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Sunday, March 31
 

10:00am

Career Paths into Game Development
As the business of video games now surpasses the annual revenues of both film and music combined, public interest in pursuing a career in the game industry has staggeringly increased in recent years. This has spawned a wide variety of educational and vocational options for individuals to pursue game development, but how exactly does one get the knowledge they need and then find a job in this very competitive industry? Learn from veteran game industry professionals about what it takes to launch a game development career and how there are many paths into the industry.

Sunday March 31, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 207

10:00am

IDW: Hey, Kids! Comics!
IDW, the publisher behind Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, My Little Pony, Star Wars Adventures, Sonic the Hedgehog, Marvel Action: Spider-Man, and more, brings its editors and an all-star team of creators to show you how all-ages comics are created! Get in on interactive activities, secret surprises, and a whole lot of fun! You won't want to miss this. Plus, a free comic for every kid!

Sunday March 31, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 211

10:00am

Lasting Influences
Panelists discuss influencers from William Shakespeare to the Universal Monsters, from The Great Gatsby to the Heroic Trio, and from superhero squads galore to Dungeons & Dragons. Nadine Armstrong (occasional bookseller, always reader) will help readers discover who else may have had an impact on Sarah Kuhn (Heroine Complex), Ian Doescher (William Shakespeare's Get Thee Back to the Future!), Mallory O'Meara (The Lady from the Black Lagoon), Zara Lisbon (Fake Plastic Girl), C.B. Lee (Sidekick Squad series), and Adam Jay Epstein (Wiley Snare series).

Sunday March 31, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 300B

10:00am

Subjectify Yourself: Forging Representation Through Fanworks
This panel features Dr. Kaylie Allen (multifandom writer), A. Jordan Lambert (multifandom blogger), and Phoenix Mendoza (multifandom artist and writer) describing the transformative healing power of diversity and representation in fan works (moderator: Jen Stout).

Sunday March 31, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 213CD

10:00am

Queer Comics at the Crossroads
In the past several years, LGBTQAIU individuals have made great strides in representation in comics. The next frontier for queer creators is tackling characters whose experiences straddle not only a queer identity but the other identities that make people who they are: race, ethnic background, gender, religion, ability, and more. What are the unique challenges facing writers and artists who wish to examine intersectionality of identities? How do a character's additional identities complement or complicate their lives and loves? Moderator Viktor Kerney (StrangeLore, Prism Comics board member), and panelists Kristen Enos (Active Voice, Web of Lives), Sean Z. Maker (Bent-Con, Ramonah Rising), William O. Tyler (Queerbait), Sonya Saturday (Sonya Saturday's Comics and Art), and others will discuss creating characters and stories that highlight diversity and inclusion.

UPDATED: Mon, Mar 18, 12:00PM

Sunday March 31, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 209

10:30am

AMC and BBCA's A Discovery of Witches
Come for a screening of the first episode of the hit-series A Discovery of Witches. Produced by Bad Wolf and adapted from Deborah Harkness's critically-acclaimed and bestselling book of the same name, A Discovery of Witches is a modern-day love story, set in a world where witches, vampires, and daemons secretly live and work alongside humans, hidden in plain sight. The Sky original production stars Emmy®-nominated Matthew Goode (The Crown) and Teresa Palmer (Hacksaw Ridge) along with Alex Kingston (Doctor Who), Valarie Pettiford (Being Mary Jane), and Owen Teale (Game of Thrones).

Sunday March 31, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 300D

10:30am

DC Batman Art Academy
Sharpen your pencils and bring your notebooks because class is in session! DC is proud to be home to some of the most talented artists working in comics today. Join this fan-favorite lineup of artists for a unique look into their visual approaches to your all-time favorite DC superhero, Batman!

Sunday March 31, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 210

10:30am

The Adventure Film: All Genres Illustrated
Hollywood's Motion Picture illustrators Trevor Goring (The Dark Tower, The 5th Wave), Benton Jew (The Phantom Menace, Venom), Marty Kline (The Amazing Spider-Man, Terminator Salvation), and Ed Verreaux (Jurassic World, Looper) can create any type of adventure from superheroes in space to barbarians toppling Rome. Come see and hear how the films are imagined. Moderated by Tim Burgard (Rampage, Justice League).

Sunday March 31, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
North 200B

10:30am

The Entrepreneurial Spirit in Comics
Love all things comics? Love paying your bills too? What opportunities are out there for comics creators and comics lovers? Moderator Mark Waid (Daredevil) talks to WonderCon Anaheim special guests Julie Benson (Batgirl and the Birds of Prey), Shawna Benson (Green Arrow), Ryan Meinerding (head of visual development, Marvel Studios), and Liam Sharp (Wonder Woman) about the ins and outs of the comics biz and all its extensions.

Sunday March 31, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 208

10:30am

The Saving Throw Guide to Superhero RPGs
Meghan Caves (producer Saving Throw) discusses what makes superhero role-playing games so fun with Amy Dallen (Geek & Sundry), Mairghread Scott (Marvel Rising, Batgirl), Scott Woodard (The Sixth Gun RPG, Flash Gordon RPG), Jordan Caves-Callarman (Wildcards) and Markeia McCarty (DC Daily, Tempting Fate). They'll talk different systems, building characters you love, and how to adapt characters from comics and movies!

UPDATED: Mon, Mar 18, 12:00PM

Sunday March 31, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 213AB

10:45am

Remembering Stan Lee
Fellow fans remember the life and legacy of the legendary Stan Lee. Starting with the Fantastic Four for Marvel Comics in 1961, Stan (together with fellow co-creators, artists Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, et al.) brought to life the Hulk, Doctor Strange, Daredevil, and our favorite neighborhood Spider-Man! This panel will celebrate Stan the Man with a collection of fan art and the best of his cameos in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, plus stories of those who knew Stan and his genuine appreciation for his fans.

