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Friday, March 31
 

12:00pm

Fandom & Fiction
UPDATED: Thu, Mar 30, 09:42PM
Authors Sam Sykes (Pathfinder Tales: Shy Knives), Ashley Poston (Geekerella), Sarah Kuhn (Heroine Complex), and Cecil Castellucci (Shade, the Changing Girl) talk about celebrating fandom in shared worlds and original fiction, with moderator Maryelizabeth Yutrralde (Mysterious Galaxy).

Friday March 31, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 209

12:00pm

Spiritual Themes in Comics
With the impact that religious beliefs have on a culture and how they can shape a culture, the panelists will discuss the influence and future implications of spiritual themes in the arena of comics, animation, and other related material. Panelists include Travis Hanson (Big Imagination), Tyler Smith (More Than One Lesson), B. Dave Walters (Electropunk), Scott Marcano (Diablo Publishing), and Frederick Price (Crenshaw Christian Center), and will be moderated by Eric Jansen (Foursquare Mission Press).

Friday March 31, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 211

12:15pm

In What Universe? Key Creatives on Comic Book, Superhero, and Fiction Favorites
UPDATED: Tue, Mar 28, 09:07PM
Explore the worlds of fan-favorite projects through the eyes of the creatives who shape them. Get the perspectives of several behind-the-camera talents whose work is crucial to defining the way that the story is told. Learn from these unsung heroes as they take you from script to screen and show you the process in between. Panelists include: Tony Solomons (editor, The Vampire Diaries, Freakish), Elaine Montalvo (costume designer, The Walking Dead S7), Philip Harrison (editor, Mr. Robot, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Gary Kordan (production designer, Key & Peele, Workaholics), Marc Pattavina (editor, Lucifer), and Maggie Fung (makeup department, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull & Matrix Reloaded), with celebrity moderators Tom Payne (The Walking Dead) and Chris Villain (social media influencer) and introduction by Maureen Toth, principal agent at Eastern Talent Agency.

Friday March 31, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Room 300AB

12:30pm

The Mark, Sergio, Stan, and Sometimes Tom Show!
The folks who bring you Groo the Wanderer tell you how (and maybe why) they bring you Groo the Wanderer and maybe other things, as well. They are Mark Evanier, Sergio Aragonés, Stan Sakai, and maybe the hardest-working man in comics, Tom Luth. Learn what it is that compels these men to, month after month and year after year, tell their tales of the stupidest character ever in comics.

Friday March 31, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 208

1:00pm

DC's Young Animal
UPDATED: Fri, Mar 24, 11:57PM
WonderCon Anaheim welcomes comics for dangerous humans! Catch the latest news from DC's Young Animal, a new pop-up imprint curated by a bestselling comic writer and My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way (Doom Patrol, Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye). Joing him are many of his talented collaborators including Jon Rivera (Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye), Jody Houser (Mother Panic), Cecil Castellucci (Shade, the Changing Girl) and others.

Friday March 31, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 300DE

1:00pm

The Growing Popularity of Latin Superheroes: Marvel, DC, and Beyond
From Jaime Reyes as DC's Blue Beetle, to Fanbase Press's Quince, the story of a girl named Lupe who discovers her abilities on her quinceañera, to Marvel's groundbreaking new solo series Miss America (America Chavez), Latin American superheroes are making their way to the forefront. Jessica Tseang (founder of The Comic Book Girl and Little Geek Girls) leads a lively discussion with Eric Lopez (voice actor for Young Justice's Blue Beetle), Dani Fernandez (host for Geek & Sundry, Nerdist), Juan Manuel-Rocha (host for Comics on Comics), Sebastian Kadlecik (creator of Quince), Alex Quintas (storyboard artist for BoJack Horseman), Kit Steinkellner (writer of Quince, Z: The Beginning of Everything), and other special guests regarding the new age of Latin superheroes in our ever-changing culture.

Friday March 31, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 211

1:30pm

Spotlight on Mark Waid
Award-winning writer and New York Times bestseller Mark Waid talks about his 33 years in the industry, giving insight as to how to craft stories, how to work within the confines of a 20-page comic, and almost certainly vent about something political! Come prepared for questions, preferably ones about Superman!

