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Friday, March 16
 

12:00pm

Magic: 8-man Draft Cues for Booster Box

Box (Entry fee: $25)

1st place gets Booster box, 2nd place gets 9 packs, 3rd place gets 3 packs.


Friday March 16, 2012 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

12:00pm

Magic Draft for Booster Box!
(Entry fee: $20)

Players receive three Booster Packs and play in limited draft format to construct a 40-card deck. Prize support: 1st place receives a Booster Box; additional prize support based on attendance. (Minimum players: 8, maximum: 42). Ending time is approximate.

Friday March 16, 2012 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

12:00pm

Yu-Gi-Oh! Booster Box Constructed
(Entry fee: $10)

All players receive a random Booster Pack for entering. Players play in a single-elimination tournament. Prize support: 1st place gets a Booster Box of the current set; additional prize support based on attendance. (Minimum players: 8, maximum: 36). Ending time is approximate.

Friday March 16, 2012 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

12:00pm

Daytime Open Gaming
Open games. Play one of our many free to play games including Malifaux, Monsterpocalypse, Munchkin, Pirates, and many more. OR, use an open table to play your own games! No new games to start one hour before closing each day.

Friday March 16, 2012 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

12:00pm

Malifaux Demos
Malifaux from Wyrd Miniatures: Based in an alternate Earth, Malifaux uses Gothic, steampunk, and Victorian horror with a dose of the Wild West to inject fun and depth into the magical lawlessness of a world rife with monsters, necropunks, man-machine hybrids, gunslingers, and power-hungry politicos. Actively using character-driven stories to define the world of Malifaux, seek your fortune in this fast-paced and brutal 32mm tabletop miniature skirmish game. Assemble your crew and stake your claim! Demos throughout the day

Friday March 16, 2012 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

12:00pm

WonderCon Magic League
All weekend long! (Entry fee: $15)

Players receive a current standard legal intro deck, and card sleeves. Open-play format: play anyone else in the league, win or lose; win cards to beef up your deck. Prize support: Standard legal Magic cards and promos. The player with the most matches played each day wins an additional prize!

Friday March 16, 2012 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

12:00pm

WonderCon Yu-Gi-Oh! League
All weekend long. WonderCon Yu-Gi-Oh! League (Entry fee: $15)

Players receive a Yu-Gi-Oh! Structure Deck and a random Booster Pack. Open-play format: play anyone else in the league, win or lose: win cards to beef up your deck. Prize support: various cards, and promos. The player with the most matches played each day wins an additional prize. Ending time is approximate.

Friday March 16, 2012 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

12:30pm

Squid Girl
From the ocean depths Squid Girl arrives to conquer humanity for its pollution of the oceans. Shortly after arriving onto the surface world, she is promptly bullied into working for the Aizawa sisters at their restaurant as a waitress. Squid Girl will never subjugate the human race if she can't even handle two pushy Japanese girls.

Friday March 16, 2012 12:30pm - 12:55pm
Room 205

12:30pm

CAC Session 1: Iron Man, Robopocalypse, and the Future of Humanity
In E. Paul Zehr's speculative nonfiction book Inventing Iron Man: The Possibility of a Human Machine, the real-life implications of linking humans to robotic technologies in the form of brain machine interface are explored. Daniel H. Wilson's novel Robopocalypse is set in a future where human biology and technology have become seamlessly integrated. Society has become increasingly reliant on automation and robotics and comes face to face with its own extinction when a sentient artificial intelligence is unleashed on the world. This panel contains a discussion on robotics and technological fusion now and in the future using concepts in Iron Man comics, neuroscience, biomedical engineering, robotics, and the dystopian novel Robopocalypse.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3872


Friday March 16, 2012 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 210

12:30pm

Hollywood and Comics
With its combination of words and visuals in one attractive package, a comic book can be a great sales tool when pitching your project to studios. To sell the movie rights to your comic you need to know how Hollywood deal making really works. Join comic creators who have successfully navigated the movie business in this discussion of best practices. Panelists include Martin Shapiro (Chopper), Scott Mitchell Rosenberg (Cowboys and Aliens), Jesse Berger (untitled Tom Cruise sci-fi project), Andrew Cosby (Eureka), Derek Hoffman (X-Men: First Class), Chris Tongue (Dark Horse), and Benjamin Jackendoff (Zenescope).
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3873


Friday March 16, 2012 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 211

12:30pm

IDW Presents: THE IDW Panel!
Chief creative officer Chris Ryall and sergeant of marketing Dirk Wood, give out prizes, make announcements, and evade questions! Featuring a host of creators, including Steve Niles, Ben McCool, Jason Ciaramella and more! All this, plus the Smoke & Mirrors boys, Mike Costa and Jon Armstrong, perform live magic! Yes, you read that right!
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3869


Friday March 16, 2012 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 203

12:30pm

Insight into Indy Publishing
The Antidote Trust, America's #1 indy collective, returns with more insights on everything related to independent comics. Professional screenplay writers of Leverage, Ben 10, and other programs, published novelists (Book Strand), an online comics award nominee, and a winner of the inaugural Glyph award for Indy comics are among the half-dozen panelists who share their input and experiences on everything needed to create, produce, market, and distribute comics in multiple media. You're invited to share your insights, too!
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3871

Friday March 16, 2012 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 208

12:30pm

TheOneRing.net Hobbit Movie Insider's Preview
Ringers everywhere are eagerly awaiting Peter Jackson's new Hobbit films during the 75th anniversary year of the book's publication! Staff writers and scholars from TheOneRing.net web portal invite you to join this lively panel revealing film production surprises and a zealous shredding of rumors! Led by Clifford Broadway (Ringers: Lord of the Fans), Josh Rubinstein (Star Trek: TNG Blu-ray), Cathy Udovch (Cruise to Middle-earth), and Mike Urban (The People's Guide to J. R. R. Tolkien).
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3870


Friday March 16, 2012 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 207

12:30pm

Children's Film Festival - Program #1
Short films for all ages

The Visitor
David Azer
A boy comes home to find a mysterious alien creature eating his cookies. (A) (USA)

Omega 3000
Rockie Stephens
There's something, um, new in the neighborhood. (L) (USA)

Decklin and the Dentist
Lance Dumais
Follow Decklin as he battles his fears in an imaginative world of darkness, ghoulish assistants, and the mad dentist Dr. Fright. (L) (USA)

Alaska King Salmon on a Fly
David Ondaatje
A father-son story about a trip into to the Alaska wilderness, written by a 12-year-old boy. (D) (USA)

Tindewoks
Gabrielle Nadig
A young girl struggles to understand her Native American heritage in a Delaware town in the 1930s. (L) (USA)


Friday March 16, 2012 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Room 202

12:55pm

The Melancholy of Haruhi-Chan Suzumiya
Anime shorts showing the SOS Brigade and other characters as cute little SD versions of themselves. Focusing on their unique quirks, it shows Haruhi, Kyon, and the others in various hilarious situations.

Friday March 16, 2012 12:55pm - 1:00pm
Room 205

1:00pm

Bakuman
Top student Akito will do anything to become a hit writer in the Japanese comics industry, including manipulating his unsure classmate Mashiro into becoming an illustrator. Before long the pair have their backs against the wall fighting for a chance to get noticed in the intense world of manga publishing. But then an unlikely series of events makes them realize what real Comic-Fest artists possibly have to give up: love, their health, and maybe even their future.

Friday March 16, 2012 1:00pm - 1:25pm
Room 205

1:00pm

DC Comics: All Access
A lot can happen in a year! Come by for unfiltered access to DC editors as they talk all things DC! Find out what they have to share from behind the scenes at your favorite and most talked about comics publisher. Joining the All-Access party will be some of the industry's top talents, so don't miss out!
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3874

Friday March 16, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 204

1:00pm

Richard Hatch: So Say We All
Actor, author, and director Richard Hatch (Capt. Apollo, Tom Zarek, So Say We All) hosts a discussion and Q&A on the past, present, and future of Battlestar Galactica, including BG trailers, comic reels, and special surprise guests.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3875

Speakers

Friday March 16, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 213

1:00pm

Yu-Gi-Oh! Booster Box Constructed
(Entry fee: $10)

All players receive a Booster Pack for entering. Players play in a single-elimination tournament. Prize support: 1st place gets a Booster Box of the current set; additional prize support based on attendance. (Minimum players: 8, maximum: 48). Ending time is approximate.

Friday March 16, 2012 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

1:25pm

And Yet the Town Moves
For Hotori Arashiyama the solution to one problem seems to lead to another. Working at the Seaside Maid Cafe to pay off a debt, she is advised on how to run a Maid Cafe by her friend Toshiko, who is not interested in working there until learning Hotori's childhood friend Hiroyuki is a regular. While Toshiko likes Hiroyuki, he secretly likes Hotori, who is unaware of it. Despite this and other problems Hotori experiences, somehow her life keeps going hilariously forward.

Friday March 16, 2012 1:25pm - 1:50pm
Room 205

1:30pm

CAC Session 2: All I Really Need to Know, I Learned from Batman and Bart, Man: Embiggening Brains Without Crayon Implants
Sure, they're entertaining, but can comic book superheroes and cartoon characters teach us anything useful in the real world? A trio of professors discuss how they're using fictional characters to introduce students to nonfictional subjects. Dr. Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight) and Dr. E. Paul Zehr (Becoming Batman, Inventing Iron Man) explore the psychology and biology of Gotham's Dark Knight, his allies, and his many foes. Dr. Karma Waltonen (The Simpsons in the Classroom) explains how instructors can use comics as a jumping-off point to introduce concepts in literature, composition, linguistics, cultural studies, gender studies, and media appreciation.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3879


Friday March 16, 2012 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 210

1:30pm

Monsters Anonymous
Comics and prose authors discuss the pros and cons of world-building with monsters and whether or not to make them known to that world's public. Panelists include WonderCon special guest Mike Mignola (Hellboy), with Amber Benson (How to Be Death) and Christopher Farnsworth (The President's Vampire), in discussion with Maryelizabeth Hart of Mysterious Galaxy.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3877


Friday March 16, 2012 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 207

1:30pm

Pitching Diversity
You made it through the iron gates to pitch your project. When do you bring up the diversity of your characters? Forcefully at the outset, scribbled on a well-hidden Post-It note, or in a closing utterance as you flee out the door? How do diverse actors pitch themselves for all roles? Widelantern.com delves into this topic as its writer Ken Choy moderates a roundtable discussion with Brandon Easton (Shadowlaw, Thundercats), Randall Park (Supah Ninjas), Teresa Huang (Knight Rider remake), Charles Howard (Producers Guild of America Diversity Committee), Adam Wolman (Widelantern co-founder; creative consultant), and Frank Gonzalez (director, talent development and diversity, Disney/ABC Television Group).
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3878


Friday March 16, 2012 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 208

1:30pm

Spotlight on Mark Waid
WonderCon special guest Mark Waid is the author of Daredevil, Kingdom Come, Irredeemable, and much, much more. Mark will discuss his 25-year career in comics, peppering the discussion with advice, inside stories, and talk of his vision of the medium's future -- where he will announce his biggest undertaking yet!
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3880

Speakers

Friday March 16, 2012 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 211

1:30pm

Indy Toymaker Roundtable
UPDATED: Thu, Mar 08, 09:53AM
Independent toymakers spill their secrets on how to successfully create and market awesome plush and vinyl toys. Learn from toy world luminaries Dov Kelemer (DKE Toys), Dan Goodsell (Mr. Toast), Kerry Horvath and Darth Rimmer (Evil Ice Cream), Patrick Lam (Munky King), Kris Schantz (Happy Worker), and Doug Gauthier (Hey Soupface). Moderated by Wendy Bryan (I Heart Guts). Turn your sketches into something you can hold!
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3876


Friday March 16, 2012 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 203

1:30pm

Aspen Comics Official Portfolio Review

Vince Hernandez, editor-in-chief of Aspen Comics, will be on hand to review portfolios, offer advice for aspiring artists, and provide valuable tips for improving your portfolio and samples. Any artists looking to get their foot in the door in the comics industry are welcome to attend.


Speakers

Friday March 16, 2012 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 206B

1:50pm

Ramen Fighter Miki
Working at her mother's ramen shop, Miki serves the customers there and also makes deliveries. She also competes and sometimes fights her restaurant rival Megumi at the nearby bakery, as well as trying to defeat her mother during their frequent arguments and fights, which draws in and entertains their customers.

Friday March 16, 2012 1:50pm - 2:15pm
Room 205

2:00pm

Cartoon Network: Regular Show
Ooooohhhh! Come check out the most awesome Regular Show Q&A ever, featuring show creator and voice of Mordecai, J. G. Quintel. You wanna know who else is regular? (ok, we couldn't resist). Seriously, come to the panel to hear what's up with super slackers Mordecai and Rigby and more!
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3882

Speakers

Friday March 16, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 213

2:00pm

Quick Draw!
It's another battle to the death with Sharpies at twenty paces! Three of the fastest cartoonists alive draw and duel in what is always a standing-room-only event at Comic-Con in San Diego. This time, we have Scott Shaw! (The Simpsons), Disney legend Floyd Norman, and a player to be named later, all sketching like mad on the command of Mark Evanier. If you've never seen one of these, you need to experience it!
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3881


Friday March 16, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 204

2:15pm

Kekkaishi
Although Masamori gives his younger brother Yoshimori helpful advice about being a Kekkaishi, whether he remembers remains to be seen. Then a mysterious Kekkaishi named Gen arrives at the Karasumori site to help out against the Ayakashi. Tokine soon has her hands full trying to keep Yoshimori and Gen focused on fighting the Ayakashi instead of each other.

Friday March 16, 2012 2:15pm - 2:40pm
Room 205

2:15pm

Children's Film Festival - Program #2
Short films for all ages

Life Magic
Maria Kubysh
A little girl tries to connect with her busy father. Outside her window a street magician struggles to find an audience. Will the magic find a way to her father's heart? (L) (Canada)

Boy vs. Japan
David Berrade
Can a boy transferred from Canada to Japan hold onto his hockey-loving traditions? (L) (Canada)

The Lift
Robert Kohr
An elevator interaction teaches a good lesson in civility. (L) (USA)

Love Bug
Kat Candler
Nine-year-old Turtle Thompson thinks his bug-loving best friend Maddy is the coolest girl in the whole wide world. If only he had the guts to ask her to the Spring Fling Dance. (L) (USA)

Gift of the Magi
Toshikazu Iishi
Jim, an apprentice magician, and Della, his wife, find their lives changed on Christmas day. (A) (Japan)

Santa Girl
Sage Drake
A girl makes a difference in life when she assumes the role of Santa. (L) (USA)

Murphy's Shorts
Todd Hemker
Careful what you lose when you jump in the pool. (A) (USA)

Cesar's World
Mark Sanders
Cesar has a very innocent crush on his teacher. Love can be a complex and mystical abstraction. (L) (Canada)


Friday March 16, 2012 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Room 202

2:30pm

MARVEL: House of Ideas
Love having the best comics in the industry on your mobile devices? Want to know how Marvel stays on the cutting edge of technology while bringing you fans what you've come to love? Well, this panel is for you, True Believer! Get exciting news on what's happening on the Marvel Comics App, Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited, and more in this can't miss panel.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3884

Friday March 16, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 207

2:30pm

Shonen Jump Fan Meet-Up
Listen to a thrilling pitch about the benefits of being an SJ Alpha member! Grill the Weekly Shonen Jump Alpha editors in a live Q&A session! Then hang out with them and a room full of Shonen Jump fans! Win prizes at the trivia contest! Join the live fan art jams! Celebrate all things SJ-related! Meet Urian Brown, lead hype-man of #TEAMJUMP, specializing in video games, anime, and wacky antics, and Misaki Kido, female leader of #TEAMJUMP, and challenge her manga knowledge or ask for advice about your own manga...if you dare!
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3885


Friday March 16, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 208

2:30pm

Spotlight on Eric Powell
Special guest Eric Powell (The Goon) and his collaborator Tracy Marsh (Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters) discuss things they don't like over pastries and disillusionment. New projects might also be discussed. If this isn't the most fun panel at WonderCon, it will without doubt be the worst episode of Intervention ever.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3887


Friday March 16, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 211

2:30pm

Spotlight on Ryan Sook
WonderCon special guest Ryan Sook, current DC The New 52 cover artist, participates in a Q&A session about his art and career. Find out about his process in creating covers for the Justice League Dark and DCU Presents. Learn who his favorite artists are and what comics he loves, and hear what he has to say about whatever other topics you want to bring to the discussion.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3883

Speakers

Friday March 16, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 203

2:30pm

Bob Schreck
Bob Schreck, editor-in-chief of Legendary Comics, will be reviewing portfolios.

Speakers

Friday March 16, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 206B

2:30pm

CAC Session 3: Comics and Form
Ever consider how comics work? This panel examines the structures that create the stories. Amber Bowyer (University of Southern California) explores the relationship among comics, semiotics, continuity, and history to better imagine the history of comics' materiality, interactivity, and affect. Dr. Kathleen Dunley (Rio Salado College) looks at Seth's The Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists as a palimpsest, in which as the new text is written, the original text remains visible, creating a ghosting between past and present. She explores how Seth's visual representation of the palimpsest relates to how the past is created and reconfigured across the narrative. Dr. Nhora Serrano (California State University, Long Beach) looks at Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis, and in particular the veiled and unveiled narrator, arguing that this self-portrait is a representation of the concealment, exposure as well as erasure, that is inherent in comics.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3886


Friday March 16, 2012 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Room 210

2:40pm

Fairy Tail
In the Fiore Kingdom, popular wizards make a living by joining magical guilds and contracting out their services as wizards for hire. Harnessing the forces of Dragon Fire, Ice, Weaponry, and the Zodiac, four young wizards of the infamous guild Fairy Tail team up seeking their fortunes. While traveling the countryside they help out people and battle rival guilds, growing stronger with every mission. But with personalities as different as their skills, they may end up doing more harm than good.

