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Friday, March 16
 

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

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

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!
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Speakers

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

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

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.
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Speakers

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

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.
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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.
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Speakers

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

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

4:30pm

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!
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3898

Speakers

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

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

5:30pm

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

5:30pm

 
Saturday, March 17
 

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

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.
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Speakers

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

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

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

11:30am

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

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.
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Speakers

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

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

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

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.
http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_search_results.php?strShow=32&strRec=3952

Speakers

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

2:30pm

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

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

3:30pm

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

4:00pm

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

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
 
Sunday, March 18
 

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

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

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

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

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

1:30pm

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

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!
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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

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