Friday March 31, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 213

1:30pm

Valiant 101: The Story Starts Here
New to the Valiant Universe? Jump on board right here with a concise and fun-filled introduction to the origins and adventures of Valiant's greatest and most iconic heroes, from Bloodshot and Divinity to Faith and Harbinger Renegade to Ninjak and X-O Manowar. Look no further than this panel of Valiant all-stars to find out where to start!

Friday March 31, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 208

2:00pm

BOOM! Studios: Discover Yours
Discover your new favorite comic book series in a panel designed for everyone, from new fans to long-time readers to anyone who loves comics. BOOM!'s top editors and creators explore the diverse imprints of BOOM! Studios, BOOM! Box, KaBOOM!, and Archaia, with exclusive previews, news, and the information you need to discover your next obsession.

Friday March 31, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 211

2:00pm

Sisterhood of the Self-Sufficient
Strong female protagonists provide inspiration in resistance and persistence to readers of all genders. Authors Mercedes Lackey (Hunter, Elite), E.K. Johnston (Spindle), Sarah Kuhn (Heroine Complex), Connie Willis (Crosstalk), and C. B. Lee (Not Your Sidekick) discuss the ordinary and extraordinary accomplishments of fictional women with moderator Maryelizabeth Yturralde (Mysterious Galaxy).

Friday March 31, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 207

2:00pm

The Astonishing Secret Origins of ComiXology
Every hero has an origin story-the defining moment where they thrust themselves to greatness . . . and so too does comiXology! CEO and co-founder David Steinberger recounts comiXology's humble startup beginnings, its transformation through the years, and its expansion into Amazon's premier digital comic shopping and reading platform!

Friday March 31, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 209

2:30pm

CBLDF: Comics Change the World - The History of Activism in Comics
From the medium's earliest days, activists have taken to the comics form to communicate their messages to the world. CBLDF deputy director Alex Cox brings you on an image-filled march through more than a century of comics activism, revealing the history of how comics can change the world!

Friday March 31, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 208

2:30pm

The Dichotomy Between Good and Bad
Sometimes a hero has to make a bad decision and sometimes a villain falls onto the side of good. What makes a hero or a villain as these lines become blurrier? Find out with WonderCon Anaheim special guests Michael Cho (Shoplifter), Chad Hardin (Harley Quinn), Chris Roberson (iZombie), Genevieve Valentine (Catwoman), and moderator Mark Waid (Archie) as they seek the balance that keeps readers rooting for and against their favorite comic characters.

Friday March 31, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 213

3:00pm

Behind the Creative Process of Logan
Wishing you had more insider info on what it took to make FOX's epic film Logan? HALON Entertainment's previs and postvis supervisor, Clint Reagan, and Art Directors Guild Award-nominated production designer Francois Audouy take you behind the scenes with never-before-seen material. Clint and Francois will dive into one of Logan's action-packed sequences to discuss defining the look, action, and story details of the film. You won't want to miss this journey deep into the world of Logan!

Friday March 31, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 300DE

3:00pm

Comics Arts Conference #3: Parallel Worlds and Pedagogy: Fans, Academics, Creators and Educators in Conversation
Susan Kirtley (Portland State University), Antero Garcia (Colorado State University), Peter Carlson (Green Dot Public Schools), David F. Walker (Power Man and Iron Fist), Shannon Wheeler (The New Yorker), Johnny Parker II (Neat-O Comics), and Rosie O. Knight present a roundtable conversation on the ways in which our various relationships to comics inform our thinking on the medium, and how we might work together to develop better comics, better comics criticism, and better comics education. Panelists will examine their own fandom while assessing how representations of agencies, identities, and actions in comics shape how readers define their world. Inversely, participants will explore how much the voices and experiences of readers can reciprocally influence comics.

Friday March 31, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 210

3:00pm

Spotlight on Marguerite Sauvage
Award-winning artist Marguerite Sauvage weaves vivid imagery in DC's Bombshells, Faith (Valiant), Thor (Marvel), Scarlet Witch (Marvel), Adventure Time (BOOM! Studios), and more titles along with numerous stunning variant covers. Join Nina Taylor Kester (Cartoon Art Museum) in conversation with Sauvage to learn about her path from law and communications graduate to internationally acclaimed illustrator and cartoonist. Plus, learn about her upcoming work in Femme Magnifique, an anthology of stories about women who crack ceilings, take names, and change the game.