Friday March 16, 2012 2:40pm - 3:05pm
Room 205

3:00pm

Creating Animated Series
What does it take to create or develop an animated TV series? Do you have to be a writer? An artist or animator? Both? Neither? What do you have to have to pitch an idea, and what are the studios and networks looking for? Members of the Writers Guild of America's Animation Writers Caucus who have created and developed series and network/studio executives who buy them talk about it and answer your questions. Featuring Craig Miller (Beast Wars, Curious George), Stan Berkowitz (The 99, Justice League), and Duane Capizzi (Transformers Prime, The Batman).
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3889


Friday March 16, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 213

3:00pm

It Was 30 Years Ago Today: Celebrating 1982 -- Greatest Geek Year Ever!
It's time to celebrate, it's time to light the lights, it's time to fete (not Boba, just fete) the greatest geek year ever; three decades later and we're all here to tell about it. Geek Monthly editor Jeff Bond is joined by screenwriter Ashley E. Miller (Thor, X-Men: First Class), director Robert Meyer Burnett (Free Enterprise, The Hills Run Red), writer Steve Melching (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Transformers: The Series), Daren Dochterman (ST: TMP Special Edition), and Bill Hunt (The Digital Bits) along with guests as they discuss the year that gave us Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Blade Runner, E.T., Tron, Poltergeist, Conan: The Barbarian, The Road Warrior, The Thing, Liquid Sky (Liquid Sky? Really?!?), Battletruck, The Sword and the Sorcerer, and many more. Plus a look forward at the summer of 2012, including The Dark Knight Rises, The Avengers, The Amazing Spider-Man, Prometheus, Dark Shadows, and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Can it compare? You be the judge. On second thought, they'll be the judge.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3888


Friday March 16, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 204

3:05pm

Broken Blade
On the continent of Cruzon most people are magic users who use magic quartz crystals to do many everyday things. Regular humans without this ability are known as un-sorcerers. When the Kingdom of Krishan is invaded, only a regular human Lygattoo Arrow can pilot a powerful ancient mecha to defend it from the Athens Commonwealth's mecha forces.

Friday March 16, 2012 3:05pm - 3:55pm
Room 205

3:30pm

comiXology Open Discussion: Everything Digital!
Digital comics are the hottest topic and fastest-growing segment of the comic industry -- with comic fans, retailers, and publishers embracing this new distribution and retail model. From self-publishing to same-day-as-print sales, digital retailer storefronts, and more, comiXology is the undisputed leader in this, the digital charge. Join CEO and co-founder of comiXology David Steinberger along with guest panelists for an open discussion on everything digital. All topics are game!
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3890


Friday March 16, 2012 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 203

3:30pm

Making Animation History with The Last Unicorn
The classic 1982 animated fantasy is literally being pulled apart and remade on a frame-by-frame basis, using groundbreaking techniques and technologies to upgrade the look and feel of the film. This new enhanced/extended version will premiere theatrically in both 2D and 3D in 2014. Learn what's being done from creators Peter S. Beagle (novelist and screenwriter), Connor Cochran (director), and Terri Kempton and Suren M. Seron (co-producers).
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3892


Friday March 16, 2012 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 208

3:30pm

Spotlight on J. Michael Straczynski
Normally, special guest JMS does his spotlights all by himself. This year, the event is moderated by DC editor-in-chief Dan DiDio, who will attempt to get pertinent information by asking impertinent questions about the writer, his work, and his life. We expect this to end in a Tunguska-sized crater.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3891

Speakers

Friday March 16, 2012 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 207

3:30pm

Spotlight on Rebekah Isaacs
WonderCon special guest Rebekah Isaacs (artist of Angel & Faith) discusses her artistic process, breaking into the comics industry, and being a cat lover in a dog lovers' world. Audience Q&A will follow.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3893

Speakers

Friday March 16, 2012 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 211

3:30pm

Lucas Licensing Portfolio Review

Troy Alders, art director at Lucas Licensing, will conduct portfolio reviews, providing critiques and offering tips for aspiring artists. Bring a portfolio selection of your best work, graphic design, illustration, etc. and see if you have what it takes to create art for the ever-expanding Lucasfilm galaxy.


Speakers
TA

Troy Alders

Art director at Lucas Licensing


Friday March 16, 2012 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 206B

3:45pm

21 Jump Street
UPDATED: Wed, Feb 29, 05:18PM
The action-comedy 21 Jump Street opens today, and Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill are taking a break from their beat to pay WonderCon a visit! In the action-comedy 21 Jump Street, Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) were enemies in high school who became unlikely friends in Police Academy. While they may not be the best cops on the beat, they have a chance to turn it around when they join the police department's secret Jump Street unit, run by Captain Dickson (Ice Cube). They trade in their guns and badges for backpacks and use their youthful appearances to go undercover. Trouble is, teenagers today are nothing like what they were just a few years ago, and Schmidt and Jenko discover that everything they think they know about being a teenager, from sex to drugs to rock and roll, is all wrong. More importantly, they both find they are still dealing with all of the adolescent problems they didn't address in their own teen years
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=4029

Friday March 16, 2012 3:45pm - 4:00pm
Ballroom, Third Level

3:55pm

.hack//Quantum
Totally into the world, Tobias, Mary, and Sakuya form an inseparable group, running dungeons in search of adventure. But when they become lost in this virtual labyrinth, a chance encounter with the mysterious entity known only as the Hermit changes their lives forever. There’s an eerie darkness spreading across the world, and anyone who stumbles in may never make it out.

Friday March 16, 2012 3:55pm - 4:20pm
Room 205

4:00pm

How to Get a Job in the Video Gaming Industry
Francis Mao (CAPCOM) leads a panel of industry insiders from a variety of game companies and industry outlets to share how they got to "play video games for a living," and the wide assortment of career paths that are available. You don't have to be a programming whiz or a stellar digital artist to have a fun career in the video game industry. Hear about jobs in the areas of public relations, marketing, retail, publishing, editorial, and more! Plus a Q&A session.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3895

Speakers

Friday March 16, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 204

4:00pm

MARVEL: Amazing Spider-Man
It's Spider-Man's 50th anniversary and Marvel is celebrating all year long! With Peter Parker about to go to "The Ends of the Earth" in a battle against Doctor Octopus, they're only getting started! Join superstar artist Humberto Ramos (The Amazing Spider-Man) and others as they give you insight into what's down the line for everyone's favorite web-slinger. And with issue #700 just a few months away, there's no telling what may happen before then!
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3897

Speakers

Friday March 16, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 213

4:00pm

4:00pm

Exclusive Warner Bros. Television Screenings: Person of Interest and The Secret Circle
For the third straight year, Warner Bros. Television kicks off WonderCon with exclusive preview screenings of upcoming original episodes of fan-favorite series. For 2012, WBTV will screen episodes of the first-year hit dramas Person of Interest and The Secret Circle. Person of Interest  Jim Caviezel (The Thin Red Line), Comic-Con favorite Michael Emerson (Lost) and Taraji P. Henson (Hustle & Flow) team up in this thought-provoking crime action-drama from The Dark Knight's Jonathan Nolan and J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Productions (Fringe, Lost, Alias). Set in New York City, with all of its multifaceted elements of justice (cops, criminals, corruption), Person of Interest centers on an ex-CIA agent, presumed dead, who partners with a mysterious billionaire to prevent violent crimes, and the detectives tracking them. Person of Interest makes its WonderCon debut with a screening of a complete episode to kick off WonderCon 2012. In addition to Caviezel, Emerson, and Henson, Kevin Chapman (Rescue Me) also stars in Person of Interest, which airs Thursdays at 9/8c on CBS. Jonathan Nolan, J.J. Abrams (Star Trek), Greg Plageman (Cold Case), and Bryan Burk (Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol) are the executive producers of the series, from Bonanza Productions in association with Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television.

The Secret Circle: The ordinary becomes the extraordinary in The Secret Circle, a drama full of mystery, intrigue, and danger from executive producer Kevin Williamson (The Vampire Diaries) and based on the book series by L. J. Smith (The Vampire Diaries). The series chronicles the story of a young girl who discovers not only that she is a witch and part of a secret coven but that she is the key that will unlock a centuries-old battle of good versus evil. WBTV has conjured up a WonderCon exclusive premiere screening of the "Cursed" episode, a full six days in advance of its on-air debut Thursday, March 22, at 9/8c on The CW. Britt Robertson (Scream 4), Thomas Dekker (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles), Gale Harold (Queer as Folk), Phoebe Tonkin (H20: Just Add Water), Shelley Hennig (Days of Our Lives), Jessica Parker Kennedy (50/50), Chris Zylka (upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man), and Natasha Henstridge (Species) star in the series, which is executive produced by Williamson, Andrew Miller (Nothing), Andrea Newman (Human Target), Leslie Morgenstein (The Vampire Diaries), and Gina Girolamo (The Lying Game). From Bonanza Productions Inc., Outerbanks Entertainment and Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, The Secret Circle airs Thursdays at 9/8c on The CW.
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Friday March 16, 2012 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Ballroom, Third Level

4:00pm

Children's Film Festival - Program #3
Short films for ages 6 and older

Cake
Jenna Spesard
A lonely boy is given a taste of friendship when a magical cake conjures a girl with every bite. (L) (Australia)

Capture
Harriett Spizirri
An unusual quartet: A woman, a gorilla, fantasy, and truth. (L/D) (USA)

The Lifter Upper
Micah Chambers-Goldberg
Olive is depressed due to an absurd series of family tragedies. Jack, a concerned neighbor, calls a Professional Lifter Upper of Spirits to remedy the situation. (L) (USA)

Birthday Cake
Giuliana Armentato
There's nothing quite like that cake on your special day. (L) (Brazil)

The Boy From Before
Daryl Jackson, Martin Wright
A ghost from the 1940s is seen only by our hero, Sam, a lad on his fourth school in three years. (L) (UK)

Get Out
Andy Wan
Three young people are adrift, together looking for a new adventure in life. (A) (UK)


Friday March 16, 2012 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Room 202

4:20pm

Galaxy Angel X
During their assignments, including searching for more Lost Technology, the Angel Bridge members, (Milfeulle, Ranpha, Mint, Vanilla, and Forte), recruit Chitose as a new member. However due to some misunderstandings between them, their actions and rivalry cause them to get into one hilarious situation after another.

Friday March 16, 2012 4:20pm - 4:45pm
Room 205

4:30pm

Spotlight on Mike Mignola
Hellboy creator and WonderCon special guest Mike Mignola talks about his signature creation and the upcoming year in the Hellboy universe, when the big red horned guy visits...Hell!
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Speakers

Friday March 16, 2012 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 207

4:30pm

Spotlight on Renae De Liz
Meet one of the rising stars of the industry! Acclaimed artist and WonderCon special guest Renae De Liz (The Last Unicorn) was building a rabid following even before she masterminded the Kickstarter runaway smash success project Womanthology!
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Speakers

Friday March 16, 2012 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 203

4:30pm

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 (Warner Bros. Animation's ThunderCats), Geoffrey Thorne (TNT's Leverage), Keto Shimizu (Syfy's Being Human), and Jonathan Callan (Generator Rex) 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.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3901


Friday March 16, 2012 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 211

4:30pm

Triumph of the Small Screen
Angry Birds and Pocket God are just two entertainment brands that were born as smartphone apps before jumping to the worlds of comic books, animation, movies, plush toys, and more. Chris Ulm (former editor-in-chief, Malibu Comics), Farzad Varahramyan (designer, Aliens vs. Predator, Jumanji, Escape From Witch Mountain, The Thing), Emmanuel Valdez (game director, Ready 2 Rumble Boxing, Darkwatch, Bourne Conspiracy), and Paul O'Connor (game designer, Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee, author of the Longbox Graveyard comic book blog) will discuss the promise and special challenges of this exploding new art form.
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Friday March 16, 2012 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 208

4:30pm

Yu-Gi-Oh! Speed Play Constructed
(Entry fee: $10)

All players receive a random Booster Pack for entering. Players play in four 30-minute-round tournament structure, with prize support based on winnings. Prize support: Each round you win you get a random Booster! (Minimum players: 8, maximum: 32). Ending time is approximate.

Friday March 16, 2012 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

4:45pm

Gokusen
Although Kimiko is the heir of the Oedo Yakuza family, her dream is to teach the youth of Japan. Putting aside her cunning nature she gets a teaching job. Now Kumiko is determined to understand the teenage mind, teach higher math, and carry on a little romance, while keeping her loyal army of brutal hitmen from murdering any of her misbehaving students.

Friday March 16, 2012 4:45pm - 5:10pm
Room 205

5:00pm

Marv Wolfman: Writing Q&A
For years WonderCon special guest Marv Wolfman (writer/editor in comics, animation, video games, and other media) has conducted writing seminars at Comic-Con International as well as many other conventions around the world. This time, rather than give a formal writing lecture, Marv wants to answer your questions (specific to material you're working on or more general in nature) and discuss how to think about your writing even before you begin. Please come to the workshop with questions.
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Speakers

Friday March 16, 2012 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 210

5:00pm

Famous TV Theme Music
UPDATED: Fri, Mar 09, 10:50AM
Composers of popular television theme songs discuss their writing process and their influences to their craft. Charles Fox (The New Adventures of Wonder Woman, Love Boat, Happy Days), Wendy Melvoin & Lisa Coleman (Carnivale, Heroes), Jeremy Zuckerman & Benjamin Wynn (Avatar the Last Airbender: The Legend of Korra) and additional special guests will discuss their contributions to TV theme music. Moderated by Anne Cecere, director of Film & TV relations of BMI, and Chandler Poling, White Bear PR founder. Attendees will get to see a select clip from the new series The Last Airbender: Legend of Korra.
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Friday March 16, 2012 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 213

5:00pm

The Visual Technology Behind Action, Sci-Fi, and Fantasy Filmmaking
UPDATED: Mon, Mar 12, 03:30PM
Action, sci-fi, and fantasy are all genres that depend heavily on visual effects to effectively portray the vast fictional worlds in which they take place. Join the film industry's leading visual technology and previsualization experts to learn the latest and greatest technology trends and advances, as well as watch never-before-seen previs footage from their work on some of the biggest fan-favorites. Their work includes X-Men: The Last Stand, Terminator Salvation, Avatar, Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn 1 & 2, and upcoming epic action-adventure Battleship, as well as their work on commercials like HALO Reach.

Daniel Gregoire, founder and CEO of Halon Entertainment has worked side by side with the most highly respected directors in the business, including Steven Spielberg (War of the Worlds and Indiana Jones 4) and Jon Favreau (Cowboys & Aliens); Brad Alexander, CG supervisor on James Cameron's Avatar and many exciting upcoming films; Patrice Avery, a producer with over 20 years of experience in feature/TV animation, VFX and video game production; Justin Denton, Previs & VFX Supervisor on Battleship; AJ Briones, Previs Supervisor on Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Parts 1 & 2;  led by moderator Jon D. Witmer, associate editor of American Cinematographer magazine.
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Friday March 16, 2012 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 204

5:00pm

Registration for Friday Night Magic for FOIL & Promo Collection
5:00 PM Registration; 7:00 PM Start time (Register onsite in the Exhibit Hall; Tournament at the Hilton Anaheim Laguna Room)

(Sealed deck for giant promo collection—Entry: $30)

All players receive six Booster Packs and card sleeves. Players build a 40-card limited deck and play in a Swiss-style tournament. Prize support: First place wins a collection of 100 different promo cards worth over $250, plus current FNM promo. All other players receive promo card for every match they win. Please note: This event takes place in the Nighttime Games Room at the Hilton Anaheim (Laguna Room). Due to WonderCon policy, you must register and pay for materials at the Daytime Games area in the Exhibit Hall. We cannot accept entries at the Hilton Anaheim Games Room. (Minimum players: 12, maximum: 36)

Friday March 16, 2012 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

5:00pm

Comic Creator Connection
UPDATED: Thu, Mar 15, 08:03AM
Are you a writer with a great idea for a comic book series, but you can't draw ... or maybe you're an artist looking for a great script to draw? Perhaps both of you are looking to jumpstart your careers in comics. At WonderCon 2012, you just might find each other!

The Comic Creator Connection returns to WonderCon in an event that brings writers and artists together and helps them find their creative counterparts.

Here's how it works: In two 2-hour sessions - on Friday, March 16 and Saturday, March 17, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM - writers and artists get a chance to sit down and meet each other in a neutral environment. In 5-minute sessions throughout the event, you'll talk one-on-one with individual writers or artists about their ideas and skills. At the end of each 5-minute period, you will get up and move on to the next person. You'll probably meet between 15 and 20 people in one evening.

Best of all, you'll have a good initial impression of the other person's working style and abilities, and you'll know whether or not you want to start working on a project together. To pre-register for Comic Creator Connection, please send an e-mail to programs@comic-con.org and type "WonderCon 2012 Comic Creator Connection" in the subject line. Please indicate whether you're a writer seeking an artist or an artist seeking a writer, and please specify which day you would like to participate.

We will be registering artists onsite. If you are an artist and would like to register onsite please come to Room 206B between 4:45
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Friday March 16, 2012 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 206B

5:10pm

My Bride Is a Mermaid
Although Nagasumi and Sun have happily adjusted to their new life together, they must keep their engagement a secret from their classmates to protect them from Sun's father, who is still trying to end it (which Sun's mother is preventing). Sun's childhood rival Luna develops feelings for Nagasumi, and some rival suitors for Sun suddenly appear. Despite these problems and various other situations that Nagasumi and Sun will face and experience, their mutual love grows closer and stronger.

Friday March 16, 2012 5:10pm - 5:35pm
Room 205

5:30pm

BOOM! Studios/KaBOOM! Panel
Join BOOM! Studios as they take over Room 203 at WonderCon for one full hour. Learn what is next from BOOM! as Ross Richie and Matt Gagnon run down the most exciting new projects from BOOM! Studios, KaBOOM!, And BOOM! Town.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3906


Friday March 16, 2012 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 203

5:30pm

CBLDF: History of Comic Censorship
Learn the shocking history of comics censorship and how even today comics and the people who make, sell, and read them are still threatened. CBLDF executive director Charles Brownstein tells the sordid 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 that the CBLDF is working to combat!
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3909


Friday March 16, 2012 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 211

5:30pm

The Future of Tabletop Gaming
Tabletop games such as Dungeons and Dragons have been declining in popularity since the 1990s and are in danger of being replaced by both console games and MMORPGs. Will tabletop gaming survive the 21st century, will it be completely replaced by computer games. or will it survive as a new interactive role-playing experience? A panel of game designers discuss the future of role-playing games.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3908

Friday March 16, 2012 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 208

5:30pm

Vertigo: New Blood
They come from the cutting edge of comics...and Vertigo has never been edgier, with thought-provoking titles from some of comics' most acclaimed creators. Senior editor Will Dennis, all-star writer and WonderCon special guest Scott Snyder (American Vampire), and others appear on this must-see panel featuring the latest news on all your favorite Vertigo titles, plus details about the new, upcoming wave of Vertigo titles!
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3907


Friday March 16, 2012 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 207

5:30pm

Nerdist Industries Live!
ADDED: Tue, Mar 06, 03:42PM
The host of BBC America's The Nerdist and AMC's Talking Dead, Chris Hardwick will host a lively discussion of his newest ventures, with special guests from the all-new Nerdist Channel on YouTube, and his network podcasts and comedy shows from Nerdmelt Theater in Los Angeles. Join Chris and friends for a no-holds barred conversation and some surprise announcements!
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Friday March 16, 2012 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Ballroom, Third Level

5:30pm

5:35pm

Dojin Work
After Hoshi informs Najimi that she may be hired to do the manga artwork for a popular magazine, she has to decide if she wants to be a professional artist, as it will mean is giving up the fun and freedom of doing a dojinshi, attending Comic-Fest, and maybe even giving up her friendships with Hoshi, Tsuyuri, Justice, Sarah, and Kaneru.

