WonderCon 2014: Sunday Schedule

WonderCon 2014 Anaheim Sunday Schedule

Although WonderCon 2014 will be winding down after a jam packed Saturday schedule, Sunday’s schedule is still packed with some fun panels. Fans of Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog can geek out for a special screening with others in the main arena, Marvel Comics will teach you how to Marvel, and Chris Hardwick brings his Nerdist Empire to Anaheim. Check out the full Sunday schedule after the break.

11:00am – 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! Join editor Sana Amanat and panelists Kris Anka (X-Men), Kelly Sue DeConnick (Captain Marvel), Steve Lieber (Superior Foes of Spider-Man), Richard Isanove (Savage Wolverine), Marjorie Liu (Astonishing X-Men), James Robinson ( Fantastic Four), and Mark Waid (Daredevil) to find out how to get your foot in the door at Marvel! Room 207

11:30am – Comics Arts Conference Session #7: The Cognition of Comics What happens in people’s minds and brains when they read and create comics? Neil Cohn (University of California, San Diego) will present an overview of his new book, The Visual Language of Comics: An Introduction to the Structure and Cognition of Comics, which provides an extensive introduction to the cognitive science of comics comprehension. This discussion will cover the systematic components that make up unique and different panels, the grammar of sequential images and page layouts, cross-cultural differences in structure, and the newest neuroscience research on what the brain is doing while comprehending comics. Room 210BCD

11:30am – Golden Age of Tabletop Gaming With shows like TableTop and The Big Bang Theory celebrating board games plus an open global market, we’ve entered a golden age of tabletop gaming. Geek & Sundry producer Boyan Radakovich (TableTop, TableTop Day) leads a discussion into why going analog is the hottest new trend in gaming! Room 300DE

11:30am – Redefining All-Ages Comics KaBOOM! editor Shannon Watters moderates a lively discussion about the importance of all-ages comics in today’s market and teases what’s in store from the BOOM! Studios imprint in 2014. Panelists won’t just talking about “kids” comics, they’ll be talking about amazing comics that can be enjoyed by young, old, and everyone in between! Adding to the discussion are all-ages creators Mike Kunkel (Herobear and the Kid), Natasha Allegri (Adventure Time: Fionna & Cake, Bee and Puppycat), and Noelle Stevenson (Adventure Time)! Bring the whole family and discover comics to share! Room 203

11:30am – Spotlight on Kiera Cass Kiera Cass is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Selection series, which Publishers Weekly called “a cross between The Hunger Games (minus the bloodsport) and The Bachelor (minus the bloodsport),” and praised as being “deliciously entertaining.” The Selection is the first in the series, which includes The Elite, and The One, the highly anticipated third installment in America Singer’s story, which goes on-sale May 6th. Her editor, Erica Sussman, editorial director at HarperCollins Children’s Books, will interview Kiera about her series, her writing process, her inspiration, her thoughts on The Bachelor, One Direction, and much more! Room 213

11:30am – Spotlight on Rick Burchett In a career of over 30 years as both a penciler and inker Rick Burchett has helped chronicle the adventures of some of the most well know pop culture icons of the 20th century. He took part in The Death of Superman, The Batman sagas, Knightfall, Cataclysm, and No Man’s Land. He was a part of the experimental Action Comics Weekly and Impact line from DC Comics, and was on the ground floor of the creation of the Eisner Award-winning, critically acclaimed Adventures line of DC Comics animated tie-in titles. Join the Eisner Award-winning artist on a discussion of all this and much more. Room 208

11:30am – We’re Here, We’re Queer, Now What? New Direction in LGBTQ Comics More lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender characters are making their mark on all corners of the comics world than ever before. How do LGBTQ comics creators push the boundaries in a world where acceptance is more the norm? Prism Comics and creators Tommy Kovac (Skelebunnies, The Royal Historian of Oz), Ed Luce (Wuvable Oaf), Josh Trujillo (Love Machines, Anything That Loves), Shayna Why (Overshare Party) and others explore new directions and neglected subjects in LGBTQ-themed comics, how technology is changing the way people relate to each other, and new methods of publishing comics. Moderated by Roger Klorese (board member, Prism Comics). Room 210A

