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Friday, March 31
 

12:00pm

Disneybounders Unite!
Discuss modern Disneybounding with active Disneybounders who will provide tips and tricks into creating new and exciting Disneybounds for Dapper Day, Villains Day, May The 4th, and all other Disney type of events! Moderated by Crystal Rose Creations.

Friday March 31, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Avalon Room, Anaheim Hilton

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

Rangers 'n' More: A History of Tokusatsu
You've heard about the "teenagers with attitude," but do you know how they came to be? Welcome to the world of Japanese TV known as Tokusatsu. Panelists Stan Oh, Deborah Lo, and Rammy Rivera of Scarlet Rhapsody explain the history and characteristics of Tokusatsu, including shows like Kamen Rider, Super Sentai, and Ultraman, and Kaiju movies, and compare them with the Power Rangers. Moderated by Jared Griego (Scarlet Rhapsody).

Friday March 31, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 207

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

Introduction to Whovian Cosplay
Whether you're new to Doctor Who or new to cosplay entirely, this is a great place to start! The Order of Gallifrey will share tips for beginners and budget-conscious costumers on how to dress like your favorite Doctor Who characters. Panelists: Jennifer Bagosy, Dennis Patrick Hanon Jr., Danielle Beebe, James Johnson, Claire Berry Gardner, and Christina Silvoso.

Friday March 31, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Avalon Room, Anaheim Hilton

1:00pm

Star Trek: The Next 50 Years
The authors of the critically acclaimed bestselling two-volume series from St. Martin's Press The Fifty-Year Mission, Mark A. Altman (Free Enterprise, The Librarians) and Edward Gross (Empire Magazine) along with Access Hollywood's Scott Mantz look back at 50 years of Star Trek and speculate on where the franchise will boldly go over the next 50 years including the latest news from the set of Star Trek: Discovery as well as why we need Trek today more than ever.

Friday March 31, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 207

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

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

Cospositive: Cosplay with Confidence
D-Piddy (Youtuber, intl. cosplayer), Bernadette Bentley (actor, cosplayer), and Geri Kramer (photographer) discuss body image and confidence in oneself, self-worth, ways to work on confidence, and how to stay positive in the community when faced with negative people or negative comments on social media. Cosplaying regardless of age, skin color, gender, body type/size, and disability will be covered.

Friday March 31, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Avalon Room, Anaheim Hilton

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

Comics Drawing Party with Dave Roman and His Mom!
Join author and illustrator Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy, Goosebumps, Teen Boat!) as he teams up with his mom, Miriam (who has never been to a comic convention and is scared to even draw a stick figure), and several audience members to make completely improvised comics. Expect lots of embarrassing stories, crazy characters, and hilarious twists and turns!

Friday March 31, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 211

3:30pm

The Psychology of Harry Potter: Houses of Hogwarts
When J. K. Rowling's popular series debuted, Potter fans clamored to find any evidence that they belonged in one of her imaginative Hogwarts houses: Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin. Each house had its unique personality and signature, and soon, readers argued among themselves on why their houses were the best. The Sorting Hat not only opened a question that delved into our personalities, but also provided a deeper look into how we view ourselves, and how others view us. Jessica Tseang (founder of Little Geek Girls, owner of Girl on Geek) leads a frank discussion with Harry Potter experts Erik Amaya (Comic Book Resources, host of Tread Perilously), Adrienne Alwag-Aipia (founder of Los Angeles Dumbledore's Army), Jim Thompson (Esquire, Comic Book Historians Group), Dina Kampmeyer (Lady Steam cosplay), Dr. Janina Scarlet (Superhero Therapy), and Dr. Travis Langley (Captain America vs. Iron Man: Freedom, Security, Psychology) on why J. K. Rowling's houses are secretly genius, and what we can learn about ourselves along the way.

Friday March 31, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 208

4:00pm

Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Two Decades with Feeling: A 20th Anniversary Celebration
Edward Gross and Mark A. Altman (The Fifty-Year Mission), authors of the upcoming oral history Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Slayers & Vampires, re-open the Hellmouth and look back at the secret history of the slayer who saved the world a lot, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, for its 20th anniversary as well as what the future might hold for Slayage in the 21st century. Also, a look back at the underappreciated genius of Angel and the Buffy's that never were.