Friday March 16, 2012 5:35pm - 5:50pm
Room 205

5:45pm

Children's Film Festival - Program #4
Short films for ages 5 and older

Best of Fest
Various
An (almost) nonstop reel of the best short films and animation from the last seven years of the festival to close the day! (L/A) (Global)


Friday March 16, 2012 5:45pm - 7:00pm
Room 202

5:50pm

MM!
Realizing he actually likes being physically and mentally abused by girls, Sado is desperate to cure his problem. So he joins a special club hoping to resolve his issues only to discover that the other members have equally complex issues to deal with. The hyper-aggressive club president Isurugi believes herself to be a god, Sado's classmate Yuno is terrified of men, and Hayama, Sado's best friend, is a compulsive crossdresser.

Friday March 16, 2012 5:50pm - 6:15pm
Room 205

6:00pm

Comics on Comics LIVE!
ComicsOnComics.com, the innovative web series that matches comedians against comic book creators in geek debates, makes its first appearance at WonderCon. Host Jonathan London (Geekscape.net) and Javier Grillo-Marxuach (Middleman, Ramiel: Wrath of God) engage with the greatest comic minds and the greatest minds in comics!
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Friday March 16, 2012 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 204

6:00pm

Animation Voice-Over
UPDATED: Wed, Feb 29, 11:00AM
Everyone wants to do voices for animation, right? Hear what some animation veterans and awesome newcomers have to say regarding what this work is like, what it takes, and what the heck producers are looking for! Panelists include Katie Leigh (Gummi Bears, Darkwing Duck, Muppet Babies), Ben Bledsoe (Ronal the Barbarian, scratch artist for Disney feature animation, founder of Unireach Media), Lisa Biggs (Adventures of Toby and founder of www.voxyladies.com), Rob Paulsen (Pinky and the Brain, Jimmy Neutron, Animaniacs), Kevin Michael Richardson (The Cleveland Show, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, The Simpsons) Mick Wingert ("Po" on Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness), director/writer/performer Phil Lollar (Hi Hi Puffy Ami Yumi Show, The Mr. Men Show, Olivia!, The Little Angels, Adventures in Odyssey) and actress/VO coach/director Jeannie Elias (Robot Chicken, My Little Pony, Bleach, Naruto).
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Friday March 16, 2012 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 210

6:00pm

The Write Stuff IV: Writing and Selling Genre Television & Beyond
Get an incredible insider look from the scribes behind some of today's hottest genre shows as they share their candid thoughts on how to make the series we love (and sometimes loathe). Find out the highly classified secrets of getting TV shows made and how to break in and break out in today's highly competitive broadcast environment, the deep dark secrets (and snacks) of the writer's room, and why network executives actually care about what you say on message boards. Panelists include Ashley E. Miller (Fringe, Transformers: The Sarah Connor Chronicles), Jesse Alexander (Lost, Heroes), Steve Kriozere (NCIS, Femme Fatales), Steve Melching (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Transformers: The Series), Gabrielle Stanton (The Vampire Chronicles, Haven), Dave Simkins (Blade, Human Target), Jose Molina (Firefly, Terra Nova), Amy Berg (Eureka, Leverage), Charles Murray (V, Castle), and Mark A. Altman (Necessary Roughness, Femme Fatales).
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Friday March 16, 2012 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Room 213

6:15pm

Bleach
After their battle with Kumoi's assassins, Ichigo and Rukia follow Rurichiyo back to the Soul Society to face the royal Kasumiohji Clan and stop Rurichiyo's sham wedding. They succeed in winning over the new captain of Squad Three, Shusuke Amagi, to their side, but it will be no easy task in finding Rurichiyo with all 13 Guard Squads now after them.

Friday March 16, 2012 6:15pm - 6:40pm
Room 205

6:30pm

Prism Comics: The Bad and The Bold: Pushing the Boundaries with LGBT Characters
There are more LGBT characters in mainstream comics, independents, Yaoi, and Yuri than ever before. Some comics push for truer portrayals of all people in the LGBT community and others push for shock and awe. How do you balance portrayals of LGBT characters in today's comics market? Prism Comics (the nonprofit organization promoting awareness of LGBT comics, creators, and fans), Brian Andersen (So Super Duper), Marc Andreyko (Manhunter, Torso), Tara Madison Avery (Gooch), Agnes Czaja (Acrobats), Jim McCann (Mind the Gap, Return of the Dapper Men), Bob Schreck (Legendary Comics), and other creators explore what makes a strong, realistic depiction of an LGBT character, what makes or breaks an edgy depiction of an LGBT character, and what is going too far. Moderated by Charles "Zan" Christensen (publisher, Northwest Press, Mark of Aeacus).
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3917


Friday March 16, 2012 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room 211

6:30pm

The Science of Battlestar Galactica
Look past FTL travel and artificial gravity, and the science in Battlestar Galactica was very robust for television. Join Dr. Kevin Grazier (Battlestar Galactica), co-author of The Science of Battlestar Galactica, along with a guest star for this presentation, chapter reading, and Q&A session.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3916


Friday March 16, 2012 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room 208

6:30pm

TV Horror Hosts
John Stanley (Creature Features, 1971-1984), Mr. Lobo (Cinema Insomnia), Tom Wyrsch (writer/director), and Strephon Taylor (November Fire) will present a history of television horror hosting. Vampira, Zacherley, Ghoulardi, Svengoolie, Bob Wilkins, Elvira, and many more will be covered in a historical journey illuminating a genre of television that should never be forgotten. Introduced by John Stanley and Mr. Lobo. Video history by Tom Wyrsch and Strephon Taylor.
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Friday March 16, 2012 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room 203

6:30pm

Detecting Deviants in the Dark Knight: Profiling Gotham City's Serial Killers
From the dark corners of Crime Alley to the bleak cell blocks of Blackgate Penitentiary, Gotham City has been plagued by murderous villains who stalk the night. Mr. Zsasz, Abbattoir, and even Commissioner Gordon's son, James Jr., have preyed on Gothamites for reasons that seemingly defy logic. How should Batman, the world's greatest detective, apprehend these and other notorious serial killers? With updated content, the forensic psychiatrists of Broadcast Thought, H. Eric Bender, M.D., Praveen R. Kambam, M.D., and Vasilis K. Pozios, M.D.,  team up with Mark E. Safarik, M.S., V.S.M., and FBI (retired) supervisory special agent, Behavioral Analysis Unit (Killer Instinct), to explore the dark world of Gotham City's serial killers. Are serial killers psychotic, psychopathic, or neither? Do Gotham City's serial killers have real-world counterparts? Are common traits shared among serial killers, and can "profiling" lead to their successful apprehension? Learn how real FBI agents profile and arrest serial murderers. With that knowledge, don the mantle of the Bat, profile the Dark Knight's deadliest villains, and plan their capture. Bring your questions and your curiosity, and discover once again that real life is, in fact, stranger than fiction!
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Friday March 16, 2012 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Room 207

6:30pm

WonderCon Exclusive World Premiere: Superman vs. The Elite
Be among the first to see the latest release from the popular series of DC Universe Animated Original PG-13 Movies when Warner Home Video, Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment, and Warner Bros. Animation present the World Premiere of Superman vs. The Elite. In the film, Superman's effectiveness as a superhero comes into question when a new group of super-powerful crusaders, known as "The Elite," appear on the scene. As superheroes, the Elite know no bounds and are more than willing to kill, even on a massive scale, to stop villainy -- putting them on a collision course with the ever-ethical, preferably nonlethal Man of Steel. The voice cast is led by George Newbern (Father of the Bride), reprising his Justice League/Justice League Unlimited role as Superman, NCIS star Pauley Perrette as Lois Lane, and versatile voice actor Robin Atkin Downes (Batman: Year One, Star Wars: The Clone Wars) as Manchester Black, the leader of The Elite. Award-winning comics writer Joe Kelly has adapted his original story from the heralded Action Comics #775 ("What's So Funny About Truth, Justice & the American Way") into a script directed by Michael Chang (Batman: Brave and the Bold) and executive produced by Bruce Timm (Batman: Year One). See the film, then stay for the panel, where members of the filmmaking team and voice cast will take questions from moderator Gary Miereanu and the audience. Prizes will be awarded, and new details about future DC Universe films will be revealed!
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Friday March 16, 2012 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Ballroom, Third Level

6:40pm

Star Driver
On the southern edge of Japan the Southern Cross Island inhabitants lead seemingly normal lives. But far beneath the quiet island's surface lies an ancient secret that lays dormant until Takuto Tsunashi arrives. At Southern Cross Island High School, Takuto and his friends become embroiled in a conflict with a clandestine society to control giant machines, called Cyboides, sealed under the island, whose powers are bound by special shrine maidens. This struggle will threaten to tear apart the entire island.

Friday March 16, 2012 6:40pm - 7:05pm
Room 205

7:00pm

Gaia Online
Chris Castagnetto (DJ Helsing) moderates the official Gaia Online panel. This is your chance to meet the Gaia staff, get your burning questions answered, and take a sneak peek at some of the great stuff Gaia has planned for 2012. Expect plenty of fun and some great prizes.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3919


Friday March 16, 2012 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 210

7:00pm

IDW: Artist's Editions
IDW senior editor Scott Dunbier presents an in-depth discussion of the publisher's massively successful Artist's Edition line! Launching in 2009 with Dave Stevens' Rocketeer and continuing last year with Walter Simonson's The Mighty Thor and this year with John Romita's Amazing Spider-Man and a host of others, these brilliant tomes have turned the industry on its ear by having their pages scanned directly from the original art. Come hear exciting announcements about upcoming additions to the line, including one from a surprise guest you won't believe!
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Speakers

Friday March 16, 2012 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 204

7:00pm

HeroClix: Theme Team Battle
(Golden Age), 600 pts.

No Feats or Battlefield Conditions. All figures must share a common Non-Generic Keyword. four figures minimum. No duplicate figures by sculpt or name allowed except if they have the Minion power. Prize: The In-Betweener LE for 1st. The top five can move onto the Sunday Championship Tournament. More prizes TBD. Sign up onsite at WonderCon Games in the Exhibit Hall. Ending time is approximate.

Friday March 16, 2012 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Hilton Anaheim Laguna Room, Fourth Floor

7:00pm

Friday Night Magic for FOIL & Promo Collection

(Sealed deck for giant promo collection -- Entry: $30)

All players receive six Booster Packs and card sleeves. Players build a 40-card limited deck and play in a Swiss-style tournament. Prize support: First place wins a collection of 100 different promo cards worth over $250, plus current FNM promo. All other players receive promo card for every match they win. Please note: This event takes place in the Nighttime Games Room at the Hilton Anaheim (Laguna Room). Due to WonderCon policy, you must register and pay for materials at the Daytime Games area in the Exhibit Hall. We cannot accept entries at the Hilton Anaheim Games Room. (Minimum players: 12, maximum: 36). ending time is approximate.


Friday March 16, 2012 7:00pm - 11:59pm
Hilton Anaheim Laguna Room, Fourth Floor

7:00pm

Nighttime Open Gaming
Open games. Play one of our many free to play games including Malifaux, Monsterpocalypse, Munchkin, Pirates, and many more. OR, use an open table to play your own games! No new games to start one hour before closing each day.

Friday March 16, 2012 7:00pm - 11:59pm
Hilton Anaheim Laguna Room, Fourth Floor

7:05pm

Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings 2
Japan's toughest warlords lead massive armies against their rivals in a quest for total domination. Wielding insane weaponry and unleashing the elements to boost their already awesome powers, these warrior generals charge into the fray, even as hordes of samurai warriors and ninja assassins fight to vanquish every adversary in their sights.

Friday March 16, 2012 7:05pm - 7:30pm
Room 205

7:30pm

Vampire Knight Guilty
Although Yuki finally understands who she really is, Zero still can't accept her true self. While Ichiru watches over Rido's coffin, Kaname recalls the unforgettable events of ten years ago. After Rido is revived by Kaname's blood, chaos reigns when both Rido's servant vampires and the Hunter's Society invade the academy. Realizing her new role, Yuki now sets out to protect her friends and confront the powerful Rido himself.

Friday March 16, 2012 7:30pm - 7:55pm
Room 205

7:55pm

Chaos;Head
When Takumi, an anime-obsessed recluse and gamer, has a chat room encounter with the mysterious Shogun, he's shown a gruesome murder scene. As someone seems to be watching him and the world around him unravels, Takumi soon becomes a paranoid murder suspect caught up in something called the New Generation Madness. As he tries to discern what is reality and a delusion, Takumi even suspects his classmate and good female friend Rimi is somehow involved in it as well.

Friday March 16, 2012 7:55pm - 8:20pm
Room 205

8:20pm

Angel Beats!
After awaking, Otonoshi, who has amnesia, meets Yuri and learns that they are already dead and in a surreal afterlife high school, where they can die again, but later awaken with no injuries. Also Yuri heads an organization fighting against a violent female Angel who is trying to send people from there to somewhere else. After joining the organization, Otonoshi wonders if there's a reason why everyone is trapped in this afterlife limbo land instead of going to heaven after they died.

Friday March 16, 2012 8:20pm - 8:45pm
Room 205

8:45pm

Rosario+Vampire
Although Tsukune Aono has bad grades, he's accepted into a private high school. Meeting a pretty girl, Moka Akashiya, he's surprised to learn she's a vampire. After learning that his new school is for Youkai disguised as humans and intolerant towards them, Tsukune decides to leave. Moka, who's lonely and knows he's human, persuades him to remain, as they both care about each other. When Tsukune removes the rosary around Moka's neck, her other personality emerges to easily defeat any delinquent Youkai threatening them. Tsukune and Moka keep his true form a secret, however the other male students are jealous of their budding relationship.

Friday March 16, 2012 8:45pm - 9:10pm
Room 205

9:10pm

Modern Magic Made Simple
Life for Koyomi Morishita isn't fair. She's a high school student but so short she gets mistaken for being in grade school, and she's not graceful. To improve herself, she decides to learn magic and gets master mage Misa Anehara to teach her a new style of magic that breaks all enchantments down into code sequences. It seems Koyomi can only make washbasins fall from the sky, but she has the hidden talent to rearrange or change any enchantment code sequence.

Friday March 16, 2012 9:10pm - 9:35pm
Room 205

9:35pm

Baka and Test
When a fight occurs at the Fumizuki Academy, no punches are ever thrown. Instead the students utilize the school's technology to summon Avatars, pint-sized stand-ins with battle powers based on academic ability. Yoshii, who is an idiot, is stuck in lowly Class F with all the other slackers. If these misfits want to escape their classroom dump, they'll have to fight their way up the class ranks and eventually take on Class A, the academy's brightest students. It's going to be tough, but once these underachievers of Class F get motivated they don't give up.

Friday March 16, 2012 9:35pm - 10:00pm
Room 205
 
Saturday, March 17
 

10:00am

HeroClix: 3-Booster Sealed Event
500 pts.
(Entry Fee: $30 for 3 HeroClix Booster; either Superman or Hulk)
Prize: The Adam Warlock LE for 1st. The top five can move on to the Sunday Championship Tournament. More prizes TBD. Ending time is approximate.

Saturday March 17, 2012 10:00am - 2:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

10:00am

Daytime Open Gaming
Open games. Play one of our many free to play games including Malifaux, Monsterpocalypse, Munchkin, Pirates, and many more. OR, use an open table to play your own games! No new games to start one hour before closing each day.

Saturday March 17, 2012 10:00am - 6:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

10:00am

WonderCon Magic League
All weekend long! (Entry fee: $15)

Players receive a current standard legal intro deck, and card sleeves. Open-play format: play anyone else in the league, win or lose; win cards to beef up your deck. Prize support: Standard legal Magic cards and promos. The player with the most matches played each day wins an additional prize!

Saturday March 17, 2012 10:00am - 6:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

10:00am

WonderCon Yu-Gi-Oh! League
All weekend long. WonderCon Yu-Gi-Oh! League (Entry fee: $15)

Players receive a Yu-Gi-Oh! Structure Deck and a random Booster Pack. Open-play format: play anyone else in the league, win or lose: win cards to beef up your deck. Prize support: various cards, and promos. The player with the most matches played each day wins an additional prize. Ending time is approximate.

Saturday March 17, 2012 10:00am - 6:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

10:30am

Pani Poni Dash
The 10th grade Class 1-C of Momotsuki Academy gets a new teacher, Becky Miyamoto, who's a 1-year-old MIT child prodigy. She's an intellectual wiz but not prepared to deal with a group of temperamental teens, such as the bitchy Heather, the angry nerd, the insecure girl, the freaky class president, the airhead, and the normal average girl. If that wasn't enough potential mayhem, add a pathetic abused bunny and idiotic aliens constantly observing her. It's no wonder Becky sometimes has crying fits and tirades.