Sunday March 31, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
North 200A

11:00am

Lumberjanes: Celebrating Five Years of Friendship!
BOOM! Studios' Lumberjanes is one of the biggest success stories in comics-and it's time to celebrate five years of friendship! Co-creator Shannon Watters, writer Kat Leyh, writer Lilah Sturges, and executive editor Jeanine Schaefer will celebrate entering the biggest year ever for Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet's Camp for Hardcore Lady Types with exclusive giveaways for every fan in attendance. Moderated by Tracy Brown (staff writer, LA Times).

Sunday March 31, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 211

11:00am

Reboot: Reinvigorating a Tired Franchise, or Worst Idea Ever?
The entertainment world, with its plethora of great characters and interesting universes, is no stranger to reboots and expanding universes. It is often a chance to widen appeal and make it easy for new readers to jump in and gives a chance to update outmoded ways of thinking. These reinventions and expansions must navigate shaking up a formula, reframing a world, and bringing a contemporary eye to classic stories and iconic characters without alienating the core audience that fell for these beloved characters so many years ago. Join Cecil Castellucci (Female Furies), Jody Houser (Star Wars: Age of Republic), Sarah Kuhn (Shadow of the Batgirl), Jackson Lanzing (Star Trek: Year 5), Javi Grillo-Marxuach (The Dark Crystal) as they discuss how to breathe new life in old characters and avoid the unforgiving pit of the trite homage.

Sunday March 31, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 209

11:00am

Running a Successful Kickstarter for the Geek Industry
It's a lot more work than you would think to run a successful Kickstarter. Mike Syfritt, CEO of Pixel Brix, and a few other professionals in the comics and game industry will talk about the tips and tricks to getting your Kickstarter funded with great success!

Sunday March 31, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 207

11:00am

Technology Is Cold; People Are Warm
An arguably established aphorism in the field of speculative fiction is that stories that focus on technology can lack emotional content. Panelists including WonderCon guests Cory Doctorow (Radicalized) and Michael Grumley (Breakthrough series), S.B. Divya (Runtime), J. Dianne Dotson (Heliopause: The Questrison Saga), and Maura Milan (Ignite the Stars) will get to the heart of the matter with moderator Maryelizabeth Yturralde (Mysterious Galaxy).

Sunday March 31, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 300B

11:00am

Two-Faced . . . In a Good Way
Makeup effects artist Jeff Barkley (Delirium) demonstrates how to turn one makeup look into another (i.e., vampire into a zombie). He will be joined by pro cosplayers Trey Barkley (Sparrow's Flight) and Desiree Preston (Enasni Volz) to answer any questions.

Sunday March 31, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 213CD

11:00am

The 100 Season 6 World Premiere and Q&A
After the game-changing Season 5 finale, Clarke and the team make their way down to the new planet. They are left wondering if this planet is suitable for life, and if the human race can finally live in peace. What will they find on this new mysterious home and what will emerge from Monty's discovery of the Eligius III mission? Be the first to watch the Season 6 world premiere, exclusively at WonderCon, followed by a Q&A session with cast and producers, including Eliza Taylor, Bob Morley, Marie Avgeropoulos, Richard Harmon, Tasya Teles, Shannon Kook, JR Bourne, and Jason Rothenberg. See them answer all your burning questions. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Alloy Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television, Season 6 returns April 30 at 9/8c on The CW.

Sunday March 31, 2019 11:00am - 12:15pm
Arena

11:00am

Writers' Coffeehouse at WonderCon
Led by author Peter Clines (Dead Moon, Paradox Bound, the Ex-Heroes series, numerous short stories, and countless articles on the film and television industry), this session focuses on the business of prose publishing. The Writers' Coffeehouse is a bunch of writers sitting around talking about writing. No agendas, no requirements-just chat about markets, about pitching and selling, about conquering frustration and defeating writer's block, and about all of the good things that come from the community of writers. It's open to everyone-from absolute beginners to award-winners and bestsellers. Just show up, hang out, and talk. Or don't talk-lurk in the back and take notes.

Sunday March 31, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm
Room 204C

11:30am

Comics Arts Conference Session #7: Focus on Damian Duffy
How does a comics scholar win a Will Eisner Comic Industry Award? Step one, study comics. Step three, win an Eisner. To figure out step two, join WonderCon special guest Damian Duffy to discuss academic comics, the art books Black Comix and Black Comix Returns, his Eisner Award-winning collaboration with John Jennings in adapting Octavia Butler's masterpiece Kindred, and their forthcoming adaptation of Butler's Parable of the Sower. Travis Langley (Black Panther Psychology: Hidden Kingdoms) moderates.

Sunday March 31, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 210

11:30am

Spotlight on Greg Capullo
Batman artist and WonderCon special guest Greg Capullo (X-Force, Spawn, The Creech) talks your ear off and answers almost all of your questions.

Sunday March 31, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 300D

11:30am

Spotlight on Jen Bartel
WonderCon special guest Jen Bartel (Blackbird) will chat with artist Kris Anka (Runaways) about her unconventional career path into comics and how it quickly propelled her into being a recognized name-both as a highly in-demand cover artist and as an interior artist on titles like her own creator-owned Image Comics book Blackbird, The Mighty Thor, and Black Panther. Room 208

Sunday March 31, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 208

11:30am

StreetPass OC: Nintendo Quiz Bowl II
They're back! Are you the biggest Nintendo fan? Are you the Hero of Time that everyone has been waiting for? Prove it by competing with other Nintendo fans and showcasing your knowledge of all things Nintendo! Quizmasters Kiet Pham and Ryan Van Lu will determine if you have what it takes to be a Nintendo Master! It will be a smashing good time!

