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Friday, March 29
 

12:30pm PDT

35th Anniversary: Battlestar
Host Richard Hatch (Capt. Apollo, Tom Zarek), Kevin Grazier (science advisor, Battlestar, Caprica, Defiance), Michael Taylor (writer/producer, Battlestar, Defiance, Caprica), and special surprise guests discuss the 35-year history of Battlestar Galactica. Includes Q&A and special 35th BSG trailer presentation screening.

Friday March 29, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
Room 300DE

12:30pm PDT

Avatar: The Search for Zuko's Mom
Dark Horse's growing line of books following up on the original Nickelodeon hit animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender have been a bona fide hit! Working directly with the show's creators, Gene Yang (American Born Chinese, Boxers and Saints) stepped in to pen the first three-book series, The Promise, to universal acclaim. Now, Yang tackles the events directly following Avatar: The Last Airbender book three in The Search. Dark Horse PR director Jeremy Atkins joins writer Gene Yang for an exclusive look at what's to come in what is sure to be one of the year's most talked about series!

Friday March 29, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
Room 208

1:00pm PDT

Warner Archives Collection Presents Pulp Heroes of Film and TV: Tarzan, Doc Savage, Bomba, and More
Many timeless, larger-than-life heroes can be traced to the brittle pages of pulp magazines. Some swung from jungle vines, others created lonely fortresses in the polar ice, and still others performed unmatched feats of physical prowess and mental agility. Many of these heroes have leaped from the page to screens both large and small to invade our dreams and inspire our lives. Join Ron Ely (Tarzan, Doc Savage: Man of Bronze) the Warner Archive Collection team along with special guests to learn about the stories behind the stories of rare pulp-inspired television and film releases, including Tarzan, Doc Savage, Bomba, and more.

Friday March 29, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Room 207

1:30pm PDT

Geek & Sundry Panel of Awesome
Geek & Sundry executive producers Felicia Day (The Guild, Supernatural, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog) and Sheri Bryant (TableTop, Rock Jocks, Labou) invite you to celebrate the best thing that's happened to the Internet since ever, your favorite YouTube channel, Geek & Sundry. If you're a fan of The Guild, TableTop, Written by a Kid, or any of the other awesome shows on G&S, bring your friends and share your love for all things geek and sundry.

Friday March 29, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Room 300DE

1:30pm PDT

Grimm Fairy Tales Animated
ADDED: Wed, Mar 27, 01:38PM
The Grimm Fairy Tales Animated pilot is a testament to collaboration. Zenoscope Entertainment, Titmose Inc. and Schneppzone worked together to create the pilot episode of this horror spin on classic fairy tales. Director Jon Schnepp hosts this panel to give you a look behind the scenes of the incredibly popular, crowd-funded project. Thr project launched last year at WonderCon Anaheim. This year, we celebrate its success!

Friday March 29, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Room 208

1:30pm PDT

The Psychology of Star Trek vs. Star Wars
Boldly go where no one has gone before and explore a galaxy far, far away! Psychologists Dr. Andrea Letamendi (UCLA) and Dr. Ali Mattu (NYU) are joined by writers Hugh Sterbakov (Robot Chicken, City Under the Moon) and Larry "Dr. Trek" Nemecek (The Con of Wrath, Trekland: On Speaker) for an epic sci-fi battle as they throw down the science behind the heroes, villains, galactic governments, and even the fandom of Star Trek and Star Wars. Join a side and cast your vote as we crown one the winner of WonderCon Anaheim! Refereed by Brian Ward (Shout! Factory).

Friday March 29, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Room 213

2:00pm PDT

The Disney/ABC's of TV Writing: Through the Looking Glass of the TV Writers Room
What actually happens in the TV writers room is shrouded in secrecy, but Disney/ABC's Writing Program will demystify what goes on behind the doors of your favorite TV shows. The program's Frank Bennett Gonzalez and Ollie Ashtari-Larki will share exclusive details on how they groom writers to be part of that world. Declassifying what goes on in the writers room are alumni Jane Espenson (ABC's Once Upon a Time, Battlestar Galactica, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Samantha Humphrey (ABC's Body of Proof), and Silvia Cardenas Olivas (Disney Channel's Jesse) and current program participants Severiano Canales (Private Practice) and Kristine Huntley (Legend of the Seeker). Essential creative and business presentation tips abound. Sorcerer's hat and pixie dust not necessary. Moderated by Ken Choy (Hyphen magazine).

