10:00am –  11:00am 1 Beyond Marvel’s Black Widow with Margaret Stohl

Room 207
Margaret Stohl (Mighty Captain Marvel comic, Black Widow novels) and Mark Waid (Black Widow, Avengers, Jughead comics) talk all things Widow and writing. Join Margie and Mark for this one-on-one interview and Q&A session!
 10:00am –  11:00am 1 Comic Pitch Review

Room 206B
If you’re a writer or artist attending the Comic Creator Connection, this is your chance to practice giving your pitch before the networking event and get some free coaching from a pro. So what’s a pitch? A pitch is simply the way you present yourself or your project to others. It is usually a brief speech designed to persuade and interest your listener in what you’re doing or what you’ve made. Most creators have no trouble coming up with fantastic ideas for new comics, but they often struggle to talk clearly and concisely about those ideas to other people. Giving a good pitch is a vital skill you must have to bring your project to life. Fortunately, it’s also a skill you can learn and improve with practice-and Pitch Review is a great place to do that. Pitch reviews will be conducted by Douglas Neff, an experienced presentation coach and professional public speaker, who also hosts the Comic Creator Connection. This is not a panel. Instead, these are 3- to 5-minute individual coaching sessions for as many people as can be accommodated in the scheduled time. Everyone is welcome, but please note that showing up is not a guarantee that you’ll get a review session. Spaces are allotted on a first-come, first-served basis. Room 206B
 10:00am –  11:00am 1 Rainbow Magic: LGBTQ Disney Fandom

Room 211
UPDATED: Tue, Mar 21, 04:16PM
Disney is popular around the world. And Disney characters, films, comics, media, and theme parks are especially popular in the LGBTQ community. Young or old, LGBTQ folk identify with the stories, characters, the fantasy, and the imagination. Since you are next door to the “Happiest Place on Earth,” join Prism Comics and Disney fans as they explore why the queer community loves all things Disney. Panelists include Dusty Sage (founder and CEO of MiceChat.com), Justin Garrett (former Disney cast member), Renee Jeske (Disney Music Group), Worthie Momma Meacham (expert on Disney Parks and Disneyana), Eddie Shapiro (producer, Gay Days Anaheim), and David Woodman (animator, Little Mermaid, Beauty and The Beast, Aladdin). Moderated by Chris Riley (Geek Play Media).
 10:00am –  12:00pm 1 World Premiere of DC Super Hero Girls: Intergalactic Games

Room 300AB
Get in on all the pomp and circumstance of the world premiere of DC Super Hero Girls: Intergalactic Games, the second full-length feature film spotlighting this worldwide franchise sensation. The film finds the young superheroes—Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn, Bumblebee, and Katana—squaring off against Korugar Academy in the Intergalactic Games. However, trouble is in the air as Lena Luthor takes advantage of the gathering of the Supers to enact her villainous plan. It’s up to the DC Super Hero Girls to fight the forces of evil and protect their school. With Wonder Woman’s strength, Supergirl’s speed, Batgirl’s strategic knowledge, Poison Ivy’s ability to make things grow, Harley Quinn’s energy, Bumblebee’s ability to shrink, and Katana’s fearless personality … anything is possible. After the screening, stick around for an action-packed panel featuring the voices of Wonder Woman, Supergirl, and Katana—respectively Grey Griffin (Scooby-Doo! and KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery), Anais Fairweather (DC Super Hero Girls), Teala Dunn (Are We There Yet?, Enchanted), and Stephanie Sheh (Naruto: Shippuden)—alongside producer Jennifer Coyle (Bob’s Burgers), director Cecilia Aranovich (DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year), and screenwriter/author Shea Fontana (Doc McStuffins, The 7D). Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, the film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital HD (6/13/17) and DVD (6/27/17).
 10:30am –  11:30am 1 Art Masters: Drawing DC

Room 210
DC is proud to be home to some of the most talented artists working in comics today. Join in for a unique look into their visual approach in shaping some of your favorite books! Room 210
 10:30am –  11:30am 1 Exploding the Canon: Comics, Classrooms, and Modern Lit.