Saturday March 17, 2012 10:30am - 10:55am
Room 205

10:30am

CAC Session 4: Focus on Bob Schreck
WonderCon special guest Bob Schreck (Legendary Comics) joins the Comics Arts Conference to discuss his life in the comics industry. Stanford Carpenter (School of the Art Institute of Chicago) talks with Bob about his time as a marketing director, writer, and editor at both Dark Horse and DC Comics, the founding of Oni Press, and his new venture at Legendary Comics -- and last but not least, his impressions of the industry as both a creative and an editorial force.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3923


Saturday March 17, 2012 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 210

10:30am

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 crowd and back for its sixth 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.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3920

Speakers

Saturday March 17, 2012 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 203

10:30am

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 Romine, 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.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3922


Saturday March 17, 2012 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 208

10:30am

Spotlight on Scott Snyder
WonderCon special guest, writer Scott Snyder (Batman, Swamp Thing, American Vampire, Severed), answers your questions in this open discussion on the craft and business of writing comics.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3921

Speakers

Saturday March 17, 2012 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 207

10:30am

Children's Film Festival - Program #5
Short films for all ages

Abridged
Arjun Rihan
Two pieces of the Bay Bridge must work together to get the job done. Could love follow? (A) (USA)

Propose
Dan Racusin
A lively music video for a popular Japanese band. (A) (USA/Japan)

A Long Day for Mr. Calpaccio
Uruma Delvi
Mr. Calpaccio enjoys, mostly, a hectic day. From one of Japan's leading animators. (A) (Japan)

Magnetism
Nye Warburton
Two space machines looking for love, only science in the way. (A) (USA)

Gallery Girl
Andrew Marshel
A lonely girl inside a painting longs to know what else is out there. (A) (USA)

Garpenfargle
Bill Kersey
Can one little dog stay out of the trash. An all-time festival favorite. (L) (USA)

Grampa Kevorkian
Claire Almon
What do you think of when you remember your grandparents? A love letter to those precious memories we have about the ones we love. (L) (USA)

After Hours
Marshall Fels Elliott
An overworked animator is haunted by one of his characters. A comedy love story with elephants, and a playful look into the (exhausting) creative process. (A) (Canada)

Where, There, Here
Soyeon Kim
A playful visualization of Hide and Seek. Masked African characters dance to a pounding beat in this snappy and fluid animation using only sand. (A) (USA)

Airport Goodbye
Katie Maren
Two friends say hello and goodbye on a fun day in the countryside. (A) (USA)


Saturday March 17, 2012 10:30am - 12:00pm
Room 202

10:30am

Spotlight on Richard Starkings
Writer Joshua Fialkov (Tumor, Last of the Greats), talks to WonderCon special guest Richard Starkings about the success of his sleeper hit Image Comics series Elephantmen, progress on the movie, and all other aspects of Richard's career in comics as a writer, publisher, colorist, cartoonist, editor, and digital lettering pioneer.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3924


Saturday March 17, 2012 10:30am - 11:30pm
Room 211

10:55am

Gakuen Alice
Determined to enhance her Alice Star Ranking and respect with the students and facility at the prestigious Alice Academy, Mikan works on improving her Alice ability of Nullification, which can nullify any hostile Alice power. With this ability, she can help and protect her best friend Hotaru and her other friends and classmates.

Saturday March 17, 2012 10:55am - 11:20am
Room 205

11:00am

Cartoon Network: Adventure Time
What could make WonderCon even more wonderful? How about a Totally Rhombus Adventure Time Q&A? Hear what executive producer and creator Pendleton Ward (voice of Lumpy Space Princess) and special guests have in store for our heroes Finn and Jake coming up in Season 4! Come on, grab your friends and join the fun!
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3925

Speakers

Saturday March 17, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 204

11:00am

Womanthology
Get the story behind the hottest Kickstarter project of the year, a graphic novel produced entirely by the top women in the industry! Over 200 creators combined to create Womanthology,  and all profits go to the charities of GlobalGiving.org! Project mastermind Renae De Liz and a host of surprise creators offer sneak peeks, inside tips on how to break into comics, and more!
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3926

Speakers

Saturday March 17, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 213

11:00am

8-man Draft Cues for Booster Box
(Entry fee: $25)

1st place gets Booster box, 2nd place gets 9 packs, 3rd place gets 3 packs.

Saturday March 17, 2012 11:00am - 3:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

11:00am

Malifaux 35 Soulstone Gaining Grounds Tournament
Hosting a 35 Soulstone Gaining Grounds tournament
Malifaux from Wyrd Miniatures: Based in an alternate Earth, Malifaux uses Gothic, steampunk, and Victorian horror with a dose of the Wild West to inject fun and depth into the magical lawlessness of a world rife with monsters, necropunks, man-machine hybrids, gunslingers, and power-hungry politicos. Actively using character-driven stories to define the world of Malifaux, seek your fortune in this fast-paced and brutal 32mm tabletop miniature skirmish game. Assemble your crew and stake your claim! Ending time is approximate.

Saturday March 17, 2012 11:00am - 6:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

11:20am

Maid Sama
At Seika High School, the student council's first female president Misaki Ayuzawa is determined to make the guys more respectable, especially toward the girls. After school she secretly works as a maid cafe waitress to help her family financially. When cool, aloof, and handsome Usui Takumi discovers Misaki's secret, she fears being blackmailed but is surprised when he helps her out instead. It becomes interesting as they soon become close friends and possibly something more.

Saturday March 17, 2012 11:20am - 11:45am
Room 205

11:30am

CAC Session 5: Batman vs. Iron Man: Can Biology Best Technology?
Batman and Iron Man belong to a very small group of accessible superheroes -- that is, the group of superheroes who have a veneer of reality related to their powers and abilities. This reality makes them appealing and accessible to many and captivates the imagination in a way other heroes cannot. Both Iron Man and Batman are defined by the combination of their human frailty with extreme training and use of technological enhancements. E. Paul Zehr (Becoming Batman, Inventing Iron Man) compares these two heroes and their two approaches to transcending human limitation. The concept of Batman is one of extreme human performance -- Bruce Wayne creates the Batman persona through extreme training. That of Iron Man is the story of Tony Stark, a genius scientist and engineer who amplifies human performance with technology in the form of the fantastic suit of armor. Considering the scientific realities behind these two icons presents a revealing look at how close we are to technological fusion between brain, biology, and technology. It also brings to mind a question truly grounded in popular culture. With these two superheroes in action, who beats whom? Answering this question involves a fascinating examination at the outer limits of human performance where neuroscience, kinesiology, brain-machine interface, and Kung-fu fighting converge.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3930

Speakers

Saturday March 17, 2012 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 210

11:30am

Comic Book Law School
"C" Is for creator (and Copyright!) and "P" is for preparation, the cornerstone of any creative enterprises. After all, rushing a new property out the door without the proper IP protections in place could be more costly down the road. Luckily, the popular Comic Book Law School ® will help by supplying the "ABCs" of legal protections for creators. Noted IP attorney  Michael Lovitz, author of The Trademark and Copyright Book comic book, assists attendees in establishing a basic foundation for their copyright and trademark rights. Up first is the basics of protection and ownership of ideas, works of authorship, characters, and names, from conception through publication and beyond. Attendees are invited to participate in an interactive discussion about basic rights provided under U.S. copyright and trademark laws, as well as the registration process for each (and time permitting, how recent court decisions and changes in the law could affect those rights). Along the way, there will be plenty to learn about the protections, and pitfalls, of the U.S. trademark and copyright systems. Please Note: The Comic Book Law School seminars are designed to provide relevant information and practice tips to practicing attorneys, as well as practical tips to creators and other professionals who may wish to attend. However, the seminar is presented for information and entertainment purposes only, and the information presented and opinions expressed at the seminars do not constitute legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. [This program is approved for one (1) credit of California MCLE.]
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3927

Speakers

Saturday March 17, 2012 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 203

11:30am

Digital Comics Price Fight
Everyone is talking about what the "right" price is for digital comics. Should it be full price for same day as print? Or should every comic be 99 cents à la iTunes? The conversation online has been heated, and today it jumps into the physical realm! Legendary comics writer Mark Waid and comiXology's David Steinberger (the CEO and co-founder of the leading digital comics retailer and platform) present a lively discussion on the price of digital comics. "Refereeing" this panel will be publisher and writer of Our Love Is Real and Sacrifice, Sam Humphries, who was the driving force behind MySpace Comics.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3929


Saturday March 17, 2012 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 208

11:30am

Rewriting History: Past, Present, and Future
Whether writing alternate, near future, or far future history, how do authors make historical "facts" fit their fiction? Panelists include Naomi Novik (Crucible of Gold), Todd McCaffrey (Dragon's Time), Rob Reid (Year Zero), and WonderCon special guest Ernest Cline (Ready Player One), in discussion with Maryelizabeth Hart of Mysterious Galaxy.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3928


Saturday March 17, 2012 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 207

11:30am

Ruby & Spears
Since the sixties, Joe Ruby and Ken Spears have been the most successful writing, creating, and producing team in Saturday morning television. Among the shows they brought you were Scooby-Doo, Wacky Racers, Jabberjaw, Dynomutt, Thundarr The Barbarian, Plastic Man, and dozens of others. Here they are in a rare convention appearance, interviewed by animation writer (and former Ruby-Spears writer) Mark Evanier.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3931


Saturday March 17, 2012 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 211

11:30am

M:tG Level Up! For Xbox 360 or PS3
(Entry fee: $25)

Players receive a random 30-card deck, one Dark Ascension Booster, one Innistrad Booster, and one Magic 2012 Booster. Play in a super fast-paced limited format where the rules change every round! Prize support: 1st place gets a choice of an xbox 360 or Playstation 3. Additional prize support based on attendance. (Minimum players: 16, maximum: 48). ending time is approximate.

Saturday March 17, 2012 11:30am - 3:30pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

11:45am

Aira the Natural
On Aqua, Akari and her best friends Aika and Alice continue training together and with their mentors toward their shared goal and dream of becoming Neo-Venezia's top female gondolier, a Prima Undine. But as their skills improve they find themselves facing new challenges to overcome. However they are still able to share and enjoy fun together and discover new things about Neo-Venezia.

Saturday March 17, 2012 11:45am - 12:10pm
Room 205

12:00pm

Trailer Park
ADDED: Tue, Mar 06, 04:01PM
The triumphant return of a WonderCon tradition! See the latest and greatest trailers for movies coming to a theater near you in the near future, some of them in 3D.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=4031

Saturday March 17, 2012 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Ballroom, Third Level

12:00pm

Marvel Television Presents
Be among the first to go inside the Marvel Universe on Disney XD with the head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb, as he presents the world premiere of the highly anticipated Ultimate Spider-Man animated series and a look at the premiere episode of the The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Season 2. He'll also reveal the inside scoop on animated and live-action series in development, and more surprises from Marvel TV.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3933

Speakers

Saturday March 17, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 213

12:00pm

The World of CAPCOM!
Francis Mao leads a panel of Capcom product managers who will share trailers and sneak peeks at all the hot, new upcoming Capcom games, such as Dragon's Dogma, Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, the just-released Street Fighter X Tekken, Resident Evil 6, and more! A few lucky gamers will be called onstage to demonstrate their fighting skills in Street Fighter X Tekken to win exclusive Capcom prizes! Followed by a Q&A session.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3932

Speakers

Saturday March 17, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 204

12:00pm

Yu-Gi-Oh! Booster Box Constructed
(Entry fee: $10)

All players receive a random Booster Pack for entering. Players play in a single-elimination tournament. Prize support: 1st place gets a Booster Box of the current set; additional prize support based on attendance. (Minimum players: 8, maximum: 48). Ending time is approximate.

Saturday March 17, 2012 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

12:10pm

A-Channel
Learning she's accepted into the same high school as her best friend Run, Toru hurries to tell her, only to find Run with another girl, Yuko, in a compromising position. School starts off awkwardly as Toru fends off guys interested in Run, while Yuko and their other friend Nagi have to deal with Run's carefree attitude. As the school year progresses, the four girls find time to have fun together and ways to handle the unexpected problems life throws at them.

Saturday March 17, 2012 12:10pm - 12:35pm
Room 205

12:15pm

Children's Film Festival - Program #6
Short films for ages 5 and older

Follow
Nicholas Mastrangelo
In this music video by the band Haunted by Heroes, bravery wins out in this battle involving robots and monsters. (A) (USA)

The Ingredient
Tad Patterson
A stop-motion animated film wherein Lucky the beaver must stop an unscrupulous wizard and his pet monster. (A) (USA)

It's Christmas Time
Brittany Biggs
A lonely Yeti tries to help two kids with their Christmas preparations. (A) (USA)

The Wishing Well
Rod Maxwell
One woman's quest for love takes her to a wishing well. An all-time festival favorite. (L/A) (USA)

Divine Sparks
Imogene Drummond
Celebrating accents, animation, and art. Dancers from the Limon Dance Company stretch and sway, eyeball puppets cavort, whales sing, and Native American dancers celebrate in full regalia. (L/A) (USA)


Saturday March 17, 2012 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Room 202

12:30pm

Fox Searchlight: The Sound of My Voice
Producer, writer, and actress Brit Marling is a rising talent and new voice in the genre world, creating independent films about everyday people finding themselves in fantastic circumstances. In her new film, The Sound of My Voice, Peter (Christopher Denham) and Lorna (Nicole Vicius), a couple and documentary filmmaking team, infiltrate a mysterious group led by an enigmatic young woman named Maggie (Brit Marling). Intent on exposing her as a charlatan and freeing the followers from her grip, Peter and Lorna start to question their objective and each other as they unravel the secrets of Maggie's underworld. Appearing in person: star, producer, and co-writer Brit Marling (Another Earth), and the film's director/co-writer Zal Batmanglij.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3934


Saturday March 17, 2012 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Ballroom, Third Level

12:30pm

CAC Session 6: Lessons Learned from Batgirl about Female Superheroes and Trauma: Resilience, Recovery, and Relaunch
Is it healthy to be a female character in today's comics? Do comic book superheroines still face different traumas from those faced by their male counterparts? Psychologists Andrea Letamendi (UCLA), Robin Rosenberg (The Psychology of Superheroes), and Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight), with the help of writer Bryan Q. Miller (Batgirl, Smallville), explore how gender differences figure into storytelling issues and reflect on the dangers, support, and expectations encountered by women in real-world high-risk and life-threatening environments.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3938


Saturday March 17, 2012 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 210

12:30pm

Fairy Dust: LGBT Disney Fandom
We're lucky to be right next door to the "Happiest Place on Earth." Disney characters, films, comics, media, and theme parks are popular around the world. But Disney is especially popular among the LGBT community. Young or old, LGBT folk identify with the stories, characters, fantasy, and imagination of Disney. Prism Comics (the nonprofit organization promoting awareness of LGBT comics, creators, and fans) joins Tommy Kovac (The Royal Historian of Oz; Wonderland, Skelebunnies), Worthie Meacham (Disney Gay Days, expert on Disney Parks and Disneyana), Dusty Sage (founder and CEO of MiceChat.com), and other fans and creators as they explore why the queer community loves all things Disney. Moderated by Ted Abenheim (Prism Comics board member).
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3936


Saturday March 17, 2012 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 207

12:30pm

Spotlight on Michael Golden
WonderCon special guest, artist Michael Golden is known for his dynamic and beautifully designed cover work and his exciting storytelling in series such as Dr. Strange, Micronauts, and The 'Nam. Michael talks about his career -- past, present, and future -- in this special spotlight panel.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3939

Speakers

Saturday March 17, 2012 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 211

12:30pm

Where Do Ideas Come From?
For artists and writers who face the fear of the blank page, veteran writer/editor Barbara Randall Kesel (New Teen Titans, Meridian, Hawk & Dove) brings proven tips, tricks, and strategies for vanquishing those dead brain and deadline demons!
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3937


Saturday March 17, 2012 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 208

12:30pm

Aspen Comics Official Portfolio Review
Vince Hernandez, editor-in-chief of Aspen Comics, will be on hand to review portfolios, offer advice for aspiring artists, and provide valuable tips for improving your portfolio and samples. Any artists looking to get their foot in the door in the comics industry are welcome to attend.

Speakers

Saturday March 17, 2012 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 206B

12:30pm

CBLDF Live Art Jam
Witness amazing live art created before your eyes by the industry's greatest superstars! WonderCon special guests Jim Lee, Rebekah Isaacs, and Eric Powell plus special surprise guests will make original art on the big screen, giving you a one-of-a-kind glimpse of their creative process, and then a chance to bid to take their work home. The proceeds of this auction benefit Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, who protect the industry's First Amendment rights. Stop by the CBLDF booth (417) for your bidder number, then come watch great art happen before your eyes at the CBLDF Live Art Jam!
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3935


Saturday March 17, 2012 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Room 203

12:35pm

K-ON!
Rehearsing for their school festival performance the Light Music Club, realizing they're not a official registered club, get faculty advisor Miss Yamanaka to be their club advisor. She coaches Yui to be the band's frontman, but when she loses her voice, Mio becomes the lead vocalist and has to overcome her stage fright. Later the Light Music Club celebrates Christmas with a party and gift exchange.

Saturday March 17, 2012 12:35pm - 1:00pm
Room 205

1:00pm

Bakuman
Top student Akito will do anything to become a hit writer in the Japanese comics industry, including manipulating his unsure classmate Mashiro into becoming an illustrator. Before long the pair have their backs against the wall fighting for a chance to get noticed in the intense world of manga publishing. But then an unlikely series of events makes them realize what real Comic-Fest artists possibly have to give up: love, their health, and maybe even their future.

Saturday March 17, 2012 1:00pm - 1:25pm
Room 205

1:00pm

DC Comics: The New 52
The New 52 is comics' most talked about industry-shattering event of the last year. Although the landscape has changed, DC's not done making news! Be a part of history as DC editor-in-chief Bob Harras, executive editor Eddie Berganza, and group editor Matt Idelson are joined by Brian Buccellato (Flash), Dustin Nguyen (Batman Beyond Unlimited), Scott Snyder (Batman), Ryan Sook (DC Universe Presents), and more of your favorite top-notch talent to discuss the books that are shaping the dawn of this new era!
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3940


Saturday March 17, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 204

1:00pm

Spotlight on Joe Hill
WonderCon special guest Joe Hill, Eisner Award-winning creator of Locke & Key, talks about the final chapters of the series, who will be the next person to wear The Cape, IDW's Road Rage, his next novel (and accompanying comic series), and future projects. His discussion with editor Chris Ryall will be followed by a Q&A and pole-dancing demonstration.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3941


Saturday March 17, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 213

1:15pm

20th Century Fox: Prometheus and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter...in 3D
UPDATED: Tue, Mar 06, 03:28PM
20th Century Fox and WonderCon attendees have two big reasons to celebrate the year's event. Sir Ridley Scott, director of Alien and Blade Runner, returns to the genre he helped define and he'll be live on stage to tell you all about Prometheus, his epic and groundbreaking new mythology. Sir Ridley and co-screenwriter Damon Lindelof will screen some exclusive footage.

You'll also meet this country's 16th president and first superhero -- Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, which explores the secret life of our greatest leader, and the untold story that shaped our nation. The filmmakers will screen special footage, which presents the visionary work of producer Tim Burton and director Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted), who bring a fresh and visceral voice to the classic portrayal of the bloodthirsty vampire, while imagining Lincoln as history's greatest hunter of the undead.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3942

Saturday March 17, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Ballroom, Third Level

1:25pm

The Melancholy of Haruhi-Chan Suzumiya
Anime shorts showing the SOS Brigade and other characters as cute little SD versions of themselves. Focusing on their unique quirks, it shows Haruhi, Kyon, and the others in various hilarious situations.

