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Saturday, April 1

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

10:30am PDT

Comics Arts Conference #4: Do Genre Definitions Limit Comics Storytelling?
What part has genre played in the rise of comics and comics-related TV and film? We all know that different types of stories exist, from superhero tales to horror, science fiction, mysteries, and more, but at what point do those categories help stories reach fans and at what point do they become limiting? Was Watchmen just a superhero story? What about Captain America: Civil War, or Netflix superhero shows like Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, and Daredevil that embrace wide-ranging social issues, gender issues, and much more? Christina Angel (Metropolitan State University of Denver), Hannah Means-Shannon (Neil Gaiman: The Early Years), and Ilan Mitchell-Smith (California State University, Long Beach) discuss the fan-embracing role that genres have played in the history and development of comics, and the ways in which assumptions about genre limitations may still stand in the way of comics and comics-based storytelling reaching their full potential.

Saturday April 1, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am PDT
Room 210

10:30am PDT

Discover the Secret to Reinventing Pop Culture
There's never been a better time to discover new visions of your lifelong favorite characters in comic books, but what's the secret to modernizing and diversifying beloved mythology without losing fans? Find out just what it takes to turn your favorite TV show, movie, and more into a successful comic book that balances entertaining longtime fans with bringing in new readers with an eye to the future of entertainment.

Saturday April 1, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am PDT
Room 208

10:45am PDT

Police work isn't rocket science. It's harder. Executive producers Len Wiseman (Lucifer, Sleepy Hollow) and Trey Callaway (Revolution, CSI: NY) are joined by stars Justin Kirk (Weeds, Tyrant), Natalie Martinez (Kingdom, Under the Dome), and Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters, Grace and Frankie) for an exclusive sneak peek at upcoming episodes of FOX's new high-tech police drama and a discussion surrounding the series' 21st-century crime fighting force.

Saturday April 1, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am PDT
Room 300AB

11:30am PDT

IDW Entertainment: Wynonna Earp
The breakout hit of 2016 returns to WonderCon Anaheim! Join the cast and crew of the show that Variety named one of 2016's best new shows as they reveal what's in store for season 2!

Saturday April 1, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Room 208

11:45am PDT

Midnight, Texas Series Premiere
Universal Television presents NBC's new supernatural thriller Midnight, Texas. Welcome to a place where being normal is strange and only outsiders fit in. Based on the bestselling book series by Charlaine Harris (author of the novels that inspired True Blood), comes a journey into a remote Texas town where nothing is what it seems. Home to a vampire, a witch, an angel, and a hitwoman, Midnight is a mysterious safehaven for those who are different-a perfect place for anyone looking to hide from the outside world. That is, until the arrival of a powerful psychic and the murder of one of their own. As the town members fight off outside pressures from ever-suspicious cops, deadly biker gangs, and their own dangerous pasts, they band together and form an unlikely but strong family. Join your fellow "Midnighters" for an exclusive premiere of the pilot episode and a Q&A session with cast members François Arnaud (The Borgias), Dylan Bruce (Orphan Black), Parisa Fitz-Henley (Luke Cage), Arielle Kebbel (The Vampire Diaries), Jason Lewis (Sex and the City), and Sarah Ramos (Parenthood) and executive producers Monica Owusu-Breen (Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) and David Janollari (Six Feet Under).

Saturday April 1, 2017 11:45am - 1:00pm PDT
Room 300AB

11:45am PDT

The 18th Annual Animation Show of Shows
From nearly 1,000 films seen at festivals around the world, Ron Diamond (program curator and producer) has hand-picked an entertaining, inspiring, and empowering program of 17 top new internationally acclaimed animated shorts from Belgium, Canada, England, France, Israel, Korea, Latvia, Norway, Russia, Scotland, and the USA. Featuring all new works from Disney's Leo Matsuda, This American Life's host Ira Glass, New Yorker illustrator Chris Ware, and Oscar nominated shorts, Pixar's Piper and Google's Pearl by Academy Award winner Patrick Osborne (Disney's Feast). Following the screening, Diamond will conduct a Q&A.

Saturday April 1, 2017 11:45am - 1:45pm PDT

12:00pm PDT

Valiant Digital: Ninjak vs. The Valiant Universe and Beyond
Valiant's Josh Johns and Dinesh Shamdasani and special surprise guests collide MI-6's deadly assassin against a gauntlet of Valiant's most formidable heroes with new footage from Ninjak Vs. The Valiant Universe-the bone-shattering live-action series coming in 2017. Plus: major news and announcements about new Valiant digital projects.

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

12:30pm PDT

Scoring the Future: Writing Music for Sci-Fi
How do you create music for something that doesn't exist yet? Panelists answer this question and many others about creating soundtracks for movies and TV shows set in a future that may or may not come to pass. Featuring composers Greg Edmonson (Firefly), Andrew Lockington (The Space Between Us), Heather McIntosh (Z for Zachariah), Tree Adams (The 100), and Michael Kramer (LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures). Moderated by senior director of film, TV, and visual media at BMI Anne Cecere and Chandler Poling of White Bear PR. Followed by a Q&A with the audience and a chance to receive exciting giveaways.

Saturday April 1, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
Room 213

1:00pm PDT

Syfy's The Magicians
How about a trip to Fillory (and Further)? Jason Ralph (Quentin Coldwater), Stella Maeve (Julia Wicker), and executive producers Sera Gamble and John McNamara present an inside look at The Magicians, Syfy’s hit show based on Lev Grossman’s bestselling novels. With only three episodes remaining this season, you might want to bring a batch of truth serum to uncover some secrets!