Room 213
Everyone loves the classics; that is why they are classics! However, there is nothing wrong with a little something new. This panel explores high-interest texts and mediums to engage readers deeply across standards, disciplines, nations, and worlds. The world is moving into the 21st century. Shouldn’t your reading list go with it? Keep your big two, but expand your horizons. The comics industry is expanding; this panel explains why your pull list should grow with it! Room 213
 10:30am –  11:30am 1 Spotlight on Kevin Eastman

Room 208
Meet Kevin Eastman, co-creator of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! The program will include a 20-minute presentation on past and present TMNT, from Mirage to IDW. Plus, get a close look at independent projects Fistful of Blood and Lost Angeles. Cowabunga!
 10:30am –  11:30am 1 Tolkien Fandom: A Fellowship 80 years in the Making

Room 300DE
TORn staffers Clifford Broadway (TORn Tuesday), Josh Rubinstein (TORn Book Club), Nicole Roberts (outreach coordinator), Kristi Fojtik (Tolkien Forever), and Cathy Udovch (TORn special event coordinator) begin to celebrate the 80th Anniversary of the publishing of The Hobbit. They’ll share activities planned throughout the year to celebrate at gatherings, conventions, moots, and online discussions. They will also talk about the new books-yes, it says new and is plural-and mention any other fun, new Tolkien-themed items that may get released in 2017. There will also be an update on this year’s Baggins Birthday Bash, including info on how you can party like a Hobbit. There may even be a little singalong (a different one) at the panel to put you in a Middle-earth frame of mine.
 10:30am –  11:30am 2 Gourmet Girl Graffiti

Room 205
 10:30am –  12:00pm 1 The Secret Origin of Good Readers

Room 209
Revealed with a live comic book creation. Bill Morrison (Bongo Comics co-founder and illustrator, The Simpsons, Futurama) and Mimi Cruz (Night Flight Comics, Salt Lake City) will demonstrate how you can write and draw your own comic book. Educators will be able to use this model in their own classrooms to jump start reading, writing, and illustration.
 10:55am –  11:55am 2 Super Gals

Room 205
 11:00am –  12:00pm 1 Crosstalk, Connie Willis

Room 207
Nebula and Hugo Award-winning author and Grand Master of Science Fiction Connie Willis answers questions about her new novel Crosstalk, her other works, her writing process, the Black Death, romantic comedies, time travel, near-death experiences, UFOs, World War II, movies, and anything else you might want to ask her.
 11:00am –  12:00pm 1 Gaia Online

Room 211
Chris Castagnetto (DJ Helsing) is proud to be hosting the Official Gaia Online Panel. This is your chance to meet the Gaia staff, get your burning questions answered, and take a sneak peek at some of the great stuff Gaia has planned for 2017. Expect plenty of fun and some great prizes.
 11:00am –  12:00pm 1 Make a Nerdy Living!

Avalon Room, Anaheim Hilton
“Follow your passion and you will never work a day in your life.” You hear many versions of that idea, but what does it really take to make a living following your passions? Is it about persistence, determination, talent, skill, or who you know? Dr. Travis Langley (Popular Culture Psychology series) asks a panel of experts how they brought together their passions and their professional pursuits to make a nerdy living: Jenna Busch (Legion of Leia, Wonder Woman Psychology), Kieran Dickson (MGM Studios), Bill Doran (Punished Props), Jeffrey Henderson (Planet Henderson), Alex Langley (Kill the Freshman, 100 Greatest Graphic Novels), Victoria Schmidt (Scruffy Rebel), and America Young (Halo 5, The Concessionaires Must Die!). Find out how doing the things you love can pay the bills.
 11:20am –  12:20pm 2 RE-KAN!

Room 205
 11:30am –  12:30am 1 Spotlight on Lissa Treiman

Room 208
From storyboarding to comics and back, Lissa Treiman has been a Disney storyboard artist for the last 10 years (Tangled, Wreck-It Ralph, Big Hero 6, Zootopia) and a comics fan her entire life. In 2015, she made her first foray into published comics (Giant Days), bringing her years of cinematic storytelling experience with her. Join her for a discussion about the similarities and differences between the two storytelling platforms, moderated by Brian Kesinger (Otto and Victoria, Groot), fellow Disney board artist who has also made the journey into the world of comics and illustration.
 11:30am –  12:30pm 1 IDW’s Hey, Kids! (of All Ages) Comics Panel

Room 213
IDW is the home for the best comics for fans of all ages, from My Little Pony to Skylanders to Disney and the Ninja Turtles. Not only will there be free comics for kids but also fun and insightful details on all of the many kids’ comics, courtesy of editors Sarah Gaydos and Bobby Curnow. And don’t forget, kids: come with questions for the panel on how to make your very own comics! Room 213
 11:30am –  12:30pm 1 Princess Leia: A Special Star Wars Fan Tribute

Room 300DE
This will be a very special West Coast tribute in honor of the extraordinary actress Carrie Fisher, best known for her role as Princess Leia Organa in the Star Wars universe. With her larger-than-life personality, both on- and off-screen, and incredible sense of humor, Carrie Fisher was destined to have a special place in the hearts of Star Wars fans of all ages. Costumes are encouraged, and all are welcome as panelists share personal stories of how she touched fans’ lives and will live in their hearts-always! Hosted by Star Wars fan clubs: Rebel Legion, Mandalorian Mercs, R2 Builders, and the 501st Legion.
 11:30am –  1:00pm 1 Comics Arts Conference #8: Aesthetics