Sunday March 31, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 213AB

11:30am

Women on the Dark Side
Not all female artists/creators are about unicorns and glittery vampires and silly pseudo-bondage. Some women create truly dark and challenging art and content, with just a touch of humor and whimsy. Whether it's comic books, novels, or art, these are the women who are creating content that connects with our deeper, darker side. Featuring Megan Hutchison (Rockstars), Mairghread Scott (Marvel Rising), MD Marie (Vindication), Susan Lee (Wraith of Love). Moderator Barbra Dillon of Fanbase Press.

Sunday March 31, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
North 200B

11:45am

Comic Story Clinic
Have an idea for a comic story or character, but can't seem to focus it? Veteran comic editors Barbara Kesel (Watchmen, Hellboy, Star Wars) and David Seidman (Disney Comics), and artist/writer Lea H. Seidman (Teen Titans Go, My Little Pony) can offer tips on how to strengthen your pitch, characters, or story concept, and help you look at the project from the standpoint of an editor or artist who will have to draw it.

Sunday March 31, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm
Room 206B

11:45am

Marvel Rising: Heart of Iron World Premiere
Ironheart Sofia Wylie, Squirrel Girl Milana Vayntrub, Ms. Marvel Kathreen Khavari, and Patriot Kamil McFadden will be joined by Cort Lane (SVP, Animation and Family Entertainment) and Marsha Griffin (VP, Animation Current Series and Development) for an action-packed panel moderated by Kristin Cruz that will showcase the world premiere of the brand-new animated special Marvel Rising: Heart of Iron. Marvel Rising: Heart of Iron will introduce Riri Williams a.k.a. Ironheart to the Marvel Rising universe, voiced by Sofia Wylie ("Andi Mack"), in an epic adventure that sees Ironheart teaming up with the Secret Warriors to face-off against Hala the Accuser in their epic penultimate battle! Marvel Rising: Heart of Iron will premiere on Wednesday, April 3rd on Marvel HQ.

UPDATED: Wed, Mar 20, 12:58PM

Sunday March 31, 2019 11:45am - 1:00pm
North 200A

12:00pm

CBLDF: Know Your Rights: Education Edition
The First Amendment guarantees the right to free speech, but in educational settings, those rights can be hard to understand and defend. CBLDF and a panel of experts will hold a discussion of First Amendment rights for teachers and students and real-world tips for defending those rights. Moderated by Betsy Gomez (Banned Books Week Coordinator).

Sunday March 31, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 211

12:00pm

Collaborate, Create, Deliver
Writer-producer Javier Grillo-Marxauch (Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, Cowboy Bebop) and audiobook producer and narrator Colby Elliott (Wonder Woman Unbound, Sly Flourish's The Return of the Lazy Dungeon Master) will do a deep-dive into collaboration and the creative process, breaking down the how and why of getting your creative work out into the world. They'll discuss when the creative process goes right, when it goes wrong, when to seek feedback, and when to let it go. Javi and Colby will also talk and answer questions about their collaborative projects (the anthologies Shoot This One and Shoot That One) and their respective roles as composer and performer.

Sunday March 31, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 209

12:00pm

How To Create Your Own Novel
The Winner Twins, Brittany and Brianna, multiple award-winning and national bestselling science fiction authors known for their popular Strand series, explain how to create your own novel step by step, from building your universe to overcoming writer's block to the different paths to publishing. The twins, who are on staff at UCLA, have taught their unique creative writing method to hundreds of thousands of convention attendees, teachers, and students across the country. They will be joined by Todd McCaffrey (New York Times bestselling author, Dragonriders of Pern) and Steven Sears (writer and producer, Xena: Warrior Princess, The A-Team, Father Dowling Mysteries, Swamp Thing), plus other panelists to be announced.

Sunday March 31, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 300B

12:00pm

In Plain Sight: Using Everyday Fashion to Express Your Inner Superhero
Kim Henderson McAndrew and Benji McAndrew (InPlainSight, 9 O'Clock Bedtime Cosplay), Sarah Brockman (ConQuest AR), Christine Quimbo (Team Wicket), and Anastasia Washington (UnReelized Talent, Anastationtv) will hold a discussion on the differences between cosplay, stylized attire, bounding, and everyday fashion, followed by a discussion of how to integrate each into your daily wardrobe to express and celebrate your fandoms. Q&A to follow. Moderated by Justin Davidson (Justin Davidson Photography).

Sunday March 31, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 213CD

12:00pm

SuperheroIRL: Join the Real-Life Justice League
As Wonder Woman says, "It is my sacred duty to defend the world." Pop Culture Hero Coalition celebrities and activists work for real-life heroism over bullying, racism, inequality, misogyny, LGBTQI+ bullying, and other forms of hate in this timely intersection of fun and social justice! Discuss how TV, comics, and film can inspire us to create a better planet-and get plugged into how you can work for justice IRL. Panelists include Dr. Janina Scarlet (Superhero Therapy, Dark Agents), Dr. Andrea Letamendi (Arkham Sessions, TEDx Speaker), Christine Boylan (The Punisher, Cloak & Dagger), and Jenna Busch (founder, Legion of Leia; VitalThrills.com). Moderated by Coalition founder Chase Masterson (Star Trek DS9, Doctor Who Big Finish). We love superheroes; why not be one? "Pop Culture Hero Coalition is using Comic-Con's massive influence to spread its anti-bullying message," CBS News.

