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Saturday, March 30
 

10:00am

How to Get Press Coverage
Small press publishers: What makes the difference between an item that will get news coverage, previews, and interviews and what doesn't? A lot of publishers have no idea what to submit to the press, how to submit it, or why they are being overlooked for coverage. Comics journalist Rik Offenberger (First Comics News, Archie Comics) moderates this panel on just what it takes to get coverage, with the comic journalists themselves telling you what they are looking for in your submission. Panelists include (in alphabetical order) Tim Chizmar (First Comics News, Fangoria), Glenn Hauman, (ComicMix), Josh Henaman (Bigfoot), Jez Ibelle (First Comics News, Geek-a-pedia), Alan Kistler (The Mary Sue), Heidi MacDonald (The Beat), Alex Raymond (Monstar, Hollywood Gone Geek), Francis Sky (First Comics News), and Josh Waldrop (Red Gorilla Comics). Find out what it takes to self-promote and make a significant impact on your ability to sell your comic.

Saturday March 30, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 209

10:00am

Inglorious Treksperts: We Need Our Pain
The co-hosts of the hit Inglorious Treksperts Star Trek podcast, Mark A. Altman (author, The Fifty-Year Mission) and Daren Dochterman (Star Trek: The Motion Picture, director's edition) celebrate perennial underdog, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier's 30th anniversary with special panelist Trek V screenwriter David Loughery (Dreamscape, Lakeview Terrace) and Treksperts Ashley E. Miller (Black Sails, Thor, X-Men: First Class) and Robert Meyer Burnett (Free Enterprise) as they ask the eternal question: What Does God Need with a Starship? Don't miss the ultimate celebration of the Star Trek franchise's most misunderstood film.

Saturday March 30, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 300B

10:00am

Into the Spider-Verse: A New Take on Animation
Taking fans by storm, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was unlike anything seen before. From its perfectly balanced soundtrack, to the unique animation style that brought a comic book feel straight to the silver screen, it delighted audiences around the world. Jessica Tseang (comic book historian, AMC's Secret History of Comics) discusses what made this film stand out from countless other animated movies with Sony Animation Visual Development artists for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Yuhki Demers and Zac Retz, and other special panelists.

Saturday March 30, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 207

10:00am

Social Justice Superqueeroes!
Under the current presidential administration, Americans are experiencing an unprecedented erosion of their civil liberties and political institutions. This is especially true for the already marginalized LGBTQ+ community, from Trump's public attacks on transgender military personnel to the rise in hate crimes towards LGBTQ+ persons. In light of these socio-political dangers, queer comic creators have a responsibility to use their platforms to combat these injustices. Prism Comics, moderator Mike Ciriaco (Stonewall Prep, WeHoTV News), and panelists Marc Andreyko (Batwoman, Love Is Love), Vita Ayala (Batgirl, Livewire), Tara Madison Avery (Crush, Butch Lesbians of the '20s, '30s and '40s, Resistance), Elizabeth Beier (The Big Book of Bisexual Errors), and Rex Ogle (Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy) will explore the comic book medium's role in LGBTQ+ advocacy and how comics can educate, combat discrimination, and inspire others to action. At the end of the panel, Elizabeth Beier, Prism Comics Queer Press Grant chairperson, will announce the recipient of the 2019 Prism Comics Queer Press Grant-one of the comics industry's only yearly financial grants supporting aspiring comics creators in publishing new works.

Saturday March 30, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 211

10:00am

All Shapes and Sizes Welcome
Miracle Laurie (Dollhouse, Insane Jane), Audrey Moore (Godless, Better Call Saul, host of Audrey Helps Actors), Jessica Bazan (MamaJBaz Designs), Tanya Perez (Jessica Jones), and Alicia Marie (cosplay model) return to WonderCon to continue the conversation on body image, discrimination, and the road to self-love. Moderated by Leah Cevoli (Robot Chicken), the panel will discuss topics such as the sexualization of women in film and TV, beauty myths, eating disorders, and an acceptance for women of all shapes and sizes, while inspiring others to get out there and live their best lives. Current events and hot topics will be included in the discussion.

UPDATED: Wed, Mar 20, 01:00PM

Saturday March 30, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 213CD

10:00am

DreamWorks She-Ra and the Princesses of Power
Executive producer Noelle Stevenson, Aimee Carrero (Adora/She-Ra), AJ Michalka (Catra), Karen Fukuhara (Glimmer), Marcus Scribner (Bow), Lauren Ash (Scorpia), and Merit Leighton (Frosta) give attendees a sneak peek of Season 2 of the critically acclaimed Netflix original series She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. Everyone's invited . . . even Kyle!

UPDATED: Fri, Mar 22, 02:15PM

Saturday March 30, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Arena

10:00am

The Her Universe Fashion Show: Junior Design Camp
Calling all aspiring fashion designers! Are you too young to compete in the Her Universe Fashion Show? Do you want to be a fashion designer or maybe even work for a fashion company like Her Universe someday? If you are between the ages of 6 and 17 come and learn to design with the Her Universe team and Her Universe founder Ashley Eckstein. This three-hour session is free with a WonderCon badge and no experience is needed. During this three-hour session, junior designers will learn how to bring their ideas to life with a step-by-step tutorial of the fashion design process. We encourage junior designers of all skill levels to just come with their imagination and get ready to learn and sketch out their designs! Parents are welcome to attend, participate and ask questions!

Saturday March 30, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm
Room 204C

10:30am

Living in a Post-Toys 'R' Us World: Navigating the Future of Toy Retail, Manufacturing and Collecting
The bankruptcy and liquidation of "the world's biggest toy store" Toys 'R' Us last year sent shockwaves through the toy industry. Many toy lines and smaller toy companies are left without a brick and mortar store presence. Some companies have folded, some licenses have switched hands, and the industry is very much in a transition period. Is there a retailer that could rise to take the place of the fallen retail giant? Where does this upheaval leave the average collector? Now Toys 'R' Us has re-formed under a new name and is exploring new possibilities. What will that mean for the industry? Moderator Daniel Pickett (ActionFigureInsider.com) will take the temperature of the toy and collectibles industry along with insider panelists Justin Donaldson (collector/co-creator of "The Tournament of Nerds"), Jesse Falcon (director of merchandising at Marvel Entertainment), Jason Labowitz (president and co-founder at Entertainment Earth, Inc.), Jeremy Padawer (co-president/partner, Wicked Cool Toys), and David Vonner (Boys Design Mattel). Together they will find the light in the darkness, just like your favorite heroes.

Saturday March 30, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 208

10:30am

Spotlight on Tim Sale
The Eisner Award-winning artist of Batman: Haunted Knight, Batman: The Long Halloween, Batman: Dark Victory, Superman for All Seasons, Catwoman: When in Rome, Superman: Kryptonite, and Solo, Tim Sale, comes to WonderCon to discuss his varied career from cover painter, colorist, cover colorist, inker, penciller, writer, and artist! Followed by a Q&A session. He may even have a few stories about his two dogs.

Saturday March 30, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 213AB

10:30am

Unicorns, Rabbits, Aliens, and Other People
Celebrate a vast array of sentient beings, some of whom may occasionally be more sympathetic than human characters, with creators Dana Simpson (Phoebe and her Unicorn), Leah Thomas (When Light Left Us), Jim Pascoe (Cottons: The Secret of the Wind), Nicole Conway (Dragonrider Legacy series), and Cecil Castellucci (Shade: The Changing Girl), moderated by Maryelizabeth Yturralde (Mysterious Galaxy).

Saturday March 30, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 300D

10:30am

Welcome to the Golden Age of Dungeons & Dragons in Mass Media and Pop Culture
Once eliciting whispers of demon worship and dark magic, Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) has cemented its place in modern American pop culture. From references in New York Times bestselling novels like Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, to television episodes like "Monsters and Mana" on Voltron, or entire TV series (Stranger Things), the resurgence of D&D's popularity comes as no surprise to these panelists. Jose Molina (writer: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)), Robert Hewitt Wolfe (writer: Andromeda, Elementary), Satine Phoenix (community manager of Wizards of the Coast: Dungeons & Dragons), Mitch Iverson (writer: Voltron series), Tom DeSanto (X-Men, Transformers), and Andru Davies (BAFTA-nominated producer, The Party's Just Beginning) will discuss the resurgence of D&D's popularity and how the game has influenced their careers. Moderated by Anastasia Hunter.

Saturday March 30, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
North 200B

10:30am

Comics Arts Conference Session #4: Genre in the Global Marketplace
N. Scott Robinson (San Diego Mesa College) explores fluid transnational representations of American superheroes in comics published in Egypt, India, Indonesia, Japan, Lebanon, Norway, and the United Arab Emirates. James Thompson (Duke University, Comic Book Historians group) looks at how Dracula comics, as imported transnational texts, allow for/demand a reading that can be traced back to Dorfman and Mattelart's How to Read Donald Duck: Imperialist Ideology in the Disney Comic and its examination of dominance and passivity in cultural exchange. Sydney Heifler (The University of Oxford) explains how the 1950s romance comics in the UK shed new light on changing perceptions of female and male identity in British post-war society.

Saturday March 30, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Room 210

11:00am

A Look Inside The Dragon Prince
The team behind Netflix Original animated series The Dragon Prince is bringing you an inside look into the magic of the show. Panelists include creators Aaron Ehasz and Justin Richmond, along with the voice actors of your favorite family of villains: Jason Simpson (Lord Viren), Racquel Belmonte (Claudia), and Jesse Inocalla (Soren). With Seasons 1 and 2 behind them, you'll get to hear about how they got to where they are now and what's on the horizon for the future of The Dragon Prince.

