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Friday, March 29
 

1:00pm

Comics Arts Conference Session #1: Making Comics in the Classroom: Multiple Literacy learning
The value of integrating comics in the classroom at all levels and in various subjects is now well-established and documented; a useful approach in comics-specific teaching is the making of comics themselves. Like film production, many of the facets of comics creation are intentionally invisible to the reader and challenging to get students to see-and even more challenging to get them to theorize. This panel of educators seeks to encourage teachers at all levels to enter this critical, theoretical space with their students by engaging the form itself, to help them better understand the language of the medium and to be stronger critical thinkers overall. Christina Angel (Metropolitan State University of Denver) and Hannah Means-Shannon (Comicon.com) will explore practical ways to make comics in the classroom. Susan Kirtley (Portland State University) moderates.

Friday March 29, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 210

1:00pm

Halo Costuming and Props with Anvil Station
Need something to wear for Outpost Discovery, but not sure where to start? Anvil Station has got you covered! This panel will cover how to get started with foam armor and props, casting and mold making, 3D printing, laser cutting, LED programming, and more! Come and ask your burning crafting questions to panelists Cary Gunnar Lee (Legacy Effects), Marissa Russo (Pinnacle Custom Cosplay), Chris Loomis (CrazedOne Cosplay), JP Pollio, and William Shimmin (iborg7of9). See and handle their demo props and costumes and get start on your Halo cosplay journey!

Friday March 29, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 213CD

1:00pm

IP in Board Games
Chris Castagnetto (DJ Helsing) and B&B Games Studio are proud to be hosting the IP in Board Games panel. Learn about intellectual property in board gaming and how IP can influence game design and testing. Bring your questions and participate in an open forum fireside chat.

Friday March 29, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 300B

1:00pm

Spiritual Themes in Comics
With the impact that religious beliefs have on culture and how they can shape a culture, the panelists will discuss the influence and future implications of spiritual themes in the arena of comics, animation, and other related material. The panelists will include Travis Hanson (Big Imagination), B. Dave Walters (Vampire the Masquerade), Scott Marcano (Diablo Publishing), Buzz Dixon (G.I. Joe), Scott A. Shuford (Frontgate Media), and moderator Kyle Keene.

Friday March 29, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 211

1:00pm

Warner Archive's Jonny Quest: Better in Blu
In anticipation of Warner Archive Collection's release of Jonny Quest: The Complete Series on Blu-ray this spring, come and hear from the wacky WAC podcast team of D.W. Ferranti and Matthew Patterson and some very special surprise panelists as they offer a glimpse of newly-remastered footage and discuss the endearing, landmark animated series. Moderator Gary Miereanu will come equipped with cool giveaways for select fans.

Friday March 29, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 207

1:00pm

Now Is the Perfect Time to Read Valiant!
2019 is shaping up to be a big year for Valiant Comics, and here's why it's the perfect time to jump on and start reading! Joshua Dysart will fill you in on what's in store for The Life and Death of Toyo Harada, exploring Valiant's biggest villain. Vita Ayala will give you insight on upcoming issues of their critically acclaimed series, Livewire, a superheroine attempting to redeem herself after shutting down the power to all of the United States. Plus, there will be sneak peeks of several new upcoming series, including The Forgotten Queen, the story of an immortal, godlike villainess with a thirst for violence; Incursion, where our world is threatened by an alien invasion that must be headed off by classic Valiant hero, the Eternal Warrior, and his young charge, the Geomancer; Punk Mambo, a hard-living voodoo priestess who will help you-if the price is right; and much more! Plus, every attendee at the panel will receive a special gift from Valiant!

UPDATED: Thu, Mar 21, 11:24AM

Friday March 29, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 209

1:30pm

Extra Weird Extracurriculars
The protagonists and antagonists of these authors' works have to learn a mad variety of skills, sometimes in a classroom or other formal structure, sometimes in a life-threatening moment-and sometimes both! WonderCon special guest Kendare Blake (Three Dark Crowns), plus Rachel Caine and Ann Aguirre (Honor Bound), Alexa Donne (Brightly Burning), and Henry Lien (Peasprout Chen series) will discuss the lessons they learned while instructing their characters in conversation with librarian Judy Price-Neeb (Chula Vista Public Library).

Friday March 29, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 213AB

1:30pm

Spotlight on Phil LaMarr
Stage, screen, and voice actor Phil LaMarr discusses projects old (Pulp Fiction, MAD TV, Futurama, Samurai Jack, Justice League, and more) and new (Goblins Animated, The Jellies, Craig of the Creek). Learn what goes on behind the scenes and ask the WonderCon special guest all of your burning questions about your favorite shows and characters!

Friday March 29, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 300D

1:30pm

Supernatural Steampunk
Take a walk on the dark side of steampunk as these panelists discuss the wealth of supernatural inspired novels, TV, and movies complete with vampires, werewolves, ghosts, demons, mummies, and more! Although many are based on actual Victorian spiritualism and superstition, you'll discover there is a lot more to these traditionally evil miscreants and villains than meets the eye. Come see Victorian taxidermists Carol and Willa Taylor, Madeleine Holly-Rosing (writer/creator of Boston Metaphysical Society), and moderator Anastasia Hunter (chair, Gaslight Steampunk Expo).

Friday March 29, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
North 200B

1:30pm

The Mark, Sergio, and Probably Tom Show
The folks who bring you Groo the Wanderer explain why they haven't brought you Groo the Wanderer lately, and they discuss what and where you will see the Mindless Mendicant again in your local comic shop. The award-winning team of WonderCon special guests Mark Evanier and Sergio Aragonés will speak and answer questions about their work, together and apart in comics, plus the hardest-working man in comics-Tom Luth, who colors Groo-will be along to reveal what it's like to spend every waking minute of the day coloring crowd scenes.

Friday March 29, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 208

2:00pm

Comixology Originals: What's Next
The biggest news in comics is comiXology's exclusive digital content program: comiXology Originals. Now you can join comiXology's head of content Chip Mosher, writer Jim Zub and artist Max Dunbar to get the scoop on an all-new, recently announced, comiXology Originals series, Stone Star (available now!) direct from the creators making it! They'll wow the crowd with stories on the process of bringing creator-owned comics to life and what it's like pushing the envelope with digital comics and beyond. Moderated by comiXology's Kiersten Wing.

Friday March 29, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 211

2:00pm

IDW Publishing: 20th Anniversary Celebration!
IDW turns 20 this year, but they're bringing the presents to you! Get the low-down on the run-up to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #100, find out what's next for Sonic the Hedgehog, and brace yourself for surprises and thrills! This panel is moderated by IDW editor-in-chief John Barber and features a bevy of exciting creators!