Friday March 31, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 209

3:30pm

iZOMBIE Exclusive Screening of Season 3 Premiere
ADDED: Wed, Mar 29, 11:37PM
A WonderCon Anaheim exclusive! Don't miss a special advance screening of the season three premiere episode of iZOMBIE, airing Tuesday, April 4 (9/8c The CW).

Friday March 31, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Arena

4:00pm

DC Collectibles
UPDATED: Fri, Mar 24, 11:59PM
Action figures, statues, busts, and prop replicas inspired by DC's iconic characters and stories—DC Collectibles has them all and more! Join the DC Collectibles crew, including VP of Creative Services Kevin Kiniry, Director of Creative Services Jim Fletcher and a few surprise guests, to hear how they create and develop so many incredible collectibles, and what's coming up from the award-winning line of collectibles directly from the source—DC Entertainment!

Friday March 31, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 207

4:00pm

Spotlight on Judd Winick
Cartoonist Judd Winick leads a multimedia presentation (meaning, he will talk and show pictures at the same time) where he will discuss the creation of his bestselling graphic novel series, Hilo. Stop by for cartoons, stories, tales of writing superhero books, The Real World, and much discussion of cats and giant apes. Q&A to follow.

Friday March 31, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 211

4:00pm

Spotlight on Sanford Greene
With his distinctively dynamic style, Sanford Greene has made a name for himself working on such titles as Power Man and Iron Fist, Runaways, and the popular Kulipari novels. Greene and moderator David F. Walker (Power Man and Iron Fist, Occupy Avengers, Nighthawk) discuss his career and argue over hip-hop.

Friday March 31, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 209

4:00pm

Writing 101: What to Think About Before You Start Writing
Eisner Hall of Fame winner Marv Wolfman brings his annual writing panel back to WonderCon Anaheim. Marv discusses creating characters, plots, themes, and much, much more. This is an invaluable seminar for those who want to become writers or who simply want a reminder what to think about before you do. Come early to guarantee getting a seat.

Friday March 31, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 210

4:30pm

Find Your Hero with IDW Publishing's WonderCon Anaheim Panel!
On the lookout for your new favorite comic? Want to hear what's next from the company that publishes everything from The Transformers to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Star Trek, and Back to the Future? Then don't miss this panel, where Chris Ryall, David Hedgecock, Sarah Gaydos, Aubrey Sitterson, Scott Tipton, and some VERY special guests make you an insider.

Friday March 31, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 213

4:30pm

Oddball Comics Live!
Ever see a comic book cover that makes you wonder, "How the hell did THAT ever get published?" Cartoonist Scott Shaw! (Sonic the Hedgehog, Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew!, Simpsons Comics, The Flintstones) returns to provide the answer to that question with his popular digital slideshow of "the craziest comic books ever published!" See why Stan Lee says, "Wow, True Believers, I thought I'd seen it all, but Scott Shaw!'s hysterically hilarious Oddball Comics is the wildest, wackiest exposé of some of the craziest comic books I've ever seen! Or, to put it mildly, Scott's outrageous opuses are a blast!" And if Stan says it, it's gotta be true, right? (You'll be laughing hard, so wearing Depends is highly recommended.)

Friday March 31, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 208

5:00pm

Comic Book Law School® 'Help Me Help You'
Creative passion and keen business sense don't always go hand in hand, and that's one of the reasons why so many creators will often put off taking steps to protect their rights. But with an ever-growing appetite for new content and rapid-fire advancements in technology for delivering that content to customers, it has never been more important for creators to "get their ducks in a row" as soon as they can to protect themselves and their creations. But luckily, creators have their own Defenders they can turn to—and not just Jennifer Walters and Matt Murdock—as noted IP attorney Michael Lovitz, author of The Trademark and Copyright Book comic book, returns to WonderCon Anaheim with the information you need to protect yourself and your creative capital. Comic Book Law School® tackles the basics of protection and ownership of ideas, works of authorship, characters, names, and branding, giving creators information to help them protect their creative works from conception through publication and beyond. Attendees will participate in an interactive discussion about rights available to authors and creators under U.S. copyright and trademark laws, as well as some of the problems and pitfalls they may face, some important contract dos and don'ts, and (time permitting) digital and social media cautions and concerns. Please note: The Comic Book Law School seminars are designed to provide relevant information and practice tips to practicing attorneys, as well as practical tips to creators and other professionals who may wish to attend. However, the seminar is presented for information and entertainment purposes only, and the information presented and opinions expressed at the seminars do not constitute legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. (This program is approved for one credit of California MCLE.)