Saturday March 30, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
North 200A

11:00am

The Interview: Ready, Aim, Foot in the Door!
There are new methods for getting your foot in the door when it comes to creative industries such as video games, authorship, art, design, acting, and filmmaking. Get an insider look at today's fast-evolving creative platforms from speakers such as Genese Davis (The Holder's Dominion; Omensight), Alex Alvarez (founder/director, Gnomon), Neville Page (concept designer), Eric Kieron Davis (Star Citizen), and Jonny Cruz (Overwatch; AmeriGeddon). Panelists will divulge how to best navigate the often-confusing waters of the interview process and the various ways one can ready their resume, portfolio, or demo reel to stand out. This panel is sure to fill your career tool-box" with ways to springboard you toward your professional goals."

Saturday March 30, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 211

11:00am

BOOM! Studios: Discover Yours
Discover your new comic book obsession at WonderCon, and the panelists guarantee you're going to find it at this panel! Panelists Greg Pak (WonderCon special guest, Firefly, Ronin Island, Mech Cadet Yu), Ryan Parrott (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), Lilah Sturges (The Magicians: Alice's Story), C.B. Lee (Ben 10), Carly Usdin (The Avant-Guards), Delilah S. Dawson (Sparrowhawk), Sina Grace, and Arune Singh (vice president, marketing, BOOM! Studios) plan a jam-packed, interactive panel featuring the most acclaimed creators in comics as they discuss the diverse imprints of BOOM! Studios, Archaia, BOOM! Box, and KaBOOM! with surprises for everyone in the audience. Moderated by Filip Sablik (president of publishing and marketing, BOOM! Studios).

UPDATED: Fri, Mar 29, 05:29PM

Saturday March 30, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 207

11:00am

Everyone's a Critic: Being a Journalist in an Online Age
Mary Anne Butler (news editor, Bleeding Cool; EiC, Aggressive Comix), Dana Han-Klein (Mohawk Movie Review), Alexandra August (CBR, ScreenRant), and Thomas Parham (APU) discuss the expansion of journalism over the past decade, from the rise of citizen journalism to blogging to vloggers, podcasters, and online-only news sources. The session will be an interactive conversation with the audience about the role new media plays between their readers and the industries and communities they serve, varying levels of informality versus classic ideas of professionalism, show-specific outlets versus general news sites, moving from hobbyist to being a professional, legal challenges, and more.

UPDATED: Mon, Mar 18, 02:37PM

Saturday March 30, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 209

11:00am

It's Alive!: Designing Sci-Fi and Horror Television
Dive into the world of sci-fi, horror, and thriller television with some of Hollywood’s top artists. Acclaimed creative talent will give you insight on how they create your favorite projects, from composing themes for terrifying creatures, to designing villains and building the sets for a futuristic universe. No need to be afraid here. Featuring creatives from Game of Thrones, Riverdale, Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase, Devil May Cry 5, Deadly Class, What We Do in the Shadows, The Handmaid’s Tale, Strange Angel, and The Man in the High Castle. Part 1 of 3 from Impact24’s “Behind-the-Camera Superblock” panel series. Panelists include Paula Fairfield (Game of Thrones), Nathan Matthew David (Deadly Class), Sherri Chung (Riverdale), Jeff Rona (Devil May Cry 5), Brendan Taylor of Mavericks VFX (The Handmaid’s Tale, What We Do in the Shadows), and Lawson Deming of Barnstorm VFX (The Man in the High Castle, Strange Angel). Moderated by actor Benjamin Wadsworth (Deadly Class) and content creator Chris Villain.

UPDATED: Tue, Mar 19, 10:26AM

Saturday March 30, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 300B

11:00am

Most Dangerous Women at WonderCon: The Next Frontier
Barriers have been broken and shows and films such as Star Trek Discovery, Captain Marvel, Steven Universe, and Black Panther are a big step forward in women's representation, but is that it? What comes next on the journey to see more women and more types of women represented in pop culture? This panel discusses recent breakthroughs and looks towards the future for women in the nerdy frontier with a group of women who are dangerous in their own right. Moderator Jessica Tseang (Little Geek Girls, comic book historian) is joined by panelists Dani Fernandez (host, Nerdist, Nerdificent on iHeartMedia; writer for Legendary and Comedy Central), Jennifer Kretchmer (D&D Beyond’s Heroes of the Vale, Veronica Mars, Maze Arcana), Danielle Radford (host, Tights and Fights; host and writer, ScreenJunkies), Tamara Brooks (writer, DC Comics, IGN, Geek & Sundry; co-host, Women Wrestling Friends podcast), and Toni Sanchez (writer/host, TheToniSanchez, That Hashtag Show).

UPDATED: Mon, Mar 18, 11:59AM

Saturday March 30, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 213CD

11:15am

AMC's NOS4A2
Come see an exclusive screening of AMC's highly-anticipated new supernatural horror series, NOS4A2. Based on the 2013 novel by Joe Hill, NOS4A2, introduces Vic McQueen, a gifted young woman who discovers she has a supernatural ability to find lost things. This ability puts her on a collision course with the evil and immortal Charlie Manx. Manx is a supernatural villain who feeds off the souls of children then deposits what remains of them into Christmasland-a twisted place of Manx's imagination where every day is Christmas Day and unhappiness is against the law. Vic strives to defeat Manx and rescue his victims, without losing her mind or falling victim to him herself. This panel features author Joe Hill, showrunner Jami O'Brien, and cast including Zachary Quinto, Ashleigh Cummings, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, and Jahkara Smith.

Saturday March 30, 2019 11:15am - 12:45pm
Arena

11:30am

Game Pitch Review
This pitch review will be conducted by a panel of professional game developers who will offer their invaluable advice and insight to those seeking to further their dreams of making their game a reality. Participants will have the opportunity to pitch a game for three minutes and then receive constructive criticism on how it went. This session will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis and sign-ups will be taken onsite. To participate in the Game Pitch Review, you must be prepared before you sign up. Preparation includes (1) a well-practiced, three-minute verbal pitch that clearly explains the game concept, how it's unique to the marketplace, why it would be worth funding, etc.; (2) any hardcopy or digital visuals (images, video, etc.) that help illustrate the concept and viability of the idea (you must bring the device on which you will display the visuals); and (3) imagination and passion; imagine you're making a very quick pitch to receive funding for your idea. Sign-ups begin at 10:30 am.

Saturday March 30, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 206B

11:30am

Hasbro and IDW Present: The Transformers Panel!
Transformers comics are reborn in the all-new Transformers series-and Transformers hall-of-famer John Barber and editor David Mariotte are here to introduce you to this bold new era and to celebrate 35 years of our favorite Cybertronians with surprise panelists from the past, present, and future of Transformers!

Saturday March 30, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 208

11:30am

Spotlight on Peter Tomasi
Get your questions answered in this panel with Peter J. Tomasi, a New York Times bestselling author known for his work on Batman: Detective Comics, Superman, Batman and Robin, Super-Sons, Green Lantern Corps, Brightest Day, and many others. Over the course of his career with DC Comics, Peter also served as a group editor ushering in new eras for Batman, Green Lantern, and JSA along with special projects like Kingdom Come. Peter is the author of the creator-owned books The Bridge: How the Roeblings Connected Brooklyn to New York with artist Sara DuVall (Abrams), House of Penance with artist Ian Bertram (Dark Horse), Light Brigade with artist Peter Snejbjerg (Dark Horse), and The Mighty with Keith Champagne, Chris Samnee, and Peter Snejbjerg (Dark Horse).

Saturday March 30, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 213AB

11:30am

WAC-X: Warner Archive's 10th Anniversary Celebration
Ten years ago, Warner Archive Collection altered the landscape of home entertainment. Come hear from a cool collection of special panelists alongside Warner Archive Collection (WAC) podcast hosts Matthew Patterson and D.W. Ferranti and moderator Gary Miereanu for a salute to a decade of highlights, including a look back at some of WAC's finest offerings, a reveal of some of the secrets behind the MOD process, and a glimpse into some glorious future treats coming for collectors and fans of sci-fi, fantasy, horror, and cult films and television. As always, surprise talent will entertain, and oh-so-cool Warner Archive prizes will be handed out.

Saturday March 30, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 300D

11:30am

LAIKA's Missing Link: Adventure Awaits
Writer/director Chris Butler will share how LAIKA's 360 stop-motion animation has evolved throughout their history, culminating in their upcoming global adventure film Missing Link, featuring the voices of Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana, and Zach Galifianakis. Joining Chris Butler are producer and head of production Arianne Sutner, production designer Nelson Lowry, and puppet fabrication supervisor John Craney for an exciting conversation with moderator Alicia Malone.

UPDATED: Wed, Mar 27, 02:28PM

Saturday March 30, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
North 200B

12:00pm

Adding Gameplay to Your Workouts with Nerdstrong
The inventive staff of Nerdstrong Gym discuss how they build workouts that are fueled by gameplay, story, and a few D20's.

