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Friday, March 16
 

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

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

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

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

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!
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=4030

Friday March 16, 2012 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Ballroom, Third Level

5:30pm

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!
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3910


Friday March 16, 2012 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 204

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.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3914


Friday March 16, 2012 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room 203

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
 
Saturday, March 17
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3987

Saturday March 17, 2012 8:30pm - 11:00pm
Ballroom, Third Level
 
Sunday, March 18
 

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

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

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

3:30pm

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

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

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

4:30pm

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