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Saturday, April 1
 

10:00am PDT

Building Stop Motion Puppets
Long-time animation educator and stop motion animator Larry Loc presents a low-cost, low-tech approach to the creation of stop motion animation puppets. Learn how to make sophisticated wire armatures with tools at hand and supplies readily available at your local hardware store. Learn how to turn armatures into effective stop motion puppets.

Saturday April 1, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Room 211

10:00am PDT

From Stage to Screen: Rock Stars on Becoming Film and TV Composers
Music lovers rejoice! An incredible lineup of musicians will talk about how they transitioned from famous rock stars to some of the most successful film and TV composers of our generation. They'll share stories from on the road, in the studio, and much more as they discuss the differences between working in the music, film, and TV industries. Panelists include Jeff Russo (Tonic, Legion, Fargo), Charlie Clouser (Nine Inch Nails, the Saw franchise, Wayward Pines), Mac Quayle (Rise Robots Rise, Mr. Robot, American Horror Story), Siddhartha Khosla (Goldspot, This Is Us, The Royals), Jeff Cardoni (Alien Crime Syndicate, Silicon Valley, Training Day), and Alec Puro (Deadsy, The Fosters, Sweet/Vicious) with celebrity moderators Stephanie Corneliussen (Mr. Robot, Legends of Tomorrow) and Amber Midthunder (Legion, Hell or High Water).

Saturday April 1, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Room 207

10:00am PDT

How to Get Press Coverage
Small press publishers: What makes the difference between an item that will get news coverage, previews, and interviews and one that 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 comics journalists themselves telling you what they are looking for in your submission. Panelists include Albert Ching (Comic Book Resources), Josh Henaman (Big Foot), Jez Ibelle (First Comics News, Geek-a-pedia), Alan Kistler (Polygon.com, Oodon.com), Francis Sky (First Comics News), Rob Salkowitz (ICv2 and Forbes), and Josh Waldrop (Red Gorilla Comics).

Saturday April 1, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Room 209

11:00am PDT

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-racial, religious, gender, 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? Join Prism Comics and moderator Tara Madison Avery (Gooch, Alphabet, Stacked Deck Press, Prism Comics) and panelists Vi Cao (David Doesn't Get It), P. Kristen Enos (Active Voice,Web of Lives), Viktor T. Kerney (StrangeLore), Sonya Saturday (Load World Comics), William O. Tyler (Ratboy), and Josh Trujillo (Love Machines, Death Saves) for a lively discussion of intersectionality in comics.

Saturday April 1, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Room 211

12:00pm PDT

Cosplay Makeup 101
This panel goes into what it takes to perfect your cosplay by having great makeup to go with it. Panelists will cover beauty makeup, appliance application, special FX makeup, sculpting, molding, casting, and wig styling. The panel includes Dawn Banks (plus size model, Batgirl: Spoiled lead makeup designer), Ashley Troub (Nerdist, winning look SDCC Her Universe Fashion Show 2015 and 2016), Keaghlan Ashley (Face Off season 7, Face Off All-Stars, Severus Snape and the Marauders key makeup artist), and Chrissy Lynn (Bat in The Sun's Super Power Beat Down, Truly Outrageous: A Jem and the Holograms Fan Film). They will help you answer your questions about makeup to match your costuming and cosplay. They will also offer tips and tools of the trade to use. Having makeup that matches the effort put into your cosplay is important. Moderated by cosplayer Mac Beauvais (model in Monstrous Make-Up Manual books 1 and 2, actress in The Gloaming).

Saturday April 1, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Avalon Room, Anaheim Hilton

12:00pm PDT

Her Universe Geek Fashion Portfolio Review
Are you looking to submit to the Her Universe Fashion Show? Or just want to get into the business of Geek fashion? Come and share your portfolio with industry professionals from Her Universe and Hot Topic. Get tips and advice on how to best prepare your fashion portfolio!

Saturday April 1, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Room 206B

1:00pm PDT

Landing Your Creative Career!
How do you open the door that leads to a professional creative career? What about changing careers when you've already climbed the corporate ladder? And for students, how do you know where to focus your study? From world builder to professional author, gamer to game developer, audiophile to pro composer, and storyteller to screenwriter-all have common threads that weave a career path. Genese Davis (author, The Holder's Dominion), Chris Avellone (narrative designer), Adam G. Simon (screenwriter), Eric Kieron Davis (senior video game producer, Star Citizen), and Sean Pack (composer) divulge their secret tips and tricks for creative entrepreneurs and share how they became successful, professional creators!