Sunday March 31, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 207

12:30pm

AMC's Fear the Walking Dead
Fear the Walking Dead cast members Lennie James, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Colman Domingo, Danay Garcia, Maggie Grace, Garret Dillahunt, Jenna Elfman, join showrunners and executive producers Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg, chief content officer Scott M. Gimple, and others to preview the series' upcoming fifth season, sharing behind-the-scenes anecdotes and exclusive new footage. Fear the Walking Dead returns this summer on AMC.

Sunday March 31, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Arena

12:30pm

Demon Creation to City Extensions: Storytelling Through VFX
Cutting-edge VFX have reached a level where anything that can be imagined can be taken from script to screen. From demonic possessions to city extensions, VFX industry leader Crafty Apes works on everything from sci-fi shows to period features. The team behind fan-favorites including Stranger Things, The Orville, Legion, Doctor Strange, Deadpool 2, and Ant-Man and the Wasp will dive into the ways in which visual effects shots were crucial to the storytelling process.

Sunday March 31, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
North 200B

12:30pm

Magical Comics for Kids
As a kid, everything is magical, and magic is believable. Bringing magic to life expands young minds, and these comics creators are experts at sprinkling that fairy dust. Dan Wood (youth librarian, Escondido Public Librry) moderates Mary Bellamy (Faux Facts and Ah Heck!!), Alina Chau (The Nian Monster), and WonderCon special guests Katie Cook (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic), Greg Pak (The Princess Who Saved Herself), and Dana Simpson (Phoebe and Her Unicorn) as they share their tips and tricks and a little hint of magic.

Sunday March 31, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 208

12:30pm

Spotlight on Tom King
WonderCon special guest Tom King discusses Mr. Miracle, Batman, and Heroes in Crisis. Tom will talk about his approach in humanizing these larger-than-life heroes in a way that's never quite been seen before in comics.

Sunday March 31, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 300D

12:30pm

Valiant: Bloodshot 101
Who is Bloodshot, Valiant Comics' unstoppable supersoldier? With Vin Diesel's Bloodshot movie from Sony Pictures coming out next February and some exciting Bloodshot comic news, Valiant's editor Lysa Hawkins, director of marketing Mel Caylo, and sales and social media manager Emily Hecht give you a crash course on this iconic character. What's Bloodshot's history, what are his abilities, and what motivates him?

UPDATED: Thu, Mar 21, 11:25AM

Sunday March 31, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 213AB

12:30pm

Comics Arts Conference Session #8: Press Play and Turn the Page
Hollywood regularly uses comic books to create the next summer blockbuster or hit television series. However, numerous video games have inspired their own comic book stories that provide insight into character backgrounds, narratives, and lore. This panel will discuss three well-known video games that use comic series to expand on their universes and to provide alternative perspectives. Daisy R. Herrera (California State University, Los Angeles) looks at how the comic series Assassin's Creed Uprising expands on the story of the mysterious antagonist, Juno. Jovi H. Hinojosa (California State University, Los Angeles) investigates Borderlands: Origins, a series that focuses on the protagonists of the video game of the same title and the specific events that send them on their journey throughout Pandora. Stephanie Herrera (Glendale Community College) shows how the comic series Bloodborne captures a different perspective into the critically acclaimed video game universe.

Sunday March 31, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Room 210

1:00pm

Children's Book Literary Agents
Hear from experienced KidLit agents about the do's and don'ts of getting published. There will be Q&A, but no book pitches. Panelists include Annie Bomke (Annie Bomke Literary), Laura Bradford (Bradford Literary), Masha Gunic (Azantian Literary), Thao Le (Sandra Dijkstra Literary), and Patricia Nelson (Marsal Lyon Literary). Moderated by Henry Herz (How the Squid Got Two Long Arms).

Sunday March 31, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 209

1:00pm

Cover Story
Some say the most important part of any comic book is the cover. If that's so, we need to talk more about cover designs . . . and talk we will with these acclaimed cover creators: Greg Capullo (Batman, Spawn), Tim Sale (Batman: The Long Halloween, Superman for All Seasons), and Jen Bartel (Blackbird, Black Panther). Your moderator as usual is Mark Evanier.

Sunday March 31, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 300B

1:00pm

Inside La La Land Records
Go inside the musical world of your favorite film and television soundtracks! Acclaimed independent soundtrack label La-La Land Records celebrates its 17th year with a behind-the-scenes look at their album production history, which includes the orchestral wonders of the recent sci-fi TV hit The Orville, their newly released 40th anniversary restoration of maestro John Williams' immortal Superman, classic Star Trek music releases, and even reveal some very exciting upcoming surprises in store for film music fans! The panel will include La-La Land's co-founders M.V. Gerhard and Matt Verboys, Mike Matessino (The John Williams Harry Potter Collection, Superman 40th anniversary, E.T. 35th anniversary), and much more! The panel will be moderated by label producer Jeff Bond (Star Trek: The Original Series Soundtrack Collection, Land of the Giants).

Sunday March 31, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
North 200A

1:00pm

Spotlight on Liam Sharp
Geoff Boucher (creator of Hero Complex) talks with WonderCon special guest Liam Sharp (artist, The Green Lantern) about his long career in comics and his hugely successful comeback to mainstream comics at DC. Liam and Geoff host an intimate, lively one-on-one interview and Q&A session!

