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Friday, March 31
 

1:15pm

DreamWorks Trollhunters, A Netflix Original Series
Following the epic first season of the Netflix original series DreamWorks Trollhunters, executive producers Marc Guggenheim, Rodrigo Blaas, and Chad Hammes share their favorite moments from season 1 and take you behind the scenes of this critically acclaimed series from Guillermo del Toro. The panel will be moderated by Josh Macuga of Collider.

Friday March 31, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 300AB

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

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

5:30pm

Writing for Animation
Ever think you might want to write cartoons? Well, Mark Evanier has written more than 500 half-hours of animated programming, including such programs as The Garfield Show, Garfield and Friends, Dungeons & Dragons, Scooby-Doo, Richie Rich, ABC Weekend Special, Superman Adventures, Thundarr the Barbarian, CBS Storybreak, and many more. He doesn't claim to know everything but thinks he can fill the hour telling you what he does know.

Friday March 31, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 213

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

6:30pm

The Independent Animated Feature: Rewards and Challenges
In recent years, animated features from smaller and/or foreign studios and independent artists have received critical praise, awards, and Oscar nominations for their unique visions. The Red Turtle, Song of the Sea, My Life as a Zucchini, and others have broken new ground in content, storytelling, technique, and visual style in animation. Moderated by internationally respected critic and historian of animation Charles Solomon, this panel featuring some of the most dynamic independent filmmakers currently working in the entertainment industry discusses how these kinds of films are produced.

Friday March 31, 2017 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room 213
 
Saturday, April 1
 

7:30pm

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

Saturday April 1, 2017 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 213
 
Sunday, April 2
 

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

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

12:00pm

Cosplaying with Your Kids
Kim Henderson McAndrew and Scout McAndrew (9 O'Clock Bedtime Cosplay), Shawn Richter (Gavin's Dad) and Gavin Richter (Kid Coulson), and Deborah and Celia discuss cosplaying with your kid and offer tips on how to get started, sources for assembling a cosplay, and social media tips. Moderated by Anastasia Washington (Anastationtv, Legion of Leia).

Sunday April 2, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Avalon Room, Anaheim Hilton

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

1:00pm

Capable Kids
Age is no barrier to the intrepid adventurers in works by participants Judd Winick (Hilo), Tania del Rio (Warren the 13th and the Whispering Woods), Jonathan Stokes (Addison Cooke and the Treasure of the Incas), and Dave Roman (Teen Boat! The Race for Boatlantis). Moderated by Judy Neeb (Children's Librarian, County of Los Angeles Public Library).

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

1:00pm

Justice League Action All-New Episode and Q&A
Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman lead the DC Comics Super Heroes against their most infamous foes in adventures packed with relentless thrills, fun, and action. No need to wait for the good stuff to startâ

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

2:00pm

Warner Archive Collection - KidsWB Flashback
Celebrate the phenomenon of Kids’ WB with some of the creators and voice actors from Static Shock, The Zeta Project, Xiaolin Showdown, Histeria!, and many more in a fun look back at the beloved cartoon block. Join The Zeta Project creator/producer Bob Goodman (Elementary, Warehouse 13) and acting stars Diedrich Bader (American Housewife, Office Space) and Julie Nathanson (Skylanders video game franchise), and Static Shock’s lead actor Phil LaMarr (MadTV, Futurama, Pulp Fiction), alongside Warner Archive podcasters Matthew Patterson and DW Ferranti and moderator Gary Miereanu for a fun-filled hour of cartoon clips for all—and cool prizes for lucky audience members.

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

2:30pm

Writing and Illustrating Children's Books
Panelists Joe Cepeda (Pura Belpre honoree, author/illustrator of the I, Freddy series), Stacia Deutch (New York Times bestselling author of the Blast to the Past series), Marla Frazee (New York Times bestselling Caldecott honoree, author/illustrator of The Boss Baby), John Rocco (New York Times bestselling Caldecott honoree, author/illustrator of Blackout), Eliza Wheeler (New York Times bestselling author/illustrator of Miss Maple's Seeds), and moderator Henry Herz (author, Little Red Cuttlefish) will share insights into the publishing industry, how to get started, and lessons learned on the journey to traditional publication, TV, and film.

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

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