Friday March 29, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 209

2:00pm

Introducing Lion of Judah
Lion of Judah, Season One, one of the year's most exciting projects (in both the comics and the music industries), has its inaugural launch at WonderCon. Produced by global icon Bob Marley's family, his music library's license-holder, Primary Wave and the Creative Principals (M. Menelik Makhar, Dermot Hussey, O.D., and Robert Roach), it is a 7-issue, 50-pages per book endeavor. The narrative chronicles the African Diaspora's last 150 years-the Solomonic Dynasty, H.I.M. Haile Selassie I's reign, the African struggle for independence, the Cold War and its worldwide impact. Jumping across eras, principals, and locations, this intersectional story weaves together historical, musical, and political contributions of Kwame Nkrumah, Steve Biko, Bob Marley, The Wailers, and many others. The narrative's musical contributions range from reggae to ska to dub to dancehall. Creators involved in Lion of Judah's formation and those who participated in crafting this three-sided deal—Robert Roach (LLC partner/penciller), Larry Welch (inker), Hannibal Tabu (comic script adapter), Paul Husband (attorney), and M. Menelik Makhar (LLC partner/creator/screenplay writer)—will discuss the project's details.M.D. Marie (Top Cow writer) will moderate.

Friday March 29, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 300B

2:00pm

Kickstarting Your Comic
Rylend Grant (Action Lab's Aberrant and Banjax) presents a diverse panel of creators, all of whom have waged wildly successful Kickstarter campaigns to fund their comic book endeavors. Come learn exactly what it takes to raise the capital to make your comic dreams a reality!

Friday March 29, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 207

2:00pm

The 20th Annual Animation Show of Shows
Curator, producer Ron Diamond delivers once again an awesome selection of the newest, most inspired international award winning, animated short films including The Green Bird, the 2018 International Student Academy Award winner from France. It's "wonderfully original and weirdly hypnotic" wrote the New York Times of the jaw dropping stop motion Love Me, Fear Me by Veronica Solomon.

Friday March 29, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Arena

2:00pm

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, casting, and wig styling. A talented panel of professional makeup artists and wig stylist who have honed their craft in the makeup, film, television, and cosplay photography worlds will help you answer your questions about makeup to match your costuming and cosplay as well as what tips and tools of the trade to use. Panelists include Keaghlan Ashley (Face Off Season 7 and Face Off All Stars, key makeup artist for Severus Snape and the Marauders), Ashley Troub (Winning Looks SDCC Her Universe Fashion Show 2015 and 2016, Sideshow Collectibles' Queen of the Dead makeup 2017 and 2018), and Cara Zozula (E! Entertainment Oscars show, History Channel's Party Like... series). Having makeup that matches the effort put into your cosplay is important. Turn your great cosplay into an amazing one with awesome makeup! Moderated by Dawn Banks (plus size model and fashion blogger StygianSiryn, lead makeup artist/designer on Batgirl: Spoiled).

UPDATED: Thu, Mar 28, 11:52AM

Friday March 29, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 213CD

2:00pm

Comics Arts Conference Session #2: Heroes on the Margins
Brenda Bran (CSU Dominguez Hills) uses intersectional theory to examine the [re]oppression of indigenous figures like Scrapps in Tom King's The Omega Men. Terri Fleming-Dright (CSU Dominguez Hills) argues that Joëlle Jones' Lady Killer, a third-wave feminist text, creates agency through contradiction to allow women to better understand and develop their own distinct identities, diversity, and feminism. Salvatore (Tory) Russo (CSU Dominguez Hills) examines the "chosen child concept" in Kyle Higgins' Power Rangers, asking how such children sacrifice their innocence to save the world-and what happens when they are no longer heroes and have to integrate back into mundane society. Jennifer Henriquez (CSU Dominguez Hills) examines the extraordinary social and racial burdens placed on minority "chosen children" in Monstress and Ms. Marvel.

Friday March 29, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 210

2:30pm

A Conversation with Joëlle Jones
In the past two years, writer/artist Joëlle Jones has released a second volume of her creator-owned series Lady Killer and taken on new challenges in her exclusive deal with DC Comics-including drawing Batman for writer Tom King during the Bruce/Selina engagement storyline, immediately followed by her bold writer/artist take on Catwoman. She's also currently working with writer Tim Seeley on "Bog of Blood," a new Swamp Thing story that plays to Jones' serial-killer strengths. In this spotlight panel, WonderCon special guest Joëlle Jones talks with moderator Mike Russell (The Sabertooth Vampire) about what she's learned while building a new city and new foes for Catwoman-as well as what she has planned for Selina's future and her take on the storied Swamp Thing legacy. The conversation will touch on her writing and drawing processes, how to craft a kick-ass fight scene, the future of Lady Killer, her creative obsessions, and much more. The session will also feature in-depth breakdowns of what went into some of her most famous artwork-along with some exciting reveals from her upcoming projects.

Friday March 29, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 208

2:30pm

Disco Nights with Chase Masterson
Deep Space Nine star Chase Masterson hosts a live episode of her hit weekly podcast exploring the world of CBS All Access' Star Trek: Discovery with special panelists and unexpected surprises reflecting on the latest in the Discovery and Star Trek universe. Also get a chance to win a U.S.S. Discovery spaceship replica from Eaglemoss.

Friday March 29, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 300D

2:30pm

The Business of Esports and Location-Based Entertainment
The incredible evolution of gaming to arena sport and the expansion of augmented and virtual reality into fully immersive experiences has driven audience adoption to explosive growth. As those industries have expanded, so have the opportunities to work and invest in those industries. This experienced panel will discuss those opportunities and create a structure to best understand how these will continue to expand. Panel will include Will Schlich (Dreamscape Immersive), Patrick Dees (co-founder and chief gaming officer of Project FANChise), Nick Eisele (games producer and VR production lead, NBCUniversal Games), and Gregg Katano (partner/VP of strategy and growth, Hologate).

Friday March 29, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
North 200B

2:30pm

What is the Best Superpower?
Flight? Invisibility? Super strength? Everyone at one point in time has sat around their living room, debating which one is best. Now hear the opinion of the experts! Do these comic creators know the answer? Is there truly a right answer? Moderator Gabe Carrasco (Aspen Comics managing editor) gets to the truth with Vita Ayala (Supergirl), Amy Chu (Red Sonja), Tom King (Batman), Liam Sharp (Wonder Woman), and Scott Snyder (Batman).

Friday March 29, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 213AB

2:45pm

Legion M: How the Power of Fandom Is Changing Hollywood
Legion M believes that a community of united fans can revolutionize Hollywood, so, they've built their entertainment company from the ground up to be owned entirely by fans! You may have heard about their films Colossal (Anne Hathaway), Mandy (Nicolas Cage), and Kevin Smith's upcoming Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, their TV projects like Evermor and Malice, or their events like Stan Lee's tribute at the TCL Chinese Theatre and their Sundance Lounge. Legion M co-founders Jeff Annison and Paul Scanlan and some special panelists will discuss how data driven technology of Silicon Valley gives Legion M an edge in Hollywood by harnessing the power of their investors' insight into the entertainment they love, plus upcoming projects, and how you can own a piece of Hollywood!