Friday March 29, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Room 207

2:30pm PDT

Star Trek: Into High Definition
Brannon Braga (Star Trek: Enterprise creator and executive producer), Mike and Denise Okuda (project consultants), and Roger Lay, Jr. (producer/director, Blu-ray) follow up on their standing-room-only Comic-Con International 2012 panel by sharing insider information, offering special previews, and answering any and all questions about Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Enterprise on Blu-ray in 2013. As March marks the Blu-ray debut of the first season of Star Trek: Enterprise, and April will see both Star Trek: The Next Generation's breakthrough third season and The Best of Both Worlds movie event in high definition, Star Trek on home video has never been more exciting! Moderated by Robert Meyer Burnett (director of Free Enterprise and producer of Star Trek Blu-ray special features).

Friday March 29, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
Room 300DE

2:30pm PDT

The Most Dangerous Women at WonderCon Anaheim!
UPDATED: Tue, Mar 26, 09:12AM
Actresses, stuntwomen, storytellers, outspoken bloggers, creative cosplayers -- which women are the movers and shakers on the convention scene? Who are the innovators and game changers breaking barriers in the world of fandom? Is the convention experience really different for women? To discuss these issues, Action Flick Chick Katrina Hill (Fanhattan, MTV Geek) brings together some women dangerous in their own right: Jenna Busch (Cocktails with Stan), Emma Caulfield (Essnemma on My Damn Channel), Jane Espenson (Once Upon a Time), Dr. Andrea Letamendi (Batgirl's therapist), Dorina Arellano (Office Ninja), Luci Romberg (Ninja Warrior), Dana Braziel-Solovy (Adventures of a Comic Con Girl), and America Young (Stan Lee's World of Heroes).

Friday March 29, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
Room 203

3:00pm PDT

Exclusive Warner Bros. Television Screenings
For the fourth straight year, Warner Bros. Television kicks off WonderCon with preview screenings of fan-favorite series. For 2013, WBTV will unveil the world premiere of new, previously unaired episodes of the first-year hit dramas Revolution, from creator Eric Kripke (Supernatural) and J. J. Abrams's Bad Robot Productions (Fringe, Lost); Arrow, from executive producers Greg Berlanti (Golden Boy), Marc Guggenheim (Green Lantern), and Andrew Kreisberg (Fringe); and The Following, from creator/executive producer Kevin Williamson (The Vampire Diaries) and executive producer Marcos Siega (The Vampire Diaries); in addition to the never-before-seen series premiere episode of Warner Bros. Animation's new Teen Titans Go!

Revolution -- In this epic adventure from J. J. Abrams's Bad Robot Productions and Supernatural's Eric Kripke, a family struggles in an American landscape where every piece of technology-computers, planes, cars, phones, even lights-has mysteriously blacked out forever. A drama with sweeping scope and intimate focus, Revolution is a swashbuckling journey of hope and rebirth seen through the eyes of one strong-willed young woman, Charlie Matheson (Being Human's Tracy Spiridakos) and her brother, Danny (Graham Rogers). When Danny is kidnapped by militia leaders for a darker purpose, Charlie reconnects with her estranged uncle, Miles (Twilight's Billy Burke), a former U.S. Marine living a reclusive life. Together with a rogue band of survivors, they set out to rescue Danny, overthrow the militia, and ultimately reestablish the United States of America. All the while, they explore the enduring mystery of why the power failed and if-or how-it will ever return. The series also stars Giancarlo Esposito, Zak Orth, David Lyons, Daniella Alonso, JD Pardo, Tim Guinee, and Elizabeth Mitchell. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Bad Robot Productions, Kripke Enterprises, and Warner Bros. Television, Revolution airs Mondays at 10/9c on NBC.