Friday March 31, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 300DE

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

From Big Idea to Brand to Business
Do you have a big idea that could change the pop culture world but don’t know what to do next? Feeling stagnant in your brand and want to turn it into a career? Started your business but struggling to take it to the next level? In this panel, industry pros will share some of their trade secrets to taking a big idea and turning it from culture-shaping brand to a rewarding professional future. Tony Kim (Hero Within, Crazy 4 Comic Con) hosts with panelists Chris Gore (Film Threat, G4), Andre Meadows (Black Nerd Comedy), and Stella Chuu (professional cosplayer).

Friday March 31, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Avalon Room, Anaheim Hilton

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 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

5:00pm

Webcomics Advocates: The Webcomics Gathering
Webcomics Advocates co-founder Phil Vecchio (Brax the Alien Rocker) and webcomic creators Patrick Scullin (Super Siblings), Eddie deAngelini (Collectors), and Madeleine Holly-Rosing (Boston Metaphysical Society) celebrate and discuss the exciting world of webcomics. They will also give any webcomic creators in the audience 30 seconds to promote their comics to the crowd. All creators and fans are welcome.

Friday March 31, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Avalon Room, Anaheim Hilton

6:00pm

1987: Geek's Greatest Year: The Revenge
An expert panel of geeksperts take a trip back in time 30 years to the great geek year of 1987. Expect untouchable analysis and lethal quips as they look back at Predator, The Princess Bride, Lethal Weapon, The Lost Boys, RoboCop, Near Dark, Spaceballs, Hellraiser, The Untouchables, The Running Man, and many more. Mark A. Altman (The Fifty-Year Mission), Scott Mantz (Access Hollywood), Charles de Lauzirika (the Alien Quadrilogy, The Martian: Extended Edition), Steve Melching (Star Wars Rebels, Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Jose Molina (The Tick, Agent Carter), Ashley E. Miller (Thor, X-Men: First Class), Daren Dochterman (Passengers, Real Steel), and Robert Meyer Burnett (Agent Cody Banks, The Hills Run Red) remind you that “if it bleeds, we can kill it” and that you should “never fight a land war in Asia.” Thank you for your cooperation. Presented by Geek Magazine.

Friday March 31, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 300DE

6:00pm

Roddenberry Presents
UPDATED: Mon, Mar 27, 09:47PM
From the name that brought you Star Trek, Roddenberry Entertainment's Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth discuss the curation and production of genre content in today's arena. Panel highlights include rarely seen materials from the Roddenberry Vault in celebration of Star Trek: The Next Generation's 30th Anniversary, as well as the company's "The Roddenberry Vault" Blu-ray project. Also, don't miss special panel guests producer Scott Paskoff and voiceover talent Greg Cipes (TMNT, Teen Titans Go!) joining the discussion to reveal the company's newest animation project, along with cast mates and social media/podcast legends Aaron Doh, Brittany Furlan, Alexi Wasser and Benjamin Storm. Giveaways, prizes, and more, with moderator Clare Kramer!

Friday March 31, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 209

7:00pm

How To Build Your Own R2 Astromech!
Panelists provide basic information on what goes into building a life sized R2 Astromech from the Star Wars universe. They will discuss building materials, electronics, remote control, and customizing. Hosted by some of the best R2 builders on the West Coast, and all around good guys, from the R2 Builders Club.

Friday March 31, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 210

7:00pm

Your Opinion Sucks! Rotten Tomatoes Critics Versus Fans
Face off against your favorite critics and Rotten Tomatoes editor-in-chief Matt Atchity and senior editor Grae Drake in the ultimate discussion about the best and worst in movies and TV shows. Voice your opinion about a film or TV show you love, hate, or love to hate, then debate your point with the panel. Meanwhile, the rest of the audience will join in by voting "fresh" or "rotten" with their own Tomatometer signs and share their thoughts live on Twitter and Facebook.