12:00pm – Cover Story: The Art of the Cover What’s a good cover on a comic book? How are the best ones created? Be there for this “shop talk” discussion with artists who’ve been responsible for some of the best: Paul Gulacy (Star Wars), Cliff Chiang (Wonder Woman), and Tony Daniel (Superman/Wonder Woman). Presiding will be moderator Mark Evanier and co-moderator Len Wein. Room 207

12:00pm – From Chuck Norris to Mr. T: Real-Life Toons and Back Again! Not only have a bevy of live-action stars like Chuck Norris, Mr. T, and the Globetrotters played huge roles in nearly forgotten cartoons, but many popular ‘toon heroes-such as The Spirit, Captain Marvel, and Steel-have made the journey from four-color panels to live-action film. Warner Archive Collection podcast hosts DW Ferranti and Matthew Patterson-and possibly a few surprise guests-celebrate these luminaries and more in their favorite, sometimes-forgotten adaptations in an undoubtedly hilarious panel. Room 300AB

12:00pm – The Nerdist Panel Chris Hardwick (Comedy Central’s @Midnight, AMC’s Talking Dead) is joined by some very-relevant-to-your-interests talent from across the growing Nerdist Empire. Chris and friends will engage in lively conversation about the big things to come for Nerdist in the near future. Surprises, big announcements, and, of course, quemments await! Arena

12:30pm – Cartoon Hangover: Bravest Warriors and Bee and PuppyCat Attend a panel discussion and Q&A session with the writers, cast, and crew of the Cartoon Hangover hit shows Bravest Warriors and Bee and PuppyCat, featuring a sneak peek of the season 2 finale of Bravest Warriors and exclusive insider info about Bee and PuppyCat. Meet the creator of Bee and PuppyCat, Natasha Allegri, Efrain Farias (art director), Allyn Rachel (voice of Bee), and the minds behind Bravest Warriors including James Burks (creative director), Alex Walsh (voice of Chris), Liliana Mumy (voice of Beth), John Omohundro (voice of Danny), Michael-Leon Wooley (voice of Impossibear) and featuring a special appearance by Sam Lavagnino (voice of Catbug). Moderated by Frederator / Cartoon Hangover VP of development Eric Homan. Room 213

12:30pm – Disney’s Master Teachers: Life Drawing for Animation Disney has a long tradition (dating back to the 1930s) of running life drawing classes for its animators. The idea is that understanding and mastering actual anatomy improves animated drawings and gestures. Disney’s current master teachers-Karl Gnass, Mark MacDonnell, and Bob Kato-will talk about their creative philosophies, their approach to life drawing and gesture, how classical drawing translates to animation, and what animation studios look for in artists. Best of all, they’ll alert you to the classes they run for civilians. Disney visual development artist Dan Cooper will weigh in on how these classes have improved his animation skills. Moderated by Fast Company’s Susan Karlin. Room 300DE

12:30pm – No Sleeping Bags Allowed: The Oni Press Feats of Creator Strength Non-overnight Jamboree Oni Press’s director of publicity John Schork and editor-in-chief James Lucas Jones sit down with Joshua Hale Fialkov (The Bunker) and Ted Naifeh (Courtney Crumrin, Princess Ugg) to jaw about their ongoing Oni Press projects, show off new work, have a spirited Q&A, and of course, give out some free comics to every attendee! Room 210A

12:30pm – Surviving Well Saving the world, etcetera is always important, but so is the quality of life for the survivors. WonderCon Anaheim special guest Marjorie Liu (Labyrinth of Stars), Cecil Castellucci (The Tin Star), Genese Davis (The Holder Room 208

12:30pm – The Secret Origin of Good Readers Learn how to incorporate comic books into your classroom. New York Times bestselling author Frank Beddor (The Looking Glass Wars, Hatter M), New York Times bestselling author Marjorie Liu (Astonishing X-Men, Dirk & Steele), Harvey Award nominee Anthony Del Col (Kill Shakespeare), and Mimi Cruz (Night Flight Comics) will provide insight and discuss how students can create their own comics in a classroom setting. Newly updated, The Secret Origin of Good Readers resource book is a free PDF download at http://www.night-flight.com/secretorigin/index.html courtesy of XMission.com. Room 203