Friday March 29, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
North 200A

3:00pm

CBLDF: Legacy of Censorship: The Comics Code at 65
Sixty-five years ago, 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.

Friday March 29, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 211

3:00pm

Engage Your Students in STEM with Graphic Novels
Combining the learning benefits of visualization with the power of storytelling, high-quality graphic novels make STEM subjects more accessible and engaging for all students, particularly students who may not see themselves as scientists or engineers. Panelists will discuss how the comics medium is perfectly suited to breaking down complex information, improving recall and transfer of learning, and making STEM engaging and fun. Featuring creators Mairghread Scott (Science Comics: Robots and Drones, City on the Other Side) and Yehudi Mercado (Sci-Fu, Fun Fun Fun World), educators Derek Heid (9th and 11th grade English Language Arts, TVUSD), Isabel Morales (11th-12th grade Social Studies teacher, LAUSD), and Betsy Gomez (educational content developer), and moderator Tracy Edmunds (Graphic Novels Are Elementary).

Friday March 29, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 207

3:00pm

Fantastic Set Decoration
There's much more to building a fantasy world for readers than just removing or replacing technology and adding mythical creatures. Authors Sam Sykes (Seven Blades in Black), Mary E. Pearson (Dance of Thieves), Tricia Levenseller (Warrior of the Wild), Kali Wallace (City of Islands), and Livia Blackburne (Rosemarked) discuss the joys and challenges of bringing new worlds into creation with Nadine Armstrong (occasional bookseller, always reader).

Friday March 29, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 300B

3:00pm

Jack Kirby's Fight Against Evil: When the Gods Were Real
Where did Kirby-Krackle come from? Thor? Galactus? Black Panther? Hulk? The Avengers? Perhaps in 1943 when a machine gun was staring at his face, and he was about to die, the only thing Jack Kurtzberg from the Bronx could do is Fire! Fire! Fire! until he and his men were once again safe and the humans in front of him were dead. Michael Royer and Barry Ira Geller will discuss the continuous stream of Jack Kirby's Gods who have been fighting evil to the death throughout Jack's career-as if Jack was still fighting WWII. How had all this led up to Jack Kirby working with Barry Ira Geller in 1979? They'll also talk about how the drawings they designed together for Geller's proposed film of Roger Zelazny's Lord of Light and the theme park Science Fiction Land became the basis for the real CIA Mission ARGO, which saved six Americans' lives!

Friday March 29, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 209

3:00pm

Building a Geek Brand that Changes the World
Do you dream of converting your nerd passion into a full-time career but feel overwhelmed with the next steps? Whether writing your first book, becoming a YouTube personality or creating an innovative product, the road to success can be filled with many obstacles and pitfalls. This panel of geek pros will help you get started, discover some shortcuts, and inspire you to make an impact in pop culture. Panelists include Tony B. Kim (Hero Within, Crazy4ComicCon.com), Trisha Hershberger (media host), Rachel Liftin (author), and Elvin Zuleta (creator of Nerdbot Media), and Ivy Doom Kitty (cosplayer).

UPDATED: Mon, Mar 18, 04:30PM

Friday March 29, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 213CD

3:15pm

Twentieth Century Fox: Dark Phoenix
This panel will feature a special footage presentation and Q&A with members of the cast and filmmakers.

Friday March 29, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Arena

3:30pm

Comics Arts Conference Session #3: MFA in Comics: The Path to Earning a Graduate Degree in Comics
This panel is a presentation of the MFA in Comics program at California College of the Arts, one of only two programs in the country that offers an accredited graduate degree in comics. As academic institutions are slowly creating entire departments and offering degrees devoted entirely to the study of comics and sequential art, this panel serves to highlight the inner workings and experiences of studying and producing comics at the graduate level from a variety of disciplines, including technical production, cultural studies, digital media, pedagogy, and professional practice. Current and former students Phillip Fleming (The Long Road to Revolution), Kellyn Borst (Dredkuld), Maia Kobabe (Gender Queer: A Memoir), Ashley R. Guillory (California College of the Arts), Shuchita Mishra (California College of the Arts), Dustin Garcia (California College of the Arts), and Eric Wong (Kentucky Killzone) will present on their individual thesis projects, and faculty Allen Passalaqua (Battlepug) and John Jennings (Kindred) will speak on the courses they teach in the program.

Friday March 29, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 210

3:30pm

DC Celebrates 80 Years of Batman Comics
Eighty years after his debut, Batman continues to be one of the most popular and iconic superheroes of all time. Meet some of the key players in the Dark Knight's world who create and bring you the best Batman comics stories ever. Buckle up for an incredible ride in the Batmobile and hear what these creators have to say about one of your all-time favorite DC superheroes!

Friday March 29, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
North 200B

3:30pm

Guide to Illustrating Comics with Tula Lotay
You love comics, but are you fan enough to #MakeComics? ComiXology discusses the triumphs, sorrows, tricks, and craft of illustrating comic books with one of comics' most multifaceted and talented artists working today: Tula Lotay (Mondo, All-Star Batman, Supreme: Blue Rose). What's the hardest thing to draw? What inspires her work? Who are the artists she admires most? All of this and more will be discussed in this intimate and far-reaching panel no budding artist can miss.

Friday March 29, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 208

3:30pm

Spotlight on Brian Stelfreeze
Artist and cover artist Brian Stelfreeze (Black Panther, Batman, X-Men, Spider-Man) talks about his career as a comics illustrator and shares what he's learned along the way. Welcome to this lively discussion and Q&A, combined with a live demo during the panel. Maybe even get some insight on his soon-to-be-announced series from Image and 12Gauge Comics!

Friday March 29, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 213AB

3:30pm

The Greatest Voices in Animation and Games
ASIFA-Hollywood hosts a lively discussion with some of the best voice actors in the animation and gaming industries! The panel will include anecdotes of breaking into the business, how they keep working through the changing landscape of entertainment and a few surprises! Scheduled panelists will include Daniel Ross (Starscream, Donald Duck), Bill Farmer (Goofy, Pluto), David Sobolov (Drax the Destroyer, Blitzwing), Debi Derryberry (Jimmy Neutron, Draculaura), Julie Nathanson (Samantha Maxis, Scarlett Turner), and E.G. Daily (Buttercup, Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew)). The panel will be moderated by ASIFA-Hollywood vice-president David Derks. Panelists subject to availability.

Friday March 29, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 300D

3:45pm

AMC's Into the Badlands
The executive producers and cast of Into the Badlands will discuss the final episodes of this epic martial arts series. This panel will feature showrunners Al Gough and Miles Millar and cast members including Daniel Wu, Ally Ioannides, Lewis Tan, and Sherman Augustus. Moderated by Jeff Yang.