Friday March 31, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 300DE

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

7:30pm

Six Years of StreetPassing
A lot can happen in six years. Adam Shere, Kiet Pham, and Ryan Van Lu lead a discussion for Nintendo fans with StreetPass OC about becoming a part of or creating a thriving StreetPass community group. StreetPass OC will also answer your questions about the Nintendo Switch, gaming, and the future of StreetPassing in a Q&A session and may even test your knowledge with some Nintendo trivia! Moderated by Andres Cervantes.

Friday March 31, 2017 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 208
 
Saturday, April 1
 

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

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

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

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

1:30pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7:30pm

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

8:30pm

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
 
Sunday, April 2
 

10:00am

Rainbow Magic: LGBTQ Disney Fandom
UPDATED: Tue, Mar 21, 04:16PM
Disney is popular around the world. And Disney characters, films, comics, media, and theme parks are especially popular in the LGBTQ community. Young or old, LGBTQ folk identify with the stories, characters, the fantasy, and the imagination. Since you are next door to the “Happiest Place on Earth,” join Prism Comics and Disney fans as they explore why the queer community loves all things Disney. Panelists include Dusty Sage (founder and CEO of MiceChat.com), Justin Garrett (former Disney cast member), Renee Jeske (Disney Music Group), Worthie Momma Meacham (expert on Disney Parks and Disneyana), Eddie Shapiro (producer, Gay Days Anaheim), and David Woodman (animator, Little Mermaid, Beauty and The Beast, Aladdin). Moderated by Chris Riley (Geek Play Media).

Sunday April 2, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 211

10:30am

Tolkien Fandom: A Fellowship 80 years in the Making
TORn staffers Clifford Broadway (TORn Tuesday), Josh Rubinstein (TORn Book Club), Nicole Roberts (outreach coordinator), Kristi Fojtik (Tolkien Forever), and Cathy Udovch (TORn special event coordinator) begin to celebrate the 80th Anniversary of the publishing of The Hobbit. They'll share activities planned throughout the year to celebrate at gatherings, conventions, moots, and online discussions. They will also talk about the new books-yes, it says new and is plural-and mention any other fun, new Tolkien-themed items that may get released in 2017. There will also be an update on this year's Baggins Birthday Bash, including info on how you can party like a Hobbit. There may even be a little singalong (a different one) at the panel to put you in a Middle-earth frame of mine.

Sunday April 2, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 300DE

11:30am

Princess Leia: A Special Star Wars Fan Tribute
This will be a very special West Coast tribute in honor of the extraordinary actress Carrie Fisher, best known for her role as Princess Leia Organa in the Star Wars universe. With her larger-than-life personality, both on- and off-screen, and incredible sense of humor, Carrie Fisher was destined to have a special place in the hearts of Star Wars fans of all ages. Costumes are encouraged, and all are welcome as panelists share personal stories of how she touched fans' lives and will live in their hearts-always! Hosted by Star Wars fan clubs: Rebel Legion, Mandalorian Mercs, R2 Builders, and the 501st Legion.

Sunday April 2, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 300DE

12:30pm

The OC Automata and Animatronics Legacy
Bill Butler (creative director at Garner Holt Productions, Inc.) moderates a panel featuring Garner Holt (founder and president of Garner Holt Productions, Inc.), Disney Legend Bob Gurr, and Thomas Kuntz (modern automaton builder at Atomic Design Studio) as they discuss the history of mechanized magic in Orange County, from Japanese Deer Park to Knott's Berry Farm and Disneyland. Room 213

Sunday April 2, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 213

1:00pm

Causeplay: Fans Helping Their Communities
Mark Chu-Lin (Avengers Initiative club president), Shawn Richter (regional service manager), Maid of Might (cosplayer), Natalie Chicas (Shriners Hospitals for Children Los Angeles volunteer coordinator), and Amanda Sanchez (child life specialist for UC Irvine Health) discuss how costumers give back to their communities through their hobby. Hear what they have done, find out how to become involved with such group efforts, and learn how to get involved in events like fundraisers and pediatric visits. By employing skills they already have and sharing them, volunteers can help brighten others' day.