Room 210
This panel considers the visual aspects of comics and the interactions of art and language. Kim Munson discusses the legacy of the groundbreaking 1967 exhibition Bande Dessinée et Figuration Narrative at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in the Louvre and its influential catalog, A History of the Comic Strip. Meghan Cartier (California State University, Fresno) compares the books of Pre-Columbian Central Mexico and the figure of Lady 6-Monkey, to modern comics to examine how symbols and iconography work in a cultural artistic consciousness. Wyatt E. Sarafin (Kenyon College) looks at Chris Ware’s Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth, outlining how the text’s diagrams, which reveal information otherwise excluded from the narrative, compensate for the text’s failed masculinity, in the process commenting on the current history of the art of comics. Room 210
 11:30am –  1:30pm 3 Los Angeles International Children’s Film Festival – Program 9

Room 303AB
Rosso PapaveroMartin Smatana
One starry night, a boy’s circus dreams come true. (A) (Slovakia)

Isa and the Frog PrinceYinxiang Huang
After Isa says her frog is a prince, she is challenged to prove it. (A) (USA)
The Mantis ParableJosh Staub
An insect trapped in a jar makes a decision in this lyrical story of loyalty. (A) (Australia)
CuerdasPedro Solis Garcia
Maria’s school routine is interrupted by a special child’s arrival. (A) (Spain)
Hot ChocolateKim Nguyen
The gift of hot chocolate. It’s a welcome gift. A little girl does a good deed with the help of a favorite beverage. (A) (USA)

 11:45am –  12:45pm 2 Puchim@s

Room 205
 11:50am –  12:50pm 2 Tonari no Seki-Kun: The Master of Killing Time

Room 205
 12:00pm –  1:00pm 1 CBLDF: She Changed Comics

Room 211
Meet the women who changed free expression in comics! From the turn of the 20th century to today, women have overcome censorship and more to make comics, inspiring today’s landscape of increasingly diverse and empowering comics storytelling. Hope Larson (Batgirl, Chiggers, Compass South), Cecil Castellucci (Shade, the Changing Girl; Odd Duck;The Plain Janes), CBLDF editorial director Betsy Gomez (She Changed Comics), and others discuss the women who changed the format.
 12:00pm –  1:00pm 1 Chuck Wendig Audience Q&A

Room 207
New York Times bestselling author Chuck Wendig, who has written everything from novels to comics to games, from Star Wars to YA to horror, will answer whatever questions you want to throw at him. He’ll answer fan questions, writing questions, Star Wars questions-anything and everything.
 12:00pm –  1:00pm 1 Cosplaying with Your Kids

Avalon Room, Anaheim Hilton
Kim Henderson McAndrew and Scout McAndrew (9 O’Clock Bedtime Cosplay), Shawn Richter (Gavin’s Dad) and Gavin Richter (Kid Coulson), and Deborah and Celia discuss cosplaying with your kid and offer tips on how to get started, sources for assembling a cosplay, and social media tips. Moderated by Anastasia Washington (Anastationtv, Legion of Leia).
 12:00pm –  1:00pm 1 DC Comics Drawing Daddy’s Little Monster with Chad Hardin

Room 209
Chad Hardin (artist, Harley Quinn, Zatanna, Warlord) demonstrates, step by step, how to draw DC Comics’ favorite bad girl. Get some tips and tricks for working in the comics industry as an artist, and get the scoop on some behind-the-scenes shenanigans of the creative team of Harley Quinn.
 12:00pm –  1:00pm 1 Teen Titans Go! All-New Episode and Q&A

Room 300AB
WonderCon Anaheim attendees, Go! to this panel and be ready for a fun afternoon with your favorite teen DC superheroes. Producers Michael Jelenic, Aaron Horvath, and Peter Michail will join voice actor Greg Cipes to screen an all-new episode and answer your questions about all things Titans. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Teen Titans Go! airs Fridays at 6/5c on Cartoon Network.
 12:00pm –  1:00pm 2 Inu Yasha: The Final Act

Room 205
 12:00pm –  2:00pm 1 Comic Creator Connection #2

Room 206B
Are you a writer with who can’t wait to get started on a new comic series, but you can’t draw? Are you an artist who loves to draw but lacks an idea? At WonderCon Anaheim 2017, you just might find each other! At the Comic Creator Connection, from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM in Room 206B, writers and artists can sit down and meet each other in a neutral environment, in 5-minute sessions!
 12:25pm –  1:25pm 2 RIN-NE

Room 205
 12:30pm –  1:30pm 1 ASC ‘Sketch-2-Screen’: Concept Design and Visual Effects