Friday March 31, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 210

5:00pm

Comics 101: Making Sense of the World of Comics
Just getting into comics but not sure where to start? ComiXology is here to help! Some of the industry's biggest pros impart their vast comic knowledge by personally recommending series just right for you! Join comiXology CEO and co-founder David Steinberger along with a panel of comics superstars including Valiant editor-in-chief Warren Simons, Valiant VP of marketing and communications Hunter Gorinson, BOOM! Studios editor Jasmine Amiri (WWE, Brave Chef Brianna), and BOOM! Studios associate editor Chris Rosa (Ladycastle, Steven Universe) as they become your guides through the awesome world of comics!

Friday March 31, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 211

5:00pm

Spotlight on David F. Walker
David F. Walker (Power Man and Iron Fist, Occupy Avengers, Nighthawk) has emerged on the comic scene with a series of critically acclaimed titles. Part of a new generation of African American writers in comics, he is a vocal advocate of diversity and representation in comics. Join Walker and moderator/fellow writer Geoff Thorne for this one-on-one discussion.

Friday March 31, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 209

5:00pm

Spotlight on Jim Lee
DC Entertainment co-publisher Jim Lee (Batman, Justice League, Superman Unchained, Suicide Squad) talks about his 30+ years in the comics industry and sketches your favorite characters live on the big screen in this engaging panel. This is a great opportunity to watch the creative process firsthand and learn the tips of the trade that bring DC Entertainment's characters to life.

Friday March 31, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 300DE

5:30pm

Discover Why YA is the Future of Comics
YA dominates film, TV, books, and comics, with original stories aimed at middle-grade and young-adult audiences creating legions of devoted fans all over the world. Some of the most popular new voices in comics discuss the importance of YA, how to bring new readers to comic books, and the bright, diverse future of entertainment.

Friday March 31, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 208

6:00pm

World Premiere of Teen Titans: The Judas Contract
A WonderCon Anaheim tradition continues as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, DC Entertainment, and Warner Bros. Animation invite you to attend the World Premiere of Teen Titans: The Judas Contract, the latest entry in the ongoing series of DC Universe Original Movies. Inspired by the 1984 DC story arc from Marv Wolfman and George Pérez, Teen Titans: The Judas Contract finds the Teen Titans—Starfire, Beast Boy, Raven, Blue Beetle, Robin, and the just-returned Nightwing—working as a cohesive team in their never-ending battle against evil. But their newest teammate, the mysterious and powerful Terra, may be altering that dynamic. Meanwhile, an ancient evil, Brother Blood, has awakened, and familiar foe Deathstroke is lurking in the shadows—both waiting to pounce. Be among the first to see this landmark story come to animated life, then enjoy an entertaining panel discussion amongst cast members Sean Maher (Firefly, Serenity, Batman: Bad Blood) as Nightwing, Taissa Farmiga (American Horror Story) as Raven, Jake T. Austin (Wizards of Waverly Place, The Fosters) as Blue Beetle, Brandon Soo Hoo (Tropic Thunder, From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series) as Beast Boy, Kari Wahlgren (Phineas and Ferb, Legion of Super Heroes) as Starfire, and Stuart Allan (Batman vs. Robin, Batman: Bad Blood) as Robin/Damian, plus director Sam Liu (Batman: The Killing Joke), supervising producer James Tucker (Batman: Bad Blood, Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders), and character designer Phil Bourassa (Justice League Dark, Young Justice). As always, moderator Gary Miereanu will offer exclusive prizes for best audience questions and might even introduce some surprise guests. Teen Titans: The Judas Contract will be distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital HD (4/4/17) and Blu-ray & DVD (4/18/17).

Friday March 31, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Arena

7:30pm

Fanbase Press: Star Wars at 40
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the release of George Lucas's Star Wars in 1977. The film developed an indelible franchise that over the years has come to encompass not just films but television series, comics, collectibles, games, toys, and books that expanded Lucas's initial vision into a sci-fi wonder. Craig Miller (Star Wars publicist/director of fan relations), Michael Kogge (writer, The Force Awakens Junior Novel, Star Wars: Poe Dameron: Flight Log), Daniel Cooney (artist, Topps Star Wars Masterwork, Rogue One 2016), and Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr. (writer, Empire Triumphant: Race, Religion and Rebellion in the Star Wars Films) discuss all aspects of Star Wars past and present and speculate on what's ahead with moderator Fanbase Press editorials manager Michele Brittany.

