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Saturday, April 1
 

10:00am

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
Room 211

10:00am

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
Room 207

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 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
Room 209

10:30am

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
Room 210

10:30am

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
Room 208

10:30am

Quick Draw
It's another cartooning battle royale, a duel with sketch pads and Sharpies as three super swift scribblers attempt to make the Flash look lethargic. Competing will be (of course) Sergio Aragonés of MAD and Groo the Wanderer; The Simpsons and The Flintstones artist Scott Shaw! and the new kid on the dais, popular Internet cartoonist Lonnie Millsap. Putting them through their paces will be Mark Evanier, aided by suggestions from the audience. As always, no wagering, and may the best cartoonist win!

Saturday April 1, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 300DE

10:30am

Spotlight on Mercedes Lackey and Larry Dixon
Ask them anything! Mercedes and Larry have a unique partnership, from rescuing hawks to pampering parrots together, from flag marshaling at World Endurance Challenge (Le Mans) races to being in a geek-comedy series (The Gamers)-there's a lot more going on with them than just books and art.

Saturday April 1, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 213

10:45am

APB
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
Room 300AB

11:00am

Action Figure Insider: Plastically Incorrect
What happens when toy worlds collide? What would top toy makers say to each other if given the opportunity? Be a fly on the wall in this discussion among some of the leaders in the toy industry from companies both large and small. You will hear how and why things are done the way they are, the state of the industry, and their tales of woe and triumph as they make the products everyone loves. Panelists Bill Benecke (Mattel), Kevin Kiniry (DC Collectibles/DC Entertainment), Scott Klauder (Gentle Giant Ltd.), Jerry Macaluso (Pop Culture Shock Collectibles), and David Vonner (Mattel) discuss the toy industry and the toys they love. Moderated by Daniel Pickett (Action Figure Insider, Gentle Giant Ltd.).

Saturday April 1, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 209

11:00am

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-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
Room 211

11:00am

The Galactic Sandbox
Licensed fiction authors discuss writing the interior landscapes of fan-favorite and original characters. Chuck Wendig (Star Wars: Aftermath: Empire's End), Delilah S. Dawson (Star Wars: The Perfect Weapon), Cecil Castellucci (Shade, the Changing Girl), E. K. Johnston (Star Wars Ahsoka), and R. A. Salvatore (Hero: Homecoming, Book III, Homeland: The Legend of Drizzt, Book I) discuss the protocols and joys of playing in someone else's sandbox with moderator Maryelizabeth Yturralde (Mysterious Galaxy).

Saturday April 1, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 207

11:00am

The Relationship Between Artist and Model
With all the drawing software out there, why do animation studios, video game developers, and comics illustrators still use live-action models for character design and development? Panelists will discuss how art models contribute to and enhance an artist's vision, how to find the right one for a project, ways into the business, and how to make nontraditional body types, age, and disability work as assets. Panelists include art models Jennifer Fabos Patton (Gallery Girls founder), Margaret Baker (Spider-Man), Michael Q. Schmidt (Harry Potter), mo-cap model TJ Storm (Deadpool), and Disney master teacher Mark McDonnell. Moderated by Fast Company's Susan Karlin.

Saturday April 1, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Avalon Room, Anaheim Hilton

11:30am

Comics Arts Conference #5: Focus on Genevieve Valentine
CAC special guest Genevieve Valentine (Catwoman), author of the novels Mecahnique: A Tale of the Circus Tresaulti and Persona, writer of Batman and Robin Eternal and Xena, and winner of the Crawford Award, presents a talk: "'The Empire of a Wicked Woman': Catwoman, Comics, and the History of Power." Catwoman has been a lot of things in the last 75 years: thief, hero, crime lord, community advocate. But Selina Kyle isn't just Gotham's first moral gray area; she's part of a long tradition of women in power, both on the page and off-and there are some surprising parallels in how their stories are told. Valentine explores some elements of those narratives amid Catwoman's various incarnations, parallels, triumphs, and absences.