Room 300DE
Visionary concept artist Aaron Sims (Stranger Things, the Planet of the Apes trilogy) and the ASC artist team reveal the secrets behind their creature and world-building concept designs, previsualizations, and visual effects for some of the most iconic film and television franchises of a generation. Through a series of 3D models, animatics, and breakdowns, they’ll demonstrate how your favorite superheroes, villains, and monsters are brought to life (Demogorgon, ID:R, TMNT, The Hulk, and many more) from script to screen.
 12:30pm –  1:30pm 1 Lucifer Special Video Presentation and Q&A

Arena
If you thought all hell broke loose when Lucifer arrived in the City of Angels, just imagine how things will heat up in his absence. Indulge your deepest desires and be among the first to see what’s in store for Chloe Decker and the Devil himself after his mysterious departure in the midseason finale. Get a sizzling sneak peek at the second half of season 2, followed by a Q&A with series stars Tom Ellis, Lauren German, DB Woodside, and executive producers Joe Henderson (White Collar) and Ildy Modrovich (CSI: Miami). From Jerry Bruckheimer Television in association with Warner Bros. Television and based on characters created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, and Mike Dringenberg for Vertigo from DC Entertainment, Lucifer returns with all-new episodes in May airing Mondays at 9/8c on FOX.
 12:30pm –  1:30pm 1 The OC Automata and Animatronics Legacy

Room 213
Bill Butler (creative director at Garner Holt Productions, Inc.) moderates a panel featuring Garner Holt (founder and president of Garner Holt Productions, Inc.), Disney Legend Bob Gurr, and Thomas Kuntz (modern automaton builder at Atomic Design Studio) as they discuss the history of mechanized magic in Orange County, from Japanese Deer Park to Knott’s Berry Farm and Disneyland. Room 213
 12:30pm –  1:30pm 1 The Writer’s Journey: Breaking in and Managing a Career in Hollywood

Room 208
This panel addresses what new writers need to do once they have material ready to go out to the masses. The shifting 21st century digital frontier means the age-old methods of building a career have been rendered irrelevant. This group of Hollywood screenwriters and graphic novel creators share insider information, publishing secrets, and the professional realities on how to develop your ideas into a viable property and market yourself accordingly. Moderated by 2015 Disney/ABC Writing Program winner and 2014 Eisner Award nominee Brandon Easton (Marvel’s Agent Carter, IDW’sM.A.S.K.), the panel includes TV producer Geoffrey Thorne (The Librarians, Marvel Comics’sMosaic), writer Ubah Mohamed (Gang Related, ABC’s The Whispers), actress/writer Erika Alexander (Concrete Park, Queen Sugar), and artist/writer Tony Puryear (the Schwarzenegger film Eraser,Concrete Park).
 12:50pm –  1:50pm 2 Pani Poni Dash

Room 205
  1:00pm –  2:00pm 1 Capable Kids

Room 209
Age is no barrier to the intrepid adventurers in works by participants Judd Winick (Hilo), Tania del Rio (Warren the 13th and the Whispering Woods), Jonathan Stokes (Addison Cooke and the Treasure of the Incas), and Dave Roman (Teen Boat! The Race for Boatlantis). Moderated by Judy Neeb (Children’s Librarian, County of Los Angeles Public Library).
  1:00pm –  2:00pm 1 Causeplay: Fans Helping Their Communities

Avalon Room, Anaheim Hilton
Mark Chu-Lin (Avengers Initiative club president), Shawn Richter (regional service manager), Maid of Might (cosplayer), Natalie Chicas (Shriners Hospitals for Children Los Angeles volunteer coordinator), and Amanda Sanchez (child life specialist for UC Irvine Health) discuss how costumers give back to their communities through their hobby. Hear what they have done, find out how to become involved with such group efforts, and learn how to get involved in events like fundraisers and pediatric visits. By employing skills they already have and sharing them, volunteers can help brighten others’ day.
  1:00pm –  2:00pm 1 Comics Arts Conference #9: United We Stand, Divided We Fall: The Psychology of Teamwork Dynamics in Comic Books and Cinema

Room 210
The comics universe is made up of powerful characters who are driven to accomplish a goal: to protect or conquer. When these individuals can’t achieve the goal themselves, they often band together and form teams such as the X-Men, the Justice League, and the Legion of Doom. Joe Serrano (Adler University), Edgar Ramos (Concordia University), John Leffel, and Rebecca Lee (Adler University) explore teamwork dynamics within comic books and cinema. The panel will address the psychology behind what makes or breaks a team, the pivotal roles that specific characters play in the group dynamic, and the depiction of teamwork in comic films. Room 210
  1:00pm –  2:00pm 1 Cover Story