Saturday March 17, 2012 1:25pm - 1:30pm
Room 205

1:30pm

Gin Tama
For Gintoki and his two assistants, Shinpachi and Kagura, at his Odd Job Agency, no job is too strange or bizarre, because it means they're employed. As their reputation grows, the jobs become stranger and sometimes more dangerous, especially when it involves aliens in some way (which is most of the time), including a Yakuza and aliens confrontation. Gintoki and his two assistants are constantly risking their lives and limbs for jobs that mostly pay them very little.

Saturday March 17, 2012 1:30pm - 1:55pm
Room 205

1:30pm

How to Get News Coverage
Small press publishers, what makes the difference between an item that will get news coverage, previews, and interviews and an item that 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 comics journalist themselves telling you what they are looking for in your submission. Panelists include Alan Kistler (Comic Mix, Newsarama), Heidi MacDonald (The Beat), Kiel Phegley (Comic Book Resources), and Josh Waldrop (M1W Entertainment). Find out what it takes to self-promote and make a significant impact on your ability to sell your comics project.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3944


Saturday March 17, 2012 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 208

1:30pm

I Can't Write, I Can't Draw, But I Love Comics!
Comic-Con International's annual jobs panel comes to WonderCon! Just 'cause you missed out on the writing and drawing genes doesn't mean there isn't a place for you in the comics, animation, and gaming industries. Companies still need managers, publishers, producers, directors, mo-cap and voice-over actors, game masters, and programmers. Panelists Scott Agostoni (independent manager of comic creators and comics expert), Derron Ross (Blur Studio), actor Michael Rooker (The Walking Dead), writer/director James Gunn (Lollipop Chainsaw),   and Mike Fischer (Square Enix) will alert you to some of these careers and tell you how to find your niche. Moderated by Susan Karlin (Fast Company).
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3943


Saturday March 17, 2012 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 207

1:30pm

Spotlight on Fiona Staples
WonderCon special guest Fiona Staples is known for her art on series such as Mystery Society (created with fellow special guest Steve Niles) and North 40 and her cover work on titles such as T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents. Now she embarks on a whole new phase of her career with the new Image Comics series Saga, co-created by Brian K. Vaughan. Fiona talks about her newest work and more in this special Spotlight panel.
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Speakers

Saturday March 17, 2012 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 211

1:30pm

BOOM! Studios
BOOM! Studios is conducting portfolio reviews, providing critiques, and offering tips for aspiring artists. Bring a portfolio selection of your best work and see if you have what it takes to create comics for one of the hottest comic book companies today!

Saturday March 17, 2012 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 206B

1:30pm

CAC Session 7: Females and Feminism
Christin Green (The George Washington University) looks at how Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra's series Y: The Last Man confronts stereotypes, breaks traditional formulas, steps out of comfort zones, and makes potentially bold statements about gender norms, masculinity, sexuality, and feminism, defining Y: The Last Man as a postfeminist narrative while drawing critical conclusions about its relative success in re-imagining contemporary popular discourses about feminism. Ayanna Dozier (Chapman University) examines the costumes of female superheroes, uncovering the meaning of such overtly sexual representations of female superheroes and their costumes, which themselves create a power struggle between the character and her costume. When are these designs sexist and when are they an expression of female liberation? Diana Martinez (University of Oregon) studies the many shifts in Wonder Woman's body and costume design, arguing that Wonder Woman in particular has still not reached physical stability because she has no ideological stability. Wonder Woman's body is important because she is not just a character, she is an encoding of ideology -- an ideology reliant on her body and the way she is perceived.
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Saturday March 17, 2012 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 210

1:55pm

Lucky Star
Although Konata, Kagami, Tsukasa, and Miyuki are busy with schoolwork, they still find time to have fun together. Usually it's Konata, Kagami, and Tsukasa getting together to enjoy fun activities. Konata's younger cousin Yutaka, who attends their school, is experiencing high school life, but still finds time to have fun with her classmates and friends Minami, Hiyori, and Patricia.

Saturday March 17, 2012 1:55pm - 2:20pm
Room 205

2:00pm

Bongo Comics Sneak Peek
Creative director Nathan Kane and managing editor Terry Delegeane showcase Bongo Comics Group's brand-new look and preview upcoming projects and a few other surprises. Find out what's in the future for Futurama Comics and what to surmise about Simpsons Comics. This is a "must-attend" panel for all fans of The Simpsons and Futurama and anyone looking for a place to sit down!
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Saturday March 17, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 203

2:00pm

Geek & Sundry
Felicia Day (The Guild), Wil Wheaton (Awesome), Veronica Belmont (Tekzilla), and Tom Merrit (Sword & Laser) present a sneak preview of Day's new Geek & Sundry YouTube channel lineup.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3948


Saturday March 17, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 204

2:00pm

MARVEL: Avengers vs. X-Men
Are you ready for the biggest superhero war ever in Avengers vs. X-Men? Get the scoop on the groundbreaking event of 2012 as Earth's Mightiest take on the Children of the Atom with the Marvel Universe at stake. One side believes the Phoenix Force will save their race, the other believes it will destroy the world! What do you believe? Find out everything you need to know as Marvel's SVP of publishing/executive editor Tom Brevoort (Avengers vs. X-Men), superstar writer Jeph Loeb (Avengers: X-Sanction) and others give you the inside track, right here!
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Saturday March 17, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 213

2:00pm

Children's Film Festival - Program #7
Short and full-length films for all ages

All the World
Galen Fott
A trip around the world, using the imagination. (A) (USA)

Scaredy Squirrel
Galen Fott
A squirrel is afraid to leave his nut tree, but what wonders await him if he tries? Based on the childrenÕs book. From Weston Woods studios. (A) (USA)

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
Mike Mitchell
Join Alvin and the crew for an adventure on the high seas in this latest installment of the popular animated family film series. From Fox Home Entertainment. (A) (USA)


Saturday March 17, 2012 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 202

2:00pm

HeroClix: Epic Battle
(Golden Age), 1000 pts.

All figures must be at least 100 pts. four actions per turn. Maximum of one feat allowed per character. Maximum of 50 pts. of feats allowed. No Colossals, Bystander Tokens, or Battlefield Condition. Prize: The Champion LE for 1st. The top five can move onto the Sunday Championship Tournament. More prizes TBD. Ending time is approximate.

Saturday March 17, 2012 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

2:20pm

The World Only God Knows
Dating Sim game master Keima Katsuragi isn't interested in any girls who are not 2D. After accepting an e-mail challenge, he soon discovers he's made a deal with a not very competent young female demon, Elsie de Lute Irma. She's been charged with recapturing runaway demon world spirits hiding in a girl's heart who can only be driven out by the girls falling in love with Keima. Now he must convince girls to fall in love with him within a specific time limit. If he fails, the explosive collars around his and Elsie's necks will detonate.

Saturday March 17, 2012 2:20pm - 2:45pm
Room 205

2:30pm

Spotlight on Arthur Adams
WonderCon special guest Arthur Adams is known for his intricate and design-oriented covers and interior art, and his penchant for all things ape, including his own creation, Monkeyman and O'Brian. Arthur talks about his work and what's coming up next for him in his career.
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Speakers

Saturday March 17, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 211

2:30pm

Video Game Characters Reborn! Namco Bandai Games' ShiftyLook
Namco Bandai Games is re-imagining gaming classics like Xevious, Sky Kid, and Bravoman through new multimedia project ShiftyLook. Join producer, editor-in-chief, and head of ShiftyLook Rob Pereyda as he introduces some of the talent behind the project's webcomics, including appearances by Sky Kid writer Jim Zub (Skullkickers); Alien Confidential: Black & White writer Sharon Scott (More Than Mortal) and artist Andrew Pepoy (Monica Moon); Bravoman writer Matt Moylan (LilFormers) and artist Dax Gordine (Mega Man Tribute); and Xevious writer Mike Costa (Transformers) and artist Mike Norton (Runaways). A live demo of the upcoming Rocket Fox game, an introduction of the talent behind the upcoming Rocket Fox webcomic, ShiftyLook service updates, and even free swag await!
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3951


Saturday March 17, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 208

2:30pm

Universal Pictures: Battleship and Snow White and the Huntsman
UPDATED: Mon, Mar 12, 02:04PM
Universal Pictures will present footage and special guests from two of its upcoming epic action-adventures: Battleship (May 18) and Snow White and the Huntsman (June 1). Battleship director/producer Peter Berg will be joined by two of the star's from the film, Alexander Skarsgård and Brooklyn Decker, to discuss the project. Snow White and the Huntsman's director, Rupert Sanders, will answer questions about the new movie starring Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth and Sam Claflin.
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Saturday March 17, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Ballroom, Third Level

2:30pm

2:30pm

Archaia Entertainment
Are you an aspiring storyteller? Archaia, publisher of great creator-owned projects like Mouse Guard, Rust and Return of the Dapper Men, will have a representative on hand to review your portfolio and provide you with some insightful, constructive criticism of your work.

Saturday March 17, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 206B

2:45pm

Hayate the Combat Butler
After Hayate wins the Butler Battle Tournament, the school superintendent wants him to join her Butler Corp of Darkness. In an effort to convince him she sends her mysterious butlers to defeat him. During the Academy Culture Fair, Nagi gets caught in the crossfire of a battle and is hypnotized by one of these butlers, causing her to no longer recognize Hayate, who has to find a way to break this spell and save Nagi.

Saturday March 17, 2012 2:45pm - 3:10pm
Room 205

3:00pm

Cartoon Voices
It's another one of those panels where folks who speak for animated characters demonstrate their craft. On the dais are Gregg Berger (The Garfield Show), Laraine Newman (The Fairly OddParents), Wally Wingert (The Avengers), Bill Farmer (Goofy), Alicyn Packard (The Mr. Men Show), Michael Bell (G.I. Joe), and maybe a few others, all put through their paces by voice director Mark Evanier.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3956


Saturday March 17, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 213

3:00pm

Kids Can Draw Cartoons with Kristian Sather
Hey kids! Kristian Sather (Bonkers, Jetsons, kristiansather.blogspot.com) will demonstrate the techniques used in drawing funny cartoon characters. You will learn how to draw your own funny cartoon characters using basic geometric shapes. Join Kristian for this fun & informative session!
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3955

Speakers

Saturday March 17, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 210

3:00pm

The Official Aspen Comics Panel
Aspen creators Frank Mastromauro (Shrugged), Peter Steigerwald (Lady Mechanika), Vince Hernandez (Charismagic), Mark Roslan (Broken Pieces), Joe Benitez (Lady Mechanika), Oliver Nome (Fathom: Kiani), Scott Lobdell (Fathom), J. T. Krul (Soulfire), Beth Sotelo (Fathom), David Wohl (Executive Assistant: Iris), David Schwartz (Idolized), and letterer Josh Reed discuss exciting new Aspen projects and reveal never-before-seen art. A special Q&A session with fans will take place, and every person in attendance will receive a gift courtesy of Aspen Comics!
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3953

Speakers
DW

David Wohl

Winthrop U
David Wohl currently serves as Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Winthrop University. He previously served as Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities at WV State University and holds the Ph.D. degree from Kent State U. He's published articles and reviews in such publications as Theatre Journal, Southern Theatre, and Journal of the Association for Communication Administration and has directed for professional, community... Read More →


Saturday March 17, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 203

3:00pm

DC Comics: All Access Special Edition
UPDATED: Thu, Mar 01, 04:30PM
Don't miss this panel about the sure-to-be most talked about project of 2012! DC Comics Co-Publisher Dan DiDio, VP Art Direction & Design Mark Chiarello, editor Will Dennis, and writers  J. Michael Straczynski and Len Wein  talk about this next game-changing event. No comics fan will want to miss this!
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3954


Saturday March 17, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 204

3:00pm

M:tG Two-Headed Giant for Grave Born
(Entry fee: $40)

Each team of two players gets eight Boosters; building two decks and playing in the ever-popular Two-Headed Giant format. Prize support: 1st place gets 2 copies of the Super-Hot Graveborn limited printing Premium series; 2nd place receives two copies of Ajani vs. Nicole Bolas limited printing duel deck; additional prize support based on attendance. (Minimum players: 4 teams, maximum: 24 teams)

Saturday March 17, 2012 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

3:10pm

Rental Magica
Astral is a very unique mage for hire agency. Its president, Itsuki, possesses the Glam Sight, while Honami is a Celtic Mage, Nekkoyashi is a Onmyoudou Mystic, Mikan is a Shinto Priestess, and Manami is a Poltergeist. Combining their different powers, they dispel dark magic and supernatural monsters in their various contracted jobs. Sometimes they're helped in their most dangerous jobs by Adelicia, a Solomon Mage, who although head of a rival agency is also their friend.

Saturday March 17, 2012 3:10pm - 3:35pm
Room 205

3:30pm

Open Road Films: Lockout
UPDATED: Mon, Mar 12, 02:04PM
Global exclusive! Be among the first in the world to see footage of the highly anticipated new film, Lockout. Starring Guy Pearce (Memento, The King's Speech, upcoming Prometheus) and Maggie Grace (Taken, Taken 2, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Parts 1 & 2). Set in the near future, Lockout follows a falsely convicted ex-government agent (Pearce), whose one chance at obtaining freedom lies in the dangerous mission of rescuing the President's daughter (Grace) from rioting convicts at an outer space maximum security prison. Lockout was directed by James Mather and Stephen Saint Leger from their script, co-written with Luc Besson, who is also a producer. Peter Stormare co-stars.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=4027

Saturday March 17, 2012 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Ballroom, Third Level

3:30pm

Comic Book Entrepreneurs
Self-publishing success Sam Humphries leads a discussion about building your business around comic books with some of the comic book industry's leading entrepreneurs. CEO and co-founder David Steinberger of comiXology, Mike Richardson of Dark Horse Comics, Jonah Weiland of ComicBookResources.com, Peter Levin of Nerdist Industries, and Thomas Gaul of Beach Ball Comics describe how each built a business from the ground up around their love of the comic book medium. Don't miss this rare look into the business side of comics.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3960


Saturday March 17, 2012 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 211

3:30pm

Fallout: New Vegas DLCs: Games as a Graphic Novel
After Bethesda and Obsidian released Fallout: New Vegas, there came an opportunity to continue the story in the Mojave Wasteland through four narrative downloadable content packs (DLCs). What were the challenges and the rewards? Obsidian's creative director Chris Avellone discusses the design methodology and narrative constraints for the DLCs that followed the hit video game.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3959

Speakers

Saturday March 17, 2012 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 208

3:30pm

Spotlight on Ernest Cline
WonderCon special guest Ernest Cline is a New York Times bestselling novelist (Ready Player One) and a screenwriter (Fanboys). Join him for an hour-long Q&A session about his various book and film projects.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3958

Speakers

Saturday March 17, 2012 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 207

3:35pm

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya 2
As fall approaches with the upcoming School Art Festival, Haruhi, not content with her class's project choice, decides to produce her own movies with the SOS Brigade members. Kyon is concerned about what type of movie Haruhi wants to produce and the roles she has planned out for him and everyone else involved in it, plus how it might affect them and their surroundings.

Saturday March 17, 2012 3:35pm - 4:00pm
Room 205

3:45pm

Children's Film Festival - Program #8
Short films for all ages

Chickens of the Sea
Steve Furman
The great prairie chicken is cleverer than we knew, and can really shake a tail feather. (D) (USA)

Ride of the Mergansers
Steve Furman
Mergansers ducklings make their way in the real world. Audiences go crazy for this one. (D) (USA)

Karma Cafe'
Eben Kostbar
A lonely young man finds words of wisdom from a coffee server. An all-time festival favorite. (L) (USA)


Saturday March 17, 2012 3:45pm - 5:15pm
Room 202

4:00pm

Dirty Pair
As top operatives of the for-profit World Welfare Works, Kei and Yuri are dispatched to resolve crises throughout the universe. Their codename is "Lovey Angels." However their job effectiveness is also rivaled by the chaos and destruction they always seem to leave behind (whether it's their fault or not), earning them the well known and unwanted nickname the "Dirty Pair."

Saturday March 17, 2012 4:00pm - 4:25pm
Room 205

4:00pm

Coloring with Alex Sinclair
Spend an hour talking with comic book colorist Alex Sinclair. He will show a video demonstration of how he takes a page from start to finish as well as answer any questions you may have about the process, special effects, breaking in, tips and tricks, and, of course...COLOR!
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3963

Speakers

Saturday March 17, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 210

4:00pm

Kotobukiya Spring Preview
Representatives offer an exclusive look into what products are in development for 2012 and beyond, a Q&A session, and surprise giveaways!
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3961

Saturday March 17, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 203

4:00pm

MARVEL: Talk to the Hat
This is it, Mighty Marvel fans -- the no-holds-barred, anything goes, full-of-surprises panel you wait all year for! Tom Brevoort, Marvel's SVP of publishing/executive editor, takes on all questions, shocks the audience with jaw-dropping announcements, and keeps you guessing with surprise guests. You never know who will show up, but you better be here, because this is the panel that everyone will be talking about!
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3962

Speakers

Saturday March 17, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 204

4:00pm

4:00pm

Yu-Gi-Oh! Super Box Tournament
(Entry fee: $20)

All players receive a random Booster Pack and an additional Booster each round they survive. Players play in a single-elimination tournament; every round they win gets them a Booster Pack. Prize support: 1st place gets a Booster Box of the current set; additional prize support based on attendance. (Minimum players: 8, Maximum: 32). Ending time is approximate.

Saturday March 17, 2012 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

4:15pm

Sony: Resident Evil: Retribution, Looper, Amazing Spider-Man
UPDATED: Wed, Feb 29, 12:45PM
In Resident Evil: Retribution, we learn more about Alice's mysterious past as she continues to hunt those at The Umbrella Corporation responsible for the T-virus outbreak, a chase that takes her from Tokyo to New York, Washington, DC, and Moscow, culminating in a mind-blowing revelation that will force her to rethink everything she once thought to be true. Aided by newfound allies and familiar friends, Alice must fight to survive long enough to escape a hostile world on the brink of oblivion. The countdown has begun. Resident Evil: Retribution stars Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Sienna Guillory, Kevin Durand, Shawn Roberts, and Boris Kodjoe. Appearing in person is Alice herself, Milla Jovovich, who along with writer/director Paul W. S. Anderson will host a preview and discussion of the wildly successful film franchise based on the popular video game series Resident Evil and this highly anticipated fifth installment, Resident Evil: Retribution in state-of-the art 3D.