Saturday March 30, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 213CD

12:00pm

DC Super Hero Girls Video Presentation and Q&A
Fresh off their brand-new series on Cartoon Network, the DC Super Hero Girls are coming to WonderCon. The world may know them as Wonder Woman, Supergirl, and Batgirl, but not-so-typical teenagers Diana, Kara, and Barbara, alongside their superhero friends, have much more to deal with than just protecting the citizens of Metropolis from some of the most sinister school-aged supervillains of the DC universe. After all, being teens is tough enough, what with school, friends, family, and the chaos that comes with managing a social life. But add superpowers and a secret identity to the mix, and things can get a lot more complicated. Executive producer Lauren Faust (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends) and the vocal cast of Kimberly Brooks, Kari Wahlgren, Nicole Sullivan, Grey Griffin, and Myrna Velasco share new footage and answer your questions! DC Super Hero Girls airs Sundays on Cartoon Network (check local listings).

Saturday March 30, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
North 200A

12:00pm

Spotlight on Andy Kubert
From art direction at the famous Kubert School to art direction at DC Comics, WonderCon special guest Andy Kubert discusses his career as both artist and teacher, plus what it's been like to work on some of the biggest comics at both Marvel and DC.

Saturday March 30, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 207

12:00pm

Spotlight on Gerry Duggan
You are cordially invited to a spotlight panel on WonderCon special guest Gerry Duggan. It will be unmoderated; however, it will be dungeon mastered. If you do not have a dice bag, you may borrow some of Gerry's dice, but we encourage you to bring your own dice because Gerry's are cursed. You will ask your questions of Gerry, and then you will both roll the dice to see what happens next. You may ask your question, or perhaps not. Perhaps you will be killed and asked to leave the room. Then perhaps Gerry will answer your question. He is a monster. Or maybe you will win Gerry's treasure.* Who can foretell what will happen? You will get a bonus to attack Gerry for dressing as a character Gerry's written. *One adventurer will win a single CGC graded 9.8 comic previously signed by Gerry.

Saturday March 30, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 209

12:00pm

Valiant: How I Broke into Comics
Do you want a future in the comics industry? Whether you dream of becoming a creator, editor, or marketing professional, this panel is essential! Enthusiastic Valiant Comics staff and comic creators Joshua Dysart (The Life and Death of Toyo Harada, Harbinger) and Vita Ayala (Livewire, Xena: Warrior Princess) offer insight into the comics industry, share life-changing tips, and talk about the future of the industry.

Saturday March 30, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 211

12:00pm

Zero to Hero: Behind the Camera with TV and Film's Top Creatives
This panel features creatives from Captain Marvel, Black Panther, Cobra Kai, Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny, Tigtone, Pen15, My Dinner with Hervé, Strange Angel, The Man in the High Castle, and Devil May Cry 5. You don’t need superpowers to be a hero (although it’s a nice bonus!). Whether characters are born with them or they’re just ordinary people risking their lives for the greater good, superheroes come in all shapes and sizes. Get an inside look at how creatives shape zeros to heroes by building intricate sets, creating sleek costumes, scoring bombastic music, and editing the final cut. Are there differences in crafting characters that have powers versus our favorite everyday heroes? Come to this discussion to find out. Part 2 of 3 from Impact24’s “Behind-the-Camera Superblock” panel series. Panelists include Debbie Berman (Captain Marvel, Black Panther), Leo Birenberg and Zach Robinson (Cobra Kai), Derek Vanderhorst (X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Hidden Figures), David Norland (My Dinner with Hervé), Casey Edwards (Devil May Cry 5), and Cory Jamieson of Barnstorm VFX (Strange Angel, The Man in the High Castle). Moderated by actors Xolo Maridueña (Cobra Kai) and Piotr Michael (Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny).

UPDATED: Tue, Mar 19, 10:28AM

Saturday March 30, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 300B

12:00pm

Comics Arts Conference Session #5: Graphic Histories
Haniyeh Barahouie (University of Virginia) examines how Posy Simmonds' 1999 graphic novel Gemma Bovery destabilizes/redefines the identity of Flaubert's heroine by situating Emma Bovary as still present in modern life. Katelyn McGirr (Carleton University) uses a graphic adaptation of the nineteenth-century diary of British woman Fanny Duberly as a case study to explore historical representation of Victorian gender and class relations. Stephen Connor (Nipissing University) reveal the ways in which Punisher comics reinforce and challenge evolving perceptions about the war in Vietnam and its aftermath.

Saturday March 30, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Room 210

12:30pm

Breaking in and Staying in Comics
Like with any creative field, comics is a tough business to break into, and possibly tougher to stay in, but fear not! This panel of comics veterans from across the creative and administrative spectrum of comics are here to help! See this panel of comics superstars including Jim Zub (Avengers, Dungeons & Dragons), Max Dunbar (Champions, Teen Titans), Chip Mosher (comiXology head of content), Ivan Salazar (comiXology PR and events), and more surprise panelists as they teach you the tricks of the trade to break in and stay in comics, possibly for life. Moderated by comiXology's Kiersten Wing.

Saturday March 30, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 208

12:30pm

Man from Atlantis: The Other Aquatic Superhero
Long before the latest wave of superhero adventures reigned atop the box office for Warner Bros., there was another from the deep blue sea that captured TV/film audiences' imagination. Warner Archive podcast hosts Matthew Patterson and D.W. Ferranti and a few very special panelists examine the Man from Atlantis TV movies and series, including the newly-released WAC Blu-ray of the 1977 pilot telefilm. Moderator Gary Miereanu will undoubtedly be carrying some fun giveaways for a few lucky fans.

Saturday March 30, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 300D

12:30pm

Writing and Illustrating Books for Kids
Learn how to write and illustrate for kids with authors and illustrators Peter S. Beagle (The Last Unicorn), Barbara Bottner (Priscilla Gorilla), Scott Campbell (Sleepy, the Goodnight Buddy), Molly Idle (Flora and the Flamingo), Lee Wardlaw (Won Ton and Chopstick), and Jo Whittemore (Supergirl). Moderated by Henry Herz (Good Egg & Bad Apple).

Saturday March 30, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 213AB

12:30pm

Stargate 25th Anniversary: The Year of the Gate
Stargate fans! Gather at this panel to kick off the 25th anniversary of the Stargate Franchise, the Year of the Gate. We are celebrating the reason Stargate is one of the longest running sci-fi franchises ever: you, the fans! Stargate Command will be presenting the new Stargate SuperFan Advisory Panel, as well as having surprise panelists and fan videos! Panelists include Jenny Stiven (fandom, Stargate Command), Kieran Dickson (content and production, Stargate Command), Stephen Iwanyk (executive producer, Tongal), and 10 Stargate Command Fan Advisory Panel members.

UPDATED: Mon, Mar 18, 11:59AM

Saturday March 30, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
North 200B

1:00pm

Trailer Park
See the latest and greatest trailers with all of your pop culture-loving friends here on the big screen at WonderCon Anaheim.

Saturday March 30, 2019 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Arena

1:00pm

Spotlight on Donny Cates
The shared mind of Venom & Eddie Brock joins Marvel Comics superstar writer and WonderCon special guest Donny Cates. Donny will discuss his ongoing monthly Venom book, as well as the new Venom event this August.

Saturday March 30, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 209

1:00pm

Spotlight on Julie and Shawna Benson
WonderCon special guests Julie Benson and Shawna Benson talk about their journey breaking into writing for television and comics. They are best known for their work on DC Comics Batgirl and the Birds of Prey and Green Arrow, CW's The 100, and Wu Assassins for Netflix. They're excited to discuss how they work as a team and answer audience questions.

Saturday March 30, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 207

1:00pm

The Official Aspen Comics Panel 2019
Peter Steigerwald (Aspen co-owner), Mark Roslan (VP/director of design and production), and Gabe Carrasco (Aspen managing editor) highlight upcoming titles for 2019 and reveal new Aspen multimedia and merchandise products debuting this year and beyond. The Aspen team will offer a special Q&A session with fans.

Saturday March 30, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 211

1:00pm

Causeplay: A Fandom with Purpose
Mark Chu-Lin (Avengers Initiative club president, event coordinator), Sandy Correa (administrator, department of pediatrics, LAC+USC Medical Center), Karen Katich (FAA, airway transportation systems specialist), Jeanie Croshaw (child psychiatry), and James A Powell (founder and vice president, Monster City Studios; senior fabrication advisor, Magic Wheelchair) will discuss how cosplayers and prop builders serve their communities through their love of pop culture. Hear about their experiences, learn how to join organized groups, learn about some of the organizations that receive help, and find out how to get involved in service efforts.

UPDATED: Mon, Mar 18, 11:59AM

Saturday March 30, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 213CD

1:00pm

Crafting Cartoons and Comics: The Sights and Sounds of Your Favorite TV and Film Characters
This panel features creatives from Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, BoJack Horseman, Star Wars: Forces of Destiny, Star Wars: Galaxy of Adventures, Big Mouth, and Star vs. the Forces of Evil. Dive into the world of animation and comics with film and television’s leading creatives! Learn how animated and comic book films and television shows are adapted, designed, and composed in this behind-the-scenes look at the production and development process for your favorite projects. Part 3 of 3 from Impact24’s “Behind-the-Camera Superblock” panel series. Panelists include animator David Han (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse), animation director Anna Hollingsworth (Unikitty!), supervising director Mike Hollingsworth (BoJack Horseman), supervising director Mike Mayfield (Big Mouth), and composers Brian H. Kim (Star vs. the Forces of Evil), Ryan Shore (Star Wars: Forces of Destiny). Moderated by voice actors Vanessa Marshall (Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, Young Justice) and Chris Villain (content creator).