Friday March 31, 2017 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 213
 
Saturday, April 1
 

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

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

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

11:30am

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3:30pm

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

4:15pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

6:30pm

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

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

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
 
Sunday, April 2
 

10:00am

Beyond Marvel's Black Widow with Margaret Stohl
Margaret Stohl (Mighty Captain Marvel comic, Black Widow novels) and Mark Waid (Black Widow, Avengers, Jughead comics) talk all things Widow and writing. Join Margie and Mark for this one-on-one interview and Q&A session!

Sunday April 2, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 207

10:00am

Sunday Pitch Review
If you're a writer or artist attending the Comic Creator Connection, this is your chance to practice giving your pitch before the networking event and get some free coaching from a pro. So what's a pitch? A pitch is simply the way you present yourself or your project to others. It is usually a brief speech designed to persuade and interest your listener in what you're doing or what you've made. Most creators have no trouble coming up with fantastic ideas for new comics, but they often struggle to talk clearly and concisely about those ideas to other people. Giving a good pitch is a vital skill you must have to bring your project to life. Fortunately, it's also a skill you can learn and improve with practice-and Pitch Review is a great place to do that. Pitch reviews will be conducted by Douglas Neff, an experienced presentation coach and professional public speaker, who also hosts the Comic Creator Connection. This is not a panel. Instead, these are 3- to 5-minute individual coaching sessions for as many people as can be accommodated in the scheduled time. Everyone is welcome, but please note that showing up is not a guarantee that you'll get a review session. Spaces are allotted on a first-come, first-served basis. Room 206B

Sunday April 2, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 206B

10:00am

World Premiere of DC Super Hero Girls: Intergalactic Games
Get in on all the pomp and circumstance of the world premiere of DC Super Hero Girls: Intergalactic Games, the second full-length feature film spotlighting this worldwide franchise sensation. The film finds the young superheroes—Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn, Bumblebee, and Katana—squaring off against Korugar Academy in the Intergalactic Games. However, trouble is in the air as Lena Luthor takes advantage of the gathering of the Supers to enact her villainous plan. It’s up to the DC Super Hero Girls to fight the forces of evil and protect their school. With Wonder Woman’s strength, Supergirl’s speed, Batgirl’s strategic knowledge, Poison Ivy’s ability to make things grow, Harley Quinn’s energy, Bumblebee’s ability to shrink, and Katana’s fearless personality … anything is possible. After the screening, stick around for an action-packed panel featuring the voices of Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Bumblebee and Katana, respectively—Grey Griffin (Scooby-Doo! and KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery), Anais Fairweather (DC Super Hero Girls), Teala Dunn (Are We There Yet?, Enchanted), and Stephanie Sheh (Naruto: Shippuden)—alongside director Cecilia Aranovich (DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year), and screenwriter/author Shea Fontana (Doc McStuffins, The 7D). Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, the film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital HD (6/13/17) and DVD (6/27/17).

Sunday April 2, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
Room 300AB

10:30am

Art Masters: Drawing DC
DC is proud to be home to some of the most talented artists working in comics today. Join in for a unique look into their visual approach in shaping some of your favorite books!

Sunday April 2, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 210

10:30am

Exploding the Canon: Comics, Classrooms, and Modern Lit.
Everyone loves the classics; that is why they are classics! However, there is nothing wrong with a little something new. This panel explores high-interest texts and mediums to engage readers deeply across standards, disciplines, nations, and worlds. The world is moving into the 21st century. Shouldn't your reading list go with it? Keep your big two, but expand your horizons. The comics industry is expanding; this panel explains why your pull list should grow with it! Room 213

Sunday April 2, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 213

10:30am

Spotlight on Kevin Eastman
Meet Kevin Eastman, co-creator of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! The program will include a 20-minute presentation on past and present TMNT, from Mirage to IDW. Plus, get a close look at independent projects Fistful of Blood and Lost Angeles. Cowabunga!