Looper

http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3965


Saturday March 17, 2012 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Ballroom, Third Level

4:25pm

Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam
Having defeated the Zeon menace, the Earth Federation has become authoritative toward many space colonies. Its elite military force, the Titans, are using methods deemed suitable to control these colonies and punish any suspected enemy. A growing rebellion led by AEGU fights against this oppressive force. Kamille Biden, a young civilian, joins AEGU and pilots a new version of Gundam, which was stolen from the Titans, to fight for freedom, never suspecting how tragic war really is.

Saturday March 17, 2012 4:25pm - 4:50pm
Room 205

4:30pm

Animation Writing for Television
For over 20 years, television has been filled with an amazing variety of shows based on comics, films, and original properties. Writer/story editor/UCLA faculty member Robert N. Skir (X-Men, Gargoyles) leads a discussion with Steven Melching (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Transformers Prime), Andrew Robinson (Young Justice, Generator Rex), Mitch Watson (Scooby-Doo: Mystery Incorporated, Freakazoid!), David McDermott (Ben 10: Ultimate Alien, Transformers Prime), and Kurt Weldon (Kim Possible, The Penguins of Madagascar) as they relate tales -- exhilarating, hilarious, and often horrifying -- of writing for these groundbreaking shows.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3967


Saturday March 17, 2012 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 208

4:30pm

Geek Slant: How the East Meets West
From comics and film to television and new media, Asian Americans have been making their mark on pop culture. Racebending-Media Consumers for Entertainment Equality hosts this no-holds-barred conversation featuring Phil Yu (Angry Asian Man), Jen Wang and Diana Nguyen (Disgrasian), Freddie Wong (YouTube's freddiew), and other mavens of their industry to discuss the state of Asian Pacific Americans in niche and mainstream media.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3966


Saturday March 17, 2012 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 207

4:30pm

SLG Publishing and Going Digital First
Company president Dan Vado previews some of the digital only comics being published by SLG and discusses what the future for comics distribution might look like. Apocalyptic scenarios will be bandied about for sure!
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3968

Speakers

Saturday March 17, 2012 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 211

4:50pm

Gokusen
Although Kimiko is the heir of the Oedo Yakuza family, her dream is to teach the youth of Japan. Putting aside her cunning nature she gets a teaching job. Now Kumiko is determined to understand the teenage mind, teach higher math, and carry on a little romance, while keeping her loyal army of brutal hitmen from murdering any of her misbehaving students.

Saturday March 17, 2012 4:50pm - 5:15pm
Room 205

5:00pm

DC Nation Special Video Presentation and Q&A
From the pages of DC Comics to the television screens of fans across the country comes DC Nation, a new one-hour exclusive kids programming block from Cartoon Network, Warner Bros. Animation, and DC Entertainment. DC Nation stars some of the most beloved and legendary heroes of the DC Universe, brought to life by some of the most talented directors, writers, and producers working in animation today. Anchored by Green Lantern: The Animated Series and Young Justice, DC Nation airs Saturdays 10:00-11:00  AM  ET/PT. Fans attending the WonderCon 2012 DC Nation panel will be treated to exclusive video content filled with plenty of sneak peeks from the DC Nation block. In addition, an all-star panel featuring Young Justice producers Brandon Vietti (Batman Under the Red Hood) and Greg Weisman (Gargoyles), Green Lantern: The Animated Series producers Jim Krieg (Ben 10: Alien Swarm) and Giancarlo Volpe (Star Wars: The Clone Wars), and DC animated shorts producers Lauren Faust (The Powerpuff Girls, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic) and Ben Jones (Batman: The Brave and The Bold) will take the stage for a moderated Q&A. Learn more about DC Nation at www.dcnation.com.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3970


Saturday March 17, 2012 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 204

5:00pm

East Meets West
Paul Power Publications talk about the sci-fi western comic East Meets West with Paul Power, Steve Leialoha, Tom Luth, Tim Burgard, Steve Oliff, Terry Wilson, and a mystery guest. Gift prizes of East Meets West will be handed out during a comics quiz. Fun tales of storyboarding films in Hollywood will be told, plus news on the graphic novel.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3972


Saturday March 17, 2012 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 213

5:00pm

The Myth of Nostalgia: Collecting and Memory
Cesare Asaro (creator, Finding Frank and His Friend), Peter Maresca (editor, Sunday Press Books), Kirstie Shepherd (Gadabout Time Machine User's Manual), and James T. Walker (Batman: The Brave and the Bold) have been collecting, creating, and selling nostalgia for over 40 years. Join them for a panel discussion on how collecting allows us to revisit memories from the past -- even a past that we might have been too young to have seen or may never have existed at all. They'll explore how nostalgia can be invented, whether it goes in and out of fashion, and what happens when the collector becomes the creator.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3969


Saturday March 17, 2012 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 203

5:00pm

Workshop with Ryan Sook
Join artist Ryan Sook for an informative discussion on the value of sketching, doodling, and drawing for illustration and comic art. Ryan will be doing a live projected sketching workshop and speak on the importance of keeping a sketchbook and working in it, as well as taking questions on the subject. If you are interested in drawing comics or doing illustration of any kind, this is a must attend workshop!
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3971

Speakers

Saturday March 17, 2012 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 210

5:00pm

Comic Creator Connection
UPDATED: Thu, Mar 15, 08:06AM
Are you a writer with a great idea for a comic book series, but you can't draw ... or maybe you're an artist looking for a great script to draw? Perhaps both of you are looking to jumpstart your careers in comics. At WonderCon 2012, you just might find each other!

The Comic Creator Connection returns to WonderCon in an event that brings writers and artists together and helps them find their creative counterparts.

Here's how it works: In two 2-hour sessions - on Friday, March 16 and Saturday, March 17, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM - writers and artists get a chance to sit down and meet each other in a neutral environment. In 5-minute sessions throughout the event, you'll talk one-on-one with individual writers or artists about their ideas and skills. At the end of each 5-minute period, you will get up and move on to the next person. You'll probably meet between 15 and 20 people in one evening.

Best of all, you'll have a good initial impression of the other person's working style and abilities, and you'll know whether or not you want to start working on a project together. To pre-register for Comic Creator Connection, please send an e-mail to programs@comic-con.org and type "WonderCon 2012 Comic Creator Connection" in the subject line. Please indicate whether you're a writer seeking an artist or an artist seeking a writer, and please specify which day you would like to participate.

WE WILL BE REGISTERING ARTISTS ONSITE. If you are an artist and would like to register onsite please come to Room 206B between 4:45
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Saturday March 17, 2012 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 206B

5:15pm

My Bride Is A Mermaid
Although Nagasumi and Sun have happily adjusted to their new life together, they must keep their engagement a secret from their classmates to protect them from Sun's father, who is still trying to end it (which Sun's mother is preventing). Sun's childhood rival Luna develops feelings for Nagasumi, and some rival suitors for Sun suddenly appear. Despite these problems and various other situations that Nagasumi and Sun will face and experience, their mutual love grows closer and stronger.

Saturday March 17, 2012 5:15pm - 5:40pm
Room 205

5:30pm

BOOM!: Adventure Time Comic
What time is it? It's Adventure Time! The top-rated Cartoon Network show now has its own comic book! With the show exploding in the ratings, garnering rave online reviews and major cosplay at comic conventions, it's clear fandom is obsessed and 2012 is the Year of Adventure Time! Don't miss out this panel, and be sure to hear all the exciting news and the latest details about the hit comic book series.
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Saturday March 17, 2012 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 211

5:30pm

Geek Girls Create
Kristen Nedopak (Think Hero TV), Stephanie Thorpe (ElfQuest), Crix Lee (Girl Gamer/Dread Central), Jessica Mills (Awkward Embraces), Leah Cevoli (Robot Chicken), and Helenna Santos Levy (Girl and Boy) are women who took their love of the geek life and turned it into a career. As producers, hosts, actresses, and multi-hyphenate personalities, they have spent time and love creating their own award-winning content for film, TV, and the web. Learn how each of these smart and sexy ladies built her unique, individual brand, and gain insight into the struggles and success of creating your own work, from networking to production to marketing...and staying sane along the way.
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Saturday March 17, 2012 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 207

5:30pm

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.
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Saturday March 17, 2012 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 208

5:30pm

Children's Film Festival - Program #9
Short films for all ages

Animation Showcase!
Various
A reel of short animation from around the world, some of the best and most creative all-ages animation on the planet, including films from Germany, Canada, UK, Denmark, France, Italy, Croatia, Japan, Singapore, and more! (A) (Global)


Saturday March 17, 2012 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Room 202

5:40pm

Dojin Work
After Hoshi informs Najimi that she may be hired to do the manga artwork for a popular magazine, she has to decide if she wants to be a professional artist, as it will mean is giving up the fun and freedom of doing a dojinshi, attending Comic-Fest, and maybe even giving up her friendships with Hoshi, Tsuyuri, Justice, Sarah, and Kaneru.

Saturday March 17, 2012 5:40pm - 5:55pm
Room 205

5:55pm

MM!
Realizing he actually likes being physically and mentally abused by girls, Sado is desperate to cure his problem. So he joins a special club hoping to resolve his issues only to discover that the other members have equally complex issues to deal with. The hyper-aggressive club president Isurugi believes herself to be a god, Sado's classmate Yuno is terrified of men, and Hayama, Sado's best friend, is a compulsive crossdresser.

Saturday March 17, 2012 5:55pm - 6:20pm
Room 205

6:00pm

Archaia Entertainment Presents: How to Build a Better Story
Are you an aspiring storyteller? Archaia has a tradition of publishing great stories, such as Mouse Guard, Return of the Dapper Men, and The Killer. Archaia editor-in-chief Stephen Christy and founder and chief creative officer Mark Smylie lead an information-packed session on what it takes to create a better original graphic novel. From world building to storytelling to what Archaia looks for in submissions, if you're an aspiring graphic novelist, this is the panel you don't want to miss. Plus, get a sneak peek of some of Archaia's upcoming titles, with never-before-seen art and exclusive information! Please note: Archaia will not be accepting submissions or reviewing portfolios during this panel.
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Saturday March 17, 2012 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 203

6:00pm

Femme Fatales Revealed: Behind the Scenes of the New Hit TV Series
Meet the cast and crew of the surprise summer hit on Cinemax that Entertainment Weekly hailed as a "badass chick anthology series." Inspired by pulp novels, comic books, and classic film noir, Femme Fatales is based on the bestselling magazine of the same name. Every episode features the exploits of powerful and dangerous women who use their survival instincts to escape perilous situations and exude their inner guile. UGO TV raves "if you haven't been watching Femme Fatales, you don't know what you're missing." Creators and executive producers Mark A. Altman (Necessary Roughness, Castle) and Steve Kriozere (NCIS, Necessary Roughness, Elvis Van Helsing) host a panel of the show's best-known guest stars as well as its most popular and beautiful femme fatales (who will be autographing all weekend at the Femme Fatales booth), along with special surprise guests, giveaways, and an exclusive preview of the highly anticipated second season , premiering Friday,  May 25, only on Cinemax. (Recommended for adult audiences.)
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Saturday March 17, 2012 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 204

6:00pm

Horror in Comics
Whether it in movies, TV shows, books, or comics, everyone loves to be scared. This panel focuses on horror in comics with WonderCon special guests Joe Hill (Locke & Key), Rebekah Isaacs (Angel & Faith), Mike Mignola (Hellboy, B.P.R.D.), Eric Powell (The Goon), and Scott Snyder (American Vampire), as they talk to the not-scary-at-all Mark Waid about things that go bump in the night in comic books.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3979


Saturday March 17, 2012 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 213

6:00pm

J. Michael Straczynski Writing Workshop
It's a rare event when JMS conducts one of his writing workshops, but this year we've got him. This is a Q&A about writing for comics, TV, movies, and anything else the man's done. We prefer only attendees who are actively pursuing a career in writing, and we ask those who attend to come armed with really good, salient questions about technique, the business, and so on. The workshop is only as good as the questions. This is your chance to get the inside scoop from one of the most successful writers in the biz.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3978

Speakers

Saturday March 17, 2012 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 210

6:20pm

Bleach
After their battle with Kumoi's assassins, Ichigo and Rukia follow Rurichiyo back to the Soul Society to face the royal Kasumiohji Clan and stop Rurichiyo's sham wedding. They succeed in winning over the new captain of Squad Three, Shusuke Amagi, to their side, but it will be no easy task in finding Rurichiyo with all 13 Guard Squads now after them.

Saturday March 17, 2012 6:20pm - 6:45pm
Room 205

6:30pm

6:30pm

The 99 Unbound
From the American heartland to the capitols of Europe and the Middle East and to the jungles of Indonesia and beyond, a young group of international superheroes battle a time-traveling megalomaniac in The 99 Unbound, the surprisingly controversial new animated feature from Endemol UK and Teshkeel Media. See the new animated movie based on the acclaimed comic book series The 99. The film presents the origin story for the upcoming TV series of the same name. Please join (tentatively scheduled) panelists Naif al-Mutawa (executive producer), Subniv Babuta (executive producer), Henry Gilroy (writer), Stan Berkowitz (story editor), and Marie Javins (managing editor, The 99 comics) for a discussion and Q&A after the movie.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3982


Saturday March 17, 2012 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 211

6:30pm

Wizards: 35 Years Later
Director, writer, producer, and animation legend Ralph Bakshi presents a Q&A session after the premiere of his classic animated film Wizards, now remastered by FOX on Blu-ray! (Recommended for adult audiences.)
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3980

Speakers

Saturday March 17, 2012 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 207

6:45pm

Star Driver
On the southern edge of Japan the Southern Cross Island inhabitants lead seemingly normal lives. But far beneath the quiet island's surface lies an ancient secret that lays dormant until Takuto Tsunashi arrives. At Southern Cross Island High School, Takuto and his friends become embroiled in a conflict with a clandestine society to control giant machines, called Cyboides, sealed under the island, whose powers are bound by special shrine maidens. This struggle will threaten to tear apart the entire island.

Saturday March 17, 2012 6:45pm - 7:10pm
Room 205

7:00pm

Chris Gore's Wild Cartoon Kingdom
Get a first look at upcoming animated shows from Chris Gore (G4TV). The science fiction comedy The Last Guys on Earth is the ongoing tale of the last two survivors of a worldwide cataclysm. Stop-motion animated series FetishVIL is the story of the sexy ladies who work at the world's most exclusive fetish dungeon. Celebrity guests and special surprises will accompany the first screening of footage from these upcoming shows. (Recommended for adult audiences.)
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3986

Speakers

Saturday March 17, 2012 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 213

7:00pm

Lessons from the Future
Producer Monique Yamaguchi (NYPDM, Tales from the Dead), Lancer director AJ Raitano, and actors Kevin Dorman (Real Steel, Avatar) and Gary Perez (Awake, Monstrous Nature) are joined by The Last Push director Eric Hayden and actors Khary Payton (Young Justice, Powers), Lance Henriksen (Aliens), and Brian Baumgartner (The Office), as they look at the challenges of the near future. In Lancer, characters fight for humanity in the face of inhuman greed while The Last Push examines humanity surviving in solitude. Both films examine the very human reactions that new worlds present while painting a portrait of a future that examines the ever-present burdens society that individuals carry with them, wherever and whenever they go.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3983


Saturday March 17, 2012 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 203

7:00pm

Star Trek: Between the Cracks: Double Whammy Anniversary Edition!
Author/historian/producer and "mayor of Trekland" Larry Nemecek lets you know just what's up as we party early for the 30th anniversary of The Wrath of Khan and the 25th anniversary for The Next Generation. Behind the scenes, humor, the what-ifs, the bizarre -- and, oh yeah: always some all-new blooper stills to boot.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3985

Speakers

Saturday March 17, 2012 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 210

7:00pm

Tournament of Nerds!
UPDATED: Tue, Mar 06, 03:44PM
Who would win in a fight, Batman or Wolverine? Superman or Gandalf? Debates like these have raged for decades. In dorm rooms, cubicles, classrooms, comic shops, and video stores, fans have pondered these questions that seemed unanswerable...until now. Tournament of Nerds pits two fans, or "Nerds," against each other to battle it out in heated debate. Which comic book, sci-fi, action, or horror character has the stuff to take down a fellow iconic character? The action is fast and furious, as debaters pick characters to debate on behalf of. A compelling argument can slay a more powerful foe. Nerds are screaming, laughing, and crying as titans clash. Their goal: to advance their character through a "March Madness" set of brackets in hopes of being crowned the ultimate Nerd and having their character reign supreme! The regular group of debaters includes Maddox (The Alphabet of Manliness, The Best Page in the Universe), Alex Fernie (Funny or Die, Reno 911), Roger Barr (I-Mockery, Doc Mock's Movie Mausoleum), Chris Tallman (Reno 911, Crossballs), and more!
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3984


Saturday March 17, 2012 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 204

7:00pm

Nighttime Open Gaming
Open games. Play one of our many free to play games including Malifaux, Monsterpocalypse, Munchkin, Pirates, and many more. OR, use an open table to play your own games! No new games to start one hour before closing each day.

Saturday March 17, 2012 7:00pm - 11:59pm
Hilton Anaheim Laguna Room, Fourth Floor

7:10pm

Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings 2
Japan's toughest warlords lead massive armies against their rivals in a quest for total domination. Wielding insane weaponry and unleashing the elements to boost their already awesome powers, these warrior generals charge into the fray, even as hordes of samurai warriors and ninja assassins fight to vanquish every adversary in their sights.

Saturday March 17, 2012 7:10pm - 7:35pm
Room 205

7:35pm

Vampire Knight Guilty
Although Yuki finally understands who she really is, Zero still can't accept her true self. While Ichiru watches over Rido's coffin, Kaname recalls the unforgettable events of ten years ago. After Rido is revived by Kaname's blood, chaos reigns when both Rido's servant vampires and the Hunter's Society invade the academy. Realizing her new role, Yuki now sets out to protect her friends and confront the powerful Rido himself.

Saturday March 17, 2012 7:35pm - 8:00pm
Room 205

8:00pm

Chaos;Head
When Takumi, an anime-obsessed recluse and gamer, has a chat room encounter with the mysterious Shogun, he's shown a gruesome murder scene. As someone seems to be watching him and the world around him unravels, Takumi soon becomes a paranoid murder suspect caught up in something called the New Generation Madness. As he tries to discern what is reality and a delusion, Takumi even suspects his classmate and good female friend Rimi is somehow involved in it as well.

Saturday March 17, 2012 8:00pm - 8:25pm
Room 205

8:25pm

Angel Beats!
After awaking, Otonoshi, who has amnesia, meets Yuri and learns that they are already dead and in a surreal afterlife high school, where they can die again, but later awaken with no injuries. Also Yuri heads an organization fighting against a violent female Angel who is trying to send people from there to somewhere else. After joining the organization, Otonoshi wonders if there's a reason why everyone is trapped in this afterlife limbo land instead of going to heaven after they died.