UPDATED: Tue, Mar 26, 10:18AM

Saturday March 30, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 300B

1:00pm

The Tick
Creator Ben Edlund and cast of the show will screen the highly anticipated second season premiere, which reveals the new secrets, old rivalries, and a spree of evil—a spreevil!—that these heroes will have to face. Joining Ben on the panel are series talent Peter Serafinowicz, Griffin Newman, Valorie Curry, Scott Speiser, and Brendan Hines, along with executive producer Barry Josephson. Season 2 of The Tick launches globally April 5 on Amazon Prime Video.

UPDATED: Thu, Mar 21, 09:10AM

Saturday March 30, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
North 200A

1:30pm

Comics in Your Community
Creators David Baron (Stained) and Brian Stelfreeze (Matador) are joined by comics librarian Dan Wood (youth librarian, Escondido Public Library), comics retailer Rachel Parker (SoCal Games & Comics), and Morgan Perry (BOOM! Studios) to share their unique perspectives on how comics transform lives. Moderator Moni Barrette (adult librarian, Escondido Public Library) will lead a Q&A session between panelists and comic enthusiasts.

Saturday March 30, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 208

1:30pm

Kotobukiya Spring Update 2019
Get an insider's look at Kotobukiya's latest products directly from Kotobukiya staff with new product announcements, giveaways, activities, and more!

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

1:30pm

Spotlight on Scott Snyder
WonderCon special guest Scott Snyder gives an introspective look at the Dark Knight's darkest side, with story highlights and discussion from The Batman Who Laughs, Grimm Knight, and Last Knight on Earth.

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

1:30pm

Who Says Yes? And Why
A panel of animation development, production, and other executives discuss who gets involved in making the decisions about what series get on the air and how and why those decisions get made. The discussion will include their actual decision making process, who is involved in making the final decision, why they pick what they pick, why they turn things down, etc.

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

1:30pm

Comics Arts Conference Session #6: Births and Rebirths
Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight; The Joker Psychology: Evil Clowns and the Women Who Love Them) conducts a forensic investigation fitting together the three overlapping yet different accounts Jerry Robinson, Bill Finger, and Bob Kane gave regarding how they created the Clown Prince of Crime. Amy DeSuza-Riehm (California State University, Long Beach) takes a look at Jessica Jones, Harley Quinn, Wonder Woman, the role of trauma in superhero origins, and the psychology of Heroes in Crisis. Kyle A. Hammonds (University of Oklahoma) and Garrett Hammonds (American Choral Directors Association) use "The Anatomy Lesson" to show how Alan Moore's seminal run on Saga of the Swamp Thing reflects broad cultural issues which Moore uniquely addressed in the context of horror.

Saturday March 30, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 210

1:45pm

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is returning to WonderCon with a show-stopping panel. Be the first to experience the premiere episode of the highly-anticipated sixth season together with some of your favorite stars including Clark Gregg, Elizabeth Henstridge, Iain De Caestecker, Henry Simmons, Natalia Cordova-Buckley, and Jeff Ward, along with executive producers Maurissa Tancharoen, Jed Whedon, Jeff Bell, and Jeph Loeb. After the exclusive screening, join the cast and producers and catch up on all things Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. with a fun and lively Q&A that you won't want to miss. This action-packed series from Marvel Television will return May 2019 on ABC.

UPDATED: Sat, Mar 30, 10:36AM

Saturday March 30, 2019 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Arena

2:00pm

Cobra Kai Season 2: Meet the Senseis and Students
Meet the Cobra Kai dojo's senseis and students from the hit YouTube Original series Cobra Kai, premiering its second season this spring on YouTube Premium. William Zabka (The Karate Kid), Martin Kove (The Karate Kid), Xolo Maridueña (Parenthood), and Jacob Bertrand (Ready Player One) will be joined by the series creators/executive producers Josh Heald (Hot Tub Time Machine), Jon Hurwitz (Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle), and Hayden Schlossberg (Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle) for a Q&A panel and to share a Season 2 sneak peek.

Saturday March 30, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
North 200A

2:00pm

Geek & Sundry: Relics and Rarities
Dungeon master Deborah Ann Woll (Marvel's Daredevil, True Blood), Tommy Walker (Marvel's Daredevil), Julia Dennis (Stream of Many Eyes), Xander Jeanneret (Sagas of Sundry: Madness), Jake Michaels (series director), T.J. Rotell (head of production), and Denise Pantoja (show producer) will talk about how they brought the newest, biggest RPG to life.

Saturday March 30, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 300B

2:00pm

Godzilla: Secrets of the Monsterverse
This panel from Legendary Comics, a division of Legendary Entertainment, will explore the secrets of Legendary's Monsterverse from the page to the screen and beyond! With Monarch- the Monsterverse's secret organization of monster chasers introduced in the 2014 blockbuster hit Godzilla-set to return bigger than ever in 2019 with Godzilla: King of the Monsters, join Legendary's team of Monsterverse experts: Barnaby Legg, SVP of creative strategy, George Tew, mythology manager, Robert Napton, SVP of comics, and special panelists for declassified access to the Monarch data archives in an info-packed panel that fans won't want to miss! The first 200 fans in attendance will receive an exclusive Godzilla giveaway only available at the panel!

Saturday March 30, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 211

2:00pm

Spotlight on Katie Cook
WonderCon special guest Katie Cook talks about her work in this crazy industry! Katie currently writes and draws her creator-owned comic, Nothing Special, which is published online with Webtoon . . . but she's also worked on My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Tangled: Before Ever After, written and drawn for Marvel, and illustrated several Star Wars kids' books. She'll have a conversation about working on licensed books, going on to work on your own projects, and navigating the waters of online publishing versus print. Or just come listen to Katie talk about her cat.

Saturday March 30, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 209

2:00pm

The Changing Landscape of Entertainment
This lively panel discussion features experts discussing the changing face of entertainment. Topics include how viewing habits of the general public are changing the way Hollywood creates and distributes content, to the uprising "Generation Z" and "Generation Alpha," which is already changing the way entertainment is doing business. The panel will be moderated by ASIFA-Hollywood vice-president David Derks.

Saturday March 30, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 207

2:00pm

Stargate Costume Budgeting
SG-Command's Colleen Kelly Burks and Phil Hsueh, and Dean Newbury (prop maker and auctioneer) discuss the costs and budgets of putting together a variety of Stargate costumes from the basic base BDU to full on Jaffa armor, screen accurate to original design. Moderated by Jenny Seelman Stiven (MGM Stargate Command fandom strategy and management) and Kieran Dickson (digital marketing and strategy of Stargate Command).

UPDATED: Mon, Mar 18, 11:59AM

Saturday March 30, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 213CD

2:00pm

Gaming Creator Connection
The Gaming Creator Connection (GCC) is an opportunity for aspiring and learning game developers to receive valuable advice, insights, and mentoring from seasoned veterans of the game industry with diverse experiences in production, programming, art, business development, and more. The Gaming Creator Connection is organized and run by professional game developers, including a former executive director of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA). The GCC is a perfect opportunity to seek expert guidance on a wide range of topics pertaining to the development of your career. The Gaming Creator Connection is only available to those who have signed up in advance; sign-ups were available on the WonderCon website.

Saturday March 30, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 204C

2:30pm

Costumes for Caped Crusaders: Fashion Versus Function
Geeky fashion expert Ashley Eckstein (Her Universe) moderates a panel on one of comics' most burning questions, when it comes to superhero fashions, which is more important, fashion or function? WonderCon Anaheim special guests Jen Bartel (Blackbird), Joëlle Jones (Lady Killer), Tula Lotay (Supreme: Blue Rose), and Brian Stelfreeze (Back Panther) share their expertise on what makes a great costume.

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

2:30pm

DC Meet the Publishers
Come hear firsthand the latest on the world's greatest superheroes from DC publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee. Combining humor, breaking news, and filled with surprises, this panel is the perfect place to find out what Dan and Jim have in store for your favorite DC heroes and villains.

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

2:30pm

Everyday Supernatural
Spooks and specters, ghastlies and ghoulies, monsters and mayhem are all part of daily life for the characters in these authors' novels. Nadine Armstrong (occasional bookseller, always reader) leads the discussion of the dark fantastic with Stephen Blackmoore (Eric Carter series), Jessica Cluess (Kingdom on Fire series), Kristi Charish (Kincaid Strange series), Tania del Rio (Warren the 13th series), and Sam Hooker (Terribly Serious Darkness series).

Saturday March 30, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 208

2:30pm

Utopia!
Successful novelists, screenwriters, and actors each bring a different perspective to a discussion on how to create a utopian society for storytelling. Panelists include David Brin (The Uplift War, Existence), Gigi Edgley (Farscape, Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge), Robert Meyer Burnett (Free Enterprise), David Alexander English (Rainbow Gathering organizer, author of 28 books), Jimmy Diggs (Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: DS9), Marc Scott Zicree (Space Command, Star Trek: TNG). Moderated by Mark O'Bannon (The Dream Crystal, Aia the Barbarian).

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

3:00pm

Nerdist News
Hang out with Jessica Chobot (Nerdist News, Bizarre States), Hector Navarro (Nerdist News, Animation Investigation), Rachel Heine (Nerdist and Geek & Sundry editor-in-chief), Kyle Hill (Because Science, The Science of Mortal Kombat), Aliza Pearl (Nerdist writer, Callisto*6), and Brian Compton (Nerdist producer) to get hilarious hot takes on the biggest moments in geek culture and plenty of behind-the-scenes antics.

Saturday March 30, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 300B

3:00pm

Star Trek Discovery: Inside the Visual Effects
Go behind the scenes with the award-nominated Star Trek: Discovery visual effects team as they dive deep into the making of the series and their process for re-creating the world of Trek in the modern day.

