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Friday, March 16

4:00pm PDT

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.


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

4:30pm PDT

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.

Friday March 16, 2012 4:30pm - 5:30pm PDT
Room 208

5:00pm PDT

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.


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

5:00pm PDT

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.

Friday March 16, 2012 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Room 204

5:30pm PDT

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.

Friday March 16, 2012 5:30pm - 6:30pm PDT
Room 208
Saturday, March 17

12:00pm PDT

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.


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

12:30pm PDT

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).

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

2:30pm PDT

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!

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

3:30pm PDT

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.


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

4:15pm PDT

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.


Saturday March 17, 2012 4:15pm - 5:30pm PDT
Ballroom, Third Level
Sunday, March 18

12:30pm PDT

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.


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

1:00pm PDT

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!)


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

4:00pm PDT

4:00pm PDT

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!!

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