, and how to navigate the tough new world of intellectual property management in the digital frontier. Room 208

6:00pm – Cartoon Network: Regular Show Regular Show is bringing back a taste of extra-ordinary to WonderCon Anaheim. YEAUUUUUH! The ultra-talented cast and crew dish the exclusive scoop, sneak a few sweet treats, and delight your funnybone. There is nothing regular about this panel, and anything could happen! Room 300AB

6:00pm – Greatest GEEK Movies of 1984: Big Brother Wasn’t The Only One Watching While Doves Cried While Eurasia was still at war with Eastasia and Big Brother was watching you, some amazing movies slipped into cinemas, and our panel of experts are going to wax on, wax off about the great geek year of 1984 as they look back at such films as The Terminator, Gremlins, Repo Man, Ghostbusters, Dune, Splash, This is Spinal Tap, Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom, Star Trek III, Buckaroo Banzai, Body Double, The Karate Kid, Red Dawn, Night of the Comet and, of course, the incomparable Purple Rain. Celebrating the fact we still love the ’80s will be Ashley E. Miller (Thor, X-Men: First Class), David E. Williams (editor, GEEK magazine), Robert Meyer Burnett (Star Trek: The Next Generation Blu-rays), Daren Dochterman (Star Trek: Phase II), Steve Melching (The Clone Wars, Transformers Prime), Bill Hunt (The Digital Bits), Joe Kraemer (Jack Reacher), and moderator Mark A. Altman (Free Enterprise, DOA: Dead or Alive). Be sure to attend because this panel is sure to get turned up to 11. Room 207

6:00pm – How to Make Beer Money with Your Comics If you publish your own comics, you might wonder, “How can I turn this into something awesome, like beer?” Join the editors of indie comics publication The Devastator, Geoffrey Golden and Amanda Meadows, for practical tips on earning money with your art. They’ll discuss which conventions are the best values for indie creators, selling your stuff to local shops, pricing with profit in mind, and more! Room 210A

6:00pm – The Art, Craft and Business of Acting in Today’s Entertainment Industry Golden Globe nominated actor, teacher, and director Richard Hatch (Battlestar Galactica Classic and Re-imagined, Cowboys and Engines, After the Harvest) shares the latest insights, techniques, and cutting-edge business strategies on becoming a dynamic, successful performer in today’s entertainment industry. Room 210BCD

6:00pm – World Premiere: Son of Batman Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, DC Entertainment, and Warner Bros. Animation present the World Premiere of Son of Batman, the landmark 20th entry in the ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies. In the film, Batman learns he has a son, Damian-and to further complicate matters, the mother is Talia al Ghul, daughter of one of Batman’s most dreaded enemies, Ra’s al Ghul. When the odds quickly turn against Batman and Damian, Batman must become both father and mentor to the aggressive, agile new Robin. Together they form an uneasy alliance to try and thwart the criminal enterprise of Deathstroke and his army of ninja man-bats before there are international consequences. Be among the first to see this new film, then stay for a star-studded panel led by the voice of Batman, Jason O’Mara (Terra Nova, Life on Mars), producer James Tucker (Justice League: War), director Ethan Spaulding (The Simpsons, Avatar: The Last Airbender), dialogue director Andrea Romano (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns), character designer Phil Bourassa (Justice League: War), and some special guests. Based on Grant Morrison’s famed DC storyline, Son of Batman arrives May 6 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD. Arena

6:30pm – Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey More than three decades after the debut of Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, Carl Sagan’s stunning and iconic exploration of the universe as revealed by science, Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey continues on its voyage for the stars on the Ship of the Imagination with host Neil deGrasse Tyson. See a special advance screening of an upcoming episode. Room 300DE

6:30pm – Independent Comics Publishing: Artist and Storytelling Part 2 of the “Breaking In” panel from 5:30. With the comics and entertainment industries’ landscapes changing so rapidly, The Antidote Trust, America’s #1 indie collective, returns with more insights on you and your creative output. These indie professional will share input and experiences on everything from creating to distributing your productions. You’re invited to share your insights too. Room 208

6:30pm – Spotlight on Yanick Paquette WonderCon Anaheim special guest artist Yanick Paquette (Batman, Swamp Thing) talks about his approach of comic medium, digital art, his collaboration with legendary writers such as Alan Moore and Grant Morrison, and more. Q&A session will follow. Room 203

6:30pm – The Indoor Kids The Indoor Kids is a Nerdist Industries podcast about video games, sure, but it’s also about all the other things that keep us from frolicking in the sunshine-games, movies, TV, books, apps, and more! Come watch as comedian/actor Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley, Portlandia, Adventure Time) and writer Emily V Gordon (Flower Deranger) bring their podcast live to you at WonderCon Anaheim! With special guests Kevin Pereira (Attack of the Show), comedian Jordan Morris, and more! Room 213

7:00pm – Behind the Scenes: Secrets of Creating Scripted Television Learn what it takes to create an hour of scripted television from the professionals. From writing to directing to editing to providing the finishing musical touches, composer Tim Jones (Chuck), editor/director Matt Barber (Cult), and additional panelists pull back the curtain to give you a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into the shows you love. Room 210A