1:00pm – GEEK Guide to Summer Movies A panel of geeksperts talk about the upcoming summer movie season and their hopes, dreams, and fears, along with sharing insider insights and clips from the most eagerly anticipated cinema of the season, including The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Godzilla, X-Men, Days of Future Past, Maleficent, 22 Jump Street, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, andGuardians of the Galaxy, as well as preview the summer movies of 2024. Join Access Hollywood’s Scott Mantz and GEEK magazine editor David E. Williams, along with Jeff Bond (GEEK magazine, executive editor), Ashley E. Miller (Thor, X-Men: First Class), Nikki Griffin (GEEK magazine, editor-at-large), Robert Meyer Burnett (TNG Blu-rays, The Hills Run Red), and moderator Mark A. Altman (Free Enterprise, The Specials). Room 300AB

1:00pm – The Long Game: Comics and the Big Picture Comics have given us some of the most iconic characters in history, which have been exciting people for generations. When working on these characters, not only must the current story arcs be thrilling, the creators must look to the future while simultaneously honoring the past. What challenges does that present for the creators involved? Moderator Mark Waid (Daredevil) discusses this dichotomy with creators Kelly Sue DeConnick (Captain Marvel), Francis Manapul (The Flash), James Robinson (The Fantastic Four), Tony Daniel (Detective Comics), and Robert Venditti (Green Lantern). Room 207

1:15pm – Encore Screening: Son of Batman Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, DC Entertainment, and Warner Bros. Animation present an encore screening 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. See the film on Sunday, then grab a copy when Son of Batman arrives May 6 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD. Arena

1:30pm – Comics Arts Conference Session #9: Batgirl Begins Again Barbara Gordon ranks among the world’s most famous superheroines, first as Batgirl (1967-1988) until rendered paraplegic in The Killing Joke, and then as Oracle, supreme computer hacker and Birds of Prey leader (1989-2011) until DC Comics’s New 52 relaunch made her ambulatory and Batgirl once again. Renowned Birds of Prey/Batgirl writer and WonderCon Anaheim special guest Gail Simone discusses this character’s real-world popularity and fictional trauma recovery with psychologists Dr. Andrea Letamendi (Under the Mask Online), the model for Barbara Gordon’s therapist, and Dr. Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight). Room 210BCD

1:30pm – Dark Horse: Whedonversity Dark Horse’s continuation of Joss Whedon’s cult favorites ( Serenity, Buffy, Angel & Faith) remain some of the most talked-about comics in today’s market. Dark Horse and WonderCon Anaheim are giving you an exclusive chance to hear all there is to tell about the upcoming arcs of both Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Serenity from the creative teams themselves! Join Dark Horse, along with Buffy Season 10 writer Christos Gage, Serenity writer Zack Whedon, artist Georges Jeanty, and maybe a few surprise guests for what is guaranteed to be one panel you don’t wanna miss! Room 213

1:30pm – 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, scriptwriters, 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 teenage 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 and Richard Hatch (Captain Apollo/Tom Zarek of Battlestar Galactica, author of the bestselling Battlestar Galactica Book Series) will teach you how to create a film or TV treatment from your novel and how to pitch it. Room 210A

1:30pm – Spotlight on Katie Cook WonderCon Anaheim special guest Katie Cook is here! Katie is currently the main writer of IDW’s hit comic My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, is the creator of the webcomic Gronk, AND has done art for Marvel, Fraggle Rock, Star Wars, and so much more! She will be talking about writing comics, drawing comics, creating all-ages comics with edge, and cat jokes. Katie will have her pens in hand and a projector so she can take quick-fire drawing suggestions while she talks, so join Katie and moderator/fellow comic maker Thom Zahler for an hour of Q&A, drawing, and learning way too much about Katie! Room 208

1:30pm – Writing for Animation Mark Evanier has written hundreds of hours of cartoons for television, including Scooby Doo, Richie Rich, Dungeons & Dragons, Superman: The Animated Series, and many more. He is currently head writer and supervising producer of The Garfield Show, and now he’s offering a reprise/sequel to this topic he spoke on last year and knows better than anyone! Room 300DE