Saturday April 1, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Room 300AB

2:00pm PDT

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Executive producer and head of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb, series stars, and producers of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. talk all things season 4. Find out what's coming up with a Q&A and special screening of a never-before-seen episode. The action-packed series from Marvel Television returns this April, airing Tuesdays, 10/9c on ABC.

Saturday April 1, 2017 2:00pm - 3:15pm PDT
Room 300AB

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

3:15pm PDT

3:30pm PDT

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: A Shell of a Good Time Panel Bonanza
The current TMNT brain trust of Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, and Bobby Curnow discuss the Turtles' past, present, and the threat from Dimension X looming in their future! Also announcing new creators and TMNT projects for 2017 and beyond!

Saturday April 1, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Room 213

4:15pm PDT

IndieWire's Fan Favorites Showrunners
Moderated by IndieWire executive editor Michael Schneider, an all-star panel of showrunners behind some of the coolest TV out there will swap stories and insights about the behind-the-scenes inner workings of your favorite shows. Panelists include Marc Guggenheim (Arrow, DC's Legends of Tomorrow), Jessica Goldberg (The Path), Jonah Ray (Mystery Science Theater 3000, Hidden America with Jonah Ray), Sera Gamble (The Magicians), Raphael Bob-Waksberg (BoJack Horseman), and Aline Brosh McKenna (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend).

Saturday April 1, 2017 4:15pm - 5:15pm PDT
Room 300AB

5:00pm PDT

North by NorthWestworld
Beware the man in black for speculation, predictions, and reflections on sci-fi's most exciting new series, Westworld. This panel of experts from Geek Magazine will discuss the past, present, and future of HBO’s hit new series and go beyond Westworld, discussing the history of automatons run amok in sci-fi history as well as futureworlds. Geek journalists Nikki Griffin, Alexandra August, and Edward Gross along with cyborg scribe Ashley E. Miller (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles), and filmmaker Charles de Lauzirika join moderator Scott Mantz (film critic, Access Hollywood) for some reveries. Are they real or are they robots? Brought to you by Delos.

Saturday April 1, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Room 207

5:30pm PDT

DreamWorks Voltron: Legendary Defender, A Netflix Original Series
Executive producer Joaquim Dos Santos, co-executive producer Lauren Montgomery, story editor Tim Hedrick, and voice cast members offer an in-depth discussion of the epic second season of the critically acclaimed Netflix original series DreamWorks Voltron: Legendary Defender. They'll highlight their favorite moments and come ready for an extended fan Q&A. The conversation will be moderated by Kyle Anderson of Nerdist and panel attendees will receive a WonderCon Anaheim exclusive poster created by Dos Santos.

Saturday April 1, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm PDT
Room 300DE

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

7:00pm PDT

Nerdist TV: Tech the Future, Tech the World
Alicia Lutes (Nerdist managing editor and host of Fangirling) and special guests Cory Bird (co-producer, Colony), Naren Shankar (showrunner, The Expanse), and Mackenzie Donaldson (producer, Orphan Black) as they dissect how on-screen technology has changed TV stories . . . and even the world, followed by a Q&A moderated by Alicia Lutes.

Saturday April 1, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm PDT
Room 207

7:15pm PDT

VFX of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Mark Kolpack (visual effects supervisor, Marvel), Sabrina Arnold (visual effects producer, Marvel), Kevin Lingenfelser (visual effects supervisor, FuseFX), and Dan Mellitz (visual effects supervisor, CoSA VFX) discuss what is needed to take characters like Ghost Rider, Hive, Quake, and others out of the comics and onto television. Moderated by Shawn Richter from The Marvel Report.

Saturday April 1, 2017 7:15pm - 8:15pm PDT
Room 300AB

7:30pm PDT

Nerd Up or Shut Up Live
Tune into Legion of Leia's own Nerd Up or Shut Up podcast. Join in on the conversation as you step into the next episode and chat and debate all things nerdy with hosts Anastasia Washington (Coyote Magnate), Maggie Olbrich (Nerd Up or Shut Up), Emalee Burditt (Nerd Up or Shut Up), Richard Sheehan (Nerd Up or Shut Up), and moderator Aabria Lipscomb (Coyote Magnate).

Saturday April 1, 2017 7:30pm - 8:30pm PDT
Room 208

7:30pm PDT

U.S. Premiere Screening of Doctor Who Spin-Off Class
UPDATED: Fri, Mar 17, 07:47PM
End your day with BBCA and Nerdist for the exclusive U.S. premiere screening of Doctor Who spinoff, Class. From award-winning writer and Class creator Patrick Ness (novel and film A Monster Calls, novel Chaos Walking) and executive produced by the team behind Doctor Who, Steven Moffat and Brian Minchin, Class is set in London's Coal Hill School, where four students who have hidden secrets and desires navigate a life of friends, parents, schoolwork, sex, sorrow-and possibly the end of existence. Coal Hill School has been a part of the Doctor Who universe since the very beginning, but that has come at a price. Time traveling over the years has caused the very walls of space and time to become thin. There's something pressing in on the other side, something waiting for its chance to kill everyone and everything, to bring us all into Shadow. Class is a BBC America co-production and premieres Saturday, April 15, 10:10/9:10c following the season premiere of Doctor Who at 9/8c.

Saturday April 1, 2017 7:30pm - 8:30pm PDT
Room 300DE