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Sunday, March 31
 

11:30am

Spotlight on J. M. DeMatteis
Writer and WonderCon Anaheim special guest J. M. DeMatteis (Phantom Stranger, Adventures of Augusta Wind) is on hand for a journey through his more than 30-year career. JMD will be interviewed by his son, Cody DeMatteis (Adult Swim).

Sunday March 31, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 208

11:30am

Comics Arts Conference Session #7: The Filter of Fiction: Batman, Spider-Man, and Real-Life Trauma
UPDATED: Mon, Mar 25, 03:47PM
What's the point in examining fictional characters, especially fantastic superheroes unlike any people we encounter in real life? Psychologist Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight) and Andrea Letamendi (Barbara Gordon's therapist in Batgirl #16), comics scholar Kathleen McClancy (Wake Forest University), and comic book writer Bryan Q. Miller (Batgirl) explore how the filter of fiction can allow people to face some of the worst events that happen in real life without turning away and how that, in turn, helps us learn more about the way actual crises affect living human beings.

Sunday March 31, 2013 11:30am - 1:00pm
Room 210BCD

11:30am

The Secret Origin of Good Readers
UPDATED: Mon, Mar 25, 09:54AM
Using comics as an educational tool is fun and practical. All-star panelists Frank Beddor (The Looking Glass Wars and Hatter M series), Tom Carr (Talking to Yourself in the Dark, host of Residual Hauntings Revived), Dave Elliot (Weirding Willows), and Mimi Cruz (Night Flight Comics, Salt Lake City) discuss how educators, librarians, retailers, creators, and publishers work together to put comics into the classroom as an innovative tool to promote reading and literacy. This multimedia presentation with personal remarks and a Q&A session highlight ways to use the graphic medium as a learning tool. The 70-page resource book The Secret Origin of Good Readers is available for free download at www.night-flight.com/secretorigin/index.html courtesy of XMission.com.

Sunday March 31, 2013 11:30am - 1:00pm
Room 203

12:00pm

Nerdist Industries
Join Chris Hardwick (host of BBC America's The Nerdist and AMC's Talking Dead) and some very relevant-to-your-interests talent from across the many-headed beast that is Nerdist Industries. Chris and friends will engage in lively conversation about the big things to come for Nerdist in the near future. Surprises, big announcements and, of course, quemments await!

Sunday March 31, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Arena

12:00pm

What Makes a Good Costume
What a hero looks like tells us so much about who they are and what they can achieve. With every incarnation, a costume shows the reader where a character is going and where he or she has been. Frank Cho (Savage Wolverine), Amanda Conner (Power Girl), Doug Mahnke (Green Lantern), and Dan Slott (Superior Spider-Man) discuss with moderator Mark Waid (Thrillbent) what they believe makes a good costume.

Sunday March 31, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 300AB

12:30pm

Jeff Smith and Terry Moore
Don't miss this opportunity to learn how two of the industry's leading self publishers have been successful for more than 20 years. Jeff Smith (Bone, RASL, Shazam) and Terry Moore (Strangers in Paradise, Echo, Rachel Rising) will discuss their publishing process and how they have been able to remain independent throughout their careers.

Sunday March 31, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 208

12:30pm

Redefining All-Ages Comics with KaBOOM!
As the leader in all-ages publishing, KaBOOM! Studios has been at the forefront of redefining how to do comics that appeal to the young, the old, and everyone in between! Now, exclusively for WonderCon Anaheim audiences, KaBOOM! unveils the Regular Show comic, based on the hit Cartoon Network animated show created by JG Quintel! Join KaBOOM! editor Shannon Watters along with Quintel and Regular Show comic writer KC Green for a lively discussion about this new series and the future of all-ages comic publishing.

Sunday March 31, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 213

1:00pm

Arrow Special Video Presentation and Q&A
Join series stars Stephen Amell (Private Practice), Colin Donnell (Pan Am), Willa Holland (The O.C.), and Paul Blackthorne (The River) and executive producers Marc Guggenheim (Green Lantern) and Andrew Kreisberg (Fringe) of the hit DC Comics adaptation Arrow for some exclusive video footage and a Q&A panel that goes beneath the hood! From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, Arrow airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on The CW.

Sunday March 31, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Arena

1:00pm

DC Entertainment: All Access
If you missed Friday's panel, come by for a brand new All Access with your favorite comics publisher! DC Comics editors and all-star talent share all things DC with a behind-the-scenes look at DC Entertainment!

Sunday March 31, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 300AB

1:00pm

Spotlight on Jane Espenson with Brad Bell
Executive producer Brad Bell (Husbands) talks with veteran TV writer/producer Jane Espenson about their shared work on the hit online sitcom Husbands, the Husbands comic book, and Jane's history of work on such shows as Torchwood, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, The O.C., Gilmore Girls, Battlestar Galactica, Game of Thrones, Dollhouse, Dinosaurs, Ellen, Once Upon a Time and others. Join Jane and Brad for this one-on-one interview, Q&A session and screening!