Sunday March 31, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 211

1:00pm

X-Men: A Reflection of Ourselves and Society
The X-Men were created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby during a time of turmoil. As the Civil Rights Movement loomed over America, comic book readers were instantly drawn to Marvel's now-famous mutants. This favorite superhero team reflected not only current events but also people's fears and wants. Fast forward over 50 years, the X-Men now resonate in popular culture once again. Comics, film, and television have always been mediums for entertainment, but also a source of comfort, and X-Men fans can attest to that power through the experiences of the stories. Jessica Tseang (comic book historian, AMC's Secret History of Comics) discusses with Eric Lewald (creator of X-Men: The Animated Series), Julia Lewald (writer, X-Men: The Animated Series), and other Marvel industry veterans/talents, pop culture critics, and comic historians, on what the X-Men mean to them. There will be a time of reflection for Stan Lee.

Sunday March 31, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 213CD

1:00pm

Are Superheroes Social Justice Warriors?
Comic books have been pointing out injustice and bringing social issues to light since their outset. Over the years, this has ebbed and flowed, and currently, there is a merry war between both sides of the coin of too much and not enough. The comic industry is booming along with films and television series about superheroes. Panelists include Jason Lewis and James Mathis III, who will share their thoughts on this topic and how current commentary on social justice and diversity have affected the comic book industry. The panel will be moderated by Heather Newman.

UPDATED: Mon, Mar 18, 12:00PM

Sunday March 31, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 207

1:30pm

A Legacy of Evil: Creating DC Villains
From the Joker to Lex Luthor, Black Manta, and more, DC has created a legacy of the greatest villains in all of pop culture. A well-crafted adversary drives the plot of any story but most of all, they are the makers of superheroes. Come meet some of the writers and artists who've put their mark on the most wicked characters in the DC universe.

Sunday March 31, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 213AB

1:30pm

Bats on the Brain: Bat Versus Clown (and the Harlequin, Too)
2019 marks the 80th anniversary of Batman's debut in Detective Comics #27 and will see the premiere of The Joker motion picture. The grim, brooding hero who looks like a monster found his arch-nemesis in the bright, laughing monster who looks like a clown. What is it about these two characters that has kept them locked in relentless conflict through literally hundreds of stories? And why do people (not just Harley Quinn) love that killer clown? Join Dr. Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight; Daredevil Psychology: The Devil You Know) and his panel of experts as they try to answer the killing joke.

Sunday March 31, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 300D

1:30pm

Spotlight on Kendare Blake
WonderCon special guest Kendare Blake, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling fantasy series Three Dark Crowns, shares a brief and irreverent look at how she got here. Topics that may or may not be covered: switching genres from horror to urban fantasy to high fantasy, how to query an agent, drafting versus revisions, hairless cats, possible mix-ins for mac and cheese, and book-to-movie/TV adaptations. The Q&A will be wide open.

Sunday March 31, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 208

1:30pm

The Bumpy Road: From Animation Student to Animation Professional
Do you have what it takes to break into the field of animation? Every year students graduate with degrees in animation, but only a fraction of them end up landing a job in the business. Competition is fierce, and if you want to get your career started, you have to be prepared and ready to hit the ground running. In this panel discussion, producer Stephen Worth is joined by designer/storyboard artist JoJo Baptista and educator Taber Dunipace to offer tips that lead to success and advice on how to avoid common pitfalls. If you hope to pursue a career in animation, you won't want to miss it. This panel is brought to you by Animation Resources, a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization serving animators, cartoonists, and illustrators.

Sunday March 31, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
North 200B

1:45pm

Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
It'll take the unlikely unification of The Dark Knight and the Heroes in a Half-shell to overcome combined villainous forces afoot in Gotham City in the all-new, feature-length animated thriller, Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment proudly invites WonderCon attendees to be the first live audience to witness this tantalizing team-up at the World Premiere and its star-studded post-screening panel. The Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles all-star cast is led by Troy Baker (Batman: Arkham Origins, The Last of Us) as the voice of both Batman and the Joker, making Baker the first actor to ever play both roles in the same film. Opposite Baker are the Ninja Turtles themselves-Emmy Award/Golden Globe Award/SAG Award-winner Darren Criss (American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace, Glee) as Raphael, Kyle Mooney (Saturday Night Live) as Michelangelo, Baron Vaughn (Grace and Frankie) as Donatello, and Eric Bauza (Looney Tunes Cartoons, The Woody Woodpecker Show) as Leonardo. Other key members of the voice cast include Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) as Batgirl, John DiMaggio (Adventure Time, Futurama) as Mr. Freeze, Tara Strong (Batman: The Animated Series, Teen Titans, Teen Titans Go!) as Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy, Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants) as Penguin, Carlos Alazraqui (Reno 911!) as Bane, Cas Anvar (The Expanse) as Ra's al Ghul, Keith Ferguson (Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends) as Baxter Stockman and Two-Face, Brian George (Seinfeld) as Alfred, Ben Giroux (Hart of Dixie) as Robin, Andrew Kishino (The Lion Guard) as Shredder, and Jim Meskimen (Parks and Recreation) as Commissioner Gordon and Scarecrow. Jake Castorena (The Death of Superman) directs Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from a script by Marly Halpern-Graser (Mad, Batman Unlimited, Be Cool, Scooby-Doo). The film is inspired by the comic book series "Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" by James Tynion IV and Freddie Williams II (published by DC Comics and IDW Publishing), and based on characters from DC and Nickelodeon. Ben Jones (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Batman: The Brave and the Bold) is producer. Executive producers are Benjamin Melniker and Michael Uslan. Sam Register and Chris Viscardi are executive producers. Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC, Nickelodeon and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

Sunday March 31, 2019 1:45pm - 3:45pm
Arena

2:00pm

Archer: 1999 Advanced Screening and Q&A
Archer is FXX's Emmy® Award-winning, animated comedy that, in its upcoming 10th season, centers around the spaceship M/V Seamus as Archer, Lana, and the rest of the crew explore deep space and try to outsmart space princes, intergalactic pirates, and vicious bounty hunters. Come see a not-to-be-missed exclusive sneak peek at the upcoming season and the voice cast of H. Jon Benjamin, Aisha Tyler, Jessica Walter, Judy Greer, Chris Parnell, Amber Nash, and Lucky Yates, plus executive producers Matt Thompson and Casey Willis as they discuss bringing this animated series from script to screen.