Arrow -- The CW's most-watched series premiere since The Vampire Diaries in 2009, Arrow stars Stephen Amell as billionaire Oliver Queen, who, after being marooned for five years on a remote island, returns home with a mysterious agenda and lethal set of new skills that he uses in a war on crime. Reinventing the DC Comics character for a modern-day audience, the Arrow is not a superhero...but a hero, every bit as dangerous as the criminals he's hunting. This hard-hitting action series also stars Katie Cassidy, Colin Donnell, David Ramsey, and Willa Holland, with Susanna Thompson and Paul Blackthorne. Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, and Andrew Kreisberg are executive producers of the series, based on characters appearing in comic books and graphic novels published by DC Comics. Arrow is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television and airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on The CW.

The Following -- Golden Globe winner and Emmy nominee Kevin Bacon stars in this terrifying new psychological thriller from creator/executive producer Kevin Williamson (Scream) and executive producer Marcos Siega (The Vampire Diaries). In The Following, Bacon plays psychologically scarred ex-FBI agent Ryan Hardy, who's drawn back into an ever-growing web of murder and madness masterminded by serial killer Joe Carroll (James Purefoy, Rome), who brought an end to Hardy's career years before. In addition to Bacon and Purefoy, The Following also stars Natalie Zea, Annie Parisse, Shawn Ashmore, Valorie Curry, Adan Canto, Nico Tortorella, and Kyle Catlett. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Outerbanks Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television, The Following airs Mondays at 9/8c on FOX.

Teen Titans Go! -- The Teen Titans are returning to Cartoon Network with all-new comedic adventures, and this time they're giving viewers a look at what life is really like as a teen super hero...once the cape comes off. Inspired by the original Teen Titans series from Warner Bros. Animation that ran for five seasons, the character-driven comedy focuses on the funny that happens in between saving the world and living together as teenagers without adult supervision. The comedic mayhem of the animated series is punctuated by pranks and the occasional need to fight crime, but it will also deal with the everyday issues of adolescence. With epic staring contests to decide who does the laundry, a series of quests and battles to construct the perfect sandwich or fighting crime in Jump City, one thing is for sure: These Titans will always be ready for an adventure -- inside the house and out. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Teen Titans Go! features the principal voice cast from the original series -- Greg Cipes, Scott Menville, Tara Strong, Hynden Walch and Khary Payton -- with Sam Register (MAD, Teen Titans, Batman: The Brave and The Bold) serving as executive producer and Michael Jelenic (ThunderCats) and Aaron Horvath (MAD) serving as producers. Teen Titans Go! will premiere on Cartoon Network in April.

Friday March 29, 2013 3:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Arena

4:00pm PDT

Beauty and the Beast Sneak Peek and Q&A
Attention #Beasties:  Deception, Death & Darkness! Join star Kristin Kreuk and executive producer Kelly Souders (Smallville) as they screen a never-before-seen episode, which no fan will want to miss. Beauty and the Beast, the CW's freshman drama, winner of the People's Choice Award for Favorite New TV Drama, is a modern adaptation of a beloved fairy tale. Centering on Catherine Chandler (Kreuk), a tough-minded NYPD homicide detective, who is haunted by witnessing her mother's murder nine years ago and the murderer's quick demise at what she perceived to be the hands of a beast. After years of searching, Catherine finally discovers the beast is Vincent Keller, (Jay Ryan), a survivor of a military experiment that went disastrously wrong and left him in hiding to lead a secret life.

Friday March 29, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Room 300AB

4:00pm PDT

GEEK Magazine Star Trek Summit LIVE
Get ready to boldly go as our panel of ultimate Treksperts discuss the past, present, and future of the Star Trek franchise as it goes Into Darkness, live and in person, based on the bestselling cover story in GEEK magazine. Featuring writer/producer Brannon Braga (Star Trek: First Contact, Star Trek: Enterprise, Terra Nova), Eugene “Rod” Roddenberry, Jr. (Roddenberry.com, son of legendary Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry), Scott Mantz (Access Hollywood chief film critic), Jeff Bond (executive editor, GEEK, The Music of Star Trek), and Mark A. Altman (Free Enterprise, Femme Fatales).

