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Friday, March 29
 

12:30pm PDT

The Latino Comics Roundtable
Featuring cartoonists Jose Cabrera (Crying Macho Man), Javier Hernandez (El Muerto), Rafael Navarro (Sonambulo), and Grasiela Rodriguez (Lunatic Fringe). Influenced in part from their Latino heritage as well as other significant sources, this group of independent artists share their perspectives on making comics in a multicultural society. Moderated by Ricardo Padilla (co-founder of the Latino Comics Expo).

Friday March 29, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
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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
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2:30pm PDT

The Creator's Role in the Future of Comics Publishing
Jimmy Palmiotti (writer, All Star Western, Painkiller Jane), Kraig Rasmussen (creator, monkeygong.com), moderator Chris Brandt (director/producer, The Independents), and other panelists discuss the fast-changing landscape of publishing, focusing on the increasing resources, visibility, and power of the individual creator.

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

How to Get News Coverage
Small press publishers: What makes the difference between an item that will get news coverage, previews, and interviews and what doesn't? A lot of publishers have no idea what to submit to the press, how to submit it, and why they are being overlooked for coverage. Comics journalist Rik Offenberger (First Comics News, Archie Comics) moderates this panel on just what it takes to get coverage, with the comic journalists themselves telling you what they are looking for in your submission. Panelists include (in alphabetical order) Albert Ching (Newsarama), Alan Kistler (Comic Mix, CBR), Blair Marnell (CraveOnline), Glenn Hauman (Comic Mix), Heidi MacDonald (The Beat), Josh Waldrop (M1W Entertainment), Kiel Phegley (CBR), and Tanya Tate (First Comics News). Find out what it takes to self-promote and make a significant impact on your ability to sell your comic project.

Friday March 29, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
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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
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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
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6:30pm PDT

Not Guilty by Reason of Zombification? Law and Forensic Psychiatry After the Zombie Apocalypse
During a “zombie apocalypse,” humans play by a new set of rules -- or no rules at all. Zombies kill humans, humans hunt zombies, and humans murder other humans -- with no legal repercussions. But suppose the zombie apocalypse ended after eradication of the zombies or the discovery of a cure that rejoined the dead with the living. When society's laws are restored, what would happen if humans, zombies, and former zombies alike stood trial for their actions? Would any of them be found guilty, or would the circumstances of the apocalypse excuse crimes like theft, breaking and entering, misuse of a corpse, murder, and cannibalism? What legal defenses might apply? Join the forensic psychiatrists of Broadcast Thought, H. Eric Bender, M.D., Praveen R. Kambam, M.D., and Vasilis K. Pozios, M.D., and the lawyers of Law and the Multiverse, James Daily, J.D. and Ryan Davidson, J.D. (The Law of Superheroes) as they examine the legal issues faced by a post-zombie-apocalyptic world. In a mock trial, the lawyers will be the prosecution and defense, the doctors will be the expert witnesses, and you will be the jury. Will the walking dead be found guilty, or will they walk free?

Friday March 29, 2013 6:30pm - 8:00pm PDT
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Saturday, March 30
 

10:30am PDT

Despair with Layman!
A scintillating conversation and Q&A with WonderCon Anaheim special guest John Layman (Chew), where the much-reviled writer, letterer, and ex-editor will discuss his work on Chew, Detective Comics, Mars Attacks, and so very, very much more.

Saturday March 30, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am PDT
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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
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12:30pm PDT

Digital First Comics
"Digital First" comic releases have electrified fans by breaking print publishing conventions and pushing the boundaries of comic storytelling. Now you can join the major players in the "Digital First" movement -- DC's Hank Kanalz, Thrillbent's Mark Waid, MonkeyBrain Comics's Masks and Mobsters writer Joshua Williamson, and ComiXology's Chip Mosher -- to hear all about the future of the medium!