Sunday March 31, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
North 200A

2:00pm

Comics 101: Making Sense of the World of Comics
Just getting into comics but not sure where to start? This panel can help! Hear from some of the industry's best and brightest including Jim Zub (Avengers, Dungeons & Dragons), Max Dunbar (Champions, Teen Titans), Mark Sable (The Dark, Graveyard of Empires), Biserka Stringer Horne (comics editor and facilitator), Ivan Salazar (comiXology PR and events), and more special panelists as they impart their vast comic knowledge by personally recommending series just right for you! See the eternal comics fans at comiXology along with a riveting panel of comics superstars as they become your guides through the awesome world of comics! Moderated by comiXology's Kiersten Wing.

Sunday March 31, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 209

2:00pm

How to Be a Pro-Gamer
Have you ever considered testing yourself against the best gamers the world has to offer? How do you get there? What is it like when you do get there? Get the ins and outs of training with a team, working with a sponsor, and finding your game. Panel will include Patrick Dees (co-founder and chief gaming officer of Project FANChise), Amy Allison (head of community, Skydance Interactive), as well as esports pros, sponsors, and team management. A robust Q&A will be part of the panel, allowing attendees to maximize their time with a terrific group of pros.

Sunday March 31, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 207

2:00pm

I'm in the Nerd Business
How do you create and sustain a business that caters to the geek lifestyle? Hear the answer from this panel of entrepreneurs whose businesses cater to a predominantly nerdy or geeky clientele: Audrey Kearns (Geek Girl Authority), Matthew Arevalo (Loot Crate), Janelle Badali (Badali Jewelry), Christy Black (Hero's Journey Fitness), and Lauren Matesic (Castle Corsetry). They'll discuss how these businesses started, how they sustain their service while competing with big conglomerates looking to capitalize on the geek marketplace, and how they sell goods and market services to a community seeking geeky authenticity. Moderated by David Nett (Geek & Sundry's Starter Kit).

Sunday March 31, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 213CD

2:00pm

IDW: Artist's Edition and More!
IDW director of special projects Scott Dunbier takes you on a guided tour of Artist's Editions and more! Find out the latest (no jokes, please!) news on the most lauded (and imitated!) formats in comics, as well as other exciting new projects. Joining Scott will be Mr. Full Bleed himself, Dirk Wood . . . and maybe even another surprise panelist or two.

Sunday March 31, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 211

2:00pm

Sketch-to-Screen: Aquaman, Ready Player One, Rampage, and Beyond
Visionary concept artist Aaron Sims (Stranger Things, Planet of the Apes trilogy) and the ASC artist team reveal the secrets behind their character and world-building concept designs, previsualizations, and visual effects for some of the most iconic film and television franchises of a generation. Through a series of 3D models, animatics, and breakdowns, they'll demonstrate how your favorite superheroes, villains, and monsters (Stranger Things, Wonder Woman, Ready Player One, and more) are brought to life from 'Sketch-2-Screen.'

Sunday March 31, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 300B

2:00pm

Comics Arts Conference Session #9: Medial Transformations
Victoria Minnich (Fishnik.Net!) shows how comics can depict the complexity of marine human-environmental problems that could not otherwise be captured or expressed by the languages of science or the written word alone. Tim Posada (Saddleback College) argues that the superhero film genre's visual and narrative excess (depictions of the "uncanny," narrative oddities specific to comics panels) makes these movies function more like comics. Meshell Sturgis (University of Washington) examines how autobiographical comics-as they appear in the music videos of Dreezy, Yemmy Alade, and Little Simz-reflect Black feminist means of performative resistance through the dual properties of comics panels as simultaneously closed and open narratives. Devon Keyes (Virginia Tech) argues that Jason Aaron's Doctor Strange repurposes the in-panel negative space to complicate the foreground, and that a reading of such a negotiation parallels the negotiation of physical space between the normal and mystical realms that Doctor Strange oversees and protects.

Sunday March 31, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 210

2:30pm

Keenspot's Junior High Horrors: How Making Fun of Movie Monsters Inspired the Popular All-Ages Comic Book
Keenspot's Junior High Horrors creator/writer Rob Potchak and artist Billy Parker discuss how their obsessive love of blood-curdling 1980s horror films led to the creation of one of the most popular kid-friendly titles in independent comics today. They'll also provide tips and hints on how you can create your own comics, and run through how best to submit your work to publisher Keenspot. All attendees will receive a free copy of Junior High Horrors #3, the Walking Dead parody issue!

Sunday March 31, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 208

2:30pm

Lawyers Go Batty Over the World's Greatest Detective from Gotham
Holy Liability! Lawyers answer the Bat-Signal to debate the greatest legal issues from Bat-tastic stories across comics, animation, television, and movies, over the last 80 years! How could the Gotham police in 1966 deputize vigilantes without violating the Constitution? What is the liability for a crime-fighting vigilante for the death of a child sidekick? What are the legal issues for a mental hospital acting as a prison for super-villains? Find out from our panel of attorneys including Steve Chu, Courtney McNulty, Hilary Davisson, and Joshua Gilliland. Moderated by Matt Weinhold of MonsterParty and brought to you by The Legal Geeks.