Sunday April 2, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 208

10:30am

The Secret Origin of Good Readers
Revealed with a live comic book creation. Bill Morrison (Bongo Comics co-founder and illustrator, The Simpsons, Futurama) and Mimi Cruz (Night Flight Comics, Salt Lake City) will demonstrate how you can write and draw your own comic book. Educators will be able to use this model in their own classrooms to jump start reading, writing, and illustration.

Sunday April 2, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
Room 209

11:30am

Spotlight on Lissa Treiman
From storyboarding to comics and back, Lissa Treiman has been a Disney storyboard artist for the last 10 years (Tangled, Wreck-It Ralph, Big Hero 6, Zootopia) and a comics fan her entire life. In 2015, she made her first foray into published comics (Giant Days), bringing her years of cinematic storytelling experience with her. Join her for a discussion about the similarities and differences between the two storytelling platforms.

Sunday April 2, 2017 11:30am - 12:30am
Room 208

11:30am

IDW's Hey, Kids! (of All Ages) Comics Panel
IDW is the home for the best comics for fans of all ages, from My Little Pony to Skylanders to Disney and the Ninja Turtles. Not only will there be free comics for kids but also fun and insightful details on all of the many kids' comics, courtesy of editors Sarah Gaydos and Bobby Curnow. And don't forget, kids: come with questions for the panel on how to make your very own comics! Room 213

Sunday April 2, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 213

11:30am

Comics Arts Conference #8: Aesthetics
This panel considers the visual aspects of comics and the interactions of art and language. Kim Munson discusses the legacy of the groundbreaking 1967 exhibition Bande Dessinée et Figuration Narrative at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in the Louvre and its influential catalog, A History of the Comic Strip. Meghan Cartier (California State University, Fresno) compares the books of Pre-Columbian Central Mexico and the figure of Lady 6-Monkey, to modern comics to examine how symbols and iconography work in a cultural artistic consciousness. Wyatt E. Sarafin (Kenyon College) looks at Chris Ware's Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth, outlining how the text's diagrams, which reveal information otherwise excluded from the narrative, compensate for the text's failed masculinity, in the process commenting on the current history of the art of comics. Room 210

Sunday April 2, 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm
Room 210

12:00pm

CBLDF: She Changed Comics
Meet the women who changed free expression in comics! From the turn of the 20th century to today, women have overcome censorship and more to make comics, inspiring today’s landscape of increasingly diverse and empowering comics storytelling. Cecil Castellucci (Shade, the Changing Girl; Odd Duck; The Plain Janes), Amy Chu (Poison Ivy, Red Sonja), Hope Larson (Batgirl, Chiggers, Compass South), Wendy Pini (Elfquest), and CBLDF editorial director Betsy Gomez (She Changed Comics) discuss the women who changed the format.

Sunday April 2, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 211

12:00pm

DC Comics Drawing Daddy's Little Monster with Chad Hardin
Chad Hardin (artist, Harley Quinn, Zatanna, Warlord) demonstrates, step by step, how to draw DC Comics' favorite bad girl. Get some tips and tricks for working in the comics industry as an artist, and get the scoop on some behind-the-scenes shenanigans of the creative team of Harley Quinn.

Sunday April 2, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 209

12:00pm

Teen Titans Go! All-New Episode and Q&A
WonderCon Anaheim attendees, Go! to this panel and be ready for a fun afternoon with your favorite teen DC superheroes. Producers Michael Jelenic, Aaron Horvath, and Peter Michail will join voice actor Greg Cipes to screen an all-new episode and answer your questions about all things Titans. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Teen Titans Go! airs Fridays at 6/5c on Cartoon Network.

Sunday April 2, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 300AB

12:30pm

Lucifer Special Video Presentation and Q&A
If you thought all hell broke loose when Lucifer arrived in the City of Angels, just imagine how things will heat up in his absence. Indulge your deepest desires and be among the first to see what’s in store for Chloe Decker and the Devil himself after his mysterious departure in the midseason finale. Get a sizzling sneak peek at the second half of season 2, followed by a Q&A with series stars Tom Ellis, Lauren German, DB Woodside, and executive producers Joe Henderson (White Collar) and Ildy Modrovich (CSI: Miami). From Jerry Bruckheimer Television in association with Warner Bros. Television and based on characters created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, and Mike Dringenberg for Vertigo from DC Entertainment, Lucifer returns with all-new episodes in May airing Mondays at 9/8c on FOX.