Friday March 29, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Room 207

4:30pm PDT

A Story Is a Story: Storytelling Across Diverse Formats
Storytellers Jane Espenson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Once Upon a Time), Frank Beddor (The Looking Glass Wars), Amber Benson (The Golden Age of Death), Patrick Rothfuss (The Kingkiller Chronicles), and Ashley Edward Miller (Colin Fischer) discuss storytelling from the oral tradition to novels to screenwriting to comics with moderator LeAnna Herrera of Mysterious Galaxy bookstore.

Friday March 29, 2013 4:30pm - 5:30pm PDT
Room 300DE

4:30pm PDT

How to Build Your Own R2
Do you want to know what it takes to build your own Star Wars droid? Southern California R2 builders Chris Romines, Michael McMaster, and William Miyamoto, builder Godfather Mike Senna, and builder/moderator Victor Franco discuss how their robots were built and how they work. Topics include materials, blueprints, building techniques, tools, and the electronics used to bring R2 to life. Special guest Don Post is scheduled to join the group for part of the panel discussion. Hear Don talk about his involvement in producing the licensed replica R2-D2, along with other props and costume pieces.

Friday March 29, 2013 4:30pm - 5:30pm PDT
Room 213

5:30pm PDT

Science in Science Fiction
Kyle Kurpinski and Terry Johnson (How to Defeat Your Own Clone: And Other Tips for Surviving the Biotech Revolution) discuss the scientific breakthroughs that inspire science fiction and the ways that science is depicted in popular media, books, movies, and more. After a brief presentation, these bioengineers will be available to answer your questions in a Q&A session.

Friday March 29, 2013 5:30pm - 6:30pm PDT
Room 213

6:00pm PDT

Awfully Big Adventures: Storytellers Who Find One Medium Too Small
UPDATED: Wed, Mar 27, 12:49PM
Movies are based on comics, comics are based on TV shows, TV shows are based on movies. These days the lines between genres are blurring, and sci-fi and fantasy weaves throughout multiple formats. Panelists Amanda Conner (Power Girl, Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre), Ann Nocenti (Catwoman, Katana), Gale Anne Hurd (Terminator, Aliens), and Jane Espenson (Firefly, Once Upon a Time) discuss with moderator Geoff Boucher (Cape Town) how they work across formats, gain inspiration from everywhere, and still manage to tell fresh and exciting stories.

Friday March 29, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Room 207

6:00pm PDT

Femme Fatales: The Hit TV Show Comes Home
Behind the scenes of the hit TV series that Beyond Online calls “a truly enjoyable show” and Entertainment Weekly hails as “a badass chick anthology series” inspired by pulp fiction, film noir, and graphic novels. Celebrating the bestselling release of the first season on DVD from eOne Home Video with some special giveaways, upcoming previews and behind the scenes footage are first season favorites Dean Haglund (The X-Files), Reggie Hayes (Girlfriends), and stunning femmes fatales Nikki Griffin (Dukes of Hazzard, Fast & The Furious III), Madison Dylan (Robot Chicken), Catherine Annette, and Tiffany Brouwer, joined by series creators Mark A. Altman (Castle, DOA: Dead or Alive) and Steve Kriozere (NCIS, V.I.P.).

Friday March 29, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Room 300AB

6:30pm PDT

Star Trek Enterprise Bridge Restoration and Sci-Fi Museum
Join Huston Huddleston, Brian Uiga, and the original designers from Star Trek TNG, DS9 and Voyager, as they discuss the rescue and restoration of the Enterprise Bridge set from Star Trek: The Next Generation, and how they rescued it from destruction. Rare videos, photos, Q&A, and updates on their creation of the world's first Interactive, Educational Sci-Fi Museum!