Saturday March 30, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
North 200A

3:00pm

Working in Licensed Tabletop Games
Learn about working in the world of licensed board games from industry professionals with years of experience working on your favorite licensed board games. Learn how to pitch games to licensors, work within IP boundaries, and hear stories from your favorite licenses! Panelists Elisa Teague (Geek Out), Kami Mandell (Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle), Pat Marino (Court of the Dead: Mourners Call), Ivan Van Norman (Outbreak! Undead), Johnathan Ying (Star Wars: Imperial Assault), and Jon Cohn (Munchkin: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) will share stories and tips about working in the world of licensed tabletop games. Moderator: Ross Thompson.

Saturday March 30, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 207

3:00pm

Writing 101: What to Think About Before You Start Writing
This seminar by award-winning writer Marv Wolfman is intended for those who want to write but are not sure how to go about it. Marv will discuss character creation, characterization, how to plot and how to make your characters come alive on the page. If you're a brand-new writer, this seminar is meant for you. Come early as the seminar room fills up fast.

Saturday March 30, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 210

3:00pm

Entertainment Is Female: A Conversation with Hollywood Executives
From the production companies that brought you Transformers, Deadpool, LEGO movies, The Walking Dead, Mouse Guard, and Mission Impossible, women executives discuss how they are pushing for female representation in Hollywood while adapting comics and games to the big screen. Moderator Tiffany Smith (DC All Access), along with panelists Jeannette Francis (Bad Robot), Mette Norkjaer (BOOM! Studios), Nikki Baida (Genre Films), Grey Cusack (Hasbro/Allspark Pictures), Aubrey Davis Lee (Lord Miller), and Sam Crawley (Skybound) will partake in a Q&A.

UPDATED: Fri, Mar 22, 03:32PM

Saturday March 30, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 209

3:00pm

Reinventing Monsters
From the classic Universal Monsters to Kaiju to more modern horror icons, characters with long histories have been touched by many hands and been seen through many different lenses. David Precht (writer, Tethered), Scott "Fuzzy" Joseph (creator, Warren Hope) Nicolas Doan (writer, Monster Elementary), Cecil Castellucci (Star Wars Moving Targets, The Plain Janes) and Russell Nohelty (Wannabe Press) will discuss how monsters and the stories about them have evolved in popular media. Moderated by Michael Tanner (writer, Junior Braves of the Apocalypse).

UPDATED: Fri, Mar 22, 09:17AM

Saturday March 30, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 211

3:00pm

There and Back Again: A Tolkien Story
TheOneRing.net (TORn) staffers and special panelists Clifford Broadway (host of TORn Tuesday), Kristi Fojtik (founder of Tolkien Forever), Abie Ekenezar (host of Black and Blue: The Series), Justin Sewell (producer of TORn Tuesday), Nicole Roberts (outreach coordinator), and Nancy Steinman (art director and writer) will celebrate their 20th year of reporting on all things J.R.R. Tolkien. The wait to see Professor Tolkien's early life on the big screen is over as Fox Searchlight announced May 10, 2019, as the release date for Tolkien. Panelists also have lots to talk about regarding the Amazon Studios Lord of the Rings project, now in very active pre-production. They'll round things out with some plans for their 20th anniversary celebration events this year, and maybe a Mathom or two. Panelist discussion and Q&A moderated by Cathy Udovch (special events coordinator). We are planning a post panel event, you may want to clear a few hours from your schedule on Saturday evening.

UPDATED: Mon, Mar 18, 11:59AM

Saturday March 30, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 213CD

3:30pm

Alterna Comics: Finding the Audience for Your Comic
You've done what should be the hard part. You've made your comic. Now, how do you find its audience while competing with Marvel and DC? Pat Jankiewicz interviews creators David Lucarelli (Tinseltown and The Children's Vampire Hunting Brigade), Eric Borden (Scrimshaw), and Terry Mayo (The Wicked Righteous) about the unique marketing strategies that have helped make their comics a success. Free comics for everyone who asks a question.

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

3:30pm

CBLDF: Comics Change the World: A History of Women's Activism in Comics
From the medium's earliest days, women have taken to the comics form to communicate their messages to the world. Betsy Gomez (CBLDF Presents: She Changed Comics) will take attendees on an image-filled march through more than a century of comics activism, revealing how women used comics to address gender inequality, women's rights, and more!

Saturday March 30, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 208

3:30pm

Happy Birthday, Batman!
Calling all Batfans! You are cordially invited to Batman's official birthday bash! Join an all-star panel celebrating the Caped Crusader and his many incarnations across film, television, animation, games, and comics. Be there to wish the greatest superhero of all time a happy birthday.

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

3:30pm

Inside The Big Bang Theory Writers' Room
The Big Bang Theory writers will take you behind-the-scenes of TV's #1 comedy one final time before the series signs off in May. From huge guest stars to the final goodbye, find out what it takes to bring this show from a theory to the longest running multi-camera comedy in television history. The show's executive producers and writers will take you inside the writers' room for a lively discussion and special video presentation. From Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television, The Big Bang Theory airs Thursdays at 8/7c on CBS.

Saturday March 30, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Arena

3:30pm

The Her Universe Fashion Show Update
For the last five years, the Her Universe Fashion Show at San Diego Comic-Con has wowed audiences with its original geek couture designs. Every year winners are chosen and given the unique professional opportunity to design a fashion collection with Her Universe to be sold in Hot Topic stores. Come see Her Universe founder Ashley Eckstein and special panelists as they take you behind the scenes of the making of the fashion show, and find out how the winning designers went from runway to retail! Plus, be the first to see other sneak peeks from Her Universe!

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

4:00pm

Even if You're Paying for the Product, You're Still the Product with Cory Doctorow
The Internet is the planetary-scale nervous system for our species, and these days it consists of four giant sites filled with screenshots from the other three. The lesson of this moment in late-stage capitalism isn't that Facebook has figured out how to build a mind-control ray: Rather, it's that they've figured out how to scale up the paltry sums they extract from your personal life into piles so big, they add up to billions. WonderCon special guest Cory Doctorow shows us that fixing technology isn't a matter of paying for things instead of seeing ads: It's all about seizing the means of information and controlling your tech, rather than being controlled by it.

Saturday March 30, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 211

4:00pm

Geek & Sundry: State of the Sundry 2019
Founded in 2012, Geek & Sundry has continued to produce revolutionary programming, and this panel will take a look back at 2018 and what's to come in 2019 and beyond! Featuring Ivan Van Norman (Sagas of Sundry, We're Alive: Frontier),Daryl Crittenden (Asinine Wisdom), Jake Bennett (Asinine Wisdom, TBD RPG), Erika Ishii (Game Engine, Vampire: LA by Night, Sagas of Sundry), Amy Dallen (Sagas of Sundry, TBD RPG, Callisto*6), and Becca Scott (Game the Game, How to Play).

Saturday March 30, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 300B

4:00pm

GeekFest's Women of Sci-Fi
Moderated by Trisha Hershberger (host, Newegg, Geek & Sundry, Kingston, Nerdist), this discussion with Gigi Edgley (Farscape, Hashtag), Jackie Dallas (Stranger Things, Criminal Minds), Michele Specht (Star Trek Continues, Fallout: Nuka Break), and Taryn O'Neill (Live, Scirens) will focus on how women are leading and succeeding in science fiction in TV and movies, with conversation about gender equality, female empowerment, the #metoo movement and advice to women aspiring to enter the industry with attendee Q&A.

Saturday March 30, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 209

4:00pm

Mold/Resin Making, 3D Printing, and FX Techniques
Fon Davis (25-year veteran of miniature VFX), Don Wistos (worked as director of prop fabrications/mold making for productions/strategic operations), and Sam Girgis (owner of BiggerBoxModels/3D printing and prototyping) will discuss all aspects of garage kit modeling and utilizing 3D printing techniques for new and existing home business ideas.

Saturday March 30, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 210

4:00pm

Pop Culture Exchange in the Pacific Rim
Pop culture inspires creators and artists from all over the world. Exchanging art between East and Western culture isn't entirely new. Did you know there was a Japanese Spider-Man TV show where Spidey pilots a giant robot and that there's anime interpretations of beloved Marvel characters? Join Stan Oh (Plastic Ronins), Deborah Lo (Plastic Ronins), Ramses Rivera (Ramble Pak), Eri Kagami (Scarlet Rhapsody), and Jared the Greek (Eat the Magic) as they discuss how east and west have paid homage and appreciated one another's pop culture exports.

Saturday March 30, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 213CD

4:00pm

Comics and TV Writing: How to Bring the Page to Screen
From Batgirl and Doom Patrol to Watchmen and Y: The Last Man, an ever-expanding number of comic-based TV shows have graced our screens, but how do you translate one visual format to another? Alex Freedman and Nick Watson (Paper Team) bring an all-star group of writers and producers to discuss comics and TV. Panelists include Tamara Becher (Doom Patrol, Daredevil), Marc Bernardin (Castle Rock, Treadstone), Julie and Shawna Benson (Batgirl and the Birds of Prey, The 100), Christopher Monfette (Hellraiser, 12 Monkeys), J. Holtham (Cloak & Dagger, Pitch), and Samantha Levenshus (Nightflyers, Neon Future).