Saturday April 1, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 210

11:30am

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
Room 208

11:30am

Space: Playing Games in the Void
Collin Kelly (Joyride), Jody Houser (Faith), Ray Utarnachitt (DC's Legends of Tomorrow), Eric C. Campbell (Eric's TBD RPG), Jonathan Callan (Justice League Action), and Amy Dallen (The Wednesday Club) discuss how to approach the infinite possibilities of the galaxy as a storyteller and player in an RPG set in space, and engage in a Q&A moderated by Jackson Lanzing (Vast).

Saturday April 1, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 213

11:30am

WildStorm 25th Anniversary
It’s hard to believe that it has been 25 years since Jim Lee’s WildStorm first made its mark on the comics landscape with such memorable and innovative titles like WildC.A.T.S., Gen13, Stormwatch, and Deathblow, to name a few. Join Jim Lee and former WildStorm staffers and talented contributors including Ryan Benjamin, Carlos D’Anda, Richard Friend, Mark Irwin, Dustin Nguyen, Alex Sinclair, Scott Williams and others for a fun trip down memory lane!

Saturday April 1, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 300DE
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11:45am

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
Room 300AB

11:45am

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
Arena

12:00pm

Comic Book Team Ups
A comic can be hard enough to create when a story focuses on just one main character, but what about ensemble casts? How can one navigate the trials and tribulations of making a successful comic book team? Moderator Mark Waid (Archie) talks with WonderCon Anaheim special guests Sanford Greene (Power Man and Iron Fist), Marguerite Sauvage (DC Bombshells), David F. Walker (Super Justice Force), and Chip Zdarsky (Sex Criminals) about what makes a good comics crew.

Saturday April 1, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 209

12:00pm

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
Avalon Room, Anaheim Hilton

12:00pm

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
Room 206B

12:00pm

Spotlight on Andy Park
Concept artist and visual development supervisor for Marvel Studios films (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Thor: Ragnarok) and former comic book artist (Tomb Raider), Andy Park has worked on every single Marvel Studios film since 2010. Join Andy and moderator Pat Loika (Four Color Realities) for this visual presentation interview and Q&A session. There will be surprise giveaways at the end of the panel.

Saturday April 1, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 207

12:00pm

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
Room 211

12:30pm

Comics Arts Conference #6: President B****: Gender and the Superhero Narrative
Just in time for the heated and hated 2016 presidential election, Kelly Sue DeConnick and Valentine De Landro's Bitch Planet released its 9th issue, appropriately emblazoned with "VOTE" and "President Bitch." In this panel, Tara Prescott (University of California, Los Angeles), David Hall (Old Dominion University), Philip Smith (College of the Bahamas), and Maite Urcaregui (University of California, Santa Barbara), contributors to the upcoming collection Gender and the Superhero Narrative, will examine the role of gender in the superhero narrative, starting a discussion for the audience to delve into the larger issues of comics in a post-Trump America and beyond.

Saturday April 1, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 210

12:30pm

ComiXology Ask Me Anything
ComiXology, Amazon’s premier digital comics shopping and reading platform, spills the beans on everything you’ve ever wanted to know about digital comics, publishing, LIFE, and more—from how to publish your own comic on comiXology Submit to how to begin your own successful startup and even a behind-the-scenes look at the latest comiXology Originals releases. ComiXology CEO and co-founder David Steinberger, along with comiXology Originals head of content Chip Mosher, will answer all your burning questions in a Q&A of epic proportions! Moderated by Albert Ching, managing editor at Comic Book Resources.

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

12:30pm

DC Essential
New to comics? Are you at the convention because you're a fan of the great DC TV, movies, video games, or other sources? Binging a season of The Flash leave you wanting to know more about the source material? Well, look no further; this is the panel for you! Our panel of experts is here to help you along your journey through the wonderful world of comics! Come one, come all!

Saturday April 1, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 300DE

12:30pm

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
Room 213

1:00pm

Facing the Future: Tomorrow and Today
Speculative fiction authors discuss creating visions of the near and distant future that reflect and guide our present. With modern prognosticators Connie Willis (Crosstalk), Elizabeth Briggs (Future Threat), Leah Thomas (Nowhere Near You), Daniel Sweren-Becker (The Ones), James Morris (The Three Kingdoms Trilogy), and Genevieve Valentine (Icon).