Friday March 29, 2013 6:30pm - 7:30pm PDT
Room 208

7:00pm PDT

BBC America's Doctor Who and Orphan Black Screening
Join BBC America for an exclusive Supernatural Saturday screening of Doctor Who and Orphan Black. BBC America's new Supernatural Saturday lineup launches Saturday, March 30 with Doctor Who at 8/7c, Orphan Black at 9/8c, and The Nerdist at 10/9c. Doctor Who will kick off the screening with Steven Moffat's new episode “The Bells of St. John,” the first of eight epic new episodes starring Matt Smith and his new companion Jenna-Louise Coleman. Then, catch the premiere episode of BBC America's new original series Orphan Black. Tatiana Maslany portrays Sarah, an orphan and outsider whose life changes dramatically after witnessing the suicide of a woman who looks just like her. She takes her identity, her boyfriend, and her bank account. But instead of solving her problems, the street-smart chameleon is thrust headlong into a deadly conspiracy. Please note: Doctor Who is TV-PG and Orphan Black is TV-MA.

Friday March 29, 2013 7:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
Room 300AB
 
Saturday, March 30
 

10:30am PDT

From Fan to Creator: Goal-Setting for Creative Types
Which side of the convention table do you want to be on, professional or fan? And what's keeping you from getting there? If you've been inspired to create something but you're having trouble bringing it into reality, you need to attend this fun and informative goal-setting workshop, designed specifically for the WonderCon Anaheim crowd and back for its seventh year in a row. Douglas Neff (the "Tony Robbins of Geeks") will give you simple and proven tips for achieving what's most important to you. Whether you want to write your own screenplay, draw your first comic, or shoot your independent film, you'll walk away from this workshop with new ideas and useful tools to help you reach your dream.

Saturday March 30, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am PDT
Room 203

11:30am PDT

Inspector Spacetime: The Panel
Travis Richey (Community's Inspector Spacetime), is joined by the cast and crew of the completely and totally unrelated web series (Untitled Web Series About A Space Traveler Who Can Also Travel Through Time) to discuss the process of bringing the fan-created universe to life. They'll talk about the making of Season 1 of the web series USA Today called "the Best TV on the Web for 2012", as well as what's coming up for The Inspector, including exclusive video. Meet Eric Loya (co-writer, Boyish the Extraordinary), Carrie Keranen (Piper Tate), Brian Giovanni (series composer), and Chaz Maas (associate producer).

Saturday March 30, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Room 213

11:30am PDT

Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures
Pacific Rim with director Guillermo del Toro and New Line Cinema's The Conjuring with director James Wan.

Saturday March 30, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Arena

12:30pm PDT

Falling Skies
The wait is nearly over as TNT's epic drama Falling Skies returns to continue its extraordinary story about life and survival in the wake of a catastrophic alien invasion. Noah Wyle stars as a college professor who becomes an unlikely resistance leader in this gripping series from DreamWorks Television and executive producer Steven Spielberg. Stars Drew Roy (Secretariat), Sarah Carter (Shark), and Seychelle Gabriel (Weeds) will join executive producer Remi Aubuchon for a Q&A panel. The session will include a never-before-seen sneak peek from the upcoming Season 3 premiere.

Saturday March 30, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
Room 300DE

1:00pm PDT

The Jedi Path: How to Create a Quality Jedi Costume
Join rebel legion members Alex Bagosy, Jen Bagosy, Lisa Curtis, Christina Amato, Kristin Laughtin, Sam Tilden, and Mike Moland discuss costuming with the Rebel Legion, the "Good Guys" of the Star Wars Costuming universe, hosted by the Jedi Temple of the Silent Sands of Sunrider Base. Members will discuss Rebel costuming, give basic tutorials and hold a Q&A session. The panel will focus on Jedi costuming, but will also briefly discuss other iconic costumes such as Rebel Fleet Troopers, Rebel Pilots and Princess Leia from A New Hope. Come and learn how to costume in the Star Wars Galaxy!