Sunday April 2, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Arena

1:00pm

Comics Arts Conference #9: United We Stand, Divided We Fall: The Psychology of Teamwork Dynamics in Comic Books and Cinema
The comics universe is made up of powerful characters who are driven to accomplish a goal: to protect or conquer. When these individuals can't achieve the goal themselves, they often band together and form teams such as the X-Men, the Justice League, and the Legion of Doom. Joe Serrano (Adler University), Edgar Ramos (Concordia University), John Leffel, and Rebecca Lee (Adler University) explore teamwork dynamics within comic books and cinema. The panel will address the psychology behind what makes or breaks a team, the pivotal roles that specific characters play in the group dynamic, and the depiction of teamwork in comic films. Room 210

Sunday April 2, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 210

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: Michael Cho (Civil War II, DC reprint series), Sanford Greene (Power Man and Iron Fist, Runaways), Phil Jimenez (Wonder Woman, The Invisibles), Bob Layton (Iron Man, Turok: Dinosaur Hunter), and Lissa Treiman (Slam!, Lumberjanes). Your moderator as usual is Mark Evanier.

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

1:00pm

Spotlight on Chris Roberson
Chris Roberson (Hellboy and the B.P.R.D., Serenity: No Power in the 'Verse), co-creator of the Eisner-nominated comic that inspired the hit CW television series iZombie, is joined by Rob Salkowitz (Forbes) for a one-on-one interview and Q&A session.

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

1:30pm

Brick and Mortar: Successful Tournaments at a Comic Shop
Gaming tournaments have become a prime source of income for comic book shops. Whether it's board games, trading card games, or miniatures, these tournaments are a way to draw in new customers and maintain your regulars. Dr. Billy San Juan (Star Wars Psychology), Tim Shields (Cascade Games), Cary Kazmaier (Artifex), Doreen Kamada-Fujii (Pokemon TCG), and Angela Chandler (Magic: The Gathering judge) discuss the best ways to increase tournament visibility, player attendance, and customer satisfaction. Room 213

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

1:30pm

Valiant: 25 Years of X-O Manowar
This March, Valiant celebrates 25 years of its most enduring comic book icon as bestselling writer Matt Kindt and a rotating cast of powerhouse interior artists launch a stunning new beginning in the all-new X-O Manowar #1. A blockbuster roundtable of Valiant's greatest talents present an in-depth discussion of X-O Manowar's landmark place in comics history, along with a special look forward at the new series of 2017.

Sunday April 2, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 208

1:45pm

Gotham Special Video Presentation and Q&A
As Gotham City descends into anarchy, join the hit show as it returns to WonderCon Anaheim to give fans the scoop on all the shocking moments in store for the remainder of Season 3. With Penguin out of the picture, and a power grab taking place, who will become the new leader of the Gotham underworld? How will Nygma’s embrace of his Riddler persona alter the balance of power, and will any of it matter when the Court of Owls reveals its plans for the city? All will be judged! Join us for a special video presentation followed by a Q&A with series stars and executive producers. From Warner Bros. Television, Gotham returns Monday, April 24, with all-new episodes on Mondays at 8/7c on FOX.

Sunday April 2, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Arena

2:00pm

Drawing Action
WonderCon Anaheim special guests Hope Larson (Batgirl), Andy Park (Tomb Raider), and Marguerite Sauvage (DC Bombshells) illustrate how to get in on the action as they explain how they give their characters dynamic movements on the page. Moderator Jessica Tseang (comic book historian) leads this talented group of creators as they share their insider knowledge and draw characters that leap off the page and into our imagination.

Sunday April 2, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 211

2:00pm

Illustrators of the Art Directors Guild Portfolio Review
Veteran Art Directors Guild storyboard artist Tim Burgard (The Revenant , Jurassic World, Independence Day: Resurgence) will review portfolios.