Room 207
Some say the most important part of any comic book is the cover. If that’s so, we need to talk more about cover designs-and talk we will with these acclaimed cover creators: Michael Cho (Civil War II, DC reprint series), Sanford Greene (Power Man and Iron Fist, Runaways), Phil Jimenez (Wonder Woman, The Invisibles), Bob Layton (Iron Man, Turok: Dinosaur Hunter), and Lissa Treiman (Slam!, Lumberjanes). Your moderator as usual is Mark Evanier.
  1:00pm –  2:00pm 1 Justice League Action All-New Episode and Q&A

Room 300AB
Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman lead the DC Comics Super Heroes against their most infamous foes in adventures packed with relentless thrills, fun, and action. No need to wait for the good stuff to startâ
  1:00pm –  2:00pm 1 Spotlight on Chris Roberson

Room 211
Chris Roberson (Hellboy and the B.P.R.D., Serenity: No Power in the ‘Verse), co-creator of the Eisner-nominated comic that inspired the hit CW television series iZombie, is joined by Rob Salkowitz (Forbes) for a one-on-one interview and Q&A session.
  1:15pm –  2:15pm 2 Toradora!

Room 205
  1:30pm –  2:30pm 1 Brick and Mortar: Successful Tournaments at a Comic Shop

Room 213
Gaming tournaments have become a prime source of income for comic book shops. Whether it’s board games, trading card games, or miniatures, these tournaments are a way to draw in new customers and maintain your regulars. Dr. Billy San Juan (Star Wars Psychology), Tim Shields (Cascade Games), Cary Kazmaier (Artifex), Doreen Kamada-Fujii (Pokemon TCG), and Angela Chandler (Magic: The Gathering judge) discuss the best ways to increase tournament visibility, player attendance, and customer satisfaction. Room 213
  1:30pm –  2:30pm 1 Collider Movie Trivia Schmoedown

Room 300DE
Ever wonder what movie trivia would be like with the theatrics of the WWE and the competitiveness of the UFC? Collider Video’s popular game show “The Movie Trivia Schmoedown” comes to Wondercon Anaheim! Popular characters like The Outlaw John Rocha, Mark “Baby Carrots” Ellis, and “Little Evil” JTE among others will be on hand to discuss what makes the Schmoedown the Schmoedown. Kristian Harloff and John Campea will break down how the league came to be, what has happened in season 4 thus far, and what is to come for the rest of the year. There will be smack talk, there will be trivia, there will be a Schmoedown!
  1:30pm –  2:30pm 1 Valiant: 25 Years of X-O Manowar

Room 208
This March, Valiant celebrates 25 years of its most enduring comic book icon as bestselling writer Matt Kindt and a rotating cast of powerhouse interior artists launch a stunning new beginning in the all-new X-O Manowar #1. A blockbuster roundtable of Valiant’s greatest talents present an in-depth discussion of X-O Manowar’s landmark place in comics history, along with a special look forward at the new series of 2017.
  1:40pm –  2:40pm 2 Hayate the Combat Butler

Room 205
  1:45pm –  2:45pm 1 Gotham Special Video Presentation and Q&A

Arena
As Gotham City descends into anarchy, join the hit show as it returns to WonderCon Anaheim to give fans the scoop on all the shocking moments in store for the remainder of Season 3. With Penguin out of the picture, and a power grab taking place, who will become the new leader of the Gotham underworld? How will Nygma’s embrace of his Riddler persona alter the balance of power, and will any of it matter when the Court of Owls reveals its plans for the city? All will be judged! Join us for a special video presentation followed by a Q&A with series stars and executive producers. From Warner Bros. Television, Gotham returns Monday, April 24, with all-new episodes on Mondays at 8/7c on FOX.
  1:45pm –  3:30pm 3 Los Angeles International Children’s Film Festival – Program 10

Room 303AB
Gallery Girl Andrew Marshal
A girl trapped in museum paintings finds herself enjoying the living wonder of art. (A) (USA)
Our Wonderful Nature-The Common Chameleon • Lumatic Animation
The chameleon is hungry so he does what he does, going after prey. Some prey is too large, though, and causes the chameleon some trouble. Oh, you won’t believe the trouble. (A) (Germany)
Sketchasaurus • Jiedi Chen
A boy’s sketch of a prehistoric creature helps him create an imaginary T-Rex friend. (A) (USA)
Treetop Family: Sparrows Learn to Fly Brett Jubinville, Troy McDonald
Baby sparrows must learn to fly. It’s not easy to fly, you know. Just watch. (A) (USA)
Soup Meghann Artes
You’ve never seen an alphabet quite like this one. A dizzying and fun journey through 26 letters. (A) (USA)
  2:00pm –  3:00pm 1 Drawing Action

Room 211
WonderCon Anaheim special guests Hope Larson (Batgirl), Andy Park (Tomb Raider), and Marguerite Sauvage (DC Bombshells) illustrate how to get in on the action as they explain how they give their characters dynamic movements on the page. Moderator Jessica Tseang (comic book historian) leads this talented group of creators as they share their insider knowledge and draw characters that leap off the page and into our imagination.
  2:00pm –  3:00pm 1 Halo Costuming and Props with Anvil Station