Sunday March 31, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 300D

2:30pm

Spotlight on Peter S. Beagle
Come for a fantastic discussion with WonderCon special guest Peter S. Beagle (The Last Unicorn) and moderator Delilah S. Dawson (Kill the Farm Boy: Tales of Pell), covering 50 years of The Last Unicorn, Star Trek, writing fiction and non-fiction, and evolving perspectives.

Sunday March 31, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 213AB

2:30pm

Super Asian America
From Amadeus Cho to Kamala Khan, Asian superheroes are powering their way into mainstream stories from the page to the stage. But they can't do it without help from the Asian American heroes behind the scenes. Racebending.com hosts a no-holds-barred discussion of the state of pop culture's Super Asian America with superstars author Paul Krueger (Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge), reporter Rebecca Sun (The Hollywood Reporter), actor Osric Chau (Supernatural), and comics creators Christina Strain (Runaways) and Greg Pak (Mech Cadet Yu). Moderated by Dariane Nabor.

UPDATED: Fri, Mar 22, 04:32PM

Sunday March 31, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
North 200B

3:00pm

Jack Kirby Tribute
Every year at every con, Mark Evanier moderates a panel about the man many call the most important creative talent ever in comics. Discussing the late, great Jack Kirby this year will be former Kirby assistant Steve Sherman, Tom Kraft from the Jack Kirby Museum and Research Center, John Morrow (publisher of The Jack Kirby Collector), and Paul S. Levine, attorney for the Rosalind Kirby Trust.

Sunday March 31, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 211

3:00pm

Selling the Hit: What You Always Wanted to Know About the Stunt Industry (In Memory of Eric Cajiuat)
Stuntmen and stuntwomen from Black Panther, Avengers: Endgame, Jumanji, Central Intelligence, and countless more discuss their experiences and offer advice in getting into and navigating the stunt industry in movies and TV, as well as how the industry has changed and is changing. Moderated by Justin T. Bowler.

Sunday March 31, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 213CD

3:00pm

Space Command Conquers the Universe
Marc Zicree's new cutting-edge space-going series is set in a hopeful vision of the future. The cast is a who's who of TV and film genre stars, including: Doug Jones (Star Trek Discovery, The Shape of Water), Mike Harney (Orange Is the New Black), Bruce Boxleitner (Babylon 5), Bill Mumy (Lost in Space), James Hong (Blade Runner), Mira Furlan (Lost), and John Hennigan (Glow), with designs by Iain McCaig (Star Wars), VFX by Mitch Suskin (Lost, Star Trek), and music by David Raiklen (Star Trek). Members of the cast and crew will show new footage and answer questions from fans.

Sunday March 31, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 207

3:00pm

Swipe Right for Superheroes
The hosts of Ready Set Geek! will give you a live podcast debate on which superheroes, villains, fictional characters, and sidekicks would be the best dating material. Alix Catherine (host, Ready Set Geek!), Cole Garrison (host, Ready Set Geek!), and JPG (CEO, Geek Say What? Network) will be accompanied by the "felted friends"/puppets and hosts of Perception Studio: Art Vega, Amber Reeder-Vega, and Danny Montooth.

Sunday March 31, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 300B

3:00pm

Where Do Ideas Come From?
Staring down a deadline? Running in fear from a blank page? Veteran writer/editor Barbara Randall Kesel (Shadowzone, Hawk & Dove) delivers a solution or three at hummingbird speed! For writers and artists, new or seasoned. Motivation or entertainment-you decide!

Sunday March 31, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 209

3:00pm

Starship Smackdown Anaheim
The must-see panel of Comic-Con, as profiled on NPR's "All Things Considered," returns in a special all-television edition, in which these experts determine which TV spaceship will win the highly-coveted Smackdown title. Can the Starship Enterprise defeat the Battlestar Galactica? Will the Orville be assimilated by a Borg Cube? Will the Ghost be eligible since it's a cartoon? This panel of sage spaceshipologists features Ashley E. Miller (Fringe, Thor), Steven Melching (Star Wars Rebels, Star Wars Resistance), Kay Reindl (Swap Thing, Freakish), Christian Gossett (The Red Star), Robert Meyer Burnett (Free Enterprise), Daren Dochterman (Westworld, Master & Commander), the pint-sized but wise Darth Thanos, and your jocular host, the Mr. Rourke of the stars, Mark A. Altman (Tor Books' So Say We All, The Fifty-Year Mission). Finish your weekend with the geekiest and most beloved panel of all-time in this or any other dimension, known or unknown.

Sunday March 31, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
North 200A

3:30pm

3D Printing 101: Why, How, and When to Make 3D Props
Chad Hoku (Hoku Props), Yasu Tano (Hiro Creations), David McGreavy (DomBobomb), Macy Dailey (MayYouSee Costuming), and Jesse Kwan (PropDepartment) discuss the basics of 3D printing, along with the benefits and downsides of using the emerging technology for props and costumes. The panel will include a portion of the time for a Q&A.