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

1:30pm

Collider Movie Trivia Schmoedown
Ever wonder what movie trivia would be like with the theatrics of the WWE and the competitiveness of the UFC? Collider Video's popular game show "The Movie Trivia Schmoedown" comes to Wondercon Anaheim! Popular characters like The Outlaw John Rocha, Mark "Baby Carrots" Ellis, and "Little Evil" JTE among others will be on hand to discuss what makes the Schmoedown the Schmoedown. Kristian Harloff and John Campea will break down how the league came to be, what has happened in season 4 thus far, and what is to come for the rest of the year. There will be smack talk, there will be trivia, there will be a Schmoedown!

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

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

2:30pm

Film Threat's Mega-Movie War 2017
Wonder Woman, Star Wars: Episode VIII-The Last Jedi, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Alien: Covenant, Justice League, and more will be debated at this gathering of a veritable "Justice League" of movie geeks. Join Anthony Ray Bench (Film Threat), Charles de Lauzirika (Blade Runner: The Final Cut), Cliff Stephenson (Hannibal), and Matt Keil (X-Play), among others for a raucous discussion moderated by Film Threat editor Chris Gore (Attack of the Show!). They'll choose the winners and losers of 2017's biggest movies. Plus, a special edition of DVDuesday on the 5th anniversary of Attack of the Show! going off the air. (Yes, it's been five years.)

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

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

The Arkham Sessions: The Psychology of Animated Series
Using Batman: The Animated Series to help educate audiences about real-world psychology and mental health, the hit podcast The Arkham Sessions has created a unique niche where science meets art. But Batman isn't the only popular animated series that can help us learn more about ourselves and those around us. Join co-hosts Dr. Andrea Letamendi and Brian Ward as they dive into the importance of shows that are often mistakenly seen as "just for kids." Special guests include writers Eric and Julia Lewald (X-Men: The Animated Series), Henry Gilroy (Star Wars Rebels), and David Wise (Batman: The Animated Series).

Sunday April 2, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 207

3:00pm

Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog: An Interactive Whedon Musical
WonderCon Anaheim is going out on a high note! The powers that be behind Whedonopolis, WhedonCon, and Fandom Charities present an interactive screening of Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog! Come and revel in the musical genius of the Whedons! But remember, the best part of the show is up to you! Cheer for Dr. Horrible! Cheer for Penny! Cheer for Moist! Cheer for the Freeze Ray! Cheer, or whatever, for "Captain Hammer, Corporate Tool!" Just have fun and be sure to make Bad Horse gleeful. There will be audience participation; it isn't just for Rocky Horror and mob riots anymore.

Sunday April 2, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Room 300AB

3:30pm

Starship Smackdown Extreme: Millenials Versus Grups
This time it's personal, as a generation of millennials are pitted against an aging "grup" of spaceshipologists. Who will duke it out for the highly coveted Anaheim Smackdown title this year? Can the StarshipEnterprise defeat an Imperial Star Destroyer? WillRogue One be assimilated by a Borg Cube? Will the Nostromo be taken over by Rathtars? And will the Jefferson Starship ever win anything? Join this panel of sage classic spaceshipologists (Ashley E. Miller, Steven Melching, Kay Reindl, Christian Gossett, Daren Dochterman, and Robert Meyer Burnett) as they slug it out with The Next Generation (Bobak Ferdowsi, Nikki Griffin, and surprise guests). Moderated by the Richard Dawson of the stars, Mark A. Altman (The 50 Year Mission). Finish your weekend with the geekiest and most beloved panel of all time in this or any other dimension, known or unknown. And 'zis combat will be to the death.

Sunday April 2, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Room 300DE

4:00pm

Writer Versus Fandom: TV Writer's Rooms and Fan Interaction
The dialogue between TV writers and their fans is a vital tool for many television shows—but one that can prove fickle. From producers, to staff writers and assistants, Alex Freedman and Nick Watson (Paper Team) invite people who work on some of your favorite TV shows to share their thoughts on this unique relationship. Panelists include Ray Utarnachitt (DC's Legends of Tomorrow, Person of Interest), Tennessee Martin (Lucifer, Training Day), Diya Mishra (The Tick, Powerless), and Taylor Brogan (The Shannara Chronicles, Into the Badlands).

Sunday April 2, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 209