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Friday, March 29

1:30pm PDT

Insights into Indie Publishing
Despite the comics industry's ever-changing media, two constants remain: telling a good story and doing so in a fresh way. The Antidote Trust, America's #1 indie collective, is on hand to share creative, production, and marketing tips. This year's panelists are Geoff Thorne (writer, Leverage, Ben 10, and DHP's Journeymen), published novelist Melissa Jarvis (Book Strand), BuyIndieComics.com and DWAP Productions creator Dale Wilson, Casey Kehoe (Crack Dog comics creator and short film director), Dani Dixon (entrepreneur/creator of Tumble Creek Press), and comics creator and winner of the inaugural "Glyph" Rising Star Award Robert Roach.

Friday March 29, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
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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
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3:30pm PDT

Breaking into Comics
Are you an aspiring comic book writer or artist? Then we've got the panel for you! Join BOOM! Studios editor-in-chief Matt Gagnon and other comic book professionals as they give you practical advice on how to make your comic book dreams come true.

Friday March 29, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
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4:30pm PDT

Spotlight on Brent Anderson
He's been one of the brightest lights in comic art since he burst on the scene with Ka-Zar the Savage, Somerset Holmes, Strikeforce: Morituri, and the X-Men graphic novel God Loves, Man Kills. More recently you know him from Kurt Busiek's Astro City and other popular comics. He's WonderCon Anaheim special guest Brent Anderson, and here's your chance to hear him interviewed about his life and career by Mark Evanier.

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

Indie Comics Marketing and PR 101
Need tips on how to market your comic? Have questions about doing PR? This is the panel for you! Some of the best and brightest in comics today present a roundtable discussion, revealing all the secrets of doing marketing and PR for your comics. ComiXology marketing and PR maven Chip Mosher is joined by Dark Horse's director of PR Jeremy Atkins, IDW Publishing's VP of marketing Dirk Wood, and Archaia's marketing manager Mel Caylo for a wide-ranging discussion you will not want to miss!

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

30 Years of Jayson
Jayson cartoons have entertained generations of readers by taking a lighthearted look at gay life in the big city. Title character Jayson Callowhill doesn't want much-just a job and a man worth having. That's what he left Farmville and moved to Philadelphia to find. But like many of us, he's still searching. On Christmas Day in 1982, Jeff Krell created Jayson, which has graced the pages of the Philadelphia Gay News, Gay Comix, Meatmen, and a series of graphic novels, including Jayson Goes to Hollywood (2008) and Jayson Gets a Job (2012). Jayson has even starred in an off-Broadway musical (1998) and in an upcoming animated short that will be previewed at WonderCon Anaheim. Celebrate 30 years of Jayson with creator Jeff Krell moderating a talented panel that includes the voice of Jayson, Matt Crabtree (Failing Upwards), voice of Robyn, Dino Andrade (Arkham Asylum), and lead animator Andrew Guiyangco. Presented in collaboration with Prism Comics. Coupons for free copies of Jayson graphic novels will be given out at panel (while supplies last).

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

That '70s Panel
A look at comics in what some call the Bronze Age...a time of massive change within in the industry. What made that era unique from comics that came before and after? Perhaps we'll learn as Mark Evanier (Groo the Wanderer) chats with Marv Wolfman (Tomb of Dracula), J. M. DeMatteis (Justice League), Len Wein (Swamp Thing), and Brent Anderson (Astro City).

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

CBLDF Live Art Jam
Witness amazing live art created before your eyes by the industry's greatest superstars! WonderCon Anaheim special guest Jim Lee leads an all-star panel of special surprise guests who will make original art on the big screen, giving you a one-of-a-kind glimpse into their creative process, and then have a chance to bid to take their work home. The proceeds from this auction benefit Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, which protects the industry's First Amendment rights. Stop by the CBLDF booth (#909) for your bidder number, then come watch great art happen before your eyes at the CBLDF Live Art Jam!

Saturday March 30, 2013 12:30pm - 2:00pm PDT
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2:00pm PDT

Spotlight on Steranko
Wonder-Con Anaheim special guest, Steranko, the Hall of Fame writer/illustrator/filmmaker/escape artist, presents a provocative forum featuring his work on Captain America, X-Men, S.H.I.E.L.D., The Shadow, Indiana Jones and more, including a new series of Batman covers and his groundbreaking graphic novel Red Tide, Acclaimed author and agent of Steranko, J. David Spurlock moderates and promises to reveal a new storm of secrets from the Steranko bag of tricks.

Saturday March 30, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Room 203

3:00pm PDT

VIZ Media
Get the latest updates and exciting news from VIZ Media staff on your favorite manga and anime! You'll also get the scoop on new acquisitions and upcoming releases and projects from VIZ Manga, Weekly Shonen Jump, kids publishing, Neon Alley channel, and more! Plus, be the first to hear about an exclusive collector's item, available only during WonderCon Anaheim!

Saturday March 30, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
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4:00pm PDT

Spotlight on Ann Nocenti
Celebrating her return to comics with Catwoman and Katana, Ann Nocenti has written comics for both DC and Marvel over the years and has also traveled the world as a teacher. Come and listen to her thoughts on all things comics, moderated by Jim Lee.

Saturday March 30, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
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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
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6:00pm PDT

25 Years of Graphite and Paper with Doug Mahnke
Doug Mahnke (Green Lantern, Final Crisis) is celebrating a quarter century of drawing comics. With a career beginning with Dark Horse's The Mask, then running a gauntlet of DCU characters culminating in a four-year run on DC's Green Lantern with writer Geoff Johns, Doug has nearly drawn it all. Join Doug Mahnke for Q&A, a walk through his comics career, and whatever else we can think of.

Saturday March 30, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
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7:00pm PDT

The Writer's Journey: Breaking into Comic Book and Hollywood Scriptwriting
Every aspiring writer wants to know one thing: "How do I break into the business?" If you are an unpublished writer with dreams of making it in the transmedia marketplace and you don't know how or where to begin, this is the panel for you. Hollywood screenwriters and graphic novel producers Brandon M. Easton (ThunderCats [2011], Transformers: Rescue Bots), Geoffrey Thorne (TNT's Leverage, Ben 10), and Jonathan Callan (Ben 10, Generator Rex) plus actor/writer Anthony Montgomery (Star Trek: Enterprise, VH1's Single Ladies, Miles Away) share insider information, publishing secrets, and the professional realities on how to develop your ideas into a viable comics proposal. Topics include how to hire artists and build a strong contract, how to seek out a publisher, and how to navigate the tough new world of intellectual property management in the digital frontier.

Saturday March 30, 2013 7:00pm - 8:00pm PDT
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Sunday, March 31

11:30am PDT

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 PDT
Room 203

1:00pm PDT

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 PDT
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2:00pm PDT

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 PDT
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3:00pm PDT

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 PDT
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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
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