Avalon Room, Anaheim Hilton
Anvil Station is a costuming group that specializes in creating props and costumes from the Halo universe, and they want to share their knowledge with you. A brief overview of the common techniques and methods used to create props and armor will be followed by a Q&A from the audience. Panelists will cover topics including basic construction with foam and fiberglass (James Hall), 3D printing (Alec Richter of Fabled Phoenix Props), casting and molding, painting (Cary Gunnar Lee and John Paul Pollio of Starside Armory), lasercutting (Benedict Choy, Spacemeat The Cosplay), and more. Moderated by Matthew Hendricks (AsthMattic).
  2:00pm –  3:00pm 1 How to Create Your Own Novel: From the First Idea to Publishing and What You Need to Sell Your Work to TV and Film

Room 209
The Winner Twins, Brittany and Brianna, multiple award-winning and national bestselling science fiction authors, known for their popular Strand series, will explain how to create your own novel step by step, from building your universe to overcoming writer’s block to the different paths to publishing. The twins have taught their unique award-winning creative writing method to hundreds of thousands of convention attendees, teachers, and students across the country. They will be joined by Steven L. Sears (writer and executive producer, Xena: Warrior Princess) and Andrew Mayne (bestselling author, star of A&E’s Don’t Trust Andrew Mayne), to share their war stories, answer your questions, and teach you how to craft your story idea into a marketable novel, television series, or film franchise. This panel will be in loving memory of Richard Hatch, a friend, teacher, and inspiration to all.
  2:00pm –  3:00pm 1 Illustrators of the Art Directors Guild Portfolio Review

Room 206B
Veteran Art Directors Guild storyboard artist Tim Burgard (The Revenant , Jurassic World, Independence Day: Resurgence) will review portfolios.
  2:00pm –  3:00pm 1 Spotlight on Chip Zdarsky

Room 207
This was originally going to be moderated by my dear chum Matt Fraction but he sadly had to cancel so instead it’s being moderated by … let’s see … Mark Waid? Is that right? Oh for f—
  2:00pm –  3:00pm 1 Warner Archive Collection – KidsWB Flashback

Room 300AB
Celebrate the phenomenon of Kids’ WB with some of the creators and voice actors from Static Shock, The Zeta Project, Xiaolin Showdown, Histeria!, and many more in a fun look back at the beloved cartoon block. Join The Zeta Project creator/producer Bob Goodman (Elementary, Warehouse 13) and a bevy of special guests alongside Warner Archive podcasters Matthew Patterson and DW Ferranti and moderator Gary Miereanu for a fun-filled hour of cartoon clips for all-and cool prizes for lucky audience members.
  2:00pm –  3:00pm 4 Illustrators of the Art Directors Guild Portfolio Review

Room 206B
Illustrators of the Art Directors Guild Portfolio Review- Veteran Art Directors Guild storyboard artist Tim Burgard (The Revenant , Jurassic World, Independence Day: Resurgence) will review portfolios.
  2:00pm –  3:30pm 1 Comics Arts Conference #10: Continuity

Room 210
Perhaps more than texts in any other medium, comics have created worlds structured around coherent, long-term histories, generally referred to as their “continuity.” These three presentations consider different aspects of how continuity works in serial graphic narratives. Tiffany Babb (Columbia University) considers how the rebranding of the trickster Kid Loki in Journey into Mystery: The Manchester Gods indicates that revolution cannot remain permanent in the circular narrative pattern of mainstream comics. Enrique Acosta (Spider Baby the Musical) discusses the balancing act of respecting continuity for both creators and for fans. Derek Heid (Temecula Valley High School) examines the transfer of superhero titles between characters and the idea of the hero avatar-the mantle that is passed from one individual to another, which defines the parameters of what we recognize as the superhero in question without tying that identity to a single flesh-and-blood person. Room 210
  2:05pm –  3:05pm 2 D-Frag

Room 205
  2:30pm –  3:30pm 1 Film Threat’s Mega-Movie War 2017

Room 300DE
Wonder Woman, Star Wars: Episode VIII-The Last Jedi, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Alien: Covenant, Justice League, and more will be debated at this gathering of a veritable “Justice League” of movie geeks. Join Anthony Ray Bench (Film Threat), Charles de Lauzirika (Blade Runner: The Final Cut), Cliff Stephenson (Hannibal), and Matt Keil (X-Play), among others for a raucous discussion moderated by Film Threat editor Chris Gore (Attack of the Show!). They’ll choose the winners and losers of 2017’s biggest movies. Plus, a special edition of DVDuesday on the 5th anniversary of Attack of the Show! going off the air. (Yes, it’s been five years.)
  2:30pm –  3:30pm 1 Independent Comics and Storytelling for All Media

