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Friday, March 16
 

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

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
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=4032

Friday March 16, 2012 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 206B

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
 
Saturday, March 17
 

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

4:30pm

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

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
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=4033

Saturday March 17, 2012 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 206B
 
Sunday, March 18
 

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

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