Saturday March 17, 2012 8:25pm - 8:50pm
Room 205

8:30pm

WonderCon Masquerade
It's Saturday night's big event! Join the crowd and be enthralled with the parade of costumes and characters across the big WonderCon main stage. Click here for complete details.
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Saturday March 17, 2012 8:30pm - 11:00pm
Ballroom, Third Level

8:50pm

Rosario+Vampire
Although Tsukune Aono has bad grades, he's accepted into a private high school. Meeting a pretty girl, Moka Akashiya, he's surprised to learn she's a vampire. After learning that his new school is for Youkai disguised as humans and intolerant towards them, Tsukune decides to leave. Moka, who's lonely and knows he's human, persuades him to remain, as they both care about each other. When Tsukune removes the rosary around Moka's neck, her other personality emerges to easily defeat any delinquent Youkai threatening them. Tsukune and Moka keep his true form a secret, however the other male students are jealous of their budding relationship.

Saturday March 17, 2012 8:50pm - 9:15pm
Room 205

9:15pm

The Melancholy of Haruhi-Chan Suzumiya
Anime shorts showing the SOS Brigade and other characters as cute little SD versions of themselves. Focusing on their unique quirks, it shows Haruhi, Kyon, and the others in various hilarious situations.

Saturday March 17, 2012 9:15pm - 9:20pm
Room 205

9:20pm

Baka and Test
When a fight occurs at the Fumizuki Academy, no punches are ever thrown. Instead the students utilize the school's technology to summon Avatars, pint-sized stand-ins with battle powers based on academic ability. Yoshii, who is an idiot, is stuck in lowly Class F with all the other slackers. If these misfits want to escape their classroom dump, they'll have to fight their way up the class ranks and eventually take on Class A, the academy's brightest students. It's going to be tough, but once these underachievers of Class F get motivated they don't give up.

Saturday March 17, 2012 9:20pm - 9:45pm
Room 205

9:45pm

Ah My Buddha
For Ikkou it's difficult to control his spiritual power while helping the pretty priestesses in training at his grandmother's Buddhist Temple, especially with Chitose. Also Kazuki, a different Buddhist Temple trainee, for unknown reasons is constantly trying to invoke this power by any possible means. Despite these problems, the relationship between Ikkou and Chitose becomes closer.

Saturday March 17, 2012 9:45pm - 10:10pm
Room 205

10:10pm

Heaven's Lost Property
For Tomoki his normal life ends when he becomes the master of a naïve, wish-granting, angelic android named Ikaros. But if Tomoki doesn't learn to control his impulses around her and be more careful of his wishes, even one simple wish can complicate things and cause a lot of chaos. Luckily his heart is in the right place for those he cares about, especially with his female childhood friend and classmate Sohara, who secretly loves him.

Saturday March 17, 2012 10:10pm - 10:35pm
Room 205

10:35pm

Akikan
When Kakeru Daichi, a rare juice can collector, drinks a melon soda, a fascinating girl materializes. Naming her Melon, Kakeru learns that she's an Akikan, a pretty girl who's also a special can created to fight other Aikans in a strange experiment to determine if a steel or aluminum can is better. This ridiculous research project will soon complicate Kakeru's life.

Saturday March 17, 2012 10:35pm - 11:00pm
Room 205
 
Sunday, March 18
 

11:00am

8-man Draft Cues for Booster Box
(Entry fee: $25)

1st place gets Booster box, 2nd place gets 9 packs, 3rd place gets 3 packs.

Sunday March 18, 2012 11:00am - 3:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

11:00am

WonderCon HeroClix 2012 Championship
(Modern Age), 400 pts.

Only the top five from Friday and Saturday Tournaments, as well as last year's Wonder-Con champion, Patrick Yapjoco, may enter the tournament. Prize: WonderCon Heroclix 2012 Champion Trophy, Hulked-Out Heroes Chase Set for 1st. More prizes TBD. Ending time is approximate.

Sunday March 18, 2012 11:00am - 3:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

11:00am

Daytime Open Gaming
Open games. Play one of our many free to play games including Malifaux, Monsterpocalypse, Munchkin, Pirates, and many more. OR, use an open table to play your own games! No new games to start one hour before closing each day.

Sunday March 18, 2012 11:00am - 5:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

11:00am

Malifaux Demos
Malifaux from Wyrd Miniatures: Based in an alternate Earth, Malifaux uses Gothic, steampunk, and Victorian horror with a dose of the Wild West to inject fun and depth into the magical lawlessness of a world rife with monsters, necropunks, man-machine hybrids, gunslingers, and power-hungry politicos. Actively using character-driven stories to define the world of Malifaux, seek your fortune in this fast-paced and brutal 32mm tabletop miniature skirmish game. Assemble your crew and stake your claim! Demos throughout the day

Sunday March 18, 2012 11:00am - 5:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

11:00am

WonderCon Magic League
All weekend long! (Entry fee: $15)

Players receive a current standard legal intro deck, and card sleeves. Open-play format: play anyone else in the league, win or lose; win cards to beef up your deck. Prize support: Standard legal Magic cards and promos. The player with the most matches played each day wins an additional prize!

Sunday March 18, 2012 11:00am - 5:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

11:00am

WonderCon Yu-Gi-Oh! League
All weekend long. WonderCon Yu-Gi-Oh! League (Entry fee: $15)

Players receive a Yu-Gi-Oh! Structure Deck and a random Booster Pack. Open-play format: play anyone else in the league, win or lose: win cards to beef up your deck. Prize support: various cards, and promos. The player with the most matches played each day wins an additional prize. Ending time is approximate.

Sunday March 18, 2012 11:00am - 5:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

11:30am

Maid Sama
At Seika High School, the student council's first female president Misaki Ayuzawa is determined to make the guys more respectable, especially toward the girls. After school she secretly works as a maid cafe waitress to help her family financially. When cool, aloof, and handsome Usui Takumi discovers Misaki's secret, she fears being blackmailed but is surprised when he helps her out instead. It becomes interesting as they soon become close friends and possibly something more.

Sunday March 18, 2012 11:30am - 11:55am
Room 205

11:30am

CAC Session 8: What's the Matter with Batman?
Batman clearly has "issues." Aside for running around in a form-fitting costume, he's got an alter ego, he broods a lot, he can be a bit neurotic, and he at times experiences alarming flashbacks -- not to mention the problems he has in his relationships with women. Psychologists Robin Rosenberg (Psychology of Superheroes, What's the Matter with Batman?), Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight), and surprise guests explore Batman's issues and determine whether he has a diagnosable psychiatric disorder, and if so, which one(s).
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3991


Sunday March 18, 2012 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 210

11:30am

MARVEL: The Next Big Thing
From the Marvel U to the Ultimate Comics U and everything in between, Marvel's top talent is on hand to talk about all your favorite heroes and villains as well as make a few surprise announcements!
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3989

Sunday March 18, 2012 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 207

11:30am

Spotlight on Carol Lay
Weird enough to have stories in Weirdo and straight enough to illustrate for The Wall Street Journal, WonderCon special guest Carol Lay has been contributing stories, strips, and drawings to a variety of media outlets for over three decades. Cartoonist Lay will discuss "Story Minutes," The Big Skinny, and her current work for Bongo Comics (The Simpsons).
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3990

Sunday March 18, 2012 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 208

11:30am

Steampunk 101
H.,G. Wells, leather corsets, goggles, gears and steam-powered blasters: these are all marks of the genre, but what exactly is Steampunk? Explore the answer to this basic question and much more with scintillating steampunk experts Donna Ricci (Clockwork Couture), Joe Benitez (Lady Mechanika); Thomas Willeford (Brute Force Studios); Nick Bauman, Andrew Fogel and Duane Matthews (The League of S.T.E.A.M.); and moderator Dina Kampmeyer (The Manticore Society).
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3993


Sunday March 18, 2012 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 213

11:30am

Tribute to the Legends: Kirby, Simon, Robinson, and Eisner
We salute four greats of the comic book field. They may not be with us any longer, but their creations will live forever. Mark Evanier, Marv Wolfman, Len Wein, Batton Lash, Scott Shaw!, and others discuss the lives, times, and genius of Jack Kirby, Joe Simon, Jerry Robinson, and Will Eisner.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3992


Sunday March 18, 2012 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 211

11:30am

Children's Film Festival - Program #10
Short films for all ages

Tah-Dah
Stacey Chomiak
The cello is the perfect instrument for like-thinking minds. (A) (Canada)

Orange City
Qingywan Wang
Strange and delightful doings in a mythical bug world. (A) (Taiwan/USA)

Turning Gears
Chia-Chi Tseng
Gears go round and round, making things work better. (A) (USA)

Bird Reunion
Ming-Yun Marie Chou
Even birds enjoy a lively reunion. (A) (Taiwan/USA)

Three Times Me
Wendy J.N. Lee
A little girl hiding under the dinner table imagines growing up in three pairs of shoes that have caught her attention. (L) (USA)

Fishing with Sam
Atio S. Blakseth
Catching fish on the North Pole can be challenging. (A) (Denmark)

Mr. Shape
Motohiro Shirakawa
In this Japanese animation, we learn all about shapes. (A) (Japan)

Roxy's Dream
Kelly Shon
Roxy the fox takes us to new places. (A) (USA)

India Explains Solar Power to Rudy
Anita George
India offers her thoughts on solar power. (A) (USA)


Sunday March 18, 2012 11:30am - 12:45pm
Room 202

11:30am

Secret Origin of Good Readers
Talking comic books, why we need them in our classrooms and libraries, and how to use them with Bill Morrison (The Simpsons, Bongo Comics), Steve Rotterdam (Bonfire Agency), Nancy Silberkleit (anti-bullying and literacy advocate), David Rojas (education consultant), and Mimi Cruz (Night Flight Comics). An overview of the comic book medium will include helping educators and librarians navigate the wonderful world of comic books, highlighting specific ways comic books and graphic novels can be used to engage a variety of learners while promoting reading and literacy. Educator comic book packages will be provided for attendees on a limited basis (or until supplies last) at the conclusion of this presentation. Free online 70-page The Secret Origin of Good Readers companion resource book [PDF] and other exciting materials at www.night-flight.com/secretorigin courtesy of XMission.com.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3988


Sunday March 18, 2012 11:30am - 1:00pm
Room 203

11:55am

Aira The Origination
As winter melts into spring, Akari, Aika, and Alice continue to work hard to become Neo-Venezia's top female gondoliers, Prima Undines, including taking on even more responsibilities. For Akari, Aika, and Alice there still seems so much to learn. However their dream to become a Prima might not be so far off for them.

Sunday March 18, 2012 11:55am - 12:20pm
Room 205

12:00pm

Alcatraz Special Video Presentation and Q&A
Don't miss this classified session with stars Sarah Jones (Sons of Anarchy), Jorge Garcia (Lost), Jonny Coyne (Lara Craft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life), and Parminder Nagra (ER); executive producers Jennifer Johnson (Lost), Daniel Pyne (Lost), and Jack Bender (Lost); and co-creators/co-executive producers Bryan Wynbrandt and Steven Lilien (both Kyle XY). They'll dish the ultimate insider information about the mysterious 1963 disappearance of the Alcatraz inmates, guards, and staff. Fans will learn about where they've been and why they are returning, and the creative team will reveal exclusive information about the remaining episodes of the first season. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television, Alcatraz airs Mondays at 8/7c on FOX.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3994


Sunday March 18, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ballroom, Third Level

12:00pm

Avatar Press and Max Books
Max Brooks (Zombie Survival Guide, World War Z) joins the folks from Avatar Press to discuss the latest zombie news and horror comics. Enjoy Brooks' fan-favorite lecture on the zombie genre and tips for surviving the holocaust, while simultaneously learning about the industry's most risk-taking comics publisher, Avatar Press.
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Speakers

Sunday March 18, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 204

12:00pm

Aspen Comics Official Portfolio Review
Vince Hernandez, editor-in-chief of Aspen Comics, will be on hand to review portfolios, offer advice for aspiring artists, and provide valuable tips for improving your portfolio and samples. Any artists looking to get their foot in the door in the comics industry are welcome to attend.

Speakers

Sunday March 18, 2012 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 206B

12:20pm

A-Channel
Learning she's accepted into the same high school as her best friend Run, Toru hurries to tell her, only to find Run with another girl, Yuko, in a compromising position. School starts off awkwardly as Toru fends off guys interested in Run, while Yuko and their other friend Nagi have to deal with Run's carefree attitude. As the school year progresses, the four girls find time to have fun together and ways to handle the unexpected problems life throws at them.

Sunday March 18, 2012 12:20pm - 12:45pm
Room 205

12:30pm

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; creators Sam Humphries (writer, Our Love Is Real, CBGB, Fraggle Rock) and Ben McCool (writer, Choker, Superman, Memoir, JLU); and Marvel's senior VP of sales David Gabriel.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3997


Sunday March 18, 2012 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 208

12:30pm

Spotlight on Jim Lee
DC's co-publisher and one of comics' hottest artists, Jim Lee takes the spotlight to talk about his art, DC's New 52, his role as the executive creative director for the DC Universe Online (DCUO) massively multiplayer action game, and anything else he wants to talk about.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=4000

Speakers

Sunday March 18, 2012 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 213

12:30pm

Spotlight on Steve Niles
WonderCon special guest Steve Niles (creator, 30 Days of Night), talks about his career, including his new ventures in film (Remains, based on his zombie comic story and appearing on Chiller Network) and what's coming up next for him with fellow writer Joshua Fialkov (I, Vampire).
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3999


Sunday March 18, 2012 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 211

12:30pm

CAC Session 9: History and Continuity
Kane Anderson (UC Santa Barbara) recognizes the emotional toll of having whole decades of "truth" eradicated, and reframes DC's "New 52" initiative as a kind of story genocide. With the ongoing publishing of stories collected in trade paperbacks and digital comics, DC's "older" stories become refugees from this event -- ghosts of fictional universes that no longer exist but somehow still continue to emerge from the publisher that perhaps disavowed them. Nick Langley (GeekNation) examines the history of the Man of Steel to explore what compels the last son of Krypton to act as Earth's savior and what has shaped his relationship with humanity. Dr. John M. Ulrich tracks the history of the literary hero Beowulf through comics, arguing that these re-envisionings of Beowulf as a superhero align well with the poem's complex representation of its hero and monsters.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3998


Sunday March 18, 2012 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Room 210

12:30pm

Cover Story: The Art of the Cover
It's WonderCon's yearly look at what makes a great cover. This year moderator Mark Evanier talks to special guests Arthur Adams (Monkeyman and O'Brian), Michael Golden (The 'Nam), Mike Mignola (Hellboy), Eric Powell (The Goon), and Fiona Staples (Saga) on their individual approaches to cover design and illustration.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3996


Sunday March 18, 2012 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Room 207

12:45pm

K-On!
Rehearsing for their school festival performance the Light Music Club, realizing they're not a official registered club, get faculty advisor Miss Yamanaka to be their club advisor. She coaches Yui to be the band's frontman, but when she loses her voice, Mio becomes the lead vocalist and has to overcome her stage fright. Later the Light Music Club celebrates Christmas with a party and gift exchange.

Sunday March 18, 2012 12:45pm - 1:10pm
Room 205

1:00pm

Fringe Special Video Presentation and Q&A
Join the producers and cast of the mind-bending, universe-crossing series Fringe for a Q&A session and get a sneak peek of what is to come, as the fates of all your favorite characters hang in the balance between two universes, two timelines, and too many creepy bad guys to go around. Talk doppelgangers, shapeshifters, Observers and whatever Walter is cooking up! Now in its fourth season, Fringe continues to explore new cases with endless impossibilities. From Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, Fringe airs Fridays at 9/8c on FOX.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=4001

Speakers

Sunday March 18, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ballroom, Third Level

1:00pm

Spotlight on Marv Wolfman
Writer/editor, Eisner Hall of Fame inductee, and WonderCon special guest Marv Wolfman talks about his 45-year career in comics, animation, novels, and videogame writing. He'll discuss his work, the companies he's worked for, and the many characters he's worked on. Marv will also answer all questions (well, maybe not all!)
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=4002

Speakers

Sunday March 18, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 203

1:00pm

Behind the Music: Composing for Fan-Favorite Projects
UPDATED: Mon, Mar 12, 02:10PM
Featuring the musically creative minds behind this year's top sci-fi/fantasy/action/animated television series and highly anticipated films. A group of talented composers describe how they elevate scoring to new heights, provide sneak peaks to their projects, and participate in WonderCon's exclusive debut of a LIVE composing demo. Prolific composers include Nathan Barr (True Blood), Jim Dooley (Wilfred), Robert Duncan (Castle), Mark Isham (Once Upon A Time), Danny Jacob (Phineas and Ferb), David Ari Leon (The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes) and Blake Neely (The Mentalist). Moderated by actress Ellen Greene (Pushing Daisies). A Q&A session and exclusive giveaways will follow the discussion! Hosted by CW3PR, Costa Communications and ASCAP.

http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=4003


Sunday March 18, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 204

1:00pm

Children's Film Festival - Program #11
Short films for all ages

Keep Smilin'
Mike McManus
Festival favorite Uncle Moondog returns in his latest rocking adventure. (A) (USA)

Tommy T Bone
David Icely
An animated T-bone steak runs from his hungry nemesis. (A) (USA)

The Pumpkin Gatherer
David Icely, Lucas Gonzales, Matt Cullen
Strangeness lurks in the role of the pumpkin gatherer. (A) (USA)

New Project
Elizabeth Bauman
The latest short documentary from the Los Angeles filmmaker. (D) (USA)

New Project
Mason Shefa
Mason has contributed films to the festival since grade school. Now a student at Yale University, Mason returns with his latest intriguing experimental film. (L) (USA)

The Plant
Jennifer Oxley
A girl devises a creative solution to get her kite from the branches of a tall tree. (A) (USA)


Sunday March 18, 2012 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Room 202

1:00pm

Star Trek HeroClix 3-Booster Sealed Event
300 pts. (Entry fee: $15 for 4 Boosters)

Build a 300 pts. team using 4 sealed Star Trek Boosters. Players will have to use their own maps. Prize: Warship Voyager LE and LE Map for 1st place, 2nd place, and Fellowship. Ending time is approximate.