Sunday March 31, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 207

1:00pm

Spotlight on Jeff Parker
WonderCon Anaheim special guest Jeff Parker and guest artist Gabriel Hardman discuss how they approach the visual storytelling of comics and walk the audience through a Batman short story they completed recently. There will also be a chance to ask questions. Moderated by cartoonist/podcaster Pat Loika.

Sunday March 31, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 203

1:00pm

Comics Arts Conference Session #8: The Dark Side of Comics
James Medina (University of Dundee) compares the politics, style, and purpose of postapocalyptic narratives from different countries. Lindsay Kerstetter (California State University, Fullerton) applies trauma theory to explore the motivations of The Walking Dead characters, who are forced to exist in a world where trauma has become a part of everyday life. Rachelanne Smith (California State University, Sacramento) explains how satirizing the dark, gritty attitudes of contemporary comic book film adaptations actually makes the case that the traditional, altruistic hero is the one society needs.

Sunday March 31, 2013 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Room 210BCD

1:30pm

CBLDF: The Story of Comics Censorship
With moral panic on the rise, the history of how comics have been censored is more important than ever! Comic Book Legal Defense Fund executive director Charles Brownstein tells the shocking tale, from the public book burnings and Senate hearings that led to the Comics Code Authority in the 1950s through the attacks on retailers in the 1980s, artists in the 1990s, and readers today. This panel also marks the convention premiere of a new documentary about the Ryan Matheson case, in which Canada Customs prosecuted a comics reader for the comics on his computer. Don't miss this important panel about your rights and how to defend them!

Sunday March 31, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 208

1:30pm

The Red Star Rises: Geek Q&A with Chris Gossett
Legendary comic book creator Chris Gossett is live on stage in conversation with GEEK magazine editor David E. Williams, discussing his pioneering award-winning comic book series The Red Star, soon to be a major motion picture from Chronicle director Josh Trank for Warner Bros. Gossett will also talk about his work on such films as The Lord of the Rings and Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland as well as inventing the famous two-sided light saber for Tales of the Jedi. He'll also share some exciting news about the future of The Red Star as it makes its eagerly awaited return to comics later this year, exclusively in the pages of the new GEEK magazine.

Sunday March 31, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 213

2:00pm

Spotlight on Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti
Spend some time with award-winning artist Amanda Conner and writer Jimmy Palmiotti as they discuss their past, present, and especially future projects together, including their upcoming creator-owned properties. They will give the lowdown on what it's like not only working for comic companies but having a hand in creating video games, working on television shows and in film, and being part of a bigger picture in creating new characters for multimedia platforms. Expect to learn something, be entertained, and enjoy some real one-on-one time with these creators.

Sunday March 31, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 203

2:00pm

Star Wars Comics in 2013!
January saw the publication of Brian Wood's Star Wars, one of the biggest launches in Dark Horse's 21 years of publishing Star Wars comics. The excitement continues in March with the return of Star Wars: Legacy! When it originally launched in 2006, Legacy shook up the Star Wars galaxy by pushing the "expanded universe" timeline-and Skywalker history-farther than it had ever gone before: over 100 years after the events of the original Star Wars trilogy of films. Now Legacy is back in a new iteration featuring an heir to the Solo line, written by Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman. Join Bechko and Hardman as they talk about the new Legacy and take a peek at more surprises coming in 2013 for Star Wars comics at Dark Horse.

Sunday March 31, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 207

2:00pm

LEGO Batman: The Movie-DC Superheroes Unite
The ultimate blend of action and humor guaranteed to entertain fanboys of all ages, LEGO Batman: The Movie-DC Superheroes Unite finds Lex Luthor taking jealousy to new heights when fellow billionaire Bruce Wayne wins the Man of the Year Award. To top Wayne's accomplishment, Lex begins a campaign for President; and to create the atmosphere for his type of fear-based politics, he recruits the Joker to perfect a Black LEGO Destructor Ray. While wreaking havoc on Gotham, Lex successfully destroys Batman's technology, forcing the Caped Crusader to reluctantly turn to Superman for help. WonderCon Anaheim presents the West Coast premiere of LEGO Batman: The Movie-DC Superheroes Unite, followed by a star-studded panel featuring the preeminent voice of Lex Luthor, Clancy Brown (The Shawshank Redemption, SpongeBob SquarePants) and TT Animation's award-winning director/producer Jon Burton, as well as renowned videogame/animation actors Troy Baker (Bioshock Infinite, Batman: Arkham City) as Batman, Travis Willingham (Avengers Assemble, The Super Hero Squad Show) as Superman, Christopher Smith (Mortal Combat vs. DC Universe) as the Joker, and Charlie Schlatter (Diagnosis Murder) as Robin. Special prizes for special audience questions from moderator Gary Miereanu. From TT Animation, creators of the bestselling video game on which the film is based, LEGO Batman: The Movie-DC Superheroes Unite will be released May 21 via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-ray and DVD.