UPDATED: Mon, Mar 18, 11:59AM

Saturday March 30, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 207

4:00pm

Reimagining The Twilight Zone for the Modern Audience
When The Twilight Zone debuted in 1959, it became a worldwide phenomenon through its used socially conscious storytelling to explore the human condition and culture of the times. The godfather of sci-fi television, the show explored humanity's hopes, despairs, prides, and prejudices in metaphoric ways conventional dramas could not. The upcoming reimagining of The Twilight Zone from executive producers Jordan Peele and Simon Kinberg is coming to CBS All Access April 1. Hear from series producers and creative minds behind the series for an exclusive sneak peek and discussion on reintroducing The Twilight Zone to a modern audience.

UPDATED: Mon, Mar 18, 11:59AM

Saturday March 30, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
North 200A

4:30pm

Quick Draw!
By now, you've probably heard of this fast 'n' funny competition where some of the speediest cartoonists on the globe cross Sharpies in a test of who can draw the funniest idea in the least amount of time. Your Quick Draw quizmaster Mark Evanier throws the challenges at Sergio Aragonés (MAD magazine, Groo the Wanderer), Scott Shaw! (The Flintstones, The Simpsons), and Tom Richmond (MAD's star caricaturist). See which one emerges victorious. (Spoiler alert: Usually, the big winner at these competitions is the audience.).

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

4:30pm

Spotlight on Ryan Meinerding
Come and see how WonderCon special guest Ryan Meinerding, head of visual development at Marvel Studios, helps create the heroes and villains from the MCU. Ryan will be taking you through his concept art and talk about how they translate your favorite characters for the big screen. Moderated by Tara Bennett SYFY WIRE's senior editor/producer for the West Coast.

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

4:30pm

Tarzan, John Carter, and Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.: What's New?
Jim Sullos (president, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.), Cathy Wilbanks (vice president of operations, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.), author Christopher Paul Carey (director of publishing, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.), artist Thomas Yeates (Groo vs. Tarzan), and filmmaker Robert de Young (Tarzan Revisited) discuss new releases featuring Edgar Rice Burroughs' famous literary heroes, including comics, novels, role-playing games, collectibles, and Robert's award-winning documentary. Moderated by author Scott Tracy Griffin (director of special projects, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.).

Saturday March 30, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 208

4:30pm

The Immersive World of Entertainment
AR, VR, and mixed reality encompass the ever-evolving world of immersive entertainment. 2019 will see some exciting innovation, especially for consumers! This panel of immersive all-stars will spotlight what is coming for this year and the future. Panelists will include Joanna Popper (global head of virtual reality for location based entertainment, HP), Christina Heller (CEO, Metastage), Lori H. Schwartz (governor of interactive, Academy of Television Arts and Scientists), Christopher Morales (VRLeoUSA), as well as representatives from Framestore (Avengers, Harry Potter) and Magnopus (Magic Leap, Oculus). Moderated by Mark Murphy, producer of FutureTechLive!

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

5:00pm

Ask Alex Sinclair
Alex Sinclair will be on hand to answer any and all questions you may have about his comics coloring techniques, equipment, and just about anything you want to know but were afraid to ask. He will have all his equipment with him to help with demos.

Saturday March 30, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 209

5:00pm

Comic Pitch Review
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.

Saturday March 30, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 204C

5:00pm

Forging Careers in Fandom
Professional geeks tell all about how to start your own career pursuing your fandom! Learn how the pros started from being fans to becoming geek stars, featuring panelists who work full-time running RPG shows, cosplaying, planning nationwide geek events, running talk shows, and streaming on Twitch! Featuring Michelle Nguyen Bradley (plays Betty on HyperRPG's Rat Queens RPG, event director at Rilakkuma), Leo Camacho (host, actor), Satine Phoenix (community manager at Dungeons & Dragons, show host of Dungeon Master's Guide), Yume Gersh (Emerging Media Marketing), Emma Fyffe (host/producer at Movie Trivia Schmoedown, HyperRPG and ScreenJunkies), Brittany Walloch (director of events at Critical Role), and moderated by Mandie Roman (gaming/esports host and consumer products consultant). This is a rare chance to talk face-to-face with the minds running the geek scene and get tips on where to start your own career in fandom!

Saturday March 30, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 207

5:00pm

How to Build R2 and BB8
Do you want to know what it takes to build your own droid from the Star Wars galaxy? Southern California R2 Builders Mike Senna, Michael McMaster, William Miyamoto, Chris Romines, and Victor Franco will discuss how their robots were built and how they work. Topics include materials, blueprints, building techniques, tools, and the electronics used to bring their droids to life.

Saturday March 30, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 210

5:00pm

Introduction to Whovian Cosplay
Members of the Order of Gallifrey cosplay group will give you an introduction to Whovian cosplay. They'll show you how to make your wardrobe bigger on the inside and how to dress fashionably across all of time and space.

Saturday March 30, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 213CD

5:00pm

Science of Avengers: Endgame
Kyle Hill (Because Science, MythBusters: The Search) is joined by cosmologist Sophia Nasr (consultant, 12 Monkeys), quantum physicist Spiros Michalakis (consultant, Ant-Man), and electrical engineer Allen Pan (MythBusters: The Search) to break down all the pop culture-infused science and speculation heading into Avengers: Endgame. Q&A session to follow.

Saturday March 30, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 300B

5:00pm

5:00pm

Welcome To The Thunderdome: One-on-One with Vita and Danny
Comics are more accessible than ever! WonderCon special guest Vita Ayala (Livewire) and Danny Lore (Queen of Bad Dreams) answer questions about what it was like breaking into comics, and they'll share some of the tips and tricks they've gathered to break in along the way. Conversation and audience Q&A!

Saturday March 30, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 211

5:00pm

Terror of the 2020s: Where Horror Is Heading in the Next Decade
Rebekah McKendry, PhD, (professor at University of Southern California, horror genre expert, Blumhouse Production's Shock Waves podcast, Fangoria Entertainment), James Sabata (author, Fat Camp, screenwriter, Two Urinals from Death), Jared Rivet (screenwriter, Jackals; staff writer for Nickelodeon's upcoming revival of Are You Afraid of the Dark?), and Vincent V. Cava (author, screenwriter, producer/writer of Creepypasta: The Motion Picture) explore the directions horror will take over the course of the next decade, from the point of view of authors and filmmakers. Looking at everything from characters, tropes, and plots to CGI capabilities, filming with drones, and the rise of the next great director, this panel will showcase everything you want to know about the next ten years of horror and beyond.

UPDATED: Mon, Mar 18, 11:59AM

Saturday March 30, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
North 200A

5:30pm

Cartoon Voices
Once again, your moderator Mark Evanier brings together a team of experts in the art of speaking for animated characters, interviews them, and has them demonstrate what they do. The panel this time includes Jon Bailey (Transformers: Combiner Wars, Bumblebee), Phil LaMarr (Futurama, Samurai Jack), Alicyn Packard (Tom & Jerry, Poppy Cat), Rachel Butera (The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Jim Meskimen (Avengers Assemble, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), and maybe a surprise or two.

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

5:30pm

IDW Foreign Imports: Far-Flung Creators Bring Important Voices and Issues to Comics
In the interconnected world of 2019, news travels fast and opinions galvanize public thought. But beyond the scope of mainstream American comics lies a critical junction of journalism and non-fiction storytelling, where marginalized communities and voices are brought to the attention of audiences across Europe and North America. Co-author of They Called Us Enemy, Justin Eisinger (IDW editorial director, Graphic Novels and Collections) and other panelists will host an in-depth conversation on upcoming titles such as Burmese Moons (Sophie Ansel) and After the Spring (Hélène Aldeguer)-and the true-to-life events that make their stories so important.

Saturday March 30, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 208

5:30pm

Inside the Writers' Room: From Script to Screen: The Final Draft
Come see this annual all-star, insider look at your favorite TV series from the scribes behind some of today's hottest genre shows. This time they're bringing the writers' room to you as they discuss making an episode of a one-hour dramatic TV series in this amazing super-sized panel. Our heroic line-up this year includes moderator Chris Parnell (co-president, Sony Pictures Television), Gabrielle Stanton (Titans, The Flash), Ashley E. Miller (Lore, Fringe), Amy Berg (Counterpart, Eureka), Steven Melching (Star Wars Rebels, The Clone Wars), Ryan Condal (Colony), Deric Hughes (Arrow, The Flash), Bo Yeon Kim (Star Trek: Discovery, Reign), Kay Reindl (Swamp Thing, Freakish), Jesse Alexander (Lost, Heroes, American Gods), Sarah Watson (The Middleman, Parenthood), Brian Ford Sullivan (Arrow), Marc Bernardin (Treadstone, Castle Rock), and Mark A. Altman (The Librarians, Agent X). Also win a chance to receive a free copy of the new Final Draft 11.

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

5:30pm

Rob Liefeld's Major X
Comic book Legend Rob Liefeld previews his latest character in partnership with Marvel, Major X, ahead of its X-citing release in April. For the first time anywhere, get behind-the-scenes insight into the creation of the Major X-character event that recalls the ‘90s era art and storytelling that Liefeld made so popular.

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

6:00pm

A First Look at Child's Play
Get a sneak peek at Orion Pictures' upcoming Child's Play, a contemporary re-imagining of the 1988 horror classic starring Aubrey Plaza, Gabriel Bateman, and Brian Tyree Henry. Cast and filmmakers will be on hand to debut exclusive footage, answer questions, and share a very special announcement on the highly-anticipated film, along with audience giveaways. Moderated by Entertainment Weekly'sClark Collis.