Sunday March 18, 2012 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

1:10pm

Nyan Koi
Junpei Kosaka is allergic to cats. He accidentally damages a cat deity statue. To avoid the curse of becoming a cat, he must fulfill one hundred favors for cats he can now understand. For his first task he must somehow stop the female classmate he secretly loves, Kaede (and who secretly has feelings for him), from being overly affectionate toward cats without causing a bad misunderstanding between them.

Sunday March 18, 2012 1:10pm - 1:35pm
Room 205

1:30pm

How to Write Action for Kids' TV
Writing action for kids presents unique and exciting challenges. Dani Michaeli (The Aquabats Super Show!) moderates as the secrets and mysteries are explored by veteran writers Nicole Dubuc (Transformers: Prime), James Krieg (Green Lantern: The Animated Series), Joelle Sellner (Teen Titans), Eugene Son (Iron Man: Armored Adventures), and Matt Wayne (Ben 10).
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=4004


Sunday March 18, 2012 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 208

1:30pm

Spotlight on Todd Nauck
WonderCon special guest Todd Nauck (Young Justice, Amazing Spider-Man) is a popular comic artist working for Marvel, DC, and Image Comics with 18 years of credits. Meet Todd and discuss his comic book art, breaking into the business, his past and current projects, and what's he has to come for 2012 during this Q&A!
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=4005

Speakers

Sunday March 18, 2012 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 211

1:30pm

Cityscapes AKA Picking on Los Angeles
UPDATED: Mon, Mar 12, 09:53PM
How does setting inform story? Travel through Victorian London to contemporary Southern California to a postapocalyptic landscape with authors Greg Van Eekhout (The Boy at the End of the World), Daniel Wilson (Robopocalypse), and Tim Powers (Hide Me Among the Graves) in discussion with Maryelizabeth Hart of Mysterious Galaxy.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=4006


Sunday March 18, 2012 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 213

1:35pm

The Melancholy of Haruhi-Chan Suzumiya
Anime shorts showing the SOS Brigade and other characters as cute little SD versions of themselves. Focusing on their unique quirks, it shows Haruhi, Kyon, and the others in various hilarious situations.

Sunday March 18, 2012 1:35pm - 1:40pm
Room 205

1:40pm

Gin Tama
For Gintoki and his two assistants, Shinpachi and Kagura, at his Odd Job Agency, no job is too strange or bizarre, because it means they're employed. As their reputation grows, the jobs become stranger and sometimes more dangerous, especially when it involves aliens in some way (which is most of the time), including a Yakuza and aliens confrontation. Gintoki and his two assistants are constantly risking their lives and limbs for jobs that mostly pay them very little.

Sunday March 18, 2012 1:40pm - 2:05pm
Room 205

2:00pm

CAC Session 10: Adaptation and Media
Karma Waltonen (University of California, Davis) examines the newest trend in graphic novel adaptation, in which the graphic novel becomes a sequel to familiar stories from other genres. Using the Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly series comics, she investigates this new trend in adaptation, questioning and commenting on the genre's ability to serve as a sequel to television. Rachelanne Smith compares The Wizard of Oz and Alan Moore and Melinda Gebbie's Lost Girls, focusing on how the adaptation of Dorothy's story portrays her adventures as the hallucinations or imaginations of a sexually abused girl. Kathryn M. Frank (University of Michigan) discusses the controversy surrounding the casting of M. Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender to uncover industry logics regarding casting and the potential success of comics/animation-to-live-action adaptations. Liam Burke (National University of Ireland, Galway) asks why the first decade of the 21st century became the "comic-book movie decade." He examines multiple factors to understand what fostered and shaped this trend in modern Hollywood filmmaking. 
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=4010


Sunday March 18, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 210

2:00pm

DCE: Meet the Publishers
As co-publishers of DC Entertainment, Jim Lee and Dan DiDio are the driving forces behind DC Comics -- The New 52, DC's digital initiative, and much more, as well as being the artist of Justice League and the writer of O.M.A.C.! This up-close-and-personal panel gives you a chance to step up and ask questions!
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=4008


Sunday March 18, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 204

2:00pm

Once Upon a Time
A must-see event for LOST and Once Upon a Time fans! Master storytellers Eddy Kitsis (LOST and Tron: Legacy) and Adam Horowitz (LOST and Tron: Legacy) bring you an exclusive advance screening of "Heart of Darkness," an all-new episode of ABC's Once Upon a Time. After the screening, Join Eddy and Adam for Q&A and lots of great surprises. You won't want to miss it!
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=4025

Sunday March 18, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ballroom, Third Level

2:00pm

Spotlight on Humberto Ramos
WonderCon special guest Humberto Ramos talks about his 20-year career as one of comics' most sought-after artists, including his work on Spider-Man and his own creator-owned properties, such as Crimson, Out There, and Fairy Quest!
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=4009

Speakers

Sunday March 18, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 207

2:00pm

Stump Mark Waid
Superstar comics writer Mark Waid (Daredevil, Irredeemable, Kingdom Come, Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, and more) is joined by Jonah Weiland of ComicBookResources.com in a contest of wits! Drawing on questions submitted by CBR readers, and throwing in some of his own, Weiland will desperately try to "Stump Mark Waid" on a variety of comics trivia, minutia and more! Will the comics Internet prevail or will Mark Waid stand triumphant? Show up and find out!
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=4007


Sunday March 18, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 203

2:05pm

Lucky Star
Although Konata, Kagami, Tsukasa, and Miyuki are busy with schoolwork, they still find time to have fun together. Usually it's Konata, Kagami, and Tsukasa getting together to enjoy fun activities. Konata's younger cousin Yutaka, who attends their school, is experiencing high school life, but still finds time to have fun with her classmates and friends Minami, Hiyori, and Patricia.

Sunday March 18, 2012 2:05pm - 2:30pm
Room 205

2:30pm

The World Only God Knows
Dating Sim game master Keima Katsuragi isn't interested in any girls who are not 2D. After accepting an e-mail challenge, he soon discovers he's made a deal with a not very competent young female demon, Elsie de Lute Irma. She's been charged with recapturing runaway demon world spirits hiding in a girl's heart who can only be driven out by the girls falling in love with Keima. Now he must convince girls to fall in love with him within a specific time limit. If he fails, the explosive collars around his and Elsie's necks will detonate.

Sunday March 18, 2012 2:30pm - 2:55pm
Room 205

2:30pm

Editing Comics the BOOM! Way
Top creators Michael Alan Neslon (Valen The Outcast) and Sam Humphries (Fanboys vs. Zombies) join BOOM! Studios editor-in-chief Matt Gagnon to talk about the ins and outs of creating comics at BOOM! Studios. Don't miss this in-depth look into the editing secrets of one of the comic book industry's leading independent publishers as they discuss editing dos and don'ts at one of today's hottest comic book companies.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=4012


Sunday March 18, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 211

2:30pm

Roddenberry Presents
Eugene "Rod" Roddenberry (CEO, Roddenberry Productions), Trevor Roth (head of development, Days Missing) and Tory Mell (producer/writer, 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 TV series. Join them for new exciting Roddenberry news and a sneak peek of the sci-fi short White Room: 02B3, followed by a Q&A with director Greg Aronowitz (Room: 02B2, Labou).
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=4011


Sunday March 18, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 208

2:30pm

Meet the Creatives Behind Dan Vs.
UPDATED: Wed, Mar 07, 02:28PM
Show creators Chris Pearson and Dan Mandel, along with Brian Sheesley (supervising producer/director), Chris Battle (lead character design) and voice talent Curtis Armstrong ("Dan"), Paget Brewster ("Elise") and Dave Foley ("Chris") talk about the genesis of this hidden gem, now in its third season on The Hub. Join them for a special sneak peak screening of an upcoming episode, followed by a Q&A. Moderated by Tom Kenny ("Crunchy").
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=4013


Sunday March 18, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 213

2:45pm

Children's Film Festival - Program #12
Short films for all ages

Throwback Hour: 2005
Various
Who remembers 2005? Some of our visitors weren't even born when we held the first LA Children's Film Festival seven years ago. Here's your chance to catch up with a collection of animated and live-action shorts from that festival, with special return appearances by some of the animators and filmmakers. Get ready for some nostalgia! (A/L) (Global)


Sunday March 18, 2012 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Room 202

2:55pm

Hayate The Combat Butler
After Hayate wins the Butler Battle Tournament, the school superintendent wants him to join her Butler Corp of Darkness. In an effort to convince him she sends her mysterious butlers to defeat him. During the Academy Culture Fair, Nagi gets caught in the crossfire of a battle and is hypnotized by one of these butlers, causing her to no longer recognize Hayate, who has to find a way to break this spell and save Nagi.

Sunday March 18, 2012 2:55pm - 3:20pm
Room 205

3:00pm

Shivers, Shakes, and Swoon: the Young Adult Books We Can't Put Down
Come along for a Q&A session and chat about the hottest new titles in YA fiction. Moderated by Andrea Cremer (The Nightshade Series) and featuring Ann Aguirre (Enclave), Kami Garcia (co-author of the Beautiful Creatures novels), Gretchen McNeil (Possess), Lissa Price (Starters), Ransom Riggs (Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children), and Veronica Rossi (Under the Never Sky).
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=4016


Sunday March 18, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 207

3:00pm

Comics for Kids
UPDATED: Wed, Feb 29, 02:57PM
Despite the fact that most of us fell in love with the comics medium when we were children, good comics for kids seem few and far between...or are they? Join moderator and APE Entertainment editor Aaron Sparrow, artist James Silvani (Darkwing Duck, Richie Rich), artist Amy Mebberson (The Muppet Show, Strawberry Shortcake, Toy Story), Shane Houghton (Reed Gunther, Casper Scare School), Archaia editor Paul Morrissey, Beanworld creator Larry Marder and more for a lively discussion on kids comics, their place in the industry, and how to break into the business! As a bonus, children attending the panel will be eligible to win comic books and sketches the artists will draw during the panel!
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=4014


Sunday March 18, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 203

3:00pm

Community
UPDATED: Fri, Mar 16, 12:27PM
Cast and creative from Sony TV's critically-acclaimed series Community for NBC - Yvette Nicole Brown (Rules of Engagement), Gillian Jacobs (Choke), Ken Jeong (The Hangover Part II) and creator Dan Harmon (The Sarah Silverman Program). Join the cast & creator for a sneak peek at an upcoming, never-before-seen episode and hear what's in store for the rest of the season.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=4026

Sunday March 18, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ballroom, Third Level

3:00pm

Starship Smackdown Anaheim: The Happiest Place in the Cosmos Edition (Now in 3D)
UPDATED: Tue, Feb 28, 10:33AM
The must-see panel of Comic-Con and WonderCon returns for another action-packed year as the greatest spaceships in the history of the universe converge in the ultimate cosmic conflagration for the highly coveted Smackdown title in WonderCon's most scholarly and serious panel. Will the Enterprise once again defeat an Imperial Star Destroyer? Can the Serenity make mincemeat out of the Battlestar Galactica? Can you get cell reception in the TARDIS? And what exactly is the "Captain's Courageous" lightning round anyway? Join our panel of expert spaceshipologists 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), Robert Meyer Burnett (Free Enterprise, The Hills Run Red), and the Richard Dawson of the stars, moderator Mark A. Altman (Femme Fatales, Castle), along with some special surprise guests, and the lovely spaceship chaperone, Madison Dylan (Femme Fatales). End your weekend with the geekiest and most beloved panel of all-time in this or any other dimension, known or unknown. All new ships, all new quips as the Smackdown lands in Anaheim for the first time!
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=4015


Sunday March 18, 2012 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 204

3:00pm

EDH/Commander 1v1 for Dual Lands
(Entry fee: $25)

Players receive limited-edition card sleeves and dice players. Play in the ridiculously popular Elder Dragon Highlander Format, using the banned list viewable on the Mtgcommander.com website. Prize support: 1st place receives choice of Tropical Island, Tundra, Taiga, Bayou, Savannah, or Scrubland; 2nd place receives choice of remaining; 3rd place receives choice of remaining; additional prize support based on attendance. (Minimum players: 12, maximum: 24)

Sunday March 18, 2012 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Games Area, Exhibit Hall

3:20pm

Rental Magica
Astral is a very unique mage for hire agency. Its president, Itsuki, possesses the Glam Sight, while Honami is a Celtic Mage, Nekkoyashi is a Onmyoudou Mystic, Mikan is a Shinto Priestess, and Manami is a Poltergeist. Combining their different powers, they dispel dark magic and supernatural monsters in their various contracted jobs. Sometimes they're helped in their most dangerous jobs by Adelicia, a Solomon Mage, who although head of a rival agency is also their friend.

Sunday March 18, 2012 3:20pm - 3:45pm
Room 205

3:30pm

Costuming with the Rebel Legion
Meet the Rebel Legion and its local chapter Sunrider base. Join Rachel Williams (Rebel Legion member and Sunrider Base CO), and fellow Rebel Legion members Donna Keeley, Lisa Curtis, Jenna Lindeke, Victoria Schmidt, and Jon Paulson (Rebel Legion member and Starfighter Command CO) as they discuss the process of creating a movie-quality hero costume that would be accepted into the Rebel Legion to troop in the many and various events they participate in Southern California, and around the world.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=4019


Sunday March 18, 2012 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 211

3:30pm

Full-Time Creative Work on a Part-Time Schedule
Learn the secrets to using part-time collaboration to achieve full-time results! No matter which industry (comics, illustration, movies, design, animation, costuming/cosplay or podcasting), breaking into today's media is a full-time job, even if you have only part-time hours to accomplish it. To meet that goal you have to find or form then work with a team of people while avoiding mortal casualties. Topher Davila (art director, GeekdomWear.com), Aleister Gilgrim (head of product for Readz/Star Labs Ltd), Sean Glumace (digital arts instructor at Golden West College), Kevin Flessing (TomatoTV.net), Mario Martinez (co-creator, TomatoTV.net), Ron Coleman (molecular geneticist and writer), Jonelle Cobb (creative director, GeekdomWear.com), Jody Patterson (main contributor, RatBoxProductions.net), and moderator Cat Smith (voice actress) talk about how they successfully juggle time between their creative and business sides and discuss the process, pitfalls, and potential of part-time collaboration from their experiences in illustration, writing, design, animation, and other fields from a variety of levels of administration and sizes of organizations. Whether you're a hobbyist or looking to go pro, if you struggle with deadlines, need help finding collaborators, want to know how to effectively work with a team, or simply want to know how to get your foot in the door, this panel is not to be missed!
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=4017


Sunday March 18, 2012 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 208

3:30pm

The Godzilla Films of Ishiro Honda
Honda historian Peter H. Brothers, author of Mushroom Clouds and Mushroom Men, will discuss the director's eight Godzilla films and the circumstances leading to the monster's metamorphosis from powerful social commentary to pop-culture icon.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=4020


Sunday March 18, 2012 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 213

3:30pm

Art Masters: Drawing DC
UPDATED: Thu, Mar 01, 09:33AM
What does it take to remake a universe? Immensely talented artists! DC Comics artists Mike Choi, and Dustin Nguyen offer a unique peek into their visual approach in shaping DC Comics!
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=4018


Sunday March 18, 2012 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 210

3:45pm

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya 2
As fall approaches with the upcoming School Art Festival, Haruhi, not content with her class's project choice, decides to produce her own movies with the SOS Brigade members. Kyon is concerned about what type of movie Haruhi wants to produce and the roles she has planned out for him and everyone else involved in it, plus how it might affect them and their surroundings.

Sunday March 18, 2012 3:45pm - 4:10pm
Room 205

4:00pm

4:00pm

Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
WonderCon's going out on a high note! FandomCharities.org and Whedonopolis.com, the folks who bring you the Comic-Con Buffy sing-along of "Once More With Feeling," 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.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=4021

Sunday March 18, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ballroom, Third Level

4:00pm

Jane Espenson: Sci Fi and Beyond
A TV writing fixture for the past 20 years, Jane Espenson has written episodes for Sci-Fi and fantasy shows including Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, Dollhouse, Battlestar Galactica, Caprica, Torchwood: Miracle Day, Game of Thrones, and ABC's current hit Once Upon a Time. Her work in TV comedy includes work on Dinosaurs, Ellen, Jake in Progress, Andy Richter's Andy Barker PI and Gilmore Girls. Espenson has also made online inroads with Battlestar Galactica webisodes and her current web series, Husbands. The panel is a moderated discussion and lively Q&A about her work in different genres and across different platforms. She will be joined by Husbands co-writer, co-creator and star, Brad Bell.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=4023


Sunday March 18, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 203

4:00pm

NAMCO BANDAI Games Celebrates NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM Generations
ADDED: Wed, Feb 29, 10:54AM
With over 10 million units in the NARUTO franchise sold worldwide by NAMCO BANDAI Games, all fans of NARUTO are encouraged to attend this celebration of the series. With a special appearance by Production Head Director Hiroshi Matsuyama of CyberConnect 2, fans will be treated to a panel covering all things NARUTO in games, along with a special guest host, Urian Brown, master of all things video games at SJAlpha.com. Don't miss your chance to catch all of the action happening live on-stage with this exciting and breakthrough franchise. Believe it!!
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=4028

Sunday March 18, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 207

4:00pm

Children's Film Festival - Program #13
Short films for all ages

Made by Children!
Various
Short animations from around the world made by children, presented in partnership with the Varazdin Croatia Animation Festival. Films from Croatia, China, Ukraine, Japan and beyond. (A) (Global)


Sunday March 18, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 202

4:10pm

Dirty Pair
As top operatives of the for-profit World Welfare Works, Kei and Yuri are dispatched to resolve crises throughout the universe. Their codename is "Lovey Angels." However their job effectiveness is also rivaled by the chaos and destruction they always seem to leave behind (whether it's their fault or not), earning them the well known and unwanted nickname the "Dirty Pair."

Sunday March 18, 2012 4:10pm - 4:35pm
Room 205

4:30pm

WonderCon Talkback
So how'd we do on our maiden voyage of WonderCon at the Anaheim Convention Center? Here's your chance to talk to the WonderCon and Comic-Con management teams about what you didn't like -- and hopefully what you really liked -- about WonderCon 2012!
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=4022

Sunday March 18, 2012 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Room 208

4:35pm

Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam
Having defeated the Zeon menace, the Earth Federation has become authoritative toward many space colonies. Its elite military force, the Titans, are using methods deemed suitable to control these colonies and punish any suspected enemy. A growing rebellion led by AEGU fights against this oppressive force. Kamille Biden, a young civilian, joins AEGU and pilots a new version of Gundam, which was stolen from the Titans, to fight for freedom, never suspecting how tragic war really is.

Sunday March 18, 2012 4:35pm - 5:00pm
Room 205