Saturday April 1, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 209

1:00pm

Geek & Sundry Live!
Ivan Van Norman (Game the Game), Erika Ishii (Game Together), Hector Navarro (Dick & Johnson), Stef Woodburn (Mines 'n Crafts), and Eric C. Campbell (Eric's TBD RPG) discuss what it takes to make broadcast magic happen, as well as the the future of live programming. The Twitch crew will engage in a Q&A session moderated by Sax Carr (supervising producer, Twitch).

Saturday April 1, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 207

1:00pm

IDW Portfolio Review
An IDW editor will review your artwork and offer advice on your portfolio.

Saturday April 1, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 206B

1:00pm

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
Avalon Room, Anaheim Hilton

1:00pm

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
Room 300AB

1:00pm

The Aspen Universe Panel 2017
Frank Mastromauro (co-owner/president), Peter Steigerwald (Aspen co-owner), Vince Hernandez (VP/editor-in-chief), Mark Roslan (VP/director of design and production), J. T. Krul (Jirni), Scott Lobdell (No World), and David Wohl (Santeria: The Goddess Kiss) will reveal new Aspen Comics for 2017 and beyond, as well as hold a special Q&A directly with fans.

Saturday April 1, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 211

1:30pm

Kotobukiya 2017 Spring Preview
Get an insider's look at what's in store from Kotobukiya for this year and beyond. Guaranteed first-time updates and reveals. The Q&A session will allow a rare opportunity to gain insight from a team member directly involved in product development. And the always popular Lucky Draw will get you rising to your feet in a roaring good time.

Saturday April 1, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 213

1:30pm

Spotlight on Gerard Way
Gerard Way is a creator with many hats. As the lead singer of My Chemical Romance, he redefined rock 'n' roll for the 21st century. As the creator of The Umbrella Academy, he proved he could make comics as exciting and eclectic as his music. Now, as the mastermind behind DC's Young Animal, he is extending his vision to a line of books starring some of DC Comics's most off-the-wall characters. Find out what makes the new imprint-and the man responsible-tick in this special one-on-one with Vertigo Group editor Jamie S. Rich.

Saturday April 1, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 300DE

1:30pm

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
Room 208

1:30pm

Comics Arts Conference #7: Queering Comics
Andrew Barton (Texas State University) discusses how Vision offers a unique insight into the position of The Other through the story of the Avenger android's attempt to fit into a small community in his own ideal America. Karma Waltonen (University of California Davis) explores Kill Shakespeare's representation of the intersections of female villainy with sex, gender, and sexuality. Michael Lee Gonzales (Texas State University) explores how the transition from animation to comics of KaBOOM! Studios' Steven Universe allow for the exploration of queer spatiality/temporality and pleasure not possible in the animated version.

Saturday April 1, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 210

2:00pm

Aspen Portfolio Review
Vince Hernandez (VP/editor-in-chief) will critique artwork and offer advice on building a portfolio (artist samples only).

Saturday April 1, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 206B

2:00pm

Discover the Music of Comics
The hottest new bands are all in . . . comic books? Music and comics have always been intertwined, but 2017 is bringing even more of a musical influence to your favorite graphic fiction. Patrick Reed from Comics Alliance and top creators discuss the unique relationship between musicians and comic creators and how to authentically combine two of the most powerful forms of entertainment.

Saturday April 1, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 211

2:00pm

Live Talks Machina with the Cast of Critical Role
Join Brian W. Foster (host of Talks Machina) as he moderates a special episode featuring the cast of Critical Role: Matthew Mercer, Marisha Ray, Laura Bailey, Travis Willingham, Sam Riegel, Liam O’Brien, and Taliesin Jaffe. The Critical Role cast will discuss the latest adventures of Vox Machina and answer your burning questions.

Saturday April 1, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Arena

2:00pm

ScreenJunkies Live! Honest Trailers/Movie Fights
Honest Trailers creator Andy Signore, writers Spencer Gilbert andJoe Starr, and editor/producer Dan Murrell present a special live Movie Fights and never-before-seen Honest Trailer with special guests.