2:00pm – Cosplay 101 Explore the ins and outs of cosplay with the fabricators and cosplayers leading the way. Chloe Dykstra (SyFy’s Heroes of Cosplay) and Johnny Wickham (JustCos, Cosplay Confidential) find out how some of the best cosplayers around the world create their looks, exploring fabrication, design, and character. Are you a cosplayer? We want to see it! Come show off your work! Room 207

2:00pm – DC Entertainment 101: Essentials DC Comics’ backlist is full of the most exciting stories ever told! New fans and veteran fans alike are welcome for an in-depth tutorial on the essential stories and products that make up DC Entertainment’s rich history. Room 300AB

2:00pm – Spotlight on Cully Hamner Writer/producer Elliot Blake gets artist and WonderCon Anaheim special guest Cully Hamner (RED) to spill the beans on his early days at Gaijin Studios, his views on comics and storytelling, seeing his work adapted as two feature films, and himself as a work-in-progress. Room 203

2:30pm – Beyond Clichés: Creating Awesome Female Characters for Comics, Film, and Video Games Explore the past, present, and future of female character creation for comics and video games. Panelists examine the traps of common tropes, clichés, and stereotypes while discussing how content creators can create wonderful, relatable, and realistic female characters. Moderator Adira Edmund (JustStart’s Windy Hollows, MA English Literature) is joined by Neo Edmund (Red Riding, The Alpha Huntress, Kaijudo Rise of the Duel Masters), Charlotte Fullerton (Ben 10 Omniverse, My Little Pony), Clare Kramer (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Geek Nation), and Marv Wolfman (Teen Titans, creator of dozens of comic characters). Room 210A

2:30pm – CBLDF: You Can’t Draw That! Live Art Jam Top creators Terry Moore and others will create live art before your eyes. The only rule is that it would have been forbidden by the Comics Code! Join the CBLDF and these great creators as they talk censorship and make once-in-a-lifetime art! Get a chance to watch live art made before your eyes, learn about censorship, and bid to win the pieces made here to benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. Room 208

2:30pm – Comics Arts Conference Session #10: Comics and War Captain America isn’t just a symbol of the United States; he’s a symbol of the United States’s relationship with war and the military. Nicole Rehnberg analyzes issues of Captain America comics that reference the Vietnam War to discuss how the actions and words of Captain America show America’s changing relationship toward the Vietnam War from wartime to present-day. Kathleen McClancy (Texas State University) argues that the conflict between Iron Man and Captain America in Marvel Civil War replicates the battle over nostalgic framing narratives for the War on Terror. Room 210BCD

2:30pm – IDW Publishing: Kids Comics! Ponies, Turtles, & More! Editor Sarah Gaydos and a host of amazing creators discuss the growing slate of all-ages titles at IDW-including My Little Pony, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles New Animated Adventures, Samurai Jack, Powerpuff Girls, Ben 10, Ghostbusters, Popeye, KISS Kids, and more! Plus, free comics! Room 213

2:30pm – The Future of Battlestar Galactica Golden Globe nominated actor, teacher, author, and director Richard Hatch (Tom Zarek, Capt. Apollo) hosts a discussion and Q&A about the future of Battlestar Galactica that includes Dr. Kevin Grazier (science consultant, Battlestar Galactica, Eureka, Defiance), surprise guests, and the premiere of the new Battlestar Galactica documentary sizzle reel. Room 300DE

3:00pm – Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog WonderCon Anaheim’s going out on a high note! FandomCharities.org and Whedonopolis.com, the folks who bring you the Buffy musical Once More with Feeling to close out San Diego Comic-Con, present a screening of Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog! This will be an event to remember, so 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. Audience participation: it isn’t just for Rocky Horror and mob riots anymore. Arena

3:00pm – GoBots, Warner Archive Collection and Beyond! There are morphing robots and then there are the GoBots! Warner Archive Collection puts a spotlight on the ultimate transforming robots with a release of the entire series on DVD, and a panel that features the voice of Leader1 himself, Lou Richards, story editor/writer Alan Burnett, and all-knowing WAC podcast hosts Matthew Patterson and D. W. Ferranti. Come for the GoBots, stay for all kinds of fun WAC information, including a hearty shout-out to Jonny Quest on his 50th Anniversary. Room 300AB