Saturday March 30, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
North 200A

6:00pm

Finding Your Tabletop Tribe
You love to play games. You back new tabletop projects on Kickstarter all the time, but who is going to play all these games with you? From Monopoly to D&D, most games require more than one player. These panelists will teach you how to locate or start your own tabletop tribe while they play a game of their own! Plus, you'll get tips on building a social following. Panelists include Ivan Van Norman (host, Geek & Sundry), Chelsea Schwartz (founder, High Voltage), Ross Thompson (marketing manager, USAopoly), Zak Klapperich (D&D enthusiast, Archdruid), Danielle DeMasters (community manager, Emerald Knights), J.C. Reifenberg (creator, Scum and Villainy Cantina), and moderator Will Pasquin (game editor, High Voltage).

Saturday March 30, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 211

6:00pm

Getting the Right Voices into the Comics/Entertainment Industry
In an industry plagued by monolithic power struggles, readers and fans crave new stories and voices from the real and diverse world in which they live. The obvious place to start is with the upcoming generations. Come hear from educators, entertainment journalists, and industry professionals in the conversation as we discuss the fast-changing industry and how to get #ownvoice creators into these difficult-to-manage spaces from the classroom to the boardroom.

Saturday March 30, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 300B

6:00pm

Introduction to Marker Drawing with Blick
Comic artist Kit Seaton (Norroway, Afar) will guide you through the introductory basics and techniques of marker drawing. This panel will cover best practices and advice when purchasing your markers, paper selection, and basic technique on how to use your markers, everything to get you started with your first venture into the world of markers!

Saturday March 30, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 210

6:00pm

Making a Living by Being Creative
Director Ruolin Li (Dreamworks), voice actor Jon Bailey (Transformers, Honest Trailers), writer/executive producer Brendan Hay (Harvey Street Kids, Robot Chicken), writer/executive producer Dan Hageman (Trollhunters, Ninjago), and freelance artist Lee Kohse (Star Wars, Aliens, Voltron) discuss the business of being creative. With so many aspects of being creative to cover, this year's panel will focus on animation. How to get an idea from your head to the screen. Coming up with designs and writing the script, to casting the voices and ways to get it animated. Our experienced panelists will also answer your questions on all aspects of being creative. A must-see for anyone wanting to make a living by being creative. Moderated by Johnny Kolasinski (podcaster and former arts marketer).

Saturday March 30, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 207

6:00pm

Unnecessary Debates
Have you ever wanted to hear funny people debate topics you thought should never be debated like "Who wore it better: Tarzan or Gollum?" Come see Olivia Olson (actress, Marceline from Adventure Time), Jenny Jaffe (writer, Big Hero Six TV series), Abed Gheith (writer, Rick and Morty), and Genevieve Cosplay for an unforgettable geek showdown moderated by Tyler McPhail (host of The Grand Geek Gathering)!

Saturday March 30, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 213CD

6:00pm

Storyboards to Comics: The Art of Visual Storytelling
Storyboard and comic book artists Shannon Eric Denton (Deadpool, Batman), Roger Robinson (Batman, Halo), Mike Kunkel (Hero Bear, Spider-Man), Drew Johnson (Wonder Woman, Guardians of the Galaxy), and David Chlystek (X-O Manowar, Guardians of the Galaxy) explore the power and potential of visual storytelling across media. The panel will present examples of comics and storyboards used to impact readers and empower cinematography. The panelists will discuss incorporating a dynamic approach to storytelling in both comics and film while clearly defining the differences between the two mediums. Print, television, film, games, and other media all benefit from visual storytelling and now you can too.

UPDATED: Thu, Mar 28, 11:28AM

Saturday March 30, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 209

6:30pm

Animation Superstars
ASIFA-Hollywood is bringing together some of the brightest talents in animation to discuss the animation industry, tips on how to break into the industry, and challenges and triumphs along the way. Panelists will include Peter Ramsey (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Rise of the Guardians), Jorge Gutiérrez (Book of Life, El Tigre, upcoming Maya and the Three), Daron Nefcy (Star vs. the Forces of Evil), Jeanette Moreno King (Alien News Desk, Enchantment, Futurama), and Alonso Ramirez Ramos (Disney's Mickey Mouse Shorts, Steven Universe Movie). The panel will be moderated by ASIFA-Hollywood vice-president Brooke Keesling.

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

6:30pm

Psychology of Cult TV Shows: An Annual Review
Back by popular demand, this team of actors, TV writers, and psychologists discuss the psychology of beloved TV shows, such as Supernatural, The Punisher, Doctor Who, Arrow, Cloak and Dagger, and many others. Psychologists Dr. Janina Scarlet (Harry Potter Therapy; Dark Agents) and Dr. Billy San Juan (Doctor Who Psychology), builder and actor Tamara Robertson (MythBusters), TV writers Christine Boylan (The Punisher; Cloak and Dagger) and Deric Hughes (Arrow; Flash), and NYT bestselling authors Jonathan Maberry (V-Wars) and Alan Kistler (Doctor Who: A History) will be discussing these TV shows and more. Dustin McGinnis (Superhero Therapy podcast; Brothers McGinnis Music) moderates.

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

6:30pm

Gay Geeks and Where to Find Them
Entertainment industry professionals Mike Page CSA (director of casting TNT & TBS), Renee Jeske (Disney Music Group), Rick Montano and Vinnie Ingrao (writers, CW Roswell), Chris Riley (Male Cosplay Pinups), Ray Lancione (president of Qweerty, LGBT video gamer 501c3 org), and David Booher (comic book writer, IDW) discuss how to turn your favorite geeky fandoms into flourishing careers, the challenges and rewards of growing up gay, and how being a member of the LGBT community influenced their work. Moderated by Chandler Poling (White Bear PR).

UPDATED: Fri, Mar 29, 05:34PM

Saturday March 30, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room 208

6:30pm

Writing for TV: From First Draft to Getting Staffed
Moderator Spiro Skentzos (Arrow) and several genre showrunners, executive producers, and TV executives including Mark Kruger (Midnight Texas), Rockne S. O’Bannon (Farscape), Gabrielle Stanton (Titans), and Ryan Mickels (manager of current programming, Universal Content Productions) discuss navigating the TV spec terrain, including beginner's mistakes, what producers look for in a writer, and what it takes for you to write a killer spec that will stand above the crowd. There will be a huge Q&A component, so bring your questions.

UPDATED: Tue, Mar 19, 10:40AM

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

7:00pm

An Introduction to Constructing Foam Armor
Have you seen the great costumes in the Exhibit Hall and wondered how do they do that? Well, Aaron Engelbeck (a.k.a. Neo Cosman), Gary Griggs (a.k.a. Pink Wookie), and Erik Erspamer (a.k.a. erikvonwulf) will discuss the bare bones basics on how to get started with your first pieces of foam armor including materials needed. Q&A session to follow.

Saturday March 30, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 210

7:00pm

Fanbase Press: World of Trading Cards
Themed collector cards have been around for over 100 years. Now, trading card sets typically include sketch cards, which feature the work of established and aspiring artists. Led by Michele Brittany (editorials manager, Fanbase Press), panelists Chris Thorne (DC Comics' The New 52), Ashleigh Popplewell (The Walking Dead), and Caleb King (Rick and Morty) talk about their experiences working with Topps, Cryptozoic Entertainment, and other companies to create trading cards that celebrate some of our favorite franchises.

Saturday March 30, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 209

7:00pm

Geek & Sundry: All Things RPG-E
This panel will cover the range of RPG-E content that Geek & Sundry has to offer. Hear from both the creators and the talent on their personal experiences as well as their thoughts on the future of this exciting, burgeoning form of entertainment. Stay for Q&A with Deborah Ann Woll (Relics & Rarities), Xander Jeanneret (Relics & Rarities, We're Alive: Frontier), Ivan Van Norman (Sagas of Sundry, We're Alive: Frontier),Gina DeVivo (Callisto*6, TBD RPG), Jason Charles Miller (Starter Kit),Amy Dallen (Sagas of Sundry, TBD RPG,), B. Dave Walters (Vampire: LA by Night), Eric Campbell (Callisto*6), Erika Ishii (Game Engine, Vampire: LA by Night).

Saturday March 30, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm
North 200A

7:00pm

Star Trek SoCal Podcasters and You: Fun, Furors & Fixes
New Star Trek, more Star Trek-the fallow years are no more! So what's with the toxic online culture in social media-or is all that really . . . real? Larry "Dr. Trek" Nemecek (The Trek Files, Trekland's Portal 47) is joined by four other national SoCal-area podcasters-including Ken Ray (Mission Log: A Roddenberry Podcast, MacOSken), Alison "Kenna" Pitt (Priority One), plus Christine Rideout (trekmovie.com, ShuttlePod) and trek.fm's Aaron Harvey (Saturday Morning Trek, trekmovie.com)-to not only review the recent Discovery and five new Treks (and counting) but to detox and demystify the negativity and fake news out there.

Saturday March 30, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 211

7:00pm

The Science of Star Wars
Ever wondered which Star Wars tech could one day be a reality? Curious whether NASA would rather take C-3P0 or R2-D2 into space? Maybe you're still baffled by the Falcon making the Kessel Run in 12 parsecs (even if they did round down)? Expert panelists Farah Alibay (systems engineer, NASA-JPL), Kieran Dickson (editor, CometTV.com, MGM Studios), Emily Manor Chapman (mission planner, NASA-JPL), Fon Davis (Star Wars production designer), Travis Langley (editor, Star Wars Psychology), Eliot Sirota (VFX expert), and host Jenna Busch (creator, Legion of Leia) act as your Bor Gullet into the mind of Star Wars creators and break down the science behind a galaxy far, far away. Q&As and giveaways will follow.