Saturday March 30, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Room 210A

1:00pm PDT

TV Writing Room Secrets Revealed: Inside Writing & Producing For Television
Meet the over-caffeinated and over-worked writers and producers who make genre entertainment what it is today and get an incredible insider look from the scribes behind some of TV's hottest shows as they share their candid thoughts on how to make the series we love (and sometimes loathe). Find out the highly classified secrets to getting TV shows made and how to break-in and break-out in a highly competitive broadcast environment, the deep dark secrets (and low-calorie snacks) of the writer's room -- and why network executives actually care about what you say on message boards! No canned speeches and press releases here, get the straight scoop from television's most talented writers and producers including Javier Grillo-Marxuach (The Middleman, Lost), Jesse Alexander (Heroes, Alias, Hannibal), Gabrielle Stanton (Haven, Moonlight, Arrow), Ashley E. Miller (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, X-Men: First Class, Fringe), Jose Molina (The Vampire Diaries, Firefly), Steve Kriozere (Femme Fatales, NCIS), Amy Berg (Eureka, Leverage), Steve Melching (The Clone Wars, Transformers: Prime), David Simkins (Grimm, Warehouse 13), and Mark A. Altman (Femme Fatales, Necessary Roughness). Presented by GEEK Magazine.

Saturday March 30, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Room 207

1:15pm PDT

Revolution Special Video Presentation and Q&A
Hot on the heels of the hit show's eagerly anticipated spring return, this panel session featuring stars Elizabeth Mitchell (Lost), Tracy Spiridakos (Being Human), Zak Orth (Wet Hot American Summer), David Lyons (The Cape), Daniella Alonso (Friday Night Lights) and Tim Guinee (Iron Man movies), as well as co-executive producer David Rambo (V), will tackle burning questions such as Bass's plans for the expansion of the Monroe Republic, the long-awaited Matheson family reunion and theories on what really happened to cause the blackout. Join these "revolutionaries" as they reveal exclusive information about the remaining episodes of the first season. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Bad Robot Productions, Kripke Enterprises and Warner Bros. Television, Revolution airs Mondays at 10/9c on NBC.

Saturday March 30, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm PDT
Arena

2:30pm PDT

Roddenberry Presents
Rod Roddenberry (CEO, Roddenberry Entertainment), Trevor Roth (head of development, Days Missing) and Tory Mell (writer/producer, White Room: 02B3) are taking the name that created Star Trek and bringing it to levels not seen since the original days of the genre changing television show. Join us for some sneak peeks, discussions, and some awesome giveaways!

Saturday March 30, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
Room 213

3:30pm PDT

Ask An Agent!
Join literary agents Holly Root (Waxman-Leavell Literary Agency) and Michael Bourret (Dystel & Goderich Literary Management) for a Q&A session about the wild world of manuscript querying, the role of agents in the publication process, and more! No pitches, please.

Saturday March 30, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Room 213

3:30pm PDT

Capcom: Remember Me
Be the first to find out everything there is to know about Capcom's latest and greatest franchise, Remember Me-an exciting, science-fiction, action-adventure game set in the near future of Neo-Paris where memories are remixed and erased. Hear about the development of the game from the creative team featuring Alexis Briclot, Jean-Maxime Moris, and Matthew Hart, and see the latest gameplay footage for this 2013 game release. Followed by a Q&A session.

Saturday March 30, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Room 300DE

4:30pm PDT

TV Guide Magazine's Fan Favorite Showrunners
UPDATED: Mon, Mar 18, 03:21PM
TV Guide Magazine celebrates its 60th anniversary with an all-star panel of TV's hottest showrunners. Moderated by Los Angeles bureau chief Michael Schneider, the panel brings together top showrunners and producers of current and classic hits for a lively discussion of sci-fi and fantasy television. Panelists include Remi Aubuchon (Falling Skies), Jeff Davis (Teen Wolf), Glen Mazarra (The Walking Dead), Steven Molaro (The Big Bang Theory), Greg Plageman (Person of Interest), and Julie Plec (The Vampire Diaries).

Saturday March 30, 2013 4:30pm - 5:30pm PDT
Room 300DE

5:00pm PDT

Creature Features, Artist's Dreams
A conversation with Tony McVey, covering a career in visual effects-related design spanning almost 40 years. Tony has worked as a character designer, sculptor, and puppet, costume, and prop maker on productions such as Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger, Superman, The Dark Crystal, Return of the Jedi, Star Trek 3, Howard the Duck, Gremlins, Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, and more, plus various TV ads, music videos, shorts, and most recently, his own stop-motion animated web series. Moderated by Sean Murphy.