Saturday April 1, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Avalon Room, Anaheim Hilton

1:30pm PDT

The Her Universe Fashion Show Update
For the last three 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. Her Universe founder Ashley Eckstein, Cat Carson (senior brand manager, Her Universe), Ed Labay (VP GMM, Hot Topic), Andrea Lewis (VP brand marketing, Hot Topic), Jennifer Tisdale (EVP Blondie Girl Productions), and 2016 fashion show winners Hannah Lee Kent, Jesse Thaxton, and Camille Falciola take you behind the scenes of the making of the fashion show and their all-new collection for Hot Topic. Learn how these designers went from runway to retail! Plus, hear details about how to submit your designs for the 2017 Her Universe Fashion Show at San Diego Comic-Con.

Saturday April 1, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Room 208

3:00pm PDT

CBLDF: State of Censorship 2017
Get a global look at comics censorship from CBLDF. See how the new political climate is affecting free speech in the U.S., with increased scrutiny at the border and an abundance of local challenges to comics addressing diversity and equality. Explore how cartoonists are being prosecuted, threatened, and intimidated by authorities around the globe for making art. Learn how you can participate with CBLDF in making a difference and standing up for free expression.

Saturday April 1, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Room 209

3:00pm PDT

End Bullying: Be a Superhero IRL
Been bullied? Brandon Routh (Superman Returns, Legends of Tomorrow) invites you to turn kryptonite into your own personal strength with Pop Culture Hero Coalition's powerful panel, back by popular demand! Featuring activists Anne Wheaton, Dr. Janina Scarlet (author, Superhero Therapy), Dr. Andrea Letamendi (Under the Mask Online, The Arkham Sessions), Matt Langdon (Hero Round Table), a rep from Amnesty International, and welcoming back NOH8 Founders Adam Bouska and Jeff Parshley. Moderated by Chase Masterson (Star Trek, Doctor Who: Big Finish). Topics include geek, cyber, sexist, and LGBTQ bullying; racism; misogyny-and heroism IRL.

Saturday April 1, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Room 207

3:00pm PDT

Figure Drawing for Popular Media
Emilio Soltero, Ph.D. (John Buscema: A Life in Sketches, Draw the Line) presents a primer on drawing the figure for popular media, including drawing for comics and character design. The focus will be on anatomy and figure drawing. Emilio will lecture and demonstrate on figure drawing. There will be time to draw as well. Professionals and beginners are welcome. Bring your drawing supplies to draw models/cosplayers during this interactive presentation. Come ready to take notes and to draw.

Saturday April 1, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Room 210

3:00pm PDT

Writing Great Dialog
Short. Meaningful. Memorable. How do you write great dialogue? What works and what doesn't work? Harrison Ford once said to George Lucas, "You can type this sh*t but you can't say it." Writers from animation and comics, including Marv Wolfman (The New Teen Titans, Crisis on Infinite Earths), Craig Miller (Curious George, Beast Wars), Ernie Altbacker (Justice League Dark, Teen Titans: The Judas Contract), and Holly Huckins (Rugrats, Sheriff Callie's Wild West) talk about how to craft a great line.

Saturday April 1, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Room 211

4:00pm PDT

The Most Dangerous Women at WonderCon Anaheim: More than Just Cookies
UPDATED: Thu, Mar 30, 01:50PM
The doting girlfriend. The damsel in distress. The evil seductress. The tough girl who dies. Why are so many female characters such cookie-cutter archetypes? Why do so many fictional women lack the depth and variety of character of their male counterparts? How can fans and writers work together to create richer stories with more well-rounded characters, female and otherwise? Here to discuss the many archetypes of women in fiction are a group of women dangerous in their own right: moderator Katrina Hill (Action Movie Freak, 100 Greatest Graphic Novels), Dr. Janina Scarlet (Superhero Therapy), Brittany Walloch-Key (Black Feather Society), America Young (Geek & Sundry), Jessica Tseang (Little Geek Girls, Comic Book Historian), Alex Langley (The Geek Handbook, Kill the Freshman), and Tamara Brooke (Comic Book Resources, Seat 42F).

Saturday April 1, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Avalon Room, Anaheim Hilton

4:30pm PDT

Cartoon Voices
Once more, your host Mark Evanier assembles a dais of talented folks who speak for characters in animated cartoons and video games, and they demonstrate their artistry for you! This time, Mark has Dan Gilvezan (Spider-Man, Dennis the Menace), Elle Newlands (Skylanders, Star Trek into Darkness), Bill Farmer (Goofy, The 7D), Katie Leigh (Muppet Babies, Dungeons & Dragons), Daniel Ross (Donald Duck, Transformers) and maybe a few surprises!