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

2:00pm

Spotlight on Chip Zdarsky
This was originally going to be moderated by my dear chum Matt Fraction but he sadly had to cancel so instead it’s being moderated by … let’s see … Mark Waid? Is that right? Oh for f—

Sunday April 2, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 207

2:00pm

Comics Arts Conference #10: Continuity
Perhaps more than texts in any other medium, comics have created worlds structured around coherent, long-term histories, generally referred to as their "continuity." These three presentations consider different aspects of how continuity works in serial graphic narratives. Tiffany Babb (Columbia University) considers how the rebranding of the trickster Kid Loki in Journey into Mystery: The Manchester Gods indicates that revolution cannot remain permanent in the circular narrative pattern of mainstream comics. Enrique Acosta (Spider Baby the Musical) discusses the balancing act of respecting continuity for both creators and for fans. Derek Heid (Temecula Valley High School) examines the transfer of superhero titles between characters and the idea of the hero avatar-the mantle that is passed from one individual to another, which defines the parameters of what we recognize as the superhero in question without tying that identity to a single flesh-and-blood person. Room 210

Sunday April 2, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 210

2:30pm

Independent Comics and Storytelling for All Media
Understanding independent publishing and production (TV, streaming, film, print/digital comics, and other media) is crucial for present-day creators. Spearheaded by members of The Antidote Trust, this panel covers everything: conceiving IP, producing one's product, branding, marketing, distributing creative commodities, and so on. Panelists are Russell Nohelty (writer, publisher, consultant), Hannibal Tabu (2012 Top Cow Talent Hunt winner, Project Wildfire: Enter Project Torrent, Menthu: The Anger of Angels, Project Wildfire: Street Justice), Andre Owens (director, publisher,Force Galaxia, The Stoned Age), and Melissa Jarvis (author, The Lineage series). Moderated by Robert Roach (storyboard artist, winner of the inaugural Glyph Award for indie comics, creator of Menthu and The Roach).

Sunday April 2, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 208

3:00pm

Jack Kirby Tribute
2017 marks an entire century since the birth of the man many call the most important creative talent ever in comics. This year more than ever, comic fans celebrate the legacy of Jack Kirby. On hand will be former Kirby assistant Steve Sherman, Scott Dunbier from IDW Publishing, Rand Hoppe from the Jack Kirby Museum & Research Center, and Paul S. Levine, attorney for the Rosalind Kirby Trust. Your moderator is another former Kirby assistant, Mark Evanier.

Sunday April 2, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 211

3:00pm

Where Do Ideas Come From?
For artists and writers who get "stuck," veteran writer/editor Barbara Randall Kesel (Shadowzone, My Little Pony) slings rapid-fire tips, tricks, and strategies for vanquishing those blocked brain cells and deadline demons! Part information, part motivation, all entertaining!

Sunday April 2, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 209

3:15pm

Encore screening of Teen Titans: The Judas Contract
Miss the Friday screening of the latest entry in the ongoing series of DC Universe Original Movies? Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, DC Entertainment, and Warner Bros. Animation invite you to attend a screening of Teen Titans: The Judas Contract. Inspired by the 1984 DC story arc from Marv Wolfman and George Pérez, Teen Titans: The Judas Contract finds the Teen Titans—Starfire, Beast Boy, Raven, Blue Beetle, Robin, and the just-returned Nightwing—working as a cohesive team in their never-ending battle against evil. But their newest teammate, the mysterious and powerful Terra, may be altering that dynamic. Meanwhile, an ancient evil, Brother Blood, has awakened, and familiar foe Deathstroke is lurking in the shadows—both waiting to pounce. Ultimately, the Teen Titans will need to battle their enemies and their own doubts to unite and overcome the malicious forces around them in this twisting tale of intrigue, adventure, and deception. Teen Titans: The Judas Contract will be distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital HD (4/4/17) and Blu-ray & DVD (4/18/17).

Sunday April 2, 2017 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Arena

3:30pm

Comics are for Kids, Too!
Comic books are for everyone and that includes the youngest readers just learning about the world of four color fantasy. Join the creators of the upcoming Not-So Secret Society graphic novel (Matt Daley, Trevor Crafts, Arlene Daley, and Ellen Crafts) for an interactive workshop where you and your school age children will get hands on and make your own comics and leave with some fun surprises, too!

Sunday April 2, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 210

3:30pm

Full-Time Creative Work on a Part-Time Schedule
Panelists will cover basic-though imperative-approaches and concepts for what you need to know to accomplish any project in any medium with any goal. They include Topher Davila (art director, GeekdomWear), Sean Glumace (Adobe education leader), Ron Coleman, Ph.D. (molecular geneticist, comic book writer), Stephen Burns (Photoshop digital artist, author, lecturer), Chris Dickens (writer/creator of Vigilante Project and The Ronin), James Frye (manager editor, The Con Guy), and Mario Martinez (co-creator, TomatoTV).

Sunday April 2, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 213