Saturday March 30, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Room 210A

5:00pm PDT

Spotlight on Jeff Smith
Get a first look at this fall's RASL Hardcover release, WonderCon special guest Jeff Smith's sci-fi/noir masterpiece in full color when the artist does a reading of the first two chapters. Followed by a moderated Q&A session, and a sneak peek at Jeff's next project.

Saturday March 30, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Room 203

5:30pm PDT

Spotlight on Jason Palmer
Join WonderCon special guest Jason Palmer, the illustrator behind Star Wars: The Essential Guide to Warfare, for a slide show of his work, followed by a Q&A session.

Saturday March 30, 2013 5:30pm - 6:30pm PDT
Room 213

6:30pm PDT

Geeks Get Published - and Paid!
Trouble finding a book publisher? How about a literary agent? Do you really need your own publicist? Is getting into print different when your book's topic is particularly geeky? Hear how these bookworms got their works into print, how they made money at it, and how you might, too: S. G. Browne (Breathers: A Zombie's Lament), Katrina Hill (Action Movie Freak), Alan Kistler (Doctor Who: A History), Alex Langley (The Geek Handbook), and Dr. Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight). Moderated by Jenna Busch (Fanhattan).

Saturday March 30, 2013 6:30pm - 7:30pm PDT
Room 208

7:00pm PDT

Larry Nemeck's Trekland: Between The Cracks 2013
Author/historian/producer Larry "Dr. Trek" Nemeck (Trekland: On Speaker, TNG Companion) shares his archives while we party for the 25th anniversary of The Next Generation and the 20th for DS9. He'll give you behind the scenes, humor, the what-ifs, the bizarre-and some all-new blooper stills to boot. And there's that flick still coming: The Con of Wrath, of course -- Larry's documentary. Oh, yes -- and then that OTHER movie, too, in May.

Saturday March 30, 2013 7:00pm - 8:00pm PDT
Room 210BCD

7:00pm PDT

Steampunk 101
Trendwatchers predict that 2013 will be the year of steampunk, but what exactly is steampunk? Fashion trend? Literary genre? Anything involving corsets and goggles? Experts in the field delve into the origins of the movement, the active community that has formed around it, and what we can learn about the future by looking to the past. Panelists include Andrew Fogel (League of S.T.E.A.M.), Brian Kesinger (creator of Otto and Victoria), Donna Ricci (Clockwork Couture), Nick Baumann (creative director, League of S.T.E.A.M.), Robin Blackburn (League of S.T.E.A.M.), and moderator Dina Kampmeyer (Lady Steam).

Saturday March 30, 2013 7:00pm - 8:00pm PDT
Room 207

7:00pm PDT

Under the Dome Sneak Peek and Q&A
Get a first look inside the Dome from the stars and creative minds of CBS's highly anticipated summer series at a special WonderCon Anaheim appearance. Stars Dean Norris (Breaking Bad) and Rachelle Lefevre (Twilight) along with executive producers Neal Baer (Law & Order: SVU), Brian K. Vaughan (Lost), and Jack Bender (Lost), discuss the new series based on Stephen King's bestselling novel Under The Dome. The series, produced by Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television, is the story of a small town that is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an enormous transparent dome. The town's inhabitants must deal with surviving the post-apocalyptic conditions while searching for answers to what this barrier is, where it came from and if and when it will go away. Join us as the cast and executive producers share exclusive footage followed by a panel discussion.

Saturday March 30, 2013 7:00pm - 8:00pm PDT
Room 300AB

7:30pm PDT

Comics on Comics Live!
The Sideshow Network, Juan-Manuel Rocha, and Vito Lapiccola present Comics on Comics, the talk show that pits comedians against comic book creators in nerd debates, in its triumphant return to WonderCon Anaheim! Host Vito Lapiccola welcomes superstar comic creator Scott Lobdell (Superman, Red Hood and The Outlaws) and the world's funniest geek comedians as they rip through the latest developments in comics, movies, video games, and pop culture.