Saturday March 30, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
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1:30pm PDT

Oddball Comics Live: Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n Roll!
Award-winning cartoonist Scott Shaw! (Annoying Orange, Simpsons Comics, Sonic The Hedgehog, Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew!, The Flintstones) invades WonderCon Anaheim with an extra-lurid, extra-funny new edition of his popular show featuring "the craziest comic books ever published" -- including those notorious "crotch-centric" covers from issues of Superman's Girlfriend, Lois Lane! Even if you've seen some of these comic book covers many times before, when you see them blown up to the size of the side of a barn, you'll be amazed and delighted at the unbelievably hilarious hidden-in-plain-sight imagery that's revealed! See why Stan Lee says, "Wow, True Believers, I thought I'd seen it all, but Scott Shaw!'s hysterically hilarious Oddball Comics Live is the wildest, wackiest exposé of some of the craziest comic books I've ever seen! Or, to put it mildly, Scott's outrageous opuses are a blast!"

Saturday March 30, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
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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
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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
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4:30pm PDT

LGBTQ Subtext in Comics, Sci-Fi and Fantasy
UPDATED: Fri, Mar 22, 03:12PM
LGBTQ subtext has almost always existed in comics, films and TV shows-from Dr. Wertham's writings on Batman and Robin to audiences' musings on Star Wars, Xena, Buffy, Doctor Who and the current Once Upon A Time TV show. "Wink-wink, nudge-nudge" asides, glances and dialogue still get fans talking and slash fictioners "slashing." Subtext is a legitimate literary and artistic device. But now with the greater prominence and acceptance of LGBTQ characters in media, subtext has even more opportunity to become "maintext." Will subtext ever come out of the closet? Will the prince ever get the prince-or the princess her princess? How often is subtext in the mind of the beholder? Join Prism Comics and Marc Andreyko (Black Lightning and Blue Devil, Manhunter), Brad Bell (Husbands), Jane Espenson (Buffy, Once Upon A Time, Husbands), Wendy Pini (Elfquest, Masque of the Red Death) Sean-Z (Myth, Bent-Con), and moderator Jody Wheeler (DoorQ, Bent-Con), as they explore how creators and audiences balance queer subtext.

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

ElfQuest 35th Anniversary
Join Wendy Pini (the "Elf Mom" herself), and Stephanie Thorpe and Paula Rhodes (the producers who recently acquired the film/TV rights to this epic fantasy series) for this panel celebrating 35 years of this legendary comic. They'll engage in a lively discussion of ElfQuest's generation-spanning past and present, with some exciting hints of what's to come. EQ cosplay encouraged; you never know what you could win! ;)

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

PodCRASH with That Chris Gore
It's nerdy girls meet geeky guys in this very special live edition of PodCRASH with That Chris Gore (Attack of the Show). Join cosplay goddess Adrianne Curry (America's Next Top Model) and a surprise special guest for a nerdtacular time. Plus: improv comedians from IO West's Comic Book Live (Patrick Ian Moore, Tommy Bechtold) perform their brand of cosplay comedy.

Saturday March 30, 2013 7:30pm - 8:30pm PDT
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8:30pm PDT

Exclusive Hannibal Screening
From acclaimed executive producer Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daisies), this is the only public screening of the first two episodes of NBC's new drama series Hannibal, starring Hugh Dancy (The Big C), Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royale), and Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix). Hannibal premieres on NBC on Thursday, April 4 at 10:00 PM ET/PT.

Saturday March 30, 2013 8:30pm - 10:00pm PDT
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Sunday, March 31
 

11:30am PDT

Warner Archives Collection Presents the Saturday Morning Extravaganza
Most children of the pre-Internet TV-era carry the rituals surrounding Saturday Morning TV close to their hearts. Animation expert Jerry Beck and the Warner Archive Collection offer a presentation of rare and wonderful animated and live-action releases culled from the Hanna-Barbera, Rankin-Bass, and Warner Bros. library of Saturday morning classics. Pre-discussion cold cereal will not be provided, but amazement will be in abundance. Comfortable sleepwear is strongly encouraged.

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

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 PDT
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1:30pm PDT

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 PDT
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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
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3:30pm PDT

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 PDT
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