3:00pm – Spotlight on Jim Pascoe From his early work on Dark Horse’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer to his globally syndicated fantasy serial Undertown, from his noir crime fiction to his award-winning design work, WonderCon Anaheim special guest Jim Pascoe has had a wildly diverse career. Hear about lessons he learned from Joss Whedon and Mike Mignola, learn about his long-running collaborations with Paul Pope, and be the first to hear the announcement of his new multibook series. Room 203

3:00pm – The Supreme Geekspert’s Court I: Ultimate Sci-Fi Movie Smackdown I From the creators of the legendary Starship Smackdown, as featured on NPR’s All Things Considered, comes the exclusive WonderCon Anaheim Smackdown spin-off, Supreme Geekspert’s Court: Sci-Fi Movie Smackdown. Help the judges rule as they definitively deliver a verdict on the greatest sci-fi movie of all-time. Battling it out for the smackdown crown will be such classics as Forbidden Planet, The Wrath of Khan, 2001, Planet of the Apes, The Matrix, Serenity, and Zombies of the Stratosphere (um, maybe not), among others. The votes will be tallied; verdicts will be delivered. Presiding over the Geekspert’s Court are the Honorable Ashley E. Miller (Colin Fisher, Thor, X-Men: First Class), Steve Melching (The Clone Wars, Batman: The Brave & the Bold), Robert Meyer Burnett (Free Enterprise, TNG Blu-rays),Daren Dochterman (Star Trek: Phase II, Star Trek: TMP-Director’s Cut), Kay Reindl (Twisted, The Twilight Zone), Chris Gossett (The Red Star), Jeff Bond (GEEK, executive editor) and Chief Justice Mark A. Altman (Free Enterprise, Femme Fatales). Justice will be served. Room 207

3:30pm – Art Masters: Drawing DC DC Entertainment is proud to have some of the most immensely talented artists working in comics today. Join panelists for a unique look into their visual approach in shaping some of your favorite books! Room 210BCD

3:30pm – Full-Time Creative Work on a Part-Time Schedule Having a goal, a good idea, discipline, and skills is only the start of what you need for your project to succeed. Knowing the basics of group dynamics, forming 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, movies, Webcomics, design or animation, costuming or cosplay), “breaking in” has never been a more apt term than in today’s media. It is a full-time job, and you only have part-time hours to accomplish it. Topics covered pertain to any group with a goal, from hobbyist to professional purposes as well as any interest of geek or creative culture. Topics cover a myriad of organizational subjects: different kinds of leadership that match your groups needs, the importance of starting everyone on the same page and how to keep everyone there, how to build your team, a variety of angles on deadlines and work environments. The panelists represent a broad cross section of levels of authority, departments, work pipelines, and sizes of organizations and come from a variety of media, including illustration, writing, design, animation, podcasting, and live-action film production. Topher Davila (art director, GeekdomWear), Sean Glumace (digital arts instructor at Golden West College), Aleister Gilgrim (creative director, ICS Mobile), Brendan Creecy (Radio BrendoMan podcast), Victoria Irwin (managing editor, TheGeekGirlProject.com), Cat Smith (voice actress, CatSmith.net), Ron Coleman (molecular geneticist and writer), Keith Wolzinger (Klezmer Podcast) and Mario Martinez (co-creator, TomatoTV), provide unique content that is a mix of speaking, questions, and some short interactive applications where the audience can directly apply the information covered. Room 213

3:30pm – Official Gaia Online Panel Chris Castagnetto (DJ Helsing) is proud to be hosting the Official Gaia Online panel. This is your chance to meet the Gaia staff, including Princess Angelishia. Get your burning questions answered, and take a sneak peek at some of the great stuff Gaia has planned for 2014. Expect plenty of fun and some great prizes. Room 300DE

3:30pm – WonderCon Anaheim Talk Back How did you enjoy WonderCon Anaheim? The WonderCon Anaheim management team wants to hear from you! Here’s your chance to share your opinions on the positives and negatives of our third year here in the heart of Orange County. Room 210A

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Source: Comic-Con International

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