Friday March 29, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm
North 200A

4:00pm

Dana and Her Unicorn
WonderCon special guest Dana Simpson, author of the syndicated comic strip and bestselling graphic novel series Phoebe and Her Unicorn, answers questions in a Q&A session in which she'll talk about her journey from early webcomics to syndication, as well as being the first out transgender creator in syndicated comics. Also, unicorns. She'll probably talk about unicorns a lot.

Friday March 29, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 209

4:00pm

Hollywood Dream Machines: Vehicles of Science Fiction and Fantasy
Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Comic-Con Museum's latest collaboration with the Petersen Automotive Museum. The exhibit, which will open on May 4th, 2019 at the Petersen, will showcase props, original art, design drawings, and a world class collection of vehicles to bring pop culture's visions of dystopian, utopian, and science fiction worlds to life. Hear how iconic movie cars were preserved and how the collection of vehicles showcased in the exhibit was assembled.

Friday March 29, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 207

4:00pm

LGBT and Minority Hosts: How to Break Through
Representation matters, as reflected from the countless positive reactions from those who see themselves depicted on screen. From Buzzfeed and Nerdist to Hyper RPG, hosts grow in number from LGBTQIA and minority backgrounds across various outlets. They bring fresh perspectives and open our minds to new point of views. Aspiring hosts can divulge in the wisdom of those who have worked smart and hard to carve out a career in hosting. Jessica Tseang (comic book historian, AMC's Secret History of Comics), Chris Lam (Buzzfeed personality, writer/host for GammaRay TV), Dani Fernandez (host for Nerdist, writer for Comedy Central), Markeia McCarty (host of DC Daily on DC Universe, Fangirling at Nerdist), Malik Forté (esports host, Crewham founder), and Arisce Wanzer (supermodel, host for LA Pride/Grindr's What the Flip) will give their success stories and tips to breaking into the industry. A Q&A will follow.

Friday March 29, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 213CD

4:00pm

Spine-Tingling Suspense: Music for Thrillers and Drama
Meet the creative minds behind some of television's fan-favorite series. Composers Will Bates (The Magicians, Nightflyers), Ronit Kirchman (The Sinner), and The Newton Brothers (The Haunting of Hill House) will discuss what goes into scoring for suspense and thrills and how music can build unease and tension in viewers. The panel will be moderated by BMI's senior director of creative film, TV, and visual media Anne Cecere and White Bear PR's Chandler Poling. Q&A with the audience to follow including exclusive giveaways.

Friday March 29, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 300B

4:00pm

Star Trek: Inside the Writer's Room
Step inside the IDW Publishing writer's room for the upcoming Star Trek: Year Five series! Join series writers Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly, Jody Houser, Brandon Easton, and Jim McCann as they discuss the process of collaborating on a new "season" of Star Trek and the challenges and responsibilities of working with such a legendary property.

Friday March 29, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 211

4:30pm

Bob Clampett's Beany and Cecil: A 70th Anniversary Celebration
On February 28, 1949, the great director of Warner Brothers cartoons, Bob Clampett, segued into television with the debut of Time for Beany, the first great kids show to also attract an adult audience. Originally a puppet show featuring the voices of the legendary Daws Butler and Stan Freberg, it won one of the first Emmy Awards and later became one of the most popular animated programs of all time. Bob's own kids, Ruth Clampett and Robert Clampett, Jr., present memories and rare video from this TV classic along with moderator Mark Evanier.

Friday March 29, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 213AB

4:30pm

Figure Drawing for Popular Media
Emilio Soltero, Ph.D., (John Buscema: A Life in Sketches; Gorillas in the Mixx) presents a primer on drawing a figure for popular media, including drawing for comics and character design. He'll be joined by Lauren Echevaria (artist) and Elisabeth Echevaria (panel model). The focus will be on anatomy and figure drawing. Emilio will lecture and demonstrate on figure drawing. Lauren will demo a figure. There will be time to draw as well. Join Emilio and Lauren for this active presentation. Professionals and beginners are welcome. Bring your drawing supplies to draw models/cosplayers (models/cosplayers welcome) during this interactive presentation. Come ready to take notes and to draw.

Friday March 29, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 210

4:30pm

Scott Shaw!'s Oddball Comics Live
Cartoonist Scott Shaw! (Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew!, Sonic The Hedgehog, Simpsons Comics) once again presents his uniquely hilarious slideshow of "the craziest comic books ever published!" Once you've seen this mind-roasting presentation, which has played to standing-room-only crowds in San Diego for the better part of four decades, you'll never forget such covers like those with someone getting slapped with a "fish-in-the-face," and those Silver Age issues of Batman and Detective Comics with "Robin-in-the-corner!" Scott's hilarious presentation is for everyone who's enjoyed reading a comic book, whether as an avid collector or as a young patient in a dentist's office-in fact, even for people who have never read a single comic book in their life. Scott Shaw!'s Oddball Comics! will be a thick, full-color book published in 2020 by TwoMorrows. See for yourself why Stan Lee called Scott's show "the wildest, wackiest exposé of some of the craziest comic books I've ever seen!"

Friday March 29, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 208

4:30pm

Spotlight on Jim Lee
DC Entertainment publisher and chief creative officer Jim Lee (Batman, Justice League, Superman Unchained, Detective Comics #1000) talks about his 30+ 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 first-hand and learn the tips of the trade that bring DC Entertainment's characters to life.

Friday March 29, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
North 200B

4:30pm

The 4:30 Movie: Disney Week
This week it's "Walt Disney Week" on The 4:30 Movie as this scruffy band of nerf herders (not to mention a respected group of TV and movie writers and producers) curate a fantasy theme week of Disney films. Now they bring their hit podcast to WonderCon as they curate a week of legendary (and not so legendary) Walt Disney films here in Anaheim. Wish upon a star with panelists Mark A. Altman (The Librarians, Agent X), Ashley E. Miller (Thor, X-Men: First Class), Steven Melching (Star Wars Rebels, X-Men: The Animated Series), and Daren Dochterman (concept artist, Westworld, Master & Commander). Also win a chance at getting some classic 4:30 Movie logo-wear during the panel.

Friday March 29, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 300D

4:30pm

Tolkien
Actor Nicholas Hoult, director Dome Karukoski, and additional cast including Anthony Boyle, Patrick Gibson, and Tom Glynne-Carney will present a sneak peek of Tolkien, the first film to take an in-depth look at the early life of J.R.R. Tolkien, author of the legendary novel The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings series. Like his books, it's a story about courage, adventure, love, and the deep unbreakable bond of lifelong friendship. Panel moderated by Cliff Broadway.

