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Friday, March 29
 

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
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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
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3:00pm PDT

Tales of Xillia
Hideo Baba (producer for Tales of series, Namco Bandai Studios) discusses the 15th anniversary of the Tales of series, including the upcoming Western release of Tales of Xillia. Join Baba-san as he talks about all things Tales of in a fun and interactive hour with plenty of surprises.

Friday March 29, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
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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
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5:00pm PDT

Batman: Zero Year with Scott Snyder
Join us for an in-depth look at the upcoming Batman: Zero Year from fan favorite Scott Snyder!

Friday March 29, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
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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
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Saturday, March 30
 

11:00am PDT

ShiftyLook: Bravoman
Namco Bandai Games's ShiftyLook producer and editor-in-chief Rob Pereyda gives an inside look into the world of Bravoman. Find out what's next for everyone's favorite stretchy hero and watch an unreleased episode of Bravoman: Super-Unequaled Hero of Excellence! with show stars Rob Paulsen (Animaniacs), Dee Bradley Baker (American Dad), and Romi Dames (Winx Club); animation director Murray Bain (Artopia); writer Matt Moylan (Lilformers); character designer Dax Gordine (JoGeeTV); theme song composer Randy Rogel (Animaniacs); and score composer Tommy Pedrini (Adventure Time: "Hey Ice King! Why'd You Steal Our Garbage?!"). Afterward, stick around for a zany Q&A-there just might be some big Bravoman announcements, too!

Saturday March 30, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
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12:00pm PDT

Kotobukiya Spring Preview 2013
Get an inside look at some of the newest product updates and announcements from Kotobukiya! Have a question? Join in on the Q&A session. Plenty of surprises are in store, including a Lucky Draw prize giveaway.

Saturday March 30, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Room 207

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
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2:00pm PDT

Writing Animation 101
Learn the ins and outs and secrets of writing animation for today's television and Internet market. Craig Miller (Beast Wars, Curious George) will lead a group of other working writers and producers including Nicole Dubuc (Young Justice, Transformers: Rescue Bots), Cort Lane (VP, animation development & production, Marvel), Steve Melching (Transformers Prime, Star Wars: The Clone Wars), and Matt Wayne (Justice League Unlimited, Ben 10: Omniverse) in a discussion to tell you what you need to know to write and sell scripts.

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

Spotlight on Frank Cho
Emmy Award-winning artist-writer and WonderCon Anaheim special guest Frank Cho will showcase some of the art and comics that made him a favorite with critics and fans alike, including a quick drawing demonstration. He will also give an advance preview of his upcoming comic projects, How To Draw Women art book and his first horror movie - Zombie King!

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

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3
Hiroshi Matsuyama (CEO & president, CyberConnect2) discusses CyberConnect2's development of Namco Bandai Games' recently released hit, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3. Join Matsuyama-san in a Q&A session with fans as he talks about the success of the Ultimate Ninja Storm series and takes on challengers to battle against him live on stage!

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

Criminally Entertaining: Mystery, Suspense, and Crime Fiction
Authors Stephen Blackmoore (Dead Things), Dana Cameron (Seven Kinds of Hell), Brian D'Amato (Beauty), K. Bennett (Mallory Caine, Zombie at Law series), and Gary Phillips (The Warlord of Willow Ridge) discuss the eternal fascination of the mystery story structure across subgenres with moderator LeAnna Herrera of Mysterious Galaxy bookstore.

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

Buffy Season 9: The Final Arc!
Dark Horse's continuation of Joss Whedon's cult favorite remains one of the most talked-about comics in today's market. As we head toward the Season 9 finale, Dark Horse and WonderCon Anaheim are giving you an exclusive chance to hear all there is to tell about the final arcs of both Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel & Faith from the creative teams themselves! Join Dark Horse PR director Jeremy Atkins, along with longtime Buffy writer Jane Espenson, Season 9 writer Andrew Chambliss and artist Georges Jeanty, Angel & Faith writer Christos Gage, and maybe a few surprise guests for what is guaranteed to be one panel you don't wanna miss!

Saturday March 30, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
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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
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Sunday, March 31
 

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
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1:00pm PDT

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 PDT
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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
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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
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