Saturday April 1, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 207

2:00pm

Spotlight on Olivia De Berardinis
Olivia is joined by a special guest model and Bob Self of Baby Tattoo Publishing for a one-on-one interview and Q&A session!

Saturday April 1, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 209

2:00pm

The Fans' Perspective: Underrated Disney
Michele, Chantal, Lulu, and Jerry are here to present The Fans' Perspective. This time panelists will be taking a look at underrated Disney films, such as Atlantis, Brave, and Treasure Planet. Attendees are welcome to become a part of the panel with discussion and interesting topics.

Saturday April 1, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Avalon Room, Anaheim Hilton

2:00pm

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
Room 300AB

2:30pm

First Forays into Comics
Everyone remembers their first time, and now these WonderCon Anaheim special guests are sharing their first comics experience. Moderator Mark Waid (Archie) discusses what it takes to get into comics with Michael Cho (Shoplifter), Lissa Treiman (Giant Days), Genevieve Valentine (Catwoman), Gerard Way (Umbrella Academy), and Judd Winick (Hilo).

Saturday April 1, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 213

2:30pm

Street Fighter: 30th Anniversary Panel
Get an exclusive look at the latest news and updates surrounding the year-long celebrations of Street Fighter's 30th anniversary. Expect sneak peeks at all the products and titles being developed, updates on the Capcom Pro Tour, and a few surprises as well!

Saturday April 1, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 300DE

2:30pm

Weird & Wondrous
Authors Chuck Wendig (Thunderbird), Delilah S. Dawson (Strike), Lila Bowen (Conspiracy of Ravens), Sam Sykes (An Affinity for Steel), Stephen Blackmoore (Hungry Ghosts), Kiersten White (And I Darken) explore the dark and dangerous products of their imaginations with Maryelizabeth Yturralde (Mysterious Galaxy).

Saturday April 1, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 208

3:00pm

BOOM! Studios Portfolio Review
Editors from BOOM! Studios are conducting portfolio reviews. Please bring sequential work relating to all-ages content as well as out-of-the-box ideas, plus cover art, color art, and materials showing off your personal style. No story pitches, please.

Saturday April 1, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 206B

3:00pm

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
Room 209

3:00pm

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
Room 207

3:00pm

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
Room 210

3:00pm

Hip-Hop and Comics: Cultures Combining
Hip-hop and comics are two American artforms that bring together disparate elements to create vast worlds of creativity. They share much common ground-rappers and graffiti artists utilize superheroic imagery and adopt larger-than-life alter egos; MCs and producers assemble universes with words and sound; comic creators draw on hip-hop's rich visual vocabulary and incorporate music, dance, and fashion into the fabric of their stories. Here, Patrick A. Reed (Depth of Field, ComicsAlliance) brings together an all-star group of graphic artists and musical innovators to discuss the ties between these two creative cultures.

Saturday April 1, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Avalon Room, Anaheim Hilton

3:00pm

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
Room 211

3:15pm

3:15pm

Rogue One: The Magic Behind the Mission
Hal Hickel (Industrial Light & Magic animation supervisor, Academy Award-nominated for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) describes his role in creating the groundbreaking visual effects in the first Star Wars stand-alone film. Access Hollywood's Scott Mantz moderates a Q&A session.

Saturday April 1, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Room 300AB

3:30pm

DC Universe: Rebirth
DC Universe: Rebirth has taken the industry by storm. The universe has been restored with hope and optimism, engaging storylines, and dynamic characters. Come discover more about your favorite DC superheroes, plus hear from the talented teams bringing these stories to life!

Saturday April 1, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 300DE

3:30pm

Hollywood's Illustrators Discuss Comics-Inspired Films
Before a camera is unpacked, before a set is built, the illustrators of the Art Directors Guild are brought in for pre-visualization-concept art, storyboards, key frames, and more. Panelists include Anson Jew (Wonder Woman, Passengers), Benton Jew (Wonder Woman, Logan), Robin Richesson (Preacher, Jack Reacher), Patrick Rodriguez (A Wrinkle in Time, Justice League), moderated by Tim Burgard (Independence Day: Resurgence, The Revenant).