UPDATED: Fri, Mar 22, 01:56PM

Friday March 29, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Arena

4:45pm

Marvel's Cloak & Dagger
Marvel's Cloak & Dagger is back for an exciting second season with a must-see panel featuring series stars Olivia Holt, Aubrey Joseph, Emma Lahana, executive producer/showrunner Joe Pokaski, and moderated by executive producer and head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb. Be the first to see an extended sneak peek of Season 2 before the series premieres on Thursday, April 4 on Freeform. It's going to be mayhem!

Friday March 29, 2019 4:45pm - 6:00pm
North 200A

5:00pm

A Sneak Peek into Jakks Pacific's New Figures and Collectibles
JAKKS Pacific will preview all the new figures and collectibles they will be releasing in the coming months. Attendees will get an exclusive first look at exciting new items for Nintendo, Harry Potter, Sonic, and more. Following the preview will be a Q&A session with members of JAKKS' development team.

Friday March 29, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 211

5:00pm

Being an Author in the 21st Century (Self-Publishing and the Future of Writing with Michael C. Grumley)
Being a successful author is an entirely different proposition than it was just a few years ago. The introduction of the e-reader and the rise of self-publishing have turned the industry on its head-and new authors are benefitting. Learn how to harness your strengths and take charge of your career in a candid discussion of the self-published world with Amazon bestselling author and WonderCon special guest Michael C. Grumley and hear the story behind his one-million-books-sold Breakthrough series, moderated by Gina Smith from Scott Brick Productions.

Friday March 29, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 209

5:00pm

Comic Pitch Review Friday
If you're a writer or artist attending the Comic Creator Connection, this is your chance to practice giving your pitch before the event and get some invaluable help from a professional writer and speaker coach. A pitch is simply a way to present yourself or your project to others. It is usually a brief speech designed to persuade your listener into supporting what you're doing or what you've made. Most creators have no trouble coming up with great ideas for new comics, but they often struggle to speak clearly and concisely about those ideas to other people. Giving a good pitch is a vital skill in bringing your project to life. Pitch reviews will be conducted by Douglas Neff, a professional speechwriter, speaker coach, and host of the Comic Creator Connection. This is not a panel. Instead, these are three- to five-minute individual coaching sessions for as many people as can be accommodated in the scheduled time. Spaces are allotted on a first-come, first-served basis, and observers are welcome.

Friday March 29, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 204C

5:00pm

No Tow Trucks Beyond Mars
David Rosing (JPL Mars Sample Return system engineer), Shonte J. Tucker (JPL system group supervisor), Kobie Boykins (JPL mechatronics engineer), and Rhonda M. Morgan (JPL technologist, NASA HabEx concept) discuss how we go boldly where there's no one around to fix it. Hear stories from the trenches of the heartbreaks, close calls, and adventures of real-life solar system exploration. Q&A session following.

Friday March 29, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 207

5:00pm

Transformers: Cyberverse, Going Cyber
A behind-the-scenes look at writing Transformers: Cyberverse Season 1 from Cartoon Network and Hasbro Studios. The conversation will include the Cyberverse writing team: Gavin Hignight, Zac Atkinson, Mae Catt, Dan Salgarolo, story editor Randolph Heard, and Hasbro Studios' Mikiel Houser and will be moderated by Jack Conway (Comic-Con Film School 101). The team will discuss the creation of Season 1 and give you a peak at what's to come in Season 2!

Friday March 29, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 300B

5:00pm

Go for the Gold: How to Win a Cosplay Competition
Angi Viper (WonderCon 2018 Masquerade Best in Show), Lunar Lyn (WonderCon 2018 Masquerade Best Technical Costume Construction), and Bernie Bregman (cosplay contest host) discuss what it takes to win a cosplay competition, including researching the contest, picking your costume, planning your presentation, and what judges look for in a winner. Panel will culminate with an open call to audience members to strut their stuff for critique and Q&A.

UPDATED: Thu, Mar 28, 11:52AM

Friday March 29, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 213CD

5:30pm

30th Anniversary of Back to the Future Part II
Joe Walser (Time Machine Restoration Team), Michael Klastorin (Back to the Future II unit publicist), Chris Gore (Film Threat, G4), and Justin Scarred (Randomland) will hold a celebratory discussion of the greatest time travelin' sequel ever released! Moderated by Jeff Tucker (91 Reasons podcast).

Friday March 29, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 300D

5:30pm

Comic Book Law School: The ABC of Intellectual Property
It's among the buzziest of buzz words, a focal point for many international trade agreements, and a highly sought-after commodity in Hollywood-they're talking about IP (intellectual property), and the fact that IP is the focus of so much attention should make clear that understanding what it is exactly, and just how to get it, keep it, and monetize it is a vital part of any creator's tool chest. As technology continues to provide more and more channels for distributing content, it has never been easier to get creative works in front of audiences, or for those audience members to "borrow" (or outright steal) those very same works. But given a legal system that is struggling to keep up with the newest technological advances, and a legislature too preoccupied with other agenda items to keep the laws ahead of the curve, there are also more pitfalls than ever to navigate your way through on the road to success. So to avoid accidentally giving away your next big idea, or having it taken from you, consider that a little education will go a long way to helping you get and keep a firm grip on your IP. To that end, WonderCon welcomes back noted IP attorney Michael Lovitz, author of The Trademark and Copyright Book comic book, to discuss the do's and don'ts for protecting your intellectual capital. Attendees are invited to join an interactive discussion about basic rights provided under U.S. Copyright and Trademark laws, starting with the basics on the ownership and protection of ideas, a brief overview of copyright and trademark rights, including for works of authorship, characters, and names, as well as the registration process for each, and (time permitting) a brief discussion on why written agreements are good, and not all lawyers bring bad news. Along the way, there will be plenty to learn about the protections, and pitfalls, of the U.S. intellectual property systems. PleaseNote: 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 one (1) credit of California MCLE.].

Friday March 29, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 210

5:30pm

Our Favorite Villains
They may be killers, but readers often find themselves rooting for the villains anyway. What makes these hardened criminals worthy of adoration? Find out from the creators who bring them to life. Moderator Mark Waid (Daredevil) discusses villainous antics with WonderCon special guests Donny Cates (Venom), Gerry Duggan (Deadpool), Joëlle Jones (Lady Killer), and Tim Sale (Daredevil).

Friday March 29, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 213AB

5:30pm

This Is Your DC Universe
DC fans, this is your Universe! Get an in-depth look at the brand new and ground-breaking digital subscription service designed just for fans: DC Universe. Get the latest updates on original live-action and animated series Doom Patrol, Swamp Thing, and Young Justice: Outsiders, as well as a deep dive on the incredible lineup of legendary DC films, epic animated movies, comic books, exclusive merchandise and more.