Saturday April 1, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm PDT
Room 300DE

5:00pm PDT

Coloring with Alex Sinclair
Alex Sinclair and the folks from Copic provide a hands-on opportunity. Copic will have an assortment of their fine products available for attendees to use as they color along an image under Alex's guidance. He will show his marker coloring techniques live. There will be giveaways.

Saturday April 1, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Room 210

5:00pm PDT

Props Through 3D Printing
With 3D printing machines popping up everywhere for cheap, more cosplayers are diving into building their own props and costumes with the use of 3D printed parts. In this panel you will get to see a world of 3D printers and what each of them is good for and ways that even novices can model and 3D print their own parts. Dress in costume! A mini costume contest will be held for a chance to win a full scan in costume to be 3D printed! See 3D printers on display and printing, and learn what it takes to print and finish your 3D prop.

Saturday April 1, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Avalon Room, Anaheim Hilton

5:30pm PDT

Cinematic Storytelling for Comics
Award-nominated animator/director/comic book creator Stephan Franck (The Iron Giant, Silver) discusses how to apply the visual principles of film language to the comics page for clarity, emotional and cinematic impact, and making the storytelling accessible to the broadest possible audience.

Saturday April 1, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm PDT
Room 213

6:00pm PDT

Make Up FX for Cosplayers on a Budget
Makeup effects artist Jeff Barkley (Frost: Portrait of a Vampire, Monster Manor) will discuss and demonstrate FX makeup using items easily obtained from home and the grocery store. No need to spend a fortune on specialty materials. Jeff will be answering questions, along with cosplayers Trey Barkley (Sparrows Flight Cosplay, Joker) and DesiRee Preston (Enasi Volz, Harley), about makeup effects in conjunction with cosplay and film.

Saturday April 1, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Avalon Room, Anaheim Hilton

6:00pm PDT

Words Create Worlds: Lessons from a Storyteller
If you have ever thought "I want to write a book" or wondered if your story could be told in song but don't know where to begin or how to continue, this is perfect for you! Aspiring and current writers will want to take part in this interactive workshop to ask questions and learn about what it takes to be a published author or songwriter. Learn about the writing process from author, singer/songwriter James Morris (Sky Bound, Water Tower, Surface) as he shares the challenges and excitement that comes with creating new worlds. James will discuss the art of storytelling and share valuable tips, tricks, and organizational skills to help get you started and keep going. Bring your questions. Perfect for all ages.

Saturday April 1, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Room 210

6:15pm PDT

Nerdist Science with Kyle Hill: The Science of Mass Effect
Kyle Hill (Because Science, MythBusters: The Search) and nerdy panelists Matthew Patrick (The Game Theorists, MatPat's Game Lab), Dianna Cowern (PBS's The Physics Girl), Raquel Nuno (UCLA's Earth, Planetary, and Space Science, the Mars 2020 project), and Jennifer Ouellette (The Physics of the Buffyverse, Cocktail Party Physics) discuss the surprisingly accurate science in the sci-fi video game franchise Mass Effect, followed by a Q&A session moderated by Kyle Hill.

Saturday April 1, 2017 6:15pm - 7:15pm PDT
Room 300AB

6:30pm PDT

Publishing Unleashed! How to Get Your Written Work into the Hands of Your Readers!
If you have a passion to tell stories through the mediums of novels and comics, there are now limitless opportunities to produce, publish, and distribute your work. Of course, with so many options it can be a brain-scrambler to know which path is the best way to go. Is it better to go indie or seek out a traditional publisher? A panel of professional writers will discuss the many paths they've taken to get their work into the hands of their readers. Moderated by Neo Edmund (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Red Riding, the Alpha Huntress series) and featuring Marv Wolfman (The New Teen Titans, Batman: Arkham Knight), R. A. Salvatore (The Demon Wars Saga, Dungeons & Dragons: Forgotten Realms), and Joe LeFavi (Fraggle Rock, Thrilling Adventure Hour).

Saturday April 1, 2017 6:30pm - 7:30pm PDT
Room 208

7:00pm PDT

Molding, Resin Casting, 3D Printing, and Model Making in the Special Effects World
Fon Davis (25-year veteran of miniature VFX who has worked on over 25 feature films including the Star Wars series) will give you a behind-the-scenes peek at the world of practical VFX and how they fit in the digital world. Don Wistos (director of prop fabrications) will discuss molding techniques and the equipment needed to have a functioning shop. Sam Girgis (BiggerBoxModels) will discuss the 3D printing world.

Saturday April 1, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm PDT
Room 210