Saturday April 1, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 208

3:30pm

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
Room 213

4:00pm

Marvel Original Graphic Novel-Deadpool: Bad Blood Panel
Join Marvel’s creative director Brian Crosby and writer/artist Rob Liefeld in this can’t-miss panel discussing Marvel’s all-new original graphic novel, Deadpool: Bad Blood! Learn all about what’s in store for the Merc with a Mouth when new villain Thumper shows up to take his revenge—and just how are Cable and Domino involved? Stick around after the discussion for a Q&A session to get all of your burning Deadpool questions answered!

Saturday April 1, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 209

4:00pm

Queers, Comics, and Social Justice
Are comics mightier than the sword? Can comics be calls for action, or catalysts for resistance, revolution, and change in a divided society? Now more than ever, comic artists and writers are claiming their diverse identities, writing their own histories, and using the artform to build empathy and understanding. Join Prism Comics, moderator Elizabeth Beier (Bisexual Trials and Errors), and a diverse panel of LGBTQ comics creators as they explore comics as a source of power and change. Panelists include Marc Andreyko (Love Is Love), Tara Madison Avery (Gooch, Alphabet, publisher Stacked Deck Press), Ajuan Mance (1,001 Black Men), and Sonya Saturday (2016 Republican Presidential Candidates Coloring Book). Prism Comics will announce the recipient of the 2017 Prism Comics Queer Press Grant at the end of this panel.

Saturday April 1, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 207

4:00pm

Spotlight on Bob Layton
Bob Layton will be discussing his 40 years in the business as writer, artist, editor, and publisher. Join the Q&A session with one of the comics industry's most prolific creators. Meet the man who revolutionized Marvel's Iron Man, Ant-Man, and X-Factor and who co-created the Valiant Universe of characters.

Saturday April 1, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 211

4:00pm

The Her Universe Fashion Show: Junior Design Session
Calling all aspiring fashion designers! Are you too young to compete in The Her Universe Fashion Show? Do you want to design your own pieces or maybe even work for a fashion company like Her Universe someday? If you are between the ages of 6 and 17, come and design with the Her Universe Team and Her Universe Founder Ashley Eckstein. This session is free with a WonderCon Anaheim badge and no experience is needed. Just come with your imagination and get ready to sketch out your designs!

Saturday April 1, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 210

4:00pm

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
Avalon Room, Anaheim Hilton

4:00pm

Space Goat Portfolio Review
Space Goat is the comic industry's premier talent agency and production studio, whose clients get jobs at Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, IDW, BOOM! Studios, and other top quality publishers. Space Goat wants to see professional-quality comic book story pages in pencil, pencil & ink, or color. They are not interested in a portfolio of pinup art. They want to see professionals and talented artists ready to be professionals.

Saturday April 1, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Room 206B

4:15pm

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
Room 300AB

4:30pm

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
Room 300DE

4:30pm

Spotlight on Hope Larson
In an interview with Cecil Castellucci (Shade, the Changing Girl;The Plain Janes), New York Times bestselling author Hope Larson will discuss her 12-year journey from indie cartoonist to writer of DC's Batgirl.

Saturday April 1, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 213

4:30pm

Tarzan, Barsoom, and Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.: What's Next?
Jim Sullos (president, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.), Cathy Wilbanks (archivist, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.), and artist Jorge Pacheco discuss upcoming releases featuring Edgar Rice Burroughs's famous literary heroes, including comics, novels, role-playing games, and more based onTarzan of the Apes, John Carter of Mars, Carson of Venus, Pellucidar, andThe Land That Time Forgot. Moderated by Scott Tracy Griffin, author of Tarzan on Film (Titan Books, 2016), this panel will include special announcements and a surprise guest!

Saturday April 1, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 208

4:30pm

Warner Bros. Pictures
Get a sneak peek at upcoming films from Warner Bros., New Line, and DC Entertainment Films, with special guests TBA.