Friday March 29, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm
North 200B

5:30pm

What's the Point?
Why can't a banana just be a banana? Why can't stories simply be about what happens to characters, instead of needing to express some deeper meaning? To help hash this out, come see moderator Lee Nordling (two-time Eisner Award nominee), industry legend Marv Wolfman (after Stan Lee, the creator of more characters produced for film and TV than any other comics creator), writer-editor Barbara Randall Kesel (Star Wars, Hellboy, Alien: Genocide), and writer Mark Evanier (Garfield & Friends, Groo the Wanderer).

Friday March 29, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 208

5:45pm

The Greatest Cartoons Ever!
Programmed and introduced by noted animation historian Jerry Beck and ASIFA-Hollywood executive director Frank Gladstone, this screening features the best and most notable theatrical shorts from Hollywood's legendary golden age. Films scheduled include Tex Avery's Drag A-Long Droopy, Chuck Jones' The Scarlet Pumpernickle, Disney's Lonesome Ghosts, and Bugs Bunny versus Pirate Sam in Friz Freleng's Buccaneer Bunny. Fleischer Studios' surreal Bimbo's Initiation, as well as Hanna Barbera's Tom and Jerry masterpiece The Truce Hurts are also planned as part of the program.

Friday March 29, 2019 5:45pm - 6:45pm
Arena

6:00pm

Crush: First Love, New Talent
A new generation of LGBTQAIU comics creators are making a splash in the world of queer indie comics exploring their lives and diverse experiences. Prism Comics and Stacked Deck Press will feature some of today's most talented emerging artists in the upcoming anthology, Crush: First Love, New Talent. What challenges do genderqueer and gender non-conforming people face in finding love? How do asexual people approach romance? What complications can polyamory bring to young love? Prism Comics and moderator Tara Madison Avery (Crush, Alphabet, Stacked Deck Press), Viktor Kerney (StrangeLore, Crush), and Crush contributors Mylo Choi-Sutton, Mike Ciriaco (Stonewall Prep, WeHoTV News), Cin Woodworth and Hendrick Kneeland (Sylvan Shroom), and Max Spragovsky (Woof Galaxy) will host a lively discussion of how first loves and other timely topics are presented in comics.

Friday March 29, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 211

6:00pm

Future Indies You Must See
See an exclusive preview of independent genre films coming in 2020 and beyond with moderator Chris Gore (Film Threat) along with special panelists. Through trailer debuts and exclusive clips, you'll get a glimpse into indie film projects that can only be seen in limited release and VOD. Be among the first to get a glimpse at the best indie sci-fi, fantasy, and horror films coming soon.

Friday March 29, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 207

6:00pm

FX's Legion Screening and Q&A
Legion, based on the Marvel Comics by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz, tells the story of David Haller, a man who believed himself schizophrenic only to discover that he may actually be the most powerful mutant the world has ever seen. The executive producers Noah Hawley, John Cameron, Lauren Shuler Donner, and Jeph Loeb, along with cast members Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Aubrey Plaza, Navid Negahban, Jeremie Harris, Amber Midthunder, and Lauren Tsai will host a conversation about what fans can look forward to in the upcoming third season, premiering on FX later this year.

Friday March 29, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
North 200A

6:00pm

Pak Talk!
Comics writer and WonderCon special guest Greg Pak (Planet Hulk, Star Wars, Ronin Island, Firefly, James Bond 007, New Agents of Atlas) reveals secrets from his 15-year career in comics, previews never-before-seen art from upcoming books, and answers all your questions!

Friday March 29, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 209

6:00pm

The Fans' Perspective: Underrated Animations
The Fans' Perspective returns to WonderCon with another panel focusing on underrated animation. In the past, they've included panels devoted to Underrated Disney and the Best of DreamWorks. This year, they focus on animators and companies such as Tomm Moore, Don Bluth, Wes Anderson, Studio Laika, and Fox Animation Studio. The panelists will express what they admire about these studios and filmmakers' films, and offer insight on what makes them underrated.

Friday March 29, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 213CD

6:00pm

Writing for Animation
Have you ever wanted to write cartoons for a living? If so, you'll want to listen to a panel of folks who have actually done it and done a lot of it. Come and hear from moderator Mark Evanier (The Garfield Show, Thundarr The Barbarian), John Semper (Spider-Man: The Animated Series, Static Shock), Julien Magnat (The Garfield Show. Ben 10), and others.

Friday March 29, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 300B

6:30pm

Fanbase Press: 10th Anniversary Watchmen Retrospective
The hosts of Fanbase Press' flagship podcast, The Fanbase Weekly, bring you this "Fanbase Feature" panel discussion focusing on the 10th anniversary of Zack Snyder's Watchmen film. Led by Bryant Dillon (president, Fanbase Press), panelists Hannibal Tabu (Comics Book Resources), Jonathan London (founder, Geekscape), Robert J. Peterson (founder, California Coldblood Books), and Barbra Dillon (editor-in-chief, Fanbase Press) will examine the plot, characters, and themes in this controversial comic book adaptation that paved the road to the DC cinematic universe!

Friday March 29, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room 300D

6:30pm

Hip-Hop and Comics: Cultures Combining
Comics and hip-hop are both hybrid forms, forging new ideas by combining existing elements in new and creative ways, reflecting and shaping popular culture through artistic expression. Rappers and graffiti artists utilize four-color visuals and adopt heroic alter-egos; MCs and producers create universes with words and sound; comic creators incorporate hip-hop's music, dance, and fashion into the fabric of their work. Here, Patrick A. Reed (Depth of Field) brings together an all-star group of graphic storytellers and musical luminaries to dig deep into the common history and shared inspirations of these two creative cultures.

Friday March 29, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room 208

6:30pm

Manga: An Intro for Comics Fans
Are you a long-time comic fan but also have interest in anime and manga and don't really know how to dive in? These panelists are here to help! Stephanie Hocutt (BOOM! Studios digital marketing lead), Ivan Salazar (comiXology PR and events), and surprise special panelists will host an amazing panel of comics luminaries and tastemakers (who are also secretly weebs and otaku, shhh!) to recommend to you the best of manga past and present. Tell them your favorite comic, movie, or TV show and they'll give you a manga to match. Moderated by comiXology's Kiersten Wing.

Friday March 29, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room 213AB

6:30pm

Mark McDonnell: How to Draw in the Different Studio Styles
Being a good artist and facile with technology are two skills animation companies want. But there's a third component rarely discussed-how well you can draw in the manner of each studio. Understanding and mastering them will increase your chances of getting hired. In this session, Disney master teacher Mark McDonnell will demonstrate the style quirks of Cartoon Network, Disney, DreamWorks, Laika, and Warner Bros. Moderated by Fast Company's Susan Karlin.