Room 208
Understanding independent publishing and production (TV, streaming, film, print/digital comics, and other media) is crucial for present-day creators. Spearheaded by members of The Antidote Trust, this panel covers everything: conceiving IP, producing one’s product, branding, marketing, distributing creative commodities, and so on. Panelists are Russell Nohelty (writer, publisher, consultant), Hannibal Tabu (2012 Top Cow Talent Hunt winner, Project Wildfire: Enter Project Torrent, Menthu: The Anger of Angels, Project Wildfire: Street Justice), Andre Owens (director, publisher,Force Galaxia, The Stoned Age), and Melissa Jarvis (author, The Lineage series). Moderated by Robert Roach (storyboard artist, winner of the inaugural Glyph Award for indie comics, creator of Menthu and The Roach).
  2:30pm –  3:30pm 1 Writing and Illustrating Children’s Books

Room 213
Panelists Joe Cepeda (Pura Belpre honoree, author/illustrator of the I, Freddy series), Stacia Deutch (New York Times bestselling author of the Blast to the Past series), Marla Frazee (New York Times bestselling Caldecott honoree, author/illustrator of The Boss Baby), John Rocco (New York Times bestselling Caldecott honoree, author/illustrator of Blackout), Eliza Wheeler (New York Times bestselling author/illustrator of Miss Maple’s Seeds), and moderator Henry Herz (author, Little Red Cuttlefish) will share insights into the publishing industry, how to get started, and lessons learned on the journey to traditional publication, TV, and film.
  2:30pm –  3:30pm 2 Amagi Brilliant Park

Room 205
  2:55pm –  3:55pm 2 Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu

Room 205
  3:00pm –  4:00pm 1 Jack Kirby Tribute

Room 211
2017 marks an entire century since the birth of the man many call the most important creative talent ever in comics. This year more than ever, comic fans celebrate the legacy of Jack Kirby. On hand will be former Kirby assistant Steve Sherman, Scott Dunbier from IDW Publishing, Rand Hoppe from the Jack Kirby Museum & Research Center, and Paul S. Levine, attorney for the Rosalind Kirby Trust. Your moderator is another former Kirby assistant, Mark Evanier.
  3:00pm –  4:00pm 1 The Arkham Sessions: The Psychology of Animated Series

Room 207
Using Batman: The Animated Series to help educate audiences about real-world psychology and mental health, the hit podcast The Arkham Sessions has created a unique niche where science meets art. But Batman isn’t the only popular animated series that can help us learn more about ourselves and those around us. Join co-hosts Dr. Andrea Letamendi and Brian Ward as they dive into the importance of shows that are often mistakenly seen as “just for kids.” Special guests include writers Eric and Julia Lewald (X-Men: The Animated Series), Henry Gilroy (Star Wars Rebels), and David Wise (Batman: The Animated Series).
  3:00pm –  4:00pm 1 Where Do Ideas Come From?

Room 209
For artists and writers who get “stuck,” veteran writer/editor Barbara Randall Kesel (Shadowzone, My Little Pony) slings rapid-fire tips, tricks, and strategies for vanquishing those blocked brain cells and deadline demons! Part information, part motivation, all entertaining!
  3:00pm –  4:30pm 1 Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog: An Interactive Whedon Musical

Room 300AB
WonderCon Anaheim is going out on a high note! The powers that be behind Whedonopolis, WhedonCon, and Fandom Charities present an interactive screening of Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog! Come and revel in the musical genius of the Whedons! But remember, the best part of the show is up to you! Cheer for Dr. Horrible! Cheer for Penny! Cheer for Moist! Cheer for the Freeze Ray! Cheer, or whatever, for “Captain Hammer, Corporate Tool!” Just have fun and be sure to make Bad Horse gleeful. There will be audience participation; it isn’t just for Rocky Horror and mob riots anymore.
  3:15pm –  4:45pm 1 Encore screening of Teen Titans: The Judas Contract

Arena
Miss the Friday screening of the latest entry in the ongoing series of DC Universe Original Movies? Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, DC Entertainment, and Warner Bros. Animation invite you to attend a screening of Teen Titans: The Judas Contract. Inspired by the 1984 DC story arc from Marv Wolfman and George Pérez, Teen Titans: The Judas Contract finds the Teen Titans—Starfire, Beast Boy, Raven, Blue Beetle, Robin, and the just-returned Nightwing—working as a cohesive team in their never-ending battle against evil. But their newest teammate, the mysterious and powerful Terra, may be altering that dynamic. Meanwhile, an ancient evil, Brother Blood, has awakened, and familiar foe Deathstroke is lurking in the shadows—both waiting to pounce. Ultimately, the Teen Titans will need to battle their enemies and their own doubts to unite and overcome the malicious forces around them in this twisting tale of intrigue, adventure, and deception. Teen Titans: The Judas Contract will be distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital HD (4/4/17) and Blu-ray & DVD (4/18/17).
  3:20pm –  4:20pm 2 Log Horizon

Room 205
  3:30pm –  4:30pm 1 Comics are for Kids, Too!