Saturday April 1, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Arena

5:00pm

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
Room 210

5:00pm

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
Room 207

5:00pm

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
Avalon Room, Anaheim Hilton

5:00pm

Spotlight on Phil Jimenez
Over the last 25 years Phil Jimenez has tackled nearly every major character at DC and Marvel in one form or another, melding classic sensibilities with new. In this open-ended discussion with the audience, Phil will talk about his career and answer questions about comics, movies, teaching, and more!

Saturday April 1, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 209

5:00pm

Spotlight on Simon Spurrier
Everyone's favorite tea-chugging Eisner loser Si Spurrier (X-Men Legacy, The Power of the Dark Crystal, Doctor Who) will be presenting his acclaimed lecture/essay/presentation thingamabob, confusingly titled "The Pluripotent Panel." Gasp as he reveals the cosmic potential of the comic book form! Self-congratulate as you learn the sophisticated secrets of your chosen medium! Puke with laughter as he gets his slides muddled and has a breakdown on stage! Live-tweet your awkward questions about crumpets, Brexit, and fractal narratives in a bonus Q&A session! (N.B.-Probable sweariness. N.B.#2-Then, pub.)

Saturday April 1, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 211

5:15pm

The Nerdist Panel
The Nerdist crew, including Jessica Chobot (host of Nerdist News), Kyle Hill (Because Science), Rachel Heine (Nerdist editor-in-chief), Andrew Bowser (Nerdist supervising creative producer), Mike Shaw (Nerdist head of video), Joan Ford (Nerdist writer), and Aristotle Acevedo (Nerdist podcast producer) talk sci-fi, superheroes and discuss what it's like to work at Nerdist. Dan Casey (The Dan Cave) moderates.

Saturday April 1, 2017 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Room 300AB

5:30pm

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
Room 213

5:30pm

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
Room 300DE

5:30pm

IDW's Archival Art Books Panel
IDW has been blazing the way in archival collections, from Artist's Editions to the Marvel Artist's Select books and beyond. Greg Goldstein, Chris Ryall, Scott Dunbier, and special guests discuss what's come out so far and, most important, what's coming next!

Saturday April 1, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 208

6:00pm

Black Mask Studios: Debuting Tomorrow's Legends
Fresh off a dazzling run with breakout books Space Riders, Black, Kim & Kim, 4 Kids Walk into a Bank, The Dregs, We Can Never Go Home, and Young Terrorists, Black Mask has made a name for itself as the hottest launchpad to debut new talent and as the home for some of the coolest, most provocative comics around. Join Black Mask co-founder Matteo Pizzolo (Young Terrorists, Godkiller, upcoming Calexit) and creators Matthew Rosenberg (4 Kids Walk into a Bank, We Can Never Go Home), Holly Interlandi (upcoming Last Song), Adam Egypt Mortimer (Ballistic), Tyler Boss (4 Kids Walk into a Bank), and more special guests for a wide-ranging discussion of how new creators and new ideas are changing comics, and how you can be a part of it.

Saturday April 1, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 211

6:00pm

Inside the Writers' Room: From Script to Screen
If writers' rooms were like superhero teams, this would be the Justice League and The Avengers, here to provide an all-star insider look at your favorite TV series. The scribes behind some of today's hottest genre shows share their candid thoughts on how to write, rewrite, and actually produce the series you love (and sometimes loathe). Find out the deep, dark secrets (and low-calorie snacks) of the writers' room-and what happens after your script hits the stage and why editing is considered the final rewrite. The heroic line-up this year includes Gabrielle Stanton (Time After Time,The Flash), Michael Narducci (The Originals, Medium), Sarah Watson (The Bold Type, Parenthood), Javier Grillo-Marxuach (The Middleman, Lost), Ashley E. Miller (Black Sails, Fringe), Steve Melching (Star Wars Rebels, Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Jose Molina (Agent Carter, The Tick), and Mark A. Altman (The Librarians, Agent X).

Saturday April 1, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 207

6:00pm

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
Avalon Room, Anaheim Hilton

6:00pm

Valiant: The Road to Harbinger Wars 2
The road to Valiant’s biggest, most ambitious, and most impactful comic book event of all time starts right here at WonderCon Anaheim with a superstar cast of Valiant creators and staff. Jump on board to find out what the future holds for Harbinger Renegade, X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Faith, Divinity, Ninjak, and the rest of Valiant’s most powerful heroes . . . and how the coming of Harbinger Wars 2 will soon be felt across the entire Valiant Universe, with never-before-seen artwork and announcements.