7:00pm – PodCRASH with That Chris Gore Live Chris Gore (Geektime SiriusXM Howard 101) presents an epic night of comedy with his live podcast along with special guests Yoshi Obayashi (Comedy Central), cosplay queen Adrianne Curry (America’s Next Top Model), other comedians and a special presentation of the Kings of Cosplay Comedy. Room 207

7:00pm – Story Worlds: Franchise Creation Workshop What are the elements of successful franchises? Where do transmedia properties come from? How can you create a story world that spans multiple platforms? New York Film Academy professors Nunzio DeFilippis (New X-Men, director of curriculum development- screenwriting department), Adam Finer (chair of industry outreach and professional development, chair of media studies), and Adam Moore (Dirt 3, associate chair-screenwriting department), analyze the core elements of a variety of preexisting properties and will take attendee ideas and examine their transmedia franchise potential. Room 210BCD

7:30pm – How to Break into or Expand Your Career in Hollywood In this slightly insane mash-up, The Winner Twins, multiple award-winning and national bestselling sci-fi authors, scriptwriters, and producers, moderate a panel filled with celebrities, producers, agents, and directors who have already made it in Hollywood. They will share the stories of their success and describe how to break into Hollywood today. Each will bring their experience and real-world knowledge. Panelists include Rampage Jackson (legendary MMA Fighter, The A Team), John Morrison (world-renowned wrestler, actor, screenwriter, producer), Chavo Guerrero, Jr. (world-renowned wrestler, actor, personality), Richard Hatch (legendary actor, Captain Apollo, Tom Zarek of Battlestar Galactica), Rob Prior (artist, director, creator of the TV show Red Brick Road with Warner Brothers), and Cal Boyington (former head of alternative television at Paradigm Talent Agency, former talent & packaging agent at ICM, known for Workaholics, Whale Wars among many others). An announcement will be made at the end of the panel involving a top secret Hollywood project. Room 300DE

7:30pm – James Bonding Who doesn’t love 007? James Bonding is the podcast where everyone’s favorite MI6 agent gets analyzed and discussed by Matt Mira (The Nerdist Podcast, Attack of the Show) and Matt Gourley (Superego, Drunk History). Come watch as the pair get into the ultimate debate of who is the best double-O alongside a panel of fellow Bond lovers fighting for their James. Room 213

7:30pm – New Golden Age of Animation Changes in new media always usher in a new golden age of animation. Just as film brought innovations to TV animation, then again with cable, the Internet opens up opportunities for the next generation. We’re at the forefront of the next golden age of animation as new audiences find new creative voices working on the Internet. Featuring the leaders in Internet cartoons and animation today, including Ed Skudder and Zack Keller (co-creators of Dick Figures), Breehn Burns (writer/director of Bravest Warriors), Emily Brundige (creator of Pubertina), and Eric Homan (VP of development for Frederator Studios). Moderated by Nate Olson (director of marketing for Frederator). Room 208

7:30pm – Queer Horror Horror films, TV shows, books, and comics are more popular than ever. Authors, filmmakers, and comics creators are always looking for new twists to the medium, including presenting LGBT subtext, plot elements, and characters. But does a gay horror genre exist, and if so what makes it different from mainstream horror? Do queer horror creators bring a different sensibility to the medium? Has the current surge of LGBTQ acceptance and civil rights influenced the horror genre? Prism Comics and moderator/horror expert Sean Abley (Fangoria,Out in The Dark) explore these and other aspects of this popular genre from a queer perspective. Panelists include Paul Etheredge Outz (Hellbent), Jeffrey Reddick (Final Destination, Day of The Dead), J. T. Seaton (Nightshadows, NOLA Horror Film Fest), Jody Wheeler (The Dark Place, Door Q), and others to be announced. Room 203

8:00pm – Carol Corps Meet-Up WonderCon Anaheim special guest Kelly Sue DeConnick’s reimagining of Carol Danvers, the former Ms. Marvel, into the new Captain Marvel has inspired legions of fans to come together as the Carol Corps. Here’s your chance to meet and greet some of your fellow Corps members who are attending WonderCon, along with Kelly Sue herself. Room 207

8:00pm – Husbands: Breaking Through Jane Espenson (Buffy, Battlestar Galactica, Once Upon a Time), Brad Bell (VH1’s Pop-Up Video), Sean Hemeon (Bloomers), and director Eli Gonda (The Kid) discuss the breakthrough year of the groundbreaking series viewable at CWSeed.com with moderator Jenna Busch (entertainment editor, Fan Voice). Room 210BCD

8:30pm Nobility: Sci-Fi by Fans for Fans Nobility is a fun sci-fi web series dubbed “The Office meets Firefly.” In this story about humanity’s most powerful starship with a crew that’s anything but noble, follow the misfit crew of the Starship Nobility as they careen through the most dangerous events of the 28th century! This panel is an opportunity to meet some of the awesome cast: Claudia Christian (Babylon 5), Cas Anvar (Assassin’s Creed), Darren Jacobs (Starship: Rising), and James Kyson (Heroes). You will also be able to speak with the minds behind Nobility: writer/creator E. J. De la Pena (Jingle All the Way), director Neil Johnson (Humanity’s End), art director Al (Tiki) Zequeira (Star Trek DS9), and composer Charles-Henri Avelange (Starship: Rising). Learn how you can help create the kind of sci-fi fans want to see! Room 208

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Source: Comic-Con International

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