Room 210
Comic books are for everyone and that includes the youngest readers just learning about the world of four color fantasy. Join the creators of the upcoming Not-So Secret Society graphic novel (Matt Daley, Trevor Crafts,Arlene Daley, and Ellen Crafts) for an interactive workshop where you and your school age children will get hands on and make your own comics and leave with some fun surprises, too!
  3:30pm –  4:30pm 1 Full-Time Creative Work on a Part-Time Schedule

Room 213
Panelists will cover basic-though imperative-approaches and concepts for what you need to know to accomplish any project in any medium with any goal. They include Topher Davila (art director, GeekdomWear), Sean Glumace (Adobe education leader), Ron Coleman, Ph.D. (molecular geneticist, comic book writer), Stephen Burns (Photoshop digital artist, author, lecturer), Chris Dickens (writer/creator of Vigilante Project and The Ronin), James Frye (manager editor, The Con Guy), and Mario Martinez (co-creator, TomatoTV).
  3:30pm –  4:30pm 1 The Science of Star Wars

Room 208
Ever wondered if lightsabers could ever be a reality? Curious about which Star Wars droid NASA would take into space? Expert panelists Emily Manor-Chapman (NASA engineer), Kieran Dickson (editor, COMET), Fon Davis (Star Wars production designer), Travis Langley (editor,Star Wars Psychology), Janina Scarlet (author,Superhero Therapy), and others, with moderator Jenna Busch (Legion of Leia) break down the science behind a galaxy far, far away and field all of your burning, geeky questions.
  3:30pm –  5:00pm 1 Starship Smackdown Extreme: Millenials Versus Grups

Room 300DE
This time it’s personal, as a generation of millennials are pitted against an aging “grup” of spaceshipologists. Who will duke it out for the highly coveted Anaheim Smackdown title this year? Can the StarshipEnterprise defeat an Imperial Star Destroyer? WillRogue One be assimilated by a Borg Cube? Will the Nostromo be taken over by Rathtars? And will the Jefferson Starship ever win anything? Join this panel of sage classic spaceshipologists (Ashley E. Miller, Steven Melching, Kay Reindl, Christian Gossett, Daren Dochterman, and Robert Meyer Burnett) as they slug it out with The Next Generation (Bobak Ferdowsi, Nikki Griffin, and surprise guests). Moderated by the Richard Dawson of the stars, Mark A. Altman (The 50 Year Mission). Finish your weekend with the geekiest and most beloved panel of all time in this or any other dimension, known or unknown. And ‘zis combat will be to the death.
  3:30pm –  5:00pm 3 Los Angeles International Children’s Film Festival – Program 11

Room 303AB
Best of Fest, Vol. 2 • Various
More of the best worldwide short films and animation from the last 11 years of the festivals, to close things out! (L/A) (Global)
  3:45pm –  4:45pm 2 Jubei-Chan: The Ninja Girl

Room 205
  4:00pm –  5:00pm 1 WonderCon Anaheim Talk Back

Room 211
Back in Anaheim for WonderCon 2017! How did we do? Bring your questions and experiences-good or bad! All are welcome!
  4:00pm –  5:00pm 1 Writer Versus Fandom: TV Writer’s Rooms and Fan Interaction

Room 209
The dialogue between TV writers and their fans is a vital tool for many television shows—but one that can prove fickle. From producers, to staff writers and assistants, Alex Freedman and Nick Watson (Paper Team) invite people who work on some of your favorite TV shows to share their thoughts on this unique relationship. Panelists include Ray Utarnachitt (DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Person of Interest), Sarah Hernandez (DC’s Legends of Tomorrow), Tennessee Martin (Lucifer, Training Day), Diya Mishra (The Tick, Powerless) and Taylor Brogan (The Shannara Chronicles, Into the Badlands).
  4:10pm –  5:10pm 2 Comet Lucifer

Room 205
  4:35pm –  5:00pm 2 Heavy Object

Room 205

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 10:00am –  11:00am 1 Beyond Marvel's Black Widow with Margaret Stohl Room 207 Margaret Stohl (Mighty Captain Marvel comic, Black Widow novels) and Mark Waid (Black Widow, Avengers, Jughead comics) talk all things Widow and writing. Join Margie and Mark for this one-on-one interview and Q&A session!  10:00am –  11:00am 1 Comic Pitch Review Room 206B If you're a writer...