Saturday March 30, 2013 7:30pm - 8:30pm PDT
Room 208
 
Sunday, March 31
 

12:00pm PDT

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 PDT
Arena

12:00pm PDT

TheOneRing.net's Unauthorized Sneak Peek: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Staffers Cliff "Quickbeam" Broadway and Larry "MrCere" Curtis, fresh from set visits in New Zealand, discuss, in a multimedia extravaganza format, the next billion-dollar installment of The Hobbit. They will preview new characters, Tolkien's non-Hobbit lore in the film adaptation, dragons, hints, clues, and potential spoilers, as well as the latest breaking info along with glimpses into what might be on the first Hobbit film's Extended Edition Blu-ray. Plus, unmentionable surprises from the biggest and best Tolkien news source in the world.

Sunday March 31, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Room 207

2:00pm PDT

BBC America's Doctor Who Encore Screening
We know you stayed at WonderCon Anaheim late last night to enjoy all the convention has to offer, so here’s your chance to see the first of eight epic new episodes of Doctor Who, starring Matt Smith and his new companion Jenna-Louise Coleman. What better way to watch Steven Moffat's new episode "The Bells of St. John" than with all your fellow Doctor Who fans in one big room? BBC America's new Supernatural Saturday lineup includes Doctor Who at 8/7c, Orphan Black at 9/8c, and The Nerdist at 10/9c.

Sunday March 31, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Arena

2:00pm PDT

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 PDT
Room 207

2:30pm PDT

Capacity for the Fantastic: Writing for Teens and Tweens
Given their flexibility and ability to embrace the fantastic and wondrous, what can't one write about for middle graders and up? LeAnna Herrera of Mysterious Galaxy bookstore queries the limits with authors Jenn Reese (Above World, Mirage), Jessica Brody (Unremembered), James Morris (Skybound), Nancy Holder (Wolf Spring Chronicles), Cecil Castellucci (The Year of the Beasts), and Greg Van Eekhout (The Boy at the End of the World).

Sunday March 31, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
Room 213

3:00pm PDT

Starship Smackdown Presents: Alien Armageddon
The must-see panel of Comic-Con and WonderCon Anaheim returns for another action-packed year after last year's legendary Comic-Con bout, only this time it's not spaceships but aliens that will duke it out for the highly coveted Smackdown spin-off title. Can Spock put the Vulcan Death Grip on Boba Fett? Will an Alien Xenomorph defeat the Imperial Leader? And will the Martian Marauder spell doom for the Daleks? Join the panel of alien-ated experts as they outwit, outplay, and outphaser, starring Daren Dochterman (ST: TMP Special Edition, Real Steel), Chris Gossett (The Red Star), Ashley E. Miller (X-Men: First Class, Thor), Steve Melching (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Transformers: Prime), Robert Meyer Burnett (ST: TNG Blu-Ray, The Hills Run Red), Jeff Bond (GEEK magazine executive editor), and the Richard Dawson of the stars, moderator Mark A. Altman (Femme Fatales, Free Enterprise), along with some special surprise guests which are unlikely to include Dr. Neil DeGrasse-Tyson, but you just never know. End your weekend with the geekiest and most beloved panel of all time in this or any other dimension, known or unknown. Presented by GEEK magazine.

Sunday March 31, 2013 3:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Room 207

3:30pm PDT

Heroes vs. Villains
The hero (protagonist) and the villain (antagonist) are the two most important characters in stories. They have opposing goals and are bound through conflict. Young adult author Cecil Castellucci (Year of the Beasts) will teach you how to develop compelling heroes and villains for your own fantastic stories in this workshop for teens.

Sunday March 31, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Room 210BCD

4:00pm PDT

How to Create Your Own Novel: From the First Idea to Publishing
America's youngest multiple award-winning authors, the Winner Twins, will teach you how to create your own novel step by step. The twins, now in high school, are national bestselling authors who have written four science fiction novels. Drawing from their own experience, they will discuss the process, from creating your idea to getting it published. They have taught their unique creative writing method to hundreds of thousands of teachers and students across the country.

Sunday March 31, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Room 203