Friday March 29, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room 210

6:30pm

Stormtrooper Defective Body Armor Mock Trial
Imperial Stormtroopers are tired of being beaten up with sticks by blind fanatics and Ewoks. The Imperial Department of Military Research expressly warranted that all armors would protect Stormtroopers from projectile weapons. Legions of Stormtrooper associations have sued the manufacturer of body armor for defective design, breach of warranty, and fraud. Can Stormtroopers find justice or are they doomed to get the short end of the stick? Find out as attorneys Kathy Steinman, Doug Ridley, Christine Peek, and Jack Yang argue before U.S. Federal Magistrate Judge Mitch Dembin. Brought to you by The Legal Geeks.

UPDATED: Tue, Mar 19, 01:02PM

Friday March 29, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm
North 200B

7:00pm

Nerd Up or Shut Up Live!
Tune into the Nerd Up or Shut Up podcast. Join in on the conversation as you step into the next episode and chat and debate all things nerdy with hosts Anastasia Washington (Anastationtv, UnReelized Talent), Maggie Olbrich (Nerd Up or Shut Up), Emalee Burditt (Nerd Up or Shut Up), and Richard Sheehan (Nerd Up or Shut Up).

Friday March 29, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 213CD

7:00pm

Romance in Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror
Rebekah Ganiere (Immortal Monster series, USA Today bestselling author), Cliff Simon (Stargate series, actor, Ba'al), James Ganiere (Producers Guild of America, development executive Rio Vista Universal), David Howard (Galaxy Quest, writer), and Gigi Edgley (Farscape series, Chiana). Award-winning, bestselling writers and actors discuss romance in science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Crush, heart-throb, or love at first sight? Attraction, compatibility, offspring, love, society, close quarters, customs, rituals, religions, marriage, and more!

Friday March 29, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 209

7:00pm

ScreenJunkies: The Truth Behind Honest Trailers, Plus Movie Fights!
The ScreenJunkies team answer your questions about the Emmy-nominated series Honest Trailers and premiere a trailer exclusively for WonderCon. Plus, cheer on your favorite fighter in a Movie Fights lightning round where your votes decide the winner. Join ScreenJunkies personalities including Hal Rudnick, Joe Starr, Spencer Gilbert, Dan Murrell, Roth Cornet, and special panelists as they keep Hollywood honest!

Friday March 29, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm
North 200A

7:00pm

Webcomics Advocates: The Webcomics Gathering
Webcomics Advocates co-founder Brendan Creecy (Brax the Alien Rocker) and webcomic creators Patrick Scullin (Super Siblings), Eddie DeAngelini (Collectors), Ambrose Quintanilla (Gopher-It Comics), Madeleine Holly-Rising (Boston Metaphysical Society), and moderator Kristen Parraz (Comadres y Comics podcast) will celebrate and discuss the exciting world of webcomics! They will also give any webcomic creators in the audience 30 seconds to promote their comic to the crowd. All creators and fans are welcome!

Friday March 29, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 211

7:00pm

HorrorBuzz.com: What Is Horror?
In many ways, horror is one of the most unique genres in film. People seem to either love it or are too scared to watch. But what makes a horror film a horror film? The creepy folks at HorrorBuzz are here to try to answer that question. Members of the HorrorBuzz Film Team, Eric Ryan and Amantha Ryan, bring together a panel of experts, including HorrorBuzz founder/editor Norm Gidney, Film Threat founder Chris Gore, Midsummer Scream creative director Rick West, Horrible Imaginings Film Festival founder/director Miguel Rodriguez, screenwriter/filmmaker Michael Varrati, actress/producer Sarah Nicklin, and filmmaker/editor-in-chief at HalloweenMovies.com Sean Decker, to share their opinions on just what qualifies a film to be included in this exclusive class. These panelists will also take a look at several films that are not often thought of as horror films but might just be after all.

UPDATED: Mon, Mar 18, 11:58AM

Friday March 29, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 207

7:00pm

It's Morphin' Time! Meet the Power Rangers
Celebrate more than 25 years of Power Rangers with some of your favorite Power Rangers actors, including Ciara Hanna (Power Rangers MegaForce), Cameron Jebo (Power Rangers MegaForce), Brennan Mejia (Power Rangers Dino Charge), Jack Guzman (Power Rangers Wild Force), Nico Greetham (Power Rangers Ninja Steel), and William Shewfelt (Power Rangers Ninja Steel). Moderated by comedian/actor Ben Kliewer (TheConGuy.com). Don't miss your chance to be part of the Ranger team!

UPDATED: Thu, Mar 28, 11:54AM

Friday March 29, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 300B

7:00pm

Comic Creator Connection Friday Session
Are you a writer with a great idea for a comic book series, but you can't draw? Or maybe you're an artist looking to illustrate an incredible story, but you can't write. WonderCon is proud to once again host the Comic Creator Connection, a fast-paced networking event that puts writers and artists together to help them meet new creative partners. Here's how it works: In a two-hour period, writers and artists will sit across from each other at a table. (And by artists, we mean pencillers, inkers, colorists, etc.-all are welcome!) Then, in five-minute sessions, you will talk one-on-one with each other about your ideas and skills. At the end of each five-minute period, you will get up and move on to the next person. If you're interested in furthering the conversation, you'll exchange contact information. Think of it as speed-dating, but for writers and artists! Sign-ups are taken in advance for this event, but space may still be available on site.

Friday March 29, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 204C

7:00pm

World Premiere Justice League vs. The Fatal Five
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, DC, and Warner Bros. Animation continue the treasured tradition of Friday night world premieres at WonderCon with the unveiling of the latest DC Universe Movie, Justice League vs. the Fatal Five. The all-new animated film finds the Earth's future hanging in the balance when the Justice League faces a powerful new threat: the Fatal Five. Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman seek answers as the time-traveling trio of Mano, Persuader, and Tharok terrorize Metropolis in search of budding Green Lantern Jessica Cruz-whom they need to free the remaining Fatal Five members Emerald Empress and Validus in order to carry out their sinister plan. But the Justice League discover an ally from another time in the peculiar Star Boy-brimming with volatile power, could he be the key to thwarting the Fatal Five? An epic battle against ultimate evil awaits! Be in the first live audience to see the film, then stay for an enthralling panel led by Elyes Gabel (Scorpion, Game of Thrones) as Thomas Kallor/Star Boy, and Diane Guerrero (Orange Is the New Black, DC Universe's Doom Patrol) as Jessica Cruz/Green Lantern, alongside a trio of actors reprising their beloved Justice League/Justice League Unlimited roles as Batman, Wonder Woman, and Superman, respectively: Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series, Batman: The Killing Joke), Susan Eisenberg (Injustice 2, LEGO DC Super Heroes Aquaman: Rage of Atlantis), and George Newbern (Superman vs. the Elite, Scandal). The panel will also include other cast members and the filmmaking team of producer/director Sam Liu (Reign of the Supermen, Gotham by Gaslight), screenwriters Eric Carrasco (Supergirl, Justice League Action) and Jim Krieg (Batman: Gotham by Gaslight), and executive producer Bruce Timm (Justice League/Justice League Unlimited, Batman: The Animated Series). The feature-length animated film arrives on Digital starting March 30, 2019, and on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack and Blu-ray Combo Pack on April 23, 2019.