Sunday March 31, 2013 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 300AB

2:30pm

Comics Arts Conference Session #9: Comics, Culture and Change
Kamila Tuszyńska (University of Warsaw) examines how Enki Bilal's Julia & Roem plays with conventions drawn from the classical cultural heritage to focus attention on contemporary issues. Hannah Diaz (California State University, Fullerton) explains how the female cosplay world has responded to the limited variety of body types and outfits from which to choose by modifying designs to reflect a female character with a wider variety of qualities than those found in mainstream comic books.

Sunday March 31, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 210BCD

2:30pm

IDW: Behind the Hasbro Titles
Join editor John Barber along with a veritable who's who of creators on all your favorite Hasbro books! Mike Costa of G.I. JOE fame! Mairghread Scott, Livio Ramondelli, Chris Metzen, and Flint Dille from Transformers! Amy Mebberson and Heather Nuhfer from My Little Pony! Announcements and inside info you won't believe!

Sunday March 31, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 208

2:30pm

Spotlight on Dan Slott
He's currently the writer of Marvel's Spider-Man...but did you know WonderCon Anaheim special guest Dan Slott also wrote for Batman, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Ren & Stimpy? He's put in 20-plus years of weird assignments, from She-Hulk to Scooby Doo. Everything's on the table in this Q&A session.

Sunday March 31, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 300DE

3:00pm

Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
WonderCon Anaheim is going out on a high note! FandomCharities.org and Whedonopolis.com, the folks who bring you the Buffy musical Once More With Feeling, to close out San Diego Comic-Con, present a screening of Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog! This will be an event to remember, so come to the show 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. Audience participation: it isn't just for Rocky Horror and mob riots anymore.

Sunday March 31, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Arena

3:00pm

Self-Publishing Digital
Self-publishing isn't about stapling parties anymore. With ComiXology opening up their platform to creators worldwide with “ComiXology Submit” and creators like Mark Waid taking the self-publishing route with his new company Thrillbent, there's never been a better time to publish your own work. Join legendary creator Mark Waid and ComiXology's Chip Mosher in a wide-ranging discussion on the ins and outs of self-publishing digital.

Sunday March 31, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 203

3:30pm

Full-Time Creative Work on a Part-Time Schedule
UPDATED: Tue, Mar 26, 04:09PM
Learn the secrets to using part-time collaboration to achieve full-time results! No matter which industry (comics, illustration, movies, design, animation, costuming/cosplay), “breaking in” has never been more apt a term than in today's media, and it is a full-time job, especially if you have only part-time hours to accomplish it. Hear Topher Davila (art director, GeekdomWear.com and co-creator/co-producer, We're Always Like This), Sean Glumace (digital arts instructor at Golden West College and Wordpress expert), Kevin Flessing (co-writer, We're Always Like This), Mario Martinez (co-creator, TomatoTV.net), Renah Wolzinger (department chair, Digital Media, Digital Arts and Design, Golden West College), Aleister Gilgrim (Creative Director, ICS Mobile), Heather Joseph-Witham Ph.D. (Mythbusters and various TV shows) and Ron Coleman (molecular geneticist and writer) talk about how they successfully juggle time between the creative and business sides while being involved in goal-oriented groups. They'll discuss the process, pitfalls, and potential of part-time collaboration from their experiences in illustration, writing, design, animation, and live-action filming, from a variety of levels of experience in administration and sizes of organizations. Content will be a mix of speaking, questions, and short interactive applications in which the audience can directly apply the topics covered. Whether you're a hobbyist or looking to go pro, if you struggle with deadlines, need help finding collaborators, want to know how to work with a team without mortally wounding each other, or simply want to know how to get your foot in the door, this panel is for you.

Sunday March 31, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 208

3:30pm

The Business and Hobby of Collecting Comics
From personal collections, working with museums and art galleries and even a little bit of hoarding, George Clayton Johnson, Barry Short, John Ellis, Eric Hoffman, Michael Hamersky, Alan Williams, and Dave Arshawsky are all fans and collectors of most things related to science fiction and comics. Collecting is a major industry these days; just watch the cable shows dedicated to it! Join moderator Greg Koudoulian to discuss how we can make sure that our histories and legacies are preserved for future generations, in both museums and art galleries and your own home!

Sunday March 31, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 213