Saturday March 30, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 300B

7:00pm

The Writer's Journey: Developing and Maintaining a Career in Hollywood
This panel addresses what a new writer needs 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 and 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 (Transformers: War for Cybertron, Marvel's Agent Carter), the panel includes producer Geoffrey Thorne (Black Panther's Quest, The Librarians), artist/writer Tony Puryear (Queen of the South, the Schwarzenegger film Eraser), writer Ubah Mohammed (DC's Legends of Tomorrow, Gang Related), and writer Brandon Thomas (Catalyst Prime: Noble, Skybound's Horizon).

Saturday March 30, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 207

7:00pm

The Marvel Fan Challenge
Nothing has done more to bring our fandom to mainstream than the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, not all MCU films are created equal. From the first Iron Man to Captain Marvel, join professional nerds as they debate the last decade of Marvel films until there is an ultimate winner. Audience members will also be invited to join in on the panel discussion! This is a must for any superhero fans! Moderated by Tony Kim and the Hero Within Team.

UPDATED: Thu, Mar 21, 10:30AM

Saturday March 30, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 213CD

7:00pm

Comic Creator Connection Saturday 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 down 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.

Saturday March 30, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 204C

7:30pm

Psychology of Harry Potter and Crimes of Grindelwald
Are you a die-hard Harry Potter fan? If so, join mental health professionals Dr. Janina Scarlet (Harry Potter Therapy; Dark Agents) and Travis Adams (Supernatural Psychology), as well as director Justin Zagri (Snape and the Marauders), Mick Ignis (Snape and the Marauders; Stan Against Evil), and SYFY Harry Potter correspondent Katie Aiani for an interactive discussion of the psychology of Harry Potter and the Fantastic Beasts films. Dustin McGinnis (Superhero Therapy Podcast; Brothers McGinnis Music) moderates. Room 300D

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

7:30pm

Tapas Media: Expanding Comic Book IPs into Video Games and More
Leading digital comic book platform Tapas Media explores the steps of how indie comic creators can creatively and commercially build their story, characters, worlds, and brand for future multimedia expansion (from games to filmed content). With the release of Dungeon Construction Co. and Demon House as comic-to-game examples, the publishing team and comic creators Josh Bakken (executive producer, Tapas Media) and Enzo (creator, EnzoComics) will discuss how you can grow your comic book IPs. Moderated by Barbra Dillon (FanBase Press).

Saturday March 30, 2019 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 208

7:30pm

Deadly Class
Executive produced by the Russo Brothers (Avengers: Endgame) and based on the hit graphic novel by Rick Remender and Wes Craig, SYFY’s breakout new series, Deadly Class, follows the story of Marcus, a teen living on the streets who is recruited into King's Dominion, an elite private academy where the world’s top crime families send their next generations. Cast members Benjamin Wadsworth (Marcus), María Gabriela de Faría (Maria), Luke Tennie (Willie), Liam James (Billy), Taylor Hickson (Petra), and executive producer/co-showrunner Miles Orion Feldsott will go in-depth on the critically acclaimed first season. The panel will be moderated by Deadline’s Dominic Patten.

UPDATED: Mon, Mar 18, 11:59AM

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

7:30pm

Writing Fear
Annie Wilkes, sledgehammer, your ankles. Is this your writing fear or your pinnacle of excellence? Or do you fear your writing will never hit a pinnacle of excellence? Don't fear your fears because these panelists will help you channel them into writing, especially horror. Nelson Soler (Co EP, Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists), Lia Martin (Netflix's Family Reunion, "Mediocre Mom"), Kristine Huntley (Freakish, Mind Games), Kayreth Williams (Humanitas New Voices Winner), Suzanne Park (Untitled Novel, Spring '20 release), and Teresa Huang (SEAL Team, Superstition). Moderator: Ken Choy (Essential Quintessential Harry Potter Collector).

UPDATED: Mon, Mar 18, 11:59AM

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

8:00pm

Bat in the Sun Presents
The cast and crew of the super popular, award-winning web series Super Power Beat Down are back. This panel will feature a Q&A where you can debate with the crew, learn how to grow your own YouTube channel, receive filmmaking tips, and hear about their newest projects. Stay for the premiere of some new secret video content!

Saturday March 30, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 300B

8:00pm

Gaaays in Spaaace: Live Long and Be Fabulous
For over 50 years, Star Trek fans have wondered if the LGBTQ community was a part of the all-inclusive, utopian vision of the future that Gene Roddenberry created for mankind. In 2016, Star Trek Beyond finally settled the debate when they gave audiences their first glimpse of a gay man who was alive and well in the future; followed by an actual gay couple on Star Trek: Discovery. ‘Gaaays In Spaaace' was created to celebrate this historic step forward and has been joined by numerous members of the Star Trek family at events across the country! GIS founder Dan Deevy and several surprise celebrity guests will discuss the journey so far, share opinions and experiences, discuss why it's taken so long to get here and why it's more important than ever for LGBTQ character inclusion in sci-fi to continue! Plus, everyone will receive a free GIS tote bag.

Saturday March 30, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 211

8:00pm

GeekEd: Office Nerdery
The team of educators at GeekEd return to WonderCon to show how building your fandom into your office space with Funko Pops, action figures, and Disney memorabilia can create intentional spaces to include marginalized students, start difficult conversations, and build community. Panelists include Emily Sandoval (USC), Kirk White (UCLA), Alina Lewis (USC), and Alfred Day (UC Berkeley).

Saturday March 30, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 210

8:00pm

Independent Creators' Summit: Completely Finance Your Indie Comic Now!
The Antidote Trust (TAT), America's premiere Independent Creator Collective brings together an illustrious panel to discuss the many ways to find the funds to publish independent comics. Moderated by journalist and author Hannibal Tabu (2019 Cultural Trailblazer Award, Project Wildfire) with Barbra Dillon (editor-in-chief of Fanbase Press), and panelists Russell Nohelty (bestselling author raised over $100,000 on Kickstarter, teaches The Complete Creative Academy), entertainment attorney Paul Husband, filmmaker and comic book creator Andre Owens (Force Galaxia, The Bovine League), and Wunderman Comics CCO Nate Wunderman (Earth Invasion, Time Corps).

Saturday March 30, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 207

8:00pm

Mythology in Final Fantasy
From the basis of the four elements to the summons we all love, there are many legends and myths that the Final Fantasy series pays homage too. This panel will explore that myths and legends ensuring that the fantasy worlds that have given us countless hours of game play will never be final. Moderated by Jared the Greek (Eat the Magic) and Deborah Lo (Plastic Ronins).

Saturday March 30, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 209

8:00pm

Whose Line Is It Anime?
Inspired by the similarly-named hit TV series, comedians Marcelous Sammuel (LycanNerd.com), Lemar Harris (producer, Otaku Comedy Tournament), Shelby McWeeb (Whose Line is it Anime?), Tyler McPhail (The Grand Geek Gathering), and host Ben Paddon (The Game of Rassilon) will compete in entirely improvised games of wit, cunning, prompts, and audience participation-voluntary or otherwise-all with a distinct anime flavor.

Saturday March 30, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 213CD

8:00pm

Geek & Sundry: Vampire: The Masquerade: LA by Night (A Live Game with the Coterie)
In only their second season, Vampire: The Masquerade: LA By Night has already proven itself to be one of Geek & Sundry's most successful new RPG shows! Based on the popular RPG from White Wolf Publishing, come and see B. Dave Walters (We're Alive: Frontier), Cynthia Marie (Sirens of the Realm), Erika Ishii, Alex Ward (Westworld, American Horror Story), and storyteller Jason Carl (creative director, White Wolf) as they do their first-ever live show!

Saturday March 30, 2019 8:00pm - 11:00pm
North 200A

8:30pm

Alien 40th Anniversary Shorts Premiere
Forty years ago, Chestbursters and Xenomorphs terrified audiences around the world for the first time. To celebrate the anniversary of ground-breaking sci-fi horror film Alien, 20th Century Fox Film provided an opportunity for six emerging shorts creators to produce thrilling new tales set in the same world. Two of these shorts, Ore and Specimen, will premiere exclusively for WonderCon fans. Written and directed by women, these shorts pay homage to another significant moment in film history, when Alien introduced the original kick-ass female heroine, Ellen Ripley. Moderated by Tara Bennett (Syfy Wire) with the filmmakers, The Spear Sisters and Kelsey Taylor, will follow.

UPDATED: Thu, Mar 28, 03:57PM

Saturday March 30, 2019 8:30pm - 9:30pm
North 200B

8:30pm

The 2019 WonderCon Masquerade
Our big onstage costume competition returns for its 15th year, featuring amazing, imaginative, and beautiful costumes crafted by our talented and creative attendees. Costumes from all genres, some as solo entries, some as themed groups, compete for trophies, cash, and other awards as given by our guest pro judges and representatives from companies and organizations. Our Master of Ceremonies is the always amusing artist, writer and Girl Genius publisher Phil Foglio. Entertainment during the judging intermission will feature the Lucasfilm-recognized Saber Guild lightsaber performance group and the talented and creative Corps Dance Crew. Doors open for audience seating at 8:00 PM but the line for choice seating starts forming earlier. See pages 00 for complete information.

Saturday March 30, 2019 8:30pm - 11:00pm
Arena