Sunday March 31, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 210

3:30pm

Buffy Musical: Once More With Feeling
The Powers That Be behind Whedonopolis, WhedonCon, and FandomCharities present an interactive screening of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer musical episode Once More with Feeling." Many say this is the finest, funniest, most ingenious episode ever to come out of the Buffyverse. But remember, the best part of the show is up to you! This episode was made for talkin'-back, and singing and shouting and dancing in the aisles, with or without your dry cleaning! Audience participation: It isn't just for Rocky Horror and mob riots anymore! "

Sunday March 31, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
North 200B

3:30pm

Full-Time Creative Work on a Part-Time Schedule
This panel takes the unique approach of talking about vital but base concepts, covering topics such as creating comic books, TV shows, films, and animation; hobbyist projects like podcasts; just-for-fun projects like costuming/cosplay or fan groups; and other creative categories like music, illustration. blogging, or web comics. The panel will help you understand group management and working dynamics, networking, time management, exposure, and pitfalls. The panelists are Sean Glumace (Adobe education leader, comic book letterer), James Frye (managing editor, The Con Guy), Gene Turnbow (general manager, Krypton Radio), Ron Coleman Ph.D. (molecular geneticist and comic book writer), Dr. Renah Wolzinger (chief policy officer, Credential Commons), Topher Davila (art director, Geekdom Wear, and producer), and Mario Martinez (co-creator, Tomato TV). Every person that attends will get a postcard of some of the collected tips, wisdom, and potential pitfalls talked about on past panels. Also, one lucky panel attendee will win a one-year (12-month) subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud (a $599 value) courtesy of Adobe education leader Sean Glumace.

Sunday March 31, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 213AB

3:30pm

The Art of Garbage: Writing the First Draft
Writing a first draft can be nerve-wracking. No matter your level of experience, we all struggle with doubt, insecurity, and perfectionism. A panel of published writers shares their expertise in overcoming these hurdles to your novel, screenplay, or academic publication. Dr. Billy San Juan (president: San Diego Chapter of HWA) is joined by Jonathan Maberry (New York Times bestselling author, V-Wars), Christine Boylan (TV writer, The Punisher, Castle, Once Upon a Time), Dr. Travis Langley (author, Batman and Psychology), Dr. Janina Scarlet (author, Superhero Therapy), Jonathan Butler (TV writer, The Flash), and Danielle Kaheaku (Barking Deer Press).

Sunday March 31, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 208

3:30pm

Voyage to the Stars
Enjoy this intimate (and hilarious) panel with the people behind the new hit sci-fi comedy show Voyage to the Stars. Hear from Felicia Day, Colton Dunn, Janet Varney, Steve Berg, series creator Ryan Copple, and guest star Amir Talai as they divulge what's in store for our intrepid crew. Panel attendees will be the first to know about a few tricks up this band of misfits' sleeves! Moderated by Chris Denson, this is one adventure you won't want to miss!

UPDATED: Mon, Mar 25, 04:22PM

Sunday March 31, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 300D

4:00pm

Comics, Coffee, and Conversation
Creator Scott Snyder (Batman, WYTCHES) is joined by comics librarians, educators, and fellow graphic novel enthusiasts for fandom conversations over coffee. Topics will range from how graphic novels are used in education today, how diversity is spreading in the comics community, and information about the new Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table of the American Library Association.

Sunday March 31, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 204C

4:00pm

Eye of Newt and Wool of Bat: The Science Behind Magic Potions and Spells
Potions class is in session! Is there some truth behind the enchanted elixirs and demonic deterrents in fantastical fare like Harry Potter, The Magicians, and Sabrina? Naturopathic doctor DeJarra Sims will walk you through nature's real-life tinctures for healing, sleeping, wit-sharpening, and love and also explain the science behind their effects. Moderated by Fast Company's Susan Karlin.

Sunday March 31, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 207

4:00pm

Fanbase Press: Celebrating Fandoms with Geeky Crafting
There are so many fandoms that we celebrate through TV, movies, comics, books, and other mediums, yet media consumers love to show their creative sides, too! Led by Barbra Dillon (editor-in-chief, Fanbase Press), panelists Chris Rubin (Bubbles and Things Soaps), Clarissa Thorne (A Geek's Guide to Cross-Stitch), Chrissy Callahan (TurtleBunny Creations), and Lauren Rock (Calliope Candleworks) will discuss the benefits that crafting can offer in providing opportunities for creative fulfillment and entrepreneurial expansion.

Sunday March 31, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 213CD

4:00pm

Inside the Comic-Con Museum
Museum staff and members of the project team will present a progress report on the upcoming Comic-Con Museum in Balboa Park, San Diego. Get an early behind-the-scenes look at programs and events that will be offered by the museum, and learn how fans are driving the development of a new kind of museum.

Sunday March 31, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 209

4:00pm

Remembering John Rogers
For those who have attended the WonderCon Anaheim Talk Back in the past, the face of John Rogers is a very familiar one. Outside of that spotlight, his years as the President of Comic-Con were marked by incredible growth for both the organization and the increasing social acceptance of popular arts fandom and culture. This year, to honor his memory, we will discuss his contributions to the organization and this field throughout the years.

RECENTLY ADDED: Mon, Mar 18, 12:00PM

Sunday March 31, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 211

4:00pm

Retro Review: The Matrix 20th Anniversary
The hosts of Ready Set Geek! are recording their Retro Review live at WonderCon, focusing on the 20th anniversary of The Matrix! Alix Catherine (host, Ready Set Geek!), Cole Garrison (host, Ready Set Geek!), and JPG (CEO, Geek Say What? Network) will be joined by Daniel Jerome (host, That Hashtag Show), Loryn Stone (PopLurker, Toy Wizards), and Jordan Rushing (photographer, Rushing Photography) to discuss cultural impact, emergent film technology, and how the film affected sci-fi that came after.

UPDATED: Mon, Mar 18, 12:00PM

Sunday March 31, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 300B