Saturday April 1, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 209

6:00pm

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
Room 210

6:15pm

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
Room 300AB

6:30pm

Ball-Jointed Doll Collectors
Doll owners and enthusiasts gather to discuss the world of ball-jointed resin dolls from companies such as Volks, FairyLand, Iplehouse, and many others. Whether a seasoned collector or someone just starting out, you'll have the opportunity to learn basics and share tips. Come to share the beauty of your own unique doll or just to see the dolls on display, from tiny to towering. It's a great opportunity to experience the different types of dolls in the world of BJDs. Make new friends, both real and resin!

Saturday April 1, 2017 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room 213

6:30pm

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
Room 208

6:30pm

The Brave and the Toonstock: Warner Archive's Music Meister Sing-Along and Much More
You sing, we sing, everyone sings at Warner Archive’s annual celebration of cartoon music. This time, composer Kristopher Carter of Dynamic Music Partners will join Warner Archive Collection podcast hosts Matt Patterson and DW Ferranti and moderator Gary Miereanu will focus most of the fun on the tune-laden third season of Batman: The Brave and the Bold, building to the immensely popular “Mayhem of the Music Meister” sing-along. Join the festivities for a melodious salute surrounded by surprise guests, interactive performances, and cool Warner Archive prizes.

Saturday April 1, 2017 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room 300DE

7:00pm

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
Room 210

7:00pm

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
Room 207

7:00pm

Space Goat: From Evil Dead 2 to Terminator and More
Space Goat offers a sneak peek at their summer and fall 2017 lineup of books, board games, and more, including the Evil Dead 2 board game and their ongoing Terminator board game Kickstarter. Company president Shon Bury will be moderating.

Saturday April 1, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 211

7:00pm

CBLDF Live Art Jam
Celebrate creative freedom by seeing art made right before your eyes! The CBLDF Live Art Jam brings together a group of comics artists includingTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman, award-winning Shoplifter creator and cover artist Michael Cho, and other special guests, who will make art on the spot and share their perspectives on censorship and the creative process. Watch live art being created, learn about censorship, and bid to win the pieces made during the jam! All proceeds benefit the free speech work of CBLDF.

Saturday April 1, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Room 209

7:15pm

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
Room 300AB

7:30pm

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
Room 208

7:30pm

The Unholy Children's Book Massacre
It's the time of year for spooky stories, and there's nothing scarier than . . . your childhood ruined! Gather around the campfire and hear the hilarious comedians from LA's cult comedy press The Devastator read their twisted parodies of Dr. Seuss, Goosebumps, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, and the Toys "R" Us Wishbook! With Jenny Jaffe (Big Hero 6), Lesley Tsina (Funny or Die), Michael Levine (The Onion), Lee Keeler (FilmDrunk), and Micki Grover (BuzzFeed). You'll want your blankets and flashlights for this one. Also: s'mores for stress eating!

Saturday April 1, 2017 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 213

7:30pm

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
Room 300DE

8:00pm

Comics on Comics: Live!
Comics on Comics: Live! is excited to kick off its newest season! Juan Manuel Rocha and Vito Lapiccola are bringing along the newest member of the hosting staff-long-time collaborator Tim Powers. These three podcast powerhouses welcome some of their friends to the stage to talk about reboots and remakes. They'll end with an announcement about all the cool things they will be trying in the new season.

Saturday April 1, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 211

8:30pm

The 2017 WonderCon Anaheim Masquerade
This big onstage costume competition features amazing, beautiful, and imaginative re-created and original costumes crafted by talented attendees. Contestants compete for trophies, cash, and merchandise awards as bestowed by a panel of guest judges and representatives from various companies and organizations. The MCs are Phil Foglio and Kaja Foglio. Entertainment during judging intermission is provided by the Saber Guild performance group. Doors open for seating at 8:00 but the line for choice seating starts earlier!

Saturday April 1, 2017 8:30pm - 11:00pm
Arena