Friday March 29, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Arena

7:30pm

Become a Board Game Designer
Learn from board game industry professionals Elisa Teague (Geek Out), Kami Mandell (Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle), Pat Marino (Court of the Dead: Mourners Call), and Jon Cohn (Munchkin: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), as they share how to become a board game designer. From how to pitch to publishers, how to build prototypes, and general best practices. They will share tips and stories from the industry! Moderator: Ross Thompson.

Friday March 29, 2019 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 208

7:30pm

Comics on Comics: Live
The show where the greatest comic minds meet the greatest minds in comics returns to WonderCon! Panelists Juan-Manuel Rocha, Vito Lapiccola, and Tim Powers welcome some of their friends from the world of voiceover as they have a spirited panel covering Into the Spider-Verse, DC animation, and the newly announced Marvel animation slate. Animated worlds will crash together!

Friday March 29, 2019 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 300D

7:30pm

Giving Movement to Your Makeup
Makeup effects artist Jeff Barkley (Break of Dawn) will demonstrate how to make your makeup move, using bladders and other devices. He will be joined by pro cosplayers Trey Barkley (Sparrow's Flight) and Desiree Preston (Enasni Volz) to answer questions.

Friday March 29, 2019 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 210

7:30pm

Living in a Streaming World
With more and more of our favorite content coming to us in so many new and exciting ways, it's hard to keep up with all the latest services for movies, TV, comics, podcasts, and all other types of streaming media. Industry insiders, and the people responsible for the changing landscape of how we consume our content, Dinesh Shamdasani (partner, Hivemind; The Witcher, The Expanse), Erick Opeka (president, Cinedigm/CONtv), Brett-Patrick Jenkins (executive producer, Propagate; Lore, Face Off), Jordan Plosky (founder, ComicBlitz), and moderator Kevin Winston (founder, Digital LA) will present an in-depth look at the present and future of receiving content. Don't miss the sneak peeks and surprises from this panel!

Friday March 29, 2019 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 213AB

7:30pm

Science of Game of Thrones: The Facts of Ice and Fire!
As Game of Thrones heads into its final season, this fellowship of experts explore the real world origins behind tales of dragons, magic, wildfire, and more. When science shines its light upon the fantastic elements, much of it holds up amazingly well. Come see Dr. Travis Langley (Game of Thrones Psychology: The Mind Is Dark and Full of Terrors; Black Panther Psychology: Hidden Kingdoms), Tamara Robertson (MythBusters Jr.; SciJinks), Allen Pan (Sufficiently Advanced, MythBusters), Steve Huff (weapons expert), moderator Jenna Busch (Legion of Leia, Westworld Psychology: Violent Delights), and New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Maberry (Joe Ledger series, Rot & Ruin, V-Wars). You will believe a dragon can fly!

Friday March 29, 2019 7:30pm - 8:30pm
North 200B

8:00pm

Battle of the Planets: 40 Years On
A celebration of one of the pioneer anime series to be shown on American television! Stars Ronnie Schell (The Cat from Outer Space), David Jolliffe (Room 222), and Wendy Young will be onstage to watch an episode and answer questions, along with series editors Franklin Cofod (Voltron) and Christopher Cooke (Agent Carter)! Moderated by Jason Hofius (co-author of G-Force: Animated and Age of TV Heroes).

Friday March 29, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 209

8:00pm

Hanna Episode 1: Screening
Based on Joe Wright's acclaimed 2011 film, Amazon Prime Video is thrilled to screen the first episode of Hanna for the WonderCon audience! Raised in total seclusion in the remote woods of Eastern Europe, 15-year-old Hanna (Esme Creed-Miles) has spent her entire young life training to fight those who hunt her and her mercenary father, Erik Heller (Joel Kinnaman). Her survivalist skills are finally tested when she and Erik are separated upon their discovery by a rogue CIA operative, Marissa Wiegler (Mireille Enos), and her team of agents. Hanna has no choice but to embark on a perilous journey alone across Europe as she seeks to reunite with her father and evade-and ultimately take down-the dangerous agents who target them. The series is written and executive produced by David Farr and directed by Sarah Adina-Smith. All eight episodes of Hanna will premiere worldwide on March 29 on Amazon Prime Video.

Friday March 29, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
North 200A

8:00pm

Let's Learn Through Larping
Come see this panel of experts in the educational role-playing field in an audience-driven demonstration! They'll give you an overview of role-playing and games used for learning, then demonstrate and deconstruct the process by running a simple sample game with the audience as participants (voluntary). Learn about the educational benefits and how to design and run role-play exercises and games in different learning environments like classrooms, homeschools, and adult education. Featuring Shawn Crosby (NASA immersive education lecturer), Emily Nguyen-Hoai (social media coordinator, The Game Academy), Ndindi Kitonga and Scott Stubbe (co-founders of Angeles Workshop School), Noah Sutton-Smolin (engineer), and Aaron Vanek (board of directors secretary, The Game Academy).

Friday March 29, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 211

8:00pm

The Arkham Sessions: The Psychology of X-Men: The Animated Series
Hosts Dr. Andrea Letamendi and Brian Ward (The Arkham Sessions) have centered their podcast on the psychological exploration of Batman: The Animated Series. In this clash of universes, they'll analyze the iconic X-Men: The Animated Series! Join them, as they welcome series developer and writer Eric Lewald (X-Men) and show writer Julia Lewald (X-Men) to discuss the mental health, motivations, and humanity of some of the world's most popular mutants from the groundbreaking show.

Friday March 29, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 207

8:00pm

The Robotech Panel
Harmony Gold USA presents the latest developments in the Robotech universe, from awesome new products to the live-action film in the works at Sony Pictures with the producers of 300 and the director of Stephen King's It.

Friday March 29, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 300B

8:00pm

Super Geeked Up: Geeky Improv Live
The Super Geeked Up crew will discuss zany geeky topics and play super fun geek-themed improv games like Superhero Sound Effects, Universal Translator, and the Let's Geek It On Dating Game! If you like Whose Line Is It Anyway?, you'll love these geektastic shenanigans. Featuring Super Geeked Up creator/host Jeff Burns and special panelists Chris Bramante (Thank You For Questing!, Robot Teammate) and Matt Acevedo (The Second City, Geek & Sundry). Plus, a ton of awesome prizes! Don't miss this super-interactive, award-winning show that will provide the zaniest fun you have at WonderCon! And join the panelists immediately afterwards at the Hilton Anaheim in California Ballroom CD to play super-fun board games!

UPDATED: Tue, Mar 19, 12:07PM

Friday March 29, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 213CD